Office of the Comptroller

Title: University of Toronto.  Office of the Comptroller fonds

Date(s) of creation:  ca1823-1973

Physical description:  32.86 metres of textual,  graphic and architectural materials

Admin. history/ Biographical Sketch: Established January 1, 1946. Absorbed the Office of the Chief Accountant on January 1, 1970

Scope and content:
Files accumulated by the offices of the Bursar (1839-1955), Chief Accountant (1955-1970), Comptroller (1946-1967) and Director of Finance (1965-1973). Office of the Bursar records include cash books and ledgers (1839-1946) with records of early land titles; subject files dealing with pensions (1910-1938) and correspondence files (1955).  Office of the Chief Accountant records include subject files dealing with pensions, salaries and budgets (1946-1964) and correspondence files (1955-1962, 1965-1968).   Office of the Comptroller records include subject files relating to a study of the costs of medical education in Canadian colleges in addition to correspondence files (1946-1961, 1965-1967).  Office of the Director of Finance records include a series of Estimates for budgets (1965-66 - 1968-69, 1972-73).  Other financial record series contain Statements of Trust and Endowment Funds (1953-1969) and Billings (1967-1968).  Records also include journals, ledgers, daybooks and cashbooks of Upper Canada College (1850-1894).
Patent applications and agreements relating to insulin; indentures to properties, leases, agreements and title deeds pertaining to land transactions; architectural drawings with legal documents.
Financial estimates for the academic year 1971/72.
Salary books (ca 1951-1955), pension ledgers (1966-1968), University Estimates (bound) (1920's to 1970's), annuity debentures (1920's to 1950's), Employee estate files (ca 1966-1970's)

Portraits of University Presidents Henry John Cody and Sidney Earle Smith, and of Sir Frederick Banting; autographed portraits of honourary degree recipients; views of university buildings and aerial views of the campus.

Access/use:  Restricted;  Subject to review under Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Finding aids:  Finding aids available in Reading Room

Related records in a different fonds: Office of the Chief Accountant, Office of the Bursar

Accruals:  No further accruals expected.

Corresponding accessions: A1973-0008/ A1975-0050/ A1976-0043/ A1977-0067/ A2000-0001