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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1948 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 



TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



ROBERT H. LORD. President 

Term expires April 30, 1952 

FRANK W. BUXTON 

Term expires April 30, 1950 

FRANK J. DONAHUE FRANCIS B. MASTERSON 

Term expires April 30, 1953 Term expires April 30, 1951 

ABRAHAM E. PINANSKI 

Term expires April 30, 1949 



MILTON E. LORD 
Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 



I, — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1948 

II — Appropriations and Expenditures for 
Personnel, 1930-1948 

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 31,1 948 

Financial Statement .... 



10 
15 
35 
43 
49 
50 
51 
60 

76 
79 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930 - 1948 



Total Expenditures, 1930 - 1948 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 



FROM ANNUAL 

CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$1,132,520.06 
1.239.257.45 
1.147.579.89 
1.000.431.87 
1.065.367.44 
1,139.114.88 
1.116.657.14 
1 ,204.994.47 
1.231,278.52 
1,231.198.08 
1.232.633.01 
1,274,184.45 
1,272,554.07 
1.254,573.76 
1,280.646.51 
1,309,615.79 
1,379,562.24 
1,811,389.47 
2,132,297.40 



FROM SPECIAL 

CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$237.962.1 1 

309.794.65 

126.345.78 

1 .027.43 

41.049.17 

36,295.49 

74.434.97 

73.204.16 

66,243.11 

39,997.19 

52,930.24 

37,398.01 

92,356.86 

72,904.22 

11,913.99 



1.211.26 

20,375.20 

7.815.88 



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 

56,808.38 30,821.98 



TOTAL 

$1,393,278.38 
1.569,891.83 
1,296,726.71 
1 ,028.093.24 
1,125.500.43 
1.199,906.87 
1,249,924.97 
1,329.567.12 
1,383,860.59 
1.391,169.10 
1.414.055.74 
1.405.816.49 
1.415,806.83 
1.388.579.81 
1 .334,486.88 
1,352,698.88 
1,427,152.03 
1,879,413.37 
2,227.743.64 



Distribution of Expenditukes From Annual City Appropriations, 1930-1948 





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 


912,33926 


99,233.95 


127,541.67 


1.139.114.88 


1936 


930,788.04 


54,999.98 


130,869.12 


1.116,657.14 


1937 


975,751.61 


81,522.49 


147,720.37 


1.204,994.47 


1938 


1,023,225.41 


73,874.93 


134,178.18 


1.231,278.52 


1939 


1,032,696.19 


54,999.97 


143,501.92 


1.231.198.08 


1940 


1 ,045,735.40 


57,499.94 


129,397.67 


1.232,633.01 


1941 


1,043,754.52 


74,999.47 


155,430.46 


1,274,184.45 


1942 


1,062,220.17 


88,000.00 


122,333.90 


1,272,554.07 


1943 


1,036,381.35 


75,000.00 


143,192.41 


1 ,254.573.76 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


80,000.00 


141,974.55 


1,280,646.51 


1945 


1.064,343.72 


81,701.74 


163,570.33 


1 ,309,61 5.79 


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 


1948 


1,718,217.60 


119,000.00 


295,079.80 


2.132.297.40 



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Distribution of Expenditures From Income of Trust Funds, 1930 - 1948 





books and other 




YEAR 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


SALARIES 


1930 


$22,466.21 


$180.00 


1931 


19,259.55 


1,480.18 


1932 


20,045.62 


2,755.42 


1933 


23.873.19 


2.760.75 


1934 


16,996.57 


2.087.25 


1935 


22,264.83 


1 ,602.67 


1936 


56,909.96 


1.274.07 


1937 


49,641.81 


1.128.00 


1938 


82,756.96 


3,126.00 


1939 


116,257.43 


3,257.33 


1940 


124,618.89 


2.070.00 


1941 


92,182.66 


1,500.00 


1942 


48,447.64 


1.500.00 


1943 


58,488.39 


1.704.33 


1944 


39,735.05 


625.00 


1945 


41.370.31 


481.65 


1946 


43.140.12 


189.45 


1947 


43,869.89 


42.11 


1948 


53,621.35 


342,00 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 



$150.00 


$22,796.21 


100.00 


20,839.73 




22,801 .04 
26,633.94 









19,083.82 


629.00 


24,496.50 


642.00 


58.826.03 


392.00 


51,161.81 


456.00 


86,338.96 


385.10 


119.899.86 


1,714.80 


128,403.69 


286.68 


93,969.34 


678.06 


50,625.70 


823.90 


61,016.62 


479.83 


40,839.88 


843.45 


42.695.41 


1,870.04 


45,199.61 


2,244.27 


46,156.27 


2,845.03 


56,808.38 


siMEDiATE Use. 1930 - 1948 


BOOKS AND OTHER 




UBRARY MATERIALS 




$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 




30,821.98 





[4] 

II 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1930 - 1948 

Total Appropriations and Expenditures for All Personnel, 1930 - 1948 





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 


1933 


915.000.00 


912,339.26 


2.660.74 


1936 


921.000.00 
985,000.00 


930,788.04* 
975,751.61 




1 7J\J 

m7 


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 


1.897.25tt 


1947 


1,454,799.00 


1,453,087.76 


1.711.24ttt 


1948 


1,720,905.84 


1,718,217.60 


2,688.24tttt 



* To lake care of the commitments above the amount appropriated for 1936, the 
sum of $9,788.04 was transferred from unexpended balances in other accounts 
of the Library. 
** $18,775.53 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
*** $18,693.10 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
**** $16,055.83 transferred to other accounts of the Library, and $5,844.33 trans- 
ferred to other City of Boston Departments at the request of the Budget Com- 
missioner of the City of Boston. 
t $5,587.13 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
tt $1,897.25 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
ttt $1,711.24 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
tttt $2,688.24 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For All Personnel, 1930-1948 

TOTAL expenditures % OF % OF 

FOR salaries & WAGES 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 -7.77o +2.4% 

1934 821,974.51 -1-4.2% +6.7% 

1935 912,339.26 +11.0% +18.3% 

1936 930,788.04 +2.0% +20.8% 

1937 975,751.61 +4.8% +26.6% 

1938 1,023,225.41 +4.8% +32.7% 

1939 1.032,696.19 +0.9% +33.9% 

1940 1,045,735.40 +1.2% +35.7% 

1941 1,043.754.52 -0.2% +35.4% 

1942 1,062,220.17 +1.7% +37.8% 

1943 1,036.381.35 -2.4% +34.5% 

1944 1,058.671.96 +2.2% +37.4% 

1945 1.064,343.72 +0.5% +38.2% 

1946 1,108,102.75 +4.1% +43.8% 

1947 1,^53.087.76 +23.7% -'-88 6% 

1948 1,718,217.60 +18.2% 4-123.07c 



[5] 

Cha>ge5 Yi_i^s By Veak In Total ELxpexihtuiiiis For R£cvl« Sesvkx 
(Fl-ll-Tme PneoNKn), 1930 - 1948 





TOTAL EXPLXIHTVRES 


%OF 


^Of 




FOR SALARIES & -SrAaT-S 


CH.A.VGE FROM 


CHANCE 


ixak 


FOR RECLX^« SERV7CE 


PRECEDISC •iXAR 


nKMil929 


1929 


S.^-^■■47.Q8 






1930 


r^-.- 53.74 


-^.6^ 


—4.6*?; 


1931 


73-i. 150.50 


— 5^^ 


-rl0.6<ie 


1932 


74622132 


^1.6^ 


-rl2.4% 


1933 


683.61 S.01 


-8.4^ 


-3.0*^ 


1934 


6ft? 797.16 


-0.1 <?t 


-2.9-^- 


1935 


79927134 


-rl7.I^ 


-r2a4% 


1936 


833. 763 .88 


—43^ 


+25.8% 


1937 


875.93734 


~5.\^c 


+32-1% 


1938 


932,57939 


-^^3^ 


+40.7% 


1939 X 


945.123J1 


-13^ 


+C3% 


1940 


954292.69 


^1.1<^ 


+43.8% 


1941 


941.70731 


-13^ 


+41.8% 


1942 


939370.95 


-02^c 


+•13% 


1943 


918.76336 


-22% 


+38.4% 


1944 


933.02830 


—1.6^ 


— 4a6% 


1945 


Q40227.10 


^-^iA^ 


+41.6% 


1946 


961314.81 


-t-4-4% 


-r47.8'^ 


1947 


1250.831.07 


-r2I3% 


+88.4% 


1946 


1.487337.16 


^18.9^ 


-124.0 r 



Ch-Vnges ^'ea.k By Ye^ui In Total ELxpentjitl-res For Extr.a Service 
(Past-Time Personnxl, Etc.). 1930 - 1948 





total E-VPENTXTL-RES 


% OT 


%or 




F<» SALARIES & W.AGES 


CH.JCVGE FROM 


CHANGE 


1-E.AR 


FOR E.VTR.A SERVICE 


PRECEWNG -JX-AR 


FHOM1929 


1929 


$104,03228 






1930 


112214.67 


— 7.8'-^ 


—7.8*^ 


1931 


115.888.67 


-33^^ 


-113% 


1932 


105.44838 


-9.0^^ 


-1.4% 


1933 


102.982.11 


-23% 


-1.0'^ 


1934 


111.792.41 


— 8.6^c 


—7.4% 


1935 


96330.61 


-13.8^r 


-7.4% 


1936 


92411.73 


-4.1 'v 


-11.1% 


1937 


97.706.13 


-5.7^r 


-^0*^ 


1938 


88305.46 


-9.6^c 


-15.1% 


1939 


85^1.98 


-3.0*^ 


-17.6^ 


1940 


89,517.71 


-43^ 


-11.6'^- 


1941 


100,13621 


-11.8^ 


-3.7% 


1942 


120.98322 


-20.6% 


+163'^ 


1943 


115.031.99 


-4.9% 


-10.6% 


1944 


122.061.66 


-^I'v 


-I73<-:^ 


1945 


120.536.62 


-1.1% 


+15.8'^ 


1946 


] 22.^53 04 


^2.0<^ 


+182*^ 


1947 


198.611.69 


-38.0^r 


+91.0% 


1948 


230.650.44 


— 16.1'-: 


-1217% 



[61 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1948 

Summary by Divisions 
Administrative Offices 



Regular Service 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $4,181.30 
Sunday Service 1,384.41 


$78,554.97 
5,365.71 




Total Expenditures for Administrative Offices 

Circulation Division 
Regular Service 
Extra Service 

Part-time Service $92,926.29 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

bv the hour 11,107.24 
Sunday Service 5,500.74 


$672,464.21 
109,534.27 


$84,120.68 


Total Expenditures for Circulation Division 

Reference Divisio.n 
Regular Service 
Extra Service 

Part-time Service $48,448.17 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

by the Hour 474.27 
Sunday Service 29.836.07 


$411,215.15 
78,758.51 


781.998.48 


Total Expenditures for Reference Division 

Division of Business Operations 

Regular Service 

Extra Service 

Part-lime Service $350.74 
Evening and Holiday Service 23,973.15 
Sunday Service 8,893.06 


$325,302.83 
33,216.95 


489,973 66 


Total Expenditures for 

Division of Business Operations 

Miscellaneous Services 
Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 


$3,485.00 
120.00 


358,519.78 


Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous Services 


J EL 


3,605.00 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR ALL PERSON^ 


$1,718,217.60 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES. 

1948 

REGULAR PART-TIME SUNDAY TOTAL 

UNIT SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE 

Director's Office $36,239.12 $36,239.12 

Personnel Office 19,427.32 19,427.32 

Information Office 13.907.81 $4,181.30 $1,384.41 19,473.52 
Records. Files, and 

Statistics Office 8,980.72 8,980.72 



Total Expenditures for 

Administrative Offices $78,554.97 $4,181.30 $1,384.41 $84,120.68 



[7] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN CIRCULATION DIVISION, 1948 



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 

$34,584.02 
7,104.12 
1 7,899.90 
27,121.81 
19,887.21 
21,772.70 
12,671.19 
17,693.75 

513,729.51 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 

$326.22 



JANITORIAL AND 

CLEANING 

SERVICE 

BY THE HOUR 



1,147.68 

2,657.26 
7,282.31 
65.75 
2,270.60 
4,416.82 
74,759.65 



$11,107.24 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



$2,388.97 
1 ,379.78 
1,731.99 



$672,464.21 $92,926.29 $11,107.24 $5,500.74 $781,998.48 



Branch Libraries 

Allston 

Brighton 

Charlestov^n 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

tiast Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Lower Mills 

Maftapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt". Pleasant 

Neponse! 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hilj 

Phillips Brooks 

Roshndale 

South Boston 

South End 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

V/est End 

West Roxbury 

Total Expenditures for 
Branch Libraries 



$19,077.54 
18,730.44 
20,555.85 
13,328.28 
22,152.13 
19,141.27 
15,547.13 
20,981.08 
1 5,576.05 
14,330.01 
16,342.83 
1 7,990.38 
10,909.55 
12,578.24 
23,229.61 
21,999.40 
17,663.70 
10,543.74 

8,357.61 
21,611.61 
12,102.60 
19,656.18 

8,088.46 
21,174.98 
12,951.79 
1 5,902.98 
20,073.09 
17,455.75 
23,412.48 
22,264.74 



$2,021.04 
2,147.93 
2,554.72 
2,962.02 
4,781 .95 
3,149.57 
2,407.25 
2,241.14 
1 ,642.66 
2,387.64 
1,683.30 
3,426.45 
2,033.69 
957.53 
2,327.54 
2,798.85 
1,754.50 
1,693.14 
2,677.15 
2,863.54 
1 ,205.48 
1 ,299.07 
1,463.51 
2.289.44 
2,974.85 
2,074.40 
5,947.30 
2.841.94 
4,084.55 
2,067.50 



$832.47 
474.21 



592.37 

381.65 
148.78 

606.36 

14.03 

259.41 
124.08 



M ,325.78 
465.88 

1 ,700.84 
693.68 

1,770.44 
387.73 
312.06 



494.55 
517.92 



$21,098.: 
21,710.! 
23,584. 
16,290.: 
26.934. 
22,883. 
17,954.: 
23,603.1 
17,367. 
16,717,1 
18,632. 
21,416.1 
12,957.: 
13,535. 
25.816.: 
24.922. 
19,418.: 
12,236.i 
12,360. 
24,941. 
1 5,008.< 
21,653. 
1 1 ,322.' 
23.852. 
16.238.' 
17,977. 
26,020. 
20,297.' 
27,991. 
24,850. 



