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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
1961 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 




TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SIDNEY R. RABB 

President 
Term expires April 30, 1964 



EDWARD G. MURRAY 

Vice President 
Term expires April 30, 1962 



ERWIN D. CANHAM 

Term expires April 30, 1963 



PATRICK F. McDonald 

Term expires April 30, 1961 



AUGUSTIN H. PARKER, Jr. 
Term expires April 30, 1965 



MILTON E. LORD 
Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 



1 — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1961 ... 1 



II — Appropriations and Expenditures for Personnel, 

1930-1961 3 



III — Appropriations and Expenditures for Books . 10 

IV — Personnel 14 



V — Count of Books, Films, Recordings, and Other 

Library Materials 29 



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

VII — The Catalogs 43 

VIII — Binding 44 

IX — Programs and Exhibitions 45 

X — Trust Funds 64 

XI — Officers of the Library, as of December 31, 1961 88 

Financial Statement 93 



Boston Public Library 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930-1961 

Total Expenditures, 1930-1961 





FROM ANNUAL 
CITY 


FROM SPECIAL 
CITY 


FROM 

INCOME OF 


FROM 
GIFTS FOR 


TEAB 


APPROPRIATION 


APPROPRIATION 


TRUST FUNDS 


IMMEDIATE 


USE TOTAL 


1930 


$1,132,520.06 


$237,962.11 


$22,796.21 




$1,393,278.38 


1935 


1,139,114.88 


36,295.49 


24,496.50 




1,199,906.87 


1940 


1,232,633.01 


52,930.24 


128,403.69 


$88.80 


1,414,055.74 


1945 


1,309,615.79 




42,695.41 


387.68 


1,352,698.88 


1950 


2,573,781.32 


66,786.08 


61,030.37 


2,706.48 


2,704,304 .25 


1955 


3,177,122.03 


13,730.66 


50,459.29 


553.51 


3,241,865.49 


1957 


3,323,135.14 


561,858.60 


65,422.45 


517.24 


3,950,933.43 


1958 


3,277,809.86 


124,322.50 


47,035.72 


137.72 


3,449,305.80 


1959 


3,319,761.18 


78,842.43 


58,093.83 


1,209.89 


3,457,907.33 


1960 


3,216,974.47 


160,842.91 


72,071 .47 


806.54 


[3,450,695.39 


1961 


3,517,407.39 


143,838.51 


85,846.06 


819.14 


3,747,911.10 



DlSTEIBtJTlON OF ExPENDITtlRES FROM AnNUAL CiTY APPROPRIATION, 

1930-1961 



TEAR 


SALARIES 
AND WAGES 


BOOKS AND OTHER 
LIBRARY MATERIALS 


ALL OTHERS 
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 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


316,029.82 


350,780.06 


3,177,122.03 


1957 


2,599,237.17 


320,474.61 


403,423.36 


3,323,135.14 


1958 


2,647,629.20 


263,623.40 


366,557.26 


3,277,809.86 


1959 


2,779,945.63 


173,966.02 


365,849.53 


3,319,761.18 


1960 


2,706,700.30 


182,868.48 


327,405.69 


3,216,974.47 


1961 


2,873,389.28 


263,870.06 


380,148.05 


3,517,407.39 



Distribution of Expenditures from Special City Appropriations, 1930-1961 





CENTRAL LIBRARY 


BRANCH 










FOUNDATIONS 


LIBRARIES 


RELIEF 








ROOF CONSTRUCTION 


NEW 


PROJECTS 


EQUIPMENT 




TEAR 


AND IMPROVEMENTS 


BTHLDINGS 


(WPA, ETC.) 


LOAN 


TOTAL 


1930 


$206,391 .46 


$31,570.65 






$237,962.11 


1935 


4,867.40 


5,705.30 


$25,722.79 




36,295.49 


1940 


14,743.24 




38,187.00 




52,930.24 


1945 












1950 


214.61 


66,571 .47 






66,786.08 


1955 





5,479.28 




$8,251.38 


13,730.66 


1957 


335,791.25 


178,437.45 




47,629.90 


561,858.60 


1958 


430,032.67 


56,881.55 




24,408.28 


124,322.50 


1959 


78,581 .45 






260.98 


78,842.43 


1960 




160,842.91 






160,842.91 


1961 




142,957.56 




880.95 


143,838.51 



2 City Document No. 15 

Distribution of Expenditures from Income of Trust Funds, 1930-1961 



BOOKS AND OTHER 
LIBRABT MATERIALS SALARIES 



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

1935 22,264.83 1,602.67 629.00 24,496.50 

1940 124,618.89 2,070.00 1.714.80 128,403.69 

1945 41,370.31 481.65 843.45 42,695.41 

1950 60,530.37 100.00 400.00 61,030.37 

1955 45,519.55 2,207.90 2,731.84 50,459.29 

1957 61,894.25 3,528.20 65,422.45 

1958 45,559.77 350.00 1,125.95 47,035.72 

1959 56,810.59 541.34 741.90 58,093.83 

1960 68,663.46 886.00 2,522.01 72,071.47 

1961 72,014.60 939.25 12,892.21 85,846.06 



Distribution of Expenditures from Gifts for Immediate Use, 1930 - 1961 

BOOKS AND OTHER 

TEAR LIBRABT MATERIALS 

1930 

1935 

1940 $88.80 

1945 387.68 

1950 2,706.48 

1955 553.51 

1957 517.24 

1958 137.72 

1959 1,209.89 

1960 806.54 

1961 819.14 



Boston Public Library 



II 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 

PERSONNEL, 1930-1961 

Total Appropriations and Expenditures for All Personnel, 1930 - 1961 



TEAR 


AMOUNT 
APPROPRIATED 


AMOUNT 
EXPENDED 


UNEXPENDED 
BALANCE 


1930 


$812,000 .00 


$809,530.41 


$2,469.59 


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 


1955 


2,600,000 .00 


2,510,312.15 


89,687.85** 


1957 


2,624,000.00 


2,599,237.17 


24,762. 83t 


1958 


2,671,000.00 


2,647,629.20 


23,370. 80t 


1959 


2,804,545.00 


2,779,945.63 


24,599. 37 § 


1960 


2,716,000.00 


2,706,700.30 


9,299.701 


1961 


2,880,000 .00 


2,873,389.28 


6,610.7211 



* $18,775.53 transferred to other accounts of the Library; S489.07 reverted to the City Treas- 
ury. 
** $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, 
t $24,761.00 transferred to other accounts of the Library; $1.83 reverted to the City Treasury, 
t $8,475.00 transferred to other accounts of the Library; $14,895.80 reverted to the City 

Treasurv. 
§ $22,000.00 transferred to other accounts of the Library; $2,599.37 reverted to the City 

Treasury. 
II $9,299.70 reverted to the City Treasury, 
i $6,590.28 transferred to other accounts of the Library; $20.44 reverted to the City Treasury 



Changes Year by Year in Total Expenditures for All Personnel, 




1930 


-1961 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OF 




FOR SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


TEAR 


FOR ALL PERSONNEL 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.26 






1930 


809,530.41 


+5.1% 


+5.1% 


1935 


912,339.26 


+ 11.0% 


+ 18.3% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


+ 1.2% 


+35.7% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


+0.5% 


+38.2% 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


+4.0% 


+ 173.8% 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


-5.5% 


+225.7% 


1957 


2,599,237.17 


+0.8% 


+237.3% 


1958 


2,647,629.20 


+ 1.8% 


+243.6% 


1959 


2,779,945.63 


+5.0% 


+260.8% 


1960 


2,706,700.30 


-2.6% 


+251.4% 


1961 


2,873,389.28 


+6.2% 


+272.9% 


Changes Year 


BY Year in Total 


Expenditures for 


Regular Service 




(Full-Time Persc 


>nnel), 1930-1961 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OF 




FOR SALARIES AND WAGEa 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR REGULAR SERVICE 


PRECEDING YBAB 


PROM 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% 


1955 


2,227,715.52 


-5.3% 


+ 235.4% 


1957 


2,295,255.53 


+ 1.0% 


+245.6% 


1958 


2,360,770.13 


+2.8% 


+255.6% 


1959 


2,500,861.09 


+5.9% 


+276.7% 


1960 


2,467,556.81 


—1.3% 


+271 .8% 


1961 


2,624,704.09 


+6.4% 


+295.2% 



City Document No. 15 



Changes Year By Year in Total. Expenditures for Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel, Etc.), 1930 - 1961 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OP 




FOR BALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


TEAB 


FOR EXTRA SERVICE 


PRECEDING TEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 






1930 


112,214.67 


+7.8% 


+7.8% 


1935 


96,330.61 


—13.8% 


-7.4% 


1940 


89,517.71 


+4.3% 


—11.6% 


1945 


120,536.62 


—1.1% 


+ 15.8% 


1950 


271,210.95 


+3.2% 


+ 160.6% 


1955 


282,596.63 


—6.6% 


+ 171.6% 


1957 


303,981.64 


—0.9% 


+ 192.3% 


1958 


286,859.07 


—6.0% 


+ 175.8% 


1959 


279,084.54 


—2.7% 


+ 168.3% 


1960 


239,143.39 


—14.3% 


+ 129.9% 


1961 


248,685.19 


+3.9% 


+ 139.0% 



Boston Public Library 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1961 

Summary 

Director's Office and Office of Records, Files, Statistics 
Regular Service $76,126.23 

Extra Service: 

Evening and Holiday Service $6.36 6.36 



Total Expenditures for Director's 
Statistics 


5 OflBce and Office of Records, Files, 


$76,132.59 


Division of Home Reading and < 
Regular Service 
Extra Service: 
Part-time Service 
Evening and Holiday Service 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 
By the Hour 
Evening and Holiday 
Sunday Service 


Community Services 

$1,310,293.44 

$136,587.07 
1,935.28 

8,008.96 
9,056.57 
5,901.61 161,489.49 




Total Expenditures for Division 
Services 


of Home Reading and Community 


1,471,782.93 


Division of Reference and Research Services 

Regular Service $656,563 . 1 1 





Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $44, 1 64 . 80 

Evening and Holiday Service 2,612.88 

Sunday Service 15,277 . 34 62,055 . 02 

Total Expenditures for Division of Reference and Research Services 718,618 . 13 

Division of Library Operations 

Regular Service $490,391 .99 
Extra Service: 



Part-time Service $333 .51 
Evening and Holiday Service 2,305 .44 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 

Evening and Holiday Service 6,481 .05 
Sunday Service 8,607.22 


17,727.22 

$52,830.18 
7,185.46 

$38,499.14 
221.64 




Total Expenditures for Division of Library Operations 

Division of Information 

Regular Service 

Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $6,292 . 10 
Evening and HoHday Service 151.78 
Sunday Service 741.58 


508,119.21 


Total Expenditures for Division of Information 

Division of Personnel 

Regular Service 

Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $211.59 
Evening and Holiday Service 10 .05 


60,015.64 


Total Expenditures for Division of Personnel 
Total Expenditures for All Personnel 




38,720.78 
$2,873,389.28 



6 City Document No. 15 

expenditures for personnel in director's office and 

OFFICE OF RECORDS, FILES, STATISTICS, 1961 

REGULAR PART-TIME EVENING AND atJNDAY TOTAL 

UNIT SERVICE SERVICE HOLIDAY SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE 

Director's Office $62,131.62 $6.36 — $62,137.98 

Office of Records, Filea, 

Statistics 13,994.61 13,994.61 

Total Expenditures for 
Director's Office and 
Office of Records, Files, 
Statistics $76,126.23 $6.36 $76,132.59 



L Boston Public Library 7 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF HOME READING AND 

COMMUNITY SERVICES, 1961 



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

Department 
Central Book Stock : 

Branch Issue Section 
Central Charging Records 
Open Shelf Department 
Branch Libraries 



BEGULAB 
8EBV1CB 

$92,970.78 
29,625.76 
25,594.35 



47,275.86 

70,902.23 

96,014.41 

913,990.09 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 



$3,644.88 
208.05 



33,919.96 3,094.55 



1,961.78 

10,823.11 

7,292.34 

109,562.36 



janitorial and 

cleaning: evening, 

bt the hour holiidat 

and evening and 

and h0lij3at sunday 

service service 



$17,065 53 



$459 . 90 
631.30 



— 631 37 



42.00 
3,007 98 
3,031 60 

32 74 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$93,430.68 
33,901.94 
25,802.40 

37,645.88 

49,279.64 

84,733.32 

106,338 35 

1,040,650.72 



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

Branch Libraries 
Adams Street 
Allston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
Egleston Square 
Faneuil 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Lower Mills 
Mattapan 
Memorial 
Mt. Bowdoin 
Mt. Pleasant 
North End 
Orient Heights 
Parker Hill 
Roslindale 
South Boston 
South End 
Uphams Comer 
Washington Village 
West Roxbury 
Bookmobile Service 

Total Expenditures for 
Branch Libraries 



$1,310,293.44 $136,587.07 $17,065. 53 $7,836. 89 $1,471,782.93 



$44,101.49 
31,744.66 
30,029.62 
34,843.32 
36,180. 86 
30,283.49 
34,053.16 
28,178.07 
40,900.74 
31,570.56 
35,307.56 
31,547.47 
23,541 . 19 
45,000.33 
20,028.71 
28,416.29 
19,330.28 
30,116.35 
18,372.32 
37,485.36 
41,122.65 
43,087.25 
22,308.86 
35,041.77 
27,779.87 
46,502.91 
67,114.95 



$5,159.80 


$160.70 


1,712.83 
2,798.45 




1,598. 67 


4,243.50 


1,925.11 


5,298.95 





5,912.28 


68.51 


3,856.68 






3,526.20 


403.39 


4,958.46 


450.89 


5,332.20 


99.30 


3,528.50 


81.26 


3,229.25 


1,573 20 


3,067.65 


2,870.40 


4,258.68 


649.87 


3,090.13 






2,741.75 
2,609.98 








3,966.39 


260.39 


2,512.25 


2,870.40 


2,838.55 


1,591.53 


4,782.24 


2,197.54 


5,247.75 


156.38 


2,014.99 






5,088.29 






3,859.06 


28.16 


4,120.57 


79.83 


9,806.98 







$32 . 74 



$49,421.99 
33,457.49 
34,426.74 
41,011.93 
41,479.81 
36,264.28 
37,909.84 
32,107.66 
46,310.09 
37,002.06 
38,917.32 
36,349 . 92 
29,479.24 
49,908.88 
23,118.84 
31,158.04 
21,940.26 
34,343.13 
23,754.97 
41,915.44 
48,102.43 
48,491.38 
24,323.85 
40,130.06 
31,667.09 
50,703.31 
76,954.67 



$913,990.09 $109,562.36 $17,065.53 $32.74 $1,040,650.72 



I 



City Document No. 15 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND 
RESEARCH SERVICES, 1961 



12,347.94 



REGtJLAB 
UNIT 8EBVICE 

Executive Staff $28,026 . 65 

Development and Arrangement 
of Collections: 
Book Selection Department 
Cataloging and Classifica- 
tion Department 
Reader Services: 
Book Stack Service 
General Reference Services 
General Reference De- 
partment 
Maps Department 
Periodical and News- 
paper Department 
The Arts: 

Fine Arts Department 
Music Department 
The Humanities: 

History Department 
The Social Sciences: 
Education Department 
Government Documents 

Department 
Kirstein Business Branch 
Social Sciences Depart- 
ment 
Science and Technology: 
Science and Technology 
Department 
Print Department 
Rare Book Department 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 



EVENIlNja A^fD 

HOLIDAY StlNDAT 

SERVICE SERVICE 



TOTAL 

SERVICE 



$867.72 $28,894. 



12,347.04 



24,515.35 


$4,791.53 






129,306.83 


32,969.83 


14,749.03 


$2,455.12 


6,595.78 


156,769.70 


34,608.57 
4,211.42 


1,591.10 


18.00 


957.02 
16.00 


37,174.69 
4,227.42 






41,021.01 


5,845.53 


13.41 


1,853.35 


48,733.30 


45,943.69 
17,980.48 


4,091.36 
1,117.24 


33.00 


1,506.51 
535.13 


51,574.56 
19,632.85 




27,790.70 






433.37 


28,224.07 






18,598.44 


1,800.80 


10.01 


553 . 17 


20,962.42 


25,502.64 
53,630.26 


2,154.04 
1,301.77 


6.70 
53.65 


678.27 


28,341.65 
54,985.68 



7,613.78 



37,538.57 
10,651.52 
33,612.26 



5,397.02 
1,325.38 



19.80 1,049.72 
3.19 231.30 



7,613.78 



44,005.11 
10,651.52 
35,172.13 



Total Expenditures for 
Division of Reference 
and Research Serv- 



$656,563.11 $44,164.80 $2,612. 88 $15,277. 34 $718,618.13 



EXPENDITURES FOR 
LIBRARY 



UNIT 


REGULAR 
SERVICE 


Business Office 


$23,317.06 


Shipping and Receiving 




Section 


10,335.81 


Stock and Supplies Sec- 




tion 


8,380.80 


Accounting Department 


27,241.80 


Binding Department 


92,029.98 


Book Preparation Depart- 




ment 


62,451.63 


Book Purchasing Depart- 




ment 


58,983 . 10 


Buildings Department 


207,651.81 


Total Expenditures for 




Division of Library 




Operations 


$490,391.99 



PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF 
OPERATIONS, 1961 

JANITORIAL AND 

cleaning; EVENING. 

