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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1945 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 



CONTENTS 



I — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1945 

II — Appropriations and Expenditures for 
Personnel, 1930-1945 

III — Appropriations and Expenditures for 

Books 

IV — Personnel 
V — Book Stock 

VI — Use of Books . 

.VII — The Catalogs 

VIII — Printing and Binding 

IX — Lectures, Concerts, Exhibitions 

X — Trust Funds .... 

XI — Officers of the Library, 

as of December 31,1 945 . 

Financial Statement .... 



9 
14 
37 
44 
49 
50 
54 
63 

79 

82 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930 - 1945 



Total Expenditures, 1930 - 1945 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 


FROM ANNUAL 

CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$1,132,520.06 
1.239.257.45 
1.147.579.89 
1.000.431.87 
1.065,367.44 
1,139,114.88 
1,116,657.14 
1 ,204,994.47 
1.231,278.52 
1,231,198.08 
1,232,633.01 
1,274,184.45 
1.272,554.07 
1.254,573.76 
1,280,646.51 
1,309,615.79 


FROM SPECIAL 

CITY 

APPROPRIATIONS 

$237,962.1 1 

309.794.65 

126.345.78 

1 .027.43 

41.049.17 

36.295.49 

74,434.97 

73,204.16 

66,243.11 

39,997.19 

52,930.24 

37,398.01 

92.356.86 

72,904.22 

11,913.99 


FROM 

INCOME OF 

TRUST FUNDS 

$22,796.21 
20.839.73 
22,801.04 
26,633.94 
19,083.82 
24,496.50 
58,826.03 
51,161.81 
86,338.96 
119,899.86 
128.403.69 
93,969.34 
50,625.70 
61,016.62 
40,839.88 
42,695.41 


FROM 

GIFTS FOR 

IMMEDIATE USE 


TOTAL 

$1,393,278.38 
1,569,891.83 
1,296,726.71 
1,028,093.24 
1.125.500.43 
1.199.906.87 
1,249,924.97 
1,329,567.12 
1,383,860.59 
1,391.169.10 
1.414.055.74 
1.405.816.49 
1.415.806.83 
1.388.579.81 
1 .334,486.88 
1,352,698.88 








$6.83 

206.68 


73.97 

88.80 

264.69 

270.20 

85.21 

1 .086.50 

387.68 



Distribution of Expenditures From Annual Cirv Appropriations, 1930-1945 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 



salaries 


books and other 


ALL OTHER 




AND wages 


library materials 


ACCOUNTS 


TOTAL 


$809,530.41 


$159,999.97 


$162,989.68 


$1,132,520.06 


852,987.17 


190,636.12 


195,634.16 


1,239,257.45 


853,680.10 


159,970.58 


133.929.21 


1,147.579.89 


788,603.37 


87,323.50 


124.505.00 


1,000.431.87 


821,974.51 


98,291.63 


145,101.30 


1.065,367.44 


912,339.26 


99,233.95 


127,541.67 


1,139,114.88 


930,788.04 


54,999.98 


130,869.12 


1,116.657.14 


975,751.61 


81,522.49 


147,720.37 


1 ,204.994.47 


1,023,225.41 


73.874.93 


134,178.18 


1,231,278.52 


1,032.696.19 


54,999.97 


143.301.92 


1,231,198.08 


1 .045,735.40 


57,499.94 


129,397.67 


1.232,633.01 


1,043,754.52 


74,999.47 


155,430.46 


1,274.184.45 


1,062,220.17 


88,000.00 


122,333.90 


1 ,272,554.07 


1,036,381.35 


75,000.00 


143,192.41 


1 ,254.573.76 


1,058,671.96 


80,000.00 


141,974.55 


1.280.646.51 


1.064,343.72 


81,701.74 


163,570.33 


1.309,615.79 



[2] 

Distribution of Expenditures From Special City Appropriations, 1930 - 1945 



YEAR 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 



central library BRANCH 

FOUNDATIONS, LIBRARIES 

ROOF CONSTRUCTION NEW 

& IMPROVEMENTS BUILDINGS 



$206,391.46 

254.871.40 

13,125.06 



4.867.40 

7,997.34 

11,131.75 

12,251.72 



14.743.24 



58,606.53 

52.488.25 

6,138.99 



$31,570.65 

54,923.25 

113,220.72 

1 ,027.43 

6.80 

5,705.30 

1 ,597.40 



RELIEF 

PROJECTS 

(WPA, ETC.) 



$41,042.37 
25.722.79 
64,840.23 
62,072.41 
53,991.39 
39,997.19 
38.187.00 
37,398.01 
23,415.38 
9,637.51 



CIVILIAN 

DEFENSE 
ACTIVITIES 



$10,334.95 

10,778.46 

5,775.00 



$237,962.1! 

309,794.65 

126,345.78 

1,027.43 

41,049.17 

36,295.49 

74,434.97 

73.204.16 

66,243.11 

39.997.19 

52,930.24 

37,398.01 

92,356.86 

72,904.22 

11,913.99 



Distribution of Expenditures From Income of Trust Funds, 1930 - 1945 





BOOKS AND OTHER 




YEAR 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


SALARIES 


1930 


$22,466.21 


$180.00 


1931 


19,259.55 


1,480.18 


1932 


20,045.62 


2,755.42 


1933 


23,873.19 


2,760.75 


1934 


16,996.57 


2,087.25 


1935 


22,264.83 


1 ,602.67 


1936 


56,909.96 


1 ,274.07 


1937 


49,641.81 


1,128.00 


1938 


82,756.96 


3,126.00 


1939 


116,257.43 


3,257.33 


1940 


124,618.89 


2,070.00 


1941 


92,182.66 


1,500.00 


1942 


48,447.64 


1 ,500.00 


1943 


58,488.39 


1,704.33 


1944 


39,735.05 


625.00 


1945 


41,370.31 


481 .65 



$150.00 
100.00 



629.00 
642.00 
392.00 
456.00 
385.10 
1,714.80 
286.68 
678.06 
823.90 
479.83 
843.45 



$22,796.21 
20,839.73 
22,801.04 
26,633.94 
19,083.82 
24,496.50 
58,826.03 
51,161.81 
86.338.96 
119,899.86 
128.403.69 
93,969.34 
50,625.70 
61.016.62 
40,839.88 
42,695.41 



Distribution of Expenditures From Gifts for Immediate Use, 1930 - 1945 



BOOK AND other 
LIBRARY MATERIALS 



1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 



$6.83 
206.68 

73.97 

88.80 

264.69 

270.20 

85.21 

1,086.50 

387.68 



[3] 

II 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1930- 1945 

Total Appuopriations and Expenditures for All Personnel, 1930 - 1945 





AMOUNT 


AMOUNT 


UNEXPENDED 


YEAR 


APPROPRIATED 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


1930 


$812,000.00 


$809,530.41 


$2,469.59 


1931 


858,903.00 


852,987.17 


5.915.83 


1932 


858,000.00 


853,680.10 


4.319.90 


1933 


800,000.00 


788,603.37 


11,396.63 


1934 


824,719.00 


821,974.51 


2,744.49 


1935 


915,000.00 


912,339.26 


2,660.74 


1936 


921,000.00 
985,000.00 


930,788.04* 
975,751.61 




1937 


9,248.39 


1938 


1,039,175.00 


1,023,225.41 


1 5,949.59 


1939 


1 ,039,859.34 


1,032,696.19 


7.163.15 


1940 


1.065,000.00 


1,045,735.40 


19,264.60** 


1941 


1.065,000.00 


1,043,754.52 


21,245.48*** 


1942 


1 ,065,000.00 


1,062,220.17 


2,779.83 


1943 


1,065,000.00 


1.036,381.35 


28,618.65**** 


1944 


1 ,065,000.00 


1,058,671.96 


6,328.04t 


1945 


1 ,065,000.00 


1,064,343.72 


656.28 



* To take care of the commitments above the amount appropriated for 1936, the 
sum of $9,788.04 was transferred from unexpended balances in other accounts 
of the L.ibrary. 
** $18,775.53 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
*** $18,693.10 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
**** $16,055.83 transferred to other accounts of the Library, and $5,844.33 trans- 
ferred to other City of Boston Departments at the request of the Budget Com- 
missioner of the City of Boston. 
t $5,587.13 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For All Personnel, 1930-1945 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


%0F 


%)0F 




FOR SALARIES & WAGES 


CHANCE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR ALL PERSONNEL 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.26 







1930 


809,530.41 


+5.1% 


+5.1% 


1931 


852,987.17 


+5.4% 


+ 10.7% 


1932 


853,680.10 


+0.1% 


+ 10.8%, 


1933 


788,603.37 


-7.7% 


+2.4% 


1934 


821,974.51 


+4.2% 


+6.7% 


1935 


912,339.26 


+ 11.0% 


+ 18.3% 


1936 


930,788.04 


+2.0% 


+20.8% 


1937 


975.751.61 


+4.8% 


+26.6% 


1938 


1.023,225.41 


+4.8% 


+32.7% 


1939 


1,032,696.19 


+0.9% 


+33.9% 


1940 


1,045.735.40 


+ 1.2% 


+35.7% 


1941 


1,043,754.52 


-0.2% 


+35.4% 


1942 


1,062,220.17 


+ 1.7% 


+37.8%o 


1943 


1,036,381.35 


-2.4% 


+34.5% 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


+2.2% 


+37.4% 


1945 


1 ,064,343.72 


+0.5% 


+38.2% 



[4] 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Regular Service 
(Fui.L-TiME Personnel), 1930 ^ 1945 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


7oOF 


%0F 




FOR SALARIES & WAGES 


CHANCE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR REGULAR SERVICE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 






1930 


694.183.74 


+4.6% 


+4.6% 


1931 


734,150.50 


+5.8% 


+ 10.67o 


1932 


746,221.52 


+ 1.6% 


+ 12.4% 


1933 


683,618.0! 


-8.4% 


+3.0% 


1934 


682,797.16 


-0.1% 


+2.9% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+ 17.1% 


+20.4% 


1936 


833,763.88 


+4.3% 


+25.8% 


1937 


875,957.34 


+5.1% 


+32.1% 


1938 


932,579.59 


+6.5% 


+40.7% 


1939 


945.123.21 


+ 1-3% 


+42.5% 


1940 


954,292.69 


+ 1.1% 


+43.8% 


1941 


941,707.31 


-1.3% 


+41.8% 


1942 


939.370.95 


-0.2% 


+41.5% 


1943 


918,763.36 


-2.2% 


+38.4% 


1944 


933,028.30 


+ 1.6% 


-|-40.67o 


1945 


940,227.10 


+0.87o 


+41.6% 



Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel, Etc), 1930 - 1945 





TOTAL expenditures 


%0F 


7c OF 




FOR salaries & WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR EXTRA SERVICE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 






1930 


112,214.67 


+7.8% 


+7.8% 


1931 


1 1 5,888.67 


+3.3% 


+11.3% 


1932 


105,448.58 


-9.0% 


+ 1.4% 


1933 


102,982.11 


-2.3% 


-i.07o 


1934 


1 1 1 ,792.41 


+8.6% 


+7.4% 


1935 


96,330.61 


-13.8% 


-7.47o 


1936 


92.411.73 


-4.1 7o 


-11.17o 


1937 


97,706.13 


+5.7% 


-6.07o 


1938 


88,305.46 


-9.6% 


-15.17o 


1939 


85,661.98 


-3.0% 


-17.6% 


1940 


89,517.71 


+4.3% 


-1 1 .67r 


1941 


100.136.21 


+ 11.8% 


-3.77o 


1942 


120,983.22 


+20.6% 


+ 16.37" 


1943 


115.031.99 


-4.9% 


+ 10.6% 


1944 


122.061.66 


+6.1% 


+ 17.3% 


1945 


120,536.62 


-1.1% 


+ 15.87o 



[5] 



ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL. 1945 



Summary by Divisions 



Administrative Offices 



Regular Service 




$49,398.64 




Extra Service 








Part-time Service 


$2,188.08 






Evening Service 


2.26 






Sunday Service 


558.74 


2,749.08 




Total Expenditures for Administrative 


Offices 




$52,147.72 


Circulation Division 








Regular Service 




$451,950.35 




Extra Service 








Part-time Service 


$50,606.95 






Cleaning by the Hour 


9,650.35 






Sunday Service 


1,824.77 


62,084.07 




Total Expenditures for Circulation D 


ivision 






Reference Division 








Regular Service 




$243,756.77 




Extra Service 








Part-time Service 


$21,143.53 






Evening Service 


577.97 






Sunday Service 


11,592.14 


33,313.64 




Total Expenditures for Reference Division 




277,070.41 


Division of Business Operations 








Regular Service 




$195,121.34 




Extra Service 








Part-lime Service 


$443.65 






Evening and Holiday Service 


14,562.42 






Sunday Service 


7,383.76 


22,389.83 




Total Expenditures for 








Division of Business Operations 






217,511.17 


Miscellaneous Services 








Storytelling 




$3,490.00 




Stereopticon Operator 
Miscellaneous Services 




90.00 




Services 

L PERSONNI 






Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous 




3,580.00 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR AL 


:l 


$1,064,343.72 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES. 

1945 



unit 
Director's Office 
Personnel Office 
Training Oifice 
Information Office 
Records, Files and 

Statistics Office 



REGULAR PART-TIME 

SERVICE SERVICE 

$21,466.90 ^ 

10.334.77 

4,802.37 ■ 

8,201.68 



4,592.92 



$2,112.08 
76.00 



Total Expenditures for 

Administrative Offices $49,398.64 $2,188.08 



SERVICE 

$2.26 



$558.74 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$21,469.16 

10,334.77 

4,802.37 

10,872.50 

4,668.92 



$2.26 $558.74 $52,147.72 



[6] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN CIRCULATION DIVISION, 1945 



Unit 



Executive Staff 

Book Preparation Department 

Book Selection Department 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 

Branch Issue Department 

Open Shelf Department 

Registration Department 

Young Peoples Room 

School Issue Department 

Branch Libraries 

Total Expenditures for 
Circulation Division 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$25,594.64 

6,159.01 

3,595.14 

10.613.53 

17,803.99 

1 1 ,660.90 

13,041.49 

8,440.49 

10,261.85 

344,779.31 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 

$448.81 

199.85 



CLEANING BY SUNDAY TOTAL 

THE HOUR SERVICE SERVICE 



283.88 

959.76 

2,735.58 

872.63 
2,391.21 



42,717.23 $9,650.35 



$21.32 



629.30 
582.44 
591.71 



$26,064.77 

6,358.86 

3,595.14 

10,897.41 

18,763.75 

1 5.025.78 

13,623.93 

9,904.83 

12,653.06 

397,146.89 



$451,950.35 $50,608.95 $9,650.35 $1,824.77 $514,034.42 



Brvnch Libraries 

Allston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

South End 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Total Expenditures for 
Branch Libraries 



$13,511.46 
13,916.21 
13,032.96 

7,948.27 
13,673.84 
12,922.96 
10.896.11 
13,557.36 
1 1 ,708.96 
11,151.47 
11,104.67 
10,173.23 

7,499.94 

8,343.96 
16,910.92 
15,108.79 
10,525.41 

8.724.15 

6,460.17 
13,728.94 

7,928.87 
15,012.08 

6,064.40 
12,018.57 

9,103.43 
10,090.96 
13,244.99 

9,569.74 
17,214.68 
13,631.81 



$1,367.65 

1,251.45 

2,187.12 

2,096.99 

2,560.80 

1 ,688.86 

1 ,528.62 

1,616.96 

1,257.10 

912.46 

876.62 

1 ,802.40 

1,164.35 

500.91 

1,300.75 

1,797.94 

1,127.50 

721.35 

1 ,302.69 

1,211.03 

546.90 

611.58 

785.76 

1,041.68 

1 ,440.97 

1 ,268.73 

3,385.06 

2,090.27 

2,360.99 

911.74 



$607.50 
324.79 
220.54 



228.82 

153.% 

55.52 

171.17 
751.38 
620.47 

130.33 
147.00 
723.50 

1,094.10 
278.87 

1,180.20 
279.07 

1 ,095.50 
208.25 
113.33 



991.50 

69.76 

204.79 



$15 

15 

15 

10 

16 

14 

12 

15 

13 

12 

12 

12 

9 

8 

18 

17 

12 

9 

8 

15 

9, 

15, 

7, 

13, 

10, 

II, 

16, 

12, 

19, 

14, 



486.61 
,492.45 
,440.62 
045.26 
234.64 
840.64 
,424.73 
,328.28 
021.58 
063.93 
152.46 
,727.01 
284.76 
,844.87 
342.00 
053.73 
376.41 
,445.50 
,856.96 
,218.84 
655.97 
902.73 
,945.66 
268.50 
,657.73 
359.69 
630.05 
651.51 
645.43 
,748.34 



$344,779.31 $42,717.23 $9,650.35 



$397,146.89 



[7] 
EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN REFERENCE DIVISION, 1945 



Unit 



Executive Staff 

Book Selection Department 

Book Stack Service 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 

Fine Arts Department 

General Reference Department 

History Department 

Music Department 

Periodical and Newspaper Dept. 

Print Department 

Rare Book Department 

Science and 1 echnoiogy Dept. 

