University of Nevada, Reno Architectural Drawings Collection
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of architectural drawings, maps, and diagrams of various university buildings and campus maps, 1886-present, with architectural drawings forming the larger part of the collection. For these buildings, there is a brief historical sketch listing date of construction, location, architect, and other pertinent information. The collection also includes architectural drawings of other buildings or facilities associated with the University along with a small group of miscellaneous drawings and diagrams.
- University of Nevada, Reno (Creator, Organization)
Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
The University of Nevada began in Elko, Nevada, but never attracted more than thirty-five students in a single year. In 1885, the legislature made arrangements for moving the institution to Reno. In August 1885, they broke ground for the first university building in Reno, the future Morrill Hall, which was completed in 1886.
9 Cubic Feet (9 oversized folders with 886 items)
Language of Materials
The University of Nevada began in Elko, Nevada, but never attracted more than thirty-five students in a single year. In 1885, the legislature made arrangements for moving the institution to Reno. In August 1885, they broke ground for the first university building in Reno, the future Morrill Hall, which was completed in 1886. Collection consists of architectural drawings, maps, and diagrams of various university buildings and campus maps, 1886-present, with architectural drawings forming the larger part of the collection (1885-2000).
Arranged by number, folder, and set. See the guide for the building code key.
The maps and architectural drawings are arranged with each building or map assigned a number, folder, and set. A key is included for the building numbers.
Example: MAD 19/2/1. The first number, 19, is the building number -- in this case, the Getchell Library building. The second number, 2, is the folder number, or the second folder within the Getchell Library drawings. The third number, 1, is the number for the set of drawings -- in this case, the first set of drawings.
Materials are located on oversized shelves in Archives.
Doten, Samuel B. An Illustrated History of the University of Nevada. Reno: University of Nevada, 1924. Available: LD 3763 .D6
Hulse, James W. The University of Nevada: A Centennial History. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1974. Available: LD 3749 .N3 H8
Also used were holdings in the University Archives identified as NU (Nevada University) and AC (Archives Collections), with their respective location numbers.
Maps and Architectural Drawings (MAD) - Building Code Key
- MAD-01 Mackay School of Mines
- MAD-02 Systems Administration Building
- MAD-03 Artemisia Hall
- MAD-04 Manzanita Hall
- MAD-05 Jones Visitor Center
- MAD-06 U.S. Bureau of Mines
- MAD-07 Physical Plant
- MAD-08 Mackay Stadium (1908)
- MAD-09 Armory
- MAD-10 Stewart Hall
- MAD-11 Central Heating Plant
- MAD-12 Not assigned
- MAD-13 Fleischmann Agriculture
- MAD-14 Stead Campus
- MAD-16 Mackay Statue
- MAD-17 Palmer Engineering
- MAD-18 Orvis School of Nursing
- MAD-19 Getchell Library
- MAD-20 Scrugham Engineering
- MAD-21 Hatch Hall
- MAD-22 Not assigned
- MAD-23 Dairy Building
- MAD-24 Dining Hall
- MAD-25 Clark Administration
- MAD-26 Morrill Hall
- MAD-27 Knudtsen Renewable Resources
- MAD-28 Campus Maps
- MAD-29 Miscellaneous received with maps and drawings
- MAD-30 Urban Vehicle Design Competition
- MAD-31 Mining Building (1889)
- MAD-32 Frandsen Humanities
- MAD-33 Chemistry Building (1902)
- MAD-34 Mechanical Building
- MAD-35 Fleischmann Home Economics
- MAD-36 Artemisia Apartments
- MAD-37 Chemistry Building (1970)
- MAD-38 Quonset Hut / Boiler House
- MAD-39 Flag Pole
- MAD-40 Lincoln Hall
- MAD-41 Electrical Building (Engineering Building, 1911)
- A Guide to the University of Nevada, Reno Architectural Drawings Collection
- Arranged and described by Christopher G. Driggs
- September 15, 1988
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description