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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1947 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 




TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



FRANCIS B. MASTERSON. President 

Term expires April 30, 1951 

ROBERT H. LORD 

Term expires April 30, 1952 

ELLERY SEDGWICK FRANK W. BUXTON 

Term expires April 30, 1948 Term expires April 30, 1950 

ABRAHAM E. PINANSKI 

Term expires April 30, 1949 



MILTON E. LORD 
Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 



I — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1947 

II — Appropriations and Expenditures for 
Personnel, 1930-1947 

III — Appropriations and Expenditures for 
Books 



IV — Personnel 
V — Book Stock 
VI — Use of Books . 
VII — The Catalogs 
VIII — Printing and Binding 

IX — Lectures, Concerts, Exhibitions . 

X — Trust Funds 

XI — Officers of the Library, 



as of December 3 
Financial Statement : 



947 



9 

14 
37 
44 
49 
50 
51 
60 

76 
79 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930 - 1947 



Total Expenditures, 1930 - 1947 



YEAR 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 



FROM ANNUAL 

CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$1,132,520.06 
1,239,257.45 
1,147,579.89 
1,000,431.87 
1,065,367.44 
1,139,114.88 
1,116,657.14 
1 ,204,994.47 
1,231,278.52 
1,231,196.08 
1.232,633.01 
1,274,184.45 
1,272,554.07 
1,254,573.76 
1,280,646.51 
1,309,615.79 
1.379,562.24 
1 ,81 1 ,389.47 



FROM SPECIAL 

CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$237,962.11 

309,794.65 

126,345.78 

1 ,027.43 

41,049.17 

36,295.49 

74,434.97 

73,204.16 

66,243.11 

39,997.19 

52,930.24 

37,398.01 

92,356.86 

72,904.22 

11,913.99 



1,211.26 
20,375.20 



FROM FROM 

INCOME OF GIFTS FOR 

TRUST FUNDS IMMEDIATE USE 

$22,796.21 

20,839.73 

22,801.04 

26,633.94 

19,083.82 

24,496.50 

58,826.03 $6.83 

51,161.81 206.68 

86,338.96 

119,899.86 73.97 

128,403.69 88.80 

93,969.34 264.69 

50,625.70 270.20 

61,016.62 85.21 

40,839.88 1 ,086.50 

42,695.41 387.68 

45,199.61 1,178.92 

46,156.27 1,492.43 



$1,393,278.38 
1.569,891.83 
1,296,726.71 
1,028,093.24 
1,125.500.43 
1,199.906.87 
1.249.924.97 
1.329,567.12 
1,383,860.59 
1,391,169.10 
1.414,055.74 
1,405,816.49 
1,415.806.83 
1,388,579.81 
1,334,466.88 
1,352,698.88 
1,427,152.03 
1,885,723.32 



Distribution of Expenditures From Annual City Appropriations, 1930-1947 





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 


133.929.21 


1,147.579.89 


1933 


788,603.37 


87,323.50 


124,505.00 


1.000.431.87 


1934 


821,974.51 


98,291.63 


145,101.30 


1.065,367.44 


1935 


912,339.26 


99,233.95 


127,541.67 


1,139,114.85 


1936 


930,788.04 


54,999.98 


130,869.12 


1,116,657.14 


1937 


975,751.61 


81,522.49 


147,720.37 


1 ,204,994.47 


1938 


1,023,225.41 


73,874.93 


134,178.18 


1,231.278.52 


1939 


1,032,696.19 


54,999.97 


143,501.92 


1,231,198.08 


1940 


1 ,045,735.40 


57.499.94 


129,397.67 


1,232,633.01 


1941 


1 ,043,754.52 


74,999.47 


155,430.46 


1,274,184.45 


1942 


1,062,220.17 


88,000.00 


122,333.90 


1,272.554.07 


1943 


1,036,381.35 


75,000.00 


143,192.41 


1,254.573.76 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


80,000.00 


141,974.55 


1,280,646.51 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


81,701.74 


163,570.33 


1,309,615.79 


1946 


1,108,102.75 


90,899.98 


180,559.51 


1,379,562.24 


1947 


1 ,453,087.76 


118,533.62 


239,768.09 


1,811,389.47 



[2] 



Distribution of Expenditures From Special City Appropriations, 1930 - 1947 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 



central library 
foundations 

roof CONSTRUCTION 
& IMPROVEMENTS 

$206,391.46 

254,871.40 

13,125.06 



4,867.40 

7,997.34 

11,131.75 

12,251.72 



BRANCH 
LIBRARIES 

NEW 
BUILDINGS 

$31,570.65 

54,923.25 

113,220.72 

1,027.43 

6.80 

5,705.30 

1,597.40 



RELIEF CIVILIAN 

PROJECTS DEFENSE 

(WPA, ETC.) ACTIVITIES 



14,743.24 



58,606.53 

52,488.25 

6,138.99 



117.44 
3,584.68 



$41,042.37 
25,722.79 
64,840.23 
62,072.41 
53,991 .39 
39,997.19 
38,187.00 
37,398.01 
23,415.38 
9,637.51 



$10,334.95 

10,778.46 

5,775.00 



DEPARTMENTAL 
EQUIPMENT 

LOAN TOTAL 

$237,962.11 

309,794.65 

126J45.78 

1 ,027.43 

41,049.17 

36.295.49 

74,434.97 

73,204.16 

66,243.11 

39.997.19 

52,930.24 

37,398.01 

92.356.86 

72,904.22 

11,913.99 



1,093.82 
16,790.52 



1,211.26 
20.375.20 



Distribution of Expenditures From Income of Trust Funds, 1930 - 1947 



BOOKS AND other 



year 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


SALARIES 


OTHER 


TOTAL 


1930 


$22,466.21 


$180.00 


$150.00 


$22,796.21 


1931 


19.259.55 


1.480.18 


100.00 


20,839.73 


1932 


20.045.62 
23.873.19 
16,996.57 
22,264.83 


2,755.42 
? 760 75 




?? 801 04 


1933 




26,633.94 
19,083.82 
24,496.50 


1934 


2.087.25 
1 .602.67 




1935 


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 


3,25733 


385.10 


119.899.86 


1940 


124,618.89 


2,070.00 


1,714.80 


128.403.69 


1941 


92,182.66 


1,500.00 


286.68 


93,96934 


1942 


48,447.64 


1.500.00 


678.06 


50,625.70 


1943 


58.488.39 


1.704.33 


823.90 


61.016.62 


1944 


39.735.05 


625.00 


479.83 


40.839.88 


1945 


41.370.31 


481.65 


843.45 


42.695.41 


1946 


43.140.12 


189.45 


1,870.04 


45.199.61 


1947 


43,869.89 


42.11 


2,244.27 


46.156.27 


Distribution or Expenditures 


From Gifts for 


Immediate Use, 1930 - 1947 








BOOKS AND OTHER 






YEAR 




LIBRARY MATERIALS 





1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 



$6.83 
206.68 

73.97 

88.80 

264.69 

270.20 

85.21 

1.086.50 

387.68 

1,178.92 

1.492.43 



[3] 

II 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1930- 1947 

Total Appropriations and Expenditures for All Personnel, 1930 - 1947 





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 


4.319.90 


1933 


800,000.00 


788,603.37 


11,396.63 


1934 


824,719.00 


821,974.51 


2.744.49 


1935 


915.000.00 


912,339.26 


2,660.74 


1936 


921,000.00 
985,000.00 


Q3n 78*^ 04* 




1 yj\j 

1937 


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 


19,264.60** 


1941 


1,065,000.00 


1 ,043,754.52 


21,245.48*** 


1942 


1,065,000.00 


1,062,220.17 


2,779.83 


1943 


1,065,000.00 


1.036,381.35 


28,618.65**** 


1944 


1 ,065.000.00 


1,058,671.96 


6,328.04t 


1945 


, 1,065,000.00 


1,064,343.72 


656.28 


1946 


1,110,000.00 


1,108,102.75 


1, 897.251 T 


1947 


1,454,799.00 


1 ,453,087.76 


1,711. 241 tt 



* To lake care of the commitmcnt3 above the amount appropriated for 1936, the 
sum of $9,788.04 was transferred from unexpended balances in other accounts 
of the Library. 
■•* $18,775.53 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
*** $18,693.10 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
**** $16,055.83 transferred to other accounts of the Library, and $5,844.33 trans- 
ferred to other City of Boston DeparSments at the request of the Budget Com- 
missioner of the City of Boston. 
t $5,587.13 transferred to oilier accounts of the Library. 
tt $1,897.25 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
ttt $l,7n.24 transferred to other accounts of the library. 

Changes Year By Year Lm Total Expenditures For All Personnel, 1930-1947 





total EXPENDITURES 


%0F 


7oOF 




FOR SALARIES & V/AGE3 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR ALL PERSONNEL 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.26 






1930 


809,530.41 


+5.1% 


+5.1% 


1931 


852,987.17 


+5.4% 


+10.7% 


1932 


853,680.10 


+0.1% 


+ 10.8% 


1933 


788.603.37 


-7.7% 


+2.4% 


1934 


821.974.51 


+4.2% 


+6.7% 


1935 


912,339.26 


+ 11.0% 


+ 18.3% 


1936 


930,788.04 


+2.0% 


+20.8% 


1937 


975,751.61 


+4.8% 


+26.6% 


193a 


1,023,225.41 


+4.8% 


+32.7% 


1939 


1,032,696.19 


+0.9% 


+33.9% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


+ 1.2% 


+35.7% 


1941 


1,043,754.52 


-0.2% 


+35.4% 


1942 


1,062,220.17 


+1.7% 


+37.8% 


1943 


1,036.381.35 


-2.4% 


+34.5% 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


+2.2% 


+37.4% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


+0.5% 


+38.2% 


1946 


1,108,102.75 


+4.1% 


+43.8% 


1947 


1.453,087.76 


+23.7% 


+88.6% 



[4] 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Regular Service 
(FuLL-TiME Personnel), 1930 - 1947 





total expenditures 


%OF 


%0F 




FOR SALARIES & WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR REGULAR SERVICE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 






1930 


694.183.74 


+4.6% 


+4.6% 


1931 


734,150.50 


+5.8% 


+10.6% 


1932 


746,221.52 


+ 1.6% 


+ 12.4% 


1933 


683.618.01 


-«.4% 


+3.0% 


1934 


682,797.16 


-0.1% 


+2.9% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+ 17.1% 


+20.4% 


1936 


833.763.88 


+4.3% 


+25.8% 


1937 


875,957.34 


+5.1% 


+32.1% 


1938 


932.579.59 


+6.5% 


+40.7% 


1939 


945.123.21 


+ 1.3% 


+42.5% 


1940 


954.292.69 


+ 1.1% 


+43.8% 


1941 


941.707.31 


-1.37o 


+41.8% 


1942 


939,370.95 


-0.2% 


+41.5% 


1943 


918,763.36 


-2.2% 


+38.4% 


1944 


933.028.30 


+ 1.6% 


+40.6% 


1945 


940,227.10 


+0.8% 


+41.6% 


1946 


981.514.81 


+4.4% 


+47.87o 


1947 


1,250.831.07 


+21.5% 


+88.4% 



Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel, Etc.), 1930 - 1947 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


%0F 


%0F 




FOR SALARIES & WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


year 


FOR EXTRA SERVICE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 






1930 


112,214.67 


+7.8% 


+7.8% 


1931 


1 1 5,888.67 


+3.3% 


+ 11.3% 


1932 


105,448.58 


-9.0% 


+ 1.4% 


1933 


102,982.11 


-2.3% 


-1.0% 


1934 


111,792.41 


+8.6% 


+7.4% 


1935 


96.330.61 


-13.8% 


-7.4% 


1936 


92.411.73 


-4.1% 


-11.1% 


1937 


97.706.13 


+5.7% 


-6.0% 


1938 


88.305.46 


-9.6% 


-15.1% 


1939 


85.661.98 


-3.0% 


-17.6% 


1940 


89,517.71 


+4.3% 


-11.6% 


1941 


100,136.21 


+ 11.8% 


-3.7% 


1942 


120,983.22 


+20.6% 


+16.3% 


1943 


115.031.99 


-4.9% 


+ 10.6% 


1944 


122,061.66 


+6.1% 


+ 17.3% 


1945 


120.536.62 


-1.1% 


+ 15.8% 


1946 


122,983.94 


+2.0% 


+ 18.2% 


1947 


198,611.69 


+38.0% 


+91.0% 



[3] 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL. 1947 

Summary by Divisions 

Administrative Offices 

Regular Service $66,354.60 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $3,617.40 

Sunday Service 1,122.48 4,739.88 



Total Expenditures for Administrative Offices $71,094.48 

Circulation Division 

Regular Service $560,198.15 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $81,958.73 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

by the Hour 12,484.11 

Sunday Service 4,036.87 98,479.71 



Total Expenditures for Circulation Division 658,677.86 

Reference Division 

Regular Service $339,811.12 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $42,732.49 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

by the Hour 402.82 

Sunday Service 24,404.15 67,539.46 



Total Expenditures for Reference Division 407,350.58 

Division of Business Operations 

Regular Service $284,467.20 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $628.48 