Statistical Department 

Teachers Department 

Business Branch 

"Unliquidated" Evening Service 

Total Expenditures for 
Reference Division 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$7,190.47 

4.059.33 

51,113.17 

49,183.35 

1 7,050.34 

18,380.11 

3,416.71 

6,651.44 

14,652.92 

6,714.80 

16,167.40 

11,302.75 

8,411.96 

6,172.21 

23,289.81 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 

$301.22 



EVENING 
-SERVICE 



6,100.25 

1,130.26 

2,226.70 

1,237.08 

403.55 

1 ,932.38 

2,128.60 

902.13 

1,184.19 

1 ,856.23 

983.59 

462.71 

294.64 



$284.42 
293.55 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 

$805.74 

3,909.29 

1,102.28 
1,653.47 
270.29 
498.13 
1,122.37 
248.15 
684.65 
497.35 
488.50 
311.92 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$8,297.43 

4,059.33 

61,122.71 

50,313.61 

20,379.32 

21,270.66 

4,090.55 

9,081.95 

17,903.89 

7,865.08 

18,036.24 

13,656.33 

9,884.05 

6,946.84 

23,868.87 

293.55 



$243,756.77 $21,143.53 $577.97 $11,592.14 $277,070.41 



[8] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS 
OPERATIONS, 1943 



Unit 



Business Office 

Accounting Department 

Binding Department 

Book Purchasing Department 

Buildings Department 

Cleaning 

Printing Department 

Shipping Department 

Stock Purchasing Department 

"Unliquidated" Evening Service 

Total Expenditures 
for Division of 
Business Operations 



EXTRA, EVENING 
REGULAR & HOLIDAY SUNDAY 
SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE 



$3,685.79 
11,152.92 
46,925.43 
28,274.22 
72,457.74 
12,747.65 
13,433.47 
4,254.78 
2,189.34 



$108.61 

443.65 
9,672.20 
4,017.81 

28.80 

735.00 



$6,113.28 
1 .270.48 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$3,685.79 

11.261.53 

46,925.43 

28,717.87 

88,243.22 

18.035.94 

13,433.47 

4.283.58 

2,189.34 

735.00 



$195,121.34 $15,006.07 $7,383.76 $217,511.17 



EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES. 1945 



Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for 
Miscellaneous Services 



$3,490.00 
90.00 



$3,580.00 



RECAPITULATION, 1945 



Regular Service 

Full-time Members of the Staff 



$940,227.10 



Extra Service 

Part-time Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Sunday Service 

Cleaning by the Hour 



$74,384.21 

17.373.60 

21,359.41 

7.419.40 



120.536.62 



Miscellaneous Services 
Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for All Personnel 



$3,490.00 
90.00 



3.580.00 



$1,064,343.72 



[9] 
III 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 

City Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and Other Library Materials 

1919 - 1945 



1919-20 












$50,000 


1920-21 












60,000 


1921-22 












100.000 


1922-23 












100,000 


1923-24 












90.000 


1924-25 












100,000 


1925* 












100.000-^ 


1926 












125.000 


1927 












125,000 


1928 












125.000 


1929 












140.000 


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 



* February 1 - December 31, 1925 only. 
Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 1930 - 1945 





FROM 


FROM INCOME 




year 


"CITY FUNDS 


OF TRUST FUNDS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$159,999.97 


$22,466.21 


$182,466.18 


1931 


190.636.12 


19.259.55 


209,895.67 


1932 


1 59.970.58 


20.045.62 


180,016.20 


1933 


87.323.50 


23.873.19 


111,196.69 


1934 


98,291.63 


16,996.57 


1 1 5,288.20 


1935 


99.233.95 


22,264.83 


121.498.78 


1936 


54.999.98 


56,909.96 


1 1 1 .909.94 


1937 


81.522.49 


49,641.81 


131.164.30 


1938 


73.874.93 


82,756.96 


156.631.89 


1939 


54.999.97 


116,257.43 


171.257.40 


1940 


57,499.94 


124,618.89 


182,118.83 


1941 


74,999.47 


92.182.66 


167,182.13 


1942 


88.000.00 


48.447.64 


136.447.64 


1943 


75.000.00 


58.488.39 


133,488.39 


1944 


80.000.00 


39,735.05 


119,735.05 


1945 


81.701.74 


41,370.31 


123.072.05 



10] 



Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials by Divisions, 1936-1945 



YEAR 

1936 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


circulation 
division 

$48,399.98 
3.983.70 


reference 
division 

$6,600.00 
52.926.26 


ENTIRE 
LIBRARY 
SYSTEM 

$54,999.98 
56.909.96 


Total 

1937 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$52,383.68 

$61,141.87 
2,482.09 


$59,526.26 

$20,380.62 
47.159.72 


$111,909.94 

$81,522.49 
49.641.81 


Total 

1938 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$63,623.96 

$56,631.10 
2,482.71 


$67,540.34 

$17,243.83 
80,274.25 


$131,164.30 

$73,874.93 
82.756.96 


Total 

1939 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$59,113.81 

$42,667.54 
1,898.52 


$97,518.08 

$12,332.43 
114.358.91 


$156,631.89 

$54,999.97 
116.257.43 


Total 

1940 

From City Funds 
From Irust Funds 


$44,566.06 

$56,100.44 
9,305.14 


$126,691.34 

$1,399.50 
115.313.75 


$171,257.40 

$57,499.94 
124.618.89 


Total 

1941 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$65,405.58 

$74,992.27 
3,340.50 


$116,713.25 

$7.20 
88.842.16 


$182,118.83 

$74,999.47 
92.182.66 


Total 

1942 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$78,332.77 

$87,991.81 
1,917.04 


$88,849.36 

$8.19 
46,530.60 


$167,182.13 

$88,000.00 
48,447.64 


Total 

1943 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$89,908.85 

$75,000.00 
1,174.83 


$46,538.79 
$57,313.56 


$136,447.64 

$75,000.00 
58.488.39 


Total 

1944 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$76,174.83 

$74,950.20 
720.79 


$57,313.56 

$5,049.80 
39,014.26 


$133,488.39 

$80,000.00 
39.735.05 


Total 

1945 

From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 


$75,670.99 

$78,211.92 
1,553.76 


$44,064.06 

$3,489.82 
39,816.55 


$119,735.05 

$81,701.74 
41370.31 


Total 


$79,765.68 


$43,306.37 


$123,072.05 



[11] 

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

1930 - 1945 



year 

1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 





total expenditures 




total 


for books and other 


percentages 


expenditures 


library materials 


OF expenditures 


from city funds 


FROM city funds 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,132,520.06 


$159,999.97 


14.12% 


1,239,257.45 


190,636.12 


15.38% 


1,147,579.89 


1 59.970.58 


13.94% 


1,000,431.87 


87.323.50 


8.73% 


1 ,065,367.44 


98,291.63 


9.23% 


1,139,114.88 


99,233.95 


8.1 1 % 


1.116,657.14 


54,999.98 


4.93% 


1,204,994.47 


81,522.49 


6.77% 


1,231,278.52 


73,874.93 


6.00% 


1,231,198.08 


54,999.97 


4.47% 


1,232,633.01 


57,499.94 


4.66% 


1,274,184.45 


74,999.47 


5.88% 


1.272,554.07 


88.000.00 


6.91% 


1.254,573.76 


75,000.00 


5.98% 


1,280,646.51 


80,000.00 


6.25% 


1,309.615.79 


81.701.74 


6.24% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures 

1930 - 1945 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 



total expenditures 
from city funds 
& trust funds 

$1,155,316.27 
1,260,097.18 
1,170,380.93 
1,027,065.81 
1,084,451.26 
1,163,611.38 
1,175,483.17 
1,256,156.28 
1,317,617.48 
1,351,097.94 
1,361,036.70 
1,368,153.79 
1,323,179.77 
1,315,590.38 
1,321,486.39 
1.352,311.20 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 




LIBRARY MATERIALS 


PERCENTAGES 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


& TRUST FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$182,466.18 


15.79% 


209,895.67 


16.65% 


180,016.20 


15.38% 


111,196.69 


10.82% 


1 1 5,288.20 


10.63% 


121,498.78 


10.44% 


1 1 1 .909.94 


9.44% 


131,164.30 


10.44% 


156,631.89 


11.89%, 


171,257.40 


12.67% 


182,118.83 


13.38% 


167,182.13 


11.82% 


136,447.64 


10.03% 


133,488.39 


10.15% 


119,735.05 


9.06% 


123,072.05 


8.85% 



[12] 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1945 

total expenditures 

for salaries total expenditures 

& wages for books 

CEAR from city FUNDS % FROM CITY FUNDS % TOTAL % 



1930 


$809,530.41 


84% 


$159,999.97 


16% 


$969,530.38 


100% 


1931 


852.987.17 


82% 


190,636.12 


18%, 


1.043.623.29 


100% 


1932 


853.680.10 


84% 


1 59.970.58 


16% 


1,013,650.68 


100% 


1933 


788.603.37 


90% 


87.323.50 


10% 


875,926.87 


100% 


1934 


821.974.51 


89% 


98.291.63 


11% 


920,266.14 


100% 


1935 


912.339.26 


90% 


99.233.95 


10% 


1.011,573.21 


100% 


1936 


930.788.04 


94% 


54.999.98 


6% 


985.788.02 


100% 


1937 


975.751.61 


92% 


81 .522.49 


8% 


1.057,274.10 


100% 


1938 


1.023,225.41 


93% 


73,874.93 


7% 


1.097.100.34 


100% 


1939 


1.032.696.19 


95% 


54.999.97 


5% 


1.087.696.16 


100% 


1940 


1.045,735.40 


95% 


57,499.94 


5% 


1.103.235.34 


100% 


1941 


1.043.754.52 


93% 


74,999.47 


7% 


1.118,753.99 


100% 


1942 


1.062,220.17 


92% 


88,000.00 


8% 


1,150,220.17 


100% 


1943 


1.036,381.35 


93% 


75,000.00 


7% 


1,111,381.35 


100% 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


93% 


80,000.00 


7% 


1,138,671.96 


100% 


1945 


1.064,343.72 


93 7o 


81,701.74 


7% 


1,146.045.46 


ioo7o 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1945 



total expenditures 





FOR SALARIES 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES 








& WAGES 




FOR BOOKS 










FROM CITY FUNDS 




FROM CITY FUNDS 








YEAR 


& TRUST FUNDS 


% 


& TRUST FUNDS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$809,710.41 


82% 


$182,466.18 


18% 


$992,176.59 


100% 


1931 


854.467.35 


80% 


209,895.67 


20% 


1 ,064,363.02 


100% 


1932 


856,435.52 


83% 


180,016.20 


17% 


1,036,451.72 


100% 


1933 


791,364.12 


88% 


111.196.69 


12% 


902,560.81 


100% 


1934 


824,061.76 


88% 


1 1 5,288.20 


12% 


939.349.96 


100% 


1935 


913,941.93 


88% 


121,498.78 


12% 


1,035.440.71 


100% 


1936 


932,062.11 


89% 


1 1 1 ,909.94 


11% 


1 ,043,972.05 


100% 


1937 


976.879.61 


88% 


131,164.30 


12% ^ 


1,108,043.91 


100% 


1938 


1,026,351.41 


87% 


156,631.89 


13% 


1,182.983.30 


100% 


1939 


1,035,953.52 


86% 


171,257.40 


14% 


1.207.210.92 


100% 


1940 


.1.047,805.40 


85% 


182,118.83 


15% 


1 .229.924.23 


100% 


1941 


1,045,254.52 


86% 


167,182.13 


14% 


1,212,436.65 


100% 


1942 


1.063.720.17 


89% 


136,447.64 


11% 


1,200.167.81 


100% 


1943 


1,038.085.68 


89% 


133.488.39 


11% 


1,171,574.07 


100% 


1944 


1 ,059.296.96 


90% 


119,735.05 


10% 


1,179,032.01 


100% 


1945 


1.064,825.37 


90% 


123,072.05 


109^. 


1,187,897.42 


100% 



[13] 

Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1945 









REQUESTED 










REQUESTED 




FOR BOOKS 










FOR SALARIES 




AND OTHER 








year 


& WAGES 


% 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$812,000.00 


84% 


$150,000.00 


16% 


$962,000.00 


100% 


1931 


883.903.00 


82% 


200,000.00 


18% 


1,083,903.00 


100% 


1932 


866.124.00 


81% 


200.000.00 


19% 


1,066,124.00 


ioo7o 


1933 


886,000.00 


84% 


163,000.00 


16% 


1.049.000.00 


100% 


1934 


830.569.56 


85% 


1 50,000.00 


15% 


980.569.56 


100% 


1935 


937.187.75 


86% 


1 50,000.00 


14% 


1. 087. 1 87.75 


100% 


1936 


940.039.28 


86% 


150,000.00 


\4% 


1 .090.039.29 


100% 


1937 


985.000.00 


87% 


1 50,000.00 


13% 


1.135,000.00 


100% 


1938 


1,055.000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1 ,205.000.00 


100% 


1939 


1.070,388.58 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1,220,388.58 


100% 


1940 


1.096.830.57 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1 ,246.830.57 


100% 


1941 


1 .065.000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1.2 1 5.000.00 


100% 


1942 


1.101.145.95 


88% 


1 50.000.00 


12% 


1.251.145.95 


100% 


1943 


1 ,065.000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1.215,000.00 


100% 


1944 


1 .065,000.00 


m% 


1 50,000.00 


12% 


1.215.000.00 


100% 


1945 


1 ,065.000.00 


m'/r 


1 50,000.00 


12^; 


1,215,000.00 


100% 



[14] 
IV 

PERSONNEL 

Cost and Number of Total Personnel, 1930 - 1945 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES & 
WAGES FOR ALL 

YEAR PERSONNEL 

1929 $770,367.26 

1930 809.530.41 

1931 852,987.17 

1932 853,680.10 
1933* 788,603.37 
1934* 821,974.51 

1935 912,339.26 

1936 930,788.04 

1937 975.751.61 

1938 1.023,225.41 

1939 1,032.696.19 

1940 1,045.735.40 

1941 1.043.754.52 

1942 1.062,220.17 

1943 1.036,381.35 

1944 1,058.671.96 

1945 1,064,343.72 



TOTAL PERSONNEL 

AS OF 

% OF CHANCE DECEMBER 3 1st % OF CHANCE 

FROM 1929 IN EACH YEAR FROM 1929 



+5.1% 
+ 10.7% 
+ 10.8% 
+2.4% 
+6.7% 
+ 18.3% 
+20.8% 
+26.6% 
+32.7% 
+33.9% 
+35.7% 
+35.4% 
+37.9% 
+34.5% 
+37.47o 
+38.2% 



602 




644 


+7.0% 


657 


+9.1% 


665 


+ 10.5% 


695 


+ 15.5% 


679 


+ 12.8% 


687 


+ 14.1% 


699 


+ 16.1% 


705 


+17.1% 


697 


+15.7% 


687 


+ 14.1% 


632 


+5.0% 


656 


+9.0% 


607 


+0.8% 


641 


+6.4% 


630 


+4.6% 


620 


+2.9% 



* Salary reductions were in effect from April 21, 1933 to December 31, 1934, 

Cost and Number of Regular Service, 1930 - 1945 



TOTAL NUMBER of 



YEAR 
1929 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933* 

1934* 

1935 

1936 

1937 

1938 

1939 

1940 

1941 

1942 

1943 

1944 

1945 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




REGULAR SERVICE 




FOR SALARIES & 




AS OF 




WAGES FOR REGULAR 


Vf OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 3 1 Sf 


'/( OF CHANGE 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


$663,747.98 




475 




694.183.74 


+4.6% 


512 


+7.87o 


734.150.50 


i 10.6% 


535 


+ 12.67o 


746,221.52 


+ 12.4% 


537 


+ 13.07o 


683.618.01 


13.0% 


550 


+ 15.87o 


682,797.16 


12.9% 


563 


+ 18.57., 


799,271.34 


-|20.4% 


571 


+20.27o 


833,763.88 


-]-25.8% 


578 


+21.77o 


875,957.34 


+32.1% 


592 


+24.67. 


932,579.59 


+40.7%. 


590 


+24.27o 


945.123.21 


+42.5% 


580 


+22.1 7o 


954,292.69 


+43.7% 


543 


+ 14.37o 


941,707.31 


+41.8% 


511 


+7.5% 


939,370.95 


+41.5% 


501 


+5.5% 


918,763.36 


1 38.4% 


511 


+7.5% 


933.028.30 


+40.67^) 


514 


+8.27o 


940,227.10 


+41.67. 


516 


+8.67o 



* Salary reductions were in effect from April 21, 1933 to December 31, 1934, 



[15] 

Cost and Number of Extra Service (Part-Time Personnel, etc.). 1930 - 1945 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES & 
WAGES FOR EXTRA 

YEAR SERVICE 

1929 $104,032.28 

1930 112,214.67 

1931 115,888.67 

1932 105,448.58 
1933* 102,982.11 
1934* 111,792.41 

1935 96,330.61 

1936 92,411.73 

1937 97,706.13 

1938 88,305.46 

1939 85,661.98 

1940 89,517.7! 

1941 100,136.21 

1942 120,983.22 

1943 115,031.99 

1944 122,061.66 

1945 120,536.62 



TOTAL EXTRA SERVICE 
PERSONNEL IN TERMS 

OF EQUIVALENT OF 
FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 
AS OF 
% OF CHANGE DECEMBER 31 sl % OF CHANGE 
FROM 1929 IN EACH YEAR FROM 1929 



-f7.8% 

+ 11.3% 

+ 1.4% 

-1.0% 

+7.4% 

-7.4% 

-11.1% 

-6.0% 

-15.1% 

-17.6% 

-13.9% 

-3.7% 

+16.9% 

+ 10.6% 

+ 17.3% 

+ l5.87o 



127 
132 
122 
128 
145 
116 
116 
121 
113 
107 
107 
89 
145 
106 
130 
116 
104 



+3.9% 

-3.97o 

+0.8% 

+14.1% 

-8.6% 

-8.6% 

-4.7% 

-1 1 .0% 

-I5.77<? 

-15.7% 

-29.9% 

+ 14.1% 

-16.5% 

+2.3% 

+8.67o 

-l8.Kr 



* Salary reductions were in effect from April 21, 1933 to December 31, 1934. 



[16] 
DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 

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

1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 

, General Administrative Offices 14 13 13 15 13 11 

Division of Business Operations 119 133 128 129 136 138 

Circulation Division 210 234 249 250 249 254 

Reference Division 132 132 145 143 152 160 

Total 475 512 535 537 550 563 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 - 

DEC.31 DEC. 31 DEd. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC.31 DEC. 3! 

1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 

Executive Department 11 10 10 12 9 — 

Editor's Department I 1 1 12 — 

T raining Class 2 2 2 2 2 — 

Training Office — — — — — — 

Director's Office — — — — — 11 

Information Office — — — — — — 

Personnel Office — — — — — — 

Records, Files and Slalislics Office — — — — — — 

Total 14 13 13 15 13 11 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 - 

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

1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 

Division of Business Operations. 

