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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1949 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 



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TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



FRANK W. BUXTON, President 

Term expires April 30, 1950 

FRANK J. DONAHUE 

Term expires April 30, 1953 

LEE M. FRIEDMAN ROBERT H. LORD 

Term expires April 30. 1954 Term expires April 30, 1952 

FRANCIS B. MASTERSON 

Term expires April 30, 1951 



MILTON E. LORD 

Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 



I — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1949 . 

II — Appropriations and Expenditures for 
Personnel. 1930-1949 . 

Ill — 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 31,1 949 



Financial Statement 



1 

4 

10 
15 
35 
44 
50 
51 
52 
64 

81 
84 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930 - 1949 



Total Expenditures, 1930 - 1949 





FROM ANNUAL 


FROM SPECIAL 




CITY 


CITY 


YEAR 


APPROPRIATIONS 


APPROPRIATION 


1930 


$1,132,520.06 


$237,962.11 


1931 


1.239.257.45 


309,794.65 


1932 


1.147.579.89 


126345.78 


1933 


1.000.431.87 


1 .027.43 


1934 


1.065,367.44 


41.049.17 


1935 


1.139,114.88 


36.295.49 


1936 


1,116,657.14 


74.434.97 


1937 


1 ,204,994.47 


73.204.16 


1938 


1.231,278.52 


66,243.11 


1939 


1.231.198.08 


39.997.19 


1940 


1.232.633.01 


52,930.24 


1941 


1,274.184.45 


37,398.01 


1942 


1.272,554.07 


92.356.86 


1943 


1.254.573.76 


72,904.22 


1944 


1,280.646.5! 


11,913.99 


lQ4'i 


1.309,615.79 
1,379,562.24 




1 •T-/ 

1946 


1,211.26 


1947 


1.811,389.47 


20,375.20 


1948 


2,132,297.40 


7,815.88 


1949 


2.500.979.80 


51,218.15 



FROM FROM 

INCOME OF GIFTS FOR 

FRUST FUNDS IMMEDIATE U 

$22,796.21 

20,839.73 

22,801 .04 

26,633.94 

19.083.82 

24.496.50 

58,826.03 $6.83 

51.161.81 206.68 

86,338.96 

119.899.86 73.97 

128,403.69 88.80 

93.969.34 264.69 

50,625.70 270.20 

61,016.62 85.21 

40,839.88 1 .086.50 

42,695.41 387.68 

45,199.61 1,178.92 

46.156.27 1,492.43 
56,808.38 30,821.98 

84.137.28 5,950.80 



$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 .334,486.68 
1,352,698.88 
1,427,152.03 
1,879,413.37 
2,227.743.64 
2,642,286.03 



Distribution of Expenditures From Annual City Appropriations. 1930-1949 





SALARIES 


books and other 


ALL OTHER 




YEAR 


AND WAGES 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


ACCOUNTS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$809,530.41 


$159,999.97 


$162,989.68 


$1,132,520.06 


1931 


852,987.17 


190,636.12 


195,634.16 


1.239,257.45 


1932 


853,680.10 


159.970.58 


133.929.21 


1.147,579.89 


1933 


788.603.37 


87,323.50 


124.505.00 


1.000.431.87 


1934 


821,974.51 


98,291.63 


145,101.30 


1.065,367.44 


1935 


912,339.26 


99,233.95 


127.541.67 


1.139.114.88 


1936 


930,788.04 


54,999.98 


130,869.12 


1,116,657.14 


1937 


975,751.61 


81,522.49 


147,720.37 


1 ,204.994.47 


1938 


1,023,225.41 


73,874.93 


134.178.18 


1.231.278.52 


1939 


1.032,696.19 


54,999.97 


143,501.92 


1,231,198.08 


1940 


1 ,045,735.40 


57,499.94 


129,397.67 


1,232,633.01 


1941 


1 ,043,754.52 


74,999.47 


1 55,430.46 


1.274,184.45 


1942 


1,062.220.17 


88.000.00 


122,333.90 


1 .272.554.07 


1943 


1,036,381.35 


75,000.00 


143,192.41 


1 .254,573.76 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


80,000.00 


141,974.55 


1,280,646.51 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


81,701.74 


163.570.33 


1.309,615.79 


1946 


1,108,102.75 


90,899.98 


180,559.51 


1,379.562.24 


1947 


1.453,087.76 


118.533.62 


239,768.09 


1,811,389.47 


1948 


1.718.217.60 


119,000.00 


295,079.80 


2.132.297.40 


1949 


2.029,465.96 


150,019.35 


321,494.49 


2.500.979.80 



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Distribution of Expenditures From Income of Trust Funds, 1930 - 1949 



$150.00 $22,796.21 

100.00 20,839.73 

22,801.04 

26,633.94 

19,083.82 

629.00 24,496.50 

642.00 58,826.03 

392.00 51.161.81 

456.00 86,338.96 

385.10 119,899.86 

1,714.80 128.403.69 

286.68 93,969.34 

678.06 50,625.70 

823.90 61,016.62 

479.83 40,839.88 

843.45 42,695.41 

1.870.04 45,199.61 

2,244.27 46,156.27 

2,845.03 56.808.38 

200.00 84,137.28 

Distribution of Expenditures From Gifts for Immediate Use, 1930 - 1949 





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 


1946 


43,140.12 


189.45 


1947 


43,869.89 


42.11 


1948 


53,621.35 


342.00 


1949 


83,887.28 


50.00 



books and other 
year ubrary materials 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

1936 $6.83 

1937 206.68 

1938 

1939 73.97 

1940 88.80 

1941 264.69 

1942 270.20 

1943 85.21 

1944 1,086.50 

1945 387.68 

1946 1,178.92 

1947 1.492.43 

1948 30,821.98 

1949 5,950.80 



[4] 

II 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1930- 1949 

Total Appropriations and Expenditures for All Personnel. 1930 - 1949 





AMOUNT 


AMOUNT 


UNEXPENDED 


YEAR 


APPROPRIATED 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


1930 


$812,000.00 


$809,530.41 


$2,469.59 


1931 


858.903.00 


852,987.17 


5,9)5.83 


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* 




1937 


7 J\Jy I ^\J.\J~ 

975,751.61 


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 


1946 


1,110,000.00 


1.108,102.75 


I.897.251t 


1947 


1,454,799.00 


1.453.087.76 


1.711.24ttt 


1948 


1 .720,905.84 


1,718,217.60 


2,688.24tttt 


1949 


2,055,650.00 


2,029,465.96 


26,I84.04§ 



* 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 Library. 
** $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. 
■ft $1,897.25 transferred to other accounts of the Library, 
ttt $1,711.24 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 
tttt $2,688.24 transferred to other accounts of ihe Library. 
§ $25,765.38 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For All Pf.rsonnel. 1930-1949 





total EXPENDITURES 


%OF 


%0F 




FOR SALARIES & WAGES 


CHANCE FROM 


CHANCE 


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 


-fO.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 


L045,735.40 


+1.2% 


+35.7% 


1941 


1,043,754.52 


-0.2% 


+35.4% 


1942 


1.062,220.17 


+ 1.7% 


+37.8% 


1943 


L036,38L35 


-2.4% 


+34.5% 


1944 


1.058,671.96 


+2.2% 


+37.4% 


1945 


1.064,343.72 


+0.5% 


+38.2% 


1946 


1,103.102.7S 


+4.1% 


+43.8% 


1947 


1,453.087.76 


+23.7% 


+88.6% 


194R 


1,718,217.60 


+ 18.2% 


+ 123.0% 


1949 


2,029,465.96 


-j-18.1% 


+ 163.4% 



[5] 

Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Regular Service 
(FuLL-TiME Personnel), 1930 - 1949 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES % OF % OF 

FOR SALARIES & WAGES CHANGE 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% +10.6% 

1932 746,221.52 +1.6% +12.4% 

1933 683,618.01 -«.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%, +40.6% 

1945 940,227.10 +0.8% +41.6% 

1946 981,514.81 +4.4% +47.8% 

1947 1,250,831.07 +21.5% +88.4% 

1948 1,487,537.16 +18.9% +124.0% 

1949 1,766.557.23 +18.8% +166.07o 



Changes Year By Year In Total Expenditures For Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel. Etc.), 1930 - 1949 

total expenditures 

for SALARIES & WAGES 

YEAR FOR EXTRA 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 89,517.71 

1941 100.136.21 

1942 120,983.22 

1943 115,031.99 

1944 122.061.66 

1945 120.536.62 

1946 122,983.94 

1947 198,611.69 

1948 230,680.44 

1949 262,908.73 



%0F 


%0F 


change FROM 


CHANGE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


+7.8% 


+7.8% 


+3.3% 


+ 11.3% 


-9.0% 


+ 1.4% 


-2.3% 


-].0% 


+8.6% 


+7.4% 


-13.8% 


-7.4% 


-4.1% 


-11.1% 


+5.7% 


-6.0% 


-9.6% 


-15.1% 


-3.0% 


-17.6% 


+4.3% 


-11.6% 


+ 11.8% 


-3.7% 


+20.6% 


+16.3% 


-4.9% 


+ 10.6% 


+6.1% 


+ 17.3% 


-1.1% 


+ 15.8% 


+2.0% 


+ 18.2% 


+38.0% 


-L9!.0% 


+ 16.1% 


+ 121.7% 


+ 14.0% 


+ 152.7% 



[6] 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1949 

Summary by Divisions 
Administrative Offices 



Regular Service 




$94,219.05 




Extra Service 

Part-time Service 
Sunday Service 


$5,821.95 
1,575.44 


7,397.39 




Total Expenditures for Administrative 


Offices 




$101,616.44 


Circulation Division 
Regular Service 
Extra Service 

Part-time Service 


$107,364.06 


$790,654.01 




Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

By the Hour 

Evening and Holiday Service 
Sunday Service 


6,720.82 
7,835.45 
6,354.18 


128,274.51 




Total Expenditures for Circulation Division 




918,928.52 


Reference Division 

Regular Service 




$492,736.82 




Extra Service 

Part-time Service 


$55,575.69 






Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 
Sunday Service 


597.47 
32,078.30 


88.251.46 




Total Expenditures for Reference Division 




580,988.28 


Division of Business Oper\tions 
Regular Service 
Extra Service 

Part-time Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 


$1,229.60 
13,161.04 


$388,94735 




Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 
"Unliquidated" Evening Service 
Sunday Service 


8,377.77 

782.46 

11,091.00 


34.641.87 





Total Expenditures for 

Division of Business Operations 423,589.22 

Miscellaneous Services 

Storytelling $3,939.00 

Stereopticon Operator 404.50 

Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous Services 4.343.50 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR ALL PERSONNEL $2,029,465.96 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES. 

1949 

SUNDAY TOTAL 

SERVICE SERVICE 

$43,664.84 

23,616.53 

$1,575.44 23,669.05 

10.666.02 







REGULAR 


PART-TIME 


UNIT 




SERVICE 


SERVICE 


Director's Office 




$43,507.14 


$157.70 


Personnel Office 




23.616.53 






Information Office 




16,429.36 


5.664.25 


Office of Records, 


Files, 






Statistics 




10.666.02 







Total Expenditures for 

Administrative Offices $94,219.05 $5,821.95 $1,575.44 $101,616.44 



[71 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN CIRCULATION DIVISION, 1949 



Unit 

Executive Staff 

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 

$45,938.89 
9,727.93 
25,243.49 
29,882.90 
23,440.89 
25,779.51 
14,383.19 
20,558.94 

595,698.27 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 

$1,061.77 



JANITORIAL AND 

CLEANING: 

BY THE HOUR, 

AND EVENING 

AND HOLIDAY 



2,061.21 

4,044.88 
8,264.40 



2,683.59 

4,858.04 

84,390.17 $14,556.27 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



$2,895.27 
1,546.21 
1,912.70 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 

$47,000.66 
9,727.93 
27,304.70 
33,927.78 
34,600.56 
27,325.72 
18,979.48 
25,416.98 

694.644.71 



$790,654.01 $107,364.06 $14,556.27 $6,354.18 $918,928.52 



BRiVNCH Libraries 

AUston 
Brighten 
Charlestown 
City Point 
Codman Square 
Connolly 
Dorchesier 
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 



$22,706.00 
21,138.78 
23,636.59 
16,153.25 
24,828.81 
24.137.09 
19,680.88 
24.852.13 
18,490.60 
3,825.39 
19,564.17 
21,883.23 
12,382.77 
13.955.67 
26,650.30 
26,360.06 
20.753.30 
13,697.47 
12,762.89 
25,412.59 
14,122.84 
21,615.51 
10,051.36 
24.338.82 
14.514.37 
18,212.84 
22,921.89 
20,406.28 
29,352.59 
27,289.80 



$2,030.86 
2,335.45 
3,431.61 
3.024.77 
5,938.81 
3,344.50 
2,621.97 
2.701.13 
2,361 .03 
771.11 
1.975.79 
3,731.10 
2,178.35 
1 ,334.34 
2,818.74 
2,791.35 
2,093.49 
1 ,893.97 
3,466.15 
3,336.52 
1.751.02 
2,008.13 
1,477.11 
3,550.28 
3.513.47 
1 ,944.22 
5,725.79 
2,911.26 
5,005.59 
2,322.26 



$991.14 
560.20 



884.40 

385.50 
452.16 

708.74 

23.24 

796.12 
363.30 



1.851.92 

769.73 

1.957.36 

2.813.22 
512.28 
249.77 



665.37 
571.82 



$24,736. 
24,465, 
27,628. 
19,178. 
30,767. 
28,365. 
22,302, 
27,938, 
21.303. 
4.596 
22.248 
25,614 
14,584 
1 5.290 
30,265, 
29.514, 
22,846, 
15.591 
18.080 
29,518 
17.831 
23.623 
14.341 
28,401 
18,277 
20.157 
28,647 
23,317 
35,023 
30,183 



86 
,37 
,40 
02 
.62 
.99 
.85 
.76 
.79 
.50 
.70 
.33 
36 
.01 

16 
.71 
.79 
,44 
96 
,84 
,22 
.64 
.69 
.38 
.61 
.06 
,68 
.54 

55 



$595,698.27 $84,390.17 $14,556.27 



$694,644.7! 



* Branch Library closed March 15. 1949; now pay one assistant at Norfolk House Center 



[8] 
EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN REFERENCE DIVISION. 1949 



Unit 

Executive Staff 

Book Selection Department 

Book Stack Service 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 

Fine .Arts Department 

General Reference Department 

Hi«tory Department 

Music Department 

Periodical and Newspaper Dept. 

Print Department 

Rare Book Department 

Science and Technology Dept. 

