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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
1965 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 



2733 
,R)755 



TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



AUGUSTIN H. PARKER 

President 
Term expires April 30, 1970 



LENAHAN O'CONNELL 

Vice President 

Term expires April 30, 1966 



ERWIN D. CANHAM 
Term expires April 30, 1968 



EDWARD G. MURRAY 
Term expires April 30, 1967 



SIDNEY R. RABB 

Term expires April 30, 1969 



PHILIP J. McNIFF 

Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 



I — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1965 ... 1 



II — Appropriations and Expenditures for Personnel, 

1930-1965 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 ... 39 

VII— The Catalogs 44 

VIII — Binding 45 

IX — Programs and Exhibitions 46 

X — Trust Funds 76 

XI — Officers of the Library, as of December 31, 1965 . 102 

Financial Statement 106 



Boston Public Library 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930-1965 

Total Expenditures, 1930-1965 





FBOM ANNUAL 
CITT 


FBOU SPECIAL 
CITT 


FBOM 
INCOME OP 


FBOM 
QIFT8 FOB 




TEAS 


APPBOPBIATION 


APPBOPBIATION 


TB08T FUNDS 


CUBBENT USB TOTAL 


1930 


§1,132,520.06 


$237,962.11 


$22,796.21 




$1,393,278.38 


1935 


1,139,114.88 


36,295.49 


24,496.50 




1,199,906.87 


1940 


1,232,633.01 


52,930.24 


128,403.69 


$88.80 


1,414,055.74 


1945 


1,309,615.79 




42,695.41 


387.68 


1,352,698.88 


1950 


2,573,781 .32 


66,786.08 


61,030.37 


2,706.48 


2,704,304 .25 


1955 


3,177,122.03 


13,730.66 


50,459.29 


553.51 


3,241,865.49 


1960 


3,216,974.47 


160,842.91 


72,071 .47 


806.54 


3,450,695.39 


1962 


3,550,265.08 


105,385.24 


90,795.58 


528.98 


3,746,974.88 


1963 


3,559,033.35 


330,990.96 


87,256.49 


327.05 


3,977,607.85 


1964 


3,888,716.49 


254,573.01 


100,848.56 


728.15 


4,244,866.21 


1965 


3,952,292.26 


170,635.75 


97,130.62 


933.46 


4,220,992.09 



Distribution of Expenditures from Annual City Appropriation, 

1930-1965 



TBAB 


SALARIES 
AND WAGES 


BOOKS AND OTHEB 
LIBBABT MATEBIAL8 


ALL OTHEB 
ACCOUNTS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$809,530.41 


$159,999.97 


$162,989.68 


$1,132,520.06 


1935 


912,339.26 


99,233.95 


127,541.67 


1,139,114.88 


1940 


1,045,735 .40 


57,499.94 


129,397.67 


1,232,633.01 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


81,701.74 


163,570.33 


1,309,615.79 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


147,498.16 


316,511.82 


2,573,781 .32 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


316,029.82 


350,780.06 


3,177,122.03 


1960 


2,706,700.30 


182,868.48 


327,405.69 


3,216,974.47 


1962 


2,892,731.99 


267,033.06 


390,500.03 


3,550,265.08 


1963 


2,913,428.54 


266,708.87 


378,895.94 


3,559,033.35 


1964 


3,091,604.85 


373,111.67 


423,999.97 


3,888,716.49 


1965 


3,127,400.46 


383,867.43 


441,024.37 


3,952,292.26 



Distribution of Expenditures from Special City Appropriation, 1930-1965 





CENTRAL LIBBABT 


BBANCa 










FOUNDATIONS 


LIBRARIES 


BELIEF 








BOOF CONSTRUCTION 


NEW 


PROJECTS 


EQUIPMENT 




TKAB 


AND IMPROVEMENTS 


BUILDINGS 


(WPA, ETC.) 


LOAN 


TOTAL 


1930 


$206,391 .46 


$31,570.65 






$237,962.11 


1935 


4,867.40 


5,705.30 


$25,722.79 




36,295.49 


1940 


14,743.24 




38,187.00 




52,930.24 


1945 












1950 


214.61 


66,571 .47 






66,786.08 


1955 




5,479.28 




$8,251.38 


13,730.66 


1960 




160,842.91 






160,842.91 


1962 


52,294.57 


34,324.62 




18,766.05 


105,385.24 


1963 


155,955.51 


122,295.84 




52,739.61 


330,990.96 


1964 


149,479.85 


96,411.18 




8,681.98 


254,573.01 


1965 


111,358.11 


59,277.64 






170,635.75 



2 City Document No. 15 

Distribution of Expenditukes from Income of Trust Funds, 1930-1965 



$22,796.21 
24,496.50 

128,403 .69 
42,695 .41 
61,030.37 
50,459.29 
72,071 .47 
90,795.58 
87,256.49 

100,848.56 
97,130.62 



Distribution of Expenditures from Gifts for Current Use, 1930-1965 

BOOKS AND OTHER 

TEAB LIBBABT MATEBIAL8 

1930 

1935 

1940 $88.80 

1945 387.68 

1950 2,706.48 

1955 553.51 

1960 806.54 

1962 528.98 

1963 327.05 

1964 728.15 

1965 933.46 



TBAB 


BOOKS AND OTHEB 
LIBBABT MATERIALS 


SALABIES 


OTHEB 


1930 


$22,466.21 


$180.00 


$150.00 


1935 


22,264.83 


1,602.67 


629 .00 


1940 


124,618.89 


2,070.00 


1,714.80 


1945 


41,370.31 


481.65 


843.45 


1950 


60,530 .37 


100.00 


400.00 


1955 


45,519.55 


2,207.90 


2,731 .84 


1960 


68,663.46 


886.00 


2,522.01 


1962 


81,272.41 


1,267.76 


8,255 .41 


1963 


78,969.33 


4,355.84 


3,931.32 


1964 


86,815.08 


6,203.75 


7,829.73 


1965 


76,030.13 


8,671.00 


12,429.49 



Boston Public Library 



II 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1930-1965 

Total Appropriations and Expenditures for All Personnel, 1930 - 1965 



TEAB 


AMOUNT 
APPROPRIATED 


AMOUNT 
EXPENDED 


UNEXPENDED 
BALANCE 


1930 


$812,000.00 


$809,530.41 


$2,469.59 


1935 


915,000.00 


912,339.26 


2,660.74 


1940 


1,065,000.00 


1,045,735.40 


19,264.60* 


1945 


1,065,000.00 


1,064,343.72 


656.28 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


2,109,771.34 


228.66 


1955 


2,600,000.00 


2,510,312.15 


89,687.85* 


1960 


2,716,000.00 


2,706,700.30 


9,299.7011 


1962 


2,930,000.00 


2,892,731.99 


37,268. OIJ 


1963 


2,956,388.54 


2,913,428.54 


42,960. OOt 


1964 


3,095,000.00 


3,091,604.85 


3,395. 15§ 


1965 


3,127,400.46 


3,127,400.46 





• $18,775.53 transferred to other account., 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; 811,952.85 reverted to the City Treasury. 
I $9,299.70 reverted to the City Treasury. 
i $37,268.01 transferred to other accounts of the Library, 
t $42,960.00 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
§ $3,395.15 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 



Changes Year by Year in Total Expenditures for All Personnel, 

1930 - 1965 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OF 




FOB SALARIES AND WAQE3 


CHANGE FROM 


CBANOE 


TKAB 


FOB ALL PERSONNEL 


FBECEDINQ TBAB 


FBOU 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% 


1960 


2,706,700.30 


-2.6% 


+251.4% 


1962 


2,892,731 .99 


+0.6% 


+275.5% 


1963 


2,913,428.54 


+0.7% 


+278.2% 


1964 


3,091,604.85 


+0.6% 


+301.3% 


1965 


3,127,400.46 


+ 1.2% 


+305.9% 



Changes Year by Year in Total Expenditures for Regular Service 
(FuLL-TiME Personnel), 1930 - 1965 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OF 




FOB SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGK 


TXAB 


FOR REGULAR BERVICB 


PBECIDING TEAB 


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% 


1960 


2,467,556.81 


—1 .3% 


+271.8% 


1962 


2,673,348.65 


+ 1.9% 


+302.8% 


1963 


2,709,448.32 


+ 1.4% 


+308.2% 


1964 


2,851,729.57 


+5.3% 


+329.6% 


1965 


2,884,814.16 


+ 1.2% 


+334.6% 



City Document No. 15 

Changes Year Bt Year in Total Expenditures for Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel, Etc.), 1930 - 1965 





TOTAL BXPKNDITDBE8 


% OF 


% Of 




FOB BALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FBOU 


CHANGE 


TEAB 


FOB EXtBA 8EBVICB 


PBECEDING TEAB 


FBOU 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 






1930 


112,214.67 


+7.8% 


+7.8% 


1935 


96,330.61 


—13.8% 


-7.4% 


1940 


89,517.71 


+4.3% 


—11.6% 


1945 


120,536.62 


-1.1% 


+ 15.8% 


1950 


271,210.95 


+3.2% 


+ 160.6% 


1955 


282,596.63 


-6.6% 


+ 171.6% 


1960 


239,143.39 


—14.3% 


+129.9% 


1962 


219,383.34 


—11.8% 


+110.9% 


1963 


203,980.22 


+7.0% 


+96.0% 


1964 


239,875.28 


+ 17.6% 


+ 130.6% 


1965 


242,586.30 


+ 1.1% 


+ 133.1% 



Boston Public Library 



ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1965 

SUMMAEY 



Director's Office and Office of Records, 

Files, Statistics 
Regular Service 
Extra Service: 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Total Expenditures for Director's Office and 
Office of Records, Files, Statistics 

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



Total Expenditures for Division of Home 
Reading and Community Services 

Division of Reference and Research 
Services 
Regular Service 
Extra Service: 



$3.82 



,678.77 
3.82 



Part-time Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Sunday Service 



Total Expenditures for Division of Refer- 
ence and Research Services 

Division of General Library Operations 
Regular Service 
Extra Service: 
Part-time Service 
Evening and Holiday Service 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 
Evening and Holiday Service 
Sunday Service 



Total Expenditures for Division of General 
Library Operations 

Division of Information 
Regular Service 
Extra Service: 

Part-time Service 

Sunday Service 



Total Expenditures for Division of In- 
formation 





$1,395,720.53 


$106,682.59 


$107,983.89 
509 . 25 






9,032.20 

9,977.78 
8,198.81 


135,701.93 

$767,862.24 


1,531,422.46 


$51,491.00 

2,456.92 

21,838.13 


75,786.05 
$524,170.09 


843,648.29 


$1,928.40 
2,199.44 






7,379.28 
6,938.60 


18,445.72 
$72,064.77 


542,615.81 


$11,049.02 
1,019.21 


12,068.23 





84,133.00 



6 City Document No. 15 

analysis and distribution of expenditures for 

PERSONNEL, 1965 — Concluded 

Summary 
Division of Personnel 

Regular Service $18,317 . 76 

Extra Service: 
Part-time Service 580 . 55 



Total Expenditures for Division of Personnel $18,898.31 

Total Expenditures for All Personnel $3,127,400.46 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIRECTOR'S OFFICE AND 
OFFICE OF RECORDS, FILES, STATISTICS, 1965 

BEQULAB PABT-TIME EVENINO AKD SUNDA.T TOTAL 

(JKIT 8EBVICE BEBTICB BOLIOAT BEBVICE SEBTICE BEBVICI 

Director's Office $90,939.07 $90,939.07 

Office of Records, Files, 
Statistics 15,739.70 • $3.82 — 15,743.52 

Total Expenditures for 
Director's Office and 
Office of Records, Files, 



Statistics $106,678.77 $3.82 $106,682.59 



Boston Public Library 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF HOME READING AND 

COMMUNITY SERVICES, 1965 



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 Di- 
vision of Home Reading 
and Community Ser- 
vices ! 



BEOULAB 
BEBVICB 

$85,269.07 
43,042.23 
26,233.45 



43,704.64 3,326.02 



PABT-TIME 
SEBTICE 



$2,429.51 



janitobial and 

cleaning: evening, 

bt the houb holiday, 

and evening and 

and holldat sckdat 

8ehvice sbbvicb 



$343.25 



$15.27 
970.62 



44,406 . 57 

90,832.21 

107,637.27 

954,595.09 



1,327.73 

6,547.37 

3,910.75 

90,442.51 



18,666.73 



58 


63 


4,028 


99 


3,491 


99 


142 


56 



TOTAL 
BKBVICK 

$85,627.59 
46,442.36 
26,233.45 

47,089.29 

45,734.30 

101,408.57 

115,040.01 

1,063,846.89 



1,395,720.53 $107,983.89 $19,009.98 $8,708.06 $1,531,422.46 



Branch Libraries: 








Adams Street 


$39,488.94 


$4,322.05 


$274.20 


Allston 


29,315.59 


2,347.20 






Brighton 


32,333.78 


2,508.41 


1,915.87 


Charlestown 


37,211.83 


3,152.85 


919.44 


Codman Square 


36,416.31 


4,692.64 






Connolly 


37,293.28 


2,664.83 


924.41 


Dorchester 


31,509.42 


2,729.26 






East Boston 


31,983.42 


2,272.05 


1,773.63 


Egleston Square 


39,509.26 


3,806.42 


1,206.53 


Faneuil 


34,604.76 


2,012.30 


93.50 


Hyde Park 


40,256 . 13 


3,826.13 


76.46 


Jamaica Plain 


29,871.21 


2,289.96 


3,082.60 


Lower Mills 


27,702.70 


2,733.86 


2,968.92 


Mattapan 


43,742.15 


4,246.06 


19.73 


Memorial 


25,461.90 


3,316.70 






Mt. Bowdoin 


21,391.90 


2,303.14 






Mt. Pleasant 


11,553.34 


2,491.81 






North End 


36,426.99 


3,513.05 


174.49 


Orient Heights 


20,563.24 


2,100.23 


2,980.68 


Parker Hill 


33,621.65 


1,803.92 


378.85 


Roslindale 


51,966.92 


5,996.00 


1,539.31 


South Boston 


42,820.68 


4,354.39 


114.17 


South End 


20,535 . 28 


1,853.44 






Uphams Corner 


40,175.99 


4,284.64 






Washington Village 


33,129.56 


2,849.39 






West Roxbury 


46,291.54 


4,506.58 


223.94 


Bookmobile Service 


68,139.29 


6,059.81 






Hospital Library Service 


11,278.03 


1,405.39 






Total Expenditures for 






Branch Libraries 


$954,595.09 


$90,442.51 


$18,666.73 



$9 . 90 



9.36 



15.00 



108.30 



$44,095 . 09 
31,662.79 
36,758.06 
41,284.12 
41,108.95 
40,882 . 52 
34,238 . 68 
36,029 . 10 
44,522.21 
36,710.56 
44,158.72 
35,243.77 
33,405.48 
48,007.94 
28,778.60 
23,695.04 
14,045.15 
40,123.89 
25,644.15 
35,804 . 42 
59,502 . 23 
47,304 . 24 
22,388.72 
44,460.63 
35,978.95 
51,022.06 
74,307.40 
12,683.42 



$142.56 $1,063,846.89 



8 



City Document No. 15 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND 
RESEARCH SERVICES, 1965 



Executive Staff 
Development and Arrange- 
ment of Collections: 
Book Selection Department 
' Cataloging and Classification 
Department 
Reader Services : 
Book Stack Service 
General Reference Services: 
General Reference De- 
partment 
Map Department 
Periodical and Newspaper 
Department 
The Arts: 

Fine Arts Department 
Music Department 
The Humanities: 

History Department 
The Social Sciences: 
Education Department 
Government Documents 

Department 
Kirstein Business Branch 
Social Sciences Depart- 
ment 
Science and Technology: 
Science and Technology 
Department 
Judaica Department 
Print Department 
Rare Book Department 
Inter-Library Loan Office 



Total Expenditures for 
Division of Reference 
and Research Services 



BEOULAR 
SERVICE 


PAKT-TIMB 
BBBVICB 


EVENING AND 

HOUDAT 8UNDAT 
SERVICE SERVICE 


TOTAL 
SERVICE 


$22,859.31 






$1,092.86 


$23,952.17 






26,292.36 








26,292.36 








144,262.63 


$3,128.18 


$107.61 




147,498. 4i 




120,268.09 


16,291.36 


1,408.18 


9,604.13 


147,571. 7( 


61,798.41 

7,285.42 


1,581.58 


95.82 


1,366.87 


64,842. 6J" 
7,285 A':. 




51,898.64 


5,882.26 


100.61 


2,803.84 


60,685. 3i 


40,918.89 
24,046.23 


4,419.55 
2,409.76 




1,765.63 
587.06 


47,104.0' 
27,047. 9( 


4.85 


30,179.79 


78.20 


26.25 


605.96 


30,890. 2( 


24,623.90 


3,071.04 




743.67 


28,438.6 




36,453.44 
55,339.72 


3,704.47 
2,359.93 


41.31 
225.76 


1,210.97 


41,410.1! 
57,925.4 


9,807.62 








9,807.6:. 








42,692.89 
11,137.96 
24,197.12 
31,731.71 
2,068.11 


7,265.78 
297.93 


435.46 


1,555.33 
13.00 


51,949.4' 
11,448.8 
24,208.1 
33,221.4 
2,068.1 


11.07 


1,000.96 


488.81 








$767,862.24 


$51,491.00 


$2,456. 92 $21,838. 13 


$843,648.2 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF GENERAL 
LIBRARY OPERATIONS, 1965 



Business Office 

Receiving, Shipping, Stock, 
and Supply Section 

Accounting Department 

Binding Department 

Book Preparation Depart- 
ment 

Book Purchasing Department 

Buildings Department 

Duplicating Section 



BEOITLAB 
BEBTICB 

$26,192.40 

29,237.79 

50,661.36 

107,893.52 

53,546.15 

54,917.21 

187,679.50 

14,042.16 



Total Expenditures for 
Division of General 
Library Operations $524, 1 70 . 09 



PABT-TIME 
SBBTICB 



JANITOBIAL AND 

CLEANING : 

EVENING AND 

HOLIDAY AND 

aiTNDAT SEBVICB 



EVENING, 

HOLIDAY 

AND BUND AT 

SERVICB 



$61.20 



1,867.20 $14,317.88 



2.54 
39.43 



TOTAL 
BEBTICB 

526,192.4 



$1,485.64 30,723.4 
671.83 51,333.1 
107,893.5 



53,607.3 

54,919.7 

203,864.5 

14,081.5 



$1,928.40 $14,317.88 $2,199.44 $542,615.8 



Boston Public Library 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF 
INFORMATION, 1965 



0NIT 

•ision Office 
)rmation Office 
libits Office 


BEOULAB 
SERVICE 

$26,003.27 
26,587.66 
19,473.84 

$72,064.77 


PART-TIME 
SERVICE 


BVENINO AND 

HOLIDAY 8UNDAT 
8EBVICB BEBVICB 


TOTAI, 
BEBVICB 

$26,003.27 
37,286.30 
20,843.43 


$9,779.02 
1,270.00 




$919.62 

99.59 






'otal Expenditures for Di- 
vision of Information 


$11,049.02 




$1,019.21 


$84,133.00 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF 



PERSONNEL, 1965 



EVEiaNO AND 



UKIT 

3onnel Office 


REO0LAB 
SERVICE 

$18,317.76 
$18,317.76 


PART-TIMB 
SEBVICB 

$580.55 


HOLIDAY 
SERVICE 


SUNDAY 
BEBVICB 


TOTAL 
BEBVICB 

$18,898.31 






otal Expenditures for Di- 
vision of Personnel 


$580.55 






$18,898.31 



RECAPITULATION 



Regular Service 

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

By the Hour 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Sunday Service 
Sunday Service 



Total Expenditures for All Personnel 



$173,032.86 
4,956.86 

9,032.20 
17,569.63 

6,938.60 
31,056.15 



$2,884,814.16 



242,586.30 
$3,127,400.46 



10 City Document No. 15 

III 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 

BOOKS 

City Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and 
Other Library Materials, 1930 - 1965 

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 

1963 266,709 

1964 373,112 

1965 383,867 

Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 

1930 - 1965 



TEAB 


FBOM CITT rUNDS 


FBOM INCOME 
OF TRD8T FUNDS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$159,999.97 


$22,466.21 


$182,466.18 


1935 


99,233.95 


22,264.83 


121,498.78 


1940 


57,499.94 


124,618.89 


182,118.83 


1945 


81,701.74 


41,370.31 


123,072.05 


1950 


147,498.16 


60.530.37 


208,028.53 


1955 


316,029.82 


45,519.55 


361,549.37 


1960 


182,868.48 


68,663.46 


251,531.94 


1962 


267,033.06 


81,272.41 


348,305 .47 


1963 


266,708.87 


78,969.33 


345,678.20 


1964 


373,111.67 


86,815.08 


459,926.75 


1965 


371,872.38 


76,030.13 


447,902.51 



Boston Public Library 



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Expenditures for Books 



YEAR 

1935 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1940 



From Citj^ 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 



1960 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1962 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1963 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1964 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1965 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



AND Other Libr.\ry Materials by Divisions 
1935-1965 



DIVISION OF 

HOME READING 

AND COMMUNITY 

SERVICES 


DIVISION OF 

REFERENCE AND 

RESEARCH 

SERVICES 


ENTIRE 
LIBRARY 
SYSTEM 


$72,440.78 
1,335.89 


$26,793.17 
20,928.94 

$47,722.11 


$99,233.95 
22,264.83 


$73,776.67 


$121,498.78 


$56,100.44 
9,305.14 


$1,399.50 
115,313.75 


$57,499.94 
124,618.89 


$65,405 . 58 


$116,713.25 


$182,118.83 


$78,211.92 
1,553.76 


$3,489.82 
39,816.55 

$43,306.37 


$81,701.74 
41,370.31 


$79,765.68 


$123,072.05 


$140,501.56 

724.25 


$6,996.60 
59,806.12 

$66,802.72 


$147,498.16 
60,530.37 


$141,225.81 


$208,028.53 


$247,919.39 
917.01 


$68,110.43 
44,602.54 

$112,712.97 


$316,029.82 
45,519.55 


$248,836.40 


$361,549.37 


$144,214.32 
1,577.68 


$36,854.16 
67,085.78 

$105,739.94 


$182,868.48 
68,663.46 


$145,792.00 


$251,531.94 


$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 


$200,940.76 
1,977.12 


$65,768.11 
76,992.21 


$266,708.87 
78,969.33 


$202,917.88 


$142,760.32 


$345,678.20 


$274,154.37 
838.36 


$98,957.30 
85,976.72 

$184,934.02 


$373,111.67 
86,815.08 


$274,992.73 


$459,926.75 


$265,057.99 
2,165.88 


$106,814.39 
73,864.25 

$180,678.64 


$371,872.38 
76,030.13 


$267,223.87 


$447,902.51 



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 - 1965 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1955 
1960 
1962 
1963 
1964 
1965 



TOTAI, 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOB BOOKS AND OTHER 


PERCENTAGES 


EXPENDITTTREa 


LIBBART MATERIALS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


FKOM CITT FUNDS 


FROM CITT FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,132,520.06 


$159,999.97 


14.12% 


1,139,114.88 


99,233.95 


8.11% 


1,232,633.01 


57,499.94 


4.66% 


1,309,615.79 


81,701.74 


6.24% 


2,573,781.32 


147,498.16 


5.73% 


3,177,122.03 


316,029.82 


9.94% 


3,216,974.47 


182,868.48 


5.68% 


3,550,265 .08 


267,033 .06 


7.52% 


3,559,033.35 


266,708.87 


7.49% 


3,888,716.49 


373,111.67 


9.59% 


3,952,292.26 


371,872.38 


9.41% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures, 

1930 - 1965 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


PERCENTAGES 




FROM CITY FUNDS 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


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% 


1960 


3,289,045.94 


251,531.94 


7.65% 


1962 


3,641,060.66 


348,305.47 


9.57% 


1963 


3,652,040.05 


345,678.20 


9.47% 


1964 


3,989,565.05 


459,926.75 


11.53% 


1965 


4,049,251.18 


447,902.51 


11.06% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 
Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 
1930 - 1965 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES 
AND WAGES 

TEAR FROM CITY FUNDS % 

1930 $809,530.41 84% 

1935 912,339.26 90% 

1940 1,045,735.40 95% 

1945 1,064,343.72 93% 

1950 2,109,771.34 93% 

1955 2,510,312.15 89% 

1960 2,706,700.30 94% 

1962 2,892,731.99 92% 

1963 2,913,428.54 92% 

1964 3,091,604.85 89% 

1965 3,127,400.46 89% 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 

FROM CITY FUNDS % 

$159,999.97 16% 

99,233.95 10% 

57,499.94 5% 

81,701.74 7% 

147,498.16 7% 

316,029.82 11% 

182,868.48 6% 

267,033.06 8% 

266,708.87 8% 

373,111.67 11% 

371,872.38 11% 



$969,530.38 
1,011,573.21 
1,103,235.34 
1,146,045.46 
2,257,269.50 
2,826,341.97 
2,889,568.78 
3,159,765.05 
3,180,137.41 
3,464,716.52 
3,499,272.84 



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



Boston Public Library 



13 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930-1965 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1955 
1960 
1962 
1963 
1964 
1965 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR SALARIES AND 

WAGES FROM CITY 

FUNDS AND TRUST 

FUNDS 

$809,710.41 
913,941.93 
1,047,805.40 
1,064,825.37 
2,109,871.34 
2,512,520.05 
2,707,586.30 
2,893,999.75 
2,917,784.38 
3,097,808.60 
3,135,899.76 



% 

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



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR BOOKS FROM 

CITY FUNDS AND 

TRUST FUNDS 

$182,466.18 
121,498.78 
182,118.83 
123,072.05 
208,028.53 
361,549.37 
251,531.95 
348,305.47 
345,678.20 
459,926.75 
447,902.51 



% 
18% 
12% 
15% 
10% 

9% 
13% 

9% 
11% 
11% 
13% 
12% 



$992,176.59 
1,035,440.71 
1,229,924.23 
1,187,897.42 
2,317,899.87 
2,874,069.42 
2,959,118.25 
3,242,305.22 
3,263,462 . 58 
3,557,735.35 
3,583,802.27 



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



Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

and Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930-1965 





REQUESTED 




REQUESTED FOR 










FOR SALARIES 




BOOKS AND OTHER 








YE.^R 


AND W.AGE8 


% 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$812,000.00 


84% 


$150,000.00 


16% 


$962,000.00 


100% 


1935 


937,187.75 


86% 


150,000.00 


14% 


1,087,187.75 


100% 


1940 


1,096,830.57 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1,246,830.57 


100%, 


1945 


1,065,000.00 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1,215,000.00 


100% 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


93% 


150,000.00 


7% 


2,260,000.00 


100% 


1955 


2,618,000.00 


88% 


350,100.00 


12% 


2,968,100.00 


100% 


1960 


2,761,000.00 


94% 


184,420.00 


6% 


2,896,420.00 


100% 


1962 


2,930,000.00 


92% 


270,959.00 


8% 


3,200,959.00 


100% 


1963 


2,912,000.00 


92% 


248,959.00 


8% 


3,160,959.00 


100% 


1964 


3,095,000.00 


89% 


378,000.00 


11% 


3,473,000.00 


100% 


1965 


3,118,000.00 


89% 


388,565.00 


11% 


3,506,565.00 


100% 



14 



City Document No. 15 



IV 

PERSONNEL 



Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1929-1965 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




TOTAL PERSONNEL 






FOR SALARIES AND 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR ALL 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER SlST 


% OF CHANGE 


YEAR 


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% 


1960 


2,706,700.30 


+251.4% 


594 


-1.3% 


1962 


2,892,731.99 


+275.5% 


631.3 


+4.9% 


1963 


2,913,428.54 


+278.2% 


616.3 


+2.4% 


1964 


3,091,604.85 


+ 301.3% 


605.8 


+0.6% 


1965 


3,127,400.46 


+305.9% 


600.6 


-0.2% 



Cost and NUiMBER of Regular Service, 1929-1965 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR 
S.VLARIES AND WAGES 

YEAR FOR REGULAR SERVICE 

1929 $663,747.98 

1930 694,183.74 
1935 799,271.34 
1940 954,292.69 
1945 940,227.10 
1950 1,838,560.39 
1955 2,227,715.52 
1960 2,467,556.81 

1962 2,673,348.65 

1963 2,709,448.32 

1964 2,851,729.57 

1965 2,884,814.16 



% OF CHANGE 
FROM 1929 



+ 4.6% 

+20.4% 
+43.7% 
+41.6% 
+ 176.8% 
+235.6% 
+271.7% 
+ 302.8% 
+308.2% 
+329.6% 
+334.6% 



TOTAL NUMBER OP 
REGULAR SERVICE AS 



:ember 3l8T 


% OF CHANGE 


:ach year 


FROM 1929 


475 




512 


+7.8% 


571 


+20.2% 


543 


+ 14.3% 


516 


+8.6% 


584 


+22.2% 


593 


+24.8% 


496 


+4.4% 


542.3 


+ 14.2% 


537.6 


+ 13.2% 


532.3 


+ 12.1% 


527.3 


+ 11.0% 



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

1929-1965 









TOTAL EXTRA SERVICE 










PERSONNEL IN TERMS 










OF EQUIVALENT OF 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 






FOR SALARIES AND 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR EXTRA 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31 ST ' 


% OF CHANGE 


YEAR 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH Y'EAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 




127 




1930 


112,214.67 


+7.8% 


132 


+3.9% 


1935 


96,330.61 


-7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


1940 


89,517.71 


-13.9% 


89 


-29.9% 


1945 


120,536.63 


+ 15.8% 


104 


-18.1% 


1950 


271,210.95 


+ 160.6% 


168 


+32.3% 


1955 


282,596.63 


+ 171.6% 


149 


+ 17.3% 


1960 


239,143.49 


+ 129.9% 


98 


-22.8% 


1962 


219,383.34 


+ 110.9% 


89 


-29.9% 


1963 


203,980.22 


+96.0% 


78.7 


-38.0% 


1964 


239,875.28 


+ 130.6% 


73.5 


-42.1% 


1965 


242,586.30 


+ 133.2% 


73.3 


-42.3% 



Boston Public Library 15 

distribution of personnel by divisions and units, 1929-1965 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 

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

1929 1939 1949 1959 1963 1964 1965 

eneral Administrative Offices 14 13 26 

irector's Office and Office of Records, 

Files, Statistics - — 10 10 10 13 

irculation Division 210 257 2.56 

ivision of Home Reading and Com- 
munity Services 276 260.6 251.9 249.5 

eference Division 132 193 168 

ivision of Reference and Research 

Services — 

ivision of Business Operations 119 127 138 
ivision of General Library Operations 

ivision of Information' 

ivision of Personnel' 



131 


143 


147.4 


143 2 


116 


109 


]07 


105.6 


8 


9 


12 


12 


6 


6 


4 


4 



Total 475 580 588 547 537.6 532.3 527.3 

> Prior to October 15, 1958, included under General Administrative Offices. 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1965 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES^ 
(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 

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

Executive Department 

Editor's Department 

Training Class 

Training Office 

Director's Office 

E.xhibits Office 

Information Office 

Personnel Office 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 

Total 14 13 26 

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



1929 


1939 


1949 


1959 


11 

1 

2 








13 


9 








6 








7 
4 





16 



City Document No. 15 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1965 

DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICESi 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 



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

1929 1939 1949 1959 1963 1964 

Circulaton Division, Executive Staff — 9 14 — — 

Division of Home Reading and Com- 
munity Services, Executive Staff — 13 14 10 

Audio- Visual Center^ — — — — 

Audio- Visual Department — 6 7.7 9 

Branch Department 25 — — — 

Central Office, Branch Libraries 21 — — — — 

Book Preparation Department* — — — 

Cataloging and Classification Depart- 
ment — — — — — 

Cataloging and Classification Depart- 
ment, Circulation Division — 8 — 

Cataloging and Classification Depart- 
ment, Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services — — 6 6 8 

Branch Issue Department — — 9 — — 

Book Selection Department, Circulation 

Divi-sion 2 3 — — — 

Book Selection Department, Division of 

Home Reading and Community 

Services — — — 5 5 5 

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^ 
AUston 

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

Fellowes Athenaeum" 
Hyde Park 
Jamaica Plain 
Jeffries Point' 
Kirstein" 
Lower Mills 



— 


— 


9 

6 


8 


8 


8 




9 


22 


22 


23 


22 


— 


7 


21 


17.1 


17 


17 






— 


— 


— 


8 


9 


7 


8 


4 


8 


7 


7 


5 


5 


4 


4 


5 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


4 


7 












7 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


8 


9 


8 


8 


6.5 


6.5 


6 


2 


4 


5 


— 





— 





7 


8 


8 


7 


7 


6 


7 


— 


— 


8 


7 


7 


8 


6 


6 


7 


7 


6 


5.1 


5.2 


5 


11 


10 


8 


6 


6 


6 


5 


— 






8 


8 


6.5 


7 


3 

7 
7 


7 
7 
7 


6 


6 


6 


5.7 


5 


7 


7 


7 


6.5 


6 


6 
3 


6 
6 
4 


8 
5 


o 


5 


5 


5 











3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4.5 


4 



Boston Public Library 



17 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1965 

DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES* 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 



ranch Libraries: 
Mattapan 
^Memorial 
Mount Bowdoin 
Mount Pleasant 
Neponset" 
North End 
Orient Heights 
Parker Hill 
Phillips Brooks" 
RosUndale 
Roxburv Crossing" 
South Boston'* 
South End 

Tyler Street Reading Room" 
Uphams Corner 
Washington Village 
West End^o 
West Roxbury 
Bookmobile Service^' 
Hospital Library Service^^ 



DEC. 31 


DEC. 31 


DEC. 31 


DEC. 31 


DEC. 31 


DEC. 31 


DEC. 31 


1929 


1939 


1949 


1959 


1963 


1964 


1965 


5 


10 


9 


8 


8 


8 


7 


9 


11 


8 


4 


3 


5 


5 


7 


6 


7 


6 


4 


4 


4 


3 


4 


4 


3 


3 


2 


2.6 


3 


3 


4 













8 


10 


9 


6 


6 


6 


6 


3 


4 


4 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


8 


7 


7 


6.5 


6 


6 




3 


3 














5 


7 


6 


7 


10 


10 


10 


4 















8 


7 


5 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 

4 

10 


6 


6 


5 


5 


4 


3 


10 


8 


7 


7 


8 


7 






7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


9 


9 


10 


6 




— - 




6 


8 


9 


8 


9 


7 


8 








16 


16 


14 


14 








2 


3.5 


2 


2 



Total 



210 



257 



276 



260.6 251.9 249.5 



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. 

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

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

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

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

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

' Branch Library opened August 29, 1951. 

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

' Name changed to Monsignor .4rthur Theodore Connolly Branch Library December 12, 1940 

10 Branch Library closed October 30, 1957. 
n Branch Library opened July 8, 1953. 

n Branch Library closed March 15, 1949. 
13 Branch Library closed June 29, 1956. 

11 Branch Library closed July 1, 1940. 

15 Branch Library closed December 31, 1956. 

16 Branch Library closed .\ugust 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. 
i» Closed as Branch Library July 1, 1938; reopened as Reading Room December 7, 1951; closed as Reading Room 
June 29, 1956. 

20 Branch Library closed April 15, 1960. 

21 BookmobUe Service began: I — February 20, 1950; II — February 20, 1952; III — May 28, 1956. 

22 Service began June 4, 1952; Service discontinued April 15, 1960; Service resumed March 5, 1962. 



DEC. 31 

1939 


DEC. 31 

1949 


DEC. 31 

1959 


DEC. 31 

1963 


DEC. 31 

1964 


DEC. 3] 

1965 


11 


6 














18 City Document No. 15 

distribution of regular service, 1929-1965 
division of reference and research services^ 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 

DEC. 31 

1929 

Reference Division, E.xecutive Staff 

Divi.sion of Reference and Research 

Services, Executive Staff — — — 4 4 4 4 

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 4 5 

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 24.3 29.5 23.2 

Reader Services: 

Information Department* 5 — - 

Open Shelf Department^ 9 — 

Registration* 8 10 — — — — 

Issue Department 36 46 — — 

Book Stack Service — — 46 28 34.5 31.4 30 

General Reference Services: 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals 25 

Genealogical Department — — 

Bates Hall Reference Desk 8 — — — — 

Bates Hall Center Desk 4 — 

Main Reading Room — — — — 

General Reference Department 12 6 11 11 9 

Maps Department — — — — 111 

Newspaper Department — — 

Periodical Department — — — — — — 

Periodical and Newspaper Department 10 9 8 9.5 9.5 9.5 

The Arts: 

Special Libraries Department 19 • 

Fine Arts, Rare Book, and Technology 

Departments — ■ 

Technology, Fine Arts, and Music 

Departments • - — 

Fine Arts Department [8] 10 10 8 6 7.7 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 



Boston Public Library 19 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1965 
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 1963 1964 1965 

he Humanities: 

History Department 5 5 4.8 3.8 5 

he Social Sciences: 
Social Science Department 
Statistical Department 
Government Documents Department — 
Teachers Department 
Education Department 
Kirstein Business Branch^ 

jience and Technology: 
Science and Technology Department 

idaica Section 

'int Department 

ire Book Department 

ter-Library Loan Office 

Total 

J 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. 
5 Senior BuUding Custodian assigned to Kirstein Business Branch is included. 



— 


— 




1 


1 


1 


1 


5 


4 


5 








— 


— 


— 






5 


6 


7 


7 




3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


5 




12 


16 


14 


13 


11 


9 




10 


9 


8 


8 
2 

2.9 


8.5 
2 
3 


8.5 
2 
4 




— 


4 


4 




8 


9 


7 


5 


5 


5 
3 


132 


183 


168 


131 


143 


147.4 


143.2 



20 



City Document No. 15 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1965 
DIVISION OF GENERAL LIBRARY OPERATIONS^ 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 



DEC. 31 

1929 

Division of General Library Operations, 

Executive Staff — 

Business Office — 

Duplicating Section 

Auditor's Department 5 

Auditing Department 

Accounting Department 

Ordering Department 13 

Book Purchasing Department 

Book Preparation Department* 

Stock Purchasing Department 

Supply Room — 

Stock and Supplies Section 

Shipping Department 

Shipping and Receiving Section — 
Receiving, Shipping, Stock, and Supplies 

Section 

Bindery Department 31 

Binding Department 

Printing Department* 

Engineers Department 
Buildings Department 
Cleaners 

Total 119 



DEC. 31 

1939 



DEC. 31 

1949 



DEC. 31 

1959 



DEC. 31 

1963 



DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1964 1965 



5 


6 


5 


4 
2 


3 
3 


4 
3 


5 


7 


6 


7 


10 


10 


17 


18 


13 


13 


13 


12 





9 


11 


12 


12 


12 


2 




— 







— 



34 



26 



21 



21 



20 



19 



6 


6 


5 











41 


















39 


45 


41 


40 


36 


34 


23 


16 


15 


14 


4 


3 


3. 



127 



138 



116 



109 



107 



105. 



I Changed from Division of Business Operations to Division of Library Operations October 15, 1958; changed 

Division of General Library Operations in 1964. 
I Transferred from Circulation Division February 13, 1946. 
» Transferred to City of Boston Administrative Services Department — Printing Section, March 14, 1956. 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1965 

DIVISION OF INFORMATION' 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 



DEC. 31 

1929 



DEC. 31 

1939 



DEC. 31 
1949 



Division Office 
Information Office 
Exhibits Office 

Total 



DEC. 31 

1959 



DEC. 31 

1963 



DEC. 31 

1964 



DEC. 

196i 



12 



12 



1 Established October 15, 1958. 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1965 

DIVISION OF PERSONNEL! 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 



DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1939 1949 



Personnel Office 



DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 

1959 1963 1964 196 

6 6 4 4 



Total 



6 



6 



I Established October 15, 1958. 



Boston Public Library 21 

DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONNEL BY CATEGORIES, 

DECEMBER 31, 1965 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 

Professional and Pre-Professional Library Services 

General Officers 19 

Bookmobile Librarian 1 

Branch Librarian 28 

Chief 20 

Curator 6 

Readers Advisor 3 

Adults Librarian 9 

Assistant Curator of Prints 1 

Audio-Visual Librarian 1 

Cataloguer and Classifier 6 

Children's Librarian 16 

Reference Librarian 10 

Young Adults Librarian 2 

Adults Assistant 5 

Book Selection Assistant 1 

Children's Assistant 1 

Reference Assistant 4 

Professional Library Assistant (oth year library science degree) . . 13.6 

Professional Library Assistant 25 

Pre-Professional Library Assistant 33 . 2 

Total 204.8 

Library Assistants Service 

General Officers 1 

Chief, Book Purchasing Department 1 

Chief, Book Stack Service 1 

Special Library Assistant V 3 

Special Library Assistant IV 4 

Special Library Assistant III 2 

Special Library Assistant II 5 

Special Library Assistant I 34 

Principal Library Assistant 42 

Senior Library Assistant 101.4 

Junior Library Assistant 32 . 5 

Junior Library Assistant (temporary) 4 

Total 230.9 

Grand Total 435.7* 

* This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent on Military Leave 
on December 31, 1965, and for whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



22 City Document No. 15 

distribution of personnel by categories, 
december 31, 1965 

(EXPRESSED IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS) 

Clerical and Mechanical Service 

Principal Accountant 1 

Senior Accountant 2 

Accountant 1 

Principal Account Clerk 3 

Senior Account Clerk 1 

Statistical Machine Operator 2 

Total 10 

Principal Clerk 1 

Senior Clerk 1 

Clerk 6 

Total 8 

Chief of Bindery 1 

Bindery Foreman 1 

Bindery Forwarder 6 

Bindery Finisher 2 

Apprentice Bookbinder 1 

Working Forelady of Bindery Sewers - 

Bindery Sewers 8 

Total 19 

Superintendent of Library Buildings 1 

Assistant Superintendent of Library Buildings - 

Senior Clerk and Stenographer . 1 

Clerk and Typist 1 

Supervisor of Custodians 1 

Senior Building Custodian 16 

Junior Building Custodian 15 

Cleaner 4.6 

Electrician 1 

Electrician's Helper 1 

Working Foreman Carpenter 1 

Carpenter 3 

Working Foreman Painter 1 

Painter 2 

Foreman of Library Heating, Ventilation, and Maintenance ... 1 

Third-Class Stationary Engineer 1 

Maintenance Mechanic (Machinery Repair) 1 

Elevator Operator 2 

Elevator Operator and Laborer 1 

Total 54.6 

Grand Total 91.6 



Professional and Pre-Professional Library Services 204 . 8 

Library Assistants Service 230 . 9 

Clerical and Mechanical Service 91.6 

Total 527.3 



Boston Public Library 



23 



PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE BIBLIOTHECAL SERVICE 

The Library Aide Service 
(Scale established on April 7, 1965) 

Library Aide (by the hour only) $1.25 per hour 



The Library Assistants Service 
(Scale established on April 7, 1965) 



Junior Library Assistant (b}^ the hour only) 



(Scale established on July 1, 1963)^ 



LA 
LA 
LA 

LA 
LA 
LA 
LA 
LA 
LA 



1 Junior Library Assistant 

2 Senior Library Assistant 

3 Principal Library Assistant 

4 Special Library Assistant I 

5 Special Library Assistant II 

6 Special Library Assistant III 

7 Special Library Assistant IV 

8 Special Library Assistant V 

9 Special Library Assistant VI 



LA 10 Chief 

LA 11 Deputy Assistant 

LA 12 Assistant to the Director 

LA 13 Assistant Director . 



$1.86 per hour 



$3400-$3S80 
3670- 4210 
3960- 4560 

$4280-$5000 
4630- 5470 
5000- 5960 
5400- 6540 
5850- 6810 
6350- 7490 

$6800-$8600 

8000-10000 

10000-12700 

12400-16000 



* The Trustees voted a general salary increase of $300 per year effective December 1, 1965 
to staff members receiving $6240 or less per year, excepting Binding Department employees. 



24 



City Document No. 15 



The Pre-Professional Library Service 

(Scale established on July 1, 1963)* 

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 . 

PP 6 Pre-Professional Library Assistant . 



$4350 
4650 
4950 
5250 
5550 
5850 



* The Trustees voted a general salary increase of $300 per year effective December 1, 1965 
to staff members receiving $6240 or less per year, excepting Binding Department employe S • 



The Professional Library Service 

(Scale established on July 1, 1963)* 

P 1 Professional Library Assistant .... 

P 1 Professional Library Assistant (5th year library 

science degree) $5850-16450 

P 2 Adults Assistant 6450- 6750 

P 2 Audio- Visual Assistant 6450- 6750 

P 2 Book Selection Assistant 6450- 6750 

P2 Cataloger 6450- 6750 

P 2 Children's Assistant 6450- 6750 

P 2 Classifier 6450- 6750 

P 2 Curatorial Assistant, Print Department . . 6450- 6750 

P 2 Hospital Library Assistant 6450- 6750 

P 2 Reference Assistant 6450- 6750 

P 2 Young Adults Assistant 6450- 6750 

P3 Administrative Library Assistant . . . $6400- $7600 

P 3 Adults Librarian 6400- 7600 

P 3 Assistant Curator of Prints 6400- 7600 

P 3 Audio- Visual Librarian 6400- 7600 

P 3 Book Selection Librarian 6400- 7600 

P 3 Cataloger and Classifier 6400- 7600 

P 3 Children's Librarian 6400- 7600 

P 3 Hospital Librarian 6400- 7600 

P 3 Reference Librarian 6400- 7600 

P 3 Young Adults Librarian 6400- 7600 

P4 Chief $6800-$8600 

P 4 Curator 6800- 8600 

P 4 Branch Librarian 6800- 8600 

P 4 Bookmobile Librarian 6800- 8600 

P 4 Readers Advisor 6800- 8600 

P 5 Coordinator $8000-$10100 

P 6 Assistant Chief Librarian $10000-$12700 

P 6 Keeper 10000- 12700 

P 6 Supervisor 10000- 12700 

P 7 Chief Librarian $12400- $16000 

P 7 Assistant Director 12400- 16000 

* The Trustees voted a general salary increase of $300 per year effective December 1, 1965 
to staff members receiving $6240 or less per year, excepting Binding Department employees. 



Boston Public Library 25 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 

FOR THE CLERICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICE 

(Scale established on July 1, 1964)* 

The Clerical Service: 

Principal Accountant $6800-88600 

Senior Accountant $5850-$6810 

Clerk $3670-$4210 

Clerk and Typist 3670- 4210 

Statistical Alachine Operator 3960- 4560 

Senior Clerk 4280- 5000 

Senior Clerk and Stenographer 4280- 5000 

Principal Account Clerk 4630- 5470 

Principal Clerk 5850- 6810 

The Mechanical Service: 

Superintendent of Library Buildings $10000-812700 

Assistant Superintendent of Library Buildings . . . $8000-$10100 

Carpenter, Working Foreman $5400-$6540 

Carpenter . 5000- 5960 

Electrician, Head $5400- $6540 

Electrician 5000- 5960 

Electrician's Helper 4630- 5470 

Painter, Working Foreman $5400- $6540 

Painter 5000- 5960 

Foreman, Library Heating, \'entilation and Maintenance . $5400-$6540 

Engineer, Third-Class Stationary 5000- 5960 

Maintenance Mechanic (Machinery Repair) .... 5000- 5960 

Supervisor of Custodians $5400-$6540 

Senior Building Custodian $4700-$5600 

Junior Building Custodian 4280- 5000 

Elevator Operator $4280- $5000 

Elevator Operator and Laborer 3960- 4560 

Cleaner (35-hour week) $3670- $4210 

Cleaner (30-hour week) . . 3400- 3880 

* The Trustees voted a general salary increase of $300 per year effective December 1, 1965 
to staff members receiving S6240 or less per year, excepting Binding Department employees. 

(Scale established on July 1, 1964) 

The Mechanical Service — Binding: 
Chief of Bindery 



Bindery Foreman 
Bindery Finisher . 
Bindery Forwarder 
Apprentice Bookbinder 



$6800- $8600 
129.69 
125.63 
125.63 

62.81- 125.63 



(Scale established on November 6, 1963) 



Bindery Sewer, Working Forelady $82.40 

Bindery Sewer 74.90 



26 



City Document No. 15 



ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1965 



EXAMINATION 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 



INDI^aOUALS 
WHO FAILED 



Library Assistants Service 621 (68%) 298 (32%) 919 (100%) 

RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1965 



Joseph J. Mercer 



Anna G. Gallivan 



Catherine Macauley Carlson 
John A. Lynch 
Raymond E. Lundborn 
Winifred F. Root 
Leonard J. Kanter 
Daniel W. Sheeran 
Rose T. Fitch 
Mary E. Dornan 
William F. O'Hara 
Florence E. McManus 



After 2 years of service 
(Plus 21 years of service 
in other City of Boston 
Departments) 
After 5 years of service 
(Plus 15 years of part- 
time service) 
After 23 years of service 
After 31 years of service 
After 35 years of service 
After 38 years of service 
After 39 years of service 
After 41 years of service 
After 42 years of service 
After 45 years of service 
After 46 years of service 
After 51 years of service 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1965 



(Department Heads and Above) 



Philip J. McNiff 
Philip J. McNiff 

Milton E. Lord 

Milton E. Lord 

Bradford M. Hill 

Kevin T. FitzPatrick 
Alice E. Hackett 

Alice E. Hackett 

M. Jane Manthorne 
Russell A. Scully 
Russell A. Scully 

Geraldine T. Beck 
V. Lloyd Jameson 
William R. Lewis 
Macy J. Margolis 
Mary E. Obear 

Alvis H. Price 
Laura H. Reyes 
Bridie P. Stotz 
Martin F. Waters 
Milton E. Lord 

CHANGES IN 

Rose Moorachian 
Mary C. Robbins 



Director, and Librarian 

Acting Chief Librarian for Reference and 
Research Services 

Acting Chief Librarian for Reference and 
Research Services 

Special Assistant for Library and Regional 
Development 

Consultant to the Director (for the Care 
of the Collections) 

Supervisor of General Library Operations 

Coordinator of Cataloging and Classifica- 
tion 

Acting Chief of Cataloging and Classifica- 
tion for Home Reading Services 

Coordinator of Young Adult Services 

Coordinator of Book Selection 

Acting Chief of Book Selection for Refer- 
ence and Research Services 

Branch Librarian 

Officer-in-Charge 

Officer-in-Charge 

Curator of History 

Acting Chief of Book Selection for Home 
Reading Services 

Branch Librarian 

Branch Librarian 

Branch Librarian 

Acting Inter-Library Loan Officer 

Director, and Librarian, Emeritus 

TITLE AT DEPARTMENT HEAD LEVEL 

Readers Advisor for Young Adults 
Library Operations Officer 



Boston Public Library 



27 



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

TOTAL NUMBER OF VOLUMES IN THE LIBRARY AS OF 
DECEMBER 31, 1965 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library 1,483,330 

Kirstein Business Branch 43,254 

1,526,584 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Open Shelf Department 67,620 

Central Book Stock: 

Branch Issue Section 66,729 

School Issue Section^ 23,726 

Branch Libraries: 

Adams Street 23,863 

Allston 23,331 

Brighton 22,068 

Charlestown 19,022 

Codman Square 23,067 

Connolly 18,182 

Dorchester 18,830 

East Boston 18,717 

Egleston Square 24,452 

Faneuil 18,418 

Hyde Park 29,998 

Jamaica Plain 21,721 

Lower Mills 17,860 

Mattapan 24,941 

Memorial 18,165 

Mt. Bowdoin 19,115 

Mt. Pleasant 12,785 

North End 19,551 

Orient Heights 12,509 

Parker Hill 19,180 

Roslindale 36,359 

South Boston 24,507 

South End 18,233 

Uphams Corner 20,578 

Washington Village 18,918 

West End2 11,516 

West Roxbury 27,533 

Bookmobile Service 53,380 

Hospital Library Service .... 5,253 

Total for Branch Libraries . . . 622,052 622,052 

Total for Division 780,127 780,127 

Total for Entire Library . . 2,306,711 

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

2 Brancb Library closed April 15, 1960: book stock kept pending reopening. 



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 

1853-54 .... 16,221 

1854-55 .... 22,617 

1855-56 .... 28,080 

1856-57 .... 34,896 

1857-58 .... 70,851 

1858-59 .... 78,043 

1859-60 .... 85,031 

1860-61 .... 97,386 

1861-62 .... 105,034 

1862-63 .... 110,563 

1863-64 .... 116,934 

1864-65 .... 123,016 

1865-66 .... 130,678 

1866-67 .... 136,080 

1867-68 .... 144,092 

1868-69 .... 152,796 

1869-70 .... 160,573 

1870-71 .... 179,250 

1871-72 .... 192,958 

1872-73 .... 209,456 

1873-74 .... 260,550 

1874-75 .... 276,918 

1875-76 .... 297,873 

1876-77 .... 321,010 

1877-78 .... 345,734 

1878-79 .... 360,963 

1879-80 .... 377,225 

1880-81 .... 390,982 

1881-82 .... 404,221 

1882-83 .... 422,116 

1883-84 .... 438,594 

1884-85 .... 453,947 

1885 .... 460,993 

1886 .... 479,421 

1887 .... 492,956 

1888 .... 505,872 

1889 .... 520,508 

1890 .... 536,027 

1891 .... 556,283 

1892 .... 576,237 

1893 .... 597,152 

1894 .... 610,375 

1895 .... 628,297 
1896-97 .... 663,763 
1897-98 .... 698,888 
1898-99 .... 716,050 
1899-1900 . . . 746,383 
1900-01 .... 781,377 
1901-02 .... 812,264 
1902-03 .... 835,904 
1903-04 .... 848,884 
1904-05 .... 871,050 
1905-06 .... 878,933 
1906-07 .... 903,349 
1907-08 .... 922,348 
1908-09 .... 941,024 



1909-10 








961,522 


1910-11 








987,268 


1911-12 








1,006,717 


1912-13 








1,049,011 


1913-14 








1,067,103 


1914-15 








1,098,702 


1915-16 








1,121,747 


1916-17 








1,139,682 


1917-18 








1,157,326 


1918-19 








1,173,695 


1919-20 








1,197,498 


1920-21 








1,224,510 


1921-22 








1,258,211 


1922-23 








1,284,094 


1923-24 








1,308,041 


1924-25 








1,333,264 


1925 








1,363,515 


1926 








1,388,439 


1927 








1,418,489 


1928 








1,442,802 


1929 








1,475,743 


1930 








1,526,951 


1931 








1,572,802 


1932 








1,631,422 


1933 








1,654,017 


1934 








1,673,609 


1935 








1,682,848 


1936 








1,693,335 


1937 








1,700,681 


1938 








1,693,688 


1939 








1,704,729 


1940 








1,714,923 


1941 








1,720,605 


1942 








1,734,516 


1943 








1,732,395 


1944 








*1,719,9S3 


1945 








1,733,000 


1946 








1,757,095 


1947 








1,770,414 


1948 








1,811,806 


1949 








1,832,173 


1950 








1,870,428 


1951 








1,924,640 


1952 








1,960,922 


1953 








2,011,358 


1954 








2,056,722 


1955 








2,085,660 


1956 








2,105,452 


1957 








2,117,282 


1958 








2,145,849 


1959 








2,170,907 


1960 








2,162,176 


1961 








2,182,355 


1962 








2,213,312 


1963 








2,240,242 


1964 








2,278,121 


1965 








2,306,711 



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



Boston Public Library 29 



ACCESSIONS, 1965 

The following statistics include materials received in 1965; they do not include 
materials received in earlier years, but processed only in 1965: 

Classification of Books, 1965 

source no. of volumes 

By purchase 115,306 

By gift or exchange 6,667 

By binding of newspapers 31 

B}' binding of serials 6,028 



128,032 



Classification of Books Acquired by Purchase, 1965 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

From city appropriation 14,160 

From trust funds income 9,113 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From city appropriation 91,275 

From trust funds income 758 



23,273 



92,033 
115,306 

Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books and Other 
Library Materials, 1965 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

From city appropriation $106,814.39 

From trust funds income 73,864.25 

$180,678.64 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From city appropriation $265,057 . 99 

From trust funds income 2,165.88 

267,223.87 

$447,902.51 

Increase or Decrease in Book Stock op the Division of Home Reading 
and Community Services 











TOTAL NUMBER 








NET INCREASE 


OF VOLUMES 




NUMBER OP 


NUMBER OP 


OR DECREASE 


DIVISION OF HOME 




VOLUMES 


VOLUMES 


IN NUMBER 


READING AND COM- 


TEAB 


DISCARDED 


ADDED 


OF VOLUMES 


MUNITY SERVICES 


1961 


73,258 


92,294 


+ 19,036 


747,778 


1962 


61,496 


70,281 


+8,785 


756,563 


1963 


57,449 


63,987 


+6,538 


763,101 


1964 


78,179 


94,132 


+ 15,953 


779,054 


1965 


87,592 


88,665 


+ 1,073 


780,127 



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

ON HAND NET GAIN ON HAND 

jan. 1, 1965 or loss jan. 1,1966 
Films 

Audio-Visual Department .... 1,496 +65 1,561 
Filmstrips 

Audio-Visual Department .... 69 -}-22 91 
Lantern Slides 

Fine Arts Department 14,411 — 14,411 

Print Department 473 — 473 

Total 14,884 — 14,884 

Microfilms 

Music Department 28 +58 86 

Rare Book Department 2,199 +86 2,285 

Science and Technology Department — 

Patent Room 13,030 +820 13,850 

Total 15,257 +964 16,221 

Pictures 

Fine Arts Department . . . . . 384,529 +10,556 395,085 

Rare Book Department 2,300 — 2,300 

Total 386,829 +10,556 397,385 

Post Cards 

Fine Arts Department 133,805 — 133,805 

Prints and Drawings (Original) 

Print Department 29,758 +518 30,276 

Projected Books 

Hospital Library Service .... 178 — 178 

Recordings 
Circulating 

Audio-Visual Department .... 6,081 +606 6,687 

Branch Libraries: 

Adams Street 371 +90 461 

Brighton 180 +78 258 

Charlestown 210 -116 94 

Connolly 162 -4 158 

Dorchester 182 +42 224 

East Boston 222 +1 223 

Egleston Square 655 +64 719 

Hyde Park 224 -2 222 

Jamaica Plain 306 -22 284 

Mattapan 465 +125 590 

Memorial 172 — 172 

North End 213 +97 310 

Parker Hill 108 — 108 

Roslindale 600 +73 673 

South Boston 341 +23 364 

Uphams Corner 182 -1 181 

Washington Village .... 151 —4 147 

West Roxbury 226 - 19 207 

Total 11,051 +1,031 12,082 

Non-Circulating 

Music Department 4,985 +36 5,021 



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A SELECTION OF NOTABLE PURCHASES, 1965 

Americana 

Altamirano, Diego. Por Don Juan de Benavides Bagan 
. . . [Madrid? ca. 1650?] On the recent capture 
of the Spanish treasure fleet off Cuba. 

Collet, Claude, Precis servant de reponse . . . Port-au- 
Prince, Haiti, 1767. 

Colon, Fernando. Historie. Venice, 1728. 

Exquemelin, A. 0. Piratas de la America. Madrid, 1793. 

Fox, George. Instructions for right spelling. Boston, 1743. 

Geschichte und Handlung der europaischen Pflanzstadte. 
Stuttgart, 1760. 

Saintard, Pierre. Essai sur les colonies. Paris, 1754. 

Santo Domingo. Proclamation de m. le Gouverneur-general. 
Port-au-Prince, 1790. 

Society des Amis de la Republique. Adresse. Martinique 
[1793] U. S. Continental Congress, 1774. The As- 
sociation agreed upon. Boston [1774] 

Washington, George. General Washington's Letter, declar- 
ing his acceptance of the command of the armies of 
the United States. Philadelphia, 1798. 

Early Printed Books 

Aesop. Vida y fabulas. Antwerp, Plantin, 1607. 
Catholic Church. Diurnale monasticon. Venice, 1515. 

. Liturgiae. Paris, 1560. 

. Portiforium. Paris, 1556-57. 

LaFontaine, Jean de. Fables choisies. Amsterdam, 1693. 
Weidner, Paul. Loca praecipua. Vienna [1559] 

Early Science and Technology 

Barlow, Edward. Meteorological essays. London, 1715. 
Belon, Pierre. De arboribus coniferis. Paris, 1553. 
Benjamin, Asher. The American builder's companion. 
Boston, 1827. 

. The architect. Boston, 1848. 

. The practice of architecture. Boston, 1833. 

Boate, Gerard. Irelands naturall history. London, 1652. 
Estienne, Charles. L'agricoltura. Venice, 1581. 



32 City Document No. 15 

Grew, Nehemiah. Musaeum Regalis Societatis. London, 

1681. 
LeFevre, Jacques. Introductioriim astronomicum theorias. 

Paris, 1517. 
Marulli, Vincenzo. L'arte di ordinare i giardini. Naples, 

1804. 
Scriptores rei rusticae. Libri de re rustica. Venice, 1533. 
Seguier, J, F. Bibliotheca botanica. Leiden, 1740 [i.e., 1760] 
Ulugh Beg ibn Shahruth. Tabulae long. ac. lat. Oxford, 1665. 
Ventenat, E. P. Jardin de la Malmaison. Paris, 1803-04. 



Manuscripts 

Adams, John Quincy. Ms.L.S. to Col. John Trumbull; 
Washington, 18 Feb. 1822. 

-^— . A.l.S. to J.P. Blanchard; Washington, 31 Dec. 1836. 

Agassiz, Louis. A.N.S. to James T. Fields; Cambridge, 
17 Oct. 1863. 

Arthur, Chester Alan. Ms.L.S. to Brig. Gen. M. R. Patrick; 
New York, 18 Dec. 1861. 

Boston. Assembly. Subscription lists and correspondence 
of S. Hooper Hooper; Boston, 1845-1929. 

Boston. York Fire Club. Record book; Boston, 1760-1802. 

Bowditch, Nathaniel. A.L.S. to Parker Cleaveland; Salem, 
13 Jan. 1818. 

Haiti. Collection of 165 letters and documents relating to 
Toussaint Louverture and his generals during the 
liberation of the colony from the French, 1791-1804. 

Howitt, William. A.L.S. to John Greenleaf Whittier; High- 
gate Rise, England, 17 June 1856. 

New Hampshire Committee of Safety. Warrant for arrest of 
certain counterfeiters; Exeter, 15 Apr. 1777. 

Stanley, Major Thomas. 7 A.LL.S. regarding service in 
British Army during the American Revolution; Bos- 
ton, etc., 1775-1777. From the collections of Sir 
Thomas Phillipps. 



Books for the Print Department 

Combe, William. Tours of Dr. Syntax, with eighty colored 
plates by Thomas Rowlandson. Three volumes. 
London, Ackerman, 1823. 



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Englebach, Lewis. Naples and the Campagna Felice, with 

eighteen colored plates, nine by Thomas Rowlandson. 

London, Ackerman, 1815. 
Whitefield, Edwin. Eastern Mass. Sketchbook containing 

original sketches of early houses and notes by Edward 

Whitefield. 

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS 

Artist not known. 

One engraving. 
Belleroche, A. 

One lithograph. 
Bodner, Karl. 

One lithograph. 
Boilly, Louis. 

One lithograph. 
Boldrinus, Nicholas. 

One woodcut. 
Boston, Massachusetts. 

A collection of seventy-one original prints by various 
artists in different media. 
Bracquemond, Felix. 

One etching. 
Chasseriau, Theodore. 

One lithograph. 
Cochin, C. N. and Le Seur, Vincent. 

One copper engraving and woodcut. 
Crespy Le Prince, Charles Edouard. 

One lithograph. 
Daubign}^, Charles Frangois. 

One etching (third state). 
Daumier, Honore. 

One lithograph. 
Defeure, Georges. 

One lithograph. 
Descamps, Gabriel-Alexandre. 

Two lithographs. 
Denis, Maurice. 

One lithograph. 
Diaz, de la Pena, Narcisse. 

One etching. 
Earlom, R. 

One messotint. 



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Field, Saul. 

A collection of twenty-two etchings in color. 
Fransicli, Thomas. 

One pencil drawing. 
Gavarni, Sulpice-Guillaume Chevalier. 

One lithograph. 
Gerard, Le Baron. 

One lithograph. 
G^ricault, Theodore. 

One lithograph. 
Hartrick, A. S. 

One lithograph. 
Huet, i*aul. 

One lithograph. 
Jackson, John Baptist. 

One wood engraving (first state). 

One wood engraving (second state). 

One wood engraving (final state). 
Keene, Charles 

Six etchings; one pen and ink drawing. 
Lami, Eugene. 

One lithograph. 
Lockwood, George. 

One stone relief print. 
Luce, Maximilien. 

One lithograph in color. 
Marlet, Jean Henri. 

One lithograph. 
Maurin, Antoine. 

One lithograph. 
Meryon, Charles. 

One etching. 

Micossi, Mario. 

One etching; two etchings (color). 

Monnier, Henri. 

Three lithographs. 
Nanteuil, Celestin. 

One lithograph. 
Pendleton Company. 

One lithograph. 
Petitjean, Hippolyte. 

One lithograph. 



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Porter, Zachariah B. 

One lithograph. 
Prud'hon, Pierre Paul. 

One lithograph. 
Rantz, Sylvia M. 

Two serigraphs. 
Rops, Felicien. 

One lithograph. 
Shannon, Charles H. 

A collection of one hundred and thirty-nine litho- 
graphs; thirteen woodcuts and one drawing. 
Short, Frank. 

One messotint. 
Swan, Barbara. 

Four lithographs. 
VGff (signed). 

One ink and wash drawing. 
Vernet, Horace, 

One lithograph. 
Whistler, James M. 

One lithotint. 



A SELECTION OF NOTABLE GIFTS, 1965 

Books and Other Material 

Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair. 

Two examples of fine hand-tooled bindings executed by 
Mrs. Hamilton. 
Jones, Howard Mumford. 

Boston May 17, 1872. A letter from Thomas Waterman 
to Samuel A. Drake. 
Latham, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Connery. 

Memoirs of Theophilus Parsons. By his son. The copy, 
presented, 1866, to Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, by a 
group of Boston citizens, with special bookplate. 
Loring, Mrs. Madison R. 

A collection of thirty-eight pictures of Boston. 
Rockefeller, Mrs. John D. 

Thirty-two Sonatas for the Pianoforte. By Ludwig van 
Beethoven. Edited by Artur Schnabel. 



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Schriftgiesser, Robert J. 

A file of bound copies of the German newspaper, GER- 
MANIA. 

Manuscripts 

Anonymous. 

A collection of fifty-four letters or documents of eminent 
American and European figures. For inclusion in the 
Virginia and Richard Ehrlich Autograph Collection. 

PklNTS 

Albee, Mrs. Grace. 
Albee, Grace. 

One wood engraving in color. 
Alden, John. 

Taylor, Prentiss. 
One lithograph. 
Boston Printmakers. 
Citron, Minna. 

One etching and aquatint in color. 
Camberg, Abraham. 
Daumier, Honore. 
Two lithographs. 
Chamberlain, Samuel. 

Chamberlain, Samuel. 
One drypoint. 
Childs, Charles. 

A collection of sixty-eight prints by various artists in 

different media. 
Plowman, George Taylor. 
One etching. 
Comstock, Francis Adams. 
Austin, Robert. 

One pencil drawing. 
Bulkley, C. F. 

One watercolor. 
Comstock, Francis. 

Seventeen lithographs; three pencil drawings. 
Griggs, Frederick L. 

Three pencil drawings; two pen and ink drawings. 
Palmer, Samuel. 
One etching. 



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Eire Society of Boston. 

Hills, Gordon McDonald. 
Twenty-five watercolors. 

Grassby, Percy. 

Fifty-five prints by various artists in different media. 
Haskell, Ernest, Jr. 

Haskell, Ernest. 
One etching. 

Hornby, jNIrs. Lester. 
Hornby, Lester. 

One etching; four lithographs; one pencil drawing. 
James, David. 

Bracquemond, Felix. 

One etching. 
LaLanne, Maxime. 

Sheet containing three pencil sketches; two pen and 
ink drawings. 
Lock wood, George. 

A collection of thirty-one prints by various artists in 
different media. 
Madsen-Conant, Patricia. 
Madsen-Conant . 
One color woodcut. 

Mason, Charles E. 
Eddy, Robert H. 

One engraved map. 
Forbes Lithograph Company. 

One lithograph. 
George H. Walker & Co. 

One lithograph. 

Mongan, Agnes. 

O'Brien, Harriet. 

One pencil and wash drawing. 

