Board of Governors

Title:  University of Toronto. Board of Governors fonds 
Date(s) of creation: 1828-1972

Physical description: 63.55 metres of textual, graphic, microform and architectural records

Admin.history/Biographical sketch:
Board of Governors was established in 1906 following the implementation of the University of Toronto Act, 1906 and the bicameral system of governance.  It was responsible for the “government, conduct, management and control of the University and of University College, and of the property, revenues, business and affairs,…”.  Prior to 1906 the financial and administrative activities of the University were overseen by, first, the University of King’s College council (1827-1850), the Senate (1850-1866), then by the Finance Committee of the Senate (1866-1878), the Board of Management (1878-1884), and the Board of Trustees (i.e. 1884-1906).  The Board of Governors was merged with the Senate in July, 1972 following the passing of the University of Toronto Act of 1971 and the establishment of a unicameral system of governance.

Scope and content:

Records relating to the various activities and functions of the Board of Governors including its predecessor bodies University of King’s College Council,  Board of Trustees, Board of Management, Endowment Board and related committees such as the Insulin Committee and the Women's Building Committee.   Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, by-laws, agenda books, financial records including lands, among others.  Also includes minutes of reports of Upper Canada College (1878-1901), records of the Women’s University Residence Associations (ca 1894-1905), the University Press (1902-1908), among others.

Access/use: Restricted. Subject to review under Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Finding aids: Finding aids available in  Reading Room.

Related records in a different fonds:

Accruals: No further accruals expected.

Corresponding accessions: A1970-0024/A1973-0007/A1973-0015/A1973-0025/ A1973-0035/A1978-0006/A1978-0019/A1979-0001/A1992-0018/ A2001-0010/A2002-0003