EVENING AND HOLIDAY 

PART-TIME HOLIDAY AND AND SUNDAY 

SERVICE SUNDAY SERVICE SERVICE 



$22.43 



311.08 



$55.51 



1,396.10 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$23,339.49 

10,391.32 

8,380.80 
28,637.90 
92,029.98 



$15,088.27 



853.83 63,305.46 



59,294.18 
222,740.08 



$333.51 $15,088.27 $2,305.44 $508,119.21 



Boston Public Library 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF 
INFORMATION, 1961 



UNIT 

Division Office 
Information Office 
Exhibits Office 


REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$16,885.12 
22,291.39 
13,653.67 


PART-TIME 
SERVICE 


EVENING AND 
HOLIDAY 
SERVICE 


SUNDAT 
SERVICE 


TOTAL 
8BEVICB 

$16,885.12 
29,376.20 
13,754.32 


$6,292.10 


$83.45 
68.33 


$709.26 
32.32 




Total Expenditures for 
Division of Informa- 
tion 


$52,830.18 


$6,292 . 10 


$151.78 


$741.58 


$60,015.64 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF 
PERSONNEL, 1961 



UNIT 

Personnel Office 


REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$38,499.14 


PART-TIME 
SERVICE 

$211.59 


EVENING AND 
HOLIDAY 
SERVICE 

$10.05 


SUNDAY 
SERVICE 


TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$38,720.78 




Total Expenditures for 
Division of Personnel 


$38,499.14 


$211.59 


$10.05 




$38,720.78 



RECAPITULATION 

Regular Service 

Full-time Members of the Staff 
Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $187,589.07 

Evening and Holiday Service 7,021 .79 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 

By the Hour 8,008.96 

Evening and Holiday Service 15,537.62 

Sunday Service 8,607 . 22 

Sunday Service 21 ,920 . 53 

Total Expenditures for All Personnel 



$2,624,704 09 



248,685.19 
$2,873,389 .28 



10 City Document No. 15 



III 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 

BOOKS 

City Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and 
Other Library Materials, 1930-1961 

1930 $160,000 

1931 175,000 

1932 160,000 

1933 75,000 

1934 100,000 

1935 100,000 

1936 55,000 

1937 75,000 

1938 73,875 

1939 55,000 

1940 57,500 

1941 75,000 

1942 88,000 

1943 75,000 

1944 80,000 

1945 85,000 

1946 90,000 

1947 125,000 

1948 125,000 

1949 125,000 

1950 150,000 

1951 230,000 

1952 217,500 

1953 277,500 

1954 262,875 

1955 325,000 

1956 314,000 

1957 291,942 

1958 263,900 

1959 170,670 

1960 182,870 

1961 263,870 



Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 

1930- 1961 



YEAR 


FROM CITY rtlNDB 


FROM INCOME 
OF TRUST FUNDS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$159,999.97 


$22,466.21 


$182,466.18 


1935 


99,233.95 


22,264.83 


121,498.78 


1940 


57,499.94 


124,618.89 


182,118.83 


1945 


81,701.74 


41,370.31 


123,072.05 


1950 


147,498.16 


60,530.37 


208,028.53 


1955 


316,029.82 


45,519.55 


361,549.37 


1957 


320,474.61 


61,894.25 


382,368.86 


1958 


263,623.40 


45,559.77 


309,183.17 


1959 


173,966.02 


56,810.59 


230,776.61 


1960 


182,868.48 


68,663.46 


251,531.94 


1961 


263,870.06 


74,536.61 


338,406.67 



Boston Public Library 



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E:;PENDITURES FOR BoOKS 



TEAR 

1935 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 



Total 



1940 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1945 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1950 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1955 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1958 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1959 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1960 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1961 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



AND Other Library Materials 


BT Divisions 


1935 - 1961 






DIVISION OF 


DIVISION OP 




HOME HEADING 


REFERENCE AND 


ENTIRE 


AND COMMUNITY 


RESEARCH 


LIBRARY 


BEBVICE8 


SERVICES 


SYSTEM 


$72,440.78 
1,335.89 


$26,793.17 
20,928.94 

$47,722.11 


$99,233.95 
22,264.83 


$73,776.67 


$121,498.78 


$56,100.44 
9,305 . 14 


$1,399.50 
115,313.75 


$57,499.94 
124,618.89 


$65,405.58 


$116,713.25 


$182,118.83 


$78,211.92 
1,553.76 


$3,489.82 
39,816.55 

$43,306.37 


$81,701.74 
41,370.31 


$79,765.68 


$123,072.05 


$140,501.56 
724.25 


$6,996.60 
59,806.12 


$147,498.16 
60,530.37 


$141,225.81 


$66,802.72 


$208,028.53 


$247,919.39 
917.01 


$68,110.43 
44,602.54 


$316,029.82 
45,519.55 


$248,836.40 


$112,712.97 


$361,549.37 


$213,623.09 
1,132.92 


$50,000.31 
44,426.85 


$263,623.40 
45,559.77 


$214,756.01 


$94,427.16 


$309,183.17 


$146,429.34 
1,771 .33 


$27,526.68 
55,039.26 

$82,575.94 


$173,966.02 
56,810.59 


$148,200.67 


$230,776.61 


$144,214.32 
1,577.68 


$36,854 . 16 
67,085.78 


$182,868.48 
68,663.46 


$145,792.00 


$105,739.94 


$251,531.94 


$198,953.61 
1,825.34 


$64,916.45 
72,711.27 


$263,870.06 
74,536.61 


$200,778.95 


$137,627.72 


$338,406.67 



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City Document No. 15 



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

1930 - 1961 



TEAR 

1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1955 
1957 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




TOTAL 


FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 


PERCENTAGES 


EXPEN^DITURBS 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


FROM CITT FUND3 


FROM CITT FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,132,520.06 


$159,999.97 


14.12% 


1,139,114.88 


99,233.95 


8.11% 


1,232,633.01 


57,499.94 


4.66% 


1,309,615.79 


81,701.74 


6.24% 


2,573,781.32 


147,498.16 


5.73% 


3,177,122.03 


316,029.82 


9.94% 


3,323,135.14 


320,474.61 


9.93% 


3,277,809.86 


263,623.40 


8.04% 


3,319,761.18 


173,966.02 


5.24% 


3,216,974.47 


182,868.48 


5.68% 


3,517,407.39 


263,870.06 


7.50% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures, 

1930 - 1961 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1955 
1957 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FROM CITT FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 
LIBRART MATERIALS 


PERCENTAGES 


AND TRUST FUNDS 


FROM CITT FUNDS 


OF EXPENDITURES 




AND TRUST FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,155,316.27 


$182,466.18 


15.79% 


1,163,611.38 


121,498.78 


10.44% 


1,361,036.70 


182,118.83 


13.38% 


1,352,311.20 


123,072.05 


8.85% 


2,634,311.69 


208,028.53 


7.90% 


3,227,581.32 


361,549.37 


11.20% 


3,388,557.59 


382,368.86 


11.28% 


3,324,845.58 


309,183.17 


9.30% 


3,377,855.01 


230,776.61 


6.83% 


3,289,045.94 


251,531 .94 


7.65% 


3,603,253.45 


338,406.67 


9.39% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 
Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 
1930 - 1961 



TEAR 

1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1955 
1957 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOB SALARIES 

AND WAGES 

FROM CITT FUNDS 

530.41 
,339.26 
735 .40 
,343.72 
,771.34 
,312.15 
,237.17 
,629.20 
,945.63 
,700.30 
,389.28 



912 
1,045; 
1,064 
2,109 
2,510 
2,599 
2,647 
2,779 
2,706 
2,873 



84% 
90% 
95% 
93% 
93% 
89% 
89% 
91% 
94% 
94% 
92% 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR BOOKS 

FROM CITT FUNDS 

$159,999.97 

99,233.95 

57,499.94 

81,701.74 

147,498.16 

316,029.82 

320,474.61 

263,623.40 

173,966.02 

182,868.48 

263,870.06 



16% 
10% 

5% 
7% 
7% 
11% 
11% 
9% 
6% 
6% 
8% 



$969,530.38 
1,011,573.21 
1,103,235.34 
1,146,045.46 
2,257,269.50 
2,826,341.97 
2,919,711.78 
2,911,252.60 
2,953,911.65 
2,889,568.78 
3,137,259.34 



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



Boston Public Library 



13 



Percentages of A^fNUAL Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other. 

1930 - 1961 





TOTAL EXPENDITUBES 
FOR SALARIES AND 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES 










WAGES FROM CITV 




FOB BOOKS FROM 










FUNDS AND TRUST 




CITY FUNDS AND 








YEAB 


FUNDS 


% 


TRUST FUNDS 


% 


TOTAL 


/O 


1930 


$809,710.41 


82% 


$182,466.18 


18% 


$992,176.59 


100% 


1935 


913,941.93 


88% 


121,498.78 


12% 


1,035,440.71 


100% 


1940 


1,047,805.40 


85% 


182,118.83 


15% 


1,229,924.23 


100% 


1945 


1,064,825.37 


90% 


123,072.05 


10% 


1,187,897.42 


100% 


1950 


2,109,871.34 


91% 


208,028.53 


9% 


2,317,899.87 


100% 


1955 


2,512,520.05 


87% 


361,549.37 


13% 


2,874,069.42 


100% 


1957 


2,599,237.17 


87% 


382,368.86 


13% 


2,981,606.03 


100% 


1958 


2,647,979.20 


89% 


309,183.17 


11% 


2,957,162.37 


100% 


1959 


2,780,486.97 


92% 


230,776.61 


8% 


3,011,263.58 


100% 


1960 


2,707,586.30 


91% 


251,531.95 


9% 


2,959,118.25 


100% 


1961 


2,874,328.53 


89% 


338,406.67 


11% 


3,212,735.20 


100% 



Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1961 





REQUESTED 
FOB SALARIES 




REQUESTED FOR 
BOOKS AND OTHER 








YEAR 


AND WAGES 


% 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$812,000.00 


84% 


$150,000.00 


16% 


$962,000.00 


100% 


1935 


937,187.75 


86% 


150,000.00 


14% 


1,087,187.75 


100% 


1940 


1,096,830.57 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1,246,830.57 


100% 


1945 


1,065,000.00 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1,215,000.00 


100% 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


93% 


150,000.00 


7% 


2,260,000.00 


100% 


1955 


2,618,000.00 


88% 


350,100.00 


12% 


2,968,100.00 


100% 


1957 


2,666,407.00 


87% 


400,000.00 


13% 


3,066,407.00 


100% 


1958 


2,836,450.00 


87% 


405,000.00 


13% 


3,241,450.00 


100% 


1959 


2,604,465.00 


87% 


406,500.00 


13% 


3,010,965.00 


100% 


1960 


2,761,000.00 


94% 


184,420.00 


6% 


2,896,420.00 


100% 


1961 


2,880,000.00 


91% 


270,720.00 


9% 


3,150,720.00 


100% 



14 



City Document No. 15 



IV 



PERSONNEL 

Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1929 - 1961 





TOTAL EXPENDITUBE8 




TOTAL PERSONNEL 






FOB SALARIES AND 




AS OF 






■WAGES FOB ALL 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31 ST 


% OF CHANGE 


TEAB 


PERSONNEL 


FBOM 1929 


IN EACH TEAR 


FBOM 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% 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


+225.9% 


742 


+23.3% 


1957 


2,599,237.17 


+ 237.3% 


694 


+ 15.3% 


1958 


2,647,629.20 


+243.6% 


675 


+ 12.1% 


1959 


2,779,945.63 


+260.8% 


656 


+9.0% 


1960 


2,706,700.30 


+251.4% 


594 


-1 .3% 


1961 


2,873,389.28 


+273.0% 


619 


+2.8% 




Cost and Number 


OF Regular 1 


Service, 1929-1961 








TOTAL NUMBER OF 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOB 




REGULAR SERVICE AS 






SALARIES AND WAGES 


% OF CHANGE 


OF DECEMBEB 31 ST 


% OF CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR REGULAR SERVICE 


FBOM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 




475 




1930 


694,183.74 


+4.6% 


512 


+ 7.8% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+20.4% 


571 


+ 20.2% 


1940 


954,292.69 


+43.7% 


543 


+ 14.3% 


1945 


940,227.10 


+41.6% 


516 


+8.6% 


1950 


1,838,560.39 


+ 176.8% 


584 


+22.2% 


1955 


2,227,715.52 


+235.6% 


593 


+24.8% 


1957 


2,295,255.53 


+245.6% 


566 


+ 19.2% 


1958 


2,360,770.13 


+255.6% 


547 


+ 15.2% 


1959 


2,500,861.09 


+276.7% 


547 


+ 15.2% 


1960 


2,467,556.81 


+271.7% 


496 


+4.4% 


1961 


2,624,704.09 


+295.4% 


542 


+ 14.1% 



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

1929 - 1961 









TOTAL EXTBA SEBVICE 










PERSONNEL IN TERMS 










OF EQUIVALENT OF 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 






FOR SALARIES AND 




AS OF 






■WAGES FOR EXTRA 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBEB 31 8T 


% OF CHANGE 


TEAB 


SEBVICE 


FBOM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FBOM 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% 


1955 


282,596.63 


+ 171.6% 


149 


+ 17.3% 


1957 


303,981.64 


+ 192.3% 


128 


+0.8% 


1958 


286,859.07 


+ 175.8% 


128 


+0.8% 


1959 


279,084.54 


+ 168.3% 


109 


-14.2% 


1960 


239,143.49 


+ 129.9% 


98 


—22.8% 


1961 


248,685.19 


+ 139.0% 


77 


—39.4% 



Boston Public Library 



15 



DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS, 1929 - 1961 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1960 1961 

General Administrative Offices 14 11 13 22 26 24 

Director's Office and Office of 

Records, Files, Statistics^ 10 10 

Circulation Division 210 254 257 237 256 

Division of Home Reading and 

Community Services 286 247 260 

Reference Division 132 160 183 143 168 

Division of Reference and Re- 
search Services 137 119 142 

Division of Business Operations 119 138 127 112 138 132 

Division of Library Operations 106 111 

Division of Information^ - — 8 12 

Division of Personnel' 6 7 

Total 475 563 580 514 588 579 496 542 

I Prior to October 15, 1958, included uader General Administrative OflSces. 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1961 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES' 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1960 1961 

Executive Department 11 

Editor's Department 1 

Training Class 2 

Training Office 2 

Director's Office U 13 6 9 7 

Exhibits Office 3 

Information Office 6 6 3 

Personnel Office 5 7 7 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 3 4 4 

Total 14 11 13 22 26 24 

I General Adminiatrative Offices as such discontinued as of October 15, 1958. 



16 



City Document No. 15 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1961 
DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICESi 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1960 

Circulation Division, Executive 

Staff 8 9 8 14 

Division of Home Reading and 
Community Services, Execu- 
tive Staff 12 14 

Audio- Visual Center^ 

Audio-Visual Department 8 6 

Branch Department 25 

Central Office, Branch Libraries 26 21 

Book Preparation Department^ 5 

Cataloging and Classification 

Department 

Cataloging and Classification 
Department, Circulation Di- 
vision 6 8 

Cataloging and Classification 
Department, Division of Home 
Reading and Community Serv- 
ices 7 6 

Branch Issue Department 10 9 8 

Book Selection Department, 

Circulation Division 2 2 3 

Book Selection Department, 
Division of Home Reading and 

Community Services 5 5 

Central Book Stock for Home 
Reading Services:* 

Branch Issue Section* 7 

School Issue Section* 

Central Charging Records^ 22 19 

Registration Department^ 8 9 

Open Shelf Department 6 7 21 20 

Children's Department 8 5 

Young People's Room^ 5 4 4 

School Issue Department* 8 5 8 5 

Branch Libraries: 



Adams Street^ 

AUston 

Andrew Square* 

Boylston^ 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Pointi" 

Codman Square 

ConnoUy 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Egleston Square" 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum^* 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point's 

Kirsteini* 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 



4 8 8 7 7 7 7 

4 5 5 

4 5 7 

7 6 7 7 7 5 6 

8 9 9 6 8 8 6 

2 4 4 4 5 4 

7 8 8 7 8 7 7 

— 7 8 7 6 

6 7 7 6 7 6 6 
11 11 10 8 8 8 6 

— 8 9 

3 7 7 6 6 6 5 

7 6 7 6 

7 7 7 6 7 6 7 

6 5 6 5 8 6 6 

3 5 6 6 5 4 

— 3 4 

3 4 4 4 4 3 4 

5 9 10 9 9 8 8 



Boston Public Library 



17 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1961 
DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES^ 



Branch Libraries: 



DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3i DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1960 1961 



Memorial 


9 


12 


11 


8 


8 


5 


3 


4 


Mount Bowdoin 


7 


6 


6 


6 


7 


6 


6 


6 


Mount Pleasant 


3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


3 


5 


Neponset^^ 


3 


3 


3 


3 


4 


3 






North End 


8 


10 


10 


8 


9 


7 


5 


6 


Orient Heights 


3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


3 


3 


Parker Hill 


3 


8 


8 


7 


7 


7 


7 


6 


Phillips Brooksi« 




3 


3 


3 


3 


2 






Roslindale 


5 


7 


7 


7 


6 


7 


7 


10 


Roxbury Crossing" 


4 


4 














South Bostonis 


8 


8 


7 


4 


5 


5 


8 


8 


South End 


8 


7 


6 


5 


6 


5 


4 


5 


Tyler Street Reading Room" 


4 


4 














Uphams Corner 


10 


9 


10 


8 


8 


7 


6 


7 


Washington Village 









6 


7 


5 


6 


7 


West End2» 


9 


9 


9 


9 


10 


9 






West Roxbury 


6 


8 


8 


7 


9 


8 


8 


8 


Bookmobile Service^' 












10 


13 


17 


Hospital Library Service^* 












2 








210 


254 


257 


237 


256 


286 


247 


260 



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

' Changed from Circulation Division to Division of Home Reading and Community Services May 19, 1950. 

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

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

« Branch Issue Department and School Issue Department brought together under one head as of January 2, 
1957, as Central Book Stock for Home Reading Services — Branch Issue Section and School Issue Section. 
School Issue Section closed April 28, 1960. 

6 Registration Department incorporated into Central Charging Records April 1, 1953. 

^ Young People's Room became Children's Section, Open Shelf Department as of November 17, 1952. 

' 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. 
i« Branch Library closed October 30, 1957. 
'I Branch Library opened July 8, 1953. 

12 Branch Library closed March 15, 1949. 

13 Branch Library closed June 29, 1956. 
1* Branch Library closed July 1, 1940. 

15 Branch Library closed December 31, 1956. 

w Branch Library closed August 31, 1966. 

1' Branch Library closed July 1, 1938. 

18 Branch Library closed May 20, 1957, on account of fire; reopened in new buUding October 31, 1957. 

1* Closed as Branch Library July 1, 1938; reopened as Reading Room December 7, 1951; closed as Reading Room 

June 29, 1956. 
»• Branch Library closed April 15, 1960. 

!J Bookmobile Service began: I — February 20, 1950; II — February 20, 1952; III — May 28, 1956. 
" Service began June 4, 1952; Service discontinued April 15, 1960. 



24 24 31 



18 City Document No. 15 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1961 
DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES' 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1960 1961 

Reference Division, Executive 

Staff 6 11 3 6 

Division of Reference and Re- 
search Services, Executive Staff 5 3 6 

Development and Arrangement 
of Collections: 

Book Selection Department 2 

Book Selection Department, 

Reference Division 2 2 2 

Book Selection Department, 
Division of Reference and 
Research Services 2 2 2 

Catalog Department 19 

Shelf Department 15 

Cataloging and Classification 
Department, Reference Divi- 
sion 33 31 27 27 

Cataloging and Classification 
Department, Division of Re- 
ference and Research Serv- 
ices 

Reader Services: 

Information Department- 5 6 ■ 

Open Shelf Department' 9 

Registration^ 8 9 10 

Issue Department 36 40 46 

Book Stack Service 38 46 30 27 30 

General Reference Services : 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodical 25 

Genealogical Department 1 

Bates Hall Reference Desk 5 8 

Bates Hall Center Desk 7 4 

Main Reading Room 

General Reference Department 10 12 7 8 7 

Maps Department 1 

Newspaper Department 2 

Periodical Department 5 

Periodical and Newspaper De- 
partment 10 8 9 8 79 

The Arts: 

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 6 8 
Music Department 43544344 
Science and Technology De- 
partment 4 4 

Patent Department 3 

Rare Book Department 3 

Picture Collection Department 1 

The Humanities : 

History Department 2 5 5 5 5 



Boston Public Library 19 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1960 1961 

The Social Sciences: 
Social Sciences Department 
Statistical Department 
Government Documents De- 
partment 
Teachers Department 
Education Department 
Kirstein Business Branch^ 11 12 14 16 14 8 12 

Science and Technology: 

Science and Technology De- 
partment 10 8 9 9 

Engineering Sciences Depart- 
ment (including Patents) 8 8 

Print Department 3 4 4 2 3 

Rare Book Department 8889846 



5 


5 


4 


4 


5 


5 


1 















4 




1 


o 


3 


4 


4 


5 




11 


12 


14 


16 


14 


8 



Total 132 160 183 143 168 137 119 142 

I Changed from Reference Division to Division of Reference and Research Services May 19, 1950; revised or- 
ganization for administration effective December 30, 1959. 
' Transferred to General Administrative Offices July 1, 1940. 
' Transferred to Circulation Division July 1, 1940. 
• Transferred to Circulation Division March 1, 1940. 
' Senior Building Custodian assigned to Kirsteia Business Branch ia included. 



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DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1961 

DIVISION OF LIBRARY OPERATIONS' 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3] 

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1960 1961 

Division of Business Operations, 

Executive Staff 5 5 

Business Office 3 6 8 45 

Auditor's Department 5 

Auditing Department 5 5 

Accounting Department 7 7 7 5 7 

Ordering Department 13 

Book Purchasing Department 17 17 15 18 16 12 14 

Book Preparation Department^ 9 12 13 13 

Stock Purchasing Department 2 2 2 

Supply Room 4 

Stock and Supplies Section 2 2 

Shipping Department 3 3 2 3 

Shipping and Receiving Section 2 3 

Receiving, Shipping, Stock, and 

Supplies Section 5 

Bindery Department 31 

Binding Department 35 34 26 26 24 19 19 

Printing Department^ 6 6 6 6 5 2 

Engineers Department 41 

Buildings Department 45 39 38 45 44 37 41 

Cleaners 23 20 16 13 15 15 11 7 

Total 119 138 127 112 138 132 106 111 

] Changed from Division of Business Operations to Division of Library Operations October 15, 1958. 

^ Transferred from Circulation Division February 13, 1946. 

s Transferred to City of Boston Administrative Services Department — Printing Section, March 14, 1956. 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1961 
DIVISION OF INFORMATION! 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1960 1961 

Division Office 2 2 

Information Office 4 7 

Exhibits Office 23 

Total 8 12 

1 Established October 15, 1958. 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1961 
DIVISION OF PERSONNELi 



DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 
1929 1934 1939 



Personnel Office 



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

1944 1949 1954 1960 1961 
6 7 



1 Established October 15, 1958. 



Boston Public Libraey 21 

distribution of full-time personnel by categories, 
december 31, 1961 

Library Workers 

General Officers 17 

Bookmobile Librarian 1 

Branch Librarian 26 

Chief 17 

Curator 6 

Readers Advisor 3 

Assistant-in-Charge 1 

Administrative Library Assistant 4 

Adults Librarian 18 

Book Preparation Librarian 1 

Cataloger and Classifier 4 

Children's Librarian 23 

Hospital Librarian 1 

Reference Librarian 7 

Special Library Assistant 1 

Yoimg Adults Librarian 3 

Assistant, 5th Step 1 

Adults Assistant 5 

Audio-Visual Assistant 1 

Book Preparation Assistant 1 

Book Purchasing Assistant 1 

Cataloger 2 

Children's Assistant 1 

Classifier 1 

Curatorial Assistant (Print Department) 1 

Reference Assistant 8 

Professional Library Assistant (5th year library science degree) ... 14 

Professional Library Assistant 38 

General Library Assistant 16 

Pre-Professional Library Assistant 57 

Principal Library Assistant 6 

Senior Library Assistant 31 

Junior Library Assistant 103 

Junior Library Assistant (Temporary) 

Total 443* 

* This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent on Military Leave 
on December 31, 1961, and for whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



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Clerical and Mechanical Workers 

Principal Accountant 1 

Accountant 2 

Senior Clerk and Typist 3 

Statistical Machine Operator 1 

— 7 

Principal Clerk 1 

Senior Clerk 1 

Clerk 3 

— 5 

Chief of Bindery 1 

Bindery Foreman 1 

Bindery Forwarder 6 

Bindery Finisher 2 

Working Forelady of Bindery Sewers 1 

Bindery Sewers 8 

— 19 

Superintendent of Library Buildings 1 

Senior Clerk and Typist 1 

Fire Prevention Inspector 1 

Senior Building Custodian 19 

Junior Building Custodian 19 

Watchman 1 

Cleaner 10 

Head Electrician 1 

Electrician 1 

Electrician's Helper 1 

Working Foreman Carpenter 1 

Carpenter 3 

Working Foreman Painter 1 

Painter 1 

Third-Class Stationary Engineer 3 

Machinist 1 

Mason 1 

Elevator Operator 2 

— 68 

Library Workers 443 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 99 

Total 542* 

* This figure does not iaclude those members of the staff who were absent oa Military Leave 
on December 31, 1961, and for whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



Boston Public Library 23 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE BIBLIOTHECAL SERVICE 

The Library Aide Service 
(Scale established on September 1, 1969) 
Library Aide (by the hour only) 

1st year of employment I .90 per hour 

2nd year of employment $ .95 per hour 

3rd year of employment $1.00 per hour 

4th and subsequent years of employment . . . . $1 .05 per hour 

The Library Assistants Service 
(Scale established on September 1, 1959) 
Junior Library Assistant (by the hour) 

1st year of employment $1.15 per hour 

2nd year of employment $1.26 per hour 

3rd year of employment $1.38 per hour 

4th and subsequent years of employment . . . . $1 .49 per hour 
or at an hourly rate dependent upon the qualifications 
of the individual, and based on the weekly rate paid 
to a Junior Library Assistant. 

(Scale established on January 1, 1958) 
The Library Assistants Service (General) 

LA 1 Junior Library Assistant $2719-$3451 

LA 2 Senior Library Assistant 3243-4119 

LA 3 Principal Library Assistant 3700- 4696 

The Library Assistants Service (Technical) 

LA 4 General Library Assistant $4040-$5132 

LA 5 Book Preparation Assistant 4610- 5852 

LA 5 Book Purchasing Assistant 4610- 5852 

LA 5 Executive Library Assistant 4610- 5852 

LA 6 Administrative Library Assistant .... 5261- 6683 

LA 6 Book Preparation Librarian 5261- 6683 

LA 6 Book Purchasing Librarian 5261- 6683 

.LA 6 Special Library Assistant 5261- 6683 

The Administrative Service 

LA 7 Chief $6003-$7623 

LA 8 Deputy Assistant to the Director .... 6850- 8698 

LA 9 Assistant to the Director 7817- 9929 

LA 10 Assistant Director 10637-13511 



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The Pbe-Professional Library Service 

(Scale established on July 1, 1961) 

PP 1 Pre-Professional Library Assistant 

PP 2 Pre-Professional Library Assistant 

PP 3 Pre-Professional Library Assistant 

PP 4 Pre-Professional Library Assistant 

PP 5 Pre-Professional Library Assistant 



$4016 
4214 
4412 
4610 
4S08 



The Professional Library Service 

(Scale established on July 1, 1961) 

The Technical Library Service 

P 1 Professional Library Assistant $4040-$5132 

P 2 Professional Library Assistant (5th year library 

science degree) $5024-$5852 

P 2 Adults Assistant 5024- 5852 

P 2 Audio- Visual Assistant 5024- 5852 

P 2 Book Selection Assistant 5024- 5852 

P 2 Cataloger 5024- 5852 

P 2 Children's Assistant 5024- 5852 

P 2 Classifier 5024- 5852 

P 2 Curatorial Assistant, Print Department . . . 5024- 5852 

P 2 Hospital Library Assistant 5024- 5852 

P 2 Reference Assistant 5024- 5852 

P 2 Young Adults Assistant 5024- 5852 

P 3 Administrative Library Assistant .... $5261-$6683 

P 3 Adults Librarian 5261- 6683 

P 3 Assistant Curator of Prints 5261- 6683 

P 3 Audio-Visual Librarian 5261- 6683 

P 3 Book Selection Librarian 5261- 6683 

P 3 Cataloger and Classifier 5261- 6683 

P 3 Children's Librarian 5261- 6683 

P 3 Hospital Librarian 5261- 6683 

P 3 Reference Librarian 5261- 6683 

P 3 Young Adults Librarian 5261- 6683 

The Administrative Service 

P 4 Chief $6003-$7623 

P 4 Branch Librarian 6003- 7623 

P 4 Bookmobile Librarian 6003- 7623 

P 5 Coordinator $6850-$8698 

P 5 Deputy Supervisor 6850- 8698 

P 6 Assistant Chief Librarian $7817-$9929 

P 6 Supervisor 7817- 9929 

P 7 Chief Librarian S10637-$1351I 

The Specialist Library Service 

SP 4 Readers Advisor $6003-$7623 

SP 4 Curator $6003-$7623 

SP 6 Keeper $7817-^9929 



Boston Public Library 



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PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE CLERICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICE 



(Scale established on November I, 1961) 



The Clerical Service 

Principal Accountaat 

Senior Accountant 
Accountant 



Clerk 

Statistical Machine Operator 
Senior Clerk 

Senior Clerk and Typist . 
Principal Clerk . 



$6003-$7623 

94.25-114.25 
83.75-101.25 

58.75- 71.25 
61.25- 73.75 
71.25- 83.75 
71.25- 83.75 
104.75-128.50 



The Mechanical Service 

Carpenter, Working Foreman . 
Carpenter 

Electrician, Head 

Electrician 

Electrician's Helper . 

Painter, Working Foreman 
Painter 

Engineer, Third-Class Stationary 
Machinist 

Mason 

Fire Prevention Inspector 

Senior Building Custodian 
Junior Building Custodian 

*Watchman 

Elevator Operator 

Cleaner . . 



$87.25-1104.75 
81.25- 97.75 

87.25-104.75 
81.25- 97.75 
73.75- 87.25 

87.25-104.75 
81.25- 97.75 

81.25- 97.75 
81.25- 97.75 

81.25- 97.75 

81.25- 97.75 

78.75- 94.25 
68.75- 81.25 

68.75- 81.25 

68.75- 81.25 

53.75- 66.25 



(Scale established on August 29, 1960) 

The Mechanical Service — Binding 
Chief of Bindery 



Bindery Foreman 
Bindery Finisher 
Bindery Forwarder . 
Apprentice Bookbinder 



$6003-$7623 
116.19 
112.13 
112.13 

56.07-112.13 



(Scale established on December 7, 1960) 



Bindery Sewer, Working Forelady 
Bindery Sewer .... 
Apprentice Bindery Sewer 



$72.94 

65.44 

51.06- 65.44 



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



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City Document No. 15 



ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1961 



EXAMINATION 



Library Assistants 
Service 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 

506 (65%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 



274 (35%) 780 (100%) 



QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS, 1961 
The Pre-Professional Library Service 



EXAMINATION 



The Boston Public Library 
General Book Selection 
General Reference Work 
The Public Library as an 
Institution 



INDIVIDUALS 
■WHO PASSED 

6 (100%) 
1 (100%) 
1 ( 50%) 

0( 0%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

0( 0%) 

0( 0%) 

1 ( 50%) 

2 (100%) 



6 (100%) 

1 (100%) 

2 (100%) 

2 (100%) 



The Library Assistants Service 



EXAMINATION 



The Boston Public Library 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 

2 ( 67%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

1 ( 33%) 



TOTAL 

3 (100%) 



PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1961 
The Professional Library Service 

Examination 



Literature for Children (P2) 

Visual Materials — Subject 
Knowledge (P2) 

Visual Materials — Applica- 
tion and Techniques of Use (P3) 

Work with Young Adults (P3) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 

1 (100%) 
0( 0%) 

( 0%) 

1 (100%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

0( 0%) 

1 (100%) 

1 (100%) 
0( 0%) 



TOTAL 

1 (100%) 

1 (100%) 

1 (100%) 
1 (100%) 



Boston Public Library 



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RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1961 

Mary A. Flaherty After 10 years of service 

Helen M. Morrison After 15 years of service 

Abigail V. Sweeney After 16 years of service 

Marjorie G. Buck After 24 years of service 

Anna M. Buckmann After 26 years of service 

Delia A. Leonard After 29 years of service 

May C. Burke After 30 years of service 

Alberta P. Kneeland After 30 years of service 

James P. Kenney After 31 years of service 

Mary A. McCarthy After 31 years of service 

Grace C. Chippendale After 34 years of service 

Priscilla S. MacFadden After 34 years of service 

Ethel Kimball After 37 years of service 

Santa M. Koster After 42 years of service 

Cecilia N. McCarthy After 43 years of service 

Anna T. McGuinness After 43 years of service 

Helen M. O'Leary After 43 years of service 

Beatrice Coleman After 49 years of service 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1961 



Robert P. Giddings 
Sinclair H. Hitchings 
Mildred C. O'Connor 
Martin F. Waters 

Helen N. Bickford 
Vera L. Cheves 

Patricia Feeny 
Margaret E. Lewis 
Edward J. Montana 
Minna Steinberg 

Catherine P. Loughman 
Anna L. Manning 



Curator of Music 
Acting Curator of Prints 
Acting Curator of Education 
Curator of Maps 

Young Adults Librarian 
Cataloger and Classifier 

Audio-Visual Assistant 
Children's Assistant 
Reference Assistant 
Reference Assistant 

Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Curator of Education, Emeritus 



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City Document No. 15 



TRAINING COURSES, 1955-1961 



Individuals taking courses 

Total enrollment in all courses 

Passing grades 

Withdrawals 

Cases of incompleted work 

Failures 

Percentage of courses passed 



1955-56 
103 
120 

76 
20 

7 
17 

63% 



1956-57 

57 
83 
59 
19 



5 
71% 



1957-58 1958-59 1959-60 1960-61 



Not 
Given 



Not 
Given 



Not 
Given 



Not 
Given 



Boston Public Library 29 



COUNT OF BOOKS, FILMS, RECORDINGS, AND 
OTHER LIBRARY MATERIALS 

TOTAL NUMBER OF VOLUMES IN THE LIBRARY AS OF 
DECEMBER 31, 1961 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library 1,394,943 

Kirstein Business Branch 39,634 

1,434,577 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Open Shelf Department 67,617 

Central Book Stock: 

Branch Issue Section 60,418 

School Issue Section^ 23,726 

Branch Libraries: 

Adams Street 24,769 

AUston 23,821 

Brighton 20,656 

Charlestown 18,485 

Codman Square 22,788 

Connolly 19,339 

Dorchester 19,576 

East Boston 17,601 

Egleston Square 24,765 

Faneuil 19,933 

Hyde Park 24,317 

Jamaica Plain 21,914 

Lower Mills 15,360 

Mattapan 22,895 

Memorial 17,992 

Mt. Bowdoin 17,067 

Mt. Pleasant 14,224 

North End 17,615 

Orient Heights 11,277 

Parker Hill 18,961 

Roslindale 31,293 

South Boston 24,758 

South End 17,560 

Uphams Corner 20,281 

Washington Village 18,487 

WestEnd^ 11,469 

WestRoxbury 27,367 

Bookmobile Service 49,855 

Hospital Library Service' .... 1,592 

Total for Branch Libraries . . . 596,017 596,017 

Total for Division 747,778 747,778 

Total for Entire Library 2,182,355 

1 Section closed April 28, 1960; book stock kept peading reopening. 

2 Branch Library closed April 15, 1960; book stock kept pending reopening. 

' Service discontinued April 15, 1960; book stock kept pending resumption of services. 



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City Document No. 15 



BOOK STOCK 

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



1852-53 

1853-54 

1854-55 

1855-56 

1856-57 

1857-58 

1858-59 

1859-60 

1860-61 

1861-62 

1862-63 

1863-64 

1864-65 

1865-66 

1866-67 

1867-68 

1868-69 

1869-70 

1870-71 

1871-72 

1872-73 

1873-74 

1874-75 

1875-76 

1876-77 

1877-78 

1878-79 

1879-80 

1880-81 

1881-82 

1882-83 

1883-84 

1884-85 

1885 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896-97 

1897-98 

1898-99 

1899-1900 

1900-01 

1901-02 

1902-03 

1903-04 

1904-05 

1905-06 

1906-07 



9,688 
16,221 
22,617 
28,080 
34,896 
70,851 
78,043 
85,031 
97,386 
105,034 
110,563 
116,934 
123,016 
130,678 
136,080 
144,092 
152,796 
160,573 
179,250 
192,958 
209,456 
260,550 
276,918 
297,873 
321,010 
345,734 
360,963 
377,225 
390,982 
404,221 
422,116 
438,594 
453,947 
460,993 
479,421 
492,956 
505,872 
520,508 
536,027 
556,283 
576,237 
597,152 
610,375 
628,297 
663,763 
698,888 
716,050 
746,383 
781,377 
812,264 
835,904 
848,884 
871,050 
878,933 
903,349 



1907-08 

1908-09 

1909-10 

1910-11 

1911-12 

1912-13 

1913-14 

1914-15 

1915-16 

1916-17 

1917-18 

1918-19 

1919-20 

1920-21 

1921-22 

1922-23 

1923-24 

1924-25 

1925 

1926 

1927 

1928 

1929 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

1936 

1937 

1938 

1939 

1940 

1941 

1942 

1943 

1944 

1945 

1946 

1947 

1948 

1949 

1950 

1951 

1952 

1953 

1954 

1955 

1956 

1957 

1958 

1959 

1960 

1961 



922,348 
941,024 
961,522 
987,268 
1,006,717 
1,049,011 
1,067,103 
1,098,702 
1,121,747 
1,139,682 
1,157,326 
1,173,695 
1,197,498 
1,224,510 
1,258,211 
1,284,094 
1,308,041 
1,333,264 
1,363,515 
1,388,439 
1,418,489 
1,442,802 
1,475,743 
1,526,951 
1,572,802 
1,631,422 
1,654,017 
1,673,609 
1,682,848 
1,693,335 
1,700,681 
1,693,688 
1,704,729 
1,714,923 
1,720,605 
1,734,516 
1,732,395 
*1,719,983 
1,733,000 
1,757,095 
1,770,414 
1,811,806 
1,832,173 
1,870,428 
1,924,640 
1,960,922 
2,011,358 
2,056,722 
2,085,660 
2,105,452 
2,117,282 
2,145,849 
2,170,907 
2,162,176 
2,182,355 



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



Boston Public Library 31 

ACCESSIONS, 1961 

The following statistics include materials received in 1961 ; they do not include 
materials received in earlier years, but processed only in 1961. 

Classification of Accessions, 1961 

SOURCE ^fO. OF VOLUMES 

By purchase 84,439 

By gift and exchange 4,634 

By binding of newspapers 30 

By binding of serials 7,207 



Distribution of Expendituees for the Purchase of Books 
AND Other Library Materials, 1961 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

From City Appropriation $64,916.45 

From Trust Funds Income 72,711.27 

$137,627.72 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation $198,953.61 

From Trust Funds Income 1,825.34 

200,778.95 



$338,406.67 



13,948 



Distribution of Books Acquired by Purchase, 1961 
Division of Reference and Research Services 

From City Appropriation 6,946 

From Trust Funds Income 7,002 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation 69,777 

From Trust Funds Income 714 

70,491 

84,439 

Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Division of Home Reading 
AND Community Services, 1957-1961 











TOTAL NUMBER 










OF VOLUMES 




NUMBER OF 




NET INCREASE 


DIVISION OF HOME 




VOLUMES 


NUMBER OF 


OR DECREASE IN 


READING AND COM- 


TEAR 


DISCARDED 


VOLUMES ADDED 


NUMBER OF VOLUMES 


MUNITY SERVICES 


1957 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 


107,009 
62,551 
58,401 
75,759 
73,258 


107,380 
78,919 
71,193 
51,371 
92,294 


+371 
+ 16,368 
+ 12,792 
—24,388 
+ 19,036 


723,970 
740,338 
753,130 

728,742 

747,778 



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Count of Films, Lantern Slides, Microfilms, 
Pictures, Post Cards, Projected Books, and Recordings 



Films 
Audio- Visual Department 

Lantern Slides 

Fine Arts Department 
Print Department 



ON HAND 
JAN. 1, 1961 



Total 



Microfilms 

Music Department .... 
Rare Book Department 
Science and Technology Department 
— Patent Room 



Total 



Pictures 

Education Department 
Fine Arts Department 
Rare Book Department 



Total 

Post Cards 

Fine Arts Department 

Prints and Drawings (original) 
Print Department 

Projected Books 

Hospital Library Service . 

Recordings 
Circulating: 

Audio-Visual Department . 
Branch Libraries: 

Adams Street 

Brighton . 

Charlestown 

Connolly . 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Egleston Square 

Faneuil 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Mattapan . 

Memorial . 

North End 

Parker Hill 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West Roxbury 

Total . 

