Division of Campus Park and Planning Records
UA.4.2

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Title
Campus Park and Planning records
ID
UA.4.2
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1915-1995
Date [inclusive]
1915-2008
Extent
1.4 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

The division of Campus Park and Planning officially began in 1944 as Grounds Maintenance (1944-1946). Prior to 1944, its duties were performed by the Buildings and Grounds Department. It held a variety of names, including Campus Maintenance (1946-1949), Physical Plant Planning and Development Division (1962-1965), and Campus Planning and Maintenance Division (1967-1968). Campus Park and Planning originally reported to the Secretary of the University (1945-1960), then to the President (1960-1972), later to the Executive Vice President and President for Administration and Public Affairs (1972-1985). Since 1985, the unit has reported to the Vice President for Finance and Operations and Treasurer. In 2005, the unit changed their name to Campus Planning & Administration. This reflected a shift in their primary focus toward campus master planning and financial administration of campus development. The responsibility for site construction and project records was shifted to the Physical Plant.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of Campus Park and Planning include sketches and maps of the MSU campus (1924-1952) including a topographical map of campus; reports and proposals about campus development and buildings; parking and traffic surveys; Alma College and MSU-Oakland University developmental plans; pamphlets about veterans at MSU, the Beal Botanical Gardens, Lansing City Planning, and correspondence between Harold Lautner, director of Campus Park and Planning, and John Hannah.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 1979

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  March 2012

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alma College. -- Chronological subdivision--1957;
  • Iowa State University. Archives.
  • Michigan State College.
  • Michigan State University. Libraries. Vernon G. Grove Mathematics Library.
  • Michigan State University. W.J. Beal Botanical Garden. -- Chronological subdivision--1971.;

Genre(s)

  • Maps

Geographic Name(s)

  • East Lansing (Mich.)
  • Lansing (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Kehler, Tom, (Thomas)
  • Lautner, Harold W., (Harold William)

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Collection Inventory

Policy Files Undated 

Box Folder

Revised Retirement Policy 1951-1962 

2314 1

MSU Zoning Ordinance 1958-1968 

2314 2

State Board Minutes on Campus and Landscape Architecture Undated 

2314 3

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Reports and Proposals Undated 

Box Folder

Olmstead Report RE: Development of MAC Grounds. 1915 

2314 4

Report on Care and Improvement of Blvd. Strip by T. Glenn Phillips 1927 

2314 5

Reorienting the Work in Landscape Architecture 1946 

2314 6

Parking Survey 1950 

2314 7

Traffic Survey 1951 

2314 8

Campus Development Plan 1953 

2314 9

Married Student Housing Preliminary Studies 1953 

2314 10

Five Year Building Program 1955 

2314 11

Alma College Proposed Comprehensive Site Plan 1957-1958 

2314 12

MSU-Oakland University Development Plan 1958-1963 

2314 13

MSU-Oakland University Development Plan Undated 

2314 14

Recommended Construction Practice for New Construction 1959 

2314 15

Development Plans for the Campus, Michigan State University by Harold W. Lautner December 11, 1959 

2314 33

Budget Report on Campus Park Maintenance 1960-1963 

2314 16

Preliminary Building Design Data 1962 

2314 17

Plant Conservatory Proposal with Correspondence 1963-1966 

2314 18

The Auto Parking Problem Undated 

2314 19

Campus Development Plan 1966 

2314 20

MSU Land Acquisitions 1966 

2314 21

Planning the site of MSU 1969 

2314 22-22a

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Publicity Undated 

Box Folder

Newspaper Clippings Undated 

2314 23

Publicity Undated 

2314 24

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Correspondence Files Undated 

Box Folder

Beal-Garfield Botanical Garden Undated 

2314 25

John Hannah and Harold Lautner 1946-1959 

2314 34

Dean, School of Agriculture Undated 

2314 26

Swanson Associates Undated 

2314 27

Dean A.L. Seeyle 1956-1962 

2314 28

John Hannah and Harold Lautner 1960-1969 

2314 35

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Miscellaneous Files 1922-1971 

Box Folder

"The Lansing Plan: A Comprehensive City Plan for Lansing, Michigan." 1922 

2314 29

"Veterans of World War II at MSC" Pamphlet on Buildings and Housing 1946 

2314 30

Gold Medal Award (Harold Lautner, Milton Baron) 1954 

2314 31

University of Nigeria Trip (Harold Lautner, Dean Taggart) 1960 

2314 32

Campus Plantings brochure 1965 

2314 36

New Rare Plants on Campus 1970 

2314 37

Horticulture Gardens History 1972 

2314 38

Construction Projects 1995 

2314 39

Brochure- The New Farm Lane: Bridge to the Future 2008 

2314 40

Project Manual for the Reconstruction of the North Span and Related Works to the Bridge Carrying Farm Lane over the Red Cedar River, G.J. McLravy and Sons, Inc. 1977 

2314 41

Photographs - Dean Taggart at the University of Nigeria 1960 

2314 42

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Oversized 

Box

Planting Plan for Stadium and Vicinity September 1936 

2315H

Michigan State College Campus Atlas (topographical map) (2 copies) June 1930 

2315H
Drawer

Maps 

6

Campus Maps Showing Existing Land Use (1952) and Proposed Buildings 1952 

Drawing of Northern Portion of Campus Showing Elevation Circa 1920s 

Sketch of College Farm by N.H. Musselman (2 copies) 1924 

Campus Plans Drawn by T. Glenn Phillips, Landscape Architect 1924-1926, 1927, 1936 

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Annual Reports 

Volume

Published in State Board Reports 

Bd. of Ag.

1952 

1953 

1954 

1955 

1956 

1957 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1957 

1958 

1959 

1959-1960 

1960-1961 

1961-1962 

1962-1963 

1963-1964 

1964-1965 

1965-1966 

1966-1967 

1968 

1968-1969 

1969-1970 

1970-1971 

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Box

Serial #485: New Rare Plants on Campus 

Serial