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Scope and Contents Includes the proceedings of the Board from December 20, 1872-March 17, 1873 and a list entitled "Memo" recording inquiries made to the Board.
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of international and domestic mail sent to the Mayor’s Office after the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. It includes letters, cards, posters, banners, gifts, and some printed emails. Correspondents include government dignitaries and officials as well as members of the general public. A large portion of the collection is comprised of mail sent by groups of children.
Scope and Contents note Letters sent by the Mayor to all department heads. These volumes include the circular letters received by the Fire Commissioner.
Dates: 1930-1974 with gaps
Scope and Contents Includes bound volumes of issues of the City Record from 1898-1900, 1909-1960, 1972 October-1980 and 1984-1988 and loose copies of the City Record from 1969-1988 with gaps and 2000-2010 with gaps.
Dates: 1898-2010 with gaps
Item — Volume: 1
Scope and Contents Register recording complaints made to the Mayor's Office from 1885-1888. Includes date, name of person, complaint and disposition.
Scope and Contents Records donated by former Deputy Mayor Katherine Kane who served under Mayor Kevin H. White. Includes records relating to Boston 200, Cultural Affairs and the Arts. This collection is unprocessed.
Dates: circa 1968-1983
Dates: 1862-1927 with gaps
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
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.
Scope and Contents This series documents the correspondence of Mayor Maurice J. Tobin's Licensing Division. Correspondence from between 1940 and 1945. The correspondence is both loose and pasted into a scrapbook. Mayor Tobin's Licensing Division's correspondence primarily pertains to the use of public space by organizations. Organizations include the United States Coast Guard and the Boston Socialist Labor Party.
Scope and Contents note This series contains 10 boxes of scrapbooks, 1 box of ephemera (in box 11), and 1 box of framed certificates (in box 12). The only notable gaps in time between scrapbooks are August 13 1934 - September 29, 1934 and September 3, 1935 and October 8, 1935. Box 11 contains a guest book ranging from February 7, 1934 to January 31, 1938, four copies of speeches (1 inauguration speech, and 3 annual addresses), 2 pages of a copied newspaper article, and a pamphlet issued to attendees of the...
Scope and Contents The Mayor James M. Curley collection includes materials created by and created about James Michael Curley during his long political career. The collection includes materials pertaining to periods during his time as Mayor of Boston as well as during his tenure as Governor of Massachusetts and as member of the United States House of Representatives. The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, speeches, audiovisual materials, writings, and various forms of memorabilia. Included with the...
Dates: 1912-1977, undated
Scope and Contents The Mayor John B. Hynes collection contains personal papers of the former mayor collected after his time in office. The papers include personal correspondence, employment and miltary service records, and various forms of personal memorabilia including certificates, awards, diplomas, poetry and writings, photographs, newspaper clippings, and multiple scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and articles from Hynes's early tenure as mayor in 1950 and 1951.
Dates: 1891-1893, 1915-1966, undated
Scope and Contents Photographs documenting the administration of Mayor John F. Collins, 1960-1967.
Dates: circa 1960-1967
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
Scope and Contents note When Mayor Kevin H. White left office in 1983, he gifted the records of his administration to the Boston Public Library, as at that time there was no city archives. The records were closed sometime after that by the Attorney General and research was restricted. In the early 1990s, Dick Dray, a former advisor under Mayor White, doing business as Boston Research Associates, attempted to organize and describe the records with the intention of writing a book on Mayor White. At some point, this...
Dates: 1929-1999 (bulk, 1968-1983)
Scope and Contents note A majority of the documents in this collection, particularly correspondences, are from the years after Nichols was city mayor. Many of the documents are speeches written by Nichols for radio addresses to the public as well as general addresses, lectures, and commencements. There are two photographs in this collection and two books. One book contains circulars, newspaper clippings, and campaign ephemera, all from 1925. The second book, titled "The Standard Diary 1933" contains...
Dates: circa 1926-1929
Scope and Contents note The records in this series include scrapbooks containing solely newspaper clippings. Box 1 contains a black book with no visible volume number that contains newspaper clippings from Tobin's campaigning days. Boxes 1 and 2 cover the years 1940 to 1942 which is the bulk of Tobin's time as mayor and neither box contains notable gaps. Box 3 continues the timeline of prior 2 boxes but with an 8 month gap between the last two volumes and the volume before it. Box #4 is timelined from 1942 to 1944...
