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Boston (Mass.). Archives and Records Management Division


Historical note

The City Archives, administered by the Archives and Records Management division of the City Clerk's Office, is charged with a special role in protecting and managing the recorded information of the City of Boston. Established by the Statutes of the Commonwealth, Chapter 68, Acts of 1988, the mission of the City Archives is to protect and preserve the permanent official public records of Boston municipal government including those of "any city department, agency, board, office, commission or public corporation" since its founding in 1630; to document, arrange and provide day to day access to these archives; and to assist city departments with cost effective records management practices.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Archives Division administrative records

Identifier: 0320.001
Scope and Contents note Administrative files kept by the City Archivist. Includes correspondence, reports, clippings and a daily journal.

Archives Survey project files

Identifier: 7600.003
Scope and Contents Records of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant funded archives survey project to conduct a retrospective citywide survey of departmental records. Includes inventories, site visit notes, interviews, departmental history research notes, statistics, administrative and financial records.

City Archives publications

 Item — Publications: PB 004
Identifier: 0320.002
Scope and Contents Boston Recollections: The Boston History Calendar, 2001, compiled and produced by the Archives Division staff.