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Registry Department annual reports and publications

Identifier: 0330.003
Scope and Contents Includes copies of Annual Reports for the years 1868, 1870-1871, 1873-1883, 1885, 1892-1898, 1900-1905, 1907-1910; indexes to Births in the City of Boston for the years 1923, 1928, 1931, 1934, 1945-1947, 1949-1951, 1953-1959, 1961-1967; index to marriage intentions and marriages recorded in 1894; "Bills of Mortality 1810-1849; "List of Freemen 1630-1678"; "A Series of Plans Showing the Existing Ways and Owners of Property 1630, 1635, 1640, 1645" published in 1909; and "Maps of the Street Lines...

Registry Division administrative records

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...

Religious Societies filings

Identifier: 0301.010
Scope and Contents Articles of incorporation of Religious Societies filed with the City Clerk. Filing with the City Clerk was discontinued by Section 15 of Chapter 291 of the Acts of 1918.

Rent Board proceedings

Identifier: 9705.002
Scope and Contents Includes minutes, docket books and related material of the Boston Rent Board.

Rent Equity Board records

Identifier: 9705.001

Rental Housing Resource Center minutes

Identifier: 9705.003

Report of the Superintendent of the Boston Lunatic Hospital and Physician of the Public Institutions at South Boston

 Item — Box: Early Records #5, Folder: 6
Identifier: 0140.025
Scope and Contents note The Physician of the Boston Lunatic Hospital summarized the period from July 1, 1840 to June 30, 1841. In numerical tables and in prose, the report categorizes the admissions and discharges, the patients' ages occupations and marital status, and the duration and causes of their insanity. Separate tables provide admission and discharge statistics for diseases suffered by patients of the House of Industry hospital and at the House of Corrections hospital.

Reports and publications relating to public housing

Identifier: 9000.018
Scope and Contents note This series is a collection of reports and publications relating to public housing kept with the Boston Housing Authority central files. Includes handbooks, pamphlets, reports, articles, newsletters, etc. The publications are arranged chronologically with undated material at the end.

Research Office files

Identifier: 0100.008
Scope and Contents Files relating to the issue of the conditions and relocation of the Charles Street Jail. This collection is unprocessed.

Residence affidavits

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 0301.040

Retirement Board annual reports and publications

Identifier: 2700.003
Scope and Contents Includes copies of annual reports of the Boston Retirement Board for the years 1959-1968 and 1971 and miscellaneous publications. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.

Retirement Board ledgers

Identifier: 2700.002
Scope and Contents Financial ledgers of the Retirement Board for the years 1923-1966, 1990-1992 and 1995.

Retirement Board proceedings

Identifier: 2700.001
Scope and Contents Includes minutes and hearings of the Boston Retirement Board, 1922-1932 and 1934-1962.

Retirement orders

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: 0600.001
Scope and Contents One volume of retirement orders received by the Auditing Department from the Board of Police, 1878-1903. Includes form documenting name of officer retired, placement on pension roll and amount to be received.

Returns of corporations

 Series — Volume: 1
Identifier: 2100.018
Scope and Contents In accordance with Chapter 283 of the Acts of 1865, the Assessors made returns of corporations located in the City of Boston or owning real estate in the City of Boston with a statement in detail of the value of works, structures, real estate and machinery and amount of taxes assessed. Includes one volume of returns for 1865-1875.

Returns of votes cast

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 0301.026
Scope and Contents Returns of votes cast for presidential electors, county offices, amendments and city offices filed with the City Clerk's Office.

Riot cases

Identifier: 0700.020
Scope and Contents note This series contains a wide variety of documents relating to both the 1967 and 1968 riots, including but not limited to: fire reports, auditor reports, case law, police journals, and damage claims. All files are created and organized by the original creator, Theodore R. Stanley, who acted as Assistant Corporation Counsel. Mr. Stanley represented several businesses in the Blue Hill Avenue of Roxbury, many of whom still exist, who were bringing a suit to the city for damage compensation following...

Robert Gould Shaw School photographs

Identifier: 0420.060
Scope and Contents Includes photograph of unidentified class of the Robert Gould Shaw School, circa 1900; and panoramic photographs of the classes of 1960 and 1963.

Rochambeau School photographs

Identifier: 0420.052
Scope and Contents Class portraits from 1940 and 1947.

Roger Wolcott School diploma

Identifier: 0420.067
Scope and Contents Diploma from the Roger Wolcott School, 1912.