Statistical Department 

Teachers Department 

Kirstein Business Branch 

Total Expenditures for 
Reference Division 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$25,876.02 
7,658.46 

104,416.62 
88,705.57 
30,161.35 
35,470.65 
14.577.08 
12,466.73 
28,580.39 
14.781.22 
29.840.99 
27,967.70 
16,438.27 
13,269.04 
42,526.73 



JANITORIAL AND 
CLEANING: 
PART-TIME EVENING AND 
SERVICE HOLIDAY 



$17,979.55 
6.306.55 
5.782.79 
4.848.53 
1 ,490.96 
3,960.37 
3,684.96 
1 .075.80 
1.641.84 
4,223.59 
2,509.92 
1.151.35 
919.48 



$597.47 



SUNDAY 


TOTAL 


SERVICE 


SERVICE 


$987.30 


$26,863.32 




7.658.46 
133.182.05 


10.785.88 




95.012.12 


3.054.06 


38.998.20 


4.668.73 


44,987.91 


893.54 


16,961.58 


1.144.48 


17.571.58 


4,021.86 


36.287.21 


14.00 


15.871.02 


1 .887.30 


33,370.13 


2,175.62 


34,366.91 


1 .255.62 


20.203.81 


1,189.91 


15.610.30 




44,043.68 





$492,736.82 $55,575.69 



$597.47 $32,078.30 $580,988.28 



[9] 

EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS. 1949 



Unit 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 



EVENING AND 

HOUDAY ; 

JANITORIAL AND 

CLEANING: 

PART-TIME EVENING AND 

SERVICE HOLIDAY 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 



Business Office 
Accounting Department 
Binding Depaitment 
Book Preparation Department 
Book Purchasing Department 
Buildings Department 

Mechanical Service 

Cleaning Service 
Printing Department 
Shipping Department 
Supply Room 
"Unliquidated" Evening Service 



$14,831.11 
18,318.83 
88,379.26 
23,751.42 
49,192.95 

128,083.40 

32,434.31 

21.165.46 

8,774.85 

4,015.76 



$35.15 



536.03 
658.42 



$294.80 



12,785.49 
8,377.77 

46.73 

34.02 
782.46 



$20.80 
24.73 



7,737.66 
3,307.81 



$14,887.06 
18,638.36 
88,379.26 
24,287.45 
49,851.37 

148,606.55 

44,119.89 

21,165.46 

8,821 .58 

4,049.78 

782.46 



Total Expenditures for Division 

of Business Operations $388,947.35 



$1,229.60 $22,321.27 $11,091.00 $423,589.22 



EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES, 1949 



Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for 
Miscellaneous Services 



$3,939.00 
404.50 



$4,343.50 



RECAPITULATION. 1949 



Regular Serxhce 

Full-time Members of the Staff 



$1 .766,557.23 



Extra Service 

Part-time Service 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service 

By the Hour 

Evening and Holiday Service 
"Unliquidated" Evening Service 
Sunday Service 



$169,991.30 
13,161.04 

6,720.82 

16,810.69 

782.46 

51,098.92 



258,565.23 



Miscellaneous Services 
Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures for All Personnel 



$3,939.00 
404.50 



4.343.50 



$2,029,465.96 



[10] 

III 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 



City Appropriations for the Purchase of Books and Other Library Materials 

1919 - 1949 



1919-20 

1920-21 

1921-22 

1922-23 

1923-24 

1924-25 

1925* 

1926 

1927 

1928 

1929 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

1936 

1937 

1938 

1939 

1940 

1941 

1942 

1943 

1944 

1945 

1946 

1947 

1948 

1949 



$50,000 

60.000 

100.000 

100,000 

90,000 

100,000 

100.000* 

125.000 

125.000 

125,000 

140,000 

160,000 

175,000 

160.000 

75.000 

100,000 

100.000 

55,000 

75,000 

73.875 

55,000 

57.500 

75,000 

88.000 

75,000 

80,000 

85.000 

90,000 

125,000 

125,000 

125,000 



* February 1 - December 31. 1925 only. 
Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 1930 - 1949 





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 


159,970.58 


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 


1946 


90,899.98 


43,140.12 


134,040.10 


1947 


118,533.62 


43,869.89 


162,403.51 


1948 


119,000.00 


53,621.35 


172,621.35 


1949 


150.019.35 


83,887.28 


233,906.63 



[11] 



Expenditures for Books 


AND OfiirR Library 


Materials by Divisions, 1939-1949 








ENTIRE 




CIRCULATION 


REFERENCE 


LIBRARY 


YEAR 


DIVISION 


DIVISION 


SYSTEM 


1939 








From City Funds 


$42,667.54 


$12,332.43 


$54,999.97 


From Trust Funds 


1 ,898.52 


114.358.91 


116,257.43 


Total 


$44,566.06 


$126,691.34 


$171,257.40 


1940 








From City Funds 


$56,100.44 


$1,399.50 


$57,499.94 


From Trust Funds 


9.305.14 


115,313.75 


124.618.89 


Total 


$65,405.58 


$116,713.25 


$182,118.83 


1941 








From City Funds 


$74,992.27 


$7.20 


$74,999.47 


From Trust Funds 


3.340.50 


88,842.16 


92.182.66 


Total 


$78,332.77 


$88,849.36 


$167,182.13 


1942 








From City Funds 


$87,991.81 


$8.19 


$88,000.00 


From Trust Funds 


1.917.04 


46,530.60 


48,447.64 


Total 


$89,908.85 


$46,538.79 


$136,447.64 


1943 








From City Funds 


$75,000.00 




$75,000.00 


From Trust Funds 


1,174.83 


$57,313.56 


58.488.39 


Total 


$76,174.83 


$57,313.56 


$133,488.39 


1944 








From City Funds 


$74,950.20 


$5,049.80 


$80,000.00 


From Trust Funds 


720.79 


39,014.26 


39,735.05 


Total 


$75,670.99 


$44,064.06 


$119,735.05 


1945 








From City Funds 


$78,211.92 


$3,489.82 


$81,701.74 


From Trust Funds 


1.553.76 


39,816.55 


41370.31 


Total 


$79,765.68 


$43,306.37 


$123,072.05 


1946 








From City Funds 


$85,146.82 


$5,753.16 


$90,899.98 


From Trust Funds 


1 .250.41 


41,889.71 


43.140.12 


Total 


$86,397.23 


$47,642.87 


$134,040.10 


1947 








From City Funds 


$111,541.08 


$6,992.54 


$118,533.62 


From Trust Funds 


828.59 


43.041.30 


43,869.89 


Total 


$112,369.67 


$50,033.84 


$162,403.51 


1948 








From City Funds 


$111,999.95 


$7,000.05 


$119,000.00 


From Trust Funds 


1.212.50 


52,408.85 


53.621.35 


Total 


$113,212.45 


$59,408.90 


$172,621.35 


1949 








From City Funds 


$138,360.14 


$11,659.21 


$150,019.35 


From Trust Funds 


1.960.81 


81 ,926.47 


83.887.28 


Total 


$140,320.95 


$93,585.68 


$233,906.63 



[12] 

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

1930 - 1949 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




TOTAL 


FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 


PERCENTAGES 


EXPENDITURES 


UBRARY MATERIALS 


OF EXPENDITURE* 


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 


8.11% 


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 


4.477o 


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% 


1,379,562.24 


90,899.98 


6.59% 


1.811,389.47 


118,533.62 


6.54% 


2.132,297.40 


119,000.00 


5.58% 


2,500.979.80 


150,019.35 


6.00% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures 

1930 - 1949 



1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 



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 
1,424,761.85 
1,857,545.74 
2,189,105.78 
2,584.867.08 



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 


1 5.38% 


111.196.69 


10.82% 


1 1 5.288.20 


10.63% 


121.498.78 


10.44% 


111.909.94 


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% 


134,040.10 


9.41% 


162.403.51 


8.75% 


172,621.35 


7.89% 


233,906.63 


9.04% 



[13] 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1949 



total expenditures 

for salaries total expenditures 

& wages for books 

YEAR 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% 


81,701.74 


7% 


1,146.045.46 


100% 


1946 


1.108,102.75 


92% 


90,899.98 


8% 


1.199,002.73 


100% 


1947 


1,453,087.76 


92% 


118.533.62 


6% 


1,571,621.38 


100% 


1948 


1.718,217.60 


94% 


119,000.00 


6% 


1.837,217.60 


100% 


1949 


2,029,465.96 


93% 


150.019.35 


7% 


2.179.485.31 


100% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other 

1930 - 1949 



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% 


115.288.20 


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% 


1.182.98330 


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 


10% 


1,187,897.42 


100% 


1946 


1,108,292.20 


897o 


134,040.10 


11% 


1,242,332.30 


100% 


1947 


1,453,129.87 


90% 


162,403.51 


10% 


1,615,533.38 


100% 


1948 


1,718,559.60 


91% 


172.621.35 


9% 


1,891.180.95 


100% 


1949 


2,029,515.96 


907^ 


233,906.63 


10% 


2,263,422.59 


100% 



[141 

Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Rilation to Each Other 

1930 - 1949 









REQUESTED 










requested 




FOR BOOKS 










FOR SALARIES 




AND OTHER 








YEAR 


& WAGES 


% 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


% 


total 


7o 


1930 


$812,000.00 


847o 


$150,000.00 


16% 


$962,000.00 


I007o 


1931 


883.903.00 


827o 


200,000.00 


187o 


1.083,903.00 


100%. 


1932 


866.124.00 


81% 


200,000.00 


197o 


1.066.124.00 


I007o 


1933 


886.000.00 


84% 


163,000.00 


16% 


1.049.000.00 


1007c 


1934 


830.569.56 


85% 


1 50,000.00 


157o 


980.569.56 


1007c 


1935 


937,187.75 


86% 


! 50,000.00 


147o 


1.087.187.75 


1007c 


1936 


940.039.28 


867o 


1 50,000.00 


147o 


1 .090,039.29 


1007c 


1937 


985.000.00 


87% 


1 50.000.00 


137o 


1,135,000.00 


1007c 


1938 


1,055.000.00 


88% 


1 50.000.00 


127o 


1 ,205,000.00 


i007o 


1939 


1.070.388.58 


887o 


1 50.000.00 


127o 


1 ,220,388.58 


ioo7o 


1940 


1.096.830.57 


887o 


1 50,000.00 


127o 


1 ,246,830.57 


1007c 


1941 


1,065.000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


127o 


1,215,000.00 


1007c 


1942 


1.101,145.95 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


127o 


1,251,145.95 


1007c 


1943 


1 ,065,000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


127o 


1,215,000.00 


1007c 


1944 


1 .065,000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


n% 


1.215,000.00 


1007c 


1945 


1 .065,000.00 


88 7o 


1 50,000.00 


]2% 


1,215,000.00 


1007c 


1946 


1.110,000.00 


88% 


1 50,000.00 


\27o 


1 ,260,000.00 


1007c 


1947 


1.642,076.53 


92% 


1 50,000.00 


8% 


1 ,792,076.53 


1007.^ 


1948 


1.720,905.84 


92% 


1 50.000.00 


Q% 


1,870,905.84 


1007c 


1949 


2,055,650.00 


93% 


1 50,000.00 


7% 


2,205,650.00 


1007c 



[15] 

IV 

PERSONNEL 

Cost and Numder of Total Plrsonnel, 1930 - 1949 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




TOTAL PERSONNEL 






FOR SALARIES & 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR ALL 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31 Si 


% OF CHANi 


YEAR 


PERSONNEL 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 192^ 


1929 


$770,367.26 




602 




1930 


809.530.41 


+5.1% 


644 


+7.0% 


1931 


852,987.17 


+ 10.7% 


657 


+9.1% 


1932 


853,680.10 


+ 10.8% 


665 


+ 10.5% 


1933* 


788,603.37 


+2.4% 


695 


+ 15.5% 


1934* 


821,974.51 


+6.7% 


679 


+ 12.8% 


1935 


912.339.26 


+ 18.3% 


687 


+ 14.1% 


1936 


930.788.04 


+20.8% 


699 


+ 16.1% 


1937 


975,751.61 


+26.6% 


705 


+ 17.1% 


1938 


!. 023,225.41 


+32.7% 


697 


+15.7% 


1939 


1.032.696.19 


+33.9% 


687 


+ 14.1% 


1940 


1.045,735.40 


+35.7% 


632 


+5.0% 


1941 


1.043,754.52 


+35.4% 


656 


+9.0% 


1942 


1.062.220.17 


+37.9% 


607 


+0.8% 


1943 


1,036,381.35 


+34.5% 


641 


4-6.4% 


1944 


1,058,671.96 


+37.4% 


630 


+4.6% 


1945 


1,064.343.72 


+38.2% 


620 


+2.9% 


1946 


1,108,102.75 


+43.8% 


624 


+3.6% 


1947 


1,453,087.76 


+88.6% 


664 


+10.0% 


1948 


1.718,217.60 


+123.0% 


671 


+11.0% 


1949 


2,029,465.96 


+ 163.4% 


718 


+ 19.2% 



* Salary reductions were in effect from April 21. 1933 to December 31, 1934. 
Cost and Number of Regular Service. 1930 - 1949 









total number OF 






total expenditures 




regular service 






. for salaries & 




as OF 






wages for regular 


% of change 


DECEMBER 31st 


% OF CHANGE 


YEAR 


service 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 




475 




1930 


694.183.74 


+4.6% 


512 


+7.8% 


1931 


734,150.50 


+ 10.6% 


535 


+ 12.6% 


1932 


746,221.52 


+ 12.4% 


537 


+13.0% 


1933* 


683,618.01 


+3.0% 


550 


+15.8% 


1934* 


682.797.16 


+2.9% 


563 


+18.5% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+20.4% 


571 


+20.2% 


1936 


833,763.88 


+25.8% 


578 


+21.7% 


1937 


875,957.34 


+32.1% 


592 


+24.6% 


1938 


932,579.59 


+40.7% 


590 


+24.2% 


1939 


945,123.21 


+42.5% 


580 


+22.1% 


1940 


954,292.69 


+43.7% 


543 


+14.3% 


1941 


941,707.31 


+41.8% 


511 


+7.5% 


1942 


939,370.95 


+41.5% 


501 


+5.5% 


1943 


918,763.36 


+38.4% 


511 


+7.5% 


1944 


933,028.30 


+40.6% 


514 


+8.27o 


1945 


940,227.10 


+41.67o 


516 


+8.6% 


1946 


981.514.81 


+47.8% 


510 


+7.4% 


1947 


1,250,831.07 


+88.4% 


545 


+ 14.7% 


1948 


1.487,537.16 


+124.0% 


579 


+21.8% 


1949 


1,766.557.23 


+ 166.0% 


588 


+23.8% 



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



[16] 

Cost and Number of Extra Service (Part-Time Pebsonnel, etc.), 1930 - 1949 



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 89.517.71 

1941 100,136.21 

1942 120,983.22 

1943 115,031.99 

1944 122,061.66 

1945 120,536.62 

1946 122.983.94 

1947 198,611.69 

1948 230,680.44 

1949 262,908.73 



TOTAL EXTRA SERVICE 
PERSONNEL IN TERMS 

OF EQUIVALENT OF 

FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 

AS OF 

% OF CHANGE DECEMBER 3 Isl % OF CHANGE 

FROM 1929 IN EACH YEAR FROM 1929 



+7.8% 

+ 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% 

+ 173% 

+15.8% 

+18.2% 

+90.9% 

+ 121.7% 

+152.7% 



127 
132 
122 
128 
145 
116 
116 
121 
113 
107 
107 

89 
145 
106 
130 
116 
104 
114 
119 

92 
130 



+3.9% 

-3.9% 

+0.8% 

+ 14.1% 

-8.6% 

-8.6% 

-4.7% 

-11.0% 

-15.7% 

-15.7% 

-29.9% 

+14.1% 

-16.5% 

+2.3% 

+8.6% 

-18.1% 

-10.2% 

-6.3% 

-27.5% 

+2.4% 



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



[17] 

DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS. 1929-1949 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1946 1947 1948 1949 

General Administrative Offices 14 II 13 22 22 23 26 26 

Division of Business Operations 119 138 127 112 122 130 133 138 

Circulation Division 210 254 257 237 225 235 253 256 

Reference Division 132 160 183 143 141 157 167 168 

Total 475 563 580 514 510 545 579 588 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1949 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1946 1947 1948 1949 

Executive Department 1 1 

Editor's Department 1 

Training Class 2 — — 

Training Office 2 

Director's Office 11 13 6 7 7 9 9 

Information Office - — 6 6 6 6 6 

Personnel Office 5 6 6 7 7 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 3 3 4 4 4 

Total 14 11 13 22 22 23 26 26 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929 - 1949 
DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1946 1947 1948 1949 

Division of Busmess Operations, 

Executive Staff 5 5 

Business Office 3 3 4 4 6 

Auditor's Department 5 

Auditing Department 5 5 

Accounting Department 7 6 7 6 7 

Ordering Department 13 

Book Purchasing Department 17 17 15 18 20 19 18 

Book Preparation Department 7 7 8 9 

Stock Purciiasing Department 2 2 2 2 2 

Supply Room " ' ^ 

Shipping Department 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 

Bindery Department 31 - - - 

Binding Department 35 34 26 26 27 27 26 

Printing Department 66666555 

Engineers Department 41 - 

Buildings Department 45 39 38 34 39 44 45 

Cleaners 23 20 16 13 17 16 16 15 

Total 119 138 127 112 122 130 133 138 



[18] 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE. 1929 
CIRCULATION DIVISION 



1949 



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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1946 1947 1948 1949 
Circulation Division, Executive Staff 8 9 8 9 9 10 14 

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

Book Selection Department 

Registration Department 

Open Shelf Department 

Chiidrens Department 
\oung Peoples Room 

School Issue Department 

Allston 

Andrew Square 

Boy'fton 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Kirsiein 

Lower Mills 

Maltapan 

Memorial 

Mount Bowdoin 

Mount Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

Roxbury Ciossmg 

South Boston 

South End 

Tyler Street 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Total 

* Transferred to Division of Business Operations February 13, 1946 
** Closed March 15, 1949 
Note: Cleaners and Junior Building Custodians assigned to Branch Libraries are included. 