$513,729.51 $74,759.65 $11,107.24 



[8] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL. IN REFERENCE DIVISION, 1948 



REGULAR 

Unit service 

Executive Staff $21,207.00 

Book Selection Department 6,844.32 

Book Stack Service 90,683.07 
Cataloging and Classification Dept. 66,286.69 

Fine Arts Department 25,894.57 

General Reference Department 31,392.32 

History Department 12,858.63 

Music Department 10,633.01 

Periodical and Newspaper Dept. 23,275.89 

Print Department 12,374.71 

Rare Book Department 24,471.60 

Science and Technology Dept. 24,050.83 

Statistical Department 14,144.81 

Teachers Department 10,802.48 

Business Branch 36,295.22 



Total Expenditures for 
Reference Division 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 

$371.59 



JANITORIAL AND 

CLEANING 

SERVICE 

BY THE HOUR 



1 5,229.02 
5,88Q.79 
4,917.57 
3,919.26 

745.10 
2,845.83 
4,620.61 
1,124.45 
1,931.74 
3,336.64 
1 ,850.96 
1 ,044.44 

621.17 



$474.27 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 

$1,799.17 



9,630.01 

3,218.76 

4,248.71 

819.74 

994.29 

3.606.70 

242.55 

1,634.03 

1,403.17 

1,140.35 

1 ,098.59 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 



$411,215.15 $48,448.17 



$474.27 $29,836.07 $489,973.66 



[9] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS, 194f 



REGULAR 

Unit service 

Bu.siness Office $8,358.67 

Accounting Department 16,175.38 

Binding Department 76,956.50 

Book Preparation Department 18,185.82 

Book Purchasing Department 47,437.05 
Buildings Department: 

Mechanical Service 101,870.13 

Cleaning Service 27,200.40 

Printing Department 17,993.29 

Shipping Department 7,416.92 

Stock Purchasing Department 3,708.67 

"Unliauidated" Evening Service 



Total Expenditures for Division 

of Business Operations $325,302.83 



EVENING AND 
PART-TIME HOLIDAY 

SERVICE SERVICE 



$350.74 



$1,977.65 



13,447.08 
7,325.68 

23.38 

1.199.36 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



$91.68 



6,145.01 
2,656.37 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$8,358.6; 
18,244.7 
76,956.51 
18,536.51 
47,437.0: 

121,462.2: 

37,182.4 

17,993.2' 

7,440.31 

3,708.6 

1, 199 .31 



350.74 $23,973.15 $8,893.06 $358,519.7i 



EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES. 1948 



Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for 
Miscellaneous Services 



$3,485.00 
120.00 



$3,605.00 



RECAPITULATION. 1948 



Regular Service 

Full-time Members of the Staff 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Sunday Service 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service by the Hour 



Miscellaneous Services 
Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for All Personnel 



$145,906.50 

30,263.33 

45,614.28 

5,291.33 


$1,487,537.16 

227,075.44 


$3,485.00 
120.00 


3,605.00 




$1,718,217.60 



[10] 

III 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 

CiTV Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and Other Library Materials 

1919 - 1948 



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* 












i 00.000' 


1926 












. 125.000 


1927 












. 125.000 


1928 












125,000 


1929 












140.000 


1930 












160.000 


1931 












175.000 


1932 












160.000 


1933 












75,000 


1934 












100.000 


1935 












100.000 


1936 












55,000 


1937 












75,000 


1938 












73.875 


1939 












55,000 


1940 












57,500 


1941 












75,000 


1942 












88,000 


1943 












75,000 


1944 












80,000 


1945 












85,000 


1946 












90,000 


1947 












125,000 


1948 












125.000 



* February 1 - December 31, 1925 only. 



Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 1930 - 1948 





from 


FROM INCOME 




YEAR 


CITY FUNDS 


OF TRUST FUNDS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$159,999.97 


$22,466.21 


$182,466.18 


1931 


190.636.12 


19,259.55 


209.895.67 


1932 


159.970.58 


20,045.62 


180.016.20 


1933 


87,323.50 


23,873.19 


111.196.69 


1934 


98,291.63 


16.996.57 


1 1 5,288.20 


1935 


99,233.95 


22.264.83 


121.498.78 


1936 


54,999.98 


56,909.96 


111.909.94 


1937 


81.522.49 


49,641.81 


131.16430 


1938 


73.874.93 


82,756.96 


156,631.89 


1939 


54.999.97 


116,257.43 


171.257.40 


1940 


57,499.94 


124,618.89 


182.118.83 


1941 


74,999.47 


92.182.66 


167.182.13 


1942 


88.000.00 


48,447.64 


136,447.64 


1943 


75.000.00 


58.488.39 


133.488.39 


1944 


80,000.00 


39.735.05 


119.735.05 


1945 


81,701.74 


41.370.31 


123,072.05 


1946 


90,899.98 


43,140.12 


134.040.10 


1947 


118,533.62 


43.869.89 


162,403.51 


1948 


119,000.00 


53,621.35 


172.621.35 



[11] 



Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials by Divisions. 1938-1948 



YEAR 

1938 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


CIRCULATION 
DIVISION 

$56,631.10 
2.482.71 


REFERENCE 
DIVISION 

$17,243.83 
80,274.25 


ENTIRE 
LIBRARY 
SYSTEM 

$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 


$171,257.40 

$57,499.94 
124.618.89 


Total 

1941 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$65,405.58 

$74,992.27 
3,340.50 


$116,713.25 

$7.20 
88,842.16 


$182,118.83 

$74,999.47 
92,182.66 


Total 

1942 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$78,332.77 

$87,991.81 
1,917.04 


$88,849.36 

$8.19 
46,530.60 


$167,182.13 

$88,000.00 
48,447.64 


Total 

1943 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$89,908.85 

$75,000.00 
1.174.83 


$46,538.79 
$57,313.56 


$136,447.64 

$75,000.00 
58.488.39 


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 

1948 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$112,369.67 

$111,999.95 
1,212.50 


$50,033.84 

$7,000.05 
52,408.85 


$162,403.51 

$119,000.00 
53,621.35 


Total 


$113,212.45 


$59,408.90 


$172,621.35 



[12] 

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

1930 - 1948 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




total 


FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 


PERCENTAGES 


EXPENDITURES 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


FROM CITY funds 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,132,520.06 


$159,999.97 


14.12% 


1.239,257.45 


190,636.12 


15.38% 


1,147,579.89 


159.970.58 


13.94% 


1,000.431.87 


87,323.50 


8.73% 


1 .065,367.44 


98,291.63 


9.23% 


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 


118,533.62 


6.54% 


2,132,297.40 


119,000.00 


5.58% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures 

1930 - 1948 



year 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 



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 
1,424,761.85 
1,857,545.74 
2,189,105.78 



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% 


115,288.20 


10.637o 


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% 


133,488.39 


10.15% 


119,735.05 


9.06% 


123,072.05 


8.85% 


134,040.10 


9.417^ 


162,403.51 


8.75% 


172,621.35 


7.88% 



[13] 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1948 





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% 


1,138.671.96 


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 


8% 


1,571.621.38 


I007<^ 


1948 


1.718.217.60 


94%, 


119,000.00 


6% 


1.837.217.60 


100% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1948 



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% 


1.182.98330 


100% 


1939 


1,035.953.52 


86% 


171,257.40 


14% 


1,207,210.92 


100% 


1940 


1 ,047,805.40 


85% 


182,118.83 


15% 


1 ,229,924.23 


100% 


1941 


1,045,254.52 


86% 


167,182.13 


14% 


1,212,436.65 


100% 


1942 


1.063,720.17 


89% 


136,447.64 


11% 


1,200,167.81 


100% 


194^ 


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% 


1948 


1,718.559.60 


91% 


172,621.35 


9% 


1,891,180.95 


100% 



[14] 

Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1948 









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% 


1 50,000.00 


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% 


1 50,000.00 


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% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1,260,000.00 


100% 


1947 


1 ,642,076.53 


92% 


1 50,000.00 


8% 


1 ,792,076.53 


100% 


1948 


1,720,905.84 


92% 


1 50,000.00 


8% 


1.870,905.84 


100% 



[15] 

IV 

PERSONNEL 

Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1930 - 1948 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES & 
WAGES FOR ALL 
YEAR PERSONNEL 

1929 $770,367.26 

1930 809,530.41 

1931 852,987.17 

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

1935 912,339.26 

1936 930,788.04 

1937 975,751.61 

1938 1,023,225.41 

1939 1,032,696.19 

1940 1,045,735.40 

1941 1,043,754.52 

1942 1,062,220.17 

1943 1,036,381.35 

1944 1,058,671.96 

1945 1,064,343.72 

1946 1,108,102.75 

1947 1,453,087.76 

1948 1,718,217.60 



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



+5.1% 
+10.7% 
+10.8% 

+2.4% 

+6.7% 
+18.3% 
+20.8% 
+26.6% 
+32.7% 
+33.9% 
+35.7% 
+35.4% 
+37.9% 
+34.5% 
+37.4% 
+38.2% 
+43.8% 
-f 88.6% 
+ 123.0% 

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



602 




644 


+7.0% 


657 


+9.1% 


665 


+10.5% 


695 


+ 15.5% 


679 


+ 12.8% 


687 


+ 14.1% 


699 


+ 16.1%' 


705 


+ 17.1% 


697 


+ 15.7% 


687 


+14.1% 


632 


+5.0% 


656 


+9.0% 


607 


+0.8% 


641 


4-6.4% 


630 


+4.6% 


620 


+2.9% 


624 


+3.6% 


664 


+10.0% 


671 


+11.0% 



Cost and Number of Regular Service, 1930 - 1948 









TOTAL NUMBER OF 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




REGULAR SERVICE 






FOR SALARIES & 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR REGULAR 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31 St 


% OF CHANGE 


YEAR 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 




475 




1930 


694,183.74 


+4.6% 


512 


+7.8% 


1931 


734,150.50 


+ 10.6% 


535 


+ 12.6% 


1932 


746,221.52 


+ 12.4% 


537 


+13.0% 


1933* 


683,618.01 


+3.0% 


550 


+15.8% 


1934* 


682,797.16 


+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% 


1948 


1,487,537.16 


+ 124.0% 


579 


+21.8% 



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



[16] 

Cost and Number of Extra Service (Part-Time Personnel, etc.), 1930 - 1948 



total expenditures 
for salaries & 
wages for extra 

year service 

1929 $104,032.28 

1930 112,214.67 

1931 115,888.67 

1932 105,448.58 
1933* 102.982.11 
1934* 111,792.41 

1935 96,330.61 

1936 92,411.73 

1937 97,706.13 

1938 88,305.46 

1939 85,661.98 

1940 89,517.71 

1941 100,136.21 

1942 120,983.22 

1943 115,031.99 

1944 122.061.66 

1945 120,536.62 

1946 122,983.94 

1947 198,611.69 

1948 230,680.44 



TOTAL EXTRA SERVICE 
PERSONNEL IN TERMS 

OF EQUIVALENT OF 

FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 

AS OF 

% OF CHANCE DECEMBER 3 1 sf % OF CHANGE 

FROM 1929 IN EACH YEAR FROM 1929 



+7.8% 

+ 11.3% 

+ 1.4% 

-1.0% 

+7.4% 

-7.4% 

-11.1% 

-6.0% 

-15.1% 

-17.6% 

-13.9% 

-3.7% 

+ 16.9% 

+ 10.6% 

+ 17.3% 

+ 15.8% 

+ 18.2% 

+90.9% 

+ 121. 77c 



127 
132 
122 
128 
145 
116 
116 
121 
113 
107 
107 

89 
145 
106 
130 
116 
104 
114 
119 

92 



+3.9% 

-3.9% 

+0.8% 

+ 14.1% 

-8.6% 

-8.6% 

-4.7% 

-1 1 .0% 

-15.7% 

-15.7% 

-29.9% 

+14.1% 

-16.5% 

+2.3% 

+8.6% 

-18.1% 

-10.27o 

-6.3% 

-27.5% 



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



[17] 

DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS, I929-194J 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 

General Adminislralive Offices 14 11 13 22 22 22 23 26 

DiviMon of Business Operations 119 138 127 112 112 122 130 133 

Circulai.on Division 210 254 257 237 233 225 235 253 

Reference Division ' 132 160 183 143 149 141 157 167 

Total 475 563 580 514 516 510 545 579 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1948 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 

Executive Department 1 1 

Editor's Department 1 

Training Class 2 ■ ■ 

Training Oifice 2 2 

Director's Office 11 13 6 8 7 7 9 

Information Office 6 4 6 6 6 

Personnel Office 5 5 6 6 7 

Records, Files, and, Statistics Office 3 3 3 4 4 

Total 14 II 13 22 22 22 23 26 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1948 
DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 

Division of Business Operations, 

Executive Staff 5 5 - — 

Business Office 3 4 3 4 4 

Auditor's Department 5 

Auditing Department 5 5 

Accounting Department 7 7 6 7 6 

Ordering Department 13 

Book Purchasing Department 17 17 15 18 18 20 19 

Book Preparation Department 7 7 8 

Stock Purchasing Department 2 2 2 2 2 2 J 

Shipping Department 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 

Bindery Department 31 — — ■ 

Binding Department 35 34 26 27 26 27 27 

Printing Department 66665655 

Engineers Department 41 

Bufldings Department 45 39 38 37 34 39 44 

Cleaners 23 20 16 13 10 17 16 16 

Total 119 138 127 112 112 122 130 133 



[18] 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 
CIRCULATION DIVISION 



1929 - 1948 



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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 



Circulation Division, Executive Staff 

Branch Department 
Central Office, Branch Libraries 
Book Preparation Department 
Cataloging and Classification Dept. 
Branch Issue Department 

Book Selection Department 



Registration Department 

Open Shelf Department 

Chiidiens Department 
Young Peoples Room 

School Issue Department 

Allston 

Andrev/ Scjuare 

Boylston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Bostoii 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jam.cica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Kirslein 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mount Bowdoin 

Mount Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Pai-ker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

Roxbury Crossing 

South Boston 

South End 

Tyler Street 

Uphams Corner 

^X'ashington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Total 



z:) 