Dates: 1937-1943 with gaps
Scope and Contents note The Mayor Raymond L. Flynn collection includes the records of the mayoral administration of Raymond L. Flynn, the 46th Mayor of Boston, who served from 1984-1993. The collection is divided into the following series: I. Subject files; II. Briefings; III: Correspondence; IV. Issue files; V. Press Office records; VI. Reports and publications; VII. Executive orders; VIII. A/V material; and IX. Artifacts. The records of the Flynn administration document the many issues facing the City of Boston...
Scope and Contents Includes two compilation volumes of addresses from 1822-1867 and printed copies of annual and inaugural addresses of the Mayor from 1824-1980 with gaps.
Dates: 1822-1980 with gaps
Dates: 1918-1923 with gaps
Scope and Contents note This series consists of chronological bound volumes of letters (letters were later replaced by standardized forms) written by the City of Boston Fire Commissioner to the Mayor requesting approval for myriad personnel and financial matters. Approval requests regarding personnel matters include those for new hires, retirements, salary/wage increases, reinstatements, pension enrollments for widows, and pension allotments for those who were injured on the job. Some requests for vacation time for...
Dates: 1901-1994 with gaps
Scope and Contents Requests by the Mayor to the City Treasurer to pay persons named the sums listed. From 1820-1822, the requests are made by the Selectmen.
Dates: 1820 September-1870 April
Collection — Box: 3, Drawer: 1, Box: 5
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of the copies of records filed in the Office of the City Clerk by the Mayor’s Office of Cable Communications for public inspection pursuant to 207 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulations) 3.00. These records span the dates 1980 – 2003, with bulk dates of 1980 – 1984 and 1996 - 2003. Present within these records are proposals/applications, reports, correspondence, documents pertaining to public hearings, plans and maps, contracts, and cable licenses. There is also an...
Dates: 1980-2003; Majority of material found within Bulk, 1980-1984, 1996-2003
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of records of the City's Law Department concerning the "School Cases" relating to desegregation in the late 1960s-1970s. The major case represented in this collection is Tallulah Morgan et al. v. James Hennigan et al. (later known as Morgan v. Kerrigan, Morgan v. McDonough, Morgan v. Sullivan, etc. due to the changes in the School Committee presidency). Also included in this collection are files of the following two cases: Boston School Committee v. Board of Education...
Series — Box: SB - 011, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents note This collection contains bills and receipts in conncection with the military services of various cavalry, infantry, and artillery units of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. Payments are detailed for ammunitions supplies such as musket balls, carbine cartridges, and ball cartridges purchased from William Read. Co. The file also includes several writs of attachment which seem to have resulted from a contractual dispute over unpaid bills for refreshments for the Light Guards.
- Names: Boston (Mass.). Office of the Mayor X
- Mayors -- Massachusetts -- Boston 12
- Correspondence 9
- Photographs 9
- Boston (Mass.) -- Politics and Government 5
- Municipal finance 4
- Municipal government -- Massachusetts -- Boston 4
- Scrapbooks 4
- Litigation 3
- Municipal officials and employees 3
- Appropriations and expenditures 2
- Busing for school integration 2
- Community development, Urban 2
- Crime prevention 2
- Finance, Public 2
- School integration 2
- Sound recordings 2
- Speeches, addresses, etc. 2
- Video tapes 2
- AIDS (Disease) 1
- Annual reports 1 ∧ less
- White, Kevin H. 4
- Boston (Mass.). Law Department 3
- Collins, John F., 1919-1995 3
- Tobin, Maurice J., 1901-1953 3
- Boston (Mass.). Fire Department 2
- Boston (Mass.). School Committee 2
- Boston (Mass.). Treasury Department 2
- Boston Public Schools 2
- Curley, James Michael, 1874-1958 2
- Hynes, John B., 1897-1970 2
- Mansfield, Frederick W., 1877-1968 2
- Menino, Thomas M., 1942-2014 2
- Nichols, Malcolm Edwin, 1876-1951 2
- Bigelow, John P. (John Prescott), 1797-1872 1
- Boston (Mass.). Auditing Department 1
- Boston (Mass.). Board of Commissioners of the Summer Street Fire Loan 1
- Boston (Mass.). City Clerk 1
- Boston (Mass.). Office of Intergovernmental Relations 1
- Boston (Mass.). Overseers of the Poor 1 ∧ less