25 



















26 


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5 
6 


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6 


7 


8 








10 


10 


10 


10 


9 






2 


2 


2 


2 


3 


3 








8 


8 


8 


9 


9 








6 


6 


7 


7 


7 


8 


5 



















5 


4 


4 


4 


4 


4 






8 


5 


5 


6 


7 


8 


4 


8 


8 


7 


6 


6 


8 


7 


4 


5 


5 


?.me 


changed 


to Washington Village 


4 


5 


7 


Name 


changed 


to Conno 


ly 




7 


6 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 


8 


9 


9 


6 


8 


7 


7 


8 


2 


4 


4 


4 


4 


5 


5 


5 


7 


8 


8 


7 


6 


8 


8 


8 








7 


7 


6 


8 


8 


6 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


7 


11 


II 


10 


8 


8 


8 


9 


8 


3 


7 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 


7 


6 


7 


6 


5 


5 


5 


** 


7 


7 


7 


6 


5 


5 


6 


7 


6 


5 


6 


5 


5 


8 


7 


8 


3 


5 


6 


6 


4 


4 


4 


5 




3 


4 


Closed July 


1, 1940 






3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


4 


4 


5 


9 


10 


9 


9 


8 


9 


9 


9 


12 


11 


8 


8 


7 


8 


8 


7 


6 


6 


6 


5 


7 


7 


7 


3 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


4 


4 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


4 


8 


10 


10 


8 


8 


8 


9 


9 


3 


4 


4 


4 


3 


4 


4 


4 


3 


8 


8 


7 


7 


7 


7 


7 




3 


3 


3 


2 


3 


3 


3 


5 


7 


7 


7 


7 


8 


9 


6 


4 


4 


Closed July 


1,1938 








8 


8 


7 


4 


5 


5 


4 


5 


8 


7 


6 


5 


5 


5 


6 


6 


4 


4 


Closed July 


1,1938 








10 


9 


10 


8 


7 


8 


8 


8 


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— . 




6 


5 


7 


7 


7 


9 


9 


9 


9 


9 


8 


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6 


8 


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7 


7 


8 


9 


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210 


254 


257 


237 


225 


235 


253 


256 



[19] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1949 — REFERENCE DIVISION 

DEC. 31 DEC. 31 DEC.31 DFC. 3! DEC. 31 r^T^I D-'C. 3 I DFC.31 

1929 1934 1939 1944 1946 1947 1948 1949 

Reference Division. Executive Staff 6 11 3 5 6 5 6 

Book Selection Department 2 - — • 

Book Selection Department, 

Reference Division 2 2 2 2 2 2 

Catalog Department 19 

Shelf Department 15 • 

Cataloging and Classification Dept. 33 31 27 28 27 30 27 

Registration Department 8 9 10 * 

Issue Department 36 40 46 ■ 

Book Stack Service 38 34 44 46 46 

Information Department 5 6 g ** 

Open Shelf Department 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals 25 

Genealogical Department 1 ■ 

Bates Hall Reference Desk 5 8 

Bates Hall Centre Desk 7 4 

Main Readmg Room 

General Reference Department 10 10 12 IZ 12 

Nev^fspaper Department 2 - 

Periodical Department 5 

Periodical and Newspaper Department 10 8 8 8 8 9 

Special Libraries Department 19 

Fine Arts, Rare Book, and 

Technology Departments 

Technology, Fine Arts, and 

Music Department 16 — — 

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

Music Department [4] [3] 5 4 3 3 4 4 

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

Patent Department 3 

Rare Book Department [3]8 8 8 6 7 8 9 

Print Department 3 4 4 4 4 

Teachers Department 1 3 3 3 3 4 4 

Statistical Department 55444453 

History Department 2 3 5 5 5 

Kirstein Business Branch II 12 14 15 13 16 16 

Total 132 160 183 143 141 157 167 168 

* Transferred to Circulation Division March I, 1940 
'f* Transferred to General Administrative Offices July 1, 1940 
I-** Transferred to Circulation Division July 1, 1940 



[20] 

Distribution of Full-Time Personnel bv Categories, December 31, 1949 



LIBRARY WORKERS 



General Officers 
Assistants to the Director 
Chiefs of Departments 
Branch Librarians 
Curator 

Assistants- in-Charge 
First Assistants 
Children's Librarians 
Cataloger and Classifier 
Administrative Assistants 
Assistants, 5th Step 
Second Assistants 
Children's Assistants 
Catalogers 
Executive Assistant 
Assistants, 4th Step 
Assistants 
Assistants (Sub- Prof essiona 
Probationary Assistants 
Unclassified Assistants 
Military Substitutes . 

Total 



Library Service) 



12 

4 

19 

29 

1 

2 

34 

22 

I 

2 
4 
18 
3 
3 
1 

3 

112 

59 

56 

73 

2 

460 



Clerical and Mechanical Workers 



Auditor 

Bookkeeper 

Bookkeeping Machine Operator 

Clerk 

Clerks-Typists 

Key Punch Operator 

Shipper 

Shipper's Assistants 

Clerks-Messengers 

Chief of Binding Department . 

Foreman 

Finishers 

Forwarders 

Apprentice Bookbinder 

Working Forewoman of Sewers 

Sewers . . . • 

Apprentice Sewer 

Chief of Printing Department . 
I^inotype Operators 
Pressman, Cylinder 
Pressman, Job . 



26 



[21J 



Superintendent of Buildings .... 

Engineers ...... 

Steamfitter ...... 


. I 

. 2 
. 1 




Working Foreman of 


Carpenters 


. 1 




Carpenters 

Working Foreman of 


-'ainters 


. 2 
. 1 




Painters 




. 2 




Head Electrician 




. 1 




Electricians 




. 2 




Electrician's Helper 




1 




Mason 




. 1 




Fire Prevention Inspector .... 


1 




Senior Building Custodian .... 


. 1 




Junior Building Custod 


lans .... 


. 27 




Machinist's Helper 


. 


. 1 




Nightwatchmen 
Elevator Operators 


. 


. 2 
. 2 




Housekeeper 
Assistant Housekeeper 


. 


. 1 
. 1 




Stenographer 
Cleaners 


. 


. 1 
. 26 


78 


Total 


. 




121 


Temporary Clerks-Mes 
Temporary Junior Buil 
Temporary Painters 


sengers 

Jing Custodians 


. 2 
. 3 
. 2 


7 
128 



Recapitulation of Full-Time Personnel, December 31, 1949 



Library Workers 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers . 

Total 



. 460 
. 128 

. 588 



[22] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE BIBLIOTHECAL SERVICE 

as of July I. 1949 
Personnel Classification 
the sub-professional library service 
The Non-Technical Library Service 

Exlra Assistant 
Unclassified Assistant 

Assistant 

THE PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE 

The Technical Library Service 

Probationary Assistant 

Assistant 

Second Assistant 
Children's Assistant 
Reference Assistant 
Cataloger 
Classifier 
Executive Assistant 

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

The Specialist Service 

Curator 
Readers Adviser 



The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department 
Branch Librarian 

Other Officers 

SALARY SCHEDULES 

The Sub-Professional Library Service 
(To be put into effect insofar as appropriated funds permit.) 

THE NON-TECHNICAL LIBRARY SERVICE 

Extra Assistants (by the hour only) 

High school students ..... 55 cents per hour 

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

1st year of such library employment 60 cents per hour 

2nd year of such library employment 65 cents per hour 

3rd and subsequent years of such 

library employment 70 cents per hour 



[23] 

Unclassified Assistants (by the hour) 

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

80 cents per hour 

90 cents per hour 

$1.00 per hour 

or at hourly rates dependent upon the qualifications of the individual, 
and based on the weekly rates paid to Unclassified Assistants employed 
by the week and to Assistants in the Sub-Professional Library Service 
or to Probationary Assistants and Assistants in the Professional Library 
Service. 

Unclassified Assistants (by the week) 

From a beginning rate of $1800 per year up to a maximum of $2300 per year, 
by individual steps of .$50 each dependent upon meeting the various steps of 
the required Qualifying Examinations for the Sub-Professional Library Service; 
or for specialist activities at a rate to be determined for each case individually. 



The Professional Library Service 
(To be put into effect insofar as appropriatecl funds permit.) 



The Technical Library Service 

Probationary Assistant (Steps 1 to 5) 

Assistant (Steps 1-3) 

Second Assistant (4th step) . 
Children's Assistant (4th step) 
Reference Assistant (4fh step) 
Cataloger (4th step) . 
Classifier (4th step) . 
Executive Assistant (4lh step) 
Assistant, 4th Step 

First Assistant (5th step) . 
Children's Librarian (5th step) 
Reference Librarian (5th step) 
Cataloger and Classifier (5th step) 
Administrative Assistant (5th step) 
Assistant, 5th Step 

The Specialist Service 

Curator .... 

Readers Adviser 



$245O-$270O 

2700- 3300 

3500 
3500 
3500 
3500 
3500 
3500 
3500 

3700 
3700 
3700 
3700 
3700 
3700 



$3900-$44O0 
3900- 4400 



Specialist activities 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department 
Branch Librarian 



. $3900-$4400 
3900- 4400 



Other Officers 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



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COST OF SALARY INCREASES. 1930 - 1949 



YEAR 
1930 

1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 



$12,269.86 

14.094.34 

5.626.78 

309.84 

29,880.01 

15.891.29 

11,918.89 

47.137.52 

51,067.44 

31,127.91 

44,793.41 

54,943.11 

30,595.85 

10.632.70 

39,028.57 

30,861.40 

29,401.47 

247.982.70 

193,295.81 

1 1 1 .520.86 



DISTRIBUTION OF COST OF SALARY INCREASES, 1930 - 1949 



1930 
Increases for 1930 effective at various dates 

1931 

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

Increases for 1931 effective at various dates 



1932 

Overlay from increases effective in 1931 at various dates for 
which provision had to be made in 1 932 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 



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1934 



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



1935 



1936 



1937 



1938 



1939 



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 

1940 

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 



[30] 



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 1, 1942 on a pro rata 
basis (75%) 



1943 

Overlay from increases effective in 1942 for which provision 
had to be made in 1943 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

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



^ 1944 

Overlay from increases effective in 1943 for which provision 
had to be made in 1944 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

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



Total 



1945 

Overlay from increases effective in 1944 for which provision 
had to be made in 1945 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1945 effective January 1, 1945, etc. . 



Total 



1946 

Overlay from increases effective in 1945 for which provision 
had to be made in 1946 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1946 effective January 1, 1946, etc. . 



Total 



1947 

Overlay from increases effective in 1946 for which provision 
had to be made in 1947 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Basic increase of $400 per annum for all city employees as of 
January 1, 1947 ... . . . . 

Other increases in 1947 ....... 



Total 



1948 

Overlay from increases effective in 1947 for which provision 
had to be made in 1948 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1948 effective January 1, 1948, etc. . 



1949 

Overlay from increases effective in 1948 for which provision 
had to be made in 1949 for payment over a full 12 months 
period ........ 

Increases in 1949 effective January I, 1949, etc. . 



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 

$30,861.40 



None 

$29,401.47 
$29,401.47 



None 

$204,000.00 
43.982.70 



Total $247,982.70 



None 
. $193,295.81 

Total $193,295.81 



None 

$111,520.86 

Total $111,520.86 



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ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS. 1949 







individuals 


INDIVIDUALS 




EXAMINATION 




WHO passed 


WHO FAILED 


TOTAL 


Sub-Professional 


Library 








Service 










General Paper 




386 ( 67%) 


193 (33%) 


579 (100%,) 


Professional Library 








Service 










General Paper 




135 ( 83%) 


27 (17%) 


162 (100%) 


French Paper 
German Paper 
Italian Paper 
Spanish Paper 




86 ( 74%) 

30 ( 81 %) 

4 (100%) 

26 ( 89%) 


31 (26%) 
7 (19%) 

3 {\\7c) 


117 (100%) 

37 (100%) 

4 (100%) 

29 (100%) 



EXAMINATION 



QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS, 1949 
The Professional Library Service 



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 
WHO PASSED 

10 ( 91%) 

12 ( 867c) 
6 ( 407^c) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

1 ( 9%) 

2 (14%) 
9 (60%) 



21 ( 95%) I ( 5%) 

18 (i007c) 



11 (1007o) 

14 (1007c) 

15 (1007o) 

22 (1007o) 
18 (1007c) 



The Sub-Professional Library Service 





INDIVIDUALS 


INDIVIDUALS 






EXAMINATION 


WHO PASSED 


WHO FAILED 




TOTAL 


Book Ordering (Q) 


13 ( 397o) 


20 (61%) 


33 


(ioo7o) 


Book Preparation (Q) 


17 ( 897o) 


2 (11%) 


19 


(ioo7o) 


Book Shelving (Q) 


21 ( 70%) 


9 (30%) 


30 


(ioo7o) 


Elementary Cataloging (Q) 


13 ( 87 7o) 


2 (13%) 


15 


(1007c) 


Elementary Classification (Q) 


1 (1007o) 





1 


(100%) 


Filing (Q) 


16 ( 76%) 


5 (247) 


21 


(i007o) 


Registration Procedure (Q) 


17 ( 74%) 


6 (26%) 


23 


(1007c) 


Reports and Statistics (Q) 


6 ( 677o) 


3 (33%) 


9 


(1007c) 


Boston Public Library — 










Central Library (Q) 


17 ( 687c) 


8 (32%) 


25 


(1007c) 


Boston Public Library — 










Branch Libraries (Q) 


19 ( 73%) 


7 (27%) 


26 


(100%) 



[33] 

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1949 

INDIVIDUALS INDIVIDUALS 

EXAMINATION WHO PASSED WHO FAILED TOTAL 

Advanced Languages — French (II) 4 (100%) 4 (100%) 

Advanced Languages — German (II) 4 ( 57%) 3 ( 43%) 7 (100%) 

Book as a Physical Artifact (III) I ( 507o) 1 ( 50%) 2 (100%) 

Boston Public Library — History (III) 2 ( 67%) 1 ( 33%) 3 (100%) 

Cataloging (IV) 2 (100%) 2 (100%) 

Children's Literature (III) 2 (lOO^o) 2 (100%) 

Library Records (IV) 1 (100%) 1 (100%) 

Children's Work (V) 1 (1007^) 1 (100%) 

Classification (V) 2 (1007o) 2 (1007o) 

Foreign Government Documents (V) 2 (100%) 2 (100%) 

Library Administration (V) I (1007o) 1 (100%) 

Literature — General Field (III) 3 (100%) 3 (100%) 

Public Library as an Institution (I) 2 ( 677c) 1 ( 33%) 3 (100%) 

Social Sciences and History (G) (III) 4 (1007c) 4 (lC07o) 

Special Field — Subject Knowledge (IV) 5 ( 837o) 1 ( 17%) 6 (1007 ) 

Special Field — Bib. Knowledge (V) 7 ( 887c) 1 ( i27o) 8 (lG07o) 



[34] 

APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS. 1949 

George W. Gallagher Foreman in the Binding Department 

William C. Maiers, Jr. Chief of Book Purchasing Department, Emcriius 

RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY. 1949 

Frederick Ohrenberger After i 1 years of service 

Ef fie M. Freeman After 1 7 years of service 

William C. Maiers, Jr. After 52 years of service 



[35] 

V 

BOOK STOCK 



Total Number of Volumes in the Library as of December 3!, 1949 
Reference Division 



Central Library . 
Kirstein Business Branch 

Total for Reference Division 



Circulation Division 

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

Branch 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 
Bookmobile 



Total for Branch Libraries 
Total for Circulation Division 
Total for Entire Library System 



1,226,665 
39,136 

1,265,801 



20,309 
1 1 ,960 
39,616 
47,862 



16,941 
20,938 
1 5,620 
12,343 
1 7,703 
16,901 
17,117 
16,287 
15,855 

4,664 
19,285 
15,931 

8,427 
11,235 
20,621 
13,903 
13,569 

9,635 
10,395 
13,484 

9,940 
12,971 

7,648 
17,798 
10,418 
16,307 
19,911 
14,853 
22,943 
20,547 

2,435 

446,625 446,625 



1.265,801 



566,372 



566,372 

,832,173 



Branch Library Closed March 15, 1949; books in storage at Hyde 
Park Branch Library 



[36] 
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-^2 

1862-63 

1863-64 

1864-65 

1865-66 

1866-67 

1867-68 

1868-69 

1869-70 

1870-71 

1871-72 

1872-73 

1873-74 

1874-75 

1875-76 

1876-77 

1877-78 

1878-79 

1879-80 

1880-81 

1881-82 

1882-83 

1883-84 

1884-85 

1885 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896-97 

1897-98 

1898-99 

1899-1900 

1900-01 



9.688 

16,221 
22.617 
28,080 
34.896 
70.851 
78,043 
85.031 
97.386 
105.034 
110.563 
116.934 
123.016 
130,678 
136,080 
144.092 
1 52.796 
160,573 
179.250 
192,958 
209.456 
260.550 
276,918 
297.873 
321.010 
345,734 
360.963 
377.225 
390.982 
404.221 
422,116 
438,594 
453.947 
460.993 
479.421 
492,956 
505.872 
520,508 
536,027 
556,283 
576,237 
597.152 
610,375 
628,297 
663,763 
698,888 
716.050 
746.383 
781,377 



1901-02 








812,264 


1902-03 








835,904 


1903-04 








848,884 


1904-05 . 








871,050 


1905-06 








878,933 


190^07 








903.349 


1907-08 








922348 


1908-09 








941.024 


1909-10 








961.522 


1910-11 








987.268 


1911-12 








1,006,717 


1912-13 








1.049.011 


1913-14 








1.067.103 


1914-15 








1.098,702 


1915-16 








1.121.747 


1916-17 








1.139.682 


1917-18 








1.157.326 


19ia-19 








1,173,695 


1919-20 








1.197.498 


1920-21 








1.224.510 


1921-22 








1.258,211 


1922-23 








1.284,094 


1923-24 








1.308.041 


1924-25 








1.333.264 


1925 








1.363.515 


1926 








1 .388,439 


1927 








1.418.489 


1928 








1 .442.802 


1929 








1 .475.743 


1930 








1.526.951 


1931 








1.572.802 


1932 








1.631,422 


1933 








1.654.017 


1934 








1,673,609 


1935 








1 .682,848 


1936 








1.693.335 


1937 








. 1.700.681 


1938 








1.693.688 


1939 








1 ,704.729 


1940 








1,714.923 


1941 








1.720.605 


1942 








1.734.516 


1943 








1 .732.395 


1944 








* 1,7 19.983 


1945 








1 .733.000 


1946 








. 1,757,095 


1947 








1.770.414 


1948 








1,811,806 


1949 








1,832,173 



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



[37] 

ACCESSIONS. 1949 

The following statistics include materials received in 1949; 
they do not include materials received in earlier years, but pro- 
cessed only in 1949. 

Classification of Accessions, 1949 









NO. OF 




SOURCE 




VOLUMES 


By 


purchase 




80,849 


By 


gift 




6,745 


By 


exchange 






By 


binding of 


newspapers . 


22 


By 


binding of 


serials . 


4,596 



92,212 



Distribution of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books 
AND Other Library Materials, 1949 

Reference Division 

From City Appropriation $11,659.21 

From Trust Funds Income 81,926.47 $93,585.68 



Circulation Division 

From City Appropriation $138,360.14 

From Trust Funds Income 1,960.81 140,320.95 



$233,906.63 



Distribution of Books Acquired by Purchase 
Reference Division 

From City Appropriation 215 

From Trust Funds Income 11,059 11,274 



Circulation Division 

From City Appropriation 68,537 

From Trust Funds Income 1,038 69,575 

80,849 



[381 

Increase or Decrease in Book. Stock of the Circulation Division, 1944-1949 









NET INCREASE 


TOTAL NUMBER OF 




NUMBER OF 


NUMBER OF 


OR DECREASE IN 


VOLUMES CIRCU- 


YEAR 


VOLUMES DISCARDED 


VOLUMES ADDED 


NO. OF VOLUMES 


LATION DIVISION 


1944 


71,222* 


48.509 


-22.713* 


504,659 


1945 


45,058 


51.222 


+6,164 


510,823 


1946 


40,713 


57.434 


+16.721 


527,544 


1947 


44.247 


50.393 


+6,146 


533,690 


1948 


53,130 


80,579 


+27,449 


561.139 


1949 


56,621 


61.854 


+5,233 


566,372 



* Includes 25,293 volumes belonging to Fellowes Athenaeum Trustees, and located 
in the Fellowes Athenaeum Branch Library, hereby removed from Boston Pub- 
lic Library book stock figure. 



[39] 
NOTABLE PURCHASES, 1949 

Books 

Adelphus, Johannes 

Die Trukisch chronica. Strassburg, 1515. 
Aesopus 

Esopi appologi. Basle, 1501. 
Amdades, Joan and Colomines, Josep 

El goigs. Barcelona [1949]. 
Bassantin, Jacques 

Astronomique discours. Geneva, 1613. 
Biblia. Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1554. 
Biblia. 

Figure de Nuovo Testamento. Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1554. 
Biblia Pauperum. Block book. [The Netherlands] 1460. 
Bidpai. 

Directorium humanae vitae. Strassburg [1488—93], 
Boaistuau-Launay, Pierre 

Histoires prodigieuses. Paris, 1564. 
Caorsin, Guilielmus 

Obsidionis Rhodiae urbis description. Ulm, 1 496. 
Catalogus fratrum et sororum . . . S. Bernhardini ... in ecclesia S. Fran- 

cisci Bononie. Ms. Bologne, 1454. 
Centaure. Recueil de litterature et d'art. Paris, 1 896. 
Cortes, Geronymo 

Arithmetica practica. Valencia, 1 604. 
Demidoff, A. 

Voyage dans la Russie. Paris, 1 840—42. 
Donatus, Ae. 

Ars minor. Speyer or Koln, 1500. 
Erklarung der swolf artikel dos christlichen Glaubens. Ulm, 1485. 
Eulenspiegel. Frankfurt, 1545. 
Fillastre, G. 

La toison d'or. Paris, 1516. 
Geiler von Kaiserberg, Johannes 

[Sermons] Augsburg, 1510. 
[Gengenback, Phamphilus] 

Von ainem Walbruder. Augsburg, 1 522. 
Ghetaldi, Marino 

De resolutione et compositi et mathematica libri V. Rome, 1 640, 
Guerrero, Martinez Rubio 

El phenix de las becas. Salamanca, 1 728. 
Hale, Artemus 

Journal of a trip to Nevv^ Orleans, 1823—24. Ms. 
Japanese block book 
Joachim Abbas 

Prophetiae. Ms. Italy, 1 5th century. 
Kant, Immanuel 

Zum ewigen frieden. Koenigsburg, 1 795, 



[40] 

Koebel, Jacob 

Geometrei . . . Frankfurt, 1536. 
Latour-Landry, Geoffrey de 

Der Ritter von Turn. Strassburg, 1519. 
Lencker, Hans 

Perspectiva Hierinnen . . . Nuremberg, 1671. 
Lloyd, Ledwick 

The stratagems of Jerusalem. London, 1 602. 
Mandeville, Jean de 

Reysen und wanderschatten durch das Gelobte Land. Augsburg, 1 48 1 . 
Mendrisius, Hieronymus 

Exposition Psalmi. Milan, 1530. 
Milne, Sir Alexander 

Letterbook. Ms. 
Missal 

Two leaves from a 13th century missal. Beauvais, 1285, 
Missale Parisiense. 1 4th century ms. 
Montanus, Arias 

Humanae salutis monumenta. Antvs'erp, 1571. 
Obsequent, Jules 

Des prodiges. Lyon, 1555. 
Petrarca 

Von der Artzney bayder Gluck . . . Augsburg, 1532. 
Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni Francesco 

Liber de proventia dei. Novi de Modena, 1508. 
Radinus 

Syderalis abyssus. Paris, 1514. 
Relacion de la defensa . . . de Leyte. Manilla, 1 754. 
Retza, Franciscus de 

De generatione Christi. [Basel, c. 1490.] 
Reuchlin, Joan 

Scaenica progymnasmata. Vienna, 1514. 
Roessler, J. N. 

Army sketches, Cincinnati, 1832. 
Sachsenheym, Hermann von 

Morin. Worms, 1530. 
Taisnier, Jean 

De usu annuli sphaerici. Palermo, 1550. 
Vegetius, Renatus, Flavius 

Vier bucher der Rytterschafft. Erfurt, 1511. 
Wadsworth, Benjamin 

Publick worship a Christian duty. Boston, 1 704. 
Weiditz, Hans. 

Furnemmste Historian. Augsburg, 1545. 

Prints 

Austin, Robert ^^ ^^ 

Three original prints: "Horses Pulling Cart Uphill," "A News Girl, 
"Old Cologne." 



[41] 

Bracquemond, Felix 

"Vive le Tsar." 
Charlet, Nicolas T. 

A collection of 696 lithographs in 8 bound volumes. 
Griggs, Frederick F. L. 

Four original prints: "Castor," "Cross Hands," "The Palace Court," 

"Potters Bow." 
Legros, Alphonse 

"Les Victimes de la Foudre." 
McBey, James 

"Pine Street, Nev\^ York," watercolor drawing. 

A SELECTION OF INTERESTING GIFTS OF BOOKS, 
PRINTS, AND OTHER MATERIALS IN 1949 

Books and Other Materials 

Academia de la Historia de Cuba 

A collection of thirteen pamphlets and volumes relating to Cuban his- 
tory and published by the Academia de la Historia de Cuba. 

Ambassade de France, Washington 

Twenty-four volumes of "Proces des grands criminels de guerre de- 
vant le Tribunal Militaire International, Nuremberg, 1 4 Novembre, 
1945 - 1 Octobre, 1946." 

American Jewish Committee 

A collection of seventeen volumes and pamphlets for the Judaica Col- 
lection of the West End Branch Library. 

Antheil, George 

Scores of three compositions; Fourth Symphony "1942", Fourth 
piano sonata, and Fifth Symphony. 

Boston Browning Society 

A collection of twenty-one volumes for the Browning Collection in 
the Boston Public Library. 

Brigham, Lucy M. 

A collection of over seven hundred post cards and pictures, and several 
volumes and pamphlets for the Fine Arts Department, 

Davis, F. B. 

Seventy volumes, miscellaneous works. 

Eire Society of Boston 

A two-year subscription to "Poetry Ireland," a quarterly edited by 
David Marcus. 

Hebrew Teachers College 

A collection of one hundred and ninety volumes and pamphlets, material 
of general interest, including several volumes of fiction. 

Hesselden, Mrs. Elizabeth 

A collection of seven portfolios and notebooks on Spanish colonial, In- 
dian and Mexican costume and design, and over fifty pictures of sim- 
ilar subjects. 

Hunnewell, William P. 

Three albums, contair^ing fifteen phonograph records of Beethoven's 
Symphony No. 5 in C minor; Brahm's Concerto No. I ; and Sym- 
phony No. 5 by Shostakovitch. 



[42] 

l-iplnsky. Lino and Mrs. Sigmund 

A collection of 35 bookplates, by Sigmund Lipinsky; given in memory 

of the artist. 
Luckman, Charles S. 

All manner of men. By Malcolm Ross. 45 copies 

Actions and passions. By Max Lerner. 2 copies 

Massachusetts Historical Society 

The Winthrop family in America. By Lawrence Shaw Mayo. 
New England Conservatory of Music 

A collection of eighty-three volumes of early issues of musical peri- 
odicals. 
Noyes, Estate of James B. 

A collection of over twelve hundred volumes and pamphlets of general 

interest. 
Park, Mrs. Dean W. 

Five manuscript volumes of a journal kept by Dr. John Park from 

1791 to 1852. 
Randall, William A. and the Twentieth Century Club 

A collection of one hundred and forty-nine volumes in the fields of 

history and the social sciences. 
Sedgwick, Ellery 

A collection of approximately four hundred volumes and pamphlets, 

including many works on history, and the social sciences, as well as 

fiction. 
Slonimsky, Nicolas 

A collection of sixty-seven volumes and pieces of music. 
Tipple, Mrs. Esther W. 

Three cases containing diaries, documents and personal notes of 

Thomas A. Watson. 



Nichols, George 

A set of engraving tools, graver blades and inking box; the materials 
of Mr. Henry Nichols, engraver. 



Prints 

Bicknell, Mrs. W. H. W. 

A collection of approximately one hundred prints, representative of 

the creative efforts of Mr. W. H. W. Bicknell. Given in memory of 

the artist. 
Lipinsky, Lino 

An engraving, "Nastalgia," by Sigmund Lipinsky. Given in memory 

of the artist. 
Nichols, George 

A wood-engraving, "Taggart's Abdallah," and proof prints of the 

World Almanac by Mr. Henry Nichols. Given in memory of the 

artist. 



[43] 

Wiggin, Albert H. 

Bone, Muirhead 

"Arvilo, Old Castile," watercolor drawing. 

Cole, Timothy 

"Old English Masters." N. Y. Century Co. 1902. Volume of 
text. One of I 50 copies on Van Gelder paper and two large port- 
folios of original prints on Japan paper. Each of the 48 prints from 
the original blocks is signed by the artist and the printer, and is 
individually matted. 

"Old Italian Masters. N. Y. Century Co. 1892. Volume of 
text. One of 1 25 copies on Holland paper, and two large port- 
folios of original prints on Japan paper. Each of the 67 prints from 
the original blocks is signed by the artist and the printer and is in- 
dividually matted. 

"Old Spanish Masters." N. Y. Century Co. 1907. Folio, one 
of 1 00 copies on handmark paper. Each of the 3 1 prints, on India 
paper and printed from the original blocks, is signed by the artist. 

