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Boston Public Library 




Ch ief Librarian^ Division of 
Horie Reading and Cownunity Services 



BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1956 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 



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TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



MOST REVEREND RICHARD J. GUSHING 

President 

Term expires April 30, 1957 

ERWIN D. GANHAM 

Vice President 
Term expires April 30, 1958 

FRANK W. BUXTON 
Term expires April 30, 1060 

LEE M. FRIEDMAN 
Term expires April 30, 1959 

PATRIGK F. ^sIcDONALD 
Term expires April 30, 1961 



MILTON E. LORD 
Director J aitd Librarian 



CONTENTS 

I — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1956 ... i 

II — Appropriations and Expenditures for Personnel, 

1930-1956 3 

III — Appropriations and Expenditures for Books . 10 

IV — Personnel 14 

V — Book Stock 29 

VI ^ Use of Books, Films, and Recordings ... 40 

VII — The Catalogs 45 

VIII — Binding 46 

IX — Programs and Exhibitions 47 

X — Trust Funds 74 

XI — Officers of the Library, as of December 31, 1956 92 

Financial Statement 96 



[1 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930-1956 

Total Expenditures, 1930-1956 





FROM .^.NNUAL 
CITY 


FROM SPECIAL 
CITY 


FROM 
INCOME OF 


FROM 

GIFTS FOR 




TEAS 


APPROPRIATION 


APPROPRIATION 


TRUST FUNDS 


1M.\IEDI.4TE 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 


1956 


3,308,088.67 


161,559.07 


60,560.70 


790.85 


3,.530,999.29 



Distribution of Expenditures from Annual City Appropriation, 

1930 - 1956 



YEAR 


SALARIES 
.\ND 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 


1956 


2,578,693.84 


310,997.64 


418,397.19 


3.308,088.67 



Distribution of Expenditures from Special City Appropriations. 1930- 1956 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 



CENTRAL LIBRAP.Y 

FOUNDATIONS 

ROOF CONSTRUCTION 

AND IMPROVEMENTS 


BR.4.NCH 
LIBRARIES 

NEW 
BUILDINGS 


RELIEF 
PROJECTS 
(WPA, ETC.) 


EQUIPMENT 
LOAN 


TOTAL 


.$206,391.46 

4,867.40 

14,743.24 


.$31,570.65 
5,705.30 


.$25,722.79 
38,187.00 




.$237,962.11 
36,295.49 
52,930.24 


214.61 


66,571.47 

28,298.65 

50,401.34 

102,206.67 






66,786.08 

28,298.65 

.50,401.34 

102,206.67 


7,428.50 


5,479.28 
102,869.62 




$8,251.38 
51,260.95 


13,730.66 
161,559.07 



[2] 

DlSTRIBUTIOX OF ExPEXDITURES FROM LxCOME OF TrUST FuXDS, 1930 - 1956 



YEAR 


DOOKS A>fD OTHER 
LIURARY MATERIALS 


8AL.VKIES 


OTHER 


TOTAL 


1930 


§22,466.21 


$180.00 


§150.00 


$22,796.21 


1935 


22,264.83 


1,602.67 


629.00 


24,496.50 


1940 


124,618.89 


2,070.00 


1,714.80 


128,403.69 


1945 


41,370. 3 L 


481.65 


843.45 


42,695.41 


1950 


60,530.37 


100.00 


400.00 


61,030.37 


1951 


38,749.94 


225.00 


300.00 


39,274.94 


1952 


35,724.77 





400.00 


36,124.77 


1953 


47,863.82 


250.00 


2,097.43 


50.211.25 


1954 


60,872,61 


2,211.87 


400.00 


63, 484. 48 


1955 


45,519.55 


2,207.90 


2,731.84 


50,459.29 


1956 


58,988.16 




1.572.54 


00,560.70 



Distribution of Expexditures from Gh<^ts for I.mmedi.\te Use, 1930- 1056 

nOOKS AXD OTHER 

YEAR LIBnARY MATERIAL.^ 

1930 

1935 

1940 $88.80 

1945 387.68 

1950 2,706.48 

1951 558.55 

1952 117.53 

1953 300.40 

1954 1,015.60 

1955 553.51 

1956 790.85 



II 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1930-1950 

Total Appropriations and Expenditures for All Personnel, 1030- 1956 



YEAR 


AMOUNT 
APPROPRIATED 


AMOUNT 
EXPENDED 


UNEXPENDED 
BALANCE 


1930 


$812,000.00 


§809,530.41 


82,409.59 


1935 


915,000.00 


912,339.26 


2,660.74 


1940 


1,065,000.00 


1.045,735.40 


19,264.60* 


1945 


1,065,000.00 


1,064,343.72 


656.28 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


2,109,771.34 


228.66 


1951 


2,278,850.00 


2,275.545.61 


3,304. 39t 


1952 


2,450,000.00 


2,392,393.76 


57,606.241 


1953 


2,604,925.93 


2,607.323. 94 § 




1954 


2,617,700.00 


2,656,821.65!; 





1955 


2.600,000.00 


2,510,312.15 


89,687.85*; 


1950 


2,612,400.00 


2,578,693.84 


33,706.16-^' 



* 118,775.53 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 

t S3,304.39 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. 
'i To take care of the commitments above the amount appropriated for 1954, the sum of 

$39,121.65 was transferred from une.xpended 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. 
**$15.000.00 transferred to other City Departments; .$7,500.00 to other accounts of the 

Library; $11,206.16 reverted to the City Treasury. 

Change.s Year by Year in Total Expenditures for All Personnel, 

1930 - 1956 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OF 




rOR SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR ALL PERSONNEL 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.26 






1930 


809.530.41 


+5.1% 


+ 5.1% 


1935 


912,339. 2() 


+ 11.0% 


+ 18.3% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


+ 1.2% 


+35.7% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


+0.6% 


+ 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 


2,656,821.05 


+ 1.9% 


+244.8% 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


— 5.5% 


+225.7% 


1950 


2,578,693.84 


+2.7% 


+234.7% 


Changes Year 


BY Year in Total Expenditures for 


Regul.ar Service 




(FuLL-TiME Personn; 


EL), 1930-1956 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


7o OF 




FOB SALARIES AND W.\GE3 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR REGULAR SERVICE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FRO.M 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 


2,290,404.50 


+9.0% 


+244.9% 


1954 


2,353,575.31 


+2.7% 


+254.4% 


1955 


2,227,715.52 


-5.3% 


+235.4% 


1956 


2,271,782.30 


+2.0% 


+242.2% 



4] 



Changes Year By Year in Total Expenditures for Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel, Etc.), 1930-1956 



1929 
1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 



TOTAL EXPEJ?DITUBES 


% OP 


FOB SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


FOR EXTRA SERVICE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


$104,032.28 




112,214.67 


+7.8% 


96,330.61 


-13.8% 


89,517.71 


+4.3% 


120,536.62 


-1.1% 


271,210.95 


+3.2% 


299,771.04 


+9.5% 


311,591.92 


+3.8% 


316,859.44 


+ 1.6% 


303,246.34 


-4.5% 


282,596.63 


-6.6% 


306,911.54 


+8.6% 



Vo OF 

CHANGE 

FROM 1929 



+7.8% 

-7.4% 

-11.6% 

+ 15.8% 

+ 160.6% 

+ 188.2% 

+ 199.5% 

+204.6% 

+ 191.5% 

+ 171.6% 

4 195.0% 



[5] 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1956 

Summary by Divisions 

General, Administrative Offices 

Regular Service .$106,683 . 43 

Extra Service: 

Part-time Service _ $10,234.36 

Evening and Holiday Service 734.78 

Sunday Service 753.01 11,722.15 

Total Expenditures for General Administrative Offices $118,405.58 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Regular Service $1,121,528.02 
Extra Service: 

Part-time Service _ $148,892.98 

Evening and Holiday Service 750 . 65 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service : 

By the Hour ^ 7,459.59 

Evening and Holiday Service 17,383.85 

Sunday Service 5,259.71 179,746.78 

Total Expenditures for Division of Home 

Reading and Community Services 1,301,274.80 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Regular Service $533,720.50 

Extra Service: 

Part-time Service .$53,018.48 

Evening and Holiday Service 90.80 

Sunday Service 13,235.44 66,344.72 

Total E.xpenditures for Division of 

Reference and Research Services 600,065.22 

Division of Business Operations 

Regular Service $509,850.35 

Extra Service: 

Part-time Service .$.597.42 

Evening and Holiday Service 4,578.81 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 

Evening and Holiday Service 25,817.96 

Sunday Service " 16,474.70 47,468.89 

Total Expenditures for 
Division of Business Operations 557,319.24 

Miscellaneous Services 

Storytelling $1,539.00 

Stereopticon Operator 90.00 $1,629.00 

Total E.xpenditures for Miscellaneous Services 1,629.00 

Total Expenditures for all Personnel $2,578,693. 84 



EXPENDITURi:S FOR PERSONNEL IN GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE 

OFFICES, 1956 



Director's Office 
Personnel Office 
Information Office 
Office of Records, Files, 

Statistics 
Exhibits Office 

Total Expenditures for 
General Administrative 
Offices 



REGULAR 

SERVICE 

$48,304 . 59 

26,339.31 

9,535.15 

12,512.58 
9,991.80 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 



$272.43 

9,898.98 

62.95 



EVENING AND 
HOLIDAY 
SERVICE 



$79.24 
274.16 

309.61 
71.77 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



76.86 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 



$48,304.59 

26,690.98 

$676.15 20,384.44 



12,885.14 
10,140.43 



$106,683. 43 $10,234. 36 $734.78 $753.01 $118,405.58 



[7] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF UOMK READING AND 

COMMUNITY SERVICES 



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

Department 
Central Book Stock: 

Branch Issue Section 

School Issue Section 
Central Charging Records 
Open Shelf Department 
Branch Libraries 

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

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

Tyler Street Reading Room' 
Uphams Corner 
Washingt<;)n \'^illage 
West End 
West Roxbury 
Bookmobile Service^ 
Hospital Library Service 

Total Expenditures for 
Branch Libraries 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$59,372.51 
23,109.02 
19,020.25 



janitori.vl and 

cleaning: 

by the hour 

PART-TIME \yiO EVENING 

SERVICE AND HOLIDAY 



$999.86 

3,508.66 

421.87 



21,588.68 2,160.11 



29,027.77 
22,705.47 
65,824.03 
83,158.06 
797,722.23 



3,471.83 
4,203.68 
9,293.06 
8,247.32 
116,586.59 



$24,843.44 



EVENING, 
HOLIDAY AND 

SUND.VY TOTAL 

SERVICE SERVICE 



$60,372.37 
27,164.99 
19,576.37 

23,748.79 

32,499 . 60 
26,909.15 
78,001.39 
93,849 . 88 
939,152.26 



$547.31 
134.25 



2,884.30 
2,444.50 



$1,121,528.02 $148,892.98 $24,843.44 $6,010.36 $1,301,274.80 



$31,842.98 
29,337.42 
24,253.67 
31,896.48 
11,020.85 
27,116.39 
29,298.98 
25,938.74 
28,307.64 
29,891.55 
24,080.73 
27,737.45 
24,098.04 

7,109.98 
15,626.31 
31,378.26 
15,759.71 
26,010.10 
14,350.38 
12,562.05 
26,831.11 
14,254.49 
27,424.37 

6,278.40 
26,657.29 
21,807.49 
22,758.18 

5,629.87 
28,418.35 
25,812.61 
31,049.78 
33,992.79 
49,050.75 
10,233.07 



$6,058.97 
1,787.74 
3,137.88 
4,020.20 
3,074.22 
4,744.33 
3,061.64 
3,003.38 
3,572.66 
5,381 . 34 
3.050.75 
3,897.12 
3,007.69 
1,260.49 
2,629.34 
3,301.09 
4,240.74 
2,570.34 
2,207.52 
2,819.84 
3,365.75 
2,338.30 
3,145.39 
1,926.68 
3,470.46 
3,097.01 
2,888.32 
386.90 
5,141.39 
3.304.29 
4,524.07 
3,569.89 

12,594.86 



$2,010.47 



2,060.35 
1,456.31 



1,140.22 

1,381.71 

1,593.43 

365.03 

490.42 
684 . 38 



1,759.09 

2.018.77 

914.64 



1,367.19 
2,318.84 
1,463.00 
1.032.96 
749.68 



934.90 
1,101.05 



$797,722.23 $116,580.59 $24,843.44 



$39,912. 
31,125. 
29,451. 
37,372. 
14,095. 
31,860. 
33,500. 
28,942. 
33,262. 
36,866. 
27,496. 
32,124. 
27,790. 

8,376. 
20,014. 
36,699. 
20,915. 
28,580. 
16,557, 
15,381. 
31,464, 
18,911. 
32,032 

9,238, 
30,877 
24,904 
25,646 

6,016 
33,559, 
29,110, 
36,508. 
38,663. 
61,651, 
10,233 



42 
16 
90 
99 
07 
72 
84 
12 
01 
32 
51 
99 
11 
47 
74 
12 
09 
44 
90 
89 
05 
63 
76 
04 
43 
50 
47 
77 
74 
90 
75 
73 
61 
07 



$939,152.26 



1 Closed June 29, 1956, 
' Closed August .31, 195G 



- Closed December 31, 19.56 

< Service on Bookmobile III be^an May 2S, 19r)G 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND 
RESEARCH SERVICES, 1956 



UNIT 


REGULAR 
SERVICE 


PART-TIME 

SERVICE 


Executive Staif 


$22,616.27 


$619.14 


Book Selection Department 


5,549.85 


140.43 


Book Stack Service 


95,348.19 


21,659.58 


Cataloging and Classification 






Department 


88,467.02 


6,976.41 


Fine Arts Department 


36.-544. 70 


4,170.99 


General Reference Departmen 


-. 24,533.10 


2,054.90 


History Department 


22,378.75 






Music Department 


12,253.74 


2,483.62 


Periodical and Newspaper 






Department 


35,404.36 


5,476.79 


Print Department 


18,915.66 






Rare Book Department 


42,965.33 


1,625.22 


Science and Technology De- 






partment 


35,525.15 


3,942.17 


Statistical Department 


22,414.00 


1,894.98 


Teachers Department 


18.117.29 


949.24 


Kirstein Business Branch 


52,687.09 


1,025.01 


Total Expenditures for 




Division of Reference 






and Research Serv- 






ices 


$533,720.50 


$53,018.48 



EVENING .AND SUNDAY 
HOLIDAY SERVICE 



9.00 
15.00 

25.50 
21.00 



$391.20 



$20.30 4,942.21 



1,452.72 
880.42 
408.84 
507.01 

1,845.30 

892.28 

891.42 
506.44 
517.60 



TOTAL 

SERVICE 

$23,626.61 

5,690.28 

121,970.28 

95,443.43 
42,177.41 
27,468.42 
22,802.59 
15,244.37 

42,726.45 
18,915.66 
45,508.33 

40,379.74 
24,815.42 
19,584.13 
53,712.10 



$90. 80 $13,2.35. 44 $600,065.22 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS 
OPERATIONS, 1956 



UNIT 

Business office 

Shipping and Receiving; 
Section 

Stock and Supplies Section 
Accounting Department 
Binding and Printing De- 

partmentsi 
Book Preparation Department 
Book Purchasing Department 
Buildings Department 

Mechanical Service 

Cleaning Service 


REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$39,068.11 

9.822.10 

5,314.42 

28,135.10 

99,362.08 
49,677.24 
58,142.16 

181.387.94 
38,941.20 

$509,850.35 

ES FOR MIS 

g 

on Operator 

Expenditures 
vices 


PART-TIME 
SERVICE 


JANITORIAL -AN 

CLEANING : 

EVENING, 

TIOLID.VY AND 

SUNDAY 
SERVICE 


D 

EVENING, 

HOLIDAY, 

AND 

SUNDAY 
SERVICE 

$38.37 

1,256.78 
928.84 
184.98 


TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$39,106.48 

11,078.88 

6,243.26 

28,320.08 

99,362.08 
51,264.95 
59,300.68 

213,162.73 
49,480. 10 


















1,587.71 
582.13 


$597.42 




$31,753.76 
10,538.90 

$42,292.66 

DUS SERVI 

$1,53 
9 








Total Expenditures for 
Division of Business 
Operations 

EXPENDITUR 

Storytellii 
Stereoptio 


$597.42 
CELLANE( 

for Miscell 


$4,578.81 

CES, 1956 

9.00 
0.00 


$557,319.24 


Total 

Ser 


meous 

$1,629.00 





' Printing Department transferred to City of Boston .Administrative Services Department — Printing Section 
March U, 1936. 



I 



[9] 



IlECAPITULATIOX, 1956 



Regular Service 

Full-time Members of the Staff 
Extra Service 
Part-time Service 
Evening and Holiday Service 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service : 

By the Hour 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Sunday Service 
Sunday Service 

Miscellaneous Services 
Storjiielling 
Stereopticon Operator 



Total Expenditui'es for all Personnel 



$212,743.24 
6,155.04 

7,459.59 
43,201.81 
16,474.70 
19,248.16 



SI, 539. 00 
90.00 



$2,271,782.30 



305,282.54 



1,629.00 
$2,578,693.84 



10 



III 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 

FOR BOOKS 

City Appropriatioxs for the Purchase of Books and 



Other Libr 



ARY Materials, 1930 - 1956 



1930 
1931 
J 932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1 940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 



$160,000 

175,000 

160,000 

75,000 

100,000 

100,000 

55,000 

75,000 

73,875 

55,000 

57,500 

75,000 

88,000 

75,000 

80,000 

85,000 

90,000 

125,000 

125,000 

125,000 

150,000 

230,000 

217,500 

277,500 

262,875 

325,000 

314,000 



Total IiIxpexditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 

1930- 1956 



YEAR 


FROII 
CITY FUN'DS 


FROM INCOME 
OF TRUST FUNDS 


TOT-*.L 


1930 


SI 59,999. 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 


00,872.61 


320,245.02 


1955 


316,029.82 


45,519.55 


361,549.37 


1956 


310,997.64 


58,988.16 


369,985.80 



11 



Expenditures for Books 



AND Other Library Materials by Divisiox.s, 
1935 - 1956 



YEAH 


DIVISION OF 
HOME READIN^G 
AND COMMUNITi- 

SERVICES 


DIVISION OF 

REFERENCE AND 

HE8E.«.RCH 

SERVICES 


ENTIRE 
LIBRARY 
SYSTEM 


1935 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$72,440.78 
1,335.89 

$73,776.67 


$26,793.17 
20,928.94 

$47,722.11 


$99,233.95 
22,264.83 


Total 


$121,498.78 


1940 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$56,100.44 
9,305 . 14 


$1,399.50 
115,313.75 

$116,713.25 


$57,499.94 
124,618.89 


Total 


$65,405.58 


$182,118.83 


1945 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$78,211.92 
1,553.76 


$3,489.82 
39,816.55 


$81,701.74 
41,370.31 


Total 


$79,765.68 


$43,306.37 


$123,072.05 


1050 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$140,501.56 

724.25 


$6,996.60 
59,806.12 

$66,802 . 72 


$147,498.16 
60,530.37 


Total 


$141,225.81 


$208,028.53 


1951 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$188,960.79 
870.49 


$37,667.62 
37,879.45 

$75,547.07 


$226,628.41 
38,749.94 


Total 


$189,831.28 


$265,378.35 


1952 

Fi-oni City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$179,773.80 
1,214.18 


$42,979.25 
34,510.59 


$222,753.05 
35,724.77 


Total 


$180,987.98 


$77,489.84 


$258,477.82 


1953 

From Cit}- Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$186,795.45 
1,615.11 

$188,410.56 


$73,343.09 
46,248.71 

$119,591.80 


$260,138.54 

47,863.82 


Total 


$308,002.36 


1954 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$190,767.93 
1,039.64 


$38,604.48 
59,832.07 


$259,372.41 
60,872.61 


Total 


$191,807.57 


$128,437.45 


$320,245.02 


1955 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$247,919.39 
917.01 


$68,110.43 
44,602.54 

$112,712.07 


$316,029.82 
45,519.55 


Total 


$248,836.40 


$361,549.37 


1956 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$245,022.98 
'758.12 


$65,974.66 
58,230.04 


$310,997.64 
58,988.16 


Total 


$245,781 . 10 


$124,204.70 


$369,985.80 



12 



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

1930 - 1956 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 



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 
3,308,088.67 



TOT.\L EXI>E^fDITURE9 

FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 

LIBRARY MATERIALS 

FROM CITY FUNDS 

$159,999.97 

99,233.95 

57,499.94 

81,701.74 

147,498.16 

226,628.41 

222.753.05 

260,138.54 

259,372.41 

316,029.82 

310,997.40 



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% 
9.36% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

materla.ls in relation to total annual expenditures, 

1930 - 1956 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FROM CITY FUNDS 
AND TRUST FUNDS 

$1,155,316.27 
1,163,611.38 
1,361,036.70 
1,352,311.20 
2,634,311.69 
2,911,874.011 
3,073,957.42 
3,335,862.25 
3,306,939.16 
3,227,581.32 
3,368,649.37 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 




LIBR,\RY M.^^TERIALS 


PERCENTAGES 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


AND TRUST FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$182,466.18 


15.79% 


121,498.78 


10.44% 


182,118.83 


13.38% 


123.072.05 


8.85% 


208,028.53 


7.90% 


265.378.35 


9.10% 


258,477.82 


8.41% 


308,002.36 


9.23% 


320,245.02 


9.69% 


361,549.37 


11.20% 


369,985.80 


10.96% 



Percentages of .\xnual Expenditurks for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library ^Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1956 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR SALARIES 

AND W.\GE8 

FROM CITY FUNDS 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 



$809, 
912, 
1,045, 
1,064, 
2,109, 
2,275, 
2,392 
2,607 
2,656 
2,510 
2,578 



530.41 
339.26 
735.40 
343.72 
771.34 
545.61 
393.76 
323.94 
821.65 
,312.15 
,693.84 



84% 
90% 
95% 
93% 
93% 
91%,. 
91% 
91% 
91% 
89'?, 
89% 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR BOOKS 

FROM CITY FUNDS 

$159,999.97 

99,233.95 

57,499.94 

81,701.74 

147,498.16 

226,628.41 

222,753.05 

260,138.54 

259,372.41 

316,029.82 

310,997.46 



16% 

10% 

5% 

7% 

7% 

9% 

9% 

9% 

9% 

11% 

11% 



$969,530.38 
1,011,573.21 
1,103,235.34 
1,146,045.46 
2,257,269.50 
2,502,174.02 
2,615,146.81 
2.867,462.48 
2,916.194.00 
2.826,341.97 
2,889,691.30 



% 

100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100% 
100%. 
100% 



[13] 

Percentages of Annual ExPExniTURES for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 195G 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 












FOR SALARIES 




TOTAL EXPENDITURES 








AND WAGES 




FOR BOOKS 








FROM CITY FUNDS 




FRO.M CITY FUNDS 






YEAR 


AND TRUST FUNDS 


% 


AND TRUST FUNDS 


% 


TOTAL 


1930 


$809,710.41 


82^:0 


$182,466.18 


18%. 


$992,176.59 


1935 


913,941.93 


88% 


121,498.78 


12% 


1,035,440.71 


1940 


1,047,805.40 


85% 


182,118.83 


15% 


1,229,924.23 


1945 


1,064,825.37 


90% 


123,072.05 


10% 


1,187.897.42 


1950 


2,109,871.34 


9K; 


208,028.53 


9% 


2,317,899.87 


1951 


2,275,770.61 


90% 


2G5.378.35 


lO'^o 


2,541,148.96 


1952 


2.392,393.76 


90^, 


258,477.82 


10' e 


2,654,527.01 


1953 


2,607,573.94 


89', 


308.002.36 


11% 


2,915,576.30 


1954 


2,659,033.52 


S9S< 


320,245.02 


n'c 


2,979,278.54 


1955 


2,512,520.05 


87% 


361,549.37 


13%, 


2,874,069.42 


1956 


2,578,693.84 


87% 


369,985.80 


13% 


2,948,679.64 



% 

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



Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library I^L\terials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1956 









REQUESTED 










REQUESTED 




FOR BOOKS 










FOR SALARIES 




AND OTHER 








YEAR 


AND WAGES 


Of 


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 


12^0 


1,246,830.57 


100% 


1945 


1,065,000.00 


88':, 


150,000.00 


12S^ 


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% 


1955 


2,618,000.00 


88% 


350,100.00 


12% 


2,968,100.00 


100% 


1956 


2,670,034.00 


86% 


426,000.00 


14% 


3,096,034.00 


100% 



14 



IV 



PERSONNEL 

Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1929 -1956 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




TOTAL PERSONNEL 






FOR SALARIES AND 






AS OF 






WAGES FOR ALL 


% OP CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31ST 


% OF CH.^NGE 


YEAH 


PERSONNEL 


FROM 1929 


IN 


EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.26 






602 




1930 


809,530.41 


+5.1% 




644 


+7.0% 


1935 


912,339.26 


+ 18.3% 




687 


+ 14.1% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


+35.7% 




632 


+ 5.0% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


+38.2% 




620 


+2.9% 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


+ 173.8% 




752 


+ 24.9% 


1951 


2,275,545.61 


+ 195.3% 




753 


+25.1% 


1952 


2,392.393.76 


+210.5% 




740 


+22.9% 


1953 


2,607;323.94 


+238.3% 




748 


+24.3% 


1954 


2,656.821.65 


+244.8% 




716 


+ 18.9% 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


+225.9% 




742 


+23.3% 


1956 


2,578,603.84 


+234.7% 




712 


+ 18.3% 




Cost and Number of Regular Service. 


, 1929 - 1956 










TOTAL NUMBER OF 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




REGULAR SERVICE 






FOR SALARIES AND 






AS OF 






WAGES FOR REGULAR 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31ST 


% OF CHANGE 


YEAR 


SERVICE 


FRO.M 1929 


IN 


EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


S663,747.9S 






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% 


1956 


2,271,782.30 


+242.2% 




571 


+20.2% 



Co.sT AND Number of I-^xtra Service (Part-Time Personnel, ]-]tc.), 

1929 - 1956 









TOTAL EXTRA SERVICE 










PERSONNEL IN TERMS 










OF EQUIV.^-LENT OF 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 






FOR SALARIES .4ND 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR EXTR.V 


',0 OF CH.4.NGE 


DECEMBER 31ST 


% OF CHANGE 


YEAH 


SERVICE 


IROM 1929 


IN F.ACH 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% 


1956 


306,911.54 


+ 195.0% 


141 


+ 11.0% 



[15] 
DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS, 1929-195G 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1955 1956 

General Administrative Offices 14 11 13 22 26 23 21 

Division of Business Operations 119 138 127 112 138 142 137 

Circulation Division 210 2.54 257 237 256 

Division of Home Reading and 

Community Services 291 283 

Reference Division 132 160 183 143 168 

Division of Reference and 

Research Services — — ~" 137 130 

Total 475 563 580 514 588 593 571 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1956 
GENERAL ADIMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1955 1956 

Executive Department 11 - • " " 

Editor's Department 1 ■ 

Training Class 2 

Training Office — - — 2 - - 

Director's Office — 11 13 6 9 7 7 

Exhibits Office — • — ; 2 3 

Information Office • ^ ^ ^ ^ 

Personnel Office 5 7 7 5 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics ■ — 3 4 4 o 

Total 14 11 13 22 26 23 21 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1956 
DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1955 1956 

Division of Business Operations, 

Executive Staff 5 -5 ~ ~ 

Business Office 3 6 9 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 IS 16 

Book Preparation Department — - — - ■ 9 14 15 

Stock Purchasing Department 2 2 2 — - - 

Supply Room — 4 - - 

Stockand Supplies Section — - • - ^ 2 

Shipping Department 3 3 2 3 • 

Shipping and Receiving Section ■ 3 3 

Bindery Department 31 — 

Binding Department 35 34 26 26 24 24 

Printing Department^ 6 6 6 6 5 2 

Engineers Department 41 — 

Buildings Department 45 39 38 45 48 48 

Cleaners 23 20 16 13 15 15 13 

Total 119 138 127 112 138 142 137 

1 Transferred to City of Boston Administrative Services Department — Printing Section, March 14, 1955 



[16] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1956 
DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SER^'ICES 



Circulation Division, Executive Staff 
Division of Home Reading and 

CommunitA^ Services, Executive Staff 

Audio-Visual Center' 
Audio-Visual Department 

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

Book Selection Department 

Central Charging Records' 
Registration Department' 

Open Shelf Department 

Children 's Department 
Young People 's Room 

School Issue Department 



liranch Libraries : 
Adams Street* 
Allston 

Andrew Square^ 
Boylston^ 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
City Point 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
lilast Boston 
Egleston Square^ 
Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum^ 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point^ 
Kirstein'" 
Lower Mills 
Mattapan 
Memorial 
Mount Bowdoin 
IMount Pleasant 
Neponsef 
North End 
Orient Heights 
Parker Hill 
Phillips Brooksi2 
Roslindale 
Roxburj^ Crossingi' 
South Boston 
South End 
Tyler Street Reading Room'* 



J 



.EC. 31 


DEC. 31 


DEC. 31 


DEC. 31 


DEC. 31 


DEC. 31 


DEC. 31 


1929 


1934 


1939 


1944 


1949 


1955 


1956 




8 


9 


8 


14 


12 


13 


25 










7 


6 




26 


21 
















o 

G 


8 


6 


8 








10 


9 


8 


8 






2 


2 


3 


5 


5 








8 


9 


22 


22 








6 


7 


21 


21 


8 


5 
















5 


4 


4 










8 


5 


8 


6 

8 


7 
8 


4 


8 


8 


7 


7. 


7 


7 


4 


5 


5 










4 


5 


7 










7 


6 


7 


7 


7 


5 


6 


8 


i) 


9 


6 


8 


8 


7 


2 


4 


4 


4 


5 


3 


3 


7 


S 


8 


7 


8 


7 


7 








7 


8 


7 


7 


G 


7 


7 


6 


7 


6 


6 


11 


11 


10 


8 


8. 


8 
8 


8 
8 


3 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


5 


7 


6 


7 


6 








7 


7 


7 


6 


7 


7 


7 


(•) 


o 


6 


5 


8 


7 


5 


3 


5 
3 
4 


6 
4 
4 


6 


5 


4 




3 


4 


4 


3 


4 


5 


9 


10 


9 


9 


8 


8 


9 


12 


11 


8 


8 


4 


4 


7 


6 


6 


6 


7 


7 


7 


3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


4 


3 


3 


8 


10 


10 


8 


9 


7 


7 


3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


3 


3 


8 


8 


7 


7 


8 


6 




3 


3 


3 


3 


2 





5 


7 


7 


7 


6 


7 


7 


4 


4 












8 


8 


7 


4 


5 


6 


6 


8 


7 


6 


5 


6 


6 


5 


4 


4 








3 





[17] 



Uphams Corner 
Washington Village 
West End 
West Roxbury 
Bookmobile Service^^ 
Hospital Library Service^^ 

Total 



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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1955 1956 

10 9 10 8 8 7 7 

— ■ (i 7 7 7 

9 9 9 10 8 8 

6 8 8 7 9 8 8 

— - — - ■ — 10 15 

3 2 

210 254 257 237 256 291 283 



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

'Opened as Audio-Visual Center Januarj' 2, 1952; became Audio-Visual Department April 1, 1953. 
- Transferred to Division of Business Operations February 13, 1946. 
2 Registration Department incorporated into Central Charging Records April I, 1953. 
•Branch Library opened August 29, 1951. 

' Name changed to Washington Village Branch Library May 28, 1940. 

« Name changed to Monsignor Arthur Theodore Connolly Branch Library December 12, 1940. 
■ Branch Library opened July 8, 1953. 
' Branch Library closed March 15, 1949. 
9 Branch Library closed June 29, 1950. 
'"Branch Library closed July 1, 1940. 

11 Branch Library closed December 31, 1956. 

12 Branch Library closed August 31, 1956. 
I' Branch Library closed July 1, 1938. 

i< Closed as Branch Library July 1, 1938; re-opened as Reading Room December 7, 1951; closed as Reading 

Room June 29, 1956. 
'5 Bookmobile Service began: I — February 20, 1950; II — February 20, 1952; III — May 28, 1956. 
" Service began June 4, 19-53. 



[18] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGUL.VR SERVICE, 1929-1958 
DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES 

DEC. 31 DEC. .31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. ."51 DEC. "A 

1929 1034 1939 1944 1949 195.3 195(i 

Reference Division, E.xecutive Staff G 11 3 6 

Division of Reference and Research 

Services, Executive Staff — — • 5 4 

Book Selection Department 2 

Book Selection Department, Reference 

Division _ ^222 

Book Selection Department, Division 

of Reference and Research Services 1 1 

Catalog Department 19 

Shelf Department 15 • 

CataloKine; and Clas.<ification 

Department 33 31 27 27 24 22 

Registration Department^ 8 10 • — - 

Issue Department 3G 

Book Stack Service — - 3S 46 30 27 

Information Department- 5 

Open Shelf Department^ - — 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals 25 

Genealogical Department 

Bates Hall References Desk — - 

Bates Hall Centre Desk 

Main Reading Room ■ 

General Reference De-partment • 10 12 6 6 

Newspaper Department — 
Periodical Department — 
Periodical and Newspaper Department • — ■ 10 8 9 8 8 

Special Libraries Department 19 
Fine Arts, Rare Book, and Technology 

Departments 

Technology, Fine Arts, and Music 

Departments 16 ■ - 

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

iNIusic Department [4] [3] 5 4 4 3 4 

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

Patent Department 3 

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

Print Department 3 4 4 3 

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 12 14 16 15 15 

Total 132 160 183 143 168 137 130 

Note: Cleaners assigned to Kirstein Business Branch are included. 
1 Transferred to Circulation Division March 1, 1940. 
- Transferred to General Administrative Offices July 1, 1940. 
'Transferred to Circulation Division July 1, 1940. 



4U 


■iO 


38 


46 


30 


G 


9 









1 

5 


8 








7 


4 












10 


12 


6 


o 






















10 


8 


9 


8 



19 



DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY CATEGORIES, 
DECEMBER 31, 1956 



Library Workers 



Gener;tl Officers 



Bookmobile liibrariaii 
Branch Lil^rariaii 
Chief .... 
Curator .... 
Readers Advisor . 
Assist an t-in-Cbarge 

Administrative Assistant 
Adults Librarian . 
Book Preparation Lil^rarian 
Book Purchasing Librarian 
Book Selection Librarian 
Cataloger and Classifi<n- 
Children's Librarian 
Extension Librarian 
Hospital Librarian 
Reference Librarian 
Young Adults Librarian 
Assistant, 5th Step 

Adults Assistant . 

Book Preparation Assistant 

Cataloger 

Children's Assistant . 

E.\ecutive Assistant 

Reference Assistant 

Assistant, 4th Step 



Assistant (Professional Lilirary Service) 
Probationary Assistant 
Probationary Assistant (^Military Substitute) 
Probationary Assistant (Temporary) 
Assistant (Sub-Professional Library Service) 

Unclassified Assistant 

Unclassified Assistant (Alilitar}' Substitute) 
Unclassified Assistant (Temporarj-) . 

Total 



16 

1 
29 
19 

1 

3 

6 

3 
19 

1 

1 

1 

3 
23 

1 

1 

7 

4 

2 

8 
1 
2 
1 
3 
5 
1 

92 
53 

1 

6 
85 
47 

3 

5 

454* 



* This figure does not include tiiose members of the staff who were absent on Military Leave 
ou December 31, 19.56, and for whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



20 



Clerical axd ^Iechaxical Worker 



Principal Accountant . 
Senior Accountant 
Accountant . 
Senior Clerk and Tj'pist 
Clerk and Typist 
Statistical Machine Operator 

Principal Clerk 

Clerk .... 

Clerk (Temporary) 

Chief of Bindery . 

Bindery Foreman 

Bindery Finisher . 

Bindery Forwarder 

Apprentice Bookbinder 

Working Forelady^ of Bindery Sewers 

Bindery Sewers 

Superintendent of Library Buildings 
Senior Clerk and Typist 
Fire Prevention Inspector . 
Senior Building Custodian 
.Junior Building Custodian 
Watchman .... 
Library Housekeeper . 

Cleaner 

Head Electrician . 
Electrician (Temporary) 
Electrician's Helper 
Working Foreman Carpenter 
Carpenter .... 
Carpenter (Temporary) 
Working Foreman Painter 

Painter 

Fui'niture Finisher 

Third-Class Stationary Engineer 

Steamfitter . 

Machinist's Helper 

Mason .... 

Elevator Operator 



1 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 

2 
2 
1 

1 
i 
3 

7 
2 
1 
9 

1 

1 
1 
15 
20 
3 
1 
21 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 
2 
1 
2 
1 
1 
1 
2 



24 



SI 



Lil)rary Workers 454 

Clerical and Mechanical \\'orkers 117 

Total 571* 



117 



* This figure does not inchide those members of the staff who were absent on Military Leave 
on December 31, 19.56, and for whom there were no jVIilitary Substitutes. 



[21] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE BIBLIOTHECAL SERVICE 

The Sub-Professional Library Service 
a? of October 1, 1951 
The Non-Technical Library Service 
Extra Assistant (by the hour only) 

High school student 75 cents per hour 

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

1st year of employment 80 cents per hour 

2nd year of employment 85 cents per hour 

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

Unclassified Assistant (by the hour) 

Rate to be determmed 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) ....... $3010-13260 

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 



99 



Administrative -\ssistant (Step 5) $4olO-S4760 

Adults Librarian (Step 5) 4510- 4760 

Audio- Visual Librarian (Step 5) 4510- 4760 

Book Preparation Librarian (Step 5) 4510- 4760 

Book Purchasing Librarian (Step 5) 4510- 4760 

Book Selection Librarian (Step 5) 4510- 4760 

Cataloger and Classifier (Step 5) 4510- 4760 

Children's Librarian (Step 5) 4510- 4760 

Extension Librarian (Step 5) 4510- 4760 

Hospital Librarian (Step 5) 4510- 4760 

Reference Librarian (Step 5) 4510- 4760 

School Librarian (Step 5) 4510- 4760 

Young Adults Librarian (Step 5) 4510- 4760 

The Specialist Service 

Curator $486O-$5360 

Readers Advisor 4860- 5360 

Specialist activities 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individualh'. 

The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department S4860-$5360 

Branch Librarian 4860- 5360 

Bookmobile Librarian 4860- 5360 



Other Officers 

Rate of reinuneration to be determined for each case individuallj^ 



23 



PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE CLERICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES 
AS OF NOVEMBER 7, 1956 
The Clerical Service 

$94.00-$! 17. 75 



Principal Accountant 

Senior Accountant 
Accountant 



83.50- 
73.00- 



103.50 
90.50 



as of June 30, 1955 

Clerk $48.00- $60.50 

Clerk and Tvpist 50.50-63.00 

Statistical Machine Operator 50.50-03.00 

Senior Clerk and Tvpist 60.50-73.00 

Princii)al Clerk . ' 65.50-80.00 



The Mechanical Service 

as of 
Carpenter, Working Foreman 
Carpenter . 

Electrician, Head 
Electrician . 
Electrician's Helper 

Painter, Working Fon 

Painter 

Furniture Finisher 

Engineer, Third-Class Stationary 
Steamfitter . 
Machinist's Helper 

Mason . 
Mason's Helper . 

Fire Prevention Inspector 

'■'Senior Building Custodian 
*Junior Building Custodian 

* Watchman .... 

Elevator Operator 

Library Housekeeper 
Assistant Librarj^ Housekeeper 
Cleaner 



June 30, 1955 



The Mechanical Service 
Chief of Binderj^ 



Binding 

as of May 1, 1953 



as of May 4, 1955 
Bindery Foreman .... 
Binderj' Finisher (Sj^ecial) 
Bindery Fijiisher .... 
Binder}^ Forwarder .... 
Apprentice Bookbinder 
Bindery Sewer, Working Foi-elad\- . 

Bindery Sevrer 

Apprentice Bindery Sewer 



$70.50- $87.00 
68.00- 83.50 



70.50- 
68.00- 
58.00- 

70.50- 
68.00- 
68.00- 

08.00- 
68.00- 
58.00- 

68.00- 
58.00- 



87.00 
83.50 
70.50 

87.00 
83.50 
83.50 

83.50 
83.50 
70.50 

S3 . 50 
70.50 



65.50- 80.00 



63.00- 
58.00- 

58.00- 

58.00- 

48.00- 
45.50- 
43.00- 



76.50 
70.50 

70.50 

70.50 

60.50 
58.00 
55 . 50 



$5350- $5850 



46.88- 



38.63- 



$97.81 
97.25 
93.75 
93.75 
93.75 
60.00 
52.50 
52.50 



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



[24] 

TRAINING COURSES, 1951-1956 

1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 



Individuals taking courses 


109 


109 


121 


101 


103 


Total enrollment in all courses 


137 


138 


187 


116 


120 


Passing grades 


93 


94 


141 


73 


76 


Withdrawals 


28 


29 


28 


23 


20 


Cases of incompleted work 


1 








2 


7 


Failures 


15 


15 


18 


18 


17 



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



20 



ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, IDoG 



EXAMINATION 

Sub-Professional Library 
Service 
General Paper 

Professional Uibrary 
Service 
General Paper 
French Paper 
Gernaan Paper 
Italian Paper 
Spanish Paper 



INDIVIDUALS 
■WHO PASSED 



379 ( 74%) 



42 ( 75%) 

26 ( 76%) 

11(100%) 

3(100%) 

6( 86%) 



INDIVID tJALS 
WHO FAILED 



135(26%) 



14(25%) 
8(24%) 
0( 0%) 
0( 0%) 
1(14%) 



514(100%) 



56(100%) 

34(100%) 

11(100%) 

3(100%) 

7(100%) 



[26] 

QUALIFYING EXA:\IIXATI()NS, 195(3 

The Professional Library .Service 

INDIVIDUALS INDIVIDUALS 

EXAMINATION WHO PASSED WHO FAILED TOTAL 

General Book Selection (Q) 4(80%) 1(20%) 5(100%) 

Cataloging ;ind Clapsifieation (Q) 6(100%,) 0(0%) 6(100%) 

General Reference Work (Q) 3(60%) 2(40%) 5(100%) 
Boston Public Library — Central 

Library (Q) ' 16(76%) 5(24%) 21(100%) 
Boston Public Li!)rarv — Branch 

Libraries (Q) " 15(100%) 0(0%) 15(100%) 

The Sub-Professio\al Library Service 

INDIVIDUALS INDIVIDUALS 

EXAMINATION WHO PASSED WHO FAILED TOTAL 

Book Ordering (Q) 4(40%) 6(60%) 10(100%) 

Book Preparation (Q) 16(100%) 0(0%) 16(100%) 

Book Shelving (Q) 13( 87%) 2(13%) 15(100%) 

Elementary Cataloging (Q) 1(100%) 0(0%) 1(100%) 

]i:iementary Classification (Q) 15(1 00%) 0(0%) 15 ( 100%) 
Elementary Information 

Sources (Q) _ 6(46%) 7(54%) 13(100%) 
Filing and the Organization of 

Files (Q) _ 14 ( 78%) 4(22%) 18(100%) 
Registration and Charging 

Procedures (Q) ^ 15 ( 83%) 3(17%) 18(100%) 
Boston Public Lilirarv — Central 

Library (Q) " 10 ( 53%) 9(47%) 19(100%) 
Boston Public Liljrary — Branch 

Libraries (Q) 4(80%) 1(20%) 5(100%) 



[27] 

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1950 

INDIVIDUALS INDIVIDUALS 

EXAMINATION WHO PASSED WHO FAILED TOTAL 

Acquisition of Library Materials (V) 1(100%) 0( 0%) 1(100%) 

Advanced Languages — French (II) 2(100%) 0( 0%o) 2(100%) 

Advanced Languages — German (II) 2(100%) 0( 0%,) 2(100%) 

Boston Public Library — Historv( III) 1(100%) 0( 0%) l(100%c) 

Cataloging (IV) 0( 0%) 1(100%) 1(100%) 

Classification (V) 1(100%) 0( 07c) 1(100%,) 

Library Administration (V) 1(33%,) 2(67%) 3(100%,) 

Literature — General Field (III) 3(75%) 1 ( 25%b) 4(100%o) 

Literature for Adults (IV) 1(50%,) 1(50%) 2(100%o) 

Literature for Children (IV) 0( 0%,) 1(100%^) 1(100%,) 

Public Library as an Institution (I) 2(40%,) 3(60%) 5(100%o) 

PubUshing (IV) 0( 0%) 1(100%) 1(100%) 
Social Sciences and History — General 

Field (11) 0( 0%) 2(100%) 2(100%) 

Work with Adults (V) 1(50%) 1(50%) 2(100%) 

Work with Children (V) 1(100%) 0( 0%) l(100%o) 



28 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1956 



Jeremiah J. Danker 

Charles J. Gillis 
Alice E. Hackett 

Euclid J. Peltier 
Rita M. Desaulniers 
Dorothy K. Becker 
Madalene D. Holt 

WilUam T. Casey 
Pasquale A. Vacca 
Veronica T. Yotts 
Fi-ancis R. Currie 
Rose Moorachian 
Bridie P. Stotz 
Mildred R. Adelson 
Gracemarie V. Alfe 
Mary M. Bowker 
Mary M. Burns 
Joyce P. Ellis 
IJnda M. Ivors 
Mildred E. Prescnte 
Tyyno M. Saari 

Elizabeth F. Scaunell 
Ellen M. Oldham 

Doris N. French 
Marjorie A. Brown 
Isabella C. Elder 
Louis Polishook 

Harry S. Parker 
William A. Reynolds 
Louise C. Wall 
Mary E. Doinan 

JNLary G. Grosbavne 



Superintendent of Library Buildings 

Chief of Central Charging Records 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

Home Reading Services 
Chief of Audio- Visual Department 
Business Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 

Adults Librarian 
Adults Librarian 
Adults Librarian 
Young Adults Librarian 
Young Adults Librarian 
Young Adults Librarian 
Children's Librarian 
Children's librarian 
Children's Librarian 
Children's Librarian 
Children's Librarian 
Children's Librarian 
Children's Librarian 
Children's Librarian 

Cataloger and Classifier 
Reference Librarian 

Children's Assistant 
Cataloger 

Reference Assistant 
Executive Assistant 

Working Foreman of Carpenters 
Working Foreman of Painters 
Library Housekeeper 
Working Forelady of Bindery Sewers 

Branch Librarian, Emeritus 



for 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 19.56 



Harokl H. McAnney 



Charles I. Weider 



Veronica Shenk 



Alice B. Mendum 
Helen Edmunds 
Joseph P. Farrell 
Evelyn Levy 
Carmine DeLuca 
Albert F. Hunt 
Patrick J. Reilly 



After 3 years of service 

(Plus 14 years of service in the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts) 

After 8 years of service 
(Plus 2 years of service in other City of 
Boston Departments) 

After 9 j^ears of service 

(Plus 21 years of part-time service) 



After 13 years 
After 18 years 
After 23 .years 
After 25 years 
After 27 years 
After 27 years 
After 30 years 



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



[29] 



V 



BOOK STOCK 

TOTAL NUMBER OF VOLUiMES IN THE LIBRARY AS OF 
DECEMBER 31, 1956 

Division of Reference and Research Services 



Central Library 
Kirstein Business Branch 



1,338,920 
42,933 

1,381,853 1,381,853 



Division of Home Reading and Commuxity Services 



Open Shelf Department . 




51,871 


School Issue Department 




44,214 


Branch Issue Department 




67,137 


Branch Libraries 






Adams Street 


22,194 




Allston .... 


21,157 




Brighton 


20,498 




Charlestown . 


17,063 




City Point . 


12,411 




Codman Square . 


21,562 




Connolly 


18,556 




Dorchester 


17,740 




East Boston . 


16,579 




Egleston Square . 


21,292 




Faneuil .... 


19,998 




Hyde Park . 


20,632 




Jamaica Plain 


18,999 




Lower Mills . 


13,563 




Mattapan . . . . 


23,749 




Memorial 


15,589 




Mt. Bowdoin 


16,094 




Mt. Pleasant 


11,962 




North End . 


15,267 




Orient Heights 


9,802 




Parker Hill . 


18,612 




RosHndale 


22,530 




South Boston 


13,779 




South End 


16,637 




Uphams Corner . 


20,133 




Washington Village 


15,924 




West End 


25,043 




West Roxbury 


24,393 




Bookmobile I 


16,897 




Bookmobile II 


17,369 




♦Bookmobile III . . 


7,686 




Hospital Library Service 


6,667 




Total for Branch Libraries 


560,377 


560.377 


Total for Division . 




723,599 723,599 


Total for Entire Library . 




. 2,105,452 



* Service began May 28, 1956. 



30 



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 


1905-06 








878,933 


1853-54 






. 16,221 


1906-07 








903,349 


1854-55 








22,617 


1907-08 








922,348 


1855-56 








28,080 


1908-09 








941,024 


1856-57 








34,896 


1909-10 








961,522 


1857-58 








70,851 


1910-11 








987,268 


1858-59 








78,043 


1911-12 








1,006,717 


1859-60 








85.031 


1912-13 








1,049,011 


1860-61 








97,386 


1913-14 








1,067,103 


1861-62 








105,034 


1914-15 








1.098,702 


1862-63 








110,563 


1915-16 








1,121,747 


1863-64 








116,934 


1916-17 








1,139,682 


1864-65 








123,0 If 


1917-18 








1,157,326 


1865-66 








130,678 


1918-19 








1,173,695 


1866-67 








136,080 


1919-20 








1,197,498 


1867-6S 








144,092 


1920-21 








1,224,510 


1868-69 








152,796 


1921-22 








1,258,211 


1869-70 








1 60,573 


1922-23 








1,284,094 


1870-71 








179,250 


1923-24 








1,308,041 


1871-72 








192,958 


1924-25 








1,333,264 


1872-73 








209,456 


1925 








1,363,515 


1873-74 








260,550 


1926 








1,388,439 


1874-75 








276,918 


1927 








1,418,489 


1875-76 








297,873 


1 928 








1,442,802 


1876-77 








321,010 


1929 








1,475,743 


1877-78 








345,734 


1930 








1,526,951 


1878-79 








360;963 


1931 








1,572,802 


1879-80 








377,225 


1932 








1,631,422 


1880-81 








390,982 


1933 








1,654,017 


1881-82 








404,221 


1934 








1,673,609 


1882-83 








422,116 


1935 








1,682,848 


1883-84 








438,594 


1936 








1,693,335 


1884-85 








4.53,947 


1937 








1,700,681 


1885 








460,993 


1938 








1,693,688 


1886 








479,421 


1939 








1,704,729 


1887 








492,956 


1940 








1,714,923 


1888 








505,872 


1941 








1,720,605 


1889 








.520,508 


1942 








1,734,516 


1890 








.536,027 


1943 








1,732,395 


1891 








556,283 


1944 








n,719,983 


1892 








576,237 


1945 








1,733,000 


1893 








597,152 


1946 








1,757,095 


1894 








610,375 


1947 








1,770,414 


1895 








628,297 


1948 








1,811,806 


1896-97 








663,763 


1949 








1,832,173 


1897-98 








698,888 


1950 








1,870,428 


1898-99 








716,050 


1951 








1,924,640 


1899-1900 








746,383 


1952 








1,960,922 


1900-01 








781,377 


1953 








2,011,358 


1901-02 








812,264 


1954 








2,056,722 


1902-03 








835,904 


1955 








2.085,660 


1903-04 








848,884 


1956 








2,105,452 


1904-05 








871,050 





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



[31] 

ACCESSIONS, 1956 

The following statistics include materials received in 1956; they do 
not include materials received in earlier years, but processed onlv in 
1956. 

. Classification of Accessions, 1956 

SOURCE NO. OF VOLUMES 

By purchase 116,883 

By gift and exchange 32,042 

By binding of newspapers .... 115 

By binding of serials 8,275 



157,315 



Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase op Books 
AND Other Library Materials, 1956 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

From Citv Appropriation $65,974.66 

From Trust Funds income 58,230.04 

$124,204.70 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From Citv Appropriation $245,022.98 

From Trust Funds income 758.12 215,781.10 



$369,985.80 



Distribution of Books Acquired by Purchase, 1956 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

From City Appropriation 8,853 

From Trust Funds income 5,717 14,570 



Division of Home Reading and Commimity Services 

From City Appropriation 102,100 

From Trust Funds income 213 102,313 



116,883 



Incre.'\.se or Decre.\se in Book Stock of the Division of Home Reading 
AND Community Services, 1952-1956 











TOTAL NUMBER 










OF VOLUMES 




NUMBER OF 




NET INCREASE 


DIVISION OF HOME 




VOLUMES 


NUMBER OF 


OR DECREASE IN 


READING AND COM- 


YE.\R 


DISCARDED 


VOLUMES ADDED 


NU.MBER OF VOLUMES 


MUNITY SERVICES 


1952 


51,523 


73,301 


+21.778 


651,484 


1953 


56,121 


89,427 


+33.306 


687,790 


1954 


^6,013 


74,030 


+28,017 


715,807 


1955 


72,864 


86,125 


+ 13,261 


729,068 


1956 


115,001 


109,532 


-5,469 


723,599 



[32] 
A SELECTION OF NOTABLE PURCHASES, 195G 

Books 

Early Printed Books 

Antoninus, Saint. Trialogus super evangelic de duobus discipulis 

euntibus in Emmaus [with two other tracts]. Venice, 1495. 
Apuleius Madaurensis. Tradotto in volgare del conte Mattheo 

Maria Boiardo. Venice, 1549. 
Bible. Psalms. The Psalms of David, truly opened and explained 

by paraphrasis . . . translated by Anthonie Gilbie. [London] 

1581. 
The psalmes of David, translated into lyrick-verse 

... by George Wither. Netherlands, 1632. 

The psalmes of David in 4 languages and in 4 parts, 



set to the tunes of our Church, by Wfilliam] S[latyer] London, 
1643. 

Der psalter zu teutsch. Augsburg, 1492. 



Boccaccio, Giovanni. Comedie. Venice, 1503. 

Bocchius, Achille. Symbolicarum quaestionum, de universo genere, 

quas serio ludebat. Libri quinque. Bologna, 1574. 
Caesar, Caius Julius. Commentarii di C. lulio Cesare tradotti per 

Agostino Urtica della porta genovese. [Milan, 1518] 
I commentarii, con le figure . . . fatte da Andrea 

Palladio. Venice, 1575. 
Campanella, Tomaso. Atheismus triumphatus seu contra anti- 

christianismum. Paris, 1636. 

Carli de' Piccolomini, Bartolommeo. Opera moto delettevole & di 

nuovo venuta in luce. Venice, 1543 [1544] 
Catholic Church. Book of hours. Paris, 1497. 
Cavicco, Jacopo. Libro del peregrino. [Milan, 1514] 
Cicero, Marcus TuUius. De divina natura & divinatione. Venice, 

1508. 
Dares Phrygius. De bello troiano. [Lj^on, 1520?] 
Davidico, Laurentio. Sperone de tepidi. [Perugia, 1552] 
Devotissime compositione remithice, & parlamenti a lesu Christo 

. . . Bologna, 1558. 
Dictys Cretensis. De bello troiano. Lj^on, 1520. 
Diogenes Laertius. Vite de philosophi moralissime, et delle loro 

elegantissime sententie. [Venice, 1515?] 
Drusiano dal Leone, el qual tratta delle battaglie dapoi le morte di 

Paladini. Milan [ca. 1550] 
Ein grundtliche und wahrhafftige Beschrj^bun vonn Sanct Meynrhats 

Leben. Freiburg, 1567. 
Expositio pulcherrima hymnorum per annum. Venice, 1515. 
Fregoso, Antonio. Opera nova, corretta novemente. [Venice, 1525] 
Opera nuova. Venice, [1542] 



[33] 

[Fulvio, Andrea] lllustrium imagines. [Rome, 1517] 

Georgievicz, Bartholomeus. Libellus vere Christiana lectione dignus 

diversas res Turcarum. Rome, 1552. 
Isaac of Syria. De la perfectione de la vita contemplativa. Venice, 

1500. 
Lucianiis Samosatensis. Gli dilettevoli dialogi. Venice, 1543. 
Maigret, George. Les larmes et regrets du tres-chrestien Heraclite. 

Liege, 1613. 
Miniatore, Bartolommeo. Formulario & epistolario da dittare 

littere ad ogni persona . . . Venice, 1512. 
Mirabilis liber qui prophetias revelationesque necnon res mirandas 

preteritas presentes et futuras aperte demonstrat. Paris 

[ca. 1500] 
[Nicolaus Pergemensis] Dyalogus creaturarum optime moralizatus. 

Gouds, 1480. 
Nifo, Augustino. Pronostication dil falso diluvio. Venice, 1521. 
Ospidale di San Spirito, Rome. Summario delle gratie, priviligii, 

indulgentie e faciilta . . . [Rome] 1564. 
Ovidius Naso, Publius. Metamorphosis. Venice, 1513. 
Palladius, Rutilius. Delia agricultura. Venice, 1538. 
Paulus Bergomensis. Apologia religionis fratrum Eremitarum 

ordinis S. Augustini. Rome, 1479. 
Perlachius, Andreas. Ephemerides, cum configurationibus & 

habitudinibus plantarum. Vienna, 1529. 
Pietro da Lucca. Doctrina del ben morire. [Venice?] 1540. 

Opuscolo de trenta documenti. Venice, 1537. 

Pilade, Giovanni Francesco Boccardo, Grammatica Pyladis. 

[Venice, 1520] 
Pisanus, Francesco. De universae philosophiae ornamentis oratio. 

Venice, ca. 1520. 
Pucci, Antonio. Oratio habita in nona sacrosancti Lateranen. 

Concilii. [Rome, 1514] 
Pusculus, Ubertinus. Duo libro Symonidos. De iudeorum perfidia. 

Augsburg, 1511. 
Raphael Comensis. Tractatus de primo cognito. Venice, 1528. 
La Rappresentazione di santo Giovanni dicoUato. Firenze, 1568. 
Simeoni, Gabriele. Les illustres observations antiques en son dernier 

voyage d'ltalie Fan 1557. Lyon, 1558. 
Stella, Joannes. Vita ducentorum & triginta summorum pontificum. 

[Venice, 1505] 

Vita romanorum imperatorum. Venice, 1503. 

Tasso, Torquato. La Gierusalemme liberata, con le figure di Bernado 

Castello. Genova, 1590. 
Tricasso, Patricio. Super chyromantia Coclytis dilucidationes prae- 

clarissimae. Venice, 1525. 
Verini, Giovanni Battista. Ardore d'amore novamente composto. 

Venice, 1543. 
La Vita el transito & li miracoli del beatissimo Hicronymo. [Venice, 

1511] 



[34] 
Illusthated Books 

Anacreon. Odes Anacreontiques; traduction de Leconte de Lisle; 

lithographies originales de Andre Derain. [Paris] 1953. 
Anet, Claude. Notes sur I'amour, avec dessins originaux de Pierre 

Bonnard. Paris [1922] 
Braque, Georges. Cahier de Georges Braque, 1917-1947. Paris, 

1948. 
C'esaire, Aime. Corps perdu ; gravures de Pablo Pica.sso. Paris [1950] 
Harancourt, Edmond. L'eft'ort; la madone, I'antechrist, Timmorta- 

lite, le fin du monde. Paris, 1894. 
Hertz, Henri. Vers un monde volage; illustrations par Gromaire. 