Nason, Thomas W. 
Nason, Thomas. 

A collection of thirty-four bookplates, engravings on 
wood and copper. 

Treseder, Mrs. Frank C. 
Rice, William S. 

Two drypoints; two block prints (black and white); 
two block prints (color). 



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Wengenroth, Stow. 

Wengenroth, Stow. 
Six lithographs. 
Wiggin, Albert H. and Jessie D. Foundation. 
Burnett, Calvin. 
One lithograph. 

Other Gifts to the Print Department 

Bond, Mrs. Frances. 

A collection of notebooks and personal papers relating 
to the American artist Edwin Whitefield. 
Childs, Charles. 

Sketches of Boston, Sketchbook containing original 
drawings of historic houses in Boston and vicinity by 
Edwin Whitefield. 



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VI 



USE OF BOOKS, FILMS, AND RECORDINGS 



BOOKS 



sntral Library 

irsteiu Business Branch 



Comparative Circulation Statistics, 1961-1965 

1961 1962 1963 

479,605 493,229 494,130 



7,057 



8,341 



9,554 



1964 
477,242 
9,090 



1965 

492,880 

8,744 



eposit Circulation 












(Estimated) 


2,475 


6,346 


3,736 


4,602 


6,654 


ranch Libraries, Bookmobile 












and Hospital Library Services: 












Adams Street 


126,492 


142,264 


149,534 


147,735 


142,235 


Allston 


63,748 


64,239 


62,183 


61,715 


57,261 


Brighton 


77,440 


83,516 


84,081 


85,458 


81,462 


Charlestown 


68,972 


68,822 


72,861 


71,441 


58,088 


Codman Square 


138,494 


146,031 


155,238 


150,708 


142,902 


Connolly 


82,494 


85,595 


88,630 


85,255 


81,372 


Dorchester 


64,895 


71,416 


71,831 


75,087 


68,992 


East Boston 


54,890 


57,189 


62,404 


69,325 


67,035 


Egleston Square 


105,905 


107,020 


103,594 


91,790 


80,534 


Faneuil 


55,525 


57,197 


57,517 


58,741 


54,531 


Hyde Park 


106,747 


111,453 


112,503 


118,128 


118,740 


Jamaica Plain 


81,963 


85,728 


81,271 


82,674 


84,492 


Lower Mills 


63,530 


73,658 


69,312 


69,574 


67,322 


Mattapan 


123,193 


132,023 


130,234 


127,848 


119,727 


Memorial 


42,384 


42,383 


40,203 


48,833 


42,234 


Mt. Bowdoin 


58,164 


61,636 


62,097 


60,326 


56,134 


Mt. Pleasant 


41,752 


41,968 


42,640 


43,234 


37,941 


North End 


36,152 


39,532 


38,793 


36,465 


48,353 


Orient Heights 


43,175 


43,485 


43,021 


40,445 


35,999 


Parker Hill 


51,455 


58,526 


58,756 


57,334 


52,751 


Roslindale 


169,016 


227,539 


221,428 


200,919 


190,495 


South Boston 


134,376 


138,591 


133,785 


130,794 


124,680 


South End 


38,239 


37,846 


36,571 


41,892 


42,808 


Uphams Corner 


96,252 


115,038 


103,963 


100,841 


88,578 


Washington Village 


78,270 


79,912 


79,647 


75,967 


73,166 


West Roxbury 


149,000 


142,750 


146,496 


159,787 


168,402 


Bookmobile Service 


401,431 


430,873 


447,268 


410,650 


380,059 


Hospital Library Service' 




20,955 
2,767,185 


31,458 
2,787,319 


31,262 

2,734,228 


29,646 


Tctal for Branch Libraries 


2,553,954 


2,595,939 


)tal for Entire System 


3,043,091 


3,275,101 


3,294,739 


3,225,162 


3,104,217 



1 Service discontinued April 15, 1960; service resumed March 5, 1962. 

Note: Central charging began September 17, 1953; breakdown by divisions no longer possible. 



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Distribution of Total Circulation in 1965 



Central Library 
Kirstein Business Branch 

Central Book Stock: 
Branch Issue Section 

Branch Libraries, Bookmobile 

and Hospital Library Services: 



HOME USE 


FHOM DEPOSITS TO 
INSTITUTIONS 1 


TOTAL 


492,880 
8,744 




492,880 
8,744 



Adams Street 


142,235 


AUston 


57,261 


Brighton 


81,462 


Charlestown 


58,088 


Codman Square 


142,902 


Connolly 


81,372 


Dorchester 


68,992 


East Boston 


67,035 


Egleston Square 


80,534 


Faneuil 


54,531 


Hyde Park 


118,740 


Jamaica Plain 


84,492 


Lower Mills 


67,322 


Mattapan 


119,727 


Memorial 


42,234 


Mt. Bowdoin 


56,134 


Mt. Pleasant 


37,941 


North End 


48^53 


Orient Heights 


35,999 


Parker Hill 


52,751 


Roslindale 


190,495 


South Boston 


124,680 


South End 


42,808 


Uphams Corner 


88,578 


Washington Village 


73,166 


West Roxbury 


168,402 


Bookmobile Service 


380,059 


Hospital Library Service 


29,646 


Total, Branch Libraries 


2,595,939 


Total, Entire Library 


3,097,563 



4,432 



425 



1,797 



2,222 
6,654 



4,432 



142,660 
57,261 
81,462 
58,088 

142,902 
81,372 
68,992 
67,035 
80,534 
54,531 

118,740 
84,492 
67,322 

119,727 
42,234 
56,134 
37,941 
50,150 
35,999 
52,751 

190,495 

124,680 
42,808 
88,578 
73,166 

168,402 

380,059 
29,646 

2,598,161 
3,104,217 



1 Estimated. 



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Inter-Library Loans, 1965 

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

Volumes lent to pubUc libraries in Massachusetts 
Volumes lent to public libraries outside Massachusetts, and to 
college, university, and business libraries .... 



4,308 
1,041 
5,349 



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

issued through Branch Libraries) .... 492,880 

Kirstein Business Branch 8,744 

Branch Libraries 2,595,939 



3,097,563 



Total Circulation 

Books Lent for Home Use: 

Central Library 492,880 

Kirstein Business Branch 8,744 

Branch Libraries 2,595,939 

Deposits of Books (estimated) 6,654 



3,104,217 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 

1961 - 1965 



1961 
1962 
1963 
1964 
1965 





PERCBNTAQB OF 


NCMBEK OF 


INCREASE OB 


VOH7ME3 


DECREASE OVER 


UNRECOVERABLE 


PRECEDING TEAB 


3,223 


-16% 


4,121 


+28% 


5,074 


+23% 


7,532 


+48% 


9,099 


+21% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 

1961 - 1965 



TOTAL NUMBER TOTAL NUMBER 





OF VOLUMES 


OF VOLUMES 


TEAR 


UNRECOVERABLE 


BORROWED 


1961 . 


. 3,223 


2,554,230 


1962 . 


. 4,121 


2,768,129 


1963 . 


. 5,074 


2,788,954 


1964 . 


. 7,532 


2,736,742 


1965 . 


. 9,099 


2,598,161 



PERCENT OF 

VOLUMES BORROWEO 

WHICH WERE 

UNRECOVERABLE 

0.126% 
0.149% 
0.182% 
0.275% 
0.350% 



Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1961 - 1965 





NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OR 




BOOKS LENT 


DECREASE FROM 


TEAR 


TO BORROWERS 


PRECEDING TEAR 


1961 . 


. 3,043,091 


-182,709 


1962 . 


. 3,275,101 


+232,010 


1963 . 


. 3,294,739 


+ 19,638 


1964 . 


. 3,225,162 


-69,577 


1965 . 


. 3,104,217 


- 120,945 



PERCENTAGE OF 

INCREASE OR 
DECREASE FROM 
PRECEDING TEAR 

-6% 

+8% 

-0.6% 

-2.1% 

-3.9% 



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Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1961-1965 



TOTAL 

TBAB NUMBER 

1961 6,706 

1962 5,320 

1963 7,898 

1964 5,490 

1965 8,235 



PERCENTAOB OF 

INCREASE OR 
DECREASE OVER 
PRECEDING TEAB 



+31% 
-21% 
+48% 
+30% 
+50% 



FILMS AND FILMSTRIPS 
Film Showings 

In Boston Public Library System .... 
Outside Boston Public Library System 

Total 



948 
9,472 

10,420 



Film Audiences 

Adult 177,232 

Juvenile 331,625 

Total 508,857 



Film Circulation 



1965. 
1964. 
1963. 
1962. 



11,502 
10,704 
10,311 

9,835 



Filmstrip Showings 

In Boston Public Library System . 
Outside Boston Public Library System . 

Total 

Filmstrip Audiences 

Adult 

Juvenile 

Total 



10 
32 

42 



157 
1,513 

1,670 



Filmstrip Circulation 
1965 31 



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Circulation of Recordings 

Audio-Visual Department . . 44,117 

Branch Libraries: 

Adams Street 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

Connolly . 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Egleston Scjuare 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Mattapan 

Memorial . 

North End 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West Roxbury 

Total 59,246 



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VII 
THE CATALOGS 

Volumes Cataloged 
Division of Reference and Research Services: 
Cataloged 

Central Library 18,030 

Kirstein Business Branch .... 2,021 

Recataloged 

Central Library 1,110 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services : 
Cataloged 

Open Shelf Department .... 8,284 

Central Book Stock: 

Branch Issue Section .... 4,887 

Branch Libraries 72,726 

Miscellaneous 11 



21,161 



85,908 



1,842 



Microfilm Reels Cataloged 
Division of Reference and Research Services . . 545 

Films Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services 59 

Recordings Cataloged 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Division of Reference and Research Services . 

Card Work 
Division of Reference and Research Services : 

Library of Congress cards processed . , 78,632 

Cards processed on duplicating machine . . 24,789 

Cards typed 2,133 

Cards processed by L and R . . . . 10,140 

Cards processed by General Microfilm Company 88,054 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services: 

Cards processed on duplicating machine . . 296,761 
Cards processed by General Microfilm Company 153,456 

Cards typed 43,177 

— 493,394 

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

Division of Reference and Research Services : 

Central Library (including continuations) . 29,514 

Kirstein Business Branch 2,021 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years 

and now found 281 

31,816 



203,748 



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Division of Home Reading and Community Services: 

Open Shelf Department 

Central Book Stock: \ . . . . 87 341 

Branch Issue Section 
Branch Libraries 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years 

and now found 1,324 

88,665 

Total 120,481 

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

Division of Reference and Research Services: 

Central Library 3,290 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,009 

4,299 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services : 

Open Shelf Deoartment ) 

Central Book Stock: f . . . . 87,592 

Branch Issue Section j 
Branch Libraries ) 87,592 

Total 91,891 



VIII 
BINDING 

Number of volumes bound in various styles . . . 18,459 

Volumes repaired 1,300 

Volumes guarded 1,500 

Photographs, plates, and maps mounted .... 2,000 

Library publications folded, collated, wire-stitched, 

covered, trimmed 56,000 

Portfolios, record album carriers, blocks, boxes made . 6,580 

Blank forms cut, drilled, and packaged .... 3,546,235 

Covers for periodicals, record albums, etc., made . . 8,987 

Cutting, bundling, and drilling stock .... 752 hours 

Miscellaneous work done 1,035 hours 



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IX 



PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITS IN THE 



CENTRAL LIBRARY 
PROGRAMS 



General Lectures 



Jan. 16 Bay State Historical 
League. 

Feb. 7 Negro History Week Pro- 
gram. 



Apr. 11 Opera Preview Program. 
Cosponsored by Boston 
Opera Association. 

May 1 National Library Week 
Program. 



Nov. 7 Polish Millennium Program. 
Cosponsored by the Mas- 
sachusetts Federation of 
Pohsh Women's Clubs, Inc. 



Dec. 5 Jewish Book Month Pro- 
gram. 



Local History Workshop. 

The Mid-Century American Revo- 
lution. Speaker: Dr. Howard 
Thurman, IJniversity Minister-at- 
Large, Boston University. Music 
by the Ernest Simms Chamber 
Ensemble. 

The Last Savage. Commentary 
by William Miranda, Opera Critic. 

Fifty Outstanding Children's 
Books of the Past Year. Review- 
ers: Mrs. Dorothy Bavicchi, 
Children's Librarian, West Rox- 
bury Branch Library; Mrs. Mary 
M. Bowker, Children's Librarian, 
Washington Village Branch Li- 
brary; Diane Farrell, Children's 
Librarian, Codman Square Branch 
Library; Mrs. Beryl Robinson, 
Readers Advisor for Children. 

Poland's Millennium. Speakers: 
Right Reverend Stanislaus T. 
Sypek, Professor of Sociology, 
Emmanuel College; Dr. M. K. 
Dziewanowski, Professor of His- 
tory, Boston College. Dance 
interlude by Polskie Orleta of 
Boston. 

Three American Jewish Literary 
Generations. Speaker: Milton 
Hindus, Professor of English, 
Brandeis University. Jewish 
Music. Speaker: Herbert Fromm, 
Music Du'ector and Organist, 
Temple Israel, Boston. Demon- 
strated with tapes. 



Boston Public Library 
Irish Life and Literature Series 

Speaker: Honorable Gearoid F. O'Clerigh, 
Consul General of Ireland. 

March 18 
March 25 
April 1 

DISCUSSION GROUPS 

Decisions — 1965 



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Feb. 


8 


Red China. 


Feb. 


15 


Germany. 


Mar. 


1 


Trade, Food, and Dollars. 


Mar. 


8 


South Africa. 


Mar. 


15 


Eastern Europe. 


Mar. 


22 


United Nations at Twenty, 


Mar. 


29 


Vietnam, 


Apr. 


5 


The Population Boom. 

Never Too 


Feb. 


8 


Red China. 


Feb. 


15 


Germany. 


]Mar. 


1 


Trade, Food, and Dollars. 


Mar. 


8 


South Africa. 


Mar. 


15 


Eastern Europe. 


Mar. 


22 


United Nations at Twenty. 


Apr. 


5 


The Population Boom. 



Discussion Leader : William Warde, 
General Reference Department, 
Boston Public Library. 



Discussion Leader: Mrs. Lana M. 
Reed, Adult Services Office, Bos- 
ton Public Library. 



Nov. 15 



BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 

Organizational Meeting. Discussion Leader: Mrs. Helen 

Goldenberg, Home Reading Of- 
fice, Boston Public Library. 



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Nov. 22 Books Re\'iewed : 
Dr. Melon of Haiti 
Let's Rejoin the Human Race 
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Parlia- 
ment 

Nov. 29 Books Reviewed : 

/ Resign You, Stallion 
Not a Cloud In the Sky 
The Paston Letters 
Life of Samuel Johnson 

Dec. 6 Books Reviewed : 
Is Paris Burning! 
Stage Struck 
Up the Down Staircase 

Jan. 7 Fifteenth Anniversary Pro- 
gram. Impressions of India. 
A Film Program. Jacqueline 
Kennedy's Asian Journey. 

Jan. 14 Cape Cod: Its People and 
Places. Illustrated with col- 
or slides. 

Jan. 21 Shakespeare — Soul of an Age. 
A Film Program. 

Jan. 28 The Isles of Shoals. Illus- 
trated with color slides. 

Feb. 4 Vietnam. 



Commentary by guest panelists 
from India. 



Edison P. Lohr, Park Historian, 
Cape Cod National Seashore. 



Mrs. Otis Nash, Executive Secre- 
tary, Star Island Corporation. 

Mark Mancall, Instructor in His- 
tory, Harvard University, and 
Traveler in Vietnam. 



Feb. 18 Early America. A Film Pro- 
gram. George Washington, 
Flower Arrangements of Colo- 
nial Williamsburg. 

Feb. 25 Original Writings and Favor- 
ite Readings. 

Mar. 4 The Vatican. A Film Program. 

Mar. 11 Remember Radio? 



Mar. 18 Tales of the Sea. Illustrated 
with color slides. 



Program presented by Members 
of the Group. 



T. F. Conley, Assistant General 
Manager in Charge of Radio, 
WGBH. Memorable recordings 
from the early days of radio. 

Edward Rowe Snow, Author, Ad- 
venturer, and Lecturer. 



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Mar. 25 A Healthy Attitude Toward Samuel Bachrach, M.D., Presi- 
Aging. dent, Age Center of Worcester 

Area, Inc. 

Apr. 1 Charles Bulfinch's New Bos- Sinclair H. Hitchings, Keeper of 
ton. Illustrated with prints. Prints, Boston Public Library. 

Apr. 8 Spring in the Land of the Mrs. Sylvia Tryon, Author, Trav- 
Hawthorn. Illustrated with eler, and Lecturer, 
color slides. 

Apr. 15 People of Latin America. A 
Film Program in Observance 
of the 75th Anniversary of the 
Pan American System. Man 
of America, A Portrait of 
Mexico. 

Apr. 22 Enjoying Ireland. Illustrated William F. and Constance D. 
with color slides. Kehoe, Authors, Travelers, and 

Lecturers. 

Apr. 29 National Library Week Pro- 
gram. The Wonderful World 
of Books. A Film Program. 
Marcel Proust, A Publisher Is 
Known By the Company He 
Keeps. 

May 6 Sixteenth Annual Hobby Members of the Group. 
Demonstration 

]\Iay 13 Yugosla\'ia. Illustrated with Dr. Helen W. Cole, Author, Trav- 
color slides. eler, and Lecturer. 

May 20 Reading Aloud. Bill Cavness, Radio Personality 

and Production Manager, WGBH- 
FM. 

May 27 Mark Twain's America. A 
Film Program. 

Sept. 23 Neighbors to the South. A 
Film Program. Brazil, Que 
Puerto Rico, Ecuador. 

Sept. 30 What Medicare Can Do For Luke Manning, Field Representa- 
You. tive. Social Security Administra- 

tion. 

Oct. 7 Another Visit With The Charles Thompson, Canterbury 
Friendly Shakers. Illustrated Shakers, Canterbury, N. H. 
with color slides. 



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Oct. 14 Behind the Scenes, How Isabel Patterson, Consumer Con- 

Your Government Protects sultant, U. S. Food and Drug 

You From Health Frauds. Administration. 
Illustrated with color slides. 



Oct. 21 The New St. Stephen's, Jewel 
of the Freedom Trail. Illus- 
trated with photographs. 



Rev. Francis P. Sullivan, Pastor, 
St. Stephen's Church, North End. 



Oct. 28 International Cooperation 
Year Program. Hands around 
the World. Illustrated with 
a film. 



Mrs. Elizabeth Boardman, Vice 
President of the United Nations 
Association of Greater Boston, in 
charge of Coordination for Inter- 
national Cooperation Year. 



Nov. 4 Man to the Moon. Illus- 
trated with a film on the 
Gemini Program and color 
slides on the Apollo Program. 



Arthur Metzger, Representative, 
National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration. 



Nov. 18 The Enjoyment of Life. Il- 
lustrated with readings of her 
poetry and her paintings of 
Boston. 



Ella Munsterberg, Lecturer, Poet, 
and Painter. 



Dec. 2 Behold the Beauties of Swit- 
zerland ! Illustrated with films. 



Martin Forrest, Manager, World 
Travel and Adventurer Series. 



Dec. 9 The F.B.I, in Today's World. 



James L. Handley, Special Agent 
in Charge, Boston District, Fed- 
eral Bureau of Investigation. 



Dec. 16 Sounds of Christmas. 



The Elson Club, students from 
New England Conservatory of 
Music, in a concert of Christmas 
songs. Followed by Group singing. 



Dec. 23 Scenes of Christmas. A Film 
Program. Christmas in Swe- 
den, Silent Night, Holy Night: 
The Story of the Christmas 
Carol, Christmas Customs Near 
and Far. 



Dec. 30 Fireside Reading. 



Edna G. Peck, 
and Lecturer. 



Book Reviewer 



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January 2-31 



February 1-28 



IMarch 1-31 



April 1-30 



May 1-31 



June 1-15 



June 16- July 31 



Exhibits in the Central Library 
Main Lobby 

Books Collide ^\■ith Tomorrow. What science 
fiction is — fantasy, satire, or prediction — 
presented in a variety of forms. Books in En- 
glish and in foreign languages, magazines, and 
news stories supplemented by photographs of 
some authors, many of whom are noted scien- 
tists. 

Puppets for the Theatre. Colorful and original 
figures created by Mrs. Ruth Brand for the 
education and entertainment of her audiences. 
Li cooperation with Mrs. Eleanor Boylen. 

The Boston Document. Photographs by Mrs. 
Irene Shwachman, Newton Centre, Massachu- 
setts, documenting the unique, the traditional, 
the slums, and urban life in the twentieth cen- 
tury in Boston. 

Pan American Union — 75th Anniversary. 
Latin-American manuscripts, letters, and books. 
Some from the Rare Book Department; some 
from the collection of Maury A, Bromsen, 
Boston, Massachusetts. 

Wooden Ships and Iron Men. Wash drawings 
of clipper ships, and water color seascapes by 
Thomas Shelburne Baker, Manchester, Mas- 
sachusetts. 

"Art: U. S. A. " — Contemporary Paintings 
Shown at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts 
during June. Reproductions, in color, of selec- 
tions from one of the most comprehensive cross- 
sections of contemporary American paintings 
ever assembled in one collection, the originals of 
\\hich were on public view at the Museum of 
Fine Ai'ts from June 5 through 27. 

Drawings by Frank M. Rines, a Memorial 
Exhibition. Pencil drawings by a former in- 
structor at Massachusetts College of Art, known 
for his technique. Lent through the courtesy 
of his son, Norman Rines. 



August 1 -September 14 



New England in Color. Dye transfer photo- 
graphs by Jack Breed, noted photographer, 
mountain climber, and adventurer, Cambridge, 
Massachusetts. 



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September 15-30 



October 1-31 



November 1-30 



December 1-31 



Combined Jewish Philanthropies — 75th An- 
niversary. Pictorial history of the organization 
during the years of its existence. 

Boston in the Streetcar Period — 1898-1965. 
Books, maps, timetables, photographs, and 
models. In cooperation with the Seashore 
Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, Maine. 

Polish Millennium — 966-1966. Books, docu- 
ments, and artifacts. In cooperation with the 
Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women's 
Clubs, Inc. 

Christmas — The Feast of the Nativity. 
Creches made in various European countries 
and now the property of the Boston Public 
Library; with simulated stained glass back- 
gromids made by George W. Scully, staff artist. 
Illuminated manuscripts from the Rare Book 
Department. 



January 2-31 
February 1-28 
March 1-31 
April 1-30 

May 1-31 
June 1-15 

June 16- July 31 



First Floor — North Corridor 

Books Collide with Tomorrow. Continuation of 
the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Puppets for the Theatre. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

The Boston Document. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

National Library Week, April 25-May 1. The 
themes of the exhibit: "Kjiow what you're 
talking about — READ"; "Open Your Future 
— READ. " 

Wooden Ships and Iron Men. Continuation of 
the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

"Art: U.S.A." — Reproductions of Contempo- 
rary Paintings Shown at the Boston Museum of 
Fine Ai'ts during June. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Drawings by Frank M. Rines, a Memorial 
Exhibition. Continuation of the exhibit in the 
Main Lobby. 



