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Board of Trustees Records, 1923-present

Finding Aid & Inventory

Wake Forest University Board of Trustees is part of the University's governance structure, as the ultimate decision-making authority. Board committees include Academic, Administration, Athletics, Audit and Compliance, Bylaws, Compensation, Executive, Finance, Advancement and Communications, Health Affairs, and Investment Committees.

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 contains work products and documents of the Wake Forest University Board of Trustees.

The collection is arranged by subject matter into seven series: Series 1, Board Handbooks; Series 2, Charter and Bylaws; Series 3. Convention Relationship; Series 4. Covenant Committee; Series 5. Subject Files; Series 6. Minutes and Agendas; and Series 7. WFU Health Sciences Board of Directors Materials.

Collection Inventory

  • Board Handbooks and Directories (1983-2013)
    • Manual (1983) Box 16 Folder 2
    • Trustee Handbook (1991) Folder 132
    • Trustee Handbook (1992) Folder 136
    • Trustee Handbook (1993) Folder 140
    • Trustee Handbook (1994-1995) Folder 144
    • Trustee Handbook (1994-1995) Box 16 Folder 17
    • Trustee Handbook (1996) Folder 152
    • Trustee Handbook (1996-1997) Folder 159
    • Trustee Handbook (1997-1998) Folder 166
    • Trustee Handbook (1998-1999) Box 16 Folder 18
    • Trustee Orientation (1998) Box 16 Folder 3
    • Trustee Orientation (1998) Box 16 Folder 19
    • Trustee Handbook (1998-1999) Folder 173
    • Trustee Handbook (1999-2000) Folder 180
    • Trustee Handbook (2000-2001) Folder 187
    • Trustee Handbook (2001-2002) Folder 192-A
    • Trustee Handbook (2002-2003) Box 18 Folder 10
    • Trustee Handbook (2003-2004) Folder 202
    • Trustee Handbook (2007-2008) Box 10 Folder 225-225A
    • Trustee Handbook and Directory (2008-2009) Box 12 Folder 248-248A
    • Trustee Handbook (2009-2010) Box 12 Folder 249-249A
    • Trustee Handbook (2010-2011) Box 12 Folder 252-252A
  • Charter and Bylaws (1923-2010)
    • Bylaws and agreement materials (1923-1994) Box 16 Folder 1
    •  (1957) Box 3 Folder 72
    •  (1958) Folder 73-74
    •  (1966) Folder 76
    •  (1967) Folder 77
    •  (1968) Folder 78-79
    •  (1971) Folder 80
    •  (1973) Folder 81
    •  (1975) Folder 82
    •  (1977) Folder 83
    •  (1978) Folder 84-85
    •  (1978 December) Folder 86
    •  (1980 March) Folder 88
    • Committee on nominations, North Carolina Baptist State Convention (1984) Folder 89
    • Bylaws (2010 April 5) Box 15 Folder 284
    • Convention Counsel (1979) Folder 90
  • Convention Relationship
    • WFU and Convention relationship materials (1912-1965) Folder 91-92
    • Appendices (1958;1977) Folder 93
    • Correspondence Folder 94
    • Covenants, charters, and by-laws (1979) Folder 95
    • Hinston opinion (undated) Folder 96
    • Legal reviews (1977-1984) Folder 97
    • Trustee manual for Kiawah Retreat Folder 100
    • Trustee selection (1835-1979) Folder 98
    • Womble, Carlyle opinion Folder 99
  • Covenant Committee (1979-1986)
    •  (1979) Box 4 Folder 101
    •  (1984 July-1985 March) Folder 102
    •  (1985 April-May) Folder 103
    •  (1985 June-November) Folder 104
    •  (1985 December-1986 March) Folder 105
    •  (1986) Folder 106
    •  (1986 April-June) Folder 107
    •  (1986 July-December) Folder 108
    • Review (1986) Folder 109
  • Minutes and Agendas (1976-2016)
    • Executive Committee (1976 October 20) Folder 2
    • Regular meeting (1976 September 10) Box 1 Folder 1
    • Regular meeting (1976 December 10) Folder 3
    • Executive Committee (1977 February 1) Folder 4
    • Executive Committee (1977 May 12) Folder 6
    • Executive Committee (1977 July 12) Folder 8
    • Executive Committee (1977 November 22) Folder 10
    • Regular meeting (1977 March 11) Folder 5
    • Regular meeting (1977 May 13) Folder 7
