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Inventory of the Graduate Theological Union Library Construction Photograph Collection
GTU 94-9-2  
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Series 1:  Phase I, 1979-1981

Physical Description: 7 file folders
Box/folder: 1 : 1

Groundbreaking ceremony, 1979 June 25

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of Claude Welch and Cynthia Hunter.
Box/folder: 1 : 2

Color photographs, 1979 July-August

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of construction site and rebar installation.
Box/folder: 1 : 3

Color photographs, 1979 September-December

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of basement formwork.
Box/folder: 1 : 4

Color photographs, Part 1, 1979-circa 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of forming and pouring basement and level 1.
Box/folder: 1 : 5

Color photographs, Part 2, 1979-circa 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of level 1 construction; and interior and exterior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 6

Black and white photographs, Part 1, 1979-1981

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of construction site; basement and level 1 construction; and half-completed library building.
Box/folder: 1 : 7

Black and white photographs, Part 2, 1979-1981

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of construction site; rebar installation; and southern exterior view.
 

Series 2:  Phase II, 1985-1987

Physical Description: 44 file folders
Box/folder: 1 : 8

Photographs, 1985 May-June

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of library building at completion of Phase I construction.
Box/folder: 1 : 9

Photographs, 1985 August

Box/folder: 1 : 10

Photographs, 1985 October

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of 2nd level formwork and steel; and GTU staff members Norm Smith, John Baker-Batsel, and Oscar Burdick.
Box/folder: 1 : 11

Photographs, Part 1, 1985 November

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of 2nd level; and mechanical room concrete pour.
Box/folder: 1 : 12

Photographs, Part 2, 1985 November

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of 2nd level concrete pour.
Box/folder: 1 : 13

Photographs, 1985 fall

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of 3rd level formwork.
Box/folder: 1 : 14

Photographs, Part 1, 1985 December

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of terrace formwork; 3rd level concrete pour; and cranes.
Box/folder: 1 : 15

Photographs, Part 2, 1985 December

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of air conditioning cylinder installation.
Box/folder: 1 : 16

Undated photographs, Part 1, 1985

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10” black and white photos of “Raising the Roof” proceedings; John Baker-Batsel; and GTU library staff.
Box/folder: 1 : 17

Undated photographs, Part 2, 1985

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of 2nd level formwork and steel; “Raising the roof” proceedings; John Baker-Batsel; and GTU library staff.
Box/folder: 1 : 18

Photographs, 1986 January

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of air conditioning cylinders; and roof formwork.
Box/folder: 1 : 19

Photographs, 1986 February

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of roof formwork and concrete pour; and oculus form.
Box/folder: 1 : 20

Photographs, Part 1, 1986 March

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of roof formwork; oculus forming and pouring; and interior and exterior views of the library.
Box/folder: 1 : 21

Photographs, Part 2, 1986 March

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of roof formwork; oculus forming and pouring; atrium; and exterior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 22

Photographs, 1986 April

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of clerestory roof construction; oculus roof construction; and exterior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 23

Photographs, Part 1, 1986 May

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of roofing; and interior and exterior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 24

Photographs, Part 2 (NB 7, ff 21), 1986 May

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of roofing; oculus; and interior and exterior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 25

Photographs, 1986 June 2-9

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of roof removal; and lumber delivery.
Box/folder: 1 : 26

Photographs, 1986 June 12-26

Scope and Content Note

Includes interior and exterior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 27

Photographs, 1986 July 1-17

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of forming and pouring stairs; finishing roofing; and interior and exterior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 28

Photographs, 1986 July 21-28

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of stair form removal; and interior and exterior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 29

Photographs, 1986 August 1-7

Scope and Content Note

See NB 7, ff 22, for August 7 negatives. Includes photos of pouring south stairs; library offices; planter installation; and interior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 30

Photographs, 1986 August 11

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of stairwell; planters; and interior and exterior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 31

Photographs, 1986 August 13-19

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of stairwell installation.
Box/folder: 1 : 32

Photographs, 1986 August or September

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of atrium; clerestory; and tiling on terrace.
Box/folder: 1 : 33

Photographs, 1986 September

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of terrace and stairwell tiling; wall finishing; bathroom; and interior and exterior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 34

Photographs, 1986 October

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of stairwell and terrace tiling; and interior and exterior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 35

Photographs, 1986 November 6-10

Scope and Content Note

See NB 7, ff 23, for November 10 negatives. Includes photos of atrium; and interior and exterior views of library.
Box/folder: 1 : 36

Photographs, 1986 November 13-15

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of carpet laying; and library offices.
Box/folder: 1 : 37

Photographs, 1986 November 17-26

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of library offices; and interior views.
Box/folder: 1 : 38

Photographs, Part 1, 1986 December

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of 1st floor shelving installation; entrance patio preparation; and terraces.
Box/folder: 1 : 39

Photographs, Part 2, 1986 December

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of reference area; library offices; kitchen; and patio preparation.
Box/folder: 1 : 40

Photographs, Part 3, 1986 December

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of filling planters; staff lounge; technical services; reference area move; John Baker-Batsel; and Mary Williams.
Box/folder: 1 : 41

