Call Number: Ua 40, Ua Sc 29, Ua Sc 41 (A.81-37, A.85-34, A.92-55, A.93-55)
Title: Board of Governors fonds.
Extent: 3.5 m of textual records.
Administrative history: The Board of Governors was created in 1917 following a recommendation by the Royal Commission on University Government. According to the Commission, the University Council, which consisted primarily of academics from individual affiliated colleges, lacked the professional administrative skills required to operate a modern university. The new Board's mandate was to provide for "government, conduct, management, and control of the university." These responsibilities included control and administration of University lands, investments, appointments, and limits of instruction. The University's top administrative officials were represented on the Board and were not to have direct ties to either the colleges or the Provincial Government.
Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by the Board of Governors in 1981, 1985, 1992, and 1993.
Scope and content: The fonds contains the official minutes of the full Board of Governors, the Executive Committee, and various other board sub-committees, including Finance. These minutes discuss every aspect of the University's administration including appointments, promotions and leaves, fees and awards, and the University's dealings with the University Grants Commission and the Government of Manitoba. The fonds also contains documents and correspondence relating to the processes of acquiring a Coat of Arms for the University.
Source of supplied title: Title based on contents of fonds.
Restrictions: Minutes are normally closed for 30 years. Exceptions to this restriction may be granted by the University Archivist upon formal application.
Accruals: Further accruals are expected.
Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room.