Records of Work Projects Administration for Projects on the University of Wichita Campus

Collection Summary

Title: Records of Work Projects Administration for Projects on the University of Wichita Campus
Call Number: MS 91-10
Size: 4.0 linear feet
Acquisition: Donation
Processed By: KFS, 5-2-1991; RC and MN, 10-1997; MN, 5-26-2011
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Content Note

Established to provide employment to skilled laborers in the 1930s and early 1940s, the Work Projects Administration (WPA) was involved in several building projects on the University of Wichita campus. This collection is comprised of correspondence between University and WPA officials, correspondence of the architects associated with the various projects, and documents such as blueprints, specifications, estimates, contracts, and other business records. Wilner Auditorium, Morrison Hall, the President’s residence, and Jardine Hall are among the buildings on campus constructed under the WPA’s direction.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Aeronautics Building -- Contract and Bond
Box 1 FF 2 Aeronautics Building -- Specifications
Box 1 FF 3 Administration Building. Furniture Bids -- 1930.
Box 1 FF 4
Administration Building. Furniture Bids 1930 (Blueprints)
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Box 1 FF 5 Administration Building. Specifications -- 1930.
Box 1 FF 6 Auditorium and Commons. Progress Pictures, 1936.
Box 1 FF 7 Auditorium and Commons. Equipment Contract.
Box 1 FF 8 Auditorium and Commons - Ks. 1001. Equipment Committee.
Box 1 FF 9 Auditorium and Commons -- 1936. Blueprints of Floor Plan and Furniture Layout.
Box 1 FF 10 Auditorium and Commons Building. Cafeteria Equipment - July 1938. (Blueprints)
Box 1 FF 11 Auditorium and Commons - Ks. 1001. Owner’s Estimate. Change Orders and Revised Estimates.
Box 2 FF 1 Auditorium and Commons. Specifications.
Box 2 FF 2 Auditorium and Commons - 1001. Estimates for partial payments.
Box 2 FF 3 Auditorium and Commons - PWA Ks. 1001. Original Application - Correspondence to date of letting.
Box 2 FF 4 Auditorium and Commons. Contracts - Bonds - Bids.
Box 2 FF 5 Auditorium and Commons Equipment. Contract - Seating. (Blueprints)
Box 2 FF 6 Auditorium and Commons. Extension of Time.
Box 2 FF 7 Auditorium and Commons. Equipment - Catalogs.
Box 2 FF 8 Auditorium and Commons. Miscellaneous Correspondence.
Box 2 FF 9 Auditorium and Commons. Contracts - Equipment not under PWA. (Blueprints)
Box 2 FF 10 Cafeteria Building Specifications.
Box 3 FF 1 KERC - 2 B4 66 Campus Roads and Improvements - 1935. Bids on materials.
Box 3 FF 2 KERC - 2 B4 66. Campus Roads and Improvements. Applications and Correspondence.
Box 3 FF 3 Campus Roads and Improvements. WPA Project 229.
Box 3 FF 4 KERC - 2 B4 66. Campus Roads and Improvements. Certificate of Materials Received.
Box 3 FF 5 KERC - 2 B4 66. Campus Roads and Improvements. Sponsor’s Contribution Reports.
Box 3 FF 6 Campus Improvements. County Commissioners Project V 1.
Box 3 FF 7 WPA Campus Improvements Project D4-2-525 Proposal #2.
Box 3 FF 8 Sidewalks, Landscaping and Gravel Drive, Auditorium and Commons. (Blueprints)
Box 3 FF 9 Miscellaneous.
Box 4 FF 1 Gymnasium Seats. (Blueprints)
Box 4 FF 2 Gym Project - 165-82-3011. Certification of Contributions.
Box 4 FF 3 Women’s Gymnasium Remodel. Estimates and Plans - June 1938. (Blueprints)
Box 4 FF 4 WPA Gymnasium Remodeling Project No. 3842 Serial D4-2-558. (Blueprints)
Box 4 FF 5 Gymnasium Project. Requisition on Comptroller. University of Wichita, February 25, 1937 - May 15, 1937.
Box 4 FF 6 Requisitions - WPA. Gymnasium Project.
Box 4 FF 7 Requisitions. Wichita University. Gymnasium Project.
Box 4 FF 8 Accounts. WPA and Sponsor. Gymnasium Project.
Box 4 FF 9 Allen Account. Purchase Orders. Gymnasium Project.
Box 4 FF 10 Jackson-Walker Account. Gymnasium Project.
