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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1953 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 



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TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



PATRICK F. McDonald 

President 

Term expires April 30, 1956 

MOST REVEREND RICHARD J. CUSHING 
Vice President 

Term expires April 30, 1957 

FRANK W. BUXTON 

Term expires April 30, 1955 

HONORABLE FRANK J. DONAHUE 

Terra expires April 30, 1958 

LEE M. FRIEDMAN 

Term expires April 30, 1954 



MILTON E. LORD 
Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 



I — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1953 

II — Appropriations and Expenditures for 

Personnel, 1930-1953 . 

Ill — 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 — Programs and Exhibitions . 
X — Trust Funds 



XI — Officers of the Library, 

AS OF December 31, 1953 

Financial Statement 



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50 
51 
52 
71 

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SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930 - 1953 



Total EIxpenditures, 1930 - 1953 



YEAR 

]930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
J 934 
1935 
1936 
!937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
!942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 



FROM ANNUAL 

CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$1,132,520.06 
1.239.257.45 
1.147.579.89 
1.000,431.87 
1,065,367.44 
1.139.114.88 
1.116,657.14 
1 ,204.994.47 
1.231,278.52 
1.231.198.08 
1,232.633.01 
1.274.184.45 
1.272,554.07 
1.254,573.76 
1,280,646.51 
1,309,615.79 
1.379.562.24 
1.811.389.47 
2.132,297.40 
2,500,979.80 
2,573,781.32 
2,873,124.15 
3.038,232.65 
3.287,998.43 



FROM SPECIAL 

CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$237,962.11 

309,794.65 

126,345.78 

1.027.43 

41,049.17 

36295.49 

74,434.97 

73,204.16 

66,243.11 

39,997.19 

52,930.24 

37,398.01 

92.356.86 

72,904.22 

11.913.99 



1.211.26 
20.375.20 

7,815.88 
51,218.15 
66,786.08 
28.298.65 
50,401.34 
102,206.67 



FROM 

INCOME OF 

TRUST FUNDS 

$22,796.21 
20,839.73 
22,801.04 
26,633.94 
19,083.82 
24,496.50 
58,826.03 
51,161.81 
86,338.96 
119,899.86 
128,403.69 
93,969.34 
50,625.70 
61,016.62 
40,839.88 
42,695.41 
45,199.61 
46,156.27 
56.808.38 
84,137.28 
61 ,030.37 
39,274.94 
36,124.77 
50,211.25 



FRO.M 



GIFTS FOR 
IMMEDIATE USE 



$6.83 
206.68 

73.97 

88.80 

264.69 

270.20 

85.21 

1 ,086.50 

387.68 

1,178.92 

1,492.43 

30,821.98 

5.950.80 

2,706.48 

558.55 

117.53 

300.40 



$1,393,278.38 
1 ,569.891 .83 
1,296.726.71 
1.028.093.24 
1.125.500.43 
1,199.906.87 
1,249,924.97 
1,329.567.12 
1.383.860.59 
1391.169.10 
1.414.055.74 
1.405.816.49 
1.415.806.83 
1.388.579.81 
1 .334.486.88 
1.352.698.88 
1,427,152.03 
1,879.413.37 
2,227.743.64 
2.642,286.03 
2,704,304.25 
2,941,256.29 
3.124,876.29 
3,440,716.75 



Distribution of Expenditures From Annual City Appropriation, 1930-1953 



YEAR 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
t950 
1951 
1!952 
1953 



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.% 

1,064343.72 

1,108,102.75 

1,453,087.76 

1,718.217.60 

2,029,465.96 

2.109,771.34 

2,275,545.61 

2392393.76 

2,607.323.94 



books AND OTHER 
LIBRARY MATERIALS 

$159,999.97 

190.636.12 

159.970.58 

87323.50 

98,291.63 

99,233.95 

54,999.98 

81,522.49 

73,874.93 

54,999.97 

57,499.94 

74,999.47 

88,000.00 

75,000.00 

80.000.00 

81,701.74 

90,899.98 

118.533.62 

119,000.00 

150.01935 

147.498.16 

226,628.41 

222,753.05 

260,138.54 



ALL OTHER 
.ACCOUNTS 

$162,989.68 
195,634.16 
133,929.21 
124,505.00 
145,101.30 
127,541.67 
130,869.12 
147,72037 
134,178.18 
143.501.92 
129,397.67 
155,430.46 
122,333.90 
143,192.41 
141,974.55 
163,570.33 
180,559.51 
239,768.09 
295,079.80 
321,494.49 
316,511.82 
370,950.13 
423,085.84 
420,535.95 



$1,132,520.06 
1.239.257.45 
1.147.579.89 
1,000,431.87 
1.065367.44 
1.139.114.88 
1.116,657.14 
1 .204.994.47 
1.231.278.52 
1,231,198.08 
1,232,633.01 
1.274.184.45 
1 ,272,554.07 
1,254.573.76 
1.280,646.51 
1,309,615.79 
1379,562.24 
1,811,389.47 
2.132.297.40 
2.500.979.80 
2,573.781.32 
2,873,124.15 
3,038,232.65 
3,287,998.43 



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[31 



Distribution of Expenditures 


From Income of 


Trust Funds, 


1930 - 1933 




BOOKS AND OTHER 








YEAR 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


SALARIES 


OTHER 


total 


1930 


$22,466.21 


$180.00 


$150.00 


$22,796.21 


1931 


19,259.55 


1.480.18 


100.00 


20.839.73 


1932 
1933 
1934 


20.045.62 
23,873.19 
16.996.57 


2.755.42 
2.760.75 

2.087.25 




22,801.04 
26.633.94 
19.083.82 






1935 


22,264.83 


1,602.67 


629.00 


24.496.50 


1936 


56.909.96 


1 ,274.07 


642.00 


58.826.03 


1937 


49,641.81 


1.128.00 


392,00 


51.161.81 


1938 


82.756.96 


3,126.00 


456.00 


86.338.96 


1939 


116,257.43 


3,257.33 


385.10 


119.899.86 


1940 


124.618.89 


2.070.00 


1,714.80 


128.403.69 


1941 


92.182.66 


1,500 00 


286.68 


93.969.34 


1942 


48.447.64 


1,500.00 


678.06 


50.625.70 


1943 


58.488.39 


1.704.33 


823.90 


61,016.62 


1944 


39,735.05 


625.00 


479.83 


40.839.88 


1945 


41.370.31 


481.65 


843.45 


42.695.41 


1946 


43.140.12 


189.45 


1,870,04 


45.199.61 


1947 


43.869.89 


42.11 


2,244.27 


46.156.27 


1948 


53.621.35 


342.00 


2.845.03 


56 808.38 


1949 


83.887.28 


50.00 


200.00 


84,137.28 


1950 


60.530.37 


100.00 


400.00 


61.030.37 


1951 


38.749.94 


225.00 


300.00 


39.274.94 


1952 


35,724.77 




40O.CO 


36.124.77 


1953 


47.863.82 


250.00 


2,097.43 


50,211 25 



Distribution of Expenditures From Guts for Immf.diate Use, 1930 - 1953 



books and other 
library materials 



1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 



$6.83 
206.68 

73.97 

88.80 

264.69 

270.20 

85.21 

1.086.50 

387.68 

1.178.92 

1.492.43 

30,821.98 

5,950.80 

2.706.48 

558.55 

117.53 

300.40 



[4] 



II 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1930-1953 

TcTAL Appropriations and Explnditures for All Personnel, 1930 - 1953 





AMOUNT 


AMOUNT 


UNEXPENDED 


YEAR 


APPROPRIATED 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


1930 


$812,000.00 


$809,530.4] 


$2,469,59 


1931 


858.903.00 


852.987.17 


5,915.83 


1932 


858,000.00 


853.680.10 


4319.90 


1933 


800,000.00 


788.603.37 


11.396.63 


1934 


824,719.00 


821.974.51 


2,744.49 


1935 


915.000.00 


912,339.26 


2.660.74 


1936 


921.000.00 


930,788.04* 






1937 


985,000.00 


975,751.61 


9,248.39 


1938 


1,039.175.00 


1,023,225.41 


15.949.59 


1939 


1 ,039,859.34 


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 


2l.245.48-'** 


1942 


1.065.000.00 


1,062,220.17 


2,779.83 


1943 


1,065,000.00 


1.036,381.35 


28,618.65**** 


1944 


1,065,000.00 


1,058.671.96 


6,328.04t 


1945 


1 ,065,000.00 


1,064,343.72 


656.28 


1946 


1,110,000.00 


1,108.102.75 


1.897.2511 


1947 


1.454,799.00 


1,453,087.76 


I,711.24ttt 


1948 


1 ,720,905.84 


1,718,217.60 


2.688.24tttt 


1949 


2,055,650.00 


2,029,465.96 


26.184.04§ 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


2,109,771.34 


228.66 


1951 


2,278.850.00 


2,275,545.61 


3. 304.39 J 


1952 


2.450,000.00 


2,392.393.% 


57,606.24§§§ 


1953 


2,604,925.93 


2.«)7.323.94§§§§ 





* To take care of ihe 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, 
■{■ttt $2,688.24 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. 
§§§§ To take care of the commitments above the amount appropriated for 1953, 
the sum of $2,398.01 w.is transferred fiom unexpended balances in other ac- 
counts of the Library. 



[5] 

Chances "^'ear By Year In Total Expenditures For All Personnel, 1930-1953 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


^cOF 


%OF 




FOR SALARIES & WAGES 


CHANCE FROM 


CHANCE 


YEAR 


FOR ALL PERSONNEL 


PRECEDINC YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.26 






1930 


809,530.41 


+5.1 7o 


+5.1% 


193! 


852,987.17 


+5.47« 


+ 10.7% 


1932 


853,680.10 


+0.1% 


+ 10.8% 


1933 


788,603.37 


-7.7% 


+2.4% 


1934 


821,974.51 


+4.2% 


+6.7% 


1935 


912,339.26 


+n.07o 


+ 18.3% 


J 936 


930,788.04 


+2.0% 


+20.8% 


1937 


975,751.61 


+4.8% 


+26.6%, 


1938 


1,023,225.41 


+4.8% 


+32.7 7o 


1939 


1,032,696.19 


+0.9% 


+33.9% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


n-1.2% 


+35.7% 


1941 


1,043,754.52 


-0.2% 


+35.4% 


1942 


1.062,220.17 


+1.7% 


+37.8% 


1943 


1.036,381.35 


-2.4% 


+34.5% 


1944 


1,058,671.% 


+2.2% 


+37.4% 


1945 


1 ,064,343.72 


+0.5% 


+38.27o 


1946 


1,108,102.75 


+4.1% 


+43.87o 


1947 


1,453,087.76 


+23.7% 


+88.6% 


1948 


1,718,217.60 


+18.2% 


+123.0% 


1949 


2,029,465.% 


+ 18.1% 


+163.4% 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


+4.07o 


+ 173.8% 


1951 


2,275,545.6! 


+7.3% 


+ 195.3% 


1952 


2,392,393.76 


+4.9% 


+210.5% 


1953 


2,607,323.94 


+8.2% 


+238.3 7o 



Chances Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Recular Service 
(Full-Tike Personnel), 1930 - 1953 

total expenditures % of % of 

for salaries & WAGES CHANCE FROM CHANGE 

J'EAR FOR REGULAR SERVICE PRECEDING YEAR FROM 1929 

1929 $663,747.98 

1930 694,183.74 +4.67o +4 6% 

1931 734.150.50 +5.87o +I0.67o 

1932 746,221.52 -^].6% +12.4% 

1933 683,610.0! -8.4%> -i-3 07o 

1934 682.797.16 -0.1% +2 97o 

1935 799,271.34 +17.1% +2o!4% 
!936 833,763.88 +4.3% +25 8% 
l"^?/ 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% 
!941 941,707.31 -1.3% +41.8% 

1942 939.370.95 ^.2% +41 5% 

1943 918.763.36 -2.2% +38 4% 

1944 933,028.30 +1.6^, +40 6% 

1945 940.227.10 +0.8%, +4i;6% 
'946 981,514.81 +4.4% +47 8% 
'947 1,250,831.07 +21.5% +88.4% 
'948 1,487,537.16 +18.9% +1240% 
*949 1.766,557.23 +18.8% +166.0% 
'950 1,838.560.39 +4.1% +176 8% 

1951 1,975.774.57 +6.9% +197:6% 

1952 2,080.801.84 +5.6% +213 4% 
^953 2.290.464.50 +9.0% +2449% 



[6] 

Changes Year Bv Ye^r In Total Expenditures For Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel. Etc.), 1930 - 1953 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


%0F 


%0F 




FOR SALARIES & WAGES 


chance from 


CHANCE 


YEAR 


I OR EXTRA SERVICE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 






1930 


112.214.67 


+7.8% 


+7.8% 


1931 


1 1 5,888.67 


+3.3% 


+ 11.3% 


1932 


105.448.58 


-9.0% 


+ 1.4% 


1933 


102.982.11 


-2.3% 


-1.0% 


1934 


111,792.41 


+8.6% 


+7.4% 


1935 


96,330.6! 


-13.8% 


-7.4% 


1936 


92.411.73 


-4.1% 


-11.1% 


1937 


97,706.13 


-r5.7% 


-6.0% 


1938 


88,305.46 


-9.6% 


-15.1% 


1939 


85.661.98 


-3.0% 


-17.6% 


1940 


89,517.71 


+4.3 7o 


-11.6% 


1941 


100. 136.21 


+ 11.8% 


-3.7% 


1942 


1 20.983.22 


+20.6% 


+ 16.3% 


1943 


115.031.99 


-4.9% 


+ 10.6% 


1944 


122.061.66 


+6.1% 


+ 17.3% 


1945 


120.536.62 


-1.1% 


+ 15.8% 


1946 


122,983.94 


+2.0% 


+ 18.2% 


1947 


198.611.69 


+38.0% 


+91.0% 


1948 


230.630.44 


+ !6.1% 


+121.7% 


1949 


262.908.73 


+ 14.0% 


+ 152.7% 


1950 


271.210.95 


+3.2% 


+ 160.6% 


1951 


299,771.04 


+9.5% 


+ 188.2% 


1952 


311.591.92 


+3.8% 


+ 199.5% 


1953 


316.859.44 


+ 1.6% 


+204.6% 



17] 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1953 

Summary by Divisions 
Administrative Offices 

Regular Service $114,377.95 

Extra Service 

Parl-time Service $7,177.94 

Evening and Holiday Service 256.10 

Sunday Service " 723.91 8.157.95 

Total Expenditures for Administrative Offices $122,535.90 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Regular Service $1,094,351.96 

Extra Service 

Part-lime Service $157,547.26 

Evening and Holiday Service 983.10 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

By the Hour 6,067.07 

Evening and Holiday Service 15,150.33 
Sunday Service 6,229.67 185.977.43 

Total Expenditures for Division of Home 

Reading and Community Services 1 ,280,329.39 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Regular .Service $554,541.16 
Extra Service 

Part-time Service $61,436.52 

Evening and Holiday Sei'vice 4.95 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Sunday Service 

Sunday Service 1 5.071.86 76.513.33 

Total Expenditures for Division of 

Reference and Research Services 631,054.49 

Division of Business Operations 

Regular Service $527,193.43 

Extra Service 

Parl-time Service $2,492.46 

Evening and Holiday Service 4,987.28 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 21,437.96 
Sunday Service 12,490.49 

Sunday Service 401.04 41.809.23 

Total Expenditures for 

Division of Business Operations 569,002 66 

Miscellaneous Services , 

Storytelling $4,200.00 

Stereoptiron Operator 201.50 

Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous Services 4,401.50 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR ALL PERSONNEL $2,607,323.94 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, 

1953 







REGULAR 


part-time 


and holiday 


SUNDAY 


total 


UNIT 




SERVICE 


service 


service 


service 


service 


Director's Office 




$46,817.31 


$11.50 







$46,828.81 


Personnel Office 




28,293.71 


658.02 


$121.52 




29,073.25 


Information Office 




18,026.44 


6,508.42 


94.02 


$706.59 


25.335.47 


Office of Record*, 


Files, 












Statistics 




12.331.50 






■ 


12,331.50 


Exhibits Office 


for 


8,908.99 




40.56 


17.32 


8,966.87 


Total Expenditures 







Administrative Offices $114377.95 $7,177.94 $256.10 $723.91 $122,535.90 



[3] 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF HOME READING 
AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, 1953 



Unit 

ExeCLitivc Staff 
Aud/O- Visual Department 
Book Selei-tion Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Calalogin? end Classification 
Central Charging Records 
0{>en Shelf Department 
School Is:iie Department 
Branch Libraries 



Dept.. 



RF.GLLVR 

SERVICF. 

$51,078.68 
2L950.68 
16.331.37 
32,909.79 
28.538.39 
42,636.45 
89,647.17 
22.984.30 

786,275.13 



PART-TIMF. 

SERVICE 

$1.820 31 

2,803.38 



3,098.35 
3.171.40 
3,701.41 
13,068.97 
4.890.59 
124.992.65 



Total Expenditures for Division of Home 
Reading and Community Services $1,094,351.96 $157,547.26 



JANITORIAL A^ 

CLEANING: 
BY THE HOUR. 
AND LVENI.NG 
AND HOLIDAY 



$21,217.40 



EVENING, 
HOLIDAY, 
AND SUN'DAY 
SERVICE 
$47.53 

532.34 



3,229.31 
3,373.26 



30.33 



TOTAL 
.^ERVICE 

$52,946.52 
25.286.40 
16,331.37 
36,008.34 
31,709.79 
49,567.17 
106,089.40 
27,874.89 

934,515.51 



$21,217.40 $7,212.77 $1,280,329.39 



Branch Lieraries 



Adams Street 


528,714.95 


$7,916.35 


$1,750.76 


Allston 


24,978.03 
26,135.09 


1.755.86 
3,291.88 




Brighton 


1 .846.02 


Charieslown 


29,103.94 


4,574.25 


811.64 


City Point 


1 7,469.32 


3.598 12 




Codmam Square 


29,980.09 


4,815.70 




Connolly 


28,390.37 


3,448.01 


1 .222.83 


Dorchester 


25,651.36 


3,088.17 





East Bcsion 


28,627.51 


3,937.71 


498.35 


'^Etles^ori Square 


17,118.80 


5,7^.16 


840.80 


Faneuil 


23.537.15 


3.179.01 


1.040.18 


Hyde Parle 


22.655.72 


2,726.89 


930.17 


Jamaica Plain 


24,849.34 


3,218.73 


56.60 


Jeffries Point 
Lower Mills 
Mattapan 


14.855.98 
16.697.33 
28,622.33 


3.955.03 
1.669.17 

3,723.67 






1.637.27 


Memorial 


27,277.58 


3.201.94 


465.31 


Mt. Bowdoin 
Mt. Pleasant 


24,500.74 
16.472.43 


2.558.31 
2.348.50 




■ 


Neponsct 


12,636.94 


3.929.01 


1.236.57 


North End 


26.610.10 


3.687.04 


1,338.75 


Orient Heights 


17,24535 


1,943.76 


2.251.39 


Parker Hill 


26,914.60 


2.999.01 


1.131.07 


Phillips Brooks 


12.948.40 


2.145.39 


1.497.08 


Roslindale 


28,599.04 


3.093.51 


616.72 


South Boston 


19,473.57 


4.901.16 




South End 


19,770.03 


3.351.02 






Tyler Street Reading Room 


10.696.64 


2.340.42 






Uphams Corner 


27,662.07 


5.775.18 






Washinj^ton Village 


21,883.11 


3.441.18 






West End 


. 33,288.84 


5,380 97 


956.15 


West Roxbury 


31.055.96 


4,720.28 


L089.74 


Bookmobile I 


17,116.14 


4,774.69 




Bookmobile 11 


17.661.55 


3,756.57 





♦■■^Hospital Library Service 


9.024.73 










Total Expend'turees for 








Br.ipch Libraries 


$788,275.13 


$12-1.992 63 


$21,217.40 



$30.33 



$38,382.06 
26.733^9 
31.272.99 
34,489.83 
21.067 44 
34J95.79 
33.061.21 
28.739.53 
33.063.57 
23.705.76 
27.806.34 
26.312.78 
28,124.67 
18,811.01 
18360.50 
33.963.27 
30.944.83 
27.059.05 
18.820.93 
17.802.52 
31.63589 
21,440.50 
31.044.68 
16,590.87 
32.309.27 
24374.73 
23.121.05 
13.037.06 
33.43725 
25324.29 
39,625.96 
36.865.98 
21.921.16 
21.418.12 
9.024.73 



$3033 $934,515.51 



* Branch Library opened July 8, 1953 
■^^ Service began June 4, 1933 



[9] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND 
RESEARCH SERVICES, 1953 



REGULAR 

Unit service 

Executive Staff $30,270.87 

Book Selection Department 5,908.41 

Book Stack Service 115,500.90 
Cataloging and Classification Dept. 91,977.39 

Fine Arts Department 33.125.32 

General Reference Department 37,692.81 

History D,-;partment 17,826.97 

Music Department 15,897.9! 

Periodical and Nev^spaper Dept. 35,431.51 

Print Department 16.891.83 

Rare Book Department 34,802.77 

Science and Technology Dept. 34,440.23 

Statistical Department 20,796.62 

Teachers Department 15,872.53 

Kirstein Business Branch 48,104.89 

Total Expenditures for Division of 

Reference and Research Services $554,541.16 



fART-TIME 
SERVICE 

$194.31 

24.0C6 30 
8,956.60 
4,886.58 
3 481.66 
750.19 
2,139.59 
4,902.38 
825.14 
1,134.80 
4,146.72 
2.007.89 
1,685.81 
2,318.05 



$61 ,436.52 



JANITOr,I\L AND 

CLEANING: 
BY THE HOUR, 
AND EVENINC 
AND HOLIDAY 



EVENING, 
HOLIDAY, 
AND SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



$539.64 



5,342.93 

1,483.27 

1 ,691 .03 

412.40 

538.14 

2,066.70 

959.37 
995.48 
527.46 
520.39 



TOTAL 

SERVICE ■ 

$31,005.32 

5,908.4i 

144,850.13 

100,933.99 

39.495.37 

42.865.50 

18.989.56 

18,573.64 

42.400.59 

17,716.97 

36.896.94 

39,582.43 

23,331.97 

18,078.73 

30.422.94 



$15,076.81 $631,054.49 



[10] 

EXPENDITURES FOR F^ERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS, 1953 



Unit 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 



JANITORIAL AND EVENING 
CLEANING: HOUDAY AND 
PART-TIME EVENING AND SUNDAY TOTAL 

SERVICE HOLIDAY SERVICE SERVICE 



Business Office 

Shipping and Receiving Seclion 

Stock and Supplies Section 
Accounting Department 
Binding Department 
Book Preparation Department 
Book Purchasing Department 
Buildings Department 

Mechanical Service 

Cieanrng Service 
Prin'ing Dopartmenl 

Total Expenditures for Division 
of Business Operations 



$38,845.40 
9.430.85 
6,I%.67 
25,028.33 
V5.437.61 
46.964.81 
56.193.34 

183,344.99 
40.631.65 
24,919.78 



$708.21 



936.17 
848X)8 



— $21,294.94 

— 12,633.51 



$88.65 
2.664.10 
435.27 
426.71 
221.31 
668.26 
33.67 



$38,934.05 
12.803.16 
6.631.94 
25.455.04 
95.658.92 
48,569.24 
57,075.09 



204,639.93 

53,465.16 

850.35 25,770.13 



$527,193.43 $2,492.46 $33,928.45 $5,388.32 $569,002.66 



EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES. 1953 

Storytelling $4,200.00 

Stereopticori Operator 201.50 

Total Expenditures for 

Miscellaneous Services $4,401.50 



REC.^PITULATION. 1953 



Regular Service 

Full-time Members of the Staff 



$2,290,464.50 



Extra Service 
Part time 

Evening and Holiday Service 
Janitorial and Cleaning Sertice. 

By the Hour 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Sunday Service 
Sunday Service 



$228,654.18 
6,231.43 

6,067.07 
36.588.29 
12,490.49 
22,426.48 



312,457,94 



Ml.'CLLLANEOUS SERVICES 
Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for All Personnel 



$4,200X0 
201.50 



4,40L50 



$2,607,323.94 



[11] 



III 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 



City Affroprjations for the Purchase of Books 


^ND Other Library Materials 






1919 - 1953 








1919-20 


. $50,000 






1920-21 












60.000 






1921- 


22 












100.000 






1922-23 












. 100.000 






1923- 


24 












90.000 






1924-25 












100,000 






1925* 














. 100.000* 






1926 














. 125.000 






1927 














. 125.000 






1928 














. 125.000 


> 




1929 














140,000 


4 




1930 














. 160.000 






1931 














. 175.000 






1932 














. 160.000 






1933 














75,000 






1934 














100.000 






1935 














. 100.000 






1936 














55,000 






1937 














75.000 






1938 














73.875 






1939 














55.000 






1940 














57.500 






1941 














75,000 






1942 














88,000 






1943 














75,000 






1944 














80.000 






1945 














85.000 






1946 














90,000 






1947 














. 125,000 






1948 














. 125,000 






1949 














125,000 






1950 














1 50,000 






1951 














230.000 






1952 














217,500 






1953 














277,500 




* February 1 - 


December 31. 1925 only 








Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library \ 


lATERlALS, 1930 - 1953 






FROM FROM INCOME 






YEAR 




CITY FUNDS OF TRUST FUND 


s 


TOTAL 


1930 




$159,999.97 $22,466.21 




$182,466.18 


1931 




190.636.12 19,259.55 




209.895.67 


1932 




159.970.58 20.045.62 




180.016.20 


1933 




87,323.50 23,873.19 




111.196.69 


1934 




98,291.63 16,996.57 




1 1 5.288.20 


1935 




99.233.95 22.264.83 




121.498.78 


1936 




-54,999.98 56,909.96 




111,909.94 


1937 




81.522.49 49,641.81 




131.16430 


1938 




73.874.93 82.756.96 




156,631.89 


1939 




54.999.97 116,257.43 




171.257.40 


1940 




57,499.94 124,618.89 




182.118.83 


I94I 




74.999.47 92.182.66 




167.182.13 


1942 




88.000.00 48,447.64 




136.447.64 


1943 




75.000.00 58,488.39 




133,488.39 


1944 




80,000.00 39,735.05 




119.735.05 


1945 




81,701.74 41,370.31 




123.072.05 


1946 




90,899.98 43,140.12 




134.040.10 


1947 




118,533.62 43.869.89 




162,403.51 


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 


1953 




260,1 


J8.54 






47.8( 


33.82 




308.00236 



[121 



Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials by Divisions, 1942-1953 



YEAR 

1942 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


division of 

home reading 

and community 

services 

$87,991.81 
1,917.04 


DIVISION OF 

REFERENCE AND 

RESEARCH 

SERVICES 

$8.19 

46,530.60 


ENTIRE 
LIBRARY 
SYSTEM 

$38,000.00 

48.447. r>4 


Total 
1943 

From City Fund* 
From Trust Fund* 


$89,908.85 

$75,000.00 
I.I 74.83 


$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 


Tot.! 
1945 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$75,670.99 

$78,211.92 
1,553.75 


$44,064.06 

$3,489.82 
39.3i6.55 


$119,735.05 

$81,701.74 
4137031 


Total 
1946 

From City Funck 
From Trust Funds 


$79,765.68 

$85,146.82 
1 ,250.41 


$43,306.37 

$5,753.16 
41.389.71 


$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 
1212.50 


$50,033.84 

$7,000.05 
52.408.85 


$162,403.51 

$1 19.000.00 
53.62135 


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 


$172.62135 

$150.01935 
83.88728 


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 
60.53037 


Total 
1951 

Frota City Fund; 
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 


Tol.il 
1952 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$139,831.28 

$179,773.80 
1.214.18 


$75,547.07 

$42,979.25 
34,510.59 


$26537835 

$222,753.05 
35.724.77 


Total 

•953 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$180,987.93 

$186,795.45 
1,615.11 


$77,489.84 

$73,343.09 
46.248.71 


$258,477.82 

$260,138.54 
47,863 82 


Total 


$186,410.56 


$119,591.80 


$308,002.36 



[131 

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

1930 - !953 

total expenditures 





TOTAL 


FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 


PERCENTAGES 




EXPENDITURES 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


YEAR 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


1930 


$1,132,520.06 


$1 59.999.97 


14.12% 


1931 


1 .239.257.45 


190.636.12 


1538% 


1932 


1.147.579.89 


1 59.970.58 


13.94% 


1933 


1.000.431.87 


87.323.50 


8.73% 


1934 


1 .065.367.44 


98.291.63 


9.23% 


1935 


1.139.114.88 


99.233.95 


8.11% 


1936 


I.I 16.657.14 


54.999.98 


4.93% 


1937 


1.204.994.47 


81.522.49 


6.77% 


1938 


1,231.278.52 


73,874.93 


6.00% 


1939 


1.231.198.08 


54.999.97 


4.47% 


1940 


1,232.633.0! 


57.499.94 


4.66% 


1941 


1.274.184.43 


74.999.47 


5.88% 


1942 


1.272.554.07 


88.000.00 


6.91% 


1943 


1.254.573.76 


75,000.00 


5.98% 


1944 


1,280.646.5! 


80.000.00 


6.25% 


1945 


1.309.615.79 


81.701.74 


6.24% 


1946 


1.379.562.24 


90,899.98 


6.59% 


1947 


1.811,389.47 


118,533.62 


6M7o 


1948 


2.132.297.40 


119,000.00 


5.58% 


1949 


2.500.979.80 


150,019.35 


6.oa% 


1950 


2.573,781.32 


147,4?8.16 


5.73% 


1951 


2,873.124.15 


226.623.41 


7.86% 


1952 


3,038,232.65 


222.753.05 


7.33% 


!953 


3.237,998.43 


260.138.54 


7.87% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Rel.ation to Total Annual Expenditures 

1930 - 1953 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


PERCENTAGES 




FROM CITY FUNDS 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


YEAR 


& TRUST FUNDS 


& TRUST FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


1930 


$1,155,316.27 


$182,466.18 


15.79% 


1931 


1.260.097.18 


209.895.67 


16.65% 


1932 


1.170.380.93 


180.016.20 


15.38% 


1933 


1.027.065.81 


111.196.69 


10.82% 


1934 


1.084.451.26 


1 1 5.288.20 


10.63% 


1935 


1.163.611.38 


121,498.78 


10.44% 


1936 


1.175.483.17 


111.909 .94 


9.44% 


1937 


1.256.156.28 


131.164.30 


10.44% 


1938 


1.3 1 7.61 7.48 


156,631.89 


11.89% 


1939 


1351.097.94 


171.257.40 


12.67% 


1940 


1,361.036.70 


182,118.83 


13.38% 


1941 


1.363.153.79 


167,182.13 


11.82% 


1942 


1,323.! 79.77 


136,447.64 


10.03% 


1943 


1315.590.38 


133.483.39 


10.15% 


1944 


1321.486.39 


119.735.05 


9.06% 


1945 


1352311.20 


123.072.05 


8.85% 


1946 


1,424.761.85 


134.040.10 


9.41% 


1947 


1,857.545.74 


162.403.51 


S.75% 


1948 


2.189,105.78 


172.62135 


7.89% 


r«M9 


2.584.867.08 


233,906.63 


9.04% 


1950 


2,634311.69 


208.028.53 


7.90% 


1951 


2.911.874.09 


26537835 


9.10% 


1952 


3.073.957.42 


258.477.82 


8.41% 


«953 


3335,862 25 


308.002.36 


9.23% 



[M] 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1953 



total expenditures 





for SALARIES 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




& WAGES 




FOR BOOKS 




YEAR 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


% 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


% 


1930 


$609,530.41 


847c 


$159,999.97 


\6% 


1931 


852.987.17 


827o 


190,636.12 


]87o 


1932 


853.680.10 


847o 


1 59.970.58 


16% 


1933 


788,603.37 


90% 


87,323.50 


10% 


1934 


821.974.51 


&9% 


98.291.63 


n%- 


1935 


912,339.26 


907o 


99.233.95 


I07o 


1936 


930,788.04 


947o 


54.999.98 


6% 


1937 


975,751.61 


927o 


81,522.49 


8% 


1938 


1.023,225.41 


937- 


73,874.93 


7% 


1939 


1.032,696.19 


957c 


54.999.97 


5% 


1940 


1.045.735.40 


957o 


57,499.94 


5% 


1941 


1.043.754.52 


93% 


74,999.47 


7% 


1942 


1.062,220.17 


91% 


88.000.00 


87o 


1943 


1.036.381.35 


93 7o 


75.000.00 


7% 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


93 7o 


80.000.00 


7% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


93 7o 


81,701.74 


7% 


1946 


1,108,102.75 


927o 


90,899.98 


8% 


1947 


1.453,087.76 


91% 


118,533.62 


S% 


1948 


1.718.217.60 


9A% 


119,000.00 


6% 


1949 


2.029.465.96 


93% 


150.019.35 


7% 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


93'/o 


147.498.16 


7% 


1951 


2.275.545.61 


91 % 


226,628.41 


9% 


1952 


2.392,393.76 


9]% 


222.753.05 


9% 


1953 


2,607.323.94 


9\% 


260,138.54 


9% 



$969,530.38 
1.043.623.29 
1.013.650.68 
875,926.87 
920,266.14 
1,011.573.21 
985.788.02 
1.057.274.10 
1,097.100.34 
1.087.696.16 
1.103.235.34 
1.118.753.99 
1.150.220.17 
1,111.381.35 
1.138.671.% 
1,146.045.46 
1.199.002.73 
1,571.621.38 
1,837,217.60 
2,179.48531 
2.257.269.50 
2.502,174.02 
2.615.146.81 
2.867,^62.48 



% 

i007o 
I007o 
I007o 
ioo7o 

lOOSr) 

I007o 
I007o 
I007o 

1007o 

I007o 
iu07o 

100% 

I007o 
ioo7o 

100% 
1007o 

I007o 

lOO^'o 

I007o 

I007o 

I007o 
I007o 
1007o 
1007c 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1933 



total expenditures 





FOR SALARIES 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




& WAGES 




FOR BOOKS 






FROM CITY funds 




FROM CITY FUNDS 




YEAR 


& TRUST funds 


% 


& TRUST FUNDS 


% 


1930 


$809,710.41 


61% 


$182,466.18 


187o 


1931 


854.467.35 


80'-o 


209.895.67 


207o 


1932 


856.435.52 


83% 


180,016.20 


177o 


1933 


791.364.12 


887o 


111.196.69 


127o 


1934 


824.061 .76 


887c 


1 1 5,288.20 


\1%, 


1935 


913.941.93 


88% 


121.498.78 


127o 


1936 


932,062.11 


897o 


1 1 1 .909.94 


ii7o 


1937 


976,879.61 


887? 


131.164.30 


12% 


1938 


1,026,351.41 


877^ 


156,631.89 


137c 


1939 


1,035,953.52 


867o 


171,257.40 


147c 


1940 


1,047,805.40 


857o 


182,118.83 


157c 


1941 


1.045,254.52 


867o 


167.182.13 


147c 


1942 


1,063.720.17 


89% 


136.447.64 


il7o 


1943 


1 .038,085.68 


897o 


133,488.39 


11% 


1944 


1 .059,296.96 


90% 


119,735.05 


107c 


1945 


1 .064,825.37 


907o 


123,072.05 


107^ 


1946 


1.108,292.20 


897o 


134,040.10 


117c 


1947 


1,453,129.87 


907o 


162,403.51 


10% 


1948 


1,718,559.60 


91 7o 


172,621.35 


97c 


1949 


2.029.515.96 


907o 


233,906.63 


I07o 


1950 


2,109,871.34 


9\% 


208.028.53 


97c 


1951 


2.275.770.61 


907« 


265.378.35 


107c 


1952 


2,392,393.76 


907o 


258.477.82 


107c 


1953 


2.«)7.573.94 


89/0 


308,002 36 


11% 



$992,176.59 
1,064.363.02 
1.036.451.72 
902.560.81 
939,349.96 
1. 03 5. 440.7 1 
1 .043,972.05 
1,108.043.91 
1.182.983.30 
1,207,210.92 
1 ,229.924.23 
1.212,436.65 
1,200,167.81 
1,171.574.07 
1,179,032.01 
1,187.897.42 
1.242.332.30 
1.615,533.38 
1.891.180.95 
2.263.422.59 
2.317,899.87 
2.541,148.96 
2.654.528.01 
2,915,576.30 



I007o 
1007o 
1007o 
1007c 
1007c 

1007c 
1007c 
1007c 
i007o 
1007c 
1007c 
1007c 
1007c 
1007c 
1007c 
1007c 
I007o 
1007c 
1007c 

1007c 
1007c 
1007c 
1007o 
1007c 



[151 

Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1953 









requested 






requested 




FOR BOOKS 






FOR SALARIES 




AND OTHER 




YEAR 


& WAGES 


% 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


% 


1930 


$812,000.00 


84% 


$150,000.00 


16% 


I93I 


883.903.00 


82% 


200,000.00 


18% 


1932 


866,124.00 


81% 


200,000.00 


19% 


1933 


886,000.00 


84% 


163,000.00 


16%, 


1934 


830.569.56 


85% 


1 50.000.00 


15% 


1935 


937,187.75 


86%, 


1 50,000.00 


14% 


1936 


940,039.28 


86% 


1 50,000.00 


14% 


1937 


985,000.00 


87% 


150,000.00 


13% 


1938 


1,055.000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1939 


1.070,388.58 


88% 


1 50.000.00 


12% 


1940 


1.096.830.57 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1941 


1,065.000.00 


88% 


1 50.000.00 


12% 


1942 


1.101.145.95 


88%, 


1 50.000.00 


12% 


1943 


1,065.000.00 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1944 


1.065,000.00 


88% 


150.000.00 


12%, 


1945 


1.065,000.00 


88% 


1 50.000.00 


12% 


1946 


1,110.000.00 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1947 


1.642,076.53 


92% 


1 50,000.00 


8% 


1948 


1.720,905.84 


92% 


150.000.00 


8% 


1949 


2.055,650.00 


93% 


1 50.000.00 


7% 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


93% 


150.000.00 


7% 


1951 


2,278,850.00 


90% 


263.000.00 


10% 


1952 


2.491,083.00 


86% 


395,000.00 


14% 


1953 


2,604,925.93 


87% 


395,000.00 


13% 



$962,000.00 
1,083.903.00 
1.066.124.00 
1.049.000.00 
980.569.56 
1.087,187.75 
1.090,039.29 
1.135.000.00 
1 ,205.000.00 
1 ,220,388.58 
1,246.830.57 
1.215,000.00 
1.251.145.95 
1.215.000.00 
1.215.000.00 
1,215,000.00 
1,260,000.00 
1 .792,076.53 
1.870,905.84 
2,205.650.00 
2,260.000.00 
2,541.850.00 
2.886,083.00 
2.999,925.93 



% 

100% 
100% 
lOOfo 
100% 
100% 
100% 

I007o 

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



[16] 



VtAR 

1929 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933* 

I934» 

1935 

1936 

1937 

1938 

1939 

1940 

1941 

1942 

1943 

1944 

1945 

1946 

1947 

1948 

1949 

1950 

1951 

1952 

1953 



IV 

PERSONNEL 

Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1930 - 1953 



TOTAL EXPENDIl URES 




TOTAL PERSONNEL 




FOR SALARIES & 




AS OF 




WAGES FOR ALL 


7c OF CHANCE 


DECEMBER 3 l»t 


% OF CHANCE 


PERSONNEL 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


$770,367.26 




602 




809.530.41 


+5.1^0 


644 


+7.07o 


852.987.17 


4-10.7% 


657 


+9.1 7o 


853.680.10 


-i-I0.87o 


665 


+ IO.570 


788.603.37 


4-2.470 


695 


+ 15.570 


821.974.51 


+6.770 


679 


+ 12.87o 


912.339.26 


-i- 18.37c 


687 


+ 14.1 7o 


930.788.04 


-l-20.87c 


699 


+ 16.1 7o 


975.751.61 


+26.6'r« 


705 


+ 17.170 


1.023.225.41 


+32.7% 


697 


+ 15.770 


1,032.696.19 


+33.97o 


687 


+ 14.170 


1,045,735.40 


+35.77o 


632 


+5.070 


1.043,754.52 


+35.47o 


656 


+9.070 


1,062,220.17 


+37.9%, 


607 


+0.87o 


1.036,381.35 


+34.57o 


641 


+6.470 


1,058,671.96 


+37.47o 


630 


+4.6% 


1.054,343.72 


+38,2% 


620 


+2.970 


1.108,102.75 


-f43.87o 


624 


+3.67o 


1,453,087.76 


+88.67o 


664 


+10.070 


1.718,217.60 


+ I23.07o 


671 


+11.0% 


2,029,465.96 


-fl63.47o 


718 


+'^•5^'' 


2,109,771.34 


+ l73.87o 


752 


+24.970 


2,275.545.61 


-f!95.37o 


753 


+25.1 % 


2,392.393.76 


+210.57o 


740 


+22.9% 


2,607,323.94 


-f 238.3 7; 


748 


+24.3% 


ry reductions were in 


effect from April 21. 1933 to December 31. 1934. 



Cost and Number or Regular Service, 1930 - 1953 



TOTAL NUMBER OF 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




REGULAR SERVICE 






FOR SALARIES & 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR REGULAR 


% OF CHANCE 


DECEMBER 3 1 »t 


% OF CHANGE 


YEAR 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 




475 




1930 


694.183.74 


+4.6% 


512 


+7.8% 


1931 


734,150.50 


+ 10.670 


535 


+ 12.67o 


1932 


746.221.52 


+ 12.4% 


537 


+ 13.070 


1933* 


683.618.01 


+3.07«, 


550 


+ 15.87o 


1934» 


682.797.16 


+2.9% 


563 


+ 18.5% 


1935 


799.271.34 


+20.470 


571 


+20.270 


1936 


833.763.68 


+25.87o 


578 


+21.770 


1937 


875.957.34 


+32.170 


592 


+24.67o 


1938 


932,579.59 


+40.77r 


590 


+24.27o 


1939 


945,123.21 


+42.57o 


580 


+22.170 


1940 


954,292.69 


+43.770 


543 


+ 14.3% 


1941 


941.707.31 


+4l.87o 


511 


+7.570 


1942 


939.37095 


+41.570 


501 


+5.5% 


1943 


918.763.36 


-;-38.47o 


5n 


+ 7.57r> 


1944 


953.028.30 


-^40.67o 


514 


+8.27r> 


1945 


940.227.10 


-41.6% 


516 


+8.6% 


1946 


981.514.81 


-47.8% 


510 


+7.4% 


1947 


1.2'^n.831.07 


-^88.47o 


545 


--M.77o 


1948 


1,487,537.16 


+ 124.07o 


579 


+21.87o 


1949 


1,766.557.23 


+ 1 66.070 


588 


+23.87o 


1950 


1.838.560.39 


+ l76.87o 


584 


+22.2% 


1951 


1.975.774.57 


4-197.67^ 


618 


+30.1 7o 


1952 


2.080.801.84 


-^213.47o 


603 


-26.9% 


1953 


2,290,464.50 


-244.9';; 


647 


+36.2^-; 



• Salary reductions were in effect from April 21. 1933 to Decemlier 31. 1934. 



117] 

Cost and Number of Extra Service (Pakt-Time Personnel, etc.), 1930-1953 



TOTAL extra SERVICE 

personnel in terms 
of equivalent of 



YEAR 

1929 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933* 

1934* 

1933 

1936 

1937 

1938 

1939 

1940 

1941 

1942 

1943 

1944 

1945 

1946 

1947 

1948 

1949 

1950 

1951 

1952 

1953 



TOTAL EXPLNDITLRES 


FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 


FOR SALARIES & 




AS OF 




WAGES FOR EXTRA 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 3 1st 


% OF CHANCE 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


$104,032.23 




127 




112,214.67 


4-7.8% 


132 


+3.9% 


1 1 5,888.67 


+ 11.3% 


122 


-3.9% 


105,448.58 


+1-4% 


128 


+0.8% 


102,982.11 


-1.0% 


145 


+ 14.1% 


111,792.41 


+7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


96.330.61 


-7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


92.411.73 


-11.1% 


121 


-4.7% 


97,706.13 


-6.0% 


113 


-11.0% 


88,305.46 


-15.1% 


107 


-15.7% 


85,661.98 


-17.6% 


107 


-15.7% 


89.517.71 


-13.9% 


89 


-29.9% 


100,136.21 


-3.7% 


145 


+14.1% 


120,983.22 


+ 16.9% 


106 


-16.5% 


115,031.99 


+ 10.6% 


130 


+2.3% 


122,061.66 


+ 173% 


116 


+8.6% 


120,536.62 


+ 15.8% 


104 


-18.1% 


122.983.94 


+18.2%) 


114 


-10.2% 


198,611.69 


+90.9% 


119 


-6.3% 


230,680.44 


+ 121.7% 


92 


-27.5% 


262,908.73 


+ 152.7% 


130 


+2.47^ 


271,210.95 


+ 160.6%, 


168 


+32.3% 


299,771.04 


+ 188.2% 


125 


-1.6% 


311,591.92 


+ 199.5% 


137 


+7.9% 


316.859.44 


+204.6% 


101 


-24.5% 



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



[18] 



General Administrafive Oifices 
Division of Business Operations 
Circulation Division 
Division of Home Reading 
£>nd Community Services 

Reference Division 
Division of Reference and 
Researcii Services 

Total 



PERSONNEL 


BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS. 1929-1953 


DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1934 


DEC. 31 

1939 


DEC. 31 

1944 


DEC. 31 

1950 


DEC. 31 

1951 


DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1952 1953 


14 11 


13 


22 


26 


27 


26 27 


119 138 


127 


112 


136 


146 


146 147 


210 254 


257 


237 










132 



475 



160 



563 



257 277 



183 



165 168 



580 



514 



584 61 f 



281 



150 



322 



143 



151 



603 647 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1953 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

DEC. 3 1 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 31 DEC. 3! DEC. 31 DEC. 3( 

1929 1934 1939 1944 1950 1951 1952 1953 

Executive Department 1 1 

Editor's Department I ■ 

Training Class 2 

Training Office 2 

Director's Office — II 13 6 10 9 8 8 

Exhibits O.fTice — — — — 2 2 3 

Information Office 6 5 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 27 26 27 

>? DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1953 

DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

'.. >■ . DEC. 3! DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3! DEC. 3 1 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1934 1939 1944 1950 1951 1952 1953 



Division of Business Operations, 

Executive Staff 
Business Office 
Auditor's Department 
Auditing Department 
Accounting Department 
Ordering Department 
Book Purchasing Department 
Book Preparation Department 
Stock Purchasing Department 
Supply Room 
Stock and Supply Section 
Shipping Department 
Shipping and Receiving Section 
Bindery Department 
Binding Department 
Printing Department 
Engineers Department 
Buildings Department 

Cleaners 

Total 
* Includes 2 emergency driTer* 



_ 5 5 

— 3 8 8 10 9 

5 — — — — — — — 

— 5 5 — — — — — 
_ — — 7 7 7 7 7 

13 — — — — — — — 

17 17 15 18 19 18 16 
— II 16 13 15 

-_ 2 2 2 — — — — 

— 2 2 1 — 

2 

— 3 3 23 3 5* — 
_ — — — — 3 

31 — — — — — — — 

_ 35 34 26 25 24 23 25 
66665655 

41 — — — — — — — 

45 39 38 43 46 50 50 

23 20 16 13 14 15 14 15 

179 138 127 112 136 146 146 147 



[19] 



DISTRIBUTION 
DIVISION OF HOME 



Ctrculation Division, Executive Staff 
Division of Home Reading and 

Community Services, Executive Staff 
Audio- Visual Center* 
Audio-Visual Department 
Branch Department 
Central Office, .Branch Libraries 
Book Preparation Department 
Cataloging and Classification Dept. 
Branch issue Department 
Btsok Seleclion Department 
Central Charging Records**"^ 
Registration Department*** 
Open Shelf Department 
Children's Department 
Young Peoples Room 
School Issue Department 
Adams Sirt-etjtS 
Aliston 

Andrew Square 
Boylston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
City Point 
Codman Scuare 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East .Boston 
Egleston S(|uareiftiF 
I'aneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plrtm 
Jeffries Point 
Kirsfein 
Lower Milis 
Maltapan 
Memorial 
Mount Bowdoin 
Mount Pleasant 
Neponset 
Norlh End 
Orie.-it Heights 
Parker Hill 
Phillips Biooks 
Roslindale 
Roxbury Crossing 
South Boston 
South End 

Tyler Street Reading RoomSSSJf 
Uphams Corner 
Washington Village 
West End 
West Roxbury 
Bookmobile I § 
bookmobile II §§ 
Hospital Library Service §§§ 

Total 



OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1953 
READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 ! DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1934 1939 1944 1950 1951 1952 
8 9 8 



DEC. 31 

1953 



— — 14 15 11 14 

7 

— _ — — — — . — 7 
25 — — — — — ■ - — — 

— 26 21 — — ^ — ■ — • — 
5 ** 

— ■ 6 7 10 7 9 

— — 10 8 9 9 '^ 

— — -223 34^5 

— — . — 8 8 9 9 

— 6 6 12 26 Zi 

— 5 4 4 3 $ 

— 35886b 

__ 7 8 •* 

4 8 3 7 3 8 7 7 

4 5 5 Name changed to Washmglon ViUjge 

4 5 7 Name changed to Connolly 

76777877 
89958877 
24445555 
78878888 

7 6 8 8 8 

67768767 
11 11 10 8 9 9 8 t^ 

37766666 
7 6 7 6 Closed March 15, 1949 

7 7 766666 
6 5 6 5 8 8 7 8 
35664444 

— 3 4 Closed July !, 1940 
34444444 
S9 10 99988 
9 12 II 8 8 8 7 6 
76667767 
34444444 
3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 

8 10 10 3 9 9 8 10 
34444444 

3 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 
3 3 3 3 2 3 3 

57778878 

4 4 Closed July 1.1938 
88745556 
87655650 
4 4 2 3 3 

10 9 10 8 7 7 7 8 
— 67 766 

9 9 9 9 10 iO 9 9 
68879988 

4 5 5 -i 



210 254 257 237 257 277 281 322 

* Opened as Audio- Visual Center Jan. 2. 1952; became Audio- Visual Departmenl April I, 1953 
** Transferred to Division of Business Operations February 13. 1946 
*** Registration Department incorporated into Central Charging Records April I, 1953 
::: Became Children's Section, Open Shelf Department, November 17, 1952 
$S Branch Library opened August 29, 1951 ttt Branch Library opened July 8, 1953 

jfSffJf Closed as Branch Library July I. 1938; re-opened as Resding Room December 7, 1951 
§ Service began February 20, 1950 . .r^r, 

§§ Service began February 20, 1952 §§§ Service began June 4, 1953 



[20] 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 - 1953 
DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES 



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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1950 1951 1952 1953 

Reference Division, Executive Staff 6 11 3 

Division of Reference and 

Rosearrli Services, Executive Siafi 6 6 6 7 

Book Selection Dcparlmer^t 2 - — - - — 

Book Selection Department, 

.Reference Division ■ 2 2 

Book Selection Department, 

Division of Reference and 

Research Services 2 2 -I 2 

Catalog Department 19 

Shelf Department 15 

Cataiocini ..nd Classification Dept. 33 31 27 29 28 26 2« 

Registration Department 8 9 10 * 

Issue Department 36 40 46 

Book Stack Service 38 45 46 40 36 

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 ■ — T — — -— ~ ~ 

General Reference Department 10 11 12 9 8 

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 j6 — — - - — — - - —— 

Fine Arts Depa-lment [8] 19] '» ^ 10 9 8 9 

Music Department ^^^ ^^^ ^ 1i i 1 i i 

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

Patent Department — o ~~Z ~~fl ~~ft ~Q ~R "7 

Rare Book Department [3] 8 8 8 » V » f 

Print Department 3 4 4 3 4 

Teachers Department 13 3 4 4 4 4 

Statistical Department 55444555 

History Department 2 5 5 4 5 

Kirslein Business Branch Zi^-^-^^-^ — ~ 

To,al 132 160 183 143 165 168 150 151 

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

♦** Transferred to Circulation Division July 1, 1940 • i j j 
JMcte: Cleaners assisned to Kirstein Business Branch arc included. 



121] 

Distribution of Full-Time Personnel ey Categories, December 31, 1953 



LIER.A.RY WORKERS 

General Officers 

Assistant to the Director 

Branch Librarian . 

Chief of Department 

Curator 

Reaciers Aclvisor 

Assislanf-in-Charge 

Administrative Assistant 

Aduhs Librarian 

Book Preparation Librarian 

Book Purchasing Librarian 

Cataloger and Classifier 

Children's Librarian < 

Extension Librarian . 

Hospital Librarian . 

Reference Libiarian 

School Librarian 

Young Adults Librarian 

Assistant, 5th Step . 

Adults Assistant 

8ook Preparation Assistant 

Cataloger 

Children's Assistant . 

Executive Assistant . 

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) 

Unclassified Assistant (Military Substitute) . 

Total .... 



13 

3 
31 
19 

I 

3 

8 

5 
19 

1 

1 

3 
17 

1 

I 

7 

1 

1 

3 

9 

1 

3 

2 

2 

4 

2 

105 

101 

83 

53 

II 

516* 



* This figure does not include those members of the staff who 
were absent on Military Leave on December 31, 1953 and for 
whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



Clerical and Mechanical Workers 



Auditor .... 

Bookkeeper 

Bookkeeping Machine Operator 

Senior Clerk and Typist 

Clerk and Typist 

Key Punch Operator . 

Principal Clerk . 

Clerk .... 

Clerk-Messenger 

Chief of Binding Department 

Foreman 

Finisher 

Forwarder 

Apprentice Bookbinder 

Working Forewoman of Sewers 

Sewer .... 



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Chief of Printing Department 
Linotype Operator 
Pressman, Cylinder 

Supermtendent of Buildings 

Stenographer 

Fire Prevention Inspector 

Senior Building Custodian 

Junior Building Custodian 

\X'atchman 

Housekeeper 

Assistant Housekeeper . 

Cleaner .... 

Head Electrician 

Electrician 

Electrician's Helper 

Working Foreman of Carpenters 

Carpenter 

Working Foreman of Painters 

Fainter .... 

Turniture Finisher 

fc-ngineer, 3rd Cia^s Stationary 

Steamfitter 

Machinists Helper 

Mason .... 

Elevator Operator 



I 

2 
2 

I 

1 

I 

12 

23 

3 

I 

I 

26 

I 

2 
2 
1 
2 

T 

3 
1 

2 



89 
131 



Recapitulation of Full-time Personnel, December 31, 1953 



Library Workers . 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 

Total 



. 516 

. 131 

. 647* 



* This figure does not include those members of the staff who 
were absent on Military Leave on December 31, 1953 and for 
whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



123] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE BIBLIOTHECAL SERVICE 

The Sub-Professional Library Service 
as of October 1. 195) 

The Non-Technical Library Service 

Exlra Assisiant (by the hour only) 

High school students . . . . . /5 cents per hour 

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



80 cents per hour 
85 cents per hour 
90 cents per hour 



1st year of employment 
2nd year of employment 

3rd and subsequent years of employment 

Unclassified Assistant (by the hour) 

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

95 cents per hour 

$1.05 per hour 

$1.15 per hour 

or at an hourly rate dependent upon the qualifications of the individual, 
and based on the weekly rate paid to an Uncleissified Assistant employed 
by the week and to an Assistant in the Sub- Professional Library Service 
or to a Probationary Assistemt and an Assistant in the Professional 
Library Service. 

as of April 1, J 953 

The Non-Technical Library Service 

Unclassified Assistant (by the week) (Steps 1-3) . , $24iO-$2560 

Assistant (Steps 4-iO) 2610- 2910 

Assistant (Steps 11-15) 2960-3160 



The Professional Library Service 
as of April I, J953 
The Technical Library Service 

Probationary Assistant (Steps 1-5) . . $30I0-$3260 

Assistant (Steps 1-5) . . . . 3260- 4260 

Adults Assistant (Step 4) . . . . 4260- 4510 

Audio-Visual Assistant (Step 4) . . . 4260- 4510 

.Book Preparation A.5sistant (Step 4) . . 4260- 4510 

Book Purchasing Assistant (Step 4) . . 4260- 4510 

Book Selection Assistant (Step 4) . . 4260- 4510 

Cataloger (Step 4) 4260- 4510 

Children's Assistant (Step 4) . . . 4260- 4510 

Classifier (Step 4) 4260- 4510 

Executive Assistant (Step 4) . . . 4260- 4510 

Extension Assistant (Step 4) . . . 4260- 4510 

Hospital Library Assistant (Step 4) . . 4260- 4510 

Reference Assistant (Step 4) . . . 4260- 4510 



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School Library Asoistant (Step 4) 
Young Adulls Assistant (Step 4) . 
Administrative Assistant (Step 5) 
Adults Librarian (Step 5) . 
Audio-Visual Librarian (Step 5) . 
Book Preparation Librarian (Step 5) 
Book Purchasing Librarian (Step 5) 
Book Selection Librarian (Step 5) 
Cataloger and Classifier (Step 5) 
Children's Librarian (Step 5) 
Extension Librarian (Step 5) 
i-4ospital Librarian (Step 5) 
Reference Librarian (Step 3) 
School Librarian (Step 5) . 
Young Adults Librarian (Step 5) . 



$426a-$45IO 
4260- 4510 
4510- 4760 
4510- 4760 
4510- 4760 
4510- 4760 
4510- 4760 
4510- 4760 
4510- 4760 
4510- 4760 
4510- 4760 
4510- 4760 
4510- 4760 
4510- 4760 
4510- 4760 



The Specialist Service 

Curator $4860-$5360 

Readers Advisor 4860- 5360 

Specialist Activities 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 

The Administrative Service 



Chief of Department . 
Branch Librarian 
Bookmobile Librarian 



. $4860-$5360 
4860- 5360 
4860- 5360 



Other Officers 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE CLERICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES 



as of April 1. 1953 



The Clerical Service 
Auditor 



Bookkeeper 

Bookkeeping Machine Operator 

Clerk . 

Clerk-Messenger 

Clerk-Typist 

Key Punch Operator 

Stenographer 

Senior Clerk-Typist . 

Principal Clerk 



The Mechanical Service 

Carpenter, Working Foreman 
Carpenter 

Electrician, Head 
Electrician 
Electrician's Helper . 

Painter, Working Foreman 

Painter 

lurnifure Finisher 



$4«60-$5360 

65.50-80.00 
65.50- 80.00 

43.00- 55.50 
43.00- 55.50 
45.50- 58.00 
45.50- 58,00 
46.00- 60.50 
55.50- 68.00 
65.50-80.00 



$7O.5O-$87.00 
68.00- 83.50 

70.50- 87.00 
68.00- 83.50 
58.00- 70.50 

70.50- 87.00 
68.00- 83.50 
68.00- 83.50 



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Engineer, 3d Class Stationary 

Stearnfitler 

Machinist's Helper 

Mason 
Mason's Helper 

Fire Prevention Inspector 

^Senior Building Ciutodian 
^Junior Building Cu.stodian 

*Watchman 

Elevator Attendant 
Elevator Operator 

Housekeeper 

Assistant Housekeeper 

Cleaner 



$68.0O-$83.50 
68.00- 83.50 
58.00- 70.50 

68.00- 83.50 
58.00- 70.50 

65.00- 80.00 

63.00- 76.50 
53.00- 65.50 

53.00- 65.50 

53.00- 65.50 
53.00- 65.50 

48.00- 60.50 
45.50- 58.00 
43.00- 55.50 



To individuals whose regular work schedule is set entirely between 
the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 8:(K) A.M. there will be paid a differ- 
ential to the amount of lO'J'^ as compensatory adjustment for such 
nifliht work. 



The Mechanical Service — Printing and Binding 

as cf May I, 1953 

Chief - 

*s of June 6, 1951 

Foreman ..... 

Finisher (Special) 
Finisher .... 

Forwarder .... 

Apprentice Bookbinder 

Sewer, Working Forewoman 
Sewer ..... 
Apprentice Sewer 

Linotype Operator 

Pressman, Cylinder . 

Pressman, Job .... 



$3350-$5350 



87.94 

87.38 

83.88 

83.88 

50.44- 83.88 

52.50 

45.00 

39.00- 45.00 

84.00 
83.88 
83.88 



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COST OF SALARY INCREASES. 1930 - 1953 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 



$12,269.86 

14,094.34 

5,626.78 

309.84 

29,880.01 

15.891.29 

11,9)8.89 

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 

189.708.42 



DISTRIBUTION OF COST OF SALARY INCREASES. 1930 

1930 

Increases for 1930 effective at various dates .... 

1931 

Overlay from increases effective in 1930 at various dates for 
vihich provision had to be made in 1931 for payment over a 
full 1 2 months period ....... 

Increases for 1931 effective at various dales .... 



Total 



1932 

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

Increases for 1932 ....... 



1933 

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



1934 

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



Total 



Total 



Total 



1935 

Overlay from increases effective in 1934 at various dates for 
which provision had to be made in 1935 for payment over 
a full 12 months period ...... 

Increases for 1935 effective at various dales 



- 1953 

$12,269.86 



$ 8,713.34 
5.381.00 

$14,094.34 



$ 5,626.78 
None 

$ 5.626.78 

None 

$ 309.84 
$ 309.84 

$ 501.79 
29,378.22 

$29,880.01 



$ 1.583.02 
14.308.27 



Total 



$15,891.29 



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1936 

Ovcriay from increases efiechve in 1935 at various dates for 
which provision had Jo he ir^ade in 1936 for payment over 
a full 12 months period ...... 

Increases in 1936 effective October 30-Deceinber 31, 1936 



Total 



1937 

OveiLy from increases effective in 1936 only for October 30- 
DecemKcr 31, 1936 but for which provision had to be made 
in 1937 for payment cvtr a full 12 months period . 

Increajes in 1937 effective June 4, 1937-Decemler 31, 1937 . 



1938 

Overlay from increases cfleclive ir. 1937 only for June 4— 
December 31, i937 tut for viTiich provision had to be made 
in 1938 for payment over a full 12 months period . 

Increases in 1938 cfiective from June 3-Dece:nber 31, 1936 



1939 

Overlay from increases effective in 1938 only from June 3- 
December 31, 1938 but for v.'h;ch provision had to be made 
in 1939 for payment over a full !2 montlis period 

Increases in 1939 effective Sepltmber 27-December 31, 1939 . 



1940 

Overlay from i.ncrca&es effective in 1939 at various dates for 
which provision had to be rrade in 1940 for paymeiit 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 194! effective January 1, 1941 



1942 

Overlay from incre.-ises effective in 1941 for which provision 
had to be made in 1942 for paymeBl over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1942 effective January I, 1942 on a pro raSa 
basis (75%) 



Total 



1943 

Overlay from increases elTectivc in 1942 for w'.iich provision 
had to be made in 1943 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1943 effective January i, 1943, etc. . 



Total 



1944 

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

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



Total 



$ 9.554.17 
2,364.72 

$11,913.89 



$10,181.08 
36,956.44 



Total $47,137.52 



$26,946.68 
24,118.76 



Total $31,067.44 



$17,171.48 
13.956.43 



Total $31,127.91 



$44,793.41 
None 

$44,793.41 



None 

$54,943.11 
$54,943.1 1 



None 

$30,595.85 
$30,595.85 



None 
$10,632.70 

$10,632.70 



None 
$39,028.57 



Total 



$39,028.57 



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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 1, 1946, etc. . 



None 
$30,861.40 

Total $30.861 .40 



1947 

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

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

Other increases in 1947 ^ ..... . 



None 

$29,401 .47 
Total $29,401.47 



1948 

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

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



. $204,000.00 
43.982.70 

Total $247,982.70 



1949 

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

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



1950 

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

Increases in 1950 effective January 1, 1950, etc. . 



1951 

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

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



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 
$193,295.81 



Total $193,295.81 



None 

$111,520.86 
Total $111,520.86 



None 
$13,389.11 

Total $13,389.11 



None 

$102,326.54 



Total $102,326.54 



None 

$24,267.75 



Tota 



1953 

Overlay fiom increases effective in 1952 for which provision 
had to be made in 1953 for payment over a full 12 months 
period .....-••• 

Increases in 1953 effective January I, 1955, etc. . 



$24,267.75 



None 

$189,708.42 



Total $189,708.42 



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130] 



ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1953 







INDIVIDUALS 


INDIVIDUALS 




rXAMlN/.TlON 




WHO PASJED 


MJ!0 FAILED 


TOTAL 


Sub- Professional 
Service 


Lierary 








General Paper 




326 ( 639; ) 


195 (3790 


521 (100%) 


Pfopessional Lierary 
Service 








General Paper 




114 ( 839V) 


24 (17%) 


138 (lOOoO 


French Paper 
German Paper 
Italian Paper 
Spanish Paper 




64 ( 89'/;) 

14 ( 67%) 

6 ( 7590 

18 ( 629;) 


10 (11%) 
7 (33%) 
2 (25%) 

11 (3890 


94 (1009'c) 

21 (I009O 

8 (1009c) 

29 ( 10090) 



QU.^iJ^lFYlNG EXAMINATIONS, 1953 
The Professional Library Service 





INDIVIDUALS 


INDIVIDUALS 




EXAMINATION 


WHO PASSr.D 


WHO FAILED 


TOTAL 


General Book Selection (Q) 


13 


( 81%) 


3 (19%) 


16 (100%) 


Cataloging and Classification (Q) 


5 


( 83%) 


» (>7%) 


6 (100%) 


General Reference Work (Q) 


6 


( 679; ) 


3 (33%) 


9 ( 10070) 


Boston Public Library — 










Central Library (Q) 


23 


( 77^; ) 


7 (23%) 


30 (100%) 


Boston Public Library — 










Branch Libraries (Q) 


25 


( 86';) 


4 (14%) 


29 (1009;^) 


The Sub-Professional Library 


Service 






INDIVIDUAL? 


INDIVIDUALS 




EXAMINATION 


WHO PASSED 


WHO FAILED 


TOTAL 


Book Ordering (Q) 


19 


( 7990 


5 (21%) 


24 (]0Q%) 


Book Preparation (Q) 


20 


( 83%) 


4 (1790 


24 (100%) 


Book Shelving (Q) 


4 


( 57%) 


3 (43%) 


7 ( 10070 


Elementary Cataloging (Q) 


17 


(100'/;) 


( 0%) 


17 (1007c) 


Elementary nformation 










Sources (Q) 


37 


( 939; ) 


3 ( 7%) 


40 ( 10070) 


Filing and the Organization of 










F.les (Q) 


20 


( 91%) 


2 ( 9%) 


22 (1009i) 


Resistration and Charging 










>iocedures (Q) 


7 


( S89f) 


1 (>29^0 


8 (100%) 


Boston Public Library — 










Central Library (Q) 


9 


( 50';) 


9 (509^0) 


18 (100%) 


Boston Public Library — 










Branch Libraries (Q) 


10 


( 63%) 


6 (37%) 


16 ( 10070) 



PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1953 



EXAMINATION 
Advanced Languages — French (II) 
Advanced Languages — German (II) 
Audio-Visual Materials (III) 
Boston Public Library — Histoiy (II) 
Fine Arts — General Field (III) 
Library Administration (V) 
Literature — General Field (III) 
Literature for Children (IV) 
Literature for Young dults (IV) 
Public Library as an Institution (I) 
Social Sciences and History — 

General Field (II) 
Work with Children (V) 
Work with Young dults (V) 
Special Fields — Subject Knowledge (IV) 
Sp>ecial Fields — Bibliographical 

KnowIe(dge (V) 



INDIVIDUALS INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED WHO FAILED 



1 ( 10070) 


( 0%) 


1 ( 10090 


2 ( 67%) 


1 ( 33'/r) 


3 (1007^) 


2 (IOO9;) 


( 0%) 


2 (100%) 


1 (1007) 


( 0%) 


1 ( 10090) 


( 07) 


1 (100%) 


1 ( 10070) 


1 ( 33%) 


2 ( 67%) 


3 ( 10090) 


9 ( 82%) 


2 ( 187) 


11 (I007r) 


4 ( 8O9O 


1 ( 207) 


5 (1 009/0) 


5 ( 567) 


4 ( 447) 


9 ( 10070) 


4 ( 407) 


6 ( 60%) 


10 (IOO70) 


6 ( 55%) 


5 ( 45%) 


11 (100%) 


4 (1007) 


( 0%) 


4 ( 1009/0) 


3 ( 50%) 


3 ( 5070) 


6 (1007,) 


2 ( 679^ ) 


t ( 33%) 


3 (100%) 



2 (1007) ( O'/O 2 ( 10070) 



[31] 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1953 



Mildred Kaufman 
Maiy M. O'Neill 
Dorothy K. Becker 

Duilia Capobianco 
M. Jane Manthome 

Lucia S. Faulkner 
Gloria S. Seidenberg 
Mary C. West 

Rita M. Desaulniers 
Helen G. Pappas 

May C. McDonald 
Margaret F. Filburn 

Dorothy M. Lovett 
Sara A. Lyon 



Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Assistanl-in-Charge 

Adults Librarian 
Young Adults Librarian 

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

Reference Librarian 
Administrative Assistant 

Children's Assi'^fant 
Cataloger 

Business Branch Librarian, Emcriius 
Bfanch Librarian, Etnerilui 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1953 



William A. McGowan 
Anna G. Lynch 
Sara A. Lyon 
Nettie C. Bandiera 
Susan W. Renfrew 
Dorothy M. Lovett 
Anne S. Vinnicombe 



After 50 years of service 

After 47 years of service 

After 27 years of service 

After 27 years of service 

After 25 years of service 

After 2! years of service 

/Vfler 19 years of service 



132] 



V 



BOOK STOCK 

Total Number of Volumes in the Library as of December 31, 1953 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library ...... 1 ,282,752 



Kirstcn Business Branch . . . . . 

Total for Division ...... 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Open Shelf Department . . . . . 

School Issuf Department ..... 
Branch Issue Department . . . . . 

Branch Libraries 

Adams Street 

Allslon 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Bosion 
*Eg!f£ton Square 

Fancuil 

Hyde Park . 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Lower Mills 

Maltapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant . 

Neponset 

North End . 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill . 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

Soutii End 

Tyler Street . 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End . 

West Roxbury 

Bookmobile 1 

Bookmobile 11 
**Hofp!tal Library Se 

Total for Branch Libraries 

Total for Division . ' . 

lotal for Entire Library System 

* Branch Library opened July 8, 1953 
** Service began June 4, 1953 



16,927 
18,841 
22,455 
16,537 
1 1 ,934 
19,102 
17,765 
18,049 
16.793 
14,155 
18,879 
20,042 
16,878 

8,752 
12.399 
22,958 
14,110 
1 5,070 

9,902 
10,101 
15,114 
10.132 
16,401 

8,769 
19,126 
12,669 
16.017 

6,765 
18.867 
14,797 
24,690 
20,812 
13,068 
12,930 

3,809 

535,815 



40,816 
1,323,568 1,323,568 



52,051 
40,918 
59,006 



535,815 
687,790 



687.790 
2,011,358 



[33] 

BOOK STOCK 

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



1852-53 . 

1853-54 

1854-55 

1855-56 

1856-57 

1857-58 

1858-59 

1859-60 

1860-61 

1861-62 

1862-63 

1863-64 

1864-65 

1865-66 

1866-67 

1867-68 

1868-69 , 

1869-70 , 

1870-71 , 

1871-72 

1872-73 . 

1873-74 . 

1874-75 , 

1875-76 . 

1876-77 . 

1877-78 , 

1878-79 . 

1879-80 . 

1880-81 . 

1881-82 . 

! 882-83 , 

1883-84 . 

1884-85 . 

1885 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896-97 . 

1897-98 . 

1898-99 . 

1899-1900 

1900-01 . 

1901-02 . 

1902-03 . 



9.688 


1903-04 


16.221 


1904-05 


22.617 


1905-06 


28.080 


1906-07 


34.8% 


1907-08 


70.851 


1908-09 


78,043 


1909-10 


85.031 


1910-11 


97.386 


1911-12 


105.034 


1912-13 


110,563 


1913-14 


116,934 


1914-15 


123.016 


1915-16 


130.678 


1916-17 


136.080 


1917-18 


144.092 


191&-19 


152,796 


1919-20 


160.573 


1920-21 


179.250 


1921-22 


192,958 


1922-23 


209.456 


1923-24 


260,550 


1924-25 


276.918 


1925 


297.873 


1926 


321.010 


1927 


345.734 


1928 


360.963 


1929 


377,225 


1930 


390.982 


1931 


404,221 


1932 


422,116 


1933 


438.594 


1934 


453.947 


1935 


460,993 


1936 


479.421 


1937 


492.956 


1938 


505,872 


1939 


520.508 


1940 


536,027 


1941 


556,283 


1942 


576,237 


1943 


597.152 


1944 


610,375 


1945 


628,297 


1946 


663.763 


1947 


698.888 


1948 


716,050 


1949 


746.383 


1950 


781377 


1951 


812.264 


1952 


835.904 


1953 



848.884 
871.050 
878.933 
903.349 
922348 
941,024 
961.522 
987.268 
1.006,717 
1,049.011 
1.067.103 
1.098.702 
1.121.747 
1.139.682 
1.157326 
1.173,695 
1.197.498 
1.224.510 
1.258.211 
1.284.094 
1.308,041 
1.333,264 
1.363,515 
1.388,439 
1.418,489 
1.442.802 
1.475,743 
1.526.951 
1.572,802 
1.631.422 
1,654,017 
1.673,609 
1.682,848 
1.693335 
1.700.681 
1.693.688 
1,704.729 
1,714,923 
1.720,605 
1,734.516 
1 ,732395 
* 1.7 19,983 
1,733,000 
1,757,095 
1,770,414 
1,811,806 
1,832,173 
1 .870,428 
1 ,924,640 
1.960,922 
2.01 1 358 



* In 1944 the number of volumes belonging fo Fellowes Athenaeum Trustees wa« 
removed from the book stock count. 



[34j 

ACCESSIONS, 1955 

The following statistics include materials received in 1953; 
they do not include materials received in earlier years, but proc- 
essed only in 1953, 

Classification or Accession?. 1953 



NO. OF 
VOLUMES 



By p.irchas- fi8.880 

By gift and exciiange ... 3,866 

By binding cf newspapers ... 24 

By binding of serials .... 5,613 



98.383 



DlSTRlULTlON OF EXPENDITURES FOR THE PURCHASE OF BoOfCS 

AND Other Li3tt\RY Materixls, 1953 
Division of Reference and Research Services 

From City Appropriation $73,343.09 

From Trust Funds Irtcome 46.248.71 $119,591.80 



Divisioa of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation U ! 56,795.45 

From Trust Funds Income 1.61 5.1 1 188,410.56 



$308,002.36 



Distribution of Books Acquired av Purchase 
Division of Ref?renie and Research Serviices 

From City Appropriation 10,141 

From Trust Funds Income 4,728 14,869 



Division of Home Reading and Community Service* 

From City .Appropriation 73,478 

From Trust Funds Income 533 74,01 I 

88,880 



[35] 

Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Division of Home Ri;AD!Nc. 
AND Community Services, 1947 - 1953 



YEAR 
1947 

194S 
J 949 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 



NUMBER OF 




NET INCREASE 


VOLUMES 


NUMBER OF 


OR DECREASE IN 


DISCARDED 


VOLUMES ADDED 


NO. OF VOLUMES 


44.247 


50.393 


+6.146 


53.130 


80,579 


+27,449 


56,621 


61.854 


+5.233 


44,861 


69,993 


+25.! 32 


59.101 


100.303 


+41.202 


51,523 


73,301 


-^2 1,778 


56,121 


89,427 


+33.306 



TOTAL NUM3ER 
OF VOLUMES 
DIVISION OF HOME 
READING AND COM- 
MUNITY SERVICES 

533.690 
561,139 
566.372 
591.504 
632,706 
654.484 
687.790 



[36] 

A SELECTION OF NOTABLE PURCHASES, 1953 

Incunabula 

Alanus de Insulis. Les paraboles Paris. 1492. 

Bertholdus. Hovologium devotionis. Nuremberg, 1 489. 

Biblia Germanica. Cologne, ca. 1478. 

Regulae S. Benedict!. Venice, 1500. 

Retza, Franciscus de. Defensorium virginitatis Mariae. Speier, ca. 1485. 

St. Jerome. Leben der Altvater. Augsburg, ca. 1481. 

Americana 

Adams, Abigail. A.L.S., Jan. 4, 1770. 

Adams, John. A.L.S., May 3, 1797. 

American Monthly Review, v. 1-3. Philadelphia, 1795. 

Blowers, Thomas. The death of eminent men and excellent friends . . . 

Boston, 1716. 
A Counterpart to the state dunces, by a native of New York. London, 

1733. 
Fay, Theodore S. Views in New York and its environs. New York, 

1831. 
Gambari, Laurentii. De navigatione Christophori Columbi. Rome, 1581. 
Hickman, William. Sketches on the Nipisaguit. Halifax, 1 860. 
Keith, George. An account of the great divisions among the Quakers. 

London, 1692. 
Lewis, James Otto. The aboriginal portfolio. Philadelphia, 1835. 
[Mather, Moses] America's appeal to the impartial world. Hartford, 

1775. 

Military history of Great Britain for 1756, 1757. London, 1757. 
Nicolai, Eliud. Newe vnd warhaffte relation ... in den West-vnd Ost- 

Indien. Munchen, 1619. 
Penn, William. A discourse for taking off the tests and personal laws 

about religion. London, 1687. 
The Poor Man's advice to his neighbors: a ballad. New York, 1774. 
Underbill, Thomas. Bell broke loose: or a history of the Quakers both 

old and new. London, 1 660. 
United States Magazine. Vol. I, nos. 1-5. Newark, 1794. 
Wade, William. Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to 

Waterford. New York, 1847. 
Woodwell, Charles H. A soldier's diary, with transcript. 1862-63. 

Biography and History 

Bourdigne. Johan de. Croniques d'Anjou. Angiers, 1529. 

[Cusak, George] The grand pyrate. London, 1676. 

Petrarca, Francesco. Chronica delle vite de pontefici et imperetori Rom- 

ani. Venice, 1 507. 
Tolet, Frideric Schotus. Christoph Wagners Leben und Thaten. Berlin, 
1712. 



[37] 

Language and Literature 

Badius, Jodocus. Stultiferae navicula. Strassburg, 1 502. 

Fanti, Sigismondo de. Theorica et practica de modo di fabricandique 

omnes litterarum species. Venice, 1514. 
Horus A.pollo. De la signification des notes hieioglyphe des Aegyptiens. 

Paris, 1543. 
Lorris, Guillaume de. Le Roman de la rose. Paris, 1 526. 
Roseo, Mambrino. Lo assedio di Firenze. Perugia, 1530. 

Science 

Hill, John. A general natural history. London, 1 748—52. 
Jamarro, Juan Bautista. Conocimiento de las diez aves. Madrid, 1 604. 
Johann, Lichtenberger. Pronosticatio. Cologne, 1 528. 
Rosaccio, Giuseppe. Teatro del cielo e della terra. Venice, 1 598. 
Sutherland, William. The Shipbuilder's assistant. London, I 794. 
Theophrastus. Theophrasti Eresii de historia plantarum libri decern. 
Amsterdam, 1 644. 

Theology and Religion 

Bartholomaeus de Pisis. Opus auree. Milan, 1513. 

An Biobla Naomhtha. Luunduin, 1 690. 

Boccaccio, Giovanni. De genealogie des dieux. Paris, 1531. 

Bodin, Jean. Le fleau des demons et sorciers. Nyort, 1616. 

Borromeo, Antonio. Clypeus Virginis. Venice, 1 508. 

Callot, Jacques. Vita Beatae Mariae Virginis. 1 626. 

Canne, Abednego. A new Windmil, A new. Oxford, 1 643. 

Carmignano, Colantonio. Le cose vulgare de Missere. Venice, 1516. 

Church of England. Certaine prayers set foorth by Authoritie, to be 

used for the prosperous successe of her Maiesties forces and navy. 

London, 1597. 
— — - — An order for prayer and thanksgiving . . . for the safetie and 

preservation of her Maiestie. London, 1 598. 
Correggio, Niccolo da. Inamoramento di Cupido. Venice, 1553. 
Luther, Martin. Das der frey will. Wittemberg, 1 526. 
[Mowlin, John] The Divel in Kent. London, 1647. 
Privilegia ordinis sancti Augustini. 1506. 
St Bonaventura. Legenda de . . . Sancta Clara. Venice, 1513. 

Passionis Christi. 1510. 

St Gregory. Omelie. Venice, 1505. 

Illustrated Books 

Alciati, Andrea. Livret des emblemes. Paris, 1536. 
Claudel, Paul. Ode des muses. Paris, 1905. Binding by Gras. 
Du Fciiilloux, Jacques. La Venerie. Paris., 1573. 

Lvangeliar Codex Sangallensis No. 5 1 . Irish miniatures of the founda- 
tion Library in St. Gall. Berne, 1953. 
Fargue, Leon-Paul. Illuminations nouvelles; illus. by Dufy. Paris, 1953. 
Le Grelot, Journal illustre politique et satirique. Paris, 1871-1879. 
Huysmans, Joris-Karl. Croquis Parisiens; illus. by Forain. Paris. 1880. 



[38J 

l^ger. Fernand. Cirque. Paris, 1950. 

iMontherlant, Henry de. Pasiphae; illus. by Matisse. Paris, 1944. 

Orleans, Charles d'. Poemes; il!us. by Matisse. Paris, 1950. 

Picard, Edmond. Le jure; illus. by Odilon Redon. Brussels. 1837. 

Rappresentazione dell' Angiolo Raffaello. Firenze, 1 596. 

Ronsard, Pierre de. Florilege des amours; illus. by Matisse. Paris, 1948. 

V'crini, Giovanni Batiista. Ardor dainore. Rome, 1542. 

Medieval Manuscripts 

AugUotinus. De contemplutione Christi. F/ance, 1 5th century. 

Carta Esecutoria. Spanish ms., ca. 1550. 

Dati, Grceorio. La Sfera. Pesaro, 1484. 

Miniature of St. Francis. Florence, 1 4th century. 

Miniature of two saints. Venice, 1 4lh century. 

Miniature: Presentation in the temple. Venice, I 4th century. 

Petrarca, Francesco. Sonetti, cenzoni e trionfi. 1 5th century, 

Philip V. Carta de hidalguia. Madrid. 1713. 

Poor Clares. Regulae. Italian ms., 14th century. 

St. Bonaventuia. Flemish ms., 1 5th century. 

Prints and Drawings 

Bonnard, Pierre. 

Five etchings: One illustration f'.om Din^o, four illustrations from 
La Vie de Si. Moniquc. Four lithographs: Les Fiacres (2); Por- 
hail of My Wife; one untitled, in color. 

Ciry, Michel. 

Fourteen etchings: Alkalis. Dame Pauvrete, Deposition dc Croix, 
Jeunne Fille au Bracelet, Le Lit Defait, La Lumiere est Ailleurs. 
Mariage Mystique de Si. Francois el la Dame Paicvrele, Mater 
Dolorosa. Mon Portrait en Chapeau, Les Oeufs, La Pitie de Noire 
Dame, Rtsurrcclion de Lazore, St. Francois au Crucifix, Si. Jean a 
Palhmos. 

Clave, Antoni. 

Birds in Cages, colored etching. 

Degas, Edgar. 

Balleieuse, lithograph. 

I'orain, Jean-Louib. 

La Paralytiquc dc Lourdcs. etching. 

KoUwit.?., Kaethe. 

Eight etchings: i\ ude man silling, Man at the table, one from the 
series Die Weher, Nude, Dance Around the Cuilloliuc, Woman and 
Death, Detail, Mother Feeding Child. One etching and aquatint: 
5e// Por trail. Ten lithographs: One from the series Revolt of the 
Weavers, Hamburger Kneipe, Woman tvilh Folded Hands, Grief, 
Begging, Fraternization, Mother and Child, Child's Head, Mother 
with Baby, Call of Death. Two v,oodcuts: The Mothers, Visit to 
the Hospital. 



[39] 

Logan, Robert. 

Twenty-one etchings: Amiens; VArcade; Charlres; L'Echauguetie; 
Fish Houses, Port Clvde; CrarJes Ecuries, Chanlillv; Harl(ness 
Tower, published state; Harvard Hall; Johnson Cale, Harvard; Loyv 
Tide; Marche aux Fleurs de la Madeline, published state; Notre Dame, 
Dijon; Notre Dame de St. Julien le Pcuvre; Pont Neuf; Rue des 
Toiles, Bourses; St. Nicholas du Chardonnei; Springtime; L'Usine; 
Fese/ev (basilica); Voies des Garages; Works. 

Renoir, Pierre. 

Two lithographs: Ambrose Vollard, Louis Valtat. 

Turner, Janet. 

Two linoleum cuts: BuUdogsing Blocli, Srceet Corn. One serigraph: 

Pelicans. 
Utrillo, Maurice. 

Street Scene, lithograph. 
Vlaminck, Maurice. 

Village Street, lithograph. 
Vuillard. 

Lucien Fabre, lilhogiaph. 
Waters, Herbert. 

Seven woodcuts: Calves; Gifts oj the Sea; New England Farms; 

Farms and Environs; Rhythm for November; White Mountains of 

Nen-> Hampshi-e, one proof; White Moimtair.s of Neto Hampshire, 

two separation proofs. 



A SELECTION OF NOTABLE GIFTS, 1953 
Books and Other Materials 

Anonymous. 

A collection of twenty-six volumes, among them several old children's 
books, incuding the rare Louisa Ralston. 

Faerie Queene, by Edmund Spenser. In two volumes. Published in 
London, 1590 and 1596. Given in memory of Ray Livingston 
Murph}'. 
Boston, Archdiocese of. 

Acta et statuta Synodi Bostoniensis Septimae quae in Ecclesia Metro- 

politana Sanctae Crucis die vicesima nona mensis Maii, Anno Domini 

MCMLII tulit et promulgavit. Two copies. 
Boston Brovt'ning Society. 

A collection of twenty-seven volumes and three pamphlets, including 

twenty bound scrapbooks of illustrations to the poems of Robert 

Browning collected by the Reverend Charles N. Addison. For the 

BrovNTiing Collection. 
Boston Globe. 

Microfilms of the Boston Globe for the year 1953. 



[40] 

Boston Heiald-Tiaveler Corixjiation. 

Microfilms of the Boston Herald and the Boston Traveler for De- 
cember, 1952, and the year 1953. 

Brigham, Lucy. 

A collection of approximately nineteen hundred and fifty post cards 
tor the Fine Arts Department. 

Buckner, Lewis P. 

A collection of twenty-nine volumes in French and German. 

Clark, Lester L. 

A collection of forty-five volumes of miscellaneous material. 

Cobb, Sylvanus H. 

La historia d'ltalia, by Francesco Guicciardini. 1583. 
A memoir of Sylvanus Cobb, Jr., by Ella W. Cobb. 

Dane, David H. 

Subscriptions to the Hadoar Hebrew Weekly and the Mabua He- 
brew Quarterly for the West End Branch Library. 

Eastman Kodak Company Research Laboratories. 

Abridged scientific publications from the Kodak Research Labora- 
tories. Volumes 3, 10-27, 29-31, 1917-1949. 

Eire Society of Boston. 

An oil painting of Keel, .Achill Island, County Mavo, by Ferpus 
O'Ryan, and two handbooks of the Commission on Gaelic Dancing. 

t ogg Art Museum Library. 

A collection of approximately fourteen hundred post cards and eighty- 
one photographs of scenes throughout the world. 

Friedman, Lee M. 

A collection of eighty volumes and seven pamphlets of miscellaneous 
material. 

Hagen, G. A. 

A collection of twenty-three volumes of the works of Ingeborg Ref- 
ling Flasen, printed in Norwegian. 

Harper and Brothers. 

The I"lome Bible, arranged for family reading from the King James 
version, by Ruth H. Greenough, with illustrations from designs by 
William Blake, and decorations by Rudolph Ruzicka. 

Indiana Historical Society. 

Bibliographical studies of seven authors of Crawfordsville, Indiana, 
by Dorothy R. Russo and Thelma L. Sullivan. Two copies. 

Kaiser, Mrs. Benjamin. 

A collection of one hundred and eighty-one volumes of miscellaneous 
works, including books by Dickens, Arnold, and Stevenson; one hun- 
dred and twelve periodicals and |)amphlets, includmg sixty-seven is- 
sues of National Geographic, 1933—1939. 

Kavaljian, Lousintak. 

An Armenian Bible, containing the same text as the Armenian manu- 
script Bible already in the Rare Book Department. 
History of the Armenian Church m America. In Armenian. Given 
to the Codman Square Branch Library in memory of Mrs. Satanig 
Salian. 
Pages and subjects of psychology, by Kevork A. Sarafian. In Ar- 
menian. Given to the Adams Street Branch Library in memory of 
Kachadoor M. Goolkasian. 



141] 

McAvoy, Estate of William J. 

A collection of twenty-eight volumes prmcipally in the fields of mathe- 
matics, history, and science. 

Rissland, Mi. and Mrs. Karl. 

A collection of thirteen volumes mainly relating to music. 
Engraving of The First Musical Festival in New England, King's 
Chapel, Boston, January 10, 1786. 

Slonimsky, Nicolas. 

A collection of twelve volumes and sixteen pamphlets of pieces of 
music and material relating to music. 

Stowell, Estate of Mary A. 

A collection of twenty-seven volumes, prmcipally works in the fields 
of history and music, and five maps, including three of Boston in 1 868, 
1894, and 1919. 

Whitham, Stanley. 

A collection of approximately three hundred volumes of miscellaneous 
works, including some Japanese publications, and a soroban (abacus). 

Wyman, Silas D. 

A collection of eighty-four volumes, including a fourteen-volume edi- 
tion of the Bible, forty-two volumes of the works of Charles Paul da 
Kock, a fifteen-volume edition of Norrcena-Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, 
and thirteen miscellaneous volumes. 

Yale University Library. 

One hundred and thirteen bound volumes of the Boston Herald, May \ , 
1941, to July, 1950. 



Autographs 
Anonymous. 

A collection of twenty-two autograph documents. letters, etc., for in- 
clusion in the Virginia and Richard Ehrlich Collection. 

Films, La.ntern Slides, Recordings 

Anonymous. 

A collection of one hundred and five recordings. A combined record 
of ten gifts. 

Boston Sales Managers Club. 

Three films: The Importance of SdlinS, Face In the Mirror, Selling 
America. 

Fogg Art Museum Library. 

A collection of five hundred and twenty-three lantern slides, princi- 
pally of Oxford and the Lake District, Paris, and Germany. 

Klein, Ivan A. 

A collection of seventy-nine lantern slides on Latvia and an article by 
M. O. Williams, Latvia, Home of the Letts. 

May, E. L. 

A collection of forty-five recordings, including recordings by Kirstea 
Flagsted, Lauritz Melchior, Judith Anderson, and others. 

Shea, The Reverend Gerard F. 

A collection of thirty-^even recordings, including several albums, for 
the Charlestown Branch Library. 



142) 

Prsnts and Drawings 

AbramsoM, Mr. and Mrs. Monls R. 

Pins, Jacob. Trees and Shadows, woodcut. 
Alien, W. G. Russell. 

Pins, Jacob. Eleven woodcuts: Illustrations for Michael Kohlhaas by 

Heinrich von Kleist. One color woodcut : Fish. 
hfarkai, Mrs. Fanny. 

Pins, Jacob. Olive Trees, woodcut. 
Eiack, Louis W. 

One hundred and thirt}-six prints. 
Bornstein, Abraham. 

Picasso, Pablo. One wood engraving for Volard's unpublished edi- 
tion of Hcdene chcz Axhimede, by Andre Suarcs. 
Pornstein, Mr. ond Mrs. Abraham. 

Pins, Jacob. The Knrdic Porter, woodcut. 
Rorfman, Mr. and Mrs. Mark. 

Pins, Jacob. Two woodcuts: The Black Horses, SnoW in Jerusalem. 

One color woodcut: Village in Israel. 
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew. 

Pins, Jacob. The Falcon, woodcut. 
Crossett, Edward C. 

Heintzclman, Arthur \V. Six drawings: Indian Mother and Chid. 

Martha^ Vineyard; Indian Women. Martha's Vineyard; Noa 

Bright. Indian Fisherman. Martha's Vineyard; Sally Bright. Indian 

Child. Martha's Vineyard; Study. Portrait Head of Old Indian. 

Martha's Vineyard; Sliidy of Fishermen. Martha's Vineyard. 
Ehrman, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert B. 

Pins, Jacob. Old Houses, Jerusalem, Avoodcut. 
Friedman, Lee M. 

Pins, Jacob. Sixteen woodcuts: Fifteen initials and vignettes for the 

Book of Ester; The Sheil(. 
Goldberg. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sherman. 

Pins, Jacob. Head, woodcut. 
Gray, Joseph C. 

Three hundred and ninety-six etchings and engravings. 
Kaplan, Judge and Mrs. Jacob J. 

Pins, Jacob. Boats Near Acre, woodcut; Self -Portrait with Japanese 

Print, color woodcut. 
Kaplan, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph. 

Pins. Jacob. The Old Beggar, woodcut. 
Knoblock, Isabella S. 

Wen^nroth, Stow. Eight lithographs: Conflict, The Cornnns House, 

Country Home, Early Light, Lonely River, Long Island Marshes, 

Mid-Summer Shade, Willow Lane. 
Langston, Bryant W. 

Briscoe, Arthur. Three etchings: Painting the Mainmast, Make Fast, 

Clewing up the Mainsail. 
Lebowich, L. A. 

Appain, Adolph. Un Mare. Environs de Rossillon, etching. 

Benton, Thomas Hart. Two lithographs: Wallow Creek, Frankie 
and Johnnie. 



[43] 

Chahine, Edgar. Saint Germain, V Auxerrais, etching. 

Haden, Seymour. TTiree etchings: The Moat House, second state; 

Kidwelbj Castle, first state; Grim Spain. 
Israels, Joseph. Old Woman, etching. 
Lalanne, Maxime. Two etchings: Richmond 1871, Passage de la 

Marmiie. 
Palmer, Samuel. The Herdsman's Cottage or Sunset, etching. 
Pins, Jacob. Two woodcuts: The Tree in the Sun, Head. One color 

woodcut: The Cock. 
Wolf, Henry. Mercedes, after Francis Louis Mora, wood engraving. 
Medalia, Dr. and Mrs. Leon S. 

Pins, Jacob. Two woodcuts: Jerusalem Courtvard, Trees in a Storm. 
Mernll Hiram C. 

Blampied, Edmund. Three drypoints: The Cowman, Milkmg, San 

Sehastien, the Harbor. 
Bracquem.ond, Felix. Two etchings: Stories, Bird Nailed to Barn 

Door. 
Cole, Timothy. Catherine of Aragon and Maid, after C. R. Leslie, 

original woodblock and two proof prints. 
Gaudin, Auguste-Jean. Sixteen etchings: Banlieu aux Enfanfs, Le 
Dome, L'Eglise, Le Grande Chaumiere, La Guinguette, Helene, 
Ijmuiden, Hollande, Ijmuiden aux Mouettes, Ma Mere, Melancolie, 
Metro a la Communicante, Metro a VEnfant, Le Metro Barhes, 
La Nique de Due, Place Jeanne d'Arc, La Plage a l' Enfant. 
Haden, Seymour. Two etchings: The Village Ford, Grim Spain. 
LePere, Auguste. Baurieux, les Roches Prehistoriques, watercolor 

and crayon drawing. 
Pennell, Joseph. Below the Chestnut Street Bridge, etching. 
Shannon, C. H. Three lithographs: The Letter, Mother and Child, 

Hot August. 
van Ostade, Adrian. Four etchings: The Desired Doll, Peasant with 
Hands on His Back, The Smoker and the Dunker, Three gro- 
tesque figures. 
Whistler, J. M. Longshoremen, etching 
Zorn, Anders. Anatole France, etching. 
Mintz, Mr. and Mrs. Herman A. 

Pms, Jacob. Three woodcuts: Girl Before a Mirror; House, Horse 
and Tree; The Wood Gatherer. 
Schwartz, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. 

Pins, Jacob. The Old Tree, woodcut. 
Sima, Miron. 

Sima, Miron. Ten woodcuts: Eight in Boston Series — Boston Pub- 
lic Librarv, The ^'Constitution', Faneuil Hall, The New State 
House, old North Church, Old South Church, Old State House, 
Paul Revere House; Portrait of Arthur Heintzelman; Head of a 
Girl, third state. 
Wasserman, Mr. and Mrs. Max. 
Pins, Jacob. Acre, woodcut. 



l-»4i 



VI 



USE OF BOOKS, FILMS, AND RECORDINGS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS. 1949-1953 



Division of Reference 
and Research Services 

Central Library 

Kirsfein Business Branch 

Total for Division 

Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services 



1949 


1950 


1951 


1952 nttl953 


146,353 


137.922 


131,562 


135.297 557.438 


9.845 


8,179 


7.121 


7,086 8,045 



156.198 146.101 138.683 142,383 



*Oper Shelf Department 178,657 181,753 199,036 319,538 



*Young Peoples Room 
**School Issue Department 

Branch Issue Department 

Staff Library 
Deposit Circulation 

(Estimated) 

Branch Libraries 
***Adams Street 

AUston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codrnan Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

Eart Boston 
'fEgleston Square 

Faneuil 
'"^^^Feliowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffr:es Point 

Lowei Mills 

Maitapan 

Meniorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant 
jNeponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Park'.r Hill 

Phillips Broob 

Roslinda'.e 
*'Soiit'i Bo = ;on 

South End 
22;Tyltr Str-^et 

Uphams Corner 

^X'.1^hin^!on Village 

West End 

West Roxhury 



39.082 40.160 46.974 38.823 



16,170 

58.294 

3,034 



£6.043 
56,653 
84,644 
56.320 
130,118 
98,101 
84,930 
70.007 

48,396 
7.>85 
78.182 
86.472 
26,693 
47,831 

104,041 
84.581 
S0,846 
43,609 
51,827 
64,966 
38.013 
77.497 
29,628 

132.682 
50.474 
62,689 

108,214 
80.604 
108,551 
115062 



14,917 

60,413 

4.394 



14,416 

56,914 

4,905 



9.797 

54.485 

3.399 



265.045 263,594 238,932 260.018 262,543 



79.533 
54.320 
75.241 
53.774 
127.210 
84.327 
80.432 
57,757 



45,481 
82.733 
59.068 
86.050 
53,358 
141.126 
36,266 
80.943 
63,874 



47,244 51,024 



72.897 
79.705 
26.539 
42.808 
90.962 
74.030 
69.656 
40.436 
45.256 
59.156 
38.457 
69,337 
25.864 
1 1 7,889 
42.076 
63.581 

102,041 
71.605 
103.203 
106,161 



76,194 
81,027 
26,201 
45,255 
99,170 
76.466 
76,K!6 
44,510 
45.160 
49,417 
35,738 
72.977 
25,424 

13!, 611 

70.881 

65.777 

660 

122 803 
72,368 

109.117 

115.413 



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 
52,932 
22,655 

136.465 
b6.255 
58.381 
12.211 

122.939 
79.646 

102.533 

112.577 



1 1 6,059 
74,260 
56.836 
62.688 
38,146 

128,704 
81,903 
63.761 
53.962 
77,692 
47.537 

61 817 
68.439 
23,366 
41.096 

100.202 
48,242 
76,257 
35.080 
35,853 
38,077 
26.312 
64.759 
21,723 

136 328 
61.927 
52,739 
13.225 

103,130 
76,236 
83,118 

110,92! 



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tt§BooUobile I 104.278 162,639 171,977 127,539 

tt§§Bookmobi!e II 107.744 114.363 

tttHospital Library Service 9,795 



Total for Blanch Libraries 2,195,656 2,110,795 2,355,747 2,417,933 2,334,312 

Total for Division 2,755,948 2.676,026 2.916,924 3,103.993 

1 otal for Entire Library 

System 2.912.146 2.822.127 3,055.607 3,246.376 3,162.338 

* Young Peoples Room circulation includrid in Open Shelf Department as 
of November 1. 1952. 
** Circulation at schools discontinued June 1952. 
*** Branch Library opened August 29. 1951. 
t Branch Library opened July 8. 1953. 
**** Branch Library closed March 15. 1949. 

' Building condemned February 3, !947; branch library reopened in tem- 
porary quarters March 31, 1947. 
5{ Closed in old quarters January 28, 1950; reopened in new quarters June 
12, 1950. 

%%% Reopened as Reading Room December 7. 1951. 
§ Service began February 20 1950. 
§§ Service began February 20, 1952. 

ft Drivers' strike; Bookmobiles not operated November 20, 1 952-April 4, 
1953. 
ttt Service began June 4, 1953. 
fttt Central Charging began September 17, 1953; breakdown by Divisions no 
longf^r possible. 



SUMMARY OF CIRCULATION 

Books Lent for Home Use 

Central Library (including Central Library books 

issued through Branch Libraries) .... 557.438 

Kirstein Business Branch ..... 8,045 

Branch Libraries 2,334,312 2.899.795 



Total Circulation in 1953 

Books Lent for Home Use 

Centra! Library 557.438 

Kirstein Business Branch ..... 8,04? 

Branch Libraries 2.334.312 

Deposits of books (estimated) ..... 262.543 3,162.33S 



Inter-Library Loans. 1953 

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

Volumes lent to other libraries in Massachusetts 1,343 

Volumes lent to libraries outside of Massachusetts 330 

1.673 



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DlSTRIEUTlOV OF TOTAL CIRCULATION IN 1953 



Central Library 

Direct lending to borrowers 547,372 
Central Library volumes cir- 
culated through Branch Issue 

Department 10,065 

Total 557.438 

■Kirstein Business Branch 8,045 

School Issue Department 

**.Branch Issue Department 



Branch Libraries 




Adcims Street 


116,059 


Allston 


74.260 


Brighton 


56,836 


Charlestown 


62.688 


City Point 


38,146 


Codman Square 


128,704 


Connolly 


81.903 


Dorchester 


63,761 


East Boston 


53,962 


***Egleston Square 


77,692 


Faneuil 


47.537 


Hyde Park 


61,817 


Jamaica Plam 


68,439 


Jcflries Point 


25,566 


Lower Mills 


41.096 


Mattapan 


100,202 


Memorial 


48,242 


Mt. Bowdoin 


76.257 


Mt. Pleasant 


35 080 


Neponset 


35,853 


North End 


38,077 


Orient Heights 


26,312 


Parker Hill 


64.759 


Phillips Brooks 


21,723 


Roilindale 


136 323 


Sooth Boston 


61.927 


Sviuth End 


52,739 


Tyler Street 


13,225 


Ur>hams Corner 


103,130 


Washington Village 


76,236 


West End 


83,118 


West Roxbury 


110,921 


SBookmobile I 


127.559 


^Bookmobile il 


114.363 


JtJfHospital Library Service 


9,795 



Total for Branch Libraries 2,334,312 

Total for Entire Library System 2,899,795 



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

547,372 



10.066 

557.438 

8,045 

240,655 

18,555 



240.655 
18.555 



3.333 



3,333 
262,543 



116,059 
74.260 
56.836 
62,688 
38,146 

128.704 
81,903 
63.761 
53,962 
77,692 
47,537 
61.817 
68,439 
25,566 
41,096 

100,202 
48,242 
76,257 
35,080 
35,853 
38,077 
26.312 
64.759 
21,723 

136,328 
61,927 
52.739 
13,225 

10-^.130 
76,236 
86 451 

110.921 

127,559 

114,363 
9,795 

2,337,645 
3.162.338 



* Estimated 
** Direct Home Use Circulation included under Central Library 
**♦ Branch Library opened July 8, 1953 

; Drivers' strike; Bookmobiles not operated from November 20, 1952- 
April 4, 1953 
J:; Service began June 4, 1953 



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Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1929 - 1953 









PERCENTAGE OF 


PERCENTAGE OF 




NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 


INCREASE OR 


INCREASE OR 




BOOKS LENT 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE 


YEAR 


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 


+ 16% 


+42% 


1933 


5.548.283 


-19,398 


-0.3% 


+41% 


1934 


, 5,194.351 


-353,932 


-7% 


+32% 


1935 


4.949.70! 


-244.650 


-5% 


+267o 


1936 


4.806.737 


-142.964 


-3% 


+22% 


1937 


4.531.378 


-275.359 


-6% 


+ 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 


+88.348 


+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 


-t- 1 90,769 


+6% 


-17% 


1953 


3.162,338 


-84.038 


-3% 


-20% 



Missing Books from the Branch Libpjvries, 1934 - 1953 



YEAR 

1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 



TOTAL 
NUMBER 

12,234 

12.769 
11.012 
8.786 
6.931 
5.299 
4.710 
4.977 
4.369 
3.616 
3.490 
3.334 
2,908 
3,348 
3.824 
3.549 
4.094 
3.709 
3.869 
3.054 



percentage of 


PERCENTAGE OF 


INCREASE OR 


INCREASE OR 


DECREASE OVER 


DECREASE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1934 


+4% 


+4% 


-14% 


-10% 


-20% 


-28% 


-21% 


-43% 


-24% 


-57% 


-11% 


-62% 


+6% 


-59% 


-12% 


-64% 


-17% 


-70% 


-3% 


-71% 


-4% 


-73% 


-13% 


-76% 


+ 15% 


-73% 


+ 14% 


-69% 


-7% 


-71% 


+15% 


-67% 


-9% 


-70% 


+4% 


-^% 


-21% 


-n% 



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Books Unrecovxrable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1934 - 1953 









PERCENTAGE 




number of 


PERCENTAGE OF 


OF INCREASE 




VOLUMES 


INCREASE OR DECREASE 


OR DECREASE 


YEAR 


UNRECOVERABLE 


OVER PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1934 


1934 


2.262 






1935 


1,399 


-38%, 


-387o 


1936 


953 


-32% 


-58% 


1937 


979 


-hi. 7% 


-577o 


1938 


742 


-24% 


-67% 


1939 


642 


-13% 


-72% 


1940 


645 


+0.5% 


-71% 


1941 


577 


-11% 


-74% 


1942 


713 


-1-24% 


-68%, 


1943 


1,066 


+50% 


-53% 


1944 


797 


-25% 


-65%, 


1945 


1,119 


+40% 


-51% 


1946 


954 


-15%, 


-58% 


1947 


874 


-87o 


-61% 


1948 


934 


+7% 


-59% 


1949 


1,133 


+21% 


-50% 


1950 


1.220 


+8% 


-467o 


1951 


895 


-27% 


-60% 


1952 


1,568 


+75% 


-31% 


1953 


3,275 


+ 109% 


+45% 



Books Unreccverable from Borrowers from Branch Librarjes, 1944 - 1953 









percent of 




total number 


total number 


volumes borrowed 




of volumes 


OF volumes 


WHICH WERE 


YEAR 


unrecoverable 


borrowed 


unrecoverable 


1944 


797 


2,153,367 


0.037 7o 


1945 


1,119 


2,076,638 


0.054% 


1946 


954 


2,106,249 


0.0457o 


1947 


874 


2,093.939 


0.042% 


1948 


934 


2,148,279 


0.043 7o 


1949 


1,133 


2,195.666 


0.0527o 


1950 


1,220 


2.117,082 


0.0587o 


1951 


895 


2,359.653 


0.0387o 


1952 


1.568 


2,424,551 


0.065%, 


1953 


3,275 


2,337.645 


0.140%, 



USE OF FILMS AND RECORDINGS 

Audio- Visual Department 

Film Showings 

In Boston Public Library System . 
Outside Boston Public Library System 

Total 



1953 



1,046 
7.797 

8,843 



Film Audiences 

inside and outside boston public library system 

Adult 169,051 

Juvenile ........ 



Total 



346,066 
5!5.1I7 



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Film Collection 



Films in collection, January I, 1953 . . * ,_,' ^ 

Films added in 1953 '26 

Films withdrawn in 1953 ..... 33 



Net Gain, 1953 



93 



Films in collection, December 31, 1953 .... 640 

CIRCULATION OF RECORDINGS 
1953 51.828 



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VII 
THE CATALOGS 

Volumes Cataloged 



Cataloged 

Central Library 13,994 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,122 

Recataloged 

CentraJ Library 2,075 



17.191 



Division of Home Reading and Comnnunity Services 
Cataloged 

Open Shelf Department 5,588 

School Issue Department 3,137 

Branch Issue Department 3,622 

Branch Libraries 75,635 

Miscellaneous 23 



88,005 



Films Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 125 

Recordings Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 3,963 

Card Work 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Library of Congress cards processed 76,240 

Cards processed on duplicating machine 66,392 

Cards typed 4,199 



146.831 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Cards processed on duplicating machine 296,455 

Cards typed 81.923 



378378 



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

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library (including continuations) 18,891 

Kirstein Business Branch 1. 1 22 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years. 

but now found, etc, 680 20.693 



15U 

Division of Home Reading and Community Service* 
Open Shelf Department 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 



88.715 



Books reported lost or missing in previous years, 

but now found, etc. 712 89,427 



10,120 



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

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library 2,771 

Kirstein Business Branch 788 3,559 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Open Shelf Department 



School Issue Department I "lA 1 9 1 

Branch Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 



59.680 



VIII 
PRINTING AND BINDING 

The Printing Dep.\rtment 

Requisitions received and filled 501 

Cards (indicator, lime, guide, etc.) 56,267 

Wiggin Print Collection (exhibition cards) 6,446 

Signs, posters, etc. 1,569 

Forms (numbered series, including blank forms) 6,270,130 
Forms, circulars, and sundries (outside the numbered series) 754,053 

Library publications, including book lists, programs, etc. 278,353 

The Binding Department 

Number of volumes bound in various styles 23,148 

Volumes repaired 539 

Volumes guarded 1 91 

Engravings, maps, and photographs mounted 1 ,809 
Library publications folded, plate tipped, collated, stitched, 

covered, and trimmed 285,595 

Portfolios, blocks, boxes, and desk pads made 4,361 

.Buckram, canvas, and leather pouches made 164 

Covers made (miscellaneous types) 2,188 

Cutting, bundling, and drilling stock 1,376 hours 

Miscellaneous work done 1,573 hours 



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IX 

PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS IN THE CENTRAL 

LIBRARY 

PROGRAMS 



DATE 

Jan. 1 5 



Feb. 
Mar. 
Mar. 



12 



TITLE 

Film Program. Dust or Desiinvi? 



Film Program. Family Night. 
Circus Bo^. 

Film Program. The Golden Tiven- 
ties. 

Film Program. Family Night. 
Sadler's Wells Ballerina and Mvs- 
ierious Poacher. 



Introduced by Reverend Carl 
N. Larsen, Film Representa- 
tive, Moody Institute of Sci- 
ence. 



Apr. 21 



Film Program. British Films in Introduced by L. C. S. Bar^ 
connection with the Coronation of ber, British Consul in Boston. 
Queen Elizabeth II. Roval Des- 
/m\j. Coronation CeremonV, and 
Master of the Air. 



Jan. 8 



FILM PROGRAMS 
Miracle on Skis. 



FILMS ON THE OUT-OF-DOORS 



Introduced by Sidney Di- 
mond. Assistant Professor of 
Radio and Speech, Boston 
University School of Public 
Relations. 

Jan. 22 Daredevils of the Alps, Internation- 
al Ice Patrol, and Men of Glouces- 
ter. 

Jan. 29 Nanook of the North. 

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.) 



Jan. 26 

and 
Feb. 9 

Feb. 16 

and 
Mar. 9 



Let's Talk About Operation Rewrite: The Agony of Soviet His- 
torians. 



Let's Talk About Hard Choices in South Africa. 



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DATE TITLE 

Mar. 23 Let's Talk About The World Is Round. 

Apr. 30 Let's Talk About NATO Changes Direction. 

May 28 Let's Talk About Touch-and-Go in Italy. 

June 4 Let's Talk About France and Europe. 



VICTORY AT SEA 

(In cooperation with the First Naval Air Base and Station WBZ-TV.) 

Jan. 1 I A Combat Artist Looks at TV. Commander Dwight C. Shep- 

ler, United States Naval Re- 
serve. 

Jan. 1 8 The United States Navy — Post Lieutenant William Gordon 
War Through Korea. Buchanan, United States 

Naval Reserve. 

Jan. 25 Victory at Sea on Television. Lieutenant Commander Ber- 

nard S. Solomon, United 
States Navy. 



WAYS OF MANKIND 

(A series of discussion programs prepared by the Fund for Adult Education, 

established by the Ford Foundation. Open to 

Members of The Never Too Late Group.) 

Nov. 2 Stand-in for a Murderer, a study in culture. 

Nov. 9 Survival, a study in technology. 

Nov. 1 6 Desert Soliloquy, a study in education. 

Nov. 23 Home Sweet Home, a study in family. 

Nov. 30 When Greek Meets Greek, a study in values. 

Dec. 7 The Case of the Sea Lion Flippers, a study in ethics. 

Dec. 1 4 Legend of the Long House, a study in authority. 

Dec. 21 Museum of Man, a summary. 

WORLD AFFAIRS ARE YOUR AFFAIRS 

(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.) 

Jan. 6 Based on the motion picture. Oriental Cit^ (Canton, China). 
Jan. 2? Based on the motion picture. Crisis in Iran. 



154J 

Feb. 3 Based on the motion picture. Tropical Mountain Land (Java), 

Feb. I 7 Based on the motion picture, Tilo — New Ally? 

Mar. 3 Based on the motion picture. Challenge in Nigeria. 

Mar. 24 Based on the motion picture. Picture of Britain. 

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



YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN 

(A series of film discussion programs in cooperation with the 

Massachusetts Association for Mental Health.) 

DA IE TITLE LECTURER 

Feb. 1 2 Based on the motion picture. Fears Lester G. Houston. Commu- 
of Children. nity Consultant, Massachu- 

setts Association for Mental 
Health. 

Feb. 1 9 Based on the motion picture. Why Lester G. Houston, Commu- 
Wonl Tommy Eat? nity Consultant. Massachu- 

setts Association for Mental 
Health. 

Feb. 26 Based on the motion picture. Fare- Lester G. Houston, Commu- 
Tpell to Childhood. nity Consultant. Massachu- 

setts Association for Mental 
Health. 



YOUR MONEY AND YOUR LIFE 

(A series of discussion programs prepared by the Fund for Adult Education, 

established by the Ford Foundation. Open to members 

of The Never Too Late Group.) 

Apr. 6 Problems of Inflation — A Survey. 

Apr. 1 3 Effects of Inflation. 

May 4 Causes of Inflation. 

May 11 

May 1 8 The Control of Inflation. 

May 25 

May 28 Summary and Review of Inflation. 

June i The Federal Budget for 1953-54. 

June 8 Cutting Federal Spending. 

June 1 5 Changing Federal Taxes. 



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FILM PREVIEWS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 

Apr. 9 Music Films. Don Pasquale, Exploring the Instruments, Iniroduc- 
iion to Jazz, Tanglewood, and To Hear Your Banjo Pla^. 

Apr. 16 Human Relations Films. Born Equal, The High Wall, Palmour 
Street, and The Tovmaker. 

Apr. 23 Films for Young Adults. Herald Tribune Youth Forum, How Do 
You Know It's Love?, How to Say No, The Procrastinator, and 
Social Courtes}). 

Apr. 30 Films on Meeting the Audience. Curtain Time, Room for Discus- 
sion, Speech: Stage Fright, and Speech: Using Your Voice. 



FILM PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 

Jan. 7 Canvon Countrv and West Virginia and Its Natural Resources. 

Jan. I 4 In observance of Printing Education Week. Making Books, Print- 
ing Through the Ages, and 5forp of the Boston Globe. 

Jan. 21 Life Along the Waterways, Sea Hunt, and Wonder House. 

Jan. 28 Films on Government Services. Clean Waters, F. B. I., and Fraud 
Fighters. 

Feb. 4 History Films. Monroe Doctrine, News Magazine of the Screen, 
and Story That Couldnt Be Printed. 

Feb. I I In observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Negro History Week. 
Abraham Lincoln: A Background Study, Booker T. Washington, 
and Story of Dr. Carver. 

Feb. 1 8 Films on International Cooperation. A Chance to Live, Let's Be 
Childish, and Miracle of Cassino. 

Feb. 25 In observance of Washington's Birthday and Brotherhood Week. 
Mount Vernon in Virginia and The Challenge. 

Mar. 4 American Cowboy and Yosemite National Park- 

Mar. 1 1 Andrew Jackson and West Virginia and Its Natural Resources. 

Mar. 1 8 Irish Program. Promise of Barty O'Brien. 

Mar. 25 Films on Spring. Gift of Green, Miracle of the Trees, and Spring 
Fever. 

Apr. 8 Music Films. Carmen and Telephone Hour. 

Apr. 1 3 Special program of films from Introduced by Professor Ar- 
French Teaching Series and French mand Hoog, Visiting Lee- 
Reader Series. A Paris, La Seine, turer. Harvard University. 
Dans Les Pyrennes, and La Famille 
Martin. 



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Oct. 7 In observance of National Library Day. The Impressionable Years 
and Scotland: Background of Literature. 

Oct. 1 4 In observance of Columbus Day. Storv of Christopher Columbus 
and Historic Ncn> England. 

Oct. 2 I In observance of United Nations Week. Born Equal, The Children, 
and News Magazine of the Screen. Recording of This Is the U. N. 

Oct. 28 Texas and its Natural Resources and selected recordings. 

Nov. 4 In observance of American Art Week. Art and Motion, Crandma 
Moses, and A Phantasv. 

Nov. 18 It's All Yours — in observance of National Book Week. Bird Mi- 
gration, and News Magazine of the Screen. 

Nov. 25 In observance of Thanksgiving Day. Colonial Children and the re- 
cording Hymns of Thanksgiving. 

Dec. 2 Films on Concert Masters. Jascha Heifetz — The Portrait of an 
Artist and Trio — Arlur Rubenslein, Jascha Heifetz, and Cregor 
Piatigorslf};. 

Dec. 9 In observance of Human Rights Day. Born Equal, Due Process of 
Larp Denied, and Heritage. 

Dec. I 6. Films on Community Cooperation. The Baltimore Plan, Fight for 
Better Schools, and News .Magazine of the Screen. 

Dec. 23 In observance of Christmas. Christmas in Sweden and Silent Nighl, 
Holy Night. 

Dec. 30 iXIarian Anderson and selected Marian Anderson recordings. 



RECORDINGS PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 
MUSIC APPRECIATION AND FAMILIAR MUSIC SERIES 

Jan. 7 Recorded music of Schubert. Symphony No. 8 in B minor — Un- 
fmished; Piano Sonata in B flat — Posthumous; and selected songa 
from Die Schone MuUerin, Opus 25 and Die Winterreise, Opus 29. 

Jan. 14 Recorded music of Schubert. Trout Qumtette in A, Opus 114; 
Quartet No. 14 in D minor. Death of the Maiden; and Symphony 
No. 9 in C. 

Jan. 21 Recorded music of Mendelssohn. Incidental music of A Midsummer 
Night's Dream, Opus 21 and 61 ; The Hebrides: Fingais Cave. 
Opus 26, Concert Overture No. 2 in B minor; Symphony No. 3 in 
A minor. Opus 56 (Scotch) ; Concerto in E minor for Violin and 
Orchestra, Opus 64; and exceri)ts from Elijah. 

Jan. 28 Recorded music of Schumann. Songs from Dichterliebe, Opus 48; 
Symphony No. I in B flat. Opus 38; and piano selections from 
Fantasiestucke, Opus 12; Carnaval, Opus 9; and Piano Concerto 
m A minor. Opus 54. 



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Feb. 4 Recorded music of Chopin, Wieniawski, and Liszt. Chopin — 
Ballads and Nocturnes. Wieniavsski — Concerto No. 2 in D minor 
for Violin. Liszt — Les Preludes. 

Feb. 1 1 Recorded music of Liszt and Berlioz. Liszt — Concerto in E flat 
for Piano. Berlioz — Roman Carnival Overture and S^;mphonie 
Fantasiique. 

Feb. 1 8 Recorded music of Wagner and Smetana. Wagner — Siegfried 
Idyll and Faust Overture. Smetana — The Moldau, From Bo- 
hemia s Fields and Groves, and portions from the symphonic cycle. 
My Country. 

Feb. 25 Recorded music of Brahms. Symphony No. 2, First Movement; 
Symphony No. 4, First Movement; Hungarian Dances; and selected 
songs. 

Mar. 4 Recorded music of Brahms. Concerto in D for Violin, selected 
Lieder, and excerpts from Symphony No. I. 

Mar. I 1 Recorded music of Brahms. Concerto No. 2 in B flat for Piano, 
First Movement; excerpts from Variations on a Theme by Haydn; 
Ein Deulsches Requiem, First Movement ; and excerpts from Sym- 
phony No. 3. 

Mar^ 1 8 Recorded music of Saint-Saens. Carnival of Animals, Danse Ma- 
cabre, and Symphony No. 3 with Organ. 

Mar. 25 Recorded music of Franck and Bizet. Franck — Symphony in D 
minor and Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra. Bizet — 
Far Maid from Perth Suite. 

Apr. 1 Recorded music of Tchaikowsky. Excerpts from The Nutcracker 
Suite; Concerto in B flat minor for Piano, Opus 23; and Symphony 
No. 4 in F minor. Opus 36. 

Apr. 8 Recorded music of Tchaikowsky. Excerpts from Overture 1812; 
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy — Overture; and Symphony No. 5 in E 
minor. Opus 64. 

Apr. 1 5 Recorded music of Tchaikowsky. Francesca da Rimini; Concerto 
in D for Violin, Opus 35; and Svmphony No. 6 in B minor. Opus 
47. 

Apr. 22 Recorded music of Rimsky-Korsakov. Capriccio-Espagnol, Opus 34; 
Scheherazade ; and Coq d'Or Suite. 

Apr. 29 Recorded music of Borodin and Moussorgsky. Borodm — Prince 
Igor; Polovtsian Dances. Moussorgsky — Selected songs and ex- 
cerpts from Pictures at an Exhibition, Boris Codounov, and Night 
on Bald Mountain. 

Oct. 5 Recorded music of Bach. Brandenberg Concerto No. I in F ; First 
Movement; excerpts from St. Matthew Passion; Toccata and Fugue 
m D minor; Brandenberg Concerto No. 2 in F, First Movement; 
and Italian Concerto. 



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Oct. 1 9 Recorded music of Bach. Excerpts from Orchestral Suite in B minor 
No. 2; Mass in B minor; unaccompanied Violin Sonata No. / in G 
minor; Air on the C String from Suite m D; Jesu Jov of Mans De- 
siring; and Brandenherg Concerto No. 6 in B flat. First Movement. 

Oct. 26 Recorded music of Handel. Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah; 
Water Mu-sic; Violin Sonata in D ; and Concerto Crosso in D minor. 

Opus 6, No. 10. 

Nov. 2 Recorded music of Haydn. S\3mphon\i No. 101 in D (Clock),' 
Symphonv No. 94 in C (Surprise) ; and excerpts from The Creation 
(Oratorio). 

Nov. 9 Recorded music of Mozart. Piano Concerto m D mmor, K. 466; 
Eine Kleine Nachtmusiff, K. 467; and Violin Concerto in A, First 
Movement. 

Nov. 16 Recorded music of Mozart. Svmphonv No. 40 in G minor, K. 550; 
Quintet in G minor, K. 516, First Movement ; excerpts from the 
Requiem; and Svmphony No. 41 in C, K. 531, First Movement 
(Jupiter). 

Nov. 23 Recorded music of Beethoven. 5l)mp/ionp No. 3 in E flat. Second 
Movement (Funeral March); Sonata for Piano in F minor. First 
Movement (Appassionato) ; Concerto for Violin in D, Second Move- 
ment; Egmonf Overture; and Svmphonv No. 6 in F, Fourth Move- 
ment (Pastorale) . 

Nov. 30 Recorded music of Beethoven. German Dances; Piano Concerto 
No. 5 in E flat. First Movement (Emperor) ; and S],imphon\) No. 9 
in D minor. Fourth Movement (Chorale) . 

Dec. 7 Recorded music of Schubert. Svmphony No. 7 in C, First Move- 
ment; excerpts from Die Winterreise; Die Schone Mullerin; Quintet 
in A (Trout), Fourth Movement; The Trout (song) ; and Symphony 
No. 8 in B minor (Unfinished). 

Dec. 14 Recorded music of Mendelssohn. Midsummer Night's Dream; Con- 
certo for Violin in E minor; and Symphony No. 4 in A (Italian), 
First and Fourth Movements. 

Dec. 21 Handel's Messiah. Excerpts from the recording of the Royal Phil- 
harmonic Orchestra vs'ith Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor, and the 
Luton Choral Society. 

Dec. 28 Recorded music of Mendelssohn and Schumann. Excerpts from 
Elijah by Mendelssohn. Concerto for Piano in A minor; selections 
from Dichterliebe (PoeCs Love) ; and Symphony No. 4 in D minor. 
First Movement by Schumann. 

NON-MUSICAL RECORDINGS 

CONTEMPORARY DRAMA 

Mar. 2 The Cocktail Parly by T. S. Eliot, featuring Alec Guinness. 

Mar. 1 6 The Ladys Not for Burning by Christopher Fry, featuring Pamela 
Brown and John Gielgud. 



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Mar. 30 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, featuring Thomas Mitchell. 

Apr. 27 Hedda Cabler by Isben. Narrated by Margaret Webster, with Eva 
LeGallienne. David Lewis, and Richard Waring. 

Nov. 3 Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard Shaw, with original cast 
featuring the First Drama Quartette — Charles Boyer, Charles 
Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, and Agnes Moorehead. 

Nov. 10 John Browns Bodv by Stephen Vincent Benet, with original cast 
featuring Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey. 

Nov. I 7 The Lady's Not for Burning by Christopher Fry, with original cast 
featuring Jolin Gielgud and Pamela Brown. 

Nov. 24 Hedda Cabler by Henrik Ibsen, featuring Eva LeGallienne and 
David Lewis. 



DRAM.^ 

Jan. 1 2 The Tempest by Shakespeare, featuring Raymond Massey. 

Jan. 26 The Consul by Gian-Carlo Menotti, featuring Marie Powers and 
Patricia Neway. 

Feb. 9 Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, featuring Ralph Truman and Ralph 
Hewlett. 

Feb. 1 6 Medea by Euripides ; revised by Robinson Jeffers, featuring Judith 
Anderson. 

Dec. I Recorded selections from Shakespeare's poetry and the motion pic- 
ture, Shal(espeare' s Theatre. 

Dec. 8 Hamlet by Shakespeare, featurmg John Gielgud and Pamela Brown. 

Dec. 1 5 Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, featuring Eva LeGallienne and 
Dennis King. 

Dec. 22 A/facbeth by Shakespeare, with the Old Vic Company, featuring 
Alec Gumness and Pamela Brown. 

Dec. 29 The Tempest by Shakespeare, featuring Raymond Massey, Hurd 
Hatfield, and Margaret Phillips. 



THE OPERA 
(Rcordings of complete operas) 
Apr. 7 Aida by Verdi, featuring Tebaldi, Del Monico, and Stignani. 
Apr. I 4 Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss, featuring Kempe and Lemnitz. 
Apr. 2 1 Madame Butterfly by Puccini, featuring Del Monte and Gigli. 
Apr. 28 Rigoletto by Verdi, featuring Berger, Peerce, Warren, and Tajo. 



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SELECTIONS FROM MUSICAL REVIEWS 
(Planned for Young Adults) 

Mar. 1 The King and I by Rodgers and Hammerstein, featuring Gertrude 
Lawrence and Yul Brynner. 

Mar. 24 Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein, with original cast. 

Mar. 3 1 5even/een by Booth Tarkington, with original cast. 

Apr. 1 4 South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein, with original cast. 

Apr. 28 Paint Your Wagon by Lerner and Rowe, with original cast. 



Oct. 2 
through 
Oct. 30 



Oct. 14 
through 



N( 



Nov. 14 

through 

Dec. 9 



Jan. 6 
through 
Jan. 30 



Jan. 29 
through 
Feb. 26 



LOWELL LECTURES 
(Under the auspices of the Lowell Institute) 



TITLE , 

Ancient and Modern Man in 
Southwestern Asia. (A course of 
eight lectures, Mondays and Thurs- 
days.) 



School and Society in Scotland. (A 
course of eight lectures, Tuesdays 
and Fridays.) 



Evolution in the Social Insects. (A 
course of eight lectures, Tuesdays 
and Fridays.) 



Causation, Freedom, and Morality, 



(A course of eight 
days and Fridays.) 



lectures, Tues- 



The Ways of a Writer. (A course 
of eight lectures, Mondays and 
Thursdays.) 



LECTURER 

Henry Field, B.A., Diploma 
in Anthropology, M.A.. 
D. Sc. (Oxford University), 
Research Fellow in Anthro- 
pology, Peabody Museum, 
Harvard University. 

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

Caryl P. Haskins, Ph.B. 
(Yale University), Ph.D. 
(H a r v a r d University), D. 
Sc, Hon. (Tufts C!olIege), 
Director, Haskins Labora- 
tories, and Research Profes- 
sor, Union College. 

Philip Hamilton Rhinelander. 
A.B., L.L.B., Ph.D., Lec- 
turer on General Education 
and Philosophy, and Chair- 
man of the Committee on 
General Education, Harvard 
University. 

Rollo Walter Brown, A.M., 
Litt. D., Author of The 
Creative Spirit, Dean Briggs. 
Harvard Yard in the Golden 
Age, etc. 



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DATE 

Feb. 3 
through 
Feb. 20 

Mar. 3 
through 
Mar. 31 



Jan. 8 

Jan. 15 

Jan. 22 

Jan. 29 

Feb. 5 

Feb. 12 

Feb. 19 

Feb. 26 

Mar. 5 

Mar. 12 

Mar. 19 



TITLE 

The Banquet Years: Literature 
and the Arts in France, I 885— 1 9 1 4. 
(A course of six lectures, Tuesdays 
and Fridays.) 

The Russian Constitutional Move- 
ment. 1900-1905. (A course of 
eight lectures, Tuesdays and Fri- 
days.) 



LECTURER 

Roger W. Shattuck. A.B.. 
Junior Fellow, Society of Fel- 
lows, Harvard University. 

George Fischer, Ph.D., Ju- 
nior Fellow, Society of Fel- 
lows, Harvard University. 



THE NEVER TOO LATE GROUP 

I Discover India ! Illustrated with Mrs. Eugene Tyron Red- 
colored motion pictures. mond. 

The Sculptor at Work. Illustrated John Cheney, Sculptor, 
with a practical demonstration. 

Film Program. Covernmeni Is Your 
Business, News Magazine of the 
Screen, and Washington, D. C. 



Harry S. Bradstreet. 



My Experiences in British Colum- 
bia. Illustrated with the motion 
picture, British Columbia — Cana- 
da's Pacific Gaten>a\;. 

You and the Exchange Student. Charles Fraggos, Advisor to 
Illustrated with the motion picture. Foreign Students, Boston Uni- 
Herald Tribune Youth Forum. versity. 

A Hobby Demonstration. Members of The Never Too 

Late Group. 

International Affairs; a film program. News Magazine of the 
Screen, World Affairs Are Your Affairs, and World Trade for 
Better LivinS. 



Mar. 26 



Musicale. 

Understanding Yourself After Sixty. 

Impressions of the Middle East. Il- 
lustrated with colored slides. 

Living with the Coolidges in the 
White House. Illustrated with the 
motion picture Northwestern States, 
which includes vacation scenes vis- 
ited by the Coolidge family. 

Irish Program. Film : The Promise 
of Barty O'Brien. 



Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. 

Mrs. Elmore S. Trowbridge. 
Instructor, Boston University. 

Philip W. Bourne, Architect, 
Ellen A. Riley. 



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DATt 

Apr. 2 

Apr. 9 
Apr. 16 

Apr. 23 
Apr. 30 

May 7 
May T4 

May 21 

May 28 



Film Program. In observance of 
Easter. Morning Slav and Croivth 
oi Florvers. 

Original Writings. 



Does Youth Have as Many Oppor- 
tunities for Success as Its Grand- 
parents? A panel discussion. 



How Good Were "The Good Old 
Days"? A panel discussion. 

World Affairs; a demonstration of 
a discussion program. Illustrated 
with the motion picture. Room for 
Discussion. 

Film Program. The C o I d e n 



Tiventies. 
Current Book 
Dramatically. 



Re 



ited 



Touch-and-Go in Italy ; a discus- 
sion on Foreign Affairs. 



Your Money and Your Life; a 
discussion. Illustrated with the mo- 
tion picture, Storv of "Kip'' Van 
Winkle. 



Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. 

Rosiindale High School De- 
bating Club. John J. Lan- 
drigan, English Master, Ros- 
iindale High School, Moder- 
ator. 

Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. 

Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. 



Mrs. Ramona Graham Cook, 
President, Massachusetts Pen 
Women. 

Members of The Never Too 
Late Group. William Train- 
er, Assistant Director, United 
Council on World Affairs, 
Leader. 

Members of The Never Too 
Late Group Discussion Group. 



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January 4 — 31 



February 1 - March 4 



March 5-31 
April I -30 
May 1 -31 



June 2-30 



July 1 - 22 

July 23 - August 1 4 



August 1 5 - September 30 



EXHIBITIONS 

Main Lobby 

Victory at Sea. In cooperation with the 
First Naval District and WBZ-TV. Chan- 
nel 4. 

Gourds — Old and New. Including ob- 
jects made from gourds, lent by the Museum 
of The Gourd Society of America, Mrs. 
Hazel Davis, Roslindale, Ernest S. Dodge, 
Director of the Peabody Museum at Salem, 
and Sterling H. Pool of Rockport. 

Careers for Young Adults. In observance 
of Career DaVs in the Boston high schools. 

Foreign Commerce. In cooperation wth 
U. S. Department of Commerce. 

Eculy Wedgwood Ware in Picture and 
Fact. Works of the famous English potter 
Josiah Wedgwood, F. R. S., 1 730-1 795. 
In cooperation with Mrs. Charles P. Gorely. 
Jr., Co-founder and Secretary of the Wedg- 
wood Club. 

Massachusetts Panorama. Including sketches 
by Virginia Grilley. In connection with the 
Boston Historical Festival, sponsored by the 
Committee on Historic Places of the Greater 
Boston Chamber of Commerce. 

Seals — Wax and Plaster Impressions. 
Through the courtesy of the English-Speak- 
ing Union. 

Fifty Years of Powered Flight. Including 
pictures and books lent by the Massachusetts 
Board of Aeronautics and the Aero Club 
of Boston; photographs from the collection 
of the State Street Trust Company. In com- 
memoration of the first power-controlled and 
sustained flight made by Orville and Wilbur 
Wright on December 1 7, 1 903. 

Printing Uninhibited. Works of individuals 
who make printing a hobby, including pro- 
fessional printers. 



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October 1 — November 2 



November 3 - 30 



De 



iber 1 -31 



Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia. In connec- 
tion with Sherlocl( Holmes, the new play, 
which had its world premiere at the Majestic 
Theatre in Boston on October 1 0. In co- 
operation with The Speckled Band, The 
Local Chapter of the Baker Street Irregulars. 

Centennial Exhibit. In observance of the 
one hundredth anniversary of the Library, 
many rare books and some items of historical 
interest, including the first book charged to 
a borrower, the first registrations, the corre- 
spondence of Joshua Bates, the first catalog 
of Bates Hall, the first Handbook for Read- 
ers, the first shelf list, the Washington por- 
trait medal for the Cincinnati Society of 
Massachusetts, the contents of the box taken 
from the cornerstone of the Boylston Street 
Library, the original Seal of the Library, the 
Vattemare Letters, a list of books given to 
the Library by Vattemare, a list of books 
sent to the Union soldiers in 1861, and the 
letters of William W. Greenough, who was 
a Trustee of the Library for thirty-six years, 
the longest term served by an individual. 
Historical backgrounds of the wall cases 
were originated by George W. Scully, as- 
sistant in the Exhibits Office. The finished 
drawings were made through the cooperation 
of the Vesper George School of Art, the Bu- 
tera School of Fine Arts, the Massachusetts 
School of Art, and the School of the Museum 
of Fine Arts. 

Christmas — The Feast of the Nativity. 
Creches from the collection of Edith W. 
Fisher of Cambridge, with simulated stained- 
glass backgrounds, assembled and decorated 
by George W. Scully, Assistant in the Ex- 
hibits Office. 



First Floor, South Corridor 



January 4-31 
February 1 - March 8 

March 9-31 



Victory at Sea. 
Main Lobby. 



Continuation of exhibit in 



Lenten Reading. Including the unusual col- 
lection of crosses owned by Alfreida M. 
Mosher, International Institute of Boston. 

Notable Books of 1952. Suggested by a 
committee of the American Library Asso- 
ciation. 



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April 1-30 

May 1-31 

June 1 - 30 

June 12-28 
June 28 - July 4 

July 1 -22 

July 23 -August 14 

August 1 5 — September 30 

September 1—30 
October 1 — November 2 

November 3 — 30 

December 1—31 



Work of the National Student Association. 
In connection with the All-G)llege Confer- 
ence at Boston University, April 24—26. 

Early Wedguood Ware in Picture and Fact. 
Continuation of exhibit in Main Lobby. 

The Coronation of Elizabeth II. Including 
Gouache paintings of British Regiments and 
coaches by His Serene Highness Prince Fran- 
cis J. N. Windisch-Graetz. 



Massachusetts Panorama, 
exhibit in Main Lobby. 



Continuation of 



Henry George School of Social Science. In 
connection w^ith the first annual convention 
of the Henry George School held in Boston 
in 40 years. 

Press Photographers Association of Boston. 
Second annual display of prize-winning pho- 
tographs and other photographs of significance 
taken in 1952. 



Fifty Years of Powered Flight, 
tion of exhibit in Main Lobby. 



Continua- 



Printing Uninhibited. Continuation of exhibit 
in Main Lobby. 



New England Literature. 

.Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia, 
tion of exhibit in Main Lobby. 



Continua- 



Centennial Exhibit. Continuation of the ex- 
hibit in Main Lobby. 

Christmas. A collection of wood colored 
blocks by Allan Rohan Crite, Boston artist, 
showing various episodes in the life of Mary, 
the Mother of Jesus Christ, including The 
Annunciation, The Visitation, The Birth of 
Jesus Christ, The Visit of the Magi, and The 
flight into Egypt. 



First Floor, North Corridor 



January 4—31 
February 1 — March 4 



Victory at Sea. 
Main Lobby. 



Continuation of exhibit in 



Lenten Reading. Continuation of exhibit in 
First Floor, South Corridor. 



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March 5-31 

April I - 30 

May 1 -31 
June I - 30 
July 1 - 11 

July 23 -August 14 
August 1 5 — September 30 
October 1 — November 2 
November 3 — 30 
December 1—31 



Atomic Energy. Servant of Mankind. In- 
cluding pictures lent by the Brookhaven Na- 
tional Laboratory. Upton, Long Island, and 
charts from the Boston Museum of Science. 

Work of the National Student Association. 
Continuation of exhibit in First Floor, South 
Corridor. 

Early Wedg^vood Ware in Picture and Fact. 
Continuation of exhibit in Main Lobby. 

Tire Coronation of Elizabeth II. Continua- 
tion of exhibit in First Floor, South Corridor. 

Press Photographers Association of Boston. 
Continuation of exhibit in First Floor, South 
Corridor. 

Fifty Years of Po^\■ered Flight. Continua- 
tion of exhibit in Main Lobby. 

Printing Uninhibited. Continuation of ex- 
hibit in Main Lobby. 

Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia. Continuation 
of exhibit in Main Lobby. 

Centennial Exhibit. Continuation of exhibit 
in Main Lobby. 

Christmas. Continuation of exhibit in First 
Floor. South Corridor. 



January 4-31 
February 1 - 26 

March I -April 5 

April 6-26 
May 6-31 
June 1 - 30 



Open Shelf Department 
Lower Level 



Victory at Sea. 
Main Lobby. 



Continuation of exhibit in 



The Senior Adult. Pamphlet describing 
the Library's Never Too Late Croup made 
available. 

The Wonderful World of Books. A new 
publication edited by Alfred Stefferud and 
illustrated by Robert Osborne. 

Enoch Arnold Bennett, 1 867-1 93 1 . English 
Novelist, Essayist, and Playwright. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson Sesquicentennial. 
May 25, 1 80 3- April 27, 1882. 

The Coronation of Elizabeth II. Continua- 
tion of exhibit in First Floor, North and 
South Corridors. 



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July I -31 
August 1 - 30 

September I — October 3 1 
November 1 — 30 



December 1—31 



The Sea Around Us. Inspired by Rachel 
L. Carson's book of the same title. 

The Mountains Around Us. Highlighting 
the book entitled Annapurna by Maurice 
Herzog. 

British Women Writers of the Twentieth 
Century. 

Periodicals Published at the Time of the 
Founding of the Library. Sample copies of 
Frank Leslie's New Family Magazine, La- 
dies Album, Ladies' Wreath and Parlor 
Annual, Ladies' Reposiior]}, Peterson's Mag- 
azine, Youth's Companion, Codec's Lady's 
Book, Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room 
Companion, Harper's New Monthly .Maga- 
zine, and Graham's Monthly Magazine from 
the collections in the Periodical Department. 
Backgrounds prepared by Frances Freedman, 
assistant in the Fine Arts Department. 

Christmas. Decorations on the Christmas 
theme by children from the local schools, in 
cooperation with the Department of Fine 
Arts of the Boston Public Schools. 



January 5 — 31 



February 2 - 28 



March 1-31 



April 1 - 30 



Puvis DE Chavannes Gallery 

Contemporary Sculpture. Sponsored by the 
New England Association for Contempo- 
rary Sculpture, supplemented by books on 
sculpturing from the Library's collections. 

Jewish Bookplates. Italian bookplates of 
Medieval times, English, German, and 
French bookplates from the collection of 
Cecil Roth, Reader in Jewish Studies at Ox- 
ford University, 

Physical Therapy. In cooperation with the 
Massachusetts Chapter of the American 
Physical Therapy Association. 

Cuba and the Cubans. In commemoration of 
the 1 00th anniversary of the birth of Jose 
Marti, great Cuban patriot, and in observ- 
ance of Pan-American Week. In coopera- 
tion with the American Association of Teach- 
ers of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Pan- 
American Union. 



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May 1 -31 
June 1 - 30 

July 1-31 

August 1 — September 30 

October 1-31 

November 1 — 30 



December 1—31 



One Hundred Years of Music in the Boston 
Public Library. In observance of Music 
Week. 

Martin Luther and the Luther League. In 
connection with the fifteenth biennial Inter- 
national Youth Convention of the Luther 
League of the Augustana Lutheran Church, 
June 24-28. 

Vincent \'''an Gogh Centennial. In honor 
of his birth, July 29. 1853. 

Printing Uninhibited. Works of individuals 
who make printing a hobby, including pro- 
fessional printers. 

Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia. Continua- 
tion of the exhibit in Main Lobby and First 
Floor, North and South corridors. 

Centennial Exhibition — The Old and the 
New. Books from the various departments 
in the Division of Reference and Research 
Services, published at the time of the found- 
ing of the Library, to be compared with books 
in the same fields which were published 
within the last year, to demonstrate the 
changes in styles, types of illustration, book 
format, scientific development, and reader 
interest in the fields of architecture, drawing, 
history, geography, mining, photography, 
navigation, flying, transportation, communi- 
cation, statistics, and music. 

Life of the Madonna and Child. Illustra- 
tions supplemented by books on the subject 
from the collections of the Library. 



January 6—31 
February 2 — 28 
March 1-31 
April 1 - 30 



Sargent Gallery 

Edith N. B. Wharton. In honor of her 
birth on January 24, 1862. 

Jewish Bookplates. Continuation of exhibit 
in Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

Fra Angelico. Florentine Painter and Do- 
minican Monk. 

Cuba and the Cubans. Continuation of ex- 
hibit in Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 



May 1 -31 
June I - 30 
July 1 -31 

August 1-31 



September 
November 



— October 3 
-30 



December 1-31 



One Hundred Years of Music in the Boston 
Public Library. Gjntinuation of the exhibit 
in Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

Martin Luther and the Luther League. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibit in Puvis de Chav- 
annes Gallery. 

Dessins et Aquarelles de Maitres Frangais 
du XlCe Siecle. A portfolio edition of 
these master works in reproduction, with text 
by Walter Hugelshofer, recently acquired by 
the Fine Arts Department. 

Central European Birds. Colored reproduc- 
tions selected from a portfolio in the Science 
and Technology Department, edited by 
Katharina Heinroth and Joachim Stein- 
bacher. 
Anthologies of American Poetry and Prose. 

Centennial Exhibition — The Old and the 
New. Continuation of exhibit in Puvis de 
Chavannes Gallery. 

The Madonna and Child. Colored repro- 
ductions of famous masterpieces from the 
collections of the Fine Arts Department. 



January 2 — 31 
Febi-uary 1 — March 3 I 



March 1 - April 30 

April I —December 3 1 
May 2 — June 1 

June 1 — September 30 

Sep>tember 1 — October 3 1 



Treasure Room 

The Art of Botanical Illustration. 

Judaica. Jewish books of American interest 
from the Prince, Barton, and Lewis Collec- 
tions of the Library; from the American 
Jewish Historical Society; and from the Ju- 
daica collection of Lee M. Friedman, Presi- 
dent of the Trustees of the Boston Public 
Library, and currently President of the 
American Jewish Historical Society. 

Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrertt 
Browning. 

Medieval Manuscripts. 

The Fifty Books of 1952. Selected by the 
American Institute of Graphic Arts. 

First Editions of Works by Charles Dickens 
and William Makepeace Thackeray. 

Books about Saint Francis from the Sabatier 
Collection. 



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October 1 - December 3 1 



Centennial Exhibition. More than one hun- 
dred of the rarest and most valuable volumes 
of the Library, selected from about twenty 
collections of the Rare Book Department. 



Albert H. Wiggin Gallery 



January 1—31 

February 1 — March 
March 4-31 
April 1 - May 3 1 



Ji 



30 



July 1 — August 31 

September 1 — October 3 1 
November 1 — 30 



Contemporary American Prints. A gift ex- 
hibit for Israel, including representative works 
of 1 08 American prmtmakers. 

Woodcuts by Jacob Pins. 

Lithographs by Stow Wengenroth. 

Prints by Michel Ciry and Auguste-Jean 
Gaudin. 

British Masters. Including Muirhead Bone, 
James McBey, David Y. Cameron, Freder- 
ick L. M. Griggs. Augustus John, and Ger- 
ald Brockhurst. 

Cliches- Verre. Examples of the work of the 
Barbizon artists Corot, Millet, Delacroix. 
Daubigny, and Rousseau. 

Bird Prints by Charles E. Heil. 

Masterpieces in the Albert H. Wiggin Col- 
lection. 



December 1—31 



Woodcuts by Miron Sima. 



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X 

TRUST FUNDS 

Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - 1953 





BALANCE 




TOTAL AMOUNT 








unexpended 




AVAILABLE 








FROM 


RECEIPTS 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


DURING ■SEAR 


DURING YEAR 


DURING Yi.AR 


UNEXPENDED 


1930 


$40,866.73 


$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 


56,826.03 


40.107.73 


1937 


40.107.73 


59.339.65 


99.947.38 


51.161.81 


48,785.57 


1938 


48.785.57 


296,214.26 


344.999.83 


86.338.96 


258.€60.87 


1939 


258,660.87 


57.656.41 


316,317.28 


119.899.86 


1%,4 17.42 


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 


40,839.83 


87.141.63 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


137.942.23 


42,695.41 


95.246.82 


1946 


95.246.82 


50,826.62 


146,073.64 


45,199.61 


100,874.03 


1947 


100.874.03 


47,620.06 


148,494.09 


46.156.27 


102.337.82 


1948 


102.337.82 


50,351.26 


152,689.08 


56,808.38 


95.880.70 


1949 


95,880.70 


45,215.89 


141,096.59 


84,137.28 


56,959.31 


1950 


56.959.31 


44,249.29 


101.208.60 


61,030.37 


40,178.23 


1951 


40,178.23 


28,581.23 


68.759.46 


39,274.94 


29.484.52 


1952 


29,484.52 


43,957.21 


73,441.73 


36,124.77 


37,316.96 


1953 


37316.96 


47,465.86 


84,782.62 


50.211.25 


34.571.57 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income. 1930 - 1953 



AMOUNT unexpended 
FROM previous 
1'EAR 1 EAR 

1930 $40,886.73 

1931 52,110.71 

1932 58,777.98 

1933 63.690.62 

1934 64,283.36 

1935 72.205.55 

1936 73,203.19 

1937 40.107.73 

1938 48.785.57 

1939 258.660.87 

1940 I%.417.42 

1941 118.903.26 

1942 77.612.44 

1943 81.098.90 

1944 75.282.69 

1945 87.141.63 

1946 95.246.82 

1947 100.874.03 

1948 102,337.82 

1949 95.880.70 

1950 56,959.31 

1951 40.178.23 

1952 29,484.52 

1953 37316.% 



$34,020.19 
27,507.00 
27.713.68 
27,226.68 
27.006.01 
25.494.14 
25,730.57 
59,839.65 
296.214.26 
57.656.41 
50.889.53 
52.678.52 
54.112.16 
55.200.41 
52,698.82 
50,800.60 
50.826.82 
47.620.06 
50.35126 
45.215.69 
44.249.29 
28.581.23 
43,957.21 
47,465.86 



expenditures 

$22,796.21 

20,839.73 

22,801.04 

26,633.94 

19.083.82 

24.496.50 

58.826.03 

51,161.81 

86,338.% 

119.899.86 

128.403.69 

93.969.34 

50,625.70 

61.016.62 

40,839.88 

42,695.41 

45,199.61 

46.156.27 

56,808.38 

84,137.28 

61.030.37 

39.274.94 

36,124.77 

50,211.25 



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1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1943 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 



Income 


FROM Trust Funds, 


1930 - 1953 




WITHOUT 


FOR PURCHASE 


WITH 


TOTAL 


lESTRICTION 


OF LIBRARY 


MISCELLANEOUS 


INCOME 


AS TO USE 


.V|.\TERI\LS 


RESTRICTIONS 


RECEIVED 


$7,468.10 


$21,454.51 


$5,097.58 


$34,020.19 


6,147.28 


17.159.31 


4,200.41 


27.507.00 


6,148.64 


17.355.40 


4.209.64 


27.713.68 


6.060.57 


17.096.5! 


4.069.60 


27.226.68 


6.034.35 


16.879.37 


4.092.29 


27.006.01 


5,950.53 


16.184.59 


3.359.02 


25.494.14 


5,687.72 


16.370.97 


3.671.88 


25.730.57 


4,548.14 


51.767.20 


3.524.31 


59.839.65 


5.672.19 


286.912.72 


3.629.35 


296.214.26 


5,655.74 


48.34!. 89 


3.658.78 


57.656.41 


5.660.08 


41.594.60 


3.634.85 


50.889.53 


5,660.08 


43.325.63 


3,692.81 


52.678.52 


6.130.08 


44.655.82 


3.326.26 


54.112.16 


6.218.08 


45.565.82 


3,416.51 


55,200.41 


6.122.91 


43.193.35 


3,380.56 


52.698.82 


6,213.92 


41. 2 1 6.46 


3.370.22 


50.800.60 


5.806.88 


41,240.89 


3.779.05 


50.826.82 


5,928.48 


37.833.86 


3.857.72 


47,620.06 


5.923.80 


40.114.% 


4.312.50 


50.351.26 


5.951.30 


34,810.49 


4,454.10 


45.215.89 


5,666.36 


33.979.84 


4,603.09 


44.249.29 


2.807.20 


22.905.03 


2.869.00 


28.581.23 


4,944.18 


35.402.06 


3.610.97 


43.957.21 


5.668.82 


37.981 .92 


3,815.12 


47.465.86 



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INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS. 1953 

General Summary 

Without restriction as lo use of income $5,668.o2 

For purchcise of library materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books $17,586.50 

Boolcs only — without restriction as to kmd of books 10,570.33 

Boob only — with restriction as to kind of books 9,825.09 37,98i .92 



With miscellaneous restrictions as to use of Income 

For special purposes, not purchase of library materials $1,338.56 
For specified brjinch libraries 1,051.41 

For newspapers only 1,425.15 3,815.12 $47,465.86 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1953 
By Individual Funds 

Without Restriction as to Use of Income 

Bernard $59.03 

Bradlee 25.50 

Center 1,217.92 

Ford, Legacy I 53.00 

Ford, Trust 157.9! 

Gammons 12.75 

Hemenway 169.58 

Hyde 108.33 

Kirstein 1 54.60 

Lambert 39.81 

Moore 5.53 

North 59.03 

Phillips 1,050.00 

Sigilman 479.91 

Skinner 1,427.91 

Stewart 1 I 5.58 

Treadwell 432.43 $5.668j82 



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) 

•Benloa $17,242.44 
Blanchard 127.50 

Gest 75.67 

Lang 140.89 $17,586.50 



Ainsley 

Bigelow 

Billings 

Clement 

Cutter 

Kimball 



For t!^f 



Purchase of Book: 


, Only — 


$5,672.34 


Knapp 


40.00 


Sewall 


2.939.33 


Underhill 


60.05 


Wadlin 


108.89 


Wales 


338.40 


Wilson 



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X'l'iiHout Rrstriction rs to Kind of Books 

$294.21 

816.02 

13.37 

98.54 

160.65 

28.51 $10,570.33 



For the Purchase of Books Only — \\ ith Restriction as to Kind of Books 



Artz 

Bates 

Bowditch 

Bro%\ii 

Codman 

Elizabeth 

Franklin 

Green 

Hannigan 

C. Harris 

Hersey 

A. Lawrence 



Club 



$34525 


Lewis 


$165.12 


2.000.00 


O'Reilly 


33.02 


425.00 


Pierce 


186.78 


593.73 


Reed^ 


29.52 


V22.54 


Scholfield 


2.090.52 


725.97 


Storrow 


772.98 


42.50 


Ticknor 


102.79 


51.94 


Townsend 


110.00 


3.19 


Twentieth Regiment 


1 58.74 


425.00 


J. L. Whitney— Books 


727.97 


98.55 


J. L. Whitney— Manus 


363.98 


250.00 








$9,825.09 $37,981 .92 



Funds With Miscellaneous Restrictions as to Use of Income 

For Special Purposes, Not for Purchase of Library Materials 

Boston Book Fair. 1938 $4.40 

Central Library Buildins 3.83 

Nichols Book Prize ^ 15.30 

Sargent 110.43 

A. L. Whitney 140.62 

A. L. Whitney — Bibliographic 700.00 

A. L. Whitney — Care and Cataloging of manuscripts 363.93 



For Branch Libraries 
Guerrier 
T. B. Harris 
Hinsman 
E. Lawrence 
Loring 
Mead 
Morse 
Oakland 
Pratt 

South Boston 
Tufts 



$19.19 
86.41 
31.88 
14.22 
12.75 
63.45 
29.52 

460.06 

38.33 

2.55 

293.05 



$1,338.56 



1,051.41 



For NewspajJcrs Only 
Todd 



1,425.15 



3,815.12 
$47,465.86 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1953 

The figures listed are for the book values of invatmenh as of December 
31, 1953. 

Emily L. Ainsley Fund — Bequest of EmilY L. Ainsley, under article 
12 of her will, for the purchase of books. Received in !938. 

$222,440.34 

Victorinc Thomas Artz Fund — Donation from ViCTORlNE Thomas 
Artz, of Chicago: the income of this sum to be employed in the 
purchase of valuable, rare editions of the writings, either in verse or 
prote, 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 JoSMLA BaTES of London, 
m March. 1853. 

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

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

"Tlvelfth: All the rest and residue of my properly 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 . . . 

"f'trst: — 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. $1,080,658.67 

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. 

$2,472,400.52 

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 m 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 m 1940. $5,000.00 



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Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund ■ — Received from BoARD OF TRADE 
OF Boston Book Merchants as representing the excess of re- 
ceipts over expenditures by the Board in connection with the Book 
Fair held at the Library in November 1938. The income to be used 
for the benefit of the Library Staff. Received in 1939. $1 72.70 

J. Ingersoll Bowditch Fund — Bequest of J. IngERSOLL BoWDITCH. 
Received in 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 Davis Bradlee Fund — Bequest of Rev. Caleb Davis Brad- 
LEE to the Boston Public Library. Received in 1897. $1,000.00 

Allen A. Brown Fund — Partial payment of bequest of AlLEN A. 
Brown, the income of the fund to be expended for the purchase 
of music for the Allen A. Brown Musical Library. $23,283.19 

Joseph H. Center Fund — Bequest of Joseph H. CenteR. the income 
thereof to be at all times applied to the purchase of books and other 
additions to the Library. Received in 1905. $47,760.64 

Central Library Building Fund — Donations in response to an appeal by 
the Trustees in April, 1925, setting forth the needs of the Library. 

$150.00 

Children's Fund — Bequest of JosiAH H. Benton of $100,000, to be 
held as "The Children's Fund," and the income applied to the pur- 
chase of books for the use of the young, to be applied for those pur- 
poses only in years when the City appropriates for the maintenance 
of the Library at least three per cent of the amount available for 
department expenses from taxes and income in said City. In any year 
when the City does not thus appropriate at least three per cent of the 
amount available for department expenses from taxes and income in 
said City, the income given in said will for the purchase of books 
for the young shall be paid to the Rector of Trinity Church in the 
City of Boston to be by him dispensed in relieving the necessities of 
the poor. Received in March, 1919. $ 1 08,842. 1 4 

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

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund — This is a contribution from 
the friends of Henry Sargent Codman, to be used to perpetuate 
the memory of Mr. Codman by the purchase of books upon land- 
scape gardening. It is the desire of the subscribers that a special 
book plate shall be inserted in each of the volumes purchased, identi- 
fying it as part of their memorial collection. Received in 1 898. 

