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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.
Scope and Contents Includes items left at the temporary memorial for the victims of the bombing, initially on Boylston Street and, after Boylston Street re-opened, at Copley Square. Includes posters, notes, sneakers, hats, stuffed animals, etc.
Series — Publications: PB 016
Scope and Contents Includes annual reports of the Library Department for 1967 and 1985-1986, statistical reports from 1954 and 1957, proceedings of the dedication of the Library building in 1858, a history of the Library from 1911, works published by the Library and other miscellaneous publications. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.
Scope and Contents Photographs and negatives documenting urban renewal projects, circa 1953-1985. Includes photographs from the West End, Government Center, South Cove, Central Business District, Charlestown and other urban renewal projects. Photographs and negatives are in process and will be added to catalog record when complete.
Scope and Contents Includes annual reports and other publications produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
Scope and Contents Includes administrative files, scrapbooks of news clippings, photographs, and student newsletters. Also includes Mechanic Arts High School yearbooks for 1940-1941 and 1943-1944 and Boston Technical High School yearbooks for 1946-1958, 1960-1967, 1969, 1972, 1975-1985, and 1987-1991.
Scope and Contents note This collection includes records relating to the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of Boston. Mayor James M. Curley served as the honorary chairman of the Boston Tercentenary Committee. Included in the collection is a time capsule that was created by the city government for the bicentennial celebration with instructions to be opened by the Mayor on September 17, 1930. The materials in the time capsule document the 200th anniversary celebration. Also included is a letter from...
Scope and Contents Includes yearbooks for 1931, 1935, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1947 and 1948 and a photograph of the school orchestra from the 1926-1927 school year.
Scope and Contents Includes projects files, photographs, files on Women's Memorial, publications, etc. This collection is unprocessed.
Series — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Photograph of Class of 1909.
Scope and Contents Includes reports, teacher assignments, diploma returns and attendance records.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Photographs and negatives of bridges and ferries. Subjects include views of City bridge, ferry, and pier facilities before, during, and after repairs, views of fire boats and ferry boats moored at these facilities, and views of motor vehicles involved in accidents damaging these facilities.
Scope and Contents Obsolete and superseded architectural and engineering drawings of the Bridge and Ferry Division for the following facilities: public ways such as bridges, streets, tunnels, navigable water bodies, ferries and ferry facilities, and miscellaneous city facilities such as cemeteries, garages, piers, sewage and rubbish facilities, parks and other open spaces, monuments, development plans, bulkheads, hospitals, penal facilities, MBTA facilities and vehicles, schools, bathhouses, Harbor islands, and...
Scope and Contents Subject files and miscellaneous records documenting the work of the Bridge and Ferry Division of the Public Works Department. Also includes a sampling of log books for three bridges.
Scope and Contents note Constitutes a historical summary of each structure at the time compiled, with the earliest and latest construction work being 1839-1922. Composed on 5"x8" cards and alphabetically arranged by geographic name, usually a street or water body associated with the structure. Base information was derived from research done in the City Documents and City Council Minutes, and annotated as alterations and repairs were made.
Scope and Contents note Bridge inspection reports completed as part of a Federal Emergency Relief project in 1935.
Scope and Contents Includes yearbooks for 1938, 1944, 1950, 1954-1956, 1960, 1970-1974, 1977-1979, 1982, 1984-1985, 1987-1988; school newsletter "Towers" from 1961; two diplomas from the class of 1915; and a framed portrait of the class of 1921.
Scope and Contents Photographs of city buildings, capital projects, etc. used in budget reports.
Scope and Contents Includes copies of annual budget recommendations, operating budgets and other reports.
Scope and Contents Printed volumes of legislation relating to buildings for the years 1887, 1892, 1895, 1901, 1915, 1921, 1944, 1954, 1962, 1964 and 1970.
Scope and Contents note Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Building Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner. This collection is unprocessed.