Fantin-Latour 

The complete lithographic work of Fantin-Latour, totalling over 
400 prints in all, comprised of subjects and states. 

Griggs, Frederick F. L. 

A collection of 85 prints, 1 drawings, 5 sketches, and 9 woodcuts. 



[44] 



VI 

USE OF BOOKS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1945-1949 



Refe 



Divis 



1945 



1946 



1947 



1948 



1949 



Central Library 
Kirstein Business Branch 



109,325 130,310 146,975 148,598 146,353 
8.843 12,545 11,570 10,015 9,843 



140,894 


148.720 


1 57,739 


167,631 


178,657 


37,126 


37,826 


36,988 


37,195 


39,082 


19,508 


18,661 


18,585 


16,883 


16,170 


49,216 


60,696 


61,179 


58,176 


58,294 


988 


1,524 


2,461 


2,928 


3,034 



219,203 233,558 241,405 248,816 265,045 



Total for Reference Division 118,168 142.855 158.545 158.613 156.198 

Circulation Division 

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

Branch 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 



88,086 
59,725 
74,795 
55,165 

114,519 
92,020 
68,818 
82,291 
46,429 
38,023 
68,301 
71,999 
30,158 
43,300 

101,014 
87,927 
73,697 
45,493 
40,351 
58,249 
40.600 
69,731 
29,524 

104,448 
48,572 
69,122 
89,680 
80,962 

102,091 

101,548 



85,555 
59,261 
80,932 
60,175 

116,619 
96,325 
80.496 
78,523 
49,561 
38,492 
69,204 
78,868 
23,606 
46,380 

104,135 
85.385 
72.571 
50,476 
42,0% 
54,752 
40,771 
70,413 
27,890 

112,789 
51,505 
65,670 

*7 1,207 
87,398 

100,630 

104.564 



85,990 
55,182 
72,413 
64,158 

114.371 
95,0% 
82,115 
75,409 
45,291 
34,273 
67,452 
76,919 
24,193 
46.108 

101,930 
81,781 
72,682 
44,474 
**28,355 
68,823 
38,505 
67,512 
27,888 

115,014 
54,257 
63,998 

100,645 
82,358 

101,477 

105,270 



90,490 
53,024 
82,926 
63,946 

117.137 
98,292 
80.178 
72,436 
43,114 
32,650 
71,182 
83,652 
26,894 
45,712 

101,036 
79,504 
75,105 
44,591 
48.624 
67,717 
39,741 
70,336 
27,935 

123,204 
48,369 
64,719 

103,014 
75,908 

105,925 

110.918 



86,048 
56,653 
84,644 
56,320 

130,118 
98.101 
84,930 
70,007 
48.396 
***7.785 
78,182 
86,472 
26,895 
47,831 

104,041 
84,581 
80,846 
43,609 
51,827 
64,966 
38,013 
77,497 
29,628 

132.682 
50.474 
62,689 

108,214 
80.604 

108,551 

1 1 5.062 



Total for Branch Libraries 2,076,638 2,106,249 2,093,939 2,148,279 2,195.666 

Total for Circulation Division 2,543.573 2.607,234 2,612,2% 2,679,908 2,755,948 

Total for Entire Library 
System 



2,661,741 2,750,089 2.770,841 2.838.521 2.912,146 



* Building closed from December 3, 1945 to April 15, 1946 on account 
of fire damage. 
** Building condemned February 3, 1947. Branch Library reopened 
in temporary quarters March 31, 1947. 
♦♦♦ Branch Library closed March 15, 1949. 



[45] 



Distribution of Total Circulation in 1949 



FROM deposits IN 

schools, institutions, 

and fire houses* totals 



Reference Division 

Central Library 

Direct Lending to borrowers 133,553 

Central Library volumes circulated 

through Branch Issue Department 12,800 
Kirstein Business Branch 9,845 

Total for Reference Division 156,198 



133,533 

12,800 
9,845 

156.198 



Circulation Division 

Open Shelf Department 178,657 

Young Peoples Room 39,082 

School Issue Department 16,170 

Branch Issue Department 58,294 

Staff Library 3.034 

Branch Libraries 

Allston 86.048 

Brighton 56,653 

Charlestown 84,644 

City Point 56,320 

Codman Square 130,118 

Connolly 98,101 

Dorchester 84,930 

East Boston 70,007 

Faneuil 48,396 

**Fellowes Athenaeum 7,785 

Hyde Park 78,182 

Jamaica Plain 86,472 

Jeffries Point 26,895 

Lower Mills 47,831 

Mattapan 104,041 

Memorial 84,581 

Mt. Bowdoin 80,846 

Mt. Pleasant 43,609 

Neponset 51,827 

North End 64.966 

Orient Heights 38,013 

Parker Hill 77.497 

Phillips Brooks 29,628 

Roslindale 132,682 

South Boston 50,474 

South End 62.689 

Uphams Corner 108,214 

Washington Village 80,604 

West End 108,551 

West Roxbury 115.062 

Total for Branch Libraries 2,195.666 

Total for Circulation Division 2,490,903 

Total for Entire Library 2,647,101 





178.657 




39,082 


245.228 


261,398 


12.217 


70,511 




3.034 




86.048 




56,653 




84,644 




56,320 




130,118 




98,101 




84,930 




70,007 




48,396 




7,785 




78.182 




86,472 




26,895 




47.831 


29 


104,070 




84,581 




80,846 




43,609 




51.827 




64.%6 




38,013 




77.497 




29,628 




132,682 




50.474 




62.689 


405 


108,619 




80,604 


7.166 


115.717 




1 1 5,062 


7.600 


2,203.266 


265,045 


2,755.948 


265.045 


2,912.146 



* Estimated 
** Branch Library closed March 15, 1949 



[46] 

Analysis of Direct Home Use Circulation, 1949 



Refe 



Di 



Central Library 

Direct lending to borrowers 133,553 

Central Library volumes circulated 

through Branch issue Department I 2,800 
Kirstein Business Branch 9,845 



Total for Reference Division 



156,198 



JUVENILE 



133,553 

12.800 
9,845 

156,198 



Circulation Division 



Open Shelf Department 


1 78,657 




178,657 


Young Peoples Room 


4,405 


34.677 


39,082 


School Issue Department 




16,170 


16,170 


Branch Issue Department 


58,294 




58,294 


Staff Library 


3,034 




3.034 


Branch Libraries 








Allston 


61,167 


24.881 


86,048 


Brighton 


33,742 


22,91 1 


56,653 


Charlestown 


47,661 


36.983 


84,644 


City Point 


33,450 


22,870 


56,320 


Codman Square 


76.741 


53,377 


130,118 


Connolly 


53,970 


44,131 


98,101 


Dorchester 


48,923 


36,007 


84,930 


East Boston 


31,913 


38,094 


70,007 


Faneuil 


26,624 


21,772 


48,3% 


*Fellowes Athenaeum 


4,191 


3,594 


7,785 


Hyde Park 


45,526 


32,656 


78,182 


Jamaica Plain 


55,693 


30,779 


86,472 


Jeffries Point 


8,605 


18,290 


26,895 


Lower Mills 


28,683 


19,148 


47.831 


Mattapan 


54,900 


49,141 


104,041 


Memorial 


41.843 


42,738 


84,581 


Mt. Bowdoin 


41.411 


39,435 


80,846 


Mt. Pleasant 


22,040 


21,569 


43,609 


Neponset 


27,269 


24,558 


51,827 


North End 


20,567 


44,399 


64,966 


Orient Heights 


14,493 


23,520 


38.013 


Parker Hill 


39,441 


38,056 


77,497 


Phillips Brooks 


13,593 


16,035 


29,628 


Roslindale 


78,312 


54,370 


132,682 


South Boston 


27,443 


23,031 


50,474 


South End 


44,455 


18,234 


62,689 


Uphams Corner 


69,455 


38,759 


108,214 


Washington Village 


43,753 


36,851 


80,604 


West End 


78,720 


29,831 


108,551 


West Roxbury 


77,167 


37,895 


115,062 


Total for Branch Libraries 


1.25L751 


943,91 5 


2,195,666 


lal for Ciiculation Division 


1,496,141 


994,762 


2.490.903 


lal for Entire Library 


1,652.339 


994,762 


2,647,101 



* Branch Library closed March 15, 1949 



[47] 



Summary of Circulation by Divisions in 1949 



BOOKS LENT FOR HOME USE 

Reference Division 

Central Library (including Central Library books 

issued through Branch Libraries) 
Kirstein 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 1949 



146,353 




9,845 


156.198 


." 178,657 




39,082 




16,170 




58,294 




3,034 




. 2,195,666 


2,490,903 



2.647,101 



Books Lent for Home Use 
Reference Division 
Circulation Division . 

Deposits of books (estimated) 



156,198 

2,490,903 
265,045 

2.912,146 



Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1929 - 1949 





number of 


increase or 




books lent 


decrease from 


year 


to borrowers 


preceding year 


1929 


3,930,068 




1930 


4,133,459 


+203,391 


1931 


4,702,932 


+569,473 


1932 


5,567,681 


+864.749 


1933 


5,548,283 


-19.398 


1934 


5,194,351 


-353.932 


1935 


4,949,701 


-244,650 


1936 


4,806,737 


-142.964 


1937 


4,531,378 


-275359 


1938 


4,354,044 


-177,334 


1939 


4,198,975 


-155.069 


1940 


4,056,963 


-142.012 


1941 


3,635,933 


-421,030 


1942 


3,271,619 


-364,314 


1943 


2,871,335 


-400,284 


1944 


2.765,235 


-106,080 


1945 


2,661,741 


-103.514 


1946 


2,750,089 


+88,348 


1947 


2,770,841 


+20.752 


1948 


2,838,521 


+67,680 


1949 


2,912,146 


+73,625 



PERCENTAGE OF PERCENTAGE OF 

increase OR INCREASE OR 

DECREASE FROM DECREASE 

PRECEDING YEAR FROM 1929 



+5% 

+ 12% 

+ 16% 

-0.3% 

-7% 

-5% 

-3% 

-6% 

-4% 

-4% 

-3% 

-10% 

-10% 

-12% 

-4% 

-A% 

-\-3% 

+6.8% 

+2% 

+3% 



+5% 

+ 17% 

+42% 

+41% 

+32% 

+26% 

+22% 

+ 15% 

+ 11% 

+7% 

+3% 

-7% 

-17% 

-27% 

-30% 

-32% 

-30% 

-29% 

-28%. 

-267o 



[48] 



Classification of Home Use Circulation in Percentages, 1949 









circulation 


reference 








division 


DIVISION 


Fiction 


for 


adults 


40.2% 


4.7% 


NonficI 


ion 


for adults 


19.9% 


953% 


Juvenil( 


I fie 


tion 


21.8% 




Juvenil< 


i nonficlion 


18.1% 





100.0% 
Inter-Library Loans, 1949 



100.0% 



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 



1,792 
381 

2,173 



Registration 
(Two-year period) 

Number of registered borrowers, December 31, 1949: 

Adult 
Juvenile 



111,061 
57,988 



169,049 

Number of borrowers registered or reregistered during 1949: 



Adult 
Juvenile 



56,628 
28,968 

85,596 



Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1934 - 1949 



YEAR 

1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 





percentage of 


PERCENTAGE OF 




increase or 


INCREASE OR 


total 


DECREASE OVER 


DECREASE 


number 


PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1934 


12,234 






12.769 


+4% 


+4% 


11,012 


-14% 


-10% 


8,786 


-20% 


-28% 


6,931 


-21% 


^3% 


5,299 


-24% 


-57% 


4,710 


-117c 


-62% 


4,977 


+6% 


-59% 


4369 


-12% 


-64% 


3,616 


-17% 


-70% 


3.490 


-3% 


-71% 


3,334 


-A% 


-73% 


2,908 


-13% 


-76% 


3,348 


+15% 


-73% 


3,824 


+ 14% 


-69% 


3.549 


-7% 


-71% 



[49] 

Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1934-1939 



1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 







PERCENTAGE 


number of 


percentage of 


OF INCREASE 


volumes 


INCREASE OR DECREASE 


OR DECREASE 


unrecoverable 


OVER PRECEDING YEAR 


OVER 1 934 


2,262 






1,399 


-38% 


-38% 


953 


-32% 


-58% 


979 


+1.7% 


-57% 


742 


-24% 


-67% 


642 


-13% 


-72% 


645 


+0.5% 


-71% 


577 


-11% 


-74% 


713 


+24% 


-68% 


1.066 


+50% 


-53% 


797 


-25% 


-65% 


1,119 


+40% 


-51% 


954 


-15% 


-58% 


874 


-8% 


-61% 


934 


+7% 


-59% 


1,133 


+21% 


-50% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 1940-1949 



YEAR 

1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 



total number 

of volumes 
unrecoverable 

645 

577 

713 
L066 

797 
1,119 

954 

874 

934 
1.133 





PERCENT OF 


total number 


VOLUMES BORROWED 


of volumes 


WHICH WERE 


BORROWED 


UNRECOVERABLE 


3.221.198 


0.020% 


2,843.210 


0.020% 


2,537.391 


0.0287(; 


2.218,915 


0.048% 


2,153,367 


0.037% 


2,076,638 


0.054% 


2,106,249 


0.045% 


2,093,939 


0.042% 


2,148.279 


0.043% 


2.195,666 


0.052% 



USE OF FILMS 



April 1, 1949 through December 31, 1949 

Film Registrations, December 31, 1949 . . . 202 

Films in Collection, December 31, 1949 . . . 198 

Film Showings ....... 1 ,952 

Film Audiences 117,309 



Note: Circulation of films began April 1, 1949 



[50] 
VII 

THE CATALOGS 

Volumes Cataloged 



Reference Division 

Cataloged 

Central Library 
Kirstein Business Branch 

Recataloged 

Central Library 



Circulation Division 
Cataloged 

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



Films Cataloged 



Circulation Division 



24,830 
1,120 



2.452 

28,402 



2,291 
1,457 
3.462 
3,828 
50,048 
17 

61,103 



198 



Card Work 

Reference Division 

Library of Congress cards processed 
Cards processed on duplicating machine 
Cards typed 



Circulation Division 

Cards processed on duplicating machine 
Cards typed 



73,848 

93,746 

2,459 

170,053 



204,589 
36,021 



240.610 



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

Reference Division 

Central Library (including continuations) 17,505 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,120 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years 

but now found, etc. 1.060 19,686 



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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. 



61,086 



436 



61,522 
81,208 



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



Reference Division 

Central Library 

Kirstein Business Branch 

Circulation Division 

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



3,998 
549 



4,547 



56,621 



61,168 



VIII 
PRINTING AND BINDING 

The Printing Department 

Requisitions received and filled 570 

Cards (indicator, time, guide, etc.) 127,656 

Wiggin Print Collection (exhibition cards) 3,404 

Signs, posters, etc. 1,121 

Forms (numbered series, including blank forms) 5,452,598 
Forms, circulars, and sundries (outside the numbered series) 111,821 

Library publications, including book lists, programs, etc. 241,170 

The Binding Department 

Number of volumes bound in various styles 28,529 

Volumes repaired 167 

Volumes guarded 401 

Maps mounted 43 

Photographs and engravings mounted 1,491 

Library publications folded, plate tipped, collated, stitched, 

covered and trimmed 257,045 

Portfolios, blocks, boxes, and desk pads made 2,415 

Covers made (miscellaneous types) 787 

Cutting and bundling 864 

Miscellaneous work done 915 



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IX 

LECTURES. CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS 
IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 

LECTURES 
GENERAL LECTURE SERIES 



Mc 



Apr. 4 



Nc 



Nov. 14 



Nov. 20 



Nov. 28 



Dt 



Dec. 18 



Passion Play of Oberammergau. 
Illustrated with hand-painted slides. 

