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Licensing Board proceedings

 Series
Identifier: 8400.014

Scope and Contents

This series includes the minutes of the Boston Licensing Board from 1907-2015 with gaps. The records from 1906-1993 are in bound volumes and are indexed. The volume for January-June of 1993 is missing. The records from 2002-2015 include agendas, hearing lists and minutes. The records from 2009 are missing. The location or existence of records from 1994-2001 is unknown.

Dates

  • 1906-2015 with gaps

Creator

Historical note

The Licensing Board for the City of Boston was established by Chapter 291 of the Acts of 1906. It consists of three members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Council. The Board was created to exercise all the powers and perform all the duties conferred upon the Board of Police of the City of Boston relative to intoxicating liquors (now called alcoholic beverages), innholders, common victuallers, billiard and pool tables, sippio tables, bowling alleys, intelligence offices and picnic groves. The Board grants and regulates various types of alcohol and food licenses for restaurants, nightclubs, private clubs, package stores, hotels, and inns. The Board also issues and regulates licenses for common victuallers (food only), hotels (both with alcohol and without alcohol), bowling alleys, pool tables, lodging houses, dormitories (fraternities which are a category of dormitory licenses) and fortune tellers.

Extent

29 Cubic feet (175 volumes and 3 record cartons)

Language of Materials

English

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

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