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Freehafer Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 153

Scope and Contents

The Freehafer Hall records contain building and planning reports for the original building and later addition, awards won by the office staff, and varying correspondence in regards to the day to day operations of the staff.

Dates

  • 1967 - 2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Documents containing sensitive personal information are restricted; redacted versions of documents are available.

Historical Information

Originally called the Administrative Services Building, it is located on South Grant Street, immediately north of the Heating Plant. It was the first completely new structure in the U.S. to be designed and erected according to the office landscape system of procedural, environmental, and work-need planning. It is approximately 100,000 sq. ft., has no interior walls and no private offices in any of the office areas. It was renamed Lytle J. Freehafer Hall of Administrative Services in 1978. This addition to Lytle J. Freehafer Hall of Administration services added a 3 story 28,000 gross sq. ft. structure. It is similar to the previously existing open landscape offices with several enclosed conference rooms.

Source: Purdue University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Extent

1.275 Cubic Feet (2 Manuscript Letter Size Boxes 1 Manuscript Legal Size Box 1 Folder in an Oversized Flat Box)

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 7 series:
  1. Dedication Materials and General Building Information
  2. Reports
  3. Articles and Symposium Programs
  4. Office Standards and Building Addition Committee Documents
  5. Correspondence
  6. Floor Plans and Blueprints
  7. Plaques, Awards, and Images

Creator

Title
Freehafer Hall records
Status
Under Revision
Author
Jon Hathaway
Date
2017-11-17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States
765-494-2839