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Administrative Services Department annual reports and publications

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 8000.002
Scope and Contents Includes annual reports, employee handbooks, City Hall telephone directories, indexes to city services, and Municipal Administration Conference reports.

Administrative Services Department records

 Record Group
Identifier: 8000.001
Scope and Contents The records of the Administrative Services Department cover the years 1948-1976 with the bulk of the records from 1954-1976. Series include Directors' correspondence files; files of four staff members; general files of the department; responses to City Council orders and resolutions; files of the Records Inventory Program from the 1960s; survey forms of city employees that were completed as a part of the Jacobs Study in 1962; and reports and publications.

The Directors' ...

Board of Assessors proceedings

 Series
Identifier: 2100.001
Scope and Contents Minutes of the Board of Assessors which record the actions of the Board relating to abatements, exemptions, legal questions, the appointment of assessors, etc. Volumes for 1901-1956 are indexed. The volume for 1928-1929 is missing.

Boston Management Consortium records

 Collection
Identifier: 9706.001
Scope and Contents Records of the Director of the Boston Management Consortium. Includes administrative files, annual meeting records, subject files, correspondence, clippings, etc. This collection is unprocessed.

City Council Committee hearing transcripts

 Collection
Identifier: 0100.002b
Scope and Contents note

This collection includes transcripts of City Council committee hearings dating from 1886-1937. It is not a comprehensive collection of all committee hearings from this time period. The transcripts in this collection are filed chronologically in the record cartons. However, the transcripts are organized by committee in this finding aid. The transcripts are typewritten verbatim records of hearings on various topics including building limits, bicycle path on the common, automobile vehicles, ...

City Council Committee on the Fire Department

 Collection
Identifier: 0140.014
Scope and Contents note

The City Council Committee on the Fire Department records date from 1816-1844, bulk dates from 1831-1841. The collection contains fire department records and correspondence which document the transactions, personnel, activities and growth of the department from a subscription organization to a professional fire department. The original organization has been retained as much as possible, including the title Sundry Papers & Returns, which reflect the variety of the contents. The collection ...

City Council Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: 0140.031
Scope and Contents Includes files of the following committees: Government Operations; Education; Public Safety; Information Technology; Environment and Historic Preservation; Hunger and Homelessness; Whole; Residency; Youth Violent Crime Prevention; University and Community Relations; New Bostonians; Human Rights; Housing; Economic Development and Planning; and other miscellaneous committees.

City Council Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: 0140.001
Scope and Contents note

This collection includes records of various City Council committees during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The collection spans the years 1828-1912 with the bulk of the material dating from 1860-1895. These records were kept by the Clerk of Committees and include minutes of committee meetings, correspondence, reports, bids, petitions, programs, etc. Committees represented include Police, Fire, Claims, Arrangements, Common & Public Grounds, Underground Wires, Public ...

City Council meeting and hearing transcripts and recordings

 Collection
Identifier: 0100.002a
Scope and Contents note

The City Council meeting and hearing transcripts span the years 1947-2015. This collection has been divided into 5 series: Series I - City Council debate; Series II - Committee hearing transcripts; Series III - Audiotape recordings; Series IV - Videotape recordings; and Series V - DVD recordings. Transcripts and recordings of City Council meetings and hearings are fairly complete from 1947-1970 and 1996-2015. There appears to be missing transcripts or recordings between 1970 and 1996 in all ...

City Council proceedings

 Collection
Identifier: 0100.001
Scope and Contents note

The City Council proceedings includes official records of the Board of Aldermen, 1822-1909; the Common Council, 1822-1909; and the Boston City Council, 1910-2015 with gaps. This collection has been divided into 5 series: Series I - Board of Aldermen; Series II - Common Council; Series III - City Council; Series IV - Published minutes; and Series V - Dockets filed separately.

The Board of Aldermen series includes minutes of the meetings of the Aldermen from 1822-1909; indexed ...

City Documents

 Collection
Identifier: 0100.003
Scope and Contents Published series of documents ordered to be printed by the City Council. Includes departmental annual reports, committee reports, orders, ordinances, annual addresses, and other reports.

City of Charlestown records

 Record Group
Identifier: 1200.001
Scope and Contents note

The City of Charlestown records extend approximately 24 cubic feet and cover the period from 1725 – 1874. The records fall into two groups, Town records and City records. The town records are approximately 3 cubic feet and cover the period prior to Charlestown’s incorporation as a city in 1842. These records are from the selectmen, including correspondence from John Hancock President of the Continental Congress, petitions and reports concerning the Rioting and Burning of the Ursuline ...

City of Roxbury records

 Record Group
Identifier: 1300.001
Scope and Contents note

This collection includes records of the City and Town of Roxbury prior to annexation to Boston. Records of Roxbury are also currently in the custody of the Boston Public Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Division. This collection is divided into 8 series: Series I - Town records; Series II - City Council records; Series III - City Clerk records; Series IV - Auditor records; Series V - Assessor records; Series VI - Collector records; Series VII - Treasurer records; and Series VIII - ...

Executive Department reports

 Series — Volumes: 1-39
Identifier: 0200.005
Scope and Contents Bound volumes of departmental annual reports submitted to the Mayor. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.

