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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1951 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 




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TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



LEE M. FRIEDMAN, President 

Term expires April 30, 1954 

ROBERT H. LORD 

Term expires April 30, 1952 

FRANK W. BUXTON FRANK J. DONAHUE 

Term expires April 30, 1955 Term expires April 30, 1953 

Patrick f. Mcdonald 

Term expires April 30, 1956 



MILTON E. LORD 

Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 



I — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1951 

II — Appropriations and Expenditures for 
Personnel, 1930-1951 . 

Ill — 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, Film Showings, Concerts, 
Exhibitions 



X — Trust Funds 



XI — Officers of the Library, 

as of December 31, 1951 

Financial Statement .... 



10 
15 
36 
46 
52 
53 

54 
68 

85 
89 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930 - 195 



Total Expenditures, 1930 - 1951 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 


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 

2,573.781.32 
2,873,124.15 


FROM SPECIAL 

CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$237.962.1 1 

309,794.65 

126,345.78 

1 ,027.43 

41,049.17 

36,295.49 

74,434.97 

73,204.16 

66,243.11 

39,997.19 

52,930.24 

37,398.01 

92,356.86 

72,904.22 

11,913.99 


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 
86,338.96 
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 
61,030.37 
39,274.94 


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 
1,388,579.81 
1 ,334,486.88 
1,352,698.88 
1,427,152.03 
1,879,413.37 
2,227,743.64 
2,642,286.03 
2,704,304.25 
2,941,256.29 












$6.83 

206.68 


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 

558.55 


1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 


1,211.26 
20,375.20 

7,815.88 
51,218.15 

66,786.08 
28,298.65 



Distribution of Expenditures From Annual City Appropriation, 1930-1951 





SALARIES 


BOOKS AND OTHER 


ALL OTHER 




YEAR 


AND WAGES 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


ACCOUNTS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$809,530.41 


$159,999.97 


$162,989.68 


$1,132,520.06 


1931 


852,987.17 


190,636.12 


195,634.16 


1,239,257.45 


1932 


853,680.10 


159,970.58 


133,929.21 


1,147,579.89 


1933 


788.60337 


87,323.50 


124,505.00 


1,000,431.87 


1934 


821,974.51 


98,291 .63 


145,10130 


1,065,367.44 


1935 


912,339.26 


99,233.95 


127,541.67 


1,139,114.86 


1936 


930,788.04 


54,999.98 


130,869.12 


1,116,657.14 


1937 


975,751.61 


81,522.49 


147,72037 


1 ,204.994.47 


1938 


1,023,225.41 


73,874.93 


134,178.18 


1,231,278.52 


1939 


1,032,696.19 


54.999.97 


143,501.92 


1,231,198.08 


1940 


1 ,045,735.40 


57,499.94 


129,397.67 


1,232,633.01 


1941 


1,043,754.52 


74,999.47 


155,430.46 


1,274,184.45 


1942 


1.062,220.17 


88,000.00 


122,333.90 


1 ,272,554.07 


1943 


1,036,38135 


75.000.00 


143,192.41 


1,254,573.76 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


80,000.00 


141,974.55 


1,280,646.51 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


81,701.74 


163,57033 


1,309,615.79 


1946 


1,108,102.75 


90,899.98 


180,559.51 


1 ,379,562.24 


1947 


1 ,453,087.76 


118,533.62 


239,768.09 


1,811,389.47 


1948 


1,718,217.60 


119,000.00 


295,079.80 


2.132.297.40 


1949 


2,029,465.96 


150,019.35 


321,494.49 


2,500,979.80 


1950 


2,109,77134 


147,498.16 


316,511.82 


2,573,78132 


1951 


2,275,545.61 


226,628.41 


370,950.13 


2,873.124.15 



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Distribution of Expenditures From Income of Trust Funds, 1930 - 1951 



$150.00 $22,796.21 

100.00 20,839.73 

22,801 .04 

26,633.94 

19,083.82 

629.00 24,496.50 

642.00 58,826.03 

392.00 51,161.81 

456.00 86,338.96 

385.10 119,899.86 

1,714.80 128,403.69 

286.68 93,969.34 

678.06 50,625.70 

823.90 61,016.62 

479.83 40,839.88 

843.45 42,695.41 

1,870.04 45,199.61 

2,244.27 46,156.27 

2,845.03 56,808.38 

200.00 84,137.28 

400.00 61.030.37 

300.00 39,274.94 

Distribution of Expenditures From Gifts for Immediate Use, 1930 - 1951 





BOOKS AND OTHER 




YEAR 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


SALARIES 


1930 


$22,466.21 


$180.00 


1931 


19,259.55 


1,480.18 


1932 


20,045.62 


2,755.42 


1933 


23,873.19 


2.760.75 


1934 


16,996.57 


2,087.25 


1935 


22,264.83 


1,602.67 


1936 


56,909.96 


1,274.07 


1937 


49,641.81 


1,128.00 


1938 


82,756.96 


3,126.00 


1939 


116,257.43 


3,257.33 


1940 


124,618.89 


2,070.00 


1941 


92,182.66 


1 ,500.00 


1942 


48,447.64 


1,500.00 


1943 


58,488.39 


1,704.33 


1944 


39,735.05 


625.00 


1945 


41,370.31 


481 .65 


1946 


43.140.12 


189.45 


1947 


43,869.89 


42.11 


1948 


53,621.35 


342.00 


1949 


83,887.28 


50.00 


1950 


60.530.37 


100.00 


1951 


38,749.94 


225.00 



BOOKS AND OTHER 
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 1,086.50 

1945 387.68 

1946 1,178.92 

1947 1,492.43 

1948 30,821.98 

1949 5,950.80 

1950 2,706.48 

1951 558.55 



[4] 
II 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1930 - 1951 

Total Appropriations and Expenditures for All Personnel, 1930 - 1951 





AMOUNT 


AMOUNT 


unexpended 


YEAR 


appropriated 


expended 


BALANCE 


1930 


$812,000.00 


$809,530.41 


$2,469.59 


1931 


858,903.00 


852,987.17 


5,915.83 


1932 


858,000.00 


853,680.10 


4,319.90 


1933 


800,000.00 


788,603.37 


11,396.63 


1934 


824,719.00 


821,974.51 


2,744.49 


1935 


915,000.00 


912,339.26 


2,660.74 


1936 


921,000.00 
985,000.00 


930,788.04* 
975,751.61 




1937 


9,248.39 


1938 


1,039,175.00 


1,023,225.41 


15.949.59 


1939 


1 ,039,859.34 


1.032,696.19 


7,163.15 


1940 


1,065,000.00 


1 ,045,735.40 


19,264.60** 


1941 


1 ,065,000.00 


1,043,754.52 


21,245.48*** 


1942 


1 ,065,000.00 


1,062,220.17 


2,779.83 


1943 


1,065,000.00 


1,036,381.35 


28,618.65***' 


1944 


1 ,065,000.00 


1,058,671.96 


6,328.04f 


1945 


1 ,065,000.00 


1,064,343.72 


656.28 


1946 


1,110,000.00 


1,108,102.75 


1,897.25tt 


1947 


1,454,799.00 


1,453,087.76 


1,711.24|tt 


1948 


1 ,720,905.84 


1,718,217.60 


2,688.24ftf 


1949 


2,055,650.00 


2,029,465.96 


26,184.04§ 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


2,109,771.34 


228.66 


1951 


2,278,850.00 


2,275,545.61 


3,304.39$ 



* To take care of the commitments above the amount appropriated for 1936, the 
sum of $9,788.04 was transferred from unexpended balances in other accounts 
of the Library. 
** $18,775.53 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
*** $18,693.10 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
**** $16,055.83 transferred to other accounts of the Library, and $5,844.33 trans- 
ferred to other City of Boston Departments at the request of the Budget Com- 
missioner of the City of Boston. 
$5,587.13 transferred to other accounts of the Library, 
"ft $1,897.25 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
tff $1,711.24 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
■j'ttt $2,688.24 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
§ $25,765.38 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
t $3,304.39 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For All Personnel, 1930-1951 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


%OF 


%OF 




for SALARIES & WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR ALL PERSONNEL 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.26 








1930 


809,530.41 


+5.1% 


+5.1% 


1931 


852,987.17 


+5.4% 


+ 10.7% 


1932 


853,680.10 


+0.1% 


+ 10.8% 


1933 


788,603.37 


-7.7% 


+2.4% 


1934 


821,974.51 


+4.2% 


+6.7% 


1935 


912,339.26 


+ 11.0% 


+ 18.3% 


1936 


930,788.04 


+2.0% 


+20.8% 


1937 


975,751.61 


+4.8% 


+26.6% 


1938 


1.023,225.41 


+4.8% 


+32.7% 


1939 


1,032,696.19 


+0.9% 


+33.9% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


+ 1.2% 


+35.7% 


1941 


1,043,754.52 


-0.2% 


+35.4% 


1942 


1,062,220.17 


+ 1.7% 


+37.8% 


1943 


1,036,381.35 


-2.4% 


+34.5% 


1944 


1,058.671.96 


+2.2% 


+37.4% 


1945 


1.064,343.72 


+0.5% 


+38.2% 


1946 


1,108,102.75 


+4.1% 


+43.8% 


1947 


1,453,087.76 


+23.7% 


+88.6% 


1948 


1,718,217.60 


+18.2% 


+123.0% 


1949 


2,029,465.96 


+ 18.1% 


+163.4% 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


+4.0% 


+173.8% 


1951 


2,275,545.61 


+7.3% 


+ 195.3% 



[5] 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Regular Service 
(Full-Time Personnel), 1930 - 1951 

total expenditures % of % of 

for salaries & wages change from change 

year for regular service preceding year from 1929 

1929 $663,747.98 

1930 694,183.74 +4.6% +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 -0.1% +2.9% 

1935 799,271.34 +17.1% +20.4% 

1936 833,763.88 +4.3% +25.8% 

1937 875,957.34 +5.1% +32.1% 

1938 932,579.59 +6.5% +40.7% 

1939 945,123.21 +1-3% +42.5% 

1940 954,292.69 +1.1% +43.8% 

1941 941,707.31 -1.3% +41.8% 

1942 939,370.95 -0.2% +41.5% 

1943 918,763.36 -2.2% +38.4% 

1944 933,028.30 +1.6% +40.6% 

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% +166.0% 

1950 1,838,560.39 +4.1% +176.8% 

1951 1,975,774.57 +6.9% +197.6% 



Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel, Etc.), 1930 - 1951 





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% 


-11.6% 


1941 


100,136.21 


+ 11.8% 


-3.7% 


1942 


120,983.22 


+20.6% 


+ 16.3% 


1943 


115,031.99 


-4.9% 


+ 10.6% 


1944 


122,061.66 


+6.1% 


+ 17.3% 


1945 


120,536.62 


-1.1% 


+ 15.8% 


1946 


122,983.94 


+2.0% 


+ 18.2% 


1947 


198,611.69 


+38.0% 


+91.0% 


1948 


230,680.44 


+ 16.1% 


+121.7% 


1949 


262.908.73 


+ 14.0% 


+ 152.7% 


1950 


271,210.95 


+3.2% 


+ 160.6% 


1951 


299,771.04 


+9.5% 


+ 188.2% 



[6] 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1951 

Summary by Divisions 

Administrative Offices 

Regular Service $106,045.10 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $7,015.31 

Evening and Holiday Service 32.90 

Sunday Service 1.806.52 8,854.43 



Total Expenditures for Administrative Offices $114,899.53 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Regular Service $895,804.67 
Extra Service 

Part-time Service $121,035.64 

Evening and Holiday Service 822.90 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

By the Hour 7,175.64 

Evening and Holiday Service 1 1 ,429.07 

Sunday Service 6,962.86 147,426.11 



Total Expenditures for Division of Home 

Reading and Community Services 1,043,230.78 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Regular Service $531,978.25 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $60,906.76 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 641.35 

Sunday Service 34,052.51 95,600.62 



Total Expenditures for Division of 

Reference and Research Services 627,578.87 

Division of Business Operations 

Regular Service $441,946.55 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $2,300.62 

Evening and Holiday Service 1,333.71 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 23,680.26 
Sunday Service 16,055.29 43,369.88 



Total Expenditures for 

Division of Business Operations 485,316.43 

Miscellaneous Services 

Storytelling $3,960.00 

Stereopticon Operator 560.00 



Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous Services 4,520.00 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR ALL PERSONNEL $2,275,545.61 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES. 

1951 

REGULAR PART-TIME EVENING SUNDAY TOTAL 

UNIT SERVICE SERVICE AND HOLIDAY SERVICE SERVICE 

Director's Office $48,038.05 $21.87 $48,059.92 

Personnel Office 24,397.41 $872.21 10.73 25.280.35 

Information Office 16,478.15 6,143.10 $1,675.13 24,296.38 

Office of Records, Files, 

Statistics 11,936.28 ■ 11,936.28 

Exhibits Office 5,195.21 131.39 5,326.60 



Total Expenditures for 

Administrative Offices $106,045.10 $7,015.31 $32.60 $1 ,806.52 $1 14,899.53 



[7] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF HOME READING 
AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, 1951 



REGULAR 

Unit service 

Executive Staff $59,098.14 

Book Selection Department 10,750.39 

Branch Issue Department 27,835.05 

Cataloging and Classification Dept 34,582.25 

Open Shelf Department 33,124.49 

Registration Department 26.380.04 

Young Peoples Room 13,218.76 

School Issue Department 23,724.59 

Branch Libraries 670,537.37 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 

$669.52 

4,751.09 
1,778.13 
7,601.68 



JANITORIAL AND 

CLEANING: 

BY THE HOUR, 

AND EVENING 

AND HOLIDAY 



4,275.97 
99,763.76 



$822.90 



18,604.71 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 

$18.77 



3,472.89 
1,392.85 
2,078.35 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$59,786.43 
10,750.39 
32,586.14 
37,183.28 
44,199.06 
27,772.89 
15,297.11 
28,000.56 

788,905.84 



Total Expenditures for Division of Home 

Reading and Community Services $899,251.08 



$118,840.15 $19,427.61 $6,962.86 $1,044,48 170 



Branch Libraries 



* Adams Street 


$7,247.06 


$2,890.32 


$696.28 




25,432.04 
24,187.43 


1,590.96 
2,752.63 




Brighton 


1 ,822.01 


Charleslown 


26,092.50 


3,843.46 


745.22 


City Point 
Codman Square 


17,434.59 
27,067.21 


3,273.59 
5,157.88 







Connolly 


24,245.81 


3,869.93 


985.98 




25 587 59 


2 5?6 29 




East Boston 


27,670.91 


2,781.61 


328.02 


raneuil 


21,160.22 


2,397.52 


882.13 


Hyde Park 


21,269.23 


2,075.74 


773.57 


Jamaica Plain 


24,917.88 


2,508.86 





Jeffries Point 


13,285.95 


3,026.75 


1.96 




14,617.91 

28,423.02 


1,494.24 
3,660.23 




Mattapan 


1,448.46 


Memorial 


28,517.86 


3,016.81 


411.66 


Mt. Bowdoin 


22,016.09 


2,404.30 





Mt. Pleasant 


14,870.02 


2,049.22 





Neponset 


13,455.79 


3,557.10 


1,794.47 


North End 


28,251.92 


3,632.94 


514.85 


Orient Heights 


15,274.84 


1,875.93 


2,147.53 


Parker Hill 


24,132.72 


2,487.01 


1,076.74 


Phillips Brooks 


11,333.14 


1,815.00 


2,240.00 


Roslindale 


26,007.35 


3,847.44 


581.98 


South Boston 


18,225.69 


4,617.93 







18,102.99 
497 13 


2,864.57 

164.23 

8,462.42 




**Tyler Street 
Uphams Corner 




19,768.44 







20,402.76 
32,307.58 


3,150.81 
5,051.64 




West End 


1 ,266.89 


West Roxbury 


30,140.99 


2,579.34 


886.96 


R,-.»-vL- m kilo I 


15,146.25 


4,337.06 








Total Expenditures for 








Branch Libraries 


$667,090.96 


$99,763.76 


$18,604.71 



$10,833.66 
27,023.00 
28,762.12 
30,681.18 
20,708.18 
32,225.09 
29,10172 
28,113.88 
30,780.54 
24,439.87 
24,118.54 
27,426.74 
16,314.66 
16,112.15 
33,531.71 
31,946.33 
24,420.39 
16,919.24 
18,807.36 
32399.71 
19,298.30 
27,696.47 
15,388.14 
30,436.77 
22,843.62 
20,967.56 
661.36 
28,230.86 
23,553.57 
38,626.11 
33.607.29 
19,483.31 



$785,459.43 



* Branch Library opened August 29, 1951 
** Reading Room on limited schedule, as distinguished from a Branch Library on full-time 
schedule, opened December 7, 1951 



[8] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND 
RESEARCH SERVICES, 1951 



Unit 

Executive Staff 

Book Selection Department 

Book Stack Service 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 

Fine Arts Department 

General Reference Department 

History Department 

Music Department 

Periodical and Newspaper Dept. 

Print Department 

Rare Book Department 

Science and Technology Dept. 

