Biography and History

Established in 1920, the Office of the Controller is responsible for the preparation of the University's annual audited financial statements, as well as financial and tax reports to several government agencies including the Internal Revenue Service. The office also assists the University Treasurer in the administration of the University's debt program, and provides analytic support to the budget office. Additionally, the Office of the Controller is responsible for the integrity of the general ledger and the monthly reports to departments, and provides assistance to departments with their financial statements. The Office of the Controller also processes Interdepartmental Invoices and Journal Vouchers, distributes Accounts Payable checks, processes stop payment orders and replacement checks, and reconciles the University's numerous bank accounts.

Source: From the finding aid for AC161

  • Office of the Controller Records. 1769-2009 (inclusive), 1921-2009 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC161

    Established in 1920, the Office of the Controller is responsible for the preparation of the University's annual audited financial statements, as well as financial and tax reports to several government agencies including the Internal Revenue Service. Consists of records produced by the Office of the Controller that document University financial matters.

  • Office of General Counsel Records. 1865-2016 (inclusive), 1971-1997 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC283

    The Office of General Counsel, established in 1972, provides legal counsel to officers and departments of the University, and serves as legal representative for the University in litigation, administrative matters, and transactions. The records contain correspondence, memoranda, interview transcripts, administrative material relating to the Office of General Counsel and other departments, legal documents, grant and tax reports, legal briefs, affidavits, depositions, as well as litigation material involving estates, trusts, gifts, University employees, and various individuals and corporations.