Evening and Holiday Service 19,297.86 

Sunday Service 7,926.30 27;852.64 



Total Expenditures for 

Division of Business Operations 312,319.84 

Miscellaneous Services 

Storytelling $3,500.00 

Stereopticon Operator 145.00 



Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous Services 3,645.00 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR ALL PERSONNEL $1,453,087.76 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, 

1947 



service 
$32,249.47 
16,280.68 







regular 


part-time 


unit 




service 


service 


Director's Office 




$32,249.47 






Personnel Office 




16.190.16 


$90.52 


Information Office 




10,570.10 


3,276.05 


Office of Records, 


Files, 






and Statistics 




7,344.87 


250.83 



$1,122.48 14,968.63 
7.595.70 



Total Expenditures for 

Administrative Offices $66,354.60 $3,617.40 $1,122.48 $71,094.48 



16] 
EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN CIRCULATION DIVISION, 1947 



Unit 

Executive Staff 

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 
SERVICE 

$30,241.47 
5,631.66 
14,605.15 
23,345.18 
16,171.48 
17,922.30 
10,957.80 
13,592.58 

427,630.53 



JANITORIAL AND 
CLEANING 
PART-TIME .SERVICE 

SERVICE BY THE HOUR 

$127.08 



467.44 
1,883.10 
5,823.52 
229.31 
1,515.48 
4,204.95 
67,707.85 



12,484.1 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



$1,544.95 
1,131.79 
1,360.13 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$30,368.55 
5,631.66 
15,072.59 
25 228.28 
23,539.95 
19.283.40 
13,833.41 
17,897.53 

507,822.49 



$560,198.15 $81,958.73 $12,484.11 $4,036.87 $658,677.86 



Branch LItR^RIES 

Allsfon 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Doichester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

South End 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Total Expenditures for 
Branch Libraries 



$15,384.31 
17,262.11 
1 7,730.84 
10,799.22 
17,439.85 
1 5,599.83 
13,264.71 
17,228.30 
12,560.57 
12,656.27 
12,709.89 
13,970.38 

8,757.73 
10,980.75 
20,364.32 
18,582.69 
13,768.81 
10,987.12 

5.372.38 
17,568.17 

9.377.29 
17.743.59 

6.915.99 
16.763.80 
11,341.67 
13,219.19 
17,234.81 
13,388.56 
18,885.82 
19,771.56 



$1,980.22 
1.828.51 
2.307.71 
2,710.06 
4,663.93 
2,503.85 
2,550.16 
2,052.68 
1 ,950.09 
2,211.33 
2,371.79 
3,201.96 
1,710.11 
758.13 
1,773.00 
2,684.94 
1,693.20 
1,442.07 
1,266.91 
2,060.79 
1,155.35 
1,319.26 
1.529.47 
1,733.18 
2,548.21 
1,869.75 
5,282.87 
2,991.38 
3,753.77 
1,803.17 



$506.31 
424.58 



474.83 

252.92 
119.05 

361 .28 

1,083.92 

16.83 

93.78 

150.84 

1,047.38 

1,351.08 
389.16 

1,578.92 
565.36 

1,626.74 
317.06 
343.36 



,322.54 
128.83 
329.34 



$17 
19 
20, 
13 
22 
18 
15 
19 
14 
14 
15 
1 

10, 
11 
22, 
21, 
16, 
12 
7, 
20, 
12, 
19, 
10, 
18, 
14, 
15, 
22, 
17, 
22 
21. 



,364.53 
,596.93 
,463.13 
,509.28 
,103.78 
578.51 
,814.87 
,533.90 
.629.71 
.867.60 
442.96 
,256.26 
484.67 
,738.88 
,231.10 
,418.47 
,509.39 
,429.19 
,990.37 
,018.12 
,111.56 
,628.21 
072.20 
814.04 
233.24 
,088.94 
517.68 
702.48 
768.42 
904.07 



$427,630.53 $67,707.85 $12,484.11 



$507,822.49 



[7] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN REFERENCE DIVISION, 1947 



REGULAR 

Unit service 

Executive Staff $19,258.12 

Book Selection Department 6,117.69 

Book Stack Service 73,553.99 
Cataloging and Classification Dept. 56,347.57 

Fine Arts Department 21,569.46 

General Reference Department 24,968.34 

History Department 8,303.90 

Music Department 8,829.37 

Periodical and Newspaper Dept. 20,859.30 

Print Department 10,325.26 

Rare Book Department 19,589.96 

Science and Technology Dept. 18,568.16 

Statistical Department 10,665.62 

Teacher? Department 8,566.99 

Business Branch 32,287.39 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 



JANITORIAL AND 

CLEANING 

SERVICE 

BY THE HOUR 



i.l6 



1 5,809.69 
3,860.91 
3,553.20 
3,284.03 
115.26 
2,437.47 
3,425.93 
1,511.94 
2,260.85 
2,753.52 
1 ,725.28 
930.30 
1 ,055.95 



$402.82 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 

$1,623.15 



7,861 .55 

2,907.67 

3,478.04 
665.23 
831.12 

2,758.09 
273.36 

1,274.13 
907.60 
938.91 
885.30 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$20,889.43 
6,117.69 
97,225.23 
60,208.48 
28,030.33 
31,730.41 
9,084.39 
12,097.96 
27,043.32 
12,110.56 
23,124.94 
22,229.28 
13,329.81 
10,382.59 
33,746.16 



Total Expenditures for 
Reference Division 



$339,811.12 $42,732.49 $402.82 24,404.15 $407,350.58 



[8] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS, 1947 



Unit 



EVENING AND 
REGULAR PART-TIME HOLIDAY SUNDAY TOTAL 

SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE 



Business Office 

Accounting Department 

Binding Department 

Book Preparation Department 

Book Purchasing Department 

Buildings Department: 

Mechanical Service 

Cleaning Service 
Printing Department 
Shipping Department 
Stock Purchasing Department 
"Unliquidated" Evening Service 



$7,523.26 
14.254.16 
64,653.11 
15,416.54 
40,853.91 

92.762.98 

22,021.23 

16,760.54 

7,140.58 

3,080.89 



Total Expenditures for Division 

of Business Operations $284,467.20 



$387.02 
24.20 

217.26 



$1,118.68 



1 1 ,227.81 

5,890.47 

12.62 

87.00 



961 .28 



$20.00 



5,936.67 
1 ,969.63 



$7,523.26 
15,392.84 
64,653.1 1 
15,803.56 
40,878.11 

110,144.72 

29,881 33 

16,773.16 

7,227.58 

3,080.89 

961 .28 



$628.48 $19,297.86 $7,926.30 $312,319.84 



EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES. 1947 



Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for 
Miscellaneous Services 



$3,500.00 
145.00 



$3,645.00 



RECAPITULATION, 1947 



Regular Service 

Full-time Members of the Staff 



$1,250,831.07 



Extra Service 

Part-time Service $128,937.10 

Evening and Holiday Service 19,297.86 

Sunday Service 37.489.80 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service by the Hour 12,886.93 



198.611.69 



Miscellaneous Services 
Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for All Personnel 



$3,500.00 
145.00 



3.645.00 
$1,453,087.76 



[9] 
III 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 

City Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and Other Library Materials 

1919 - 1947 



1919-20 












$50,000 


1920-21 












60,000 


1921-22 












100,000 


1922-23 












100,000 


1923-24 












90,000 


1924-25 












100,000 


1925* 












100,000 


1926 












125,000 


1927 












125.000 


1928 












125.000 


1929 












140.000 


1930 












160,000 


1931 












175,000 


1932 












160.000 


1933 












75,000 


1934 












100,000 


1935 












100,000 


1936 












55,000 


1937 












75,000 


1938 












73,875 


1939 












55,000 


1940 












57,500 


1941 
1942 












75.000 
88.000 


1943 












75,000 


1944 












80,000 


1945 












85,000 


1946 












90,000 


1947 












125,000 



February 1 - December 31, 1925 only. 



Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 1930 - 1947 





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 


1 59,970.58 


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 ■ 


131.164.30 


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 


I94I 


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 


1947 


118,533.62 


43.869.89 


162.403.51 



[10] 

Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials by Divisions, 1936-1947 



YEAR 

1936 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


CIRCULATION 
DIVISION 

$48,399.98 
3.983.70 


REFERENCE 
DIVISION 

$6,600.00 
52.926.26 


ENTIRE 
LIBRARY 
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 


$67,540.34 

$17,243.83 
80,274.25 


$131,164.30 

$73,874.93 
82.756.96 


Total 

1939 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$59,113.81 

$42,667.54 
1 .898.52 


$97,518.08 

$12,332.43 
114,358.91 


$156,631.89 

$54,999.97 
116,257.43 


Total 
1940 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$44,566.06 

$56,100.44 
9.305.14 


$126,691.34 

$1,399.50 
115.313.75 

$116,713.25 

$7.20 
88,842.16 


$171,257.40 

$57,499.94 
124.618.89 


Total 

1941 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$65,405.58 

$74,992.27 
3,340.50 


$182,118.83 

$74,999.47 
92,182.66 


Total 

1942 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$78,332.77 

$87,991.81 
1.917.04 


$88,849.36 

$8.19 
46,530.60 


$167,182.13 

$88,000.00 
48.447.64 


Total 

1943 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$89,908.85 

$75,000.00 
1.174.83 


$46,538.79 
$57,313.56 


$136,447.64 

$75,000.00 
58.488.39 


Total 

1944 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$76,174.83 

$74,950.20 
720.79 


$57,313.56 

$5,049.80 
39.014.26 


$133,488.39 

$80,000.00 
39,735.05 


Total 

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 
41,370.31 


Total 

1946 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$79,765.68 

$85,146.82 
1.250.41 


$43,306.37 

$5,753.16 
41,889.71 


$123,072.05 

$90,899.98 
43,140.12 


Total 

1947 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$86,397.23 

$111,541.08 
828.59 


$47,642.87 

$6,992.54 
43,041.30 


$134,040.10 

$118,533.62 
43.869.89 


Total 


$112,369.67 


$50,033.84 


$162,403.51 



[11] 

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

1930 - 1947 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




total 


FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 


PERCENTAGES 


expenditures 


UBRARY MATERIALS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


ROM CITY FUNDS 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,132,520.06 


$159,999.97 


14.12% 


1,239,257.45 


190,636.12 


15.38% 


1,147.579.89 


1 59,970.58 


13.94% 


1,000,431.87 


87,323.50 


8.73% 


1.065,367.44 


98.291.63 


9.23% 


1,139.114.88 


99.233.95 


8.11% 


1.116,657.14 


54,999.98 


4.93% 


1,204.994.47 


81.522.49 


6.77% 


1.231,278.52 


73,874.93 


6.00% 


1,231,198.08 


54,999.97 


4.47% 


1.232,633.01 


57,499.94 


4.66% 


1,274,184.45 


74,999.47 


5.88% 


1,272.554.07 


88,000.00 


6.91% 


1.254,573.76 


75.000.00 


5.98% 


1,280,646.51 


80,000.00 


6.25% 


1,309,615.79 


81.701.74 


6.24% 


1.379,562.24 


90,899.98 


6.59% 


1,811,389.47 


1 18,533.62 


6.54% 



Percentages of Annual EIxpenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures 

1930 - 1947 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
I94I 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 



total expenditures 
from city funds 
& trust funds 

$1,155,316.27 
1.260,097.18 
1,170,380.93 
1.027,065.81 
1,084.451.26 
1,163.611.38 
1.175.483.17 
1.256,156.28 
1.317.617.48 
1.351.097.94 
1.361.036.70 
1.368,153.79 
1.323.179.77 
1,315.590.38 
1,321.486.39 
1,352.311.20 
1.422,702.36 
1.855,259.36 



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 


11.89% 


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% 


162,403.51 


8.75% 



[12] 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1947 





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 


100% 


1931 


852,987.17 


82% 


190,636.12 


18% 


1,043,623.29 


100% 


1932 


853,680.10 


84% 


1 59,970.58 


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 


100% 


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% 


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% 


1947 


1,453,087.76 


92% 


118,533.62 


B>% 


1.571,621.38 


100%> 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1947 



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 


657o 


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% 


1,242,332,30 


100% 


1947 


1,453,129.87 


90% 


162,403.51 


10% 


1,615,533.38 


100% 



[13] 

Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1947 









REQUESTED 










REQUESTED 




FOR BOOKS 










FOR SALARIES 




AND OTHER 








YEAR 


& WAGES 


% 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$812,000.00 


84% 


$150,000.00 


16% 


$962,000.00 


100% 


1931 


883.903.00 


82% 


200,000.00 


18% 


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% 


1 50,000.00 


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% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1,205,000.00 


100% 


1939 


1,070,388.58 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


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% 


1.215,000.00 


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% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1,215,000.00 


100% 


1946 


1,110,000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1 ,260,000.00 


100% 


1947 


1,642,076.53 


92% 


1 50,000.00 


8% 


1 ,792,076.53 


100% 



[14] 

IV 

PERSONNEL 

Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1930 - 1947 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES & 
WAGES FOR ALL 