$4,805.65 

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



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John Deferrari Fund — Bequsst of John Deferrari, of Boston, to 
the Trustees of the Boston Public Library. The income is to be 
accumulated and added to the principal for investment and re- 
investment until that time when the John Deferrari wing or other 
part of an enlarged Central Library Building has been brought 
into being in accordance with the John Deferrari Indenture of 
Trust Dated July 1, 1947. and the net income from the fund so 
established to be used as the Trustees of the Library shall direct 
for the maintenance, care, and repair of the said wing. First pay- 
ment received in 1 95 1 . $3,1 36.77 

The Elizabeth Fund — Bequest of Sarah A. MaichETT, 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." $28,468.73 

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

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund — Bequest of Daniel ShARP FoRD 
to the Public Library of the City of Boston, to be used for general 
purposes. Received in 1933. $6,192.65 

Franklin Club Fund — Donation made in June, 1 863, by a literary asso- 
ciation of young men in Boston, v/ho, 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 bestONV them on 
the Public Library, attaching thereto only the following conditions: 
"Li trust, that the incon.e, 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 in 1949. $500.00 
Morris Gest Fund — Donation made by Mo?vRis 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 



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Dr. Samuel A. Green Memorial Fund — Established on May 2, 1952. 
through bequest of H. Sylvia A. H. G, WiLKS, who died Feb- 
ruary 5, 1951. Income to be added to principal until otherwise 
ordered by Trustees of the Library. $480,000.00 

Edith Guerrier Fund — Donation made by associates of Edith Guer- 
RIER, Supervisor of Branch Libraries, Emeritus, to remain an 
open fund to which further sums may be added, the income to be 
used for the purchase of books of sound literary and ethical value 
for adults to be placed in the branch libraries of the Boston Public 
Library system. Received in 1940. $456.92 

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

Also a gift from the Saturday Evening GiiL; 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 1950. $1 10.00 

Also a gift from the Saturday Evening Girls ; to be added to the 
Edith Guerrier Fund. Received in 3 951. $25.00 

Also a gift from the Saturday Evening Girls; to be added to the 
Edith Guerrier Fund. Received in 1952. $40.00 

Also a gift from former library associates of Edith Guerrier; to 
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 $ 1 0,000, to be invested on interest, 
which interest is to be applied to the purchase of books published 
before 1850. I also give to said Public Library my own private li- 
brary and the portrait of my grandfather, Richard Devens." Be- 
quests accepted by City Council, July 31, 1877. Under authority 
of the Acts of 1900, Chapter 263, the Harris Collection was trans- 
ferred to the Central Library Building, and the Trustees v/eie 
authorized to spend the interest of the Harris Fund, under the con- 
ditions of the bequest, for books for this collection after its removal 
to the Central Library, providing that a sum equal to the yearly 
interest of the Harris Fund be spent each year by the Trustees for 
new books for the Charlestown Branch Library. $10,000.00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund — Bequest of THOMAS B. Harris, of Charles- 
town. Income to be used for general purposes of the Charlestown 
Branch Library unless otherwise ordered by the Trustees. Re- 
ceived in 1884. $3,345.52 



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

Heloise E. Hersey Fund — Bequest of Heloise E. Hersey, the in- 
come to be expended for the purchase of books, preferably those of 
recent issue that have veal 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 1945. $1,250.00 

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

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 lit to put it to." $6,062.50 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund — Extract from the will of Katherine 
KnaPP: "To the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of 
Boston, the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), to be known 
as the Arthur Mason Knapp Fund, of which the income only shall 
be used for the purchase of books for said library. And I hereby 
request that such books be designated with an appropriate label or 
inscription, bearing the name of the Fund." Received in 1914. 

$11,537.50 

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

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

Abbott Lawrence Fund — Bequest of Abbott Lawrence. The in- 
terest on this fund to be exclusively appropriated for the purchase of 
books having permanent value. Received in 1860. $10,000.00 

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

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund — Bequest of ELIZABETH Lewis, to be 
known as the Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund: "I give and bequeath to the 
Boston Public Library the sum of $5,000 as a fund, the income of 
which is to be used for the purchase of such old and rare books as 
shall be fitly selected to augment the collection known as the John 
A. Lewis Library." Received in 1903. $6,475.00 



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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 Boiton 
Public Library and its branch libraries. Received in 1951. 

$516.15 

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 Librar>^ Re- 
ceived in 1 896. $500.00 

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

$2,530.51 

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

Francis A. Morse Library Fund — Bequest of 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 lund 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, 1849, the interest on 
which is to be annually devoted to the maintenance of a free Pub- 
lic Library. " $20,000.00 

Henry L. Pierce Fund — Donation made by the HoN. Henry L. 
Pierce. Mayor of the Citv. 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 
14th 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 non fiction. $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- 
FlELD, who died in New York, January 17, 1 883, the interest to 
be paid to certain heirs during their lives, and then to be used for 
the purchase of books of permanent value. The last heir, Joseph 
Scholfield, died November 1 8, 1 889, and by his will bequeathed 
io 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 lo the fund given by his brother. 

$65,351.21 

Richard Black Sewall Fund — Extract from the v.ill of RiCHARD 
Black Sewall: "Tenlh: — 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. $18,838.31 

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 ht, 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 2 1 years and then to distribute said property among 
said issue, the issue of a deceased child to take the share a parent 
would have if living. 

"If there shall be no issue surviving at the time of my son's death, 
then to turn the said property into cash and to divide it equally 
among the follov.-ing 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 librarv material. 

$4,532.50 

James Jackson Storrov*' (Harvard '57) Fund — Gift of HelEN Stor- 
Rcw and Elizabeth Randolph Storrow as a memorial to 
James Jackson Storrow, Senior; income to be used for the purchase 
of Italian books. $30,312.50 

George Ticknor Fund — By the will of GeORGE TlCKNOR, of Boston, 
he gave to the City of Boston, on the death of his wife, all his books 
and manuscripts in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, about 
four thousand volumes, and also the sum of four thousand dollars. 
After the receipt of said sums the City is required to spend not less 
than one thousand dollars in every five years during the twenty-five 
years next succeeding (i.e., the income of four thousand dollars, at 
the rate of five per cent per annum) in the purchase of books in the 
Spanish and Portuguese languages and literature. At the end of 
twenty-five years the income of said sum to be expended annually in 
the purchase of books of permanent value, either in the Spanish or 
Portuguese languages, or in such other lamzuasres as may be deemed 
expedient by those having charge of the library. The books be- 
queathed or purchased are always to be freely accessible for refer- 
ence or study, but are not to be loaned for use outside of the library 
building. If these bequests are not accepted by the City, and the 
trusts and conditions faithfully executed, the books, manuscripts and 
money are to be given to the President and Fellows of Harvard 
College. In order that the City might receive the immediate benefit 
of this contribution, Anna Ticknor, widow of the donor, relinquished 
her right to retain during her life the books and manuscripts, and 
placed them under the control of the City, the City Council having 
previously accepted the bequests in accordance with the terms and 
conditions of said will, and the Trustees of the Public Library re- 
ceived said bequests on behalf of the City, and made suitable ar- 
rangements for the care and custody of the books and manuscripts. 
Received in 1871. $4,106.71 



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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, 1872, he left the residue of his estate, after pay- 
ment of debts, legacies, etc., in trust to his executors, to hold during 
the life of his wife for her benefit, and after her decease to divide 
the residue then remaining in the hands of the Trustees, as therein 
provided, and convey one-fifth part thereof to the Trustees of 
the Public Library of the City of Boston. 

By order of the City Council, approved May 17, 1872, said be- 
quest was accepted and the Trustees of the Public Library authorized 
to receive the same and invest it in the City of Boston Bonds, income 
of which is to be expended by said Trustees in such manner as they 
may deem for the best interests of the Library. $1 3,987.69 

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 m 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 Yoik, the income to be expended for the purchase of 
books. Received in 1939. $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. $59,939.39 

(In addition to the above Mr. Whitney created a trust, directing that 
of the net income seven hundred dollars a year be paid to the Trus- 
tees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, to be expended on 
bibliographic work for the benefit of the Library.) 
Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund — Established in October, 1913, through 
bequest of Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen Wilson. who 
died May 29, 191 I . Income to be used for the purchase of books. 

$1,118.00 



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RECAPITULATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS 



ELniily L. Ainsley Fund 

Victonne riiomas Artz Fund 

Joshua Bales Fund 

Benton Book Fund 

Benfoa Building Fund . 

Charles M. L. N. Bernard Fund . 

John P. Eigelow Fund 

Robert Charles Billings Fund 

Kate E. Blanchard Fund . 

.Boston Bock Fair 1938 Fur.cl 

J. Ingersoil Bowditch Fund . 

Caleb Davis 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 

Abram E. Cutter Fund 

John Deferrari Fund 

The Elizabeth Fund 

Daniel Sharp Ford Legacy Fund 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund . 

Franklin Club Fund . 

Mrs. iMary E. Gammons Memorial F 

Morris Gest Fund 

Samuel A. Green Fund 

Dr. Samuel Abbott Green Memorial Fund 

Edith Guerrier Fund .... 

Francis J. Hannigan Memorial Fund 

Charlotte Harris Fund 

Thomas B. Harris Fund 

Alfred Hemenway Fund 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund 

Hinsman Fund .... 

Franklyn P. Hyde Fund 

David P. Kimball Fund . 

Louis E. Kirstein Fund 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund 

I'rederic and Louise Lambert Fund 

B. J. Lang Memorial Fund . 

Abbott Lawrence Fund 

Edward L.awrence Fund 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund . 

Library Art Fund 

Charles G. Loring Memorial Fund 

Charles Mead Fund 

George \V. Moore Fund 

Francis A Morse Library Fund 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Fund 

Gardner O. North Fund 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund . 

John Boyle O'Reilly Fund . 

Jonathan F'hillips (Book) Fund . 

Jonathan Phillips (Maintenance) Fund 

Henry L. Pierce Fund 

Sarah E. Pratt Fund . 

Guilford Reed Fund . 

John Singer Sargent Fund . 



$222,440.34 

13,538.87 

50.0(X).0O 

1,080,658.67 

2,472,400.52 

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 

150.00 

108,842.14 

2,355.00 

4,805.65 

4,270.00 

5,136.77 

28,468.75 

6.000.00 

6.192.65 

1 .000.00 

500.00 

2,967.50 

2,037.17 

480,000.00 

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 

516.15 

500.00 

2,530.51 

217.00 

1,157.50 

600.00 

2,315.00 

11,781.44 

1,295.02 

10,000.00 

20.000.00 

6,365.93 

1,503.18 

1.157.50 

4.330.74 



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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 Slorrow (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 Furd (1936) 

George C. Wales Fund 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 

Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund . 

Total ..... 



$65.35121 
32,(JO0.0O 

18.8383 1 

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 
59,939.39 

1. 118.00 

.$5,227,904.15 



GIFTS RECEIVED DURING 1953 



For Immediate Use 

John F. Gadsby $50.00 

(for the purchase of recordings) 
Kiwanis Club of Roslindale-West Roxbury. Incorporated . . . 50,00 

(for the purchase of books, periodicals, and peunphlets pertaining to 

gardening and conservation, for the West Roxbury Branch Library) 
Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin Foundation 50.00 

(for the printing of two Albert H. Wiggin Memorial Purchase Prizes 

in connection with the annual exhibition of Boston Printraakers) 
Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 10.00 

(for the Print Department) 
Eliza Frissell 3.(X) 

(for the Print Department) 



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XI 

OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY 
AS OF DECEMBER 31. 1953 
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 Haraszti 



Supervisor of Personnel 

Assistant to the Supervisor of Personnel 

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

Information Office 

Chief of Information Office 

Exhibits Office 

Chief of Exhibits Office 



Elizabeth L Wright 
Pearl B. Smart 



Sarah M. Usher 
Elizabeth B. Boudreau 



The 



J. M 



annmg 



Di\ isioN OF Reference and Research Services 

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 

* Assistant-in-Charge 



Richard G. Hensley 

Marjorie G. Bouquet 

John M. Carroll 
Sarah W. Flannery 

Bradford M. Hill 

Zoltan Haraszti 

Arthur W. Heintzelman 

'•■"Ruth Michelson 



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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 
*Rita M. Desaulniers 

Harriet Swift 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Chief Librarian, Division of Home 
Reading and Community Services 



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

Supervisor of Home Readmg Services 
Deputy Supervisor, In Charge of Work 

with Children 
Deputy Supervisor, In Charge of Work 

with Adults 

Branch Librarians 

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



Vacant 

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



Ruth M. Hayes 
Christiana P. Jordan 
^Florence E. McManus 
Mary K. Harris 
Mary L. Gilman 
Gladys R. White 
Margaret A. Morgan 
Elinor D. Conley 
Dorothy N. Pitman 
Evelyn Levy 
Helen M. O'Leary 
Ellen C. Peterson 
Geraldine M. Altman 
Anne F. Coleman 
Annie Reis 



Assistant-in-Charge 



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Mattapaii 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant 

Neponset 
North End 
Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

South End 

Tyler Street Reading Room 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Bookmobile Librarian, Bookmobile I 
Bookmobile Librarian, Bookmobile II 

Chief of Book Selection for Flome 

Reading Services 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

for Home Reading Services 
Chief of Central Charging Records 
Chief of Open Shelf Department 
Chief of School Issue Department 
Assistant-in-Chaige of 

Branch Issue Department 

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



Theodora B. Scoff 
Mildred Kaufman 
Frances C. Lepie 
Marjorie A. Obenauer 

^■-Madalene D. Holt 
Geraldine D. Herrick 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary A. Hackett 
Mary M. O'Neill 
Marion R. Hei^zig 
Irene H. Tuttle 
Marion C. Kingman 

^Dorothy K. Becker 
Catherine P. Loughmaa 
Eleanora W. Chaplik 
Fanny Goldstein 
Pauline A. Walker 

Evelyn B. Marden 
Julia L. Miller 

Edna G. Peck 

Ethel M. Hazlewood 
^Ruth S. Cannell 
Grace B. Loughlin 
Beatrice M. Flanagan 

Bessie L. Doherty 

Virginia Flaviland 
Pauline Winnick 
Louisa S. Metcalf 



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 



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 W-^ith Children, 

Emerilus 



Business Branch 


Librarian, 


Emeritus 




Business Branch Librarian, 


Emeritus 




Chief of Book Pu 


rchasing Department, 


Emerilus 




Chief of Book Selection Department, 


Emeritus 




Chief of Book St 


ack Service. 


Emeritus 




Chief of Cataloging and Classification 


Department, E 


meritus 


Chief of History 


Department, 


Emeritus 




Chief of Main R 


eading 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 


Brancn Lioranan, 


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 
Dorothy M. Lovett 
William C. Maiers 
Christine Hayes 
William J. Ennis 
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 
Sara A. Lyon 
Margaret L McGovern 
Beatrice C. Maguire 
Clara L. Maxwell 
Carrie L. Morse 
Katherine S. Rogan 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Mary M. Sullivan 
Geneva Watson 
Rebecca E. Willis 



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Expenditures for Personnel: 

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

Sunday and evening, extra and other service 

Expenditures for Contractual Services: 

Communications ..... 

Light, heat, and power .... 
Professional and technical services . 
Recording and judicial services 
Removal and disposal of garbage and waste 
Repairs and maintenance of buildings and structures 
Repairs and servicing of equipment 
Transportation of persons .... 
Miscellaneous contractual services . 

Expenditures for Supplies and Materials: 

Automotive 

Building 

Heating 

Household 

Medical and hospital 

Office 

Firefighling 

Public works . 

Miscellaneous 

Books: 

City appropriation $197,024.38 

Trust funds income 37,115.77 



$2,170,107.11 

3 1 5,787.78 $2,465,894.89 



$16,364.38 

61,160.99 

6.765.87 

2,075.00 

78.00 

113,456.13 

6,372.07 

4.228.24 

21.622.21 



$5.65 

8.661.21 

1 1 ,828.22 

10,787.39 

205.32 

38,279.04 

207.92 

190.46 

12,438.75 



234.140.15 



232,122.89 



Manuscripts: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Periodicals: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Newspapers : 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Microfilms: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Posters, prints, photostats, maps: 
City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Recordings: 

City appropriations 
Trust funds income 

Films: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Miscellaneous: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Carried forrvard . 



$1 ,300.00 



$18,916.79 
3,536.63 



$3,628.97 
1.619.74 



$13,424.70 
551.44 



$1,568.56 
523.06 



$5,026.86 
54.26 



$9,979.65 



$10,568.63 
2,493.41 



1 ,300.00 



22,453.42 



5,248.71 



13,976.14 



2,091.62 



5.081.12 



9.979.65 



13,062.04 389,936.81 
$3,107,954.59 



193] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 3), 1953 



Receipts from: 

General appropriation 1953 . . . . . 

Income from Trust Funds . . . . . 

Jjunes L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Gifts for Immediate Use: 

John F. Gadsby $50.00 

Kiwanis Club of Roslindale-West Roxbury, 

Incorporated 50.00 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggins Foundation 50.00 
Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 10.00 

Eliza Frissell 3.00 



$3,276,768.93 

54,512.89 

700.00 



163.00 $3,332, 1 44.82 



Carried forward 



$3,332,144.62 



[941 



STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forward ...... 

Expenditures for Current Charges and Osugations: 
Insurance ....... 

Rents 



Expenditures for Equipment: 

Electrical and mechanical machinery and equipment 

Engineering and scientific equipment 

Firefighting equipment 

Household furniture and equipment 

Office furniture and equipment 

Miscellaneous equipment 

Construction of Buildings and Opjcinal Equipment 
AND Furnishings Thereof . . . . 



$3,107,954.59 


$882.40 




61,585.92 


62.468.32 


$79337 




261.80 




279.00 




2,169.72 




12,336.06 




1.823.93 


17.663.88 



102,206.67 



Special Items: 

Trust funds income, scholarships $400.00 

Trust funds income, sick benefits 250.00 

Trust funds income, miscellaneous 2,366.94 

Gifts for Immediate Use: 

Director's Fund $58.93 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 43.50 

Friends of Polish Culture of Boston .47 

John F. Gadsby 48.44 
Kiwanis Club of Rosiinda!e-W est 

Roxbury, Incorpora'ed 49.06 
Northern New England District Interna- 
tional Ladies' Garment Workers 50.00 
Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 

Foundation 50.00 



Binding Department: 

Salaries .... 

Comraunlcat'ons 

Light, heat, and power 

Repairs and servicing of equipmsnl 

Transportation of persons 

Miscellaneous contractual services . 

Household supplies and materials . 

Office supplies and materials 

Miscellaneous supplies and materials 

Ppjnting Department: 
Salaries 

Communications 
Li^ht. heat, and power 
Repair and servicing of equipment 
Miscellaneous contractual services 
Automotive supplies and materials 
Oifice supplies and materials 
Miscellaneous supplies and materials 

Carried forward 



$3,016.94 



300.40 



$95,658.92 

1.40 

74.70 

166.76 

1.50 

105.98 

108.63 

36.73 

9,035.29 



$25,770.13 

.10 

8.30 

273.55 

466.04 

11.00 

182.04 

15.204.88 



3.317.34 



I05.189.9f 



41.916.04 
$3,440,716.75 



195] 

AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1953 



Brought forrvard 
Balance Brought Forv.'ard from 1952 
Trust Funds income . 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 
Gifts for Immediate Use : 

Allston Chapter 126 of the Women olf 
the Moose 

Anonymous A 

Anonymous B 

Mrs. Anne V. Becker 

Centennial Anniversary Fund 

Anne Cooper 

Directors Fund 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 

Friends of Polish Culture of Boston 

Hiram C. Merrill 

Northern New England District Inter- 
national Ladies' Garment ^'orkers 

Helen O. Storrow 

Lucien E. Taylor 



General Appropriation .... 

Central Library Building Roof Construction 
Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment 

and Furnishings Thereof 
Revenue on Hand ..... 





$3,332,144.82 




$36,479.08 




8,529.40 


$3.00 




4.45 




100.00 




5.00 




178.00 




.97 




59.09 




45.50 




.47 




55.00 




50.00 




9,868.42 




100.00 


10,469.90 



37,174.82 
560.05 

139,608.04 

781.19 233,602.48 



Carried forward 



$3,565,747.30 



[96] 



STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought fonvarJ 
Amounts Paid Into the City Treasury: 
Fines ..... 
Sales of Publications . 
Payments for lost boolcs and damages 
Commission on coin locks 
Sales of waste paper . 
Miscellaneous receipts 
Commission on telephone stations 
Miscellaneous fees 

Balance, December 31, 1953: 

Trust Funds income . . . . . 

James L. ^^hitney Bibliographic Account 
Gifts for Immediate Use: 

Allston Chapter 126 of the Women 
of the Moose 

Anonymous A 

Anonymous B 

Anne V. Becker 

Centennial Anniversary Fund 

Anne Cooper 

Director's Fund 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 

Eliza Frissell 

John F. Gadsby 

Kivvanis Club of Roslindale-West-Roxbury, 
Incorporated 

Hiram C. Merrill 

Helen O. Storrow 9, 

Lucien E. Taylor 



$3,440,716.75 



$3.00 

4.45 

100.00 

5.00 

178.00 

.97 

.16 

12.00 

3.00 

1.56 

.94 
55.00 

868.42 
100.00 



Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment 
and Furnishings thereof 

General appropriation: 

Amount carried forward to 1954 

Surplus Credit Balance .... 

Income on hand ..... 

Balance to Treasury, City of Boston: 
Central Library Roof Construction 

To Balance . . . • • 



$41,668.78 
843.67 
2.050.00 
564.% 
334.97 
606.45 
721.22 
5.564.35 



$40,780.72 
9,229.40 



10,332.50 



37,40137 

25.181.72 
763.60 
946.37 



52.354.40 



124,635.66 



560.05 
$3,618,266.86 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1953 



Brought fonvard 






$3,565,747.30 


Receipts from: 


Fines $41,655.80 


Sales of publications . 






846.99 


Payments for lost books and damages 






2,072.35 


Commission on telephone stations 






72122 


Commission on com locks . 






564.% 


Sales of waste paper . 






342.75 


Miscellaneous fees 






5,700.00 


Miscellaneous receipts 






615.4! 52,519.53 



To balance 



$3.6l8266.Qd 



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