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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

1957 



BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES 



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05.5" 



TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



ERWIN D. CANHAM 

President 
Term expires April 30, 1958 

SYDNEY R. RABB 

Vice President 
Term expires April 30, 1959 

FRANK W. BUXTON 
Term expires April 30, 1960 

MOST REVEREND RICHARD J. GUSHING 
Term expires April 30, 1962 

PATRICK F. McDonald 

Term expires April 30, 1961 



MILTON E. LORD 
Director, and Librarian 



CONTENTS 

I — Summary of Expenditures, 1930-1957 . . . i 

II — Appropriations and Expenditures for Personnel, 

1930-1957 3 

III — • Appropriations and Expenditures for Books . 10 

IV- — Personnel 14 

V — -Book Stock 29 

VI — Use of Books, Films, and Recordings ... 40 

VII — The Catalogs 45 

VIII — Binding 46 

IX — Programs and Exhibitions 47 

X — Trust Funds 72 

XI — Officers of the Library, as of December 31, 1957 90 

Financial Statement 94 



[1] 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES, 1930-1957 



Total Expenditures, 1930-1957 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 
1957 



FROM ANNUAL 

CITY 
APPROPRIATION 

$1,132,520.06 
1,139,114.88 
1,232,633.01 
1,309,615.79 
2,573,781.32 
3,287,998.43 
3,246,066.55 
3,177,122.03 
3,308,088.67 
3,323,135.14 



FROU SPECIAL 

CITY 
APPROPRIATION 

$237,962.11 
36,295.49 
52,930.24 

66,786.08 
102,206.67 

13,730.66 
161,559.07 
561,858.60 



FROM FROM 

INCOME OF GIFTS FOR 

TRUST FUNDS IMMEDIATE USE 



$22,796.21 
24,496.50 

128,403.69 
42,695.41 
61,030.37 
50,211.25 
63,484.48 
50,459.29 
60,560.70 
65,422.45 



$88.80 
387.68 

2,706.48 
300.40 

1,015.60 
553.51 
790.85 
517.24 



$1,393,278.38 
1,199,906.87 
1,414,055.74 
1,352,698.88 
2,704,304.25 
3,440,716.75 
3,310,566.63 
3,241,865.49 
3,530,999.29 
3,950,933.43 



DiSTBIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FROM AnNUAL CiTY APPROPRIATION, 

1930 - 1957 



YEAR 


SALARIES 
AND WAGES 


BOOKS AND OTHER 
LIBRARY MATERIALS 


ALL OTHER 
ACCOUNTS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$809,530.41 


$159,999.97 


$162,989.68 


$1,132,520.06 


1935 


912,339.26 


99,233.95 


127,541 . 67 


1,139,114.88 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


57,499.94 


129,397.67 


1,232,633.01 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


81,701.74 


163,570.33 


1,309,615.79 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


147,498.16 


316,511.82 


2,573,781.32 


1953 


2,607,323.94 


260,138.54 


420,535.95 


3,287,998.43 


1954 


2,656,821.65 


259,372.41 


329,872.49 


3,246,066.55 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


316,029.82 


350,780.06 


3,177,122.03 


1956 


2,578,693.84 


310,997.64 


418,397.19 


3,308,088.67 


1957 


2,599,237.17 


320,474.61 


403,423.36 


3,323,135.14 



Distribution of Expenditures prom Special City Appropriations, 1930 - 1957 





CENTRAL LIBRARY 
FOUNDATIONS 


BRANCH 
LIBRARIES 


RELIEF 








ROOF CONSTRUCTION 


NEW 


PROJECTS 


EQUIPMENT 




TEAR 


AND IMPROVEMENTS 


BUILDINGS 


(WPA, ETC.) 


LOAN 


TOTAL 


1930 


$206,391.46 


$31,570.65 






$237,962.11 


1935 


4,867.40 


5,705.30 


$25,722.79 




36,295.49 


1940 
1945 
1950 


14,743.24 




38,187.00 




52,930.24 


214.61 


66,571.47 






66,786.08 


1953 




102,206.67 






102,206.67 


1954 












1955 




5,479.28 




$8,251.38 


13,730.66 


1956 


7,428.50 


102,869.62 




51,260.95 


161,559.07 


1957 


335,791.25 


178,437.45 




47,629.90 


561,858.60 



[21 
Distribution of Expendittires from Income of Trust Funds, 1930 - 1957 



BOOKS A.ND OTHER 
LIBBA.BT MATEKIAXa 



1930 


$22,466.21 


$180.00 


$150.00 


$22,796.21 


1935 


22,264.83 


1,602.67 


629.00 


24,496.50 


1940 


124,618.89 


2,070.00 


1,714.80 


128,403.69 


1945 


41,370.31 


481.65 


843.45 


42,695.41 


1950 


60,530.37 


100.00 


400.00 


61,030.37 


1953 


47,863.82 


250.00 


2,097.43 


50,211.25 


1954 


60,872.61 


2,211.87 


400.00 


63,484.48 


1955 


45,519.55 


2,207.90 


2,731.84 


50,459.29 


1956 


58,988.16 




1,572.54 


60,560.70 


1957 


61,894.25 




3,528.20 


65,422.45 



Distribution of Expenditures from Gifts for Immediate Use, 1930 - 1957 

BOOKS AND OTBEB 

TEIA.B LIBBABY MATERIALS 

1930 

1935 

1940 $88.80 

1945 387.68 

1950 2,706.48 

1953 300.40 

1954 1,015.60 

1955 553.51 

1956 790.85 

1957 517.24 



[3 



II 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 

PERSONNEL, 1930-1957 

Total Appropriations and Expenditures for All Personnel, 1930 - 1957 



TEAS 


AMOUNT 
APPROPRIATED 


AMOUNT 
EXPENDED 


UNEXPENDED 
BALANCE 


1930 


$812,000.00 


$809,530.41 


$2,469.59 


1935 


915,000.00 


912,339.26 


2,660.74 


1940 


1,065,000.00 


1,045,735.40 


19,264.60* 


1945 


1,065,000.00 


1,064,343.72 


656.28 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


2,109,771.34 


228.66 


1953 


2,604,925.93 


2,607,323.941 




1954 


2,617,700.00 


2,656,82 1.65t 




1955 


2,600,000.00 


2,510,312.15 


89,687. 85 § 


1956 


2,612,400.00 


2,578,693.84 


33,706.1611 


1957 


2,624,000.00 


2,599,237.17 


24,762.83^ 



* $18,775.53 transferred to other accounts of the Library. 

t To take care of the commitmeats above the amount appropriated for 1953, the sum of 

S2,39S.01 was transferred from unexpended balances in other accounts of the Library. 
J To take care of the commitmeats above the amount appropriated for 1954, the sum of 

839,121.65 was transferred from unexpended balances in other accounts of the Library 

and of another City Department. 
§ $52,735.00 transferred to other accounts of the Library; 825,000.00 transferred to other City 

Departments; 811,952.85 reverted to the City Treasury. 
11815,000.00 transferred to other City Departments; 87,500.00 to other accounts of the 

Library; 811,206.16 reverted to the City Treasury. 
t 824,761,000.00 transferred to other accounts of the Library; $1.83 reverted to the City 

Treasury. 



Changes Year by Year in Total Expenditures for All Personnel, 

1930 - 1957 





TOTAL EXPENDITUBEa 
FOR SALARIES AND WAQE3 


% OF 
CHANGE FROM 


% OF 
CHANGE 


-TBAB 


FOR ALL PERSONNEL 


PRECEDINQ TEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.26 






1930 


809,530.41 


+5.1% 


+5.1% 


1935 


912,339.26 


+ 11.0% 


+ 18.3% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


+ 1.2% 


+35.7% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


+0.5% 


+38.2% 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


+4.0% 


+ 173.8% 


1953 


2,607,323.94 


+8.2% 


+238.3% 


1954 


2,656,821.65 


+ 1.9% 


+244.8% 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


-5.5% 


+225.7% 


1956 


2,578,693.84 


+2.7% 


+234.7% 


1957 


2,599,237.17 


+0.8% 


+237.3% 



14] 

Changes Year by Year in Total Expenditures for Regular Service 
(FuLL-TiME Personnel), 1930 - 1957 





TOTAL, EXPENDITURES 


% OP 


% OF 




FOR SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


TEAR 


FOR BEGULAB SERVICE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$663,747.98 






1930 


694,183.74 


+4.6% 


+4.6% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+ 17.1% 


+20.4% 


1940 


954,292.69 


+ 1.1% 


+43.8% 


1945 


940,227.10 


+0.8% 


+41.6% 


1950 


1,838,560.39 


+4.1% 


+ 176.8% 


1953 


2,290,464.50 


+9.0% 


+244.9% 


1954 


2,353,575.31 


+2.7% 


+254.4% 


1955 


2,227,715.52 


-5.3% 


+235.4% 


1956 


2,271,782.30 


+2.0% 


+242.2% 


1957 


2,295,255.53 


+ 1.0% 


+ 245.6% 



Changes Year By Year in Total Expenditures for Extra Service 
(Part-Time Personnel, Etc.), 1930 - 1957 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


% OF 


% OF 




FOR SALARIES AND WAGES 


CHANGE FROM 


CHANGE 


YEAR 


FOR EXTRA SERVICE 


PRECEDING TEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 






1930 


112,214.67 


+7.8% 


+7.8% 


1935 


96,330.61 


-13.8% 


-7.4% 


1940 


89,517.71 


+4.3% 


-11.6% 


1945 


120,536.62 


-1.1% 


+ 15.8% 


1950 


271,210.95 


+3.2% 


+ 160.6% 


1953 


316,859.44 


+ 1.6% 


+204.6% 


1954 


303,246.34 


-4.5% 


+ 191.5% 


1955 


282,596.63 


-6.6% 


+ 171.6% 


1956 


306,911.54 


+8.6% 


4-195.0% 


1957 


303,981 . 64 


-0.9% 


+ 192.3% 



[5] 

ANALYSIS AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURES FOR 
PERSONNEL, 1957 

Summary by Divisions 

General Administrative Offices 

Regular Service $99,628 . 84 

Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $14,036.32 

Evening and Holiday Service 521.38 

Sunday Service 725 . 15 15,282 . 85 



Total Expenditures for General Administrative OflBces $114,911.69 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Regular Service $1,146,313.21 
Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $137,925.46 

Evening and Holiday Service 1,243.67 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 

By the Hour 7,344.86 

Evening and Holiday 19,496 . 86 

Sunday Service 5,399.17 171,410.02 



Total Expenditures for Division of Home 

Reading and Community Services 1,317,723.23 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Regular Service $530,274.93 

Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $53,486 . 61 

Evening and Holiday Service 1,006.28 

Sunday Service 13,290.05 67,782.94 



Total Expenditures for Division of 

Reference and Research Services 598,057.87 

Division of Business Operations 

Regular Service $519,038.55 

Extra Service: 

Part-time Service $1,477.06 

Evening and Holiday Service 5,571 . 15 

Janitorial and Cleaning Service: 

Evening and Holiday 25, 162 . 80 

Sunday Service 16,472.82 48,683.83 



Total Expenditures for 

Division of Business Operations 567,722.38 

Miscellaneous Services 

Storytelling $792.00 

Stereopticon Operator 30.00 



Total Expenditures for Miscellaneous Services 822 . 00 



Total Expenditures for all Personnel $2,599,237. 17 



[6] 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE 

OFFICES, 1957 



Director's Office 
Personnel Office 
Information Office 
Office of Records, Files, 

Statistics 
Exhibits Office 

Total Expenditures for 
General Administrative 
Offices 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 



$43,143.18 $1,600.15 

24,618.60 1.648.78 

9,561.27 10,133.83 



EVENING AND 
HOLIDAY 
SERVICE 

$33.10 

57.01 

386.91 



11,434.14 
10,871.65 



653.56 



SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



44.36 



17.79 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 



$44,776.43 

26,324.39 

$707.36 20,789.37 



12,087.70 
10,933.80 



$99,628.84 $14,036.32 $521.38 $725.15 $114,911.69 



[7 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF HOME READING AND 

COMMUNITY SERVICES 



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

Department 
Central Book Stock: 
Branch Issue Section 
School Issue Section 
Central Charging Records 
Open Shelf Department 
Branch Libraries 

Total Expenditures for 
Division of Home 
Reading and Com- 
munity Services 5 



REOUIAR 

SERVICE 

$65,332.66 
24,050.12 
19,834.37 



JANITORIAL AND 
CLEANING : 
BY THE HOUR 
PART-TIME AND EVENING 

SERVICE AND HOLIDAY 



EVENING, 
HOLIDAY AND 

SUNDAY TOTAL 

SERVICE SERVICE 



$755.15 
3,852.55 



27,426.03 2,202.16 



35,248.36 
25,457.78 
68,925.81 
83,545.29 
796,492.79 



3,116.48 
4,096.40 
8,985.35 
8,164.63 



$24.72 
710.00 



213.93 

3,152.84 
2,541.35 



566,112.53 
28,612.67 
19,834.37 

29,628.19 

38,578.77 
29,554.18 
81,064.00 
94,251.27 



106,752.74 $26,841.72 930,087.25 



1,146,313.21 $137,925.46 $26,841.72 $6,642.84 $1,317,723.23 



Branch Libraries 

Adams Street 

Allston 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

City Point* 

Codman Square 

Connolly 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Egleston Square 

Faneuil 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mt. Bowdoin 

Mt. Pleasant 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Roslindale 

South Boston t 

South End 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Bookmobile Service 

Hospital Library Service 

Total Expenditures for 
Branch Libraries 



132,875.52 
30,279.90 
27,335.51 
32,190.02 
9,408.62 
28,012.08 
27,999.85 
25,108.61 
29,034.33 
31,392.01 
25,862.84 
29,094.51 
24,262.37 
19,528.34 
32,412.23 
16,631.36 
26,539.53 
14,324.20 
27,233.79 
14,524.12 
28,398.08 
27,657.17 
32,087.50 
20,730.47 
27,481.88 
25,773.21 
30,753.56 
33,940.77 
55,253.40 
10,367.01 



,492.79 $106,752.74 



$6,248.68 


$1,902.49 


1,466.00 






2,437.42 


2,179.07 


4,162.17 


1,396.32 


2,341.92 


15.45 


4,594.95 






2,943.95 


1,469.89 


3,110.69 


5.82 


3,612.59 


1,316.60 


5,473.13 


1,748.75 


3,158.41 


1,051.14 


3,475.96 


699.75 


2,953.68 


1,415.80 


2,776.66 


1,981.84 


3,732.39 


2,021.01 


3,922.22 


861.36 


2,386.73 






1,889.02 






3,292.91 


1,436.50 


2,152.24 


2,324.60 


3,065.38 


1,407.24 


3,035.11 


761.26 


3,411.90 


698.86 


3,012.56 


49.59 


4,852.74 






3,125.46 






4,811.31 


1,000.94 


3,462.61 


1,089.94 


11,843.95 


7.50 







),841.72 



$41,026.69 
31,745.90 
31,952.00 
37,748.51 
11,765.99 
32,607.03 
32,413.69 
28,225.12 
33,963.52 
38,613.89 
30,072.39 
33,270.22 
28,631.85 
24,286.84 
38,165.63 
21,414.94 
28,926.26 
16,213.22 
31,963.20 
19,000.96 
32,870.70 
31,453.54 
36,198.26 
23,792.62 
32,334.62 
28,898.67 
36,565.81 
38,493.32 
67,104.85 
10,367.01 



$930,087.25 



* Branch Library closed October 30, 1957. 

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



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND 
RESEARCH SERVICES, 1957 

EVENING AND 
BEGIILiA.R PART-TIME HOLIDAY atXNDAY TOTAL 

UNIT SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE 



Executive Staff $24, 874 . 84 

Book Selection Department 7,996 . 50 

Book Stack Service 92,745.36 
Cataloging and Classification 

Department 80,545.65 

Fine Arts Department 38,641.67 

General Reference Department 24,291 . 13 

History Department 2 1 , 573 . 99 

Music Department 14,901.45 
Periodical and Newspaper 

Department 32,400.82 
Print Department 19,227 . 16 
Rare Book Department 40,166. 10 
Science and Technology De- 
partment 34,393.34 
Statistical Department 23,064.48 
Teachers Department 18,237 . 57 
Kirstein Business Branch 57,214.87 



Total Expenditures for 
Division of Reference 
and Research Serv- 



$1,716.54 

52.25 

20,313.01 

7,447.13 
3,959.41 
2,366.18 



1,960.96 

5,380.39 

2,137.43 

4,435.60 

1,769.13 

1,026.92 

921.66 



$77.94 $448.53 



27.00 

67.84 

36.00 

2.68 



12.00 

6.00 

25.06 


17.89 





733.87 5,077.36 



1,422.76 

878.97 
395.98 
488.67 

1,775.15 

926.35 

862.53 
514.16 
499.59 



$27,117.85 

8,048.75 

118,869.60 

87,992.78 
44,050.84 
27,604.12 
22,005.97 
17,353.76 

39,568.36 
19,227.16 
43,235.88 

39,716.53 
25,347.77 
19,781.97 
58,136.53 



$530,274.93 $53,486.61 $1,006.28 $13,290.05 $598,057.87 



EXPENDITURES FOR PERSONNEL IN DIVISION OF BUSINESS 
OPERATIONS, 1957 



Business Office 

Shipping and Receiving 
Section 

Stock and Supplies Section 
Accounting Department 
Binding Department 
Book Preparation Department 
Book Purchasing Department 
Buildings Department 

Mechanical Service 

Cleaning Service 

Total Expenditures for 
Division of Business 
Operations 



REGULAR 
SERVICE 

$40,555.64 

8,124.15 

6,088.10 

28,990.81 

100,118.14 

53,012.13 

59,752.56 

182,331.74 
40,065.28 



PART-TIME 
SERVICE 



$16.16 



191.94 

901.58 
367.38 



janitorial and 
cleaning: 

EVENING, 
HOLIDAY AND 
SUNDAY 
SERVICE 



$31,033.83 
10,601.79 



EVENING, 

HOLIDAY, 

AND 

SUNDAY 

SERVICE 



2,068.98 

1,229.99 

431.90 

1,761.02 



TOTAL 
SERVICE 



$79.26 $40,634.90 



10,209.29 
7,318.09 
29,422.71 
100,118.14 
54,965.09 
60,654.14 

213,732.95 
50,667.07 



$519,038.55 $1,477.06 $41,635.62 $5,571.15 $567,722.38 



EXPENDITURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES, 1957 



Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 

Total Expenditures 
Services 



$792.00 
30.00 



for INIiscellaneous 



$822.00 



[9i 



RECAPITULATION, 1957 



Regular Service 
Full-time Members of the Staff 

Extra Service: 
Part-time Service 
Evening and Holiday Service 
Janitorial and Cleaning Service : 

By the Hour 

Evening and Holiday Service 

Sunday Service 
Sunday Service 

Miscellaneous Services 
Storytelling 
Stereopticon Operator 



Total Expenditures for all Personnel 



$206,925.45 
8,342.48 

7,344.86 
44,659.66 
16,472.82 
19,414.37 



$792.00 
30.00 



$2,295,255.53 



303,159.64 



822.00 
$2,599,237.17 



10] 



III 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR BOOKS 

City Appropriations fob the Purchase of Books and 

Other Library Materials, 1930 - 1957 

1930 $160,000 

1931 175,000 

1932 160,000 

1933 75,000 

1934 100,000 

1935 100,000 

1936 55,000 

1937 75,000 

1938 73,875 

1939 55,000 

1940 57,500 

1941 75,000 

1942 88,000 

1943 75,000 

1944 80,000 

1945 85,000 

1946 90,000 

1947 125,000 

1948 125,000 

1949 125,000 

1950 150,000 

1951 230,000 

1952 217,500 

1953 277,500 

1954 262,875 

1955 325,000 

1956 314,000 

1957 291,942 



Total Expenditures for Books and Other Library Materials, 

1930 - 1957 



TEAR 


FBOM 
CITY FUNDS 


FBOM INCOME 
OF TRUST FUNDS 


TOTAL 


1930 


$159,999.97 


$22,466.21 


$182,466.18 


1935 


99,233.95 


22,264.83 


121,498.78 


1940 


57,499.94 


124,618.89 


182,118.83 


1945 


81,701.74 


41,370.31 


123,072.05 


1950 


147,498.16 


60,530.37 


208,028.53 


1953 


260,138.54 


47,863.82 


308,002.36 


1954 


259,372.41 


60,872.61 


320,245.02 


1955 


316,029.82 


45,519.55 


361,549.37 


1956 


310,997.64 


58,988.16 


369,985.80 


1957 


320,474.61 


61,894.25 


382,368.86 



11] 