Non-Circulating 
Music Department 



1,205 



8,648 



12,001 



4,951 



NET GAIN ON HAND 

OB LOSS JAN. 1, 1962 



+ 72 



-2,644 



1,277 



28,489 
473 




28,489 
473 


28,962 




28,962 


25 


+ 1 
+ 2,000 


26 
2,000 


11,913 


+ 672 


12,585 


11,938 


+2,673 


14,611 


10,144 
115,377 


—265 

+2,380 
+2,500 

+4,615 


9,879 

117,757 

2,500 


125,521 


130,136 


135,264 




135,264 


28,283 


+ 23 


28,306 


178 




178 



6,004 



313 


+ 1 


314 


106 


+ 15 


121 


170 


+ 19 


189 


103 


—3 


100 


72 


+ 15 


87 


147 




147 


596 


—7 


589 


5 




5 


83 


+20 


103 


412 


+6 


418 


333 


+53 


386 


82 


+3 


85 


113 


+32 


145 


106 


+ 1 


107 


97 


+447 


544 


283 


+ 14 


297 


96 


+ 12 


108 


85 


+14 


99 


151 


+ 19 


170 



-1,983 10,018 



+31 



4,982 



Boston Public Library 33 

A SELECTION OF NOTABLE PURCHASES, 1961 

Printed Books 

Aviero, Pnataleam de. Itinerario da terra sancta. Lisbon, 1593. 
Barros, Joan de. A primera parte da cronica do Emperador Clari- 

mundo. Lisbon, 160L 
Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual. Manuale Pampilonense. 

Estella, 1561. 
Chasdai ben Abraham Crescas. Sefer or Adonai. Ferrara, 1555. 
Comedias famosas de varios autores. Valencia, 1632. 
A dialogue between a southern delegate and his spouse. New York, 

1774. 
Diaz Tanco de Fregenal, Basco. Jardin del alma xriana. Valladolid, 

1552. 
Ossuna, Francisco de. Norte de los estados. Burgos, 1550. 
Petrarca, Francesco. De los sonetos. Venice, 1567. 
Rapin, Nicolas. Les oeuvres latines et frangaises. Paris, 1610. 
Speculum humanae salvationis. German. Der Spiegel menschlicher 

Behaltnus. Augsburg, 1500. 
Vulcanao, Luigi. Vera et nuova descrittione di tutta terra santa. 

Naples, 1563. 

Medieval and Oriental Miniatures 

Leaf from Gradual: "Hunting the unicorn." Austria, ca. 1450. 
Rajasthani artist. Two leaves. India, second half 17th century. 
Shiraz School? Two leaves. Persia, 15th century. 

American and European Manuscripts 

Boston. Committee ... to draw a line for the defence . , . Ms. 

broadside. August 1, 1711. 
Boston. Committee of Seven, March 12, 1733. Ms. broadside. 

March 13, 1733. 
Cleveland, Grover. Three autograph letters signed, 1885-1891. 
Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge [i.e., Lewis Carroll, pseud.] Five 

a.l.s., 1877-1892. 
Ellis, Havelock. Eleven a.l.s., 1928-1935. 
Genlis, Stephanie Felicite Ducrest de St. Aubin, comtesse de. 

Nineteen a.l.s., 1808-1818. 
Hugo, Victor Marie, comte. A.l.s., March 31, 1860. 
James, William. Four a.l.s., 1894, etc. 
Jaures, Jean. A.Ms.S. [190?]. 

Journal of campaign of Imperial army in Hungary. Ms.D., ca. 1738. 
Marlborough, John Churchill, duke of. Twenty-seven a.l.s., 1876- 

1912. 
Massenet, Jules Emile Frederic. Twenty-nine a.l.s., 1876-1912. 
Miralles, Juan de. A.l.s., 1779. 

Piozzi, Hester Lunch (Salusbury) Thrale. A.l.s., Dec. 12, 1816. 
Rilke, Rainer Marie. A.l.s., April 26, 1918. 
Sparks, Jared. A.l.s., Sept. 3, 1825. 
Thackeray, William Makepeace. Pen-and-ink drawing: "A puzzling 

question," ca. 1862. 
Tolstoi, Lev Nicolaevich. A.l.s., Aug. 12, 1900. 



34 City Document No. 15 

Prints and Drawings 

Bishop, Isabel. 

Office girl, etching. 
Snack bar, etching. 

Rayo, Omar. 

Borehon, intagUo. 
Composition no. 1, intaglio. 
Dos vasos de plata, intaglio. 
Formas atadas, intaglio. 
Horizontal illuminado, intaglio. 
Piano marron, intaglio. 
Vertical vases, intaglio. 
Vertical still life no. 2, intaglio. 

Ribiero, Rogeiro. 

Brawl, lithograph. 
Cork-harvesters, lithograph. 

Severini, Gino. 

Dancer, lithograph. 
Still life, lithograph. 



Boston Public Library 35 

A SELECTION OF NOTABLE GIFTS, 1961 

Books and Other Materials 

Academy of American Poets. 

The lovemaker. By Robert Mezey. 
Aldo Garzanti Editore, S.a.s. 

II teatro di Ibsen. 
Ambassade de France. 

Fourteen pamphlets on the French colonies and their current 

status. 
American Legion, North End Post No. 53. 

Parliamentary law. By Henry M. Robert. 

Strangers in the house. By Andrew M. Greeley. 

Wedemeyer reports! By Albert C. Wedemeyer. 
For the North End Branch Library. 
Anonymous. 

The making of the President — 1960. By Theodore H. White. 
Australian Consulate General. 

Records of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to 

Arnheim Land. Volumes 1-3. 
Belmont, Mrs. August. 

The building of the Cape Cod Canal, 1627-1914. Based on a 

dissertation by William J. Reid. 
Berger, Abraham. 

The Joshua Bloch memorial volume: Studies in booklore and 

history. Edited by Abraham Berger, Lawrence Marwick, and 

Isidore S. Meyer. 
Bollingen Foundation. 

Chronique. By St. John Perse. 

Collected dialogues of Plato. Edited by Edith Hamilton and 
Huntington Cairns. 

Collected works of C. G. Jung. Volumes 3 and 4, 

Horace Walpole. By Wilmarth S. Lewis. 

The living symbol. By Gerhard Adler. 

Poems and verse plays. By Hugo von Hofmannsthal. 

Samathrace: Excavations conducted by the Institute of Fine 

Arts, New York University. Volume 2, Parts 1 and 2. 
Boston Redevelopment Authority. 

A general plan for the central business district of Boston. 

35 copies. 
Bradley, Ralph. 

Ravenna. Offerto dalla Cabot Italiana S.p.A. in occasione 

deir inaugurazione delle Stabilimento di Ravenna, 
Brewer, Wilmon. 

Dante's Eclogues. Translated from the Latin into English 
blank verse by Wilmon Brewer. 



36 City Document No. 15 

Cook, Mildred E. 

A collection of fifteen books on costume and design, 

Cooley, Duane S. 

A collection of thirty-eight volumes of historical and genealogical 
publications. 

Courtright House, Inc. 

A collection of eighteen volumes on interior decorating. 

Darling, Frances C. 

A collection of fifty-five volumes, including Harvard College 
class reports and books in the field of art and children's litera- 
ture. 

Dickinson, Mrs. Katherine. 

A collection of twenty- two volumes of fiction, biography, and 
poetry. For the Connolly Branch Library. 

Fiedler, Arthur. 

A collection of one hundred and eighty-seven pieces of octavo 
music. 

Fund for Adult Education. 

Able people well prepared. By Ronald Shilen. 
Accent on learning. By Glen Burch. 

Studies in adult group learning in the liberal arts: Programs, 
participants, effects. In three volumes. 

General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists. 

A collection of twenty-one volumes published by the General 
Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. 

Gonzalez-Ulloa, Dr. Mario. 

Los tesoros artisticos del Peru. Texto de Daniel Rubin de la 
Borbolla. 

Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. 

A case study of high level administration in a large organization. 

By John D. Glover and Paul R. Lawrence. 
Applied statistical decision theory. By Howard Raiffa and 

Robert Schlaifer. 
Corporate debt capacity. By Gordon Donaldson. 
Impact of the professional engineering union. By Richard E. 

Walton. 
Installing and using an automatic data processing system. 

By John P. McNerney. 
Management influence on the design of data processing systems. 

By Edward L. Wallace. 
Management problems in the acquisition of special automatic 

equipment. By Powell Niland. 
Oil's first century: Papers given at the Centennial Seminar on 

the History of the Petroleum Industry, 1959. 



Boston Public Libkary 37 

Hopkins, Bernard. 

A collection of forty-five books in the fields of history, psy- 
chology, and literature. 

Information Service of India. 

Collected works of Mahatma Gandhi. Volumes 1-4. 
The economic history of India. Volumes 1 and 2. By Romesh 
Dutt. 

Industrial Home for the Blind. 

Life at my fingertips. By Robert J. Smithdas. 20 copies. 

Kolb, Joseph H. 

A collection of twenty-six volumes on the Civil War. 

Kosmon Press. 

Oahspe: A Kosmon Bible in the words of Jehovih and his 
angel ambassadors. 

Lazarus, Mrs. Paul. 

Paul Lazarus Gedenkbuch. Beitrage zur Wurdigund der 
letzten Ravvinergeneration in Deutschland. 

Levine, Martin J. 

A collection of over four hundred volumes and pamphlets on 
radio and electronics. 

McBey, Mrs. James. 

A selection of personal effects once owned by James McBey, 
the etcher, and three photographs of the artist. 

Maravigna, Maria. 

Ceramics handbook. By Richard Hyman. 
Golden encyclopedia of art. By Eleanor C. Munro. 
For the North End Branch Library. 

Maravigna, Pietrina. 

The death and life of great American cities. By Jane Jacobs. 
For the North End Branch Library. 

Massachusetts Professional Drivers Education Association. 

Man and the motor car. 6th edition. Issued by the Center for 
Safety Education, New York University. 31 copies. 

National Geographic Society. 

Real estate transactions before the 1692 earthquake, City of 
Port Royal, Jamaica. Cards 1-946, indexed and carded by the 
National Geographic Society. 

Portugal, Government of. 

Portugaliae monumenta cartographica. Volumes 1-4. Pre- 
pared by Dr. Armando Cortesso and Lieutenant-Commander 
Avelino Teixeira da Mota. 

Slonimsky, Nicolas. 

A collection of sixty pieces of music and books about music. 



38 City Document No. 15 

Stantial, Mrs. Edna L. 

A collection of over one hundred books, pamphlets, and pictures 
about the woman suffrage movement and people connected 
with it. 

University of Glasgow. 

The University of Glasgow through five centuries. 
Vershbow, Arthur. 

Emblemata Florentii Schoonhovii I. C. Goudani. Amsterdam, 

1648. 

Willis, H. B. 

A collection of forty volumes on architecture. 

Yale University School of Music. 

A temporary mimeographed catalogue of the music manu- 
scripts and related materials of Charles Edward Ives, 1874-1954, 
given by Mrs. Ives to the Library of the Yale School of Music. 

Manuscripts 

Field, Hermann. 

Fourteen copybooks, numbers 83-96, containing portions of the 
manuscript of Angry Harvest. 

Prints and Drawings 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin Foundation. 
Altman, Harold. 

City fragments, intaglio. 
Jackson, B. M. 

Collectio7i, etching and aquatint. 

Wengenroth, Stow. 

Wengenroth, Stow. 

Brooklyn Bridge, Winter, lithograph. 

Creat Horned Owl, lithograph. 

Culls, lithograph. 

High Arches, Brooklyn Bridge, lithograph. 

''Little Fellers", lithograph. 

Lower Fifth Avenue, lithograph. 

Maine Fog, lithograph. 

Snowy Owl, lithograph. 

Wild Country, lithograph. 

Recordings 

Anonymous. 

Thirteen recordings for the Audio-Visual Department. 

Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Inc. 

The National Purpose: An album of recordings of a series of 
programs produced as a public service in cooperation with Life 
Magazine and The New York Times. 18 albums. 



Boston Public Library 



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i 



VI 

USE OF BOOKS, FILMS, AND RECORDINGS 

BOOKS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1957-1961 











1957 


1958 


1959 


1960 


1961 


Central Library 576,203 


580,401 


548,872 


496,159 


479,605 


Kirstein Business Branch . . . 10,718 


10,376 


9,905 


7,738 


7,057 


Deposit Circulation^ 










(Estimated) 321,957 


281,223 


278,035 


129,234 


2,475 


Branch Libraries, Bookmobiles, Hos- 










pital Library Service 










Adams Street .... 138,578 


133,069 


137,557 


125,155 


126,492 


Allston . 








77,371 


73,456 


69,846 


65,440 


63,748 


Brighton 








69,396 


77,983 


80,418 


76,777 


77,440 


Charlestown . 








63,363 


61,627 


61,307 


61,485 


68,972 


City Points . 








47,811 










Codman Square 








144,741 


148,850 


148,936 


141,375 


138,494 


Connolly 








86,064 


83,696 


80,156 


80,242 


82,494 


Dorchester 








62,049 


61,247 


62,923 


63,712 


64,895 


East Boston . 








48,524 


48,611 


49,812 


46,368 


54,890 


Egleston Square 








134,802 


129,498 


123,753 


112,800 


105,905 


Faneuil . 








54,496 


55,815 


55,467 


55,007 


55,525 


Hyde Park . 








92,305 


95,720 


97,015 


101,704 


106,747 


Jamaica Plain 








79,724 


82.139 


81,380 


80,486 


81,963 


Lower Mills . 








53,436 


58,730 


61,609 


60,220 


63,530 


Mattapan 








125,241 


123,812 


129,969 


123,712 


123,193 


Memorial 








43,493 


47,677 


47,767 


44,125 


42,384 


Mt. Bowdoin 








71,931 


69,290 


66,753 


56,078 


58,164 


Mt. Pleasant 








39,070 


41,181 


41,688 


44,909 


41,752 


North End . 








36,931 


39,220 


37,678 


35,818 


36,152 


Orient Heights 








31,692 


35,491 


32,092 


43,084 


43,175 


Parker Hill . 








59,101 


59,031 


61,995 


55,570 


51,455 


Roslindale 








164,524 


167,377 


163,306 


153,810 


169,016 


South Boston^ 








60,718 


163,613 


142,520 


139,792 


134,376 


South End 








39,100 


43,533 


42,328 


38,789 


38,239 


Uphams Corner 








100,121 


105,513 


108,151 


105,987 


96,252 


Washington Villag 


e 






81,671 


75,685 


74,860 


79,201 


78,270 


West End^ . 








67,517 


58,449 


50,478 


14,059 




West Roxbury 








150,144 


153,576 


154,841 


150,340 


149,000 


Bookmobile Service^ 






523,223 


507,685 


494,541 


428,300 


401,431 


Hospital Library Service* . 




25,319 

2,772,456 


27,353 

2,828,927 


32,572 


8,324 
2,592,669 




Total for Branch Libraries 


2,791,718 


2,553,954 


Total for Entire Library System 


3,681,334 


3,700,927 


3,628,530 


3,225,800 


3,043,091 



Note: Central charging began September 17, 1953; breakdown by Divisions no longer possible. 
' School Issue Section closed April 28, 1960. 
5 Branch Library closed October 30, 1957. 

' Branch Library closed May 20, 1957, on account of fire; reopened in new building October 31, 1957. 
* Branch Library closed April 15, 1960. 

' Bookmobile Service began: I — February 20, 1950; II — February 20, 1952; III — May 28, 1956. 
' Service discontinued April 15, 1960. 



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Distribution of Total Circulation in 1961 





FEOM DEPOSITS TO 
8CHOOL8 AND 




HOME USE 


INSTITUTIONS I 


TOTAL 


Central Library .... 479,605 




479,605 


Kirstein Business Branch . . 7,057 




7,057 


Central Book Stock: 






Branch Issue Section . . 


2,199 


2,199 


Branch Libraries: 






Adams Street .... 126,492 





126,492 


Allston 








63,748 





63,748 


Brighton . 








77,440 




77,440 


Charlestowa 








68,972 




68,972 


Codman Square 








138,494 




138,494 


Connolly . 








82,494 




82,494 


Dorchester 








64,895 




64,895 


East Boston 








54,890 




54,890 


Egleston Square 








105,905 




105,905 


Faneuil 








55,525 




55,525 


Hyde Park 








106,747 




106,747 


Jamaica Plain 








81,963 




81,963 


Lower Mills 








63,530 




63,530 


Mattapan . 








123,193 





123,193 


Memorial . 








42,384 




42,384 


Mt. Bowdoin 








58,164 




58,164 


Mt. Pleasant 








41,752 


250 


42,002 


North End 








36,152 





36,152 


Orient Heights 








43,175 




43,175 


Parker Hill 








51,455 




51,455 


Roslindale 








169,016 




169,016 


South Boston 








134,376 




134,376 


South End 








38,239 




38,239 


Uphams Corner 






96,252 




96,252 


Washington Village 




78,270 


• 


78,270 


West Roxbury . 




149,000 


26 


149,026 


Bookmobile Service 




401,431 




401,431 


Total for Branch Libraries 2,553,954 


276 


2,554,230 


Total for Entire Library . . 3,040,616 


2,475 


3,043,091 


1 Estimated. 















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Inter-Library Loans, 1961 

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

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



594 
351 



945 



SUMMARY OF CIRCULATION 
Books Lent for Home Use 
Central Library (including Central Library books 

issued through Branch Libraries) .... 479,605 

Kirstein Business Branch 7,057 

Branch Libraries 2,553,954 



3,040,616 



Total Circulation in 1961 

Books Lent for Home Use 

Central Library 479,605 

Kirstein Business Branch 7,057 

Branch Libraries 2,553,954 

Deposits of Books (estimated) 2,475 



3,043,091 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries 

1957 - 1961 



1957 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 





PERCENTAGE OB- 


NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 


VOLUMES 


DECREASE OVER 


VRECOVERABLB 


PRECEDING YEAR 


2,680 


+6% 


3,370 


+26% 


3,936 


+ 17% 


3,823 


-3% 


3,223 


-16% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries 

1957 - 1961 



TOTAL NUMBER TOTAL NUMBER 





OP VOLUMES 


OF VOLUMES 


TEAR 


UNRECOVERABLE 


BORROWED 


1957 . . 


2,680 


2,776,120 


1958 . 


3,370 


2,832,666 


1959 . 


3,936 


2,792,408 


1960 . 


3,823 


2,593,144 


1961 . . 


3,223 


2,554,230 



PERCENT OF 
VOLUMES BORROWED 
WHICH WERE 
UNRECOVERABLE 

0.097% 
0.119% 
0.140% 
0.147% 
0.126% 



Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1957 - 1961 





NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 




BOOKS LENT 


DECREASE FROM 


TEAB 


TO BORROWERS 


PRECEDING YEAR 


1957 . 


3,681,334 


+ 194,753 


1958 . 


3,700,927 


+ 19,593 


1959 . 


3,628,530 


—72,397 


1960 . 


3,225,800 


-402,730 


1961 . . 


3,043,091 


—182,709 



PERCENTAGE OF 

INCREASE OR 
DECREASE FROM 
PRECEDING TEAR 



+6% 

+0.5% 

—2% 

—11% 

-6% 



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Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1957 - 1961 



TEAR 

1957 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 





PERCENTAGE OF 




INCREASE OR 


TOTAL 


DECREASE OVER 


UMBER 


PRECEDING YEAR 


2,500 


-21% 


3,729 


+49% 


5,934 


+59% 


5,109 


—14% 


6,706 


+31% 



FILMS AND RECORDINGS 
Film Showings 



In Boston Public Library System . 
Outside Boston Public Library System 



Total 

Film Audiences 
inside and outside boston public library system 



1,719 
10,772 

12,491 



Adults 












258,257 


Juvenile 


Total 


292,048 




550,305 




Circulation of Recordings 






Audio-Visual Department . . . 38,812 






Branch Libraries: 






Brighton 421 






Charlestown 








228 






Connolly 








230 






Dorchester 








95 






Egleston Square 








2,245 






Faneuil 








4 






Hyde Park 








84 






Jamaica Plain . 








