The Board of Trustees is made up of University faculty, staff, and Whig-Clio alumni, appointed to three year terms by the President of the University. They are responsible for supervising the undergraduate officers, making long-term policy decisions, negotiating with the University administration when conflicts arise, and overseeing the society's endowment. The documents in this series deal with the initial organization of the board in 1940 and 1941 and the problems which had to be overcome in order to merge Whig and Clio. The series also includes the trustees' minutes and correspondence, and their annual reports to the president of the university. The series also includes reports to the board of trustees made by the undergraduate officers.