Expenditures for Books 



1935 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 



Total 



1940 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1945 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1950 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1953 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1954 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1955 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 



Total 



1956 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



1957 



From City Funds 
From Trust Funds 

Total 



AND Other Library Materials 


BY Divisions, 


1935 - 1957 






DIVISION OF 


DIVISION OF 




HOME READING 


REFERENCE AND 


ENTIRE 


AND COMMUNITY 


RESEARCH 


LIBRARY 


BEHVICE8 


SERVICES 


SYSTEM 


$72,440.78 
1,335.89 


.$26,793.17 
20,928.94 


$99,233.95 
22,264.83 


$73,776.67 


$47,722.11 


$121,498.78 


$56,100.44 
9,305.14 


$1,399.50 
115,313.75 

$116,713.25 


$57,499.94 
124,618.89 


$65,405.58 


$182,118.83 


$78,211.92 
1,553.76 


$3,489.82 
39,816.55 

.$43,306.37 


$81,701.74 
41,370.31 


$79,765.68 


$123,072.05 


$140,501.56 
724.25 


$6,996.60 
59,806.12 

$66,802.72 


$147,498.16 
60,530.37 


$141,225.81 


$208,028.53 


$186,795.45 
1,615.11 


$73,343.09 
46,248.71 

$119,591.80 


$260,138.54 
47,863.82 


$188,410.56 


$308,002.36 


$190,767.93 
1,039.64 


$68,604.48 
59,832.97 

$128,437.45 


$259,372.41 
60,872.61 


$191,807.57 


$320,245.02 


$247,919.39 
917.01 


$68,110.43 
44,602.54 

$112,712.97 


$316,029.82 
45,519.55 


$248,836.40 


$361,549.37 


$245,022.98 
758.12 


$65,974.66 
58,230.04 

$124,204.70 


$310,997.64 
58,988.16 


$245,781 . 10 


$369,985.80 


$250,823.03' 
1,880.37 


$69,651.58 
60,013.88 


$320,474.61 
61,894.25 


$252,703.40 


$129,665.46 


.$382,368.86 



12] 



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

1930 - 1957 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 
1957 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




TOTAL 


FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 


PERCENTAGES 


EXPENDITURES 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


$1,132,520.06 


$159,999.97 


14.12% 


1,139,114.88 


99,233.95 


8.11% 


1,232,633.01 


57,499.94 


4.66% 


1,309,615.79 


81,701.74 


6.24% 


2,573,781.32 


147,498.16 


5.73% 


3,287,998.43 


260,138.54 


7.87% 


3,246,066.55 


259,372.41 


7.99% 


3,177,122.03 


316,029.82 


9.94% 


3,308,088.67 


310,997.46 


9.36% 


3,323,135.14 


320,474.61 


9.93% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Books and Other Library 

Materials in Relation to Total Annual Expenditures, 

1930 - 1957 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 


FOR BOOKS AND OTHER 






FROM CIIY FUNDS 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


PERCENTAGES 




AND TRUST FUNDS 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


OF EXPENDITURES 


YEAR 




AND TRUST FUNDS 


FOR BOOKS 


1930 


$1,155,316.27 


$182,466.18 


15.79% 


1935 


1,163,611.38 


121,498.78 


10.44% 


1940 


1,361,036.70 


182,118.83 


13.38% 


1945 


1,352,311.20 


123,072.05 


8.85% 


1950 


2,634,311.69 


208,028.53 


7.90% 


1953 


3,335,862.25 


308,002.36 


9.23% 


1954 


3,306,939.16 


320,245.02 


9.69% 


1955 


3,227,581.32 


361,549.37 


11.20% 


1956 


3,368,649.37 


369,985.80 


10.96% 


1957 


3,388,557.59 


382,368.86 


11.28% 



Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1957 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 
FOR SALARIES 




TOTAL EXPENDITURES 










AND WAGES 




FOR BOOKS 








TEAR 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


% 


FROM CITY FUNDS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$809,530.41 


84% 


$159,999.97 


16% 


$969,530.38 


100% 


1935 


912,339.26 


90% 


99,233.95 


10% 


1,011,573.21 


100% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


95% 


57,499.94 


5% 


1,103,235.34 


100% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


93% 


81,701.74 


7% 


1,146,045.46 


100% 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


93% 


147,498.16 


7% 


2,257,269.50 


100% 


1953 


2,607,323.94 


91% 


260,138.54 


9% 


2,867,462.48 


100% 


1954 


2,656,821 . 65 


91% 


259,372.41 


9% 


2,916,194.00 


100% 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


89% 


316,029.82 


11% 


2,826,341.97 


100% 


1956 


2,578,693.84 


89% 


310,997.46 


11% 


2,889,691.30 


100% 


1957 


2,599,237.17 


89% 


320,474.61 


11% 


2,919,711.78 


100% 



[13] 

Percentages of Annual Expenditures for Salaries and Books and Other 

Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1957 



1930 
1935 
1940 
1945 
1950 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 
1957 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR SALARIES 

AND WAGES 

FROM CITY FUNDS 

AND TRUST FUNDS 



,710.41 
913,941.93 
1,047,805.40 
1,064,825.37 
2,109,871.34 
2,607,573.94 
2,659,033.52 
2,512,520.05 
2,578,693.84 
2,599,237.17 



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



TOTAL EXPENDITURES 

FOR BOOKS 

FROM CITY FUNDS 

AND TRUST FUNDS 

$182,466.18 
121,498.78 
182,118.83 
123,072.05 
208,028.53 
308,002.36 
320,245.02 
361,549.37 
369,985.80 
382,368.86 



% 

18% 
12% 
15% 
10% 
9% 
11% 
11% 
13% 
13% 
13% 



J, 176. 59 
1,035,440.71 
1,229,924.23 
1,187,897.42 
2,317,899.87 
2,915,576.30 
2,979,278.54 
2,874,069.42 
2,948,679.64 
2,981,606.03 



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



Percentages of Amounts Requested from City for Salaries and for Books 

AND Other Library Materials in Relation to Each Other, 

1930 - 1957 





REQUESTED 




REQUESTED 
FOE BOOKS 










FOR SALARIES 




AND OTHER 








YEAR 


AND WAGES 


% 


LIBRARY MATERIALS 


% 


TOTAL 


% 


1930 


$812,000.00 


84% 


$150,000.00 


16% 


$962,000.00 


100% 


1935 


937,187.75 


86% 


150,000.00 


14% 


1,087,187.75 


100% 


1940 


1,096,830.57 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1,246,830.57 


100% 


1945 


1,065,000.00 


88% 


150,000.00 


12% 


1,215,000.00 


100% 


1950 


2,110,000.00 


93% 


150,000.00 


7% 


2,260,000.00 


100% 


1953 


2,604,925.93 


87% 


395,000.00 


13% 


2,999,925.93 


100% 


1954 


2,617,700.00 


87% 


402,500.00 


13% 


3,020,200.00 


100% 


1955 


2,618,000.00 


88% 


350,100.00 


12% 


2,968,100.00 


100% 


1956 


2,670,034.00 


86% 


426,000.00 


14% 


3,096,034.00 


100% 


1957 


2,836,450.00 


87% 


405,000.00 


13% 


3,241,450.00 


100% 



14) 



IV 



PERSONNEL 

Cost and Number op Total Personnel, 1929 -1957 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




TOTAL PERSONNEL 






FOR SALARIES AND 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR ALL 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31ST 


% OF CHANGE 


I'EAR 


PERSONNEL 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$770,367.26 




602 




1930 


809,530.41 


+5.1% 


644 


+ 7.0% 


1935 


912,339.26 


+ 18.3% 


687 


+ 14.1% 


1940 


1,045,735.40 


+35.7% 


632 


+5.0% 


1945 


1,064,343.72 


+ 38.2% 


620 


+2.9% 


1950 


2,109,771.34 


+ 173.8% 


752 


+24.9% 


1953 


2,607,323.94 


+238.3% 


748 


+24.3% 


1954 


2,656,821.65 


+244.8% 


716 


+ 18.9% 


1955 


2,510,312.15 


+225.9% 


742 


+23.3% 


1956 


2,578,693.84 


+234.7% 


712 


+ 18.3% 


1957 


2,599,237.17 


+ 237.3% 


694 


+ 15.3% 



Cost and Number of Regular Service, 1929 - 1957 





TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




TOTAL NUMBER OF 
REGULAR SERVICE 






FOR SALARIES AND 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR REGULAR 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 3l8T 


% 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% 


1935 


799,271.34 


+20.4% 


571 


+20.2% 


1940 


954,292.69 


+43.7% 


543 


+ 14.3% 


1945 


940,227.10 


+41.6% 


516 


+8.6% 


1950 


1,838,560.39 


+176.8% 


584 


+22.2% 


1953 


2,290,464.50 


+244.9% 


647 


+36.2% 


1954 


2,353,575.31 


+254.4% 


579 


+21.9% 


1955 


2,227,715.62 


+235.6% 


593 


+24.8% 


1956 


2,271,782.30 


+242.2% 


571 


+20.2% 


1957 


2,295,255.53 


+245.6% 


566 


+ 19.2% 



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

1929 - 1957 









TOTAL EXTRA SERVICE 










PERSONNEL IN TERMS 










OF EQUIVALENT OF 






TOTAL EXPENDITURES 




FULL-TIME PERSONNEL 






FOR SALARIES AND 




AS OF 






WAGES FOR EXTRA 


% OF CHANGE 


DECEMBER 31ST 


% OF CHANGE 


TEAR 


SERVICE 


FROM 1929 


IN EACH YEAR 


FROM 1929 


1929 


$104,032.28 




127 




1930 


112,214.67 


+ 7.8% 


132 


+3.9% 


1935 


96,330.61 


-7.4% 


116 


-8.6% 


1940 


89,517.71 


-13.9% 


89 


-29.9% 


1945 


120,536.63 


+ 15.8% 


104 


-18.1% 


1950 


271,210.95 


+ 160.6% 


168 


+32.3% 


1953 


316,859.44 


+204.6%, 


101 


-24.5% 


1954 


303,246.34 


+ 191.5% 


137 


+7.9% 


1955 


282,596.63 


+ 171.6% 


149 


+ 17.3% 


1956 


306,911.54 


+ 195.0% 


141 


+ 11.0% 


1957 


303,981 . 64 


+ 192.3% 


128 


+0.8% 



15 



DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY DIVISIONS AND UNITS, 1929-1957 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1956 1957 

General Administrative Offices 14 11 13 22 26 24 21 19 

Division of Business Operations 119 138 127 112 138 132 137 132 

Circulation Division 210 254 257 237 256 

Division of Home Reading and 

Community Services 286 283 287 

Reference Division 132 160 183 143 168 

Division of Reference and Research 

Services 137 130 128 

Total 475 563 580 514 588 579 571 566 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1957 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1956 1957 

E.xecutive Department 11 

Editor's Department 1 

Training Class 2 

Training Office 2 

Director's Office 11 13 6-9 7 75 

E.xhibits Office 3 33 

Information Office 6 6 3 3 2 

Personnel Office 5 7 7 5 5 

Office of Records, Files, Statistics 3 4 4 34 

Total 14 11 13 22 26 24 21 19 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1957 

DIVISION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1956 1957 
Division of Business Operations, 

Executive Staff 5 5 

Business Office - — — 3 6 8 9 9 

Auditor's Department 5 

Auditing Department 5 5 — - — - 

Accounting Department 7 7 7 7 7 

Ordering Department 13 

Book Purchasing Department 17 17 15 18 16 16 16 

Book Preparation Department 9 12 15 13 

Stock Purchasing Department 2 2 2 

Suppl}' Room 4 

Stock and Supplies Section 2 2 2 

Shipping Department 3 3 2 3 

Shipping and Receiving Section 2 3 3 

Bindery Department 31 

Binding Department • 35 34 26 26 24 24 22 

Printing Department^ 6 6 6 6 5 2 

Engineers Department 41 

Buildings Department 45 39 38 45 44 48 48 

Cleaners 23 20 16 13 15 15 13 12 

Total 119 138 127 112 138 132 137 132 

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



[16] 

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1957 

DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1956 1957 

Circulation Division, Executive Staff 8 9 8 14 

Division of Home Reading and 

Community Services, Executive 

Staff 12 13 14 

Audio-Visual Center^ 

Audio-Visual Department 8 6 7 

Branch Department 25 — ■ 

Central Office, Branch Libraries 26 21 

Book Preparation Department^ 5 

Cataloging and Classification De- 
partment 6 8 7 8 6 

Branch Issue Department 10 9 8 8 

Book Selection Department, 

Circulation Division 2 2 3 

Book Selection Department, Divi- 
sion of Home Reading and Com- 
munity Services 5 5 5 

Central Book Stock for Home 
Reading Services i^ 

Branch Issue Section 8 

School Issue Section 7 

Central Charging Records* 22 22 24 

Registration Department* 8 9 —— 

Open Shelf Department 6 7 21 21 20 



Children's Department 8 5 

Young People's Room* . 5 4 4 

School Issue Department^ 8 5 8 5 7 

Branch Libraries: 

Adams Street^ — ■ S 8 8 

Allston 48877777 

Andrew Square' 4 5 5 • 

Boylstons 4 5 7 

Brighton 76777566 

Charlestown 89 9 68878 

City Points 2 4 4 4 5 4 3 

Codman Square 7887 8 777 

Connolly 7 8 7 7 7 

Dorchester 677676 6 7 

East Boston 11 11 10 8 8 8 8 7 



17 



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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 1956 1957 



Egleston Square'" 

Faneuil 

Fellowes Athenaeum'^ 

Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Jeffries Point^^ 

Kirstein'^ ' 

Lower Mills 

Mattapan 

Memorial 

Mount Bowdoin 

Mount Pleasant 

Neponset'* 

North End 

Orient Heights 

Parker Hill 

Phillips Brooks^* 

Roslindale 

Roxbury Crossing'^ 

South Boston" 

South End 

Tyler Street Reading Room'* 

Uphams Corner 

Washington Village 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Bookmobile Service" 

Hospital Library Service-" 

Total 



377G6656 

7 6 7 b 

77767677 
65658656 
3 5 6 6 5 4 

. 3 4 

34444344 
59 10 99888 
9 12 11 8 8 5 4 4 
76667676 
344443 3 3 

3 3 3 3 4 3 3 • 

8 10 10 8 9 7 7 7 
34444333 
38877768 

3 3 3 3 2 

57776777 

4 4 

88745569 
87656555 

4 4 3 

10 9 10 8 8 7 7 7 

— 6 7 5 67 

9999 10 988 

68879888 

10 15 15 

— 2 23 

210 254 257 237 256 286 283 287 



Note: Cleaners and Junior Building Custodians assigned to Branch Libraries are included. 
' Opened as Audio-Visual Center January 2, 1952; became .\udio-Visual Department April 1, 1953. 
2 Transferred to Division of Business Operations February 13, 1946. 

' Branch Issue Department and School Issue Department brought together under one head as of January 2, 
1957. Now Central Book Stock for Home Reading Services — Branch Issue Section and School Issue Section. 

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

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

« Branch Library opened August 29, 1951. 

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

• Name changed to Monsignor Arthur Theodore Connolly Branch Library December 12, 1940. 
» Branch Library closed October 30, 1957. 

10 Branch Library opened July 8, 1953. 

" Branch Library closed March 15, 1949. 

" Branch Library closed June 29, 1956. 

" Branch Library closed July 1, 1940. 

" Branch Library closed December 31, 1956. 

15 Branch Library closed August 31, 1956. 

]• Branch Library closed July 1, 1938. 

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

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

Room June 29, 1956. 
i» Bookmobile Service began: I — February 20, 1950; II — February 20, 1952; III — May 28, 1956. 
20 Service began June 4, 1953. 



18 



DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR SERVICE, 1929-1957 
DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES 

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

1929 1934 1939 1944 1949 1954 

Reference Division, Executive Staff — 6 11 3 6 

Division of Reference and Re- 
search Services, Executive Staff — • 5 4 5 

Book Selection Department 2 - — - 

Book Selection Department, 

Reference Division 2 2 2 

Book Selection Department, Divi- 
sion of Reference and Research 

Services 2 12 

Catalog Department 19 — 

Shelf Department 15 • 

Cataloging and Classification 

Department 33 31 27 27 24 22 19 

Registration Department' 8 9 10 

Issue Department 36 40 46 - — 

Book Stack Service 38 46 30 27 28 

Information Department- 5 6 9 - — 

Open Shelf Department' — — — - 

Bates Hall Reference, Periodicals 25 

Genealogical Department 1 

Bates Hall Reference Desk 5 8 ' — 

Bates Hall Centre Desk 7 4 ' 

Main Reading Room 

General Reference Department 10 12 ' 7 6 7 

Newspaper Department 2 _ 

Periodical Department 5 - — • 

Periodical and Newspaper 

Department 10 8 9 8 87 

Special Libraries Department 19 — 

Fine Arts, Rare Book, and ' 

Technology Departments — • 

Technology, Fine Arts, and ]SIusic 

Departments 10 

Fine Arts Department [8] [9] 10 9 10 9 9 9 
Music Department [4] [3] 5 4 4 3 4 4 
Science and Technology Depart- 
ment / [4] [41 10 - 8 9 9 9 8 

Patent Department 3 

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

Print Department 3 4 4 3 4 

Teachers Department 1^3 3 4 4 44 

Statistical Department 55445555 

History Department 2 5 5 5 5 

Kirstein Business Branch 11 12 14 16 14 15 15 

Total 132 160 183 143 168 137 130 128 

Note: Cleaners assigned to Kirstein Business Branch are included. 

1 Transferred to Circulation Division March 1, 1940. 

' Transferred to General Admini8trati%'e Offices July 1, 1940. 

« Transferred to Circulation Division July 1, 1940. 



[19] 

DISTRIBUTION OF FULL-TIME PERSONNEL BY CATEGORIES, 
DECEMBER 31, 1957 

Library Workers 

General Officers 19 

Bookmobile Librarian 1 

Branch Librarian 26 

Chief 21 

Curator 1 

Readers Advisor 2 

Assistant-in-Charge 4 

Administrative Assistant 3 

Adults Librarian 17 

Book Preparation Librarian 1 

Book Purchasing Librarian 1 

Cataloger and Classifier 2 

Children's Librarian 23 

Extension Librarian 1 

Hospital Librarian 1 

Reference Librarian 8 

Young Adults Librarian 4 

Assistant, 5th Step 2 

Adults Assistant 9 

Book Preparation Assistant 1 

Cataloger 2 

Children's Assistant 1 

Executive Assistant 2 

Reference Assistant 3 

Assistant, 4th Step I 

Assistant (Professional Library Service) 88 

Probationary Assistant 56 

Probationary Assistant (Mihtary Substitute) 1 

Probationary Assistant (Temporary) 5 

Assistant (Sub-Professional Library Service) 74 

Unclassified Assistant 64 

Unclassified Assistant (Military Substitute) 2 

Unclassified Assistant (Temporary) 3 

Total 449* 

* This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent on Military Leave 
on December 31, 1957, and for whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



22 



[20] 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 

Principal Accountant 1 

Senior Accountant 1 

Senior Clerk and Typist 2 

Clerk and Typist (Temporary) 2 

Statistical Machine Operator 1 

Principal Clerk 2 

Clerk 2 

Clerk (Temporary) 1 

Chief of Bindery 1 

Bindery Foreman 1 

Bindery Finisher 1 

Bindery Forwarder 7 

Apprentice Bookbinder 2 

Working Forelady of Bindery Sewers 1 

Bindery Sewers 9 

Superintendent of Library Buildings 1 

Senior Clerk and Typist 1 

Fire Prevention Inspector 1 

Senior Building Custodian 17 

Junior Building Custodian 16 

Junior Building Custodian (Temporary) 4 

Watchman 3 

Library Housekeeper 1 

Assistant Library Housekeeper 1 

Cleaner 21 

Head Electrician 1 

Electrician (Temporary) 1 

Electrician's Helper 2 

Working Foreman Carpenter 1 

Carpenter 3 

Working Foreman Painter 1 

Painter 2 

Third-Class Stationary Engineer 2 

Machinist's Helper 1 

Mason 1 

Elevator Operator 2 

Library Workers 449 

Clerical and Mechanical Workers 117 

Total 566* 

* This figure does not include those members of the staff who were absent on Military Leave 
on December 31, 1957, and for whom there were no Military Substitutes. 



