San Jose State University Architectural Drawings Collection



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Title: San Jose State University Architectural Drawings Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2012.05.07
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 16.0 folders
Date (inclusive): 1939-1989
Abstract: The San Jose State University Architectural Drawings Collection documents the contruction of several buildings on the San Jose State College campus, including: San Jose College Central Library Building, Wahlquist Library, and the California State Library Faculty Office Building. In addition to library buildings, a plan for the San Jose State College Dormitories, and the plat plan, a master plan, for the San Jose State Normal School are represented. The drawings represent the various stages of building design development, ranging from schematic design and visualization (renderings and orthographic representations), to full sets of construction drawings (blueprints). The format is the typical architectural page spread layout and range in size from 22x36 to larger formats.
Physical Location: Vault 1, Folder File Cabinet, Drawer 6.06 - 6.10.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

San Jose State University Architectural Drawings Collection, MSS-2012-05-07, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by Sonia Miller, finding aid created in the Archivst Toolkit. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

Organizational History

In 1857 the San Francisco Board of Education established Minns' Evening Normal School for current and prospective teachers in the city. Named after its principal, George W. Minns, the institution was formally established as the first California State Normal School by the State Legislature in 1862. A decade later, the Legislature voted to move the Normal School to San José, and the school relocated to its new home on Washington Square prior to the fall term of 1872. After a fire destroyed the Normal School building in 1880, the Legislature authorized $200,000 to construct a new building on the same site. Completed in 1881, the building was commonly referred to as the Second State Normal School. After several names and curriculum changes, Minns' Normal School is now San José State University, offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations, and is recognized as one of the top public universities granting such degrees in the West.

Scope and Content of Collection

The San Jose State University Architectural Drawings Collection documents the contruction of several buildings on the San Jose State College campus, including: San Jose College Central Library Building, Wahlquist Library, and the California State Library Faculty Office Building. In addition to library buildings, a plan for the San Jose State College Dormitories, and the plat plan, a master plan, for the San Jose State Normal School are represented. The drawings represent the various stages of building design development, ranging from schematic design and visualization (renderings and orthographic representations), to full sets of construction drawings (blueprints). The format is the typical architectural page spread layout and range in size from 22x36 to larger formats.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically into the six series: Series I: Wahlquist Library and San Jose College Library, 1939 and 1955; Series II: Central Library Building, 1960 and 1964; Series III: Central Library Building, Library Faculty Office Building, Library North, Library SJSU, 1971 and 1978; Series IV: San Jose State University, 1979 and 1989; Series V: Other Buildings. 1939, n.d.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

San José State University--Library--History
Architectural rendering
Architecture--California--San Jose--Inventories
Blueprints
Blueprints series
Library buildings -- California -- San José -- Design and construction.
San Jose State Normal School
San Jose State University--Library
San José State Normal School--History
San José--History San José State University--History

 

Series I: San Jose State College: Wahlquist Library and San Jose State College Library 1939-1955

Physical Description: 6.0 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of all architectural drawings, including construction drawings blueprints and orthographic representations of the construction and the subsequent remodel of the Wahlquist Library and the San Jose College Library, as well as associated facilities produced in 1939 and 1955. This section of the collection includes a variety of drawings of library buildings and other campus buildings.

Arrangement

The drawings are arranged chronologically by date.
 

Folder 1: SJS "Normal School "Plat Plan" n.d.

Physical Description: Original blueprint of the Campus Master Plan by the State of California Department of Engineering, Sacramento.
 

Folder 2: SJSC “Campus Blue Print” n.d.

Physical Description: Campus Blueprint
 

Folder 3: SJSC "Wahlquist Library South Wing" 1939

Physical Description: Architectural rendering and south elevation of proposed library building.
 

Folder 4: SJSC "Proposed Dormitories" 1954

Physical Description: Floor plans for first, second and third floor for San Jose State College’ "proposed dormitories." by architect Ben Sanguinei
 

Folder 5: SJSC "Library Addition" 1955

Physical Description: Construction drawings for the "Library Addition" by the State of California Department of Public Works, Division of Architecture, Sacramento. This blueprint set is comprised of first and second floor reflected ceiling plans; third floor light fixtures, installation details; doors, louvers and windows schedules, details and interior expansion joints details.
 

Series II: Central Library Building 1967-1969

Physical Description: 5.0 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of architectural drawings, including construction drawing blueprints and orthographic representations pertinent to the construction and remodel of the Central Library Building, as well as associated facilities produced between the years 1967-1969. This section of the collection is comprised of a variety of drawings of library buildings.

Arrangement

Drawings are arranged chronologically by date.
 

Folder 6: SJSC “Central Library Building" 1967

Physical Description: Construction drawings for the “Central Library Building” by architects Van Bourg Nakamur and Associates. This blueprint set includes site plans, preliminary drawings, elevations and sections.
 

Folder 7: SJSC “Central Library Building" 1968

Physical Description: Drawing for the design development phase of the “Central Library” building by architect Van Bourg/ Nakamura & Associates. This blueprint set includes site plans, mechanical and electrical plans.
 

Folder 8: SJSC “Central Library Building" 1968

Physical Description: Preliminary construction drawings for the “Central Library” building by architect Van Bourg Nakamura & Associate. This blueprint set includes plans for the audio visual department, main library floor mezzanine, general study & book storage, typical stack & study floor, technical services, librarianship department, and the special collections & archives administration. It also includes roof plan, elevations, and typical stack & study plan.
 

Folder 9: SJSC “Central Library Building” 1969

Physical Description: Construction drawings for the “Central Library Building” by architect Van Bovksi Nakamura.
 

Series III: Central Library Building, Library Faculty Office Building Library North, San Jose State University Library 1971-1978

Physical Description: 3.0 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of architectural drawings, including construction drawing blueprints and orthographic representations pertinent to the construction and remodel of the Central Library Building, Library Faculty Office Building, Library North, San Jose State University Library, as well as associated facilities produced in 1971 and 1978. This section of the collection includes a variety of drawings of library buildings.

Arrangement

Drawings are arranged chronologically by date.
 

Folder 10: CSUSJ “Remodel Admin Space in Library Addition" 1971

Physical Description: Floor plans and framing schedules for the remodel of the administrative space in the library addition building by Office of Architecture and Construction (OAC)- Architect Fred Hummel. This blueprint set includes floor plans and framing schedule.
 

Folder 11: CSUSJ “Remodel Admin Space in Library Addition" 1972

Physical Description: Architectural drawings for the remodel of the administrative space in the library addition building by OAC Architect Fred Hummel. This blueprint set comprises the sixth floor plan and lighting, power and signal plan.
 

Folder 12: CSUSJ "Library Faculty Office Buildings" 1973

Physical Description: Schematic drawing for the library faculty office buildings by architect Van Bourg/ Nakatwura & Associates. This blueprint set includes: floor plans for the second, third, fourth, sixth, tenth, eleventh, eighteenth and nineteenth floors; elevations and vertical circulation diagrams.
 

Folder 13: CSUSJ "Library Faculty Office Buildings" 1973

Physical Description: Preliminary design drawings for the library faculty office buildings by architect Van Bourg/ Hakamura & Associates and Aaron G. Green & Associated. This blueprint set includes: a master plan, a plot plan, floor plans and elevations.
 

Folder 14: SJSU ”Library SJSU" 1976

Physical Description: Construction drawings for the “San Jose State University Library” by architect Pflueger. This blueprint set includes: floor plans for the first, second, third, fifth and mechanical penthouse floors.
 

Folder 15: SJSU ”Library Building Schematic Drawings" 1977

Physical Description: Landscape development preliminary plan for the library building schematic drawings by architect Pflueger. This blueprint set includes: a site plan, a landscape development plan and orthographic drawings.
 

Folder 16: SJSU "San Jose State University Library" 1977

Physical Description: Schematic drawings for the San Jose State University library by architect Pflueger Library Building. This blueprint set includes: floor plans for the first, second, third, fourth and fifth floors; elevations, walls sections; schematic plans; orthographic drawings of basement and landscape plan.
 

Folder 17: SJSU ”Schematic Drawings" 1977

Physical Description: Schematic drawings for the San Jose State University by architect Marquis Associates & Pflueger. This blueprint set includes: a master plan, schematic plans, site plans, south and west elevations, wall sections, air flow diagram, and landscaping plan.
 

Folder 18: SJSU “Library Building" 1978

Physical Description: Construction drawings for the library building construction. This blueprint set includes: a master plan, a site development plan, architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical plans.
 

Folder 19: SJSU “Library Buildings San Jose State University" 1978

Physical Description: Preliminary drawings for the library buildings at San Jose State University by architect Pflueger/ Marquis Associates. This blueprint set includes: a site development plan and architectural, mechanical and electrical plans.
 

Series IV: San Jose State Univeristy Library, Wahlquist Library 1979-1989

Physical Description: 2.0 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of architectural drawings, including construction drawings (blue prints) and orthographic representations pertinent to the construction and remodel of the San Jose State University Library Building, the Wahlquist Library Building, and associated facilities produced between the years of 1979 and 1989. This section of the collection includes a variety of drawings of library buildings.

Arrangement

Drawings are arranged chronologically by date.
 

Folder 20: SJSU “SJSU Library Building" 1979

Physical Description: Construction drawings for the San Jose State University Library Building by architect Pflueger. This blueprint set includes: architectural, structural, electrical and landscaping plans.
 

Folder 21: SJSU “Installation Plan/Librarian Furniture" 1981

Physical Description: Construction drawings for the Installation plan for librarian furniture by architect Pflueger. This blueprint set includes the floor plans for the first, second, third, fourth and fifth floors.
 

Folder 22: SJSU “Library Renovation- North Library Building" 1981

Physical Description: Construction drawings for the renovation of the North Library Building by architects Worley K. Wong and Ronald G. Brocchini & Associates. This blueprint set includes the third floor plan.
 

Folder 23: SJSU “Remodel Wahlquist Library for Admistration" 1986

Physical Description: Construction drawings for the remodel of the Wahlquist Library Administration by architect Worley K. Wong and Ronald G. Brocchini & Associates. This blueprint set includes: architectural, demolition, structural, mechanical and electrical plans.
 

Folder 24: SJSU “Wahlquist Library North Modifications" 1989

Physical Description: Construction drawings for the modification (remodel) of the Wahlquist Library North. This blueprint set includes: the first floor proposed and existing floor plan layout.
 

Series V: Other Buildings 1939, N.D.

Physical Description: 1.0 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of architectural drawings, including construction drawings (blue prints) and orthographic representations pertinent to the construction and remodel of buildings other than the San Jose University Campus Buildings or from unidentified periods. This section of the collection include a variety of drawings of buildings and other facilities.

Arrangement

Drawings are arranged chronologically by date.
 

Folder 25: Miscellaneous Drawings. n.d.

Physical Description: Miscellaneous Drawings for the San Jose State University libraries and other buildings on campus and includes: blue prints and other formats, drawings of faculty offices, department suites, library faculty facilities, and office buildings.
 

Folder 26: Pullmman State College Washington. 1939

Physical Description: Construction drawings for the “Pullmman State College” Washington.