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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1946 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 










7:C 



TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



ABRAHAM E. PINANSKI, President 

Term expires April 30, 1949 

ELLERY SEDGWICK 

Term expires April 30, 1948 

FRANK W. BUXTON . ROBERT H. LORD 

Term expires April 30, 1 950 Term expires April 30, 1 947 

FRANCIS B. MASTERSON 

Term expires April 30, 1951 



MILTON E. LORD 

Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 



1 - 


-Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1946 . 


1 


II- 


-Appropriations and Expenditures 
Personnel, 1930-1946 . 


FOR 


3 


III- 


-Appropriations and Expenditures 
Books 


FOR 


9 


IV- 


-Personnel 




14 


V- 


-Book Stock 




37 


VI- 


- Use of Books 




44 


VII- 


- The Catalogs .... 




49 


VIII- 


- Printing and Binding . 




50 


IX- 


- Lectures, Concerts, Exhibitions . 




51 


X- 


- Trust Funds 




63 


XI- 


- Officers of the Library, 

AS OF December 3 1 , 1 946 . 




79 


FiNANciAL Statement 




82 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES. 1930- 1946 



1 OTAL Expenditures, 1930- 1946 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 


FROM ANNUAL 

CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$1,132,520.06 
1.239257.45 
1.147,579.89 
1.000.431.87 
1.065367.44 
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 
1.309,615.79 
1379,56224 


FROM SPECIAL 

CITV 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$237.962.1 1 

309.794.65 

126345.78 

1 .027.43 

41.049.17 

36295.49 

74.434.97 

73.204.16 

66.243.11 

39.997.19 

52.930.24 

37398.01 

92356.86 

72,904.22 

11,913.99 

9.171.40 


FROM 

INCOME OF 

TRUST FUNDS 

$22,79621 
20,839.73 
22,801 .04 
26,633.94 
19,083.82 
24.496.50 
58.826.03 
51,161.81 
86338.96 
119.899.86 
128.403.69 
93.969.34 
50.625.70 
61.016.62 
40,839.88 
42,695.41 
45,199.61 


FROM 

GIFTS FOR 

IMMEDIATE USE 


TOTAL 

$1,393278.38 
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 
1383.860.59 
1391.169.10 
1.414.055.74 
1.405.816.49 
1.415,806.83 
1.388.579.81 
1 334,486.88 
1,352,698.88 
1.435.112.17 










$6.83 

206.68 


73.97 

88.80 

264.69 

27020 

8521 

1,086.50 

387.68 

1,178.92 



Distribution of Expenditures From Annual City Appropriations. 1930-1946 





SALARIES 


BOOKS AND OTHER 


ALL OTHER 




YEAR 


AND WAGES 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


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 


159,970.58 


133,92921 


1.147,579.89 


1933 


788.60337 


87323.50 


124,505.00 


1.000.431.87 


1934 


821,974.51 


98291.63 


145,101.30 


1.065367.44 


1935 


912339.26 


99,233.95 


127,541.67 


1.139.114.85 


1936 


930,788.04 


54,999.98 


130,869.12 


1.116.657.14 


1937 


975.751.61 


81.522.49 


147,72037 


1.204.994.47 


1938 


1.023,225.41 


73.874.93 


134.178.18 


1.231278.52 


1939 


1.032.696.19 


54.999.97 


143,501.92 


1.231.198.08 


1940 


1,045.735.40 


57.499.94 


129397.67 


1.232.633.01 


1941 


1 ,043.754.52 


74.999.47 


155.430.46 


1274.184.45 


1942 


1,062,220.17 


88,000.00 


122333.90 


1 272.554.07 


1943 


1.036,38135 


75,000.00 


143.192.41 


1254.573.76 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


80,000.00 


141.974.55 


1,280,646.51 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


81,701.74 


163.57033 


1,309,615.79 


1946 


1,108,102.75 


90.899.98 


180.559.51 


1379,562.24 



[2] 

Distribution of Expenditures From Special City AppROPRiAnoNs, 1930 - 1946 



YEAR 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 



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 



117.44 



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 
23,41538 
9,637.51 



CIVILIAN 

DEFENSE 

ACTIVITIES 



$10334.95 

10.778.46 

5.775.00 



$237.962.1 1 

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 

37398.01 

92356.86 

72.904.22 

11.913.99 



117.44 



Distribution of EIxpenditures From Income of Trust Funds, 1930 - 1946 





BOOKS AND OTHER 








YEAR 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


SALARIES 


other 


TOTAL 


1930 


$22,466.21 


$180.00 


$1 50.00 


$22,7%.21 


1931 


19.259.55 


1,480.18 


100.00 


20,839.73 


1932 


20.045.62 


2,755.42 




22,801 .04 




1933 
1934 
1935 


23.873.19 
16.996.57 
22.264.83 


2.760.75 
2,087.25 
1,602.67 




26.633.94 
19.083.82 
24.496.50 




629.00 


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 


3,257.33 


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 


93.96934 


1942 


48,447.64 


1.500.00 


678.06 


50,625.70 


1943 


58.48839 


1.704.33 


823.90 


61.016.62 


1944 


39,735.05 


625.00 


479.83 


40.839.88 


1945 


4137031 


481.65 


843.45 


42.695.41 


1946 


43.140.12 


189.45 


1,870.04 


45.199.61 


DiSTRIBl 


JTION OF Expenditures 


From Gifts for 


Immediate Use, 1930 - 1946 








BOOK AND OTHER 






YEAR 




LIBRARY MATERIALS 


^ 




1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 








































1934 
1935 
1936 




















$6.83 






1937 




206.68 






1938 
1939 












73.97 






1940 




88.80 






1941 




264.69 






1942 




270.20 






1943 




8521 






1944 




1.086.50 






1945 




387.68 






1946 




1,178.92 





13] 

II 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL. 1930- 1946 

Total Appropriations and Expenditures for All Personnel, 1930 - 1946 





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 


853,680.10 


4319.90 


1933 


800,000.00 


788.603.37 


11.396.63 


1934 


824,719.00 


821.974.51 


2,744.49 


1935 


915.000.00 


912339.26 


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 


15,949.59 


1939 


1.039,859.34 


1,032.696.19 


7.163.15 


1940 


1,065,000.00 


1.045.735.40 


19264.60** 


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 


1.03638135 


28,618.65**** 


1944 


1 ,065,000.00 


1.058,671.96 


6328.04t 


1945 


1,065,000.00 


1.064343.72 


656.28 


1946 


1,110,000.00 


1.108.102.75 


l,897.25tt 



* To take care of the commitments above the amount appropriated for 1936, ihe 
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 Librarj'. 
*** $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, 
■ft $1 ,897.25 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For All Person.nel, 1930-1946 



YEAR 

1929 
1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR SALARIES & WAGES 

FOR ALL PERSONNEL 

$770367.26 

809.530.41 

852,987.17 

853,680.10 

788.603.37 

821,974.51 

912339.26 

930,788.04 

975,751.61 
1.023,225.41 
1,032,696.19 
1.045,735.40 
1,043.754.52 
1,062.220.17 
1.036,38135 
1,058.671.96 
1,064343.72 
1,108,102.75 



%0F 


%0F 


CHANCE FROM 


CHANGE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


+5.1% 


+5.1% 


+5.4% 


+10.7% 


+0.1% 


+ 10.8% 


-7.7% 


+2.4% 


+42% 


+6.7% 


+ 11.0% 


+183% 


+2.0% 


+20.8% 


+4.8% 


+26.6% 


+4.8% 


+32.7% 


+0.9% 


+33.9% 


+1.2% 


+35.7% 


-0.2% 


+35.4% 


+1.7% 


+37.8% 


-2.4% 


+34.5% 


^2.2% 


+37.4% 


+0.5% 


+38.2% 


1-4.1% 


+43.8% 



[4] 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Regular Service 
(Full-Time Personnel). 1930 - 1946 



1929 
1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 



total expenditures 


%0F 


for salaries & wages 


CHANGE FROM 


FOR regular service 


PRECEDING YEAR 


$663,747.98 




694.183.74 


+4.6% 


734.150.50 


+5.8% 


746.221.52 


+1-^^'' 


683.618.01 


-8.4% 


682,797.16 


-0.1% 


799,271.34 


+17.1% 


833.763.88 


+43% 


875,937.34 


+5.1% 


932,579.59 


+6.5% 


945.123.21 


+13% 


954,292.69 


+1.1% 


941,70731 


-13% 


939370.95 


-0.2% 


918,763.36 


-2.2% 


933.028.30 


+1.6% 


940,227.10 


+0.8% - 


981,5)4.81 


+4.4% 



%0F 

CHANGE 

FROM 1929 



+4.6% 
+10.6% 
+12.4% 
+3.0% 
+2.9% 
+20.4% 
+25.8% 
+32.1% 
+40.7% 
+42.5% 
+43.8% 
+41.8% 
+41.5% 
+38.4% 
+40.6% 
+41.6% 
+47.8% 



Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel, Etc.). 1930 - 1946 



1929 
1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 



total expenditures 


%0F 


for salaries & wages 


change from 


FOR extra service 


preceding year 


$104,032.28 




112.214.67 


+7.8% 


115,888.67 


+33% 


105.448.58 


-9.0% 


102,982.11 


-23% 


111,792.41 


+8.6% 


96330.61 


-13.8% 


92.411.73 


-4.1% 


97,706.13 


+5.7% 


88305.46 


-9.6% 


85,661.98 


-3.0% 


89,517.71 


+43% 


100.136.21 


+11.8% 


120,983.22 


+20.6% 


115.031.99 


-^.9% 


1 22,061 .66 


+6.1% 


120,536.62 


-1.1% 


122,983.94 


+2.0% 



7oOF 

change 
from 1929 



+7.8% 

+113% 

+1.4% 

-1.0% 

+7.4% 

-7.4% 

-11.1% 

-6.0% 

-15.1% 

-17.6% 

-11.6% 

-3.7% 

+ 163% 

+ 10.6% 

+ 173% 

+ 15.8% 

+ 18.2% 



[5] 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL. 1946 

Summary bv Divisions 
Administrative Offices 



Regular Service 




$52,758.05 




Extra Service 








Part-time Service 


$2,465.59 






Evening Service 


2.01 






Sunday Service 


600.32 


3,067.92 




Total Expenditures for Administrative 


Offices 




$55,825.97 


Circulation Division 








Regular Service 




$448,934.22 




Extra Service 








Part-time Service 


$52,147.97 






Cleaning by the Hour 


8.825.13 






Sunday Service 


2,021.68 


62,994.78 




Total Expenditures for Circulation Division 




511,929.00 


Referencf. Division 








Regular Service 




$265,988.58 




Extra Service 








Part-time Service 


$24,744.23 






Evening Service 


285.09 






Sunday Service 


12,619.73 


37,649.05 




Total Expenditures for Reference Division 




303,637.63 


Division of Business Operations 








Regular Service 




$213,833.96 




Extra Service 








Evening and Holiday Service 


$12,900.73 






Sunday Service 


6.371.46 


19.272.19 




Total Expenditures for 








Division of Business Operations 






233,106.15 


Miscellaneous Services 








Storytelling 




$3,475.00 




Stereoplicon Operator 


Services 

L PERSONNE 


129.00 




Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous 


:l 


3.604.00 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR ALl 


$1,108,102.75 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES. 

1946 

regular part-time evening sunoav total 

UNIT service .service ser\tce service service 

Director's Office $26,225.08 $2.01 — — $26,227.09 

Personnel Office 11.561.59 $38.50 11,600.09 

Training Office 2,906.37 2.906.37 

Information Office 7.526.25 2366.37 $600.32 10,492.94 

Records, Files, and 

Statistics Office- 4,538.76 60.72 4,599.48 



Total Expenditures for 

Administrative Offices $52,758.05 $2,465.59 $2.01 $600.32 $55,825.97 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN CIRCULATION DIVISION, 1946 



Un'it 

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 



REGULAR 


PART-TIME 


SERVICE 


SERVICE 


$25,284.37 


$470.18 


451.74 


9.29 


3,662.48 






11,429.16 


314.72 


18,412.28 


878.07 


12,453.94 


3.029.42 


13,378.68 


25.88 


8,891.% 


657.04 


9,872.33 


2,536.39 


345,097.28 


44,226.98 



CLEANING BY SUNDAY 
THE HOUR SERVICE 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 



$6,319.26 



$7.35 $25,761 .90 

461.03 

662.48 
743.88 
290.35 
283.04 
986.12 
177.09 
,408.72 
,643.52 



804.68 
581.56 
628.C9 



3, 
11, 
19,: 
16,: 
13. 
10. 
12, 
395,1 



$448,934.22 $52,147.97 $6,319.26 $2,021.68 $509,423.13 

* Transferred to Division of Business Operations February 13, 1946 



Branch Libraries 

Allstoii 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Ple&sant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

South End 

Uphams Corner 

\\'ashinglon Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Total Expenditures for 
Branch Libraries 



$13,568.27 


$1,144.20 


$322.50 


14,523.28 


1,117.16 


285.84 


13.784.62 


1,777.87 


356.99 


7,940.01 
13,195.69 
12.767.84 


2,041.92 
2,812.67 
1.474.50 






292.17 


9,940.91 
13,760.29 


I 78Q 7 1 




1.517.73 


175.29 


11.874.73 


1.319.85 


100.39 


9,938.06 
10,618.82 


725 45 




927.99 


213.92 


11,105.77 


2,137.50 


560,26 


7.702.95 


1.312.87 


88.87 


8,625.32 


445.22 




16,523.73 


1.501.85 


63.34 


15,240.23 


1,810.20 


144.00 


10,291.22 


1,188.66 


706.00 


8,836.27 


805.21 


- 


6,1%.82 


1,356.82 


1,099.00 


13,942.21 


1,150.48 


306.09 


7,015.31 


783.90 


1,176.00 


1 5.070.04 


703.52 


190.21 


5,647.30 


986.92 


1,031.80 


12.938.38 


1 .036.81 


208.50 


8,800.88 


1 .588.32 


233.33 


10,499.28 
12,843.79 


1.268.11 
3,876.94 




172.29 


10,428.13 


1,887.23 


1,018.50 


17,181.69 


2,595.97 


79.84 


14.295.44 


1.141.90 
$44,226.98 





$345,097.28 


$8,825.13 



$15,034.97 
1 5.926.28 
15,919.48 

9,981.93 
16,008.36 
14,534.51 
11,730.12 
15,453.31 
13,294.97 
10,663.51 
11,760.73 
13.803.53 