367 






Mattapan . 








1,856 






Memorial . 








217 






North End 








420 






Roslindale . 








1,999 






South Boston . 








836 






Uphams Corner 








295 






Washington Village 








141 






West Roxbury . 








1,019 






Total 








49,269 





Boston Public Library 43 

VII 

THE CATALOGS 

Volumes Cataloged 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Cataloged 

Central Library 17,124 

Kirstein Business Branch .... 1,467 

Recataloged 

Central Library 1,816 



20,407 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Cataloged 

Open Shelf Department .... 7,481 

Central Book Stock: 

Branch Issue Section .... 4,812 

Branch Libraries 71,149 

Miscellaneous 17 



83,459 

Microfilm Reels Cataloged 
Division of Reference and Research Services . . 97 

Films Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 78 

Recordings Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 1,471 

Card Work 
Division of Reference and Research Services 

Library of Congress cards processed . . 62,341 

Cards processed on duplicating machine . . 42,428 

Cards typed 627 



105,396 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Cards processed on duplicating machine . . 337,725 
Cards typed 29,024 

366,749 

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

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library (including continuations) . 15,511 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,467 

Books reported lost or missing in previous 

years, but now found, etc 3,430 

20.408 



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Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Open Shelf Department 
Central Book Stock: 

Branch Issue Section 
Branch Libraries 

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



91,259 



1,035 92,294 



112,702 



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



Division of Reference and Research Services 
Central Library 



Kirstein Business Branch 



16,886 
2,379 



19,265 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Open Shelf Department 
Central Book Stock: 

Branch Issue Section 
Branch Libraries 



73,258 



73,258 

92,523 



VIII 
BINDING 

Number of volumes bound in various styles . . . 18,867 

Volumes repaired 879 

Volumes guarded 932 

Photographs, plates, and maps mounted .... 2,475 

Library publications folded, collated, wire-stitched, 

covered, trimmed 58,671 

Portfolios, record album carriers, blocks, boxes, desk 

pads made 6,214 

Blank forms cut, drilled, and packaged .... 1,203,650 

Covers for periodicals, record albums, etc., made . . 5,972 

Cutting, bundling, and drilling stock .... 286 hours 

Miscellaneous work done 634 hours 



Boston Public Library 45 

IX 

PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS IN THE 
CENTRAL LIBRARY 

PROGRAMS 

(FILM SERIES) 

Frontiers of Science 

Jan. 9 ''Men in Space." The Race for Space; Reaching for the Moon; 
The Big Bounce. 

Jan. 16 "Science in Medicine. " Biography of a Cancer; Aviation Medi- 
cine; Black Chain. 

Jan. 23 "Men and Missiles." Biography of a Missile; The Nike-Hercules 
Story. 

Jan. 30 "The World and the Weather." Origin of Weather; Weather 
Research; and Mystery of the Sun. 

Feb. 6 "The Atom and You." Three, Two, One, Zero; The Fallout 
Atom; A Short Vision. 

Feb. 13 "The Scientist and Nature." The Underwater Story; Voice of the 
Insects; The Rival World. 

Prograjvi Planners Institute 

Jan. 7 All-day Institute based Dr. Kenneth D. Benne, Director, Human 
on case studies. Relations Center, Boston University; 

and Dr. Malcolm S. Knowles, Associate 
Professor of Adult Education, Boston 
University, Leaders. 

May 9 Follow-up of Institute Dr. Kenneth D. Benne, Director, Human 
held at Boston Univer- Relations Center, Boston University; 
sity. and Dr. Malcolm S. Knowles, Associate 

Professor of Adult Education, Boston 

University, Leaders. 

DISCUSSION GROUPS 

Decisions — 1961 

Feb. 8 Deadlock Over Ger- Discussion Leader: Kathleen B. Hegarty, 
many. Adults Librarian, Boston Public Library. 

Feb. 15 Soviet Challenge and 
World Leadership. 

Mar. 1 France and Western 
Unity. 



46 City Document No. 15 

Mar. 8 Japan — Future of an 
Asian Ally. 

Mar. 15 UN and Explosive 
Africa. 

Mar. 22 The Americans in Jeop- 
ardy. 

Mar. 29 Arms and Survival. 

Apr. 5 Blueprints for the 
World Economy. 

Current Affairs 

Apr. 12 Conscience of a Con- Discussion Leader: Kathleen B. Hegarty, 
servative by Barry Gold- Adults Librarian, Boston Public Library, 
water. 

Apr. 26 Discussion of Cuban 
Invasion. Based on 
magazine articles. 

May 3 Discussion of Affluent 
Society by John Gael- 
raith. 

May 10 The Laotian Crisis. 
Based on magazine 
articles. 

May 17 Responsibility of Free 
Press — How Much 
Should the Public 
Know? (Aftermath of 
Cuban invasion.) 
Based on magazine 
articles. 



Boston Public Library 47 

Dynamics of Leadership 

■ Produced by WBGH-TV and Boston University with assistance of a 
grant from the Sears Roebuck Foundation. 

Discussion Leader: Kathleen B. Hegarty, 
Adults Librarian, Boston Public Library. 



Oct. 


4 


The Anatomy of a 
Group. 


Oct. 


11 


Individual Motiv^ation 
and Behavior in 
Groups. 


Oct. 


18 


The Effective Group: 
Diagnosing Group Op- 
eration. 


Oct. 


25 


Sharing the Leadership. 


Nov. 


1 


Styles of Leadership. 
(The Chairman) 


Nov. 


8 


The Decision Making 
Process. 


Nov. 


15 


Roadblocks to Com- 
munication. 


Nov. 


29 


Planning Better Pro- 
grams. 


Dec. 


6 


Feedback and Evalua- 
tion. 


Dec. 


13 


Problem Clinic. 



NEVER TOO LATE GROUP 

Decisions — 1961 

Mar. 6 Deadlock Over Ger- Discussion Leader: Kathleen B. Hegarty, 
many. Adults Librarian, Boston Public Library. 

Mar. 13 Soviet Challenge and 
World Leadership. 

Mar. 20 France and Western 
Unity. 

Mar. 27 Japan — Future of an 
Asian Ally. 

Apr. 3 UN and Explosive 
Africa. 

Apr. 10 The Americas in Jeop- 
ardy. 

Apr. 17 Arms and Survival. 

Apr. 24 Blueprints for the 
World Economy. 



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FILM PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 

Jan. 4 In observance of Burmese Independence Day. Burma — Bud- 
dhism and Neutralism. 

Jan. 11 The Thread of Life. 

Jan. 18 In observance of International Printing Week. Printing Through 
the Ages; Books for All; Assignment Mankind. 

Jan. 25 In observance of Robert Burns Day. Royal Scotland; Festival at 
Edinburgh; The Heart Is Highland. 

Feb. 1 In observance of National Freedom Day. Screen News Digest; 
Now We Are Free; Berlin — Outpost of Freedom. 

Feb. 8 In observance of Lincoln's Birthday. The Story of Two Men; 
Lincoln Speaks for Himself. 

Feb. 15 In observance of Susan B. Anthony Day. Women on the March. 

Mar. 1 In observance of Children's Art Month. Story of Peter and the 
the Potter; Legend of Johnny Appleseed; Harold and the P'urple 
Crayon; Rhythmetic. 

Mar. 8 People and Places. Hawaii, the 50th State; Indonesia, a New 
Nation; South America. 

Mar. 15 In observance of the birth of Andrew Jackson. Changing Cotton- 
lands; Andrew Jackson; Southern Highlanders. 

Mar. 22 In observance of National Wildlife Week. Big Country, Big Fish; 
Migration of Birds; Ouetico. 

Mar. 29 A Salute to Spring. Beautiful Bonne Bay; Between the Tides; 
Nature's Half Acre. 

Apr. 5 In observance of National Hobby Week. Artisans of Florence; 
The Potter; Talented Hands. 

Apr. 12 In observance of American Comedy Week. Fun Factory; The 
General. 

Apr. 26 In observance of United States - Canada Goodwill Week. 
Citadel City (Halifax) ; Montreal; Ottawa. 

May 3 In observance of American Camp Week. Spirit of Algonquin; 
Journey Into Spring; Birds of the Seashore. 

May 10 In observance of Goodwill Week. Charlie Martin, American; 
Family of Ghana; Neighbors. 

May 17 In observance of World Trade Week. Protective Tariff vs. Free 
Trade; Suez Canal; Expanding World Relationships. 

May 24 A Salute to Baseball. Red Sox Time at Fenway; Lou Gehrig's 
Greatest Day. 

May 31 In observance of the Civil War Centennial. Time Out of War; 
True Story of the Civil War; Lincoln Speaks at Gettysburg. 

Oct. 4 In observance of National Science Youth Month. Race for Space. 



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Oct. 11 In observance of Columbus Day. Screen News Digest; Paths of 
Columbus; Autumn in New Hampshire. 

Oct. 18 In observance of Alaska Day. Alaska, U.S.A.; Land of White 
Alice. 

Oct. 25 In observance of United Nations Week. Tropical Africa; Africa 
Is My Home; Books for All. 

Nov. 1 Keep Boston Beautiful. Let's Keep America Beautiful; Massachu- 
setts Holiday; Motor Mania. 

Nov. 8 In observance of National Education Week. News Magazine; 
Sentence Deferred; World in a Marsh. 

Nov. 15 In observance of Children's Book Week. Thursday's Children; 
The Red Balloon. 

Nov. 22 In observance of Know Your America Week. The Pilgrims; 
Magic Highway; Geyser Melodies. 

Nov. 29 A Civil Defense Program. Fallout; Seconds for Survival; Short 
Vision. 

Dec. 6 Urban Renewal. Big City — 1980. 

Dec. 13 Development of the Motion Picture. Origin of the Motion Picture; 
Movies Learn to Talk; History of the Cinema. 

Dec. 20 In observance of Christmas. On the Twelfth Day; Christmas 
Carols; Christmas Deer. 

Dec. 27 Winter Activities. Skiers Choice; Carnival in Quebec; Hot Ice. 

Children's Film Programs 

Hot Ice; Carrot Nose; Snow White and Rose Red. 

Ali and His Baby Camel; A Tale of the Ground Hog's Shadow; 
Jenny's Birthday Book. 

Four Friends; The Navajo Indian; Millions of Cats. 

Andy and the Lion; You and Your Five Senses. 

Irish Children; Younger Generation; Honest Woodsman. 

Tale of the Fiords; Hercules; The Puppy. 

Corral; Children of Germany; Pancho. 

The Boston Tea Party; The Owl and the Pussycat. 

Circus; Circus Baby; The Farmer. 

Korochan, the Little Bear; The Vikings. 

Legend of Johnny Appleseed; Corral; What the Frost Does. 

Migration of Birds; Mike Mulligan; Adventures of Baby Fox. 

I've Been There in a Book; Magic Feather. 

Little Gray Neck; Bear and Its Relatives. 

Merry Christmas; Christmas in Australia. 



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Jan. 


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Feb. 


6 


Feb. 


20 


Mar. 


6 


Mar. 


20 


Apr. 


3 


Apr. 


17 


May 


1 


Oct. 


2 


Oct. 


16 


Oct. 


30 


Nov. 


13 


Nov. 


27 


Dec. 


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RECORDINGS PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 

Non-Musical Recordings 

Great Plays of the Twentieth Century 
Jan. 8 Miller — Death of a Salesman. 

Jan. 15 Beckett — Waiting for Godot. 

Jan. 22 Fry — Lady's Not for Burning. 

Jan. 29 Eliot — Murder in the Cathedral. 

Yale Series of Recorded Poets 
Feb. 5 John Crowe Ransom — Louis Simpso7i. 

Feb. 12 Louis Bogan — Tee Anderson. 

Feb. 19 Robert Lowell — George Starhuck. 

Feb. 26 Stanley Kunitz — Allen Tate. 

Dublin Gate Theatre Presents Shakespeare 
Mar. 5 The Taming of the Shrew. 

Mar. 12 King Lear. 

Mar. 19 Twelfth Night. 

Mar. 26 As You Like It. 

Twentieth Century in Sound 

Apr. 9 F.D.R. Inaugural Addresses 1933, 1937; I Can Hear It Now, 
Vol. III. 

Apr. 16 Voices of the 20th Century; This I Believe (10 outstanding Ameri- 
cans.) 

Apr. 23 War Speeches of Sir Winston Churchill. 

Apr. 30 Blitzkreig; F.D.R. Inaugural Addresses 1941, 1945. 

Recorded Literature 
May 7 The Art of Ruth Draper: Poems of Emily Dickinson. 

May 14 Edgar Allen Poe — The Raven and Tales of Horror. 



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May 21 Mark Twain Tonight, Vol. II: Mark Twain selections read by 
Hiram Sherman. 

May 28 James Joyce — Finnegan's Wake; Garcia Lorca — Lament for 
the Death of a Bullfighter. 

Nov. 5 The Art of Ruth Draper, Vols. I and II. 

Nov. 12 E. E. Cummings reading his works. 

Nov. 19 Proust excerpts from Remembrance of Things Past. 

Dec. 3 Stories from an Irish Fireside. 

Dec. 10 Dear Audience by Blanche Yurka. 

Dec. 17 W. H. Auden reading his works. 

Dec. 24 Special program of Christmas music and stories. 

Dec. 31 Marianne Moore reading her poetry. 

Recorded Music 
Famous Artists 

Jan. 9 Sviatoslav Richter — Brahms — Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major; 
Mozart — Concerto No. 20 in D Minor. 

Jan. 16 Sviatoslav Richter — Schubert — ^Sowato w D Ma/or; Rachmani- 
noff — Concerto No. 2 in C Minor. 

Jan. 23 Sviatoslav Richter — Bach — Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor; 
Prokofiev — Coricerto No. 1 in D Flat Major. 

Jan. 30 Sviatoslav Richter — Tschaikovsky — Concerto No. 1 in B Flat 
Minor; Schumann — Concerto in A Minor. 

Feb. 6 Furtwangler — Beethoven — Symphony No. 9; Violin Concerto 
in D. 

Feb. 13 Piatigorsky — Beethoven — Sonatas for Cello and Piano complete. 

Feb. 20 Reiner — Mahler — Song of the Earth; Haydn — Symphony No. 
88. 

Feb. 27 Landowska — Haydn — Sonatas for Piano. 

Apr. 3 Stagliano — French Horn Masterpieces. 

Apr. 10 Casals — Bach — Sonata No. 3 in G Minor. 



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Apr. 17 Gould — Haydn — Sonata No. 3. 

Apr. 24 Beecham — Haydn — The Seasons. 

Nov. 3 Kirsten Flagstad — Grieg Recital. 

Nov, 10 Hubert Jelinek — The Virtuoso Harp. 

Nov. 17 Robert Wagner Chorale — Vaughan Williams — Mass in C 
Minor. 

Nov. 24 Berlin Philharmonic — Bruckner — Symphony No. 7 in E (origi- 
nal version). 

Folk Music from Many Lands 
Mar. 6 Miriam Makeba Sings South African Folk Songs. 

Mar. 13 Germain Montero Sings Condones de Espana; Irish Folk Dances, 

Mar. 20 Theodore Bikel Sings Songs of Israel; Lithuanian Songs and 
Dances. 

Mar. 27 Authentic Folk Songs of Japan; Bayanihan, Philippine Folk Dances. 

Nov. 7 Joan Baez, Vol. 2; Josh White, John Henry. 

Nov. 14 John Jacob Niles vln E^yemngi; Cynthia Gooding Langwagfe o/Loi;e. 

Nov. 21 Visit to Switzerland; Weavers Songs Around the World. 

Nov. 28 Jotas of Spain; Songs of the Auvergne. 

Dec. 5 Richard Dyer Bennett, Vol. 9; Jeannie Robertson sings Scottish 
Ballads. 

Dec. 12 Songs of the Greek Islands; Streets of Athens. 

Dec. 19 Susan Reed Sings Old Airs; Mine Eyes Have Seen, by Odetta. 

Dec. 26 Moiseyev Spectacular; Sounds of Japan. 

The Symphony 
May 1 Tchaikovsky — Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2. 

May 8 Mahler — Symphony No. 2. 

May 15 Mozart — Symphonies Nos. 1 -3, 14-17. 

May 22 Bruckner — Symphonies Nos. 6-7. 

May 29 Boyce — Symphonies Nos. 1-8. 



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Bach Cantatas 

Nov. 6 Cantata No. 205. 

Nov. 13 Cantata No. 146. 

Nov. 20 Cantata No. 33. 

Nov. 27 Cantata No. 46. 

Chamber Music 
Nov. 2 Piston — Quintet for Wind Instruments. 

Nov. 9 Telemann — Trio in E Minor. 

Nov. 16 Brahms — Trio in E-Flat, Op. 40. 

Nov. 30 Haydn, Michael — Quintet for Strings in C Major. 

English Madrigals 
Dec. 4 History of English Madrigals, Vols. 1 and 2. 

Dec. 11 History of English Madrigals, Vols. 3 and 4. 

Dec. 18 Elizabethan and Jacobean Music. 

Organ Music 
Dec. 1 Bach — Organ Music, Vol. 2. 

Dec. 8 Music for Organ and Bass. 

Dec. 15 Handel — Organ Concerti. 

Dec. 22 Soler — Organ Quintet. 

Dec. 29 Saint-Saens — Concerto No. 3 for Organ. 



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NEVER TOO LATE GROUP 

Jan. 5 Eleventh Anniversary Richard E. Neff, Asiatic Desk, Overseas 

of the Never Too Late News Division, The Christian Science 

Group. Recent Im- Monitor. 
pressions of India. 

Jan. 12 Civil War Centennial Richard H. Fitzpatrick, President of the 

Program. The Civil Civil War Round Table of Greater 

War: Its Significance Boston, 
for LTs. 

Jan. 19 Film Program. Adelie 
Penguins of the Ant- 
arctic; Moonhird; Fools, 
Daredevils, and Gen- 
iuses. 

Jan. 26 The Story of the Mrs. Harold Greene Arnold, lecturer, 
Brontes. editor, and Honorary American Repre- 

sentative of the Bronte Society. 



Feb. 2 Firsthand Report on 
the White House Con- 
ference on Aging held 
in Washington, D.C., 
January 9-12, 1961. 



Feb. 



Panel: Dr. David Barkley, Professor of 
Gerontology, Northeastern University; 
Mrs. Sylvia Bushnell, National Advisory 
Committee for White House Conference 
on Aging; William Day, Division of 
Senior Citizens Activities, Boston Parks 
and Recreation Department; James Hunt, 
Regional Representative for the White 
House Conference on Aging; Mrs. Muriel 
C. Javelin, Deputy Supervisor, In Charge 
of Work with Adults, Boston Public 
Library, Moderator. 

9 Valentines and Their Frank Tamits, valentine collector and 
History. Illustrated lecturer, 
with antique valen- 
tines. 



Feb. 16 Footlights and Head- John D. Casson, lecturer, 
lights: Personal Rem- 
iniscences of Theatre 
Life. 

Feb. 23 The American Indian. Discussion by members of the Never Too 
A Brotherhood Week Late Discussion Group. 
Program. Film — The 
Way of the Navajo. 

Mar. 2 My Trip Around the Alice Gushing, traveler and lecturer. 
World. Illustrated 

with color slides. 