Scope and Contents Subject files of the Building Commissioner. Includes correspondence, reports, plans, etc.
Scope and Contents note Building Commissioner's Bulletins relating to approvals for use of new building products. Includes bulletins #101-#184.
Scope and Contents Annual report of the Building Department from 1939.
Scope and Contents Includes the stub and section 3 endorsed by superintendent of cemetery or crematory for burial permits issued from 1988-2012.
Scope and Contents note This collection includes records of business certificate filings from 1907-2012. It is divided into two series: Indexes and Certificates. The indexes from 1907-1979 are in bound volumes. The indexes for 1980-1982 and 1983 are in card file drawers. The index covering 1984-1994 is stored in four binders and the indexes for 1995-2010 are in single volumes. The index includes date of filing, name of business, name of owner, address of business and address of owner. The indexes to the business...
Scope and Contents note This series of plans for the Public Works Department illustrate where underground cable lines where laid in the early 1980s by Cablevision of Boston. Arrangement is by neighborhood and street.
Scope and Contents Includes returns of expenses filed by candidates at State and Municipal Elections and returns of expenses filed by treasurers of Political Committees.
Scope and Contents Project files of construction, alteration and renovation projects managed by the Public Facilities Department (Property Management)/Capital Construction of city-owned buildings including schools, libraries, fire stations, police stations, municipal buildings, and Boston City Hospital. Records include contracts, plans, correspondence, memoranda, and photographs.
Scope and Contents Includes copies of annual reports for the years 1900-1905, 1908-1910, 1912, 1914-1915; Reports on Intramural Internments, 1879 (City Documents 47, 96 and 110 of 1879); "Report of Special Committee of Common Council in Regard to South Burying-Ground on Washington Street", 1883; "Copy of Inscriptions upon the Granite Stones in the Kearsarge Avenue Cemetery, 1890; and "Historical Sketch and Matters Appertaining to the Copps Hill Burial-Ground", 1901. Annual reports can also be found in the City...
Scope and Contents Four volumes of correspondence of the Cemetery Department.
Scope and Contents note This collection includes maps and plans from the Cemetery Division headquarters at Mt. Hope Cemetery. The maps and plans span the years circa 1899-1999. Many of the maps and plans are undated. The condition of many of the plans is poor because of previous storage and water damage. The collection has been divided into 4 series: Series I - Mt. Hope Cemetery, Series II - Evergreen Cemetery, Series III - Fairview Cemetery, and Series IV - Historic Burying Grounds. The Mt. Hope Cemetery...
Scope and Contents note This series includes microfilm produced by the Cemetery Division between 1980-1981. Records filmed include interment cards, lot index cards and lot plan cards. The interment cards are filed alphabetically within each cemetery and may include name, lot #, location, proprietor, date of interment, age, date of death, place of death, cause of death and undertaker. The 19th century cards for Mt. Hope Cemetery and the Historic Burying Grounds do not provide cause of death. The cards for the Historic...
Item — Publications: PB 033
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. Central administrative files are those of the chief administrator and staff, who were responsible for overseeing the daily operations of BHA and carrying out policies and programs approved by the authority's board of commissioners until 1980, when the authority...
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. Until 1980, when BHA was placed in receivership, overall policy- and decision-making power was vested in its board of commissioners, while responsibility for daily administration was vested in an administrator and staff. The administrator attended regular...
Scope and Contents note This series includes the central files of the staff of the Boston Housing Authority on the individual housing developments under their control. The files are arranged under the authority establishing the developments and within those categories by each development project. The Federally-Aided Developments for Families of Low Income were established under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended and were constructed between 1938 and 1973. The State-Aided Developments for Veterans' Families or...
Scope and Contents note The Central Legislative files include copies of legislation and correspondence relating to public housing in general and the Boston Housing Authority. This collection is divided into 3 series: Federal Legislation, State Legislation and internal legislation of the Boston Housing Authority. The original order and file names were retained. The files are generally chronological within each series.
