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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1950 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 






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TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



FRANK J. DONAHUE, President 

Term expires April 30, 1953 

LEE M. FRIEDMAN 

Term expires April 30, 1954 

FRANK W. BUXTON ROBERT H. LORD 

Terra expires April 30, 1953 Term expires April 30, 1952 

FRANCIS B. MASTERSON 

Term expires April 30, 1951 



MILTON E. LORD 
Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 



I — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1950 

II — Appropriations and Expenditures for 
Personnel, 1930-1950 . 

III — Appropriations and Expenditures for 

Books .... 

IV — Personnel . • . . 

V — Book Stock .... 

VI — Use of Books and Films . 
VII — The Catalogs 

VIII — Printing and Binding . 

IX — Lectures, Concerts, Exhibitions 

X — Trust Funds .... 

XI — Officers of the Library, 

AS OF December 31, 1930 

Financial Statement . 



1 

4 

10 
15 
35 
44 
50 
51 
52 
68 

85 
89 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930 - 1950 



Total EIxpenditures, 1930 - 1950 



YEAR 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
193ft 


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 
2,500,979.80 
2,573,78132 

BUIION OF ExPEN 


FROM SPECIAL 

CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$237,962.11 

309,794.65 

126345.78 

1 .027.43 

41,049.17 

36.295.49 

74,434.97 

73,204.16 

66.243.11 

39,997.19 

52,930.24 

37398.01 

92,356.86 

72,904.22 

11.913.99 


FROM 
INCOME OF 

; TRUST FUNDS 

$22,796.21 
20,839.73 
22,801 .04 
26,633.94 
19.083.82 
24,496.50 
58,826.03 
51,161.81 
86338.96 
119.899.86 
128,403.69 
93.969.34 
50.625.70 
61,016.62 
40.839.88 
42,695.41 
45.199.61 
46,156.27 
56,808.38 
84,137.28 
61,03037 

Annual City 


FROM 

GIFTS FOR 

IMMEDIATE USE 


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 
1383,860.59 
1,391.169.10 
1.414,055.74 
1,405,816.49 
1.415.806.83 
1388.579.81 
1 ,334,486.68 
1.352,698.88 
1,427,152.03 
1,879.41337 
2,227.743.64 
2,642,286.03 
2.704,304.23 

s, 1930-1950 








$6.83 

206.68 


1 yJ\j 

1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 


73.97 

88.80 

264.69 

270.20 

85.21 

1.086.50 

387.68 

1,178.92 

1 ,492.43 

30.821.98 

5,950.80 

2,706.48 

Appropriation 


1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 

DiSTRl 


1.211.26 
20375.20 

7.815.88 
51,218.15 
66.786.08 

DiTUREs From 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 



SALARIES 
AND WAGES 

$809,530.41 

852,987.17 

853,680.10 

788.60337 

821.974.51 

912,339.26 

930,788.04 

975,751.61 

1,023,225.41 

1.032,696.19 

1 ,045.735.40 

1 ,043,754.52 

1,062.220.17 

1,036.38135 

1.058,671.96 

1.064343.72 

1.108,102.75 

1.453.087.76 

1.718,217.60 

2,029,465.96 

2,109,77134 



cooks AND OTHER 
LIBRARY MATERIALS 

$159,999.97 

190.636.12 

1 59.970.58 

87323.50 

98.291.63 

99.233.95 

54.999.98 

81,522.49 

73,874.93 

54,999.97 

57,499.94 

74,999.47 

88.000.00 

75,000.00 

80.000.00 

81,701.74 

90,899.98 

118,533.62 

119,000.00 

150.01935 

147,498.16 



ALL OTHER 

ACCOUNTS 

$162,989.68 
195,634.16 
133.929.21 
124.505.00 
145.101.30 
127.541.67 
130.869.12 
147.720.37 
134.178.18 
143,501.92 
129,397.67 
1 55,430.46 
122,333.90 
143,192.41 
141.974.55 
163,57033 
180.559.^1 
239,768.09 
295,079.80 
321,494.49 
316,311.82 



$1,132,520.06 
1,239.257.45 
1,147.579.89 
1,000,431.87 
1,065367.44 
1,139,114.88 
1,116.657.14 
1 .204.994.47 
1.231.278.52 
1,231,198.08 
1.232,633.01 
1,274.184.45 
1,272.554.07 
1.254.573.76 
1.280.646.51 
1 ,309,61 5.79 
i. 379.562.24 
1.811,389.47 
2.132.297.40 
2.S00.979.80 
2.573,781.32 



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[3] 

Distribution of Expenditures From Income or Trust Funds, 1930 - 1950 



) 150.00 $22,796.21 

100.00 20,839.73 

22,801.04 

26,633.94 

19,083.82 





BOOKS AND OTHER 




VEAR 


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 


1 89.45 


1947 


43,869.89 


42.11 


1948 


53,621.35 


342.00 


1949 


83.887.28 


50.00 


1950 


60.530.37 


100.00 



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 

200.00 84,137.28 

400.00 61 .030.37 

Distribution of Expenditures From Gifts for Immediate Use, 1930 - 1950 

BOOKS and OTHFR 

year library materials 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

1936 $6.83 

1937 206.68 

1938 

1939 73.97 

1940 88.80 

1941 264.69 

1942 270.20 

1943 85.21 

1944 I.086.sn 

1945 387.68 

1946 1. 1 78.92 

1947 1,492.43 
, 1948 30,821.98 

1949 5.950.80 

1950 2,706.48 



[4J 
II 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1930- 1950 

loiAL Appropriations and Expenditures ior All Personnll, 1930 - 1950 





AMOUNT 


AMOUNT 


UNEXPENDED 


YEAR 


appropriated 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


1930 


$812,000.00 


$809,530.41 


$2,469.59 


1931 


858,903.00 


852.987.17 


5.915.83 


1932 


858,000.00 


853.680.10 


4.319.90 


1933 


800,000.00 


788.603.37 


11,396.63 


1934 


824.719.00 


821,974.51 


2.744.49 


1935 


915.000.00 


912.339.26 


2.660.74 


1936 


921.000.00 


930.788.04* 






1937 


985,000.00 


975.751.61 


9.248.39 


1938 


1.039.175.00 


1.023.225.41 


15.949.59 


1939 


1 .039,859.34 


^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 


I.897.25tt 


1947 


1,454.799.00 


1.453,087.76 


l,7I1.24ttt 


1948 


1 .720,905.84 


1,718,217.60 


2.688.24tttt 


1949 


2,055,650.00 


2,029,465.96 


26.184.04§ 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


2,109,771.34 


228.66 



* 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. 
§ $25,765.38 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For All Personnel, 1930-1950 

total expenditures 
for salaries & wages 
year for all personnel 



1929 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 



$770,367.26 

809.530.41 

852,987.17 

853,680.10 

788,603.37 

821.974.51 

912,339.26 

930,788.04 

975.751.61 

1,023,225.41 

1,032,696.19 

1 .045,735.40 

1,043,754.52 

1,062,220.17 

1,036,381.35 

1,058,671.96 

1,064,343.72 

1.108,102.75 

1.453.087.76 

1,718,217.60 

2,029,465.96 

2,109,771.34 



7c OF 


% OF 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANCE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


+5.1% 


f5.1% 


+5.4% 


+ 10.7% 


+0.1% 


+ 10.8% 


-7.7% 


+2.4% 


+4.2% 


+6.7% 


+ 11.0% 


+ 18.3% 


+2.0% 


+20.8% 


+4.8% 


+26.6% 


+4.8% 


+32.7% 


+0.9% 


+33.9% 


+ 1.2% 


+35.7% 


-0.2% 


+35.4% 


+1.7% 


+37.8% 


-2.4% 


+34.5% 


+2.2% 


+37.4% 


+0.5% 


+38.2% 


+4.1% 


+43.8% 


+23.7% 


+88.6% 


+18.2% 


+123.0% 


+18.1%, 


+ 163.4^r 


+4.0% 


+ 164.5%, 



[5] 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditure.^ For Reoliar Service 
(Fui.L-TiME Personnel). 1930 - 1950 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


%OF 


%0F 




FOR SALARIES & WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANCE 


YEAR 


FOR REGULAR SERVICE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 







1930 


694.183.74 


+4.6% 


+4.6% 


1931 


734.150.50 


+5.8% 


+ 10.6% 


1932 


746,221.52 


+ 1.6% 


+ 12.4% 


1933 


683,618.01 


-8.4% 


+3.0% 


1934 


682.797.16 


-fl.1% 


+2.9% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+17.1% 


+20.4% 


1936 


833.763.88 


+4.3% 


+25.87o 


1937 


875,957.34 


+5.1% 


+32.1% 


1938 


932.579.59 


+6.5% 


+40.7% 


1939 


945,123.2! 


+1-3% 


+42.5% 


1940 


954,292.69 


4-1.1% 


+43.8% 


194! 


941.707.31 


-1.3% 


+41.8% 


1942 


939,370.95 


-0.2% 


+41.5% 


1943 


918,763.36 


-2.2% 


+38.4% 


1944 


933.028.30 


+ 1.6% 


+40.6% 


1945 


940,227.10 


+0.8% 


+41.6% 


1946 


981.514.81 


+4.4% 


+47.8% 


1947 


1,250,831.07 


+21.5% 


+88.4% 


1948 


1.487,537.16 


+ 18.9% 


+124.0% 


1949 


1.766.557.23 


+18.8% 


+ 166.07o 


1950 


1,838,560.39 


+4.1% 


+ 176.8% 



Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel, Etc), 1930 - 1950 





total expenditures 


%of 


'.'< of 




for salaries & WAGES 


change from 


CHANGE 


year 


for extra service 


preceding year 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 






1930 


112,214.67 


+7.8% 


+7.8% 


1931 


1 1 5,888.67 


+3.3% 


+ 11.3% 


1932 


105,448.58 


-9.0% 


+ 1.4% 


1933 


102,982.11 


-2.3% 


-1.0% 


1934 


111.792.41 


+8.6% 


+7.4% 


1935 


96,330.61 


-13.8% 


-7.4% 


1936 


92,411.73 


-4.1% 


-11.1% 


1937 


97,706.13 


+5.7% 


-6.0% 


1938 


88.305.46 


-9.6% 


-15.1% 


1939 


85,661.98 


-3.0% 


-17.6% 


1940 


89,517.71 


-^4.3% 


-11.6rf 


1941 


100.136.21 


+ 11.8^c 


-3.7% 


1942 


120,983.22 


+20.6% 


+ 16.3% 


1943 


115,031.99 


-4.9% 


+ 10.6% 


1944 


122.061.66 


+6.1% 


+ 17.3% 


1945 


120.536.62 


-1.1% 


+ 15.8% 


1946 


122.983.94 


+2.07o 


+18.2% 


1947 


198,611.69 


+38.0% 


4-91.0'^r 


1948 


230,680.44 


+ 16.1% 


+121.7% 


1949 


262.908.73 


+ 14.0% 


+ 152.7% 


1950 


271,210.95 


+3.2% 


+ 160.7% 



[61 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1950 

Summary dy Divisions 

Administrative Offices 

Regular Service $102,958.24 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $6,135.03 

Sunday Service 1,638.31 7,773.34 



Total Expenditures for Administrative Offices $110,731.58 

Division of Home Re.vding and Community Services 

Regular Service $828,262.41 

Extra Service 

Part-lime Service $106,522.55 

Janilorial and Cleaning Service 

By the Hour 6,993.22 

Evening and Holiday Service 7,873.82 

Sunday Service 6,613.28 128,002.87 



Total Expenditures for Division of Home 

Rcadmg and Community Services 956,265.2o 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Regular Service $502,486.16 

Extra Service 

Part-time Servi-e $59,624.71 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

Evening and Ploliday Service 640.51 

Sunday Service 32,760.90 93,026.12 



Total Expenditures for Division of 

Reference and Research Services 595,512.28 

Division of Business Operations 

Regular Service $404,853.58 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $2,817.01 

Evening and Holiday Service 245.03 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

Evening and Pioliday Service 22,837.95 

Sunday Service 11.790.63 37,690.62 



Total Expenditures for 

Division of Business Operations 442,544.20 

Miscellaneous Services 

Storytelling $4,363.00 

Slereopticon Operator 355.00 



Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous Services 4,718.00 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE FOR ALL PERSONNEL $2,109,771.34 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES. 

1950 

REGULAR 
UNIT 

Director's Office 
Personnel Office 
Information Office 
Oifice of Records, Files, 
Statistics 



Total Expenditures for 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$50,192.54 
23,211.83 
18,223.31 

11,330.56 


PARI-riME 
SERVICE 


SUNDAY 
SERVICE 


total 

SERVICE 

$50,192.54 
23,516.86 
25,691.62 

11.330.56 


$305.03 
5,830.00 




$1,638.31 




; 102,958.24 


$6,135.03 


$1,638.31 


$110,731.58 



[7] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF MOME READING 
AND COMMUNITY SERVICES. 1950 



Unit 

Executive Staff 

Book Selection Department 

Cataolging and Classification Dept. 

Branch Issue Department 

Open Shelf Department 

Registration Department 



Y 



I oung reoples 



Re 



School Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$51,254.97 
9,442.27 
22,234.29 
30,048.29 
24.697.80 
26.664.75 
15,252.54 
23.297.19 

625,370.31 



Total Expenditures for Division of Home 
Reading and Community Services $828,262.41 



JANITORl.M. AND 
CLEANING: 
BY THE HOUR, 
PART-TIME AND EVENING 
SERVICE AND HOLIDAY 



$1,442.40 

276.64 

1,863.70 

4.325.10 

8,508.50 



2,289.63 

4.423.21 

83,388.37 



14,867.04 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



$3,053.65 
1.574.91 

1,98-4.72 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$52,697.37 
9,718.91 
24,102.99 
34.373.39 
36,259.95 
28,239.66 
19,526.89 
27,720.40 

723,625.72 



$106,522.55 $14,867.04 $6,613.28 $956,265.28 



Branch Libraries 

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

Total Expenditures for 
Branch Libraries 



$24,258.91 
23,027.91 
24.809.16 
16.146.31 
27.145.31 
24.317.90 
22,929.48 
25,618.58 
20,376.50 
20,191.08 
22,450.77 
12,900.11 
13,799.59 
27.586.33 
27.279.51 
19,755.25 
14,560.10 
14,252.28 
26,311.93 
13.687.39 
22,814.85 
10,745.84 
24,366.59 
14.205.05 
18.149.56 
23.666.53 
21,372.84 
31.135.98 
27.658.04 
9,850.63 



$1,812.29 
2.475.04 
3.595.42 
3,369.57 
5,284.50 
3,560.27 
2,338.47 
2.503.37 
2,285.67 
1.966.16 
2,927.21 
2.031.86 
1 ,289.65 
2,659.97 
2,607.86 
2,076.29 
1 ,769.87 
3,296.28 
3,364.46 
1 ,868.97 
2,098.07 
1,396.76 
3,870.13 
2,513.51 
2,338.03 
5,839.39 
2,878.48 
5,344.23 
2,460.81 
1.565.78 



$1,055.04 
630.53 



924.19 

390.94 
560.98 
614.66 

3.93 

1,053.78 
377.28 



1.892.70 
653.42 

2,048.84 
756.99 

2,127.44 

546.96 

5.90 



672.29 
551.17 



$26,071.20 
26,557.99 
29,035.11 
19.515.88 
32.429.81 
28.802.36 
25.267.95 
28.512.89 
23,223.15 
22,771.90 
25,377.98 
14,935.90 
1 5,089.24 
31,300.08 
30,264.65 
21,831.54 
16,329.97 
19,441.26 
30,329.81 
1 7,605.20 
25,669.91 
14,270.04 
28,783.68 
16,724.46 
20,487.59 
29,505.92 
24,251.32 
37,152.50 
30,670.02 
11.416.41 



$625,370.31 $83,388.37 $14,867.04 $6,613.28 $723,625.72 



* Service began February 20, 1950 



[8] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND 
RESEARCH SERVICES, 1950 



Unit 

Executive Staff 

Book Selection Department 

Book Stack Service 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 

Fine Arts Department 

General Reference Department 

History Department 

Music Department 

Periodical and Newspaper Dept. 

Print Department 

Rare Bool: Department 

Science and Technology Dept 

Statistical Department 

Teachers Department 

Kirstein Business Branch 



Total Expenditures for Division of 
Reference and Research Services $502,486.16 



REGULAR 


PART-TIME 


SERVICE 


SERVICE 


$24,042.94 






7,980.94 
111,279.71 




$20,016.33 


83,906.95 


5,456.29 


31,237.95 


4,853.25 


33,023.78 


7,592.31 


15,560.02 


1,944.% 


13,228.74 


3,827.62 


29,868.83 


4.161.77 


14,995.32 


1 ,048.95 


32,227.13 


1 ,225.32 


29,029.58 


4.615.20 


17,149.07 


2,424.88 


13,678.54 


1,370.93 


45,276.66 


1 ,086.90 



JANITORIAL AND 

CLEANING: 

EVENING AND 

HOLIDAY 



$640.51 



SUNDAY 


TOTAL 


SERVICE 


SERVICE 


$1,118.33 


$25,161.27 




7,980.94 
142.405.96 


11,109.92 




89.363.24 


2,993.02 


39.084.22 


4,714.28 


45,330.37 


968.06 


18.473.04 


1 ,209.78 


18,266.14 


4,080.68 


38,111.28 




1 6,044.27 




1 .899.70 


35,352.15 


2.223.73 


35,868.51 


1 ,252.59 


20.826.54 


1,190.81 


16,240.28 




47.004.07 





$59,624.71 



$640.51 $32,760.90 $595,512.28 



[9] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS, 1950 



REGULAR 

Unit service 

Business Office $17,769.22 

Accounting Department 19,982.88 

Binding Department 83,231.68 

Book Preparation Department 28,529.66 

Book Purchasing Department 49,344.00 
Buildings Department 

Mechanical Service 138,987.91 

Cleaning Service 31,871.93 

Printing Department 21,694.57 

Shipping Department 9,131.58 

Supply Room 4,310.15 

Total Expenditures for Division 

of Business Operations $404,853.58 



EVENING AND 

HOLIDAY ; 

JANITORIAL AND 

CLEANING: 

PART-TIME EVENING AND 

SERVICE HOLIDAY 



$280.94 

2,536.07 



$245.03 
21.86 



13,921.03 

8,873.38 

21.68 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



$7,773.87 
4,016.76 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$17,769.22 
20,227.91 
83,253.54 
28,810.60 
51,880.07 

160,682.81 

44,762.07 

21,716.25 

9.131.58 

4,310.15 



$2,817.01 $23,082.98 $11,790.63 $442,544.20 



EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES, 1950 

Storytelling $4,363.00 

Stereoptiion 0[)erator 355.00 



Total Expenditures for 

Miscellaneous Services $4,718.00 



RECAPITULATION, 1950 



Regul.^r Service 

Full-time Members of the Staff 



$1,838,560.39 



Extra Service 
Part-time 

Evening and Holiday Service 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