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Mar. 9 Art Through the Ages : 
A film program. Las- 
caux: Cradle of Man's 
Art; Leonardo da Vinci: 
His Life, His Time, 
His Art; Van (iogh: 
Darkness Into Light. 

Mar. 16 The Country Folk of 
Ireland. Illustrated 
with color slides. 

Mar. 23 Favorite Flowers of 
Victorian Days. Il- 
lustrated with color 
slides. 

Mar. 30 The Dram.a of Ober- 
ammergau. Illustra- 
ted with color film. 



Apr. 6 



Apr. 13 



Apr. 20 



Apr. 


27 


May 


4 


May 


11 


May 


18 



Last but Not Least: 
My Trip to Egypt and 
Greece. Illustrated 
with paintings and 
drawings. 

Latin America: Revo- 
lution and Reform. 
(Pan American Week 
Program). 

The Exciting World of 
Publishing. (National 
Library Week Pro- 
gram). 

Twelfth Annual Hobby 
Demonstration. 

Friendship in a Cam- 
era : Maine Through 
the Seasons. Illustra- 
ted with color slides. 

Exploring Lesser 
Known Boston. Illus- 
trated with color slides. 



Albert L. Carpenter, traveler and lec- 
turer. 

Daniel J. Foley, author and lecturer. 



Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frost, travelers and 
lecturers. 



Ella Munsterberg, painter and traveler. 



James Goodsell, Assistant American 
News Editor, The Christian Science 
Monitor. 

Mrs. Emily Flint, Managing Editor, 
The Atlantic Monthly. 



Members of the Group. 

Claude E. Patch, traveler and lecturer. 



Mabel F. Gorman, historian and lecturer. 



America Through Its Professor Theodore Wood, Department 
Folksongs. Illustrated of Humanities, Alassachusetts Institute of 
with guitar selections. Technology. 



Book Review Program. 

Burma: Buddhism and 
Neutralism. A film 
program. 



Members of the Group. 



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June 8 The Twisted Cross; 
Story of Adolph Hitler 
and the Nazi Move- 
ment. A film program. 

June 15 Unsung Heroes of 
America's Past. A 
film program. Sen- 
tence Deferred (John 
Augustus), Story of 
Two Men, and Gentle 
Warrior. 

Oct. 19 The Africa I Know. 
Illustrated by exhibit 
of African arts and 
crafts. 

Oct. 26 The United Nations: 
What Prospects for the 
Future? 

Nov. 2 Off My Book Shelf. 



Nov. 9 Look to Appledore: 
The Story of the Maine 
Poetess, Celia Thax- 
ter. 

Nov. 16 Creative Listening. Il- 
lustrated with record- 
ings and piano excerpts. 

Nov. 30 The Peace Corps. 



Mrs. Telemachus J. Scourtis, lecturer , 
and traveler. i 



Professor Chase Kimball, lecturer on 
foreign affairs. 

Edna G. Peck, Chief of Book Selection 
for Home Reading Services, Boston Pub- 
lic Library. 

Mary Chisholm Sweetser, author and 
lecturer. 



Dec. 7 
Dec. 14 



Dec. 21 



Dec. 28 



George Zilzer, Instrumental Staff, Brand- 
eis University; Boston Center for Adult 
Education. 

Byron Stookey, Jr., Harvard University. 
Associated with Harvard-Nigeria Teach- 
ers' Project. 

Mosaics of Old Boston. Mabel F. Gorman, lecturer and historian. 



The Timeless Jane Aus- 
ten. With readings 
from Jane Austen's 
works. 

The Joy and Symbol- 
ism of Christmas Herbs 
and Greens. Illus- 
trated with Christmas 
greens. 

The Chinese Art of 
Living. 



Mrs. Harold Greene Arnold, lecturer and 
editor. 



Mrs. Dana McLean Greeley, lecturer. 



Reverend Dr. Peter Shih, Director of 
Chinese Mission of New England. 



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EXHIBITS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 

MAIN LOBBY 

January 2 - February 28 The Beauty of Nature. ' ' Pictures ' ' made of grass, 

flowers, and specimens from trees, together with 
appropriate poems, quotations from nature writ- 
ings, and books from the Library's collections. 
Courtesy of Emanuel Anastassof. 

March 1-31 Early Glass: American, English, and Continental. 

From three private collections. Books from the 
Fine Arts Department. Prints from the Print 
Department. 

April 1-30 National Library Week, April 16 - 22. Books, 

periodicals, pamphlets, and pictures from the 
Library's collections. 

May 1-31 Egypt and Greece. Paintings and sketches by 

Miss Ella Munsterberg, Boston, while visiting 
these countries. Books from the Library's collec- 
tions. 

June 1-30 Three Hundred Years of the Organ in New Eng- 

land. In cooperation with the Organ Historical 
Society and the American Guild of Organists. 
Books, pictures, music scores, and programs from 
the Music Department. 

July 1-31 Civil War Centennial. Books, pictures, news- 

papers, periodicals, cartoons, etc., depicting the 
history and highlighting various events during this 
tragic era of American history. Materials from 
the History and Rare Book Departments; music 
scores from the Music Department. 

August 1 - September 30 "THE QUIET LAND ". Dye transfers, mostly of 

autumnal New England, shown through the 
courtesy of Jack Breed, Cambridge. Books from 
the Library's collections. 



October 1 - 31 



November 1-30 



December 1-31 



Africa and the U. S.: Images and Realities. Books, 
pictures, and other materials from the Library's 
collections. 

National Art Week. Posters, cut-outs, and 
sculptures made by the children in the Public 
Schools of Boston. Books from the Children's 
Section of the Open Shelf Department. 

The Christmas Story. Simulated stained glass 
backgrounds on the Christmas theme, painted by a 
staff member, George W. Scully. Creches and 
books from the Library's collection. 



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FIRST FLOOR — NORTH CORRIDOR 

January 2 - February 28 The Beauty of Nature. Continuation of the 

exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

March 1-31 Early Glass: American, English, and Continental. 

Continuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

April 1-30 National Library Week, April 16-22. Continua- 

tion of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

May 1-31 Egypt and Greece. Continuation of the exhibit in 

the Main Lobby. 

June 1-30 Three Hundred Years of the Organ in New Eng- 

land. Continuation of the exhibit in the Main 
Lobby. 

July 1-31 Civil War Centennial. Continuation of the 

exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

August 1 - September 30 "THE QUIET LAND". Continuation of the 

exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

October 1-31 Africa and the U. S. : Images and Realities. Con- 

tinuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

November 1-30 National Art Week. Continuation of the exhibit 

in the Main Lobby. 

December 1-31 The Christmas Story. Paintings on the Christmas 

theme by the Boston artist, Allan Rohan Crite. 
Books from the Library's collections. 



FIRST FLOOR — SOUTH CORRIDOR 

January 2 - February 28 The Beauty of Nature. Continuation of the 

exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

March 1-31 Early Glass: American, Enghsh, and Continental. 

Continuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

April 1-30 National Library Week, April 16-22. Con- 

tinuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

May 1-31 Egypt and Greece. Continuation of the exhibit 

in the Main Lobby. 

June 1-30 Three Hundred Years of the Organ in New Eng- 

land. Continuation of the exhibit in the Main 
Lobby. 



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July 1-31 Civil War Centennial. Continuation of the 

exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

August 1 - September 30 ''THE QUIET LAND". Continuation of the 

exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

October 1-31 Africa and the U. S.: Images and Realities. Con- 

tinuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

November 1-30 National Art Week. Continuation of the exhibit 

in the Main Lobby. 

December 1-31 The Christmas Story. Continuation of the 

exhibit in the North Corridor. 



OPEN SHELF DEPARTMENT — LOWER LEVEL 

January 2 - February 28 Arts and Crafts. Painting, pottery, jewelry, and 

weaving from the workshops of the Young 
Women's Christian Association. Books from the 
Open Shelf Department. 

March 1-31 Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston — 

Serving People Everywhere. Objects made or 
assembled in shops; pictures of activities in 
hospitals, open air camps, and community cen- 
ters. Books from the Open Shelf Department. 

April 1- May 31 THE SKY IS BLUE AND THE LAND IS 

GLAD. By James Rorty. Books and pictures on 
gardens and gardening from the Library's col- 
lections. 

June 1 - July 31 Adventures on Land and Sea. Books on travel, 

exploring, deep-sea diving, and fishing from the 
Open Shelf Department. Pictures from the Fine 
Arts Department. 

August 1 - September 30 "THE QUIET LAND". Continuation of the 

exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

October 1 - November 30 Catching up on Science. Books and pictures on 

natural, mechanical, electrical, and space sciences 
from the Library's collections. 

December 1-31 The Christmas Story. Paintings on the Christmas 

theme by children in the local schools, in co- 
operation with the Department of Fine Arts of the 
Boston Public Schools. Books from the Li- 
brary's collections. 



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January 1-16 



January 17-31 



February 1-28 



PUVIS DE CHAVANNES GALLERY 

PORTUGALIAE MONUMENTA CaRTOGRAPHICA. A 

four- volume set of atlases containing reproductions 
of maps drawn by early Portuguese navigators, a 
gift of the Government of Portugal to the City 
of Boston. 

Printing and Publishing Week. Books published 
by New England publishers in 1960, and offered 
as specimens for their typographical excellence. 

Norco Stamp Club. Postage stamps from all 
parts of the world collected and mounted by the 
prisoners at the Norfolk State Prison. Books from 
the Library's collections. 



March 1 - April 16 



April 17-30 



May 1 - June 30 



July 1-31 



Henrietta Szold Centennial. American social 
worker; leader of the Zionist movement; organizer 
of Hadassah. In cooperation with Hadassah. 
Books from the Library's Judaica Collection. 

Fifty Books of the Year. Selected by the American 
Institute of Graphic Arts. In cooperation with the 
Society of Printers, Boston. 

Dance and Ballet Books. Through the courtesy 
of Miss Priscilla MacFadden, Curator of the 
Fine Arts, complemented by pictures and books 
from the Library's collections. 

Typography. Specimens of fine and commercial 
printing, through the courtesy of the Boston 
Typographical Union. 



August 1 - September 30 John Adams' Diary and Autobiography. Edited 

by Lyman Butterfield, of the Massachusetts 
Historical Society. Manuscripts, pictures, and 
books through the courtesy of the Harvard 
University Press. Books from John Adams' 
own library, on deposit in the Boston Public 
Library. 



October 1-31 



November 1 - 30 



Pakistan. Fine black-and-white photographs of 
the manners, customs, and industries of the 
people of Pakistan. A gift to the Library from the 
Government of Pakistan. 

Zoltan Haraszti, Keeper of Rare Books, Boston 
Public Library: Thirty-eight Years of Service to 
Scholarship. An exhibit of his own numerous 
writings and of the works of others in which 
acknowledgment is made of his assistance. 



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December 1-31 



Illuminated Manuscripts. Leaves from antiph- 
onaries and breviaries, made by monks in the 
fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. 



MAIN STAIRCASE 

January 1 - February 28 Important Reference Books in the Field of Physics 

and Chemistry. From the Science and Technology 
Department. 



March 1 - April 30 



May 1 - June 30 



United States Patriotic "Covers". Envelopes for 
mailing published both in the North and in the 
South during the Civil War. Courtesy of Paul 
Brenner, age 12, of Dorchester. Books from the 
Library's collections. 

Dance and Ballet Books. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

July 1-31 Typography. Continuation of the exhibit in the 

Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

August 1 - September 30 John Adams' Diary and Autobiography. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibit in the Puvis de Chavannes 
Gallery. 

October 1 - November 30 Pakistan. Fine black-and-white photographs of 

the manners, customs, and industries of the 
people of Pakistan. A gift to the Library from 
the Government of Pakistan. (Also in Puvis de 
Chavannes Gallery October 1-31.) 

December 1-31 The Christmas Story. La Madone de la 

Blanche Epine et Autre Contes. Copies 
from the illustrations designed by Josette Boland. 
This book is kept in the Children's Section of the 
Open Shelf Department. 

January 1 - February 28 Monumenta Scenica. Monuments of the theatre, 

scenery, decorations, and costumes for the theatre 
and the great festivals of all times. Reproduced 
after originals in the theatrical collection of the 
National Library, Vienna, and similar collections. 
Portfolio from the Rare Book Department. 



March 1 - April 30 



May 1 - June 30 



Russian Ikonen. Portfolio of colored plates, 
published in Munich in 1957, recently acquired by 
the Fine Arts Department. 

Old Masters Drawings. Portfolio of repro- 
ductions of drawings of Del Sarto, Lippi, Dicosimo, 
Michelangelo, and other Florentine painters, from 
the Fine Arts Department. 



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July 1 - August 31 



Das Burgerliche Wien 1770-1860. Heraudge- 
geben von Max Eisler. Portfolio of plates, some 
colored, showing the architecture and street 
scenes of old Vienna, from the Fine Arts Depart- 
ment. 



September 1 - October 31 Franz Liszt Sesquicentennial. Hungarian com- 
poser, brilliant pianist, conductor, and teacher. 
Books, scores, and pictures relating to him from 
the Library's collections. 



November 1-30 



December 1-31 



Ignace Jan Paderewski. Polish pianist, patriot, 
and statesman. In cooperation with the Massa- 
chusetts Federation of Polish Women's Clubs, for 
its annual conference in Boston. Books and 
pictures from the Library's collections; other 
materials through the courtesy of the Women's 
Clubs. 

Christmas Prints. Etchings, engravings and 
woodcuts depicting the early life of Christ, by 
artists from the time of Albrecht Durer to the 
present century. Prints from the Print Depart- 
ment. 



April 1 7 - November 30 



December 1-31 



TREASURE ROOM 

The Shape of the Book. A selection of rare books 
and manuscripts representing a range of writing 
materials, calligraphic and printing styles, illustra- 
tions, and bindings. 

Selection from the Chief Treasures of the Library. 
This exhibit, including many of the choicest, 
rarest, and most beautiful items, in the Library's 
collections, was in honor of Dr. Zoltan Haraszti, 
retiring Keeper of Rare Books, and represented 
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ALBERT H. WIGGIN GALLERY 



January 2 - April 30 



May 1 - June 30 



July 1 - October 2. 



October 3 - November 6 



Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Artists. Con- 
temporary trends in prints by artists in Europe 
and the United States. Recent acquisitions in 
the Print Department, purchased from funds 
provided by the late Hiram C. Merrill. 

Samuel Chamberlain, Prints and Drawings. Litho- 
graphs of picturesque architectural subjects in 
Paris, Rouen, and Chartres, done in 1924. Dry 
points of scenes in Cambridge and Boston, and 
other prints made in France in the 1930's. 

Lithographs by Stow Wengenroth. Including 
many New England scenes. 



Contemporary Israeli Prints and Drawings. Ex- 
hibit organized by Arthur W. Heintzelman, Keeper 
of Prints, Emeritus, in conjunction with the 
Bezalel National Museum, Jerusalem. 

November 7-December 31 Recent Print Department Acquisitions. New 

prints acquired from funds provided by the late 
Hiram C. Merrill. 



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X 



TRUST FUNDS 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 — 1961 





BALANCE 
UNEXPENDED 




TOTAL AMOUNT 
AVAILABLE 








FROM 


RECEIPTS 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


TEAR 


PRECEDING TEAR 


DORING TEAR 


DURING TEAR 


DURING TEAR 


UNEXPENDED 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$74,906.92 


$22,796.21 


$52,110.71 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


97,699.69 


24,496.50 


73,203.19 


1940 


196,417.42 


50,889.53 


247,306.95 


128,403.69 


118,903.26 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


137,942.23 


42,695.41 


95,246.82 


1950 


56,959.31 


44,249.29 


101,208.60 


61,030.37 


40,178.23 


1955 


24,811.87 


55,184.05 


79,995.92 


50,459.29 


29,536.63 


1957 


28,077.65 


64,353.28 


92,430.93 


65,422.45 


27,008.48 


1958 


27,008.48 


67,734.50 


94,742.98 


47,035.72 


47,707.26 


1959 


47,707.26 


67,657.81 


115,365.07 


58,093.83 


57,271 .24 


1960 


57,271 .24 


90,578.13 


147,849.37 


72,071 .47 


75,777.90 


1961 


75,777.90 


80,554.09 


156,331.99 


85,846.06 


70,485.93 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 — 1961 





AMOUNT UNEXPENDED 
FROM PREVIOUS 






TEAR 


TEAR 


RECEIPTS 


EXPENDITURES 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$22,796.21 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


24,496.50 


1940 


196,417.42 


50,889.53 


128,403.69 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


42,695.41 


1950 


56,959.31 


44,249.29 


61,030.37 


1955 


24,811.87 


55,184.05 


50,459.29 


1957 


28,077.65 


64,353.28 


65,422.45 


1958 


27,008.48 


67,734.50 


47,035.72 


1959 


47,707.26 


67,657.81 


58,093.83 


1960 


57,271 .24 


90,578.13 


72,071 .47 


1961 


75,777.90 


80,554.09 


85,846.06 



Income from Trust Funds, 1930 — 1961 





WITHOUT 
RESTRICTION 


FOR PURCHASE 
OP LIBRART 


WITH 
MISCELLANEOUS 


TOTAL 
INCOME 


TEAR 


AS TO USE 


MATERIALS 


RESTRICTIONS 


RECEIVED 


1930 


$7,468.10 


$21,454.51 


$5,097.58 


$34,020.19 


1935 


5,950.53 


16,184.59 


3,359.02 


25,494.14 


1940 


5,660.08 


41,594.60 


3,634.85 


50,889.53 


1945 


6,213.92 


41,216.46 


3,370.22 


50,800.60 


1950 


5,666.36 


33,979.84 


4,603.09 


44,249.29 


1955 


7,199.99 


43,750 . 14 


4,233.92 


55,184.05 


1957 


7,961.01 


51,542.84 


4,849 .43 


64,353.28 


1958 


8,356.03 


54,143.84 


5,234.63 


67,734.50 


1959 


8,379.99 


54,583.80 


4,694.02 


67,657.81 


1960 


9,030.80 


57,478.42 


24,068.91 


90,578.13 


1961 


9,342.25 


61,596.15 


9,615.69 


80,554.09 



Boston Public Library 65 

income from trust funds, 1961 

General Summary 
For the purchase of library materials of permanent value: 

Without restriction as to field $5,963.46 

With restriction as to field 3,308.15 

For Print Department 758 . 24 

For Rare Book Department 10,767.02 

$20, 796 . 87 

For the purchase of library materials for scholarly research 

and use 24,094.63 

For the purchase of library materials, without restriction 

as to kind of books or materials 20,771.04 

For the purchase of newspapers only 1,951.90 

For Branch Libraries only 1,770.10 

For the general purposes of the Library 9,342.25 

For special purposes, not for the purchase of Ubrary materials . . 1,827.30 

$80,554.09 

FUNDS WHOSE INCOME IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE OF 
LIBRARY MATERIALS OF PERMANENT VALUE 

Without Restriction as to Field 

Bates $1,556.30 

Elizabeth 1,389.00 

Green (f) 49.70 

Hannigan 6.10 

Hersey 188.55 

Lawrence, A 402.53 

Scholfield 2,371.28 

$5,963.46 

With Restriction as to Field 

Brown $1,135.98 

Blanchard 243.95 

Codman (^) 117.23 

Franklin Club 42.50 

Lang 269.56 

Storrow, J. J 1,478.94 

Wedgwood 19.99 

3,308.15 

For Print Department 

Merrill $758.24 

758.24 

For Rare Book Department 

Artz $660.57 

Bowditch 425.00 

Codman (|) 117.23 

Friedman 3.20 

Gest 144.78 

Green (§) 49.69 

Harris, C 425.00 

Lewis 315.92 

O'Reilly 63.18 

Ticknor 194.34 

Townsend 172.69 

Twentieth Regiment 303 . 72 

Whitney, J. L. : 