YEAR PERSONNEL 

1929 $770,367.26 

1930 809,530.41 

1931 852,987.17 

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

1935 912,339.26 

1936 930,788.04 

1937 975.751.61 

1938 1.023,225.41 
1.939 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 

1947 1,453,087.76 



TOTAL PERSONNEL 
AS OF 
% OF CHANCE DECEMBER 3 1 st % OF CHANQE 
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% 
+88.6% 



602 
644 
657 
665 
695 
679 
687 
699 
705 
697 
687 
632 
656 
607 
641 
630 
620 
624 
664 



+7.0% 

+9.1% 

+10.5% 

+ 15.5% 

+ 12.8% 

+14.1% 

+16.1% 

+ 17.1% 

+ 15.7% 

+ 14.1% 

+5.0% 

+9.07o 

+0.8% 

-4-6.4% 

+4.67o 

+2.9% 

+3.6% 

+ 10.0% 



* Salary reductions were in effect from April 21, 1933 to December 31, 1934. 
Cost and Number of Regular Service, 1930 - 1947 









total number of 






total expenditures 




REGULAR SERVICE 






for salaries & 




AS OF 






wages for regular 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31st 


% OF CHANCE 


YEAR 


service 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 




475 




1930 


694.183.74 


-f4.6% 


512 


+7.8% 


1931 


734,150.50 


^-I0.6% 


535 


+ I2.67o 


1932 


746,221.52 


+ 12.4% 


537 


+ 13.0% 


1933* 


683,618.01 


+3.0% 


550 


+ 15.8% 


1934* 


682,797.16 


+2.9% 


563 


+ 18.5% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+20.4% 


571 


+20.2% 


1936 


833,763.88 


+25.8% 


578 


+21.7% 


1937 


875.957.34 


+32.1% 


592 


+24.6% 


1938 


932,579.59 


+40.7% 


590 


+24.2% 


1939 


945.123.21 


+42.5% 


580 


+22.1% 


1940 


954.292.69 


+43.7% 


543 


+ 14.3%, 


1941 


941.707.31 


+41.8% 


511 


+7.5% 


1942 


939.370.95 


+41.5% 


501 


+5.5% 


1943 


918,763.36 


+38.4% 


511 


+7.5% 


1944 


933,028.30 


+40.6% 


514 


+8.2% 


1945 


940,227.10 


+41.6% 


516 


+8.6% 


1946 


981,514.81 


+47.8% 


510 


+7.4% 


1947 


1,250,831.07 


+88.4% 


545 


+ 14.7% 



* 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 - 1947 



TOTAL extra SERVICE 

PERSONNEL IN TERMS 

OF EQUIVALENT OF 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 




FOR SALARIES & 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR EXTRA 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31 Sl 


% OF CHANC 


YEAR 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 192? 


1929 


$104,032.28 




127 




1930 


112.214.67 


-f7.8% 


132 


+3.9% 


I93I 


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 


88,305.46 


-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 


J 15,031.99 


+ 10.6% 


130 


+2.3% 


1944 


122,061.66 


+17.3% 


116 


+8.6% 


1945 


120,536.62 


+ 15.8% 


104 


-18.1% 


1946 


122,983.94 


+ 18.2% 


114 


-10.2% 


1947 


198,611.69 


+90.9% 


119 


-6.3% 



* 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 DEC. 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 DEC.31 DEO. 31 DEC.31 DEC. 3 1 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 II 

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 Operations, 

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 - 1947 

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



1935 


1936 


1937 


1938 


1939 


1940 


1941 


1942 


1943 


1944 


1945 


1946 


1947 


11 


10 


12 


11 


13 


13 


11 


18 


23 


22 


22 


22 


23 


134 


135 


135 


134 


127 


121 


117 


112 


113 


112 


112 


122 


130 


259 


258 


259 


258 


257 


254 


245 


234 


233 


237 


233 


225 


235 


167 


175 


186 


187 


183 


155 


138 


137 


142 


143 


149 


141 


157 


571 


578 


592 


590 


580 


543 


511 


501 


511 


514 


516 


510 


545 



1947 — GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

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

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 



— . — — 2 2 2 2 2 2 — — 

12 11 13 7 6 9 10 6 8 7 7 

— — — I 1266466 

— — — 325 55566 



— — — — — — . — — __ 3 3 3 4 

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

1947 — 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 I DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 1 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 
5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 — — — — — 



5 


5 


5 


5 


5 


5 


6 


5 


7 




1 


7 




6 


7 


17 


17 


17 


19 


17 


16 


16 


14 


16 


15 


18 


18 
7 


20 
7 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


2 


3 


2 


2 


2 


3 


3 


34 


34 


34 


33 


34 


32 


30 


30 


31 


26 


27 


26 


27 


6 


6 


5 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


5 


6 


5 


44 


46 


48 


45 


39 


36 


36 


33 


33 


38 


37 


34 


39 


18 


17 


16 


16 


16 


17 


15 


14 


12 


13 


10 


17 


16 


134 


135 


135 


134 


127 


121 


117 


112 


113 


112 


112 


122 


130 



[18] 
DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 



DEC. 31 

1929 



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

1930 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 — — — — — — 

Allsfon 

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 

Maltapan 

Memorial 

Mount Bowdoin 

Mount Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Hiei^^hts 

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 


1 


8 


4 


6 


6 


6 


5 


5 


4 


5 


4 


5 


6 


5 


7 


7 


7 


8 


7 


6 


8 


8 


9 


9 


9 


9 


2 


4 


4 


5 


4 


4 


7 


7 


7 


8 


8 


8 


6 


8 


9 


6 


7 


7 


11 


11 


10 


10 


11 


II 


3 


3 


4 


4 


6 


7 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


7 


10 


9 


9 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


5 


3 


3 


3 


5 


5 


5 





3 


3 


3 


4 


3 


3 


5 


4 


4 


4 


4 


5 


6 


7 


9 


9 


9 


9 


13 


13 


10 


12 


12 


7 


7 


7 


5 


6 


6 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


4 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


8 


10 


10 


10 


10 


10 


3 


3 


3 


4 


4 


4 


3 


2 


7 


7 


8 


8 








3 


3 


3 


3 


5 


6 


7 


6 


6 


7 


4 


? 


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 



[19] 

— CIRCULATION DIVISION 

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

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 



26 26 26 23 21 — — — — — — — — 

— — — — — 6 5 5 5 53 * — — 

— — — — — 4 4 4 4 6 7 6 6 

— — — ■ — ■ — 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 

— — 12222222222 

— — — — — 10 8 7 8 8 7 8 8 

— — — — — 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 

5 5 5 3 — — — — -■ — — — 

— — — — 5 5 5 5 5 44 44 

— — — 7876675556 

8888887877766 

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 _ 

6 6 7 7 7 — — — — — — — — 

7777776667777 
9999999796787 
4444444444445 
8888867767768 

— — — — — ■ 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 6 
7787775566566 

11 II 11 11 10 9 9 9 8 8 9 8 8 
7776 7 77666666 
6666777766655 
7777776666655 
665665 5 555658 
5555655556444 
4 3 4 4 4 Closed July 1, 1940 

4444444444443 
99 n 10 10 99879898 

12 II 12 12 II 10 9 9 8 8 7 8 7 
6666666456657 
4444444444443 
3333334333333 

10 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 
4444444444534 
8888888787777 
3323333333323 
7777767777778 
4 4 4 Closed July 1, 1938 

8877776454555 
7767655665555 
4 4 4 Closed July 1, 1938 

9 10 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 8 
— 6 6 6 6 5 7 

10 10 9 10 999989898 

8888877667778 

259 258 259 258 257 254 245 234 233 237 233 225 233 

*■ Transferred to Division of Business Operations February 13, 1946 



120] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 

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

1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 

Reference Division, Executive Staff — — — — 2 6 

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

Reference Division — — — — — — 

Catalog Department 19 16 18 18 — — . 

Shelf Department 15 17 17 16 — — 

Cataloging & Classification Depl. — — — — 33 33 

Registration Department 8 8 9 9 10 9 

Issue Department 36 30 35 35 38 40 

Book Stack Service — — — — — — 

Information Department 5 5 6 6 6 6 

Open Shelf Department — — — — — — 

Bates Hall Reference. Periodicals 25 24 25 25 20 — 

Genealogical Department — — — — 1 1 

Bates Hall Reference Desk — — — — — 5 

Bates Hall Centre Desk — — — — — 7 

Main Reading Room — — — — — — 

General Reference Department — — — — — — 

Nevk^spaper Department — — — — — 2 

Periodical Department — — — — — 5 

Periodical and Newspaper Dept. — — — — — — 

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

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

Music Departments — — — — — 16 

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

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

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

Patent Department — — — — 3 3 

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

Print Department — — — — — — 

Teachers Department — — — — 1 I 

Statistical Department 5 5 5 5 5 5 

History Department — — — — — — 

Business Branch — 8 10 9 10 II 

Total 132 132 145 143 152 160 



[21J 
1947 — REFERENCE DIVISION 

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

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 

8 10 II II 11 7 4 4. 3 3 3 5 6 

2 2 — — — ■ — — — . — 

— — 22222222222 
33 34 32 32 31 31 25 25 26 27 30 ~28 "^7 

9 9 10 10 10 Transferred to Circulation Division 

41 42 46 46 46 42 37 35 38 — — 

— — — ■ — — — — — 38 39 34 44 

9 9 9 9 9 Transferred to General Administrative Oifices 

Transferred to Circulation Division 



5 6 7 9 8 — — — — — — — — 

7 6 7 4 4 — — — — — — — — 

— — — — — 10 11 11 10 — — — 

— — — — — — — — — 10 11 10 12 

2 2 4 — — — — — — — — 

5 5 6 — — — — — — — — 

— — — 10 10 8 7 888888 



17 — 

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

[4] 455555544333 

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

3 — — — — — — — — 

6878-897888867 
— — — — — — 1 2 3 3 5 4 4 

2333333333333 

5555444344444 
— • — — — — 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 5 

10 11 13 13 12 14 14 14 15 14 14 15 13 

167 175 186 187 183 155 138 137 142 143 149 Ml 157 



[22] 

Distribution of Full-Time Personnel by Categories, December 31, 1947 



LIBRARY WORK.ERS 



General Officers 
Assistants to the Director 
Chiefs of Departments 
Branch Librarians . 
Curator 

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

Assistants, 4fh Step . 
Assistants 

Assistants (Sub-Profession 
Probationary Assistants 
Unclassified Assistants 
Military Substitutes . 

Total 



1 Lib 



rary Service 



12 

4 
19 
25 

1 

6 

28 ' 
17 

1 

2 

4 
23 

5 

4 

4 

115 

42 

36 

73 

4 

425* 



Clerical and Mechanical Workers 



Auditor 

Bookkeeper 

Bookkeeping Machine Operator 

Clerk .... 

Clerk-Typist 

Key Punch Operator 

Shipper 

Shipper's Assistants . 

Clerk-Messengers 

Chief of Binding Department 

Finishers 

Forwarders 

Apprentice Bookbinder 

Working Forewoman of Sewers 

Sewers 

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



1 

4 
10 

1 

I 
10 

I 

2 
1 
1 



27 



* This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent 
on military leave on December 31, 1947 and for whom there were no 
Military Substitutes. 



[23] 



Superintendent of Buildings 


1 




Engineers 


2 




Steamfitter 


1 




Working Foreman of Carpenters 


1 




Carpenters 


2 




Working .Foreman of Painters 


1 




Painters 


2 




Head Electrician 


1 




E.Iectricians 


2 




Electrician's Helper . 


I 




Mason 


I 




Senior Building Custodian . 


1 




Junior Building Custodians . 


25 




Machinist's Helper . 


1 




Nightwatchmen 


2 




Elevator Attendants . 


2 




Housekeeper 


1 




Stenographer 


1 




Cleaners 


26 


74 


Total 




118 


Temporary Junior Building Custo 


dians . . . . .2 


2 


- 




120 



Recapitulation of Full-Time Personnel, December 31, 1947 



Library Workers 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers . 

Total 



. 425 
. 120 

. 545* 



This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent 
on military leave on December 31, 1947 and for whom. there were no 
Military Substitutes. 



[24] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 

as of January 1, 1947 

Classification of Personnel 

the sub-professional library service 

The Non-Technical Library Service 

Extra Assistant 
Unclassified Assistant 

Assistant 

THE PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE 
The Technical Library Service 

Probationary Assistant 

Assistant 

Second Assistant 

Children's Assistant 

Reference Assistant 

Calaloger 

Classifier 

Executive Assistant 

First Assistant 

Children's Librarian 

Reference Librarian 

Cataloger and Classifier 

Administrative Assistant 
The Specialist Service 

Curator 

Readers Adviser 
The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department 

Branch Librarian 

Other Officers 

SALARY SCHEDULES 

The Sub-Professional Library Service 
(To be put into effect insofar as appropriated funds permit.) 

THE NON-TF.CHNICAL LIBRARY SERVICE 

Extra Assistants (by ihe hour only) 

High school students ..... 45 cents per hour 

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

1st year of such library employment 50 cents per hour 

2nd year of such library employment 55 cents per hour 
3rd and subsequent years of such 

library employment 60 cents per hour 



[25] 



Unclassified Assistants (by the hour) 

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

70 cents per hour 
75 cents per hour 
80 cents per hour 

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

Unclassified Assistants (by the week) 

From a beginning rate of $1500 per year up to a maximum of $2000 per year, 
by mdivldual steps of $50.00 each dependent upon meetmg the various steps 
of the required Qualifying Examinations for the Sub-Professional Library 
Service. 