Executive Staff — — — — 7 5 

Business Office — — — — — — 

Auditor's Department 5 5 5 5 5 — 

Auditing Department — — — — — 5 

Accounting Department — — — — — — 

Ordering Department 13 16 16 16 — — 

Book Purchasing De{iartment — — — — 15 17 

Stock Purchasing Department — — — — 2 2 

Shipping Department — — — — 3 3 

Bindery Department 31 37 34 36 36 — 

Binding Department — — — — — 35 

Printing Department 6 6 6 6 5 6 

Engineers Department 41 43 43 42 — — * 

Buildings Department — — — — 45 45 

Cleaners 23 26 24 24 18 20 

Total 119 133 128 129 136 138 



[17] 

BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS. 1929 - 1945 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 I DEC. 31 DEC. 3 I DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 

11 10 12 II 13 13 11 18 23 22 22 

134 135 135 134 127 121 117 112 113 112 112 

259 258 259 258 257 254 245 234 233 237 233 

167 175 186 187 183 155 138 137 142 143 149 

571 578 592 590 580 543 511 501 51! 514 516 

1945 — GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 I DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 31 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 



— — — — — 2 2 2 2 2 2 
II 10 12 11 13 7 6 9 10 6 8 

1 I 2 6 6 4 

— — • — — — 3 2 5 5 5 5 

— — — — — . — — — 3 3 

II 10 12 II 13 13 II 18 23 22 22 
1945 — DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 I DEC. 31 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 

5 5 555445 — — — 

— — — . — — — — — 4 3 4 

5 5555 565 — — — 

— — _ — — — — — 7 7 7 

17 17 17 19 17 16 16 14 16 15 18 

2 2222222222 

3 3333323222 

34 34 34 33 34 32 30 30 31 26 27 

6 6566666665 

44 46 48 45 39 36 36 33 33 38 37 

18 17 16 16 16 17 15 14 12 13 10 
134 135 135 134 127 121 117 112 113 112 112 



8] 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 - 



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

1929 1930 1931 1932 



DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1933 1934 



Circulation Division, 

Executive Staff — — — — — 8 

Branch Department 25 29 32 31 28 — 

Centra! Office, Branch Libraries — — — — — 26 

Book Preparation Department — — — — — — 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. — — — — — — 

Branch Issue Department — — — — — — 

Book Selection Department — — — — — — 

Registration Department — — — — — — 

Open Shelf Department — — — — — — 

Childrens Department 8 8 8 8 6 5 

Young Peoples Room — — — — — — 

School Issue Department — — — — — — 

Allston 

Andrew Square 

Boylston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Kirstein 

Lowfer Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mount Bowdoin 

Mount Pleasant 

Neponsel 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

Roxbury Crossing 

South Boston 

South End 

Tyler Street 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Total 



4 


4 


6 


6 


7 


8 


4 


6 


6 


6 


5 


5 


4 


5 


4 


5 


6 


5 


7 


7 


7 


8 


7 


6 


8 


8 


9 


9 


9 


9 


2 


4 


4 


5 


4 


4 


7 


7 


7 


8 


8 


8 


6 


8 


9 


6 


7 


7 


11 


11 


10 


10 


11 


11 


3 


3 


4 


4 


6 


7 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


7 


10 


9 


9 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


5 


3 


3 


3 


5 


5 


5 


— 


3 


3 


3 


4 


3 


3 


5 


4 


4 


4 


4 


5 


6 


7 


9 


9 


9 


9 


13 


n 


10 


12 


12 


7 


7 


7 


5 


6 


6 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


4 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


8 


10 


10 


10 


10 


10 


3 


3 


3 


4 


4 


4 


3 


2 


7 


7 


8 


8 


— 


— 


3 


3 


3 


3 


5 


6 


7 


6 


6 


7 


4 


2 


3 


4 


3 


4 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


8 


7 


7 


7 


7 


4 


4 


3 


3 


4 


4 


10 


9 


9 


9 


10 


9 


9 


9 


11 


12 


10 


9 


6 


7 


8 


8 


7 


8 


210 


234 


249 


250 


249 


254 



[19J 

1945 — CIRCULATION DIVISION 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3! DEC. 3 I DEC. 3 1 DEC. 3 I DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 I DEC. 31 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 I94I 1942 1943 1944 1945 
8 8789778788 



26 26 26 23 21 — — 

— — 6 5 5 5 5 3 

— 4 4 4 4 6 7 

. — . — . 10 10 10 10 10 10 

— — 122222222 

— -_ — — — 10 8 7 8 8 7 

— — — . — — 7 7 6 6 6 6 

5 5 5 3 — 

5555544 

— — 787667 5 5 

8 8888878777 

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 

6 6 7 7 7 — 

7 7777766677 

9 9999997967 

4 4444444444 

8 8888677677 
— 7 7 6 6 7 7 

7 7 8 7 7 7 5 5 6 6 5 

11 II n 11 10 9 9 9 8 8 9 
7 7767776666 

6 6667777666 

7 7777766666 

6 6566 555556 

5 5556555564 
4 3 4 4 4 Closed July I, 1940 

4 4444444444 

9 9 11 10 10 9 9 8 7 9 8 

12 II 12 12 II 10 9 9 8 8 7 

6 6666664566 
4 4444444444 

3 3333343333 
10 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 7 8 8 

4 4444444445 

8 8888887877 

3 3233333333 

7 7777677777 

4 4 4 Closed July K 1938 

8 8777764543 

7 7676556655 
4 4 4 Closed July 1, 1938 

9 10 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 7 

— — — — 6 6 6 6 

10 10 9 10 9 9 9 9 8 9 8 

8 8888776677 

259 253 259 258 257 254 245 234 233 237 233 



[20] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 

1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 

Reference Division, Executive Staff — — — — 2 6 

Book Selection Department — — — — 2 2 
Book Selection Department, 

Reference Division — — — — — — 

Catalog Department 19 16 18 18 — — 

Shelf Department 15 17 17 16 — — 

Cataloging & Classification Dept. — — — — 33 33 

Registration Department 8 8 9 9 10 9 

Issue Department 36 30 35 35 38 40 

Book Stack Service — — — — — — 

Information Department 5 5 6 6 6 6 

Open Shelf Department — — — — — — 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals 25 24 25 25 20 — 

Genealogical Department — — — — 1 1 

Bates Hall Reference Desk — — — — — 5 

Bates Hall Centre Desk — — — — — 7 

Main Reading Room — — — — — — 

General Reference Department — — — — — — 

Newspaper Department — — — — — 2 

Periodical Department — — — — — 5 

Periodical and Newspaper Dept. — — — — — — 

Special Libraries Department 19 19 20 20 — — 
Fine Arts, Rare Book, and 

Technology Departments — — — — 21 — 
Technology, Fine Arts, and 

Music Departments — — — — — 16 

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

Music Department [4] [4] [4] [4] [41 [3] 

Science and Technology Department [4] [4] [4] [4] [3] [4] 

Patent Department — — — — 3 3 

Rare Book Department [3] [3] [4] [4] [6] 8 

Print Department — — — — — — 

Teachers Department — — — — 1 | 

Statistical Department 5 5 5 5 5 5 

History Department — — — — — — 

Business Branch — 8 10 9 10 11 

Total 132 132 145 143 152 160 



[21J 

1945 — REFERENCE DIVISION 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC. 3 1 

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 

8 10 II 11 II 7 4 4 3 3 3 
2 2 — 

— — 222222222 

~33 34 32 32 31 31 25 25 26 27 30 

9 9 10 10 10 Transferred to Circulation Division 

41 42 46 46 46 42 37 35 38 ^ — — 
— - — -38 39 

9 9 9 9 Trans, to General Adminisirative Offices 

9 Transferred to Circulation Division 



1 __ 

5 6 7 9 8 — — — — — — 

7 6 7 4 4 — — — — — — 

_ — — — — 10 11 II 10 - — — • 

- — — — — — — 10 II 

2 2 4 — — — — — — — — 

5 5 6 — — — — — — — — 

— — • — -10 10 8 7 8 8 8 8 



17 — . — — — — — — — 

[10] 10 10 10 10 10 9 7 9 9 9 

[4] 4555555443 

[3] 9 9 10 10 7 7 8 7 8 8 

3 — — — — — .. — — — — 

8 8788978888 

— — — — — ^ — 1 2 3 3 5 
2 3333333333 
5 5554443444 

— — — — — 3 2 2 2 2 2 
10 11 13 13 12 14 14 14 15 14 14 

167 175 186 187 183 155 138 137 142 143 149 



[22] 

Distribution of Full-Time Personncl by Categories, December 31, 1945 



LIBRARY WORKERS 



General Officers 
Chiefs of Departments 
Assistants to the Director 
Branch Librarians . 
Curators 

Assistant-in-Charge . 
First Assistants 
Administrative Assistant 
Children's Librarians 
Assistants, 5th Step . 
Second Assistants 
Executive Assistant . 
Children's Assistants 
Cataloeers 

AssislJils, 4th Step . 
Assistants 

Assistants (Ungraded Serv 
Probationary Assistants 
Unclassified Assistants 
Military Substitutes . 



9 

21 
4 

30 

2 

1 

27 

I 

24 

5 

23 

1 

6 

4 

4 

135 

13 

29 

45 

26 



Total 



410* 



Clerical and Mechanical "V^orkers 



Auditor 

Bookkeeper 

Clerk .... 

Clerk-Typists 

Shipper 

Clerk-Typist . 
Clerk- Messenger 

Chief of Binding Department 

.Finishers 

Forwarders 

Working Forewoman of Sewers 

Sewers 

Chief of the Printing Department 
Linotype Operators . 
Pressman, Cylinder . 
Pressman, Job 



1 

4 

10 

1 

9 



25 



This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent 
on military leave on December 31, 1945 and for whom there were no 
Military Substitutes. It does include, however, all other individuals on 
leave of absence at that date. 



[23] 



Carpenters 
[ Painters 



Superintendent of Buildings 

Engineers 

Steamfitter 

Working Foreman 

Carpenters 

Working Foreman 

Painter 

Head Electrician 

Electrician 

Electrician's Helpe 

Mason . 

Oiler . 

Janitors 

Janitor-Laborers 

Machinist's Helpei 

Bookcleaner and La! 

Watchman 

Elevator Attendants 

Housekeeper 

Cleaners 

Stenographer . 

Military Substitutes 

Total 

Temporary Cleaner . 
Temporary Mason . 
1 emporary Painters . 
Temporary Sewer 



2 
I 
I 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

19 
5 
1 
1 
1 

2 
1 

22 
1 
2 



69 

no* 

5 
115* 



Recapitulation of Full-Time Personnel, December 31, 1945 



Library workers 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 



410 
115 



Total 



525'* 



This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent 
on military leave on December 31, 1945 and for whom there were no 
Military Substitutes. It does include, however, ail other individuals on 
leave of absence at that date. 



[24] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 

as of December 31, 1945 

Classification of Personnel 

the ungraded service 

The Non-Technical Library Service 

Extra Assistant 
Unclassified Assistant 
Assistant 

THE GRADED SERVICE 
The Technical Library Service (Grades B and C"i 
Probationary Assistant 
Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Children's Assistant 
Executive Assistant 
Reference Assistant 
School Assistant 
Cataloger 
Classifier 

First Assistant 
Administrative Assistant 
Children's Librarian 
Reference Librarian 
School Librarian 
Cataloger and Classifier 

The Professional Library Service (Grade A) 

Chief of Department 
Branch Librarian 
Other Officers 

SALARY SCHEDULES 
The Ungraded Service 

the non-technical library service 
Part-Time Service 

Extra Assistants (by the hour only) 

High school students ... 30 cents per hour 

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

Isf year of such library employment 35 cents per hour 

2nd year of such library employment 40 cents per hour 
3rd and subsequent years of such 

library employment 45 cents per hour 

Unclassified Assistants (by the hour) 

Rates to be determined individually in each case, as for example: 

40 cents per hour 
45 cents per hour 
50 cents per hour 

or at hourly rates dependent upon the qualifications of the individual, 
and based on the weekly rates paid to Unclassified Assistants and As- 
sistants employed by the week in the Ungraded Service or to Probationary 
Assistants and Assistants in the Graded Service. 



[25] 



Full-Time Service 

Term Employment 



Unclassified Assistants 



Permanent Service 
Assistants 



$20.00-$30.00 



$23.0O-$30.O0 



The Graded Service 



(To be put into effect insofar as appropriated funds permit.) 
the technical library service (grades b and c) 



Probationary Service (Grade C) 



Probationary Assistant, Beginning 
Probationary Assistant, I st Step 
Probationary Assistant, 2nd Step 
Probationary Assistant, 3rd Step 
Probationary Assistant, 4th Step 
Probationary Assistant, 5th Step 



$20.00 
21.00 
22.00 
23.00 
24.00 
25.00 



Permanent Service (Grade B) 



Assistant, Beginning 










$25.00 


Assistant, 1st Step . 










29.00 


Assistant, 2nd Step 










33.00 


Assistant, 3rd Step 










37.00 


Second Assistant . 










41.00 


Children's Assistant 










4L0O 


Executive Assistant . 










41.00 


Reference Assistant 










4L00 


School Assistant 










41.00 


Cataloger 










4L00 


Classifier 










41.00 


Assistant, 4th Step 










41.00 


First Assistant 










45.00 


Administrative Assistant 










45.00 


Children's Librarian 










45.00 


Reference Librarian 










45.00 


School Librarian 










45.00 


Cataloger and Classifier 








45.00 


Assistant, 5th Step 










45.00 



THE PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE (gRADE a) 

Chiefs of Departments and Branch Librarians 

Chiefs of Departments . . . $2610-$3130 

Branch Librarians . . . . 2610- 3130 

Other Officers 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



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COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930 - 1945 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 



$12,269.86 
14.094.34 
5,626.78 
309.84 
29.880.0! 
15,891.29 
11,918.89 
47.137.52 
51.067.44 
31.127.91 
44.793.41 
54.943.1 1 
30,595.85 
10.632.70 
39.028.57 
30,861 .40 



DISTRIBUTION OF COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930-1945 



1930 
Increases for 1930 effective at various dates 

1931 

Overlay from increases effective in 1930 at various dates for 
which provision had lo be made in 1931 for payment over a 
full 12 months period ...... 

Increases for 1931 effective at various dales 



1932 

Overlay from increases effective in 1931 at various dates for 
which provision had to be made in 1932 for payment over 
a full 12 months period ...... 

Increases for 1932 ....... 



1933 

Overlay from increases effective in 1932 . 
Increases for 1933 effective at various dates 



$12,269.86 



$ 8,713.34 
5,381.00 



Total $14,094.34 



$ 5.626.78 

None 



Total $ 5.626.78 

None 

$ 309.84 



Total 



$ 309.84 



[31] 



1934 



Overlay from increases effechve in 1933 .....$ 501.79 
Increases from 1934 effective at various dates .... 29,378.22 



1935 



1936 



1937 



1938 



1939 



1940 



1941 



Total $29,880.01 



Overlay from increases effective in 1934 at various dates for 

which provision had to be made in 1935 for payment over 

a full 12 months period .......$ 1,583.02 

Increases for 1935 effective at various dates .... 14,308.27 



Total $15,891.29 



Overlay from increases effective in 1935 at various dates for 

which provision had to be made in 1936 for payment over 

a full 12 months period . . . . . . . $ 9,554.17 

Increases in 1936 effective October 30-December 31. 1936 . . 2.364.72 



Total $11,918.89 



Overlay from increases effective in 1936 only for October 30— 

December 31. 1936 but for which provision had to be made 

in 1937 for payment over a full 12 months period . . . $10,181.08 

Increases in 1937 effective June 4, 1937-December 31, 1937 . . 36,956.44 



Total $47,137.52 



Overlay from increases effective in 1937 only for June 4— 

December 31, 1937 but for which provision had to be made 

in 1938 for payment over a full 12 months period . . $26,948.68 

Increases in 1938 effective from June 3-December 31, 1938 24.118.76 



Total $51,067.44 



Overlay from increases effective in 1938 only from June 3— 

December 31, 1938 but for which provision had to be made 

in 1939 for payment over a full 12 months period . , $17,171.48 

Increases in 1939 effective September 27 -December 31, 1939 . . 13.956.43 



Total $31,127.91 



Overlay from increases effective in 1939 at various dates for 

which provision had to be made in 1940 for payment over 

a full 12 months period $44,793.41 

Increases in 1940 ........ None 



Total $44,793.41 



Overlay from increases effective in 1940 for which provision 
had to be made in 1941 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ......... None 

Increases in 1941 effective January 1, 1941 .... $54,943.11 



Total $54,943.1 1 



[32] 



1942 

Overlay from increases effective in 1941 for which provision 
had to be made in 1942 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1942 effective January I, 1942 on a pro rata 
basis (757o) 



1943 

Overlay from increases effective in 1942 for which 
had to be made in 1943 for payment over a full 1 
period ...... 

Increases in 1943 effective January 1, 1943, etc. . 



provision 
2 months 



Total 



1944 

Overlay from increases effective in 1943 for which 
had to be made in 1944 for payment over a full 1 
period ...... 

Increases in 1944 effective January 1, 1944, etc. . 



provision 
2 months 



Total 



1945 

Overlay from increases effective in 1944 for which 
had to be made in 1945 for payment over a full 
period ...... 

Increases in 1945 effective January I, 1945, etc. . 



provision 
1 2 months 



None 
$30,595.85 



Total $30,595.85 



None 
$10,632.70 

$10,632.70 



None 
$39,028.57 

$39,028.57 



None 

$30,861.40 



Total 



$30,861 .40 



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ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1945 



examination 

Ungraded Service 
General paper 

Graded Service 
General paper 

French paper 
German paper 
Italian paper 
Spanish paper 



INDIVIDUALS 


INDIVIDUALS 




WHO PASSED 


WHO FAILED 


TOTAL 


191 (58%.) 


