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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1944 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 



0^£ 



^ JiAr. M-, ^UL, 



TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



ROBERT H. LORD, President 

Term expires April 30, 1947 

FRANK W. BUXTON 

Term expires April 30, 1945 

JOHN L. HALL ELLERY SEDGWICK 

Term expires April 30,1946 Term expires April 30, 1948 

ABRAHAM E. PINANSKI 

Term expires April 30. 1949 



MILTON E. LORD 

Director, and Librarian 





CONTENTS 






I- 


— Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1944 . 


1 


II- 


— Appropriations and Expenditures 
Personnel, 1930-1944 . 


FOR 


3 


III- 


— Appropriations and Expenditures 
Books, 1930-1944 . 


FOR 


9 


IV- 


— Personnel 




14 


V- 


— Book Stock 




36 


VI- 


— Use of Books 




46 


VII- 


— The Catalogs .... 




51 


VIII- 


— Printing and Binding . 




32 


IX- 


— Lectures, Concerts, Exhibitions . 




53 


X- 


— Trust Funds 




61 


XI- 


— Officers of the Library, 

AS OF December 31,1 944 




76 


FiNANCiAL Statement 




79 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930 - 1944 



Total Expenditures, 1930 - 1944 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 



FROM ANNUAL 

CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$1,132,520.06 
1,239.257.45 
1.147,579.89 
1.000.431.87 
1,065,367.44 
1,139,114.88 
1,116,657.14 
1,204,994.47 
1.231,278.52 
1,231,198.08 
1,232,633.01 
1,274,184.45 
1,272,554.07 
1,254,573.76 
1.280,646.51 



FROM SPECIAL 
CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$237,962.11 

309,794.65 

126345.78 

1 ,027.43 

41,049.17 

36,295.49 

74,434.97 

73.204.16 

66,243.11 

39,997.19 

52,930.24 

37,398.01 

92,356.86 

72,904.22 

11,913.99 



FROM FROM 

INCOME OF GIFTS FOR 

TRUST FUNDS IMMEDIATE USE 

$22,796.21 

20,839.73 

22,801.04 

26.633.94 

19,083.82 

24,496.50 

58,826.03 6.83 

51,161.81 206.68 

86,338.96 

119,899.86 73.97 

128.403.69 88.80 

93.969.34 264.69 

50,625.70 270.20 

61,016.62 85.21 

40.839.88 1 ,086.50 



$1,393,278.38 
1,569.891.83 
1,296,726.71 
1,028.093.24 
1,125,500.43 
1,199.906.87 
1.249.924.97 
1,329,567.12 
1,383,860.59 
1,391.169.10 
1.414,055.74 
1.405,816.49 
1,415.806.83 
1,388,579.81 
1 ,334,486.88 



Distribution of Expenditures From Annual City Appropriations, 1930-1944 





salaries 


books and other 


ALL OTHER 




YEAR 


and wages 


library material 


ACCOUNTS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$809,530.41 


$159,999.97 


$162,989.68 


$1,132,520.06 


1931 


852,987.17 


190,636.12 


195,634.16 


1.239,257.45 


1932 


853,680.10 


1 59,970.58 


133,929.21 


1.147.579.89 


1933 


788,603.37 


87,323.50 


124.505.00 


1.000.431.87 


1934 


821,974.51 


98.291.63 


145.101.30 


1,065,367.44 


1935 


912,339.26 


99.233.95 


127,541.67 


1,139,114.88 


1936 


930,788.04 


54,999.98 


130,869.12 


1,116,657.14 


1937 


975,751.61 


81,522.49 


147,720.37 


1 ,204.994.47 


1938 


1,023.225.41 


73,874.93 


134.178.18 


1.231.278.52 


1939 


1,032,696.19 


54,999.97 


143.501.92 


1,231,198.08 


1940 


1 ,045,735.40 


57,499.94 


129.397.67 


1,232,633.01 


1941 


1 ,043,754.52 


74,999.47 


155,430.46 


1,274,184.45 


1942 


1,062,220.17 


88,000.00 


122,333.90 


. 1,272,554.07 


1943 


1,036,381.35 


75.000.00 


143,192.41 


1 ,254,573.76 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


80.000.00 


141,974.55 


1,280,646.51 



[2] 

Distribution of Expenditures From Special City Appropriations, 1930-1944 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 



CENTRAL LIBRARY BRANCH 

FOUNDATIONS, LIBRARIES 

ROOF CONSTRUCTION NEW 

& IMPROVEMENTS BUILDINGS 



$206,391.46 

254,871.40 

13,125.06 



4,867.40 

7.997.34 

11,131.75 

12,251.72 



14,743.24 



58.606.53 

52,488.25 

6,138.99 



$31,570.65 

54,923.25 

113,220.72 

1 ,027.43 

6.80 

5,705.30 

1,597.40 



RELIEF 

PROJECTS 

(WPA, ETC.) 



41.042.37 
25,722.79 
64,840.23 
62.072.41 
53,991.39 
39,997.19 
38,187.00 
37,398.01 
23,415.38 
9,637.51 



CIVILIAN 

DEFENSE 

ACTIVITIES 



10,334.95 

10,778.46 

5,775.00 



$237.962.1 1 

309,794.65 

126,345.78 

1 ,027.43 

41,049.17 

36,295.49 

74,434.97 

73,204.16 

66,243.11 

39,997.19 

52,930.24 

37,398.01 

92,356.86 

72,904.22 

11,913.99 



Distribution of Expenditures From Income of Trust Funds, 1930 - 1944 





books and other 








YEAR 


LIBRARY materials 


salaries 


other 


total 


1930 


$22,466.21 


$ 180.00 


$150.00 


$22,796.21 


1931 


19,259.55 


1,480.18 


100.00 


20,839.73 


1932 


20,045.62 


2,755.42 




22.801 .04 




1933 


23,873.19 


2,760.75 




26.633.94 




1934 


16.996.57 


2,087.25 




19.083.82 




1935 


22.264.83 


1 ,602.67 


629.00 


24.496.50 


1936 


56,909.96 


1 .274.07 


642.00 


58,826.03 


1937 


49,641.81 


1.128.00 


392.00 


51.161.81 


1938 


82,756.96 


3,126.00 


456.00 


86,338.96 


1939 


116.257.43 


3,25733 


385.10 


119.899.86 


1940 


124.618.89 


2.070.00 


1,714.80 


128.403.69 


1941 


92.182.66 


1,500.00 


286.68 


93.969.34 


1942 


48.447.64 


1.500.00 


678.06 


50.625.70 


1943 


58.488.39 


1.704.33 


823.90 


61.016.62 


1944 


39,735.05 


625.00 


479.83 


40.839.88 



Distribution of Expenditures From Gifts for Immediate Use. 1930 - 1944 



book and other 
library materials 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 



6.83 
206.68 

73.97 

88.80 

264.69 

270.20 

85.21 

1,086.50 



[3] 
II 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1930 - 1944 

Total AppPxOpriations and Expenditures for All Personnel, 1930 - 1944 





AMOUNT 


AMOUNT 


UNEXPENDED 


YEAR 


APPROPRIATED 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


1930 


$812,000.00 


$809,530.41 


$2,469.59 


1931 


858,903.00 


852,987.17 


5,915.83 


1932 


858,000.00 


853,630.10 


4,319.90 


1933 


800,000.00 


788,603.37 


11,396.63 


1934 


824,719.00 


821,974.51 


2,744.49 


1935 


915,000.00 


912,339.26 


2,660.74 


1936 
1937 


921,000.00 
985,000.00 


930,788.04* 
975,751.61 




9,248.39 


1938 


1,039,175.00 


1,023,225.41 


1 5,949.59 


1939 


1,039,859.34 


1,032,696.19 


7.163.15 


1940 


1,065,000.00 


1,045,735.40 


19,264.60** 


1941 


1,065,000.00 


1,043,754.52 


21.245.48*** 


1942 


1.065,000.00 


1,062,220.17 


2,779.83 


1943 


1,065,000.00 


1.036,381.35 


28,618.65**** 


1944 


1 .065,000.00 


1,058,671.96 


6,328.04t 



* To take care of the commitments above the amount appropriated for 1936, the 
sum of $9,788.04 was transferred from unexpended balances in other accounts 
of the Library. 
** $18,775.53 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
*** $18,693.10 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
**** $16,055.83 transferred to other accounts of the Library, and $5,844.33 trans- 
ferred to other City of Boston Departments at the request of the Budget Com- 
missioner of the City of Boston. 
t $5,587.13 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 



Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For All Personnel, 1930-1944 





TOTAL EXPEND! rURES 


%0F 


%0F 




FOR SALARIES & WAGES 


CHANCE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR ALL PERSONNEL 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.26 







1930 


809,530.41 


+5.1% 


+5.1% 


1931 


852,987.17 


+5.4% 


+ 10.7% 


1932 


853,680.10 


+0.1% 


+ 10.8% 


1933 


788.603.37 


-7.7% 


+2.4% 


1934 


821,974.51 


+4.2% 


+6.7% 


1935 


912,339.26 


+ 11.0% 


+ 18.3% 


1936 


930,788.04 


+2.0% 


+20.8% 


1937 


975.751.61 


+4.8% 


+26.6% 


1938 


1,023,225.41 


+4.8% 


+32.7% 


1939 


1,032,696.19 


+0.9% 


+33.9% 


1940 


1 ,045.735.40 


+ 1.2% 


+35.7% 


1941 


1 ,043,754.52 


-0.2% 


+35.4% 


1942 


1,062,220.17 


+1.7% 


+37.8% 


1943 


1,036,381.35 


-2.4% 


+34.5% 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


+2.2% 


+37.4% 



[4] 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Regular Service 
(Full-Time Personnel), 1930-1944 

total expenditures % of % of 

for salaries & wages change from change 

YEAR for regular SERVICE PRECEDING YEAR FROM 1929 

1929 $663,747.98 

1930 694.183.74 +4.6% -f4.6% 

1931 734.150.50 +5.8% +10.6% 

1932 746,221.52 +1.6% +12.4% 

1933 683.618.01 -8.4% +3.0%, 

1934 682,797.16 -0.1% +2.9% 

1935 799,271.34 +17.1% +20.4% 

1936 833,763.88 +4.3% +25.8%, 

1937 875.957.34 +5.1% +32.1% 

1938 932.579.59 +6.5% +40.7% 

1939 945.123.21 +1-3% +42.5% 

1940 954.292.69 +1.1% +43.8% 

1941 941,707.31 -1.3% +41.8% 

1942 939,370.95 -0.2% +41.5% 

1943 918,763.36 -2.2% +38.4% 

1944 933,028.30 +1.6% +40.6% 



Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Extra Service 
(Part-Time Per.sonnel, Etc.), 1930- 1944 

total expenditures % OF % OF 

for salaries & WAGES CHANGE FROM CHANGE 

YEAR FOR EXTRA SERVICE PRECEDING YEAR FROM 1 929 

1929 $104,032.28 

1930 112,214.67 +7.8% +7.8% 

1931 115,888.67 +3.3% +11.3% 

1932 105.448.58 -9.0% +1.4% 

1933 102,982.11 -2.37o -1-0% 

1934 111.792.41 +8.6% +7.4% 

1935 96,330.61 -13.87o -7.4% 

1936 92,411.73 -4.1% -11.1% 

1937 97,706.13 +5.7% -6.0% 

1938 88,305.46 -9.6% -15.1% 

1939 85,661.98 -3.0% -17.6% 

1940 89,517.71 4-4.3% -11.6% 

1941 100,136.21 +11.8% -3.7% 

1942 120,983.22 +20.6% +163% 

1943 115.031.99 -4.9% +10.6% 

1944 122,061.66 +6.1% +17.3% 



[5] 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1944 

Summary by Divisions 
Administrative Offices 



Regular Service 
Extra Service 

Part-time Service $L871.75 

Evening Service 

Sunday Service 553.49 


$49,956.28 
2,425.24 




Total Expenditures for Administrative Offices 

Circulation Division 

Regular Service 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $50,647.23 
Cleaning by the Hour 8,380.53 
Sunday Service 1 ,845.76 


$454,903.06 
60,873.52 


$52,381 .52 


Total Expenditures for the Circulation Division 

Reference Division 

Regular Service 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $23,331.18 
Evening Service 449.10 
Sunday Service 12,050.17 


$236,032.69 
35,830.45 


515.776.58 


Total Expenditures for Reference Division 

Division of Business Operations 
Regular Service 

Extra Service 

Evening and Holiday Service $15,683.15 
Sunday Service 7,249.30 


$192,136.27 
22,932.45 


271.863.14 


Total Expenditures for Division of Business Operations 

Miscellaneous Services 

Storytelling $3,495.00 
Stereopticon Operator 87.00 


215.068.72 








Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous Services 


EL 


3,582.00 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR ALL PERSONN 


$1,058,671.96 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, 

1944 

regular part-time evening SUNDAY TOTAL 

UNIT service service SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE 

Director's Office $24,033.22 $24,033.22 

Personnel Office 9,859.43 9,859.43 

Training Office 4,773.32 4,773.32 

Information Office 8.265.06 $1,871.75 $553.49 10,690.30 

Records, Files. 

Statistics Office 3,025.25 3,025.25 



Total Expenditures for 
Administrative Offices $49,956.28 $1,871.75 $553.49 $52,381.52 



[6] 
EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN CIRCULATION DIVISION. 1944 



Unit 



Executive Staff 

Book Preparation Department 

Book Selection Department 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 

Branch Issue Department 

Open Shelf Department 

Registration Department 

Young Peoples Room 

School Issue Department 

Branch Libraries 

Total Expenditures for 
Circulation Division 



Branch Libraries 

Allston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bovi'doin 

Mt. Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

South End 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Total Expenditures for 
Branch Libraries 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$23,543.79 

7,664.92 

4.418.57 

20.382.90 

16.179.65 

12.259.93 

12,864.86 

8.518.30 

11,504.64 

337,565.50 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 

$683.08 

426.67 

63.26 

277.62 

786.92 

2,862.89 



CLEANING BY SUNDAY 
THE HOUR SI:RVICE 



756.82 

2,561.36 

42,228.61 



$8,380.53 



$454,903.06 


$50,647.23 


$8,380.53 


$14,449.53 


$1,260.66 


$669.13 


12,948.88 


1,431.47 


164.25 


13.503.59 


2,080.84 


112.14 


7.893.84 


2,108.83 






12,039.99 


2.057.44 






12,261.98 


1 .753.20 


69.41 


1 1 ,260.32 


1.536.18 






14,521.94 


1,321.17 


251.02 


11,341.06 


1 ,408.30 


28.38 


10,938.58 


1,125.67 





11,750.16 


1,179.35 


71.45 


10,150.71 


1,738.58 


773.00 


8,028.85 


1,224.12 


551.36 


6,979.31 


698.25 






15,587.39 


1 ,348.40 


4.50 


14,887.92 


1,863.30 


117.00 


10,130.12 


1,214.46 


679.50 


8,215.08 


736.13 




6.281.87 


1,188.79 


1,100.75 


13.541.32 


1,109.65 


34.88 


7,424.36 


510.60 


1,178.98 


13,692.34 


1,027.81 


75.37 


5,920.22 


775.19 


1 ,099.00 


11,339.32 


999.85 


207.00 


8,292.64 


1,524.49 






11,008.26 


1,118.29 


73.38 


13,798.68 


2,901.52 






9.782.92 


1 .968.54 


1 .003.75 


16.366.31 


1 ,936.65 


20.25 


13,228.01 


1 ,080.83 


96.03 



$5.37 



703.03 
551.35 
586.01 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$24,232.24 

8,091.59 

4,481.83 

20.660.52 

16,966.57 

I 5,825.85 

13,416.21 

9,861.13 

14,066.00 

388,174.64 



$16, 
14, 
15. 
10, 
14, 
14 
12 
16 
12 
12 
13 
12 
9 
7 

16 
16 
12 



379.32 
,544.60 
,696.57 
,002.72 
097.43 
,084.59 
,796.50 
,094.13 
,777.74 
,064.25 
,000.96 
,662.29 
,804.33 
,677.56 
,940.29 
,868.22 
,024.08 
,951.21 
,571.41 
685.85 
113.94 
795.52 
.794.41 
546.17 
,817.13 
199.93 
700.20 
,755.21 
.323.21 
,404.87 



$337,565.50 $42,228.61 $8,380.53 



$388,174.64 



[7] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN REFERENCE DIVISION, 1944 



Unit 



Executive Staff 

Book Selection Department 

Book Stack Service 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 

Fine Arts Department 

General Reference Department 

History Department 

Music Department 

Periodical and Newspaper Dept. 

Print Department 

Rare Book Department 

Science and Technology Dept. 

Statistical Department 

Teachers Department 

Business Branch 

"Unliquidated" Evening Service 

Total Expenditures for 
Reference Divison 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$6,770.08 

3.871.42 

48,267.22 

47,002.79 

15,951.91 

1 7,033.95 

3,648.18 

7,839.67 

14,474.88 

5,570.51 

16,610.79 

11,483.06 

7,806.34 

5,740.08 

23.961.81 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 

$100.01 



EVENING 
SERVICE 



6,496.05 

3,652.36 

2,398.55 

1 ,509.55 

564.31 

1 ,432.45 

2,019.15 

1 ,284.36 

1 .054.32 

1,526.18 

660.87 

399.68 

233.34 



$79.29 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 

$761 .90 

4,502.03 

1 ,050.72 
1 ,739.08 
266.22 
510.87 
1,086.70 
179.75 
747.61 
481 .05 
470.28 
253.96 



369.81 — 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$7,631.99 

3,871.42 

59,265.30 

50,655.15 

19,401.18 

20,282.58 

4.478.71 

9,782.99 

1 7,580.73 

7,034.62 

18,412.72 

13,569.58 

8,937.49 

6,393.72 

24,195.15 

369.81 



$236,032.69 $23,331.18 $449.10 $12,050.17 $271,863.14 



[8] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS 
OPERATIONS, 1944 



Unit 



Business Office 

Accounting Department 

Binding Department 

Book Purchasing Department 

Buildings Department 

Cleaning 

Printing Department 

Shipping Department 

Stock Purchasing Department 

"Unhquidated" Evening Servic 

Total Expenditures 
for Division of 
Business Operations 



EXTRA, EVENING 
REGULAR & HOLIDAY SUNDAY 
SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE 

$4,460.13 
1 1 ,042.03 
48,198.29 
29,520.77 
65,572.48 
12,196.66 
14,149.17 

4,550.52 

2,446.22 



$59.51 

667.15 
9,731.01 
4,244.33 

206.65 

33.50 

741.00 



$5,656.60 
1,592.70 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$4,460.13 

11,101.54 

48,198.29 

30,187.92 

80.960.09 

18,033.69 

14,149.17 

4,757.17 

2.479.72 

741.00 



$192,136.27 $15,683.15 $7,249.30 $215,068.72 



EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES, 1944 



Storytelling 
Stereoplicon Operator 

Total Expenditures for 
Miscellaneous Services 



$3,495.00 
87.00 



$3,582.00 



RECAPITULATION, 1944 



Regular Service 

Full-time Members of the Staff 



$933,028.30 



Extra Service 

Part-time Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Sunday Service 

Cleaning by the Hour 



$76,536.31 

16.167.95 

21,698.72 

7,658.68 



122,061.66 



Miscellaneous Service 
Storytelling 
Stereoplicon Oi)eratoi 

Total Expenditures for All Personnel 



$3,495.00 
87.00 



3,582.00 



$1,058,671.96 



[9] 
III 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
BOOKS, 1930-1944 

City Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and Other Library Materials 

I9I9 - 1944 



1919-20 












$50,000 


1920-21 












60.000 


1921-22 












100,000 


1922-23 












100,000 


1923-24 












90,000 


1924-25 












100,000 


1925* 












100,000* 


1926 












125.000 


1927 












125,000 


1928 












125.000 


1929 












140.000 


1930 












160,000 


1931 












175.000 


1932 












160.000 


1933 












75,000 


1934 












100,000 


1935 












100,000 


1936 












55,000 


1937 












75,000 


1938 












73.875 


1939 












55,000 


1940 












57.500 


1941 












75.000 


1942 




■• 








88.000 


1943 












75.000 


1944 












80.000 



February I - December 31, 1925 only. 



Total E 


IXPENDITURES FOR BoOKS AND C 


)ther Library Mater 


als, 1930- 1944 




FROM 


FROM INCOME 




year 


CITY FUNDS 


OF TRUST FUNDS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$1 59,999.97 


$22,466.21 


$182,466.18 


1931 


190,636.12 


19.259.55 


209.895.67 


1932 


159,970.58 


20,045.62 


180,016.20 


1933 


87,323.50 


23,873.19 


111.196.69 


1934 


98,291.63 


16,996.57 


1 1 5,288.20 


1935 


99,233.95 


22,264.83 


121,498.78 


1936 


54,999.98 


56,909.96 


111.909.94 


1937 


81,522.49 


49,641.81 


131.16430 


1938 


73,874.93 


82,756.96 


156,631.89 


1939 


54,999.97 


116,257.43 


171,257.40 


1940 


57,499.94 


124,618.89 


182,118.83 


1941 


74,999.47 


92.182.66 


167,182.13 


1942 


88,000.00 


48.447.64 


136,447.64 


1943 


75.000.00 


58.488.39 


133,488.39 


1944 


80.000.00 


39.735.05 


119,735.05 



[10] 

Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials by Divisions, 1935-1944 



YEAR 

1935 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


circulation 

DIVISION 

$72,440.78 
1 ,335.89 


reference 
division 

$26,793.17 
20,928.94 


ENTIRE 
LIBRARY 
SYSTEM 

$99,233.95 
22,264.83 


Total 

1936 

From Cily Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$73,776.67 

$48,399.98 
3,983.70 


$47,722.1 1 

$6,600.00 
52,926.26 


$121,498.78 

$54,999.98 
56,909.96 


Total 

1937 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$52,383.68 

$61,141.67 
2.482.09 


$59,526.26 

$20,380.62 
47,159.72 


$111,909.94 

$81,522.49 
49,641.81 


Total 

1938 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$63,623.96 

$56,631.10 
2,482.7! 


$67,540.34 

$17,243.83 
80,274.25 


$131,164.30 

$73,874.93 
82.756.96 


Total 

1939 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$59,113.81 

$42,667.54 
1,898.52 


$97,518.08 

$12,332.43 
114.358.91 


$156,631.89 

$54,999.97 
116,257.43 


Total 

1940 

From Cily Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$44,566.06 

$56,100.44 
9,305.14 


$126,691.34 

• $1,399.50 
115.313.75 


$171,257.40 

$57,499.94 
124.618.89 


Total 

1941 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$65,405.58 

$74,992.27 
3.340.50 


$116,713.25 

$7.20 
88.842.16 


$182,118.83 

$74,999.47 
92.182.66 


Total 

1942 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$78,332.77 

$87,991.81 
1.917.04 


$88,849.36 

$8.19 
46,530.60 


$167,182.13 

$88,000.00 
48.447.64 


Total 

1943 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$89,908.85 

$75,000.00 
1,174.83 


$46,538.79 
$'57,313.56 


$136,447.64 

$75,000.00 
58.483.39 


Total 

1944 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$76,174.83 

$74,950.20 
720.79 


$57,313.56 

$5,049.80 
39.014.26 


$133,488.39 

$80,000.00 
39.735.05 


Total 


$75,670.99 


$44,064.06 


$119,735.05 



[in 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 
Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures from City Funds 

1930 - 1944 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 





total expenditures 




total 


FOR books and other 


percentages 


expenditures 


library materials 


of expenditures 


from city funds 


FROM city funds 


for books 


$1,132,520.06 


$159,999.97 


14.12% 


1,239.257.45 


190,636.12 


1 5.38% 


1.147.579.89 


1 59.970.58 


13.94% 


1,000,431.87 


87,323.50 


8.73% 


1 ,065,367.44 


98,291.63 


9.23% 


1,139,114.88 


99,233.95 


8.11% 


1,116.657.14 


54,999.98 


4.93% 


1,204,994.47 


81,522.49 


6.77% 


1,231,278.52 


73,874.93 


6.00% 


1,231,198.08 


54,999.97 


4.47% 


1,232,633.01 


57,499.94 


4.66% 


1,274,184.45 


74.999.47 


5.88% 


1,272,554.07 


88,000.00 


6.91 % 


1,254,573.76 


75,000.00 


5.98% 


1,280,646.51 


80,000.00 


6.25% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures 

1930 - 1944 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 



total expenditures 
from city funds 
& trust funds 

$1,155,316.27 
1,260,097.18 
1,170,380.93 
1,027.065.81 
1,084,451.26 
1,163,611.38 
1,175,483.17 
1.256.156.28 
1,317.617.48 
1,351,097.94 
1,361,036.70 
1,368,153.79 
1,323,179.77 
1.315,590.38 
1,321.486.39 



total expenditures 




for books and other 




library materials 


percentages 


from city funds 


OF expenditures 


& trust funds 


for BOOKS 


$182,466.18 


1 5.79% 


209.895.67 


16.65% 


180.016.20 


15.38% 


111,196.69 


10.82% 


1 1 5,288.20 


10.63% 


121,498.78 


10.4470 


111,909.94 


9.44% 


131,164.30 


10.44% 


156,631.89 


1 1 .89% 


171,257.40 


12.67% 


182,118.83 


13.38% 


167,182.13 


11.82% 


136,447.64 


10.03% 


133.488.39 


10.15% 


119,735.05 


9.06% 



[12] 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1944 





total expenditures 










for salaries 


total expenditures 






& wages 




for books 






YEAR 


from city funds 


% 


FROM CITY funds 


% 


TOTAL 


1930 


$809,530.41 


84% 


$159,999.97 


167o 


$969,530.38 


1931 


852,987.17 


82% 


190,636.12 


18% 


1,043,623.29 


1932 


853,680.10 


84% 


1 59,970.58 


16% 


1.013,650.68 


1933 


788,603.37 


90% 


87,323.50 


10% 


875,926.87 


1934 


821,974.51 


89% 


98,291.63 


11% 


920,266.14 


1935 


912,339.26 


90% 


99,233.95 


107c 


1,011,573.21 


1936 


930,788.04 


94% 


54,999.98 


6% 


985,783.02 


1937 


975,751.61 


92% 


81,522.49 


8% 


1,057,274.10 


1938 


1,023,225.41 


93% 


73,874.93 


7% 


1,097,100.34 


1939 


1,032,696.19 


95% 


54,999.97 


5% 


1,087.696.16 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


95% 


57,499.94 


5% 


1,103.235.34 


1941 


1,043,754.52 


93% 


74,999.47 


7% 


1,118,753.99 


1942 


1,062,220.17 


92% 


88,000.00 


8% 


1,150,220.17 


1943 


1,036,381.35 


93 7o 


75,000.00 


7% 


1,111,381.35 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


93% 


80,000.00 


7% 


1.138.671.% 



% 

100% 
100% 

I007o 

100% 

I007o 

100% 
100% 
100% 

100% 

I007o 

100% 
100':l. 
100% 
100% 
100% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Rel.^tion to Each Other 

1930 - 1944 



total expenditures 





for SALARIES 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES 








& WAGES 




FOR BOOKS 










FROM city funds 




FROM CITY funds 








YEAR 


& TRUST FUNDS 


% 


& TRUST FUNDS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$809,710.41 


82% 


$182,466.18 


18% 


$992,176.59 


100% 


1931 


854,467.35 


80% 


209,895.67 


20% 


1,064,363.02 


100% 


1932 


856,435.52 


S3% 


180,016.20 


17% 


1,036,451.72 


100% 


1933 


791,364.12 


88% 


111.196.69 


12% 


902,560.81 


100% 


1934 


824,061 .76 


88% 


115,288.20 


12% 


939,349.96 


100% 


1935 


913,941.93 


88% 


121,498.78 


12% 


1,035,440.71 


100% 


1936 


932,062.11 


89% 


1 1 1 ,909.94 


11% 


1 ,043,972.05 


100% 


1937 


976,879.61 


887o 


131,164.30 


12% 


1,108,043.91 


100% 


1938 


1,026,351.41 


87% 


156,631.89 


13% 


1.182.983.30 


100% 


1939 


1,035.953.52 


86% 


171,257.40 


14% 


1,207,210.92 


100% 


1940 


1 ,047,805.40 


85% 


182,118.83 


15% 


1.229.924.23 


100% 


1941 


1,045,254.52 


86% 


167,182.13 


14% 


1,212,436.65 


I007o 


1942 


1,063,720.17 


89% 


136,447.64 


11% 


1,200.167.81 


100% 


1943 


1.038,085.68 


89% 


133,488.39 


11% 


1,171,574.07 


I007o 


1944 


1 ,059.296.96 


90% 


119,735.05 


10% 


1.179,032.01 


lOO'^^c 



[13] 

Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1944 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1 941 
1942 
1943 
1944 



REQUESTED 

FOR SALARIES 

& WAGES 

$812,000.00 

883.903.00 

866.124.00 

886,000.00 

830,569.56 

937.187.75 

940,039.28 

985.000.00 

1,055,000.00 

1.070,388.58 

1,096,830.57 

1,065,000.00 

1,101,145.95 

1 .065,000.00 

1.065,000.00 



REQUESTED 

FOR BOOKS 

AND OTHER 

% LIBRARY MATERIALS % 



84% 
82% 

81% 
84% 
85% 
86%o 
86% 
87% 



88% 



887o 



$150,000.00 
200,000.00 
200,000.00 
163,000.00 
1 50,000.00 
1 50,000.00 
1 50,000.00 
150,000.00 
150,000.00 
1 50.000.00 
150,000.00 
1 50,000.00 
1 50.000.00 
150.000.00 
150,000.00 



16% 

18% 
19% 
16% 
15% 
14% 
14% 
13% 
12% 
12% 
12% 
12% 
12% 
12% 
12% 



$962,000.00 
1,083,903.00 
1.066,124.00 
1,049,000.00 
980.569.56 
1.087.187.75 
1.090,039.29 
1,135,000.00 
1 ,205,000.00 
1 ,220,388.58 
1,246,830.57 
1,215,000.00 
1,251,145.95 
1,215.000.00 
1.215,000.00 



% 

I007o 

100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
\00% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 

I007o 

100% 
100% 



[HI 
IV 

PERSONNEL 

Cost and Numbrr or Total PtRsoNNEi., 1930 - 1944 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES & 
WAGES FOR ALL 

YEAR PERSONNEL 

1929 $770,367.26 

1930 809,530.41 

1931 852,987.17 

1932 853,680.10 
1933* 788,603.37 
1934* 821,974.51 

1935 ■ 912.339.26 

1936 930,788.04 

1937 975.751.61 

1938 1,023,225.41 

1939 1,032,696.19 

1940 1,045.735.40 

1941 1,043,754.52 

1942 1,062,220.17 

1943 1,036,381.35 

1944 1,058,671.96 



TOTAL PERSONNEL 
AS OF 
% OF CHANCE DECEMBER 3 1 Sl % OF CHANCE 
FROM 1929 IN EACH YEAR FROM 1929 



+5.1% 
+ 10.7% 
+ 10.8% 
+2.4% 
+6.7% 
+ 18.3% 
+20.8% 
+26.6% 
+32.7% 
+33.9% 
+35.7% 
+35.4% 
+37.9% 
+34.5% 
^37.4% 



602 
644 
657 
665 
695 
679 
687 
699 
705 
697 
687 
632 
656 
607 
641 
630 



+7.0% 

+9.1% 

+ 10.5% 

+ 15.5% 

+ 12.8% 

+ 14.1% 

+ 16.1% 

+17.1% 

+15.7% 

+14.1% 

+5.0% 

+9.0% 

+0.8% 

+6.4% 

+4.6% 



* Salary reductions were in effect from April 21, 1933 to December 31, 1934. 
Cost and Number of Recul,\r Service, 1930 - 1944 









TOTAL NUMBER OF 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




REGULAR SERVICE 






FOR SALARIES & 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR REGULAR 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMRER31st 


% OF CHANGE 


YEAR 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 




475 




1930 


694,183.74 


+4.6% 


512 


+^-& 


1931 


734,150.50 


+ 10.6% 


535 


+12.6% 


1932 


746,221.52 


+ 12.4% 


537 


+13.0% 


1933* 


683,618.01 


+3.0% 


550 


+ 15.8% 


1934* 


682,797.16 


-12.9% 


563 


+18.5% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+20.4% 


571 


+20.2% 


1936 


833,763.88 


4-25.8% 


578 


+21.7% 


1937 


875.957.34 


+32.1% 


592 


+24.6% 


1938 


932,579.59 


+40.7% 


590 


+24.2% 


1939 


945.123.21 


+42.5% 


580 


+22.1% 


1940 


954,292.69 


+43.7% 


543 


+ 14.3% 


1941 


941,707.31 


+41.8% 


511 


+7.5% 


1942 


939,370.95 


+41.5% 


501 


+5.5% 


1943 


918,763.36 


+38.4% 


511 


+7.5% 


1944 


933,028.30 


+40.67c 


514 


+8.2% 



* Salary reductions were in effect from April 21, 1933 to December 31, 1934. 



[15] 

Cost AND Number of Extra Service (Part-Time Personnel, etc.), 1930 - 1944 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES & 
WAGES FOR EXTRA 

YEAR SERVICE 

1929 $104,032.28 

1930 112,214.67 

1931 115,888.67 

1932 105,448.58 
1933* 102,982.11 
1934* 111,792.41 

1935 96,330.61 

1936 92,411.73 

1937 97,706.13 

1938 88,305.46 

1939 85,661.98 

1940 89,517.71 

1941 100,136.21 

1942 120,983.22 

1943 115,031.99 

1944 122,061.66 



TOTAL EXTRA SERVICE 
PERSONNEL IN TERMS 

OF EQUIVALENT OF 

FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 

AS OF 

% OF CHANGE DECEMBER 31 Sl % OF CHANGE 

FROM 1929 IN EACH YEAR FROM 1929 



+7.8% 

+ 11.3% 

+ 1.4% 

-1.0% 

+7.4% 

-7.4% 

-11.1% 

-6.0% 

-15.1% 

-17.6% 

-13.9% 

-3.7% 

+ 16.9% 

+ 10.6% 

+ 17.3% 



127 
132 
122 
128 
145 
116 
116 
121 
113 
107 
107 
89 
145 
106 
130 
116 



+3.9% 

-3.9% 

+0.8% 

+ 14.1% 

-8.6% 

-8.6% 

-4.7% 

-11.0% 

-15.7% 

-15.7% 

-29.9% 

+ 14.1% 

-16.5% 

+2.3% 

+8.6% 



* SaFary reductions were in effect from April 21, 1933 to December 31, 1934. 



[16] 
DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 1 DEC.31 

1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 



General Administrative Offices 


14 


13 


13 


15 


13 


11 


Division of Business 


Operations 


119 


133 


128 


129 


136 


138 


Circulation Division 




210 


234 


249 


250 


249 


254 


Reference Division 




132 


132 


145 


143 


152 


160 


Total 




475 


512 


535 


537 


550 


563 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 • 

DEC.31 DEC.31 DEO. 31 DEC.31 DEC.31 DEC.31 

1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 

Executive Department 11 10 10 12 9 — 

Editor's Department 11112 — 

Training Class 2 2 2 2 2 — 

Training Office — — — — — — 

Director's Office — — — — — 11 

Information Office — — — — — — 

Personnel Office — — — — — — 

Records, Files and Statistics Office — — — — — — 

Total 14 13 13 15 13 11 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 



Division of Business Operations, 
Executive Staff 

Business Office 
Auditor's Department 
Auditing Department 
Accounting Department 

Ordering Department 

Book Purchasing Department 

Stock Purchasing Department 

Shipping Department 

Bindery Department 
Binding Department 

Printing Department 

Engineers Department 
Buildings Department 

Cleaners 

Total 



DEC.31 DEC.31 DEC.31 DEC.31 DEC.31 

1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 



13 



16 



16 



DEC.31 

1934 



16 — — 



_ 


_ 


_ 





15 
2 


17 
2 


31 


37 


34 


36 


3 
36 


3 

35 


6 


6 


6 


6 


5 


6 


41 


43 


43 


42 


45 


45 


23 


26 


24 


24 


18 


20 


19 


133 


128 


129 


136 


138 



[17] 

BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS, 1929 - 1944 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 I DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 31 



1935 


1936 


1937 


1938 


1939 


1940 


1941 


1942 


1943 


1944 


11 


10 


12 


11 


13 


13 


II 


18 


23 


22 


134 


135 


135 


134 


127 


121 


117 


112 


113 


112 


259 


258 


259 


258 


257 


254 


245 


234 


233 


237 


167 


175 


186 


187 


183 


155 


138 


137 


142 


143 


571 


578 


592 


590 


580 


543 


511 


501 


511 


514 



1944 — GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 I DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 I DEC. 31 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 



— — — — — 2 2 2 2 2 
11 10 12 11 13 7 6 9 10 6 

— — — — — 1 1 2 6 6 

— — ■ — - — 3 2 5 5 5 

_ — — — — __ — — — 3 

11 10 12 11 13 13 11 18 23 22 



1944 — DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 31 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 



17 


17 


17 


19 


17 


16 


16 


14 


16 


15 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


2 


3 


2 


2 


34 


34 


34 


33 


34 


32 


30 


30 


31 


26 


6 


6 


5 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


44 


46 


48 


45 


39 


36 


36 


33 


33 


38 


18 


17 


16 


16 


16 


17 


15 


14 


12 


13 


134 


135 


135 


134 


127 


121 


117 


112 


113 


112 



[18] 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 - 



DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1930 



DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1931 1932 1933 1934 



Circulation Division, 

Executive Staff — — — — — 8 

Branch Department 25 29 32 31 28 — 

Central Office, Branch Libraries — — — — — 26 

Book Preparation Department — — — — — — 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. — — — — — — 

Branch Issue Department — — — — — — 

Book Selection Department — — — — — — 

Registration Department — — — — — — 

Open Shelf Department — — — — — — 

Childrens Department 8 8 8 8 6 5 

Young Peoples Room — — — — — — 

School Department — — — — — — 

Allston 

Andrew Square 

Boylston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellovves Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Kirstein 

Lower Mills 

Maltapan 

Memorial 

Mount Bowdoin 

Mount Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

Roxbury Crossing 

South Boston 

South End 

Tyler Street 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Total 



4 


4 


6 


6 


7 


8 


4 


6 


6 


6 


5 


5 


4 


5 


4 


5 


6 


5 


7 


7 


7 


8 


7 


6 


8 


8 


9 


9 


9 


9 


2 


4 


4 


5 


4 


4 


7 


7 


7 


8 


8 


8 


6 


8 


9 


6 


7 


7 


11 


11 


10 


10 


11 


11 


3 


3 


4 


4 


6 


7 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


7 


10 


9 


9 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


5 


3 


3 


3 


5 


5 


5 




3 


3 


3 


4 


3 


3 


5 


4 


4 


4 


4 


5 


6 


7 


9 


9 


9 


9 


13 


13 


10 


12 


12 


7 


7 


7 


5 


6 


6 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


4 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


8 


10 


10 


10 


10 


10 


3 


3 


3 


4 


4 


4 


3 


2 


7 


7 


8 


8 








3 


3 


3 


3 


■ 5 


6 


7 


6 


6 


7 


4 


2 


3 


4 


3 


4 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


7 


7 


7 


7 


4 


4 


3 


3 


4 


4 


10 


9 


9 


9 


10 


9 


9 


9 


11 


12 


10 


9 


6 


7 


8 


8 


7 


8 



210 



234 249 250 249 254 



[19] 

1944 — CIRCULATION DIVISION 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3] DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 



26 26 26 23 21 — — — — - — 

— — — — — 6 5 5 5 5 

— . 4 4 4 4 6 

— ■ — 10 10 10 10 10 

— 12222222 

10 8 7 8 8 

— — — — — 7 7 6 6 6 

5 5 5 3 — - 

5 5 5 5 5 4 

— — — 7876675 

888888 7 877 

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 — 

6 6 7 7 7 

7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 
9999999796 
444444444 4 
8888867767 

— — — — 7 7 6 6 7 

7787775566 
n II 11 11 10 9 9 9 8 8 
7776777666 
6666777766 
7777776666 
6 6 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 
5555655556 
4 3 4 4 4 Closed July I. 1940 
4444444444 

9 9 11 10 10 9 9 8 7 9 
12 II 12 12 11 10 9 9 8 8 
6 6 6 6 6 66 4 5 6 
4444444444 
3333334333 
10 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 7 8 
4444444444 
8888888787 
332333333 3 
7777767777 
4 4 4 Closed July 1, 1938 

8877776454 
7767655665 
4 4 4 Closed July I. 1938 

9 10 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 

— . — - 6 6 6 

10 10 9 10 9 9 9 9 8 9 
8888877667 

259 258 259 258 257 254 245 234 233 237 



[20] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 

Reference Division, Executive Staff — — — — 2 6 

Book Selection Department — — — — 2 2 
Book Selection Department, 

Reference Division — — — — — — 

Catalog Department 19 16 18 18 — — 

Shelf Department 15 17 17 16 — — 

Cataloging & Classification Dept. — — • — — 33 33 

Registration Department 8 8 9 9 10 9 

Issue Department 36 30 35 35 38 40 

Book Stack Service — — — — • — — 

Information Department 5 5 6 6 6 6 

Open Shelf Department — ' — — — — — 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals 25 24 25 25 20 — 

Genealogical Department — — — — 1 1 

Bates Hall Reference Desk — — — — — 5 

Bates Hall Centre Desk — — — — — 7 

Main Reading Room — — — — — — 

Genera! Reference Department — — — — — — 

Newspaper Department — — — — — 2 

Periodical Department — — — — — 5 

Periodical and Newspaper Dept. — — — — — — 

Special Libraries Department 19 19 20 20 — — 
Fine Arts, Rare Book, and 

Technology Departments — — — — 21 — 
Technology, Fine Arts, and 

Music Departments — — — — — 16 

Fine Arts Department [8] [8] [8] [8] [8] [9] 

Music Department [4] [4] [4] [4] [4] [3] 

Science and Technology Department [4] [4] [4] [4] [3] [4] 

Patent Department — — — — 3 3 

Rare Book Department [3] [3] [4] [4] [6] 8 

Print Department — — — — — — 

Teachers Department — — — — 1 1 

Statistical Department 5 5 5 5 5 5 

History Department — — — — — — 

Business Branch — 8 10 9 10 II 

Total 132 132 145 143 152 160 



[21 J 
1944 — REFERENCE DIVISION 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 

8 10 II II II 7 4 4 3 3 
2 2 — — — — — — — — 

— — 22222222 
33 34 32 32 31 31 25 25 26 27 

9 9 10 10 10 Transferred lo Circulation Division 

41 42 46 46 46 42 37 35 38 — 

— __ — — — — — — — 38 

9 9 9 9 Trans, to General Administrative Offices 

9 Transferred to Circulation Division 



5 6 7 9 8 — — — — — 

7 6 7 4 4 — — • — — — 

- — — — — 10 11 11 10 — 
_ — — — — — — — — 10 

- — 10 10 8 7 8 8 8 



17. — — . — — — — — — — 

[10] 10 10 10 10 10 9 7 9 9 
[4] 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 
[3] 9 9 10 10 7 7 8 7 8 

3 — . — - — . — 

8878897888 

— — — — — — 1 2 3 3 
2333333333 
5555444344 

— — — — — 3 2 2 2 2 
10 II 13 13 12 14 14 14 15 14 

167 175 186 187 183 155 138 137 142 143 



122] 

Distribution of Full-Time Personnel by Categories, December 31, 1944 



LIBRARY WORKERS 



General Officers 
Chiefs of Departments 
Assistants to the Director 
Branch Librarians 
Curators 

Assistant- in-Charge 
First Assistants 
Administrative Assistant 
Children's Librarians 
Assistants, 5th Step 
Second Assistants . 
Children's Assistants 
Catalogers 

Assistants, 4th Step 
Assistants 

Probationary Assistants 
Unclassified Assistants 
Military Substitutes 

Total 



8 
22 

4 
30 

1 

I 
25 

I 
22 

5 
18 

5 

5 

4 

135 

31 

47 

41 

405* 



Mechanical and Other Workers 



Auditor 
Bookkeeper 
Clerk 
Clerk-Typist 

Shipper 

Shipper's Assistant 

Clerk-Typist 
Clerk-Messenger 



Chief of Binding Department 

Finishers 

Forwarders 

Apprentice 

Working Forewoman of Sewers 

Sewers 

Chief of Printing Department 
Linotype Operators 
Pressman, Cylinder 
Pressman, Job 



I 

3 

10 
1 
I 
9 

1 
3 
1 
1 



25 



* This figure does not include those members of the staff for whom on 
December 31, 1944 there were no Military Substitutes. 



[23] 



Superintendent of Buildings 

Engineers 

Steamfitter 

Working Foreman of Carpenters 

Carpenters 

Working Foreman of Painters 

Electrician 

Electrician's Helper 

Mason 

Oiler 

Janitors 

Janitor-Laborers 

Laborer 

Machinist's Helper . 

Pookcleaner and Laborer 

Watchmen . 

Elevator Attendants 

Housekeeper 

Cleaners 

Stenographer 

Military Substitutes 

Total 

Temporary Cleaners 
Temporary Clerk-Typist . 
Temporary Painters 



1 

1 
17 
5 
I 
1 
1 

2 

2 

I 

17 



61 
103* 

6 
109* 



Recapitulation of Full-Time Personnel, December 31, 1944 



Library workers 

Mechanical and other workers . 

Total 



405 
109 

514* 



* This figure does not include those members of the staff for whom on 
December 31, 1944 there were no Military Substitutes. 



[24] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
as of April 1, 1943 

Classification of Personnel 

the ungraded service 

The Non-Technical Library Service 

Extra Assistant 
Unclassified Assistant 

THE GRADED SERVICE 

The Technical Library Service (Grades B and Ci 

Probationary Assistant 

Assistant 

Second Assistant 

Children's Assistant 

Reference Assistant 

Cataloger 

Classifier 

First Assistant 

Children's Librarian 

Reference Librarian 

Cataloger and Classifier 

The Professional Library Service (Grade A) 

Chief of Department 
Branch Librarian 
Other Officers 

SAI.ARY SCHEDULES 

The Ungraded Service 

the non-technical library service 

Extra Assistants (by the hour only) 

High school students ... 30 cents per hour 

College students (based on length of Boston Public 
Library employment while attending college) 

1st year of such library employment 35 cents per hour 

2nd year of such library employment 40 cents per hour 
3rd and subsequent years of such 

library employment 45 cents per hour 

Unclassified Assistants (by the hour) 

Rates to be determined individually in each case, as for example: 

40 cents per hour 
45 cents per hour 
50 cents per hour 

or at hourly rates dependent upon the qualifications of the individual, 
and based on the weekly rates paid to Unclassified Assistants employed 
by the week or to Probationary Assistants and Assistants in the Graded 
Service. 



[25] 

Unclassified Assistants (by the week) 

From a beginning rate of $20.00 per week up to a maximum of $30.00 
per week, by individual steps of $1.00 each dependent upon meeting 
step by step the required Qualifying Examinations for the Ungraded 
Service. 



The Graded Service 

(To be put into effect insofar as appropriated funds permit.) 

THE TECHNICAL LIBRARY SERVICE (GRADES B & c) 



Probationary Service (Grade C) 



Probationary Assistant, Beginning 
Probationary Assistant, I st Step 
Probationary Assistant, 2nd Step 
Probationary Assistant, 3rd Step 
Probationary Assistant, 4th Step 
Probationary Assistant, 5th Step 



$20.00 
21.00 
22.00 
23.00 
24.00 
25.00 



Permanent Service (Grade B) 



Assistant, Beginning 










$25.00 


Assistant, 1st Step . 










29.00 


Assistant, 2nd Step 










33.00 


Assistant, 3rd Step 










37.00 


Second Assistant 










41.00 


Children's Assistant 










41.00 


Reference Assistant 










41.00 


Cataloger 










41.00 


Classifier 










41.00 


Assistant, 4th Step 










41.00 


First Assistant 










45.00 


Children's Librarian 










45.00 


Reference Librarian 










45.00 


Cataloger and Classifier 








45.00 


Assistant, 5th Step 










45.00 



THE PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE (cRADE a) 



Chiefs of Departments and Branch Librarians 

Chiefs of Departments . . . $2610-$3130 

Branch Librarians . . . . 2610-3130 



Other Officers 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



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[30] 



COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930 - 1944 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 



$12,269.86 
14,094.34 
5,626.78 
309.84 
29,880.01 
15,891.29 
11,918.89 
47,137.52 
51,067.44 
31,127.91 
44,793.41 
54,943.1 1 
30,595.85 
10.632.70 
39,028.57 



DISTRIBUTION OF COST OF SAL.ARY INCREASES, 1930-1944 



1930 

Increases for 1930 effective at various dates 

1931 

Overlay from increases effective in 1930 at various dates for 
which provision had to be made in 1931 for payment over a 
full 12 months period ...... 

Increases for 1931 effective at various dates 



1932 

Overlay from increases effective in 1931 at various dates for 
which provision had to be made in 1932 for payment over 
a full 12 months period ...... 

Increases for 1932 ....... 



1933 

Overlay from increases effective in 1932 . 
Increases for 1933 effective at various dates 



1934 

Overlay from increases effective in 1933 
Increases from 1934 effective at various dates 



1935 

Overlay from increases effective in 1934 at various dates for 
which provision had to be made in 1935 for payment over 
a full 12 months period ...... 

Increases for 1935 effective at various dates 



$12,269.86 



$ 8,713.34 
5.381.00 



Total $14,094.34 



$ 5.626.78 
None 

Total $ 5,626.78 

None 
$ 309.84 

Total $ 309.84 



$ 501.79 
29,378.22 

Total $29,880.01 



$ 1.583.02 
14.308.27 

Total $15,891.29 



[31] 



1936 

Overlay from increases effective in 1935 at various dates for 
which provision had to be made in 1936 for payment over 
a full 12 months period ...... 

Increases in 1936 effective October 30-December 31, 1936 



1937 

Overlay from increases effective in 1936 only for October 30— 
December 31, 1936 but for which provision had to be made 
in 1937 for payment over a full 12 months period . 

Increases in 1937 effective June 4, 1937-December 31, 1937 . 



$9,554.17 
2,364.72 

Total $11,918.89 



1938 

Overlay from increases effective in 1937 only for June 4— 
December 31, 1937 but for 'ivhich provision had to be made 
in 1938 for payment over a full 12 months period 

Increases in 1938 effective from June 3-De':e:nber 31, 1938 



$10,181.08 

36,956.44 
Total $47,137.57 



1939 

Overlay from increases effective in 1938 only from June 3— 
December 31,1 938 but for which provision had to be made 
in 1939 for payment over a full 12 months period 

Increases in 1939 effective September 27-December 31, 1939 . 



$26,948.68 
24,118.76 

Total $51,067.44 



1940 

Overlay from increases effective in 1939 at various dates for 
which provision had to be made in 1940 for payment over 
a full 12 months period ...... 

Increases in 1940 ....... 



$17,171.48 
13,956.43 

Total $31,127.91 



1941 

Overlay from increases effective in 1940 for which provision 
had to be made in 1941 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1941 effective January 1, 1941 



$44,793.41 

None 

Total $44,793.41 



1942 

Overlay from increases effective in 1941 for which provision 
had to be made in 1942 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases m 1942 effective January I, 1942 on a pro rata 
basis (75%) 



Total 



1943 

Overlay from increases effective in 1942 for which provision 
had to be made in 1943 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ■■•..... 

Increases In 1943 effective January 1, 1943, etc. . 



Total 



1944 

Overlay from increases effective in 1943 for which provision 
had to be made in 1944 for payment over a full 12 months 
period . . . . . 

Increases in 1944 effective January 1, 1944, etc. . 



Total 



None 
$54,943.11 

$54,943.1 1 

None 

$30,595.85 
$30,595.85 



None 

$10,632.70 
$10,632.70 



None 

$39,028.57 



Total 



$39,028.57 



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ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1944 



examination 
Ungraded Service 
General paper 

Graded Service 

General paper 
French paper 
German paper 
Italian paper 
Spanish paper 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 



215 (67%) 



48 (53%) 

38 (70%) 

8 (687c) 

8 (80%) 

5 (56%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 



104 (33%) 



43 (47%) 
16 (30%) 

1 (12%) 

2 (20%) 
4 (44%) 



319' (100%;) 



91 (100%) 
54 (100%) 

9 (100%) 
10 (1007o) 

9 (1007o) 



QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS, 1944 
The Graded Service 



EXAMINATION 

General Book Selection (Q) 
Cataloging and Classification (Q) 
General Reference Work (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Central Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Branch Libraries (Q) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 

10 (71%) 

7 (8S%) 

8 (677c) 

27 (75%) 

28 (78%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

4 (29%) 

1 (12%) 
4 (33%) 

9 (25%) 

8 (22%) 



14 (100%) 

8 (100%) 

12 (100%) 

36 (100%) 

36 (100%) 



The Ungraded Service 





INDIVIDUALS 


INDIVIDUALS 




EXAMINATION 


WHO PASSED 


WHO FAILED 


TOTAL 


Book Ordering (Q) 


5 (71%) 


2 (297o) 


7 (1007o) 


Book Preparation (Q) 


4 (67%) 


2 (33%) 


6 (100%) 


Book Shelving (Q) 


1 (100%) 





1 (i007o) 


Registration Proceediire (Q) 


5 (83%) 


1 (17%) 


6 (1007f,) 


Reports and Statistics (Q) 


2 (67%) 


1 (33%) 


3 (1007) 


Filing (Q) 


3 (50%) 


3 (50%) 


6 (1007o) 


Elementary Cataloging (Q) 


2 (6770 


1 (33%) 


3 (100%) 


Elementary Classification (Q) 


3 (1007r) 





3 (1007) 


Boston Public Library — 








Central Library (Q) 


6 (55%) 


5 (45%) 


11 (10070 


Boston Public Library — 








Branch Libraries (Q) 


1 (17%) 


5 (83%) 


6 (1007o) 



[34] 

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1944 



EXAMINATION 



Advanced Languages — French (II) 

Advanced Languages — German (II) 

Boston as a Community (IV) 

Boston Pubic Library— Mistory (III) 

Business — General Field (III) 

Cataloging (IV) 

Classification (V) 

Children's Literature (IV) 

Children's Work (V) 

Documents — General Field (III) 

Education — General Field (III) 

Extension Work (V) 

Fine Arts— General Field (III) 

Foreign Government Documents (V) 

History — General Field (III) 

History of the Book (HI) 

Library Administration (V) 

Library Records (IV) 

Literature — General Field (III) 

Music— General Field (MI) 

National and Trade Bibliography (III) 

Newspapers — Special Field (IV) 

Periodicals— Special Field (V) 

Periodicals and Newspapers — » 

General Field (III) 1 (100%) 1 (100%) 

Philosophy, Psychology, Religion — 

General Feld (III) 

Public Library as an Institution (I) 13(54%) I 1 (46%o) 24(100%) 

Science and Technology-General Field (III) 1(100%) 24(100%o) 

Social Sciences and History — 

General Field (II) 2 (100%) 2 (100%o) 

Social Sciences — General Field (III) 

United States Government Documents (IV) 1 (100%) 1 (100%) 