By the Hour 

Evening and Holiday .Service 
Sunday .'Service 



$175,099.30 
245.03 

6,993.22 
31,352.28 
52,803.12 



266.492.95 



MiSCELLANKOUS SfRVICE S 

Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for All Personnel 



$4,363.00 
355.00 



4,718.00 



$2,109,771.34 



[10] 

III 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 

City Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and Other Library Materials 

1919 - 1950 



1919-20 












$50,000 


1920-21 












60.000 


1921-22 












100,000 


1922-23 












100.000 


1923-24 












90.000 


1924-25 












100.000 


1925* 












100,000* 


1926 












125,000 


1927 












125.000 


1928 












125.000 


1929 












140.000 


1930 












160,000 


1931 












175.000 


1932 












160,000 


1933 












75,000 


1934 












100.000 


1935 












100,000 


1936 












55.000 


1937 












75,000 


1938 












73.875 


1939 












55,000 


1940 












57.500 


1941 












75.000 


1942 












88,000 


1943 












75.000 


1944 












80,000 


1945 












85.000 


1946 












90,000 


1947 












125.000 


1948 












. 125,000 


1949 












125,000 


1950 












1 50.000 



* February 1 - December 31. 1925 only. 
Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 1930 - 1950 





FROM 


FROM INCOME 




VEAR 


CITY FUNDS 


OF trust FUNDS 


total 


1930 


$159,999.97 


$22,466.21 


$182,466.18 


1931 


190,636.12 


19.259.55 


209,895.67 


1932 


1 59,970.58 


20,045.62 


180.016.20 


1933 


87,323.50 


23,873.19 


111,196.69 


1934 


98,291.63 


16,996.57 


1 1 5,288.20 


1935 


99.233.95 


22,264.83 


121,498.78 


1936 


54.999.98 


56,909.96 


111,909.94 


1937 


81.522.49 


49,641.81 


131.164.30 


1938 


73,874.93 


82.756.96 


156,631.89 


1939 


54,999.97 


116,257.43 


171,257.40 


1940 


57,499.94 


124,618.89 


182,118.83 


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 


1949 


150.019.35 


83.887.28 


233.906.63 


1950 


147,498.16 


60,530.37 


208.028.53 



[Ill 



Expenditures for Books 


AND Other Library 


Materials by Division; 


;. 1 939- 1 950 




DIVISION OF 


DIVISION OF 






HOME READING 


reference AND 


ENTIRE 




AND COMMUNITY 


research 


LIBRARY 


YEAR 


SERVICES 


SERVICES 


SYSTEM 


1939 








From City Funds 


$42,667.54 


$12,332.43 


$54,999.97 


From 1 rust Funds 


1 .898.52 


114.358.91 


116.257.43 


Total 


$44,566.06 


$126,691.34 


$171,257.40 


1940 








From City Funds 


$56,100.44 


$1,399.50 


$57,499.94 


From Trust Funds 


9.305.14 


115.313.75 


124.618.89 


Total 


$65,405.58 


$116,713.25 


$182,118.83 


1941 








From City Funds 


$74,992.27 


$7.20 


$74,999.47 


From Trust Funds 


3.340.50 


88,842.16 


92.182.66 


Total 


$78,332.77 


$88,849.36 


$167,182.13 


1942 








From City Funds 


$87,991.81 


$8.19 


$88,000.00 


From Trust Funds 


1.917.04 


46.530.60 


48.447.64 


Total 


$89,908.85 


$46,538.79 


$136,447.64 


1943 








From City Funds 


$75,000.00 




$75,000.00 


From Trust Funds 


1.174.83 


$57,313.56 


58.488.39 


Total 


$76,174.83 


$57,313.56 


$133,488.39 


1944 








From City Funds 


$74,950.20 


$5,049.80 


$80,000.00 


From Trust Funds 


720.79 


39.014.26 


39.735.05 


Total 


$75,670.99 


$44,064.06 


$119,735.05 


1945 








From City Funds 


$78,211.92 


$3,489.82 


$81,701.74 


From Trust Funds 


1.553.76 


39,816.55 


41370.31 


Total 


$79,765.68 


$43,306.37 


$123,072.05 


1946 








From City Funds 


$85,146.82 


$5,753.16 


$90,899.98 


From Trust Funds 


1,250.41 


41.889.71 


43.140.12 


Total 


$86,397.23 


$47,642.87 


$134,040.10 


1947 








From City Funds 


$111,541.08 


$6,992.54 


$118,533.62 


From 1 rust Funds 


828.59 


43,041.30 
$50,033.84 


43.869.89 


Total 


$112,369.67 • 


$162,403.51 


1948 








From City Funds 


$111,999.95 


$7,000.05 


$119,000.00 


From Trust Funds 


1.212.50 


52,408.85 


53.621.35 


Total 


$113,212.45 


$59,408.90 


$172,621.35 


1949 








From City Funds 


$138,360.14 


$11,659.21 


$150,019.35 


From Trust Funds 


1,960.81 


81.926.47 


83,887.28 


Total 


$140,320.95 


$93,585.68 


$233,906.63 


1950 








From City Funds 


$140,501.56 


$6,996.60 


$147,498.16 


From Trust Funds 


724.25 


59.806.12 


60,530.37 


Total 


$141,225.81 


$66,802.72 


$208,028.53 



[12] 

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

1930 - 1950 



year 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 





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 


1 59,970.58 


13.94% 


1,000.431.87 


87.323.50 


8.73% 


1 ,065,367.44 


98,291.63 


9.23% 


1.139.114.88 


99.233.95 


8.11% 


1.116.657.14 


54,999.98 


4.93% 


1.204.994.47 


81.522.49 


6.77% 


1.23 1. 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 


6.547o 


2.132,297.40 


119,000.00 


5.58% 


2,500,979.80 


150,019.35 


6.00% 


2,573.781.32 


147,498.16 


5.73% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures 

1930 - 1950 



year 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 



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 
2,584.867.08 
2,634,311.69 



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 


1 5.38% 


111,196.69 


10.82% 


1 1 5,288.20 


10.63% 


121,498.78 


10.44% 


111.909.94 


9.447o 


131.164.30 


10.44% 


156,631.89 


1 1 .89% 


171.257.40 


12.67% 


182,118.83 


13.38% 


167.182.13 


11.82% 


136,447.64 


10.03% 


133,488.39 


10.15% 


119,735.05 


9.06% 


123.072.05 


8.85% 


134,040.10 


9.417c 


162.403.51 


8.75% 


172,621.35 


7.89%) 


233,906.63 


9.04% 


208,028.53 


7.90% 



[13] 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1950 





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 


1007o 


1932 


853.680.10 


84% 


159.970.58 


16% 


1,013,650.68 


100% 


1933 


788,603.37 


90% 


87.323.50 


10% 


875,926.87 


100% 


1934 


821,974.51 


89% 


98,291.63 


11% 


920,266.14 


I007o 


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 


I007o 


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 


1007^' 


1948 


1.718.217.60 


94%, 


119.000.00 


6% 


1.837.217.60 


100% 


1949 


2,029,465.96 


93% 


150.019.35 


7% 


2.179.48531 


100% 


1950 


2.109,771.34 


93% 


147,498.16 


7% 


2,257,269.50 


100% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1950 



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% 


L064,363.02 


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% 


1 1 5,288.20 


12% 


939.349.96 


100% 


1935 


913,941.93 


88% 


121.498.78 


12% 


1,035,440.71 


100% 


1936 


932,062.11 


89% 


1 1 1 ,909.94 


11% 


1 ,043,972.05 


100% 


1937 


976,879.61 


88% 


131.164.30 


12% 


1,108.043.91 


100% 


1938 


1,026,351.41 


87% 


156,631.89 


13% 


1,182.983.30 


100% 


1939 


1,035,953.52 


86% 


171,257.40 


14% 


1.207,210.92 


100% 


1940 


1 ,047,805.40 


85% 


182,118.83 


15% 


1 ,229.924.23 


100% 


1941 


1,045,254.52 


86% 


167,182.13 


14% 


1,212,436.65 


100% 


1942 


1,063,720.17 


89% 


136,447.64 


11% 


1,200.167.81 


100% 


1943 


1,038.085.68 


89% 


133,488.39 


11% 


1,171,574.07 


100% 


1944 


1,059,296.96 


90% 


119,735.05 


10% 


1,179,032.01 


100% 


1945 


1,064,825.37 


90% 


123,072.05 


10% 


1,187,897.42 


100% 


1946 


1,108,292.20 


89% 


134,040.10 


11% 


1,242,332.30 


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% 


1949 


2,029,515.96 


90% 


233,906.63 


10% 


2,263.422.59 


100% 


1950 


2,109,871.34 


91% 


208,028.53 


9% 


2,317.899.87 


100% 



[14] 

Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1950 









REQUESTED 










requested 




FOR BOOKS 










FOR salaries 




AND OTHER 








YEAR 


& wages 


% 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$812,000.00 


84 7o 


$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% 


1 50,000.00 


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%, 


1 50.000.00 


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%o 


1 50,000.00 


12%, 


1 ,246,830.57 


100%, 


1941 


1.065.000.00 


88% 


150,000.00 


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% 


1 50.000.00 


I2%o 


1.215,000.00 


100% 


1945 


1.065,000.00 


S8% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1,215,000.00 


100%, 


1946 


1,110,000.00 


88%, 


1 50,000.00 


\2% 


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% 


150.000.00 


8% 


1 ,870,905.84 


100%, 


1949 


2,055,650.00 


93% 


1 50,000.00 


7% 


2,205,650.00 


100% 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


93% 


1 50,000.00 


7'', 


2.260,000.00 


100' ; 



[15] 

IV 

PERSONNEL 

Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1930 -1950 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES & 
WAGES FOR ALL 

VEAR PERSONNEL 

1929 $770,367.26 

1930 809,530.41 

1931 852.987.17 

1932 853.680.10 
1933* 788.603.37 
1934* 821.974.5! 

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 

1949 2,029,465.96 

1950 2,109,771.34 



TOTAL PERSONNEL 
AS OF 
']'0 OF CHANGE DECEMBER 3 1 »t % OF CHANGE 

FROM 1929 IN EACH YEAR FROM 1929 



+5.1% 

+ 10.7% 

+ I0.87o 

+2.47fc 

+6.7% 

+ 18.3% 

+20.8% 

+26.6% 

+32.7% 

+33.9% 

+35.7% 

+35.4% 

+37.9% 

+34.5% 

+37.47o 

+38.27o 

+43.8%, 

4-88.6% 

+ 123.0% 

+ 163.4% 

+ 173.87o 



602 
644 
657 
665 
695 
679 
687 
699 
705 
697 
687 
632 
656 
607 
641 
630 
620 
624 
664 
671 
718 
752 



+7.07o 

+9.1% 

+ 10.57o 

+ 15.5% 

+ 12.8% 

+ 14.1% 

+ 16.1% 

+ 17.1% 

+ 15.77o 

+ 14.1% 

+5.0% 

+9.07o 

+0.8% 

4-6.4% 

+4.67o 

+2.9% 

+3.6% 

+ 10.0% 

+11.0% 

+ 19.2% 

+24.9% 



* Salary reductions were in effect from April 21, 1933 to December 31. 1934. 
Cost and Number or Regular Service 1930 - 1950 



TOTAL NUMBER OF 



VEAR 

1929 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933* 

1934* 

1935 

1936 

1937 

1938 

1939 

1940 

1941 

1942 

1943 

1944 

1945 

1946 

1947 

1948 

1949 

1950 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




REGULAR SERVICE 




FOR SALARIES & 




AS OF 




WAGES FOR REGULAR 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31 St 


% OF CHANGE 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


$663,747.98 




475 




694.183.74 


+4.6% 


512 


+7.8% 


734.150.50 


+ 10.6% 


535 


+ l2.67o 


746,221.52 


+ 12.4% 


537 


+13.07o 


683.618.01 


+3.0% 


550 


+ 15.87> 


682.797.16 


+2.9% 


563 


+ 18.57o 


799.271.34 


+20.4% 


571 


+20.27o 


833.763.88 


+25.8% 


578 


+21.7% 


875,957.34 


+32.1% 


592 


+24.67o 


932,579.59 


+40.7% 


590 


+24.27o 


945,123.21 


+42.5% 


580 


+22. 17c 


954,292.69 


+43.7%, 


543 


+ 14.37o 


941,707.31 


+41.8% 


511 


+7.5% 


939.370.95 


+41.5% 


501 


+5.5% 


918,763.36 


+38.4% 


511 


+7.5% 


933.028.30 


+40.6% 


514 


+8.2% 


940,227.10 


+41.6^r 


516 


+8.67o 


981.514.81 


+ 47.8'rr 


510 


+7.4% 


1.250.831.07 


488.4^'^ 


545 


+ 14.77o 


1,487,537.16 


^124.0% 


579 


+21.8% 


1,766,557.23 


+ I66.07o 


588 


+23.87o 


1 ,838,560.39 


-rI76.87o 


584 


+22.2^- 



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



[16] 

Cost and Number of Extra Service (Part-Time Personnel, etc.), 1929 - 1950 



TOTAL EXTRA SERVICE 

PERSONNEL IN TERMS 

OF EQUIVALENT OF 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 






FOR SALARIES & 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR EXTRA 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 3 1st 


7c OF CHAN< 


YEAR 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 192^ 


1929 


$104,032.28 




127 




1930 


112,214.67 


-f7.8% 


132 


+3.9% 


1931 


1 1 5.888.67 


+ 11.3% 


122 


-3.9% 


1932 


105,448.58 


+ 1.4% 


128 


+0.8% 


1933* 


102,982.11 


-1.0% 


145 


+ 14.1% 


1934* 


111,792.41 


+7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


1933 


96,330.61 


-7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


1936 


92,411.73 


-11.1% 


121 


-4.7% 


1937 


97,706.13 


-6.0% 


113 


-ll.07o 


1938 


88,305.46 


-15.1% 


107 


-15.7% 


1939 


85,661 .98 


-17.6% 


107 


-1 5.7% 


1940 


89,517.71 


-13.9% 


89 


-29.9% 


1941 


100,136.21 


-3.7% 


145 


+14.1% 


1942 


120,983.22 


+ 16.9% 


106 


-16.5% 


1943 


115,031.99 


+ 10.6% 


130 


+2.3% 


1944 


122,061.66 


+ 17.3% 


116 


+8.6% 


1945 


120,536.62 


+ 15.8% 


104 


-18.1% 


1946 


122,983.94 


+ 18.27o 


114 


-10.2% 


1947 


198,611.69 


+90.9% 


119 


-6.3% 


1948 


230,680.44 


+ 121.7% 


92 


-n.5% 


1949 


262,908.73 


+ 152.7% 


130 


+2.4% 


1950 


271,210.95 


+ 160.6% 


168 


+32.3% 



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



117] 



DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS, 1929-1950 



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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1947 1948 



JEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1949 1950 



General Administrative Offices 

Division of Business Operations 

Circulation Division 
Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services 

Reference Division 
Division of Reference and 
Research Services 



14 
119 

210 

132 



II 
138 
254 

160 



13 
127 
257 

183 



22 
112 
237 

143 



23 
130 
235 

157 



26 
133 
253 

167 



26 
138 
256 

168 



Tota 



475 



563 



580 



514 



545 



579 588 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 - 1950 
GENERAL ADMINISTRTIVE OFFICES 



Executive Department 

Editor's Department 

Training Class 

Training Office 

Director's Office 

Information Office 

Personnel Office 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 



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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1947 1948 

1 

2 — — — — 



DEC. 31 

1949 



26 
136 

257 

165 

584 



DEC. 31 

1950 



Total 



14 



13 



13 



2 
6 
6 

5 
3 

22 



4 
23 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 
DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 



9 
6 

7 
4 

26 
1950 



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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1947 1948 



9 
6 

7 
4 

26 



DEC. 31 

1949 



10 
5 
7 
4 

26 



DEC. 31 

1950 



Division of Business Operaiions, 
Executive Staff 



Bus 



Offic 



Auditor's Department 
Auditing Department 
Accounting! Department 

Ordering Department 

.Book Purchasing Department 

Book Preparation Department 

Stock Purchasing Department 
Supply Room 

Shipping Department 

Bindery Department 
Binding Department 

Printing Department 

Engineers Department 
Buildings Department 

Cleaners 



— 5 5 — — — — — 

34 4 6 8 

5 5 

— — 7 7 6 7 7 

__ 17 17 15 20 19 18 18 
7 8 9 11 

2 2 2 2 

— — — 1 4 2 

— 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 

31 — — — • — — — — 
35 34 26 27 27 26 25 

6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 

41 — ■ — — 

45 39 38 39 44 45 43 

23 20 16 13 16 16 15 14 

119 138 127 112 130 133 138 136 



[18] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 - 1950 
DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES 



Circulation Division, Executive StaiT 
Division of Home Reading and 

Community Services, 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 

Childrens Department 
Young Peoples Room 

School Issue Department 

AHston 

Andrew Square 

Boylston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

r.ast Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Kirstein 

Lower Mills 

Maltapan 

Memorial 

Mount Bowdoin 

Mount Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

Roxbury Crossing 

South Boston 

South End 

Tyler Street 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxburv 

Bookmobile*** 

Total 



DEC. 3! DEC. 31 DEC. 31 Dr.C.3i DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1934 1939 1944 1947 1948 1949 1950 
8 9 8 9 10 14 — 



25 



4 
4 
4 
7 
8 
2 
7 

6 
II 
3 
7 
7 
6 
3 

3 
5 
9 
7 
3 
3 
8 
3 
3 

5 
4 
8 
8 
4 
10 



26 



4 
9 

12 
6 
4 
3 

10 
4 
8 
3 
7 
4 
8 
7 
4 
9 



14 



21 



— 2 



5 

6 

10 


* 

6 
10 


7 
10 


8 
9 


7 
8 


2 


2 


3 


3 


3 


8 


8 


9 


9 


8 


6 




7 


7 


6 



7 
10 

7 

7 

7 

6 

6 

4 

4 
10 
11 

6 

4 

3 
10 

4 

8 

3 

7 

Closed 

7 

6 

Closed 

10 



8 



7 6 8 7 8 

Name changed to Washington Village 
Name changed to Connolly 



7 
6 
4 
7 
7 
6 
8 
6 
6 
6 
5 
6 

Closed 
4 



6 

4 
3 
8 
4 
7 
3 
7 

July 1, 
4 
5 



6 
5 

5 
8 
4 

July 
3 
8 
7 
7 
3 
3 
8 
4 
7 
3 



1938 

3 

5 



July 1, 1938 
8 8 



6 

9 

6 

5 * 

6 

7 

4 

1940 

4 



4 
9 
8 
7 
4 
4 
9 
4 
7 
3 
8 

5 
5 

7 
7 
10 
9 
4 



210 254 257 237 235 253 256 257 



* Transferred to Division of Business Operations February 13, 1946 
** Closed March 15, 1949 
**■'* Service began February 20, 1950 
Note: Cleaners and Junior Building Custodians assigned to Branch Libraries are included. 