The Professional Library Service 
(To be put into effect insofar as appropriated funds permit.) 

The Technical Library Service 

Probationary 'Assistant .... $185O-$2100 



Assistant 

Second Assistant 
Children's Assistant 
Reference Assistant 
Cataloger 
Classifier 

Executive Assistant 
Assistant, 4th Step 
First Assistant 
Children's Librarian 
Reference Librarian 
Cataloger and Classifier 
Administrative Assistant 
Assistant, 5th Step . 

The Specialist Service 
Curator 
Readers Adviser 



2100^ 2700 

2900 
2900 
2900 
2900 
2900 
2900 
2900 
3100 
3100 
3100 
3100 
3100 
3100 



$330O-$380O 
3300-3800 



The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department 

Branch Librarian .... 

Other Officers 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



$3300-$3800 
3300 - 3800 



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[30] 



COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930 - 1947 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 



$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 

247,982.70 



DISTRIBUTION OF COST OF SALARY INCREASES. 1930 - 1947 



1930 

Increases for 1930 effective al 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 



Total 



1932 

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

Increases for 1932 ....... 



1933 

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



Total 



$12,269.85 



$ 8,713.34 
5,381.00 

$14,094.34 



$ 5,626.78 

None 

$ 5,626.78 

None 

$ 309.84 



Total 



$ 309.64 



[31] 



1934 



Overlay from increases effective in 1933 . . . . . $ 501.79 

Increases for 1934 effective at various dates .... 29,378.22 



1935 



1936 



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 



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 increases 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 31,1 938 but for which provision had to be made 

in 1939 for payment over a full 12 months 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 : 



[32] 



1942 

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

Increases 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 1, 1946, etc. . 



1947 

Overlay from Increases effective in 1946 for which provision 
had to be made In 1947 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Basic increase of $400 per annum for ail city employees as of 
January 1 , 1 947 . . . 

Other increases in 1947 ....... 



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 



None 

$204,000.00 
43,982.70 



Total $247,982.70 



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[34] 

ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1947 



individuals individuals 

examination who passed who failed 

Sub-Professional Library 
Service 

General paper 278 (55%) 231 (45%) 

Profeessional Library 
Service 

General paper 78 (67%) 38 (33%) 

French paper 42 (64%) 24 (36%) 

German paper 12 (60%) 8 (40%) 

Italian paper 4 (677o) 2 (33%) 

Spanish paper 9 (45%) 11 (55%) 



TOTAL 



509 (I007o) 



116 (100%) 

66 (100%) 

20 (100%) 

6 (100%) 

20 (100%) 



QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS, 1947 
The Professional Service 



EXAMINATION 

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

Central Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Branch Libraries (Q) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 

6 ( 56%) 
8 ( 89%,) 
6 ( 60%) 

19 ( 79%) 

13 ( 817^) 



INDIVIDUALS 
AVHO FAILED 

3 (44%,) 

1 (ll7r) 

4 (407o) 

5 (21%) 
3 (\97o) 



9 (100%) 

9 (100%,) 

10 (1007o) 

24 (I007o) 

16 (I007o) 



The Sub-Professional Library Service 



EXAMINATION 

Book Ordering (Q) 
Book Preparation (Q) 
Book Shelving (Q) 
Elementary Cataloging (Q) 
Elementary Classification (Q) 
Filing (Q) 

Registration Procedure (Q) 
Reports and Statistics (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Central Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Branch Libraries (Q) 



INDIVIDUALS 


INDIVIDUALS 




WHO PASSED 


WHO FAILED 


TOTAL 


9 ( 56%) 


7 (44%) 


16 (1007o) 


20 ( 837o) 


4 (17%) 


24 (1007o) 


15 ( 88%) 


2 (12%) 


17 (1007c) 


11 (1007o) 





11 (1007^) 


1 ( 50%) 


1 (50%) 


2 (1007o) 


14 ( 67%) 


7 (33%) 


21 (I007r,) 


17 ( 81%) 


4 (19%) 


21 (1007.') 


9 ( 907o) 


1 (10%) 


10 (1007r) 


15 ( 75%) 


5 (25%) 


20 (1007r) 


10 ( 837o) 


2 (17%) 


12 (100%) 



[35] 



PROMOTIONAL EXAMINAl IONS, 1947 



EXAMINATION 

Advanced Languages — French (II) 
Advanced Languages — • German (II) 
Book as a Physical Artifact (III) 
Boston Public Library — History (III) 
Cataloging (IV) 
Children's Literature (IV) 
Children's Work (V) 
Classification (V) 
Documents — General Field (III) 
Education — General Field (III) 
Fine Arts — General Field (III) 
Library Records (IV) 
Literature — • General Field (III) 
Maps — General Field (III) 
National & Trade Bibliography (III) 
Public Library as an Institution (I) 
Social Sciences — General Field (III) 
Social Sciences and History — 

General Field (II) 
Special Fields — Step IV 
Special Fields — Step V 



INDIVIDUALS INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED VlfHO FAILED 



(100%) 
( 59%) 
( 33%) 
(100%) 
( 50%) 
( 67%) 
( 50%) 
(100%) 
I (100%) 

( 0%) 

1 (I007o) 

( 0%) 
5 ( 71%) 

1 (100%) 
I ( 50%) 
8 ( 80%) 
I (100%) 



2 (100%) 
5 ( 71%) 2 
4 ( 80%) 1 



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41%) 
67%) 

0%) 
50%) 
33%) 
50%) 

0%) 

0%) 
100%) 

0%) 
100%) 
29%) 

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20%) 

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(100%) 
(100%) 
(100%) 
(100%,) 
(100%) 
(100%) 
(100%) 
(100%) 
(100%) 
(100%) 
I (100%) 
7 (100%) 

1 (100%) 

2 (100%) 
10 (100%) 

1 (100%) 



0%) 2 (100%) 
297o) 7 (\007o) 
20%) 5 (100%) 



[36] 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS. 1947 



Edith H. Bailey 
M. Florence Cufflin 



Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1947 



Harold J. Wesson 
Martha G. Finn 
Edith H. Bailey 
Edna C. Langille 
Mary W. Dietrichson 
Marion M. Ellis 
Alice E. Hanson 
Margaret T. Coffey 
Evelina M. Olivier 
M. Florence Cufflin 



After 


9 


years 


of 


service 


After 


10 


years 


of 


service 


After 


16 


years 


of 


service 


After 


18 


years 


of 


service 


After 


19 


years 


of 


service 


After 


21 


years 


of 


service 


After 


24 


years 


of 


service 


After 


26 


years 


of 


service 


After 


26 


years 


of 


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After 


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years 


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[37] 

V 

BOOK STOCK 



Total Number of Volumes in the Library as of December, 31, 1947 



Reference Division 

Central Library 
Business Branch 

Total for Reference Division 
Circulation Division 

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

Branch Libraries 



Allsfon 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
City Point . 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
Faneuil 
*FeIlowes Athenaeum 
Hyde Park . 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point 
Lower Mills 
Mattapan 
Memorial 
Mt. Bowdoin 
Mt. Pleasant 
Neponset 
North End . 
Orient Heights 
Parker Hill . 
Phillips Brooks 
Roslindale 
South Boston 
South End . 
Uphams Corner 
Washington Village 
West End . 
West Roxbury 



Total for Branch Libraries 
Total for Circulation Division 
Total for Entire Library System 



17,045 
19,612 
14,156 
12,264 
16,280 
15,441 
16,149 
15,331 
15,824 
14,560 
19,419 
15,408 
7,901 
9,931 
19,040 
14,005 
12.449 
9,486 
7,315 
11,743 
9,722 
12,525 
6,517 
16,058 
13.195 
15,216 
18,679 
13.375 
21,517 
19.388 

429,551 



1.199,279 
37,445 

1,236,724 1.236,724 



15,931 
1 1 ,730 
33,664 
42,814 



429,551 
533,690 



533,690 



1,770,414 



* In addition 24,689 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] 
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The total number of volumes in the Library at the end of each 
year since its formation is shown in the following statement: 



1852-53 . 

1853-54 

1854-55 

1855-56 

1856-57 

1857-58 

1858-59 

1859-60 

1860-61 

1861-62 

1862-63 

1863-64 

1864-65 

1865-66 

1866-67 

1867-68 

1868-69 

1869-70 

1870-71 

1871-72 

1872-73 

1873-74 

1874-75 

1875-76 

1876-77 

1877-78 

1878-79 

1879-80 

1880-81 

1881-82 

1882-83 

1883-84 

1884-85 

1885 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896-97 

1897-98 

1898-99 

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 
746383 



1900-01 








781.377 


1901-02 








812,264 


1902-03 








835,904 


1903-04 








848,884 


1904-05 








871,050 


1905-06 








878,933 


1906-07 








903,349 


1907-08 








922.348 


1908-09 








941,024 


1909-10 








961.522 


1910-11 








987.268 


1911-12 








1.006,717 


1912-13 








1,049.011 


1913-14 








1.067,103 


1914^15 








1.098,702 


1915-16 








1.121.747 


1916-17 








1.139.682 


1917-18 








1.157,326 


1918-19 








1.173.695 


1919-20 








1.197.498 


1920-21 








1.224.510 


1921-22 








1.258,211 


1922-23 








1 .284.094 


1923-24 








1308,041 


1924-25 








1.333.264 


1925 








1.363.515 


1926 








1.388.439 


1927 








1.418.489 


1928 








1 .442.802 


1929 








1.475.743 


1930 








1.526.951 


1931 








1.572.802 


1932 








1.631.422 


1933 








1.654.017 


1934 








1.673.609 


1935 








1 .682.848 


1936 








1.693.335 


1937 








1.700.681 


1938 








1.693.688 


1939 








1,704,729 


1940 








1.714.923 


1941 








1.720,605 


1942 








1.734,516 


1943 








1 .732.395 


1944 








* 1.7 19,983 


1945 








1.733,000 


1946 








1.757,095 


1947 








1.770,414 



* 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, 1947 

The following statistics include materials received in 1947; 
they do not include materials received in earlier years, but pro- 
cessed only in 1947. 

Classification of Accessions, 1947 

NO. of 
SOURCE volumes 

By purchase ..... 8,8(X) 

By gift 4,460 

By exchange ..... 

By binding of newspapers ... 68 

By binding of serials .... 3,804 



17.132 



DiSTRIb'UTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR THE PURCHASE OF BoOKS 

AND Other Library Materials, 1947 
Reference Division 

From City Appropriation $6,992.54 

From Trust Funds Income 43,041.30 $50,033.84 



Circulation Division 

From City Appropriation $111,541.08 

From Trust Funds Income 828.59 $112,369.67 

$162,403.51 

Distribution of Books Acquired by Purchase 

Reference Division 

From City Appropriation 104 

From Trust Funds Income 4,915 5,019 



Circulation Division 

From City Appropriation 59,202 

From Trust Funds Income 480 59,682 

64.701 



[40] 

Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Circulation Division, 1942- 1947 









NET INCREASE 


TOTAL NUMBER OF 




number of 


NUMBER OF 


OR DECREASE IN 


VOLUMES CIRCU- 


YEAR 


volumes discarded 


VOLUMES ADDED 


NO. OF VOLUMES 


LATION DIVISION 


1942 


58.112 


62,610 


+4,498 


541.286 


1943 


65,632 


51,718 


-13,914 


527,372 


1944 


71.222* 


48,509 


-22,713* 


504,659 


1945 


45,058 


51.222 


+6,164 


510,823 


1946 


40.713 


57,434 


+ 1.672 


527,544 


1947 


44,247 


50,393 


+6.146 


533,690 • 



* 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. 1947 

Books 

Amphiareo da Ferrara, Frate Vespaslano 

Opera. Venice 1555. 
Antoninus 

Confessionale. Breslau, cal475. 
Ariosto 

Orlando Furioso. Venice 1584. 
Authentic Account of the Reduction of Louisbourg. London 1 758. 
Benacci, Vittorio 

Descrittione de gli Apparati Fatti in Bologna per . . . N. S. Papa 
Clemente VIIL Bologna 1598. 
Boccaccio, Giovanni 

Genealogia. Venice 1497. 
Borghini, Raffaello 

II Riposo . . . Florence 1584. 
Chauvet, Jacques 

Les Institutions de I'Arithmetique. Paris 1578. 
Cicero 

De Officiis. Venice 1506. 
Collins, John S. 

Across the Plains in '64. Omaha 1904. 
Cornazzano, Antonio 

Vita de la Madona. Venice 1503. 
Hertz, Henri 

Vers un monde volage. Paris 1926. 
History of the War with America, France, Spain and Holland. Aber- 
deen 1 787. 
Holberg, Nicolai 

Klimii Iter Subterraneum Novam Telluris Theoriam. 1 74 1 . 
Lactantius, Firmianus 

Opera. Venice 1478. 
Land, Edward W., translator 

The Arabian Nights' Entertainment. London 1 838. 
Ludolphus de Saxonia 

Boek van den leven ons heeren Jesus Christi. Zwolle 1495. 
Meyer, J. 