9.104.69 

9.070.54 
18.088.92 
17,194.43 
12,185.88 

9,641 .48 

8,652.64 
1 5,398.78 

8,975.21 
15,963.77 

7.666.02 
14.183.69 
10.622.53 
11.767.39 
16,893.02 
13,333.86 
19,857.50 
1 5,43734 



$398,149.39 



[7] 
EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN REFERENCE DIVISION. 1946 



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 

Teacher.^ Department 

Business Branch 

Total Expenditures for 
Reference Division 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$14,673.47 

4,2%.98 

53,443.72 

46,749.30 

17,277.13 

20.439.41 

4,831.79 

7,251.40 

16,184.51 

8,133.20 

18,117.19 

14,408.20 

8,431.82 

6,548.03 

25.202.43 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 



EVENING 
SERVICE 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



$8,437.29 
2.425.56 
2,279.21 
1,526.00 

162.00 
1,766.11 
2,192.27 

575.65 
1.439.18 
2,033.60 
1,015.11 

501.56 

390.69 



$3.72 $830.80 



28137 



3,889.33 

1.403.93 
1,876.29 
323.40 
454.86 
1,359.44 
218.97 
791.55 
612.52 
493.57 
365.07 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$1 5,507.99 

4,296.98 

65,770.34 

49,174.86 

20,960.27 

23,841.70 

5,317.19 

9,472.37 

19,736.22 

8,927.82 

20,347.92 

17,054.32 

9,940.50 

7,414.66 

25,874.49 



$265,988.58 $24,744.23 $285.09 $12,619.73 $303,637.63 



[8] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS 
OPERATIONS. 1946 



Unit 



EXTRA, EVENING 
REGULAR & HOLIDAY SUNDAY 
SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE 



Business Office 


$6,059.39 





Accounting Department 


10,521.03 






Binding Department 


50,438.56 


$47.87 


'Book Preparation Department 


9.758.88 





Book Purchasina Department 


32,297.02 


153.83 


Buildings Department 


67,99726 


8,349.36 


Cleaning 


14,304.31 


3,578.07 


Printing Department 


13.965.31 


26.60 


Shipping Department 


6,092.54 




Stock Purchasing Department 


2,399.66 






"Unliquidated" Evening Service 




745.00 



$5,084.76 
1 ,286.70 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$6,059.39 

10,521.03 

50,486.43 

9,758.88 

32,450.85 

81,431.38 

19,169.08 

13,991.91 

6,092.54 

2,399.66 

745.00 



Total Expenditures 

for Division of 

Business Operations $213,833.96 $12,900.73 $6,371.46 $233,106.15 

* Transferred from Circulation Division February 13. 1946 

EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES. 1946 



Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 



$3,475.00 
129.00 



Total Expenditures for 

Miscellaneous Services $3,604.00 



RECAPITULATION, 1946 



Regular Service 

Full-time Members of the Staff 



$981,514.81 



Extra Service 

Part-time Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Sunday Service 

Cleaning by the Hour 



$79,405.66 

1 5,645.83 

21,613.19 

6,319.26 



122,983.94 



Miscellaneous Services 
Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

1 otal Expenditures for .'\11 Personnel 



$3,475.00 
129.00 



3,604.00 
$1,108,102.75 



9] 
III 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 

City Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and Other Library Materials 

1919 - 1946 



1919-20 












. $50,000 


1920-2! 












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 


1945 












85.000 


1946 












90,000 


* February 1 - Decern 


ber 31 


. 1925 


only. 









Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 1930 - 1946 





from 


FROM INCOME 




YEAR 


CITY FUNDS 


OF TRUST FUNDS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$159,999.97 


$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 


1945 


81,701.74 


41,370.31 


123,072.05 


1946 


90.899.98 


43.140.12 


134.040.10 



[10] 

Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials by Divisions, 1936-1946 



1936 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 



circulation 
division 

$48,399.98 
3.983.70 



reference 
division 

$6,600.00 
52.926.26 



ENTIRE 
UBRARY 
SYSTEM 

$54,999.98 
56.909.96 



Total 

1937 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$52,383.68 

$61,141.87 
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 
2.482.71 


$67.54034 

$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 
114358.91 


$156,631.89 

$54,999.97 
116.257.43 


Total 

1940^ 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$44,566.06 

$56,100.44 
9.305.14 


$126.69134 

$1399.50 
115313.75 


$171257.40 

$57,499.94 
124.618.89 


Total 

1941 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$65,405.58 

$74,992.27 
3340.50 


$116.71325 

$7.20 
88.842.16 


$182,118.83 

$74,999.47 
92,182.66 


Total 

1942 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$78332.77 

$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 
$57313.56 


$136,447.64 

$75,000.00 
58.48839 


Total 

1944 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$76,174.83 

$74,950.20 
720.79 


$57313.56 

$5,049.80 
39.01426 


$133,488.39 

$80,000.00 
39.735.05 


Total 

1945 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$75,670.99 

$78,211.92 

1,553.76 


$44,064.06 

$3,489.82 
39.816.55 


$119,735.05 

$81,701.74 
4137031 


Total 

1946 

F'rom City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$79,765.68 

$85,146.82 
1,250.41 


$43306.37 

$5,753.16 
41,889.71 


$123,072.05 

$90,899.98 
43.140.12 



Total 



$86.39723 



$47,642.87 



$134,040.10 



[in 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 
Materials in Rel.\tion to Total Annual Expenditures from City Funds 

1930 - 1946 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




total 


FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 


PERCENTAGES 


EXPENDITURES 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


FROffl CITY FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,132,520.06 


$159,999.97 


14.12% 


1,239,257.45 


190,636.12 


1538% 


1.147,579.89 


159.970.58 


13.94% 


1,000.431.87 


87,323.50 


8.73% 


1 ,065,367.44 


98,291.63 


9.23 7o 


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 


5.83% 


1,272,554.07 


88,000.00 


6.91 7o 


1.254,573.76 


75,000.00 


5.98% 


1,280,646.51 


80,000.00 


6.25% 


1,309,615.79 


81,701.74 


6.24% 


1,379,562.24 


90,899.98 


6.59% 



Percent-^vges OF Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures 

1930 - 1946 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 



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 
1351,097.94 
1,361,036.70 
1,368.153.79 
1,323,179.77 
1,315,590.38 
1,321,486.39 
1,352,311.20 . 
1 ,422,702.36 



TOTAL expenditures 




FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 




LIBRARY MATERIALS 


PERCENTAGES 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


& TRUST FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$182,466.18 


15.79% 


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 


10.44% 


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% 


133,483.39 


10.15% 


119,735.05 


9.06% 


123,072.05 


8.85% 


134,040.10 


9.42% 



[12] 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1946 





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 


16% 


$969,530.38 


I00%> 


1931 


852,987.17 


82% 


190,636.12 


18% 


1.043,623.29 


1 00% 


1932 


853,680.10 


84% 


159,970.58 


16% 


1.013.650.68 


100% 


1933 


788,603.37 


90% 


87.323.50 


10% 


875,926.87 


100% 


1934 


821.974.51 


89% 


98,291.63 


11% 


920,266.14 


100% 


1935 


912,339.26 


90% 


99.233.95 


10% 


1,011.573.21 


100% 


1936 


930,788.04 


94% 


54.999.98 


6% 


985.788.02 


100% 


1937 


975,751.61 


92% 


81 .522.49 


8% 


1.057.274.10 


I007o 


1938 


1.023,225.41 


93% 


73,874.93 


7% 


1.097.100.34 


100% 


1939 


1,032,696.19 


95% 


54.999.97 


5% 


1.087.696.16 


100% 


1940 


1.045,735.40 


95%. 


57.499.94 


5% 


1.103.235.34 


100% 


1941 


1.043,754.52 


93% 


74,999.47 


7% 


1.118,753.99 


100% 


1942 


1.062,220.17 


92% 


88,000.00 


8% 


1,150,220.17 


100% 


1943 


1,036,381.35 


93% 


75,000.00 


7% 


1,111,381.35 


100% 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


93 7o 


80,000.00 


7% 


1.138,671.% 


100% 


1945 


1.064.343.72 


93% 


81,701.74 


7% 


1,146.045.46 


100% 


1946 


1.108.102.75 


92% 


90,899.98 


8% 


1.199,002.73 


100% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1946 



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 


83% 


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 


88% 


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 


100% 


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 


100% 


1944 


1 ,059,296.96 


90% 


119.735.05 


10% 


1.179,032.01 


100% 


1945 


1,064,825.37 


90% 


123,072.05 


10%. 


1,187.897.42 


100% 


1946 


1,108,292.20 


89% 


134,040.10 


11% 


1.242332.30 


100% 



[13] 

Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1946 









REQUESTED 










requested 




FOR BOOKS 










for salaries 




AND OTHER 








YEAR 


& WAGES 


% 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$812,000.00 


847o 


$150,000.00 


16% 


$962,000.00 


100% 


1931 


883,903.00 


82% 


200,000.00 


W7o 


1.083,903.00 


100% 


1932 


866.124.00 


81% 


200,000.00 


19% 


1.066,124.00 


100% 


1933 


886.000.00 


84% 


163,000.00 


16% 


1,049.000.00 


100% 


1934 


830,569.56 


85% 


150,000.00 


15% 


980.569.56 


100% 


1935 


937,187.75 


86%, 


150,000.00 


14% 


1.087,187.75 


100% 


1936 


940,039.28 


86% 


150,000.00 


14% 


1,090,039.29 


100% 


1937 


985,000.00 


87% 


150,000.00 


13% 


1.135,000.00 


100% 


1938 


1.055,000.00 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1 ,205,000.00 


100% 


1939 


1.070.388.58 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1 ,220,388.58 


100% 


1940 


1.096,830.57 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1,246,830.57 


100% 


1941 


1,065,000.00 


88% 


1 50.000.00 


12% 


l,215.OCO.00 


100% 


1942 


1,101.145.95 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1,251,145.95 


100% 


1943 


1 ,065,000.00 


88%, 


150,000.00 


12% 


1.215,000.00 


100% 


1944 


1.065,000.00 


88% 


150.000.00 


12% 


1.215.000.00 


100% 


1945 


1 ,065,000.00 


88% 


150.000.00 


12% 


1,215,000.00 


100% 


1946 


1.110,000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1,260,000.00 


100% 



[Ml 
IV 

PERSONNEL 

Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1930 - 1946 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES & 
WAGES FOR ALL 

YEAR PERSONNEL 

1929 $770367.26 

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 

1945 1,064,343.72 

1946 1.108,102.75 



TOTAL PERSONNEL 
AS OF 
% OF CHANCE DECEMBER 3 1 St % OF CHANGE 
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% 
+38.2% 
+43.8% 



602 
644 
657 
665 
695 
679 
687 
699 
705 
697 
687 
632 
656 
607 
641 
630 
620 
624 



+7.0% 

+9.1% 

+10.5% 

+15.5% 

+ 12.87o 

+14.1% 

+16.1% 

+17.1% 

+15.7% 

+14.1% 

+5.0% 

+9.0% 

+0.8% 

4-6.4% 

+4.6% 

+2.9% 

+3.6% 



Salary reductions were in effect from April 21, 1933 to December 31. 1934. 
Cost and Number of Regular Service, 1930 - 1946 



TOTAL expenditures 

for salaries & 
wages for regular 
year service 

1929 $663,747.98 

1930 694.183.74 

1931 734.150.50 

1932 746.221.52 
1933* 683.618.01 
1934* 682.797.16 

1935 799.271.34 

1936 833.763.88 

1937 875,95734 

1938 932,579.59 

1939 945.123.21 

1940 954,292.69 

1941 941.70731 

1942 939.370.95 

1943 918,76336 

1944 933.028.30 

1945 940.227.10 

1946 981,514.81 





total NUMBER OF 






REGULAR SERVICE 






AS OF 




% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 3 1st 


% OF CHANGE 


from 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 




475 




+4.6% 


512 


+7.8% 


+ 10.6% 


535 


+12.6% 


+ 12.4% 


537 


+13.0% 


+3.0% 


550 


+15.8% 


+2.9% 


563 


+ 18.5% 


+20.4% 


571 


+202% 


+25.8% 


578 


+21.7% 


+32.1% 


592 


+24.6% 


+40.7% 


590 


+242% 


+42.5% 


580 


+22.1% 


+43.7% 


543 


+ 143% 


+41.8% 


511 


+7.5% 


+41.5% 


501 


+5.5% 


+38.4% 


511 


+7.5% 


+40.6% 


514 


+82% 


+41.6% 


516 


+8.6% 


+47.8% 


510 


+7.4% 



* 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 - 1946 



TOTAL EXTRA SERVICE 

PERSONNEL IN TERMS 

OK EQUIVALENT OF 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 




FOR SALARIES & 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR EXTRA 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31 Si 


% OF CHANi 


YEAR 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 192^ 


1929 


$104,032.28 




127 




1930 


112.214.67 


+7.8% 


132 


+3.9% 


1931 


1 1 5,888.67 


+ 11.3% 


122 


-3.9% 


1932 


105,448.58 


+1.4% 


128 


+0.8% 


1933* 


102,982.11 


-1.0% 


145 


+14.1% 


1934* 


111,792.41 


+7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


1935 


96,330.61 


-7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


1936 


92.411.73 


-11.1% 


121 


-4.7% 


1937 


97,706.13 


-6.0% 


113 


-11.0% 


1938 


86.305.46 


-15.1% 


107 


-15.7% 


1939 


85,661 .98 


-17.6% 


107 


-15.7% 


1940 


89,517.71 


-13.9% 


89 


-29.9% 


1941 


100.136.21 


-3.7% 


145 


+14.1% 


1942 


120,983.22 


+ 16.9% 


106 


-16.5% 


1943 


115,031.99 


+ 10.6% 


130 


+23% 


1944 


122,061.66 


+173% 


116 


+8.6% 


1945 


120,536.62 


+ 15.8% 


104 


-18.1% 


1946 


122,983.94 


+18.2% 


114 


-10.27o 



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



[16] 

DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DFC. 31 DEC. 31 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 DEd31 DEC.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 - 

