7.89 cubic ft. (40 original volumes, 13 use copy volumes, and 4 microfilm reels).
This collection contains the official minutes of the Harvard University Board of Overseers' meetings held from 1707 to 1982. These minutes document the Boards' discussion and decisions on a wide range of academic, administrative, and financial concerns. Of note among the eighteenth century material are minutes related to the curriculum, the rules surrounding specific endowed professorships, student disorders, University finances, food service at Harvard, student dress, the effects of the American Revolutionary War on Harvard, and the creation of the Harvard Medical School.
Title supplied by cataloger. These records were originally described as part of a larger Harvard Board of Overseers finding aid.
Harvard University. Board of Overseers. Formal meeting minutes, 1707-1982. UAII 5.5, Harvard University Archives.
Detailed inventory available electronically: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua39010.