136 (42%c) 


327 000%) 


33 (58%) 


24 (42%) 


57 (100%o) 


25 (63%) 
2 (67%) 
1 (100%) 
1 (25%) 


15 (37%) 
1 (33%) 


3 (75%) 


40 (100%o) 

3 (100%o) 
1 (100%c) 

4 (100%o) 



QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS, 1945 
The Graded Service 



EXAMINATION 

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

Central Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Branch Libraries (Q) 



INDIVIDUALS 


INDIVIDUALS 






WHO PASSED 


WHO FAILED 




TOTAL 


7 (78%) 

12 (86%) 

7 (64%) 


2 (22%) 
2 (14%) 
4 (36%) 


9 
14 
11 


(100%) 
(100%o) 

(100%) 


17 (81%) 


4 (19%) 


21 


(100%o) 


17 (89%) 


2 (11%) 


19 


(100%o) 



The Ungraded Service 



EXAMINATION 

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

Registration Procedure (Q) 
Reports and Statistics (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Central Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — 

Branch Libraries (Q) 



INDIVIDUALS 


INDIVIDUALS 




WHO PASSED 


WHO FAILED 


TOTAL 


6 (75%) 


2 (25%) 


8 (100%o) 


14 (82%) 


3 (18%) 


17 (100%o) 


17 (89%) 


2 (11%) 


19 (100%c) 


5 (100%) 





5 (100%) 


1 (100%) 





I (100%) 


2 (33%) 


4 (67%) 


6 (100%) 


5 (56'X) 


4 (44%) 


9 (100%,) 


4 (80%) 


1 (20%) 


5 (100%) 


4 (27%) 


11 (73%) 


15 (100%) 


4 (50%) 


4 (50%) 


8 (100%c) 



[35] 

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1945 

INDIVIDUALS INDIVIDUALS 

EXAMINATION WHO PASSED WHO FAILED TOTAL 

Advanced Languages-French (II) 6 (67?r) 2 (33%) 8 (100%) 

Advanced Languages-German (II) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 2 (100%) 

Boston as a Community (IV) 

Boston Public Library— History (III) 3 (lOO^O 3 (100%) 

Business— General Field (III) 2 (677^) 1 (33%) 3 (100%,) 

Cataloging (IV) I (50%) 1 (507O 2 (100%) 

Classification (V) 

Children's Literature (IV) 2(100%) 2(100%) 

Children's Work (V) 3 (50%) 3 (507o) 6 (100%) 

Documents— General Field (III) 1 (100%) 1 (100%) 

Education — General Field (III) — 

Extension Work (V) 

FineArts— General Field (III) 1(100%) 1(100%) 

Foreign Government Documents (V) 

History — General Field (III) 

History of the Book (III) 2(100%) 2(100%) 

Library Administration (V) I (100%) 1 (100%) 

Library Records (IV) 1 (lOO'/O 1 (100%) 

Literature— General Field (III) 9 (53%) 8 (47%) 17 (lOO^/c) 
Music — General Field (III) 



National and Trade Bibliography (III) 7(100''O 7(1007o) 

Newspapers — Special Field (IV) 

Periodicals— Special Field (V) 2(100%) 2(100%) 
Periodicals and Newspapers — 



General Field (III) 
Philosophy, Psychology, Religion — 

General Field (III) 

Public Library as an Institution (I) 12 (71%) 4 (29%) 16 (100%,) 

Science and Technology — General Field (III) — 

Social Sciences and History — 

General Field (II) 4 {bl%) 1 (33'/) 6 (100%) 

Social Sciences — General Field (HI) 

United States Government Documents (IV) 

Work with Schools (V) 

Special Fields— Subject Knowledge (IV) 7(88%) l(l27c) 8(100%) 
Special Fields — Bibliographical 

Knowledge (V) 10 (100%, 10 (lOO^o) 



[36] 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1945 



Eleanora N. Chapiik 
Sarah W. Flannery 
Dorothy Merrow 
Sarah Richman 
Eva J. Anttonen 
M. Regina Shay 

Catherine C. Boyer 
Leonard S. Burkat 
G. Florence Connolly 
Mary L. Dennison 
Ruth Fishburne 
Alice E. Hackett 
Ollie J. Partridge 
Eva J. Anttonen 
Dorothy K. Becker 
Mary V. Doyle 
Mary C. Robbins 

Jeremiah J. Danker 

Marion A. McCarthy 



First Assistant 
First Assistant 
First Assistant 
First Assistant 
Children's Librarian 
Children's Librarian 

Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Second Assistant 
Children's Assistant 
Children's Assistant 
Children's Assistant 
Executive Assistant 

Head Electrician 

Chief of Book Preparation Department, Emeritus 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1945 



Marion A. McCarthy, Chief of Book Preparation Department After 50 years of service 
William E. Cole, Elevator Attendant After 47 years of service 

Morris Rosenberg, Assistant After 45 years of service 

Charles Webster, Laborer After 39 years of service 

Elizabeth M. Brereton, Cleaner After 27 years of service 

Mary E. Ames, Branch Librarian After 22 years of service 



[37] 

V 

BOOK STOCK 

Total Number of Volumes in the Library as of December 31, 1945 



Reference Division 

Central Library . 
Business Branch 

Total for Reference Division 
Circulation Division 



1,187,359 
34,818 

1,222,177 1,222,177 



Open Shelf Department 


. 


13,020 


Young Peoples Room . 




11,615 


School Issue Department 




34,546 


Branch Issue Department 




38,791 


Branch Libraries 






Allston 


16,367 




Brighton 


18,641 




Charlestown . 


12,907 




City Point . 


11,169 




Codman Square 


16,504 




Connolly 


14,804 




Dorchester 


14,555 




East Boston . 


13.989 




Faneuil 


14,857 




Fellowes Athenaeum 


17.418 




Hyde Park . 


20,101 




Jamaica Plain 


15,310 




Jeffries Point 


7,790 




Lower Mills . 


9,353 . 




Mattapan 


17.504 




Memorial 


14.077 




Mt. Bowdoin 


1 1 .826 




Mt. Pleasant 


8,838 




Neponset 


7,111 




North End . 


12,618 




Orient 1 leiqhis 


8,988 




Parker Hill . 


11,926 




Phillips Brooks 


6,515 




Roslindale 


14,513 




South Boston 


12,396 




South End . 


14,950 




Uphams Corner 


16.780 




Washington Village 


12.475 




West End . 


19.579 




West Roxbury 


18.990 




Total for Branch Librari 


es . . 412,851 

)n . . . . 


412,851 


Total for Circulation Divisic 


510.823 


tal for Entire Library System 







510.823 
1 .733,000 



[38] 
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 

1853-54 

1854-55 

1855-56 

1856-57 

1857-58 

1858-59 

1859-60 

1860-61 

1861-62 

1862-63 

1863-64 

1864-65 

1865-66 

1866-67 

1867-68 

1868-69 

1869-70 

1870-71 

1871-72 

1872-73 

1873-74 

1874-75 

1875-76 

1876-77 

1877-78 

1878-79 

1879-80 

1880-81 

1881-82 

1882-83 

1883-84 

1884-85 

1885 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896-97 

1897-98 

1898-99 



9.688 


1899-1900 


16,221 


1900-01 


22.617 


1901-02 


28.080 


1902-03 


34.896 


1903-04 


70.851 


1904-05 


78.043 


1905-06 


85.031 


1906-07 


97.386 


1907-08 


105.034 


1908-09 


110.563 


1909-10 


116.934 


1910-11 


123.016 


1911-12 


130.678 


1912-13 


136.080 


1913-14 


144.092 


1914-15 


152.796 


1915-16 


160.573 


1916-17 


179.250 


1917-18 


192,958 


1918-19 


209.456 


1919-20 


260,550 


1920-21 


276.918 


1921-22 


297.873 


1922-23 


321.010 


1923-24 


345.734 


1924-25 


360.963 


1925 


377.225 


1926 


390.982 


1927 


404,221 


1928 


422,116 


1929 


438,594 


1930 


453,947 


1931 


460.993 


1932 


479.421 


1933 


492,956 


1934 


505,872 


1935 


520,508 


1936 


536,027 


1937 


556.283 


1938 


576.237 


1939 


597,152 


1940 


610.375 


1941 


628.297 


1942 


663.763 


1943 


698.888 


1944 


716.050 


1945 



746.383 

781.377 

812.264 

835.904 

848.884 

871.050 

878.933 

903.349 

922348 

941 ,024 

961 ,522 

987,268 

1.006.717 

1.049.011 

1.067.103 

1.098.702 

1.121.747 

1.139,682 

1.157,326 

1.173,695 

1,197,498 

1,224.510 

1.258,211 

1.284,094 

1,308,041 

1.333,264 

1.363,515 

1.388.439 

1.418,489 

1.442,802 

1.475,743 

1,526,951 

1,572,802 

1,631,422 

1.654.017 

1,673,609 

1,682,848 

1,693,335 

1.700,681 

1,693,688 

1.704.729 

1.714.923 

1 ,720,605 

1,734,516 

1 ,732,395 

* 1, 7 19.983 

1 ,733,000 



* In 1944 the number of volumes belonging to Fellowes Athenaeum Trustees was 
removed from the book stock count. These books (approximately 25,000) arc 
available to the public under the same rules governing books belonging to the 
Boston Public Library. 



[39] 

ACCESSIONS, 1945 

The following statistics include materials received in 1 945 ; 
they do not include materials received in earlier years, but pro- 
cessed only in 1945. 

Classification of Accessions, 1945 





NO. OF 


SOURCE 


VOLUMES 


By purchase 

By gift .... 


56,189 
4,135 


By exchange 




By binding of newspapers . 
By binding of serials . 


253 
3,044 



63,621 



Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books 
AND Other Library Materials, 1945 

Reference Division 

From City Appropriation $3,489.82 

.From Trust Funds Income 39,816.55 $43,306.37 



Circulation Division 

From City Appropriation $78,211.92 

From Trust Funds Income 1,553.76 79,765.68 



$123,072.05 

Distribution of Books Acquired by Purchase 
Reference Diivision 

From City Appropriation 
From Trust Funds Income 



Circulation Division 

From City Appropriailon 
From Trust Funds Income 



153 
6.226 


6,379 


48,728 
1,082 


49,810 



56,189 



[40] 

Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Circulation Division, 1940 - 1945 









NET INCREASE 


TOTAL NUMBER O 




NUMBER OF 


NUMBER OF 


OR DECREASE IN 


VOLUMES CIRCU- 


YEAR 


VOLUMES DISCARDED 


VOLUMES ADDED 


NO. OF VOLUMES 


LATION DIVISION 


1940 


62,180 


51,669 


-10.511 


542,932 


1941 


58,630 


52,506 


-6.144 


536.788 


1942 


58,112 


62,610 


+4,498 


541.286 


1943 


65,632 


51,718 


-13,914 


527.372 


1944 


71.222* 


48,509 


^22,713* 


504.659 


1945 


45,058 


51,222 


+6,164 


510,823 



* Includes 25,293 volumes belonging to Feliowes Athenaeum Trustees, and located 
in the Feliowes Athenaeum Branch Library, hereby removed from Boston Pub- 
lic Library book stock figure but still available to its public under the same rules 
governing books owned by the Boston Public Library. 



[41] 

NOTABLE PURCHASES, 1945 

Print Department 

Delteil, Loys 

Le Peintre-Graveur Illustre. XIX et XX Siecles, 
Twenty-six volumes in 25 original wrappers. 
Daumier, Honore and Francois Fabre 
Daumier illustrations. 

With lithographed portraits, 30 vignettes by Daumier, 2 v. First 
edition of these illustrations. 
Nason, Thomas W. 

Collection of woodcuts, wood-engravings and copper engravings by 
Thomas W. Nason. Approximately 57 items. Purchased jointly by 
the Boston Public Library, Albert H. Wiggin, and Hiram Merrill. 

Rare Book Department 

Aken, David 

Pioneers of the Black Hills. 1876. 

Apocalypse of St. John. 

(Block book, 2 leaves) 
Bennett, Arnold 

Original Ms. "About Puritans," 5 pp. Quarto. 1927. 

Chatterton, Thomas 

Original Ms. 4 poems. 1 2 pp. Quarto. 
Cleveland, Grover 

A.L.S. 5 pp. 1887. 
Diirer, Albrecht 

The Great Passion, 1511. 11 folios and frontispiece. 
Hawthorne, Nathaniel 

A.L.S. to Franklin Pierce, June 28, 1 832. 2 pp. 
Meder, Johannes 

Quadragesimale. Michael Furter. Basel, 1495. 
Missale Parisense 

Full page woodcut printed in Paris by Ulrich Gert and Berthold 

Rembolt for Simon Vostre. December 1497. 
Pena (P.) and L'Obel (M.de) 

Stirpivm Adversaria Nova . . . London, Purfoot, 1571. 
Relacam do Combate: Fall of Fort Bull, Occupation of Minorca by 

French. Portuguese pamphlet. Lisbon, I 766. 
Segar, Nathaniel 

A Brief Narrative of the Captivity . . . Paris, Maine. 1825. 
Wagenaer, Luke Janszon 

Speculum Nauticum. Amsterdam, 1 591 . 



[42] 

A SELECTION OF INTERESTING GIFTS OF BOOKS. 
PRINTS. AND OTHER MATERIAL IN 1945 

Academia de la Historia de Cuba 

A collection of 1 1 items, by Cuban authors, relating to the history 
of Cuba. 

Bertouch-Lehn, Rud. 

Efterretninger om Slaegten Bertouch i Danmark og Norge. Samlet 
for Familien af Rud. Bertouch-Lehn. Kobenhavn, 1 944. 

Biblioteca Americana de Nicaragua 

A collection of 49 volumes and pamphlets relating to Nicaragua, or 
written by Nicaraguans. 

Biblioteca de Autores Cubanos 

A collection of 7 volumes of Cuban literature by various Cuban 
authors. 

Brigham. Estate of Charles 

A collection of 187 volumes, mainly folio volumes of architectural 
plates, 2 mahogany cabinets to house the volumes, and 1 00 legal 
filing cases containing architectural clippings. 

Cabot, Mrs. Sewall 

A collection of 255 lantern slides, mostly of Grecian interest. 

Cummin. Dr. John W. 

A collection of 47 volumes, 9 pamphlets and several clippings from 
the library of Dr. Cummin. 

Fiedler, Arthur 

A collection of 1317 pieces of choral music. 

Gregory, Mary H. 

Four volumes from the library of the Reverend Thomas Prince, to 
be housed with the Prince Collection in the Boston Public Library. 

Lang, Malcolm and Margaret R. 

Eight scrapbooks containing programs of conceits and other mu.«ical 
events in which Benjamin Lang performed during the years 1861 
to 1906. 

Lynch, Mrs. David J. 

A collection of 73 pieces and volumes of organ music. 

McKibbin. Emily W. 

A collection of 37 volumes of English literature, art books and mis- 
cellaneous works, many in fine bindings. 

Merrill, Hiram C. 

A collection of approximately 9500 cards, photographs and nega- 
tives, and 25 volumes and pamphlets relating mainly to Brittany; 
and a small filing cabinet to house the cards and negatives. 

Prince, Morton P. and Mrs. Stedman S. Hanks 

A collection of 507 volumes of miscellaneous works. 



[43] 

Shaw, Grace 

Thirty bound and several unbound volumes of the Brighton Item 
published from 1885 to 1944. 
Shepard, Estate of Harvey W. 

Five hundred and thirty-four lantern slides, views of France, Bel- 
gium, Norway, Germany, Africa, China, Japan, India, and -Ceylon. 
Slonimsky, Nicolas 

Sixty-eight volumes and pamphlets of, or relating to, music, 2 manu- 
script scores of works by Nicolas Slonimsky, and an album of 3 
records, "Latin American Classics." 
Wiggin, Albert H. 

Engravings of the English School of the eighteenth and early nine- 
teenth centuries together with drawings and other items. 
Prints and drawings: 

Three prints by Muirhead Bone ; 1 7 prints by David Young 
Cameron ; 3 prints and 2 drawings by Frederick L. Griggs ; 2 
prints by Seymour Haden. 
Prints, drawings, and books represented by the work of Muirhead 
Bone, Gerald Brockhurst and Sir David Young Cameron: 

Muirhead Bone — 443 etchings, 2 proofs, 4 lithographs, 35 

drawings and water colors, 2 cancelled 

I)lates, and 1 painting. 

Gerald Brockhurst — 86 etchings, 3 lithographs, 1 woodcut, 

1 drawings and water colors, and 6 

paintings. 

Sir David Young Cameron — 435 etchings, 1 painting, and 

1 5 water colors and drawings. 
Works of James McBey consisting of his etchings as described in the 
catalog of his etchings and drypoints as compiled by Martin Hardie, 
from No. 1 in that catalog to and including No. 1 67. 
The Stor^i of Nell CiC\)n and the Sayings of Charles the Second. 
Related and collected by Peter Cunningham. Special copy extend- 
ing to 2 V. with the addition of 193 contemporary portraits and 
views. Engraved in mezzotint, stipple, and line. London, 1852. 



[44] 

VI 

USE OF BOOKS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1941 - 1945 

1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 

Reference Division 

Central Library 155,155 134,315 119,321 116,380 109,325 

Business Branch 14,682 11,174 8,466 8,068 8,843 



96,588 


185,960 


161,908 


151,662 


140.894 


47,365 


44,185 


37,983 


37,719 


37,126 


31,444 


30,825 


28,728 


25,527 


19,508 


52,097 


45,445 


42,523 


47,773 


49,216 


1,177 


685 


725 


871 


988 



Total for Reference Division 169,837 145,489 127,787 124,448 118,168 

Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department 
Young Peoples Room 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Staff Library 
Deposit Circulation 

(estimated) 294,215 281,639 252.766 223,888 219.203 

Branch Libraries 

Allston 131,715 115,700 101.832 95,622 88,086 

Brighton 89,265 77,206 63,271 64.767 59.725 

Charlestown 93,545 86,596 74,241 72,769 74,795 

City Point ■ 93,050 80,833 67,844 61,871 55,165 

Codman Square 130,967 128,331 115,310 112,100 114,519 

Connolly 116,758 106,172 94,429 92,487 92,020 

Dorchester 86,858 74,848 68.404 65,101 68,818 

East Boston 105,722 92,228 79,190 80,872 82,291 

Faneuil 110,204 80,282 55,766 52,267 46,429 

Fellowes Athenaeum 58,948 54,243 44,303 44.717 38.023 

Hyde Park 93,981 78.745 70,198 68.781 68,301 

Jamaica Plain 95,679 81,653 73,073 73.050 71,999 

Jeffries Point 48,962 41,375 33,179 30,425 30,158 

Lower Mills 54,537 52,452 45,233 45,851 43.300 

Mattapan 145,367 132,244 107,047 105,119 101,014 

Memorial 141,992 128,206 105,276 96,980 87,927 

Mt. Bowdoln 101,062 90,325 83,399 74,943 73,697 

Mt. Pleasant 67,633 59,438 54,324 53.142 45.493 

Neponset 49.682 41,641 39,303 41,962 40,351 

North End 72,295 63,418 60,197 62,675 58,249 

Orient Heights 44,952 39,465 35,791 36,943 40.600 

Parker Hill 88,312 87,872 71,038 69,067 69,731 

Phillips Brooks 29,403 28,192 26,929 31,017 29,524 

RosHndale 124,108 114,057 100,403 102,053 104,448 

South Boston 78,035 57,769 54,534 49,012 48,572 

South End 105,232 91,765 78.108 75,227 69,122 

Uphams Corner 136,517 115,492 99,297 99,052 89,680 

Washington Village 97,692 102,517 93,074 87.708 80,%2 

West End 124,498 119,320 117,008 105,519 102,091 

West Roxbury 126,229 115,006 106,914 102,268 101,548 



Total for Circulation 

Division 3,466,096 3,126,130 2,743,548 2,640,807 2.543,573 

Total for Entire Library 

System 3,635.933 3,271,619 2,871,335 2,765,255 2,661.741 



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Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1936 - 1945 





NUMBER OF 




PERCENTAGE OF 


PERCENTAGE OF 




BOOKS LENT 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE 


YEAR 


TO BORROWERS 


PRECEDING YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1935 


1935 


4,949,701 








1936 


4,806,737 


-142,964 


-3% 


-3% 


1937 


4,531,378 


-275,359 


-6% 


-87o 


1938 


4,354,044 


-177,334 


-A% 


-12% 


1939 


4,198,975 


-155,069 


-4% 


-15% 


1940 


4,056,963 


-142,012 


-3% 


-18% 


1941 


3,635.933 


-421,030 


-10% 


-277o 


1942 


3,271.619 


-364,314 


-10% 


-34% 


1943 


2,871,335 


-400,284 


-12% 


-Al% 


1944 


2,765.255 


-106,080 


-4% 


-44% 


1945 


2,661,741 


-103.514 


-4% 


-46% 



Distribution of Total Circulation in 1945 



FROM DEPOSITS IN 
SCHOOLS, INSTITUTIONS, 
AND ENGINE HOUSES* TOTALS 



Reference Division 

Centra! Library 
Direct lending to borrowers 97,587 

Central Library volumes criculated 

through Branch Issue Department 11,738 
Business Branch 8,843 

Total for Reference Division 118.168 



97,587 

1 1 ,738 
8,843 

118,168 



Circulation Division 



Open Shelf Department 


140.894 




140.894 


Young Peoples Room 


37,126 




37.126 


School Issue Department 


19,508 


201,002 


220.510 


Branch Issue Department 


49.216 


13,236 


62.452 


Staff Library 


988 




988 


Branch Libraries 








Allston 


88,086 




88,086 


Brighton 


59,725 


175 


59.900 


Charlestown 


74,795 




74.795 


City Point 


55,165 




55,165 


Codman Square 


114,519 


308 


114,827 


Connolly 


92.020 




92.020 


Dorchester 


68,818 




68.818 


East Boston 


82,291 




82.291 


Faneuil 


46,429 




46.429 


Fellowes Athenaeum 


38,023 




38.023 


Hyde Park 


68,301 




68.301 


Jamaica Plain 


71,999 




71.999 


Jeffries Point 


30,158 




30.158 


Lower Mills 


43,300 




43,300 


Mattapan 


101,014 


60 


101,074 


* Estimaled 









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Memorial 


87,927 




87,927 


Mt. Bowdoin 


73,697 




73,697 


Mt. Pleasant 


45,493 




45,493 


Neponset 


40,351 




40,351 


North End 


58,249 




58,249 


Orient Heights 


40,600 




40,600 


Parker Hill 


69,731 




69,731 


Phillips Brooks 


29,524 




29,524 


Roslindale 


104,448 




104,448 


South Boston 


48,572 




48,572 


South End 


69,122 




69,122 


Uphams Corner 


89.680 


60 


89,740 


Washington Village 


80,962 




80,962 


West End 


102,091 


4,362 


106,453 


West Roxbury 


101,548 




101,548 


for Circulation Division 


2,324.370 


219,203 


2,543,573 


or Entire Library 


2,442.538 


219,203 


2,661,741 



Summary of Circulation by Divisions in 1945 



BOOKS LENT FOR HOME USE 



Reference Division 

Central Library (including Central Library books 

issued through Branch Libraries) . 
Business Branch ...... 



Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department, Central Library . 

Young Peoples Room, Central Library 

School Issue Department, through schools . 

Branch Issue Department, through Branch Libraries 

Staff Library, Central Library 

Branch Libraries ..... 



Total Circulation in 1945 



109,325 




8,843 


118,168 


140,894 




37,126 




19.508 




49.216 




988 




. 2,076,638 


2,324,370 



2,442.538 



Books Lent for Home Use 
Reference Division 
Circulation Division 

Deposits of Books (estimated) 



118,168 

2,324,370 

219,203 



2.661,74! 



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Classification of Home Use Circulation in Percentages, 1945 







circulation 


REFERENCE 






DIVISION 


DIVISION 


Fiction 


or aduils 


42.0' ; 


7.3% 


Nonfiction for adults 


1 7.4% 


92.7% 


Juvenile 


fiction 


22.8%, 


— 


Juvenile 


nonRction 


17.8% 


— 



100.0'; 



100.0% 



Inter-Library Loans, 1945 

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



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



,173 

378 



1,551 



Registration 
(Two-year period) 

Number of registered borrowers, December 31, 1945: 

Adult 
Juvenile 



80.407 
60,811 



141,218 

Number of borrowers registered or reregistered during 1945: 



Adult 
Juvenile 



41,375 
29,292 

70,667 



Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1941 - 1945 



1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 





PERCENTAGE OF 


PERCENTAGE OF 




INCREASE OR 


INCREASE OR 


TOTAL 


decrease over 


DECREASE 


NUMBER 


PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1940 


4,710 






4,977 


+6% 


+6% 


4,369 


-12% 


-7% 


3,616 


-17% 


-23%, 


3,490 


-3% 


-26% 


3,334 


-4% 


-29% 



[48] 

Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1936 - 1945 



YEAR 

1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 







PERCENTAGE 


number of 


PERCENTAGE OF 


OF INCREASE 


volumes 


INCREASE OR DECREASE 


OR DECREASE 


unrecoverable 


OVER PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1935 


1.399 






953 


-32% 


-32% 


979 


+ 1.7% 


-30% 


742 


-24% 


^7%. 


642 


-13% 


-54% 


645 


+0.5% 


-54% 


577 


-11% 


-59% 


713 


+24% 


-49% 


1,066 


+50% 


-24% 


797 


-25% 


-43% 


1,119 


+40% 


-20% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1936 - 1945 



YEAR 

1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 



total number 

of volumes 
unrecoverable 

953 

979 

742 

642 

645 

577 

713 
1.066 

797 
1.119 





PERCENT OF 


TOTAL NUMBER 


VOLUMES BORROWED 


OF volumes 


WHICH WERE 


BORROWED 


UNRECOVERABLE 


3,919,024 


0.024% 


3,659.056 


0.027% 


3.470.958 


0.021% 


3.341.153 


0.019% 


3,221,198 


0.020% 


2.843.210 


0.020% 


2,537.391 


0.0287o 


2,218,915 


0.048% 


2,153,367 


0.037% 


2,076,638 


0.054% 



[49] 
VII 

THE CATALOGS 



Reference Division 

Cataloged 

Central Library 
Business Branch 

Serials Added 

Central Library 



8.211 
1,649 



1,376 
1 1 ,236 



Circulation Division 

Cataloged 

Open Shelf Department 
Young Peoples Room 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 
Miscellaneous 



1.932 
1,107 

3.540 

2,366 

40,593 



49,546 



Card Work 

Reference Division 

Library of Congress cards typed, proofread, sorted, etc. 77,457 

Cards processed on duplicating machine 33,228 

Cards typed in full 5,231 



Circulation Division 

Cards processed on duplicating machine 
Cards typed 



15,916 



1 55,548 
19,328 

174,876 



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

Reference Division 

Central Library (including continuations) 13,09" 

Business Branch 1 ,649 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years but now 

found, etc. 791 15.539 



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Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department 
Young Peoples Room 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 



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



50,616 



606 



51,222 
66,761 



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



Reference Division 

Central Library 



B 



Br 



usiness Drancti 

Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department 
Young Peoples Room 
School Issue Department 
Branch Issue Department 
Branch Libraries 



4,524 
406 4,930 



45,058 



49,988 



VIII 
PRINTING AND BINDING 

The Printing Department 

Requisitions received and filled 530 

Cards (indicator, time, guide, etc.) 495,065 

Wiggin Print Collection (catalog and exhibition cards) 11,370 

Signs, posters, etc. 1,836 

Forms (numbered series, including blank forms) 2,545,626 

Forms, circulars, and sundries (outside the numbered series) 154,112 

Library publications, including book lists, programs, etc. 202,375 

The Binding Department 

Number of volumes bound in various styles 38,734 

Volumes repaired 571 

Volumes guarded ' 201 

Maps mounted 37 

Photographs and engravings mounted 2,868 

Library publications folded, stitched, and trimmed 202,288 

Portfolios, blocks, boxes, and desk pads made 3,937 

Covers made (miscellaneous types) 1,898 

Miscellaneous work done 294 



[5IJ 

IX 

LECTURES, CONCERTS. EXHIBITIONS 
IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 

LECTURES 
GENERAL LECTURE SERIES 



DATE TITLE 

Jan. 7 Yankee Newsreel. All color motion 
pictures. 



Jan. 1 8 Town and City Playgrounds, Old 
and New. (City Planning Board 
Series.) 

Jan. 2 1 The North of Ireland. Illustrated in 
Color. 



Jan. 25 The Alaska Military Highway. Il- 
lustrated with colored slides. 



Jan. 28 Poland, Our Valiant Ally. Il- 
lustrated by film, "Land of My 
Mother." 



Jan. 28 Contemporary Conductors and 

Their Interpretations. (Koussevit- 
sky, Stokowski, Toscanini, Walter.) 

Feb. 1 Metropolitan Problems and the 

Prize Winning Plans in the Boston 
Contest. 



Feb. 4 This is Boston. Illustrated. 



LECTURER 

Alton Hall Blackington, 
author and lecturer; weekly 
radio program "Yankee 
Yarns" (WBZ). 

Arthur A. Shurcliff, Con- 
sulting Landscape Architect, 
Parks Division of Metropoli- 
tan Parks Commission. 

Rev. John E. Murphy, S. J., 
Chairman of the Department 
of Gaelic Literature, Boston 
College Graduate School. 

Hugh M. Raup, Assistant 
Professor of Plant Ecology, 
Harvard University. 

Marjorie P. Hoinko, news- 
paperwoman, member of Lec- 
ture Department, Polish In- 
formation Center, New York 
City. 

Dr. Hans Nathan, Radio 
Commentator of the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra. 

Louis M. Lyons, staff member 
of 1 he Boston Globe ; Cura- 
tor of the Nieman Foundation, 
Harvard University. 

Fanny Goldstein, Branch Li- 
brarian, West End Branch 
Library. 



[52] 



DATE TITLE 

Feb. 5 Building Better Racial Relations. 



Feb. 8 Have We Done with the Past? An 
Architectural Controversy. Illus- 
trated. (City Planning Board 
Series.) 

Feb. 18 The Negro in Handicraft. 



Feb. 25 Brotherhood Week Meeting. 



Mc 



Mc 



Mar. 25 



7 he House of Today and To- 
morrow. Illustrated. 



Flowers, Wild and Cultivated. 
Kodachrome movies. New England, 
Victoria, B. C, Mt. Rainier 
National Park. 

The Architecture of Florence at the 
Time of Boccaccio. (Boston So- 
ciety of Architects.) 



Attorney G. Bruce Robinson, 
Chainnan, Mrs. John J. Ma- 
honey, Executive Secretary of 
the Governor's Committee on 
Racial and Religious In- 
tolerance, Juanita J. Sadler, 
Chairman of the Cambridge 
Community Citizens' Com- 
mittee, Rev. Rembert Stokes, 
Pastor, St. Paul's A.M.E. 
Church of Cambridge. 

Charles D. Maginnis, F.A. 
I. A., Architect and former 
President of the American In- 
stitute of Architects. 

Rev. Benjamin Anderson, 
Pastor, Gloucester Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in Boston. 

J. Caswell Smith, Chairman, 
Executive Secretary, Urban 
League of Greater Boston; 
Mrs. Herbert F. French, Past 
President, Massachusetts 
State Federation of Women's 
Clubs; Chairman, American 
Home Committee, General 
Federation of Women's Clubs; 
Charles C. Dasey, Passen^^er 
Manager, Cunard White Star 
Line Ltd. ; Member, Govern- 
or's Committee on Inter-racial 
Understanding ; Ruben L. 
Lurie, Former Chairman of 
Parole Board in Massa- 
chusetts; Chairman, Ford 
Hall Forum. 

David J. Abrahams, Member 
of the Boston Society of 
Architects and The Massa- 
chusetts State Association of 
Architects. 

Percy A. Brigham, lecturer. 



Joseph Hudnut, Dean of the 
Graduate School of Design, 
Harvard University. 



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Mar. 29 The Netherlands East Indies, Be- 
fore, During, and After the War. 
Illustrated. 



Apr. 5 Plants, Earth and Water Arc the 
Gardener's Tools. Illustrated. (City 
Planning Board Series.) 

Apr. 1 2 Teaching Kindness Through Ani- 
mal Stories. Illustrated. Under the 
auspices of the Massachusetts So- 
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty 
to Animals. 

Apr. 29 Normandy and the Invasion Coast. 
Illustrated. (Boston Society of 
Architects. ) 

May 6 Religious Book Week Meeting. 



Nov. 16 Children's Book Week Program: 
The Junior Novel. 
Illustrating Children's Books. 
Books for Younger Children. 

Nov. 25 The Jew in Literature. In Ob- 
servance of Jewish Book Month. 



Dec. 9 Music lor the Stage and Movies. 



Dec. 1 6 Medieval Manuscripts. Illustrated. 



Dec. 23 Dickens' Christmas Carol. Il- 
lustrated. 



LF.CTURER 

Roelof Adriaan Schotman, 
teacher, lecturer, labor ex- 
pert, and Ex-mayor of Ba- 
tavia, Dutch East Indies, 

Fletcher Steele, President of 
the Society of Landscape 
Architects. 

Thornton Burgess, author and 
lecturer. 



Frank Chouteau Brown, 
Member of City Planning 
Board. 

The Right Rev. Augustine F. 
Hickey, D.D., Vicar-General 
of the Archdiocese of Boston; 
Rev. Phillips E. Osgood, D. 
D. Rector, Emmanuel 
Church, and presiding officer 
of the House of Deputies of 
the General Convention of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church 
in the United States; Rabbi 
Leo H. Trepp, Temple B'nai 
B'rith, Somerville. 

Alice M. Jordan, presiding; 
Helen C. Fernald ; George 
and Doris Hauman ; Mary R. 
Walsh. 

Mr. Herbert B. Ehrmann, 
Chairman; Joseph Feuer, 
Cantor ; Fanny Goldstein ; Lt. 
Col. Lewis H. Weinstein; 
Alexander Alland ; Pro- 
fessor Herman Finer. 

Cyrus Durgin, Music and 
Dramatic Critic, Boston 
Globe. 

Zoltan Haraszti, Keeper of 
Rare Books, Editor of MoRE 
Books, Boston Public Li- 
bary. 

Edward F. Payne, President 
of the Boston Branch of the 
Dickens Fellowship. 



:54] 



SPECIAL SUBJECT SERIES 

Afternoons for Homemakers 

Oct. 2 How to Make Your Home More Amy M. Sacker, former head 
Attractive. of the Sacker School of De- 

sign. 

Susan M. Coffin. M.D., 
Division of Child Hygiene, 
Massachusetts Department of 
PubHc Heahh. 

Abigail A. Eliot, Ed.D., 
Director of the Nursery 
Training School of Boston. 

Dorothea Nicoll, Supervisor 
of Nutrition, Massachusetts 
Department of Public Health. 

Kay Peterson Parker, Lec- 
turer on Costume Design, 
Garland School of Home- 
making ; Watercolorist ; 
author of "What or What 
Not," an illustrated book on 
the history of decoration. 



Oct. 9 Health Problems of the Pre- 
School Child. 



Oct. 1 6 Guiding the Pre-School Child. 



Oct. 23 Elating Well on a Ration. 



Oct. 30 You can Design Your Own 
Clothes. Illustrated. 



Certain Aspects of Post- War Developments 
IN Science and Engineering 

This series presented in cooperation with the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 



Jan. 14 Light — Visible and Invisible. 

Feb. 1 1 The Crystalline Structure of 

Matter. 
Mar. 1 1 Post-war Aircraft, Private and 

Commercial. 
Apr. 8 Earth, Moon, Man, and 1 ime. 



Professor George R. 

Harrison. 

Professor Bertram E. 

Warren. 

Professor Otto Koppen. 

Professor Frederick K. 
Morris. 



Gallery Talks 

The lectures in this series were given by Arthur W. Heintzelman, N.A. 
Keeper of Prints, Boston Public Library. 



October 1 

November 5 
December 3 



Original Drawings for the Works of Charles 
Dickens by "Kyd" (J. Clayton Clark). 

Etchings by Charles H. Woodbury. 

Etchings and Lithographs by Jean Louis Forain. 



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Juvenile Delinquency 



Nc 



13 



Nov. 20 



Nov. 27 



Maladjustment, Delinquency, and 
the Schools. 



Oct. 28 



Institutional Treatment of the 
Juvenile Delinquent. 

Motivations of Delinquent Be- 
havior in Girls. 



Dec. 1 Prevention of Juvenile De- 
linquency. 



Francis J. Daly, Office of 
Juvenile Adjustment, Boston 
Public Schools ; Member of 
White House Conference 
Committees on Youth 
Problems and Education ; 
Lecturer on Psychology, So- 
ciology and Mental Hygiene, 
Boston University. 

Robert T. Grey, Super- 
intendent, Industrial School 
for Boys, Shirley. 

Augusta F. Bronner, Ph.D., 
Acting Director, Judge 
Baker Guidance Center. 

G. Howland Shaw, LL.D. 
(hon.). Sociologist, former 
President of National Con- 
ference of Juvenile Agencies, 
American Prison Association ; 
former Assistant Secretary of 
State (1941-44). 



Leisure Time Activities 



Drawings for a Hobby. Illustrated 
by the artist. 



Nov. 1 8 Photography for Fun. Illustrated. 



Jack Frost, Author of "A 
Cape Cod Sketch Book," 
"Harvard and Cambridge," 
"Eternal London," etc. 

Cecil B. Atwater. A.P.S.A., 
A.R.P.S., Director of the 
Photographic Society of 
America, and Chairman of 
its Camera Club Division ; 
past President of the Boston 
Camera Club and the New 
England Council of Camera 
Clubs. 



The Making of a Print 

The lectures in this series were given by Arthur W. Heintzelman, N.A. 
Keeper of Prints, Boston Public Library. 

March 1 3 The Making of an Etching. 

March 20 The Making of a Drypoint. 

March 27 The Making of a Lithograph. 

April 3 The Making of an Engraving (Wood and Copper). 



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Meet the Author — First Series 

The authors on these programs were presented by Miss Edna G. Peck, 

Chief of Book Selection in the Circulation Division, 

Boston Public Library. 



January 9 
February I 5 
March 12 
April 12 

October 1 8 
November 29 
December 1 3 



Robert P. Tristram Coffin and John Holmes. 
LeGrand Cannon, Bruce Lancaster, and David McCord. 
Claude M. Fuess. 
Earnest A. Hooton. 

Meet the Author — Second Series 
Norman Corwin. 

Kenneth Roberts intervied by Alton Hall Blackington. 
John Holmes and David McCord. 

Peoples of the Pacific 



Oct. 4 The Truth about China. Illustrated. 



Oct. 21 



Japan: War 
Blossoms. 



Cv 



id Ch 



erry 



Oct. 25 



Australia, Land with a Challenge. 
Illustrated by film, "Australia is 
Like This." 



Nov. 1 The Problem of India. 



Frederick K. Morris, Ph.D., 
Professor of Geology, Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technol- 
ogy; former Professor of 
Geology, Pei Yang Univer- 
sity, 1 ientsin. 

G. Nye Steiger, Ph.D., Pro- 
fessor of History and Chair- 
man of The Division of Social 
Studies, Simmons College ; 
Author of "A History of the 
Far East," etc. 

Gavin Casey, author, journ- 
alist; Director of Australian 
News and Information 
Bureau, New York City. 

Robert C. Rankin, Ph.D., 
Associate Professor of 
History, Simmons College ; 
former Dean of Lucknow 
Christian College, India. 