Statistical Department 

Teachers Department 

Kirstein Business Branch 



Total Expenditures for Division of 
Reference and Research Services $531,978.25 



REGULAR 


PART-TIME 


SERVICE 


SERVICE 


$27,868.43 

8,307.04 

117,261.41 






21,180.35 


91,156.26 


5,528.95 


32,751.34 


5,301.07 


37,750.72 


5,040.43 


15,411.11 


1,362.46 


14,125.71 


3,870.16 


30,791.35 


4,781 .83 


16,263.31 


1,077.62 


33,248.32 


1 ,601 .59 


29,301.85 


4,989.57 


18,000.70 


2,603.62 


13,530.47 


2,070.69 


46,210.23 


1,498.42 


$531,978.25 


$60,906.76 



JANITORIAL AND 

CLEANING: 

EVENING AND 

HOLIDAY 



$641.35 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 

$1,450.90 



11,518.19 



3,263.00 
4,819.37 
914.61 
1,275.31 
3,987.07 

1,981.95 
2,301.62 
1,304.86 
1,235.63 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$29,319.33 
8,307.04 

149,959.95 
96,685.21 
41,315.41 
47,610.52 
17,688.18 
19,271.18 
39,560.25 
1 7,340.93 
36,831.86 
36,593.04 
21,909.18 
16,836.79 
48,350.00 



$641.35 $34,052.51 $627,578.87 



[9] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS, 1951 



REGULAR 

Unit service 

Business Office $23,624.30 

Accounting Department 21,526.59 

Binding Department 88,378.61 

Book Preparation Department 34,670.36 

Book Purchasing Department 55,292.19 
Buildings Department 

Mechanical Service 148,144.72 

Cleaning Service 32,649.26 

Printing Department 23,933.04 

Shipping Department 9,208.16 

Supply Room 4,519.32 

Total Expenditures for Division 

of Business Operations $441,946.55 



EVENING AND 

HOLIDAY; 

JANITORIAL AND 

CLEANING: 

PART-TIME EVENING AND 

SERVICE HOLIDAY 



$53.65 

165.37 

6.19 

1,093.58 



$1,228.41 
1,072.21 



13,634.84 

10,045.42 

14.92 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



$215.85 



9,114.35 
6,725.09 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$23,677.95 
21,691.96 
88,384.80 
37,208.20 
56,364.40 

170,893.91 

49,419.77 

23,947.% 

9,208.16 

4,519.32 



$2,300.62 $25,013.97 $16,055.29 $485316.43 



EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES, 1951 



Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for 
Miscellaneous Services 



$3,960.00 
560.00 



$4,520.00 



RECAPITULATION, 1951 



Regular Service 

Full-time Members of the Staff 

Extra Service 
Part-time 

Evening and Holiday Service 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

By the Hour 

Evening and Holiday Service 
Sunday Service 



Miscellaneous Services 
Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for All Personnel 





$1,975,774.57 


$191,258.33 
2,189.21 




7,175.64 
35,750.68 
58,877.18 


295,251.04 


$3,960.00 
560.00 


4,520.00 




$2,275,545.61 



[10] 

III 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 

City Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and Other Library Materials 

1919 - 1951 



1919-20 

1920-21 

1921-22 

1922-23 

1923-24 

1924-25 

1925* 

1926 

1927 

1928 

1929 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

1936 

1937 

1938 

1939 

1940 

1941 

1942 

1943 

1944 

1945 

1946 

1947 

1948 

1949 

1950 

1951 

* February 1 - December 31, 1925 only 



$50,000 

60,000 

100,000 

100,000 

90,000 

100,000 

100,000* 

125,000 

125,000 

125,000 

140,000 

160,000 

175,000 

160,000 

75,000 

100,000 

100,000 

55,000 

75.000 

73.875 

55,000 

57,500 

75,000 

88,000 

75,000 

80,000 

85.000 

90,000 

125,000 

125,000 

125,000 

1 50,000 

230,000 



Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 1930 - 1951 





FROM 


FROM INCOME 




YEAR 


city funds 


OF TRUST FUNDS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$159,999.97 


$22,466.21 


$182,466.18 


1931 


190,636.12 


19.259.55 


209,895.67 


1932 


1 59,970.58 


20,045.62 


180,016.20 


1933 


87,323.50 


23,873.19 


111,196.69 


1934 


98,291.63 


16,996.57 


115,288.20 


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 


1951 


226,628.41 


38,749.94 


265,378.35 



[11] 



Expenditures for Books 

year 

1940 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


and Other Library Materials by Divisions, 1940-1951 

division of division of 
home reading reference and entire 
and community research library 
services services system 

$56,100.44 $1,399.50 $57,499.94 
9,305.14 115,313.75 124,618.89 


Total 

1941 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$65,405.58 

$74,992.27 
3,340.50 


$116,713.25 

$7.20 
88,842.16 


$182,118.83 

$74,999.47 
92,182.66 


Total 
1942 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$78,332.77 

$87,991.81 
1,917.04 


$88,849.36 

$8.19 
46,530.60 


$167,182.13 

$88,000.00 
48,447.64 


Total 
1943 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$89,908.85 

$75,000.00 
1,174.83 


$46,538.79 
$57,313.56 


$136,447.64 

$75,000.00 
58,489.39 


Total 
1944 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$76,174.83 

$74,950.20 
720.79 


$57,313.56 

$5,049.80 
39,014.26 


$133,488.39 

$80,000.00 
39,735.05 


Total 
1945 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$75,670.99 

$78,211.92 
1,553.76 


$44,064.06 

$3,489.82 
39,816.55 


$119,735.05 

$31,701.74 
41,370.31 


Total 
1946 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$79,765.68 

$85,146.82 
1,250.41 


$43,306.37 

$5,753.16 
41,889.71 


$123,072.05 

$90,899.98 
43,140.12 


Total 
1947 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$86,397.23 

$111,541.08 
828.59 


$47,642.87 

$6,992.54 
43,041.30 


$134,040.10 

$118,533.62 
43,869.89 


Total 
1948 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$112,369.67 

$111,999.95 
1,212.50 


$50,033.84 

$7,000.05 
52,408.85 


$162,403.51 

$119,000.00 
53,621.35 


Total 

1949 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$113,212.45 

$138,360.14 
1,960.81 


$59,408.90 

$11,659.21 
81 ,926.47 


$172,621.35 

$150,019.35 
83,887.28 


Total 
1950 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$140,320.95 

$140,501.56 
724.25 


$93,585.68 

$6,996.60 
59,806.12 


$233,906.63 

$147,498.16 
60,530.37 


Total 
1951 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 


$141,225.81 

$186,960.79 

870.49 

$189,831.28 


$66,802.72 

$37,667.62 

37,879.45 

$75,547.07 


$208,028.53 

$226,628.41 

38,749.94 

$265,378.35 



[12] 

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

1930 - 1951 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




total 


FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 


PERCENTAGES 


EXPENDITURES 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


ROM CITY FUNDS 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,132,520.06 


$1 59,999.97 


14.12% 


1,239,257.45 


190,636.12 


15.38% 


1,147,579.89 


159,970.58 


13.94% 


1,000,431.87 


87,323.50 


8.73% 


1 ,065,367.44 


98,291.63 


9.23% 


1,139,114.88 


99,233.95 


8.1 1 % 


1,116,657.14 


54,999.98 


4.93% 


1,204,994.47 


81,522.49 


6.77% 


1,231,278.52 


73,874.93 


6.00% 


1,231,198.08 


54,999.97 


4.47% 


1,232,633.01 


57,499.94 


4.66% 


1,274,184.45 


74.999.47 


5.88% 


1,272,554.07 


88,000.00 


6.91 % 


1,254,573.76 


75,000.00 


5.98% 


1,280,646.51 


80,000.00 


6.25% 


1,309,615.79 


81,701.74 


6.24% 


1,379,562.24 


90,899.98 


6.59% 


1,811,389.47 


118,533.62 


6.54% 


2,132,297.40 


119,000.00 


5.58% 


2,500,979.80 


150,019.35 


6.00% 


2,573,781.32 


147,498.16 


5.73% 


2,873,124.15 


226,628.41 


7.86% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures 

1930 - 1951 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


PERCENTAGES 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


& TRUST FUNDS 


& TRUST FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,155,316.27 


$182,466.18 


15.79% 


1,260,097.18 


209,895.67 


16.65% 


1,170,380.93 


180,016.20 


15.38% 


1,027,065.81 


111,196.69 


10.82% 


1,084,451.26 


1 1 5,288.20 


10.63% 


1,163,611.38 


121,498.78 


10.44% 


1,175,483.17 


111,909.94 


9.44% 


1,256.156.28 


131,164.30 


10.44% 


1,317,617.48 


156,631.89 


1 1 .89% 


1,351,097.94 


171,257.40 


12.67% 


1,361,036.70 


182,118.83 


13.38% 


1,368,153.79 


167,182.13 


11.82% 


1,323,179.77 


136,447.64 


10.03% 


1,315,590.38 


133.488.39 


10.15% 


1,321,486.39 


119,735.05 


9.06% 


1,352.311.20 


123,072.05 


8.85% 


1,424,761.85 


134,040.10 


9.41 % 


1,857,545.74 


162,403.51 


8.75% 


2,189,105.78 


172,621.35 


7.89% 


2,584,867.08 


233,906.63 


9.04% 


2,634,311.69 


208,028.53 


7.90% 


2,911,874.09 


265,378.35 


9.10% 



[13] 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1951 





total expenditures 












for salaries 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES 








& WAGES 




FOR BOOKS 








YEAR 


from city funds 


% 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$809,530.41 


84% 


$159,999.97 


16% 


$969,530.38 


100% 


1931 


852,987.17 


82% 


190,636.12 


18% 


1,043,623.29 


100% 


1932 


853,680.10 


84% 


1 59,970.58 


16% 


1,013,650.68 


100% 


1933 


788,603.37 


90% 


87,323.50 


10% 


875,926.87 


100% 


1934 


821,974.51 


89% 


98,291.63 


11% 


920,266.14 


100% 


1935 


912,339.26 


90% 


99,233.95 


10% 


1,011,573.21 


100% 


1936 


930,788.04 


94% 


54,999.98 


6% 


985,788.02 


100% 


1937 


975,751.61 


92% 


81,522.49 


8% 


1,057,274.10 


100% 


1938 


1,023,225.41 


93% 


73,874.93 


7% 


1,097,100.34 


100% 


1939 


1,032,696.19 


95% 


54,999.97 


5% 


1,087,696.16 


100% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


95% 


57,499.94 


5% 


1,103,235.34 


100% 


1941 


1,043,754.52 


93% 


74.999.47 


7% 


1,118.753.99 


100% 


1942 


1,062,220.17 


92% 


88,000.00 


8% 


1,150,220.17 


100% 


1943 


1,036,381.35 


93% 


75.000.00 


7% 


1,111,381.35 


100% 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


93% 


80,000.00 


7% 


1,138,671.96 


100% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


93% 


81,701.74 


7% 


1,146,045.46 


100% 


1946 


1,108,102.75 


92% 


90,899.98 


8% 


1,199,002.73 


100% 


1947 


1,453,087.76 


92% 


118,533.62 


8% 


1.571.621.38 


100% 


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% 


2,179,485.31 


100% 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


93% 


147,498.16 


7% 


2,257,269.50 


100% 


1951 


2,275,545.61 


91% 


226,628.41 


9% 


2,502,174.02 


100% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1951 



total expenditures 





for salaries 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES 








& WAGES 




FOR BOOKS 










from city funds 




FROM CITY FUNDS 








year 


& TRUST FUNDS 


% 


& TRUST FUNDS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$809,710.41 


82% 


$182,466.18 


18% 


$992,176.59 


100% 


1931 


854,467.35 


80% 


209,895.67 


20% 


1,064.363.02 


100% 


1932 


856,435.52 


83% 


180,016.20 


17% 


1,036,451.72 


100% 


1933 


791,364.12 


88% 


111,196.69 


12% 


902,560.81 


100% 


1934 


824.061 .76 


88% 


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% 


1951 


2,275,770.61 


90% 


265,378.35 


10% 


2,541,148.96 


100% 



[14] 

Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

and Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1951 









REQUESTED 








REQUESTED 




FOR BOOKS 








FOR SALARIES 




AND OTHER 






YEAR 


& WAGES 


% 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


% 


TOTAL 


1930 


$812,000.00 


84% 


$150,000.00 


16% 


$962,000.00 


1931 


883,903.00 


82% 


200,000.00 


18% 


1,083,903.00 


1932 


866,124.00 


81% 


200,000.00 


19% 


1,066,124.00 


1933 


886,000.00 


84% 


163,000.00 


16% 


1,049,000.00 


1934 


830,569.56 


85% 


1 50,000.00 


15% 


980,569.56 


1935 


937,187.75 


86% 


150,000.00 


14% 


1,087,187.75 


1936 


940,039.28 


86% 


150,000.00 


14% 


1,090,039.29 


1937 


985,000.00 


87% 


150,000.00 


13% 


1,135,000.00 


1938 


1,055,000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1 ,205,000.00 


1939 


1,070,388.58 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1 ,220,388.58 


1940 


1,096,830.57 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1,246,830.57 


1941 


1,065,000.00 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1,215,000.00 


1942 


1,101,145.95 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1,251,145.95 


1943 


1,065,000.00 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1,215,000.00 


1944 


1.065,000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1,215,000.00 


1945 


1,065,000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1,215,000.00 


1946 


1,110,000.00 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1 ,260,000.00 


1947 


1,642,076.53 


92% 


1 50,000.00 


8% 


1,792,076.53 


1948 


1,720,905.84 


92% 


150,000.00 


8% 


1,870,905.84 


1949 


2,055,650.00 


93% 


1 50,000.00 


7% 


2,205,650.00 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


93% 


1 50,000.00 


7% 


2,260,000.00 


1951 


2,278,850.00 


90% 


263,000.00 


10% 


2,541,850.00 



% 

100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100%, 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100', 
100% 



[15] 
IV 

PERSONNEL 

Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1930 - 1951 



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* 788,60337 
1934* 821,974.51 

1935 912,339.26 

1936 930,788.04 

1937 975,751.61 

1938 1,023,225.4! 

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 

1951 2,275,545.61 



TOTAL PERSONNEL 
AS OF 
% OF CHANGE DECEMBER 3 1 St % OF CHANCE 
FROM 1929 IN EACH YEAR FROM 1 929 



+5.1% 

+ 10.7% 

+ 10.87o 
+2.4% 
+6.7% 

+ 18.3% 

+20.8% 

+26.6% 

+32.7% 

+33.9% 

+35.7% 

+35.4% 

+37.9% 

+34.5% 

+37.47o 

+38.2% 

+43.8% 

+88.6% 
+ 123.0% 
+ 163.4% 
+ 173.8% 
+195.3% 

* Salary reductions were in effect from April 21, 1933 to December 31, 1934. 
Cost and Number of Regular Service, 1930 - 1951 



602 





644 


+7.0% 


657 


+9.1% 


665 


+10.5% 


695 


+ 15.5% 


679 


+ 12.8% 


687 


+ 14.1% 


699 


+ 16.1% 


705 


+17.1% 


697 


+ 15.7% 


687 


+ 14.1% 


632 


+5.0% 


656 


+9.0% 


607 


+0.8% 


641 


-1-6.4% 


630 


+4.6% 


620 


+2.9% 


624 


+3.6% 


664 


+10.0% 


671 


+11.0% 


718 


+ 19.2% 


752 


+24.9% 


753 


+25.1% 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR SALARIES & 
WAGES FOR REGULAR 

VEAR SERVICE 

1929 $663,747.98 

1930 694,183.74 

1931 734,150.50 

1932 746,221.52 
1933* 683,618.01 
1934* 682,797.16 

1935 799,27134 

1936 833,763.88 

1937 875,95734 

1938 932,579.59 

1939 945,123.21 

1940 954,292.69 

1941 941,70731 

1942 939,370.95 

1943 918,76336 

1944 933,02830 

1945 940,227.10 

1946 981,514.81 

1947 1,250,831.07 

1948 1,487,537.16 

1949 1,766,557.23 

1950 1,838,56039 

1951 1,975,774.57 



TOTAL NUMBER OF 
REGULAR SERVICE 
AS OF 
% OF CHANGE DECEMBER 3 1st % OF CHANGE 
FROM 1929 IN EACH VEAR FROM 1929 



+4.6% 

+ 10.6% 

+ 12.4% 

+3.0% 

+2.9% 

+20.4% 

+25.8% 

+32.1% 

+40.7% 

+42.5% 

+43.7% 

+41.8% 

+41.5% 

+38.4% 

+40.6% 

+41.6% 

+47.8% 

+88.4% 

+124.0% 

+ 166.0% 

+ 176.8% 

+ 197.6% 



475 
512 
535 
537 
550 
563 
571 
578 
592 
590 
580 
543 
511 
501 
511 
514 
516 
510 
545 
579 
588 
584 
618 



+7.8% 

+ 12.6% 

+13.0% 

+ 15.8% 

+ 18.5% 

+20.2% 

+21.7% 

+24.6% 

+24.2% 

+22.1% 

+ 14.3% 

+7.5% 

+5.5% 

+7.5% 

+8.2% 

+8.6% 

+7.4% 

+ 14.7% 

+21.8% 

+23.8% 

+22.2% 

+30.1% 



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



[16] 

Cost and Number of Extra Service (Part-Time Personnel, etc.), 1930-1951 



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 


% OF CHAN< 


YEAR 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 





127 





1930 


112,214.67 


+7.8% 


132 


+3.9% 


1931 


1 1 5,888.67 


+ 11.3% 


122 


-3.9% 


1932 


105,448.58 


+1.4% 


128 


+0.8% 


1933* 


102,982.11 


-1.0% 


145 


+ 14.1% 


1934* 


1 1 1 ,792.41 


+7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


1935 


96,330.61 


-7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


1936 


92,41 1 .73 


-11.1% 


121 


-4.7% 


1937 


97,706.13 


-6.0% 


113 


-11.0% 


1938 


88,305.46 


-15.1% 


107 


-15.7% 


1939 


85,661 .98 


-17.6% 


107 


-15.7% 


1940 


89,517.71 


-13.9% 


89 


-29.9% 


1941 


100,136.21 


-3.7% 


145 


+ 14.1% 


1942 


120,983.22 


+ 16.9% 


106 


-16.5% 


1943 


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 


+18.2% 


114 


-10.2% 


1947 


198,611.69 


+90.9% 


119 


-6.3% 


1948 


230,680.44 


+ 121.7% 


92 


-27.5% 


1949 


262,908.73 


+152.7% 


130 


+2.4% 


1950 


271,210.95 


+ 160.6% 


168 


+32.3% 


1951 


299,771.04 


+ 188.2% 


125 


-1.6% 



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



[17] 

DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS, 1929-1951 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1948 1949 1950 1951 

General Administrative Offices 14 11 13 22 26 26 26 27 

Division of Business Operations 119 138 127 112 133 138 136 146 

Circulation Division 210 254 257 237 253 256 

Division of Home Reading 

and Community Services ■ 257 277 

Reference Division 132 160 183 143 167 168 

Division of Reference and 

Research Services 165 168 

Total 475 563 580 514 579 588 584 618 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1951 

GENERAL ADMINISTRTIVE OFFICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1948 1949 1950 1951 

Executive Department I 1 

Editor's Department 1 

Training Class 2 

Training Office 2 

Director's Office 11 13 6 9 9 10 9 

Exhibits Office 2 

Information Office 6 6 6 5 5 

Personnel Office 5 7 7 7 7 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 3 4 4 4 4 

Total 14 11 13 22 26 26 26 27 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1951 
DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1948 1949 1950 1951 

Division of Business Operations, 

Executive Staff 5 5 

Business Office 3 4 6 8 8 

Auditor's Department 5 

Auditing Department 5 5 

Accounting Department 7 6 7 7 7 

Ordering Department 13 

Book Purchasing Department 17 17 15 19 18 18 19 

Book Preparation Department 8 9 11 16 

Stock Purchasing Department 2 2 2 

Supply Room — 14 2 2 

Shipping Department 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 

Bindery Department 31 ■ 

Binding Department 35 34 26 27 26 25 24 

Printing Department 66665556 

Engineers Department 41 

Buildings Department 45 39 38 44 45 43 46 

Cleaners 23 20 16 13 16 15 14 15 

Total 119 138 127 112 133 138 136 146 



[18] 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1951 
DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES 



DEC. 31 

1929 



Circulation Division, Executive Staff 
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 

Adams Street** 
Allston 

Andrew Square 

Boylston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes A'henaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Kirstein 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mount Bowdoin 

Mount Pleasant 

NeDonset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

Roxbury Crossing 

South Boston 

South End 

Tyler Street Reading Room*** 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Bookmobile I**** 

Total 



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

1934 1939 1944 1948 1949 1950 1951 



25 — 
— 26 



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 

9 
6 



7 
11 
7 
6 
7 
5 
5 
3 
4 
9 
12 
6 
4 
3 

10 
4 
8 
3 
7 
4 
8 
7 
4 
9 

9 
8 



10 



14 



14 



15 



21 



5 
6 

10 



— 2 



5 



7 

10 



10 
9 



3 3 
8 9 
6 12 

4 3 

8 8 



7 

10 
7 
7 
7 
6 
6 
4 
4 

10 

II 
6 
4 
3 

10 
4 
8 
3 
7 



_ — — — 7 

7 8 7 8 8 

Name changed to Washington Village 
Name changed to Connolly 



6 
5 
6 
Closed 

4 



/ 
7 
5 
8 
8 
6 
9 
6 
5 
6 
7 
4 

July 
4 



Closed March 1 5, 1949 



5 
1940 

4 



Closed July 1, 1938 
7 4 4 

6 5 6 



10 

9 
8 



8 
7 
10 



7 
7 

10 
9 

4 



4 
9 
8 
7 
4 
3 
9 
4 
7 
2 
8 

5 
6 
2 
7 
7 

10 
9 
5 



210 254 257 237 



253 



256 



257 277 



Transferred to Division of Business Operations February 13, 1946 
Branch Library opened August 29, 1951 

Closed as Branch Library July 1, 1938; re-opened as Reading Room December 7, 1951 
****Service began February 20, 1950 

Nole: Cleaners and junior Building Custodians assigned to Branch Libraries are included. 






[19] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1951 

DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1948 1949 1950 1951 

Reference Division, Executive Staff 6 11 3 5 6 

Division of Reference and 

Research Services, Executive Staff ' " " 

Book Selection Department 2 - 

Book Selection Department, 

Reference Division ' 2 2 2 2 

Book Selection Department, 

Division of Reference and 

Research Services ■ 2 2 

Catalog Department 19 

Shelf Department 1 5 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 33 31 27 3G 27 29 28 

Registration Department 8 9 10 * 

Issue Department 36 40 46 

Book Stack Service 38 46 46 45 46 

Information Department 5 6 9** 

Open Shelf Department — *** 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals 25 

Genealogical Department 1 

Bates Hall Reference Desk 5 8 

Bates Hal! Centre Desk 7 4 

Main Reading Room 

General Reference Department 10 12 12 11 \L 

Newspaper Department 2 

Periodical Department 5 

Periodical and Newspaper Department 10 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 10 10 10 9 

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

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

Patent Department - — 3 

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

Print Department 3 4 4 4 4 

Teachers Department 1 3 3 4 4 4 4 

Statistical Department 55445545 

History Department 2 5 5 5 5 

Kirstein Business Branch 11 12 14 16 16 15 16 

Total 132 160 183 143 167 168 165 168 



* Transferred to Circulation Division March 1, 1940 
** Transferred to General Administrative Offices July 1, 1940 
*** Transferred to Circulation Division July 1, 1 940 

Note: Cleaners assigned to Kirstein Business Branch are included. 



[20J 

Distribution of Full-Time Personnel by Categories, December 31, 1951 



LIBRARY WORKERS 



General Officers 

Assistant to the Director 

Chief of Department 

Branch Librarian 

Assistant-in-Charge 

Curator 

Readers Adviser 

First Assistant 

Children's Librarian 

Reference Assistant 

Cataloger and Classifier 

Administrative Assistant 

Assistant, 5th Step . 

Second Assistant 

Cataloger 

Assistant, 4th Step . 

Assistant (Professional Library Service) 

Assistant (Sub- Professional Library Service) 

Probationary Assistant (Professional Library Service) 

Unclassified Assistant (Sub-Professional Library Service) 

Military Substitute ...... 

Total ..... 



13 

2 

20 

26 
10 

1 
1 

29 
23 

1 

I 

2 

4 
20 

3 

3 

105 

98 

68 

52 

8 

490* 



* This figure does not include those members of the staff who 
were absent on military leave on December 31, 1951 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 
Clerk 

Clerk-Messenger 

Chief of Binding Department 

Foreman 

Finisher 

Forewarder 

Apprentice Bookbinder 

Working Forewoman of Sewers 

Sewer .... 

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



24 



[21] 



Superintendent of Buildings . 

Engineer 

Steamfitter 

Working Foreman of Carpenters 

Carpenter 

Working Foreman of Painters 

Painter .... 

Head Electrician 

Electrician 

Electrician's Helper 

Mason .... 

Fire Prevention Inspector 

Senior Building Custodian . 

Junior Building Custodian 

Machinist's Helper 

Watchman 

Elevator Operator 

Stenographer 

Cleaner 

Total 



32 
1 

3 
2 
1 

27 



86 
128 



Recapitulation of Full-time Personnel, December 31, 1951 



Library Workers 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 



490 

128 



Total 



618* 



* This figure does not include those members of the staff who 
were absent on military leave on December 31, 1951 and for 
whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



[221 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE BIBLIOTHECAL SERVICE 

as of June 6, 1951 
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 
Extension Assistant 
Reference Assistant 
Cataloger 
Classifier 
Executive Assistant 

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

T he Specialist Service 

Curator 
Readers Adviser 

The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department 
Branch Librarian 

Other Officers 

SALARY SCHEDULES 
as of October I, 1951 

The Sub-Professional Library Service 

the non-technical library service 

Extra Assistants (by the hour only) 

High school students ..... 75 cents per hour 

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

1st year of such library employ m.-nt 80 cents per hour 

2nd year of such library employment 85 cents per hour 

3rd and subsequent years of such 

such library employment 90 cents per hour 



[23] 

Unclassified Assistants (by the hour) 

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

95 cents per hour 

$1.05 per hour 

$1.15 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 $2060 per year up to a maximum of $2560 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 
as of June 6, 1951 

The Technical Library Service 

Probationary Assistant (Steps I to 5) 



Assistant (Steps 1-3) 

Second Assistant (4th step) 
Children's Assistant (4th step) 
Extension 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) 
Extension Librarian (5th step) 
Reference Librarian (5th step) 
Cataloger and Classifier (5th step) 
Administrative Assistant (5th step) 
Assistant, 5th Step . 



$27 ! 0-$2960 

2960- 3560 

3760 
3760 
3760 
3760 
3760 
3760 
3760 
3760 

3960 
3960 
3960 
3960 
3960 
3960 
3960 



The Specialist Service 

Curator 

Readers Adviser 



$4l60-$4660 
4160- 4660 



Specialist activities 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department 
Branch Librarian 



$4l60-$4660 
4160- 4660 



Other Officers 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



[24] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE CLERICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES 

as of June 6, 1951 



The Clerical Service 
Auditor 



Bookkeeper 

Bookkeeping Machine Operator 

Clerk .... 

Clerk-Messenger 

Clerk-Typist 

Key Punch Operator 

Stenographer 

Shipper 

Shipper's Assistant 



$416O-$4660 

3260- 3760 
2560- 3060 

2060- 2560 
2060- 2560 
2060- 2560 
2060- 2560 
2060- 2560 

4160- 4660 

2060- 2560 



The Mechanical Service 



Carpenter, Working Foreman 
Carpenter 

Electrician, Head 
Electrician . . . 

Electrician's Helper . 

Painter, Working Foreman . 
Furniture Finisher 
Painter 

Engineer, 3d Class Stationary 

Steamfitter 

Machinist's Helper 

Mason 

Fire Prevention Inspector . 

Senior Building Custodian . 
*Junior Building Custodian . 

*Watchman 

Elevator Attendant 
Elevator Operator 

Housekeeper 
Assistant Housekeeper 
Cleaner 



$76.75 
73.75 

76.75 
73.75 
61.75 

76.75 
73.75 
73.75 

73.75 
73.75 
61.75 

73.75 

60.75 

60.75 
57.25 

57.25 

56.25 
56.25 

56.25 
48.25 
44.25 



* To individuals whose regular work schedule is set entirely between 
the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M. there will be paid a differ- 
ential to the amount of 10% as compensatory adjustment for such 
night work. 



[25] 



The Mechanical Service — Printing and Binding 




Chief 


. $465O-$5150 


Foreman ..... 


87.94 


Finisher (Special) .... 
Finisher . 

Forwarder ..... 
Apprentice Bookbinder 


87.38 

83.88 

83.88 

. 50.44- 83.88 


Sewer, Working Forewoman 

Sewer ..... 

Apprentice Sewer .... 


52.50 

45.00 

. 39.00- 45.00 


Linotype Operator .... 
Pressman, Cylinder .... 
Pressman, Job ..... 


84.00 
83.88 
83.88 



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COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930 - 1951 



YEAR 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 



$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 

102,326.54 



DISTRIBUTION OF COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930 - 1951 



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 



Total 



1932 

Overlay from increases effective in 1931 at various dates for 
which provision had to be made in 1 932 for payment over 
a full 12 months period ...... 

Increases for 1932 ....... 



1933 

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



1934 

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



Total 



Total 



Total 



$12,269.66 



$ 8,713.34 
5381.00 

$14,094.34 



$ 5,626.78 
None 


$ 5.626.78 


None 
$ 309.84 


$ 309.84 


$ 501.79 
29,378.22 



$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 1. 1941 .... $54,943.11 



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 1, 1942 on a pro rata 

basis (757c) $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. . 



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. . 



None 
$10,632.70 

Total $10,632.70 



1945 

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

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



None 
$39,028.57 

Total $39,028.57 



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. . 



None 
$30,861 .40 

Total $30,861.40 



1947 

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

Basic increase of $400 per annum for all city employees as of 
January 1, 1947 ... . 

Other increases in 1947 ....... 



Total 



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 1, 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 1, 1950, etc. . 



1951 

Overlay from increases effective in 1950 for which provision 
had to be made in 1951 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1951 effective January 1, 1951, etc. . 



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 



None 
$102326.54 



Total $102,326.54 



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ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1951 



examination 

Sub-Professional Library 
Service 

General Paper 

Professional Library 
Service 

General Paper 

French Paper 
German Paper 
Italian Paper 
Spanish Paper 



individuals 
who passed 



281 ( 73%) 



105 ( 74%) 

86 ( 79%) 

20 ( 91%) 

6 ( 86%) 

1 1 ( 69%) 



individuals 
who failed 



105 (27%) 



37 (26%) 

23 (21%) 
2 ( 9%) 
1 (14%) 
5 (31%) 



386 (100^;) 



142 (100%) 

109 (100%) 

22 (100%) 

7 (100%) 

16 (100%,) 



QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS, 1951 
The Professional Library Service 



EXAMINATION 

General Book Selection (Q) 

Cataloging and Classification (Q) 12 ( 80%) 

General Reference Work (Q) 

Boston Public Library — 

Central Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Branch Libraries (Q) 



individuals 


INDIVIDUALS 




WHO PASSED 


WHO FAILED 


TOTAL 


6 ( 86%) 

12 ( 807o) 

4 ( 50%) 


1 (14%) 

3 (20%) 

4 (50%) 


7 (100%) 

15 (100%) 

8 (100%) 


18 ( 67%) 


9 (33%) 


27 (100%,) 


20 ( 87%) 


3 (13%) 


23 (100%) 



The Sub-Professional Library Service 





INDIVIDUALS 


INDIVIDUALS 




EXAMINATION 


WHO PASSED 


WHO FAILED 


TOTAL 


Book Ordering (Q) 


17 ( 77%) 


5 (23%) 


22 (100%) 


Book Preparation (Q) 


18 ( 90%) 


2 (10%) 


20 (100%) 


Book Shelving (Q) 


28 ((82%) 


6 (18%) 


34 (1007o) 


Elementary Cataloging (Q) 


18 (100%) 





18 (100%) 


Elementary Classification (Q) 











Filing (Q) 


19 ( 90%) 


2 (10%) 


21 (100%) 


Registration Procedure (Q) 


13 ( 65%) 


7 (35%) 


20 (100%) 


Reports and Statistics (Q) 


24 ( 92%) 


2 ( 8%) 


26 (100%) 


Boston Public Library — 








Central Library (Q) 


12 ( 50%) 


12 (50%) 


24 (100%) 


Boston Public Library — 








Branch Libraries (Q) 


14 ( 82%) 


3 (18%) 


17 (100%) 



[35] 

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1951 



EXAMINATION 

Advanced Languages — French (II) 
Advanced Languages — German (II) 
The Book as a Physical Artifact (III) 
Business — General Field (III) 
Cataloging (IV) 
History of the Book 
Literature — General Field (III) 
National and Trade Bibliography (III) 
Philosophy, Psychology, Religion — 

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

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



INDIVIDUALS INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED WHO FAILED 



4 ( 80%) 
6 ( 75%) 
1 ( 50%) 
1 (100%) 


1 (100%,) 
3 (100%) 



1 ( 207) 

2 ( 25%) 

1 ( 50%) 


2 (100%) 






5 (100%) 
8 (100%,) 
2 (1007,) 

1 (100%) 

2 (100%,) 
1 (100%) 

3 (100%) 



1 (100%) 
4 ( 677o) 




2 ( 33%) 


1 (1007c) 
6 (100%,) 


2 (1007o) 
4 (100%,) 

3 (100%) 







2 (100%) 
4 (100%) 

3 (100%) 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1951 



Margaret C. Donaghue 
Elizabeth H. McShane 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Mary C. Toy 



Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Chief of Young People's Room, Emeritus 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1951 



Margaret C. Donaghue 
Jane F. Hasson 
Elizabeth H. McShane 
A. Frances Rogers 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Ruth B. Sather 
Mary C. Toy 



After 36 years of service 

After 36 years of service 

After 38 years of service 

After 48 years of service 

After 48 years of service 

After 39 years of service 

After 48 years of service 



[36] 

V 

BOOK STOCK 

Total Number of Volumes in the Library as of December 31, 1951 



Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library 1,252,281 

Kirstein Business Branch ..... 39,653 

Total for Division 1,291,934 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 



,291,934 



Open Shelf Department 








35,541 




Young Peoples Room ..... 