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

1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 

Division of Business Operatioas, 

Executive Staff — — — — 7 5 

Business Office — — — — — — 

Auditor's Department 5 5 5 5 5 — 

Auditing Department ^ — — — — — 5 

Accounting Department — — — — — — 

Ordering Department 13 16 16 16 — — 

Book Purchasing Department — — — — 15 17 

Book Preparation Department — — — — — — 

Stock Purchasing Department — — — — 2 2 

Shipping Department — — — — 3 3 

Bindery Department 31 37 34 36 36 — 

Binding Department — — — — — 35 

Printing Department 6 6 6 6 5 6 

Engineers Department 41 43 43 42 — — 

Buildings Department — — — — 45 45 

Cleaners 23 26 24 24 18 20 

Total 119 133 128 129 136 138 



[17] 

BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS, 1929 - 1946 

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



1935 


1936 


1937 


1938 


1939 


1910 


1941 


1942 


1943 


1944 


1945 


1946 


11 


10 


12 


11 


13 


13 


11 


18 


23 


22 


22 


22 


134 


135 


135 


134 


127 


121 


117 


112 


113 


112 


112 


122 


259 


258 


259 


258 


257 


254 


245 


234 


233 


237 


233 


225 


167 


175 


186 


187 


183 


155 


138 


137 


142 


143 


149 


141 


571 


578 


592 


590 


580 


543 


511 


501 


511 


514 


516 


510 



1946 — GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

OLC. 3 1 DEC. 3 1 DLC. 3 1 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 i DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 I 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 



— — — — — • 2 2 2 2 2 2 — 
11 10 12 11 13 7 6 9 10 6 8 7 

— — — — — 1 1 2 6 6 4 6 

— — — — — 3 2 5 5 5 5 6 

— . — — — — — — — — 3 3 3 

II 10 12 11 13 13 11 18 23 22 22 22 

1946 — DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

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

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 



















4 


3 


4 


3 


5 


5 


5 


5 


5 


5 


6 


5 


7 


7 


7 


6 


17 


17 


17 


19 


17 


16 


16 


14 


16 


15 


18 


18 
7 



2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


2 


3 


2 


2 


2 


3 


34 


34 


34 


33 


34 


32 


30 


30 


31 


26 


27 


26 


6 


6 


5 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


5 


6 



44 


46 


48 


45 


39 


36 


36 


33 


• 33 


38 


37 


34 


18 


17 


16 


16 


16 


17 


15 


14 


12 


13 


10 


17 



[18] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 - 



DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1930 



DEC. 3! 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 Issue Department — — — — — — 

Allston 

Andrew Square 

Boylston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Kirstein 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

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 



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 


It 


10 


10 


11 


11 


3 


3 


4 


4 


6 


/ 


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 



Total 



210 



234 249 250 249 254 



[19J 

1946 — CIRCULATION DIVISION 

DEC. 3 ! DEC. 31 DEC. 3 I DEC. 31 DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 I DEC 3 i DEC. 3 1 DtX. 3 I DEC. 3 I 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 














6 


5 


5 


5 


5 


3 


* 













4 


4 


4 


4 


6 


7 


6 













10 


10 


10 


10 


10 


10 


10 


— 




1 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 












10 


8 


7 


8 


8 


7 


8 









— 




7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


5 


5 


5 


3 


• 




— . 






— — 











— 




5 


5 


5 


5 


5 


4 


4 


4 




— 




7 


8 


7 


6 


6 


7 


5 


5 


5 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


7 


8 


7 


7 


7 


6 


5 


5 


5 


5 


5 


5 


5 












6 


6 


7 


7 


7 




— 












7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


7 


7 


7 


9 


9 


9 


9 


9 


9 


9 


7 


9 


6 


7 


8 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


6 


7 


7 


6 


7 


7 


6 


. 




— 





— - 


7 


7 


6 


6 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


8 


7 


7 


7 


5 


5 


6 


6 


5 


6 


II 


11 


II 


II 


10 


9 


9 


9 


8 


8 


9 


8 


7 


7 


7 


6 


7 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


7 


7 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


5 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


5 


6 


6 


5 


6 


6 


5 


5 


5 


5 


3 


6 


5 


5 


5 


5 


5 


6 


5 


5 


5 


5 


6 


4 


4 


4 


3 


4 


4 


4 


Closed July 


1, 1940 










4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


9 


9 


il 


10 


10 


9 


9 


8 


7 


9 


8 


9 


12 


11 


12 


12 


II 


10 


9 


9 


8 


8 


7 


8 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


4 


5 


6 


6 


5 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


4 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


10 


10 


iO 


10 


in 


9 


8 


8 


7 


8 


8 


8 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


5 


3 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


7 


8 


7 


7 


7 


3 


3 


2 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


2 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


6 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


4 


4 


4 


Closed July 


1. 1938 














8 


8 


7 


7 


7 


7 


6 


4 


5 


4 


5 


5 


7 


7 


6 


7 


6 


5 


5 


6 


6 


5 


5 


5 


4 


4 


4 


Closed July 


1. 1938 










I 




9 


iO 


10 


10 


10 


9 


9 


8 
6 


8 
6 


8 
6 


7 
6 


7 
5 


10 


10 


9 


10 


9 


9 


9 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


7 


7 


6 


6 


7 


7 


7 


259 


258 


259 


256 


257 


254 : 


>45 


234 


233 


237 


233 


225 



* Transferred to Division of Business Operations February 13, 1946 



[20] 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 



Reference Division, Executive Staff 

Book Selection Department 
Book Selection Department, 
Reference Division 

Catalog Department 

Shelf Department 

Cataloging & Classification Dept. 

Registration Department 

Issue Department -^ 

Book Stack Service 

Information Department 
Open Shelf Department 

Bales Hall Reference, Periodicals 
Genealogical Department 
Bates Hall Reference Desk 
Bates Hall Centre Desk 
Main Reading Room 
General Reference Department 

Newspaper Department 
Periodical Department 
Periodical and Newspaper Dept. 

Special Libraries Department 
Fine Arts, Rare Book, and 

Technology Departments 
Technology, Fine Arts, and 

Music Departments 
Fine Arts Department 
Music Department 

Science and Technology Department 
Patent Department 
Rare Book Department 

Print Department 

Teachers Department 

Statistical Department 

History Department 



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

1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 
— — — 2 6 



19 16 18 18 — — 

15 17 17 16 — — 

— — — — 33 33 

8 8 9 9 10 9 

36 30 35 35 38 40 

5 5 6 6 6 6 

25 24 25 25 20 — 

_______ 5 

______ 7 

_ _ _ _ _ 2 

_ _ _ _ _ 5 



19 



B^ 



Br 



19 



20 



20 — 
— 21 



Total 









— 





— 


16 


81 


8] 


[8] 


81 


8 


[91 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


131 


4] 


14J 


4J 


14J 


3^ 


14J 
3 
8 


[3] 


13] 


[4] 


[4] 


[6] 


5 


5 


5 


5 


I 
5 


1 

5 


— 


8 


10 


9 


10 


II 


132 


132 


145 


143 


152 


160 



[21] 

1946 — REFERENCE DIVISION 

DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 1, DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 1 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 

8 10 11 11 II 7 4 4 3 3 3 5 

8 2 — — — — — — — — 

— — 2222222222 

33 34 32 32 31 31 25 25 26 27 30 28 

9 9 10 10 10 Transferred to Circulation Division 

41 42 46 46 46 42 37 35 38 — — — 

— __ — — — __ — — — 38 39 34 

9 9 9 9 9 Transferred to General Administrative Offices 

Transferred to Circulation Division 

1 

5 6 7 9 8 — — — — — — — 

7 6 7 4 4 — — — — — — — 

— — — — — iO n II 10 — — — 

— — — — — — — — 10 II 10 

2 2 4 — — — — — — — . — 

5 5 6 

— — — 10 10 8 7 88 8 8 8 



17 — 

liO] 10 iO 10 10 10 9 7 9 9 9 8 

[4] 45555554433 

[3] 9 9 10 10 7 7 8 7 8 8 8 

3 — - — — — — . — — — 

8 87889788886 

— I 2 3 3 5 4 

2 33333333333 

5 55544 43 4444 

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

167 175 186 187 183 155 138 137 142 143 149 141 



[22] 

Distribution or Full-Time Pfrsonnel by Categories, December 31, 1946 



LIBRARY workers 



General Officers 
Chiefs of. Departments 
Asfitanta to the Director 
Branch Librarians 
Curators 

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

Reference Assistant . 
Assistants, 4th Step . 
Assistants 

Assistants (Ungraded Serv 
Probationary Assistants 
Unclassified Assistants 
Military Substitutes . 



12 

19 
4 

28 
2 
4 

31 
2 

20 
1 
5 

23 
5 
4 
1 

4 
122 

28 

2! 

53 
7 



Total 



396* 



Clerical and Mechanical Workers 



Auditor 
Bookkeeper 
Clerk . 
Clerk -Typists 

Shipper 

Shipper's Assistants 

Clerk-Typist 
Clerk- Messenger 



Chief of Binding Department 

Finishers 

Forwarders 

Working Forewoman of Sewers 

Sewers 

Chief of Printing Department 
Linotpye Operators . 
Pressman, Cylinder . 
Pressman, Job . 



I 

4 

10 

1 

9 

I 

3 
1 
I 



6 
3 
2 

25 



* This figure does not include those members of the staff w'tio were absent 
on military leave on December 31, 1946 and for whom there were no 
Military Substitutes. 



123] 



Superintendent of Buildings . 

Engineer 

Steamfitter 

Working Foreman of Carpenters 

Carpenters 

Working Foreman of Painters 

Painter 

Head Electrician 

Electricians 

Electrician's Helper . 

Mason 

Janitors 

Janitor-Laborers 

Jobber 

Junior Building Custodians . 

Machinist's Helper . 

Bookcleaner and Laborer 

Watchmen 

Elevator Attendants . 

Housekeeper 

Cleaners 

Stenographer 

Total 

Temporary Sewer 



1 
I 

2 
1 
1 
I 

2 
1 
1 

8 
5 
1 

11 
1 
1 

2 
2 
1 

25 
I 



71 



114* 



Recapitulation of Full-Time Personnel, December 31, 1946 



Library Workers 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 



3% 
114 



Total 



510* 



* This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent 
on military leave on December 31, 1946 and for whom there were no 
Military Substitutes. 



[24] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 

as of December 31, 1946 

Classification of Personnel 

the ungraded service 

The Non-Technical Library Service 

Extra Assistant 
Unclassified Assistant 
Assistant 

THE GRADED SERVICE 

The Technical Library Service (Grades B and C\ 
Probationary Assistant 
Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Children's Assistant 
Executive Assistant 
Reference Assistant 
School Assistant 
Cataloger 
Classifier 
First Assistant 

Administrative Assistant ' 

Children's Librarian 
Reference Librarian 
School Librarian 
Cataloger and Classifier 

The Professional Library Service (Grade A) 

Chief of Department 
Branch Librarian 
Other Officers 

SALARY SCHEDULES 
The Ungraded Service 

the non-technical ubrary service 
Part-Time 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 rales dependent upon the qualifications of ihe individual, 
and based on the weekly rates paid to Unclassified Assistants and As- 
sistants employed by the week in the Ungraded Service or to Probationary 
Assistants and Assistants in the Graded Service. 



[251 



% Full-Time Service 

Term Employment 



Unclassified Assistants 



I-*ermanenl Service 
Assistants 



$2O.0O-$30.00 



$23.0a-$30.00 



The Graded Service 



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

THE TECHNICAL LIBRARY SERVICE (CRADES B AND c) 



Probationary Service (Grade C) 



Probationary Assistant, Beginning 
Probationary Assistant, 1st 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 


Executive Assistant . 










41.00 


Reference Assistant 










41.00 


School Assistant 










41.00 


Cataloger 










41.00 


Classifier 










41.00 


Assistant, 4th Step 










41.00 


First Assistant 










45.00 


Administrative Assistant 










45.00 


Children's Librarian 










45.00 


Reference Librarian 










45.00 


School Librarian 










45.00 


Cataloger and Classifier 








45.00 


Assistant, 5th Step 










45.00 



THE PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE (gRADE 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. 



[26] 



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COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930 - 1946 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 



$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 
54,943.11 
30,595.85 
10.632.70 
39,028.57 
30,861 .40 
29,401.47 



DISTRIBTION OF COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930 -1946 



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 ....... 



Total 



1933 

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



$12,269.86 



$ 8.713.34 
5,381.00 



Total $14,094.34 



$ 5,626.78 
None 

$ 5.626.78 



None 

$ 309.84 



Total 



$ 309.84 



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1934 



Overlay from increases effective in 1933 .....$ 501.79 
Increases for 1934 effective at various dates .... 29,378.22 



1935 



1937 



1938 



1939 



1940 



1941 



Total $29,880.01 



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 $ 1,583.02 

Increases for 1935 effective at various dates .... 14,308.27 



Total $15,891.29 

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 $ 9.554.17 

Increases in 1936 effective October 30-December 31, 1936 . . 2,364.72 



Total $11,918.89 



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 . . . $10,181.08 

Increases in 1937 effective June 4, 1937-December 31, 1937 . . 36,956.44 



Total $47,137.52 



Overlay from mcreases effective in 1937 only for June 4— 

December 31, 1937 but for which provision had to be made 

in 1938 for payment over a full 12 months period . . . $26,948.68 

Increases in 1938 effective from June 3-December 31, 1938 . 24,118.76 



Total $51,067.44 



Overlay from increases effective in 1938 only from June 3— 

December 31, 1938 but for which provision had to be made ^ 

in 1939 for payment over a full 12 rronths period . . $17,171.48 

Increases in 1939 effective September 27-December 31, 1939 . . 13.956.43 



Total $31,127.91 



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 $44,793.41 

Increases in 1940 ........ None 



Total $44,793.41 



Overlay from increases effective in 1940 for which provision 
had to be made in 1941 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ......... None 

Increases in 1941 effective January 1, 1941 . . . . $54,943.1 



Total $54,943.1 1 



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1942 

Overlay from increases effective in 1 941 for which provision 
had lo be made in 1942 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1942 effective January 1, 1942 on a pro rata 
basis (75%) 



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. . 



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 



1945 

Overlay from increases effective in 1944 for which provision 
had to be made in 1945 for payment over a full 12 months 
period . . . . . . . . 

Increases in 1945 effective January 1, 1945, etc. . 



