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University Architect and Chairman of the Building Committee. Public Works Administration records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-

Scope and Contents

The Public Works Administration records include a manual (1938), various circulars (1938-1939), correspondence (1938-1940), and project descriptions (1938-1940).


  • Creation: 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.

Historical Note

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


Related Materials

See also: Building records (UA 4.9.1).

Legal Status

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.

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.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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