Rare Books 1,739.09 

Manuscripts 869.55 

Whitney Memorial 5,283.06 

10,767.02 $20,796.87 



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FUNDS WHOSE INCOME IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE OF LIBRARY 
MATERIALS FOR SCHOLARLY RESEARCH AND USE 

Benton Book $24,094.63 $24,094.63 

FUNDS WHOSE INCOME IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE OF LIBRARY 
MATERIALS WITHOUT RESTRICTION AS TO KIND OF BOOKS 
OR MATERIALS 

Ainsley $10,852.86 

Billings 5,623.85 

Clement 114.90 

Cutter 208.33 

Friedman (Jewish interest) .... 1 . 60 

Kimball 647.47 

Knapp 562.91 

Phillips (Book) 300.00 

Pierce 199.90 

Reed 56.47 

Rissland 65.42 

SewaU 1,561.28 

UnderhUl 25.59 

Wadlin, 1932 99.07 

Wadlin, 1936 89.46 

Wales 307.38 

Wilson 54.55 

$20,771.04 

FUNDS WHOSE INCOME IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE OF 
NEWSPAPERS ONLY 

Hunter $48.79 

Todd 1,903.11 

$1,951.90 

FUNDS WHOSE INCOME IS AVAILABLE FOR BRANCH LIBRARIES ONLY 

Guerrier $55.25 

Harris, T.B 89.74 

Hinsman 60.99 

Lawrence, E 27.20 

Loring 24.39 

Mead 102.13 

Morse 56.47 

Oakland HaU 471.08 

Pratt 73.33 

South Boston 4.88 

Tufts 560.69 

Wilbar 243.95 

$1,770.10 



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FUNDS WHOSE INCOME IS AVAILABLE FOR THE GENERAL 
PURPOSES OF THE LIBRARY 

Bernard $112.95 

Bigelow 30.00 

Bradlee 48.79 

Center 2,330.23 

Ford Legacy 292 . 74 

Ford Trust 302.13 

Gammons 24.39 

Hemenway 324.45 

Hyde 207.26 

Lambert 76.16 

Moore 10.59 

North 272.95 

Phillips (Maintenance) 650.00 

Potter 195.16 

SigUman 919.13 

Skinner 2,732.02 

Stewart 221.14 

Storrow 14.52 

TreadweU 577.65 

$9,342.25 

FUNDS WHOSE INCOME IS AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES 
Not for the Purchase of Library Materials 

Boston Book Fair, 1938 $8.42 

Central Library Building .... 7 . 32 

Kirstein 295.79 

Library Employees Sick Benefit . . . 136.61 

Nichols 29.27 

Sargent 211.29 

Whitney, A. L 269.05 

Whitney, J. L. (Care and Cataloging of Manu- 
scripts) 869.55 

$1,827.30 



$80,554.09 



68 City Document No. 15 

LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1961 

The figures listed are for the hook value of principal as of December 
31, 1961. 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of books, $331 ,436 . 35 

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. $20,173.11 

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

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

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

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

6/10 for the purchase of books, maps and other things 
in the nature of books and maps (1) which are of 
permanent value and benefit to the Library and (2) 
which are desirable for scholarly research and use. 
4/10 to be paid over annually to the Rector of Trinity 
Church to be by him dispersed, either directly, or in 
his discretion, through charitable organizations or 
agencies, whether incorporated or unincorporated, in 
relieving the necessities of the poor. $1,123,491 .41 

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

To be held in trust until, with accumulations, total amount 
thereof is $2,000,000. Then to be applied "to the enlarge- 
ment of the present central library building in Boston, or to 
the construction of another central library building in such 
part of the city as may then be most desirable for the 



Boston Public Library 69 

accommodation of the people of said City; such new 
building to be constructed under the advice of the Librarian 
of the Library at that time in such manner as may be most 
desirable for efficient practical working of a library therein ". 
Under Suffolk Probate Court Decree of May 7, 1945, 
application of $2,000,000 to said object may be deferred 
until such time as Library Trustees in their discretion 
determine it to be practicable and desirable or Court 
otherwise orders. $2,876,256.65 

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

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

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

$3,449.35 

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. $171,747.09 

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. $7,450.00 

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

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

$257.03 

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

Income to be used annually in the purchase of books of 
permanent value and authority in mathematics and 
astronomy. All books so purchased to be added to the 
Bowditch collection. $10,000.00 



70 City Document No. 15 

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

Income to be used for library purposes. $1,490.00 

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

Income to be applied for the purchase of music for the 
Allen A. Brown Musical Library. $34,691 .67 

Centennial Fund — Established on June 1, 1956, through inter vivos 

gifts made by public-spirited citizens in celebration of the 

100th anniversary of the founding of the Boston Public Library. 

Income to be added to principal until otherwise ordered by 

Trustees of the Library. $67,814 . 37 

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. 

$71,163.15 

Central Library Building Fund — Established on June 19, 1925, 
through inter vivos gifts offered in response to an appeal by the 
Libraiy 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. $223 . 50 

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

Income to be applied to the purchase of books for the use 
of the young. In any year when the City does not ap- 
propriate for the maintenance of the Library at least three 
per cent of the amount available for department expenses 
from taxes and income in the City, the income of the 
Children's Fund is to be paid to the Rector of Trinity 
Church in the City of Boston to be by him dispensed in 
relieving the necessities of the poor. $122,426.97 

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. $3,508 . 95 

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. $7,160.20 



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Caroline Curtis Fund — Established on March 13, 1947, through 
bequest of Beatrice C. Maguire who died January 24, 1954. 
Income to be applied to the purchase of children's books 
which shall be kept at the public library near Upham's 
Corner, Dorchester, so long as a public library is main- 
tained near said Corner, with each book suitably marked 
as purchased from the Caroline Curtis Fund. $4,917.00 

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

Income to be applied to the purchase of books, and for 
repairs and binding. $6,362 . 30 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947. 

To be held in trust by its Trustee in accordance with the 
terms of the trust instrument as The John Deferrari 
Foundation until, with accumulations, total amount 
thereof is $2,000,000. Then the sum of $1,000,000 is to be 
used "for the construction of an additional wing (or ad- 
dition of similar nature) to the present central library 
building now located in Copley Square in the City of 
Boston, or to a new central library building which might 
be constructed elsewhere, said addition or wing to be 
named "The John Deferrari Wing," or, if the Trustees 
neither intend nor can 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. " 

$941,214.06* 

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 

* — as of June 30, 1961. 



72 City Document No. 15 

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. $411,009.28 

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. $15,018.68 

The Elizabeth 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. $42,418 . 81 

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

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

$8,940.00 

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. 

$9,226.83 

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 



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Friedman Building Fund — Established on June 30, 1959, through 

bequest by will of Lee M. Feiedman, who died August 7, 1957. 

Income to be added to principal until otherwise ordered 

by Trustees of the Library. $62,864 . 59 

Lee M. Friedman Fund for Books of Jewish Literest — Established 
on October 7, 1960, through bequest by will of Lee M. Fried- 
man, who died August 7, 1957. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books of Jewish 
interest. $5,960.00 

Lee M. Friedman Fund for Books for the Rare Book Department — 
Established on October 7, 1960, through bequest by will of 
Lee M. Friedman, who died August 7, 1957. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books for the Rare 
Book Department; one-quarter of the income to be added 
to the principal each year for fifteen years. $11,921.49 

Lee M. Friedman Fund for Merit Awards — Established on October 
7, 1960, through bequest by will of Lee M. Friedman, who died 
August 7, 1957. 

Income and principal to be expended from time to time in 
the discretion of the Trustees to reward an employee or 
employees whose services beyond the call of duty have 
contributed to uphold the standards and enhance the 
reputation of the Library and to increase its ability to 
serve the public. $7,726 . 50 

Lee M. Friedman Memorial Fund — Established on March 4, 1958, 

through gift of Samuel Stern in memory of Lee M. Friedman. 

Income to be added to principal until otherwise ordered 

by the Trustees of the Library. $127 . 40 

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. $745 . 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. 

$4,421.58 

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. $3,035.13 



74 City Document No. 15 

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

Income to be added to principal until otherwise ordered by 
Trustees of the Library. $539,844 . 88 

Edith Guerrier Fund — Established on June 7, 1940, through 
inter vivos gift by friends of Miss Edith Guerrier, Supervisor 
of Branch Libraries, Emeritus, augmented subsequently by a 
bequest from Helen M. Bell and additions 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. 

$1,687.43 

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. $186.25 

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

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

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

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

$9,908.50 

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

$5,758.11 



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Hinsman Fund — Established on October 5, 1 945, through inter 
vivos gift offered by Roslayn S. Warner in memory of Lizzie 
W. Hinsman. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books for children, 
preferably those served by the Roslindale Branch Library. 

$1,862.50 

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. $1,490.00 

Franklin P. Hyde Fund — Established on April 9, 1915, through 
bequest of Franklin P. Hyde, who died March 23, 1913. 

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

$6,329.52 

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. $19,773.05 

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. $9,033 . 13 

Arthur Mason Knapp 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. 

$17,190.88 

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. 

$2,325.89 

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. 

$8,232.25 



76 City Document No. 15 

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. $10,068.44 

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. $830.68 

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. $9,647 . 75 

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 
Public Library and its branch libraries. $700 . 77 

Library Employees Sick Benefit Fund — Established on July 21, 
1958, through provision in decree entered June 10, 1958, by 
Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County in Attorney General 
vs. Boston Public Library Employees' Benefit Association, Inc., 
distributing assets of Boston Public Library Employees' Bene- 
fit Association, Inc. upon its dissolution. 

Income to be expended in the discretion of the Trustees of 
the Library for the aid of such employees of the Library as 
from time to time shall be sick and in need of help. 

$4,172.00 

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." $745.00 

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 



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Hiram G. Merrill Fund — Established on May 6, 1960, through 

bequest by will of Hiram G. Merrill, who died October 9, 1958. 

Income to be used for the Library's Print Department 

until otherwise ordered by the Trustees. $35,760 . 00 

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

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

Income to be used for general purposes. $323.33 

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

Income to be expended annually, for the purchase of suit- 
able books for children of school age, for the West Roxbury 
Branch Library. $1,724.68 

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 
Enghsh. $905.92 

Gardner O. North Fund — Established July 13, 1928, through 
bequest of Gardner 0. North, who died October 25, 1927. 
Income to be used for general purposes, by vote of Trustees. 

$3,449.35 

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. $1,929.55 

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

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



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

Income to be expended in maintaining the Public Library. 

$20,000.00 

Henry L. Pierce Fund — Established on December 27, 1873, through 
inter vivos gift of Mayor Henry L. Pierce in November, 1873 

Income to be employed in such manner as may, in the judg- 
ment of the Trustees of the Library, most advance the value 
of the Library — with the suggestion for the purchase of 
books of permanent value for the Bates Hall Collection, 
particularly some special collection, either of works relating 
to the history of this continent, or of science, or of art. 

$6,365.93 

Mary Ellen Potter Fund — Established on March 10, 1959, through 
bequest of Mary Ellen Potter, who died March 9, 1958. 

Income to be used for general purposes. $5,960 . 00 

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. $2,239.47 

Marjorie Wiggin Prescott Fund — Established on November 4, 
1960, through inter vivos gift of $5,000 offered by Marjorie 
Wiggin Prescott on November 4, 1960; increased by a second 
gift of $5,000 on September 21, 1961. 

Income and principal to be used as the Trustees shall 
from time to time direct for the preparation of dioramas 
for the Print Department until fully depleted by such use. 

$10,164.40 

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. 

$1,724.68 

Karl Rissland Fund — Established on May 6, 1960, through net 
monetary value of Trust Certificates for Trust of Units of the 
Massachusetts Life Fund received during the lifetime of Karl 
Rissland, who died March 10, 1960. 

Income to be applied to the purchase of materials for 
the Music Department until otherwise ordered by the 
Trustees. $10,365.19 



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John Singer Sargent Fund — Established in November, 1926, 
through transfer, under decree by Supreme Judicial Court for 
Suffolk County in Hemenway vs. Attorney General, of balance 
remaining in hands of surviving trustees of fund originally 
raised to install 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 Central 
Library Building or the hall in which the Sargent murals 
are located, or for such other purposes as will promote 
the utility and enjoyment of the Sargent murals and the 
knowledge and appreciation by the public of the works 
of Sargent. $6,452.45 

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

Income to be expended from time to time in the purchase of 
books of permanent value. $65,770.98 

Ellery Sedgwick Fund — Established on October 7, 1960, through 
bequest by will of Ellery Sedgwick, who died April 21, 1960. 
Income and principal to be expended for the mitigation 
of the anxiety of any trusted employee or employees who 
may in the opinion of the Board be in urgent need, until 
fully depleted by such use. $1,030.30 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of books, $47,680 . 00 

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

Income to be used for general purposes. $28,069 . 37 

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. 

$83,433.30 

South Boston Public 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. $149 . 00 

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

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

$6,753.43 



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Helen 0. Storrow Fund — Established on October 5, 1945, through 
the Trustees under the will of Helen O. Storrow, who died 
November 10, 1944. 

Income to be added to principal until otherwise ordered 
by the Trustees. $1 1 ,780 . 69 

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. 

$45,165.63 

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

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

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

5,805.16 



Mary P. Townsend Fund — Established on July 3, 1861, through 
bequest of Mary P. Townsend, who died January 7, 1861. 
The whole income in each and every year to be expended 
in the purchase of books, each of which books shall have 
been published in some one edition at least five years at the 
time it may be so purchased. $4,000 . 00 

Daniel Treadwell Fund — Established on May 17, 1872, through 

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

Income to be expended in such manner as the Trustees of 

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

$14,019.56 



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

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

Income to be expended in the purchase of books for the 

Charlestown Branch Library. $17,123.08 

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. $9,275.25 

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 
bookplate and name of the donor. $781 .51 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1932) — Established on January 29, 1932, 
through bequest of Horace G. Wadlin, who died November 5, 
1925. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $3,025.45 

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

$2,731.92 

George C. Wales Fund — Established on December 13, 1918, 
through bequest of George C. Wales, who died July 10, 1865. 
Income to be applied to the purchase of such books for the 
Library as the Trustees of the Library may judge best. 

$9,387.00 

The Wedgwood Club 25th Anniversary Fund in Memory of Mrs. 

Marcus S. Coolidge — Established on June 5, 1958, through 

inter vivos gift of the Wedgwood Club. 

One half of the income to be added annually to the prin- 
cipal and reinvested. 

One half of the income to be used for the development of 
the collection of books, manuscripts, and other library 
materials in the field of ceramics. $1,250. 11 

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. $8,216.61 



82 City Document No. 15 

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

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

and expensive books, and one half for the purchase and 

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

to manuscripts to be expended for their cataloging and 

proper care). $106,220.61 

In addition to the above Mr. Whitney created a trust, directing 

that of the net income seven hundred dollars a year be paid to 

the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, to be 

expended on bibliographic work for the benefit of the Library. 

Whitney Memorial Funds — Established on July 30, 1959, through 
bequest by the will of James Lyman Whitney, who died Sep- 
tember 25, 1910. 

Income to be expended for the purchase of rare and ex- 
pensive books and for the purchase of manuscripts in equal 
amounts, and for the care and cataloging of said manu- 
scripts. "(. . . the Library in the future may be 
helped more by the purchase of books worth not less than 
one hundred dollars a volume than by the purchase of one 
hundred books worth one dollar each)". 

Josiah Dwight Whitney (Senior) Memorial Fund. $20,167.15 

Clarissa (James) Whitney Memorial Fund. $20,167.15 

Josiah Dwight Whitney Memorial Fund. $20,167. 15 

William Dwight Whitney Memorial Fund. $20,167 . 15 

Maria Whitney Memorial Fund. $20,170. 13 

James Lyman Whitney Memorial Fund. $20,167.15 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Memorial Fund. $20,167. 15 

Henry M. Whitney Memorial Fund. $20,167.15 

Chester H. Wilbar 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. 

$7,450.00 

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. $1,665.82 



Boston Public Library 83 

SUMMARY OF TRUST FUNDS PRINCIPAL 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1961 

Income Available for Current Use: 

Held by Library Trustees $2,321,402.59 

Not held by Library Trustees 280,794 . 25 

Total . • $2,602,196.84 

Income Not Available for Current use: 

Held by Library Trustees $3,893,729.93 

Not held by Library Trustees 941,214.061 

Total 4,834,943.99 

Grand Total $7,437,140.83 

SUMMARY OF TRUST FUNDS PRINCIPAL 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1961 

2NuMBEB OF Units Principal 

Namtt nv Vttkt, ^ ^"^ *l-49 as op as of 

i>JAME OF JfUND DECEMBER 31, 1961 DECEMBER 31, 1961 ToTAL 

Income Available for Current use: 

Held by Library Trustees: 

Benton Book Fund (60%) $674,094.85 

^Generallnvestment Account 1,647,307.74 $2,321,402.59 

Emily L. Ainsley Fund 222,440^ 

Victorine Thomas Artz Fund .... 13,539 

Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund . . . 2,315 

Robert Charles Billings Fund .... 115,266f 

Kate E. Blanchard Fund 5,000 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund .... 172* 

Caleb Davis Bradlee Fund .... 1,000 

Allen A. Brown Fund 23,283 

Centennial Fund 45,513 

Joseph H. Center Fund 47,760^ 

Central Library Building Fund . . . 150 

Frank Clement Fund 2,355 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund . 4,805| 

Caroline Curtis Fund 3,300 

Abram E. Cutter Fund 4,270 

The Elizabeth Fund 28,469 

Daniel Sharp Ford Legacy Fund . . . 6,000 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund . . . 6,192^ 

Lee M. Friedman Building Fund . . . 42,191 

Lee M. Friedman Memorial Fund . . . 851 
Lee M. Friedman Fund for Books of Jewish 

Interest 4,000 

Lee M. Friedman Fund for Books for the 

Rare Book Department 8,001 

Mrs. Amy E. Gammons Memorial Fund . 500 

Morris Gest Fund 2,967J 

Samuel A. Green Fund 2,037 

Dr. Samuel Abbott Green Memorial Fund . 396,499 

Edith Guerrier Fund 1,132| 

Francis J. Hannigan Memorial Fund . . 125 

Alfred Hemenway Fund 6,650 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund 3,864| 

1 As of June 30, 1961 

s The numbers in this column are the units representing the assigned share for each trust fund in the total holdings 
if the General Investment Account. The unit value is reappraised periodically. As of December 31, 1961 each unit 
was valued at $1.49. 

3 The General Investment Account was established by the Trustees on December 1, 1950 to enable the investment 
)f the principal of trust funds as a group, rather than by individual fund. 



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Name of Fund 



Fund 



Hinsman Fund 

Elizabeth Helen Hunter Fund 

Franklin P. Hyde Fund 

David P. Kimball Fund 

Louis E. Kirstein Fund 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund 

Frederic and Louise Lambert Memorial 

B. J. Lang Memorial Fund 

Edward Lawrence Fund 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund 

Library Employees Sick Benefit Fund 

Charles G. Loring Memorial Fund 

Hiram C. Merrill Fund 

George W. Moore Fund 

Francis A. Morse Library Fund 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Fund 

Gardner O. North Fund 

John Boyle O'Reilly Fund 

Mary Ellen Potter Fund 

Sarah E. Pratt Fund . 

Guilford Reed Fund . 

Karl Rissland Fund 

John Singer Sargent Fund 

Richard Black Sewall Fund 

Samuel Sigilman Fund 

Francis Skinner Fund . 

South Boston Public Library Fund 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund . 

