Robert F. Carr Selection of a President Committee Correspondence, 1920, 1929-30, 1933-34, 1944
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Brief Description: Correspondence of Robert F. Carr '93 (1871-1945), trustee (1915-21) with trustees, faculty, educators, politicians and others concerning the selection of a president of the University.  The 1920 file contains memoranda of discussion of possible candidates with George E. Vincent, Henry S. Prichett, Nicholas M. Butler, James R. Angell, Samuel W. Stratton and Livingston Farrand.  The 1929-30 file contains correspondence of the Alumni Association Committee on the Selection of a President (Robert Carr, Charles S. Pillsbury and Fred L. Wham) with trustees, deans, faculty, alumni and officials at other universities including David Kinley, George A. Barr, Roger Adams, Arthur H. Daniels and Max Mason about and with candidates Harry W. Chase, Ralph D. Hetzel and Baldwin M. Woods.  This file includes lists, biographical sketches and grade sheets for many other candidates suggested by faculty and alumni.  The 1933-34 file contains correspondence of the alumni committee (again under Carr's chairmanship) with Max Mason, Edward E. Barrett, Merle J. Trees, George A. Barr, Roger Adams, Charles A. Kiler and alumni concerning candidates Arthur C. Willard, Roger Adams, Ralph Hetzel, Alfred C. Hanford and others.  The 1944 file contains correspondence with George E. Woods, other members of the alumni committee and alumni concerning candidates and qualifications for the presidency.
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Record Series Number: 1/10/2
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Committees
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
Acquired: September 1963
Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Committees :

The 1867 act which established the Board of Trustees provided that the Board could appoint an Executive Committee to exercise powers conferred on the Board when that body was not in session.1 On May 9, 1867, the Board created an Executive Committee of nine, composed of eight members and the regent, with full powers of the Board, save the power to revise or change acts of the Board or any Board committee entrusted with special business. The Regent was chairman of the Executive Committee.2

The standing committees of the Board of Trustees are appointed by the President of the Board at the annual meeting. The President serves as an ex-officio member of all standing committees. Committees are required to submit all reports in writing to the Board.3

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