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A Brief Account of Boards of Overseers and Councils
as of July 2000


with an introduction by
Mark Frazier Lloyd
August 2000

A Brief Account as of July 2000

By Mark Frazier Lloyd
August 2000




  • Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

  • Athletics

  • Center for Judaic Studies

  • INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART. In October 1963 President Harnwell announced to the Trustees that the Graduate School of Fine Arts had proposed the establishment of the Institute of Contemporary Art and that the University administration had approved the proposal (Minutes, 28: 395). His report required no action on the part of the Trustees. As early as January 1964 the ICA published a catalog containing a page listing the members and chairman of the "Advisory Board of the Institute of Contemporary Art." Thomas S. Gates was Chairman of the Board (see Collections of the University Archives, UPL 140.1, File Folder: "Catalogs, February 1 - March 15, 1964"). Not until January 1978 did the Trustees participate directly in the naming of the members of this Advisory Board. In that month, for the first time, the Trustees, by formal resolution, appointed three persons to the "Advisory Board of the Institute of Contemporary Art" (Minutes, 38: 63). The Trustees' resolution does not, however, confer the title "Associate Trustee" on the members of this Board and their status in this regard is unclear.

  • Morris Arboretum

  • University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

  • University of Pennsylvania Press

  • Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology


For information on the historical background of Boards of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania, also consult A Brief History of Advisory and Overseer Boards at the University of Pennsylvania.