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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1952 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 



TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



LEE M. FRIEDMAN 
President 

Term expires April 30, 1954 

MOST REVEREND RICHARD J. GUSHING 

Vice President 

Term expires April 30, 1957 

FRANK W. BUXTON 

Term expires April 30, 1955 

HONORABLE FRANK J. DONAHUE 

Term expires April 30, 1953 

PATRICK F. McDonald 

Term expires April 30, 1956 



MILTON E. LORD 
Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 



I — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1952 

II — Appropriations and Expenditures for 

Personnel. 1930-1952 . 

III — Appropriations and Expenditures for 

Books 

IV — Personnel . • . . . 
V — Book Stock 

VI — Use of Books, Films, and Recordings 
VII — The Catalogs .... 
VIII — Printing and Binding . 

IX — Lectures, Film Showings, Concerts, 

Exhibitions 

X — Trust Funds 

XI — Officers of the Library, 

as of December 31,1 952 

Financial Statement .... 



1 

4 

10 
15 
36 
46 
52 
53 

54 
73 

90 
94 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930 - 1952 



Total Expenditures. 1930 - 1952 





FROM ANNUAL 


FROM SPECIAL 


FROM 


FROM 






CITY 


CITY 


INCOME OF 


GIFTS FOR 




tEAR 


APPROPRIATIONS 


APPROPRIATIONS 


TRUST FUNDS 


IMMEDIATE USE 


TOTAL 


1930 


$1,132,520.06 


$237.962.1 1 


$22,796.21 




$1,393,278.38 




1931 


1.239.257.45 


309.794.65 


20.839.73 




1.569.891.83 




1932 


1.147.579.89 


126.345.78 


22,801.04 




1.296.726.71 




1933 


1.000.431.87 


1 ,027.43 


26,633.94 




1 .028.093.24 




1934 


1.065,367.44 


41,049.17 


19.083.82 




1.125.500.43 




1935 
1936 


1,139,114.88 
1,116.657.14 


36,295.49 
74,434.97 


24.496.50 
58,826.03 




1.199.906.87 
1,249,924.97 


$6.83 


1937 


1,204,994.47 


73,204.16 


51. 161.81 


206.68 


1,329,567.12 


1938 


1.231,278.52 


66,243.11 


86,338.96 




1,383,860.59 




1939 


1,231,198.08 


39.997.19 


119,899.86 


73.97 


1,391.169.10 


1940 


1.232,633.01 


52,930.24 


128.403.69 


88.80 


1.414,055.74 


1941 


1,274.184.45 


37,398.01 


93,969.34 


264.69 


1,405,816.49 


1942 


1.272,554.07 


92,356.86 


50,625.70 


270.20 


1,415.806.83 


1943 


1,254.573.76 


72,904.22 


61,016.62 


85.21 


1,388,579.81 


1944 


1,280,646.51 


11,913.99 


40,839.88 


1 .086.50 


1 ,334,486.88 


1945 


1,309,615.79 




42,695.41 


387.68 


1,352,698.88 


1946 


1,379,562.24 


1.211.26 


45,199.61 


1,178.92 


1,427,152.03 


1947 


1,811,389.47 


20,375.20 


46,156.27 


1,492.43 


1,879.413.37 


1948 


2,132,297.40 


7.815.88 


56,808.38 


30,821.98 


2.227.743.64 


1949 


2,500,979.80 


51,218.15 


84,137.28 


5,950.80 


2,642,286.03 


1950 


2,573,781.32 


66,786.08 


61.030.37 


2.706.48 


2.704,304.25 


1951 


2.873,124.15 


28,298.65 


39,274.94 


558.55 


2,941,256.29 


1952 


3.038,232.65 


50.401.34 


36,124.77 


117.53 


3.124.876.29 


DiSTRlBUriON OF EXPENDITURES FrOM . 


A.NNUAL City 


Appropriations, 1930-1952 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 



SALARIES 
AND WAGES 

$809,530.41 

852,987.17 

853,680.10 

788,603.37 

821.974.51 

912,339.26 

930,788.04 

975,751.61 

1,023,225.41 

1,032,696.19 

1,045,735.40 

1.043,754.52 

1,062.220.17 

1,036.381.35 

1,058,671.96 

1,064,343.72 

1,108,102.75 

1,453,087.76 

1,718.217.60 

2,029.465.96 

2.109.771.34 

2,275,545.61 

2,392,393.76 



BOOKS AND OTHER 
LIBRARY MATERIALS 

$159,999.97 

190,636.12 

1 59,970.58 

87,323.50 

98,291.63 

99,233.95 

54,999.98 

81,522.49 

73,874.93 

54,999.97 

57,499.94 

74,999.47 

88,000.00 

75.000.00 

80,000.00 

81,701.74 

90.899.98 

118,533.62 

119,000.00 

150,019.35 

147.498.16 

226,628.41 

222,753.05 



ALL OTHER 

ACCOUNTS 

$162,989.68 
195,634.16 
133,929.21 
124,505.00 
145.101.30 
127,541.67 
130,869.12 
147,720.37 
134,178.18 
143,501.92 
129,397.67 
155,430.46 
122,333.90 
143.192,41 
141,974,55 
163,570.33 
180,559.'^l 
239,768.09 
295,079.80 
321,494.49 
316.511.82 
370,950.13 
423,085.84 



$1,132,520.06 
1,239,257.45 
1,147.579.89 
1,000,431.87 
1,065,367.44 
1,139,114.85 
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 
3.038,232.65 



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[31 

Distribution of Expenditures From Income of Trust Funds, 1930 - 1952 





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 


1952 


35,724.77 





TOTAL 



$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 

400.00 36,124.77 

Distribution of Expenditi;res From Gifts for Immediate Use. 1930 - 1952 

books and other 
year library materials 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

1936 $6.83 

1937 206.68 

1938 

1939 73.97 

1940 88.80 

1941 264.69 

1942 270.20 

1943 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 

1952 117.53 



[4J 
II 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL. 1930-1952 

Total Appropriations ArJD Expenditurls for All Personnel, 1930 - 1952 





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 


1 1 ,396.63 


1934 


824.719.00 


821.974.51 


2,744.49 


1935 


915,000.00 


912.339.26 


2,660.74 


1936 


921,000.00 


930.788.04* 




1937 


985,000.00 


975.751.61 


9.248.39 


1938 


1,039,175.00 


1,023,225.41 


1 5.949.59 


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 


i ,065,000.00 


1,062,220.17 


2.779.83 


1943 


1,065,000.00 


1,036,381.35 


28,618.65**** 


1944 


1,065.000.00 


1.058,671.96 


6,328.04t 


1945 


1 ,065,000.00 


1,064.343.72 


656.28 


1946 


1,110.000.00 


1.108.102.75 


l,897.25Tt 


1947 


1,454,799.00 


1,453,087.76 


l,711.24ttt 


1948 


1 ,720,905.84 


1,718,217.60 


2,688.24tttt 


1949 


2,055,650.00 


2,029,465.96 


26,I84.04§ 


1950 


2.110,000.00 


2.109,771.34 


228.66 


1951 


2,278,850.00 


2,275,545.61 


3,304.39$ 


1952 


2,450,000.00 


2,392,393.76 


57.G06.24§§§ 



* 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, 
t $5,587.13 transferred to other accounts of the Library, 
ft $1,897.25 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
ttt $1,711.24 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
tttt $2,638.24 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
§ $25,765.38 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
X $3,304.39 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
§§§ $43,533.63 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For All Personnel. 1930-1952 
total expenditures % of % of 

FOR salaries & WAGES CHANGE FROM CHANGE 

YEAR FOR ALL PERSONNEL PRECEDING YEAR FROM 1929 

1929 
1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 



$770,367.26 






809,530.41 


+5.1% 


+ 5.1% 


852,987.17 


+5.4% 


+10.7% 


853,680.10 


+0.1% 


+ 10.8% 


788,603.37 


-7.7% 


+2.4% 


821.974.51 


+4.2% 


+6.7% 


912,339.26 


+ 11.0% 


+ 18.3% 


930,788.04 


+2.0% 


+20.8% 


975,751.61 


+4.8% 


+26.6% 


1,023,225.41 


+4.8% 


+32.7% 


1,032.696.19 


+0.9% 


+33.9% 


1,045.735.40 


+ 1.2% 


+35.7% 


1,043,754.52 


-0.2% 


+35.4% 


1.062.220.17 


+ 1.7% 


+37.8% 


1,036,381.35 


-2.4% 


+34.5% 


1,058.671.96 


+2.2% 


+37.4% 


1 ,064,343.72 


+0.5% 


+38.2% 


1.103,102.75 


+4.1% 


+43.8% 


1,453,087.76 


+23.7% 


+88.6% 


1,718,217.60 


+18.2% 


+123.0% 


2,029,465.96 


+ 18.1% 


+163.4% 


2,109,771.34 


+4.0% 


+ 173.8% 


2,275,545.61 


+7.3% 


+ 195.3% 


2.392.393.76 


+4.9% 


+210.5% 



[5] 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Regular Service 
(FuLL-TiME Personnel), 1930 - 1952 



year 



To OF 
CHANGE 

FROM 1929 



1929 $663,747.98 

1930 694.183.74 +4.6% +4.6% 

1931 734.150.50 +5.87o +\0.6% 
mi 746.221.52 +1.6% +12.4% 

1933 683.618.01 SA^o +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% +41.87o 

1942 939.370.95 -^2% +41.5% 

1943 918,763.36 -2.2% +38.4% 

1944 933,028.30 +1.67o +40.6% 

1945 940,227.10 +0.8% +41.6% 

1946 981.514.81 +4.4% +47.8% 

1947 1,250,831.07 +21.57o +88.4%, 

1948 1,487,537.16 +18.9% +124.07o 

1949 1,766,557.23 +18.87o +166.07o 

1950 1,838,560.39 +4.17^ +176.8% 

1951 1,975,774.57 ' +6.97o +197.67o 

1952 2,080.801.84 -+-5.6%. +213.4%, 



Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel, Etc.), 1930 - 1952 

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 115,888.67 +3.37o +11.3% 

1932 105.448.58 -9.07o +1.4% 

1933 102,982.11 -2.3% -1.0% 

1934 111,792.41 +8.67o +7.4% 

1935 96,330.61 -13.87o -7.4% 

1936 92.411.73 -4.1 7o -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 +2.07, +18.27o 

1947 198,611.69 +38.07^ +91.07o 

1948 230,680.44 +16.1 7o +121.7% 

1949 262,908.73 +14.07© +152.77o 

1950 271.210.95 +3.27o +160.67© 

1951 299.771.04 +9.57o +188.27o 

1952 311.591.92 +3.87© +199.57© 



It] 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1952 

Summary by Divisions 



Administrative Offices 
Regular Service 




$108,037.15 


Extra Service 

Part-time Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Sunday Service 


$7,529.13 

378.17 

1 ,068.59 


8.975.89 


Total Expenditures for Administrative 


Offices 


$117,013.04 


Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Regular Service 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $152,432.34 
Evening and Holiday Service 43.21 


$956,824.67 


Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

By the Hour 

Evening and Holiday Service 
Sunday Service 


6,715.80 

13,187.47 

6,393.95 


178.772.77 



Total Expenditures for Division of Home 

Reading and Commmunily Services 1,135,597.44 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Regular Service $536,037.92 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $58,993.66 

Evening and Holiday Service 157.51 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 204.70 

Sunday Service 20,339.06 79,694.93 



Total Expenditures for Division of 

Reference and Research Services 615,732.85 

Division of Business Operations 

Regular Service $479,902.10 

Extra Service 

Part-time Service $3,246.97 

Evening and Holiday Service 2,799.81 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 21,470.45 
Sunday Service 11.890.60 39,407.83 



Total Expenditures for 

Division of Business Operations 519,309.93 

Miscellaneous Services , 

Storytelling $4,214.00 

Stereopticon Operator 526.50 



Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous Services 4,740.50 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR ALL PERSONNEL $2,392,393.76 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, 

1952 

regular part-time evening SUNDAY TOTAL 

unit service service AND HOLIDAY SERVICE SERVICE 

Director's Office $47,705.63 $73.34 $47,778.97 

Personnel Office 25,334.04 $640.00 180.12 26,154.16 

Information Office 16.802.07 6.889.13 64.88 $984.28 24,740.36 
Office of Records. Files, 

Statistics 11.991.23 12.44 12,003.67 

Exhibits Office 6,204.18 47.39 84.31 6,335.88 



Total Expenditures for 
Administrative Offices $108,037.15 $7,529.13 $378.17 1.068.59 $117,013.04 



[7] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF HOME READING 
AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, 1952 



REGULAR 

Unit service 

Executive Staff $45,848.59 

Audio- Visual Center 17,943.96 

Book Selection Department 1 1 .480.79 

Branch Issue Department 30.710.46 
Cataloging and Classification Dept. 27,393.35 

Open Shelf Department 62,609.55 

Registration Department 26,451.84 

Young People's Room 13,512.55 

School Issue Department 23,964.69 

Branch Libraries 696.908.89 

Total Expenditures for Division of Home 

Reading and Community Services $956,824.67 



JANITORIAL AND 

CLEANING: EVENING, 

BY THE HOUR. HOLIDAY, 

PART-TIME AND EVENING AND SUNDAY 
SERVICE AND HOLIDAY SERVICE 



$2,310.99 

2,927.90 



3,527.66 
1,367.28 

10,132.94 

51.45 

2,646.69 

4,814.36 

124,653.07 



$19,903.27 



$42.02 
670.73 



3,668.94 

817.44 

1,238.03 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$48,201 .60 
21,542.59 
11.480.79 
34.238.12 
28,760.63 
76,411.43 
27,320.73 
17,397.27 
28.779.05 

841 .465.23 



$152,432.34 $19,903.27 $6,437,1 6 $1,135.597 .44 



Branch Libraries 

Adams Street 
Allston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
City Point 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
*Eglestou Square 
Faneuil 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point 
Lower Mills 
Mattapan 
Memorial 
Mt Bowdoin 
Mt. Pleasant 
Neponset 
North End 
Orient Heights 
Parker Hill 
Phillips Brooks 
Roslindale 
South Boston 
South End 
Tyler Street 
Uphams Corner 
Washington Village 
West End 
West Roxbury 
Bookmobile I 
♦^Bookmobile II 

Total Expenditures for 
Branch Libraries 



$26,319.83 
25.848.05 
25.385.73 
25.979.51 
16,420.01 
22,970.18 
26,650.52 
24,108.00 
27.420.30 
3.261.57 
20,177.31 
20,232.97 
23,728.32 
13,430.35 
15,102.39 
26,704.30 
25,182.53 
22,132.84 
14.636.76 
1 1 ,298.94 
24,517.27 
15,803.18 
25.042.83 
10,834.81 
24,018.07 
15,927.83 
18,414.24 
10.027.40 
23.624.47 
19.924.31 
30,824.49 
30.625.97 
16,025.98 
14,307.63 



$7,901.52 
1,779.37 
3,142.76 
4,922.04 
3.855.91 
6,306.33 
4,075.53 
2,967.81 
3,856.72 
129.20 
2,974.43 
2,441 .79 
3,027.00 
4.193.73 
1.587.60 
3,336.94 
3,405.71 
2.597.15 
2,428.43 
3,942.47 
5,182.77 
2,038.02 
2,895.64 
2,499.69 
3,745.48 
5,012.80 
4,057.09 
2,186.64 
6.925.52 
3,550.64 
5,602.80 
3,45738 
5.323.87 
3.302.29 



$1,721.02 



1,666.71 
767.19 

128.70 
1.091.92 

525.85 

966.47 

888.06 

39.82 



1,566.51 
461 .76 



1 .303.88 
724.57 
2.225.08 
1.063.05 
1.977.74 
618.64 



1.164.39 
1,001.91 



$35, 
27, 
30, 
31, 
20, 
29, 
31, 
27, 
31, 
3, 
24, 
23 
26, 
17, 
16, 
31, 
29, 
24, 
17 
16 
30 
20 
29 
15 
28 
20 
22 
12 
30 
23 
37 
35 
21 
17 



,942, 
,627, 
,195. 
,668. 
,275. 
,405, 
,817. 
,075, 
,802, 
,390, 
.118 
,562 
,795, 
,624 
,689, 
,607. 
,050, 
,729 
.065 
,545 
,424 
066 
,001 
,312 
,382 
,940 
,471 
,214 
,549 
.474 
.591 
085 
349 
609 



37 
42 
20 
74 
92 
21 
97 
81 
87 
77 
21 
,82 
,14 
08 
99 
75 
00 
,99 
,19 
,29 
,61 
,28 
,52 
,24 
.19 
63 
,33 
.04 
.99 
.95 
.68 
,26 
,85 
,92 



$696,908.89 $124,653.07 $19,903.27 



$841,465.23 



* Branch Library to be opened in 1953 
** Service began Feburary 20, 1952 



[81 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND 
RESEARCH SERVICES. 1952 



JANITORIAL AND 



REGULAR 

Unit service 

Executive Staff $28,635.50 

Book Selection Department 7,343.98 

Book Stack Service 116,879.56 

Cataloging and Classificalon Dept. 87,769.33 

Fine Arts Department 32,948.42 

General Reference Department 39,295.60 

History Department 16,509.79 

Music Department 14,117.86 

Periodical and Newspaper Dept. 31,652.58 

Print Department 15,561.89 

Rare Book Department 35,289.95 

Science and Technology Dept. 32,316.83 

Statistical Department 18,817.48 

Teachers Department 1 3,499.70 

Kirslein .Business Branch 45,399.45 

Total Expenditures for Division of 
Reference and Research Services $536,037.92 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 



$21,655.11 
4,997.44 
5,229.44 
4,202.47 
996.69 
2.629.50 
5,211.20 
1 ,859.93 
1.280.40 
4,566.89 
2,546.12 
2,130.73 
1.687.74 



$58,993.66 



cleaning: 
by the hour, 

AND evening 

and holiday 



$204.70 



evening. 