Cancer: How to Recognize Its 
Early Signs and Symptoms. Illus- 
trated with colored slides. 



Eric Alton Ayer, Photogra- 
pher and Lecturer. 

Clifford C. Franseen, M.D. 



Human Relations Insitute for Teachers and Librarians. Morning 
and Afternoon Sessions. Sponsored by the Boston Public Library in 
co-operation with the National Conference of Christians and Jews. 

Film Program for School Children. The Adventures of Huckleberry 
Finn. Sponsored by the Boston Public Library in co-operation with 
the Office of Radio-Audio- Visual Aids of the Massachusetts De- 
partment of Education. 

The Man and His 



Sholem Asch 
Works. 



Jackson Hole Country, 
with colored slides. 



Illustrated 



Jewish Book Month Program. The 
Jew in Literature. 



Dickens' 
trated. 



Christmas Carol. lUus- 



Fanny Goldstein, Branch Li- 
brarian, West End Branch of 
the Boston Public Library. 

Colonel H. C. Anderson, 
Lecturer for the Union Pa- 
cific Railroad Company. 

Harry Kraft, Chairman of 
Board of Directors. Bureau 
of Jewish Education; Fanny 
Goldstein, Honorary Chair- 
man, Jewish Book Council of 
America ; Marie Syrkin, Au- 
thor; Harry A. Savitz, 
M.D., Hebraic Scholar; 
Flora W. Roussos, Mezzo- 
soprano; Mildred E. Kravitz, 
Cellist; Mrs. Hyman Shrier, 
Pianist. 

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



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SPECIAL SUBJECT SERIES 

Applied Science 
(in co-operation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 



Mar. 20 



Apr. 3 



Fascinating Foods 
Border. Illustrated. 



South of the 



The Polaroid Land Camera. Illus- 
trated with practical demonstration. 



LECTURER 

Robert S. Harris, Ph.D.. 
Professor of Biochemistry of 
Nutrition and Director of the 
Nutritional Biochemistry 

Laboratories, M. I. T, 

Richard T. Kriebel, B.S., 
Secretary of the Polaroid 
Corporation, Cambridge, 

Massachusetts. 



Audio-Visual Series 



Feb. 3 



Feb. 17 



Feb. 24 



Oct. 20 



Oct. 27 



Glances at Life in Post-War Italy. 
Illustrated with colored motion pic- 
tures. 

Mysteries and Adventures Along 
the Atlantic Coast. Illustrated with 
colored motion pictures. 

Beautiful and Historical Massachu- 
setts. Illustrated with colored mo- 
tion pictures. 



Helen Hall Mahoney, Writer 
and Lecturer. 



Edward Rowe Snow, Author 
and Lecturer. 

William P. Crowley, Teach- 
er and Lecturer. 



The Evaluation and Use of Films 



The Psychological Film. How to 
Evaluate and Use It. Illustrated 
with motion pictures. 



The Human Relations Film. How 
to Evaluate and Use It. Illustrated 
with motion pictures. 



Mrs. Elinore B. Trowbridge, 
M.A., Lecturer in Psycholo- 
gy, College of Practical Arts 
and Letters, Boston Univer- 
sity, and Northeastern Uni- 
versity. 

Lowell S. Trowbridge, 
M.A., Department of Hu- 
man Relations, College of 
Business Administration, 
Boston University. 



[54] 



Film Forums 

(in co-operation with the Forum Committee of the AduU Education Council 

of Greater Boston) 



TITLE 



Juvenile Delinquency: What Are 
We Doins About It? What More 
Can We Do? 



Feb. I I United States-Russian Relations. 



Mar. 24 The Future of the United Nations. 



Moderator, John M. King- 
man, Vice Chairman of the 
Massachusetts Advisory 
Committee on Service to 
Youth; Resource man. Judge 
John J. Connelly, Presiding 
Justice of the Boston Juvenile 
Court. Panel Members: Dr. 
Lemuel K. Lord, Minister of 
the First Methodist Church, 
Melrose ; Reverend Daniel 
T. McColgan, Executive Sec- 
retary of the Juvenile Court 
Chaplains for the Archdiocese 
of Boston; Isadore H. Y. 
Muchnick, Vice President of 
the Jewish Big Brother Asso- 
ciation; Dr. Philip Quinn, 
Psychiatrist. 

Saville R. Davis, American 
News Editor, The Christian 
Science Monitor. 

Moderator, M. Bernard Fox, 
Director of the United Na- 
tions Association of Massa- 
chusetts ; Resource man, Rob- 
ert K. Turner, Director of the 
Document Service of the 
World Peace Foundation. 
Panel members: Raymond 
Dennett, Director of the 
World Peace Foundation ; 
Christopher Phillips, Chair- 
man of the United Federalist 
in Beverlv. 



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DATE TITLE 

Apr. 7 Civil Rights. 



Moderator, Francis L. Hur- 
witz, Executive Secretary of 
the northeastern Regional Of- 
fice of the National Confer- 
ence of Christians and Jews; 
Resource man. Dr. Edward 
R. Collier, Head of the De- 
partment of Government of 
Boston University College of 
Business Administration. 
Panel members: Mrs. John 
J. Mahoney, Chairman of 
the Massachusetts Fair Em- 
ployment Practice Commis- 
sion; Judge G. Bruce Rob- 
inson, Special Justice of the 
Boston Juvenile Court; and 
Robert E. Segal, Executive 
Director of the Jewish Com- 
munity Council of Metropoli- 
tan Boston. 



Growing Old Can Be Fun 



Nov. 3 Reading for Re-Creation. 



Nov. 1 The Psychology of Relaxation. 



D 



ec. 



Hobbies 

Unusual and Creative Hobbies. Il- 
lustrated with practical demonstra- 
tions. 



D 



ec. 



A Day Afield in Maine, 
trated with colored slides. 



nil 



Robert T. Monroe, M.D., 
Associate in Medicine, Har- 
vard Medical School and Sen- 
ior Associate in Medicine at 
the Peter Bent Brigham Hos- 
pital. 

Paul E. Johnson, M.D., 
Professor of Psychology at 
Boston University and Lead- 
er of the Classes in Applied 
Psychology at the Boston 
Dispensary. 



John MacDonald, Wood- 
carver, Grace Reed, Weaver, 
and Creative Dance Group of 
the Boston Young Women's 
Christian Association directed 
by Barbara Mettler. 

Henry W. Briggs, Photog- 
rapher and Lecturer, Assisted 
by William Parsons. 



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Dec. 1 5 A Demonstration of Leisure Time 
Activities. 



LECTURER 

Members of the Planning 
Committee of the Boston 
PubHc Library Never Too 
Late Group, AHcia Starratt, 
Ella Forbes, Mary Forbes, 
and George V. Kenyon- 
Ashenden. 



Meet the Author 
Apr. I 8 Fenw^icke L. Holmes 



On Timely Topics 

This series was presented in co-operation with Boston University Debating Team, 
Martin J. Levine, Public Service Manager. 



Jan. 9 Socialized Medicine; a panel dis- 



Feb. 13 



Mar. 13 



Nov. 13 



De 



Federal Aid to Education ; a 
bate. 



Resolved: That Marshall Aid Shall 
Cease; a debate. 



Resolved: That an International 
Atomic Energy Commission Should 
Be Established; a debate. 



Resolved: That the United States 
Should Adopt a System of Com- 
pulsory Health Insurance; a de- 
bate. 



The Boston University De- 
bating Team and debating 
teams of Tufts College, 
Rhode Island State Univer- 
sity, and Ha,rvard Univer- 
sity. Austin J. Freeley, Bos- 
ton University Coach of 
Debate, Moderator. 

The Boston University De- 
bating Team, and the Debat- 
ing Society of the United 
States Naval Academy at 
Annapolis. Austin J. Free- 
ley, Boston University Coach 
of Debate, Moderator. 

The Boston University De- 
bating Team and the Colum- 
bia University Debating So- 
ciety. Austin J. Freeley, Bos- 
ton University Coach of De- 
bate, Moderator. 

The Boston University De- 
bating Team, and the Debat- 
ing Society of Harvard Uni- 
versity. Austin J. Freeley, 
Boston University Coach of 
Debate, Moderator. 

The Boston University De- 
bating Team, and the Boston 
Chapter of the American In- 
stitute of Bankers. Austin J. 
Freeley, Boston University 
Coach of Debate, Moderator. 



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DATE 


Mar. 


10 


Mar. 


28 


Apr. 


11 


Apr. 


21 


Apr. 


28 



Jan. 13 

Jan. 20 
Jan. 27 



Our National Parks 



Three sound motion pictures on Our National Parks: Free Horizons; 
The Stor\) of Our National Parks and Forests; The Grand Cannon 
in Northern Arizona; and Yosemite — End of the Rainhoiv. 

Uncle Sam's Wonderland. Illus- 
trated with Kodachrome motion 
pictures. 

Utah-Arizona National Parks. Il- 
lustrated with colored slides. 



Touring Tips in National Parks. 



Going to the Sun. Illustrated with 
Kodachrome slides. 



Reverend Joseph Patrick 
Shea, Curate, St. James Par- 
ish, Medford, Massachusetts. 

R. A. Kirkpatrick, L.L.D., 
D.Sc, (M & M) D.Ec, 

Lecturer, Author, Educator. 

Carol Lane, Women's Trav- 
el Director of the Shell Oil 
Touring Service. 

Stewart Anderson, M.A., 
Lecturer and Photographer. 



Writing as the Author Sees It 
One Editor's View of Publishing. Ned Bradford, 



Some Notes on Writing Poetry. 

A Round-table Discussion on Writ- 
ing for Children. 



Jan. 23 Concert. 



Mar. 6 Concert. 



Apr. 24 Concert. 



CONCERTS 



Oct. 1 6 Concert. 



Executive 
Editor, Little, Brown & Com- 
pany. 

David McCord, Author and 
Editor. 

Jean Poindexter Colby, Ju- 
venile Editor, Houghton Mif- 
flin Company; Elizabeth M. 
Gordon, Deputy Supervisor, 
In Charge of Work with 
Children, Boston Public Li- 
brary; Ruth Langland Hol- 
berg. Author; Theresa Hur- 
ley, Assistant to the Manager 
of the Book Shop for Boys 
and Girls. 

Maria De Sylva, Mezzo- 
soprano ; Elmer N. Webster, 
Bass-baritone; and Grace B. 
Davis, Accompanist. 

Einar Hansen, Violinist of 
the Boston Symphony Or- 
chestra. Assisted by Gilbert 
Boyer, Pianist. 

Choral Society of the Massa- 
chusetts Federation of Wom- 
en's Clubs; Alan Painten, 
Conductor ; Laurier Rich- 
ards, Violinist; Frances Gal- 
vin. Mezzo-soprano ; Jeanne 
Richards, Pianist ; Rita 
Breault Paul, Accompanist. 

Mantle Childe, Pianist. 



[58] 
FILM PREVIEWS 

Mar. 1 Peiping Famih, Marv Visits Poland, Malay Peninsula, and West 
Indies. 

Mar. 8 Junior Prom, You and Your Famih, Choosing Books to Read, It's 
All Yours, and Are You Popular? 

Mar. 1 5 How a Bill Becomes a Law, Meet Your Federal Government, De- 
mocracxi, and Despotism. 

Mar. 22 The Story of the Bees, Monarch Butterfly, Ruby-Throated Hum- 
mingbird, The Bluebird, and Birds of the Dooryard. 

Mar. 29 Rural Life of Mexico, There Were Trvo Doctors, Tina, Girl of 
Mexico, and Wings to Mexico and Guatemala. 

Apr. 5 Art films: Brush Techniques, Maying of a Mural, Crafts of the 
Fire, Craftsmen at WorI(, Hopi Arts and Crafts, and Navajo Indian. 

Apr. 12 Music films: Hymn of the Nations, Instruments of the Orchestra, 
Music in America, and Myra Hess. , 

Apr. 26 Films for Children: Care of Pets, Circus Animals, Hen Hop, The 
Mailman, Three Fox Fables, Tina, Girl of Mexico, and Zoo's Who. 

May 3 Films on Canada : Peoples of Canada, Spring Fever, Highland Holi- 
day, and Family Outing. 

May 1 7 Science Films: Lever-Age, Harnessing Liquids, Stepping Along with 
Television, and Atomic Energy. 

Oct. 18 The Roosevelt Story. 

Oct. 25 Early Settlers of New England, Historic New England, and Eight- 
eenth Century Life in Williamsburg, Virginia. 

Nov. 1 Craftsmen at Work, Hen Hop, The Loons Necklace, Seminoles of 
the Everglades, and To Hear Your Banjo Play. 

Nov. 8 Before Your Telephone Rings, Making Books, Party Lines, and 
Story of Communication. 

Nov. 1 5 March of the Movies, Rehearsal, Sightseeing at Home, and Stepping 
Along Tvith Television. 

Nov. 22 Caravans of Trade, Distribution of Foods, Made m U. S. A., and 
Round Trip. 

Nov. 29 Nomads of the Jungle (Malaya), Peiping Family, Song of Siam, 
and Tropical Mountain Land (Java). 

Dec. 6 Pearl of the Orient, People of Hawaii, Peoples of Canada, and 
Tina, Girl of Mexico. 

Dec. 13 Cyprus is an Island, and Tropical Lowland (Brazil). 



[59] 
NOON CONCERTS OF MUSICAL RECORDINGS 

These programs are under the direction of Richard G. Appel, 
Chief of the Music Department, Boston Public Library. 

Jan. 5 A film. Music in America, and selected recordings. 

Jan. 1 9 Selected recordings. 

Feb. 2 A film. Brass Choir, and selected recordings suggested by the mo- 
tion picture. 

Feb. I 6 Selected recordings from La Boheme, Tristan and Isolde, and record- 
ing by Segovia. 

Mar. 2 A film, Percussion Croup, and recordings from Aida. 

Mar. 1 6 Selected recordings from Madame Butterfly and Carmen. 

Mar. 30 A film. String Choir, and recordings from the Metropolitan Opera 
repertory. 

Apr. 1 3 Selected recordings from the compositions of Palestrina, Bach, and 
Handel in observance of Holy Week. 

Apr. 27 Selected recordings from the music of the ballet. 

May 2 A tribute to Dr. Koussevitsky, selected recordings. 

Oct. 1 9 Selected recordings. 

Nov. 2 A program of recordings in observance of Hallowe'en, All Saints' 
Day, and All Souls' Day. 

Nov. I 6 A Goethe Program. 

Nov. 30 Selected recordings. 

Dec. 1 4 Selected recordings from Handel's The Messiah, and Bach's 
Christmas Oratorio. 

Dec. 28 Selected recordings from Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, and 
Billings' A Virgin Unspotted. 

NOON FILM PROGRAMS 

Jan. 1 2 Prospecting for Petroleum. 

Jan. 26 In and Around Capetown. 

Feb. 9 Wings to Viking Land. 

Feb. 23 The House I Live In, and Man — One Family. 

Mar. 9 Wings to Ireland. 

Mar. 23 Rocf^y Mountain Trout, and Ski Holiday. 

Apr. 6 Seaside Holiday, Spring Fever, and Growth of Flowers. 

Apr. 20 Historic Nem England, and Early Settlers of New England. 



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May 4 The Svmphon^ Orchestra. 

May 1 I Tomorrow's A Wonderful Dav. 

Oct. 26 Sior^ of Christopher Colurr^bus, and Central America. 

Nov. 9 This is Their Stor^. 

Nov. 23 A Letter of Thanks, a documentary film on CARE. 