26 


21 


5 
6 


3 *- 

7 


— 












6 


6 


7 








10 


10 


10 


10 


10 




— 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


3 




— 




8 


7 


8 


8 


9 





— 




6 


6 


6 


7 


7 


8 


5 





















5 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 






8 


5 


5 


5 


6 


7 


4 
4 
4 


8 
5 
5 


8 
5 
7 


7 


7 


6 


6 


8 














7 


6 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


8 


9 


9 


6 


7 


8 


7 


7 


2 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


T 


5 


7 


8 


8 


7 


7 


6 


8 


8 


— 






7 


7 


7 


6 


8 


6 


7 


7 


6 


5 


6 


6 


6 


11 


11 


10 


8 


9 


8 


8 


9 


3 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


7 


6 


7 


6 


6 


5 


5 


5 


7 


7 


7 


6 


6 


5 


5 


6 


6 


5 


6 


5 


6 


5 


8 


7 


3 


5 


6 


6 


4 


4 


4 


4 


— 


3 


4 


Close 


;d July 1, 


1940 






3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


4 


5 


9 


10 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


9 


12 


n 


8 


7 


8 


7 


8 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


5 


7 


7 


3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


4 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


8 


10 


10 


8 


8 


8 


8 


9 


3 


4 


4 


4 


5 


3 


4 


4 


3 


8 


8 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 




3 


3 


3 


3 


2 


3 


3 


5 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


8 


9 


4 


4 


Closed 


July 


1, 1938 








8 


8 


7 


4 


5 


5 


5 


4 


8 


7 


6 


5 


5 


5 


5 


6 


4 


4 


Closed 


July 


1, 1938 








10 


9 


10 


8 


7 


7 


8 


8 









6 


6 


5 


7 


7 


9 


9 


9 


9 


8 


9 


8 


9 


6 


8 


8 


7 


7 


7 


8 


9 



210 



254 257 



237 



133 



lib 



235 253 



* Transferred to Division of Business Operations February 13, 1946 



[19] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929-1948 — REFERENCE DIVISION 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 

Reference Division, Executive Staff 6 11 3 3 5 6 5 

Book Selection Department 2 

Book Selection Department, 

Reference Division 2 2 2 2 2 2 

Catalog Department 19 • 

Shelf Department 15 • 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 33 31 27 30 28 27 30 

Registration Department 8 9 10 Transferred to Circulation Division 

Issue Department 36 40 46 — 

Book Stack Service 38 39 34 44 46 

Information Department 5 6 9 Trans, to General Administrative Office 

Open Shelf Department Transferred to Circulation Division 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals 25 ■ 

Genealogical Department I 

Bates Hall Reference Desk 5 8 

Bates Hall Centre Desk 7 4 

Main Reading Room 

General Reference Department 10 11 10' 12 12 

NeVrfspaper Department 2 • 

Periodical Department 5 

Pejiodical and Newspaper Department 10 8 8 8 8 8 

Special Libraries Department 19 

Fine Arts, Rare Book, and 

Technology Departments 

Technology, Fine Arts, and 

Music Department 16 - — - 

Fine Arts Department [8] [9] 10 9 9 8 9 10 

Music Department [4] [3] 5 4 3 3 3 4 

Science and Technology Department [4] [4] 10 8 8 8 10 8 

Patent Department 3 • 

Rare Book Department [3]8 8 8 8 6 7 8 

Print Department - — - — - 3 5 4 4 4 

Teachers Department 1 3 3 3 3 3 4 

Statisiical Department 55444445 

History Department 2 2 3 5 5 

Business Branch 11 12 14 14 15 13 16 

Total 132 160 183 143 149 141 157 167 



[20] 

Distribution of Full-Time Personnel by Categories, December 31, 1948 



General Officers 

Assistants to the Director 

Chiefs of Departments 

Branch Librarians 

Curator 

First Assistants 

Children's Librarians 

Cataloger and Classifier 

Administrative Assistants 

Assistants, 5th Step . 

Second Assistants 

Children's Assistants 

Catalogers 

Executive Assistant . 

Assistants, 4th Step . 

Assisanfs 

Assistants (Sub-Professional 

Probationary Assistants 

Unclassified Assistants 

Military Substitute . 

Total 



LIBRARY WORKERS 



Library Service) 



12 

4 

20 

30 

1 

34 

23 

1 

2 

4 

20 

3 

4 

1 

4 

107 

53 

57 

73 

1 

454 



Clerical and Mechanical Workers 



Auditor .... 

Bookkeeper 

Bookkeeping Machine Operator 

Clerk .... 

Clerk-Typist 

Key Punch Operator . 

Shipper .... 
Shipper's Assistants 

Clerk-Messenger 

Chief of Binding Department 

Finisners 

Forwarders 

Apprentice Bookbinder . 

Working Forewoman of Sewers 

Sewers .... 

Apprentice Sewer 

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



1 

4 
10 



27 



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Superintendent of Buildings 

Engineers 

Steamfitter 

Working Foreman of Carpenters 

Carpenters 

Working Foreman of .Painters 

Painters 

Head Electrician 

Electricians 

Electrician's Helper 

Mason .... 

Fire Prevention Inspector 

Senior Building Custodian 

Junior Building Custodians 

Machinist's Helper 

Nightwatchmen 

Elevator Attendants 

Housekeeper 

Assistant Housekeeper . 

Stenographer . . . 

Cleaners . . . 

Total 

Temporary Painters 

Temporary Junior Building Custodians 



1 

2 
1 
1 

2 
1 

2 
1 
2 
I 
I 
1 
1 

25 
1 

2 
2 
1 
1 
1 

28 



78 
120 

5 
125 



Recapitulation of Full-Time Personnel, December 31, 1948 



Library Workers 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 



454 
125 



Total 



579 



[22] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE BIBLIOTHECAL SERVICE 

as of July L 1948 

Personnel Classification 

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 
Cafaloger 
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-technical LIBRARY SERVICE 

Extra Assistants (by the hour only) 

High school students ..... 55 cents per hour 

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

Isl year of such library employment 60 cents per hour 

2nd year of such library employment 65 cents per hour 

3rd and subsequent years of such 

library employment 70 cents per hour 



[23] 

Unclassified Assistants (by the hour) 

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

30 cents per hour 

90 cents per hour 

$1 .00 per hour 

or at hourly rates dependent upon the qualifications of the individual, 
and based on the weekly rales 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 $1800 per year up to a maximum of $2300 per year, 
by individual steps of $50 each dependent upon meeting the various steps of 
the required Qualifying Examinations for the Sub-Professional Library Service; 
or for specialist activities at a rate to be determined for each case individually. 



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



The Technical Library Service 

Probationary Assistant (Steps 1 to 5) 

Assistant (Steps 1-3) 

Second Assistant (4th step) 
Children's Assistant (4th step) 
Reference Assistant (4fh step) 
Cataloger (4th step) 
Classifier (4lh step) . 
Executive Assistant (4th step) 
Assistant, 4th Step 

First Assistant (5th step) 
Children's Librarian (5th step) 
Reference Librarian (5th step) 
Cataloger and Classifier (5th step) 
Administrative Assistant (5th step) 
Assistant, 5th Step 

The Specialist Service 

Curator .... 

Readers Adviser 



$2150-$2400 

2400- 3000 

3200 
3200 
3200 
3200 
3200 
3200 
3200 

3400 
3400 
3400 
3400 
3400 
3400 



$3600-$4100 
3600- 4100 



Specialist activities 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department 
Branch Librarian 



$3600-$4100 
3600- 4100 



Other Officers 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



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COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930 - 1948 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 



AMOUNT 

$12,269.86 

14,094.34 

5,626.78 

309.84 

29,880.01 

15,891.29 

11.918.89 

47.137.52 

51.067.44 

31.127.91 

44,793.41 

54.943.1 1 

30,595.85 

10,632.70 

39,028.57 

30,861 .40 

29,401 .47 

247,982.70 

193,295.81 



DISTRIBUTION OF COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930 - 1948 



1930 

Increases fer 1930 effective at various dates 

1931 

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

Increases for 1931 effective at various dates 



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 



$12,269.66 



$ 8,713.34 
5,381.00 

$14,094.34 



$ 5,626.78 
None 

$ 5,626.78 
None 

$ 309.84 



Total 



$ 309.84 



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1934 



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



1935 



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 dales 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, 1938 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 I. 1941 .... $54,943.11 

Total $54,943.1 1 



[30] 



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. . 



Total 



1944 

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

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



Total 



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 all city employees as of 
January 1, 1947 ... . . . . 

Other increases in 1947 ....... 



1948 

Overlay from increases effective in 1947 for which provision 
had to be made in 1948 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1948 effective January 1, 1948, etc. . 



None 
$30,595.85 



Total $30,595.85 



None 

$10,632.70 

$10,632.70 



None 

$39,028.57 
$39,028.57 



None 
$30.861 .40 

$30.861 .40 



None 

$29,401 .47 



Total $29.401 .47 



None 

$204,000.00 
43,982.70 



Total $247,982.70 



None 

$193,295.81 



Total $193,295.81 



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ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1948 



individuals individuals 

examination who passed who failed 

Sub-Professional Library 
Service 

General Paper 229 (63%) 136 (37%) 

Professional Library 
Service 

General Paper 108 (72%) 41 (287o) 

French Paper 46 (557o) 38 (45%>) 

German Paper 15 (7\%) 6 (297o) 

Italian Paper 7 (88%,) 1 (12%,) 

Spanish Paper 12 (4^%) 13 (52%) 



365 (100%,) 



149 (1007c) 

84 (100%) 

21 (I007o) 

8 (I007o) 

25 (100%) 



QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS, 1948 
The Professional Library Service 



examination 

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

Central Libary (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Branch Libraries (Q) 



individuals 


individuals 




who passed 


WHO failed 


total 


10 (71%) 

5 (71%) 

6 (50%) 


4 (29%) 
2 (29%) 
6 (50%) 


14 (1007c) 

7 (1007c) 

12 (1007c) 


27 (907^) 


3 (10%) 


30 (1007c) 


.21 (95%) 


I ( 5%) 


22 (1007c) 



The Sub-Professional Library Service 



individuals individuals 

examination who passed who failed total 

Book Ordering (Q) 5 (247c) 16 (767c) 21 (1007c) 

Book Preparation (Q) 24 (837c) 5 (177c) 29 (1007o) 

Book Shelving (Q) 17 (687c) 8 (32%) 25 (I007o) 

Elementary Classificahon (Q) 15 (94%) I ( 6%) 16 (1007o) 

Filing (Q) 21 (68%) 10 (32%) 31 (1007c) 

Registration Procedure (Q) 18 (647c) 10 (367r) 28 (1007c) 

Reports and Statistics (Q) 18 (647c) 10 (367c) 28 (100%) 
Boston Public Library — ■ 

Central Library (Q) 20 (61%) 13 (397) 33 (100%) 
Boston Public Library — 

Branch Libraries (Q) 13 (76%) 4 (247) 17 (1007c) 



[33] 



PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1948 



EXAMINATION 

Advanced Languages — French (II) 

Advanced Languages — German (II) 

Book as a Physical Artifact (III) 

Cataloging (IV) 

Children's Literature (IV) 

Children's Work (V) 

Classification (V) 

Education — General Field (III) 

Fine Arts — General Field (III) 

Library Administration (V) 

Library Records (IV) 

Literature — General Field (III) 

National and Trade Bibliography (III) 

Public Library as an Institution (I) 

Social Sciences and History — 

General Field (II) 
U. S. Government Documents (IV) 
Special Field (IV) 
Special Field (V) 



INDIVIDUALS 


INDIVIDUALS 






WHO PASSED 


WHO FAILED 




TOTAL 


9 ( 90%) 


1 


(10%) 


10 


(100%) 


3 ( 75%) 


1 


(25%) 


4 


(100%) 


( 0%) 


2 


(0%) 


2 


(100%) 


1 ( 33 7o) 


2 


(67%) 


3 


(100%) 


1 ( 33%) 


2 


(67%) 


3 


(100%) 


2 ( 67%) 


1 


(33%) 


3 


(100%) 


1 (100%) 





(0%) 


1 


(100%) 


1 ( 50%) 


1 


(50%) 


2 


(100%) 


1 (100%.) 





(0%) 


1 


(100%) 


1 (100%) 





(0%) 


1 


(100%) 


2 (100%) 





( 0%) 


2 


(100%) 


2 ( 40%) 


3 


(60%) 


5 


(100%) 


4 (100%) 





(0%) 


4 


(100%) 


4 ( 80%) 


1 


(20%) 


5 


(100%) 


1 ( 33%) 


2 


(67%) 


3 


(100%) 


2 (100%) 





( 0%) 


2 


(\m%) 


7 ( 88%) 


1 


(12%) 


8 


(100%) 


6 ( 86%) 


1 


(14%) 


7 


(100%) 



[34] 

APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1948 



Mildred C. O'Connor 

Sarah W. Fiannery 
Dorothy M. Lovell 
Geraldine M. Altman 
A. Virginia Haviland 
Ruth M. Hayes 
Frances C. Lepie 



Chief of Cataloging and Classification Department, 

Reference Division 
Chief of History Department 
Business Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 



Catherine P. Loughman 


Branch Librarian 


Irene H. Tuttle 


Branch Librarian 


Gladys R. White 


Branch Librarian 


Geraldine T. Beck 


First Assistant 


Helen A. Brennan 


First Assistant 


Anne F. Coleman 


First Assistant 


William J. Earley 


First Assistant 


Charles L. Higgins 


First Assistant 


Evelyn G. Green 


First Assistant 


Mary G. Langton 


First Assistant 


Joseph A. Lynch 


First Assistant 


Mary J. Obear 


First Assistant 


Elinor E. Day 


Children's Librarian 


Margaret M. Donovan 


Children's Librarian 


Martha C. Engler 


Children's Librarian 


Marjorie M. Gibbons 


Children's Librarian 


Marie R. Kennedy 


Children's Librarian 


Bette B. Freer 


Children's Librarian 


Ruth Riceman 


Children's Librarian 


Mary D. Farrell 


Second Assistant 


Effie C. Freeman 


Second Assistant 


Mary W. Waters 


Cataloger 


William J. Earley 


Reference Assistant 


Russell A. Scully 


Executive Assistant 



Patrick A. Kennedy 
John W. J. Tuley 



Senior Building Custodian 
Fire Prevention Inspector 



William J. Ennis 
Mary W. Dietrichson 
Margaret H. Reid 
Mary M. Sullivan 



Chief of Book Stack Service, Emeritus 
Business Branch Librarian, Emeriius 
Branch Librarian, Emeriius 
Branch Librarian, Emeriius 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1948 



Isabelle L. Tice 
Catherine Reardon 
Margaret H. Reid 
Mary M. Sullivan 
William J. Ennis 



After 21 years of service 

After 29 years of service 

After 41 years of service 

After 46 years of service 

After 48 years of service 



135] 

V 

BOOK STOCK 

Total Number of Volumes in the Library as of December 31, 1948 
Reference Division 



Central Library 
Business Branch 

Total for Reference Division 
Circulation Division 



1,212,105 
38,562 

1 ,250,667 1 ,250,667 



Open Shelf Department 


. 


