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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
1962 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 



1 ■ 



JUL 1 4 1964 



TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



EDWARD G. MURRAY 

President 
Term expires April 30, 1967 



AUGUSTIN H. PARKER, Jr. 

Vice President 
Term expires April 30, 1965 



ERWIN D. CANHAM 
Term expires April 30, 1963 



PATRICK F. McDonald 

Term expires April 30, 1961 



SIDNEY R. RABB 

Term expires April 30, 1964 



MILTON E. LORD 
Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 



1 — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1962 ... 1 



II — Appropriations and Expenditures for Personnel, 

1930 - 1962 3 



III — Appropriations and Expenditures for Books . 10 

IV — Personnel 14 



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

Library Materials 27 



VI — Use of Books, Films, and Recordings ... 41 

VII — The Catalogs 45 

VIII — Binding 46 

IX — Programs and Exhibitions 47 

X — Trust Funds 72 

XI — Officers of the Library, as of December 31, 1962 96 

Financial Statement 100 



Boston Public Library 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930-1962 



Total Expenditukbs, 1930-1962 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1955 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 
1962 



FBOU ANNUAL 

cmr 

APPBOPBIATION 

$1,132,520.06 
1,139,114.88 
1,232,633.01 
1,309,615.79 
2,573,781 .32 
3,177,122.03 
3,277,809.86 
3,319,761.18 
3,216,974.47 
3,517,407.39 
3,550,265.08 



FBOM SPECIAL FROM 

CITT INCOME OF 

APPBOPBIATION TBU8T FUNDS 



$237,962.11 
36,295.49 
52,930.24 

66,786.08 
13,730.66 
124,322.50 
78,842.43 
160,842.91 
143,838.51 
105,385.24 



$22,796.21 
24,496.50 

128,403.69 
42,695.41 
61,030.37 
50,459.29 
47,035.72 
58,093.83 
72,071 .47 
85,846.06 
90,795.58 



FBOM 

GIFTS FOB 

CUBBENT USE 



$88.80 
387.68 

2,706.48 
553.51 
137.72 

1,209.89 
806.54 
819.14 
528.98 



$1,393,278.38 
1,199,906.87 
1,414,055.74 
1,352,698.88 
2,704,304 .25 
3,241,865.49 
3,449,305.80 
3,457,907.33 
3,450,695.39 
3,747,911.10 
3,746,974.88 



DlSTMBUnON OF EXPENDITURES FROM AnNTJAL CitY APPROPRIATION, 

1930-1962 



TKAB 


BALA BIBS 
AND WAOBB 


BOOKS AND OTBEB 
LIBKABT MATBBIALS 


ALL OTHEB8 
ACCOUNTS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$809,530.41 


$159,999.97 


$162,989.68 


$1,132,620.06 


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 


1,309,616.79 


1960 


2,109,771.34 


147,498.16 


316,511.82 


2,573,781 .32 


1965 


2,510,312.15 


316,029.82 


350,780.06 


3,177,122.03 


1968 


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 


1962 


2,892,731.99 


267,033.06 


390,500.03 


3,550,265.08 



Distribution of Expenditures from Special City Appropriations, 1930-1962 





CENTRAL LIBBABT 


BRANCH 










FOUNDATIONS 


LIBRARIES 


BELIEF 








BOOF CONSTRUCTION 


NEW 


PROJECTS 


EQUIPMENT 




TKAB 


AND IMPBOVEMENT8 


BUILDINGS 


(WPA, ETC.) 


LOAN 


TOTAL 


1930 


$206,391 .46 


$31,570.65 






$237,962.11 


1935 


4,867.40 


5,705.30 


$25,722.79 




36,295.49 


1940 


14,743.24 




38,187.00 




52,930.24 


1946 












1950 


214.61 


66,571 .47 






66,786.08 


1955 




5,479.28 




$8,251 .38 


13,730.66 


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 


1962 


52,294.57 


34,324.62 




18,766.05 


105,385.24 



2 City Document No. 15 

Distribution of Expenditures from Income of Trust Funds, 1930 - 1962 

BOOKS AND OTHER 

TEAR LIBRART MATERIALS 

1930 $22,466.21 

1935 22,264.83 

1940 124,618.89 

1945 41,370.31 

1950 60,530.37 

1955 45,519.55 

1958 45,559.77 

1959 56,810.59 

1960 68,663 .46 

1961 72,014.60 

1962 81,272.41 



Distribution of Expenditures from Gifts for Current Use, 1930- 1962 

BOOKS AND OTHER 

TEAR LIBKART MATERIALS 

1930 

1935 

1940 $88.80 

1945 387.68 

1950 2,706.48 

1955 553.51 

1958 137.72 

1959 1,209.89 

1960 806.54 

1961 819.14 

1962 528.98 



SALARIES 


OTHER 


TOTAL 


$180.00 


$150.00 


$22,796.21 


1,602.67 


629.00 


24,496.50 


2,070.00 


1,714.80 


128,403.69 


481.65 


843.45 


42,695.41 


100.00 


400.00 


61,030.37 


2,207.90 


2,731.84 


50,459.29 


350.00 


1,125.95 


47,035.72 


541.34 


741.90 


58,093.83 


886.00 


2,522.01 


72,071 .47 


939.25 


12,892.21 


85,846.06 


1,267.76 


8,255.41 


90,795.58 



Boston Public Library 



II 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 

PERSONNEL, 1930-1962 

Total Appropriations and Expenditures for All Personnel, 1930 - 1962 



TEAR 


AMOUNT 
APPROPRIATED 


AMOUNT 
EXPENDED 


UNEXPENDED 
BALANCE 


1930 


S812,00U.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** 


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 


9,299.7011 


1961 


2,880,000.00 


2,873,389.28 


6,610. 721[ 


1962 


2,930,000.00 


2,892,731.99 


37,268. Olt 



• $18,775.53 transferred to other accounts of the Library; $489.07 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 $8,475.00 transferred to other accounts of the Library; $14,895.80 reverted to the City 
Treasury. 

§ $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. 

If $6,590.28 transferred to other accounts of the Library; $20.44 reverted to the City Treasury. 

j $37,268.01 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 

Changes Year by Year in Total Expenditures for All Personnel, 

1930 - 1962 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OF 




FOB SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


TBAB 


FOB ALL PERSONNEL 


PRECEDING YEAB 


FBOM 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% 


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% 


1962 


2,892,731.99 


+0.6% 


+275.5% 


Changes 


Year by Year in Total Ex 


penditures for 


Regular Servick 




(FuLL-TiME Personnel), 1930-1962 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OF 




FOB SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FEOM 


CHANGE 


TJBAB 


FOB REGULAR SERVICE 


PBECEDING YEAB 


FBOM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 






1930 


694,183.74 


+ 4.6% 


+4.6% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+ 17.1% 


+20.4% 


1940 


954,292.69 


+ 1.1% 


+43.8% 


1945 


940,227.10 


+0.8% 


+ 41.6% 


1950 


1,838,560.39 


+4.1% 


+ 176.8% 


1955 


2,227,715.52 


-5.3% 


+ 235.4% 


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% 


1962 


2,673,348.65 


+ 1.9% 


+302.8% 



City Document No. 15 



Changes Year By Year in Total Expenditures for Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel, Etc.), 1930 - 1962 





TOTAL EXPENDITUBBS 


% OF 


% OF 




FOB SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


TBAB 


FOB EXTRA SERVICE 


PBBCEDING 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% 


1956 


282,596.63 


—6.6% 


+ 171.6% 


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% 


1962 


219,383.34 


-11.8% 


+ 110.9% 



Boston Public Library 5 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1962 

Summary 

Director's Office and Office of Records, 

Files, Statistics 
Regular Service $78,913.26 

Extra Service: 

Evening and Holiday Service $10.44 10.44 

Total Expenditures for Director's Office 

and Office of Records, Files, Statistics $78,923.70 

Division of Home Reading and Community 

Regular Service $1,314,130.62 

Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $118,916.45 

Evening and Holiday Service 1,251.00 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 

By the Hour 8,698.61 

Evening and Holiday 8,039 . 89 

Sunday Service 6,596 . 74 143,502 . 69 

Total Expenditures for Division of Home 

Reading and Community Services 1,457,633.31 

Division of Reference and Research 

Services 
Regular Service $686,578.54 

Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $34,588.44 

Evening and Holiday Service 616.83 

Sunday Service 17,452.88 52,658.15 



Total Expenditures for Division of Reference 
and Research Services 

Division of Library Operations 
Regular Service 
Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $96 . 60 
Evening and Holiday Service 768.24 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 

Evening and Holiday Service 5,512.50 
Sunday Service 8.407.76 


$502,524.75 
14,785.10 


739,236.69 


Total Expenditures for Division of Library 
Operations 

Division of Information 
Regular Service 
Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $7,509 . 22 
Evening and Holiday Service 27 . 29 
Sunday Service 775.49 


$55,690.49 
8,312.00 


517,309.85 



Total Expenditures for Division of Informa- 
tion 64,002.49 



City Document No. 15 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1962 — Concluded 



Division of Personnel 
Regular Service 
Extra Service: 

Part-time Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Total Expenditures for Division of Personnel 
Total Expenditures for All Personnel 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIRECTOR'S OFFICE AND 
OFFICE OF RECORDS, FILES, STATISTICS, 1962 

REGULAR PART-TIME EVENING AND SUNDAY TOTAL 

UNIT SERVICE SERVICE HOLIDAY SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE 

Director's Office $64,875 37 $10.44 $64,885.81 

Office of Records, Files, 

Statistics 14,037 69 14,037.89 



Summary 






$35,510.99 


$100.96 
14.00 


114.96 


rsonnel 


$35,625.95 


nel 


$2,892,731.99 



Total Expenditures for 

Director's Office and 

Office of Records, Files, 

Statistics $78,913.26 $10 44 $78,923. 70 



Boston Public Library 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF HOME READING AND 

COMMUNITY SERVICES, 1962 



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 

Total Expenditures for 
Division of Home Read- 
ing and Community Ser- 
vices 



REOULAR 
SERVICE 

$92,111.90 

34,274.10 
26,426.31 



33,001.43 2,333.92 



42,573.88 

65,204.00 

96,126.04 

924,412.96 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 



J, 134. 91 



1,708.34 
10,283.43 

6,708.11 
94,747.74 



JANITORIAL AND 

cleaning: EVENING, 

BY THE HOUR HOLIiDAT 

AND EVENING AND 

AND HOLIDAY SUNDAY 

SERVICE SERVICE 



$34.57 



$589.33 
711.74 



3,079.16 

3,414.99 

16,712.15 44.30 



TOTAL 

SBRVICB 

$92,735.80 
38,120.75 
26,426.31 

35,335.35 

44,282.22 

78,566.59 

106,249.14 

1,035,917.15 



$1,314,130.62 $118,916.45 $16,746.72 $7,839.52 $1,457,633.31 



Branch Libraries: 
Adams Street 
AUston 
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 Service 
Hospital Library Service 

Total Expenditures for 
Branch Libraries 



$39,274.40 
32,456.51 
31,461.57 
32,740.07 
34,992 . 85 
31,472.06 
30,342.58 
28,882.05 
41,141.26 
32,051.87 
36,984.61 
27,082.43 
22,922.43 
41,865.80 
19,728.14 
23,895.09 
17,708.59 
32,583.22 
18,662.02 
35,803.83 
53,142.57 
44,165.84 
25,505.47 
37,321.68 
30,248.94 
45,814.59 
66,354.52 
9,807.97 



$4,055.07 
2,111.20 
2,578.57 
3,274.81 
4,249.55 
2,969.95 
4,019.65 
2,827.70 
3,874.39 
3,670.00 
3,688.20 
2,932.26 
2,830.72 
3,876.20 
2,606.34 
2,678.19 
2,663.12 
2,700.07 
2,256.54 
2,273.19 
4,604.73 
4,207.28 
2,248.13 
4,172.66 
3,459.12 
3,940.31 
9,507.29 
472.50 



$37.89 

1,932.34 
2,150.93 



109.97 

39.10 

81.79 

201 . 60 

2,792.21 

2,953.20 

190.89 



81.48 
2,953.20 
1,265.37 
1,820.49 

58.64 



34.83 

8.22 



11.30 



15.82 



7.70 
2.33 



7.15 



$43,367.36 
34,567.71 
35,972.48 
38,165.81 
39,242.40 
34,442.01 
34,362.23 
31,819.72 
45,054.75 
35,803.66 
40,874.41 
32,818.20 
28,706.35 
45,932.89 
22,334.48 
26,573.28 
20,371 . 71 
35,380.59 
23,871 . 76 
39,342.39 
59,567.79 
48,439.46 
27,755.93 
41,494.34 
33,708.06 
49,789.73 
75,877.18 
10,280.47 



$924,412.96 $94,747.74 



),712 .15 $44 . 30 $1 ,035,917 . 15 



City Document No. 15 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND 
RESEARCH SERVICES, 1962 



Executive Staff 

Development and Arrangement 
of Collections: 
Book Selection Department 
Cataloging and Classifica- 
tion Department 
Reader Services: 
Book Stack Service 
General Reference Services: 
General Reference Depart- 
ment 
Map Department 
Periodical and Newspaper 
Department 
The Arts: 

Fine Arts Department 
Music Department 
Picture Collection De- 
partment 
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 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$31,009.78 



12,829.27 
134,598.29 
124,037.19 



46,328.60 
6,699.25 



PART-TIME 

SERVICE 



EVENING AND 

HOLIDAY SUNDAY 

SERVICE SERVICE 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 



$3,992.92 
9,305.52 

1,387.21 



$9.32 



344.10 7,488.85 
36.00 1,114.21 



$947.64 $31,957.42 

12,829.27 

138,600.53 

141,175.66 



47,189.82 5,402.26 



38,348.08 
20,543.91 



27,332.95 

20,513.60 

30,371.28 
60,198.70 

8,227.85 



38,843.93 
14,060.07 
25,445.97 



3,376.41 
1,188.11 



1,577.12 

1,171.73 
1,273.54 



4,631.71 

170.72 

1,111.19 



48,866.02 
6,699.25 



2,122.44 54,714.52 



1,559.47 

21.57 598.91 



43,283.96 
22,352.50 



508.40 
601.45 



29.43 892.70 
100.57 



67.84 1,189.09 



8.00 429.72 



27,841.35 

22,692.17 

32,465.14 
61,572.81 

8,227.85 



44,732.57 
14,230.79 
26,994.88 



Total Expenditures for 
Division of Reference 
and Research Services 



,578.54 $34,588.44 $616.83 $17,452.88 $739,236.69 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF 
LIBRARY OPERATIONS, 1962 



Business Office 

Receiving, Shipping, Stock, 
and Supply Section 

Accounting Department 

Binding Department 

Book Preparation Depart- 
ment 

Book Purchasing Depart- 
ment 

Buildings Department 

Total Expenditures for 
Division of Library 
Operations 



BKOULAB 
SERVICE 

$31,821.33 

21,685.82 
33,177.76 
94,057.24 

52,792.72 

58,899.51 
210,090.37 



$502,524.75 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 



jakitorlal and 

cleaning: 

evenimo and 

holidat and 

sunday servicb 



EVENING, 
HOLIDAT 

AND SUNOAT 
SERVICE 



$25.67 
742.57 



$96.60 $13,920.26 



TOTAL 
SBBVICl 

$31,821.33 

21,711.49 
33,920.33 
94,057.24 

52,792.72 

58,899.51 
224,107.23 



$96.60 $13,920.26 $768.24 $517,309.85 



Boston Public Library 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF 
INFORMATION, 1962 



Division Office 
Information Office 
Exhibits Office 

Total Expenditures for 
Division of Informa- 
tion 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$17,532.49 
22,049.50 
16,108.50 


PART-TIME 
SERVICE 


EVENING AND 
HOLIDAY 

SERVICE 


SUNDAY 
SERVICE 


TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$17,532.49 
30,334.21 
16,135.79 


$7,509.22 




$775.49 


$27.29 






$55,690.49 


$7,509.22 


$27.29 


$775.49 


$64,002.49 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF 
PERSONNEL, 1962 



REGULAR 
UNIT SERVICE 

Personnel Office $35,510 . 99 


PART-TIME 
SERVICE 

$100.96 


EVENING AJfD 
HOLIDAY 
SERVICE 

$14.00 


SUNDAY 
SERVICE 


TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$35,625.95 




Total Expenditures for 
Division of Personnel $35,510.99 


$100.96 


$14.00 




$35,625.95 



RECAPITULATION 

Regular Service 

Full-time Members of the Stafif 
Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $161,211.67 

Evening and Holiday Service 2,687.80 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 

By the Hour 8,698.61 

Evening and Holiday Service 13,552.39 

Sunday Service 8,407 . 76 

Sunday Service 24,825 . 1 1 

Total Expenditures For All Personnel 



$2,673,348.65 



219,383.34 
$2,892,731.99 



10 City Document No. 15 



III 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 

BOOKS 

City Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and 
Other Library Materials, 1930 - 1962 

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 

1962 267,033 



Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 

1930 - 1962 



YEAB 


FBOM CITY FDNDB 


raOM INCOME 
OP TRUST PUND8 


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 


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 


1962 


267,033.06 


81,272.41 


348,305.47 



TBA.B 

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 



1962 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



)N Public 


LiBEARY 


11 


ND Other Library Materials 


BY Divisions 


1935 - 1962 






DIVISION OF 


DIVISION OF 




HOME READING 


REFERENCE AND 


ENTIRE 


AND COMMUNITY 


RESEARCH 


LIBRARY 


SERVICES 


SERVICES 


SYSTEM 


$72,440.78 
1,335.89 


$26,793 . 17 
20,928.94 

$47,722.11 


$99,233.95 
22,264.83 


$73,776.67 


$121,498.78 


$56,100.44 
9,305 . 14 


$1,399.50 
115,313.75 

$116,713.25 


$57,499.94 
124,618.89 


$65,405.58 


$182,118.83 


$78,211.92 
1,553.76 


$3,489.82 
39,816.55 


$81,701.74 
41,370.31 


$79,765.68 


$43,306.37 


$123,072.05 


$140,501.56 
724.25 


$6,996.60 
59,806.12 


$147,498.16 
60,530.37 


$141,225.81 


$66,802.72 


$208,028.53 


$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 


$201,607.39 
1,932.30 


$65,425.67 
79,340.11 

$144,765.78 


$267,033.06 
81,272.41 


$203,539.69 


$348,305.47 



12 City Document No. 15 

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

1930 - 1962 



YEAR 
1930 

1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1955 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 
1962 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures, 

1930 - 1962 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 



TOTAL 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 


PERCENTAGES 


EXPENDITURES 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


PROM CITT FUNDS 


FROM CITT FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,132,520.06 


8159,999.97 


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% 


3,277,809.86 


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% 


3,550,265 .08 


267,033 .06 


7.52% 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FROM CITT FUNDS 


LIBRART MATERIALS 
FROM CITT FUNDS 


PERCENTAGES 
OF EXPENDITURES 


TEAR 


AND TRUST FUNDS 


AND TRUST FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


1930 


$1,155,316.27 


$182,466 . 18 


15.79% 


1935 


1,163,611.38 


121,498.78 


10.44% 


1940 


1,361,036.70 


182,118.83 


13.38% 


1945 


1,352,311.20 


123,072.05 


8.85% 


1950 


2,634,311.69 


208,028.53 


7.90% 


1955 


3,227,581.32 


361,549.37 


11.20% 


1958 


3,324,845.58 


309,183.17 


9.30% 


1959 


3,377,855.01 


230,776.61 


6.83% 


1960 


3,289,045.94 


251,531.94 


7.65% 


1961 


3,603,253 .45 


338,406.67 


9.39% 


1962 


3,611,060.66 


348,305.47 


9.65% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 
Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 
1930 - 1962 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 





FOR SALARIES 
AND WAGES 




TOTAL EXPENDITURE 
FOR BOOKS 


;s 






TEAR 


FROM CITT FUNDS 


% 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$809,530.41 


84% 


$159,999.97 


16% 


$969,530.38 


100% 


1935 


912,339.26 


90% 


99,233.95 


10% 


1,011,573.21 


100% 


1940 


1,045,735 .40 


95% 


57,499.94 


5% 


1,103,235.34 


100% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


93% 


81,701.74 


7% 


1,146,045.46 


100% 


1950 


2,109,771 .34 


93% 


147,498.16 


7% 


2,257,269.50 


100% 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


89% 


316,029.82 


11% 


2,826,341 .97 


100% 


1958 


2,647,629.20 


91% 


263,623.40 


9% 


2,911,252.60 


100% 


1959 


2,779,945.63 


94% 


173,966.02 


6% 


2,953,911.65 


100% 


1960 


2,706,700.30 


94% 


182,868.48 


6% 


2,889,568.78 


100% 


1961 


2,873,389.28 


92% 


263,870.06 


8% 


3,137,259.34 


100% 


1962 


2,892,731.99 


92% 


267,033.06 


8% 


3,159,765.05 


100% 



Boston Public Library 



13 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other. 