HOLIDAY, 

and sunday 
service 

$951.19 



6,886.37 
66.71 

1 ,869.47 

2,836.37 
536.52 
770.21 

2.513.95 



1,187.26 

1,298.51 

773.71 

806.30 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$29,586.69 
7,343.98 

145.421.04 
92.833.48 
40.047.33 
46,334.44 
18,043.00 
17.517.57 
39,377.73 
17.421.82 
37.757.61 
38,182.23 
22,137.31 
16.436.73 
47.291.89 



$204.70 $20,496.57 $615,732.85 



[9] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS, 1952 



Unit 



REGULAR 

SERVICE 



EVENING AND 

HOUDAY; 

JANITORIAL AND 

CLEANING: 

PART-TIME EVENING AND 

SERVICE HOLIDAY 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 



Business Office $33,542.66 

Accounting Department 22,462.36 

.Binding Department 86,051.38 

Book Preparation Department 39,148.06 

Book Purchasing Department 56,659.8] 
Buildings Department 

Mechanical Service 167,233.67 

Cleaning Service 36,479.22 

Printing Department 23,618.56 

Shipping Department 10,326.01 

Supply Room 4,380.37 



$2,221.87 
547.46 



477.64 



$306.39 

245.40 

49.67 

1 ,702.05 
213.48 

11,577.27 

9,893.18 

11.82 

102.91 

168.09 



$13.12 
76.33 

148.67 



7,850.03 
3.597.95 



204.50 



$33,862.17 
22,784.09 
86,101.05 
43,220.65 
57,420.75 

186,660.97 

49,970.35 

23.630.38 

10,906.56 

4.752.96 



Total Expenditures for Division 

of Business Operations $479,902.10 



$3,246.97 $24,270.26 $11,890.60 $519,309.93 



EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES, 1952 



Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for 
Miscellaneous Services 



$4,214.00 
526.50 



$4,740.50 



RECAPITULATION, 1952 



Regular Service 



Full-time Members of the Staff 




$2,080,801 .84 


Extra Service 






Part-time 


$222,202.10 




Evening and Holiday Service 


3,378.70 




Janitorial and Cleaning Service 






By the Hour 


6,715.80 




Evening and Holiday Service 


34,862.62 




Sunday Service 


39,692.20 


306,851.42 


Miscellaneous Services 






Storytelling 


$4,214.00 




Stereopticon Operator 


526.50 


4,740.50 


Total Expenditures for All Personnel 




$2,392,393.76 



[101 

III 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 

City Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and Other Library Materials 

1919 - 1952 



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 

1952 

* 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 

150,000 

230,000 

217.500 



Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 1930 - 1952 





from 


FROM INCOME 




YEAR 


CITY FUNDS 


OF TRUST FUNDS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$159,999.97 


$22,466.21 


$182,466.18 


1931 


190,636.12 


19,259.55 


209,895.67 


1932 


1 59,970.58 


20,045.62 


180,016.20 


1933 


87,323.50 


23,873.19 


111.196.69 


1934 


98.291.63 


16.996.57 


1 1 5.288.20 


1935 


99.233.95 


22,264.83 


121,498.78 


1936 


54.999.98 


56,909.96 


111.909.94 


1937 


81.522.49 


49,641.81 


131,16430 


1938 


73.874.93 


82.756.96 


156,631.89 


1939 


54.999.97 


116.257.43 


171,257.40 


1940 


57.499.94 


124,618.89 


182,118.83 


1941 


74.999.47 


92.182.66 


167,182.13 


1942 


88.000.00 


48.447.64 


136,447.64 


1943 


75.000.00 


58.488.39 


133,488.39 


1944 


80.000.00 


39.735.05 


119.735.05 


1945 


81.701.74 


41.370.31 


123,072.05 


1946 


90.899.98 


43,140.12 


134.040.10 


1947 


118.533.62 


43,869.89 


162,403.51 


1948 


119.000.00 


53,621.35 


172.621.35 


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 


1952 


222,753.05 


35,724.77 


258.477.82 



mi 



ElXPENDITURES FOR BoOKS 

YEAR 

1941 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


AND Other Library 

DIVISION OF 

HOME READING 

AND COMMUNITY 

SERVICES 

$74,992.27 
3.340.50 


Materials by Division; 
DIVISION of 

REFERENCE AND 
RESEARCH 
SERVICES 

$7.20 
88,842.16 


?. 1941-1952 

ENTIRE 
LIBRARY 
SYSTEM 

$74,999.47 
92.182.66 


Total 
1942 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$78,332.77 

$87,991.81 
1.917.04 


$88,849.36 

$8.19 
46,530.60 


$167,182.13 

$88,000.00 
48.447.64 


Total 
1943 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$89,908.85 

$75,000.00 
1.174.83 


$46,538.79 
$57,313.56 


$136,447.64 

$75,000.00 
58.488.39 


Total 

1944 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$76,174.83 

$74,950.20 
720.79 


$57,313.56 

$5,049.80 
39.014.26 


$133,488.39 

$80,000.00 
39,735.05 


Total 
1945 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$75,670.99 

$78,211.92 
1,553.76 


$44,064.06 

$3,489.82 
39.816.55 


$119,735.05 

$81,701.74 
41.370.31 


Total 
1946 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$79,765.68 

$85,146.82 
1.250.41 


$43,306.37 

$5,753.16 
41.889.71 


$123,072.05 

$90,899.98 
43,140.12 


Total 
1947 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$86,397.23 

$111,541.08 
828.59 


$47,642.87 

$6,992.54 
43,041.30 


$134,040.10 

$118,533.62 
43,869.89 


Total 
1948 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$112,369.67 

$111,999.95 
1.212.50 


$50,033.84 

$7,000.05 
52,408.85 


$162,403.51 

$1 19.000.00 
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 


$141,225.81 

$188,960.79 
870.49 


$66,802.72 

$37,667.62 
37,879.45 


$208,028.53 

$226,628.41 
38.749.94 


Total 
1952 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$189,831.28 

$179,773.80 
1.214.18 


$75,547.07 

$42,979.25 
34,510.59 


$265.37835 

$222,753.05 
35.724.77 


Total 


$180,987.98 


$77,489.84 


$258,477.82 



[12] 

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

1930 - 1952 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 





total expenditures 




TOTAL 


for books and other 


PERCENTAGES 


expenditures 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


from city funds 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,132,520.06 


$159,999.97 


14.12% 


1,239,257.45 


190,636.12 


15.38% 


1.147,579.89 


159.970.58 


13.94% 


1,000,431.87 


87,323.50 


8.73% 


1 ,065,367.44 


98,291.63 


9.23% 


1.139.114.88 


99.233.95 


8.11% 


1,116,657.14 


54,999.98 


4.93% 


1.204,994.47 


81.522.49 


6.77% 


1,231.278.52 


73.874.93 


6.00% 


1,231.198.08 


54.999.97 


4.47% 


1,232,633.01 


57.499.94 


4.66% 


1,274.184.45 


74.999.47 


5.88% 


1.272.554.07 


88,000.00 


6.91% 


1.254.573.76 


75,000.00 


5.98% 


1,280.646.51 


80.000.00 


6.25% 


1.309,615.79 


81.701.74 


6.24% 


1,379.562.24 


90,899.98 


6.59% 


1.811,389.47 


118.533.62 


6.54% 


2,132,297.40 


119,000.00 


5.58% 


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% 


3,038,232.65 


222.753.05 


7.33% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures 

1930 - 1952 



year 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 



total expenditures 

FROM CITY funds 
& TRUST FUNDS 

$1,155,316.27 
1,260.097.18 
1,170,380.93 
1.027.065.81 
1.084,451.26 
1,163,611.38 
1,175.483.17 
1.256,156.28 
1,317,617.48 
1,351,097.94 
1,361.036.70 
1,368.153.79 
1,323,179.77 
1,315,590.38 
1,321.486.39 
1,352,311.20 
1,424,761.85 
1,857,545.74 
2,189,105.78 
2,584,867.08 
2,634,311.69 
2,911,874.09 
3.073.957.42 



total expenditures 




FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 




LIBRARY MATERIALS 


PERCENTAGES 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


& TRUST FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$182,466.18 


15.79% 


209,895.67 


16.65% 


180,016.20 


15.38% 


111.196.69 


10.82% 


1 1 5.288.20 


10.63% 


121.498.78 


10.44% 


111.909.94 


9.44% 


131.164.30 


10.44% 


156,631.89 


11.89% 


171.257.40 


12.67% 


182,118.83 


13.38% 


167.182.13 


11.82% 


136.447.64 


10.03% 


133,488.39 


10.15% 


119.735.05 


9.06% 


123.072.05 


8.85% 


134,040.10 


9.41% 


162,403.51 


8.75% 


172,621.35 


7.89% 


233.906.63 


9.04% 


208,028.53 


7.90% 


265,378.35 


9.10% 


258.477.82 


8.41% 



[13] 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1952 





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% 


159.970.58 


16% 


1.013.650.68 


100% 


1933 


788.603.37 


90% 


87.323.50 


10% 


875.926.87 


100% 


1934 


821.974.51 


89% 


98.291.63 


11% 


920.266.14 


100% 


1935 


912.339.26 


90% 


99.233.95 


10% 


1. on. 573.21 


100% 


1936 


930.788.04 


94% 


54.999.98 


6% 


985.788.02 


100% 


1937 


975.751.61 


92% 


81 .522.49 


8% 


1.057.274.10 


100% 


1938 


1.023.225.41 


93% 


73.874.93 


7% 


1.097,100.34 


100% 


1939 


1.032,696.19 


95% 


54.999.97 


5% 


1.087.696.16 


100% 


1940 


1 .045.735.40 


95% 


57.499.94 


5% 


1.103.235.34 


100% 


1941 


1.043.754.52 


93% 


74.999.47 


7% 


1.118,753.99 


100% 


1942 


1.062,220.17 


92% 


88.000.00 


8% 


1.150.220.17 


100% 


1943 


1.036,381.35 


93% 


75.000.00 


7% 


1. 111.381.35 


100% 


1944 


1.058,671.96 


93% 


80.000.00 


7% 


1.138.671.% 


100% 


1945 


1,064.343.72 


93% 


81.701.74 


7% 


1.146.045.46 


100% 


1946 


1.108,102.75 


92% 


90,899.98 


8% 


1.199.002.73 


100% 


1947 


1,453,087.76 


92% 


118,533.62 


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% 


2.179.48531 


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% 


1952 


2,392,393.76 


91% 


222,753.05 


9% 


2,615.146.81 


100% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1952 



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% 


1.182.98330 


100% 


1939 


1.035,953.52 


86% 


171.257.40 


14% 


1.207.210.92 


100% 


1940 


1.047.805.40 


85% 


182.118.83 


15% 


1 .229.924.23 


100% 


1941 


1.045,254.52 


86% 


167.182.13 


14% 


1,212.436.65 


100% 


1942 


1.063.720.17 


89% 


136.447.64 


11% 


1.200.167.81 


100% 


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% 


1.24233230 


100% 


1947 


1.453,129.87 


90% 


162,403.51 


10% 


1,615.533.38 


100% 


1948 


1.718,559.60 


91% 


172.62135 


9% 


1.891.180.95 


100% 


1949 


2,029,51 5.96 


90% 


233,906.63 


10% 


2.263.422.59 


100% 


1950 


2,109,871.34 


91% 


208,028.53 


9% 


2317.899.87 


100% 


1951 


2,275,770.61 


90% 


26537835 


10% 


2.541.148.96 


100% 


1952 


2,392,393.76 


90% 


258,477.82 


10% 


2.654.528.01 


100% 



[141 

Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1952 









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 


I93I 


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 


66% 


150,000.00 


14% 


1.090.039.29 


1937 


985,000.00 


87% 


1 50.000.00 


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 


1 941 


1.065.000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1.215.000.00 


1942 


1.101,145.95 


88% 


150.000.00 


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% 


150.000.00 


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% 


150.000.00 


7% 


2,260,000.00 


1951 


2,278,850.00 


90% 


263,000.00 


10% 


2.541,850.00 


1952 


2,491 .083.00 


86% 


395,000.00 


\4% 


2,886,083.00 



% 

100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 



[151 

IV 

PERSONNEL 

Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1930 - 1952 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES & 
WAGES FOR ALL 
YEAR PERSONNEL 

1929 $770,367.26 

1930 809,530.41 

1931 852,987.17 

1932 853.680.10 
1933* 788,603.37 
1934* 821.974.51 

1935 912,339.26 

1936 930,788.04 

1937 975.751.61 

1938 1. 023.225.41 

1939 1.032.696.19 

1940 1.045,735.40 

1941 1.043.754.52 

1942 1,062.220.17 

1943 1.036.381.35 

1944 1.058,671.96 

1945 1,064,343.72 

1946 1,108.102.75 

1947 1.453,087.76 

1948 1,718,217.60 

1949 2,029,465.96 

1950 2,109,771.34 

1951 2,275,545.61 

1952 2,392,393.76 



TOTAL PERSONNEL 
AS OF 
% OF CHANGE DECEMBER 3I»t % OF CHANGE 
FROM 1929 IN EACH YEAR FROM 1929 



+5.1% 

+ I0.77o 

+ 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% 

+ 173.87o 

+ 195.3%, 

+210.5% 



602 
644 
657 
665 
695 
679 
687 
699 
705 
697 
687 
632 
656 
607 
641 
630 
620 
624 
664 
671 
718 
752 
753 
740 



+7.0% 
+9.1% 

+ 10.5% 

+ 15.5% 

+ 12.8% 

+ 14.1% 

+ 16.1% 

+ 17.1% 

+ 15.77o 

+ 14.1% 

+5.0% 

+9.0% 

+0.8% 

4-6.4% 

+4.6% 

+2.9% 

+3.6% 

+ 10.0% 

+11.0% 

+19.2% 

+24.97o 

+25.1% 

+22.9%, 



Salary reductions were in effect from April 21, 1933 to December 31, 1934. 
Cost and Number of Regular Service, 1930 - 1952 



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 799.271.34 

1936 833.763.88 

1937 875,957.34 

1938 932.579.59 

1939 945.123.21 

1940 954.292.69 

1941 941,707.31 

1942 939,370.95 

1943 918,763.36 

1944 933,028.30 

1945 940,227.10 

1946 981,514.81 

1947 1,250,831.07 

1948 1,487,537.16 

1949 1.766,557.23 

1950 1,838,560.39 

1951 1.975.774.57 

1952 2,080,801.84 





TOTAL NUMBER OF 






REGULAR SERVICE 






AS OF 




% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 3 1 St 


% OF CHANGE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 




475 




+4.6% 


512 


+7.8% 


+ 10.6% 


535 


+ 12.6% 


+ 12.4% 


537 


+ 13.0% 


+3.0% 


550 


+ 15.8% 


+2.9% 


563 


+ 18.5% 


+20.4% 


571 


+20.2% 


+25.8% 


578 


+21.7% 


+32.1% 


592 


+24.6% 


+40.7% 


590 


+24.2% 


+42.5% 


580 


+22.1% 


+43.7% 


543 


+ 14.3% 


+41.8% 


511 


+7.5% 


+41.5% 


501 


+5.5% 


+38.4% 


511 


+7.5% 


+40.67o 


514 


+8.2% 


+41.6% 


516 


+8.6% 


+47.8% 


510 


+7.4% 


+88.4% 


545 


+ 14.7% 


+124.0% 


579 


+21.8% 


+ 166.0% 


588 


+23.8% 


+ 176.8% 


584 


+22.2% 


+ 197.6% 


618 


+30.1% 


+213.4% 


603 


+26.97o 



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



[161 

Cost and Number of Extra Service (Part-Time Personnel, etc.). 1930 - 1952 



TOTAL extra SERVICE 

PERSONNEL IN TERMS 

OF EQUIVALENT OF 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 




FOR SALARIES & 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR EXTRA 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31 St 


% OF CHANI 


r£AR 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 192^ 


1929 


$104,032.28 




127 




1930 


112.214.67 


+7.8% 


132 


+3.9% 


I93I 


1 1 5,888.67 


+ 11.3% 


122 


-3.9% 


1932 


105.448.58 


+ 1.4% 


128 


+0.8% 


1933* 


102,982.11 


-1.0% 


145 


+ 14.1% 


1934* 


111,792.41 


+7.4% 


116 


-6.6% 


1933 . 


96,330.61 


-7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


1936 


92,411.73 


-11.1% 


121 


-4.7% 


1937 


97,706.13 


-6.0% 


113 


-11.0% 


1938 


88,305.46 


-15.1% 


107 


-15.7% 


F939 


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 


+ 15.87o 


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 


+ 160.67o 


168 


+32.3% 


1951 


299,771.04 


+ 188.2% 


125 


-1 .6% 


1952 


311,591.92 


+ 199.5% 


137 


+7.9% 



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



[17] 

DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS. 1929-1952 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1950 1951 1952 

General Administrative Offices 14 11 13 22 26 26 27 26 

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

Circulation Division 210 254 257 237 256 

Division of Home Reading 

and Community Services 257 277 281 

Reference Division 132 160 183 143 168 

Division of Reference and 

Research Services '65 168 150 

Total 475 563 580 514 588 584 618 603 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1952 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1950 1951 1952 

Executive Department 1 1 

Editor's Department I 

Training Class 2 

Training Office 2 

Director's Office II 13 6 9 10 9 8 

Exhibits Office 2 2 

Information Office 6 6 5 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 27 26 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929- 1952 
DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1950 1951 1952 

Division of Business Operations, 

Executive Staff 5 5 

Business Office 3 6 8 8 10 

Auditors Department 5 

Auditing Department 5 5 - — - 

Accounting Department ■ — - 7 7 7 7 7 

Ordering Department 13 ■ 

Book Purchasing Department 17 17 15 18 18 19 18 

Book Preparation Department 9 11 16 13 

Stock Purchasing Department 2 2 2 

Supply Room 4 2 2 1 

Shipping Department 3 3 2 3 3 3 5* 

Bindery Department 31 — 

Binding Department 35 34 26 26 25 24 23 

Printing Department 66665565 

Engineers Department 41 - — - 

Buildings Department 45 39 38 45 43 46 50 

Cleanen 23 20 16 13 15 14 15 14 

Total 119 138 127 112 138 136 146 146 
* Includes 2 emergency drivera 



[18] 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1952 

DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1950 1951 1952 

Circulation Division, Executive Staff 8 9 8 14 

Division of Home Reading and 

Community Services, Executive Staff 14 15 11 

Audio-Visual Center 7 

Branch Department 25 

Central Office, .Branch Libraries 26 21 • — ' ■ • 

Book Preparation Department 5 * 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 6 8 7 10 7 

Branch Issue Department 10 9 8 9 9 

Book Selection Department 2 2 3 3 3 4 

Registration Department 8 9 8 9 9 

Open Shelf Department 6 7 6 12 26 

Children* Department 8 5 

Young Peoples Room 5 4 4 4 3** 

School Issue Department 8 5 8 8 8 6 

Adams Street*** 7 8 

Allston 4 8 8 7 7 8 8 7 

Andrew Square 4 5 5 Name changed to Washington Village 

Boylsotn 4 5 7 Name changed to Connolly 

Brighton 7 6 7 7 7 7 8 7 

Charleslown 89968887 

City Point 2 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 

Codman Square 78878888 

Connolly 7 8 8 8 8 

Dorchester 67767876 

East Boston 11 11 10 8 8 9 9 8 

Egleston Square**** 1 

Faneuil 37766666 

Fellowes Athenaeum 7 6 7 6 Closed March 1 5, 1949 

Hyde Park 7 7 7 6 76 6 6 

Jamaica Plain 6 5 6 5 8 8 8 7 

Jeffries Point 35665444 

Kirstein 3 4 Closed July 1 , 1940 

Lower Mills 34444444 

Mattapan 59 10 99998 

Memorial 9 12 11 8 8 8 8 7 

Mount Bowdoin 76667776 

Mount Pleasant 34444444 

Neponset 33334433 

North End 8 10 10 8 9 9 9 8 

Orient Heights 34444444 

Parker Hill 3 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 

Phillips Brooks — 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 

Roslindale 5 7 7 7 6 8 8 7 

Roxbury Crossing 4 4 Closed July 1 , 1938 

South Boston 88745555 

South End 8 7 6 5 6 5 6 5 

Tyler Street Reading Room***** 4 4 2 3 

Uphams Corner 10 9 10 8 8 7 7 7 

Washington Village 6 7 7 7 6 

West End 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 9 

West Roxbury 68879998 

Bookmobile I* 455 

Bookmobile II S# 5 

Total 210 254 257 237 256 257 277 281 

* Transferred to Division of Business Operations February 13. 1946 

** Became Children's Section, Open Shelf Department, November 17, 1952 

*** Branch Library opened August 29, 1951 **** Branch Library to be opened in 1953 
***** Closed as Branch Library July I, 1938; re-opened as Reading Room December 7, 1951 

t Service began February 20, 1950 $f Service began February 20, 1952 
Note: Cleaners and Junior Building Custodians assigned to Branch Libraries are included 



[19] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1952 
DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1950 1951 1952 

Reference Division, Executive Staff 6 II 3 6 — — 

Division of Reference and 

Research Services, Executive Staff 6 6 6 

Book Selection Department 2 - — - 

Book Selection Department, 

Reference Division 2 2 2 

Book Selection Department, 

Division of Reference and 

Research Services 2 2 1 

Catalog Department 19 • 

Shelf Department 15 • ■ — • 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 33 31 27 27 29 28 26 

Registration Department 8 9 10 * 

Issue Department 36 40 46 

.Book Stack Service 38 46 45 46 40 

Information Department 5 6 9** 

Open Shelf Department *** 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals 25 

Genealogical Department I - — ■ 

Bates Hall Reference Desk 5 8 

Bates Hall Centre Desk 7 4 

Main Reading Room - — " — ■ 

General Reference Department 10 12 II 12 9 

Newspaper Department 2 ■ 

Periodical Department 5 

Periodical and Newspaper Department 10 8 9 9 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 9 8 

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

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

Patent Department 3 • 

Rare Book Department [31 8 8 8 9 8 9 8 

Print Department 3 4 4 4 3 

Teachers Department I 3 3 4 4 4 4 

Statistical Department 53445455 

History Department 2 5 5 5 4 

Kirstein Business Branch 11 12 14 16 15 16 14 

Total 132 160 183 143 168 165 168 150 



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

Note: Cleaners assiened to Kirstein Business Branch are included. 



