Scope and Content Note

This series largely consists of correspondence, agendas, reports, and other documents from the regular monthly meetings of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. Among these records are items produced in preparation of the monthly meeting, including meeting agendas, reports and other informational materials mailed to Regents prior to the meeting, budget recommendations from NYSED staff, monthly reports from the Commissioner of Education, and proposed legislation and amendments to the Rules of the Regents and the Commissioner's Regulations. Also included are records produced during the monthly meeting, such as informal minutes, petitions for action, roll calls of votes taken on each decision made by the Regents, and texts and press releases of actions taken at the meeting. For each meeting, there is also a published journal listing the actions undertaken by the Board of Regents during their monthly meeting. The series also contains notes and other documentation compiled by the Secretary of the Board of Regents, and likely used for the preparation of official minutes of each monthly meeting. Also included in a separate group of files are materials produced during the April and May 1967 monthly meetings of the Board of Regents, relating to the 1967 Constitutional Convention in New York State.

There is a significant gap in the monthly meeting files from 1983 through 1987 inclusive.