19,495 


Young Peoples Room 


. 


1 1 ,997 


School Issue Department 


. 


37.207 


Branch Issue Department 





46,199 


Branch Libraries 






Allston 


17,493 




Brighton 


20,284 




Charlestown 


15,128 




City Point . 


13,449 




Codman Square 


17,161 




Connolly 


16,177 




Dorchester 


17,071 




East Boston 


1 5,868 




Faneuil 


15,427 




*Fellowes Athenaeum 


12.967 




Hyde Park 


19,642 




Jamaica Plain 


15,771 




Jeffries Point 


8,168 




Lower Mills 


10,744 




Mattapan 


19,944 




Memorial 


13,738 




Mt. Bowdoin 


12,796 




Mt. Pleasant 


9.722 




Neponset 


8,297 




North End 


13.131 




Orient Heights 


10,349 




Parker Hill 


13.286 




Phillips Brooks 


6,977 




Roslindale 


16,849 




South Boston 


12.851 




South End . 


15.831 




Uphams Corner 


19.588 




Washington Village 


14,172 




West End . 


23,091 




West Roxbury 


20,269 




Total for Branch Librar 


as . . 446,241 
on . 


446,241 


Total for Circulation Divisi 


561,139 


al for Entire Library Syste 


m . . . . 


. 



561,139 
1,811,806 



* In addition 24,552 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. 



[36] 
BOOK STOCK 

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



1852-53 . 
1853-54 , 
1854-55 , 
1855-56 , 
1856-57 , 
1857-58 , 
1858-59 , 
1859-60 , 
1860-61 , 
1861-62 , 
1862-63 . 
1863-64 . 
1864-65 , 
1865-66 , 
1866-67 , 
1867^-68 , 
1868-69 . 
1869-70 . 
1870-71 . 
1871-72 , 
1872-73 . 
1873-74 . 
1874-75 , 
1875-76 . 
1876-77 . 
1877-78 , 
1878-79 . 
1879-80 . 
1880-81 . 
1881-82 
1882-63 , 
1883-84 , 
1884-85 , 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 
1892 
1893 
1894 
1895 

1896-97 , 
1897-98 
1898-99 
1899-1900 
1900^01 . 



9.688 


1901-02 


16.221 


1902-03 


22.617 


1903-04 


28.080 


1904-05 


34.896 


1905-06 


70.851 


1906^07 


78,043 


1907-08 


85,031 


1908-09 


97.386 


1909-10 


105.034 


1910-11 


110.563 


1911-12 


116,934 


1912-13 


123,016 


1913-14 


130,678 


1914-15 


136,080 


1915-16 


144.092 


1916-17 


152.796 


1917-18 


160.573 


1918-19 


179,250 


1919-20 


192,958 


1920-21 


209.456 


1921-22 


260,550 


1922-23 


276,918 


1923-24 


297,873 


1924-25 


321.010 


1925 


345,734 


1926 


360.963 


1927 


377.225 


1928 


390,982 


1929 


404,221 


1930 


422,116 


1931 


438,594 


1932 


453.947 


1933 


460,993 


1934 


479.421 


1935 


492,956 


1936 


505,872 


1937 


520,508 


1938 


536.027 


1939 


556,283 


1940 


576,237 


1941 


597.152 


1942 


610.375 


-1943 


628,297 


1944 


663.763 


1945 


698.888 


1946 


716,050 


1947 


746.383 


1948 


781.377 





812,264 

835.904 

848.884 

871,050 

878,933 

903,349 

922348 

941 .024 

961.522 

987.268 

1,006,717 

1.049.011 

1.067,103 

1.098.702 

1.121.747 

1.139,682 

1.157.326 

1,173.695 

1.197.498 

1.224,510 

1.258,211 

1.284,094 

1308,041 

1.333.264 

1,363.515 

1.388,439 

1.418.489 

1.442,802 

1.475,743 

1.526,951 

1.572,802 

1,631,422 

1.654.017 

1.673.609 

1.682,848 

1.693335 

1,700.681 

1 .693.688 

1 ,704,729 

1.714,923 

1,720,605 

1.734.516 

1 ,732,395 

* 1,7 19,983 

1 ,733,000 

1,757,095 

1,770,414 

1,811,806 



* 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. 



[37] 

ACCESSIONS, 1948 

The following statistics include materials received in 1948; 
they do not include materials received in earlier years, but pro- 
cessed only in 1948. 

Classification of Accessions, 1943 









NO. OF 




SOURCE 




VOLUMES 


By 


purchase 




72,258 


By 


gift 




5,846 


By 


exchange 






By 


binding of 


newspapers . 


17 


By 


binding of 


serials . 


6,928 



85,049 



Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books 
AND Other Library Materials, 1948 

Reference Division 

From City Appropriation $7,000.05 

From Trust Funds Income 52,408.85 $59,408.90 



Circulation Division 

From City Appropriation $111,999.95 

From Trust Funds Income 1.212.50 113,212.45 



$172,621.35 



Distribution of Books Acquired by Purchase 
Reference Division 

From City Appropriation $110 

From Trust Funds Income 8,015 $8,125 



Circulation Division 

From City Appropriation 63,402 

From Trust Funds Income 731 64,133 

$72,258 



[38] 

Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Circulation Division, 1943-1948 









NET INCREASE 


TOTAL NUMBER OF 




number of 


NUMBER OF 


OR DECREASE IN 


VOLUMES CIRCU- 


YEAR 


VOLUMES DISCARDED 


VOLUMES ADDED 


NO. OF VOLUMES 


LATION DIVISION 


1943 


65,632 


51,718 


-13,914 


527372 


1944 


71.222* 


48,509 


-22,713* 


504,659 


1945 


45,058 


51,222 


+6,164 


510,823 


1946 


40,713 


57,434 


+16,721 


527,544 


1947 


44,247 


50,393 


+6.146 


533,690 


1948 


53,130 


80,579 


+27,449 


561,139 



* 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. 



[39] 

NOTABLE PURCHASES, 1948 

Books 

Allais, J. B. 

L'Art d'Ecrire. Paris 1 680. 
Rasoche, La 

Revue de litterature at d'art. Bruxelles 1884—86. 
Bestiary 

Viellerley wunderbarlicher Thier des Erdstrichs. Frankfort 1 546. 
Chelidonius Tigurinus 

L'Histoire de Chelidonius Tigurinus sur I'lnstitution des Princes 
Chrestiens. Paris 1559. 
Coq Rouge, Le 

Revue de litterature. Bruxelles 1895—97. 
Doncker, Hendrik 

De Zee-atlas ofte Water-Waereld. Amsterdam 1 660. 
Dudley, Joseph 

Two manuscripts. 1 709. 
Homerus 

Les dix premiere livres de I'lliade. Paris 1 545. 
Le Fevre, Raoul 

Le recueil des Histoires de Troye. Lyon 1 544. 
Mauro, Marco 

Annotationi . . . della Spera del Sacro Bosco. Firenze 1550. 
Musee du livre. Bruxelles 1907—1933. 
Naine jaune, Le. Paris 1815. 
St. John, Collection of contemporary manuscripts relating to capture, 

1709. 
Seymour, Charles, Duke of Somerset 

Collection of autograph letters and documents. 1703—1711. 
Torquemada Juan de 

Expositio in Psalterium. [Venice 1502]. 
Tory, Geoffroy 

Horae B. V. M. Paris. Simon de Colines. 1 524-25. 
Vitruvius Pollio, Marcus 

De architectura. Venice 1495. 

Prints 

Calapai, Letterio 

Twenty-five original wood-engravings inspired by Thomas Wolfe's 
Look Homeward Angel, by Letterio Calapai, with text in calligraphy. 

Griggs, Frederick L. M. 

Tre Almomv etching, fifth state of six. 



[40] 

A SELECTION OF INTERESTING GIFTS OF BOOKS, 
PRINTS, AND OTHER MATERIALS IN 1948 

Books And Other Materials 

Adiow, Honorable Elijah 

Napoleon in Ilaly, 1796-1797, by Elijah AdIow; Policemen and 
people, by Elijah Adlow. 

Ambassade de France, New York 

A collection of over 500 issues of various French periodicals to which 
a three-months subscription was arranged through the Office of the 
Conseiller Culturel, Ambassade de France, New York. 

Ames, Sir Herbert 

A collection of 286 volumes and pamphlets, mainly works on history, 
English literature, and foreign countries. 

Anonymous 

A collection of 126 miscellaneous classics, including works by Balzac, 
de Maupassant, de Musset, and Stevenson. 

Association of American Railroads 

A collection of 119 volumes and pamphlets on railroads, including 
1 1 1 volumes of reports by various subcommittees on which Trans- 
portation in America is based. 

Bentley, Harry C. 

Fifteen volumes and pamphlets to be added to the Bentley Collection 
of works on Bookkeeping published before 1 900. 

Bishop, Mollie R. 

A collection of 226 lantern slides and 1 42 negatives, mainly colored 
slides of scenes in Italy, Morocco, Russia, Jugoslavia, and Spain. 

Bolton, Charles K. 

Carbon copy of the typescript of The first Bostonians, by Charles K. 
Bolton. 

Crosby, Margaret 

Ten albums of post cards of views of foreign countries; and 30 port- 
folio of pictures, many of various paintings of the Annunciation and 
other religious subjects, and a typewritten index of pictures of the An- 
nunciation. From the Estate of Mrs. Cora H. Crosby. 

Foster, Mrs. Lydia K. 

A collection of 295 post cards of European scenes, and 3 additional 
booklets of cards. 

Friends of Polish Culture 

A collection of 25 volumes and pieces of Polish music, and 8 manu- 
script scores of Polish songs. 

Frothingham, Randolph 

A complete file of Fortune, volumes 1 to 38, February 1930 to 1948. 

Hall, Mrs. Frederick G. 

Two documentary films on The making of a dr^point, by Frederick 
G. Hall. 

Hazlett, Dr. Olive 

A collection of 533 post cards, mainly scenes and people in native 
costume, of Italy, the Dolomites, etc. 

Howells, John Mead ^/, , ii n 

Architectural heritage of the Piscataqua, by John Mead Howells; 
Lost examples of colonial architecture, by John Mead Howells. 



[41] 

Jewish War Veterans of the United States. Department Massachusetts. 
Jews in American Wars, by George Fredman and Louis A Falk. 40 
copies. 

Knight, T. S. 

A collection of 1 04 publications of the Newcomen Society, Ameri- 
can Branch. 

McAvoy, W. J. 

A collection of approximately 1 200 volumes, including many novels, 
and books of general interest. 

MacNaught, Mrs. Mary F. 

The manuscript score and 2 photograph recordings of Village tale, by 
Mary F. MacNaught, and programs of 2 concerts at which Village 
tale was played. 

Merriam, G. & C., Company 

Noah's Ark, New England Yankees and the endless quest, by Robert 
Keith Leavitt. 30 copies. 

Ranson, Professor William R. 

Our young folks: an illustrated magazine for boys and girls, volumes 
I to 5. 1865-1869. 

Scaife, Roger L. 

Manuscript scores of 22 songs and 2 published pieces of music by 
Lauriston L. Scaife. 

Slonimsky, Nicolas 

A collection of 1 36 volumes and pamphlets of or relating to music. 

True, Mrs. Latham 

Two sets of published music of Latham True. 

United States Selective Service System 

Statistics, periodic reports of physical examinations, volumes 1 to 22. 
Issued by the Selective Service System. 

Van Benthuysen, A. S. 

Carbon copy of typescript of The Seaward and Seward families of 
America, by Alvin Seaward Van Benthuysen. 

West, Albert 

A collection of 34 volumes, mainly history and literature, for the 
East Boston Branch Library. 

Wiggin, Albert H. 

A collection of 5 books of Honore Daumier : Les Bens Bourgeois ; Les 
Canotiers Parisiens (together with Les Etrangers a Paris, and Revue 
Caricaturale, in one volume); Charges du Jour; Histoire Ancienne; 
Locataires et Proprietaires (together with Croquis Musicaux, in one 
volume). 

A collection of 29 books of "Gavarni" (Hippolyte Guillaume Sul- 
pice Chevalier) from the Malherbe and De Concourt Collections : Al- 
bum des Gens du Monde; Album des Plus Jolies Caricatures; Les 
Anglais Chez Eux ; Les Bohemes ; Le Boite aux Lettres ; Ce qui se fait 
dans les Meilleurs Societes; Les Coulisses; D'Apres Nature (four 
volumes); Les Debardeurs; Des Meres de Famille; Eloquence de la 
Chair; Les Enfants Terribles; Expressions de Menage; Histoire de 
Politiquer; Invalides du Sentiment; Les Lorettes; Les Lorettes 
Vieilles; Le Manteau d'Arlequin; Les Maris me font toujours rire; 
Musee Gavarni; Les Musiciens; Les Oeuvres Nouvelles Carnaval; 
Les Parents Terribles; Le Parfait Creancier; Physionomies de Chan- 
teurs; Politiques de Femme. 



[42] 

Wolff Fording & Company, Inc. 

Fifty-nine volumes of The Sketch, Le Theatre, and The Theatre, 
1895-1914. 

Prints 

Cheffetz, Asa 

Fifteen wood-engraving by Asa Cheffetz. 
Hall, Mrs. Frederick G. 

A collection of 26 prints by Frederick G. Hall which comprises a 
complete set of this artist's work. 
Merrill, Hiram C. 

Twelve wood— engravings by Asa Cheffetz 
Nason, Thomas W. 

