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University History



This page contains resources that were originally compiled for a GIS Design & Implementation course project that begins in the fall of 2015.

Original resources in the University Archives

The following resources are not yet digitized, so they must be accessed via the University Archives.  Contact with questions and/or to make an appointment to view materials.  Let us know how we can help!

Building and property files contain articles, photos, dedication programs, and other information about dates of building construction, demolition, and openings.  Examples include the 1948 article about transforming Evans Field into a stadium and Dr. Pohl's description of historical campus sport fields in The Death of Evans Field: The End of an Era


President's reports to the Board of Regents contain information sent to the board regarding campus construction.  The reports include descriptions of property acquisitions, construction plans, dates, naming decisions.


Campus master plans from 1985 and 1995 are in the University Archives.

Survey resources

Map resources

Narrative resources

Undergraduate Catalogs from the 1960s contain maps, but there is little consistency with the style and placement. 

  • From 1959-60 through 1962-63, maps appear on or near page 8 of the catalog.
  • From 1963-64 through 1968-69, 2-page maps appear at the back of the catalog.

The catalogs also include a narrative section about the physical plant, which provides information about campus buildings.  It's a good place to look for information about the opening of new buildings.