Office of the Bursar records, 1970-1988
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Brief Description: The Office of the Bursar records is a small collection containing manuals from the Bursar and a draft of a report about changes and enhancements to the billing and receivables system.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at]
Record Series Number: 3/RG 67/RG 67-3
Created by: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Office of the Bursar.
Volume: 0.25 Cubic Feet
Arrangement: The files are arranged by topic or record format.
Biographical Note for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Office of the Bursar. : The Office of the Bursar provides financial services to Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and the SIU community.  It is primarily responsible for tuition billing, the Federal Perkins Student Loan Program, and receiving deposits from departments that generate revenue.  In 1943, Lucille Etherton became the first full time Bursar.  In 1954 she was succeeded by Thomas Watson, who worked as Bursar until at least 1982.  The Bursar initially reported to the Business Office, which was created in 1917.  It then reported to the Office of the Controller, which was created in 1969.  By 1981, the Bursar reported to the Vice President (now Vice Chancellor) for Financial Affairs along with Purchasing, Micrographics (Records Management), and Labor Relations.  As of 2016 the Bursar reports to the Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management, which reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Bursars - Illinois - Carbondale
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.
Acquisition Notes: unknown  The records in this collection were not formally accessioned.  Instead they were accumulated and compiled together from the boxes of campus publications, reports, flyers, etc. sent to University Archives from Printing and Duplicating (Plant and Service Operations).
PreferredCitation: [Item], Office of the Bursar records, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale