University Architect and Chairman of the Building Committee. Public Works Administration records
Scope and Contents
The Public Works Administration records include a manual (1938), various circulars (1938-1939), correspondence (1938-1940), and project descriptions (1938-1940).
- 1937 - 1940
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
The Public Works Administration (PWA) was a federally-funded project to create work (primarily construction) for unemployed men in the depression-burdened 1930s. In cooperation with Michigan State College (now University), the PWA handled numerous building projects on campus between 1938 and 1940.
Nine buildings erected on campus with the aid of federal funds supplied by the Public Works Administration (PWA). They are referred to in correspondence between the Public Works Administration and Michigan State College by these code numbers.
Michigan Project No. 1003-F Abbot Hall-Men’s Dormitory Michigan Project No. 1200-F Auditorium Michigan Project No. 1201-F Livestock Judging Pavilion Michigan Project No. 1202-F Olin Memorial Health Center Michigan Project No. 1581-F Campbell Hall- Women’s Dormitory Michigan Project No. 1612-F Veterinary Building Addition (Giltner Hall) Michigan Project No. 1737-F Jenison Fieldhouse Michigan Project No. 1814-F Soils Building Michigan Project No. 1827-F Music Building
0.5 Cubic Feet (, 19 folders)
Language of Materials
Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Kuhn, Madison, 1910-1985 (Donor, Person)
- University Architect and Chairman of the Building Committee. Public Works Administration Records
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- A. Brown
- June 2005
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.