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Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (formerly Physical Plant) records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-5.13

Scope and Contents

The Physical Plant records include reports, summaries, evaluations, and facility surveys for the Michigan State University campus. Information is primarily of a technical nature. Also included are 13 aerial photographs of campus which show the entire campus as of April, 1967. The numbers referred to are those used by the photographer and also relates to the accompanying small-scale grid finding aid.

Other photographs in the collection include campus farms, farm houses, campus buildings, W.P.A Garage, the stadium under construction, and the dedication of IM East in 1989

The collection includes microfiche of building plans for Pewabic Pottery and Camp Shaw 4-H Camp in Chatham Michigan.

The "Save Our Sparty" series contains photographs, negatives, memoranda, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other materials documenting the 1988-1989 restoration of the Spartan statue.

The collection incluldes the Water Quality Reports issued each year for the campus of the University.

The Electronic Resources include correspondence in the form of e-mail memos and attachments; photographs of murals in the Multicultural Center of the MSU Union, along with a document detailing the transfer of those photos to UAHC; the Facilities Focus employee newsletter; and an MSU Construction: 2016 video file.


  • 1941 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Photographs of the Union Building Transformer Room are restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Physical Plant reported to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees from its inception in 1944 through 1959, at which time authority over its operations was transferred to the Vice President for Finance and Operations and Treasurer. It has also been known as the Buildings and Utilities Division. Physical Plant's name was changed to Infrastructure Planning and Facilities.


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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Physical Plant Records
3 Ready For Cataloging
August 1986
Description rules
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US