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Board of Regents Records, 1886-1929

Scope and Content Note

Series I consists of general correspondence sent and received by the Board between 1887 and 1918. Series II contains the minutes of the Board's meetings from 1886-1929. Series III consists of Board Committee records. Of note are correspondence and minutes of the Executive Committee from 1886-1910. Other records in this series date from 1899-1907 and pertain to committees such as the Buildings and Grounds, the Station, and the Finance Committees.

Series IV consists of reports to the Bureau of Education of the U.S. Dept. of Interior from 1896-1907. Series V includes general reports made between 1892 and 1929, such as reports of the Board to the governor. Series VI consists of resolutions proposed by the Board between 1899 and 1904. Series VII contains financial reports of the College and Experiment Station made between 1891 and 1908, and other miscellaneous financial records from 1888-1917. Series VIII consists of staff salary schedules for 1896 and 1900. Series IX includes budgetary information for 1916 and 1917.

Series X consists of contracts. Many of these are insurance policies, which are arranged by date of expiration. Other contracts were for specific services to the college, such as providing firewood, or for the construction of particular buildings. Series XI is list of the candidates for the presidency of the college in 1892 and includes an analysis of recommendations. Series XII consists of the Board's by-laws, and includes ones adopted in 1888 as well as published copies from 1889 and 1910. Series XIII includes drafts of narrative information used in compiling the college's catalogs between 1888 and 1891. Series XIV includes information on furniture and equipment purchased by the college in the 1890s and a 1926 description of a property lot close to campus.

Most of the records are in both paper and microfilm format. Series XI through XIV are in paper form only.

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