12,380 




School Issue Department ..... 


40,914 




Branch Issue Department ..... 


52,702 




Branch Libraries 






*Adams Street . . 11,819 






Allslon 






18,551 






Brighton 






21,073 






Charlestown 






16,426 






City Point . 






12,170 






Codman Square . 






18,246 






Connolly 






17,851 






Dorchester 






16,993 






East Boston 






17,029 






Faneuil 






1 7,606 






**Fellowes Athenaeum 






4,538 






Hyde Park 






19,234 






Jamaica Plain 






16,385 






Jeffries Point 






8,607 






Lower Mills 






12,159 






Mattapan 






22,377 






Memorial 






14,628 






Mt. Bowdoin 






14,979 






Mt. Pleasant 






9,931 






Neponset 






10,480 






North End 






14,054 






Orient Heights 






10,099 






Parker Hill 






14,671 






Phillips Brooks . 






8,111 






Roslindale 






18,930 






South Boston 






11,882 






South End . 






16,153 






***Tyler Street 






5,691 






Uphams Corner . 






19,946 






Washington Village 






14,068 






West End . 






23,474 






West Roxbury 






21,531 






Bookmobile I 






11,477 


491,169 




Total for Branch Libraries 


491,169 




Total for Division . 


632,706 


632,706 



Total for Entire Library System ...... 

* Branch Library opened August 29, 1951 
** Branch Library closed March 15, 1949; books in storage at 
Hyde Park Branch Library 
*** Re-opened as Reading Room December 7, 1951 



,924,640 



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BOOK STOCK 



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



1852-53 . 
1853-54 . 
1854-55 , 
1855-56 , 
1856-57 , 
1857-58 , 
1858-59 , 
1859-60 . 
1860-61 . 
1861-62 , 
1862-63 , 
1863-64 , 
1864-65 , 
1865-66 , 
1866-67 , 
1867-68 , 
1868-69 . 
1869-70 . 
1870-71 . 
1871-72 , 
1872-73 . 
1873-74 . 
1874-75 . 
1875-76 . 
1876-77 . 
1877-78 , 
1878-79 . 
1879-80 . 
1880-81 . 
1881-82 , 
1882-83 , 
1883-84 , 
1884-85 . 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 
1892 
1893 
1894 
1895 

1896-97 . 
1897-98 , 
1898-99 . 
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 


1951 



835,904 
848.884 
871,050 
878,933 
903,349 
922348 
941 ,024 
961 ,522 
987.268 
1.006,717 
1 ,049,01 1 
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 
1,832,1/3 
1 ,870,428 
1,924,640 



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



[38] 

ACCESSIONS, 1951 

The following statistics include materials received in 1951 ; 
they do not include materials received in earlier years, but pro- 
cessed only in 1 95 1 . 

Classification of Accessions, 1951 









NO. OF 




SOURCE 




VOLUMES 


By purchase .... 
By gift and exchange . 
By binding of newspapers 
By binding of serials . 


98,316 

5,720 

30 

5,580 



109,646 



Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books 
and Other Library Materials, 1951 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

From City Appropriation $37,667.62 

From Trust Funds Income 37,879.45 $75,547.07 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation $188,960.79 

From Trust Funds Income 870.49 189,831.28 



$265,378.35 



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

From City Appropriation 3,693 

From Trust Funds Income 5,929 9,622 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation 88,276 

From Trust Funds Income 418 88,694 

98,316 



[39] 

Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services, 1945 - 1951 











TOTAL NUMBER 










OF VOLUMES 




NUMBER OF 




NET INCREASE 


DIVISION OF HOME 




volumes 


NUMBER OF 


OR DECREASE IN 


READINC AND COM- 


YEAR 


DISCARDED 


VOLUMES ADDED 


NO. OF VOLUMES 


MUNITY SERVICES 


1945 


45,058 


51,222 


+6,164 


510,823 


1946 


40,713 


57,434 


+16,721 


527,544 


1947 


44,247 


50,393 


+6,146 


533,690 


1948 


53,130 


80,579 


+27,449 


561,139 


1949 


56,621 


61.854 


+5,233 


566,372 


1950 


44,861 


69,993 


+25,132 


591,504 


1951 


59,101 


100,303 


+41,202 


632,706 



[40] 

A SELECTION OF NOTABLE PURCHASES, 1951 

Books 

L'Assedia di Pavia. Venice, 1555. 
Balzac, Honore de. 

Beatrix. Paris, 1840. 

La Femme superieure. Paris, 1 838. 

Physiologie du mariage. Paris, 1 830. 

Pierrette. Paris. 1 840. 
Celtes, Conrad. Libri odarum quatuor. (Strassburg, 1513) 
Euphrate, Gerard d\ Le premier livre de l'histoire. Paris, 1 549. 
Giambulari, Bernardo. La Istoria di San Zanobi. (Florence, 1575) 
La Historia di Susanna, n.p., c. 1550. 
Homer, Winslow. Campaign sketches. Boston. (1863) 
Hystoria de Papa Alexandro e de Frederico Barbarossa. Venice. (1 545) 
Jonsson, Arngrimur. Gronlandia. Skelhollte, 1 688. 

Medici, Lorenzo. Historia della Nencia da Barbeiino. (Florence, 15—) 
Passional Christi und Antichristi. Erfurt, 1521. 
Pico della Mirandola, J. F. Opera. Strassburg, 1 506-7. 
Savonarola. Tractato della humilata. Florence. (1495) 
Vittoria gloriosissima delli Sanesi. (Siena, 1 526) 
Volk, Adelbert J. Sketches from the Civil war in America. (Baltimore, 

1861-1863) 

Manuscripts 

Curtis, Andrew. Ms. diary: Operations in Cooper River, 1865. 

Fields, Annie Adams. Ms. letters. 

Francis, Saint. Fioretti. 1 5th century ms. 

Tennyson, Emily, Lady. 82 autograph letters, 1858—1873. 

Villiers, Edward, Earl of Jersey. 58 autograph letters, 1696—1699. 

Prints and Drawings 

Daumier, Honore. 

Set of seven lithographs: A la Varenne St. Maur; Le Dimanche au 
Jardin des Plantes; En Chemin de Fer — Un Voisin Agreable; En 
v'/a un; Madeleine — Bastille, first state; Nadar; Le Nouveau, 
Paris. 

Derain, Andre. 

Head of a Girl, lithograph. 

Forain, Jean-Louis. 

Forain au Chapeau, etching touched with pencil. 

Gauguin, Paul. 

Portrait de Mallarme, etching. 

Gericault, Theodore. 

Lara Blesse, lithograph. 

Kollwitz, Kaethe. 

Set of ten prints, including the War series of seven woodcuts: The 
Artist's parents, lithograph; Runover, soft ground etching; Woman s 
Head, soft ground etching; War Series: Das Opfer; Die Freiwil- 
ligen; Die Eltern; Die Witwe, I; Die Witrve, II; Die Mutter; Das 
Volk. 



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Manet, Edouard. 

Portrait de Felix Bracquemond, etching. 
Newton, Edith. 

Three lithographs: HuldaKs Front Hall; The Kitchen Chamber; 

Parlor Organ. 
Picasso, Pablo. 

Femme de Profil, etching. 
Pissarrc, Camille. 

Les Faneuses d'Eragny, etching; Les Faneuses d'Eragny, lithograph; 

Marche a Pontoise, lithograph. 
Renoir, Auguste. 

Twelve lithographs: Baigneuses Debout, a Mi-Jambes; Paul Cezanne; 

Etude de Femme Nue, Assise; Etude de Femme Nue, Assise, V a- 

riante; Femme au Cep de Vigne; Femme au Cep de Vigne, Variante; 

Femme au Cep de Vigne Variante, No. 2; Femme au Cep de Vigne, 

Variante, No. 3; Femme au Cep de Vigne, Variante, No. 4; La 

Pierre au Trois Croquis; Claude Renoir, La Tete Baissee; Claude 

Renoir, Tourne a Cauche. 
Signac, Paul. 

Boats in Port, lithograph. 
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri De. 

Album de Sept Point Seches (seven dry points) ; Tristan Bernard, 

dry point; Le jockey, lithograph in colors; La Revue Blanche, litho- 
graph in colors; Zamboula-Polka, lithograph. 
Valadon, Suzanne. 

Set of eighteen original prints engraved from 1895—1910. 
Villon, Jacques. 

Collection of one hundred and fifteen engravings and four drawings. 
Wnegenroth, Stow. 

Harbor Street, drawing; Harbor Street, lithograph. 

Other Materials 

One press for the printing of woodcuts and wood-engravings, formerly 
the press of Gustav Wolf. 

A SELECTION OF NOTABLE GIFTS, 1951 
Books and Other Materials 

American National Red Cross. 

When disaster strikes. 33 copies. 
Bay, Dr. J. Christian. 

Onkel Toms Hytte, efter hundrede aar. Af J. Christian Bay. 

The history of Rinaldo Rinaldini, Captain of Banditti. 

Translated from the German of Vulpius I. Hinkley. (In two volumes.) 
Browning Society of Boston. 

A collection of important items for the Browning Collection, through 

Mrs. Henry Hallam Saunderson. 
Buckner, Lewis P. 

A collection of forty-one volumes in French and in German. 



[42] 

Cambridge Book Club. 

One hundred and twenty-six numbers of "The New Statesman and 
The Nation," "The Spectator," and "The Times Literary Supple- 
ment." 

Currie, Finlay. 

Armenian Bible, with silver binding, in velvet-lined case. 

Dailey, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J., Jr. 

A collection of six volumes on personnel problems, rehabilitation, 
medicine, and workmen's compensation, given in memory of the late 
Dr. Leo A. Rogers. 

Fish, Richardson, and Neave. 

A collection of nineteen volumes of patents for spinning machinery. 

Gutknecht, George. 

A collection of one hundred and thirty volumes, including works of 
philosophy, religion, and general literature. 

Harvard Musical Association. 

Scrapbooks of the programmes of the Harvard Musical Association, 
from July 1 883 to May 1931. 46 volumes. 

Holland, Mrs. E. S. 

A collection of three hundred and twenty-five photographs, many 
showing architectural and decorative details of various churches and 
other buildings of Italy. 

Kirstein, Louis E., Family of. 

Declaration of Independence. Framed copy, once the property of Mr. 
Louis E. Kirstein, given to the West End Branch Library as a gift 
from Mr. Kirstein's family. 

Arthur D. Little Company. 

Forty-three volumes, works on paper manufacturing, including ten 
volumes of the Bulletin of the Institute of Paper Chemistry. 

Mahady, Mrs. Edward F. 

A collection of twenty-eight volumes, principally recent fiction, for 
the West Roxbury Branch Library. 

Maxon, Wallace G. 

A collection of one hundred pieces of sheet music, postcards, and au- 
tographs of Edward Everett Hale, Phillips Brooks, and others. 

Parker, Mrs. R. 

A collection of approximately twenty-two hundred postcards and 
photographs of people, scenes, and art objects in various parts of the 
world. 

Perini, Louis. 

A collection of three hundred and thirty-six volumes on baseball, and 
some of its well-known personalities. 

Slonimsky, Nicolas. 

A collection of sixty-nine pieces of sheet music and volumes relating 
to music. 

Stodder, Mrs. Clement K. 

A collection of one hundred and ninety volumes and pamphlets, prin- 
cipally Harvard College class reports. 



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Wiggin, Albert H., Estate of. 

A collection of volumes with fore-edge paintings, consisting of one 
hundred and ninety-two items, of which a number consist of several 
volumes making a total of two hundred and fifty-eight items, each 
with a single or double fore-edge painting. 

A collection of one hundred and fifty-three art reference volumes in- 
cluding: 

Life of Thomas Slothard, R. A., by Mrs. Bray, London, 1851. 
4 volumes. 

Extra-illustrated with one hundred and forty-three original 
drawings by Stothard, fifty-two autograph letters, sixteen plates, 
and three portraits. 
Rodin, by Leonce Benedite, London, 1 924. 

A series of sixty photogravure plates printed by hand on hand- 
made paper with historical and critical introduction and ex- 
planatory notes. 
The Life Portraits of Washington and their Replicas, by John Hill 

Morgan and Mantle Fielding, Philadelphia, 1931. 
Portraits of Washington, by Gustavus A. Eisen, New York, 1 932. 

3 volumes. 
The Etchings of James McBey, by Malcolm Salamon, London, 

1929. 
London — Tempest (Pierce), The Cryes of the City of London, 

1711. 

/. M. Maltier, peinlre de la com de Louis XV, by Pierre de Nol- 
hac. Paris, 1905. 

The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans, con- 
ducted by James B. Longacre, James Herring, 1834. Phila- 
delphia, 1837. 

The Life and Works of Gilbert Stuart, by George C. Mason. 
New York, 1879. 
A collection of sixty-four volumes especially interesting because or 
illustrations and binding. 

Hollar, W. 

Divers Views After the Life, 24 plates inlaid. 

Designs to illustrate Sterne's Sentimental Journev, London, J. 
Wallis. 

Aiken, Henry, etc., illus. 

The Life of John Mutton, esq., by Nimrod. London, 1837; 
1877. 2 volumes. 

Cameron, David Y. 

The Regality Club. London, 1889; 1893; 1899; 1912. 4 
volumes. 

Cruikshank, George, illus. 

The Comic Almanack, ed. by Horace Mayhew, London, 
1835—53. 28 volumes. 

Der Freischulz travestie; by Septimus Globus, esq. London, 
1824. 

The Greatest plague of life; ed. by the brothers Mayhew, Lon- 
don, 1849. 
Life in London, by Pierce Egan, London, 1 82 1 . 



[44] 

The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman, by William Make- 
piece Thackeray, London, 1 839. 

Points of Humour, London, 1823. 

Whom to Marry, by the brothers Mayhew, London, 1849. 2 

volumes. 
Deuchar, David, illus. 

The Dances of Death, by John Holbein, London, 1803. 
Faithorne, William 

The art of graveing and etching, London, 1 662. 
Lane, Richard, illus. 

Marie Taglioni, six lithographic studies, by Richard Lane after 

A. E. Chalon, London, 1831. 
Onwhyn, Thomas, illus. 

The Illustrations bv Samuel Weller to Pickwick, etc., London, 

1840. 
Rowlandson, Thomas W., illus. 

Adventures of the post captain; or a true British tar, by a naval 

officer. London, 1817. 

Characteristic sketches of the lower orders, London, 1818. 

The English dance of death, by William Combe, London, 

1815-1816. 2 volumes. 

The History of Johnny Qaue Genus, by William Combe, 

London, 1822. 

The Military adventures of Johnny Newcome, by Lt. Col. D. 

Roberts, London, 1815. 

The Second Tour of Dr. Syntax in search of Consolation, Lon- 
don, 1820. 

The Third Tour of Dr. Syntax in search of a wife, London, 

1820. 

The Tour of Dr. Svntax in search of the picturesque, London, 

1819. 

The Tour of Dr. Syntax through London, London, 1 820. 

The Vicar of Wakefield, by Oliver Goldsmith, London, 181 7. 
Seymour, Robert, illus. 

Seymour's Comic Album, London, 1836. 
Shelley, Samuel, illus. 

Cabinet of genius, London, 1 787. 3 volumes. 
Sibson, Thomas, illus. 

Illustrations of Master Humphrey's Clock, London, 1842. 
Thackeray, William Makepeace. 

Flore at Zephvr, London, 1 836. 
Wildin-White, Mrs. Charles. 

A collection of eighty pamphlets and volumes principally in the fields 
of international law and arbitration. 
Yale Club of Boston. 

A collection of eleven volumes published by the Yale University Press. 

Autographs, Manuscripts, Etc. 

Anonymous. 

A collection of seven autographs including those of Tennyson, Bry- 
ant, and George Washington. 



[45] 

Oddon, Mile. Yvonne. 

A collection of manuscripts, letters, diaries, etc., relating principally 
to the Belknap Family and to Jersey Belknap of New England. 

Prints and Drawings 

The Art Institute of Chicago. 

Gauguin, Paul. Maruru, wood cut. Printed in 1 949 from the original 
wood block in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago for the 
Print and Drawing Club. 
Black, Louis. 

Jongkind, J. B. Fourteen prints. 

Winkler, John W. Kong Tons' s Shop; Little Houses on Telegraph 
Hill; Marchande d? Ail; Marchande de Legumes; Le Marche a 
Montmartre; Vegetable Carl, Chinatoicn, San Francisco. 
Chaikin, Nathan. 

Daumier, Honore. Jacquinot-Codart, first state, lithograph. 
Crossett, Edward C. 

