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Public Welfare Department annual reports

 Series
Identifier: 8700.001
Includes "Annual Report of the Overseers of the Poor" for 1891; "Annual Report of the Overseers of the Public Welfare" for 1952 and 1964. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.

Dates

  • 1891-1964 with gaps

Creator

Extent

5 Volumes

Historical note

The Overseers of the Poor in the Town of Boston, a corporation established in 1772 by act of the Legislature, were succeeded in 1864 by the corporation called “Overseers of the Poor in the City of Boston. In 1921, the name of the corporation was changed to Overseers of the Public Welfare. In 1954, the official name of the department was changed to the Welfare Department. The Overseers of the Public Welfare are also incorporated as a Board of Trustees of John Boylston’s and other charitable funds.

The Welfare Department was abolished as a municipal agency by Chapter 658 of the Acts of 1967; but the Overseers of the Public Welfare as a corporation continues to function as custodian of the permanent charity funds, the annual income from which is distributed in accordance with the terms of the donations.
Title
Public Welfare Department annual reports

Repository Details

Part of the Boston City Archives Repository

Contact:
201 Rivermoor St.
West Roxbury MA 02132 United States
617-635-1195
617-635-1194 (Fax)