Board of Trustees and Executive Committee records, 1891-2005

Drexel University Board of Trustees


9.75 cubic ft.
Arranged into three series: 1. Minutes, 1891-1995; 2. Board Books, 1984-1989, 2000-2005; 3. Administrative files, 1903-1998.
This collection consists chiefly of the minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Managers, and the Executive Committee from 1891 to 1995. It also contains trustees' and executive committee "board books," which contain agendas, supporting documentation, and minutes from previous meetings, spanning 1985-1989 and 2000-2005. A small set of administrative records, chiefly from the 1980s, is also included with the collection.
The board of trustees of the Drexel Institute was established in 1891 with the school's founder, Anthony J. Drexel, as its president and his business partner, George W. Childs, as vice president. The institute was also governed by a separate board of managers, which merged with the existing board into a 24-member board of trustees when Drexel was incorporated in 1894. The executive committee was formed at the time of incorporation as a six-person standing committee entrusted with "the general charge and supervision of all the business of the institute."..
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Board of Trustees and Executive Committee Records, Drexel University Archives.
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