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Board of Trustees Records, 1834-1997

Finding Aid & Inventory

This collection documents meetings of the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest College (University) and the Executive Committee of the Board. The contents of these folders consist primarily of meeting minutes and agendas, but also included are microfilm reels of minutes, copies of minutes, notes, meeting notices, faculty and staff appointments, budget materials, recommendations to the Board, resolutions, correspondence, and other supporting documents.

Biographical and Historical Note

Wake Forest University Board of Trustees is part of the University's governance structure. At WFU, ultimate decision-making authority lies in the privately appointed Board of Trustees. The Board provides leadership in the ongoing process of shaping University goals and ensuring those goals are met. Board committees include Academic, Administration, Athletics, Audit and Compliance, Bylaws, Compensation, Executive, Finance, Advancement and Communications, Health Affairs, and Investment Committees. The Board of Trustees appoints and oversees the University President.

Collection Overview

This collection documents meetings of the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest College (University) and the Executive Committee of the Board. The contents of these folders consist primarily of meeting minutes and agendas, but also included are mimeographed copies of minutes; notes; meeting notices; faculty and staff appointments; budget materials; recommendations to the Board; resolutions of the Board; correspondence; bills for services; and other supporting documents.

Collection Inventory

  • Minutes book  (1834 May 3-1871 April 1) box 9 volume 1
  • Minutes book, facsimile copy (1834 May 3-1871 April 1) box 10 volume 1
  • Minutes, volumes 1-19 (microfilm) (circa 1834-1995) reel 2 reel 6 reel 5 reel 4 reel 3 reel 1 (Vol. 1, 1834-1871. Vol. 2, 1871-1891. Vol. 3, January 26, 1892-January 26 1906. Vol. 4, May 23, 1906-February 24, 1920. Vol. 5, May 26, 1920-April 11, 1946. Vol. 6, June 3, 1946-May 1, 1952. Vol. 7, June 2, 1952-June 2, 1958. Vol. 8, June 27, 1958-September 2, 1964. Vol. 9, October 2, 1964-April 16, 1971. Vol. 10, April 16, 1971-December 13, 1979. Vol. 11, December 14, 1971-May 13, 1983. Vol. 12, June 22, 1983-December 14, 1984. Vol. 13, February 28, 1985-September 7, 1985. Vol. 14, November 6, 1985-April 18, 1986. Vol. 15, July 30, 1986-April 17, 1987. Vol. 16, August 11, 1987-August 23, 1988. Vol. 17, October 6, 1988-November 26, 1990. Vol. 18, February 1, 1991-April 2, 1993. Vol. 19, October 1, 1993-[1995].)
  • Minutes book  (1871 June 20-1891 November 13) box 9 volume 2
  • Minutes book, facsimile copy (1871 June 20-1891 November 13) box 10 volume 2
  • Minutes book (1908-1912) box 8 folder 5
  • Minute pages  (1908-1912) box 8 folder 6
  • Meeting materials (1918-1919) box 1 folder 1
  • Meeting materials (1919-1920) box 1 folder 2
  • Meeting materials (1921-1922) box 1 folder 3
  • Meeting materials (1924-1925) box 1 folder 4
  • Meeting materials (1925-1926) box 1 folder 5
  • Meeting materials (1926-1927) box 1 folder 6
  • Meeting materials (1927-1928) box 1 folder 7
  • Meeting materials (1928-1929) box 1 folder 8
  • Meeting materials (1929-1930) box 1 folder 9
  • Meeting materials (1930-1931) box 1 folder 10
  • Meeting materials (1931-1932) folder 11
  • Meeting materials (1932-1933) folder 12
  • Meeting materials (1933-1934) folder 13
  • Meeting materials (1934-1935) folder 14
  • Meeting materials (1935-1936) folder 15
  • Regular meeting (1962 January 12) box 2 folder 16
  • Executive Committee meeting (1962 March 9) folder 17
  • Regular meeting (1962 April 27) folder 18
  • Regular meeting (1962 June 2) folder 19
  • Executive Committee meeting (1962 June 28) folder 20
  • Regular meeting (1962 October 12) folder 21
  • Executive Committee meeting (1962 December 11) folder 22
  • Regular meeting (1963 January 11) folder 23
  • Executive Committee meeting (1963 February 15) folder 24
  • Executive Committee meeting (1963 March 7) folder 25
  • Regular meeting (1963 March 29) folder 26
  • Executive Committee meeting (1963 April 26) folder 28
  • Regular meeting (1963 April) folder 27
  • Regular meeting (1963 June 1) folder 29
  • Executive Committee meeting (1963 August 9) folder 30
  • Executive Committee meeting (1963 October 11) folder 31
  • Regular meeting (1963 October 11) folder 32
  • Executive Committee meeting (1963 November 22) folder 33
  • Executive Committee meeting (1964 February 25) folder 36
  • Executive Committee meeting (1964 September 2) folder 39
  • Joint meeting - Executive and Investment Committees (1964 October 2) folder 40
  • Executive Committee meeting (1964 November 23) folder 42
  • Regular meeting (1964 January 10) folder 34
  • Special meeting (1964 January 29) folder 35
  • Regular meeting (1964 April 24) folder 37
  • Regular meeting (1964 June 6) folder 38
  • Regular meeting (1964 October 9) folder 41
  • Executive Committee meeting (1965 January 7) folder 43
  • Regular meeting (1965 January 8) folder 44
  • Executive Committee meeting (1965 February 26) folder 45
  • Regular meeting (1965 April 30) box 3 folder 46
  • Regular meeting (1965 June 5) folder 47
  • Executive Committee meeting (1965 August 27) folder 48
  • Executive Committee meeting (1965 September 17) folder 49
  • Regular meeting (1965 October 8) folder 50
  • Regular meeting (1966 January 14) folder 51
  • Executive Committee meeting (1966 February 5) folder 52