Jan. 4 
Mar. 8 
Mar. 22 

April 26 



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Post- War Europe 

Post-war Germany. Professor Warren A. 

Seavey, Harvard Law School. 

The Middle East, Key to Victory Colonel Charles Wellington 
of War and Peace. Furlong, F.R.G.S. 

France and the Peace. Professor Andre Morize, 

French Department, Harvard 
University. 

Dr. Robert C. Dexter, Di- 
rector, Massachusetts Branch 
of the League of Nations 
.Association. 



Europe the Dark Continent and 
the Light Ahead. 



This is New England 



Nc 



Nov. 15 



Nov. 25 



De 



Lecture-Recital. Traditional Songs 
of Vermont. 



Famous New England Light- 
houses. Illustrated with motion 
pictures. 

A Nantucket Sampler. Color film 
of Nantucket, "The Faraway 
Island." 

The Origin of the White 
Mountains. Illustrated. 



Helen Hartness Flanders, co- 
author of "Vermont Fol, 
Songs and Ballads," "The 
New Green Mountain Song- 
ster," etc. Assisted by Asa 
Davis, Folk Singer. 

Lt. Edward Rowe Snow, 
historian, photographer, 
originator of radio program, 
"New England Sea Tales." 

J. Alban Ryder, lecturer. 



Marland P. Billings, Ph.D., 
Associate Professor of 
Geology, Harvard University. 



Lowell Lectures 

Under thf. Auspices ok the Lowell Institute 



DATE TITLE OF SERIES 

Jan. 5 America and Russia: 1917-1933. 

through A Study in Diplomacy and Public 

Jan. 30 Opinion. (A course of eight lec- 
tures, Tuesdays and Fridays.) 

Feb. 1 Basic Issues in Current Economic 

through Policy. (A course of eight lectures. 

Mar. 1 Mondays and Thursdays.) 



Leonid I. Strakhovsky, D. 
Hist., Research Fellow in 
Slavic, at Harvard University. 

Sumner Huber Slichter, La- 
mont University Professor, 
Harvard University. 



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Mar. 2 Premises of Taste in Eighteenth- 
through Century EngUsh Criticism. (A 
Mar. 20 course of six lectures, Tuesdays 
and Fridays.) 

Mar. 5 What Kind of World. (A course 

through of eight lectures, Mondays and 

Mar. 29 Thursdays.) 



Oct. 18 Sources of Our Common Thought: 

through Homer, the Old Testament, and 
Nov. 1 2 Plato. (A course of eight 

lectures, Mondays and Thursdays.) 

Nov. 9 Dante Alighieri, Citizen of 

through Christendom. (A course of eight 

Dec. 4 lectures, Tuesdays and Fridays.) 



Nov. 1 5 Epilepsy, the Hopeful Disorder. 

through (A course of six lectures illus- 
Dec. 6 trated with stereopticon, Mondays 
and Thursdays.) 



Walter Jackson Bate, Ph.D., 
Society of Fellows, Harvard 
University. 

Ralph Barton Perry, Ph.D., 
Litt.D., L.H.D., LL.D., 
Edgar Pierce Professor of 
Philosophy, Harvard Uni- 
versity; Chairman of the Uni- 
versities Committee on Post- 
war International Problems. 

Professor Ivor Armstrong 
Richards, M.A., Litt.D., 
Harvard University. 

Gerald Groveland Walsh, 
S.J., M.A. (Oxon.), Ph.D., 
S.T.D., Editor of Thought, 
Fordham University 
Quarterly. 

William Gordon Lennox, 
Sc.D., M.D., Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Neurology, Harvard 
Medical School ; President of 
the International League 
Against Epilepsy. 



CONCERTS 



DATE TITLE 

Jan. 7 Violin and Piano Recital. 



Jan. 14 Song Recital. 

Jan. 21 Piano Recital. 

Feb. 4 Violin and Piano Recital. 

Feb. 1 1 Celtic Music. Lecture-Recital. 



Florence C. Pearson, violinist; 
Marybelle Zeise, pianist; 
members of the faculty of the 
Longy School of Music. 

Rayel Gordon and students. 

Elizabeth Scher, member of * 
the faculty of the New Eng- 
land Conservatory of Music. 

David Shand, violinist ; Al- 
thea Everitt, pianist. 

Benedict Fitzgerald, M.A., 
assisted by Thomas A. 
Quinn, tenor. 



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Feb. 1 8 Piano Recital. 

Feb. 25 Music in Service. Lecture-Recital 

Mar. 4 Song Recital. 



Mar. I 1 Concert. Hecht Neighborhood 
House Orchestra. 

Mar. 1 8 Concert. The Choral Society of 

the Massachusetts State Federation 
of Women's Clubs. 

Mar. 1 8 Concert for Chamber Orchestra. 

Members of the Lincoln Symphony 
Orchestra. 

Mar. 25 Concert. String Orchestra of the 
Boston Music School. 

Apr. 8 Sonata Recital, including work by 
Quincy Porter, composer and 
Director of the New England 
Conservatory of Music. 

Apr. 1 5 Festival of Song. 

Apr. 22 Concert. Burroughs Newsboys 
Foundation Orchestra. 

Apr. 22 Song Recital. 

Oct. 7 Concert. 

Oct. 1 I Music South of the Border. 
Lecture-Recital. 



Oct.' 



14 Highlights of French Music. 
Lecture-Recital. 



Hazel Hallett, pianist. 

Choral group and soloists. 
Professor S. G. Braslavsky. 

Gloria Helm, mezzo- 
soprano ; George P aulkner, 
accompanist. 

Henry M. Bernard, 
conductor. 

Natalie B. Weidner, 
conductor; Earl Weidner, ac- 
companist. 

Edward Siegel, conductor. 



Linwood Scriven, conductor. 

Lois Porter, violinist; 
Dorothea Adkins, ac- 
companist. 

Bessie Poole Vocal Studio. 

Henry M. Bernard, 
conductor. 

Madeline James, soprano. 

Francis Mains, pianist. 

Nicolas Slonimsky, com- 
poser, conductor, author of 
"Music of Latin America," 
etc. 

Ruth Conniston Morize, Mus. 
B., lecturer on Appreciation 
of Music, Simmons College; 
Organist; former Director of 
the Middlebury Music 
Center. 



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Oct. 2 1 Concert. 



Hi 



Music. Lecture-Recital. 



Dec. 2 Concert of Chamber Music. 



Dec. 26 Piano Recital. 



Einar Hansen, violin, 
member of the Boston Sym- 
phony Orchestra; Frances 
Adelman, piano. 

Edward Ballantine, com- 
poser and Professor of Music, 
Harvard University. 

Lois Porter, violin ; Quincy 
Porter, composer, Director of 
New England Conservatory 
of Music, viola; Lois 
Schaeffer, flute; Melville 
Smith, Director of the Longy 
School of Music, piano. 

Alan Hohvaness, pianist and 
composer. 



EXHIBITIONS 

CHAVANNES AND SARGENT GALLERIES 



CHAVANNES 

Jan. 1-31 
Feb. 1 - 28 



Mar. 1-31 

Apr. 1 - 30 

May 1-31 

June 1-15 



SARGENT 

Jan. 1-31 
Feb. 1 -28 



Mar. 1-31 



Apr. 1 - 30 
May 1-31 



June 1 - 30 



Overseas Editions of Books and 
Magazines. 

The World Tomorrow — books, 
pictures, and diagrams of tech- 
nological development for the 
post war world. 

The Making of a Print — etch- 
ings, drypoints, lithographs from 
the Albert H. Wiggin 
Collection. 

Victory Gardening. 

Landscape Design. 

Collection of Manuscripts of 
Boston Composers. 

California in Photographs — by 
Dr. Charles H. lozier. 

Hawaii in Photographs — by 
Dr. Charles H. lozier. 
June Brides and Roses, 1836— 
1942. 



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July 1 - Aug. 1 5 July 1 - Aug. I 5 Opera Scores. 

Aug. 20 - Oct. 1 Aug. 20 - Oct. 1 Mr. Straus Goes to Boston — 

scores, pictures, manuscripts. 
Oct. I - 28 The Arts of Latin America. 

Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 5 Folk Music of the Northeast. 

Nov. 1 6 - 30 Selections from Kenneth 

Roberts' work in manuscript. 

Dec. 1-31 Samples of French Journalism 

during World War II, and 
Copies of "The Mainichi," 
English-language newspaper 
published in Osaka, Japan, since 
the American occupation. 



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TREASURE ROOM 





DATE 


Jan. 1 


1 —Mar. 31 


Apr. 


1 —May 31 


June 


1 — June 30 



July 1 — Aug. 31 



Sept. 
Oct. 



Sept. 30 

Nov. 30 



Dec. I — Dec. 3 I 



Books on the Philippine Islands. 
Illuminated manuscripts. 

Fifty best books of the year. 

Mathematics. 
Audubon bird prints. 

Mathematics. 
Audubon bird prints. 
Books on India. 

Development of American political thought. 

Development of American political thought. 
Columbus. 

Medieval manuscripts. ' 



WIGGIN GALLERY 



January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July and August 

September 

October 

November 

December 



James McBey 
water colors. 



Exhibition of drawings and 



Portraits of Artists — Etchings & drypoints. 

George W. Bellows' Fight lithographs. 

Alphonse Legros — Drawings & lithographs. 

Auguste Brouet — Etchings & drypoints 

American drawings 

Honore Daumier — Lithographs. 

James McBey — Etchings & drypoints 

Dickens' Illustrations by 'Kyd' 

Charles H. Woodbury — Oils, Prints, 
Drawings. 

Jean-Louis Forain — Lithographs & etchings. 



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X 

TRUST FUNDS 

Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - 1945 





BALANCE 




TOTAL AMOUNT 








unexpended 




AVAILABLE 








FROM 


receipts 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


VEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR ' 


DURING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


DURING YEAR 


UNEXPENDED 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$74,906.92 


$22,796.21 


$52,110.71 


1931 


52,110.71 


27.507.00 


79.617.71 


20.839.73 


58.777.98 


1932 


58,777.98 


27,713.68 


86.491.66 


22.801.04 


63.690.62 


1933 


63,690.62 


27.226.68 


90.917.30 


26.633.94 


64,283.36 


1934 


64,283.36 


27.006.01 


91.289.37 


19,083.82 


72,205.55 


1935 


72,205.55 


25.494.14 


97.699.69 


24,496.50 


73,203.19 


1936 


73,203.19 


25.730.57 


98.933.76 


58,826.03 


40,107.73 


1937 


40,107.73 


59.839.65 


99.947.38 


51,161.81 


48,785.57 


1938 


48.785.57 


296.214.26 


344,999.83 


86,338.96 


258.660.87 


1939 


258,660.87 


57.656.41 


316,317.28 


119,899.86 


196.417.42 


1940 


196.417.42 


50.889.53 


247,306.95 


128,403.69 


118.903.26 


1941 


118.903.26 


52.678.52 


171,581.78 


93,969.34 


77,612.44 


1942 


77.612.44 


54.112.16 


131.724.60 


50,625.70 


81 .098.90 


1943 


81,096.90 


55.200.41 


136,299.31 


61.016.62 


75.282.69 


1944 


75.282.69 


52,698.82 


127.981.51 


40.839.83 


87.141.63 


1945 


87,141.63 


50.800.60 


137.942.23 


42.695.41 


95.246.82 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income. 1930 - 1945 



AMOUNT unexpended 





FROM PREVIOUS 


, 




YEAR 


YEAR 


receipts 


expenditures 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$22,796.21 


1931 


52.110.71 


27.507.00 


20.839.73 


1932 


58.777.98 


27,713.68 


22.801.04 


1933 


63.690.62 


27.226.68 


26.633.94 


1934 


64.283.36 


27,006.01 


19,083.82 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


24.496.50 


1936 


73.203.19 


25,730.57 


58,826.03 


1937 


40.107.73 


59.839.65 


51,161.81 


1938 


48.785.57 


296.214.26 


86,338.96 


1939 


258.660.87 


57.656.41 


119.899.86 


1940 


196,417.42 


50.889.53 


128.403.69 


1941 


118.903.26 


52.678.52 


93.969.34 


1942 


77.612.44 


54.112.16 


50,625.70 


1943 


81,098.90 


55.200.41 


61.016.62 


1944 


75.282.69 


52,698.82 


40,839.88 


1945 


87.141.63 


50.800.60 


42,695.41 



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Income 


FROM Trust Funds, 


1930 - 1945 






WITHOUT 


FOR PURCHASE 


WITH 


TOTAL 




RESTRICTION 


OF LIBRARY 


MISCELLANEOUS 


INCOME 


YEAR 


AS TO USE 


MATERIALS 


RESTRICTIONS 


RECEIVED 


1930 


$7,468.10 


$21,454.51 


$5,097.58 


$34,020.19 


1931 


6.147.28 


17.159.31 


4,200.41 


27.507.00 


1932 


6.148.64 


17.355.40 


4.209.64 


27.713.68 


1933 


6.060.57 


17.096.51 


4.069.60 


27.226.68 


1934 


6,034.35 


16.879.37 


4,092.29 
3:359.02 


27,006.01 


1935 


5.950.53 


16.184.59 


25.494.14 


1936 


5.687.72 


16,370.97 


3.671.88 


25.730.57 


1937 


4.548.14 


51,767.20 


3.524.31 


59.839.65 


1938 


5.672.19 


286.912.72 


3.629.35 


296,214.26 


1939 


5.655.74 


48.341.89 


3.658.78 


57.656.41 


1940 


5,660.08 


41,594.60 


3.634.85 


50.889.53 


1941 


5.660.08 


43,325.63 


3.692.81 


52.678.52 


1942 


6.130.08 


44,655.82 


3.326.26 


54.112.16 


1943 


6,218.08 


45.565.82 


3.416.51 


55:200.41 


1944 


6,122.91 


43,195.35 


3,380.56 


52,698.82 


1945 


6,213.92 


41,216.46 


3,370.22 


50.800.60 



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INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1945 
General Summary 

Without restrictions as to use of income $6,213.92 

For purchase of hbrary materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books $19,362.06 

Books only — without restriction as to kind of books 1 1 ,543.76 

Books only — with restriction as to kind of books 10,018.73 40,924.55 



With miscellaneous restrictions as to use of income 

For special purposes, not purchase of library materials $1,269.63 

For specified branch libraries 1,081.73 

For newspapers only 1,310.77 3,662.13 $50,800.60 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1945 
By Indi\'idual Funds 

Without Restriction as to Use of Income 

Bernard $60.00 

Bradlee 35.00 

Center 1,197.16 

Ford 240.00 

Ford Trust (1935) 162.76 

Hemenway 200.00 

Hyde 144.64 

Kirstein 1 50.00 

Lambert 38.06 

Moore 3.26 

North 60.00 

Phillips 1,050.00 

Sigilman 677.50 

Skinner 1 ,523.04 

Stewart 140.00 

Treadwell 532.50 $6,213.92 



Funds Whose Income is Available for Purchase of Library Materials 

For the Purchase of Library Materials Which Ma)' or May Not be Books 
(By terms of gift) 

Benton $18,839.00 

Blanchard 315.78 

Gardner 137.50 

Gest 69.78 $19,362.06 



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



Ainsley 

Bigelow 

BilHngs 

Clement 

Cutter 

Kimball 



$5,266.38 

40.00 

3.805.80 

80.00 

145.40 

429.70 



Knapp 

Sewall 

Underhill 

Wadlin 

Wales 

Wilson 



330.00 

1,062.50 

7.86 

127.62 

212.50 

36.00 



1 1 .543.76 



For the Purchase of Books Only — With Restriction as to Kind of Books 



Arfz 

Bates 

Bowditch 

Codman 

Elizabeth 

Franklin Club 

Green 

Hannigan 

C. Harris 

Hersey 

A. Lawrence 



$486.45 Lewis 200.00 

2,040.00 O'Reilly 44.20 

425.00 Pierce 192.34 

79.27 Reed 30.00 

1 ,000.00 Scholfield 2,475.28 

42.50 Sforrow 750.00 

45.74 Ticknor 161.60 

2.50 Townsend 160.00 

425.00 Twentieth Regiment 212.50 

90.64 I. L. Whitney-Bks 583.81 

280.00 }. L. Whitney-Manus. 291.90 



10,018.73 40,924.55 



Funds With Miscellaneous Restrictions as to Use of Income 

For Special Purposes, Not for Purchase of Library Materials 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund $2.58 

Central Library Building 2.26 

Sargent 102.88 

A.L.Whitney 170.00 

J. L. Whitney-Bibliographic 700.00 

J. L. Whitney-Care and cataloging of manuscripts 291.91 $1,269.63 



For Branch Librari(!s 

Guerrier 

T. B. Harris 

E. Lawrence 

Loring 

Mead 

Morse 

Oakland Hall 

Pratt 

South Boston 

Tufts 



$7.60 
23.25 
20.00 
7.50 
95.60 
30.00 

455.62 

31.44 

2.50 

408.22 



1,081.73 



For Newspapers only 
Todd 



1,310.77 



3,662.13 



$50,800.60 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1945 

7 he figures listed are for the book values of investments as of December 
31, 1945. 

Ainsley Fund — Bequest of Emily L. Ainsley, under Article 1 2 of 
her will, for the purchase of books. Received in 1938. $1 78,591 .46 

Artz Fund — -Donation from Victoria Thomas Artz, of Chicago: 
the income of this sum to be employed in the purchase of valuable, 
rare editions of the writings, either in verse or prose, of American 
and foreign authors. These books are to be known as the "Long- 
fellow Memorial Collection." Received in 1896. $10,000.00 

Bates Fund — Donation made by JosHUA BATES, of London, in March, 
1853. 

"The income only of this fund is to be each and every year expended 
in the purchase of such books of permanent value and authority as 
may be found most needful and most useful." $50,000.00 

Children's Fund — Bequest of JosiAH H. Benton of $100,000, to be 
held as "The Children's Fund," and the income applied to the pur- 
chase of books for the use of the young, to be applied for those pur- 
poses only in years when the City appropriates for the maintenance 
of the Library at least three per cent of the amount available for 
department expenses from taxes and income in said City. In any year 
when the City does not thus appropriate at least three per cent of the 
amount available for department expenses from taxes and income in 
said City, the income given in said will for the purchase of books 
for the young shall be paid to the Rector of Trinity Church in the 
City of Boston to be by him dispensed in relieving the necessities of 
the poor. $103,197.04 

Benton Building Fund — Extract from the will of JosiAH H. Benton : 
"Twelfth: All the rest and residue of my property and estate I give 
and devise ... to the TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF 

THE City of Boston . . . and I Direct that the same be held 
and used in the manner following . . . 

