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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Index Terms

Related Material

Detailed Description/Box and Folder Listing

MacMurray College

Office of the President

Records of the Business Manager



Overview of the Collection

Repository: MacMurray College Archives
Creator: Smith, E. Clarendon "Yorker"
Title: Records of the Business Manager
Dates: 1956-2014
Quantity: .25 cubic feet
Abstract: The collection represents the working papers from the office of the business manager who reported directly to the college president. The business manager controlled the finances of the college and managed the physical plant facilities. The title of the office has changed several times.
Language: The records are in Englsih.

Biographical Note

Prior to Dr. McClelland's administration, Registrar Albert Metcalf managed the registrar's office, admissions and the finances of the college. In 1926, President McClelland disbursed Metcalf's admission duties to a newly created position. Upon the death of Metcalf in 1942 McClelland created a new position of business manager and after a temporary assignment filled in by the public relations director, Clarendon "Yorker" Smith became the business manager, who served the college until his retirement in 1979. The business manger controlled the finances of the college and indirectly supervised the physical plant operations. All financial borrowing or transfers of stocks and bonds required communications and approval by the board of trustees. The business manager position title today is Financial Officer.

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Scope and Contents

The collecton consists of communications with the finance committee of board of trustees and communications to the college president. One folder concerns reports from the college comptroller regarding mandated OSHA and fire marshall repairs to the buildings and other concerns to the built environment.

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Arrangement

Files are arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

The collection is unrestricted.

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Related Material

Additional information regarding college finances or building maintenance can be found in the Board of Trustees collection.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Smith, E. Clarendon, 1912-1992

Organizations:

MacMurray College

Places:

Jacksonville, IL

Subjects:

College finance

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Detailed Description/Box and Folder Listing

Box Folder
22 1 Communications with Finance Committee, 1953-1961
Letters from and to St. Louis Union Trust Company included.
2 Communications with Finance Committee, 1962-1973
3 Correspondence with the President's Office, 1957-1972
Presidents Norris, Michalson and Wittich
4 Communications with President Wittich, 1973-1977
5 Reports to the President, 1967-1974
Various dates, not complete. Most reports concern campus buildings.
6 Building and Grounds Reports, 1972-1973
Carbon copies of reports prepared by Ed Maney, Director of Auxillary, for the board of trustees.
7 Men's Housing, 1959
Several communications with Dean of Men Richard Nesmith
8 Affirmative Action Plan, 1972
9 Alabama Incident, 1960-1961
Correspondence between the law firm representing the college and Yorker Smith regarding the student arrest.