The UBC Press is financed in two ways: the operating overhead costs of the Press are supported by an annual budget from the university, which is granted to the Press in its capacity as a University Department. This financial relationship, which has continued since 1971, forms the most significant continuing portion of the university's support for the Press. The second portion of Press financing is a fund of Trust and other monies used for the production costs of the books published by the Press. In addition to a small, accumulated surplus, these funds come to the Press annually from earnings from permanent Trust funds, grants from the Canada Council, the University and private donors, and returns from the sales of Press books. In the past, it has been the university's policy that budgeting of the journals and yearbooks produced by the Press be financed separately with a self-balancing budget. Series consists of annual reports, interdepartmental memoranda, sales analyses, invoice overviews, year-end balance sheets, correspondence, minutes of meetings, journal vouchers, income statements and summaries of annual expenses.