The bulk of the material in the collection consists of meeting minutes of the Corporation, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Executive Council of the University, and committees, including the Development, Facilities, Housing, and Nominating committees. The minutes include agenda and attachments. On several occasions, joint meetings of two entities were held. These minutes are listed separately, with the folder title containing both committee names. Researchers may also wish to consult the Corporation Directories located in the Northeastern University Collection.
Records of special committees assembled for the selection of Presidents Ryder and Curry are found in the Board of Trustees series (Boxes 21-22), and the files for President Freeland are also located in this series (Box 49). Files on each candidate document the Ryder selection process (Box 21, Folders 991-1022). These files are arranged alphabetically and include correspondence, curriculum vitae, notes, photographs, and letters of reference. There are also detailed files of the final five candidates (Box 21, Folders 1017-1021), including President Ryder. The procedure for the selection of President Curry is summarized in the Final Report of the Special Committee for the Selection of a President, 1990 (Box 22, Folder 1027). This file details the administrative actions of the selection committee, but the candidates remain anonymous. Files for individual members of the committee are also arranged alphabetically and include biographical and correspondence records (Boxes 31-36). Photos of many of the board members are available in the photography file. Researchers should also note that the Jury Award of the Board of Trustees, 1934, refers to the competition for a master plan of the NU physical plant (Box 10, Folder 540).