University of Michigan Architectural Drawings: 1838-1979
Summary Information
Title: University of Michigan Architectural Drawings
Creator: University of Michigan.
Inclusive dates: 1838-1979
Extent: 17 oversize folders (in 3 blueprint cabinet drawers)
Extent: 1 blueprints
Abstract:
Blueprints, renderings, and blue-line prints of original University structures, and additions to, and alterations of existing structures. Architects and architectural firms represented include: Albert Kahn, Alexander J. Davis, Pond and Pond, C. William Palmer, and William LeBaron Jenney.
Call number: 861158; Bimu;2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Nancy Bartlett

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The drawings came from different sources, but manly from the U-M department of buildings and grounds.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Access Restrictions for University of Michigan Records

University records are public records and once fully processed are generally open to research use. Records that contain personally identifiable information will be restricted in order to protect individual privacy. Certain administrative records are restricted in accordance with university policy as outlined below. The restriction of university records is subject to compliance with applicable laws, including the Freedom of Information Act.

Categories of Restricted Records:

  • Personnel related files , including search, review, promotion, and tenure files, are restricted for thirty years from date of creation.
  • Student educational records are restricted for seventy-five years from date of creation.
  • Patient/client records are restricted for one-hundred years from date of creation.
  • Executive Officers, Deans and Directors files . By university records policy in effect as of January 1, 2001, University records generated by the university's Executive Officers, Deans, Directors and their support offices are restricted for a period of twenty years from their date of accession by the Bentley Historical Library. The restriction is subject to applicable law, most notably the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
    • Files restricted for 10 years -- records added to a record group in this category prior to January 1, 2001 are restricted for a period of ten years from the date of creation
    • Files restricted for 20 years -- records added to a record group in this category after January 1, 2001 are restricted for a period of 20 years from the date they were added to the record group.

Restricted files are indicated in the contents list with a restriction note indicating the restriction type and the date of expiration.

  • CR (Client/Patient records, 100 years from date of creation)
  • PR (Personnel related records, 30 years from date of creation)
  • SR (Student educational records, 75 years from date of creation)
  • ER (Executive Officers, Deans and Directors records, 20 years from the date the material added to the record group)