Rose F. Kennedy Greenway files

Identifier: 0700.015

Roslindale High School records

Identifier: 0420.054
Scope and Contents Roslindale High School was renamed West Roxbury High School in 1977. Includes yearbooks from 1937-1976, graduation programs, student magazines and four 16mm film reels of football games between Roslindale and Brighton in 1968 and Roslindale and Boy's Trade on 10 October 1969. See also (New) West Roxbury High School.

Roxbury High School photographs

Identifier: 0420.056
Scope and Contents Includes photographs of headmaster, assistants and students of the Class of 1880; alumni photographs; framed photograph of the Class of 1907; photograph of the Class of 1920; and photograph of 75th anniversary banquet in 1929.

Roxbury High School yearbooks

Identifier: 0420.055
Scope and Contents Yearbook from 1977 and 1980.

Roxbury Memorial High School for Boys yearbooks

Identifier: 0420.057
Scope and Contents Yearbooks for 1936-1937, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1948, 1952-1956, and 1959-1960.

Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls records

Identifier: 0420.058
Scope and Contents Includes yearbooks for 1947, 1949, 1958 and 1960; student newsletter "Enterprises", 1928-1931 with gaps; programs; and photograph of the Class of 1931.

Rules and regulations filed with the City Clerk

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 0301.047

Rules and Regulations of the Boston Public Schools

Identifier: 0400.002
Scope and Contents note The Rules and Regulations of the Boston Public Schools are dated 1877-1879, 1883, 1888, 1895, 1897-1898, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1910, 1919, 1921, 1923, 1927, and 1935. Each volume is divided into two sections. The first describes the rules and structure of the Boston School Committee. The second the regulations of the Boston School Department. Each volume contains a definition of the school districts.

Sample forms

 Series — Flat Box: 1
Identifier: 0600.008

Schedule of trusts

 Series — Volume: 1-4
Identifier: 2100.009
Scope and Contents Volumes containing forms recording the names and addresses of Trustees, Guardians or Executors, and the name of the trust. Includes value of money, interests, and debts owed to the trust; cash on hand; annuities, vessels and parts of vessels, horses and vehicles, furniture exceeding $1000 value; shares in banks; public stocks, railroad bonds, and securities; and other personal property.

School building photographs

Identifier: 0403.002
Scope and Contents Collection of photographs of Boston Public School buildings. Most photographs show exterior views of buildings. A small number include interior views.

School building plans

Identifier: 0430.004
Scope and Contents note 4 sets of plans of closed/obsolete school buildings.

School Committee administrative records

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.

School Committee annual reports and documents

Identifier: 0405.001
Scope and Contents Annual reports and other documents including annual statistics, committee reports, curriculum, courses of study, etc. of the School Department. Includes School Committee annual reports, 1845-1850, 1852-1855, 1857-1963 and School Documents, 1853-1861, 1877, 1879-1905. Also includes Annals of the Primary Schools, 1818-1854; Report of Committee on Drawing, 1870-1877; Report on Accounts, 1869-1877; and budget reports.

School Committee Secretary Desegregation files

Identifier: 0405.004
Overview The School Committee Secretary Desegregation Files date from 1963 to 1984. They are comprised of correspondence, meeting minutes, transcripts, student assignment plans, court orders and news clippings collected by Edward J. Winter; Secretary of the Boston School Committee from 1962 to 1984. Items of interest in this collection include letters from the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), Office of Civil Rights; the United States Attorney General; the Boston Police...

School Committee Secretary reference files

Identifier: 0405.007

School Committee Secretary's circulars

Identifier: 0405.005
Scope and Contents Notices circulated to headmasters, principals and others by the School Committee Secretary. Includes amendments to the Rules and Regulations and salary schedules.

School Department grants

Identifier: 0405.006
Scope and Contents Grants submitted by the Superintendent to the School Committee for approval.

School Department publications

Identifier: 0400.005
Scope and Contents Publications produced by the Boston School Department. Includes Code of Discipline, contracts, handbooks, newsletters, reports, plans, etc.

School History collection

Identifier: 0400.008
Scope and Contents note This is an artificial collection compiled from books and pamphlets transferred from the Campbell Resource Center (formerly the School Committee Administration Library). It includes published works about individual Boston Schools, works by students and faculty, and works about the individual for whom the school was named. The collection is broken down into three series based on the size and format: Pamphlets and small-size publications; Books; and Other publications and information....

Scrapbook of advertisements of property auctions and sales

 Series — Volume: 1
Identifier: 2100.014
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of George A. Comins, Real Estate and Mortgage Broker of news clippings of property auctions and sales. Includes some mentions of the "Burnt District".