Paris, 1926. 
Lavaiid, Guy. Marines, avec 15 dessins de Andre Lhote. Paris 

[1922] 
Lucianus Samosatensis. Dialogues; gravures sur bois originales de 

Henri Laurens. Paris, 1951. 
Ovidius Naso, Publius. L'art d'aimer; illus. par Aristide IMaillol. 

Lausanne, 1935. 
Petronius Arbiter, Titus. Le Satvricon; cuivres graves par Andre 

Derain. [Paris, 1951] 
Snares, Andre. Helene dicz Archimede; illustrations de Pablo 

Picasso. Paris, 1955. 
Supervielle, Jules. Les poemes de Thumour triste. Paris [1919] 
Tzara, Tristan. Entre-temps, avec une eau-forte et quatre dessins 

de Henri Ijaurens. Paris, 1946. 
De memoire d'homme, poeme; lithographies de 

Pablo Picasso. Paris, 1950. 



Americana 

Biographical sketch of the life of Andrew Jackson . . . Hudson, 
1828. 

Connecticut General Assembly. Report of Committee . 
Aug. 25, 1812. New Haven, 1812. 

Cooke, J. PL A Narrative of events . . . London, 1835. 

Currier, N. Perry's victory on Lake Erie. [Colored lithograph] 
New York, n.d. 

Dorival, J. Battle of the Thames, 5th Octr. 1813 [Lithograph] New 
York, 1833. 

Greene, Mary. Life of Rev. Jesse Greene. Lexington, Mo., 1852. 

M'Lean, James. Seventeen years' history. Hartford, 1814. 

National IntelUgencer, August 30, 1814. The fate of war has be- 
fallen the city of Washington. [Broadside] Washington, 1814. 

Sejm-iour, S. Battle of New Orleans, Jan. 8, 1815. [Lithograph] 
Philadelphia, n.d. 

A sketch of the most important events of the life of Andrew Jackson 
. By a citizen of Herkimer. Utica, 1828. 



135] 
aiANUSCRIPTS 

Medieval 

Horae, B. V. M. Book of hours for the use of Sarum. [Loudon] 

15th century. 
Horae, B. V. M. Book of hours for the use of Rome. Flanders, 

ca. 1500. 
IVliniature. From an antiphousrium, showing the assassination of 

Thomas a Becket. Italy, 14th century. 
Missals. Missal for the use of York. England, 15th century. 

Americana 

Benton, Thomas Hart and Jackson, Andrew. Autograph document 
signed. March 8, 1813. 

Laurence, William P. Autograph letter signed, to Jonathan 
Laurence. Feb. 22, 1815. 

Watts, Charles. Four autograph letters signed, to H. Watts. Pitts- 
burgh, etc., 1813. 

Prints 
Bellows, George. 

Two original drawings: Builders, N'ude Child. 

Cezanne, Paul. 

The Bathers, original lithograph. 

Chagall, Marc. 

Biblical Series, ten original etchings. 

Chieze, Jean. 

Marseille, original wood engra^'ing. 
Clairin, Pierre Eugene. 

Two original color lithographs: Aux Morilles, Ceres. 

Derain, Andre. 

Visage Blonde, original lithograph. 
Loriton, Robert. 

Nature Mort au Picliet, original color lithograph. 

Minaux, Andre. 

L'Eglise de Ycmx, original color lithograph. 
Pennell, Joseph. 

One hundred and twenty-five original etchings and lithographs. 

Signac, Paul. 

Lc Soir, original lithograph. 

Vuillard, Edouard. 

Interieur aux Tentures Roses, original color lithograph. 

Whistler, James McNeill. 

Four original lithographs: Afternoon Tea; The Clockmakers, 

Paimpol; The Fan; litre, the Canal. 
Zahringer, Karl F. 

Fifty-eight original woodcuts. 



[36] 

A SELECTION OF NOTABLE GIFTS, 1956 

Books and Other Materials 

Allis, Mrs. W. P., Mrs. J. S. Townshend, Mrs. D. R. Weir and Mrs. 
E. Jacoby. 

Court, Salon and Green Room. In 28 volumes. By John Doran. 

The masterpieces of George Sand. In 20 volumes. Given in 

memory of John Whitcomb Cotton. 
American Legion. North End Post No. 53. 

Father Flanagan of Boys Town. By Fulton Oursler and Will 

Oursler. 

Mother Seton: mother of many daughters. By Reverend 

Charles I. White. For the North End Branch Library. 
Anonymous. 

A collection of thirty-four volumes and pamphlets issued by the 

State Street Trust Company. 
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Metropolitan Boston and 
North Shore Councils. 

Cross-currents. By Arnold Forster and Benjamin R. Epstein. 

8 copies. 
Bacon, Robert E. 

A collection of three hundred and nine pieces of popular sheet 

music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, 

Besant, James D. 

A collection of one hundred and twenty-seven books, including 

many works on economics, history, philosophy, and science. 
Black, Louis W. 

Debt d'albums avec procedes nouveaux. Lithographs by 

Charlet, Bellange, Grenier, Deveria, etc. 

Musee pour rire. In three volumes, with original lithographs 

included in the text. For the Print Department. 
Bollingen Foundation. 

Nine volumes of the Bollingen Series published for the Bollingen 

Foundation. 

Boston Browning Society. 

A collection of forty-nine items relating to the Brownings for the 
Boston Browning Society Collection. 

Boston College. 

One hundred and fifty-four volumes of the Boston Transcript, 
1913-1928. 

Chrysler, Walter P., Jr. 

Paintings from the Collection of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. An 
exhibition organized in 1956 by the Portland Art Museum, 
Portland, Oregon. 

Church, Mary E. 

A portfoUo of material pertaining to Dickens and his literary 
characters, including reproductions of important illustrations 
and facsimiles of theater programs and manuscripts. For the 
Print Department. 



[37] 

Clark, Lester L. 

A collection of thirty-seven volumes and pamphlets, mainl}^ in 
the fields of education, religion, and the social sciences. 

Feinberg, Charles E. 

A collection of sixty-five items relating to Walt Whitman. 

Given in memory of Horace and Anne Montgomerie Traubel. 

Walt Whitman: a selection of the manuscripts, books and 

association items gathered by Charles E. Feinberg: catalogue 

of an exhibition held at the Detroit Public Library, 1955. 
First National Bank of Boston. 

A collection of fifty-one volumes and pamphlets relating mainly 

to business and industrial history. 

Floyd, Olive. 

Doctora in Mexico: the life of Dr. Katherine Neal Dale. 

Pilot Officer James Neale Thorne, RAF, DFC, 1919-1944. 

By Olive Floyd. 
Friedman, Lee M. 

A collection of seventy volumes and pamphlets including many 

works of literature, Jewish history and art. 
Garrity, Florence M. 

A collection of two hundred and nineteen numbers of Irish 

periodicals and pamphlets, and a one-year subscription to Irish 

Illustrated. 
Gray, Leonard T. M. 

The temptation of St. Anthony. Translated and adapted from 

the original of Gustave Flaubert, and set to music by Cecil 

Gray. 

The women of Troy. Translated and adapted from the original 

of Euripides and set to music by Cecil Gray. 
Hanks, Mrs. Stedman S. 

A collection of sixty-five volumes and pamphlets including 

French books and periodicals, and many art publications. 
Harvard University. Graduate School of Business Administration. 

A collection of seventeen volumes and pamphlets relating to 

business and industry. 
Heintzelman, Arthur W. 

La gravure sur bois moderne de I'occident. By Roger Avermaete. 

H. de Toulouse Lautrec: cent-dix dessins inedits. For the Print 

Department. 
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company. 

A collection of forty-seven volumes and one hundred and eight}'- 

six periodicals relating to insurance. 
Kaikoku Hyakunen Kinen Bunka Jigyoka. 

Japanese religion in the Meiji era. Compiled and edited by 

Kishimoto Hideo. 
McElroy, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew H. 

A collection of material by or relating to James Brendan Con- 
nolly, consisting of books, pamphlets, photostats, and other 

items. For the James B. Connolly Collection. 
Mauze, Mrs. Jean. 

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. : a portrait. By Raymond D. Fosdick. 



[38] 

Xelson, Estate of Laura. 

A collection of approximately seven hundred and fifty volumes, 

mainly biography, literature, and history. 
Rotary Club of Boston. 

Forty-five volumes of The Rotarian, 1911-1953. 
Sul America Terrestres, Maritimos e Accidente Companhia de 
Seguros. 

Five volumes relating to Brazilian art, science, and literature. 
University of Chicago Press. 

Bay Psalm Book: a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1G40. 

The enigma of the Bay Psalm Book. By Zoitan Haraszti. 

JNIanuscripts 
Anonymous. 

Sixteen autographs for the Virginia and Richard Ehrlich Col- 
lection. 

Microfilms 

Sears Roebuck and Company 

Fifty-six rolls of microfilms of the catalogs of Sears Roebuck 
and Company, from 1888 to spring, 1956. 

Prints and Drawings 
Black, Louis W. 

Twenty-eight prints in various mediums. 
I'inland, Dr. IVIaxwell. 

Benjamin Franklin, an etching by Jacques Reich. 
Friedman, Lee M. 

One original serigraph, Leda, bj'^ Albert Urban. 
Greene, John G. 

Five oil studies for the John Singer Sargent murals in the 

Boston Public Library: "Gog and Magog", "Armageddon", 

"Moloch", "Astarte", and a triptych. From the collection 

of the late Grace Nichols Strong. 
Kamberg, Abraham. 

Eight untitled lithographs by Ferdinand Leger. 
Knobloch, Mrs. H. F. J. 

Six lithographs by Stow AVengenroth to be added to the 

Knobloch Collection. 
Lenski, Lois. 

Four drawings, originals of illustrations by Lois Lenski for her 

books Puritan Adventure, Mama Hattie's Girl, and Phoebe Fair- 
child, Her Book. 
Merrill, Hiram C. 

Nineteen etchings and lithographs by Reginald Marsh. 
Wiggin, Albert H. and Jessie D. Foundation. 

One wood engraving, Florentine Figure, by Misch Kohn. 

One serigraph, The Dreaming City No. 2, by Dorothy Bowman . 



[39] 
Recordixgs 

Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company. 

Recording: His finest hour: an audio-biography presented over 

NBC radio network in honor of Sir Winston Churchill's 80th 

birthday. 
Anonymous. 

Recording: African coast rhythms. 
Kulas, Mrs. E. J. 

Ten recordings: Musical sound books — Tiny masterpieces for 

very young listeners. 



40 



VI 



USE OF BOOKS, FILMS, AND RECORDINGS 



COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1952-1956 



1952 



J 9531 



1954 



1955 



1956 



Division of Reference and Research 












Services 












Central Library 


135,297 


557,438 


558,094 


532,217 


560,312 


Kirstein Business Branch 


7,086 


8,045 


8,284 


9,440 


10,231 


Total for Division 


142,383 










Division of Home Reading and 












Community Services 












Open Shelf Department- 


319,538 










Young Peoples Room- 


38,823 










School Issue Department'' 


9,797 










Branch Issue Department 


54,485 










Staff Library 


3,399 










Deposit Circulation (Estimated) 


260,018 


262,543 


281,805 


272,058 


281.,i&3- 


Branch Libraries 












Adams Street 


123,600 


116,059 


119,458 


121,683 


124,737 


AUston 


72,646 


74,260 


78,249 


74,706 


72,871 


Brighton 


56,994 


56,836 


59.807 


55,385 


56,597 


Charlestown 


71,240 


62,688 


64;389 


62,313 


63,124 


City Point 


43,874 


38.146 


36,543 


38,936 


45,872 


Codman Square 


130,541 


128,704 


134,186 


124,977 


134,002 


X'onnoily 


86,344 


81,903 


81,023 


84,798 


86,752 


Dorchester 


69,666 


63,761 


64,471 


61,572 


62,847 


East Boston 


60,275 


53,962 


53,402 


47,207 


45,598 


Egleston Square"* 




77,692 


134,603 


124,386 


122,906 


Faneuil 


48,988 


47,537 


51,262 


48,627 


48,011 


Hyde Park 


67,274 


61,817 


72,066 


73,664 


79,727 


Jamaica Plain 


70,031 


68,430 


69,470 


67,668 


72,648 


Jeffries Point'^ 


26,674 


25,566 


25,104 


25,198 


12,844 


Lower Mills 


41,174 


41,096 


40,527 


40,798 


46.945 


Mattapan 


102,079 


100.202 


109,063 


111,386 


113,573 


Memorial 


64,360 


48.242 


41,480 


41,669 


42,204 


Mt. Bowdoin 


73,728 


76,257 


75,986 


74,627 


72,820 


Mt. Pleasant 


39,469 


35,080 


36,901 


32,456 


35,908 


Neponset^ 


38,280 


35,853 


34,729 


32,837 


33,236 


North End 


37,917 


38,077 


32,963 


34,593 


36,445 


Orient Heights 


36,464 


26,312 


31,159 


28,036 


32,594 


Parker Hill 


62,932 


64,750 


67,330 


62.435 


62,088 


Phillips Brooks" 


22,655 


21,723 


17,673 


13,961 


8,183 


RosUndale 


136,465 


136,328 


145,556 


145,283 


153,877 


South Boston 


66,255 


61,927 


63,328 


59,623 


59,314 


South End 


58,381 


52,739 


48,888 


42,820 


40,928 


Tj'ler Street Reading Room' 


12,211 


13,225 


11,880 


9,694 


5,728 


Uphams Corner 


122,939 


103,130 


04,170 


93,074 


96,573 


Washington Village 


79,646 


76.236 


76.756 


75,734 


81,638 


West End 


102,533 


83,118 


74,397 


69,282 


66,819 


West Roxbury 


112,577 


110,021 


117,893 


126,173 


142.311 



41 



Bookmobile I ' 


171.977 


127,559 


197,575 


177,714 


191,307 


Bookmobile II V" 


107,744 


114,363 


167,990 


185,320 


215,650 


Bookmobile III » 










44,575 


Hospital Library Service^'- 




9,795 


16,114 


18,457 


23,574 



Total for Branch Libraries 2,417,933 2,334,312 2,546,397 2,487,092 2,634,886 

Total for Division 3,103,993 

Total for Entire Library System 3,246,376 3,162,338 3,394,580 3,300,807 3,486,581 

I 

1 Central charging began September 17, 1953; breakdown by Divisions no longer possible. 

-Young Peoples Room circulation included in Open Slielf Department as of November 1, 1952. 

' Circulation at schools discontinued June, 1952. 

< Branch Library opened July 8, 1953. 

' Branch Library closed June 29, 195G. 

5 Branch Library closed December 31, 1950. 

" Branch Library closed August 31, 1956. 

' Reading Room closed June 29, 1956. 

* Drivers' strike; Bookmobiles not operated Xovember 20, 1952 — April 4, 1953. 

1" Service began February 20, 1952. 

" Service began May 28, 1956. 

^ Service began J\me 4, 1053. 



42 



DlSTRIBrXIO.N" OF ToTAL CIRCULATION I.\ 195G 







FROM DEPOSITS TO 








SCHOOLS, INSTITUTIONS, 






HOME USE 


AND ENGINE HOUSES' 


TOTALS 


Central Library 


500,312 




560,312 


Kirstein Business Branch 


10,231 




10,231 


School Issue Dopaitment 




266,093 


266,093 


Branch Issue Depaitment^ 




11,470 


11,470 


]iiunch Libraries 








Adams Street 


124,737 




124,737 


Allston 


72,871 




72,871 


Brighton 


oG,5*J7 




56,597 


Charlestown 


63,124 




63,124 


Cit3- Point 


45,872 




45,872 


Codman Square 


134,002 




134,002 


Connolly 


86,752 




86,752 


Dorchester 


62,847 




62,847 


l'>ast Boston 


45,598 




45,598 


l']gleston Square 


1 22.906 




122,906 


Faneuil 


48,011 




48,011 


Hyde Paik 


79,727 




79,727 


Jamaica Plain 


72,648 




72,648 


Jeffries Point-^ 


12,844 




12,844 


Lower Mills 


46,945 




46,945 


A'lattapan 


] 13,573 




113,573 


Memorial 


42,204 




42,204 


Mt. Bowdoin 


72.820 




72,820 


IMt. Pleasant 


35,908 


300 


36,208 


Neponset^ 


33,236 




33,236 


North End 


36,445 




36,445 


Orient Heights 


32,594 




32,594 


I'arker Hill 


62,088 




62,088 


l^hillips Brooks^ 


8,183 




8,183 


Roslindale 


153,877 




153,877 


South Boston 


59,314 




59,314 


South End 


40.928 




40,928 


Tyler Street Reading ]^>om^ 


5,728 




5,728 


Uphams Corner 


96,573 




96,573 


Washington Village 


81,638 




81,638 


West 12nd 


66,819 


3,289 


70,108 


West Roxliur\- 


142,311 




142,311 


liookmobik; I 


191,367 




191,367 


Bookmobile 11 


215,650 




215,650 


Bookmobile IIP 


44,575 




44,575 


Hospital Lil)r;uy Service 


23,574 




23,574 


Total for Brancli Libraries 


2,634,886 


3,589 


2,638,475 


Total for Entiic Library 


3,205,429 


281,152 


3,486,581 



' Estimated. 

2 Direct Home Use Circulation included under Central Library. 

s Branch Library closed June 29, 1956. 

* Branch Library closed Deceniber 31, 19.56. 

^ Branch Library closed August 31, 1950. 

« Reading Room closed June 29, 195G. 

^ Service began May 28, 1950. 



4:3 



Inter-Library Loans, 1956 

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

Volumes lent to other libraries in Massachusetts 
V'olumes lent to libraries outside of Massachusetts . 



Summary of Circulation 
Books Lent for Home Use 

Central Library (including Central Library books 

issued through Branch Libraries) .... 560,312 

Kirstein Business Branch 10,231 

Branch Libraries 2,634,880 



909 
130 



1,039 



3,205,429 



Total Circulation in 1950 

Books Lent for Home Use 

Central Librarj' 

Kirstein Business Branch 

Branch Libraries 

Depo.sits of Books (estimated) 



500,312 

10,231 

2,034,880 

281,152 



3,486,581 



Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1952 — 1956 



1952 
1953 

1954 
1955 
1950 







PERCENTAGE OF 


XCMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 


INCREASE OR 


BOOKS LENT 


UECREA8B FROM 


DECREASE FROM 


■O BORROWERS 


PRECEDING YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


3,246,370 


190,769 


+6% 


3,162,338 


-84,038 


-3% 


3,394,580 


232,242 


+7% 


3,300,807 


-93,773 


-3% 


3,486,581 


185,774 


+6% 



Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1952 — 1956 



1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 

1956 





PRECENTAGB OF 




INCREASE OR 


TOTAL 


DECREASE OVER 


NUMBER 


PRECEDING YEAR 


3,869 


+4% 


3,054 


-21% 


3,450 


+ 13% 


4,223 


+22% 


3,160 


-25% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 

1952 — 1956 



1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 

1950 





PERCENTAGE OF 


NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 


VOLUMES 


DECREASE OVER 


rNHECOVERABLE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


1,568 


+75% 


3,275 


+ 109% 


3,593 


+ 10% 


2,558 


-29% 


2,537 


-8% 



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Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 
1952 — 1956 



TOTAL NUMBER TOTAL NUMBER 

OF VOLUMES OF VOUTMES 

UNRECOVERABLE BORROWED 



1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 



1,568 
3,275 
3,593 
2,558 
2,537 



2,424,551 
2,337,645 
2,550,947 
2,496,689 
2,638,475 



PERCENT OF 
VOLUMES BORROWED 
WHICH WERE 
UNRECOVERABLE 



0.065% 
0.140% 
0.141% 
0.102% 
0.096% 



FILMS 
Film Showings 
lu Boston Public Library System 
Outside Boston Public Library System . 



Total 



1,252 
10,637 

11.889 



Film Audiences 
i.xside and outside boston public library system 



Adult 
Juvenile 



218,633 
355,315 



Total 573,948 



Film Collection- 
Films in collection, January 1, 1056 

Films added in 1956 

Films withdrawn in 1956 

Net Gain, 1956 



Films in collection, January 1, 1957 



PROJECTED BOOKS 

January 1, 
1956 



NET L03* 
OB G.\IN 



Hospital Library Service 



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

Total 



. 178 

RECORDINGS 

Collections 

Janu.\ry 1, 
1956 

5,239 

157 

86 

65 

387 

321 

22 



NET L03S 
OR GAIN' 

-320 
54 
22 
9 
64 
40 
26 
-22 



6,277 
Circulation 



-127 



89 
16 



800 

73 

873 



dbcember .31, 
1956 

178 



DECEMBER 31, 

1956 

4,919 

211 

108 

74 

451 

40 

347 



6,150 



Audio-Visual 
Charlestown . 
Egleston Square 
Jamaica Plain 

Total 




56,039 



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VII 



THE CATALOGS 



Volumes Cataloged 

Division of Reference and Research Services 
Cataloged 

Central Library 

Kirstein Business Branch 
Recataloged 

Central Library 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Cataloged 

Open Shelf Department 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 
Miscellaneous .... 



Films Cataloged 
Division of Home R,eading and Community Services 



20,162 
2,093 

1,333 
23,588 



5,878 

4,645 

5,209 

92,847 

11 

108,590 



03 



Recordings Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 



1,017 



Card Work 

Division of Reference and Research Services 
Library of Congress cards processed 
Cards processed on duplicating machine 
Cards typed 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Cards processed on duplicating machine 
Cards typed 



54,031) 

56,673 

344 

111,053 



333,486 
62,632 

390,118 



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

Division of Reference and Research Services 

23,710 



Central Library (including continuation.s) 

Kirstein Business Branch 

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



2,093 

1,122 

■ 20,925 



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Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Open Shelf Department 1 

School Issue Department I 108,579 

Branch Issue Department f 
Branch Libraries J 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years but 

now found, etc 953 



109,532 
136,457 

Th(i 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 913 

Kirstein Business Branch 751 

1,664 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Open Shelf Department 1 

School Issue Department i 115,001 

Branch Issue Department [ 
Branch Libraries J 



116,665 



VIII 

BINDING 

Number of volumes bound in various styles .... 21.824 

Volumes repaired 356 

Volumes guarded 125 

Photograph.?, plates, and maps mounted .... 0,712 

Library publications folded, wire-stitched, covered, trimmed 101,244 
Portfolios, phonograph record albums, blocks, bo.xes, desk 

pads made 5,356 



Leather pouches made 

Blank forms 

Covers for periodicals, record albums, etc., made 
Cutting, bundling, and drilling stock 
Miscellaneous work done 



25 
1,023,500 
2,123 
291 hours 

878 hours 



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IX 



PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS IN THE 
CENTRAL LIBRARY 



PROGRAMS 
General Lecture Series 



Dec. 2 



Jewish Book Month Program. 
The Jew in Literature. 



Fanny Goldstein, Curator of 
Judaiea and Branch Librarian 
of the West End Branch Li- 
brary, Boston PubHc Library. 



Boston Arts Festival — A Review and Preview^ 



Jan. 



Opera in 1955 Appraised by 
Musicians and Critics. 



Peter Temple, Director, Bos- 
ton Arts Festival, Moderator; 
Boris Goldovsky, Artistic Di- 
rector of the New England 
Opera Theatre; Rudolph Ehe, 
Music Critic, Boston Herald: 
Baird Hastings, Author, Lec- 
turer, and Radio Commen- 
tator. 



Feb. 2 The Ballet and the Modern 
Dance in the Coming Decade. 



Peter Temple, Director, Bos- 
ton Arts Festival, Moderator; 
William Bales, Director, Ben- 
nington College Dance Group; 
Margaret Lloyd, Dance Critic, 
Christian Science Monitor; and 
Baird Hastings, Author, Lec- 
turer, and Radio Commen- 
tator. 



Mar. 1 Drama in the Garden. 



Peter Temple, Director, Bos- 
ton Arts Festival, Moderator; 
Elliot Norton, Drama Editor, 
Boston Post; David Pressman, 
Director of Skin of Our Teeth 
by Thornton Wilder, pre- 
sented at the 1955 Festival; 
and William B. Van Lennep, 
Curator of the Theatre Col- 
lection in the College Library, 
Harvard UniversitJ^ 



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Apr. 5 Guide to the 1956 Festival. 



Peter Temple, Director, Bos- 
ton Arts Festival, Moderator; 
Henry D. Aiken, Professor of 
Philosophy, Harvard Univer- 
sity; Elinor Hughes, Drama 
and Film Editor, Boston Her- 
ald; Harold Shapiro, Assistant 
Professor of Music, Brandeis 
University; and George L. 
Stout, Director, Isabella 
Stewart Gardner Museum. 



Money Is a Family Affair 



Jan. 12 Your Financial Future. 



Feb. 9 What Price Health Security? 



Mar. 8 Solving Your Legal Problems. 



Apr. 12 Protection for the Consumer. 



Harry W. Besse, President, 
Boston Stock Exchange; S. 
Lyle Hall, Manager, Savings 
Department, Boston Five 
Cent Savings Bank; and John 
F. Khouri, Associate General 
Agent, Merle S. Summers In- 
surance Company. 

Charles Bowser, New England 
Field Representative, Union 
Labor Life Insurance Com- 
pany; George Dunne, Acci- 
dent and Health Department, 
Liberty Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Company; and Griffith 
Jones, New England District 
Manager, Accident and Health 
Department, Liberty Mutual 
Insurance Company. 

Robert Half yard. Associate 
Counsel, Richardson, Wolcott, 
Tyler and Fassett; Wilbur 
Hollingsworth, Chief Counsel, 
Voluntary Defenders Commit- 
tee; Arthur E. Schoepper, 
Assistant General Counsel, Le- 
gal Aid Society; and Albert 
West, Attorney. 

Kenneth B. Backman, General 
Manager, Boston Better Busi- 
ness Bureau; Leslie Hart, 
Chief, Boston District Federal 
Food and Drug Administra- 
tion ; and W. Scott Hathaway, 
Retail Trade Board. 



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You AND Your Community 



Jan. 19 The Changing Face of Boston, 
Feb. 16 Renewing Our City. 



Mar. 15 The City on Wheels. 



Apr. 26 Crime and the City. 



Thomas E. McCormick, Di- 
rector, City Planning Board. 

Herbert L. Bogan, Chief Plan- 
ner, Urban Redevelopment, 
Boston Housing Authority; 
Robert Ryan, Vice President, 
Cabot, Cabot, and Forbes 
Company; and Kane Simon- 
ian, Chief, Urban Redevelop- 
ment, Boston Housing Au- 
thority. 

John Coughlin, Junior Plan- 
ner, City Planning Board; 
Ruthford J. Kelley, Division 
Engineer, Highway Division, 
Public Works Department, 
City of Boston; and Ralph S. 
Kouroyen, Traffic Accident 
Research Analyst, Boston 
Traffic Commission. 

Henry J. Mascarello, Execu- 
tive Director, United Prison 
Association; Carmen Pizzuto, 
Director, Bureau of Research 
and Prevention, Youth Serv- 
ice Board of Massachusetts; 
and Walter Powers, Jr., Presi- 
dent, Citizens Crime Com- 
mittee of Massachusetts. 



Literary Tours Series 



Oct. 11 



Oct. 25 



Nov. 8 



Dec. 6 



Australia. Illustrated with the 
film, Australia Today. 

Denmark. Illustrated with the 
film, The Story of My Life. 

Caribbean. Illustrated with the 
film. West Indies. 



Africa. Illustrated 
film. South Africa. 



with the 



Dr. Andrew D. Osborn, As- 
sociate Librarian, Harvard 
University. 

Dr. Andrew D. Osborn, Asso- 
ciate Librarian, Harvard Uni- 
versity. 

Dr. Solomon Lipp, Professor 
of Romance Languages, Bos- 
ton University. 

Dr. Grace Harris and Dr. 
Daniel McCall, Research As- 
sociates, African Research and 
Studies Program, Boston Uni- 
versity. 



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Polling Bostonians on Public Issues 

(In cooperation with Boston College, Boston University, and Brandeis 
University.) 



Oct. 4 A panel discussion of a question- 
naire on National and Inter- 
national Affairs. 



Dr. J. Wendell Yeo, Vice 
President in Charge of Aca- 
demic Affairs, Boston Univer- 
sity, Moderator; Julius Bern- 
stein, Executive Secretary, 
Boston Labor Committee to 
Combat Intolerance; William 
T. Casey, Adults Librarian, 
Boston Public Library; Mrs. 
William B. Castle, former 
Vice President in charge of 
Civil Liberties, Massachusetts 
League of Women Voters; 
Reverend J. Joseph Grant, 
Associate Editor, The Pilot; 
Jerome Preston, Jr., Chair- 
man, jMassachusetts Commit- 
tee for the Revision of the 
McCarran Law; and Charles 
L. Whipple, Staff Reporter, 
Bodon Globe. 



Oct. 18 A panel discussion of a question- 
naire on National and Inter- 
national Affairs. 



Clarence Q. Berger, Dean of 
Administration, Brandeis Uni- 
versity, Moderator; David J. 
Ashton, Assistant Professor of 
Economics. College of Busi- 
ness Administration, Boston 
University; Albert G. Clifton, 
Legislative Agent, Massachu- 
setts CIO; Robert Farren, 
Classified Advertisement Man- 
ager, Boston Herald; Dr. Fred- 
erick W. Harrison, Finance 
Division, Babson Institute of 
Business Administration; and 
Edna G. Peck, Chief of Book 
Selection for Home Reading 
Services, Boston Public Li- 
brary. 



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Nov. 1 A panel discussion of a question- 
naire on National and Inter- 
national Affairs. 



Dr. John P. Roche, Chairman, 
Department of Politics, Bran- 
deis University, Moderator ; 
Prescott C. Crafts, Jr., Assis- 
tant Manager, Foreign Divi- 
sion, The First National Bank 
of Boston; Earl W. Foell, 
Staff Writer, Christian Science 
Monitor; Mrs. Mary G. Lang- 
ton, Hospital Librarian, Bos- 
ton Public Library; David 
B. H. Martin, Attorney and 
Member of Board of Directors, 
World Affairs Council; and 
Joseph P. O'Donnell, Execu- 
tive Director, Harvard Trade 
Union Program. 



Starring You Series 
Oct. 10 Strictly Personal. 



Oct. 24 Fashion Plate. 

Nov. 7 Date Data. 

Nov. 21 You and the Social World. 



Marybeth Coleman, Chair- 
man, Personality Development 
Department, John Robert 
Powers School. 

Mrs. Isobel Sinesi, Co-Direc- 
tor, Modern School of Fashion 
and Design. 

PhylHs Hanes, Fashion Editor, 
Boston Herald-Traveler. 

Dr. Samuel Grob, Massachu- 
setts Association for Mental 
Health. 



Dec. 5 You in the Business World, Harold List, Jewish Voca- 
Partl. tional Service. 

Dec. 19 You in the Business World, Harold List, Jewish Voca- 
Part IL tional Service. 



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Program Planners Institute 

(Under the auspices of the Boston Pubhc Librar}^ and the Adult Educa- 
tion Association of Massachusetts.) 



Oct. 3 Methods of Programming. 



Dr. Kenneth D. Benne, Direc- 
tor, Human Relations Center, 
Boston University; Dr. Frank- 
lin P. Hawkes, Director, Divi- 
sion of University Extension, 
Massachusetts Department of 
Education; Mrs. Joseph Glass- 
er, Discussion Leader, Massa- 
chusetts League of Women 
Voters; Mrs. Edward K. Ryan, 
Vice President, Adult Educa- 
tion Association of Massachu- 
setts; and John E. Buddington, 
Chairman, United Church 
Men of Massachusetts. 



Demonstration of a Film Forum. 



Mrs. Harold K. Chisholm, 
Past President, League of 
Catholic Women; Otis E. Fin- 
lay, Industrial Relations Sec- 
retary, Urban League of 
Greater Boston; Euclid J. 
Peltier, Assistant-in-Charge, 
Audio-Visual Department, 
Boston Public Library; Kelsey 
B. Sweatt, Director, Audio- 
Visual Aids, Massachusetts 
Department of Education; and 
Mrs. Charlotte M. Warshaw, 
Program Director, New Eng- 
land Regional Office, Anti- 
Defamation League of B'nai 
B'rith. 



DISCUSSION GROUPS 



Jan. 
Feb. 



9 
23 

6 
20 



Great Novels. 



William T. Casey, Assistant, 
Richard T. Lyons, Probation- 
ary Assistant, and Ollie Part- 
ridge, Administrative Assis- 
tant, Open Shelf Department, 
Boston Public Library, Lead- 
ers. 



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3 
17 
31 

7 
21 

1 
27 

9 
23 

6 
20 

10 
24 
14 
28 



11 
25 
15 
29 
8 
15 
29 
13 

9 
23 
13 
20 

4 



2 

9 

16 

23 

30 

7 

15 
22 
29 

5 
19 
26 

3 
10 
17 



Improved Reading. 



Our American Heritage. 



Ways of Mankind. 



World Affairs Are Your Affairs. 



Contemporary Novels. 



Marion K. Abbot, Adults Li- 
brarian, Charlestown Branch 
of the Boston Public Librarj'^; 
and Mrs. Mary G. Langton, 
Hospital Librarian, Boston 
Public Library Hospital Li- 
brary Service at Boston City 
Hospital. 

Veronica T. Yotts, Adults Li- 
brarian, Office of Home Read- 
ing and Community Services, 
Boston Public Library, Leader. 

Mrs. Mary E. Obear, Adults 
Librarian, Bookmobile; and 
B. Gertrude Wade, Book Se- 
lection Librarian, Book Selec- 
tion Department, Boston Pub- 
lic Library, Leaders. 

Mrs. Helen F. Hirson, Exten- 
sion Librarian, Office of the 
Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services, 
Boston Public Library, Leader. 



Ollie Partridge, Administra- 
tive Assistant, Open Shelf De- 
partment, Boston Public Li- 
brarj'-, Leader. 



Never Too Late Group Discussion Groups 

Ways of Mankind. Mrs. Helen F. Hirson, Exten- 

sion Librarian, Office of the 
Division of Home Reading and 
Community Services, Boston 
Public Library, Leader. 



World Affairs Are Your Affairs. 



Mrs. Helen F. Hirson, Exten- 
sion Librarian, Office of the 
Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services, 
Boston Public Librarj^, Leader, 



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FILM PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 

Jan. 4 In observance of Big Brother Week and Universal Week of 
Prayer. Step by Step, Major Religions of the World, and River 
of Ice. 

Jan. 11 In observance of New Orleans Day. Louisiana Purchase, Andrew 
Jackson, and Introduction to Jazz. 

Jan. 18 In observance of Printing Education Week. The Book, Benjamin 
Franklin, and Hen Hop. 

Jan. 25 In observance of Samuel Gompers Day and Child Labor Week. 
With These Hands. 

Feb. 1 In observance of Catholic Press Month and Catholic Bible Week. 
Vatican of Pius XII and Morning Star. 

Feb. 8 In observance of Boy Scout Week. Fossil Story, Face of the 
Earth and The Eagle Flies. 

Feb. 15 In observance of Washington's Birthday, Lincoln's Birthday, 
and Ash Wednesday. Washington's Farewell to His Officers, 
Lincoln Speaks at Gettysburg, and Jerusalem, Holy City. 

Feb. 29 In observance of Brotherhood Week and Catholic Book Week. 
Fro Angelico at San Marco, Tragedy of John Milton, and Color 
of Man. 

Mar. 7 In observance of U. S. Presidents Day. News Magazine of the 
Screen, Selling America, and Washington, D. C. 

IMar. 14 In observance of St. Patrick's Day and Evacuation Day. Wings 
to Ireland and American Revolution. 

Mar. 21 In observance of National Wildlife Restoration Week. American 
Flamingo, Heritage We Guard, and Geyser Melodies. 

Mar. 28 In observance of Holy Week and Jewish Youth Week. Ruth and 
The Earth Sings. 

Apr. 4 Films on European Travel. Heart of England, Ocean Voyage, and 
Royal Scotland. 

Apr. 11 In observance of Pan American Week. Round South America 
by Air. 

Apr. 18 Films on Travel in South America. Coral Wonderland and 
Pacific Island. 

Apr. 25 In observance of United States and Canada Goodwill Week and 
National Sports Week. Maritime Holiday, Sports Golden Age, 
and Yosemite National Park. 



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May 2 Spring Program. Johnny Applesced, Play Ball, and A^eivs Maga- 
zine of the Screen. 

Maj^ 9 Music Week and Audubon Week. Beethoven Sonata, Trio, and 
Five Colorful Birds. 

May 16 Children's Spring Book Festival. Steadfast Tin Soldier, Younger 
Generation and Children of the Sun. 

May 23 Dance Program. Steps of the Ballet, Moor's Pavane, and Sadler's 
Wells Ballerina. 

June 6 Vacation-Travel Films. The Boston Arts Festival, Wings to Cuba, 
and the Caribbean, and Henry Christophe (Haiti). 

June 13 Vacation-Travel I'^ilms. Wings to England and Belgium and The 
Dutclt Way. 

June 20 Vacation-Tra\el Films. Wings to France, I Understanding the 
Swiss, and Children of Germany. 

June 27 Vacation -Travel Films. Wings to Italy, Theseus and the Minotaur, 
and Spain, the Land and the People. 

Oct. 3 The Out-of-Doors. Fallen Eagle, Gray Gull, and News Magazine 
of the Screen. 

Oct. 10 National Pharmacy Week, Fire Prevention Week, and Columbus 
Day. RX — The Story Behind Your Doctor's Prescription, 
Forest Ranger, and Story of Christopher Columbus. 

Oct. 17 Surrender of Cornwallis, October 17, 1781. Surrender of Corn- 
wallis ("You Are There") and Autumn Pastorale. 

Oct. 24 United Nations Week. 'This /.s the Challenge and The Long 
Journey. 

Oct. 31 Pre-Election Week Program. Government Is Your Business 
and Tom. Schider — Cobbler Statesman. 

Nov. 7 American Art Week and National Presidential Election Week. 
The President, Rembrandt, Self -Portrait, and Washington, D. C. 

Nov. 14 American Education Week. .4 Link in the Chain, Men of Science, 
and Marching the Colors. 

No\'. 21 In observance of Thanksgiving. The Story of the Pilgrims, Part 
I — The Pilgrims' Travels and Part II — The Pilgrims in America, 
and A^eiv England: Background of Literature. 

Nov. 28 Children's Book Week. The Book, Millions of Cats, and News 
Magazine of the Screen. 



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Dec. 5 Backgrounds to International Affairs. The Suez Canal, Israel — 
Building a Notion, and News Magazine of the Screen. 

Dec. 12 In observance of the Boston Tea Party, December 16, 1773. 
The Boston Ten Party and Give Me Liberty. 

Dec. 19 A Christmas Program. A Dickens Christmas, A Little Child, and 

Merry Christjnas. 

Dec. 26 Medieval Europe. Images Medieval, Medieval Knights, and 
Fra Angelica. 



RECORDIXr;S PKOGRAIMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 

Familiar Music Series 

Jan. 3 Recorded music of Liszt. Todentanz (for piano and orchestra) 
and Concerto No. 1 in E flat. 

Jan. 10 Recortled music of Wagner. Overtures and Siegfried Idyll. 

Jan. 17 Recorded music of Mahler. Symphony No. 1 in D and Kinder- 
totenlicder. 

Jan. 24 Recorded music of Tchaikovsky. Romeo and Juliet (Fantasy- 
Overture) and Symphony No. 5 in E, Op. 64- 

Jan. 31 Recorded music of Borodin. Symphony No. 2 in B 7ninor, Op. 
o and excerpts from Prince Igor. 

Feb. 7 Recorded music of Grieg. Peer Gynt Suites N'os. 1 and 2 and 
Concerto in A for Piano and Orchestra. 

Fel). 14 Recorded music of Franck. Symphonic Variations and Symphony 
in D minor. 

Feb. 21 Recorded music of Dvorak. Quartet No. 6 inf., Op. 96 {American) 
and Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 95 (New World). 

Feb. 28 Recorded music of Rimski-Korsako\'. Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 
34 and Scheherazade. 

Mar. 6 Recorded music of Richard Strauss. Death and Transfiguration, 
Op. 24 and Til Euknspiegel, Op. 28. 

Mar. 13 Recorded music of Debu.ssy. Images, Book I for Piano. Nocturnes 
(Images, Fete.'^, Serene.^), and Quartet in G, Op. 10. 

Mar. 20 Recorded music of Ravel. Pava.nc for a Dead Princess, and 
Daphnis ami Chloe (Complete ballet). 



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Mar. 27 Recorded music of Stravinsky. Petrouchka and Symphony in 
Three Movements. 

Apr. 3 Recorded music of Sibelius. Violin Concerto and Symphony 
No. 5 in E minor. 

Apr. 10 Recorded music of Williams. Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas 
Tallis and Symphony No. 6 in E minor. 

Apr. 17 Recorded music of Shostakovich. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 
and Symphony No. o. 

Apr. 24 Recorded music of Gershwin. Concerto in F for Piano and Orches- 
tra and An American in Paris. 

May 1 Recorded music of Copeland. Appalachian Spring (Ballet Suite) 
and Symphony No. 3. 

May 8 Recorded music of Creston. Symphony No. 2, Op. 35 and 
Symphony No. 3, Op. 48. 

May 15 Recorded music of Riegger and Mennin. New Dance for Orchestra 
by Riegger and Symphony No. 3 by Mennin. 

May 22 Recorded music of Piston. Symphony No. 3 and Symphony No. 4- 

May 29 Recorded music of Thomson. Music from The Louisiana Story 
and Five So7igs from Blake. 

Oct. 2 Recorded music of Vivaldi. Concerto in D Minor for Viola 
cVAmore, String Orchestra and Cembalo; Concerto in B Flat Major 
for String Orchestra and Harpsichord; Concerto in C Major for 
Violin, Two Cellos, String Orchestra and Harpsichord; and Con- 
certo in D Minor for Oboe, String Orchestra, and Harpsichord. 

Oct. 9 Recorded music of Bach. Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and 
Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor. 

Oct. 16 Recorded music of Handel. Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, No. 1 in G 
Major; No. 2 in F Major; No. 3 in E Minor; No. 4 in A Minor. 

Oct. 23 Recorded music of Haydn. Symphony No. 88 in G Major and 
Symphony No. 104 in D Major. 

Oct. 30 Recorded music of Mozart. Concerto No. 24 in C for Piano and 
Orchestra and Syinphony No. 25 in G. 

Nov. 5 Recorded music of Beethoven. Concerto in D for Violin, Op. 61 
and Symphony No. 5 in C, Op. 67. 

Nov. 19 Recorded music of Mendelssohn. Overture to FingaVs Cave and 
Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra. 



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Nov. 26 Recorded music of Schumann. Concerto in A Minor for Piano 
and Orchestra, Op. 129 and Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, 
Op. 97 (Rhenish). 

Dec. 3 Recorded music of Berliox. The Damnation of Faust (excerpts). 

Dec. 10 Recorded music of Brahms. The Tragic Overture and The Third 
Symphony. 

Dec. 17 Recorded music of Handel. Excerpts from The Messiah. 



NoN-AIusiCAL Recoedixgs Progeams 

Jan. 9 Poetr}'- of Conrad Aiken and E. E. Cummings, read by the 
authors. 

Jan. 16 Poetry of Robert Frost and X^achel Lindsay, read by the authors. 

Jan. 23 Poet's Gold: An Anthology of favorite poems read by Helen Hayes, 
Raymond jMassey, and Thomas Mitchell. 

Jan. 30 Poet's Gold: An Antliology of verses of today read by Geraldine 
Brooks and Norman Rose. 

Feb. 6 Great Trends in World Histoiy. On-the-spot presentation of 
events in the Ancient World and the Middle Ages. Includes 
The Phoenician Traders, Turning Point for Rome, and Towns 
Against Feudalism. 

Feb. 13 Great Trends in World History (concluded). Events at the 
Dawn of the Alodern World. Includes 'The Declaration of the 
Rights (f Man and The Building of An Empire. 

Feb. 20 The Confederacy. Stories and Imllads of the Civil War. 

Feb. 27 Winston Churchill Speaks. Selections from Chnrchiirs speeches. 

Mar. 5 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. 

Mar. 12 Old Possinn's Book of Practical Cats: Six poems by T. S. Ehot. 

Mar. 19 Selections from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories and Mowglis 
Brothers read by Boris Karloff. 

Mar. 26 Two Short Stories written and read bj^ Frank O'Coinior. 

Apr. 2 The White Cliffs of Dover Ijy Alice Duer Miller with Lynn Fontanne 
and Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay read by the author. 

Apr. 9 John Brown's Body by Stephen Vincent Benet, starring Tyrone 
Power, Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey. 



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Apr. ] G J uno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey, nicorded in Ireland by the 
Abbey Theatre Players. 

Apr. 23 Richard III by WilHani Sliakespeare with Lawrence OHvier, 
Claire Bloom, and John Gielgud. 

Apr. 30 Selections from The Waijs of Mankind including the selections, 
When Greek Meets Greek: A Study in Values and All the World's 
a Stage: A Study in Status and Role. 

May 7 hlxcerpts from Brave N'eio W^orld read by the author, Aldous 
Huxie3^ 

May 14 Flowering Judas read by the author, Katherine Amie Porter. 

May 21 Gigolo and Gigolette and The Three Fat Women of Antibes read by 
the author, W. Somerset Maugham. 

May 28 Excerpts frqm Jim Dandy and Rock Wogram read by the author, 
William Saroj'an. 

Oct. 1 Man\s Right to Knowledge and the Free Use Thereof. 

Oct. 8 The American Heritage. 

Oct. 15 Town- Meeting — -4 Ticenty-Y ear Cavalcade. 

Oct. 22 Citizens In Action. 

Oct. 29 Politics, U. S. A. 

Nov. 6 Terror As a. System of Power. 

Xo\'. 13 The Men Who Make the Migs. 

Nov. 20 Music to Order. 

Nov. 27 The Music and the Dream. 

]3ec. 4 A Tribute to Eugene O'Neill. 

Dcf. ] J Arthur Miller comments on and reads from The Crucible and 
The Death of a Salesman. 

Dec. 18 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and ,1 Child's Christmas 
in Wales bv D^4an Thomas. 



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NEVER TOO LATE GROUP 



Jan. 5 Sixth Anniversary "Cliota Dur- 
bar. " Culture of India. 



Jan. 12 Background and Current News 
in Films. Due Process of Law 
Denied and News Magazine of 
the Screen. 



Dr. Amiya Chakravarty, Visit- 
ing Professor of Comparative 
Oriental Religions and Litera- 
ture, Boston University School 
of Theology. 



Jan. 19 Sixty Years of Music at the 
Boston Public Library. lUus- 
trated with recordings. 



Robert P. Giddings, Member 
of the staff of Cataloging and 
Classification Department of 
the Division of Reference and 
Research Services, Boston 
Public Library. 



Jan. 26 Art in Motion Pictures. Works 
of Colder, Rembrandt: A Self- 
Fortrait, and What is Modern 
Art? 



Feb. 2 The Married Life of "Abe" and 
Mary Lincohi. Illustrated with 
slides. 



Feb. 9 



The Rose is Red 
the Romance and 
Antique Valentine. 
w'lih. colored sUdes. 



. . . or 

Art of the 

Illustrated 



Richard F. Lufkin, Lincolnian 
scholar. 



Marion W. Emerson, National 
Historian of the Valentine 
Collectors of America. 



Feb. 16 My Trip to the North West and 
Alaska in 1955. Illustrated with 
colored slides. 



Ahce L. Gushing, Lecturer. 



Feb. 23 Mutual Understanding Among 
All Peoples in Motion Pictures. 
News Magazine of the Screen, 
Charley Martin, American, and 
Can We Immunize Against 
Prejudice? 



Mar. 1 Legends of Canada and the 
United States in Films. Ti-Jean 
Goes Lumbering, Loo7i's Neck- 
lace, Johnny Appleseed, and 
Spirit in the Earth. 



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Mar. 8 A World Cruise on a Cargo 
Ship. Illustrated with the 
motion picture, Channel Islands. 

Mar. 15 The Tradition of Irish Hospi- 
tality. 



Mar. 22 Toward a Happy Retirement As 
Viewed in Current Books. A 
panel discussion. 

Mar. 29 Seventh Annual Hobby Demon- 
stration. 

Apr. 5 Meet Your Neighbor, the Age 
Center of New England. A 
panel discussion. 



Apr. 12 Heights and Highlights of Ec- 
uador, Columbia, and Peru. 
Illustrated with colored slides. 

Apr. 26 Right Foods Protect Health 
Throughout the World. Illus- 
trated with colored sUcles. 



^lary Lee, Lecturer. 



Reverend John E. Murph3% 
S.J., Professor and Chairman 
of the Department of Irish 
Literature, Boston College In- 
to wn School. 

Members of the Ne^•er Too 
Late Group. 



Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 

Members of the Age Center of 
New England. Moderator: 
Dr. Claire F. Rj'der, Lecturer 
on Gerontology, In Charge of 
the Geronotology Unit, Har- 
vard University School of 
Pubhc Health. 

Mrs. George C. Shattuck, 
Vice President, Pan American 
Society of New England. 

Martha M. Miller, Nutrition- 
ist. 



Majr 3 Musicale and Recital b}' 
Boston Recorder Consort. 



The 



May 10 Afloat and Ashore on the Medi- 
terranean. A color film pro- 
gram. Way of a Ship, Theseus 
and the Minotaur, and Rome, 
City Eternal. 

May 17 Teen-Agers and Senior Adults 
Together. Dramatized by the 
recording, Home Siveet Home: A 
Study in Family Cultures. A 
panel discussion. 

May 24 Creati\-e Listening. 



Directed by Elna Sherman, 
Instructor of Musicianship 
and Early Instruments. 



Public vSpeaking Group of 
Mission Church High School. 
Brother Jules, C.F.X., Guid- 
ance Director and In Charge 
of Public Speaking, Moderator. 

Jack Malloy, Program Produc- 
tion Manager, Radio Station 
WNAC. 



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May 31 Seventh Annual Original Writ- 
ings. 

Sept. 20 Vacationing in England. Film 
Program. Heart of England, 
London's Country, and Wings 
Over England and Belgium. 

Sept. 27 Vacation in Japan. Film Pro- 
gram. Japanese Family, Ro- 
mance of Silk, So Small My 
IslamL and Tara the Stone C idler. 



Members of the Never Too 
Late Group. 



Oct. 4 Volunteers Wanted. A sympo- 
sium. 



Mrs. Archie L. Markson, Ex- 
ecutive Director, Boston Aid 
to the Bhnd; Mrs. Dorothy F. 
Scott, Chairman, Committee 
of Volunteer Settlement Coun- 
cil, and Mrs. Edward A. 
Sugarman, Chairman, Com- 
mittee of Directors of Hospital 
Volunteers. 



Oct. 11 Polling Bostonians on Pubhc 
Issues. A panel discussion on 
National Affairs. 



Mrs. Vernon Stoneman, former 
President, Belmont League of 
Women Voters ; Lsaac Gordon, 
Educational Director, North- 
ern New England District, In- 
ternational Ladies Garment 
Workers Union; Louisa S. 
Metcalf, Readers Advisor, 
Boston Public Library; Alice 
O'Connor, Chairman, Board 
of Division of Immigration 
and Americanization, Massa- 
chusetts Department of Edu- 
cation; Dr. Clarence P. 
Quinby, Field Representative, 
In Charge of the Fair Educa- 
tional Practices Act Under the 
Commission Against Discrim- 
ination. 



Oct. 18 Salute to the United Nations. 
Film Program. Fate of a Child, 
The Long Journey, and This Is 
the Challenge. 



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Oct. 25 International High Spots: An 
Art Contest of Photographic 
Pictures. Illustrated ^yith col- 
ored slides. 



Frank Atkinson, 
traveller. 



world-wide 



Nov. 1 Jungle Paths in Guiana, 
trated with colored slides. 



Illus- 



Nov. 8 



Nov. 15 



Polling Bostonians on Public 
Issues. A panel discussion on 
International Affairs. 



The Story of the Western Court- 
yard. Illustrated by slides made 
from Chinese v^^oodcuts. 



Frank Atkinson, world-wide 
traveller. 

Mrs. Alan R. Morse, former 
President, Massachusetts 
League of Women Voters, 
Moderator; John S. Gibson, 
Executive Director, World Af- 
fairs Council; Mrs. Mary G. 
Langton, Hospital Librarian, 
Boston Public Library; 
Francis E. Lavigne, Director, 
Committee on Education, 
Massachusetts Federation of 
Labor; and John C. Steven- 
son, Staff Member, Business 
Research Group, Arthur D. 
Little, Inc. 

Grace Boynton, Author and 
Lecturer. 



Nov. 29 Around the World in 1955. Il- 
lustrated by colored motion pic- 
tures. 



i\Irs. Francis B. 
shield, traveller. 



Crownin- 



Dec. 6 Scenic Norway from the South- 
ern Tip to North Cape. Illus- 
trated with colored slides. 



Ingolf V. Bockman, 
national lecturer. 



Inter- 



Dec. 13 Cold Spring Institute (New 
York); Adventure in Living for 
Men and Women Past Middle 
Age. Illustrated with motion 
pictures. 



Lawrence K. Frank, Psychol- 
ogist, Sociologist, Author, and 
Research Consultant of the 
Cold Spring Institute. 



Dec. 20 From Santa to Star. Illus- Mrs. James K. 
trated with the film, A Charles turer. 
Dickens Christmas. 



Romeyn, Lee- 



Dec. 27 A Backward Glance at the Books 
of 1956. 



Edna G. Peck, Chief of Book 
Selection for Home Reading 
Services, Boston Public Li- 
l)rarv. 



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EXHIBITIONS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 

MAIN LOBBY 

January 3-31 Autographs of Famous Citizens of Massa- 

chusetts. From the collections of Dr. Leo 
Ginsberg of Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Februar}' 1-29 West Germany as a Republic. Books, pic- 

tures, recordings, in cooperation with the 
German Consulate in Boston. 

March 1-31 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. 

Items made by individuals of the various 
patrols. Books on the crafts, camping, and 
wood lore. 

April 1-5 Boston Pubhc Library: A Centennial History, 

by Walter IMuir Whitehill. Published on 
March 29, 1956. 

April G-30 Children's Books. A collection selected by 

the American Institute of Graphic Arts for 
their excellence of illustrations and typog- 
graphy. 

May 1-June 30 Doctor Syntax and Other Figures and Fea- 

tures as Depicted in Ceramics. From the 
collection of Dr. and Mrs. Albert W. Claflin, 
Providence, Rhode Island. Books from the 
collections of the Library as the Library's 
contribution to the Boston Arts Festival, 
June 9 through 24. 

July 1-29 New England Journeys. Paintings by New 

England artists on New England subjects dis- 
played through the courtesy of the Ford 
Motor Company and the New England Ford 
dealers. Books from the collections of the 
Library. 

July 30-August 31 "Just Whittling." Handicraft of Francis E. 

Raymond of Hudson, Massachusetts, pro- 
duced exclusively with whittling knives. 

September 1-30 Antique Chinese Textiles and Ceramics. From 

the collection of Armando Arena, Boston. 
Books from the collections of the Library. 



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October 1-31 



November 1-30 



December 1-9 



December 10-31 



The Presidency. Books and periodicals stress- 
ing the issues of the current campaign and the 
campaigns of the past. Biographies of the 
Presidents, cartoons drawn by Paul R. Car- 
mack of the Christian Science Monitor and 
photostatic copies of illustrations in Stefan 
Lorant's book entitled The Presidency in- 
cluded. 

Animals That Never Were. In observance of 
National Children's Art Week, November 5 
through November 10, in cooperation with 
Child Life magazine, prize-winning posters in 
a national contest. Books from the Children's 
Section of the Open Shelf Department. 

The Bay Psalm Book. Facsimile of the first 
edition of 1640. With a companion volume, 
The Enigma of The Bay Psalm Book, by Zoltan 
Haraszti, Keeper of Rare Books, Boston Public 
Librar3^ Other rare psalm books from col- 
lections in the Rare Book Department. 

Christmas — Feast of the Nativity. Creches 
made in various European countries and now 
the property of the Boston Public Library, 
with simulated stained glass backgrounds 
made by George W. Scully, Assistant in the 
Exhibits Office. Illuminated manuscripts from 
the collections in the Library's Rare Book De- 
partment. 



January 3-31 

February 1-29 
March 1-April 5 
April 6-30 



FIRST FLOOR — SOUTH CORRIDOR 

Recent Accessions in the Sciences. The ex- 
hibit included a portrait figure of Dr. Albert 
Schweitzer made by Clara G. Dennis of 
Jamaica Plain. 



West Germany as a RepubUc. 
of exhibit in Main Lobby. 



Continuation 



Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. 
tinuation of exhibit in Main Lobby. 



Con- 



Fifty Books of Typographical Excellence, Pub- 
lished in 1955. Judged and appraised by the 
American Institute of Graphic Arts. Local 
exhibit co-sponsored by the Society of Print- 
ers, Boston; the Bookbuilders of Boston; and 
the Boston Public Library. 



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May 1-Jmie 30 



July 1-29 



Jiilv30-Augiist 31 



September 1-30 



October 1-31 



Xoveraber 1-30 



December 1-31 



Doctor Sj'iitax and Other Figures and Fea- 
tures as Depicted in Ceramics. Continuation 
of exhibit in Main I.o]:)])v. 



New England JourneA- 
exhibit in Main Lobbv. 



Continuation of 



January 3-31 



"Just Whittling." Continuation of exhibit in 
Main Lobby. 

Antique Chinese Textiles and Ceramics. Con- 
tinuation of exhibit in Main Lobby. 

The Presidency'. Contiruiation of exhibit in 
Main Lobbj'. 

Animals That Never Were. Continuation of 
exhibit in Main Lobby. 

Christmas Story. A series of paintings on The 
Christmas Theme, with backgrounds in both 
North and South America, by the local artist, 
Allan Rohan Crite. 



FIRST FLOOR — NORTH CORRIDOR 

Recent Accessions in the Sciences. Continua- 
tion of exhibit in First Floor, South Corridor. 



February 1-29 
March 1 -April 5 
April 6-30 

May 1-June 30 

July 1-29 

July 30-August 31 

September 1-30 



West Germany as a Republic. Continuation 
of exhibit in Main Lobb.y. 

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. 
Continuation of exhibit in Main Lobby. 

Fifty Books of Typographical Excellence, 
Published in 1955. Continuation of exhibit 
in First Floor, South Corridor. 

Doctor Syntax and Other Figures and F'eatures 
as Depicted in Ceramics. Continuation of 
exhibit in Main Lobby. 

New England Journeys. Continuation of 
exhibit in Main Lobb3^ 

"Just "WTiittling. " Continuation of exhibit 
in Main Lobby. 

Antique Chinese Textiles and Ceramics. Con- 
tinuation of exhibit in First Floor, South 
Corridor. 



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



November 1-30 



January 3-31 



February 1-29 



March 1-30 
April 1-30 



The Presidency. Continuation of exhibit in 
First Floor, South Corridor. 

Animals That Never Were. Continuation of 
exhibit in Main Lobby. 

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

OPEN SHELF DEPARTMENT 

Main Floor 

Louis D. Brandeis Centennial, 1856 - 1956. 
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the 
United States, 1916 - 1939. Books and pic- 
tures from the collections in the library. 

OPEN SHELF DEPARTMENT 
Lower Level 

British Poetry of the Nineteenth Century. 
The works of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, 
Shelley, Keats, and Tennyson. 

The Heart Storj-. In cooperation with the 
IVIassachusetts Heart Association. Books and 
pamphlets instructing those who have heart 
trouble in the manner in which they may re- 
main active. 

Lenten Reading. 

The Jubilee Celebration of Everyman's Li- 
brary, 1906-1956. On its fiftieth anniver- 
sary, the 999th and 1,000th volumes in this 
series published by E. P. Dutton and Com- 
pany. 



May 1-31 



June 1-30 



Air jNIail Flight Covers of Charles A. Lind- 
bergh. Lent by Laura J. LeVesque of Newton. 
Books from the collections in the Library. 

Theatre on the Green. Scenes from the plays 
produced by this group at Wellesley College. 
Books on the American theatre from the col- 
lections in the Library. 



July 1-31 



Men of Music. Biograpliies of some famous 
conductors, singers, and instrumentalists. 



08 



August 1-31 



September 1-30 



October 1-31 



November ]-30 



December 1-31 



The Horse in Art. Two portfolios of colored 
reproductions of various types of horses — one 
the work of Wesley Dennis; the other, the 
work of C. W. Anderson. American painters. 

Arts and Crafts. From the workshops of the 
Young Women's Christian Association. Books 
from the Fine Arts Department. 

Arts and Crafts. A new display from the 
workshops of the Young Women's Christian 
Association. Books from the Open Shelf 
Department. 

Boston Aid to the Blind. Items made by 
persons who have lost their sight. Sponsored 
by ORT. Books from the Open Shelf De- 
partment. 

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



Januarj^ 3-31 

February 1-29 
March 1-31 
April 1-30 

May 1-31 



June 1-30 



MAIN STAIRCASE 
Mezzanine Level 

House of Altars. A (colorful layout arrange- 
ment dealing with the broad and important 
subject of world peace. 

Antique Valentines. Continuation of exhibit 
in Puvis De Chavannes Gallery. 

Ireland in Books and Pictures. In cooperation 
with the Irish Consulate in Boston. 

Women's American ORT. Items from the 
collections of ORT and books from the col- 
lections in the Librar3^ 

Land of Britain. Books and pictures of the 
English countryside and cities, showing the 
activities and industries of the island. In 
cooperation with the British Consulate of 
Boston. 

Bells Used on Farms. Shown through the 
courtesy of the New England Dairy and Food 
Council. 



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July 1-31 

August 1-31 
September 4-30 
October 1-31 
November 1-30 



December 1-31 



Boston Scenes. Photographs taken by Ken- 
neth C. Barnes, a member of the staff of the 
Library, and also a member of the Boston 
Camera Club. 

Gone Fishing. Beautifully illustrated books 
from the collections in the Library. 



Antique Chinese Textiles and Ceramics, 
tinuation of exhibits on the First Floor. 



Con- 



Public Affairs. Continuation of exhibit in 
Puvis De Chavannes Gallery. 

Beristain de Souza Bicentennial, 1756 - 1956. 
Marcelino Menendez Pelayo Centennial, 1856 - 
1956. This year the Hispanic world celebrated 
the centenaries of two outstanding figures in 
the fields of Spanish letters and education. 
Books from the Rare Book Department. 

La Madone dc la Blanche Epine et Autres 
Contes. Copies from the illustrations designed 
by Josette Boland. This book is available in 
the Children's Section of the Open Shelf 
Department. 



PUVIS DE CHAVANNES GALLERY 

Second Floor 

January 3-31 Benjamin Franklin, January 17, 1700 -April 17, 

1790. In observance of the two hundred and 
fiftieth anniversarj^ of Franklin's birth. 

February' 1-29 Antique Valentines. Continuation of exhibit 

in Main Staircase, mezzanine level. 

i\Iarch 1-31 Handicrafts of the Cambridge Center for Adult 

Education. Books on arts and crafts. 

April 1-30 Catholic Library Association Conference. 

Books of religious and philosophical nature of 
interest to those attending the meetings and 
visiting the Library while in Boston. 

i\Iay 1-13 Maude Adams: An Intimate Portrait. A re- 

cent biography of this famous person of the 
theatre, written by a local author, Phyllis 
Robbins, published by G. P. Putnam's Sons. 



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May 14-31 



June 1-30 



July 1-31 

August 1-31 

September 4-30 
October 1-31 

November 1-30 



December 1-31 



Museum Treasure Hunt. In cooperation with 
the Museums Council of Boston and Cam- 
bridge, and the Art Departments of the pubhc 
and parochial schools of both cities. The 
winners in the Eleventh Annual Art Contest 
for the public and parochial schools. 

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806 - 1861. An 
exhibition commemorating the sesquicenten- 
nial of her birth. Pictures and books from the 
collections in the Library. The doll repre- 
senting Katharine Cornell in The Barretts of 
Wimpole Street, made and lent by Clara G. 
Dennis of Jamaica Plain. 

George Bernard Shaw, July 26, 1856 - Novem- 
ber 27, 1950. An exhibition commemorating 
the centennial of the birth of one of England's 
greatest dramatists. 

The Way West. Books from the collections in 
the History Department relating to the open- 
ing and developing of the western part of this 
country. 

Antique Chinese Textiles and Ceramics. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibits on the First Floor. 

Public Affairs. Books, periodicals, and pamph- 
lets concerning national and international 
matters of current interest and influence on 
our well-being. 

Woodrow Wilson Centennial, 1856 - 1956. 
President of the United States, 1913-1921. 
Reproductions of documents and photographs 
assembled by the Woodrow Wilson Founda- 
tion. Books from the collections in the 
Library. 

Madonna and Child in Stained Glass. Water 
color paintings from which stained glass win- 
dows have been made and placed in churches 
throughout the country. These designs were 
made in the studio of the Charles J. Connick 
Associates, of Boston. 



71 



January 3-31 



February 1 - 29 
March 1-31 

April 1 - 30 

May 1 - June 30 



July 1-31 



August 1-31 



September 4 - 30 
October 1-31 



SARGENT GALLERY 

Third Floor 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salzburg, Jan- 
uary 27, 1756 — Vienna, December 5, 1791. 
In observance of the two hundredth anniver- 
sary of the birth of one of the great musicians 
of all time. Books and scores from the Music 
Department. 

Do-It- Yourself Books. From the Science and 
Technology Department. 

Reproductions of Drawings. In the Rijks- 
museum, Amsterdam, Holland. Plates from 
the Fine Arts Department. 

Ajanta Frescoes. Reproductions in color and 
monochrome of fi-escoes in some of the caves 
at Ajanta, India. 

Some Opera Stars. The characters they have 
portrayed. Items of interest worn by these 
singers displayed through the courtesy of 
Arthur Knight, Edgewood, Rhode Island. 
Books from the Music Department. (Con- 
tinued through June for the visitors who 
visited Boston in June for the Boston Arts 
Festival, June 9 through 24.) 

Animals and Plants in Design. Die Planze in 
Kunst unci Gewerbc, by Anton Seder, and Das 
Thier in der Decomtivcn Kunsi, by Anton 
Seder. Both portfolios are kept in the Fine 
Arts Department. 

Nouvcau Interieurs FrnnQois. A portfolio of 
photographs of interiors designed by members 
of the Societe des Artistes Decorateurs, Paris, 
France. This portfolio is kept in the Fine 
Arts Department. 

Antique Chinese Textiles and Ceramics, A 
continuation of the exhibits on the First Floor. 

Pittori Italiani. Colored reproductions of 
Italian paintings from the sixteenth to the 
twentieth century. This portfolio was edited 
by Luisa Margoli Feslikenian and pubhshed 
in Milan. It is kept in the V'nxe Arts Depart- 
ment. 



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November 1 - 30 



December 1-31 



Boston Symphony Orchestra. Photographs 
taken by members of the orchestra and by 
J. Edward Fitzgerald of the United Press 
during their recent tour of the various coun- 
tries in Europe. 

Christmas Prints, Etchings, engravings, and 
woodcuts depicting the early life of Christ, by 
artists from the time of Albrecht Diirer to the 
present century, from the Print Department. 



Januarv 3-31 



TREASURE ROOM 
Third Floor 

Treasures of the Boston PubUc Library. 
Manuscripts and proofs of American, English, 
and French authors and the Spanish author 
Lope de Vega in connection with a recent 
Bergen Evans broadcast, Of Many Things, 
by WBZ in cooperation with the Boston Public 
Library. Also an exhibit concerning the 
American L3^ceuni and its founder Josiah 
Holbrook. 



February 1 - May 31 



June 1 - October 31 



November 1 - December 31 



Benjamin Frankhn, 1706-1790. In observance 
of the celebration of the two hundred and 
fiftieth anniversary of his birth, more than one 
hundred rare books, manuscripts, and pictures 
from the Frankhn Collection of the Rare 
Book Department. 

Medieval Manuscripts. One hundred illumi- 
nated manuscripts of many countries and 
periods. 

Psalters, Prayer-books, and Bibles. Illumi- 
nated manuscripts from the thirteenth and 
fifteenth centuries, and many early printed 
volumes with woodcut illustrations. 



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ALBERT H. WIGGIN GALLERY 
Third Floor 



January 4 - February 29 



March 1 - April 30 



May 1 - June 30 



July 1 - August 31 



September 1 - October 3 1 



November 1 - December 31 



Etchings by Giambattista Piranesi, 1720-1778. 
First exhibit of etchings from the great Tosti 
collection given to the Boston Public Library. 

Religious Prints. Works which portray events 
in the life of Christ and representations of a 
number of saints. Several artists' conceptions 
of the same subjects. 

Original Watercolors and Drawings. From 
Thomas Rowlandson, 1756-1827, to present, 
including the work of outstanding artists, 
Arthur Briscoe, D. Y. Cameron, Axel Haig, 
]\Iuirhead Bone, James McBey, and Edmund 
Blampied. 

Portraits of Children. Prints b}- Kaethe 
Kollwitz, Mary Cassatt, Leona Pierce, Gerald 
Brockhurst, Christian and Kiehl Newswanger, 
Susanne Veladon, Jean Auguste Ptenoir, 
Honore Daumier, and Arthur W. Heintzelman. 

Prints by Karl F. Zahringer, including prints 
from The Black Forest and The Life of Mary 
series. 

Lithographs of Henri Fantin-Latour. From 
the unique collection of over 400 French 
lithographs given bj'- the late Albert H. Wiggin. 



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X 



TRUST FUNDS 



Receipts and Expenditcres from Trust Funds Lnxome, 1930 — 1956 





BALAN-CE 
U.VEXPENDBD 




TOTAL .^MODN'T 
-AVAILABLE 








FROM 


RECEIPTS 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


YEAR 


PHECEDIMG YE-^R 


DURING YEAR 


DURING YEAH 


DURING YE.IH 


UNEXPENDED 


1930 


§10,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$74,906.92 


$22,796.21 


$52,110.71 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


97,699.69 


24,496.50 


73,203.19 


1940 


196,417.42 


50.889.53 


247,306.95 


128,403.69 


118,903.26 


1945 


87,141.63 


50.800.60 


137,942.23 


42,695.41 


95,246.82 


1950 


56,959.31 


44,249.29 


101,208.60 


61,030.37 


40,178.23 


1951 


40,178.23 


28,581 . 23 


68,759.46 


39,274.94 


29,484.52 


1952 


29,484.52 


43,957.21 


73,441.73 


36,124.77 


37,316.96 


1953 


37,316.90 


47,465.86 


84,782.82 


50,211.25 


34,571.57 


1954 


34,571.57 


53,724.78 


88,296.35 


63,484.48 


24,811.87 


1955 


24,811.87 


55,184.05 


79,995.92 


50,459.29 


29,536.63 


1956 


29,536.63 


59,101.72 


88,638.35 


60,560.70 


28,077.65 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Inco.me, 1930 — 1956 





ATJOUNT EXPENDED 








FROM 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 


] 28,403. 69 


1!)45 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


42,695.41 


1950 


56,959.31 


44,249.29 


61,030.37 


1951 


40,178.23 


28,581 . 23 


39,274.94 


1952 


29,484 . 52 


43.957.21 


36,124.77 


1953 


37,316.96 


47,465.80 


50,211.25 


1954 


34,571.57 


53,724.78 


63,484.48 


1955 


24,81 1 . 87 


55,184.05 


50,459.29 


1956 


29.530.63 


59,101.72 


60,560. 70 





Income 


FROM Trust Funds, 


1930 — 1956 






WITHOUT 


FOR PURCHASE 


WITH 


TOTAL 




RESTRICTION 


OP LIBRARY 


.MlSCELLANEOrs 


INCOME 


YEAR 


AS TO USE 


MATERIALS 


RESTRICTIONS 


RECEIVED 


1930 


$7,468.10 


$21,454.51 


$5,097.58 


.$34,020.19 


1935 


5,950.53 


16,184.59 


3,359.02 


25,494.14 


1940 


5,660.08 


41,594.60 


3.634.85 


.50,889.53 


1945 


6,213.92 


41,216.46 


3,370.22 


50,800.60 


1950 


5,066.36 


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 


1956 


71321 . 62 


47,296.89 


4,483.21 


59,101.72 



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INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1956 

Gexbral. Summary 
'Without restriction as to use of income $7,321.62 

For purchase of library materials 

Library materials which may or may not be l)ooks . $18,944.99 
Books only — without restriction as to kind of books . 16,396. 11 
Hooks only — with restriction as to kind of books . 11,955.79 

47,296.89 



With miscellaneous restrictions as to use of income 

For special purposes, not purchase of library material . $1,705. 13 

For specified branch libraries 1,305.76 

For newspapers only 1,472.32 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1956 

By Individual Fund.s 

Without Restriction as to Use of Income 

Bernard $87.30 

Bigelow 40.00 

Bradlee 37.71 

Center 1,801.06 

Ford, Legacy 226.26 

Ford, Trust 233.52 

Gammons 18.86 

Hemenwav 250.77 

Hyde " 160. 19 

Kirstein 228.62 

Lambert 58.87 

Moore 8.18 

North 87.30 

Phillips Maintenance .... 050.00 

Sigilman 710.40 

Skinner 2,111.60 

Stewart 170.92 

Treadwell 440.06 



4,483.21 
$59,101.72 



$7,321 . 62 



Funds Whose Inco.me is Available for Purchase of Library Material.s 

For the Purchase of Libi-ary Materials Which May or May Not Be Books 

(By terms of gift) 

Benton $18,436.19 

Blanchard 188.55 

Gest 111.90 

Lang 208.35 

$18,944.99 



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



Ainslev 


$8,388.27 


Phillips (Book) 


$400.00 


BiUings 


4,346.72 


Sewall 


1,206.73 


Clement 


88.81 


Underbill 


19.78 


Cutter 


536.02 


Wadlin 1932 


76.57 


Kimball 


500.43 


Wadhn 1936 


69.14 


Knapp 


435.08 


Wales 


237.57 


O'Reilly 


48.83 


Wilson 


42.16 

«1fi OOfi 1 t 










For the Purchase of Books Onlv 




W 


ith Restriction as to Kind of Books 


Artz 


$510.56 


A. Lawrence 


$265.35 


Bates 


2,000.00 


Lewis 


244.17 


Bowditfh 


425.00 


Pierce 


186.96 


Brown 


878.01 


Reed 


43.65 


Codman 


181.22 


Scholfielfi 


2,094.26 


Elizabeth 


1,073.57 


Storrow 


1,143.09 


Franklin Club 


42.50 


Ticknor 


103.18 


Green 


76.82 


Townsend 


80.00 


Hannigan 


4.71 


Twentieth Regiment 


234 75 


C. Harris 


425.00 


J. L. Whitney, Books 


1,198.17 


Hersey 


145.73 


J. L. Whitney, Manuscripts 


599.09 
— — 11,955.79 

■ $47.29i;.S9 



FUXDS WITH iMi.SCELLANEOUS RESTRICTIONS 

AS TO Use of Income 

For Special Purposes 

Not for Purchase of Librar.y Materials 



Boston Book Fair, 1938 

Central Library Building 

Library Art . 

Nichols Book Prize 

Sargent .... 

J. L. WTiitney 

J. L. Whitney — Bibliographic 

J. L. Whitney — Care and Cataloging of Manuscripts 



$6.50 
5.66 

22.63 
163.30 
207.95 
700.00 
599.09 





For Branch Libraries 




Cuerrier . . . . 




$30.75 


T. B. Harris 




85.86 


Hinsman . . . . 




47.14 


K. Lawrence 




21.02 


Loring 




18.86 


Mead 




63.40 


Morse 




43.65 


Oakland Hall 




459.94 


Pratt . . . . 




56.68 


South Boston 




3.77 


Tufts 




433.36 


Wilbur Memorial 


For Newspapers Only 


41.33 






Elizabeth Helen Hunter 




$5.47 


Todd 




1,466.85 



$1,705.13 



1,305.76 



1,472.32 



4,483.21 



),101.72 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1956 

The figures listed are for the book value of principal as of December 
31, 1956. 

Emily L. Ainsley Fund — Established on May 7, 1937, through 
bequest bv 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 Miss Victorine Thomas 
Artz, on November 7, 1896. 

Income to be used for the purchase of valuable rare editions 
(including original manuscripts) of the writings, either in 
verse or prose, of American and foreign authors — each of 
the books to have a distinctive book-plate, that shall declare 
them to be a part of the (Henry W.) Longfellow Memorial 
Collection. $13,538.87 

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, who died l^'ebruary 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 Librar}^ 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. $1,129,260.48 

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 Hbrary 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 



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accommodation of the people of said City; such new 
building to be constructed under the advice of the Librarian 
of the Librarj- 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, 
application of S2, 000, 000 to said object maj^ be deferred 
until such time as Library Trustees in their discretion 
determine it to l)e practicable and desirable or Court 
otherwise orders. $2,689,480.43 

Benton Children's Fund, sec Children's Fund. 

Charles H. L. X. Bernard Fund — Estabhshed on March 28, 1930, 
through bequest bv will of Charles H. L. N. Bern.\rd, who 
died June 4, 1928. " 

Income to be used for general purposes, })\' \'ote of Trustees. 

$2,315.00 

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

Income to be used for library purposes. $1 ,000 . 00 

Robert Charles 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. $115,266.40 

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

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund — Established on December 15, 1939, 
through inter vivos gift offered bj' 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. Ingcrsoll 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 



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

Income to be used for librarj- purposes. SI, 000. 00 

Allen A. Brown Fund — EstabHshed on November 17, 1950, 
through bequest b}^ ^vill of Allen A. Brown, who died October 
16, 1916. 

Income to be applied for the purchase of music for the 
Allen A. Brown Musical Librarj- $23,283 . 19 

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 JosL\H 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 Cit}' of Boston to be by him dispensed in 
relieving the necessities of the poor. $115,689. 13 

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 — EstabHshed 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 



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

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

t,324.21 



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 by the John 
Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947, to be 
added to the principal and dealt with as therein provided 
whenever or at any time after the Trustee hereof becomes 
sole Trustee of The John Deferrari Foundation created 
by the John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated 
July 1, 1947. $329,940.57 



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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. $13,688 . 65 

The EUzabeth Fund— Established on March 22, 1912, through 
bequest of Sarah A. Matchett, who died October 6, 1910. 

Income to be expended every year in the purchase of such 
books of permanent value and authority as may be most 
useful in the Library. $28,468 . 75 

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, bj' vote of Trustees. 

$6,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund — Established 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, 192.65 

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

Income to be expended annually in the purchase of books 
of permanent value for the use of the Library, and as far 
as practicable of such a character as to be of especial interest 
to young men, with preference for books relative to Govern- 
ment and Political Economy. $1 ,000 . 00 

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

Income to be used for general purposes. $500 . 00 

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

$2,967.50 



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

Income to be spent in buying books relating to American 
history. ^ $2,037 . 1 7 

Dr. Samuel A. Green Memorial Fund — Established on May 2, 1952, 
through becjuest 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. $429,766 . 35 

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 Helex M. Bell and additions by 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. 

$886.92 

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. $125.00 

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

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

Thomas B. Harris Fund — Established on Feliruary 23, 1884. 

through l)equest of Thomas B. Harris, who died September 

27, 1883. 

Income to be used for benefit of Charlestown Branch 
Library. $3,345 . 52 

Alfred Hemenwa^- Fund — ICstablished on October 19, 1928, 
through bequest of Alfred Hemenway, who died October 
25, 1927. 

Income to be used for general purposes, bv 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 \'alue. 

$3,864.50 



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

Income to be used for the purchase of books for children, 
preferably those served 63'^ 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, bj'' 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 

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

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

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

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

$11,537.50 

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

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

$1,561.07 

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 



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

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

Edward Lawrence Fund — Established on January 19, 1886, through 

bequest of Edward Lawrence, who died October 17, 1885. 

Income to be applied to the purchase of special books of 

reference to be kept and used only at the Charlestown 

Branch Library. ^ $557.50 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund — Established on May 8, 1903, through 
bequest of Elizabeth (Mrs. John A.) Lewis, 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 — Established 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 
Fubhc Library and its branch libraries. $584. 16 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Income to be used for general purposes. $217.00 

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

Income to be expended annually, for the purchase of suit- 
able books for children of school age, for the West Roxbury 
Branch Librar3^ $1,157.50 



[85] 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Fund — Established on May 20, 1949, 
through inter vivos gift by friends of Mary U. Nichols, Branch 
Librarian at the North End Branch Library from 1941 to 1948. 
Income to be used to award annually a book prize to the 
North End boy and to the North End girl who in their 
senior year at a North End high school have excelled in 
EngUsh. S600 . 00 

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

$2,315.00 

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

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

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

Income to be expended for the purchase of books for the 
Boston Public Library — a book-plate printed from a plate 
given with the donation to be inserted and maintained in 
every book so purchased. $1,295.02 

Jonathan Phillips (Book) Fund — Established on April 21, 1853, 
through inter vivos gift offered by Joxathan 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 P'und — 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 



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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 
Countj^ 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 becjuest 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 Sew^all Fund — Established on October 15, 1918, 
through bequest of Richard Black Sewall, who died October 
28, 1917. 

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

Samuel Sigilman Fund — Estabhshed on June 6, 1941, through 
bequest of Samuel Sigilaian, 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 

South Boston Branch Library Fund — Established 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 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund — Established on June 29, 1923, 
through bequest of Miss Mary Elizabeth Stewart, who died 
June 30, 1905. 

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

$4,532.50 



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

Income to be used for the purchase of Italian books. 

),312..30 



George Ticknor Fund — Established on April 4, 1871, through 
bequest of George Ticknor, who died Januarj'^ 25, 1871. 

Income to be expended annuallj' 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 bj?^ the Trustees of the Library — all 
books so purchased to be used only in the proper rooms of 
the Lil)rary and never lent abroad or out of them except 
for binding or needful repairs in binding, and no book so 
purchased to be at anv time sold, exchanged or given 
away. ^ $4,100.71 

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 Libraiy is now or mav hereafter be located. 

$56,601 . 10 

Mary P. Townsend Fund — Established on July 3, 1861, through 
bequest of Mary P. Townsend, who died Januarj' 7, 1861. 
The whole income in each and every year to be expended 
in the purchase of books, for each of which l^ooks shall have 
been published in some one edition at least live 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 Librarv may deem for the best interests of the Librarv. 

$13,987.69 

Nathan A. Tufts Fund — Established on May 1, 1906, through 

bequest of Nathan Ada.ms Tufts, who died November 20, 1873. 

Income to be expended in the purchase of books for the 

Charlestown Branch Library. $1 1,492 . 18 



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 Underhill 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) — EstabUshed 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. WadUn Fund (1936) — Established 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 — EstabUshed ou December 13, 1918, 
through bequest of George C. Wales, who died July 10, 1865. 
Income to be apphed 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, 1910. 

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 Lyman Wliitney Fund — Established on IMarch 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.) $67,085.84 

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 PubUc Library of the City of Boston, to be 

expended on bibliographic work for the benefit of the Library. 



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Chester H. Wilbur Memorial Fund — Established 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 

RECAPITULATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUx\DS 

Emily L. Ainsley Fund $222,440.34 

Victorine Thomas Artz Fund 13.538.87 

Joshua Bates Fund 50,000.00 

Benton Book Fund 1,129,260.48 

Benton Building Fund 2,689,480.43 

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. Ingersoil Bowditoh 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 115,689.13 

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 1st, 1947 804,324.21 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated December 13, 1948 . 329,940.57 

John Deferrari Fund 13,688.65 

The Ehzabeth 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. Am}' 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 429,766.35 

Edith Guerrier Fund 886.92 

Francis J. Hannigan Memorial Fund 125.00 

Charlotte Harris Fund 10,000.00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund 3,345.52 

Alfred Hemenwav Fund 6,650.00 

Ileloise E. Hersev 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 P'und 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 



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Library Art Fund .... 

Charles G. Loring ^Memorial Fund . 

Charles Mead Fund .... 

George W. Moore Fund 

Francis .\. Morse Librarj' Fund 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Fund . 

Gardner O. North Fund 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fuiui . 

John Boyle O'Reilly Fund 

Jonathan Phillips (Book) P'und 

Jonathan PhiUips (Maintenance) Fund 

Henr.y L. Pierce Fund 

Sarah E. Pratt Fund .... 

Guilford Reed Fund .... 

.John Singer Sargent Fund . 

Scholfield Public Library Trust Fund 

Richard Black Sewall Fimd 

Samuel Sigilman Fund 

Francis Skinner Fund 

South Boston Branch Lil^rary Fund 

Mary Elizal^eth Stewart Fund . 

James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) F 

George Ticlcnor Fund 

William C. 1'odd Fund 

Mary P. Townsend Fund . 

Daniel Tre:idw(>ll Fund 

Nathan A. Tui'ts Fund 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 

Francis Jav Underhill Fund 

Horace Ci.'Wadlin Fund (1932) 

Horace ft. WadHn Fund (l'J36) 

George C. Wales Fund 

Alice Lincoln ^^'hitne}' Fund 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 

Chester H. Wilbur Memorial Fund . 

Mehitable ('. ('. Wilson Fund . 



nd 



$584.16 

500.00 

2,530.51 

217.00 

1,157.50 

600.00 

2,315.00 

11,781.44 

1,295.02 

10,000.00 

20,000.00 

6,365.93 

1,503.18 

1,157.50 

4,330.74 

05,351.21 

32,000.00 

18,838.31 

55,995 . 65 

100.00 

4,532.50 

30,312.50 

4,106.71 

56,601 . 10 

4,000.00 

13,987.69 

11,492.18 

6,225.00 

524.70 

2,030.51 

1,833.34 

6,300.00 

5,514.38 

67,085.84 

5,000.00 

1,118.00 



Total $6,606,320.33 



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GIFTS AND GRANTS RECEIVED DURING 1956 

Gifts jor Immediate Use 

Albert H. and Jessie D, Wiggin Foundation . . $50 . 00 

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

Mrs Elihu T. Feinberg 25 . 00 

(For the purchase of reference books for the Print 
Department) 

Gifts for Capital 

Further payments from the James Lyman WhitiVey Es- 
tate to the James Lyman Whitney Fund . . $3,285.29 

Further payment from the H. Sylvia A, H. G. Wilks 
Estate to the Dr. Samuel Abbott Green Memorial 
Fund 10.24 

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

the Edith Guerrier Fund 25 . 00 

Grants 

American Library Association, from the Fund for Adult 

Education $800,00 

(For the salary of the Local Area Director of the 
Young Adult American Heritage Project in the 
Greater Boston area.) 

Memorial Gifts 

A brass coffee urn and trays for use by the staff at special 
functions, presented by her associates in memory of 
Bessie L. Doherty, a member of the staff for fifty- 
one years. 



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XI 
OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1956 

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 

Elizabeth B. Brockunier 

John J. Connolly 
Zoltan Haraszti 

Elizabeth 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 



Richard G. Hensley 

Marjorie G. Bouquet 

\'acant 

Sarah W. Flannery 

Bradford M. Hill 



*Assistant-in-Charge 



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Keeper of Rare Books 
Keeper of Prints 

Chief of Book Selection for Reference 

and Research Services 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 
for Reference and Research Services 
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 



Zoltan Haraszti 
Arthur W. Heintzelman 



*Ruth Michelson 

Mildred C. O'Connor 
Priscilla S. MacFadden 
Charles L. Higgins 
Sarah W. Flannery 
*Alberta P. Kneeland 

Bradford M. Hill 

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

Joseph A. Crowley 
*Rita M. Desaulniers 

Harriet Swift 
Fanny Goldstein 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 



Chief Librarian, Division of Home 
Reading and Community Services 

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

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

with Children 
Deputy Supervisor, in Charge of Work 

with Adults 

Branch Librarians 

Adams Street 

Allston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Egleston Square 

Faneuil 



John M. Carroll 

Ruth S. Cannell 

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



Ruth M. Hayes 
Christiana P. Jordan 
Frances C. Lepie 
Mary K. Harris 
Mary M. O'Neill 
Gladys R. White 
Margaret A. Morgan 
Elinor D. Conley 
Evelyn B. Marden 
Dorothy K. Becker 
Helen M. O'Leary 



* Assistant-in-Charge 



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Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Lower Mills 
Mattapan 
Memorial 
Mt. Bowdoin 
Mt. Pleasant 
**Neponset 
North End 
Orient Heights 
Parker Hill 
Roslindale 
South Boston 
South End 
Uphams Corner 
Washington Village 
West End 
West Roxbury 

Bookmobile Librarian 

Chief of Book Selection for Home 

Reading Services 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

for Home Reading Services 
Chief of Central Charging Records 
Chief of Open Shelf Department 
Chief of School Issue Department 
Chief of Branch Issue Department 

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



Ellen C. Peterson 
Geraldine M. Altman 
Annie Reis 
Theodora B. Scoff 
Mildred Kaufman 
Anne F. Coleman 
Marjorie A. Obenauer 
Madalene D. Holt 
Geraldine D. Herrick 
Catherine E. Fiannery 
Mary A. Hackett 
Marion R. Herzig 
Irene H. Tuttle 
Marion C. Ivingman 
Catherine P. Loughman 
Eleanora W. Chaplik 
Fanny Goldstein 
Pauline A. Walker 

Julia L. ISIiller 



Edna G. Peck 

Alice E. Hackett 
Charles J. Gillis 
Grace B. Loughlin 
*Irene J. Wadsworth 
^William T. Casey 

Virginia Haviland 
Pauline Winnick 
Louisa S. Metcalf 



Division of Business Operations 



Assistant to the Director, in Charge of 
Business Operations 

Deputy Assistant to the Director 
Deputy Assistant to the Director 

Superintendent of Library Buildings 

Principal Accountant 

Chief of Bindery 

Chief of Book Preparation Department 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department 



Francis X. Molonej' 

Samuel Green 
Aaron A. Stan- 
Jeremiah J. Danker 

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



* Assistant-in-Charge 
** Branch Library closed at the end of the day, December 31, 1956 



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Officers of the Library, Emeritus 

Chief Librarian, Division of Home 
Reading and Community Services, 



Etneritus 

Supervisor of Branch Libraries, EmerifAts 
Supervisor of Work with Children, 
Emeritus 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department, 

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

Department, Etneritus 
Chief of History Department, Emerilus 
Chief of the Information Office, Emeritus 
Chief of Main Reading Room, Emeritus 
Chief of Music Department, Emeritus 
Chief of Young People's Room, 

Emeritus 

Business Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Business Branch Librarian, 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 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 



Orlando C. Davis 
Edith Guerrier 
Alice M. Jordan 



William C. Maiers 
William J. Ennis 

Lucien E. Taylor 
Laura R. Gibbs 
Elizabeth B. Boudreau 
William J. MuUoney 
Richard G. Appel 

Mary C. Toy 

JMary W. Dietrichson 
Dorothy M. Lovett 

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



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Expenditures for Personnel: 

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

employees) 

Sunday and Evening, Extra and other service . 

Expenditures for Contractual Services: 

Communications 

Light, heat, and power 

Professional and technical sei'vices 
Recording and judicial services .... 
Removal and disposal of garbage and waste 
Repairs and maintenance of buildings and 

structures 

Repairs and servicing of equipment 
Transportation of persons 
Miscellaneous contractual services 

Expenditures for Supplies and Materials: 

Automotive 

Heating 

Household 

Medical and hospital 

Office .... 

Miscellaneous . 

Books: 

City appropriation . . . $260,654 . 53 
Trust funds income . . . 44,698.66 



Manuscripts: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Periodicals: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Newspapers: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Microfilms and microprints: 
City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

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

Recordings: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Films: 

Citj' appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Miscellaneous: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 



$5,893.76 



$19,632.29 
656.24 



^3,115.87 
1,660.41 



1,152.20 
705.61 



$949.41 
2,866.69 



,501.92 
122.78 



$10,287.49 



$8,703.93 
2,008.36 



,172,420.22 
306,911.54 



$16,973.80 

69,467.38 

6,733.04 

2,542.85 

15.00 

76,638.99 
5,143.16 
4,234.65 

47,589.35 



$15.46 
15,934.77 
10,142.36 

100.57 
57,135.53 
17,788.98 



305,353.19 

5,893.76 

20,288.53 

4,776.28 

1,857.81 

3,816.10 

6,624.70 

10,287.49 

10,712.29 



2,479,331 . 76 



229,338.22 



470,727.82 



Carried forward $3,179,397.80 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1956 

Receipts from: 

General appropriation 1956 $3,341,639.90 



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

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg . . $25.00 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 

Foundation . . 50.00 

Departmental Equipment Loan .... 
1956 Departmental Equipment Loan Revenue . 
Construction of buildings and original equipment 
and furnishings thereof — revenue . 



58,401 . 72 
16,206.14 
700.00 



75.00 

80,000.00 

2,007.36 

48,000.00 



$3,547,030.12 



Carried forward 



},547,030. 12 



[98] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Brought forward $3,179,397.80 



Expenditures for Ccrrext Charges and Obligations: 

Insurance $866.50 

Rent 73,559.53 

Expenditures for EgriPMENT: 

Electrical and mechanical machinery and equip- 
ment ' . . $26.16 

Household furniture and equipment . . . 49.50 

Office furniture and equipment .... 4,688.05 

Miscellaneous equipment 1,154.41 

Remodeling, Recox.struction and Extraordinary Repairs 
To Buildings 



Roof Repairs 

Departmental Equipment Loan 

Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment and 
Furnishings Thereof 



Special Items: 

Trust Funds income, scholarships . $300 . 00 

Trust Funds income, sick benefits . 500.00 

Trust Funds income, miscellaneous . 1,148. 19 
Dr. Samuel A. Green Memorial Fund, 

miscellaneous 5,546.20 

Gifts for Immediate Use: 

Anonymous C .... $9.94 

Anne V.Becker .... 3.95 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg . . 25.25 

JohnF. Gadsby .... 1.56 

Trustees' Fund . . . . 75.18 
Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 

Foundation . . . . 50.00 



$7,494.39 



Grants : 

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



Binding and Printi.vg* Departments: 

Salaries 

Gas . . . . . . 

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

Household supplies and materials . 
Office supplies and materials . 
Miscellaneous supplies and materials 
Electrical and mechanical materials 



165.88 



624.97 



$99,362.08 

84.41 

190.42 

1.20 

112.17 

3.00 

1.60 

1.85 

7,169.54 

32.96 



74,426.03 



5,918.12 

1,383.00 

6,045.50 

51,260.95 

102,869.62 



8,285.24 



106,959.23 



Carried forward $3,536,545.49 



* Printing Department tran.sferred to City of Boston Administrative Services Department^ 
Printing Section, March 14, 1956. 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1956 

Brought forward $3,547,030.12 

Balance Brought Forward from 1955: 

Trust funds income $26,081.04 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account . . 8,579.21 

Gifts for Immediate Use: 



Anonvmous B ... 


SIOO.OO 


Anonymous C . . . 


10.00 


Anne V. Becker 


5.00 


Centennial Anniversary Fund 


178.00 


Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 


6.60 


Eliza Frissell .... 


3.00 


John F. Gadsby 


1.56 


Helen 0. Storrovv . 


9,868.42 


Lucien E. Taylor . 


100.00 


Trustees' Fund 


108.07 


Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggir 


I 


Foundation 


50.00 




10.430.65 



Grants: 

American Library Association, from Fund for 
Adult Education (For an American Heritage 
Project in 6ve public libraries in the Metro- 
politan area) 

Remodeling, reconstruction, and extraordinary 
repairs to buildings 

Roof repairs 

Departmental Equipment Loan .... 

Construction of buildings and original equipment 
and furnishings thereof 

Revenue on hand 



1,655.89 



79,500.00 

400,000.00 

41,748.62 

281,922.09 
1,367.96 



851,285.46 



Carried forward $4,398,315.58 



[100] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought fonvard .... 

Amounts Paid into the City Treasury 

Fines 

Sale of publications 
Paj'ments for lost books and damages 
Commission on coin locks . 
Commission on telephone stations 
Sale of waste paper 
Payroll reimbursement . 
■Miscellaneous fees .... 
Miscellaneous receipts . 



Bala.nxe, December 31, 1956: 

Trust funds income . . . . , 
James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 



$3,536,545.49 



Gifts for Immediate Use: 
Anonymous B . . . 
Anonymous C . . . 
Anne V. Becker . 
Centennial Anniversary Fund 
-Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg . 
ICliza Frissell 
Helen O. Storrow 
Lucien E. Taylor 
Trustees' Fund . 
Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 
Foundation . . . . 



$100.00 

.06 

1.05 

178.00 

6.35 

3.00 

9,868.42 

100.00 

32.89 

50.00 



Grants: 

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

Remodeling, reconstruction, and extraordinar\' 
repairs to buildings 

Roof repairs 

Departmental Equipment Loan .... 

1956 Departmental Equipment Loan 

Construction of buildings and original equipment 
and furnishings thereof 

Construction of buildings and original equipment 
and furnishings thereof — revenue . 

General appropriation: 

Amount carried forward to 1957 

appropriation .... $12,668.43 
Surplus credit balance . . 20,882.80 



Income on hand 
To balance . 



$55,635.29 

1,898.51 

2,551.92 

813.47 

988.72 

524.40 

800.00 

10,201.00 

871.24 



$34,582.00 
9,279.21 



10,339.77 



1,030.92 

78,117.00 

393,954.50 

72,487.53 

7.50 

179,052.47 

48,000.00 



33,551 . 23 



74,284.55 



860,402.13 
1,432.38 

$4,472,664.55 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1956 



Brought forward $4,398,315.58 



Receipts feom: 

Fines 

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



;55,491.34 

1,902.63 

2,543.02 

984.52 

988.72 

524.40 

800.00 

10,229.00 

885.34 



74,348.97 



To balance 



$4,472,664.55 



CiTT OF B0ST0>J 
AOMI.VISTRATIVB SeHVICEP DEPARTMENT 

Phin-tixg "^^^^ Skction 



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