Total 



1946 

Overlay from increases effective in 1945 for which provision 
had to be made in 1946 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1946 effective January I, 1946, etc. . 



None 
$30,595.85 



Total $30,595.85 



None 
$10,632.70 

$10,632.70 



None 
$39,028.57 

$39,028.57 



None 
$30,861 .40 



Total $30,861.40 



None 
$29,401 .47 



Total 



$29,401.47 



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ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1946 





individuals 


individuals 




EXAMINATION 


WHO passed 


WHO failed 


TOTAL 


Ungraded Service 








General paper 


214 ( 597o) 


149 (41%) 


363 (1007o) 


Graded Service 








General paper 


32 ( 73 7o) 


12 (27%) 


44 (1007o) 


French paper 
German paper 
Italian paper 
Spanish paper 


19 ( 6]%) 

4 (100%) 

1 (1007c) 

1 ( 33 7o) 


12 (397c) 
( 0%) 
( 0%) 
2 (67%) 


31 (1007c) 
4 (1007c) 

1 (1007c) 

3 (100%) 



QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS. 1946 
The Graded Service 



EXAMINATION 

General Book Selection (Q) 
Cataloging and Classification (Q) 
General Reference W''ork (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Central Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Branch Libraries (Q) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 

6 ( 60%) 

6 (100%) 

7 ( 70%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

4 ( 40%.) 

( 0%) 
3 ( 30%) 



8 ( 627c) 5 ( 38';, ) 

7 (1007c) ( OVc) 



10 (1007c) 

6 (1007c) 
10 (100%) 

13 (1007c) 

7 (1007o) 



The Ungraded Service 





INDIVIDUALS 


INDIVIDUALS 




EXAMINATION 


WHO PASSED 


WHO FAILED 


TOTAL 


Book Ordering (Q) 


12 ( 757c) 


4 ( 25%) 


16 (1007c) 


Book Preparation (Q) 


18 ( 78%) 


5 ( 227c) 


23 (1007c) 


Book Shelving (Q) 


12 ( 677c) 


6 ( 33%) 


18 (1007c) 


Elementary Cataloging (Q) 


( 0%) 


1 (1007c) 


1 (I007o) 


Elementary Classification (Q) 


8 (1007c) 


( 0%) 


8 (1007c) 


Filing (Q) 


10 ( 63%) 


6 ( 37%) 


16 (1007c) 


Registration Procedure (Q) 


18 ( 757c). 


6 ( 25%) 


24 (1007c) 


Reports and Statistics (Q) 


9 ( 90%) 


I ( 10%) 


10 (1007c) 


Boston Public Library — 








Central Library (Q) 


1 1 ( 77%) 


4 ( 23%) 


15 (1007c) 


Boston Public Library ■ — 








Branch Libraries (Q) 


5 ( 71%) 


2 ( 297c) 


7 (1007c) 



[35] 



PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1946 



EXAMINATION 

Advanced Languages — French (II) 

Advanced Languages — German (II) 

Boston as a Community (IV) 

Boston Public Library — History (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 (III) 

Library Administration (V) 

Library Records (IV) 

Literature — General Field (III) 

Music — General Field (III) 

National and Trade Bibliography (III) 

Newspapers — Special Field (IV) 

Periodicals — Special Field (V) 

Periodicals and Newspapers — 

General Field (III) 
Philosophy, Psychology, Religion — 

General Field (III) 
Public Library as an Institution (I) 
Science and Technology — General Field (III) 
Social Sciences and History — 

General Field (II) 
Social Sciences — General Field (III) 
United States Government Documents (IV) 
Work with Schools (V) 

Special Fields — Subject Knowledge (IV) 
Special Fields — Bibliographical 

Knowledge (V) 



INDIVIDUALS INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED WHO FAILED 



(100%) 
(1007o) 

(I007o) 

(100%) 
(100%) 
(100%) 
( 50%) 
( 50%) 
( 75%) 



( 0%) 

( 0%) 

1 (1007c) 



(100%) 
(100%) 
(100%) 
(100%) 
( 50%) 



3 (100%) 
! (100%) 
1 (100%) 






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( 0%) 





( 0%) 


1 


{ 50%) 


1 


( 50%) 


I 


( 25%) 


I 


(1007c) 


1 


(100%) 





( 0%) 





( 0%) 





( 0%) 





( 0%) 





( 0%) 


7 


( 50%) 





( 0%) 





( 0%) 





( 0%) 



7 ( 78%) 2 ( 12%) 

1 (!007o) ( 0%) 

5 ( 567c) 4 ( 44%) 

1 (1007c) ( 07c) 

( 07c) I (1007c) 



8 ( 80SO 2 ( 207) 
8 ( 73%) 3 ( 277c) 



(lOOVr) 

(100%) 
(100%) 
(1007) 
(looser) 
(1007) 
(100%) 

(1007) 
(1007c) 
(1007c) 

(100%) 

(1007c) 

(100%) 
(1007) 
(1007) 

(100%) 
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3 (100%) 
I (100%) 
1 (100%) 



9 (lOOSf) 
1 (100%) 

9 (100%) 
I (100%) 

1 (1007c) 

10 (100%) 

11 (1007) 



36] 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1946 



John M. Carroll Chief of General Reference Department and 

Deputy Supervisor in the Reference Division 

Bradford M. Hill Chief of Periodical and Newspaper Department and 

Deputy Supervisor in the Reference Division 

Muriel C. Javelin Chief of Open Shelf Department and 

Deputy Supervisor in the Circulation Division 

Mary M. McDonough Chief of Book Preparation Department 

Ellen C. Peterson Branch Librarian, Neponset Branch Library 

Marjorie G. Bouquet Assistant to the Chief Librarian of the Reference Division 



Gerald L. Ball 
Leonard S. Burkat 
G. Florence Connolly 
Mary F. Daly 
Muriel C. Figenbaum 
B. Joseph O'Neil 
Dorothy K. Becker 
Hazel R. Johnston 
Alice E. Hackett 
Samuel Green 
Mary C. Robbins 

Geraldine T. Beck 
Helen A. Brennan 
Dorothy J. Flood 
Abraham H. Kalish 
Kathleen M. Woodworth 
Marjorie M. Gibbons 
Marcella G. McConville 
Mary D. Farrell 

Bertha V. Hartzell 
Laura R. Gibbs 
Mary E. Ames 
Geneva Watson 



First Assistant 
First Assistant 
First Assistant 
First Assistant 
First Assistant 
First Assistant 
Children's Librarian 
Children's Librarian 
Cataloger and Classifier 
Administrative Assistant 
Administrative Assistant 

Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Children's Assistant 
Reference Assistant 
Cataloger 

Supervisor of Training, Emeritus 
Chief of History Department, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1946 



Mary E. Riley, Assistant After 55 years of service 

John H. Watson, Forwarder After 44 years of service 

Geneva Watson, Branch Librarian After 42 years of service 

Gertrude A. Day, Unclassified Assistant After 28 years of service 

Catherine P. Loughman, Branch Librarian After 27 years of service 

Minerva L. Elliott, Assistant After 21 years of service 

Laura R. Gibbs, Chief of the Liistory Department After 21 years of service 

Everett B. Tewksbury, Cataloger After 21 years of service 

Bertha V. Hartzell, Supervisor of Training After 19 years of service 

Alice K. Campbell, Assistant After 17 years of service 

Edward J. Moore, Engineer After 16 years of service 



[37] 

V 

BOOK STOCK 



Total Number of Volumes in the Library as oi December 31, 1946 



Reference Division 

Central Library . 
Business Branch 

Total for Reference Division 

Circulation Division 



1,193,225 
36.326 

1,229,551 1,229,551 



Open Shelf Department 




14,309 


Young Peoples Room . 




11,751 


School Issue Department 




34,765 


Branch Issue Department 




41,139 


Branch Libraries 






Allston 


17.110 




Brighton 


19,672 




Charleslown . 


13,747 




City Point . 


11,679 




Codman Square 


16,228 




Connolly 


15,245 




Dorchester 


15.421 




East Boston . 


14,625 




Faneuil 


1 5,429 




*Fellowes Athenaeum 


15,403 




Hyde Park . 


20.911 




Jamaica Plain 


15,524 




Jeffries Point 


7,840 




Lower Mills . 


9,582 




Mattapan 


18,456 




Memorial 


14,482 




Mt. Bowdoin 


12,316 




Mt. Pleasant 


9,313 




Neponset 


7,256 




North End . 


11,794 




Orient Heights 


9,601 




Parker Hill . 


12,112 




Phillips Brooks 


6,495 




Roslindale 


15,514 




South Boston 


13.126 




South End . 


1 5,244 




Uphams Corner 


18,360 




Washington Village 


13,277 




West End . 


20,226 




West Roxbury 


19,592 




Total for Branch Librarii 


:s 425,580 

n . . . . 


425,580 


Total for Circulation Divisio 


527,544 


al for Entire Library System 







527.544 



1.757.095 



In addition 24,860 volumes belonging to Fellowes Athenaeum Trustees, 
and located in the Fellowes Athenaeum Branch Library, are available 
to the public under the same rules governing books owned by the Boston 
Public Library. 



[38] 
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 

1864^5 

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 

1899-1900 



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 
152.796 
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 
746.383 



1900-01 

1901-02 

1902-03 

1903-04 

1904-05 

1905-06 

1906-07 

1907-08 

1908-09 

1909-10 

1910-11 

1911-12 

1912-13 

1913-14 

1914-15 

1915-16 

1916-17 

1917-18 

1918-19 

1919-20 

1920-21 

1921-22 

1922-23 

1923-24 

1924-25 

1925 

1926 

1927 

1928 

1929 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

1936 

1937 

1938 

1939 

1940 

1941 

1942 

1943 

1944 ' 

1945 

1946 



781.377 

812,264 

835.904 

848.884 

871.050 

878.933 

903,349 

922348 

941 ,024 

961,522 

987,268 

1,006,717 

1,049,011 

1.067.103 

1.098,702 

1.121.747 

1.139.682 

1.157326 

1.173,695 

1.197,498 

1,224.510 

1.258.211 

1.284,094 

1308,041 

1333,264 

1.363.515 

1 388,439 

1.418.489 

1 .442,802 

1,475,743 

1.526.951 

1.572.802 

1,631.422 

1,654,017 

1,673,609 

1,682.848 

1,693335 

1.700,681 

1,693,688 

1.704.729 

1.714.923 

1,720.605 

1,734,516 

1 ,732395 

* 1,7 19,983 

1 ,733,000 

1,757,095 



* In 1944 the number of volumes belonging to Fellowes Athenaeum Trustees was 
removed from the book stock count. These books (approximately 25,000) are 
available to the public under the same rules governing books belonging to the 
Boston Public Library. 



[39] 
ACCESSIONS, 1946 



The following statistics include materials received in 1946; 
they do not include materials received in earlier years, but pro- 
cessed only in 1946. 



Classification of Accessions, 1946 







NO. OF 


SOURCE 




VOLUMES 


By purchase 




59,784 


By gift 




3,862 


By exchange 






By binding of 


newspapers . 


95 


By binding of 


serials . 


3,852 



67,593 



Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books 
AND Other Library Materials, 1946 

Reference Division 

From City Appropriation $5,753.16 

From Trust Funds Income 41,889.71 $47,642.87 



Circulation Division 

From City Appropriation $85,146.82 

From Trust Funds Income 1,250.41 86,397.23 



$134,040.10 

Distribution of Books Acquired by Purchase 
Reference Division 

From City Appropriation 392 

From Trust Funds Income 6,583 6,975 



Circulation Division 

From City Appropriation 52,074 

From Trust Funds Income 735 52,809 

59,784 



[40] 



YEAR 
1941 

1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 



NUMBER OF NUMBER OF 

VOLUMES DISCARDED VOLUMES ADDED 



58.650 

58.112 

65,632 

71.222* 

45.058 

45,659 



52.506 
62.610 
51.718 
48.509 
51,222 
69,754 



Circulation Dr 


VISION, 1941 - 1946 


NET increase 


TOTAL NUMBER OF 


OR decrease in 


VOLUMES CIRCU- 


NO. OF VOLUMES 


LATION DIVISION 


-6.144 


536,788 


+4.498 


541,286 


-13.914 


527,372 


-22.713* 


504,659 


+6.164 


510,823 


+24,095 


527,544 



* 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. 



[41] 

NOTABLE PURCHASES. 1946 

Print Department 

Bone, Muirhead 

Eleven artist's proof dry points and 1 pencil drawing. 
Cameron, David Y. 

Five hand-engraved artist's proof etchings and 4 drav^ings. 

Rare Book Department 
Books 

Ribeiro, Aquilino 

O Malhadinas. Lisbon 1946. 
Avellaneda, Alonso Ferandezda 

Nieuwe avantuuren van Don Quichot. Utrecht 1 706. 
Broadside proclamation on the Service Book. Edinburgh I 638. 
Courthion, Pierre 

Notre ami le vin. Fribourg 1 943. 
C, R. 

Salutem in Christo. London 1571. 
Godwin, William 

St. Leon. London 1 799 
Great Britain. Act for preventing frauds in the plantation trade. Lon- 
don 1696. 
Great Britain. Act to incourajre the trade to Newfoundland. London 

1699. 
Gunther, R. T. 

Astrolabes of the world. Oxford 1932. 
Gunther, R. 1 . 

Early English botanists. Oxford 1922. 
Heywood, Thomas 

Merlin's prophecies. London 1 65 1 . 
Hobbes, Edmund 

Vita. London 1681. » 

Keene, Thomas 

Sermon. London 1757. 
Missale ad usum ecclesie Sarisburiensis. London 1555. 
Mohawk Prayer Book. New York 1 769. 
Pitt, Moses ' 

The English atlas. Oxford 1 680-83. 
Polemon, John 

The second part of the booke of battailes. London I 587. 
Trinidad papers. London 1804—05. 

Manuscripts 

Biblia sacra Latina. 4 vol. France, 1 3th cenutry. 
St. Bonaventura. 

Legenda maior. Italy, 1 4th century. 



[42] 

A SELFXTION OF INTERESTING GIFTS OF BOOKS, 
PRINTS. AND OTHER MATERIAL IN 1946 

Academia de la Historia de Cuba 

A collection of i 3 pamphlets and volumes by Cuban authors, relating 

to the history of Cuba and issued by the Academia de la Historia de 

Cuba. 
Anonymous 

A collection of 24 volumes published in Guatemala by Guatemalan 

authors, 1935-1944. 
Anonymous 

A collection of 394 volumes for the Circulation Division — books 

designed to promote understanding and good will toward minority 

groups. 
Ball, Mrs. Willietta G. 