". . . Second: — To hold the other one-half of said residue and 
remainder as an accumulating fund, the income and interest to be 
added to the principal and reinvested as principal, until the total 
amount thereof shall be two million dollars ($2,000,000). And 
then I Direct such total sum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) 
to be applied to the enlargement of the present central library build- 
ing in Boston, or to the construction of another central library build- 
ing in such part of the City as may be then most desirable for the 
accommodation of the people of said City; such new building to be 
constructed under the advice of the Librarian of the Library at that 
time in such manner as may be most desirable for efficient practical 
working of a library therein." Received in 1936. 

$2,136,557.66 



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Benton Book Fund — Extract from the will of JosiAH H. Benton: 

'^Twelfih: All the rest and residue of my property and estate I give 
and devise ... to the TRUSTEES OF THE PuBLIC LIBRARY OF 
THE City of Boston . . . and I Direct that the same be held 
and used in the manner following . . . 

"First: — One-half of the net income of such residue and remainder 
to be applied by the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of 
Boston for the purchase of books, maps and other library material 
of permanent value and benefit for said Library; meaning and in- 
tending hereby that such income shall be applied for books desirable 
for scholarly research and use . . . 

". . . It is my desire that ... the income given by the Twelfth Clause 
of my will for the purchase of books, maps and other library material 
of permanent value and benefit, shall be in addition to the sums 
appropriated by the City for the maintenance of the Boston Public 
Library, and that the same shall not be taken into account in any 
appropriation by the City for that purpose. 

"I, therefore, hereby provide that . . . such income as is given by 
the Twelfth Clause of my will for the purchase of books . . . shall be 
applied for those purposes only in years when the City appropriates 
for the maintenance of the Boston Public Library at least three per 
cent (3 per cent) of the amount available for department expenses 
from taxes and income in said City. 

"In any year when the City does not thus appropriate at least three 
per cent (3 per cent) of the amount available for department ex- 
penses from taxes and income in said City, the income given in said 
will for the purchase of books shall be paid to the Rector of Trinity 
Church in the City of Boston to be by him disbursed in relieving the 
necessities of the poor." 

By an Agreement of Compromise entered in the Probate Court 
of Suffolk County on January 15, 1935, the BenTON Book 
Fund was established ". . . as a permanent fund, the income and 
interest thereon to be applied annually by the Library Trustees, 
without regard to the amounts appropriated by the City of Boston 
for the maintenance of the Boston Public Library in any year, as 
follows: — (a) Six-tenths (6/10) of such income is to be applied an- 
nually by the Library Trustees for the purchase of books, maps and 
other library material of permanent value and benefit for said li- 
brary; meaning and intending hereby that such income shall be 
applied for books desirable for scholarly research and use; (b) The 
remaining four-tenths (4/10) of such income is to be paid over an- 
nually to the Rector of Trinity Church to be by him disbursed, either 
directly, or in his discretion, through charitable organizations or 
agencies, whether incorporated or unincorporated, in relieving the 
necessities of the poor." Received in 1936. $1,1 16,639.62 

Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund — Bequest of Charles H. L. N. 
Bernard. Received in 1930. $2,000.00 



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Bigelow Fund — Donation made by the HoN. John P. BiGELOW in 
August, 1850, when Mayor of the City. 

The income from this fund is to be appropriated for the purchase of 
books for the increase of the Hbrary. $1,000.00 

Robert Charles Billings Fund — Bequest of RoBERT Charles Bil- 
LINGS. 

"The sum to constitute a permanent fund for said library, to be 
called the Robert Charles Billings Fund, the income only to be used 
for the purpose of the purchase of books for said library." Re- 
ceived in 1903. $100,366.22 

Blanchard Fund — Bequest of Kate E. BlANCHARD of five thousand 
dollars, the income to be used for the purchase of scores, books of 
music and books relating to music, or at the discretion of the 
Trustees of the Library for the general purposes of the Library. 
Received in 1940. $5,000.00 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund — Received from Board OF Trade 
OF Boston Book Merchants as representing the excess of re- 
ceipts over expenditures by the Board in connection with the Book 
Fair held at the Library in November 1938. The income to be used 
for the benefit of the Library Staff. Received in 1939. $1 72.70 

Bowditch Fund — Bequest of J. Ingersoll BowdiTCH. Received in 
1890. 

The whole income in each and every year to be expended in the 
purchase of books of permanent value and authority in mathematics 
and astronomy. $10,000.00 

Bradlee Fund — Bequest of the Rev. Caleb David Bradlee to the 
Boston Public Library. Received in 1 897. $1,000.00 

Joseph H. Center Fund — Bequest of Joseph H. Center, the income 
thereof to be at all times applied to the purchase of books and other 
additions to the Library. Received in 1905. $39,908.89 

Central Library Building Fund — Donations in response to an appeal by 
the Trustees in April, 1925, setting forth the needs of the Library. 

$150.00 

Clement Fund — Bequest of Frank Clement, of Newton, to be kno\NTi 
as the "Frank Clement Fund," the income to be applied to the pur- 
chase of books. Received in 1915. $2,000.00 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund — This is a contribution from 
the friends of Henry Sargent Codman, to be used to perpetuate 
the memory of Mr. Codman by the purchase of books upon land- 
scape gardening. It is the desire of the subscribers that a special 
book plate shall be inserted in each of the volumes purchased, identi- 
fying it as part of their memorial collection. Received in 1898. 

$2,496.98 

Cutter Fund — Bequest of AbraM E. Cutter of four thousand dol- 
lars and his library of books, the income of the fund to be expended 
for the purchase of books, and for binding. Received in 1 90 1 . 

$4,270.00 



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Elizabeth Fund — Bequest of Sarah A. MatCHETT. late of Brookline, 
who died October 6, 1 9 1 0, the object of which is stated in the fol- 
lowing extract from her will: 

"I give and bequeath to the Trustees of the Public Library of the 
City of Boston, twenty-five thousand dollars, to be called the Eliza- 
beth Fund, to be received, held and securely invested, and only the 
net income therefrom expended every year in the purchase of such 
books of permanent value and authority as may be most useful in 
said Library." $25,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Fund — Bequest of DaniEL Sharp Ford to the 
Public Library of the City of Boston, to be used for the purchase 
of books for the young until otherwise ordered by the Board. Re- 
ceived in 1 900. $6,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund — Bequest of DanieL SharP FoRD 
to the Public Library of the City of Boston, to be used for general 
purposes. Received in 1935. $5,017.65 

Franklin Club Fund — Donation made in June, 1 863, by a literary asso- 
ciation of young men in Boston, who, at the dissolution of the asso- 
ciation, authorized its trustees, Thomas Minns, John J. French and 
J. Franklin Reed, to dispose of the funds on hand in such manner 
as to them should seem judicious. They elected to bestow them on 
the Public Library, attaching thereto only the following conditions: 
"In trust, that the income, but the income only, shall, year by year, be 
expended in the purchase of books of permanent value, for the use 
of the free Public Library of the city, and as far as practicable of 
such a character as to be of special interest to young men." The trus- 
tees expressed a preference for books relative to government and 
political economy. $1,000.00 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Fund — Bequest of ISABELLA SteWART 
Gardner. 

"To the Trustees of the Boston Public Library, for the Brown 
Musical Library, for a memorial to B. J. Lang." Received in 1924. 

$5,000.00 

Morris Gest Fund — Donation made by MoRRlS Gest in December, 
1925, the gross receipts from a benefit performance for the Library 
of "The Miracle," — $2,652.50, the income to be used in the in- 
terest of dramatic art. $2,652.50 

Green Fund — Donations of Dr. Samuel A. Green of $2,000, the 
income of which is to be expended for the purchase of books relating 
to American history. Received in 1878 and 1884. $2,000.00 

Edith Guerrier Fund — Donation made by associates of Edith Guer- 
RIER, Supervisor of Branch Libraries, Emeritus, to remain an 
open fund to which further sums may be added, the income to be 
used for the purchase of books of sound literary and ethical value 
for adults to be placed in the branch libraries of the Boston Public 
Library system. Received in 1940. $456.92 

Also a bequest by Helen M. Bell; to be added to the Edith 
Guerrier Fund. Received in 1944. $50.00 



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Francis J. Hannigan Memorial Fund — Donation made by associates 
of Francis J. Hannigan, former Supervisor of General Refer- 
ence Departments, the income to be used for the purchase of books 
of high standard and literary value for adults to be placed pref- 
erably in the Reference Division. Received in 1941. $125.00 

Charlotte Harris Fund — Bequest of CHARLOTTE Harris, the object 
of which is stated in the following extract from her will: "I give to 
the Charlestown Public Library $10,000, to be invested on interest, 
which interest is to be applied to the purchase of books published 
before 1850. I also give to said Public Library my own private li- 
brary and the portrait of my grandfather, Richard Devens." Be- 
quests accepted by City Council, July 31, 1877. Under authority 
of the Acts of 1 900, Chapter 263, the Harris Collection was trans- 
ferred to the Central Library Building, and the Trustees were 
authorized to spend the interest of the Harris Fund, under the con- 
ditions of the bequest, for books for this collection after its removal 
to the Central Library, providing that a sum equal to the yearly 
interest of the Harris Fund be spent each year by the Trustees for 
new books for the Charlestown Branch Library. $10,000.00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund — Bequest of Thomas B. HaRRIS, of Charles- 
town. Income to be used for general purposes of the Charlestown 
Branch Library unless otherwise ordered by the Trustees. Re- 
ceived in 1884. $1,050.07 

Alfred Hemenway Fund — Bequest of Alfred Hemenway. Re- 
ceived in 1928. $5,000.00 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund — Bequest of Heloise E. Hersey, the in- 
come to be expended for the purchase of books, preferably those of 
recent issue that have real literary value. Received in 1 936. 

$3,542.00 

Hinsman Fund — In memory of Mrs. Lizzie W. Hinsman, the in- 
come only to be used at the discretion of the Trustees for the pur- 
chase of books for children, preferably those served by the Phillips 
Brooks Branch Library. Received in 1945. $1,250.00 

Hyde Fund — Bequest of FranKLIN P. HydE. to be known as the 
"Franklin P. Hyde Fund," the income to be applied to the pur- 
chase of books and other library material. Received in 1915. 

$3,632.40 

David P. Kimball Fund — Bequest of David P. KiMBALL. 

"I give to the Public Library of the City of Boston, the income to 
be used for the purchase of books, $10,000." Received in 1924. 

$10,012.90 

Louis E, Kirstein Fund — Donations of $1 ,000 each made by LouiS E. 
KiRSTEIN, "to be used for any purpose of the Library that the 
Trustees see fit to put it to." 
October. 1925 $1,000.00 



October. 1926 
November. 1927 
October, 1928 
October. 1929 



1 .000.00 
1 .000.00 
1 .000.00 
1.000.00 

$5,000.00 



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Arthur Mason Knapp Fund — Extract from the will of KatheRINE 
Knapp: "To the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of 
Boston, the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), to be known 
as the Arthur Mason Knapp Fund, of which the income only shall 
be used for the purchase of books for said library. And I hereby 
request that such books be designated with an appropriate label or 
inscription, bearing the name of the Fund." Received in 1914. 

$10,000.00 

Helen Lambert Fund — Bequest of Helen Lambert, in memory of 
Frederic and Louise Lambert. The income of this fund to be ex- 
pended for the purchase of books and other library material until 
otherwise ordered by the Trustees. Received in 1931. $1,403.57 

Abbott Lawrence Fund — Bequest of Abbott LaWRENCE. The in- 
terest on this fund to be exclusively appropriated for the purchase of 
books having permanent value. Received in 1 860. $ 1 0,000.00 

Edward Lawrence Fund — Bequest of Edward LawreNCE, of Charles- 
town. The following clause from his will explains its purpose: 
"To hold and apply the income and so much of the principal as they 
may choose, to the purchase of special books of reference to be kept 
and used only at the Charlestown branch of said Public Library." 
Received in 1886. $500.00 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund — Bequest of ELIZABETH LeWIS, to be 
known as the Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund: "I give and bequeath to the 
Boston Public Library the sum of $5,000 as a fund, the income of 
which is 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." Received in 1903. $5,000.00 

Charles Greely Loring Memorial Fund — Donation from the family of 
Charles Greely Loring, the income of which is to be expended 
for the purchase of books for the West End Branch. Received in 
1 896. $500.00 

Charles Mead Fund — Bequest of Charles Mead, to constitute the 
Charles Mead Public Library Trust Fund for the promotion of the 
objects of the Public Library in such manner as the government of 
said library shall deem best, and so far as the government shall 
deem consistent with the objects of the library to be used for the 
benefit of the South Boston Branch Library. Received in 1896. 

$2,530.51 

George W. Moore Fund — Bequest of George W. Moore, for gen- 
eral purposes. Received in 1939. $217.00 

Francis A. Morse Library Fund — Bequest of Francis A. MoRSE, of 
West Roxbury ; the income only to be expended annually for the 
purchase of books for the West Roxbury Branch Library suitable 
for children of school age. Received in 1936. $1,000.00 

Gardner O. North Fund — - Bequest of GARDNER O. NORTH. Re- 
ceived in 1928. $2,000.00 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund — By an interlocutory decree of the 
Probate Court for the County of Suffolk, the amount of$l 1 ,781 .44 
was received, the same being one-half of the net amount received 



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from the disposition of certain property held by the Trustees, under 
an indenture between Amor HoUingsworth, Sumner A. Burt and 
Amor L. HoUingsworth, all of Milton, Mass., and John H. Mc- 
Kendry, of Boston, Mass., entered into the sixth day of August, 
1870. The above amount was accepted by the City, January 2, 
1924, and the Trustees of the Public Library voted to invest the 
same under the name of "The Oakland Hall Trust Fund." the 
income to be applied to the purchase of books and other library 
material for the Mattapan Branch. $1 1.781.44 

John Boyle O'Reilly Fund — Donation received from the PapyrUS 
Club to establish a fund in memory of John Boyle O'Reilly, late 
member of said club, the income of said fund to be devoted to the 
purchase of books for the Boston Public Library. Received in 1 897. 

$1,000.00 

Phillips Fund — Donation made by JONATHAN PHILLIPS, in April, 
1853. 

The interest of this fund is to be used exclusively for the purchase 
of books. $10,000.00 

Also a bequest by Mr. Phillips in his will dated September 20, 
I 849, the interest on which is to be annually devoted to the main- 
tenance of a free Public Library. $20,000.00 

Pierce Fund — Donation made by the HoN. Henry L. Pierce, Mayor 
of the City, November 29, 1 873, and accepted by the City Council, 
December 27, 1873. $5,012.90 

Sarah E. Pratt Fund — Bequest from Sarah E. Pratt, under the 
14th clause of her will, for the benefit of the Dorchester Branch, 
$500.00. Received in 1922 and 1924. $1,494.18 

Guilford Reed Fund — Bequest of Helen Leah Reed, as a memorial 
to Guilford S. Reed ; the income to be applied to the purchase of 
books of nonfiction. $1,000.00 

John Singer Sargent Fund — Balance remaining in hands of surviving 
trustees of fund originally raised to install in the Library decorations 
by John Singer Sargent ; the income to be used for the care and 
preservation of the Sargent decorations, etc. $3,858.24 

Scholfield Fund — Bequest of ARTHUR ScHOLFiELD, who died in New 
York, January 17, 1883, the interest to be paid to certain heirs 
during their lives, and then to be used for the purchase of books of 
permanent value. The last heir, Joseph Scholfield, died November 
I 8, 1 889, and by his will bequeathed to the City of Boston the sum 
of $1 1,766.67, which represents the income of said fund received 
by him up to the time of his death, to which was added $33.33 
accrued interest on deposit up to the time of investment, to be added 
to the fund given by his brother. $61,815.25 

Sewall Fund — Extract from the will of RiCHARD BlacK SeWALL: 
''Tenth: — I bequeath the following pecuniary legacies clear of 
legacy tax, namely. To the Trustees of the Public Library of the 
City of Boston $25,000 to be added to their funds and the income 
to be used for the purchase of books." Received in 1918. 

$25,000.00 



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Sigilman Fund — Bequest of Samuel SlGlLMAN of one-third of his 
residuary estate to the Boston PubHc Library. Payments received 
1941-44. $18,412.51 

Skinner Fund — Extract from the will of Francis Skinner: 

"Eleventh. — All my books and library I give and bequeath to my 
son, to be enjoyed by him during his life and after his death to be 
distributed as he shall appoint among such public libraries, as he shall 
judge fit, and in case he makes no such appointment then to the 
Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston. 
"Sixteenth. — All the rest and residue of my said property of what- 
ever kind, I give and bequeath to Augustus P. Loring and J. Lewis 
Stackpole in trust to pay the net income to my son Francis Skinner, 
Jr., during his life, or to apply the same to his maintenance and sup- 
port, or the maintenance and support of any issue of his, as they shall 
think best during his life ; and at his death to apply the income to the 
maintenance and support of his issue until his youngest child shall 
reach the age of 2 1 years and then to distribute said property among 
said issue, the issue of a deceased child to take the share a parent 
would have if living. 

"If there shall be no issue surviving at the time of my son's death, 
then to turn the said property into cash and to divide it equally 
among the following legatees: The Trustees of the Public Library 
of the City of Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Medical School 
of Harvard University, and the Free Hospital for Women, Brook- 
line, Massachusetts." Received in 1914. $51,732.14 

South Boston Branch Library Trust Fund — Donation of a citizen of 
South Boston, the income of which is to be expended for the benefit 
of the South Boston Branch Library. Received in 1 879. 

$100.00 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund — Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Stew- 
art of $3,500 to the Trustees of the Boston Public Library. The 
Trustees voted under date of June 29, 1923, that the income be 
applied to the purchase of books and other library material. 

