Subseries Subseries 9 - J.D. Story Building, University of Queensland

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UQFL117-Series A-Subseries 9


J.D. Story Building, University of Queensland


  • 1961-1967 (Creation)

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1 volume (17 architectural drawings) + 1 volume (47 architectural drawings + 1 volume (51 architectural drawings + 2 volumes (with 24 drawings in each) + 2 volumes (1 architectural drawing in each) + 116 architectural drawings

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Prior to the construction of the J.D. Story Administration Building, University administration facilities had been housed within Main Building (now know as the Forgan Smith Building). Main Building had undergone many alterations in response to the changing needs of the university administration. In 1959 the Senate decided a new Administration Building should be built. Other building priorities delayed designs being drawn up. In 1962 plans were submitted to the Australian Universities Commission (A.U.C.). Changes requested by the A.U.C. delayed construction which was to be a two stage process: Stage One was completed in October 1965 and Stage Two in October 1966. Plans include: site plans, window details, detail of senate table, floor plans, electrical services plans, roof plans.

There are 6 volumes (sets/presentation volume/office copy sets) with plans as well as individual plans; the total number of plans for this building in this subseries are 281. Not all have been created by James Birrell.

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Order has been imposed by processing archivist. Works created by James Birrell are at the beginning of the subseries, arranged chronologically, by job number and by drawing number. Drawings created by contractors are after James Birrell's and are arranged chronologically.

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Unrestricted access.

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Copyright applies (State of Queensland).

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  • English

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Oversize folders 11-16.


Previously housed in Folders 22a, b,c,d,e as A10.01-262.

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Created, Linda Justo, 29-Jan-2021




Pratt, Fuller (1998). The University of Queensland buildings, St. Lucia campus, by James Birrell. Bachelor's Thesis, School of Geography, Planning & Architecture, The University of Queensland

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  • Oversize folder: UQFL117 Oversize folder 11
  • Oversize folder: UQFL117 Oversize folder 12
  • Oversize folder: UQFL117 Oversize folder 13
  • Oversize folder: UQFL117 Oversize folder 14
  • Oversize folder: UQFL117 Oversize folder 15
  • Oversize folder: UQFL117 Oversize folder 16