120J 

Distribution of Full- Time Personnel by Categories, December 31, 1952 



LIBRARY workers 



General Officers 

Assistant to the Director 

Chief of Department 

Branch Librarian 

Readers Advisor 

Curator 

Assist ant-in-Charge 

First Assisant 

Extension Librarian 

Children's Librarian 

Cataloger ctnd Classifier 

Administrative Assistant 

Assistant, 5th Step . 

Second Assistant . 

Children's Assistant . 

Cataloger 

Reference Assistant 

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 ...... 



12 
3 

20 

31 
3 
I 
7 

31 
I 

19 
I 
2 

3 

19 
I 

2 

2 

2 

94 

82 

77 

54 

7 



Total ........ 

* This figure does not include those members of the staff who 
were absent on Military Leave on December 31, 1952 and for 
whom there were no Military Substitutes. 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 



474.Y 



Auditor 

.Bookkeeper 

Bookkeeping Machine Operator 

Clerk 

Clerk and Typist 

Key Punch Operator 

Shipper 
Clerk 

Clerk-Messenger 

Chief of Binding Department 

Foreman 

Finisher 

Forwarder 

Apprentice Bookbinder . 

Working Forewoman of Sewers 

Sewer .... 



23 



1211 



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

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 

Nighfwatchman 

Elevator Operator 

Assistant Housekeeper . 

Stenographer 

Cleaner 

Total 
Temporary Clerk 
Temporary Junior Building Custodi 
Temporary Mason 
Emergency Driver 



2 
1 
I 

2 
I 

4 
1 

2 
2 

I 
I 

33 
I 

3 
I 
1 
I 

26 



85 

123 
1 
I 
2 

9 



Recapitulation of Full-time Personnel, December 31, 1952 



Library Workers . 
Clerical and Mechanical 



Workers 



474 
129 



Total 



603^ 



* This figure does not include those members of the staff who 
were absent on Military Leave on December 31, 1952 and for 
whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



129 



r22] 

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 
Calaloger 
Classifier 
Executive Assistant 

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

The Specialist Service 

Curator 

Readers Advi?or 

The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department 
Branch Librarian 

Other Officers 

SALARY SCHEDULES 

as of October 1, 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 employment 80 cents per hour 

2nd year of such library employment 85 cents per hour 

3rd and subsequent years of 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 qualilications 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, 195) 

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 (5fh step) 
Cataloger and Classifier (5th step) 
Administrative Assistant (5th step) 
Assistant, 5th Step . 



$2710-$2960 

2960- 3560 

3760 
3760 
3760 
3760 
3760 
3760 
3760 
3760 

3960 
3960 
3960 
3960 
3960 
3960 
3960 



The Specialist Service 

Curator 

Readers Advisor 



$4160-$4660 
4160- 4600 



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. 



[24J 

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 dffer- 
ential to the amount of 10% as compensatory adjustment for such 
night work. 



[25] 



The Mechanical Service — Printing and Binding 




Chief 


. $4650-$5l50 


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87.94 


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Finisher ..... 
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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 
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COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930 - 1952 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 



$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 

24,267.75 



DISTRIBUTION OF COST OF SALARY INCREASES. 1930 - 1952 



1930 
Increases fer 1930 effective at various dates 

1931 

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

Increases for 1931 effective at various dates 



1932 

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

Increases for 1932 ....... 



1933 

Overlay from increases effective in 1 932 . 
Increases for 1933 effective at various dates 



1934 

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



Total 



Total 



Total 



$12,269.86 



$ 8.713.34 
5381.00 



Total $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 f)eriod ...... 

Increases for 1935 effective at various dates 



1936 

Overlay from increases effective in 1935 at various dates for 
which provision had to be made in 1936 for payment over 
a full 12 months period ...... 

Increases in 1936 effective October 30-December 31, 1936 



1937 

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 

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



Total 



1938 

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 

Increases in 1938 effective from June 3-December 31, 1938 



Total 



1939 

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 

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



Total 



1940 

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 ...... 

Increases in 1940 ....... 



Total 



1941 

Overlay from increases effective in 1940 for which provision 
had to be made in 1941 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1941 effective January 1, I94I 



1942 

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

Increases in 1942 effective January 1, 1942 on a pro rata 
basis (757o) 



Total 



$ 1,583.02 
14,308.27 



Total $15,891.29 



$ 9.554.17 
2.364.72 



Total $11,918.89 



$10,181.08 
36,956.44 

$47,137.52 



$26,948.68 
24,118.76 

$51,067.44 



$17,171.48 
13,956.43 



$31,127.91 



$44,793.41 
None 

$44,793.41 



None 
$54,943.1 

$54,943.1 



None 

'. $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 1, 1943, etc. . 



1944 

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

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



Total 



1945 

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

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



1946 

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

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



Total 



Total 



1947 

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

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

Other increases in 1947 ....... 



1948 

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

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



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. . 



1952 

Overlay from increases effective in 1951 for which provision 
had to be made in 1952 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1952 effective January I, 1952, etc. . 



None 
$10,632.70 

$10,632.70 



None 
$39,028.57 



Total $39,028.57 



None 
$30,861 .40 

$30,861.40 



None 

$29,401 .47 
$29,401.47 



None 

$204,000.00 
43.982.70 



Total $247,982.70 



None 
$193,295.81 



Total $193,295.81 



None 
. $1 1 1 ,520.86 

Total $111,520.86 



None 
$13,389.11 

Total $13,389.11 



None 
$24,267.75 



Total $24,267.75 



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ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1952 

individuals individuals 

examination who passed who failed 

Sub-Professional Library 
Service 

General Paper 449 ( 80%) 1 1 5 (20%) 

Professional Library 
Service 

General Paper 120 ( 76%) 37 (24%) 

French Paper 98 ( 867^) 16 (\4%) 

German Paper 26 ( B7%) 4 (13%) 

Italian Paper 4 (100%.) ( 0%) 

Spanish Paper 6 ( 407o) 9 (60%) 

QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS, 1952 

The Professional Library Service 



examination 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 



General Book Selection (Q) 17 ( 947c) 

Cataloging and Classification (Q) 1 (100%) 
General Reference Work (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Central Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library 

.Branch Libraries (Q) 



( 6%) 
( 0%) 
(10%) 



9 ( 907c) 
37 ( 937o) 
32 ( 87%) 
The Sub-Professional Library Service 



( 7%) 
(l37o) 



564 (100%) 



157 (1007c) 

114 (100%;) 

30 (1007c) 

4 (1007c) 

15 (1007c) 



18 (1007c) 
I (100%) 

10 (1007c) 

40 (1007c) 
37 (1007c) 



individuals 

examination WHO passed 

Book Ordering (Q) 17 ( 807c) 

.Book Preparation (Q) 17 ( 947c) 

Book Shelving (Q) 12 ( 927c) 

Elementary Cataloging (Q) 2 (1007c) 

Elementary Classification (Q) 17 (1007c) 

Filing (Q) 15 ( 947c) 

Registration Procedure (Q) 36 ( 907o) 

Reports and Statistics (Q) 3 ( 757o) 
Boston Public Library — 

Central Library (Q) 1 I ( 737c) 
Boston Public Library — 

Branch Libraries (Q) 19 ( 90%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

4 (207c) 
I ( 6%) 
1 ( 8%) 
( 0%) 

( 0%) 

1 ( 6%) 
4 (107c) 
I (25%) 



4 (27%) 
2 (107c) 



PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1952 



examination 



INDIVIDUALS INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED WHO FAILED 



Advanced Languages — French (II) 

Advanced Languages — German (11) 

Boston Public Library — History (III) 

Children's Literature (IV) 

Children's Work (V) 

Fine Arts — General Field (III) 

Library Administration (IV) 

Library Records (IV) 

Literature — General Field (III) 

Philosophy, Psychology, Religion — 

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

Field (II) or (III) 



4 (100%) 

2 ( 50%) 

1 (1007c) 

3 ( 757c) 

2 (1007c) 

1 (1007c) 

1 ( 33%) 

4 (1007c) 
6 ( 67%) 

( 0%) 

3 ( 607c) 



( 0%) 
2 ( 507c) 

( 07c) 

1 ( 25%) 
( 0%) 
( 07c) 

2 ( 677c) 

( 07c) 

3 ( 337c) 

1 (1007c) 

2 ( 407c) 



21 (1007o) 
18 (1007c) 
13 (1007c) 

2 (1007c) 
17 (100%) 
16 (1007c) 
40 (100%) 

4 (100%) 

15 (1007c) 
20 (1007c) 



(1007c) 
(1007c) 
(1007c) 
(1007c) 
(I007o) 
(1007c) 
(1007c) 
(ioo7o) 
(1007c) 



1 (100%) 
5 (1007c) 



3 ( 75%) I ( 257c) 4 (1007c) 



[35] 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS. 1952 



Thomas J. Manning 
Eleanora N. Cliaplik 
Anne F. Colcnian 
Elinor E. Day 
Mary L. Oilman 
Grraldine S. Herrick 
Marjorie A. Obenauer 
Julia L. Miller 
Virgmia Haviland 
Pauline \\ innick 
Madaltne D. Holt 
Jcannetle A. Pepin 

Harry Andrews 
Vanda B. Cariani 
I aurelle W. Cole 
Mary L. Dennison 
Dorothy J. Flood 
Eamon E. McDonough 
Ollie J. Partridge 

Iphigenia L. Fillios 
Helen F. Hirson 
Edward X. Casey 

Henry F. Barry 
Duilia Capobidnco 
Etta Kessell 
M. Jane Manlhorne 

George E. Earley 
Winifred F. Root 

David P. O'Keefe 
L ouise C. Wall 

Orlando C. Davis 
Christine Hayes 
Margaret I. McGovern 



Chief of Exhibits Office 

Branch Librarian 

Branih Librarian 

Branch Librarian 

Branch Librarian 

Branch Librarian 

Branch Librarian 

Bookmobile Librarian 

Readers Advisor for Children 

Readers Advisor for Youn^ Adults 

Assistant-in -Charge 

Assistant-in-Charge 

First Assistant 

First Assistant 

First Assistant 

First Assistant 

First Assistant 

First Assistant 

First Assistant 

Children's Librarian 
Extension Libraranan 
Cataloger and Classifier 

Second Assistant 

Second Assistant 

Second Assistant 

Second Assistant 

Reference Assistant 
Reference Assistant 

Senior Building Custodian 
Assistant Housekeeper 

Chief Librarian, Division of Home Reading and 

Community Services, Emerilus 

Chief of Book Selection foi Reference and. Research 

Services, Emerilus 

Branch Librarian, Emeritus 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIIBRARY, 1952 

Katherine J. Gorham After 50 years of service 

M. Therese Campbell After 49 years of service 

Patrick A. Kennedy After 46 years of service 

Christine Hayes After 40 years of service 

George H. Earley After 38 years of service 

Margaret I. McGovern After 36 years of service 

William P. Hickey After 35 years of service 

Florence B. Darling After 32 years of service 

Mary Golden After 32 years of service 

Frances M. Kelley After 21 years of service 

Catherine ODay After 21 years of service 

Orlando C. Davis After 1 7 years of service 

Hannah Hennessey After 17 years of service 

Joseph A. Loughlin After 8 years of service 



[36] 

V 

BOOK STOCK 

Total Numelr of Volumes in the Libr/\ry as of Decemeer 31, 1932 
Division of Reference and Research Services 



Central Library ...... 

Kirstein Business Branch . . . . . 

Total for Division ...... 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

*Open Shelf Department . . . . . 

School Issue Department . . . . . 

Branch Issue Department . . . . . 



Branch Libraries 

Adams Street 
Allston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
City Point . 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester . 
East Boston 
**Egleslon Square 
Faneuil 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point 
Lower Mills 
Mattapan 
Memorial 
Mt. Bowdoin 
Mt. Pleasant 
Neponset 
North End . 
Orient Heights 
Parker Hill 
Phillips Brooks 
Roslindale . 
South Boston 
South End 
Tyler Street 
Uphams Corner 
Washington Village 
West End . 
West Roxbury 
Bookmobile I 
»**Bookmobile II 



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



14,762 
18,758 
21,398 
16,595 
11,769 
18,714 
17,700 
17,151 
16,905 

1,032 
18,328 
19,011 
16,504 

8.906 
12,081 
22,725 
15,107 
15,478 

9,798 
10,150 
14,481 
10,304 
15,464 

8,845 
19,943 
12.125 
16,583 

6,047 
19,691 
14,067 
23,302 
21,113 
13,844 
10.811 



509.492 



1,265,965 
40,473 

1,306,438 1,306,438 



48,324 
40,920 
55,748 



509.492 



654,484 



654,484 



1 .960.922 



* Young Peoples Room became Children's Section of Open 
Shelf Department November 17. 1952. 
** Branch Library to be opened in 1953. 
*** Service began February 20, 1952. 



[37] 
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The total number of volumes in the Library at the end of each 
year since its formation is shown in the following statement: 



1852-53 . 


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1903-04 . 








848.884 


1853-54 .... 16.221 


1904-05 . 








871.050 


1854-55 . 






22.617 


1905-06 








878,933 


1855-56 . 






28.080 


1906-07 . 








903,349 


1856-57 . 






34.896 


1907-08 . 








922348 


1857-58 . 






70.851 


1908-09 








941,024 


1858-59 . 






78.043 


1909-10 








961.522 


1859-60 . 






85.031 


1910-11 . 








987.268 


1860-61 . 






97.386 


1911-12 . 








1,006,717 


1861-62 . 






105.034 


1912-13 








1,049.011 


1862-63 . 






110.563 


1913-14 . 








1.067.103 


1863-64 . 






116,934 


1914-15 








1.098.702 


1864-65 . 






123.016 


1915-16 








1.121.747 


1865-66 . 






130.678 


1916-17 . 








1.139.682 


1866-67 . 






136.080 


1917-18 








1.157.326 


1867-^ . 






144.092 


1918-19 








1.173.695 


1868-69 . 






1 52.796 


1919-20 








1.197.498 


1869-70 . 






160,573 


1920-21 








1,224.510 


1870-71 . 






179.250 


1921-22 








1.258,211 


1871-72 . 






192,958 


1922-23 








1 .284,094 


1872-73 . 






209.456 


1923-24 








. 1308,041 


1873-74 . 






260.550 


1924-25 








1.333.264 


1874-75 . 






276,918 


1925 








. 1.363.515 


1875-76 . 






297,873 


1926 








. 1.388,439 


1876-77 . 






321.010 


1927 








. 1.418.489 


1877-78 . 






. 345,734 


1928 








. 1.442.802 


1878-79 . 






360.963 


1929 








. 1.475,743 


1879-80 . 






377,225 


1930 








. 1,526,951 


1880-81 . 






390.982 


1931 








. 1.572.802 


1881-82 . 






. 404,221 


1932 








. 1,631.422 


1882-83 . 






422,116 


1933 








. 1.654,017 


1883-84 . 






438,594 


1934 








. 1.673,609 


1884-85 . 






453.947 


1935 








. 1.682,848 


1885 






460.993 


1936 








. 1.693.335 


1886 






479.421 


1937 








. 1.700.681 


1887 






492,956 


1938 








. 1,693.688 


1888 






. 505,872 


1939 








. 1.704.729 


1889 






. 520,508 


1940 








. 1,714.923 


1890 






. 536,027 


1941 








. 1.720,605 


1891 






. 556,283 


1942 








. 1.734,516 


1892 






. 576,237 


1943 








. 1,732,395 


1893 






. 597.152 


1944 








.* 1,7 19,983 


1894 






. 610,375 


1945 








. 1,733.000 


1895 






. 628,297 


1946 








. 1,757,095 


1896-97 . 






663.763 


1947 








. 1,770,414 


1897-98 . 






. 698.888 


1948 








. 1,811,806 


1898-99 . 






. 716,050 


1949 








1,832.173 


1899-1900 






. 746.383 


1950 








1 ,870,428 


1900-01 . 






. 781.377 


1951 








. 1,924,640 


1901-02 . 






812,264 


1952 








1.960.922 


1902^3 . 






. 835.904 













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



[38] 

ACCESSIONS, 1952 

The following statistics include materials received in 1952; 
they do not include materials received in earlier years, but pro- 
cessed only in 1952. 

Classification of Accessions, 1952 



NO. OF 
VOLUMES 



By purchase 93,102 

By gift and exchange . . . 5,200 

By binding of newspapers ... 29 

By binding of serials . . . 4,856 



103,187 



Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books 
AND Other Library Materials, 1952 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

From City Appropriation $42,979.25 

From Trust Funds Income 34,510.59 $77,489.84 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation $179,773.80 

From Trust Funds Income 1 ,214.18 $180,987.98 



$258,477.82 



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

From City Appropriation 5,647 

From Trust Funds Income 4,061 9,708 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation 82,812 

From Trust Funds Income 582 83,394 

93.102 



[39] 

Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Division of Home Reading 
AND Community Services, 1946 - 1952 



1946 

1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 









TOTAL NUMBER 








OF VOLUMES 


number OF 




NET INCREASE 


DIVISION OF HOME 


VOLUMES 


NUMBER OF 


OR DECREASE IN 


READING AND COM- 


DISCARDED 


VOLUMES ADDED 


NO. OF VOLUMES 


MUNITY SERVICES 


40.713 


57.434 


+16.721 


527.544 


44.247 


50.393 


+6.146 


533.690 


53.130 


80.579 


+27.449 


561.139 


56.621 


61.854 


+5^33 


566.372 


44,861 


69.993 


+25.132 


591,504 


59.101 


100.303 


+41.202 


632,706 


51.523 


73.301 


+21.778 


654,484 



[40] 
A SELECTION OF NOTABLE PURCK^SES, 1952 

Books 

Andreae, Johann Ludwig. Mathematische und historische Beschreibung 

des gantzen Welt-Gebaeudes . . . Nuremberg, 1718. 
Ausfiihrliche historische und geographische Beschreibung des an dem 

grossen Flusse Mississippi in Nord-America . . . Leipzig, 1 720. 
Le BabiUard. 4 volumes. Paris, 1778-1779. 
Bacon, Roger. Perspectiva. Frankfort, 1614. 
Cabeus, Nicolaus. Philosophia magnetica. Cologne, 1 629. 
Cataneo, Girolamo. Rote perpetue, per le quali si puo . . . ritroure quando 

si fa la luna . . . Brescia, 1562. 
Coronelli, Vincenzo. Epitome cosmograficha o compendiosa introdut- 

tione air astronomia, geografia, e idografia . . . Cologne [i.e. Venice], 

1693. 
Daubeny, Charles. Journal of a tour through the United States. Oxford, 

1843. 
Garcia de Cespedes, Andres. Regimiento de navegacion. Madrid, 1 606. 
Gaurico, Luca. Praedictiones super omnibus futuris luminarium deliquiis 

. . . Rome, 1539. 
Gheyn, Jacobus de. Arataea, sive signa coelestis . . . Amsterdam, 1621. 
Herodotus. Historiae. Venice, 1 494. 

Hunter, Dard. Papermaking by hand in America. Chillicothe, 1952. 
Masi, L. Ruota praeclarissima. Ferrara, 1 589. 
Missae in agenda defunctorum. Venice, 1741. 
Pirovano, Gabriele. Defensio astronomiae. Milan, 1507. 
Plinius, Caius .Secundus. Historia naturalis libri XXXVIII. Venice, 

1472. 
Poe, Edgar Allan. The Raven. The philosophy of composition. Hague, 

1952. 
Pomodoro, Giovanni. La geometria prattica. Rome, 1 667. 
The Spirit of young America. Fall River, 1 864. 
Sydrak. La fontaine de toutes sciences. Paris, ca. 1496. 

Manuscripts 

Adams, John. Autograph letter signed, Quincy, March 25, 1809. 

Bible. New Testament. Selections. German ms. EUwangen, ca. 1450. 

Shay's rebellion. Manuscripts relating to. 1 787. 

Smith, Joseph. Whaling log book for Bark Solon, Westport, and New 
Bedford, 1858-1862. 

Theramo, Jacobus de. Consolatio peccatorum, seu processus Belial. Ger- 
man ms. on paper, ca. 1460. 

Prints 

Bone, Muirhead. 

Eleven etchings: Portrait of the Artist's Father (unique) ; Margaret 
Drummond, fourth state, touched proof; Gertrude and Stephen, Nos. 
6, 7, 8 (impression from the full plate showing part of Clare Market) ; 
The Alps from the Lido, first state; Rouen, fifth state; Conrad Lis- 
tening to Music, second state; Little Stockholm, second state; Strand- 
vagen, Stockholm, third state; Convent of San Pa})o, first state. 



[41] 

Bonnard, Pierre. 

Les Boulevards, lithograph. 

Cameron, David Y. 
Beauvais, etching. 

Ciry. Michel. 

Nine etchings: Salome; La Visitation; Saint Francois; Annonciation ; 
Saint Jean, Saint Sebasticn; Mise au Tombeau, No. I ; Mise au Tom- 
beau, No. 2; Portrait dc ma Mere. 

Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille, and Charles-Franqois Daubigny, Victor- 
Eugene-Ferdinand Delacroix, Jean-Francois Millet, Ftienne Pierre 

Theodore Rousseau. 

Quaran'.e CUches-Clace, cliches-glace. 

Denis, Maurice. 

Maternile, etching. 

Dunoyer, de Segonzac, Andre. 

Two etchings: Le Jeune Femme Pensive, Le Chene de Doisu. 

Gaudin, Jean. 

Eight etchings: Le 14 juillet, L Atelier de Volti, Athlete, U Averse, 
L'Eglise, Ma Voisine Malade, Porte de Vanves, Sortie du Cirque. 
Two lithographs: Prisonniers a V antzen. Reverend Pere Corbe. 

Griggs, Frederick L. M. 

Potter's Bon>, etching, second state. 

Humbert, Suzanne. 

Four lithographs: Porte Ouverte, Le Crenier, Nouveau Ne, Petite 
Fille au Piano. 

KoUwitz, Kaethe. 

Ten etchings: IVelcome, Girl Praxiing, March of the IVeavers, 
Woman u>ilh Folded Hands, Revolt, Young couple. Woman icith 
Earring, Self Portrait with Hand on Brow, Self Portrait, Self Por- 
trait. One etching and aquatint: Ploughing. One etching, softground 
and aquatint: Outbreak. Five etchings and soft ground: Sharpening 
the Sc])the, Fight in the Castle Armory, Battlefield, Oppression, ihe 
Prisoners. Two woodcuts: Head of a Man, Small, Self Portrait. 
Eight lithographs: Poverty, Head of Working Woman rvith Blue 
Scarf, Self Portrait, Woman Meditating, Small, Bread, Public 
Shelter, Boy with Arms Around Mother^ Necfi, Self Portrait, 1943. 

Maillol, Aristide. 

Standing Nude, lithograph. 

Matisse, Henri. 

Dancer Resting, lithograph. 

Newswanger, Kiehl and Christian. 

Eight etchings: Amish Butcher, Amish Shoemaker, Amish Schoolboy, 
Amish Schoolgirl, Amish Woman (2), Black Beared Amishman, 
Crey Bearded Amishman. 

Picasso, Pablo. 

Buste de Jeune Femme, woodcut. 

Ruouault, Georges. 
Verlaine, lithograph. 

Vlaminck, Maurice de. 
Five untitled lithographs. 

Zighers, Fran^oise. 

The Widow, woodcut; La Folle de Chaillot, serigraph. 



[42] 

A SELECTION OF NOTABLE GIFTS. 1952 
Books and Other Materials 

L' Association des Musiciens Suisses. 

L' Association des Musiciens Suisses dans le second quart de siecle de 
son existence. Volume commemoratif public a I'occasion du jubile, 
1900-1950. 

Brown University Library. 

List of Latin American imprints before 1 800, selected from bibliogra- 
phies of Jose Toribio Medina, microfilmed by Brown University. 

Buckner, Lewis P. 

A collection of sixty-nine volumes in French, German, and Spanish. 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 

Mare Liberum, by Hugo Grotius. Approximately one hundred un- 
bound collotype sheets, published by Oxford University Press. 

Cashman, Mrs. Timothy D. 

A collection of one hundred and twenty-three volumes, including 
many books on Irish history. 

Charles D. Childs Gallery. 

Le Peintre Graveur Illustre (XIX et XX siecles), by Loys DelteiL 
Volume 19 — Henri de Braekeleer, James Ensor. 

Develin, Joseph C. 

The story of an Irish Sept: the O'Devlins of Tyrone, by Joseph C. 
Develin. 

Eire Society of Boston. 

A collection of forty-four volumes on Ireland, its people and its his- 
ory. 

France, Consulate General of, at Boston. 

La vie des monuments fran§ais: destruction, restauration, by Paul 
Leon. 

Friedman, Lee M. 

A collection of thirty-three volumes and pamphlets and sixty-four pub- 
lications of Byron, Dickens, Disraeli, Tennyson, Thackeray and others 
for the Rare Book Department. 

Haraszti, Zoltan. 

John Adams and the prophets of progress, by Zoltan Haraszti. In- 
scribed to the Staff of the Boston Public Library by Mr. Haraszti. 

Harris, Mrs. Lois. 

De tournoy d'amour, by William T. Peters. 

Hauk, Z. William. 

T Wharf: notes and sketches collected during a quarter century of 
living on Boston's waterfront, compiled by Z. William Hauk. 

Hutchinson, John B. 

A collection of one hundred and twelve books and pamphlets of or 
relating to music. 

Ireland, President of. 

The Irish republic, by Dorothy Macardle. Inscribed to the Boston 
Public Library by Sean O'Ceallaigh. 



[43] 

John Rylands Library. 

Catalogue of the Greek and Latin papyri in the John Rylands Libra- 
ry. Volume four. Documents of the Ptolemaic, Roman and Byzan- 
tine periods, edited by C H. Roberts and E. G. Turner. 
Handlist of additions to the collection of English manuscripts in the 
John Rylands Library, 1937—1951, by F. Taylor, 

Kavaljian, Lousintah H. 

Album of the Armenian Monastery of Jerusalem. Sent to the Boston 
Public Library as a gift to be "kept at the Central Library, to be 
used only for exhibit purposes." 

McCormick, Mrs. Stanley. 

Scots Minstrclsie: a national monument of Scottish song, edited and 
arranged by John Grieg. In six volumes. 

Morse, Frank I. 

A miscellaneous collection of seventy-seven volumes of fiction and 
nonfiction. 

O'Brien, Donough. 

The history of the O'Briens from Brian Boroimhe, A.D. 1000 to 
1945, by Donough O'Brien. 

Perkins, Mrs. Charles B. 

A collection of one hundred and ninety-nine volumes of miscellaneous 
works. 

Peterson, C. Stewart. 

Last Civil War veteran in each state, by C. Stewart Peterson. 

Scudder, Vida. 

Gioacchino da Fiore. (I tempi — La vita — II messaggio), by Er- 
nesto Buonaiuti. 

Silver, Israel. 

A collection of forty volumes of fiction and nonfiction for the East 
Boston Branch Library. 

Tashita, Masaru. 

Songs for children, sung in Japan, translated by Yukuo Uyehara. 

Theosophical Book Gift Institute. 

A collection of fifteen volumes of theosophical works by Annie Bes- 
ant, Irving Cooper, Louis W. Rogers, and others. 

Tyng, Griswold. 

Photostat of a plan of Boston in New England with its environs, pub- 
lished in London in I 777. 

University of Pennsylvania Libraries. 

Changing patterns of scholarship and the future of research libraries. 
A symposium m celebration of the 200th anniversary of the estab- 
lishment of the University of Pennsylvania Library. 

Washington University Libraries. 

The history of music, an index to the literature available in a selected 
group of musicological publications, compiled by Ernst C. Krohn. 

Autographs, Manuscripts, Etc. 

Anonymous. 

A collection of thirty-four autographs of historical and theatrical per- 
sonages, for the Virginia and Richard Ehrlich Collection. 



[44] 

Black, Louis. 

Two autograph letters by Felix Buhot. 
Harris, Mrs. Lois. 

Typescript copy of The Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Oscar Wilde. 
O'Meara, Stephen (daughters of). 

A collection of the private papers and correspondence of Stephen 

O'Meara. 
Redman, H. N. 

Manuscript score and parts of the third and fourth string quartets, by 

H. N. Redman. 
Scudder, Vida. 

Tribulationum Chronica ex Ms. Laurentianae Bibl. XX. 7. (Hand- 
written copy of mss., by Paul Sabatier). 

Films, Filmstrips, and Recordings 

Anonymous. 

Eighty-four recordings for use in the Audio-Visual Department. A 

combined record of eight anonymous gifts. 
Boston Public Library Staff Members, Group of. 

Two films: Government is \)our business and Let George do it. 
Coleman, Charles F. 

A collection of twenty-two recordings, including works of Tschaikov- 

sky, Strauss, and Chopin. 
Eire Society of Boston. 

Victor Red Seal recording of Leroy Anderson's Irish Suite as played 

by the Boston Pops Orchestra. 
First Church of Chirst, Scientist. 

Twenty-four recordings of hymns and Christian Science Material. 
Friedman, Lee M. 

Four filmstrips relating to Jewish history. 
Klein, Ivan A. 

A collection of ten albums of thirty-four recordings of the works of 

Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, and others. 
Leary, Timothy. 

A collection of twelve recordings, including recordings of compositions 

by Mozart, Stravinsky, Liszt, and others. 
McKenna, John. 

A collection of seventeen recordings, including albums of Richard 

Rodgers music ; recordings by Duke Ellington, and by Pete Johnson 

and Albert Ammons. 
Manley, Frances. 

Ten Victor recordings of works of Handel, Schubert, Verdi, and 

others. 
Polish Embassy. 

A recording of seven Polish folk songs by the Mazowsze Choral En- 
semble. 



[451 

Prints, Drawings, and Copper Plates 

Black, Louis. 

Appian, Adolphe. Three etchings. 

Bonington, Richard P. One etching. 

Bracquemond, FeHx. Nine etchings. 

Buhot, FeHx. Fourteen etchings. 

Corot, Camille. Three etchings. 

Daumier, Honore. Forty-seven prints, composed of thirty-three Utho- 
graphs, one wood engraving, and thirteen woodcuts. 

Gavarni et al. Ten Hthographs. 

Lalanne, Maxime. One etching. 

Lepere, Augusta. Five etchings, two Hthographs, ten woodcuts and 
engravings. 

Meryon, Charles. Eight etchings. 

Rodin, Auguste. One etching. 

Roth, Ernest. Three etchings and one drawing. 

Roux, Marcel. Fourteen etchings. 

Woodbury, Charles. Six drawings. 

Zorn, Anders. One hundred and seven etchings from the cancelled 
plates together with seven later subjects by Zorn, undescribed. 
Blampied, Edmund. 

Blampied, Edmund. Four watercolors, one portfolio of twelve indi- 
vidually signed silhouettes. 
Childs, Charles D. 

Sloan, John. Two Girls Running, etching. 
Delatre, Zelina. 

Delatre, Auguste. Collection of three hundred and thirty-two engrav- 
ings. 

Delatre, Eugene. Complete collection of engraved works, comprising 
nine hundred including many states and trial proofs. 
Gray, Joseph C. 

Meryon, Charles. Casimiv le Conte, uncancelled copper plate. 
Guiot, Marcel. 

Picasso, Pablo. Les Trois Baigneuses, III, cancelled zinc plate. 
Hoyt, Anna C. 

Tiepolo, J. B. The Woman with Her Hand on a Vase, etching. 
Kamberg, Abraham. 

Cheffetz, Asa. Summer Id])ll, wood engraving. 

Severini, Gino. The Musical Harlequin, stencil. 
Knobloch, Isabelle S. 

Wengenroth, Stow. One hundred and ninety-one lithographs and five 
dry-brush drawings. 
Merrill, Hiram C. 

Humbert, Suzanne. Twelve lithographs. 
The Print Club of Cleveland. 

Laboureur, Jean Emile. La Promenade sur le Port, etching. 
Wiggin, Albert H., Estate of. 

The Miniature Print Society. One wood engraving. 

The Society of Print Connoisseurs. One etching and one lithograph. 

The Society of Medalists. Five medals. 



[46] 

VI 

USE OF BOOKS, FILMS. AND RECORDINGS 



COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1948-1952 



1948 



1949 



1950 



1951 



Division of Reference 
and Research Services 



1952 



Central Library 


148,598 


146,353 


137.922 


131,562 


135,297 


Kirstein Business Branch 


10,015 


9,845 


8.179 


7.121 


7,086 


Total for Division 


158,613 


156,198 


146.101 


138.663 


142,383 


Division of Home Reading 












and Community Services 












*Open Shelf Department 


167,631 


178,657 


181,753 


199,036 


319.538 


*Young Peoples Room 


37,195 


39,082 


40,160 


46,974 


38,823 


**School Issue Department 


16,883 


16,170 


14.917 


14,416 


9.797 


Branch Issue Department 


58,176 


58,294 


60.413 


56,914 


54.485 


Staff Library 


2.928 


3.034 


4.394 


4.905 


3.399 


Deposit Circulation 












(estimated) 


248,816 


265.045 


263,594 


238,932 


260,018 


Branch Libraries 












***Adams Street 








45,481 


123,600 


Allston 


90,490 


86,048 


79.533 


82.733 


72.646 


Brighton 


53,024 


56,653 


54,320 


59,068 


56.994 


Charlestown 


82,926 


84,644 


75,241 


86.050 


71.240 


City Point 


63,946 


56,320 


53,774 


53,358 


43.874 


Codman Square 


117,137 


130,118 


127,210 


141,126 


130.541 


Connolly 


98,292 


98.101 


84,327 


86,266 


86.344 


Dorchester 


80,178 


84,930 


80,432 


80,943 


69.666 


East Boston 


72,436 


70,007 


57,757 


63,874 


60,275 


Faneuil 


43,114 


48.396 


47,244 


51,024 


48.988 


****Fellowes Athenaeum 


32,650 


7,785 








Hyde Park 


71,182 


78.182 


72,897 


76,194 


67.274 


Jamaica Plain 


83,652 


86.472 


79,705 


81 ,027 


70,031 


Jeffries Point 


26,894 


26.895 


26,539 


26.201 


26,674 


Lower Mills 


45,712 


47.831 


42,808 


45,255 


41.174 


Mattapan 


101,036 


104,041 


90.962 


99,170 


102,079 


Memorial 


79,504 


84,581 


74,030 


76.466 


64.360 


Mt. Bowdoin 


75,105 


80,846 


69,656 


76,816 


73,728 


Mt. Pleasant 


44,591 


43,609 


40,436 


44,510 


39,469 


Neponset 


48,624 


51,827 


45,256 


45,160 


38,280 


North End 


67,717 


64,966 


59.156 


49,417 


37.917 


Orient Heights 


39,741 


38.013 


38.457 


35,738 


36.464 


Parker Hill 


70,336 


77,497 


69,357 


72,977 


62.932 


Phillips Brooks 


27,935 


29,628 


25,864 


25,424 


22.655 


Roslindale 


123,204 


132,682 


117.889 


131,611 


136.465 


JSouth Boston 


48,369 


50,474 


42,076 


70,881 


66,255 


South End 


64,719 


62.689 


63,581 


65,777 


58,381 


SSTyler Street 









660 


12,211 


Uphams Corner 


103,014 


108,214 


102,041 


122,803 


122,939 


Washington Village 


75,908 


80,604 


71,605 


72,568 


79,646 


West End 


105,925 


108,551 


108,203 


109,117 


102,533 


West Roxbury 


110,918 


1 1 5.062 


106,161 


115,413 


112,577 


§ fBookmobile I 






104,278 


162,639 


171,977 


§ ttBookmobile II 










107.744 



Total for Branch Libraries 2.148.279 2.195.666 2.110.795 2.355.747 2.417.933 

Total for Division 2.679.908 2.755,948 2.676,026 2.916.924 3.103.993 

Total for Entire Library 

System 2,838.521 2.912,146 2.822,127 3,055,607 3,246,376 



[47] 

* Young Peoples Room circulation includecl in Open Shelf Depailment as 
of November I, 1952. 
** Circulation at schools discontinued June 1952. 
*** Branch Library opened August 29, 1951. 
**** Branch Library closed March 15, 1949. 

