KSU Buildings and Grounds subject files

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Special Collections and Archives

KSU Buildings and Grounds subject files

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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 2020


Inclusive Dates: 1910-2019
Extent: 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.

Arrangement: Items are arranged alphabetically by the name of the building or campus landmark.


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

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