Library: Rush Rhees Library Addition Material

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Library: Rush Rhees Library Addition Material
Creator:
Call Number: UA229
Dates: 1961-1973
Physical Description: 3.21 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Revision Information
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1
Box 2
Box 5
Box 6
Box 7: Dedication
Box 8
Box 9
Box 10
Box 11
Collection Overview
Title: Library: Rush Rhees Library Addition Material
Call Number: UA229
Dates: 1961-1973
Physical Description: 3.21 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
In 1962 a Library Committee was appointed to estimate space needs in Rush Rhees Library over the next decade. With the Wallis administration's plans for an overall expansion of the University, the committee concluded that more space was inevitably going to be needed for more programs, more students and faculty, and more books and acquisitions.

The original architects had anticipated that Rush Rhees Library would one day need to grow. Forty years after the debut of the original building, a substantial addition to the library was dedicated on April 23-24, 1970. This addition wraps around the original building's back and parts of its sides and is of a more open, modern style. As with the older portion, the addition was designed with flexibility in mind, allowing it to evolve as needed.

Scope and Content
Rush Rhees Library Addition Material includes correspondence, specifications, notes, and other documentation related to the planning, design, and construction of the 1970 addition. A thick folder of proposals, cost estimates, and correspondence relating to the renovations made to Rush Rhees Library in 1971-72 can be found in Box 6. Box 7 contains a scrapbook compiled by Augusta Hoeing, widow of Professor Charles Hoeing, who had donated $25,000 for a garden court in memory of her father, Calvin C. Laney, Rochester's first superintendent of parks.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Most of the collection was received from Catherine D. Hayes, Assistant Director of Rush Rhees Library, in September 1970 and August 1988. Boxes 8-11 were added in April 2012.Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

Please note: Some materials may be restricted or require permission for use.

Use
To request reproductions or permission to publish materials from the collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu). Researchers may be responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Citation
[Item title, item date], Library: Rush Rhees Library Addition Material, UA229, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu


Revision Information
April 2012: Updated by Eileen L. Fay.
2017: Revised after some items were rehoused.

Content List
Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Rush Rhees building descriptions, specifications, etc., 1931-1938
Box 1, Folder 2Other university libraries and their architects, 1960s
Box 1, Folder 3Interior blueprints, 1961
Box 1, Folder 4Questionnaires from professors to Library Director John R. Russell, 1962
Box 1, Folder 5Preliminary plans (1962-63): Preliminary report on expansion; Summary of Space Needs; "Program for Library Expansion" report; letter to President Wallis explaining need for library expansion; space worksheets; 1931 plans; suggested book fund allocations for 1962-63; suggestions and comments to Library Committee form various departments.
Box 1, Folder 6Space issues: Space worksheets; space occupied by Special Collections; letter to President Wallis from Ad Hoc Library Committee; "An Evaluation of Alternative Assumptions to be Used in the Planning of the Expansion of [the Libary]"; spaces planned for each department; list of architects considered; possible sizes of faculty and student bodies; summation pamphlet concerning space in expansion., 1963-1964
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Preliminary plans: Correspondence with Roger Austin re: possible architects; Campus Times article on expansion plans; Preliminary Program; worksheets of revisions and questions; chronology of building requests; worksheets of expected expansion of space in each department., 1963-1964
Box 2, Folder 2Description of new areas for each department; summary of building capacity; preliminary list of new movable equipment; book and reader distribution; cost estimate, gross areas, and about the design from architects; memo from Thomas R. Mason re: preparation for site visit and proposal audit; "An evaluation of alternative assumptions. . ."; costs of adding 70,000 volumes; comments on preliminary plans from John R. Russell; "Introduction: Functions and Organizations of a University Library"; letter from Keyes D. Metcalf; Report of the University of Rochester., 1963-1965
Box 2, Folder 3Sequence of remodeling and moving in; man hours estimate re: moving books; expansion program for Education Libary; interim report on projected plans for Reference Dept.; Library Expansion Proposal; summary of space in Rush Rhees Library; leaflet on new library at Northwestern University; summary of faculty responses to questionnaire; projected space expansion; division of space., 1963-1965
Box 2, Folder 4Figuring sheets; space allocations and summary; functions and organization of a university library; schedule of professional services; letter to Provost Hazlett from Ralph Ellsworth (for John Russell); preliminary program., 1964
Box 2, Folder 5Tentative space allocations and building program worksheets, 1964
Box 2, Folder 6Tentative allocations of library divisions between existing building and new addition; summary of requirements; summary of library book holdings projected to 1975; summary of divisions., 1964-1965
Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1Building equipment, 1965
Box 5, Folder 2Building Title II - grant agreement, 1965
Box 5, Folder 3Expansion required for science libraries and interim report on projected plans for Reference Department, 1965
Box 5, Folder 4Photograph of proposed new library, as drawn for campaign booklet, 1965
Box 5, Folder 5Scaled plans of new library; moving and remodeling schedule; Report of the Senate Committee on the New Library (May 3, 1965); alternate expansion plans and schemes; comments on preliminary plans. (1965)
Box 5, Folder 6Proposal, 1965
Box 5, Folder 7Architectural data, 1965-1966
Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1Addendum nos. 1-3 to plans and specifications of addition to Rush Rhees Library, 1966
Box 6, Folder 2Building Title I - grant agreement, 1966
Box 6, Folder 3Specifications, 1966
Box 6, Folder 4Bibliography plans, undated
Box 6, Folder 5Metcalf's recommendations and book file card forms, undated
Box 6, Folder 6Projected expansion of each department, undated
Box 6, Folder 7Renovations, 1971-1973
Box 7: Dedication
Box 7, Folder 1Miscellaneous, 1970
Box 7, Folder 2Photographs of Garden Court sent to Augusta Hoeing from Rare Books Department in July 1970, 1970
Box 7, Folder 3Press kit, 1970
Box 7, Folder 4Printed materials (invitations, etc.), 1970
Box 7, Folder 5Programs and program drafts, 1970
Box 7, Folder 6Scrapbook of Augusta Hoeing, 1970
Box 8
Box 8, Folder 1Addenda to plans and specifications, November 1966
Box 8, Folder 2Guides and manuals, 1966-1967
Box 8, Folder 3Rush Rhees Library grants - Title I, 1968-1971
Box 8, Folder 4Rush Rhees Library grants - Title II, 1965-1970
Box 8, Folder 5Rush Rhees Library grants - Title III, 1966-1970
Box 9
Box 9, Folder 1Miscellaneous.
Box 9, Folder 2Relocation of library steam main, 1966
Box 9, Folder 3Specifications - Incomplete copy.
Box 9, Folder 4Title II library application, March 19, 1965
Box 10
Box 10, Object 1Contact documents and specifications - Volume I, 1968
Box 10, Object 2Revision "SC" - Special Conditions, undated
Box 11
Box 11, Object 1Remodeling and Air Conditioning of Rush Rhees Library -- Correspondence and Floor Plans, 1966
For preservation reasons, in 2017, contents of this file were removed from their original housing in a binder.

Box 11, Object 2Expansion of Rush Rhees Library Preliminary Plans (submitted to Title II September 30, 1965)
Box 11, Object 3Expansion of Rush Rhees Library Preliminary Plans (submitted December 1, 1965).
Box 11, Object 4Higher Education Comprehensive Planning program - List of schools and representatives (n.d.)
Box 11, Object 5Location of steam main on library site blueprints, 1966
Box 11, Object 6Lounge and Listening Room in Rush Rhees Library addition, 1966
Box 11, Object 7Remodeling schedules, undated


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