5 Closed in old quarters January 28, 1950; reopened in new quarters June 

12. 1950. 
tt Reopened as Reading Room December 7, 1951. 

t Service began February 20, 1950 
ft Service began February 20, 1952. 
§ Drivers' strike; Bookmobiles not operated November 20-December 31, 
1952. 

Summary of Circulation by Divisions in 1952 
books lent for home use 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library (including Central Library books 

issued through Branch Libraries) . . . 135,297 

Kirstein Business Branch 7,086 142,383 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

* Open Shelf Department, Central Library . . 319,538 

* Young Peoples Room, Central Library . . 38,823 
** School Issue Department, through schools . . 9,797 

Branch Issue Department, through Branch Libraries 54,485 

Staff Library 3.399 

Branch Libraries 2,417,933 2,843,975 



2,986,358 

* Young Peoples Room circulation included in Open Shelf Department as of 
November 1, 1952. 
** Circulation at schools discontinued June 1952. 



Total Circulation in 1952 

Books Lent for Home Use 

Division of Reference and Research Services .... 142,383 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services . . . 2,843,975 

Deposits of books (estimated) ....... 260,018 

3,246,376 



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Distribution of Total Circulation in 1952 



Division of Reference 
and Research Services 

Central Library 

Direct lending to borrowers 124,440 

Central Library volumes circulated 
through Branch Issue De- 
partment 10,857 
Kirstein Business Branch 7,086 



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



124,440 



10,857 
7.086 



Total for Division 

Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services 



142.383 



142,383 



**Open Shelf Department 


319,538 


**Young Peoples Room 


38,823 


ItSchool Issue Department 


9,797 


Branch Issue Department 


54.485 


Staff Library 


3.399 


Branch Libraries 




Adams Street 


123.600 


Allston 


72,646 


Brighton 


56,994 


Charlestown 


71,240 


City Point 


43.874 


Codman Square 


130,541 


Connolly 


86,344 


Dorchester 


69.666 


East Boston 


60.275 


Faneuil 


48,988 


Hyde Park 


67,274 


Jamaica Plain 


70,031 


Jeffries Point 


26,674 


Lov^er Mills 


41,174 


Mattapan 


102,079 


Memorial 


64,360 


Mt. Bowdoin 


73.728 


Mt. Pleasant 


39,469 


Neponset 


38,280 


North End 


37,917 


Orient Heights 


36,464 


Parker Hill 


62,932 


Phillips Brooks 


22,655 


Roslindale 


136,465 


South Boston 


66,255 


South End 


58.381 


Tyler Street 


12,211 


Uphams Corner 


122,939 


Washington Village 


79,646 


West End 


102,533 


West Roxbury 


112,577 


t Bookmobile I 


171,977 


tn Bookmobile II 


107,744 


Total for Branch Libraries 


2,417,933 


Total for Division 


2,843,975 



Total for Entire Library System 



2.986.389 






319.538 




38.823 


240.283 


250.080 


13.117 


67,602 




3,399 




123,600 




72,646 




56,994 




71,240 




43,874 




130.541 




86.344 




69.666 




60.275 




48.988 




67.274 




70,031 




26,674 




41.174 




102,079 




64.360 




73,728 




39.469 




38,280 




37.917 




36.464 




62.932 




22.655 




136,465 




66,255 





58,381 


25 


12,236 




122,939 




79,646 


6.593 


109,126 




112,577 




171,977 




107,744 


6.618 


2,424,551 


260.018 


3.103,993 



260,018 



3,246,376 



* Estimtaed. 
** Young Peoples Room circulation included in Open Shelf Department as of 

November 1. 1952. 
jr Circulation at schools discontinued June 1952. tt Service began February 20, 

1952. 
t Drivers' strike; Bookmobiles not operated November 20-December 31. 1952. 



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Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1929 - 1952 









PERCENTAGE OF 


PERCENTAGE OF 




NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 


INCREASE OR 


INCREASE OR 




BOOKS LFNT 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE 


VLAR 


TO BORROWERS 


PRECEDING YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


3.930,068 








1930 


4,133,459 


+203,391 


+5% 


+5% 


1931 


4,702,932 


+569,473 


+ 12% 


+17% 


1932 


5.567,681 


+864,749 


+ 12% 


+42% 


1933 


5,548,283 


-19,398 


-0.3% 


+41% 


1934 


5,194.351 


-353.932 


-7% 


+32% 


1935 


4.949,701 


-244.650 


-5% 


+26% 


1936 


4.806,737 


-142.964 


-3% 


+22% 


1937 


4.531,378 


-275.359 


-h% 


+ 15% 


1938 


4,354.044 


-177,334 


-4% 


+ 11% 


1939 


4.198,975 


-155.069 


-4% 


+7% 


1940 


4.056,963 


-142,012 


-3% 


+3% 


1941 


3.635,933 


-421.030 


-10% 


-7% 


1942 


3.271.619 


-364,314 


-10% 


-17% 


1943 


2,871.335 


-400,284 


-12% 


-27% 


1944 


2,765,255 


-106,080 


-4% 


-30% 


1945 


2,661.741 


-103,514 


-4% 


-32% 


1946 


2.750,089 


+ 83,348 


+3% 


-30% 


1947 


2.770.841 


+20.752 


+0.8% 


-29% 


1948 


2,838.521 


+67,680 


+2% 


-28% 


1949 


2,912.146 


+73,625 


+3% 


-26% 


1950 


2,822.127 


-90,019 


-3% 


-28% 


1951 


3.055.607 


+233,480 


+8% 


-22% 


1952 


3.246,376 


^190,769 


+6% 


-\1% 



Inter-Library Loans, 1952 

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



1,626 

334 
1,960 



Registration 
(Two-Year Period) 

Number of registered borrowers, December 31, 1952: 

Adult 
Juvenile 



79,316 
78,705 



158,021 

Number of borrowers registered and reregistered during 1952: 



Adult 
Juvenile 



42,774 
31,411 

74.185 



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Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1934 - 1952 



YEAR 

1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 





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% 


-577o 


4.710 


-11% 


-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 


+14% 


-69% 


3.549 


-7% 


-71% 


4,094 


+15% 


-67% 


3.709 


-9% 


-70% 


3,869 


+4% 


-68% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1934 - 1952 



YEAR 

1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 







PERCENTAGE 


NUMBER OF 


PERCENTAGE OF 


OF INCREASE 


volumes 


increase or DECREASE 


OR DECREASE 


unrecoverable 


OVER PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1934 


2.262 






1,399 


-38% 


-38% 


953 


-32% 


-58% 


979 


+ 1.7% 


-57%, 


742 


-24% 


-67% 


642 


-13% 


-72%, 


645 


+0.5% 


-71% 


577 


-11%, 


-74% 


713 


+24% 


-68% 


1,066 


+50% 


-53%, 


797 


-25% 


-657o 


1,119 


• +40% 


-51% 


954 


-15% 


-587o 


874 


-8% 


-61% 


934 


+7% 


-597o 


1,133 


+21% 


-50% 


1,220 


+8% 


-46% 


895 


-27% 


-60% 


1,568 


+75% 


-31% 



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Books Unrecoveradle from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1944 - 1952 



YEAR 

1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 



total number 

of volumes 

unrecoverable 

797 
1,119 

954 

874 

934 
1,133 
1,220 

895 
1.568 





percent of 


total number 


volumes BORROWED 


of volumes 


WHICH WERE 


BORROWED 


UNRECOVERABLE 


2,153,367 


0.037 7o 


2,076,638 


0.0547o 


2.106,249 


0.0457o 


2,093.939 


0.042% 


2,148,279 


0.043% 


2,195,666 


0.052% 


2,117,082 


0.058% 


2,359,653 


0.0387o 


2,424,551 


0.065% 



USE OF FILMS - 1952 
Film Showings 



In Boston Public Library System 
Outside Boston Public Library System 

Total 



1.000 
8,501 

9,501 



Film Audiences 

inside and outside boston PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM 



Adult 

Juvenile 



209,712 
331,400 

541,112 
431 



Film Collection 

Films in collection, January 1, 1952 ..... 

Films added in 1952 116 

Films withdrawn in 1952 . . — 

Net Gain, 1952 . ... 116 

Films in collection, December 31, 1952 .... 547 

Film Registrations 

Film registrations, January 1, 1952 .... 1,051 

New film registrations, 1952 . ..... 383 

Film registrations, December 31. 1952 .... 1,434 
CIRCULATION OF RECORDINGS 
1952 41.055 



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VII 

THE CATALOGS 

Volumes Catalogid 
Division of Reference and Research Services 

Cataloged 

Central Library 13,656 

Kirstein Business Branch 1 ,072 

Recatalogcd 

Central I ibrary 1,951 



16.679 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Cataloged 

Open Shelf Department 4,912 

\ oung Peoples Room 1 ,752 

School Issue Department 3,21 5 

Branch Issue Department 3,641 

Branch Libraries 58.925 

Miscellaneous 22 



72,467 



Films Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 89 

Recordings Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 719 

Card Work 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Library of Congress cards processed 65,507 

Cards processed on duplicating machine 76,997 

Cards typed 2,988 



145,492 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Cards processed on duplicatmg machine 227,236 

Cards typed 80,035 



307.271 



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

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library (including continuations) 1 5,206 

Kirstein Busmess Branch 1,072 

.Books reported lost or missing in previous years 

but now found, etc. 712 16.990 



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

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



72,992 



309 



Ihe 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 
Kirstein Business Branch 

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



2,195 
277 2,472 



51.523 



53,995 



VIII 
PRINTING AND BINDING 

The Printing Department 

Requisitions received and filled 481 

Cards (indicator, time, guide, etc.) 155,693 

Wiggin Print Collection (exhibition cards) 1,454 

Signs, posters, etc. 6,430 

Forms (numbered series, including blank forms) 2,246,575 
Forms, circulars, and sundries (outside the numbered series) 273,280 

Library publications, including book lists, programs, etc. 276.025 

The Binding Department 

Number of volumes bound in various styles 26,689 

Volumes repaired 198 

Volumes guarded 268 

Maps mounted 3 

Photographs and engravings mounted 3,203 

Library publications folded, plate tipped, collated, stitched, 

covered, and trimmed 251,130 

Portfolios, blocks, boxes, and desk pads made 5,483 

Covers made (miscellaneous types) 3,081 

Cutting and bundling 736 

Miscellaneous work done 2,453 



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IX 

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

LECTURES AND FILM SHOWINGS 
GENERAL LECTURE SERIES 

DATE TITLE LECTURER 

Jan. 3 Film Program. War Comes to 
America — pictorial history of the 
United States. 

Jan. 1 3 Southern Shrines in Massachusetts. Edward Rowe Snow, Au- 
Illustrated with slides. thor and Lecturer. 



Feb. 



Feb. 14 



Film Program. 
Stor\). 



The Roosevelt 



Film Program. In observance of 
Negro History Week. The Sior\) 
of Dr. Carver, Booker T. Wash- 
ington, and Aden's Magazine of the 
Screen. 



Feb. 19 Catholic Book Week Program. 



Reverend Edward Sullivan, 
Circus Priest; and Mrs. 
Sarah L. Barrett, Author. 



Feb, 21 Film Program. In observance of 
Brotherhood Week. The Chal- 
lenge, Voices of the People, and 
Lincoln Speaks at Cetivsburg. 

Feb. 28 Films on Israel. Building a Na- 
tion, The Earth Sings, and Jeru- 
salem — The Holp Cit]^. 

Mar. 24 Come Back to Erin. Illustrated Reverend Joseph P. Shea, 
with colored motion pictures. Curate, St. James Church, 

Medford. 

Apr. 1 6 Solving the High Cost of Eating. Dr. Ida Bailey Allen, Food 

Editor of King Features. 



June 7 What Pets and Animals Should 
Mean to Us All. In cooperation 
with The Massachusetts Society 
for the Prevention of Cruelty to 
Animals. 



Thornton Burgess, Author. 



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Oct. 23 The U. N. in Under-developed 
Areas; a panel discussion In co- 
operation with the United Council 
on World Affairs. 



Nov. 9 

Nov. 21 

Dec. 4 
Dec. II 

Dec. 14 



Jewish Book Month Program. 
Highlights in the Jewish Literary 
Year. 

Film Program for Children. In ob- 
servance of National Children's 
Book Week. Adventures of Chico. 

Film Program. Morning Star and 
Mission Life. 

The Story of the Christmas Carol. 
Illustrated with music by the Bea- 
con Recorder Consort. 

Dickens' Christmas Carol. Illus- 
trated. 



Joseph I. Sargon of India, 
Farza Fawaz of Lebanon ; 
Dan H. Fenn. Jr., Executive 
Director, United Council on 
World Affairs, Moderator. 

Fanny Goldstein, Branch 
Librarian, West End Branch 
of the Boston Public Library. 



Elna Sherman, Boston Uni- 
versity College of Music. 

Edward F. Payne, President, 
Boston Branch of the Dick- 
ens' Fellowship. 



SPECIAL SERIES 

FILM DISCUSSIONS 



Jan. 10 Based on the motion picture, Will 
We Be Read})? 



Jan. 1 7 Based on the motion pictures. The 
Doctor Speaks His Mind and The 
Traitor Within. In cooperation 
with the Massachusetts Division of 
the American Cancer Society. 

Jan. 24 Based on the motion picture. Guard 
Your Heart. In cooperation with 
the Massachusetts Heart Associa- 
tion. 



31 Based on the motion picture. The 
Quiet One. 



Colonel Edward A. Sher- 
man, Executive Director, 
Massachusetts Committee for 
the Hoover Report. 

Dr. Edward A. Cooney, 
Chief of the Tumor Clinic, 
New England Medical Cen- 
ter, and Surgeon, Mt. Au- 
burn Hospital. 

Dr. Kermit H. Katz, Asso- 
ciate Professor of Medicine, 
Boston University School of 
Medicine, and Assistant Di- 
rector of the 5th and 6th 
Medical Services, Boston 
City Hospital. 

Dr. Edward L. Cooper, Ex- 
ecutive Secretary, Urban 
League of Greater Boston; 
and Dr. Gaston Blom, Clin- 
ical Fellow, Massachusetts 
General Hospital. 



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DATE 



Mar. 6 Based on the motion picture. Your 
Social Securii'^. 



Mar. 1 3 Based on the motion picture. With 
These Hands. 



Angela C. O'Brien, Man- 
ager, Social Security Admin- 
istration Field Office, Bos- 
ton. 

Julius Bernstein, Executive 
Secretary, Boston Labor 
Committee to Combat Intol- 



Mar. 20 



Apr. 4 



Based on the motion 
Weight Reduction. 



picture. 



Based on the motion picture. 
Breast Selj -Examination. In coop- 
peration with the Massachusetts 
Division of the American Cancer 
Society, 



Olvia Cambourelis, Nutri- 
tionist, New England Dairy 
and Food Council. 

Dr. Langdon Parsons, Sur- 
geon, and Chief of Gynecol- 
ogy, Massachusetts Memorial 
Hospital ; and Professor of 
Gynecology, Boston Univer- 
sity School of Medicine. 



GREAT MEN AND GREAl ISSUES IN OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE 

(A series of film discussion programs based on famous Americans prepared by 

The Fund for Adult Education, established by the Ford Foundation. 

Open to Members of The Never Too Late Group) 

Jan. 7 John Q^uincX) Adams 

Jan. 14 Andrew Jackson 

Jan. 21 Daniel Webster and John Calhoun 

Jan. 28 Abraham Lincoln 

HUMAN RELATIONS BOOK FAIR 
THEME: WHEN PEOPLES MEET 

(In cooperation with the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Boston 
Public Schools, and the Independent School Association of Boston) 



Oct. 2 Program for Adults. 



Oct. 3 Program for Young Adults. 



Very Reverend Francis J. 
Lally, L.Sc.Soc, Associate 
Editor of The Pilot; Oscar 
Handlin. Ph.D., Harvard 
University, Author of The 
Uprooted. 

Grace Whittaker, Teacher, 
Boston Public Schools; Ra- 
chel Baker, Author of books 
for young adults; and Basilla 
Neilan, Executive Director, 
Cambridge Youth Project. 



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Oct. 3 Program for Adults. 



Oct. 4 Program for Children. Showing of 
the motion picture, Sing a Song 
of Friendship. 



Oct. 5 Program for Adults. 



Hugh Cabot. M.B.A., Har- 
vard University, Author of 
Human Relations; Mary El- 
len Goodman, Ph.D., Wel- 
lesley College, Author of 
Race Awareness in Young 
Children ; and W a y 1 a n d 
Vaughan, Ph.D., Boston 
University, Author of Per- 
sonal and Social Adjustment. 

Florence Hayes, Author of 
books for children ; Althea 
Karr, Illustrator of books for 
children ; and teacher of Cer- 
amics, Cambridge School at 
Weston; and John J. Cronan, 
Storyteller. 

Henry J. Cadbury. Ph.D., 
Harvard University, Chair- 
man, American Friend Ser- 
vice Committee; Stefan Lor- 
ant. Author of Abraham 
Lincoln; and M. F. Ashley- 
Montagu, Ph.D., Rutgers 
University, Author of Mans 
Most Dangerous M^th: The 
Fallacy of Race. 



LET S TALK ABOUT 



(A series of discussion programs in cooperation with the United Council 
on World Affairs. Open to Members of The Never Too Late Group) 

Let's Talk About India. 

Let's Talk About the Foreign Student in America. 

Let's Talk About the Foreign Student in America (continued). 

Let's Talk About Germany. 