1 he art reference collection of pictures and clippings assembled by 

Mrs. Willietta G. Ball, and contained in 36 large cabinets. 
Edwards Brothers, Inc. 

Deutsche Nationalbibliographie, Reihe A, 1944. (2 volumes). 

Halbjahrsverzeichnis der Neuerscheinungen des deutschen Buchhandels. 

1941, 1942, 1943. Text und Registr. (In 2 volums each). 
French Embassy 

A collection of 31 recent French books and periodicals concerning 

the arts. 
Historisches Museum Schloss Thun 

Ten volumes and pamphlets by Gustav Keller and Hans Gustav Keller. 
Lebowich, L. A. 

A collection of 1 32 volumes of miscellaneous works, including several 

volumes of Harper's Weekly. 
Lewis, Estate of Leo R. 

A collection of music from the library of the late Leo R. Lewis and 

4 large steel filing cases containing a thematic index to his music col- 
lection. 
Owen, Mrs. George 

A collection of 23 volumes of miscellaneous works, many of which 

were for Hyde Park Branch Library. 
Pearse, Alice W. 

A collection of 31 volumes of children's books, printed mainly between 

1840 and 1855, and 21 volumes of miscellaneous works. 
Rhodes, Eleanor A. 

A collection of approximately 200 volumes of music from the library 

of Frederick Leland Rhodes. 
Slonimsky, Nicolas 

A collection of 43 works of, or relating to, music. 
U. S. Alien Property Custodian 

The Boston office of the Alien Property Custodian deposited in the 

Boston Public Library on June 26, 1946, 322 patent volumes; 1 set 

of Mechanical Electrical abstracts (5 volumes) ; Chemical abstracts 

(5 volumes) ; 1 manual of classification of patents; 1 numerical index; 

miscellaneous material — indexes, order blanks, gadget list I and II, 

chemical lists, index to lists, repair material, extra binders for patent 

volumes, post, labels, etc. 



[43] 

Venezuela. Biblioteca National 

A collection of volumes relating to Venezuela. 
Vetlesen, Mrs. Georg 

Chinese jade carvings of the XVIth to the XlXth century in the col- 
lection of Mrs. Georg Vetlesen: an illustrated descriptive record com- 
piled by Stanley Charles Nott. In 3 volumes. Bound in gold-tooled 
green leather, with green silk lining. 
Wiggin, Albert H. 
Works of: 

Austin, Robert 

1 hree line engravings. 
Bone, Muirhead 

Twenty-three dry points and 2 drawings. 
Brockhurst, Gerald 

One etching. 
Cameron, David Y. 

Forty etchings. 
Cassatt, Mary 

Three prints and 1 pastel drawing. 
Copley, John 

A collection of lithographs consisting of 300 prints, including 
trial proofs and states. 
English engravers 

Twenty-live eighteenth-century English engravings. 
Forain, Jean-Louis 
Three drawings. 
Griggs, Frederick L. 

Two etchings and 1 drawing. 
Legros, Alphonse 

One drawing and 1 etching. 
Lepere, Auguste 
One wood cut. 
Meryon, Charles 

One print. 
McBey, James 

The remaining portion of the collection represented by the work 
of James McBey not already given. 
Wales, George 

One hundred and twenty-one etchings, 20 lithographs, and 20 
drawings. 
Books : 

All books remaining in the Albert H. Wiggin Collection of prints, 
drawings, and books which he made available to the Boston Public 
Library as a loan in April 1 94 1 . 



[441 

VI 

USE OF BOOKS 



Refe 



COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1942 - 1946 

1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 



D^ 



Central Library 
Business Branch 



134315 
11,174 



19,321 
8.466 



116,380 
8.068 



109,325 

8.843 



130310 
12,545 



Total for Reference Division 145.489 127,787 124,448 118,168 142.855 
Circulation Division 



Open Shelf Department 


185,960 


161,908 


151,662 


140,894 


148.720 


Young Peoples Room 


44.185 


37.983 


37.719 


37,126 


37,826 


School Issue Department 


30,825 


28.728 


25,527 


19.508 


18.661 


Branch Issue Department 


45,445 


42.523 


47,773 


49,216 


60.6% 


Staff Library 


685 


725 


871 


988 


1,524 


Deposit Circulation 












(estimated) 


281,639 


252.766 


223,888 


219.203 


233.558 


1 
Branch Libraries 












Allston 


115.700 


101.832 


95,622 


88,086 


85.555 


Brighton 


77^06 


63.271 


64.767 


59,725 


59,261 


Charlestown 


86.596 


74.241 


72,769 


74.795 


80,932 


City Point 


80.833 


67.844 


61.871 


55,165 


60,175 


Codman Square 


128,331 


115310 


112.100 


114,519 


116,619 


Connolly 


106,172 


94,429 


92,487 


92.020 


%325 


Dorchester 


74,848 


68,404 


65.101 


68.818 


80.496 


East Boston 


92^28 


79.190 


80,872 


82.291 


78.523 


Faneuii 


80.282 


55.766 


52.267 


46,429 


49.561 


Feilowes Athenaeum 


54,243 


44.303 


44,717 


38,023 


38.492 


Hyde Park 


78.745 


70,198 


68,781 


68,301 


69,204 


Jamaica Plain 


81,653 


73,073 


73,050 


71,999 


78,868 


Jeffries Point 


41375 


33,179 


30,425 


30.158 


23,606 


Lower Mills 


52,452 


45,233 


45,851 


43.300 


46.380 


Mattapan 


132,244 


107,047 


105,119 


101.014 


104,135 


Memorial 


128.206 


105.276 


96,980 


87.927 


85.385 


Mt. Bowdoin 


90325 


83,399 


74,943 


73.697 


72,571 


Mt. Pleasant 


59,438 


54324 


53.142 


45.493 


50.476 


Neponset 


41,641 


39.303 


41,%2 


40,351 


42,096 


North End 


63.418 


60.197 


62,675 


58,249 


54.752 


Orient Heights 


39.465 


35,791 


36,943 


40,600 


40.771 


Parker Hill 


87.872 


71,038 


69,067 


69,73 1 


70.413 


Phillips Brooks 


28.192 


26,929 


31,017 


29.524 


27.890 


Roslindale 


114.057 


100,403 


102.053 


104,448 


112.789 


South Boston 


57.769 


54.534 


49,012 


48.572 


51.505 


South End 


91,765 


78,108 


75.227 


69,122 


65.670 


Uphams Corner 


1 1 5.492 


99297 


99,052 


89.680 


*7 1.207 


Washington Village 


102,517 


93,074 


87.708 


80.962 


87.398 


West End 


119,320 


117,008 


105.519 


102.091 


100.630 


West Roxbury 


115.006 


106.914 


102,268 


101,548 


104.564 


Total for Circulation 












Division 


3,126.130 


2,743.548 : 


2,640,807 ; 


2.543,573 : 


2.607.234 



Total for Entire Library 

System 3,271,619 2,871335 2,765.255 2,661,741 2.750,089 

* Building closed from December 3, 1945 to April 15, 1946 on account 
of fire damage. 



[45: 



Gains and Losses in CiRCULvnoN. 1937 - 1946 









PERCENTAGE OF 






NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 


INCREASE OR 


PERCENTAGE OF 




BOOKS LENT 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE 


YEAR 


TO EORROWERS 


PRECEDING YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1936 


1936 


4.806.737 













1937 


4,53 U78 


-275,359 


- 6%o 


- 6% 


1938 


4354.044 


-177.334 


-4% 


-5% 


1939 


4.198.975 


-155,069 


-4% 


-13% 


1940 


4.056,963 


-142,012 


-3% 


-16% 


1941 


3,635.933 


-421.030 


-10% 


-24% 


I<M2 


3,271,619 


-364.314 


-10% 


-32% 


1943 


2,871,335 


-400.284 


-12% 


-40% 


1944 


2,765.255 


-106.080 


-4% 


-^2%- 


1945 


2.661.741 


-103,514 


- 4% 


-45% 


1946 


2,750.089 


+88,347 


+3% 


-43% 



Distribution of Total Circulation in 1946 



HOME USE 



FROM DEPOSITS IN 

SCHOOLS, institutions, 

AND FIRE HOUSES* TOTALS 



Refe 



Di> 



Central Library 
Direct lending to borrowers 
Central Library volumes circulated 
through Branch Issue Department 

Business Branch 

Total for Reference Division 
Circulation Division 



116,025 

14,285 
12.545 

142.855 



116.025 

14 2S5 
12.545 

142.855 



Open Shelf Department 


148,720 




148,720 


Young Peoples Room 


37.826 




37,826 


School Issue Department 


18,661 


21 5,928 


234,589 


Branch Issue Department 


60,696 


12.460 


73.156 


Staff Library 


1,524 




1,524 


Branch Libraries 








Allslon 


85,555 




85,555 


Brighton 


59,261 




59,261 


Charlestown 


80.932 




80,932 


City Point 


60.175 




60,175 


Codman Square 


116,619 




116,619 


Connolly 


%.325 




96325 


Dorchester 


80,4% 




80.496 


East Boston 


78,523 




78,523 


Faneuii 


49.561 




49.561 


Fellowes Athenaeum 


38.492 




38,492 


Hyde Park 


69,204 




69,204 


Jamaica Plain 


78.868 




78.868 


Jeffries Point 


23.606 




23,606 


Lower Mills 


46.380 




46.380 


Maftapan 


104.135 


61 


104,1% 


* Estimated 


1 







[46] 



Memorial 


85,385 




85,385 


Mf. Bowdoin 


72,571 




72,571 


Mt. Pleasant 


50,476 




50.476 


Neponset 


42,096 




42.096 


North End 


54,752 




54,752 


Orient Heights 


40.771 





40,771 


Parker Hill 


70,413 




70,413 


Phillips Brooks 


27,890 





27,890 


Roslindale 


112,789 




112,789 


South Boston 


51,505 




51.505 


South End 


65,670 




65.670 


**Uphams Corner 


71,207 


172 


71,379 


Washington Village 


87,398 




87,398 


West End 


100,630 


4,937 


105,567 


West Roxbury 


104,564 




104,564 



Total for Circulation Division 2,373,676 233,558 2,607,234 

Total for Entire Library 2,516,531 233,558 2,750,089 

** Building closed from December 3. 1945 to April 15, 1946 on account 
of fire damage. 



Summary of Circulation by Divisions in 1946 



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 1946 



130,310 




12,545 


142,855 


148,720 




37.826 




18,661 




60,696 




1.524 




. 2,106,249 


2,373,676 



2,516.531 



Books Lent for Home Use 

Reference Division 

Circulatio.n Divison 
Deposits of Books (estimated) 



142,855 

2.373,676 

233,558 



2,750,089 



[47] 

Classiiication of Home Use Circulation in Percentages, 1946 







CIRCULATION 


reference 






DIVISION 


DIVISION 


Fiction 


for adults 


42.1% 


5.8% 


Nonfiction for adults 


18.1% 


94.2% 


Juvenile 


fiction 


22.2% 




Juvenile 


nonfiction 


17.6% 





100.0% 100.0%, 



Inter-Library Loans, 1946 

Under the inter-library loan system with other libraries the 
following lending of books for the purpose of serious research 
IS shown: 

Volumes lent to other libraries in Massachusetts 1,475 

Volumes lent to libraries outside of Massachusetts 348 



1,823 



Registration 
(Two-year period) 

Number of registered borrov^'ers, December 31, 1946: 

Adult 94,669 

Juvenile 59,208 



153,877 

Number of borrowers registered or reregistered during 1946: 

Adult 53,284 

Juvenile 29,916 



83,200 
Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1942 - 1946 



year 

1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 





PERCENTAGE OF 


PERCENTAGE OF 


total 


DECREASE OVER 


DECREASE 


NUMBER 


PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1941 


4.977 






4,369 
3,616 
3,490 
3,334 
2,908 


-12% 
-17% 

-3% 
-4% 
-13% 


-12% 
-27% 
-30% 
-33% 
^2% 



[48] 

Books UNRF-covtRABtE from Borrowlrs from Br;\nch Libraries, 1937 - 1946 



YEAR 
1936 

1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 







PERCENTAGE 


NUMBER OF 


PERCENTAGE OF 


OF INCRF^SE 


VOLUMES 


INCREASE OR DECREASE 


OR DECREASE 


UNRECOVERABLE 


OVER PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1936 


953 




-- 


979 


4-1.770 


+ 1.7% 


742 


-247o 


-227o 


642 


-13% 


-33% 


645 


^-o.5% 


-327o 


577 


-]\% 


-39% 


713 


+247o 


-257o 


1.066 


+50% 


+12% 


797 


-25% 


-16% 


1,119 


+407o 


+17% 


954 


-15% 


+0.1%, 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1937 - 1946 









PERCENT OF 




total number 


total number 


volumes BORROWED 




OF volumes 


of volumes 


WHICH WERE 


YEAR 


unrecoverable 


BORROWED 


UNRECOVERABLE 


1937 


979 


3.659.056 


0.027% 


1938 


742 


3.470.958 


0.021 % 


1939 


642 


3,341.153 


0.019% 


1940 


645 


3.221,198 


0.020^0 


1941 


577 


2,843,210 


0.0207, 


1942 


713 


2,537.391 


0.0287^ 


1943 


1.066 


2,218.915 


0.0487o 


1944 


797 


2,153,367 


0.037% 


1945 


1,119 


2.076,638 


0.05470 


1946 


954 


2,106,249 


0.045% 



149] 

VII 
THE CATALOGS 



Reference Division 

Cataloged 

Central Library 
Business Branch 

Serials Added 

Central Library 



Circulation Division 
Cataloged 



8,615 
1,676 



2259 
12,550 



Of>en Shelf Department 
Young Peoples Room 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Deparment 
Branch Libraries 
Miscellaneous 


2,509 

1,048 

3,802 

3,028 

45.822 

17 


Card Work 

Reference Division 

Library of Congress cards typed, proofread, sorted, etc. 
Cards processed on duplicating machine 
Cards typed in full 


36226 

37.830 

67,712 

5380 


Circulation Division 

Cards processed on dupltcatmg machine 
Cards typed 


110.922 

149.939 
29.162 



179.101 

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

Reference Division 

Central Library (including continuations) 12233 

Business Branch 1,684 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years but now- 
found, etc. 1.176 15.093 



[50] 



Circulation Division 

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



56,988 



Books reported lost or missing in previous years but now 

found, etc. 446 57,434 



72,527 



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 4,770 

Business Branch 176 4,946 

Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department 

Young Peoples Room 

School Issue Department r 40,/ 1 3 

Branch Issue Department 

Branch Libraries 

45,659 

Vill 
PRINTING AND BINDING 

The Printing Department 

Requisitions received and filled 725 

Cards (indicator, time, guide, etc.) 22,370 

Wiggin Print Collection (catalog and exhibition cards) 17,443 

Signs, posters, etc. 730 

Forms (numbered series, including blank forms) 3,428,207 

Forms, circulars, and sundries (outside the numbered series) 62,370 

Library publications, including books lists, programs, etc. 228.210 

The Binding Department 

Number of volumes bound in various styles i 35,522 

Volumes repaired 619 

Volumes guarded 267 

Maps mounted 35 

Photographs and engravings mounted 1,513 

Library publications folded, stitched, and trimmed 133,009 

Portfolios, blocks, boxes, and desk pads made 3,328 

Covers made (miscellaneous types) 2,220 

Miscellaneous work done 294 



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IX 



LECTURES, CONCERTS. EXHIBITIONS 
IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 

LECTURES 
GENERAL LECTURE SERIES 



LECTURER 



Jan. 17 



Williamsburg, Virginia Today. Il- 
lustrated in color. 



