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Xavier University Campus Buildings and Properties collection

 Collection
Identifier: XUA-54

Scope and Content

This collection consists of correspondence, documents, brochures, minutes of meetings, photos, diagrams and other materials pertaining to the buildings, halls, houses, centers and other properties on the Xavier campus.

The collection includes information on buildings currently in existence, some buildings that have been razed and a few proposed buildings that were never constructed. It also includes documentation concerning the closing of some streets by the City of Cincinnati in and around the campus. It does not include any of the buildings that St. Xavier College occupied in downtown Cincinnati prior to 1919. For information on the Sycamore Street buildings, consult a separate collection dealing with the Nineteenth Century St. Xavier College and Church.

In addition, this collection does not include information on any shrines, statues, monuments, fountains or permanent plaques. These materials are found in a separate collection found in the Xavier Archives.

Scope and Contents The collection includes information on buildings currently in existence, some buildings that have been razed and a few proposed buildings that were never constructed. It also includes documentation concerning the closing of some streets by the City of Cincinnati in and around the campus. It does not include any of the buildings that St. Xavier College occupied in downtown Cincinnati prior to 1919. For information on the Sycamore Street buildings, consult a separate collection dealing with the Nineteenth Century St. Xavier College and Church.

In addition, this collection does not include information on any shrines, statues, monuments, fountains or permanent plaques. These materials are found in a separate collection found in the Xavier Archives.

Dates

  • 1920-2019

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Some parts of this collection may have restricted access. Please contact the Xavier University Archives staff.

Extent

6.67 linear feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This is collection includes information on the various buildings and properties held by Xavier University. Files may contain correspondence, brochures, newspaper clippings, dedication programs, and other types of materials.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the building or property.

Accruals

Additions to this collection are expected.

Related Material

Other materials of related interest can be found in other collections, such as XUA-53, Xavier University Master Building Plans collection and the Xavier University Photograph Collection. Please contact the archives staff.

Processing Information

This collection was reprocessed into its current arrangement and description as part of a major University Archives reprocessing project that began in 2012-2013. This reprocessing project was largely an effort to disband a record group system, developed in the late 1970s, used to arrange university records. The record group scheme had been established by the first University Archivist, Lee Bennish, SJ, and chiefly organized materials by originating office and organizational structure. After Bennish’s tenure, oversight of the archives changed several times and resulted in a lack of adherence to the record group scheme for new acquisitions. The 2012-2013 processing project also sought to incorporate records for which little acquisition or contextual information existed. The project staff primarily reorganized records into subject-based collections. Occasionally subjects coincided with offices of origin (e.g. Subject, Presidents; Office, Office of the President; Collection, Xavier University President’s Office). This subject-based arrangement makes it difficult to identify or describe the collections by office of origin but administrative project records do indicate transfers and connections between original record groups and 2012-2013 collections. During the project, records were rehoused in archival folders and boxes, and new finding aids were created using the OhioLINK Finding Aid Creation Tool.

As of 2017, University Archives no longer employs the 2012-2013 system of arranging collections by subject.

In 2018 materials were removed from binders in boxes 8-11 and rehoused in archival folders. Box 11 no longer exists.
Title
Xavier University Campus Buildings and Properties collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Thomas P. Kennealy, S.J.
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library Repository

Contact:
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati Ohio 45207 US
513-745-4821