[19] 

DISTRIBU riON OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1950 
DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1947 1948 1949 1950 



1934 


1939 


1944 


1947 


1948 


1949 


6 


11 


3 


6 


5 


6 



Reference Division, Executive Staff 

Division of Reference and 

Research Services, Executive Staff ■ 6 

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 27 30 27 29 

Registration Department 8 9 10 * 

Issue Department 36 40 46 

Book Stack Service , 38 44 46 46 45 

Information Department 5 6 9** 

Open Shelf Department — — *** 

.Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals 25 

Genealogical Department 1 

Bates Hall Reference Desk 5 8 - — - 

Bates Hall Centre Desk 7 4 

Main Reading Room • 

General Reference Department 10 12 12 12 11 

Newspaper Department 2 

Periodical Department 5 - — ■ 

Periodical and Newspaper Department 10 8 8 8 9 9 

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 10 10 10 

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

Science and Technology Department [4] [4] 10 8 10 8 9 9 

Patent Department — 3 

Rare Book Department [3] 8 8 8 7 8 9 8 

Print Department 3 4 4 4 4 

Teachers Department 13 3 3 4 4 4 

Statistical Department 55444554 

History Department 2 5 5 5 5 

Kirstein .Business Branch 11 12 14 13 16 16 15 

Total 132 160 163 143 157 167 168 165 

* Transferred to Circulation Division March 1, 1940 
^* Transferred to General Administrative Offices July I, 1940 
'•■■** Transferred to Circulation Division July 1, 1940 



120J 

Distribution of Full-Time Personnel gv Categories, December 31, 1930 

library workers 

General Officers . . . . . ... ■ . .14 

Assistant to the Director ......... 2 

Chief of Department ......... 22 

Branch Librarian . . ... . . . . . .30 

Asslstant-in-Charge ... ...... 1 

Curator .......... 1 

Readers Adviser .......... 1 

First Assistant .......... 36 

Children's Librarian ......... 22 

Cataloger and Classifier ........ I 

Administrative Assistant ........ 2 

Assistant, 5th Step .......... 4 

Second Assistant .......... 20 

Cataloger .......... 3 

Children's Assistant ......... 1 

Reference Assistant ......... 1 

Assistant, 4th Step ......... 3 

Assistant (Professional Library Service) . . . . . .103 

Assistant (Sub-Professional Library Service) . . . .85 

Probationaiy Assistant (Professional Library Service) . . . .57 

Unclassified Assistant (Sub-Professional Library Service) . . . .47 

Military Substitute ......... 6 

Total 462* 

'*' This figure does not include those members of the staff who 
were absent on military leave on December 31, 1950 and for 
whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



Clerical and Mechanical Workers 



Auditor 

Bookkeeper 

Bookkeeping Machine Operator 

Clerk ... 

Clerk and Typist 

Key Punch Operator . 

Shipper ... 

Shipper's Assistant 

Clerk-Messenger 

Chief of Binding Department 

Foreman 

Finisher 

Forwarder 

Apprentice Bookbinder 

Working Forewoman of Sewers 

Sewer 

Apprentice Sewer 

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



25 



121J 



Superintendent of Buildings . 

Engineer 

Steamfitter 

Working Foreman of Carpenters 

Carpenter 

Working Foreman of Painters 

Painter 

Head Electrician 

Electrician 

Electricians Helper 

Mason .... 

Fire Prevention Inspector 

Senior Building Custodian 

Junior Building Custodian 

Machinist's Helper 

Watchman 

Elevator Operator 

Housekeeper 

Assistant Housekeeper 

Stenographer 

Cleaner 

Total 
Temporary Painter 



26 
1 

3 
2 
1 
I 
I 

26 



78 

120 
2 



Recapitulation of Full-time Personnel, December 31, 1950 



122 



Library Workers 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 



462 
122 



Total 



584* 



* This figure does not include those members of the staff who 
were absent on military leave on December 31, 1950 and for 
whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



[22] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE BIBLIOTHECAL SERVICE 

as of July L 1949 

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 
Cataloger 
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 



THE NON-TECHNICAL LIBRARY SERVICE 

Extra Assistants (by the hour only) 

High school students ..... 55 cents per hou- 

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

1st 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 tlie hour) 

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

80 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 rates paid to Unclassified Assistants employed 
by the week and to Assistants in the Sub-Professional Library Service 
or to Probationary Assistants and Assistants in the Professional Library 
Service. 

Unclassified Assistants (by the week) 

From a beginning rate of $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 

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 (4th step) 
Cataloger (4th step) . 
Classifier (4th 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 



$2450-$27C0 

2700- 3300 

3500 
3500 
3500 
3500 
3500 
3500 
3500 

3700 
3700 
3700 
3700 
3700 
3700 



The Specialist Service 

Curator 
Readers Adviser 



$3900-$4400 
3900 - 4400 



Specialist activities 

Rate of remuneration to be determmed for each case individually. 



The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department 
Branch Librarian 



$390O-$4400 
3900- 4400 



Other Officers 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



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COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930 - 1950 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 



$12,269.86 

14,094.34 

5,626.78 

309.84 

29,880.01 

15,891.29 

11,918.89 

47.137.52 

51.067.44 

31.127.91 

44,793.41 

54.943.11 

30,595.85 

10.632.70 

39,028.57 

30,861 .40 

29,401.47 

247.982.70 

193,295.81 

1 1 1 ,520.86 

13,389.11 



DISTRIBUTION OF COST OF SALARY INCREASES. 1930 - 1950 



1930 

Increases for 1930 effective at various dates 

1931 

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

Increases for 1931 effective at various dates 



1932 

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

Increases for 1932 ....... 



1933 

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



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1934 

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



Total 



$12,269.66 



$ 8,713.34 
5,381.00 



Total $14,094.34 



$ 5,626.78 
None 

$ 5,626.78 

None 
$ 309.84 

$ 309.64 

$ 501.79 
29.378.22 



Total 



$29,880.01 



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1935 

Overlay from increases effective in 1934 at various dates for 

which provision had to be made in 1935 for payment over 

a full 12 months period $ 1.583.02 

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



1936 



1937 



1938 



1939 



1940 



1941 



1942 



Total $15,891.29 



Overlay from increases effective in 1935 at various dates for 

which provision had to be made in 1936 for payment over 

a full 12 months period .......$ 9.554.17 

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



Total $11,918.89 



Overlay from increases effective in 1936 only for October 30- 
December 31, 1936 but for which provision had to be made 
in 1937 for payment over a full 12 months period . . . $10,181.08 

Increases in 1937 effective June 4. 1937-December 31. 1937 . . 36.956.44 



Total $47,137.52 



Overlay from increases effective in 1937 only for June 4- 

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

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

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



Total $51,067.44 



Overlay from increases effective in 1938 only from June 3- 

December 31. 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 .... $54,943.1 



Total $54.943.1 1 



Overlay from increases effective in 1941 for which provision 
had to be made in 1942 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ......... None 

Increases in 1942 effective January I. 1942 on a pro rata 

basis (75%) $30,595.85 

Total $30,595.85 



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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 I, 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. . 



1945 

Overlay from mcreases 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 I, 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. . 



Total 



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 I, 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. . 



1949 

Overlay from increases effective in 1948 for which provision 
had to be made in 1949 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1949 effective January I, 1949, etc. . 



1950 

Overlay from increases effective in 1949 for which provision 
had to be made in 1950 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1950 effective January I, 1950, etc. . 



None 

$10,632.70 

$10,632.70 



None 
$39,028.57 

$39,028.57 



None 
$30,861 .40 



Total $30,861 .40 



None 

$29,401.47 
$29,401.47 



None 

$204,000.00 
43,982.70 

Total $247,982.70 



None 
$193,295.81 



Total $193,295.81 



None 
$111,520.86 

Total $111,520.86 



None 
$13,389.11 



Total $13,389.11 



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ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS. 1950 



EXAMINATION 




INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 


INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 


total 


Sub-Professional 
Service 


Library 








General Paper 




498 ( 72%) 


194 (28%o) 


692 (100%) 


Professional Library 
Service 








General Paper 




140 ( 77%) 


41 (23%) 


181 (100%) 


French Paper 
German Paper 
Italian Paper 
Spanish Paper 




99 ( 75%) 

28 ( 76%) 

2 ( 40%) 

18 ( 53%) 


33 (25%c) 
9 (24%c) 
3 (607c) 

16 (47%) 


132 (100%) 

37 (100%o) 

5 (100%) 

34 (100%) 



QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS, 1950 
The Professional Library Service 



EXAMINATION 

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

Central Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Branch Libraries (Q) 



individuals 


individuals 




WHO passed 


WHO failed 


TOTAL 


12 ( 92%) 

11 ( 85%) 

7 ( 64%) 


1 ( 8%) 

2 (15%) 
4 (36%) 


13 (lOO'r) 

13 (100%) 
11 (100%) 


25 ( 86%) 


4 (14%) 


27 (100%) 


22 ( 96%) 


I ( 4%) 


23 (100%) 



The Sub-Professional Library Service 



EXAMINATION 



Book Ordering (Q) 
Book Preparation (Q) 
Book Shelving (Q) 
Elementary Catalogmg (Q) 
Elementary Classification (Q) 
Filmg (Q) 

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

Central Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Branch Libraries (Q) 



individuals 


individuals 




WHO passed 


who failed 


TOTAL 


25 ( 807c) 


6 (20%) 


31 (100%) 


5 ( 507o) 


5 (50%) 


10 (100%) 


25 ( 89%) 


3 (11%) 


28 (100%) 


1 (100%) 





1 (100%) 


16 ( 94%) 


1 ( 6%) 


17 (1007c) 


17 ( 81%) 


4 (197c) 


21 (100%) 


18 ( 697c) 


8 (31%) 


26 (1007c) 


24 ( 86%) 


4 (14%) 


28 (100%) 


13 ( 48%) 


14 (52%) 


27 (100%) 


13 ( 81%) 


3 (19%) 


16 (100%) 



[331 



PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS. 1950 



EXAMINATION 

Advanced Languages — French (II) 

Advanced Languages — German (II) 

Book as a Physical Artifact (III) 

Boston as a Community (IV) 

Cataloging (IV) 

Children's Literature (IV) 

Children's Work (V) 

Classification (V) 

Economics — General Field (111) 

Educatioii — General Field (III) 

Extension Work (V) 

Fine Arts — General Field (III) 

Literature — General Field (HI) 

Music — General Field (III) 

Philosophy. Psychology, Religion — 

General Field (III) 
Public Library as an Institution (1) 
Social Sciences and History — 

General Field (III) 
Special Fields — Subject Knowledge (IV) 
Special Fields — Bib. Knowledge (V) 



INDIVIDUALS INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED WHO FAILED 



2 (100%) 







2 


(100%) 


2 ( 33%) 


4 


( 67%) 


6 


(100%) 





1 


(100%) 


1 


(100%) 


1 (lOO'/O 







1 


(100%) 


I ( 50%) 


1 


( 50%) 


2 


(100%) 


i ( 50%) 


1 


( 50%) 


2 


(100%) 


I ( 50%) 


I 


( 50%) 


2 


(100%) 


2 ( 67f/f) 


1 


( 33%) 


3 


(100%) 


I (100%) 







1 


(100%) 


1 (100%) 







I 


(100%) 


I (100%) 







1 


(100%) 


I (1 00%.) 







1 


( 10070) 


5 ( 71%) 


2 


( 29%) 


7 


(100%) 


1 (100%) 







1 


(lOOVo) 


I (100%) 







1 


(100%) 


5 ( 71%) 


2 


( 29VO 


7 


(100%) 


3 ( 60%) 


2 


( 40%) 


5 


(100%) 


2 (100%) 







2 


(100';;) 


2 (IOO9;) 







2 


(100%) 



[34] 

APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1950 



John J. Connolly 

Samuel Green 
Aaron A. Starr 

John M. Carroll 

Sarah W. Flannery 

Gerald L. Ball 
Charles L. Higgins 
Evelyn Levy 
Evelyn B. Marden 
Louisa S. Metcalf 

Eleanor DiGiannanlonio 
Alice E. Hacketl 
Esther J. Leonard 
Harriett V. MuUoy 
Marjorie A. Obenauer 
Martin F. Waters 

Mary V. Doyle 
Mane J. Pinco 
Beryl Y. Robinson 
Irene J. Wadsworth 

Mary D. Farrell 
Russell A. Scully 

Mary B. Bennett 
Rita M. Desaulniers 
Etta Lasker 
F. Laurelle West 

Eamon E. McDonough 
Ralph H. Sullivan 

Rebecca E. Willis 



Assistant to the Director, and Chief Executive Officer 

Deputy Assistant to the Director 
Deputy Assistant to the Director 

Supervisor of Reference and Research Services 

Deputy Supervisor of Reference and Research Services 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department 
Chief of General Reference Department 
Branch Librarian 
Booknr.obile Librarian 
Readers Adviser 

First Assistant 

First Assistant 

First Assistant 

First Assistant 

First Assistant 

First Assistant 

Children's Librarian 
Children's Librarian 
Children's Librarian 
Children s Librarian 

Cafaloger and Classifier 
Administrative Assistant 

Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 

Reference Assistant 
Reference Assistant 

Branch Librarian, Emcrilm 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1950 



Margaret T. O'Connell 
Luke Connor 
Anna G. Bell 
Rebecca E. Vi'illis 



After 7 years of service 

After 19 years of service 

After 21 years of service 

After 46 years of service 



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BOOK STOCK 



Total Number of Volumes in the Library as of December 31, 1950 
Division of Reference and Research Services 



Central Library ..... 

Kirslein Business Branch .... 

Total for Division ..... 
Division of Home Reading and Community Service.^ 

Open Shelf Department .... 

Young Peoples Room .... 

School Issue Department .... 

Branch Issue Department .... 



Branch Libraries 

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



Total for Branch Libraries 
Total for Division . 
Total for Entire Lbrary System 



1 7,825 
20,530 
16,229 
1 1 ,952 
1 8,094 
17,452 
17,259 
16,393 
16,658 

4,664 
19,234 
16,379 

8,649 
11,775 
21.365 
14,322 
1 4,063 

9,946 
10,528 
13,850 
10,025 
1 3,709 

7.917 
17,811 
1 1 .267 
16,195 
19,688 
15,147 
23,170 
20.878 

8,796 



461 ,770 



1,239.168 
39,756 

1,278.924 1,278,924 



26,262 
1 1 ,799 
40,832 
50,841 



461,770 



591,504 



591,504 
1 ,870,428 



* Branch Library closed March 15, 1949; books in storage at Hyde 
Park Branch Library 



[361 

BOOK STOCK 

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



1852-53 . 

1853-54 

1854-55 

1855-56 

1856-57 

1857-58 

1858-59 

1859-60 

1860-61 

1861-62 

1862-63 

1863-64 

1864-65 

1865-66 

1866-67 

1867-68 

1868-69 

1869-70 

1870-71 

1871-72 

1872-73 

1873-74 

1874-75 

1875-76 

1876-77 

1877-78 

1878-79 

1879-80 

1880-81 

1881-82 

1882-83 

1883-«4 

1884-85 

1885 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896-97 

1897-98 

1898-99 

1899-1900 

1900-01 

1901-02 



9.688 


1902-03 


16.221 


1903-04 


22.617 


1904-05 


28,080 


1905-06 


34,896 


1906-07 


70.851 


1907-08 


78,043 


1908-09 


85,031 


1909-10 


97.386 


1910-11 


105.034 


1911-12 


110.563 


1912-13 


116.934 


1913-14 


123.016 


1914-15 


130.678 


1915-16 


136.080 


1916-17 


144.092 


1917-18 


152.796 


1918-19 


160.573 


1919-20 


179,250 


1920-21 


192,958 


1921-22 


209.456 


1922-23 


260.550 


1923-24 


276.918 


1924-25 


297.873 


1925 


321.010 


1926 


345.734 


1927 


360.963 


1928 


377,225 


1929 


390.982 


1930 


404.221 


1931 


422.116 


1932 


438.594 


1933 


453.947 


1934 


460.993 


1935 


479.421 


1936 


492.956 


1937 


505,872 


1938 


520,508 


1939 


536,027 


1940 


556,283 


1941 


576.237 


1942 


597.152 


1943 


610.375 


1944 


628,297 


1945 


663.763 


1946 


698.888 


1947 


716.050 


1948 


746.383 


1949 


781.377 


1950 


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 
1,308,041 
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 
1,693.335 
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 
1.832,173 
1 ,870,428 



* In 1944 the number of volumes belonging to Fellowes Athenaeum Trustees was 
removed from the book stock count. 



[37] 

ACCESSIONS. 1950 

The following statistics include materials received in 1950; 
they do not include materials received in earlier years, but pro- 
cessed only in 1950. 

Classification of Accessions. 1950 







NO. OF 


SOURCE 




VOLUMES 


By purchase 
By gift 




89.368 
5,531 


By exchange 
By binding of 
By binding of 


newspapers 
serials . 


'. 12 
6.540 



101.451 



Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books 
AND Other Library Materials, 1950 

Division of Reference and Research Services 



From City Appropriation 
From Trust Funds Income 



$6,999.96 

59.831.63 $66,831.59 



Division of Home Readmg and Community Services 



From City Appropriation 
From Trust Funds Income 



$144,112.36 

724.25 144,836.63 



$211,668.22 



Distribution of Books Acquired by Purchase 
Division of Reference and Research Services 



From City Appropriation- 
From Trust Funds Income 



1.287 
12.015 



13,302 



Division of I Ionic Reading and Community Services 



From City Appropriation 
From Trust Funds Income 



75,667 
399 



76,066 
89,368 



138] 

Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Division of Home Reading 
AND Community Services, 1944 - 1950 



YEAR 

1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 



number of 




NET increase 


VOLUMES 


number OF 


OR DECREASE IN 


discarded 


VOLUMES added 


NO. OF VOLUMES 


71,222* 


48,509 


-22,713* 


45.058 


51,222 


+6,164 


40,713 


57.434 


+16,721 


44,247 


50,393 


+ 6,146 


53.130 


80,579 


+27,449 


56,621 


61.854 


+5,233 


44,861 


69,993 


+25,! 32 



TOTAL NUMBER 
OF VOLUMES 
DIVISION OF HOME 
READING AND COM- 
MUNITY SERVICES 

504.659 
510,823 
527,544 
533.690 
561.139 
566.372 
591.504 



* Includes 25,293 volumes belonging to Fellowes AtVienaeum Trustees, and located 
in the Fellowes Athenaeum Branch Library, hereby removed from Boston Pub- 
lic Library book stock figure. 



[39] 
A SELECTION OF NOTABLE PURCHASES. 1950 

Books 

Abraham bar Hiyya 

Sphaera mundi. [Zurat ha-Erez] Basle. 1546. 
Alcocer, Pedro de 

Hystoria, o description de la imperial ciudad de Toledo. Toledo, 1 554. 
Balzac, Honore de 

Les contes drolatiques. Paris, 1855. 

La peau de chagrin. Paris, 1831. 
Book of Kells. Berne, 1950. 
Catholic Church. Liturgies. 

Missale ad usum Sarum. Rouen, 1497. 
Church of England. Liturgies. 

