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A Guide to the Kim Tanzer Papers

Finding aid created by Sarah Coates

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

July 2020

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tanzer, Kim.
Title: Kim Tanzer Papers
Dates: 1998-2005
Abstract: Collection contains University of Florida Senate and UF Constitution materials, information on the Sustainability Committee at UF, and materials on the designs of buildings and areas on the UF campus.
Extent: 2 Linear Feet. 4 boxes.
Identification: MS Coll. 151
Language(s): English .

Biographical/Historical Note

Kim Tanzer, FAIA, received her B.A. from Duke University in 1977 and her Master of Architecture from North Carolina State University in 1984. At the University of Florida, she was Assistant Professor of Architecture from 1988-1993, Associate Professor of Architecture from 1993-2001, and Professor of Architecture from 2001-2009. She became the Dean of the School of Architecture and Edward E. Elson Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia from 2009-2014, and from 2016, is Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia.

At the University of Florida, Tanzer served as a Senator, served as Chair of the University Constitution Committee twice, served on the Senate Steering Committee, the Senate Nominating Committee, and was the inaugural co-Chair of the Committee on Committees. She served on the Sustainability Committee, and several other ad hoc Senate and University committees. She also served as the Chair of the Faculty Senate.

Tanzer was also involved in the design process at the University of Florida for the former Women's Gym (now Kathryn Chicone Ustler Hall), which houses the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies Research. She also worked on designs for the Yardley Historic Courtyard, the Cultural Arts area of the UF campus, and the UF Historic Gardens.

Scope and Content

Collection contains faculty papers from Kim Tanzer, FAIA. Includes material on the University of Florida Senate, including meeting minutes, notes, and agendas. Also includes information on various UF Senate committees that Tanzer served on. More UF administrative information can be found in the various drafts of the UF Constitution and Tanzer's notes on revisions.

Also included in this collection is information on the Sustainability committee at UF and its work in establishing the Sustainability@UF program.

Tanzer was involved in designing areas of campus, including the Cultural Arts area in the southwest portion of campus, the redesign of the Women's Gym (now Ustler Hall), the Historic Gardens, and the Yardley Historic Courtyard. Plans, drawings, notes, and reports are included in the UF design series.


Arranged into four series. Series 1: UF Senate and UF Committee Work, 1990-2006; Series 2: Sustainability, 2000-2009; Series 3: UF Design Projects, 1993-2003; Series 4: Publications, 1995-1998.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kim Tanzer Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kim Tanzer, 2018.

Contents List

Series 1: UF Senate and UF Committee Work. 1990-2006

Box Folder
11 University Senate: files pertaining to Senate name change and change in leadership. Minutes, agendas, correspondence. 1999-2000
12 Senate minutes. 1996-1998
13 Senate minutes (focus on governance). 2004-2005
14 Senate Policy Councils mission statements and member lists (pertaining to creation of Councils). 2004
15 Miscellaneous Senate files, including Senate newsletters. 2004-2005
16 UF Constitution Committee. 1999-2000
17 UF Constitution Committee. 2000-2001
18 UF Constitution Committee. 2001-2002
19 UF Constitution Committee. 2002-2003
110 UF Constitution Committee. 2003-2004
111 UF Constitution Committee. 2004-2005
112 UF Constitution, reflecting changes. 2003 April 17
113 UF Constitution, reflecting changes. 2004 April 29
114 UF Constitution. 1990, 1996, 2006
115 State Shared Governance Task Force files. Reports, presentations, resolutions, correspondence. 2003-2006
116 Faculty Academic Advisory Council Committee. 1998-2000
117 General Education Committee. 1995
118 Senate Committee on Committees. 2000-2001
21 Senate Steering Committee. 2004-2005
22 Senate Chair: meetings with College Faculties. 2005
23 Senate Chair: Meetings with Deans. 2005
24 UF data: Presentation to Board of Trustees. 2005-2006
25 Senate Chair notes and miscellaneous files. 2005-2006
26 Faculty Leadership Development. 2002-2003
27 UF Master Plan update (as Provost's Fellow). 2000
28 Ad Hoc Senate Committee on Free Speech/Diversity resolution. 2004
29 Ad Hoc Committee on Civil, Safe, and Open Environment (in response to Taser incident with UF student). 2007-2008
210 ECOS Committee re: Audubon Certification process. 2004-2005

Series 2: Sustainability . 2000-2009

Box Folder
211 Sustainability Task Force. 2000-2004
212 Sustainability Committee. 2004-2005
213 Sustainability at UF, a special project for President Machen. 2008-2009

Series 3: UF Design Projects. 1993-2003

Box Folder
214 UF Campus Design Center proposal. 2000
215 SW Campus design (Cultural Arts area) coordination. 1998
216 SW Campus design (Cultural Arts area) research. 1998
217 The Millennium Mile art proposal . 1998-1999
218 SW Campus design and masterplan (Cultural Arts area). 1998
31 UF Historic Gardens project. 2002-2003
32 UF Historic Gardens Charrette report. 2002
33 UF Historic Gardens Charrette masters. 2002
34 EDSA presentation for the Yardley Historic Courtyard project. 2002 August
35 EDSA proposal, Yardley Historic Courtyard project. 2002 October
36 Yardley Historic Courtyard project architecture students' scripts for Charrette. 2002
37 Women's Gym project book. 1994
38 Women's Gym project book backup. 1993-1994
39 University Women's Gym budget verification report. 2003 August
310 Women's Gym design presentation. 1994-1995
311 Women's Gym report. An Architectural Proposal for the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research. 1994
41 Women's Gym press. 1998-2001
42 Women's Gym garden design. 2000

Series 4: Publications. 1995-1998

Box Folder
43 Witters competition proposal: "A Recuperative Landscape on the University of Florida Campus". 1998
44 The Gainesville Women for Equal Rights, 1963-1978. MA Thesis by Stuart Howard Landers. 1995

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

University of Florida. -- Buildings.
University of Florida. -- Constitution.
University of Florida. Senate.
University of Florida. University Senate.

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