Heintzelman, Arthur W. Landscape, etching, G. 1 6 ; Ndue on RocJ^s, 
etching, G. 39 ; The Philosopher, etching, G. 4 ; Study; of Mother 
and Child, etching, G. 66; Adele, Fille de Madame Auget, drawing; 
Captain John, Port Clyde, Maine, drawing; Claude Chalais, draw- 
ing; Citizen of Port Clyde, Maine, drawing; Country Fair, Sandwich, 
New Hampshire, drawing; Emile, drawing; Port Clyde Fisherman, 
drawing; Rene Auget, drawing; Theodore Chalan, drawing. 
Mayer, Guy. 

Hassam, Childe. A .Yen> England Barroom, etching. 
Wiggin, Albert H. 

Hassam, Childe. The Guy Mayer collection of prints by Childe Has- 
sam comprising fifty-eight etchings and drypoints, all artist's proofs 
printed on old paper, including states and personal notations by 
the artist in the margins, eight lithographs and four drawings 
which are studies for plates of the same subjects. 
The Miniature Print Society. A collection of twenty-three prints is- 
sued by the Miniature Print Society. 
The Society of Print Connoisseurs. Eight prints issued by the Society 

of Print Connoisseurs. 
Two Purchase prizes from the Annual Exhibition of the Boston 
Printmakers: Richard C. Bartlett, Stonehenge, color lithograph. 
Grace Albee, Coal \ ard, woodengraving. 



[46] 
VI 
USE OF BOOKS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1947 - 1951 

1947 1948 1949 1950 

Division of Reference 
and Research Services 



1951 



Central Library 


146,975 


148,598 


146,353 


137,922 


131,562 


Kirstein Business Branch 


11,570 
1 58,545 


10,015 


9,845 


8,179 


7,121 


Total for Division 


158,613 


156,198 


146,101 


138,683 


Division of Home Reading 












and Community Services 












Open Shelf Department 


157,739 


167,631 


1 78,657 


181,753 


199,036 


Young Peoples Room 


36,988 


37,195 


39,082 


40,160 


46,974 


School Issue Department 


18,585 


16,883 


16,170 


14,917 


14,416 


Branch Issue Department 


61,179 


58,176 


58,294 


60,413 


56,914 


Staff Library 


2,461 


2,928 


3,034 


4,394 


4,905 


Deposit Circulation 












(estimated) 


241,405 


248,816 


265,045 


263,594 


238,932 


Branch Libraries 












*Adams Street 














45,481 


Allston 


85,990 


90,490 


86,048 


79,533 


82,733 


Brighton 


55,182 


53,024 


56,653 


54,320 


59,068 


Charlestown 


72,413 


82,926 


84,644 


75,241 


86,050 


City Point 


64,158 


63,946 


56,320 


53,774 


33,358 


Codman Square 


114,371 


117,137 


130,118 


127,210 


141,126 


Connolly 


95,096 


98,292 


98,101 


84,327 


86,266 


Dorchester 


82,115 


80,178 


84,930 


80,432 


80,943 


East Boston 


75,409 


72,436 


70 007 


57,757 


63,874 


Faneuil 


45,291 


43,114 


48,396 


47,244 


51,024 


**FeI!owes Athenaeum 


34,273 


32,650 


7,785 








Hyde Park 


67,452 


71,182 


78,182 


72,897 


76,194 


Jamaica Plain 


76,919 


83,652 


86,472 


79,705 


81 ,027 


Jeffries Point 


24,193 


26,894 


26,895 


26,539 


26,201 


Lower Mills 


46,108 


45,712 


47,831 


42,808 


45,255 


Mattapan 


101,930 


101,036 


104,041 


90,962 


99,170 


Memorial 


81,781 


79,504 


84,581 


74,030 


76,466 


Mt. Bowdoin 


72,682 


75,105 


80,846 


69,656 


76,816 


Mt. Pleasant 


44,474 


44,591 


43,609 


40,436 


44,510 


***Neponset 


28,355 


48,624 


51,827 


45,256 


45,160 


North End 


68,823 


67,717 


64,966 


59,156 


49,417 


Orient Heights 


38,505 


39,741 


38,013 


38,457 


35,738 


Parker Hill 


67,512 


70,336 


77,497 


69,357 


72,977 


Phillips Brooks 


27,888 


27,935 


29628 


25,864 


25,424 


Roslindale 


115,014 


123,204 


132,682 


117,889 


131,611 


fSouth Boston 


54,257 


48,369 


50,474 


42,076 


70,881 


South End 


63,998 


64,719 


62,689 


63,581 


65,777 


ffTyler Street 














660 


Uphams Corner 


100,645 


103,014 


108,214 


102,041 


122,803 


Washington Village 


82,358 


75,908 


80,604 


71,605 


72,568 


West End 


101,477 


105,925 


108,551 


108,203 


109,117 


West Roxbury 


105,270 


110,918 


1 1 5,062 


106,161 


115,413 


fffBookmobile I 











104,278 


162,639 



Total for Branch Libraries 2,093,939 2,148,279 2,195.666 2,110,795 2,355,747 

Total for Division 2,612,296 2,679,908 2,755,948 2,676,026 2,916,924 

Told for Entire Library 

System 2,770,841 2,838,521 2,912,146 2,822,127 3,055,607 

* Branch Library opened August 29, 1951 
** Branch Library closed March 15, 1949 
*** Building condemned February 3, 1947; Branch Library reopened 
in temporary quarters March 31, 1947 
f Closed in old quarters January 28, 1950; reopened in new quarters 
June 12, 1950 
tt Reopened as Reading Room December 7, 195! 
fff Service began February 20, 1950 



[47] 

Distribution of Total Circulation in 1951 



Division of Reference 
and Research Services 

Central Library 

Direct lending to borrowers 119,450 

Central Library volumes circulated 
through Branch Issue De- 
partment 12,112 
Kirstein Business Branch 7,121 



FROM DEPOSITS IN 
SCHOOLS, INSTITUTIONS, 
AND ENGINE HOUSES* TOTALS 



19,450 



Total for Division 138,683 

Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services 

Open Shelf Department 199,036 

Young Peoples Room 46,974 

School Issue Department 14,416 

Branch Issue Department 56,914 

Staff Library 4,905 

Branch Libraries 

**Adams Street 45,481 

Alhton 82,733 

Brighton 59,068 

Charlestown 86,050 

City Point 53,358 

Codman Square 141,126 

Coiuiolly 86,266 

Dorchester 80,943 

East Boston 63,874 

Faneuil 51,024 

Hyde Park 76,194 

Jamaica Plain 81 ,027 

Jeffries Point 26,201 

Lower Mills 45,255 

Mattapan 99,170 

Memorial 76,466 

Mt. Bowdoin 76,816 

Mt. Pleasant 44,510 

Neponset 45,160 

North End 49,417 

Orient Heights 35,738 

Parker Hill 72,977 

Phillips Brooks 25,424 

Roslindale 131,611 

South Boston 70,881 

South End 65,777 

***Tyler Street 660 

Uphams Corner 122,803 

Washington Village 72,563 

West End 109,117 

West Roxbury 115,413 

Bookmobile I 162,639 

Total for Branch Libraries 2,355,747 

Total for Division 2,677,992 

Total for Entire Library 2,816,675 

* Estimated 
** Branch Library opened August 29, 1951 
*** Reopened as Reading Room December 7, 1951 



12,112 
7,121 

138,683 






199,036 





46,974 


222,628 


237,044 


12,398 


69,312 





4,905 




45,481 





82,733 





59,068 





86,050 





53,358 





141,126 





86,266 





80,943 





63,874 





51,024 





76,194 





81,027 





26,201 





45,255 





99,170 





76,466 





76,816 





44,510 





45,160 





49,417 





35,738 





72,977 





25,424 


— — 


131,611 





70,881 





65,777 





660 





122,803 





72,568 


3,906 


113,023 





115,413 





162.639 


3,906 


2,359,653 


238,932 


2,916,924 


238,932 


3,055,607 



[48] 

Analysis of Direct Home Use Circulation, 1951 



Division of Reference 
and Research Services 

Central Library 

Direct lending to borrowers 119,450 

Central Library volumes circulated 

through Branch Issue Department 12,112 
Kirstein Business Branch 7,121 



Total for Division 

Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services 



138,683 



JUVENILE 



TOTAL 



1 19,450 

12,112 
7,121 

138,683 



Open Shelf Department 


199,036 





199,036 


Young Peoples Room 


3,668 


43,306 


46,974 


School Issue Department 





14,416 


14,416 


Branch Issue Department 


56,914 





56,914 


Staff Library 


4,905 





4,905 


Branch Libraries 








*Adams Street 


22,855 


22,626 


45,481 


Allston 


56,435 


26,298 


82,733 


Brighton 


30,563 


28,505 


59,068 


Charlestown 


43,412 


42,638 


86,050 


City Point 


29,810 


23,548 


53,358 


Codman Square 


75,363 


65,763 


141,126 


Connolly 


44,649 


41,617 


86,266 


Dorchester 


40,327 


40,616 


80,943 


East Boston 


24,873 


39,001 


63,874 


Faneuil 


25,599 


25,425 


51,024 


Hyde Park 


38,571 


37,623 


76,194 


Jamaica Plain 


46,969 


34,058 


81,027 


Jeffries Point 


7,076 


19,125 


26,201 


Lower Mills 


24,383 


20,872 


45,255 


Mattapan 


48,556 


50,614 


99,170 


Memorial 


36,182 


40,284 


76,466 


Mt. Bowdoin 


38,266 


38,550 


76,816 


Mt. Pleasant 


18,806 


25,704 


44,510 


Neponset 


21,535 


23,625 


45,160 


North End 


15,977 


33,440 


49,417 


Orient Heights 


12,124 


23,614 


35,738 


Parker Hill 


33,598 


39,379 


72,977 


Phillips Brooks 


10,677 


14,747 


25,424 


Roslindale 


74,91 1 


56,700 


131,611 


South Boston 


38,397 


32,484 


70,881 


South End 


42,289 


23,488 


65,777 


**Tyler Street 


190 


470 


660 


Uphams Corner 


80,738 


42,065 


122,803 


Washington Village 


36,335 


36,233 


72,568 


West End 


77,719 


31,398 


109,117 


West Roxbury 


72,505 


42,908 


115,413 


Bookmobile I 


56,995 


105,644 


162,639 


Total for Branch Libraries 


1 ,226,685 


1,129,062 


2,355,747 


Total for Division 


1,491,208 


1,186,784 


2,677,992 


Total for Entire Library 


1,629,891 


1,186,784 


2,816,675 



* Branch Library opened August 29, 1951 
** Reopened as Reading Room December 7, 1951 



[49] 



Summary of Circulation by Divisions in 1951 



BOOKS LENT FOR HOME USE 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library (including Central Library books 

issued through Branch Libraries) 
Kirstein Business Branch 



Division of Home Reading and Community Se 
Open Shelf Department, Central Library . 
Young Peoples Room, Central Library 
School Issue Department, through schools . 
Branch Issue Department, through Branch 
Staff Library ..... 
Branch Libraries . . . . 





131,562 






7,121 


138,683 


•ices 


199,036 






46,974 






14,416 




ibraries 


56,914 
4,905 






. 2,355,747 


2,677,992 



2,816,675 



Total Circulation in 1951 

Books Lent for Home Use 

Division of Reference and Research Services . 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services . 

Deposits of books (estimated) . . . . , 



138,683 

2,677,992 

238,932 

3,055,607 



Gajns and Losses in Circulation, 1930 - 1951 





NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 




BOOKS LENT 


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 


-275359 


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 


2,765,255 


-106,080 


1945 


2,661,741 


-103,514 


1946 


2,750,089 


^88348 


1947 


2,770,841 


+20,752 


1948 


2,838,521 


+67,680 


1949 


2,912,146 


+73,625 


1950 


2,822,127 


-90,019 


1951 


3,055,607 


+233,480 



PERCENTAGE OF PERCENTAGE OF 

INCREASE OR INCREASE OR 

DECREASE FROM DECREASE 

PRECEDING YEAR FROM 1929 



+5% 

+ 12% 

+ 16% 

-0.3% 

-7% 

-5% 

-3% 

-67c 

-47c 

-4% 

-3% 

-10% 

-10% 

-12% 

-4% 

-4% 

+3% 

+6.87c 

+2% 

+3% 

-3% 

+8% 



+5% 

+ 17% 

+42% 

+41% 

+32% 

+26% 

+22% 

+15% 

+11% 

+7% 

+3% 

-7% 

-17% 

-27% 

-30% 

-32% 

-30% 

-29% 

-28% 

-26% 

-28St 

-22% 



[50] 



Classification of Home Use Circulation in Percentages, 1951 



DIVISION OF 


DIVISION OF 


HOME READING AND 


REFERENCE AND 


COMMUNITY SERVICES 


RESEARCH SERVICES 


Fiction for Adults 35.1% 
Nonfiction for Adults 20.6% 
Juvenile fiction and nonfiction 44.3% 


2.4% 

97.6% 



100.0% 



100.0% 



Inter-Library Loans, 1951 

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



Volumes lent to other libraries in Massachusetts 
Volumes lent to libraries outside of Massachusetts 



1,862 
326 

2,188 



Registration 
(Two-year period) 

Number of registered borrowers, December 31, 1951 

Adult 
Juvenile 



88,808 
76,258 

165,066 



Number of borrowers registered and reregistered during 1951 



Adult 
Juvenile 



46,542 
37,284 



83,826 
Missing Books from the Branch Lieraries, 1934 - 1951 



1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 





PERCENTAGE OF 


PERCENTAGE OF 




INCREASE OR 


INCREASE OR 


TOTAL 


DECREASE 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 


-1 1 % 


-62% 


4,977 


+6% 


-59% 


4,369 


-12% 


-64% 


3,616 


-17% 


-70% 


3,490 


-3% 


-71% 


3,334 


-4% 


-73% 


2,908 


-13% 


-76% 


3,348 


+ 15% 


-73% 


3,824 


+H% 


-69% 


3.549 


-7% 


-71% 


4,094 


+ 15% 


-67% 


3.709 


-9% 


-70% 



[51] 

Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1934 - 1951 









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 


-8% 


-61% 


1948 


934 


+7% 


-59% 


1949 


1,133 


+21% 


-50% 


1950 


1,220 


+8% 


-46% 


1951 


895 


-27% 


-60% 


Books 


Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1942 - 1951 








PERCENT OF 




TOTAL NUMBER 


TOTAL NUMBER 


VOLUMES BORROWED 




OF VOLUMES 


OF VOLUMES 


WHICH WERE 


YEAR 


UNRECOVERABLE 


BORROWED 


UNRECOVERABLE 


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 


0.0587c 


1951 


895 


2,359,653 


0.038'i 




USE OF 


FILMS, 1951 






Film 


Showings 





In Boston Public Library System . 
Outside Boston Public Library System . 

Total 
Film Audiences 



932 
8,175 

9,107 



INSIDE AND OUTSIDE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM 



Adult 

Juvenile ..... 

Total 

Film Collection 

Films in collection, January 1, 1951 
Films added in 1951 . 
Films withdrawn in 1951 

Net gain, 1951 .... 

Films in collection, December 31, 1951 . 

Film Registrations 

Film registrations, January 1, 1951 
New film registrations, 1951 



170 

4 



210,105 
364,140 

574,245 
265 

166 
431 



715 
336 



Film registrations, December 31, 1951 



1,051 



[52] 
VII 

THE CATALOGS 

Volumes Cataloged 



>n of Reference and Research Services 

Cataloged 

Central Library 14,045 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,115 

Recataloged 

Central Library 931 









16,091 


Division of Home Reading and Community 


Services 




Cataloged 








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






12,638 
1,966 
3,606 
4,167 

82,133 


Miscellaneous 






53 



104,563 

Films Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 170 

Card Work 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Library of Congress cards processed 47,886 

Cards processed on duplicating machine 86,755 

Cards typed 2,751 

137,392 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Cards processed on duplicating machine 292,083 

Cards typed 137,405 

429,488 

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

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library (including continuations) 16,971 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,115 

Books reported lost or missing in previous yeras 

but now found, etc. 1,113 19,199 



[53] 

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



99,941 



Books reported lost or missing in previous years 

but now found, etc. 362 100303 



119,502 



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 4,913 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,276 6,189 



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



59,101 



65,290 



VIII 
PRINTING AND BINDING 

The Printing Department 

Requisitions received and filled 500 

Cards (indicator, time, guide, etc.) 77,800 

Wiggin Print Collection (exhibition cards) 3,954 

Signs, posters, etc. 4,478 

Forms (numbered series, including blank forms) 4,877,691 

Forms, circulars, and sundries (outside the numbered series) 338,500 

Library publications, including book lists, programs, etc. 240,407 

The Binding Department 

Number of volumes bound in various styles 30,266 

Volumes repaired 1 1 1 

Volumes guarded 219 

Maps mounted 4 

Photographs and engravings mounted 296 

Library publications folded, plate tipped, collated, stitched, 

covered, and trimmed 356,413 

Portfolios, blocks, boxes, and desk pads made 6,831 

Covers made (miscellaneous types) 580 

Cutting and bundling 935 

Miscellaneous work done 594 



[54] 

IX 

LECTURES, FILM SHOWINGS, CONCERTS, AND 
EXHIBITIONS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 

LECTURES AND FILM SHOWINGS 
GENERAL LECTURE SERIES 



DATE 

Jan. 4 

Jan. 11 

Jan. 18 

Jan. 25 

Feb. 1 

Feb. 8 

Feb. 15 

Feb. 20 

Mar. 1 

Mar. 8 

Mar. 15 



TITLE LECTURER 

Family Night Film Program. Adventures of Chico. 

