This subseries consists of formal statements of resolutions approved by the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee at their respective meetings, as well as correspondence of the Secretary-Treasurer and Secretary formally informing the Museum Director of these resolutions. The 1927 to 1951 date span coincides approximately with the tenure of Museum Director Fiske Kimball. Approximately half of the resolutions, 1-207, are recorded on pre-printed appropriation forms. The resolutions are arranged in numerical order and grouped into two subsets, 1-881 and 882-1086. There is a subject index for each subset. Many of the resolutions pertain to the appropriation of funds and the approval of object loan requests.
The correspondence begins in 1925, and therefore includes expenditure approvals made before a formal numbering system of resolutions was adopted. Ending in 1963, the correspondence also encompasses the directorship of Henri Marceau. Included in Marceau's papers are agendas, reports and minutes that accompany the corresponding resolutions, as well as minutes of Board of Governors meetings. There are no resolutions to his 1963 file, except for the January Board of Trustees meeting. During the tenures of Kimball and Marceau, Julius Zieget wrote the bulk of correspondence on behalf of the Board. Correspondence from Charles H. Winslow, secretary of the Executive Committee during the 1920s is also included.