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Inventory of the Department of Finance Records
R157, F3609, F3695  
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The records of the Department of Finance consist of 492 cubic feet of records from 1912 through 2001.
The Department of Finance was created by Statutes of 1921, Chapter 603. This legislation established the Department of Finance, which would have general supervision over all matters concerning the financial and business policies of the State as well as performing numerous services centrally for other departments, offices, boards, and commissions. The new department assumed the responsibilities of numerous agencies and departments including the Department of Public Accounting; Children's Agents; State Purchasing Department; Superintendent of Capitol Buildings and Grounds; Board of Trustees of the State Burial Grounds; Board of Colton Hall Trustees; Board of Monterey Custom House Trustees; Board of Sutter's Fort Trustees; Capital Planning Commission; Superintendent of State Printing; Motor Vehicle Department of California; Board of Trustees of the State Library; and the State Librarian.
492 cubic feet
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While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.