Special Collections and Archives

KSU Buildings and Grounds subject files

Kent State University Buildings and Grounds, Subject Files

Finding Aid

Prepared by Barbara Bass, December 20, 1999. Updated December 2013

2.5 cubic feet (2 record storage boxes, 1 oversize slim document box)

Physical Location: 11th floor


Scope and Content

This is a collection of items pertaining to the buildings on campus and their history. Also included are files on campus grounds and landmarks (e.g. Risman Plaza). The files include dedication booklets, correspondence, brochures, news clippings and building plans from the Office of Campus Planning (1969) that have been gathered from the vertical files in Special Collections and Archives and processed as a collection. A separate file for campus development and general buildings and grounds information is included at the end of Box 2. A few oversized files are located in Box 3. Items are arranged alphabetically by the name of the building or campus landmark.

Materials will be added to this collection on an ongoing basis.

Philip Shriver's, Years of Youth published in 1960 and William D. Hildebrand's A Book of Memories also include information about Kent State University buildings. Copies of these books are cataloged in KentLINK. For building photographs, see the separate inventory for Kent State University Buildings photographs.

Additionally, there is information on KSU buildings on file at the Architecture Library.


Box 1

Folder -- Contents

  1. Administration Building
  2. Agassiz House
  3. Airport Buildings
  4. Allyn Hall: 2005--
  5. Architecture Library
  6. Architecture/Urban Library
  7. Art Building
  8. Ashtabula Regional Campus
  9. Auditorium
  10. Barn, [Portage Drive]
  11. Baseball Facilities
  12. Beall-McDowell Residence Halls
  13. Biology House
  14. Bowman Hall
  15. Business Administration Building
  16. Campus Grounds
  17. Campus Sports Facilities
  18. Child Development Center
  19. Chimes, Florek Memorial
  20. Chimes [located at top of library; installed in 1991]
  21. Cluff Training School, [William A. Cluff]
  22. Cunningham Hall
  23. Cunningham Hall, [new wing]
  24. Curtiss House
  25. Dedication clipping: Van Campen, Munzenmayer, Altmann, McSweeney, Metcalf, Heer, Stewart, Musselman, Apple, Harbourt, Humphrey: Nov. 24, 1969
  26. DeWeese Health Center
  27. Dix Stadium
  28. East Hall, [classroom]
  29. Eastway Center
  30. Education Building
  31. Eells Gallery at Blossom Music Center
  32. Engleman Hall
  33. Esplanade [campus to downtown Kent]
  34. Field House
  35. Fine and Professional Arts Center - Porthouse Theatre
  36. Franklin Hall
  37. Geauga Campus Academic Center
  38. Golf Course, [club house and maintenance buildings]
  39. Hall Athletic Field
  40. Heating Plant
  41. Henderson Hall, [School of Nursing]
  42. Hillel Building
  43. Honors College
  44. Ice Arena
  45. Information Booth, [Student Center Plaza]
  46. Johnson Hall
  47. Kent Hall
  48. Koonce Hall
  49. Korb Hall
  50. Lake-Olson Halls
  51. Library, [building proposal]
  52. Library, [dedication booklets, photographs]]
  53. Library, [25th anniversary]
  54. Library, [audio-visual area construction]
  55. Lilac Lane
  56. Liquid Crystal Institute
  57. Lincoln Research Center
  58. Lowry Hall
  59. Manchester Field
  60. Mathematics and Computer Science Building
  61. May 4th Room [library, 1st floor]
  62. McGilvrey Hall
  63. Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center [MAC Center]
  64. Memorial Gymnasium, [previously Men's Physical Education Building]
  65. Memorial Stadium
  66. Merrill Hall
  67. Michael Schwartz Center
  68. Moulton Hall
  69. Munzenmayer Hall
  70. Murin Gardens, [Judith A. Benzer Murin]
  71. Music and Speech Center
  72. Music Library
  73. Music Listening Center
  74. NEOUCOM
  75. Nixson Hall
  76. North Hall, [classroom]
  77. Oscar Ritchie Hall
  78. Patton House
  79. Physiology Lab
  80. Porthouse Theatre
  81. Power Plant
  82. Prentice Gate
  83. Prentice Hall
  84. President's House, [garage]
  85. Risman Plaza
  86. Rockwell Hall (including Rockwell Library)
  87. ROTC Buildings

Box 2

Folder -- Contents

  1. Salem Branch Campus, Columbiana county, [groundbreaking ceremony]
  2. Salem Branch Campus, Columbiana county, [dedication programs, floor plans]
  3. Satterfield Hall
  4. Schwebel Garden Room
  5. School of Art Gallery
  6. Sculpture, "Behind the Brain Plaza," artist Brinsley Tyrrell
  7. Sculpture, "The Legend of the Iron Hoop," artist Brinsley Tyrrell
  8. Small Group Residence Halls
  9. Smith Hall
  10. South Hall, [classroom]
  11. Stark County Branch Campus
  12. Stark County Branch Learning Resource Center
  13. Stopher Hall
  14. Stopher-Johnson Hall
  15. Student Union, [The Hub]
  16. Stump Theatre, [E. Turner Stump]
  17. Taylor Hall
  18. Terrace Hall
  19. Tri-Towers
  20. Trumbull County Branch Campus
  21. Tuscarawas County Branch Campus
  22. Underground Tunnel System
  23. University Archway
  24. University Branch House
  25. University Center
  26. University School
  27. University Supply Center
  28. Van Deusen Hall
  29. Verder Hall
  30. Victory Bell
  31. Victory Bell II [Starner bell]
  32. West Hall, [classroom]
  33. Ward House
  34. Warehouse, [Portage Drive]
  35. White Hall, [College of Education]
  36. Williams Hall
  37. Williamson Alumni Center
  38. Wills Gym
  39. WKSU Building
  40. Campus Development, [general campus buildings and grounds information]

Box 3 [Oversized Items]

  1. Library Dedication poster, April 9-10, 1970
  2. Salem Regional Campus drawing, October 24, 1969