Two wood-engravings by Thomas W. Nason. 
Wiggin, Albert H. 
Prints by: 

Bone Muirhead 

Four drawings and 4 hand-engraved artist's proof drypoints. 
Daumier, Honore 

The Albert and Robert Maroni Collection of Honore Daumier, 
consisting of 4000 white paper prints and 57 proof prints. 
Forain, Jean-Louis 

Two lithographs and 5 original drawings. 
"Gavarni", pseud. (Chevalier, Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice) 
The Albert and Robert Maroni CoUecion of Gavarni consist- 
ing of 1 1 69 white paper prints and 1 02 proof prints. 



37,719 


37.126 


37,826 


36,988 


37,195 


25,527 


19,508 


18,661 


18,585 


16,883 


47,773 


49,216 


60,696 


61.179 


58,176 


871 


988 


1,524 


2.461 


2,928 



[43] 

VI 

USE OF BOOKS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1944-1948 

1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 
Reference Division 

Central Library 116,380 109,325 130,310 146,975 148,598 

Business Branch 8,068 8,843 12,545 11,570 10,015 

Total for Reference Division 124,448 118,168 142,855 158,545 158,613 

Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department 1 5 L662 140,894 148,720 157.739 167,631 

Young Peoples Room 

School Issue Department 

Branch Issue Department 

Staff Library 

Deposit Circulation 

(estimated) 223,888 219,203 233,558 241,405 248.816 

Branch Libraries 

Allston 95,622 88,086 85,555 85,990 90,490 

Brighton 64,767 59,725 59,261 55,182 53,024 

Charlestown 72,769 74,795 80,932 72,413 82,926 

City Point 61,871 55.165 60,175 64,158 63,946 

Codman Square 112,100 114,519 116,619 114,371 117.137 

Connolly 92,487 92,020 96,325 95,096 98,292 

Dorchester 65,101 68,818 80,4% 82.115 80,178 

East Boston 80,872 82.291 78,523 75,409 72,436 

Faneuil 52.267 46,429 49,561 45,291 43,114 

Fellowes Athenaeum 44,717 38.023 38,492 34.273 32.650 

Hyde Park 68,781 68,301 69.204 67,452 71,182 

Jamaica Plain 73,050 71,999 78,868 76,919 83,652 

Jeffries Point 30,425 30,158 23,606 24,193 26,894 

Lower Mills 45,851 43,300 46,380 46,108 45,712 

Mattapan 105,119 101.014 104,135 101,930 101,036 

Memorial 96,980 87,927 85,385 81,781 79,504 

Mt. Bowdoln 74,943 73,697 72,571 72,682 75,105 

Mt. Pleasant 53,142 45,493 50,476 44,474 44,591 

Neponset 41,962 40,351 42,096 **28,355 48,624 

North End 62,675 58.249 54,752 68,823 67,717 

Orient Heights 36.943 40,600 40,771 38,505 39.741 

Parker Hill 69,067 69.731 70,413 67,512 70.336 

Phillips Brooks 31,017 29,524 27,890 27,888 27.935 

Roslindale 102.053 104,448 112,789 115,014 123,204 

South Boston 49,012 48,572 51,505 54,257 48,369 

South End 75,227 69,122 65,670 63,998 64,719 

Uphams Corner 99,052 89,680 *71,207 100,645 103.014 

Washington Village 87,708 80,962 87,398 82,358 75,908 

West End 105,519 102,091 100,630 101,477 105,925 

West Roxbury 102,268 101,548 104,564 105.270 110,918 



Total for Circulation 

Division 2,640,807 2,543,573 2,607,234 2,612.2% 2,679,908 

Total for Entire Library 

System 2,765,255 2,661,741 2,750,089 2,770.841 2.838,521 

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



[44] 



Distribution of Total Circulation in 1948 



FROM DEPOSITS IN 

SCHOOLS, INSTITUTIONS, 

AND FIRE HOUSES* 



Reference Division 

Central Library 
Direct Lending to borrowers 135,395 

Central Library volumes circulated 

through Branch Issue Department 13,203 
Business Branch 10,015 

Total for Reference Division 158,613 



135,395 

13,203 
10,015 

158.613 



Circulation Division 



Open Shelf Department 


167.631 




167,631 


Young Peoples Room 


37.195 




37,195 


School Issue Department 


16,883 


224.059 


240,942 


Branch Issue Department 


58,176 


17.804 


75,980 


Staff Library 


2,928 




2.928 


Branch Libraries 








Allston 


90,490 




90,490 


Brighton 


53,024 




53,024 


Charlestown 


82.926 




82,926 


City Point 


63,946 




63,946 


Codman Square 


117,137 




117,137 


Connolly 


98,292 




98.292 


Dorchester 


80.178 




80,178 


East Boston 


72,436 




72.436 


Faneuil 


43,114 




43,114 


Fellowes Athenaeum 


32,650 




32,650 


Hyde Park 


71,182 




71,182 


Jamaica Plain 


83,652 




83,652 


Jeffries Point 


26,894 




26.894 


Lower Mills 


45,712 




45.712 


Mattapan 


101,036 




101.036 


Memorial 


79.504 




79.504 


Mt. Bowdoin 


75,105 . 




75.105 


Mt. Pleasant 


44,591 




44.591 


Neponset 


48,624 




48,624 


North End 


67,717 




67,717 


Orient Heights 


39,741 




39.741 


Parker Hill 


70,336 




70336 


Phillips Brooks 


27.935 




27.935 


Roslindale 


123.204 




123.204 


South Boston 


48,369 




48.369 


South End 


64,719 




64,719 


Uphams Corner 


103,014 


194 


103.208 


Washington Village 


75,908 




75,908 


West End 


105,925 


6.759 


112,684 


West Roxbury 


110.918 




110,918 


Total for Branch Libraries 


2.148.279 


6,953 


2,155,232 


:al for Circulation Division 


2.431.092 


248,816 


2.679,908 


al for Entire Library 


2.589.705 


248,816 


2,838,521 



* Estimated 



[45] 



Analysis of Direct Home Use Circulation, 1948 



Refe 



Di 



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

Total for Reference Division 



ADULT 



135,395 

13,203 
10,015 

158,613 



JUVENILE 



135,395 

13,203 
10,015 

158,613 



Circulation Division 



Open Shelf Department 


167,631 




167,631 


Young Peoples Room 


4,826 


32,369 


37,195 


School Issue Department 




16,883 


16,883 


Branch Issue Department 


58,176 




58,176 


Staff Library 


2,928 




2,928 


Branch Libraries 








AUston 


64,506 


25,984 


90,490 


Brighton 


32,088 


20,936 


53,024 


Charlestown 


46,910 


36,016 


82,926 


City Point 


35,678 


28,268 


63,946 


Codman Square 


, 70,370 


46,767 


117.137 


Connolly 


53,788 


44,504 


98,292 


Dorchester 


45,239 


34,939 


80,178 


East Boston 


32,125 


40,311 


72,436 


Faneuil 


24,099 


19,015 


43,114 


Fellowes Athenaeum 


16,016 


16,634 


32,650 


Hyde Park 


42.743 


28,439 


71,182 


Jamaica Plain 


55,132 


28,520 


83,652 


Jeffries Point 


8,321 


18,573 


26,894 


Lower Mills 


28,298 


17,414 


45,712 


Mattapan 


51,304 


49,732 


101,036 


Memorial ' 


40,209 


39,295 


79,504 


Mt. Bowdoin 


39,829 


35,276 


75,105 


Mt. Pleasant 


23,673 


20,918 


44,591 


Neponset 


26,934 


21,690 


48,624 


North End 


22,476 


45,241 


67,717 


Orient Heights 


15,610 


24,131 


39,741 


Parker Hill 


36,058 


34,278 


70,336 


Phillips Brooks 


12,302 


15,633 


27,935 


Roslindale 


74,037 


49,167 


123,204 


South Boston 


25,604 


22,765 


48,369 


South End 


48,977 


1 5,742 


64,719 


Uphams Corner 


68,165 


34,849 


103,014 


Washington Village 


40,685 


35,223 


75,908 


West End 


73,089 


32,836 


105,925 


West Roxbury 


74,821 


36,097 


110,918 


Total for Branch Libraries 


1 ,229,086 


919,193 


2.148,279 


al for Circulation Division 


1 ,462,647 


968,445 


2,431,092 


al for Entire Library 


1,621,260 


968,445 


2,589,705 



[46] 



Summary of Circulation by Divisions in 1948 



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 1948 



148.598 




10,015 


158,613 


167,631 




37,195 




16,883 




58,176 




2,928 




. 2,148,279 


2,431,092 



2,589,705 



Books Lent for Home Use 
Reference Division 
Circulation Division . 

Deposits of books (estimated) 



158,613 

2,431,092 

248,816 

2.838,521 



Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1939-1948 









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 1938 


1938 


4,354,044 












1939 


4,198,975 


-155,069 


- 4% 


- 4% 


1940 


4,056,963 


-142,012 


-3% 


-7% 


1941 


3,635,933 


-421,030 


-10% 


-167o 


1942 


3,271,619 


-364,314 


-10% 


-257o 


1943 


2,871,335 


-400,284 


-127o 


-34% 


1944 


2,765,255 


-106,080 


- 4% 


-367o 


1945 


2,661,741 


-103,514 


-4% 


-397o 


1946 


2,750,069 


+88,348 


+3% 


-37% 


1947 


2,770,841 


+20,752 


4-0.8% 


-36'7r 


1948 


2.838,521 


+67,680 


+2% 


-35% 



Classification of Home Use Circulation in Percentages, 1948 









circulation 


REFERENCE 








DIVISION 


DIVISION 


Fiction 


for 


adults 


41.0% 


4.8% 


Nonfic 


ion 


for adults 


19.2% 


95.27^ 


Juvenil 


2 fiction 


21.9% 




Juvenil 


i nonfiction 


17.9% 





100.0% 



100.0% 



[47] 

Inter-Library Loans, 1948 

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 
Volumes lent to libraries outside of Massachusetts 



1,526 
338 

1.864 



Registration 
(Two-year period) 

Number of registered borrowers, December 31, 19-48: 



Adult 
Juvenile 



105,328 
57,640 



162,968 

Number of borrowers registered or reregistered during 1948: 



Adult 
Juvenile 



54,433 
29,010 



83.443 
Missing Books from the Branch Libraries. 1944-1948 



YEAR 

1943 
1944 
• 945 
1946 
1947 
1948 





percentage of 


PERCENTAGE OF 




INCREASE or 


INCREASE OR 


TOTAL 


DECREASE OVER 


DECREASE 


NUMBER 


PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1943 


3.616 






3.490 


-3% 


-3% 


3,334 


-4% 


-8% 


2.908 


-13% 


-20% 


3,348 


+15% 


-7% 


3,824 


+ 14% 


+6% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1939-1948 



YEAR 

1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 







PERCENTAGE 


number of 


PERCENTAGE OF 


OF INCREASE 


VOLUMES 


INCREASE OR DECREASE 


OR DECREASE 


N RECOVERABLE 


OVER PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1938 


742 






642 


-13% 


-13% 


645 


+0.5% 


-13% 


577 


-11% 


-22% 


713 


+24% 


-4% 


1,066 


+50% 


+43% 


797 


-25% 


+7% 


1,119 


+40% 


+51% 


954 


-15% 


+29% 


874 


-S% 


+ 18% 


934 


+7% 


+26% 



[48] 

Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1939-1948 



YEAR 

1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 



TOTAL NUMBER 

OF VOLUMES 
UNRECOVERABLE 

642 

645 

577 

713 
1,066 

797 
1.119 

954 

874 

934 





PERCENT OF 


TOTAL NUMBER 


VOLUMES BORROWED 


OF VOLUMES 


WHICH WERE 


BORROWED 


UNRECOVERABLE 


3,341,153 


0.019% 


3,221,198 


0.020% 


2,843,210 


0.020% 


2,537,391 


0.028% 


2,218,915 


0.048% 


2,153,367 


0.037% 


2,076,638 


0.054% 


2,106,249 


0.0457o 


2,093,939 


0.0427o 


2,148,279 


0.043% 



[49] 
VII 

THE CATALOGS 



Re£erence Division 

Cataloged 

Central Library 
Business Branch 

Recataloged 

Central Library 



20.190 
1,278 



2,386 
23,854 



Circulation Division 
Cataloged 

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



5,061 
1,682 
6,617 
4,578 
62,286 
31 

80,255 



Card Work 

Reference Division 

Library of Congress cards processed 
Cards processed on duplicatmg machine 
Cards typed 



Circulation Division 

Cards processed on duplicating machine 
Cards typed 



23,500 

129,388 

1,730 

154,618 



194,080 
50,409 

244,489 



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

Reference Division 

Central Library (including continuations) 19,138 

Business Branch 1 ,278 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years 

but now found, etc, 1,552 21,968 



[50] 



Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department 

Young Peoples Room 

School Issue Department /" ch),/24 

Branch Issue Department 

Branch Libraries 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years but now 

found, etc. 355 



80,579 
102,547 



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



Reference Division 

Central Library 
Business Branch 

Circulation Division 

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



6,385 
161 



6,546 



53,130 



59.676 



VIII 
PRINTING AND BINDING 

The Printing Department 

Requisitions received and filled 531 

Cards (indicator, time, guide, etc.) 29,309 

Wiggin Print Collection (exhibition cards) 18,199 

Signs, posters, etc. 1,157 

Forms (numbered series, including blank forms) 4,178,045 

Forms, circulars, and sundries (outside the numbered series) 125,000 

Library publications, including book lists, programs, etc. 166,300 

The Binding Department 

Number of volumes bound in various styles 31,425 

Volumes repaired 401 

Volumes guarded 31 1 

Maps mounted 51 

Photographs and engravings mounted 1 ,846 

Library publications folded, stitched, and trimmed 134,172 

Portfolios, blocks, boxes, and desk pads made 2,009 

Covers made (miscellaneous types) 1,689 

Cutting and bundling 1 ,456 

Miscellaneous work done 470 



151] 

IX 

LECTURES, CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS 
IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 

LECTURES 
GENERAL LECTURE SERIES 



Jan. 
Feb. 

Feb. 
Apr. 1 

Oct. 1 4 
Oct. 21 

Nov. 4 



8 The Art of Poland. Illustrated with 
colored sound motion pictures. 

2 The Influence of American Edu- 
cation on Political and Economic 
Affairs " in Turkey Today. Illus- 
trated with a technicolor sound film. 

