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Florida State University Campus Development and Space Committee Minutes

Identifier: MSS 2007-007

Scope and Contents

The Florida State University (FSU) Campus Development and Space Committee Minutes contain agendas, correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, and speeches documenting the actions taken by this campus committee. The minutes are accompanied by supporting documents. The records document the planning and development of FSU campus facilities since the late 1960s and the history of campus buildings. While most minutes are arranged chronologically, the 1972-1973 minutes are arranged in two series: chronological, and alphabetical by department or college. Subjects include campus building renovations, the conversion of classroom to office space, and the allocation of space to campus student organizations. Several copies of these records were retained if they contained notes recorded by committee members.


  • Created: 1969-2003

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Florida State University (FSU) Campus Development and Space Committee is a division of the FSU Department of Facilities Design and Construction, which is under the control of the FSU Office of Finance and Administration. Its purpose is to assist the President with the orderly development of the physical components of the University and the assignment of space under the University's control. The Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the President concerning such issues as the campus master plan, procedures for all construction and major renovation programs on campus, and all transactions concerning the purchase, sale, or trade of real property, including land, buildings, and improvements.

Chaired by the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Committee is composed of faculty appointees from the Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, and three faculty members at large from other than the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Social Sciences. Faculty are appointed for a three-year term. There are two student appointees appointed by the Student Body President for a one-year term. Ex Officio Members of the Committee include the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice Presidents for Research, Student Affairs, and University Relations; the Faculty Senate President, the Dean of Faculties, the Associate Vice President of Facilities, and the Student Body President.

Prior to 1970, no documentary evidence can be found that such a committee existed. From the 1970s through the 1990s, as described in the FSU Faculty Senate Handbooks for those periods, the FSU Campus Development and Space Committee was known as the FSU Space Committee. It had a more limited function and its composition was considerably smaller. During the 1970s, for example, its function was to classify and assign all University owned or leased space except housing. Its members consisted of the Executive Vice President, who served as Chair; the Vice President for Administration; and the Vice President for Student Affairs, ex officio. There was no faculty or student representation. By the late 1970s, the Committee retained the Executive Vice President as Chair. However, it did not include those members from earlier years. Instead, the Committee comprised the Vice Presidents for University Relations and for Educational Services, the Associate Executive Vice President, two Provosts, an Executive Assistant to the President, and the President of the Student Body, ex officio. The 1984 and 1991 Faculty Handbooks state that the committee is "the policy-making body for the management of non-academic space on campus."

From 1979 through 1984, there was a Campus Development Committee, charged with devising and maintaining the long-range campus development plan and establishing procedures for all new construction and major renovation programs on campus. In 1991, a Building and Campus Development Committee existed. It is probable that this Committee and the Space Committee eventually merged to form the Campus Development and Space Committee.


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Agendas, charts, drawings, correspondence, financial records, memoranda, minutes, reports, speeches, and other enclosures documenting meetings held by the Florida State University (FSU) Campus Development and Space Committee.

Method of Acquisition

Distributed by the Florida State University Campus Development and Space Committee and its predecessor, the Florida State University Space Committee.

Processing Information

Processed by Burt Altman in July 2007.

Florida State University Campus Development and Space Committee Minutes
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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