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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the OAR Building Reports MSS.3923

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

October 2012

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-10-18T13:51-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

OAR Building Reports

Unit ID:

MSS.3923

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet

Dates:

2012

Abstract:

Contains reports on and photographs of UA campus buildings that were slated for destruction.

creator

Ford, Gene

creator

University of Alabama. Office of Archaeological Research.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2012

Preferred Citation:

OAR Building Reports, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

gift of Gene Ford, 2012

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Scope and Contents note

Contains reports on campus buildings that were slated for destruction. Gene Ford, architectural historian with OAR at UA, was contracted to complete these reports. They loosely follow an HABS style and format. Included are reports for the following buildings: Somerville Hall, Palmer Hall, New Hall, Byrd Hall, and Wilson Hall. They contain reports with narrative describing the history of the building, along with contextual information, as well as photographs. An additional report for Bryce properties is included; it only contains photographs.

Biographical/Historical note

The University of Alabama's Office of Archaeological Research (OAR) has over 40 years of experience providing archaeological and historic research and cultural resources management services to multiple federal, Native American tribe, state, and local governmental agencies as well as private and commercial clients. OAR provides services for large and small projects - from statewide resource surveys to site-specific locations - acting quickly and efficiently to meet client-identified needs.

Source: The University of Alabama, Office of Archaeological Research, Who We Are webpage (http://museums.ua.edu/oar/whoweare.htm - accessed 10/18/2012)

Source(s)

Architecture and Landscape (localbroad)

Community and Place (localbroad)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

Somerville Hall - Report Box 3923.001 Folder 1

Somerville Hall - Photographs & Negatives Box 3923.001 Folder 2

New Hall - Report Box 3923.001 Folder 3

New Hall - Photographs & Negatives Box 3923.001 Folder 4

Palmer Hall - Report Box 3923.001 Folder 5

Palmer Hall - Photographs & Negatives Box 3923.001 Folder 6

Byrd Hall - Report Box 3923.001 Folder 7

Byrd Hall - Photographs & Negatives Box 3923.001 Folder 8

Byrd Hall - Report (ver.2) Box 3923.001 Folder 9

Bryd Hall - Photographs & Negatives (ver. 2) Box 3923.001 Folder 10

Wilson Hall - Report Box 3923.001 Folder 11

Wilson Hall - Photographs & Negatives Box 3923.001 Folder 12

Bryce Hospital Property - Letter Box 3923.001 Folder 13

Bryce Hospital Property - Photographs Box 3923.001 Folder 14

Bryce Hospital Property - Negatives Box 3923.001 Folder 15