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Scope and Contents Lists of names of individuals drawn for jury service. Includes date drawn and court of service.
Item — Volume: 1
Scope and Contents note Printed list of qualified male voters for 1889 kept in the Mayor's Office.
Scope and Contents note Registers recording names of firemen, engine company, date admitted and discharged. Beginning in 1837, compensation was given to firemen who served for six consecutive months with the same engine company.
Series — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Printed lists of the names of constables appointed, 1877-1891.
Scope and Contents Lists of Officials and Employees include the name, address, designation (job title), compensation, date of election or appointment, and for some years the date first entered the employ of the City or County for all officials and employees of the City of Boston and Suffolk County. Volumes exist for the years 1888 and 1905-1966 excluding 1919 and 1921.
Series — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Handwritten lists of Special Laws and Statutes of the Massachusetts Legislature relating to the City of Boston.
Series — Volumes: 1-80
Scope and Contents Lists of women's names and addresses arranged by ward and precinct.
Scope and Contents Photograph of Longfellow class, circa 1908.
Scope and Contents note The Louise Day Hicks papers consist of two boxes of various documents written and collected by Louise Days Hicks during the 1970s. The papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, and legal documents. Many of the papers detail the period of public school desegregation and busing in Boston during the 1970s. The correspondence is the most extensive part of the collection and includes letters written mostly between the years 1974 and 1975 which are addressed to Louise...
Item — Frame: 1
Scope and Contents Framed photograph of the Class of 1925.
Scope and Contents Yearbook for 1979.
Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents note Manual of the Public Schools of the City of Boston is a serial publication, which includes listings of schools, school districts, school officials and employees in the School Department of the City of Boston. The collection includes manuals from 1869-1973 with gaps. The volume for 1972 is entitled “Directory of the Public Schools of the City of Boston” and the volume for 1973 is entitled “Personnel Directory of the Public Schools of the City of Boston. The collection consists of 68 volumes. The...
Scope and Contents note The records for the Marcella-street Home consist of only one volume. This volume is a register of those children sentenced by the court who entered the Marcella-street Home from its opening in April 1877 through its closing in November 1898. The Marcella-street Home housed only boys from the time of its opening until 1881 when girls were transferred there from the Almshouse at Deer Island. Entries for girls begin to appear in the register in October 1881. The register recorded a...
Series — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Includes class photographs from 1972-1975, 1978-1984, 1986-1988, 1991 and 2000.
Scope and Contents note This collection represents the records that were created and collected by the clerk’s office as a result of Statute 1862, c.198, the Certificate of Married Women doing Business on a Separate Account. Each certificate filed includes her name and the name of her husband, the nature of the business and location, the street and number of the location. Should any woman fail to record her separate business the husband was allowed to do so on her behalf. The certificate also lists the date and time...
Scope and Contents Class portraits from 1940 and 1947.
Scope and Contents Includes panoramic photographs of the graduating classes of 1922-1923, 1925, 1927-1928, 1930, 1932, 1934-1935, 1938-1939, 1941 and 1945-1952; and a diploma from 1932.
Scope and Contents note This series contains 10 boxes of scrapbooks, 1 box of ephemera (in box 11), and 1 box of framed certificates (in box 12). The only notable gaps in time between scrapbooks are August 13 1934 - September 29, 1934 and September 3, 1935 and October 8, 1935. Box 11 contains a guest book ranging from February 7, 1934 to January 31, 1938, four copies of speeches (1 inauguration speech, and 3 annual addresses), 2 pages of a copied newspaper article, and a pamphlet issued to attendees of the...
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...
Scope and Contents The Mayor John B. Hynes collection contains personal papers of the former mayor collected after his time in office. The papers include personal correspondence, employment and miltary service records, and various forms of personal memorabilia including certificates, awards, diplomas, poetry and writings, photographs, newspaper clippings, and multiple scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and articles from Hynes's early tenure as mayor in 1950 and 1951.
Scope and Contents Photographs documenting the administration of Mayor John F. Collins, 1960-1967.
Scope and Contents Records of the administration of Mayor John F. Collins, 1960-1967. Includes correspondence, subject files, reports, briefings, speeches, photographs and memorabilia.
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."
Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Portrait of Mayor Joseph Wightman who served as Mayor of Boston in 1861-1862. This portrait was most likely created circa 1880-1900 as part of the set of portraits of Mayors which were hung in the Old City Hall. It is a photographic portrait on a metal plate and measures 15" x 18".
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...
Scope and Contents note A majority of the documents in this collection, particularly correspondences, are from the years after Nichols was city mayor. Many of the documents are speeches written by Nichols for radio addresses to the public as well as general addresses, lectures, and commencements. There are two photographs in this collection and two books. One book contains circulars, newspaper clippings, and campaign ephemera, all from 1925. The second book, titled "The Standard Diary 1933" contains...
Scope and Contents note The records in this series include scrapbooks containing solely newspaper clippings. Box 1 contains a black book with no visible volume number that contains newspaper clippings from Tobin's campaigning days. Boxes 1 and 2 cover the years 1940 to 1942 which is the bulk of Tobin's time as mayor and neither box contains notable gaps. Box 3 continues the timeline of prior 2 boxes but with an 8 month gap between the last two volumes and the volume before it. Box #4 is timelined from 1942 to 1944...
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...
Series — Box: 1-4
Scope and Contents Includes two compilation volumes of adresses from 1822-1867 and printed copies of annual and inaugural addresses of the Mayor from 1824-1980 with gaps.
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...
Scope and Contents Requests by the Mayor to the City Treasurer to pay persons named the sums listed. From 1820-1822, the requests are made by the Selectmen.
Collection — Box: 3, Drawer: 1, Box: 5
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of the copies of records filed in the Office of the City Clerk by the Mayor’s Office of Cable Communications for public inspection pursuant to 207 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulations) 3.00. These records span the dates 1980 – 2003, with bulk dates of 1980 – 1984 and 1996 - 2003. Present within these records are proposals/applications, reports, correspondence, documents pertaining to public hearings, plans and maps, contracts, and cable licenses. There is also an...
Scope and Contents Includes administrative files, program files, Director's files, subject files, correspondence and photographs. This collection is unprocessed.
Scope and Contents Records of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice formerly called the Mayor's Safe Street Act Advisory Committee. Includes forms, correspondence and directives concerning MOCJ and LEAA policies and procedures and project files for each awarded grant consisting of grant applications, related budget and contract documents, and project reports. This collection is unprocessed.
Scope and Contents Memorial volumes ordered to be printed by the City Council. Includes memorials of prominent men, anniversary celebrations and dedications of buildings and monuments.
Scope and Contents Includes audiotapes of hearings, 1981-2004.
Collection — Box: 16
Scope and Contents Includes Executive Director files, administrative files, general files, committee minutes, Model Neighborhood Board minutes and files, budgets, reports, policies and procedures, and publications. This collection is unprocessed.
Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Printed copies of the monthly statements of the Sinking Funds submitted to the Mayor and City Council.
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of records of the City's Law Department concerning the "School Cases" relating to desegregation in the late 1960s-1970s. The major case represented in this collection is Tallulah Morgan et al. v. James Hennigan et al. (later known as Morgan v. Kerrigan, Morgan v. McDonough, Morgan v. Sullivan, etc. due to the changes in the School Committee presidency). Also included in this collection are files of the following two cases: Boston School Committee v. Board of Education...
Scope and Contents This collection has been arranged in five series spanning from 1975 to 1993: Office of Superintendent's Morgan Case Master File; Morgan Case Files; Log Officer’s Correspondence File; Subject File; and Lawsuits Other Than Morgan. The working papers in the case files contain drafts, memos, notes, etc. documenting the thought process behind the official record. Papers in this collection include original drafts of defendants’ answers to complaints; orders; memoranda; motions; depositions; rulings;...
Scope and Contents Mortgages of Personal Property filed with the City Clerk's Office. Personal property mortgages were filed separately up until the enactment of the Uniform Commercial Code in 1958. Includes grantor/grantee indexes, 1832-1854; grantor indexes, 1854-1954; grantee indexes, 1870-1958; entry books, 1853-1956; record of mortgages, 1832-1958; and a consolidated grantor index of mortgages and tax liens, 1959-1973.