Work with Schools (V) 

Special Fields— Subject Knowledge (IV) 7 (100%) 7 (100%,) 

Special Fields — Bibliographical 

Knowledge (V) 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 5 (100%o) 



INDIVIDUALS 


INDIVIDUALS 






WHO PASSED 


WHO FAILED 




TOTAL 


3 (50%) 


3 (50%) 


6 


(100%) 





1 (1,00%) 


1 

1 


(lOO'/o) 


1 (1007o) 





(100%) 


2 (100%) 





2 


(100%) 





1 (100%) 


I 


(100%) 


1 (100%) 





1 


(100%) 


6 (100%) 





6 


(IOO'a) 


4 (80%} 


1 (20%) 


5 
3 


(100%) 






3 (100%) 





(100%) 


1 (1007o) 





1 


(100%) 





1 (100% 


i 


(100%) 


1 (100%,) 





1 


(100%) 


I (50%) 


1 (50%) 


2 


(100%) 


8 (62%) 


5 (38%) 


13 


(1007^) 


1 (100%) 





1 


(1007r) 


3 (1007^) 





3 


(100%,) 


4 (100%c) 





4 


(100%) 


2 (100%) 





2 


(100%o) 



[35] 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1944 



John M. Carroll 

William J. Ennis 

Margaret A. Morgan 

Marjorie G. Bouquel 
Geraldine T. Beck 
Nura Globus 
Frances C. Lepie 
Louisa S. Metcalf 
Evelyn B. Marden 
Jeannette A. Pepin 
Mildred E. Presente 
Hazel C. Ross 

Harry Andrews 
Mary F. Daly 
Eleanor DiGiannantonio 
Mary E. Johnston 
Dorothy P. Shaw 

Albert F. Hunt 
Patrick J. Reilly 

Thomas p. Brennan 
William J. MuUoney 
Clara L. Maxwell 



Assistant-m-Charge, 

General Reference Department 

Chief, General Reference Department 

Assistant-in-Charge, Issue Department 

Chief, Book Stack Service 

Branch Librarian, Dorchester Branch Library 

Administrative Assistant 
First Assistant 
First Assistant 
First Assistant 
First Assistant 
Children's Librarian 
Children's Librarian 
Children's Assistant 
Children's Assistant 

Second Assistant 

Second Assistant 

Second Assistant 

Second Assistant 

Second Assistant 

Working Foreman of Carpenters 
V/orking Foreman of Painters 

Chief of Issue Department, Emerilus 
Chief of Mam Reading Room, Emerilus 
Branch Librarian, Emerilua 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1944 



William J. Mulloney, Chief of Main Reading Room 

Mary T. McElaney, Sewer 

Mary L. Coffey, Sewer 

Clara L. Maxwell, Branch Librarian 

Nora M. Harkness, Cleaner 



After 54 years of service 

After 42 years of service 

After 34 years of service 

After 28 years of service 

After 26 years of service 



[36] 

V 

BOOK STOCK 



Total Number ok Volumes in the Library as oi-- December 31, 1944 



Reference Division 

Central Library 
Business Branch 



1,181,753 
33,571 



1.215,324 1,215,324 



1 olal for Reference Division 
Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department 
Young Peoples Room 
^School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 

Branch Libraries 

Allston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point . 

Codman Scjuare 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park . 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End . 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

South End . 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End . 

West Roxbury 

Total for Branch Libraries 

1 otal for Circulation Division 

Total for Entire Library Systi m 

* Name changed from School Department 1 August 1944. 
** In addition 25,293 volumes belonging to Fellowes Athenaeum Trustees are 
available to the public under the same rules governing books belonging to 
the Boston Public Library. 



, , 


12,777 


\ 


11,165 




32,563 




37,111 


16,505 




17,997 




13,127 




1 1 .059 




17,278 




14,132 




13,914 




13,748 




14,519 




17,834** 




25,486 




14,746 




8,012 




9,013 




17,172 




13,738 




1 1 ,830 




8,632 




7,013 




12,548 




8,765 




1 1 ,984 




6,245 




13.952 




1 1 ,669 




14.390 




16,635 




12,025 




18,908 




18,167 




411,043 


411,043 




504,659 504,659 




. ** 1,7 19.983 



[37] 

BOOK STOCK 

The total number of volumes in the Library at the end of each 
year since its formation is shown in the following statement : 



1852-53 

1853-54 

1854-55 

1855-56 

1856-57 

1857-58 

1858-59 

1859-60 

1860-61 

1861-62 

1862-63 

1863-64 

1864-65 

1865-66 

1866-67 

1867-68 

1868-69 

1869-70 

1870-71 

1871-72 

1872-73 

1873-74 

1874-75 

1875-76 

1876-77 

1877-78 

1878-79 

1879-80 

1880-81 

1881-82 

1882-83 

1883-84 

1884-85 

1885 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896-97 

1897-98 

1898-99 



9,688 
16,221 
22.617 
28.080 
34.896 
70.851 
78,043 
85.031 
97.386 
105.034 
110,563 
116.934 
123.016 
130.678 
• 136.080 
144,092 
1 52.796 
160.573 
179.250 
192,958 
209,456 
260.550 
276.918 
297,873 
321,010 
345,734 
360.963 
377.225 
390.982 
404.221 
422,116 
438,594 
453.947 
460,993 
479,421 
492,956 
505.872 
520.508 
536.027 
556,283 
576,237 
597.152 
610,375 
628,297 
663.763 
698.888 
716.050 



1899-1900 








746,383 


1900-01 . 






781,377 


1901-02 








812,264 


1902-03 








835,904 


1903-04 








848,884 


1904-05 . 








871,050 


1905-06 








878.933 


1906-07 








903,349 


1907-08 








922348 


1908-09 








941 ,024 


1909-10 








961 .522 


1910-11 . 








987.268 


1911-12 . 








1,006,717 


1912-13 








1,049.011 


1913-14 








1,067,103 


1914-15 








1.098.702 


1915-16 








1,121,747 


1916-17 








1,139.682 


1917-18 








1,157,326 


1918-19 








1,173,695 


1919-20 








1,197.498 


1920-21 








1.224.510 


1921-22 








1,258,211 


1922-23 








1,284,094 


1923-24 








1,308,041 


1924-25 








1,333,264 


1925 








1,363,515 


1926 








1 ,388,439 


1927 








1,418.489 


1928 








. 1.442.802 


1929 








1,475.743 


1930 








1.526,951 


1931 








. 1.572,802 


1932 








1.631.422 


1933 








. 1,654,017 


1934 








1,673,609 


1935 








. 1.682.848 


1936 








. 1,693.335 


1937 








. 1.700.681 


1938 








1 .693,688 


1939 








. 1.704.729 


1940 








1.714,923 


1941 








1.720.605 


1942 








1.734,516 


1943 








. 1,732,395 


1944 


, 






.* 1.7 19,983 



* In addition, 25,293 volumes belonging to Fellowes Athenaeum Trustees, and 
formerly included in the total number of volumes in the Library, are available 
to the public under the same rules governing books belongmg to the Boston 
Public Library. 



[38] 

ACCESSIONS, I9J4 

The following statistics include materials received in 1944; 
they do not include materials received in earlier years, but pro- 
cessed only in 1 944. 

Classification of Accessions, 1944 









NO. OF 




source 




VOLUMES 


By purchase 




55.476 


By 


gift . 




3,257 


By 


exchange 






By 


binding of 


newspapers . 


131 


By 


binding of 


serials . 


3,277 



Total 62,141 



Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books 
AND Other Library Materials, 1944 

Reference Division 

From City Appropriation $5,049.80 

From Trust Funds Income 39,014.26 $44,064.06 



Circulation Division 

From City Appropriation $74,950.20 

From Trust Funds Income 720.79 75,670.99 



$119,735.05 



Distribution of Books Acquired by Purchase 
Reference Division 

From City Appropriation 437 

From Trust Funds Income 6,079 6,516 



Circulation Division 

From City Appropriation 48,468 

From Trust Funds Income 492 48,960 

55.476 



[39] 



Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Circulation Division, 1939 - 1944 



YEAR 

1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 



NUMBER OF NUMBER OF 

VOLUMES DISCARDED VOLUMES ADDED 



57,966 
62,180 
58,650 
58,112 
65,632 
71,222* 



42,671 
51,669 
52,506 
62,610 
51,718 
48,509 



NET INCREASE 


TOTAL NUMBER OF 


OR DECREASE IN 


VOLUMES CIRCU- 


NO. OF VOLUMES 


LATION DIVISION 


-15,295 


541,361 


-10,511 


542,932 


-6,144 


536,788 


+4,498 


541,286 


-13,914 


527,372 


-22,713* 


504,659 



* Includes 25,293 volumes belonging to Fellowes Athenaeum Trustees, and located 
in the Fellowes Athenaeum Branch Library, hereby removed from Boston Pub- 
lic Library book stock figure but still available to its public under the same rules 
governing books owned by the Boston Public Library. 



[40] 

NOTABLE PURCHASES, 1944 

Print Department 

Benson, Frank W. 

A collection of 63 unpublished plates. 
Winkler, John W. 

A collection of 80 prints. Purchased jointly by the Boston Public 

Library and Albert H. Wiggin. 

Rare Book Department 

Americana 

Allen 

Narrative of Captivity. 

Appendix to Diplomatic Correspondence, 1865. 
Boston. Stereopticon views. 
Brooks, Phillips 

A.L.S. to Charles W. Gray. Sept. 1 9, 1 891 . 2 pp. 

Convention between his Britannick Majesty and the King of Spain, 
1790. 

Humphreys. 

Essay on Maj. Gen. Putnam, 1 788. 
Declaration of Independence. Boston, 1 776. 
To the People of New-Hampshire. Broadside. 
The Republican Crisis. Alexandria, 1812. 

Royal Military Panorama. Vols. 1 & 3. 1812-1814. 

English Literature 

Barclay, John 

Poematum libri duo. 
Bronte, Charlotte 

Shirley, 1 st ed. 
Companion to the true-telling gypsy, 1805. 
Curtis, William 

Catalogue ... of plants. London, 1 785. 
Lewis, B. Roland 

The Shakespeare Documents. 2 vols. Stanford University Press. 
Proclamation by Parliament announcing the accession of Charles H. 



[41] 
Mathematics and Science 

Bredon, Simon 

Arithmetica Theorica. Middle 1 5th Century. 
Collection of different treatises in Latin, English and French on occult 

sciences, astronomy, medicine, and botany. 

Illustrated Books 

Baldensperger, Fernand 

Les Sonnets de Shakespeare. 
Bellamy, Edward 

Looking Backward. 1941. Merle Armitage in Hollywood. Draw- 
ings by Elise. Limited Editions. 
Berjeau 

Speculum Humanae Salvationis. 
Clemens, Samuel 

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 1942. Limited Editions. 
Collier, J. P. 

Punch and Judy. 1937. Limited Editions. 
Cooper, James Fenimore 

The Prairie. 1 940. Limited Editions. 
Defoe, Daniel 

Robinson Crusoe. Limited Editions. 
Dumas, Alexander 

The Count of Monte Cristo. 4 vols. 1941. Limited Editions. 
Euclid 

Designed by Bruce Rogers. 1 944. 
Fielding, Henry 

The History of the life of the late Mr. Jonathan Wild. 1 943. 

Limited Editions. 
Flaubert, Gustave 

The Temptation of Saint Anthony. 
God the Father. French woodcut. 
Grimm 

Fairy Tales. Illus. by Joseph Scharb. 
Hawthorne, Nathaniel 

The Scarlet Letter. 1941. Limited Editions. 
Flemingway, Ernest 

For whom the bell tolls. Princeton University Press. 1941. 

Limited Editions. 
Hoffmann, E. T. A. 

Tales of Hoffman. 1 943. Limited Editions. 



[42] 

Huart 

Parodie de Juif Errant. 
Hudson, William Henry 

Far away and long ago. 1943. Limited Editions. 
Lincoln, Abraham 

Literary works of Abraham Lincoln. 1942. Limited Editions. 
Masters, Edgar Lee 

Spoon River anthology. 1942. Limited Editions. 
Merimee, Prosper 

Carmen. 1 94 1 . Limited Editions. 
Pushkin, Alexander 

Eugene Onegin. 1943. Limited Editions. 
Steinbeck, John 

The Grapes of Wrath. 1 940. Limited Editions. 
Stevenson, Robert Louis 

Treasure Island. 1 94 1 . Limited Editions. 
Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de 

Candide illustrated by Paul Klee. (1944). 

Miscellaneous ' 

Bible. German. Augsburg, c. 1474. 
Brinsley, John 

Ludus literarius. 1627. 
Josson 

Traite abrege de la danse. 1 763. 
Junius, Hadrianus 

Batavia. Antwerp, Plantin. 1 588. 

Luther, Martin 

Ein neutzlich Predigt. Basel. 1520. 

Rime Diverse. 1 549. 
Saude, Jean 

Traite d'enluminure d'art au pochoir. 1925. 

Thornton and Seller 

A Map of some of the south and east bounds of Pennsylvania in 
America. London, 1681. Collotype facsimile, 1944. 

Verantius, Faustus 

Dictionarium. Venice. 1595. 



[43] 

A SELECTION OF INTERESTING GIFTS OF BOOKS. 
PRINTS, AND OTHER MATERIAL IN 1944 

American Outpost in Great Britain 

The Outpost. Nos. I to 56, August 1940 to December. 1944. 
London, Americans in Britain. 

Aurelio, Frank L. 

Copy of an act incorporating Boylston Market Association. Feb- 
ruary 27, 1809. in manuscript. 

Bohan, J. 

A collection of approximately 1000 clippings relating mainly to 
architecture and interior decoration, and 1 1 booklets relating to 
art. 

Brigham. Lucy M. 

A collection of 1 volume. 1 49 photographs, 1 8 pictures, and 1 
postcards, mainly relating to places and people of foreign lands. 

Cox, Persis. 

A miscellaneous collection of 4 volumes and 39 pamphlets, mostly 
pieces of music or publications relating to music. 

Cutler, Reverend Wolcott 

Tvv^o hundred and ninety-tv^o lantern slides of Charlestown, past 
and present, and a notebook containing pictures from w^hich the 
slides were made, and notes for the lectures. 

Hallowell. Emily 

A collection of 137 manuscript letters and 2 telegrams from Rus- 
kin to Miss Francesca Alexander, December 9, 1 882 to December 
3, 1 888, and 1 6 letters by Francesca Alexander, E. Burne-Jones, 
Mrs. Burne-Jones, Constance Oldham, George F. Watts and W. 
B. Richmond. 

Higgins. Eugene 

A collection of 1 40 prints by Eugene Higgins. 

Izard, Forrest 

A collection of 1 5 manuscripts, scores and librettos of operettas 
and songs, with music by Carl Wilmore and words by Carl Wil- 
more, George Abbott and others, and 2 copies of Love and the 
Clock, by Carl Wilmore, Boston Music Company, 1915. 

Jordan Marsh Company 

A collection of 55 issues of photostat copies of the Monday issues 
of the Boston Herald, from September 13, 1943 to November 
13, 1944. 

Latimer, Mrs. Grace Gordon 

A collection of 1 2 early printed booklets for children, published in 
England and America, from 1819 to 1833. 



[44] 

Lord, Reverend Robert H. 

Historv of the Archdiocese of Boston in the Various Stages of its 
Development, 1604-1943. By Robert H. Lx)rd. John E. Sexton 
and Edward T. Harrington. In three vohimes. New York. Sheed 
& Ward, 1944. Gift of the authors. 

Marius, Estate of Mme. Emelie Alexander- 

A collection of 1 000 volumes and pieces of music, presented to 
the Music Department of the Boston Public Library. 

Miller, Richard 

A collection of 2 1 3 volumes of miscellaneous works. 

Museum of Fine Arts Library 

A collection of 400 catalogues of various art galleries and museums, 
and 1 44 clippings of political cartoons. 

Pertzoff, Mrs. Constantin 

A photograph of Serge Kouszevitzsky by Bachrach, autographed, 

October 22, 1929. 

A framed photograph of Paderewsky, autographed. 

Phillips, Mary E. 

A collection of 1 42 pages of mounted manuscript items relating to 
Poe and Cooper. 

Sawyer, Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. 

A collection of 687 volumes and pamphlets on various subjects, 
and 2 framed photographs, of the Hatch Shell and of Edward E. 
Hale. 

Wales, Mrs. George C. 

A collection of 1 25 etchings, 32 lithographs, 1 9 drawings and 
tracings and 2 copper plates by George C. Wales. Given in memory 
of George C. Wales. 

Wiggin, Albert H. 

A collection of work by Thomas Rowlandson including prints, 
water colors, drawings and books • — - 241 items. 
Fifty-four prints by Francis Goya. 
Fifty prints by Sir Francis Seymour Haden. 

A collection consisting of the work of Anders Zorn, comprising 81 
etchings, I water color, 1 painting, 9 cancelled plates, and 8 
reference books; and etchings, drawings, water colors and litho- 
graphs of the following artists and any reference books pertaining 
thereto: 

Robert Austin Frederick L. Griggs 

Edmund Blampied Axel Haig 

Arthur Briscoe Carl Larson 

Francis Dodd Samuel Palmer 

Hedley Fitton Eileen Soper 



[45] 



and prints by the following English artists: 



S. van Abbe 
Andrew W. Affleck 
Stanley Anderson 
Frank Brangwyn 
Charles Cain 
E. S. Detmold 
Joseph Gray 
Martin Hardie 
Harold Harvey 
Norman Hirst 
Bouverie Hoyton 
E. H. Lacey 
Lionel Lindsay 
S. M. Litten 
Ernest Lumsden 



Douglas Macleod 
Harry Morley 
C. R. W. Nevinson 
Job Nixon 
Malcolm Osborne 
H. MacBeth Raeburn 
Joseph Simpson 
William Strang 
J. Walter Taylor 
Middleton Todd 
S. Tushingham 
William Walcott 
H. Gordon Warlow 
E. Herbert Whydale 
W. L. Wyllie 



Woodbury, Mr. and Mrs. David O. and Mrs. Charles B. Perkins 
A complete set of the etchings of Charles H. Woodbury with 
associated drawings, oil paintings, and water colors. 

Worcester Free Public Library 

A volume of printed and manuscript items relating to the Boston 
Public Library during 1857—1866, with manuscript notes by Mr. 
C. C. Jewett concerning the matter treated therein. For the 
Trustees' Room. 

Wyman, Estate of Lil!:: Viles 

A collection of I 69 volumes, 20 pamphlets and 1 7 packages of 
clippings relating to dancing and dancers, from the collection of 
Lilla Viles Wyman. 