Photographs, Part 1, 1987 January

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of troweling and pouring patio; staff lounge and kitchen; and Tom Caulfield.
Box/folder: 1 : 42

Photographs, Part 2, 1987 January

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of light well; patio; and 2nd level areas and offices.
Box/folder: 1 : 43

Photographs, Part 1, 1987 February

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of patio pour; display case installation; 1st floor art wall; and 1st floor cubicles.
Box/folder: 1 : 44

Photographs, Part 2 (NB 7, ff 24), 1987 February

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of sun shades; and party for Ken Gabriel.
Box/folder: 1 : 45

Photographs, 1987 March

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of terrace bench installation.
Box/folder: 1 : 46

Photographs, 1987 March or April

Box/folder: 1 : 47

Photographs, 1987 May

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of replacing fallen oak piece.
Box/folder: 1 : 48

Photographs (NB 7, ff 25), 1987 October

Scope and Content Note

Includes interior views of 3rd level; clerestory; and oculus.
Box/folder: 1 : 49

Undated photographs, circa 1985-1987

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of stairwell tiling; Mary Williams; and library work areas during construction.
Box/folder: 1 : 50

Undated photographs, circa 1986-1987

Scope and Content Note

8 x 10” black and white photographs showing GTU library exterior during different stages of construction.
Box/folder: 1 : 51

Undated photographs (NB 7, ff 27), circa 1987

Scope and Content Note

Includes interior and exterior views of the completed library.
 

Series 3:  Renovation, 2000-2001

Physical Description: 9 file folders
Box/folder: 1 : 52

Level 1 (NB 7, ff 28), 2000 June

Scope and Content Note

Photos of packing in preparation for level 1 renovation.
Box/folder: 1 : 53

Level 1 (NB 7, ff 29), 2000 July

Scope and Content Note

Photos of laying wood subfloor and carpeting; and installation of tracks and carriages for compact shelving.
Box/folder: 1 : 54

Level 1 (NB 7, ff 30), circa 2000 July

Scope and Content Note

Photos of compact shelving installation; completed level 1 renovation; and Bonnie Hardwick.
Box/folder: 1 : 55

Level 2, 2000 September

Scope and Content Note

Photos of installing computer work stations, boomerangs in new teaching lab, and oak counters on reference stacks.
Box/folder: 1 : 56

Level 2 (NB 7, ff 31), 2001 February

Scope and Content Note

Photos of new server room construction in storage room.
Box/folder: 1 : 57

Level 2 (NB 7, ff 32), 2001 March

Scope and Content Note

Photos of new telephone system and computer network installation; and GTU reference staff, Ann Hotta, Rosemary Northcraft, Cheryl Miller, and Kris Veldheer.
Box/folder: 1 : 58

Level 2 (NB 7, ff 33), circa 2001 March

Scope and Content Note

Photos of security gate installation.
Box/folder: 1 : 59

Level 2, 2001 July

Scope and Content Note

Photos of new teaching lab and internet work stations.
Box/folder: 1 : 60

Level 2, 2001 August

Scope and Content Note

Photos of setting up new technology lab; completed computer and basement storage rooms; Danny Wilson; and Kris Veldheer.
 

Series 4:  Photograph Albums, 1979-1981; 1985-1986

Physical Description: 3 albums
Box/album: 2 : 1

Phase I, 1979-circa 1980

Scope and Content Note

Color photographs of Phase I construction in chronological order.
Box/album: 2 : 2

Phase I, circa 1981

Scope and Content Note

Color photographs of move into half-completed library building and dedication ceremony. Polaroid photographs of GTU library staff.
Box/album: 3 : 3

Phase II, 1985-1986

Scope and Content Note

Color photographs of Phase II construction in chronological order. Sleeves have been removed from original album.
 

Series 5:  Negatives, circa 1979-1981; 1985-1987

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Scope and Content Note

Corresponding photographs for these negatives have not been identified.
Negatives box/folder: 7 : 19

Phase I, circa 1979-1981

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified negatives.
Negatives box/folder: 7 : 20

Phase II, 1986 April 18 and 25

Scope and Content Note

Images of clerestory and oculus construction; views from 3rd level and roof; and exterior views of library building.
Negatives box/folder: 7 : 26

Phase II, circa 1985-1987

Scope and Content Note

Exterior views of library during different stages of Phase II construction.
 

Series 6:  Slides, 1985; 2004

Physical Description: 6 slides

Scope and Content Note

Corresponding photographs for these slides have not been identified.
Slides box/slide: 4/B : 3840

GTU Reference Librarian Gilles Poitres, 1985

Slides box/slide: 4/B : 3841

GTU Reference Librarian Gilles Poitres, 1985

Slides box/slide: 4/B : 3842

GTU Reference Librarian Gilles Poitres, 1985

Slides box/slide: 4/B : 3843

GTU Reference Librarian Gilles Poitres, 1985

Slides box/slide: 4/B : 3844

Scaffolding in library atrium during lighting renovation, 2004

Slides box/slide: 4/B : 3845

Scaffolding in library atrium during lighting renovation, 2004