Series 1, Subseries 1, Minutes

more than 3 folders

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

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Collection Creator: Fund for the Republic..

Dates: 1952-1961.

Extent: more than 3 folders

Languages: English.

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Collection is open for research use.


Series 1, Subseries 1, Minutes, 1952-1961, contains the minutes of all the Board of Directors meetings from 1952 through 1961. There are three distinct sets of minutes: general Board of Directors meetings, Executive Committee, and the Annual Meeting of Members. In general, the board held its annual meeting in November and convened for special meetings throughout the year. The Executive Committee met on an irregular basis, while the Annual Meeting of the Members occurred each November for the sole purpose of electing board members. In accordance with the by-laws, Members of the Corporation were all persons interested in the purpose of the Fund, generally consisting of board members, legal counsel and administrative staff. Each board member was elected into the membership before being elected to the Board of Directors. The minutes are arranged according to type and filed chronologically. Where extant, notices and agendas are included with the minutes. Early meetings revolved around the formulation of policy, election of directors and members, employee issues and finances. As the Fund established itself, the meetings began to take on more substantial issues. The board had final approval over all of the Fund's programs; the staff was only allowed to make recommendations. Therefore, all grants, fellowships, projects and their respective monetary allocations had to be authorized by the board.


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Preferred Citation

Series 1, Subseries 1, Minutes; 1952-1961; Fund for the Republic Records, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Minutes 1952 December-1961 Box 1, Folder 1-9
    Executive Committee 1954-1956 1958-1959 Box 1, Folder 10
    Annual Meeting of Members 1953-1961 Box 1, Folder 11

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