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Guide to the Record of Donation, 1868-1976
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  • 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


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

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

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    • 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.