    • Regular meeting (1977 September 9) Folder 9
    • Regular meeting (1977 December 9) Folder 11
    • Executive Committee (1978 March 4) Folder 12
    • Executive Committee (1978 May 11) Folder 14
    • Executive Committee (1978 September 7) Folder 16
    • Executive Committee (1978 October 14) Folder 18
    • Executive Committee (1978 December 7) Folder 20
    • Regular meeting (1978 March 10) Folder 13
    • Regular meeting (1978 May 12) Folder 15
    • Regular meeting (1978 September 8) Folder 17
    • Regular meeting (1978 October 14) Folder 19
    • Regular meeting, vec. 8 (1978) Folder 21
    • Executive Committee (1979 March 8) Folder 22
    • Executive Committee (1979 May 11) Folder 24
    • Executive Committee (1979 September 13) Folder 26
    • Executive Committee (1979 December 13) Folder 28
    • Regular meeting (1979 March 9) Folder 23
    • Regular meeting (1979 May 11) Folder 25
    • Regular meeting (1979 September 14) Folder 27
    • Regular meeting (1979 December 14) Folder 29
    • Executive Committee (1980 March 14) Folder 30
    • Executive Committee (1980 July 16) Folder 33
    • Executive Committee (1980 December 12) Folder 35
    • Regular meeting (1980 March 14) Folder 31
    • Regular meeting (1980 May 9) Folder 32
    • Regular meeting (1980 September 12) Folder 34
    • Regular meeting (1980 December 12) Folder 36
    • Executive Committee (1981 March 12) Box 2 Folder 37
    • Executive Committee (1981 May 7) Folder 39
    • Regular meeting (1981 March 13) Folder 38
    • Regular meeting (1981 May 8) Folder 40
    • Regular meeting (1981 September 11) Folder 41
    • Regular meeting (1981 December 11) Folder 42
    • Executive and Regular meeting (1982 December 9) Folder 51
    • Executive Committee (1982 March 12) Folder 43
    • Regular meeting (1982 March 12) Folder 44
    • Executive Committee (1982 May 14) Folder 45
    • Executive Committee (1982 September 9) Folder 47
    • Executive Committee (1982 December 9) Folder 50
    • Regular meeting (1982 May 14) Folder 46
    • Regular meeting (1982 December 10) Folder 52
    • Regular meeting (1982 September 10) Folder 48-49
    • Executive Committee (1983 February 17) Folder 53
    • Executive Committee (1983 May 5) Folder 56
    • Executive Committee (1983 June 22) Folder 58
    • Regular meeting (1983 February 17) Folder 54-55
    • Regular meeting (1983 May 13) Folder 57
    • Regular meeting (1983 June 23) Folder 59
    • Executive Committee (1983 September 8) Folder 60
    • Executive Committee (1983 September 9) Folder 61
    • Executive Committee (1983 November 4) Folder 64
    • Executive Committee (1983 December 9) Folder 65
    • Regular meeting (1983 December 9) Folder 66
    • Regular meeting (1983 September 9) Box 2 Folder 62-63
    • Regular meeting (1984 December 14) Folder 67
    • Regular meeting (1985 February 28-March 1) Folder 68
    • Regular meeting (1985 May 10) Folder 69
    • Regular meeting (1985 September 7) Folder 70
    • Regular meeting (1985 December 5-6) Folder 71
    • Meeting Materials (1986 February 20-21) Folder 117
    • Meeting Materials (1986 April 18) Folder 118
    • Meeting Materials (1986 November 21) Folder 119
    • Meeting Materials (1987 January 22-25) Folder 120
    • Meeting Materials (1987 April 23-24) Folder 121
    • Meeting Materials (1987 October 1-2) Folder 122
    • Meeting Materials (1988 February 4-5) Folder 123
    • Meeting Materials (1988 March 31-April 1) Folder 124
    • Meeting Materials (1988 October 6-7) Folder 125
    • Meeting Materials (1989 February 2-3) Folder 126
    • Meeting Materials (1989 April 13-14) Folder 127
    • Meeting Materials (1989 October 5-6) Folder 128
    • Meeting Materials (1990 January 25-26) Folder 129
    • Meeting Materials (1990 March 29-30) Folder 130
    • Meeting Materials (1990 October 4-5) Folder 131
    • Meeting Materials (1991 January 31-February 1) Folder 133