Meyer's Auswanderungsatlas . . , der Westlichen Hemisohaere. 
Mirbeau 

Dingo; illustrated by Bonnard. 
Pace, William B. 

Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics. Great Salt Lake City 1 865 
Palatino, Giovanbattista 

Libro . . . nel qual s'insegna a Scriuere ogni sorte Lettera. Rome 1547. 
Psalterium ex hebreo diligentissime ad verbum fere tralatus: fratre Felice. 

Venice 1515. 
Ramus, C. F. 

Derborence. Grenoble 1 944. 



[42] 

Rouault, Georges 

Cirque de I'Etoile Filante. Paris 1 936. 
Sander, Max 

Le livre a figures italiens. 
Scaliger, Josephus 

Epistola de . . . Gentis Scaligerae, et lul. Caes. Scaligeri Vita. Ley- 
den 1594. 
Sonnets det Eaux— Fortes. 1 869. 
Suares, Andre 

Passion; illustrated by Georges Rouault. Paris 1939. 
Vinci, Leonardo da 

Disegni. Milan 1784. 
Vollard 

Reincarnations du Pere Ubu; illustrated by Rouault. 

Manuscripts 

France, Anatole 

Collection of manuscripts, clippings, etc. 
Horae 

Early North French, Fourteenth Century. 
Ruskin, John 

Original autographed manuscript and letters on Water Colours. 
Seneca 

Tragediae. Fifteenth-century Italian manuscript. 

Prints 

Goya, Francisco 

Caprichos de Co^a, consisting of 80 etchings and aquatints; 

Los Desastres de la Cuerra, consisting of 80 etchings and aquatints. 

A SELECTION OF INTERESTING GIFTS OF BOOKS, 
PRINTS, AND OTHER MATERIALS IN 1947 

Books And Other Materials 

Allen, Lillian S. 

A collection of 141 miscellaneous volumes. 

Brigham, Lucy M. 

A collection of over 35,000 post cards, in filing cases and boxes, 
and 37 Japanese prints. 

Chang, Ta-ch'ien 

Twelve reproductions of drawings copied by Ta-ch'ien Chang from 
the fresco paintings on the walls of the Buddhist cave-temple of 
Ch'ien Fu Tung. 

Doolittle, Mrs. Eben S. 

A collection of 67 volumes on finance, including bound volumes of 
The Economisl covering the years 1928 to 1938. 

Hartwell, Maud A. 

A collection of 44 colored slides. 

Heintzelman, Arthur W. 

The waiercolor drawings of Thomas Rowlandson from the Albert 
H. Wigg'm Collection in the Boston Public Library, with commen- 
tary by Arthur W. Heintzelman. 



[43] 

Latimer, Mrs. Grace Gordon 

A collection of I 6 letters and autographs of William Lloyd Garri- 
son, John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Ralph Waldo 
Emerson, Laura Bridgman, Helen Keller, C. A. Bartol, Edwin 
Booth, Phillips Brooks. 

Loomis, Dorothy L. 

A collection of I 1 5 miscellaneous volumes. 

Lord, Milton E. 

A collection of approximately 540 newspapers and magazines, pub- 
lished in France in the post-liberation period from January 2 to April 
13, 1945. 

New York State Library 

Public papers of Herbert H. Lehman, 49th Governor of the State of 
New York, fourth term, 1941 ; Public papers of Thomas E. DeWey, 
51st Governor of the State of New York, 1944 and 1945. 

Slonimsky, Nicolas 

A collection of 93 pieces of music and publications relating to music 
and musicians. 

Tewksbury, Everett B. 

A collection of 312 volumes and approximately 735 pieces of music, 
and miscellaneous works. 

U. S. Office of Price Administration 

A collection of approximately 90 samples of OPA ration currency, 
containing selected forms and stamps used in the OPA program. 

Prints 

Benson, Frank W. 

A collection of prints of each of Frank W. Benson's plates as they 
have been proved by trials, numbering approximately 357 prints; 7 
cancelled plates of Frank W. Benson. 
Cheffetz, Asa 

Twenty wood-engravings by Asa Cheffetz. 
Kamberg, Abraham 

Four war reproductions by Jean-Louis Forain. 
Merrill, Hiram C. 

Eighty-eight proof prints of wood-engravings by Timothy Cole; 7 
wood-engravings. 
Thai, Sam 

Six prints by Sam Thai. 
Wiggin, Albert H. 
Prints by: 

Austin, Robert 
Two prints. 
Bone, Muirhead 

Two prints. 
Cameron, David Y. 

Three prints 
Griggs, Frederick L. 
Twenty-two prints. 
Legros, Alphonse 
Twenty-three prints. 



[44] 



VI 

USE OF BOOKS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS. 1943 - 1947 

1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 



Refe 



Di 



Central Library 
Business Branch 



119,321 
8,466 



116,380 
8,06S 



109,325 
8,843 



130,310 
12,545 



146,975 
1 1 ,570 



Total for Reference Division 127,787 124,448 118,168 142,855 158,545 

circulation Division 



Open Shelf Department 


161,908 


151,662 


140.894 


148.720 


157.739 


Young Peoples Room 


37,983 


37,719 


37,126 


37.826 


36.988 


School Issue Department 


28,728 


25,527 


19,508 


18.661 


18,585 


Branch Issue Department 


42,523 


47,773 


49,216 


60,696 


61,179 


Staff Library 


725 


871 


988 


1,524 


2,461 


Deposit Circulation 












(estimated) 


252,766 


223,888 


219.203 


233.558 


241.405 


Branch Libraries 












Allston 


101,832 


95,622 


88,086 


85,555 ■ 


85.990 


Brighton 


63,271 


64,767 


59,725 


59,261 


55.182 


Charlesfown 


74,241 


72,769 


74,795 


80,932 


72,413 


City Point 


67,844 


61,871 


55,165 


60,175 


64,158 


Codman Square 


115,310 


112,100 


114,519 


116,619 


114.371 


Connolly 


94,429 


92,487 


92,020 


96,325 


95,096 


Dorchester 


68,404 


65,101 


68,818 


80,496 


82,115 


East Boston 


79,190 


80,872 


82,291 


78,523 


75,409 


Faneuil 


55,766 


52,267 


46,429 


49,561 


45.291 


Fellowes Athenaeum 


44,303 


44,717 


38,023 


38.492 


34.273 


Hyde Park 


70,198 


68,781 


68,301 


69,204 


67,452 


Jamaica Plain 


73,073 


73,050 


71,999 


78.868 


76.919 


Jeffries Point 


33,179 


30,425 


30,158 


23,606 


24.193 


Lower Mills 


45,233 


45,851 


43,300 


46,380 


46,108 


Mattapan 


107,047 


105,119 


101,014 


104,135 


101.930 


Memorial 


105,276 


96,980 


87.927 


85,385 


81.781 


Mt. Bowdoin 


83,399 


74,943 


73,697 


72,571 


72,682 


Mt. Pleasant 


54,324 


53,142 


45,493 


50,476 


44,474 


Neponset 


39,303 


41,%2 


40,351 


42,096 


**28,355 


North End 


60,197 


62,675 


58,249 


54,752 


68,823 


Orient Heights 


35,791 


36,943 


40,600 


40,771 


38,505 


Parker H,ll 


71,038 


69,067 


69,731 


70,413 


67,512 


Phillips Brooks 


26,929 


31,017 


29,524 


27,890 


27,888 


Roslindale 


100,403 


102,053 


104,448 


112,789 


115,014 


South Boston 


54,534 


49,012 


48,572 


51,505 


54,257 


South End 


78,108 


75,227 


69,122 


65,670 


63,998 


Uphams Corner 


99,297 


99.052 


89,680 


*7 1.207 


100,645 


Washington Village 


93,074 


87,708 


80,%2 


87,398 


82,358 


West End 


1 1 7,008 


105,519 


102,091 


100,630 


101.477 


West Roxbury 


106,914 


102,268 


101,548 


104,564 


105,270 


Total for Circulation 












Division 


2,743,548 


2,640,807 


2.543.573 


2,607.234 


2.612,296 



Total for Entire Library 

System 2,871,335 2,765,255 2,661,741 2.750,089 2.770.841 

* Building closed from December 3, 1945 to April 15. 1946 on account 
of fire damage. 
** Building condemned February 3, 1947. Branch reopened in tem- 
porary quarters March 31, 1947. 



[45] 



Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1938 - 1947 









PERCENTAGE OF 






number OF 


INCREASE OR 


INCREASE OR 


PERCENTAGE OF 




BOOKS LENT 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE 


YEAR 


TO BORROWERS 


PRECEDING YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1937 


1937 


4,531,378 












1938 


4,354,044 


-177,334 


-4% 


-4% 


1939 


4,198,975 


-1 55,069 


- 4% 


-7% 


1940 


4,056,963 


-142,012 


-3% 


-10% 


1941 


3,635,933 


-421,030 


-10% 


-20% 


1942 


3,271,619 


-364,314 


-10% 


-28% 


1943 


2,871,335 


-400,284 


-12% 


-37% 


1944 


2,765,255 


-106,080 


- 4% 


-39% 


!945 


2,661,741 


-103,514 


-4% 


-41% 


1946 


2,750,089 


+88,348 


+3% 


-39% 


1947 


2,770,841 


+20,752 


+0.8% 


-39% 



Distribution of Total Circulation in 1947 



HOME USE 



from DEPOSITS IN 
SCHOOLS, INSTITUTIONS, 

AND FIRE HOUSES* TOTALS 



Refe 



Di 



Central Library 

Direct lending lo borrowers 133,909 
Central Library volumes circulated 

through Branch Issue Department 13,066 

Business Branch 11,570 

Total for Reference Division 1 58,545 



133,909 

13,066 
11,570 

1 58.545 



Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department 
Young Peoples Room 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Staff Library 

Branch Libraries 

Allston 

Brighton 

Charleslown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point \ 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 



157,739 

36,988 

18,585 

61,179 

2,461 



85.990 
55,182 
72,413 
64,158 

114,371 
95,096 
82,115 
75,409 
45,291 
34,273 
67.452 
76,919 
24,193 
46,108 

101,930 



222,875 
13,570 



157,739 
36.988 

241.460 

74,749 

2,461 



85.990 
55,182 
72.413 
64,158 

114,371 
95.096 
82.115 
75.409 
45.291 
34,273 
67.452 
76.919 
24.193 
46.108 

101.930 



* Estimated 



[46] 



Memorial 


81.781 





81,781 


Mt. Bowdoin 


72,682 




72,682 


Mt. Pleasant 


44,474 




44,474 


**Neponset 


28,355 




28.355 


North End 


68,823 




68.823 


Orient Heights 


38,505 




38,505 


Parker Hill 


67,512 




67,512 


Phillips Brooks 


27,888 




27,888 


Roslindale 


115,014 




115.014 


South Boston 


54,257 




54,257 


South End 


63.998 




63,998 


Uphams Corner 


100,645 


173 


100.818 


Washington Village 


82.358 


' 


82,358 


West End 


101,477 


4,787 


106,264 


West Roxbury 


105,270 




105,270 



Total for Circulation Division 2,370,891 

Total for Entire Library 2,529.436 



241,405 



241,405 



2,612.296 



2.770.841 



** Building condemned February 3, 1947; Branch reopened in temporary 
quarters March 31, 1947. 



Summary of Circulation by Divisions in 1947 



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 1947 



146.975 




11.570 


1 58.545 


157.739 




36.988 




18,585 




61.179 




2,461 




. 2.093.939 


2.370.891 



2.529,436 



Books Lent for Home Use 
Reference Division 
Circulation Division 

Deposits of Books (estimated) 



158.545 

2,370.891 

241.405 



2.770.84! 