August 1-September 14 



New England in Color. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 



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September 15-30 
October 1-31 
November 1-30 
December 1-31 

Januar}- 2-31 
February 1-28 
March 1-31 
April 1-30 
May 1-31 
June 1-15 

June 16- July 31 



New England in Color. Continued in North 
and South Corridors only. 

Boston in the Streetcar Period — 1890-1965. 
Continuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Polish Millennium — 966-1966. Continuation 
of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

The Christmas Story. A series of colored block 
prints depicting the birth of Christ, made by 
Allan Rohan Crite. 

First Floor — South Corridor 

Books Collide with Tomorrow. Continuation of 
the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Puppets for the Theatre. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

The Boston Document. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

National Library Week, April 25-May 1. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibit in the North Corridor. 

Wooden Ships and Lon Men. Continuation of 
the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

"Art: U.S.A." — Reproductions of Contem- 
porary Paintings Shown at the Boston Museum 
of Fine Arts during June. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Drawings by Frank M. Rines, a Memorial 
Exhibition. Continuation of the exhibit in the 
Main Lobby. 



August 1 -September 14 
September 15-30 
October 1-31 
November 1-30 



New England in Color. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the ]\Iain Lobby. 

New England in Color. Continued in North 
and South Corridors only. 

Boston in the Streetcar Period— 1890-1965. 
Continuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Pohsh Millennium— 966-1966. Continuation 
of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 



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December 1-31 The Christmas Story. A series of colored 

block prints depicting the birth of Christ, 
made by Allan Rohan Crite. Continuation of 
the exhibit in the North Corridor. 

Open Shelf Department — Lower Level 

January 2-31 Franklin Square House. A sixty-two-year-old 

residence for young working women, part of the 
life of the City. 

February 1-28 Prize Winning Posters — and Others. Posters 

designed and painted by the students in the art 
schools in Boston, in observance of Printing and 
Publishing Week, January 17-23. Books from 
the Open Shelf Department. 

March 1-31 Arts and Crafts from the Cambridge Center for 

Adult Education. Examples of work by pro- 
fessional and non-professional adult students 
attending the jewelry, brush painting, silk 
screen, pottery, bookbinding, enameling, and 
graphics classes at this private, non-profit 
center. Books from the Open Shelf Depart- 
ment. 

April 1-30 "Twelve Birds", illustrations by Jack Coughlin 

of a book of poems by Herbert A. Kenney of the 
Boston Globe. Book and original drawings. 

May 1-31 Fifty Books of the Year. Noted for their 

excellence in design, binding, and typography. 
Through the courtesy of the American Institute 
of Graphic Arts, New York, and The Book 
Builders, Boston. 

June 1-30 MAX, by Lord Da\dd Cecil, Goldsmiths' 

Professor of English Literature, Oxford. Re- 
productions from a new biography of Sir Max 
Beerbohm, brilliant English essayist and cari- 
caturist. Published by the Boston firm, Hough- 
ton Mifflin Company, 1965. Including re- 
productions of several people he knew, such as 
Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, James M. Whist- 
ler, H. G. Wells, Henry James, Aubrey Beards- 
ley, and G. K. Chesterton. 



July 1 -August 31 
September 1-30 



The Ways of Travel. Books and pictures from 
the Library's collections. 

1965, Year of Change and Challenge. Books on 
world subjects headlining newspapers of the day. 



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October 1-31 



November 1-30 



December 1-31 



Historical Battlefields. Accounts of military 
combats which have changed the course of 
history. 

New England in Books for Boys and Girls. 
Books for children on many aspects of New 
England life. 

The Birds' Christmas. Mounted specimens set 
in their natural surroundings and Christmas 
books. 



January 2-31 

February 1-28 
March 1-31 



April 1-30 



May 1-31 



June 1-30 



July 1 -August 31 



Puvis DE Chavannes Gallery 

Geo-Art. The historj^ of the map as an art 
form. In cooperation with Jeffry Kowal, West 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

Dante AHghieri Society. Book display of new 
acquisitions of the Society. 

ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation Through 
Training). Pictures and artifacts made in the 
650 vocational installations of ORT, the educa- 
tion and training agency of the Jewish people 
on five continents. Books from the Judaica 
Section, 

National Secretaries Week, April 18-24. The 
purpose of Secretaries Week is to bring at- 
tention to the role of the secretary in business, 
industry, education, and government. 

J. Harry Lynch Memorial Cardinal Newman 
Collection. Seventy manuscripts by Cardinal 
John Henry Newman (1801-99), first editions 
of many of his works, and some fifty photo- 
graphs of the Cardinal and the Oratory in 
Birmingham, England, where he spent most of 
his life. Through the courtesy of Newman 
Preparatory School of Boston. 

The First Baptist Church of Boston— 300th 
Anniversary. A salute to this congregation 
which was organized in 1665, including books 
and pictures from the Church's and the Li- 
brarj^'s collections. 

BOSTON— CRADLE OF LIBERTY. Water- 
color illustrations by Fritz Busse, plus an intro- 
duction by Edward Weeks, Editor of the 
Atlantic Monthly, for a book recently published 
by Arts Incorporated, New York, N. Y. 



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September 1-30 

October 1-31 



November 1-30 



December 1-7 
December 8-31 



January 2-31 
February 1-28 
March 1-31 
April 1-30 

May 1-31 

June 1-30 

July 1 -August 31 



City Document No. 15 

Baltic American Society. Books and pictures 
printed in this country by the political refugees 
from Latvia, Esthonia, and Lithuania. 

International Cooperation Year. Books, pic- 
tures, and pamphlets relating to United Nations 
activities throughout the world. Id coopera- 
tion with the United Nations Association, 
Boston. 

The English Teacher and the Disadvantaged 
Child. In cooperation with the National 
Council of Teachers of English. Books and 
materials shown through the courtesy of the 
publishers. Books, also, from the Education 
Department. 

Jewish Experience in American History. Books 
and photographs from the Judaica Collection. 

"Glory to God in the Highest". A host of 
angels attending the birth of Jesus. Designs 
by the staff of the Exhibits Office. 



Main Staircase — Mezzanine Level 

Geo-Art. Continuation of the exhibit in the 
Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

Dante Alighieri Society. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

ORT. Continuation of the exhibit in the Puvis 
de Chavannes Gallery. 

National Secretaries Week, April 18-24. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibit in the Puvis de Cha- 
vannes Gallery. 

J. Harry Lynch Memorial Cardinal Newman 
Collection. Continuation of the exhibit in the 
Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

The First Baptist Church of Boston — 300th 
Anniversary. Continuation of the exhibit in the 
Puvis de Chavannes Gallery. 

BOSTON — CRADLE OF LIBERTY. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibit in the Puvis de Cha- 
vannes Gallery. 



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September 1-30 
October 1-31 

November 1-30 

December 1-31 



January 2-18 

January IQ-February 28 

March 1-31 

A.pril 1-IVIay 31 
Tune 1-July 31 



A.ugust 1-31 



September 1-30 



Baltic American Society. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Pu\'is de Chavannes Gallery. 

International Cooperation Year. Continuation 
of the exhibit in the Pu\'is de Chavannes 
Gallery. 

The English Teacher and the Disadvantaged 
Child. Continuation of the exhibit in the 
Pu\'is de Chavannes Gallery. 

The Christmas Story. LA MADONE DE LA 
BLANCHE EPINE ET AUTRES CONTES. 
Copies of the illustrations designed by Josette 
Poland. A child's book from the Children's 
Section, Open Shelf Department. 

Sargent Gallery 

Prize-Winning Posters. Made by students in 
the arts schools in Boston in preparation for 
Printing and Publishing Week, January 17-23. 

New England Book Show. Sponsored by the 
Book Builders of Boston and placed on display 
to coincide with Printing and Publishing Week, 
January 17-23. 

Round Towers of Ireland. Watercolors of the 
ancient towers in Ireland, painted by Gordon 
McDonald Hills. A gift from the Eire Society 
of Boston, Massachusetts. 

''Lincoln Revisited". Prints, photographs, and 
books of the martyred President, from the 
Library's Collections. 

William Butler Yeats Centennial. Works by 
and about the Irish poet and dramatist (1865- 
1939) who was prominent in the Celtic Revival, 
and was a^^■arded the Nobel Prize in Literature 
in 1923. Included was the famous Augustus 
John print of young Yeats. 

Reproductions of Bulgarian Paintings. Repro- 
ductions in color of paintings in the National 
Art Gallery of Sofia, Bulgaria. 

Textbooks of the Ages. Books from the Rare 
Book Department. 



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October 1-31 



November 1-30 
December 1-31 



January 1 -March 31 
April 1-June 30 
July 1 -September 30 
October 1-December 31 



Handel and Haydn Society Sesquicentennial. 
Organized with the aid and support of famous 
musically inclined Bostonians, the Society's 
library and files contain many rare books and 
scores, autographs, and photographs gathered 
during its long continuous span of existence. 
These treasures — among them seldom dis- 
played first American editions of George Fred- 
erick Handel's Messiah and The Creation by 
Franz Joseph Haydn — were shown. 

New England Writers. Books and manu- 
scripts from the Rare Book Department. 

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

Treasure Room 

Two Thousand Years of Cartography. Maps, 
atlases, and charts from the Library's collec- 
tions. 

The Age of Dante. Books, manuscripts, and 
prints, in commemoration of the 700th an- 
niversary of the poet's birth. 

The Poet in Action. Literary manuscripts and 
notable editions of England and American 
poetry. 

Ptecent Notable Acquisitions. Rare books and 
manuscripts purchased or received as gifts 
during the year. 



January 2-8 



January 9-February 8 



Albert H. Wiggin Gallery 

Nason's New England. For more than forty 
years Nason has been an interpreter of the New 
England scene. His favorite country is the 
back country of lonely farms where a hard 
struggle for existence is mirrored in weather 
beaten farm houses and sagging barns. 

Etchings by Anders Zorn. A representative 
group of prints by the noted Swedish etcher. 
Among the notable people he portrayed, this 
exhibition included etchings of Anatole France, 
Antonin Proust, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, King 
Oscar II, and H.R.H. Princess Ingeborg of 
Sweden. 



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February 9-April 22 



Boston's Back Bay. A selection of prints, 
photographs and maps accompanied by exten- 
sive written commentary describing the diverse 
elements in the Back Bay which add up to a 
remarkably cosmopolitan area. 



April 23- July 14 



Arthur W. Heintzelman Memorial Exhibition. 
Arthur Heintzelman's lifelong contribution to 
the arts, most of all through his genius as a 
printmaker, his bent for teaching and his 
achievements as the Library's first Keeper of 
Prints, were commemorated in this exhibition. 



July 15-September 1 



Birds, Beasts and Fishes. A selection of prints 
by contemporary American and European 
artists revealing a variety of artistic and tech- 
nical approaches in handling the subject matter 
at hand. 



September 2-October 4 



Gavarni. Lithographs by a somewhat neglected 
contemporary of Daumier. Using a quick and 
sure technique and in command of an elegant 
stj'le, the artist captured the feeling of the 
social hfe of his period, rendering its manners, 
customs and costumes with brilliance and wit. 



October 5-November 8 



Caricatures by Bert Thomas. Thomas came 
into his own in England before the First World 
War and for the next forty years held the ad- 
miration of a large audience with his drawings 
for Punch, London Opinion and other publica- 
tions. 



November 9-December 9 



Recent Acquisitions. A selection of prints from 
various schools and periods of art. Different 
aspects of the Print Department's present 
acquisition program as seen in works by John 
Baptist Jackson, Achille Deveria, Charles Keene, 
Ernest Haskell, Leonard Baskin, Antonio Fras- 
coni and Mario Micossi. 



December 10-31 



Charles H. Shannon. Lithographs by one of 
England's leading artists of the late nineteenth, 
early twentieth centuries. Style and technique 
are fused in a series of poetic compositions which 
reflect the influence of Whistler's lithographs 
and also suggest the artist's fondness for Italian 
Renaissance painting. 



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FILM PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 

Our Brave New World 

Jan. 6 Big City — 1980. 

Jan. 13 Living Machine. 

Jan. 20 Meet Comrade Student. 

r Jan. 27 Assembly Line; Indian Summer. 

Far Countries 

Feb. 3 Africans All; Africa Awakens: Moderri Nigeria; Berber Country. 

Feb. 10 Many Faces of Spain; The Day Manolete Was Killed. 

Feb. 17 Our Man in Hong Kong. 

Feb. 24 The Kremlin. 

Focus ON Religion 
Mar. 3 Four Religions. 

Mar. 10 Little Sisters; Story of Christian Science. 
Mar. 24 Ruth. 
Mar. 31 The Vatican. 

Folk Dancing 
Apr. 7 To Hear Your Banjo Play; Earth Sings; Rhythm of Africa. 

Modern Dance 
Apr. 14 Ruth St. Dennis and Ted Shawn; Night Journey. 

Ballet 

Apr. 21 Steps of the Ballet; Ballet Girl. 

National Library Week Program 
Apr. 28 The Lively Art of Picture Books. 

Journey Into Spring and Summer 

May 3 Journey Into Spring; Nature's Half Acre. 

May 12 Secrets of the Plant World; Flower Arrangements of Williamsburg; 

The Tender Game. 
May 19 Panta Rhei; The Hunter and the Forest; The Shepherd; Quetico. 
May 26 Away from It All; Laurentian Summer; Trans-Canada Journey. 

The City — Heaven and Hell 

Oct. 6 The City — Heaven and Hell; The City — Cars and People. 

Oct. 13 The City As Man's Home; The Heart of the City. 

Oct. 20 The City and Its Region; The City and Its Future. 

Oct. 27 City in a Shadow; The Living City. 



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Literature from Near and Far 

Nov. 3 Forgotten Village. 

Nov. 10 Mr. Pickwick's Dilemma; Shakespeare's Theatre; The Poet's Eye — 

A Tribute to Shakespeare. 
Nov. 17 Anyuta; An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge; Silent Snow Secret 

Snow. 
Nov. 24 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Louisa May Alcott; John Greenleaf 

Whittier. 

A Time for Wonder 

Dec. 1 White Mane; Golden Fish. 

Dec. 8 Cornet at Night; Giuseppina; Hailstones and Halibut Bones. 

Dec. 15 Eugene Atget; Red Balloon; Le Merle. 

Dec. 22 A Christmas Carol; A Child's Christmas in Wales; Christmas 

Cracker. 
Dec. 29 A Visit to Picasso; Colder' s Circus; Que Puerto Rico! 

Children's Film Programs 

Jan. 4 Four Friends; Paul Bunyan; Lumber Camp Tales; Woody Wood-- 

chuck's Adventure; Flipper the Seal. 
Jan. 18 Tale of the Groundhog's Shadow; Adventure of a Baby Fox; Arctic 

Borderland in Winter. 
Feb. 1 This Is New York; Toccata for Toy Trains; Little Red Lighthouse; 
Great Gray Bridge. 
15 Time of Wonder; Children of Holland; Teddy Bears at Play. 

1 The Swappin' Man; Rumple stilt skin; Sing a Song of Friendship. 
15 The Party; The Little Rooster Who Made the Sun Rise; Riding the 
Big Surf. 

29 Robin; Litterbug; Scruffy. 

12 All and His Baby Camel; Rocket Car; Circus Boy. 

26 The Golden Fish; Zoo Animals of Our Story Books. 
10 Sandy Steps Out; Secrets of the Plant World; Cinderella. 
24 King Midas; Swiss Peasant Artist; Life Hangs by a Thread. 

4 Jacky Visits the Zoo; This Is New York; Lentil. 
18 Three Songs by Susan Reed; Many Moons; Cornet at Night. 
1 A Scrap of Paper and a Piece of String; Three Songs by ' Susan 
Reed; Sleeping Beauty; Rapunzel; The Story of a Book. 
15 Party; Snowy Day; Madeline's Rescue; The Pilgrims' Travels; 

Swappi7i' Man. 
29 Snowy Day; Cinderella; Scruffy; Children of the Plains Indians; 
Emperor's Oblong Pancake. 

13 Christmas Cracker; Christmas Rhapsody; The Steadfast Tin Soldier; 
The Littlest Angel. 

27 Zoo Animals of Storybook; Carrot Nose; Harold and the Purple 
Canyon; ^^G" for George; Three Wishes. 



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RECORDINGS PROGRAMS 
IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 

Note: Regularly scheduled programs were held January through March 
and October through December. From April through September 
programs were informal. 

Jan. 4 Zino Francescatti. The soloist is assisted in Mendelssohn's Violin 
Concerto by George Syell and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, 
in Bruch's Violin Concerto no. 1 by Thomas Schippers conducting 
the New York Philharmonic, and in Brahms' Violin Concerto by 
Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. 

Jan. 5 David Oistrakh. English and Russian orchestras are heard with 
the great Russian violinist in performances of Bruch's Scottish 
Fantasy and Hindemith, Tchaikovsky, and Mendelssohn violin 
concertos. 

Jan. 7 Unaccompanied, Collo. Pierre Fournier plays the Bach Suited 
for Unaccompanied Violoncello, numbers 1, 2, 5, and 6. 

Jan. 8 Musical Comedy. Kitty Carlisle, Alfred Drake, and Paula 
Lawrence sing selections from Jerome Kern's Roberta. Yul 
Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence are heard in the original cast 
album of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. 

Jan. 11 A Romanticist from Hungary. Two of Franz Liszt's best-known 
pieces for orchestra. A Faust Symphony is performed by the 
Budapest String Orchestra and Chorus under Janos Ferencsik. 
Ferenc Friesay conducts the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in 
Liszt's Les Preludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3. 

Jan. 12 A Romanticist from Hungary (concluded). Janos Ferencsik di- 
rects soloists and the Choir and Orchestra of the Budapest Corona- 
tion Cathedral in Liszt's Hungarian Coronation Mass. American 
pianist Byron Janis performs the Liszt First and Second Piano 
Concertos with the Moscow Philharmonic and Moscow Radio 
Symphony Orchestra. 

Jan. 14 Fleisher Plays Brahms. Pianist Leon Fleisher is heard in the 
Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel, op. 24-, and 
Waltzes, op. 39; he joins with the Juiliiard String Quartet to per- 
form the Piano Quintet in F Minor. 

Jan. 15 Gershwin and the Strausses. Excerpts from Gershwin's Porgy 
and Bess are sung by Leontyne Price, William Warfield, and 
McHenry Boatwright. Arthur Fiedler directs the Boston Pops 
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Jan. 18 Contemporary Strings and Woodwinds. Rudolph Barshai directs 
the Moscow and Bath Festival Chamber Orchestras in Michael 
Tippett's Concert for Double String Orchestra {1939) and Prokofiev's 
Vision Fugitives, op. 22. The New York Woodwind Quintet per- 
forms compositions by Elliott Carter, Gunther SchuUer, and 
Irving Fine for that medium. 

Jan. 19 Marion Anderson. Following a program of Spirituals with piano 
accompaniment, contralto Anderson performs Brahms' Alto 
Rhapsody with the Robert Shaw Chorale of Men's Voices and the 
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra directed by Fritz Reiner. The 
program concludes with Mahler's Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the 
Death of Infants), in which she is joined by the San Francisco 
Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Monteux. 

Jan. 21 Boston Pops. Arthur Fiedler conducts the Boston Pops Orchestra 
in ^^ Jalousie" and Other Favorites in the Latin Flavor and in themes 
from Broadway, Hollywood, and television entitled Our Man in 
Boston. 

Jan. 22 Boston Folk. Folksingers Wound Harvard Square are Joan Baez, 
Bill Wood, and Ted Alevizos. Jackie Washington accompanies 
himself on the guitar with Fritz Richmond on washtub bass. 

Jan. 25 The Wcll-Tcmpcrcd Harpsichordist. Wanda Landowska plays 
the harpsichord Pleyel in Book 1, numbers 1-16, of Bach's The 
Well-Tempered Clavier. 

Jan. 26 The Well-Tempered Harpsichordist (continued). Madame Lan- 
dowska continues her complete recording with Book 1, numbers 
17-24, and Book 2, numbers 1-8. 

Jan. 28 The Well-Tempered Harpsichordist (concluded). Book 2, numbers 
9-24, completes her performance of The Well-Tempered Clavier. 

Jan. 29 Chanteuse Extraordinaire. France's "Little Sparrow," Edith 
Piaf, is joined by the M. Mercier Chorus and orchestra directed 
by liobert Chauvigny in Piaf Tonight. Piaf at the Olympia is her 
last appearance at that famous Parisian music hall on the Boule- 
vard des Capucines in the fall of 1962. 

Feb. 1 International Ballet. French composer Adolphe Adam's ballet, 
Giselle, is performed by the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent 
Garden, under the direction of Yuri Payer, principal conductor of 
the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet. 

Feb. 2 Brahms, the Symphonist. Johannes Brahms' Symphonies num- 
bers 1 and 2 are heard with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 
under conductors Herbert von Karajan and Pierre Monteux. 
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^Feb. 4 Brahms, the Symphonist (concluded). Brahms' Third and Fourth 
. Symphonies receive interpretations by the Chicago Symphony 
' Orchestra conducted by Fritz Reiner and the Boston Symphony 
and Charles Munch. 

Feb. 5 Huddie Ledbetter. The renowned folk singer displays his full bag 
of tricks for Leadhelly's Last Sessions. 

^ Feb. 8 Pianist-Composers. Leonard Pennario is heard in Chopin Scherzi, 
numbers 1 through 4- Ernesto Lecuona plays Lecuona. 

-Feb. 9 Concerti for Voice and Orchestra. Mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig 
with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Otto Klemperer are heard 
in Brahms' Alto Rhapsody and the Liehestod from " Tristan und 
Isolde" and Wesendonk Lieder of Richard Wagner. Soloists 
Mildred Miller and Ernst Hafliger perform Mahler's Das Lied 
von der Erde with the New York Philharmonic under Bruno 
Walter. 

Feb. 11 Modern Masters. Herbert von Karajan directs the Berlin Phil- 
harmonic in performances of Bartok's Music for Strings, Percus- 
sion and Celesta and Hindemith's Symphony — ^'Mathis der 
Mater". Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra give 
the first recorded performance of Shostakovich's Symphony 
number 4- 

Feb. 12 The Versatile Guitar. Works of Villa-Lobos, Torroba, Falla, and 
Albeniz are heard as Julian Bream plays Popular Classics for 
Spanish Guitar. Joan Baez presents a wide range of selections, 
classical and folk, while accompanying herself on the guitar. 

Feb. 15 Virtuoso Violin. FnYs Kreisler in Immortal Performances with 
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Geraldine Farrar, John McCcrmack, Efrem 
Zimbalist, and others. 

Feb. 16 The Art of Francis Poulenc. In addition to a performance of the 
Concert Champetre for the harpsichord and orchestra, the composer 
himself is heard as one of the soloists in his Concerto in D minor 
for two pianos and orchestra and accompanies baritone Pierre Bernac 
who sings Melodies, based on texts by Apollinaire and Eluard. 

