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Cemetery Division maps and plans

Identifier: 4410.002
Scope and Contents note This collection includes maps and plans from the Cemetery Division headquarters at Mt. Hope Cemetery. The maps and plans span the years circa 1899-1999. Many of the maps and plans are undated. The condition of many of the plans is poor because of previous storage and water damage. The collection has been divided into 4 series: Series I - Mt. Hope Cemetery, Series II - Evergreen Cemetery, Series III - Fairview Cemetery, and Series IV - Historic Burying Grounds. The Mt. Hope...
Dates: circa 1899-1999

Mt. Hope Cemetery cashbooks

 Series — Volumes: 1-15
Identifier: 4411.002
Scope and Contents

Cashbooks for Mt. Hope Cemetery from 1886-1923. Volumes for 1916-1918 missing. Includes owner of lot, undertaker, person buried and location of lot.

Dates: 1886-1923 with gaps

Parks Commission proceedings

Identifier: 4400.002
Scope and Contents

Microfilm copies of proceedings of Parks Commission, 1875-1963 with gaps. Original records remain in the custody of the Parks and Recreation Department. Includes summary minutes of the meetings of the Parks Commission. Original volumes (1875-1983 with gaps) have been scanned and are available on the Internet Archive.

Dates: 1875-1983

Parks Department annual reports and publications

Identifier: 4400.005
Scope and Contents Includes copies of annual reports for the years 1875-1877, 1881, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1892, 1894-1895, 1907, 1910, 1920, 1938-1954, 1956-1966, 1968-1970, 1972-1974, 1984 and 1989; "Notes on the Plan of Franklin Park and Related Matters", 1886; "Preliminary Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Parks with Plans and Estimates for a Zoological Garden at Franklin Park and an Aquarium at Marine Park", 1910; "Special Report", 1925; "Future Parks, Playgrounds and Parkways", 1925;...
Dates: 1875-1993

Parks Department construction photographs

Identifier: 4400.003
Scope and Contents note The photographs in this collection represent visual documentation of various improvements to active and passive recreation facilities in Boston. The Parks and Recreation Department, Engineering Division administered the improvement projects. The photographs record work done by contractors and architects between 1968 adn 1984. They were a part of the City of Boston Archives accession #99013, which also contained maps and plans. The original order of the collection was adhered to...
Dates: 1965-1984

Parks Department legal records

Identifier: 4400.001
Scope and Contents note This series consists of 5.5 cubic feet of records from the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. The records cover the dates from 1880-1992, with bulk dates of 1885-1960. These records deal with various park projects of the Boston Parks Department (and its predecessors) from the 1880s through the early 1970s. Documents include land takings, deeds, land transfers, sales of land, leases, as well as other legal agreements between the Boston Parks Department (or its predecessors) and...
Dates: 1880-1992 (bulk, 1885-1960)

Parks Department photographs and slides

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4400.007
Dates: circa 1970s-2000s

Parks Department plans

Identifier: 4400.004
Scope and Contents

Boston Parks Department Engineering Division plans. Includes plans produced for Boston Common, Fens, Airport, Commonwealth Avenue, Franklin Park, Copley Square and other projects.

Dates: circa 1890-1975

Parks Department records relating to the Zoo

Identifier: 4400.006
Scope and Contents note The documents in this series are primarily correspondence between zoo workers, exotic animal suppliers, and zoo patrons. The dates range from 1951 to 1957 during which time James A. Walsh was deputy commissioner of the Boston Parks Department; therefore, the majority of correspondences are to or from him. During this time period, the park was in a period of expansion and many documents refer to the cost of purchasing animals as well as park supplies. A notable example of this is the file...
Dates: 1947-1957 (bulk, 1951-1957)

Public Grounds Department records

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 4420.001
Scope and Contents

Includes time and payroll records, 1885-1890; receipt book, 1906-1907; employee cards, circa 1909; misc. employee time records and loose papers, circa 1912.

Dates: circa 1885-1912