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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1954 



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 

Term expires April 30, 1958 

LEE M. FRIEDMAN 

Term expires April 30, 1959 



MILTON E. LORD 
Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 

I — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1954 ... 1 

II — Appropriations and Expenditures for Personnel, 

1930-1954 3 

III — Appropriations and Expenditures for Books . 10 

IV — Personnel 14 

V — Book Stock 27 

VI — Use of Books, Films, and Recordings ... 38 

VII — The Catalogs 42 

VIII — Printing and Binding 43 

IX — Programs and Exhibitions 44 

X — Trust Funds 69 

XI — Officers of the Library, as of December 31, 1954 85 

Financial Statement 89 



[1] 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930-1954 

Total Expenditures, 1930 - 1954 





FROM ANNUAL 


FROM SPECIAL 


FROM 


FROM 






CITY 


CITY 


INCOME OF 


GIFTS FOR 




TEAR 


APPKOPRIATION 


APPROPRIATION 


TRUST FUNDS ] 


IMMEDIATE USE TOTAL 


1930 


$1,132,520.06 


$237,962.11 


$22,796.21 





$1,393,278.38 


1935 


1,139,114.88 


36,295.49 


24,496.50 




1,199,906.87 


1940 


1,232,633.01 


52,930.24 


128,403.69 


$88.80 


1,414,055.74 


1945 


1,309,615.79 




42,695.41 


387.68 


1,352,698.88 


1950 


2,573,781.32 


66,786.08 


61,030.37 


2,706.48 


2,704,304.25 


1951 


2,873,124.15 


28,298.65 


39,274.94 


558.55 


2,941,256.29 


1952 


3,038,232.65 


50,401.34 


36,124.77 


117.53 


3,124,876.29 


1953 


3,287,998.43 


102,206.67 


50,211.25 


300.40 


3,440,716.75 


1954 


3,246,066.55 




63,484.48 


1,015.60 


3,310,566.63 



Distribution of Expenditures from Annual City Appropriation, 

1930 - 1954 



YEAR 


SALARIES 
AND WAGES 


BOOKS AND OTHER 
LIBRARY MATERIALS 


ALL OTHER 
ACCOUNTS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$809,530.41 


$159,999.97 


$162,989.68 


$1,132,520.06 


1935 


912,339.26 


99,233.95 


127,541.67 


1,139,114.88 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


57,499.94 


129,397.67 


1,232,633.01 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


81,701.74 


163,570.33 


1,309,615.79 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


147,498.16 


316,511.82 


2,573,781.32 


1951 


2,275,545.61 


226,628.41 


370,950.13 


2,873,124.15 


1952 


2,392,393.76 


222,753.05 


423,085.84 


3,038,232.65 


1953 


2,607,323.94 


260,138.54 


420,535.95 


3,287,998.43 


1954 


2,656,821.65 


259,372.41 


329,872.49 


3,246,066.55 



Distribution of Expenditures from Special City Appropriations, 1930 - 1954 





CENTRAL LIBRARY 


BRANCH 


RELIEF 


CENTRAL 






FOUNDATIONS 


LIBRARIES 


PROJECTS 


LIBRARY 






ROOF CONSTRUCTION 


NEW 


(WPA, ETC.) 


BUILDING 




TEAB 


AND IMPROVEMENTS 


BUILDINGS 




REMODELING 


TOTAL 


1930 


$206,391.46 


$31,570.65 






$237,962.11 


1935 


4,867.40 


5,705.30 


$25,722.79 




36,295.49 


1940 


14,743.24 




38,187.00 




52,930.24 


1945 












1950 


214.61 


66,571.47 






66,786.08 


1951 




28,298.65 






28,298.65 


1952 




50,401 .34 






50,401.34 


1953 




102,206.67 






102,206.67 


1954 













[21 
Distribution of Expenditures from Income of Trust Funds, 1930 - 1954 



1930 $22,466.21 $180.00 $150.00 $22,796.21 

1935 22,264.83 1,602.67 629.00 24,496.50 

1940 124,618.89 2,070.00 1,714.80 128,403.69 

1945 41,370.31 481.65 843.45 42,695.41 

1950 60,530.37 100.00 400.00 61,030.37 

1951 38,749.94 225.00 300.00 39,274.94 

1952 35,724.77 400.00 36,124.77 

1953 47,863.82 250.00 2,097.43 50,211.25 

1954 60,872.61 2,211.87 400.00 63,484.48 



Distribution of Expenditures from Gifts for Immediate Use, 1930 - 1954 

BOOKS AND OTHER 
YEAR LIBRAHT MATERIALS 

1930 

1935 

1940 $88.80 

1945 387.68 

1950 2,706.48 

1951 558.55 

1952 117.53 

1953 300.40 

1954 1,015.60 



3] 



II 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1930-1954 

Total Appropriations and Expenditures for all Personnel, 1930 - 1954 



TEAB 


AMOUNT 
APPROPRIATED 


AMOUNT 
EXPENDED 


UNEXPENDED 
BALANCE 


1930 
1935 
1940 


$812,000.00 

915,000.00 

1,065,000.00 


$809,530.41 

912,339.26 

1,045,735.40 


$2,469.59 

2,660.74 

19,264.60* 


1945 
1950 


1,065,000.00 
2,110,000.00 


1,064,343.72 
2,109,771.34 


656.28 
228.66 


1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 


2,278,850.00 
2,450,000.00 
2,604,925.93 
2,617,700.00 


2,275,545.61 
2,392,393.76 
2,607,323. 94§ 

2,656,821.6511 


3,304.391 
57,606. 24t 



* $18,775.53 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 

t $3,304.39 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 

t $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 was transferred from unexpended balances in other accounts of the Library. 
II To take care of the commitments above the amount appropriated for 1954, the sum of 

$39,121.65 was transferred from unexpended balances in other accounts of the Library 

and of another City department. 



Changes Year by Year in Total Expenditures for all Personnel, 

1930 - 1954 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OF 




FOR SALARIES AND WAOES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


Y£AB 


FOR ALL PERSONNEL 


PRECEDING TEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.26 






1930 


809,530.41 


+5.1% 


+5.1% 


1935 


912,339.26 


+ 11.0% 


+ 18.3% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


+ 1.2% 


+35.7% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


+0.5% 


+38.2% 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


+4.0% 


+ 173.8% 


1951 


2,275,545.61 


+7.3% 


+ 195.3% 


1952 


2,392,393.76 


+4.9% 


+210.5% 


1953 


2,607,323.94 


+8.2% 


+238.3% 


1954 


2,656,821.65 


+ 1.9% 


+244.8% 



Changes Year by Year in Total Expenditures for Regular Service 
(FuLL-TiME Personnel), 1930 - 1954 



1929 
1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OP 


FOR S.'^LARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


FOR REGULAR SERVICE 


PRECEDING TEAR 


$663,747.98 




694,183.74 


+4.6% 


799,271.34 


+ 17.1% 


954,292.69 


+ 1.1% 


940,227.10 


+0.8% 


1,838,560.39 


+4.1% 


1,975,774.57 


+6.9% 


2,080,801.84 


+5.1% 


2,290,464.50 


+9.0% 


2,353,575.31 


+2.7% 



% OF 

CHANGE 

FROM 1929 



+ 4.6% 

+20.4% 
+43.8% 
+41.6% 
+ 176.8% 
+197.6% 
+213.4% 
+244.9% 
+254.4% 



[4] 

Changes Year by Year in Total Expenditures for Extra Service 
(Part-time Personnel, Etc.), 1930 - 1954 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OF 




FOR SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR EXTRA SERVICE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 






1930 


112,214.67 


+7.8% 


+7.8% 


1935 


96,330.61 


-13.8% 


-7.4% 


1940 


89,517.71 


+4.3% 


-11.6% 


1945 


120,536.62 


-1.1% 


+ 15.8% 


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% 


1954 


303,246.34 


-4.5% 


+ 191.57o 



[5] 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 

PERSONNEL, 1954 

Summary by Divisions 



Administrative Offices 








Regular Service 




$114,156.31 




Extra Service: 








Part-time Service 


$8,017.29 






Evening and Holiday Service 


211.52 






Sunday Service 


703.74 


8,932.55 




Total Expenditures for Administrative Offices 




$123,088.86 


Division of Home Reading and Community Services 




Regular Service 




$1,160,215.99 




Extra Service: 








Part-time Service 


$150,491 .41 






Evening and Holiday Service 


563.52 






Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 








By the Hour 


6,826.93 






Evening and Holiday Service 


16,320.59 






Sunday Service 


5,825.93 


180,028.38 




Total Expenditures for Division of Home 




Reading and Community Services 






1,340,244.37 


Division of Reference and Research Services 






Regular Service 




$561,428.74 




Extra Service: 








Part-time Service 


$54,707.32 






Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 








Evening and Holiday Service 


40.93 






Sunday Service 


13,563.64 


68,311.89 




Total Expenditures for Division of 








Reference and Research Services 






629,740.63 


Division of Business Operations 








Regular Service 




$517,774.27 




Extra Service: 








Part-time Service 


$255.58 






Evening and Holiday Service 


4,242.54 






Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 








Evening and Holiday Service 


24,544.37 






Sunday Service 


13,072.02 






Sunday Service 


37.51 


42,152.02 




Total Expenditures for 






Division of Business Operations 






559,926.29 


Miscellaneous Services 








Storytelling 




$3,612.00 




Stereopticon Operator 


Services 


209.50 




Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous 




3,821.50 


Total Expenditures for all Personnel 


$2,656,821.65 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, 

1954 



EVENING AND 
REGULAR PART-TIME HOLIDAY SUNDAY TOTAL 

SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE 



Director's Office $47,404.18 $22.06 S10.54 $47,436.78 

Personnel Office 29,778.10 $268.63 22.85 30,069.58 

Information Office 13,628.07 7,748.66 128.65 666.45 22,171.83 
Office of Records, Files, 

Statistics 12,890.91 5.75 12,896.66 

Exhibits Office 10,455.05 32.21 26.75 10,514.01 

I, 

Total Expenditures for 

Administrative Offices $114,156.31 $8,017.29 $211.52 $703.74 $123,088.86 



[7] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF HOME READING AND 

COMMUNITY SERVICES 



Executive Staff 
Audio-Visual Department 
Book Selection Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Cataloging and Classification 

Department 
Central Charging Records 
Open Shelf Department 
School Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 

Total Expenditures for 
Division of Home 
Reading and Com- 
munity Services 

Branch Libraries 
Adams Street 
Allston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
City Point 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
Egleston Square 
Faneuil 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point 
Lower Mills 
Mattapan 
Memorial 
Mt. Bowdoin 
Mt. Pleasant 
Neponset 
North End 
Orient Heights 
Parker Hill 
Phillips Brooks 
Roslindale 
South Boston 
South End 

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

Total Expenditures for 
Branch Libraries 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$58,072.80 
21,786.41 
19,280.73 
32,856.61 

30,791.33 
74,628.27 
87,780.29 
22,661.53 
812,358.02 



P.\RT-TIME 
SERVICE 

$736.81 
3,176.01 

3,513.37 

1,155.91 

8,898.77 

9,667.77 

5,089.69 

118,253.08 



janitorial and 

cleaning: evening, 

by the hour holiday and 
and evening sunday 
and holiday service 



— $560.95 



3,093.91 



2,734.59 



$23,147.52 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$58,809.61 
25,523.37 
19,280.73 
36,369.98 

31,947.24 
86,620.95 

100,182.65 
27,751.22 

953,758.62 



$1,160,215.99 $150,491.41 $23,147.52 $6,389.45 $1,340,244.37 



$30,558.65 
26,981.01 
25,166.62 
31,610.24 
13,493.02 
29,836.58 
29,958.52 
25,103.82 
24,502.84 
28,999.75 
25,281 . 14 
24,715.26 
27,325.08 
14,825.03 
14,735.26 
31,093.95 
20,012.58 
24,462.74 
14,692.23 
13,757.37 
26,056.44 
14,331.58 
28,209.52 
11,826.51 
29,405.53 
21,692.53 
20,732.01 
10,609.55 
30,004.19 
22,531.35 
37,809.44 
33,617.55 
19,243.46 
18,995.94 
10,180.73 



$7,024.63 
1,734.61 
3,566.60 
4,244.23 
3,524.46 
4,368.15 
3,004.66 
2,625.34 
3,938.74 
5,192.36 
2,856.03 
3,256.28 
2,894.91 
3,918.11 
1,704.48 
3,562.39 
2,818.80 
2,872.83 
2,142.61 
3,100.99 
3,545.83 
2,164.21 
3,122.12 
2,094.83 
3,216.66 
4,186.06 
3,195.58 
2,582.05 
5,270.84 
3,297.10 
4,648.95 
3,095.06 
5,165.66 
4,316.92 



$1,724.96 



2,010.67 
1,136.09 



1,324.13 

615.92 
1,485.48 

755.30 

1,110.11 

99.81 

683.67 

1,672.96 

832.95 



858.12 
1,056.94 
2,241 , 67 
1,239.67 
1,565.41 

645.11 



987.10 
1,101.45 



$39,308.24 
28,715.62 
30,743.89 
36,990.56 
17,017.48 
34,204.73 
34,287.31 
27,729.16 
29,057.50 
35,677.59 
28,892.47 
29,081.65 
30,319.80 
18,743.14 
17,123.41 
36,329.30 
23,664.33 
27,335.57 
16,834.84 
17,716.48 
30,659.21 
18,737.46 
32,571.31 
15,486.75 
33,267.30 
25,878.59 
23,927.59 
13,191.60 
35,275.03 
25,828.45 
43,445.49 
37,814.06 
24,409.12 
23,312.86 
10,180.73 



$812,358.02 $118,253.08 $23,147.52 



— $953,758.62 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND 
RESEARCH SERVICES, 1954 



Executive Staff 

Book Selection Department 

Book Stack Service 

Cataloging and Classification 
Department 

Fine Arts Department 

General Reference Department 

History Department 

Music Department 

Periodical and Newspaper 
Department 

Print Department 

Rare Book Department 

Science and Technology De- 
partment 

Statistical Department 

Teachers Department 

Kirstein Business Branch 

Total Expenditures for 
Division of Reference 
and Research Services 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$28,214.11 

7,368.27 

102,998.99 

100,197.60 
36,420.02 
30,361.03 
21,982.00 
13,126.60 

36,664.50 
18,443.89 
37,970.92 

37,847.02 
22,100.09 

17,847.45 
49,886.25 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 



$21,324.36 

5,936.06 
4,240.54 
3,083.50 
572.10 
2,604.91 

5,028.75 

54.63 

1,012.34 

4,010.19 
1,899.59 
1,112.85 
3,827.50 



JANITORIAL A>fD 

cleaning: 
evening and sunday 
holiday service 



$417.58 

5,046.19 

36.00 

1,390.29 

925.60 

405.77 

507.86 

1,961.45 
30.79 

871.58 

941.92 
502.11 
526.50 



$40.93 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$28,631.69 

7,368.27 

129,369.54 

106,169.66 
42,050.85 
34,370.13 
22,959.87 
16,239.37 

43,654.70 
18,529.31 
39,854.84 

42,799.13 
24,501.79 
19,486.80 
53,754.68 



,428.74 $54,707.32 



$40.93 $13,563.64 $629,740.63 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS 
OPERATIONS, 1954 



JANITORIAL AND EVENING, 



Business Office 

Shipping and Receiving 
Section 

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

Mechanical Service 

Cleaning Service 
Printing Department 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$37,369.69 

8,271.95 

6,151.45 

26,325.95 

98,226.84 
47,257.45 
57,549.82 

172,622.51 
42,962.00 
21,036.61 



Total Expenditures for 

Division of Business $517,774.27 
Operations 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 



cleaning: 
evening and 

HOLIDAY 



$255.58 



$25,995 . 36 
11,621.03 



HOLIDAY AND 

SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



2,645.06 
50.76 

151.51 
48.01 
52.78 

774.45 



449.20 



TOTAL 
8EKVICH 



$108.28 $37,477.97 



10,917.01 
6,202.21 
26,477.46 
98,274.85 
47,310.23 
58,579.85 

198,617.87 
54,583.03 
21,485.81 



$255.58 $37,616.39 $4,280.05 $559,926.29 



EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES, 1954 



Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 



$3,612.00 
209.50 



Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous 

Services $3,82 1 . 50 



RECAPITULATION, 1954 



Regular Service 






Full-time Members of the Staff 




$2,353,575.31 


Extra Service 






Part-time 


$213,471.60 




Evening and Holiday Service 


5,017.58 




Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 






By the Hour 


6,826.93 




Evening and Holiday Service " 


40,905.89 




Sunday Service 


13,072.02 




Sunday Service 


20,130.82 


299,424.84 






Miscellaneous Services 






Storytelling 


$3,612.00 




Stereopticon Operator 


209.50 


3,821.50 






Total Expenditures for all Personnel 


$2,656,821.65 



10 



III 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 

City Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and 
Other Library Materials, 1930-1954 

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 150,000 

1951 230,000 

1952 217,500 

1953 277,500 

1954 262,875 



Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 

1930 - 1954 



TEAR 


FROM 
CITT FUNDS 


FHOM INCOME 
or TRUST FUNDS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$159,999.97 


$22,466.21 


$182,466.18 


1935 


99,233.95 


22,264.83 


121,498.78 


1940 


57,499.94 


124,618.89 


182,118.83 


1945 


81,701.74 


41,370.31 


123,072.05 


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 


260,138.54 


47,863.82 


308,002.36 


1954 


259,372.41 


60,872.61 


320,245.02 



11 



Expenditures for Books 


AND Other Librj 
1935 - 1954 


KUY Materials 


BY Divisions, 


TEAB 


DIVISION OP 

HOME HEADING 

AND COMMUNITY 

SERVICES 


DIVISION OF 

KEFERENCB AND 

RESEARCH 

SERVICES 


ENTIRE 

LIBRARY 

SYSTEM 


1935 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$72,440.78 
1,335.89 


$26,793.17 
20,928.94 


$99,233.95 
22,264.83 


Total 


$73,776.67 


$47,722.11 


$121,498.78 


1940 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$56,100.44 
9,305.14 


$1,399.50 
115,313.75 

$116,713.25 


$57,499.94 
124,618.89 


Total 


$65,405.58 


$182,118.83 


1945 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$78,211.92 
1,553.76 


$3,489.82 
39,816.55 

$43,306.37 


$81,701.74 
41,370.31 


Total 


$79,765.68 


$123,072.05 


1950 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$140,501.56 
724.25 


$6,996.60 
59,806.12 

$66,802.72 


$147,498.16 
60,530.37 


Total 


$141,225.81 


$208,028.53 


1951 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$188,960.79 
870.49 


$37,667.62 
37,879.45 

$75,547.07 


$226,628.41 

38,749.94 


Total 


$189,831.28 


$265,378.35 


1952 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$179,773.80 
1,214.18 


$42,979.25 
34,510.59 

$77,489.84 


$222,753.05 
35,724.77 


Total 


$180,987.98 


$258,477.82 


1953 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$186,795.45 
1,615.11 


$73,343.09 
46,248.71 

$119,591.80 


$260,138.54 
47,863.82 


Total 


$188,410.56 


$308,002.36 


1954 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$190,767.93 
1,039.64 


$68,604.48 
59,832.97 


$259,372 .41 
60,872.61 


Total 


$191,807.57 


$128,437.45 


$320,245.02 



12 



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

1930 - 1954 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 



TOTAL 

EXPENDITURES 
FROM CITY FUNDS 

$1,132,520.06 
1,139,114.88 
1,232,633.01 
1,309,615.79 
2,573,781.32 
2,873,124.15 
3,038,232.65 
3,287,998.43 
3,246,066.55 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 

LIBRARY MATERIALS 

FROM CITY FUNDS 

$159,999.97 

99,233.95 

57,499.94 

81,701.74 

147,498.16 

226,628.41 

222,753.05 

260,138.54 

259,372.41 



PERCENTAGES 

OF EXPENDITURES 

FOR BOOKS 

14.12% 
8.11% 
4.66% 
6.24% 
5.73% 
7.86% 
7.33% 
7.87% 
7.99% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures, 

1930 - 1954 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 




FROM CITY FUNDS 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


PERCENTAGES 


AND TRUST FUNDS 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


OF EXPENDITURES 




AND TRUST FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,155,316.27 


$182,466.18 


15.79% 


1,163,611.38 


121,498.78 


10.44% 


1,361,036.70 


182,138.83 


13.38% 


1,352,311.20 


123,072.05 


8.85% 


2,634,311.69 


208,028.53 


7.90% 


2,911,874.09 


265,378.35 


9.10% 


3,073,957.42 


258,477.82 


8.41% 


3,335,862.25 


308,002.36 


9.23% 


3,306,939.16 


320,245.02 


9.69% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1954 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES 