[46] 

VI 

USE OF BOOKS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1940 - 1944 



Refe 



Central Library 
Business Branch 



1940 



171,539 
18.458 



1941 



155,155 
14.682 



1942 



134,315 
11,174 



1943 



1944 



19,321 116,380 
8.466 8.068 



Total for Reference Division 189,997 169,837 145,489 127,787 124,448 



Circulation Division 



Open Shelf Department 


208,494 


196,588 


185,960 


161,908 


151,662 


Young Peoples Room 


49,700 


47,365 


44,185 


37,983 


37,719 


*School Issue Department 


29,397 


31,444 


30,825 


28,728 


25,527 


Branch Issue Department 


54,228 


52,097 


45,445 


42,523 


47,773 


Staff Library 




1,177 


685 


725 


871 


Deposit Circulation 












(estimated) 


303,949 


294,215 


281,639 


252,766 


223,888 


Branch Libraries 












Allston 


143,733 


131,715 


115,700 


101,832 


95,622 


Brighton 


105,612 


89,265 


77,206 


63,271 


64.767 


Charlestown 


105,499 


93,545 


86,596 


74,241 


72,769 


City Point 


107,280 


93,060 


80,833 


67,844 


61,871 


Codman Square 


137,626 


130,967 


128,331 


115,310 


112,100 


Connolly 


128,383 


116,758 


106,172 


94,429 


92,487 


Dorchester 


104,578 


86,858 


74,848 


68,404 


65,101 


East Boston 


119,750 


105,722 


92,228 


79,190 


80.872 


Faneuil 


116,430 


110.204 


80,282 


55,766 


52,267 


Fellowes Athenaeum 


68,122 


58,948 


54,243 


44,303 


44,717 


Hyde Park 


108,565 


93,981 


78,745 


70,198 


68,781 


Jamaica Plain 


106,840 


95,679 


81,653 


73,073 


73,050 


Jeffries Point 


59,311 


48,962 


41,375 


33,179 


30,425, 


Kirsfein 


24,929** 








Lower Mills 


58,655 


54,537 


52,452 


45,233 


45,851 


Mattapan 


164,001 


145,367 


132,244 


107,047 


105,119 


Memorial 


1 56,229 


141,992 


128,206 


105,276 


96,980 


Mt. Bowdoin 


1 1 5,427 


101.062 


90,325 


83,399 


74,943 


Mt. Pleasant 


75,541 


67,633 


59,438 


54,324 


53,142 


Neponset 


54,013 


49,682 


41,641 


39,303 


41,962 


North End 


88,694 


72.295 


63,418 


60,197 


62,675 


Orient Heights 


51,743 


44,952 


39,465 


35,791 


36.943 


Parker Hill 


89,834 


88,312 


87,872 


71.038 


69.067 


Phillips Brooks 


37,469 


29,403 


28,192 


26.929 


31,017 


Roslindale 


125,891 


124,108 


114,057 


100.403 


102,053 


South Boston 


92.744 


78,035 


57,769 


54,534 


49,012 


South End 


1 18,765 


105,232 


91,765 


78,108 


75,227 


Uphams Corner 


1 58.836 


136.517 


1 1 5,492 


99.297 


99,052 


Washington Village 


113,900 


97,692 


102,517 


93,074 


87,708 


West End 


143,949 


124,498 


119.320 


117.008 


105,519 


West Roxbury 


138,849 


126,229 


1 1 5,006 


106,914 


102,268 


Total for Circulation 












Division 


3.8f)6,966 


3,466,096 


3,126,130 


2.743,548 


2,640,807 



Total for Entire Library 

System 4,056,963 3.635,933 3,271,619 2,871.335 2.765,255 

* Name changed from School Department 1 August 1944. 
** Branch Library closed July 1, 1940. 



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Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1935 - 1944 





NUMBER OF 




PERCENTAGE OF 


PERCENTAGE OF 




BOOKS LENT 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE 


YEAR 


TO BORROWERS 


PRECEDING YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1934 


1934 


5,194,351 








1935 


4,949,701 


-244,650 


-5% 


-5% 


1936 


4,806,737 


-142,964 


-3% 


-7% 


1937 


4,531,378 


-275,359 


-6% 


-13% 


1938 


4,354,044 


-177,334 


-4% 


-16% 


1939 


4,198,975 


-1 55,069 


-4% 


-19% 


1940 


4,056,%3 


-142,012 


-3% 


-22% 


1941 


3,635,933 


^21,030 


-10% 


-30% 


1942 


3,271,619 


-364,314 


-10% 


-37% 


1943 


2,871,335 


-400,284 


-12% 


-45% 


1944 


2,765,255 


-106,080 


-4% 


-47% 



Distribution of Total Circulation in 1944 



FROM deposits IN 

schools, institutions 

HOME use and engine HOUSES* TOTALS 



Reference Division 

Central Library 
Direct lending to borrowers 
Central Library volumes circulated 

through Branch Issue Department 

and Branch Libraries 
Business Branch 

Total for Reference Division 

Circulation Division 



104,919 



11,461 
8,068 

124,448 



104,919 



11,461 
8,068 

124,448 



Open Shelf Department 


151,662 




151,662 


Young Peoples Room 


37,719 




37,719 


**School Issue Department 


25,527 


206,020 


231,547 


Branch Issue Department 


• 47,773 


12,822 


60,595 


Staff Library 


871 




871 


Branch Libraries 








Aiiston 


95,622 




95,622 


Brighton 


64,767 


300 


65,067 


Charlestown 


72,769 




72,769 


City Point 


61,871 




61,871 


Codman Square 


112,100 


90 


112,190 


Connolly 


92,487 




92,487 


Dorchester 


65,101 




65,101 


East Boston 


80,872 




80,872 


Faneuil 


52,267 




52,267 


Fellowes Athenaeum 


44,717 




44,717 


Hyde Park 


68,781 




68,781 


Jamaica Plain 


73,050 




73,050 


Jeffries Point 


30,425 




30,425 


Lower Mills 


45,851 




45,851 



* Estimated 
** Name changed from School Department 1 August 1944. 



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Mattapan 


105,119 


60 


105,179 


Memorial 


96,9S0 




96.980 


Mt. Bowdoin 


74,943 




74,943 


Mt. Pleasant 


53,142 




53,142 


Neponset 


41,962 




41.962 


North End 


62,675 




62.675 


Orient Heights 


36,943 




36,943 


Parker Hill 


69,067 




69.067 


Phillips Brooks 


31,017 




31,017 


Roslindale 


102,053 




102,053 


South Boston 


49,012 




49,012 


South End 


75,227 


300 


75,527 


Uphams Corner 


99,052 


503 


99,555 


Washington Village 


87,708 




87,708 


West End 


105,519 


3,793 


109,312 


West Roxbury 


102,268 




102,268 


for Circulation Division 


2,416,919 


223,888 


2,640,807 


For Entire Library 


2,541,367 


223,888 


2,765.255 



Summary of Circulation by Divisions in 1944 



BOOKS LENT FOR HOME USE 



Reference Division 

Central Library (including Central Library books 

issued through Branch Libraries) 
Business Branch ..... 



Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department, Central Library . 

Young Peoples Room, Central Library 

School Issue Department, through schools . 

Branch Issue Department, through Branch Libraries 

Staff Library, Central Library 

Branch Libraries ..... 



Total Circulation in 1944 



116,380 




8,068 


124,448 


151,662 




37,719 




25,527 




47.773 




871 




. 2,153,367 


2.4 16.9 1 9 



2.541,367 



Books Lent for Home Use 
Reference Division 
Circulation Division 

Deposits of Books (estimated) 



124,448 

2,416,919 

223.888 



2.765.255 



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Registration 
(Two-year period) 

Number of registered borrowers, December 31, 1944: 

Adulf 77,577 

Juvenile 6^,290 



Total 140,867 

Number of borrowers registered or reregistered during 1944: 

Aduh 39,022 

Juvenile 31,519 



Total 70,541 



Inter-Library Loans, 1944 

Under the inter-library loan system with other Hbraries the 
following lending of books for the purpose of serious research 
is shown: / 

Volumes lent to other libraries in Massachusetts 1,019 

Volumes lent to libraries outside of Massachusetts 303 



1,322 
Classification of Circulation in Percentages, 1944 







CIRCULATION 


REFERENCE 






division 


DIVISION 


Fiction 


for adults 


41.6% 


6.9% 


Nonfic 


tion for adults 


17.0% 


93.1% 


Juvenil 


e fiction 


23.2% 


— 


Juvenil 


!e nonfiction 


18.2% 


— 



100.0% 100.0% 

Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1940 - 1944 



1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 





PERCENTACE OF 






INCREASE OR 


PERCENTAGI. 


total 


DECREASE OVER 


OF DECREASE 


NUMBER 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1 939 


5.299 






4,710 


-11% 


-11% 


4,977 


+6% 


-6% 


4,369 


-12% 


-18% 


3.616 


-17% 


-32% 


3.490 


-3% 


-34% 



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Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1935 - 1944 



YEAR 

1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 







percentage 


NUMBER of 


percentage of 


OF increase 


volumes 


increase or decrease 


or decrease 


nrecoverable 


over preceding year 


OVER 1934 


2,262 






1,399 


-38% 


-38% 


953 


-32% 


-5S% 


979 


+ 1.7% 


-57%, 


742 


-24% 


-67% 


642 


-13% 


-72% 


645 


+0.5% 


-71% 


577 


-11% 


-74% 


713 


+24% 


-68% 


1,066 


+50% 


-53% 


797 


-25% 


-65% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries. 1935 - 1944 



YEAR 
1935 

1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 



total number 

OF volumes 

unrecoverable 

1,399 

953 

979 

742 

642 

645 

577 

713 
1,066 

797 





percent of 


total number 


volumes borrowed 


of volumes 


WHICH WERE 


borrowed 


unrecoverable 


4,078,044 


0.034% 


3.919,024 


0.024% 


3,659,056 


0.027% 


3,470,958 


0.021% 


3.341,153 


0.019% 


3.221,198 


0.020% 


2,843,210 


0.020% 


2.537.391 


0.028% 


2,218.915 


0.048% 


2,153,367 


0.037% 



[5iJ 

VII 
THE CATALOGS 



Reference Division 

Cataloged 

Central Library 
Business Branch 

Serials Added 

Central Library 



12,994 
1,897 



1,182 
16,073 



Circulation Di 



Cataloged 

Open Shelf Department 
Young Peoples Room 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 
Miscellaneous 



1,894 
1,132 
3,265 
2,158 
39,177 
9 

47,635 



Card Work 

Reference Division 

Library of Congress cards typed, proofread, sorted, etc. 81 ,562 
Cards typed in full 2,722 



Circulation Division 

Cards processed on duplicating machine 
Cards typed 



84,284 



211,018 
1 7,072 



228,090 



The number of volumes shelved and thus made available for 
public use is : 

Reference Division 

Central Library (including continuations) 10,218 

Business Branch 1 ,897 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years but now 

found, etc. 665 12,780 



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Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department 
Young Peoples Room 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 



46.005 



Books reported lost or missing in previous years but now 

found, etc. 504 48,509 



61 ,289 



The number of volumes removed from collections during the 
year (books reported lost or missing, condemned copies not yet 
replaced, etc.) : 

Reference Division 

Central Library 2,227 

Business Branch 252 2,479 



Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department 
Young Peoples Room 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 



71,222* 



73,701* 



* Includes 25,293 volumes belonging to Fellowes Athenaeum Trustees, and located 
in the Fellowes Athenaeum Branch Library, hereby removed from Boston Pub- 
lic Library book stock figure, but still available to its public under scime rules 
governing books owned by the Boston Public Library. 

VIII 
PRINTING AND BINDING 

1 ME Printing Department 

Requisitions received and filled 496 

Cards (indicator, time, guide, etc.) 470,000 

Wiggin Print Collection (catalog and exhibition cards) 6,444 

Signs, posters, etc. 9,750 

Forms (numbered series, including blank forms) 2,151,632 

Forms, circulars and sundries (outside the numbered series) 241,450 

Library publications, including books lists, programs, etc. 198,025 

The Binding Department 

Number of volumes bound in various styles 43,644 

Volumes repaired 744 

Volumes guarded 198 

Maps mounted 24 

Photographs and engravings mounted 1 ,704 

Library publications folded, stitched and trimmed / 1 72,002 

Portfolios, blocks, boxes and desk pads made 4,652 

Covers made (miscellaneous types) 2,596 

Miscellaneous work done 233 



DATE 

Jan. 2 

Jan. 6 

Jan. 9 

Jan. 1 3 

Jan. 20 

Jan. 23 

Jan. 11 

Jan. 30 

Feb. 3 

Feb. 6 

Feb. 6 

Feb. 10 

Feb. 1 3 

Feb. 1 7 

Feb. 20 

Feb. 24 



[53] 

IX 

LECTURES, CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS 

LECTURES 
General Lecture Series in the Central Library 

TITLE lecturer 

Stage Settings and Designers in the Frank Chouteau Brown 
European and American Theatres 



PubUc Housing in Relation to 
Planning 

The Four Who Were Cursed 

Colorful Stories of Southern 
Rivers 

Pens, Plots, and Playwrights 



John Dobbs 

Genia Miloradovich 
H. Harding Hale 

Lydia LeBaron Walker 



The Life and Works of the Ameri- Boston School of Self- 
can Poet, Ella Wheeler Wilcox Expression, A. Cardoso de 

Silva 

Music, Drama, and Oratory. Little Raymond Gilbert 
Theatre 



Right Eating, Right Living, and 
Humor 

New England's Control of Her 
Own Destiny 

The Development of the English 
Theatre 

Massachusetts General Hospital: 
A layman's appreciation of its history 
and service 



C. Howard Saunders 
Frederick J. Adams 
Dr. William VanLennep 
Fanny Goldstein 



Canadian Rockies Vv^onderland Robert Stanton 

Great Personalities I Have Known Doris B. Whitehouse 

Christine M. Ayars 



Glimpses of Guatemalan Art and 
Architecture, Maya, Spanish- 
Colonial, and Modern 

Portrayals of the Finer Arts 



Anna Bobitt-Gardner 



The Importance of Birds to Your Laurence B. Fletcher 
Garden 



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DATE TITLE 

Mar. 2 Flemish Primitives 

Mar. 5 The Current Theatre 

Mar. 9 Modern Port Development 

Mar. 1 6 The Life and Work of Wallace 
Nutting 

Mar. 23 Public Sculpture in Boston 

Mar. 30 Gardens in Eastern Massachusetts 

Apr. 2 The Russian Theatre in War and 
in Review. Boston Drama League 

Apr. 6 Architecture of the English Medi- 
aeval Churches 

Apr. 27 Development oi our Metropolitan 
Parks 

Oct. 5 Book Talk 

Oct. 8 Adventures in Light and Color 

Oct. I 5 Crossing the Andes in a Motorboat 

Oct. 22 Historic Charlestown 

Oct. 25 The Nation's Health 

Nov. 2 Latin American Friendship Pres- 
ent and Future 

Nov. 5 Feeling Like a Million on Three 
Meals a Day 

Nov. 9 The Advantages of Enlarging the 
Metropolitan Park System 

Nov. 1 2 Reminiscences and Present Im- 
pressions of Old Mexico 

Nov. 1 6 A Rambler Roams New Eng- 
land Roads 

Nov. 19 Charles Bulfinch, A Great Archi- 
tect of Boston 

Nov. 26 Boston Legend in Story and 
Picture 

Nov. 30 Book Talk 



LECTURER 

Dr. Jan-Albert Goris 
Frank Chouteau Brown 
Charles M. Spofford 
William L. Nolan 

Charles D. Maginnis 
Mrs. Edith R. Curtis 
Prof. H. W. L. Dana 

Frederick T. Persons 

Arthur Shurcliff 

Olga Owens 
Charles J. Connick 
Alice Howland Macomber 
The Rev. Wolcott Cutler 
Dr. William W. Bauer 
A. Roy Thompson 

Dorothea Nicoll 

Laurence B. Fletcher 

Mme. Aino Saari 

Lester B. Deveaux 

Kenneth J. Conant 

Lucius Beebe and William 
Germain Dooley 

Mrs. Alice Dixon Bond 



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DATE TITLE 

Dec. 3 Jewish Book Week 

Dec. 7 Belgium and its Post War 
Problems 

Dec. 1 1 The Fame of Gerard Manley 
Hopkins 

1 4 New Views of Old Mexico 

1 7 Dickens' Christmas Carol 

2 I The Romance of Boston Bay 



Dec. 
Dec. 
Dec. 



LECTURER 

Fanny Goldstein 
Dr. Albert E. Navez 

Daniel Sargent 

Cecil B. Atwater 
Edward F. Payne 
Edward Rowe Snow 



CONCERTS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 



DATE TITLE 

Jan. 9 Song Recital 

Jan. 1 6 Concert 

Jan. 1 6 Operatic Concert 



Jan. 30 Recital 



Feb. 1 3 Song Recital 



Feb. 27 Lecture-Recital. Jewish Music 



Mar. 5 Concert of Choral Music 



Mar. 1 2 Concert 



Victoria Samuelian. Alan 
Hovhaness, accompanist 

String Orchestra of the Bos- 
ton Music School, Inc. Lin- 
wood D. Scriven, conductor 

Elaine Seicol, soprano ; Phyl- 
lis Scott, contralto; Palmira 
Dellamano, pianoforte ; 
Supervised by Mme. Luisa 
Tosi 

Students of Rose Wies Shain, 
Staley College Vocal De- 
partment 

Maria Caferella, lyric so- 
prano 

Prof. S. G. Braslavsky, as- 
sisted by Chorus and solo- 
ists 

The Polonaise Society of 
Boston of the International 
Institute. Alfons Jozwicki, 
conductor 

Music Department of Bur- 
roughs Newsboys Founda- 
tion. Henry Bernard, director 



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DATE TITLE 

Mar. 19 Concert 



Mar. 26 Concert 

Apr. 23 Lecture-Concert 

Apr. 30 Annual Concert 

Apr. 30 Song Recital 

Oct. 8 Song Recital 

Oct. 1 5 Piano Recital 

Oct. 1 9 Lecture-Recital 

Oct. 22 Recital 

Oct. 29 Piano Recital 

Oct. 29 Song Recital 

Nov. 5 Piano Recital 

Nov. 1 2 Piano Recital 

Nov. 19 Piano Recital 

Nov. 26 Song Recital 



Dec. 3 Music of the Old and New 
Worlds, A Comparison. 
(Lecture-Concert) 

Dec. 1 Violoncello Recital 



Dec. 1 Song Recital 

Dec. 1 7 Concert of Christmas Music 

Dec. 28 Piano Recital 



Massachusetts State Federa- 
tion of Women's Clubs 
Choral Society. Mrs. Nata- 
lie Weidner, conductor; Mr. 
Earl Weidner, accompanist 

Lincoln Symphony Orchestra. 
Edward Siegel, conductor 

Theo S. Carreiro 

Linwood D. Scriven, Boston 
Music School, Inc. 