5 Do You Want to Write? 



Irene Piotrowska, Ph. D., 
Polish Art Authority. 

Dr. Floyd H. Black, Presi- 
dent of Robert College and 
the Istanbul Woman's Col- 
lege, Turkey. 

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



It's Greek to You. Illustrated with Theoharis Stavrides, Regis- 
a technicolor sound film. trar and Assistant Principal, 

Athens College, Greece. 



At the Tips of Your Fingers — 
the Science of Fingerprints. 



Circus Priest. Illustrated with 
colored motion pictures. 



What Books Shall I Give 
Christmas? 



N( 



Esta Barr, Fingerprint Ex- 
pert, aiid Consultant to the 
Medical Examiner of Suffolk 
County, 

Reverend Edward S. Sulli- 
van, Pastor of the Sacred 
Heart Church, Gloucester, 
Massachusetts. 

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

Human Relations Institute for Teachers and Librarians. Morning 
and Afternoon Sessions. Sponsored by the Boston Public Library 
in co-operation with the National Conference of Christians and Jews. 



[52] 



Workshop of Labor-Management 
Relations. Arranged by Abraham 
H. Kalish, Boston PubUc Library. 



DATE TITLE LECTURER 

Nov. 1 8 Workshop of Labor-Management Lpuis Chandler, Attorney ; 

Liam Donlon, United Steel 
Workers; Clifford I. Fahl- 
strom, Associated Industries 
of Massachusetts; S. A. Per- 
coco, Business Agent, Flood 
Rubber Workers Union ; 
Commissioner E. Frank 
Ward, Federal Mediation 
and Conciliation Service, 
Federal Mediator; John J. 
Murray, Lawyer, Moderator. 

19 Dickens' Christmas Carol. Illus- Edward F. Payne, President 
trated. of the Boston Branch of the 

Dickens Fellowship. 



Dt 



Dt 



Jewish Book Month 
Subject: Emma Lazarus. 



'rogram. Dr. Ludwig Lewisohn, Pro- 
fessor of Contemporary Liter- 
ature, Brandeis University ; 
Fanny Goldstein, Branch Li- 
brarian, West End Branch, 
Boston Public Library, Chair- 
man. 



SPECIAL SUBJECT SERIES 

Applied Science 
(in cooperation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 



Feb. 8 Textiles, a Heritage and a Promise. 
Illustrated. 



Mar. 21 The Sun Heated House — The 
Use of Solar Energy in Heating 
Small Homes. 



Apr. 1 1 Television, Now and Tomorrow. 
Illustrated. 



LECTURER 

Edward R. Schwarz, B. S., 
Professor of Textile Engi- 
neering, M. I. T. 

Lawrence B. Anderson, M. 
Arch., Head of the Depart- 
ment of Architecture, M. I. 
T. 

Lawrence B. Arguimbau, 
B. S., Assistant Professor 
of Electrical Engineering, 

M. I. T. 



[53] 



DATE TITLE 

Dec. 5 Plastics, What Causes 



Elasticity? Ernst A. Hauser, Fh. D., 
Professor of Chemical Engi- 
neering, M. I. T. 



Educational Films 

Feb. 9 The Charm of Ireland. Illustrated Reverend Joseph Patrick 
with colored motion pictures. Shea, Curate, St. James 

Parish, Medford, Massachu- 
setts. 

Feb. 1 2 Williamsburg, Virginia — Yester- William Graves Perry, Archi- 
day and Today. Illustrated with tect. 
colored sound motion pictures. 

Feb. 19 Music in Films. Four Short sound 
films: M\)ra Hess, H\}mn of fhe 
Nations, Music of the Woodwind 
Choir, and Music of the Brass 
Choir. 

Feb. 26 Our Neighbors to the South and to 
the North. Four sound films: Cen- 
tral America, Land of Mexico, The 
Peoples of Canada, and Alaska. 

The Graphic Arts 

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

Jan. 19 The Drawings for Bellows' Lithograhs. Illustrated with slides. 

Feb. 1 6 The Drawings of Jean-Louis Forain. Illustrated with slides. 

Mar. I The Work of Alphonse Legros. Illustrated with slides. 



Literary Families and Personalities 

Apr. 8 The Development of Thomas Harry T. Levin, Associate 
Mann. Professor of English, Har- 

vard University. 



Apr. 1 5 The Adams Family in Literature. 



Apr. 22 The James Family. 



Howard Mumford Jones, 
Litt. D., Professor of Eng- 
lish, Harvard University. 

Francis O. Matthiessen, Ph. 
D., Professor of History and 
Literature, Harvard Univer- 
sity, 



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DATE TITLE 

Apr. 29 The Brontes. 



William Stanley Braith- 
waite, Litt. D., Author and 
Anthologist. 



Marriage and the Family 

Jan. 8 Your Marriage, Before and After Herbert D. Lamson, Ph. D., 
the Wedding. Professor of Sociologj', Bos- 

ton University. 

Jan. 15 Structure and Development of Per- William J. Pinard, Ph. D., 

Associate Professor of Psy- 
chology, Boston University. 

Jean C. Mendenhall, M. D., 
Instructor in Psychology and 
Sociology, Boston University. 

Cheney Church Jones, LL. B., 
Social Worker and Teacher. 



Jan. 22 



sonahties. 

Family Management, Budgeting, 
and Planning. 



Jan. 26 The Child in the Home. 



Meet the Author 
Jan. 29 Bill Cunningham. Columnist of the Boston Herald. 

Feb. 29 Haydn S. Pearson, Author and Columnist. 



On Timely Topics 

This series was presented in co-operation with Boston University 
Debating Society, Martin J. Levine, Public Service Manager. 



Oct. 10 Resolved: That a Federal World 
Government Should be E,stablished. 
A debate by the Boston University 
Debating Society, directed by 
Austin J. Freeley, Coach of De- 
bate; and the Fulton Debating So- 
ciety of Boston College, directed by 
Reverend James F. Geary, S.J. 

Nov. 1 4 Federal Aid to Education ; a panel 
discussion. 



John Meehan, Boston College 
of Business Administration; 
Susan Manning, Boston Uni- 
versity, College of Liberal 
Arts; John Moore, Boston 
College ; William Murphy, 
Boston College ; Austin J. 
Freeley, Boston University 
Coach of Debate, Moderator. 

F. Harvey Howalt, Boston 
University, School of Law; 
Mary Jane Latsis, Wellesley 
College ; Richard H. Feinsin- 
ger, Harvard University : 
Mary Lu Wanner, Mt. Hol- 
yoke College; Austin J. Free- 
ley, Boson University Coach 
of Debate, Modeaator. 



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DATE 



LECTURER 



Dec. 1 2 Should the Electoral College 
Abolished? A panel discussion. 



Stephen Chytilo, Boston Uni- 
cersity, School of Public Re- 
lations; Mary Innocenti, Sim- 
mons College ; Kirby Hendee, 
Holy Cross College; Elaine 
Tanner, Radcliffe College ; 
Austin J. Freeley, Boston 
University Coach of Debate, 
Moderator. 



Print Gallery Talks 

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



Jan. 
Feb. 

Mar. 
Apr. 

Mar. 



3 Etchings and Drypoints by James McNeill Whistler. 

2 The Etchings of Honore Daumier. 

8 Proof Prints of Lithographs by Gavarni. 

5 The Etchings of Frederick G. Hal!. 

United States Panorama 



Mar. II 



Mc 



Mar. 22 



Mar. 29 



Westward with New England Eyes. 
Illustrated with Kodachrome photo- 
graphs. 

Dramatic tales of the New England 
Coast. Illustrated with colored 
motion pictures. 

Columbia River of the Northwest. 
Illustrated with colored motion pic- 
tures. 

Boston — Before and After Bul- 
finch. Illustrated with colored slides. 

Romance of the Far South. Illus- 
trated with Kodachrome slides. 



Stewart Anderson, M. A., 
Lecturer and Photographer. 

Edward Rowe Snow, Author 
and Lecturer. 



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

Egon C. J. Egone, Photo- 
grapher, Lecturer, Author. 

H. Ruth Giessen, Owner and 
Director of This is America. 



Writing as the Author Sees It 



Dec. 2 The Urge to Write. 



Dec. 9 Journalism is Writing, Too! 



Theodore Morrison, Director 
of English A, Harvard Uni- 
versity. 

Louis M. Lyons, Curator of 
the Nieman Foundation for 
Journalism, Harvard Univer- 
sity. 



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DATE TITLE 

Dec. 1 6 The One Act Play : An Art-form 
That Found Finance. 



CONCERTS 



Jan. 1 1 Concert. 



Feb. 1 Concert. 



Mar. 7 Concert. 



Mar. 1 4 Concert. 



LECTURER 

Reverend John L. Bonn, 
S. J., Director of the School 
of Expressional Arts and As- 
sociate Professor of Classics, 
Boston College. 



Einar Hansen, Violinist of 
the Boston Symphony Or- 
chestra. Assisted by Gilbert 
Boyer, Pianist. 

Hannah Sherman, Violon- 
cellist ; Daniel Pinkham, 
Harpsichordist ; and Janet 
Hayes, Soprano. 

Priscilla Cawley, Soprano ; 
Carl E. Nelson, Tenor ; and 
Grace B. Davis, Accom- 
panist. 

Boston University Choral Art 
Society. Directed by Dr. H. 
Augustine Smith, Founder 
and Conductor; and Simon 
Gesin, Assistant Conductor. 



Apr. 25 Concert. Choral Society of the Massa- 

chusetts Federation of 

Women's Clubs; Alan Pain- 
ten, Conductor; Faith Carter, 
Violinist ; Henriette Foster, 
Contralto ; Claire Murphy, 
Lyric Soprano; Douglas F. 
Reilly, Tenor; Evelyn B. 
Roskin, Pianist. 

Noon Concerts of Musical Recordings 

These programs are under the direction of Richard G. Appel, 
Chief of the Music Department, Boston Public Library. 

Oct. 27 Selections from the Library's collection of records included The 
Gregorian Chant, Bach Organ Chorale, and Negro Spirituals, in 
observance of Religious Book Week. 

Nov. 10 Two films: Hymn of the Nations and Myra Hess; and record- 
ings of Sonata in F Minor played by Rubenstein. 

Nov. 24 Selections from the music of the Pilgrims and other appropriate 
Thanksgiving music. 

Dec. 8 Instruments of the Orchestra, featuring Benjamin Britten's arrange- 
ment of Variations and the Fugue on a Theme of Purcell. 

Dec. 22 Selections from Handel's Messiah and Christmas Carols. 



Mar. 


3 


Mar. 


10 


Mar. 


24 


Mar. 


31 


Apr. 


7 


Apr. 


14 


Apr. 


21 


Apr. 


28 


Oct. 


20 


Nov. 


3 


Nov. 


17 


Dec. 


1 


Dec. 


15 


Dec. 


29 



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Noon Film Programs 
Instruments of the Orchestra and Crafts of the Fire. 
Cvprus is an Island. 
Man — One Family. 
The River. 

Changing Face of India and People of Western China. 
Realm of the Wild. 
Yosemite. 

The House I Live In and Boundary Lines. 
Wings to Alaska. 

Washington, D. C. and How a Bill becomes a Law. 
Happy Valley and Baffling Bluefins. 
The Malay Peninsula and The Peiping Family. 
Rehearsal, featuring Ezio Pinza and Blanche Thebom. 
Glacier National Park. 

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



Jan. 6 The Hospital in Contemporary So- 
through ciety. (A course of eight lectures, 
Jan. 30 Tuesdays and Fridays.) 



Jan. 1 9 Vital Problems of Eastern Europe, 
through (A course of eight lectures, Mon- 
Feb. 12 days and Thursdays.) 



Feb. 3 The Decline of Chivalry, Cultural 

through History in the German Literature 

Feb. 20 of the Later Middle Ages. (A 

course of six lectures, Tuesdays and 

Fridays.) 

Feb. 24 The Political Theory of Cicero, 
through (A course of six lectures, Tues- 
Mar. 12 days and Fridays.) 



Nathaniel W. Faxon, M. D., 
Director of the Massachusetts 
General Hospital and Massa- 
chusetts Eye and Ear Infir- 
mary. 

Alexander Szent-Ivanyi, S. T. 
M., D. D., Deputy Bishop 
and Ecclesiastical President 
of the Hungarian Unitarian 
Church, Past Member of the 
Hungarian Parliament and 
President of the Liberal Party 
of Hungary. 

Hans J. Epstein, Junior 
Fellow, The Society of Fel- 
lows, Harvard University. 



Mason Hammond, B. Litt. 
(Oxon.), Professor of Greek 
and Latin and of History, 
and Master of Kirkland 
House, Harvard University. 



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LECTURER 



Mar. 4 The Conservative in Modern 
through American PoHtics. (A course of 
Mar. 29 eight lectures, Mondays and 
Thursdays. ) 



McGeorge Bundy, A. B., 
Junior Fellow, The Society 
of Fellows, Harvard Univer- 
sity. 



EXHIBITS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 



CHAVANNES GALLERY SARGENT GALLERY 

Jan. 1-18 

Jan. 1-18 

Jan. 19 -Feb. 19 
Mar. 1-19 



Mar. 20 - Apr. 20 

Apr. 2 1 - May 30 
June 1 -July 10 

July 1 1 - Aug. 30 

Sept. 3-30 

Oct. 3-9 

Oct. 1 - 9 

Oct. 1 - 24 

Oct. 25-31 

Oct. 23-31 

Nov. 1-30 

Dec. 1 - 30 



TITLE 

Russian Icons 

Music Teachers National 
Association 

Polish Culture 

History and Development of 
Textiles (Courtesy of Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology) 

Original Illustrations by Vir- 
ginia Lee Burton for The 
Song of Robin Hood 

Vanity Fair Album 

W. A. Dwiggins, Printer and 
Book Designer 

1 00th Anniversary of 

Women's Rights 

Man's Fight to Fly (Air 
Force Day) 

Fire Prevention Week 

Sergei Koussevitzky and the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra. 