  • Regular meeting (1966 April 22) folder 53
  • Executive Committee meeting (1966 May 17) folder 54
  • Regular meeting (1966 June 4) folder 55
  • Executive Committee meeting (1966 September 14) folder 56
  • Executive Committee meeting (1966 October 13) folder 57
  • Regular meeting (1966 October 14) folder 58
  • Executive Committee meeting (1967 January 12) folder 59
  • Regular meeting (1967 January 13) folder 60
  • Executive Committee meeting (1967 February 2) folder 61
  • Executive Committee meeting (1967 April 27) folder 62
  • Regular meeting (1967 April 28) folder 63
  • Executive Committee meeting (1967 June 2) folder 64
  • Regular meeting (1967 June 3) box 4 folder 65
  • Executive Committee meeting (1967 October 12) box 4 folder 66
  • Regular meeting (1967 October 13) folder 67
  • Regular meeting (1968 February 1) folder 68
  • Executive Committee meeting (1968 April 25) folder 69
  • Regular meeting (1968 April 26) folder 70
  • Regular meeting (1968 June 1) folder 71
  • Regular meeting (1968 October 18) folder 72
  • Executive Committee meeting (1969 January 17) folder 73
  • Regular meeting (1969 January 17) folder 74
  • Executive Committee meeting (1969 April 17) folder 75
  • Regular meeting (1969 April 18) folder 76
  • Executive Committee meeting (1969 June 7) folder 77
  • Regular meeting (1969 June 7) folder 78
  • Executive Committee meeting (1969 October 17) folder 79
  • Regular meeting (1969 October 17) folder 80
  • Executive Committee meeting (1970 January 16) folder 81
  • Regular meeting (1970 January 16) folder 82
  • Executive Committee meeting (1970 February 23) folder 83
  • Executive Committee meeting (1970 April 16) folder 84
  • Regular meeting (1970 April 17) folder 85
  • Executive Committee meeting (1970 May 2) box 5 folder 86
  • Regular meeting (1970 June 6) folder 87
  • Executive Committee meeting (1970 October 10) folder 88
  • Regular meeting (1970 October 16) folder 89
  • Executive Committee meeting (1971 January 15) folder 90
  • Regular meeting (1971 January 15) folder 91
  • Executive Committee meeting (1971 April 15) folder 92
  • Regular meeting (1971 April 16) folder 93
  • Executive Committee meeting (1971 June 5) folder 94
  • Regular meeting (1971 June 5) folder 95
  • Executive Committee meeting (1971 October 22) folder 96
  • Regular meeting (1971 October 22) folder 97
  • Executive Committee meeting (1972 January 21) folder 98
  • Regular meeting (1972 January 21) folder 99
  • Executive Committee meeting (1972 April 21) folder 100
  • Regular meeting (1972 April 21) folder 101
  • Executive and Investment Committees meeting (1972 May 26) folder 102
  • Regular meeting (1972 May 27) folder 103
  • Executive Committee meeting (1972 July 8) folder 104
  • Executive Committee meeting (1972 October 19) folder 105
  • Regular meeting (1972 October 20) folder 106
  • Executive Committee meeting (1972 December 11) folder 107
  • Executive Committee meeting (1973 February 2) folder 109
  • Regular meeting (1973 February 2) folder 108
  • Executive Committee meeting (1973 April 20) folder 111
  • Regular meeting (1973 April 20) folder 110
  • Regular meeting (1973 May 26) box 6 folder 112
  • Executive Committee meeting (1973 October 19) folder 113
  • Regular meeting (1973 October 19) folder 114
  • Executive Committee meeting (1974 January 11) folder 115
  • Special meeting (1974 January 11) folder 116
  • Executive Committee meeting (1974 March 8) folder 117
  • Regular meeting (1974 March 8) folder 118
  • Executive Committee meeting (1974 May 9) folder 119
  • Regular meeting (1974 May 10) folder 120
  • Executive Committee meeting (1974 September 13) folder 121
  • Regular meeting (1974 September 13) folder 122
  • Executive Committee meeting (1974 December 12) folder 123
  • Regular meeting (1974 December 13) folder 124
  • Executive Committee meeting (1975 January 17) folder 125
  • Regular meeting (1975 March 14) folder 126
  • Regular meeting (1975 May 9) folder 127
  • Executive Committee meeting (1975 September 11) folder 128
  • Regular meeting (1975 September 12) folder 129
  • Executive Committee meeting (1975 December 11) folder 130
  • Regular meeting (1975 December 12) folder 131
  • Meeting minutes, agendas, and related materials (1976-1986) box 7 folder 1-12
  • Executive Committee meeting (1976 March 11) folder 132
  • Regular meeting (1976 March 12) folder 133
  • Regular meeting (1976 May 14) folder 134 ([These records are continued as a part of the University Counsel record group (WFRG 33.2))
  • Meeting minutes, agendas, and related materials (1986-1989) box 8 folder 1-2
  • Trustees handbook (1996-1997) box 8 folder 3-4

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Board of Trustees Records, 1834-1997
ID
RG2.2
Date [inclusive]
1834-1997
Extent
9.42 Linear Feet  1 document box, 1 half-document box, 1 oversize flat box, 6 record cartons, 6 microfilm reels (positive)

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Finding aid revised by Meredith Turner and Stephanie Bennett, Stephanie Bennett 2015 November, 2020
Access Restrictions
Collection is restricted. Written permission from the University Counsel is required for access to Board of Trustees records. Contact University Archives for more information. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Board of Trustees Records, 1834-1997 (RG 2.2), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

Board of Trustees Records, 1923-present (RG 2.1), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives

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