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UA11: Facilities Records

Identifier: UA11

Scope and Contents

Records in this collection have been arranged by building according to construction/acquisition date. The exceptions are the Fraternity Houses, which are grouped together after all the other individual buildings, and The Wedge, whose plan was identified late in the process and is thus out of sequence. It follows the Fraternity Houses. Broader record groups such as WPI Grounds and WPI Campus Plans will be found at the end of the collection, after individual buildings.

Records for each building have been divided into two subseries: Administrative Records (boxed) and Plans, Views and Images (flat files and rolled tubes). The Administrative Records within each subseries are generally organized chronologically. Records often (but not always) consist of building specifications; correspondence and memoranda among architects, contractors, and WPI; specifications for building renovations; fundraising pamphlets to promote new or renovated buildings; programs of ground breaking, cornerstone-laying, and dedication ceremonies; newspaper clippings and photographs; and miscellaneous information. Not all subseries contain records in each of these categories. A few buildings have physical mementos included, such as paperweights or trowels commemorating groundbreaking or dedication dates. The Plans, Views and Images of various campus buildings stored in the flat files or rolled onto archival tubes consist primarily of architectural plans or blueprints, plus some oversized drawings and images such as watercolor sketches and at least one oversized photograph. Many of the blueprints are original, while others are photostats of originals.

Administrative Records subseries will always be identified by .01; Plans, Views and Images subseries will always be identified by .02. There are some plans in the flat files (or on tubes) for which corresponding administrative records do not exist, nor do plans and/or oversized images exist for every building for which there are administrative records, so some series will have a subseries .01 but not a subseries .02 and vice versa.


  • 1868 - 2013

Conditions Governing Access

Permission of archivist

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.


30 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Facilities Records
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Repository Details

Part of the WPI University Archives Repository

100 Institute Road
George C. Gordon Library
Worcester MA 01609 USA