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Central Files, funds records

Identifier: ua-00035

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the funds files of the University of Minnesota. The materials include correspondence and donation records regarding University buildings, scholarships, and fellowships. The collection has no discernable arrangement.

Most files relating to general records and patents were maintained as separate Central Files collections. Upon transfer of the Central Files to the University Archives, this original arrangement was maintained. Researchers many want to consult this collection in conjunction with the general records and patents collections.


  • 1917-1971


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Historical Note

Central Files served as an early records management system for the University of Minnesota. The office maintained the University's legal, building, and funding files, along with information regarding the Board of Regents, educational programs and departments, reports of studies carried out, and miscellaneous materials regarding the activities of the departments and administration of the University.


28.0 Cubic Feet (28)


Collection contains the funds records collected by Central Files at the University of Minnesota.


The collection has no discernable arrangement. Some boxes are organized alphabetically. Files on the same subject, building, or person can be found in multiple boxes.

Related Materials in University Archives

Comptroller records

Central Files records

Central Files, Patents records

Central Files, Funds Records, 1917-1971
Karen Spilman
March 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University Archives Collecting Area