1930 - 1962 





TOTAL EXPENDITUBE8 
FOB SALARIES AND 


TOTAL EXPENDITUBES 










WAGES FROM CITY 




FOR BOOKS FROM 










FOND8 AND TRUST 




CITY FUNDS AND 








YEAB 


FUNDS 


% 


TRUST FUNDS 


/o 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$809,710.41 


82% 


$182,466.18 


18% 


$992,176.59 


100% 


1935 


913,941.93 


88% 


121,498.78 


12% 


1,035,440.71 


100% 


1940 


1,047,805.40 


85% 


182,118.83 


15% 


1,229,924.23 


100% 


1945 


1,064,825.37 


90% 


123,072.05 


10% 


1,187,897.42 


100% 


1950 


2,109,871.34 


91% 


208,028.53 


9% 


2,317,899.87 


100% 


1955 


2,512,520.05 


87% 


361,549.37 


13% 


2,874,069.42 


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% 


1962 


2,893,999.75 


89% 


348,305.47 


11% 


3,242,305.22 


100% 



Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1962 





REQUESTED 
FOR SALARIES 




BEQUESTED FOR 
BOOKS AND OTHER 








TEAR 


AND WAGES 


% 


LIBBARY 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% 


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% 


1962 


2,930,000.00 


92% 


270,959.00 


8% 


3,200,959.00 


100% 



14 



City Document No. 15 



IV 



PERSONNEL 



Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1929 - 1962 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




TOTAL PERSONNEL 






FOR SALARIES AND 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR ALL 


% OP CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31 ST 


% OF CHANQB 


TEAR 


PERSONNEL 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.26 




602 




1930 


809,530.41 


+5.1% 


644 


+7.0% 


1935 


912,339.26 


+ 18.3% 


687 


+ 14.1% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


+35.7% 


632 


+5.0% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


+38.2% 


620 


+2.9% 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


+ 173.8% 


752 


+24.9% 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


+225.9% 


742 


+23.3% 


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% 


1962 


2,892,731.99 


+275.5% 


631.3 


+4.9% 



Cost and Number of Regular Service, 1929 - 1962 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR 



TOTAL NUMBER OP 
REGULAR SERVICE AS 





SALARIES AND WAGES 


% OF CHANGE 


OF DECEMBER 3l8T 


% OF CHANGE 


TEAR 


FOB REGULAR SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 




475 




1930 


694,183.74 


+4.6% 


512 


+7.8% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+20.4% 


571 


+20.2% 


1940 


954,292.69 


+43.7% 


543 


+ 14.3% 


1945 


940,227.10 


+41.6% 


516 


+8.6% 


1950 


1,838,560.39 


+ 176.8% 


584 


+22.2% 


1955 


2,227,715.52 


+235.6% 


593 


+24.8% 


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% 


1962 


2,073,348.65 


+302.8% 


542.3 


+ 14.2% 



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

1929-1962 



1929 
1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1955 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 
1962 







TOTAL EXTRA SERVICE 








PERSONNEL IN TERMS 








OF EQUIVALENT OP 




TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 




FOR SALARIES AND 




AS OF 




WAGES FOR EXTRA 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31 ST 


% OP CHANGE 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


$104,032.28 




127 




112,214.67 


+7.8% 


132 


+3.9% 


96,330.61 


-7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


89,517.71 


—13.9% 


89 


—29.9% 


120,536.63 


+ 15.8% 


104 


-18.1% 


271,210.95 


+ 160.6% 


168 


+32.3% 


282,596.63 


+ 171.6% 


149 


+ 17.3% 


286,859.07 


+ 175.8% 


128 


+0.8% 


279,084.54 


+ 168.3% 


109 


—14.2% 


239,143.49 


+ 129.9% 


98 


—22.8% 


248,685.19 


+ 139.0% 


77 


—39.4% 


219,383.34 


+ 110.9% 


89 


—29.9% 



Boston Public Library 



15 



DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONNEL BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS, 1929-1962 
(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 



DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DeC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 



General Administrative Offices 
Director's Office and Office of Records, 

Files, Statistics' 

Circulation Division 

Division of Home Reading and Com- 
munity Services 

Reference Division 

Division of Reference and Research 
Services 

Division of Business Operations 
Division of library Operations 

Division of Information^ 

Division of Personnel' 



Total 



1929 1939 

14 13 



210 



257 



1949 

26 



256 



1959 



10 



1960 



10 



1961 1962 



10 10 









276 


247 


260 259.3 


132 


183 


168 














131 


119 


142 149.8 


119 


127 


138 














116 


106 


111 107 








8 


8 


12 10.2 








6 


6 


7 6 






475 


580 


588 


547 


496 


542 542.3 



1 Prior to October 15, 1958, included under General Administrative OflScea. 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1962 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES' 
(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 



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

1929 1939 1949 1959 1960 1961 1962 

Executive Department 11 

Editor's Department 1 

Training Class 2 

Training Office 

Director's Office 13 9 

Exhibits Office 

Information Office 6 

Personnel Office 7 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 4 

Total 14 13 26 

' General .Administrative Offices as such discontinued as of October 15. 1958. 



16 



City Document No. 15 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1962 

DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICESi 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 



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



1929 



1939 



Circulation Division, Executive Staff 
Division of Home Reading and Com- 
munity Services, Executive Staff 

Audio-Visual Center^ 
Audio-Visual Department 

Branch Department 

Central Office, Branch Libraries 

Book Preparation Department' 

Cataloging and Classification Depart- 
ment 

Cataloging and Classification Depart- 
ment, Circulation Division 

Cataloging and Classification Depart- 
ment, Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services 

Branch Issue Department 

Book Selection Department, Circulation 

Division 
Book Selection Department, Division of 

Home Reading and Community 

Services 

Central Book Stock for Home Reading 
Services } 

Branch Issue Section 
School Issue Section 

Central Charging Records' 
Registration Department' 

Open Shelf Department 

Children's Department 
Young People's Room' 

School Issue Department* 

Branch Libraries: 
Adams Street' 
Allston 

Andrew Square* 
Boylston^ 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
City Point'" 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
Egleston Square" 
Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenseum" 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point" 
Kirstein" 
Lower Mills 



25 



4 
4 
4 

7 
8 
2 

7 

6 
11 

3 
7 
7 
6 
3 



21 



7 
10 

7 
7 
7 
6 
6 
4 
4 



1949 
14 



1959 



13 



1960 



14 



1961 



- 


9 
6 


7 


q 


22 


19 


7 


21 


20 



7 6 

8 8 

5 

8 7 

8 7 

7 6 

8 6 
— 8 

6 6 

7 7 

8 5 
5 

4 4 



15 15 



6 

7 

7 

7 

6.5 

6 

8 

6 



7 7 
6 5 



Boston Public Library 



17 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1961 

DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES' 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-LJNE EQUIVALENTS) 



Branch Libraries: 



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

1929 1939 1949 1959 1960 1961 1962 



Mattapan 
Memorial 


5 
9 


10 
11 


9 

8 


8 
4 


8 
3 


8 
4 


8 
3 


Mount Bowdoin 


7 


6 


7 


6 


6 


6 


4 


Mount Pleasant 


3 


4 


4 


3 


3 


5 


3 


Neponset^^ 
North End 


3 

8 


3 
10 


4 
9 


6 


5 


6 


6 


Orient Heights 
Parker HUl 


3 
3 


4 

8 


4 

7 


3 

7 


3 

7 


3 
6 


3 

7 


Phillips Brooks" 




3 


3 










Roslindale 


5 


7 


6 


7 


7 


10 


10 


Roxbury Crossing" 
South Boston's 


4 
8 


7 


5 


8 


8 


8 


8 


South End 


8 


6 


6 


5 


4 


5 


5 


Tyler Street Reading Room" 
Uphams Corner 


4 
10 


10 


8 


7 


6 


7 


7 


Washington Village 

West End^" 


9 


9 


7 
10 


7 
6 


6 


7 


6.7 


West Roxbury 
Bookmobile Service*' 


6 


8 


9 


8 
16 


8 
13 


8 
17 


8 
16 


Hospital Library Service** 









2 






2.5 


Total 


210 


257 


256 


276 


247 


260 259.3 



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

1 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. 
' 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. 

» Registration Department incorporated into Central Charging Recorda 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 ConnoUy Branch Library December 12, 1940. 
10 Branch Library closed October 30, 1957. 
'1 Branch Library opened July 8, 1953. 
1' Branch Library closed March 15, 1949. 
1' Branch Library closed June 29, 1956. 
H Branch Library closed July 1, 1940. 
1' Branch Library closed December 31, 1956. 
16 Branch Library closed August 31, 1956. 
1' Branch Library closed July 1, 1938. 

18 Branch Library closed May 20, 1957, on account of fire; reopened in new building October 31, 1957. 
J> Closed as Branch Library July 1, 1938; reopened as Reading Room December 7, 1951; closed as Reading Room 

June 29, 1956. 
*i Branch Library closed April 15, 1960. 

21 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; Service resumed March 5, 1962. 



18 



City Document No. 15 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1962 

DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES^ 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 

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

1929 1939 1949 1959 1960 1961 1962 

Reference Division, Executive Staff — II 6 — — 

Division of Reference and Research 

Services, Executive Staff 4 3 6 6 

Development and Arrangement of Col- 
lections: 

Book Selection Department 

Book Selection Department, Refer- 
ence Division 2 2 

Book Selection Department, Division 

of Reference and Research Services 2 2 2 2 

Catalog Department 19 

Shelf Department 15 

Cataloging and Classification Depart- 
ment, Reference Division 31 27 

Cataloging and Classification Depart- 
ment, Division of Reference and 

Research Services — 22 24 31 34.7 

Reader Services: 

Information Department' 5 

Open Shelf Department* 9 

Registration* 8 10 

Issue Department 36 46 

Book Stack Service 46 28 27 30 29.1 

General Reference Services: 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals 25 

Genealogical Department 

Bates Hall Reference Desk 8 

Bates Hall Centre Desk 4 

Main Reading Room 

General Reference Department 12 6 8 7 9 

Maps Department 1 1 

Newspaper Department 

Periodical Department 

Periodical and Newspaper Department 10 9 8 7 9 9.5 

The Arts: 

Special Libraries Department 19 

Fine Arts, Rare Book, and Technology 

Departments ^ 

Technology, Fine Arts, and Music 

Departments 

Fme Arts Department [8] 10 10 8 6 8 8 

Music Department [4] 5 4 4 4 4 4 

Science and Technology Department [4] 

Patent Department 

Rare Book Department [3] 

Picture Collection Department 1 1 



Boston Public Library 19 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1962 Cont. 

DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES^ 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 

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

1929 1939 1949 1959 1960 1961 1962 

The Humaxiities: 

History Department 5 5 5 5 5 

The Social Sciences: 

Social Science Department 1 1 11 

Statistical Department 5 4 5 

Government Documents Department 5 4 6 6 

Teachers Department 3 4 

Education Department 4 5 3 4 

Kirstein Business Branch* 12 16 14 8 12 13 

Science and Technology: 

Science and Technology Department 10 9 

Engineering Sciences Department (in- 
cluding Patents) 8 8 8 9 

Print Department 4 4 2 32. 9 

Rare Book Department 8 9 7 4 6 5.6 

Total 132 183 168 131 119 142 149.8 

« 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. 

s Senior Building Custodian assigned to Kirstein Business Branch is included. 



20 City Document No. 15 

distribution of regular service, 1929-1962 
division of library operations^ 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIMB EQUIVALENTS) 

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

1929 1939 1949 1959 1960 1961 1962 

Division of library Operations, Execu- 
tive Staff 5 

Business Office 6 5 4 5 8 

Auditor's Department 5 

Auditing Department 5 

Accounting Department 7 6 5 7 7 

Ordering Department 13 

Book Purchasing Department 17 18 13 12 14 12 

Book Preparation Department^ 9 11 13 13 10 

Stock Purchasing Department 2 

Supply Room 4 

Stock and Supplies Section 2 2 

Shipping Department 3 3 

Shipping and Receiving Section 3 3 

Receiving, Shipping, Stock, and Supplies 

Section 5 6 

Bindery Department 31 

Binding Department 34 26 21 19 19 20 

Printing Department' 6 6 5 

Engineers Department 41 

Buildings Department 39 45 41 37 41 39 

Cleaners 23 16 15 14 11 7 5 

Total 119 127 138 116 106 111 107 

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

2 Transferred from Circulation Division February 13, 1946. 

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

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1962 

DIVISION OF INFORMATION! 
(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 

DBG. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1939 1949 1959 1960 1961 1962 

Division Office 2 2 2 2 

Information Office 3 4 7 5.2 

Exhibits Office 3 2 3 3 

Total 8 8 12 10.2 

1 Established October 16, 1958. 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1962 

DIVISION OF PERSONNELi 
(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 

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

1929 1939 1949 1959 1960 1961 1962 

Personnel Office 6 6 7 6 

Total 6 6 7 6 

1 Established October 15, 1958. 



Boston Public Library 21 

DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONNEL BY CATEGORIES, 

DECEMBER 31, 1962 

(expressed in full-time equivalents) 

Library Workers 

General Officers 18 

Bookmobiles Librarian 1 

Branch Librarian 26 

Chief 18 

Curator 6 

Readers Advisor 3 

Assistant^in-Charge 1 

Administrative Library Assistant 3 

Adults Librarian 14 

Audio-Visual Librarian 1 

Book Preparation Librarian 1 

Cataloger and Classifier 3 

Children's Librarian 21 

Reference Librarian 9 

Special Library Assistant 1 

Young Adults Librarian 2 

Adults Assistant 5 

Book Preparation Assistant 1 

Book Purchasing Assistant 1 

Cataloger 3 

Children's Assistant 2 

Classifier 1 

Curatorial Assistant (Print Department) 1 

Executive Library Assistant 3 

Reference Assistant 5 

Professional Library Assistant (5th year library science degree) . . 18 

Professional Library Assistant (Temporary) (5th year library science 

degree) 1 

Professional Library Assistant 33 . 5 

General Library Assistant 14 

Pre-Professional Library Assistant 45 

Library Trainee 5.1 

Principal Library Assistant 6 

Senior Library Assistant 31.7 

Junior Library Assistant 115 

Junior Library Assistant (Temporary) 27 



Total 446.3* 

* This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent on Military Leave 
on December 31, 1962 , and for whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



22 City Document No. 15 

DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONNEL BY CATEGORIES 

DECEMBER 31, 1962 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 

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 4 

— 6 

Chief of Bindery 1 

Bindery Foreman 1 

Bindery Forwarder 6 

Bindery Finisher 2 

Apprentice Bookbinder 1 

Working Forelady of Bindery Sewers 1 

Bindery Sewers 8 

— 20 

Superintendent of Library Buildings 1 

Assistant Superintendent of Library Buildings 1 

Senior Clerk and Typist 1 

Fire Prevention Inspector 1 

Senior Building Custodian 18 

Junior Building Custodian 18 

Cleaner 6 

Head Electrician 1 

Electrician 1 

Electrician's Helper 1 

Working Foreman Carpenter 1 

Carpenter • 3 

Working Foreman Painter 1 

Painter • 2 

Third-Class Stationary Engineer 3 

Machinist 1 

Elevator Operator 2 

Elevator Operator and Laborer 1 

— 63 
Library Workers 446.3 
Clerical and Mechanical Workers 96 



Total 542.3* 

* This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent on Military Leave 
on December 31, 1962, 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, 1959) 
Library Aide (by the hour only) 

let vear of employment $ .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) 

1 St 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 weekh^ rate paid 
to a Junior Library Assistant. 

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

LA 1 Junior Librarv 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 Deputv Assistant Director 6850- 8698 

LA 9 Assistant to the Director 7817- 9929 

LA 10 Assistant Director 10637-13511 



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City Document No. 15 



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 
4808 



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) S5024-$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 $6003-87623 

P 4 Branch Librarian 6003- 7623 

P 4 BookmobUe Librarian 6003- 7623 

P 5 Coordinator $6850-$8698 

P 6 Assistant Chief Librarian $7817-$9929 

P 6 Supervisor 7817- 9929 

P 7 Chief Librarian $10637-$13511 

The Specialist Library Service 

SP 4 Readers Advisor $6003-87623 

SP 4 Curator $6003-$7623 

SP 6 Keeper $7817-$9929 



Boston Public Library 



25 



PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE CLERICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICE 



(Scale established on February 7, 1962) 



The Clerical Service 

Principal Accountant 

Senior Accountant 
Accountant 



Clerk 

Statistical Machine Operator 
Senior Clerk 

Senior Clerk and Typist . 
Principal Clerk . 



