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Architectural Division correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 4321.001
Scope and Contents Three letter-copy volumes of outgoing correspondence of the Engineering Department - Architectural Division and the Public Buildings Department.

Assessing Department correspondence

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2100.003
Scope and Contents Incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Assessing Department. Includes mayoral circulars.

Boston Marathon Bombing response mail

 Collection
Identifier: 0247.003
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of international and domestic mail sent to the Mayor’s Office after the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. It includes letters, cards, posters, banners, gifts, and some printed emails. Correspondents include government dignitaries and officials as well as members of the general public. A large portion of the collection is comprised of mail sent by groups of children.

Building Commissioner correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 5410.013
Scope and Contents note Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Building Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner. This collection is unprocessed.

Cemetery Department correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 4410.004
Scope and Contents Four volumes of correspondence of the Cemetery Department.

Circular letters

 Series
Identifier: 0200.008
Scope and Contents note Letters sent by the Mayor to all department heads. These volumes include the circular letters received by the Fire Commissioner.

City Treasurer correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 2400.007
Scope and Contents Two letter-copy volumes of City Treasurer correspondence.

City Treasurer correspondence files

 Series
Identifier: 2400.008
Scope and Contents City Treasurer's files of departmental correspondence, Commonwealth departmental correspondence and correspondence with banks. This collection is unprocessed.

Commissioner William Good records

 Series
Identifier: 5400.001
Scope and Contents Correspondence and subject files of Commissioner William Good who served from 2004-2011. This collection is unprocessed.

Committee on Public Lands agreements and records

 Collection
Identifier: 0140.015

Correspondence files of the court-appointed master

 Series
Identifier: 9000.012
Scope and Contents Since 1935 the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has been responsible for planning, building, and managing housing for low-income families and the elderly in Boston, Massachusetts, with financial assistance from state and federal agencies. As the result of a suit brought against BHA in the Housing Court of the City of Boston, the court in 1975 appointed a master to oversee BHA's management. Correspondence files of the court-appointed master were created and maintained as a result of orders issued ...

Engineering Department correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 5020.002
Scope and Contents Five outgoing letter-copy volumes of Engineering Department - Survey Division and Street Laying-Out Department - Engineering Division correspondence. Includes volumes from 1904-1926 and 1932-1941.

Fire Commissioner records

 Collection
Identifier: 0500.016
Scope and Contents This series includes subjects files of the Fire Commissioner with the bulk of the files from the 1990s and early 2000s. Fire Commissioners during this period include, Commissioner Martin Pierce, Commissioner Paul Christian, Acting Commissioner Dennis DiMarzio, and Commissioner Roderick Fraser. This series also includes historical files, reports, photographs, etc. kept in the Commissioner's Office for reference purposes. The subject files when transferred to the Archives were arranged in ...

Fire Commissioner's office correspondence

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Identifier: 0500.014
Scope and Contents note This series consists of chronological bound volumes of correspondence documenting the day to day business and activities of the office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, and later the Office of the Fire Commissioner. The letters, signed by the Fire Commissioner and other staff including the Clerk and Secretary, are addressed to various organizations and businesses, attorney’s offices, city departments, city council members, members of the state legislature, and private citizens. Topics cover a ...

Fran Johnnene collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 9800.012
Scope and Contents This collection documents Francesca A. Johnnene's involvement with Restore Our Alienated Rights (ROAR), a national organization against the racial desegration of public schools. It contains the correspondence of ROAR National Director, Louise Day Hicks in addition to anti-desegration publications like the organzation's newspaper, The Boston News Digest, and the pamphlet for its first national conference in 1975. Johnnene's materials include her position statement against desegration in Boston ...

Law Department correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: 0700.006
Scope and Contents note One of the functions of the Law Department is to provide formal and informal opinions to the Mayor, the City Council, the Boston School Committee, and City or County Officials and other employees in matters relating to the discharge of their official duties. This collection documents the communications between various city officials and employees and the Law Department regarding these requests. The collection is divided into two series based on the format of the records. The first series ...

Licensing Board correspondence

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Identifier: 8400.003
Scope and Contents Outgoing correspondence from the Boston Licensing Board. Includes one letter copy book of correspondence from 1952 February 15-October 8.