Feb. 



Feb. 1 



The Old West Church: looking 
backward and forward. Illustrated. 



The Negro in the Pattern of World 
Affairs. (In cooperation with the 
Negro History Week Celebration 
Committee of Massachusetts, Anna 
Bobitt-Gardner, Channian.) 

Feb. 1 4 New Trends m Small House De- 
sign. Illustrated. 

Feb. 28 1 he Incomparable Canadian Rock- 
ies. Illustrated with kodachrome mo- 
tion pictures. 

Apr. 4 An Alaskan Adventure. Illustrated 
with kodachrome moving pictures 
and slides. 

Apr. 7 Stained Glass and Cathedrals. Illus- 
trated by colored slides and accom- 
panied by great music of the Church. 

Apr. 1 I Book Illustration, its techniques and 
problems. Illustrated with original 
examples. 

Oct. 2 The Story of Penicillin. Illustrated. 



Wm. G. Perry, A. I. A., 
Architect, member of the firm 
of Perry, Shaw & Flepburn. 
architects of the Restoration of 
Colonial City of Williamsburg, 
Va. 

Fanny Goldstein, Branch Li- 
brarian, West End Branch 
Library. 

Mrs. Paul Robeson, Anthro- 
pologist, Author. 



Walter F. Bogner, Architect, 
Associate Professor of Archi- 
tecture, Harvard University. 

Dr. Marinus James, Master- 
Mariner, Poet, Artist. 

Bradford Washburn, Direc- 
tor, N. E. Museum of Natural 
History. 

Joseph G. Reynolds, Jr., 
Master Craftsman and member 
of the firm of Reynolds, Fran- 
cis & Rohnstock. 

Lynd Ward, Artist and Illus- 
trator. 



Donald G. Anderson, M.D., 
Dean, Boston University 
School of Medicine. 



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DATE TITLK 

Oct. 24 Architecture of Mexico. Illustrated. 



Nov. 10 Children's Book Week Program: 
Books are Bridges. 



Nov. 1 4 Voyage to Scotland. Illustrated with 
kodachrome motion pictures and 
slides. 

Nov. 1 7 The Jew in Literature. In observance 
of Jewish Book Month. 



Nov. 1 8 Rapid Reading Techniques for Edu- 
cation and Recreation. 

Nov. 24 There will Always be Books. 

Nov. 25 The Sargent Decoration in the Bos- 
ton Public Library — A Disappear- 
ing Masterpiece and a Problem in 
Lighting. Illustrated. 

Dec. 9 Antiques. 



Dec. 22 Dickens' Christmas Carol. Illus- 
trated. 



LICTURIR 

John McAndrew, M. Arch.. 
Associate Professor of Art, 
Wellesley College. 

Elinore Blaisdell, illustrator of 
Children's Books; 
Edmund S. Morgan, Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Ameri- 
can History, Brown Univer- 
sity; 

Elizabeth M. Gordon, Deputy 
Supervisor in Charge of Work 
with Children, Boston Public 
Library. 

Harold Putnam, Editor, 
Veterans' Forum, Boston 
Globe. 

Lewis H. Weinstein, Chair- 
man; 

Irene Soble; 
Lawrence Kupferman ; 
Fanny Goldstein ; 
Rabbi Isaac Klein. 

Donald D. Durrell, D.Ed., 
Dean, Boston University 
School of Education. 

Frederic G. Melcher, Editor, 
Publishers' Weekly. 

R. H. Ives Gammell, Artist. 



Carl W. Drepperd, Author 
and Authority on Antique 
Buying, Selling and Collect- 
ing- 
Edward F. Payne, President 
of the Boston Branch of the 
Dickens' Fellowship. 



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SPECIAL SUBJECT SERIES 

ArPLiLD Science 
(in cooperation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 



Jan. 6 Colloids in our Daily Life: glimpses 
of the non-crystalline world. Illus- 
trated with motion pictures, slides 
and demonstration. 

Feb. 3 The Immediate Future of Family 
Housing: new types, materials and 
construction. Illustrated. 



A4ar. 17 Stereoscopy Today & Tomorrow: 
three-dimensional photography illus- 
trated by three-dimensional motion 
pictures. 

Dec. I Some Aspects of Atomic Energy. 



LECTURFR 

Ernest A. Hauser, Ph.D., 
As.sociate Professor of Chemi- 
cal Engmeering, M.I.T., 
Author. 

Burnham Kelly, M.C.P., 
Research Associate in Archi- 
tecture & Planning, M.I. T. ; 
Assistant Director of the Bemis 
Foundation. 

John T. Rule, S.B., Associate 
Professor of Drawing and De- 
scriptive Geometry, M.I.T. 

Bruno Rossi, Ph.D., Professor 
of Physics, M.I.T. 



Gallery Talks 

The lectures in this series were given by Arthur W. Heintzelman, N.A. 
Keeper of Prints, Boston Public Library 

Etchings and Lithographs by George C. Wales. 

Etchings and Dry Points by David Y . Cameron. 

Prints, drawings, and paintings by Jean-Louis Forain. 

English Stipple Engravings. 

Lithographs by John Copley. 

Recent Acquisitions — Prints and Drawings. 

Etchings and Dry Points by Muirhead Bone. 



January 

February 

March 

.\pril 

October 

November 

December 



■541 



The Graphic Arts 

The lectures in this series were given by Arthur W. Heintzelman, N.A. 
Keeper of Prints, Boston PubHc Library 

March 5 Etchings and Their Makers. Illustrated by film, "Etcher's 

Art", in which Frank W. Benson demonstrates the complete 
technique. 

March 12 Dry Points and Their Makers. Illustrated by film, "Dry 

Points — A Demonstration", by Frederick G. Hall. 

March 19 The Making of a Lithograph. Illustrated by slides and 

demonstration. 

March 26 Wood and Copper Plate Engraving. Illustrated by film, 

"Last of the Wood Engravers", a demonstration by Timothy 
Cole. 

April 2 Stipple Engraving 

demonstration. 



Aquatint. Illustrated by slides and 



Land development 

Oct. 1 7 The Individual Problem of Land George Graves, Massachusetts 
Development. Horticultural Society. 

Oct. 31 The Community Problem of Land Draveaux Bender, M. C. P., 
Development. Illustrated. Assistant Professor of City 

Planning, Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology. 



L^TiN America 



Jan. 3 South America Uncensored. 
t rated. 



IIU 



Jan.. 20 Venezuela Moves Ahead. Illus 
trated. 



Jan. 31 Indian Background in Central 
Ameiica. Illustrated. 



Feb. 7 Peru and Its People. Illustrated. 



Dr. Roland Hall Sharp, for- 
mer Latin American Corres- 
pondent, Christian Science 
Monitor. 

Olga Briceno, Correspondent, 
former Cultural Delegate of 
Venezuela to the U. S. 

Oliver G. Rickeison, Ph.D., 
Archaeologist, former Director 
of the Guatemala Office, Car- 
negie Institution of Washing- 
ton. 

Raquel Eidelman, Field and 
Forest Club. Introduction of 
Miss Eidelman by Dr. And- 
rew Oliver. 



[55] 

Meet the Author 



The authors on these programs were presented by Miss Edna G. Peck, 

Chief of Book Selection in the Circulation Division, 

Boston Public Library. 



Arthur M. Schlesinger. 

Louise Bogan. 

Mary Frances Doner. 

Esther Forbes, interviewed by Perry Miller. 

Mbonu Ojike. 

Elisabeth Ogilvie, Ruth Peabody Harnden, and Laurie 
Hillyer, interviewed by Mrs. Wallace Starr King. 

Edward Rowe Snow. Lecture illustrated with kodachrome 
moving pictures. 



February 


6 


March 


28 


April 


25 


October 


3 


October 


13 


November 


7 


November 


21 



Modern Literature 



Oct. 10 Aspects of Modern Poetry. 



Oct. 21 Modern Drama. 



Oct. 28 The Modern Novel. 



Theodore Spencer, Ph.D., 
Boylston Professor of Rheto- 
ric and Oratory, Harvard 
University. 

Benjamin W. Brown, A.M., 
Associate Professor of Eng- 
lish and Director of Dramatics, 
Brown University. 

Edward A. Post, A.M., 

Professor of English, Boston 
University College of Business 
Administration. 



Ornithology 

Dec. 5 The Publication of Audubon's 
Birds of America. Illustrated. 



Dec. 1 2 Birds — Near and Far. Illustrated 
with colored moving pictures. 



Philip Hofer, Curator of the 
Department of Printing and 
Graphic Arts in the Harvard 
Library. 

Dr. John B. May, Photo- 
grapher and Naturalist. 



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Mc 



Planning Panel 
1 The Housing Emergency. 



Mar. 24 Long Range Planning. 



Msgr. Thomas R. Reynolds. 
Chairman; John Dobbs; 
Phillip Nichols; Richard 
Axt; Alfred D. Cole. 

W. C. Loring, Chairman; 
E. A. Johnson; Ray Hofford; 
Theodore T. McCrosky; 
Sumner Wiley. 



Df 



Lectures for Veterans and Their Friends 



Oct. 7 Educational Opportunities in the 
Greater Boston Area. 



Nov. 4 How the Psychiatrist Works. 



2 So You're Going into Business. 



Zelda Lyons, Exectutive Di- 
rector of the Prospect Union 
Educational Exchange ; 
E. Everett Clark, Director of 
University Extension, Massa- 
chusetts Department of Edu- 
cation. 

G. Colket Caner, M. D., In- 
structor in Neurology, Har- 
vard Medical School. 

William Wood McCarthy, 
Vice President, The National 
Shawmut Bank of Boston. 



World Organization 



Mar. 7 World Organization and Anglo- 
American Relations. 

Mar. 14 World Organization and Russo- 
American Relations. 

Apr. 3 World Organization and Relations 
of the United States with China. 



Crane Brinton, Ph.D., Pro- 
fessor of History, Harvard 
University. 

Michael Harpovich, Ph.D., 
Associate Professor of His- 
tory, Harvard University. 

Wing-Tsit Chan, Ph.D., Pro- 
fessor of Chinese Culture, 
Dartmouth College. 



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CONCERTS 

Jan. 27 Lecture-Recital. Beethoven's Work- 
shop. 

Feb. 1 7 Music for the Ballet. With musical 
illustrations. 

Feb. 24 Sonata Recital. 

Mar. 3 A Programme of Jewish Song. In 
observance of Jewish Music Week. 

Mar. 1 Concert. 



Mar. 24 The Growth and Development of 
Popular Music. Lecture-Recital. 

Mar. 3 1 Concert of Liturgical Music. 



Apr. 7 Concert. 



Apr. I 4 Concert Featuring first Boston per- 
formances of certain composers of 
the MacDowell Colony. 



Apr. 28 Concert. 



Dr. Willi Apel, Musicologist. 

Rudolph F. Elie, Jr., Music 
Critic, Boston Herald 
Traveler, 

Elizabeth Scher, Piano. 

Temple Mishkan Tefila Choir; 
Anne Nevins-Slovin, Con- 
tralto ; Herbert Fromm, Piano. 

Lukas Foss, Composer and 
Pianist; Jean Bedetti, Cello; 
Raphael Hillyer, Violin — 
members of the Boston Sym- 
phony Orchestra. 

Phil Saltman, Pianist and 
Composer. 

Holy Cross Cathedral Choris- 
ters, under the direction of the 
Reverend Russell Holmes 
Davis. 

Burroughs Newsboys Founda- 
tion Orchestra; Henry Ber- 
nard, Director; Basil Brad- 
ford, Piano. 

Marion Bauer; Gena Brans- 
combe ; Mabel Daniels ; Mar- 
garet Starr McLain, Piano; 
Frances Drinker, Flute; Han- 
nah Sherman, Cello ; Gladys 
de Almeida, Soprano; Alfred 
Waters, Violin ; Boston Uni- 
versity Girls' Glee Club; Dr. 
James Houghton, Director. 

Choral Society of the Massa- 
chusetts State Federation of 
Women's Clubs ; Natalie 
Weidner, Conductor ; Earl 
Weidner, Accompanist; Faith 
Carter. Violin. 



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Oct. 6 A Pianist Prepares for Periormance. 

Nov. 3 Old Trends in New Music. Lecture- 
Concert of three 20th-century 
sonatas. 

Nov. 24 Lecture-Concert, including the per- 
formance of Mr. Gebhard's com- 
positions. 



Dec. 3 Slav Songs from Virginia. 



Dec. 8 Musical Interludes in Boston, 
1 795-1830. Lecture-Concert. 



Dec. 15. Sacred and Christmas Music. 
Lecture-Concert. 



Klaus Goetze, Concert Pianist 
and Teacher. 

Nell Robin, Cello; Kalman 
Novak, Piano. 

