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This collection consists of records of the City's Law Department concerning the "School Cases" relating to desegregation in the late 1960s-1970s. The major case represented in this collection is Tallulah Morgan et al. v. James Hennigan et al. (later known as Morgan v. Kerrigan, Morgan v. McDonough, Morgan v. Sullivan, etc. due to the changes in the School Committee presidency). Also included in this collection are files of the following two cases: Boston School Committee v. Board of...
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This collection has been arranged in five series spanning from 1975 to 1993: Office of Superintendent's Morgan Case Master File; Morgan Case Files; Log Officer’s Correspondence File; Subject File; and Lawsuits Other Than Morgan. The working papers in the case files contain drafts, memos, notes, etc. documenting the thought process behind the official record. Papers in this collection include original drafts of defendants’ answers to complaints; orders; memoranda; motions; depositions;...
Mortgages of Personal Property filed with the City Clerk's Office. Personal property mortgages were filed separately up until the enactment of the Uniform Commercial Code in 1958. Includes grantor/grantee indexes, 1832-1854; grantor indexes, 1854-1954; grantee indexes, 1870-1958; entry books, 1853-1956; record of mortgages, 1832-1958; and a consolidated grantor index of mortgages and tax liens, 1959-1973.
The Mt. Hope Cemetery collection consists of 47 cubic feet of records and spans the period of 1876-2002 with gaps. Among the records of Mt. Hope Cemetery are burial permits and orders from 1926-1956, foundation orders from 1905-1939, orders from 1903-1939, records of permits from 1876, lots and prep care, deeds 1929-1939, lot sales from 1917-1936, receipts from 1930-1936, interment orders from 1953-1967 with gaps, and field interment orders from 1953-2002 with gaps.
Includes scrapbooks of news clippings, 1941-1943 and 1946-1958 and news clippings compiled by the Office of Communications, April 1985-February 1988 and 1993-2000 on topics relating to the Boston Public Schools.
Objects kept in the custody of the City Clerk. Includes a gold pen belonging to the Clerk of the Common Council from 1845, the baton used by the Chief Marshals at the parades celebrating the 250th and 350th anniversary of the settlement of Boston, the city seals of Boston, Roxbury and Hyde Park, a minor's bootblack badge and a minor's newsboy badge.
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This collection includes administrative files and reference files from the Office of the City Clerk. The collection is divided into 7 series - Series I: Card index, Series II: Correspondence, Series III: Opinions, Series IV: Inaugural Records, Series V: Administrative files, Series VI: Reference files, and Series VII: Reports.
Series I is a consolidation of several card indexes used in the Clerk's Office from the early to mid 1900s. The card indexes include references to...
This collection contains bills and receipts in conncection with the military services of various cavalry, infantry, and artillery units of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. Payments are detailed for ammunitions supplies such as musket balls, carbine cartridges, and ball cartridges purchased from William Read. Co. The file also includes several writs of attachment which seem to have resulted from a contractual dispute over unpaid bills for refreshments for the Light Guards.
Copy print of a photograph from October 10, 1899 of the Old Franklin School in use as a veterans' post located on the west side of Washington Street, south of Dover Street. The school was built in 1845.