Intergovernmental Relations records

 Series
Identifier: 0275.001
Scope and Contents Subject files pertaining to topics such as Boston's bids for the 2000 and 2004 Democratic National Conventions, City to City Boston's Leadership Exchange, remarks and Correspondence of Mayors Flynn and Menino, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Also includes photographs and videotapes from Boston's bid for the 2000 Democratic National Convention.

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 ...

Law Department records

 Collection
Identifier: 0700.007
Scope and Contents note

This collection includes files kept by the City's Law Department on various issues, cases, questions that came before the department during the 20th century. Significant issues, etc. represented in this collection include the Cocoanut Grove Fire, West End Redevelopment, World War, City Real estate holdings, gifts to the city, bridge construction, City Hospital, City Hall construction and many others. The first series includes a numbered reference file that was kept by the Law Department from ...

Laws and Ordinances, 1630-2016

 Series
Identifier: 0300.011
Scope and Contents Collection of printed copies of City of Boston charters, statutes, by-laws and ordinances, 1630-2016.

Legal Opinions of the Corporation Counsel

 Collection
Identifier: 0700.001
Scope and Contents note One of the duties of the Corporation Counsel is to provide opinions on the law of any subject or question that may be submitted to him by the Mayor or the City Council and on any subject or question relating to the discharge of their or his duties that may be submitted to him by the School Committee, by any Committee of the City Council, or by four members of the City Council, or by any Officer in charge of a Department of the City government. This series includes the official opinions of the ...

Mayor John F. Collins records

 Collection
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."

Municipal Registers

 Collection
Identifier: 0100.004

Office of the City Clerk records

 Collection
Identifier: 0300.001
Scope and Contents note

This collection includes administrative files and reference files from the Office of the City Clerk. The collection is divided into 7 series - Series I: Card index, Series II: Correspondence, Series III: Opinions, Series IV: Inaugural Records, Series V: Administrative files, Series VI: Reference files, and Series VII: Reports.

Series I is a consolidation of several card indexes used in the Clerk's Office from the early to mid 1900s. The card indexes include references to ...

Office of the Mayor reports and publications

 Series
Identifier: 0200.006
Scope and Contents Collection of publications produced by the Mayor's Office and various offices within the Mayor's Office on many topics relating to Boston.

Organization of the City Government of Boston

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 0100.005
Scope and Contents Pocket guides including the members of city government, department heads and rules and orders of the City Council. Includes guides for 1880-1882, 1888-1889, 1905, 1920, 1923-1927, 1929, 1931-1935, 1938, 1940-1948, 1950-1982, 1985-1993, 1996-2006.

Photographs of Building Department offices

 Series
Identifier: 5410.009
Scope and Contents Includes photographs of Building Department offices from circa 1917 including Commissioner's Office, Inspectors' desks, plans area, and document file vault. Also includes photographs of Building Department offices in the New City Hall, 1968.

Rules and regulations filed with the City Clerk

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 0301.047

Town of Boston records

 Record Group
Identifier: 1000.001
Scope and Contents note

The Town of Boston records extend 4 cubic feet and cover a period shortly after the founding of the town until its incorporation as a city, 1634 – 1822. The Record group contains primarily volumes from the Assessors 1785 – 1820; the Treasurer, including account books related to Brooker Fund and Smith Fund for a “school for the instruction of the people of Colour”, and city accounts generally; and the By-laws and town orders from 1786, 1801, and 1818. Other volumes included are Permits to ...

Town of Brighton records

 Collection — Volumes: 1-30, Flat Box: 2, Flat Box: 3
Identifier: 1500.001
Scope and Contents note

The Town of Brighton existed as an idependent political entity from 1807 until 1873. The records present within this collection span the dates 1823 through 1873. There is a small number of property deeds present within the collection. There are also annual reports for the Town of Brighton, although these are few in number and only represent four different years. The bulk of the collection consists of large, bound volumes of financial records. There is also one publication from the Town of ...

Town of Dorchester records

 Collection
Identifier: 1100.001
Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the records for the Town of Dorchester from the late eighteenth century to 1870 when the town was annexed to the City of Boston. The bulk of the records date from 1823 onwards, although there are some records from the 1780s and 1790s, and two volumes of Assessor's records cover 1807-1812 and 1818-1823. One item has been dated [1750] although this date is not conclusive. The majority of the records are either tax based or center around the proceedings of the town ...

Town of Hyde Park records

 Record Group
Identifier: 1600.001
Scope and Contents note

The records of the Town of Hyde Park span the years 1868-1912 and are divided into eight series: Town Clerk records; Voter registration and election records; Assessor records; Collector records; Treasurer records; Town Engineer records; School Committee records; and Publications. Records include town papers which document the activities and decisions of the town, tax records, financial records, voter registration records, filings and annual reports.

The volumes are numbered ...

Town of West Roxbury records

 Record Group
Identifier: 1400.001
Scope and Contents note

The records of the town of West Roxbury extend 4 cubic feet. The records date from the inception of the in 1851 until its annexation by the City of Boston in 1874. The majority of the records, 57 volumes, are financial records: tax books, payroll and accounts. Two folders of Deeds contain those for land taken for the Stony Brook Sewer as well as the only known example of the West Roxbury Town seal. Also within this collection are 7 volumes of Official Reports of the Town of West Roxbury ...

Warrants issued for General Meetings

 Series
Identifier: 0300.007
Scope and Contents note Warrants issued for General Meetings, 1825-1836. Includes warrants, petitions, notifications and copies of acts.