The USC founding documents and Board of Trustee minutes consist of a ledger containing the by-laws of the University, adopted
September 3, 1880, and minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings beginning on that date through November of 1885 (Box 1).
Also included is a bound volume of University of Southern Califonia newsletters, dated January 1881-December 1883, with a
few issues missing; a typescript with a breif early history of the founding of the University; contemporary copies of letters
to Rufus von Kleinsmid and George Bovard from Widney; a broadside of the University's articles of incorporation; and a signed,
by Widney, typescript of the address read at the laying of the first corner stone of the University in in 1880.
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