Scrapbook of fires

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: 0500.006
Scope and Contents Scrapbook and log of fires in Boston and other towns, 1841-1847.

Scrapbook of school forms

 Item — Volume: 1-2
Identifier: 0400.006
Scope and Contents note Scrapbook of forms used by the School Department, circa 1940. Includes samples of office record cards, attendance and scholarship records, transfer cards, report cards, monthly reports, teacher record cards, etc.

Sewer Division project files

Identifier: 5040.005
Scope and Contents Sewer Division project files on projects at Charles Street Jail, Moon Island, Calf Pasture and Stony Brook. This collection is unprocessed.

Sewer plans

Identifier: 5040.002
Scope and Contents "M" series of sewer plans, circa 1890-1972; and miscellaneous sewer plans, circa 1912-1942. The "M" series includes sewer plans of Stony Brook, Austin Farm, the Fenway, Jamaicaway, Savin Hill Bay and other areas. The miscellaneous plans include West Roxbury sewer plans.

Sewer recordings

Identifier: 5040.003
Scope and Contents Chapter 268 of the Acts of 1903 required, prior to the construction of any sewer, the recording in the Suffolk Registry of Deeds of a statement approved by the Mayor of his intention to construct the sewer, naming the street or describing the land in which the sewer is to be constructed and giving an estimate of the construction. Includes sewer recordings for 1903-1911 and 1929-1958.

Sewer takings and orders to build

Identifier: 5040.007
Scope and Contents Notices of takings and orders to build sewers for the years 1879-1903, 1910-1914, 1916-1917, 1921-1928, 1930-1935, and 1938-1956 and notices of takings for Hyde Park for 1903-1904.

Sidewalk vending licenses

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 5000.012
Scope and Contents Licenses granted to individuals permitting the storage or sale of merchandise in a public street. (Chapter 584 of the Acts of the Legislature of 1907, and amendments thereof) The license includes the name of the individual, the authorized location, and the type of goods to be sold. Majority of licenses appear to permit the sale of food (prepared or fresh), drink, clothing, and other retail goods.

Sign permit index

Identifier: 5460.003
Scope and Contents note Index card file of sign permits approved with information on applicant, location, and dimensions.

Sinking Fund Commissioners proceedings

Identifier: 2420.001
Scope and Contents Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Commissioners on the Sinking Funds for the payment or redemption of the City Debt.

Sinking Fund receipts

Identifier: 2420.005
Scope and Contents Includes receipts, correspondence, etc. of the Sinking Funds.

Sinking Fund requirements

Identifier: 2420.003
Scope and Contents Record of the monthly requirements for the operation of the sinking funds.

Sinking Fund votes

Identifier: 2420.004
Scope and Contents Records of votes taken by the Board of Sinking Fund Commissioners.

South End Landmark District Commission records

Identifier: 5213.001
Scope and Contents Master files and audiotapes documenting the meetings of the Commission.

South End Project Area Committee (SEPAC) records

Identifier: 9707.001
Scope and Contents Includes minutes, correspondence, reports and issues of the SEPAC newspaper.

Special examination reports and photographs

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 5410.010
Scope and Contents Reports of special examinations of buildings in response to complaints of unsafe conditions. Includes photographs of buildings.

Special Orders

Identifier: 0500.002
Scope and Contents Special Orders sent out to all station houses by the Fire Commissioner.

Spectacle Island photograph album

Identifier: 9800.011
Scope and Contents Photograph album documenting Spectacle Island donated to the City Archives.

St. Botolph Architectural Conservation District Commission hearing audiotapes

Identifier: 5217.001
Scope and Contents Includes audiotapes of Commission hearings from 1988-1994.

Stable petitions

Identifier: 7010.004
Scope and Contents Chapter 89 of the Acts of 1889, an "Act Relating to the Use of Buildings in the City of Boston for Stables", transferred the power to regulate stables from the Board of Aldermen to the Board of Health. Includes petitions numbered 1-6696 to occupy stables presented to the Board of Health.

State Representative/City Councilor Raymond L. Flynn records

Identifier: 0246.002
Scope and Contents Includes subject files. correspondence and campaign files of Mayor Flynn during his years as a State Representative and a Boston City Councilor. These records are unprocessed.

Statistics Department publications

Identifier: 3200.001

Stock book

 Series — Volume: 1
Identifier: 2100.019
Scope and Contents One volume labeled "Stock Book" which lists names, number of shares, company and cash value.

Street Department annual reports

Identifier: 5050.001
Scope and Contents Includes copies of Street Department annual reports for 1891, 1893, 1900, 1901, 1903-1906, 1908-1909. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.

