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Peabody Institute financial records

 Record Group
Identifier: PIRG-05-01

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Records in this group were maintained by the Cashier's Office, which was renamed the Business Office in 1948. Institutional financial documents include property deeds and mortgages; Gallery of Art financial reports and correspondence; early Academy of Music/Conservatory of Music financial records, student enrollment and scholarship statistics; auditors' and comptroller's reports; early personnel records; records of grants, bequests, and funding agencies.


  • Creation: 1860 - 1983


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. Contact for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Cashier's Office, which was renamed the Business Office in 1948, managed the financial activities of the Peabody Institute.


40 Cubic Feet (31 boxes and 175 bound volumes or loose items)

Language of Materials



Documents supporting institutional financial activities. Includes the following: early property deeds and mortgages; Gallery of Art correspondence and reports; 19th century Conservatory of Music receipts; insuranceinformation (1950-1976); grants (1968-78); Dormitory-Cafeteria-Garage Project records (1960s); auditor's reports (1923-1977); comptroller's reports (1960-1970); student enrollment and scholarship statistics (1893-1976); and 173 volumes recording a wide range of financial information, (1860-1980).


The collection is arranged in three series.

Series A: Business Office, 1874-1983.

Series B: Cashier's Office, 1944-1948.

Series C: Unboxed volumes, 1860-1980.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed inventory exists offline. Please contact the Peabody Archives for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

There is no known acquisition information for this collection.

Related Materials

Additional financial documents can be found in other collections of Peabody Institute records, including the following:

PIRG.02: Peabody Institute Board of Trustees records.

PIRG.03: Peabody Institute Office of the Provost records.

RG.03.17: George Peabody Library records.

PIRG.07: Peabody Conservatory records.

PIRG.08.01: Peabody Gallery of Art records.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Schaaf and archives staff, 1983-1987.

Guide to the Peabody Institute financial records
Matt Testa
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA