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Sundry Accounts Receivable General Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: 7/1/8
In order to centralize its bookkeeping functions Northwestern created accounts for a variety of non-official events and activities that took place on the University campus, as well as for all official University business. This series consists of one volume of accounts receivable for various non-official functions. The volume is arranged alphabetically by the name of the account and divided by alphabetical tabs. Accounts were held with individuals, including faculty, staff and non-university persons; campus organizations, such as fraternities and sororities; and non-university entities, such as the Chicago Chemists Club and the American Economics Association.

Accounts covered University services provided to and facilities used by the account holder. A variety of non-university bills were entered under the same account. For example, bills for telephone service, catered food, and transportation were entered along with rent for university buildings under the same account. Entries were made chronologically and many give only a university voucher number and no description of the transaction.

Dates

  • 1935-1937

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the Northwestern University Archives at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

1.00 Volumes

Abstract

In order to centralize its bookkeeping functions, Northwestern University created accounts for a variety of non-official events and activities that took place on the University campus, as well as for all official University business. This series consists of one volume of accounts receivable for various non-official functions. The volume is arranged alphabetically by the name of the account and divided by alphabetical tabs. Accounts were held with individuals, including faculty, staff and non-university persons; campus organizations, such as fraternities and sororities; and non-university entities, such as the Chicago Chemists Club and the American Economics Association.

Accounts covered University services provided to and facilities used by the account holder. A variety of non-university bills were entered under the same account. For example, bills for telephone service, catered food, and transportation were entered along with rent for university buildings under the same account. Entries were made chronologically and many give only a university voucher number and no description of the transaction.

Method of Acquisition

This volume was transferred to the University Archives on May 15, 1980 by Ed Dublin/University Business Office as part of Accession #80-74.

Processing Information

Thomas Dorst, May, 1981.
Title
Guide to the Sundry Accounts Receivable General Ledger
Author
Thomas Dorst
Date
01/05/1981
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635