Norway — 1950. Illustrated with Ingolf V. Bockman, 
colored motion pictures. turer. 

Israel Lives Again. Illustrated 
with colored motion pictures. 



Le 



Adventuring with Wildlife. Illus- 
strated with colored motion pic- 
tures. 



Rabbi Leo Shubow, Temple 
B'nai B'rith, Somerville, 
Massachusetts. 

Robert L. Grayce, Teacher 
and Lecturer, Massachusetts 
Audubon Society. 



Film Program. True Glory, documentary motion picture of World 
War II. 

Special Preview of the motion picture, You Can Beat the A-Bomb. 



Charles W. Havice, S.T.B., 
Ph.D., Dean, and Head of 
the Department of Sociology, 
Northeastern University. 

Reverend Joseph P. Mona- 
han, Priest-Ventriloquist. 

Reverend John E. Murphy, 
S.J., Chairman of the De- 
partment of Gaelic Literature, 
Boston College Graduate 
School. 

Film program on the American Indian. Miracle on the Mesa, Pueblo 
Heritage, and Loons Necklace. 

Audubon's America. Illustrated 
with motion pictures. 



Building Brotherhood Through 
Films. Illustrated with the motion 
pictures, Brotherhood of Man, One 
God, Picture in Your Mind, and 
Sing a Song of Friendship. 

Catholic Book Week Program for 
Children. 

The Book of Kells and Related 
Manuscripts. Illustrated with slides. 



Mar. 29 World Health and World Peace. 



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

Dr. Jack G. Makari of Leb- 
anon, Fellow of the World 
Health Organization, and 
Dr. Vlado Getting, Commis- 
sioner of Public Health, 
Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts. 



[55] 



DATE TITLE 

Apr. 5 Film Program. Nanook of the North. 



Apr. 12 



Apr. 26 



Oct. 20 



Nov. 18 



Dec. 13 



Dec. 16 



Dec. 23 



Film Forum: The Teeai Agers' 
Point of View. Based on the mo- 
tion pictures, Are You Popular, 
and You and Your Family. 

Film Forum. Based on the motion 
picture, Feeling of Rejection. 



Students from the Solomon 
Lewenberg Junior High 
School. 



Dr. Isadore Green, Neuro- 
Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the 
Soldiers Home Hospital, 
Jewish Memorial Hospital, 
and the Hebrew Home for 
Aged Hospital. 



Human Relations Institute for Teachers and Librarians. Spon- 
sored by the Boston Public Library with the co-operation of the 
Boston Public Schools, the Independent School Association, and 
The National Conference of Christians and Jews. 



Jewish Book Month Program. The 
Jewish Child in Bookland. 



Handel's Messiah. Illustrated with 
recordings. 



Dickens' 
trated. 



Christmas Carol. Illus- 



Jewish Book Month Program. Are 
We the People of the Book: Mu- 
sical Program, under the direction 
of Mrs. Evelyn Borofsky-Roskin. 



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

Dr. Thompson Stone, Head, 
Music Department, Tufts 
College, and Conductor, 
Handel and Haydn Society. 

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

Professor Simon Rawido- 
wicz, Brandeis University. 



SPECIAL SUBJECT SERIES 

THE AMERICAN SCENE 



Nov. 1 5 The Covered Wagon Rolls East. 
Illustrated with colored slides. 

Nov. 29 The Pacific North West — The 
Evergreen Empire. Illustrated with 
colored slides. 



Stewart Anderson, Lecturer 
and Photographer. 

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



[56] 



GREAT MEN AND GREAT ISSUES 
IN OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE 

Film Discussion Programs Based on Famous Americans 

Members of The Never Too Late Group 

Nov. 19 Benjamin Franklin 

Nov. 26 Thomas Jefferson 

Dec. 3 Alexander Hamilton 

Dec. 1 George Washington 

Dec. 1 7 John Marshall 

ON TIMELY TOPICS 

This series was presented in co-operalion with 

Boston University Debating Team, 

Martin J. Levine, Public Service Manager 



TITLE 



Jan. 14 Is Vivisection Desirable?; a panel 
discussion. 



Feb. 1 1 Resolved: That Non-Communist 
Nations Should Form a New In- 
ternational Organization; a debate. 



Mar. 1 1 Should Communist China Be Ad- 
mitted to the United Nations?; a 
panel discussion. 



Apr. 1 Resolved: That the Hoover-Ken- 
nedy Proposals Should be Adopt- 
ed ; a debate. 



Nov. 1 8 How Can We as a Nation Im- 
prove Our Ethical and Moral Con- 
duct?; a panel discussion. 



Members of the Boson Uni- 
versity Debating Team. Aus- 
tin J. Freeley, Boston Uni- 
versity Coach of Debate, 
Moderator. 

Members of the Boston Uni- 
versity Debating Team. Aus- 
tin J. Freeley, Boston Uni- 
versity Coach of Debate, 
Moderator. 

Members of the debating 
teams of Boston University 
and Bates College. Austin J. 
Freeley, Boston University 
Coach of Debate, Modera- 
tor. 

Members of the debating 
teams of Boston University 
and Pennsylvania State Col- 
lege. Austin J. Freeley, Bos- 
ton University Coach of De- 
bate, Moderator. 

Members of the debating 
teams of Boston University 
and Tufts College. Austin J. 
Freeley, Assistant Professor 
in Speech, and Boston Uni- 
versity Coach of Debate, 
Moderator. 



[57] 



LECTURER 



Should Women be Drafted 
Wartime?; a symposium. 



Members of the debating 
teams of Boston University, 
Wellesley College, Harvard 
University, and Providence 
College. Austin J. Freeley, 
Assistant Professor in Speech 
and Boston University Coach 
of Debate, Moderator. 



OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE IN MUSIC 



The Mayflower' Brings Music: 
A.D. 1620. Illustrated with re- 
cordings and live music. 



1 5 New England Folk Music from 
the Eighteenth Century. Illustrated 
with music by a fiddler, an old- 
time chantey man, and recordings. 

22 Music in Boston: A Thumbnail 
Sketch. Illustrated with recordings 
and piano selections. 

29 The Celtic Contribution to Ameri- 
can Music. Scotch Music. Illus- 
trated with vocal selections. Irish 
Music. Illustrated with recordings. 



Nov. 8 The Negro Contribution to Ameri- 
can Music. Illustrated with music 
by the members of the Boston Ne- 
gro American Chorus. 

Nov. I 9 American Composers of the People. 
Illustrated with recordings. 



Nov. 26 Program of American Music. 



Elna Sherman, Pianist, Com- 
poser, and Teacher at Bos- 
ton University College of 
Music. 

Mrs. Eloise Linscott, Author, 
Lecturer, and Collector of 
Folk Songs. 



H. Earle Johnson, Assistant 
Professor of Music, Clark 
University. 

Anne Germain, Vocalist. 
John P. McGrail, Supervisor 
in Education, Division of 
University Extension, Massa- 
chusetts Department of Edu- 
cation. 

Ernest W. Simms, Director, 
Boston Negro American 
Chorus. 



Warren S. Freeman, Dean, 
Boston University College of 
Music. 

Boston University Chapel 
Choir, conducted by Allen 
C. Lannom, Associate Pro- 
fessor of Music, Boston Uni- 
versity. 



[58] 



SPANISH ART AND CULTURE 



TITLE 



Nov. 19 The Castilian Club and the Boston 
Public Library. 

Nov. 26 The Capias de Manrique. 



Dec. 6 The Spanish Paintings in the Vien- 
na Treasures. Illustrated with slides. 



CONCERTS 



Apr. 1 5 Concert. 
Apr. 22 Concert. 

Apr. 29 Concert. 



LECTURER 



Andres Iglesias Velayos, 
Spanish Consul in Boston. 

Julian Marias, Visiting Pro- 
fessor of Spanish Literature, 
Wellesley College. 

Graham Prescott Teller, Di- 
rector, Vesper George Gal- 
lery and Instructor, Vesper 
George School of Art. 



Emelina Gentili, Soprano. 
Assisted by Leo Litwin, 
Pianist. 

Einar Hansen, Violinist of 
the Boston Symphony Or- 
chestra. Assisted by Harold 
Hansen, Clarinetist and Gil- 
bert Boyer, Pianist. 

Choral Society of the Massa- 
chusetts State Federation of 
Women's Clubs. Evelyn B. 
Roskin, Conductor ; Frances 
G a 1 v i n, Mezzo-Soprano ; 
David Maddern, Pianist ; 
Laura Webster Hull, Ac- 
companist. 



Jan. 


9 


Jan. 


16 


Jan. 


23 


Jan. 


30 


Feb. 


6 


Feb. 


13 



[59] 

AFTERNOON FILM PROGRAMS 

Jan. 2 Making of a Mural, Mildred Dilling, Plastic Art, and Steps of the 
Ballet. 

Let's Discuss It. Based on the motion picture, Of Human Rights. 

African Fauna, Australia Today, and In and Around Capetown. 

Let's Discuss It. Based on the motion picture, Life with Grandpa. 

Birds in Winter, Clean Waters, Gift of Green, and Monarch 
Butterfly. 

Coolidge Quartet, Hymn of the Nations, and Myra Hess. 

Let's Discuss It. Based on the motion picture, Fight for Better 
Schools. 

Feb. 27 Let's Discuss It. Based on the motion picture, The Cummington 
Story. 

Mar. 6 Wings to Ireland and You Can Change the World. 

Mar. 27 John Greenleaf Whitlier, Life of Thomas Edison, and Oliver Wen- 
dell Holmes. 

Apr. 3 Caravans of Trade, Pony Express, and Washington Irving. 

Apr. 1 7 Historic New England and Wings over Latin America. 

Apr. 24 Library of Congress, Printing Through the Ages, and Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Nov. 6 Building a Nation (Israel), The Earth Sings, and Jerusalem — 
The Holy City. 

Nov. 1 3 Eighteen Century Life in Williamsburg, Virginia and Historic New 
England. 

Nov. 20 Family Outing, Fight for Better Schools, and Fitness is a Family 
Affair. 

Nov. 27 Canadian Cruise, Canoe Country, Highland Holiday, and North 
to Hudson Bay. 

Dec. 4 Boundary Lines, Brotherhood of Man, and The Challenge. 

Dec. 1 1 Evolution of Art in Spain, Goya, El Greco, and Picture in Your 
Mind. 

SPECIAL ATOM-BOMB PROGRAMS 

These programs were planned with the co-operation of the 
Massachusetts and City of Boston Departments of Civil Defense 



Mar. 


12 


Noon-time showings of the film, You Can Beat the A-Bomb 


Mar. 


13 


Same. 


Mar. 


14 


Same. 


Mar. 


15 


Same. 


Mar. 


16 


Same. 



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



DATE TITLE 

Jan. 9 Proposed Roads to Peace. (A 

through course of six lectures Tuesdays and 

Jan. 26 Fridays.) 

Feb. 2 Population Problems of the World, 

through (A course of eight lectures Tues- 

Feb. 27 days and Fridays.) 



Mar. 2 The Quest for Physical Theory, 
through Problems in the Methodology of 
Mar. 30 Scientific Research. (A course of 
eight lectures, Tuesdays and Fri- 
days.) 

Nov. 2 Stellar Evolution. (A course of 
through eight lectures, Tuesdays and Fri- 
Nov. 27 days.) 

Dec. 3 Medical Education — A Concern 
through of the People. (A course of four 
Dec. 1 3 lectures, Mondays and Thursdays.) 



Cord Meyer, Jr., B.A., Jun- 
ior Fellow, Society of Fel- 
lows, Harvard University. 

Karl Sax, S.D., Professor of 
Botany at Harvard Univer- 
sity, Supervisor of the Bussey 
Institution and Director of 
the Arnold Arboretum. 

Thomas S. Kuhn, A.M., 
Ph.D., Junior Fellow, Society 
of Fellows, Harvard Univer- 
sity. 

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, 
B.A., Ph.D., D.Sc, hon., 
Phillips Astronomer, Har- 
vard Universiy. 

James Howard Means, 
M.B., Jackson Professor of 
Clinical Medicine, Emeritus, 
Harvard University, and 
Consultant in Medicine, 
Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. 



FILM COUNCIL OF GREATER BOSTON 



Mc 



13 



The Recreation Film Com- 
mittee of the Film Council of 
Greater Boston. Alvin G. 
Kenney, Director, Commu- 
nity Recreation Service of 
Boston, Chairman. 



Apr. 10 



D ( 



Preview of Recreational and Leis- 
ure Time Activity Films. A Chance 
to Play, To Hear Your Banjo 
Play, Schooltime in Camp, Tum- 
bling, Craflsmen at Work, Around 
the Diamond, Play Better Coif, 
Brush Techniques, Wild Fowl in 
Action, Monarch Butterfly, Loons 
Necklace, Moving Ahead with 
Music, and Skiing in the Lauren- 
tians. 

The American Way of Life. Illus- Industrial Group of the Film 

trated with the motion pictures, Council of Greater Boston. 

Enterprise, Letter to a Rebel, and Edward W. Palmer, Chair- 

Of This We are Proud. man. 

Showing of prize-winning films from the First Annual Film Festival, 
American Cowboy, Angry Boy, and The Big Idea. 



[61 



THE NEVER TOO LATE GROUP 



The New Social Security Act and 
How It Affects the Older Person. 



"Chota Durbar" (A Little Gather- My Experiences in Burma, 
ering). Illustrated with the motion 1887—89. George V. Ken- 
picture, India, Asia's New Voice. yon-Ashenden, Oriental Cos- 
tumes of the Punjab. Ella C. 
Forbes; My Experiences in 
the Palace in Mandi State. 
Mary Forbes; My Experi- 
ences in India, 1945-46. 
Reverend William C. Hart. 
Piano selections and Indian 
Love Songs. Mrs. Albert E. 
Rogers. Alicia Starratt, 
Chairman. 

Henry J. Gromko, Assistant 
Manager, Boston Field Of- 
fice, Social Security. 
18 Film Program. North East Corner, Scotland: Background of Liter- 
ature, and Wings to England and Belgium. 
25 French Emigres in New England. Madame Odelle Bailly. 
Illustrated with the motion picture, 
Food for Paris Markets. 
1 Behind the Scenes with the Massa- William F. Kidney, Techni- 
chusetts Department of Public cal Sergeant, Massachusetts 
Safety. Illustrated with slides. Department of Public Safety, 

Allan K. Strong, Chairman. 
8 Our Neighbors to the North. Illustrated with the motion pictures, 
Peoples of Canada, Road to Caspe, Spring Fever, and Youll 
Take the High Road. 
1 5 Our Neighbors to the South. Illustrated with the motion pictures, 
There Were Two Doctors and Wings over Latin America. 
1 Original Writings by members of The Forgotten Woman; an 
The Never Too Late Group. essay. George V. Kenyon- 

Ashenden; Wit and Wisdom 
in Jingle; an appreciation. 
Mary Forbes; Inspiration: 
1 . a poem, 2. an incident. 
Mrs. Herbert E. Yerxa; 
The World Rebel; a poem. 
Ella C. Forbes; Pen Picture 
of a Great Teacher; a bi- 
ography. Marion G. Godette; 
The Elopement; a short 
story. Alicia Starratt; An 
Impromptu; a poem. Mem- 
bers of The Never Too Late 
Group. Rosamond K. Gra- 
ham, Chairman. 



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Mar. 8 How the Older Person can Assist 
in the Civil Defense Program. Illus- 
trated with the motion picture, 
You Can Beat the A-Bomb. 

Mar. 1 5 My Five Years as a Mining Pros- 
pector in South Africa, 1893- 
1 898. Illustrated with the motion 
picture, In and Around Capetown. 

Mar. 22 An Afternoon of Music. 



Mar. 29 Hobby Demonstration. 

Apr. 5 Barro Colorado: Primeval Jungle 
of Panama. Illustrated with colored 
slides. 

Apr. 1 2 This is New England. Illustrated 
with colored slides. 



Apr. 26 My Five Years in Ecuador. Illus- 
trated with the motion picture, 
Earthquake in Ecuador. 

May 10 A Tour Around Europe and a 
Visit to the Ice Cap. Illustrated 
with slides. 

May 1 7 Current Book Reviews Presented 
Dramatically. 



May 24 What the Threat of War Means 
to Me; a symposium. 



May 31 How to Enjoy the Later Years; a 
panel discussion. 



June 7 Stained Glass — Medieval and 
Modern. Illustrated with slides. 



LECTURER 

Frank Magullion, Assistant 
to the Director, Civil Defense 
Department, City of Boston. 

Captain John D. Kazar. In- 
terviewed by Ralph E. Hil- 
and. 

Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. 

Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. 

Mrs. G. William Cottrell, 
Jr. 

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

Mrs. Carlos L. Stagg, Lec- 
turer. 