Araxy Odabashian, soprano 

Marika Kapravy, soprano 

Helen Zoe Duncan 

Nicholas Slonimsky 

Einar Hansen, violnist; Alan 
Hovhaness, pianist 

David Bacon, pianist 

Estelle Freedland, assisted by 
Nina P. Spaulding 

Olga Stone 

Ethel Dewey 

Mrs. Margaret Rohde 

Frances Knowlton Robbins, 
contralto; Beltrando Brini, 
violinist, assisting artist; Olga 
Gellately, accompanist 

Dr. Karl Geiringer 



Ellinor Benedict, violon- 
cellist 

Victoria Samuelian, lyric- 
coloratura-soprano 

Students of the Bergeron 
Vocal Studio, Marie A. 
Bergeron, director 

Leo Litwin 



[57] 
LOWELL LECTURES IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Under the Auspices of the Lowell Institute 



DATE title of SERIES 

Jan. 4 Some Modem Developments in 
through Ornithology. (A series of eight 
Jan. 28 lectures) 

Feb. 3 The Organization of the Bacterial 
through Cell in its Relation to the Problems 
Feb. 29 of Virulence, Immunity and Chem- 
otherapy. (A series of eight lec- 
tures) 

Feb. 3 The Navaho Indians. 

through (A series of eight lectures) 
Feb. 28 



Mar. 2 The Psychology of Reason and 

through Belief. (A series of eight lectures) 
Mar. 27 



Mar. 3 

through 

Mar. 31 



Oct. 20 

through 

Nov. 14 



The Art of the Renaissance in 
Northern Europe and its Relation 
to the Contemporary Spiritual and 
Intellectual Movements. (A series 
of eight lectures) 

Human Heredity. 
(A series of eight lectures) 



Nov. 1 6 An Introduction to Comparative 

through Mysticism. (A series of eight 
Dec. 1 4 lectures) 



Nov. 17 

through 

Dec. 1 2 



History of Music for the Piano- 
forte. (A series of eight lectures) 



Ludlow Griscom, M.A., Re- 
search Curator, Museum of 
Comparative Zoology, Har- 
vard University. 

Rene Jules Dubos, Ph.D., 
D.Sc, George Fabyan Pro- 
fessor of Comparative Patho- 
logy and Tropical Medicine, 
Harvard Medical School. 

Clyde Kluckhohn. Ph.D., 
Associate Professor of An- 
thropology, Harvard Univer- 
sity. . 

James Grier Miller, M.D., 
Ph.D., Junior Fellow, Har- 
vard University, Resident 
Physician in Psychiatry, 
Massachusetts General Hos- 
pital. 

Dr. Otto Benesch, Tutor in 
the Department of Fine Arts, 
Harvard University. 



R. Ruggles Gates. Ph.D., D. 
Sc, LL.D. F.R.S. Emeritus 
Professor in the University of 
London. 

Jacques C. DeMarquette, 
Docteur des Lettres. 



Willi Apel. Ph.D. 



[58] 
BOSTON RUSKIN CLUB LECTURES IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 



DATE 

Jan. 10 

Jan. 24 
Feb. 14 



Feb. 


28 


Mar. 


13 


Mar. 


11 


Apr. 


10 


Apr. 


24 


Oct. 


9 


Nov. 


13 


Dec. 


11 


Dec. 


18 



TITLE OF SERIES 

Rachmaninoff Memorial, His 
Life and Compositions. 

Famous Oriental Tales Retold. 

John Ruskin's Birthday Ob- 
servance. John Ruskin's Life and 
Prophecies. 



From Coast to Coast. 



Moving Pictures. Listen to Britain. 
Venezuela Moves Ahead. 

Negro Colleges in War Time and 
Dr. George. Washington Carver. 

Disraeli, Prime Minister to Queen 
Victoria and Sponsor of Suez. 

An Afternoon with the Operas. 



Opening Musicale. 

Readings from the Published 
Writings, Prose and Poetry of 
Virginia Wainwright. 

Christmas in Art and Poetry. 

Selections from "The Messiah," 
and Poems and Hymns of the Late 
Cardinal William O'Connell. 



LECTURER 

Mme. Palmira Dellamano 
and pupils. 

Nora Isabel Shaw. 

Mrs. May Smith Dean, 
friend of John Ruskin, and 
Professor, Royal Art School, 
South Kensington, London. 

Courtesy of the Canadian 
Pacific Railroad 



Rev. Samuel L. Laviscount 

Dr. Herman L. Rubinovitz. 

Mme. Luisa Tosi and pupils. 
Mme. Palmira Dellamano, 
guest pianist. 

Mme. Luisa Tosi and pupils. 

Virginia Wainwright. 



Mrs. Arthur Dudley Ropes 

Mme. Luisa Tosi and pupils. 
Mme. Palmira Dellamano, 
puest pianist. 



EXHIBITIONS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 
CHAVANNES AND SARGENT GALLERIES 



CHAVANNF.S 

Jan. 1-31 
Feb. 1 - 29 



SARGENT 

Jan. 1-31 
Feb. 1 - 29 



Aleutian Islands Display 

Newspapers of United States, 
British Empire, Continental 
Europe and South America. 



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CHAVANNES 

Mar. 1-31 
Apr. 1 - 25 



Mar. 1 -31 



Apr. 1 - 25 
Apr. 25 - June 5 Apr. 25 - June 5 



June 5 - 30 


June 


5-30 


July 3-31 








July 


3-31 


Aug. 1 - Sept. 1 8 






Aug. 


I -31 




Sept. 


1 -30 


Sept. 1 8 - 30 






Oct. 1-31 


Oct. 


1 -31 


Nov. 1 - 30 


Nov. 


1 -30 


Dec. 1-18 


Dec. 


1 -18 


Dec. 18-31 







Dec. 18-31 



TITLE 

China — Today and Yesterday. 

United States Armed Forces 
Publications 

British Periodicals. 

Life in Present-Day Russia. 

College Seals and Catalogs. 

American Indian Art. 

History of Masks. 

Scenes in Mexico. 

Mexican Graphic Art. 

Music and Motion Pictures. 

Collection of Books Printed in 
Esperanto. 

Periodicals Featuring Articles 
on Jobs for the Returning 
Veteran. 

Prints Selected from the Wiggin 
Collection. 

Gerard Manley Hopkins Cen- 
tenary Exhibit. 

"The Christmas Crib," Featur- 
ing Black and White Repro- 
ductions of World Famous Na- 
tivity Scenes. 

The History of Toys. 



TREASURE ROOM 



DATE 

January 1 — February 28 
March 1 - April 1 5 



Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed 
Books. 

Tasso's Works in Commemoration of the 400th 
Anniversary of the Poet's Birth. 



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April 1 5 - May 1 

April 1 5 - October 3 1 
May 1 -June 30 
July 1 - October 3 1 

November 1 — 30 



Rare Books Illustrating Theme of Lowell 
Lecture, "Art of the Renaissance in Northern 
Europe and its Relation to the Contemporary 
Spiritual and Intellectual Movements." Dr. 
Otto Benesch. 

Fifty Books of the Year — 1944 - a Traveling 
Exhibit from the American Institute of Graphic 
Art. 

Exhibit of Coins — Sponsored by the American 
Numismatic Society. 

Exhibit on Poland — in connection with the 
Anniversary of the Polish Constitution, May 3. 

Books and Manuscripts Commemorating the 
1 50th Anniversary of the Founding of 
Bowdoin College. 

The Phillipine Islands. 



January 

February 

March 



WIGGIN GALLERY 

TITLE 

Exhibitions of American Prints. 

Watercolors and Drawings by British Artists. 

Prints and Drawings of Arthur W. Heintzel- 



April 

May 

June 

July and August 

September 

October 

November 

December 



Portraits and Head Studies by Alphonse Le- 
gros. 

Prints by Alfred Hutty. 

Lithographs of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. 

Watercolors by Jean Louis Forain. 

Etchings by Eugene Higgins. 

Etchings of Arthur Briscoe. 

Etchings of John W. Winkler. 

Works of Charles H. Woodburv. 



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X 

TRUST FUNDS 



R 


Receipts and Exp 


ENDITURES FROM 


Trust Funds 


Income, 1930 


- 1944 




BALANCE 




TOTAL AMOUNT 








UNEXPENDED 




AVAILABLE 








FROM 


RECEIPTS 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


UNEXPENDED 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$74,906.92 


$22,796.21 


$52,110.71 


I93I 


52.110.71 


27.507.00 


79,617.71 


20,839.73 


58,777.98 


1932 


58,777.98 


27.713.68 


86.491.66 


22,801 .04 


63,690.62 


1933 


63.690.62 


27.226.68 


90,917.30 


26,633.94 


64,283.36 


1934 


64.283.36 


27.006.01 


91,289.37 


19,033.82 


72,205.55 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


97,699.69 


24,496.50 


73,203.19 


1936 


73,203.19 


25.730.57 


98,933.76 


58,826.03 


40,107.73 


1937 


40,107.73 


59.839.65 


99,947.38 


51,161.81 


48,785.57 


1938 


48.785.57 


296,214.26 


344,999.83 


86,338.96 


258,660.87 


1939 


258.660.87 


57.656.41 


316,317.28 


119.899.86 


196,417.42 


1940 


196.417.42 


50.889.53 


247,306.95 


128.403.69 


118.903.26 


1941 


118,903.26 


52,678.52 


171,581.78 


93,969.34 


77.612.44 


1942 


77,612.44 


54.112.16 


131,724.60 


50,625.70 


81 ,098.90 


1943 


81,098.90 


55.200.41 


136,299.31 


61,016.62 


75.282.69 


1944 


75.282.69 


52,698.82 


127,981.51 


40,839.88 


87,141.63 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - 1944 



AMOUNT unexpended 
FROM previous 

year year 

1930 $40,886.73 

1931 52.110.71 

1932 58.777.98 

1933 63.690.62 

1934 64,283.36 

1935 72,205.55 

1936 73,203.19 

1937 40,107.73 

1938 48,785.57 

1939 258,660.87 

1940 1%.417.42 

1941 118,903.26 

1942 77,612.44 

1943 81,098.90 

1944 75,282.69 



$34,020.19 
27,507.00 
27,713.68 
27,226.68 
27,006.01 
25,494.14 
25,730.57 
59,839.65 

296,214.26 
57,656.41 
50,889.53 
52,678.52 
54,112.16 
55,200.41 
52,698.82 



expenditures 
$22,796.21 
20,839.73 
22,801.04 
26,633.94 
19,083.82 
24,496.50 
58,826.03 
51,161.81 
86,338.96 
119,899.86 
128,403.69 
93,969.34 
50,625.70 
61,016.62 
40,839.88 



Income from Trust Funds, 1930 - 1944 



year 
1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 



WITHOUT 

restriction 

AS TO USE 

$7,468.10 
6.147.28 
6,148.64 
6,060.57 
6,034.35 
5.950.53 
5,687.72 
4,548.14 
5.672.19 
5.655.74 
5,660.08 
5,660.08 
6,130.08 
6.218.08 
6.122.91 



for purchase 

of library 

materials 

$21,454.51 

17.159.31 

17.355.40 

17.096.51 

16,879.37 

16.184.59 

16,370.97 

51.767.20 

286.912.72 

48,341.89 

41,594.60 

43,325.63 

44,655.82 

45.565.82 

43.195.35 



MISCELLANEOUS 
RESTRICTIONS 

$5,097.58 
4,200.41 
4,209.64 
4,069.60 
4,092.29 
3.359.02 
3.671.88 
3.524.31 
3.629.35 
3.658.78 
3,634.85 
3.692.81 
3.326.26 
3.416.51 
3,380.56 



INCOME 
RECEIVED 

$34,020.19 
27,507.00 
27,713.68 
27,226.68 
27,006.01 
25,494.14 
25,730.57 
59,839.65 

296,214.26 
57.656.41 
50,889.53 
52,678.52 
54,112.16 
55:200.41 
52,698.82 



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INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1944 

General Summary 

\X'ithout restriction as to use of income $6,122.91 

For purchase of library materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books $21,951.32 

Books only — without restriction as to kind of books I 1,101.41 

Books only — with restriction as to kind of books 10,142.62 43,195.35 

With miscellaneous restrictions as to use of income 

For special purposes, not purchases of library materials $ 977.72 
For specified branch libraries 1 ,097.04 

For newpapers only 1.305.80 3,380.56 $52,698.82 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1944 
By Individual Fund.s 

Without Restriction as to Use ok Income 

Bernard $60.00 

Bradlee 35.00 

Center 1,302.16 

Ford 240.00 

Ford Trust (1935) 162.76 

Hemenway 200.00 

Hyde 144.64 

Kirslein 1 50.00 

Lambert 38.06 

Moore 3.25 

North 60.00 

Phillips 1.050.00 

Sigilman 502.50 

Skinner 1,527.04 

Stewart 140.00 

Treadwell 507.50 $6,122.91 



Funds Whose Income is .A.vailable for Purchase of Library Materials 

For the Purchase of Library Materials Which May or May Not Be Books 
(By terms of gift) 

Benion $21 ,428.26 
Bianchard 315.78 

Gardner 137.50 

Gest 69.78 $21,951.32 



Ainsley 

Bigelow 

Billings 

Clement 

Cutter 

Kimball 



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For the Purchase of Books Only — Withdut Reslriclion as to Kind of Books 



$5,061 .63 

40.00 

3,576.80 

80.00 

145.40 

398.60 



Knapp 

Sewall 

Underbill 

^X'adlin 

Wales 

Wilson 



$352.50 

1,062.50 

7.86 

127.62 

212.50 

36.00 $11,101.41 



For tbe Purchase of Books Only — With Restriction as to Kind of Books 



Artz 


$472.24 


Lewis 


$200.00 


Bates 


2,000.00 


O'Reilly 


44.20 


Bowditcb 


425.00 


Pierce 


192.34 


Codman 


59.50 


Reed 


30.00 


Elizabeth 


1,000.00 


Scholfield 


2,488.92 


Franklin Club 


42.50 


Storrow 


750.00 


Green 


45.74 


Ticknor 


161.60 


Hannigan 


2.50 


Townsend 


160.00 


C. Harris 


425.00 


Twentieth Regiment 


212.50 


Hersey 


90.64 


J. L. Whitney-Bks. 


574.97 


A. Lawrence 


190.00 


J. L. Whitney-Manus. 


574.97 $10,142.62 



43,195.35 



Funds With Miscellaneous Restrictions as to Use of Income 

For Special Purposes, Not for Purchase of Library Materials 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund ' $2.58 

Central Library Building 2.26 

Sargent 102.88 

A. L. Whitney 1 70.00 

Whitney Bibliographic 700.00 $977.72 



For Branch Libraries 

E. Guerrier 

T. B. Harris 

E. Lawrence 

Loring 

Mead 

Morse 

Oakland Hall 

Pratt 

South Boston 

Tufts 



$8.16 
38.00 
20.00 
7.50 
95.60 
30.00 

455.62 

31.44 

2.50 

408.22 



•1 ,097.04 



For Newspapers only 
Todd 



1,305.80 3,380.56 



$52,698.82 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31. 1944 

The figures listed are for the hook values of investments as of December 
31, 1944, except in the cases of the Benton Book Fund and the Benton 
Building Fund, in which the figures given represent the book values as of 
Januarv 21 , 1944, the anniversar}) date of those funds. 

Ainsley Fund — Bequest of Emily L. Ainsley, under Article 12 of 
her will, for the purchase of books. Received in 1 938. $ 1 78,59 1 .46 

Artz Fund — Donation from Victoria Thomas Artz. of Chicago: 
the income of this sum to be employed in the purchase of valuable, 
rare editions of the writings, either in verse or prose of American 
and foreign authors. These books are to be known as the "Long- 
fellow Memorial Collection." Received in 1896. $10,000.00 

Bates Fund — Donation made by JoSHUA BaTES, of London, in March, 
1853. 

"The income only of this fund is to be each and every year expended 
in the purchase of such books of permanent value and authority as 
may be found most needful and most useful." $50,000.00 

Children's Fund — Bequest of JosiAH H. BeNTON of $100,000, to be 
held as "1 he Children's Fund," and the income applied to the pur- 
chase of books for the use of the young, to be applied for those pur- 
poses only in years when the City appropriates for the maintenance 
of the Library at least three per cent of the amount available for 
department expenses from taxes and income in said City. In any year 
when the City does not thus appropriate at least three per cent of the 
amount available for department expenses from taxes and income in 
said City, the income given in said will for the purchase of books 
for the young shall be paid to the Rector of Trinity Church in the 
City of Boston to be by him dispensed in relieving the necessities of 
the poor. $98,636.31 

Benton Building Fund — Extract from the will of JosiAH H. Benton: 
''Twelfth: All the rest and residue of my property and estate I give 
and devise ... to the TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC Library of 
THE City of Boston . . . and I Direct that the same be held 
and used in the manner following . . . 

". . . Second: — To hold the other one-half of said residue and 
remainder as an accumulating fund, the income and interest to be 
added to the principal and reinvested as principal, until the total 
amount thereof shall be two million dollars ($2,000,000). And 
then I Direct such total sum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) 
to be applied to the enlargement of the present central library build- 
ing in Boston, or to the construction of another central library build- 
ing in such part of the City as may be then most desirable for the 
accommodation of the people of said City; such new building to be 
constructed under the advice of the Librarian of the Library at that 
time in such manner as may be most desirable for efficient practical 
working of a library therein." Received in 1936. 

$2,094,188.40 



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Benton Book Fund — Extract from the will of JosiAH H. BenTON: 

"Twelfth: All the rest and residue of my property and estate I give 
and devise ... to the TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF 
THE City of Boston . . . and I Direct that the same be held 
and used in the manner following . . . 

"First: — One-half of the net income of such residue and remainder 
to be applied by the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of 
Boston for the purchase of books, maps and other library material 
of permanent value and benefit for said Library; meaning and in- 
tending hereby that such income shall be applied for books desirable 
for scholarly research and use . . . 

"... It is my desire that . . . the income given by the Twelfth Clause 
of my will for the purchase of books, maps and other library material 
of permanent value and benefit, shall be in addition to the sums 
appropriated by the City for the maintenance of the Boston Public 
Library, and that the same shall not be taken into account in any 
appropriation by the City for that purpose. 

