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Black Voters et al. v. John McDonough et al. case files

Identifier: 0700.012
Scope and Contents

Includes the City's Law Department records concerning the class action suit brought by black registered voters against Boston's Mayor, City Council, School Committee, Election Commissioners and City Clerk challenging the at-large voting procedure for the election of members of the Boston School Committee. The court found in favor of the defendants.

Dates: circa 1975-1977

Election Commission proceedings

Identifier: 4700.013
Scope and Contents

Includes the minutes of the meetings of the Election Commission from 1914-1922, 1927-1990 June, 1991 July-1997.

Dates: 1914-1997 with gaps

Election Department annual reports and publications

Identifier: 4700.010
Scope and Contents Includes copies of annual reports for the years 1924, 1926-1928, 1930-1932, 1934-1935, 1937, 1939-1953, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1969-1981, 1991; "Ordinance Defining New Boundaries of Wards", 1875; "Lists of Streets, Avenues, Courts, Places, etc.", 1880 and 1896; "Act to Provide for Printing and Distributing Ballots at the Public Expense and to Regulate Voting...Being the So-called Australian Ballot Law", 1889; "Report of Special Committee on New Division of Wards into Voting Precincts", 1889;...
Dates: 1875-1991

Election Department scrapbook

 Item — Oversize: 1
Identifier: 4700.009
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of forms used by the Election Commissioners. Includes registration forms, nomination papers, ballots, ward map, instructions, certificates of Election, polling location posters, etc.

Dates: 1895-1897, 1908

Election scrapbooks

Identifier: 0300.014
Scope and Contents note

Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings documenting election results, 1867-1901.

Dates: 1867-1908

Henry Parkman, Jr. campaign poster

 Item — Box: Oversized single items 1
Identifier: 9800.025
Scope and Contents

Campaign poster for Henry Parkman, Jr. who ran for Mayor in 1933. Parkman placed 4th in election. Frederick Mansfield was elected Mayor.

Dates: 1933

Latino Political Action Committee, Inc., ET AL vs. City of Boston, ET AL case files (Latino PAC II)

Identifier: 0700.008
Dates: Majority of material found in Bulk, 1984; 1973-1985

Lists of qualified male voters

Identifier: 4700.003
Scope and Contents note

Includes printed list of qualified male voters from 1874 (ward 16 only) to 1894 with gaps. Includes the 1889 list kept in the Mayor's Office.

Dates: 1874-1894 with gaps

Opinions of the Corporation Counsel requested by the Board of Election Commissioners

 Series — Volume: 1
Identifier: 4700.014
Scope and Contents

One bound volume and 1 folder of legal opinions requested by the Board of Election Commissioners, 1895-1949, 1967-1974.

Dates: 1895-1974 with gaps

Political ephemera

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 9800.006
Scope and Contents

Collection of political ephemera from 1924 and 1927-1931. Includes campaign literature for various local, state and federal offices with a focus on ward 10; invitations; programs; and miscellaneous papers of City Councilor Leo F. Powers.

Dates: 1924, 1927-1931

Record of return of votes from the several wards in the City of Boston

Identifier: 4700.004
Scope and Contents

Returns, certified by the City Clerk, of all votes cast in elections. Volumes from 1822-1877 do not include Common Council returns.

Dates: 1822-1894 with gaps

Record of returns of votes by precinct

Identifier: 4700.005
Scope and Contents

Record of returns of votes cast by ward and precinct.

Dates: 1878-1894

Record of votes cast at special elections

Identifier: 4700.006
Scope and Contents

Records of votes cast at special elections held in individual wards.

Dates: 1879-1891

Returns of votes cast

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 0301.026
Scope and Contents

Returns of votes cast for presidential electors, county offices, amendments and city offices filed with the City Clerk's Office.

Dates: 1822-1860 with gaps

Voter registration records

Identifier: 4700.001
Scope and Contents note This collection includes voter registration records for men from 1857-1900, women from 1920-1940 and men from 1921-1940. The registers are not a comprehensive listing of all registered voters. The period 1857-1895 includes only naturalized males and for the period 1920-1940 other sets of registers were used to register voters. The collection has been divided into four series: Naturalized male voter indexes; Naturalized male voter registers; Naturalized and Native male voter registers; and...
Dates: circa 1857-1940 with gaps

Women voter registers

Identifier: 4700.002
Scope and Content This collection contains registers documenting naturalized and native women registered to vote in school board elections from 1884-1920. Naturalized women immigrated to the United States and acquired citizenship. Native women were citizens by birth. Women who became citizens through their native husbands were registered as native voters (Chapter 223, Acts of 1879). Registers are labeled with a ward number, a volume number or both. Only the Naturalized Women Voter Registers have an index, all...
Dates: 1884-1920