Archives Guide ~ Non-city records (9800)

Historical note

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



9800.001 Newspapers 1768, 1795 2 items

Scope and Contents note
Includes issues of the Boston Chronicle, 2-9 May 1768 and the Columbian Centinel, 31 January 1795.



9800.002 Photographs circa 1900-1914, 1923-1927 48 photographs

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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.



9800.003 Atlases 1873-1938 44 volumes

Scope and Contents note
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 and 1922; Dorchester, 1889, 1894, 1898, 1904, 1910, 1918 and 1933; Hyde Park, 1912; Roxbury, 1889 vol. II, 1899, 1906, 1915 and 1931; South Boston, 1891, 1899, 1910 and 1919; West Roxbury, 1896, 1905, 1914 and 1924.

Holdings of L.J. Richards atlases includes: Dorchester, West Roxbury and Brighton, 1899.



9800.004 K. Marie Clarke papers 1964-1996 (Bulk, 1973-1978) 10 record cartons

Scope and Contents note
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.


9800.005 Elementary Principals Association records 1919-1938 0.5 record carton

Scope and Contents note
Includes minutes, correspondence, etc. of the Elementary Principals Association in the Boston Public Schools.



9800.006 Political ephemera 1924, 1927-1931 1 document case

Scope and Contents note
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.


9800.007 Peter Dreyer slide collection circa 1965-1985 approximately 500 slides

Scope and Contents note
Color slides of buildings, events and scenes in Boston taken by photographer Peter Dreyer.

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9800.010 Boston City Federation of Organizations records

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Records document the activities of the Boston City Federation of Organizations, a federation of women's clubs.  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

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9800.015 Louise Day Hicks papers 1971-1975 (bulk, 1974-1975) 2 document cases

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Papers include two document cases of various documents written and collected by Louise Day 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.

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