    • Meeting Materials (1991 April 4-5) Folder 134
    • Meeting Materials (1991 October 3-4) Folder 135
    • Meeting Materials (1992 February 6-7) Folder 137
    • Meeting Materials (1992 April 2-3) Folder 138
    • Meeting Materials (1992 October 1-2) Folder 139
    • Meeting Materials (1993 February 4-5) Box 6 Folder 141
    • Meeting Materials (1993 April 2-3) Folder 142
    • Meeting Materials (1993 September 30-October 1) Folder 143
    • Meeting Materials (1994 February 3-4) Folder 145
    • Meeting Materials (1994 March 31- April 1) Folder 146
    • Meeting Materials (1994 October 6-7) Folder 147
    • Meeting Materials (1995 February 2-3) Folder 148
    • Meeting Materials (1995 October 5-6) Folder 150
    • Meeting Materials (1995 April 18-19) Folder 149
    • Supplementary Meeting Materials (1995 October 6) Folder 151
    • Meeting Materials (1995 February 1-2) Folder 153
    • Meeting Materials (1996 April 18-19) Folder 155
    • Meeting Materials (1996 October 3-4) Folder 157
    • Supplementary Meeting Materials (1996 February 2) Folder 154
    • Supplementary Meeting Materials (1996 April 19) Folder 156
    • Supplementary Meeting Materials (1996 October 4) Folder 158
    • Meeting Materials (1997 February 6-7) Folder 160
    • Meeting Materials (1997 April 3-4) Folder 162
    • Meeting Materials (1997 October 2-3) Folder 164
    • Supplementary Meeting Materials (1997 February 7) Folder 161
    • Supplementary Meeting Materials (1997 April 4) Folder 163
    • Supplementary Meeting Materials (1997 October 3) Folder 165
    • Meeting Materials (1998 February 5-6) Folder 167
    • Meeting Materials (1998 April 2-3) Box 7 Folder 169
    • Meeting Materials (1998 October 1-2) Folder 171
    • Supplementary Meeting Materials (1998 February 6) Folder 168
    • Supplementary Meeting Materials (1998 April 3) Folder 170
    • Lunch Program, Student Trustee presentation regarding scholarship recipients (1999 March 25) Box 14 Folder 270
    • Campaign Planning Materials (1999 March 25) Box 16 Folder 4
    • Meeting Materials (1999 March 26) Folder 177
    • Meeting Materials (1999 October 1) Folder 179
    • Athletic Committee Meeting (1998) Box 18 Folder 9
    • Supplementary Meeting Materials (1998 October 2) Folder 172
    • Meeting Materials (1999 February 4-5) Folder 174
    • Meeting Materials (1999 March 25-26) Folder 176
    • Meeting Materials (1999 September 30-October 1) Folder 178
    • Supplementary Meeting Materials (1999 February 5) Folder 175
    • Meeting Materials (2000 February 5) Folder 182
    • Meeting Materials (2000 April 28) Folder 184
    • Meeting Materials (2000 October 6) Folder 186
    • Meeting Materials (2000 February 3-5) Folder 181
    • Meeting Materials (2000 April 27-28) Folder 183
    • Meeting Materials (2000 October 5-6) Folder 185
    • Meeting Materials (2001 April 27) Folder 189
    • Meeting Materials (2001 October 5) Folder 192
    • Meeting Materials (2001 April 26-27) Folder 188
    • Meeting Materials (2001 July 26-28) Folder 190
    • Meeting Materials (2001 October 4-5) Box 8 Folder 191
    • Business Agenda, Meeting Materials (2002 March 22) Folder 193-194
    • Meeting Materials (2002 July 11-14) Folder 195
    • Business Agenda, Meeting Materials (2002 October 17-18) Folder 196-197
    • Business Agenda, Meeting Materials (2003 April 3-4) Folder 198-199
    • Business Agenda, Meeting Materials (2003 October 9-10) Folder 200-201
    • Business Agenda, Meeting Materials, (2004 April 1-2) Folder 203-204
    • Summer Retreat Readings (2005 July) Box 9 Folder 210
    • Meeting Materials (2005 July 21-24) Box 9 Folder 211
    • Meeting Materials (2005 October 21) Box 9 Folder 212
    • Meeting Materials (2006 February 2-3) Box 9 Folder 219
    • Meeting Materials (2006 March 30-31) Box 9 Folder 220-220a
    • News Clippings (2006 April-June) Box 9 Folder 214
    • Meeting Materials (2006 July 6-9) Box 9 Folder 213