Oct. 


27 


Nov. 


24 


Dec. 


8 


Dec. 


22 



MUSIC AND ART 

Apr. 3 Europe and Tanglewood. Illus- 
trated with the motion picture, 
Tangleivood. 

Apr. I 7 Film Program. Invitation to Music, 
Carmen, and Grandma Moses. 

Apr. 24 Modern Art. Illustrated with the 
motion picture. What Is Modern 
Art? 



George E. Judd, Manager, 
Boston Symphony Orchestra. 



Frederick S. Wight, Asso- 
ciate Director, The Institute 
of Contemporary Art. 



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NAVY FILMS OF ACTION IN WORLD WAR II 
(In cooperation with the First Naval Air Base) 

Nov. 6 December 7, 1941 and Beachhead Secured. 

Nov. 1 3 Prelude to Victory) and Silent Service. 

Nov. 20 The Fleet That Came to Slav and Command of the Seas. 

ON TIMELY TOPICS 

(This series was presented in cooperation with Boston University Debating 
ream, Martin J. Levine, Public Service Manager) 



DATE 



Jan. 13 



Feb. 17 



A Look at Our Presidential Can- 
didates; a symposium. 



Resolved: That the Federal Gov- 
ernment Should Adopt a Per- 
manent Program of Price and 
Wage Control ; a debate. 



Mar. 9 NATO ; a panel discussion. 



Apr. 6 Resolved: That the Federal Gov- 
ernment Should Adopt a Per- 
manent Program of Price and 
Wage Control; a debate. 



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

Members of the debating 
teams of Boston University 
and Notre Dame University. 
Austin J. Freeley, Assistant 
Professor in Speech, and 
Boston University Coach of 
Debate, Moderator. 

Members of the debating 
team of Boston University, 
Austin J. Freeley, Assistant 
Professor in Speech, and 
Boston University Coach of 
Debate, Moderator. 

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



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WORLD AFFAIRS ARE YOUR AFFAIRS 

(A series of film discussion programs prepared by The Fund for Adult 

Education, established by the Ford Foundation. Open to 

Members of The Never Too Late Group) 

Mar. 31 Based on the motion picture. World Trade for Belter Living. 

Apr. 7 Based on the motion picture, Farmers of India. 

Apr. 1 4 Based on the motion picture, Japan and Democracy. 

Apr. 21 Based on the motion picture, Crisis'in Iran. 

Apr. 28 Based on the motion picture, Oriental City (Canton, China). 

May 5 Based on the motion picture, Tropical Mountain Land (Java). 

May 12 Based on the motion picture, Tito — New Ally? 

May 1 9 Based on the motion picture, Challenge in Nigeria. 

May 26 Based on the motion picture. Picture of Britain. 

June 2 Based on the motion picture. World Affairs Are Your Affairs. 

WORLD AFFAIRS ARE YOUR AFFAIRS — Second Series 

(A series of film discussion programs prepared by The Fund for Adult 

Education, established by the Ford Foundation. In cooperation 

with the United Council on World Affairs) 

Nov. 18 Based on the motion picture. World Affairs Are Your Affairs. 

Dec. 2 Based on the motion picture. Farmers of India. 

Dec. 1 6 Based on the motion picture, Japan and Democracy. 



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AFTERNOON FILM PROGRAMS 
Jan. 8 Of Human Rights, Sing a Song of Friendship, and Winter Carnival. 

Jan. 15 Arctic Borderlands in Winter, Understanding the Siviss, and Wil- 
liam Tell. 

Jan. 22 George Washington, Mt. Vernon in Virginia, and Sl^i Thrills. 

Jan. 29 Abraham Lincoln,- A Background Stud\), Lincoln Speatfs at Gettys- 
burg, and 5^/ Holida]). 

Feb. 5 Music Films. Carmen, Paderewski, and Tanglewood. 

Feb. 1 2 Films on Juvenile Delinquency, Angryi Boy and A Criminal Is Born. 

Feb. 26 Films on Dance and Motion. Steps of the Ballet, Moor's Pavane, 
and Wild Forvl in Slow Motion. 

Mar. 4 Films on Animals and the Circus. Animals Unlimited, Circus Ani- 
mals, and Circus Da}). 

Mar. 1 1 Travel Films. Picturesque Sweden and Wings to Bermuda. 

Mar. 1 8 Films on Nature. Flowering Desert, Miracle of the Trees, Snakes 
Are Interesting, and Storp of the Bees. 

Mar. 25 Films on the West. Redn>ood Saga and Texas and Its Natural Re- 
sources. 

Apr. 1 Are You Ready for Service Series. What Ifs All About, Your 
Plans, and Service and Citizenship. 

Apr. 15 Are You Ready for Service Series. Starting Now!, Getting Ready 
Physically, Getting Ready Emotionally, and Getting Ready Mor- 
ally. 

Apr. 22 Are You Ready for Service Series. The Nation to Defend, What 
Are the Military Services?, When You Enter Service, and Military 
Life and You. 

Apr. 29 Are You Ready for Service Series. Communism, Your Investment 
in the Future, and Why You? 



PROGRAMS OF FILMS AND RECORDINGS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL CENTER 

Apr. 1 6 Film Program. Animals Unlimited, Flowering Desert, and Wild 
Fowl in Slorv Motion. 

Apr. 30 Film Program. Bird Migration, Moor's Pavane, and Pompeii and 
Vesuvius. 

May 7 Switzerland and Italy. Films: Understanding the Swiss, Rome, 
City Eternal, and William Tell. Recordings: Fountains of Rome 



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May 14 France, Holland, and Spain. Films: Food for Paris Markets, Spain: 
The Land and the People, and The Dutch Way. Recordings: 
Three Cornered Hat by De Falla, and D Minor Symphony, First 
Movement by Franck. 

May 2] Scandinavia. Films: Picturesque Siueden and Farmer Fisherman 
(Norway). Recordings: Selections from Peer Gynt by Grieg and 
Finlandia by Sibelius. 

May 28 Great Britain. Films: Growth of London, Scotland; Background of 
Literature, and Irish Children. Recordings: Excerpts from Varia- 
tions on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Williams and Pomp and 
Circumstance by Elgar. 

June 4 In connection with the exhibits in the Central Library. Films: Making 
Books, Printing Through the Ages, and New England: Background 
of Literature. Recordings: Robert Frost Reading His Own Poems 
and Woodland Sketches by MacDowell. 

June. 1 1 In connection with the exhibits in the Central Library. Films: Out in 
the Open, Yosemite — End of the Rainbow, and Sailing in Canada. 
Recordings: Out of Doors Suite and Improvisations by Bartok and 
On the Trail from Grand Canyon Suite by Grofe 

June 1 8 In connection with the exhibits in the Central Library. Films : The 
Photographer, Grondh of Flowers, and Miracle of the Trees. Re- 
cordings: The Birds by Respighi. 

June. 25 In connection with the exhibits in the Central Library. Films: Let's 
Go to the Movies, The Art Director, The Costume Designer, and 
The Sound Man. Recordings: Excerpts from The River and Ameri- 
can in Paris. 

Oct. 8 Film: Government Is Your Business. Recordings: Concerto in G 
for Piano by Hanson and Lincoln Portrait by Copland. 

Oct. 15 Film: Government Is Your Business. Recordings: Excerpts from 
Woodland Sketches by MacDowell and Symphony No. 5 by 
Dvorak. 

Oct. 22 In observance of United Nations Day. Films: Fate of a Child and 
The United Nations in World Disputes. Recording: This Is the 
U.N. with commentary by Franchot Tone. 

Oct. 29 Film: Government Is Your Business. Recordings: Rhapsody in Blue 
by Gershwin and Symphony No. 3 by Schuman. 

Nov. 1 Listening Hour. NBC Broadcast of concert by Arturo Toscanini. 

Nov. 5 In observance of American Art Week. Films: Grandma Moses and 
What is Modern Art? Recordings: Ejccerpts from Woodland 
Sketches by MacDowell. 

Nov, 8 Listening Hour. NBC Broadcast of concert by Arturo Toscanini. 
by Respighi and William Tell Overture by Rossini. 



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Nov. 12 In observance of American Education Week, films: Horace Mann 
and Fight for Better Schools. Recordings: Lxcerpts from the Chil- 
dren s Corner Suite by Debussy, 

Nov. 1 5 Listening Hour. NBC Broadcast of concert by Arturo Toscanini. 

Nov. 19 In observance of National Children's Book Week. Films: It's All 
Yours, Henrx) WadsWorth Longfellow, and Louisa Ma]; Alcott. 
Recordings: Robert Frost Reading His Own Poems. 

Nov. 21 Program of Recordings. Don Juan in Hell. A drama quartet com- 
plete with original cast. 

Nov. 22 Listening Hour. NBC Broadcast of concert by Arturo Toscanini. 

Nov. 26 In observance of Thanksgiving Day. Films: Historic Neiv England 
and Colonial Children. Recordings: Hymns of Thanksgiving. 

Dec. 3 Films: Cliff Hangers and Skifull^ Yours. Recordings: Winter 
Scenes from The Nutcracker Suite No. 2 by Tchaikovsky and 
Winter Holiday by Prokofieff. 

Dec. 1 In observance of National Conservation Week. Films : Redwood 
Saga and Yours Is the Land. Recordings: On the Trail and The 
Sunrise from Grand CanXjon Suite by Grofe. 

Dec. 17 In observance of Bill of Rights Day. Films: The Challenge and 
Voices of the People. Recordings: Pomp and Circumstance by Elgar 
and Overture to William Tell by Rossini. 

Dec. 1 9 In observance of Christmas. Complete recording of The Messiah by 
Handel. 

Dec. 24 In observance of Christmas. Recorded Christmas Music. 

Dec. 31 In observance of Christmas. Recordings: Excerpts from The Messiah 
by Handel. 



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



Jan. 3 Christopher Marlowe and the Eng- 
throu5;h lish Drama of the Renaissance. (A 
Jan. 2 ! course of six lectures, Mondays 
and Thursdays.) 



Harry I^vin, A.B., Profes- 
sor of English, Chairman of 
the Division of Modern Lan- 
guages, and Senior Fellow 
in the Society of Fellows, 
Harvard University. 



Jan. 31 American Paintings: Our Artists 
ihroudi First Go to Europe. (A course of 
Feb. 26 eight lectures, Mondays and Thurs- 
days.) 



James Thomas Flexner, Au- 
thor of America's Old Mas- 
ters, American Painting, etc. 



Mar. I 1 Architectural Design for Our 
through Times. (A course of six lectures. 
Mar. 28 Tuesdays and Fridays.) 



Oct. 2 Ancient and Modern Man in 
through Southwestern Asia. (A course of 
Oct. 30 eight lectures, Mondays and 
Thursdays.) 



Oct. 1 4 School and Society in Scotland, 
through (A course of eight lectures, Tues- 
Nov. 7 days and Fridays.) 



Nov. 1 4 Evolution in the Social Insects. (A 
through course of eight lectures, Tuesdays 
Dec. 9 and Fridays.) 



Albert Bush-Brown, M.F.A., 
Junior Fellow, Society of 
Fellows, Harvard Univer- 
sity. 

Henry Field, B.A., Diploma 
in Anthropology, M.A., 
D. Sc. (Oxford University), 
Research Fellow in Physical 
Anthropology, Peabody Mu- 
seum, Harvard University. 

Sir Godfrey Thomson, 
D.C.L., D. Sc. (Dunelm), 
Ph.D. (Strasburg), Emeritus 
Professor of Education, Uni- 
versity of Edinburgh. 

Caryl P. Haskins, D. Sc. 
(Yale University), Ph.D. 
(Harvard University), 
D. Sc, hon. (Tufts College). 
Director, Haskins Labora- 
tories ; Research Professor, 
Union College. , 



FILM COUNCIL OF GREATER BOSTON 

Jan. 23 Let's Do It Right — How (Not) 
to Show a Film. Practical Dem- 
onstration. 



Mar. 5 Getting the Most Out of It. Prac- 
tical Demonstration. 



Edward W. Palmer, Public 
Relations Department, New 
England Telegraph and Tele- 
phone Company, Chairman. 



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THE NEVER TOO LATE GROUP 



DATE 



Jan. 



Jan. 10 



Jan. 
Jan. 



17 



24 



31 



Feb. 



Feb. 14 



Feb. 21 



Feb. 28 



Sita Renfrew. 



Music in Films. Carmen, Padererv- 
ski, Jose liurbi, and Mildred Dil- 
ing. 

Second Anniversary Program. 
Glimpses into the Home Life of 
the Orient. Ceylonese Songs by In- 
drani and Chitrangani Amerese- 
kere. Devi7 Dancing, a recitation 
by Shanti Renfrew. 

Film Discussion. Based on the mo- 
tion picture. Search for Happiness. 

Great Men and Great Issues in 
Our American Heritage; a demon- 
stration of a film discussion pro- 
gram. Based on the motion pic- 
ture, Benjamin Franklin. 

What Our Community Offers the Angela C. O'Brien, Man- 
Senior Adult in Economic Security. ager. Social Security Admin- 
Illustrated with the motion picture, istration Field Office, Boston; 
Your Social Security. and Catherine M. Noonan, 

Head Social Work Supervis- 
or, Public Welfare Depart- 
ment, City of Boston. 

Program of Chamber Music. In The Brunton Quartet, 
cooperation with the American 
Federation of Musicians. 



Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. 

Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. 



What Our Community Offers the 
Senior Adult in Health and Nurs- 
ing Care; a panel discussion. 



Alice C. MacKinnon, Hos- 
pital Inspector, Division of 
Hospitals, Massachusetts De- 
partment of Public Health; 
Mrs. Anne Twomey, Men- 
tal Health Consultant, Visit- 
ing Nurse Association of 
Boston; and Hazel Wedge- 
wood, Director, Division of 
Public Health Nursing, Bos- 
ton Health Department. 



Film Program. The Declaration of 
Independence, The Story That 
Couldnt Be Printed, and Valley 
of the Tennessee. 



Art Films. Grandma Moses 
What Is Modern Art? 



and 



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Mar. 6 Program of Chamber Music. In 
cooperation with the American 
Federation of Musicians. 

Mar. 13 American Pilgrimage to Ireland. 
Illustrated with colored motion pic- 
tures. 

Mar. 20 Hobby Demonstration. 



Mar. 11 



Apr. 



Apr. 10 



What Our Community Offers the 
Senior Adult in Medical Services; 
a symposium. 



Argentina. Illustrated with the mo- 
tion picture. Horsemen of the 
Pampa. 

The Story of Herbs. Illustrated 
with colored slides and an exhibit. 



Apr. I 7 Musicale. 

Apr. 24 What Our Community Offers the 
Senior Adult in Employment; a 
panel discussion. 



LECTURER 

The Brunton Quartet. 



Gerard E. Hayes, Assistant 
Vice President, National 
Shawmut Bank. 

Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. 

Mrs. Sarah H. Cornish, Re- 
search Associate, Unit for 
Study of Aging, Peter Bent 
Brie! 



ngnani 



Hospite 



Mary 



Eatinger, Medical Social 
Worker, Massachusetts 
Memorial Hospital ; Mrs. 
Abigail S. Peck, Medical 
Social Worker, Massachu- 
setts General Hospital ; Es- 
ther Engel Salzman, Medical 
Social Worker, Boston City 
Hospital; and Rose Segure, 
Medical Social Worker, The 
Home Visiting Service, Bos- 
ton Dispensary. 

Mrs. Harriette Vollenweider. 



Mrs. Hilton Long. 

Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 

Walter A. Dullea, Employ- 
ment Service Supervisor, 
Massachusetts Division of 
Employment Security ; Mrs. 
Grace Eastler, Personnel 
Manager, Gilchrist Com- 
pany; Dr. S. Norman Fein- 
gold, Executive Director, 
Jewish Vocational Service of 
Greater Boston ; Joseph 
O'Donnell, Business Agent, 
Building Service Employees 
International Union, A.F.L. 



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May I Program of Chamber Music. In 
cooperation with the American 
Federation of Musicians. 



LECTURER 

The Brunton Quartet. 



May 8 How Young People Regard Re- 
tirement; a panel discussion. 

May 1 5 Current Book Reviews Dramatic- 
ally Presented. 

May 22 What Our Community Offers the 
Senior Adult in Legislation. 



Members of the Roslindale 
High School Debating Club. 

Mrs. Ramona Graham Cook. 



Ray M. Cushman, Secretary, 
Legislative Committee, United 
Communitv Services. 



May 29 Medieval and Present Day France. 
Illustrated with colored slides. 



Andre Snow, Photographer. 



June 5 How Legislation Can Procure Jobs 
for the Senior Adult. 



June 1 2 Original Writings. Showing of the 
motion picture. Printing Through 
the Ages. 



Mrs. Mildred Mahoney, 
Chairman, Massachusetts 

Commission Against Dis- 
crimination. 

Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. 



June 19 International Understanding; a 
demonstration of a film discussion 
program. Based on the motion pic- 
ture. Crisis in Iran. 

Sept. 1 8 Film Program. California and Its 
Natural Resources, Flowering Des- 
ert, and Redwood Saga. 

Sept. 25 Personal Experiences at Williams- 
burg, Virginia. Illustrated with the 
motion picture, Williamsburg Re- 
stored. 

Oct. 2 Fire Prevention for Every Day 
Living. Illustrated with the motion 
picture. Fire in Miniature. 



Oct. 1 6 Views from My Carib Window in 
1952. Illustrated with colored 
slides. 



Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. 



Ellen A. Riley. 



Deputy Chief Edward N. 
Montgomery, In Charge of 
the Pire Prevention Division, 
Boston Fire Department. 

Frank Atkinson. 



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Oct. 23 What Is the Government Doing 
for Your Protection Against Infla- 
tionary Pressures and Rising Costs 
of Living; a panel discussion. 



Oct. 30 Reading of the play. The Silver 
Whistle. 

Nov. 6 Behind the Scenes of Music Pub- 
lishing. Music on the auto-harp, 
and recorded music. 

Nov. 1 3 Savings in Your Meat Dollar. Il- 
lustrated vs'ith practical demonstra- 
tion. 



LECTURER 

Joseph M. McDonough, Re- 
gional Director, Office of 
Price Stabilization ; Hugh 
McCarthy, Chief of Enforce- 
ment, Office of Price Stabili- 
zation; and Dr. John Brig- 
ante, Economist. 

Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. 

Gladys Pitcher, Editorial 
Manager, C. C. Birchard 
and Company. 

Gertrude F. Murray, Infor- 
mation Specialist, Women's 
Division, Office of Price 
Stabilization ; and Arthur 
Paresky, Office of Price 
Stabilization. * 



Nov. 20 Recent Books About the Senior 
Adult; a symposium. 



D 



ec. 



Food for the Senior Adult — How 
Much Do We Know? Illustrated 
with the motion picture, Food and 
Nutrition. 



Members of The 
Late Group. 



N( 



Tc 



Aileen Merwin, Research 
Nutritionist, Arthur D. Little 
Company. 



Dec. n Around the World in 1951. Illus- 
trated with colored motion pictures. 

Dec. I 8 Art and Romance of the Christmas 
Creche. Showing of the motion pic- 
ture, Christmas in STveden. 

CONCERTS 



Mrs. Francis 
shield. 



B. Cro win- 



Edith W. Fisher. 



Apr. 27 Music Americana. 



Choral Society of the Massa- 
chusetts State Federation of 
Women's Clubs. Evelyn B. 
Roskin, Conductor ; Laurier 
Richard, Violinist ; Jeanne 
D. Richard, Pianist; Claire 
Murphy, Soprano ; Frances 
G a 1 V i n, Mezzo-Soprano ; 
Warren Locke, Baritone; 
Paul Hastings Allen, Ac- 
companist. 



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EXHIBITS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 



January 2 — 31 



February 1-28 



February 29 - March 31 



April 1 - 20 
April 21 - 30 



May 1 - June 1 

June 2-30 

July 1 - 31 

August 1-31 

September 3 — 30 

October 1-15 

October 1 6 — November 1 5 

November 1 6 - December 1 4 

December 15 — 31 



Main Lobby 

Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy. Mem- 
orabilia of General Robert E. Lee, General 
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, and 
Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury, all 
born in January, and other Leaders of the 
Confederacy. In cooperation with the Bos- 
ton Chapter of the United Daughters of the 
Confederacy. 

A Collection of Antique Valentines. Cour- 
tesy of Edith W. Fisher. 

French Medals of Four Centuries. Courtesy 
of the Services Culturels de L'Ambassade 
de France. 

The Government of The United States Re- 
ports to The People. Government Docu- 
ments. 

John Adams and the Prophets of Progress, 
by Zoltan Haraszti, Keeper of Rare Books 
and Editor of Publications, Boston Public 
Library; also, books from the personal li- 
brary of President John Adams. 

Jewish Religious Books, Religious Objects, 
and Vestments. In cooperation with the 
United Synagogue of America and National 
Federation of Men's Clubs. 

Minerals Found in New England. Speci- 
mens through the courtesy of the Boston 
Mineral Club. 

Summer Sports. 

The Presidency. 

The Book of Common Prayer. 

E, P. Dutton and Company Centennial. 

Propaganda: A display of Materials. 

Bay State Ship Model Maker's Club. 

Christmas — The Feast of the Nativity. 
Creches from the Collection of Edith W. 
Fisher. 



Main Lobby 



May 1 - 31 

May 25 - June 15 



June 1 - 15 

June 15 -July 15 

July 1 5 - August 1 4 



September 1—15 
September 1 6 — October 1 5 



October 1 6 — November 1 5 
November 1 6 — December 1 5 

December 16—31 



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- North Corridor 

Recent Books on the History of Science and 
Technology. 

Economics of New England, by Professor 
Seymour Harris, Harvard University, and 
published by Harvard University Press; an 
example of a book on a local subject, writ- 
ten by a Greater Boston author, and pub- 
lished locally. 

Publisher to Bookshelf. 

Mens Garden Clubs of America. 

American Folklore. 

William Penn, Founder and Friend, by 
Virginia Haviland, Readers Advisor for 
Children, Boston Public Library. 

The Presidency. 

Great Books. 

David I. IVahh — Citizen and Patriot, by 
Dorothy Wayman, local biographer and 
newspaper woman. 

Propaganda: A display of Materials. 

The White House Redecorated. Fabrics 
through the courtesy of Scalamandre Textile 
Museum. 

Christmas. Wood Blocks. Courtesy of Allan 
Rohan Crite, local artist. 



Main Lobby — South Corridor 



May 1 - 31 

June 1 - 15 

June 15- July 15 

July 1 5 - August 1 4 
August 14 — September 15 



European Holiday. 
Careers for Young Adults. 
Distinguished Children's Books of 1 95 1 . 

Books on Ireland. Gift to Boston Public 
Library from Eire Society. 

Press Photography. Photographs through 
the courtesy of Boston Press Photographers 
Association. 

Outdoors with the Hobbyist and Amateur 
Artist. 

The Presidency. 



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September 1 6 - 30 

October 1-15 

October 1 5 — November 1 5 

November 1 6 — December 1 5 



December 16 — 31 



February 27 - April 
April 1 5 - May 29 
June 2-30 
July 1 - 31 
August 1-31 
September 1 — 30 

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



January 2-31 



Human Relations. In connection with the 
First Human Relations Book Fair, Oc- 
tober 2-5. 

The Presidency. 

Propaganda: A display of Materials. 

Bay State Ship Model Maker's Club. 
Children's Books. 

Christmas. Wood Blocks. Courtesy of Allan 
Rohan Crite, local artist. 



Open Shelf Department 

Lower Level 
4 Fifty books for forty days. Lenten reading. 

Books of Interest to the Home Gardener. 

Consider the Heavens. 

The Face of America. 

Straw Hat Circuit. 

In Tribute to James B. Connolly, Boston 
Writer of the Sea. 

Balinese Art. 

Art Week in the Boston Public Schools. 

Christmas. Decorations on the Christmas 
Theme by Children from the Local Schools. 

Puvis De Chavannes Gallery 

Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy. Mem- 
orabilia of General Robert E. Lee, Gen- 
eral Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, 
and Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury, 
all born in January, and other Leaders of 
the Confederacy. In cooperation with the 
Boston Chapter of the United Daughters 
of the Confederacy. 



February 1 — 28 
February 29 - March 31 
April 1 -20 



A Collection of Antique Valentines. Cour- 
tesy of Edith W. Fisher. 

Sea Shells. Specimens through the courtesy 
of Edward Sossen. 

The Government of The United States Re- 
ports to The People. Government Docu- 
ment. 



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April 21-30 

May 1 - June 1 

June 2-30 
July 1 - 31 

August 1-31 

September 2 — 30 

October 1 - 20 
November 1 — 30 

December 1—31 

January 2 — 30 

January 31 - February 29 
February 29 — March 31 
April 1 - 20 

April 21-30 
May 1 - June 1 

June 3-30 
July 1 - 31 
August 1-31 



Stamps — Featuring "America the Beauti- 
ful". Part of the Cardinal Spellman Col- 
lection. 

Boston as a Center of Music. In observance 
of National and Inter- American Music 
Week, May 4-11. 

Bookbuilders of Boston — Workshop Pro- 
jects. 

Mother Seton. Saint Vincent de Paul, and 
Saint Catherine Laboure. Honoring festivals 
of July 19, 26. and 27. 

Francis Bret Harte. In honor of his birth 
on August 28, 1 839. 

The Culture and Civilization of the Middle 
East. 

Fire Prevention. 

Needlework. Specimens through the courtesy 
of Jeanne L. Gassier, Boston Craftswoman. 

The Christmas Story at Mouse Manor. 

Sargent Gallery 

Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge. In honor of 
the birthday, January 26, of the author of 
Hans Brinker. 

Two volumes on Japanese Toys by S. Ta- 
kida, 1917. 

Sea Shells. Specimens through the courtesy 
of Edward Sossen. 

The Government of The United States Re- 
ports to The People. Government Docu- 
ments. 

Rocket Stamps. A part of the Laura Le- 
Vescque Collection. 

Boston as a Center of Music. In observance 
of National and Inter-American Music 
Week, May 4-11. 

Bookbuilders of Boston — Workshop Pro- 
jects. 

Booth Tarkington. In honor of his birth on 
July 29. 1 860. 

Maurice Maeterlinck. In honor of his birth 
on August 29, 1862. 



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September 2 — 30 

October 1-20 
November 1—30 
December 1—31 



January 2 — April 30 
April 26 - May 31 

May 1 - 31 



June 1 — August 30 
September 2 — October 3 1 
November 3 — December 3 



January 7—31 

February 1 — 28 
March 1 - 30 

April 1 - May 29 
June 1 - 30 



July 1 — September 1 

September 3 — 28 
October 1 — November 30 



December 3 — 31 



The Culture and Civilization of the Middle 
East. 

Fire Prevention. 

The Jose Toribio Medina Centennial. 

Christmas Story in Art. 

Treasure Room 

Antarctica Exhibitions. 
Civil War Sketches. 

Fifty Books of the Year 1951. Selected by 

a jury of the American Institute of Graphic 

Arts. 

Gifts of Lee M. Friedman, Trustee of the 

Boston Public Library. 

John Adams and the Prophets of Progress, 
by Zoltan Haraszti, Keeper of Rare Books 
and Editor of Publications, Boston Public 
Library; also, books from the personal li- 
brary of President John Adams. 

Treasures of the Boston Public Library. 

The Book of Common Prayer. 

The Art of Botanical Illustrations. 

WiGGiN Gallery 

Watercolor drawings by Thomas Rowland- 
son. 

Recent Acquisitions. 

Portraits and Landscapes by Muirhead 
Bone. 

Engravings by William Hogarth. 
Contemporary American Prints (returned 
from the International Exhibition of Con- 
temporary Graphic Art, Petit Palais, Paris, 
1949, and subsequent exhibition in France 
and Germany). 

Lithographs by Honore Daumier, "Les Bons 
Bourgeois" and "Les Moeurs Conjugales". 
Prints by Eugene Delatre. 
Contemporary French Prints, Exchange 
Exhibition between France and the United 
States, organized by the Print Department 
and the Comite National de la Gravure 
Fran<jaise. 
Frank W. Benson Memorial Exhibition. 



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X 

TRUST FUNDS 

Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - 1952 





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 


51.161.8! 


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 


1 37,942.23 


42,695.41 


95.246.82 


1946 


95,246.82 


50,826.82 


146,073.64 


45.199.61 


100.874.03 


1947 


100,874.03 


47,620.06 


148,494.09 


46.156.27 


102.337.82 


1948 


102,337.82 


50,351.26 


1 52,689.08 


56.808.38 


95.880.70 


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 


1952 


29,484.52 


55,305.16 


84,789.68 


39,781 .20 


45,008.48 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income. 1930 - 1952 



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 


66.338.96 


1939 


258.660.87 


57.656.41 


119.899.86 


1940 


196.417.42 


50.889.53 


128.403.69 


1941 


118.903.26 


52.678.52 


93.969.34 


1942 


77.612.44 


54.112.16 


50.625.70 


1943 


81 .098.90 


55.200.41 


61.016.62 


1944 


75.282.69 


52,698.82 


40,839.88 


1945 


87.141.63 


50.800.60 


42,695.41 


1946 


95.246.82 


50.826.82 


45,199.61 


1947 


100,874.03 


47.620.06 


46,156.27 


1948 


102.337.82 


50.351.26 


56.808.38 


1949 


95.880.70 


45,215.89 


84.137.28 


1950 


56,959.31 


44,249.29 


61.030.37 


1951 


40.178.23 


28.581 .23 


39,274.94 


1952 


29.484.52 


55.305.16 


39,781.20 



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Income from Trust Funds, 1930 - 1952 





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 


17.159.3! 


4.200.41 


27.507.00 


1932 


6,148.64 


17.355.40 


4.209.64 


27.713.68 


1933 


6.060.57 


17.096.51 


4.069.60 


27.226.68 


1934 


6,034.35 


16,879.37 


4.092.29 


27.006.01 


1935 


5.950.53 


16.184.59 


3.359.02 


25.494.14 


1936 


5,687.72 


16.370.97 


3.671.88 


25.730.57 


1937 


4,548.14 


51.767.20 


3.524.31 


59.839.65 


1938 


5.672.19 


286.912.72 


3.629.35 


296.214.26 


1939 


5.655.74 


48.341.89 


3.658,78 


57.656.41 


1940 


5,660.08 


41.594.60 


3.634.85 


50.889.53 


1941 


5.660.08 


43.325.63 


3.692.81 


52.678.52 


1942 


6,130.08 


44.655.82 


3.326.26 


54.112.16 


1943 


6,218.08 


45.565.82 


3.416.51 


55.200.41 


1944 


6,122.91 


43.195.35 


3.380.56 


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 


50351.26 


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 


1952 


16.292.13 


35,402.06 


3,610.97 


55,305.16 



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INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1952 
Genf.ral Summary 

Without restriction as to use of income $4,944.18 

For purchase of Hbrary materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books $17,683.01 
Books only — without restriction as to kind of books 8,749.86 

Books only — with restriction as to kind of books 8,969.19 35,402.06 



With miscellaneous restrictions as lo use of income 

For special purposes, not purchase of library materials $1,215.44 

For specified branch libraries 970.51 

For newspapers only 1,425.02 3,610.97 $43,957.21 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1952 
By Individual Funds 

Without Restriction as lo Use of Income 

Bernard $48.83 

Bradlee 21.09 

Center 1,007.36 

Ford, Legacy 126.55 

Ford, Trust 130.61 

Gammons 10.55 

Hemenway 140.26 

Hyde 89.60 

Kirstein 127.87 

Lambert 32.92 

Moore 4.58 

North 48.83 

Phillips 1 ,050.00 

Sigilman 396.29 

Skinner 1,181.06 

Stewart 95.60 

Treadwell 432.18 $4,944.18 



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 $17,398.43 
Blanchard 105.46 

Gesi 62.59 

Lang 116.53 $17,683.01 



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



Ainsley 


$4,691 .72 


Knapp 


$243.35 


Bigelow 


40.00 


Sewall 


674.94 


Billings 


2,431.20 


Underhill 


11.06 


Clement 


49.67 


Wadlin 


81.50 


Cutter 


90.06 


Wales 


132.88 


Kimball 


279.90 


Wilson 


23.58 



8,749.86 



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



Artz 

Bates 

Bowditch 

Brown 

Codtnan 

Elizabeth 

Franklin Club 

Green 

Hannigan 

C. Harris 

Hersey 

A. Lawrence 



$285.56 


L.ewis 






$136.57 


2,000.00 


O'Reilly 






27.31 


425.00 


Pierce 






186.62 


411.18 


Reed 






24.41 


101.36 


Scholfield 






2,082.78 


600.47 


Slorrow 






639.35 


42.50 


Ticknor 






102.66 


42.96 


Townsend 






103.00 


2.64 


Twentieth 


Regiment 


131.30 


425.00 


J. L. Whi 


tney- 


— Books 


576.67 


81.51 


J. L. Whi 


tney- 


-Manus. 


288.34 


250.00 











8.969.19 35,402.06 



Funds With Miscellaneous Restrictions as to Use of Income 

For Special Purposes, Not for Purchase of Library Materials 

Boston Book Fair 1938 $3.64 

Central 1 ibrary Building 3.16 

Nichols Book Prize 12.66 

Sargent 91.34 

A L. Whitney 116.31 

J. L. Whitney — Bibliographic 700.00 

J. L. Whitney — Care and Cataloging of manuscripts 288.33 $1,215.44 



For Branch Libraries 

Guerrier 

T. B. Harris 

Hinsman 

E. Lawrence 

Loring 

Mead 

Morse 

Oi.kland Hall 

Pratt 

South Boston 

Tufts 



$14.84 
83.62 
26.37 
11.76 
10.55 
63.24 
24.41 

459.52 

31.70 

2.11 

242.39 



970.51 



For Newspapers Only 
Todd 



1,425.02 3,610.97 



$43,957.21 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1952 

The figures listed arc (or the book values of investments as of December 
31, 1952. 

Fj^mily L. Ainsley Fund — - Bequest of EmilY L. Ainsley, under article 
12 of her will, for the purchase of books. Received in 1938. 

$222,440.34 

Victorine Thomas Artz Fund — Donation from VlCTORlNE TnoMAS 
ArtZ, of Chicago: the income of this sum to be employed in the 
purchase of valuable, rare editions of the v\ ritings, either in verse or 
prose, of American and foreign authors. These books are to be 
known as the "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: 

"Tn^elfth: 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. 

$2,433,633.09 

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 BiL- 
LINGS. 

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

Kate E. Blanchard Fund — Bequest of Kate E. BlaNCHARD of five 
thousand dollars, the income to be used for the purchase of scores, 
books of music and books relating to music, or at the discretion of 
the Trustees of the Library for the general purposes of the Library. 
Received in 1940. $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. I he 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 Dan'ID BraD- 
LEE to the Boston Public Library. Received in 1897. $1,000.00 

Allen A. Brown Fund — Partial payment of bequest of Allen A. 
Brown, the income of the fund to be expended for the purchase 
of music for the Allen A. Brown Musical Library. $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 "1 he Children's bund," 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. $107,630.00 

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 

Copenhagen Fund — Bequest of Mehitable Calef Copenhagen Wilson, 
the income to be expended for the purchase of books and works 
of art. Received in 1913. $1,118.00 

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 Jonrj Deferrari, of Boston, to 
the Trustees of the Boston Pubhc 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 Buildin?; has been brought 
into being in accordance with the John Deferrari Indenture of 
Trust Dated July \, 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 win^. First pay- 
ment received in I95L $5,068.16 

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 1900. $6,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Tru.'.t 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, I 863, by a literary asso- 
• ciation of young men in Boston, who, at the dissolution of the asso- 
ciation, authorized its trustees, Thomas Minns, John J. French and 
J. Franklin Reed, to dispose of the funds on hand in such manner 
as to them should seem judicious. They elected to bestow them on 
the Public Library, attaching thereto only the following conditions: 
"In trust, that the income, but the income only, shall, year by year, be 
expended in the purchase of books of permanent value, for the use 
of the free Public Library of the city, and as far as practicable of 
such a character as to be of special interest to young men." The trus- 
tees expressed a preference for books relative to government and 
political economy. $1,000.00 

Mrs. Amy E. Gammons Memorial Fund — Bequest of LiLLY 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 m 1949. $500.00 

Morris Gest Fund — Donation made by MoRRlS Gest in December, 
1925, the gross receipts from a benefit performance for the Library 
of "The Miracle," $2,652.50, the income to be used in the in- 
terest of dramatic art. $2,967.50 

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

$2,037.17 



1950. 




$110.00 


Girls ; 

1. 


to be 


added to the 
$25.00 


Girls ; 


to be 


added to the 
$40.00 


ites of 


Edith 


Guerricr; to 



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Dr. Samuel Abbott Green Memorial Fund — Bequest of H. Sylvia 
A. H. G. WiLKS of New York in memory of Dr. Green. Funded 
as the Dr. Samuel Abbott Green Memorial Fund, the income to be 
added to the principal until otherwise ordered by the Board. Re- 
ceived in 1952. $616,347.95 

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 1950. $100.00 

Also a gift from Boston Public Library associates ; to be added to 
the Edith Guerrier Fund. Received in 1 
Also a gift from the Saturday Evening 
Edith Guerrier Fund. Received in 1951 
Also a gift from the Saturday Evening Girls ; 
Edith Guerricr Fund. Received in 1952. 
Also a gift from former library associates 
be added to the Edith Guerrier Fund. Received in 1952. $15.00 

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 1900, Chapter 263, the Harris Collection was trans- 
ferred to the Central Library Building, and the Trustees were 
authorized to spend the interest of the Harris Fund, under the con- 
ditions of the bequest, for books for this collection after its removal 
to the Central Library, providing that a sum equal to the yearly 
interest of the Harris Fund be spent each year by the I rustees 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 1 rustees. Re- 
ceived m 1884. $3,345.52 

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



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Heloise E. Heisey Fund — Bequest of Heloise E. HerseY, the in- 
come to be expended for the purchase of books, preferably those of 
recent issue that have real literary value. Received in 1936. 

