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Guide to the Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) Office of the Treasurer Records, 1891-1924

Abstract

In the early years of Trinity College, the President handled most financial affairs with assistance and guidance from the Board of Trustees. When the College moved to Durham in 1892, one of the trustees, Durham businessman Virginius Ballard, filled the post of College Treasurer and served until 1898. President John C. Kilgo took over the task until 1907. At that point, it appears that an office of Treasurer was formally established, as Dallas W. Newsom is listed in the Catalog as Treasurer.

The collection includes ledgers and ledger sheets, cash books, journals, insurance policies, bonds, titles, leases, building and service contracts, correspondence, reports and other records, with bulk dates of 1910-1924. Records from 1891 concerning the Durham campus and buildings are also included.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Trinity College (Durham, NC). Office of the Treasurer.
Title
Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) Office of the Treasurer records, 1891-1924
Language of Material
English
Extent
6.0 Linear Feet, 2,500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection includes ledgers and ledger sheets, cash books, journals, insurance policies, bonds, titles, leases, building and service contracts, correspondence, reports and other records, with bulk dates of 1910-1924. Records from 1891 concerning the Durham campus and buildings are also included. Most of the pages are brittle and should be handled with care.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Construction on Administration Building and Proposal to tear down Old Main, 1910
Box 1
Construction of Academic Building, Athletic Grounds account, specs for dismantling Old Main (prior to the fire), 1910
Box 1
Construction of Kilgo residence
Box 1
Construction of East Dormitory, 1910
Box 1
Grading and Macadamizing of Racetrack and Academic Building, 1911
Box 1
Landscaping of Campus, 1917
Box 1
Financial Report of Dining Hall and Alspaugh Hall, 1920-1921
Box 1
Faculty and Staff, wages and lists of names, 1919, 1922-1923
Box 1
General Education Board, 1920
Box 1
General Alumni Fund, 1923
Box 1
Duke Fund for Ministers, 1919
Box 1
General Loan Fund, 1912-1920
Box 1
Southgate Memorial Fund, 1920
Box 1
Trinity Endowment Fund, 1912-1917
Box 1
Form Letters on Delinquent Student Accounts, 1922-1923
Box 1
Winifred Quinton Holton Award, 1919
Box 1
Federal Board for Vocational Education, 1920-1922
Box 1
Student Letters (general)
Box 1
Commencement Bibles and Diplomas
Box 1
Black Employees, 1913-1914
Box 1
Trinity Bell, 1911
Box 1
Insurance, 1911
Box 1
Steel Plate Engraving of Braxton Craven, 1915
Box 1
Declamation Contest, 1913
Box 1
Clubs and Societies, 1911
Box 1
Library and Library Donors, 1913-1921
Box 1
Furnishings, 1914
Box 1
A Statement of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association to Graduates and Friends of Trinity College, circa 1918
Box 1
Student Finances, 1925
Box 1
Southgate Memorial Fund, 1921
Box 1
Services, boarding houses, selling coal, barber shop, check cashing, 1916
Box 1
Supplies, confiscations, shortages, strikes, 1917
Box 1
Scholarships, 1915
Box 1
Miscellaneous Papers, 1916, 1919
Box 1
World War I, soldiers, students, Veteran's Bureau, 1916-1917
Box 1
William Francis Gill Memorial Fund, 1917
Box 1
Employees, staff, student workers, blacks, 1919
Box 1
1913 Class Pledge
Box 1
General Business, 1916
Box 1
Gymnasium, completion and enlargement, 1923, 1925
Box 1
Washington Duke Building, collapse, 1891
Box 1
Commencement Expenses, 1911
Box 1
Estimated Income, 1916-1919
Box 1
Inventory of office furnishings destroyed by fire, 1911 January 4
Box 2
Press, 1922
Box 2
President's Reports on Trinity College to Trustees and Western NC Conferences, 1897-1899, 1909, 1911-1917
Box 2
US Veterans Bureau, Contracts and Vouchers, 1923
Box 2
Insurance, 1909, 1920-1921, 1923-1924
Box 2
Southgate Memorial Fund, 1921-1923
Box 2
Construction Improvements, 1910-1923
Box 2
Student Activity (academic), 1911
Box 2
Student Activity (financial), 1911-1924
Box 2
Student Activity (non-academic), 1911-1920
Box 2
Requests and/or bids for service to Trinity, 1918-1923
Box 2
Advertisements of Trinity College, 1915-1918, 1922-1923
Box 2
Bills (debts and payments), 1911-1922
Box 2
Samuel Mordecai (law school), 1922-1924
Box 2
Administration, faculty salaries, 1910-1923
Box 2
Titles, Leases, Deeds (stock activity), 1914-1924
Box 2
Miscellaneous, 1919
Box 2
Endowment, Pledges, 1911-1923
Box 2
Gymnasium Fund and Construction, 1916-1924
Box 2
Donations/Gifts to Trinity College, 1910-1919, 1923
Box 2
Report, 1905-1906
Box 3
Financial Reports, 1910-1923
Box 3
Annual Financial Reports, 1910-1911, 1913-1914
Box 3
Annual Financial Reports and Miscellaneous Reports, Trinity Park School, 1910-1916
Box 3
Report to N.C. Conference, 1912
Box 3
Miscellaneous Financial Reports, 1914-1919
Box 3
Audit, 1917
Box 3
Annual Financial Reports, 1915-1918
Box 3
Trinity Park School Reports, 1913-1919
Box 3
Financial Statement, 1919
Box 3
Statistical Report for Methodist Church, South, circa 1919
Box 3
Financial Statement, 1921
Box 3
Audit, 1924
Box 3
Student Loan, Scholarship and Endowed Special Funds, 1899-1910
Box 4
Student Loan, Scholarship and Endowed Special Funds, 1909-1923
Box 4
Washington Duke Fund Subscriptions, 1905-1908
Box 4
Student Army Training Corps Reimbursement Statement, 1918-1919
Box 5
Southgate Memorial Subscriptions, 1920-1924
Box 5
General Endowment Subscriptions, 1912-1914
Box 5
Stock Records, 1909-1913
Box 5
Lock Box Records, circa 1911
Box 5
Record of Coal Shipments, 1910-1924
Box 5
Athletic Fund Records, 1912-1918
Box 5
Gym Building Subscriptions, 1871-1920
Box 5
South Atlantic Publishing Company, 1910-1918
Box 6
South Atlantic Publishing Company, 1918-1923
Box 6
South Atlantic Publishing Company Stock Records, 1911
Box 6
Scholarship Records, 1900-1913
Box 7
Stock/Inventory Records, 1899-1913
Box 7
Student and Faculty Financial Records, 1897-1920
Box 7
Student Financial Records, 1922-1923
Box 7
Mess Hall Records, 1918-1921
Box 7
Mess Hall Records, 1919-1921
Box 7

Historical Note

In the early years of Trinity College, the President handled most financial affairs with assistance and guidance from the Board of Trustees. When the College moved to Durham in 1892, one of the trustees, Durham businessman Virginius Ballard, filled the post of College Treasurer and served until 1898. President John C. Kilgo took over the task until 1907. At that point, it appears that an office of Treasurer was formally established, as Dallas W. Newsom is listed in the Catalog as Treasurer. He held the position until 1923, when C. B. Markham, a former professor of Mathematics, was appointed to the office.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Office of the [Duke] University Treasurer records, 1893-1979 (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) Office of the Treasurer Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) Office of the Treasurer Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, January 2007

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, October 2007

Accessions A74-107, A75-39, and A75-40 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.