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[21] 

PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE BIBLIOTHECAL SERVICE 

The Sub-Professional Library Service 
(Scale established on October 1, 1951) 
The Non-Technical Library Service 
Extra Assistant (by the hour only) 

High school student 75 cents per horn- 
College student (based on length of Boston Public 
Library employment while attending college) 

Ist year of employment 80 cents per hour 

2nd year of employment 85 cents per hour 

3rd and subsequent years of employment . . 90 cents per hour 
Unclassified Assistant (by the hour) 

Rate to be determined individually in each case, as for example: 
95 cents per hour 
$1.05 per hour 
$1.15 per hour 

or at an hourly rate dependent upon the quahfications of the 
individual, and based on the weekly rate paid to an Un- 
classified Assistant employed by the week and to an Assistant 
in the Sub-Professional Library Service or to a Probationary 
Assistant and an Assistant in the Professional Library Service 

(Scale established on September 4, 1957) 

The Non-Technical Library Service 

Unclassified Assistant (by the week) (Steps 1-3) . . . $2660-$2810 

Assistant (Steps 4-10) 2860- 3160 

Assistant (Steps 11-15) 3210-3410 



The Professional Library Service 

(Scale established on September 4, 1957) 

The Technical Library Service 

Probationary Assistant (Steps 1-5) $3260-$3510 

Assistant (Steps 1-3) 3510- 4510 

Adults Assistant (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

Audio-Visual Assistant (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

Book Preparation Assistant (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

Book Purchasing Assistant (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

Book Selection Assistant (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

Cataloger (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

Children's Assistant (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

Classifier (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

Executive Assistant (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

Extension Assistant (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

Hospital Library Assistant (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

Reference Assistant (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

School Library Assistant (Step 4) 4510- 4760 

Young Adults Assistant (Step 4) 4510- 4760 



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Administrative Assistant (Step 5) $4760-$5010 

Adults Librarian (Step 5) 4760- 5010 

Audio- Visual Librarian (Step 5) 4760- 5010 

Book Preparation Librarian (Step 5) 4760- 5010 

Book Purchasing Librarian (Step 5) 4760- 5010 

Book Selection Librarian (Step 5) 4760- 5010 

Cataloger and Classifier (Step 5) 4760- 5010 

Children's Librarian (Step 5) 4760- 5010 

Extension Librarian (Step 5) 4760- 5010 

Hospital Librarian (Step 5) 4760-5010 

Reference Librarian (Step 5) 4760- 5010 

School Librarian (Step 5) 4760- 5010 

Young Adults Librarian (Step 5) 4760- 5010 

The SpeciaUst Service 

Curator $51 10-85610 

Readers Advisor 5110- 5610 

Specialist activities 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 

The Administrative Service 

Chief of Department $5110-$5610 

Branch Librarian 5110- 5610 

Bookmobile Librarian 5110- 5610 

Other Officers 

Rate of remuneration to be determined for each case individually. 



23 



PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SCHEDULES 
FOR THE CLERICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES 

(Scale established on September 4, 1957) 



The Clerical Service 

Principal Accountant 

Senior Accountant 
Accountant 

Clerk .... 
Clerk and Typist 
Statistical Machine Operat 
Senior Clerk and Typist 
Principal Clerk . 



$98.75-$122.50 

88.25- 108.25 
77.75- 95.25 



52.75- 
55.25- 
55.25- 
(55.25- 
70.25- 



65.25 

67.75 
67.75 
77.75 
84.75 



The Mechanical Service 

Carpenter, Working Foreman . 
Carpenter 

Electrician, Head 

Electrician 

Electrician's Helper . 

Painter, Working Foreman 
Painter 

Engineer, Third-Class Stationary 

Plumber 

Machinist's Helper . 

Mason 

Fire Prevention Inspector 

*Senior Building Custodian 
*Junior Building Custodian 

* Watchman 

Elevator Operator 

Library Housekeeper 
Assistant Library Housekeeper 
Cleaner 



Ho . 25- 
72.75- 

75.25- 
72.75- 

62.75- 

75 . 25- 
72.75- 

72.75- 

72.75- 
62.75- 

72.75- 

70.25- 

67.75- 
62.75- 

62.75- 

62.75- 

52.75- 
50.25- 
47.75- 



91.75 
88.25 

91.75 
88.25 
75.25 

91.75 

88.25 

88.25 
88.25 
75.25 

88.25 

84.75 

81.25 
75.25 

75.25 

75.25 

65.25 
62.75 
60.25 



The Mechanical Service — Binding 

Chief of Bindery $5700- $6200 

Bindery Foreman 104.18 

Bindery Finisher 100.12 

Bindery Forwarder 100.12 

Apprentice Bookbinder 50.06-100.12 

Bindery Sewer, Working Forelady 64.12 

Bindery Sewer 56.62 

Apprentice Bindery Sewer 41.25- 56.62 

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



[24] 

TRAINING COURSES, 1952-1957 

1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 



Individuals taking courses 


109 


121 


101 


103 


57 


Total enrollment in all courses 


138 


187 


116 


120 


83 


Passing grades 


94 


141 


73 


76 


59 


Withdrawals 


29 


28 


23 


20 


19 


Cases of incompleted work 








2 


7 





Failures 


15 


18 


18 


17 


5 


Percentage of courses passed 


68% 


75% 


63% 


63% 


71% 



25 



ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS, 1957 



EXAMINATION 

Sub-Professional Library 
Service 
General Paper 

Professional Library 
Service 
General Paper 
French Paper 
German Paper 
Italian Paper 
Spanish Paper 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 



35 ( 61%) 

29 ( 63%) 

11 ( 92%) 

2 ( 67%) 

4 ( 67%) 



INDrVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 



319(62%) 199(38%) 518(100%) 



22 (39%) 

17 ( 37%) 

K 8%) 

1 ( 33%) 

2 ( 33%) 



57 (100%) 

46(100%) 

12 (100%) 

3(100%) 

6 (100%) 



26 



QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS, 1957 
The Pkofessional Library Service 



EXAMINATION 



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

Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — Branch 

Libraries (Q) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 

2 ( 50%) 

3 (100%) 

4 ( 67%) 

4 ( 57%) 
1 ( 25%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
■WHO FAILED 

2 ( 50%) 
0( 0%) 

2 ( 33%) 

3 ( 43%) 
3 ( 75%) 



4 (100%,) 

3 (100%) 

6 (100%) 

7 (100%) 

4 (100%) 



The Sub-Professional Library Service 



EXAMINATION 



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

Sources (Q) 
Filing and the Organization of 

Files (Q) 
Registration and Chargmg 

Procedures (Q) 
Boston Public Library — Central 

Library (Q) 
Boston Public Library — Branch 

Libraries (Q) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO PASSED 

2 ( 67%) 

7 ( 88%>) 

9 ( 90%) 

10 (100%) 



1 (100%) 
1 ( 25%) 
10 ( 91%) 
5 ( 63%) 
3 ( 75%) 



INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 

1 ( 33%) 

1 ( 12%) 

1 ( 10%) 

0( 0%) 



0( 0%) 

3 ( 75%) 
K 9%) 
3 ( 37%) 
1 ( 25%) 



TOTAL 



3 (100%) 

8 (100%) 

10(100%,) 

10 (100%) 



1 (100%) 
4 (100%) 
11 (100%) 
8 (100%) 
4 (100%) 



27 



PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS, 1957 



EXAMINATION 



Advanced Languages — French (II) 
Audio-Visual Materials — Application 

and Techniques of Use (V) 
Boston Public Library — History (III) 
Literature for Adults (IV) 
Literature — General Field (III) 
Literature for Children (IV) 
Music — General Field (III) 
Music — Special Field (IV) 
Music — Special Field (V) 
National and Trade Bibliography (III) 
Public Library as an Institution (I) 
Publishing (IV) 
Science and Technology — General 

Field (III) 
Science and Technology — Special 

Field (V) 
Social Sciences and History — General 

Field (II) 
Work with Adults (V) 
Work with Children (V) 



INDIVIDT7AL9 
WHO PASSED 


INDIVIDUALS 
WHO FAILED 


TOTAL 


2 (lOO^c) 


0( 0%) 


2 (100%) 


1 (100%) 


0( 0%) 
0( 0%) 


1 (100%) 


1 (100%) 


1 (100%) 


1 (100%) 


0( 0%) 


1 (100%) 


1 (100%) 


0( 0%) 


1 (100%) 


3 (100%) 


0( 0%) 


3 (100%) 


1 (100%) 


0( 0%) 


1 (100%) 


0( 0%) 


1 (100%) 


1 (100%) 


1 (100%) 


(100%) 


1 (100%) 


1 ( 50%) 


1 ( 50%) 


2 (100%) 


2 ( 29%) 


5 ( 71%) 


7 (100%) 


1 (100%) 


0( 0%) 


1 (100%) 


0( 0%) 


2 (100%) 


2 (100%) 


1 (100%) 


0( 0%) 


1 (100%) 


2 ( 67%) 


1 ( 33%) 


3 (100%) 


0( 0%) 


1 (100%) 


1 (100%) 


3 (100%) 


0( 0%) 


3 (100%) 



28 



APPOINTMENTS TO TITULAR POSITIONS, 1957 



Bradford M. Hill 
Marjorie G. Bouquet 
Mildred C. O'Connor 

B. Joseph O'Neil 

Pauline Winnick 

Russell A. ScuUj^ 

Marj^ D. Farrell 

Mary C. Robbins 

Anne M. Connolly 

John E. Alden 
Louis Rains 
Winifred F. Root 
Dorothy P. Shaw 
Edward X. Casey 
Catherine M. MacDonald 
Louis Polishook 

Genevieve Moloney 
Rosalie A. Lang 
Helen H. Sevagian 

Edward F. Maynard 
Joseph F. Hartin 

Marion C. Kingman 



Supervisor of Reference and Research Serv- 
ices 

Deputy Supervisor of Reference and Re- 
search Services 

Deputy Supervisor of Reference and Re- 
search Services, and Chief of General 
Reference Department 

Deputy Supervisor of Reference and Re- 
search Services, and Chief of Periodical 
and Newspaper Department 

Deputy Supervisor, in Charge of Work with 
Young Adults 

Chief of Book Selection for Reference and Re- 
search Services 

Chief of Cataloging and Classification for 
Reference and Research Services 

Assistant to the Division Head in the Divi- 
sion of Business Operations 

Assistant-in-Charge 

Cataloger and Classifier 
Reference Librarian 
Reference Librarian 
Reference Librarian 
Administrative Assistant 
Administrative Assistant 
Administrative Assistant 

Adults Assistant 
Reference Assistant 
Executive Assistant 

Head Electrician 
Principal Clerk 

Branch Librarian, Emeritus 



RETIREMENTS FROM THE LIBRARY, 1957 



Dorothy B. Clark 
Alfred E. Fairbairn 

Charles L. Higgins 
Eamon E. McDonough 
William A. Carey 
John G. Priess 
Marion M. Burton 
Grace M. Caution 
Leo H. Overlan 
Marion C. Kingman 
Elizabeth Tanck 
James P. Gannon 
George W. Gallagher 



After 12 years of service 
After 12 years of service 
After 19 years of service 
After 20 years of service 
After 24 years of service 
After 25 years of service 
After 29 years of service 
After 31 years of service 
After 31 years of service 
After 35 years of service 
After 43 years of service 
After 46 years of service 
After 54 years of service 



29 



V 
BOOK STOCK 

TOTAL NUMBER OF VOLUMES IN THE LIBRARY A3 OF 
DECEMBER 31, 1957 

Division of Reference axd Research Services 

Central Library 1,349,781 

Kirstein Business Branch 43,531 



1,393,312 1,393,312 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Open Shelf Department 52,491 

Central Book Stock: 

Branch Issue Section 61,329 

School Issue Section 46,146 

Branch Libraries 

Adams Street 23,323 

AUston 21,772 

Brighton 19,153 

Charlestown 18,267 

Codman Square 21,739 

Connolly 18,757 

Dorchester 16,841 

East Boston 16,039 

Egleston Square 23,523 

Faneuil 20,278 

Hvde Park 20,322 

Jamaica Plain 20,147 

Lower Mills 13,733 

Mattapan 23,755 

Memorial 16,232 

Mt. Bowdoin 16,641 

Mt. Pleasant 12,490 

North End 15,170 

Orient Heights 10,149 

Parker Hill 18,877 

Roslindale 23,238 

*South Boston 18,827 

South End 16,778 

Uphams Corner 20,488 

Washington Milage 15,829 

West End 24,267 

WestRoxburv 25,381 

Bookmobile I 16,448 

Bookmobile II 16,628 

Bookmobile III 13,037 

Hospital Library Service .... 5,875 

Total for Branch Libraries . . . 564,004 564,004 

Total for Division 723,970 723,970 



Total for Entire Library 2,117,282 

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



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BOOK STOCK 



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



1852-53 

1853-54 

1854-55 

1855-56 

1856-57 

1857-58 

1858-59 

1859-60 

1860-61 

1861-62 

1862-63 

1863-64 

1864-65 

1865-66 

1866-67 

1867-68 

1868-69 

1869-70 

1870-71 

1871-72 

1872-73 

1873-74 

1874-75 

1875-76 

1876-77 

1877-78 

1878-79 

1879-80 

1880-81 

1881-82 

1882-83 

1883-84 

1884-85 

1885 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896-97 

1897-98 

1898-99 

1899-1900 

1900-01 

1901-02 

1902-03 

1903-04 

1904^05 



9,688 


1905-06 


16,221 


1906-07 


22,617 


1907-08 


28,080 


1908-09 


34,896 


1909-10 


70,851 


1910-11 


78,043 


1911-12 


85,031 


1912-13 


97,386 


1913-14 


105,034 


1914-15 


110,563 


1915-16 


116,934 


1916-17 


123,016 


1917-18 


130,678 


1918-19 


136,080 


1919-20 


144,092 


1920-21 


152,796 


1921-22 


160,573 


1922-23 


179,250 


1923-24 


192,958 


1924-25 


209,456 


1925 


260,550 


1926 


276,918 


1927 


297,873 


1928 


321,010 


1929 


345,734 


1930 


360,963 


1931 


377,225 


1932 


390,982 


1933 


404,221 


1934 


422,116 


1935 


438,594 


1936 


453,947 


1937 


460,993 


1938 


479,421 


1939 


492,956 


1940 


505,872 


1941 


520,508 


1942 


536,027 


1943 


556,283 


1944 


576,237 


1945 


597,152 


1946 


610,375 


1947 


628,297 


1948 


663,763 


1949 


698,888 


1950 


716,050 


1951 


746,383 


1952 


781,377 


1953 


812,264 


1954 


835,904 


1955 


848,884 


1956 


871,050 


1957 



878,933 
903,349 
922,348 
941,024 
961,522 
987,268 
1,006,717 
1,049,011 
1,067,103 
1,098,702 
1,121,747 
1,139,682 
1,157,326 
1,173,695 
1,197,498 
1,224,510 
1,258,211 
1,284,094 
1,308,041 
1,333,264 
1,363,515 
1,388,439 
1,418,489 
1,442,802 
1,475,743 
1,526,951 
1,572,802 
1,631,422 
1,654,017 
1,673,609 
1,682,848 
1,693,335 
1,700,681 
1,693,688 
1,704,729 
1,714,923 
1,720,605 
1,734,516 
1,732,395 
*1,719,983 
1,733,000 
1,757,095 
1,770,414 
1,811,806 
1,832,173 
1,870,428 
1,924,640 
1,960,922 
2,011,358 
2,056,722 
2,085,660 
2,105,452 
2,117,282 



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



[31] 

ACCESSIONS, 1957 

The following statistics include materials received in 1957; they do 
not include materials received in earlier years, but processed only in 
1957. 

Classification of Accessions, 1957 

SOURCE NO. OF VOLUMES 

By purchase 111,646 

By gift and exchange 39,764 

By binding of newspapers .... 18 

By binding of serials 5,461 



156,889 



Distribution' of Expenditures for the Purchase of Books 
.^ND Other Library Materials, 1957 

Division of Reference and Research Services 



From City Appropriation §59,651 . 58 

From Trust Funds income 60,013.88 



.S12'j.665.46 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation $250,823.03 

From Trust Funds income 1,880.37 252,703.40 

§382,368.86 

Distribution of Books Acquired by Purchase, 1957 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

From City Appropriation 8,272 

From Trust Funds income 4,335 12,607 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

From City Appropriation 98,689 

From Trust Funds income ..... 350 99,039 



111,646 



Increase or Decrease in Book Stock of the Division of Home Reading 
AND Community Services, 1953-1957 











TOTAL NUMBER 










OF VOLUMES 




NUMBER OF 




NET INCREASE 


DIVISION OF HOME 




VOLUMES 


NUMBER OF 


OR DECRE.iSE IN 


READING AND COM- 


YEAR 


DISCARDED 


VOLUMES ADDED 


NUMBER OP VOLUMES 


MUNITY SERVICES 


1953 


56,121 


89,427 


+33,308 


687,790 


1954 


46,013 


74,030 


+28,017 


715,807 


1955 


72,864 


86,125 


+ 13,261 


729,068 


1956 


115,001 


109,532 


-5,469 


723,599 


1957 


107,009 


107,380 


+371 


723,970 



[32] 

A SELECTION OF NOTABLE PURCHASES, 1957 
PRINTED BOOKS 

Fifteenth-Century 

Aesopus, Esopo historiado. Venice, 1497. 

Guillelmus Carthusiensis. Sermones supra orationem dominicam. 
Paris, 1494. 

Jacobus de Voragine. Das duytsche Passional. Cologne, 1485. 

. Legenda aurea. Strassburg, 1483. 

Nider, Johannes. Manuel confessormn. Basel, ca. 1475. 

[Rudimentum novitiorum] La Mer des histoires. Paris, 1488-89. 

Salomon und Marcolphus. Das Buch von Konig Salomon. Strass- 
burg, 1499. 

Stella clericorum. Cologne, ca. 1500. 

Tucher, Hans. Reise in das gelobte Land. Strassburg, 1484. 

Sixteenth-Century and After 

Latin 

Abailard, Pierre. Opera. Paris, 1616. 

Adrichomius, Christiaan. Theatrum terrae sanctae. Cologne, 1590. 
Aneau, Barthelmy. Picta poesis. Lyons, 1564. 
Blackwood, Adam. Adversus Georgii Buchanan! dialogum. Scot- 
land, 1581. 
Castro, Alfonso. Homilae. Salamanca, 1540. 
Crates, Thebanus. Epistole aureis sentenciis referte theologie 

consentanee. Nuremberg, 1501. 
Devotissime meditationes de vita . . . Jesu Christi. Augsburg, 

1520. 
Dungersheim, Hieronymus. Confutatio. Leipzig, 1514. 
Elegia funesta Nepharii sceleris heretici. Paris, ca. 1505. 
Epigrammata antiquae urbis, comp. by Jacobus Mazochius. Rome, 

1521. 
Faerno, Gabriello. Fabulae centum. Rome, 1564. 
Gregorius. Enchiridion. Cracow, 1529. 
Henricus de Vrimaria. Passio domini litteraliter et moraliter 

explanata. Landschut, 1513-15. 
Indagine, Johannes ab. Chyromantia. Antwerp, 1554. 
Innocent III. De officio misse & sacramento altaris. Paris, 1518. 
Johannes de Brugis. Tractatus qui de varietate astronomie . . . 