Manuale ad usum percelebris ecclesie Sarisburiensis. London, 1554. 
Digges, Leonard 

A prognostication everlasting. London, 1578. 
Ficino, Marsilio 

Delia Christiana religione. Pisa, 1 484. 
Great Britain 

Draft of a bill declaring the intention of Parliament [imposing taxes]. 

[New York. 1778.] 
Guevara, Antonio de 

The Golden boke of Marcus Aurelius. London, 1 546. 
Jefferson, 1 homas 

Papers, edited by Julian Boyd. Vol. I— Princeton, 1950— 
Johnson, Samuel 

London, 1 738. 

The vanity of human wishes. London, 1 749. 
Massachusetts. House of Representatives. 

Militia act of 1776. Boston, 1776. 
Pfintzing. Melchior 

TevvTdannockh. Niirnberg, 1517. 
Raspe, Rudolf Eric 

Travels of Baron Munchausen. London, 1819. 
Sachsenheim, Hermann von 

Morin. Worms. 1539. 
Vere, Sir Francis 

The commentaries. Cambridge, 1657. 
Voltaire, Frangois Mane Arouet de 

Candide. Geneva, 1759. 
L'Ymagier. Paris, 1894-1896. 

Manuscripts 

Jenks, Frank H. 

[Collection of letters relating to Boston literary and musical affairs.] 



[40] 

Periodicals and Serials 

Forain, Jean-Louis 

Le Fifre, Journal Hebdomadaire 15 numbers, February 23, 1899— 

June 1 , 1 899. Illustrated by Jean-Louis Forain. 

Collection of 249 illustrations by Jean-Louis Forain in 9 French 

periodicals. 

Prints and Drawings 

Bone, Muirhead 

One pen drawing: Collapsing of Houses Off Oxford Street, London; 

one drawing: St. Lars Church. 
Brockhurst, Gerald 

One pen drawing: Portrait Studv of Mrs. Brockhurst. 
Daumier, Honore 

A collection of 37 lithographs, Les Cens de Justice series; Une Nuit 

Agiiee, lithograph. 
Forain, Jean-Louis 

One etching: Maison Close; 6 brush drawings: Bonne d' Enfant, Cro- 

quis, Encaissement, Le Festin, Le Pecheur, Seance. 
Griggs, Frederick L. M. 

Three etchings: Priory Farm, second state; St. BotolpKs, No. 2; 

Sellenger, third state. 
Nason, Thomas W. 

Eight wood-engravings: The Angler, Burnt Cove, Farmvard, The 

Four Gables, Mountain Stream, November, Round Hill, View of 

Eight Mile River, L^me. 
Steinlen, Theophile Alexandre 

Two war lithographs. 
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri De 

One lithograph: Mme Re jane. 
Verge-Sarrat, Henri 

One etching: Landscape with Two Magpies. 

A SELECTION OF NOTABLE GIFTS. 1950 
Books and Other Materials 

Adelson, Mildred R. 

A collection of seventeen Victor, Columbia, and other recordings for 

the Jamaica Plain Branch Library. 
Antin, Rosemary 

Original manuscript of From Polotz}( to Boston, by Mary Antin, 

bound in gold-tooled blue morocco. 
Blackwell, Alice Stone, Estate of 

A collection of one hundred and seventeen volumes and thirteen 

pamphlets from the library of Alice Stone Blackwell. 
Boston Braves Baseball Club 

A collection of four hundred and twenty copies of books on baseball, 

for use in branch libraries and central library. 



[41] 

Boston Numismatic Society 

Medallion commemorating the 90th anniversary celebration of the 
Boston Numismatic Society. 

Boynton, Mrs. Dora Carter, Estate of. 

Colonial and revolutionary lineages of America. A collection of 
genealogical studies, completely documented and appropriately illus- 
trated, bearing upon notable early American Imes and their collateral 
connections, issued by the American Historical Company, Inc. 

Capitol Record Company 

A collection of eighteen children's records for the Jamaica Plain 
Branch Library. 

Cobb, Sylvanus 

A collection of three hundred and seventy-seven volumes, including 
fiction and works on various subjects ; two scrapbooks, as well as thirty- 
seven unmounted photographs of actors and actresses. 

Constable, Mrs. William 

Pontificalis, secundum ritum, & usum S. R. Ecclesiae. 
Pars prima. Venetijs, Apud luntas, 1582. 
Tancredi (Klavierauszug). By Gioacchimo Rossini. 

Contons, Albert J. (Reverend) 

A collection of twenty-one Lithuanian periodicals and books. 

Davis, F. B. 

A collection of seventy-six volumes and pamphlets of miscellaneous 
works, including several volumes on chess. 

Eldridge, William D. 

A collection of eleven volumes and pamphlets, sixty-four pictures, and 
approximately one hundred and fifty original letters or copies thereof, 
relating principally to the 3rd N. H. Volunteers in the Civil War and 
to Daniel Eldridge who served with the regiment, and including sev- 
eral of his commission and promotion warrants in the Union Army, 
1862-65. 

Farrow, Mrs. W. Harmon 

A collection of fifty-two volumes, many law and religious works, and 
two sets of the General Laws of Massachusetts, published in 1902 and 
1932. 

France. Imprimerie National de 
Publii Virgilii Maronis opera. 

Friedman, Lee M. 

A collection of post cards, volumes, and pamphlets, including several 
seventeenth century imprints. 

Gorokhoff, Ivan T., Estate of 

Four hundred and fifty pieces of Russian liturgical music, forty pieces 
of secular music, and twelve volumes and pamphlets on music in the 
Russian language. 

Greenough, Mrs. Chester N. 

The Bible for my grandchildren. Arranged from the King James ver- 
sion by Ruth Hornblower Greenough. With illustrations from de- 
signs by William Blake. Decorations by Rudolph Ruzicka. In 2 
volumes. 

JuUien, Adolphe 

Fantin-Latour ; sa vie et ses amities. Paris, L. Laveur, 1 909. 



[42] 

Lithgow, Mrs. Douglas 

A collection of thirteen volumes including several biographies by va- 
rious authors, for the Open Shelf Department. 
Marlatt, Charles L. 

Nine copies of cash books, invoices, journals, ledgers, and letter books 

of the East India Dock Company from 1827—1880, and a copy of a 

certificate from the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

relating to the change of name from Charles Brown to Charles H. 

Brown, made in 1 843. 
Marshall, Mrs. Andrew 

Bibliography of General Benjamin F. Butler, by H. J. Moulton. 

Microfilm. 
Morse, Herbert R. 

A collection of eighty-three volumes of general interest. 
Rosenwald, Lessing J. 

Rosenwald Collection ; an exhibition of recent acquisitions. Washing- 
ton, National Gallery of Art, 1950. 
Scaife, Roger L. 

Ten volumes of music including a four-volume set of a collection of 

songs, hand-copied for the Chickering Club. 
Slonimsky, Nicolas 

A collection of sheet music, volumes relating to music, and fifteen 

phonograph records. 
Switzerland, Legation of 

A collection of fifty-nine volumes and pamphlets by Swiss authors or 

relating to Switzerland. 
Switzerland. Official Information Bureau 

A collection of sixty-seven photographs of Swiss scenes. 
Universitetsbiblioteket, Uppsala, Sweden 

Acta Bibliothecae R. Universitatis Upsaliensis. Volumes 1 -7. 
Vodrey, William H., Jr. 

A collection of forty-six volumes and nineteen pamphlets, principally 

nineteenth century Boston imprints. 
Woodward, Margaret 

A collection of fifty-eight volumes and eight pamphlets, principally 

text books and work books on chemistry, physics, biology, and general 

science. 



Manuscripts 

Marshall, Mrs. Andrew 

General Benjamin F. Butler: a bibliography of books, pamphlets. 

United States documents and periodical and newspaper articles. Typed 

manuscript. 
Walkden, Vincent 

Autographed manuscripts of fifteen scores by Lucius Hosmer. 



[43] 

Periodicals and Serials 

U. S. Senate 

Executive journals of the U. S. Senate. 56 volumes. 

Prints and Drawings 

Bone, Muirhead 

Four drypoints: Dancing on the Apostles' Day, first state; Jubilee 

Year, Santiago de Composiela, first state; Roman Bull Excavated at 

Merida, first plate, sixth state, trial proof; second plate, published 

state, by Muirhead Bone. 
Crossett, Edward C. 

Blampied, Edmund 

Twelve early prints by Edmund Blampied among which are 7 un- 
described states. 

Heintzelman, Arthur \V, 

The Edward C. Crossett Collection of the work of Arthur W. 
Heintzelman; a collection of prints and drawings representing ap- 
proximately 500 items. 
Heil, Mrs. Charles E. 

The Charles E. Heil Memorial Collection made up of a complete 

representation of 98 etchings by the artist. 
Nason, Thomas W. 

Two engravings: Amston Pond and Havstac}(s, by Thomas W. 

Nason. 
Philip. R. Birnie 

Whistler, James McNeill 

A watercolor and gouache sketch on wooden panel by James 
McNeill Whistler, a study for proposed murals for Bates Hall in 
the Boston Public Library. Gift of the executrix of Whistler's es- 
tate. 
Tempelaere, Julian 

Fantin-Latour, Henri 

Drawing by Fantin-Latour: Study of Nude Figures, 
Wiggin, Albert H. 

Bone, Muirhead 

Etching, sixth state: Building; etching, and drypoint ; second state: 
The Dry Dock, Glasgow. 

Forain, Jean-Louis 

Forty-four brush drawings. 

Griggs, Frederick L. M. 

Etching, third state: Sellenger; 36 pen and ink drawings for the 
Essex volume of Macmillan's "Highways and Byways" series. 

John, Augustus 

Two pencil drawings: Portrait of a Chdd with Bangs and Portrait 
of a Woman m Hat. 

Toulous-Lautrec, Henri de 

Sketch-book of 72 pen and pencil drawings. 
Wolf, Mrs. Gustav 

A memorial collection of the woodcuts and drawings of Gustav Wolf 

representing approximately 450 items. 



[44] 

VI 

USE OF BOOKS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1946 - 1950 

1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 



Division of Reference 
and Research Services 

Central Library 
Kirslein Business Branch 



130,310 
12.545 



146.975 
11,570 



1 48,598 
10.015 



146.353 
9,845 



137,922 
8,179 



Total for Division 


142,855 


1 58,545 


158,613 


156.198 


146.101 


Division of Home Reading 












and Community Services 












Open Shelf Department 


148,720 


157,739 


167,631 


178,657 


181.753 


Young Peoples Room 


37.826 


36,988 


37,195 


39,082 


40,160 


School Issue Department 


18,661 


18,585 


16.883 


16,170 


14,917 


Branch Issue Department 


60,696 


61,179 


58,176 


58,294 


60.413 


Staff Library 


1,524 


2,461 


2,928 


3.034 


4,394 


Deposit Circulation 












(estimated) 


233,558 


241,405 


248,816 


265,045 


263,594 


Branch Libraries 












Allston 


85.555 


85,990 


90,490 


86,048 


79.533 


Brighton 


59,261 


55,182 


53.024 


56.653 


54,320 


Charlestown 


80,932 


72,413 


82,926 


84,644 


75.241 


City Point 


60,175 


64,158 


63,946 


56.320 


53.774 


Codman Square 


116,619 


114,371 


117,137 


130,118 


127.210 


Connolly 


96,325 


95,096 


98,292 


98.101 


84.327 


Dorchester 


80,496 


82,115 


80,178 


84.930 


80,432 


East Boston 


78,523 


75,409 


72.436 


70.007 


57.757 


Faneuil 


49,56! 


45,291 


43,114 


48,396 


47.244 


Fellowes Athenaeum 


38.492 


34,273 


32,650 


***7,785 






Hyde Park 


69,204 


67.452 


71,182 


78.182 


72.897 


Jamaica Plain 


78,868 


76,919 


83,652 


86,472 


79,705 


Jeffries Point 


23.606 


24,193 


26,894 


26,895 


26,539 


Lower Mills 


46,380 


46,108 


45,712 


47,831 


42,808 


Mattapan 


104,135 


101,930 


101,036 


104,041 


90,962 


Memorial 


85,385 


81,781 


79,504 


84.581 


74.030 


Mt. .Bowdoin 


72,571 


72.682 


75,105 


80.846 


69.656 


Mt. Pleasant 


50.476 


44.474 


44.591 


43,609 


40,436 


Neponset 


42,096 


**28.355 


48,624 


51,827 


45,256 


North End 


54,752 


68.823 


67.717 


64,966 


59,156 


Orient Heights 


40,771 


38.505 


39,741 


38.013 


38.457 


Parker Hill 


70,413 


67.512 


/0.336 


77,497 


69,357 


Phillips Brooks 


27.890 


27,888 


27,935 


29,628 


25,864 


Roslindale 


112,789 


115.014 


123,204 


132,682 


117,889 


South Boston 


51,505 


54,257 


48,369 


50,474 


t42,076 


South End 


65,670 


63,998 


64,719 


62,689 


63,581 


Uphams Corner 


■^71,207 


100.645 


103.014 


108.214 


102,041 


Washington Village 


87,398 


82.358 


75.908 


80.604 


71,605 


West End 


100,630 


101.477 


105.925 


108.551 


108.203 


West Roxbury 


104,564 


105.270 


110.918 


115.062 


106.161 


"flBookmobile 










104.278 



Total for Branch Libraries 2.106,249 2.093,939 2,148,279 2.195,666 2,110,795 

Total for Division 2,607,234 2,612,296 2,679,908 2,755,948 2,676,026 

Total for Entire Library 

System 2,750.089 2,770,841 2.838,521 2,912.146 2,822.127 

* Building closed from December 3, 1945 to April 15, 1946 on account 
of fire damage. 
** Building condemned February 3, 1947. Branch Library reopened 
in temporary quarters March 31, 1947. 
*'^* Branch Library closed March 15, 1949. 

■j" Closed in old quarters January 28. 1950; reopened in new quarters 
June 12, 1950. 
tt Service began February 20. 1950. 



[45] 



Distribution of Total Circulation in 1950 



FROM DEPOSITS IN 
SCHOOLS, INSTITUTIONS, 

AND FIRE HOUSES* TOTALS 



Division of Reference 

and Research Services 

Central Library 

Direct lending to borrowers 125,561 

Central Library volumes circulated 
through Branch Issue De- 
partment 12,361 
Kirstein Business Branch 8,179 



Total for Division 

Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services 



146,101 



125,561 



12,361 
8,179 

146,101 



Open Shelf Department 


181,753 




181,753 


Young Peoples Room 


40,160 




40,160 


School Issue Department 


14,917 


245,770 


260,687 


Branch Issue Department 


60,413 


11,537 


71,950 


Staff Library 


4,394 




4.394 


Branch Libraries 








AUslon 


79,533 




79,533 


Brighton 


54,320 




54,320 


Charlestown 


75,241 




75,241 


City Point 


53,774 




53,774 


Codman Square 


127,210 




127,210 


Connolly 


84,327 




84,327 


Dorchester 


80,432 




80,432 


East Boston 


57,757 




57,757 


Faneuil 


47,244 




47.244 


Hyde Park 


72,897 




72,897 


Jamaica Plain 


79,705 


185 


79,890 


Jeffries Point 


26,539 




26,539 


Lower Mills 


42,808 




42,808 


Mattapan 


90,962 




90,962 


Memorial 


74,030 




74,030 


Mt. Bowdoin 


69,656 




69,656 


Mt. Pleasant 


40,436 




40,436 


Neponset 


45,256 




45.256 


North End 


59,156 




59.156 


Orient Heights 


38,457 




38,457 


Parker Hill 


69.357 




69,357 


Phillips Brooks 


25,864 




25,864 


Roslindale 


117,889 




1 1 7,889 


**South Boston 


42,076 




42,076 


South End 


63,581 




63,581 


Uphams Corner 


102,041 


175 


102,216 


Washington Village 


71,605 




71,605 


West End 


108,203 


5.927 


114,130 


West Roxbury 


106,161 




106,161 


***Bookmobile 


104,278 




104,278 


Total for Branch Libraries 


2 110,795 


6.287 


2.117,082 


tal for Division 


2,412,432 


263,594 


2.676.026 


tal for Entire Library 


2,558,533 


263,594 


2.822.127 



* Estimated 
** Closed in old quarters January 28, 1950; reopened in new quarters 
June 12, 1950 
*** Services began February 20. 1950 



[46] 



Analysis of Direct Home Use Circulation, 1950 



JUVENILE 



Division of Reference 
and Research Services 

Central Library 

Direct lending to borrowers 125,561 

Central Library volumes circulated 

through .Branch Issue Department 12,361 

Kirstein Business Branch 8,179 



Total for Division 



146,101 



125,561 

12.36] 
8,179 

146,101 



Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services 

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

Branch Libraries 
Allston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
City Point 
Codman Scjuare 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
Faneuil 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point 
Lower Mills 
Maltapan 
Memorial 
Mt. Bowdoin 
Mf. Pleasant 
Neponset 
North End 
Orient Heights 
Parker HiU 
Phillips Brooks 
Roslindale 
*South Boston 
South End 
Uphams Corner 
Wdfhington Village 
West End 
West Roxbury 
^■''"Bookmobile 

Total (or Branch Libraries 
Total for Division 
'i otal for Entire Library 



181,753 




181,753 


3,875 


36,285 


40,160 




14,917 


14,917 


60,413 




60.413 


4,394 




4,394 


57,052 


22,481 


79.533 


31,375 


22,945 


54.320 


42,096 


33.145 


75.241 


31,469 


22,305 


53,774 


72,479 


54.731 


127,210 


47,612 


36.715 


84.327 


45,162 


35,270 


80,432 


26,563 


31,194 


57,757 


25,592 


21,652 


47.244 


40,268 


32,629 


72,897 


51,065 


28,640 


79,705 


7,591 


18,948 


26.539 


25,424 


17,384 


42,808 


47,472 


43,490 


90.962 


37,171 


36,859 


74.030 


35,916 


33,740 


69.656 


20,361 


20.075 


40.436 


23,486 


21,770 


45,256 


1 7.936 


41,220 


59,156 


15,605 


22.852 


38.457 


36.739 


32.618 


69,357 


1 1 ,283 


14.581 


25.864 


71,447 


46,442 


1 1 7,889 


23.586 


18,490 


42,076 


43,232 


20,349 


63,581 


63,717 


38,324 


102,041 


37.994 


33.61 1 


71,605 


80.168 


28,035 


108,203 


70,714 


35,447 


106,161 


34,968 


69.310 


104.278 


1,175,543 


935,252 


2,110.795 


1,425,978 


986,454 


2,412,432 


1,572,079 


986.454 


2,558.533 



* Closed in old quarters January 28. 1950; reopened in new quarters 
June 12. 1950 
** Service began February 20, 1950 



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Summary of Circulation by Divisions in 1950 



BOOKS LENT FOR HOME USE 



Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library (including Central Library books 

issued through Branch Libraries) . . . 137,922 

Kirstein Business Branch . . . . . 8,179 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Open Shelf Department. Central Library . 
Young Peoples Room, Centra! Library 
School Issue Department, through schools . 
Bran;h Issue Department, through Branch 
Staff Library . . . ' . 

