Boston (Mass.). City Council
The City Charter (Chapter 121 of the Acts of 1821) 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 58 Collections and/or Records:
City Councilor Lawrence S. DiCara records
Lawrence S. DiCara served as a City Councilor from 1972-1981. He served as President of the Council in 1978. Includes subject files, reports, correspondence, etc. This collection is unprocessed.
City Councilor Thomas M. Menino records
Mayor Thomas M. Menino served as City Councilor for District 5: Hyde Park, West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain from 1984-1993. He served as President of the Council in 1993. Includes correspondence and subject files.
Published series of documents ordered to be printed by the City Council. Includes departmental annual reports, committee reports, orders, ordinances, annual addresses, and other reports.
Committee on Building a New Courthouse records
Committee correspondence, reports and papers concerning the construction of a new Courthouse. Includes correspondence from Architect Alexander Parris.
Committee on Laying Out and Widening Streets records
Committee on Public Lands agreements and records
Committee on Streets records
Committee on Urban Renewal records
Urban renewal plans and applications referred to the City Council Committee on Urban Renewal. Includes Government Center, West End, Charlestown, Campus High, Downtown-Waterfront-Faneuil Hall, Central Business District and others.
Common Council badge
Badges were issued to members of the Common Council. Includes badge of Lyman H. Bigelow who served on the Common Council in 1884.
Councilor Michael Ross news clippings and campaign ephemera
City Clerk's Office copies of loan orders, appropriations and transfers approved by the Mayor and City Council.
Fourth of July orations
Franklin Fund records
Latino Political Action Committee, Inc., ET AL vs. City of Boston, ET AL case files (Latino PAC II)
Memorial volumes ordered to be printed by the City Council. Includes memorials of prominent men, anniversary celebrations and dedications of buildings and monuments.
Includes two volumes documenting complaints of nuisances and disposition of complaints for 1825-1826 and 1828.
Opinions requested by City Council
Organization of the City Government of Boston
Pocket guides including the members of city government, department heads and rules and orders of the City Council. Includes guides for 1880-1882, 1888-1889, 1905, 1920, 1923-1927, 1929, 1931-1935, 1938, 1940-1948, 1950-1982, 1985-1993, 1995-2006.
Personal records of Members of the Board of Aldermen and Common Council 1861-1890
Printing Department photographs
Includes photographs of City Councilors from the 1990s-early 2000s used for printing purposes and photographs from various departments used in print jobs ca. 1980s-2000. (Departments include Elderly Affairs, Parks and Recreation, School, Transportation, CCouncil, Cultural Affairs.)
Report of the Superintendent of the Boston Lunatic Hospital and Physician of the Public Institutions at South Boston
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.
Research Office files
Files relating to the issue of the conditions and relocation of the Charles Street Jail. This collection is unprocessed.
Special Committee on the Metropolitan Railroad records
State Representative/City Councilor Raymond L. Flynn records
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.
Surveyors of Highways memorandum book
United States Census for Boston
United States Census of Boston presented to the City Council to be kept for public inspection in the City Council room.
Washington Statue Committee records
The Washington Statue Committee records contain contracts, insurance certificates, bills and receipts, correspondence, and proposals concerning the fabrication, erection and dedication of the statue, as well as, a journal and ledger documenting the finances of the committee. The Washington Statue Fair records include bills, statements, an insurance policy, and counterfeit or broken bank notes from the fundraising event held in November 1859.