Board of Regents Minutes 1891-2016
Archives 257

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Board of Regents Minutes
ID
Archives 257
Date [inclusive]
1891-2016
Extent
33.0 volumes plus 2 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Contains circulation copies of minutes of meetings, 1891-2016 and other supporting material such as agendas, etc.

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Historical:

The Board of Regents is the central governing board for Washington State University. Members are appointed by the Governor of the State of Washington. The Enabling Act that established the institution implies certain administrative duties for the Regents. In early years of the college, Regents sometimes had a direct role in both management and operation. At other times, the Regents have served more as an oversight and policy board. The University President is the Secretary of the Board, and, for many matters, is the legal delegate of the Board.

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Scope and Contents note

Minutes of the Washington State University Board of Regents follow normal minute format. The earliest minutes are from 1891.

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Arrangement note

The records at the Libraries consist of three chronologically-ordered series. Series one is the minute books. A shorter second series consist of the supporting documents, chiefly from 1975-79. This second series derives from several sources, much of it apparently from the offices of the Associated Students of Washington State University. This series was added to the Regents records without regard to provenance.

Series three was added in 2017, and consists of original signature pages for resolutions passed by the board, plus supporting documentation (often labeled "action items" in more recent years). Records are organized in chronological folders, echoing their original ordering. 1981-1996 appear to be incomplete, and a subject-based index to most of those can be found at the end. In 1997, the board began identifying resolutions by an identifier consisting of YYMMDD-###, where ### begins with the first 1997 resolution. The non-date portion of the identifer is included in the folder lists below.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Accruals note

The repository expects to receive additions to this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Minutes books of the Board of Regents were transferred to the University Libraries in Sept. 2003 (accession UA2003-14). With receipt of the minute books, duplicate unbound minutes, 1960-1998, heretofore serving as the principal element of Archives 257, were discarded. In July 2017 four additional volumes were transferred along with original resolutions (UA2017-06) and incorporated into this collection. At that point, sets of duplicate unbound minutes covering 1999-2006 (UA2000-06, UA2001-02, UA2002-09, UA2003-04, UA2004-11, UA2005-02, UA2006-02) were discarded.

Processing Information note

The records were arranged and described by Lawrence Stark, September, 2003.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Administration--Records and correspondence
  • Washington State University. Board of Regents--Archives
  • Washington State University. Board of Regents--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • College administrators--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Minute Books (Located in MASC's Bushaw Research Room) 

Volume

1891-1893 

1

1894-1898 

2

1898-1906 

3

1907-1912 

4

1912-1919 

5

1920-1926 

6

1926-1931 

7

1931-1936 

8

1936-1939 

9

1940-1942 

10

1942-1945 

11

1945-1946 

12

1946-1947 

13

1948-1949 

14

1949-1951 

15

1951-1952 

16

1952-1954 

17

1954-1957 

18

1957-1961 

19

1962-1966 

20

1967-1971 

21

1971-1976 

22

1976-1980 

23

1980-1983 

24

1983-1987 

25

1987-1989 

26

1989-1991 

27

1992-1994 

28

1995-1998 

29

1999-2002 

30

2003-2008 

31

2009-2013 

32

2014-2016 

33

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Series 2: Supporting matter - agendas, explanatory documents, etc. 

Box Folder

Sep. 26, 1975 

1 1

Oct. 17, 1975 

1 2

Oct. 31, 1975 

1 3

Nov. 21, 1975 

1 4

Jan. 9, 1976 

1 5

Mar. 19, 1976 

1 6

Apr. 16, 1976 

1 7

June 4, 1976 

1 8

Aug. 8, 1976 

1 9

Sep. 9, 1976 

1 10

Oct. 8, 1976 

1 11

Oct. 22, 1976 

1 12

Nov. 19, 1976 

1 13

Jan. 20, 1977 

1 14

Jan. 21, 1977 

1 15

Feb. 25, 1976 

1 16

Mar. 25, 1977 

1 17

Apr. 29, 1977 

1 18

June 27, 1977 

1 19

Sep. 28, 1977 

1 20

Oct. 15, 1977 

1 21

Oct. 28, 1977 

1 22

Nov. 18, 1977 

1 23

Feb. 24, 1978 

1 24

Mar. 24, 1978 

1 25

Apr. 21, 1978 

1 26

June 2, 1978 

1 27

July 13, 1978 

1 28

Sep. 22, 1978 

1 29

Oct. 20, 1978 

1 30

Nov. 28, 1978 

1 31

Jan. 12, 1979 

1 32

Jan. 17, 1979 

1 33

Feb. 16, 1979 

1 34

Mar. 30, 1979 

1 35

Nov. 21, 1986 

1 36

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Series 3: Resolution signature pages and supporting documentation 

Box Folder

1981 

2 1

1985-1987 

2 2

1988-1989 

2 3

1990-1996 

2 4

Subject index (July 1983-May 1995) 

2 5

1997 (1-24) 

2 6

1998 (25-56) 

2 7

1999 (57-79) 

2 8

2000 (80-103) 

2 9

2001 (104-147) 

2 10

2002 (148-166) 

2 11

2003 (167-198) 

2 12

2004 (199-244) 

2 13

2005 (245-276) 

2 14

2006 (277-306) 

2 15

2007 (307-325) 

2 16

2008 (326-352) 

2 17

2009 (353-371) 

2 18

2010 (372-404) 

2 19

2011 (405-424) 

2 20

2012 (425-447) 

2 21

2013 (448-474) 

2 22

2014 (475-496) 

2 23

2015 (497-518) 

2 24

2016 (519-538) 

2 25

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