-Feb. 18 Renaissance to Baroque. Masters of the Flemish, Italian, and 
English schools are heard in French Renaissance Vocal Music 
directed by Nadia Boulanger and in performances by the River- 
side Chamber Singers. 

-Feb. 19 Jazz Greats. Lady Day: Billie Holiday and The Essential Gerry 
Mulligan. 

Feb. 23 Schubert Chamber Music. The Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet 
performs Franz Schubert's String Quartets, numbers 1 through 5. 



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Feb. 25 Schubert Piano Works. The op. 90 and op. 142 hnpromptus and 
the Sonata in D major, op. 53 are played by pianists Paul Badura- 
Skoda and Sviatoslav Richter. 

Feb. 26 Schubert Lieder. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is accompanied by 
Gerald JNIoore in the famous song cycle, Die Schone Mulleriri (Fair 
Maid of the Mill). 

Mar. 1 Bohemia. Dvorak's Slavonic Dances are performed by the London 
Symphony Orchestra under Jean Martinon. The Czech Phil- 
harmonic plays Vitezslav Novak's Slavonic Suite, and his sym- 
phonic poem, In the Tatras. 

Mar. 2 Sacred Choral IVIusic. Soloists and Berlin groups are heard in 
Bruckner's "Great Mass" ^ number 3 in F nmior. A limited 
edition recording displays Vienna's talents with Beethoven's 
Christ 011 the Mount of Olives. 

Mar. 4 Russian Romantics. Emil Gilels appears with the Chicago 
Symphony under Fritz Reiner in a performance of Tchaikovsky's 
First Piano Concerto. Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra are likewise joined by Byron Janis for Rachmaninoff's 
Piano Concerto number 3. 

Mar. 5 The Jazz Scene. Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry are Back in 
the Bean's Bag, and the Modern Jazz Quartet plays The Sheriff. 

Mar. 8 Haydn. Symphojiies 12, 23, 29, and 30 and Six trios for flute and 
strings, op. 38. 

Mar. 9 An Organ Tom* of Germany and Holland. E. Power Biggs relives 
the Golden Age of the Organ as he plays the works of Bach, Walther, 
and Pepping on instruments for which the compositions were 
originally conceived. 

Mar. 11 Orchestral Portraits. The Birds and a Botticelli Triptych by 
Ottorino Respighi are performed by the Vienna State Opera 
Orchestra under Franz Litschauer. Herbert von Karajan and the 
Vienna Philharmonic paint a tonal picture of Nietzche with 
Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra. 

Mar. 12 Popular Folksingers. Carolyn Hester extols and bemoans This 
Life Pm Living, preceding An Evening with Belafonte. 

Mar. 15 The Versatile Soprano. Anna Moffo is heard in numerous operatic 
Arias and joins tenor Sergio Franchi in operetta excerpts in The 
Dream Duel. 

Mar. 16 Developing Concerto Form. Corelli Concerti Grossi, op. 6, per- 
formed by the Virtuosi di Roma, and 'Cello Concerti of Haydn, 
Boccherini, and Vivaldi. Gasper Cassado is soloist with the 
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Mar. 18 Keyboard History. Franzpeter Goebels performs appropriate 
works on the clavichord, the hammerclavier ("Mozart piano"), 
and the harpsichord to illustrate The Story of the Keyboard In- 
struments. 

Mar. 19 Basie Beat. Original recordings from the late '30s by Count Basie 
and his Orchestra reproduce the Best of Count Basie. 

Mar. 22 Three Frenchmen. Bizet's Symphony in C and ^'Patrie" Over- 
ture are heard with I'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Ernest 
Ansermet. Charles Munch directs the BSO in Debussy's La Mer 
and Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole. 

Mar. 23 Sacred Choral. Lovely though seldom heard: Heinrich Schiitz's 
Easter Oratorio and Rachmaninoff's Vesper Mass, op. 37. 

Mar. 25 Four- and Six-Hand Keyboard. After a performance of Mozart's 
Concerto number 10 for two pianos and orchestra, duo-pianists 
Vronsky and Babin are joined by Rosina Lhevinne for the Mozart 
Concerto number 7 in F for three pianos and orchestra. Leonid 
Hambro and Jascha Zayde are heard in Mozart's Sonata in F 
major for piano four hands, Schubert's Fantasia in F minor, and 
Mendelssohn's Allegro brilliant in A major. 

Mar. 26 An Evening in New Orleans. Samuel B. Charters was on location 
to record Music of the Streets, Music of the Mardi Cras, and Music 
of the Eureka Brass Band for Folkways' "Music from the South" 
series. 

Mar. 29 In a Lighter Vein. Ballet music of Chopin (Les Sylphides), 
Ponchielli (Dance of the Hours from "La Gioconda"), and Meyer- 
beer (Les Patineurs) with Charles Mackerras directing the Phil- 
harmonia Orchestra. Duo-piano transcriptions of short classical 
works by Ferrante and Teicher. 

Mar. 30 Guitarras. Solo Flamenco with the "Fabulous Sabicas" and 
Guitar Music of Latin America played by Laurindo Almeida. 

Oct. 1 Entertainment World. An actual performance of Noel Coward 
at Las Vegas, and Henry Mancini's score for the film, The Pink 
Panther, conducted by the composer. 

Oct. 4 Guitarras. Carlos Montoya gives a Flamenco concert while John 
Williams, in a more classic vein, plays "^ Spanish guitar.'^ 

Oct. 5 Number Five. Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev Symphonies no. 5, 
played by the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra under 
Wolfgang Sawallisch and the Minneapolis Symphony under 
Antal Dorati, respectively. The program concludes with Dorati 
conducting Prokofiev's Scythian suite. 



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ct. 7 From and About England. IMorton Gould and his Orchestra 
are heard in Vaughn Williams' Fantasia 07i "Creensleeves," Fan- 
tasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, English Folk Song Suite, and 
Coates' London Suite. Sir John Barbirolli conducts the Halle 
Orchestra in a performance of Vaughn Williams' Symphony no. 2 
("/I London Sym-phony"). 

ct. 8 Popular Music From Other Lands. Jacqueline Danno sings 
favorite French so7igs, while tenor Giuseppe di Stefano is heard in 
Canzone Italiani — 12 favorite Italian ballads. 

;t. 11 Handel and Haydn. Thompson Stone conducts soloists, the 
Zimbler Sinfonietta, and Boston's Handel and Haydn Society in 
Handel's beloved Messiah. 

3t. 14 Handel and Haydn (continued). Four Haydn Symphonies: no. 88 
and no. 100 ("Military") with Columbia Svmphony Orchestra 
under Bruno Walter; no. 101 ("Clock") and no. 95 with Fritz 
Reiner and his Symphony Orchestra. 

?t. 15 Handel and Haydn (continued). Soprano Maria Manni Jottini 
is heard in two of Handel's Sacred cantatas — "Donne che in del" 
and "Salve Regina" ; tenor Jan Peerce sings a collection of Handel 
Arias. 

li. 18 Handel and Haydn (continued). Ho^ndel Organ concertos, nos. 1-8 
are played by organist Marie-Claire Alain and the Orchestre de 
Chambre Jean-Frangois Paillard. 

li. 19 Handel and Haydn (continued). Soloists Jean Pierre Rampal 
flute, and Pierre Pierlot, oboe, with the Collegium Musicum of 
Paris in three (nos. 2-4) of Haydn's Concertos for two liras; Bernard 
Jeannoutot, trumpet, and Kurt Redel, flute, with the Pro Arte 
Chamber Orchestra of Munich in Haydn's Trumpet concerto and 
Divertimentos. 

:t. 21 Handel and Haydn (continued). Soloists, choruses, and orchestras 
in Handel's Dixit Dominus, Domino meo (Psalm 109) and in 
Haydn's Mass no. 12 (" Harmoniemesse"). 

Oct. 22 Handel and Haydn (concluded). Edward Gilday conducts 
soprano Frances Yeend, baritone John Boyden, and the Handel 
and Haydn Society Chorus and Orchestra of Boston in a perform- 
ance of Brahms' i'erman Requiem. 

;t. 25 Rubinstein. The pianist is heard with the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra under Erich Leinsdorf in Tchaikovsky's Piano concerto 
no. 1 and in Chopin Waltzes, nos. 1-lIf.. 

;t. 26 Elizabethan Master. Boris Ord and David Willcocks direct the 
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, and the Jacobean Consort of 
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Oct. 28 Potpourri. Eugene Ormandy conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra 
in A Festival of Marches. Otto Klemperer directs the Philharmonia 
Orchestra in German opera overtures by Humperdinck, Weber, and 
Gluck. 

Oct. 2Q Horns. A live recording at the Antibes Jazz Festival documents 
Miles Davis in Europe. Classic jazz masters feature the trombone 
and vocal artistry of the late musician in a Tribute to Teagarden. 

Nov. 1 Isaac Stern — Violin Concertos. 

Mozart: Concerto no. 1 in B-flat major for violin and orchestra, 
K. 207; Concerto no. 5 in A major for violin and orchestra, K. 219 
C Turkish "). Isaac Stern, violin ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra ; 
George Szell, conductor. 

Tchaikovsky : Concerto in D major for violin and orchestra, op. 35. 
Mendelssohn : Concerto in E minor for violin and orchestra, op. 64, 
Isaac Stern, violin; the Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, 
conductor. 

Nov. 2 Bel Canto. 

The Age of Bel Canto. Arias, duets, and trios from operas by 
Puccini, Handel, Lampugnani, Bononcini, Arne, Shield, Mozart, 
Boieldieu, Rossini, Auber, Weber, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, and 
Arditi; Joan Sutherland, soprano; Marilyn Home, mezzo-soprano; 
Richard Conrad, tenor; New Symphony Orchestra of London and 
London Symphony Orchestra; Richard Bonynge, conductor. 

Nov. 4 Chamber Music. 

Haydn: Quartet in E-flat, op. 33/2 ("Joke"); Quartet in F, op. 3/5 

("Serenade"); Quartet in D minor, op. 76/2 ("Fifth"). The 

Janacek Quartet. 

Mendelssohn : Trio in D minor, op. 49. 

Martinu: Trio in D minor. The Albeneri Trio. 

Nov. 5 Two Broadway Classics. 

Wright and Forrest: Kismet. Based on themes of Borodin; 
Robert Merrill, baritone; Regina Resnik, soprano; Kenneth Mc- 
Kellar, tenor; Adele Leigh, mezzo-soprano; Mike Sammes Singers; 
Mantovani and his orchestra. 

Romberg and Hammerstein: The New Moon. Gordon MacRae, 
baritone; Dorothy Kirsten, soprano; the Roger Wagner Chorale 
and Orchestra ; Van Alexander, conductor. 

Nov. 8 Festival of Contemporary Music. Hovhaness: Concerto no. 7 for 
orchestra. Castelnuovo-Tedesco : Overture to "Much Ado about 
Nothing," op. 164. Surinach: Sinfonietta Flamenca. The Louis- 
ville Orchestra ; R.obert Whitney, conductor. Honegger : La Danse 
des Marts. Charles Panzera, tenor; Odette Turba-Rabier, soprano; 
Jean-Louis Barrault, speaker; Orchestre de la Society des Con- 
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Nov. 9 Festival of Contemporary IMusic. Ward: Jubilation, an Overture. 
Vienna Symphony Orchestra, WilHam Strickland, conductor. 
Trimble : Closing Piece. Imperial Philharmonic of Tokyo ; William 
Strickland, conductor. Bezanson: Rondo-Prelude. Goodenough: 
Elegy for Orchestra. Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Oivin Fjelstad, 
conductor. Cascarino: Bassoon Sonata. Sol Schoenbach, bas- 
soon; Romeo Cascarino, piano. Lieberson: String Quartet. The 
Galimir Quartet. Gaburo: Line Studies. Walter Trampler, 
\-iolin; Julius Baker, flute; David Glazer, clarinet; Er^^in L. 
Price, trombone. Etler: Bassoon Sonata. Sol Schoenbach, bas- 
soon; Joseph Levine, piano. 

Nov. 12 Sacred Choral JMusic of the Renaissance and the Baroque. 
Obrecht: Mass {"Sub tuum praesidium"). Dufay: Mass {"Se la 
face ay pale"). Bach: Cantata 61 ("Nun konini, der Heiden Heil- 
and'^). Schutz: The Seven Words of the Cross. Hughes Cuenod, 
tenor; the Old North Singers; John Fesperma, conductor. 

Nov. 15 ]\Iarches of the British Isles. The Scots Guards. Ireland on 
Parade. The Artane Boys' Band; John Hickey, musical director. 

Nov. 16 Two Great Tenors. Mario Del Monaco-Operatic Recital. New 
Symphony Orchestra of London; Alberto Erede, conductor. Jon 
Vickers-Italian Arias. Rome Opera House Orchestra; Tullio 
Serafin, conductor. 

Nov. 18 An Evening of Classical Music. Beethoven: The Rui7is of Atheris. 
Luci W^aringa, soprano; David Hollestelle, baritone; Netherlands 
Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra; Walter Goehr, conductor. 
Schubert: Mass in E-flat. Pilar Lorenga, soprano; Betty Allen, 
contralto; Manfred Schmidt, tenor; Josef Greindl, bass; St. Hed- 
wig's Choir, Berlin; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Erich Leins- 
dorf, conductor. 

Nov. 19 Piano Virtuosi. Schumann: Faschingschwank aiis Wien, op. 26; 
Abegg Variations, op. 1; Arabesque, op. 18; Blumenstiick, op. 19. 
Joerg Demus, piano. Roussel: Suite pour piano, op. 14; Sonatine, 
op. 16; Trois Pieces, op. ^9. Frangoise Petit, piano. 

Nov. 22 Robert Shaw. 23 Clee Club Favorites. Men of the Robert Shaw 
Chorale; Ptobert Shaw, conductor. "Hallelujah" and other Great 
Sacred Choruses. The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus; Robert 
Shaw, conductor. 

Nov. 23 Italian Romanticism. Verdi: Overtures. Overtures to La Forza 
del Destino, I Vespri Siciliani, and Nabucco; Preludes to Acts I 
and III of La Traviata; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal 
Dorati, conductor. Verdi : Quattro Pezzi Sacri. Vienna Kammer- 
chor Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera; Henry Swoboda, 
conductor. 

Nov. 26 A Jazz Symposium. Outstanding Jazz Compositions of the Twen- 
tieth Century. Featuring Miles Davis, J. J. Johnson, Bill Evans, 
Art Farmer, Jimmy Ivnepper, Teddy Charles, and Joe Wilder. 



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Nov. 29 French Orchestral Music. Dukas: The Sorcerer^ s Apprentice. 
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. D'Indy: Symphony on a French 
Mountain Air. Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer, piano; Boston Sym- 
phony Orchestra; Charles Munch, conductor. Debussy: La Mer; 
Trois Nocturnes. Philharmonia Orchestra; Carlo Maria Giulini, 
conductor. 

Nov. 30 Folksongs of Scotland and America. Jean Redpath-Laddie Lie 
Near Me. Folksongs in the Gaelic and Lallans Scots traditions of 
Caledonia. Ian and Sylvia-Northern Journey. Canadian versions 
of classic Anglo-American ballads and lyrics. 

Dec. 2 A Great Choral Masterpiece. Verdi: Requiem. Elisabeth 
Schwarzkopf, soprano; Nicolai Gedda, tenor; Philharmonic Or- 
chestra and Chorus; Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor. 

Dec. 3 Jazz Instrumentalists. Thelonius Monk — Big Band and Quartet 
in Concert. Stan Getz — Reflections. 

Dec. 6 Piano Recital. Beethoven: Piano Sonatas nos. 5-7, S 1-32 and 33. 
Artur Schnabel, piano. 

Dec. 7 Symphonic Magnificence. Saint Saens: Symphony no. 3 ("Organ"). 
E. Power Biggs, organ; Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, 
conductor. Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5. New York Phil- 
harmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor. 

Dec. 9 Songs of Israel. Israel Sings. Karmon Israeli Dancers and Singers • 
Michal Hammerman — My Folks . . . Their Songs. 

Dec. 10 Chamber Music of the Baroque Period. Buxtehude: Sonatas, 
Suites, and Canzonettas for various instruments. Vivaldi: Sonatas 
for cello and harpsichord. Antonio Janigro, cello; Robert Veyron- 
Lacroix, harpsichord. 

Dec. 13 Jazz Vocahst. Billie Holiday. Reissue of original recordings. 
A Rare Live Recording of Billie Holiday. Recorded at Storyville, 
Boston, Mass. 

Dec. 14 A Russian Romanticist. Rimsky-Korsakov : Scheherazade. New 
York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor. Kitezh Suite; 
Cog d'Or Suite. Prague Symphony Orchestra; Vaclav Smetacek, 
conductor. 

Dec. 16 Harpsichord Recital, ^carlsitti: Sonatas for harpsichord. Fernando 
Valenti, harpsichord. 

Dec. 17 Chamber Music. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet; Divertimento in F. 
Members of the Vienna Octet. Mendelssohn: Trio in D minor for 
piano, violin, and cello. Faure: Trio for piano, violin, and cello. 
Andre Previn, piano; Feri Roth, violin; Joseph Schuster, cello. 



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Dec. 20 Three Classical Symphonies. Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 
C'Ei-oica"). Boston Symphony Orchestra; Erich Leinsdorf, con- 
ductor. Schubert: Sym-phony no. 5; Columbia Symphony Or- 
chestra; Symphony no. 8 {" Unfinished") ; New York Philharmonic; 
Bruno Walter, conductor. 

Dec. 21 \'iolin Virtuosi. Prokofiev: Two Sonatas for violin and piano. 
Joseph Szigeti, violin; Arthur Balsam, piano. Lalo: Symphonic 
Espagnole. Bruch: Violin Concerto. Isaac Stern, violin; Phila- 
delphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor. 

Dec. 23 Popular Vocalists. June Christy — The Intimate Miss Christy. 
Ella Fitzgerald — Hello Dolly. 

Dec. 27 A Baroque Master. Telemann: Concerto Grossi nos. 1-2; Over- 
ture. Orchestra of the Sarre; Karl Ristenpart, conductor. Con- 
certo for trumpet; Concerto for flute; Concerto for oboe; Concerto for 
violin. Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Munich; Kurt Redel, 
conductor. 

Dec. 28 Labor Sings Out. American Industrial Ballads. Sung by Pete 
Seeger. Songs for a Better Tomorrow. An album of songs that 
have given hope to working people in their struggles for freedom 
and justice. 

Dec. 30 Piano Concerti. Rachmaninoff: Secojid Piano Concerto; Rhapsody 
on a Theme by Paganini. Gary GrafTman, piano ; New York Phil- 
harmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor. Brahms: Piano Con- 
certo no. 2. Rudolf Serkin, piano; Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene 
Ormandy, conductor. 

Saturday Afternoon at the Opera 

Jan. 2 Strauss: Arabella. 

Jan. 9 Mozart : Cosi Fan Tutte. 

Jan. 16 Puccini: Madame Butterfly. 

Jan. 23 Menotti: The Saint of Bleecker Street. 

Jan. 30 Mozart : The Marriage of Figaro. 

Feb. 6 Mozart: La Finta Ciardiniera (in German). 

Feb. 13 Puccini: Tosca (in Italian). 

Feb. 20 Offenbach: La Pmc/ioZe (in French). 

Feb. 27 Puccini: La Boheme (in Italian). 

Mar. 6 Peri: Euridice (in Italian). 

Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride (in French). 

Mar. 13 Mozart: Idomeneo (in Italian). 



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Mar. 20 Arrieta: Marina (in Spanish). 

Hindemith: Mathis der Maler (in German). 

Mar. 27 Bellini: Norman (in Italian). 

May 1 Wagner: Die Meister singer von Niirnherg (in German). 

May 8 Bellini: La Sonnambula (in Italian). 

May 15 Verdi: FaZs^a^ (in Italian). 

May 22 Rossini: La Scala di seta (in Italian). 
Verdi: Aida (highlights; in Italian). 

May 29 Weill: The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogonny (in German). 

Oct. 2 Stravinsky: T/ie iSafce's Progress (in English). 

Oct. 9 Rossini: The Barber of Seville {in. Italian). 

Oct. 16 Handel: I sraelin Egypt (in 'English). 

Handel: Julius Caesar (selections; in Italian). 

Oct. 23 Henze: Elegy for Young Lovers (selections; in German). 
Weill: Happy End (selections; in German). 
Weill: Lady in the Dark (selections; in English). 

Oct. 30 Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (in English). 
Pergolesi: La serva padrona (in Italian). 

Verdi: Arias from Macbeth, Nabucco, La forza del destino, Don 
Carlo (in Italian). 

Nov. 6 Mascagni: 7Z PtccoZo Maraf (in Italian). 
Puccini: Turandot (highlights; in Italian). 

Nov. 13 Britten: The Turn of the Screw (in English). 
Massenet: Werther (highlights; in French). 

Nov. 20 Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander (in German). 

Nov. 27 Verdi: Otello (in Italian). 

Dec. 4 Donizetti: L'EZmr D'Amore (in Italian). 
Strauss: Salome (in French). 

Dec. 11 Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (in Italian). 
Leoncavallo: / Pagliacci (in Italian). 
Puccini: Manon Lescaut (highlights; in Italian). 

Dec. 18 Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (in Italian). 
Verdi: Aida (highhghts; in Italian). 



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The Spoken Word 

3 Genesis selections are read from the King James Version of the 
Holy Bible by Judith Anderson. Samuel Beckett's trilogy, 
Molloy, Malone, and The Unnamahle, are read by Cyril Cusack. 
Lotte Lenya reads Kafka Stories, in English. 

10 Sidney Michaels: Dylan. The Peter Glenville production starring 
Alec Guinness, Kate Reid, and the original Broadway cast. 

17 Joseph Conrad's The Black Mate is presented in an American 
Society of Recorded Drama Production starring Sir Ralph Richard- 
son. Edward G. Robinson reads from Edward Everett Hale's 
The Man Without a Country. Point of Order! is a recording of the 
Army-McCarthy hearings taken from the film documentary of 
the same title and narrated by Eric Sevareid. 

24 Sheridan : School for Scandal. The original New York cast record- 
ing directed by Sir John Gielgud features Sir Ralph Richardson, 
Sir John Gielgud, Geraldine McEwan, and Gwen Ffrangcon- 
Davies. 

31 Dylan Thomas. Selections from his writings read by the poet. 

7 Shakespeare: The Tempest. 

14 Allan Dowling, Stephen Vincent Benet, and Edwin Muir: Poems. 

21 Byron: Don Juan (Canto I), She Walks in Beauty, Childe Harold's 
Pilgrimage selections, and other poems are read by Tyrone Power. 
Richard Burton reads the Poetry of Thomas Hardy. 

28 Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost. 

7 "Understanding and Appreciation of the Novel." Morris Schreiber's 
script examines the novel as a form, its technique and growth, the 
qualifications of the novelist, and some famous world novels. 
"Scenes from American Novels." Readings from the best-known 
works of Hawthorne, James, Melville, Twain, Jewett, Wharton, 
London, Dana, Stowe, and Crane. 