$6003-$7623 

94.25-114.25 
87.25-104.75 

61.25- 73.75 
61.25- 73.75 
73.75- 87.25 
73.75- 87.25 
104.75-128.50 



The Mechanical Service 

Superintendent of Library Buildings 

Assistant Superintendent of Library Buildings 



Carpenter, Working Forenaan 
Carpenter .... 

Electrician, Head 
Electrician .... 
Electrician's Helper . 

Painter, Working Foreman 
Painter .... 



Engineer, Third-Class Stationary 
Machinist 

Fire Prevention Inspector 

Senior Building Custodian 
Junior Building Custodian 

Elevator Operator 

Elevator Operator and Laborer 

Cleaner (35-hour week) . 
Cleaner (30-hour week) . 



$7817-$9929 

104.75-128.50 

94.25-114.25 
87.25-104.75 

94.25-114.25 
87.25-104.75 
76.25- 90.75 

94.25-114.25 
87.25-104.75 

87.25-104.75 
87.25-104.75 

87.25-104.75 

81.25- 97.75 
71.25- 83.75 

71.25- 83.75 
68.75- 81.25 

56.25- 68.75 
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 



26 



City Document No. 15 



ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1962 



EXAMINATION 

Library Assistants 
Service 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 

409 (81%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

96 (19%) 



505 (100%) 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1962 



John E. Alden 
Sinclair H. Hitchings 

Ruth M. Hayes 
Kathleen B. Hegarty 
Charles J. GilUs 

John E. Alden 
G. Florence Connolly 
G. Florence Connolly 
Nura Globus 
Rose Moorachian 
Mary G. Langton 
Ellen M. Oldham 
Louis Polishook 
B. Gertrude Wade 

Evangeline Guzelis 
Isabella C. Elder 
William R. Lewis 
Agnes D. McDevitt 
Irene Probstein 
Kathleen M. Woodworth 

Evangeline Guzelis 
Rosetta P. Martin 

Frank P. Bruno 
Harry C. Fletcher 
Patrick O. Murtagh 

Joseph J. Mercer 

Zoltdn Haraszti 



Marjorie A. Obenauer 



Keeper of Rare Books 
Keeper of Prints 

Coordinator of Children's Services 
Coordinator of Adult Services 
Deputy Assistant Director 

Acting Curator of Rare Books 
Acting Curator of the Fine Arts 
Curator of the Fine Arts 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Chief of Hospital Library Service 
Curator of Classical Literature 
Chief of Central Charging Records 
Branch Librarian 

Children's Librarian 

Reference Librarian 

Reference Librarian 

Adults Librarian 

Reference Librarian and Cataloger 

Reference Librarian 

Children's Assistant 
Children's Assistant 

Executive Library Assistant 
Executive Library Assistant 
Executive Library Assistant 

Assistant Superintendent of Library Buildings 

Keeper of Rare Books and Editor of Publica- 
tions, Emeritus 

Branch liibrarian, Emeritus 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1962 

Leonard Flamingo After 10 years of service 

Mary F. Nordyke After 10 years of service 

Hubert McKiernan After 14 years of service 

Lillian E. Smith After 14 years of service 

Lena Downey After 15 years of service 

Mary F. Cronan After 17 years of service 

Catherine Connolly After 18 years of service 

Mary E. Doherty After 18 years of service 

Gertrude E. Kinsella After 18 years of service 

Moorfield Storey, Jr. After 23 years of service 

Rosalyn S. Warner After 30 years of service 

Emilia M. Lange After 31 years of service 

Marjorie A. Obenauer After 36 years of service 

Louise L. McGurk After 38 years of service 

Zoltdn Haraszti After 39 years of service 

Lillian N. Wallace After 46 years of service 

James S. Kennedy After 51 years of service 



Boston Public Library 27 



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

TOTAL NUMBER OF VOLUMES IN THE LIBRARY AS OF 
DECEMBER 31, 1962 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library 1,416,141 

Kirstein Business Branch 40,608 

1,456,749 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Open Shelf Department 65,723 

Central Book Stock: 

Branch Issue Section 62,372 

School Issue Section^ 23,726 

Branch Libraries: 

Adams Street 25,048 

AUston 24,971 

Brighton 21,348 

Charlestown 19,065 

Codman Square 21,740 

Connolly 19,311 

Dorchester 19,899 

East Boston 17,563 

Egleston Square 25,257 

Faneuil 17,434 

Hyde Park 25,937 

Jamaica Plain 21,792 

Lower Mills 16,112 

Mattapan .■ 22,956 

Memorial 18,506 

Mt. Bowdoin 17,655 

Mt. Pleasant 12,892 

North End 17,022 

Orient Heights 11,688 

Parker Hill 19,746 

Roshndale 31,639 

South Boston 25,074 

South End 18,067 

Uphams Corner 20,980 

Washington Village 18,497 

West End* 11,516 

WestRoxbury 26,718 

Bookmobile Service 52,590 

Hospital Library Service' .... 3,719 

Total for Branch Libraries . . . 604,742 604,742 

Total for Division 756,563 756,563 

Total for Entire Library 2,213,312 

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

2 Branch Library closed April 15, 1960; book stock kept pending reopening. 
' Service discontinued April 15, 1960; Service resumed March 5, 1962. 



28 



City Document No. 15 



BOOK STOCK 

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



1852-53 . 






9,688 


1907-08 








922,348 


1853-54 . 






16,221 


1908-09 








941,024 


1854-55 . 






22,617 


1909-10 








961,522 


1855-56 . 






28,080 


1910-11 








987,268 


1856-57 . 






34,896 


1911-12 








1,006,717 


1857-58 . 






70,851 


1912-13 








1,049,011 


1858-59 . 






78,043 


1913-14 








1,067,103 


1859-60 . 






85,031 


1914-15 








1,098,702 


1860-61 . 






97,386 


1915-16 








1,121,747 


1861-62 . 






105,034 


1916-17 








1,139,682 


1862-63 . 






110,563 


1917-18 








1,157,326 


1863-64 . 






116,934 


1918-19 








1,173,695 


1864-65 . 






123,016 


1919-20 








1,197,498 


1865-66 . 






130,678 


1920-21 








1,224,510 


1866-67 . 






136,080 


1921-22 








1,258,211 


1867-68 . 






144,092 


1922-23 








1,284,094 


1868-69 . 






152,796 


1923-24 








1,308,041 


1869-70 . 






160,573 


1924-25 








1,333,264 


1870-71 . 






179,250 


1925 








1,363,515 


1871-72 . 






192,958 


1926 








1,388,439 


1872-73 . 






209,456 


1927 








1,418,489 


1873-74 . 






260,550 


1928 








1,442,802 


1874-75 . 






276,918 


1929 








1,475,743 


1875-76 . 






297,873 


1930 








1,526,951 


1876-77 . 






321,010 


1931 








1,572,802 


1877-78 . 






345,734 


1932 








1,631,422 


1878-79 . 






360,963 


1933 








1,654,017 


1879-80 . 






377,225 


1934 








1,673,609 


1880-81 . 






390,982 


1935 








1,682,848 


1881-82 . 






404,221 


1936 








1,693,335 


1882-83 . 






422,116 


1937 








1,700,681 


1883-84 . 






438,594 


1938 








1,693,688 


1884-85 . 






453,947 


1939 








1,704,729 


1885 






460,993 


1940 








1,714,923 


1886 






479,421 


1941 








1,720,605 


1887 






492,956 


1942 








1,734,516 


1888 






505,872 


1943 








1,732,395 


1889 






520,508 


1944 








*1,719,983 


1890 






536,027 


1945 








1,733,000 


1891 






556,283 


1946 








1,757,095 


1892 






576,237 


1947 








1,770,414 


1893 






597,152 


1948 








1,811,806 


1894 






610,375 


1949 








1,832,173 


1895 






628,297 


1950 








1,870,428 


1896-97 . 






663,763 


1951 








1,924,640 


1897-98 . 






698,888 


1952 








1,960,922 


1898-99 . 






716,050 


1953 








2,011,358 


1899-1900 






746,383 


1954 








2,056,722 


1900-01 . 






781,377 


1955 








2,085,660 


1901-02 . 






812,264 


1956 








2,105,452 


1902-03 . 






835,904 


1957 








2,117,282 


1903-04 . 






848,884 


1958 








2,145,849 


1904-05 . 






871,050 


1959 








2,170,907 


1905-06 . 






878,933 


1960 








2,162,176 


1906-07 . 






903,349 


1961 








2,182,355 




1962 








2,213,312 



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



Boston Public Library 29 

ACCESSIONS, 1962 

The following statistics include materials received in 1962; they do not include 
materials received in earlier years, but processed only in 1962. 

Classification of Accessions, 1962 

SOURCE NO. OF VOLUMES 

By purchase 91,325 

By gift and exchange 6,917 

By binding of newspapers 34 

By binding of serials 7,786 

106,062 

Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books 
AND Other Library Materials, 1962 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

From City Appropriation $65,425 . 67 

From Trust Funds Income 79,340.11 

$144,765 . 78 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation $201,607.39 

From Trust Funds Income 1,932.30 

203,539.69 



$348,305.47 

Distribution of Books Acquired by Purchase, 1962 
Division of Reference and Research Services 

From City Appropriation 8,736 

From Trust Funds Income 8,945 

17,681 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation 72,930 

From Trust Funds Income 714 

73,644 

91,325 

Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Division of Home Reading 
AND Community Services, 1958-1962 

TOTAL NUMBER 
OF VOLUMES 
NUMBER OP NET INCREASE DIVISION OF HOME 

VOLUMES NUMBER OF OR DECREASE IN READING AND COM- 

TEAR DISCARDED VOLUMES ADDED NUMBER OF VOLUMES MUNITT SERVICES 

1958 62,551 78,919 +16,368 740,338 

1959 58,401 71,193 +12,792 753,130 

1960 75,759 51,371 —24,388 728,742 

1961 73,258 92,294 +19,036 747,778 

1962 61,496 70,281 +8,785 756,563 



30 City Document No. 15 

V 

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

ON HAND NET GAIN ON HAND 

jan. 1, 1962 ob loss jan. 1, 1963 
Films 

Audio-Visual Department .... 1,277 +67 1,344 

Lantern Slides 

Fine Arts Department 28,489 

Print Department 473 



— 


28,489 
473 


— 


28,962 


+1 

+ 100 


27 
2,100 


-73 


12,512 


+28 


14,639 


-9,879 

+ 5,048 

-200 


122,805 
2,300 


-5,031 


125,105 


- 1,459 


133,805 


+272 


28,578 





178 



Total 28,962 

Microfilms 

Music Department 26 

Rare Book Department 2,000 

Science and Technology Department — 

Patent Room 12,585 

Total 14,611 

Pictures 

Education Department 9,879 

Fine Arts Department 117,757 

Rare Book Department 2,500 

Total 130,136 

Post Cards 

Fine Arts Department 135,264 

Prints and Drawings (original) 

Print Department 28,306 

Projected Books 

Hospital Library Service .... 178 

Recordings 
Circulating 

Audio-Visual Department .... 6,004 +323 6,327 
Branch Libraries: 

Adams Street 314 

Brighton 121 

Charlestown 189 

Connolly 100 

Dorchester 87 

East Boston 147 

Egleston Square 589 

Faneuil 5 

Hyde Park 103 

Jamaica Plain 418 

Mattapan 386 

Memorial 85 

North End 145 

Parker Hill 107 

Roslindale 544 

South Boston 297 

Uphams Corner 108 

Washington Village .... 99 

WestRoxbury 170 

Total 10,018 +1,259 11,277 

Non-Circulating 

Music Department 4,982 -11 4,971 



+60 


374 


+64 


185 


+61 


250 


+60 


160 


+67 


154 


+60 


207 


+36 

-5 

+60 


625 


163 


+25 


443 


+55 


441 


+60 


145 


+60 


205 


— 


107 


+58 


602 


+50 


347 


+60 


168 


+ 50 


149 


+ 55 


225 



Boston Public Library 31 

A SELECTION OF NOTABLE PURCHASES, 1962 

Americana 

A letter from a West-India merchant. London, 1712. 

Lincoln, Mary John (Bailey). Mrs. Lincoln's Boston cook 
book. Boston, 1884. 

Tennent, William. An address, occasioned by the late in- 
vasion. Philadelphia, 1774. 

Thierry de Menonville, N. J. Traite de la culture du nopal, 
Paris, 1787. 

Ward, Nathaniel. The simple cobbler of Agawamm in 
America. 3d ed. London, 1647. 

Early Printed Books 
Altoni, Giovanni. II soldato. Florence, 1604. 
Catholic Church. Liturgy. Manuale ad usum sagiensem. 

Rouen, 1515. 

. Ordo baptizandi. Nantes, 1558. 

. Sancturale. Saragossa, 1502. 

. Vade mecum: missale itinerantium. 

Nuremberg [ca. 1512.] 
Church of England. Leabhar na nurnaightheadh. Dublin, 

1608. 
Dante Alighieri. La volgare eloquenza. Vincenza, 1529. 
Garland, John. Multorum vocabulorum equivicorum inter- 

pretatio. London, 1505. 
Ive, Paul. The practise of fortification. London, 1589. 
Jacobus de Varagine. La legende doree. Paris, 1504. 
. Legendarii di sancti istoriadi. Milan, 

1511. 
Perrault, Charles. Labyrinthe de Versailles. Paris, 1679. 
Reneaulme, Paul. Specimen historiae plantarum. Paris, 

1611. 

Incunabula 
Aesopus. Vita et fabulae. Milan, 1479. 
Expositio officii missae. [Strassburg, ca. 1476.] 
Herolt, Johannes. Sermones discipulis. Reutlingen [ca. 

1479-82.] 
Stella clericorum. Paris [before 19 Nov. 1488.] 

Manuscripts 
Boston. Committee to View the Town Land on the Dock. 
Manuscript dated, signed by John Hancock and 
others; Boston, 1772. 



32 City Document No. 15 

Manuscripts — Continued 
Colden, Cadwallader. Autograph manuscript; Instructions 

on botany for his daughter Jane; [n.p., n.d.] 
Greenaway, Kate. 12 autograph letters signed to Mr. and 

Lady Ponsaby; Frognal, etc., 1893-1900. 
Houdini, Harry. Collection of letters, photographs, etc.; 

New York, etc., 1904-26. 
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. A.l.s. to Sir John Herschell; 

Nahant, 2 Aug. 1867. 
Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de. A.l.s. to 

Martin Folkes; Paris, 10 Nov. 1742. 
Proust, Marcel. A.l.s. to Count Georges de Lauris; [Paris, 

ca. 1910.] 
Roualt, Georges. A.l.s. to M. A. Dayot; [Paris, Sept. 1925.] 

Significant Editions 
Beaumont and Fletcher. The island princess. London, 1667. 
Davenant, William. The witts. London, 1636. 
Newman, John Henry, Cardinal. Apologia pro vita sua. London, 

1864. Presentation copy. 
Vega Carpio, Lope Felix de. La Filomena. Madrid, 1621. 

Feints and Drawings 
Albee, Grace. 

Two wood engravings. 
Bartlett, Richard. 

One lithograph; three serigraphs. 
Bengtz, Ture. 

Two lithographs (one in color.) 
Bishop, Isabel. 

Seven etchings. 
Blampied, Edward. 

One drawing; one etching. 
Bufford's, J. L., Lithographers. 

Three lithographs (two in color.) 
Calapai, Letterio. 

One etching and engraving. 
Dunbar, Daphne. 

Four lithographs (one in color). 
Grassby, Percy. 

One drypoint; four etchings. 
Haskell & Allen Lithographers. 

One lithograph. 



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Prints and Drawings— Continued 

Kupferman, Lawrence. 

Five drypoiiits; one soft-ground etching. 
Lewis, Martin. 

Six etchings. 
Nason, Thomas W. 

Twenty-four wood engravings. 
Pennell, Joseph. 

One etching. 
Rantz, Sylvia. 

One Uthograph in color; four serigraphs. 
Rushbury, Henry. 

Thirty-one drypoints; one drypoint and engraved; one litho- 
graph; one woodcut. 
Thall, Samuel. 

Three drypoints. 
Views of Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and miscellaneous 

other 19th century scenes. 

Three lithographs; 1 steel engraving; one wood engraving. 



34 City Document No. 15 

A SELECTION OF NOTABLE GIFTS, 1962 
Autographs 
Anonymous. 

Sand, George. A.l.s. to Mme. Marliani; La Chatre, 

30 juin 1839. 
Valterre, Colonel. Ms.l.s. to Napoleon I; Bruges, 25 

therm., an 12. 
Vespucci Family. 11 ms. documents; Florence, 1528-48. 
Voltaire, F. M. A. de. A.l.s. to M. de Chenevieres; 
Ferney, 11 mars. 1765. 

For the Virginia and Richard Ehrlich Autograph Col- 
lection. 
Friends of John Alden. 

Hancock, John. A.l.s. to Marinus Willett; Boston, 
2 Aug. 1781. 

Books and Other Material 
Adlow, Dorothy. 

The uncollected work of Aubrey Beardsley. With an 

introduction by C. Lewis Hind. 
Air France. 

Histoire de I'aeronautique. Texte et documentation de 

Charles DoUfus and Henri Bouche. 
American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Science in Alaska. Proceedings of the Alaskan Science 

Conference, 1950-1960. 
American Legion, North End Post No. 53. 

Seven volumes of nonfiction for the North End Branch 

Library. 
Angoff, Charles. 

A collection of forty-seven volumes and fifteen periodicals 

for the Judaica collection, in memory of Fanny Goldstein. 
BoUingen Foundation. 

The notebooks of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Part 2, 
in two volumes. 

Of divers arts. By Naum Gabo. 

Samothrace, Volume 4, Part 1. 
Bornstein, Abraham. 

A collection of eight volumes in Hebrew and Yiddish 

for the Judaica collection. 
The Boston Globe. 

A collection of three hundred and forty-nine books of 

fiction and nonfiction. 



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CaruUi, Guy. 

A collection of seventeen volumes of fiction and non- 
fiction for the Roslindale Branch Library. 

Cornell University. L. H. Bailey Hortorium. 

Catalogue of botanical books in the collection of Rachel 
McMasters Miller Hunt. Volume 2, Parts 1 and 2. 
Compiled by Allan Stevenson. 

Craig, Hardin, Jr. 

A bibliography of encyclopedias and dictionaries dealing 
with military, naval and maritime affairs, 1577-196L 
Compiled by Hardin Craig, Jr. 

Dornbusch, C. E. 

Regimental publications and personal narratives of the 
Civil War: a checklist. Volume 1, Part 3: The New 
England States. Compiled by C. E. Dornbusch. 