    • News Clippings (2006 July-September ) Box 9 Folder 215
    • Meeting Materials (2006 October 12-13) Box 9 Folder 216-216A
    • News Clippings (2006 October-December) Box 9 Folder 217
    • Board of Directors Information (2007-2008) Box 10 Folder 226
    • News Clippings (2007 January-March) Box 10 Folder 223
    • Meeting Materials (2007 February 1-2) Box 9 Folder 218-218A
    • Meeting Materials (2007 March 29-30) Box 10 Folder 221-222A
    • News Clippings (2007 April-June) Box 10 Folder 224
    • News Clippings (2007 July-September) Box 10 Folder 231
    • Meeting Materials (2007 July 12-15) Box 10 Folder 228 Box 10 Folder 227-227A
    • Meeting Materials (2007 October 11-12) Box 10 Folder 229 Box 10 Folder 230-230A
    • News Clippings (2008 January-March) Box 11 Folder 238
    • Board of Directors Meeting Materials (2008 February 6) Box 11 Folder 234-234A
    • Meeting Materials (2008 February 6-8) Box 10 Folder 232 Box 10 Folder 233-233A
    • Board of Directors Meeting Materials (2008 April 3) Box 11 Folder 237-237A
    • Meeting Materials (2008 April 3-4) Box 11 Folder 235-235A Box 11 Folder 236
    • News Clippings (2008 July-September) Box 11 Folder 243
    • Dashboard Indicators, Fall (2008 September 25) Box 11 Folder 240
    • Board of Directors Meeting Materials (2008 October 8) Box 11 Folder 242-242A
    • Meeting Materials (2008 October 8-10) Box 11 Folder 239-239A Box 11 Folder 241-241A
    • News Clippings (2008 October-2009 January) Box 11 Folder 247
    • Dashboard Indicators, Winter (2009 January 27) Box 11 Folder 245
    • News Clippings (2009 January-March) Box 14 Folder 273
    • Meeting Materials (2009 February 4-6) Box 11 Folder 246 Box 11 Folder 244-244A Box 15 Folder 281-A
    • Meeting Materials (2009 April) Box 14 Folder 274
    • Meeting Materials (2009 April ) Box 15 Folder 285
    • Meeting Materials (2009 April 1-3 ) Box 14 Folder 272
    • Meeting Materials (2009 July 15-17) Box 14 Folder 275-276
    • Meeting Materials and Campus Master Plan (2009 July 15-17) Box 19 Folder 15
    • Meeting Materials (2009 October 8-9) Box 15 Folder 278-280
    • Meeting Materials (2010 February 4-5) Box 15 Folder 281
    • News Clippings (2010 March 22) Box 15 Folder 286
    • Meeting Materials (2010 April 15-16) Box 15 Folder 287 Box 15 Folder 282-283
    • Meeting Materials (2010 July 14-16) Box 15 Folder 288-288A
    • Meeting Materials (2010 October 14-15) Box 19 Folder 16-17
    • Meeting Materials (2011 February 3-4) Box 19 Folder 13-14
    • Meeting Materials (2011 April 13-15) Box 12 Folder 256-256A
    • Summer Leadership Conference Meeting Materials and Directory (2011 June 21-25) Box 12 Folder 255 Box 12 Folder 257-257A
    • Meeting Materials (2011 September 18-19) Box 17 Folder 3-6
    • Meeting Materials (2011 October 20-21) Box 17 Folder 1-2
    • Meeting Materials (2012 February 3) Box 13 Folder 258-258A
    • Meeting Materials (2012 April 19-20) Box 13 Folder 259-259A
    • Trustee Campaign Summit (2012 June 28-30) Box 13 Folder 261
    • Meeting Materials (2012 October 26) Box 13 Folder 260-260A
    • Meeting Materials (2013 February 7-8) Box 13 Folder 263-263A
    • Meeting Materials (2013 April 19) Box 13 Folder 264-264A
    • Meeting Materials and Campaign Summit (2013 June 28-30) Box 13 Folder 265 Box 14 Folder 266-266A
    • Meeting Materials (2013 October 17-18) Box 14 Folder 267-267A
    • Meeting Materials (2014 January 30-31) Box 14 Folder 268-268A
    • Meeting Materials (2014 April 10-11) Box 14 Folder 269-269A
    • Meeting Materials (2014 June 26-27) Box 17 Folder 8-11
    • Meeting Materials (2014 November 6) Box 17 Folder 7
    • Meeting Materials (2015 January 29-30 ) Box 18 Folder 3-4
    • Meeting Materials (2015 April 16-17) Box 18 Folder 5-6
    • Meeting Materials (2015 June 25-26) Box 18 Folder 7-8
    • Meeting Materials (2015 October 29-30) Box 16 Folder 7-10