Scope and Contents Files from 1972-2002 arranged alphabetically by address. Files from 2003-2014 are arranged chronologically. Files generally include copy of the certificate, inspection reports and other materials submitted during the application process.
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. Beginning in l975, BHA participated in the CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) program by which the federal government subsidized jobs for unskilled and minority workers. The program was administered through the Public Service Employment Program of...
Scope and Contents note The records in this collection encompass the years 1862-1990 and are varied in nature. There is one volume of personnel records and one volume containing statistics for the jail. A couple of logbooks document various occurrences at the Jail. These include deaths, cases of insanity, escapes, paupers, sentences, and punishments. A number of other logbooks document personal property transfers, emergency contacts for inmates, as well as the daily population and guard schedule. The Daily Commitments...
Scope and Contents Graduation program from 1912.
Scope and Contents Includes financial records of the Charlestown Free School Fund which provided support for the public schools in Charlestown.
Scope and Contents Includes a register of visitors to the School, 1852-1872; framed portraits of the classes of 1926 and 1927; photograph album of Class of 1937; graduation programs, 1873-1885, 1878-1987, 1991-1992; and yearbooks, 1926-1933, 1935, 1937-1944, 1946-1950, 1952-1954, 1957-1970, 1972, 1974-1975, 1977-1979, and 1990-2005.
Scope and Contents note The records in this collection consist entirely of the annual reports of the Children’s Institutions Department. These reports span the dates 1898 through 1920 with gaps for the years 1899-1900 and 1914-1915. The reports provide statistical data for each institution under the control of the Department as well as reports from the individual superintendants for each institution. Included are summaries of the Department’s operations for the previous fiscal year, comparison to the fiscal year...
Scope and Contents This collection includes transcribed registers of church records, as well as, original church records of defunct churches. Records include baptisms, marriages, deaths, communicants, covenants, admissions, dismissals, members, and gneral church history. The collection amounts to 74 columes and spans the years from 1630-1889. The collection includes local congregations of Baptist, Congregational, Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterian, Protestant Episcopal, and Unitarian denominations.
Scope and Contents note Letters sent by the Mayor to all department heads. These volumes include the circular letters received by the Fire Commissioner.
Item — Publications: PB 004
Scope and Contents Boston Recollections: The Boston History Calendar, 2001, compiled and produced by the Archives Division staff.
Scope and Contents note The City Census records span the years 1820-1855 and are divided into two series: Returns and Report. The collection includes returns for the city censuses of 1820, 1835, 1837, 1840, 1850, and 1855. The 1820 census returns include volumes for wards 5, 9, 11, and 12 only. These volumes list names, property ownership, buildings and livestock. The 1835 census returns include 12 volumes, one for each ward and South Boston, as well as a map for ward 4 and commentary. The 1837 census returns...
Series — Box: Small Collection, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents note Includes photographs documenting greetings from Boston, England for 225th anniversary in 1955; one photograph of City Clerk Wilfred Doyle, circa 1928; and one photograph of unidentified individual in City Clerk's Office (possibly City Clerk Edward J. Donovan), 1907.
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,...
Collection — Box: Early Records #4, Folder: 1-6
Scope and Contents note This collection is divided into two series. Series I: Committee records includes the notes, minutes, reports and orders of the Committee. Series II: Correspondence includes the letters received in response to the Committee's October 1849 inquiry to specific physicians, and also the letters received in March and April 1850 in response to the circular sent to the Massachusetts Medical Society.
Collection — Box: Early Records #2, Folder: 14-15
Scope and Contents note The South Boston Memorial is a long petition signed by nine men including Isaac Adams which was presented to the Mayor on June 10, 1847. It expressed concerns regarding the need for paved and graded streets, pure water, and expenditures for services such as lighting, police, and schools in South Boston. The Petition for Reservoir and Public Square is a shorter document signed by numerous citizens, dated June 14, 1848.