Antwerp, 1503. 
Leslie, John. De origine moribus, et rebus gestis Scotorum. Romae, 

1578. 
L'Obel, Mathias de. Piantarum seu stirpium icones. Antwerp, 

1581. 



[33] 

Locher, Jacobus. Poemation de Lazare medico. Strassburg, 1512? 
Passionariiim cum officio maioris hebdomadei. Teleti, 1576. 
Pfefferkorn, Johannes. Speculum ad adhortationis Judaice ad 

Christum. Cologne, 1507. 
Scheurl, Christoph. Epistola ... ad Charitatem abbatissam 

Sanctae Clarae . . . Pyrckheymer. Nurnberg, 1515. 
Stoeffler, Johann. Calendarium Romanum magnum. Oppenheim, 

1518. 
Villadiego, Gudissalus de. Tractatus contra hereticam pravitatem. 

Salmantica, 1519. 
Vivaldus, Johannes Ludovicus. Aureum opus de veritate contritionis. 

Saluzzo, 1503. 

German 

Carion, Johan. Practica unnd prognostication . . . Mathematik. 

Strassburg, 1543. 
Franck, Sebastian. Cronica abconterfavung und entwerffung der 

Tlirckey. Augsburg, 1531. 
Geiler von Kaiserberg, Johannes. Postill: oder die fyer Ewangeha. 

Strassburg, 1522. 
Homerus. Odyssea. Augsburg, 1538. 
Lautensack, Heinrich. Des Circkels unnd Richtschents auch der 

Perspectiva. Frankfurt, 1564. 
Ovidius Naso, Publius. Metamorphosis. Mayence, 1551. 
Pollicarius, Johannes. Das Symbolum der zwolfe Aposteln. Wit- 

temberg, 1549. 
Schweitzer, Christoph. Journal und Tage-Buch seiner Ost-Indian- 

ischen Reise. Tubingen, 1688. 

Italian 

Bonaventura, S. Ledeuote meditationi. Firenze, n.d. 

Bordiga, Benedetto. Storia delle piante forastiere. 4 v. Milan, 

1791-94. 
Fabri, Ottavio. L'Uso della squadra mobile. Venice, 1598. 
Opera nuova intitulata de sorte hominum extratta dalla vera astrolo- 

gia. Venice, 1526. 
Ovidius Naso, Publius. Methamorphoseos vulgare. Venice, 1501. 
La rappresentatione di Santo Giorgio. Firenze, 1585. 
La rappresentatione di Sancta Domitilla. Firenze, n.d. 
La rappresentatione di Barlaam et losafat. Firenze, 1588. 
La rappresentatione della Santa Chiara d'Assisi. Siena, n.d. 
La rappresentazione di S. Rossore Martire, Firenze, 1589. 

French 

Belon, Pierre. L'Histoire de la nature des oyseaux. Paris, 1555. 
Blackwood, Adam. Martyre de la royne d'Escosse. Edinburgh, 

1588. 
Chambre, David. Histoire abreg^e de tous les roys de France. 

Paris, 1579. 



[34] 

Corneille, Thomas. Stilicon, tragedie. Paris, 1661. 

Debuz, Jehan. Chanson en forme de complainte. Rouen, ca. 1588. 

Duran, Jean Baptiste Leonard. Voyage au Senegal. 2 v. Paris, 

1802. 
Gessner, Salomon. Mort d'Abel. Paris, 1793. 
Hieronymus, S. La vie des peres tant degipte de sirie que dautre 

pays. Paris, 1520. 
La Fontaine, Jean de. Les amours de Psyche et de Cupidon. 

Paris, 1791. 

Dutch 

Bleyswijck, Direk van. Beschryvinge der stadt Delft. 2 v. Delft, 

1667. 
Claeszoon, Cornelis. Journael ofte een Oest-Indische-reys- 

oeschrijvingh. Amsterdam, 1651. 
Haaremmer, Duinzang. Amsterdam, 1728. 
Heiden, Frans Janssen van der. Vervarelyke schip-breuk van 

t'oost-indisch jacht ter Schelling. Amsterdam, 1675. 
Hill, J. Verhandeling over de oorsprong en aankweeking van 

prolifererende . . . bloemen. Amsterdam, 1810. 
Historic van den man met de bontemuts. Rotterdam, n.d. 
Hulsius, Bartholomew. Den onderganek des Roomschen arents. 

Amsterdam, 1642. 
Neck, Jacob van. Waerachtigh verhael van de schip-vaert op 

Ooest-Indien. Amsterdam, 1648. 
Nidek, Brouerius van. Watergraefs of Diemermeer. Amsterdam, 

n.d. 
Een nieu constich boeck. Rees, 1608. 
Oelen, A. J. van. De seldsaame en noit gehoorde wal-vis-vangst. 

Leiden, 1684. 
Reynaert den vos. Antwerp, 1661. 
Steenis, Hendrik C. Journaal wegens de rampspoedige reys-tocht. 

Amsterdam, ca. 1760. 
Waerachtich verhadl . . . van Marquis Spinola. Antwerp, 1621. 

Miscellaneous 

Bible. Gospels. Arabic-Latin. Rome, 1591. 
Haud en falsk eed . . . Copenhagen, 1605. 

Mentz, August. Billeder af nordens flora. 4 v., Copenhagen, 1917- 
23. 

MODERN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS 

Bible. Paraphrases; illustrated by Marc Chagall. 2 v. Paris, 1956. 

Coster, Charles. Le legende d'Ulenspiegel. Paris, 1868. 

Eluard, Paul. Le dur desir de Durer, avec dessins de Marc Chagall. 

Paris, 1946. 
Flaubert, Gustave. La tentation de Saint Antoine; illus. d'Odilon 

Redon. Paris, 1933. 
George, Stefan. Der Teppich des Lebens; illustrated by M. Lechter. 

Berlin, 1900. 



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Longus. Les pastorales; ou Daphiiis et Chloe. Lithographies de 

P. Bonnard. Paris, 1902. 
Maupassant, Henri. La maison Tellier; illustrations de Degas. 

Paris, 1934. 
Morand, Paul. Ferme la nuit; illustr^e par J. Pascin. Paris, 1925. 
Nietsche, Friedrich. Also sprach Zarathustra. Leipzig, 1908. 
Petronius Arbiter, Titus. Le Satiricon; lithographies de Friesz. 

Parisj 1949. 
Rouault, Georges. Miserere. Paris, 1948. 
Vergilius Maro, Publius. Les Bucoliques de Virgile; lithographies 

de Jacques Villon. Paris, 1953. 
Yamata, K. L'Invitation au voyage; avec 51 dessins de Foujita. 

Paris, 1927. 

MANUSCRIPTS 
Medieval, Complete 

Psalter. Six large historiated initials, many colored marginal draw- 
ings of animals. Flanders, Xlllth centur3^ 

Psalter and Book of Hours. Large colored ornamental initials. 
Germany (?), ca. 1300. 

John of Hoveden. De passione [with other devotional poems and 
prose by St. Bernard, Benedict XII, etc.] Historiated initials 
and illuminated borders. Netherlands, ca. 1440. 

Book of Hours, in Latin and Dutch. Ten full-page miniature, 
fourteen large illuminated initials with full-page borders. 
Holland, ca. 1460-70. 

Book of Hours, in Dutch. With three full-page miniatures, five large 
historiated initials, and over forty illuminated full-borders. 
Holland, ca. 1480. 

Book of Hours, in Dutch. Eight full-page miniatures, numerous 
illuminated initials with borders. Holland, XVth century. 

Medieval, Fragments 

Bibha Pauperum, in Italian. Eight leaves, with pen-and-ink 

drawings, partially colored. Verona, early XVth century. 
Four leaves from Breviary. Two large miniatures of King David, 

attributed to Giovanni Gadio da Cremona. Italy, XVth century. 
Leaf from Antiphonary. Miniature of Presentation in the Temple. 

Bologna, XlVth century. 
Leaf from Antiphonary. Miniature of Resurrection. Italy 

(Bologna?), XlVth century. 
Leaf from Antiphonary. Miniature of the Epiphany. Siena, late 

XlVth century. 
Leaf from Antiphonary. Miniature of the Ascension. Italy, ca. 1400. 
Leaf from Antiphonary. Large miniature of St. Paul on way to 

Damascus. Bologna, ca. 1400. 
Leaf from Antiphonary. Miniature of St. Michael killing the 

dragon. Florence, ca. 1400. 
Leaf from Antiphonary. Miniature of St. Paul. Italy, second 

half XVth century. 



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Leaf from Antiphonaiy. Miniature of Kiss of Judas. Flanders, 

ea. 1500. 
Miniature cut from Antiphonary. Virgin and Child. Italy, Xlllth 

century. 
Miniature cut from Antiphonary. The Visitation. Rhenish 

school, first half XVth century. 
Miniature cut from Antiphonary. Knight on horseback (St. Mar- 
tin?). Ferrara, early XVth century. 
Miniature cut from Antiphonary. Slaughter of the Innocents. 

Lombardy, XVth century. 
Miniature cut from Bible commentary (?) Aaron and Moses, with 

plagues of locusts and frogs. Flemish or Dutch, late XVth 

century. 

Americana 
Vane, Sir Henry. Document signed, January 20, 1645. 
McHenry, James. Seven draft copies of letters to Samuel Chase, 

1796 - 1800. 
. Autograph letter signed, to Rufus King, August 1, 

1800, and four other letters. 
Jackson, Andrew. Autograph letter signed, to Col. R. J. Chester, 

1839. 

Prints 
Barlach, Ernst. 

Four original lithographs: Dogcatcher, Kneeling Woman, The 

Storm, The Victor. 
Chagall, Marc. 

Two original etchings: After the Flood, The Circumcision. 
De Chirico, Giorgio. 

Self-portrait in Costume, original lithograph. 
Dufy, Raoul. 

La Negresse, original etching. 
Kokoschka, Oskar. 

Girl Sitting, original lithograph. 
Marini, Marino. 

(I'ray Horse, original lithograph. 
Marsh, Reginald. 

Six original etchings, engravings, and lithographs: Drillers; 

Eltinge Follies; Flying Concellons; Penn. Sta.; Tatto, Shave, 

Haircut; Wooden Horses. 
Munch, Edward. 

Two original etchings: Portrait of a Girl, Portrait of Knut Hansen. 
Pennell, Joseph. 

Three hundred original etchings and lithographs. 
Severini, Gino. 

Musicians, original lithograph. 
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri. 

Paula Brebion, original lithograph. 
Vlaminck, Maurice. 

Rue de Village, original lithograph. 



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A SELECTION OF NOTABLE GIFTS, 1957 
Books and Other Materials 

American College of Life Underwriters. 

Study guides on fundamentals of life insurance and annuities; 
Business life insurance; Law, trusts and taxation; and. Eco- 
nomics and finance. 

American Jewish Committee. 

The fears men live by. By Selma Hirsh. 24 copies. 
Nine pamphlets on various phases of civil rights. 30 sets. 

American Legion, North End Post No. 53. 

Speech and human relations. By Joseph G. Brin. 

The free man's library. By Henry Hazlitt. 

Music lovers' encyclopedia. Edited by Deems Taylor and 

R. Kerr. 

For the North End Branch Library. 

Appleton, Mrs. Robert. 

A collection of eighty-seven volumes, including many business 
and investment publications. 

Associated Jewish Philanthropies. 

Pioneers in service: the history of the Associated Jewish Phil- 
anthropies of Boston. By Barbara M. Solomon. 4 copies. 

Bellani, Conte Tullio F. 

I libri di viaggio e le guide della raccolta Luigi Vittorio Possati 
Bellani: catalogo descrittivo a cura di Antonio Pescarsoli. In 
three volumes. 

Blanck, Jacob. 

BilDliography of American literature, Volume 2. Autographed 
by the author, Jacob Blanck. 

Bollingen Foundation. 

Twelve volumes in the Bollingen Series published by Pantheon 
Books for the Bollingen Foundation. 

"Boston Daily Globe. " 

The official bound file (incomplete) of The Boston Post, 1831 to 
1956. The Illustrated London News, 1870-1876, and many 
books on art and history from the library of The Boston Post. 

Brown University Library. 

The correspondence of Thomas Holley Chivers, 1838-1858. 
Edited by Emma L. Chase and Lois Ferry Parks. 2 copies. 

Chekov Publishing House. 

A collection of one hundred and sixty-five volumes in Russian, 
published by the Chekov Publishing House of the National 
Board of Young Men's Christian Association. 

Comitato Nazionale per il Monumento a Pinocchio. 

Le avventure di Pinocchio. By Carlo CoUodi. Edizione 
nazionale in occasione delle onoranze a Carlo Lorenzini (Collodi) 
promosse dal Comune di Pescia. For the North End Branch 
Library. 



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Coolidge, T. Jefferson. 

A collection of approximately fifteen hundred volumes, including 

many earl}' printed books, principally in the fields of art, litera- 
ture, and histor^^ 
Cornell University Library. 

The Cornell Wordsworth Collection: a catalogue of books and 

manuscripts presented to the University by Mr. Victor Emanuel. 

Compiled by George Harris Healey. 
First Church of Christ, Scientist. 

Thirteen copies of various works by Mary Baker Eddy. 
Folklore of Ireland Society. 

Seanchas on Oilena Tiar. Tomas O Criomhthain, do 

dheachtaigh; Robin Flower, do sgriobh. Edited by Seamus 

O Duilearga. 
Friedman, Lee M., and the Estate of Lee M. Friedman. 

A collection of seventy-five volumes and pamphlets, mainly 

books on art and business. 
Hoblitzelle, Karl. 

The Esther Thomas Hoblitzelle collection of English silver. 

By Mary L. Kennedy. 
Maravigna, Pietrina. 

Four volumes, including an autographed copy of The Atlantic 

Monthly Jubilee. For the North End Branch Library, 
Polish Arts Club. 

Halka : an opera in four acts. Music by Stanislaw Moniuszko. 
Rotarj' Club of S.vdney. 

The romance of the Australian land industries. By Robert D. 

Watt. 
Rust Craft Publishers. 

The romance of greeting cards. By Ernest D. Chase, 37 

copies. 
Second Church of Christ, Scientist. 

Four volumes by Mary Baker Eddy for the Codman Square 

Branch Library, and two books on the life of Mary Baker Eddy 

for the ]\iattapan Branch Library. 
Speare, E. Ray. 

Interesting happenings in Boston L^niversity's history, 1839 to 

195L By E. Ray Speare. 
Voorhees Walker Smith & Smith. 

Ralph Walker, architect. 

WXHR — FM. 

Man of high fidelity: Edwin Howard Armstrong. By Lawrence 

Lessing. 30 copies. 
Zambrana de Fernandez, Malleen. 

Coleccion "Los Zambrana". Tomos 1-13. Edited by Maleen 

Zambrana de Fernandez. 

Zigrosser, Carl. 

The sayings of Jesus. By Andre Girard. In color serigraphy 
with hand-lettered text and illustrations on each page. For 
the Print Department. 



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Films 

American Heritage Foundation. 

Three motion picture films: Defining democracy — forum 
version; Way of the Navaho; and, Freedom to learn. 

Manuscripts 
Anonymous. 

Six autographs to be added to the Virginia and Richard Ehrlich 
Collection of Autographs: Frederic Chopin, autograph note, 
signed, 1 p.; Immanuel Kant, autograph document, signed, 
1 p.; Thomas Paine, autograph document, signed, 3 p.; John 
Ruskin, autograph letter, signed, 1 p.; John Singer Sargent, 
autograph letter, signed, 3 p.; Winston Churchill, letter signed, 
Ip. 

Microfilms 
"Boston Daily Globe." 

Microfilm of The Boston Globe for 1957. 

Prints and Drawings 
Brooks, Florence. 

Unique collection of drawings, prints, and watercolors of Eliza- 
beth Mackinstry, 
Chaikin, Nathan. 

Thirty-five contemporary European prints in various mediums 

by various artists. 
Friedman, Lee M. 

One hundred and eighty-six prints in various mediums by various 

artists. 
Pins, Jacob. 

Five original woodcuts. 

Recordings 

Anonymous. 

A collection of twelve recordings, both classical and jazz selec- 
tions. 

Woodward, Margaret F. 

A collection of ninety-six recordings, including several albums 
of classical and popular music. 



40: 

VI 



USE OF BOOKS, FILMS, AND RECORDINGS 

COMPARATIVE CIRCULATION STATISTICS, 1953-1957 





1953^ 


1954 


1955 


1956 


1957 


Central Library 


557,438 


558,094 


532,217 


560,312 


576,203 


Kirstein Business Branch 


8,045 


8,284 


9,440 


10,231 


10,718 


Deposit Circulation (Estimated) 


262,543 


281,805 


272,058 


281,152 


321,957 


Branch Libraries, Reading Room, 












Bookmobiles, Hospital 












Library Service: 












Adams Street 


116,059 


119,458 


121,683 


124,737 


138,578 


Allston 


74,260 


78,249 


74,706 


72,871 


77,371 


Brighton 


56,836 


59,807 


55,385 


56,597 


69,396 


Charlestown 


62,688 


64,389 


62,313 


63,124 


63,363 


City Points 


38,146 


36,543 


38,936 


45,872 


47,811 


Codman Square 


128,704 


134,186 


124,977 


134,002 


144,741 


Connolly 


81,903 


81,023 


84,798 


86,752 


86,064 


Dorchester 


63,761 


64,471 


61,572 


62,847 


62,049 


East Boston 


53,962 


53,402 


47,207 


45,598 


48,524 


Egleston Square' 


77,692 


134,603 


124,386 


122,906 


134,802 


Faneuil 


47,537 


51,262 


48,627 


48,011 


54,496 


Hyde Park 


61,817 


72,066 


73,664 


79,727 


92,305 


Jamaica Plain 


68,439 


69,470 


67,668 


72,648 


79,724 


Jeffries Point* 


25,566 


25,104 


25,198 


12,844 


— — - 


Lower Mills 


41,096 


40,527 


40,798 


46,945 


53,436 


Mattapan 


100,202 


109,063 


111,386 


113,573 


125,241 


Memorial 


48,242 


41,480 


41,669 


42,204 


43,493 


Mt. Bowdoin 


76,257 


75,986 


74,627 


72,820 


71,931 


Mt. Pleasant 


35,080 


36,901 


32,456 


35,908 


39,070 


Neponset* 


35,853 


34,729 


32,837 


33,236 




North End 


38,077 


32,963 


34,593 


36,445 


36,931 


Orient Heights 


26,312 


31,159 


28,036 


32,594 


31,692 


Parker Hill 


64,759 


67,330 


62,435 


62,088 


59,101 


Phillips Brooks^ 


21,723 


17,673 


13,961 


8,183 




Roslindale 


136,328 


145,556 


145,283 


153,877 


164,524 


South Boston^ 


61,927 


63,328 


59,623 


59,314 


60,718 


South End 


52,739 


48,888 


42,820 


40,928 


39,100 


Tyler Street Reading Room* 


13,225 


11,880 


9,694 


5,728 




Uphams Corner 


103,130 


94,170 


93,074 


96,573 


100,121 


Washington Village 


76,236 


76,756 


75,734 


81,638 


81,671 


West End 


83,118 


74,397 


69,282 


66,819 


67,517 


West Roxbury 


110,921 


117,893 


126,173 


142,311 


150,144 


Bookmobile P 


127,559 


197,575 


177,714 


191,367 


195,006 


Bookmobile IP 


114,363 


167,996 


185,320 


215,650 


193,587 


Bookmobile IIP" 








44,575 


134,630 


Hospital Library Service'^ 


9,795 
2,334,312 


16,114 
2,546,397 


18,457 


23,574 
2,634,886 


25,319 


Total for Branch Libraries 


2,487,092 


2,772,456 


Total for Entire Library System 


3,162,338 


3,394,580 


3,300,807 


3,486,581 


3.681,334 



' Central charging began September 17, 1953; breakdown by Divisions no longer possible. 