Dec. 7 S/fi Thrills, and //oi /ce, 

Dec. 21 Arctic Borderlands in Winter, and 5^f Holiday. 

Recordings and Rehearsal Broadcasts of the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra 



Apr. 4 
Apr. 11 
Apr. 18 
Apr. 25 



"Listening" sessions. Selections 
from the Library's collection of 
records played for one-half 
hour preceding the broadcast. 



LOWELL LECTURES LN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 
Under the Auspices of the Lowell Institute 



Jan. 6 Biological Reseiarch and the In- 
through dividual. (A course of eight lec- 
Jan. 31 tures, Mondays and Thursdays.) 

Feb. 1 Boston as a Literary Center, 1850- 

through 1914. (A course of eight lectures. 

Mar. 1 Tuesdays and Fridays.) 

Mar. 4 Radicalism in the Modern World: 
through The Marxist Ideology and Its Ad- 
Mar. 29 herents. (A course of eight lec- 
tures, Tuesdays and Fridays.) 

Oct. 3 The Fossil Man-Apes of South 

through Africa. (A course of six lectures, 

Oct. 20 Mondays and Thursdays.) 



Nov. 8 Dominant Forces in Modern Jap- 
through anese History. (A course of six 
Nov. 29 lectures, Tuesdays and Fridays.) 



Clarence Cook Little, Sc.D., 
Director of the Roscoe B. 
Jackson Memorial Labora- 
tory. 

Howard Mumford Jones, 
M.A.. Litt.D., L.H.D., 
Professor of English, Har- 
vard University. 

Francis X. Sutton, M.A., 

Junior Fellow, The Society 

of Fellows, Harvard Univer- 
sity. 

Raymond Arthur Dart, 
M.Sc, M.D., Ch.M., Pro- 
fessor of Anatomy; formerly 
Dean of the Faculty of Medi- 
cine in the University of the 
Witwatersrand, Johannes- 
burg, South Africa. 

Donald H. Shively, A.M.. 
Junior Fellow, Society of 
Fellows, Harvard Univer- 
sity. 



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SYMPHONY ON RECORDS 

These programs were under the Direction of Richard G. Appel, 
Chief of the Music Department of the Boston Public Library 

Nov. 7 

Nov. 14 

Nov. 2! Recordings from the Repertory of 

Nov. 28 the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 

Dec. 5 

Dec. 12 

Dec. 19 

FILM COUNCIL OF GREATER BOSTON 



Feb. 8 



Sources of Motion Pictures 
Boston; a panel discussion. 



Mar. 14 



How Motion Pictures and Visual 
Aids are Used Effectively; a panel 
discussion. 



Apr. 12 



Producing Your Own Motion Pic- 
tures. 



Kelsey Sweatt, Massachu- 
setts Department of Educa- 
tion; Barton Plimpton, En- 
cyclopaedia Britannica Films; 
Roland A. Golding, Audio- 
Visual Corporation ; Erwin 
Buchdahl, Cinema, Inc. ; Ed- 
ward Palmer, New England 
Telephone & Telegraph 
Company; Elliot Small, Shell 
Oil Company. 

Frank Chase, Superintendent 
of Schools, Gardner, Massa- 
chusetts; Harold Treash, Di- 
rector of Adult Programs, 
Boston Y.M.C.A. ; Everett 
W. Stephens, Director of 
Personnel, Babson Institute 
of Business Administration; 
Edward P. Oxnard, Mana- 
ger of Photographic Depart- 
ment, Lever Brothers; Arthur 
Jenner, Assistant Scout Ex- 
ecutive District I, Boy Scouts 
of America ; Helen Tarbox, 
R.N., Health Supervisor and 
Teacher of Human Rela- 
tions, Winthrop School De- 
partment. 

Miss Jeanne Ambuter, Am- 
buter Motion Picture Com- 
pany; David Doyle, Bay 
State Films Productions, 
Inc. ; Messrs. Rothberg and 
Ballantine, Dekko Films 
Productions, Inc. ; Joseph 
Dephoure, Joseph Dephoure 
Studio; James Barclay, Har- 
vard Film Service; Maurice 
Masters, Master Motion Pic- 
ture Company. 



[62] 



EXHIBITS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 



CHAVANNES GALLERY SARGENT GALLERY 

Jan. 1-31 Jan. 1-31 



Feb. 1 - 28 



Mar. 1 - 29 



Feb. 1 - 28 
Feb. 9-16 

Mar. 1 - 29 



Mar. 30 - Apr. 3 Mar. 30 - Apr. 3 

Apr. 4-24 Apr. 4-24 

Apr. 25 -May 15 Apr. 25 - May 15 

May 1 6 - June 1 2 May 1 6 - June 1 2 

June 1 5 - July 3 June 1 5 - July 3 



July 5-20 
July 21 -31 

Aug. 1-31 
Sept. 1 - 30 



July 5-20 
July 21 -31 

Aug. 1-31 
Sept. 1 - 30 



Oct. 9-15 Oct. 9-15 

Oct. 1 7 - Nov. 1 5 Oct. I 7 - Nov. 1 5 

Nov. 17 -Dec. 4 Nov. 17 -Dec. 4 



Dec. 6-31 



Dec. 6-31 



Book Illustration in France 

— in Honor of Gustave 
Dore. 

The Negro in the Americas. 
French Gratitude Train Cele- 
bration. 

Conjuring with Plants — in 
Honor of Luther Burbank. 

Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology Convocation. 

Implements of Warfare — 
for Army Day. 

Michael T. McGreevy Col- 
lection of Photographs of 
Baseball Games, Clubs, and 
Players of Boston and Other 
Places, 1875-1913. 

Evolution of the Book of 
Common Prayer, 1 549— 
1949. 

Recent French Publications 

— Lent by the French Con- 
sulate. 

Books of Switzerland — 
Lent by the Swiss Legation. 

Highlights of Irish History 

— in Honor of Henry Grat- 
tan. 

Goethe, the Universal Man. 

Social Settlements — in 
Honor of Jane Addams. 

Fire Prevention Week. 

William Penn and the Soci- 
ety of Friends. 

Douglas Hyde Loan Exhibit 

— from the Library of Con- 
gress. 

Calendars — Man's Struggle 
to Measure Time. 



Jan. 1-31 

Feb. 1 -Mar. 31 

Apr. 1 - 30 



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Treasure Room 
English Illustrators of the 1 860's. 
New England Printing. 
Fifty Books of the Year. 



May 1 — Sept. 30 Ticknor Anniversary Exhibition of Spanish Literature. 

Oct. 1 - Dec. 3 1 Book of Common Prayer. Goethe Bicentenary. Poe 
Exhibition. 



Jan. 


1 -31 


Feb. 


1 -28 


Mar. 


1-31 


Apr. 


1 -30 


May 


1 -31 


June 


1 -30 


July 


1 - Aug. 3 


Sept. 


1 -30 


Oct. 


1 -31 


Nov. 


1 -30 


Dec. 


1 -31 



WiGGiN Gallery 

Felix Buhot — Drypoints. 

Muirhead Bone — Drawings. 

Arthur W. Heintzelman — Drawings. 

Fantin-Latour — Lithographs, Part I. 

Fantin-Latour — Lithographs, Part II. 

British Prints — Etchings and Drypoints. 

Prints of Venice — Etchings and Drypoints. 

Landscapes in Prints — Etchings and Drypoints. 

French Exhibition — Etchings, Drypoints, and Litho- 
graphs. 

W. H. W. Bicknell — Etchings and Drypoints. 

Masterpieces in the Albert H. Wiggin Collection — 
Etchings, Drypoints, and Lithographs. 



[64] 

X 

TRUST FUNDS 

Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - 1949 





BALANCE 




TOTAL AMOUNT 








UNEXPENDED 




AVAILABLE 








FROM 


RECEIPTS 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


YEAR 


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 


81,098.90 


55.200.41 


136,299.31 


61,016.62 


75.282.69 


1944 


75,282.69 


52,698.82 


127,981.51 


40,839.88 


87.141.63 


1945 


87.141.63 


50,800.60 


137,942.23 


42,695.41 


95.246.82 


1946 


95,246.82 


50,826.82 


146,073.64 


45,199.61 


100.874.03 


1947 


100,874.03 


47,620.06 


148,494.09 


46,156.27 


102,337.82 


1948 


102.337.82 


50.351.26 


152,689.08 


56,808.38 


95.880.70 


1949 


95,880.70 


45.215.89 


141.096.59 


84,137.28 


56,959.31 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 - 1949 



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 


1946 


95.246.82 


50.826.82 


45,199.61 


1947 


100,874.03 


47.620.06 


46,156.27 


1948 


102,337.82 


50.351.26 


56.808.38 


1949 


95,880.70 


45,215.89 


84,137.28 



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Income 


FROM Trust Funds, 


1930 - 1949 






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 


27.006.01 


1935 


5,950.53 


16,184.59 


3.359.02 


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 


1 941 


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 


1946 


5,806.88 


41,240.89 


3.779.05 


50,826.82 


1947 


5.928.48 


37,833.86 


3.857.72 


47,620.06 


1948 


5,923.80 


40,114.96 


4,312.50 


50.351.26 


1949 


5,951.30 


34.810.49 


4,454.10 


45.215.89 



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INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1949 
General Summary 

Without restriction as to use of income $5,951.30 

For purchase of library materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books $13,188-30 

Books only — without restriction as to kind of books 12,222.90 

Books only — with restriction as to kind of books 9,399.28 34,810.49 

With miscellaneous restrictions as to use of income 

For special purposes, not purchase of library materials $1,693.98 
For specified branch libraries 1 ,200.86 

For newspapers only 1,559.26 4,454.10 $45,215.89 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS. 1949 
By Individual Funds 

Without Restriction as to Use of Income 

Bernard $60.00 

Bradlee 25.00 

Center 1,212.16 

Ford 240.00 

Ford Trust (1935) 162.84 

Hemenway 200.00 

Hyde 144.64 

Kirstein 150.00 

Lambert 38.06 

Moore 4.34 

North 60.00 

Phillips 1,050.00 

Sigilman 469.26 

Skinner 1,563.00 

Stewart 140.00 

Treadwell 432.00 $5,951.30 



Funds Whose Income is Available ior Purchase of Library Materials 

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

Benton $12,861.31 
Blanchard 113.45 

Gardner 137.50 

Gest 76.04 $13,188.30 



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



Ainsley 


$6,136.91 


Knapp 


$312.50 


Bigelow 


40.00 


Sewall 


1.062.50 


Billings 


3,658.60 


Underhill 


12.98 


Clement 


80.00 


Wadlin 


96.12 


Cutter 


105.40 


Wales 


212.50 


Kimball 


469.39 


Wilson 


36.00 



12,222.90 



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



Aitz 

Bates 

Bowditch 

Codman 

Elizabeth 

Franklin Club 

Green 

Hannigan 

C. Harris 

Hersey 

A. Lawrence 



$498.02 


Lewis 200.00 


2,000.00 


O'Reilly 44.20 


425.00 


Pierce 220.55 


1.89 


Reed 30.00 


1,000.00 


Scholfield 2,305.04 


42.50 


Storrow 750.00 


50.74 


Ticknor 102.12 


2.50 


Townsend 50.00 


425.00 


Twentieth Regiment 212.50 


95.84 


J. L. Whitney— Books 693.39 


250.00 


J. L. Whitney— Manus. 



9.399.28 $34,810.49 



Funds With Miscellaneous Restrictions a= to Use of Income 

For Special Purposes, Not for Purchase of Library Materials 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund $3.44 

Central Library Building 3.00 

Sargent 111.16 

A. L. Whitney 183.00 

J. L. Whitney — Bibliographic 700.00 

J. L. Whitney — Care and Cataloging of Manuscripts 693.38 $1,693.98 



For Branch Libraries 

Guerrier 

T. B. Harris 

Hinsman 

E. Lawrence 

Loring 

Mead 

Morse 

Oakland 

Pratt 

South Boston 

Tufts 



$12.62 

123.36 
31.00 
20.00 
12.50 
63.10 
30.00 

459.12 

38.44 

2.50 

408.22 



1,200.86 



For Newspapers Only 
Todd 



L559.26 



4,454.10 



$45,215.89 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31. 19-^9 

The figures listed are for the hook values of investments as of December 
31, 1949. 

Ainsley Fund — Bequest of E.MILY L. AiNSLF.Y, under Article 12 of 
her will, for the purchase of books. Received in I 938. $205,859.86 

Artz Fund — Donation from ViCTOriiA 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. $10,080.00 

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 

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

'*Trvelfth: 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, 



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without regard to the amounts appropriated by the City of Boston 
for the maintenance of the Boston PubHc 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. $1,108,21 1.10 

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. 

$2,283,480.87 

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

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 library. $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. $100,965.39 

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 



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Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund — Received from Board of Trade 
OF BosTOiN 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 1897. $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 1 905. $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 

Children's Fund — Bequest of JosiAH H. Benton of $100,000, to be 
held as "1 he 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. $100,000.00 

Clement Fund — Bequest of FRANK Clement, of Newton, to be known 
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. 

$2,837.37 

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 Saram A. Matchztt, late of Brookline, 
who died October 6, 1910, 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 MoRRiS 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. $2,037.17 

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 1900, Chapter 263, the Hanis 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. $1,138.31 

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 1936. 

$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 

Kenyon Fund — Bequest of LiLY Alice Kenyon, of Boston, to be 
known as the Kenyon Fund, the income to be used for general 
purposes. Received in 1949. $500.00 

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. 

$10,130.17 



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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 1.000.00 

November. 1927 1.000.00 

October. 1928 1.000.00 

October. 1929 1.000.00 



$5,000.00 

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, bearmg the name of the Fund." Received in 1914. 

$10,002.50 

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 
1896. $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 1 896. 

$2,530.51 

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



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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 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Fund — Donations from friends of the 
late Mary U. Nichols, former Branch Librarian of the North 
End Branch Library, the income to be used to award annually a 
book prize to the North End boy and to the North End girl who 
in their senior year at a North End high school have excelled in 
their English studies. Received in 1 949. $600.00 

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 
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. 1873, 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 



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Scholfield Fund — Bequest of ARTHUR ScHOLFiELD, who died in New 
York, January 1 7, 1 883, the interest to be paid to certain heirs 
during their Hves, and then to be used for the purchase of books of 
permanent value. The last heir, Joseph Scholfield, died November 
1 8, I 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 ,91 4.75 

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 

Sigilman Fund — Bequest of Samuel SiGlLMAN of one-third of his 
residuary estate to the Boston Public Library. Payments received 
1941-44. $18,788.31 

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. Lev^as 
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 21 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. $51,874.64 

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 1879. 

$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 



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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 ItaHan 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 
expedient by those having charge of the library. 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. $4,106.71 

William C. Todd Newspaper Fund — Donation by WiLLIAM C. ToDD, 
of Atkins, N. H., accepted by order of the City Council, approved 
October 30, 1897, 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. $50,121.80 

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 
1879. $4,000.00 



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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. $1 3.987.69 

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 1 906. 

$10,131.77 

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 I 897. $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 1939. $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 1932. 

$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. $1,756.33 

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 



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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, aad 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. $45,701.21 

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 

Blanchard Fund . 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund 

Bowditch Fund 

Bradlee Fund 

Joseph H. Center Fund . 

Centra! Library Building Fund 

Children's Fund . 

Clement Fund 

Henry Sargent Codman Memoria 

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 .... 



1 Fund 









$205,859.86 

10,080.00 

50,000.00 

1,108,211.10 

2,283.480.87 

2,000.00 

1,000.00 

100,965.59 

5,000.00 

1 72.70 

10.000.00 

1.000.00 

39.908.89 

150.00 

100,000.00 

2.000.00 

2,837.37 

4,270.00 

25.000.00 

6.000.00 

5.017.65 

1.000.00 

5.000.00 

2.652.50 

2,037.17 



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Edith Guerrier Fund 

Francis J. Hannigan Fund . 

