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University of Arkansas Office of the Business Manager, University Property Appraisals

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC 81

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of descriptive insurance appraisals of University of Arkansas buildings, which were prepared both internally and externally. The external reports were prepared by the American Appraisal Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


  • 1928-1929


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

The University of Arkansas was created through the Morrill Act of 1862 which provided means for states to establish universities for the purpose of teaching agricultural and mechanical arts. In 1871, Arkansas passed legislation to enable the realization of this act and created the Arkansas Industrial University. The name changed to the University of Arkansas in 1899.

This collection contains both internal and external appraisal reports of campus buildings from 1928 and 1929 respectively. The campus, which was little more than 50 years old at the time, was still relatively small. In 1928, an internal appraisal report was completed by L.L. Browne, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. This report contains photographs, a floor plan for each building, and lists of materials used to construct each building. In 1929, an independent appraisal was completed by the American Appraisal Company of Milwaukee. This appraisal covers 75 buildings. Due to the long standing agriculture programs at the University, the appraisal includes not only classroom buildings and dormitories but also barns, poultry houses, and greenhouses, each numbered as a separate building. The value listed for each building also includes furniture, machinery and laboratory equipment.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection is arranged with the internal report in the first folder followed by the external reports with individual building reports arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition Information

University of Arkansas Office of the Business Manager, University Property Appraisals were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 1969 by Jim Clark.

Processing Information

Amy Allen and Jacob Cornett; completed in December 2015.



University of Arkansas Office of the Business Manager, University Property Appraisals
Amy Allen and Jacob Cornett
December 2015
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444