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Boston Public Schools

 Organization

Historical note

In 1789, the General Court of the Colony granted authority to “trust to appoint School Committees for the control of the Schools.” In accordance with the provisions of this act, the first School Committee for Boston was chosen October 20, 1789, “to exercise all the Powers relating to the Schools and School Masters, which the Selectmen or such Committees are authorized by the Laws of this Commonwealth on the Votes of this Town to exercise.” Under the reorganized plan of 1789, the public schools of Boston were administered by a committee consisting of twenty-one members, nine selectmen and one member from each of the twelve wards. For administrative purposes, the Board of twenty-one members was divided into various sub-committees. Sub-committees included a visiting committee, a committee to fill vacancies in the teaching staff and an examining committee.

Found in 186 Collections and/or Records:

"A class in embroidery."

 Digital Image
Identifier: 0420041_010

"A class in embroidery.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_010
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

"A clever designer at the blackboard."

 Digital Image
Identifier: 0420041_019

"A clever designer at the blackboard.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_019
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

"A draper showing her teacher just how she will work in the shop.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_013
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

"A fitting on a velvet dress."

 Digital Image
Identifier: 0420041_006

"A fitting on a velvet dress.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_006
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

"A future waist draper in the Senior Dressmaking class.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_008
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

"A lesson in measurements."

 Digital Image
Identifier: 0420041_009

"A lesson in measurements.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_009
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

"A millinery class on the roof."

 Digital Image
Identifier: 0420041_040

"A millinery class on the roof.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_040
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

A Proposal to Demonstrate Programs for Culturally-Disadvantaged Children in the Boston Public Schools, 1963 June

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

Agassiz School photographs

 Series
Identifier: 0420.010
Scope and Contents Includes photograph of the Agassiz School building, circa 1971; and class photographs, 1970, 1972-1974 and 1976; and the Old Agassiz class photographs, 1972.

Alexander Hamilton School records

 Series
Identifier: 0420.042
Scope and Contents Includes portrait of Alexander Hamilton, 193?; print of Alexander Hamilton, undated; photograph of Principal Emeritus Mary T. O'Connell, 1957-1975; school banner, trophy, 1989; and miscellaneous photographs, circa 2000.

"Also the serving tables and Trade School girls in line."

 Digital Image
Identifier: 0420041_037

"Also the serving tables and Trade School girls in line.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_037
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

"An evening class - each one making a dress or blouse for herself.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_022
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

"And the grapefruit for the teachers' luncheon."

 Digital Image
Identifier: 0420041_036

"And the grapefruit for the teachers' luncheon.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_036
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

Annual Statistics of the Boston Public Schools, 1973-1974

 Item — Publications: 8
Scope and Contents Publications produced by the Boston School Department. Includes Code of Discipline, contracts, handbooks, newsletters, reports, plans, etc.

Another Course to College yearbook

 Item — Publications: 1
Identifier: 0420.077

"Another draper quite successful in her work."

 Digital Image
Identifier: 0420041_014

"Another draper quite successful in her work.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_014
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

"As are also the muffins and the bread and butter sandwiches.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_035
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

"At the machines, making skirts and petticoats.", circa 1914

 Item
Identifier: 0420041_012
Scope and Contents Lantern slides from a presentation on the school circa 1914. Includes views of students, classrooms and student projects.

Bilingual Education Program records

 Series
Identifier: 0433.001
Scope and Contents Includes administrative files, staff meeting minutes, project files, curricula, sample lesson plans, publications and photographs.