Board of Trustees and Executive Committee records
Held at: Drexel University: Archives and Special Collections [Contact Us]W. W. Hagerty Library, 3300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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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."
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. Correspondence of the secretary of the board from 1896 to 1915 and a small set of administrative records chiefly from the 1980s are also included with the collections.
Duplicate copies of minutes from 1945 to 1973 are believed to have been transferred from the Office of the President.
Note: missing ALL board minutes from 1995 to 2000.
1. Minutes, 1891-1995 (minutes of the Board and the Executive Committee are separated into distinct subseries beginning in 1955); 2. Board Books, 1984-1989, 2000-2005; 3. Correspondence of the Secretary, 1896-1915; 4. Administrative files, 1903-1998.
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