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

 Collection
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.

Election Commission proceedings

 Series
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.

Election Department annual reports and publications

 Series
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; "List...

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.

Election scrapbooks

 Series
Identifier: 0300.014
Scope and Contents note Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings documenting election results, 1867-1901.

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.

List of Qualified Male Voters

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: 4700.003
Scope and Contents note Printed list of qualified male voters for 1889 kept in the Mayor's Office.

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.

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.

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

 Series
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.

Record of returns of votes by precinct

 Series
Identifier: 4700.005
Scope and Contents Record of returns of votes cast by ward and precinct.

Record of votes cast at special elections

 Series
Identifier: 4700.006
Scope and Contents Records of votes cast at special elections held in individual wards.

Returns of votes cast

 Series — Box: 1
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.

Voter registration records

 Collection
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 Women...

Women voter registers

 Collection
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...