Title: University of Nevada, Reno. Facilities Services. Campus Architectural Drawings Collection
Creator(s): Bonell, John A., 1913-1998; Clopine, Russell H.; DeLongchamps, Frederic Joseph, 1882-1969; Ferrari, George M.; Lewis, Walter O.; Mills, Russell, (Architect); O'Brien, George L. F.; Oxoby, Robert M.; Parsons, Edward S., 1907-Pearson, James Wesley, 1920-2009Anshen & Allen.; Casazza, Peetz and Hancock Architects and Planners.Nevada. State Planning Board.
Collection Number: AC 0645
Dates (inclusive): 1917-1999
Physical Extent: 15.0 cubic feet (2 blueprint cabinets)
Preferred Citation: University of Nevada, Reno. Facilities Services. Campus Architectural Drawings Collection; AC 0645. University Archives, University Libraries; University of Nevada, Reno.
Repository: University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives
Permanent Link: http://dewey.library.unr.edu/xtf/view?docId=ead/AC 0645-ead.xml

Biographical Note

Contact Special Collections & University Archives for more information.


Scope and Content

The collection of Campus Architectural Drawings includes original blueprints and drawings of remodeling work for various University buildings during the twentieth century. Among them are architect Frederic DeLongchamp's drawings of the Mackay School of Mines and the Mackay Science building. Some sets include drawings by the University's Civil Engineering Professor John A. Bonell, who was also a structural engineer for the State of Nevada Planning Board. Also included is a set of drawings for the University of Nevada System's Claude Howard Administration Building which was the location for the System Chancellor's offices.


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to and use of parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2013 transfer to Archives from Facilities Services' storage in the Getchell Building.

Related Archival Materials

See also: AC 0416 MAD Collection of Architectural Drawings, Campus Maps, and Miscellaneous Drawings and Diagrams.



  • The collection is arranged in 11 series, by building name: 1) Lincoln Hall; 2) Clark Administration Building; 3) Claude Howard Administration Building; 4) Frandsen Humanities; 5) Mackay School of Mines; 6) Mackay Science Building; 7) Manzanita Hall; 8) Morrill Hall; 9) Palmer Engineering Building; 10) Thompson Student Services Building; 11) Virginia Street Gym


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of the University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno. Researchers wishing to find related materials are encouraged to use the following index terms:




Administrative Information

Collection processed by Betty Glass, 3-15-2016. Finding aid prepared by Betty Glass, 3-15-2016. This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 25, 2016.


Detailed Description of the Records

Series 1: Lincoln Hall, 1952-1989 (34 sheets on rod)

Series 1 consists of 34 architectural drawings of Lincoln Hall by three architectural firms.

Subseries 1: C. Smith, 1-9a, 1989 (10 sheets)

Subseries 2: J. Wesley Pearson, Architect ; A-1 of 1, 1984/6/11 (1 sheet)

Subseries 3: Russell Mills, Architect, 1952/1/2 (23 sheets)

A-1 through A-9
S-1 through S-4
M-1, M-2 and M-6
E-1 through E-4

Series 2: Clark Administration - Rework (Clark Library Building); State of Nevada Planning Board; Architect Russell H. Clopine., 1961-1963 (20 sheets on rod)

Series 3: Claude Howard Administration (University of Nevada System), by Anshen & Allen architectural firm of Reno., 1987 (30 sheets on a rod)

Series 4: Frandsen Humanities, 1917-1999

Subseries 1: Frandsen Humanities (Original drawings for the Agricultural Building by architect Walter O. Lewis); Seismic Retrofit and Remodel (by architect Robert M. Oxoby)., 1917-1999 (145 sheets on a rod)

Subseries 2: Seismic Retrofit and Remodel, by architect Robert M. Oxoby. The Vellum set., 1999 (127 sheets on a rod)

Series 5: Mackay School of Mines, 1926-1996

Subseries 1: Original Drawings. Architects: Frederic J. DeLongchamps and DeLongchamps & O'Brien. Some drawings by Structural Engineer John A. Bonell, State of Nevada Planning Board, 1926-1965 (30 sheets)

Subseries 2: Phase III Restoration: Arch/Struc/Mech by Casazza, Peetz & Hancock Architects, 1990-1992 (56 sheets on a rod)

Subseries 3: Phase III Restoration: Typical Details, General Notes, by Casazza, Peetz & Hancock Architects, 1990-1992 (47 sheets on a rod)

Subseries 4: Phase III Restoration: Struct/Mech/Plumb/Fire/ Elec, by Casazza, Peetz and Hancock Architects and Planners, 1996 (50 sheets on a rod)

Subseries 5: Phase III Restoration: Elec/Seismic by Casazza, Peetz & Hancock Architects, 1990-1992 (96 sheets on rod)

Series 6: Mackay Science, 1924-1965

Subseries 1: Mackay Science by Frederic J. DeLongchamps, Architect, 1929 (41 sheets on a rod)

Subseries 2: Mackay Science Remodel - Nevada State Planning Board, 1965 (30 sheets on a rod)

Subseries 3: Mackay Science Remodeling of its Laboratories by Frederic J. DeLongchamps, Architect, 1924-1930 (18 sheets on a rod)

Series 7: Manzanita Hall: DeLongchamps & O'Brien, Architects, May 8, 1957 (38 sheets on a rod)

Series 8: Morrill Hall, 1977-1983

Subseries 1: Morrill Hall: Architect Edward S. Parsons; State of Nevada Public Works Board., 1977 (26 sheets on a rod)

Subseries 2: Morrill Hall Remodel: Architect Edward S. Parsons, 1977-1983 (55 sheets on a rod)

Series 9: Palmer Engineering - Russell Mills, Architect, 1939-1947 (31 sheets on a rod)

Series 10: Thompson Student Services - Thompson Auditorium Renovation. Architects: Walter O. Lewis (original); Vhay & Ferrari (renovation). Some drawings by John A. Bonell, Structural Engineer, State of Nevada Public Works, 1917-1982 (18 sheets on a rod)

Series 11: Virginia Street Gym (Old Gymnasium). Architect: DeLongchamps & O'Brien, 1941-1982 (46 sheets on a rod)