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Northwestern University Accounting Reports

 Collection
Identifier: 7/1/17
The series consists of various accounting reports, mostly dating from the 1930s to early 1940s. It is unclear why these reports were kept together. Some of the information in these reports was used to produce the University's annual Financial Reports (see Series 07/00/11 for a complete set of these). The reports were prepared by several different accounting firms over the years--Arthur Young (1922-1933), Price Waterhouse (1934-1938), George Rossetter (1940, 1943), and Baumann, Finney (1944).

In most cases, the date indicated is the year ending date, and the report covered the transactions of the entire preceding year. Exceptions are the audit and certificate dated December 3, 1903, which was prepared on the occasion of the retirement of Treasurer, Robert Sheppard, and covered the period from July 1 to December 1, 1903, and a supplemental report dated August 15, 1934. Another exception is the Report on Accounts with Milton Tilley, dated October 13, 1927. Tilley, the contractor for the construction of the Women's Quadrangle (sorority houses), had filed a claim against Northwestern University for over $113,000 in additional expenses. His claim was based on expenses incurred from delays by Northwestern and its architects, as well as from change orders that increased his costs. The report was undertaken at Northwestern's request by its accounting firm, Arthur Young & Company.

Dates

  • 1903-1944

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection. Permission of the University Archivist is required to view this collection.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

The series consists of various Northwestern University accounting reports, mostly dating from the 1930s to early 1940s. It is unclear why these reports were originally kept together. The reports were prepared by several different accounting firms over the years: Arthur Young (1922-1933), Price Waterhouse (1934-1938), George Rossetter (1940, 1943), and Baumann, Finney (1944).

In most cases, the date indicated is the year ending date, and the report covered the transactions of the entire preceding year. Exceptions are the audit and certificate dated December 3, 1903, which was prepared on the occasion of the retirement of Treasurer, Robert Sheppard, and covered the period from July 1 to December 1, 1903, and a supplemental report dated August 15, 1934. Another exception is the Report on Accounts with Milton Tilley, dated October 13, 1927. Tilley, the contractor for the construction of the Women's Quadrangle (sorority houses), had filed a claim against Northwestern University for over $113,000 in additional expenses. The report was undertaken at Northwestern's request by its accounting firm, Arthur Young & Company.

Arrangement

The reports are arranged in chronological order.

Method of Acquisition

These reports were separated from Series 7/1/16, the Records of the Vice President and Controller, Arthur T. Schmehling.

Related Materials

Some of the information in these reports was used to produce the University's annual Financial Reports (Series 07/00/11).

Separated Materials

None.

Processing Information

Janet Olson, Spring 2006.
Processing Information Ribbons, strings, and metal prongs were removed from all reports, but they were left in their original enclosures, since the metal grommets holding some of the reports together showed no evidence of rust.
Title
Guide to the Northwestern University Accounting Reports
Author
Janet Olson
Date
01/04/2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635