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Financial Services fonds
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- Textual record
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3.35m of textual records
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Management of the University of British Columbia's financial affairs was initially the responsibility of the Bursar Office. The first to hold the position of Bursar was F. Dallas (1916-34), followed by Angus MacLucas (1935-48). In the 1950s, Dean of Commerce Earle D. MacPhee held the title of "Honorary Bursar." UBC had grown to the extent financial affairs required a full-time staff of ten people to manage accounting, buildings and grounds, food services, purchasing, and the book store. The Office of the Bursar continued to grow as its responsibilities evolved. Walter White was the last to hold the title of Bursar until his retirement in 1984. That year, A.B. Gellatly was named the first Vice-President of Finance. Since the 1980s, the responsible vice-presidential positions have been Finance, Finance and Administration, or Financial Services. At various times, they have had ultimate responsibility for such services as supply management, campus security, the UBC Bookstore, the Development Office, food services, land and building services, human resources, budgeting, treasury, and other business and financial operations.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records produced by or for UBC Financial Services which document the University’s finances, including annual financial reports and statements, budgets, appraisals, and staff training. The records are arranged in four series: Financial Reports and Statements, Budgets, Appraisement, and Training Documentation.
Immediate source of acquisition
Materials were transferred from Financial Services in 2014 and 2015.
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These are institutional records and subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Researcher access to these records is subject to review. To arrange access, please contact us at UBC Archives.
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