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Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., University of Michigan Architectural Drawings, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection of University of Michigan architectural blueprints, renderings, and blueline prints has been drawn together from different sources. The provenance is not always clear, though most of the sheets probably originated with the Buildings and Grounds Department of the University. The collection is selective and does not include all campus buildings. Significant buildings are included, however, as are important architects and architectural firms. Represented in the collection are the works of Albert Kahn, Alexander J. Davis, Pond and Pond, the Chicago architectural firm, C. William Palmer, William L. Jenney, and York and Sawyer of New York.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Architects.
  • Architecture.
  • Dormitories -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Gymnasiums -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Historic buildings -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Architectural drawings.
  • Administration Building (University of Michigan)
  • Alumni Center (University of Michigan)
  • Angell Hall (University of Michigan)
  • Ann Arbor High School (Mich.)
  • Art Building (University of Michigan)
  • Burton Tower (University of Michigan)
  • Central Service and Stack Building (University of Michigan)
  • East Medical Building (University of Michigan)
  • Engineering Shops Building (University of Michigan)
  • Frieze Building (University of Michigan)
  • Haven Hall (University of Michigan : 1863-1950)
  • Hutchins Hall (University of Michigan)
  • Legal Research Building (University of Michigan)
  • Margaret Bell Pool (University of Michigan)
  • Mason Hall (University of Michigan : 1841-1950)
  • Michigan League.
  • Michigan Stadium (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Michigan Union.
  • Natural Science Building (University of Michigan)
  • President's House (University of Michigan)
  • School of Music Building (University of Michigan : Proposed)
  • Simpson Memorial Institute (University of Michigan)
  • Stockwell Hall (University of Michigan)
  • Student Christian Association Building (University of Michigan)
  • Tappan Hall (University of Michigan)
  • University Hall (University of Michigan)
  • University of Michigan -- Buildings.
  • University of Michigan. College of Engineering.
  • University of Michigan. Library.
  • University of Michigan. Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
  • University of Michigan. School of Business Administration.
  • University of Michigan -- Student housing.
  • University of Michigan. University Hospital.
  • Waterman Gymnasium (University of Michigan)
  • Women's Athletic Building (University of Michigan)
  • Albert Kahn Associated Architects & Engineers, Inc.
  • Bailey, Vernon Howe, 1874-1953.
  • Black and Black.
  • Cobb, Henry Ives, 1859-1931.
  • Colvin, Robinson and Associates.
  • Dahlstrom and Schmitz.
  • Davis, Alexander Jackson, 1803-1892.
  • Fry, Lynn W., 1894-1976.
  • Fry and Kasurin.
  • Giffels & Vallet, and Rossetti.
  • Harley, Ellington & Day.
  • Hubel, R. W.
  • Jenney, William Le Baron, 1832-1907.
  • Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942.
  • Loree, Douglas D.
  • Malcomson & Higginbotham, architects.
  • Otis and Clark (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Palmer, C. William, 1886-1965.
  • Pond & Pond Architects.
  • Van Brunt and Howe (Boston, Mass.)
  • Ware and Van Brunt (Boston, Mass.)
  • York & Sawyer.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Architectural drawings [series]
Drawer   1 Folder   1
Administration Building. Harley, Ellington, and Day, architects 1944 (One pencil and ink rendering on paper)
Drawer   1 Folder   1
Administration Building for Proposed Engineering Research Group. Architect unknown Undated (Two negative photographic copies of renderings)
Drawer   1 Folder   1
Angell Hall Addition. Lynn W. Fry, supervising architect Undated (Four charcoal renderings on paper)
Drawer   1 Folder   1
College of Architecture and Design. New Art Center. Architect unknown 1958 (Six black-line prints, including one rendering, one site plan, and four floor plans)
Drawer   1 Folder   2
Art Building Study. Henry Ives Cobb, architect 1899 (Two watercolor renderings on paper)
Drawer   1 Folder   2
Proposed Astronomy Group on Base Lake. Buildings and Grounds Department designers. (Two sheets, including one colored pencil rendered site plan on paper, and one positive print rendering)
Drawer   1 Folder   2
Botanical Gardens and Arboretum. Alger Dahlstrom and Herbert Schmitz, architects undated (Two sheets, including photographic negative and positive copies of aerial perspectives)
Drawer   1 Folder   2
Burton Tower. Vernon Howe Bailey, artist undated (One ink sketch rendering on paper)
Drawer   1 Folder   2
Business Administration, proposed school. Black and Black, architects undated (Three floor plans in ink)
Drawer   1 Folder   2
Central Service and Stack Building. Albert Kahn, architect 1953 (One colored pencil rendering on paper)
Drawer   1 Folder   3
Church Street and East University Science Building. [on the site of present Physics and Astronomy Building]. Giffels & Vallet, and Rossetti, architects undated (Four sheets, including perspectives, site plan, and floor plans; contain photographs of models, one rendering, and black-line prints)
Drawer   1 Folder   3
Detroit Observatory Residence 1905 (Six floor plans)
Drawer   1 Folder   3
Dramatic Arts. R. W. Hubel, architect 1923 (One colored pencil rendering on illustration board)
Drawer   1 Folder   3
East Medical Building. Albert Kahn, architect 1927 (Five blueline prints of floor plans)
Drawer   1 Folder   4
Old Engineering Shops. Buildings and Grounds Department undated (Three floor plans done in pencil on tracing paper)
Drawer   1 Folder   4
Engineering College, Proposed Future Development. Buildings and Grounds Department undated (One positive print of colored pencil aerial rendering)
Drawer   1 Folder   4
Engineering Shops Tower and Dormer. Buildings and Grounds Department 1917 (Four sheets, including elevations, plan, and section done in pencil on tracing paper)
Drawer   1 Folder   4
Field House for Signal Corps. Buildings and Grounds Department 1918 (Two sheets, including elevations, sections, plans, and details done in ink on tracing linen)
Drawer   1 Folder   4
Gymnasiums. Buildings and Grounds Department 1927 (Three photographic positive prints of floor plans)
Drawer   1 Folder   4
Haven Hall. Buildings and Grounds Department 1935-1937 (Four blueprints of floor plans)
Drawer   1 Folder   4
Hutchins Hall. York and Sawyer, architects 1930 (Three prints of pencil renderings)
Drawer   1 Folder   4
Albert Kahn unidentified building. Albert Kahn, architect, pre-1928 (One-pencil and watercolor drawing of front elevation on Illustration board)
Drawer   1 Folder   4
Law School. York and Sawyer, architects undated (One blueprint of site plan)
Drawer   1 Folder   4
League. Pond and Pond, architects 1926 (Four blueprints of floor plans)
Drawer   1 Folder   4
Legal Research Building. York and Sawyer, architects 1929 (One print of pencil rendering)
Drawer   2 Folder   5
Library Addition study. Albert Kahn, architect 1947 (Five renderings, including pencil, ink, and watercolor renderings on illustration board; and positive print of colored pencil rendering)
Drawer   2 Folder   5
Main Building. Building and Grounds Department 1914 (Two sheets, including floor plan and details done in ink on tracing linen)
Drawer   2 Folder   5
Mason Hall proposal. Alexander J. Davis, architect 1838 (Two floor plans done in pencil and ink on paper)
Drawer   2 Folder   5
Mason Hall. Board of Regents Building Committee 1840 (Four sheets, including three floor plans, done in ink on paper and one positive photograph of rendering)
Drawer   2 Folder   5
Medical Campus undated (One aerial photograph of a model)
Drawer   2 Folder   6
Michigan Game Room. Pond and Pond, architects undated (One gouache on paper)
Drawer   2 Folder   6
Michigan Union. Pond and Pond, architects 1916 (Four renderings, including three done in ink on paper tracings, and one ink on paper print)
Drawer   2 Folder   7
Music (Proposed School of). Architect unknown undated (One rendering done in ink on paper)
Drawer   2 Folder   7
Natural Science. Architect unknown undated (One floor plan of auditorium seating done in ink on linen tracing)
Drawer   2 Folder   7
Natural Science Building. Albert Kahn, architect undated (2 items)

