Desmond and Lord library construction records
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of communication records between the Desmond and Lord firm and the Westcott Construction Company, along with several blueprints for the Library Communications Center and Campanile. The papers document structural changes, design plans and instructions, and daily progress reports.
- 1966 - 1972
- Desmond and Lord (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Biographical / Historical
Historical Note: Answering the need for a library that could serve the population of the Southeastern Massachusetts University (SMU), the Library Communications Center was constructed, opening its doors on March 13th of 1972. Desmond and Lord, the architectural firm who agreed to take on the project in July 1966, followed closely the plans of Paul Rudolph, the original architect responsible for the unique architecture of the university. (See URC 14 for more information regarding the Library Communications Center.)
.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)
Language of Materials
Archives and Special Collections, Claire T. Carney Library, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, N. Dartmouth, MA 02648. Telephone 508- 999-8686.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Abandoned records recovered from the library’s boiler room by the archivist.
Processed by Kristen Emmett ’09. Completed November 2008.
- Desmond and Lord library construction records
- Kristen Emmett
- November 2008
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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