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3100. Graphic Arts/Printing Department

 Record Group
Identifier: 3100
The City's printing plant was established in March of 1897 for the express purpose of executing the printing required by all city and county departments. The plant was located at the corner of North and Richmond Streets in a city-owned building for the exclusive use of the department. The Printing Department was abolished by section 13 of chapter 8 of the ordinances of 1953 and the printing operations of the city were taken over by the newly created Adminstrative Services Department. The City's printing plant on North Street was closed in June of 2010.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Printing Department annual reports and publications

Identifier: 3100.003
Scope and Contents

Includes annual reports of the Printing Department for the years 1898-1900, 1902, 1904-1905, 1909, 1924-1928, and 1938-1939; Type Specimen Book, 1911 and circa 1980; "The Value of Time: a little article addressed to the employees of the City of Boston Printing Department", 1926; "Chapel Rules", 1948; and "Constitution and By-Laws Boston Typographical Union", 1976. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.

Dates: 1898-1981

Printing Department photographs

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 3100.005
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of City Councilors from the 1990s-early 2000s used for printing purposes and photographs from various departments used in print jobs ca. 1980s-2000. (Departments include Elderly Affairs, Parks and Recreation, School, Transportation, CCouncil, Cultural Affairs.)

Dates: circa 1980s-2000s

Printing Department scrapbooks

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 3100.004
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of forms, etc. printed by the City Printing Department, circa 1960s-1970s and large scrapbook of posters, brocures, invitations, etc. printed during the 1970s.

Dates: circa 1960s-1970s

Printing Director's files

Identifier: 3100.001
Dates: circa 1960s-2000