Fonds UR-005 - MSVU Facilities Management fonds

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MSVU Facilities Management fonds

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  • 1949-2018 (Creation)
    Mount Saint Vincent University. Facilities Management

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80 cm of textual records, 397 architectural drawings, and 6 technical drawings

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The Mount's Facilities Management is a university department responsible for the maintenance and operations of its buildings and grounds. The department oversees essential facilities and operations on campus, including security, business services (such as the Bookstore and Print Shop), maintenance, alterations, renovations and new construction projects.

Custodial history

The records were created and used by various offices reporting to Facilities Management. Grounds records were previously kept in the office of the Grounds Manager Catherine Deveau and Glenn Landry before being transferred to the University Archives.

Scope and content

The Facilities Management fonds contains records produced by the Facilities Management department of Mount Saint Vincent University. These records document the department’s various activities on the campus.

Presently, the fonds contains three series.
The first series contains records relating to the university grounds which encompasses nearly 38 acres of land. Types of records in this series include information on the Sister Lua Arboretum, the Mount’s fitness trail (Freda Wales Walking Trail), donations for memorial benches, trees and plants located on campus, and tree and plant care for the campus, including details on pesticide and fertilization activities. The records also include articles and reports detailing grounds maintenance, as well as records relating to the history and design of the MSVU grounds. Finally, important documentation and policies relating to safety are also included. A select number of born-digital files are also part of this series. Please contact an Archivist for more information about the scope and content of these digital files.

The second series contains original architectural plans for a number of buildings at the university, including Evaristus Hall, Seton Academic Centre (referred to as the Academic Building in the architectural plans), E. Margaret Fulton Communications Centre, Rosaria Student Centre, and the Motherhouse as well as other proposed buildings for MSVU campus. Various copies of architectural plans are available and show different designs.

The third series consists of photographs of MSVU campus.

Further accruals for this fonds are anticipated.

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Records were transferred from Facilities Management to the MSVU Archives in 2022.


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  • English

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    The fonds includes some born-digital files relating to the Grounds. Please contact the archivist for more information.

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    There are no access restrictions.

    Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

    Copyright Mount Saint Vincent University Archives.

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    A file list is available

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    Further accruals are expected.

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    Accession number: 2022-06

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    Created: ARUIZ 2022-06-01
    Revised: LMORRISON 2023-11-14
    Revised: LMORRISON 2024-03-07

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