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9800. Non-City records

 Record Group
Identifier: 9800
Collections donated to the City Archives or used for reference purposes. Includes records not created or maintained by city departments.

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:


Identifier: 9800.003
Scope and Contents Collection of atlases published by G. M. Hopkins & Co., G. W. Bromley & Co., and L.J. Richards.Holdings of Hopkins atlases include: Boston Proper, 1874; Roxbury, 1873; South Boston and Dorchester, 1874; Brighton, 1875; and Charlestown, 1875.Holdings of Bromley atlases includes: Boston Proper and Back Bay, 1898, 1908, 1912, 1917, 1922, 1928 and 1938; Brighton, 1890, 1897, 1909, 1916 and 1925; Charlestown, 1892 and 1901; Charlestown and East Boston, 1901, 1912...
Dates: 1873-1938

Boston almanac and business directory

Identifier: 9800.019
Dates: 1836-1893 with gaps

Boston City Federation of Organizations records

Identifier: 9800.010
Scope and Contents note

Records document the activities of the Boston City Federation of Organizations. The bulk of the materials consists of meeting minutes, agendas, and announcements. The records also contain some correspondence and a memorial program for Dr. Melnea Cass who served as the president of the federation from 1976 to 1978

Dates: 1968-2000

Boston Elevated Railway photograph collection

Identifier: 9800.018
Dates: 1897-1987

Boston Elevated Railway records

Identifier: 9800.029
Dates: circa 1900-1911

Cocoanut Grove clapper

 Item — Box SB - 025: [Barcode: 00000482]
Identifier: 9800.030
Scope and Contents

Wooden "clapper" (noisemaker) from "The New Cocoanut Grove" used as an advertisement

Dates: circa 1930s-1940s

Earl Hamilton collection

Identifier: 9800.031
Scope and Contents Includes scrapbooks, framed memorabilia and plaques compiled and kept by Earl Hamilton who worked at the Suffolk County House of Correction on Deer Island and at South Bay from 1970-1993. Scrapbooks in Box 1 and 2 includes news clippings, photographs, correspondence, etc. Scrapbooks in Box 3 include personal and work correspondence, photographs and other items relating to work at House of Corrections. Also includes a diary writted by Earl Hamilton detailing his experiences. Diary is...
Dates: circa 1901-2002

Elementary Principals Association records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 9800.005
Scope and Contents

Includes minutes, correspondence, etc. of the Elementary Principals Association in the Boston Public Schools.

Dates: 1919-1938

Fenwick Smith Atlas collection

Identifier: 9800.020
Scope and Contents

Atlases of Boston donated to the City Archives by Fenwick Smith.

Dates: 1873-1938

Francesca Johnnene collection

Identifier: 9800.012
Scope and Contents This collection documents the activities and involvement of Francesca “Fran” Johnnene in the anti-desegregation movement, specifically in the activist groups Restore Our Alienated Rights (ROAR) and the National Association of Neighborhood Schools (NANS). Dates for the collection range from circa 1972 to circa 1979, with the majority of records being from 1974-1977. The collection is divided into two series: ROAR (Restore Our Alienated Rights) and NANS (National Association of Neighborhood...
Dates: 1974-1979

Harvard Bridge Commissioners publication

Identifier: 9800.021
Dates: 1892

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.

Dates: 1933

Hyde Park photographs collection

Identifier: 9800.027
Scope and Contents

Photographs of men and women, mostly identified as Hyde Park residents. All photographs were taken by photographers with studios in Hyde Park at the end of the nineteenth century.

Dates: circa 1880s

Jamaica Plain Citizens' Association July 4th races memorabilia

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 9800.026
Scope and Contents

Pewter mug from the July 4, 1903 races held on Jamaica Pond as part of Boston's July 4th celebrations and sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Citizens' Association. This mug was presented to A.J. Hankey for first prize in the 1/4 mile swimming race.

Dates: 1903 July 4

Julie M. White photographs and slides

Identifier: 9800.017
Scope and Contents

Prints, negatives and slides donated to the City Archives by photographer Julie M. White. Photographs document work on the Big Dig as well as Boston Harbor, Tall Ships and U.S.S. Constitution. This collection is unprocessed.

Dates: 1982-2000; Majority of material found within Bulk, 1997-1998

K. Marie Clarke papers

Identifier: 9800.004
Scope and Contents

Records documenting K. Marie Clarke's activities within various organizations which were involved in the monitoring of the Boston Public School system at different levels. K. Marie Clarke was involved with the Secondary School Commission, the Boston Home and School Association and the Citywide Coordinating Council. Records includes correspondence, reports, proposals, court documents, memorandum, meeting agendas and minutes, studies, handbooks, pamphlets, newsletters, news clippings, etc.

Dates: 1964-1996 (bulk, 1973-1978)

Louise Day Hicks papers

Identifier: 9800.015
Scope and Contents note The Louise Day Hicks papers consist of two boxes of various documents written and collected by Louise Days Hicks during the 1970s. The papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, and legal documents. Many of the papers detail the period of public school desegregation and busing in Boston during the 1970s. The correspondence is the most extensive part of the collection and includes letters written mostly between the years 1974 and 1975 which are addressed to...
Dates: 1971-1975; Majority of material found within Bulk, 1974-1975


Identifier: 9800.024
Dates: 1824-1895

Patricia Corcoran papers

Identifier: 9800.016
Dates: circa 1970-1982

Peter Dreyer slide collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 9800.007
Scope and Contents note Collection of color slides of buildings, events and scenes in Boston donated to the City Archives by photographer Peter Dreyer. The photographs reflect various locations in and around the Boston area. Examples of subjects include the Boston Public Garden, the Massachusetts State House, the John Hancock Tower, and the Prudential Tower. There is also an extensive group of photographs of the Tall Ships when they returned to Boston in 1980 as part of the celebration for Boston's 350th...
Dates: circa 1962-1995


 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 9800.002
Scope and Contents

Includes a small collection of photographs documenting the visit and reception for Charles Lindbergh in Boston, 1927; visit of President Coolidge to Cambridge, 1925; Trinity Church altar, 1926; other miscellaneous street scenes, etc., circa 1923-1927; and a small collection of photographs of views of downtown streets, parks and beaches, circa 1900-1914.

Dates: circa 1880-1914, 1923-1927

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.

Dates: 1924, 1927-1931

Postcard collection

Identifier: 9800.028
Dates: circa 1900

Scigliano Family collection

Identifier: 9800.032
Scope and Contents This collection documents the activities of George Scigliano, a prominent Italian-American politician from Boston’s North End as well as his family’s activities to promote his memory. Collection dates between 1900 and 2018, with the bulk dating between 1901 and 1906. Collection contains photographs, dance cards and other event memorabilia, business cards, election materials, and a large amount of news clippings. News clippings document the following events: the 1905 Lewis and Clark...
Dates: 1900-2018

Sound recordings

 Series — Box 1
Identifier: 9800.033
Content Description

Sound recordings of Sen. John F. Collins (1 record) circa 1950s and Dedication of Paul Revere Statue Sept. 22, 1940 on WEEI (5 records).

Dates: circa 1940s-1950s

Spectacle Island photograph album

Identifier: 9800.011
Scope and Contents

Photograph album documenting Spectacle Island donated to the City Archives.

Dates: circa 1925-1990

West End demolition photographs

Identifier: 9800.008
Scope and Contents note

This series includes photographs of the demolition of Boston's West End during July and November 1959.

Dates: 1959