Guide to the Record of Donation, 1868-1976

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Guide to the Record of Donation, 1868-1976

Collection number: CU-3.3

University Archives, The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • University Archives
  • The Bancroft Library
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
  • Phone: (510) 642-2933
  • Fax: (510) 642-7589
  • Email: uarchive@library.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/UARC/
Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
June 2003
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Record of Donation,
Date (inclusive): 1868-1976
Collection Number: CU-3.3
Creator: University of California (System). Gifts and Endowment Office.
Extent: 24 vol. (15 linear ft.)
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Computer produced print-outs of gifts to the University of California. Not included are gifts in kind for which no monetary value was determined or recorded. Some years include all gifts by donor name, plus summary by donor; some years include listing by department or program benefited by the gift.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Record of donation, CU-3.3, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collections

  • More discursive reports of selected gifts may be found in the biennial then annual Reports of the President, and between the years 1923 and 1957 in Gifts to the University, known in the earlier part of this period as Gifts Received.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Office of the President, initially possibly in 1968 or 1970. Vol. 17-24 were transferred from the library of the Office of the President in June 1990.

Administrative History

The University of California has received donations since its very inception in 1868; annual reports of gifts appeared in the reports of the president and for a period in specially produced publications. These volumes, entitled "Record of Donation," were first assembled in 1940 by the Office of the Controller. In 1959 the Gifts and Endowments Office in the University's systemwide assumed responsibility for compiling these reports.

Scope and Content

The reports consist of bound computer print-outs in various formats providing access to the history of the monetary value of gifts to the University. Gifts of cash and securities especially are recorded; gifts of land, building and gifts in kind are recorded for the early years only if the monetary value of the gift was specifically determined and recorded.
The volumes through 1955 include a listing by department benefited by the gift and also provide a complete summary by donors' names through that year. Volumes after 1955 no longer provide information by department, although the volumes for 1955-1960 do provide cumulative totals by donor for that period. Volumes from 1960 through 1966 are year by year only.
Each volume contains a sheet which explains the coverage of the volume and an explanation of the various codes used in presenting the information.
Volumes 17-24, covering the period 1968 to 1976 list donors alphabetically, and by means of codes explained in volume 17 identify the use to which the gift is to be put.

Container List

 

1868-1939/40

volume 1

Donors in alphabetical order

volume 2

Alphabetical listing of departments benefited

volume 3

Summary, by donor. Does not contain detail of individual gifts listed in v. 1.

 

1940/41-1949/50

volume 4

Donors in alphabetical order

volume 5

Alphabetical listing of departments benefited

volume 6

Summary, by donor. Does not contain detail of individual gifts listed in v. 4.

volume 7

Summary, by donor, of gifts, 1868-1950.

 

1950/51-1954/55

volume 8

Donors, A-L. Includes balance forward from v. 7.

volume 9

Donors, M-Z. Includes balance forward from v. 7.

volume 10

Alphabetical listing of departments benefited.

volume 11

Summary, by donor. Does not contain detail of individual gifts listed in v. 8-9, nor the balance forward from v. 7.

 

1955/56-1959/60

volume 12

Donors, A-L.

volume 13

Donors, M-Z.

 

1960/61-1965/66

volume 14

Donors, 1960/61 and 1961/62

volume 15

Donors, 1962/63 and 1963/64

volume 16

Donors, 1964/65 and 1965/66

 

1968/69-1973/74

volume 17

A - Cahn

volume 18

Cailleau - Gabbert

volume 19

Gable - MacDonald

volume 20

MacGregor - S & H Foundation

volume 21

S & H Foundation - Variety

volume 22

Various donors

NOTE: remainder of alphabet missing

 

1974/75-1975/76

volume 23

A - N

volume 24

O - Z