TOTAL EXPENDITURES 










AND WAGES 




FOR BOOKS 








TEAR 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


% 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$809,530.41 


84% 


$159,999.97 


16% 


$969,530.38 


100% 


1935 


912,339.26 


90% 


99,233.95 


10% 


1,011,573.21 


100% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


95% 


57,499.94 


5% 


1,103,235.34 


100% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


93% 


81,701.74 


7% 


1,146,045.46 


100% 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


93% 


147,498.16 


7% 


2,257,269.50 


100% 


1951 


2,275,545.61 


91% 


226,628.41 


9% 


2,502,174.02 


100% 


1952 


2,392,393.76 


91% 


222,753.05 


9% 


2,615,146.81 


100% 


1953 


2,607,323.94 


91% 


260,138.54 


9% 


2,867,462.48 


100% 


1954 


2,656,821.65 


91% 


259,372.41 


9% 


2,916,194.00 


100% 



[13] 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1954 





TOTAL EXPENDITUREa 
FOB SALARIES 




TOTAL EXPENDITURES 










AND WAGES 




FOR BOOKS 










FROM CITY FUNX>8 




FROM CITY FUNDS 








YEAR 


AND TRUST FUNDS 


% 


AND TRUST FUNDS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$809,710.41 


82% 


$182,466.18 


18% 


$992,176.59 


100% 


1935 


913,941.93 


88% 


. 121,498.78 


12% 


1,035,440.71 


100% 


1940 


1,047,805.40 


85% 


182,118.83 


15% 


1,229,924.23 


100% 


1945 


1,064,825.37 


90% 


123,072.05 


10% 


1,187,897.42 


100% 


1950 


2,109,871.34 


91% 


208,028.53 


9% 


2,317,899.87 


100% 


1951 


2,275,770.61 


90% 


265,378.35 


10% 


2,541,148.96 


100% 


1952 


2,392,393.76 


90% 


258,477.82 


10% 


2,654,527.01 


100% 


1953 


2,607,573.94 


89% 


308,002.36 


11% 


2,915,576.30 


100% 


1954 


2,659,033.52 


89% 


320,245.02 


11% 


2,979,278.54 


100% 



Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1954 



YEAR 

1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 



REQUESTED 
FOR SALARIES 
AND WAGES 

$812,000.00 
937,187.75 
1,096,830.57 
1,065,000.00 
2,110,000.00 
2,278,850.00 
2,491,083.00 
2,604,925.93 
2,617,700.00 



% 

84% 
86% 



88% 
93% 
90% 
86% 
87% 
87% 



REQUESTED 

FOR BOOKS 

AND OTHER 

LIBRARY MATERIALS 

$150,000.00 
150,000.00 
150,000.00 
150,000.00 
150,000.00 
263,000.00 
195,000.00 
395,000.00 
402,500.00 



% 

16% 

14% 
12% 
12% 
7% 
10% 
14% 
13% 
13% 



$962,000.00 
1,087,187.75 
1,246,830.57 
1,215,000.00 
2,260,000.00 
2,541,850.00 
2,886,083.00 
2,999,925.93 
3,020,200.00 



% 

100% 
100% 
100% 
100%, 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 



14 



IV 



PERSONNEL 



Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1929 - 1954 



1929 
1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES AND 




TOTAL PERSONNEL 

AS OF 




WAGES FOR ALL 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31ST 


% OP CHANGE 


PERSONNEL 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


$770,367.26 




602 




809,530.41 


+5.1% 


644 


+7.0% 


912,339.26 


+ 18.3% 


687 


+ 14.1% 


1,045,735.40 


+35.7% 


632 


+5.0% 


1,064,343.72 


+38.2% 


620 


+2.9% 


2,109,771.34 


+ 173.8% 


752 


+24.9% 


2,275,545.61 


+ 195.3% 


753 


+25.1% 


2,392,393.76 


+210.5% 


740 


+22.9% 


2,607,323.94 


+238.3% 


748 


+24.3% 


2,656,821.65 


+244.8% 


716 


+ 18.9% 



Cost and Number of Regular Service, 1929 - 1954 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




TOTAL NUMBER OF 
REGULAR SERVICE 






FOR SALARIES AND 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR REGULAR 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31ST 


% 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% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+20.4% 


571 


+20.2% 


1940 


954,292.69 


+43.7% 


543 


+ 14.3% 


1945 


940,227.10 


+41.6% 


516 


+8.6% 


1950 


1,838 560.39 


+ 176.8% 


584 


+22.2% 


1951 


1,975,774.57 


+ 197.6% 


618 


+30.1% 


1952 


2,080,801.84 


+213.4% 


603 


+26.9% 


1953 


2,290,464.50 


+244.9% 


647 


+36.2% 


1954 


2,353,575.31 


+254.4% 


579 


+21.9% 



Cost and Number of Extra Service (Part-Time Personnel, Etc.), 

1929 - 1954 









TOTAL EXTRA SERVICE 










PERSONNEL IN TERMS 










OP EQUIVALENT OF 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 






FOR SALARIES AND 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR EXTRA 


% OP CHANGE 


DECEMBER 3l8T 


% OF CHANGE 


YEAH 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 




127 




1930 


112,214.67 


+7.8% 


132 


+3.9% 


1935 


96,3.30.61 


-7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


1940 


89,517.71 


-13.9% 


89 


-29.9% 


1945 


120,536.63 


+ 15.8% 


104 


-18.1% 


1950 


271,210.95 


+ 160.6% 


168 


+32.3% 


1951 


299,771.04 


+ 188.2% 


125 


-1.6% 


1952 


311,591.92 


+ 199.5% 


137 


+7.9% 


1953 


316,859.44 


+204.6% 


101 


-24.5% 


1954 


303,246.34 


+ 191.5% 


137 


+7.9% 



[15] 
DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS, 1929-1954 

DEC. 3t DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 19.53 1954 

General Administrative Offices 14 11 13 22 26 27 24 

Division of Business Operations 119 138 127 112 138 147 132 

Circulation Division 210 254 257 237 256 

Division of Home Reading and 

Community Services ^ — 322 286 

Reference Division 132 160 183 143 168 

Division of Reference and 

Research Services ■ 151 137 

Total 475 563 580 514 588 647 579 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1954 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1953 1954 

Executive Department 11 . 

Editor's Department 1 

Training Class 2 ■ 

Training Office - — • 2 

Director's Office 11 13 6 9 8 7 

Exhibits Office 3 3 

Information Office 6 6 5 3 

Personnel Office 5 7 7 7 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 3 4 4 4 

Total 14 11 13 22 26 27 24 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1954 

DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1953 1954 

Division of Business Operations, 

Executive Staff 5 5 — - — ^ 

Business Office 3 6 9 8 

Auditor's Department 5 

Auditing Department 5 5 

Accounting Department 7 7 7 7 

Ordering Department 13 

Book Purchasing Department 17 17 15 18 16 16 

Book Preparation Department 9 15 12 

Stock Purchasing Department 2 2 2 

Supply Room — — — 4 — — 

Stock and Supplies Section — ■ 2 2 

Shipping Department 3 3 2 3 - — 

Shipping and Receiving Section — — — ■ 3 2 

Bindery Department 31 - — - — 

Binding Department 35 34 26 26 25 24 

Printing Department 6 6 6 6 5 5 2 

Engineers Department 41 - — 

BuUdings Department — 45 39 38 45 50 44 

Cleaners 23 20 16 13 15 15 15 

Total 119 138 127 112 138 147 132 



[16] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1954 
DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1953 1954 

Circulation Division, Executive Staff 8 9 8 14 

Division of Home Reading and 

Community Services, Executive Staff — ■ 14 12 

Audio-Visual Center* • I 7 

Audio-Visual Department 7 8 



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

Book Selection Department 

Central Charging Records t 
Registration Department t 

Open Shelf Department 

Children's Department 
Young People's Room 

School Issue Department 

Branch Libraries: 
Adams Street 1| 
Allston 
Andrew Square 

Boylston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Egleston Square H 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Kirstein 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mount Bowdoin 

Mount Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 



25 



26 



21 









5 


1 












6 


8 


9 


7 








10 


9 


9 


8 






2 


2 


3 


5 


5 








8 


9 


28 


22 








6 


7 


23 


21 


8 


5 
















5 


4 


4 


— § 








8 


5 


8 


6 

8. 


5 

8 


4 


8 


8 


7 


7 


7' 


7 


4 


5 


5 




Name changed to 
Washington Village 




4 


5 


7 


Name changed to Connolly 


7 


6 


7 


7 


7 


7 


5 


8 


9 


9 


6 


8 


7 


8 


2 


4 


4 


4 


5 


5 


4 


7 


8 


8 


7 


8 


8 


7 








7 


8 


8 


7 


6 


7 


7 


6 


7 


7 


6 


11 


11 


10 


8 


8 


8 
8 


8 
8 


3 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


7 


6 


7 


6 Closed March 15, 1949 


7 


7 


7 


6 


7 


6 


6 


6 


5 


6 


5 


8 


8 


6 


3 


5 


6 


6 


5 


4 


4 




3 


4 


Closed July 1, 


1940 




3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


5 


9 


10 


9 


9 


8 


8 


9 


12 


11 


8 


8 


6 


5 


7 


6 


6 


6 


7 


7 


6 


3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


4 


3 


3 


8 


10 


10 


8 


9 


10 


7 


3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


3 


8 


8 


7 


7 


7 


7 




3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


2 



§ Became Children a Section. Open Shelf Department, 
Jl Branch Library opened August 29, 1951. 
if Branch Library opened July 8, 1953. 



17 



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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1953 1954 

Roslindale 5 7 7 7 6 8 7 

Roxbury Crossing 4 4 Qosed July 1, 1938 

South Boston 8 8 7 4 5 6 5 

South End 8 7 6 5 6 6 5 

Tyler Street Reading Room** 4 4 3 3 

Uphams Corner 10 9 10 8 8 8 7 

Washington Village 6 7 6 5 

West End 9" 9 9 9 10 9 9 

West Roxbury 6 8 8 7 9 8 8 

Bookmobile Ift 5 5 

Bookmobile IlJt 5 5 

Hospital Library Service §§ 4 2 

Total 210 254 257 237 256 322 286 

** Closed as Branch Library July 1, 1938; re-opened as Reading Room December 7, 1951. 
tt Service began February 20, 1950. 
jt Service began February 20, 1952. 
§§ Service began June 4, 1953. 

Note: Cleaners and Junior Building Custodians assigned to Branch Libraries are included. 



[18] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1954 
DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1953 1954 

Reference Division, Executive Staff 6 11 3 6 

Division of Reference and Research 

Services, Executive Staff ' 5 

Book Selection Department 2 • 

Book Selection Department, Reference <, <, ^ 

Division 2. l Z 

Book Selection Department, Division 

of Reference and Research Services ^ 2 

Catalog Department 19 

Shelf Department 15 ' 

Cataloging and Classification Depart- ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ 

Registration Department 8 9 10 

Issue Department 36 40 ^^ ~1Z "Z ~7^ ~Z. 
Book Stack Service 38 4b 3b 30 

Information Department 5 6 9 t 

Open Shelf Department + 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals ^^ "~T ~ ZZ IZ ZZ ZI 

Genealogical Department 1 

Bates Hall Reference Desk 5 ° 

Bates Hall Centre Desk -— - 7 4 

Main Reading Room 

General Reference Department i" i^ » ' 

Newspaper Department • 2 — — — • — 

Periodical Department ^ , , in q o Q « 

Periodical and Newspaper Department lU S J J S 

Special Libraries Department 19 

Fine Arts, Rare Book, and Technologj^ 

Departments . 
Technology, Fine Arts, and Music 

FiSTrDCtmeat gl [9| !» ^ ,0 9 9 

Music Department _ , ^ m m in « o q q 

Science and Technology Department [4] ^J _ _ _ _ _Z 

Patent Department roi o « s o o « 

Rare Book Department [3 J 8 » » J » » 

Print Department 3 4 4 4 

Teachers Department 13 3 4 4 4 

Statistical Department 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 

History Department 2 5 5 5 

Kirstein Business Branch ZZ -11 — -— — — — 

Total 132 160 183 143 168 151 137 

* Transferred to Circulation Division March 1, 1940. 

t Transferred to General Administrative Offices July 1, 1940. 

X Transferred to Circulation Division July 1, 1940. 

Note: Cleaners assigned to Kirstein Business Branch are included. 



[19] 

DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY CATEGORIES, 
DECEMBER 31, 1954 

Library Workers 

General Officers . 13 

Assistant to the Director 3 

Bookmobile Librarian 2 

Branch Librarian 28 

Chief of Department . . . ' 17 

Curator 1 

Readers Advisor 3 

Assistant-in-Charge 11 

Administrative Assistant 4 

Adults Librarian 17 

Book Preparation Librarian 1 

Book Purchasing Librarian 1 

Book Selection Librarian 1 

Cataloger and Classifier 3 

Children's Librarian 20 

Hospital Librarian 1 

Reference Librarian 7 

School Librarian 1 

Young Adults Librarian 2 

Assistant, 5th Step 3 

Adults Assistant 9 

Book Preparation Assistant 1 

Cataloger 2 

Children's Assistant 1 

Executive Assistant 2 

Reference Assistant 5 

Young Adults Assistant 1 

Assistant, 4th Step 1 

Assistant (Professional Library Service) 99 

Probationary Assistant 63 

Assistant (Sub-Professional Library Service) 93 

Unclassified Assistant 38 

Unclassified Assistant (Military Substitute) , . 5 

Total 459=* 

* This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent 
on Military Leave on December 31, 1954 and for whom there were no 
MUitary 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 9 

— 24 



— 7 



— 4 



[20] 

Linotype Operator 1 

Pressman, Cylinder 1 

— 2 

Stenographer 1 

Fire Prevention Inspector 1 

Senior Building Custodian 16 

Junior Building Custodian 16 

Watchman 2 

Housekeeper 1 

Assistant Housekeeper 1 

Cleaner 26 

Head Electrician 1 

Electrician 2 

Electrician's Helper 1 

Working Foreman of Carpenters 1 

Carpenter 2 

Working Foreman of Painters 1 

Painter 3 

Furniture Finisher 1 

Engineer, 3rd Class Stationary 2 

Steamfitter 1 

Machinist's Helper 1 

Mason 1 

Elevator Operator 2 

— 83 

120 

Library Workers 459 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 120 

Total 579=^ 

* This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent 
on Military Leave on December 31, 1954 and for whom there were no 
Military Substitutes. 



[21] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE BIBLIOTHECAL SERVICE 

The Sub-Professional Library Service 

as of October 1, 1951 

The Non-Technical Library Service 

Extra Assistant (by the hour only) 

High school student 75 cents per hour 

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

1st year of employment 80 cents per hour 

2nd year of employment 85 cents per hour 

3rd and subsequent years of employment . . 90 cents per hour 

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 Un- 
classified Assistant employed by the week and to an Assistant 
in the Sub-Professional Library Service or to a Probationary 
Assistant and an Assistant in the Professional Library Service 

as of April 1, 1953 

The Non-Technical Library Service 

Unclassified Assistant (by the week) (Steps 1-3) . . , $2410-$2560 

Assistant (Steps 4-10) 2610- 2910 

Assistant (Steps 11-15). ......... 2960-3160 



The Professional Library Service 

as of April 1, 1953 

The Technical Library Service 

Probationary Assistant (Steps 1-5) $3010-$3260 

Assistant (Steps 1-3) 3260- 4260 

Adults Assistant (Step 4) 4260- 4510 

Audio-Visual Assistant (Step 4) 4260- 4510 

Book Preparation Assistant (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 

School Library Assistant (Step 4) 4260- 4510 

Young Adults Assistant (Step 4) 4260- 4510 



22 



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 (St^p 5) 
Cataloger and Classifier (Step 5) 
Children's Librarian (Step 5) 
Extension Librarian (Step 5) 
Hospital Librarian (Step 5) 
Reference Librarian (Step 5) 
School Librarian (Step 5) 
Young Adults Librarian (Step 5) 

The Specialist Service 



4510- 
4510- 
4510- 
4510- 
4510- 
4510- 
4510- 
4510- 
4510- 
4510- 
4510- 
4510- 
4510- 



4760 
4760 
4760 
4760 
4760 
4760 
4760 
4760 
4760 
4760 
4760 
4760 
4760 



Curator . 
Readers Advisor 



$4860-$5360 
4860- 5360 



Specialist activities 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 

The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department $4860-$5360 

Branch Librarian 4860- 5360 

Bookmobile Librarian 4860- 5360 

Other Officers 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



23 



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 



$4860- $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 
48.00- 60.50 
55.50- 68.00 
65.50- 80.00 



Carpenter, Working Foreman $70 . 50-$87 . 00 

Carpenter 68.00- 83.50 

Electrician, Head 70.50-87.00 

Electrician 68.00- 83.50 

Electrician's Helper 58.00-70.50 

Painter, Working Foreman 70.50-87.00 

Painter 68.00- 83.50 

Furniture Finisher 68.00-83.50 

Engineer, 3d Class Stationary 68.00-83.50 

Steamfitter 68.00-83.50 

Machinist's Helper 58.00-70.50 



Mason 
Mason's Helper 



68.00- 83.50 
58.00- 70.50 



Fire Prevention Inspector 65 . 50- 80 . 00 

♦Senior Building Custodian 63.00-76.50 

*Junior Building Custodian 53 . 00- 65 . 50 



*Watchman 



53.00- 65.50 



Elevator Attendant 53.00-65.50 

Elevator Operator 53.00-65.50 

Housekeeper 48.00- 60.50 

Assistant Housekeeper 45 . 50- 58 . 00 

Cleaner 43.00- 55.50 



The Mechanical Service — Printing and Binding 

as of May 1, 1953 



Chief . . 

as of May 4, 1954 

Foreman 

Finisher (Special) 

Finisher 

Forwarder 

Apprentice Bookbinder .... 

Sewer, Working Forewoman 

Sewer 

Apprentice Sewer 



$5350- $5850 



97.81 
97.25 
93.75 
93.75 
93.75 
58.63 
51.13 
51.13 



46.88- 



38.63- 



* To individuals whose regular work schedule is set entirely 
between the hovrs of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. there will be paid 
a differential to the amount of 10% as compensatory adjustment 
for such night work. 



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as of September 6, 1954 

Linotype Operator $96.25 

Pressman, Cylinder 96.25 

Pressman, Job 96.25 



TRAINING COURSES, 1949-1954 

1949-50 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 



Individuals taking courses 

Total enrollment in all courses 

Passing grades 

Withdrawals 

Cases of incompleted work 

Failures 

Percentage of courses passed 



129 


151 


109 


109 


121 


148 


178 


137 


138 


187 


100 


134 


93 


94 


141 


18 


27 


28 


29 


28 








1 








30 


17 


15 


15 


18 


68% 


75% 


68% 


68% 


75< 



[25] 



ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1954 



EXAMINATION 

Sub-Professional Library 
Service 
General Paper 

Professional Library 
Service 
General Paper 
French Paper 
German Paper 
Italian Paper 
Spanish Paper 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 



369 (72%) 145 (28%) 



.68 (57%) 
67 (86%) 
13 (57%) 
10 (91%) 
7 (47%) 



51 (43%) 

10 (14%) 

10 (43%) 

1 ( 9%) 

8 (53%) 



QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS, 1954 
The Professional Library Service 



EXAMINATION 



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

Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — Branch 

Libraries (Q) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 

17 (81%) 

10 (91%) 
12 (75%) 

11 (79%) 
14 (82%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

4 (19%) 
1 ( 9%) 
4 (25%) 

3 (21%) 

3 (18%) 



The Sub-Professional Library Service 



EXAMINATION 



Book Ordering (Q) 
Book Preparation (Q) 
Book Shelving (Q) 
Elementary Classification (Q) 
Elementary Information 

Sources (Q) 
Filing and the Organization of 

Files (Q) 
Registration and Charging 

Procedures (Q) 
Boston Public Library — Central 

Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — Branch 
Libraries (Q) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 

9 ( 50%) 

17 ( 89%) 
30 ( 81%) 

18 (100%) 

12 ( 75%) 
11 ( 85%) 
10 ( 71%) 

8 ( 42%) 

9 ( 82%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

9 (50%) 
2 (11%) 
7 (19%) 
( 0%) 

4 (25%) 

2 (15%) 

4 (29%) 

11 (58%) 

2 (18%) 



PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1954 



514 (100%) 



119 (100%) 
77 (100%) 
23 (100%) 
11 (100%) 
15 (100%) 



TOTAL 

21 (100%) 
11 (100%) 

16 (100%) 

14 (100%) 

17 (100%) 



TOTAL 

18 (100%) 

19 (100%) 
37 (100%) 

18 (100%) 

16 (100%) 

13 (100%) 

14 (100%) 

19 (100%) 
11 (100%) 



EXAMINATION 

Advanced Languages — French (II) 
Advanced Languages — German (II) 
Boston Public Library — History (III) 
Cataloging (IV) 
Classification (V) 
Fine Arts — General Field (III) 
Library Administration (V) 
Literature — General Field (III) 
Literature for Children (IV) 
Literature for Young Adults (IV) 
Public Library as an Institution (I) 
Social Sciences and Historj'^ — General 

Field (II or III) 
Work with Children (V) 
Work with Young Adults (V) 
Special Field — Subject Knowledge (IV) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 



100%) 
100%) 
100%) 

50%) 

0%) 

100%) 

0%) 

89%) 
100%) 

60%) 

90%) 

50%) 
100%) 

80%) 
100%) 



0%) 

0%) 

0%) 

50%) 

100%) 
0%) 

100%) 

11%) 

0%) 
40%) 
10%) 



2 ( 100%) 

3 ( 100%) 

1 ( 100%) 

2 ( 100%) 
1 ( 100%) 

1 ( 100%) 

2 ( 100%) 
9 ( 100%) 

3 ( 100%) 
5 ( 100%) 

10 ( 100%) 



50%) 6 ( 100%) 

0%) 1 ( 100%) 

20%) 5 ( 100%) 

0%) 1 ( 100%) 



26] 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1954 



John IVI. Carroll 



B. Gertrude Wade 
A. Phyllis Freeman 

Rhoda Blacker 
Elizabeth F. Howard 
May C. McDonald 

Louis Rains 
Bridie P. Stotz 

Edward F. Lunny 
George W. Patterson 

William F. Quinn 
Richard G. Appel 
William B. Gallagher 
Dorothy N. Pitman 



Chief Librarian, Division of Home Read- 
ing and Community Services 

Book Selection Librarian 
Young Adults Librarian 

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

Reference Assistant 
Young Adults Assistant 

Senior Building Custodian 
Senior Building Custodian 

Superintendent of Buildings, Emeritus 
Chief of Music Department, Emeritus 
Chief of Printing Department, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1954 



Francis J. Gough 
John A. Williams 
Ralph H. Mann 
Dorothy N. Pitman 
Joseph J. Conway 
William B. Gallagher 
John L. McNally 
William F. Quinn 
Richard G. Appel 
Catherine C. Kelly 
William A. Swan 
May L. Crosby 
Chester A. S. Fazakas 
Rebecca Millmeister 



After 
After 
After 
After 
After 
After 
After 
After 
After 
After 
After 
After 
.\fter 
After 



19 years 
21 years 

23 years 

24 years 
27 years 

27 years 

28 years 
30 years 

32 years 

33 years 
37 years 
40 years 
53 years 
53 years 



of service 
of service 
of service 
of service 
of service 
of service 
of service 
of service 
of service 
of service 
of service 
of service 
of service 
of service 



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BOOK STOCK 

TOTAL NUMBER OF VOLUMES IN THE LIBRARY AS OF 
DECEMBER 31, 1954 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library 1,299,201 

Kirstein Business Branch 41,714 

Totalfor Division 1,340,915 1,340,915 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Open Shelf Department 55,003 

School Issue Department 41,304 

Branch Issue Department 60,558 

Branch Libraries 

Adams Street 18,500 

Allston 19,384 

Brighton 23,192 

Charlestown 16,849 

City Point 12,528 

Codman Square 19,701 

ConnoUv 18,093 

Dorchester 18,522 

East Boston 16,882 

Egleston Square 16,509 

Faneuil 19,570 

Hyde Park 20,431 

Jamaica Plain 17,445 

Jeffries Point 9,365 

Lower Mills 12,763 

Mattapan 23,774 

Memorial 14,685 

Mt. Bowdoin 15,867 

Mt. Pleasant 10,306 

Neponset 10,315 

North End 15,019 

Orient Heights 10,111 

Parker Hill 16,969 

Phillips Brooks 8,481 

Roslindale 20,258 

South Boston 13,378 

South End 15,886 

Tyler Street Reading Room . . 7,215 

Uphams Corner 18,546 

Washington Village 15,652 

West End 25,790 

WestRoxbury 21,384 

Bookmobile I 14,905 

Bookmobile II 14,177 

Hospital Library Service .... 6,490 

Total for Branch Libraries . . . 558,942 558,942 
Total for Division 715,807 715,807 

Total for Entire Library System 2,056,722 



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BOOK STOCK 

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



1862-53 

1853-54 

1854-55 

1855-56 

1856-57 

1857-58 

1858-59 

1859-60 

1860-61 

1861-62 

1862-63 

1863-64 

1864-65 

1865-66 

1866-67 

1867-68 

1868-69 

1869-70 

1870-71 

1871-72 

1872-73 

1873-74 

1874-75 

1875-76 

1876-77 

1877-78 

1878-79 

1879-80 

1880-81 

1881-82 

1882-83 

1883-84 

1884-85 

1885 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896-97 

1897-98 

1898-99 

1899-1900 

1900-01 

1901-02 

1902-03 

1903-04 



9,688 
16,221 
22,617 
28,080 
34,896 
70,851 
78,043 
85,031 
97,386 
105,034 
110,563 
116,934 
123,016 
130,678 
136,080 
144,092 
152,796 
160,573 
179,250 
192,958 
209,456 
260,550 
276,918 
297,873 
321,010 
345,734 
360,963 
377,225 
390,982 
404,221 
422,116 
438,594 
453,947 
460,993 
479,421 
492,956 
505,872 
520,508 
536,027 
556,283 
576,237 
597,152 
610,375 
628,297 
663,763 
698,888 
716,050 
746,383 
781,377 
812,264 
835,904 
848,884 



1904-05 

1905-06 

1906-07 

1907-08 

1908-09 

1909-10 

1910-11 

1911-12 

1912-13 

1913-14 

1914-15 

1915-16 

1916-17 

1917-18 

1918-19 

1919-20 

1920-21 

1921-22 

1922-23 

1923-24 

1924-25 

1925 

1926 

1927 

1928 

1929 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

1936 

1937 

1938 

1939 

1940 

1941 

1942 

1943 

1944 

1945 

1946 

1947 

1948 

1949 

1950 

1951 

1952 

1953 

1954 



871,050 
878,933 
903,349 
922,348 
941,024 
961,522 
987,268 
,006,717 
,049,011 
,067,103 
,098,702 
,121,747 
,139,682 
,157,326 
,173,695 
,197,498 
,224,510 
,258,211 
,284,094 
,308,041 
,333,264 
,363,515 
,388,439 
,418,489 
,442,802 
,475,743 
,526,951 
,572,802 
,631,422 
,654,017 
,673,609 
,682,848 
,693,335 
,700,681 
,693,688 
,704,729 
,714,923 
,720,605 
,734,516 
,732,395 
,719,983 
,733,000 
,757,095 
,770,414 
,811,806 
,832,173 
,870,428 
,924,640 
,960,922 
,011,358 
,056,722 



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



[29] 

ACCESSIONS, 1954 

The following statistics include materials received in 1954; thej- do 
not include materials received in earlier years, but processed only in 
1954. 

Classification of Accessions, 1954 

SOURCE NO. OP VOLUMES 

By purchase 102,098 

By gift and exchange . " . . . . 38,384 

By binding of newspapers .... 24 

By binding of serials 5,613 

146,119 

Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books 
AND Other Library Materials, 1954 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

From City Appropriation $68,604.48 

From Trust Funds income 59,832.97 



$128,4.37.45 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation $190,767.93 

From Trust Funds income 1,039.64 191,807.57 

$320,245.02 



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

From Citv Appropriation 12,462 

From Trust Funds income 6,394 18,856 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation 82,819 

From Trust Funds income 423 83,242 

102,098 



Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Division of Home Reading 
AND Community Services, 1950-1954 











TOTAL NUMBER 










OF VOLUMES 




NUMBER OF 




NET INCREASE 


DIVISION OP HOME 




VOLUMES 


NUMBER OF 


OR DECREASE IN 


READING AND COM- 


TEAR 


DISCARDED 


VOLUMES ADDED 


NUMBER OF VOLUMES 


MUNITY SERVICES 


1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 


44,861 
59,101 
51,523 
56,121 
46,013 


69,993 
100,303 
73,301 
89,427 
74,030 


+25,132 
+41,202 
+21,778 
+33,306 
+28,017 


591,504 
632,706 
654,484 
687,790 
715,807 



[30] 

A SELECTION OF NOTABLE PURCHASES, 1954 

BOOKS 
Early Printed Books 

Alberti, Leone Battista. L'Architettura. Florence, 1550. 

Apuleius Madaurensis. Metamorphoseon libri xi. Venice, 1521. 

Benzoni, Girolamo. La historia del mondo nuovo. [Venice, 1565.] 

Boccaccio, Giovanni. La louenge et vertu des nobles et cleres 
dames. Paris, 1493. 

Boethius, Anicius. Libro de la consolacion de la philosophia. Seville, 
1518. 

Delachamps, Jacques. Histoire general des plantes. 2 v. Lyon, 
1615. 

Deacon, John. Dialogicall discourses of spirits. London, 1601. 

[Eusebius, Pamphili] supposed author. Das buch der geschictedes 
grossen Alexanders. [Strassburg] 1493. 

Gengenbach, Pamphilus. Von ainem Waldbriider der wie er un- 
derricht gibt Bapst Kaiser Kiinig und alien standen. Augs- 
burg, 1522. 

Great Britain. The lawes against witches. London, 1645. 

Jacobus de Voragine. Legenda aurea. Augsburg, c. 1475. 

Llibeck, c. 1480. 

Lyon, 1487. 

Nuremberg, 1488. 

La Harpe, Jean Francois. Abrege de I'histoire generale des voyages 
. . . dans les pays ou les voyageurs ont penetre. 33 v. 
Paris, 1780-1801. 
Mason, James. Anatomic of sorcerie. London, 1612. 
Nunez de Avendafio, Pedro. Aviso de ca^adores y de caga. Alcala 

de Henares. 1543. 
L'Orme, Philibert de. Le premier tome de Tarchitecture. Paris, 

1567. 
Petrarca, Francesco. Triumphus damoris. Sonnetti. Venice, 

1491-92. 
Sacra rappresentazioni. 9 v. : 

II Malatesta. Rappresentazione . . . Santa Caterina da 

Siena. Siena, c. 1580. 
Abraam et Sarra. Siena, n.d. 
Ester. Siena, n.d. 
Santa Agata. Siena, 1644. 
Santa Agnese. Firenze, 1588. 
Santa Caterina. Firenze, 1581. 
San Francesco. Siena, n.d. 
Santa Uliva. n.p., n.d. 
Festa della nativita di Christo. Siena, n.d. 
Turneussers, Leonhardt. Von der magia schwartzen Zeuberkunst. 
Notopyrgen, 1591. 

Americana 

Brice, James. Reminiscences of ten years' experience on the western 
plains. Kansas City [1905]. 



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Cook, Darius B. Six months among the Indians, wolves and other 
wild animals, in the forests of Allegan County, Michigan, 
Niles, Mich., 1889. 

[Davies, Henry Eugene] Ten days on the plains. New York [1871] 

De Barthe, Joseph. The life and adventures of Frank Grouard. 
St. Joseph [1894] 

Du Bois, John Van Deusen. Campaigns in the West, 1856-1861. 
Tucson, 1949. 

Duniway, Abigail Scott. Captain Gray's company; or, Crossing 
the plains. Portland, Oregon, 1859. 

Du Pont, Samuel Francis. Extracts from the private journal-letters 
. . . while in command of the Cyane, 1846-48. Wilming- 
ton, 1855. 

The Fort Sutter Papers. [New York, 1921] 

Frost, Griffen. Camp and prison journal, embracing scenes in 
camp, on the march, and in prisons. Quincy, 111., 1867. 

Grierson, Benjamin Henry. Special orders . . . Nov. 13, 1886 
— Nov. 20, 1888. Santa Fe, 1886-1888. 

McCarty, John. A thanksgiving sermon, preached in the National 
Palace, City of Mexico, on Sunday, October third, 1847. 
Mexico, 1847. 

Mooso, Josiah. The life and travels of Josiah Mooso. Winfield, 
Kansas, 1888. 

Robinson, Fayette. Reminiscences of a campaign in Mexico. 
Nashville, 1849. 

Shaw, Pringle. Ramblings in California. Toronto [c. 1860] 

Smith, Ashbel. An address delivered in the City of Galveston on 
the 22d of February, 1848. Galveston [1848] 

U. S. War Dept. Information respecting the movements of the 
expedition which lately ascended the Missouri River. Wash- 
ington, 1826. 

Illustrated Books 

Bible. O.T. Song of Solomon. Le cantique des cantiques; illus. 

de INIarianne Clouzot. Paris, 1951. 
Callot, Jacques. Les grands miseres de la guerre. Paris, 1633. 
Cervantes, Saavedra, Miguel de. Don Quichotte de la Manche; 

ill. de Louis Jou. 4 v. Paris, 1950. 
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle. La naissance du jour; ill. de Luc-Albert 

Moreau. [Paris, 1932] 
Un conte par jour, ou la semaine du grand papa. 7 v. Paris, 18 — ? 
Frenaud, Andre. Poemes de Brandenbourg; ill. par Jacques Villon. 

Paris, 1947. 
Goll, Ywan. Elegie dThp^tonga; ill. de Picasso. Paris [1949] 
Kokoschka, Oskar. Die traeumenden Knaben. Wien, 1908. 
MacOrlan, Pierre. Les jeux du demi-jour, avec Uthographies de 

Vertes. Paris, 1926. 
Le Miriiton, nos. 1-188, October 1885-March 1896. 3 v. Paris. 
Poppelmann, Matthaeus Daniel. Vorstellung und Beschreibung 

des . , . Zwinger-Gartens Gebauden, oder der . . . 

Orangerie zu Dresden. [Dresden] 1729. 
Pons, Joseph S^bastien. Concert d'ete, poemes; gravures de Aristide 

Maillol. Paris, 1945. 



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Tasso, Torquato. La Gerusalemme liberata. Venice, 1745. 
Vergilius Maro, Publius. Les Georgiquez; illus. de Aristide Maillol. 
3 V. Paris, 1937-44. 

MANUSCRIPTS 

Medieval 

Aldegatus, Marcus Antonius. In Cynthiam. [Milan ? 1476-83] 

Antiphonarium. 14th century. Cologne. 

Bible. O.T. Psalms. [Psalter for monastic use] Flanders, 14th 

century. 
Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual. Hours. [Book of hours of 

the Sarum use. England, early 14th century] 
Office of the Passion. [Officium passionis domini nostri 

Jesu Christi. Italy, c. 1330] 
[La Passion de notre seigneur Jesus Christ. Northern France, c. 

1470] 
Raymundus, of Wiener Neustadt. Summa. [Germany, 14th 

century] 
Antiphonarium. Six leaves from a 14th century Italian manuscript. 
Five single leaves from French and Itahan manuscripts, 14th and 

15th centuries. 

Miscellaneous 

Bunker, Samuel. Journal of a voyage from Nantucket towards the 

South Seas and elsewhere. [Nantucket . . . Sept. 13, 

1837 — March 4, 1831] 
Whahng. 53 letters and 3 documents relating to whaHng out of the 

port of New London. 1832-1836. 
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. 55 letters, 1854-1908. 
Rothenstein, Sir WilHam. 22 letters. 1894-1906. 
Zakarija ibn Muhammad, al Kazwini. [Ajaib-al mahlouquat wa 

gharaib-al-mawjou-dat. Persia, c. 1570] 

Reproductions 

Duft, Johannes. Irish miniatures in the Foundation Library of 

St. Gall. Olten, 1954. 
Oeuvre Nationale pour le Reproduction de Manuscrits, Bruxelles. 

Le Breviaire de Phihppe le Bon. 2 v. Bruxelles, 1929. 
Theatrum sanitatis, codice 4182 della R. Biblioteca Casantense. 

2 V. Rome, 1940. 

Prints 
Afro, Basaldella. 

Composition, lithograph. 
Amen, Irving. 

Three woodcuts : Italian Landscape, Scandal, Venice Remembered. 
Arri, Pierluigi. 

Two etchings: Crocefissione, Nude Figure. 
Barlach, Ernst. 

Six woodcuts: Dance of Death, Elderly Couple in Storm, The 

Foundling, Transfiguration of God (2), 2\co Illustrations for 

Goethe. 



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Bartolini, Luigi. 

A7ina and Emma, etching. 
Bengtz, Ture. 

Prayer, lithograph, four states. 
Bernhardt, John. 

Three woodcuts: Torso, Backyard, Bridge Approach. 
Buhot, FeHx. 

The Cabstand, etching. . 
Camphgi, Massimo. 

Four Hthographs: Diaholo, Jeu de fils, Seated Woman, The 

Weaver. 
Casorati, FeHce. 

The Orphans, hthograph. 
Chagall, Marc. 

Six etchings: Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh, Moses before 

Pharaoh, The Golden Calf, Abraham and the Three Angels, 

Grief, Moses and Angel. 
Ciarrochj, Arnaldo. 

Woman with Cat, lithograph. 
De Chirico, Giorgio. 

Four lithographs: Castore, I Figli delV Arconte, Ippolito, 

Retoma all Sponda. 
De Pisis, Filippo. 

La Vita e Misera, lithograph. 
Derain, Andre. 

Woman with Earring, lithograph. 
Drewes, Werner. 

Five woodcuts: The Cove, Diana (two states), Pears, Pensive. 
Erni, Hans. 

Two lithographs: Omega, Team. 
Flory, Arthur. 

Two Owls, Hthograph. 
Forain, Jean-Louis. 

Le bon Feu, etching. 
Goldstein, Milton. 

Tomato Plants, etching. 
Kollwitz, Kaethe. 

One etching: Peasant Revolt. Five lithographs: Plowers, 

Weavers, Tod Greift in Eine Kinder schar, Tod in Wasser, Aus des 

Todes. Two woodcuts: Memorial, Tod mit Madche im Schoss. 
Landeck, Armin. 

Two etchings: Stair Hall, Subway Station. 
La Regina, Guido. 

Composition, color linoleum cut. 
Loffredo, Silvio. 

Rudolf e Marglari, etching. 
Mirko. 

The Dove, lithograph. 
Moreau, Luc-Albert. 

Eight, Nine, Ten, hthograph. 
Moy, Seong. 

Lovers in Flight, color woodcut. 



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Music, Antonio. 

Four lithographs: Cavalli che Passane, Fish, Ida, Ritratto. 
Pascin, Jules, 

Cendrillon, color etching. 
Pechstein, H. M. 

Eight woodcuts, untitled in portfolio. 
Pierce, Danny. 

Fish in Nets, etching and aquatint; In the fields, color woodcut. 
Pierce, Leona. 

Child on Stilts, woodcut. 
Poulbot, Francisque. 

Four lithographs: Journee de Paris 1915, Journee de Paris 

1917, Journee de Pouli, Emprunt National. 
Quastler, Gertrude. 

Three woodcuts: Light and Shade, No. 1, Light and Shade, No. 

2, Dream. 
Redon, Odilon. 

Tentation de St. Antoine, hthograph, three prints. 
Santomaso, Guiseppe. 

The Window, lithograph. 
Spruance, Benton. 

Fortune Teller, lithograph. 
Steinlen, Theodore. 

Four lithographs: Les Beiges ont Faim, Journee serve, Office 

de Renseignement, Les Prissoniers Russes. 
Turner, Janet. 

Two linoleum cuts : Bulldogging Block, Sweet Corn. One serigraph : 

Pelicans. 
Unwin, Nora. 

Four wood-engravings: Gourd Vine, Peaceable Kingdom, The 

Game, Warm Afternoon. 
Villon, Jacques. 

Dance an Moulin Rov^e, lithograph, four prints. 
Weddige, Emil. 

The Trumpet, lithograph. 
Whistler, James McNeill. 

Two etchings: Sketching, No. 1, The Punt. 
Yunkers, Adja. 

Gathering of the clans, color woodcut. 
Zighera, Francoise. 

Le Jongleur de Notre Dame, color woodcut, four states. 



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A SELECTION OF NOTABLE GIFTS, 1954 
BOOKS AND OTHER MATERIALS 

Adlow, Dorothy. 

White Africans and black, by Caroline Singer and Cyi'us Le 

Roy Baldridge. 

Old Charleston: twenty-four woodcuts, by Charles W. Smith. 
Allen, Fred. 

Treadmill to oblivion. Autographed by the author. 
Almy, Mrs. George O. 

The Ring, 1929 to 1953, inclusive. 
American Genealogical Index. 

Six hundred and eighteen microcards of the genealogy columns 

of the Boston Transcript, 1904-1941. 
American Legion, North End Post No. 53. 

A collection of forty-two volumes and pamphlets for the North 

End Branch Library. 

Besant, James J. 

A collection of forty-nine volumes on economics, home building 

and care, language study, chemistry and other sciences. 
Boston Browning Society. 

A collection of thirty-eight volumes for the Browning Collection. 
Buxton, Frank W. 

A collection of one hundred and seventeen volumes and 

pamphlets for the Judaica Collection. 
Clark, Lester L. 

A collection of eighty-six volumes and pamphlets, including 

bibliographical, historical, and literary material. 

Darby, Waitt. 

A collection of forty-six volumes of tax services and similar 
material published by Commerce Clearing House. 
Dichter, Harry. 

Handbook of American sheet music: second series, compiled 

and edited by Harry Dichter and Bernice Larrabee. 
Seven songs for the harpsichord, by Francis Hopkinson. (1788.) 
Reproduced from the original work by Albert Saifer . . 
1954. 
An introduction to the singing of Psalm-tunes, in a plain and 
easy method, with a collection of tunes in three parts, by 
John Tufts. Facsimile reprint of the 5th edition. 
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. 

Wall Street Journal. April 1947 to December 1952. 
Feinberg Foundation. 

Ninety issues of The Conservator, published in Philadelphia, 
1895-1916. Given in memory of Horace and Anne Mont- 
go merie Traubel. 
Friedman, Lee M. 

A collection of one hundred and seventy volumes and pam- 
phlets, including works on history, literature, and Judaica. 



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Guerrier, Edith. 

A collection of miniature books, including a forty-volume 
edition of Shakespeare's works, Bibles, and miscellaneous 
works, and an index to the collection. 

Hynes, Honorable John B., Mayor of Boston. 

The European Odyssey of John B. Hynes, Mayor of Boston. 
From Boston to Beirut via the Middle East with John B. Hynes, 
the Mayor of Boston. 

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. 

One hundred and sixty-four volumes on insurance and eco- 
nomics, including one hundred and thirty-four volumes of the 
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social 
Sciences. 

Moore, Merrill. 

A collection of nine volumes and pamphlets by or about Merrill 
Moore. 

Papadopoulos, G. Maria P. 

Archives of Pontos. Volumes 1-17. In Greek. 

Chronicles of Pontos. Parts 1-22. In Greek. 

Samples of popular music of the Pontos, by Georbeis M. Pavlos 

Papadopoulos. 

Perkins, Mrs. John Carroll. 

A collection of eighty-eight volumes, pamphlets, and photo- 
graphs on various subjects. 

Riley, Dr. Augustus. 

A collection of one hundred and jfifty-one issues of magazines, 
including Life, Fortune, U. S. News and World Report, and the 
National Geographic. 

Shubow, Rabbi Joseph S. 

Temple B'nai Moshe dedication book, published in honor of the 
dedication of the new Temple and the testimonial to Rabbi and 
Mrs. Joseph S. Shubow. 1954. Four copies. 

Temple Israel. 

Growth and achievement: Temple Israel, 1854-1954, edited by 
Arthur Mann. Thirteen copies. 

Films and Recordings. 

Anonymous. 

A collection of twenty-eight long-playing recordings, Columbia 
Masterworks and Entre series, for the Charlestown Branch 
Library. 

Boston Chamber of Commerce. 

Boston: city of yesterday and tomorrow, a film sponsored by 
the Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Boston Chamber of 
Commerce. 

Bornstein, Bernard. 

A collection of sixty-six recordings, both albums and long- 
playing, including compositions of Beethoven, Brahms, 
Prokofiev, Tschaikovsky, and others. 

Klatsky, Arthur L. 

A collection of one hundred and thirty-four recordings in 
twenty-four albums, including compositions of Liszt, Strauss, 
Tschaikovsky, Bizet, and others. 



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Mauran, John. 

A collection of twenty-four recordings, including excerpts from 
H. M. S. Pinafore and Cavalleria Rusticana. 

Pennsylvania College for Women. 

Twenty recordings of the Pittsburgh International Contempo- 
rary Music Festival, authorized by the American Federation 
of Musicians and issued by the American Society of Composers, 
Authors, and Publishers. 

Ruane, Robert. 

Three recordings: Mozart's Concerto for piano and orchestra. 
No. 20; Beethoven's Sonatas No. 14, No. 8 and No. 23; Selections 
from Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake. 

Prints. 

Biddle, George. 

Biddle, George. One hundred and seven lithographs. 

Binet, George. 

BiroUi, Renato. Abstraction, lithograph. 
Ciarrochi, Arnoldo. Self Portrait, etching. 
Sassu, Aligi. Sea Horses, color lithograph. 
Spacal, Luigi. City at Night, woodcut. 

Black, Louis W. 

Various artists. One hundred and eighty-six prints. 

Cole, John. 

Cole, Foxcroft. Twenty-one etchings. 

Crossett, Edward C. 

Heintzelman, Arthur W. Five drawings; Charles Munch, dry- 
point, three states; Dr. Albert Schweitzer, drypoint, two states. 

Gray, Joseph C. 

Various artists. Seventeen prints. 

Heintzelman, Arthur W. 

Meryon, Charles. Two etchings: Le Brebis et les Deux Agneaux, 
Presentation du Valere Maxime au Roi Louis XI. 

Kaplan, Edwin H. 

Ben-Zion. Prophet, etching. 

Katz, Leo. 

Katz, Leo. Two etchings: Pegasus, Gemini-Cancer-Leo. Three 
lithographs : Tree in Glacier Park, Horse, Father Chronos Marches 
On. 

Knoblock, Isabelle S. 

Wengenroth, Stow. Six lithographs: The Chickadees, Way of 
the Wind, Cool Forest, Summer Flight, The Sally Islands, Green- 
port Night. 

Lebowich, L. A. 

Closson, W. B. Twenty-five engravings. 
Various artists. Thirty-six prints. 

McDonald, Patrick F. 

Haden, Sejonour. Ten etchings: Egham, Combe Botton, The 
Holly Field, Amstelodamum, Thomas Haden of Derby, Newcastle 
in Emlyn, Kenarth, Brentford Ferry, Kew Side, Little Calais Pier. 



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VI 
USE OF BOOKS, FILMS, AND RECORDINGS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1950-1954 

1950 1951 1952 1953 1||| 1954 

Division of Reference and Research 
Services 
Central Library 137,922 131,562 135,297 557,438 558,094 

Kirstein Business Branch 8,179 7,121 7,086 8,045 8,284 



Total for Division 


146,101 


138,683 


142,383 . 






Division of Home Reading and 












Community Services 












*Open Shelf Department 


181,753 


199,036 


319,538 






*Young Peoples Room 


40,160 


46,974 


38,823 






fSchool Issue Department 


14,917 


14,416 


9,797 






Branch Issue Department 


60,413 


56,914 


54,485 






Staff Library 


4,394 


4,905 


3,399 






Deposit Circulation (Estimated) 


263,594 


238,932 


260,018 


262,543 


281,805 


Branch Libraries 












JAdams Street 




45,481 


123,600 


116,059 


119,458 


Allston 


79,533 


82,733 


72,646 


74,260 


78,249 


Brighton 


54,320 


59,068 


56,994 


56,836 


59,807 


Charlestown 


75,241 


86,050 


71,240 


62,688 


64,389 


City Point 


53,774 


53,358 


43,874 


38,146 


36,543 


Codman Square 


127,210 


141,126 


130,541 


128,704 


134,186 


Connolly 


84,327 


86,266 


86,344 


81,903 


81,023 


Dorchester 


80,432 


80,943 


69,660 


63,761 


64,471 


East Boston 


57,757 


63,874 


60,275 


53,962 


53,402 


§Egleston Square 








77,692 


134,603 


Faneuil 


47,244 


51,024 


48,988 


47,537 


51,262 


Hyde Park 


72,897 


76,194 


67,274 


61,817 


72,066 


Jamaica Plain 


79,705 


81,027 


70,031 


68,439 


69,470 


Jeffries Point 


28,539 


26,201 


26,674 


25,566 


25,104 


Lower Mills 


42,808 


45,255 


41,174 


41,096 


40,527 


Mattapan 


90,962 


99,170 


102,079 


100,202 


109,063 


Memorial 


74,030 


76,466 


64,360 


48,242 


41,480 


Mt. Bowdoin 


69,656 


76,816 


73,728 


76,257 


75,986 


Mt. Pleasant 


40,436 


44,510 


39,469 


35,080 


36,901 


Neponset 


45,256 


45,160 


38,280 


35,853 


34,729 


North End 


59,156 


49,417 


37,917 


38,077 


32,963 


Orient Heights 


38,457 


35,738 


36,464 


26,312 


31,159 


Parker Hill 


69,357 


72,977 


62,932 


64,759 


67,330 


Phillips Brooks 


25,864 


25,424 


22,655 


21,723 


17,673 


Roslindale 


117,889 


131,611 


136,465 


136,328 


145,556 


llSouth Boston 


42,076 


70,881 


66,255 


61,927 


63,328 


South End 


63,581 


65,777 


58,381 


52,739 


48,888 


IFTyler Street 




660 


12,211 


13,225 


11,880 


Uphams Corner 


102,041 


122,803 


122,939 


103,130 


94,170 


Washington Village 


71,605 


72,568 


79,646 


76,236 


76,756 


West End 


108,203 


109,117 


102,533 


83,118 


74,397 


West Roxbury 


106,161 


115,413 


112,577 


110,921 


117,893 


**ttBookmobile I 


104,278 


162,639 


171,977 


127,559 


197,575 


**JtBookmobile II 






107,744 


114,363 


167,996 


§§Hospital Library Service 








9,795 


16,114 



Total for Branch Libraries 2,110,795 2,355,747 2,417,933 2,334,312 2,546,397 

Total for Division 2,676,026 2,916,924 3,103,993 • • 

Total for Entire Library System 2,822,127 ^,055,607 3,246,376 3,162,338 3,394,580 

* Young Peoples Room circulation included in Open Shelf Department as of November 1, 1952. 

+ Circulation at schools discontinued June 1952. 

t Branch Library opened August 29, 1951. 

§ Branch Library opened July 8, 1953. 

J Closed in old quarters January 28, 1950; reopened in new quarters June 12, 1950. 

11 Reopened as Reading Room December 7, 1951. 

Jt Service began February 20, 1950. 
t Service began February 20, 1952. 
** Drivers' strike; Bookmobiles not operated November 20, 1952-April 4, 1953. 
§§ Service began .June 4, 1953. 
DO Central Charging began September 17, 1953; breakdown by Divisions no longer possible. 



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Distribution of Total Circulation in 1954 



Central Library 


HOME USE 


Direct lending to borrowers 


548,470 


Central Library volumes circu- 




lated through Branch Issue 




Department 


9,624 


Total 


558,094 


Kirstein Business Branch 


8,284 


School Issue Department 




Branch Issue Departmentf 




Branch Libraries 




Adams Street 


119,458 


Allston 


78,249 


Brighton 


59,807 


Charlestown 


64,389 


City Point 


36,543 


Codman Square 


134,186 


Connolly 


81,023 


Dorchester 


64,471 


East Boston 


53,402 


Egleston Square 


134,603 


Faneuil 


51,262 


Hyde Park 


72,066 


Jamaica Plain 


69,470 


Jeffries Point 


25.104 


Lower Mills 


40,527 


Mattapan 


109,063 


Memorial 


41,480 


Mt. Bowdoin 


75,986 


Mt. Pleasant 


36,901 


Xeponset 


34,729 


North End 


32,963 


Orient Heights 


31,159 


Parker Hill 


67,330 


Phillips Brooks 


17,673 


Roslindale 


145,556 


South Boston 


63,328 


South End 


48.888 


Tyler Street Reading Room 


11,880 


Uphams Corner 


94,170 


AVashington Village 


76,756 


West End 


74,397 


West Roxbury 


117,893 


Bookmobile I 


197,575 


Bookmobile II 


167,996 


Hospital Library Service 


16,114 


Total for Branch Libraries 


2,546,397 



FROM DEPOSITS TO 

SCHOOLS, INSTITUTIONS, 

AND ENGINE HOUSES* 



258,585 
18,670 



4,550 



4,550 



Total for Entire Library 3,112,775 281,805 

♦Estimated 

tDirect Home Use Circulation included under Central Library 

Inter-Library Loans, 1954 

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

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



548,470 



9,624 
558,094 

8,284 

258,585 

18,670 

119,458 
78,249 
59,807 
64,389 
36,543 

134,186 
81,023 
64,471 
53,402 

134,603 
51,262 
72,066 
69,470 
25,104 
40,527 

109,063 
41,480 
75,986 
36,901 
34,729 
32,963 
31,159 
67,330 
17,673 

145,556 
63,328 
48,888 
11,880 
94,170 
76,756 
78,947 

117,893 

197,575 

167,996 
16,114 

2,550,947 

3,394,580 



1,384 
281 



1,665 



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Summary of Circulation 

Books Lent for Home Use 

Central Library (including Central Library books 
issued through Branch Libraries) .... 

Kirstein Business Branch 

Branch Libraries 



Total Circulation in 1954 



Books Lent for Home L"se 

Central Librarj- 

Kirstein Business Branch 

Branch Libraries 
Deposits of books (estimated) 



558,094 

8,284 

2,546,397 



658,094 

8,284 

2,546,397 

281,805 



3,112,775 



3,394,580 



Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1950 — 1954 



1929 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 







PERCENTAGE OF 


NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 


INCREASE OR 


BOOKS LENT 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE FROM 


TO BORROWERS 


PRECEDING YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


3,930,068 








2,822,127 


-90,019 


-3% 


3,055,607 


+ 233,480 


+8% 


3,246,376 


+ 190,769 


+6% 


3,162,338 


-84,038 


-3% 


3,394,580 


+ 232,242 


+7% 



Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1950 — 1954 



1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 





PERCENTAGE OP 




INCREASE OF 


TOTAL 


DECREASE OVER 


NUMBER 


PRECEDING YEAR 


4,094 


+ 15% 


3,709 


-9% 


3,869 


+4% 


3,054 


-21% 


3,456 


+ 13% 



Books tiNRECOVERABLE from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 

1950 — 1954 



1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 





PERCENTAGE OF 


NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 


VOLUMES 


DECREASE OVER 


(■RECOVERABLE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


1,220 


+8% 


895 


-27% 


1,568 


+75% 


3,275 


+ 109% 


3,593 


+ 10% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 

1950 — 1954 



TOTAL NUMBER TOTAL NUMBER 

OF VOLUMES OF VOLUMES 
UNRECOVERABLE BORROWED 



1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 



1,220 
895 
1,568 
3,275 
3,593 



2,117,082 
2,359,653 
2,424,551 
2,337,645 
2,550,947 



PERCENT OF 

VOLUMES BORROWED 

WHICH WERE 

UNRECOVERABLE 



0.058% 
0.038% 
0.065% 
0.140% 
0.141% 



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FILMS 
Film Showings 

In Boston Public Library System 1,241 

Outside Boston Public Library System 8,867 

Total 10,108 

Film Aldiexces 

inside and outside boston public library system 

Adult 195,286 

Juvenile 349,683 

Total 544,969 

Film Collection 

Films in collection, January 1, 1954 640 

Films added in 1954 72 

Films withdrawn in 1954 . 1 

Net Gain, 1954 71 

Films in collection, December 31, 1954 711 



Hospital Library' Service 



PROJECTED BOOKS 

JANUARY 1, NET GAIN 

1954 OB LOSS 

. 178 • 



DECEMBER 31 
1954 

178 



Audio-Visual . 
Adams Street 
East Boston . 
Egleston Square 
Jamaica Plain 
Phillips Brooks 

Total 

* Approximate 



RECORDINGS 






Collections 






JANnART 1, 


NET GAIN 


DECEMBER 31 


1954 


OR LOSS 


1954 


2,956* 


1,388 


4,344 


111 


42 


153 


15 


17 


32 


324 


66 


390 


101 


42 


143 





22 


22 



3,507 



1,577 



5,084 



Audio-Visual 
Adams Street 
East Boston . 
Egleston Square 
Jamaica Plain 
Phillips Brooks 

Total 



Circulation 



50,192 



3,735 
169 



54,096 



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VII 

THE CATALOGS 

Volumes Cataloged 

Division of Reference and Research Services 
Cataloged 

Central Library 15,034 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,811 

Recataloged 

Central Library 1,925 

18,770 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Cataloged 

Open Shelf Department 5,588 

School Issue Department 3,137 

Branch Issue Department 3,622 

Branch Libraries 75,635 

Miscellaneous 24 

88,006 
Films Cataloged 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services . 78 

Recordings Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services . 1,863 

Card Work 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Library of Congress cards processed .... 75,426 

Cards processed on duplicating machine . . . 71,852 

Cards typed 2,300 

149,578 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Cards processed on duplicating machine . . . 250,799 
Cards typed 59,212 

310,011 

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

Division of Reference and Research Sei"vices 

Central Library (including continuations) . . . 21,934 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,811 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years, but 

now found, etc 1,036 

24,781 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Open Shelf Department 1 

School Issue Department I 72,906 

Branch Issue Department | 
Branch Libraries J 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years, but 

now found, etc 1,124 74,030 

98,811 



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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 6,521 



Kirstein Business Branch 913 



7,434 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Open Shelf Department ) 

School Issue Department I 46,013 

Branch Issue Department | 
Branch Libraries J 



53,447 



VIII 
PRINTING AND BINDING 

The Printing Department 

Requisitions received and filled 412 

Cards (indicator, time, guide, etc.) 17,355 

Signs 924 

Forms (numbered series, including blank forms) . . 6,410,605 

Forms, circulars, and sundries (outside the numbered series) 392,850 

Librarj^ publications, including book lists, programs, etc. . 228,525 

The Binding Department 

Number of volumes bound in various styles . . . 21,335 

Volumes repaired 236 

Volumes guarded 16 

Engravings, maps, and photographs mounted . . . 1,560 
Library publications folded, paste tipped, collated, wire- 
stitched, covered, trimmed 223,165 

Portfolios, blocks, boxes, and desk pads made . . 7,129 

Leather pouches made 56 

Covers made (miscellaneous types) 1,358 

Cutting, bundling, and drilling stock 1,354 hours 

Miscellaneous work done 579 hours 



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IX 

PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS IN THE CENTRAL 

LIBRARY 

Programs 



Oct. 



Concert 
3 Concert of Irish Music. John Moriarty, pianist. 



Children's Reading Discussion Series 

(A series of discussions for adults conducted by Virginia Haviland, 
Readers Advisor for Children, Boston Public Library, unless otherwise 
indicated.) 



Jan. 14 Using Poetry with Children. 

Feb. 1 1 Fathers Also Read to Their Chil- 
dren. Discussion: Why, When, 
and What Do You Read to Your 
Children? 

Mar. 11 The 1954 Newbery and Calde- 
cott Awards and Runners-Up. 
Discussion: What Makes an 
Award Winner? Earlier Awards. 

Apr. 8 Books for Family Fun and 
Creative Playtime. 

May 13 Spring Book Festival, 1954. Dis- 
cussion of the 1954 award books 
and runners-up and other out- 
standing spring books. 



Paul Heins, English High 
School teacher, and Richard 
Whitney, Roxbury Latin 
School teacher. 



Driver Education Series 
Driving Is a Family Affair 

(A series of discussion programs for young adults in cooperation with the 
Registry of Motor Vehicles, the Mayor's Automotive Committee, and the 
Driver Education Committee of the Auto Driving School Association of 
Massachusetts.) 



Mar. 15 How Can you Earn the Privilege 
to Drive the Family Car? 



Theodore J. Hoppe, Director 
of Safety Education, Mayor's 
Automotive Committee. 



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Mar. 22 



Are You a Defensive Driver? 
Illustrated with the motion pic- 
ture And Then There Were Four. 



Mar. 29 



Are You a Sportsmanlike 
Driver? Based on the pamphlet, 
The Deft Driver, and followed by 
the motion picture, A Day in 
Court. 



Apr. 5 The Teen Ager Offers a Solution. 



Harry Rosen, Chairman, 
Driver Education Committee 
of Auto Driving School Asso- 
ciation of Massachusetts, and 
Vice President, Auto Driving 
School Association of Massa- 
chusetts. 

Margaret McDonald, Driver 
Education Instructor, Girls' 
High School, Boston. 



IVIargaret ]\IcDonald, Driver 
Education Instructor, Girls' 
High School, Boston. 



Expanding Horizons 

(A ten-week training institute for community leaders in the field of 
human relations.) 

Mar. 8 Introduction, orientation, and Dr. Trawick Stubbs, Harvard 
discussion. School of Pubhc Health, Dis- 

cussion Leader. 

Mar. 15 Discussion of materials and Dr. Louis Radelet, National 
methods; selection of tentative Conference of Christians and 
techniques, methods, and pro- Jews, Consultant, 
gram procedures by program 
groups. 

Mar. 22 How to Overcome Apathy In: Dr. Trawick Stubbs, Harvard 
(a) Individuals, (b) Organiza- School of Pubhc Health, Dis- 
tions, (c) Neighborhoods. cussion Leader. 



Mar. 29 Recognizing and Dealing "with 
Everyday Expressions of Preju- 
dice — understanding the causes, 
the cures, the preventives. 

Apr. 5 How to Deal with Discrimina- 
tory Practices in Housing, in the 
Press, etc. 



Apr. 12 Tensions in Changing Neighbor- 
hoods. 

Apr. 26 How to Develop Effective Indi- 
genous Leadership In : (a) Neigh- 
borhoods, (b) Youth organiza- 
tions, (c) IMinority groups. 



Dr. Trawick Stubbs, Harvard 
School of Pubhc Health, Dis- 
cussion Leader. 



Robert Segal, Jewish Com- 
munity Council of ]\Ietropoli- 
tan Boston, and Herbert Shaw, 
Harvard University News Of- 
fice, Consultants. 

Dr. Mary Ellen Goodman, 
Wellesley CoUege, Consultant. 

Dr. Kenneth Benne, Boston 
University Human Relations 
Center. 



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May 3 Effective Neighborhood and 
Community Action In : (a) Prob- 
lems of organization, (b) Prob- 
lems of long-range planning. 

May 10 Looking at the Institute Experi- 
ence in Various Perspectives. 



May 17 Summaries of the Individual 
Programs. 



Dr. Ray Johns, Boston 
Y.M.C.A., Consultant. 



Dr. Trawick Stubbs, Harvard 
School of Public Health; Dr. 
Robert Chin, Boston Univer- 
sity Human Relations Center; 
and Dr. Kenneth Benne, Bos- 
ton University Human Rela- 
tions Center. 

Dr. Trawick Stubbs, Harvard 
School of Public Health; and 
Dr. Robert Chin, Boston 
University Human Relations 
Center. 



Understanding Your Child 

(A series of discussion programs for parents in cooperation with the 
Family Service Association of Greater Boston, the Massachusetts Association 
for Mental Health, Inc., and the Massachusetts Society for Social Hygiene, 
Inc.) 



Mar. 18 The Pre-School Child. 

Mar. 25 The Elementary School Child. 

Apr. 1 The Adolescent. 



Dr. Bernard J. Woods, Chil- 
dren's Medical Center. 

Dr. Bernard J. Woods, Chil- 
dren's Medical Center. 

Dr. Bernard J. Woods, Chil- 
dren's Medical Center. 



Young Adult American Heritage Project 

(A series of discussion programs prepared by the Fund for Adult Educa- 
tion, established by the Ford Foundation. Leaders — Bettina Coletti, 
Joseph Turner, and Joseph Cohen.) 



It's Our America 
Oct. 25 Based on the film, Due Process of Law Denied. 

Nov. 8 Based on the book, Anything Can Happen. 

Nov. 22 Based on the book, Stephen Hayne. 

Dec. 6 Based on the October issue of Ladies' Home Journal — Education. 

Dec. 20 Based on the book, Voice of Asia. 



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Young Adults Film Program 



Mar. 8 In honor of National ORT Day. Films — Passport to Freedom 
and With These Skills. 



Your Money and Your Life 

(A series of discussion programs prepared by the Fund for Adult Educa- 
tion, established by the Ford Foundation. Open to members of the Never 
Too Late Group.) 

Mar. 22 Meaning and Effects of Inflation and Deflation. 

Mar. 29 Index Numbers, Tables and Charts. 

Apr. 5 Facts About Who Is Hurt or Helped by Inflation and Deflation. 

Apr. 12 Income, Output, and Prices. 

Apr. 26 The Effect of Consumer Behavior on Inflation and Deflation. 

May 3 The Banking System and the Money Supply, 

May 10 The Money Supply, Prices and Employment. 

May 17 Tax Policy to Prevent Inflation and Deflation. 

May 24 Government Spending Policy to Prevent Inflation and Deflation. 

May 31 You — Inflation and Deflation. 

Film Programs in the Audio-Visual Department 

Jan. 6 Life in the Orient. Arabian Bazaar, Hindu Family, Japan: 
80,000,000 Mouths to Feed, and Life in the Sahara. 

Jan. 13 Islands of the Pacific. Pacific Islands of World War II, Pearl of 
the Orient, and News Magazine of the Screen. 

Jan. 20 Printing Education Week. Benjainin Franklin, Printing Through 
the Ages, and The Story That Couldn't Be Printed. 

Jan. 27 Polar Regions. Arctic Borderlands in Winter, Hunters of the North 
Pole, and White Continent. 

Feb. 3 Famous Men of Massachusetts. Oliver Wendell Holmes, John 
Greenleaf Whittier, and John Quincy Adams. 

Feb. 10 Lincoln's Birthday and Brotherhood Week. Lincoln Speaks at 
Gettysburg, Neighbours, and News Magazine of the Screen. 

Feb. 17 American Heart Week. Guard Your Heart and Your Doctor. 



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Feb. 24 Washington's Birthday. George Washington, Washington, D. C, 
and Man on the Land. 

Mar. 3 Films on Hawaii, Scotland, Bali, and Southern France. Hawaii, 
U. S. A., Royal Scotland, Bali Today, and Journey to Provence. 

Mar. 10 The Promise of Party O'Brien. 

Mar. 24 Films on the United States and Mexico. Notes on the Port of 
St. Francis, Blue Warriors of the Pacific, Mighty Columbia River, 
and Life Along the Waterways. 

Mar. 31 Films on Canada. Canadian Mounties, Canadian Rockies Study, 
and Hunting in Newfoundland. 

Apr. 7 In observance of National Arts and Crafts Week, Story of Peter 
and the Potter, Crafts of the Fire, and News Magazine of the Screen. 

Apr. 14 In observance of Holy Week. The Home and Ruth. 

Apr. 21 In observance of Easter Week. Morning Star and Jerusalem, the 
Holy City. 

Apr. 28 In observance of National Music Week. Artur Rubinstein, Don 
Pasquale, and Hen Hop. 

May 5 Happy Valley, News Magazine of the Screen, and Tide Pool Life. 

May 12 Biography of a Motion Picture Camera, The Photographer, and 
Water. 

May 19 Cliff Hangers, Farmer-Fisherman (Norway), and Giant of the 
North. 

May 26 Crossroads, U. S. A. and Free Horizons. 

Oct. 6 The Out-of-Doors. Deer Live with Danger, Forest Ranger, and 
Play Ball. 

Oct. 13 Italy. Artisans of Florence, Barber of Seville, and Rome, City 
Eternal. 

Oct. 20 The World — Yesterday and Today. Ancient Baalbek and Pal- 
myra, Six Faces of Pharaoh, and News Magazine of the Screen. 

Oct. 27 The United Nations. World Without End. 

Nov. 3 In observance of American Art Week. Grandma Moses, Making of 
a Mural, and Uncommon Clay. 

Nov. 10 In observance of American Education Week. Horace Mann^ 
Men of Science, and Successful Scholarship. 



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Nov. 17 In observance of National Children's Book Week. Bookward Ho 
and Impressionable Years. 

Nov. 24 In observance of Thanksgiving. American Frontier and Boston: 
City of Yesterday and Tomorrow. 

Dec. 1 Films on Civilian Defense. Operation Hurricane and Survival 
Under Atomic Attack. 

Dec. 8 In observance of Civil Rights Week. Charley Martin, American, 
Civil War, and Neighbours. 

Dec. 15 Films on Winter Travel. Florida Keys, Navajo Country, and 
Song of the Feathered Serpent. 

Dec. 22 Films on Winter Travel. Giant of the North, Hunters of the North 
Pole, and North to Hudson Bay. 

Dec. 29 In observance of Christmas. Christmas Rhapsody, Romance of 
Transportation, and Ti-Jean Goes Lumbering. 

RECORDING PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 

Familiar Music Series 

Jan. 4 Recorded music of Chopin. Nocturne in F Sharp, Op. 16, No. 2; 
Polonaise in A fiat; Concerto for Piano No. 1 in E minor. First 
Movement; Mazurka, Op. 7, No. 2 in A Minor; Les Sylphides; 
and Etudes: Op. 10, No. 2, No. 5 ("Black Key"), No. 12 ("Revolu- 
tionary"); and Op. 25, No. 9 ("Butterfly"). 

Jan, 11 Recorded music of Berlioz and Liszt. The Rakoczy March from 
the Damnation of Faust and Symphonic Fantastique, Movements 
1, 4, and 5 by Berlioz; Piano Concerto No. 1 in E fiat, First Move- 
ment; Liebestraum, and Les Preludes by Liszt. 

Jan. 18 Recorded music of Wagner. Siegfried Idyll; Good Friday Spell 
from Parsifal; Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde; and 
Tannhauser Overture. 

Jan. 25 Recorded music of Brahms. Symphony No. 1 in C minor. First 
Movement; Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra; Symphony 
No. 4 in E minor. First Movement; selected songs, including 
Vier Ernste Gesange (Four Serious Songs). 

Feb. 1 Recorded music of Brahms. Symphony No. 2 in D, First Move- 
ment; portions from A German Requiem; Concerto No. 2 in B fiat 
for Piano and Orchestra, First Movement ; and Hungarian Dances 
Nos. 1, 5, and 6. 

Feb. 8 Recorded music of Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in F minor, 
First Movement; excerpts from Nutcracker Suite; Concerto No. 1 
in B flat minor for Piano and Orchestra, First Movement; and 
Symphony No. 5 in E minor. First and Fourth Movements. 



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Feb. 15 Recorded music of Tchaikovsky. Marche Slave; Overture Solonelle 
("1812 Overture"); Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra, 
Second Movement; and Symphony No. 6 in B minor ("Pathe- 
tique"), First and Fourth Movements. 

Mar. 1 Recorded music of Borodin, Moussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and 
Smetana. Dance of the Polovetsian Maidens from Prince Igor by 
Borodin; orchestrated versions of Pictures at an Exhibition by 
Moussorgsky; Capriccio Espagnole and excerpts from Scheherezade 
by Rimsky-Korsakov; and The Moldau by Smetana. 

Mar. 8 Recorded music of Grieg, Mahler, and Bruckner. Concerto in A 
minor for Piano and Orchestra, First Movement, and Suite No. 1 
from Peer Gynt by Grieg ; Symphony No. 1 in D, First Movement 
by Mahler; and Symphony No. 8 in C minor, First Movement by 
Bruckner. 

Mar. 15 Recorded music of Dvorak, Strauss, and Schoenberg. Symphony 
No. 5 in E ("New World") First and Second Movements by 
Dvorak; Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche, and Don Juan by 
Strauss ; and Verklaerte Nacht by Schoenberg. 

Mar. 22 Recorded music of Franck and D'Indy. Symphony in D minor, 
First and Second Movements, and Sonata for Violin and Piano in 
A, First and Second Movements by Franck; and Symphony on a 
French Mountain Air for Piano and Orchestra by D'Indy. 

Mar. 29 Recorded music of Chausson, Saint-Saens, Dukas, and Chabrier. 
Symphony in B flat, First Movement by Chausson ; Introduction 
and Ronde Capriccio, and Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Fourth 
Movement by Saint-Saens; Sorcerer's Apprentice by Dukas; and 
Espana by Chabrier. 

Apr. 5 Recorded music of Debussy and Revel. Prelude to the Afternoon 
of a Faun and Golliwog's Cake Walk from The Children's Corner 
Suite by Debussy; and La Valse and Bolero by Ravel. 

Apr. 12 Recorded music of Delius, Respighi, DeFalla, Rachmaninoff, and 
Sibelius. Briggs Fair by Delius; The Pines of Rome by Respighi; 
El Amor Brujo ("Ritual Dance of Fire") by DeFalla; Rhapsody on 
a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff; and Violin Concerto hy 
Sibelius. 

Apr. 26 Recorded music of Sibelius and Hindemith. Symphony No. 5 in 
E flat by Sibelius and Symphonic Metamorphosis on a Theme of 
Carl Maria Von Weber by Hindemith. 

Oct. 5 Recorded music of Bach. Toccata and Fugue in D minor; Concerto 
in D minor for Piano and Orchestra; Cantata No. 4' Christ Lag in 
Todesbanden ("Christ Lay in the Bonds of Death"); and Suite 
No. 3 in D. 



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Oct. 19 Recorded music of Handel. Largo from Xerxes; Royal Fireworks 
Music; Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 1 in G; and excerpts from the 
Messiah. 

Oct. 26 Recorded music of Haydn. Eighteenth Century Dance; Symphony 
No. 94 ("Surprise"); Divertimento in B flat; and Symphony No 
101 in D ("Clock"). 

Nov. 2 Recorded music of Mozart. Symphony No. 4I in C major ("Ju- 
piter"); Concerto No. 23 in A major; Act I of The Marriage of 
Figaro. 

Nov. 9 Recorded music of Beethoven. Egmont Overture; Symphony No. 9 
in D minor, Op. 125, Final Movement; Concerto in D major for 
Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61; and Country Dances for Orchestra. 

Nov. 16 Recorded music of Schubert. Symphony No. 8 in B minor 
("Unfinished") ; Fantasia in C major — Wanderer, Op. 15; 
Quintet in A major, Op. II4 ("Trout"); and Songs for Male 
Chorus. 

Nov. 23 Recorded music of Mendelssohn. The Hebrides: FingaVs Cave, 
Op. 26; Concert Overture No. 2 in B minor; Concerto in E minor for 
Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64; Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21 
and 61, Incidental Music; and Symphony No. 4 in A major 
Op. 5*0 ("Italian"). 

Nov. 30 Recorded music of Schumann. Symphony No. 4 in D minor. 
Op. 120; Dichterliebe, Op. 48; Concerto in A minor, Op. 129; and 
Carnaval, Op. 9. 

Dec. 7 Recorded music of Chopin. Concerto No. 1 in E minor. Op. 11; 
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23; Scherzos No. 2 in B flat minor, 
Op. 31 and No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39; Fantasie in F minor, 
Op. 49; and Nocturnes in C minor, B flat minor, and E flat major. 

Dec. 14 Recorded music of Berlioz. Symphonic Fantastique, Op. 14; 
Harold in Italy: Symphony of four pai'ts with viola solo, Op. 16* 
and Romeo and Juliet, Op. 17, and Dramatic Symphony, excerpts. 

Dec. 21 Recorded music of Handel. Excerpts from The Messiah. 

Dec. 28 Recorded music of Brahms. Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80; 
Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 83; 
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98. 

Non-Musical Recordings Programs 

Jan. 5 Selections from the poetry of T. S. Ehot including, The Wasteland 
Ash Wednesday, and The Love Song of Alfred Prufrock, read by 
the author. 

Jan. 12 Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot, with the Old Vic Company 
featuring Robert Donat. 



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Jan. 19 Selections from This I Believe, a recording of the philosophies of 
some of the world's great men. Edited by Edward R. Murrow. 

Jan. 26 Drama Recording Program. The Importance of Being Earnest, 
by Oscar Wilde with Maurice Evans and Lucile Watson. 

Feb. 3 Recorded Short Story Series. Katherine Anne Porter's The 
Downward Path to Wisdom, read by the author. 

Feb. 10 Recorded Short Story Series. Katherine Anne Porter's The 
Flowering Judas, read by the author. 

Feb. 17 Recorded Short Story Series. Somerset Maugham's Portrait of 
Three Fat Women, read by the author. 

Feb. 24 Recorded Short Story Series. Selection from Aldous Huxley's 
Brave New World, read by the author. 

Mar. 3 Recorded Short Story Series. Excerpts from Left Hand, Right 
Hand by Sir Osbert Sitwell, read by the author. 

Mar. 10 Recorded Short- Story Series. Gay Old Dog, an incident from 
Show Boat by Edna Ferber, read by the author. 

Mar. 24 Recorded Short Story Series. The Snake and The Bear by John 
Steinbeck, read by the author. 

Mar. 31 Recorded Short Story Series. Excerpts from the novels, plays, 
and stories of William Saroyan, read by the author. 

Oct. 4 Contemporary Poetry Series. Mending Wall and other poems by 
Robert Frost. 

Oct. 11 Contemporary Poetry Series. A Child's Christmas in Wales and 
other poems by Dylan Thomas. 

Oct. 18 Contemporary Poetry Series. The People, Yes and other poems 
by Carl Sandburg. 

Oct. 25 Contemporary Poetry Series. Ash-Wednesday and other poems 
by T. S. Eliot. 

Nov. 1 Contemporary Short Story Series. Brave New World by Aldous 
Huxley. 

Nov. 8 Contemporary Short Story Series. The Three Fat Women of 
Antihes by W. Somerset Maugham, and Gigolo and Gigolette. 

Nov. 15 Contemporary Short Story Series. Johnny Bear by John Stein- 
beck, and The Snake. 



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Nov, 22 Contemporaj-y Short Story Series. The Gay Old Dog by Edna 
Ferber, and An Incident from Showboat. 

Nov. 29 Contemporary Short Story Series. Lejt Hand, Right Hand by 
Sir Osbert Sitwell. 

Dec. 6 Short Story Series. Flowering Judas by Katherine Anne Porter . 

Dec. 13 Short Story Series. Mary, De Mortuis, and Back for Christmas hy 
John CoUier. 

Dec. 20 Short Story Series. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 
narrated by Ronald Colman, and Mr. Pickwick's Christmas. 

Dec. 27 Short Story Series. Children on Their Birthdays by Truman 
Capote. 



The Never Too Late Group 

Jan. 7 Glimpses of India. Mrs. Edith Bailey, Branch 

Librarian Emeritus, Boston 
Public Library. 

Jan. 14 My Answer Is Miss Mary Forbes, member, 

the Never Too Late Group. 

Jan. 21 What is Human Nature? A Members of the Never Too 
demonstration of a discussion Late Group Discussion Group, 
program. 

Jan. 28 Bones, Brains, and Bounce: Body, Miss Marian McGimsey, In- 
Intellect, and Personality. structor, Boston Y. M. C. A. 

Feb. 4 Musicale. Advanced students of Boston 

University College of Music, 
Professor Louis J. Cornell, 
Director. 

Feb. 11 Albert H. Wiggin Gallery. Arthur W. Heintzelman, 

Keeper of Prints, Boston Pub- 
lic Library. 

Feb. 18 Adjusting to Retirement, A panel Members of the Never Too 
discussion based on the motion Late Group, 
picture, Retire to Life. 

Feb. 25 Americans All. Film Program. 
House I Live In, Marian Ander- 
son, Susan B. Anthony, and 
Andrew Carnegie. 



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Mar. 4 Preparing for Retirement. A 
symposium. 



Willis L. Saulnier, Em- 
ployee Relations Assistant 
to Personnel Director, Ray- 
theon Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Moderator. Walter A. 
Dullea, Employment Serv- 
ice Supervisor, Massachusetts 
Division of Employment Se- 
curity; R. B. Fox, Manager of 
Personnel and Public Rela- 
tions, Esso Standard Oil Com- 
pany, New England Sales 
Division; Joseph D. McLaugh- 
lin, AFL Liaison Officer, United 
Community Services; Robert 
K. Trapp, Assistant Manager, 
Retirement Plans Division, 
John Hancock Mutual Life 
Insurance Company. 



Mar. 11 My Experiences in South Amer- 
ica. Illustrated with the motion 
picture, Highlands of the Aiides. 



Miss Clara B. Winthrop. 



Mar. 18 Greece, Ancient and Contem- 
porary. Illustrated with slides. 



Miss Mary Lee, Lecturer. 



Mar. 25 Fifth Annual Hobby Demon- 
stration. 

Apr. 1 Film Program on Canada. Cana- 
dian Mounties, Canadian Rockies, 
Craftsmen at Work, and Sea for 
Yourself. 

Apr. 8 Here's to Your Health. 



Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 



Dr. Claire F. Ryder, Lec- 
turer on Geriatrics and In 
Charge of the Geriatric Unit, 
School of Public Health, Har- 
vard University. 



Apr. 15 Fifth Annual Musicale. 



Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 



Apr. 22 Life Today in Films. Boston: 
City of Yesterday and Tomorrow, 
The Living City, and News 
Magazine of the Screen. 

Apr. 29 Adventures of a Hobo in Brazil. 
Illustrated with the motion pic- 
ture. Tropical Lowland. 



Mrs. Flora E. Strout, Lecturer. 



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May 6 The Senior Citizen Speaks for 
Himself. A symposium. 



May 13 My Ideal Grandparents. Fifth 
Annual Program. A symposium. 



Mrs. Amy S. Powell, Director, 
Service for Older People, 
Family Service Association of 
Greater Boston, Moderator, 
and members of the Never 
Too Late Group. 

Roslindale High School De- 
bating Club, John J. Landri- 
gan, English Master, and Miss 
Dorian Apple, Sociologist, Ger- 
iatric Unit, School of Public 
Health, Harvard University. 



May 20 Paris 1900. Full length feature 
motion picture. 

May 27 Original Writings. Fifth Annual 
Program. 

June 2 Your Money and Your Life. A 
digest of a ten-week discussion 
series, by members of the Never 
Too Late Group. 

June 10 Film Program. The Living City; 
Trio: Artur Rubinstein, Jascha 
Heifetz, and Gregor Piaiigorsky; 
and News Magazine of the Screen. 

Sept. 23 Film Program on Other Lands. 
Six Faces of Pharaoh, Song of the 
Feathered Serpent, and East 
Africa. 



Sept. 

Oct. 

Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 



30 Film Program on the United 
States. Hawaii, U. S. A.; Notes 
on the Port of St. Francis, and 
Look to the Land. 

7 Hear Ye! Group Meetings Can 
Be More Enjoyable. Lecture 
and demonstration. 



14 To Live in Faith, 
play. 



A one-act 



21 Such a Busy Day Tomorrow. 
A feature motion picture. 

28 A West Indies Pot Pourri, Part I . 
Illustrated with colored slides. 



Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 

Members of the Never Too 
Late Group Discussion Group. 



Mrs. Claire K. Kennedy, Exe- 
cutive Director, Boston Guild 
for the Hard of Hearing. 

Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 



Frank Atkinson, 
traveler. 



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Nov. 4 A West Indies Pot Pourri, 
Part II. Illustrated with colored 
slides. 

Nov. 18 The Poet and His Workshop. 



Dec. 2 A Trip to the British Isles. 



Dec. 9 Legislation for the Older Person. 



Dec. 16 Flight Over Brazil. 



Dec. 23 Chi'istmas in Other Lands. Il- 
lustrated with the motion pic- 
ture, Christmas in Sweden. 

Dec. 30 Books You May Have Missed in 
1954. 



Frank Atkinson, world-wide 
traveler. 



Charles L. H. Wagner, author, 
poet, and sculptor. 

Muriel Caswall, formerly 
Women's Page Editor of the 
Boston Sunday Post. 

Representative Irene K. 
Thresher of the Massachusetts 
Legislature. 

Esta Barr, Free-Lance Public 
Relations Counselor. 

Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 



Edna G. Peck, Chief of Book 
Selection for Home Reading 
and Community Services, Bos- 
ton Public Library. 



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EXHIBITIONS 



January 1-6 



MAIN LOBBY 

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 
Exhibits Office. 



January 7-30 



February 1-28 



Centennial Exhibition. Books from the col- 
lections of the Library noted for their typo- 
graphical excellence and beauty, representing 
the Limited Editions Club, the Heritage 
Press, the Mosher Press, the Peter Pauper 
Press and other publishers, in observance of 
the One Hundredth Anniversary of the 
Boston Public Library. 

Centennial Exhibition. Books from the col- 
lections of the Library noted for their rare- 
ness, bibliographical importance, or beauty 
of illustration, representing the Limited Edi- 
tions Club, the Heritage Press, the Mosher 
Press, the Peter Pauper Press, and other pub- 
lishers, in observance of the One Hundredth 
Anniversary of the Boston Public Library. 
Historical backgrounds for the wall cases 
were originated by George W. Scully, As- 
sistant in the Exhibits Office. The finished 
drawings have been made through the co- 
operation of the Vesper George School of Art, 
the Butera School of Fine Arts, the Massa- 
chusetts School of Art, and the School of the 
Museum of Fine Arts. 



March 1-31 



April 1 - 30 



Notable Books of 1953. Selected by a com- 
mittee of the American Library Association. 
The selection is based on suggestions sub- 
mitted by fifty-six cooperating libraries 
throughout the country, including the Boston 
Public Library. The books on exhibit were 
from the collections in the Library. 

Miniature Books. Centennial gift of Miss 
Edith Guerrier, Supervisor of Branch Li- 
braries, Emeritus, Boston Public Library. 



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May 1-23 Centennial Exhibition. Items of historical 

interest, including the first book charged to a 
borrower from the present building, the cor- 
respondence of Joshua Bates, the first regis- 
trations from the present building, the 
Vattemare letters, the catalogue of the josiah 
Benton Collection of Books of Common 
Prayer, the Catalog of the Allen A. Brown 
Music Collection, the Documentary History 
of the Library, and the original Rules and 
Regulations for the Branch Libraries, in 
observance of the Centennial Celebration of 
the Library. 

May 24 - June 13 Boston Arts Festival. A cooperative exhibit 

with the Boston Arts Festival Committee to 
present a preview of the activities in the 
Public Gardens from June 6 - 20. 

June 14 - 30 Advertising Federation of America. Books 

and periodicals from the collections of the 
Library in connection with the 50th Annual 
Convention of the Advertising Club of 
Boston, June 20 through 23, supplemented 
by the "Fifty Advertisements of the Year 
Show", through the courtesy of the American 
Institute of Graphic Arts. 

July 1-31 United States Overseas Libraries Fight Com- 

munism. Books that have been placed in 
every overseas library exposing the tech- 
niques and tactics of Communism. 

August 2-31 The Art and Science of Photo-Engraving. 

Plates, photographs, prints, and other items 
through the courtesy of various photo- 
engraving plants in Boston, supplemented by 
books from the Library's collections in co- 
operation with the International Photo- 
Engravers Union of North America whose 
annual convention was held in Boston from 
August 15 through August 21. 

September 1-30 Antique Chinese and Japanese Textiles and 

Ceramics. Oriental textiles, embroideries, 
vases, bronzes and wood blocks from the 
collection of Armando Arena, Boston piano 
instructor, supplemented by books on oriental 
textiles and flower arrangements from the 
Fine Arts Department. 



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October 1-31 



November 1-30 



December 1-31 



Light Diamond Jubilee, 1879-1954. Seventy- 
fifth anniversary of the invention of the in- 
candescent lamp by Thomas A. Edison. A 
working model of this lamp, oil lamps of 
earlier periods, and photographs through the 
courtesy of the Boston Edison Company in 
cooperation with the Boston Edison Clerical 
Workers Union, U.W.U.A.— C.I.O. 

Children's 3-D Art. In observance of Na- 
tional Children's Book Week, and in cooper- 
ation with Child Life magazine, supplemented 
by books from the Children's Section of the 
Open Shelf Department. 

Christmas — The Feast of the Nativity. 
Creches, formerly in the collection of Edith W. 
Fisher, of Cambridge, and now the property 
of the Library, with simulated stained glass 
backgrounds, made by George W. Scully, 
Assistant in the Exhibits Office. Illuminated 
manuscripts from the Library's Rare Book 
Department. 



FIRST FLOOR — SOUTH CORRIDOR 

January 1-6 Christmas. A collection of wood blocks by 

Allan Rohan Crite, Boston artist, showing 
various episodes in the life of Mary, the 
Mother of Jesus Christ, including The An- 
nunciation, The Visitation, The Birth of Jesus 
Christ, The Visit of the Magi, and The Flight 
into Egypt. 



January 7-30 
February 1-28 
March 1- April 11 



March 8-14 



Centennial Exhibition. Continuation of ex- 
hibit in Main Lobby. 

Centennial Exhibition. Continuation of ex- 
hibit in Main Lobby. 

Lenten Reading. A selection of religious 
books for adults, young adults and children, 
in observance of the Lenten season. Designs 
for the Stations of the Cross by the staff of 
the Exhibits Office, adapted from those at 
Nazareth, painted by Roman J. Prybot, 
Boston artist. 

Caldecott and Newbery Award Winners and 
Runner-ups for 1953. 



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April 12 - 30 
May 1-31 



June 1 - 13 
June 14 - 30 
July 1-31 



August 2-31 
September 1-30 

October 1-31 



November 1-30 
December 1-31 



Fifty Books of Typographical Excellence. 
Selected by the American Institute of Graphic 
Arts. 

Centennial Exhibition of Eighteenth Century 
Imprints. Books and broadsides from the 
collections in the Rare Book Department, 
published in America during the eighteenth 
century, many of which were on public dis- 
play for the first time. Historical back- 
grounds depicting important men in the 
Library's one hundred j^ears were originated 
by George W. Scully, Assistant in the Ex- 
hibits Office. The finished drawings were 
made through the cooperation of the Vesper 
George School of Art, the Butera School of 
Fine Arts, the Massachusetts School of Art, 
and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. 



Boston Arts Festival, 
hibit in Main Lobby. 



Continuation of ex- 



Advertising Federation of America, 
tinuation of exhibit in Main Lobby. 



Con- 



Press Photographers Association of Boston. 
Third annual display of prize-winning photo- 
graphs and other photographs of significance 
taken in 1953 by members of the association, 
augmented by iDooks treating of press photo- 
graphy, artistic photography, and scientific 
photography. 

The Art and Science of Photo-Engraving. 
Continuation of exhibit in Main Lobby. 

Antique Chinese and Japanese Textiles and 
Ceramics. Continuation of exhibit in the 
Main Lobby. 

Program Fields of Girl Scout Activities. 
Sponsored by the Boston Council of the Girl 
Scouts. Books from the Children's Section 
of the Open Shelf Department supplemented 
by the handicrafts of the Girl Scouts of 
various nations. 

Children's 3-D Art. Continuation of ex- 
hibit in Main Lobby. 

Christmas Story in Boston. A series of paint- 
ings of the Christmas story, shown against 
backgrounds of the City of Boston, to empha- 
size the eternal nature of Christmas. These 
paintings were made for the Library by Allan 
Rohan Crite, of Boston. 



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FIRST FLOOR — NORTH CORRIDOR 



January 1-6 
January 7-30 
February 1-28 
March 1 -April II 
AprU 12-30 

May 1-31 

June 1 - 13 
June 14 - 30 
July 1-31 

August 2 -31 
September 1 - 30 

October 1-31 

November 1 - 30 
December 1-31 



Christmas Exhibitions. Continuation of ex- 
hibit in First Floor, South Corridor. 

Centennial Exhibitions. Continuation of ex- 
hibit in ]\Iain Lobby. 

Centennial Exhibitions. Continuation of ex- 
hibit in Main Lobby. 

Lenten Reading. Continuation of exhibit in 
Fu'st Floor, South Corridor. 

Fifty Books of Typographical Excellence. 
Continuation of exhibit in First Floor, South 
Corridor. 

Centennial Exhibit of Eighteenth Century 
Imprints. Continuation of exhibit in First 
Floor, South Corridor. 

Boston Arts Festival. Continuation of ex- 
hibit in Main Lobby. 

Advertising Federation of America. Continu- 
ation of exhibit in Main Lobby. 

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

The Art and Science of Photo-Engraving. 
Continuation of exhibit in Main Lobby. 

Antique Chinese and Japanese Textiles and 
Ceramics. Continuation of exhibit in Main 
Lobby. 

Understanding Your Child. The type of 
books to be read and studied by members of 
the Parents Discussion Groups at the Branch 
Libraries. 

Children's 3-D Art. Continuation of ex- 
hibit in Main Lobby. 

Christmas Story in Boston. Continuation of 
exhibit in First Floor, South Corridor. 



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OPEN SHELF DEPARTMENT — FIRST FLOOR 



October 1-31 



December 1-31 



January 1-6 



January 7-14 



House of Altars. Pictorial layout folios by 
Mr. Jean E. Goldberg of a proposal wherein 
non-government and government interest may 
be joined to accomplish much in international 
human relations toward everlasting world 
peace. 

Incidents in the Life of Mary. Wood-carvings 
in bas-relief depicting The Annunciation, The 
Nativity, and The Flight into Egypt, carved 
by Knute O. Svendsen, of Boston. 

OPEN SHELF DEPARTMENT 

Lower Level 

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. 

Man's Right to Knowledge and the Free Use 
Thereof. Sixteen graphic panels explaining 
and illustrating the theme of the Columbia 
University Bicentennial exhibit; commentary 
written by Mark Van Doren; supplemented 
by books on the various subjects selected 
from the collections of the Library, 



January 15-30 
February 1 - 28 
March 1-31 

April 1 - 30 



May 1-31 



Centennial Exhibition, 
exhibit in Main Lobby. 

Centennial Exhibition, 
exhibit in IVIain Lobby. 



Continuation of 



Continuation of 



Women's American ORT. Items from the 
collections of ORT and books from the 
Open Shelf Department in observance of 
National ORT Day, March 8. 

Twentieth Century New England Authors. 
Books by such authors as Mary Ellen Chase, 
James B. Connolly, John P. Marquand, 
Kenneth Roberts, Louise H. Tharp, and 
Ben Ames Williams, from the collections 
of the Library. 

Massachusetts Senior Citizens. Books and 
pictures concerning the activities, aids, and 
interests of people over sixty years of age, 
supplemented by arts and crafts of members 
of the Library's Never Too Late Group, in 
in observance of "Massachusetts Senior 
Citizens Week' ', May 3-8. 



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June 2-30 



The Three Baltic States — Estonia, Latvia 
and Lithuania. Books, pictures, and art 
objects from the collections of the Library 
and The Baltic American Society of New 
England, in connection with "Baltic Week", 
June 14 - 19. 



July 1-31 



August 2-31 



The Sea. Books from the Open Shelf and 
General Reference Departments supple- 
mented by original water color paintings 
through the courtesy of Doll and Richards 
Art Gallery of Boston. 

Marian Year, 1954. Books and pictures 
from the collections of the Library in honor 
of the observance by the Roman Catholic 
Church of the one-hundredth anniversary 
of the definition of the dogma of the 
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary, by Pope Pius IX, on December 8, 
1854. 



September 1-30 



Men of Science. Biographies of men who 
through their scientific skills have brought 
benefit to mankind. 



October 1-31 



Birds, Beasts, and Bostonians. A recent 
publication of Boston's famous cartoonist, 
Francis Dahl. Original cartoons and clay 
figurines of the Dahl characters made by 
the Sebastian Studios. 



November 1-30 



December 1-31 



Youth's Companion Anthology. A volume 
of selections from the magazine edited by 
Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe, Arthur 
Stanwood Pier, Harford Powell, and Lovell 
Thompson, and published by Houghton 
Mifilin Company, Boston, Massachusetts. 

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. 



May 1-31 
June 1-15 



MAIN STAIRCASE 
Mezzanine Level 

Recent Accessions in the Science and Tech- 
nology Department. 

Recent Accessions in the History Department. 



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June 16-30 

July 1 - 15 

July 16 - 31 
August 2-31 

September 1-21 

September 22 - 30 
October 1-31 

November 1-30 



December 1-31 



Recent Accessions in the Teachers Depart- 
ment. 

Recent Accessions in the Statistical Depart- 
ment. 

Recent Accessions in the Music Department. 

Recent Accessions in the General Reference 
Department. 

Antique Chinese and Japanese Textiles and 
Ceramics. Continuation of Exhibit in Main 
Lobby. 

Recent Accessions in the Patent Room. 

Recent Accessions in the General Reference 
Department, in the classifications of Religion, 
Philosophy, and Psychology, and Language 
and Literature. 

Britain's Atomic Factories. Pictures show- 
ing how the minute atom, first isolated and 
split in the Cavendish Laboratory at Cam- 
bridge University, England, in 1932, is now 
being used to improve the health, food, and 
industries of the people. 

La Madone de la Blanche Epine et Autre 
Conies. Copies from the illustrations designed 
by Josette Boland. This book is kept in 
Children's Section of the Open Shelf Depart- 
ment. 



January 1-6 

January 7-30 
February 1-28 
March 1-31 



PUVIS DE CHAVANNES GALLERY 

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



Centennial Exhibitions. 
hibit in Main Lobby. 

Centennial Exhibitions, 
hibit in Main Lobby. 



Continuation of ex- 



Continuation of ex- 



Frontiers in the Study of Human Relations. 
The Boston Public Library in its Centennial 
Year extends its congratulations to Boston 
University on the occasion of its Thirteenth 
Annual Founders Day Observance. Books and 
magazine articles from the Library's collec- 
tions by the speakers at the Founders Day 
and on the subjects included in the program. 



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April 2-30 



May 1 - 12 
May 13-31 



June 1 - 30 



July 1-31 



August 2-31 



September 1-30 



October 1-31 



November 1-30 



Autographs of Eighteenth and Nineteenth 
Century American Statesmen. Autographs 
affixed to significant documents and letters 
from the Coleman Collection of the Bostonian 
Society and the Mellen Chamberlain Collec- 
tion of the Boston Pubhc Library, in a cooper- 
ative exhibit honoring the Library's Centen- 
nial Celebration. 

Centennial Exhibit. Books, periodicals, and 
pictures about the present and earher Library 
buildings. 

Museum Treasure Hunt. In cooperation with 
the Museums Council of Boston and Cam- 
bridge and the Art Departments of the pubhc 
and parochial schools of both cities, the entries 
in the Ninth Annual Art Contest for the Pubhc 
and Parochial Schools. 

Field and Forest Club — Fiftieth Anniver- 
sary. The Library's salute to this organiza- 
tion in a cooperative exhibit, showing mate- 
rials belonging to the club, and books and 
pictures from the Fine Arts and Science and 
Technology Departments of the Library. 

Gaspe. Photographs taken by Mr. Kenneth 
C. Barnes, a member of the staff of the Library 
and of the Boston Camera Club. Travel 
books from the Library's collections. 

Patents, 1954. Drawings and literature from 
the Patent Room showing unusual and note- 
worthy inventions currently granted patent 
letters by the United States Commissioner of 
Patents. 

Antique Chinese and Japanese Textiles and 
Ceramics. Continuation of exhibit in Main 
Lobby. 

Boston Aid to the Bhnd, Inc., Jewish Guild. 
An organization founded in 1912 by Fannie L. 
Rosenbaum for the purpose of aiding the 
visually handicapped. Books from the Li- 
brary's collections, supplemented by objects 
made by members of the Guild. 

Educational Program of the Cambridge 
Center for Adult Education. A showing of 
the Center's activities and the results ob- 
tained, accompanied by books from the 
Division of Reference and Research Services. 



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December 1-31 



Madonna and Child in Stained Glass. Col- 
ored cartoons from which stained glass 
windows have been made and placed in 
churches throughout the country. Cartoons 
designed by the members of the Charles J. 
Connick Associates, of Boston, designers of 
stained glass. 



January 1-6 

January 7-30 
February 1 - 28 
March 1-31 



April 2-30 
May 1 - 31 

June 3-30 

July 1 - August 31 

September 1-30 
October 1-31 



SARGENT GALLERY 

The Madonna and Child. Colored reproduc- 
tions of famous masterpieces, from the collec- 
tions of the Fine Arts Department. 

Centennial Exhibitions. Continuation of ex- 
hibit in Main Lobby. 

Centennial Exhibitions. Continuation of ex- 
hibit in Main Lobby. 

How To Do It Books. Assembled by the 
staff of the Science and Technology Depart- 
ment, in recognition of the Do It Yourself 
exhibitions and demonstrations at the Me- 
chanics Building, March 1-7. 

Facsimiles of Degas Masterpieces. Twenty 
reproductions of famous paintings supple- 
mented by books on the life of the artist. 

Calico Painting and Printing. Colored fac- 
similes from the book by George P. Baker on 
these arts in the East Indies during the 
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 

Gardens and Gardening. Books, pictures, and 
especially fine editions from the Library's 
Codman Collection. 

Yachts of America. Color reproductions of 
water colors by Frederick S. Cozzens of 
yachts at the turn of the century, from the 
Fine Arts Department. 

Koeniglich Preussiche. Photographs of old 
German Church Architecture from the collec- 
tions in the Fine Arts Department. 

Fire Prevention. Pictures, posters, and books 
in observance of Fire Prevention Week, 
October 3-9. 



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November 1-30 



Sports Cartoons by "Vic" Johnson, Boston 
Herald cartoonist. Books on cartooning 
from the Fine Arts Department. 



December 1-31 



The Night Before Christmas. A collection of 
various editions of the story of The Night 
Before Christmas, the property of Mrs. Allen 
MacFadden, of Boston. 



January 1 - September 30 



TREASURE ROOM 

Centennial Exhibition. More than one hun- 
dred of the most rare and valuable volumes of 
the Library, selected from about thirty 
collections of the Rare Book Department, 
each accompanied by a descriptive note. 



October 1 - December 31 



Ticknor Collection. Sixteenth and seven- 
teenth century Spanish dramas and chronicles 
from the Library's Ticknor Collection, 



ALBERT H. WIGGIN GALLERY 

January 2-31 Centennial Exhibition. Original drawings in 

various mediums, selected from the Albert H. 
Wiggin Collection. 



February 2-28 



Centennial Exhibition. Lithographs by French 
masters selected from the Albert H. Wiggin 
Collection. 



March 1-31 



Centennial Exhibition. A series of progres- 
sive states of prints by a number of well- 
known artists selected from the Albert H. 
Wiggin Collection, designed to aid the visitor 
to a greater appreciation of printmaking 
through an understanding of the processes 
involved. 



April 1 - 30 



May 3-31 



June 1-30 



Centennial Exhibition. English prints repre- 
sentative of what has been done in England 
dui'ing the last two hundred years. 

Etchings by Robert Fulton Logan. A repre- 
sentative collection of etchings and drypoints, 
mostly of architectural subjects, recently 
added to the Library's collection. 

Lautrec Lithographs. Primarily the litho- 
graphs and posters in which the artist de- 
veloped an original style. 



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July 1 - August 31 



September 1-30 



October 1 - November 30 



Italian Exchange Exhibition. American prints 
representative of the best that is being done in 
the United States today in the graphic arts 
world, selected by a Committee headed by 
Arthur W. Heintzelman, Keeper of Prints, 
Boston Public Library, to be exhibited in the 
Academies of Fine Arts in Rome, Venice, 
Florence, and Milan. 

Recent Acquisitions by Contemporary Masters. 
Works of artists who have made a contribution 
to graphic arts, a group of Italian prints, and 
additions to already established collections, 
selected by the Print Department. 

Itahan Exchange Exhibition. Italian prints 
representative of the best that is being done 
in Italy today in the graphic arts world, 
which will be exhibited in the United States, 
selected by Signer C. E. DeAngeli of the 
Administration of Antiquities of Fine Arts, 
the Ministry of Education, and Professor 
Carlo Alberto Petrucci, Calcografia Nationale, 
Rome. 



December 1-31 



John Taylor Arms Memorial Exhibition. An 
American etcher's masterpieces of Gothic 
monuments of Europe, of European streets, 
and of scenes of New York and the American 
Far West. 



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X 



TRUST FUNDS 

Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 — 1954 





BALANCE 




TOTAL AMOUNT 








UNEXPENDED 




AVAILABLE 








FROM 


RECEIPTS 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


XEAB 


PRECEDING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


UNEXPENDED 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$74,906.92 


$22,796.21 


$52,110.71 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


97,699.69 


24,496.50 


73,203.19 


1940 


196,417.42 


50,889.53 


247,306.95 


128,403.69 


118,903.26 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


137,942.23 


42,695.41 


95,246.82 


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 


37,316.96 


47,465.86 


84,782.82 


50,211.25 


34,571 .57 


1954 


34,571.57 


53,724.78 


88,296.35 


63,484.48 


24,811.87 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 — 1954 





AMOUNT UNEXPENDED , 
FROM PREVIOUS 






TEAS 


YEAR 


RECEIPTS 


EXPENDITURES 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$22,796.21 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


24,496.50 


1940 


196,417.42 


50,889.53 


128,403.69 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


42,695.41 


1950 


56,959.31 


44,249.29 


61,030.37 


1951 


40,178.23 


28,581.23 


39,274.94 


1952 


29,484.52 


43,957.21 


36,124.77 


1953 


37,316.96 


47,465.86 


50,211.25 


1954 


34,571.57 


53,724.78 


63,484.48 



Income from Trust Funds, 1930 — 1954 





WITHOUT 


FOR PURCHASE 


WITH 


TOTAL 




RESTRICTION 


OF LIBRARY 


MISCELLANEOUS 


INCOME 


TEAB 


AS TO USE 


MATERIALS 


RESTRICTIONS 


RECEIVED 


1930 


$7,468.10 


$21,454.51 


$5,097.58 


$34,020.19 


1935 


5,950.53 


16,184.59 


3,359.02 


25,494.14 


1940 


5,660.08 


41,594.60 


3,634.85 


50,889.53 


1945 


6,213.92 


41,216.46 


3,370.22 


50,800.60 


1950 


5,666.36 


33,979.84 


4,603.09 


44,249.29 


1951 


2,807.20 


22,905.03 


2,869.00 


28,581.23 


1952 


4,944.18 


35,402.06 


3,610.97 


43,957.21 


1953 


5,668.82 


37,981.92 


3,815.12 


47,465.86 


1954 


7,306.80 


42,430.54 


3,987.44 


53,724.78 



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INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1954 

General Summary 

Without restriction as to use of income $6,946.80 

For purchase of Hbrary materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books . $16,054. 14 

Books only — without restriction as to kind of books . 15,034.88 

Books only — with restriction as to kind of books . 11,440.05 



With miscellaneous restrictions as to use of income 

For special purposes, not purchase of library materials $1,603.34 

For specified branch libraries 1,220 . 29 

For newspapers onh' 1,425.28 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1954 
By Individual Funds 
Without Restriction as to Use of Income 

Bernard $81.79 

Bigelow 40.00 

Bradlee 35.33 

Center 1,687.34 

Ford Legacy 211.98 

Ford Trust 218.78 

Gammons 17.66 

Hemenwav 234.94 

Hyde " 150.08 

Kirstein 214.18 

Lambert 55.15 

Moore 7.67 

North 81.79 

Phillips Maintenance . . . . 650 . 00 

Sigilman 664.47 

Skinner 1,978.28 

Stewart 160.13 

Tread well 457.23 



42,529.07 



4,248.91 
$53,724.78 



$6,946.80 



Funds Whose Income Is Available for Purchase of Library Materiais 

For the Purchase of Library Materials Which May or May Not Be Books 

(By terms of gift) 

Benton $15,577.46 

Blanchard 176.65 

Gest 104.84 

Lang 195.19 

$16,054.14 

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

Ainsley $7,858.67 Phillips (Book) $400.00 

Billings 4,072.29 Sewall 1,130.54 

Clement 83.20 Underbill 18.53 

Cutter 150.86 Wadlin 1932 71.74 

Kimball 468.84 Wadlin 1936 64.78 

Knapp 407.61 Wales 222.57 

O'Reilly 45.75 Wilson 39.50 

— 15,034.88 



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



Artz 


$478.32 


Bates 


2,012.00 


Bowditch 


425.00 


Brown 


822.57 


Codman 


169.77 


Elizabeth 


1,005.79 


Franklin Club 


42.50 


Green 


71.97 


Hannigan 


4.42 


C. Harris 


425.00 


Hersey 


136.53 



A. Lawrence 

Lewis 

Pierce 

Reed 

Scholfield 

Storrow 

Ticknor 

Townsend 

Twentieth Regiment 

J. L. Whitney, Books 

J. L. Whitney, Manuscripts 



$250.00 

228.76 

186.87 

40.89 

2,089 . 60 

1,070.92 

102.92 

87.50 

219.92 

1,045.87 
522.93 



$11,440.05 



$42,529.07 



Funds with Miscellaneous Restrictions as to Use of Income 



For Special Purposes, Not for Purchase of Library Materials 

Boston Book Fair, 1938 

Central Library Building 

Library Art 

Nichols Book Prize 

Sargent 

A. L. Whitney 

J. L. Whitney — Bibliographic 

J. L. Whitney — Care and Cataloging of Manuscripts 

For Branch Libraries 

Guerrier 
T. B. Harris 
Hinsman 
E. Lawrence 
Loring 
Mead 
Morse 

Oakland Hall 
Pratt . 
South Boston 
Tufts 

For Newspapers Only 
Todd . 



$6.09 
5.30 

21.20 

152.99 
194.82 
700.00 
522.94 



$28.16 
84.18 
44.16 
19.70 
17.66 
63.29 
40.89 

459.62 

53.10 

3.53 

406.00 



1,603.34 



— 1,220.29 
1,425.28 



4,248.91 



$53,724.78 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1954 

The figures listed are for the hook value of principal as of December 
SI, 1951 

Emily L. Ainsley Fund — Established on May 7, 1937, through 
bequest by will of Emily L. Ainsley, who died November 
27, 1936. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $222,440 . 50 

Victorine Thomas Artz Fund — Established on November 30, 1896, 
through inter vivos gift offered by Miss Victorine Thomas 
Artz, on November 7, 1896. 

Income to be used for the purchase of valuable rare editions 
(including original manuscripts) of the writings, either in 
verse or prose, of American and foreign authors — each of 
the books to have a distinctive book-plate, that shall declare 
them to be a part of the (Henry W.) Longfellow Memorial 
Collection. $13,539.00 

Joshua Bates Fund — Established on April 18, 1853, through inter 
vivos gift offered by Joshua Bates on March 10, 1853. 

Income to be expended annually in the purchase of such 
books of permanent value and authority as may be found 
most needed and most useful. $50,000 . 00 

Benton Book Fund — Established on January 22, 1936, through 
bequest by will of Josiah H. Benton, who died February 6, 
1917. 

Income to be applied annually, without regard to amounts 
appropriated by the City of Boston for maintenance of 
the Boston Public Library in any year, as follows: 

6/10 for the purchase of books, maps and other things 
in the nature of books and maps (1) which are of 
permanent value and benefit to the Library and (2) 
which are desirable for scholarly research and use. 
4/10 to be paid over annually to the Rector of Trinity 
Church to be by him dispersed, either directly, or in 
his discretion, through charitable organizations or 
agencies, whether incorporated or unincorporated, in 
relieving the necessities of the poor. $1,080,658.67 

Benton Building Fund — Established on January 22, 1936, through 
bequest by will of Josiah H. Benton, who died February 6, 
1917. 

To be held in trust until, with accumulations, total amount 
thereof is $2,000,000. Then to be applied "to the enlarge- 
ment of the present central library building in Boston, or to 
the construction of another central library building in such 
part of the city as may then be 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 w^orking of a hbrary therein". 
Under Suffolk Probate Court Decree of May 7, 1945, 



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application of $2,000,000 to said object may be deferred 
until such time as Library Trustees in their discretion 
determine it to be practicable and desirable or Court 
otherwise orders. $2,571,005 . 74 

Benton Children's Fund, see Children's Fund. 

Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund — Established on March 28, 1930, 
through bequest by will of Charles H. L. N. Bernard, who 
died June 4, 1928. 

Income to be used for general purposes, bv vote of Trustees. 

$2,315.00 

John P. Bigelow Fund — Established on August 5, 1850, through 
inter vivos gift offered by Mayor John P. Bigelow, on August 
5; 1850. 

Income to be used for library purposes. $1,000.00 

Robert Charles Bilhngs Fund — Established on April 24, 1903, 

through application of the residuary legacy by will and by 

codicil of Robert Charles Billings, who died June 12, 1899. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $115,266.50 

Kate E. Blanchard Fund — Established on September 27, 1940, 
through bequest of Kate E. Blanchard, who died July 7, 1930. 
Income to be used for the purchase of scores, books of 
music and books relating to music, or at the discretion of 
the Library Trustees, for the general purposes of the 
Library. $5,000.00 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund — Established on December 15, 1939, 
through inter vivos gift offered by the Board of Trade of 
Boston Book Merchants as representing the excess of receipts 
over expenditures for the Book Fair held at the Library in 
November, 1938. 

Income to be used for the benefit of the Library Staff. 

$172.50 

J. Ingersoll Bowditch Fund — Established on June 8, 1889, through 
bequest by will of J. Ingersoll Bowditch, who died February 
19, 1889. 

Income to be used annually in the purchase of books of 
permanent value and authority in mathematics and 
astronomy. All books so purchased to be added to the 
Bowditch collection. $10,000 . 00 

Caleb Davis Bradlee Fund — Established on November 19, 1897, 
through bequest by will of Rev. Dr. Caleb Davis Bradlee, 
who died May 1, 1897. 

Income to be used for library purposes. $1,000.00 

Allen A. Brown Fund — Established on November 17, 1950, 
through bequest by will of Allen A. Brown, who died October 
16, 1916. 

Income to be applied for the purchase of music for the 
Allen A. Brown Musical Library. $23,283 . 00 



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Joseph H. Center Fund — Established on December 8, 1905, through 

bequest by will of Joseph H. Center, who died March 11, 1903. 

Income to be used for general purposes, by vote of Trustees. 

$47,760.50 

Central Library Building Fund — Established on June 19, 1925, 
through inte?- vivos gifts offered in response to an appeal by the 
Library Trustees in April, 1925, setting forth the needs of 
the Library. 

Income to be used for the repair and maintenance of the 
Central Library building. $150 . 00 

Children's Fund — Established on March 14, 1919, through bequest 
by will of JosiAH H. Benton, who died February 6, 1917. 

Income to be applied to the purchase of books for the use 
of the young. In any year when the City does not ap- 
propriate for the maintenance of the Library at least three 
per cent of the amount available for department expenses 
from taxes and income in the City, the income of the 
Children's Fund is to 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. $110,684.26 

Frank Clement Fund — Established on March 26, 1915, through 
bequest of Frank Clement, who died December 21, 1912. 

Income to be used in the purchase of books. $2,355 . 00 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund — Established on January 
6, 1899, through inter vivos gift by friends of the late Henry 
Sargent Codman. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books on landscape- 
gardening — a special book-plate to be inserted in each 
volume purchased, identifying it as part of the Henry 
Sargent Codman Memorial Collection. $4,805 . 50 

Abram E. Cutter Fund — Established on April 26, 1901, through 
bequest of Abram E. Cutter, who died May 14, 1900. 

Income to be applied to the purchase of books, and for 
repairs and binding. $4,270.00 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1st, 1947. 

To be held in trust by its Trustee in accordance with the 
terms of the trust instrument as The John Deferrari 
Foundation until, with accumulations, total amount 
thereof is $2,000,000. Then the sum of $1,000,000 is to be 
used "for the construction of an additional wing (or ad- 
dition of similar nature) to the present central library 
building now located in Copley Square in the City of 
Boston, or to a new central library building which might 
be constructed elsewhere, said addition or wing to be 
named "The John Deferrari Wing," or, if the Trustees 
neither intend nor can wdthin a reasonable period of time 
apply the sum for the purpose aforesaid, the net income is 
to be paid to the Trustees for use in w^hatever manner the 
Trustees shall see fit to carry on the work of said Library. 



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If the sum of $1,000,000 is used for the above-mentioned 
construction purpose there is to be held in trust the re- 
maining $1,000,000 until, with accumulations, the total 
amount again is $2,000,000. Then the net income is to 
be used "in whatever manner said Library Trustees shall 
see fit to carry on the work of said Public Library, " 

$753,338.00 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated December 13, 1948. 

To be held under the. folio wing conditions: (1) the Trustee 
in its sole and uncontrolled discretion shall hold or dispose 
of the net income as it may determine in one or more of 
the following manners: (a) pay to the Trustees of The 
John Deferrari Foundation created by the John Defer- 
rari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947, to be added 
to the principal, (b) pay to the Trustees of the Public 
Library of the City of Boston, to be used by said corporation 
in whatever manner it shall see fit to carry on the work of 
said public library, or (c) accumulate and add to the prin- 
cipal for investment and reinvestment; and (2) the Trustee 
may pay from the personal property in the principal to 
The John Deferrari Foundation created by the John 
Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947, from 
time to time such amount or amounts as the Trustee in its 
sole and uncontrolled discretion may determine, said 
amount or amounts to be added to the principal of The 
John Deferrari Foundation; and (3) the Trustee may 
transfer the principal of the entire trust fund to the Trustees 
of The John Deferrari Foundation created by the John 
Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947, to be 
added to the principal and dealt with as therein provided 
whenever or at any time after the Trustee hereof becomes 
sole Trustee of The John Deferrari Foundation created 
by the John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated 
July 1, 1947. $301,388.56 

John Deferrari Fund — Established on January 3, 1949, through 
bequest by will of John Deferrari, who died May 2, 1950. 
Income to be accumulated and added to the principal until 
completion of "The John Deferrari Wing" at which time 
the Trustees shall expend such an amount of the principal 
as is necessary to have made a statue or bust of John 
Deferrari to be placed in the aforesaid Wing, and the net 
income from the balance of the principal shall be used in 
the maintenance, care and repair of "The John 
Deferrari Wing", 

Amended by Agreement for Compromise of Contest as to 
the Allowance of the Will of John Deferrari. $13,366 . 02 

The EHzabeth Fund — Established on March 22, 1912, through 

bequest of Sarah A. Matchett, who died October 6, 1910. 

Income to be expended every year in the purchase of such 

books of permanent value and authority as may be most 

useful in the Library, $28,469.00 



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Daniel Sharp Ford Legacy Fund — Established on June 22, 1900, 
through bequest of Daniel S. Ford, who died December 24, 
1899. 

Income to be used for general purposes, by vote of Trustees. 

$6,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund — Estabhshed on October 28, 1935, 
through provision in trust indenture of Daniel S. Ford, who 
died December 24, 1899. 

Income to be used for general purposes of the Library. 

$6,192.50 

FrankUn Club Fund — Established on June 30, 1863, through inter 
vivos gift offered by the Trustees of the Franklin Club, on 
June 8, 1863. 

Income to be expended annually in the purchase of books 
of permanent value for the use of the Library, and as far 
as practicable of such a character as to be of especial interest 
to young men, with preference for books relative to Govern- 
ment and Political Economy. $1,000.00 

Mrs. Amy E. Gammons Memorial Fund — Estabhshed on February 
18, 1949, through bequest of Lily Alice Kenyon, who died 
March 2, 1947. 

Income to be used for general purposes. $500.00 

Morris Gest Fund — Estabhshed on December 4, 1925, through 
inter vivos gift offered by Morris Gest on November 20, 1925. 
Income to be used in the interest of dramatic art. 

$2,967.50 

Samuel A. Green Fund — Established on December 17, 1878, through 
inter vivos gift offered by Dr. Samuel Abbott Green on Novem- 
ber 23, 1878. 

Income to be spent in buying books relating to American 
history. $2,037.00 

Dr. Samuel A. Green Memorial Fund — Estabhshed on May 2, 1952, 
through bequest of H. Sylvia A. H. G. Wilks, who died Febru- 
ary 5, 1951. 

Income to be added to principal until otherwise ordered by 
Trustees of the Library. $429,741.50 

Edith Guerrier Fund — Established on June 7, 1940, through 
inter vivos gift offered by friends of Miss Edith Guerrier, 
Supervisor of Branch Libraries, Emeritus. $456 . 00 

Also a bequest of Helen M. Bell to be added to the Edith 
Guerrier Fund. Received in 1944. $50.92 

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

Also a gift from Boston Public Library associates; to be added 
to the Edith Guerrier Fund. Received in 1950. $110.00 

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

Also a gift from Boston Public Library associates; to be added 
to the Edith Guerrier Fund. Received in 1952. $15 . 00 



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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 the Saturday Evening Girls; to be added to 

the Edith Guerrier Fund. Received in 1954. $15.00 

Income to be used for the purchase of books of sound 

literary and ethical value for adults, to be placed in the 

branch Ubraries of the Boston Public Library system. 

Francis J. Hannigan Memorial Fund — Estabhshed on February 
21, 1941, through inter vivos gift offered by friends of the late 
Francis J. Hannigan, former Supervisor of the General 
Reference Department. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books of high standard 
and hterary value for adults, to be placed preferably in 
the Reference Division. $125.00 

Charlotte Harris Fund — Estabhshed on July 31, 1877, through 
bequest of Charlotte Harris, who died May 31, 1877. 

Income to be applied to the purchase of books published 
before 1850. $10,000.00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund — Estabhshed on February 23, 1884, 
through bequest of Thomas B. Harris, who died September 
27, 1883. 

Income to be used for benefit of Charlestown Branch 
Library. $3,345.52 

Alfred Hemenway Fund — Established on October 19, 1928, 
through bequest of Alfred Hemenway, who died October 
25, 1927. 

Income to be used for general purposes, by vote of Trustees. 

$6,650.00 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund — Estabhshed on October 6, 1936, through 
bequest of Heloise E. Hersey, who died February 3, 1933. 
Income to be used for the purchase of books, preferably 
those of recent issue which have real literary value. 

$3,864.50 

Hinsman Fund — Established on October 5, 1945, through inter 
vivos gift offered by Roslayn S. Warner in memory of Lizzie 
W. Hinsman. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books for children, 
preferably those served by the Phillips Brooks Branch 
Library. $1,250.00 

Franklin P. Hyde Fund — Established on April 9, 1915, through 

bequest of Franklin P. Hyde, who died March 23, 1913. 

Income to be used for general purposes, by vote of Trustees. 

$4,248.00 

David P. Kimball Fund — Established on October 17, 1924, 
through bequest of David P. Kimball, who died August 7, 
1923. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $13,270. 50 



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Louis E. Kirstein Fund — Established on October 9, 1925, through 
inter vivos gift of Louis E. Kirstein. Five donations of $1,000 
each made between 1928 and 1929. 

Income to be used for any purpose of the Library that the 
Trustees see fit to put it to. $6,062 . 50 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund — Estabhshed on February 27, 1914, 
through bequest of Katherine Knapp, who died January 25, 
1912. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books for the 
Library — such books to be designated with an appropriate 
label or inscription, bearing the name of the Fund. 

$11,537.50 

Frederic and Louise Lambert Memorial Fund — Established on 
April 2, 1931, in memory of Frederic and Louise Lambert, 
through bequest of Helen Lambert, who died December 7, 
1928. 

Income to be used for general purposes, by vote of Trustees. 

$1,561.00 

B. J. Lang Memorial Fund — Estabhshed on November 28, 1924, 
through bequest of Isabella Stewart Gardner, who died 
July 17, 1924. 

Income to be applied to the purchase of material for the 
Brown Musical Library as a memorial to B. J. Lang. 

$5,525.00 

Abbott Lawrence Fund — Established on May 8, 1860, through 
bequest of Abbott Lawrence, who died August 18, 1855. 

Income to be appropriated for the purchase of books of 
permanent value under the direction of the Trustees of the 
Library. $10,000.00 

Edward Lawrence Fund — Established on January 19, 1886, through 
bequest of Edward Lawrence, who died October 17, 1885. 

Income to be applied to the purchase of special books of 
reference to be kept and used only at the Charlestown 
Branch Library. $557 . 50 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund — Established on May 8, 1903, through 
bequest of Elizabeth (Mrs. John A.) Lewis, w^ho died 
March 19, 1903. 

Income 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. $6,475 . 00 

Library Art Fund — Estabhshed on May 18, 1951, through inter 
vivos gift offered by Brown & Bigelow, under date of 
March 20, 1951. 

Income to be added to principal and to be used as Trustees 
of the Library shall from time to time direct for the care, 
repair, and preservation of works of art at the Boston 
Pubhc Library and its branch libraries. $547 . 72 

Charles G. Loring Memorial Fund — Established on February 18, 
1895, through inter vivos gift offered through the Women's 
Education Association, and by the children and grandchildren of 



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Charles Greely Loring, who during his Ufetime was con- 
nected with the West Church and for many years the superin- 
tendent of its Sunday School. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books for the West 
End Branch Library — books to bear inscription "From 
the Charles G. Loring Memorial Fund." $500.00 

Charles Mead Fund — Established on November 25, 1896, through 
bequest of Charles Mead, who died July 8, 1886. 

Income to be used for the promotion of the objects of the 
Public Library in such manner as the Trustees of the 
Library shall deem best; and to be used for the benefit of 
the South Boston Branch Library. $2,530.51 

George W. Moore Fund — Established on September 22, 1939, 

through bequest of George W. Moore, who died August 4, 1938. 

Income to be used for general purposes. $217.00 

Francis A. Morse Library Fund — • Established on April 17, 1936, 
through bequest of Francis A. Morse, who died December 25, 
1935. 

Income to be expended annually, for the purchase of suit- 
able books for children of school age, for the West Roxbury 
Branch Library. $1 , 157 . 50 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Fund — Established on May 20, 1949, 
through inter vivos gift by friends of Mary U. Nichols, Branch 
Librarian at the North End Branch Library from 1941 to 1948. 
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 
English. $600.00 

Gardner O. North Fund — Established July 13, 1928, through 
bequest of Gardner O. North, who died October 25, 1927. 
Income to be used for general purposes, by vote of Trustees. 

$2,315.00 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund — Established on January 2, 1924, 
through distribution under decree by Suffolk Probate Court in 
Robert D. Mossman et al. vs. Attorney General, applying the 
proceeds from the sale of the estate in the Mattapan district 
known as "Oakland Hall" and held in trust under indenture 
dated August 6, 1870. 

Income to be from time to time devoted by the Trustees of 
the Library to the maintenance of the Mattapan Branch 
Library. $11,781.44 

John Boyle O'Reilly Fund — Established on May 21, 1897, through 
inter vivos gift offered by the Papyrus Club of Boston, on May 
10, 1897. 

Income to be expended for the purchase of books for the 
Boston Public Library — a book-plate printed from a plate 
given with the donation to be inserted and maintained in 
every book so purchased. $1,295.00 



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Jonathan Phillips (Book) Fund — EstabUshed on April 21, 1853^ 
through inter vivos gift offered by Jonathan Phillips on April 
14, 1853. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books for the Boston 
Public Library. $10,000.00 

Jonathan Phillips (Maintenance) Fund — Established on February 
1, 1861, through legacy under codicil of Jonathan Phillips, who 
died July 28, 1860. 

Income to be expended in maintaining the Public Library. 

$20,000.00 

Henry L. Pierce Fund — Established on December 27, 1873, through 
inter vivos gift of Mayor Henry L. Pierce in November 1873. 
Income to be employed in such manner as may, in the judg- 
ment of the Trustees of the Library, most advance the value 
of the Library — with the suggestion for the purchase of 
books of permanent value for the Bates Hall Collection, 
particularly some special collection, either of works relating 
to the history of this continent, or of science, or of art. 

$6,365.93 

Sarah E. Pratt Fund — EstabHshed on January 20, 1922, through 

bequest by will of Sarah E. Pratt, who died March 16, 1914. 

Income to be expended for the purchase of books for the 

Dorchester Branch Library. $1,503 . 00 

Guilford Reed Fund — Established on May 2, 1927, through bequest 
by will of Helen Leah Reed, who died July 21, 1926. 

Income to be used for the purchase of non-fiction books. 

$1,157.50 

John Singer Sargent Fund — Established in November 1926, through 
transfer, under decree by Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk 
County in Hemenway vs. Attorney General, of balance remain- 
ing in hands of surviving trustees of fund originally raised to in- 
stall in the Library decorations by John Singer Sargent. 

Income to be applied from time to time to the care and 
preservation of the Sargent mural decorations in the Cen- 
tral Library Building or the hall in which the Sargent murals 
are located. $4,330 . 50 

Scholfield Public Library Trust Fund — Established on December 29, 
1883, through bequest of Arthur Scholfield, who died January 
17, 1883. 

Income to be expended from time to time in the purchase of 
books of permanent value. $65,351 . 21 

Richard Black Sewall Fund — Established on October 15, 1918, 
through bequest of Richard Black Sewall, who died October 
28, 1917. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $32,000.00 

Samuel Sigilman Fund — Estabhshed on June 6, 1941, through 
bequest of Samuel Sigilman, who died April 28, 1939. 

Income to be used for general purposes. $18,838 . 50 



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Francis Skinner Fund — Established on October 23, 1914, through 
bequest of Francis Skinner, who died November 24, 1905. 
Income to be used for general purposes, by vote of Trustees. 

$55,995.50 
South Boston Branch Library Fund — Established on September 
17, 1879, through an anonymous mter vivos gift. 

Income to be used to purchase "a higher class of books" 

for the South Boston Branch Library. $100.00 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund — Established on June 29, 1923, 

through bequest of Miss. Mary Elizabeth Stewart, who died 

June 30, 1905. 

Income to be used for general purposes, by vote of Trustees. 

$4,532.50 
James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) Fund — Established on July 
1, 1927, through inter vivos gift offered by Miss Elizabeth 
Randolph Storrow and Mrs. Helen Storrow^, daughter and 
daughter-in-law respectively of James Jackson Storrow, Senior, 
on June 30, 1927. 

Income to be used for the purchase of Italian books. 

$30,312.50 
George Ticknor Fund — -Established on April 4, 1871, through 
bequest of George Ticknor, who died January 25, 1871. 

Income to be expended annually in the purchase of books 
of permanent value and authority (preferably books which 
at the time of purchase have been published in some one 
edition at least five years but in no event newspapers, 
periodicals, or other popular publications, not likely to be 
of lasting consideration) either in the Spanish and Por- 
tuguese languages or in such other languages as may be 
deemed expedient by the Trustees of the Library — all 
books so purchased to be used only in the proper rooms of 
the Library and never lent abroad or out of them except 
for binding or needful repairs in binding, and no book so 
purchased to be at any time sold, exchanged or given 
away. $4,106.71 

William C. Todd Fund — Established on October 30, 1897, through 
inter vivos gift offered by William C. Todd, on October 21, 1897. 
Income to be expended annually in payment for such 
current newspapers of this and other countries, the same 
to be kept in a suitable room in the building in which the 
Central Public Library is now or may hereafter be located. 

$56,601.10 

Mary P. Townsend Fund — Established on July 3, 1861, through 

bequest of Mary P. Townsend, who died January 7, 1861. 

The whole income in each and every year be expended 

in the purchase of books, for each of which books shall have 

been published in some one edition at least five years at the 

time it may be so purchased. $4,000 . 00 

Daniel Tread well Fund — Established on INIay 17, 1872, through 

bequest of Daniel Treadwell, who died February 27, 1872. 

Income to be expended in such manner as the Trustees of 

the Library may deem for the best interests of the Library. 

$13,987.69 



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Nathan A. Tufts Fund — Established on May 4, 1906, through 
bequest of Nathan Adams Tufts, Avho died November 20, 1873. 
Income to be expended in the purchase of books for the 
Charlestown Branch Library. $11 ,492 . 00 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund — Established in 1897 through 
inter vivos gift offered by the Twentieth Regiment Associa- 
tion. 

Income to be used for the care of the above and the purchase 

of books of a military and patriotic character. $6,225 . 00 

Francis Jay Underbill Fund — Established on November 17, 1939, 

through bequest of Francis Jay Underhill, who died May 

20, 1938. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books to bear the 

book-plate and name of the donor. $524 . 50 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1932) — Established on January 29, 1932, 

through bequest of Horace G. Wadlin, who died November 5, 

1925. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $2,030 . 50 
Horace G. Wadhn Fund (1936) — Estabhshed on October 6, 1936, 
through bequest of Horace G. Wadlin's Widow. 
Income to be expended for the purchase of books. 

$1,833.50 

George C. Wales Fund — Established on December 13, 1918, 

through bequest of George C. Wales, who died July 10, 1865. 

Income to be applied to the purchase of such books for the 

Library as the Trustees of the Library may judge best. 

$6,300.00 
Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund — Established on January 19, 1912, 
through bequest of James Lyman Whitney, who died Sep- 
tember 25, 1908. 

Income, or so much as may be required, to be paid to 
such employees of the Library who are sick and in need 
of help as the Trustees of the Library in their discretion 
deem most worthy. Any amount of income not needed 
for the purpose just mentioned to be used for the purchase 
of books and manuscripts. $5,514.50 

James Lyman WTiitney Fund — Estabhshed on March 23, 1917, 
through bequest of James Lyman Whitney, who died Sep- 
tember 25, 1910. 

One-half of the income to be used for the purchase of rare 

and expensive books, and one-half for the purchase and 

care of manuscripts (one-half at least of the share devoted 

to manuscripts to be expended for their cataloging and 

proper care.) $62,139.00 

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 Trustees 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, 1911. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $1,118.00 



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RECAPITULATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS 

Emily L. Ainsley Fund $222,440.50 

Victorine Thomas Artz Fund 13,539.00 

Joshua Bates Fund 50,000.00 

Benton Book Fund .- . 1,080,658.67 

Benton Building Fund 2,571,005.74 

Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund 2,315.00 

John P. Bigelow Fund 1,000.00 

Robert Charles Billings Fund 115,266.50 

Kate E. Blanchard Fund 5,000.00 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund . ' 172.50 

J. Ingersoll Bowditch Fund 10,000,00 

Caleb Davis Bradlee Fund 1,000.00 

Allen A. Brown Fund 23,283.00 

Joseph H. Center Fund 47,760.50 

Central Library Building Fund 150.00 

Children's Fund 110,684.26 

Frank Clement Fund 2,355.00 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund 4,805 . 50 

Abram E. Cutter Fund 4,270.00 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July Ist, 1947 753,338.00 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated December 13, 1948 . 301,388.56 

John Deferrari Fund 13,366.02 

The Elizabeth Fund 28,469.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Legacy Fund 6,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund 6,192.50 

Franklin Club Fund 1,000.00 

Mrs. Amy E. Gammons Memorial Fund 500 . 00 

Morris Gest Fund 2,967.50 

Samuel A. Green Fund 2,037.00 

Dr. Samuel A. Green Memorial Fund 429,741.50 

Edith Guerrier Fund 811.92 

Francis J. Hannigan Memorial Fund 125.00 

Charlotte Harris Fund 10,000.00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund 3,345 . 52 

Alice Hemenway Fund 6,650 . 00 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund 3,864.50 

Kinsman Fund 1,250.00 

Franklin P. Hyde Fund 4,248.00 

David P. Kimball Fund 13,270.50 

Louis E. Kirstein Fund 6,062 . 50 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund 11,537.50 

Frederic and Louise Lambert Memorial Fund .... 1,561.00 

B. J. Lang Memorial Fund 5,525.00 

Abbott Lawrence Fund 10,000.00 

Edward Lawrence Fund 557 . 50 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund 6,475.00 

Library Art Fund 547.72 

Charles G. Loring Memorial Fund 500.00 

Charles Mead Fund 2,530.51 

George W. Moore Fund 217.00 

Francis A. Morse Library Fund 1,1,57.50 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Fund 600.00 

Gardner O. North Fund 2,315.00 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund 11,781.44 

John Boyle O'Reilly Fund 1,295.00 

Jonathan Phillips (Book) Fund 10,000.00 

Jonathan Phillips (Maintenance) Fund 20,000.00 

Henry L. Pierce Fund 6,365.93 

Sarah E. Pratt Fund 1,503.00 

Guilford Reed Fund 1,157.50 

John Singer Sargent Fund 4,330.50 

Scholfield Public Library Trust Fund 65,351.21 

Richard Black Sewall Fund 32,000.00 



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Samuel Sigilman Fund .$18,838 . 50 

Francis Skinner Fund 55,995 . 50 

South Boston Branch Library Fund 100.00 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund 4,532.50 

James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) Fund 30,312.50 

George Ticknor Fund 4,106.71 

William C. Todd Fund 56,601 . 10 

Mary P. Townsend Fund 4,000 . 00 

Daniel Treadwell Fund 13,987.69 

Nathan A. Tufts Fund 11,492.00 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 6,225 . 00 

Francis Jay Underhill Fund 524 50 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1932) 2,030 50 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1936) 1,833.50 

George C. Wales Fund 6,300.00 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 5,514.50 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 62,139.00 

Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund 1,118.00 

Total ■. . $6,343,294.00 



GIFTS AND GRANTS RECEIVED DURING 1954 
Gifts 

For Immediate Use 

Anonymous A $100.00 

(For the Trustees' Fund) 

Anonymous B 100.00 

(For the Trustees' Fund) 

Anonymous C 10.00 

(For the purchase of works on writing of drama or translations 
of the classics) 

Boston Printmakers 50.00 

(For the granting of two Albert H. Wiggin Purchase Prizes 
in connection with the annual exhibition of the Boston Print- 
makers) 

Equipment 

Kiwanis Club of CharlestowTi to the Charlestown Branch Library, 
a Webcor Musicale Record Player 

Grants 

American Librarj^ Association, from Fund for Adult Education . $1,600 .00 
(For an American Heritage Project in five public libraries in 
the metropolitan area — Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Medford, 
Quincy) 



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OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1954 

General Administrative Offices 
Director's Office 

Director, and Librarian 



Milton E. Lord 



Assistant to the Director, Secretary 
of the Trustees, Clerk of the 
Corporation 

Assistant to the Director, and 
Chief Executive Officer 

Editor of Publications 

Personnel Office 

Supervisor of Personnel 

Assistant to the Supervisor of Personnel Pearl B. Smart 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 

Chief of Records, Files, Statistics 
Information Office 

Chief of Information Office 
Exhibits Office 

Chief of Exhibits Office 



Elizabeth B. Brockunier 

John J. Connolly 
Zoltan Haraszti 

Elizabeth L. Wright 



Sarah M. Usher 



Ehzabeth B. Boudreau 



Thomas J, Manning 
Division of Reference and Research Services 

Richard G. Hensley 



Chief Librarian, Division of Reference 
and Research Services 



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

Supervisor of Reference and Research 

Services 
Deputy Supervisor of Reference and 

Research Services 
Deputy Supervisor of Reference and 

Research Services 

Keeper of Rare Books 

Keeper of Prints 

Chief of Book Selection for Reference 

and Research Services 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

for Reference and Research Services 

*Assistant-in-Charge 



Marjorie G. Bouquet 

Vacant 

Sarah W. Flannery 

Bradford M. HiU 

Zoltan Haraszti 
Arthur W. Heintzelman 

*Ruth Michelson 

Mildred C. O'Connor 



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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 
Curator of Judaica 



Priscilla S. MacFadden 
Charles L. Higgins 
Sarah W. Flannery 
*Alberta P. Kneeland 

Bradford M. Hill 

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

Joseph A. Crowley 
*Rita M. Desaulniers 

Harriet Swift 
Fanny Goldstein 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 



Chief Librarian, Division of Home 
Reading and Community Services 

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

Supervisor of Home Reading Services 
Deputy Supervisor, in Charge of Work 

with Children 
Deputy Supervisor, in Charge of Work 

with Adults 

Branch Librarians 

Adams Street 
Allston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
City Point 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
Egleston Square 
Faneuil 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point 
Lower Mills 
Mattapan 
Memorial 
Mt. Bowdoin 
Mt. Pleasant 
Neponset 

*Assi8tant-in-Charge 



John M. Carroll 

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 

*Duilia Capobianco 
Evelvn Levy 
Helen M. O'Leary 
Ellen C. Peterson 
Geraldine M. Altman 
Anne F. Coleman 
Annie Reis 
Theodora B. Scoff 
Mildred Kaufman 
Frances C. Lepie 
Marjorie A. Obenauer 

*Mada]ene D. Holt 



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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 Librarians 

Bookmobile I 
Bookmobile II 

Chief of Book Selection for Home 

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-Charge of Branch Issue 

Department 

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



Geraldine D. Herrick 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary A. Hackett 
Mary M. O'Neill 
Marion R. Herzig 
Irene H. Tuttle 
Marion C. Kingman 
*Dorothy K. Becker 
Catherine P. Loughman 
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 Haviland 
Pauline Winnick 
Louisa S. Metcalf 



Division of Business Operations 



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 



Francis X. Moloney 

Samuel Green 
Aaron A. Starr 

Vacant 

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

Vacant 



Officers of the Library, Emeritus 

Chief Librarian, Division of Home 
Reading and Community Services, 
Emeritus 

*As3istant-iii-Charge 



Orlando C. Davis 



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Superintendent of Buildings, Emeritus 
Supervisor of Branch Libraries, 

Emeritus 
Supervisor of Work with Children, 

Emeritus 

Business Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Business Branch Librarian, Emeritus 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Book Selection Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Book Stack Service, Emeritus 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

Department, Emeritus 
Chief of History Department, Emeritus 
Chief of Main Reading Room, Emeritus 
Chief of Music Department, Emeritus 
Chief of Open Shelf Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Printing Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Registration Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Young People's Room, 



William F. Quinn 

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 
Richard G. Appel 

John H. Reardon 

William B. Gallagher 

A. Frances Rogers 



Emeritus 




Mary C. Toy 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Katherine F. Albert 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Mary E. Ames 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Edith H. Bailey 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


M. Florence CufHin 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Margaret C. Donaghue 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Sara A. Lyon 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Margaret I. McGovern 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Clara L. Maxwell 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Carrie L. Morse 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Dorothy N. Pitman 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Katherine S. Rogan 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Elizabeth P. Ross 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Mary M. Sullivan 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Geneva Watson 


Branch Librarian 


Emeritus 


Rebecca E. Willis 



89 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



1954 



STATEMENT 

OF 

EXPENDITURES AND RECEIPTS 



[90] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Expenditures for Personnel: 

Permanent and probationary employees (ex- 
clusive of Printing and Binding Department 
employees) .• • $2,234,311.86 



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 



302,749.13 



$2,537,060.99 



Building 

Heating 

Household 

Medical and hospital 

Office 

Firefighting 

Public works 

Miscellaneous 

Books : 

City appropriation . . . $212,589.21 
Trust funds income . . . 45,288.69 

Manuscripts: 

City appropriation . . . 

Trust funds income . . • $4,606.33 

Periodicals: 

City appropriation . . . $18,104.22 
Trust funds income . . . 3,742.58 

Newspapers: 

City appropriation . . . $3,494.59 
Trust funds income . . . 1,664.65 

Microfilms: 

City appropriation . . . $2,627.32 
Trust funds income . . . 521.12 

Posters, prints, photostats, maps: 

City appropriation . . • $2,384.23 
Trust funds income . . . 664.72 

Recordings: 

City appropriation . . . $4,542.68 
Trust funds income . . • 204.45 

City appropriation . . . $7,493.36 
Trust funds income . • . 

Miscellaneous: 

City appropriation . . • $8,136.80 
Trust funds income . . • 3,566.60 



Carried forward 



$17,266.08 

66,358.94 

3,176.01 

2,310.78 

53.00 

47,093.01 
6,040.18 
4,427.78 

14,061.62 



$7.52 

5,260.01 

13,823.47 

9,670.63 

103.32 

32,742.09 

181 .51 

64.42 

12,005.54 



257,877.90 



4,606.33 



21,846.80 



5,159.24 



3,148.44 



3,048.95 



4,747.13 



7,493.36 



11,703.40 



160,787.40 



393,490.06 
$3,091,338.45 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1954 



Receipts from: 

General appropriation 1954 .... 

Income from trust funds 

Dr. Samuel A. Green Memorial Fund . 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account . 

Gifts for Imniediate Use: 

Anonymous A .... $100.00 

Anonymous B . . . 100 .00 

Anonymous C . . . . 10.00 

Boston Printmakers . .. . 50.00 



$3,221,186.40 

38,151.41 

33,160.86 

700.00 



Grant : 

American Library Association, from Fund for 
Adult Education (For an American Heritage 
Project in five public libraries in the metro- 
politan area) 

Construction of buildings and original equipment 
and furnishings thereof 



260.00 



1,600.00 
250,000 .00 



J,54o,058.67 



Carried forward . $3,545,058.67 



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forward . $3,091,338.45 

Expenditures fok Current Charges and Obligations: 

Insurance $1,274.70 

Rents 78,396.19 

79,670.89 

Expenditures for Equipment: 

Electrical and mechanical machinery and equip- 
ment . . . $28.00 

Household furniture and equipment . . . 309 . 02 

Office furniture and equipment . . . . ■ 2,679.53 
Miscellaneous equipment . . . . . . 103.70 

3,120.25 

Construction of Buildings and Original Equip- 
ment AND Furnishings Thereof . . . 

Special Items: 
Trust funds income, scholarships . $400.00 
Trust funds income, sick benefits . 300.00 

Trust funds income, miscellaneous . 1,579 . 08 
Dr. Samuel A.Green Memorial Fund, 

miscellaneous 33,160.86 

$35,439 .94 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account . . 946.26 

Gifts for Immediate Use: 

Anonymous A . . . . $4.45 

Kiwanis Club of Roslindale-West 

Roxbury, Incorporated . . .94 

Trustees' Fund . . . . 40.72 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 

Foundation . . . . 50.00 

96.11 

Grant: 

American Library Association, 
from Fund for Adult Education 
(For an American Heritage Pro- 
ject in five public libraries in the 

metropolitan area) 919.49 

37,401 .80 

Binding Department: 

Salaries $98,274.85 

Communications 2.40 

Light, heat, and power 76.34 

Repairs and servicing of equipment . . . 1 67 . 37 

Transportation of persons .90 

Miscellaneous contractual services . . . . 119.44 

Building supplies and materials . . . , 2.85 

Office supplies and materials 59 . 33 

Miscellaneous supplies and rhaterials . . . 4,032.00 
Electrical and mechanical machinery and equip- 
ment 71.25 

Medical supplies 1 . 77 

Household furniture 226.95 

103,035.45 

Carried forward $3,314,566.84 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1954 

Brought forward $3,545,058.67 

Balance Brought Forward from 1953: 

Trust funds income $40,780.72 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account . . 9,229 . 40 

Gifts for Immediate Use: 



Allston Chapter 126 of the Women 
of the Moose .... 

Anonymous A . . . 

Anonymous B . . ■ . 

Mrs. Anne V. Becker 

Centennial Anniversary Fund 

Anne Cooper 

Director's Fund . 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg . 

Eliza Frissell 

John F. Gadsby 

Kiwanis Club of Roslindale-West 
Roxbury, Incorporated 

Hiram C. Merrill . . . . 

Helen O. Storrow . . . . 

Lucien E. Taylor . . , . 



$3.00 

4.45 

100.00 

5.00 

178.00 

.97 

.16 

12.00 

3.00 

1.56 

.94 

55.00 

9,868.42 

100.00 



10,332.50 



General appropriation . . . . . . 24,898.73 

Construction of buildings and original equip- 
ment and furnishings thereof .... 37,401.37 

Revenue on hand 946 . 37 



123,589 .09 



Carried forward $3,668,647.76 



[94] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forward . 
Printing Department: 

Salaries 

Light, heat, and power . . 
Repairs and servicing of equipment 
Transportation of persons . 
Miscellaneous contractual services . 
Office supplies and materials . _ . 
Miscellaneous supplies and materials 
Gasoline 



$3, 3 14, 566. 84 



Amounts Paid into the City Treasury 

Fines ... 

Sales of publications .... 
Payments for lost books and damages 
Commission on coin locks 
Commission on telephone stations 

Sale of waste paper 

Payroll reimbursement .... 

Miscellaneous fees 

Miscellaneous receipts .... 



Balance, December 31, 1954: 

Trust funds income .... 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 
Gifts for Immediate Use: 

Allston Chapter 126 of the 
Women of the INIoose 

Anonymous B . . . 

Anonymous C . . . 

Mrs. "Anne V. Becker . 

Centennial Anniversary Fund 

Anne Cooper 

Director's Fund . 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 

Eliza Frissell 

John F. Gadsby . 

Hiram C. Merrill . 

Helen O. Storrow 

Lucien E. Taylor . 

Trustees' Fund . 



Grant: 

American Library Association, from Fund for 
Adult Education (For an American Heritage 
Project in five public libraries in the metro- 
politan area) 

Construction of buildings and original equip- 
ment and furnishings thereof 
General appropriation: surplus credit balance 
Revenue on hand 



To Balance 



$3.00 

100.00 

10.00 

5.00 

178.00 

.97 

.16 

12.00 

3.00 

1.56 

55.00 

9,868.42 

100.00 

159.28 



$21,485.81 

8.50 

186.39 

.36 

680.08 

115.44 

6,672.17 

11 .90 



$48,828.75 

845.84 
2,113.33 

566.84 
1,051.55 

270.87 
1,302.40 
9,273.15 

628.66 



$16,393.91 
8,983.14 



10,496.39 



680.51 



287,401.37 

18.58 

1,158.55 



29,160.65 



64,881.39 



325,132.45 
J,733,741 .33 



[95] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1954 

Brought forward $3,668,647.76 

Receipts from: 

Fines $49,077.42 

Sale of publications 830.49 

Payments for lost books and damages . . 2,103.90 

Commission on coin locks 566 . 84 

Commission on telephone stations . . 1,051 .55 

Sale of waste paper 263.09 

Payroll reimbursement 1,302.40 

Miscellaneous fees . . ' 9,284.90 

Miscellaneous receipts 612.98 

65,093.57 



To Balance 



J, 733, 741. 33 



City of Boston 

administratrve services department 

Printing o^^^ Section 



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