2 Branch Library closed October 30, 1957. 

3 Branch Library opened .July 8, 1953. 
■• Branch Library closed .June 29, 1956. 

' Branch Library closed December 31, 1956. 

« Branch Library closed August 31, 1956. 

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

8 Reading Room closed June 29, 1956. 

» Drivers' strike; Bookmobiles not operated November 20, 1952 — April 4, 1953. 
"o Service began May 28, 1956. 
" Service began ,Iune 4, 1953. 



41 



Distribution of Total Circulation in 1957 







FBOM DEPOSITS TO 
SCHOOLS, INSTITUTIONS, 






HOME USE 


AND ENGINE HOUSES' 


TOTALS 


Central Library 


576,203 




576,203 


Kirstein Business Branch 


10,718 





10,718 


Central Book Stock :2 








Branch Issue Section 




11,889 


11,889 


School Issue Section 




306,404 


306,404 


Branch Libraries 








Adams Street 


138,578 




138,578 


Allston 


77,371 




77,371 


Brighton 


69,396 




69,396 


Charlestown 


63,363 




63,363 


City Point' 


47,811 




47,811 


Codman Square 


144,741 




144,741 


Connolly 


86,064 




86,064 


Dorchester 


62,049 




62,049 


East Boston 


48,524 




48,524 


Egleston Square 


134,802 




134,802 


Faneuil 


54,496 




54,496 


Hyde Park 


92,305 




92,305 


Jamaica Plain 


79,724 




79,724 


Lower Mills 


53,436 




53,436 


Mattapan 


125,241 




125,241 


Memorial 


43,493 




43,493 


Mt. Bowdoin 


71,931 





71,931 


Mt. Pleasant 


39,070 


300 


39,370 


North End 


36,931 




36,931 


Orient Heights 


31,692 




31,692 


Parker Hill 


59,101 




59,101 


Roslindale 


164,524 




164,524 


South Boston* 


60,718 




60,718 


South End 


39,100 




39,100 


Uphams Corner 


100,121 




100,121 


Washington Village 


81,671 




81,671 


West End 


67,517 


3,364 


70,881 


West Roxbury 


150,144 




150,144 


Bookmobile I 


195,006 




195,006 


Bookmobile II 


193,587 




193,587 


Bookmobile III 


134,630 




134,630 


Hospital Library Service 


25,319 




25,319 


Total for Branch 






Libraries 


2,772,456 
3,359,377 


3,664 


2,776,120 


Total for Entire Library 


321,957 


3,681,334 



1 Estimated. 

' Branch Issue Department and School Issue Department brought together under 

one head as of January 2, 1957. Now Central Book Stock for Home Reading 

Services — Branch Issue Section and School Issue Section. 
• Branch Library closed October 30, 1957. 
< Branch Library closed May 20, 1957, on account of fire; reopened in new building 

October 31, 1957. 



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Inter-Library Loans, 1957 

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 . , . 847 

Volumes lent to libraries outside of Massachusetts . . . 450 



1,297 



Summary op Circulation 

Books Lent for Home Use 

Central Library (including Central Library books 

issued through Branch Libraries) .... 576,203 

Kirstein Business Branch 10,718 

Branch Libraries 2,772,456 



3,359,377 



Total Circulation in 1957 

Books Lent for Home Use 

Central Library 576,203 

Kirstein Business Branch 10,718 

Branch Libraries 2,772,456 

Deposits of Books (estimated) 321,957 



3,681,334 



Gains and Losses in Circulation, 1953 — 1957 



1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 
1957 







PERCENTAGE OF 


NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OB 


INCREASE OR 


BOOKS LENT 


DECREASE FROM 


DECREASE FROM 


TO BORROWERS 


PRECEDING YEAR 


PRECEDING YEAR 


3,162,338 


-84,038 


-3% 


3,394,580 


232,242 


+7% 


3,300,807 


-93,773 


-3% 


3,486,581 


185,774 


+6% 


3,681,334 


194,753 


+ 6% 



Missing Books from the Branch Libraries, 1953 — 1957 



1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 
1957 





PRECENTAQE OF 




INCREASE OR 


TOTAL 


DECREASE OVER 


NUMBER 


PRECEDING YEAR 


3,054 


-21% 


3,456 


+ 13% 


4,223 


+22% 


3,160 


-25% 


2,500 


-21% 



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Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 

1953 — 1957 



1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 
1957 





PERCENTAGE OF 


NUMBER OF 


INCREASE OB 


VOLUMES 


DECREASE OVER 


UNRECOVBBABLE 


PRECEDING YEAR 


3,275 


+ 109% 


3,593 


+ 10% 


2,558 


-29% 


2,537 


-8% 


2,680 


+6% 



Books Unrecoverable from Borrowers from Branch Libraries, 
1953 — 1957 



TOTAL NUMBER TOTAL NUMBER 
OP VOLUMES OF VOLUMES 
UNRECOVERABLE BORROWED 



1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 
1957 



3,275 
3,593 
2,558 
2,537 
2,680 



2,337,645 
2,550,947 
2,496,689 
2,638,475 
2,776,120 



PERCENT OF 
VOLUMES BORROWED 
WHICH WERE 
UNRECOVERABLE 



0.140% 
0.141% 
0.102% 
0.096% 
0.097% 



FILMS 

Film Showings 

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

Total 



1,360 
11,322 

12,682 



Film Audiences 
inside and outside boston public library system 

Adult 230,643 

Juvenile 374,436 

Total 605,079 

Film Collection 

Films in collection, January 1, 1957 873 

Films added in 1957 Ill 

Films withdrawn in 1957 12 

Net Gain, 1957 — 99 

Films in collection, January 1, 1958 972 



Hospital Library Service 



PROJECTED BOOKS 

January 1, net lobs 

1957 OR gain 

178 



DECEMBER 31, 
1957 

178 



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Collections 










Januart 1, 


NET LOSS 




DECEMBER 31 




1957 


OR GAIN 




1957 


Audio-Visual 


4,919 


2,370 




7,289 


Adams Street 




211 


18 




229 


Brighton 






26 




26 


Charlestown . 




108 


19 




127 


Connolly 






38 




38 


Dorchester . 






13 




13 


East Boston . 




74 


25 




99 


Egleston Square . 




451 


12 




463 


Hyde Park . 




40 


18 




58 


Jamaica Plain 




347 


27 




374 


Memorial 






29 




29 


North End . 






28 




28 


Parker Hill . 






43 




43 


South Boston 






167 




167 


Uphams Corner . 






39 




39 


Washington Village 






36 




36 


West Roxbury 







34 




34 


Total . . . . 


6,150 


2,942 


9,092 




Circulation 








Audio-Visual 




52,424 




Charlestown . 






26 




Egleston Square . 






455 




Jamaica Plain 






18 




Parker H 


ill . 






30 





Total 



52,953 



[45] 

VII 
THE CATALOGS 

Volumes Cataloged 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Cataloged 

Central Library 15,977 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,599 

Recataloged 

Central Library 1,708 



19,284 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Cataloged 

Open Shelf Department 6,235 

Central Book Stock: 

Branch Issue Section 4,172 

School Issue Section 4,263 

Branch Libraries 91,920 

Miscellaneous 



106,590 



Films Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services . 63 

Recordi.mgs Cataloged 
Division of Home Reading and Community Services . 918 

Card Work 

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Library of Congress cards processed .... 69,555 

Cards processed on dupHcating machine . . . 57,839 

Cards typed 235 



127,629 



Division of Home Reading and Community Services 

Cards processed on duplicating machine . . . 335,406 
Cards typed 86,805 

422,211 

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

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library (including continuations) 14,464 

Kirstein Business Branch 1,599 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years, but 

now found, etc. 518 

16,581 



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Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Open Shelf Department \ 
Central Book Stock: I 

Branch Issue Section > 106,590 

School Issue Section i 
Branch Libraries / 

Books reported lost or missing in previous years but 

now found, etc 790 



107,380 
123,961 



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

Division of Reference and Research Services 

Central Library 4,120 

K^irstein Business Branch 1,002 



5,122 

Division of Home Reading and Communit}' Services 
Open Shelf Department ^ 
Central Book Stock: i 

Branch Issue Section > 107,009 

School Issue Section 1 
Branch Libraries -^ 



112,131 



VIII 
BINDING 

Number of volumes bound in various stj^les .... 18,964 

A'olumes repaired 412 

Volumes guarded 165 

Photographs, plates, maps, and albums mounted _ . . T 6,061 

Library publications folded, wire-stitched, covered, trimmed 90,208 
Portfolios, record album carriers, blocks, boxes, desk pads 

made 3,003 



Leather pouches made 

Blank forms cut, drilled, and packaged 
Covers for periodicals, record albums, etc., made 
Cutting, bundUng, and drilling stock 
Miscellaneous work done 



50 

1,510,400 
4.744 
246 hours 
880 hours 



[47] 

IX 

PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS IN THE 
CENTRAL LIBRARY 



PROGRAMS 
General Lecture Series 

Feb. 10 Concert of Secular and Junior Choir of Temple Sinai, Brookline. 
Liturgical Jewish Evelyn Borofsky-Roskin, Director, 
Music. 



Mar. 29 Salute to Youth Week. 



Milton E. Lord, Director, Boston Public 
Library; and Sidney Rabb, Chairman of 
the Board of Trustees, Stop & Shop, 
Co-Chairmen. 



Dec. 8 Jewish Book Month Fanny Goldstein, Curator of Judaica and 
Program. The Jew in Branch Librarian of the West End 
Literature. Branch Library, Boston Public Library. 



Festivals and Folkways 

Jan, 17 France. Illustrated 
with the color film, 
Paris on the Seine, 



31 Italy. Illustrated with 
the film, Invitation to 
Music. 



Feb. 14 Wales — Scotland. Il- 
lustrated with the 
films, Snowdonia and 
Festival at Edinburgh, 

Feb. 28 Austria. Illustrated 
with the color film, 
Austria. 



Spain. Illustrated with 
the film, Death in the 
Arena. 



William Bottigila, Professor, French Lit- 
erature, Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. Demonstration by Madame 
Simone Riviere, French Instructor, New 
England Conservatory of Music. 



Antonio Giarraputo, Musician and Poet. 
Demonstration by Norma Guist Cleary, 
Soprano and Daniel J. Koury, Ac- 
companist. 

Meredydd Evans, Philosophy Depart- 
ment, Boston University. 



Egon Weiss, Librarian, Coolidge Corner 
Branch, Brookline Public Library. Dem- 
onstration by Mrs, Resi Eppenstein, 
Soprano; Mrs. Gretl Hoffman, Accompa- 
nist; and Master George Lewis, Piano 
selections. 

Ruth Whittredge, Associate Professor, 
Tufts University. Demonstration by 
Caroline Jenkins Williams, and Miriam 
Katz; Susan Goday, Accompanist. 



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Book Festival 



Sept. 15 Challenging Ideas in 
Science : Meet the Sci- 
entists. 



Interviewees: Dr. Robert M. Fano, 
Professor of Electrical Communications, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 
Dr. John C. Sheehan, Professor of Or- 
ganic Chemistry, Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology; Professor Theos J. 
Thompson, Designer and Director of the 
M.I.T. Reactor; and David O. Wood- 
bury, President and General Manager of 
Creative Research, La Canada, Cali- 
fornia. Interviewers : Dr. Avery A. Ash- 
down, Professor Emeritus, Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology, and Robert 
C. Cowen, Natural Science Editor, Chris- 
tian Science Monitor. Moderator: Volta 
W. Torrey, Director of Television, Mas- 
sachusetts Institute of Technology, and 
Editor, Popular Science Monthly. 



Sept. 16 



Challenging Ideas in 
Literature : Conform- 
ity and Innovation in 
Modern Literature. 



Sept. 17 



Challenging Ideas in 
Current Affairs. Panel 
discussion. 



Symposium: Donald Born, Professor of 
English and Humanities, Boston Univer- 
sity College of General Education ; Myron 
S. Kaufman, Author of Remember Me to 
God; and John Leggett, New York 
Editor, Houghton Mifflin Company. In- 
terviewers: Mrs. Geraldine S. Altman, 
Branch Librarian, Jamaica Plain Branch 
of The Boston Public Library; Mrs. H. 
Bernard Fisher, Friends of the Jamaica 
Plain Branch Library; and Bill Read, 
Assistant Professor of English and Hu- 
manities, Boston University. 

Panel Members: Clem D. Johnston, 
Chairman of the Board, United States 
Chamber of Commerce; Francis Lavigne, 
Director, Committee on Education, Mas- 
sachusetts Federation of Labor; Louis W. 
Lyons, Curator of the Nieman Fellow- 
ships, Harvard LTniversity; and Dr. 
Walter Rostow, Professor of Economic 
History, Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. 



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Sept. 18 Challenge of Changing 
Boston. 



Sept. 19 Challenging Ideas in 
Personal Living : Con- 
formity versus Indi- 
viduaUsm. 



Presentation: James E. Lash, National 
Executive Vice President, ACTION. 
Moderator: Daniel J. Ahern, Manager, 
Metropolitan Affairs Department, 
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. 
Discussants: Donald M. Graham, Plan- 
ning Administrator, Boston City Plan- 
ning Board; and Dr. William C. Loring, 
Executive Director, Housing Association 
of Metropolitan Boston. 

Moderator: Dr. Kenneth D. Benne, 
Director, Human Relations Center, Bos- 
ton University. Community Talks Back : 
Alden Eberly, Assistant General Secre- 
tary, Boston Y. M. C. A. Participants: 
Hartford Gunn, Jr., General Manager, 
WGBH, and Director of the Lowell 
Institute Cooperative Broadcasting 
Council; Abram T. Collier, Vice President 
and General Counsel, John Hancock 
Mutual Life Insurance Company; and 
Dr. Karl W. Deutsch, Professor of 
Humanities, Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. 



40 H Plan Your Future 



Oct. 



Really Living After 
40. Illustrated with 
the film. The Many 
Lives of John Q. Pub- 
lic. 



Oct. 16 Management, Labor, 
and the 40+ Em- 
ployee. 



Dr. Sol Levine, Assistant Professor, 
Social Psychology, Harvard School of 
Public Health. Book Resource Con- 
sultant: Mrs. Helen F. Hirson, Exten- 
sion Librarian, Office of the Division of 
Home Reading and Community Services, 
Boston Public Library. 

Julius Bernstein, Executive Secretary, 
Massachusetts Labor Committee for 
Human Rights; Daniel J. Casale, Super- 
vising Manager, Massachusetts Division 
of Employment Security in Worcester; 
and Leslie E. Woods, Director of Per- 
sonnel and Industrial Relations, Ray- 
theon Manufacturing Company. Re- 
source Consultants: Donald Donnelly, 
Supervisor of Counseling, Massachusetts 
Division of Employment Security; and 
Parker F. Pond, Northeast Group An- 
nuity Specialist, John Hancock Mutual 
Life Insurance Company. 



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Oct. 23 



Planning Your Finan- 
cial Independence. 



Oct. 30 



No Time 
Hands! 



on Your 



Charles E. Baldwin, Field Assistant, 
General Agency Department, John Han- 
cock Mutual Life Insurance Company; 
Angela O'Brien, Manager, Boston Dis- 
trict, Social Security Administration; and 
Bernard Greenberg, Field Director, In- 
surance, Pensions, and Supplemental Un- 
employment Benefits Department, 
United Steel Workers of America, Pitts- 
burgh, Pennsylvania. 

Charles E. Odell, Coordinator for Re- 
tired Workers Activities, International 
Union, United Automobile Workers in 
Detroit. Boston Resource Consultants: 
Sydney Gale, Executive Director, Jewish 
Community Center, Brookline-Brighton- 
Newton; and Mrs. IMuriel C. Javelin, 
Deputy Supervisor, In Charge of Work 
with Adults, Boston Public Library. 



Invitation to Teavel 



Nov. 6 Greece. Illustrated by 
colored slides. 



Nov. 20 Ireland. Illustrated by 
a color film. 



Dec. 4 Mexico. Illustrated by 
a color film. 



Peter Kutrube, Travel Agent; and George 
Samellas, Student of Greek Life and 
Customs. 

Morris Harmon, Specialist in Irish Litera- 
ture, University College, Dublin; Ber- 
nardine Truden, Irish Columnist, Boston 
Glohe; and Michael Flynn, Vice Consul, 
Irish Consulate. 
Adela Rios Keller, native of Mexico. 



Dec. 18 Germany. Illustrated Gerhard Lang, German Vice Consul, 
with motion pictures. 

Second Program Planners Institute 

(Under the auspices of the Boston Pubhc Library and the Adult Educa- 
tion Association of Massachusetts.) 



May 



7 How to 
grams. 



Plan Pro- 



tease Study" of a 
Program Planner. 



Edward T. Sullivan, Secretary-Treasurer, 
Cambridge Central Labor Union, Chair- 
man. James A. Garland, Group Worker, 
Boston Children's Service Association, 
Leader. 

James A. Garland, Group Worker, Boston 
Children's Service Association. 



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Methods of Program- 
ing: A Panel Discus- 
sion. 



May 7 



May 14 



Jan. 8 
22 

Mar. 5 
19 

Mar. 11 
25 

Apr. 8 
22 

May 6 
20 



How to Share Leader- 
ship in Programing 



Role Playing of Pro- 
gram Chairmen. 



Problem Solving 
Clinic. 



Dr. Walter Taylor, Director, Newton 
Junior College, Moderator. Panel Mem- 
bers: Louis Lowy, Associate Director, 
Jewish Centers Association; Gwen 
Woods, Director of Office, Massachusetts 
Congress of Parents and Teachers; Rev- 
erend Robert C. Vandivier, Pakachoag 
Community Church, Auburn ; and Veron- 
ica T. Yotts, Adults Librarian, Boston 
Public Library. 

Otis E. Finley, Industrial Relations 
Secretary, Urban League of Greater 
Boston, Chairman. Dr. Stephen R. 
Deane, Professor of Psychology, Sim- 
mons College, Leader. 

Mrs. Miriam Ritvo, Consultant for Hos- 
pitals, Business, and Industr}^; and 
Constance S. Liverman, Administrative 
Assistant, Human Relations Center, Bos- 
ton University, Co-Chairmen. Com- 
mittee: Mrs. Louise T. Graves, Director 
of Social Services, Robert B. Brigham 
Hospital; Dr. Reuben J. Margolin, Coun- 
seling Psychologist, Brockton ^^eterans 
Hospital; Mrs. Jay J. Martin, Jr., 
Human Relations Consultant, Melrose; 
Mrs. Dorothy S. Scott, Director, Harriet 
Tubman House; and Frank Stanziani, 
Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Men. 

Alden Eberly, Regional Vice President, 
Adult Education Association of Mas- 
sachusetts, Chairman. Edward T. Sul- 
livan, Secretary-Treasurer, Cambridge 
Central Labor Union; and Otis E. Finlej^, 
Industrial Relations Secretary, Urban 
League of Greater Boston. 



DISCUSSION GROUPS 
Contemporary Novels Discussion Leaders 



Discussion Group. 



American Heritage 
(Boston Regional 
Young Adult Pro- 
gram). 



Ollie Partridge, 
Administrative Assistant, Open Shelf 
Department; and William T. Casey, 
Adults Librarian, Branch Issue Depart- 
ment, Boston Public Library. 

Discussion Leaders: William C. Slemmer, 
Assistant, Memorial Branch Library; and 
Peter Simoglou, Assistant, Open Shelf 
Department, Boston Public Library. 



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Apr, 



Mar. 7 
14 
21 
28 
4 
11 
18 
25 

May 6 
13 
20 
27 



Decisions — 1957. 



Discussion Leader: Mrs. Helen F. Hirson, 
Extension Librarian, Office of the Divi- 
sion of Home Reading and Community 
Services; and Mildred C. O'Connor, 
Chief, Cataloging and Classification De- 
partment, Division of Reference and Re- 
search Services, Boston Public Library. 



Dec. 2 



16 



Aging in the Modern 
World. Middle Age: 
New Prime of Life. 



