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Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Minutes, 1974 - present
(Manuscripts, Microfilm and Reference Material)

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SUMMARY OF COLLECTION HOLDINGS

TRUSTEES MINUTES FROM 1749 TO THE PRESENT

All Trustees Minutes from 1749 to the present are available at the University Archives and Records Center. These Minutes may be viewed at the Archives in the following formats:

Trustees Minutes are available online for meetings from 1749-1791 and from 13 June 1969 to the present.

 

INDEX to Trustees Minutes, 1749-1844, 1860-1922, 1922-1945, 1945-1990.

Note that for minutes from the years 1749 to 1825, two indexes are available in searchable PDF format to help researchers identify the date of the meeting as well as the volume and page reference for the information they seek.

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS are also available at the Archives


 

TRUSTEES MINUTES FROM 1749 TO THE PRESENT

ORIGINAL PAPER

See also the Inventory for the Office of the Secretary Papers.

Bound Volumes of Trustees Minutes (1749-1994):

Minute Books

volume 1, 1749 - 1768 (College, Academy and Charitable School)

volume 2, 1768 - 1791 (College, Academy and Charitable School)

volume 3, 1779 - 1788 (University of the State of Pennsylvania)

volume 4, 1788 - 1791 (University of the State of Pennsylvania)

volume 5, 1791 - 1811 (University of Pennsylvania)

volume 6, 1811 - 1818

volume 7, 1822 - 1831

volume 8, 1831 - 1841

volume 9, 1841 - 1852

volume 10, 1852 - 1869

volume 11, 1869 - 1882

volume 12, 1882 - 1892

volume 13, 1892 - 1900

volume 14, 1900 - 1909

volume 15, 1909 - 1913

volume 16, 1913 - 1917

volume 17, 1917 - 1919

volume 18, 1919 - 1925

volume 19, 1925 - 1929

volume 20, 1929 - 1931

volume 21, 1931 - 1934

volume 22, 1934 - 1937

volume 23, 1937 - 1941

volume 24, 1941 - 1947

volume 25, 1947 - 1953

volume 26, 1954 - 1958

volume 27, 1958 - 1961

volume 28, 1961 - 1964

volume 29, 1964 - 1966

volume 30, 1966 - 1967

volume 31, 1967 - 1968

volume 32, 1968 - 1969

volume 33, 1969 - 1971

volume 34, 1971 - 1973

volume 35, 1973 - 1974

volume 35, 1973 - 1974

volume 36, 1974 - 1976

volume 37, 1976 - 1977

volume 38, 1977 - 1978

volume 39, 1979 - 1980

volume 40, 1980 - 1982

volume 41, 1982 - 1984

volume 42, 1984 - 1987

volume 43, 1987 - 1990

Unbound minutes (1995-present)

 

MICROFILM

Two sets (one Master Negative and one Positive for library use) in one box: each set consists of nineteen reels, including sixteen reels of Trustees Minutes, 1749-1990 and three reels of Index to Trustees Minutes (including minutes of miscellaneous committees and councils, 1931-1989)

1749 - 1990 (16 rolls)

Roll 1: Vols. 1-6 1749-1822

Roll 2: Vols. 7-10 1822-1869

Roll 3: Vols. 11-13 1869-1900

Roll 4: Vols. 14-16 1900-1917

Roll 5: Vols. 17-18 1917-1925

Roll 6: Vols. 19-28 1925-1931

Roll 7: Vols. 21-22 1931-1937

Roll 8: Vols. 23-24 1937-1947

Roll 9: Vols. 25-26 1947-1958

Roll 10: Vols. 27-28 1958-1964

Roll 11: Vols. 29-30 1964-1967

Roll 12: Vols. 31-33 1967-1971

Roll 13: Vols. 34-36 1971-1976

Roll 14: Vols. 37-39 1976-1980

Roll 15: Vols. 40-41 1980-1984

Roll 16: Vols. 42-43 1984-1990

 

OTHER COPIES

Box 1

Minutes of stated meetings of Trustees, 1927 Sept.-1931 Jun., some with index attached.

Box 3

Negative and duplicate microfilm copies of Minutes of the Board of Trustees

 

INDEX TO TRUSTEES MINUTES

Card file(5)

1749 - 1825(6)
For minutes from these years, the material from these cards is now available online in searchable PDF format to help researchers identify the date of the meeting as well as the volume and page reference for the information they seek. Consult the Subject Index, 1749-1825 and the Name Index, 1749-1825.

1860 - September 1922

September 1922 - 1945

1945 - 1990

Notes:

5. The Archives has created its own index to fill in the gaps of the original card file of the Secretary's Office. The Archives' index covers the years 1825 - 1831, 1831 - 1842, and 1842 - 1844.

6. Additional entries not covered by the original index can be found in the Archives' copy of the card file.

Microfilm

1749 - 1989 (3 rolls)

Roll 1: Trustee's Minutes 1749-1945

Roll 2: Trustee's Minutes 1945-1990, Misc.

Committee & Council's 1931-1964

Roll 3: Misc. Committee & Councils 1960-1989

 

REFERENCE MATERIAL

University of Pennsylvania, Trustees Minutes, 1749-1990, in 43 volumes

Minutes of the Trustees of the College, Academy and Charitable Schools, Vol. I, 1749- 1768 (3 copies)

University of Pennsylvania, Early Documents, 1749-1776

Additional copies of University of Pennsylvania, Trustees Minutes, 1937-1944:

  • Vol. 23, Part I, 1937 Nov. 24-1939 Nov. 6 (pp. 1-250)
  • Vol. 23, Part II, 1939 Nov. 7-1941 May 14 (pp. 251-499)
  • Vol. 24, Part I, 1941 Jun 2-1943 Dec. 22 (pp. 1-235)
  • Vol. 24, Part II, 1944 Jan. 24-1947 Aug. 28 (pp. 236-448)

Box R1

FF 2

Rough draft of the Minutes of the Board of Trustees and Standing Trustees Committees, 1893 Jan. 3 - 1895 Feb. 5