Heinrich Gebhard, Composer- 
Pianist; Gertrude Ehrhart, 
Soprano; Mildred Spiegel, 
Piano ; Bessie Collier Ellery, 
Viohn. 

Mrs. Helen Hartness Flan- 
ders, Author and Lecturer; 
Mrs. Jessie Anthony, Soloist. 

H. Earle Johnson, Musicolo- 
gist, Author, and Lecturer ; 
Grace B. Davis, Piano; 
Miriam Meyer, Soprano; 
Harold T. Pierson, Bass; 
Constance Smart, Piano. 

The Duncanbury Sextette, 
under the direction of Kalman 
Novak, Pianist. 



[59] 
LOWELL LECTURES IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 
Under the Auspices of the Lowell Institute 



Jan. 4 Joseph Haydn and His Time. 

through (A course of eight lectures, Tues- 
Jan. 29 days and Fridays.) 



Feb. 1 Physiological Study of Insect Be- 
through havior. (A course of eight lectures. 
Mar. 1 Tuesdays and Fridays.) 

Mar. 4 Foreign Trade. 

through (A course of eight lectures, Mon- 

Mar. 28 days and Thursdays.) 



Oct. 1 8 Lamaism, the Buddhism of Tibet 

through and Mongolia, an attempt at inter- 
Nov. 1 2 pretation. (A course of eight illus- 
trated lectures, Tuesdays and Fri- 
days.) 

Nov. 1 4 Applications of Seismological Tech- 
through niques to Engineering Problems. (A 
Dec. 1 2 course in eight illustrated lectures, 
Mondays and Thursdays.) 



Karl Geiringer, Ph.D., Pro- 
fessor of the History and 
Theory of Music at Boston 
University, College of Music. 

Kenneth D. Roeder, M.A., 
Associate Professor of Bi- 
ology, Tufts College. 

J. Anton de Haas, Ph.D., 
Professor of International Re- 
lationships, Graduate School 
of Business Administration, 
Harvard University. 

Ferdinand D. Lessing, Ph.D., 
Agassiz Professor of Oriental 
Languages, University of 
California. 



L. Don Leet, Ph.D., Associ- 
ate Professor of Seismology, 
in charge of the Seismograph 
Station, Harvard University. 



[60] 
EXHIBITIONS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 



Chavannes and Sargent Galleries 



CHAVANNES 

Jan. 1-31 

Feb. 1 - 28 

Mar. 9-29 

Mar. 30 -Apr. 16 

Apr. 18 -May 15 

May 1 6 - June 1 4 

June 1 5 - July 1 4 

July 15 -Aug. 10 

Aug. 12 -Sept. 7 

Sept. 9 - Oct. 5 

Oct. 6 - Oct. 1 2 

Oct. 1 4 - Nov. 9 



Oct. 13 -Oct. 19 



TITLE 

Modernized Annual Muni- 



cipal Reports. 



T 



omorrow s 



He 



Stereoscopy — Three-Dimen- 
sional Photography. 

Shakespeare's Henry V . 

OWI Printing Exhibit (under 
auspices of American Institute 
of Graphic Arts) . 

Bridal Costumes (colored 
plates of folk, Asiatic, and 
other costumes). 

Topographical Maps, Sailing 
Charts, Pictorial Maps. 

Travel in the Americas 
(folders, pamphlets, etc.). 

G. B. Shaw's Caesar and 
Cleopatra., 

European Children in War- 
time — Photographs by Frank 
Pack. 

Fire Prevention Week. 

National Letter Writing 
Week. 

The Cherokee Nation by 
Marion L. Starkey — manu- 
script, illustrations, source ma- 
terial from the Boston Public 
Library collections. 



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CHAVANiN'ES SARGENT 



Oct. 2 1 — Nov. 2 American Repertory Theatre 

Shakespeare's Henry VIII 
Ibsen's John Gabriel Bork- 
man 

Barrie's What Every 
Woman Knows. 

Nov. 1 1 - Dec. 8 Folk Arts. 

Nov. 1 3 - 30 Henryk Sienkiewicz — 1 00th 

Anniversary. 

Dec. 2 — 21 Birds — Near and Far. 

Dec. 9 — 28 Arts and Crafts of Czecho- 

slovakia. 

Dec. 23 — Dec. 31 Coats of Arms — plaques 

carved by The Carving Hand 
Studio, books, plates. 



Treasure Room 

Jan. 1-31 Medieval manuscripts. 

Feb. 1 — Mar. 3 1 E^rly American etiquette books. 

Mar. 1—31 Books and manuscripts by Robert and Elizabeth 

Browning. 

Apr. 1-31 Fifty Books of the Year. 

Drawings and prints by Lynd Ward. 

May 1 — June 30 Herbals and garden books. 

June 1 — Sept. 30 The founding of Amherst College. 

Oct. 1 - Dec. 3 1 The discovery of ether anesthesia. 



January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July and August 

September 

October 

November 

December 



[62] 
WiGGiN Gallery 
George C. Wales — Etchings and lithographs. 
David Y. Cameron — Etchings and dry points. 
Jean-Louis Forain — Prints, drawings, paintings. 
Engravings — Set of Months, Cries of London. 
Thomas Mason — Wood-engraving, copper engraving. 
Augustus John — Etchings. 
Robert Nanteuil — Engravings. 
John Copley — Lithographs, Part I. 
John Copley — Lithographs, Part II. 
Recent Acquisitions — Prints and drawings. 
Muirhead Bone — Dry points. 



[63] 

X 

TRUST FUNDS 

Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - 1946 





BALANCE 




TOTAL AMOUNT 








UNEXPENDED 




AVAILABLE 








FROM 


receipts 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


VEAR 


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 


1931 


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 


19,083.82 


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 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


137,942.23 


42.695.41 


95,246.82 


1946 


95,246.82 


50,826.82 


146,073.64 


45,199.61 


100,874.03 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - 1946 



AMOUNT UNEXPENDED 
FROM PREVIOUS 



YEAR 


YEAR 


receipts 


expenditures 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$22,796.21 


1931 


52,1 10.71 


27.507.00 


20,839.73 


1932 


58,777.98 


27,713.68 


22,801.04 


1933 


63.690.62 


27,226.68 


26,633.94 


1934- 


64.283.36 


27,006.01 


19,083.82 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


24,496.50 


1936 


73,203.19 


25,730.57 


58,826.03 


1937 


40.107.73 


59,839.65 


51,!6I.8I 


1938 


48.785.57 


296,214.26 


86,338.96 


1939 


258,660.87 


57,656.41 


119,899.86 


1940 


196,417.42 


50,889.53 


128,403.69 


1941 


118,903.26 


52,678.52 


93,969.34 


1942 


77.612.44 


54,112.16 


50.625.70 


1943 


81 .098.90 


55,200.41 


61.016.62 


1944 


75,282.69 


52,698.82 


40,839.88 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


42,695.41 


1946 


95,246.82 


50,826.82 


45,199.61 



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1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 



Income 


FROM Trust Funds, 


1930 - 1946 




WITHOUT 


FOR PURCHASE 


WITH 


TOTAL 


RESTRICTION 


OF LIBRARY 


MISCELLANEOUS 


INCOME 


AS TO USE 


MATERIALS 


RESTRICTIONS 


RECEIVED 


$7,468.10 


$21,454.51 


$5,097.58 


$34,020.19 


6,147.28 


17,159.31 


4,200.41 


27,507.00 


6,148.64 


17,355.40 


4.209.64 


27,713.68 


6,060.57 


17.096.51 


4,069.60 


27,226.68 


6,034.35 


16,879.37 


4,092.29 


27,006.01 


5,950.53 


16,184.59 


3,359.02 


25.494.14 


5,687.72 


16,370.97 


3,671.88 


25,730.57 


4,548.14 


51,767.20 


3,524.31 


59,839.65 


5,672.19 


286,912.72 


3.629.35 


296,214.26 


5,655.74 


48,341.89 


3.658.78 


57.656.41 


5,660.08 


41,594.60 


3.634.85 


50.889.53 


5,660.08 


43,325.63 


3.692.81 


52.678.52 


6,130.08 


44,655.82 


3,326.26 


54.112.16 


6,218.08 


45,565.82 


3,416.51 


55200.41 


6,122.91 


43,195.35 


3,380.56 


52.698.82 


6,213.92 


41,216.46 


3,370.22 


50,800.60 


5,806.88 


41,240.89 


3,779.05 


50,826.82 



[65] 

INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1946 

General Summary 

\\ ithout restriction as to use of income $5,806.88 

For purchase of library materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books $20,399.43 

Books only — without restriction as to kind of books 11,185.40 

Books only — with restriction as to kind of books 9,656.06 41,240.89 



With miscellaneous restrictions as to use of mcome 

For special purposes, not purchase of library materials $1,253.20 

For specified branch libraries 991.88 

For newspapers only 1.533.97 3.779.05 $50,826.82 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1946 
By Individual Funds 

Without Restriction as to Use of Income 

Bernard $60.00 

Bradlce 35.00 

Center i. 242.1 6 

Ford 252.50 

Ford Trust (1935) 162.76 

Hemenway 200.00 

Hyde 144.64 

Kirstein 1 50.00 

Lambert 38.06 

Moore 3.26 

North 60.00 

Phillips 1,050.00 

Sigilman 287.96 

Skinner 1 ,448.04 

Stewart 140.00 

Tre'adwell 532.50 $5,806.88 



Funds Whose Income i.s Avajlable for Purchase of Library Materials 

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

Benton $19,955.12 
Blanchard 237.03 

Gardner 137.50 

Gest 69.78 $20,399.43 



[66] 

For the Purchase of Books Only — Without Restriction as to Kind of Books 



Ainsley 


$4,968.54 


Knapp 


330.00 


Bigelow 


40.00 


Sewall 


1,062.50 


BilHngs 


3,829.52 


Underhill 


10.48 


Clement 


80.00 


Wadlin 


42.62 


Cutter 


145.40 


Wales 


212.50 


Kimball 


427.84 


Wilson 


36.00 



1.185.40 



For the Purchase of Books Only — • With Restriction as to Kind of Books 



Artz 

Bates 

Bowditch 

Codman 

Elizabeth 

Franklin Club 

Green 

Hannigan 

C. Harris 

Hersey 

A. Lawrence 



$475.02 Lewis 200.00 

2.000.00 O'Reilly 44.20 

425.00 Pierce 204.22 

70.00 Reed 30.00 

1,000.00 Scholfield 2.253.28 

42.50 Storrow 750.00 

45.74 Ticknor 161.60 

2.50 Townsend 1 60.00 

425.00 Twentieth Regiment 212.50 

90.64 J. L. Whitney-Books 549.24 

240 00 J. L. Whitney-Manus. 274.62 



19,656.06 41,240.89 



FuND.s With Miscellaneous Restrictions as to Use of Income 

For Special Purposes, Not for Purchase of Library Materials 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund $3.44 

Central Library Building 2.26 

Sargent 102.83 

A. L. Whitney 170.00 

J. L. Whitney-Bibliographic 700.00 

J. L. Whitney-Care and Cataloaing of Manuscripts 274.62 $1,253.20 



For Branch Libraries 

Edith Guerrier $7.60 

T. B. Hams 18.40 

Hinsman 

E. Lawrence 20.00 

Loring 7.50 

Mtad 10.60 

Morse 30.00 

Oakland Hall 455.62 

Pratt 31.44 

South Boston 2.50 

Tufts 408.22 



991.83 



For Newspapers only 
Todd 



1,533.97 



3,779.05 



$50,826.82 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1946 

I he figures listed are for the hook values of investments as of December 
31, 19-46. 

Ainsley Fund — Bequest of Emily L. Ainsley, under Article 12 of 
her will, for the purchase of books. Received in 1938. $1 78,835.46 

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 $10,080.00 

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 

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. 

"I, 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, 



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without regard to the amounts appropriated by the City of Boston 
for the maintenance of the Boston Pubhc 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 16,893.74 

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 auid 
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. 

$2,185,122.15 

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

Bigelow Fund — Donation made by the HoN. JoHN P. BiGELOW in 
August, 1850, 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 m 1903. $100,526.22 

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 Library. 
Received in ! 940. $4,989.00 



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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 

Bovvditch Fund — Bequest of J. Ingersoll Bowditch. Received in 
1 890. 

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 Re\-. 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 1905. $39,908.89 

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 

Children's Fund — Bequest of JosiAH H. Benton of $100,000, to be 
held as "The 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 vv^hen 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. $100,000.00 

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 1 898. 

$2,531.05 

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 MoRRiS 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 1 878 and 1 884. $2,000.00 

Edith Guerrier Fund — Donation made by associates of EdiTH 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 Hterary 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. Under authority 
of the Acts of 1900, Chapter 263, the Harris Collection was trans- 
ferred to the Central Library Building, and the Trustees were 
authorized to spend the interest of the Harris Fund, under the con- 
ditions of the bequest, for books for this collection after its removal 
to the Central Library, providing that a sum equal to the yearly 
interest of the Harris Fund be spent each year by the Trustees for 
new books for the Charlestown Branch Library. $10,000.00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund — Bequest of Thomas B. Harris, of Charles- 
town. Income to be used for general purposes of the Charlestown 
Branch Library unless otherwise ordered by the Trustees. Re- 
ceived in 1884. $1,102.17 

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 1936. 

$3,542.00 

Hinsman Fund — In memory of Mrs. LlZZIE W. HiNSMAN, the in- 
come only to be used at the discretion of the Trustees for the pur- 
chase of books for children, preferably those served by the Phillips 
Brooks Branch Library. Received in 1945. $1,250.00 

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. 

$10,092.90 

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 



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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 

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 1931. $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 1 896. 

$2,530.51 

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. Re- 
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$1 1 ,781 .44 
was received, the same being one-half of the net amount received 



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from the disposition of certain property held by the Trustees, under 
an indenture between Amor HoUingsworth, Sumner A. Burt and 
Amor L. HoUingsworth. 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, 
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 

Scholfield Fund — Bequest of ARTHUR ScHOLFlELD, who died in New 
York, January I 7, 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. $61,895.25 

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 



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Sigilman Fund — Bequest of Samuel Sigilman of one-third of his 
residuary estate to the Boston PubHc Library. Payments received 
1941-44. $18,788.31 

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 2 1 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 1 879. 

