Facilities Management Architectural Drawings
Scope and Content
Facilities Management Architectural Drawings, 1914-1983, are comprised of blueprints, pencil tracings, and linen drawings of various JMU buildings, their corresponding mechanical systems, floor plans, and campus grounds. The collection contains architectural plans of Alumnae Hall, Dormitory #5, Harrisonburg High School (currently Memorial Hall), the Home Economics Building (currently Moody Hall), Miller Hall, the Practice House (currently Varner House), the Students' Building (currently Harrison Hall), and topographic drawings of Madison College. The plans were created on four different surfaces: pencil on linen, ink on linen, pencil on tracing paper, and carbon copy paper.
Collection is open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.
Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of James Madison University is retained by James Madison University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information, contact the Special Collections Reference Desk (email@example.com).
Due to the nature of this collection, a historical note is not applicable. Patrons are encouraged to refer to the bibliography for further historical information pertaining to specific James Madison University campus buildings included in the collection. The Harrisonburg High School (now Memorial Hall) drawings became property of James Madison University after the university purchased the high school in 2006.
0.5 cubic feet (2 folders)
Language of Materials
The Facilities Management Architectural Drawings 1914-1983, are comprised of blue prints, pencil tracings, and linen drawings of various James Madison University buildings, their corresponding mechanical systems, and campus grounds.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by the building name listed on the drawing and then separated by material type. Items that are undersized or of a fragile nature are housed in subfolders.
Transferred from JMU's Facilities Management Engineering Department in 2006.
- Dingledine, Raymond C. Madison College: The First Fifty Years, 1908-1958. Harrisonburg, VA.: James Madison University, 1959.
- James Madison University. “JMU Centennial Celebration - Major Buildings.” Accessed 2010. http://www.jmu.edu/centennialcelebration/major_buildings.shtml.
- Jones, Nancy Bondurant. Rooted on Bluestone Hill: A History of James Madison University. Santa Fe and Staunton, Va.: Center for American Places, 2004.
This collection was previously titled: JMU Architectural Drawings Collection, 1914-1983 and numbered FM 2006-1207. In 2018, all rolled drawings were flattened and placed in a map case with the rest of the collection.
- Architecture -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- History
- Blueprints (reprographic copies)
- Education, Higher -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- History
- Floor plans (orthographic projections)
- James Madison University -- History
- James Madison University -- Buildings
- Madison College -- History
- Madison College -- Buildings
- Maps (documents)
- State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- Buildings
- State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
- State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- Buildings
- A Guide to the Facilities Management Architectural Drawings, 1914-1983
- Kristie Kendall, Tiffany Cole, Selena St. Andre
- March 2008, August 2008, June 2010, June 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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