Ellis, Frederick. 

A collection of twenty-eight books on fishing for the 
Hyde Park Branch Library. 

Foy, Albert J. 

A collection of ninety-five volumes on World War I 
and the political and military leaders of that period. 

Goldstein, Estate of Fanny. 

A collection of two hundred and thirty-six books for 
the Judaica collection. 

The Hazen Foundation. 

The New Testament Octapla: eight English versions 
of the New Testament in the Tyndale-King James 
tradition. Edited by Luther A. Weigle. Presented in 
recognition of Luther A Weigle. 

Huntress, Professor Ernest H. 

A collection of eighteen books on economics and science 
published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Press in 1961 and 1962. 

Korsgren, T/Sgt. Thor E. 

A collection of thirteen volumes on Japanese art, poetry, 
and philosophy. 

Maravigna, Pietrina. 

The urban villagers. By Herbert J. Gans. 

In memory of Giuseppe Maravigna. 
Como si scrive qualsiasi lettera. By Gisele d'Assailly. 
The story behind the painting. By Leo Rosten. 
For the North End Branch Librarv. 



36 City Document No. 15 

Nelson, Commander M. R. 

30 years of motion picture music: the big Hollywood 

hit tunes since 1928. 
40 years of show tunes: the big Broadway hits from 
1917-1957. 

By the American Society of Composers, Authors, 
and Publishers. 
Prall, Mary M. 

A collection of ten volumes of children's literature. 
Prince, Morton P., Sr. 

Eighty-four periodicals and books, including the works 
of Victor Hugo and Alphonse Daudet. 
Rabb, Norman S. 

The Jews: their history, culture and religion. Volumes 

1-2. By Louis Finkelstein, editor. 
A history of the Jews. By Solomon Grayzel. 
History of the Jews. Volumes 1-6. By Heinrich Graetz. 
Standard Reference Works Publishing Company, Inc. 

Funk & Wagnalls standard reference encyclopedia. 
Volumes 1-25. 
Vassar College. 

The magnificent enterprise. Compiled by Dorothy A. 

Plum and George B. Dowell. 
Education in world perspective. Edited by Emmet J. 
Hughes. 
Zacas, John. 

Twelve books in Greek for the South End Branch 
Library. 
Zeff, Mrs. Ida. 

The collected works of Sholom Aleichem. Volumes 1-20. 

Prints and Drawings 
Albee, Mrs. Grace. 
Albee, Grace. 

Two drawings; two transfer drawings. 
Albee, Percy. 

One drawing; seventeen drypoints; two drypoints, 
first state ; three drypoints, second state ; two drypoints, 
third state; two drypoints, fourth state; one drypoint, 
trial proof; one etching; fifteen lithographs; two 



Boston Public Library 37 

lithographs, first state; two lithographs, second state; 

one lithograph, third state; one monotype; two 

sketch books. 
Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin Foundation. 
Ross, John. 

One color lithograph. 
Shima, Tamami. 

One color woodcut. 
Anonymous. 

Griggs, Frederick L. 

One drypoint, third state; twenty-six pencil sketches. 
Armstrong, Rodney. 
Fuseli, Jean-Henri. 

One engraving on copper. 
Townsend, Lee. 

One drypoint. 
Benedict, Olive. 

Twenty-three original drawings by twentieth century 

American newspaper cartoonists. 
Burnett, D. T. 

Scrapbook containing two hundred and fifty-five prints 

dating from the period 1825-1845. Mostly small 

copperplate or steel engravings of English scenes. 

Also, a few small early Boston lithographs with 

sentimental themes. 
Childs, Charles D. 

Beardslay, Aubrey. 

Two lithographic posters. 
Bradley, Will. 

Two lithographic posters. 
Childs, Charles D. 

One block print; one drawing; one etching. 
Coke, E. T. 

One lithograph. 
DuMaurier, George. 

One lithographic poster. 
Grassby, Percy. 

One aquatint; four color wood engravings. 
Hallo well, George H. 

One lithographic poster. 



38 City Document No. 15 

Nason, Thomas W. 

Four wood engravings. 
Pendelton's Lithographs. 

One lithograph. 

Penfield, Edward. 

One lithographic poster. 
Pyle, Howard. 

One lithographic poster. 
Rhead, Louis J. 

One lithographic poster. 
Unsigned. 

One lithographic poster. 
Cleaves, Helen. 

Cleaves, Alfred. 

One oil sketch; five sketch books. 
Kitchings, Sinclair H. 

Moore's Lithography. 

One lithograph. 
Unknown Publisher. 

One lithograph. 
Huntley, Sydney. 
Pennell, Joseph. 

Four drawings (one a facsimile); one etching; two 

lithographs (one in color). 
Nason, Thomas W. 

Nason, Thomas W. 

One copper engraving. 

Rosenwald, Lessing. 
McBey, James. 
One etching. 
Wengenroth, Stow. 

Wengenroth, Stow. 
Eight lithographs. 
Whitehill, Walter Muir. 
Nason, Thomas W. 
One wood engraving. 



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Miscellaneous Gifts to the Print Department 

Anonymous. 
Griggs, F. L. 

Food and Drink. A pamphlet containing a talk given 
by F. L. Griggs shortly before his death in 1938. 
Campden, England. Privately printed by N. B. M. 
Griggs, 1938. 

Leysbourne type specimen, designed for the Lanston 
Alonotj^pe Corporation about 1930. Printed broad- 
side. 

Littleworth Series No. 284-16 Point Display Re- 
designed Caps. Figures added. Printed broadside. 

Three decorated papers (black, blue, purple); two 
etchings. 
Rutherford, Wilfred. 

The Inns of Court. A booklet containing six illustrations 
by F. L. Griggs. London. The Legal Insurance Co., 
Ltd.n.d. 
Childs, Charles D. 

Beckett, Gilbert A. 

A Dialogue (An Editor and His Amanuensis). Broad- 
side with one wood engraving by Percy Grassby. 

Chamberlain, Samuel. 

Boston Fish Pie?. Original copper plate (cancelled). 

Grassby, Percy. 

William Blake as Printer and Engraver, A Note. 
Printed insert from the 1924 Craftsmen Number of 
the American Printer. Contains two wood engravings 
by Percy Grassby. Mittineague, Mass., W^orthy 
Paper Co, Association, n.d. 
Holman, Richard. 

Fifteen printsellers' catalogues (American, early twen- 
tieth century). 
McBey, Mrs James. 

Tools and materials used by James McBey in etching, 
including three needle holders, a steel plate holder, 
a small anvil, dabbers and other items. Also, a large 
group of photographs of James McBey. 
Prescott, Mrs. Sherburne. 

Etching tools used by James McBey — burnisher, drypoint 
needle, magnifier and stand. 



40 City Document No. 15 

Miscellaneous Gifts to the Print Department 
(Continued) 

Rose, George W. 

Set of American wood engraver's tools, in wooden case, 
made about 1860. Once the property of the American 
engraver, Henry Wolf. 



Recordings 

Columbia Records. 

Twenty-eight sets of sixty-one recordings of Columbia 
Master works series. 
Jones, Mary K. 

Listen and learn Japanese. Three recordings, with 
manual of the complete text by Miwa Kai. 
WBZ Radio. 

Seven recordings: Democracy in America. 



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VI 

USE OF BOOKS, FILMS, AND RECORDINGS 

BOOKS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1958-1962 





1958 


1959 


1960 


1961 


1962 


Central Library 


580,401 


548,872 


496,159 


479,605 


493,229 


Kiretein Business Branch 


10,376 


9,905 


7,738 


7,067 


8,341 


Deposit Circulation^ 












(Estimated) 


281,223 


278,035 


129,234 


2,475 


6,346 


Branch Libraries, Bookmobile and Hos- 












pital Library Services: 












Adams Street 


133,069 


137,557 


125^155 


126,492 


142,264 


AUston 


73,456 


69,846 


65,440 


63,748 


64,239 


Brighton 


77,983 


80,418 


76,777 


77,440 


83,516 


Charlestown 


61,627 


61,307 


61,485 


68,972 


68,822 


Codman Square 


148,850 


148,936 


141,375 


138,494 


146,031 


Connolly 


83,696 


80,156 


80,242 


82,494 


85,595 


Dorchester 


61,247 


62,923 


63,712 


64,895 


71,416 


East Boston 


48,611 


49,812 


46,368 


54,890 


57,189 


Egleston Square 


129,498 


123,753 


112,800 


105,905 


107,020 


Faneuil 


55,815 


55,467 


55,007 


55,525 


57,197 


Hyde Park 


95,720 


97,015 


101,704 


106,747 


111,453 


Jamaica Plain 


82,139 


81,380 


80,486 


81,963 


85,728 


Lower Mills 


58,730 


61,609 


60,220 


63,530 


73,658 


Mattapan 


123,812 


129,969 


123,712 


123,193 


132,023 


Memorial 


47,677 


47,767 


44,125 


42,384 


42,383 


Mt. Bowdoin 


69,290 


66,753 


56,078 


58,164 


61,636 


Mt. Pleasant 


41,181 


41,688 


44,909 


41,752 


41,968 


North End 


39,220 


37,678 


35,818 


36,152 


39,532 


Orient Heights , 


35,491 


32,092 


43,084 


43.175 


43,485 


Parker Hill 


59,031 


61,995 


55,570 


51,455 


58,526 


Roslindale 


167,377 


163,306 


153,810 


169,016 


227,539 


South Boston 


163,613 


142,520 


139,792 


134,376 


138,591 


South End 


43,533 


42,328 


38,789 


38,239 


37,846 


Uphams Corner 


105,513 


108,151 


105,987 


96,252 


115,038 


Washington Village 


75,685 


74,860 


79,201 


78,270 


79,912 


West End2 


58,449 


50,478 


14,059 






West Roxbury 


153,576 


154,841 


150,340 


149,000 


142,750 


Bookmobile Service 


507,685 


494,541 


428,300 


401,431 


430,873 


Hospital Library Service' 


27,353 


32,572 

2,791,718 


8,324 
2,592,669 


2,553,954 


20,955 


Total for Branch Libraries 


2,828,927 


2,767,185 


Total for Entire Library System 


3,700,927 


3,628,530 


3,225,800 


3,043,091 


3,275,101 



Note: Central charging began September 17, 1953; breakdown by Divisions no longer possible. 
' School Issue Section closed April 28, 1960. 
» Branch Library closed April 15, 1960. 
« Service discontinued April 15, 1960; Service resumed March 5, 1962. 



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City Document No. 15 



Distribution of Total Circulation in 1962 



Central Library 
Kiretein Business Branch 

Central Book Stock: 
Branch Issue Section 



HOME USE 


FROM DEPOSITS TO 

VACATION SCHOOLS AND 

INSTITUTIONS 1 


TOTAL 


493,229 
8,341 




493,229 
8,341 



Branch Libraries, Bookmobile and 




Hospital Library Services: 




Adams Street 


142,264 


Allston 


64,239 


Brighton 


83,516 


Charlestown 


68,822 


Codman Square 


146,031 


Connolly 


85,595 


Dorchester 


71.416 


East Boston 


57,189 


Egleston Square 


107,020 


Faneuil 


57,197 


Hyde Park 


111,453 


Jamaica Plain 


85,728 


Lower Mills 


73,658 


Mattapan 


132,023 


Memorial 


42,383 


Mt. Bowdoin 


61,636 


Mt. Pleasant 


41,968 


North End 


39,532 


Orient Heights 


43,485 


Parker Hill 


58,526 


Roslindale 


227,539 


South Boston 


138,591 


South End 


37,846 


Uphams Corner 


115,038 


Washington Village 


79,912 


West Roxbury 


142,750 


Bookmobile Service 


430,873 


Hospital Library Service^ 


20,955 


Total for Branch Libraries 


2,767,185 



5,402 



250 
694 



944 



Total for Entire Library 



3,268,755 



6,346 



5,402 



142,264 
64,239 
83,516 
68,822 

146,031 
85,595 
71,416 
57,189 

107,020 
57,197 

111,453 
85,728 
73,658 

132,023 
42,383 
61,636 
42,218 
40,226 
43,485 
58,526 

227,539 

138,591 
37,846 

115,038 
79,912 

142,750 

430,873 
20,955 

2,768,129 

3,275,101 



> Estimated. 

* Service resumed March 5, 1962. 



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Inter-Library Loans, 1962 

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 . 



526 
376 

902 



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

issued through Branch Libraries) .... 493,229 

Kirstein Business Branch 8,341 

Branch Libraries 2,767,185 



3,268,755 



Total Circulation in 1962 

Books Lent for Home Use 

Central Library 493,229 

Kirstein Business Branch 8,341 

Branch Libraries 2,767,185 

Deposits of Books (estimated) 6,346 



3,275,101 



Books LTnrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries 

1958 - 1962 



1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 
1962 





PEBCENTAQB OF 


NUMBES OF 


INCBBA8E OB 


VOLUMES 


DECEBA8B OVBB 


tJNRECOVBEABLE 


PRECEDING TEAB 


3,370 


+26% 


3,936 


+ 17% 


3,823 


-3% 


3,223 


-16% 


4,121 


+28% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries 

1958 - 1962 









PERCENT OF 




TOTAL NUMBEB 


TOTAL NUMBEB 


VOLUMES BORROWED 




OP VOLUMES 


or VOLUMES 


WHICH WERE 


TKAB 


CNRECOVERABLE 


BORROWED 


UNEECOVERABLB 


1958 . . 


3,370 


2,832,666 


0.119% 


1959 . 


3,936 


2,792,408 


0.140% 


1960 . 


3,823 


2,593,144 


0.147% 


1961 . 


3,223 


2,554,230 


0.126% 


1962 . . 


4,121 


2,768,129 


0.149% 



Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1958 - 1962 





NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 




BOOKS LENT 


DECREASE FROM 


T«AB 


TO BORROWERS 


PRECEDING TEAR 


1958 . 

1959 . 

1960 . 

1961 . 


3,700,927 
3,628,530 
3,225,800 
3,043,091 


+ 19,593 

—72,397 
-^02,730 
—182,709 


1962 . 


3,275,101 


+232,010 



PERCENTAGE OP 

INCREASE OR 
DECREASE FROM 
PRECEDING YEAR 



+0.5% 

—2% 

—11% 

—6% 

+8% 



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City Document No. 15 



Missing Books prom the Branch Libraries, 1958 - 1962 



TEAR 

1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 
1962 





PEBCBNTAOB OP 




INCREASE OB 


TOTAL 


DECBEASB OVEB 


NUMBEB 


PBECBDING TEAS 


3,729 


+49% 


5,934 


+59% 


5,109 


—14% 


6,706 


+31% 


5,320 


—21% 



FILMS AND RECORDINGS 

Film Showings 

In Boston Public Library System 1,448 

Outside Boston Public Library System 8,999 

Total 10,447 

Film Audiences 
inside and outside boston public library system 

Adults 261,409 

Juvenile 238,935 

Total 500,344 



Film Circulation 




1962.... 9,835 




Circulation of Recordings 


Audio-Visual Department . 


38,328 


Branch Libraries: 




Brighton 


658 


Charlestown 






204 


Connolly . 






354 


Dorchester 






531 


Egleston Square 






2,316 


Hyde Park 






150 


Jamaica Plain . 






444 


Mattapan . 






1,961 


Memorial . 






226 


North End 






520 


Roslindale . 






3,225 


South Boston 






702 


Uphams Corner 






360 


Washington Village 






66 


West Roxbury . 






829 


Total ..... 


50,874 



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VII 
THE CATALOGS 

Volumes Cataloged 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Cataloged 

Central Library 22,868 

Kirstein Business Branch .... 1,835 

Recataloged 

Central Library 1,894 

26,597 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Cataloged 

Open Shelf Department .... 6,774 
Central Book Stock: 

Branch Issue Section .... 4,819 

Branch Libraries 54,734 

Miscellaneous 22 



66,349 



Microfilm Reels Cataloged 
Division of Reference and Research Services . 



Films Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 55 

Recordings Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 1,033 

Card Work 
Division of Reference and Research Services 

Library of Congress cards processed . . 80,885 

Cards processed on duplicating machine . . 63,151 
Cards typed 1,675 



145,711 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Cards processed on duplicating machine . . 294,445 
Cards typed 32,370 

326,815 

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

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library (including continuations) . 22,952 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,835 

Books reported lost or missing in previous 

years, but now found, etc 2,048 

26,835 



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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 



69,478 



803 70,281 



97,116 



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



Division of Reference and Research Services 
Central Library 



Kirstein Business Branch 



3,802 
861 



4,663 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Open Shelf Department 
Central Book Stock: 

Branch Issue Section 
Branch Libraries 



61,496 



61,496 
66,159 



VIII 
BINDING 

Number of volumes bound in various styles .... 22,269 

Volumes repaired 972 

Volumes guarded 1,165 

Photographs, plates, and maps mounted 2,312 

Library publications folded, collated, wire-stitched, covered, 

trimmed 35,000 

Portfolios, record album carriers, blocks, boxes, desk pads 

made 7,229 

Blank forms cut, drilled, and packaged 1,282,499 

Covers for periodicals, record albums, etc., made . . . 6,435 

Cutting, bimdling, and drilling stock 418 hours 

Miscellaneous work done 825 hours 



Boston Public Library 47 

IX 

PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS IN THE 
CENTRAL LIBRARY 

PROGRAMS 

General Lectures 

26 The European Com- Moderator: W. Josiah Norton, Director 
mon Market — What Is of International Activities, Arthur D. 
It? What Does It Little, Inc.; Panelists: M. Jean Savelli, 
Mean? Consul General of France; G. DArcy 

Edmondson, Consul General of Great 
Britain; Walter Phelps, Jr., Vice Presi- 
dent in Charge of European Relations, 
First National Bank of Boston. 

In cooperation with the Pan American Society of New England 
10 Beauty and Progress Dr. and Mrs. George Cheever Shattuck. 
in Colombia, South 
America. Illustrated 
with color slides. 

9 Jewish Book Month Isaac Bashevis Singer, Author. 
Program. What Yid- 
dish Literature Is and 
What It Should Be. 

Intergroup Relations Albert Vorspan, Director of the Com- 
in Boston, Cleveland, mission on Social Action of the Union 
Philadelphia and other of American Hebrew Congregations, 
representative cities. 

Sixth Program Planners Institute 

18 Handling Controver- Under the leadership of Dr. Kenneth D. 
sia] Issues in Program- Benne, Theodore Berenson Professor of 
ming. Human Relations, Boston University; 

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

DISCUSSION GROUPS 

Decisions — 1962 
6 Vietnam — Win, Lose, Discussion Leader: Kathleen B. Hegarty, 
or Draw? Adults Librarian, Boston Public Library. 

13 Red China— Third 

Greatest Power? 
20 Brazil— Which Way 
Half a Continent? 



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Feb. 27 Nigeria — Democracy 
in a New Climate? 

Mar. 6 Iran — Middle East 
Pivot? 

Mar. 13 Berlin— Test of Allied 
Unity? 

Mar. 20 United Nations — Inde- 
pendent Force? 

Mar. 27 United States— New 
Directions in Foreign 
Policy? 

Decisions — 1962 

Never Too Late Group 

Feb. 5 Vietnam — Win, Lose, Discussion Leader: Kathleen B. Hegarty, 
or Draw? Adults Librarian, Boston Public Library. 

Feb. 12 Red China— Third 
Greatest Power? 

Feb. 19 Brazil— Which Way 
Half a Continent? 

Feb. 26 Nigeria — Democracy 
in a New Climate? 

Mar. 5 Iran— Middle East 
Pivot? 

Mar. 12 Berlin— Test of Allied 
Unity? 

Mar. 19 United Nations — Inde- 
pendent Force? 

Mar. 26 United States — New 
Directions in Foreign 
PoUcy? 



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FILM PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 

n. 3 Travel in Winter. Hawaii, the 50th State; Florida Keys; Land of 
the Blue Tartan. 

n. 10 Our American Heritage. The Boston Tea Party; George Mason of 
(lunsion; Give Me Liberty. 

n. 17 In observance of International Printing Week. The Book; Com- 
munications Primer; Rhythmetic. 

n. 24 China: Past and Present. The Fall of China; A Family of Free 
China. 

n. 31 In observance of National Youth Week. To Hear Your Banjo 
Play; Youth and Summer in Sweden; Man and the Moon. 

b. 7 In observance of American Music Month. Trio; Jan Peerce and 
Nadine Connor; Carmen (Satire). 

b. 14 In observance of Negro History Week. House on Cedar Hill; 
Booker T. Washington; Face of Lincoln. 

In observance of Brotherhood Week. Lady from Philadelphia. 

The International Scene. Screen News Digest; Berlin; Middle 
East. 

In observance of Save Your City Week. City in a Shadow; Man of 
Action; Bridges-Go-Round! 

National Missile and Space Convention. Biography of a Missile. 

In observance of National Wildlife Week. Journey Into Spring; 
World in a Marsh; Blooming Desert. 

Science and You. About Time. 

In observance of Cancer Control Month. Biography of a Cancer. 

In observance of National Library Week. Day the Books Went 
Blank; It's All Yours; The Flight of the Friendship 7. 

In observance of Easter. Life of Christ in Art; Jerusalem; Your 
Neighbor Celebrates. 

In observance of Israel Independence Day. Earth Sings; Building 
a Nation; Israel, Land Reborn. 

In observance of National Home Improvement Month. Man of 
Action; Seven Guideposts to Good Design; Decorate for Living. 

In observance of National Music Week. Artur Rubenstein; 7w- 
struments of the Orchestra; Introduction to Jazz. 

In observance of National Arts and Crafts Month. The Potter; 
Talented Hands; Brush Techniques; Plastic Art. 



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In observance of National Highway Week. American Road; 
Motor Mania; Driving on Superhighways. 

Space. American in Orbit; Reaching for the Moon; A Voice for 
Mercury. 

Our Shrinking World. Water Famine. 

Nations Live Together. Mr. Europe and the Common Market. 

Men Working Together. Crossroads Africa; Pilot for a Peace 
Corps. 

Oct. 31 Elections Ahead. Our Election Day Illusions; The Best Majority, 
Part I; Where Were Youf 

Struggle, Revolution and War 
Nov. 7 Nightmare in Red. 
Nov. 14 Turn of the Century; Interregnum. 
Nov. 21 War in China 1932-1945; War in Spain. 
Nov. 28 Our Stand in Korea; Now We Are Free. 

A Season of Contrasts 

Dec. 5 This Mad Pace. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?; New 
York, New York; Magic Highway, U.S.A. 

Dec. 12 The Free Spirit. Adventures of an Asterisk; Magic Canvas; Begone 
Dull Care; Quetico. 

Dec. 19 Merry, Merry, Merry. A Charles Dickens Christmas; Merry 
Christmas; The Nativity. 

Dec. 26 Bittersweet, The Bespoke Overcoat; In the Park. 

Children's Film Program 

Jan. 15 African Girl-Malobi; Mother Dear; Pancho. 

Jan. 29 The Three Wishes; Ski Thrills; Millions of Cats. 

Feb. 12 American Flag; Teddy Bears at Play; Birds: How We Identify Them. 

Feb. 26 Life on a Sheep Ranch; Norwegian Children; Jenny's Birthday Book. 

Mar. 12 Irish Children; The Cow and the Sprite; Cinderella. 

Mar. 26 Mr. and Mrs. Robin's Family; The Pussycat That Ran Away; 
Spring Is an Adventure. 

Apr. 9 Boy of Mexico; Steadfast Tin Soldier; Magic Michael. 

Apr. 23 Gold Rush Boy; Gold Tooth; Miracle of the Trees. 



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May 7 Circus; Circus Baby; Hercules. 

May 21 Stars in Stripes; The Bluebird; Sur Le Pont D' Avignon. 

Oct. 1 Story of Christopher Columbus; Martin and Gaston. 

Oct. 22 Visit with Cowboys; World of Water; Story of King Midas. 

Oct. 29 Little Grey Neck; Magic Horse. 

Nov. 26 Frog Went a-Courtin'; Pilgrims in America; What the Frost Does. 

Dec. 10 Christmas in Germany; Christmas in Sweden. 



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RECORDINGS PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 

Recorded Music 
Famous Artists 

Jan. 8 Laurindo Almeida, guitar. Vistas D'Espana. 

Jan. 15 Doriot Dwyer, flute. Prokofiev, Sonata for Flute. 

Jan. 22 Russell Oberlin, counter-tenor. English Medieval Songs. 

Jan. 29 David Oistrakh, violin. Tchaikovsky, Concerto for Violin. 

Feb. 5 Rampal and Baker. Eighteenth Century Flute Duets. 

Feb. 12 Joan Sutherland, soprano. Recital. 

Feb. 19 Mstislav Rostropovich, cello. Prokofiev, Sinfonia Concertante. 

Feb. 26 Leonid Kogan, violin. Virtuoso's Choice. 

Mar. 5 Geza Anda. Chopin, ^4 Preludes. 

Mar. 12 Julian Bream, lute. Golden Age of Lute Music. 

Mar. 19 Galina Vishnevskaya, soprano. Recital. 

Mar. 26 William Kincaid, flute. Music for the Flute. 

Apr. 2 The Art of Fritz Kreisler. 

Apr. 9 Van Cliburn. MacDowell, Concerto No. 2. 

Apr. 16 Artur Rubinstein. Chopin, Sonata in B-Flat Minor. 

Apr. 23 Rosalind Elias, mezzo-scprano. Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky. 

Apr. 30 Jascha Heifetz Beethoven, Sonata No. 9 in A, Op. 47. ("Kreutzer")- 

May 1 William Primrose. Bartok, Viola Concerto. 

May 8 Elly Kassman, piano. Rachmaninoff, Six Moments Musicaux 
and Poulenc, Twelve Improvisations. 

May 15 Gino Ciofii, Clarinet and Ralph Berkowitz, piano. Brahms, 
Sonata in E Flat and Trio in A Minor. 

May 22 Aldo Parisot, violincello and Leopold Mittman, piano. Schubert, 
Sonata in A Minor ("Arpeggione") and Mendelssohn, Variations 
Concertantes. 

May 29 David Soyer, cello and Harriet Wingraen, piano. Mendelssohn, 
Sonata No. 1 in B Flat and Sonata No. 2 in D. 



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Folk Music 

Jan. 2 Pete Seeger. At the Village Gate. 

Jan. 9 Sbep Ginandes. Folk Songs. 

Jan. 16 Erik Darling. Ballads. 

Jan. 23 Voice of the Congo. 

Jan, 30 German University Songs. 

Feb. 6 Mahalia Jackson. European Tour. 

Feb. 13 Folk Songs of Korea. 

Feb. 20 Newport Folk Festival, 1960. 

Feb. 27 Sounds of the South. 

Mar. 6 W alkie in the Parlor (songs with ancient psaltery). 

Mar. 13 Over There. 

Mar. 20 Richard Dyer-Bennett, Yo\. 1. 

Mar. 27 Kingston Trio. Sold Out. 

Apr. 3 Robin Roberts. Come All Fair and Tender Ladies. 

Apr. 10 Songs of the American Hobo and Migratory Workers. 

Apr. 17 Weaver's Almanac. 

Apr. 24 Bonnie Dobson : She's Like a Swallow. 

May 7 Folk Songs of Hungary. 

May 14 Belafonte at Carnegie Hall. 

May 21 Guela Gill : Yemanite and Other Folk Songs. 

May 28 Treasure Chest of American Folk Songs. 

Nov. 5 Odetta. Ballad for Americans. Baez. Joan Baez in Concert. 

Nov. 6 Hungarian Peasant Songs. Czech Songs and Dances. 

Nov. 8 English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Irish Folk Songs and 
Ballads. 

Nov. 9 Great Russian Folk Dances. Treasury of German Folksongs. 



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Chamber Music 

Jan. 4 Beethoven. Septet in E Flat for Strings and Winds. 

Jan. 11 Schubert. Sonata in B Flat for Piano, Op. Posth. 

Jan. 18 Beethoven. Trio in D, Op. 8. 

Jan. 25 Brahms. Sonata No. 1 in F Minor for Clarinet and Piano. 

Feb. 1 Beethoven. Violin Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 96. 

Feb. 8 Schumann, Clara. Trio in G Minor, Op. 17. 

Feb. 15 Mozart. Quintet for Viola and Strings in C Major K, 515. 

Mar. 1 Haydn. String Quartets, Op. 64 No. 4 and Op. 76 No. 6. 

Mar. 8 Mozart. Piano Trios, K. 254; 502; 564. 

Mar. 15 Rossini. Sonatas for Strings. 

Mar. 22 Schubert. Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 28. 

Mar. 29 Brahms. Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34- 

Nov. 26 Budapest String Quartet plays Beethoven's Complete String 
Quartets. 

Nov. 27 Kogan, Gilels, Barshoi, Talalian play Tchaikovsky's Souvenir of 
Florence; Sextet for Strings and Handoshkin's Variations on a 
Russian Theme. 

Richter and Quartet of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra play Frank's 
Piano Quintet. 

Nov. 29 New Music String Quartet plays Gibbons' Fantasias Nos. 1 and 2; 
Loche's Concert of Four Parts; Purcell's Pavanne and Chasons in 
G Minor. Vienna Philharmonic Quartet plays Mozart's Quartet 
in D Major and Quartet in B Flat Major. Budapest String 
Quartet plays Schumann's Quintet in E Flat Major. 

Vocal Music 
Jan. 5 Liszt. Hungarian Coronation Mass. 

Jan. 12 Faure. La Bonne Chanson. 

Jan. 19 Gilles. Te Deuna. 

Jan. 26 Machant. Motets. 

Feb. 2 Verdi. Requiem. 



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Feb. 9 Handel. Julius Caesar, excerpts. 

Feb. 16 Couperin. Messe A L' Usage Des Couvents. 

Feb. 23 Tallis. Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet. 

Mar. 2 Strauss. Arabella, excerpts. 

Mar. 9 Wolf. Eichendorff Lieder. 

Mar. 16 Orff. Catulli Carmina. 

Mar. 23 Bach. Cantata No. 205. 

Mar. 30 Haydn. Stahat Mater. 

May 3 Brahms. Ein Deutsches Requiem. 

May 10 Bach. Cantata No. 57 and Cantata No. 32. 

May 17 Glinka. Music of Glinka and Tchaikovsky. 

May 24 Marian Anderson. Spirituals. 

May 31 Orfif. Trionfo di Affrodite. 

New Records 

Apr. 5 Monuments of Baroque Organ Music. 

Apr. 12 Bach. Six Motets. 

Apr. 26 Mozart. Ascanio in Alba. 

The Symphony 

Apr. 6 Schubert. Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6. Lorin Maazal, cond. 

Apr. 13 Brahms. Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4- Felix Weingartner, cond. 

Apr. 27 Beethoven. Symphonies Nos. 1 and 9. Fritz Reiner, cond. 

Musicals 

May 4 Kean. 

May 11 Subways Are for Sleeping. 

May 18 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. 

May 25 Unsinkable Molly Brown. 



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Invitation to Music 

Salute to the Boston Symphony 

Oct. 1 Koussevitsky conducts — Khachaturian's Concerto for Piano and 
Orchestra; Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E Flat, "Eroica. " 

Oct. 2 Monteux conducts — Khachaturian's Violin Concerto and Saint- 
Saens' Havanaise. Copland conducts — Copland's Concerto for 
Piano and Orchestra. 

Oct. 4 Munch conducts — Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3; Brahms 
Symphony No. 4- 

Oct. 5 Munch conducts — Farewell concert at Tanglewood — Beetho- 
ven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, "Chorale"; Copland's Quiet 
City. 

Oct. 6 Erich Leinsdorf conducts — Brahms' Concerto No. 2; Chabrier's 
Espana; Rinisky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture; Smetana's 
The Moldau; and Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice. 

Well-Known Maestros 

Oct. 8 Bruno Walter conducts — Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major; 
Mozart's Symphony No. J^l, "Jupiter" and Symphony No. 35, 
"Haffner." 

Oct. 9 George Szell conducts — Haydn Symphony No. 104 in I^ Major, 
"London" and Symphony No. 88 in (,' Major, "Paris"; Schubert's 
Symphony No. 7 in C Major, "The Great." 

Oct. 11 Bernstein conducts — Bach's Concerto No. 1 in D Minor for 
Piano and Orchestra; and Beethoven's Concerto No. 2 in B Flat 
Major for Piano and Orchestra; Moussorgsky-Ravel's Pictures at an 
Exhibition and Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol Op. 34- 

Oct. 13 Ormandy conducts — The Magnificent Sound of the Philadelphia 
Orchestra; Chopin's Concerto No. 2 in F Minor for Piano and 
Orchestra and Schumann's Concerto in A Minor for Piano and 
Orchestra. 

Operatic Highlights 
Oct. 15 Donizetti — Lucia DiLammermoor. 

Oct. 16 Puccini Arias — Eileen Farrell; Fifty Years of Great Operatic 
Singing. 

Oct. 18 Merry Overtures; Rossini Overtures. 

Oct. 19 Bizet — Carmen Suite; Strauss - Die Frau Ohne Schatten Suite and 
Der Rosenkavalier Suite. 

Oct. 20 Verdi — Rigoletto. 



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Jazz 
Nov. 13 Getz - Focus. 

Nov. 15 Gillespie - An Electrifying Evening. Goodman - Benny Goodman 
in Brussels. 

Nov. 16 Brubeck - Jazz Ballet. Basic - First Time. 

Musical Shows 
Nov. 19 Porgy and Bess. Showboat. 

Nov. 20 South Pacific. Flower Drum Song. 

Nov. 23 I 'nsinkable Molly Brown. Sail Away. 

Saturday Afternoon at the Opera 

Jan. 6 Puccini - Fancuilla del West. 

Jan. 13 Wagner - Siegfried. 

Jan. 20 Puccini - La Boheme. 

Jan. 27 Wagner - (> otter dammermig. 

Apr. 7 Wagner - Tannhauser. 

Apr. 14 Moussorgsky - Bom (joc^ownoy. 

Apr. 21 Verdi - Aida. 

Apr. 28 Berg - Lulu. 

May 5 Strauss - Elektra. 

May 12 Smetansi - The Secret. 

May 1 9 Massenet - Werther. 

May 26 Purcell - King Arthur. 

Nov. 3 Prokofiev - The Flaming Angel. 

Nov. 1 Rimsky - Korsakov - Tsar Sultan. 

Nov. 17 Janacek - Jenufa. 

Nov. 24 Mascagni - U Amice Fritz. Smetana - The Kiss. 

Dec. 1 Verdi - Don Carlos. 

Dec. 8 Handel - La Resurrezione. 

Dec. 15 Handel - Messiah. 

Dec. 29 Strauss - Die Fledermaus. 



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Orchestras of World Renown 

Dec. 3 New York Philharmonic Orchestra plays Schoenberg's Trans- 
figured Night and Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas 
Tallis. 

Philadelphia Orchestra plays Lalos Symphonie Espagnole and 
Bruck's Concerto No. 1. 

Dec. 4 Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra plays Schumann's Concerto for 
Cello and Orchestra and Schumann's Concerto for Four Horns and 
Orchestra. 

U.S.S.R. State Radio Orchestra plays Prokofiev's Piano Concerto 
No. 2 and No. Jf. 

Dec. 6 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays Haydn's Symphony No. 94 
in A Major and No. 103 in E Flat Major. 
Cleveland Orchestra plays Brahms' Concerto No. 1 in D Minor. 

Dec. 7 London Symphony Orchestra plays Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 
in A Major and No. 1 in E Flat. 

On the Lighter Side 
Dec. 10 Music of Glen Miller. 

Dec. 11 Boston Pops Orchestra features Curtain Going Up and Light 
Classics. 

Dec. 13 Judy Garland at the Grove; Eileen Farrell sings This Fling Called 
Love. 

Dec. 14 Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado. 

Christmas Everywhere 

Dec. 17 The Spirit of Christmas sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 
Christmas Songs by the Obern Kirchen Children's Choir. 

Dec. 18 Christmas in Spain. The Story of Christmas sung by the Epic 
Choir. 

Dec. 20 Christmas in Germany. A Ceremony of Carols sung by the Copen- 
hagen Boys Choir. 

Dec. 21 Christmas in Italy. Christmas Carols sung by the Saint Patrick's 
Cathedral Choir. 

Dec. 24 Joyeux Noel played by E. Power Biggs, organist. Christmas Carols 
on the Organ by Virgil Fox. 



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Vocal Recitals 

Dec. 26 Callas sings Operatic Arias. Victoria de los Angeles and Dietrich- 
Fischer-Duskan in Duets. 

Dec. 27 Caruso in Ensemble. Beriameno Gigle — Great Recordings. 

Dec. 28 Eileen Farrell sings Brunhildes' Immolation Scene from Wagner. 
Dame Nellie Melba's Operatic Recital. 

Dec. 31 Boit — Highlights from Ner one. Great Love Duets. 

Recorded Literature 
Jan. 7 Plato. The Trial of Socrates. 

Jan. 14 O'Casey. Juno and the Paycock. 

Jan. 21 Thomas. Under Milk Wood. 

Jan. 28 Parkinson. Parkinson's Law. 

Feb. 4 Coleridge. Rime of the Ancient Mariner. 

Feb. 1 1 Poe. Cask of Amontillado. 

Feb. 18 Lincoln. Letters and Speeches. 

Feb. 25 O'Casey. Pictures in the Hallway. 

Mar. 4 Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet. 

Mar. 1 1 Synge. Playboy of the Western World. 

Mar. 18 Eliot. Murder in the Cathedral. 

Mar. 25 Shaw. Don Juan in Hell. 

Apr. 1 Dylan TIiv)mas. Poems. 

Apr. 8 Shakespeare. The Taming of the Shrew. 

Apr. 15 Hilton. Lost Horizon. 

Apr. 22 Whitman. Leaves of (irass. 

Apr. 29 Merriman. Midnight Court. 

Poets Reading Their Own Poetry 
May 6 Steven Vincent Benet and Edwin Muir. 

May 13 John Ciardi and W. D. Snodgrass. 
May 20 Robert Hillyer and John Hall Wheelock. 
May 27 John Peale Bishop and Maxwell Bodenheim. 



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Spoken Arts 

Oct. 7 E, E. Cummings — reads his poetry; Robert Frost — reads 
from his own works. 

Oct. 14 Dylan Thomas — Under Milk Wood; selections from his writ- 
ings, read by the poet. 

Oct. 21 Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit; Samuel Beckett — Waiting for Godot. 

Oct. 28 Old Vic Company — Shakespeare's Hamlet. 

Nov. 4 Blake and Hopkins — Poems of William Blake and Gerard Manley 
Hopkins. T. S. Eliot — The Waste Land. 

Nov. 11 Arthur Miller — Death of a Salesman. 

Nov. 18 Katherine Porter — Pale Horse, Pale Rider. 

Nov. 25 Shakespeare — Ages of Man; Othello. 

Dec. 2 Sophocles' Oedipus Rex starring Douglas Campbell with members 
of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival Players. 

Dec. 9 Three Hundred Years of Great American Poetry from Anne Brad- 
street through Stephen Crane. 

Dec. 16 Shakespeare's Ki7ig John with members of the Marlowe Society. 

Dec. 23 Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol starring Frank Pettingell. 
Charles Dickens' Mr. Pickwick's Christmas starring Charles 
Laughton. 

Dec. 30 Robert Penn Warren reads his works. I. A. Richards and Oscar 
Williams read their own poems. 



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NEVER TOO LATE GROUP 

Because of the unavailability of the Lecture Hall until February 15, the 
Never Too Late Group programs were held in the Assembly Room of the 
Bryant and Stratton Commercial School. 

Feb. 15 Inside U.S.A.: A Film Pro- 
gram. Hawaii: The Fiftieth 
State, Florida Keys, and Rosary 
of the Missio7is. 

Mar, 1 Exploring Nature Through 
Films. World in a Marsh, Sci- 
ence of the Sea, Reaching for 
the Moon. 



Peoples of the High Alps, 
lustrated with color slides. 



II- 



Martin A. Forrest, Managing 
Director, World Travel and Ad- 
venture Series. 



Mountain-Climbing in New 
Hampshire and the Colorados. 
Illustrated with color slides. 

Women on the March: A film 
program. 

Albert Schweitzer: A film pro- 
gram. 

Oh What a Glorious Day for 
America; an account of the 
first Patriots' Day. Illus- 
trated with color slides. 

Adventure at Any Age; the 
Age; the story of an expedition 
through the gorges of the 
Colorado River. Illustrated 
with color slides. 



Malcolm Choate, 
Mountain Club. 



Appalachian 



Mexico on a Shoestring, 
lustrated with color shdes. 



II- 



Richard H. Fitzpatrick, tea^^her 
and lecturer; member, Lexington 
Historical Society. 



Mrs. Cid Ricketts Sumner, au- 
thor and lecturer. 



Luliona M. Barker, traveler and 
lecturer. 



Mrs. Arthur Gregorian, lecturer 
and traveler. 



Persia — Land of Contrasts. 
Illustrated with a color film. 

Thirteenth Annual Hobby Members of the Group 
Demonstration. 

Four Families: A film depicting 
family life in India, France, 
Japan, and Canada. 



Camera's Eye on Nova Scotia. 
Illustrated with color film. 



The U.S. 
Today. 



Customs Service 



John C. Wilson, Manager, Nova 
Scotia Information Office. 

Honorable Peter W. Princi, Col- 
lector of Customs, Port of 
Boston, 



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Sept. 20 
Sept. 27 
Oct. 4 

Oct. 11 

Oct. 18 

Oct. 25 

Nov. 1 
Nov. 15 



Other People, Other Lands: A 
film program. People of a City 
(Stockholm, Sweden); Paris: 
The City and the People; People 
of Venice; and Festival in 
Edinburgh. 

Mark Twain's America: A film 
program. 

Adventures with a Hand Lens. 

The Netherlands: Portrait of 
a Nation. Illustrated with 
color slides. 



Telstar. 
slides. 



Illustrated with color 



The Mystery of Dighton Rock 
or Who Really Discovered 
America? Illustrated with color 
slides. 

A Vagabond Journey Around 
the World. Illustrated with 
color film and exhibit of foreign 
costumes. 

Awakening Giant; the Story 
of an African Journey. Illus- 
trated with color slides. 

Olden Days in Boston. Report 
of the South End Historians 
of the Never Too Late Group 
with audience participation. 

Nov. 29 The "New Boston." 



Dec. 6 
Dec. 13 

Dec. 20 

Dec. 27 



A Pageant of English Queens. 
Illustrated with color slides. 

Boston Adventures of Charles 
Dickens. 



A Garland of Christmas Leg- 
ends. Illustrated by trimming 
of Christmas tree. 



Birger Richard Headstrom, nat- 
uralist, author, and lecturer. 

Mrs. Arthur Loeb, native of 
the Netherlands, lecturer. 

George Woods, Commercial Rep- 
resentative, New England Tele- 
phone and Telegraph Company. 

Manual L. daSilva, doctor, his- 
torian, and lecturer. 



Whitfield Reid, attorney, world 
traveler, and lecturer. 



Clifford Miller, writer, traveler, 
and lecturer. 



Members of the Group. 



Anthony J. DiMatteo, Develop- 
ment Assistant, South End 
Renewal Project, Boston Re- 
development Authority. 

Mrs. Sylvia Tryon, poet and 
lecturer. 

Noel Peyrouton, teacher and 
lecturer; Vice President, Boston 
Branch, Dickens Fellowship. 

Mrs. Philip Lord, writer and 
lecturer. 



Hollywood: Golden Years: 
film program. 



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EXHIBITS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 
MAIN LOBBY 

January 1-6 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 collections. 

January 7-31 Modern Fine Bookmaking. Books printed in 

the United States and other countries for the 
Limited Editions Club, and from the Rare 
Book Department. 

February 1-28 Antique Valentines, American and European. 

Fine and rare valentines from the collection of 
Miss Madelene Valente, Mansfield, Massa- 
chusetts. Books from the Library's collec- 
tions. 



March 1-31 



April 1-30 



May 1-31 



June 1-30 



July 1-August 31 



September 1-30 



October 1-31 



Antique and Modern Chess Sets. Lent by the 
well-known Harvard Square pipe and tobacco 
shop, Leavitt & Pierce, Inc. Books from the 
Library's collections. 

Focus on Latin America. An exhibit of books, 
pamphlets, and pictures from the Library's 
collections, in honor of National Library Week, 
April 8-14. 

Gone Fishing. Books, pamphlets, pictures, 
and other material relating to fishing for 
pleasure and for profit. Demonstration of art 
of "fly tying". In co-operation with the 
United Fly Tyers of New England. 

The Social Sciences. Some two hundred and 
fifty new and recent books reflecting the Li- 
brary's resources in the diverse subdivisions of 
the social science field. 

Of Boston Authors. First editions, fine edi- 
tions, and autographs of these authors. Sixty 
portrait drawings of the authors by Boston 
artist Kenneth E. Crook. 

Wit and Humor — American Style. Books of 
"necessary nonsense" by American humorists, 
including Josh Billings, Artemus Ward, Mark 
Twain, James Thurber, and others. Books 
from the Library's collections. 

Samuel Eliot Morison, Historian, Mariner, 
Man of Letters. A major exhibit of works by 
Admiral Morison supplemented by pictures, 
citations, and other memorabilia relating to 
his scholarly writings and nautical experiences. 



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November 1-30 



December 1-31 



Anything Can Happen: Incredibly True Tales 
Selected for Young Adults. Books from the 
Young Adult Section of the Open Shelf De- 
partment, 

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 collections. 



FIRST FLOOR — NORTH CORRIDOR 

January 1-6 The Christmas Story. Paintings on the Christ- 

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



January 7-31 
February 1-28 
March 1-31 
April 1-30 
May 1-31 
June 1-30 
July 1-August 31 
September 1-30 
October 1-31 

November 1-30 

December 1-31 



Modern Fine Bookmaking. Continuation of 
the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Antique Valentines, American and European. 
Continuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Antique and Modern Chess Sets. Continuation 
of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Focus on Latin America. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Gone Fishing. Continuation of the exhibit in 
the Main Lobby. 

The Social Sciences. Continuation of the ex- 
hibit in the Main Lobby. 

Of Boston Authors. Continuation of the ex- 
hibit in the Main Lobby. 

Wit and Humor — American Style. Continu- 
ation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Samuel Eliot Morison, Historian, Mariner, 
Man of Letters. Continuation of the exhibit 
in the Main Lobby. 

Anything Can Happen: Incredibly True Tales 
Selected for Young Adults. Continuation of 
the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

The Christmas Story. Paintings on the Christ- 
mas theme by the Boston artist, Allan Rohan 
Crite. Books from the Library's collections. 



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January 1-6 
January 7-31 
February 1-28 
March 1-31 
April 1-30 
May 1-31 
June 1-30 
July 1-August 31 
September 1-30 
October 1-31 

November 1-30 

December 1-31 



The Christmas Story. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the North Corridor, 

Modern Fine Bookmaking. Continuation of 
the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Antique Valentines, American and European. 
Continuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Antique and Modern Chess Sets. Continu- 
ation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Focus on Latin America, Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Gone Fishing. Continuation of the exhibit in 
the Main Lobby, 

The Social Sciences, Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby, 

Of Boston Authors. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Wit and Humor — American Style. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Samuel Eliot Morison, Historian, Mariner, 
Man of Letters, Continuation of the exhibit 
in the Main Lobby. 

Anything Can Happen: Incredibly True Tales 
Selected for Young Adults. Continuation of 
the exhibit in the Main Lobby, 

The Christmas Story. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the North Corridor. 



OPEN SHELF DEPARMENT — LOWER LEVEL 



January 1-February 28 

March 1-April 18 
April 19-30 



Cambridge Centre for Adult Education. Arts 
and crafts work by members of the group. 
Books from the Library's collections. 



Lenten Reading, 
collections. 



Books from the Library's 



Fifty Books of the Year— 1961. Selected 
for their typographical excellence by the 
American Institute of Graphic Arts. In 
cooperation with the Society of Printers, 
Boston. 



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May 1-31 
June 1-July 31 



August 1-31 
September 1-October 31 

November 1-30 

December 1-31 



Esperanto. In cooperation with the Harvard 
Esperanto Club. Books from the Library's 
collections. 

Scenes from Dickens. Watercolor paintings 
by Robert D. Wilkie (1827-1903). In recog- 
nition of the first worldwide annual conference 
of the Fellowship held in Boston, June 7-11. 
Books from the Library's collections, 

American Byways. Books and pictures from 
the Library's collections. 

Boston Center of Adult Education. Paintings, 
textiles, sculpture, and jewelry made in the 
workrooms of the Center. Books from the 
Library's collections. 

Mushrooms: Their Botany, Cultivation and 
Utilization. Specimens used in art forms by 
Miss Maria Maravigna, Boston. Books from 
the Library's collections. 

The Christmas Story. Paintings on the 
Christmas theme by children in the local 
schools, in cooperation with the Department 
of Fine Arts of the Boston Pubhc Schools. 
Books from the Library's collections. 



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Puvis De Chavannes Gallery 

January 1-15 Prize Winning Posters. Designed by students 

of New England art schools. Shown in 
connection with New England Printing and 
Publishing Week, sponsored by The Society 
of Printers, Boston. 



January 16-February 28 

March l-April 30 
May 1-31 

June 1-July 31 



August 1-31 
September 1-30 

October l-November 30 



December 1-16 



December 17-31 



Publishers' Choice. New England Book Show. 
Books selected by the publishers for their 
excellence in design, binding and typography. 
Sponsored by the Book Builders of Boston. 

Perspective in Greatness. Biographies of 
noted Americans currently being featured in a 
monthly series on WNAC-TV. 

Company of Military Collectors and His- 
torians. In recognition of the twelfth annual 
meeting of the Company, in Boston, May 
4-5. Books, manuscripts, and memorabilia 
from the Library's collections. 

The Charles Dickens Fellowship, Boston 
Branch. In recognition of the first world- 
wide annual conference of the Fellowship to 
be held in the United States, in Boston, June 
7-11. Books from the Library's collections. 

The Lively Arts. Based on the book The 
Seven Lively Arts by noted critic-com- 
mentator, Gilbert Seldes. 

Adventures With A Hand Lens. Drawings 
by the author, for a recently published book 
by naturalist Birger Richard Headstrom, 
Curator of Entymology, Worcester Museum 
of Natural History. 

Wendell Phillips: Brahmin Radical, 
Manuscript material donated by the author 
Irving H. Bartlett. Exhibit included books 
and manuscripts from the Rare Book Depart- 
ment, used by Mr. Bartlett in writing the 
biography. 

Jewish Book Month (The Bible). Bibles 
from the Library's Judaica Collection and 
Rare Book Department. 

Illuminated Manuscripts. Leaves from an- 
tiphonaries and brevaries made by monks 
in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. 



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January 1-15 
January 16-February 28 
March 1-31 
April 1-30 

May 1-31 

June 1-July 31 

August 1-31 
September 1-30 

October 1-November 30 

December 1-16 

December 17-31 



MAIN STAIRCASE 

Prize Winning Posters. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

Publishers' Choice. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

Perspective in Greatness. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

La Plante Exotique. A portfolio of colored 
plates with text by Mathurin Meheut, French 
painter-naturalist, kept in the Fine Arts 
Department. 

Company of Military Collectors and His- 
torians. Continuation of the exhibit in the 
Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

The Charles Dickens Fellowship, Boston Branch. 
Continuation of the exhibit in the Puvis de 
Chavannes Gallery. 

The Lively Arts. Continuation of the exhibit 
in the Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

Adventures with a Hand Lens. Continua- 
tion of the exhibit in the Puvis de Chavannes 
Gallery. 

Wendell Phillips: Brahmin Radical. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibit in the Puvis de Cha- 
vannes Gallery, 

Jewish Book Month (The Bible). Continua- 
tion of the exhibit in the Puvis de Chavannes 

Gallery. 

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. 



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January l-February 28 



March 1-31 



April 1-30 



May 1-June 30 

July 1-31 
August 1-31 

September 1-31 



October 1-31 



November 1-30 
December 1-31 



SARGENT GALLERY 

Manuscripts in Facsimile. Masterpieces of 
modern color reproductions, from the Li- 
brary's collections. 

North American Wild Flowers. Colored 
plates from portfolios. Published by the 
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D. C. 
Kept in Rare Book Department. 

Transportation Motifs in Design. Plates 
showing modes of travel in past ages from 
which may be copied designs for textiles, wall- 
papers, and book illustrations. These plates 
were compiled by Doris Rosenthal and pub- 
lished by Brown Robertson Co., New York, 
1932. 

Charles Munch. A salute to Dr. Charles 
Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 
Rare and unusual books, pictures, and pro- 
grams of their musical tours at home and 
abroad. 

Famous Persons Born in July. Biographies 
and photographs. 

Old Treasures from Japan's Needles and 
Looms. A collection of colored reproductions 
from the Fine Arts Department. 

Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862. An exhi- 
bition commemorating the hundredth anni- 
versay of the death of the New England 
author-naturalist, famous for the journal he 
kept for twenty years. Books and pictures 
from the Library's collections. 

L'Architecture et la Decoration Fran- 
CAisES Aux XVIII et XIX Siecles. a 
compilation of plates of French architecture 
and decoration of the 18th and 19th centuries, 
selected by Louis Dimier as outstanding ex- 
amples of their type. 

European Posters. From a portfolio in the 
Fine Arts Department. 

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



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January 1-March 31 



April 1-May 31 



TREASURE ROOM 

Selections 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, whose purchases for the Library were 
well represented among them. 

The Library's Theatre Collection. Early 
history of the theatre in Boston, famous actors 
and actresses, and the theatre around the 
world, shown in manuscript documents and 
letters, portraits, play-bills, and rare books, 
largely selected from the Allen A. Brown 
Dramatic Collection. 



June 1 -August 31 



Boston Streets and How They Got Their 
Names. Books, maps, manuscripts, and rare 
photographs of old Boston street scenes. 



September 1 -October 31 



Royalty in Fact and Fiction. Medieval manu- 
scripts, autograph documents and letters, and 
rare books from the Rare Book Department. 



November 1-December 31 



Books of the Pilgrims. A display of the kinds 
of books which a well-read member of Plym- 
outh Colony might have had on his book- 
shelves. Books from the Rare Book Depart- 
ment. 



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January 1-31 



February 1-28 

March 1 -April 3 
April 4-May 14 



ALBERT H. WIGGIN GALLERY 

Thomas Rowlandson's England: Town and 
Country. A selection of watercolor drawings, 
prints, and illustrated books which placed 
emphasis on Rowlandson's interest in depict- 
ing the charms of the English landscape of his 
own period. 

George Bellows: Drawings and Lithographs. 
American scenes and people pictured by one 
of the country's great artists. 



May 15- June 14 



June 15-September 16 



September 17-October 31 



November 1-December 17 



Castle, Church, and Manor, 
drawings by F. L. Griggs. 



Prints and 



The Nineteen Twenties: Impressions of a 
Decade. Prints and drawings by John Sloan, 
Martin Lewis, Edmund Blampied, Max Beck- 
mann, John Copley, George Grosz, Jean-Emile 
Laboureur, James McBey, Jean-Louis Forain, 
Reginald Marsh, and others. 



Charles Woodbury, 
and drawings. 



Watercolors, etchings, 



James McBey (1883-1959): A Portrait of the 
Artist. Watercolors, etchings, and memora- 
bilia which gave a picture of the distinguished 
Scottish artist. 

Prints by Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945). A 
selection of work by a German artist who ex- 
pressed with great intensity the hardships, 
sorrows, and enduring meaning of the human 
condition. 

A Mainsail Haul. Etchings and watercolors 
of ships, men, and the sea by Arthur Briscoe, 
British marine painter and etcher. 



