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Cablevision plans

 Series
Identifier: 5000.006
Scope and Contents note This series of plans for the Public Works Department illustrate where underground cable lines where laid in the early 1980s by Cablevision of Boston. Arrangement is by neighborhood and street.
Dates: 1983-1984

Commissioner of Public Works correspondence files

 Collection
Identifier: 5000.001
Scope and Contents This collection includes the incoming and outgoing correspondence files of the Commissioner of the Public Works Department from 1961-2010. It includes the files of Commissioner James W. Haley (1961-1965), Commissioner John F. Flaherty (1965-1968), Commissioner Joseph F. Casazza (1968-2007), and Chief of Public Works and Transportation Dennis Royer (2006-2010) The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and include correspondence along with reports, publications, photographs and other...
Dates: 1961-2010 with gaps

Engineering Division plan books

 Series
Identifier: 5020.008
Dates: circa 1850-1900

Engineering Division plans

 Series
Identifier: 5020.001
Scope and Contents Engineering Department and Public Works Department, Highway Division plans for streets, retaining walls, sea walls, edgestones, etc. Includes two sets of plans: OB# plans and OC# plans.
Dates: circa 1892-1960

Level books

 Series
Identifier: 5020.010
Scope and Contents Includes 3 miscellaneous level books of the Highway Division, Paving Service. One book is labeled L-35
Dates: circa 1940s-1960s

Permit indexes

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 5000.014
Scope and Contents Includes miscellaneous volumes that appear to be indexes to permits for conduits, drains, etc.
Dates: circa 1920-1960s

Projection permit applications

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 5000.015
Dates: circa 1969-1983

Public Improvement Commission proceedings

 Series
Identifier: 5060.001
Scope and Contents Unindexed minutes of the Board of Street Commissioners for 1871, 1874, 1876, 1879, 1881, 1883-1884, 1901, 1905-1909 and 1911; and digital copies of Board of Street Commissioners minutes from 1871-1954 April 30 and Public Improvement Commission minutes from 1954 May 7-1986. The volumes for 1899-1900 are missing.
Dates: 1871-1986 with gaps

Public Works Department contracts

 Series
Identifier: 5000.004
Scope and Contents Specifications and contracts for Public Works Department projects kept by the Public Works Department Bridge and Ferry Division and Contract Office.
Dates: 1911-1992 with gaps

Public Works Department photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: 5000.009
Scope and Contents Photographs collected by the Public Works Department showing Transit construction and street scenes.
Dates: circa 1880-1970

Public Works Department scrapbooks

 Series
Identifier: 5000.005
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks kept in the Public Works Department library. Includes scrapbooks of the City Engineer, scrapbooks on the subway, real estate transactions, and miscellaneous topics.
Dates: 1871-1919

Street layout plans (L-Plans)

 Series
Identifier: 5060.009
Scope and Contents Master microfilm on aperture cards of L-Plans which document street layouts. Plans have been scanned and are available online.
Dates: circa 1870-1985

Street listings

 Series
Identifier: 5000.003
Scope and Contents Includes two copies of "A Record of the Streets, Alleys, Places, Etc. in the City of Boston" published in 1902 and 1910. These volumes include all streets, the date the street is supposed to have received that name, description of the street, and information on laying out, discontinuance of street and name changes. Also includes copies of "Boston Streets also its avenues, courts, places etc. showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct together...
Dates: 1902-1999 with gaps

Street survey files

 Series
Identifier: 5020.006
Scope and Contents Engineering Division street survey files arranged alphabetically by street name. Includes surveyor notes, plans, calculations, etc. Streets from other cities and towns may also be included.
Dates: circa 1910-1950

Underground conduit plans

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 5000.008
Dates: 1984-1985

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