$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 library. 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 vnth 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 WiLLIAM C. TODD, 
of Atkins, N. H., accepted by order of the City Council, approved 
October 30, 1897, 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. $50,1 16.41 

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 17, 1872, 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 miHtary 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 1 939. $524.70 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund — Bequest of Horace G. Wad LIN, 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. $1,756.35 

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 Trustees, 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 tlie 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. $40,694.89 

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 TRUST FUNDS 

Ainsley Fund $178,835.46 

Artz Fund 10,080.00 

Bates Fund 50.000.00 

Benton Book Fund M 16,893.74 

Benton Building Fund 2,185,122.15 

Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund 2.000.00 

Bigelow Fund 1,000.00 

Robert Charles Billings Fund , . . 100,526.22 

Blanchard Fund 4,989.00 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund 172.70 

Bowditch Fund 10,000.00 

Bradlee Fund 1.000.00 

Joseph H. Center Fund 39,908.89 

Central Library Building Fund ........ 150.00 

Children's Fund 100,000.00 

Clement Fund 2,000.00 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund . . ... . . 2,531.05 

Cutter Fund 4,270.00 

Elizabeth Fund 25,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Fund 6,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund ........ 5,017.65 

Frankhn Club Fund .......... 1,000.00 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Fund 5,000.00 

Morris Gest Fund 2.652.50 

Green Fund 2.000.00 

Edith Guerrier Fund 506.92 

Francis J. Hannigan Fund ......... 125.00 

Charlotte Harris Fund 10.000.00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund 1.102.17 

Alfred Hemenway Fund 5,000.00 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund 3,542.00 

Lizzie Hinsman Fund .......... 1.250.00 

Hyde Fund 3,632.40 

David P. Kimball Fund 10,092.90 

Louis E. Kirstein Fund 5.000.00 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund 10.000.00 

Helen Lambert Fund 1,403.57 

Abbott Lawrence Fund 10.000.00 

Edward Lawrence Fund ......... 500.00 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund 5,000.00 



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Charles Greely Loring Memorial f und ....... 500.00 

Charles Mead Fund 2,530.51 

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 61,895.25 

Sewall Fund 25.000.00 

Sigilman Fund 18,788.31 

Skinner Fund 51.732.14 

South Boston Branch Library Trust Fund 100.00 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund 3.500.00 

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

Ticknor Fund 4,000.00 

William C. Todd Newspaper Fund 50,116.41 

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 3.756.35 

Wales Fund 5.000.00 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 5,000.00 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 40,694.89 

Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund 1.000.00 



Total $4,312,926.10 



GIFTS FOR IMMEDIATE USE 



Received During the Current Year 

Nathan H. Friedman $100.00 

Frances S. H. Houston ... ....... 5.00 

Hiram C. Mei-rill, for Print Department 100.00 

Trustees Under The Will of Helen O. Storrow 4,567.12 

Albert H. Wiggin 107.00 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin Foundation 800.00 



Unexpended Balances 

Remaining from Gifts Received in Current a.nd Previous Years, 
as of December 31, 1946 

Nathan H. Friedman $124.50 

Frances S. H. Houston .......... 5.00 

J. Ashton Reid 30.74 

Mr«. Donald C. Starr 2.06 

Trustees Under The Will of Helen O. Storrow 4,567.12 



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XI 

OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY 
AS OF DECEMBER 31. 1946 

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 
Information Office 

Assistant to the Director 

Reference Division 

Chief Librarian of the Reference 
Division 

Assistant to the Chief Librarian 
of the Reference Division 

Supervisor in the Reference Division 
Deputy Supervisor in the Reference 

Division 
Deputy Supervisor in ihc 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 
Chief of Fine Arts Department 
Chief of General Reference Department 
^^Chief of History Department 
Chief of Music Department 
Chief of Periodical and Newspaper 

Department 



Elizabeth B. Brockunier 
John J. Connolly 
Zoltan Haraszti 



Elizabeth L. Wright 
Pearl B. Smart 



Sarah M. Usher 



Elizabeth B. Boudreau 



Richard G. Hensley 

Marjorie G. Bouquet 
Ed\\ard H. Redstone 
John M. Carroll 

Bradford M. Hill 

Zoltan Haraszti 
Arthur W. Heintzelman 

C hristine Hayes 
William J. Enms 

William A. Roblyer 
Priscilla S. MacFadden 
John M. Carroll 
Vacant 
Richard G. Appel 



*On military leave — 
'^^Sarah W. Fiannery 



Bradford M. Hill 

Mildred C. O'Connor, Assistant-in-Charge 
— Assistant-in-Charge 



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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 



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

Harriet Swift 
Honor C. McCusker 



Orlando C. Davis 
Ruth S. Cannell 



Supervisor in the Circulation Division Ada A. Andelman 

Deputy Supervisor, In Charge of Work 

w^ith Children Elizabeth M. Gordon 

Deputy Supervisor, In Charge of Work 

with Adults Muriel C. Javelin 



Branch Librarians 

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. Bowdoin 
Mt. Pleasant 
Neponset 
North End 
Orient Heights 
Parker Hill 
Phillips Brooks 
Roslindale 
South Boston 
South End 
Uphams Corner 

^Gladys R. White — Assistant-in-Charge 
**Frances C. Lepie — Assistant-in-Charge 



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 
Vacant 

Sara A. Lyon 
Rebecca E. Willis 
Christiana P. Jordan 
Annie Reis 
Theodora B. Scoff 
Margaret I. McGovern 
Vacant 

Margaret H. Reid 
Ellen C. Peterson 
Mary U. Nichols 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary M. Sullivan 
Edith H. Bailey 
Marion R. Herzig 
Mary A. Hackett 
Marion C. Kingman 
Beatrice C. Maguire 



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Washington Village 
West End 
West Roxbury 

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 



Elizabeth H. McShane 
Fanny Goldstein 
Pauline A. Walker 



Edna G. 
Grace B. 



Peck 
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 Preparation Department 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department 

Chief of Printing Department 

Chief of Shipping Department 



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



Officers of the Library, Emeritus 



Comptroller, Emeritus 

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

Chief of Book Preparation Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Branch Issue Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

Department, Emeritus 
Chief of History Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Issue Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Main Reading Room, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Open Shelf Department, 

Emeritus 



Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 



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



Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 



James W. Kenney 
Edith Guerrier 

Alice M. Jordan 

Marion A. McCarthy 
Alice V. Stevens 
Lucien E. Taylor 
Laura R. Gibbs 
Thomas F. Brennan 
WiHiam J. Mulloney 

John H. Reardon 

Katherine F. Albert 
Mary E. Ames 
Annie M. Donovan 
Clara L. Maxwell 
Carrie L. Morse 
Katharine F. Muldoon 
Katherine S. Rogan 
Geneva Watson 



[82] 

STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Expenditures for Personnel: 

Permanent and Probarionary employees (ex- 
clusive of Printing and Binding Department 
employees) . . . . . . . 

Sundays and Evenings, extra and other service 



$917,084.34 
126,587.94 $1,043.67228 



XPENDITURES FOR SERVICE OtHER 


Than Personm.: 




Printing and binding . 




.$22.40 


Advertising 








295.00 


Transportation of persons . 








1 ,807.58 


Express charges . 








12,588.40 


Light, heat, and power 








43,111.22 


Rent, taxes, and water 








19,423.10 


Bond and insurance premiums 








55235 


Communication . 








5.168.29 


Cleaning .... 








710.65 


Removal of waste 








79.50 


Expert .... 








1 ,822.02 


Stenographic and copying . 








1,73424 


Fees .... 








177.80 


Photographic and blueprinting 








440.35 


General repairs . 








43,663.79 


Miscellaneous services 








127.46 131,724.15 


pXPenditures for Equipment: 






Machinery 




$71.00 


Electrical 




53427 


Motorless vehicles 




792.19 


Furniture and furnishings . 




528.23 


Oifice .... 




1 54.29 


Books : 






City appropriation 


$79,580.54 




Trust funds income 


24,092.5 


8 


103,673.12 


Manuscripts: 






Trust funds income 




507.36 


Periodicals : 






City appropriation 


$5,991.25 




Trust funds income 


9 


299.0 


6 


15,290.31 



Newspapers : 

City appropriation $1,769.53 

Trust funds income 1,912.53 

Microfilms: 

City appropriation $29.22 

Trust funds income 721.43 

Lantern slides: 

City appropriation $556.25 

Trust funds income 392.00 



Photostats : 

City appropriation 
Posters, prints, and maps: 



3,682.06 



750.65 



948.25 



.84 



City appropriation 
T rust funds income 


$22.00 
185.81 


207.81 


Phonograph records: 
Triist funds income 

Photographs : 

Trust funds income 




65.87 

325.84 


Carried forJDarJ 


$M75.3%.43 



[83] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1946 



Receipts from: 

City Appropriation 1946 

Department Equipment Non Rfvenue . 

Income from Trust Funds . 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 

Gift of Frances S. H. Houston . 

Gift of Hiram C. Merrill .... 

Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 

Gift of Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin Foundation 

Gift of Albert H. Wiggin 



$1,385,801.00 

19,635.00 

50,126.82 

700.00 

100.00 

5.00 

lOO.OO 

4,567.12 

800.00 

107.00 $1,461, 94 1. 94 



Carried forivard 



$1,461,941.94 



[84] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Drought forward ..... 
Expenditures for Equipment (continued) : 
Miscellaneous: 

City appropriation $2,930.35 

Trust funds income 5,637.64 



$I.I75,3%.43 



Tools and instruments 
Wearing apparel 
Miscellaneous equipment 

Expenditures for Supplies: 
Office .... 

Fuel .... 

Medical .... 
Laundry, cleaning, toilet 
Educational and recreational 
Agricultural 

Chemicals and disinfectants 
Miscellaneous supplies 

Expenditures for Materials: 
Building .... 
Machinery 

Electrical .... 
Miscellaneous materials 



Pensions ..... 

Workmen s Compensation 

1945 Unliquidated Reserve 

Departmental Equipment Non Revenue 

Special Appropriation : Central Library 
Roof Construction 

Special Items: 

Trust Funds Income, salaries 
Trust Funds Income, scholarships 
Trust Funds Income, sick benefits 
Trust Funds Income, miscellaneous 



Buildi 



iupplie 



James Lyman Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Gift of J. Ashton Reid 

Gift of Nathan M. Friedman 

Gift of Mrs. Donald C. Starr 

Gift of Hiram C. Merrill . 

Gift of Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin Foundation 

Gift of Albert H. Wiggin 



8,587.99 

1,290.89 

8.25 

147.67 



$189.45 
400.00 
511.53 
708.51 

$250.00 

69.26 

75.50 

27.16 

100.00 

800.00 

107.00 



137,566.89 



$10,816.41 




11,646.81 




24.00 




2,286.74 




62.35 




147.80 




214.98 




2,108.50 


27,307.59 


$2,112.23 




6.50 




1,719.74 . 




2.246.05 


6.084.52 



674.85 
1 .826.85 
7,960.14 
1,093.82 

1 1 7.44 



1 ,809.49 



1 ,428.92 



Binding Department: 
Salaries 

Gas, light, and heat . 
Repairs 

Furniture and furnishings 
Tools 
Supplies 
Materials 
Stock 
Workmen's compensation 

Carried forward 



$50,438.56 

68.91 

91.59 

33.28 

10321 

324.05 

24.44 

5,334.11 

193.45 



56.61 1 .60 
$1,417,878.54 



[85] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31. 1946 



Brought foncarti .... 
Balance Brought Forward from 1945: 
TiTist Funds Income .... 
James l>. Whitney Bibliographic Account 
Gift of J. Ashton Reid 
Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 
Gift of Mrs. Donald C. Starr . 
Special Appropriation: Central Library Bu 
Roof Construction .... 

1942 Unliquidated Reserve 

1943 Unliquidated Reserve 

1944 Unliquidated Reserve 

1945 Unliquidated Reserve 



$1,461,941.94 



$91,367.42 

3,879.40 

100.00 

100.00 

29.22 

7,766.23 

135.77 
1,310.27 

384.55 
7,963.84 



113,036.70 



Carried forward 



$1,574,978.64 



[86] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forward . . . . 

Printing Department: 

Salaries ...... 

Transportation of persons . 

Gas, light, and heat .... 

Photographic and blueprinting 
Repairs ...... 

Miscellaneous services .... 

Tools ...... 

Supplies ...... 

Machinery material . . . . 

Stock ' 

Workmen's compensation 

Amounts Paid Into the Ciry Tre.vsury 
Fines ..... 

Sale of publications . 
Payments for lost books and damages 
Commission on telephone stations 
Commission on coin locks . 
Sale of waste paper . 
Miscellaneous receipts 



$1,417,878.54 



Balance. December 31. 1946: 

Trust Funds Income .... 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Gift of J. A.shton Reid 

Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 

Gift of Mrs. Donald C. Starr . 

Gift of Frances S. H. Houston . 

Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 



Balance Unexpended, December 31, 1946: 

Special Appropriation : Central Library Building 

Roof Construction ..... 
Departmental Equipment Non Revenue 

1942 Unliquidated Reserve .... 

1943 Unliquidated Reserve .... 

1944 Unliquidated Reserve .... 

1945 Unliquidated Reserve .... 
General Appropriation 

Amount carried for^vard to 1947 $6,230.96 

Amount to be returned to City Treasury 7.80 



$13,991.91 

.75 

7.66 

194.18 

12.06 

6.25 

18.00 

111.14 

75.67 

2,491 .58 

324.43 



17,233.63 



ncome on 



hand 



$25,650.71 




339.09 




1,430.26 




556.34 




426.89 




497.86 




409.61 


29,310.76 


$%,544.63 




4,329.40 




30.74 




124.50 




2.06 




5.00 




4,567.12 


105,603.45 


$7,648.79 




18,541.18 




135.77 




1,310.27 




384.55 




3.70 




6,238.76 




547.24 


34,810.26 



To Balance 



$1,604,836.64 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1946 



Brought forward ..... 


. . $ 


1.574.978. 


F.CEIPTS FROM: 






Fines ........ 


$26,150.43 




Sale of publications ..... 


364.27 




Payments for lost books and damages . 


1,441.06 




Commission on telephone stations 


556.34 




Commission on coin locks .... 


426.89 




Sale of waste paper ..... 


497.86 




Miscellaneous receipts .... 


421.15 


29,858.( 



To Balance 



$1,604,836.64 



BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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