Series — Volumes: 1-15
Scope and Contents Cashbooks for Mt. Hope Cemetery from 1886-1923. Volumes for 1916-1918 missing. Includes owner of lot, undertaker, person buried and location of lot.
Scope and Contents note The Mt. Hope Cemetery collection consists of 47 cubic feet of records and spans the period of 1876-2002 with gaps. Among the records of Mt. Hope Cemetery are burial permits and orders from 1926-1956, foundation orders from 1905-1939, orders from 1903-1939, records of permits from 1876, lots and prep care, deeds 1929-1939, lot sales from 1917-1936, receipts from 1930-1936, interment orders from 1953-1967 with gaps, and field interment orders from 1953-2002 with gaps.
Scope and Contents Files of the Office of Labor Relations relating to collective bargaining negotiations with city employee unions. The bulk of the files cover the period 1970-1990.
Scope and Contents Includes administrative files, financial records, applications, case files and project publicity files. This collection is unprocessed.
Item — Publications: PB 23
Scope and Contents Two bound volumes of contracts executed for the construction of the new Suffolk County Courthouse at Pemberton Square. Includes contracts, specifications and correspondence.
Scope and Contents One volume of news clippings of court decisions relating to streets.
Scope and Contents Includes scrapbooks of news clippings, 1941-1943 and 1946-1958 and news clippings compiled by the Office of Communications, April 1985-February 1988 and 1993-2000 on topics relating to the Boston Public Schools.
Scope and Contents Includes issues of the Boston Chronicle, 2-9 May 1768 and the Columbian Centinel, 31 January 1795.
Scope and Contents Notices filed with the City Clerk of applications to become a citizen by Section 3 of Chapter 345 of the Acts of 1885. Includes one volume recording filings, 1885-1895 and filings, 1885-1900.
Series — Box: City Clerk 1
Scope and Contents Includes notices of livestock, money and other valuables found in the city.
Scope and Contents Includes two volumes documenting complaints of nuisances and disposition of complaints for 1825-1826 and 1828.
Scope and Contents Objects kept in the custody of the City Clerk. Includes a gold pen belonging to the Clerk of the Common Council from 1845, the baton used by the Chief Marshals at the parades celebrating the 250th and 350th anniversary of the settlement of Boston, the city seals of Boston, Roxbury and Hyde Park, a minor's bootblack badge and a minor's newsboy badge.
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...
Series — Box: Early Records #5, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents note This collection contains bills and receipts in conncection with the military services of various cavalry, infantry, and artillery units of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. Payments are detailed for ammunitions supplies such as musket balls, carbine cartridges, and ball cartridges purchased from William Read. Co. The file also includes several writs of attachment which seem to have resulted from a contractual dispute over unpaid bills for refreshments for the Light Guards.
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.
Scope and Contents Undated photograph of the Old Franklin School in use as a veterans' post. The school was built in 1845.
Series — Box: 1
Scope and Contents note Legal opinions of the Corporation Counsel provided at the request of the City Auditor.
Series — Box: 1
Series — Box: 1
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.
Scope and Contents Pamphlet published in 1823 by the Overseers of the Poor, providing their account of the controversy between the Overseers and the City Council pertaining to the authority over the Almshouse and the new House of Industry and two reports to the City Council from 1823 and 1825.
Series — Box: Early Records #1, Folder: 15-17
Scope and Contents Bundle of "old papers and memorandum respecting the town's rights and the boundaries of estates on the dock with some old plans." Includes both original documents and extracts from town records.
Scope and Contents Microfilm copies of proceedings of Parks Commission, 1875-1963 with gaps. Original records remain in the custody of the Parks and Recreation Department. Includes summary minutes of the meetings of the Parks Commission. Original volumes (1875-1983 with gaps) have been scanned and are available on the Internet Archive.
Scope and Contents Includes copies of annual reports for the years 1875-1877, 1881, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1892, 1894-1895, 1907, 1910, 1920, 1938-1954, 1956-1966, 1968-1970, 1972-1974, 1984 and 1989; "Notes on the Plan of Franklin Park and Related Matters", 1886; "Preliminary Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Parks with Plans and Estimates for a Zoological Garden at Franklin Park and an Aquarium at Marine Park", 1910; "Special Report", 1925; "Future Parks, Playgrounds and Parkways", 1925; and...