*T, therefore, hereby provide that . . . such income as is given by 
the Twelfth Clause of my will for the purchase of books . . . shall be 
applied for those purposes only in years when the City appropriates 
for the maintenance of the Boston Public Library at least three per 
cent (3 per cent) of the amount available for department expenses 
from taxes and income in said City. 

"In any year when the City does not thus appropriate at least three 
per cent (3 per cent) of the amount available for department ex- 
penses from taxes and income in said City, the income given in said 
will for the purchase of books shall be paid to the Rector of Trinity 
Church in the City of Boston to be by him disbursed in relieving the 
necessities of the poor." 

By an Agreement of Compromise entered in the Probate Court 
of Suffolk County on January 15, 1935, the BenTON Book 
Fund was established ". . . as a permanent fund, the income and 
interest thereon to be applied annually by the Library Trustees, 
without regard to the amounts appropriated by the City of Boston 
for the maintenance of the Boston Public Library in any year, as 
follows: — (a) Six-tenths (6/10) of such income is to be applied an- 
nually by the Library Trustees for the purchase of books, maps and 
other library material of permanent value and benefit for said li- 
brary; meaning and intending hereby that such income shall be 
applied for books desirable for scholarly research and use; (b) The 
remaining four-tenths (4/10) of such income is to be paid over an- 
nually to the Rector of Trinity Church to be by him disbursed, either 
directly, or in his discretion, through charitable organizations or 
agencies, whether incorporated or unincorporated, in relieving the 
necessities of the poor." Received in 1936. $1,1 18,61 1.81 

Charles H, L. N. Bernard Fund — Bequest of Charles H. L. N. 
Bernard. Received in 1930. $2,000.00 



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Bigelow Fund — Donation made by the HoN. JoHN P. BiGELOW in 
August, I 850, when Mayor of the City. 

The income from this fund is to be appropriated for the purchase of 
books for the increase of the library. $1,000.00 

Robert Charles Billings Fund — Bequest of RoBERT ChARLES BiL- 
LINGS, 

"The sum to constitute a permanent fund for said library, to be 
called the Robert Charles Billings Fund, the income only to be used 
for the purpose of the purchase of books for said library." Re- 
ceived in 1903. $100,366.22 

Blanchard Fund — Bequest of Kate E. BlANCHARD of five thousand 
dollars, the income to be used for the purchase of scores, books of 
music and books relating to music, or at the discretion of the 
Trustees of the Library for the general purposes of the Librarv. 
Received in 1940. $5,000.00 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund — Received from BoARD OF TRADE 
OF Boston Book Merchants as representing the excess of re- 
ceipts over expenditures by the Board in connection with the Book 
Fair held at the Library in November 1 938. The income to be used 
for the benefit of the Library Staff. Received in 1939. $1 72.70 

Bowditch Fund — Bequest of J. Ingersoll Bowditch. Received in 
1890. 

The whole income in each and every year to be expended in the 
purchase of books of permanent value and authority in mathematics 
and astronomy. $10,000.00 

Bradlee Fund — Bequest of the Rev. CaLEB DaVID BradlEE to the 
Boston Public Library. Received in 1 897. $1,000.00 

Joseph H. Center Fund — Bequest of Joseph H. Center, the income 
thereof to be at all times applied to the purchase of books and other 
additions to the Library. Received in 1 905. $39,520.39 

Central Library Building Fund — Donations in response to an appeal by 
the Trustees in April, 1925, setting forth the needs of the Library, 

$150.00 

Clement Fund — Bequest of Frank Clement, of Newton, to be known 
as the "Frank Clement Fund," the income to be applied to the pur- 
chase of books. Received in 1915. $2,000.00 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund — This is a contribution from 
the friends of Henry Sargent Codman, to be used to perpetuate 
the memory of Mr. Codman by the purchase of books upon land- 
scape gardening. It is the desire of the subscribers that a special 
book plate shall be inserted in each of the volumes purchased, identi- 
fying it as part of their memorial collection. Received in 1898. 

$2,478.40 

Cutter Fund — Bequest of AbRAM E. CutTER of four thousand dol- 
lars and his library of books, the income of the fund to be expended 
for the purchase of books, and for binding. Received in 1 90 1 . 

$4,270.00 



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Elizabeth Fund — Bequest of Sarah A. MaTCHETT, late of Brookline, 
who died October 6, 1910, the object of which is stated in the fol- 
lowing extract from her will: 

"I give and bequeath to the Trustees of the Public Library of the 
City of Boston, twenty-five thousand dollars, to be called the Eliza- 
beth fund, to be received, held and securely invested, and only the 
net income therefrom expended every year in the purchase of such 
books of permanent value and authority as may be most useful in 
said Library." $25,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Fund — Bequest of Daniel Sharp Ford to the 
Public Library of the City of Boston, to be used for the purchase 
of books for the young until otherwise ordered by the Board. Re- 
ceived in 1 900. $6,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund — Bequest of Daniel ShARP FoRD 
to the Public Library of the City of Boston, to be used for general 
purposes. Received in 1935. $5,017.65 

Franklin Club Fund — Donation made in June, 1 863, by a literary asso- 
ciation of young men in Boston, who, at the dissolution of the asso- 
ciation, authorized its trustees, Thomas Minns, John J. French and 
J. Franklin Reed, to dispose of the funds on hand in such manner 
as to them should seem judicious. They elected to bestow them on 
the Public Library, attaching thereto only the following conditions: 
"In trust, that the income, but the income only, shall, year by year, be 
expended in the purchase of books of permanent value, for the use 
of the free Public Library of the city, and as far as practicable of 
such a character as to be of special interest to young men." The trus- 
tees expressed a preference for books relative to government and 
political economy. $1,000.00 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Fund — Bequest of Isabella Stewart 
Gardner. 

"To the Trustees of the Boston Public Library, for the Brown 
Musical Library, for a memorial to B. J. Lang." Received in 1924. 

$5,000.00 

Morris Gest Fund — Donation made by MoRRlS Gest in December, 
1925, the gross receipts from a benefit performance for the Library 
of "The Miracle," — $2,652.50, the income to be used in the in- 
terest of dramatic art. $2,652.50 

Green Fund — Donations of Dr. Samuel A. Green of $2,000, the 
income of which is to be expended for the purchase of books relating 
to American history. Received in 1878 and 1884. $2,000.00 

Edith Guerrier Fund — Donation made by associates of EoiTH GuER- 
RIER, Supervisor of Branch Libraries, Emeritus, to remain an 
open fund to which further sums may be added, the income to be 
used for the purchase of books of sound literary and ethical value 
for adults to be placed in the branch libraries of the Boston Public 
Library system. Received in 1940. $456.92 

Also a bequest by Helen M. Bell ; to be added to the Edith 
Guerrier Fund. Received in 1944. $50.00 



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Francis J. Hannigan Memorial Fund — Donation made by associates 
of Francis J. Hannigan, former Supervisor of General Refer- 
ence Departments, the income to be used for the purchase of books 
of high standard and literary value for adults to be placed pref- 
erably in the Reference Division. Received in 1941. $125.00 

Charlotte Harris Fund — Bequest of CHARLOTTE Harris, the object 
of which is stated in the following extract from her will: "I give to 
the Charlestown Public Library $10,000, to be invested on interest, 
which interest is to be applied to the purchase of books published 
before 1850. I also give to said Public Library my own private li- 
brary and the portrait of my grandfather, Richard Devens." Be- 
quests accepted by City Council, July 31, 1877. $10,000.00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund — Bequest of TlIOMAS B. HARRIS, of Charles- 
town, for the benefit of the Charlestown Public Library. Received 
in 1884. $1,010.66 

Alfred Hemenway Fund — Bequest of Alfred Hemenway. Re- 
ceived in 1928. $5,000.00 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund — Bequest of Heloise E. Hersey, the in- 
come to be expended for the purchase of books, preferably those of 
recent issue that have real literary value. Received in 1 936. 

$3,542.00 

Hyde Fund — Bequest of FranKLIN P. Hyde, to be known as the 
"Franklin P. Hyde Fund," the income to be applied to the pur- 
chase of books and other library material. Received in 1915. 

$3,632.40 

David P. Kimball Fund — Bequest of David P. KiMBALL. 

"I give to the Public Library of the City of Boston, the income to 

be used for the purchase of books, $10,000." Received in 1924. 

$10,012.90 
Louis E. Kirstein Fund — Donations of $1 ,000 each made by Louis E. 

KiRSTEiN, "to be used for any purpose of the Library that the 

Trustees see fit to put it to." 

October, 1925 $1,000.00 



October, 1926 
November, 1927 
October, 1928 
October, 1929 



1,000.00 
1,000.00 
1 ,000.00 
1 ,000.00 



$5,000.00 
Arthur Mason Knapp Fund — Extract from the will of Katherine 
Knapp: "To the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of 
Boston, the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), to be known 
as the Arthur Mason Knapp Fund, of which the income only shall 
be used for the purchase of books for said library. And I hereby 
request that such books be designated with an appropriate label or 
inscription, bearing the name of the Fund." Received in 1914. 

$10,000.00 



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Helen Lambert Fund — Bequest of Helen Lambert, in memory of 
Frederic and Louise Lambert. The income of this fund to be ex- 
pended for the purchase of books and other library material until 
otherwise ordered by the Trustees. Received in 193 L $1,403.57 

Abbott Lawrence Fund — Bequest of Abbott Lawrence. The in- 
terest on this fund to be exclusively appropriated for the purchase of 
books having permanent value. Received in 1860. $10,000.00 

Edward Lawrence Fund — Bequest of Edward LaWRENCE, of Charles- 
town. The following clause from his will explains its purpose: 
"To hold and apply the income and so much of the principal as they 
may choose, to the purchase of special books of reference to be kept 
and used only at the Charlestown branch of said Public Library." 
Received in 1886. $500.00 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund — Bequest of ELIZABETH LeWIS, to be 
known as the Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund: "I give and bequeath to the 
Boston Public Library the sum of $5,000 as a fund, the income of 
which is to be used for the purchase of such old and rare books as 
shall be fitly selected to augment the collection known as the John 
A. Lewis Library." Received in 1903. $5,000.00 

Charles Greely Loring Memorial Fund — Donation from the family of 
Charles Greely Loring, the income of which is to be expended 
for the purchase of books for the West End Branch. Received in 
1896. $500.00 

Charles Mead Fund — Bequest of Charles Mead, to constitute the 
Charles Mead Public Library Trust Fund for the promotion of the 
objects of the Public Library in such manner as the government of 
said library shall deem best, and so far as the government shall 
deem consistent with the objects of the library to be used for the 
benefit of the South Boston Branch Library. Received in 1896. 

$2,500.00 

George W. Moore Fund — Bequest of George W. Moore, for gen- 
eral purposes. Received in 1939. $217.00 

Francis A. Morse Library Fund — Bequest of Francis A, MoRSE, of 
West Roxbury; the income only to be expended annually for the 
purchase of books for the West Roxbury Branch Library suitable 
for children of school age. Received in 1936. $1,000.00 

Gardner O. North Fund — Bequest of GARDNER O. NoRTH. P.e- 
ceived in 1928. $2,000.00 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund — By an interlocutory decree of the 
Probate Court for the County of Suffolk, the amount of$l 1 ,781 .44 
was received, the same being one-half of the net amount received 
from the disposition of certain property held by the Trustees, under 
an indenture between Amor Hollingsworth, Sumner A. Burt and 
Amor L. Hollingsworth, all of Milton, Mass., and John H. Mc- 
Kendry, of Boston, Mass., entered into the sixth day of August, 
1870. The above amount was accepted by the City, January 2, 



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1924, and the Trustees of the Public Library voted to invest the 
same under the name of "The Oakland Hall Trust Fund." the 
income to be applied to the purchase of books and other library 
material for the Mattapan Branch. $1 1.781.44 

John Boyle O'Reilly Fund — Donation received from the Papyrus 
Club to establish a fund in memory of John Boyle O'Reilly, late 
member of said club, the income of said fund to be devoted to the 
purchase of books for the Boston Public Library. Received in 1 897. 

$1,000.00 

Phillips Fund — Donation made by JONATHAN PhillipS, in April, 
1853. 

The interest of this fund is to be used exclusively for the purchase 
of books. $10,000.00 

Also a bequest by Mr. Phillips in his will dated September 20, 
1 849, the interest on which is to be annually devoted to the main- 
tenance of a free Public Library. $20,000.00 

Pierce Fund — Donation made by the HoN. Henry L. Pierce, Mayor 
of the City, November 29, 1 873, and accepted by the City Council, 
December 27. 1873. $5,012.90 

Sarah E. Pratt Fund — Bequest from SaraH E. PrATT, under the 
1 4th clause of her will, for the benefit of the Dorchester Branch, 
$500.00. Received in 1922 and 1924. $1,494.18 

Guilford Reed Fund — Bequest of Helen LeaH Reed, as a memorial 
to Guilford S. Reed; the income to be applied to the purchase of 
books of nonfiction. $1,000.00 

John Singer Sargent Fund — Balance remaining in hands of surviving 
trustees of fund originally raised to install in the Library decorations 
by John Singer Sargent; the income to be used for the care and 
preservation of the Sargent decorations, etc. $3,858.24 

Scholfleld Fund — Bequest of ARTHUR SCHOLFIELD, who died in New 
York, January 17, 1 883, the interest to be paid to certain heirs 
during their lives, and then to be used for the purchase of books of 
permanent value. The last heir, Joseph Scholfield, died November 
1 8, 1 889, and by his will bequeathed to the City of Boston the sum 
of $1 1,766.67, which represents the income of said fund received 
by him up to the time of his death, to which was added $33.33 
accrued interest on deposit up to the time of investment, to be added 
to the fund given by his brother. $61,800.00 

Sewall Fund — Extract from the will of RiCHARD Black Sewall: 
"Tenth: — I bequeath the following pecuniary legacies clear of 
legacy tax, namely. To the Trustees of the Public Library of the 
City of Boston $25,000 to be added to their funds and the income 
to be used for the purchase of books." Received in 1918. 

$25,000.00 

Sigilman Fund — Bequest of Samuel Sigilman of one-third of his 
residuary estate to the Boston Public Library. Payments received 
1941-44. $18,412.51 



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Skinner Fund — Extract from the will of Francis Skinner: 

"Eleventh. — All my books and library I give and bequeath to my 
son, to be enjoyed by him during his life and after his death to be 
distributed as he shall appoint among such public libraries, as he shall 
judge fit, and in case he makes no such appointment then to the 
Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston. 
"Sixteenth. — All the rest and residue of my said property of what- 
ever kind, I give and bequeath to Augustus P. Loring and J. Lewis 
Stackpole in trust to pay the net income to my son Francis Skinner, 
Jr., during his life, or to apply the same to his maintenance and sup- 
port, or the maintenance and support of any issue of his, as they shall 
think best during his life ; and at his death to apply the income to the 
maintenance and support of his issue until his youngest child shall 
reach the age of 21 years and then to distribute said property among 
said issue, the issue of a deceased child to take the share a parent 
would have if living. 

"If there shall be no issue surviving at the time of my son's death, 
then to turn the said property into cash and to divide it equally 
among the following legatees: The Trustees of the Public Library 
of the City of Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Medical School 
of Harvard University, and the Free Hospital for Women, Brook- 
line, Massachusetts." Received in 1914. $51,732.14 

South Boston Branch Library Trust Fund — Donation of a citizen of 
South Boston, the income of which is to be expended for the benefit 
of the South Boston Branch Library. Received in 1879. 

$100.00 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund — Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Stew- 
art of $3,500 to the Trustees of the Boston Public Library. The 
Trustees voted under date of June 29, 1923, that the income be 
applied to the purchase of books and other library material. 

$3,500.00 

James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) Fund — Gift of Helen Stor- 
Row and Elizabeth Randolph Storrow as a memorial to 
James Jackson Storrow, Senior; income to be used for the purchase 
of Italian books. $25,000.00 

Ticknor Bequest — By the will of George Ticknor, of Boston, he 
gave to the City of Boston, on the death of his wife, all his books 
and manuscripts in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, about 
four thousand volumes, and also the sum of four thousand dollars. 
After the receipt of said sums the City is required to spend not less 
than one thousand dollars in every five years during the twenty-five 
years next succeeding (i.e., the income of four thousand dollars, at 
the rate of five per cent per annum) in the purchase of books in the 
Spanish and Portuguese languages and literature. At the end of 
twenty-five years the income of said sum to be expended annually in 
the purchase of books of permanent value, either in the Spanish or 
Portuguese languages, or in such other languages as may be deemed 



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expedient by those having charge of the Hbrary. The books be- 
queathed or purchased are always to be freely accessible for refer- 
ence or study, but are not to be loaned for use outside of the library 
building. If these bequests are not accepted by the City, and the 
trusts and conditions faithfully executed, the books, manuscripts and 
money are to be given to the President and Fellows of Harvard 
College. In order that the City might receive the immediate benefit 
of this contribution, Anna Ticknor, widow of the donor, relinquished 
her right to retain during her life the books and manuscripts, and 
placed them under the control of the City, the City Council having 
previously accepted the bequests in accordance with the terms and 
conditions of said will, and the Trustees of the Public Library re- 
ceived said bequests on behalf of the City, and made suitable ar- 
rangements for the care and custody of the books and manuscripts. 
Received in 1871. $4,000.00 

William C. Todd Newspaper Fund — Donation by WiLLlAM C. TODD, 
of Atkins, N. H., accepted by order of the City Council, approved 
October 30, 1 897, the income to be at least two thousand dollars 
a year, to be expended by the Library Trustees for newspapers of 
this and other countries. $49,826.95 

Townsend Fund — Donation from William Minot and William Minot, 
Jr., executors of the will of Mary P, Townsend, at whose dis- 
posal she left a certain portion of her estate in trust for such chari- 
table and public institutions as they might think meritorious. Said 
executors accordingly selected the Public Library of the City of 
Boston as one of such institutions, and attached the following con- 
ditions to the legacy: "The income only shall, in each and every 
year, be expended in the purchase of books for the use of the library; 
each of which books shall have been published in some one edition 
at least five years at the time it may be so purchased." Received in 
1879. $4,000.00 

Treadwell Fund — By the will of the late Daniel Treadwell, of 
Cambridge, late Rumford Professor in Harvard College, who died 
February 27, 1872, he left the residue of his estate, after payment 
of debts, legacies, etc., in trust to his executors, to hold during the 
life of his wife for her benefit, and after her decease to divide the 
residue then remaining in the hands of the Trustees, as therein pro- 
vided, and convey one-fifth part thereof to the Trustees of the Public 
Library of the City of Boston. 