Branch Libraries .... 



ices 




, 


181,753 




40,160 




14,917 


ibraries 


60,413 




4,394 




2,110,795 



146,101 



2,412,432 
2,558,533 



Total Circulation in 1950 

Books Lent for Home Use 

Division of Reference and Research Services . 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services . 

Deposits of books (estimated) ..... 



146.101 

2,412,432 

263,594 

2.822,127 



Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1929 - 1950 





NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 




BOOKS LLNT 


DECREASE FROM 


YEAR 


TO BORROWERS 


PRECEDING YEAR 


1929 


3,930,068 





1930 


4,133,459 


+203.391 


1931 


4,702,932 


+569.473 


1932 


5,567,681 


+864.749 


1933 


5,548.283 


-19,398 


1934 


5,194,351 


-353,932 


1935 


4,949,701 


-244,650 


1936 


4,806,737 


-142.964 


1937 


4,531,378 


-275.359 


1938 


4.354,044 


-177,334 


1939 


4,198,975 


-155,069 


1940 


4,056,963 


-142,012 


1941 


3,635,933 


-421,030 


1942 


3,271,619 


-364,314 


1943 


2,871,335 


-400,284 


1944 


2,763,255 


-106,080 


1945 


2,661.741 


-103,514 


1946 


2,750,089 


+88,348 


1947 


2,770,841 


+20,752 


1948 


2,836,521 


+67,680 


1949 


2,912,146 


+73,625 


1950 


2,822,127 


-90,019 



percentage OF percentage OF 

INCREASE OR INCREASE OR 

DECREASE FROM DECREASE 

PRECEDING YEAR FROM 1929 



+5% 

+ 12% 

+ 16% 

-0.3% 

-7% 

-5% 

-37o 

-6% 

^% 

-4% 

-3% 

-10% 

-10%> 

-12% 

-4% 

-A% 

4-3% 

+0.8% 

+2% 

+3% 

-3% 



+5% 

+ 17% 

+42% 

+41% 

+32% 

+26% 

+22% 

+ 15% 

+ 11% 

+7% 

+3% 

-7% 

-17% 

-27% 

-30% 

-32% 

-30% 

-29% 

-28% 

-26% 

-28% 



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Classification of Home Use Circulation in Percentages, 1950 



DIVISION OF 


DIVISION OF 


HOME READING AND 


REFERENCE AND 


COMMUNITY SERVICES 


RESEARCH SERVICES 


Fiction for Adults 38.0% 
Nonfiction for Adults 21.1% 
Juvenile fiction and nonfiction 40.9% 


4.0% 
%.0%> 



100.0% 



100.0% 



Inter-Librarv Loans, 1950 

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 



2,009 

386 
2,395 



Registration 
(Two-year period) 

Number of registered borrowers, December 31, 1950: 

Adult 
Juvenile 



108,894 
57,942 

166,836 



Number of borrowers registered and reregistered during 1950: 



Adult 
Juvenile 



52,266 
28,964 

61,230 



Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1934 - 1950 



1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 





percentage of 


PERCENTAGE OF 




INCREASE or 


INCREASE OR 


total 


nrcREASE over 


DECREASE 


NUMBER 


PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1934 


12.234 






12,769 


+4% 


+4% 


11,012 


-14% 


-10% 


8.786 


-20% 


-28% 


6.931 


-21% 


-43% 


5,299 


-24% 


-57% 


4,710 


-11% 


-62% 


4,977 


+6% 


-59% 


4.369 


-12% 


-64% 


3,616 


-17% 


-70% 


3,490 


-3% 


-71% 


3,334 


-A% 


-73% 


2.908 


-13% 


-76% 


3,348 


+ 15% 


-73% 


3,824 


+ 14% 


-69% 


3.549 


-7% 


-71% 


4.094 


+ 15% 


-67% 



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Books Unrecoverable, from Borbowlr.s i rom Branch Libraries, 1934 - 19.^0 









PERCENTAGE 




NUMBER of 


PERCENTAGE OF 


OF INCREASE 




VOLUMES 


INCREASE OR DECREASE 


OR DECREASE 


YEAR 


UNRECOVERABLE 


OVER PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1934 


1934 


2,262 






1935 


1,399 


-38% 


-38% 


1936 


953 


-32% 


-58% 


1937 


979 


+ 1.7% 


-57% 


1938 


742 


-24% 


-67% 


1939 


642 


-13% 


-72% 


1940 


645 


+0.5% 


-71% 


1941 


577 


-11% 


-74% 


1942 


713 


+24% 


-68% 


1943 


1,066 


+50% 


-53% 


1944 


797 


-25% 


-65% 


1945 


1,119 


+40% 


-51% 


1946 


954 


-15% 


-58% 


1947 


874 


-87o 


-61% 


1948 


934 


+7% 


-59% 


1949 


1,133 


+21% 


-50% 


1950 


1,220 


+8% 


-46% 


Books 


Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1941 - 1950 








PERCENT OF 




TOTAL NUMBER 


TOTAL NUMBER 


VOLUMES BORROWED 




OF VOLUMES 


OF VOLUMES 


WHICH WERE 


YEAR 


UNRECOVERABLE 


BORROWED 


UNRECOVERABLE 


1941 


577 


2,843,210 


0.020% 


1942 


713 


2,537,391 


0.028% 


1943 


1.066 


2,218,915 


0.048% 


1944 


797 


2,153,367 


0.037% 


1945 


1,119 


2,076.638 


0.054% 


1946 


954 


2.106,249 


0.045% 


1947 


874 


2.093,939 


0.042% 


1948 


934 


2,148,279 


0.043% 


1949 


1,133 


2,195.666 


0.052% 


1950 


1,220 


2,117,082 


0.058% 




USE 


OF FILMS 






Film 


Showings 





On the premises of the Boston Public Library . 
Outside of the premises of the Boston Public Library 



1,0^3 
7,265 

8.298 



Tola! 
Film Audiences 

ON THE premises AND OUTSIDE OF THE PREMISES OF THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Adult 

Juvenile ..... 

Total 

Film Collection 

Films in collection, January I, 1950 
Films added in 1950 . 
Films withdrawn in 1950 
Net gain, 1950 . 

Films in collection, December 31, 1950 . 

Film Registrations 

Film registrations, January 1, 1950 
New film registrations. 1950 



67 



208.326 
295.164 

503,490 

198 

67 
265 



202 
513 



Film registrations, December 31, 1950 



715 



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VII 

THE CATALOGS 

Volumes Cataloged 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Cataloged 

Central Library 13,114 

Kirstein Business Branch 1 ,033 

Recataloged 

Central Library 1,894 



16,041 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Cataloged 

Open Shelf Department 7,119 

Young Peoples Room 1,700 

School Issue Department 3,024 

Branch Issue Department 3,796 

Branch Libraries 53,619 

Miscellaneous 22 



69,280 



Films Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 67 

Card Work 

Division of Reference and Rescai-ch Services 

Library of Congress cards processed 57,976 

Cards proi essed on duplicating machine 70,875 

Cards typed 1.609 

1 30,460 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Cards processed on duplicating machine 205,602 

Cards typed 47.052 

252,664 

The number of volumes shelved and thus made available for 
public use w^as: 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library (including continuations) 17,451 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,120 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years 

but now found, etc. 1.795 20,366 



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Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Open Shelf Dcparlmenl 
Young Peoples Room 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 

Books reported lost or missing in pervious years 
but now found, etc. 



69.258 



511 



69,769 
90,135 



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



Division of Reference and Research Services 
Central Library 
Kirftein Business Branch 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Open Shelf Department 
^ oung Peoples Room 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 



7,042 
434 



VIII 
PRINTING AND BINDING 



7,476 



44,861 



52.337 



Tuf. Printing DrpARTMr^NT 

Requisitions received and filled jO'J 

Cards' (indicator, lime, guide, etc.) 1 ^,062 

Wiggin Print Collection (exhibition cards) 2,652 

Signs, posters, etc. 2,052 

Forms (numbered series, including blank forms) 4,698,505 
Forms, circulars, and sundries (outside the numbered series) 222,185 

Library publications, including book lists, programs, etc. 163,965 

The Binding Department 

Number of volumes bound in various styles 2/, 9/0 

Volumes repaired 189 

Volumes guarded 378 

Maps mounted 6 

Photographs and engravings mounted 962 
Library publications folded, plate tipped, collated, stitched, 

covered, and trimmed 205,881 

Portfolios, blocks, boxes, and desk pads made 2,451 

Covers made (miscellaneous types) 1,388 

Cutting and bundling 838 

Mi.-cel!aneous work done 468 



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IX 

LECTURES, CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS 
IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 

LECTURES 
GENERAL LECTURE SERIES 



Jan. 5 

Jan. 1 2 

Jan. 19 

Jan. 26 

Feb. 2 

Feb. 9 

Feb. 16 



Is the Oriental Philosophy of Life 
Really Negative and Pessimistic? 

A Neutral Swiss Looks at Israel. 



Fabulous hiji. Illustrated 
colored motion pictures. 



Kwang-Won K i m, Ph.D., 
Teacher and Lecturer. 

Baron Hans de Meiss-Teuf- 
fen. World Traveler and 
Lecturer. 

Jesse H. Buffum, World 
Traveler, Radio Commenta- 
tor, Lecturer, and Photogra- 
pher. 

Glimpses of the Balkans in Story Margarita Jordan, Lecturer, 
and Songs. Exhibits. 

Music Hour in Films. Music in America, William Tell, To Hear 
Your Banjo Play, and Mildred Dilling. 

Men We Remember. Four sound motion pictures. Benjamin Frank- 
lin, Henr)) Wadsxeorlh Longfellow, Siorp of Christopher Columbus, 
and Thomas Jefferson. 

What's the United States to You? Mrs. W. Lee Ustick, Chair- 
A quiz about politics. man. Voters' Service Com- 

mittee, League of Women 
Voters of Massachusetts; 
and Mrs. Henry Wise, Vot- 
ers' Service Committee, 
League of Women Voters of 
Massachusetts. 

Viola Leventhal, New Eng- 
land Regional Office of the 
Anti-Defamation League of 
B'nai B'rith. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. 
Adams. 



Feb. 23 Rumor Clinic: A demonstration. 



Apr. 1 3 Romance of the Maine Coast. Il- 
lustrated with Kodachrome slides. 

Apr. 20 Secrets of Our North Atlantic 
Islands. Illustrated with motion 
pictures and slides. 



Edward Rowe Snow, 
thor and Lecturer. 



Au- 



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LECTURER 



Apr. 27 



Oct. 28 



Dt 



Dec. 17 



We Fly Around the World. Illus- 
trated with colored slides. 



Monroe Smith, President of 
Youth Argosy and Founder 
of the American Youth Hos- 
tels; and Isabel Smith, Co- 
founder of the American 
Youth Hostels. 

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

Jewish Book Month Program. The 
Jew in Literature. 



Nathan 
Greater 
Jewish 



Dickens' 
trated. 



Christmas Carol. lUus- 



Cohen, President, 
Boston Council of 
Centers, Chairman ; 
Harry Kraft, Vice President, 
Bureau of Jewish Education; 
Fanny Goldstein, Honorary 
Chairman, Jewish Book 
Council of America ; Lee M. 
Friedman, President, Ameri- 
can Jewish Historical So- 
ciety; A. M. Klein, Poet, 
Editor, Lecturer ; Walter 
Kaufman, Tenor; Edith S. 
Borofsky, Accompanist. 

Edward F. Payne, President 
of the Boston Branch of the 
Dickens Fellowship. 



SPECIAL SUBJECT SERIES 

Applied Science 

(in co-operation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 
Mar. 26 The Uses of Stroboscopic Light: Harold E. Edgerton, Pro 
Motion Pictures of Rapidly Mov- 
ing Mechanisms. Illustrated with 
motion pictures and Kodachrome 
slides. 



fessor of Electrical Engineer- 
ing, The Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology. 



Apr. 1 6 Television Today. Illustrated. 



Art 



Lawrence B. Arguimbau, 
Associate Professor of Elec- 
trical Engineering, The Mas- 
sachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nologv. 



This series was presented in co-operation with the Guild of Boston Artists. 
Jan. 22 Art. Ernest L. Major, Artist. 



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DATE 

Feb. 19 



Painting a Water Color. Illus- 
trated with a practical demonstra- 
tion. 



Mar. 1 9 Practical Composition. 



Apr. 23 Some Forgotten Aspects of Nine- 
teenth Century Painting. 

Film Forums 

Mar. 9 Important Factors of the Philip- 
pines Today. Based on the motion 
picture, Pcad of the Orient. 

Mar. 1 6 Protecting Our Liberties. Based 
on the motion picture, The Price of 
freedom. 



Mar. 23 Based on the motion picture. Feel- 
ing of Rejection. 



Mar. 30 On Juvenile Delinquency. Based 
on the motion picture. Children on 
Trial. 



LECTURER 

William Jewell, Artist. 



Harold F. Lindergreen, Di- 
rector of Art at the Arts 
Foundation of Boston. 

R. H. Ives Gammell, Artist. 



Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lim. 



Harold Treash, Director of 
Adult Programs, Boston 
Y. M. C. A., Moderator; 
Panel members: DeWitt 
John, Special Writer of The 
Christian Science Monitor; 
Fred Garrigus, Director of 
Public Affairs, Station 
WEEI-CBS; Ken Prikett. 
New England Representative 
for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

Florence L. Swanson, M.D., 
Child Psychiatrist at the 
Judge Baker Guidance Cen- 
ter. 

Mrs. Martha Blumc, Assis- 
tant Hcadworker, North End 
Union. 



Greece 

Oct. 5 Ancient Greeks and Atomic En- Alexander J. Lambrinudi, 
ergy. Lecturer. 

Oct. 19 Customs and Fashions Yesterday Alexander J. Lambrinudi, 
and Today. Lecturer. 

Oct. 26 The Greek Language; Its Impact Alexander J. Lambrinudi, 
on the Modern World. Lecturer. 

On Timely Topics 

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

Jan. 8 What Should Be the Policy of the Members of the Boston Uni- 
United States toward the Countries versity Debating Team. Aus- 
of the Orient? A panel discussion. tin J. Freeley, Boston Uni- 
versity Coach of Debate, 
Moderator. 



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Feb. 1 2 Resolved : That the United States 
Nationalize the Basic, Non-Agri- 
cultural Industries ; a debate. 



Mar. 1 2 Should Fund Raising for Health 
and Welfare Purposes Be Done 
Through a Single Annual Cam- 
paign? A panel discussion. 

Apr. 2 Resolved: That the United States 
Should Enact Legislation Outlaw- 
ing the Communist Party; a debate. 



Nc 



12 Is Preventive War a Sound Idea? 
A panel discussion. 



Dc 



Should the American People 
Adopt the Welfare State? A panel 
discussion. 



LECTURER 

Boston LJniversity Debating 
Team and the Debating Team 
of the University of Notre 
Dame. Austin J. Freeley, 
Boston University Coach of 
Debak', Moderator. 

Boston University Debating 
Team and the Debating Team 
of Bales College. Austin J. 
Freeley, Boston University 
Coach of Debate, Moderator. 

Boston University Debating 
Team and the Debating 
Team of the United States 
Naval Academy. Austin J. 
Freeley, Boston University 
Coach of Debate, Modera- 
tor. 

Members of the Boston Uni- 
versity Debating Team and 
the debating societies of The 
Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, Harvard Uni- 
versity, Wellesley College, 
and Tufts College. Austin J. 
Freeley, Boston University 
Coach of Debate. Moder- 
ator. 

Boston University Debating 
Team and the Debating 
Team of the Rhode Island 
State College. Austin J. Free- 
ley, Boston University Coach 
of Debate, Moderator. 



This Our Land 

Nov. 2 Adventuring in Boston. Illustrated 
with slides. 



Nov. 9 100,000 Miles of Adventure: On 
Land, Sea, and Air. Illustrated 
with motion pictures and slides. 

Nov. 1 6 California. Illustrated with colored 
slides. 

Nov. 30 Favorite North American Scenes. 
Illustrated with Kodachrome slides. 



Fanny Goldstein, Branch Li- 
brarian, West End Branch 
of the Boston Public Librarv. 



Edward Rowe Snow, 
ihor and Lecturer. 



Au- 



Colonel H. C. Anderson, 
Lecturer for the Union Pa- 
cific Railroad. 

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



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LECTURER 



Dt 



Dec. 14 



Gaspe Peninsula — Travel Para- 
dise of the North East. Illustrated 
with colored slides. 



Leo Litwdn, Musician, Pho- 
tographer, and Lecturer. 



Four Sound Motion Pictures on Canada. Arctic Borderlands in Win- 
ter, Craftsmen at Worf(, Eskimo Summer, and Peoples of Canada. 



CONCERTS 



Apr. 1 6 Concert. 



Apr. 30 Concert. 



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

Choral Society of the Massa- 
chusetts Federation of Wom- 
en's Clubs; Evelyn B. Ros- 
kin, Conductor ; L a u r i e r 
Richard, Violinist; Charles 
Hedlund, Pianist; Jeanne 
Ducharme Richard, Pianist; 
Laura \V. Hull, Accompan- 
ist. 



Jan. 


3 


Jan. 


6 


Jan. 


10 


Jan. 


24 



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FILM PREVIEWS 

Children of Holland, Farmer-Fisherman (Norway), Irish Children, 
Mar^ Visits Poland, and On Mediterranean Shores (Greece). 

Globe Headlines of 1949. Introduced by Harold Putnam, Editor, 
Veterans' Forum, The Boston Globe. 

Dod\) Care and Grooming, First Steps, Foods and Nutrition, Modern 
Surgery, and New Frontiers of Medicine. 

Distributing America's Goods, The Middle States, The Southeast- 
ern States, Washington, D. C, and Yosemite — End of the 
Rainbow. 

Jan. 3 1 Blooming Desert, The Far Western States, Mission Life, The North- 
western States, and The Southwestern States. 

Feb. 7. Free Horizons, Maine, New Hampshire, and Northeastern States. 

Globe Headlines of 1949, Hoi Ice, Rocf(}^ Mountain Trout, and 
Ski Thrills. 

England : Bacf(ground of Literature, James Fenimore Cooper, Scot- 
land: Background of Literature, and Washington Irivng. 

Adventures of Bunn^ Rabbit, Children of Japan, Happy Valley, 
Thi Hare and the Tortoise, The Mailman, Pony Express, and 
Three Fox Fables. 

Artisans of Florence, Rome, the Eternal City, and The Human 
Bridge. 

Family Outing, Famous Fish I Have Met, Road to Gaspe, Spring 
Fever, and You II Take the High Road. 

The Care of Pets, Growth of Flowers, The Red-Winged Blackbird, 
Seminoles of the Everglades, and The Wood Thrush. 

Circus Animals, Five Colorful Birds, The Gift of Green, and Mon- 
arch Butterfly. 

The Bluebird, Realm of the Wild, The Ruby-Throated Humming- 
bird, and Story of the Bees. 

The Coiv and the Sprite, The Gray Squirrel, The Honest Woods- 
man, Legend of the Pied Piper, Rumpelsiiltskm, and Stories of 
Holland. 

