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Office of the Bursar Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-0495

Scope and Contents

The Office of the Bursar Records document the business and financial operations of East Tennessee State University from its’ founding in 1911 when it was known as East Tennessee State Normal School until the mid-1950s when it was known as East Tennessee State College. On-campus student and Army training activities during World War I and World War II are also found in the record-keeping. Records include correspondence, memoranda, budget information, contracts, deeds, business ledgers, purchase orders, receipts, vouchers, other financial records, blueprints, and memorabilia.


  • 1911-1953


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


18.30 linear feet (27 boxes, 5 oversized folders )

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The records are arranged in files alphabetically by subject. Where multiple files for the same heading are found to be arranged in reverse chronological order, this indicates the original order maintained by the office. Oversized items are housed at the end of the collection.

Method of Acquisition

The Office of the Bursar Records were found in the vault of the old Sherrod Library as preparations were being made for the construction of a new library building. The records were transferred to University Archives by Dr. Fred Borchuck, Dean, Sherrod Library, ETSU, on September 26, 1996.

Processing Information

Anna Davidson completed processing the collection in March 2008.

Anna Davidson
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA