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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1955 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 







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TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



MOST RE\^REND RICHARD J. GUSHING 

President 
Term expires April 30, 1957 

FRANK W. BUXTON 

Vice President 
Term expires April 30, 1960 

HONORABLE FRANK J. DONAHUE 

Term expires April 30, 1958 

LEE M. FRIEDMAN 

Term expires April 30, 1959 

PATRiGK F. McDonald 

Term expires April 30, 1956 



MILTON E. LORD 
Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 

I — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1955 ... 1 

II — Appropriations and Expenditures for Personnel, 

1930-1955 3 

III — Appropriations and Expenditures for Books . 10 

IV — Personnel 14 

V — Book Stock 27 

VI — Use of Books, Films, and Recordings ... 39 

VII — The Catalogs 43 

VIII — Binding 44 

IX — Programs and Exhibitions 45 

X — Trust Funds 70 

XI — Officers of the Library, as of December 31, 1955 86 

Financial Statement 90 



[1] 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930-1955 

Total Expenditures, 1930 - 1955 





FEOM ANNUAL 
CITY 


FROM SPECIAL 
CITY 


FROM 
INCOME OF 


FROM 
GIFTS FOB 




YEAR 


APPROPRIATION 


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 


1955 


3,177,122.03 


13,730.66 


50,459.29 


553.51 


3,241,865.49 



Distribution of Expenditures from Annual City Appropriation, 

1930 - 1955 



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 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


316,029.82 


350,780.06 


3,177,122.03 



Distribution of Expenditures from Special City Appropriations, 1930 - 1955 





CENTRAL LIBRARY 


BRANCH 










FOUNDATIONS 


LIBRARIES 


RELIEF 








ROOF CONSTRUCTION 


NEW 


PROJECTS 


EQUIPMENT 




YEAR 


AND IMPROVEMENTS 


BUILDINGS 


(WPA, ETC.) 


LOAN 


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 












1955 




5,479.28 




$8,251.38 


13,730.66 



[2J 

DiSTEIBTJTION OF EXPENDITURES FROM INCOME OF TrUST FuNDS, 1930 - 1955 

BOOKS AND OTHER 
TEAR LIBBABY MATERIALS 



1930 


$22,466.21 


1935 


22,264.83 


1940 


124,618.89 


1945 


41,370.31 


1950 


60,530.37 


1951 


38,749 .94 


1952 


35,724.77 


1953 


47,863.82 


1954 


60,872.61 


1955 


45,519.55 



SALABIES 


OTHER 


TOTAL 


$180 .00 


S150.00 


$22,796 .21 


1,602.67 


629.00 


24,496.50 


2,070.00 


1,714.80 


128,403.69 


481.65 


843.45 


42,695.41 


100.00 


400.00 


61,030.37 


225 .00 


300.00 


39,274.94 




400.00 


36,124.77 


250.00 


2,097.43 


50,211 .25 


2,211.87 


400.00 


63,484.48 


2,207.90 


2,731.84 


50,459.29 



Distribution of Expenditures from Gifts for Immediate Use, 1930 - 1955 

BOOKS AND OTHER 

TEAR LIBBABT MATERIALS 

1930 

1935 

1940 $88.80 

1945 387.68 

1950 2,706.48 

1951 558.55 

1952 117.53 

1953 300.40 

1954 ],015.60 

1955 553.51 



[3! 

11 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1930-1955 

Total Appropriations and Expenditures for All Personnel, 1930 - 1955 



1930 
1935 
1940 
]945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 



AMOUNT 
APPROPRIATED 

$812,000.00 
915,000.00 
1,065,000.00 
1,065,000.00 
2,110,000.00 
2,278,8f0.00 
2,450,000.00 
2,604,925.93 
2,617,700.00 
2,600,000.00 



AMOUNT 
EXPENDED 

$809,530.41 
912,339.26 
1,045,735.40 
1,064,343.72 
2,109,771.34 
2,275,545.61 
2,392,393.76 
2,607,323.945 
2,656,821 .65|| 
2,510,312.15 



UNEXPENDED 
BALANCE 

$2,469.59 
2,660.74 
19,264.60* 
656.28 
228.66 
3,304. 39 1 
57,606. 24 J 



89,687.85" 



* S18,775.53 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. 
% $52,735. 00 transferred to other accounts of the Library; §25,000.00 transferred to other City 

Departments; $11,952.85 reverted to the City Treasury. 



Changes Year by Year in Total Expenditures for All Personnel, 

1930 - 1955 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OF 




FOR SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAB 


I'OR ALL PERSONNEL 


PRECEDING YEAB 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.20 






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% 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


-5.5% 


+225.7% 



Changes Year by Year in Total Expenditures for Regular Service 
(FuLL-TiMB Personnel), 1930 - 1955 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OP 


% OF 




FOB SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR REGULAR SERVICE 


PRECEDING YEAB 


FBOM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 






1930 


694,183.74 


+4.6% 


+4.6% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+ 17.1% 


+20.4% 


1940 


954,292.69 


+ 1-1% 


+43.8% 


1945 


940,227.10 


+0.8% 


+41.6% 


1950 


1,838,560.39 


+4.1% 


+ 176.8% 


1951 


1,975,774.57 


+6.9% 


+ 197 6% 


1952 


2,080,801.84 


+5.1% 


+213.4% 


1953 


2,290,464.50 


+9.0% 


+244.9% 


1954 


2,353,575.31 


+2.7% 


+254.4% 


1955 


2,227,715.52 


-5.3% 


+235.4% 



[4] 

Changes Year by Year in Total Expenditures for Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel, Etc.), 1930 - 1955 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OF 




FOR SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAB 


FOB EXTRA SERVICE 


PRECEDING TEAR 


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% 


+ 191.5% 


1955 


282,596.63 


-6.6% 


+ 171.6% 



[5] 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1955 

summaky by divisions 
General Administrative Offices 



Regular Service 




$104,993.89 




Extra Service: 








Part-time Service 


$8,975.18 






Evening and Holiday Service 


211.32 






Sundaj^ Service 


703.56 


9,890.06 




Total Expenditures for Administrative Offices 


$114,883.95 


Division of Home Reading and Community Services 




Regular Service 




$1,093,190.42 




Extra Service: 








Part-time Service 


$136,473.39 






Evening and Holiday Service 


1,630.18 






Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 








By the Hour 


6,534.91 






Evening and Holidaj' Service 


17,591.17 






Sunday Service 


5,120.71 


167,350.36 




Total Expenditures for Division of Home 






Reading and Community Services 






1,260,540.78 


Division of Reference and Research Services 






Regular Service 




$537,113.65 




Extra Service : 








Part-time Service 


$47,979.58 






Sunday Service 


13,156.39 


61,135.97 




Total Expenditures for Division of 








Reference and Research Services 






598,249.02 


Division of Business Operations 








Regular Service 




$492,417.56 




Extra Service: 








Evening and Holiday Service 


$7,405.74 






Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 








Evening and Holiday Service 


19,594.96 






Sunday Service 


289.84 






Sunday Service 


13,095.20 


40,385.74 




Total Expenditures for 






Division of Business Operations 






532,803.30 


Miscellaneous Services 








Storytelling 




$3,705.00 




Stereopticon Operator 


Services 


129.50 




Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous 




3,834.50 


Total Expenditures for all Personnel 






$2,510,312.15 



L6J 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN GENERAL 

OFFICES, 1955 



ADMINISTRATIVE 



EVENING AND 



UNIT 


BEGtTLAR 
8EBVICE 


PABT-TIME 
SERVICE 


HOLIDAY 
SERVICE 


SUNDAY 
SERVICE 


TOTAL 
SERVICE 


Director's Office 


§45,980.88 




$11.87 


S8.21 


S46,000.96 


Personnel Office 


27,220.30 


$83.38 






27,303.68 


Information Office 


9,332.92 


8,891.80 


46.76 


647.01 


18,918.49 


Office of Records, Files, 












Statistics 


12,370.03 




99.09 




12,469.12 


Exhibits Office 


10,089.76 




53.60 


48.34 


10,191.70 


Total Expenditures for 












General Administrative 












Offices 


$104,993.89 


$8,975.18 


$211.32 


$703.56 


$114,883.95 



[7J 

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 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$54,727 . 9<) 
21,829.18 
19,690 . 17 
30,609.26 

20,246.28 
63,040.35 
79,395.20 
19,389.05 
784,262.94 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 

$721.67 

3,258.63 
3,250.87 

1,435.03 

8,927.51 

7,199.68 

4,832.38 

106,847.62 



JANITORIAL AND 

cleaning: EVENING, 

BY THE HOUR HOLIDAY AND 
AND EVENING SUNDAY 

AND HOLIDAY SERVICE 



S544.60 



1,071.55 
2,740.51 
2,394.23 



$24,126.08 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$55,449.66 
25,632.41 
19,690.17 
33,860.13 

22,752.86 
74,708.37 
88,989.11 
24,221.43 
915,236.64 



$1,093,190.42 $136,473.39 $24,126.08 $6,750.89 $1,260,540.78 



Branch Libraries 










Adams Sti-eet 


$31,098.89 


$5,717.85 


$1,848.19 


.138,664.93 


Allston 


26,401.89 


1,594.59 





27,996.48 


Brighton 


20,547.47 


3,652.63 


1,970.67 


26,170.77 


Charlestown 


32,332.02 


3,444.28 


1,288.67 


37,064.97 


City Point 


11,308.53 


2,207.58 





13,516.11 


Codman Square 


27,673.62 


4,399.17 





32,072.79 


Connolly 


29,277.75 


2,864,25 


1,302.79 


33,444.79 


Dorchester 


24,644.21 


2,761.49 





27,405.70 


East Boston 


26,794.97 


3,122.77 


1,682.91 


31,600.65 


Egleston Square 


29,817.12 


4,734.47 


1,500.73 


36,052.32 


Faneuil 


25,302.74 


2,443.49 


765.39 


28,511.62 


Hyde Park 


26,334.18 


3,217.67 


967.85 


30,519.70 


Jamaica Plain 


26,098.82 


2,775.38 


47.25 


28,921.45 


Jeffries Point 


12,425.95 


3,444.48 





15,870.43 


Lower Mills 


13,717.35 


2,001.30 


1,367.23 


17,085.88 


Mattapan 


31,389.43 


3,072.87 


1,827.58 


36,289.88 


Memorial 


18,154.58 


2,770.46 


767.23 


21,692.27 


Mt. Bowdoin 


25,195.45 


2,598.79 





27,794.24 


Mt. Pleasant 


14,371.41 


2,006.55 





16,377.96 


Neponset 


13,268.50 


2,490.41 





15,758.91 


North End 


24,665.25 


2,875.45 


1,242.56 


28,783.26 


Orient Heights 


14,175.20 


1,933.05 


2,246.16 


18,354.41 


Parker Hill 


27,918.59 


2,626.63 


1,247.70 


31,792.92 


Phillips Brooks 


10,179.40 


2,010.11 


1,423.62 


13,613.13 


Roslindale 


26,999.07 


3,667.84 


730.67 


31,397.58 


South Boston 


20,440.74 


2,763.45 





23,204.19 


South End 


21,815.50 


3,011.02 





24,826.52 


Tyler Street Reading Room 


10,306.82 


1,469.07 




11,775.89 


Uphams Corner 


27,024.47 


4,859.00 




31,883.47 


Washington Village 


21,623.12 


3,453.37 




25,076.49 


West End 


32,649.56 


4,068.65 


808.13 


37,526.34 


West Roxbury 


32,794.28 


3,272.31 


1,090.75 


37,157.34 


Bookmobile I 


18,682.38 


5,242.93 




23,925.31 


Bookmobile II 


19,806.33 


4,274.26 




24,080.59 


Hospital Library Service 


9,027.35 







9,027.35 


Total Expenditures for 










Branch Libraries 


$784,262.94 


$106,847.62 


$24,126.08 


$915,236.64 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND 
RESEARCH SERVICES, 1955 









EVENING, 
HOLIDAY 






REGULAn 


PART-TIME 


AND SUND.^Y 


TOTAL 


UNIT 


SERVICE 


SERVICE 


SERVICE 


SERVICE 


Executive Staff 


$24,578 31 


$177.27 


$410.35 


525,165.93 


Book Selection Department 


7,306.23 






7,306.23 


Book Stack Service 


94,574.11 


20,654.04 


4,951.35 


120,179.50 


Cataloging and Classification 










Department 


87,015.51 


5,772.41 




92,787.92 


Fine Arts Department 


37,994.41 


4,080.08 


1,421.32 


43.495.81 


General Reference Department 


28,842.14 


1,707.25 


891.78 


31,441.17 


History' Department 


22,509.08 


20.90 


396.00 


22,925.98 


Music Department 


11,564.67 


2,601.29 


497.86 


14,663.82 


Periodical and Newspaper De- 










partment 


35,193.93 


4,705.96 


1,803.18 


41,703.07 


Print Department 


18,696.22 


8.63 




18,704.85 


Rare Book Department 


38,803.84 


1,076.53 


895.12 


40,775.49 


Science and Technology Depart- 










ment 


36,993.31 


3,747.09 


896.80 


41,637.20 


Statistical Department 


22,315.52 


1,539.79 


489.83 


24,345.14 


Teachers Department 


17,901.09 


948.64 


502.80 


19,352.53 


Kirstein Business Branch 


52,825.28 


939.70 




53,764.98 


Total Expenditures for Divi- 










sion of Reference and Re- 










search Services 


$537,113.65 


$47,979,585 


U3,156.39 


$598,249.62 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS 
OPERATIONS, 1955 



Business Office 

Shipping and Pteceiving Section 

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

Mechanical Service 

Cleaning Service 
Printing Department 



JANITORIAL AND EVENING, 

cleaning: HOLIDAY AND 

REGULAR EVENING AND SUNDAY 

SERVICE HOLIDAY SERVICE 

835.926.02 $122.05 

8,296.00 2,153.03 

6,259.40 581.47 

26,738.46 280.09 

93,066.78 

44,057.18 2,445.66 

57,796.90 2,112.68 

169.291.03 $25,067.19 

40/911.40 7,622.97 

10,074.30 — 



Total Expenditures for Divi- 
sion of Business Operations 8492,417 . 56 



TOTAL 

SERVICE 

$36,018.67 
10,449.03 
6,840.87 
27,018.55 
93,063.78 
46,502.84 
59,909 . 67 

194,358.22 
48,534.37 
10,074.30 



$32,690.16 $7,695.58 $532,803.30 



EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES, 1955 



Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 



5,705.00 
129.50 



Total Expenditures for Miscel- 
laneous Services $3,834.50 



[9] 



RECAPITULATION, 1955 



Regular Service 






Full-time Members of the Staff 




$2,227,715.52 


Extra Service 






Part-time 


$193,428.15 




Evening and Holiday Service 


9,247.24 




Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 






By the Hour 


6,534.91 




Evening and Holiday Service 


37,186.13 




Sunday Service 


13,095.20 




Sunday Service 


19,270.50 


278,762.13 


Miscellaneous Services 






Storytelling 


$3,705.00 




Stereopticon Operator 


129.50 


3,834.50 






Total Expenditures for all Personnel 


$2,510,312.15 



10 



III 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 

CiTT Appropriatioxs for the Purchase op Books and 
Other Library Materials, 1930-1955 

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 

1955 325,000 



Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 

1930 - 1955 



TBAH 


FROM 
CITY FUNDS 


FROM INCOME 
OP 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 


1955 


316,029 82 


45,519 55 


361,549 37 



11 



EXPENDITXTRES FOK BoOKS 



AND Other Library Materials by Divisions, 
1935 - 1955 



YEAR 

1935 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1940 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1945 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1950 



From City Fuuds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1951 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1952 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 



Total 



1953 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 



Total 



1954 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1955 



From City Fimds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



DIVISION OP 
HOME READING 


DIVISION OF 
REFERENCE AND 


ENTIRE 


AND COMMtJNlTT 


RESEARCH 


LIBRARY 


SEBVICE3 


SERVICES 


SYSTEM 


$72,440.78 
1,335.89 


$26,793.17 
20,928.94 

$47,722.11 


$99,233.95 
22,264.83 


$73,776.67 


$121,498.78 


$56,100.44 
9,305.14 


$1,399.50 
115,313.75 

$116,713.25 


$57 499.94 
124,618.89 


$65,405.58 


$182,118.83 


$78,211.92 
1,553.76 


$3,489.82 
39,816.55 


$81,701 .74 
41,370.31 


$79,765.68 


$43,306.37 


$123,072 .05 


$140,501.56 
724 .25 


$6,996.60 
59,806.12 


$147,498.16 
60,530.37 


$141,225.81 


$66,802.72 


$208,028.53 


$188,960.79 
870.49 


$37,667.62 
37,879.45 

$75,547.07 


$226,628.41 
38,749.94 


$189,831 .28 


$265,378.35 


$179,773.80 
1,214.18 


$42,979.25 
34,510.59 

$77,489.84 


$222,753.05 
35,724.77 


$180,987.98 


$258,477.82 


$186,795.45 
1,615.11 


$73,343.09 
46,248.71 

$119,591.80 


$260,138.54 
47,863.82 


$188,410.56 


$308,002.36 


$190,767.93 
1,039.64 


$68,604.48 
59,832.97 


$259,372.41 
60,872.61 


$191,807.57 


$128,437.45 


$320,245.02 


$247,919.39 
917.01 


$68,110.43 
44,602.54 

$112,712.97 


$316,029.82 
45,519.55 


$248,836.40 


$361,549.37 



[12] 

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

1930 - 1955 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 



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 
3,177,122.03 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 

LIBRARY MATERIALS 

FROM CITY FUNDS 

$159,999.97 

99,233.95 

67,499.94 

81,701.74 

147,498.16 

226,628.41 

222,753.05 

260,138.54 

259,372.41 

316,029.82 



PERCENTAGES 

OF EXPENDITURES 

FOR BOOKS 

14.12% 
8.11% 
4.66% 
6.24% 
5.73% 
7.86% 
7.33% 
7.87% 
7.99%, 
9.94% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures, 

1930-1955 







TOTAL EXPENDITURES 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 






FROM CITY FUNDS 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


PERCENTAGES 




AND TRUST FUNDS 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


TEAR 




AND TRUST FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


1930 


$1,155,316.27 


$182,466.18 


15.79% 


1935 


1,163,611.38 


121,498.78 


10.44% 


1940 


1,361,036.70 


182,118.83 


13.38% 


1945 


1,352,311.20 


123,072.05 


8.85% 


1950 


2,634,311.69 


208,028.53 


7.90% 


1951 


2.911,874.09 


265,378.35 


9.10% 


1952 


3,073,957.42 


258,477.82 


8.41% 


1953 


3,335,862.25 


308,002.36 


9.23% 


1954 


3,306,939.16 


320.245.02 


9.69% 


1955 


3,227,581.32 


361,549.37 


11.20% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1955 





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% 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


89% 


316,029.82 


11% 


2,826,341.97 


100% 



[13] 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1955 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR SALARIES 

AND WAGES 

FROM CITY FUNDS 

AND TRUST FUNDS 

$809,710.41 
913,941.93 
1,047,805.40 
1,064,825.37 
2,109,871.34 
2,275,770.61 
2,392,393.76 
2,607,573.94 
2,659,033 . 52 

2,512,520.05 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR BOOKS 

FROM CITY FUNDS 

% AND TRUST FUNDS % 



82% 
88% 
85% 
90% 
91% 
90% 
90% 
89% 
89% 
87% 



$182,466.18 
121,498.78 
182,118.83 
123,072.05 
208,028.53 
265,378.35 
258,477.82 
308,002.36 
320,245.02 
361,549.37 



18% 
12% 
15% 
10% 
9% 
10% 
10% 
11% 
11% 
13% 



$992,176.59 
1,035,440.71 
1,229,924.23 
1,187,897.42 
2,317,899.87 
2,541,148.96 
2,654,527.01 
2,915,576.30 
2,979,278.54 
2,874,069.42 



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



Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

and Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1955 









REQUESTED 










REQUESTED 




FOR BOOKS 










FOR 8.1LARIES 




AND OTHER 








YEAR 


AND WAGES 


% 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$812,000.00 


84% 


$150,000.00 


16% 


$962,000.00 


100% 


1935 


937,187.75 


86% 


150,000.00 


14% 


1,087,187.75 


100% 


1940 


1,096,830.57 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1,246,830.57 


100% 


1945 


1,065,000.00 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1,215,000.00 


100% 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


93% 


150,000,00 


7% 


2,260,000.00 


100% 


1951 


2,278,850.00 


90% 


263,000.00 


10% 


2,541,850.00 


100% 


1952 


2,491,083.00 


86% 


195,000.00 


14% 


2,886,083.00 


100% 


1953 


2,604,925.93 


87% 


395,000.00 


13% 


2,999,925.93 


100% 


1954 


2,617,700 00 


87% 


402,500.00 


13% 


3,020,200.00 


100% 


1055 


2,618,000.00 


88% 


350,100.00 


12% 


2,968,100.00 


100% 



[14] 



IV 



1929 
1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 



PERSONNEL 

Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1929 - 1955 



TOTAL EXPENDITDBE3 




TOTAL PERSONNEL 




FOB SALARIES AND 




AS OF 




WAGES FOB ALL 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31ST 


% OP CHANGE 


PERSONNEL 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH TEAii 


FROM 1929 


$770,367.20 




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% 


2,510,312.15 


+225.9% 


742 


+23.3% 



Cost and Number of Regular Service, 1929 - 1955 









TOTAL NUMBER OF 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




REGUL-^R SERVICE 






FOR SALARIES AND 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR REGULAR 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31ST 


% OP CHANGE 


TEAR 


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% 


1955 


2,227,715.52 


+235.6% 


593 


+24.8% 



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

1929 - 1955 









TOTAL EXTRA SERVICE 










PERSONNEL IN TERMS 










OF EQUIVALENT OF 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 






FOR SALARIES AND 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR EXTRA 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 3l8T 


% OP CHANGE 


TEAR 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 




127 




1930 


112,214.67 


+7.8% 


132 


+3.9% 


1935 


96,330.61 


-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% 


1955 


282,596.63 


+ 171.6% 


149 


+ 17.3% 



[15] 
DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS, 1929-1955 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1955 

General Administrative Offices 14 11 13 22 26 24 23 

Division of Business Operations 119 138 127 112 138 132 142 

Circulation Division 210 254 257 237 256 

Division of Home Reading and 

Communit}^ Services 286 291 

Reference Division 132 160 183 143 168 • 

Division of Reference and 

Research Services 137 137 

Total 475 563 580 514 588 579 593 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1955 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1955 

Executive Department 11 

Editor's Department 1 

Training Class 2 • 

Training Office 2 

Director's Office 11 13 6 9 7 7 

Exhibits Office ■ — • 3 2 

Information Office 6 6 3 3 

Personnel Office 5 7 7 7 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 3 4 4 4 

Total 14 11 13 22 26 24 23 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1955 

DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1955 

Division of Business Operations, 

Executive Staff 5 5 

Business Office 3 6 8 9 

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 18 

Book Preparation Department — • 9 12 14 

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 2 3 

Bindery Department 31 

Binding Department 35 34 26 26 24 24 

Printing Department 6 6 6 6 5 2 2 

Engineers Department 41 — - 

Buildings Department — 45 39 38 45 44 48 

Cleaners 23 20 16 13 15 15 15 

Total 119 138 127 112 138 132 142 



[161 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1955 
DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES 

DEC. 3J DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1955 

Circulation Division, Executive Staff 8 9 8 14 

Division of Home Reading and 

Community Services, Executive Staff 12 12 

Audio-Visual Center* 

Audio-Visual Department 8 7 

Branch Department 25 

Central Office, Branch Libraries 26 21 

Book Preparation Department 5 j 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 6 8 7 6 

Branch Issue Department 10 9 8 8 

Book Selection Department 2 2 3 5 5 

Central Charging Records % 22 22 

Registration Department t 8 9 

Open Shelf Department 6 7 21 21 

Children's Department 8 5 

Young People's Room 5 4 4 

School Issue Department 8 5 8 5 6 

Branch Libraries: 

Adams Street§ 8 8 

Allston 4 8 8 7 7 7 7 

Andrew Square 4 5 5 Name changed to 

Washington Village 

Boylston 4 5 7 Name changed to Connolly 

Brighton 7 6 7 7 7 5 5 

Charlestown 8 9 9 6 8 8 8 

City Point 2 4 4 4 5 4 3 

Codman Square 7 8 8 7 8 7 7 

Connolly 7 8 7 7 

Dorchester 6 7 7 6 7 6 6 

East Boston 11 11 10 8 8 8 8 

Egleston Square II ~T ""^ "^ ~^ ~^ « ^ 

Faneuil 3 7 7 6 6 6 b 

Fellowes Athenaeum 7 6 7 6 Closed March 15, 1949 

Hyde Park 7 7 7 6 7 6 7 

Jamaica Plain 6 5 6 o 8 6 7 

Jeffries Point 3 5 6 ^5 4 4 

Kirstein '^ 4 Closed July 1, 1940 

Lower Mills 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 

Mattapan 5 9 10 9 9 8 8 

Memorial 9 12 11 8 8 5 4 

Mount Bowdoin 7 6 6 6 7 6 7 

Mount Pleasant '^ '} f '}' ^ '^ f^ 

Neponset 3 3 3 .i 4 3 3 

North End 8 10 10 8 9 7 7 

Orient Heights 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 

Parker Hill 3 8 8 7 7 7 8 

Phillips Brooks 3 3 3 b 2 2 

* Opened as Audio- Visual Center January 2, 1952; became Audio- Visual Department April 1, 1953. 

t Transferred to Division of Business Operations February 13, 1946. 

t Registration Department incorporated into Central Charging Records April 1, 19oo. 

§ Branch Library opened August 29, 1951. 

11 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 1954 1955 

Roslindale 5 7 7 7 6 7 7 

Roxbury Crossing 4 4 Closed July 1, 1938 

South Boston 8 8 7 4 5 5 6 

South End 8 7 6 5 6 5 6 

Tyler Street Reading Room** 4 4 3 3 

Uphams Corner 10 9 10 8 8 7 7 

Washington Village • 6 7 5 7 

West End 9 9 9 9 10 9 8 

West Roxbury 6 8 8 7 9 8 8 

Bookmobile Iff ■ 5 5 

Bookmobile Iljj 5 5 

Hospital Library Service §§ 2 3 

Total 210 254 257 237 256 286 291 

** Closed as Branch Library July 1, 1938; re-opened as Reading Room December 7, 1951. 
tt Service began February 20, 1950. 
tt 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, 1929-1955 
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 1954 1955 

Reference Division, Executive Staff 6 11 3 6 

Division of Reference and Researcli 

Services, Executive Staff 5 5 

Book Selection Department 2 

Book Selection Department, Reference 

Division 2 2 2 

Book Selection Department, Division 

of Reference and Research Services — ■ 2 1 

Catalog Department 19 — • 

Shelf Department 15 

Cataloffing and Classification Depart- 
ment 33 31 27 27 24 24 

Registration Department 8 9 10 

Issue Department 36 40 46 — - 

Book Stack Service 38 40 30 30 

Information Department 5 6 9 1 

Open Shelf Department + 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals 25 

Genealogical Department 1 ' • 

Bates Hall Reference Desk 5 8 

Bates Hall Centre Desk 7 4 • 

Main Reading Room — — T Z 

General Reference Department 10 12 7 b 

Newspaper Department 2 ■ 

Periodical Department 5 - - - - 

Periodical and Newspaper Department • 10 8 9 8 8 

Special Libraries Department 19 — • 

Fine Arts, Rare Book, and Technology 

Departments ' 
Technolog}^, Fine Arts, and Music 

Departments 16 - — — - - 

Fine Arts Department [8] [9] 10 9 10 9 9 

Music Department [4] [3] 5 4 4 3 6 

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

Patent Department — — 3 - - - - 

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

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 11 ^^ _lf _^ _^ _^ 

Total 132 160 183 143 168 137 137 

* Transferred to Circulation Division Marcli 1, 1940. 

t Transferred to General Adminiatrative Offices July 1, 1940. 

i Transferred to Circulation Division July 1, 1940. 

Note: Cleaners assigned to Kirstein Business Branch are included. 



119] 

DISTRIBUTIOxX OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY CATEGORIES, 
DECEMBER 31, 1955 

Library Workers 

General Officers 15 

Bookmobile Librarian 2 

Branch Librarian 27 

Chief 15 

Curator ] 

Readers Advisor 3 

Assistant-in-Charge 14 

Administrative Assistant 4 

Adults Librarian 1(5 

Book Preparation Librarian 1 

Book Purchasing Librarian 1 

Book Selection Librarian 1 

Cataloger and Classitier 2 

Children's Librarian 17 

Extension Librarian 1 

Hospital Librarian 1 

Reference Librarian 7 

Young Adults Librarian 2 

Assistant, 5th Step 2 

Adults Assistant 8 

Book Preparation Assistant 1 

Cataloger 1 

Children's Assistant 1 

Executive Assistant 2 

Reference Assistant 5 

Young Adults Assistant 1 

Assistant, 4th Step 1 

Assistant (Professional Library Service) 103 

Probationary Assistant 62 

Probationary Assistant (Military t^ubstitute) 1 

Probationary Assistant (Temporary) 2 

Assistant (Sub-Professional Library Service) 101 

Unclassified Assistant 32 

Unclassified Assistant (Military Substitute) 11 

Unclassified Assistant (Temporary) 4 

Total 468* 

* This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent 
on Military Leave on December 31, 1955, and for whom there were no 
Military Substitutes. 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 

Auditor 

Bookkeeper 

Bookkeeping Machine Operator 

Senior Clerk and Typist 

Clerk and Typist 

Key Punch Operator 



Principal Clerk 

Clerk 

Clerk (Emergency) 

Clerk-Messenger 

Chief of Binding Department 

Foreman 

Finisher 3 

Forwarder 7 

Apprentice Bookbinder 2 



— 7 



[20] 

Sewer g 

Sewer (Probationary) 2 

— 24 

Linotype Operator 1 

Pressman, Cylinder . . i 

— 2 

Superintendent of Buildings 1 

Stenographer 1 

Fire Prevention Inspector 1 

Senior Building Custodian 16 

Junior Building Custodian 18 

Watchman 3 

Assistant Housekeeper 1 

Cleaner 25 

Head Electrician 1 

Electrician 1 

Electrician (Temporary) 1 

Electrician's Helper 1 

Working Foreman of Carpenters 1 

Carpenter 2 

Carpenter (TemporarjO 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 1 

Elevator Attendant 1 



Library Workers 468 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 125 

Total 593* 

* This figure does not include those members of the stafif who were absent 
on Military Leave on December 31, 1955 and for whom there were no 
Military Substitutes. 



87 
125 



[21] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE BIBLIOTHECAL SERVICE 

The Sub-Pkofessional 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 j'ears of emplojment . . 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 




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Administrative Assistant (Step 5) 
Adulta Librarian (Step 5) . 
Audio-Visual Librarian (Step 5) . 
Book Preparation Librarian (Step 5) 
Book Purchasing Librarian (Step 5) 
Book Selection Librarian (Step 5) 
Cataloger and Classifier (Step 5) 
Children's Librarian (Step 5) 
Extension Librarian (Step 5) 
Hospital Librarian (Step 5) 
Reference Librarian (Step 5) 
School Librarian (Step 5) 
Young Adults Librarian (Step 5) 

The Specialist Service 

Curator 

Readers Advisor ... 



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 



S4860-$5360 

4860- 5360 

Specialist activities 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 

The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department S4S60-$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 JUNE 30, 1955 

The Clerical Service 



Auditor 

Bookkeeper .... 
Bookkeeping Machine Operator 



Clerk 

Clerk-Messenger 
Clerk-Typist . 
Key Punch Operator 
Stenographer . 
Senior Clerk-Typist 
Principal Clerk 

The Mechanical Service 



Carpenter, Working Foreman 
Carpenter 

Electrician, Head . 
Electrician 
Electrician's Helper 

Painter, Working Foreman 
Painter .... 
Furniture Finisher 

Engineer, 3d Class Stationar 

Steamfitter 

Machinist's Helper 

Mason .... 
Mason's Helper 

Fire Prevention Inspector 

*Senior Building Custodian 
*Junior Building Custodian 

*Watchman 

Elevator Attendant 
Elevator Operator . 

Housekeeper . 
Assistant Housekeeper . 
Cleaner .... 

The Mechanical Sei"vice — Printing and Binding 

as of May 1, 1953 



Chief .... 

as of May 4, 1955 

Foreman 

Finisher (Special) 

Finisher 

Forwarder 

Apprentice Bookbinder .... 

Sewer, Working Forewoman 

Sewer 

Apprentice Sewer 



$4860- $5360 

65.50- 80.00 
65.50- 80.00 

48.00- 60.50 
48.00- 60.50 
50.50- 63.00 
50.50- 63.00 
53.00- 65. 5() 
60.50- 73.00 
65.50- 80.00 



.'<70.50-$S7.00 
68.00- 83.50 

70.50- 87.00 
68.00- 83.50 
58.00- 70.50 

70.50- 87.00 
68.00- 83.50 
68.00- 83.50 

68.00- 83.50 
68.00- 83.50 
58.00- 70.50 

68.00- 83.50 
58.00- 70.50 

65.50- 80.00 

63.00- 76.50 
58.00- 70.60 

58.00- 70.50 

58.00- 70.50 
58.00- 70.50 

48.00- 60.50 
45.50- 58.00 
43.00- 55.50 



$5350- $5850 

$97.81 
97.25 
93.75 
93.75 

46.88- 93.75 
60.00 
52.50 

38.63- 52.50 



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



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as of September 5, 1955 

Linotype Operator $98.00 

Pressman, Cylinder 98.00 



TRAINING COURSES, 1950-1955 

1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 



Individuals taking courses 


151 


109 


109 


121 


101 


Total enrollment in all courses 


178 


137 


138 


187 


116 


Passing grades 


134 


93 


94 


141 


73 


Withdrawals 


27 


28 


29 


28 


23 


Cases of incompleted work 





1 








2 


Failures 


17 


15 


15 


18 


18 



Percentage of courses passed 75% 68% 68% 75% 63% 



25 



ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1955 



EXAMINATION 

Sub-Professional Library 
Service 
General Paper 

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



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 



32 (73%) 

15 (94%) 

8 (89%) 

( 0%) 

3 (27%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 



357 (67%) 179 ( 33%) 



12 ( 27%) 
1 ( 6%) 
1 ( 11%) 
1 (100%) 
8 ( 73%) 



536 (100%) 



44 (100%) 

16 (100% 

9 (100% 

1 (100% 

11 (100%) 



QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS, 1955 
The Professional Library Service 



EXAMINATION 



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

Librar,Y (Q) 
Boston Public Library — Branch 

Libraries (Q) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 


INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 


TOTAL 


2 (100%) 
8 ( 89%) 
6 ( 86%) 


( 0%) 

1 (11%) 

1 (14%) 


2 (100%) 
9 (100%) 
7 (100%) 


4 ( 57%) 


3 (43%) 


7 (100%) 


7 ( 88%) 


1 (12%) 


8 (100%) 



The Sub-Professional Library Service 



EXAMINATION 



Book Ordering (Q) 
Book Preparation (Q) 
Book Shelving (Q) 
Elementary Cataloging (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 

1 ( 14%) 
12 ( 92%) 

8 ( 80%) 
24 (100%) 

19 ( 95%) 

11 ( 73%) 

12 ( 80%) 
3 ( 50%) 

10 ( 91%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

6 (86%) 

1 ( 8%) 

2 (20%) 

( 0%) 

1 ( 5%) 
4 (27%) 

3 (20%) 
3 (50%) 
1 ( 9%) 



TOTAL 

7 (100%) 
13 (100%) 

10 (100%) 
24 (100%) 

20 (100%) 

15 (100%) 

15 (100%) 

6 (100%) 

11 (100%) 



PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1955 



EXAMINATION 



Acquisition of Library Materials (V) 
Advanced Languages — French (II) 
Advanced Languages — German (II) 
Audio-Materials — Application and Tech- 
niques of Use (V) 
Audio-Materials — Subject Knowledge (IV) 
Audio-Visual Materials (III) 
Cataloging (IV) 
Library Administration (V) 
Literature — General Field (III) 
Literature for Adults (IV) 
Literature for Children (IV) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 

0( 0%) 
1 ( 50%) 
0( 0%) 

1 ( 50%) 

2 (100%) 
2 (100%) 
1 (100%) 
0( 0%) 
0( 0%) 
1 ( 50%) 
5 (100%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

1 (100%) 
1 ( 50%) 
1 (100%) 

1 ( 50%) 
0( 0%) 
0( 0%) 
0( 0%) 
1 (100%) 
3 (100%) 
1 ( 50%) 
0( 0%) 



1 (100%) 

2 (100%) 

1 (100%) 

2 (100%) 
2 (100%) 

2 (100%) 
1 (100%) 

1 (100%) 

3 (100%) 

2 (100%) 
5 (100%) 



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Literature for Young Adults (IV) 

National and Trade Bibliography (III) 

Public Library as an Institution (I) 

Publishing (IV) 

Social Sciences and History — General 
Field (II) 

Visual Materials — Application and Tech- 
niques of Use (V) 

Visual Materials — Subject Knowledge (IV) 

Work w-ith Adults (V) 

Work with Children (V) 

Work with Young Adults (V) 

Special Fields — Subject Knowledge (IV) 

Special Fields — Bibliographical Knowl- 
edge (V) 



1 (100%) 

2 (100%) 
2 ( 25%) 
0( 0%) 



0( 0%) 

( 0%) 
6 ( 75%) 

1 (100%) 



( 0%) 

1 (100%) 

1 ( 50%) 
5 ( 83%) 

2 (100%) 
1 (100%) 



1 



1 

1 

0( 

0( 



(100 'j^) 
( 0%) 
( 50%) 
( 17%) 
0%) 
0%) 



1 (100%) 

2 (100%) 
8 (100%) 
1 (100%) 



( 67%) 3 ( 33%) 9 (100%) 



1 (100%) 

1 (100%) 

2 (100%) 
6 (100%) 
2 (100%) 
1 (100%) 



1 (100%) ( 0%) 1 (100%) 



APPOIXTMEXTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1955 
* Jeremiah J. Danker Superintendent of Buildings 

Elizabeth B. Boudrcau Chief of the Information Office, Emeritus 



Beatrice M. Flanagan 
Ethel M. llazlewoo.! 



Chief of the School Issue Department, 
Emeritus 

Chief of Cataloging and Classification 
for Home Reading Ser^^ces, Emeritus 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1955 



Helen E. Parker 
Mary L. Oilman 
Katherine C. IVIcGrath 
Jean B. Lay 
Elizabeth B. Boudreau 
Katherine J. Collins 
Ethel M. Hazlewood 
Gertrude E. Leufgren 
Beatrice M. Flanagan 
Flora A. Ennis 
Mary E. Mulvaney 



After 
Mier 
After 
.After 
After 
After 
After 
After 
After 
After 
After 



16 years of 
25 years of 

29 years of 

30 years of 
33 years of 
33 years of 
39 years of 
42 years of 
44 years of 
50 years of 
50 years of 



service 
service 
service 
service 
service 
service 
service 
service 
service 
service 
service 



Temporary appointment 



[27] 

V 
BOOK STOCK 

TOTAL NUMBER OF VOLUMES IN THE LIBRARY AS OF 
DECEMBER 31, 1955 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library 1,315,004 

Kirstein Business Branch 41,588 

Total for Division 1,356,592 1,356,592 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Open Shelf Department 52,523 

School Issue Department 42,442 

Branch Issue Department 61,990 

Branch Libraries 

Adams Street 19,933 

Allston 19,586 

Brighton 23,453 

Charlestown 15,516 

City Point 12,769 

Codman Square 20,154 

Connolly 17,565 

Dorchester 18,397 

East Boston 16,650 

Egleston Square 18,625 

Faneuil 19,895 

Hyde Park 20,450 

Jamaica Plain 18,122 

Jeffries Point 9,735 

Lower Mills 13,151 

Mattapan 24,186 

Memorial 14,532 

Mt. Bowdoin 15,406 

Mt. Pleasant 10,593 

Neponset 10,117 

North End 14,535 

Orient Heights 9,909 

Parker Hill 18,267 

Phillips Brooks 9,024 

Roslindale 21,230 

South Boston 12,659 

South End 15,753 

Tyler Street Reading Room . . . 7,725 

Uphams Corner 19,243 

Washington Village 16,343 

West End 25,862 

WestRoxbury 22,629 

Bookmobile I 16,102 

Bookmobile II 17,379 

Hospital Library Service . . . . 6,618 

Total for Branch Libraries . . . 572,113 572,113 

Total for Division 729,068 729,068 

Total for Entire Library System 2,085,660 



28] 











BOOK STOCK 










The total number of volumes in the Library at the end of each year since 


its formation is shown in the following statement: 


1852-53 .... 9,688 1904-05 .... 871,050 


1853-54 








16,221 1905-06 








878,933 


1854-55 








22,617 1906-07 








903,349 


1855-56 








28,080 1907-08 








922,348 


1856-57 








34,896 1908-09 








941,024 


1857-58 








70,851 1909-10 








961,522 


1858-59 








78,043 1910-11 








987,268 


1859-60 








85,031 1911-12 








1,006,717 


1860-61 








97,386 1912-13 








1,049,011 


1861-62 








105,034 1913-14 








1,067,103 


1862-63 








110,563 1914-15 








1,098,702 


1863-64 








116,934 1915-16 








1,121,747 


1864-65 








123,016 1916-17 








1,139,682 


1865-66 








130,678 1917-18 








1,157,326 


1866-67 








136,080 1918-19 








1,173,695 


1867-68 








144,092 1919-20 








1,197,498 


1868-69 








152,796 1920-21 








1,224,510 


1869-70 








160,573 1921-22 








1,258,211 


1870-71 








179,250 1922-23 








1,284,094 


1871-72 








192,958 1923-24 








1,308,041 


1872-73 








209,456 1924-25 








1,333,264 


1873-74 








260,550 1925 








1,363,515 


1874-75 








276,918 1926 








1,388,439 


1875-76 








. 297,873 1927 








1,418,489 


1876-77 








321,010 1928 








1,442,802 


1877-78 








. 345,734 1929 








1,475,743 


1878-79 








. 360,963 1930 








1,526,951 


1879-80 








. 377,225 1931 








1,572,802 


1880-81 








. 390,982 1932 








1,631,422 


1881-82 








404,221 1933 








1,654,017 


1882-83 








. 422,116 1934 








1,673,609 


1883-84 








. 438,594 1935 








1,682,848 


1884-85 








. 453,947 1936 








1,693,335 


1885 








. 460,993 1937 








1,700,681 


1886 








. 479,421 1938 








1,693,688 


1887 








. 492,956 1939 








1,704,729 


1888 








. 505,872 1940 








1,714,923 


1889 








. 520,508 1941 








1,720,605 


1890 








. 536,027 1942 








1,734,516 


1891 








. 556,283 1943 








1,732,395 


1892 








. 576,237 1944 








*1,719,983 


1893 








. 597,152 1945 








1,733,000 


1894 








610,375 1946 








1,757,095 


1895 








628,297 1947 








1,770,414 


1896-97 








663,763 1948 








1,811,806 


1897-98 








698,888 1949 








1,832,173 


1898-99 








716,050 1950 








1,870,428 


1899-1900 








746,383 1951 








1,924,640 


1900-01 








781,377 1952 








1,960,922 


1901-02 








812,264 1953 








2,011,358 


1902-03 








835,904 1954 








2,056,722 


1903-04 








848,884 1955 








2,085,660 



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



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ACCESSIONS, 1955 

The following statistics include materials received in 1955; they do 
not include materials received in earlier years, but processed only in 
1955. 

Classification of Accessions, 1955 

SOURCE NO. OP VOLUMES 

By purchase 124,844 

By gift and exchange 39,354 

By binding of newspapers .... 21 

By binding of serials 5,478 



169,697 



Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books 
AND Other Library Materials, 1955 



Division of Reference and Research Services 

From City Appropriation $68,088.31 

From Trust Funds income 44,598.29 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation $247,878.86 

From Trust Funds income 917.01 



$112,686.60 



248,795.87 
$361,482.47 



Distribution of Books Acquired by Purchase 
Division of Reference and Research Sei'vices 

From City Appropriation 10,492 

From Trust Funds income 5,607 



16,099 



Division of Home Reading and Community Sei'vices 

From City Appropriation 108,446 

From Trust Funds income 299 



108,745 
124,844 

Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Division of Home Reading 
AND Community Services, 1951-1955 













TOTAL NUMBER 












OF VOLUMES 




NUMBER OF 




NET INCREASE 


DIVISION OF HOME 




VOLUMES 


NUMBER OF 


OR 


DECREASE IN 


HEADING AND COM- 


YEAR 


DISCARDED 


VOLUMES ADDED 


NUMBER OF VOLUMES 


MUOTTY SERVICES 


1951 


59,101 


100,303 




+41,202 


632,706 


1952 


51,523 


73,301 




+21,778 


654,484 


1953 


56,121 


89,427 




+33,306 


687,790 


1954 


46,013 


74,030 




+28,017 


715,807 


1955 


72,864 


86.125 




+ 13,261 


720,068 



30 



A SELECTION OF NOTABLE PURCHASES, 1955 

BOOKS 

Early Printed Books 

Aesopus. Etlicho Fabel Esopi verteutschet vnnd inn reymen 
gebracht durch Erasmum Alberum. [Augsburg] 1539. 

Vita Esopi. Venice, 1493. 

Alexandre le Grand. Icy commence Ihystoire . . . Lyon [ca. 1530] 

Antoninus. Confessionale. Florence, 1507. 

Baldachino, Filippo da. Dyalog o de patientia. Perugia, 1525. 

Bigres, P. L. Le vainqueur de la mort. Paris, 1652. 

Bonaventura (Pseudo). Vita Christi edita a sancto Bonaventura. 

Ulm [ca. 1487] 
Bonifacius de Cova. Opus de perfectione Christiano. Paris, 1517. 
Bouchet, Jean. S'Ensuyvent les regnars traversant . . . Paris 

[ca. 1550] 
Carvacho, Juan Francisco. Honesto y agradable entretenimiento. 

Zaragoza, 1578. 
Castroval, Pedro de. Tractatus vel si mauis expositio. Pamplona 

[1499] 
Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual. Officia propria. Bologna 

(Archdiocese). Officium proprium divi Petronii. Bologna, 1563. 

Treaties. Concordat inter . . . Papam 

Leonem decimum et . . . Franciscum . . . Paris, 
1518. 

Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Libros de Marco Tulio Ciceron, en que 
tracta De los ofiicios, De la amicicia, y De la senectud. Con 
la Economica de Xenophon. Alcala, 1549. 

Coustau, Pierre. Pegma. Lyon, 1555. 

Dominicans. Processionarium . . . ordinis predicatorum. Se- 
ville, 1519. 

Erasmus, Desiderius. Paraclesis. [Strassburg? 1522] 

Eyb, Albrecht von. Ob einem Man. Augsburg, 1540. 

FeHciano, Francesco. Libro de abaco. Venice, 1550. 

Gamucci, Bern. Libri quattro deli'antichita d. Citta di Roma 
. . . Venice, 1565. 

Gozzi, Gaspare Cesare. Delle lodi di sua eccelenza il signor Lodovico 
Manino. Venice, 1764. 

Guerin Mesquin. Lhystoire des faitz et prou esses. Paris [1552] 

Libro llamado El por que, provechosissimo para la conservacion de 
la salud . . . Alcala, 1587. 

Mallorca. Group of 73 rare items, printed in Mallorca. 1612-1787. 

Marino, Marco. Hortus Eden. Venice, 1585. 

]\Iiranda y Pas, Francisco de. Discurso sobre si se le puede hazer 
Fiesta al Primer Padre del Genero Humano Adan . . . 
Madrid, 1636. 

Moniglia, Giovanni Andrea. L'hipermestra. Florence, 1658. 

Moser, Ludwig. Eyn schon nutzlich buchlein. Basel, 1507. 



[31] 

Olma, Giovanni Pietro. Ucceliera. Rome, 1622. 

Oliviero, Antonio Francesco. La alamanna. [Venice, 1567] 

Peckham, John. De Oculo morali. Venice, 1496. 

Perez, Miguel. La Vida y Excellencias y miraglos della sacratissima 

virgen Maria. Seville, 1525. 
Rappresentazione di Santa Dorothea Vergine e Martire. Florence, 

1555. 
Rappresentazione e festa di Giosef figliuolo di Giacob. Viterbo, 

1606. 
Raulin, Jean. CoUacio habita in publico . . . Paris, 1500. 
[Robles, Juan de] Libro delos miraglos de sant Isidro arcobispo de 

Sevilla . . . [Salamanca, 1525] 
Savonarola, Hieronymis. La expositione del psalmo Ixxix. Florence 

[ca. 1495?] 

Expositiones in psalmos. Venice, 1524. 

[Schaeufelein, Hans Leonhard] Doctrina, vita, et passio Jesu Christi 

. . . Frankfurt [1550] 
Seyxas Y Lovera, Francisco de. Theatro naval hydrographico. 

Madrid, 1688. 
Trottus, Albertus. Tractatus de horis . . . [Nuremberg, 1514] 
Vademecum. Diversi libelli in unum collect!. [Nuremberg, 1504] 
Valades, Didacus. Rhetorica Christiana. Perugia, 1579. 
Velmatius, Joannes Maria. Veteris & Novi Testamenti. Venice, 

1538. 
Verdadera relacion del muy grande . . . recebimiento que 

. . . se le ha hecho a la muy alta y Serenisima Reyna y 

Senora nuestra Dona Ana . . . Valladolid, 1570. 
Vita de la Gloriosa Vergine. Venice, 1549. 
Vitae patrum. Vita de sancti padri vulgare hystoriata. [Venice, 

1518] 
Wimphelingius, Jacobus. Adolescentia. Strassburg, 1505. 



Americana 

At a meeting of the freeholders, and other inhabitants of the Town 

of Boston ... on April 24, 1734. Boston, 1734. 
Blasco y Navarro, Thomas. Cancicn elegiaca. Mexico, 1811. 
Blazquez Mayoraldi, Juan. Perfecta racon de estado. Mexico, 

1646. 
Duran, Miguel. Rephca apologetica y satisfactoria. Lima, 1773. 
Jesuits. Letters from missions. Cartas edificantes. 16 v. Madrid, 

1753. 
Ledesma, Fr. Clemente de. Compendio del despertador de noticias 

de los Santos Sacramentos. Mexico, 1695. 
Nunez, Roque. Diario celebre solemne novenario. Guatemala, 

1673. 
Several rules, orders & by-laws made ... by the free-holders 

and inhabitants of Boston . . . May 12 and September 

22, 1701. Boston, 1702 [-1728]. 



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Illustrated Books 

Abbey, John Roland. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 

1770-1860. London, 1953. 
Apollimaire, Guillaume. Calligrammes. Paris, 1930. 
Boccaccio, Giovanni. Boccaccio's Biich von den furnembsten, 

Weibern, mit den 78 Holzschnitten der Ulmer Ausgabe von 

1473 und einem Nachwort von Kurt Pfister. Potsdam, 1924. 
Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge. Alice's adventures in wonderland. 

New York, Limited Editions Club, 1932. 
Dufy, Raoul. Engraving of "Notre Dame de Bonne Chance," in 

style of 15th-century Images. 
Ehrien, Casimirus. De servis aethiopibus Europaeorum in coloniis 

Americae. Strassburg, 1787. 
Eluard, Paul. Le visage de la paix; illus. by Picasso. Paris [1951] 
Frene, Rogers. Les nymphes; illus. by Modigliani. Paris, 1921. 
Goll, Claire. Journal d'un cheval; illus. by Chagall. Paris, 1952. 
Grant, Alistair. Frangois Villon: ten ballades. London, 1953. 
Louys, Pierre. Le crepuscule des nymphes; lithographies de Pierre 

Bonnard. [Paris, 1946] 
Motherlant, Henry de. Les olympiques; illus. by Ch. Despiau. 

Paris, 1943. 
Ponge, Francis. Cinq Sapates; illus. by Braque. Paris, 1950. 
Reverdy, Pierre. Visages; illus. by Matisse. Paris, 1946. 
Schoonebeck, Adriaan van. Nette afbeelgingen. 2 v. Amsterdam, 

1688-91. 
Vertes, Marcel. Amandes vertes. Paris, 1952. 
Zola, Emile. Ed. Manet. Paris, 1867. 



Manuscripts 

Albertus Magnus. Compendium theologicae Veritatis. Manu- 
script from the 14th century; mth border decorations and 
miniatures. From the region of the Abbruzzi. 

Antiphonarium leaf. 14th century. With a large illuminated minia- 
ture representing the murder of Thomas a Becket. Of the 
school of Niccolo da Bologna. 

Antiphonarium leaf. 14th century. With miniature of the Nativity. 
German school. 

Antiphonarium leaf. 14th century. With miniature showing the 
martyrdom of Saints Stephen, Lawrence, Paul, and Sebastian. 
Of the school of Niccolo da Bologna. 

Antiphonarium leaf. Mid-1 5th century. With a remarkable 
miniature, depicting the martyrdom of St. Primus and 
St. Felician. Italian. 

Armenian Hymnal. Late 16th century. AVith sixteen full-page 
miniatures and more than one hundred fifty decorations on 
the margins. The style is Byzantine, with Persian and 
Arabic influences. 



[33] 

Benedictine Temporale. 14th century. With illuminated minia- 
tures, one representing an abbess. Dutch school. 

Book of Hours, c. 1470-80. With full-page miniatures and his- 
toriated initials "en grisaille." It has been ascribed to 
Guillaume Vrelant, the great Flemish miniaturist. 

Book of Hours, c. 1490. With full-page miniatures and magnificent 
borders. Italian school. 

Charles V. Genoa, 1541. Original deed sent to Queen Juana, the 
mother of Charles V, in favor of Don Inigo Lopez de Mendoza. 

Columbus manuscript. En la ciudad de Mexico. 1602. Relates to a 
judicial action of the great-granddaughter of Columbus. 

Gritti, Andreas, Doge of Venice. Ducal Commission bestowing the 
governorship of Verona on Jerome (Hieronymus) Zani. 1528. 

Homerus. Codex Ilias Ambrosianus. Bern, 1953. (Reproduction.) 

Leaf from a monastic Rule. Early 14th century. With miniature of 
Saint John, and a scene representing the delivery of the Rule 
to the faithful. 

Papal absolution. Ca. 1600. With border design. 

Regola di S. Chiara. 16th century. Written in large Spanish 
Gothic characters. The first leaf contains a large portrait of 
Santa Clara. 

Spanish Court Document. 16th century. With a portrait of King 
Philip II, and below a horseman in battle. 

Prints 

Beckman, Max. 

Ten original etchings. 
Bonnard, Pierre. 

Portrait of Vollard with Cat, etching. 
Campigli, Massimo. 

Le Collier, color lithograph. 
Cezanne, Paul. 

Portrait of a Woman, etching. 
Chagall, Marc. 

Plate for The Fables, etching (3 states). 

Eleven prints from Old Testament Series, etchings. 
Daumier, Honore. 

Five portfolios containing 421 lithographs. 
Derain, Andre. 

Four lithographs: Profile of a Woman, Woman with Arms over 

Head, Woman with Black Hair, Woman with Hand at Forehead. 
Desnoyer, Francois. 

Le Plage, color Uthograph. 
Eichenberg, Fritz. 

Ten wood engravings for Old Testament. 
Forain, Jean-Louis. 

Le Retour de V Enfant Prodigue, drawing. 
Kollwitz, Kaethe. 

Four etchings: Death, Woman and Child, On the Battlefield, 

Unemployment, Woman with Dead Child. Four lithographs: 

Mother with Child in Arms, There is No Return, The Waiting, 

Woman Welcoming Death. 



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Legros, Alphonse. 

Triomphe de la Mort, drawdng. 
Logan, Robert Fulton. 

Sixteen etchings. 
Nason, Thomas. 

Maine Islands, wood engraving. 
Redon, Odilon. 

Portrait of Bonnard, etching. 
Wilson, John. 

Campesinos, lithograph. 

Zao Wou-Ki. 

Four color lithographs: Les Poissons (2 states), Les Fleurs 

(2 states). 
Zora, Anders. 

Dagmar, etching. 



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A SELECTION OF NOTABLE GIFTS, 1955 
BOOIvS AND OTHER MATERIALS 

American Legion, North End Post No. 53. 

A collection of six volumes of miscellaneous works given to the 

North End Branch Library. 
American Veterans Committee, Ernie Pyle Chapter. 

A collection of nineteen volumes and pamphlets on world peace. 
Barber, Mrs. David A. 

A collection of fourteen volumes of miscellaneous works for the 

West Roxbury Branch Library. 
Bentley, Harry C. 

A collection of four volumes for the Bentley Collection of Works 

on Accounting. 
Berenson, Bernard. 

Bibhografia de Bernard Berenson, a cura di William Mostyn- 

Owen. 
Blanck, Jacob. 

Bibliography of American literature. Volume 1. Compiled by 

Jacob Blanck for the BibHographical Society of America. 
Bloomfield, Daniel. 

A collection of forty-two volumes and pamphlets on business 

subjects. 
Bollingen Foundation. 

The art of Indian Asia. By Heinrich Zimmer. 

Egyptian religious texts and representatives. Volume 2. 
Edited by Alexandre Piankoff. 

The great mother. An analysis of the archetype. By Erich 
Neumann. 

The interpretation of nature and the psyche. (Includes: Syn- 
chronicity, by C. G. Jung; and The influence of archety- 
pal ideas on the scientific theories of Kepler). 

Monotheism among primitive peoples. By Paul Radin. 

The myth of the eternal return. By Mircea Eliade. 
Boston Browning Society. 

Six volumes to be included in The Browning Collection. 
Bowen, Carl. 

A collection of fifteen volumes for the West End Branch Library. 
Chase, Ernest Dudley. 

A complete set of the pictorial maps drawn and published by 

Ernest Dudley Chase. 
Clark, Lester L. 

A collection of tliirty-five volumes and pamphlets, principally on 

economics, theology, and art. 
Dunn, Mrs. Louise P. 

The descendants of Thomas Whittier and Ruth Green of Salis- 
bury and Haverhill, Massachusetts. Compiled by Charles 

CoUyer Whittier. 
Emerson, Marion Winslow. 

Bookplates: a selection from the works of Charles R. Capon, 

together with a foreword and complete check fist of over fifty 

plates. Compiled by Francis W. Allen and Argie B. Allen. 



[36] 

Etter, Paul W. 

The James D. Chapman Collection of scrap-books relating to the 

theater, music and travel, 1900-1943. 
First National Bank of Boston. Library. 

A collection of forty-two volumes and pamphlets on economics 

and business for the Kirstein Business Branch Library. 
Friedman, Lee M. 

A collection of forty-six volumes and pamphlets, including many 

works of Jewish history, business, and literature. 
Gittelsohn, Rabbi Roland B. 

Little lower than the angels. By Rabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn. 

For the Judaica Collection. 
Gordan, Mrs. John D. 

Fifteenth-century books in the library of Howard Lehman 

Goodhart. With a description and check list by Phyllis W. G. 

Gordan. 
Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration. 

A collection of seven volumes on business and economics, pub- 
lished by the Harvard University Graduate School of Business 

Administration. 
Institut Danois des fichanges Internationaux. 

Dania polyglotta, 1901 a 1944. Volumes 1-3. Dania poly- 

glotta, annuel 1945 a 1953. 
Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America. Robert A. 

Carpenter Post, No. 485. 

Jews in American wars. By J. George Fredman and Louis A. 

Falk. 10 copies. 
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company. 

A collection of seventy volumes and periodicals on insurance, 

for the Kirstein Business Branch LibrarJ^ 
Kaikoku Hj^akunen Kinen Bunka Jigyokai. 

Japanese literature in the Meiji era. Compiled and edited by 

Okazaki Yoshie. 
Korman, Hyman. 

Chelkas Binyomin. A commentary on the Talmudic Tractate 

Shabbos. By Rabbi Binyomin Korinman. [In Yiddish]. For 

the West End Branch Library. 
Lieberman, WiUiam S. 

Etchings by Matisse, with an introduction by William S. 

Lieberman. For the Print Department. 
McKinsey and Company. 

A collection of one hundred and sixty volumes on business and 

management problems, for the Kirstein Business Branch 

Library. 
Maravigna, Pietrina. 

Four centuries of Italian-American history. By Giovanni 

Schiavo. For the North End Branch Library. 
Marcus, Rabbi Joseph. 

Tractate Baba Metziah of the Babylonian Talmud. Selections 

from Chapter III: Hamafkid. Translated with commentary 

by Rabbi Joseph Marcus. 2 copies. 
Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women's Clubs, Inc., District I. 

A collection of ten volumes relating to Nicholas Copernicus, 

Frederic Chopin, and Polish history. 



[37] 

M orison, Horace. 

A collection of one hundred and eight-seven photographs of 

European countries and architecture, and stereoscopic cards of 

Niagara Falls and the Chicago World's Fair. 
IMoynihan, Paul V. 

Ten volumes, in Italian, for the North End Branch Library, 
Papadopoulos, G. Maria P. 

Folklore of Kotyora. By Xenophon Akoglou. Archives of 

Pontos, volume 18. (In Greek). 
PoweU, Mrs. W. M. 

Thirty illustrations of the works of Shakespeare by F. 0. C. 

Darley, enclosed in a specially designed case. 
Sears, Clara Endicott. 

Snapshots from old registers. By Clara Endicott Sears. 
Slonimsky, Nicolas. 

A collection of fifty-eight volumes and pamphlets, including 

pieces of music and works relating to music. 
Thompson, Mrs. Cameron. 

A collection of one hundred and twelve volumes, principally 

fiction, biography and history. 
U. S. Library of Congress. 

A collection of approximately thirteen hundred volumes and 

three hundred pamphlets, principally foreign language publica- 
tions distributed as surplus material by the Library of Congress. 
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. 

Yearbook of anthropology. Volume 1, 1955. 



Manuscripts 

D'Aulby, Guy. 

A collection of the manuscripts of Edward Maryon, including 
orchestral and vocal scores, and literary material relating to 
his compositions and to Marcotone. 

Davidson, Alexander, Jr. 

Manuscript of a funeral sermon delivered in Boston on the 
death of Rev. William Cooper by Rev. Thomas Prince, Dec. 15, 
1743. For the Prince Collection. 



Prints 

Achenback Foundation for Graphic Arts. 

Wolf, Henry. Sixty-five wood engravings. 
Black, Louis W. 

Austin, Robert. A Woman Praying, pen-and-pencil drawing. 

Blampied, Edmund. A Jersey Vraic Cart, etching. 

Chamberlain, Samuel. Vingt Lithogra'phies du Paris, 20 litho- 
graphs. 

Goya, Francisco. Two etchings: Dios Se Lo Pague a listed, Le 
Pommier Playe sur Chaine. 

Kollwitz, Kaethe. Sturm, plate 4 from "Weaver's Revolt" 
series, etching. One hundred and nineteen prints by various 
artists. 



[38] 

Chaikin, Nathan. 

Erni, Hans. The Cat, lithograph. 

Wunderlich, M. Two hthographs: The Vineyard (black and 

white); The Vineyard (red and white). 
Gaudin, Auguste-Jean. 

Gaiidin, Auguste-Jean. Golgotha, etching. 
Knobloch, Mrs. H. F. J. 

Wengenroth, Stow. Six lithographs: Evening Quiet, Fog Bell, 

Hidden Cove, Marshalls Point Light, The Outer Shore, Tower 

Door. 
Kurth, Mrs. William J. 

Sadd, H. S. After painting by T. H. Matteson, First Prayer in 

Congress . . . , engraving. 
Lebowich, L. A. 

Strang, William. Portrait of Rudyard Kipling, etching. 
Merrill, Hiram C. 

Arms, John Taylor. Demonstration Triptych containing 

copper plate, first state, and final state. 

Bone, JMuirhead. Manhattan Excavation, drypoint. 
Watson, Ernest. 

Watson, Ernest. Demonstration for print entitled Tides Out at 

Ives. Four color linoleum prints: Deserted, Sunlit Forest, The 

Red Fox, Upland Meadow. 

Films and Recordings 

Adams, William B. 

A collection of seven albums of recordings of symphonies and 
other classical music composed by Beethoven, Mozart, Rach- 
maninoff and others. 

American Veterans Committee, Ernie Pyle Chapter. 
A film: This is the Challenge. 

Anonymous. 

A collection of seventeen recordings for the Audio-Visual De- 
partment. 

Feldman, David. 

Three recordings for the Egleston Square Branch Library, 

Klatsky, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur. 

A collection of one hundred and seventy-tw^o recordings, in 
forty-one albums, including compositions of Bach, Beethoven, 
Dvorak, Haydn and others. 

Radio Corporation of America. RCA Victor Record Division. 

Recording: Mr. Strauss comes to Boston. Boston Pops Orches- 
tra, Arthur Fiedler, Conductor. [RCA Victor LM-1809]. 

Staatliche Musikkredit-Kommission. 

Recording: Basler Festpiehnusik. Werke von Hans Huber 
und Herm.ann Suter. 



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VI 

USE OF BOOKS, FILMS, AND RECORDINGS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1950-1955 

1951 1952 1953 lijl 1954 1955 

Division of Reference and Research 
Services 

Central Library 131,562 135,297 557,438 558,094 532,217 

Kirstein Business Branch 7,121 7,083 8,045 8,284 9,440 



Total for Division 



;ind 



Division of Home Reading 
Community Services 
*Opeu Shelf Department 
*Young Peoples Room 
tSchool Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Staff Library 

Deposit Circulation (Estimated) 
Branch Libraries 

JAdams 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 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxburv 
**ttBookmobilo I 
**ttBookmobile II 
§§Hospital Library Service 



138,683 142,383 



199,030 

46,974 

14,416 

56,914 

4,905 

238,932 

45,481 
82,733 
59,068 
86,050 
53,358 
141,126 
86,286 
80,943 
63,874 

51,024 

76,194 

81,027 

26,201 

45,255 

99,170 

76,466 

76,816 

44,510 

45,160 

49,417 

35,738 

72,977 

25,424 

131,611 

70,881 

65,777 

660 

122,803 

72,568 

109,117 

115,413 

162,639 



319,538 

38,823 

9,797 

54,485 

3,399 

260,018 

123,600 
72,646 
50,994 
71,240 
43,874 

130,541 
86,344 
69,666 
60,275 

48,988 

67,274 

70,031 

26,674 

41,174 

102,079 

64,360 

73,728 

39,469 

38,280 

37,917 

36,464 

62,932 

22,655 

136,465 

66,255 

68,381 

12,211 

122,939 

7b',646 

102,533 

112,577 

171,977 

107,744 



262,543 281,805 272,058 



116,059 
74,260 
56,835 
62,688 
38,140 

128,704 
81,903 
63,761 
53,962 
77,692 
47,537 
61,817 
68,439 
25,566 
41,096 

100,202 
48,242 
76,257 
35,080 
35,853 
38,077 
26,312 
64,759 
21,723 

136,328 
61,927 
52,739 
13,225 

103,130 
76,236 
83,118 

110,921 

127,559 

114,363 
9,795 



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

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

134,003 
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 
74.397 

117,803 

197,575 

167,996 
16,114 



2,334,312 2,546,397 



Total for Branch Libraries 2,355,747 2,417,933 

Total for Division 2,916,924 3,103,993 

Total for Entire Library System 3,055,607 3,246,376 3,162,338 3,394,580 

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

T Circulation at schools discontinued June 1952. 

t Branch Library opened August 29, 1951. 

§ Branch Library opened July 8, 1953. 

If Reopened as Reading Room December 7, 1951. 
tt Service began February 20, 1950. 
Jt Service began February 20, 1952. 

** Drivers' strike; Bookmobiles not operated November 20, 1952-April 4, 1953. 
§§ Service began June 4, 1953. 
11 il Central charging began September 17, 1953; breakdown by Divisions no longer possible. 



121,683 
74,706 
55,385 
62,313 
38,936 

124,977 
84,798 
61,572 
47,207 

124,386 
48,627 
73,664 
67,668 
2.5,198 
40,798 

111,386 
41,669 
74,627 
32,458 
32,837 
34,593 
28,036 
62,435 
13,961 

145,283 
59,623 
42,820 
9,694 
93,074 
75,734 
69,282 

126,173 

177,714 

185,320 
18,457 

2,487,092 

3,300,807 



40 I 



Distribution of Total Circulation in 1955 



FROM DEPOSITS TO 
SCHOOLS, INSTITUTIO^fS, 



Central Library 


HOME ■D8E 

532,217 


AND ENGINE HOUSES* 


TOTAL 

532,217 


Kirstein Business Branch 


9,440 




9,440 


School Issue Department 




250,792 


250,792 


Branch Issue Department** 




11,669 


11,669 


Branch Libraries 








Adams Street 


121,683 




121,683 


Allston 


74,706 




74,706 


Brighton 


55,385 




55,385 


Charlestown 


62,313 




62,313 


City Point 


38,936 




38,936 


Cod man Square 


124,977 




124,977 


Connolly 


84,798 




84,798 


Dorchester 


61,572 




61,572 


East Boston 


47,207 




47,207 


Egleston Square 


124,386 




124,386 


Faneuil 


48,627 





48,627 


Hyde Park 


73,664 




73,664 


Jamaica Plain 


67,668 




67,668 


Jeffries Point 


25,198 




25,198 


Lower Mills 


40,798 




40,798 


JVIattapan 


111,386 




111,386 


Memorial 


41,669 




41,669 


Mt. Bowdoin 


74,627 




74,627 


Mt. Pleasant 


32,456 


300 


32,756 


Neponset 


32,837 




32,837 


North End 


34,593 




34,593 


Orient Heights 


28,036 




28,036 


Parker Hill 


62,435 




62,435 


Phillips Brooks 


13,961 




13,961 


Roslindale 


145,283 




145,283 


South Boston 


59,623 




59,623 


South End 


42,820 




42,820 


Tyler Street Reading Room 


9,694 




9,694 


Uphams Corner 


93,074 




93,074 


Washington Village 


75,734 




75,734 


West End 


09,282 


9,297 


78,579 


West Roxbin\y 


126,173 




126,173 


Bookmobile I 


177,714 




177,714 


Bookmobile 1 1 


185.320 




185,320 


Hospital Library Service 


18,457 




18,457 


Total for Branch Libraries 


2,487,092 


9,597 


2,496,689 


Total for Entire Librarj- 


3,028,749 


272,058 


3,300,807 



*Estimated 
**Direct Home Use Circulation included under Central Librarj^ 

Inter-Library Loans, 1955 

Under the inter-library loan sj^stem 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 . 



992 
179 

1,171 



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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 1955 



Books Lent for Home Use 

Central Library 

Kirstein Business Branch 

Branch Libraries 
Deposits of books (estimated) 



532,217 

9,440 

2,487,092 



532,217 

9,440 

2,487,092 

272,058 



3,028,749 



3,300,807 



Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1951 — 1955 



1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 







PERCENTAGE OF 


NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 


INCREASE OR 


BOOKS LENT 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE FROM 


TO BORROWERS 


PRECEDING YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


3,055,607 
3,246,376 
3,162,338 
3,394,580 
3,300,807 


+ 233,480 

+ 190.769 
-84,038 

+ 232,242 
-93,773 


+8% 
+6% 
-3% 
+7% 
-3% 



Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1951 — 1955 



1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 





PERCENTAGE OF 




INCREASE OR 


TOTAL 


DECREASE OVER 


NUMBER 


PRECEDING YEAR 


3,709 


-9% 


3,869 


+4% 


3,054 


-21% 


3,456 


+ 13% 


4,223 


+22% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 

1951 — 1955 



1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 





PERCENTAGE OF 


NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 


VOLUMES 


DECREASE OVER 


rXRECOVERABLE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


895 


-27% 


1,568 


+75% 


3,275 


+ 109% 


3,593 


+ 10% 


2,558 


-29% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 

1951 — 1955 



TOTAL NUMBER TOT.\L NUMBER 

OF VOLUMES OP VOLUMES 

UNRECOVERABLE BORROWED 



1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 



895 
1,568 
3,275 
3,593 
2,558 



2,359,653 
2,424,551 
2,337,645 
2,550,947 
2,496,689 



PERCENT OF 

VOLUMES BORROWED 

WHICH WERE 

UNRECOVERABLE 



0.038% 
0.065% 
0.140% 
0.141% 
0.102% 



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FILMS 

Film Showings 
In Boston Public Library Sj'stem 
Outside Boston Public Library System . 



Total 



1,272 
9,269 

10,541 



Film Audiences 
inside and outside boston public library system 



Adult 
Juvenile 



Total 



233,463 
329,001 

562,464 



Film Collection 
Films in collection, Januarj^ 1, 1955 

Films added in 1955 

Films withdrawn in 1955 .... 



Net Gain, 1955 .... 
Films in collection, December 31, 1955 



89 



711 

89 
800 



Hospital Library Service 



PROJECTED BOOKS 

JANTJART 1, NET GAIN 

1955 OK LOSS 

. 178 



DECEMBER 31 
1955 

178 



RECORDINGS 





Collections 








JANUARY 1, 


NET GAIN 


DECEMBER 31 




1955 


OR LOSS 


1955 


Audio-Visual 


4,344 


895 


5,239 


Adams Street 


153 


4 


157 


Charlestown .... 




86 


85 


East Boston .... 


32 


33 


65 


Egleston Square . 


390 


-3 


387 


Jamaica Plain 


143 


178 


321 


Phillips Brooks 


22 




22 


Total .... 


5,084 
Circulation 


1,193 


6,277 


Audio-Visual 




48,207 




Charlestown . 




47 




Egleston Square 




3,217 




Jamaica Plain 




159 




Total . 


51,630 





!43] 

Vil 
THE CATALOGS 

Volumes Cataloged 

Division of Reference and Research Services 
Cataloged 

Central Library 13,990 

Kirstein Business Branch 2,001 

Recataloged 

Central Library 1,594 

17,585 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Cataloged 

Open Shelf Department 5,745 

School Issue Department 4,571 

Branch Issue Department 2,925 

Branch Libraries 71,607 

Miscellaneous 19 

84,867 
Films Cataloged 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services . 91 

Recordings Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services . 916 

Card Work 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Librarjr of Congress cards processed .... 69,732 

Cards processed on duplicating machine . . . 62,862 

Cards typed . 248 

132,842 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Cards processed on duplicating machine . . . 252,123 
Cards typed 48,968 

301,091 

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

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library (including continuations) . . . 21,123 

Kirstein Business Branch 2,001 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years, but 

now found, etc 988 

24,112 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Open Shelf Department 1 

School Issue Department ( 85,103 

Branch Is.sue Department [ 
Branch Libraries J 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years, but 

now found, etc 1,022 86,125 

110,237 



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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 6,291 

Kirstein Business Branch 2,144 

8,435 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Open Shelf Department ) 

School Issue Department 1 72,864 

Branch Issue Department ( 

Branch Libraries J 

81,299 



VIII 
THE BINDING DEPARTMENT 

Number of volumes bound in various styles .... 22,011 

Volumes repaired 334 

Volumes guarded 118 

Photographs, plates, and maps mounted .... 4,758 
Librar3^ publications printed, folded, wire-stitched, covered, 

trimmed 75,468 

PortfoUos, phonograph record albums, blocks, boxes, desk 

pads made 3,858 

Leather pouches made 100 

Covers for periodicals, record albums, etc., made . . . 2,262 

Cutting, bundling, and drilUng stock 600 hours 

Miscellaneous work done 1,356 hours 



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PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS IN THE CENTRAL 

LIBRARY 

Programs 
Concert 



May 19 Music from Irish Sources. 



The Cambridge Trio: 
Dorothy Bales, vioHn; Nell 
Novak, cello; Nicholas 
Slonimsky, piano; and Ramon 
Gilbert, baritone. 

GENERA.L Lecture Series 

Dec. 11 Jewish Book Month Program. Fanny Goldstein, Curator of 

Judaica, and Branch Librar- 
ian, West End Branch Li- 
brary. 



Oct. 6 



Boston Arts Festival — A Review and Preview 

1955 Painting Exhibition Ap- Peter Temple, Director, 
praised by Artists and Critics. Boston Arts Festival, Mod- 
Illustrated with paintings ex- erator; Edgar J. Driscoll, 
hibited at the 1955 Festival. Art Editor, Boston Globe; 

Mildred Housen, Art Editor, 
Boston Post; Richard B. K. 
McLanathan, Curator, Deco- 
rative Arts, Museum of Fine 
Arts; WiUiam M. Jewell, 
Professor of Fine Arts, Boston 
University ; and Mitchell 
Siporin, Assistant Professor 
of Fine Arts, Brandeis Uni- 
versity. 



Nov. 3 



1955 Jazz Program Appraised 
by Critics and Musicians. Ac- 
cented by piano selections. 



Peter Temple, Director, 
Boston Arts Festival, Mod- 
erator; Nat Hentoff, Editor 
of Down Beat Magazine ; Rev- 
erend Norman O'Connor, 
Chaplain, Boston University; 
Harold Shapero, Music De- 
partment, Brandeis Univer- 
sity; Nicholas Slonimsky, 
Musicologist and Author; 
and George Wein, Proprietor, 
Story vi lie. 



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Dec. 1 1955 Verse Drama Appraised 
by Critics and Poets. A panel 
discussion with dramatic read- 



ings. 



Peter Temple, Director, 
Boston Arts Festival, Mod- 
erator; Elinor Hughes, Drama 
and Film Editor, Boston 
Herald; Mary Manning, au- 
thor of the adaptation of 
Finnegan's Wake by James 
Joyce; Lyon Phelps, author 
of Gospel Witch; and John 
L. Sweeney, Curator of the 
Woodbury Poetry Room, 
Lament Library, Harvard 
University. 



Money Is A Family Affair 



Oct. 13 Making Both Ends Meet. 



Warren Engle, Regional 
Director of Public Relations, 
Household Finance Corpo- 
ration. 



Oct. 27 Buying Wisely. 



Warren Engle, Regional 
Director of Public Relations, 
Household Finance Corpo- 
ration. 



Nov. 10 Improving Your Home. Film- 
Amazing What Color Can Do! 



Robert T. Ludington, In- 
terior Decorator, Paine 
Furniture Company. 



Dec. 8 So You Want a Home of Your 
Own. 



Everett Pope, President of 
the Working-men's Cooper- 
ative Bank; Thomas H. 
Twitchell, Chief Underwriter 
of the Federal Housing Au- 
thority; Walter J. Purcell, 
Assistant Loan Guarantee 
Officer at the \^eteran's Ad- 
ministration ; and William 
Bradford Sprout, Secretary 
of the Massachusetts State 
Association of Architects. 



You AND Your Community 



Oct. 13 Focus on Historical Boston. 



Richard F. Lufkin, Member 
of the Committee on His- 
torical Places, Greater Boston 
Chamber of Commerce. 



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Nov. 21 How Boston Makes Its Living. 



Dec. 15 How Boston Houses Its People. 



Dr. J. Laurence Phalan, Chief 
Economist, Boston Housing 
Authority, Moderator; Ches- 
ter Kevitt, Employment Stat- 
istician, U. S. Bureau of 
Labor Statistics; James Nel- 
son, Deputy Regional Direc- 
tor, U. S. Department of 
Labor; Harvey N. Shycon, 
Industrial Management Con- 
sultant, Harvey N. Shycon 
Company; and Joseph Turley, 
Director, Boston College 
Bureau of Business Research. 

Right Reverend Daniel T, 
McColgan, Chairman, Arch- 
diocesan Committee on Hous- 
ing, Moderator; Dr. WilUam 
C. Loring, Executive Director 
of the Housing Association 
of Metropolitan Boston; John 
Carroll, Vice Chairman of 
the Boston Housing Au- 
thority; and Walter Win- 
chester, Executive Director 
of the Rental Housing 
Association. 



Institute on Improved Reading 



Nov. 17 Adults Learn to Read. 



WlUiam G. Perry, Jr., 
Director, Bureau of Study 
Counsel, Harvard University, 
Chairman ; Mrs. Mildred 
Gignoux Downes, Co-Direc- 
tor, Cambridge Education 
Services; and consultants. 



DISCUSSION GROUPS 



Nov. 16 Great Men and Great Issues. 
Dec. 7 
Dec. 21 



Nov. 21 
Dec. 5 
Dec. 19 



Great Novels. 



Dorothy Becker, Assistant- 
In-Charge, Central Charging 
Records, Boston PubHc 
Library, Leader. 

William T. Casey, Assistant; 
Richard T. Lyons, Assistant; 
and Ollie Partridge, Adminis- 
trative Assistant, Open Shelf 
Department, Boston Public 
Library, Leaders. 



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Nov. 29 Improved Reading. 
Dec. 6 
Dec. 20 



Marion K. Abbot, Adults Li- 
brarian, Charlestown Branch 
Library; and Mrs. Mary G. 
Langton, Hospital Librarian, 
Boston City Hospital, 
Leaders. 



Nov. 28 Our American Heritage. 
Dec. 12 



Veronica T. Yotts, Assistant, 
Office of the Division of 
Home Reading and Com- 
munity Services, Boston 
Public Library, Leader. 



Nov. 22 Ways of Mankind. 
Dec. 13 
Dec. 27 



Mrs. Mary E. Obear, Adults 
Librarian, Bookmobile, and 
B. Gertrude Wade, Assistant, 
Book Selection Department, 
Boston Public Library, 
Leaders. 



Nov. 30 
Dec. 14 
Dec. 28 



World Affairs Are Your Affairs. 



Mrs. Helen F. Hirson, Ex- 
tension Librarian, Office of 
the Division of Home Read- 
ing and Community Services, 
Boston Public Library, 
Leader. 



Young Adult American Heritage Project 

(A series of discussion programs prepared by the Fund for Adult Educa- 
tion, estabhshed by the Ford Foundation. Leaders — Bettina Coletti, 
Francis Currie, and Robert Babbin.) 

Nov. 1 Juvenile Delinquency. Based on the film, What About Juvenile 
Delinquency, and an article on Juvenile Delinquency by John 
Steinbeck. 

Nov. 15 Is American Education Reaching a Crisis? Based on the 
pamphlet, 101 Questions About Education, and the book. Black- 
board Jungle. 

Nov. 29 The Effect of TV and Comics. Based on two pamphlets. 
Comics, Radio, Movies — and Children; and How Do the Comics 
Affect Your Child? 



Dec. 13 Government Is Your Business. Based on the Harper's Magazine 
article, LeVs Not Get Out the Vote. 



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OuE American Heritage 

(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.) 

Jan. 3 The Founding Fathers. Based on the film, Declaration of 
Independence; and the Declaration of Independence. 

Jan. 10 Beginnings of Central Government. Based on the film, Due 
Process of Law Denied; and the Constitution, Bill of Rights, 
and Federalist Papers Nos. 1, 10, 45, and 51. 

Jan. 17 Our American Heritage and Government Today. Based on the 
film. Government Is Your Business; and This I Do Believe, 
Chapter 13, by Lilienthal. 

Jan. 24 Rights of Minority Groups and States Rights. Based on the 
film, Boundary Lines; and This American People, Chapter 7, by 
Johnson. 

Jan. 31 The Frontier. Based on the film, A Heritage We Guard; and 
Frontier in American History, Chapters 1 and 9. 

Feb. 7 Our Natural Resources. Based on the film. Valley of the Ten- 
nessee; and T.V.A. by Lilienthal. 

Feb. 14 Civil Liberties. Based on the film, Freedom to Read; and This 
American People, Chapter 5, by Johnson. 

Feb. 21 Civil Liberties (Continued). Based on the film, The Challenge; 
and This American People, Chapter 2, by Johnson. 

Feb. 28 United States in the Twentieth Century. Based on the film, 
Expanding World Relationships; and This American People, 
Chapter 8, by Johnson. 

Mar. 7 United States in the Twentieth Century (Continued). Based 
on the film. Of Human Rights; and the United Nations Universal 
Declaration of Human Rights. 

Mar. 28 Labor Unions. Based on the film, With These Hands; and sup- 
plementary reading. 

Apr. 4 Free Enterprise. Based on the film, IVs Everybody's Business; 
and This American People, Chapter 4, by Johnson. 

Apr. 11 Freedom of Conscience. Based on the film. Major Religions of 
the World; and This American People, Chapter 3, by Johnson. 

Apr. 18 The New American. Based on the film. The Cummington 
Story; and Anything Can Happen by Papashvily. 



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Apr. 25 United States and Asia. Based on the film, World Affairs Are 
Your Affairs; and Voice of Asia by Michener. 

May 2 The World and the United States. Based on the film, World 
Trade for Better Living; and Aid, Trade, and Tariffs by Kreps. 

May 9 Atomic Energy. Based on the film, Atomic Energy Can Be a 
Blessing; and This I Do Believe by Lilienthal. 

May IG Public Opinion. Based on the film, Voices of the People; and 
Freedom, Loyalty, Dissent by Commager. 

May 23 Toward a Greater America. Based on the film, Looh to the Land; 
and This I Do Believe, Chapter 15, by Lilienthal. 



FILM PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 

Jan. 5 Music Program. Introduction to Jazz, Jascha Heifetz, and 
Paderewski. 

Jan. 12 The Motion Picture. Biography of a Motion Picture Camera, 
The Cinematographer, and LeVs Go to the Movies. 

Jan. 19 Printing Education Week. Benjamin Franklin (in observance 
of Benjamin Frankhn's birthday), News Magazine of the Screen, 
and Story That Couldn't Be Printed. 

Jan. 26 Winter. Birds in Winter, Introduction to the Art of Figure 
Skating, Miracle on Skis, and Winter Carnival. 

Feb, 2 An Aviation Program. New Horizons, News Magazine of the 
Screen, and Wild Fowl in Slow Motion. 

Feb. 9 In preparation for Abraham Lincoln and Brotherhood Week. 
Abraham Lincoln, A Background Study, Born Equal, and House 
on Cedar Hill. 

Feb. 16 George Washington and Brotherhood Week. Mount Vernon 
in Virginia, Look to the Land, and Heritage. 

Feb. 23 Cathohc Book Week. Mission Life, Printing Through the Ages, 
and Rome, City Eternal. 

Mar. 2 Birth of an Oil Field and Story of Time. 

Mar. 9 American Progress. Man on the Land and Tiventy-four Hours 
of Progress. 

Mar. 16 Evacuation Day and St. Patrick's Day. American Revolution, 
Irish Children, and News Magazine of the Screen. 

Mar. 23 History of the Helicopter and Pipe Line. 



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Mar. 30 The West — Yesterday and Today. Westward by Prairie 
Schooner and American Cowboy. 

Apr. 6 Holy Week and Easter. Growth of Flowers, Isaac and Rebecca, 

and Jerusalem, the Holy City. 

Apr. 13 In observance of Patriots' Day. Boston, City of Yesterday and 
Tomorrow, Give Me Liberty, and News Magazine of the Screen. 

Apr. 20 Spring Program. Life Along the Waterways, Life in a Garden, 
and Spring Fever. 

Apr. 27 Art and Music. Art and Motion, Music in Motion, and Phantasy. 

May 4 In connection with the exhibit of Editorial and Advertising Art, 
Images Medievales, In Black and White, and Henry Christophe. 

May 11 Looking Ahead to Senior Citizens' Week. Such A Busy Day 
Tomorrow. 

May 18 In connection with the Spring Book Festival. Impressionable 
Years and The Library: A Family Affair. 

May 25 Summer Vacation (Festivals). Tanglewood (Berkshire Music 
Festival), Invitation to Music (Florence Music Festival), and 
The Boston Arts Festival, 1954. 

Oct. 5 Communications Primer and News Magazine of the Screen. 

Oct. 19 Deer Live With Danger, Spirit in the Earth, and White Frontier. 

Oct. 26 Charter of the United Nations, Story of Time, and World With- 
out End. 

Nov. 2 American Art Week. Magic Canvas, Boston Arts Festival, 1954, 
and Conspiracy in Kyoto. 

Nov. 9 American Education Week. Thursday's Children, Professor 
F.B.I, and A Place Called Home. 

Nov. 16 National Children's Book Week. Story of My Life, News 
Magazine of the Screen, and Gold Rush Boy. 

Nov. 23 Our Government. The President, The Corigress, and It's Every- 
body's Business. 

Nov. 30 Civil Defense. Atomic Energy Can Be A Blessing and Operation 
Hurricane. 

Dec. 7 Pacific Islands of World War II, and So Small My Island. 

Dec. 14 John Marshall, Motor Mania, and Underwater Adventure. 

Dec. 21 Merry Christmas, Tale of the Fiords, and Wings to Finland. 

Dec. 28 Austria, Miracle on Skis, and Swiss Peasant. 



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FILM PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 
Familiar Music Series 

Jan. 4 Recorded music of Franck. Le Chasseur M audit {^' The Accursed 
Hunter"); Symphony in D Minor; and Symphonic variations. 

Jan. 11 Recorded music of Tchaikovsky. 181£ Overture, Op. 49 (Over- 
ture "Solonnelle"); Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor, Op. 23; 
and Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 7 4 ("Pathetique"). 

Jan. 18 Recorded music of Dvorak and Smetana. Slavonic Dances 
Nos. 1-4, Op. 46 and Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 95 (From 
the "New World") by Dvorak; and Vltava ("The Moldau"); 
and From Bohemia's Fields and Groves, No. 4 from the Symphonic 
Cycle Ma Vlast ("My Country") by Smetana. 

Jan. 25 Recorded music of Grieg. Holherg Suite, Op. 40; Peer Gynt 
Suite No. 1, Op. 46; Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16; and Norwegian 
Dances for Orchestra, Op. 35. 

Feb. 1 Recorded music of Rimskii-Korsakov. Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 
34 (Symphonic Suite); Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35; 
and Le Coq d'Or Suite ("The Golden Cockerel"). 

Feb. 8 Recorded music of Debussy. La Damoiselle Eleu; La Mer 
("The Sea"); Prelude a I'Apres Midi d'un Faune ("Prelude to 
the Afternoon of a Faun"). 

Feb. 15 Recorded music of Strauss. Don Juan, Op. 20 ("Tone Poem 
After Lenau"); Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche ("Till 
Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks") Op. 28, (Tone Poem), and 
Der Rosenkavalier excerpts. 

Mar. 1 Recorded music of Sibehus. Finlandia, Op. 26; Lemminkainen 
Suite, Concerto in D Minor, Op. 4'^'> ^^d. Symphony No. 5 in 
E Flat Major, Op. 82. 

Mar. 8 Recorded music of Ravel. Rapsodie Espagnole ("Spanish 
Rhapsody"); Daphnis at Chloe; Concerto in D Major for the 
Left Hand for Piano and Orchestra; and Scheherazade, three 
songs for voice and orchestra on verses by Tristan Klingsor. 

Mar. 15 Recorded music of Respiglii. Pini di Roma ("The Pines of 
Rome"); Fontane de Roma ("The Fountains of Rome"); 
Gli Uccelli ("The Birds"). 

Mar. 22 Recorded music of Stravinsky. L'Oiseau de Feu ("The Firebird 
Suite"); Petrouchka; Le Sacre du Printemps ("The Rite of 
Spring"); and Symphony of Psalms. 

Mar. 29 Recorded music of Prokofiev. Classical Symphony in D Major, 
Op. 25; Concerto No. 3 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, 
Op. 26; and Scythian Suite, Op. 20. 



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Apr. 5 Andrea Chenier, an opera in four acts by Giordano. 

Apr. 12 Falstaff, an opera in three acts. 

Apr. 26 Salome, an opera in one act after Oscar Wilde's poem. 

Oct. 4 Recorded music of the Renaissance, including the sacred and 
secular works of Byrd, Josquin Des Prez, and Tomas Luis de 
Victoria. 

Oct. 11 Recorded music of Vivaldi and Corelli. Concerto in D Minor 
for Viola d'Amore and String Orchestra; Coticerto in F for String 
Orchestra; Concerto in B Flat Major for String Orchestra and 
Harpsichord by Vivaldi ; and Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, No. 4, 
by Corelli. 

Oct. 18 Recorded music of Bach. Brandenburg Concerti Nos. 1 and. 5; 
Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor; and Cantata No. I40. 

Oct. 25 Recorded music of Handel. Organ Concerto No. 7 in B Flat 
Major, Op. 7, No. 1 ; Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 1 in C Major; 
and selections from The Messiah. 

Nov. 1 Recorded music of Mozart. Serenade "Fine Kleine Nacht- 
miisik^', and Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425 ("Linz"). 

Nov. 8 Recorded music of Beethoven. Symphony No. 5 in C Minor; 
Symphony No. 8 in F; and Piano Concerto No. 4 in G. 

Nov. 15 Recorded music of Schubert. Symphony No. 8 in B Minor 
("Unfinished") and Symphony No. 5 in B. 

Nov. 22 Recorded music of Mendelssohn. The Hebrides: FingaVs Cave 
and Violin Concerto in E Minor. 

Nov. 29 Recorded music of Schumann. Concerto in A Minor for Piano 
and Orchestra and Symphony No. 3 ("Rhenish"). 

Dec. 6 Recorded music of Brahms. Brahms: His Life, Times, and 
Music and Symphony No. 3. 

Dec. 13 Recorded music of Berlioz. Overture to Benvenuto Cellini and 
Symphonic Fantastique. 

Dec. 20 Recorded music for Christmas. 

Dec. 27 Recorded music of Chopin. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F, Op. 21, 
and Four Ballades. 



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Non-Musical Recordings Programs 

Jan. 3 The Lady's Not for Burning by Christopher Fry, with Pamela 
Brown and John Gielgud. 

Jan. 10 Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, with John Barr3^more. 

Jan. 17 Sorry, Wro7ig Number b}' Lucille Fletcher, with Agnes Moore- 
head. 

Jan. 24 Don Juan in Hell b}' George Bernard Shaw, with the First 
Drama Quartette. 

Jan. 31 The Congo and Other Poems by Vachel Lindsay, read by the 
author. 

Feb. 7 A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, with 
Pdoira Shearer and Ptobert Helpmann. 

Feb. 14 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, read by Alfred Drake. 

Feb. 21 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, with Thomas Mitchell 
and INIildred Dunnock. 

Feb. 28 War of the Worlds — Invasion from Mars by Orson Welles, with 
the original cast. 

Mar. 7 Julius Caesar bj^ William Shakespeare, with Orson Welles and 
Joseph Cotton. 

Mar. 14 The Ancient World including the Decline of Rome and the 
Turning Point for Rome. 

Mar. 21 Murder in the Cathedral l)y T. S. Fliot, with Robert Donat. 

Mar. 28 The World of the Middle Ages, including The Feudal Manor and 
Toirns Against Feudcdism. 

Apr. 4 As I Lay Dying, A Fable, The Old Man, and the Nobel Prize 
Acceptance Speech, written and read by William Faulkner. 

Apr. 11 The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen, with the Classic Theatre 
Guild. 

Apr. 18 This I Believe, with commentary by Edward R. Murrow. 

Apr. 25 Human Nature and Politics, read by Bertrand Russell. 

Oct. 3 The Ghost Train by Arnold Ripley, with Hector Ross. 

Oct. 10 Johnny Bear and The Snake by John Steinbeck, read by the 
author. 



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Oct. 17 The Crime and London Revisited by Max Beerbohm, read by the 
author. 

Oct. 24 The Poetry and Prose of Edgar Allan Poe, mcluding The Black 
Cat and The City By the Sea, read by Basil Rathbone. 

Oct. 31 Arthur Conan Doyle discusses Sherlock Holmes and Spiritualism. 

Nov. 7 A Tribute to Eugene O'Neill. Scenes from Beyond the Horizon, 
Anna Christie, Mourning Becomes Electro, and Strange Inter- 
lude, with a Broadway cast. 

Nov. 14 Medea by Euripides, starring Judith Anderson. 

Nov. 21 Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, with commentary by John Barry- 
more. 

Nov. 28 Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard Shaw, with the First 
Drama Quartette. 

Dec. 5 The London Story, sl sound portrait of London through the 
ages, narrated by Donald Wolfit. 

Dec. 12 Under Milk Wood, a play b}^ Djdan Thomas, with the original 
cast. 

Dec. 19 Dickens' Christmas Carol, with Lionel Barrymore. 



THE NEVER TOO LATE GROUP 

Jan. 6 Art Treasures from India. II- Alice M. Maginnis, Museum 
lustrated with slides. of Fine Arts, Boston. 

Jan. 13 Charlestown's Golden Age. II- The Reverend Wolcott Cutler, 
lustrated with sHdes. Historian, Old Charlestowii 

Schoolboys' Association. 

Jan. 20 Use of Leisure Activity. Mrs. Elinore B. Trowbridge, 

Instructor of Psychology and 
Human Relations, Boston 
University. 

Jan. 27 Films on the West. Glacier 
Park Studies, Yosemite — End of 
the Rainbow, and You'll Take 
the High Road. 

Feb. 3 The Concord (Mass.) Authors Richard Merrifield, Author 
and Their Meaning For Today, and Editor. 



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Feb. 10 Film Program on Current 
Events. Neivs Magazine of the 
Screen and World Without End. 

Feb. 17 Unusual Hobbies and Occupa- 
tions. Illustrated with colored 
slides. 

Feb. 24 Film Program. In observance 
of Brotherhood Week. Brother- 
hood of Man and The High Wall. 

Mar. 3 Grandparents Around the 
World. 



Mar. 10 The Story of Perkins Institu- 
tion. 



Howard C. Nason, Manager 
of the Boston office of the 
Institution for Savings. 



Dr. Dorian Apple, Sociolo- 
gist at the Geriatric Unit of 
the School of Public Health, 
Harvard University. 

Nelson Coon, Librarian at 
the Perkins Institution and 
INIassachusetts School for the 
Blind. 



Mar. 24 Our American Heritage. A di- Members of the Never Too 
gest of the ten- weeks discussion Late Group, 
series. 



Mar. 31 Sixth Annual Hobby Demon- 
stration. 



Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 



Apr. 7 The Senior Citizen Speaks for Members of the Never Too 
Himself. A symposium. Late Group. 



Apr. 14 Film Program. In observance of 
Easter and Spring. Major Re- 
ligions of the World, Morning 
Star, The Miracle of the Trees, 
and Life Along the Waterways. 

Apr. 21 Sixth Annual Musicale. 



Apr. 28 



France- 
Today. 



-Her Role in the World 



Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 

Alfred O, Hero, Executive 
Secretary of the World Peace 
Foundation in Boston. 



May 5 Original Writings, 
nual Program. 



Sixth An- Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 



May 12 Recreational Opportunities in 
Greater Boston for the Senior 
Adult. 



Blanche McGowan, Director 
of Special Activities at the 
Community Recreation Serv- 
ice of Boston. 



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May 19 Film Program. Wings to Vi- 
kingland and Wings to Mexico 
and Guatemala. 

May 26 Films About Art. Artisans of 
Florence, Uncommon Clay, Art 
and Motion, Phantasy, and 
Buma — Affican Sculpture 
Speaks. 

Sept. 22 Film Program. Vacationing in 
Scandinavia. The Story of My 
Life (Hans Christian Andersen), 
Wings to Finland, and Pictur- 
esque Sweden. 

Sept. 29 Film Program. Vacationing in 
Latin America. American Fla- 
mingo, and Round South Amer- 
ica. 



Oct. 6 The Room Upstairs by Nora 
Stirling. An American Theatre 
Wing Company Play. 

Oct. 13 Steps Toward Peace. 



Oct. 20 Journeys in Lands "Down 
Under," Part L New Zealand 
and the Fiji Islands. Illustrated 
with colored slides. 

Oct. 27 Journeys in Lands "Down 
Under," Part II. Singapore, 
Siam, India, and Iraq. Il- 
lustrated with colored slides. 

Nov. 3 Haiti, Cherie — In Books and 
Films. A panel discussion. 

Nov. 10 Armistice Day Film Program. 
Give Me Liberty, Pacific Islands 
of World War II, and News 

Magazine of the Screen. 

Nov. 17 Folksongs of Old New England. 



Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 



Mrs. Marion H. Mudd, As- 
sociate Coordinator, Ameri- 
can Foundation for Political 
Education, Boston. 

Frank Atkinson, world-wide 
traveller. 



Frank Atkinson, world-wide 
traveller. 



Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 



Dec. 1 This Blessed Plot 
England. 



This 



Mrs. Eloise H. Linscott, col- 
lector and research worker of 
folk music. 

Dr. Elizabeth W. Wilson, 
writer and lecturer. 



Dec. 8 



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Books You May Have Missed 
in 1955. 



Dee. 15 BiU of Rights Day Film Pro- 
gram. The Tragedy of John Mil- 
ton, Shop Steward, and Freedom. 
to Read. 



Edna G. Peck, Chief of Book 
Selection Department, Divi- 
sion of Home Reading and 
Community Services, Boston 
Public Library. 



Dec. 22 Christmas in Stories and Films. Members of 
Motion pictures — Christmas Late Group. 
Carols and Merry Christmas. 

Dec. 29 Let's Dance the New Year 
in Through Films. American 
Square Dance, Royal Scotland, 
Sadler^ s Wells Ballerina, and 
The Steadfast Tin Soldier. 



the Never Too 



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EXHIBITIONS 



January 3-31 



MAIN LOBBY 

American Jewish Tercentenary, An exhibit 
noting Boston's role in past and present con- 
tribution to the achievements of American 
Jewry. 



February 1-28 



Decorative Tiles; Their Place in Ceramic Art. 
Tiles from Persia, Spain, Holland, Germany, 
England, United States, and other countries, 
from the collection of E. Stanley Wires, 
Wellesley Hills. Books and pictures from the 
Fine Arts, Science and Technology, and 
Rare Book Departments. 



March 1-31 



The Story of Petroleum. In cooperation with 
the Shell Oil Company. Highlighting ex- 
ploration, production, transportation, manu- 
facturing, product distribution, and research 
in oil. Books and pictures from the Science 
and Technology Department. 



April 1 - 30 



Portrait Figurines. Designed and constructed 
by Mrs. Janina Federkiewicz. Figurines of 
well-known persons, including President and 
Mrs. Eisenhower, Queen EUzabeth H of 
England, Madame Curie, Ignace Jan Pade- 
rewski, and others. Biographies of the 
individuals from the Library's collections. 



May 1 - June 30 



Book and Portrait Dolls. Book Dolls ranging 
from Mother Goose to Jane Austen and 
George Meredith; Portrait Dolls ranging 
from "Dennis The Menace" to Robert Frost 
and Bruno Walter. Dolls lent by Clara G. 
Dennis; books from the Library's collections. 



July 1 - 31 
August 1-31 



Three Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of 
Samuel de Champlain's Mapping of Boston. 

Summer and Autumn in New England. 
Prize-winning photographs, many in color, of 
the New England countryside and the sea- 
coast, co-sponsored by the New York, New 
Haven, and Hartford Railroad and the 
Eastman Kodak Company. 



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September 1-30 



October 1-31 



November 1-30 



December 1-3 



December 4-31 



Business in a Free Enterprise Economy. 
Books and periodicals from the collections in 
the Statistical Department highhghting the 
economic theory, practice, history, and devel- 
opment of business in the United States, with 
a special section concerning the establishment 
and operation of small businesses. 

Antique American Glass. Mostly Sandwich 
glass, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph W. Limric of Medfield. 

Try It On Your Piano. A collection of early 
popular music recently donated to the Library 
by Robert E. Bacon of Boston. 

Salute to Rome. In observance of Salute to 
Rome Week, November 27 through December 
3. Prints, illuminated manuscripts, and 
books from the Library's collections. 

Christmas — The Feast of the Nativity. 
Creches made in various European countries 
and now the property of the Boston Public 
Library, with simulated stained glass back- 
grounds made by George W. Scully, Assistant 
in the Exhibits Office. Illummated manu- 
scripts from the Librarj-'s Rare Book 
Department. 



FIRST FLOOR — SOUTH CORRIDOR 



January 3-31 



American Jewish Tercentenary 
tion of exhibit in Main Lobby. 



Continua- 



February 1 - 28 
March 1-31 
April 1 - 30 



Decorative Tiles. 
Main Lobby. 



Continuation of exhibit in 



The Story of Petroleum, 
exhibit in Main Lobby. 



Continuation of 



Fifty Books of Typographical Excellence, 
Published in 1954. Selected by the American 
Institute of Graphic Arts. Local exhibit 
co-sponsored by the Society of Printers, 
Boston; the Bookbuilders of Boston; and the 
Boston Pubhc Library. 



May 1 - June 30 



Book and Portrait Dolls, 
exhibit in Main Lobby. 



Continuation of 



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July 1 - 31 



August 1-31 
September 1 - 30 



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



Press Photographers Association of Boston. 
Fourth annual display of prize-winning pho- 
tographs and other photographs of signifi- 
cance, taken in 1954 by members of the 
association, augmented by books on press 
photography, artistic photography, and scien- 
tific photography. 

Summer and Autumn in New England. 
Continuation of exhibit in Main Lobb3^ 

The Art and Science of Commercial Litho- 
graphy. Specimens of work accomplished by 
local concerns in honor of the Thirteenth 
Biennial Convention of the Amalgamated 
Lithographers of America, September 19 
through 23. 



Antique American Glass. 
exhibit in Main Lobb3^ 

Try It On Your Piano, 
exhibit in Main Lobbv. 



Continuation of 



Continuation of 



Christmas Story. A series of paintings on the 
Christmas theme by the local artist Allan 
Rohan Crite. 



FIRST FLOOR — NORTH CORRIDOR 



January 3-31 
February 1 - 28 
March 1-31 
April 1 - 30 

May 1 - June 30 
July 1 - 31 

August 1-31 



American Jewish Tercentenary. Continua- 
tion of exhibit in Main Lobb5^ 



Decorati^-e Tiles. 
Main Lobbv. 



Continuation of exhibit in 



The Story of Petroleum. Continuation of 
exhibit in Main Lobby. 

Fifty Books of TjnJographical Excellence, 
Published in 1954. Continuation of exhibit 
in First Floor, South Corridor. 



Book and Portrait Dolls, 
exhibit in Main Lobbv. 



Continuation of 



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

Summer and Autumn in New England. 
Continuation of exhibit in Main Lobbv. 



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September 1 - 30 

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



The Art and Science of Commercial Lithog- 
raphy. Continuation of exhibit in First 
Floor, South Corridor. 



Antique American Glass. 
exhibit in Main Lobby. 

Try It On Your Piano, 
exhibit in Main Lobb3^ 



Continuation of 



Continuation of 



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



January 3-31 

February 1 - 28 
March 1-13 



March 14-31 



April 1 - 30 



>Lav 1-15 



MAIN STAIRCASE 

Mezzanine Level 

Romeo and Juliet. Stills from the motion 
picture and books from the Library's collec- 
tions. 

Recent Accessions in the General Reference 
Department. 

William Henrv Cardinal O'Connell. Decem- 
ber 8, 1859 -April 22. 1944. A recent biog- 
raphy by Mrs. Dorothy G. Wayman, along 
wth the late Cardinal's writings, musical 
scores, correspondence with world-known 
figures, sacred vestments, and other memora- 
bilia. 

The Free and Responsible Person. In salu- 
tation to the Fourteenth Annual Founders 
Day of Boston University. Books, magazine 
articles, and newspaper items, written by the 
speakers at the conference, from the Library's 
collections. 

Charlotte Bronte, 1816-1855. A memorial 
exhibit honoring the literary genius of the 
Bronte sisters. All books and pictures in 
the exhibit from the Library's collections. 

Sorcerers' Village. A recent publication by 
the veteran explorer, writer, and photog- 
rapher, Hassoldt Davis, formerly of Boston, 
treating of the manners and mores of the 
natives of the Ivory Coast, Africa. 



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May 16 - 31 



June 1-30 



Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story. 
A biogr-aphy of the popular centerfielder of 
the Boston Red Sox currently published by 
the local firm, Little, Brown and Company. 

Nathan Hale Bicentennial. June 6, 1755 — 
September 22, 1776. An officer in the Colo- 
nial army, he was captured, dressed in the 
guise of a school teacher, and hanged without 
trial. Remembered for the statement, ''I 
only regret that I have but one life to lose 
for my country." 



July 1-31 



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



August 1-31 



Checkers and Chess. Recent accessions to 
the Library's collection of books relating to 
these popular pastimes. 



September 1 - 30 



Hummingbirds. Color reproductions of the 
rare originals by the famous 19th-century 
ornithologist-artist, John Gould. This port- 
folio from the Fine Arts Department. 



October 1-31 
November 1-30 



Information for Voters. Sponsored by the 
League of Women Voters of Boston. 

Longfellow: A Full-Length Portrait. By 
Professor Edward Wagenknecht of Boston 
University. 



December 1-31 



La Madone de la Blanche Epine et Autres 
Contes. Copies from the illustrations de- 
signed by Josette Boland. From Children's 
Section of the Open Shelf Department. 



OPEN SHELF DEPARTMENT — FIRST FLOOR 



February 1-20 



Metropolitan Boston Ecology Study. Con- 
ducted by Dr. Frank L. Sweetser, Jr., Assist- 
ant Professor of Sociology at Boston Univer- 
sity. Maps prepared by the Boston Univer- 
sity Department of Sociology in cooperation 
with the University's Human Relations 
Center. 



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January 3-31 



February 1 - 28 



March 1-31 



April 1-30 



May 1-June 30 



July 1-31 
August 1-31 



OPEN SHELF DEPARTMENT 
Lower Level 

Russian Anti-Communist Paintings. A col- 
lection of pictures by Russian artists drawn 
and painted from memory of scenes of the 
civil war, 1918-1921, and life under the 
Soviets. These artists and other members 
of the Russian Society have been witnesses 
of the Communist atrocities which continue 
up to date. The books are from the Library's 
collections. 

Notable Books of 1954. Selected by a com- 
mittee of the American Library Association. 
The choice is based on suggestions sub- 
mitted by the libraries throughout the coun- 
try, including the Boston Public Library. 
Books from the Library's collections. 

Lenten Reading. A selection of religious 
books from the Library's collections in observ- 
ance of the Lenten Season. Colored stained 
glass cartoons, appropriate to the season, 
through the courtesy of the Reynolds, Francis, 
and Rohnstock Studio, Boston. 

Fires and Firemen. A recently published 
chronicle, by John V. iMorris, of the men who 
have met and continue to meet the ordeal 
of fire at all hours, and their weapons of battle 
from eighteenth-century bucket brigades to 
today's siren-sounding, hook-and-ladder. 
Book and original drawings through the 
courtesy of Little, Brown and Company, 
Boston. 

Photography is Fun. By changing the 
photographs during the month, the work of 
all members of the Boston Young Men's 
Christian Union Camera Club were exhibited. 
Books on photography from the Science and 
Technology Department. 

Ladies in the Limehght. Biographies of 
women who in a special way have lead lives 
of achievement. 

Law in Fiction. Many writers have de- 
veloped interesting and plausible novels from 
some twist in the laws of their country. 
Arthur C. Train, Sinclair Lewis, John Buchan, 
R. S. Hichens, and Charles Dickens are well 
known for this type of story. 



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September 1-30 



October 1-31 



November 1-30 



December 1-31 



Personalities in the Political World. Biogra- 
phies of people who have made interesting 
careers in the legislative and executive 
branches of government in the United States. 

Fire Prevention. Pictures, posters, and books 
in observance of Fire Prevention Week, 
October 9 through 15. 

American Short Stories. Collections by 
individual American authors, and anthol- 
ogies of groups of American Avriters. 

The Birds' Christmas. Arranged through 
courtesy of the Massachusetts Audubon 
Society. 



PUVIS DE CHAVANNES GALLERY 

January 3-31 Horn Book Publications. Three decades of 

progress in children's book publishing and 
library service marked by rare and special 
issues of The Horn Book magazine and 
examples of fine bookmaking and typography 
characteristic of The Horn Book publications. 

February 1-28 The Lady of Fashion. The fife and the 

theatre of Anna Cora Mowatt. A recent 
biography written by Eric W. Barnes, and 
published by Charles Scribner's Sons. Mrs. 
Mowatt was the first American woman of 
society to make the stage a profession. She 
was the author of Fashion, one of the most 
successful plays of the nineteenth century. 
Manuscripts and books by and about Anna 
Cora Mowatt from the Library's collections, 
supplemented by items from Charles 
Scribner's Sons. 

March 1-13 William Henry Cardinal O'Connell. Con- 

tinuation of exhibit in Main Staircase, 
mezzanine level. 

March 14-31 The Free and Responsible Person. Con- 

tinuation of exhibit in Main Staircase, mez- 
zanine level. 

April 1-30 Centennial Anniversary of the Young Wom- 

en's Christian Association in the World. 
Books, photographs, and handicrafts. 

May 1-12 Recent Accessions in the Statistical Depart- 

ment. 



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Maj^ 13-31 



Museum Treasure Hunt. In cooperation 
with the Museums Council of Boston and 
Cambridge and the Art Departments of the 
PubHc and Parochial schools of both cities, 
the winners in "The Tenth Annual Art Con- 
test for the PubUc and Parochial Schools". 



June 1-30 



Canada on the March. Books, pamphlets, 
and periodicals showing the industrial, eco- 
nomic, and agricultural growth of Canada 
during the last decade. The materials on dis- 
play from the Statistical Department. 



July 1-31 
August 1-31 
September 1-30 



Recent Accessions in the History Depart- 
ment. 



Summer and Autumn in Xew England. Con- 
tinuation of exhibit in Main Lobby. 

Flower Prints, and Their Makers. Reproduc- 
tions in color, selected and with notes by 
Richardson Wright for House and Garden 
Magazine. This portfolio from the Fine Arts 
Department. 



October 1-31 



200th Anniversary of the Birth of John 
INIarshall. Books by and about this great 
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme 
Court. 



November 1-30 



Song of Hiawatha Centennial. One of the 
immortal works of the beloved American poet, 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, first pubUshed 
November 10, 1855. 



December 1-31 



Madonna and Child in Stained Glass. Water- 
color paintings from which stained glass 
windows have been made and placed in 
churches throughout the country. These 
designs were made in the studio of Wilbur 
Herbert Burnham, of Boston. 



January 3-31 



SARGENT GALLERY 

American Jewish Tercentenary-. Continua- 
tion of exhibit in the Main Lobby and First 
Floor, North and South Corridors. 



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February 1 - 28 



Patrick Gilmore's Peace Jubilees and His 
Guest Conductor of 1872, Johann Strauss. 
Music scores, programs, chorus tickets, and 
pictures of the jubilees and other musical 
truimphs of Patrick Gilmore, along with 
recent Boston Pops Concert Orchestra re- 
cordings of the music composed and con- 
ducted by Johann Strauss at both the 
concert and great ball in 1872. In coopera- 
tion vv'ith the Boston Symphony Orchestra 
and the R.C.A. Victor Company, in tribute 
to the members attending the Eastern Music 
Educators Conference in Boston in the month 
of February. 



March 1-31 



Irish Literature. Books of the contemporary 
period and pictures of the Irish countryside, 
from the collections of the Library in ob- 
servance of the feast of Saint Patrick, patron 
saint of Ireland. 



April 1 - 30 



Botanical Books. Recent accessions in the 
Science and Technology Department, includ- 
ing Richard E. Holttum's Plant Life in 
Malaya; Naomi Feinburn's Flora of the Land 
of Israel; Paul Richards' A Book of Mosses; 
and Gunnar Erdtman's Pollen Morphology 
and Plant Taxonomy. 



May 1-31 



Distinguished Accessions to the Music Col- 
lection in 1954. In observance of National 
and Inter- American Music Week, May 1 
through May 8. Music books and scores 
from the Music Department. 



June 1-30 



English Cathedrals. Photographs of the 
exteriors and interiors, many showing details 
of the great churches of England. These 
portfolios of prints were published by the 
American Architect and Building News. 
Recent books on EngUsh cathedrals and 
cathedral towns. 



July 1 - 31 



Decorative Arts in the Imperial Palaces, 
Churches, and Private Collections. This 
portfolio, which covers the times of the 
Russian Czars, from the Fine Arts Depart- 
ment. 



August 1-31 



Ancient Chateaux of France. Edited by J. 
Vacquier. From the Fine Arts Department. 



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September 1-30 



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



Lithographs. A group of originals from the 
collections of the Print Department to show 
the art and science of lithography as a fine 
art in comparison with the commercial art 
work on the First Floor. For the pleasure 
of the people coming to Boston for the 
Thirteenth Biennial Convention of the Amal- 
gamated Lithographers of America, Septem- 
ber 19 through 23. 

Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Founding 
of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 



Try It On Your Piano, 
exhibit in Main Lobby. 



Continuation of 



Christmas. Decorations on the Christmas 
theme by children of all grades, up through 
high school, in cooperation with the Depart- 
ment of Fine Arts of the Boston Public 
Schools. 



January 3 - February 28 



March 1- May 31 



June 1 - December 31 



TREASURE ROOM 

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

Rare Jewish and Hebrew Books. Mainly 
from the Prince and Benton Collections. 

Treasures of the Boston Public Library. 
Some of the rarest and most valuable items. 



January 3-31 



February 1 - 28 



March 1-31 



ALBERT H. WIGGIN GALLERY 

German Expressionists. Woodcuts by Gustav 
Wolf, Max Pechstein, Ernst Barlach, Lyonel 
Feininger, Kaethe Kollwitz, and Jacob Stein- 
hardt. 

Alphonse Legros' Etchings and Drypoints. 
One hundred and sixty subjects, many of 
which have never been shown in Boston or 
in the United States. 

Creative Sketches and Drawings by Gustav 
Wolf. Studies for compositions for woodcuts 
and paintings, many of which are being 
shown in America for the first time. 



April 1 - 30 



May 1-31 



June 1 - August 31 



September 1-30 



October 1-31 



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Lithographs by George Biddle. One hundred 
and nineteen original lithographs by this 
noted American artist. 

Watercolors and Woodcuts by Mordechai 
Avniel. This limited number of prints gives 
a spontaneous record of Israel, the homeland 
of the artist. 

Recent Acquisitions. Prints, lithographs, 
etchings, and wood engravings in keeping 
with present-day developments in the world 
of printmaking. 

Lithographs. Outstanding American, British, 
French, and Italian lithographs from the 
Print Department stressing the creative and 
aesthetic aspects of this art, shown in con- 
junction with the exhibits on the First Floor 
and the Sargent Gallery. 

Edward Blampied Drawings. Personal rec- 
ords depicting the spirit of peasant and farm 
life on the Island of Jersey. 



November 1 - December 31 Portraits in Prints. Three hundred years of 

fine portraiture from the collections of the 
Print Department. 



May 2-14 



LECTURE HALL 

Editorial and Advertising Art. Sponsored by 
the Art Directors Ckib of Boston. 



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X 



TRUST FUNDS 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds I^xoME, 1930 — 1955 



YEAB 

1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 



BALANCE 

UXEXPENDED 

FBOM 

PEECEDING YEAR 

?40,886.73 
72,205.55 

196,417.42 
87,141.63 
58,959.31 
40,178.23 
29,484.52 
37,316.96 
34,571.57 
24.811.87 



TOTAL AMOUNT 

AVAILABLE 

HECEIPTS FOB USE EXPENDED 

DURING YEAR DURING YEAB DURING YEAR 



$34,020.19 
25,494.14 
50,889.53 
50,800.60 
44,249.29 
28,581.23 
43,957.21 
47,465.86 
53,724.78 
55,184.05 



S74,906.92 

97,699.69 

247.306.95 

137,942.23 

101,208.60 

68,759.48 

73,441.73 

84,782.82 

88,296.35 

79.995.92 



?22,796.21 
24,496.50 

128,403.69 
42,695.41 
61,030.37 
39,274.94 
38,124.77 
50,211.25 
63,484.48 
50,459.29 



BALANCE 
UNEXPENDED 

$52,110.71 
73,203.19 

118,903.26 
95,246.82 
40,178.23 
29,484.52 
37,316.96 
34,571.57 
24,811.87 
29,536.63 



Heceipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 — 1955 





AMOUNT U^fEXPENDED 








FBOM PREVIOUS 






YEAR 


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 


50,959.31 


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 


47,405.86 


50,211.25 


1954 


34,571.57 


53,724.78 


63,484.48 


1955 


24,811.87 


55,184.05 


50,459.29 



Income from Trust Funds, 1930 — 1955 





WITHOUT 


FOR PURCHASE 


WITH 


TOTAL 




RESTRICTION 


OF LIBRARY 


MISCELLANEOUS 


INCOME 


YEAR 


AS TO USE 


MATERIALS 


RESTRICTIONS 


RECEIVED 


1930 


S7,46S.10 


?21,454.51 


?,5,097.58 


S34,020.19 


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 


1955 


7,199.99 


43,750.14 


4,233.92 


55,184.05 



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INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1955 

Gexehal Summaky 

Without restriction as to use of income S7,199.99 

For purchase of library materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books . $17,808.21 

Books only — without restriction as to kind of books . 14,593 . 87 

Books only — with restriction as to kind of books . 11,348.06 



43.750.14 



With miscellaneous restrictions as to use of income 

For special purposes, not purchase of librarj'^ materials $1,594.74 

For specified branch libraries 1,203.93 

For newspapers onlj^ 1,435.25 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1955 

By Individual Funds 

Without Restriction as to Use of Income 

Bernard $79.32 

Bigelow 40.00 

Bradlee 34.27 

Center 1,636.50 

Ford Legacj^ 205 . 59 

Ford Trust 212.19 

Gammons 17.13 

Hemenwav 227 . 86 

Hyde 147.29 

Kirstein 657.73 

Lambert 53.49 

Moore 7.44 

North 79.32 

Phillips Maintenance .... 650 . 00 

Sigilman 645.50 

Skinner 1,918.67 

Stewart 155.31 

Treadwell 432.38 



Funds Whose Income Is Available for 

Purchase op Library Materials 

For the Purchase of Library Materials 

Which May or May Not Be Books 

(By terms of gift) 

Benton $17,345.90 

Blanchard 171.32 

Gest 101.68 

Lang 189.31 



4,233.92 

$55,184.05 



$7,199.99 



$17,808.21 



72 



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



Ainsley 


$7,621.87 


Phillips (Book) 




$400.00 


Billings 


3.949.58 


Sewall 




1,096.47 


Clement 


80.69 


Underbill . 




17.97 


Cutter 


146.31 


Wadlin 1932 . 




69.57 


Kimball 


454.71 


Wadlin 1936 . 




62.82 


Knapp 


395.33 


Wales 




215.87 


O'Reilly . 


44.37 


Wilson 




38.31 








<Ci/i xnq Q7 










For the Purchase of Book 


i Only 




With Restriction as to Kind of Books 


Artz 


S463.91 


A. Lawrence 


$250.00 


Bates . . 


2,000.00 


Lewis 


221.87 


Bowditch 


425.00 


Pierce 


186.96 


Brown 


797.79 


Reed .... 


39.66 


Codman 


164.66 


Scholfield . 


2,101.19 


Elizabeth . 


975.48 


Storrovv . 


1,038.65 


Franklin Club 


42.50 


Ticknor 


103.18 


Green . 


69.80 


Townsend 


115.00 


Hannigan . 


4.28 


Twentieth Regiment 


213.30 


C. Harris . 


425.00 


J. L. Whitney, Books 


1.051.61 


Hersey 


132.42 


J. L. Whitney, Manuscripts 525.80 








11,348.06 










$43,750.14 



Funds with Miscell.a.neous Restrictions 

AS TO Use of Income 

For Special Purposes, 

Not for Purchase of Library Materials 

Boston Book Fair 1938 $5.91 

Central Librarj^ Building 5 . 14 

Librarj' Art — 

Nichols Book Prize 20.56 

Sargent 148.38 

A. L. Whitney 188.95 

J. L. Whitney — Bibliographic 700.00 

J. Iv. Whitney — Care and Cataloging of ^Manuscripts . 525 . 80 



1,594.74 



For Branch Libraries 

Guerrier $27.31 

T.B.Harris 85.86 

Kinsman 42.83 

E.Lawrence 19.10 

Loring 17.13 

Mead 63.40 

Morse 39.66 

Oakland Hall 4.59.94 

Pratt 51.50 

South Boston 3 . 43 

Tufts 393.77 

Wilbur Memorial 

For Newspapers Onlj'- 

Hunter $3.67 

Todd 1,431.58 



1,203.93 



1,435.25 4,233.92 



$55,184.05 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1955 

The figures listed are for the book value of principal as of December 
31, 1955. 

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. $222,440.34 

Victorine Thomas Artz Fund — Established on November 30, 1896, 
through inter vivos gift offered by IVIiss 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. $13,538.87 

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, avIio 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. $1,094,467.17 

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 working of a library 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. $2,629,290.01 

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, by vote of Trustees. 

$2,315.00 

John P. Bigelow Fund — Established on August 5, 1850, through 
inter vivos gift offered by ]\1ayor John P. Bigelow, on August 
5, 1850. 

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

Robert Charles Billings 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. $115,266.46 

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 i7iter 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. 

$172.70 

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 IMay 1, 1897. 

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

Allen A. Brown Fund — Estabhshed 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 . 19 



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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. 

$47,760.64 

Central Library Building Fund — Established on June 19, 1925, 
through inter 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. $110,858.03 

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 . 65 

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 Ubrary 
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 within 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 whatever 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 cany on the work of said Public Library. " 

$765,480.03 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated December 13, 1948. 

To be held under the following 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 bj'^ 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. $314,791.44 

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. $13,469 . 01 

The EUzabeth Fund — EstabHshed 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. $28,468.75 



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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, bv 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. 

$6,192.6.5 

Franklin Club Fund — Established on June 30, 1863, through infer 
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 — Established on February 
18, 1949, through bequest of Lily Alice Kknyon, who died 
March 2, 1947. 

Income to be used for general purposes. $500.00 

Morris Gest Fund — Established on December 4, 1925, through 
i7iter 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 
i7iter vivos gift offered by Dr. Samuel Abbott Green on Novem- 
ber 23, 1878. 

Income to be spent in buying books relating to American 
history. $2,037.17 

Dr. Samuel A. Green Memorial Fund — Established 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. $429,755.51 

Edith Guerrier Fund — Established on June 7, 1940, through 
inter vivos gift by friends of Miss Edith Guerrier, Supervisor 
of Branch Libraries, Emeritus, augmented subsequently by a 
bequest from Helen M. Bell and additions b}'- the Saturday 
Evening Girls and the Boston Public Library associates of 
Miss Guerrier. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books of sound 
literary and ethical value for adults, to be placed in the 
branch libraries of the Boston Public Library system. 