Box 4 FF 11 United Millwork Company. Gymnasium Project.
Box 4 FF 12 Bids Considered. Gymnasium Project.
Box 4 FF 13 Ben Sibbitt Iron and Foundry Co. Gymnasium Project.
Box 4 FF 14 Miscellaneous Material (Bills). Gymnasium Project.
Box 4 FF 15 Void Papers. September 1936.
Box 5 FF 1 Library Building Specifications No. 11.
Box 5 FF 2 Library Building Specifications No. 6.
Box 5 FF 3 Library Building Specifications No. 8.
Box 5 FF 4 Library Building Stacks and Equipment Specifications No. 8.
Box 5 FF 5 Library Building Specifications No. 12.
Box 5 FF 6 Library Building Specifications No. 20.
Box 5 FF 7 Library Building Stacks and Equipment Specifications No. 9.
Box 5 FF 8 Library Building Stacks, Furniture and Equipment Specifications No. 14.
Box 5 FF 9 Library Building Stacks, Furniture and Equipment Specifications No. 15.
Box 5 FF 10 Library Building Specifications No. 4.
Box 6 FF 1 Library Building Stacks, Furniture and Equipment Specifications No. 4.
Box 6 FF 2 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Amendatory Contract.
Box 6 FF 3 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Preliminary correspondence, acceptance, etc. to letting.
Box 6 FF 4 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Owners Estimates, change orders, revised estimates.
Box 6 FF 5 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Regional manuals, supplements, general instructions.
Box 6 FF 6 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Bond and insurance coverage.
Box 6 FF 7 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Contracts, bonds and bids.
Box 6 FF 8 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Bond issue.
Box 6 FF 9 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Equipment.
Box 6 FF 10 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Estimates and partial payment.
Box 6 FF 11 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Amendatory application, furniture, stacks and equipment.
Box 6 FF 12 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Finance.
Box 6 FF 13 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Grant requisitions.
Box 6 FF 14 Library PWA Kansas 1474-F. Monthly statements of funds and costs.
Box 7 FF 1 Power line specifications.
Box 7 FF 2 Power line specifications.
Box 7 FF 3 President’s Residence PWA Kansas. Preliminary correpondence, acceptance, etc.
Box 7 FF 4 President’s Residence PWA Kansas. Regional manuals and supplements, general instructions.
Box 7 FF 5 President’s Residence PWA Kansas. Bond and insurance coverage.
Box 7 FF 6 President’s Residence PWA Kansas. Estimates and partial payments.
Box 7 FF 7 President’s Residence PWA Kansas. Finance.
Box 7 FF 8 President’s Residence PWA Kansas. Grant requisitions.
Box 7 FF 9 President’s Residence PWA Kansas. Monthly statements of funds and costs.
Box 7 FF 10 President’s Residence PWA Kansas. Owner’s estimate -- change orders and revised estimates.
Box 7 FF 11 President’s Residence PWA Kansas. Contracts, bonds and bids.
Box 7 FF 12 President’s Residence PWA Kansas. Specifications.
Box 7 FF 13 WPA payroll for work started September 16, 1936.
Box 7 FF 14 National Youth Administration file.
Box 7 FF 15 Speech Correction building.
Box 7 FF 16 Speech Science building.
Box 8 FF 1 WPA Serial No. 8259 Stadium and Athletic Field. Applications and data from 1936.
Box 8 FF 2 WPA Serial No. 8259 Stadium and Athletic Field. Hartwell Estimates, etc.
Box 8 FF 3 Athletic Field and Stadium. WPA -- Cost schedule.
Box 8 FF 4 Stadium -- WPA. Monthly reports, etc.
Box 8 FF 5 Stadium. Lawrence Field -- Wichita.
Box 8 FF 6 Veterans Educational Facilities, Federal Works Agency. Bureau of Community Facilities, Kansas 14-V-15, Requisitions.
Box 8 FF 7 Veterans Educational Facilities, Federal Works Agency. Application No. Kansas 14-V-15.
Box 8 FF 8 Veterans Educational Facilities. General correspondence.
Box 8 FF 9 Veterans Educational Facilities. General correspondence.