    • Meeting Materials (2016 January 27-29) Box 16 Folder 11-14
    • Meeting Materials (2016 April 14-15) Box 16 Folder 15-16
    • Meeting Materials (2016 June 23-24) Box 18 Folder 1-2 Box 17 Folder 12-13
    • Meeting Materials (2016 October 27-28) Box 19 Folder 18-19
    • Meeting Materials (2017 January 25-27) Box 19 Folder 21-22
    • Meeting Materials (2017 April 19-21) Box 19 Folder 24-25
    • Meeting Materials (2017 June 21-23) Box 20 Folder 1-2
    • Meeting Materials (2017 October 4-6) Box 20 Folder 3-4
    • Meeting Materials (2018 June 21-22) Box 20 Folder 5-6
    • Meeting Materials (2018 January 31-February 2) Box 20 Folder 7-8
    • Meeting Materials (2018 April 25-27) Box 20 Folder 9-10
  • Subject Files
    • Almon, Rebecca May Folder 110
    • Caldwell, Robert, Sr. Folder 111
    • Jordan, B. Everett, notecard (circa 1958-1973) Box 19 Folder 20
    • Lovette, Pete and  John S. Folder 112
    • Meiklejohn Award Acceptance speech (1978) Box 19 Folder 23
    • Nance, James R. Folder 113
    • Report on the Feasibility of Heritage and Promise: The Campaign for Wake Forest (1990 March 5) Box 16 Folder 20
    • Rice, Leon L., Jr. Folder 114
    • Stokes, Colin Folder 115
    • Trustee videos (3 videocassettes) (1999-2003)
    • Wall, Carroll Charles Folder 116
  • WFU Health Sciences Board of Directors Materials (2009-2013)
    • Board Handbook (2009-2010) Box 12 Folder 250-250A
    • Board Handbook (2013) Box 13 Folder 262-262A
    • Health Sciences Board Meeting Materials (2009 April 1) Box 14 Folder 271
    • Health Sciences Board Meeting Materials (2009 June 10) Box 15 Folder 277-277A
    • Trustees and Health Sciences Directors Joint Meeting Materials (2010 October 14) Box 12 Folder 251-251A
    • Health Sciences Board Meeting Materials (2011 February 3) Box 12 Folder 253-253A
    • Trustees and Health Sciences Directors Joint Meeting Materials (2011 April 14) Box 12 Folder 254-254A
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2011 April 14) Box 18 Folder 11-13
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2011 October 20) Box 18 Folder 15-17
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2012 February 2) Box 18 Folder 18-19
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2012 April 19) Box 18 Folder 20-22
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2012 October 25) Box 18 Folder 23-25
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2013 February 7) Box 18 Folder 26-27
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2013 April 18) Box 19 Folder 1-3
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2013 August 21) Box 19 Folder 4-5
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2013 November 6) Box 19 Folder 6-7
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2014 March 5) Box 19 Folder 8-9
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2014 August 17) Box 19 Folder 10
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2014 November 5) Box 19 Folder 11
    • Health Sciences and Health Affairs Committee Joint Meeting Materials (2015 January 30) Box 19 Folder 12

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Board of Trustees Records, 1923-Present
ID
RG2.1
Date [inclusive]
circa 1923-2018
Extent
26.0 linear feet  20 record cartons

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Revision Description
 Revised by Stephanie Bennett, Juno Zhu, Mia Harris, Sayeda Islam 2016, 2017, 2018
Access Restrictions
Access to the entire collection is restricted. Written permission from the University Counsel is required for access to Board of Trustees records. Contact University Archives for more information. 
Preferred Citation
Board of Trustees Records, 1957-present (RG2.1), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

Board of Trustee Records, 1910-1997 (RG2.2), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives.

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