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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
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.
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.
Scope and Contents Files relating to the issue of the conditions and relocation of the Charles Street Jail. This collection is unprocessed.
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.
Scope and Contents Financial ledgers of the Retirement Board for the years 1923-1966, 1990-1992 and 1995.
Scope and Contents Includes minutes and hearings of the Boston Retirement Board, 1922-1932 and 1934-1962.
Item — Volume: 1
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.
Series — Volume: 1
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.
Series — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Returns of votes cast for presidential electors, county offices, amendments and city offices filed with the City Clerk's Office.
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...
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.
Scope and Contents Class portraits from 1940 and 1947.
Scope and Contents Diploma from the Roger Wolcott School, 1912.
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.
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.
Scope and Contents Yearbook from 1977 and 1980.
Scope and Contents Yearbooks for 1936-1937, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1948, 1952-1956, and 1959-1960.
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.
Series — Box: 1
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.
Series — Volume: 1-4
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.
Scope and Contents Collection of photographs of Boston Public School buildings. Most photographs show exterior views of buildings. A small number include interior views.
Scope and Contents note 4 sets of plans of closed/obsolete school buildings.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Scope and Contents Grants submitted by the Superintendent to the School Committee for approval.
Scope and Contents Publications produced by the Boston School Department. Includes Code of Discipline, contracts, handbooks, newsletters, reports, plans, etc.
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....
Series — Volume: 1
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".
Item — Volume: 1
Scope and Contents Scrapbook and log of fires in Boston and other towns, 1841-1847.
Item — Volume: 1-2
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.
Scope and Contents Sewer Division project files on projects at Charles Street Jail, Moon Island, Calf Pasture and Stony Brook. This collection is unprocessed.
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.
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.
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.
Series — Box: 1
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.
Scope and Contents note Index card file of sign permits approved with information on applicant, location, and dimensions.
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.
Scope and Contents Includes receipts, correspondence, etc. of the Sinking Funds.
Scope and Contents Record of the monthly requirements for the operation of the sinking funds.
Scope and Contents Records of votes taken by the Board of Sinking Fund Commissioners.
Scope and Contents Master files and audiotapes documenting the meetings of the Commission.
Scope and Contents Includes minutes, correspondence, reports and issues of the SEPAC newspaper.
Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Reports of special examinations of buildings in response to complaints of unsafe conditions. Includes photographs of buildings.
Scope and Contents Special Orders sent out to all station houses by the Fire Commissioner.
Scope and Contents Photograph album documenting Spectacle Island donated to the City Archives.
Scope and Contents Includes audiotapes of Commission hearings from 1988-1994.
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.
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.
Series — Volume: 1
Scope and Contents One volume labeled "Stock Book" which lists names, number of shares, company and cash value.
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.
Series — Publications: PB 035
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.
Scope and Contents Copy of the Street Lighting Contract between the City of Boston and the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston.
Scope and Contents Records of the Street Lighting Division relating to urban renewal projects, gas lamps and crime.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Series — Box: 1
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.
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.
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'...
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.
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.
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.
Series — Box: 1
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.
Series — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Subject and correspondence files of Superintendent Lois Harrison Jones. This collection is unprocessed.
Series — Box: 1
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.
Scope and Contents Administrative notices circulated to all school headmasters and principals by the Superintendent, 1899-1936, 1942-1952, and 1962-1990.
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.
Series — Multiple Containers
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.
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.
Series — Volume: 1
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...
Scope and Contents Record of serving demand for payment of taxes by Constable/Deputy Collector.
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.
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.
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...
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".
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...
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...
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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,...
Scope and Contents Photograph of the Class of 1929.
Scope and Contents Includes photograph of the Class of 1926 and diploma from 1926.
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...
Collection — Volumes: 1-30, Flat Box: 2, Flat Box: 3
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...
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  although this date is not conclusive. The majority of the records are either tax based or center around the proceedings of the town...
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...
- 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