At their monthly meeting held June 8, 1877, the Board of Trustees elected 13 of their own members to serve as an Executive Committee. The committee had the authority to transact "current business of the Board" with exceptions provided in the charter and bylaws. The Executive Committee held its first monthly meeting three days after its formal inception. Those minutes as well as those for meetings held up until its dissolution in 1928 are bound with the Board of Trustees minutes. The Executive Committee was reinstated no later than July 1964 when, according to Board minutes, 11 of its members were appointed. The minutes in this record group pick up again in March of the following year and end in 1998. The Committee met annually through 1973. As the minutes indicate, beginning with the January 16, 1974 meeting, the Committee convened for the most part at monthly intervals. There are also minutes of occasional joint meetings, usually in June, of the Executive and Budget Committees. Minutes from several meetings held in 1989 and 1990 are confidential, and their folders have been marked accordingly. The Executive Committee continues to operate as a standing committee.