Mrs. Eugene Tyron Red- 
mond, Lecturer. 

Ramona Graham Cook, 
President of the Bassachusetts 
Pen Women, and Members 
of The Never Too Late 
Group. 

Debating Team of Roslin- 
dale High School. John J. 
Landngan, Master of En- 
glish, R o si i n d a 1 e High 
School, Moderator. 

Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. Professor Rob- 
ert C. Givler, Moderator. 

Wilbur H. Burnham, design- 
er and master craftsman. 



[63] 

DATE TITLE LECTURER 

June 14 My Internment in China, 1943-45. Hazel F. Bailey, Lecturer. 

June 21 Film Program. Bird Migration, Brush Techniques, Craftsmen at 
Wor\ (Canada), Growth of Flowers, and Spring Fever (Nova 
Scotia). 

June. 28 Fiim Program. Nanook of the North. 

Sept. 20 Travel through films. Adventures of Chico and Animals Unlimited. 

Sept. 27 The National Parks through films. V o Semite — End of the Rain- 
bow, Realm of the Wild, and Rock]) Mountain Trout. 

Oct. 4 Iceland: Land of Frost and Fire. Miss Sigga Gudmunds, Lec- 
Illustrated with colored slides. turer. 

Oct. 1 1 Arson and Related Matters. Illus- Detective Lieutenant Jere- 
tratd with slides. miah J. Sullivan, Division of 

Fire Prevention, Massachu- 
setts Department of Public 
Safety. 

Oct. 1 8 A Norwegian Yankee Returns. II- Mrs. Hugh L. Robinson, 
lustrated with the motion picture, Lecturer. 
Norwegian Children. 

Oct. 25 Your Vote is Needed to Make Mrs. Thomas H. Mahony, 
Democracy Work. former President of the 

League of Women Voters of 
Boston. 

Nov. 1 Film Program. Artisans of Florence, Rome — the Eternal City, 
and Greece. 

Nov. 8 The Fiji Islands and New Zea- Mr. Frank Atkinson, Lec- 
land. Illustrated with colored slides. turer. 

Nov. 1 5 The Challenge of Labrador. Illus- Miss Shirley S. Smith, Sec- 
trated with a colored motion pic- retary of the New England 
ture. Grenfell Association. 

Nov. 29 The United Nations and World Joseph I. Sargon, Lecturer 
Disputes; a film discussion. from the United Council on 

World Affairs. 



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Dec. 



Recent Books About the Older 
Persons; a symposium. 



LECTURER 

Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. The Best Years 
by Walter B. Pitkin, reviewed 
by Miss Alicia Starratt. Re- 
tire and Be Happy by Irving 
Salomon, reviewed by Robert 
White. These Harvest Years 
by Janet H. Baird, reviewed 
by Mrs. Jessie M. Haynes. 
Trends in Gerontology by 
Nathan W. Shock, reviewed 
by George V. Kenyon-Ash- 
enden. Mrs. Edith H. Bailey, 
Branch Librarian, Eemiritus, 
Boson Public Library, Mod- 
erator. 

Mrs. Ruth Sears, Associate 
Director of the Department 
for Older People, the Family 
Society of Greater Boston; 
Mrs. Eleanor T. Lehman, 
Case Worker with Older 
Persons, The Boston Provi- 
dent Association ; and Miss 
Matilda Wolf, Supervisor, 
Special Services, Jewish Fam- 
ily and Children's Service. 

Adeline Raymond Ward, 
Speaker and Pianist. Assisted 
by Katherine Gray Bingham, 
Mezzo-soprano. 

Dec. 27 Film Program. Picturesque Sweden, Understanding the Swiss, and 
William Tell 



Dec. 13 



What Our Community Offers the 
Older Person in Personal Services; 
a symposium. 



Dec. 20 The Story of Christmas Carols. 



[65] 



January 2 — 31 
February 2-28 



EXHIBITS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 
Main Lobby 

The Theatre is the Thing. 
Race and Religious Reading. 



February 11 — 17 
February 18 — 25 



March 1 - April 1 
April 2-30 
May 1 - 31 
June 1 — July 1 
August 3 1 — September 30 
October 1 - November 3 
November 5—25 
December 1 — 9 
December 10 — 31 



Negro History Week. 

Brotherhood Week and Catholic Book 

Week. 

Audubon Centenary. 

Civil Defense. 

British Art and Artists since 1900. 

Paris is 2,000 Years of Age. 

Labor's Role in the Community. 

The Handel and Haydn Society. 

Children's Books, 1945-1950. 

Gifts to the Library. 

Christmas, the Feast of the Nativity. 



January 2—31 

February 2-28 

March 1 - April 1 

April 2-30 

May 1 - 13 

May 14-31 

June 1 — July 1 

August 3 1 — September 30 



Puvis De Chavannes Gallery 

Unity House. 

February is the Birthday Month. 

Audubon Centenary. 

Children's Drawings. 

National and Inter-American Music Week. 

National Defense Week. 

A Librarian Photographs Mexcio. 



October 1 - 28 
October 29 - November 25 
November 26 - December 9 
December 10—31 



Piano Tuning, Regulating, and Repairing 
as Taught by the North Bennet Street In- 
dustrial School. 

Fire Prevention Week. 

Low Tiles. 

Gifts to the Library. 

Christmas Designs for Stained Glass. 



[66] 



EXHIBITS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 
Sargent Gallery 



January 3 — February 1 

February 2 — 28 
March 1-31 

April 2 - 16 
April 1 7 - 30 

May 2-14 

May 15 - 30 

May 3 1 - June 30 

July 1 - 30 

August 31 — September 30 

October 1-28 
October 29 - November 25 
November 26 - December 9 
December 10 — 31 



Reproduction of Old Russian Miniature 
Paintings. 

Modern French Rug Designs. 

Codex Nutall — Facsimile of a Form of 
Picture Writing. 

The Metropolitan Opera Visits Boston. 

Jean Honore Fragonard, born April 5, 
1732. 

Sir James Matthew Barrie, May 9, 1 860- 
June 19, 1937. 

Botticelli Commemorative Display. 

Frank Lloyd Wright. 

William Makepeace Thackeray. 

Piano Tuning, Regulating, and Repairing 
as Taught by the North Bennet Street In- 
dustrial School. 

Fire Prevention Week. 

Low Tiles. 

Gifts to the Library. 

Christmas Carols and Stories. 



January 2 — 31 

February 1 — 28 

February 1 — March 31 
March 1 - May 31 
April 1 - May 3 1 
June 1 — November 30 
December 1—31 



Treasure Room 

Boston Medical Library Anniversary Ex- 
hibit. 

Etchings and Woodcuts by Rudolph Ru- 
zicka. 

Catholic Book Week. 

Audubon Centennial Exhibit. 

Fifty Best Books of the Year. 

Paris Bimillenial Exhibit. 

Civil War Sketches. 



[67] 

EXHIBITS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 
Wiggin Gallery 



January 2 — 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 



Contemporary Woodcuts and Wood-en- 
gravings. 



James McBey 
Etchings. 



Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 
the Theatre, Lithographs. 

Jean Louis Forain — 
Etchings, and Drypoints 



Gavarni 
graphs. 



Prints of the Desert, 
Prints of 
Religious Prints, 
Costumes et Modes, Litho- 



Prints of Paris — Daumier, Gavarni, 
Lepere, Meryon, etc., Etchings, Drypoints, 
Lithographs. 

Jacques Vilion — Etchings and Drypoints. 

Childe Hassam — Prints and Drawings. 

States of Prints — Austin, Bone, Brock- 
hurst, Forain, Griggs, Heintzelman, John, 
McBey, etc., Etchings, Drypoints, Litho- 
graphs. 

Early and Late Prints — Arms, Bellows, 
Blampied, Bone, Briscoe, Benson, Camer- 
on, Copley, Haden, John, Pennell, Tou- 
lose-Lautrec, Whistler, Zorn, etc., Etchings, 
Drypoints, Lithographs, Wood-Engravings. 

Tenth Anniversary Exhibition — Selection 
of Masterpieces, Austin, Benson, Bone, 
Cameron, Diirer, Goya, Millet, Rembrandt, 
Van Dyck, etc., Etchings, Drypoints, Litho- 
graphs, Wood-engravings. 



[68] 

X 

TRUST FUNDS 

Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - 1951 





BALANCE 




TOTAL AMOUNT 








UNEXPENDED 




AVAILABLE 








FROM 


RECEIPTS 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


UNEXPENDED 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$74,906.92 


$22,796.21 


$52,110.71 


1931 


52.110.71 


27,507.00 


79,617.71 


20,839.73 


58,777.98 


1932 


58,777.98 


27,713.68 


86,491.66 


22,801.04 


63,690.62 


1933 


63,690.62 


27,226.68 


90,917.30 


26,633.94 


64,283.36 


1934 


64,283.36 


27,006.01 


91,289.37 


19,083.82 


72,205.55 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


97.699.69 


24,496.50 


73.203.19 


1936 


73,203.19 


25,730.57 


98,933.76 


58,826.03 


40,107.73 


1937 


40,107.73 


59,839.65 


99,947.38 


51,161.81 


48,785.57 


1938 


48,785.57 


296,214.26 


344,999.83 


86,338.96 


258.660.87 


1939 


258,660.87 


57,656.41 


316,317.28 


119,899.86 


196,417.42 


1940 


196,417.42 


50,889.53 


247,306.95 


128,403.69 


118,903.26 


1941 


118,903.26 


52,678.52 


171.581.78 


93,969.34 


77,612.44 


1942 


77,612.44 


54,112.16 


131,724.60 


50,625.70 


81.098.90 


1943 


81,098.90 


55,200.41 


136,299.31 


61,016.62 


75,282.69 


1944 


75,282.69 


52,698.82 


127,981.51 


40,839.88 


87,141.63 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


137,942.23 


42,695.41 


95,246.82 


1946 


95,246.82 


50,826.82 


146,073.64 


45,199.61 


100,874.03 


1947 


100,874.03 


47,620.06 


148,494.09 


46,156.27 


102,337.82 


1948 


102,337.82 


50,351.26 


152,689.08 


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 


1951 


40,178.23 


28,581 .23 


68,759.46 


39,274.94 


29,484.52 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - 1951 





amount unexpended 








from previous 






YEAR 


YEAR 


RECEIPTS 


EXPENDITURES 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$22,796.21 


1931 


52,110.71 


27,507.00 


20,839.73 


1932 


58,777.98 


27,713.68 


22,801.04 


1933 


63,690.62 


27,226.68 


26,633.94 


1934 


64,283.36 


27,006.01 


19,083.82 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


24,496.50 


1936 


73,203.19 


25,730.57 


58,826.03 


1937 


40,107.73 


59,839.65 


51,161.81 


1938 


48,785.57 


296,214.26 


86,338.96 


1939 


258,660.87 


57,656.41 


119.899.86 


1940 


196,417.42 


50,889.53 


128,403.69 


1941 


118,903.26 


52,678.52 


93,969.34 


1942 


77,612.44 


54.112.16 


50,625.70 


1943 


81 ,098.90 


55,200.41 


61,016.62 


1944 


75,282.69 


52,698.82 


40,839.88 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


42,695.41 


1946 


95,246.82 


50,826.82 


45,199.61 


1947 


100,874.03 


47,620.06 


46,156.27 


1948 


102,337.82 


50,351.26 


56,80838 


1949 


95,880.70 


45,21 5.89 


84,137.28 


1950 


56,959.31 


44,249.29 


61,030.37 


1951 


40,178.23 


28,581.23 


39,274.94 



[69] 

Income from Trust Funds, 1930 - 1951 





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 


1931 


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 


J935 


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 


3.380.56 


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 


1951 


2,807.20 


22,905.03 


2,869.00 


28,581.23 



[70] 

INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1951 
General Summary 

Without restriction as to use of income $2,807.20 

For purchase of library materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books $14,642.47 

Books only — without restriction as to kind of books 2,146.81 

Books only — with restriction as to kind of books 6,115.75 22,905.03 

With miscellaneous restrictions as to use of income 

For special purposes, not purchase of library materials $832.70 

For specified branch libraries 658.72 

For newspapers only 1,377.58 2,869.00 $28,581.23 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1951 
By Individual Funds 

Without Restriction as to Use of Income 

Bernard $5.00 

Bradlee 6.25 

Center 465.49 

Ford, Legacy 9.72 

Ford, Trust 67,76 

Gammons 6.3 1 

Hemenwav 16.67 

Hyde 39.24 

Kirstein 12.50 

Lambert 5.52 

Moore .61 

North 5.00 

Phillips 1,050.00 

Sigilman 192.14 

Skinner 434.91 

Stewart 58.33 

Treadwell 431.75 $2,807.20 



Funds Whose Income is Available for Purchase of Library Materials 

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

Benton $14,526.21 
Blanchard 51.32 

Gest 7.65 

Lang 57.29 $14,642.47 



[71] 

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



Ainsley 


$1,202.37 


Knapp 


$31.88 


Bigelow 


40.00 


Sewall 


88.54 


Billings 


524.40 


Underhill 


4.35 


Clement 


13.33 


Wadlin 


40.01 


Cutter 


27.03 


Wales 


88.54 


Kimball 


71.53 


Wilson 


14.83 



2,146.81 



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



Artz 

Bates 

Bowditch 

Brown 

Codman 

Elizabeth 

Frankli 

Green 

Hannigan 

C. Harris 

Hersey 

A. Lawrence 



Club 



$78.40 Lewis $83.33 

2,000.00 O'Reilly 7.72 

425.00 Pierce 1 56.20 

Reed 2.50 

15.11 Scholfield 1,993.99 

83.33 Storrow 62.50 

42.50 Ticknor 102.38 

15.91 Townsend 100.00 

.35 Twentieth Regiment 35.42 

425.00 J. L. Whitney— Books 133.02 

36.58 J. L. Whitney— Manus. 66.51 

250.00 



6,115.75 22,905.03 



Funds With Miscellaneous Restrictions as to Use of Income 

For Special Purposes. Not for Purchase of Library Materials 

Boston Book Fair 1938 $1.29 

Central Library Building .42 

Nichols Book Prize 5.00 

Sargent 10.99 

A. L. Whitney 48.50 

J. L. Whitney — Bibliographic 700.00 

J. L. Whitney — Care and Cataloging of manuscripts 66.50 832.70 



For Branch Libraries 

Guerrier 

T. B. Harris 

Hinsman 

E. Lawrence 

Loring 

Mead 

Morse 

Oakland 

Pratt 

South Boston 

Tufts 



$2.10 

56.87 

12.53 
3.33 
2.08 

62.90 

2.50 

458.58 

14.61 
.83 

42.39 



658.72 



For Newspapers Only 
Todd 



1,377.58 2,869.00 



$28,581.23 



[72] 

LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1951 

The figures listed are for the book values of investments as of December 
31, 1951. 

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

$222,440.34 

Victorine Thomas Artz Fund — Donation from VlCTORlNE 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, 
in March, 1853. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By an Agreement of Compromise entered in the Probate Court 
of Suffolk County on January 15, 1935, the Benton Book 
Fund was established ". . . as a permanent fund, the income and 



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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. $1,096,665.93 

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. 

$2,383,513.31 

Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund — Bequest of Charles H. L. N. 
BERNARD. The income from 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, 1850, when Mayor of the City. 
The income from this fund is to be appropriated for the purchase of 
books for the increase of the library. $1,000.00 

Robert Charles Billings Fund — Bequest of ROBERT CHARLES BlL- 
LINGS. 

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

Kate E. Blanchard — Bequest of K.ATE 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 in 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 1 890. 

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

Caleb David Bradlee Fund — Bequest of Rev. Caleb David 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. $23,283.19 

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. $100,000.00 

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 1 898. 

$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 



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John Deferrari Fund — Bequest of John Deferrari, of Boston, to 
the Trustees of the Boston Public Library. The income is to be 
accumulated and added to the principal for investment and re- 
investment until that time when the John Deferrari wing or other 
part of an enlarged Central Library Building has been brought 
into being in accordance with the John Deferrari Indenture of 
Trust Dated July 1, 1947, and the net income from the fund so 
established to be used as the Trustees of the Library shall direct 
for the maintenance, care, and repair of the said wing. First pay- 
ment received in 1 95 1 . $5,000.00 

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: 

"I give and bequeath to the Trustees of the Public Library of the 
City of Boston, twenty-five thousand dollars, to be called the Eliza- 
beth Fund, to be received, held and securely invested, and only the 
net income therefrom expended every year in the purchase of such 
books of permanent value and authority as may be most useful in 
said Library." $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 1 900. $6,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund — Bequest of Daniel Sharp Ford 
to the Public Library of the City of Boston, to be used for general 
purposes. Received in 1935. $6,192.65 

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

Mrs. Amy E. Gammons Memorial Fund — Bequest of LlLLY ALICE 
KeNYON, of Boston, to be known as the Mrs. Amy E. Gammons 
Memorial Fund, the income to be used for general purposes. 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 1 878 and 1 884. 