The Human 
at Mid-Life. 



Machine 



New Family Roles in 
Middle- Age. 



Discussion Leader: Veronica T. Yotts, 
Adults Librarian, Office of the Division 
of Home Reading and Community Serv- 
ices, Boston Public Library. 



Mar. 25 
Apr. 1 

8 
15 
22 
29 

6 
13 
20 

3 



May 



June 



Never Too Late Group Discussion Groups 



Decisions — 1957. 



Discussion Leader : Mrs. Helen F. Hirson, 
Extension Librarian, Office of the Divi- 
sion of Home Reading and Community 
Services, Boston Public Library. 



FILM PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL DEPARTMENT 
Jan 



Jan. 



2 Big Brother Week, Universal Week of Prayer and Birth of Louis 
Braille. Helen Keller in Her Story and Brotherhood of Man. 

9 The American West' — Yesterday and Today. Westward hy 
Prairie Schooner, Corral, and The American Cowboy. 



Jan. 16 Printing Education Week and Birth of Benjamin Franklin. In 
Black and White, Benjamin Franklin, and Winter Carnival. 



Jan. 23 In connection with Inauguration Day. The Vice Presidency, 



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Jan. 30 In observance of Youth Week. The Great Adventure. 

Feb, 6 In observance of Catholic Bible Week and the New England 
Sportsmen's Show. The Vatican of Pius XII, Jerusalem, the Holy 
City, and Skifully Yours. 

Feb. 13 In observance of Abraham Lincoln's Birthday and St. Valentine's 
Day. The Face of Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation, and 
Swiss Peasant Artist. 

Feb. 20 In observance of George Washington's Birthday and Catholic 
Book Week. Valley Forge, The Story of Our Capitol, and The 
Rosary of the Missions. 

Mar. 6 In observance of Ash Wednesday. Hymn of the Nations and 
Morning Star. 

Mar. 13 In observance of St. Patrick's Day and the Spring Flower Show 
of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. The Promise of 
Party O'Brien and The Flowering Desert. 

Mar. 20 Science Week. World at Your Feet, Expedition to Antarctica, and 
North Pole. 

Mar. 27 International Theatre Month. On Stage, William Shakespeare, 
and Glohe Theatre. 

Apr. 3 National Conservation Week. Colour of Life, Look to the Land, 
and Bear and Hunter. 

Apr. 10 Music Program. Barber of Seville, Music in Motion, and Sur Le 
Pont D' Avignon. 

Apr. 17 In observance of Holy Week. Life of Christ in Art and Medieval 

Crusades. 

Apr. 24 National Sports Week. Lou Gehrig's Greatest Day, Sports Golden 
Age, and From Tee to Green. 

May 1 In observance of Mental Health Week and United States and 
Canada Good Will Week. To Serve the Mind, Stress, and Happy 
Valley. 

May 8 National Music Week. Listening to Good Music, Folklore Re- 
search, and Hen Hop. 

May 15 Children's Spring Book Festival, White Mane and Make Way for 

Ducklings. 

May 22 World Trade Week. Food and People, Arabian Bazaar, and Ex- 
panding World Relationships. 

May 29 Salute to Massachusetts Junior Chamber of Commerce. Mas- 
sachusetts Holiday, News Magazine of the Screen, and Spring 

Fever. 



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June 5 Music and Arts Festivals. Tanglewood, Boston Arts Festival, and 
Festival in Edinburgh. 

June 12 Travel in France. Songs of the Auvergne, Paris on the Seine, and 
Journey to Provence. 

June 19 Travel in England, Scotland, and Wales. London's Country, The 
Heart Is Highland, and Snoivdonia. 

June 26 Travel at Home. Salute to New England, Massachusetts Holiday, 
and City Sailors. 

Oct. 2 Fall Outdoor Life. Aidiunn Pastorale, Black Patch, and News 
Magazine of the Screen. 

Oct. 9 In observance of Columbus Day. Path of Columbus, and A World 
Is Born. 

Oct. 16 The Geophysical Year. Our Mr. Sun. 

Oct. 23 In observance of United Nations Week. Workshop for Peace, and 
Woodrow Wilso7i: Spokesman for Tomorrow. 

Oct. 30 A Pre-Election Week program. Ticket to Freedom, Bill of Rights, 
and Georgie. 

Nov. 6 Arts and Crafts Week. Van Gogh — From Darkness Into Light, 
Lascaux, Cradle of Mail's Art, and Craftsmen at Work. 

Nov. 13 American Education Week. Automation: M.I.T., Booker T. 
Washington, and Geyser Melodies. 

Nov. 20 National Children's Book Week. Palle Alone in the World, Arabian 
Children, and Madeline. 

Nov. 27 Know Your America Week. Oregon Trail, Pilgrims in America, 
and Canyon Country. 

Dec. 4 Great Men and Music. News Magazifie of the Screen, A Visit 
with Pablo Casals, and Andres Segovia. 

Dec. 11 Great Men and Their Works. Michelangelo — The Titan. 

Dec. 18 In observance of Christmas. Ofi the Twelfth Day, Winter Carnival, 
and Merry Christmas. 

Children's Film Program 
Mar. 14 Stone Soup, Happy Valley, and Zoo Animals. 
Mar. 28 Si7ig a Song of Friendship, Stories of Holland, and A Boy of Mexico. 



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RECORDINGS PROGRAMS IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL 
DEPARTMENT 

Familiar Music Series 

Jan. 7 Recorded music of Liszt. Les Preludes] and the Concerto for Piano 
and Orchestra in E Flat Major. 

Jan. 14 Recorded music of Wagner. The Prelude to Die Meistersinger 
and The Liebestod. 

Jan. 21 Recorded music of Mahler. The Fourth Symphony. 

Jan. 28 Recorded music of Tchaikovsky. Romeo and Juliet Overture and 
Fourth Symphony. 

Feb. 4 Recorded music of Grieg. Peer Gynt Suites N'o. 1 and 2 and 
Concerto in A for Piano and Orchestra. 

Feb. 1 1 Recorded music of Franck. Symphony in D Minor. 

Feb. 18 Recorded music of Dvorak. New World Symphony in E Minor 
No. 5, Opus 95. 

Feb. 25 Recorded music of Rimsky-Korsakov. The Russian Easter 
Overture, Opus 36 and Scheherazade. 

INIar. 4 Recorded music of Debuss3^ Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun 
and La Mer. 

jNIar. 11 Recorded music of Richard Strauss. Till Eulenspiegal's Merry 
Pranks, Opus 49. 

Mar. 18 Recorded music of Sibelius. Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Opus 
63; PohjoWs Daughter, and Symphonic Fantasia, Opus 49. 

JNIar. 25 Recorded music of Ravel. Bolero; and Daphnis and Chloe, 
Suite No. 2. 

Apr. 1 Recorded music of Rachmaninoff. Isle of the Dead, Opus 29 and 
Concerto No. 2 in C Mijior for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 18. 

Apr. 8 Recorded music of Stravinsky. VHistoire Du Soldat and 
Petrouchka — Ballet Suite. 

Apr. 15 Recorded music of Vaughn Williams, A London Symphony. 

Apr. 22 Recorded music of Bartok. Concerto for Orchestra. 

Apr. 29 Recorded music of Bloch. Schelomo — Hebraic Rhapsodic for 
'Cello and Orchestra and String Quartet No. 2. 

May 6 Recorded music of Gershwin. Rhapsody in Blue and An American 
in Paris. 



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May 13 Recorded music of Orff. Trionfo Di Afrodite. 

May 20 Recorded music of Shostakovich. Violin Concerto, Opus 99. 

May 27 Recorded music of Prokofiev. Selections from The Love for 
Three Oranges. 

June 3 Recorded music of Mennin. Symphony No. 3. 

June 10 Recorded music of Nielsen. Symphony No. 5. 

June 24 Recorded music of Geiser. Symphony in D Minor, Opus 4-4- 

Oct. 7 Recorded music of Scarletti. Sonatas for Harpsichord. 

Oct. 14 Recorded music of Handel. Water Music. 

Oct. 21 Recorded music of Bach. The Suite No. 3 in D Major. 

Oct. 28 Recorded music of Haydn. Symphony No. 96 in D Major. 

Nov. 4 Recorded music of Mozart. Concerto in D Minor for Piano and 
Orchestra. 

Nov. 18 Recorded music of Schubert. Symphony No. 8 in B Minor. 

Nov. 25 Recorded music of Berlioz. Damnation of Faust (Excerpts). j 

Dec. 2 Recorded music of Mendelssohn. Violin Concerto in E Minor. 

Dec. 9 Recorded music of Schumann. Concerto in A Minor for Piano 
and Orchestra. 

Dec. 16 Recorded music of Brahms. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. 

Dec. 23 Christmas Music. 

Dec. 30 Recorded music of Chopin. Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Opus 11. 

NON-MUSICAL RECORDINGS PROGRAMS 

Jan. 8 The Poems of Walt Whitman. 

Jan. 15 The Poems of Emily Dickinson and Ed7ia St. Vincent Millay. 

Jan. 22 The T'oems of Robert Frost. 

Jan. 29 Poetry selections. Pleasure Dome. 

Feb. 5 Irish Fairy Tales, read by Siobhan McKenna. 



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Peb. 12 Stories of the Southwest, as told by Frank J. Dobie. 

Feb. 19 J. B. Priestley reads essays from his book Delight. 

Feb. 26 John Van Druten speaks on The Art of Playwriting, and in addi- 
tion reads scenes from his own plays. 

Mar. 5 Dorothy Parker reads her poems and the story Horsie. 

Mar. 12 Tennessee Williams reads selections from his writings, including 
scenes from The Glass Menagerie. 

Mar. 19 Katherine Anne Porter reads her short story, The Downward 
Path to Wisdo77i. 

Mar. 26 The Art of Ruth Draper. 

Apr. 2 The Uses of History and Our Heritage of History. 

Apr. 9 The Promise of Education. A lecture by Robert M. Hutchins. 

Apr. 16 The Care and Feeding of the Mind. A lecture by Jacques Barzun. 

Apr. 23 The Nature of Poetry. A lecture by Frank C. Baxter. 

Apr. 30 The Glory of Negro History. 

May 7 The Golden Treasury of Contemporary Catholic Verse. 

May 14 Shakespeare^ s Sonnets and Elizabethan Lyrics read by Anthony 
Quazle. 

May 21 Selections from The Cambridge Treasury of English Prose. Part I. 

May 28 Selections from The Cambridge Treasury of English Prose. Part II. 

June 4 Stanley Holloway — His Famous Adventures with Old Sam and 
The Ramsbottoms. Readings by Stanley Hollowa3^ 

June 11 Vei'ses of Today. Readings by Geraldine Brooks and Norman 
Rose. 

June 18 Waiting for Godot, Act I. Written by Samuel Beckett. 

June 25 Waiting for Godot, Act II. Written by Samuel Beckett. 

Oct. 1 Edward R. Morrow's documentarj^, / Can Hear It Now — 1919 
through 1932. 

Oct. 8 Edward R. Morrow's documentary, / Can Hear It Now — 1933 
through 194-5. 



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Oct. 15 

Oct. 22 
Oct. 29 
Nov. 5 
Nov. 12 
Nov. 19 
Nov. 26 
Dec. 3 
Dec. 10 
Dec. 17 

Jan. 3 

Jan. 10 
Jan. 17 

Jan. 24 
Jan. 31 



Edward R. Morrow's documentary, / Can Hear It Now — 1945 
through 1949. 

Marc Blitzstein discusses his Theatrical and Musical Compositions. 

Ghost and Horror Stories read by Nelson Olmstead. 

Whitman the Man, a lecture by Gay Wilson Allen. 

Whitman, the Poet, a lecture by Mark Van Doren. 

Whitman, the Philosopher, a lecture by David Daiches. 

Walt Whitman Speaks for Himself, a reading by Arnold Moss. 

Walter de la Mare Speaking and Reading. 

Gertrude Stein Reads from Her Works. 

The Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 

NEVER TOO LATE GROUP 

Seventh Anniversary, "Chota Dr. Amiya Chakravarty, Pro- 
Durbar." The Future of the fessor of Comparative Oriental 
United Nations: An Indian 
Point of View. 



Religions and Literature, Boston 

University, 



Film Program. Hurricane Sis- 
ters of New England and Men 
of Gloucester. 

Champions of Liberty, Long 
Ago and Todaj^ A fihn pro- 
gram. News Magazine of the 
Screen, and The Death of 
Socrates. 



Meet Your 
Neighbors. 



Liternational 



Feb. 7 



Music of Many Lands in Films. 
Hymn of the Nations, Listening 
to Good Music, Musical Instru- 
ments of India and Songs of the 
Auvergne. 

Dramatic Episodes of American 
Presidents. A film program. 
Jefferson, the Architect, Wash- 
ington's Farewell to His Officers, 
and Woodrow Wilson. 



Members of the International 
Institute of Boston. Arranged 
by the Program Director, Miss 
Katherine L. Haviland. 



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Feb. 14 The Restoration of the First 
Iron Works in Saugus, Massa- 
chusetts. Illustrated with a 
color motion picture. 

Feb. 21 High Hurdle. Dramatic read- 
ing of a one-act play. 



J. Sanger Attwill, President of 
the First Iron Works Associa- 
tion. 



Presented by members of the 
Group. Directed by Mrs. Whit- 
ing N. Shepherd, Junior League 
of Boston. 



Feb. 28 Pioneers in American Educa- 
tion. A film program. Helen 
Keller in Her Story and Horace 
Mann. 

Mar. 7 A Happy Personality for the 
Senior Adult. 



Mar. 14 Contemporary Irish Literature. 



Frank L. P. Alciere, Instructor, 
Massachusetts University Ex- 
tension. 

Michael Flynn, Vice Consul of 
Ireland. 



Mar. 21 Eighth Annual Hobby Demon- 
stration. 

Mar. 28 U. S.— Canada Goodwill Week. 
A film program. Happy Valley 
(Nova Scotia), Corral (Alberta, 
Canada), Prince Edward Island, 
Peoples of Canada, and Road to 
Gaspe. 

Apr. 4 Visit to the Boston Museum of 
Science. 

Apr. 11 Art Treasures in the Fine Arts 
Department of the Boston Pub- 
lic Library. Illustrated. 

Apr. 18 Conducted Tour of the Long- 
fellow House. 



Members of the Never Too Late 
Group. 



Karl E. Nyron, Fine Arts Depart- 
ment, Boston Public Library. 



Apr. 25 Guided Tour of the German 
Book Fair. 



May 2 Conducted Tour of the U. S. 
and Post Office, South Postal 
May 9 Annex. 



Arranged by the Boston Consu- 
late of the Federal Republic of 
Germany. 

Leo F. Dunphy, Administrative 
Assistant, Public Relations Sec- 
tion, and William P.H. Flanagan, 
Superintendent. 



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May 16 Musical Revue. 



May 23 The Vengeful Sea. Illustrated 
with colored slides and motion 
pictures, 

June 6 Travel Films: Near and Far, 
Today and Long Ago. The 
Heart Is Highland, Massachu- 
setts Holiday, and Oregon Trail. 

June 13 Eighth Annual Original Writ- 
ings. I. Pointers on Writing; 
II. Original Writings. 



Sept. 19 Challenging Ideas in Contem- 
porary Living. Book Reviews 
from the Book Festival. 

Sept. 26 Travel Films : The Familiar and 
Unfamiliar. Ti-Jean Goes Lum- 
bering (Canada), East Anglian 
Holiday (England), Mountain 
of Fire (Sicily), and Children of 
the Sun (The Andes). 

Oct. 3 Italy on the Grand Tour. Il- 
lustrated by the motion picture, 
Rome, the Eternal City. 

Oct. 10 Three Stories About Three 
Authors. 



Quincy Golden Fellowship Glee 
Club. 

Edward Rowe Snow, lecturer, 
adventurer, and author. 



Everett J. Jacoby, Supervisor of 
Public Services, Chenery Li- 
brary, Boston University and 
Leader of Creative Writings, 
Boston Center for Adult Educa- 
tion; and members of the Group. 

Edna G. Peck, Chief of Book 
Selection for Home Reading Ser- 
vices, Boston Public Library. 



Vinvo Comito, journalist. 



Abraham S. Burack, Editor of 
The Writer. 



Oct. 17 Women of Shakespeare, with Nathaniel J. 
dramatic readings by Mr. and and teacher. 
Mrs. Daniel Mackenzie. 



Hasenfus, author 



Oct. 24 UN Action Is Action for Peace. 
Dramatic reading of a one-act 
play. Illustrated with the mo- 
tion picture, Workshop for 
Peace. 



Members of the Group. 



Oct. 31 Indian Civilization of Mexico, 
Guatemala, and Yucatan. Il- 
lustrated with colored slides. 



Frank Atkinson, traveller. 



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Nov. 7 Lakes, Mountains, and Valleys 
of Switzerland. Illustrated with 
colored slides. 

Nov. 14 Challenging Current Affairs. 
A denwnstration of the Never 
Too Late Group Discussion 
Group. Motion picture — News 
Magazine of the Screen. 

Nov. 21 The Thanksgiving Spirit in 
Films. The Pilgrims and Roger 
Williams. 

Dec. 5 Sputnik I and II and What 
They Will Mean to All of Us. 



Dec. 12 Literary Pilgrimage in New 
England. Illustrated with col- 
ored slides. 

Dec. 19 Christmas in Picture and Song. 
Motion picture: — Twelfth Day of 
Christmas. 

Dec. 26 Begin the New Year with 
Music. A film program. Car- 
men, Don Pasquale, Jan Peerce 
and Nadine Connor, and A 
World Is Born. 



Frank Atkinson, traveller. 



Members of the Group. 



Paul E. Sandorff, Associate Pro- 
fessor, Aeronautical Engineering, 
Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. 

Dr. Elizabeth W. Wilson, ^vTiter 
and lecturer. 



Members of the Group. 



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EXHIBITIONS IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY 
MAIN LOBBY 



January 2-rebruary 10 
February 11-March 5 
March 6-31 



April 1-30 



]\Iay 1-31 



June 1-30 



July 1-31 



August 1-31 



Liber Librorum. Specimens of pages from the 
Bible, designed by notable printers of Europe. 
Bibles from the Rare Book Department. 

The Periodical Department Presents. A large 
collection of lesser-known and foreign periodi- 
cals kept on file in the Department. 

Flowers of Bermuda. Studies of the island's 
flora and fauna in black and white. The work 
of Mrs. Beatrice C. Samuels, formerly a mem- 
ber of the staff of the Museum of Natural His- 
tory, Bermuda. Books from the Library's 
collections. 

Israel Day. In observance of the ninth anni- 
versary of the establishment of the state of 
Israel. Books, periodicals, photographs, 
stamps, and a miniature Kibbutz. 

Lafayette, "The Apostle of Liberty," 1757- 
1834, Commemorating the bicentennial of the 
birth of Marie Paul Joseph Yves Roch Gilbert 
du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. In cooper- 
ation with La Society Historique Franco Ameri- 
caine, and the American Friends of Lafayette. 

New England Journeys. Paintings by New 
England artists on New England subjects, dis- 
played through the courtesy of the Ford Motor 
Company and the New England Ford Dealers. 
Books from the Library's collections. 

Press Photographers Association of Boston. 
Annual display of prize-winning photographs 
and other photographs of significance, taken 
in 1956, by members of the association. Books 
on press photography, artistic photography, 
and scientific photography from the Science 
and Technology Department. 

Les Costumes Regionaux De La France. 
Water colors by G. De Gardilanne and E. W. 
Moffat. Text by Henry Roy^re. Portfolio 
from the Rare Book Department. 



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September 1-October 5 



October 6-31 



November 1-30 



December 1-31 



William Addison ("Will") DA\dggins. Ameri- 
can type designer, calligrapher, and book de- 
signer. A memorial exhibit. Photographs and 
type through the courtesy of the American 
Institute of Graphic Arts and Dorothy Abbe, 
of Hingham, Massachusetts. 

