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Stanford University, Board of Trustees, Records
SC0282  
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Stanford University, Board of Trustees, records
    creator: Stanford University. Board of Trustees
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0282
    Physical Description: 17.75 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1884-2016
    Abstract: Records of the Trustees, 1897-2001, pertaining to legal issues, financial affairs, investments, academic departments, student housing, gifts received, real estate, campus development, and other administrative concerns. Also included are records pertaining to the Leland Stanford Junior Kindergarten Trust and its major beneficiary, the Golden Gate Kindergarten Association, 1884-1979.
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36-48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/spc .

    Information about Access

    The records are restricted until twenty years after the date of their creation.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Stanford University, Board of Trustees, Records (SC0282). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Description of the Collection

    Records of the Trustees, 1897-2000, pertaining to legal issues, financial affairs, investments, academic departments, student housing, gifts received, real estate, campus development, and other administrative concerns. Also included are records pertaining to the Leland Stanford Junior Kindergarten Trust and its major beneficiary, the Golden Gate Kindergarten Association, 1884-1979.

    Biographical / Historical

    Powers and Duties—The Board of Trustees is custodian of the endowment and all properties of the University. The Board administers the invested funds, sets the annual budget, and determines policies for the operation and control of the University. The powers and duties of the Board of Trustees 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.
    Membership—Board membership is set at 35, including the President of the University who serves ex officio and with vote. Trustees serve a five-year term and are eligible for appointment to one additional five-year term. At the conclusion of that term, a Trustee is not eligible for reelection until after a lapse of one year. Eight of the Trustees are elected or appointed in accordance with the Rules Governing the Election or Appointment of Alumni Nominated Trustees. They serve a five-year term.
    Officers of the Board—The officers of the board are a chair, one or more vice chairs, a secretary, and an associate secretary. Officers are elected to one-year terms at the annual meeting in June, with the exception of the chair, who serves a two-year term. Their terms of office begin July 1.
    Committees—Standing committees of the Board are 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.
    Meetings—The Board generally meets five times each year.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Universities and colleges -- Administration.
    Kindergarten.
    Universities and colleges -- Finance.
    College trustees.
    Leland Stanford Junior Kindergarten Trust.
    Golden Gate Kindergarten Association (San Francsico, Calif.)
    Stanford University. Board of Trustees
    Stanford University. Board of Trustees