December 18-31 



Recent Acquisitions of the Print Department. 



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X 



TRUST FUNDS 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 — 1962 





BALANCE 
UNEXPENDED 




TOTAL AMOUNT 
AVAILABLE 








FROM 


RECEIPT3 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


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 


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 


1962 


70,485.93 


83,620.81 


154,106.74 


90,795.58 


63,311.16 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 — 1962 





AMOUNT UNEXPENDED 
FROM PREVIOUS 






TEAR 


TEAR 


RECEIPTS 


EXPENDITUREa 


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 


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 


1962 


70,485.93 


83,620.81 


90,795.58 



Income from Trust Funds, 1930 — 1962 





WITHOUT 


FOR PURCHASE 


WITH 


TOTAL 




RESTRICTION 


OF LIBRART 


MISCELLANEOUS 


INCOME 


TEAR 


AS TO USB 


MATERIALS 


RESTRICTIONS 


BBCEWED 


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 


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 


1962 


9,379.35 


63,407.34 


10,834.12 


83,620 .81 



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INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1962 
General Summary 

For Division of Reference and Research Services: 
For the purchase of library materials of perma- 
nent value: 

Without restriction as to field . . . $5,945.91 
With restriction as to field .... 3,899 . 72 

For Print Department 1,200.04 

For Rare Book Department . . 11,303.76 

$22,349.43 

For the purchase of library materials for scholarly research 

and use 24,939.37 

For the purchase of library materials, with out restriction as 

to kind of books or materials 21,218.30 

For the purchase of newspapers only 1,947.12 

$70,454.22 

For Division of Home Reading and Community Services . . . 1,914.34 

For General and Special Purposes of the Library: 

For general purposes of the library $9,379 . 35 

For special purposes, not for the purchase of library 

materials 1,872.90 



11,252.25 
Total $83,620.81 



FOR DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES 

Funds Whose Income is Available for Purchase of Library 
Materials of Permanent Value 

Without Restriction as to Field 

Bates $1,558.12 

Elizabeth 1,423.50 

Hannigan 6.25 

Hersey 193.23 

Lawrence, A 390.46 

Scholfield 2,374.35 

$5,945.91 

With Restriction as to Field 

Blanchard (Music) $250.01 

Brown (Music) 1,164.19 

Codman (J/2) (Landscape Gardening) . . 120.14 
Franklin Club (Government and Political Sci- 
ence) 42.50 

Friedman (Jewish Interest) 200.01 

Green ( J/^) (American History) . . . . 50.93 

Lang (Music) 276.26 

Rissland (Music) 259.06 

Storrow, J. J. (Itahan) 1,515.68 

Wedgwood (Ceramics) 20.94 

3,899.72 

For Print Department 

Merrill $1,200.04 

1,200.04 



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For Rare Book Department 



Artz (Rare or First Editions) . 
Bowditch (Mathematics and Astronomy) 
Codman (1/2) (Landscape Gardening) 
Friedman (Rare Books) 
Gest (Drama) .... 
Green (1/2) (American History) 
Harris, C. (Books before 1850) 
Lewis (Rare Books) . 
O'Reilly (O'Reilly Collection) . 
Ticknor (Spanish and Portuguese) 
Townsend (Books at least five years 
Twentieth Regiment (Military) 
Whitney, J. L. (Manuscripts) . 
Whitney, J. L. (Rare Books) . 
Whitney Memorial 



old) 



$676 


97 


425 


00 


120 


14 


300.05 


148.38 


50 


92 


425 


00 


323 


76 


64 


75 


194.64 


175 


20 


311 


26 


891 


14 


1,782 


29 


5,414 


26 



11,303.76 



Funds Whose Income is Available for Pur- 
chase OF Library Materials for Scholarly 
Research and Use 



Benton Book 



$24,939 37 



24,939. 37 



Funds Whose Income is Available for Purchase 
OF Library Materials without Restriction 
AS to Kind of Materials 

Ainsley $11,122.40 

Billings 5,763.52 

Clement 117. 75 

Cutter 213.51 

Kimball 663 55 

Knapp 576. 89 

Phillips (Book) 31130 

Pierce 201.10 

Reed 57 88 

Sewall 1,600.05 

Underhill 26.23 

Wadlin, 1932 101 53 

Wadlin, 1936 91.68 

Wales 315.01 

Wilson 55 90 



2}. 



,30 



Funds Whose Income is Available for Purchase 
of Newspapers Only 

Hunter $50. 00 

Todd 1,897.12 



1,947.12 



$70,454.22 



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Funds Whose Income is Available for Divi- 
sion OF Home Reading and Community 
Services 

Curtis $115.73 

Guerrier 56.63 

Harris, T.B 90.30 

Hinsman 62.50 

Lawrence, E 27.88 

Loring 25.00 

Mead 102.20 

Morse 57.88 

Oakland Hall 471.44 

Pratt 75.15 

South Boston 5.00 

Tufts 574.62 

Wilbar 250.01 



Funds Whose Income is Available for General 
AND Special Purposes of the Library 

Funds Whose Income is Available for General 
Purposes of the Library 

Bernard $115.75 

Bigelow 31.13 

Bradlee 50.00 

Center 2,388.11 

Ford Legacy 300.01 

Ford Trust 309.64 

Gammons 25.00 

Hemenway 332.51 

Hyde 212.41 

Lambert 78.05 

Moore 10.85 

North 115.75 

Phillips (Maintenance) 650.00 

Potter 200.01 

Sigilman 941.96 

Skinner 2,799.87 

Stewart 226.63 

Treadwell 591.67 



Funds Whu -hz is Available for Special 

Purposes, in or the Purchase of Library 
Materials 

Boston Book Fair ir?8 $8.63 

Central Library Building 7 . 50 

Kirstein 303.14 

Library Employees Sick Benefit . . . . 140.00 

Nichols 30.23 

Sargent 216.53 

Whitney, A. L 275.73 

Whitney, J. L. (Care and Cataloging of Manu- 
scripts) 891.14 



1,914.34 



$9,379.35 



1,872.90 
11,252.25 

$83,620.18 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS 

The figures listed are the original amounts of the bequests or gifts. 

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. $205,085 . 89 

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. $10,000.00 

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

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

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

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

6/10 for the purchase of books, maps and other things 
in the nature of books and maps (1) which are of 
permanent value and benefit to the Library and (2) 
which are desirable for scholarly research and use. 
4/10 to be paid over annually to the Rector of Trinity 
Church to be by him dispersed, either directly, or in 
his discretion, through charitable organizations or 
agencies, whether incorporated or unincorporated, in 
relieving the necessities of the poor. $1,171,026.70 

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

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



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accommodation of the people of said City; such new 
building to be constructed under the advice of the Librarian 
of the 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 
other^\^se orders. $1,586,897. 13 

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

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

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

$2,000.00 

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

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

Robert Charles Billings Fund — Established on April 24, 1903, 
through application of the residuary legacy by will and by 
codicil of Robert Charles Billings, who died June 12, 1899. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $100,000.00 

Kate E. Blanchard Fund — Established on September 27, 1940, 
through bequest of Kate E. Blanchard, who died July 7, 1930. 
Income to be used for the purchase of scores, books of 
music and books relating to music, or at the discretion of 
the Library Trustees, for the general purposes of the 
Library. $5,066.67 

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

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

$172.00 

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 



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

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

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

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

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. $49,226 . 72 

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. 

$38,990.76 

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

Income to be used for the repair and maintenance of the 
Central Library building. $ 1 50 . 00 

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

Income to be applied to the purchase of books for the use 
of the young. In any year when the City does not ap- 
propriate for the maintenance of the Library at least three 
per cent of the amount available for department expenses 
from taxes and income in the City, the income of the 
Children's Fund is to be paid to the Rector of Trinity 
Church in the City of Boston to be by him dispensed in 
relieving the necessities of the poor. $100,000.00 

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

Income to be used in the purchase of books. $2,000 . 00 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of books on landscape- 
gardening — a special book-plate to be inserted in each 
volume purchased, identifying it as part of the Henry 
Sargent Codman Memorial Collection. $2,854.41 

Mary W. Cronan Fund — Established on September 28, 1962, 

through bequest of Mary W. Cronan, who died July 13, 1961. 

Income to be used in the interest of children. $1,000.00 



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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 Uphams 
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, 124 . 68 

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

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

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 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." 

$517,348.45 

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 



80 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. $271,000.00 

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. $12,622.45 

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. $25,000 . 00 

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

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

$6,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund — 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. 

$5,017.65 

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

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



Boston Public Library 81 

Friedman Building Fund — Established on June 30, 1959, through 
bequest by will of Lee M. Friedman, who died August 7, 
1957. $50,000.00 

Added to through bequest of Sophie M. Friedman, sister 
of Lee M. Friedman. Miss Friedman died September 2, 
1957. 

Income to be added to principal until otherwise ordered 
by Trustees of the Library. $100,000 . 00 

Lee M. Friedman Fund — Established on September 28, 1962, 
through application of the residuary legacy by will of Lee M. 
Friedman, who died August 7, 1957. 

Licome and/or principal to be used as in the judgment of 
the Board is deemed advisable. $145,000.65 

Lee M. Friedman Fund for Books of Jewish Interest — 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. $5,000.00 

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. $10,000.00 

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 pubhc. $7,500.00 

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. $100 . 00 

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

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

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

$2,652.50 



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Elizabeth M, Gordon Children's Book Fund — Establfshed on 
November 2, 1962, through int& vivos gift offered by fellow 
workers and friends of the late Elizabeth M. Gordon, Deputy- 
Supervisor in Charge of Work with Children. 

Income to be used for the purchase of children's books of 
outstanding design or artistic value and made available to 
children using the Boston Public Library. $562 . 00 

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

Income to be spent in buying books relating to American 
history. $2,000.00 

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. $619,726.28 

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. 

$741.92 

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

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

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

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

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

Income to be used for benefit of Charlestown Branch 
Library. $1,000.00 

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. 

$5,000.00 



Boston Public Library 83 

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

$3,542.00 

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

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

$1,250.00 

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

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

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

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

$3,632.40 

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. $10,000.00 

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. $5,000.00 

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. 

$10,000.00 

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

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

$1,403.57 

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

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

$5,000.00 



84 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 vahie under the direction of the Trustees of the 
Library. $10,000.00 

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

Licome to be applied to the purchase of special books of 
reference to be kept and used only at the Charlestown 
Branch Library. $500.00 

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. $5,000.00 

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

Income to be added to principal and to be used as Trustees 
of the Library shall from time to time direct for the care, 
repair, and preservation of works of art at the Boston 
Public Library and its branch libraries. $500 . 00 

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. 

$3,500.00 

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." $500.00 

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

Income to be used for the promotion of the objects of the 
Public Library in such manner as the Trustees of the 
Library shall deem best; and to be used for the benefit of 
the South Boston Branch Library. $2,500.00 



Boston Public Library 85 

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. $30,000.00 

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. $217.00 

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

Income to be expended annually, for the purchase of suit- 
able books for children of school age, for the West Roxbury 
Branch Library. $1,000.00 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Fund — Established on May 20, 1949, 
through inter vivos gift by friends of Mary U. Nichols, Branch 
Librarian at the North End Branch Library from 1941 to 1948. 
Income to be used to award annually a book prize to the 
North End boy and to the North End girl who in their 
senior year at a North End high school have excelled in 
English. $600.00 

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

$2,000.00 

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

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

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

Income to be expended for the purchase of books for the 
Boston Public Library — a book-plate printed from a plate 
given with the donation to be inserted and maintained in 
every book so purchased. $1,000.00 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of books for the Boston 
Public Library. $10,000. 00 



86 City Document No. 15 

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. 

$5,000.00 

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. $5,000 . 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. $1,494. 18 

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. 

$10,000.00 

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

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

$1,000.00 

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. $8,695.61 



Boston Public Library 87 

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. 

Licome to be applied from time to time to the care and 
preservation of the Sargent mural decorations in the Cen- 
tral Library Building or the hall in which the Sargent 
murals are located, or for such other purposes as will pro- 
mote the utility and enjoyment of the Sargent murals and 
the knowledge and appreciation by the public of the works 
of Sargent. $3,858.24 

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

Licome to be expended from time to time in the purchase 
of books of permanent value. $61,766.67 

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 ,000 . 00 

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. $25,000 . 00 

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

Income to be used for general purposes. $18,412.51 

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. 

,182.14 



South Boston Public Library Fund — Established on Septemer 17, 
1879, through an anonymous inter vivos gift. 

Income to be used to purchase "a higher class of books" 
for the South Boston Branch Library. $100 . 00 

Mary Ehzabeth 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. 

$3,500.00 



88 City Document No. 15 

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

Income to be added to principal until otherwise ordered 
by the Trustees. $9,868 . 42 

James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) Fund — Established on July 
1, 1927, through iyiter 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. 

$25,000.00 

George Ticknor Fund — Established on April 4, 1871, through 
bequest of George Ticknor, who died Januaiy 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. $4,000.00 

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. 

$50,000.00 

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. 

$10,001.09 



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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. $10,131 . 77 

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

Licome to be used for the care of the above and the purchase 
of books of a military and patriotic character. $5,000 . 00 

Francis Jay Underhill Fund — Established on November 17, 1939, 
through bequest of Francis Jay Underhill, who died May 
20, 1938. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books to bear the 
bookplate and name of the donor. $524 . 70 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $2,000 . 00 

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. 

$1,725.84 

George C. Wales P'und — 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. 

$5,000.00 

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. $1,000.00 

Ahce Lincoln Whitney Fund — Established on January 19, 1912, 
through bequest of James Lyman Whitney, who died Sep- 
tember 25, 1910. 

Income, or so much as may be required, to be paid to 
such employees of the Library who are sick and in need 
of help as the Trustees of the Library in their discretion 
deem most worthy. Any amount of income not needed 
for the purpose just mentioned to be used for the purchase 
of books and manuscripts. $5,000 . 00 



90 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) . $66,954 . 22 

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 Fu d. $16,919.30 
Clarissa (James) Whitney Memorial Fund. $16,919.30 

Josiah Dwight Whitney Memorial Fund. $16,919 . 30 

William Dwight Whitney Memorial Fund. • $16,919.30 
Maria Whitney Memorial Fund. $16,919 . 31 

James Lyman Whitney Memorial Fund. S16,919.31 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Memorial Fund. ^.^6,919. 31 

Henry M. Whitney Memorial Fund. , $16,919.31 

r 

^! 
Chester H. Wilbar Memorial Fund — Estabhshed . October 7, 
1955, through bequest of Lizzie Esther Col an, who died 
February 28, 1953. 

Licome to be used to purchase books anc. nagazines for 
the Children's Room of the East Boston Branch Library. 

'"'-' $5,000.00 



Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund — Established in October, 1913, 
through bequest of Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen Wilson, 
who died May 29, 1911. 

Licome to be used for the purchase of books. $1,000.00 



Boston Public Library 91 

SUMMARY OF TRUST FUNDS PRINCIPAL 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1962 



Income Available for Current Use 

Held by Library Trustees $2,521,054.06 

Not held by Library Trustees 280,794.25 



$2,801,848.31 



Income Not Available for Current Use 

Held by Library Trustees $3,935,021.97 

Not held by Library Trustees 997,601. 13^ „ „oo ,« 

4,932,623.10 

Total $7,734,471.41 



TRUST FUNDS PRINCIPAL 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1962 



TVT Tr> sNtjmber of Units 

Name of tUNJ?;, at f 1.34 Principal Total 

Income Available foi Current Use 

Held by Library Trustees: 

Benton Book (60%) $678,851.60 

'General Investment ' count 1,842,202.46 $2,521,054.06 

EmUyL. Aj' 222,440^ 

Victorint "^ Artz 13,539 

Charles H. 1.. Barnard 2,315 

Robert Charles lings 115,266^ 

Kate E. Blai. " 5,000 

Boston Book 938 172§ 

Caleb Davis I 3e 1,000 

Allen A. Brow. t 23,283 

Centennial . 46,983§ 

Joseph H. Cent 47,760| 

Central Library iilding 150 

Frank Clement :, 2,355 

Henry Sargent ^odman Memorial . . . 4,805| 

Mary W. Cro' 75U 

Caroline Curtis 3,300 

Abram E. Cutter 4,270 

The Elizabeth 28,469 

Daniel Sharp Ford Legacy .... 6,000 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust 6,192| 



1 As of June 30, 1962. 

5 The numbers in this column are the units representing the assigned share for each trust fund in the total holdings 
of the General Investment Account. The unit value is reappraised periodically. As of December 31, 1962 each unit 
was valued at $1.34. 