$3,864.50 

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 1 945. $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 

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

"I give to the Public Library of the City of Boston, the income to 
be used for the purchase of books, $10,000." Received in 1924. 

$13,270.32 

Louis E. Kirstein Fund - — - Five donations of $ 1 ,000 each made by 
Louis E. Kirstein, "to be used for any purpose of the Library 
that the Trustees see fit to put it to." $6,062.50 

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 
mscription, 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- 
NilR. "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 I860. $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 



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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 1951. 

$505.81 

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 I 896. $500.00 

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

$2,530.51 

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

Francis A. Morse Library Fund — Bequest of 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 HoUingsworth, Sumner A. Burt and 
Amor L. HoUingsworth, all of Milton, Mass., and John H. Mc- 
Kendry, of Boston, Mass., entered into the sixth day of August, 
1870. The above amount was accepted by the City, January 2, 
1924, and the Trustees of the Public Library voted to invest the 
same under the name of "The Oakland Hall Trust Fund." the 
income to be applied to the purchase of books and other library 
material for the Mattapan Branch 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 



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Jonathan Phillips (Maintenance) Fund — A bequest by JONATHAN 
Phillips in his will dated September 20, 1 849, the interest on 
which is to be annually devoted to the 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 

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. Received 1922-1927. $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- 
FIELD, who died in New York, January 17, 1883, the interest to 
be paid to certain heirs during their lives, and then to be used for 
the purchase of books of permanent value. The last heir, Joseph 
Scholfield, died November 1 8, 1 889, and by his will bequeathed 
to the City of Boston the sum of $1 1 ,766.67, which represents the 
income of said fund received by him up to the time of his death, 
to which was added $33.33 accrued interest on deposit up to the 
time of investment, to be added to the fund given by his brother. 

$65,351.21 

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

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

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



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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 Hving. 

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

South Boston Public Library Trust Fund — Donation of a citizen of 
South Boston, the income of which is to be expended for the benefit 
of the South Boston Branch Library. Received in 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 Ticknor, of Boston, 
he gave to the City of Boston, on the death of his wife, all his books 
and manuscripts in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, about 
four thousand volumes, and also the sum of four thousand dollars. 
After the receipt of said sums the City is required to spend not less 
than one thousand dollars in every five years during the twenty-five 
years next succeeding (i.e., the income of four thousand dollars, at 
the rate of five per cent per annum) in the purchase of books in the 
Spanish and Portuguese languages and literature. At the end of 
twenty-five years the income of said sum to be expended annually in 
the purchase of books of permanent value, either in the Spanish or 
Portuguese languages, or in such other languages as may be deemed 
expedient by those having charge of the library. The books be- 
queathed or purchased are always to be freely accessible for refer- 
ence or study, but are not to be loaned for use outside of the library 
building. If these bequests are not accepted by the City, and the 
trusts and conditions faithfully executed, the books, manuscripts and 
money are to be given to the President and Fellows of Harvard 
College. In order that the City might receive the immediate benefit 
of this contribution, Anna Ticknor, widow of the donor, relinquished 
her right to retain during her life the books and manuscripts, and 
placed them under the control of the City, the City Council having 
previously accepted the bequests in accordance with the terms and 
conditions of said will, and the Trustees of the Public Library re- 
ceived said bequests on behalf of the City, and made suitable ar- 
rangements for the care and custody of the books and manuscripts. 
Received in 187L $4,106.71 



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William C. Todd Fund — Donation by WiLLlAM C. ToDD, of Atkins, 
N. H., accepted by order of the City Council, approved October 
30, 1897, the income to be at least two thousand dollars a year, 
to be expended by the Library Trustees for newspapers of this and 
other countries. $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 
executors accordingly selected the Public Library of the City of 
Boston as one of such institutions, and attached the following con- 
ditions to the legacy: "The income only shall, in each and every 
year, be expended in the purchase of books for the use of the library; 
each of which books shall have been published in some one edition 
at least five years at the time it may be so purchased." Received in 
1879. $4,000.00 

Daniel Treadwell Fund — By the will of the late DanieL TreaDWELL, 
of Cambridge, late Rumford Professor in Harvard College, who 
died February 27, 1 872, he left the residue of his estate, after pay- 
ment of debts, legacies, etc., in trust to his executors, to hold during 
the life of his wife for her benefit, and after her decease to divide 
the residue then remaining in the hands of the Trustees, as therein 
provided, and convey one-fifth part thereof to the Trustees of 
the Public Library of he City of Boston. 

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

Nathan A. Tufts Fund — Bequest of NaTHAN A. TUFTS, of Charles- 
town, to be known as the "Nathan A. Tufts Fund," the income to 
be applied at all times to the purchase of books and other additions 
to the library to be placed in the Charlestown Branch Library. Re- 
ceived 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 Underbill Fund — Net proceeds under the Judicial Settle- 
ment of the Account of Arthur Lovell, as Executor of the Last 
Will and Testament of Francis Jay UnderhiLL, late of Brook- 
lyn, New York, the income to be expended for the purchase of 
books. Received in 1 939. $524.70 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (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 



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Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1936) — A bequest of Ella F. Wadlin; to 
be added to the Horace G. Wadlin Fund, and the income to be 
used for the purchase of books. Received in 1936. $1,833.34 

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

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

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

$5,514.38 
James Lyman Whitney Fund — The Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 
having been established, all amounts of income of the principal fund 
paid to said Trustees, after the accumulation of said fund of five 
thousand dollars shall be held as the James Lyman Whitney Fund, 
and invested and re-invested and the income used in equal shares, 
one share for the purchase of rare and expensive books, and one share 
for the purchase and care of manuscripts; one-half at least of the 
share devoted to manuscripts to be expended for their cataloguing 
and proper care. $57,790.01 

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. 



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RECAPITULATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS 



Fund 



Emily L. Ainsley Fund 

Victorine Thomas Arfz 

Joshua Bates Fund 

Benton .Book Fund 

.Benton Building Fund 

Charles II. L. N. Bernard Fund 

John P. Bigelow Fund 

Robert Charles Billings Fund 

Kate E. Blanchard Fund . 

.Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund 

J. Ingersoll Bowditch Fund . 

Caleb David .Bradlee Fund . 

Allen A. Brown Fund 

Joseph H. Center Fund 

Central Library Building Fund 

Children's Fund . 

Frank Clement Fund . 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fun 

Copenhagen 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 Memoria 

Morris Gest Fund 

Samuel A. Green Fund 

Dr. Samuel Abbott Green Memorial F' 

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 

l' rederic 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 , 



$222,440.34 

13.538.87 

50.000.00 

1.096.665.93 

2.433,633.09 

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 

107.630.00 

2.355.00 

4.805.65 

1.118.00 

4,270.00 

5,068.16 

28,468.75 

6,000.00 

6.192.65 

1,000.00 

500.00 

2.967.50 

2,037.17 

616,347.95 

796.92 

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 

505.81 

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 



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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. Underbill Fund . 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1932) 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1936) 

George C. Wales Fund 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 



Total 



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 

57.790.01 

.$5,338,001.46 



GIFTS RECEIVED DURING 1952 



For Immediate Use 

Centennial Anniversary ......... $178.00 

(for the general purposes of the library) 
Director's Fund 100.00 

(for expenses in connection with group activities) 
Lucien E. Taylor .......... 100.00 

(to be expended at the discretion of the Director) 
Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 10.00 

(for the Print Department) 
Mrs. Anne V. Becker 5.00 

(for the general purposes of the library) 
AUston Chapter No. 126 of the Women of the Moose . . . 3.00 

(for the puchase of a book) 



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XI 

OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1952 

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 

Editor of Publications 
Personnel Office 



Milton E. Lord 
Elizabeth B. Brockunier 

John J. Connolly 
Zoltan Haraszli 



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 

Chief of Ejchibits Office 



Elizabeth L. Wright 
Pearl B. Smart 



Sarah M. Usher 



Elizabeth B. Boudreau 



Thomas J. Manning 



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 

Vacant 



* 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 



Di\'isioN OF Home Reading and Community Services 

Chief Librarian, Division of Home 

Reading and Community Services Vacant 



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



Ruth S. Cannell 



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 

Egleston Square 
Faneuil 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point 
Lower Mills 



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



Ruth M. Hayes 
Christiana P. Jordan 
Katrina M. Sather 
Mary K. Harris 
Mary L. Gilman 
Gladys R. White 
Margaret A. Morgan 
Elinor E. Day 
Dorothy F. Nourse 
Evelyn Levy 
Helen M. O'Leary 
Sara A. Lyon 
Geraldine M. Altman 
Anne F. Coleman 
Annie Reis 



* On military leave — Martin F. Waters, Assistant-in-Charge 



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Matlapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heighis 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

South End 

Tyler Street Reading Room 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Bookmobile Librarian, Bookmobile I 
Bookmobile Librarian, Bookmobile II 

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 
Assistant-in-Charge of 

Branch Issue Department 

Readers Advisor for Children 
Readers Advisor for Young Adults 
Readers Advisor for Adults 

Division of Business 
Assistant to the Director, In Charge 
of Business Operations 

Deputy Assistant to the Director 
Deputy Assistant to the Director 

Superintendent of Buildings 

Auditor 

Chief of Binding Department 

Chief of Book Preparation Department 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department 

Chief of Printing Department 

** Assistant-in-Charge 



Theodora B. Scoff 
**Mary G. Langton 
Frances C. Lepie 
Marjorie A. Obenauer 
**MadaIene D. Holt 
Ellen C. Peterson 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary A. Hackett 
Geraldine D. Herrick 
Marion R. Herzig 
Irene H. Tuttle 
Marion C. Kingman 
Vacant 

Catherine P. Loughman 
Eleanora W. Chaplik 
Fanny Goldstein 
Pauline A. Walker 

Evelyn B. Marden 
Julia L. Miller 

Edna G. Peck 

Ethel M. Hazlewood 
Grace B. Loughlin 
**Mary E. Mulvaney 
Beatrice M. Flanagan 

Bessie L. Doherty 

Virginia Haviland 
Pauline Winnick 
Louisa S. Metcalf 

Operations 

Francis X. Moloney 

Samuel Green 
Aaron A. Starr 

William F. Quinn 

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



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Officers of the Library, Emeritus 
Chief Librarian, Division of Home 
Reading and Community Services, 
Emeritus Orlando C. Davis 



Supervisor of Branch Libraries, 

Emeritus 
Supervisor of Work With Children, 

Emeritus 

Business Branch Librarian, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Book Purchasing Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Book Selection 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 Librarian, 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian, 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian, 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian, 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian, 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian, 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian, 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian, 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian, 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian, 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian, 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 



Edith Guerrier 
Alice M. Jordan 

Mary W. Dietrichson 
William C. Maiers 
Christine Hayes 
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 
Margaret I. McGovern 
Beatrice C. Maguire 
Clara L. Maxwell 
Carrie L. Morse 
Katherine S. Rogan 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Mary M. Sullivan 
Geneva Watson 
Rebecca E, Willis 



[94] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Expenditures for Pepsonnel: 

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

Sunday and Evening, extra and other service 



$1,971,131.90 

31 1,530,43 $2,282,66233 



Expenditures for Contractual 


Services : 




Communications 


, 




$12,682.37 


Light, heat, and power 




. 


60,139.89 


Professional and technica 


services 


14,442.13 


Recording and judical services 




1,169.21 


Removal and disposal of 


garbage and waste 


47.00 


Repairs and mamtenance 


of b 


uildings and structures 124,536.43 


Repairs and servicing of equipment 


5,676.11 


Transportation of persons 






4,152.09 


Miscellaneous contractual 


services 

and Materials: 


9,951.73 


Expenditures for Supplies 




Automotive 




, , 


$6.48 


Building 


, 








7,413.93 


Heating 










13,843.57 


Household 










9,965.73 


Medical, dental, and hos 


pital 








127.27 


Office 










36.409.48 


Firefighting 


, 








11.01 


Public works 










177.00 


Miscellaneous 










9,795.27 


Books: 








City appropriation 




$179,324.40 




Trust funds income 




23,938.52 


203.262.92 


Manuscripts: 






City appropriation 




$35.00 




Trust funds income 




1,258.00 


1,293.00 


Periodicals: 






City appropriation 




$15,984.18 




Trust funds income 




4,444.17 


20,428.35 


Newspapers : 






City appropriation 




$2,851.22 




Trust funds income 




2,207.30 


5.058.52 


Microfilms: 






City appropriation 




$779.32 




Trust funds income 


map 


— 


779.32 


Posters, prints, photostats, 






City appropriation 




$1,705.90 




Trust funds income 




1 ,448.80 


3.154.70 


Recordings: 






City appropriation 




$5,128.01 




Trust funds income 




— 


5,128.01 


Films: 






City appropriations 




$7,500.75 




Trust funds income 








— 


7,500.75 



Miscellaneous: 

City appropriations 
Trust funds income 

Carried forward . 



$9,444.27 
2,406.68 



232.796.96 



1 1 ,850.95 336,206.26 
$2,851,665.55 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1952 



Receipts from: 








General appropriation 1952 


. 


. I 


J3,0I 4,11 5.74 


Income from Trust Funds . 






54,605.16 


James L. Whitney Bibliographic 


Account 




700.00 


Gifts for Immediate use: 








Centennial Anniversary 




$178.00 




Director's Fund 




100.00 




Lucien E. Taylor 




100.00 




Nathan H. Friedman 








(refund on book order) 




15.22 




Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 




10.00 




Mrs. Anne V. Becker 




5.00 




Allston Chapter No. 126 of 


Women of 






the Moose 




3.00 


411.22 



Carried foriuard 



$3,069,832.12 



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Brought forward .... 

Expenditures for Current Charges and Obligations 
Insurance ...... 

Rents ...... 

Expenditures for Equipment: 

Electrical and mechanical machinery and equipment 

Firefighting equipment .... 

Household furniture and equipment 

Office Turniture and equipment 

Miscellaneous ..... 

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



$2,851,665.55 


$869.00 




64,401.67 


65.270.67 


$449.66 




422.88 




1,536.74 




19,007.70 




8.541.10 


29,958.08 



Special Items: 

Trust funds income, scholarships $400.00 

Trust funds income, miscellaneous 3,677.73 

Gifts for Immediate Use: 

Director's Fund $40.91 

Anne Cooper .03 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 9.50 

Nathan H. Friedman 49.60 

Friends of Polish Culture of Boston 2.63 

Jamaica Plain Parents 4.87 

Jan Quen 8.73 

J. Ashton Reid .02 

George A. Spanops .05 

Joseph Ward Memorial 1.19 

Binding Department 

Salaries .... 

Gas fuel .... 

Repairs and servicing of equipment 

Transportation of persons . 

Miscellaneous contractual services 

Household supplies and materials . 

Office supplies and materials 

Miscellaneous supplies and materials 

Electrical and mechanical machinery and equipment 

Printing Department: 

Salaries .... 

Communications 

Gas fuel .... 

Repairs and maintenance of buildings 

Repairs and servicing of equipment 

Miscellaneous contractual services . 

Automotive supplies and materials 

Office supplies and materials 

Miscellaneous supplies and materials 

Electrical and mechanical machinery and equipment 

Carried fort>ard .... 



$4,007.73 



117.53 



$86,101.05 

82.38 

104.45 

1.20 

102.15 

7.24 

665.87 

7,867.11 

90.00 



$23,630.38 

.10 

9.18 

2.50 

266.82 

373.99 

13.00 

1 57.20 

7,508.36 

55.32 



50,401.34 



4,195.26 



95,021.45 



32.016.85 
$3,128,529.20 



[97] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1952 



Drought forivard 








. 


$3,069,832.12 


Balance Brought Forward from 


r95l 










Trust Funds income . 








. 


$21,655.12 




James L. Whitney Bibliogr, 


iphic 


Account 


. 


7,829.40 




Gifts for Immediate Use: 














Anonymous A 








$4.45 






Anonymous B 








100.00 






Anne Cooper 








1.00 






Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 








45.00 






Nathan H. Friedman 








34.38 






Friends of Polish Culture of 


Boston 


3.10 






Hiram C. Merrill 








55.00 






Northern New England 


District, 


I.L.G.W. 50.00 






Jamaica Plain Parents 








4.87 






Jan Quen 








8.73 






J. Ashton Reid 








.02 






George A. Spanops 








.05 






Helen O. Storrow 








9.868.42 






Joseph Ward Memorial 


Gift 






1.19 


10,176.21 
75,910.99 




General Appropriation 


. 




Central Library Building R 


oof Construction 


. 


560.05 




Construction of Buildings and Oi 


rigin; 


jI Equi 


pment 






and Furnishings thereof 










190,009.38 


306,141.15 



Carried iorxoard 



$3,375,973.27 



[98] 
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, 1952: 

Trust Funds income ...... 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Gifts for Immediate Use: 

Director's Fund $59.09 
Allsfon Chapter No. 126 of the Women 

of the Moose 3.00 

Anonymous A 4.45 

Anonymous B 100.00 

Mrs. Anne V. Becker 5.00 

Anne Cooper .97 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 45.50 

Friends of Polish Culture of Boston .47 

Hiram C. Merrill 55.00 
Northern New England District, I.L.G.W. 50.00 

Helen O. Storrow 9,868.42 

Lucien E. Taylor 100.00 

Centennial Anniversary 178.00 



$3,128,529.20 



Central Library Roof Construction 

Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment 

and Furnishings thereof 
General appropriation: 

Amount carried forward to 1953 

Surplus Credit Balance 
Income on hand ..... 

To Balance ..... 



$37,271.85 
1,291.01 
1,669.11 
638.70 
555.42 
644.48 
583.01 



$36,479.08 
8,529.40 



10,469.90 

560.05 

139.608.04 

37,174.82 

14,622.78 

781.19 



42.653.58 



248,225.26 
$3,419,408.04 



[99] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1952 



Brought forward 


$3,375,973.27 


Receipts from: 




Fines ..... 


. $37,982.44 


Sales of Publications 


1 ,306.64 


Payments for lost books and damages . 


1,686.94 


Commission on telephone stations . 


638.70 


Commission on coin locks . 


555.42 


Sales of waste paper 


644.48 


Miscellaneous receipts 


620.15 43.434.77 



To Balance 



$3,419,408.04 



K.23,55: 150 



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