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Records of the TCU Board of Trustees

Identifier: RU 01

Scope and Contents

The record are arranged in four series: Series I. Minutes, 1889-1984. Series II. Executive Board Records, 1990-1998; Series III. Deceased Board of Trustees, 1903; 1960-2016. Series IV. Committees, 1963-1998.


  • Creation: 1889-2016

Restrictions on Access

Partially restricted. Minutes of the Board of Trustees are restricted for 50 years from creation. Prior written permission from the TCU Chancellor's office is required to access the minutes.

Biographical / Historical

Established in 1874, the Board of Trustees helps TCU carry out its mission by setting policy and developing a long-term institutional strategy. The Board meets twice per year and consists of up to 50 members, and its bylaws also provide for emeritus and honorary members. The primary functions of the Board are to establish and promote the overall strategic direction for the university, hire and evaluate on a regular basis the Chancellor vis-a-vis his goal. Also, to undertake other duties based on current needs or issues under the leadership of an annually elected chair.


3.75 Linear feet

Language of Materials



The records consist of minutes of the Texas Christian University Board of Trustees from the years 1889-1984.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

Vault AC 3-4; Vault: TTF-5-6 (boxes 10-13)UU A5-UU A6 (boxes 14-17)


Transferred from the Chancellor’s Office, June 2005.

Genre / Form

Guide to the Records of the Board of Trustees
Compiled by Mike Strom
January 2006
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)