[47] 

Classification of Home Use Circulation in Percentages, 1947 









circulation 


reference 








DIVISION 


DIVISION 


Fiction 


for 


adults 


41 .7% 


4.8% 


Nonficfion 


for adults 


19.1% 


95.2% 


Juvenile 


fiction 


22.0% 




Juvenile 


nonfiction 


17.2% 





100.0% • 100.0% 



Inter-Library Loans, 1947 

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 1,624 

Volumes lent to libraries outside of Massachusetts 369 



1.993 



Registration 
(Two-year period) 

Number of registered borrowers, December 31, 1947: 

Adult 104,179 

Juvenile 58,546 



162,725 

Number of borrowers registered or reregistered during 1947: 

Adult - 50,895 

Juvenile 28,620 



79,515 
Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1943 - 1947 



YEAR 

1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 





PERCENTAGE OF 






INCREASE OR 


PERCENTAGE 01- 


total 


DECREASE OVER 


DECREASE 


NUMBER 


PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1942 


4,369 






3,616 


-17% 


-17% 


3,490 


-3% 


-20% 


3,334 


- 4% 


-24% 


2,908 


-13% 


-33% 


3,348 


+ 15% 


-23% 



[48] 

Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1938 - 1947 



YEAR 
1937 

1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 







PERCENTAGE 


NUMBER of 


PERCENTAGE OF 


OF INCREASE 


VOLUMES 


INCREASE OR DECREASE 


OR DECREASE 


^IRECOVERABLE 


OVER PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1937 


979 






742 


-24% 


-24% 


642 


-137o 


-34% 


645 


+0.5% 


-34% 


577 


-11% 


-A]% 


713 


+24% 


-27% 


1,066 


+50% 


+9% 


797 


-25% 


-19% 


1,119 


+40% 


+ 14% 


954 


-15% 


-3% 


874 


-8% 


-11% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1938 - 1947 



YEAR 
1938 

1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 



total number 

of volumes 
unrecoverable 

742 

642 

645 

577 

713 
1.066 

797 
1,119 

954 

874 





PERCENT OF 


TOTAL NUMBER 


VOLUMES BORROWED 


OF VOLUMES 


WHICH WERE 


BORROWED 


UNRECOVERABLE 


3,470.958 


0.021% 


3.341,153 


0.019% 


3.22 I.I 98 


0.02070 


2.843,210 


0.020% 


2,537,391 


0.028% 


2,218,915 


0.048% 


2.153.367 


0.037% 


2.076,638 


0.054% 


2,106,249 


0.045% 


2,093,939 


0.042 7o 



[49] 
VII 

THE CATALOGS 



Reference Division 

Cataloged 

Csntral Library 
Business Branch 

Serials Added 

Central Library 



7,182 
1,403 



3,068 
11,653 



Circulation Division 
Cataloged 

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



2,666 
1,248 
3,507 
3,276 
39,338 
14 

50,049 



Card Work 

Reference Division 

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



Circulation Division 

Cards processed on duplicating machine 
Cards typed 



51,009 

77,880 

3,307 

132,196 



165,396 
23,011 

188.407 



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

Reference Division 

Central Library (including continuations) 12,623 

Business Branch 1,403 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years but nowf 

found, etc. 1.325 15,351 



[50] 



Circulation Division 

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



Books reported lost or missing in previous years but no\s' 
found, etc. 



49,956 



437 



50.393 
65,744 



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



Reference Division 

Central Library 



Bi 



Br 



4,499 
299 4,798 



Circulation Division 

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



44,247 



49,045 



VIII 
PRINTING AND BINDING 

The Printing Department 

Requisitions received and filled 617 

Cards (indicator, time, guide, etc.) 323,702 

Wiggin Print Collection (exhibition cards) 6,936 

Signs, posters, etc. 1 ,643 

Forms (numbered series, including blank forms) 4,332,890 
Forms, circulars, and sundries (outside the numbered scries) 121,041 

Library publications, including book lists, programs, etc. 164,370 

The Binding Department 

Number of volumes bound in various styles 28,556 

Volumes repaired 317 

Volumes guarded 248 

Maps mounted 29 

Photographs and engravings mounted 1,109 

Library publications folded, stitched, and trimmed 105,934 

Portfolios, blocks, boxes, and desk pads made 2,426 

Covers made (miscellaneous types) 812 

Cutting and bundling 1,080 

Miscellaneous work done 1 1 1 



[51] 

IX 

LECTURES. CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS 
IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 

LECTURES 
GENERAL LECTURE SERIES 



Jan. 6 The Employee and the Labor Union. 



Jan. 1 3 Portraiture Through the Ages. Il- 
lustrated with slides. 



Jan. 1 6 Historic Buildings of Greater Bos- 
ton. Illustrated with slides. 

Jan. 20 The Function of the Music Critic. 

Jan. 26 A Great Literature Without a 
Country. Illustrated with slides. 

Feb. 9 Contemporary American Poets. 

Feb. 1 3 Speech. 



Feb. 20 Discovery at Walden. Illustrated 
with slides. 

Feb. 27 15,000 Miles in a Modern Covered 
Wagon. Illustrated with Koda- 
chrome slides. 



LECTURER 

E. A. Johnson, Secretary- 
Treasurer, Building and Con- 
struction Trades Council of 
the Metropolitan District, A. 

F. of L. 

Dorothy Adlow, Art Critic, 
the Christian Science Monitor. 
Introduced by Arthur W. 
Heintzelman, N. A., Keeper 
of Prints, Boston Public Li- 
brary. 

Frank Chouteau Brown, Ar- 
chitect, and Editor of Old 
Time New England. 

Warren Storey Smith, Music 
Editor, the Boston Post. 

Dr. A. A. Roback, Author 
and Psychologist. Assisted by 
Mrs. Mary Holmes, Dramatic 
Interpreter. 

William Stanley Braithwaite, 
Litt. D., Author and Antho- 
logist. 

Dr. Delbert Moyer Staley, 
Ph. D., LL. B., Litt. D., 
President and Founder of the 
Staley College of the Spoken 
Word. 

Roland Wells Robbins, Poet 
and Lecturer. 

Stewart Anderson, M. A., 
Lecturer. 



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DATE TITLE 

Mar. 2 Art — Yesterday, Today, and To- 
morrow. Lecture demonstration. 



Mar. 6 Spring Specials in the World of 
Books. 



Mar. 9 Shadow and Rainbow in the Philip- 
pines. Illustrated with colored motion 
pictures. 

Mar. 1 3 The Romance of Maps and Map 
Makers. Illustrated with colored 
slides. 



Mar. 20 Harnessing the Colorado River. Il- 
lustrated with colored slides. 



Mar. 27 New England Weather and the 
Weather Bureau. Illustrated with 
slides. 

Mar. 31 Open Garden Gates to a Flower 
Paradise. Illustrated with colored 
motion pictures. 

Apr. 14 Modern Literature about Ancient 
Saints. 

Apr. 21 How to Read the Foreign News. 

Apr. 24 The Art of Sculpture. Lecture dem- 
onstration. 

Oct. 6 Various Aspects of Fire Prevention. 
Illustrated with motion pictures. 

Nov. 9 Echoes from Jewish Literature. 
Symposium. 



LECTURER 



Ella Munsterberg, Senior In- 
structor of Art History, Mas- 
sachusetts School of Art. 

Edna G. Peck, Chief of the 
Book Selection Department, 
Circulation Division, Boston 
Public Library. 

Reverend Carl Heath Kopf, 
Minister of Mount Vernon 
Church. 

Thomas Macoughtry Judson, 
Curator of the Cicognara Col- 
lection of Rare Atlases and 
Maps in the Vatican. 

R. A. Kirkpatrick, LL. D., 
D. Sc. (M. & M.), D. Ec, 
Lecturer, Author, Educator. 

Lyndon T. Rodgers, M.A., 
Meteorologist. 



Dr. Marinus James, Poet and 
Artist. 



Monsignor John J. Wright, 
Secretary to the Catholic 
Archbishop of Boston. 

James H. Powers, Foreign 
Editor of the Boston Globe. 

Bashka Paeff, Sculptor. 



Russell S. Codman, Jr., Fire 
Commissioner of the City of 
Boston. 

Rabbi Herman H. Rubeno- 
vitz. Chairman ; Mrs. Rachel 
Baker, Author; Harry Fein, 
Poet and Author; Dr. A. A. 
Roback, Psychologist and 
Author. 



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De 



What Books Shall I Give for Christ- 



Dec. 21 



Dickens' Christmas Carol. Illustrated 
with slides. 



Elizabeth M. Gordon, Deputy 
Supervisor, In Charge of 
Work with Children, and 
Edna G. Peck, Chief of the 
Book Selection Department, 
Circulation Division, Boston 
Public Library. 

Edward F. Payne, Author 
and Cartoonist, President of 
the Boston Branch of the 
Dickens' Fellowship. 



SPECIAL SUBJECT SERIES 

Applied Science 
(in cooperation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 

DATE TrfLE LECTURER 

Feb. 16 Radar. Illustrated with motion pic- Ivan A. Getting, Ph. D., 
tures, slides, and practical demon- Associate Professor of Electri- 
stration. cal Engineering, M. I. T. 

Mar. 16 The Electron Microscope in Sclen- Cecil E. Hall, M.A., Re- 
tific Research. Illustrated with search Associate in Biology, 
slides. M. I. T. 

Apr. 1 3 Modern Methods of Weather Fore- James Murdock Austin, Sc. 
casting. Illustrated with slides and D., Associate Professor of 
demonstration. Meteorology, M. I. T. 

Culture of France 



Feb. 2 Concert-Lecture. 
Ravel. 



Debussy and Gilles Guilbert, Pianist. 



Feb. 1 7 The Dream of French Cathedrals. Reverend J. David Town- 
Illustrated with slides. send, Lecturer, Writer and 

Traveler. 



Feb. 23 The French Press. 



Jean E. Lagrange, Assistant 
North American Manager for 
Agence France Presse. Intro- 
duced by Monsieur Albert 
Chambon, French Consul at 
Boston. 



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Gallery Talks 

Etchings and Drypoints of James McBey. 

The Wood Engravings of Hiram C. Merrill and His Con- 
temporaries. 

The Lithographs of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. 

The Etchings and Drypoints of Anders Zorn. 

French Prints. 

The Wood Engravings of Asa Cheffetz. 

The Watercolor Drawings by Thom.as Rowlandson. 

The Graphic Arts 

The lectures in this series, with the exception of the lecture given on 

November 1 7, were given by Arthur W. Heintzelman, N.A. 

Keeper of Prints, Boston Public Library 



January 


6 


February 


3 


March 


3 


April 


14 


October 


6 


November 


3 


December 


8 



January 27 The Making of an Etching. Illustrated with slides. 

February I The Making of a Drypoint. Illustrated with slides. 

February 24 The Making of a Lithograph. Illustrated with slides. 

March 1 The Making of a Woodcut and a Wood Engraving. Illus- 

trated with slides. 

March 24 The Making of a Line Engraving. Illustrated with slides. 

April 7 The Making of a Stipple Engraving, Aquatint, and Mezzo- 

tint. Illustrated with slides. 

October 20 Children in the Graphic Arts. Illustrated with slides. 

November 1 7 Notes on the Wood Cut. Illustrated with slides by Asa 

Cheffetz, Wood Engraver. 

December 1 5 The Watercolor Drawings of Thomas Rowlandson. Il- 

lustrated with slides. 



Great Britain Today 



Apr. 1 Britain Today. Illustrated with 
sound motion pictures. 



LECTURER 



Muriel Goodwin, Information 
Officer in Charge of British 
Information Services in New 
England, located at British 
Consulate General Office in 
Boston. 



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Apr. 1 7 British Colonies. Illustrated with 
sound motion pictures. 

Apr. 28 Britain's Visual Educational Pro- 
gram. Illustrated with sound motion 
pictures. 



Bernard Ponsonby Sullivan, 
M. B. E., British Consul 
General in Boston 

Thomas Hodge, Assistant Di- 
rector of the Film Division, 
British Information Services, 
New York. 



Mc 



Ireland In Music And Books 



The Music of Ireland. Illustrated 
by vocal and recorded selections. 



Mar, 30 New Books from Old Ireland. 



John P. McGrail, LL. B., 
Supervisor, Massachusetts De- 
partment of Education. 

Reverend John E. Murphy, 
S. J., Ph. D., Chairman of 
the Department of Gaelic 
Literature, Boston College 
Graduate School. 



Lincoln Era 



TITLE 



LECTURER 



Jan. 23 "John Brown's Body" — A Folk Charles R. Morris, Instructor 
Epic. Illustrated with recordings of in English, Milton Academy. 
Poetic Interpretation of John 
Brown's Body. 

Jan. 30 Lincoln's Reading and Development Stacy B. Southworth, Head- 



of His English Style. 

Feb. 6 The Great Lincoln Collections and 
What Became of Them. 



master, Thayer Academy. 

J. L. McCorison, Jr., D. D., 
S. T. D., Regional Director 
of the National Conference of 
Christians and Jews. 



October 2 7 



November I 6 



Meet the Author 

Alice Dixon Bond, Literary Editor of the Boston Herald 
and the Boston Traveler. Illustrated with colored motion 
pictures. 

Dr. Tehyi Hsieh, M. A., LL. D.. Litt. D.. L. H. D., 
F. N. C, D. A. O., Author. Director of the Chinese Ser- 
vice Bureau in Boston. 

Roads to Understanding the World 



DATE TITLE 

Oct. 1 6 Peoples, Forces, Events in South- 
eastern Europe. 



LECTURER 

Reuben H. Markham. Staff 
Writer, the Christian Science 
Monitor. 



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TITLE 



Oct. 23 India's New Freedom — What it 
Means. 



Oct. 30 Latin America Today. Illustrated 
with colored motion pictures. 



Nov. 6 France as We Found It. 



Nov. 1 3 The Baltic States and Russia. 



Nov. 20 Norway Today. Illustrated with 
motion pictures. 

Dec. 4 The Problem of the Chinese people. 
Illustrated with slides. 



Dec. 1 1 Britain Now. Illustrated with sound 
motion pictures. 



LECTURER 

Eddy Asirvatham, Ph. D., 
Professor of Missions and 
Christian International Re- 
lations, Boston University. 

Eduardo Azuola, Ph. D., 

Professor of Spanish and of 
Latin American History, Bos- 
ton College. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl De Suze. 
Introduced by Monsieur de 
Cabrol, French Vice-Consul at 
Boston. 

Oscar M. Poeld, Director of 
the Board of the Baltic-A- 
merican Society of New Eng- 
land. 

Ingolf V. Bockmann, Lec- 
turer. 