Scope and Contents note The photographs in this collection represent visual documentation of various improvements to active and passive recreation facilities in Boston. The Parks and Recreation Department, Engineering Division administered the improvement projects. The photographs record work done by contractors and architects between 1968 adn 1984. They were a part of the City of Boston Archives accession #99013, which also contained maps and plans. The original order of the collection was adhered to with...
Scope and Contents note This series consists of 5.5 cubic feet of records from the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. The records cover the dates from 1880-1992, with bulk dates of 1885-1960. These records deal with various park projects of the Boston Parks Department (and its predecessors) from the 1880s through the early 1970s. Documents include land takings, deeds, land transfers, sales of land, leases, as well as other legal agreements between the Boston Parks Department (or its predecessors) and government...
Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Boston Parks Department Engineering Division plans. Includes plans produced for Boston Common, Fens, Airport, Commonwealth Avenue, Franklin Park, Copley Square and other projects.
Scope and Contents note The documents in this series are primarily correspondence between zoo workers, exotic animal suppliers, and zoo patrons. The dates range from 1951 to 1957 during which time James A. Walsh was deputy commissioner of the Boston Parks Department; therefore, the majority of correspondences are to or from him. During this time period, the park was in a period of expansion and many documents refer to the cost of purchasing animals as well as park supplies. A notable example of this is the file title...
Scope and Contents Panoramic photographs of the graduating classes of 1943, 1947-1950 and 1952-1954.
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous records documenting payroll for various departments. Includes Fire Department, 1829-1868 with gaps; Schools, 1833-1870 with gaps; Police, 1869-1870; Water Works, 1869-1870; Chestnut Hill Reservoir, 1868-1869; Lamps, 1869-1870; Paving, 1869-1870; Health, 1868-1869, Auditing, 1875-1885; Welfare, 1920-1923; and Institutions, 1922-1923.
Scope and Contents Payroll lists for the Fire Department from 1876-1884, 1886-1889, 1902-1907, 1916-1924, 1927-1930, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1956-1969 and 1972.
Scope and Contents Plans filed with building permits on aperture cards. Contact the Inspectional Services Department, Building Division for access to plans.
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous building/alteration permits and logs of permits issued and applications filed. Includes permits to do alterations, 1874-1876, 1886 and 1888; logs of daily entry sheets of new construction, alterations, elevators, fire escapes, takedowns, etc., 1946-1947, 1950-1959, logs of gas fitting permits, 1939, 1953-1963; log of electrical permits, 1956-1959, log of plumbing permits, 1953-1957; log of applications to install boilers, engines, ovens, sprinklers, etc., 1958-1962; log of unsafe...
Scope and Contents note The Record Commissioners during the years 1891-1894 compiled the “Personal Records” of the members of the Board of Aldermen and Common Council. The collection includes forms from members of the City Councils from 1861-1890. Gaps do exist throughout this span. The publication “A Catalogue of the city councils of Boston, Roxbury, Charlestown…” printed by order of the City Council, 1909 contains a list of all the members of the City Councils from 1822-1909 with a biographical notes number. William...
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. Following a lawsuit brought in the Housing Court of the City of Boston, a master was appointed in 1975, a consent decree was issued in 1977, and a receiver was appointed by the Superior Court for Suffolk County in 1980 to administer BHA. Personnel administration...
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents note Collection of color slides of buildings, events and scenes in Boston donated to the City Archives by photographer Peter Dreyer. The photographs reflect various locations in and around the Boston area. Examples of subjects include the Boston Public Garden, the Massachusetts State House, the John Hancock Tower, and the Prudential Tower. There is also an extensive group of photographs of the Tall Ships when they returned to Boston in 1980 as part of the celebration for Boston's 350th anniversary.
- Photographs 98
- Minutes (Records) 42
- Annual reports 40
- Correspondence 30
- Streets 29
- 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
- Courts 17
- Licenses 17
- Public health 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.). Public Works Department 33
- Boston (Mass.). Office of the Mayor 32
- Boston (Mass.). Assessing Department 24
- Boston (Mass.). Fire 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.). Building Department 12
- Boston (Mass.). Inspectional Services 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