Charlotte Harris Fund . 

Thomas B. Harris Fund 

Alfred Hemenway Fund 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund 

Lizzie Hinsman Fund . 

Hyde Fund 

Kenyon 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 . 

Charles Greely Loring Memorial Fund 

Charles Mead Fund 

George W. Moore Fund 

Francis A. Morse Library Fund , 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize 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 

Scholfield Fund . 

Sewall Fund 

Sigilman Fund 

Skinner Fund ..... 

South Boston Branch Library Trust Fund 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund 

James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) Fu 

Ticknor Fund .... 

William C. Todd Newspaper Fund 

Townsend Fund .... 

Treadwell Fund .... 

Nathan A. Tufts Fund 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 

Francis Jay Underbill Fund 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund 

Wales Fund .... 

Alice Lincoln Whitney Fund 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 

Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund . 

Total .... 



506.92 
125.00 

10,000.00 
1,138.31 
5.000.00 
3.542.00 
1 ,250.00 
3.632.40 
500.00 

10,130.17 
5,000.00 

10,000.00 
1.403.57 

10,002.50 

500.00 

5.000.00 

500.00 

2,530.51 

217.00 

1.000.00 

600.00 

2,000.00 

11.781.44 
l.OOO.OO 

30.000.00 
5,012.90 
1,494.18 
l.OOO.OO 
3.858.24 

61,914.75 

25.000.00 

18.788.31 

51.874.64 

100.00 

3.500.00 

25.000.00 
4.106.71 

50.121.80 
4.000.00 

13,987.69 

10,131.77 
5.000.00 
524.70 
3,756.35 
5,000.00 
5.000.00 

45.701.21 
1.000.00 

, $4,436,876.77 



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GIFTS RECEIVED DURING THE CURRENT YEAR 
For Immediate Use 

Albert H. Wiggin $2,788.75 

(for Print Department) 
Trustees under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 1,498.81 

(for general purposes of the Library) 
Nathan H. Friedman 200.03 

(for the purchase and maintenance of Jewish periodicals and 

publications. West End Branch Library) 
Hiram C. Merrill 100.00 

(for Print Department) 
Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 25.00 

(for Print Department) 
Jamaica Plain Parents ..... .... 15.60 

(for the purchase of records for the Jamaica Plain Parents' 

Collection at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library) 
Jan Quen 5.50 

(for the purchase of books) 



Equiipment 

Friends of the Phillips Brooks Branch Library 

Moving picture projector for the Phillips Brooks Branch Library 



Unexpended Balances 

Remaining from Gifts Received in Current and Previous Yiears 
as of December 31, 1949 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg $25.00 

Nathan H. Friedman 147.93 

Friends of Polish Culture of Boston ....... 7.60 

Hiram C. Merrill 55.00 

Parents' Collection 15.60 

Jan Quen ........... 7.15 

J. Ashton Reid 12.25 

George A. Spanoj>s ........ . .05 

Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 8.180.18 

Joseph Ward Memorial Gift 1.19 

Albert H. Wiggin 2.500.05 



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XI 

OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1949 

General Administrative Offices 
Director's Office 

Director, and Librarian 



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 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 

Assistant to the Director 
Information Office 

Assistant to the Director 

Reference Division 

Chief Librarian of the Reference 
Division 

Assistant to the Chief Librarian 
of the Reference Division 

Supervisor in the Reference Division 
Deputy Supervisor in the Reference 

Division 
Deputy 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 
Chief of Fine Arts Department 
Chief of General Reference Department 
Chief of History Department 
Chief of Music Department 
Chief of Periodical and Newspaper 

Department 

* Joseph A. Crowley, Assistant-in-Charge 



Milton E. Lord 

Elizabeth B. Brockunier 
John J. Connolly 
Zoltan Haraszti 



Elizabeth L. Wright 
Pearl B. Smart 



Sarah M. Usher 



Elizabeth B. Boudreau 



Richard G. Hensley 



Marjorie G. Bouquet 
Edward H. Redstone 

John M. Carroll 

Bradford M. Hill 

Zoltan Haraszti 

Arthur W, Heintzelman 

Christine Hayes 
Vacant 

Mildred C. O'Connor 
Priscilla S. MacFadden 
John M. Carroll 
Sarah W. Flannery 
Richard G. Appel 

Bradford M. Hill 



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Chief of Science and Technology 

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

Curator of Americana 



Loraine A. Sullivan 
Elizabeth G. Barry 
Anna L. Manning 
Dorothy M. Lovett 

Harriet Swift 



Circulation Division 

Chief Librarian of the Circulation 

Division 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 
Deputy Supervisor, In Charge of Work 

with Adults 

Branch Librarians 

Allston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Faneuil 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant 

Neponset 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks 

Roslindale 

South Boston 

South End 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 



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



Christiana P. Jordan 
Katrina M. Sather 
Mary K. Harris 
Catherine P. Loughman 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Margaret A. Calnan 
Margaret A. Morgan 
Dorothy F. Nourse 
Helen M. O'Leary 
Sara A. Lyon 
Rebecca E. Willis 
Geraldine M. Altman 
Annie Reis 
Theodora B. Scoff 
Margaret I. McGovern 
Frances C. Lepie 
Gladys R. White 
Ruth M. Hayes 
Ellen C. Peterson 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary A. Hackett 
A. Virginia Haviland 
Marion R. Herzig 
Irene H. Tuttle 
Marion C. Kingman 
Beatrice C. Maguire 
Elizabeth H. McShane 
Fanny Goldstein 
Pauline A. Walker 



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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 People's Room 



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 Preparation Department 
*Chief of Book Purchasing Department 
Chief of Printing Department 
Shipper 

Officers of the Library, 
Supervisor of Training, Emeritus 
Supervisor of Branch Libraries, 

Emeritus 
Supervisor of Work With Children, 

Emeritus 

Chief of Book Preparation Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Book Purchasing Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Book Stack Service, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Branch Issue Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

Department, Emeritus 
Chief of History Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Main Reading Room, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Open Shelf Department, 

Emeritus 

Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
Branch Librarian, Emeritus 
* Harriett V. Mulloy, Assistant-in-Charge 



William F. Quinn 

Helen Schubarth 

James P. Mooers 

Mary M. McDonough 

Vacant 

William B. Gallagher 

Robert F. Dixon 

Emeritus 

Bertha V. Hartzell 

Edith Guerrier 

Alice M. Jordan 

Marion A. McCarthy 
William C. Maiers, Jr. 
William J. Ennis 
Alice V. Stevens 
Lucien E. Taylor 
Laura R. Gibbs 
William J. Mulloney 

John H. Reardon 

Katherine F. Albert 
Mary E. Ames 
Edith H. Bailey 
M. Florence Cufflin 
Annie M. Donovan 
Clara L. Maxwell 
Carrie L. Morse 
Katharine F. Muldoon 
Margaret H. Reid 
Katherine S. Rogan 
Mary M. Sullivan 
Geneva Watson 



[84] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Expenditures for Personnel: 

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

Sundays and Evenings, extra and other service . 



$1,657,012.51 

262,908.73 $1,919,921.24 



Microfilms and lantern slides: 

City appropriation $1,455.00 

Trust funds income 2,167.80 

Posters, prints, and maps: 

City appropriation $139.55 

Trust funds income 688.00 

Phonograph records : 

City appropriation $463.03 

Trust funds income 434.87 

Miscellaneous: 

City appropriation $1,440.72 

Trust funds income 7,705.74 

Tools and instruments 
Wearing apparel 
Miscellaneous equipment 

Carried forward .... 



Expenditures for Service Other Than 


Personal: 




Printing and binding 


, 


$344.87 


Advertising 






323.00 


Transportation of persons . 






3,287.56 


Express charges 






14,572.16 


Light, heat, and power 






53,750.49 • 


Rent, taxes, and water 






23,288.86 


Bond and insurance premiums 






850.43 


Communication 






8,194.00 


Cleaning 






3,873.61 


Removal of waste . 






52.00 


Expert 






7.573.00 


Stenographic and copying . 






2,032.63 


Fees .... 






23000 


Photographic and blueprintig 






530.90 


General repairs 






62,923.75 


Miscellaneous services 






310.50 182,137.76 


Expenditures for Equipment: 






Machinery 




$98.50 


Electrical 






5.726.70 


Motorless vehicles 






140.00 


Furniture and furnishings . 






3,243.72 


Office 




, 


14.460.38 


Books: 






City appropriation $ 


25,880.27 




Trust funds income 


61 ,327.94 


187,208.21 


Manuscripts: 






Trust funds income 




531.45 


Periodicals: 






City appropriation 


SI 7,934.63 




Trust funds income 


8.878.30 


26.812.93 


Newspapers: 






City appropriation 


$2,706.15 




Trust funds income 


1,95 


3.18 


4,659.33 



3.622.80 



827.55 



897.90 



9,146.46 

2,354.64 
24.45 
5,741.94 265,496.96 



$2,367,555.96 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1949 



id Original Equipment 



Receipts from: 

City Appropriation 1 949 
Construction of Buildings 
and Furnishing thereof 
Income from Trust Funds . 
James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 
Gift of Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg 
Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 
Gift of Hiram C. Merrill 
Gift of Jamaica Plain Parents 
Gift of Jan Quen 
Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 1,498.81 
Gift of Albert H. Wiggin 2.788.75 



$2,504,285.00 

200.000.00 

44,515.89 

700.00 



$25.00 

200.00 

100.00 

15.60 

5.50 



4,633.66 $2.754,1 34.55 



Carried fortvard 



$2,754,134.55 



[86] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought fonvard 
Expenditures for Supplies: 
Office 
Fuel 
Medical 

Laundry, cleaning, toilet 
Educational and recreational 
Agricultural 

Chemicals and disinfectants . 
Miscellaneous supplies 

Expenditures for Materials: 
Building 
Machinery 
Electrical 
Miscellaneous materials 



Pensions 

Workmen's Compensation 

1947 Unliquidated Reserve 

1948 Unliquidated Reserve 
Departmental Equipment Non-Revenue 
Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment 

and Furnishing thereof 
Special Appropriation: Central Library Building 

Roof Construction .... 
Special Appropriation: Central Library Building 

Remodeling ..... 
Special Items: 

Trust funds income, scholarshipw . 

Trust funds income, sick benefits . 

Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 

Gift of Hiram C. Merrill . 

Gift of Jan Quen .... 

Gift of J. Ashton Reid 

Gift of George A. Spanops 

Gift of Old Colony Tenants Association, 

Known as Joseph Ward Memorial Gift 
Gift of Albert H. Wiggin . 



Binding Department: 
Salaries 

Gais, light, and heat . 
Repairs 

Tools and instruments 
Miscellaneous equipment 
Medical supplies 
Miscellaneous supplies 
Machinery materials . 
Building and electrical materials 
Stock 



$2367,555.96 



$21,559.85 

12,226.13 

100.20 

3,389.04 

152.18 

22.40 

530.43 

3.536.13 



$5,483.39 

3.75 

4.999.47 

2,428.72 



$400.00 
50.00 



$133.98 

45.00 

24.82 

18.49 

4.95 

34.81 
5,688.75 



$88,379.26 

87.07 

114.64 

7.64 

46.92 

1.52 

218.64 

5.94 

15.30 

5.672.11 



41.516.36 



12.915.33 

1,488.18 

1 ,857.36 

979.30 

3,352.65 

61.20 

15,120.50 

3,264.45 

32.772.00 

450.00 



5,950.80 



94.549.04 



Carried forward 



$2,581,833.13 



[87] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1949 

Brought formard $2,754,134.55 

Balance Brought Forward from 1948: 

Trust Funds Income $90,151.30 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account . . 5,729.40 

Gift of Nathan H. Friedman $81.91 

Gift of Friends of Polish Culture of Boston 7.60 

Gift of Jan Quen 26.47 

Gift of J. Ashton Reid 30.74 

Gift of George A. Spanops 5.00 

Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 6,681 .37 

Gift of Old Colony Tenants Association, 

Known as Joseph Ward Memorial Cifl 36.00 

Gift of Albert H. Wiggin 5,400.05 



City Appropriation ..... 
Special Appropriation: Central Library 

Building Roof Construction . 
Special Appropriation: Central Library 

Building Remodeling 
Departmental Equipment Non-Revenue . 

1945 Unliquidated Reserve 

1946 Unliquidated Reserve 

1947 Unliquidated Reserve 

1948 Unliquidated Reserve 



12,269.14 

4,846.09 

4,039.1 1 

32,772.00 

1 1 ,462.78 

3.70 

279.36 

1,310.48 

4,638.90 



167,502.26 



Carried forward 



$2,921,636.81 



[88] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought formard . 
Printing Department: 
Salaries 
Freight 

Gas, light, and heat . 
Photographic and blueprinting 
Repairs 

Furniture and furnishings . 
Tools and instruments 
Office supplies . 
Miscellaneous supplies 
Machinery materials . 
Electrical materials . 
Outside work . 
Stock 



$2,581,833.13 



$21,165.46 

1.39 

9.70 

180.68 

1.50 

341.50 

22.63 

80.15 

34.90 

84.12 

35.03 

73.62 

5,743.23 



27,773. 



Amounts Paid Into the City Treasury 
Fines .... 

Sales of Publications 
Payments for lost books and damages 
Commission on telephone stations . 
Commission on coin locks . 
Sale of weiste paper . 
Miscellaneous receipts 



Balance, December 31, 1949: 

Trust Funds Income .... 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Gift of Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg . 

Gift of Nathan H. Friedman 

Gift of Friends of Polish Culture of Boston 

Gift of Hiram C. Merrill . 

Gift of Jamaica Plain Parents . 

Gift of Jan Quen .... 

Gift of J. Ashfon Reid 

Gift of George A. Spanops 

Trustees Under the Will of Helen O. Storrow 

Gift of Old Colony Tenants Association, 

Known as Joseph Ward Memorial Gift 
Gift of Albert H. Wigein . 



Balance Unexpended, December 31, 1949: 

Special Appropriation: Central Library Building 

Roof Construction ..... 

Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment 

and Furnishing thereof ..... 
General Appropriation: 

Amount carried forward to 1950 $41,857.06 

Amount returned to City Treasury 3,305.20 



1945 Unliquidated Reserve 

1946 Unliquidated Reserve 

1947 Unliquidated Reserve 

1948 Unliquidated Reserve 
Departmental Equipment Non-Revenue 
Income on hand 

Amount Returned to City Auditor: 

Departmental Equipment Non-Revenue . 



$27,458.27 
1,304.17 
1,286.25 
766.40 
822.73 
702.72 
609.57 



$50,529.91 

6,429.40 

25.00 

147.93 

7.60 

55.00 

15.60 

7.15 

12.25 

.05 

8,180.18 

1.19 
2,500.05 



$774.66 
184,879.50 

45.162.26 

370 

279.36 

331.18 

1.286.25 

11,333.82 

606.79 



32,950.1 1 



67,911.31 



244,657.52 



67.76 



To Balance 



$2,955,193.71 



[89] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1949 



Brought forward . . . , 


$2,921,636.81 


Receipts from: 




Fines ....... 


. $27,984.84 


Sales of Publications . . . . 


1,327.34 


Payments for lost books and damages . 


1.307.13 


Commission on telephone stations . 


766.40 


Commission on coin locks . . . . 


822.73 


Sale of waste paper . . . . . 


702.72 


Miscellaneous receipts . . . . 


645.74 33.556.90 



7 Balance 



$2,955,193.71 



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