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Boston (Mass.). Office of the Mayor

 Organization

Historical note

Boston was incorporated as a city on February 23, 1822 by Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821. This act was adopted by the voters on March 4, 1822. The City Charter established the form of government as a Mayor; a Board of Aldermen, consisting of eight elected at large; and a Common Council, of forty-eight elected by wards; to be called when conjoined, ‘the City Council.” The Mayor and Aldermen were vested with the administration of the police, and executive power of the corporation generally, with specific enumerated powers. All other powers belonging to the corporation were vested in the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council exercised by concurrent vote.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Executive Department reports

 Series
Identifier: 0200.005
Scope and Contents Bound volumes of departmental annual reports submitted to the Mayor. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.
Dates: 1890-1911 with gaps

Intergovernmental Relations records

 Series
Identifier: 0275.001
Scope and Contents Subject files pertaining to topics such as Boston's bids for the 2000 and 2004 Democratic National Conventions, City to City Boston's Leadership Exchange, remarks and Correspondence of Mayors Flynn and Menino, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Also includes photographs and videotapes from Boston's bid for the 2000 Democratic National Convention.
Dates: 1988-2003

Mayor John F. Collins records

 Collection
Identifier: 0244.001
Scope and Contents Records of the administration of Mayor John F. Collins, 1960-1967. Includes correspondence, subject files, reports, briefings, speeches, photographs and memorabilia.
Dates: circa 1960-1967

Office of the Mayor reports and publications

 Series
Identifier: 0200.006
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.
Dates: circa 1895-2000