Special Collections and Archives

KSU Buildings and Grounds subject files

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 February 2016. 

2 cubic feet (2 record storage boxes)

Physical Location: 12th 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. 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. Center for Architecture and Environmental Design
  19. Child Development Center
  20. Chimes, Florek Memorial
  21. Chimes [located at top of library; installed in 1991]
  22. Cluff Training School, [William A. Cluff]
  23. Cunningham Hall
  24. Cunningham Hall, [new wing]
  25. Curtiss House
  26. Dedication clipping: Van Campen, Munzenmayer, Altmann, McSweeney, Metcalf, Heer, Stewart, Musselman, Apple, Harbourt, Humphrey: Nov. 24, 1969
  27. DeWeese Health Center
  28. Dix Stadium
  29. East Hall, [classroom]
  30. Eastway Center
  31. Education Building
  32. Eells Gallery at Blossom Music Center
  33. Engleman Hall
  34. Esplanade [campus to downtown Kent]
  35. Field House
  36. Fine and Professional Arts Center - Porthouse Theatre
  37. Franklin Hall
  38. Geauga Campus Academic Center
  39. Golf Course, [club house and maintenance buildings]
  40. Hall Athletic Field
  41. Heating Plant
  42. Henderson Hall, [School of Nursing]
  43. Hillel Building
  44. Honors College
  45. Ice Arena
  46. Information Booth, [Student Center Plaza]
  47. Johnson Hall
  48. Kent Hall
  49. Koonce Hall
  50. Korb Hall
  51. Lake-Olson Halls
  52. Library, [building proposal]
  53. Library, [dedication booklets, photographs]]
  54. Library, [25th anniversary]
  55. Library, [audio-visual area construction]
  56. Lilac Lane
  57. Liquid Crystal Institute
  58. Lincoln Research Center
  59. Lowry Hall
  60. Manchester Field
  61. Mathematics and Computer Science Building
  62. May 4th Room [library, 1st floor]
  63. McGilvrey Hall
  64. Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center [MAC Center]
  65. Memorial Gymnasium, [previously Men's Physical Education Building]
  66. Memorial Stadium
  67. Merrill Hall
  68. Michael Schwartz Center
  69. Moulton Hall
  70. Munzenmayer Hall
  71. Murin Gardens, [Judith A. Benzer Murin]
  72. Music and Speech Center
  73. Music Library
  74. Music Listening Center
  75. NEOUCOM
  76. Nixson Hall
  77. North Hall, [classroom]
  78. Oscar Ritchie Hall
  79. Patton House
  80. Physiology Lab
  81. Porthouse Theatre
  82. Power Plant
  83. Prentice Gate
  84. Prentice Hall
  85. President's House, [garage]
  86. Risman Plaza
  87. Rockwell Hall (including Rockwell Library)
  88. Rotarians, List of sites named in honor of Kent Rotarians
  89. 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. Visual Arts, Center for the (formerly Van Deusen Hall and former heating plant) 
  33. West Hall, [classroom]
  34. Ward House
  35. Warehouse, [Portage Drive]
  36. White Hall, [College of Education]
  37. Williams Hall
  38. Williamson Alumni Center
  39. Wills Gym
  40. WKSU Building
  41. Campus Development, [general campus buildings and grounds information]