Soap Sculpture. Approximately two hundred 
pieces from the 30th annual competition for 
prizes offered by Procter and Gamble Com- 
pany for sculptors using Ivory soap as medium. 
Sponsored by the National Soap Sculpture 
Committee of New York. 

What Young Adults Are Reading — ^A Pano- 
rama of Interests. Books to be found in the 
Young Adult collections of the Boston Public 
Library. 

The Christmas Story. Illustrations for the 
Christmas liturgical hymn "Glory to God in 
the Highest." Paintings by the local artist 
Allan Rohan Crite. 



FIRST FLOOR — SOUTH CORRIDOR 

January 2-February 10 Liber Librorum. Continuation of the exhibit 

in the Main Lobby. 

The Periodical Department Presents. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Flowers of Bermuda. Continuation of the ex- 
hibit in the Main Lobby. 

Lenten Reading. A selection of reglious books 
in observance of the Lenten season. Also, the 
unusual collection of crosses of Alfreida M. 
Mosher, Cultivation Secretary of the Inter- 
national Institute of Boston. 

Fifty Books of Typographical Excellence, Pub- 
lished in 1956. Selected by the American In- 
stitute of Graphic Arts. Local exhibits co- 
sponsored by the Society of Printers, Boston; 
the Bookbuilders of Boston; and the Boston 
Public Library. 

Lafayette, "The Apostle of Liberty," 1757- 
1834. Continuation of the Exhibit in the 
Main Lobby. 



February U-March 5 
March 6-31 
April 1-16 

April 17-30 



May 1-31 



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June 1-30 



July 1-31 



August 1-31 



September 1-October 5 



October 6-31 



November 1-30 



December 1-31 



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

Press Photographers Association of Boston. 
Continuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Les Costumes Regionaux De La France. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

William Addison ("Will") Dwiggins. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Soap Sculpture. Continuation of the exhibit 
in the Main Lobby. 

What Young Adults Are Reading — A Pano- 
rama of Interests. Continuation of the exhibit 
in the Main Lobby. 

The Christmas Story. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 



FIRST FLOOR — NORTH CORRIDOR 
January 2-February 10 



February 11-March 5 
March 6-31 
April 1-16 
April 17-30 

May 1-31 

June 1-30 
July 1-31 



Liber Librorum. Continuation of the exhibit 
in the Main Lobby. 

The Periodical Department Presents. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Flowers of Bermuda. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Lenten Reading. Continuation of the exhibit 
in the First Floor — South Corridor. 

Fifty Books of Typographical Excellence, 
Published in 1956. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the First Floor — South Corridor. 

Lafayette, "The Apostle of Liberty," 1757- 
1834. Continuation of the exhibit in the Main 
Lobby. 

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

Press Photographers Association of Boston. 
Continuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 



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August 1-31 



September 1-October 5 



October 6-31 



November 1-30 



December 1-31 



April 15-30 



September 15-20 



January 2-31 



February 1-28 



March 1-31 



Les Costumes Regionaux De La France. 
Continuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

William Addison ("Will") Dwiggins. Con- 
tinuation of the exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

Soap Sculpture. Continuation of the exhibit 
in the Main Lobby. 

What Young Adults Are Reading — A Pano- 
rama of Interests. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

The Christmas Story. Continuation of the 
exhibit in the Main Lobby. 

LECTURE HALL 

The German Book: 1948-1956. Under the 
auspices of the Embassy of the Federal 
Republic of Germany and prepared by the 
"Borsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, " 
Frankfurt (Main), the exhibit presented a 
survey of the development of The German 
Book in the postwar period. 

Book Festival. One thousand books on 
"Challenging Ideas in Contemporary Living." 
Book Festival opened to the public from 
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday and from 
2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from Monday through 
Friday. 

MAIN STAIRCASE 

Samuel Mclntire Bicentenary. American 
architect and wood carver. Born in Salem, 
Massachusetts. Books and pictures from the 
Fine Arts Department. 

Valentines. From the Valentine Birthday 
Collection, Twentieth Century, of Olive Floyd, 
of Lincoln, Massachusetts. Miss Floyd's col- 
lection began on her first birthday on St. 
Valentine's Day. Books from the Fine Arts 
Department. 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sesquicenten- 
nial. Books by and about the beloved Ameri- 
can poet and translator, professor of modern 
languages and belles-lettres at Harvard Uni- 
versity. 



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April 1-30 
May 1-31 



June 1-30 



July 1-31 



August 1-31 



September 1-30 



October 1-November 5 

November 6-30 
December 1-31 



Recent Accessions in the History Department. 

A Shilling for Samuel. Original drawings for 
the child's book on Samuel Mclntire, written 
and illustrated by Virginia Grilley. The book 
is available in the Children's Section of the 
Open Shelf Department. 

Bells Used on Farms. Literature on the 
benefits of dairy products shown through the 
courtesy of the New England Dairy and Food 
Council. 

Sir Edward W. Elgar Centennial. English 
composer, first to win recognition for England 
in the field of orchestral music. Books from 
the Music Department. 

Joseph Pennell Centennial. Etcher, illustrator, 
and author. One of the foremost of American 
graphic artists. Prints and books from the 
Print Department. 

William Howard Taft Centennial. Twenty- 
sixth President of the United States (1909- 
1913), and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 
(1921-1930). Books from the Library's col- 
lections. 

Boston Voters. In preparation for the local 
election of members to the School Committee 
and the City Council. In cooperation with 
the League of Women Voters of Boston. 

Atlantic Monthly Centennial. Authors' manu- 
scripts and proofs of Centennial Issue. 

La Madone de la Blanche Epine et Autres 
Contes. Copies from the illustrations designed 
by Josette Boland. This book from the 
Children's Section of the Open Shelf Depart- 
ment. 



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OPEN SHELF DEPARTMENT 
January 2-31 



LOWER LEVEL 



February 1-28 
March 1-31 

April 1-30 
May 1-31 

June 1-30 

July 1-31 

August 1-31 
September 1-30 
October 1-31 



Alexander Hamilton Bicentenary. First Secre- 
tary of the Treasury. Leader of the Federalist 
Party. Books and pictures from the Library's 
collections. 

Valentines. Continuation of the exhibit on 
the Main Staircase, Mezzanine Level. 

Women's American ORT. Arts and crafts of 
Europeans aided by the program of the Organ- 
ization for Rehabilitation through Training. 
Books from the Open Shelf Department. 

Israel Day. Continuation of the exhibit in the 
Main Lobby. 

American Poets of the Nineteenth and Twen- 
tieth Centuries. In observance of Poetry 
Week. Books from the Open Shelf Depart- 
ment. 

Carnival in Mexico. Original color lithographs 
by Carlos Merida. "Carnival time in Mexico 
best expresses the soul of the people." Port- 
folio from the Fine Arts Department. 

Theatre on the Green. Scenes from the plays 
produced by this group at Wellesley College. 
Books on the American theatre from the Li- 
brary's collections. 

Joseph Conrad Centennial. English novelist, 
born in Poland, pre-eminent as a writer of sea 
tales. Books from the Library's collections. 

National Education Association Centennial. 
Books on the history and science of education 
from the collection in the Library. 

Fire Prevention. Pictures, posters, and books 
in observance of Fire Prevention Week, October 
6 through 12. In cooperation with the Boston 
Fire Department and the Boston Board of Fire 
Underwirters. Model fire engines through the 
courtesy of John A. Lynch, Connolly Branch 
Library. 



November 1-30 



December 1-31 



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Book Week. Books on the art of reading, ap- 
preciation, and book collecting. Books from 
the Library's collections. 

The Bird's Christmas. Arranged through the 
courtesy of the Massachusetts Audubon So- 
ciety. 



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January 2-31 

February 1-28 
March 1-31 

April 1-30 

May 1-31 

June 1-30 

July 1-31 
August 1-31 

September 1-30 

October 1-31 



PUVIS DE CHAVANNES GALLERY 

Italic or Chancery Handwriting. Modern 
variants of the beautiful writing developed in 
the fifteenth century by the scribes of Italy for 
writing of the Papal briefs. 

Valentines. Continuation of the exhibit on the 
Main Staircase, Mezzanine Level. 

Ukrainian Folk Art. In cooperation with the 
Ukrainian Democratic Youth Association. 
Books from the Library's collections. 

Pan American Week. Books and pictures of 
the countries which are our neighbors to the 
south. 

Special Libraries Association. Publications of 
this Association, which held its forty-eighth 
annual convention in Boston, May 26 through 
30. 

World of Trees. Specimens from trees, accom- 
panied by poems on trees and nature by various 
authors. Specimens collected and mounted 
by Emanuel Anastassoff, of Milton. 



Japanese Screen Paintings, 
bird paintings in Japan. 



Famous flower and 



Henry Fairfield Osborn Centennial. American 
paleontologist, geologist, and writer. Books 
from the Library's collections. 

Geophysical Year. The world studies the 
world. Books and magazines from the Science 
and Technology Department. 

Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Stu- 
dent work from the arts and crafts groups. 
Books from the Fine Arts Department. 



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November 1-30 



December 1-31 



Francis Thompson, 1859-1907. A memorial 
exhibit. In connection with the recent publi- 
cation of "The Man Has Wings", new poems 
and plays by Francis Thompson, edited by 
Reverend Terence L. Connolly, S.J., Ph.D., 
of Boston College. Books and manuscripts 
from the Thompson Collection of Boston Col- 
lege Library. 

Madonna and Child in Stained Glass. Water- 
color paintings from which stained glass win- 
dows have been made in the studio of Wilbur 
Herbert Burnham, of Boston. 



January 2-31 



February 1-28 
March 1-31 



April 1-30 
May 1-June 30 

July 1-August 31 

September 1-October 31 



SARGENT GALLERY 

Monographies de L'Art Beige. Biographies of 
the modern Belgian Artists, and colored 
reproductions of some of the old masters. 
Books and pictures from the Fine Arts Depart- 
ment. 

Do It Yourself Books. From the Science and 
Technology Department. 

Feast of St. Patrick. Patron Saint of Ireland, 
whose birthday is observed on March 17. 
Books from the General Reference Depart- 
ment. Pictures from the Fine Arts Depart- 
ment. 

Gardens. In observance of National Garden 
Week. Books and pictures from the Library's 
collections. 

Boston Goes To The Pops. In cooperation 
with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Musi- 
cal scores, programs and pictures of the present 
and past seasons. 

Useful Objects Today: Texture and Pattern. 
Teaching portfolios numbers 1 and 2, published 
by the Museum of Modern Art. Portfohos 
from the Fine Arts Department. 

Modern Art, Old and New: Useful Objects 
Today. Teaching portfolios numbers 3 and 4, 
published by the Museum of Modern Art, 
New York. Portfolios from the Fine Arts 
Department. 



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November 1-30 



December 1-31 



La Tapesserie Gothique. Reproductions in 
color published by G. J. Demotte, Paris, 1924. 
The portfolio is kept in the Fine Arts Depart- 
ment. 

Christmas Prints. Etchings, engravings, and 
woodcuts, depicting the early life of Christ, 
by artists from the time of AJbrecht Diirer to 
the present century. Prints from the Print 
Department. 



January 2-March 31 



TREASURE ROOM 

Psalters, Prayer Books, and Bibles. Illumi- 
nated manuscripts from the thirteenth and 
fifteenth centuries, and many early printed 
volumes with woodcut illustrations. 



April 1 -August 31 



September 1-December 31 



Recent Acquisitions in the Treasure Room. 
Most notable additions, including a Missal for 
the diocese of York, a Sarum Book of Hours, 
two illuminated Italian choir books attributed 
to Niccolo da Bologna, a French Livre d'Heures 
by Phillipe Pigouchet, and the Dialogus 
Great urariim printed by Gerard Leeu. Some 
of the older treasures of the Rare Book Depart- 
ment included for viewing by summertime 
visitors. 

Modern French Illustrated Books. Over one 
hundred rare and beautiful volumes rep- 
resenting the work of the greatest French 
writers and artists of the 20th century from 
the collections of the Rare Book Department. 



ALBERT H. WIGGIN GALLERY 



Januarv 2-rebruary 28 



March 1 -April 30 



May 1-June 30 



Prints of New York. Etchings, lithographs, 
and copper engravings by noted American and 
European graphic artists recording the growth 
and transformation of New York City. 

Prints by James McNeill Whistler and Sey- 
mour Haden. 

Contemporary Italian Prints. Recent acquisi- 
tions of the Print Department and a selection 
of prints from the Exchange Exhibition which 
recently completed a successful tour of the 
major art centers of the United States. 



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July 1-August 31 
September 1-30 



October 4-November 30 



December 1-31 



Recent Acquisitions in the Print Department. 

Recent Acquisitions in the Print Department. 
Prints by 20th century artists of various 
nationalities acquired during the past two 
years. Included in the exhibit were Jahrmarkt, 
a set of 13 drypoints, by Max Beckmann; 
Spirit of New England by Stow Wengenroth; 
Lithographs of New York by Joseph Pennell; 
UEglise de \ aux by Andre Minaux; Boy with 
Bird Cage by Robert Colquhoun; and The 
Hammock by Paul Anguiano. 

British Drawings. Works by print-makers 
including George Cruikshank, Thomas Gains- 
borough, Thomas Rowlandson, Muirhead 
Bone, David Young Cameron, James McBey, 
Gerald Brockhurst, F. L. Griggs, Robert 
Austin, and Edmund Blampied. 

States in Etching. The development of the 
copperplate mediums as shown in the works 
of master etchers, including Jean-Louis Forain, 
Alphonse Legros, Jacques Villon, Henri 
Toulouse-Lautrec, John Copley, Muirhead 
Bone, James McNeill Whistler, and Frederick 
Griggs. 



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X 



TRUST FUNDS 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 — 1957 





BALANCE 

UNEXPENDED 




TOTAL AMOUNT 
AVAILABLE 








FROM 


RECEIPTS 


FOR USE 


EXPENDED 


BALANCE 


TEAR 


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 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


97,699.69 


24,496.50 


73,203.19 


1940 


196,417.42 


50,889.53 


247,306.95 


128,403.69 


118,903.26 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


137,942.23 


42,695.41 


95,246.82 


1950 


56,959.31 


44,249.29 


101,208.60 


61,030.37 


40,178.23 


1953 


37,316.96 


47,465.86 


84,782.82 


50,211.25 


34,571.57 


1954 


34,571.57 


53,724.78 


88,296.35 


63,484.48 


24,811.87 


1955 


24,811.87 


55,184.05 


79,995.92 


50,459.29 


29,536.63 


1956 


29,536.63 


59,101.72 


88,638.35 


60,560.70 


28,077.65 


1957 


28,077.65 


64.353.28 


92,430.93 


65,422.45 


27,008.48 



Receipts and Expenditures from Trust Funds Income, 1930 — 1957 





AMOUNT UNEXPENDED 
FROM PREVIOUS 






YEAR 


YEAR 


RECEIPTS 


EXPENDITURES 


1930 


$40,886.73 


$34,020.19 


$22,796.21 


1935 


72,205.55 


25,494.14 


24,496.50 


1940 


196,417.42 


50,889.53 


128,403.69 


1945 


87,141.63 


50,800.60 


42,695.41 


1950 


56,959.31 


44,249.29 


61,030.37 


1953 


37,316.96 


47,465.86 


50,211.25 


1954 


34,571.57 


53,724.78 


63,484.48 


1955 


24,811.87 


55,184.05 


50,459.29 


1956 


29,536.63 


59,101.72 


60,560.70 


1957 


27,008.48 


64,353.28 


65,422.45 





Income 


from Trust Funds, 


1930 — 1957 






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 


1935 


5,950.53 


16,184.59 


3,359.02 


25,494.14 


1940 


5,660.08 


41,594.60 


3,634.85 


50,889.53 


1945 


6,213.92 


41,216.46 


3,370.22 


50,800.60 


1950 


5,666.36 


33,979.84 


4,603.09 


44,249.29 


1953 


5,668.82 


37,981.92 


3,815.12 


47,465.86 


1954 


7,306.80 


42,430.54 


3,987.44 


53,724.78 


1955 


7,199.99 


43,750.14 


4,233.92 


55,184.05 


1956 


7,321.62 


47,296.89 


4,483.21 


59,101.72 


1957 


7,961.01 


51,542.84 


4,849.43 


64,353.28 



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INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1957 

General Summary 
Without restriction as to use of income $7,961.01 

For purchase of library materials 

Library materials which may or may not be books . $21,180.20 

Books only — without restriction as to kind of books . 17,652 . 01 

Books only — with restriction as to kind of books . 12,710 . 63 



With miscellaneous restrictions as to use of income 

For special purposes, not purchase of library material . $1,834.93 

For specified branch libraries 1,543 . 19 

For newspapers only 1,471.31 



51,542.84 



4,849.43 
$64,353.28 



INCOME FROM TRUST FUNDS, 1957 

By Individual Funds 

Without Restriction as to Use of Income 

Bernard $96.41 

Bigelow 40.00 

Bradlee 41.65 

Center 1,989.10 

Ford, Legacy 249.88 

Ford, Trust 257.90 

Gammons 20.82 

Hemenwav 276.95 

Hyde ' 176.92 

Kirstein 252.49 

Lambert 65.01 

Moore 9.04 

North 96.41 

Phillips Maintenance .... 650.00 

Sigilman 784.57 

Skinner 2,332.06 

Stewart 188.77 

Tread well 433.03 



$7,961.01 



Funds Whose Income is Available for Purchase of Library Materials 

For the Purchase of Library Materials Which May or May Not Be Books 

(By terms of gift) 

Benton $20,618.27 

Blanchard 208.24 

Gest 123.59 

Lang 230.10 

$21,180.20 



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



Ainsley 


$9,264.04 


Billings 


4,800.53 


Clement 


98.08 


Cutter 


177.83 


Kimball 


552.68 


Knapp 


480.51 


O'Reilly 


53.93 


Artz 


$563.86 


Bates 


2,000.00 


Bowditch 


425.00 


Brown 


969.67 


Codman 


200.14 


Elizabeth 


1,185.66 


Franklin Club 


42.50 


Green 


84.84 


Hannigan 


5.21 


C. Harris 


425.00 


Hersey 


160.95 



PhUlips (Book) 

Sewall 

Underhill 

Wadlin 1932 

Wadlin 1936 

Wales 

Wilson 



$400.00 
1,332.71 
21.84 
84.56 
76.36 
262.38 
46.56 



$17,652.01 



For the Purchase of Books Only 

With Restriction as to Kind of Books 

A. Lawrence $250 . 68 

Lewis 269.67 

Pierce 186.96 

Reed 48.21 

Scholfield 2,095 . 56 

Storrow 1,262.43 

Ticknor 103.18 

Townsend 112.50 

Twentieth Regiment 259 . 25 

J. L. Whitney, Books 1,372.97 

J. L. Whitney, Manuscripts 686.49 



Funds with Miscellaneous Restrictions 

AS TO Use of Income 

For Special Purposes 

Not for Purchase of Library Materials 



Boston Book Fair, 1938 

Central Library Building 

Library Art 

Nichols Book Prize 

Sargent 

A. L. Whitney ] 

J. L. Whitney — Bibliographic 

J. L. Whitney — Care and Cataloging of Manuscripts 



For Branch Libraries 



Guerrier 

T. B. Harris 

Hinsman 

E. Lawrence 

Loring . 

Mead 

Morse 

Oakland Hall 

Pratt 

South Boston 

Tufts 

Wilbur Memorial 



Elizabeth Helen Hunter 
Todd .... 



For Newspapers Only 



$7.19 
6.25 

24.99 
180.35 
229.66 
700.00 
686.49 



$36.07 
85.86 
52.06 
23.22 
20.82 
63.40 
48.21 

459.94 

62.60 

4.16 

478.61 

208.24 



$41.65 
1,429.66 



12,710.63 



$51,542.84 



$1,834.93 



1,543.19 



1,471.31 



4,849.43 



$64,353.28 



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LIST OF TRUST FUNDS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1957 

The figures listed are for the hook value of principal as of December 
31, 1957. 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $222,440 . 34 

Victorine Thomas Artz Fund — Established on November 30, 1896, 
through inter vivos gift offered by Miss Victorine Thomas 
Artz, on November 7, 1896. 

