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Licensing Division records

Identifier: 0241.002

Scope and Contents

This series documents the correspondence of Mayor Maurice J. Tobin's Licensing Division. Correspondence from between 1940 and 1945. The correspondence is both loose and pasted into a scrapbook. Mayor Tobin's Licensing Division's correspondence primarily pertains to the use of public space by organizations. Organizations include the United States Coast Guard and the Boston Socialist Labor Party.


  • Creation: 1940-1945


Biographical note

Born on May 22, 1901 in Mission Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, Maurice J. Tobin was elected Mayor of Boston in 1938. He served until 1945 when he started his term as Massachusetts Governor. Then he was appointed United States Secretary of Labor in 1948. He died on July 19, 1953, shortly after leaving his position in President Harry S. Truman's cabinet. The Licensing Division of Mayor Tobin's office was part of the larger office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing. Since Chapter 12 of the Ordinances of 1984 established it, the Licensing Division has, at the direction of the Mayor, been responsible for the regulation of Boston’s entertainment industry as set forth by applicable law.


.5 Cubic feet (1 scrapbook, 1 box)

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Repository Details

Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

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