(see also rolled blueprints)

Drawer   2 Folder   7
Nurses Central Residence. Albert Kahn, architect undated (Two renderings, charcoal and water color tracing)
Drawer   2 Folder   7
University of Michigan President's House. Buildings and Grounds Department 1920 (Nine blueprints of plans for remodeling, including three perspectives and six floor plans)
Drawer   2 Folder   7
President's House Additions. Albert Kahn, architect 1932 (Ten blueprints)
Drawer   2 Folder   7
Science Building. Room No. 475. Sound proof room. Buildings and Grounds Department, 1917. (Two blueprints of plans, sections, and details)
Drawer   2 Folder   8
Simpson Memorial Institute. Albert Kahn, architect circa 1925 (One rendering done in colored pencil on tracing paper)
Drawer   2 Folder   8
University of Michigan Stadium. Press Box Elevation. Bernard L. Green, civil engineer 1927 (One blueprint, including one perspective and details)
Drawer   2 Folder   8
University of Michigan Stadium. Radio Booth. Bernard L. Green, civil engineer 1927 (One blueprint of details)
Drawer   2 Folder   8
University of Michigan. Storehouse and shops. Buildings and Grounds Department 1929 (Four blue-line prints, including three floor plans and one section)
Drawer   2 Folder   8
Student Christian Association Building. Otis and Clark, architects 1916 (Three blueprints of furniture layout plans)
Drawer   2 Folder   8
Tappan Hall. Architect unknown undated (Four sheets, pencil on tracing paper, undated, including one rendering and three floor plans)
Drawer   2 Folder   9
University Hall. Proposed theater. Buildings and Grounds Department 1914 (Three ink on linen tracings, including two sections and one plan)
Drawer   2 Folder   9
University Hall Extension office cabinet. Buildings and Grounds Department 1917 (One ink on linen tracing of elevation)
Drawer   2 Folder   9
University Hall. South wing. Secretary's office remodeling. Buildings and Grounds Department 1919 (Two ink on linen tracings, including floor plans, details, and an elevation)
Drawer   2 Folder   9
University Hall. Seating plan. Buildings and Grounds Department 1920 (One floor plan done in ink on linen tracing)
Drawer   2 Folder   9
University Hall. Buildings and Grounds Department 1927 (Four blue-line prints of floor plans)
Drawer   2 Folder   9
University Hall. Auditorium. Buildings and Grounds Department undated (One floor plan done in pencil on paper tracing)
Drawer   2 Folder   9
University Hospital. Homeopathic Ward. W.L. Jenney, architect (2 items; ink on linen)
Drawer   2 Folder   9
Waterman Gymnasium. University Department of Buildings and Grounds 1915 (Two pencil on paper tracings, including one plan, sections, and details; see also additional drawings in drawer 3)
Drawer   2 Folder   9
Women's Athletic Building. Pry and Kasurin, architects undated (One rendering done in charcoal on paper tracing)
Drawer   2 Folder   9
Women's Dormitory. C. William Palmer, architect 1938 (Three photographic negatives of renderings)
Drawer   3  
Waterman Gymnasium