$3,500.00 

James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) Fund — Gift of Helen Stor- 
Row and Elizabeth Randolph Storrow as a memorial to 
James Jackson Storrow, Senior; income to be used for the purchase 
of Italian books. $25,000.00 

Ticknor Bequest — By the will of GeorgE Ticknor, of Boston, he 
gave to the City of Boston, on the death of his wife, all his books 
and manuscripts in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, about 
four thousand volumes, and also the sum of four thousand dollars. 
After the receipt of said sums the City is required to spend not less 
than one thousand dollars in every five years during the twenty-five 
years next succeeding {i.e., the income of four thousand dollars, at 
the rate of five per cent per annum) in the purchase of books in the 
Spanish and Portuguese languages and literature. At the end of 
twenty-five years the income of said sum to be expended annually in 
the purchase of books of permanent value, either in the Spanish or 
Portuguese languages, or in such other languages as may be deemed 



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expedient by those having charge of the Hbrary. The books be- 
queathed or purchased are always to be freely accessible for refer- 
ence or study, but are not to be loaned for use outside of the library 
building. If these bequests are not accepted by the City, and the 
trusts and conditions faithfully executed, the books, manuscripts and 
money are to be given to the President and Fellows of Harvard 
College. In order that the City might receive the immediate benefit 
of this contribution, Anna Ticknor, widow of the donor, relinquished 
her right to retain during her life the books and manuscripts, and 
placed them under the control of the City, the City Council having 
previously accepted the bequests in accordance with the terms and 
conditions of said will, and the Trustees of the Public Library re- 
ceived said bequests on behalf of the City, and made suitable ar- 
rangements for the care and custody of the books and manuscripts. 
Received in 1871. $4,000.00 

William C. Todd Newspaper Fund — Donation by WiLLIAM C. TODD, 
of Atkins, N. H., accepted by order of the City Council, approved 
October 30, 1 897, the income to be at least two thousand dollars 
a year, to be expended by the Library Trustees for newspapers of 
this and other countries. $50,036.41 

Townsend Fund — Donation from William Minot and William Minot, 
Jr., executors of the will of Mary P. ToWNSEND, at whose dis- 
posal she left a certain portion of her estate in trust for such chari- 
table and public institutions as they might think meritorious. Said 
executors accordingly selected the Public Library of the City of 
Boston as one of such institutions, and attached the following con- 
ditions to the legacy: "The income only shall, in each and every 
year, be expended in the purchase of books for the use of the library ; 
each of which books shall have been published in some one edition 
at least five years at the time it may be so purchased." Received in 
1 879. $4,000.00 

Treadwell Fund — By the will of the late Daniel TreadwELL, of 
Cambridge, late Rumford Professor in Harvard College, who died 
February 27, 1872, he left the residue of his estate, after payment 
of debts, legacies, etc., in trust to his executors, to hold during the 
life of his wife for her benefit, and after her decease to divide the 
residue then remaining in the hands of the Trustees, as therein pro- 
vided, and convey one-fifth part thereof to the Trustees of the Public 
Library of the City of Boston. 

By order of the City Council, approved May 17, 1872, said be- 
quest was accepted and the Trustees of the Public Library authorized 
to receive the same and invest it in the City of Boston Bonds, income 
of which is to be expended by said Trustees in such manner as they 
may deem for the best interests of the Library. $13,987.69 

Tufts Fund — Bequest of Nathan A. Tufts, of Charlestown, to be 
known as the "Nathan A. Tufts Fund," the income to be applied 
at all times to the purchase of books and other additions to the library 
to be placed in the Charlestown Branch. Received in 1906. 

$10,131.77 



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Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund — Donation on account of the 
Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund, the income to be used 
for the purchase of books of a military and patriotic character, to be 
placed in the alcove appropriated as a memorial to the Twentieth 
Regiment. Received in 1897. $5,000.00 

Francis Jay Underbill Fund — Net proceeds under the Judicial Settle- 
ment of the Account of Arthur Lovell, as Executor of the Last 
Will and Testament of Francis Jay Underhill, late of Brook- 
lyn, New York, the income to be expended for the purchase of 
books. Received in 1 939. $524.70 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund — Bequest of Horace G. Wadlin, of 
Reading, former Librarian, of $2,000 to the Trustees of the Pub- 
lic Library of the City of Boston to be permanently funded and the 
income thereof used for the purchase of books. Received in 1 932. 

$2,000.00 
Also a bequest by Ella F. Wadlin ; to be added to the Horace G. 
Wadlin Fund, and the income to be used for the purchase of books. 
Received in 1936. $1,756.35 

Wales Fund — Extract from the will of George C. Wales: 

"After the foregoing bequests I direct that the sum of five thousand 
dollars be paid to the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of 
Boston, the same to be held, managed and invested by them, so as 
to produce an income, and the said income to be applied to the pur- 
chase of such books for said Library as they may deem best." Re- 
ceived in 1918. $5,000.00 

Whitney Funds — Bequests of JaMES LymAN WhiTNEY, who died Sep- 
tember 25. 1910. 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund — The twelfth clause of his will di- 
rected that: One-tenth of said remaining income of the principal 
fund. I direct to be paid to the Trustees of the Public Library of the 
City of Boston, to be held and accumulated by said Trustees and 
permanently invested and re-invested. The first five thousand dollars 
of income so accumulated, including the income thereon arising 
during the period of accumulation, I request to be funded in the 
name of my sister, Alice Lincoln Whitney, and the income of said 
fund after its accumulation or so much of said income as may be re- 
quired, to be paid to such employees of the said Library, who are 
sick and in need of help, as the Trustees may in their discretion deem 
most worthy (there are often such cases). Any amount of income 
from said accumulated fund not needed for the purpose just men- 
tioned shall be used for the purchase of books and manuscripts. 

$5,000.00 

James Lyman Whitney Fund — The Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 
having been established, all amounts of income of the principal fund 
paid to said Trustees, after the accumulation of said fund of five 
thousand dollars shall be held as the James Lyman Whitney Fund, 
and invested and re-invested and the income used in equal shares. 



one share for the purchase of rare and expensive books, and one share 
for the purchase and care of manuscripts; one-half at least of the 
share devoted to manuscripts to be expended for their cataloguing 
and proper care. $39,298.29 

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 Trus- 
tees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, to be expended on 
bibliographic work for the benefit of the Library. 
Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund — Bequest of MehitABLE C. C. Wil- 
SON, the income to be expended for the purchase of books. Received 
in 1913. $1,000.00 



RECAPITULATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS 



Ainsley Fund 

Artz Fund . . - . 

Bates Fund . 
Benton Book Fund 
Benton Building Fund . 
Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund 
Bigelow Fund 

Robert Charles Billings Fund 
Bianchard Fund . 
Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund 
Bowditch Fund 
Bradiee Fund 
Joseph H. Center Fund . 
Central Library Building Fund 
Children's Fund 
Clement Fund 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial 
Cutter Fund 
Elizabeth Fund 
Daniel Sharp Ford Fund 
Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund 
Franklin Club Fund 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Fund 
Morris Gest Fund 
Green Fund 
Edith Guerner Fund 
Francis J. Hannigan Fund . 
Charlotte Harris Fund . 
Ihomas B. Harris Fund 
Alfred Hemenway Fund 
Heloise E. Hersey Fund 
Lizzie Hinsman Fund . 
Hyde Fund 

David P. Kimball Fund 
Louis E. Kirstein Fund 
Arthur Mason Knapp Fund . 
Helen Lambert Fund 
Abbott Lawrence Fund 
Edward Lawrence Fund 
Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund . 



Fund 



$178,591.46 

10,000.00 

50,000.00 

1,116,639.62 

2.136,557.66 

2,000.00 

1 .000.00 

100.366.22 

5.000.00 

1 72.70 

10,000.00 

1.000.00 

39,908.89 

150.00 

103,197.04 

2,000.00 

2,496.98 

4.270.00 

25,000.00 

6,000.00 

5.017.65 

1.000.00 

5.000.00 

2.652.50 

2.000.00 

506.92 

125.00 

10.000.00 

1 ,050.07 

5,000.00 

3.542.00 

1,250.00 

3.632.40 

10,012.90 

5.000.00 

10,000.00 

1,403.57 

10.000.00 

500.00 

5.000.00 



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Charles Greely Loring Memorial Fund 

Charles Mead Fund 

George W. Moore Fund 

Francis A. Morse Library Fund . 

Gardner O. North Fund 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund . 

John Boyle O'Reilly Fund . 

Phillips Fund .... 

Pierce Fund .... 

Sarah E. Pratt Fund . . . • 

Guilford Reed Fund 

John Singer Sargent Fund 

Scholfild Fund .... 

Sewall Fund .... 

Sigilman Fund .... 

Skinner Fund .... 

South Boston Branch Library Trust F 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund 

James Jackson Sforrow (Harvard '57) 

Ticknor Fund .... 

William C. Todd Newspaper Fund 

Townsend Fund .... 

Treadwell Fund .... 

Nathan A. Tufts Fund 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 

Francis Jay Underhill Fund 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund 

Wales Fund .... 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 

James Lyman Whitney Fund . 

Mehitabie C. C. Wilson Fund . 



u 

r 


nd 
und 










r 



Total 



500.00 

2,530.51 

217.00 

1.000.00 

2.000.00 

11,781.44 

1 .000.00 

30.000.00 

5,012.90 

1,494.18 

1.000.00 

3,858.24 

61,815.25 

25.000.00 

18,412.51 

51.732.14 

100.00 

3.500.00 

25.000.00 

4,000.00 

50,036.41 

4.000.00 

13,987.69 

10,131.77 

5,000.00 

524.70 

3,756.35 

5,000.00 

5,000.00 

39,298.29 

1,000.00 

$4,264,732.96 



GIFTS FOR IMMEDIATE USE 



Received During the Current Year 

Nathan H. Friedman $100.00 

Hiram Merrill, for Print Department 100.00 

J. Ashton Reid 100.00 

Sarah Nelson Shaw ........... 1 5.00 

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



Unexpended Balances 



Remaining from Gifts Received in Current and Previous Years, 
as of December 31, 1945 



Nathan H. Friedman 
J. Ashton Reid . 
Mrs. Donald C. Starr 



) I 00.00 
100.00 

29.22 



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XI 



OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1945 

General Administrative Offices 

Director's Office 

Director, and Librarian Milton E. Lord 

Assistant to the Director 



and Clerk of the Trustees 
Assistant to the Director 
Editor of Publications 

Personnel Office 

Supervisor of Personnel 

Assistant to the Supervisor of Personnel 

Records, Files and Statistics Office 

Assistant to the Director 
Training Office 

Supervisor of Training 
Information Office 

Assistant to the Director 



Elizabeth B. Brockunier 
John J. Connolly 
Zoltan Haraszti 



Elizabeth L. Wright 
Pearl B. Smart 



Sarah M. Usher 



Bertha V. Hartzell 



Elizabeth B. Boudreau 



Reference Division 

*Chief Librarian of the Reference 
Division 

Supervisor in the Reference Division 

Keeper of Rare Books 
Keeper of Prints 

Chief of Book Selection Department 
Chief of Book Stack Service 
**Chief of Cataloging and Classification 
Department 



Richard G. Hensley 
Edward H. Redstone 

Zoltan Haraszti 
Arthur W. Heintzelman 

Christine Hayes 
William J. Ennis 

William A. Roblyer 



"^On military leave — - Orlando C. Davis, Acting Chief Librarian 
** On military leave — Mildred C. O'Connor, Assistant-in-Charge 



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Chief of Fine Arts Department 

Chief of General Reference Department 

Chief of History Department 

Chief of Music Department 

Chief of Periodical and Newspaper 

Department 
Chief of Science and Technology 

Department 
Chief of Statistical Department 
Chief of Teachers Department 
Business Branch Librarian 

Curator of Americana 
Curator of English Literature 

Circulation Division 
Chief Librarian of the Circulation 



D 



ivision 



Priscilla S. MacFadden 
John M. Carroll 
Laura R. Gibbs 
Richard G. Appel 

Bradford M. Hill 

Loraine A. Sullivan 
Elizabeth G. Barry 
Anna L. Manning 
Mary W. Dietrichson 

Harriet Sv/ift 
Honor C. McCusker 



Orlando C. Davis 



Assistant to the Chief Librarian of the 
Circulation Division 



Ruth S. Cannell 



Supervisor in the Circulation Division 
Deputy Supervisor, In Charge of Work 
with Children 

Branch Librarians 

AUston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Fleights 

Parker Hill 



Ada A. Andelman 
Elizabeth M. Gordon 



M, Florence Cufflin 
Katrina M. Sather 
Mary K. Harris 
Helen M. O'Leary 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Margaret A. Calnan 
Margaret A. Morgan 
Dorothy F. Nourse 
Gertrude L. Connell 
Mary E. Ames 
Sara A. Lyon 
Rebecca E. Willis 
Christiana P. Jordan 
Annie Reis 
Theodora B. Scoff 
Margaret I. McGovern 
Catherine P. Loughman 
Margaret H. Reid 
Pauline A. Walker 
Mary U. Nichols 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary M. Sullivan 



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Phillips Brooks 
Roslindale 
South Boston 
South End 
Uphams Corner 
Washington Village 
West End 
West Roxbury 

Chief of Book Preparation Department 
Chief of Book Selection Department 
Chief of Branch Issue Department 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

Department 
Chief of Open Shelf Department 
Chief of Registration Department 
Chief of School Issue Department 
Chief of Young Peoples Room 



Edith H. Bailey 
Marion R. Herzig 
Mary A. Hackett 
Marion C. Kingman 
Beatrice C. Maguire 
Elizabeth H. McShane 
Fanny Goldstein 
Geneva Watson 

Vacant 

Edna G. Peck 

Grace B. Loughlin 

Ethel M. Hazlewood 
Muriel C. Javelin 
A. Frances Rogers 
Beatrice M. Flanagan 
Mary C. Toy 



Division of Business Operations 



Superintendent of Buildings 

Auditor 

Chief of Binding Department 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department 

Chief of Printing Department 

Chief of Shipping Department 



William F. Quinn 
Helen Schubarth 
James P. Mooers 
William C. Maiers, Jr. 
William B. Gallagher 
Robert F. Dixon 



Officers of the Library, Emeritus 



Comptroller, Emeritus 

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

Chief of Book Preparation De|)arlment, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Branch Issue Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

Department, Emeritus 
Chief of Issue Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Main Reading Room, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Open Shelf Department, 

Emeritus 



Branch Librarian, 

Branch Librarian, 

Branch Librarian, 

Branch Librarian, 

Branch Librarian, 

Branch Librarian, 



Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 
Emeritus 



James W. Kenney j 
Edith Guerrier 
Alice M. Jordan 

Marion A. McCarthy 
Alice V. Stevens 
Lucien E. Taylor 
Thomas F. Brennan 
William J. Mulloney 

John H. Reardon 

Katherine F. Albert 
Annie M. Donovan 
Clara L. Maxwell 
Carrie L. Morse 
Katharine F. Muldoon 
Katherine S. Rogan 



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STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Expenditures for Personnfx: 

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

Sundays and Evenings, extra and other service . 



$879,868.20 
124,1 16.62 $1,003,984.82 



Expenditures for Service Other 


Than Personal: 




Advertising 




$107.50 


Transportation of persons . 








1 .646.45 


Cartage and freight 








1 1 ,478.61 


Light, heat, and pov^'er 








42,628.96 


Rents, taxes, and v/ater 








17,915.50 


Bond and insurance premiums 








1,466.74 


Communication . 








4,979.79 


Cleaning .... 








1.223.86 


Removal of waste 








52.00 


Expert .... 








3,131.70 


Stenographic and copying . 








1,168.84 


Fees ..... 








141.40 


Photographic and blueprinting 








359.95 


General repairs . 








36,978.19 


Miscellaneous services . 








116.00 123,395.49 


Expenditures for Equipment: 






Machinery .... 




$574.25 


Electrical .... 




169.34 


Furniture and furnishings . 




342.19 


Office . ... 




200.45 


Books : 






City appropriation 


$69,308.87 




Trust funds income 


20,468.5 


I 


89,777.38 


Manuscripts: 






Trust funds income 




532.75 


Periodicals: 






City appropriation 


$9,034.72 




Trust funds income 


8,956.6 


3 


17,991.35 


Newspapers : 






City appropriation 


$1,863.26 




Trust funds income 


1,374.8 


4 


3.238.10 



Microfilms: 

Trust funds income 
Lantern slides: 

Trust funds mcome 
Photostats: 

Frust funds income 
Posters, prints, and maps: 

1 rust funds income 
Phonograph records: 

Frust funds income 
Photographs: 

Trust funds income 
Miscellaneous: 

City appropriation 

Trust funds income 

Tools and instruments 
General plant 



$1,494.89 
6.997.15 



1.193.48 

197.50 

17.50 

1,355.95 

38.58 

237.42 

8,492.04 

768.81 
51.71 



125.178.80 



Carried forrvard 



$1,252,559.11 



[83] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1945 



Receipts from: 

City Appropriation 1945 . 

Income from Trust Funds 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Gift of J. Ashton Reid 

Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 

Gift of Hiram Merrill, for the Print Depar 

Gift of Sarah Nelson Shaw 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin Foundation 



.$1,313,508.75 
50,100.60 
700.00 
100.00 
100.00 
100.00 
15.00 
203.00$! 



,364,824.35 



Carried forivari 



$1,364,624.35 



[84] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forrvard ..... 


. . $1 


,252,559.1 1 


Expenditures for Supplies: 






Oifice 


$8,190.68 




Fuel 


1 1 ,069.25 




Medical 


24.51 




Laundry, cleaning, toilet .... 


1 ,826.40 




Educational and recreational 


16.00 




Agricultural ...... 


121.51 




Chemicals and disinfectants .... 


267.23 




Misecllaneous ...... 


2.318.46 


23,834.04 


Expenditures for Materials: 






Building ....... 


$3,213.00 




Machinery ....... 


6.90 




Electrical ....... 


1 ,629.60 




Miscellaneous ...... 


777.29 


5,626.79 


Workmen's Compensation .... 




832.81 


1944 Unliquidated Reserve .... 




2.293.57 


Special Items: 






Louis E. Kirstein Fund, sick benefits . 


$100.00 




A. L. Whitney Fund, sick benefits 


222.25 




Trust Funds Income, salary 


48L65 




Trust Funds Income, scholarships 


450.00 




Trust Funds Income, etching 


10.00 




1 rust Funds Income, ice . 


61.20 


1,325.10 


Gift of Mrs. Donald C. Starr . 


$70.00 




Gift of Hiram Merrill, for Print Department 


100.00 




Gift of Sarah Nelson Shaw 


15.00 




Anne Russell Chickering Fund 


1.90 




Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin Foundation 


200.00 


387.68 


Binding Department: 






Salaries .... . . 


. $46,925.43 




Gas, light, and heat ..... 


71.67 




Repairs ....... 


51.33 




Furniture and furnishings .... 


. . 735 




Supplies ....... 


228.60 




Machinery materials ..... 


38.75 




Stock 


3,880.01 


51.203.15 


Printing Department: 






Salaries ....... 


. $!3,433.47 




Gas, light, and heat ..... 


7.96 




Photographic and blueprinting 


1 56.67 




Repairs ....... 


60.56 




Supplies ....... 


18.25 




Machinery materials ..... 


39.09 




Stock 


3,214.20 


16,930.20 


Carried forward ..... 


$1,354,992.45 



[85] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1945 



Drought forward .... 
Balance Brought Forward from 1944: 
Trust .Funds Income .... 
James L. Whitney BibIio£;rapliic Account 
Gift of Mrs. Donald C. Starr . 
Anne Russell Chickering Fund 
Special Appropriation: Library Building 

Roof Construction .... 

1942 Unliquidated Reserve . 

1943 Unliquidated Reserve . 

1944 Unliquidated Reserve . 



$1,364,824.35 



$83,962.23 

3.179.40 

100.00 

1.90 

. 7,766.23 

135.77 

1.310.27 

2,678.12 



99,133.92 



Carried forn>ard 



$1,463,958.27 



5,2 5.46 : 300 



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