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Public welfare

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Almshouse records

Identifier: 8501.100
Scope and Contents note The records in this collection consist of three volumes documenting persons admitted to the almshouses on Deer and Rainsford Island from 1853-1914. There are two registers and one index. The registers cover the dates November 1853 through August 1914. The dates of the index are January 1893 through August 1914. The Registers record the name of every person who entered the Almshouse along with a register number, age, place of birth, date admitted, date discharged, whether the person was...
Dates: 1853-1914

Boston City Hospital collection

Identifier: 7020.001
Scope and Contents This collection documents the history of the Boston City Hospital from 1864-1996. Parts of this collection were originally in the custody of the Boston City Hospital Library. The collection includes Board of Trustees minutes and records; published reports of the hospital; administrative files of the hospital and of the library; financial records of the hospital; historical files and news clippings compiled by the library over time; holdings of the library including medical texts dating...
Dates: circa 1790-1996 (bulk, 1864-1996)

Case file

 File — Box SB - 017: Series IV; Series I, Folder: 23
Identifier: 8503.003
Scope and Contents

Includes one case file for a child under supervision of the Office of Trustees for Children, 1899-1907.

Dates: 1899-1907

Children's Institutions Department annual reports

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

Pamphlets relating to the Overseers of the Poor

Identifier: 8710.001
Scope and Contents

Pamphlet published in 1823 by the Overseers of the Poor, providing their account of the controversy between the Overseers and the City Council pertaining to the authority over the Almshouse and the new House of Industry and two reports to the City Council from 1823 and 1825.

Dates: 1823, 1825

Public Welfare Department annual reports

Identifier: 8700.001
Scope and Contents

Includes "Annual Report of the Overseers of the Poor" for 1891; "Annual Report of the Overseers of the Public Welfare" for 1952 and 1964. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.

Dates: 1891-1964 with gaps

Temporary Home for Women and Children records

Identifier: 8720.001
Scope and Contents note The collection includes records of the City Temporary Home also known as the Temporary Home for Women and Children. The collection has been divided into the following four series: Series I. Registers of Inmates admitted; Series II. Indexes to Inmates; Series III: Report of Inmates received and aided at City Temporary Home; Series IV. Administrative records. The inmate registers span the years 1857-1993 with gaps. The registers are recorded chronologically. The volumes from...
Dates: 1857-1993