New England Cook Books — 
Old and New 

Religion in the Western 
World — Our Heritage 
(Religious Book Week) 

From Galley to Dreadnought 
— The Story of Naval 
Power (Navy Day) 

Yesterday and Today with 
the Marine Corps (Marine 
Corps Day) 

Textbook Exhibit (American 
Institute of Graphic Arts) 



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Treasure Room 

Jan. 1 - Feb. 29 Book Design in New England 

Mar. 1—31 Fine Bindings 

Apr. 1 — May 3 1 Latin America 

June 1 — July 3 1 The Work of W. A. Dwiggins 

Aug. 1 — Sept. 30 Early Bibles and Liturgical Works 

Oct. I — Nov. 30 Hamlet. Numismatics 

Dec. 1-31 English Illustrations of the 1 860's 

WiGGiN Gallery 

Jan. 1-31 James McNeill Whistler — Etchings 

Feb. 1 — 29 Honore Daumier — Proof Prints of Lithographs 

Mar. 1—31 Gavarni — Proof Prints of Lithographs 

Apr. 1 — 30 Frederick G. Hall — Etchings. 

May 1—31 Honore Daumier — Colored Lithographs 

June 1 — 30 Arthur Briscoe — Etchings 

July 1 — Sept. 30 Religious Prints — Etchings, Drypoints, Woodcuts, 

Wood Engravings, and Lithographs 

Oct. 1—31 Francisco Goya "Disasters of War" — Etchings and 

Aquatints 

Nov. 1 — 30 Letterio Calapai "Look Homeward Angel" 

Dec. 1—31 Felix Buhot — Etchings and Drypoints 



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X 

TRUST FUNDS 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - 1948 





BALANCE 


total amount 








UNEXPENDED 


AVAILABLE 








FROM RECEIPTS 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR DURING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


UNEXPENDED 


1930 


$40,886.73 $34,020.19 


$74,906.92 


$22,796.21 


$52,110.71 


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 


1948 


102,337.82 50,351.26 


1 52,689.08 


56,808.38 


95,880.70 


Receipts and Expenditures from 


Trust Funds 1 


NcoME, 1930- 1948 




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 


1948 


102,337.82 


50,351.26 




56.808.38 



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Income from Trust Funds, 1930 - 1948 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 



WITHOUT 


FOR PURCHASE 


WITH 


TOTAL 


RESTRICTION 


OF LIBRARY 


MISCELLANEOUS 


Income 


AS TO USE 


MATERIALS 


RESTRICTIONS 


RECEIVED 


$7,468.10 


$21,454.51 


$5,097.58 


$34,020.19 


6,147.28 


17.159.31 


4.200.41 


27.507.00 


6.148.64 


17,355.40 


4.209.64 


27.713.68 


6,060.57 


17.096.51 


4,069.60 


27.226.68 


6,034.35 


16,879.37 


4.092.29 


27.006.01 


5.950.53 


16,184.59 


3,359.02 


25.494.14 


5,687.72 


16,370.97 


3.671.88 


25.730.57 


4.548.14 


51.767.20 


3.524.31 


59.839.65 


5.672.19 


286,912.72 


3.629.35 


296.214.26 


5.655.74 


48.341.89 


3.658.78 


57.656.41 


5,660.08 


41.594.60 


3.634.85 


50.889.53 


5,660.08 


43,325.63 


3.692.81 


52.678.52 


6,130.08 


44,655.82 


3.326.26 


54.112.16 


6,218.08 


45,565.82 


3.416.51 


55,200.41 


6,122.91 


43,195.35 


3.380.56 


52.698.82 


6,213.92 


41,216.46 


3,370.22 


50.800.60 


5,806.88 


41,240.89 


3,779.05 


50,826.82 


5,928.48 


37,833.86 


3,857.72 


47,620.06 


5,923.80 


40,114.96 


4,312.50 


50.351.26 



[62] 
INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1948 
General Summary 

Without restriction as to use of income $5,923.80 

or purchase of library materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books $18,457.33 

Books only — ■ without restriction as to kind of books 12,240.82 

Books only — with restriction as to kind of books 9,416.81 40,114.96 



Vith miscellaneous restrictions as to use of income 

For special purposes, not purchase of library materials $1,676.94 

For specified branch libraries 1 ,200.80 

For newspapers only 1,434.76 4,312.30 $50,351.26 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1948 
By Individual Funds 

Without Restriction as to Use of Income 

Bernard $60.00 

Bradlee 17.50 

Center 1 247.16 

Ford 240.00 

Ford Trust (1935) 162.84 

Hemenway 200.00 

Hyde 144.64 

Kirstein 1 50.00 

Lambert • 38.06 

Moore 4.34 

North 60.00 

Phillips 1 ,050.00 

Sigilman 469.26 

Skinner 1,508.00 

Stewart 140.00 

Treadwell 432.00 $5,923.80 



Funds Whose Income is Available for Purchase of Library Materials 

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

Benton $18,119.51 

Blanchard 124.28 

Gardner 137.50 

Gest 76.04 $18,457.33 



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



Ainsley 

Bigelow 

Billings 

Clement 

Cutter 

Kimball 



$6,207.13 

40.00 

3,661 .20 

80.00 

75.40 

426.99 



Knapp 

Sewall 

Underbill 

Wadlin 

Wales 

Wilson 



$330.00 

1,062.50 

12.98 

96.12 

212.50 

36.00 



12,240.82 



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

Artz $546.77 Lewis $200.00 

Bates 2,000.00 O'Reilly 44.20 

Bowditch 425.00 Pierce 166.12 

Codman 28.78 Reed 30.00 

Elizabeth 1,000.00 Scholfteld 2,297.14 

Franklin Club 42.50 Storrow 750.00 

Green 36.99 Ticknor 82.12 

Hannigan 2.50 Townsend 105.00 

C. Harris 425.00 Twentieth Regiment 212.50 

Hersey 95.84 j. L. Whitney— Books 676.35 

A. Lawrence 250.00 J. L. Whitney — Manus. 



9,416.81 40,114.% 



Funds With Miscellaneous Restrictions as to Use of Income 

For Special Purposes, Not for Purchase of Library Materials 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund $3.44 

Central Library Building 3.00 

Saroenl 111.16 

A. L. Whitney 183.00 

J. L. Whitney — Bibliographic 700.00 

J. L. Whitney — Care and Cataloging of Manusripts 676.34 $1,676.94 



For Branch Libraries 

Guerrier $12.62 

T. B. Harris 123.30 

Hinsman 31.00 

E. Lawrence 20.00 

Lcring 12.50 

Mead 63.10 

Morse 30.00 

Oakland 459.12 

Pratt 38.44 

South Boston 2.50 

Tufts 408.22 1,200.80 



For Newspapers only 
Todd 



1,434.76 4,312.50 

$50,351.26 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1948 

1 he figures listed are for the hook values of irjvestments as of December 
31, 1948. 

Ainsley Fund — Bequest of Emily L. Ainsley, under Article 1 2 of 
her will, for the purchase of books. Received in 1938. $205,859.86 

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 v^ritings, either in verse or prose, of American 
and foreign authors. These books are to be known as the "Long- 
fellow Memorial Collection." Received in 1896. $10,080.00 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By an Agreement of Compromise entered in the Probate Court 
of Suffolk County on January 15, 1935, the Benton Book 
Fund was established ". . . as a permanent fund, the income and 
interest thereon to be applied annually by the Library Trustees, 



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without regard to the amounts appropriated by the City of Boston 
for the maintenance of the Boston Public Library in any year, as 
follows:— -(a) Six-tenths (6/10) of such income is to be applied an- 
nually by the Library Trustees for the purchase of books, maps and 
other library material of permanent value and benefit for said li- 
brary; meaning and intending hereby that such income shall be 
applied for books desirable for scholarly research and use; (b) The 
remaining four-tenths (4/10) of such income is to be paid over an- 
nually to the Rector of Trinity Church to be by him disbursed, either 
directly, or in his discretion, through charitable organizations or 
agencies, whether incorporated or unincorporated, in relieving the 
necessities of the poor." Received in 1936. $1,109,823.34 

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. 

$2,279,381.24 

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

Bigelow Fund — Donation made by the HoN. JoHN P. BiGELOW in 
August, 1850, when Mayor of the City. 

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

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

"The sum to constitute a permanent fund for said library, to be 
called the Robert Charles Billings Fund, the income only to be used 
for the purpose of the purchase of books for said library." Re- 
ceived in 1903. $100,943.34 

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 1940. $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 "The Children's Fund," and the income applied to the pur- 
chase of books for the use of the young, to be applied for those pur- 
poses only in years 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. $103,078.00 

Clement Fund — Bequest of Frank Clement, of Newton, to be known 
as the "Frank Clement Fund," the income to be applied to the pur- 
chase of books. Received in 1915. $2,000.00 
Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund — This is a contribution from 
the friends of Henry Sargent Codman, to be used to perpetuate 
the memory of Mr. Codman by the purchase of books upon land- 
scape gardening. It is the desire of the subscribers that a special 
book plate shall be inserted in each of the volumes purchased, identi- 
fying it as part of their memorial collection. Received in 1 898. 

$2,677.48 
Cutter Fund — Bequest of AbRAM E. Cutter of four thousand dol- 
lars and his hbrary 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, I 863, by a literary asso- 
ciation of young men in Boston, who, at the dissolution of the asso- 
ciation, authorized its trustees, Thomas Minns, John J. French and 
J. Franklin Reed, to dispose of the funds on hand in such manner 
as to them should seem judicious. They elected to bestow them on 
the Public Library, attaching thereto only the following conditions: 
"In trust, that the income, but the income only, shall, year by year, be 
expended in the purchase of books of permanent value, for the use 
of the free Public Library of the city, and as far as practicable of 
such a character as to be of special interest to young men." The trus- 
tees expressed a preference for books relative to government and 
political economy. $1,000.00 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Fund — Bequest of ISABELLA StEWART 

Gardner. 

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

$5,000.00 

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

Green Fund — Donations of Dr. Samuel A. Green of $2,000, the 
income of which is to be expended for the purchase of books relating 
to American history. Received in 1878 and 1884. $2,037.17 

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 b)' 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 v^ill: "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. $1,138.31 

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 
'Tranklin 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. 

$10,130.17 

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 1 860. $ 1 0,000.00 

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

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

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

Charles Mead Fund — Bequest of Charles MeAD, to constitute the 
Charles Mead Public Library Trust Fund for the promotion of the 
objects of the Public Library in such manner as the government of 
said library shall deem best, and so far as the government shall 
deem consistent with the objects of the library to be used for the 
benefit of the South Boston Branch Library. Received in 1 896. 

$2,530.51 

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

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

Gardner O. North Fund — Bequest of Gardner O. North. Re- 
ceived in 1928. $2,000.00 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund — By an interlocutory decree of the 
Probate Court for the County of Suffolk, the amount of$1 1 ,781 .44 
was received, the same being one-half of the net amount received 



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from the disposition of certain property held by the Trustees, under 
an indenture between Amor 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. PhiUips 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 
I 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 ScHOLFiELD, who died in New 
York, January 1 7, 1 883, the interest to be paid to certain heirs 
during their lives, and then to be used for the purchase of books of 
permanent value. The last heir, Joseph Scholfield, died November 
1 8, 1 889, and by his will bequeathed to the City of Boston the sum 
of $1 1,766.67, which represents the income of said fund received 
by him up to the time of his death, to which was added $33.33 
accrued interest on deposit up to the time of investment, to be added 
to the fund given by his brother. $61 ,895.25 

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

$25,000.00 



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

Skinner Fund — Extract from the will of Francis SkinNER: 

"Eleventh. — All my books and library I give and bequeath to my 
son, to be enjoyed by him during his life and after his death to be 
distributed as he shall appoint among such public libraries, as he shall 
judge fit, and in case he makes no such appointment then to the 
Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston. 
"Sixteenth. — All the rest and residue of my said property of what- 
ever kind, I give and bequeath to Augustus P. Loring and J. Lewis 
Stackpole in trust to pay the net income to my son Francis Skinner, 
Jr., during his life, or to apply the same to his maintenance and sup- 
port, or the maintenance and support of any issue of his, as they shall 
think best during his life ; and at his death to apply the income to the 
maintenance and support of his issue until his youngest child shall 
reach the age of 2 1 years and then to distribute said property among 
said issue, the issue of a deceased child to take the share a parent 
would have if living. 

"If there shall be no issue surviving at the time of my son's death, 
then to turn the said property into cash and to divide it equally 
among the following legatees: The Trustees of the Public Library 
of the City of Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Medical School 
of Harvard University, and the Free Hospital for Wom.en, 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 v/ill, 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. $4,106.71 

William C. Todd Newspaper Fund — Donation by WiLLlAM C. TODD, 
of Atkins, N. H., accepted by order of the City Council, approved 
October 30, 1897, the income to be at least two thousand dollars 
a year, to be expended by the Library Trustees for newspapers of 
this and other countries. $50,1 16.41 

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

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

By order of the City Council, approved May 17, 1872, said be- 
quest was accepted and the Trustees of the Public Library authorized 
to receive the same and invest it in the City of Boston Bonds, income 
of which is to be expended by said Trustees in such manner as they 
may deem for the best interests of the Library. $13,987.69 

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

$10,131.77 



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Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund — Donation on account of the 
Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund, the income to be used 
for the purchase of books of a military and patriotic character, to be 
placed in the alcove appropriated as a memorial to the Twentieth 
Regiment. Received in 1 897. , $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 1932. 

$2,000.00 
Also a bequest by Ella F, Wadlin; to be added to the Horace G. 
Wadlin Fund, and the income to be used for the purchase of books. 
Received in 1936. $1,756.35 

Wales Fund — Extract from the will of George C. WaleSi 

"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. $43,893.40 

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 

Artz Fund .... 

Bates Fund .... 

Benion Book Fund 

Benton Building Fund . 

Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund 

Bigelow Fund 

Robert Charles Billings Fund 

Blanchard Fund . 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund 

Bowditch Fund 

Bradlee Fund ... 

Joseph H. Center Fund . 

Central Library Building Fund 

Children's Fund . 

Clement Fund 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial 

Cutter Fund 

Elizabeth Fund 

Daniel Sharp Ford Fund 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund 

Franklin Club Fund 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Fund 

Morris Gest Fund 

Green Fund .... 

Edith Guerrier Fund 

Francis J. Hannigan Fund . 

Charlotte Harris Fund . 

Thomas B. Harris Fund 

Alfred Hemenway Fund 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund 

Lizzie Hinsman Fund . 

Hyde Fund 

David P. Kimball Fund . 