$861. P? 



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Francis J. Hannigan Memorial Fund — Established 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 literary value for adults, to be placed preferably in 
the Reference Division. SI 25. 00 

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

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

Thomas B. Harris Fund — Established 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 — Established 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 

Kinsman Fund — Established on October 5, 1945, through inter 
vivos gift offered by Roslayn S. Warner in memor}^ 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 

Elizabeth Helen Hunter Fund — Established on November 4, 1955, 
through bequest of Elizabeth Helen Hunter, who died 
September 30, 1954. 

Income to be applied to provide newspapers at the Central 
Library. $1,000.00 

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 . 16 

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. $13,270.32 



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Louis E. Kirstein Fund — Established on October 9, 1925, through 
inter vivos gift of Louis E. Kirstein. Five donations of -SI, 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 — Established on February 27, 1914, 
through bequest of Katherine Kxapp, 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. 

111,537.50 

Frederic and Louise Lambert JNIemorial Fund — Established on 
April 2, 1931, in memor}^ 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. 

$1,561.07 

B. J. Lang Memorial Fund — Established 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 vav ler the direction of the Trustees of the 
Library. $10,000.00 

Edward Lawrence Fund — • Eotablished 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, who 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 — EstabUshed 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. $565.65 

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 hfetime was con- 
nected with the West Church and for many years the superin- 
tendent of its Sunday School. 

Income to l^e 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 INIead 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 — Estabhshed 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 , 1 57 . 50 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Fund — Estabhshed 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 0. 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, applyirig 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 — Estabhshed 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. $1,295.02 



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Jonathan Phillips (Book) Fund — Established 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 — Established 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 . 18 

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. $4,330.74 

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

Income to be used for general purposes. $18,838.31 

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. 

$55,995.65 



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South Boston Branch Library Fund — Estabhshed on September 
17, 1879, through an anonymous inter vivos gift. 

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

for the South Boston Branch Library. $100.00 

jNIary EUzabeth Stewart Fund — Estabhshed on June 29, 1923, 

through bequest of Miss Mary Elizabeth Stewart, who died 

June 30, 1905. 

Licome 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 iiiter vivos gift offered by Miss Elizabeth 
Randolph Storrow and Mrs. Helen Storrow, daughter and 
daughter-in-law respectivelv of James Jackson Storrow, Senior, 
on June 30, 1927. 

Licome to l^e used for the purchase of Italian books. 

$30,312.50 
George Ticknor Fund — Estal^lished 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 to 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 Treadwell Fund — Established on May 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 

Nathan A. Tufts Fund — Established on May 4, 1906, through 

bequest of Nathan Adams Tufts, who died November 20, 1873. 

Income to be expended in the purchase of books for the 

Charlestown Branch Library. $11,492. 18 



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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 70 

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. $2,030.51 
Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1936) — EstabHshed on October 6, 1936, 
through bequest of Horace G. Wadlin's Widow. 
Income to be expended for the purchase of books. 

$1,833.34 

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. $5,514.38 

James Lyrnan Whitney Fund — Established 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.) $04,500 . 55 

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. 

Chester H. Wilbur Memorial Fund — EstabHshed on October 7, 

1955, through bequest of Lizzie Esther Coleman, who died 

February 28, 1953. 

Income to be used to purchase books and magazines for 
the Children's Room of the East Boston Branch Library. 

$5,000.00 
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 S222,440.34 

Victorine Thomas Artz Fund 13,538.87 

Joshua Bates Fund 50,000.00 

Benton Book Fund 1,094,467.17 

Benton Building Fund 2,629,290.01 

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

John P. Bigelow Fund 1,000.00 

Robert Charles Billings Fund 115,266.46 

Kate E. Blanchard Fund 5,000.00 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund 172.70 

J. Ingersoll Bowditch Fund 10,000.00 

Caleb Davis Bradlee Fund 1,000.00 

Allen A. Brown Fund 23,283.19 

Joseph H. Center Fund 47,760.64 

Central Library Building Fund 150.00 

Children's Fund 110,858.03 

Frank Clement Fund 2,355.00 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund 4,805 . 65 

Abram E. Cutter Fund 4,270.00 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July Ist, 1947 . . 765,480 . 03 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated December 13, 1948 . 314,791.44 

John Deferrari Fund 13,466.01 

The Elizabeth Fund 28,468.75 

Daniel Sharp Ford Legacy Fund 6,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund 6,192.65 

Franklin Club Fund 1,000.00 

Mrs. Amy E. Gammons Memorial Fund 500 . 00 

Morris Gest Fund 2,967.50 

Samuel A. Green Fund 2,037.17 

Dr. Samuel A. Green Memorial Fund 429,755.51 

Edith Guerrier Fund . 861.92 

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 

HinsmanFund 1,250.00 

Elizabeth Helen Hunter Fund 1,000.00 

Franklin P. Hyde Fund 4,248.16 

David P. Kimball Fund 13,270.32 

Louis E. Kirstein Fund 6,062 . 50 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund 11,537.50 

Frederic and Louise Lambert Memorial Fund .... 1,561.07 

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 565 . 65 

Charles G. Loring Memorial Fund 500.00 

Charles Mead Fund 2,530.51 

George W. Moore Fund 217.00 

Francis A. Morse Library Fund 1,157.50 

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 1,295.02 

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 1,503.18 

Guilford Reed Fund 1,157.50 

John Singer Sargent Fund 4,330 . 74 

Scholfield Public Library Trust Fund 65,351.21 

Richard Black Sewall Fund 32,000.00 



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Samuel Sigilman Fund $18,838.31 

Francis Skinner Fund 55,995 . 65 

South Boston Branch Library Fund 100.00 

Mary EUzabeth 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 11,492.18 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 6,225.00 

Francis Jav Underhill Fund 524 . 70 

Horace G.'Wadlin Fund (1932) 2,030.51 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1936) 1,833.34 

George C. Wales Fund 6,300.00 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 5,514.38 

James L5^man Whitnev Fund 64,500 . 55 

Chester H. Wilbur Memorial Fund 5,000.00 

Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund 1,118.00 

Total $6,449,652.91 



GIFTS AND GRANTS RECEIVED DURING 1955 

Gifts for Immediate Use 

Kiwanis Club of Roslindale-West Roxbury, Inc $50.00 

(For the West Roxbury Branch Library, for the purchase of 
books, periodicals and pamphlets pertaining to gardening and 
conservation) 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin Foundation 50.00 

(For use in connection with the annual exhibition of Boston 
Printmakers for the granting of two Albert H. Wiggin Me- 
morial Purchase Prizes in the amount of twenty-five dollars 
each) 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 10.00 

(For the Print Department) 

The Packet (D. C. Health Publishing Company) .... 10.00 

(For expenditures on behalf of the children at the South 
Boston Branch Library) 

Gifts for Capital 

Further payment from the James Lyman WTiitney Estate to the 

James "Lyman Whitney Fund ' $1,466.20 

Panther payment from the H. Sylvia A. H. G. Wilks Estate to the 

Dr. Samuel Abbott Green Memorial Fund . . . . 14.84 

A gift from the Saturday Evening Girls, to be added to the Edith 

Guerrier Fund 50 . 00 

Grants 

American Library Association, from the Fund for Adult Education . $2,600 . 00 
(For a second-year Young Adult American Heritage Project 
in six public libraries in the metropolitan area — Arlington, 
Boston, Brookline, Medford, Quincy, and Watertown) 



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XI 

OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1955 

General Administrative Offices 
Director's Office 

Director, and Librarian 

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 



Milton E. Lord 

Ehzabeth B. Brockunier 

John J. Connolly 
Zoltan Haraszti 

Ehzabeth L. Wright 



Sarah M. Usher 



* Helen H. Sevagian 



Thomas J. Manning 
Division of Reference and Research Services 



Chief Librarian, Division of Reference 
and Research Services 

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

Supervisor of Reference and Research 

Services 

Deputy Supervisor of Reference and 
Research Services 

Deputy Supervisor of Reference and 
Research Services 

Keeper of Rare Books 

Keeper of Prmts 

Chief of Book Selection for Reference 
and Research Services 

Chief of Cataloging and Classification 
for Reference and Research Services 

*Assistant-in-Charge 



Richard G. Hensley 

Marjorie G. Bouquet 

^^acant 

Sarah W. Flannery 

Bradford M. Hill 
Zoltan Haraszti 
Arthur W. Heintzelman 

*Ruth Michelson 

Mildred C. O'Connor 



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 
Elizabeth 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 

EUzabeth M. Gordon 

Muriel C. Javelin 



Ruth M. Hayes 
Christiana P. Jordan 

*Florence E. McManus 
Mary K. Harris 
Vacant 

Gladys R. White 
Margaret A. Morgan 
Ehnor D. Conley 

*Duilia Capobianco 
Evelyn 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 

*Madalene 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. Planner j- 
Mary A. Hackett 
Mary M. O'Neill 
Marion R. Herzig 
Irene H. Tuttle 
Marion C. Kingman 
'"Beatrice P. Frederick 
Catherine P. Loughman 
Eleanora W. Chaplik 
Fanny Goldstein 
Pauline A. Walker 



Evelyn B. Marden 
Julia L, Miller 



Edna G. Peck 

^Charles J. GilHs 
*Dorothy K. Becker 
Grace B. Loughlin 
Irene J. Wadsworth 

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 
Deputj^ Assistant to the Director 

Superintendent of Buildings 

Auditor 

Chief of Binding Department 

Chief of Book Preparation Department 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department 



Francis X. Moloney 

Samuel Green 
Aaron A. Starr 

**Jeremiah J. Danker 

Helen Schubarth 
James P. Mooers 
Mar^'- M. McDonough 
Gerald L. Ball 



i 



Officers of the Library, Emeritus 



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

*Assistant-in-Charge 
**Temporary appointment 



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 Young People's Room, 

Emeritus 



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



Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 
Librarian 



Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Em,eritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 



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 

Mary C. Toy 

Katherine F. Albert 
Mary E, Ames 
Edith H. Bailey 
M. Florence Cufflin 
Margaret C. Donaghue 
Sara A, Lyon 
Margaret I. McGovern 
Clara L. Maxwell 
Carrie L. Morse 
Dorothy N. Pitman 
Katherine S. Rogan 
Ehzabeth P. Ross 
Mary M. Sullivan 
Geneva Watson 
Rebecca E. Willis 



90 



STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Expenditures for Personnel: 

Permanent and probationary emploj^ees fex- 
olusive of Printing and Binding Department 
employees) $2,124,574.44 

Sunday and Evening, extra and other service . 282,596 . 63 



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 

structures 

Repairs and servicing of equipment 
Transportation of persons . . . . 
Miscellaneous contractual services 



Expenditures for Supplies and ISIaterials: 

Automotive 

Heating . . . 

Household 

Medical and hospital 

Office 

Public works 

Miscellaneous 



$2,407,171.07 



and 



Books: 

City appropriation . . . $270,827.71 

Trust funds income . . . 36,442 . 14 

Manuscripts : 

City appropriation . . . 

Trust funds income . . . $1,434.67 

Periodicals: 

City appropriation , . . $8,018.33 

Trust funds income . . . 993.74 

Newspapers : 

City appropriation . . . $3,467.27 

Trust funds income . . . 1,515.75 

Microfilms and microprints: 

City appropriation . . . $5,995.04 

Trust funds income . . . 895 . 64 

Posters, prints, photostats, maps: 

City appropriation . . . $2,156.10 

Trust funds income . . . 1,315.60 

Recordings: 

City appropriation . . . $7,500.00 

Trust funds income . . , 40.56 

Films: 

City appropriation . . . $9,998.51 

Trust funds income . . . 

Miscellaneous: 

City appropriation , . . $8,066.86 

Trust funds income . . . 



$16,773.41 

63,993.40 

1,997.47 

1,849.54 

52.00 

34,336.09 
4,287.10 
4,454.06 

26,014.37 



$7.12 
14,823.95 
10,495.31 
155.22 
53,924.07 
54 . 35 
16,334.63 



307,269.85 



1,434.67 



9,012.07 



4,983.02 



6,890.68 



3,471.70 



7,540.56 



9,993.51 



8,066.86 



153.757.44 



Carried forward 



454,462.57 
$3,015,391.08 



91 



AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1955 

Receipts from: 
General appropriation 1955 S3,228,G80.00 



Income from trust funds 
Dr. Samuel A. Green IVIemorial Fund . 
James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 
Gifts for Immediate Use: 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 

Kiwanis Club of Roslindalo 
West Roxbury, Incorporated 

The Packet (D. C. Heath Pub 
lishing Company) 

Albert H. Wiggin 



$10.00 

50.00 

10.00 
50.00 



54,484.05 
15,432.76 
700.00 



120. 0(J 



Grants: 

American Library Association, from Fund for 
Adult Education (For an American Heritage 
Project in five public libraries in the Metro- 
politan area) 1,343.15 

Departmental Equipment Loan .... 50,000 . 00 

Remodelling, reconstruction and extraordinary 

repairs to buildings 79,500.00 

Roof repairs 400,000.00 



$3,830,259.96 



Carried forward $3,830,259.96 



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forward 

Expenditures for Current Charges and Obligations: 
Insurance $866.50 



Rents 



Expenditures for Equipment: 

Electrical and mechanical machinery and equij)- 

ment 

Household furniture and equipment 
Office furniture and equipment 
Miscellaneous equipment 



Construction of Buildings and Original Equip- 
ment and Furnishings Thereof 

Departmental Equipment Loan . . . . 

Special Items: 

Trust funds income, scholarships . $400.00 

Trust funds income, sick benefits . 250 . 00 

Trust funds income, miscellaneous . 6,067 . 26 
Dr. Samuel A.Green Memorial Fund, 

miscellaneous 10,874.32 



James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Gifts for Immediate Use : 

Allston Chapter No. 126 of the 

Women of the Moose . $3.00 

>Anne Cooper .... .97 

Director's Fund .... .16 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 15 . 40 

Kiwanis Club of Roshudale- 

West Ro.xbury, Incorporated 50.00 

Hiram G. Merrill 55.00 

The Packet (D. C. Heath Pub- 
lishing Company) . 10.00 

Trustees' Fund \ . 51.21 

Grant: 

American Library Association, 
from Fund for Adult Education 
(For an American Heritage Proj- 
ect in five public libraries in the 
metropolitan area) 



Binding and Printing Departments: 

Salaries 

Light, heat, and power 

Repairs and servicing of equipment 

Transportation of persons 

Miscellaneous contractual services 

Gasoline ..... 

Household supplies and materials 

Medical supplies 

Office supplies and materials . 

Miscellaneous supplies and materials 

Unclassified office equipment . 



80,764.90 



$414.24 
1,189.01 
5,485.51 
1,527.61 



$3,015,391.08 



81.631.40 



$17,591.58 
1,103.93 



185.74 



367.77 



!?103,141.08 

83.46 

128.05 

1.52 

464.20 

3.00 

30.15 

1.77 

155.00 

10,090.55 

22.50 



8,616.37 
5,479.28 
8,251.38 



19,249.02 



114,121.28 



Carried forward $3,252,739.81 



93 



AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1955 

Brought forward $3,830,259.90 

Balance Brotjght Forward from 1954: 

Trust funds income $16,393.91 

James L. Whitnej^ Bibliographic Account . . 8,983.14 

Gifts for Immediate Use: 

AUston Chapter No. 126 of the 



Women of the Moose 




$3.00 






Anonymous B 




100.00 






Anonymous C 




10.00 






Mrs. Anne V. Becker 




5.00 






Centennial Anniversary Fund 


178.00 






Anne Cooper 




.97 






Director's Fund . 




.16 






Mrp. Elihu T. Feinbf rg 




12.00 






Eliza Frissell 




3.00 






John F. Gadsby 




1.56 






Hiram G. Merrill 




55.00 






Helen 0. Storrow 




9,868.42 






Lucien E. Taylor 




100.00 






Trustees' Fund 




159.28 


10,496 


39 


Grant: 






American Library Association, 








from Fund for Adult Educa- 








tion (For an American Herit- 








age Project in five 


pubhc 








libraries in the Metro 


politan 








area) .... 






680 


51 


Construction of building 


and orig 


lual equip- 






ment and furnishings thereof 




287,401 


37 


Revenue on hand 






1,158 


55 



325,113.87 



Carried forward $4,155,373.83 



[94] 
STATE.ArEXT OF EXPENDITURES 

Brought foncard $3,252,739.81 



Amounts Paid into the City Treasury: 

Fines 

Sales of publications 
PayKients 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, 1955: 
Trust funds income .... 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 
Gifts for Immediate Use: 

Anonymous B 

Anon3^mous C 

Mrs. Anne V. Becker . 

Centennial AnniversaTV 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 

Eliza Frissell 

John F. Gadsby . 

Helen O. Storrow 

Lucien E. Taylor . 

Trustees' Fund 

Albert H. Wiggin 



Fund 



$100.00 

10.00 

5.00 

178.00 

6.60 

3.00 

1 .56 

9,868.42 

100.00 

108.07 

50.00 



Grant: 

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



$52,700.02 

696.09 

2,393.71 

527.57 

916.02 

582.37 

1,349.95 

8,778.38 

685.81 



126,081.04 
8,579.21 



10,430.65 



1,655.89 



08,629.92 



Construction of building and original equipment 

and furnishings thereof 281,922.09 

Remodeling, reconstruction, and extraordinary 

repairs to buildings 79,500.00 

Departmental Equipment Loan .... 41,748.02 

Roof repairs 400,000.00 

General appropriation: 

Amount carried forward to 1956 appropriation 27,528 .07 

Surplus credit balance 24,029.90 

Income on hand 



901,475.47 
1,367.96 



To Balance $4,224,213.16 



95 



AND RECEIPTS, DECEAIBER 31. 19c5 



Brought forward $4,155,373.83 

Receipts from: 
Fines 
Sale of publications 



Payments for lost books and damage 
Commission on coin locks 
Commission on telephone stations 
Sale of waste paper .... 
PajToll reimbursement . 
Miscellaneous fees .... 
Miscellaneous receipts 



.S52,803.8G 
700.89 
2.406.52 
.527.57 
!)1G.02 
582.37 
1,349.95 
8,860.88 
691.27 



68,839 . 33 



To Balance $4,224,213.16 



BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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