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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 restricted until 2034. Framed memorabilia includes badges, id cards, patches, jail keys, plaques awarded to Hamilton and details of his career.


  • Creation: circa 1901-2002


Conditions Governing Access

Diary is restricted for a period of 15 years per request from donor.

Conditions Governing Access

Box 3 scrapbooks need to be reviewed for redaction of personal information by Archivist prior to use.


4 Cubic feet (3 record cartons and 1 flat file drawer)

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Repository Details

Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

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