Helen O. Storrow Fund 

James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) Fund 

Nathan A. Tufts Fund 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 

Francis Jay Underhill Fund 

Horace G. WadUn Fund (1932) 

Horace G. WadUn Fund (1936) 

George C. Wales Fund 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Memorial Fund 

Clarissa (James) Whitney Memorial Fund 

Henry M. Whitney Memorial Fund 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 

James Lyman Whitney Memorial Fund 

Josiah Dwight Whitney Memorial Fund 

Josiah Dwight Whitney (Senior) Memorial 

Fund 

Maria Whitney Memorial Fund 

William Dwight Whitney Memorial Fund 

Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund . 

Chester H. Wilbar Fund .... 

"The Wedgwood Club 25th Anniversary Fund 

in Memory of Mrs. Marcus A. Coolidge 



Number op Units Principal 

Aa $1,49 AS OP AS OP 

December 31, 1961 December 31, 1961 

1,250 

1,000 

4,248 
13,270i 

6,0621 
ll,537i 

1,561 

5,525 
557i 

6,475 

2,800 

500 

24,000 

217 

l,157i 
608 

2,315 

1,295 

4,000 

1,503 

1,157§ 

6,956i 

4,330^ 
32,000 
18,838^ 
55,995^ 
100 

4,532^ 

7,906i 
30,312i 
11,492 

6,225 
5241 

2,0301 

1,833| 

6,300 

5,514^ 
13,535 
13,535 
13,535 
71,289 
13,537 
13,535 



Total 



13,535 

13,535 

13,535 

1,118 

5,000 

839 



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Name of Fdtvd 
Income Available for Cubbent use- 



Principal 

A.a or 

December 31, 1931 



Not Held by Libraby Trustee8: 

Joshua Bates Fund $50,000.00 

John P. Bigelow Fund 1,000.00 

J. IngersoU Bowditch Fund .... 10,000.00 

Franklin Club Fund 1,000.00 

Charlotte Harris Fund 10,000.00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund 3,345.52 

Abbott Lawrence Fund 10,068 . 44 

Charles Mead Fund 2,530.51 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund . . . 11,781.44 

Jonathan Phillips (Book) Fund 10,000.00 

Jonathan Phillips (Maintenance) Fund 20,000.00 

Henry L. Pierce Fund 6,365.93 

Scholfield Pubhc Library Trust Fund 65,770.98 

George Ticknor Fund 4,106.71 

WilUam C. Todd Fund 56,805.16 

Mary P. Townsend Fund 4,000.00 

Daniel Treadwell Fund 14,019.56 



Income not Available fob CaRBENT use: 
Held by Library Trustees: 
Benton Book Fund (40%) . 
Benton Building Fund 

Children's Fund 

John Deferrari Fund ... 
John Deferrari Indenture of Trust 1948 
Lee M. Friedman Fund for Merit Awards 
Library Art Fund .... 
Marjorie Wiggin Prescott Fund 
Ellery Sedgwick Fund 



Not Held by Library Trustees: 
John Deferrari Indenture of Trust 1947 



$449,396.56 

2,876,256.65 

122,426.79 

15,018.68 

411,009.28 

7,726.50 

700.77 

10,164.40 

1,030.30 



Total 



$280,794.25 



3,893,729.93 



941,214.06 
(As of June 30, 1961) 



Total $7,437,140.83 



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GIFTS AND BEQUESTS RECEIVED DURING 1961 

Gifts and Bequests for Capital 
Sara S. Bedell 

To be added to the Mary U. Nichols Book Prize 

Fund $10.00 

Estate of Beatrice C. Maguire 
Payment in full of legacy under the will of Beatrice 
C. Maguire, to be funded as the Caroline Curtis 
Fund, the income to be used for the purchase of 
books for the Uphams Corner Branch Library $4,124.68 

Estate of Karl Rissland 
Payment on account of legacy under the will of 
Karl Rissland, to be added to the Karl Rissland 
Fund for the use and benefit of the Music Depart- 
ment $5,000.00 

Gifts and Bequests for Current Use 
Marjorie Wiggin Prescott 
To be added to the Marjorie Wiggin Prescott 
Fund ; to be used as the Board shall from time to 
time direct for the preparation of dioramas for the 
Print Department until fully depleted . . $5,000.00 

Other 
Accumulated income for 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, and 

1960 of Centennial Fund $7,664.69 

(To be added to principal) 

Income for 1960 of Friedman Building Fund . $1,974.57 
(To be added to principal until otherwise ordered 
by the Trustees of the Library) 

Income for 1959 and 1960 of the Lee M. Fried- 
man Memorial Fund $6.92 

(To be added to principal until otherwise ordered 

by the Trustees of the Library) 



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One-quarter of the income for 1960 of the Lee M. 
Friedman Fund for the Rare Book Department $0.80 

(To be added to the principal) 

Income for 1960 of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green Me- 
morial Fund $22,294.92 

(To be added to principal until otherwise or- 
dered by the Trustees of the Library) 

Income for 1960 of the Helen 0. Storrow Fund . $14. 52 

(To be added to principal until otherwise or- 
dered by the Trustees of the Library) 

One-half of income for 1960 of The Wedgwood Club 
25th Anniversary Fund in Memory of Mrs. 

Marcus A. Coolidge $19.99 

(To be added to principal) 

Further payment from the H. Sylvia A. H. Wilks 

Estate $16.01 

(To be added to the Dr. Samuel Abbott Green 

Memorial Fund) 

FUNDS FOR CURRENT USE 

Gifts 

Anonymous A $12.00 

(For the purchase of books for the Division of 
Home Reading and Community Services) 

KurtBerger $25.00 

(For the Print Department) 

Arthur Volk, Jr $4.40 

(For the purchase of books and other library 
materials) 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin Foundation . . $200.00 

(For use in connection with the annual exhibi- 
tion of The Boston Printmakers for the grant- 
ing of four Albert H. Wiggin Memorial Purchase 
Prizes in the amount of fifty dollars each) 



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XI 

OFFICERS OF THE LIBRAKY AS OF DECEMBER 31, 

1961 

Director's Office and Office of Records, Files, Statistics 

Director's Office 

Director, and Librarian Milton E. Lord 

Assistant to the Director, Secretary of 
the Trustees, Clerk of the Corpora- 
tion Elizabeth B. Brockunier 

Assistant to the Director (for Library- 
Matters) Elizabeth L. Wright 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 

Chief of Records, Files, Statistics Sarah M. Usher 

Division of Personnel 
Personnel Office 
Assistant Director (for Personnel) Ervin J. Gaines 

Division of Information 
Information Division Office 
Assistant Director (for Information) Francis X. Moloney 

Information Office 
Chief of Information Office Helen H. Sevagian 

Exhibits Office 

Chief of Exhibits Office Thomas J. Manning 

Division of Reference and Research Services 
Acting Chief Librarian of Reference 

and Research Services Bradford M. Hill 

Assistant Chief Librarian for Reference 
and Research Services (for the Develop- 
ment and Arrangement of the Collec- 
tions) Vacant 

Assistant Chief Librarian for Reference 
and Research Services (for Reader 
Services) Vacant 

Coordinator of the Arts Vacant 

Coordinator of the Humanities Sarah W. Flannery 



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Coordinator of the Social Sciences 

Coordinator of General Reference Serv- 
ices 

Coordinator of Science and Technology 

Keeper of Rare Books 

Chief of Book Selection for Reference 
and Research Services 

Chief of Cataloging and Classification for 
Reference and Research Services 

Chief, General Reference Department, 
and Curator of the Public Catalog 

Curator of Periodicals and Newspapers 

Curator of Maps 

Curator of Music 

Curator of the Fine Arts 

Acting Curator of Prints 

Curator of History 

Curator of Literature and Languages 

Curator of Religion, Philosophy, Psychol- 
ogy 
Curator of the Social Sciences 
Curator of Government Documents 
Acting Curator of Education 
Business Branch Librarian 
Curator of the Engineering Sciences 
Curator of the Biological Sciences 
Curator of the Physical Sciences 

Assistant-in-Charge of Book Stack Serv- 
ice 



Mildred C. O'Connor 

B. Joseph O'Neil 

Vacant 

Zoltan Haraszti 

Russell A. Scully 

Mary D. Farrell 

Rosalie A. Lang 
B. Joseph O'Neil 
Martin F. Waters 
Robert P. Giddings 
Priscilla S. MacFadden 
Sinclair H. Hitchings 
Sarah W. Flannery 
Vacant 

Vacant 

Mildred C. O'Connor 

Mary F. Daly 

Mildred C. O'Connor 

Rita M. Desaulniers 

Louis Rains 

Vacant 

Vacant 

Joseph A. Crowley 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Chief Librarian of Home Reading and 
and Community Services John M. Carroll 

Assistant to the Chief Librarian of Home 

Reading and Community Services Ruth S. Cannell 



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Supervisor of Home Reading Services 

Deputy Supervisor, in Charge of Work 
with Adults 

Deputy Supervisor, in Charge of Work 
with Children 

Deputy Supervisor, in Charge of Work 
with Young Adults 

Branch Librarians 
Adams Street 
Allston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
Egleston Square 
Faneuil 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Lower Mills 
Mattapan 
Memorial 
Mt. Bowdoin 
Mt. Pleasant 
North End 
Orient Heights 
Parker Hill 
Roslindale 
South Boston 
South End 
Uphams Corner 
Washington Village 
West Roxbury 

Bookmobile Librarian 

Chief of Audio-Visual Department 

Chief of Book Selection for Home Reading 
Services 

Chief of Cataloging and Classification for 
Home Reading Services 



Ada A. Andelman 
Muriel C. Javelin 
Vacant 
Pauline Winnick 



Ruth M. Hayes 
Christiana P. Jordan 
Frances C. Lepie 
Mary K. Harris 
Eleanora N. Chaplik 
Margaret A. Morgan 
Elinor D. Conley 
Evelyn B. Marden 
Dorothy K. Becker 
Helen M. O'Leary 
Ellen C. Peterson 
Geraldine M. Altman 
Madalene D. Holt 
Theodora B. Scoff 
Mildred Kaufman 
Anne F. Coleman 
Marjorie A. Obenauer 
Geraldine S. Herrick 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary A. Hackett 
Marion R. Herzig 
Irene H. Tuttle 
Pearl B. Smart 
Sarah Richman 
Marjorie M. Gibbons 
Pauline A. Walker 

Julia L. Miller 
Euclid J. Peltier 

Edna G. Peck 

r 

Alice E. Hackett 



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Chief of Central Book Stock for Home 
Reading and Community Services 

Chief of Central Charging Records 

Chief of Open Shelf Department 

Readers xA.dvisor for Children 

Readers Advisor for Young Adults 

Readers Advisor for Adults 



Gladys R. White 
Charles J. Gillis 
Grace B. Loughlin 
Virginia Haviland 
M. Jane Manthorne 
Louisa S. Metcalf 



Division of Library Operations 
Assistant Director (for Library Operations) John J. Connolly 

Assistant to the Division Head in the 
Division of Library Operations 

Deputy Assistant to the Director 

Superintendent of Library Buildings 

Principal Accountant 

Chief of Bindery 

Chief of Book Preparation Department 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department 



Mary C. Robbins 
Aaron A. Starr 
Thomas P. Geoghegan 
Catherine A. Farrell 
Henry A. Fahey 
Mary M. McDonough 
Gerald L. Ball 



Officers of the Library, Emeritus 



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

Keeper of Prints, Emeritus 

Superintendent of Library Buildings, 
Emeritus 

Superintendent of Library Buildings, 
Emeritus 

Deputy Assistant to the Director, 
Emeritus 

Chief of Bindery, Emeritus 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department, 
Emeritus 

Chief of Book Stack Service, Emeritus 

Chief of History Department, Emeritus 

Chief of the Information Office, Emeritus 

Chief of Music Department, Emeritus 



Orlando C. Davis 
Arthur W. Heintzelman 

Jeremiah J. Danker 
William F. Quinn 

Samuel Green 
James P. Mooers 

William C. Maiers 
William J. Ennis 
Laura R. Gibbs 
Elizabeth B. Boudreau 
Richard G. Appel 



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Chief of School Issue Department, 
Emeritus 

Chief of Science and Technology Depart- 
ment, Emeritus 

Chief of Statistical Department, Emeritus 

Chief of Young People's Room, Emeritus 

Principal Accountant, Emeritus 

Curator of Americana, Emeritus 

Curator of Education, Emeritus 

Business Branch Librarian, Emeritus 

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



Beatrice M. Flanagan 

Loraine A. Sullivan 
Elizabeth G. Barry 
Mary C. Toy 
Helen Schubarth 
Harriet Swift 
Anna L. Manning 
Dorothy M. Lovett 

Mary E. Ames 
Edith H. Bailey 
Margaret C. Donaghue 
Marion C. Kingman 
Catherine P. Loughman 
Sara A. Lyon 
Carrie L. IMorse 
Dorothy N. Pitman 
Annie Reis 
Katherine S. Rogan 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Mary M. Sullivan 
Geneva Watson 
Rebecca E. Willis 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



1961 



STATEMENT 

OF 

EXPENDITURES AND RECEIPTS 



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Expenditures for Personnel: 

Permanent and Probationary employees (ex- 
clusive of Binding Department employees) 
Sunday and Evening, Extra and other service . 

Expenditures for Contractual Services 
Communications .... 
Light, heat, and power . 
Professional and technical services 
Recording and judicial services 
Repairs and maintenance of buildings and struc 

tures 

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 . . . $210,170.03 
Trust funds income . . . 60,332.26 



Manuscripts: 

City appropriation ... — 

Trust funds income . . . $7,996.39 

Periodicals: 

City appropriation . . . $23,142.77 

Trust funds income . . . 80 . 10 

Newspapers: 

City appropriation . . . $4,859.21 

Trust funds income . . . 1,839.29 

Microfilms: 

City appropriation . . . $210.37 

Trust funds income . . . 1,333.37 

Posters, prints, photostats, maps: 

City appropriation . . . $189.75 

Trust funds income . . . 1,050.85 

Recordings: 

City appropriation . . . $7,439.16 

Trust funds income . . . 80.57 

Films: 

City appropriation . . . $9,999.64 

Trust funds income ... — 

Miscellaneous: 

City appropriation . . . $7,859 . 13 

Trust funds income . . . 1,823.78 



,532,674.11 
248,685.19 



$2,781,359.30 



$18,128.73 

75,078.26 

5,140.50 

2,382.32 

42,763.57 
6,451.19 
3,876.89 

90,021.97 



$5.07 

14,181.05 

7,726.31 

83.39 

42,538.96 

19,106.13 



270,502.29 
7,996.39 

23,222.87 

6,698.50 

1,543.74 

1,240.60 

7,519.73 

9,999.64 

9,682.91 



243,843.43 



422,047.58 



Carried forward $3,447,250.31 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1961 

Receipts From: 

General appropriatioa 196L $3,516,675 .00 

Income from Trust Funds 80,557.99 

Gifts for Current Use : 

Anonymous A .... $12.00 

Kurt Berger 25 .00 

Arthur Wolk, Jr 4.40 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 

Foundation .... 200.00 

241 .40 

Special Appropriations: 

Departmental Equipment Loan $81,000 .00 
Remodeling, reconstructing and 
extraordinary repairs to build- 
ings 600,000.00 

681,000.00 



Carried forward $4,278,474.39 



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Brought forward $3,447,250.31 

Expenditures for Current Charges and Obligations: 

Insurance $858.57 

Rent 45,030.01 

45,888.58 



Expenditures for Equipment: 
Office furniture and equipment 
Miscellaneous equipment 



$27.88 
507.60 



535 .48 



Special Appropriations: 

Construction of buildings and orig- 
inal equipment and furnishings 
thereof (Non-revenue) 

Construction of buildings and original equip- 
ment and furnishing thereof (Revenue) 

Departmental equipment loan (Non-revenue) 



$140,696.17 

2,261.39 
880.95 



143,838 .51 



Special Items: 

Trust funds income, scholarships . $800.00 

Trust funds income, sick benefits . 200.00 

Trust funds income, miscellaneous 10,309.45 



$11,309.45 



Gifts for Current Use: 

Film Council of Greater Boston . $182.75 

Lucien E. Taylor . . . . 25.00 

Trustees' Fund .... 72.33 

Albert Volk, Jr 4.40 

Albert H. and Jessie D, Wiggin 

Foundation 200.00 



484.48 



Grants: 

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



334.66 



12,128.59 



Binding Department: 

Salaries 

Gas 

Repairs and servicing equipment . 
Miscellaneous contractual services 
Household supplies and materials 
Office supplies and materials . 
Miscellaneous supplies and materials 

Carried forward 



$92,029.98 

103.49 

32.80 

67.00 

4.06 

176.59 

5,855.71 



98,269.63 
$3,747,911.10 



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Brought forward $4,278,474.39 

Balances Bhought Forward from 1960: 

City appropriation $1,087.59 

Trust Funds income 70,845.00 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic 

Account 10,679.21 

Gifts for Current Use: 

Anonymous $100.00 

Centennial Anniversary Fund . 178.00 

Film Council of Greater Boston 182 .75 

Sidney R.Rabb .... 50.00 

LucienE. Taylor .... 100.00 

Trustees' Fund . . . . 230.15 

840.90 

Grants: 

American Library Association, 
from Fund for Adult Education 
(for an American Heritage 
Project in five public libraries 
in the Metropolitan area) .... 336.21 

Special Appropriations: 

Construction of buildings and 
original equipment and fur- 
nishings thereof (Non-revenue) $349,661 . 55 
Construction of buildings and 
original equipment and fur- 
nishings thereof (Revenue) . 144,007.32 
Departmental equipment loan . 188.37 

493,857.24 

Revenue on hand 2,622.93 

580,269.08 



Carried forward $4,858,743.47 



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Brought forward $3,747,911,10 

Amounts Paid into the City Treasury: 

Fines $82,072.95 

Sale of publicationa 140.82 

Payments for lost books and damages . . 2,703.73 

Commission on coin locks 765.06 

Commission on telephone stations . . . 881 .95 

Sale of waste paper 94.41 

Non-resident borrowers' fees 12,941 .00 

Miscellaneous receipts 1,408.69 

101,008.62 



Balances, December 31, 1961: 
Trust Funds income .... 
James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 



$65,556.93 
10,679.21 



Gifts for Current Use: 

Anonymous .... 
Kurt Berger .... 
Centennial Anniversary Fund 
Sidney R. Rabb . 
Lucien E. Taylor 
Trustees' Fund 



$112.00 
25.00 

178.00 
50.90 
75.00 

157.82 



597.82 



Grants: 

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



1.55 



Special Appropriations: 

Construction of buildings and 
original equipment and fur- 
nishings thereof (Non-reve- 
nue) $208,965.38 

Construction of buildings and 
original equipment and fur- 
nishings thereof (Revenue) . 141,745.93 

Departmental equipment loan . 80,307 . 42 

Remodeling, reconstructing, and 
extraordinary repairs to build- 
ings 600,000.00 



1,031,018.73 



General Appropriation: 
Amount carried forward to 1962 
appropriation .... 
Surplus credit balance 



$320.26 
34.94 



Income on hand 



355.20 
1,898.70 



1,110,108.14 



To balance $4,959,027.86 



Boston Public Library 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1961 

Brought forward $4,858,743.47 

Receipts from: 

Fines $81,295.33 

Sale of publications 144.55 

Payments for lost booke and damages . . 2,740.82 

Commission on telephone stations . . . 881.95 

Sale of waste paper 94.41 

Non-resident borrowers' fees 12,922.00 

Miscellaneous receipts 1,440.27 

Commission on coin locks 765.06 

100,284.39 



To balance $4,959,027.86 



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