(See also separately located tube)

 
Henderson Memorial House. Douglas D. Loree, original architect. Colvin, Robinson, and Associates, architects 1941-1958 (Forty-five blueprint and blue-line prints, including plans, details, elevations, and sections)
Drawer   3  
Preliminary study from Observatory Street 1941 (Five blueprint sheets, including one perspective and four floor plans)
Drawer   3  
Observatory Street plans (plans inactivated in 1940) 1941 (Nine blueprint sheets, including one plot and grading plan, one foundation plan, three floor plans, and four elevations)
Drawer   3  
Building survey for Hill Street site undated (Seven blueprint sheets, including four floor plans and three exterior elevations)
Drawer   3  
Additions and Alterations 1950 (Eighteen blue-line prints, including one plot plan, four floor plans, three elevations, four details, two mechanical, one electrical, and three mechanical and electrical plans)
Drawer   3  
Additions and Alterations 1957 (Three blue-line prints, including details, plans, elevations, and sections)
Drawer   3  
Additions and Alterations 1950 (Three blue-line prints, including details, plans, elevations, and sections)
Drawer   3  
Library Building Study. Van Brunt and Howe, architects 1881 (Sixteen sheets, including seven perspectives, one detail elevation, two details, one section, and five plans (in ink on linen))
Drawer   3  
Physical Science Laboratory. Albert Kahn, architect 1922 (Twenty-three blueprints, including twelve floor plans, one roof plan, six elevations, three details, one site plan containing include revisions)
Drawer   3  
University Hall. Architect unknown, 1922. (Eight blueprint sheets of floor plans)
 
University Museum. William LeBaron Jenney, architect 1879 (22 sheets of elevations, floor plans, and structural plans done in ink on linen)
Drawer   3  
One front elevation
Drawer   3  
Rear elevation
Drawer   3  
One south side elevation
Drawer   3  
One north elevation
Drawer   3  
One large-scale elevation of part of front
Drawer   3  
One front exterior elevation and section with window details
Drawer   3  
One exterior elevation with detail of rear gable and elevator tower
Drawer   3  
One structural section and details
Drawer   3  
Two sections through foundation
Drawer   3  
One plan of roof framing
Drawer   3  
One gallery floor plan
Drawer   3  
First and second floor lighting and electrical plans
Drawer   3  
One attic floor plan
Drawer   3  
Two attic framing plans
Drawer   3  
One basement plan with floor joists of floor above (first floor framing plan)
Drawer   3  
First floor framing plan
Drawer   3  
Two gallery framing plans
Drawer   3  
One iron diagram no. 1
Drawer   3  
Ann Arbor High School [Frieze Building]. Malcomson and Higginbotham, architects 1905 (Thirty-four ink on tracing paper sheets, including elevations, plans, sections, details. Ink on tracing paper)
Drawer   3  
Alumni Center. Hugh Newall Jacobsen, architect 1979 (Eight sepia prints, and eight reversed image sepia prints, including floor plans and elevations)
Drawer   3  
Margaret Bell Pool 1951
Tube   1  
Natural Science Building. Albert Kahn, architect 1914 (Nine rolled blueprint sheets, including floor plans, sections, details, and elevations) Roll 42)