Ancient Rome, Japanese Family, Spain, the Land and the People, 
and Sweden Looks Ahead. 

Canoe Country, The Changing Cotton Land — Southeastern 
U. S. A., and Farmers of India. 

Oct. 31 Food for Paris Markets, This World of Ours — Manitoba, and 
Wings to England and Belgium. 



Feb. 


14 


Feb. 


28 


Mar. 


7 


Mar. 


14 


Mar. 


28 


Apr. 


4 


Apr. 


11 


Apr. 


23 


Oct. 


10 


Oct. 


17 


Oct. 


24 



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Nov. 7 Act Your Age, Are You Popular, The Bab\} Sitter, and You and 
Your Famil}^. 

Nov. 1 4 Are You Ready for Marriage, Body Care and Grooming, and 
Junior Prom. 

Nov. 21 Barber of Seville, Invitation to Music, and William Tell. 

Nov. 28 Conservation of Natural Resources, The River, and Yours is the 
Land. 

Dec. 5 The Art Director, Let's Co to the Movies, The Sound Man, and 
You Can Change the World. 

Dec. 12 Artisans of Florence, Great Circle, Rome, the Eternal City, and The 
Vatican of Pius XIL 

NOON CONCERTS OF MUSICAL RECORDINGS 

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

Jan. 1 1 Selected recordings. 

Jan. 25 Selected recordmgs. 

Feb. 8 Selected recordings from the Pelleas and Melisande Suite by Faure, 
Quartet in G Minor by Debussy, and Ravel's Mother Goose Suite. 

Mar. 1 Selected recordings from the Metropolitan Opera Repertory. 

Mar. 1 5 Music of Ireland. 

Mar. 29 Music by Palestrina, Bach, and Handel, in anticipation cf Holv 
Week. 

Apr. 1 2 Selected recordings in observance of Easter. 

Apr. 26 Selected recordings in observance of Shakespeare's birthday. 

May 1 Selected recordings in commemoration of National Music Week and 
Boston Jubilee Week. 

NOON FILM PROGRAMS 

Jan. 4 Wings to Hawaii. 

Jan. 1 8 Wings to Cuba and the Caribbean. 

Feb. I Esl(imo Summer. 

Feb. 15 Artisans of Florence. 

Mar. 8 Background for Living. 

Mar. 22 Wings to Ireland. 

Apr. 5 Mission Life. 

May 3 March of the Movies. 



May 


17 


Oct. 


4 


Oct. 


18 


Nov. 


1 


Nov. 


15 


Nov. 


29 


Dec. 


6 


Dec. 


13 



[59] 

Globe Headlines of 1949. 
The F. D. I. 

Sampan Family and Hen Hop. 
Librarv of Congress. 
Storv of the Boston Globe. 
The Price of Freedom. 
The Great Laf^es. 
Barber of Seville. 

SYMPHONY ON RECORDS 

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

Recordings from the Repertory of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 

Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 23 Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 13 

Feb. 20 Feb. 27 Mar. 6 Mar. 13 Mar. 20 Mar. 27 

Apr. 3 Apr. 10 Apr. 17 Apr. 24 

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



TITLE 



Jan. 5 Prints: The Exact Repetition of 
through Visual Statements and its Mean- 
Jan. 30 ing. (A course of eight lectures, 
Mondays and Thursdays.) 



Jan. 1 7 
through 
Feb. 10 



Feb. 2 
through 
Feb. 20 



Mar. 2 
through 
Mar. 27 



Chinese Ways of Thinking, Past 
and Present. A study of Prose and 
Poetry with Some Reference to 
Art. (A course of eight lectures, 
Tuesdays and Fridays.) 



Personal History and 
Life. (A course of 
Mondays and Thurs- 



Thackeray : 
Imaginative 
six lectures, 
days.) 

Edward Lear : A Study of Sense 
and Nonsen.«.e. (A course of eight 
lectures, Mondays and Thursdays.) 



WilHam M. Ivins, Jr., A.B., 
LL.B., D.F.A., Curator of 
Prints, Emeritus, the Metro- 
politan Museum of Art. 

Ernest Richard Hughes, 
M.A. (Oxen), Late Assis- 
tant Professor of Chinese 
Religion and Philosophy, 
Oxford. Visiting Professor at 
the Graduate Course, Clare- 
mont, California. 

Gordon N. Ray, A.M., 
Ph.D., F.R.S.L., Professor 
of English, University of II- 



David McCord, A. M., Au- 
thor, Honorary Curator of 
the Farnsworth and Poetry 
Rooms, Harvard University 
Librarv. 



Mar. 3 
thiouoh 
Mar. ^3 1 

Sept. 7 
through 
Oct. 2 

Nov. 2 
through 

Nov. 30 



Nov. 3 

Nov. 27 



Jan. 17 



Feb. 21 



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J. S. Bach and the Bach Family. 
(A course of eight lectures, Tues- 
days and Fridays.) 

Humor in Italian Literature. (A 
course of eight lectures, Mondays 
and Thursdays.) 

Japanese Culture Interpreted by its 
Art. (A course of eight lectures, 
Mondays and Thursdays.) 



Britain and the Challenge to De- 
mocracy. (A course of eight lec- 
tures, Tuesdays and Fridays.) 



Karl Geiringer, Ph.D., Pro- 
fessor of Music, Boston Uni- 
versity. 

Rudolph Altrocchi, Ph.D., 
Professor of Italian in the 
University of California. 

Langdon Warner, A.B., 
LL.D., former Director of 
the Pennsylvania Museum of 
Art, former Director of the 
Pacific Basin Arts at the San 
Francisco Exposition, Advi- 
sor on Arts and Monuments, 
SCAP., GHQ., former Cur- 
ator and Lecturer at the Fogg 
Museum of Art, Harvard 
University. 

C h a r le s Frederick Orme 
Clarke, Senior Official of the 
British Broadcasting Corpo- 
ration, formerly Foreign Edi- 
tor of Kemsley Newspapers, 
Foreign and Diplomatic Cor- 
respondent of Reuters. 



FILM COUNCIL OF GREATER BOSTON 

How Teachers Use Motion Pic- 
tures Effectively. Class Demonstra- 
tions based on the films Australia 
and How We Elect Our Represen- 
tatives. 



How to Use Religious Films Effec- 
tively. Demonstrations based on 
J he First Part of the Mass Through 
the Gospel in slides ; and the mo- 
tion pictures, The Unfaithful Ser- 
vant and One Cod. 



Gertrude Collins, Teacher, 
and Pupils of the Sixth 
Grade, Liberty School, Re- 
vere; Benjamin D. Thomas, 
Teacher, and Students of the 
Freshman Class, Hingham 
High School. 

Sister Rose Patricia, Sisters of 
Charity of New Jersey, and 
the Pupils of the Sixth Grade. 
St. Joseph's School, Rox- 
bury. Arranged by Reverend 
Timothy F. O'Leary, Assis- 
tant Superintendent of Dio- 
cesan Schools, Boston; J. Ed- 
win Wade, Teacher, New- 
ton High School and Instruc- 
tor in High School Depart- 
ment, Old South Church, and 
Pupils from the High School 
Department, Old South 
Church. Arranged by Rever- 
end John E. Thomas, Direc- 
tor of Religious Education, 
Massachusetts Council of 
Churches; the motion picture. 
One Cod, introduced by 
Robert E. Segal, Jewish 
Community Council. 



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Mar. 21 



Film Forum, based on the motion 
picture Productivilv: Key to Plenty. 



Apr. 18 



Jan. 



Feb. 9 



Feb. 



The Motion picture, Human Be- 
ginnings. 



Harold Treash, Director of 
Adult Programs, Boston 
Y. M. C. A., Moderator. 
Panel members: John A. 
Beckett, Assistant Professor 
of Business Administration, 
The Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology; A. G. Del- 
man, Educational Director of 
New England Joint Board, 
Congress of Industrial Organ- 
izations; A. W. Halverson, 
Assistant Manager, River 
Works, General Electric 
Company. 

Introduced and discussed by 
Eddie Albert, Motion Pic- 
ture Producer and Actor. 



THE NEVER TO LATE GROUP 



A "Chota Durbar" (Little Gather- 
ing). Illustrated with the motion 
picture, India, Asia s New Voice. 



Jan. 1 2 Introducing the New India. 



Jan. 19 Chinese Customs and Manners. Il- 
lustrated with the motion picture, 
Peiping Family. 

Jan. 26 My Personal Experience in Ha- 
waii. 1899-1900. Illustrated with 
the motion picture Wings to Ha- 
waii. 

Feb. 2 Important Factors of the Philip- 
pines Today. Illustrated with the 
motion picture. Pearl of the Orient. 



How to Make a Print. Illustrated 
with practical demonstration. 



My IntervieTV with Gandhi, 
Amy Row. HoTv I Bowed 
Down to Idols of Wood and 
Stone, Ella Forbes. My 
Campaign in Burma, 1887— 
1889, George V. Kenyon- 
Ashenden. 

Jesse Cornelius, Administra- 
tive Secretary of Youth 
Movements in India. 

David T o o n g. Executive 
Secretary of the Chinese 
Y.M.C.A., Boston. 

Harry Bradstreet, Retired 
Mining Engineer and Invest- 
ment Banker. 



Victor Lim, a native of the 
Philippmes, student at Har- 
vard University Business 
Schoool. 

Arthur W. Heintzelman, 
N.A., Keeper of Prints, 
Boston Public Library. 



Music in Films. To Hear Your Banjo Play, Mildred Dilling, Myra 
Hess and Hymn of the Nations. 



[62] 



Feb. 23 Film Program. The Human Bridge, 
Glacier Par}( Studies. 

Mar. 2 The Library's Treasures. 



Background for Living, and 

Zoltan Haraszti, Keeper of 
Rare Books, Boston Public 
Library. 



Mar. 9 Adequate Diets for Older People. Allen G. Brailey, M.D. 



Mar. 1 6 Irish Program. Illustrated with thj 
motion picture, M-^ings to Ireland. 



Mar. 
Mar. 
Apr. 



23 If I Should Write Your Biogra- 
phy. 

30 An Afternoon with Hobbies. Illus- 
trated with demonstrations. 

6 15,000 Miles in a Modern Cov- 
ered Wagon. Illustrated with col- 
ored slides. 



Apr. 1 3 Music Program. 

Apr. 20 I Remember Boston Fifty Years 
Ago. Illustrated with slides. 

Apr. 27 What is Success? A panel discus- 
sion. 

May 4 Famous Authors I Have Known. 
Illustrated with motion pictures. 

May 1 I The Popular Ballad. 



May I 8 Hegira to Haiti. 

May 25 From the Bay to the Berkshires. 
Illustrated with motion pictures. 



June I Along the Coast of South Africa. 
Illustrated with colored slides. 



Ml) Visit to Ireland in 1902, 
Albert Faucon, Retired Vio- 
lin Teacher. Original Irish 
Poems, George V. Kenyon- 
Ashenden. Irish Folk Tales, 
Ruth Hayes, Branch Libra- 
rian, Neponset Branch of 
the Boston Public Library. 

Rollo Walter Brown, Author 
and Lecturer. 

Ten members of the Never 
Too Late Group. 

Stewart Anderson, Lecture 
and Photographer. 

Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 

Audience participation. 

Members of the Planning 
Committee of the Never Too 
Late Group. 

Alice Dixon Bond, Literary 
Editor, The Boston Herald- 
Traveler. 

Robert E. Bacon, former 
Professor of English Litera- 
ture, University of Massa- 
chusetts. 

Libby Smith, Lecturer. 

C. Russell Mason, Executive 
Director, Massachusetts Au- 
dubon Society. 

Mrs. James C. Hopkins. 



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June 8 Film Forum based on the motion Mrs. Amy Powell, Director, 
picture Life with Grandpa. Family Society of Greater 

Boston, Moderator. Panel 
members: Pupils of the Ros- 
lindale High School. 

Sept. 14 New England Calling, a colored motion picture. 

Sept. 2 1 Report on the Conference called Mrs. Amy S. Powell, Direc- 
by the Social Security Board in 
Washington, August, 1950, on the 
Problems of Aging. 

Sept. 28 Six Months in Korea, 1946. Illus- 
trated with colored slides. 

Oct. 5 My Adventures on Robinson Cru- 
soe Island, 1883-1887. 

Oct. 19 Two colored motion pictures: Eighteenth Cenlurv Life in Williams 
burg, Virginia and England: Bacl^ground of Literature. 

Oct. 26 My Memories of Whittier the Poet. Mrs. l^ederic H. Keyes. 
Illustrated with the motion picture, 
' John Creenleaf Whittier. 

Nov. 2 The State of Maine is Not a State 
of Mind. Illustrated with the mo- 
tion picture, Maine. 

Nov. 9 What is Needed for the Housing 
of the Older Person) A panel dis- 
cussion. 



tor. Family Society of Great- 
er Bo5lon. 



Captain Gilbert Caswell, 
U. S. A. 

Mrs. Alice Rowe Snow. 



Dr. Frederick M. Meek. 



Nov. 1 6 A Rumor Chnic 



Nov. 30 Books for You. Illustrated with 
the motion incture, Maying Books. 



Dec. 1 4 Historic Massachusetts. Illustrated 
with colored slides. 

Dec. 21 A Program of Christmas Carols 
and Christmas Folk Music. 

Dec. 28 Sketches from Dickens. A Chalk 
Talk. 



Members of the Planning 
Committee of the Never Too 
Late Group. William C. 
Loring, Jr., Executive Direc- 
tor, Housing Association of 
Metropolitan Boston, Moder- 
ator. 

Sol Kolack, Executive Direc- 
tor of the New England Re- 
gional Office of the Anti- 
Defamation League of B'nai 
B'rith. 

Edna G. Peck, Chief of 
Book Selection for Home 
Reading Services, Boston 
Public Library. 

George Pearson, Lecturer. 

Mrs. Rutherford Bingham, 
Soloist; Mrs. Albert E. Rog- 
ers, Accompanist. 

Edward F. Payne, Presi- 
dent of the Boston Branch of 
the Dickens Fellowship. 



[64] 



EXHIBITS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 



February 3-26 



February 27 — March 1 8 

March 18-31 
March 1 8 - April 1 
April 1 - 30 
April 1 - 30 
May 1-31 

June 1 - 29 

June 30 - July 1 6 

July 1 7 - 30 
July 31 - August 31 
September 1 - October 1 
October 2-18 



October 19-31 
November 1—20 



November 2 1 — December 
December 12 — 31 



Main Lobby 

Fifty Notable Books of 1949, selected by 
the American Library Association. 
Children's Books, illustrated by French 
Artists. 

George Washington, in Art, Architecture, 
History, and Biography. 

Boston Massacre, March 5, 1 770. Evacua- 
tion of Boston by the British, March 1 7, 
1776. 

Caldecott and Newbery Medals Awards. 

Feast of Saint Patrick. The Renaissance of 

Irish Culture. 

Lenten Reading. Books for all Denomma- 

tions. 

Foreign Editions of the Works of Shakes- 
peare. 

Patriots Day. The 1 75th Anniversary of 
the Battle of Lexington and Concord. 
The Boston Jubilee and the Boston Public 
Library. Indicating current trends and mod- 
ern methods of service and procedure by the 
Library. 

The Pipe Organ : Its History and Place in 
Ecclesiastical and Secular Music. 
Independence Day. In observance of the an- 
niversary of the adoption of the Declaration 
of Independence by the Continental Congress 
on July 4, 1 776. 

Ars Libri. Four of the Library's examples 
of the craftsmanship of the Book. 
The Art of Violin Making. 
Recent Books on Sports. 
Back to School. Nineteenth century school 
textbooks. 

Harper's is One Hundred. In honor of the 
hundredth anniversary of the publishing of 
Harper's Magazine. 
United Nations Week. 

Danger Spots in the World. Relating to the 
countries involved in the struggle to preserve 
their independenc. 
Gifts to the Library. 
Christmas, the Feast of the Nativity. 



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EXHIBITS IN THE CEN TRAL LIBRARY 

Funis De Chavannes Gallery 

January 3—17 Books on Needlework. 

January i9 - 31 New England Best Books of 1949. A selec- 

tion by The Bookbuilders Workshop. 

February 2-28 Modern Lighting. In Honor of Thomas A. 

Edison. 

February 28 - March 20 The Establishment of the United States Post 

Office on March 12, 1789. 

March 20 — 31 Currier and Ives Prints, and Biographical 

Books. 

April 1 -16 National Coin Week. Coins and medals lent 

by the American Numismatic Association 
and The Boston Numismatic Society. 

April 1 7 — 30 Flying Around the World. Sketches made 

by Monroe Smith on a world tour. 

May 2-21 National Defense. 

May 22 — 31 Poetry Week. Works of significant modern 

poets. 

June 1 - 29 The Pipe Organ: Its place in Ecclesiastical 

and Secular Music. 

July 1 — 30 Old Cook Books. Nineteenth century cook- 

ing utensils lent by the American Home 
Economics Association, and the Home Eco- 
nomics in Business Association. 

July 31 — August 31 Ukranian Arts and Crafts. 

September 1 — October 1 Labor — "Samuel Goini)crs and a Century 

of Labor." 

October 2 — 31 Fire Prevention. Alarm Box 32 and Relics 

of the Great Boston Fire. 

November 1 — 20 Danger Spots in the World. Relating to the 

countries involved in the struggle to preserve 
their independence. 

November 2 1 — December 1 1 Gifts to the Library. 

December 12—31 Christmas, the Feast of the Nativity. 



[66] 



EXHIBITS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 
Sargent Gallery 



January 3-17 
January 19—31 

February 2-28 

February 28 — March 1 6 

March 16-31 
April 1-14 

April 1 5 - 30 
May 2-16 

May 17 - 31 

June 1 - 29 

July 1 - 29 
July 30 - August 30 
September 1 — 29 
October 2-31 
November 1 — 20 

November 2 1 — December 
Decembei 12-31 



11 



Books on Needlework. 

New England Best Books of 1949. A selec- 
tion made by The Bookbuilders Workshop. 

Modern Lighting. In Honor of Thomas A. 
Edison. 

Commemoration of the Birth of Ohver Wen- 
dell Holmes, Jr. on March 8, 1841. 

The Opera Comes to Town. 

Commemoration of the Birth of Washington 
Irving on April 3, 1 783. 

Some Nineteenth Century English Essayists. 

Commemoration of the Birth of Dante Gab- 
riel Rossetti on May 12, 1828. 

Commemoration of the Birth of Ralph Wal- 
do Emerson on May 25, 1803. 

The Pipe Organ: Its History and Place in 
Ecclesiastical and Secular Music. 

Female Fashions of the Gay Nmeties. 

Japanese Designs for Textiles. 

Pueblo Indian Pottery. Colored Plates, 

Fu'e Prevention. 

The Boston Medica! Library: Its Seventy- 
fifth Anniversary. 

Gifts to the Library. 

Christmas, the Feast of the Nativity. 



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EXHIBITS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Treasure Room 



January I - October 3 1 

January i — February 28 

March 1-31 

April I - 30 

May I - August 3i 

September 1 — October 3 1 

November 1 — December 3 1 



Book of Common Prayer. 