Louis E. Kirstein Fund 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund . 

Helen Lambert Fund . 

Abbott Lawrence Fund 

Edward Lawrence Fund 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund . 



$205,859.86 

10,080.00 

50,000.00 

1,109,823.34 

2,279,381 .24 

2,000.00 

1,000 .00 

100,943.34 

4,939.00 

172.70 

10,000.00 

1.000.00 

39,908.89 

150.00 

103,078.00 

2,000.00 

2,677.48 

4.270.00 

25.000.00 

6.000.00 

5.017.65 

1.000.00 

5,000.00 

2,652.50 

2,037.17 

506.92 

125.00 

10,000.00 

1,138.31 

5,000.00 

3.542.00 

1,250.00 

3.632.40 

10,130.17 

5.000.00 

10,000.00 

1 .403.57 

10.000.00 

500.00 

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 . 

Schol field Fund .... 

Sewall Fund .... 

Sigilman Fund .... 

Skinner Fund .... 

South Boston Branch Library Trust F' 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund 

James Jackson Sforrow (Harvard '57) 

Ticknor Fund .... 

William C. Todd Newspaper Fund 

Townsend Fund .... 

Treadwell Fund .... 

Nathan A. Tuffs Fund 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 

Francis Jay Underhill Fund 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund 

Wales Fund .... 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 

Mehifable C. C. Wilson Fund . 



ad 
und 



500.00 

2,530.51 

217.00 

1.000.00 

2,000.00 

11.781.44 

l.OOO.OO 

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 

4,106.71 

50,116.41 

4.000.00 

13.987.69 

10.131.77 

5.000.00 

524.70 

3.756.35 

5.000.00 

5.000.00 

43,893.40 

l.OOO.OO 



Total 



,$4,434,196.54 



GIFTS FOR IMMEDIATE USE 
Received During the Current Year 

Albert H. Wiggin $35,404.85 

(for Print Department) 
Trustees under the Will of Helen O. Storrow ..... 1,073.85 

(for general purposes of the Library) 
Hiram C. Merrill 100.00 

(for Print Department) 
Old Colony Tenants Association ........ 80.00 

(for the purchase of books for the Washington Village Branch 

Library; gift to be known as Joseph Ward Memorial Gift.) 
Jan Quen 54.00 

(for the purchzise of books) 
George A. Spanops .......... 5.00 

(for the purchcise of books) 

Unexpended Balances 

Remaining from Gifts Received in Current and Previous Years, 

as of December 31, 1948 

Nathan H. Friedman $81.91 

Friends of Polish Culture of Boston ....... 7.60 

Jan Quen 26.47 

J. Ashton Reid 30.74 

George A. Spanops .......... 5.00 

Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow ..... 6.681.37 

Joseph Ward Memorial Gift 36.00 

Albert H. Wiggin 5,400.05 



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XI 

OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1948 

General Administrative Offices 

Director's Office 

Director, and Librarian 

Assistant to the Director 
and Clerk of the Trustees 

Assistant to the Director 

Editor of PubHcations 

Personnel Office 



Milton E. Lord 

Elizabeth B. Brockunier 
John J. Connolly 
Zoltan Haraszti 



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 

Supervisor in the Reference Division 

Assistant to the Chief Librarian 

of the Reference Division 
Deputy Supervisor in the Reference 

Division 
Deputy Supervisor in the Reference 

Division 

Keeper of Rare Books 
Keeper of Prints 

Chief of Book Selection Department 

Chief of Book Stack Service 

Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

Department 
Chief of Fine Arts Department 
Chief of General Reference Department 
Chief of History Department 
Chief of Music Department 
Chief of Periodical and Newspaper 

Department 



Elizabeth L. Wright 
Pearl B. Smart 



Sarah M. Usher 
Elizabeth B. Boudreau 

Richard G. Hensley 

Edward H. Redstone 

Marjorie G. Bouquet 
John M. Carroll 

Bradford M. Hill 

Zoltan Haraszti 

Arthur W. Heintzelman 

Christine Hayes 
Vacant 

Mildred C. O'Connor 
Priscella S. MacFadden 
John M. Carroll 
Sarah W. Flannery 
Richard G. Appel 

Bradford M. Hill 



[77] 



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 
Dorothy M. Lovett 

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 
Deputy Supervisor, In Charge of Work 

with Children 
Deputy Supervisor, In Charge of Work 

with Adults 

Branch Librarians 

Allston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
City Point 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 
Hyde Park 
Jam.aica 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 



Ada A. Andelman 
Elizabeth M. Gordon 
Muriel C. Javelin 



Christiana P. Jordan 
Katrina M. Sather 
Mary K. Harris 
Helen M. O'Leary 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Margaret A. Calnan 
Margaret A. Morgan 
Dorothy F. Nourse 
Mary U. Nichols 
Catherine P. Loughman 
Sara A. Lyon 
Rebecca E. Willis 
Geraldine M. Altman 
Annie Reis 
Theodora B. Scoff 
Margaret I. McGovern 
Frances C. Lepie 
Gladys R. White 
Ruth M. Hayes 
Ellen C. Peterson 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary A. Hackett 
A. Virginia Haviland 
Marion R. Herzig 
Irene H. Tuttle 
Marion C. Kingman 
Beatrice C. Maguire 
Elizabeth H. McShane 
Fanny Goldstein 
Pauline A. Walker 



[78] 



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 People's Room 



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 



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



Officers of the Library, Emeritus 



Supervisor of Training, Emeritus 
Supervisor of Branch Libraries, 

Emeritus 
Supervisor of Work With Children, 

Emeritus 

Chief of Book Preparation Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Book Stack Service, 

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 



Bertha V, Hartzell 
Edith Guerrier 
Alice M. Jordan 

Marion A. McCarthy 
William J. Ennis 
Alice V. Stevens 
Lucien E. Taylor 
Laura R. Gibbs 



The 



F. Br 



Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 



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



Emeritus 
Emeritus 
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 
Margaret H. Reid 
Katherine S. Rogan 
Mary M. Sullivan 
Geneva Watson 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
1948 



Statement 

OF 

Expenditures and Receipts 



[80] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Expenditures for Personnel: 

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

Sundays and Evenings, extra and other service . 



$1,392,587.37 

230,680.44 $1,623,267 .81 



Expenditures for Service Other 


Than 


Personal: 




Printing and binding 




$66.90 


Advertising 






243.00 


Transportation of persons . 






3,290.80 


Express charges 






13,625.26 


Light, heat, and power 






55,071.24 


Rent, taxes, and water 






24,485.47 


Bond and insurance premiums 






845.66 


Communication 






5,775.00 


Cleaning 






4.274.75 


Removal of waste 






52.00 


Expert 






10,271.47 


Stenographic and copying . 






1,993.25 


Fees .... 






212.75 


Photographic and blueprinting 






441.97 


General repairs 






73,709.07 


Miscellaneous services 






191.47 194,550.06 


Expenditure for Equipment: 






Electrical 




$3,037.99 


Motor vehicles 






575.00 


Motorless vehicles 






384.50 


Furniture and furnishings . 






1.671.64 


Office 






18,216.68 


Books: 






City appropriation $ 


108,821.72 




Trust funds income 


40,148.16 


148,969.88 


Manuscripts: 






Trust funds income 




676.59 


Periodicals: 






City appropriation 


$6,692.26 




Trust funds income 


4,487.02 


11,179.28 


Newspapers : 






City appropriation 


$2,619.75 




Trust funds income 


1,224.36 


3.844.11 


Microfilms: 






Trust funds income 




418.65 


Posters, prints, and maps: 






City appropriation 


$35.40 




Trust funds income 


327.45 


362.85 


Phonograph records: 






City appropriation 


$40.50 




Trust funds income 


449.23 


, 489.73 


Miscellaneous: 






City appropriation 


$790.37 




Trust funds income 


5,889.89 


6,680.26 


Tools and instruments 




1,444.84 


Miscellaneous equipment 




6.617.18 204,569.18 


Carried forward . 


$2,022,387.05 



[81] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1948 



Receipts from: 

City Appropriation 1948 

Departmental Equipment Non-Revenue , 

Sales of City Property 

1947 Unliquidated Reserve 

Income from Trust Funds . 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Gift of Hiram C. Merrill . 

Gift of Jan Quen .... 

Gift of George A. Spanops 

Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 

Gift of Old Colony Tenants Association, 

Known as Joseph Ward Memorial Gift 
Gift of Albert H. Wi^in . 



$2,137,160.14 

11,275.00 

39,000.00 

970.35 

49,651.26 

700.00 

100.00 

54.00 

5.00 

1,073.85 

80.00 
35,404.85 $2,275,474.45 



Carried foricard 



$2,275,474.45 



[821 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought foTWard 


$2,022,387.05 


Expenditures for Supplies: 






Office 


. $16,425.45 




Fuel 


\l>,lAlAb 




Medical 


58.35 




Laundry, cleaning, toilet 


3,020.33 




Educational and recreational 


34.38 




Agricultural .... 


144.64 




Chemicals and disinfectants 


399.24 




Miscellaneous supplies 


2,754.87 


36,580.1 1 


Expenditures for Materials: 






Building ..... 


$4,233.92 




Machinery ..... 


42.44 




Electrical ..... 


4,126.64 




Miscellaneous materials 


2,947.62 


11,350.62 


Pensions ...... 




1.429.08 


Workmen's Compensation 




832.64 


1946 Unliquidated Reserve 




20.67 


1947 Unliquidated Reserve 




6,352.01 


Departmental Equipment Non-Revenue 




1,562.88 


Special Appropriation: Central Librar)' Buildin; 


I 




Roof Construction .... 




25.00 


Sales of City Property .... 




6,228.00 


Special Items: 






Trust Funds Income, salaries 


$342.00 




Trust Funds Income, scholarships 


400.00 




Trust Funds Income, sick benefits 


25.00 




Trust Funds Income, foreign books and mis- 






cellaneous supplies 


2,420.03 


3,187.03 


Anonymous Gift A . 


$4.00 




Anonymous Gift B . 


100.00 




Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 


125.22 




Gift of Friends of Polish Culture of Boston 


53.50 




Gift of Frances S. H. Houston . 


5.00 




Gift of Hiram C. Merrill . . 


100.00 




Gift of Pianoforte Teachers' Society of Bost 


3n . 327.93 




Gift of Jan Quen .... 


57.53 




Gift of Old Colony Tenants Association, 






Known as Joseph Ward KJenior'ial Cifl 


44.00 




Gift of Albert H. Wiggin . 


30,004.80 


30,821.98 


Binding Department: 






Salaries ..... 


. $76,956.50 




Gas, light, and heat .... 


74.79 




Repairs ..... 


151.78 




Furniture and furnishings . 


30.00 




Tools and instruments 


101.11 




Supplies ..... 


584.81 




Machinery materials .... 


54.81 




Building and electrical materials . 


55.37 




Stock ..... 


7,614.70 


85.623.87 


Carried fonvard .... 


$2,206,400.94 



[83] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31. 1948 



Drought forJvarJ 
Balance Brought Forward from 1947: 
Trust Funds Income 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 
Anonymous Gift A . 
Anonymous Gift B . 
Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 
Gift of Friends of Pohsh 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 
Special Appropriation: Central Library Building 

Roof Construction 
Departmental Equipment Non-Revenue . 

1945 Unliquidated Reserve . 

1946 Unliquidated Reserve . 

1947 Unliquidated Reserve . 



$2,275,474.45 



$97,308.42 

5,029.40 

4.00 

100.00 

207.13 

61.10 

5.00 

327.93 

30.00 

30.74 

5,607.52 

4,064.1 1 

1 ,750.66 

3.70 

300.03 

6.692.14 



121,521.88 



Carried forrvard 



$2,3%,996.33 



[84] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forward 


$2,206,400.94 


Printing Department: 






Salaries . . . . . 


. $17,993.29 




Gas, light, and heat . 


8.30 




Photographic and blueprinting 


206.57 




Repairs .... 


37.65 




Miscellaneous services 


19.50 




Electrical equipment . 


3,838.00 




Furniture and furnishings 


8.40 




Miscellaneous equipment 


1 1 .20 




Office supplies 


136.15 




Miscellaneous supplies 


30.55 




Outside work .... 


73.00 




Stock .... 


5,352.77 


27,715.38 


Amounts Paid Into the City Treasury- 






Fines ..... 


. $28,061.05 




Sales of Publications 


200.57 




Payments for lost books and damages 


1,409.49 




Commission on telephone stations . 


720.20 




Commission on coin locks . 


1,121.94 




Sale of waste paper . 


1,135.27 




Miscellaneous receipts 


665.98 


33,314.50 


Balance, Decfmber 31, 1943: 






Trust Funds Income 


. $90,151.30 




James L. Whitney Bibliographic Accou 


It . . 5,729.40 




Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 


8_l.91 




Gift of Friends of Polish Culture of E 


oston . . 7.60 




Gift of Jan Quen 


26.47 




Gift of J. Ashton Reid . 


30.74 




Gift of George A. Spanops 


5.00 




Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. St 


orrow . . 6,681.37 




Gift of Old Colony Tenants Associalic 


n. 




Known as Joseph Ward Memorial C 


:;// . . 36.00 




Gift of Albert H. Wiggin . 


5,400.05 


108,149.84 


Balance Unexpended, December 31, 19^ 


\S: 




Special Appropriation: Central Library 


Building 




Roof Construction 


$4,039.11 




Departmental Equipment Non-Revenue 


1 1 ,462.78 




Sales of City Property 


32.772.00 




1945 Unliquidated Reserve 


3.70 




1946 Unliquidated Reserve 


279.36 




1947 Unliquidated Reserve 


1,310.48 




General Appropriation: 






Amount carried forward to 1949 


$4,846.09 




Amount returned to City Treasury 


16.65 4,862.74 




Income on hand 


574.80 


55.304.97 



To Balance 



$2,430,885.63 



[85] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1948 



Brought foTTDord 






$2,396,996.33 


CEIPTS FROM: 


Fines $28,576.45 


Sales of Publications 






200.57 


Payments for lost books and damages 






1 ,428.09 


Commission on telephone stations . 






720.20 


Commission on coin locks . 






1,121.94 


Sale of waste paper . 






1.135.27 


Miscellaneous receipts 






706.78 33,889.30 



To Balance 



$2,430,885.63 



4.18.49 : 400 



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