By order of the City Council, approved May I 7, 1 872, said be- 
quest was accepted and the Trustees of the Public Library authorized 
to receive the same and invest it in the City of Boston Bonds, income 
of which is to be expended by said Trustees in such manner as they 
may deem for the best interests of the Library. $13,987.69 

Tufts Fund — Bequest of Nathan A. TuFTS, of Charlestown, to be 
known as the "Nathan A. Tufts Fund," the income to be applied 
at all times to the purchase of books and other additions to the library 
to be placed in the Charlestown Branch. Received in 1 906. 

$10,131.77 



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Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund — Donation on account of the 
Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund, the income to be used 
for the purchase of books of a military and patriotic character, to be 
placed in the alcove appropriated as a memorial to the Twentieth 
Regiment. Received in 1897. $5,000.00 

Francis Jay Underbill Fund — Net proceeds under the Judicial Settle- 
ment of the Account of Arthur Lovell, as Executor of the Last 
Will and Testament of FRANCIS Jay UndeRHILL, late of Brook- 
lyn, New York, the income to be expended for the purchase of 
books. Received in 1939. $524.70 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund — Bequest of Horace G, Wadlin, of 
Reading, former Librarian, of $2,000 to the Trustees of the Pub- 
lic Library of the City of Boston to be permanently funded and the 
income thereof used for the purchase of books. Received in 1932. 

$2,000.00 
Also a bequest by Ella F. Wadlin; to be added to the Horace G. 
Wadlin Fund, and the income to be used for the purchase of books. 
Received in 1936. $1,725.84 

Wales Fund — Extract from the will of George C. WalES: 

"After the foregoing bequests I direct that the sum of five thousand 
dollars be paid to the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of 
Boston, the same to be held, managed and invested by them, so as 
to produce an income, and the said income to be applied to the pur- 
chase of such books for said Library as they may deem best." Re- 
ceived in 1918. $5,000.00 

Whitney Funds — Bequests of JameS LymAN WhiTNEY, who died Sep- 
tember 25, 1910. 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund — The twelfth clause of his will di- 
rected that: One-tenth of said remaining income of the principal 
fund, I direct to be paid to the Trustees of the Public Library of the 
City of Boston, to be held and accumulated by said Trustees and 
permanently invested and re-invested. The first five thousand dollars 
of income so accumulated, including the income thereon arising 
during the period of accumulation, I request to be funded in the 
name of my sister, Alice Lincoln Whitney, and the income of said 
fund after its accumulation or so much of said income as may be re- 
quired, to be paid to such employees of the said Library, who are 
sick and in need of help, as the Trustees may in their discretion deem 
most worthy (there are often such cases). Any amount of income 
from said accumulated fund not needed for the purpose just men- 
tioned shall be used for the purchase of books and manuscripts. 

$5,000.00 

James Lyman Whitney Fund — The Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 
having been established, all amounts of income of the principal fund 
paid to said Frustees, after the accumulation of said fund of five 
thousand dollars shall be held as the James Lyman Whitney Fund, 
and invested and re-invested and the income used in equal shares. 



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one share for the purchase of rare and expensive books, and one share 
for the purchase and care of manuscripts; one-half at least of the 
share devoted to manuscripts to be expended for their cataloguing 
and proper care. $37,940.09 

In addition to the above Mr. Whitney created a trust, directing that 
of the net income seven hundred dollars a year be paid to the Trus- 
tees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, to be expended on 
bibliographic work for the benefit of the Library. 
Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund — Bequest of Mehitable C. C. Wil- 
son, the income to be expended for the purchase of books. Received 
in 1913. $1,000.00 



RECAPITULATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY IRUST FUNDS 



Ainsley Fund 

Artz Fund . 

Bates Fund ... 

Benton Book F und 

Benton Building Fund . 

Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund 

Bigelow Fund 

Robert Charles Billings Fund 

Blanchard Fund ... 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund 

Bowditch Fund 

Bradlee Fund 

Joseph H. Center Fund 

Central Library Building Fund 

Children's Fund ... 

Clement Fund 

Henry Sargent Cod.oian Memoria 

Cutter Fund 

Elizabeth Fund 

Daniel Sharp Ford Fund 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund 

Franklin Club Fund 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Fund 

Morris Gest Fund 

Green Fund 

Edith Guerrier Fund 

Francis J. Hannigan Fund . 

Charlotte Harris Fund . 

Thomas B. Harris Fund 

Alfred Hemenway Fund 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund 

Hyde Fund 

David P. Kimball Fund . 

Louis E. Kirstein Fund 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund . 

Helen Lambert Fund . 

Abbott Lawrence Fund 

Edward Lawrence Fund 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund . 

Charles Greely Loring Memorial Fund 



$178,591.46 

10,000.00 

50,000.00 

1,118,611.81 

2,094,188.40 

2,000.00 

1,000.00 

100,366.22 

5,000.00 

1 72.70 

10,000.00 

1,000.00 

39,520.39 

150.00 

98.636.31 

2,000.00 

2,478.40 

4,270.00 

25.000.00 

6,000.00 

5,017.65 

1 ,000.00 

5,000.00 

2,652.50 

2,000.00 

506.92 

125.00 

10,000.00 

1,010.66 

5.000.00 

3.542.00 

3.632.40 

10,012.90 

5,000.00 

10,000.00 

1 .403.57 

10,000.00 

500.00 

5.000.00 

500.00 



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Charles Mead Fund 2,500.00 

George W. Moore Fund 217.00 

Francis A. Morse Library Fund 1,000.00 

Gardner O. North Fund 2,000.00 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund 11.781.44 

John Boyle O'Reilly Fund 1,000.00 

Phillips Fund 30.000.00 

Pierce Fund 5,012.90 

Sarah E. Pratt Fund . . . . , 1,494.18 

Guilford Reed Fund 1.000.00 

John Singer Sargent Fund 3.858.24 

Scholfield Fund 61,800.00 

Sewall Fund «... 25,000.00 

Sigilman Fund 18,412.51 

Skinner Fund 51.732.14 

South Boston Branch Library Trust Fund ...... 100.00 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund 3.500.00 

James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) Fund ...... 25,000.00 

Ticknor Fund 4.000.00 

William C. Todd Newspaper Fund 49,826.95 

Townsend Fund 4.000.00 

Treadwell Fund 13.987.69 

Nathan A. Tufts Fund 10,131.77 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 5.000.00 

Francis Jay Underbill Fund 524.70 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund 3.725.84 

Wales Fund 5,000.00 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 5.000.00 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 37.940.09 

Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund 1.000.00 

Total $4,216,434.74 



GIFTS FOR IMMEDIATE USE 



Received During the Current Year 

Mrs. William H. Dewart $50.00 

Mrs. Donald C. Starr 100.00 

Wiggin Foundation 1,013.40 

Unexpended Balances 
Remaining From Gifts Received In Pievious Years as of December 31, 1944 

Mrs. William H. Dewart $1.90 

Mrs. Donald C. Starr 100.00 



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XI 



OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1944 

General Administrative Offices 
Director's Office 

Director, and Librarian Milton E. Lord 

Assistant to the Director 



and Clerk of the Trustees 
Assistant to the Director 
Editor of Publications 

Personnel Office 

Supervisor of Personnel 

Assistant to the Supervisor of Personnel 

Records, Files and Statistics Office 

Assistant to the Director 
Training Office 

Supervisor of Training 
Information Office 

Assistant to the Director 



Elizabeth B. Brockunier 
John J. Connolly 
Zoltan Haraszti 



Elizabeth L. Wright 
Pearl B. Smart 



Sarah M. Usher 



Bertha V. Hartzell 



Elizabeth B. Boudreau 



Reference Division 

*Chief Librarian of the Reference 
Division 

Supervisor in the Reference Division 

Keeper of Rare Books 
Keeper of Prints 

Chief of Book Selection Department 
Chief of Book Stack Service 
**Chief of Cataloging and Classification 
Department 



Richard G, Hensley 
Edward H. Redstone 

Zoltan Haraszti 
Arthur W. Heintzelman 

Christine M. Hayes 
William J. Ennis 

William A. Roblyer 



* On military leave — Orlando C. Davis, Acting Chief 
*^ On military leave — Mildred C. O'Connor, Assistant-in-Charge 



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Chief of Fine Arts Department 

Chief of General Reference Department 

Chief of History Department 

Chief of Music Department 

Chief of Periodical and Newspaper 

Department 
Chief of Science and Technology 

Department 
Chief of Statistical Department 
Chief of Teachers Department 
Business Branch Librarian 

Curator of Americana 
Curator of English Literature 

Circulation Division 

Chief Librarian of the Circulation 
Division 

Assistant to the Chief Librarian of the 
Circulation Division 

Supervisor in the Circulation Division 
Deputy Supervisor, In Charge of Work 
with Children 

Branch Librarians 

Allston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

1 ellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 



Priscilla S. MacFadden 
John M. Carroll 
Laura R. Gibbs 
Richard G. Appel 

Bradford M. Hill 

Loraine A. Sullivan 
Elizabeth G. Barry 
Anna L. Manning 
Mary W. Dietrichson 

Harriet W. Swift 
Honor C. McCusker 



Orlando C. Davis 

Ruth S. Cannell 
Ada A. Andelman 
Elizabeth M. Gordan 



M. Florence Cufflin 
Katrina M. Sather 
Mary K. Harris 
Helen M. O'Leary 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Margaret A. Calnan 
Margaret A. Morgan 
Dorothy F. Nourse 
Gertrude L. Connell 
Mary E. Ames 
Sara A. Lyon 
Rebecca E. Willis 
Christiana P. Jordan 
Annie Reis 
Theodora B. Scoff 
Margaret L McGovern 
Catherine P. Loughman 
Margaret H. Reid 
Pauline A. Walker 
Mary U. Nichols 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary M. Sullivan 



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Phillips Brooks 
Roslindale 
South Boston 
South End 
Uphams Corner 
Washington Village 
West End 
West Roxbury 

Chief of Book Preparation Department 
Chief of Book Selection Department 
Chief of Branch Issue Department 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

Department 
Chief of Open Shelf Department 
Chief of Registration Department 
Chief of School Issue Department 
Chief of Young Peoples Room 



Edith H. Bailey 
Marion R. Herzig 
Mary A. Hackett 
Marion C. Kingman 
Beatrice C. Maguire 
Elizabeth H. McShane 
Fanny Goldstein 
Geneva Watson 

Marion A. McCarthy 
Edna G. Peck 
Grace B. Loughlin 

Ethel M. Hazlewood 
Muriel C. Javelin 
A. Frances Rogers 
Beatrice M. Flanagan 
Mary C. Toy 



Division of Business Operations 



Superintendent of Buildings 

Auditor 

Chief of Binding Department 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department 

Chief of Printing Department 

Chief of Shipping Department 



William F. Quinn 
Helen Schubarth 
James P. Mooers 
William C. Maiers, Jr. 
William B. Gallagher 
Robert F. Dixon 



Officers of the Library, Emeritus 



Comptroller, Emeritus 

Supervisor of Branch Libraries, Emeritus 
Supervisor of Work with Children, 
Emeritus 

Chief of Branch Issue Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

Department, Emeritus 
Chief of Issue Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Main Reading Room, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Open Shelf Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Printing Department, Emeritus 



Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 



Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 



Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 



James W. Kenney 
Edith Guerrier 
Alice M. Jordan 

Alice V. Stevens 

Lucien E. Taylor 

Thomas F. Brennan 

William J. Mulloney 

John H. Reardon 
Francis W. Lee 

Katherine F. Albert 
Annie M. Donovan 
Clara L. Maxwell 
Carrie L. Morse 
Katharine F. Muldoon 
Katherine S. Rogan 
Margaret A. Sheridan 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
1944 



Statement 

OF 

Expenditures and Receipts 



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Expenditures for Personnel: 

Permanent and Probationary employees (ex- 
clusive of Printing and Binding Department 

employees) $870,680.84 

Sundays and Evenings, extra and other service . . 125,643.66 

Expenditures for Service Other Than Personal: 

Printing and binding ....... 22.40 

Advertising 80.75 

Transportation of persons ...... 1,416.96 

Cartage and freight 12,097.66 

Light, heat and power ....... 42,168.63 

Rents, taxes and water ...... 16,490.00 

Bond and insurance premiums ..... 1 59.30 

Communication ....... 4,500.83 

Cleaning ......... 946.51 

Removal of ashes . . . . . . . 58.50 

Expert 1,150.00 

Stenographic and copying ...... 1 ,584.28 

Fees 146.40 

Photographic and blueprinting ..... 2%. 66 

General repairs 20,781.89 

Miscellaneous services ...... 63.80 

Expenditures for Equipment: 

Machinery ........ 3.32 

Electrical 54.00 

Furniture and fittings ....... 280.53 

Office 1,273.26 

Books: 

City appropriation $69,690.75 

Trust funds income 22.548.47 92,239.22 

Manuscripts: 

Trust funds income 1 ,057.50 

Periodicals: 

City appropriation 4,421.64 

Trust funds income 6,753.14 11.174.78 

Newspapers: 

City appropriation 1,501.37 

Trust funds income 1.734.62 3,235.99 

Microfilms: 

City appropriation 254.80 

Trust funds income 228.76 483.56 

Lantern slides: 

City appropriation 1,197.50 

Trust funds income 265.00 1,462.50 

Photostats: 

Trust funds income 36.25 

Posters, prints and maps: 

City appropriation 1.949.25 

Trust funds income 414.20 2,363.45 

Phonograph records: 

City appropriation 16.06 

Trust funds income 63.23 79.29 

Photographs: 

City appropriation 183.25 

Trust funds income 264.85 448.10 



$9%,324.50 



101,964.57 



Carried forward 



$1,098,289.07 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1944 



Receipts From: 

City Appropriation 1944 . 

Income from Trust Funds . 

Jcimes L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Gift of Mrs. Donald C. Starr . 

Gifts for Books on Abraham Lincoln . 

Gift for the Print Department 

Civilian Defense Activities Reserve . 



$U84,I75.00 

51.998.82 

700.00 

100.00 

50.00 

1.013.40 

4.800.00 $1,342,837.22 



ed fc 



$1,342,837.22 



[82] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Drought forward . 

Miscellaneous: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Tools and instruments 

General plant 
Expenditures for Supplies: 

Oifice . . . . 

Fuel . . . . 

Animal . . . . 

Medical . . . . 

Laundry, 



$1,098,289.07 



t 735.38 
6.369.03 



cleaning, 



toilet . 

Educational and recreational 

Agricultural 

Chemicals and disinfectants 

Miscellaneous 
Expenditures for Materials: 

Building .... 

Machinery 

Electrical 

Miscellaneous 
Workmen's Compensation 
1943 Unliquidated Reserve 
Civilian Defense Activities Revenue 
Special Appropriation: Library Building Roof Construction 
Special Items: 

A. L. Whitney fund, sick benefits 

Trust Funds Income, salary 

Trust Funds Income, scholarships 

Trust Funds Income, ice . 

Trust Funds Income, miscellaneous 

Anne Russell Chickering Fund . 

Gifts for Books on Abraham Lincoln 

Gift for the Print Department 
Binding Department: 

Salaries ..... 

Gas, light and heat . 

Repairs ..... 

Tools and instruments 

Motorless vehicles 

Supplies . . 

Building and machinery materials 

Stock 

Printing Department: 

Salaries ..... 

Transportation of Persons . 

Gas. light and heat . 

Photographic and blueprinting . 

Repairs ..... 

Supplies ..... 

Stock 

Carried forrvard . 



7.154.41 

735.77 

58.99 

8,974.23 

9,826.89 

8.10 

25.08 

2,013.42 

75.00 

97.87 

151.22 

1,755.27 

i ,428.59 

25.40 

1,577.72 

1 .858.38 



40.00 

625.00 

350.00 

69.40 

20.43 

23.10 

50.00 

1,013.40 

48,198.29 

69.84 

176.62 

5.60 

86.60 

346.88 

27.58 

4.749.96 

14,149.17 

1.05 

7.77 

152.00 

1231 

65.31 

3.809.61 



122.140.92 



22.927.08 



4,890.09 
275.81 
6,117.89 
5.775.00 
6.138.99 



1,104.83 
1,086.50 



53,661.37 



18,197.22 



$1,340,604.77 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1944 



Brought forward .... 
Balance Brought Forward From 1943: 
Trust Funds Income, City Treasury . 
James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 
Anne Russell Chickering Fund . 
Special Appropriation: Lbirary Building 

Roof Construction .... 

1942 Unliquidated Reserve 

1943 Unliquidated Reserve 
Civilian Defense Activities Revenue . 
W. R. P. Library Project . 



$1,342,837.22 



$72,803.29 

2,479.40 

25.00 

13.905.22 

226.58 

7,428.16 

1,561.77 

31.11 



98,460.53 



Carried forxuard 



$1,441,297.75 



[84] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought fortvarJ ..... 
Transfer from: 

W. R. P. Project to City Treasury . 

1942 Unliquidated Reserve to Park Department 
Amounts Paid Into City Treasury: 

Fines ...... 

Sales of catalogues, bulletins 

Commission on telephone stations . 

Commission on coin locks . 

Sales of waste paper .... 

Payments for lost books and damages . 

Miscellaneous receipts 
Balance, December 31, 1944: 

Trust Funds Income, City Treasury . 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Anne Russell Chickering Fund . 

Gift of Mrs. Donald C. Starr . 
Balance Unexpended, December 31, 1944 

Civilian Defense Activities Revenue . 

Special Appropration: Library Building 
Roof Construction . 

1942 Unliquidated Reserve 

1943 Unliquidated Reserve 
General Appropriation 
Income on hand . 



$1,340,604.77 

$ 31.11 

78.81 109.92 



21,026.09 
181.38 
373.72 
456.13 
392.00 
1,133.41 
1,028.21 



83.962.23 

3,179.40 

1.90 

100.00 

586.77 

7,766.23 

147.77 

1,310.27 

3,528.49 

190.73 



24.590.94 



87,243.53 



13,530.26 



[85] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1944 



Brought farward . 

Receipts From: 

Fines ..... 

Sales of catalogues, bulletins 

Commission on telephone stations 

Commission on coin locks . 

Sales of waste paper . 

Payments for lost books and damages 

Miscellaneous Receipts 



$1,441,297.75 



$21,202.02 
1%.18 
373.72 
456.13 
392.00 
1.133.41 
1,028.21 



24,781 .67 



To Balance 



$1,466,079.42 



I2.4.4S: 400 



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