Goethe Bicentennial Exhibit. 

Early Catholic Liturgical Works. 

Fifty Best Books of the ^'car. 

Puritans and Indians. 

Palace of Pleasure. 

Boston Medical Library Anniversary Loan 
Exhibit. 



January 1—31 
February 1 — 28 
March 1-31 

April 1-30 

May 1-31 

June 1 - 30 

July 1 - August 31 

September 1 - 30 

October 1-31 
November 1—30 
December 1—31 



WiGGiN Gallery 

Frederick L. M. Griggs — Etchings. 
Nicolas T. Charlet — Lithographs. 



Timothy Cole 
Italian Masters. 



Engravings after Old 



Famous Printmakers — Selection of Draw- 
ings. 

Georges Rouault — Le Cirque de I'Etoile 
Filante, and the Passion — Heliogravures 
retouched with acid. 

Henri dc Toulouse-Lautrec — Pen and 
Pencil Drawings. 

Frederick L. M. Griggs — Drawings for 
"Essex" of the Highways and Byways series 
published by Macmillan. 

Honore Daumier — French Court Scenes 
— Lithographs. 

, George W. Bellows — Lithographs. 

Gustav Wolf — Woodcuts. 



Eighteenth Century Prints 
and Stipple Engravings. 



Mezzotints 



168] 

X 

TRUST FUNDS 

Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930-1950 





BALANCE 




TOTAL AMOUNT 








UNEXPENDED 




AVAILABLE 








FROM 


RECEIPTS 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


VEAR 


Preceding year 


during year 


DURING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


UNEXPENDED 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$74,906.92 


$22,796.21 


$52,110.71 


1931 


52,110.71 


27.507.00 


79.617.71 


20.839.73 


58,777.98 


1932 


58,777.98 


27.713.68 


86,491.66 


22,801.04 


63,690.62 


1933 


63,690.62 


27.226.68 


90,917.30 


26,633.94 


64,283.36 


1934 


64,283.36 


27.006.01 


91,289.37 


19,083.82 


72.205.55 


1935 


72.205.55 


25,494.14 


97,699.69 


24,496.50 


73.203.19 


1936 


73,203.19 


25,730.57 


98,933.76 


58.826.03 


40,107.73 


1937 


40,107.73 


59.839.65 


99,947.38 


51,161.81 


48,785.57 


1938 


48,785.57 


296,214.26 


344.999.83 


86,338.96 


258,660.87 


1939 


258,660.87 


57.656.41 


316,317.28 


119.899.86 


196,417.42 


1940 


196,417.42 


50,889.53 


247,306.95 


128.403.69 


118,903.26 


1941 


118,903.26 


52,678.52 


171,581.78 


93,969.34 


77,612.44 


1942 


77.612.44 


54.112.16 


131,724.60 


50,625.70 


81 ,098.90 


1943 


81,098.90 


55,200.41 


136.299.31 


61,016.62 


75,282.69 


1944 


75,282.69 


52,698.82 


127,981.51 


40.839.88 


87,141.63 


1945 


87,141.63 


50.800.60 


137,942.23 


42.695.41 


95.246.82 


1946 


95.246.82 


50.826.82 


146,073.64 


45,199.61 


100.874.03 


1947 


100,874.03 


47,620.06 


148.494.09 


46.1 56.27 


102.337.82 


1948 


102,337.82 


50.351.26 


1 52,689.08 


56,808.38 


95.880.70 


1949 


95.880.70 


45,215.89 


141,096.59 


84.137.28 


56,959.31 


1950 


56.959.31 


44,249.29 


101.208.60 


61,030.37 


40,178.23 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930-1950 



AMOUNT unexpended 





FROM PREVIOUS 






YEAR 


YEAR 


RECEIPTS 


EXPENDITl'RES 


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 


50,35126 


56.808.38 


1949 


95,880.70 


45,215.89 


84.137.28 


1950 


56,959.31 


44,249.29 


61.030.37 



[69] 



Income from Trust Funds, 1930 - 1950 





WITHOUT 


FOR PURCHASE 


WITH 


TOTAL 




RESTRICTION 


OF LIBRARY 


MISCELLANEOUS 


Income 


YEAR 


AS TO USE 


MATERIALS 


RESTRICTIONS 


RECEIVED 


1930 


$7,468.10 


$21,454.51 


$5,097.58 


$34,020.19 


I93I 


6,147.28 


17.159.31 


4.200.41 


27.507.00 


1932 


6,148.64 


17.355.40 


4.209.64 


27,713.68 


1933 


6,060.57 


17.096.51 


4,069.60 


27,226.68 


1934 


6,034.35 


16.879.37 


4,092.29 


27,006.01 


1935 


5,950.53 


16.184.59 


3.359.02 


25.494.14 


1936 


5,687.72 


16.370.97 


3,671.88 


25,730.57 


1937 


4,548.14 


51,767.20 


3.524.31 


59,839.65 


1938 


5,672.19 


286.912.72 


3.629.35 


296,214.26 


1939 


5,655.74 


48.341.89 


3.658.78 


57.656.41 


1940 


5,660.08 


41.594.60 


3,634.85 


50.889.53 


1941 


5,660.08 


43,325.63 


3,692.81 


52.678.52 


1942 


6,130.08 


44,655.82 


3,326.26 


54.112.16 


1943 


6,218.08 


45,565.82 


3,416.51 


55,200.41 


1944 


6,122.91 


43,195.35 


3,360.56 


52,698.82 


1945 


6.213.92 


41,216.46 


3.370.22 


50,800.60 


1946 


5,806.88 


41,240.89 


3,779.05 


50.826.82 


1947 


5,928.48 


37,833.86 


3,857.72 


47,620.06 


1948 


5,923.80 


40,114.96 


4,312.50 


50,351.26 


1949 


5,951.30 


34,810.49 


4,454.10 


45,215.89 


1950 


5,666.36 


33,979.84 


4,603.09 


44,249.29 



[70] 
INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS. 1950 
General Summary 

Without restriction as to use of income $5,666.36 

For the purchase of hbrary materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books $11,863.35 

Books only — without restriction as to kind of books 12,549.92 

Books only — with restriction as to kind of books 9,566.57 33,979.84 



With miscellaneous restrictions as to use of income 

For special purposes, not purchase of library materials $1,711.19 

For specified branch libraries 1,230.98 

For newspapers only 1,660.92 4,603.09 $44,249.29 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1950 
By Individual Funds 

Without Restriction as to Use of Income 

Bernaid $60.00 

Bradlee 25.00 

Center 1,185.52 

Ford Legacy 206.25 

Ford Trust 162.84 

Gammons 2.08 

Hemer.way 200.00 

Hyde 144.64 

Kirstem 1 50.00 

Lambert 38.06 

Moore 4.34 

North 60.00 J, 

Phillips 1.050.00 ■ 

Sigilman 469.48 " M 

Skinner 1,336.15 

Stewart 140.00 

Treadwell 432.00 $5,666.36 



Funds Whose Income is Available for Purchase of Library Materials 

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

.Benton $11,525.31 

Blanchard 124.50 

Gest 76.04 

Lang 137.50 $11,863.35 



[71] 





For 


the 


Pi 


urchase of Booki 


i Only — 


W 


ithout 


Resti 


■iction as lo 


Kind of Books 


Ainsley 








$6,432.05 




Knapp 








$309.58 




Bigelovv 








40.00 




Sewall 








1 .062.50 




Billings 








3,682.75 




Underhill 








12.98 




Clement 








80.00 




Wadlin 








96.12 




Cutter 








105.40 




Wales 








212.50 




Kimball 








480.04 




Wilson 








36.00 


12,549.92 



For the Purchase of Books Only — With Restriction as lo Kind of Books 



Artz 

Bales 

Bowditch 

Codman 

Elizabeth 

Franklin 

Green 

Hannigan 

C. Harris 

Hersey 

A. I-awrence 



Club 



$505.87 


Lewis 






$200.00 


2,000.00 


O'Reilly 






44.20 


425.00 


Pierce 






244.98 


1 1 7.20 


Reed 






30.00 


1 .000.00 


Scholfleld 






2,285.03 


42.50 


Storrow 






750.00 


50.74 


Ticknor 






102.12 


2.50 


Townsend 






77.50 


425.00 


Twentieth 


Regiment 


212.50 


95.84 


J. L. Wh 


itney- 


— Books 


705.59 


250.00 


J. L. Whl 


itney- 


-Manus 





9,566.57 $33,979.84 



Funds With Miscellaneols 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 

Nichols Book Prize Fund 5.00 

Sargent 111.16 

A. L. Whitney Fund 183.00 

J. L. Whitney — Bibliographic 700.00 

J. L. Whitney — Care and cataloging of manuscripts 705.59 $1,711.19 



For Branch Libraries 

Guerrier 

T. B. Harris 

Hmsman 

E. Lawrence 

Loring 

Mead 

Morse 

Oakland 

P.att 

South Boston 

Tufts 



$12.62 

153.36 
31.12 
20.00 
12.50 
63.10 
30.00 

459.12 

38.44 

2.50 

408.20 



1.230.98 



For Newspapers Only 
Todd 



1 ,660.92 



4.603.09 



$44,249.29 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1950 

The figures listed are for the book values of investments as of December 
31, 1950. 

Fimiiy L. Ainsley Fund — Bequest of Emily L. Ainsley, under article 
12 of her will, for the purchase of books. Received in 1938. 

$222,440.34 

Victorine Thomas Artz Fund — Donation from ViCTORlNE Thomas 
ArTZ, of Chicago: the income of this sum to be employed in the 
purchase of valuable, rare editions of the writings, either in verse or 
prose, of American and foreign authors. These books are to be 
known as the "Longfellow Memorial Collection." Received in 
1896. $13,538.87 

Joshua Bates Fund — Donation made by JoSHUA Bates of London, 
m 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: 

"Tivelfth: 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 



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interest thereon to be applied annually by the Library Trustees, 
without regard to the amounts appropriated by the City of Boston 
for the maintenance of the Boston Public Library in any year, as 
follows: — (a) Six-tenths (6/10) of such income is to be applied an- 
nually by the Library Trustees for the purchase of books, maps and 
other library material of permanent value and benefit for said li- 
brary; meaning and intending hereby that such income shall be 
applied for books desirable for scholarly research and use ; (b) The 
remaining four-tenths (4/10) of such income is to be paid over an- 
nually to the Rector of Trinity Church to be by him disbursed, either 
directly, or in his discretion, through charitable organizations or 
agencies, whether incorporated or unincorporated, in relieving the 
necessities of the poor." Received in 1936. $1,092,350.47 

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. 

$2,289, 648.44 

Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund — Bequest of Charles H. L. N. 
Bernard. The income Irom this fund is to be expended for the 
purchase of books and other library material, unless otherwise or- 
dered by the Board of Trustees. Received in 1930. $2,315.00 

John P. Bigelow Fund — Donation made by the HoN. John P. BlGE- 
LOW in August, 1 850, when Mayor of the City. 
The income from this fund is to be appropriated for the purchase of 
books for the increase of the library. $1,000.00 

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

"The sum to constitute a permanent fund for said library, to be 
called the Robert Charles Billings Fund, the income only to be used 
for the purpose of the purchase of books for said library." Re- 
ceived m 1903. $115,266.46 

Kate E. Blanchard — Bequest of Kate E. BlANCHARD of five thous- 
and 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 m 1940. $5,000.00 



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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 1938. The income to be used 
for the benefit of the Library Staff. Received in 1939. $1 72.70 

J. Ingersoll Bowditch Fund — Bequest of J. IngeRSOLL BoWDITCH. 
Received in I 890. 

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

Caleb David Bradlee Fund — Bequest of Rev. Caleb Da\id Brad- 
LEE to the Boston Public Library. Received in 1897. $1,000.00 

Allen A. Brown Fund — Partial payment of bequest of AlleN A. 
Brown, the income of the fund to be expended for the purchase 
of music for the Allen A. Brown Musical Library. $1 6,000.00 

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. $47,760.64 

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. $99,950.00 

Frank Clement Fund — Bequest of Frank Clement, of Newton, to 
be known as the "Frank Clement Fund," the income to be applied 
to the purchase of books. Received in 1915. $2,355.00 

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

$4,805.65 

Abram E. Cutter Fund — Bequest of Abram E. CutTER of four 
thousand dollars and his library of books, the income of the fund 
to be expended for the purchase of books, and for binding. Re- 
ceived in 1901. $4,270.00 

The Elizabeth Fund — Bequest of Sarah A. Matchett, late of 
Brookline, who died October 6, 1910, the object of which is 
stated in the following extract from her will: 



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"I give and bequeath to the Trustees of the PubHc 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." $28,468.75 

Daniel Sharp Ford Legacy 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. Received in I 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. $6,192.65 

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

Mrs. Amy E. Gammons Memorial Fund — Bequest of LiLLV Alice 
KeNYON, of Boston, to be known as the Mrs. Amy E. Gammons 
Memorial Fund, the income to be used for general purpose. Re- 
ceived in 1949. $500.00 

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. $2,967.50 

Samuel A. 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 

Abo a gift from the Saturday Evening Girls; to be added to the 
Edith Guerrier Fund. Received in 1950. $100.00 

Also a gift from Boston Public Library associate; to be added to 
the Edith Guerrier Fund. Received in 1950. $1 10.00 



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Francis J. Hannigan Memorial Fund — Donation made by associates 
of Francis J. Hannigan, former Supervisor of General Refer- 
ence Departments, the incom.e 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 foUow^ing extract from her will: "I give to 
the Charlestown Public Library $10,000, to be invested on interest, 
which interest is to be applied to the purchase of books published 
before 1850. I also give to said Public Library my own private li- 
brary and the portrait of my grandfather, Richard Devens." Be- 
quests accepted by City Council, July 31, 1877. Under authority 
of the Acts of 1900, Chapter 263, the Harris Collection was trans- 
ferred to the Central Library Building, and the Trustees were 
authorized to spend the interest of the Harris Fund, under the con- 
ditions of the bequest, for books for this collection after its removal 
to the Central Library, providing that a sum equal to the yearly 
interest of the Harris Fund be spent each year by the Trustees for 
new books for the Charlestown Branch Library. $10,000.00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund — Bequest of Thomas B. HaRRIS, of Charles- 
town. Income to be used for general purposes of the Charlestown 
Branch Library unless otherwise ordered by the Trustees. Re- 
ceived in 1884. $1,138.31 

Alfred Hemenway Fund — Bequest of ALFRED HemenWAY. Re- 
ceived m 1928. $6,650.00 

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. 

$3,864.50 

Hinsman Fund — In memory of Mrs. Lizzie 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 

Franklyn P. Hyde Fund — Bequest of FraNKLIN P. HvDE, to be 
known as the "Franklin P. Hyde Fund," the income to be applied 
to the purchase of books and other library material. Received in 
1915. $4,248.16 

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. 

$13,270.32 

Louis E. Kirstein Fund — - Five 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. $6,062.50 



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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. 

$11,537.50 

Frederic and Louise Lambert Memorial bund — Bequest of HelEN 
Lambert, in memory of Frederic and Louise Lambert. The in- 
come of this fund to be expended for the purchase of books and 
other library material until otherwise ordered by the Trustees. Re- 
ceived m 1931. $1,561.07 

B. J. Lang Memorial Fund — Bequest of ISABELLA Stewart GARD- 
NER. "To the Trustees of the Boston Public Library, for a memo- 
rial to B. J. Lang." Received m 1924. $5,525.00 

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 I860. $10,000.00 

Ed\\-ard Lawrence Fund — Bequest of Edward Lawrence, of Charles- 
town. The following clause from his will explains its purpose: 
"To hold and apply the income and so much of the principal as they 
may choose, to the purchase of special books of reference to be kept 
and used only at the Charlestown branch of said Public Library." 
Received m 1886. $557.50 

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. $6,475.00 

Charles G. 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 Library. Re- 
ceived m 1 896. $500.00 

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

$2,530.51 

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 pRANClS 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. $1,157.50 



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Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Fund — Donations from friends of the 
late Mary U. Nichols, former Branch Librarian of the North 
End Branch Library, the income to be used to award annually a 
book prize to the North End boy and to the North End girl who 
in their senior year at a North End high school have excelled in 
their English studies. Received in 1 949. $600.00 

Gardner O. North Fund — Bequest of Gardner O. North. Re- 
ceived in 1928. $2,315.00 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund — By an interlocutory decree of the 
Probate Court for the County of Suffolk, the amount of$l 1 ,781 .44 
was received, the same being one-half of the net amount received 
from the disposition of certain property held by the Trustees, under 
an indenture between Amor Hollingsworth, Sumner A. Burt and 
Amor L. Hollingsworth, all of Milton, Mass., and John H. Mc- 
Kendry, of Boston, Mass., entered into the sixth day of August. 
1870. The above amount was accepted by the City, January 2, 
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 Library. $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 1897, 

$1,295.02 

Jonathan Phillips (Book) 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 

Jonathan Phillips (Maintenance) Fund — A bequest by JONATHAN 
Phillips in his will dated September 20, 1 849, the interest on 
which is to be annually devoted to the mamlenance of a free Pub- 
lie Library. $20,000.00 

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

Sarah E. Pratt Fund — Bequest from Sarah E. Pratt, under the 
1 4th clause of her will, for the benefit of the Dorchester Branch 
Library, $500.00. Received m 1922 and 1924. $1,503.18 

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 nonficticn. $1,157.50 

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. $4,330.74 



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Scholfield Public Library Trust Fund — Bequest of ARTHUR ScHOL- 
FIELD, who died in New York, January 17, 1 883, the interest to 
be paid to certain heirs during their lives, and then to be used for 
the purchase of books of permanent value. The last hen% Joseph 
Scholfield, died November 18, 1889, 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. 

$61,897.25 

Richard Black 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. $32,000.00 

Samuel Sigilman Fund — Bequest of Samuel Sigilman of one-third 
of his residuary estate to the Boston Public Library. Payments re- 
ceived 1941-1944. $18,788.31 

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

"If there shall be no issue surviving at the time of my son's death, 
then to turn the said property into cash and to divide it equally 
among the following legatees: The Trustees of the Public Library 
of the City of Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Medical School 
of Harvard University, and the Free Hospital for Women, Brook- 
line, Massachusetts." Received in 1914. $55,995.65 

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

$100.00 

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

$4,532.50 



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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. $30,312.50 

George Ticknor Fund — 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 
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 will, and the Trustees of the Public Library re- 
ceived said bequests on behalf of the City, and made suitable ar- 
rangements lor the care and custody of the books and manuscripts. 
Received in 1871. $4,106.71 

William C. Todd Fund — Donation by William C. Todd, of Atkins, 
N. H., accepted by order of the City Council, approved October 
30, 1897, the income to be at least two thousand dollars a year, 
to be expended by the Library Trustees for ne\\'spapers of this and 
other countries. $50, 1 2 1 .80 

Mary P. Townsend Fund — Donation from William Minot and William 
Minot, Jr., executors of the will of Marv P. TowNSEND, at whose 
disposal 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 



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Daniel Treadwell Fund — By the will of the late Daniel TreadWELL. 
of Cambridge, late Rumford Professor in Harvard College, who 
died February 27, I 872, he left the residue of his estate, after pay- 
ment 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 
provided, and convey one-fifth part thereof to the Trustees of 
the Public Library of he 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 

Nathan A. Tufts Fund — Bequest of NathaN A. TuFTS, of Charles- 
town, 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 Library. Re- 
ceived m 1906. $11,492.18 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund — Donation on account of the 
Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund, the income to be used 
for the purchase of books of a military and patriotic character, to be 
placed in the alcove appropriated as a memorial to the Twentieth 
Regiment. Received in 1897. $6,225.00 

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

Horace G. Wadlm Fund (1932) — Bequest of HoRACE G. WadlIN. 
of Reading, former Librarian, of $2,000 to the Trustees of the 
Public Library of the City of Boston to be permanently funded and 
the income thereof used for the purchase of books. Received in 
1932. $2,030.51 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1936) — A bequest of 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. $1,833.34 

George C. Wales Fund -- Extract from the will of George C. WaleS: 
"After the foregoing bequests I direct that the sum of five thousand 
dollars be paid to the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of 
Boston, the same to be held, managed and invested by them, so as 
to produce an income, and the said income to be applied to the pur- 
chase of such books for said Library as they may deem best." Re- 
ceived in 1918. $6,300.00 

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 



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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. 