John King Fairbank, Ph. D., 
Associate Professor at Har- 
vard University, and Mrs. 
Fairbank. 

Ruth Landa, British Radio 
Producer and Writer. Intro- 
duced by Muriel Goodwin, 
Information Officer in Charge 
of British Information Services 
in New England, located at 
British Consulate General Of- 
fice in Boston. 



So You Want To Write 



Jan. 5 Short Story Writing. 

Jan. 9 Feature and Magazine Writing. 

Jan. 19 Do You Want to Write? 



William E. Harris, Director, 
Writers' Counsel Service. 

James J. Canavan, Managing 
Editor of Feature News Syn- 
dicate. 

Forum conducted by William 
E. Harris and James J. Cana- 
van with Professor Lawrence 
Bailey, Staley College of the 
Spoken Word, as Moderator. 



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CONCERTS 
Jan. 1 2 Forgotten Songs. Lecture-Concert. 



Feb. 



Mar. 23 



Concert-Lecture. 
Ravel. 



Debussy and 



Chinese Music. Illustrated with piano 
selections. 



Apr. 20 Concert. 



Apr. 27 Concert. 



Nov. 23 Concert. 



Dec. 7 Christmas Concert. 



Rulon Y. Robson, Tenor 
Soloist and Teacher. Assisted 
by Olga Gardner and Miriam 
Meyer, Sopranos ; Donald 
Sullivan, Tenor; Wilfred 
Baetz, Bass; and George 
Faulkner, Pianist. 

Gilles Guilbert, Pianist. 

Gladys Stening, World Trav- 
eler and Authority on Ancient 
String Instruments. 

Rita Copel, Pianist. Intro- 
duced by Leo Litwin, Pianist 
and Teacher. 

Choral Society of the Massa- 
chusetts State Federation of 
Women's Clubs; Alan Pain- 
ten, Conductor; Laura Web- 
ster Hull, Accompanist; Jean 
Kontres, Soprano ; Caroline 
Foster, Contralto ; Faith Car- 
ter; Violinist; Hazel Hal- 
lett. Pianist. 

Ruth Olive, Soprano; Harold 
T. Pierson, Bass-Baritone; 
and Grace B. Davis, Ac- 
companist. 

Elna Sherman, Lecturer-Re- 
citalist and Composer. As- 
sisted by John Wicks. 



LOWELL LECTURES IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Under the Auspices of the Lowell Institute 



Jan. 14 The Unsolved Problems of As- 
through tronomy. (A course of eight lec- 
Feb. 7 tures, Tuesdays and Fridays.) 

Feb. 1 Choral Music of the Renaissance 

through and the Baroque. (A course of 

Mar. 6 eight lectures, Mondays and Thurs- 
days.) 



Harlow Shapley, Ph. D., Di- 
rector of the Harvard College 
Observatory, and associates. 

G. Wallace Woodworth, A. 
M., Professor of Music, Har- 
vard University. 



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Mar. 4 The Federalist, its Political Phi- 
through losophy and its Place in American 

Mar. 28 Constitutional History. (A course of 
eight lectures, Tuesdays and Fri- 
days.) 

Mar. 1 Degeneration, Necrosis and Fibrosis 

through of the Liver. (A course of eight 

Apr. 7 lectures, Mondays and Thursdays.) 



Oct. 1 7 Protoplasmic Ultrastructure and its 

through Physiological Implications. (A 

Nov. 1 4 course of eight lectures, Tuesdays 
and Fridays.) 

Nov. 1 3 City Planning in a Democratic So- 
through ciety. (A course of eight lectures, 
Dec. I 1 Mondays and Thursdays.) 



Benjamin Fletcher Wright, 
Ph. D., Professor of Govern- 
ment at Harvard University. 



Harold Percival Himsworth, 
M. D. (London), F. R. C. 
P., Professor of Medicine in 
the University of London, Di- 
rector of the Medical Unit, 
University College Hospital. 

Francis O. Schmitt, Ph. D., 

Profesosr of Biology in the 

Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. 

Frederick Johnstone Adams, 
B. Arch., Head of the Depart- 
ment of City and Regional 
Planning at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. 



EXHIBITS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 



CHAVANNES GALLERY SARGENT GALLERY 



Jan. 1-12 

Jan. 1 3 - Feb. 1 

Feb. 2 -Feb. 28 

Mar. I -Apr. 5 

Apr. 6 - Apr. 30 

May 1 -June 10 



May 1 - May 31 



Coats of Arms (carved 
plaques and books on herald- 
ry) 

Typographic Designs (book 
designs and layouts by Arthur 
Williams of Little Brown & 
Co.) — in cooperation with 
Printing and Publishing Week 

Cathedrals of France (plates 
and books) 

Wood Engravings in Book Il- 
lustrations 

Button Show — in cooperation 
with the Massachusetts State 
Button Society 

Chinese Art (books, plates, 
and art objects) 

Boston Composers 



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CHAVANNES GALLERY 

June 1 1 — June 22 

June 23 -July 6 

July 7 -July 31 

Aug. 1 - Aug. 3 1 

Sept. 1 - Oct. 3 

Oct. 4 -Dec. 13 

Dec. 15 -Dec. 31 



SARGENT GALLERY 



Aug. 1 -Aug. 31 



Modern South American Lit- 
erature 

John Paul Jones — Bicenten- 
nial, July 6, 1947 

"Rivers of America" hand- 
bound book exhibit 

Clipper Ships 

Maps Showing Tours of U. 
S. Orchestras 

Boston Labor History 

Freedom Documents — in co- 
operation with the Freedom 
Train 

Russian Icons 



Treasure Room 



Jan. 


I - Feb. 


28 


Mar. 


1 -31 




Apr. 


1 -30 




May 


1-31 




June 


1 - Sept. 


30 


Oct. 


1 - Nov. 


30 


Dec. 


1 -31 





History of printing. 

The English novel. 

Medieval manuscripts and early printed books. 

Fifty best books of the year; Medieval manuscripts: 
F-rench illustrators. 

Medieval manuscripts; Latin America. 
Rededication Week. 
Cervantes; Fine bindings. 



[60] 

X 

TRUST FUNDS 

Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - 1947 





BALANCE 




TOTAL AMOUNT 








UNEXPENDED 




AVAILABLE 








FROM 


RECEIPTS 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


dupjng year 


DURING YEAR 


UNEXPENDED 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$74,906.92 


$22,796.21 


$52,n0.71 


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 


1947 


100.874.03 


47,620.06 


148,494.09 


46,156.27 


102,337.82 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - fy47 

AMOUNT unexpended 

from previous 



YEAR 


YEAR 


RECEIPTS 


expenditures 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$22,796.21 


1931 


52,110.71 


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 


51.161.81 


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 


1947 


100,874.03 


47,620.06 


46,156.27 



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Income from Trust Funds. 1930 - 1947 



YEAR 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 



WITHOUT 


FOB PURCHASE 


WITH 


TOTAL 


ESTRICTION 


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 


6,03435 


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 


55,200.41 


6,122.91 


43,195.35 


3.380.56 


52,698.82 


6,213.92 


4 1, 2 16.46 


3,370.22 


50,800.60 


5,806.88 


41.240.89 


3.779.05 


50,826.82 


5.928.48 


37,833.86 


3.857.72 


47,620.06 



[62] 

INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1947 
General Summary 

Without restriction as to use of income $5,928.48 

For purchase of library materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books $18,268.86 

Books only — without restriction as to kind of books 9,872.34 

Books only — with restriction as to kind of books 9,692.66 37,833.86 



With miscellaneous restrictions as to use of income 

.For special purposes, not purchase of library materials $1 ,290.34 

For specified branch libraries 1,063.37 

For newspapers only 1,504.01 3,857.72 $47,620.06 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1947 
By Individual Funds 

Without Restriction as to Use of Income 

Bernard $60.00 

Bradley 35.00 

Center 1 ,244.66 

Ford 240.00 

Ford Trust (1935) 162.84 

Hemenway 200.00 

Hyde 1 44.64 

Kirstein 1 50.00 

Lambert 38,06 

Moore 4.34 

North 60.00 

Phillips 1,050.00 

Sigilman 338.67 

Skinner 1,525.52 

Stewart 140.00 

Treadwell 534.75 $5,928.48 



Funds Whose Income is Available for Purchase of Libr.ary M.\terials 

For the Purchase of Library Materials \\ hich May or May Not be Books 
(By terms of ^ift) 

Benton $17,994.12 

Blanchard 62.70 

Gardner 137.50 

Gest 74.54 $18,268.86 



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



Ainsley 


$4,224.59 


Knapp 


$330.00 


Bigelow 


40.00 


Sewall 


1,062.50 


BilHngs 


3,244.51 


Underhill 


11.73 


Clement 


80.00 


Wadlin 


69.37 


Cutter 


145.40 


Wales 


212.50 


Kimball 


415.74 


Wilson 


36.00 



9,872.34 



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 



$445.52 


Lewis 


$200.00 


2,000.00 


O'Reilly 


44.20 


425.00 


Pierce 


222.62 


75.74 


Reed 


30.00 


1 ,000.00 


Scholfield 


2,220.89 


42.50 


Storrow 


750.00 


46.99 


Ticknor 


162.12 


2.50 


Townsend 


160.00 


425.00 


Twentieth Regiment 


212.50 


- 94.59 


J. L. Whitney — Books 


589.99 


247.50 


J. L. Whitney — Manus 


295.00 



9,692.66 37,833.86 



FuND.s With Miscell.^ncous 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 3.00 

Sargent 109.16 

A. L. Whitney 179.7S 

J. L. Whitney — Bibliographic 700.00 

J. L. Whitney — Care and Cataloging of Manuscripts 294.99 $1,290.34 



For Branch Libraries 

Guerrier $10.11 

T. B. Harris 36.46 

Hinsman ' 5.67 

, E. Lawrence 20.00 

Loring I 1-25 

Mead 36.85 

Morse 30.00 

Oakland 457.37 

Pratt 34.94 

South Boston 2.50 

Tufts 408.22 1 ,063.37 



For Newspapers only 
Tcdd 



1 ,504.01 



3,857.72 



$47,620.06 



[64] 

LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31. 1947 

I he figures listed are for the book values of investments as of December 
31, 1947. 

Ainsley Fund — Bequest of Emily L. Ainsley, under Article 1 2 of 
her will, for the purchase of books. Received in 1 938. $205,505.46 

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: 

"Trvelfth: 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. $1,109,519.59 

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

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

$2,232,387.06 

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, 1 850, when Mayor of the City. 

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

Robert Charles Billings Fund — Bequest of RoBERT Charles Bil- 
lings. 

"The sum to constitute a permanent fund for said library, to be 
called the Robert Charles Billings Fund, the income only to be used 
for the purpose of the purchase of books for said library." Re- 
ceived in 1903. $100,757.47 

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 1 940. $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 

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

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

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

Joseph H. Center Fund — Bequest of JOSEPH H. CENTER, the income 
thereof to be at all times applied to the purchase of books and other 
additions to the Library. Received in 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 "1 he Children's Fund," and the income applied to the pur- 
chase of books for the use of the young, to be applied for those pur- 
poses only in years when the City appropriates for the maintenance 
of the Library at least three per cent of the amount available for 
department expenses from taxes and income in said City. In any year 
when the City does not thus appropriate at least three per cent of the 
amount available for department expenses from taxes and income in 
said City, the income given in said will for the purchase of books 
for the young shall be paid to the Rector of Trinity Church in the 
City of Boston to be by him dispensed in relieving the necessities of 
the poor. $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 1898. 

$2,574.09 

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

$4,270.00 



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

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

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

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

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

Isabella Stewart Gardner Fund — Bequest of Isabella Stewart 
Gardner. 

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

$5,000.00 

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

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

Edith Guerrier Fund — Donation made by associates of 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 literary and ethical value 
for adults to be placed in the branch libraries of the Boston Public 
Library system. Received in 1940. $456.92 

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



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

Charlotte Harris Fund — Bequest of CHARLOTTE HARRIS, the object 
of which is stated in the following extract from her will: "I give to 
the Charlestown Public Library $ 1 0,000, 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. $1,138.28 

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

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

$3,542.00 

Hinsman Fund — In memory of Mrs. LiZZlE 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. $2,000.00 
The Oakland Hall Trust Fund — By an interlocutory decree of the 
Probate Court for the County of Suffolk, the amount of$l 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 Hollingsworth, Sumner A. Burt and 
Amor L. Hollingsworth, all of Milton, Mass., and John H. Mc- 
Kendry, of Boston, Mass., entered into the sixth day of August, 
1870. The above amount was accepted by the City, January 2, 
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 17, 1883, 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 RlCHARD 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 Public 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 with the terms and 
conditions of said \\nll, 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 Hbrary; 
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 Charlestov^Ti Branch. Received in 1 906. 

$10.13L77 



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Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund — Donation on account of the 
Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund, the income to be used 
for the purchase of books of a military and patriotic character, to be 
placed in the alcove appropriated as a memorial to the Twentieth 
xRegiment. 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. WadliN, of 
Reading, former Librarian, of $2,000 to the Trustees of the Pub- 
lic Library of the City of Boston to be permanently funded and the 
income thereof used for the purchase of books. Received in 1 932. 

