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Corporation and Board of Trustees records

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: Z17-004

Content Description

The collection contains Corporation and Board of Trustees membership files for retired and deceased members. Northeastern University was incorporated in 1916 as the Northeastern College of the Young Men's Christian Association. In its first two decades, at least two-thirds of Northeastern University's Corporation members were directors of the Greater Boston Y.M.C.A. The Board of Trustees of the Endowment Funds was established in 1924. In 1927, it became the Board of Trustees of the Permanent Funds, but disbanded in 1932. On January 22, 1937 the Corporation founded the Northeastern University Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is elected annually by and from the Northeastern Corporation. The Board is allocated all of the powers of the Corporation and has the final word on Northeastern University's goals and policies. In June of 1985, the bylaws of the Corporation were amended to allow for the formation of the Board of Overseers. The Board of Overseers was created to relieve the Board of Trustees of some of the burden of governing Northeastern University. The Corporation also provides members for sundry governing committees. The standing governing committees are: Academic Affairs, Audit, Budget, Building, Development, Executive, Facilities, Funds and Investments, Housing, and Student Affairs. Accessioned 2016 Jul 20. Add to A12. 45/2

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Records are closed for 50 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.

Use Restrictions

Requests for permission to publish materials from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.


  • Creation: 1969-2012-(bulk 1989-2000)


1 cubic feet (1 cubic foot in 1 record center carton.)