Street Laying-Out Department annual reports

 Series — Publications: PB 035
Identifier: 5060.005
Scope and Contents Includes copies of annual reports of the Street Laying-Out Department for the years 1893-1898, 1900-1902, 1904-1908, 1910, 1912-1928, 1930-1934, 1936, 1938-1940, 1942-1943 and 1945-1951. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.

Street Lighting contract

Identifier: 5030.002
Scope and Contents Copy of the Street Lighting Contract between the City of Boston and the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston.

Street Lighting Division records

Identifier: 5030.001
Scope and Contents Records of the Street Lighting Division relating to urban renewal projects, gas lamps and crime.

Street Lighting History collection

Identifier: 5030.003
Scope and Contents note This collection documents the activities of the Boston Public Works Department’s Street Lighting Division. Materials consist primarily of administrative records including contracts, logs, repair orders, lists of lamps, and correspondence. Records also include an information file on street lighting in general, photographs of lamps in Boston and surrounding towns, a scrapbook, and lamp drawings and schematics.

Street listings

Identifier: 5000.003
Scope and Contents Includes two copies of "A Record of the Streets, Alleys, Places, Etc. in the City of Boston" published in 1902 and 1910. These volumes include all streets, the date the street is supposed to have received that name, description of the street, and information on laying out, discontinuance of street and name changes. Also includes copies of "Boston Streets also its avenues, courts, places etc. showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct together...

Street notices

Identifier: 5060.004
Scope and Contents Two volumes of printed public notices of the Board of Street Commissioners relating to laying out streets, land takings and schedules of assessments.

Street numbering records

Identifier: 5410.012
Scope and Contents Includes Building Department copies of notices of changes in street numbering sent by the Public Works Department and street number logs from 1898-1946, 1951-1958 and 1964-1970.

Street Railway locations

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 0301.018
Scope and Contents Includes printed copies of street railway locations granted, 1869-1942 and one index volume of location plans filed with the City Clerk's Office, 1835-1960.

Street survey files

Identifier: 5020.006
Scope and Contents Engineering Division street survey files arranged alphabetically by street name. Includes surveyor notes, plans, calculations, etc. Streets from other cities and towns may also be included.

Student records

Identifier: 0420.001
Scope and Contents Student transcripts, office record cards and attendance records of primarily closed Boston Public Schools. Includes records of the following high schools and programs: Boston Technical High School/Mechanic Arts High School, pre-1952 only; Boston Trade School for Boys, pre 1929 only; Brandeis Vocational High School; Charlestown High School, pre-1917 only; High School of Commerce; Dorchester High School, pre-1946 only; Evening High and Trade Schools, pre-1978 only; Girls' High School; Girls'...

Suffolk County Board of License Commissioners records

Identifier: 8220.001
Scope and Contents note The Suffolk County Board of License Commissioners records consist of 4 series: Series I: Proceedings; Series II: Record of License Applications; Series III: record of Licenses granted: and Series IV: Financial records.

Suffolk County Courthouse project files

Identifier: 8250.002

Suffolk County records

Identifier: 2200.013
Scope and Contents The Auditor for the City of Boston also serves as the Auditor of Suffolk County. The Suffolk County auditing records consist of receipts and expenditures, expense journals, account ledgers, payment records, court and county medical examiner financial records, as well as county payroll records.

Suffolk Deeds, 1629-1697

Identifier: 8240.001
Scope and Contents Includes published volumes of the Suffolk Deeds, Books I-XIV. Members of the Suffolk Bar and others petitioned the Board of Aldermen to have the first volume of the Suffolk deeds printed verbatim. The Mayor approved the order on April 13, 1880 "to have printed, indexed and distributed the first volume of Suffolk deeds." In subsequent years, orders were passed and approved authorizing the printing of volumes II-XIV of the Suffolk deeds.

Suffolk School for Boys lantern slides

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 8500.002
Scope and Contents Collection of lantern slides of views of buildings and inmates of the Suffolk School for Boys (House of Reformation) on Rainsford Island.

Superintendent Lois Harrison-Jones administrative records

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 0410.002
Scope and Contents Subject and correspondence files of Superintendent Lois Harrison Jones. This collection is unprocessed.

Superintendent's annual reports

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 0410.003
Scope and Contents Collection of copies of the published annual reports of the Superintendent for the years 1919-1929, 1931, 1933-1946, 1948, 1950-1957, 1959-1973 and 1979-1985. Annual reports can also be found in the School Committee Annual Reports and Documents series.