$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 the purchase of rare and expensive books, and one share 
for the purchase and care of manuscripts; one-half at least of the 
share devoted to manuscripts to be expended for their cataloguing 
and proper care. $42,274.25 

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 $205,505.46 

Ariz Fund 10,080.00 

Bates Fund 50,000.00 

Benlon Book Fund 1,109,519.59 

Benton Building Fund 2,232,387.06 

Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund 2.000.00 

Bigelow Fund 1.000.00 

Robert Charles Billings Fund 100,757.47 

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 ........ 1 50.00 

Children's Fund 100,000.00 

Clement Fund 2,000.00 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund ...... 2,574.09 

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 

Franklin 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 1,138.28 

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 Fund 

Charles Mead Fund 

George W. Moore Fund 

Francis A. Morse Library Fund 

Gardner O. North Fund 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund 

John Boyle O'Reilly Fund . 

Phillips Fund 

Pierce Fund 

Sarah E. Pratt Fund . 

Guilford Reed Fund . 

John Singer Sargent Fund . 

Scho! field Fund . 

Sewall Fund 

Sigilman Fund 

Skinner Fund 

South Boston Branch Library Trust Fund 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund 

James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) Fund 

Ticknor Fund 

William C. Todd Newspaper Func 

Townsend Fund . 

Treadwell Fund . 

Nathan A. Tufts Fund 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial 

Francis Jay Underbill Fund 

Horace G. Wadiin Fund 

Wales Fund 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 

Mehilable C. C. Wilson Fund 

Total 



500.00 

2.530.51 

217.00 

1,000.00 

2.000.00 

11.781.44 

1,000.00 

30,000.00 

5,012.90 

1.494.18 

1.000.00 

3.858.24 

61 ,895.25 

25,000.00 

18,788.31 

51,732.14 

100.00 

3.500.00 

25.000.00 

4,000.00 

50,116.41 

4,000.00 

13.987.69 

10.! 3 1. 77 

5.000.00 

524.70 

3,756.35 

5.000.00 

5.000.00 

42.274.25 

1. 000.00 

$4,381,376.62 



GIFTS FOR IMMEDIATE USE 
Received During the Current Year 

Albert H. Wiggin 

(for Print Department) 
Trustees under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 

(for general purposes of the Library) 
Pianoforte Teachers' Society of Boston 

(for piano music and literature having to do with the piano) 
The Friends of Polish Culture of Boston 

(for books on Polish Art) 
Nathan H. Friedman ...... 

(for West End Branch Library, for purchase and maintenance 
of Jewish peridoicals and publications) 
Hiram C. Merrill 

(for Print Department) 
Anonymous .......... 

(for films for Library's audio-visual education program) 
Jan Quen .....•••••• 

(for books for Jamaica Plain Branch Library) 
Anonvmous Gift A ..•■•••• ■ 



Unexpended Balances 

Remaining from Gifts Received in Current and Previous Years, 
as of December 31, 1947 

Anonymous Gift A ...•••••• • 

Anonymous Gift B ...•••••• • 

Nathan H. Friedman ........•• 

Frances S. H. Houston .......•• 

The Friends of Polish Culture of Boston ....•• 

Pianoforte Teachers' Society of Boston ....•• 

Jan Quen .....••••••• 

J. Ashton Reid 

Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 



$1,184.10 

1,040.40 

327.93 

250.00 

100.00 

100.00 

100.00 

30.00 

4.00 



$4.00 

100.00 

207.13 

5.00 

61.10 

327.93 

30.00 

30.74 

5,607.52 



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XI 

OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1947 

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 ihe 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 

*On military leave — Mildred C. O'Conno 
**Savah W. Flanncry, Assistant-ln-Charge 



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 
Edward H. Redstone 
John M. Carroll 

Bradford M. Hill 

Zoltan Haraszti 
Arthur W. Heintzelman 

Christine Hayes 
William J. Ennis 

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

Bradford M. Hill 
r, 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 



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

Harriet Swift 



Circulation Division 

Chief Librarian of the Circulation 

Division Orlando C. Davis 

Assistant to the Chief Librarian of the 

Circulation Division Ruth S. Cannell 

Supervisor in the Circulation Division Ada A. Andelman 

Deputy Supervisor, In Charge of Work 

with Children Elizabeth M. Gordon 

Deputy Supervisor, In Charge of Work 

with Adults Muriel C. Javelin 



Branch Librarians 

*AlIston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
City Point 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
^"'^Faneuil 
^""^^ Fell owes Athenaeum 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point 
Lower Mills 
Mattapan 
Memorial 
v*¥V]yit Bowdoin 

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

*Sarah Richman, Assistant-in-Charge 
''''■^Florence B. Darling, Assistant-in-Charge 
■^^'^Gladys R. White, Assistant-in-Charge 
*^**Frances C. Lepie, Assistant-in-Charge 



Vacant 

Katrina M. Sather 
Mary K. Harris 
Helen M. O'Leary 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Margaret A. Calnan 
Margaret A. Morgan 



Dorothy 1-. Nourse 

Vacant 

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 

Vacant 

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. Peck 
Grace B. Loughlin 

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



Division of Business Operations 



Superintendent of Buildings 

Auditor 

Chief of Binding Department 

Chief of Book Preparation Department 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department 

Chief of Printing Department 

Chief of Shipping Department 

Officers of the Library, 



Comptroller, Emeritus 

Supervison of Training, Emeritus 
Supervisor of Branch Libraries, Emeritus 
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 



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

Emeritus 

James W, Kenney 

Bertha V. Hartzell 
Edith Guerrier 

Alice M. Jordan 

Marion A. McCarthy 
Alice V, Stevens 
Lucien E. Taylor 
Laura R. Gibbs 



The 



F. Br 



Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 



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



Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 



William J. Mulloney 

John H. Reardon 

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



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
1947 



Statement 

OF 

Expenditures and Receipts 



[80] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Expenditures for Personnel: 

Permanent and Probationary employees fex- 
clusive of Printing and Binding Department 
employees) ...... 

Sundays and Evenings, extra and other service . 



$1,169,404.80 

202,256.69 $1,371,661.49 



Expenditures for Service Other Than Personal: 


Printing and binding . 


, 


$109.80 


Advertising 








536.00 


Transportation of persons . 








3,310.13 


Express charges . 








13,119.63 


Light, heat, and power 








47,558.52 


Rent, taxes, and water 








22,348.91 


Bond and insurance premiums 








512.50 


Communication 








5,362.58 


Cleaning 








3,273.87 


Removal of waste 








100.50 


Medical .... 








4.00 


Expert .... 








9,496.19 


Stenographic and copying . 








1,871.07 


Fees .... 








190.80 


Photographic and blueprinting 








379.89 


General repairs . 








51.718.70 


Miscellaneous services 








269.46 160.162.55 


Expenditures for Equipment: 






Machinery 


. 


$102.50 


Electrical 






5,678.79 


Motorless vehicles 






665.35 


Furniture and furnishings . 






1.767.53 


Oifice .... 






7,624.98 


Books: 






City appropriation 


$105,192.70 




Trust funds income 


25,430.3 


3 


130,623.03 


Manuscripts: 






Trust funds income 








8,726.13 



Periodicals: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Newspapers : 

Cily appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Microfilms: 

Trust funds income 
Photostats: 

Trust funds income 
Posters, prints, and maps: 

Trust funds income 
Phonograph records: 

Trust funds income 
Miscellaneous: 

Cily appropriation 

Trust funds income 

Tools and instruments 
Miscellaneous equipment 

Carried forrvard 



$10,306.05 
2,563.22 



$1,755.16 
1.426.89 



$1,279.71 
4,328.64 



12,869.27 

3.182.05 

1,025.12 

12.50 

243.10 

113.96 

5.608.35 

1.525.65 

4.040.06 183.808.37 

$1,715,632.41 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1947 



Receipts from: 

City Appropriation 1947 .... 
Income from Trust Funds .... 
James L. Wihtney Bibliographic Account . 
Gift of Nathan H. Friedman . 
Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 
Anonymous Gift A . 
Anonymous Gift B . 

Gifts of Friends of Polish Culture of Boston 
Gift of Hiram C. Merrill .... 
Gift of Pincioforte Teachers' Society of Boston 
Gift of Jan Quen ..... 
Gift of Albert H. Wiggin .... 



$1,817,549.94 

46,920.06 

700.00 

100.00 

1.040.40 

4.00 

100.00 

250.00 

100.00 

327.93 

30.00 

1.184.10 $1,868,306.43 



Carried forward 



$1,868,306.43 



[82] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Drought forxuarJ . 
Expenditures for Supplies: 
Office .... 

Fuel .... 

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

Chemicals and disinfectants 
Miscellaneous supplies 

Expenditures for Materials: 
Building .... 
Electrical 
Miscellaneous materials 



Pensions ..... 

Workmen's Compensation 

1946 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, ice . 
Trust Funds Income, foreign books an 
supplies .... 



Building 



d miscellaneous 



Gift of Nathan H. Friedman . 

Gift of Friends of Polish Culture of Boston 

Gift of Mrs. Donald C. Starr . 

Gift of Hiram C. Merrill . 

Gift of Albert H .Wiggin for Immediate Use 

Binding Department: 

Salaries ....... 

Gas, light, and heat ..... 

Express ....... 

Repairs ....... 

Machinery equipment ..... 

Electrical equipment ..... 

Tools and instruments .... 

Supplies ....... 

Stock ....... 

Workmen's compensation .... 



$1,715,632.41 


$15,692.66 




11,363.97 




27.84 




3,090.60 




35.50 




130.26 




312.14 




2,692.51 


33,345.48 


$3,223.01 




2,434.06 




3.198.40 


8,855.47 




1 ,429.08 




220.60 




6,309.95 




16.790.52 



3,584.68 

$42.11 

400.00 

500.25 

23.90 

1,320.12 2,286.38 



$17.37 

188.90 

2.06 

100.00 

1,184.10 



$64,653.1 1 

64.08 

83.79 

256.36 

1,012.00 

475.00 

105.32 

265.70 

6,080.74 

71.00 



Printing Department: 

Salaries .... 
Gas, light, and heat . 
Photographic and blueprinting 
Repairs .... 
Supplies .... 
Machinery materials . 
Stock .... 

Building materials 
Workmen's compensation . 



$16,773.16 

7.14 

155.62 

10.50 

131.98 

25.90 

4,718.52 

65.97 

820.43 



1 ,492.43 



73,067.10 



Carried forivard 



22,709.22 
$1,885,723.32 



[83] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1947 



Brought forward . ' . 
Balance Brought Forward from 1946: 
1 rust Funds Income .... 
James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 
Gift of Nathan H. Friedman . 
Gift of Francis S. H. Houston . 
Gift of J. Ashton Raid . 
Gift of Mrs. Donald C. Starr . 
Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 
Special Appropriation: Library Building 

Roof Construction .... 
Departmental Equipment Non- Revenue 

1943 Unliquidated Reserve 

1944 Unliquidated Reserve 

1945 Unliquidated Reserve 

1946 Unliquidated Reserve 



$1,868,306.43 



$96,544.63 

4.329.40 

124.50 

•5.00 

30.74 

2.06 

4.567.12 

7.648.79 

18,541.18 

1,310.27 

384.55 

3.70 

6,609.98 



140,101.92 



Carried forrvard 



$2,008,408.35 



[84] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forward . . . . 

Amounts Paid Into the City Treasury 
Fines .... 

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



Balance, December 31, 1947: 

Trust Funds Income ..... 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account . 

Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 

Gift of Friends of Polish Culture of Boston 

Gift of Frances S. H. Houston . 

Gift of Pianoforte Teachers' Society of Boston 

Gift of Jan Quen ..... 

Gift of J. Ashton Reid .... 

Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 

Anonymous Gift A . 

Anonymous Gift B . 



$1,885,723.32 



Balance Unexpended, December, 31, 1947: 

Special Appropriation: Central Library Building 

Roof Construction .... 

Departmental Equipment Non-Revenue 

1943 Unliquidated Reserve 

1944 Unliquidated Reserve 

1945 Unliquidated Reserve 

1946 Unliquidated Reserve 
General Appropriation: 

Amount carried forward to 1948 $6,159.30 

Amount to be returned to City Treasury 1.17 



$26,494.50 
279.78 
1 ,400.25 
662.05 
868.96 
598.55 
625.14 



30,929.23 



ncoine on nan 



hand 



$97,308.42 


5,029.40 


207.13 


61.10 


5.00 


327.93 


30.00 


30.74 


5.607.52 


4.00 


100.00 108,711.24 


$4,064.11 


1,750.66 


1,310.27 


384.55 


3.70 


300.03 


6,160.47 


434.24 14,408.03 



To Balance 



$2,039,771.82 



[85] 
AND RECEIPTS. DECEMBER 31. 1947 



Brought forrvard .... 

Receipts from: 

Fines ...... 

Sales of Publications 

Payments for lost books and damages 

Commission on telephone stations 

Commission on coin locks . 

Sale of waste paper .... 

Miscellaneous receipts 



$2,008,408.35 



$26,888.88 
290.43 
1 ,408.33 
662.05 
868.96 
598.55 
646.27 



31,363.47 



To Balance 



$2,039,771.82 



8.20.48: 400 



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