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Centennial Year of Temporary Home for Women and Children

 Item — Publications: PB 033
Identifier: 8720.002
Dates: 1957

Central administrative files

 Series
Identifier: 9000.002
Scope and Contents Since 1935 the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has been responsible for planning, building, and managing housing for low-income families and the elderly in Boston, Massachusetts, with financial assistance from state and federal agencies. Central administrative files are those of the chief administrator and staff, who were responsible for overseeing the daily operations of BHA and carrying out policies and programs approved by the authority's board of commissioners until 1980, when the authority...
Dates: 1939-1981

Central Board Meeting files

 Series
Identifier: 9000.004
Scope and Contents Since 1935 the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has been responsible for planning, building, and managing housing for low-income families and the elderly in Boston, Massachusetts, with financial assistance from state and federal agencies. Until 1980, when BHA was placed in receivership, overall policy- and decision-making power was vested in its board of commissioners, while responsibility for daily administration was vested in an administrator and staff. The administrator attended regular...
Dates: 1963-1993

Central Housing Project files

 Collection
Identifier: 9000.006
Scope and Contents note This series includes the central files of the staff of the Boston Housing Authority on the individual housing developments under their control. The files are arranged under the authority establishing the developments and within those categories by each development project. The Federally-Aided Developments for Families of Low Income were established under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended and were constructed between 1938 and 1973. The State-Aided Developments for Veterans' Families or...
Dates: circa 1938-1982

Central Legislative files

 Collection
Identifier: 9000.003
Scope and Contents note The Central Legislative files include copies of legislation and correspondence relating to public housing in general and the Boston Housing Authority. This collection is divided into 3 series: Federal Legislation, State Legislation and internal legislation of the Boston Housing Authority. The original order and file names were retained. The files are generally chronological within each series.
Dates: 1937-circa 1980

Certificates of Use and Occupancy

 Series
Identifier: 5410.005
Scope and Contents Files from 1972-2002 arranged alphabetically by address. Files from 2003-2014 are arranged chronologically. Files generally include copy of the certificate, inspection reports and other materials submitted during the application process.
Dates: 1972-2014 with gaps

CETA program files

 Collection
Identifier: 9000.016
Scope and Contents Since 1935 the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has been responsible for planning, building, and managing housing for low-income families and the elderly in Boston, Massachusetts, with financial assistance from state and federal agencies. Beginning in l975, BHA participated in the CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) program by which the federal government subsidized jobs for unskilled and minority workers. The program was administered through the Public Service Employment Program of...
Dates: 1969-1980

Charles Street Jail and Deer Island cases

 Collection
Identifier: 0700.011
Dates: circa 1971-1976

Charles Street Jail records

 Collection
Identifier: 8210.001
Scope and Contents note The records in this collection encompass the years 1862-1990 and are varied in nature. There is one volume of personnel records and one volume containing statistics for the jail. A couple of logbooks document various occurrences at the Jail. These include deaths, cases of insanity, escapes, paupers, sentences, and punishments. A number of other logbooks document personal property transfers, emergency contacts for inmates, as well as the daily population and guard schedule. The Daily Commitments...
Dates: 1862-1990

Charles Sumner School graduation program

 Item
Identifier: 0420.062
Scope and Contents Graduation program from 1912.
Dates: 1912

Charlestown Free School fund records

 Series
Identifier: 0402.001
Scope and Contents Includes financial records of the Charlestown Free School Fund which provided support for the public schools in Charlestown.
Dates: 1835-1960

Charlestown High School records

 Series
Identifier: 0420.023
Scope and Contents Includes a register of visitors to the School, 1852-1872; framed portraits of the classes of 1926 and 1927; photograph album of Class of 1939; diploma lists, 1987-1992; graduation programs, 1873, 1875, 1878-1883, 1885-1887 1991-1992; and yearbooks, 1926-1933, 1935, 1937-1944, 1946-1950, 1952-1954, 1957-1970, 1972, 1974-1975, 1977-1979, and 1990-2005.
Dates: 1852-2005

Children's Institutions Department annual reports

 Collection
Identifier: 8503.002
Scope and Contents note The records in this collection consist entirely of the annual reports of the Children’s Institutions Department. These reports span the dates 1898 through 1920 with gaps for the years 1899-1900 and 1914-1915. The reports provide statistical data for each institution under the control of the Department as well as reports from the individual superintendants for each institution. Included are summaries of the Department’s operations for the previous fiscal year, comparison to the fiscal year...
Dates: 1898-1920

Chinatown Main Street website

 Collection
Identifier: 7660.003
Dates: 2016-present

Church records

 Collection
Identifier: 0330.010
Scope and Contents This collection includes transcribed registers of church records, as well as, original church records of defunct churches. Records include baptisms, marriages, deaths, communicants, covenants, admissions, dismissals, members, and gneral church history. The collection amounts to 74 columes and spans the years from 1630-1889. The collection includes local congregations of Baptist, Congregational, Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterian, Protestant Episcopal, and Unitarian denominations.
Dates: 1630-1889

Circular letters

 Series
Identifier: 0200.008
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

City Archives publications

 Item — Publications: PB 004
Identifier: 0320.002
Scope and Contents Boston Recollections: The Boston History Calendar, 2001, compiled and produced by the Archives Division staff.
Dates: 2001

City Census records

 Collection
Identifier: 0300.010
Scope and Contents note The City Census records span the years 1820-1855 and are divided into two series: Returns and Report. The collection includes returns for the city censuses of 1820, 1835, 1837, 1840, 1850, and 1855. The 1820 census returns include volumes for wards 5, 9, 11, and 12 only. These volumes list names, property ownership, buildings and livestock. The 1835 census returns include 12 volumes, one for each ward and South Boston, as well as a map for ward 4 and commentary. The 1837 census returns...
Dates: 1820-1855 with gaps

City Clerk Department annual reports and publications

 Series
Identifier: 0300.025
Dates: 1800-1980

City Clerk's Office photographs

 Series — Box: SB - 012, Folder: 1-3
Identifier: 0300.004
Scope and Contents note Includes photographs documenting greetings from Boston, England for 225th anniversary in 1955; one photograph of City Clerk Wilfred Doyle, circa 1928; and one photograph of unidentified individual in City Clerk's Office (possibly City Clerk Edward J. Donovan), 1907.
Dates: 1907-1955

City Council Committee hearing transcripts

 Collection
Identifier: 0100.002b
Scope and Contents note This collection includes transcripts of City Council committee hearings dating from 1886-1937. It is not a comprehensive collection of all committee hearings from this time period. The transcripts in this collection are filed chronologically in the record cartons. However, the transcripts are organized by committee in this finding aid. The transcripts are typewritten verbatim records of hearings on various topics including building limits, bicycle path on the common, automobile vehicles,...
Dates: 1876-1946 with gaps

City Council Committee on Establishing a City Hospital records

 Collection
Identifier: 0140.022
Scope and Contents note This collection is divided into two series. Series I: Committee records includes the notes, minutes, reports and orders of the Committee. Series II: Correspondence includes the letters received in response to the Committee's October 1849 inquiry to specific physicians, and also the letters received in March and April 1850 in response to the circular sent to the Massachusetts Medical Society.
Dates: 1849-1850

City Council Committee on Petition of Isaac Adams records

 Collection — Box: SB - 008, Folder: 14-15
Identifier: 0140.027
Scope and Contents note The South Boston Memorial is a long petition signed by nine men including Isaac Adams which was presented to the Mayor on June 10, 1847. It expressed concerns regarding the need for paved and graded streets, pure water, and expenditures for services such as lighting, police, and schools in South Boston. The Petition for Reservoir and Public Square is a shorter document signed by numerous citizens, dated June 14, 1848.
Dates: 1847-1848

City Council Committee on the Fire Department

 Collection
Identifier: 0140.014
Scope and Contents note The City Council Committee on the Fire Department records date from 1816-1844, bulk dates from 1831-1841. The collection contains fire department records and correspondence which document the transactions, personnel, activities and growth of the department from a subscription organization to a professional fire department. The original organization has been retained as much as possible, including the title Sundry Papers & Returns, which reflect the variety of the contents. The collection...
Dates: 1816-1844 with gaps (bulk, 1831-1841)

City Council Committee on the House of Industry records

 Collection
Identifier: 0140.021
Scope and Contents note This collection is composed primarily of reports. Some reports are from Directors of the House of Industry to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commmon Council. These generally cover such items as property inventories, statements of receipts and expenditures, and tallies of inmates accepted and discharged. Others are from Joint Committees composed of both branches of City Council which are reporting about the House of Industry. A copy of the legislation granting authority to the Directors of the House...
Dates: 1822-1826

City Council Committee on Water records relating to Spot Pond

 Series — Box: SB - 009, Folder: 13-14
Identifier: 0140.026
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of the records of the Water Committtee during its consideration in 1845 of Spot Pond as a source of pure water for the City of Boston. In addition to motions and minutes, it contains correspondence about measuring the water at Spot Pond, citizen resolutions in favor of the introduction of pure water, and petitions in support of the Spot Pond Aqueduct Project.
Dates: 1845

City Council Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: 0140.031
Scope and Contents Includes files of the following committees: Government Operations; Education; Public Safety; Information Technology; Environment and Historic Preservation; Hunger and Homelessness; Whole; Residency; Youth Violent Crime Prevention; University and Community Relations; New Bostonians; Human Rights; Housing; Economic Development and Planning; and other miscellaneous committees.
Dates: 1986-2013 (bulk, 2000-2012)

City Council Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: 0140.001
Scope and Contents note This collection includes records of various City Council committees during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The collection spans the years 1828-1912 with the bulk of the material dating from 1860-1895. These records were kept by the Clerk of Committees and include minutes of committee meetings, correspondence, reports, bids, petitions, programs, etc. Committees represented include Police, Fire, Claims, Arrangements, Common and Public Grounds, Underground Wires, Public Instruction,...
Dates: 1828-1912 (bulk, 1860-1895)

City Council Committees on Celebrations records

 Collection
Identifier: 0140.013
Scope and Contents Records of committees appointed to oversee public celebrations for primarily the Fourth of July but also including Bunker Hill Day, Patriots' Day, Labor Day, Eulogies, etc. Includes correspondence, applications, programs, tickets, entertainment applications, etc.
Dates: 1859-1896

City Council Committees on the Army and Navy Monument records

 Collection
Identifier: 0140.012
Scope and Contents note The Committee on the Army and Navy Monument Collection includes the records of the various City Council committees created during the years 1866, 1870-1871 and 1877. In 1866, a committee was formed to procure designs and select a site for the monument. In 1870, a second committee was created to obtain designs for the monument. In 1871, a committee was created to organize the celebration of the laying of the cornerstone of the monument. In 1877, a committee was created to organize the...
Dates: 1866, 1870-1871, 1877