Superintendent's circulars

Identifier: 0410.001
Scope and Contents Administrative notices circulated to all school headmasters and principals by the Superintendent, 1899-1936, 1942-1952, and 1962-1990.

Superintendent's record of the number of bathers

Identifier: 4440.001
Scope and Contents Includes records for Arch Wharf, 1866; Dover Street Bridge, 1866; Cambridge Bridge, 1866; East Boston, 1866; and Cabot Street Bath, 1868-1876. Record includes date, number of bathers by time of day, and weather.

Surveying Department annual reports

Identifier: 5070.005

Surveyor plans

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2100.017
Scope and Contents In November of 1876, the Board of Assessors requested an appropriation of $1500 for the purpose of causing the preparation of a set of reduced copies, on tracing cloth, of surveyors' plans of estates, to be used in street and office work in the Assessors' Department. Includes copies of surveyor plans, arranged by neighborhood, which were drawn circa 1856-1877.

Surveyor plans and notes

Identifier: 5070.001
Scope and Contents Plans and files of survey notes of Civil Engineer Charles H.W. Wood Co. Files are numbered 1-1770. This collection is unprocessed.

Surveyors of Highways memorandum book

 Series — Volume: 1
Identifier: 0100.009
Scope and Contents On 18 May 1822, Ephraim Marsh and Abram Babcock were appointed Surveyors Of Highways. The Surveyors of Highways were responsible for all requests concerning highways including paving, removal of trees, repairs of sidewalks etc. On 10 June 1823, the Massachusetts Legislature approved an act giving the City Council the power and authority of electing, if they see fit, the Mayor and Aldermen as Surveyors of Highways. On 18 June 1823, the City Council approved an order appointing the Mayor and...

Tax demands

Identifier: 2410.004
Scope and Contents Record of serving demand for payment of taxes by Constable/Deputy Collector.

Tax title records

Identifier: 2410.003
Scope and Contents Records relating to tax titles. Includes Records of Deeds for Sales of Estates for taxes, Record of Tax Title notices, Record of Tax Title takings, Schedule of Real Estate to be sold for taxes and other miscellaneous records.

Teacher Qualification registers and index

Identifier: 0415.004
Scope and Contents Registers of Certificates of Qualifications of Boston Public School teachers issued by the Board of Supervisors/Superintendents/Examiners. Registers document name, address, education, previous employment, appointments, resignations and death. Also includes a card index by last name of teacher.

Temporary Home for Women and Children records

Identifier: 8720.001
Scope and Contents note The collection includes records of the City Temporary Home also known as the Temporary Home for Women and Children. The collection has been divided into the following four series: Series I. Registers of Inmates admitted; Series II. Indexes to Inmates; Series III: Report of Inmates received and aided at City Temporary Home; Series IV. Administrative records. The inmate registers span the years 1857-1993 with gaps. The registers are recorded chronologically. The volumes from 1857-1862...

Temporary loan records

Identifier: 2400.016

Tenant Services Housing Project files

Identifier: 9000.015
Scope and Contents note This series includes files kept on each housing development by the Tenant Services Office of the Boston Housing Authority. Files include correspondence, memos, reports, etc. concerning management issues, building issues and tenant relations and concerns. Several files did not contain any records. These files have been left in place and marked as "empty folder".

Tenant Services subject files

Identifier: 9000.014
Scope and Contents note This series includes the subject files of the Tenant Services Office of the Boston Housing Authority from 1973-1982. Records include correspondence, memorandum, reports, pamphlets etc. relating to tenant services. The files are arranged alphabetically and original folder titles have been retained. The files begin with the letter "C". It is unclear what may have happened to any files for "A-B" subjects. Some files do not contain any records. The folder have been left in place and marked "empty...

Tenants Policy Council quarterly reports

Identifier: 9000.020
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. Quarterly reports were submitted to BHA by the Boston Public Housing Tenants Policy Council, which was incorporated in 1968 to serve as a liaison between tenants of Boston public housing projects and BHA management. Included in reports are a summary of...

Testimonial to Capt. R. B. Forbes from Citizens of Cork, Ireland

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 0300.009
Scope and Contents On 18 February 1847, a meeting of citizens in Faneuil Hall passed a resolution of sympathy with the people of Ireland suffering from the famine and appointed a committee to receive contributions. The Secretary of the Navy placed the naval vessel the Jamestown at the disposal of the Committee. On 27 March 1847, the vessel under the command of Capt. R. B. Forbes of Boston and loaded with provisions sailed for Ireland. The document is a testimonial to Capt. R. B. Forbes from the Citizens of Cork,...