$2,037.17 



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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 

Also a gift from the Saturday Evening Girls; to be added to the 
Edith Guerrier Fund. Received in 1 950. $1 00.00 

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

Also a gift from the Saturday Evening Girls; to be added to the 
Edith Guerrier Fund. Received in 1951. $25.00 

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

Charlotte Harris Fund — Bequest of CHARLOTTE Harris, the object 
of which is stated in the following extract from her will: "I give to 
the Charlestown Public Library $10,000, to be invested on interest, 
which interest is to be applied to the purchase of books published 
before 1850. I also give to said Public Library my own private li- 
brary and the portrait of my grandfather, Richard Devens." Be- 
quests accepted by City Council, July 31, 1877. Under authority 
of the Acts of 1 900, 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. $3,345.52 

Alfred Hemenway Fund — Bequest of ALFRED HEMENWAY. Re- 
ceived in 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. Hyde, 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 



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

"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 

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 Fund — 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 in 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 in 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 1860. $10,000.00 

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

Library Art Fund — The income, together with all increments thereto, 
to be used as the Board of Trustees shall from time to time direct 
for the care, repair, and preservation of works of art at the Boston 
Public Library and its branch libraries. Received in 195 1 . $500.00 

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 in 1 896. $500.00 



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

$2,530.51 

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

Francis A. Morse Library Fund — Bequest of FRANCIS A. Morse, of 
West Roxbury; the income only to be expended annually for the 
purchase of books for the West Roxbury Branch Library suitable 
for children of school age. Received in 1936. $1,157.50 

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 1 897. 

$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, 1849, the interest on 
which is to be annually devoted to the maintenance of a free Pub- 
lic 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. $6,365.93 



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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 in 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 

Scholfield Public Library Trust Fund — Bequest of ARTHUR ScHOL- 
FILLD, who died in New York, January 1 7, 1 883, the interest to 
be paid to certain heirs during their lives, and then to be used for 
the purchase of books of permanent value. The last heir, Joseph 
Scholfield, died November 1 8, 1 889, and by his will bequeathed 
to the City of Boston the sum of $1 1,766.67, which represents the 
income of said fund received by him up to the time of his death, 
to which was added $33.33 accrued interest on deposit up to the 
time of investment, to be added to the fund given by his brother. 

$65,351.21 

Richard Black Sewall Fund — Extract from the will of RlCHARD 
Black Sewall : "Tenth: — I bequeath the following pecuniary 
legacies clear of legacy tax, namely, To the Trustees of the Public 
Library of the City of Boston $25,000 to be added to their funds 
and the income to be used for the purchase of books." Received in 
1918. $32,000.00 

Samuel Sigilman Fund — Bequest of Samuel SlGiLMAN 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 



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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 1 879. 

$100.00 

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

$4,532.50 

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 TlCKNOR, 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 for the care and custody of the books and manuscripts. 
Received in 1871. $4,106.71 

William C. Todd Fund — Donation by WlLLIAM C. TODD, of Atkins, 
N. H., accepted by order of the City Council, approved October 
30, 1897, the income to be at least two thousand dollars a year, 
to be expended by the Library Trustees for newspapers of this and 
other countries. $56,601.10 

Mary P. Townsend Fund — Donation from William Minot and William 
Minot, Jr., executors of the will of Mary 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 



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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 
1 879. $4,000.00 

Daniel Treadwell Fund — By the will of the late Daniel TREADWELL, 
of Cambridge, late Rumford Professor in Harvard College, who 
died February 27, 1872, he left the residue of his estate, after 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 in 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 Underhill Fund — Net proceeds under the Judicial Settle- 
ment of the Account of Arthur Lovell, as Executor of the Last 
Will and Testament of Francis Jay Underhill, late of Brook- 
lyn, New York, the income to be expended for the purchase of 
books. Received in 1 939. $524.70 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (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 



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Whitney Funds — Bequests of James Lyman Whitney, who died Sep- 
tember 25, 1910. 

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

$5,514.38 
James Lyman Whilney 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. $55,641.61 

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. WlL- 
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 Bates Fund 
Benton .Book Fund 
Benton Building Fund 
Charles H. 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 . 



$222,440.34 

13,538.87 

50,000.00 

1,096,665.93 

2,383,513.31 

2,315.00 

1,000.00 

1 1 5,266,46 

5,000.00 

172.70 

10,000.00 

1,000.00 

23,283.19 

47,760.64 

. 1 50.00 

100,000.00 

2,355.00 



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Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund 

Abram E. Cutter Fund 

John Defarrari Fund . 

The Elizabeth Fund 

Daniel Sharp Ford Legacy Fund 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund . 

Franklin Club Fund . 

Mrs. Mary E. Gammons Memorial Fund 

Morris Gest Fund 

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 

Franklyn P. Hyde Fund 

David P. Kimball Fund 

Louis E. Kirstein Fund 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund 

Frederic and Louise Lambert Fund 

B. J. Lang Memorial Fund . 

Abbott Lawrence Fund 

Edward Lawrence Fund 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund . 

Library Art 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 Phillips (Book) Fund . 

Jonathan Phillips (Maintenance) Fund 

Henry L. Pierce Fund 

Sarah E. Pratt Fund . 

Guilford Reed Fund . 

John Singer Sargent Fund . 

Scholfield Public Library Trust Fund 

Richard .Black Sewall Fund 

Samuel Sigilman 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. Underhill Fund . 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1932) 

Horace G. Wadlin Furd (1936) 

George C. Wales Fund 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 

Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund . 

Total 



4,805.65 
4,270.00 
5,000.00 

28,468.75 

6,000.00 

6,192.65 

1,000.00 

500.00 

2,967.50 

2,037.17 

741.92 

125.00 

10,000.00 
3,345.52 
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 

10,000.00 

557.50 

6,475.00 

500.00 

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 
6,365.93 
1,503.18 
1,157.50 
4,330.74 

65,351.21 

32,000.00 

18,788.31 

55,995.65 

100.00 

4,532.50 

30,312.50 
4,106.71 

56,601.10 
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 

55,641.61 
1,118.00 



$4,661 ,626.36 



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GIFTS RECEIVED DURING 1951 
For Immediate Use 

Albert H. Wiggin $350.00 

(for the Print Department) 
Northern New England District, International Ladies Garment 

Workers Union 50.00 

(for the purchase of films) 
Albert H. and Jesse D. Wiggin Foundation ...... 50.00 

(for the granting of two Albert H. Wiggin Memorial Purchase 
Prizes in the amount of $25.00 each, in connection with the annual 
exhibition of Boston Printmakers) 

Mrs. Rebecca Shalit . • • 20.00 

(for the purchase of reference books for the Print Department, in 
memory of the late Elihu T. Feinberg) 

Anne Cooper '00 

(for the improvement of the lighting of the Sargent paintings in the 
Central Library Building) 



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XI 

OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1951 

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 



Milton E. Lord 
Elizabeth B. Brockunier 

John J. Connolly 

Samuel Green 
Aaron A. Starr 

Zoltan Haraszti 



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 

Exhibits Office 



Elizabeth L. Wright 
Pearl B. Smart 



Sarah M. Usher 

Elizabeth B. Boudreau 

Vacant 



Division 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 



* On military leave 



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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 Swift 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Chief Librarian, Division of Home 
Reading and Community Services 



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 

Adams Street 
Allston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
City Point 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
Faneuil 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point 
Lower Mills 

* On military leave - 
** Assistant-in-Charge 



Orlando C. Davis 

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



Ruth M. Hayes 
Christiana P. Jordan 
Katrina M. Sather 
Mary K. Harris 
Catherine P. Loughman 
**Taimi E. Lilja 
**Geraldine T. Beck 
Margaret A. Morgan 
Dorothy F. Nourse 
Helen M. O'Leary 
Sara A. Lyon 
Geraldine M. Altman 
Evelyn Levy 
Annie Reis 

Martin F. Waters, Assistant-in-Charge 



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Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

South End 

Tyler Street Reading Room 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Bookmobile Librarian 

Chief of Book Selection for Home 

Reading Services 
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 
Assistant-in-Charge of 

Branch Issue Department 

Readers Adviser 



Theodora B. Scoff 
Margaret I. McGovern 
Frances C. Lepie 
Gladys R. White 
**Mildred E. Presente 
Ellen C. Peterson 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary A. Hackett 
A. Virginia Haviland 
Marion R. Herzig 
Irene H. Tuttle 
Marion C. Kingman 
Vacant 
**Mary E. Obear 
**EIeanora W. Chaplik 
Fanny Goldstein 
Pauline A. Walker 

Evelyn B. Marden 

Edna G. Peck 

Ethel M. Hazlewood 
Grace B. Loughlin 

**Mary E. Mulvaney 
Beatrice M. Flanagan 

**Mary M. Prall 

Bessie L. Doherty 
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, 
Supervisor of Branch Libraries, 

Emeritus 
Supervisor of Work With Children, 

Emeritus 

Business Branch Librarian, 
Emeritus 



William F. Quinn 

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

Emeritus 

Edith Guerrier 
Alice M. Jordan 

Mary W. Dietrichson 



** Assistant-in-Charge 



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Chief of Book Purchasing Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Book Stack Service, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Branch Issue Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

Department, Emeritus 
Chief of History Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Main Reading Room, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Open Shelf Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Registration Department 

Emeritus 
Chief of Young People's Room, 

Emeritus 



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



Librar 
Librar 
Librar 
Librar 
Librar 
Librar 
Librar 
Librar 
Librar 
Librar 
Librar 
Libra 
Libra 
Libra 
Libra 



an, 
an, 
an, 
an, 
an, 
an, 
an, 
an, 
an, 
an, 
an, 
ian, 
ian, 
ian, 



Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 



William C. Maiers, Jr. 
William J. Ennis 
Alice V. Stevens 
Lucien E. Taylor 
Laura R. Gibbs 
William J. Mulloney 
John H. Reardon 
A. Frances Rogers 

Mary C. Toy 

Katherine F. Albert 
Mary E. Ames 
Edith H. Bailey 
M. Florence Cufflin 
Margaret C. Donaghue 
Elizabeth H. McShane 
Beatrice C. Maguire 
Clara L. Maxwell 
Carrie L. Morse 
Katharine F. Muldoon 
Katherine S. Rogan 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Mary M. Sullivan 
Geneva Watson 
Rebecca E. Willis 



[89] 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
1951 



Statement 

OF 

Expenditures and Receipts 



[90] 



STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Expenditures for Personnel: 

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



employees) 






$1,863,462.92 




Sunday and Evening, extr 


a and 

TUAL 


other service . 
Services: 


299,749.73 $2,163,212.85 


Expenditures for Contrac 






Communications 






$10,894.74 




Light, heat, and power 






57,572.43 




Professional and technica 


services 


8,607.47 




Recording and judicial services 




2,596.33 




Removal and disposal of 


garba 


ge and waste . 


53.00 




Repairs and maintenance of bui 


Idings and structures 


101,125.61 




Repair^ and servicing of 


equipment 


3,926.20 




Transportation of persons 






5,594.53 




Miscellaneous contractual 


services 

and Materials: 


17,258.07 


207,628.38 


Expenditures for Supplies 






Automotive 






$5.10 




Building 






8,122.98 




Heating 






11,336.95 




Household 






10,756.09 




Medical, dental, and hospital 




212.77 




Office 






28,368.02 




Public works . 






180.00 




Miscellaneous 






9,397.52 




.Books: 










City appropriation 




$181,780.59 






Trust funds income 




26,337.66 


208,118.25 




Manuscripts: 






City appropriation 




$200.00 






Trust funds income 




274.26 


474.26 




Periodicals : 






City appropriation 




$16,483.06 






Trust funds income 




5,965.66 


22,448.72 




Newspapers: 






City appropriation 




$3,650.25 






Trust funds income 




1,237.65 


4.887.90 




Microfilms: 






City appropriation 




$345.36 






Trust funds income . 


maps 


668.54 


1,013.90 




Posters, prints, photostats. 






City appropriation 




$4,168.58 






Trust funds income . 




335.36 


4,503.94 




Recordings: 






City appropriation 




$3,491.82 






Trust funds income 




182.29 


3,674.11 




Films: 






City appropriation 




$10,043.22 


10,043.22 




Miscellaneous: 






City appropriation 




$6,465.53 






Trust funds income 




3,691 .68 


10,157.21 
$ 


333,700.94 


Carried forroard . 


. 


2,704,542.17 



[91] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1951 



Receipts from: 

General appropriation 1951 

Income from Trust Funds .... 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Gift of Anne Cooper $1.00 

Gift of Mrs. Rebecca Shalit 20.00 

Gift of Northern New England District 

(I.L.G.W.) 50.00 

Gift of Albert H. Wiggin 400.00 



$2,925,197.00 

27,881.23 

700.00 



47 1.00 $2,954,249.23 



Carried forward 



$2,954,249.23 



[92] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forward ..... 

Expenditures for Current Charces and Obligations: 
Dues and subscriptions ..... 

Insurance ....... 

Rents ....... 



Expenditures for Equipment: 

Electrical and mechanical machinery and equipment 

Engineering and scientific equipment 

Firefighting equipment 

Household furniture and equipment 

Office furniture and equipment 

Miscellaneous 

Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment and 
Furnishings Thereof ..... 

Special Items: 

Trust funds income, scholarships . 
Trust funds income, sick benefits . 
Trust funds income, miscellaneous 

Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 

Gift of Albert H. Wiggin .... 

Binding Department: 

Salaries .... 

Gas fuel .... 

Repairs and servicing of equipment 

Transportation of persons . 

Miscellaneous contractual services 

Building supplies and materials . 

Household supplies and materials . 

Medical, dental, and hospital supplies and materials 

Office supplies and materials 

Miscellaneous supplies and materials 

Electrical and mechnical machinery and equipment 



Printing Department: 

Salaries .... 

Gas fuel .... 

Repairs and servicing of equipment 
Miscellaneous contractual services 
Automotive supplies and materials 
Office supplies and materials 
Miscellaneous supplies and materials 
Office furniture and equipment . 

Carried forward 



$2,704,542.17 


$142.40 




1,118.23 




51,111.61 


52,372.24 


$1,309.04 




1,045.97 




328.03 




8,018.30 




13,186.93 




1,420.14 


25,308.41 



$300.00 

225.00 

56.84 

$11.50 
547.05 



$88,384.80 

79.25 

54.19 

2.10 

120.55 

10.80 

267.82 

.79 

31.33 

8,939.98 

103.15 



$23,947.96 

8.82 

76.63 

310.39 

11.00 

21.84 

6,941.78 

281.25 



28,298.65 

581.84 
558.55 



97,994.76 



31,599.67 
$2,941,256.29 



[93] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31. 1951 



Brought fbrward ..... 

Balance Brought Forward from 1950: 

Trust Funds income ...... $33,048.83 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account . . 7,129.40 

Anonymous Gift A. $4.45 

Anonymous Gift B 100.00 

Gift of Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 25.00 

Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 45.88 

Gift of Friends of Polish Culture of Boston 3.10 

Gift of Hiram C. Merrill 55.00 

Gift of Jamaica Plain Parents . . .4.87 

Gift of Jan Quen 8.73 

Gift of J. Ashton Reid .02 

Gift of George A. Spanops .05 

Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 9,868.42 

Gift of Old Colony Tenants Association, 

Known as Joseph Ward Memorial Gift 1.19 

Gift of Albert H. Wiggin 147.05 10,263.76 

24,422.75 
560.05 



$2,954,24923 



City appropriation ..... 
Central Library Building Roof Construction . 
Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment 
and Furnishings thereof 



218,308.03 293,732.82 



Carried forward 



$3,247,982.05 



[94] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forward 
Amounts Paid Into the City Treasury: 
Fines ..... 

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

Balance, December 31, 1951: 

Trust Funds income .... 
James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 
Anonymous Gift A . 
Anonymous Gift B . 
Gift cf Anne Cooper 
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 Northern New England District (I.L.G.W.) 
Gift of Jamaica Plain Parents . 
Gift of Jan Quen .... 
Gift of J. Ashton Reid . 
Gift of Mrs. Rebecca Shalit 
Gift of George A. Spanops 
Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 
Gift of Old Colony Tenants Association, 
Known as Joseph Ward Memorial Gift 





$2,941,256.29 




$30,127.52 




1,037.45 




1,533.05 




914.48 




593.76 




1,031.08 




884.21 36,121.55 




$21,655.12 




7,829.40 




4.45 




100.00 




1.00 




25.00 




34.38 




3.10 




55.00 


;.w.) 


50.00 




4.87 




8.73 




.02 




20.00 




.05 




9,868.42 



1.19 39,660.73 



Balance Unexpended, December 31, 1951: 
Central Library Building Roof Construction . 
Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment 

and Furnishings thereof ..... 
General appropriation : 

Amount carried forward to 1952 $75,910.99 

Surplus Credit Balance 584.61 



ncome on 



hand 



$560.05 
190,009.38 

76,495.60 



666.79 267,731.82 



To Balance 



$3,284,770.39 



[95] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1951 



Brought forward 






$3,247,982.05 


Receipts from: 


Fines . $30,719.17 


Sales of Publications 






1,053.70 


Payments for lost books and damages 






1,553.10 


Commission on telephone stations . 






914.48 


Commiision on coin locks . 






593.76 


Sales of waste paper 






1,031.08 


Miscellaneous receipts 






923.C5 36,788.34 



To Balance 



$3,284,770.39 



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