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...
Series — Box: Early Records #1, Folder: 5-8
Scope and Contents note This collection is composed primarily of reports. Some reports are from Directors of the House of Industry to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commmon Council. These generally cover such items as property inventories, statements of receipts and expenditures, and tallies of inmates accepted and discharged. Others are from Joint Committees composed of both branches of City Council which are reporting about the House of Industry. A copy of the legislation granting authority to the Directors of the House...
Series — Box: Early Records #3, Folder: 13-14
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of the records of the Water Committtee during its consideration in 1845 of Spot Pond as a source of pure water for the City of Boston. In addition to motions and minutes, it contains correspondence about measuring the water at Spot Pond, citizen resolutions in favor of the introduction of pure water, and petitions in support of the Spot Pond Aqueduct Project.
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...
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.
Scope and Contents Records of committees appointed to oversee public celebrations for primarily the Fourth of July but also including Bunker Hill Day, Patriots' Day, Labor Day, Eulogies, etc. Includes correspondence, applications, programs, tickets, entertainment applications, etc.
Scope and Contents note The Committee on the Army and Navy Monument Collection includes the records of the various City Council committees created during the years 1866, 1870-1871 and 1877. In 1866, a committee was formed to procure designs and select a site for the monument. In 1870, a second committee was created to obtain designs for the monument. In 1871, a committee was created to organize the celebration of the laying of the cornerstone of the monument. In 1877, a committee was created to organize the...
City Council correspondence relating to the Sale of Eastern Township Land owned by City of Boston in Maine
Series — Box: Early Records #2, Folder: 1-2
Scope and Contents note These materials are primarily composed of letters from Hill & Starrett to Mayor Harrison Gray Otis or Francis Jackson, Land Commissioner. They also include offers or inquiries from various persons interested in purchasing the property. Two or three copies of letters from Mayor Otis are included. A hand-drawn map of the property can be found in the City Council Docket Documents, # 1833-0074-B3.
Scope and Contents note The records of the Joint Committee on Alien Passengers span the years 1847-1848. Records of the Consulting Physicians from the 1830s which were found stored with the Alien Passenger Committee records were separated. The collection includes records not only created by the Committee but also submitted to the Committee by private citizens, the Inspector of Alien Passengers, the Port Physician, and the Resident Physician at the Deer Island Hospital. The Committee on Alien Passengers collection...
Scope and Contents note The records of the Committee on the Extension of Faneuil Hall Market span the years 1823-1828 with the bulk of the material from 1824-1826. The collection is divided into three series: Records, Proceedings, and Account Book. The records of the Committee were previously stored in bundles. The titles of the groups of records, taken from the wrappers of the bundles, were retained and used at the subseries level. The Records series is broken down into 9 subseries. Loose material was...
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...
Series — Box: 1
Scope and Contents City Council orders to the Board of Street Commissioners relative to laying out streets, extending streets and providing estimates.
Scope and Contents Photograph album documenting city boundary perambulation of 1896 by the City Council and framed portrait of members of the City Council of 1925.
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...
Series — Box: Early Records #2, Folder: 12-13
Scope and Contents note Rainsford Island, in Boston Harbor, was used as a quarantine facility beginning in 1737. This collection of reports by Island Keeper Moses L. Hobart, includes about 40 items. They cover the period from January 9, 1822 through November 30, 1822. In the winter season the reports have to do with such maintenance concerns as painting and repairs. By the end of May, the reports concern the arrival of sailing ships (mostly brigs, but also schooners and sloops). The name and captain of...
Scope and Contents Brian J. McLaughlin served as City Councilor for District 9: Allston-Brighton from 1984-1995. Includes subject files, reports, correspondence, etc. This collection is unprocessed.
Scope and Contents Lawrence S. DiCara served as a City Councilor from 1972-1981. He served as President of the Council in 1978. Includes subject files, reports, correspondence, etc. This collection is unprocessed.
