The Places Directory provides the proper names of all Lawrence campus buildings and landmarks, mailing addresses, occupants, seating capacities for public spaces, and a history of the building or landmark and its namesake. It also lists outdoor courtyards, fountains, gateways, memorials, markers, and sculptures on the Lawrence campus.

Sources include University Archives records; the Web sites This Week in KU History and Historic Mount Oread Fund; the Lawrence Journal-World and KU Alumni Association publications; and personal interviews. A primary source for sculptures and memorials was the 1994-95 compilation “SOS!: Save Outdoor Sculpture.”

Texts consulted include "The University of Kansas: A History" by Clifford Griffin; "Across the Years on Mount Oread" by Robert Taft; "Historic Mount Oread" by Sandra Swanson Wiechert; and "On the Hill: A Photographic History of the University of Kansas" compiled by Virginia Adams, Katie Armitage, Donna Butler, Carol Shankel and Barbara Watkins.

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