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



L 



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AT«™^ «,f T?.,„j Number of Units 

JName Ot l<und at Jl.34 Principal Totai 

Lee M. Friedman 109,023 

Lee M. Friedman, Books of Jewish Interest . 4,000 
Lee M. Friedman, Books for Rare Book De- 
partment 8,068 

Lee M. Friedman Building 118,789 J 

Lee M. Friedman Memorial 88 

Mrs. Amy E. Gammons Memorial . . . 500 

Morris Gest 2,967^ 

Elizabeth M. Gordon Children's Book . . 433 

Samuel A. Green 2,037 

Dr. Samuel Abbott Green Memorial . . . 345,948 

Edith Guerrier 1,132^ 

Francis J. Hannigan Memorial .... 125 

Alfred Hemenway 6,650 

Heloise E. Hersey 3,864§ 

Hinsman 1,250 

Elizabeth Helen Hunter 1,000 

Franklin P. Hyde 4,248 

David P. Kimball 13,270^ 

Louis E. Kirstein 6,062^ 

Arthur Mason Knapp 11,537^ 

Frederic and Louise Lambert Memorial . . 1,561 

B. J. Lang Memorial 5,525 

Edward Lawrence 557^ 

Mrs. John A. Lewis 6,475 

Library Employees Sick Benefit .... 2,800 

Charles Greely Loring Memorial .... 500 

Hiram C. Merrill 24,000 

George W. Moore 217 

Francis A. Morse Library 1,157| 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize .... 608 

Gardner O. North 2,315 

John Boyle O'Reilly 1,295 

Mary Ellen Potter 4,000 

Sarah E. Pratt 1,503 

Guilford Reed 1,157§ 

KarlRissland 6,956| 

John Singer Sargent 4,330| 

Richard Black Sewall 32,000 

Samuel Sigilman 18,838^ 

Francis Skinner 55,995^ 

South Boston Branch Library .... 100 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart 4,532^ 

Helen O. Storrow 8,171| 

James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) . . 30,312| 

Nathan A. Tufts 11,492 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial .... 6,225 

Francis Jay Underbill 524 5 

Horace G. Wadlin (1932) 2,030^ 

Horace G. Wadlin (1936) 1,833^ 

George C. Wales 6,300 

The Wedgwood Club 25th Anniversary, in 

Memory of Mrs. Marcus A. Coolidge . . 853 



Boston Public Library 93 

Mamw rvu- FmiTTk NuMBER OF UnITS 

NAMEOFJ^TTND at $1.34 Principal Total 

Alice Lincoln Whitney 5,5145 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Memorial .... 13,535 

Clarissa Whitney Memorial 13,535 

Henry M. Whitney Memorial .... 13,535 

James Lyman Whitney 71,289 

James Lyman Whitney Memorial . . . 13,537 

Josiah Dwight \Miitney Memorial . . . 13,535 

Josiah Dwight Whitney, Senior, Memorial . 13,535 

Maria Whitney Memorial 13,535 

William Dwight Whitney Memorial . . . 13,535 

Chester H. Wilbar 5,000 

Mehitable C. C. Wilson 1,118 

Not Held by Library Trustees: 

Joshua Bates $50,000.00 

John P. Rigelow 1.000.00 

J. IngersoU Bowditch 10,000.00 

Franklin Club 1,000.00 

Charlotte Harris 10,000.00 

Thomas B. Harris 3,345.52 

Abbott Lawrence 10,068.44 

Charles Mead 2,530.51 

The Oakland Hall Trust 11,781.44 

Jonathan PhilHps (Book) 10,000.00 

Jonathan Phillips (Maintenance) 20,000 . 00 

Henry L. Pierce 6,365.93 

Scholfield Public Library Trust 65,770.98 

George Ticknor 4,106.71 

William C. Todd 56,805.16 

Mary P. Townsend 4,000 . 00 

Daniel Treadwell 14,019.56 

$280,794.26 



Total Income Available for Current Use $2,801,848.31 

[ncome not Available for Current Use: 

Held by Library Trustees: 

Benton Book (40%) $452,567.73 

Benton Building 2,853,417.51 

Children's 125,434.58 

John Deferrari 16,019.88 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated De- 
cember 13, 1948 467,283.52 

Lee M. Friedman, for Merit Awards 7,933.34 

Samuel A. Green Memorial 17.37 

Library Art 730.84 

Marjorie W. Prescott 10,542 . 76 

Ellery Sedgwick 1,074.44 

$3,935,021 . 97 

Not Held by Library Trustees: 
John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 

1947 997,601.13 

(As of June 30, 1962) 

Total income not available for current use $4,932,623.10 

Grand total $7,734,471.41 



94 City Document No. 15 

GIFTS AND BEQUESTS RECEIVED DURING 1962 
Gifts, Bequests, and Additions to Capital 
Estate of Mary W. Cronan 

Payment in full of legacy under the will of Mary 
W. Cronan, to be funded as the Mary W. Cronan 
Fund, the income to be used in the interest of 
children $1,000.00 

Estate of Lee M. Friedman 

Partial distribution of residue of legacy under the 
will of Lee M. Friedman, to be funded as the 
Lee M. Friedman Fund, the income and/or 
principal to be used as in the judgment of the 
Board is deemed advisable $145,000.00 

Estate of Sophie M, Friedman 

Partial payment of legacy under the will of 
Sophie M. Friedman, to be added to the Fried- 
man Building Fund, income to be added to 
principal until otherwise ordered by the Trustees 
of the Library $100,000.00 

Fellow Workers and Friends of Elizabeth M. Gordon 
Memorial gifts from Fellow Workers and Friends 
of the late Elizabeth M. Gordon, for the establish- 
ment of the Elizabeth M. Gordon Children's 
Book Fund, the income to be used for the purchase 
of children's books of outstanding design or 
artistic value and made available to children 
using the Boston Public Library .... $640.00 

Additions to Capital 
Income for 1961 of Centennial Fund . . . $2,191.15 
(To be added to principal until otherwise 
ordered by the Trustees of the Library) 

Income for 1961 of Friedman Building Fund . $2,101.62 
(To be added to principal until otherwise ordered 
by the Trustees of the Library) 

Income for 1961 of Lee M. Friedman Memorial 

Fund $4.18 

(To be added to principal until otherwise ordered 

by the Trustees of the Library) 

One-quarter of the income for 1961 of Lee M. 
Friedman Fund for Books for the Rare Book 
Department $100.01 

(To be added to principal each year for fifteen 

years) 

Income for 1961 of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green 

Memorial Fund $22,924.18 

(To be added to principal until otherwise 

ordered by the Trustees of the Library) 



Boston Public Library 95 

Income for 1961 of Helen O. Storrow Fund . . $395 . 26 

(To be added to principal until otherwise ordered 
by the Trustees of the Library) 

One-half of income for 1961 of The Wedgwood 
Club 25th Anniversary Fund in Memory of 

Mrs. Marcus A. Coolidge $20 . 94 

(To be added to principal) 

Proceeds from the sale of seven copies of Boston 

Public Library : A Centennial History . . $25 . 65 

(To be added to Dr. Samuel Abbott Green 

Memorial Fund) 

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

Estate $17.12 

(To be added to Dr. Samuel Abbott Green 

Memorial Fund) 

Funds for Current Use 

Anonymous $4.00 

(For the purchase of books and other library 
materials) 

Madeleine M. Bubier $5.00 

(For the purchase of books) 

FeUow Workers and Friends of Fanny Goldstein $ 180 . 00 

(Memorial gifts from Fellow Workers and 
Friends of the late Fanny Goldstein, for the 
estabhshment of the Fanny Goldstein Mem- 
orial Judaica Book Fund, to be used for the 
purchase of books in the field of Judaica) 

Film Council of Greater Boston $45 . 29 

(For the purchase of films) 

Morris Goodman $100.00 

(For the purchase of books) 

Edward G. Murray $100.00 

(For the Trustees' Fund, to be used at the dis- 
cretion of the Director) 

Augustin H. Parker, Jr $100.00 

(For the Trustees' Fund, to be used at the 
discretion of the Director) 

Sidney R. and Esther V. Rabb Charitable Founda- 
tion $100.00 

(For the Trustees' Fund, to be used at the 

discretion of the Director) 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin Foundation . . $100 . 00 

(For use in connection with the Boston Print- 
makers Fifteenth Annual Print Exhibition for 
the granting of two Albert H. Wiggin Purchase 
Prizes in the amount of fifty dollars each) 



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XI 

OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY AS OF DECEMBER 31, 

1962 



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

Director, and Librarian 
Assistant to the Director, Secretary 
of the Trustees, Clerk of the 
Corporation 
Assistant to the Director 
(for Library Matters) 
Office of Records, Files, Statistics 
Chief of Records, Files, Statistics 



Milton E. Lord 

Elizabeth B. Brockunier 
Elizabeth L. Wright 
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 

Assistant Chief Librarian for Refer- 
ence and Research Services (for 
the Development and Arrangement 
of the Collections) 

Assistant Chief Librarian for Refer- 
ence and Research Services (for 
Reader Services) 

Coordinator of the Arts 

Coordinator of the Humanities 

Coordinator of the Social Sciences 

Coordinator of General Reference 
Services 

Coordinator of Science and 
Technology 

Keeper of Rare Books 

Keeper of Prints 



Bradford M. Hill 



Vacant 



Vacant 

Vacant 

Sarah W. Flannery 

Mildred C. O'Connor 

B. Joseph O'Neil 

Vacant 

John E. Alden 

Sinclair H. Hitchings 



Boston Public Library 



97 



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 the Fine Arts 
Curator of History 
Curator of Classical Literature 
Curator of Literature and Languages 
Curator of Religion, Philosophy, Psy- 
chology 
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 
Services 

Division of Home Reading and 
Chief Librarian of Home Reading and 

Community Services 
Assistant to the Chief Librarian of 

Home Reading and Community 

Services 
Supervisor of Home Reading Services 
Coordinator of Adult Services 
Coordinator of Children's Services 
Coordinator of Young Adult Services 

Branch Librarians 
Adams Street 
AUston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
Egleston Square 
Faneuil 



Russell A. Scully 

Mary D. Farrell 

Rosalie A. Lang 
B. Joseph O'Neil 
Martin F. Waters 
G. Florence Connolly 
Sarah W. Flannery 
Ellen M. Oldham 
Vacant 

Vacant 

Mildred C. O'Connor 

Mary F. Daly 

Mildred C. O'Connor 

Rita M. Desaulniers 

Louis Rains 

Vacant 

Vacant 

Joseph A. Crowley 

Community Services 

John M. Carroll 



Ruth S. Cannell 
Ada A. Andelman 
Kathleen B. Hegarty 
Ruth M. Hayes 
Pauline Winnick 

Elinor D. Conley 
Christiana P. Jordan 
Frances C. Lepie 
Mary K. Harris 
Eleanora N. Chaplik 
Margaret A. Morgan 
Rose Moorachian 
Evelyn C. Billman 
Dorothy K. Becker 
B. Gertrude Wade 



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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 
Chief of Central Book Stock for Home 

Reading and Community Services 
Chief of Central Charging Records 
Chief of Hospital Library Service 
Chief of Open Shelf Department 
Readers Advisor for Children 
Readers Advisor for Young Adults 
Readers Advisor for Adults 



Ellen C. Peterson 
Geraldine M. Altman 
Madalene D. Holt 
Theodora B. Scoff 
Mildred Kaufman 
Anne F. Coleman 
Nura Globus 
Geraldine S. Herrick 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary A. Hackett 
Marion R. Herzig 
Irene H. Tuttle 
Pearl B. Smart 
Sarah Richman 
Marjorie M. Gibbons 
PauUne A. Walker 

JuUa L. Miller 
Euclid J. Peltier 

Edna G. Peck 

AHce E. Hackett 

Gladys R. White 
Louis Polishook 
Mary G. Langton 
Grace B. Loughlin 
Virginia Haviland 
M. Jane Manthorne 
Louisa S. Metcalf 



Division of Library Operations 



Assistant Director (for Library Opera- 
tions) 

Assistant to the Division Head in the 
Division of Library Operations 

Deputy Assistant Director 

Superintendent of Library Buildings 

Principal Accountant 

Chief of Bindery 



John J. Connolly 

Mary C. Robbins 
Charles J. Gillis 
Thomas P. Geoghegan 
Catherine A. Farrell 
Henry A. Fahey 



Chief of Book Preparation Department Mary M. McDonough 
Chief of Book Purchasing Department Gerald L. Ball 



Boston Public Library 



99 



Officers of the Library, Emeritus 



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

Keeper of Rare Books and Editor of 
Publications, Emeritus 

Keeper of Prints, Emeritus 

Superintendent of Library 
Emeritus 

of Library 



Superintendent 
Emeritus 

Deputy Assistant 
Emeritus 



Buildings, 
Buildings, 
to the Director, 



Chief of Bindery, Emeritus 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department, 

Emeritus 

Chief of History Department, Emeritus 

Chief of Information OflBce, Emeritus 

Chief of Music Department, Emeritus 

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 



Orlando C. Davis 

Zoltan Haraszti 
Arthur W. Heintzelman 

Jeremiah J. Danker 

William F. Quinn 

Samuel Green 
James P. Mooers 

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

Beatrice M. Flanagan 

Loraine A. Sullivan 
Elizabeth G. Barry 
Mary C. Toy 
Helen Schubarth 
Harriet Swift 
Anna L. Manning 
Dorothy M. Lovett 
Edith H. Bailey 
Margaret C. Donaghue 
Marion C. Kingman 
Catherine P. Loughman 
Sara A. Lyon 
Marjorie A. Obenauer 
Dorothy N. Pitman 
Annie Reis 
Katherine S. Rogan 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Mary M. Sullivan 
Geneva Watson 
Rebecca E. Willis 



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Expenditures for Personnel: 

Permanent and Probationary employees (ex- 
clusive of Binding Department employees) . $2,579,291 . 41 
Sunday and Evening, Extra and other service . 219,383 . 34 

$2,798,674 . 75 

EXPENDITTJBES FOR CONTRACTUAL SERVICES: 

Communications $19,618.96 

Light, heat, and power 82,034 . 13 

Professional and technical services . . . 3,612.36 

Recording and judicial services .... 2,156.65 
Repairs and maintenance of buildings and 

structures 28,147.92 

Repairs and servicing of equipment . . . 5,325 . 40 

Transportation of persons . . . . . 4,551 . 95 

Miscellaneous contractual services . . . 106,602.41 

252,049.78 

Expenditures for Supplies and Materials: 

Automotive $10.64 

Heating 15,135.29 

Household 8,129.07 

Medical and hospital 48.66 

Office 40,505.98 

Miscellaneous 19,547.77 

Books: 

City appropriation . . $213,501 . 74 

Trust funds income . . . 69,272 . 56 

282,774.30 

Manuscripts: 

City appropriation ... — 

Trust funds income . . . $1,819.42 1,819.42 

Periodicals: 

City appropriation . . . $24,893 . 33 
Trust funds income . . . 1,249 . 25 

26,142.58 

Newspapers: 

City appropriation . . . $4,165.58 
Trust funds income . 2,010 . 60 

6,176.18 

Microfilms: 

City appropriation . . . $72 . 50 

Trust funds income ... 1, 145 . 23 

1,217.73 

Posters, prints, photostats, maps: 

City appropriation . . . $407 . 95 

Trust funds income . . . 1,668.70 

2,076.65 

Recordings: 

City appropriation . . . $4,517.10 
Trust funds income . . 189.99 

4,707.09 

Films: 

City appropriation . . . $9,851 . 23 
Trust funds income ... — 

9,851.23 

Miscellaneous: 

City appropriation . . . $9,623 . 63 
Trust funds income . . . 3,916.66 

13,540.29 

431,682.88 

Carried forward $3,482,407.41 



Boston Public Library 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1962 

Receipts From: 

General appropriation 1962 $3,554,607.00 

Income from trust funds 83,620 81 

Gifts for Current Use: 

Anonymous C . . . • $4.00 

Madeleine M. Bubier . . . 5.00 

Film Council of Greater Boston . 45.29 
Fanny Goldstein Memorial 

Judaica Book Fund . . 180.00 

Morris Goodman .... 100.00 

Trustees' Fund 300.00 
Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 

Foundation . . . . 100.00 



101 



734.29 



$3,638,962.10 



Carried forward $3,638,962.10 



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City Document No. 15 



STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Brought forward $3,482,407.41 

Expenditures for Current Charges and Obligations: 

Insurance $808.35 

Rent 45,435.06 46,243.41 

Expenditures for Equipment: 

Office furniture and equipment .... $788.51 

Miscellaneous equipment 1,417.46 2,205.97 



Special Appropriations: 

Construction of buildings and original equipment 

and furnishings thereof (Non-revenue) 
Remodeling, reconstruction and extraordinary 

repairs to buildings 

Departmental equipment loan (Non-revenue) 



$34,324.62 

52,294.57 
18,766.05 



105,385.24 



Special Items: 
Trust funds income, scholarships . 
Trust funds income, eick benefits . 
Trust funds income, miscellaneous 



$400.00 

200.00 

8,923.17 



9,523.17 



Gifts for Current Use : 
Anonymous A . 
Anonymous C . 
Kurt Berger 
Madeleine Bubier 
Morris Goodman 
Trustees' Fund 
Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 
Foundation 



$12.00 

4.00 

25.00 

5.00 

55.81 

325.62 

100.00 



$527.43 



Grants: 

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



1.55 10,052.15 



Binding Department: 

Salaries 

Gas 

Repairs and servicing of equipment 
Miscellaneous contractual services 
Automotive supplies and materials 
Household supplies and materials 
Office supplies and materials 
Miscellaneous supplies and materials 



Carried forward 



$94,057.24 

100.29 

38.00 

99.61 

2.00 

.70 

27.75 

6,355.11 



100,680.70 
$3,746,974.88 



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Brought forward $3,638,962.10 

Balances Brought Forward from 1961: 

$320.26 
65,556.93 
10,679 21 



City appropriation . 








Trust Funds income 


Jamee L. WTiitney Bibliographic Account . 


Gifts for Current Use: 


Anonymous A . . . . $12.00 


Anonymous B 






100.00 


Kurt Berger . 






25.00 


Centennial Fund . 






178.00 


Sidney R. Rabb . 






50.00 


Lucien E. Taylor 






75.00 


Trustees' Fund 






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 Metropolitan 

area) 

Special Appropriations: 

Construction of buildings and 
original equipment and fur- 
nishings thereof (Non-revenue) . 
Construction of buildings and 
original equipment and fur- 
nishings thereof (Revenue) 
Departmental equipment loan 
(Non-revenue) .... 
Remodeling, reconstruction and 
extraordinary repairs to 
buildings 

Revenue on hand .... 



$211,545.68 



141,745.93 
80,307.42 



600,000.00 



1.55 



1,033,599.03 
1,898.70 



1,112,653.50 
$4,751,615.60 



Carried forward $4,751,615.60 



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forward $3,746,974.88 

Amounts Paid into the City Treasury: 

Fines $84,695.28 

Sale of publications 8841 

Payments for lost books and damages . . 2,771.50 

Commission on coin locks ..... '941.77 

Commission on telephone stations . . . 988 77 

Sale of waste paper 129 93 

Non-resident borrowers' fees .... 13,934 . 00 

Miscellaneous receipts 747.06 

104,296.72 

Balances, December 31, 1962: 

Trust Funds income $58,382 16 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account . . 10,679.21 



Gifts for Current Use: 

Anonymous B . . . . 
Centennial Fund ... 
Film Council of Greater Boston 
Fanny Goldstein Memorial Ju- 

daica Book Fund 
Morris Goodman . 
Sidney R. Rabb . 
Lucien E. Taylor 
Trustees' Fund 



$100.00 

178.00 

45.29 

180.00 
44.19 
50.00 
75.00 

132.20 



804.68 



Special Appropriations: 

Construction of buildings and 
original equipment and fur- 
nishings thereof (Non-revenue) $177,221 . 06 

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

Departmental equipment loan 
(Non-revenue) . . . 

Remodeling, reconstruction and 
extraordinarj' repairs to build- 
ings 547,705.43 



61,541.37 



928,213.79 



General Appropriation: 

Amount carried forward to 1963 
appropriation . . . . 
Surplus credit balance 



$4,527.61 
134.57 



Income on hand 
To balance . 



4,662.18 
1,567.86 



1,004,309.88 
$4,855,581.48 



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Brought forward 



$4,751,615.60 



Receipts from: 

Fines 

Sale of publications 
Payments for lost books and damages 
Commission on coin locks 
Commission on telephone stations 
Sale of waste paper .... 
Non-resident borrowers' fees 
Miscellaneous receipts 



$84,479.10 

85.19 

2,747.80 

941.77 

988.77 

129.93 

13,892.00 

701.32 



103,965.88 
$4,855,581.48 



To balance $4,855,581.48 



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Administrattvb Services Department 

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