Scope and Contents note
Call Number: SC1010
Stanford University. Board of Trustees.
Title: Stanford University, Board of Trustees, meeting records
97.75 Linear feet
Summary: The materials consist of Board of Trustees meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting materials.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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Stanford University, Board of Trustees, Meeting Records (SC1010). Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries,
Prior to 2010, Board of Trustee agendas, minutes, and supporting material were separated into three separate collections (Minutes--1011,
Agendas--1010, Supporting Material--SC0027). In 2010, it was decided to keep all meeting materials intact in a single collection
as received from the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University was established on November 11, 1885, by the Grant Founding
and Endowing the Leland Stanford Junior University (the "Founding Grant"). The powers and duties of the Board derive from
the Founding Grant, amendments, legislation, and court decrees. In addition, the Board operates under its own bylaws and a
series of resolutions on major policy.
Although the Founding Grant named the initial group of trustees, they did not hold meetings until 1898. Jane Stanford, the
surviving founder of the university, served as president of the Board from 1898-1903. Regular meetings began in 1903 following
Jane Stanford's decision to transfer oversight of the university to the Board.
As custodian of the endowment and all the properties of Stanford University, the Board administers the university's invested
funds, sets the annual budget, and determines policies for operation and control of the university. Among the powers given
to the trustees by the Founding Grant is the power to appoint a president.
As of 2012, Board membership is set at 35, including the President of the University, who serves as an ex officio member with
voting privileges. Trustees serve five-year terms and are eligible for appointment to one additional five-year term.
Standing committees of the Board include Academic Policy, Planning, and Management; Alumni and External Affairs; Audit and
Compliance; Development; Finance; Land and Buildings; the Medical Center; and Trusteeship. Special committees include Athletics,
Compensation, Investment Responsibility, and Litigation.
Scope and Contents note
The materials consist of Board of Trustees meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting materials.
The materials are arranged in two series: 1. Records created prior to 2010; 2. Records created since 2010.
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