Licensing Division records

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Identifier: 0241.002
Scope and Contents This series documents the correspondence of Mayor Maurice J. Tobin's Licensing Division. Correspondence from between 1940 and 1945. The correspondence is both loose and pasted into a scrapbook. Mayor Tobin's Licensing Division's correspondence primarily pertains to the use of public space by organizations. Organizations include the United States Coast Guard and the Boston Socialist Labor Party.

Mayor James M. Curley collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0237.001
Scope and Contents The Mayor James M. Curley collection includes materials created by and created about James Michael Curley during his long political career. The collection includes materials pertaining to periods during his time as Mayor of Boston as well as during his tenure as Governor of Massachusetts and as member of the United States House of Representatives. The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, speeches, audiovisual materials, writings, and various forms of memorabilia. Included with the ...

Mayor John F. Collins records

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Identifier: 0244.001
Scope and Contents Records of the administration of Mayor John F. Collins, 1960-1967. Includes correspondence, subject files, reports, briefings, speeches, photographs and memorabilia.

Mayor John F. Fitzgerald publications

 Series
Identifier: 0235.001
Scope and Contents One published volume of "Letters and Speeches of the Honorable John F. Fitzgerald, 1906-1907, 1910-1913" and one published volume of "The Advance of Boston-a Pictorial Review of Municipal Progress of this City during Four Years 1910-1913."

Mayor Kevin H. White records

 Collection
Identifier: 0245.001
Scope and Contents note When Mayor Kevin H. White left office in 1983, he gifted the records of his administration to the Boston Public Library, as at that time there was no city archives. The records were closed sometime after that by the Attorney General and research was restricted. In the early 1990s, Dick Dray, a former advisor under Mayor White, doing business as Boston Research Associates, attempted to organize and describe the records with the intention of writing a book on Mayor White. At some point, this ...

Mayor Raymond L. Flynn records

 Collection
Identifier: 0246.001
Scope and Contents note

The Mayor Raymond L. Flynn collection includes the records of the mayoral administration of Raymond L. Flynn, the 46th Mayor of Boston, who served from 1984-1993. The collection is divided into the following series: I. Subject files; II. Briefings; III: Correspondence; IV. Issue files; V. Press Office records; VI. Reports and publications; VII. Executive orders; VIII. A/V material; and IX. Artifacts. The records of the Flynn administration document the many issues facing the City of Boston ...

Mayor Thomas M. Menino records

 Series
Identifier: 0247.001

Mayor's approvals

 Collection
Identifier: 0500.012
Scope and Contents note This series consists of chronological bound volumes of letters (letters were later replaced by standardized forms) written by the City of Boston Fire Commissioner to the Mayor requesting approval for myriad personnel and financial matters. Approval requests regarding personnel matters include those for new hires, retirements, salary/wage increases, reinstatements, pension enrollments for widows, and pension allotments for those who were injured on the job. Some requests for vacation time for ...

Public Buildings Department correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 4320.003
Scope and Contents One letter-copy volume of outgoing correspondence of the Superintendent of Public Buildings.

Public Facilities Director correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 7600.001
Scope and Contents Incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Director of the Public Facilities Department. Arranged by month and year.

Public Works Commissioner correspondence and subject files

 Series
Identifier: 5000.001
Scope and Contents Incoming and outgoing correspondence and subject files of the Commissioner of Public Works. Files are arranged chronologically and within each year by subject.

Registry Division administrative records

 Series
Identifier: 0330.001
Scope and Contents note The Registry Division Administrative records are made up of two series, Records 1895-1910 and Works Progress Administration/Emergency Relief Act. The first series is made up of the records of the first head of the City Registry Department, William Whitmore, and his successor, Edward McGlenen. The records of William Whitmore date from 1895-1900 and contain primarily adminstrative records relating to budgeting, personel, legal issues, and and the annual Return and Registration of Births. Edward ...

School Committee administrative records

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Identifier: 0405.003
Scope and Contents Includes subject files, reports, correspondence, orders etc. of the School Committee; task force records; records relating to superintendent searches, contracts, and evaluations; and miscellaneous photographs of members.