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Office of the Controller: records and publications

 Record Group
Identifier: A01.09

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Scope and Content

The bulk of the material consists of records of inactive bequests, gifts, and funds, organized alphabetically by donor's name. An additional alphabetical run of files was received in 2018 and has been maintained separate sub-series. Included are gift acknowledgements as well as documentation of restrictions on use of gifts. There are also brochures, dating from 1984, published by the Bursar (also called Cashier) regarding College charges and payment procedures.


  • Creation: 1835-


Access Restrictions

Some material restricted. Consult series description for specific information.

Biographical/Historical Note

In April 1963, President James Stacy Coles appointed James P. Granger to the newly-created Business Office post of Controller, a position he retained until his retirement in 1989. When Granger became Controller, the administrative officers of the Business Office also included the Treasurer and Bursar. Administrative oversight of the controllership has changed over the years from the Treasurer, (1963-1966), to Vice President for Administration and Finance (1966-1978), to Treasurer, (1979-1989), to Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer, (1991- ). Throughout the organizational changes, bookkeeping/accounting functions have been part of the Controller's Office.


27.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Guide to the Office of the Controller Records and Publications
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

3000 College Station
Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
(207) 725-3288