$5,514.38 
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, 
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. $53,359.65 

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. $1,118.00 

RECAPITULATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS 



Emily L. Ainsley Fund 

Victorine Thomas Artz Fund 

Joshua Bales Fund 

Benton Book Fund 

.Benton Building Fund 

Charles M. L. N. Bernard Fund 

John P. Bigelow Fund 

Robert Charles Billings Fund 

Kate E. Blanchard Fund . 

.Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund 

J. Ingersoll Bowditch Fund . 

Caleb David .Bradlee Fund . 

Allen A. Brown Fund . 

Joseph H. Center Fund 

Central Library Building Fund 

Children's Fund 

Frank Clement Fund . 

Henry Sargent Codman Memon 

Abram E. Cutter Fund 

The Elizabeth Fund 

Daniel Sharp ford Legacy Fund 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund . 

Franklin Club Fund . 

Mrs. Mary E. Gammons Memorial 

Morris Gest Fund 



Fun 



Fund 



$222,440.34 

13,538.87 

50,000.00 

i ,092,350.47 

2,289,648.44 

2,315.00 

1.000.00 

1 1 5,266,46 

5.000.00 

172.70 

10,000.00 

1,000.00 

16.000.00 

47,760.64 

. 1 50.00 

99.950.00 

2,355.00 

4,605.65 

4,270.00 

28,468.75 

6,000.00 

6,192.65 

1.000.00 

500.00 

2.967.50 



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Samuel A. Green .Fund 

Edith Guerrier Fund . 

Francis J. Hannigan Memorial Fund 

Charlotte Harris Fund 

Thomas B. Harris Fund 

Alfred Hemenway Fund 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund 

Hinsman Fund 

Frank!yn P. Hyde Fund 

David P. Kimball Fund 

Louis E. Kirstein 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund 

I'rederic and Louise Lambert Fund 

B. J. Lang Memorial Fund . 

Edward L.awrence Fund 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund . 

Charles G. Loring Memorial Fund 

Charles Mead Fund 

George W. Moore Fund 

Francis A Morse Library Fund 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Fund 

Gardner O. North Fund 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund . 

John Boyle O'Reilly Fund . 

Jonathan f-'hillips (Book) Fund . 

Jonathan Phillips (Mamtenance) Fund 

Henry L. Pierce Fund . 

Sarah E. Prall Fund . 

Guilford Reed Fund . 

John Singer Sargent Fund . 

Scholfield Public Library Trust Fund 

Richard .Black Sewall Fund 

Samuel Sigllman Fund 

Francis Skinner Fund 

South Boston Public Library Trust Fund 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund 

James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) Fund 

George Ticknor Fund . 

William C. Todd Fund . 

Mary P. Townsend Fund . 

Daniel Treadwell Fund 

Nathan A. Tufts Fund 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 

Francis J. Underbill Fund . 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1932) 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1936) 

George C. Wales Fund 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 

Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund 

Total 



2.037.17 

716.92 

125.00 

10,000.00 

1.138.31 

6,650.00 

3,864.50 

1.250.00 

4.248.16 

13.270.32 

6.062.50 

11,537.50 

1 .561 .07 

5.525.00 

557.50 

6,475.00 

500.00 

2,530.51 

217.00 

1,157.50 

600.00 

2,315.00 

11,781.44 

1.295.02 

10,000.00 

20.000.00 

5,012.90 

1,503.18 

1.157.50 

4,330.74 

61,897.25 

32.000.00 

18,788.31 

55,995.65 

100.00 

4.532.50 

30.312.50 

4,105.71 

50,121.80 

4.000.00 

13.987.69 

11,492.18 

6,225.00 

524.70 

2.030.51 

1 ,833.34 

6.300.00 

5,514.38 

53.359.65 

1,118.00 

$4,534,812.38 



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GIFTS RECEIVED DURING 1950 
For Immediate Use 

Trustees under the Will of Helen O. Storrow $1 ,688.24 

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

(for Print Department) 
Anonymous Gift C 100.00 

(for avvardmg to a member of the staff in recognition for outstandmg 
service) 
Anonymous Gift D 60.00 

(for transportation expenses incurred by L-ibrary's regular storytellers 
in connection with storytelling in the Library System) 
Anonymous Gift E . . . . . . 30.00 

(for transportation expenses incurred by Library's regular slorytell^rs 
in connection with storytelling in the Library System) 
Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 25.00 

(for reference books for Prmt Department) 
Jamaica Plain Parents .......... 10.00 

(for the purchase of records for the Jamaica Plain Parents' collec- 
tion at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library) 
Jan Quen 5.00 

(for the purchase of books) 



Equipment 

hriends of the East Boston Branch Library 

Beaded glass screen for moving pictures for the East Boston Branch Library 
Friends of the Phillips Brooks .Branch Library 

Record player for the Phillips Brooks Branch Library 



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XI 

OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1950 

General Administrative Offices 

Director's Office 

Director, and Librarian 



Assistant to the Director, 
and Clerk of the Trustees 

Assistant to the Director, 

and Chief Executive Officer 

Deputy Assistant to the Director 
Deputy Assistant to the Director 

Editor of Publications 

Personnel Office 

Supervisor of Personnel 

Assistant to the Supervisor of Personnel 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 
Chief of Records, Files, Statistics 

Information Office 

Chief of Information Office 



Milton E. Lord 
Elizabeth B. Brockunier 

John J. Connolly 

Samuel Green 
Aaron A. Starr 

Zoltan Haraszti 



Elizabeth L. Wright 
Pearl B. Smart 



Sarah M. Usher 



Elizabeth B. Boudreau 



DiN'isioN OF Reference and Research Services 

Richard G. Hensley 



Chief Librarian, Division of Reference 
and Research Services 



Assistant to the Chief Librarian, Division 
of Reference and Research Services 

Supervisor of Reference and Research 

Services 
Deputy Supervisor of Reference and 

Research Services 
Deputy Supervisor of Reference and 

Research Services 

Keeper of Rare Books 
Keeper of Prints 

Chief of Book Selection for Reference 
and Research Services 



Marjorie G. Bouquet 

John M. Carroll 
Sarah W. Flannery 

Bradford M. Hill 

Zoltan Haraszti 

Arthur W. Heintzelman 

Christine Hayes 



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Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

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

Department 
Chief of Science and Technology 

Department 
Chief of Statistical Department 
Chief of Teachers Department 
Assistant-in-Charge of 

Book Stack Service 
Business Branch Librarian 

Curator of Americana 



Mildred C. O'Connor 
Priscilla S. MacFadden 
Charles L. Higgins 
Sarah W. Flannery 
Richard G. Appel 

Bradford M. Hill 

Loraine A. Sullivan 
Elizabeth G. Barry 
Anna L. Manning 

Joseph A. Crowley 
Dorothy M. Lovett 

Harriet Sv^ift 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Chief Librarian, Division of Home 

Reading and Community Services Orlando C. Davis 



Assistant to the Chief Librarian, Division 
of Home Reading and Community 
Services 

Supervisor of Home Reading Services 
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 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point 
Lower Mills 
Mattapan 
Memorial 
Mt. Bowdoin 
Mt. Pleasant 
Neponset 
North End 



Ruth S. Cannell 
Ada A. Andelman 
Elizabeth M. Gordon 
Muriel C. Javelin 



Christiana P. Jordan 
Katrina M. Sather 
Mary K. Harris 
Catherine P. Loughman 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Margaret A. Calnan 
Margaret A. Morgan 
Dorothy F. Nourse 
Helen M. O'Leary 
Sara A. Lyon 
Geraldine M. Altman 
Evelyn Levy 
Annie Reis 
Theodora B. Scoff 
Margaret I. McGovern 
Frances C. Lepie 
Gladys R. White 
Ruth M. Hayes 
Ellen C. Peterson 



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Orient Heights 
Parker Hill 
Phillips Brooks 
Roslindale 
South Boston 
South End 
Uphams Corner 
Washington Village 
West End 
West Roxbury 

Bookmobile Librarian 

Chief of Book Selection for Home 

Reading Services 
Chief of Branch Issue Department 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

for Home Reading Services 
Chief of Open Shelf Department 
Chief of Registration Department 
Chief of School Issue Department 
Chief of Young People's Room 

Readers Adviser 



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 

Evelyn B. Marden 

Edna G. Peck 
Vacant 

Ethel M. Hazlewood 
Grace B. Loughlin 
A. Frances Rogers 
Beatrice M. Flanagan 
Mary C. Toy 

Louisa S. Metcalf 



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 

Shipper 

Officers of the Library. Emeritus 

Supervisor of Branch Libraries, 

Emerilus Edith Gucrrier 

Supervisor of Work With Children. 

Emerilus Alice M. Jordan 



William F. Quinn 

Helen Schubarth 
James P. Mooers 
Marv M. McDonough 
Gerald L. Ball 
William B. Gallagher 
Robert F. Dixon 



Business Branch Librarian, 

Emerilus 
Chief of Book Preparation Department, 

Emerilus 
Chief of Book Purchasing Department, 

Emerilus 
Chief of Book Stack Service, 

Emerilus 
Chief of Branch Issue Department, 

Emerilus 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

Department, Emerilus 
Chief of History Department, 

Emerilus 



Mary W. Dielriclison 
Marion A. McCarthy 



William C 
\Vill,am J. 
Alice V. 



. Maiers, 

Ennis 
Stevens 



Jr. 



Lucien E. Taylor 
Laura R. Gibbs 



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Chief of Main 


Reading Room, 


Emeritus 






Chief of Open Shelf Department, 


Emeritus 






Branch Librar 


an. 


Emeritus 


Branch Librar 


an. 


Emeritus 


Branch Librar 


an. 


Emeritus 


Branch Librar 


an. 


Emeritus 


Branch Librar 


an. 


Emeritus 


Branch Librar 


an. 


Emeritus 


Branch Librar 


an. 


Emeritus 


Branch Librar 


an. 


Emeritus 


Branch Librar 


an. 


Emeritus 


Branch Librar 


an, 


Emeritus 


Branch Librar 


an. 


Emeritus 


Branch Librar 


ian. 


Emeritus 



WilHam J. Mulloney 

John H. Reardon 

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



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
1950 



Statement 

OF 

Expenditures and Receipts 



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Expenditures for Personnel: 

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

Sundays and Evenings, extra and other service . 



,733,590.60 
27 1.2 1 0.95 $2.004,80 1. 5] 



Expenditures for Service Other 


Than Personal 




Printing and binding 




$22.00 


Advertising 




211.00 


Transportation of persons . 




4,592.58 


Express charges 


_ 


24,482.06 


Light, heat, and power 




55.335.11 


Rent, taxes, and water 




24,285.81 


Bond and insurance premiums 




805.36 


Communication 




9,860.48 


Cleaning 




4,501.04 


Removal of waste 




51.00 


Expert service 




9,246.40 


Stenographic and copying . 




2,272.73 


Fees .... 




225.00 


Photographic and blueprinting 




640.49 


Genera! repairs 




99,926.80 


Miscellaneous services 




485.17 236,943.03 


Expenditures for Equipment; 




Electrical 




$4,458.99 


Motorless vehicles 




94.84 


Furniture and furnishings . 




4.293.42 


Office 




10,837.64 


Books: 






City appropriation $ 


132,841.14 




Trust funds income 


41,025.56 


173,866.70 


Manuscripts: 






Trust funds income 




205.08 


Periodicals: 






City appropriation 


$9,655.90 




Trust funds income 


8.388.86 


18.044.76 


Newspapers : 






City appropriation 


$2,829.41 




Trust funds income 


1,539.88 


4.369.29 


Microfilms and lantern slides: 






Trust funds income 




1,405.57 


Posters, prints, and maps: 






Ci*y appropriation 


$99.15 




Trust funds income 


1 ,646.45 


1,745.60 


Recordings 






City appropriation 


$4.45 




Trust funds income 


71.75 


76.20 


Miscellaneous: 






City appropriation 


$2,068.1 1 




Trust funds income 


6,247.22 


8,315.33 


Tools and instruments 




2,078.61 


Wearing apparel 




7.41 


Miscellaneous equipment 




3,820.41 233,619.85 



Canted ioricard 



$2,475,364.43 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1950 

Receipts r rom : 

General Appropriation 1950 .$2,579,527.00 

Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment 

and Furnishing thereof 100,000.00 . 

Income from Trust Funds ..... 43,549.29 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 700.00 

Anonymous Gift A $90.00 

Anonymous Gift B 100.00 

Gift of Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 25.00 

Gift of Hiram C. Merrill 100.00 

Gift of Jamaica Plain Parents lO.OO 

Gift of Jan Quen 5.00 

Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 1,688.24 2.018.24 $2,725,794.53 



Carried forward 



$2,725,794.53 



[92] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Drought forward 
Expenditures for Supplies: 
Office 

Fuel .... 
Medical 

Laundry, cleaning, toilet 
Educational and recreational 
Agricultural 

Chemicals and disinfectants 
Miscellaneous supplies 



$2,475,364.43 



&22. 048.82 

11,668.21 

123.88 

3,390.37 

173.76 

17.48 

615.93 

2,400.97 



40,439.42 



Expenditures for Materials: 






Building ...... 


$7,582.79 




Machinery ...... 


68.04 




Electrical ...... 


3.307.37 




Miscellaneous materials .... 


2,138.17 


13,096.37 


Central Librarj' Building Roof Construction 




214.61 


Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment 






and Furnishing thereof .... 




66,571.47 


Special Items: 






Trust funds income, scholarships . 


$400.00 




Trust funds income, sick benefits . 


100.00 


500.00 


Anonvmous Gift A . . . . 


$85.55 




Gift of Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg . 


25.00 




Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 


102.05 




Gift of Friends of Polish Culture of Boston . 


4.50 




Gift of Hiram C. Merrill .... 


100.00 




Gift of Jamaica Plain Parents . 


20.73 




Gift of Jan Quen ..... 


3.42 




Gift of J. Ashton Reid .... 


12.23 




Gift of Albert H. Wiggin .... 


2.353.00 


2.706.48 


Binding Department: 






Salaries ...... 


$83,253.54 




Outside work . 




193.08 




Express charges 




1.05 




Gas, light, and heal . 




62.03 




Repairs 




275.46 




Furniture and furnishings 




5.43 




Tools and instruments 




96.07 




Office supplies 




2.25 




Miscellaneous supplies 




309.14 




Building materials 




100.80 




Machinery materials 




184.85 




Stock 




6,824.29 


91,327.99 



Carried forn'ard 



$2,690,220.77 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1930 



Brought forward 
Balance Brought Forward from 1949: 
Trust Funds Income .... 
James L. Whilney .Bibliographic Account 
Gift of Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 
Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 
Gift of Friends of Polish Culture of Boston 
Gift of Hiram C. Merrill 
Gift of Jamaica Plain Parents 
Gift of Jan Quen 
Gift of J. Ashton Reid 
Gift of George A. Spanops 
Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrw 
Gift of Old Colony Tenants Association, 
Known as Joseph Ward Memorial Cifl 
Gift of Albert H. Wiggin 



City Appropriation .... 
Central Library Building Roof Construction 
Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment 
and Furnishing thereof . 





$2,725,794.53 




$50,529.91 




6,429.40 


$25.00 




147.93 




7.60 




55.00 




15.60 




7.15 




12.25 




.05 




8.180.18 




1.19 




2.500.05 


10,952.00 




42,038.06 




774.66 


)ment 






184,879.50 295,603.53 



Carried forward 



$3,021,398.06 



[94] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought fonvard 
Printing Department: 
Salaries 

Gas, light, and heat . 
Photographic and blueprinting 
Repairs 

Electrical equipment 
Furniture and furnishings . 
Office equipment 
Miscellaneous supplies 
Machmery materials . 
Stock 



Amounts Paid Into the City Treasury 
Fines .... 

Sales of Publications 
Payments for lost books and damages 
Commission on telephone stations . 
Commission on com locks . 
Sales of waste paper 
Miscellaneous receipts 



$2,690,220.77 



$21,716.25 

9.12 

554.69 

168.95 

43.25 

254.25 

947.47 

97.22 

5.20 

7,620.53 



$27,840.91 
1,378.14 
1,330.27 
703.67 
697.78 
376.25 
618.18 



31,446.93 



32,945.20 



Balance, December 31, 1950: 

Trust Funds Income .... 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Anonymous Gift A 

Anonymous Gift B 

Gift of Mrs. Elihu T. Feinber 

Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 

Gift of Friends of Polish Culture of B 

Gift of Hiram C. Merrill . 

Gift of Jamaica Plain Parents 

Gift of Jan Quen . 

Gift of J. Ashton Reid . 

Gift of George A. Spanops 

Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 

Gift of Old Colony Tenants Association, 

Known as Joseph IVarJ Memorial Cifl 
Gift of Albert H. Wiggin .... 

Balance Unexpended, December 31, 1950: 
Central Library Building Roof Construction . 
Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment 

and Furnishing thereof ..... 
General Appropriation: 

Amount carried forward to 1951 $24,422.75 

Amount returned to City Treasury 5,997.54 



$33,048.63 

7,129.40 

4.45 

100.00 

25.00 

45.88 

3.10 

55.00 

4.87 

8.73 

.02 

.05 

9.868.42 

1.19 
147.05 



560.05 
218.308.03 



50,441.99 



In 



come on 



hand 



30,420.29 

884.58 250.172.95 



To Balance 



$3,055,227.84 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1950 



Bioiighl forrvarJ 


$3,021,398.06 


CEIPTS FROM : 




Fines .... 


. $28,592.07 


Sales of Publications 


1,417.74 


Payments for lost books and damages 


1.354.98 


Commission on telephone stations . 


703.67 


Commission on coin locks . 


697.78 


Sale of waste paper 


376.25 


Miscellaneous receipts 


687.29 33.829.78 



To Balance 



$3,055,227.84 



5.29 62. 210 



'Ill 



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