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Freehafer Hall records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 153
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.


  • 1967 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

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


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

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


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


Freehafer Hall records
Jon Hathaway
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States