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University of London Accountant

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 UoL/AT
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: University of London Accountant
Date(s): 1903-1982
Level of description: Subfonds of the University of London
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Extent: 8 volumes, 125 bundles
Name of creator(s): University of London | Accountant
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Until 1901 the Registrar as Treasurer of the University was responsible for financial matters. By 1898 the Assistant Clerk to the Senate who was responsible for compiling accounts assisted him in this duty. After the reconstitution of 1901 an Accounts Department was formed which initially comprised one accountant who reported to the Finance and General Purposes Committee. After the reconstitution of 1928 the accountant reported to both the Court and Finance and General Purposes Committee.

The Accountant's Department was amalgamated in 1977 with the Management Systems Department to form the two divisions of the Department of accounting and Administrative Computing. In 1982 the two divisions of the Department of Accounting and Administrative Computing were separated to become independent divisions of the Court Department. On 1 October 1985 the Accounting and Management Systems Division ceased to be part of the Court Department and from that date reported to the Principal through the Clerk of the Senate.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection, 1903-1982, consists of: deeds of covenant by City of London Livery Companies (AT 1); audited accounts of the University, with auditors reports (AT 2); Journal (AT 3); Trusts and investments ledgers (AT 5); Maintenance account ledgers (AR6); Court and Bloomsbury account ledgers (AT 7); Senate account ledgers (AT 8); Senate account monthly transaction computer print-outs (AT 9-AT 11) with key (AT 12) and lists of Court and Senate account computer accounting codes.

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Conditions governing access:

Open except for records exempt under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Access to the records for the purposes of private study and personal research is possible within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogue: Archive of the University of London, 1988.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999-08-31 Simon McKeon, 2000-03-01 Joseph Gelfer

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