14 Spenser: The Faerie Queene (Book III) and Epithalamion. Read 
by Micheal MacLiammoir. 
Donne : Poetry. Read by Robert Speaight. 

Joyce: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (excerpts). Read by 
Cyril Cusack. 

21 "Blitzkrieg!" Walter Cronkite narrates CBS News' production 
of the ^'oices and events leading up to and including the early days 
of World War II (1933-1940). 

"The Big News of '59." CBS News correspondents report on the 
events that made history with the voices of the persons that made 
it. Narrated by Walter Cronkite. 

The Sit-in Story. Voices of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Rev. 
Ralph Abernathy, and others are heard in the story of the lunch- 
room sit-ins. 



74 City Document No. 15 

Mar. 28 Thoreau: Walden (selections). Read by Howard Mumford Jones. 
De la Mare: Poetry and prose. The author speaking and reading 
from his works. 

James: The Aspern Papers. The American Society of Recorded 
Drama production, starring Sir Ralph Richardson. 

May 2 Dickens: Oliver Twist (adapted). Narrated by James Mason. 
Porter: Noon Wine. The author reads the complete short novel. 

May 9 Sounds of History: "The Growing Years," 1789-1829. Narrated 
by Frederic March and Florence Eldridge with music edited by 
Virgil Thompson. 

Sandburg: A Lincoln Album. Readings by the poet, both of his 
own words and those of Lincoln. 

May 16 Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part II. The Marlowe Society and 
Professional Players directed by George Rylands. 

May 23 Stockton: The Lady or the Tiger; Twain: Baker's Bluejay Yarn; and 
Meh-ille: "The Trial" from Billy Budd. Read by Paul Sparer 
and Earl Montgomery. Kipling: Just So Stories and other tales. 
Paul Bunyan and Other Tall Tales. Told by Will Rogers, Jr., 
with songs by Tom Scott. 

May 30 Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale. The Marlowe Society and 
Professional Players directed by George Rylands. 

Oct. 3 O'Casey: Juno and the Paycock. 
Thackeray: Becky Sharp. 

Oct. 10 Chaucer: Canterbury Tales — "The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale" 
and "The Nun's Priest's Tale." Both are read in Middle English 
by actor Robert Ross. 

Dryden : Poetry. Selections read by Paul Scofield. 
Gilbert: Bab Ballads. Read by Stanley Hollow ay. 
Belloc : Cautionary Verses. Read by Joyce Grenfell. 

Oct. 17 Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well. 

Oct. 24 Brendan Behan on Joyce. Recorded at a lecture delivered before 
the James Joyce Society at the Gotham Book Mart, New York 
City. 

Barry : The Happy Hypocrite. Starring John Gielgud. 
Homage to Shakespeare. 

Oct. 31 The Minority Party in America. An essay produced by Howard 
Langer and featuring an interview with Norman Thomas. Docu- 
mentary History of Broadcasting: 1920-1950. "Radio before 
Television #1: Introduction: The Arts of Language," edited by 
Patrick D. Hazard. 

Human Rights. A documentary on the United Nations Declara- 
tion of Human Rights written and produced by Howard Langer 
and featuring an interview with Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. 



Boston Public Library 75 

Nov. 7 jMehille: Moby Dick. Selections from the epic-novel read by 
Robert H. Chapman. 

Blake: The Poetry of William Blake. Read by Sir Ralph Richard- 
son. 

Kipling: How Fear Came. From the Jungle Books; read by Boris 
Karloff. 

Jeffers: Roan Stallion. Robinson Jeffers' exciting narrative poem 
read by Marian Seldes. 

Nov. 14 Malory: Le Mode D' Arthur. Adapted from Sir Thomas Malory; 
starring Harry Andre^^•s, William Squire, and Joan Hart; pro- 
duced b}'' John Barton. 

Dickinson: The Letters of Emily Dickinson. Read and with a 
critical introduction by Samuel Charters. 

Nov. 21 Shakespeare: Otello. Starring Sir Laurence Olivier. 

Nov. 28 Dovle: Two Stories of Sherlock Holmes ("The Adventures of the 
Speckled Band" and "The Final Problem"). Read by Basil 
Rath bone. 

Benet: Poetry of Stephen Vincent Benet. Read by the poet. 
Muir: Poetry of Edwin Muir. Read by the poet. 
Stockton : The Lady or the Tiger. 
Twain: Baker^s Bluejay Yarn. 

Melville: Billy Budd ("The Trial"). American short stories read 
by Paul Sparer and Earl Montgomery. 
Donne : Love Poems of John Donne. Read by Richard Burton. 

Dec. 5 General Douglas MacArthur, The War Years — A Documentary. 
Lyndon B. Johnso7i, The First 100 Days — A Docu7nentary . 
The War of the Worlds — Invasion from Mars. The Famous 
Mercury Theatre-Orson Welles radio broadcast that frightened 
the nation in 1938. 

Dec. 12 T. S. Eliot: Four Quartets. Read by the poet. 

Browning: A Treasury of Robert Browning. Read by Robert 

Speaight. 

Dumas: Camille. Eva Le Gallienne's adaptation of Dumas' play. 

The Lady of the Camellias, starring Eva Le Gallienne and Alexander 

Scourby. 

Dec. 19 Shakespeare: AlVs Well That Ends Well. 

Dec. 26 Christian Poetry and Prose. Selected and read by Alec Guiness. 

Shirley Jackson: "The Demon Lover" and "The Lottery." Two 

stories read by the author. 

Sholem Aleichem: Stories of Sholem Aleichem. Read by Menasha 

Skulnik. 



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X 



TRUST FUNDS 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 — 1965 





BALANCE 




TOTAL AMOUNT 








UNEXPENDED 




AVAILABLE 








FROM 


RECEIPTS 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


TEAB 


PRECEDING TEAB 


DURING TEAR 


DURING TEAR 


DURING TEAR 


UNEXPENDED 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$74,906.92 


$22,796.21 


$52,110.71 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


97,699.69 


24,496.50 


73,203.19 


1940 


196,417.42 


50,889.53 


247,306.95 


128,403.69 


118,903.26 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


137,942.23 


42,695.41 


95,246.82 


1950 


56,959.31 


44,249.29 


101,208.60 


61,030.37 


40,178.23 


1955 


24,811.87 


55,184.05 


79,995.92 


50,459.29 


29,536.63 


1960 


57,271.24 


90,578.13 


147,849.37 


72,071.47 


75,777.90 


1962 


70,485.93 


83,620.81 


154,106.74 


90,795.58 


63,311.16 


1963 


63,311.16 


82,236.03 


145,547.19 


87,256.49 


58,290.70 


1964 


58,290.70 


87,054.96 


145,345.66 


100,848.56 


44,497.10 


1965 


44,497.10 


88,183.93 


132,681.03 


97,130.62 


35,550.41 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 — 1965 





AMOUNT UNEXPENDED 








FROM PREVIOUS 






TEAR 


TEAB 


RECEIPTS 


EXPENDITURES 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$22,796.21 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


24,496.50 


1940 


196,417.42 


50,889.53 


128,403.69 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


42,695.41 


1950 


56,959.31 


44,249.29 


61,030.37 


1955 


24,811.87 


55,184.05 


50,459.29 


1960 


57,271.24 


90,578.13 


72,071.47 


1952 


70,485.93 


83,620.81 


90,795.58 


1963 


63,311.16 


82,236.03 


87,256.49 


1964 


58,290.70 


87,054.96 


100,848.56 


1965 


44,497.10 


88,183.93 


97,130.62 



Income from Trust Funds, 1930 — 1965 





WITHOUT 


FOB PURCHASE 


WITH 


TOTAL 




RESTRICTION 


OF LIBRART 


MISCELLANEOUS 


INCOME 


TEAR 


AS TO USE 


MATERIALS 


RESTRICTIONS 


RECEIVED 


1930 


$7,468.10 


$21,454.51 


$5,097.58 


$34,020.19 


1935 


5,950.53 


16,184.59 


3,359.02 


25,494.14 


1940 


5,660.08 


41,594.60 


3,634.85 


50,889.53 


1945 


6,213.92 


41,216.46 


3,370.22 


50,800.60 


1950 


5,666.36 


33,979.84 


4,603.09 


44,249.29 


1955 


7,199.99 


43,750.14 


4,233.92 


55,184.05 


1960 


9,030.80 


57,478.42 


24,068.91 


90,-578.13 


1982 


9,379.35 


63,407.34 


10,834.12 


83,620.81 


1963 


9,175.79 


62,071.36 


10,988.88 


82,236.03 


1964 


9,296.95 


63 829.36 


13,928.65 


87,054.96 


1965 


9,658.94 


66,398.58 


12,126.41 


88,183.93 



Boston Public Library 77 

X 

INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1965 
Genkral Summary 



For Division of Reference and Research Services: 
For the purchase of library materials of per- 
manent value: 

Without restriction as to field . . . $6,202.57 
With restriction as to field . . . 4,657.33 

For Print Department .... 1,242.64 

For Rare Book Department . . . 11,685.38 

$23,787.92 

For the purchase of library materials for 

scholar!}' research and use 26,506.41 

For the purchase of library materials, with- 
out restriction as to kind of books or 

materials 22,004.22 

For the purchase of newspapers only 2,134.65 

$74,433.20 

For Division of Home Reading and Community Services .... 2,158.16 

For General and Special Purposes of the Library: 

For general purposes of the library $9,658.94 

For special purposes, not for the purchase 

of library materials 1,933.63 



11,592.57 
Total $88,183.93 

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 $1,561.76 

Ehzabeth 1,474.03 

Hannigan 6.47 

Hersey 200.09 

Lawrence, A 390.68 

Scholfield 2,569.54 

$6,202.57 

With Restriction as to Field 

Blanchard (Music) $258 89 

Brown (Music) 1,665.59 

Codman (5) (Landscape Gardening) . . 124.41 
Franklin Club (Government and Political 

Science) 42.50 

Friedman (Jewish Interest) .... 207.11 

Green (|) (American History) .... 52.74 

Holden (Liberal Teachings) .... 67.55 

Lang (Music) 286.07 

Rissland (Music) 360.19 

Storrow, J. J. (Italian) 1,569.49 

Wedgwood (Ceramics) 22.79 

4,657.33 

For Print Department 
Merrill $1,242.64 

1,242.64 



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For Rare Book Department 



Artz (Rare or First Editions) . 

Bowditch (Mathematics and Astronomy) 

Codman (5) (Landscape Gardening) 

Friedman (Rare Books) 

Gest (Drama) .... 

Green (^) (American History) 

Harris, C. (Books before 1850) 

Lewis (Rare Books) 

0;ReilIy (O'Reilly Collection) . 

Ticknor (Spanish and Portuguese) . 

Townsend (Books at least five years old) 

Twentieth Regiment (Military) 

Whitney, J. L. (Manuscripts) . 

Whitney, J. L. (Rare Books) . 

Whitney Memorial 



$701.01 

453 . 50 

124.41 

318.26 

153.65 

52.73 

437.50 

335.25 

67.05 

174.64 

170.22 

322.31 

922.78 

1,845.56 

5,606.51 



Funds Whose Income Is Available for Pur- 
ch.\se of llbr.\ry materials for schol.\rly 
Research and Use 
Benton Book $26,506.41 



Funds Whose Income Is Available for Pur- 
chase OF Library Materials Without 
Restriction as to Kind of Materials 

Ainsley $11,517.25 

Billings 5,968.12 

Clement 121 93 

Cutter 221.08 

Kimball 687.10 

Knapp 603.32 

Phillips (Book) 312.68 

Pierce 244.66 

Reed 59.93 

Sewall 1,656.86 

Underhill 27.16 

Wadlin, 1932 105.13 

Wadlin, 1936 94.92 

Wales 326.19 

Wilson 57.89 



Funds Whose Income Is Available for 
PuRCH.YSE OP Newspapers O.vly 

Hunter $51.77 

Todd 2,082.88 



11,685.38 



26,506.41 



22,004.22 



2,134.65 



$74,433.20 



Boston Public Library 



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Funds Whose Income Is Available for Division 
OF Home Reading and Community Services 

Cronan $38.92 

Curtis 170.86 

Gordon 23.19 

Guerrier 58.64 

Harris, T. B 142.16 

Hinsman 64.73 

Kemp 33.58 

Lawrence, E 28.86 

Loring 25.89 

Mead 102.34 

Morse 59.93 

Oakland Hall 472.16 

Pratt 77.82 

South Boston 5.17 

Tufts 595.02 

Wilbar 258.89 

$2,1.58.16 

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 $119.86 

Bigelow 31.28 

Bradlee 51.77 

Center 2,472.89 

Ford Legacv 310.66 

Ford Trust' 320.63 

Gammons 25.89 

Hemenway 344.31 

Hvde 219.94 

Lambert 80.82 

Moore 11.24 

North 119.86 

Phillips CMaintenance) 650.00 

Potter 207.11 

Sigilman 975.40 

Skinner 2,899.26 

Stewart 234.68 

Treadwell 583.34 



Funds Whose Income Is Available 

For Special Purposes, Not for the 
Purchase of Library Materials 



Boston Book Fair 1938 
Central Librar}' Building . 

Kirstein 

Library Employees Sick Benefit 

Nichols 

Sargent 

Whitney, A. L 

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



$8.93 

7.77 

307.95 

144.97 

31.48 
224 . 22 
285 [53 

922.78 



$9,658.94 



1,933.63 



.1,592.57 



Total $88,183.93 



80 City Document No. 15 

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 b}^ 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 apphed "to the enlarge- 
ment of the present central library building in Boston, or to 
the construction of another central library building in such 
part of the city as may then be most desirable for the 



Boston Public Library 81 

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 maj^ be deferred 
mitil such time as Library Trustees in their discretion 
determine it to be practicable and desirable or Court 
otherwise orders. $1,586,897 . 13 

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

Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund — Estabhshed on March 28, 1930, 
through bequest bv 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 
i7iter 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 — Estabhshed 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 becjuest 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 b}' 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 annuallj^ 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 Octo- 
ber 16, 1916. 

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

Additional distribution under \n\\, received May 8, 1964. 

$21,682.04 
Final distribution under will, received November 6, 1964, 

$804.68 

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. $150.00 

Children's Fund — Established on March 14, 1919, through bequest 
by will of JosiAH H. Benton, ^^■ho 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 appro- 
priate for the maintenance of the Library at least three 
percent 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 
relie\'ing 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 



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Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund — Established on Janu- 
ary 6, 1899, through inier vivos gift by friends of the late Henky 
Sargent Codman. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books on landscape- 
gardening — a special bookplate to be inserted in each 
volume purchased, identifying it as part of the Henry Sar- 
gent 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 

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, ^^■ith 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 Avhatever 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 



84 City Document No. 15 

the following manners: (a) pay to the Trustees of The 
John Deferrari Foundation created by the John Defer- 
RARi Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947, to be added 
to the principal, (b) pay to the Trustees of the Public 
Library of the City of Boston, to be used by said corporation 
in whatever manner it shall see fit to carry on the work of 
said public library, or (c) accumulate and add to the prin- 
cipal for investment and reinvestment ; and (2) the Trustee 
may pay from the personal property in the principal to 
The John Deferrari Foundation created by the John 
Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947, from 
time to time such amount or amounts as the Trustee in its 
sole and uncontrolled discretion may determine, said 
amount or amounts to be added to the principal of The 
John Deferrari Foundation; and (3) the Trustee may 
transfer the principal of the entire trust fund to the Trustees 
of The John Deferrari Foundation created by the John 
Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947, to be 
added to the principal and dealt with as therein provided 
\^■henever 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 m.ade a statue or bust of John 
Defarrari 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 

Isaac and Clara En gel Family Fund — Established on October 22, 
1965, through bequest by will of Sylvia Engel, who died March 
3, 1964. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $5,000 . 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 



Boston Public Library 85 

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 b}^ 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. w'lXh preference for books relative to Govern- 
ment and Political Economy. $1 ,000 . 00 

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 ]\I. 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 under Article 21 I of the residuary legacy 
by will of Lee M. Friedman, who died August 7, 1957. 

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

Second payment, January 4, 1963. $63,337.50 

Lee j\I. 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 ser\-ices beyond the call of duty have 



86 City Document No. 15 

contributed to uphold the standards and enhance the 
reputation of the Library and to increase its ability to 
serve the public. $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 Kenyon, who died 
March 2, 1947. 

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

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

$2,652.50 

Elizabeth M. Gordon Children's Book Fund — Established on 
November 2, 1962, through inter 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 

Additional gift received January 4, 1963. $20.00 

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 iyiter vivos 
gift by friends of Miss Edith Guerrier, Supervisor of Branch 
Libraries, Em.eritus, augmented subsequently by a bequest from 
Helen M. Bell and additions by the Saturday E\'ening 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 svstem. 

$741 . 92 



Boston Public Library 87 

Francis J. Hannigan Memorial Fund — ^Established on February 21, 
1941, through i7itcr vivos gift offered by friends of the late 
Francis J. Hannigan, former Super^'isor 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 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund — Estabhshed on October 6, 1936, through 
bequest of Heloise E. Hersey, A\ho 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 ser\-ed by the Roslindale Branch Library. 

$1,250.00 

Leonard P. Holden Fund — Established on January 4, 1963, through 
bequest by will of Leonard P. Holden, who died April 20, 1902. 
Income to be used for the purchase of books of liberal 
teachings to be called the Emanuel Swedenborg depart- 
ment. $1,748.52 

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 



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Margaret and Henry Donald Kemp Memorial Fund — Established 
on November 1, 1963, as payment in distribution by the Trustees 
of an indenture of trust executed by Miss Margaret Kemp, who 
died on August 4, 1963. 

Income to be used for the purchase of popular scientific 
periodicals for the West Roxbury Branch Library or its 
successor. $1,000.00 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $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 

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

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

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

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

Income to be applied to the purchase of special books of 

reference to be kept and used only at the Charlestown 

Branch Library. $500.00 



Boston Public Library 89 

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

Licome 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. 

Licome 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 BenejBt 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, Lie, 
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 
becjuest 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 

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 



90 City Document No. 15 

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. SI ,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 bo}' and to the North End girl who in their 
senior year at a North End high school have excelled in 
English. $600.00 

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

$2,000.00 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund — Established on January 2, 1924, 
through distribution under decree by Suffolk Probate Court in 
Robert D. Mossman ct 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 

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 



Boston Public Library 91 

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 vakie for the Bates Hall Collection, 
particularly some special collection, either of works relating 
to the historj' of this continent, or of science, or of art. 

$5,000.00 

Mary Ellen Potter Fund — Established on March 10, 1959, through 
bequest of jMary 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 Certificate 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 ]\Iusic Department until otherwise ordered by the 
Trustees. $8,695.61 

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 sur\'iving trustees of fund originally 
raised to install in the Library decorations by John Singer 
Sargent. 

Income to be applied from time to time to the care and 
preservation of the Sargent mural decorations in the Cen- 
tral Library Building or the hall in which the Sargent 



92 City Document No. 15 

murals are located, or for such ether 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. 

Income 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 September 17, 
1879, through an anonymous inter vivos gift. 

Income to be used to purchase "a higher class of books" 
for the South Boston Branch Library. $100.00 

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

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

$3,500.00 

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

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



Boston Public Library 93 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of Italian books. 

$25,000.00 

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

Income to be expended annually in the purchase of books 
of permanent \'al'ue 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 cr 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 Tread well 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 

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 



94 City Document No. 15 

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

Income to be used for the "care of the alcove and the 
purchase of books of a military and patriotic character." 

$5,000.00 

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

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

$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 

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

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



Boston Public Library 95 

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 ecjual 
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 D\nght Whitney (Senior) Memorial Fund. $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. $16,919.31 

AHce Lincoln Whitney Memorial Fund. $16,919.31 

Henry i\I. Whitney Memorial Fund. $16,919.31 

Chester H. Wilbar Memorial Fund — • Established on October 7, 
1955, through bequest of Lizzie Esther Coleman, who died 
February 28, 1953. 

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

$5,000.00 

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

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



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SUMMARY OF TRUST FUNDS PRINCIPAL 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1965 

Income Available for Current Use 

Held bv Library Trustees $2,534,995.82 

Not held by Library Trustees 280,798.73 

$2,815,794. 5£ 

Income Not Available for Current Use 

Held by Library Trustees $4,392,549.35 

Not held by Library Trustees 1,214,105.971 

5,606,655. 3i 

Total $8,422,449.8'; 



TRUST FUNDS PRINCIPAL 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1965 

' Number of Units 
Name of Fund at $1.72 Principal 

Income Available for Current Use 

Held by Library Trustees: 

Benton Book (607c) $678,980.36 

'General Investment Account 1,856,015.46 



Total 



$2,534,995.8: 



Emily L. Ainsley . 
Victorine Thomas Artz 
Charles H. L. N. Bernard . 
Robert Charles Billings 
Kate E. Blanchard 
Boston Book Fair 1938 
Caleb Davis Bradlee . 
Allen A. Brown . 
Centennial .... 
Joseph H. Center 
Central Library Building . 
Frank Clement 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial 
Mary W. Cronan 
Caroline Curtis 
Abram E. Cutter . 
The Ehzabeth 

Isaac and Clara Engel Family 
Daniel Sharp Ford Legacy 
Daniel Sharp Ford Trust . 
John Defcrrari 
Lee M. Friedman 
Lee M. Friedman Books of Jewish In 
terest 



222,440^ 
13,539 
2,315 
115,266^ 
5,000 
172i 
1,000 
37,936 
51,680 
47,760i 
150 
2,355 
4,805^ 
751 i 
3,300 
4,270 
28,469 
2,907 
6,000 
6,192§ 
21,900 
167,242 

4,000 



lAsof June 30, 1965. ^ ^ , ^ , ^ . u , u .j 

^ The numbers in this column are the units representing the assigned share for each trust fund in the total hold- 
ings of the General Investment Account. The unit value is reappraised periodically. As of December 31, 1965, each 
unit was valued at $1.^2. 

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



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Name of Fund 



Number of Units 
AT $1.72 



Principal 



Total 



Lee M. Friedman, Books for Rare Book 

Department .... 
Lee M. Friedman Building 
Lee M. Friedman Memorial 
Mrs. Amy E. Gammons Memorial 

Morris Gest 

Elizabeth ^L Gordon Children's Book 
Samuel A. Green .... 
Dr. Samuel Abbott Green Memorial 
Edith Guerrier .... 
Francis J. Hannigan Memorial . 
Alfred Hemenway 
Heloise E. Plersey 

Hinsman 

Leonard P. Holden 

Elizabeth Helen Hunter 

Frankhn P. Hyde 

Margaret and Henry Donald Kemp 

David P. Kimball 

Louis E. Kirstein 

Arthur Mason Knapp 

Frederic and Louise Lambert Memorial 

B. J. Lang Memorial . 

Edward Lawrence 

Mrs. John A. Lewis 

Library Employees Sick Benefit 

Charles Greely Loring Memorial 

Hiram A. Merrill .... 

George \V. Moore 

Francis A. Morse Library . 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize 

Gardner O. North 

John Boyle O'Reilly . 

Marv Ellen Potter 

Sarah E. Pratt .... 

Guilford Reed .... 

Karl Rissland .... 

John Singer Sargent 

Richard Black Sewall . 

Samuel Sigilman .... 

Francis Skinner .... 

South Boston Branch Library . 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart 

Helen O. Storrow 

James Jackson Storrow (Hai"vard '57) 

Nathan A. Tufts .... 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial 

Francis Jay Underhill . 

Horace G. \Vadlin( 1932) . 

Horace G. Wadlin( 1936) . 

George C. Wales .... 

The Wedgwood Club 25th Anniversary 

memorj' of Mrs. Marcus A. Coolidge 
Alice Lincoln Whitney 
Alice Lincoln Whitney Memorial 



8,265§ 
1 28,644 i 
97 
500 
2,967^ 

464 
2,037 
118,440 
l,132i 

125 

6,650 

3,864 i 

1,250 

1,305 

1,000 

4,248 

653^ 

13,270i 

6,062i 

11,537^ 

1,561 

5,525 

557 i 

6,475 

2,800 

500 

24,000 

217 

l,157i 

60S 
2,315 
1,295 
4,000 
1,503 
l,157i 
6,956i 
4,330i 
32,000 
18,838^ 
55,995i 
100 
4,532i 
8,988 
30,312| 
11,492 
6,225 

5241 
2,030^ 
1,833^ 
6,300 

895 
5,514^ 
13,535 



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City Document No. 15 



Name op Fund 

Clarissa Whitney Memorial 
Henry M. Whitney Memorial . 
James Lyman Whitney 
James Lyman Whitney Memorial 
Josiah Dwight Whitney Memorial . 
Josiah Dwight Whitney, Sr., Memorial 
Maria Whitney Memorial . 
WiUiam Dwight Whitney Memorial 
Chester H. Wilbar .... 
Mehitable C. C. Wilson . 



Number of Units 
AT $1.72 

13,535 
13,535 
71,289 
13,537 
13,535 
13,535 
13,535 
13,535 
5,000 
1,118 



Principal 



Total 



Not Held By Library Trustees 



Joshua Bates .... 
John P. Bigelow .... 
J. Ingersoll Bowditch . 
FrankHn Club .... 
Charlotte Harris .... 
Thomas B. Harris 
Abbott Lawrence 
Charles Mead .... 
The Oakland Hall Trust . 
Jonathan Phillips (Book) . 
Jonathan PhiUips (Maintenance) 
Henry L. Pierce .... 
Scholfield Public Library Trust 
George Ticknor .... 
William C. Todd .... 
Mary P. Townsend 
Daniel Treadwell .... 



$50,000.00 
1,000.00 
9,971.98 
1,000.00 

10,000.00 
3,345.52 

10,068.44 
2,530.51 

11,781.44 

10,000.00 

20,000.00 
6,365.93 

65,770.98 
4,116.71 

56,807.66 
4,005.00 

14,034.56 



,798.73 



Total Income Available for Current Use 



.$2,815,794.55 



Income Not Available For Current Use 

Held By Library Trustees: 

Benton Book (40%) 

Benton Building 

Children's 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated December 13, 1948 

Lee M. Friedman, for Merit Awards 

Samuel A. Green Memorial 

Library Art 

Marjorie W. Prescott 

EUery Sedgwick 



$452,653.57 

3,209,002.93 

136,624.07 

582,716.28 

9,026.31 

.73 

831.48 

471.55 

1,222.43 



-$4,392,549.35 



Not Held By Library Trustees: 
John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947 

(as of June 30, 1965) 1,214,105.97 

Total Income Not Available for Current Use $5,606,655.32 

Grand Total $8,442,449.87 



Boston Public Library 99 

GIFTS AND BEQUESTS RECEIVED DURING 1965 

Bequests 

Estate of Sylvia Engel $5,000.00 

Payment in full of legacy under will of Sylvia 
Engel, to be funded as the Isaac and Clara 
Engel Family Fund, the income to be used for 
the purchase of books. 

Additions To Capital 

Income for 1964 of Centennial Fund . . $2,588.09 

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

Incomefor 1964 of Lee M. Friedman Fund . . $8,375.18 
(To be added to principal until otherwise ordered 
by the Trustees of the Library) 

Income for 1964 of Friedman Building Fund . . $6,442 . 60 
(To be added to principal until otherwise ordered 
by the Trustees of the Library) 

Income for 1964 of Lee M. Friedman Memorial 

Fund . ... ... . $4.84 

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

One-c]uarter of the income for 1964 of Lee M. Fried- 
man Fund for the Rare Book Department . $106 . 09 
(To be added to principal each year for fifteen 
years) 

Ernest R. Gordon $25 . 00 

(To be added to the Elizabeth M. Gordon 
Children's Book Fund) 

Income for 1964 of Helen 0. Storrow Fund . . $450 . 1 1 

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

One-half of the income for 1964 of The Wedgwood 
Club 25th Anniversary Fund in Memory of 

Mrs. Marcus A. Coolidge $22 . 79 

(To be added to principal) 

Further payment from the Sylvia A. H. Wilks 

Estate $21.13 

(To be added to the Dr. Samuel Abbot Green 
Memorial Fund) 



100 City Document No. 15 

Funds for Current Use 

Bell & Howell Company, Micro Photo Division . $2 . 00 

(For the purchase of books) 

Boston Authors Club $250.00 

(For expenses in connection with the books given 
by the Boston Authors Club) 

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Burghardt . . . . $10.00 

(For the purchase of a book in memory of Paul 
Marvin Pease) 

Morris Goodman $100.00 

(For the purchase of new books) 

Massachusetts Library Association .... $200.00 

(In recognition of certain services received from 
the Boston Public Library during the term of the 
Director as Vice President of the Association; 
to be added to the Trustees Fund, to be used 
at the discretion of the Director) 

Pauline S. Stitt _. . $10.00 

(For the purchase of books for the Music De- 
partment) 

West Roxbury Post 167, American Legion . . $60.00 

(For the purchase of books in the field of Ameri- 
can History, for the West Roxbury Branch Li- 
brary) 

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

(For use in connection with the Boston Print- 
makers Seventeenth and Eighteenth Annual 
Print Exhibitions for the granting of two Al- 
bert H. Wiggin Memorial Purchase Prizes in 
the amount of one hundred dollars each) 

Frank Wolny $10.00 

(For the purchase of books) 

Other Gifts 

Friends of the Mattapan Branch Library. 

Coffeemaker for the Mattapan Branch Library. 

Gordon C. Prince. 

Plaster bust of his grandfather, the Honorable 
Frederick O. Prince, a former Trustee of the 
Library. 

Gifts for the North End Branch Library 
(Opened in new building at 25 Parmenter Street on May 5, 1965) 



Boston Public Library 101 

Funds for Current Use 

Marion M. Burton $5.00 

(For miscellaneous purposes) 

Eliot School $18.94 

(For miscellaneous purposes) 

Friends of the North End Branch Library . $19.00 

(For the planting and other incidental replace- 
ments in connection with the pool area) 

Julie Billiart High School $20.00 

(For miscellaneous purposes) 

Margaret E. Lewis $25.00 

(For miscellaneous purposes) 

Dina G. Malgeri $5.00 

(For miscellaneous purposes) 

Pietrina Mara\'igna $5.00 

(For miscellaneous purposes) 

Michelangelo School $16.36 

(For miscellaneous purposes) 

Emilie Pugliano . . . . . . . . $5.00 

(For miscellaneous purposes, in memory of As- 
bury H. Herrick) 

Emilie Pugliano . . . . . . . . $50.00 

(For miscellaneous purposes, in memory of her 
mother, Mrs. Angelo Pugliano) 

St. Anthony's Grammar School $20.00 

(For miscellaneous purposes) 

St. John's Grammar School $10.00 

(For miscellaneous purposes) 

St. Mary's Grammar School $15.00 

(For miscellaneous purposes) 

The Thursday Morning Group . . . . . $10.00 

(For miscellaneous purposes, in memory of 
Ashbury H. Herrick) 

Mr. and Mrs. Carlo G. Tramontossi . . . . $10.00 

(For miscellaneous purposes, in memory of 
Ashbury H. Herrick) 

Other Gifts 
Howard Kellett. 
Pottery bowl. 

Joseph Martignetti, in the name of the Martignetti 
Family. 
Silver Paul Revere bowl. 

Emilie Pugliano, in memory of her mother. 
Steuben Glass vase. 



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City Document No. 15 



OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1965 

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

Director's Office 

Director, and Librarian 



Special Assistant for Library and 
Regional Development 

Consultant to the Director (for the 
Care of the Collections) 

Assistant to the Director, Secretary 
of the Trustees, Clerk of the Cor- 
poration 

Assistant to the Director (for Li- 
brary Matters) 
Office of Records, Files, Statistics 

Chief of Records, Files, Statistics 



Philip J. McNiff 
Milton E. Lord 
Bradford M. Hill 

Elizabeth B. Brockunier 
Elizabeth L. Wright 
Sarah M. Usher 



Division of Personnel 



Personnel Office 



Assistant Director (for Personnel) 
Library Personnel Officer 



Vacant 

Catherine M. MacDonald 



Division of Information 



Information Division Office 
Assistant Director (for Information) 

Library Publications Officer 
Information Office 

Chief of Information Office 
Exhibits Office 

Chief of Exhibits Office 



Francis X. Moloney 
(On leave of absence) 
Edward J. Montana 

Helen H. Sevagian 

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 
Readers Services) 
Coordinator of Book Selection 
Coordinator of Cataloging and Classi- 
fication 
Coordinator of the Arts 
Coordinator of the Humanities 
Coordinator of the Social Sciences 



PhiHp J. McNiff 



Vacant 



Vacant 

Russell A. Scully 

Alice E. Hackett 

Vacant 

Vacant 

Mildred C. O'Connor 



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103 



Coordinator of General Reference Ser- 
^'ices 

Coordinator of Science and Technology 

Keeper of Rare Books 

Keeper of Prints 

Acting Chief of Book Selection for 
Reference and Research Ser\'ices 

Chief of Cataloging and Classification 
for Reference and Research Services 

Chief, General Reference Department, 
and Curator of the PubHc 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 Music 

Curator of Religion, Philosophy, Psy- 
chology 

Curator of the Social Sciences 

Curator of Go^'ernment Documents 

Acting Curator of Education 

Business Branch Librarian 

Curator of the Engineering Sciences 

Curator of the Biological Sciences 

Curator of the Physical Sciences 

Chief of Book Stack Ser\ice 

Acting Liter-Library Loan Officer 

Officer-in-Charge 

Officer-in-Charge 



B. Joseph O'Neil 

Vacant 

John E. Alden 

Sinclair H. Hitchings 

Russell A. Scully 

Mary D. Farrell 

Rosalie A. Lang 
B. Joseph O'Neil 
Martin F. Waters 
G. Florence Connolly 
Macy J. Margolis 
Ellen M. Oldham 
Vacant 
Ruth Bleecker 

Vacant 

Mildred C. O'Connor 

Mary F. Daly 

Mildred C. O'Connor 

Rita M. Dinneen 

Gerald L. Ball 

Vacant 

Vacant 

Frank P. Bruno 

Martin F. Waters 

V. Lloyd Jameson 

William R. Lewis 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 



Chief Librarian of Heme Reading and 

Community Services 
Assistant to the Chief Librarian of 
Home Reading and Community 
Services 
Supervisor of Home Reading Services 
Coordinator of Book Selection 
Coordinator of Cataloging and Classi- 
fication 
Coordinator of Adult Services 
Coordinator of Children's Services 
Coordinator of Young Adult Services 

Branch Librarians 

Adams Street 
Allston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 



John M. Carroll 



Ruth S. Cannell 
Ada A. Andelman 
Russell A. Scully 

Ahce E. Hackett 
Kathleen B. Hegarty 
Ruth B. Hayes 
M. Jane Manthorne 



Margaret A. Morgan 
Christiana P. Jordan 
Frances C. Lepie 
Elinor D. Conley 



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City Document No. 15 



Branch Librarians 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Egleston Square 

Faneuil 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

South End 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West Roxbury 
Bookmobile Librarian 
Chief of Audio-Visual Department 
Acting Chief of Book Selection for 

Home Reading Services 
Acting Chief of Cataloging and Classi- 
fication 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 



Eleanora N. Chaplik 
Laura H. Reyes 
Linda M. I vers 
Evelyn C. Billman 
Nura Globus 
Anne F. Coleman 
Ellen C. Peterson 
Geraldine M. Altman 
Madalene D. Holt 
Mildred Kaufman 
Alvis H. Price 
Bridie P. Stotz 
Alvis H. Price 
Geraldine S. Herrick 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary A. Hackett 
Dorothy K. Becker 
Marjorie M. Gibbons 
Rhoda Blacker 
Sarah Richman 
Geraldine T. Beck 
Pauline A. Walker 
Juha L. Miller 
Euclid J. Peltier 

Mary E. Obear 

Alice E. Hackett 

Gladys R. White 
Louis Polishook 
Mary G. Langton 
Grace B. Loughlin 
Beryl Y. Robinson 
Rose Moorachian 
Louisa S. Metcalf 



Division of General Library Operations 



Assistant Director (for General Library 
Operations) 

Supervisor of General Library Opera- 
tions 

Supervisor of General Library Opera- 
tions 

Library Operations Officer 

Superintendent of Library Buildings 

Principal Accountant 

Chief of Bindery 

Chief of Book Preparation Department 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department 



John J. Connolly 

Edmund R. Ettele 

Kevin T. FitzPatrick 
Mary C. Robbins 
Thomas P. Geoghegan 
Catherine A. Farrell 
Henry A. Fahey 
Mary M. McDonough 
Mary A. Rea 



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105 



Officers of the Library, Emeritus 

Director, and Librarian, Emeritus Milton E. Lord 

Chief Librarian, Division of Home 

Reading and Community SerWces, 

Emeritus Orlando C. Davis 

Keeper of Rare Books and Editor of 

Publications, Emeritus 
Superintendent of Library Buildings, 

Emeritus 
Superintendent of Library Buildings, 

Emeritus 
Deputy Assistant to the Director, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Book Selection for Home 

Reading Ser\'ices, Eineritus 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

for Home Reading Services, Emeritus 
Chief of History Department, Emeritus 
Chief of Liformation Office, Emeritus 
Chief of Music Department, Emeritus 
Chief of School Issue Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Science and Technology De- 
partment, Emeritus 
Curator of Education, Emeritus 
Business Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Eyneritus 



Zoltan Haraszti 

Jeremiah J. Danker 

WiUiam F. Quinn 

Samuel Green 

Edna G. Peck 

Ethel M. Hazlewood 
Laura R. Gibbs 
Elizabeth B. Boudreau 
Richard G. Appel 

Beatrice M. Flanagan 



Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 
Branch Librarian 



Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 



Loraine A. Sullivan 
Anna L. Manning 
Dorothy M. Lovett 
Edith H. Bailey 
Margaret C. Donaghue 
Mary K. Harris 
Marion R. Herzig 
Marion C. Kingman 
Sara A. Lyon 
Marjorie A. Obenauer 
Dorothy N. Pitman 
Annie Reis 
Katherine S. Rogan 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Theodora B. Scoff 
Pearl B. Smart 
Geneva Watson 
Rebecca E. Willis 



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City Document No. 15 



STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Expenditures For Personnel: 

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



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

tures 

Repairs and servicing of equipment 
Transportation of persons 
Miscellaneous contractual services 



and struc 



Expenditures For Supplies And Materials: 

Automotive 

Heating 

Household 

Medical and hospital 

Office 

Miscellaneous 

Books : 

City appropriation . . . $304,996.35 
Trust funds income . . . 55,398.56 



Manuscripts: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Periodicals: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Newspapers: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Microfilms: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

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

Recordings : 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Films: 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 

Miscellaneous : 

City appropriation 
Trust funds income 



^,027. 45 



10,259.82 
1,410.05 



$4,740.16 
2,015.15 



$2,379.68 
598.03 



51,591.76 
5,227.00 



53,079.94 
110.45 



$11,828.86 



$12,995.81 
3,243.44 



2,776,920.64 
242,586.30 



$23,944 


96 


85,903 


57 


1,510 


00 


3,342 


03 


22,068.42 


6,073 


.19 


3,602 


94 


125,064 


12 



$3,019,506.94 



$11.97 

15,853.22 

9,645.42 

8.90 

41,234.33 

39,104.47 



360,394.91 



8,027.45 



31,669.87 



6,755.31 



2,977.71 



6,818.76 



3,190.39 



11,828.86 



16,239.25 



271,509.23 



553,760.82 



Carried forward $3,844,776.99 



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107 



AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1965 

Receipts From: 

General appropriation 1965 $3,947,877.77 

Income from trust funds 88,183.93 



Gifts for Current Use: 

Bell & Howell Company . . $2.00 

Boston Authors Club . . . 250.00 

Morris Goodman .... 100.00 

North End Branch Library, No. 1 19.00 

North End Branch Library, No. 2 215.30 

PaulM. Pease 10.00 

Dr. Pauline G. Stitt . . . 10.00 

Trustees' Fund . . . . 200.00 
West Roxburv Post 107, American 

Legion . " 60.00 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 

Foundation 200.00 

Frank Wolny 10.00 



1,076.30 



$4,037,138.00 



Carried forward $4,037,138.00 



108 



City Document No. 15 



STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forward $3,844,776.99 

Expenditures for Current Charges and Obligations: 

Insurance $812.00 

Rent 48,463.07 



Expenditures for Equipment: 
Office furniture and equipment 
Miscellaneous equipment 



Special Appropriations: 

Construction of buildings and original equipment 

and furnishings thereof (Revenue) . 
Construction of buildings and original equipment 
and furnishings thereof (Non-revenue) . 
RemodeUng, reconstruction and extraordinary- 
repairs to buildings 

Special Items: 

Trust funds income, miscellaneous $7,257.85 
Trust funds income, salaries . . 8,499 . 30 

Trust funds income, scholarships . 1,000.00 

Trust funds income, travel . . 4,171.64 



James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 



Gifts for Current Use: 



John Alden 
Anonymous A . 
Anonymous B . 
Anonymous C . 
Bell & Howell Company- 
Boston Authors Club 
Mrs. Minier Baker Despain 
Morris Goodman 
North End Branch Library, No. 1 
North End Branch Library, No. 2 
Paul Marvin Pease .... 

Trustees Fund 

West Roxbury Post 167, American 

Legion 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 

Foundation 

Mrs Frieda Wyman 



Binding Department: 

Salaries 

Gas 

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



$57.77 

20.00 

75.00 

10.00 

2.00 

210.00 
.54 

214.40 
13.53 
66.39 
10.00 
85.94 

55.39 

100.00 
12.50 



$12,791.93 
6,432.50 



$36,894.80 

22,382.84 

111,358.11 



49,275.07 



19,224.43 



170,635.75 



$20,928.79 
171.70 



933.46 



$107,893.52 

98.69 

110.40 

1.00 

6,757.37 

95.00 

89.92 



22,033.95 



115,045.90 



Carried forward $4,220,992.09 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1965 



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Brought forward $4,037,138.00 

Balances Brought Forward from 19G4: 

City appropriation $5,570.00 

Trust funds income 33,817.89 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account . . 10,679.21 



Gifts for Current Use: 




John Alden .... 


$57.77 


Anonj'mous A . . . 


20.00 


Anonymous B . . . 


100.00 


Anonymous C . . . . 


10.00 


Mrs. Evelvn L. Avery 


50.00 


Boston Authors Club . 


210.00 


Centennial Fund . 


178.00 


Mrs. Minier Baker Despain 


.54 


Director's Fund . 


3.23 


Eastern Massachusetts Region 




Women's American ORT 


5.00 


Fanny Goldstein Memorial Ju 




daica Book Fund 


180.00 


Morris Goodman . 


203.40 


Sidney R. Rabb . 


50.00 


Lucien E. Taylor 


25.00 


Trustees' Fund . . . . 


13.11 


Frieda Wyman . . . , 


12.50 



1,118.55 



Special Appropriations: 

Construction of buildings and 
original equipment and fur- 
nishings thereof (Reyenue) . $135,880.47 

Construction of buildings and 
original equipment and fur- 
nishings thereof (Non-revenue) 514,379 . 50 

Departmental equipment loan 

(Non-revenue) . . . . 119.78 

RemodeUng, reconstruction and 
extraordinary repairs to build- 
ings 220,550.07 



Revenue on hand 



870,929.82 
1,599.86 



923,715.33 
$4,960,853.33 



Carried forward $4,960,853.33 



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City Docxtment No. 15 



STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 
Brought forward 



$4,220,992.09 



Amounts Paid into the City Treasury : 

Fines 

Sale of publications 

Sale of newspapers 

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

Sale of waste paper 

Non-resident borrowers' fees . 
Miscellaneous receipts .... 



$82,941.30 

90.39 

10.70 

3,171.99 

1,268.55 

1,228.69 

28.50 

16,092.00 

1,077.73 



Balances, December 31, 1965: 

Trust funds income $25,042.90 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account . . 10,507.51 



105,909.85 



Gifts for Current Use: 

Anonymous B. 

Mrs. Evelyn L. Avery 

Boston Authors Club 

Centennial Fund . 

Director's Fund 

Eastern Massachusetts Region, 
Women's American ORT 

Fanny Goldstein Memorial Ju- 
daica Book Fund 

Morris Goodman . 

North End Branch Library, 
No. 1 

North End Branch Library, 
No. 2 

Sidney R. Rabb . 

Dr. Pauline G. Stitt 

Lucien E. Taylor . 

Trustees' Fund 

West Roxbury Post 167, Ameri- 
can Legion .... 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 
Foundation 

Frank Wolny .... 



$25.00 

50.00 

250.00 

178.00 

3.23 

5.00 

180.00 
89.00 

5.47 

148.91 
50.00 
10.00 
25.00 

127.17 

4.61 

100.00 
10.00 



Special Appropriations: 

Construction of buildings and 
original equipment and fur- 
nishings thereof (Revenue) 

Construction of buildings and 
original equipment and fur- 
nishings thereof (Non-revenue) 

Departmental equipment loan 
(Non-revenue) . . . . 

Remodeling, reconstruction and 
extraordinary repairs to build- 
ings 



General Appropriation : 

Amount carried forward to 1966 
Surplus credit balance . 



$98,985.67 

491,996.66 
119.78 

109,191.96 



L,138.34 
17.17 



1,261.39 



Income on hand 



700,294.07 



1,155.51 
1,561.81 



739,823.19 



To balance $5,066,725.13 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1965 
Brought forward $4,960,853.33 

Receipts from: 

Fines $82,938.21 

Sale of publications 79 . 69 

Sale of newspapers 1 1 . 60 

Payments for lost books and damages . . . 3,190.08 

Commission on coin locks 1,268.55 

Commission on telephone stations .... 1,228.69 

Sale of waste paper 28 . 50 

Non-resident borrowers' fees 16,023.00 

Miscellaneous receipts 1,103.48 

105,871.80 

$5,066,725.13 



To balance $5,066,725.13 



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