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A Guide to the

JMU Architectural Drawings Collection, 1914-1983

FM 2006-1207

Compiled by: Kristie Kendall, March 2008, August 2008;
Tiffany W. Cole, June 2010

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: JMU Architectural Drawings Collection, 1914-1983

Collection No.: FM 2006-1207

Creator: Various

Extent: One 44" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2 box, Two 40" x 32" folders; 7 linear feet

Language: English

Abstract: The JMU Architectural Drawings Collection, 1914-1983, (2.5 cubic feet), is comprised of blue prints, pencil tracings, and linen drawings of various JMU buildings, their corresponding mechanical systems, and campus grounds.

 

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: None.

Use Restrictions: None.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of Item], the JMU Architectural Drawings Collection, 1914-1983, FM 2006-1207, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information: Transferred from JMU's Facilities Management Engineering Department in 2006.

Provenance: The Harrisonburg High School drawings became property of James Madison University after the university purchased the high school in 2006.

Historical Note: Due to the artificial nature of this collection, a historical note is not applicable.  Refer to the bibliography for further historical information pertaining to specific campus buildings.

Scope and Content: The JMU Architectural Drawings Collection, 1914-1983, is comprised of one oversize box and two oversize folders (7 linear feet) of blue prints, pencil tracings, and linen drawings of various JMU buildings, their corresponding mechanical systems, and campus grounds.  The collection contains architectural plans of Alumnae Hall, Miller Hall, Harrisonburg High School (Memorial Hall), the Students' Building (Harrison Hall), the Practice House (Varner House), and the Home Economics Building (Moody Hall) and topographic drawings of the university's campus.  The plans were created on four different surfaces, including pencil on linen, ink on linen, pencil on tracing paper, and carbon copy paper.

Bibliography

Dingledine, Raymond C.  Madison College:  The First Fifty Years, 1908-1958.  Harrisonburg, Va.:  James Madison University, 1959.

James Madison University Major Buildings.

Jones, Nancy Bondurant.  Rooted on Blue Stone Hill:  A History of James Madison University.  Santa Fe, N.M. and Staunton, Va.:  Center for American Places, 2004.

Arrangement: The arrangement is in 7 series, grouped by the building depicted in the drawings. Within each series the items are separated by the material, and the description of the drawings and their size. The carbon copies are placed in an oversized architectural box.  Linen drawings of campus buildings are separated from plans of the mechanical systems in the Harrisonburg High School building. The arrangement of the series is as follows:

I. Madison College

II. Dormitory #5

III. Student's Building (Harrison Hall)

IV. Practice House (Varner House) & Home Economics Building (Moody Hall)

V. Miller Hall

VI. Alumnae Hall

VII. Harrisonburg High School (Memorial Hall)

Contents:

 

Building/Area

Description of Project

Date

Architect

Material Type

Madison College

Topography, Madison College

4/1/40

Va State Planning Board

blueprint

Madison College

Va State Planning Board

blueprint

Topography, Madison College

4/1/40

Va State Planning Board

blueprint

Control Surveys and Monuments

3/26/40

Comm. Virginia...Section of Institutional Engineering

blueprint

Dormitory #5

Dormitory #5; Front Elevation

4/1/26

Charles M. Robinson

blueprint

Students' Building (Harrison Hall)

Students' Building; Front and Side Elevation

4/1/14

Charles M. Robinson

blueprint

Practice House (Varner House);

Home Economics Building (Moody Hall)

Basement Floor Plan

11/22/58

Walford & Wright

blueprint

First Floor Plan

11/22/58

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Second Floor Plan

11/22/58

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Front Elevation

11/22/58

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Left-Side Elevation; Rear Elevation

11/22/58

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Food Laboratory No.1 Layout

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Food Laboratory No. 3 Layout

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Basement Plan

5/5/28

Charles M. Robinson

blueprint

First Floor Plan

5/5/28

Charles M. Robinson

blueprint

Second Floor Plan

5/5/28

Charles M. Robinson

blueprint

Attic Plan

5/5/28

Charles M. Robinson

blueprint

Food Laboratory 203

3/28/60

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Food Laboratory 203

3/28/60

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Food Laboratory 201

3/28/60

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Floor Plan Food Lab #201

3/29/60

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Food Laboratory 202

3/31/60

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Food Laboratory 202

3/31/60

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Kitchen 211

10/6/60

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Textile Laboratory 109

10/6/60

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Related Arts Classroom No. 20

10/10/60

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Clothing Laboratory 107

10/10/60

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Basement Floor Plan

date of drawing unkown; stamped date 6/19/1969

D'earcy P. Davis and Associates, Clyde E. McClintock

blueprint

Floor Plan

6/9/1969; stamped date 6/19/1969

D'earcy P. Davis and Associates, Clyde E. McClintock

blueprint

Equipment & Utility Schedule

6/9/1969; stamped date 6/19/1969

D'earcy P. Davis and Associates, Clyde E. McClintock

blueprint

Basement Floor Plan; First Floor Plan; Finish Schedule;

Door Schedule

June, 1960

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Second Floor Plan; Attic & Roof Plan; etc.

June, 1960

Walford & Wright

blueprint

Lounge

tracing, pencil

Room 210, 212, 213, 217

tracing, pencil

Miller Hall

Miller Hall completion - East End; 

Entrance at Southeast corner of building

3/3/83

drawn by D.P.D.

linen, pencil

Miller Hall completion - East End; Details

3/3/83

drawn by D.P.D.

linen, pencil

Miller Hall completion - East End; Elevation and Section

3/3/83

drawn by D.P.D.

linen, pencil

Alumnae Hall

Alumnae Hall; Front Elevation

5/1/21

Charles M. Robinson

ink on linen

Harrisonburg High School (Memorial Hall)

Smoke Pipe Harrisonburg

tracing, pencil

Plan Showing the Position of Motor Base

4/26/28

American Heating and Ventilating Company

tracing, pencil

Section Thru Fan Room Showing Fresh Air Partition

4/2/28

L. W. L.

tracing, pencil

End View Showing Partition in Suspended Ceiling over Vent Shaft

4/27/28

tracing, pencil

Detail Showing Position of Ducts in Plenum Space

American Heating and Ventilating Company

tracing, pencil

Plan of a Six-Stall Urinal

12/23/27

I.

tracing, pencil

Instructions for Heating Plant Operation, Harrisonburg High School

list

Plan for Ductworks Superimposed on Floor Plan (not titled)

ink on linen

Ground Floor Plan

1/27/28

W.B.

ink on linen

1st Floor Plan

1/10/28

L.W.L., retraced by W.A.B.

ink on linen

2nd Floor Plan

1/19/27

L.W.L., retraced by W.A.B.

ink on linen

Plan for Duct Work (But no title)

1/13/28

L.W.L., retraced by W.A.B.

ink on linen

Ground Floor Plan With Schedule of Heat and Vent Openings

11/8/27

O.M.N.

tracing, pencil

1st Floor Plan

1/10/28

L.W.L.

tracing, pencil

2nd Floor Plan

1/19/27

L.W.L.

tracing, pencil

Addition to Present Building

9/13/34

S.

tracing, pencil

Revised Changing Location fo Boiler

1/13/28

L. W. L.

tracing, pencil

Damper Details

7/15/29

W.A.B.

tracing, pencil

Plan of Reinforced Twenty GABI Top

tracing, pencil

 

 

 

 
  
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