Scope and Contents Mayor Thomas M. Menino served as City Councilor for District 5: Hyde Park, West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain from 1984-1993. He served as President of the Council in 1993. Includes correspondence and subject files.
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.
Scope and Contents Records from the suit brought by the City of Boston against manufacturers of materials containing asbestos for reimbursement for the cost of abatement of the asbestos in public buildings. Includes contracts of city-owned buildings from 1923-1971 that were used as exhibits in the case. Buildings include schools, libraries, fire stations, police stations, city hospital, etc. Also includes records from the case itself.
Scope and Contents note The City of Charlestown records extend approximately 24 cubic feet and cover the period from 1725–1875. 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...
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 -...
Scope and Contents Annual reports and other publications produced by the Planning Board. Includes publications documenting urban renewal, zoning, capital improvements, transportation and public buildings. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.
Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents note Includes minutes of the City Planning Board from 2 November 1954-8 June 1956, 1958, 1960 and 1962.
Scope and Contents Includes bound volumes of issues of the City Record from 1898-1900, 1909-1960, 1972 October-1980 and 1984-1988 and loose copies of the City Record from 1969-1988 with gaps and 2000-2010 with gaps.
Scope and Contents Two letter-copy volumes of City Treasurer correspondence.
Scope and Contents City Treasurer's files of departmental correspondence, Commonwealth departmental correspondence and correspondence with banks. This collection is unprocessed.
Scope and Contents note Includes record of City Wharfage, 1829-1832; List of Vessels laying at City Wharf, 1829-1831; and financial journals, 1829-1832 and 1839-1841. City Wharfage volume lists date, name of vessel, list of items on board and charge. Vessels laying at City Wharf volume lists date, name of vessel, place, master, owner or agent, time of leaving, number of days at wharf, and fee.
Abstract The Citywide Parents Council, Inc. (CPC) was a community/school based, non-profit, advisory organization established by Federal District Court mandate (Judge Arthur Garrity in the case of Tallulah Morgan vs. James Hennigan) in 1974. The CPC operated as an autonomous entity of the school system from 1974 to 2004. The Citywide Parents Council Records document the organization's mission to foster parental involvement in the schools, provide positive input into educational policies, and hold the...
Scope and Contents Deeds and releases for property and easements taken for the Cochituate Water Works and index to deeds. Also includes Church Street District deeds.
- Photographs 99
- Minutes (Records) 42
- Annual reports 40
- Correspondence 30
- Streets 30
- Municipal government -- Massachusetts -- Boston 28
- Public buildings 27
- Yearbooks 27
- Public housing 24
- Public schools 24
- Finance, Public 23
- Litigation 21
- Municipal finance 21
- Municipal officials and employees 21
- Housing authorities 20
- Boston (Mass.) -- Politics and Government 18
- Mayors -- Massachusetts -- Boston 18
- Schools 18
- Courts 17
- Licenses 17 ∧ less
- Boston Public Schools 105
- Boston (Mass.). City Clerk 71
- Boston (Mass.). City Council 44
- Boston (Mass.). Treasury Department 40
- Boston (Mass.). Law Department 37
- Boston (Mass.). Office of the Mayor 33
- Boston (Mass.). Public Works Department 33
- Boston (Mass.). Fire Department 26
- Boston (Mass.). Assessing Department 24
- Boston Housing Authority 23
- Boston (Mass.). Auditing Department 22
- Suffolk County (Mass.) 22
- Boston (Mass.). Election Department 14
- Boston (Mass.). School Committee 14
- Boston (Mass.). Inspectional Services Department 13
- Boston (Mass.). Building Department 12
- Boston (Mass.). Licensing Board 12
- Boston (Mass.). Police Department 12
- Boston (Mass.). Engineering Department 11
- Boston (Mass.). Parks and Recreation Department 10 ∧ less