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Business and Finance Division records, 1956-1983 10 Linear Feet — 10,000 Items

Contains the records of the Business and Finance Division of Duke University. The Business and Finance Division, divided between three departments (Accounting, Business Auxiliaries, and Data Processing), existed from 1962 until 1985. Prior to 1962, the unit was called the Business Division. Types of materials include memoranda, correspondence, manuals, handbooks, grant proposals and newsletters, and organizational records from three departments. Major subjects include Duke University administration, auxiliary services, Business Division, Business and Finance Division, data processing, finance, Office of the Executive Vice President, and student housing. English.

Contains memoranda, correspondence, printed matter including manuals, handbooks, grant proposals, newsletters, and organizational records from the three departments of the Business and Finance Division (and its predecessor, the Business Division. The Accounting Department Records (1956-1978, bulk 1965-1978), primarily include publications, handbooks and memorabilia, organized by the office of origin. Offices represented in this collection are the Controller, Accounting Operations, Cost Accounting, and Plant Accounting. The Business Auxiliaries Records (1968-1978) are the office subject files of director Hamilton Hoyler, and represent especially the Housing, University Stores, and Computing/Data Processing departments under his supervision. Data Processing Records, (1961-1983, bulk 1964-1979), include materials from the Duke University Computing Center (DUCC), Triangle Universities Computation Center (TUCC), Institutional Data Processing Office, Academic Computing Office, and various technology related committees, both prior to and after the department's incorporation into Business Auxiliaries. These records include the subject files and chronological files of director Hamilton Hoyler, as well as printed matter from later Computation Center heads. Materials range in date from 1956 to 1983 (bulk 1964-1979).

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The Treasurer is an officer of the University whose duties have included supervision of contracts, relations with the Duke Endowment, and management of the Bursar's Office, student loans, and investments. The position of Treasurer is established by the By-laws of the University. In 1995, the Treasurer's post was taken up by the chief financial and administrative officer, the Executive Vice President. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to and from individuals who served the University as Treasurer and the subject files they created while in office, including grants and contracts but also ledger and account books. The collection ranges in date from 1893-ongoing.

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to and from individuals who served the University as Treasurer and the subject files they created while in office, including grants and contracts. There are a handful of photographs of Highland Hospital in Asheville, N.C. in addition to legal papers such as wills and deeds of gift. Oversize materials include many account and ledger books for the early-mid part of the 20th century. One of the many benefits of this collection is official paperwork that pertains to many artifacts/collections the University has obtained as gifts from individuals such as Doris Duke and the Trent family. The collection ranges in date from 1893-ongoing.