Income to be used for the purchase of valuable rare editions 
(including original manuscripts) of the writings, either in 
verse or prose, of American and foreign authors — each of 
the books to have a distinctive book-plate, that shall declare 
them to be a part of the (Henry W.) Longfellow Memorial 
Collection. $13,538.87 

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

Income to be expended annually in the purchase of such 
books of permanent value and authority as may be found 
most needed and most useful. $50,000.00 

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

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

6/10 for the purchase of books, maps and other things 
in the nature of books and maps (1) which are of 
permanent value and benefit to the Library and (2) 
which are desirable for scholarly research and use, 
4/10 to be paid over annually to the Rector of Trinity 
Church to be by him dispersed, either directly, or in 
his discretion, through charitable organizations or 
agencies, whether incorporated or unincorporated, in 
relieving the necessities of the poor. $1,095,418. 73 

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

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



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accommodation of the people of said City; such new- 
building to be constructed under the advice of the Librarian 
of the Library at that time in such manner as may be most 
desirable for efficient practical working of a library therein". 
Under Suffolk Probate Court Decree of May 7, 1945, 
application of $2,000,000 to said object may be deferred 
until such time as Library Trustees in their discretion 
determine it to be practicable and desirable or Court 
otherwise orders. $2,750,997 . 15 

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

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

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

$2,315.00 

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

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

Robert Charles Billings Fund — Estabhshed on April 24, 1903, 

through application of the residuary legacy by will and by 

codicil of Robert Charles Billings, who died June 12, 1899. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $115,266.46 

Kate E. Blanchard Fund — Established on September 27, 1940, 
through bequest of Kate E. Blanchard, who died July 7, 1930. 
Income to be used for the purchase of scores, books of 
music and books relating to music, or at the discretion of 
the Library Trustees, for the general purposes of the 
Library. $5,000.00 

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

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

$172.70 

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

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



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

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

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

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

Joseph H. Center Fund — Estabhshed on December 8, 1905, through 

bequest by will of Joseph H. Center, who died March 11, 1903. 

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

$47,760.64 

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

Income to be used for the repair and maintenance of the 
Central Library building. $150 . 00 

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

Income to be appUed to the purchase of books for the use 
of the young. In any year when the City does not ap- 
propriate for the maintenance of the Library at least three 
per cent of the amount available for department expenses 
from taxes and income in the City, the income of the 
Children's Fund is to be paid to the Rector of Trinity 
Church in the City of Boston to be by him dispensed in 
reheving the necessities of the poor. $110,664. 12 

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

Income to be used in the purchase of books. $2,355 . 00 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of books on landscape- 
gardening — a special book-plate to be inserted in each 
volume purchased, identifying it as part of the Henry 
Sargent Codman Memorial Collection. $4,805 . 65 

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

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



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John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947. 

To be held in trust by its Trustee in accordance with the 
terms of the trust instrument as The John Deferrari 
Foundation until, with accumulations, total amount 
thereof is $2,000,000. Then the sum of S1,000,000 is to be 
used "for the construction of an additional wing (or ad- 
dition of similar nature) to the present central library 
building now located in Copley Square in the City of 
Boston, or to a new central library building which might 
be constructed elsewhere, said addition or wing to be 
named "The John Deferrari Wing," or, if the Trustees 
neither intend nor can within a reasonable period of time 
apply the sum for the purpose aforesaid, the net income is 
to be paid to the Trustees for use in whatever manner the 
Trustees shall see fit to carry on the work of said Library. 
If the sum of $1,000,000 is used for the above-mentioned 
construction purpose there is to be held in trust the re- 
maining $1,000,000 until, with accumulations, the total 
amount again is $2,000,000. Then the net income is to 
be used "in whatever manner said Library Trustees shall 
see fit to carry on the work of said Pubhc Library. " 

$827,544.36 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated December 13, 1948. 

To be held under the following conditions: (1) the Trustee 
in its sole and uncontrolled discretion shall hold or dispose 
of the net income as it may determine in one or more of 
the following manners: (a) pay to the Trustees of The 
John Deferrari Foundation created by the John Defer- 
rari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947, to be added 
to the principal, (b) pay to the Trustees of the Public 
Library of the City of Boston, to be used by said corporation 
in whatever manner it shall see fit to carry on the work of 
said public Ubrary, or (c) accumulate and add to the prin- 
cipal for investment and reinvestment; and (2) the Trustee 
may pay from the personal property in the principal to 
The John Deferrari Foundation created by the John 
Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947, from 
time to time such amount or amounts as the Trustee in its 
sole and uncontrolled discretion may determine, said 
amount or amounts to be added to the principal of The 
John Deferrari Foundation; and (3) the Trustee may 
transfer the principal of the entire trust fund to the Trustees 
of The John Deferrari Foundation created by the John 
Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947, to be 
added to the principal and dealt with as therein provided 
whenever or at any time after the Trustee hereof becomes 
sole Trustee of The John Deferrari Foundation created 
by the John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated 
July 1, 1947. $342,294.74 



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John Deferrari Fund — Established on January 3, 1949, through 
bequest by will of John Deferrari, who died May 2, 1950. 
Income to be accumulated and added to the principal until 
completion of "The John Deferrari Wing" at which time 
the Trustees shall expend such an amount of the principal 
as is necessary to have made a statue or bust of John 
Deferrari to be placed in the aforesaid Wing, and the net 
income from the balance of the principal shall be used in 
the maintenance, care and repair of ''The John 
Deferrari Wing". 

Amended by Agreement for Compromise of Contest as to 
the Allowance of the Will of John Deferrari. S13,565 . 15 

The Ehzabeth Fund— Established on March 22, 1912, through 

bequest of Sarah A. Matchett, who died October 6, 1910. 

Income to be expended every year in the purchase of such 

books of permanent value and authority as may be most 

useful in the Library. $28,468 . 75 

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

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

$6,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund — Established on October 28, 1935, 
through provision in trust indenture of Daniel S. Ford, who 
died December 24, 1899. 

Income to be used for general purposes of the Library. 

$6,192.65 

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

Income to be expended annually in the purchase of books 
of permanent value for the use of the Library, and as far 
as practicable of such a character as to be of especial interest 
to young men, with preference for books relative to Govern- 
ment and Political Economy. $1,000 . 00 

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

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

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

$2,967.50 



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

Income to be spent in buying books relating to American 
history. $2,037.17 

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

Income to be added to principal until otherwise ordered by 
Trustees of the Library. $429,778 . 42 

Edith Guerrier Fund — EstabUshed on June 7, 1940, through 
inter vivos gift by friends of Miss Edith Guerrier, Supervisor 
of Branch Libraries, Emeritus, augmented subsequently by a 
bequest from Helen M. Bell and additions by the Saturday 
Evening Girls and the Boston Public Library associates of 
Miss Guerrier. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books of sound 
literary and ethical value for adults, to be placed in the 
branch hbraries of the Boston Public Library system. 

$911.92 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$6,650.00 

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

$3,864.50 



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

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

$1,250.00 

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

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

Franklin P. Hyde Fund — Established on April 9, 1915, through 

bequest of Franklin P. Hyde, who died March 23, 1913. 

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

$4,248.16 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $13,270.32 

Louis E. Kirstein Fund — Established on October 9, 1925, through 
inter vivos gift of Louis E. Kirstein. Five donations of $1,000 
each made between 1928 and 1929. 

Income to be used for any purpose of the Library that the 
Trustees see fit to put it to. $6,062 . 50 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund — Established on February 27, 1914, 
through bequest of Katherine Knapp, who died January 25, 
1912. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books for the 
Library — such books to be designated with an appropriate 
label or inscription, bearing the name of the Fund. 

$11,537.50 

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

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

$1,561.07 

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

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

$5,525.00 



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

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

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

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

Income to be applied to the purchase of special books of 

reference to be kept and used only at the Charlestown 

Branch Library. $557.50 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of such old and rare 
books as shall be fitly selected, to augment the collection 
known as the John A. Lewis Library. $6,475 . 00 

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

Income to be added to principal and to be used as Trustees 
of the Library shall from time to time direct for the care, 
repair, and preservation of works of art at the Boston 
Public Library and its branch libraries. $604 . 03 

Charles G. Loring Memorial Fund — Established on February 18, 
1895, through inter vivos gift offered through the Women's 
Education Association, and by the children and grandchildren of 
Charles Greely Loring, who during his lifetime was con- 
nected with the West Church and for many years the superin- 
tendent of its Sunday School. 

Income to be used for the purchase of books for the West 
End Branch Library — books to bear inscription "From 
the Charles G. Loring Memorial Fund." $500.00 

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

Income to be used for the promotion of the objects of the 
Public Library in such manner as the Trustees of the 
Library shall deem best; and to be used for the benefit of 
the South Boston Branch Library. $2,530.51 

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

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

Income to be used for general purposes. $217.00 

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

Income to be expended annually, for the purchase of suit- 
able books for children of school age, for the West Roxbury 
Branch Library. $1,157.50 



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

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

$2,315.00 

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

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

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

Income to be expended for the purchase of books for the 
Boston Public Library — a book-plate printed from a plate 
given with the donation to be inserted and maintained in 
every book so purchased. $1,295 . 02 

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

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

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

Income to be expended in maintaining the Public Library. 

$20,000.00 

Henry L. Pierce Fund — Established on December 27, 1873, through 
inter vivos gift of Mayor Henry L. Pierce in November, 1873. 
Income to be employed in such manner as may, in the judg- 
ment of the Trustees of the Library, most advance the value 
of the Library — with the suggestion for the purchase of 
books of permanent value for the Bates Hall Collection, 
particularly some special collection, either of works relating 
to the history of this continent, or of science, or of art. 

$6,365.93 



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Sarah E. Pratt Fund — Established on January 20, 1922, through 

bequest by will of Sarah E. Pratt, who died March 16, 1914. 

Income to be expended for the purchase of books for the 

Dorchester Branch Library. Sl,503. 18 

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

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

$1,157.50 

John Singer Sargent Fund — Established in November, 1926, through 
transfer, under decree by Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk 
County in Hemenway vs. Attorney General, of balance remain- 
ing in hands of surviving trustees of fund originally raised to in- 
stall in the Library decorations by John Singer Sargent. 

Income to be applied from time to time to the care and 
preservation of the Sargent mural decorations in the Cen- 
tral Library Building or the hall in which the Sargent murals 
are located. $4,330.74 

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

Income to be expended from time to time in the purchase of 
books of permanent value. $65,351 .21 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $32,000 . 00 

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

Income to be used for general purposes. $18,838.31 

Francis Skinner Fund — Established on October 23, 1914, through 
bequest of Francis Skinner, who died November 24, 1905. 
Income to be used for general purposes, by vote of Trustees. 

$55,995.65 

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

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

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

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

$4,532.50 



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

Income to be used for the purchase of Italian books. 

~~0,312.50 



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

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

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

$56,601 . 10 

Mary P. Townsend Fund — Established on July 3, 1861, through 
bequest of Mary P. Townsend, who died January 7, 1861. 
The whole income in each and every year to be expended 
in the purchase of books, for each of which books shall have 
been published in some one edition at least five years at the 
time it may be so purchased. $4,000.00 

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

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

Income to be expended in such manner as the Trustees of 

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

$13,987.69 

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

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

Income to be expended in the purchase of books for the 

Charlestown Branch Librarj\ $1 1,492 . 18 



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

Income to be used for the care of the above and the purchase 
of books of a military and patriotic character. $6,225.00 

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

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

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

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $2,030.51 

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

$1,833.34 

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

$6,300.00 

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

Income, or so much as may be required, to be paid to 
such employees of the Library who are sick and in need 
of help as the Trustees of the Library in their discretion 
deem most worthy. Any amount of income not needed 
for the purpose just mentioned to be used for the purchase 
of books and manuscripts. $5,514.38 

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

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

and expensive books, and one-half for the purchase and 

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

to manuscripts to be expended for their cataloging and 

proper care.) $69,742 . 57 

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

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

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

expended on bibliographic work for the benefit of the Library. 



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Chester H. Wilbur Memorial Fund — Established on October 1, 
1955, through bequest of Lizzie Esther Coleman, who died 
February 28, 1953. 

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

$5,000.00 

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

Income to be used for the purchase of books. $1,118.00 

RECAPITULATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS 

Emily L. Ainsley Fund $222,440.34 

Victorine Thomas Artz Fund 13,538.87 

Joshua Bates Fund 50,000.00 

Benton Book Fund 1,095,418.73 

Benton Building Fund 2,750,997.15 

Charles H. L. N. Bernard Fund 2,315.00 

John P. Bigelow Fund 1,000.00 

Robert Charles Billings Fund 115,266.46 

Kate E. Blanchard Fund 5,000.00 

Boston Book Fair 1938 Fund 172.70 

J. Ingersoll Bowditch Fund 10,000.00 

Caleb Davis Bradlee Fund 1,000.00 

Allen A. Brown Fund 23,283.19 

Joseph H. Center Fund 47,760.64 

Central Library Building Fund 150.00 

Children's Fund 110,664.12 

Frank Clement Fund . 2,355.00 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund 4,805 . 65 

Abram E. Cutter Fund 4,270.00 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated July 1, 1947. . 827,544.36 

John Deferrari Indenture of Trust Dated December 13, 1948 . 342,294.74 

John Deferrari Fund 13,565.15 

The EUzabeth Fund 28,468.75 

Daniel Sharp Ford Legacy Fund 6,000.00 

Daniel Sharp Ford Trust Fund 6,192.65 

FrankUn Club Fund 1,000.00 

Mrs. Amy E. Gammons Memorial Fund 500.00 

Morris Gest Fund 2,967.50 

Samuel A. Green Fund 2,037.17 

Dr. Samuel A. Green Memorial Fund 429,778.42 

Edith Guerrier Fund 911.92 

Francis J. Hannigan Memorial Fund 125.00 

Charlotte Harris Fund 10,000.00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund 3,345.52 

Alfred Hemenway Fund 6,650.00 

Heloise E. Hersey Fund 3,864.50 

HinsmanFund 1,250.00 

Elizabeth Helen Hunter Fund -. . . 1,000.00 

Frankhn P. Hyde Fund 4,248.16 

David P. Kimball Fund • 13,270.32 

Louis E. Kirstem Fund 6,062 . 50 

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund 11,537.50 

Frederic and Louise Lambert Memorial Fund .... 1,561.07 

B. J. Lang Memorial Fund 5,525.00 

Abbott Lawrence Fund 10,000.00 

Edward Lawrence Fund 557 . 50 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund 6,475.00 



Library Art Fund $604.03 

Charles G. Loring Memorial Fund 500.00 

Charles Mead Fund 2,530.51 

George W. Moore Fund 217.00 

Francis A. Morse Library Fund 1,157.50 

Mary U. Nichols Book Prize Fund 600.00 

Gardner O. North Fund 2,315.00 

The Oakland Hall Trust Fund 11,781.44 

John Boyle O'Reilly Fund 1,295.02 

Jonathan Phillips (Book) Fund 10,000.00 

Jonathan Phillips (Maintenance) Fund 20,000.00 

Henry L. Pierce Fund 6,365.93 

Sarah E. Pratt Fund 1,503.18 

Guilford Reed Fund 1,157.50 

John Singer Sargent Fund 4,330.74 

Scholfield Public Library Trust Fund 65,351.21 

Richard Black Sewall Fund 32,000 . 00 

Samuel Sigilman Fund 18,838.31 

Francis Skinner Fund 55,995 . 65 

South Boston Public Library Fund 100 . 00 

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Fund 4,532.50 

James Jackson Storrow (Harvard '57) Fund 30,312.50 

George Ticknor Fund 4,106.71 

William C. Todd Fund 56,601 . 10 

Mary P. Townsend Fund 4,000 . 00 

Daniel Treadwell Fund 13,987.69 

Nathan A. Tufts Fund 11,492.18 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 6,225 . 00 

Francis Jay Underbill Fund 524 . 70 

Horace G. Wadlin Fund (1932) 2,030.51 

Horace G. WadUn Fund (1936) 1,833.34 

George C. Wales Fund 6,300.00 

AUce Lincoln Whitney Fund 5,514.38 

James Lyman Whitney Fund 69,742 . 57 

Chester H. Wilbur Memorial Fund 5,000.00 

Mehitable C. C. Wilson Fund 1,118.00 

Total $6,667,134.78 



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GIFTS RECEIVED DURING 1957 

Gifts for Immediate Use 

Film Council of Greater Boston $182.75 

(For the purchase of films) 

In memory of Sidney S. Altman 100.00 

Benedict S. Alper $10.00 

(For the purchase of books) 

Edwards-Hunt Company . . . . 10.00 

Richard K. Manoff 25.00 

Geraldine Reitz 10.00 

Ethel Seletsky 5.00 

Sweets Company of America, Inc . . 15.00 

Welch Grape Juice Company . . 25 . 00 

Roslindale-West Roxbury Kiwanis Club . . . . 50 . 00 

(For the purchase of books and periodicals pertaining 
to gardening and conservation, for the Roslindale 
Branch Library) 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin Foundation . . 50 . 00 

(For use in connection with the annual exhibition 
of Boston Printmakers for the granting of two Albert 
H. Wiggin Memorial Purchase Prizes in the amount 
of twenty-five dollars each) 

John Chappie 5.00 

(For the purchase of books) 

William M. Sutherland 5.00 

(For general purposes, in appreciation of services 
rendered by a member of the staff) 

Ping H. Lee 4 . 44 

(For the purchase of books) 



Gifts for Capital 

Further payments from the James Lyman Whitney 

Estate to the James Lyman Whitney Fund . . $3,356 . 73 

Further payment from the H. Sylvia A. H. G. Wilks 
Estate to the Dr. Samuel Abbott Green Memorial 
Fund 12.07 

A gift from the Saturday Evening Girls, to be added to 

the Edith Guerrier Fund 25.00 



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XI 

OFFICERS OF THE LIBRARY AS-OP DECEMBER 31, 1957- 

General Administrative Offices 
Director's Office 



Director, and Librarian 

Assistant to the Director, Secretary 
of the Trustees, Clerk of the 
Corporation 

Assistant ta^e Director, and 
Chief Executive Officer 

Editor of Pubhcations 

Personnel Office 1> v' ^ >"J^ ^ "^ "^ 

Supervisor of Personnel 



Milton E. Lord 

Elizabeth B. Brockunier 

■J ohn J. Conn elly 
Zoltdn Haraszti 

■Elizabeth L. Wright 



— Asei^^tant to the Supervisor of Personnel Pearl B. Smart 
Office of Records, Files, Statistics 

Chief of Records, Files, Statistics 
Information Gffitce 

Chief of Information Office 
Exhibits Office 

Chief of Exhibits Office 



Sarah M. Usher 



%i, 



elen H. Sevagian 



Thomas J. Manning 
Division of Reference and Research Services 

Richard G. Hensley 



Chief Librarian, Division of Reference 
and Research Services 



Assistant to the Chief LibrariaTi, Division 
of Reference and Research Services 

Supervisor of Reference and Research 
Services 

Deputy Supervisor! of Reference and 
Research Services 

Deputy Supervisor of Ref erenee- and 
Research Services 

Deputy Supervisor of Reference and 
Research Services 



Vacant 

Bradford M. Hill 
Marjorie G. Bouquet 
Sarah W. Flannery 
Mildred C. O'Connor 



*As6ietant-in-Charge 



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Deputy Supervis o r of Ref e r e nc e and 
Research Services 

Keeper of Rare Books 

Keeper of Prints 

Chief of Book Selection for Reference 

and Research Services 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

for Reference and Research Ser\dces 
Chief of Fine Arts Department 
Chief of General Reference Department 
Chief of History Department 
C hief of Music Department 
Chief of Periodical and Newspaper 

Department 
Chi e f of Science and Technology 

Department 
Chiefrrf Statistical Department 
Chief of Teachers Department 
Assistant-in-Charge of Book Stack 

Service 
Business Branch Librarian 

Curator ofAmericana 
Curator of Judaica 



B. Joseph O'Neil 

Zoltan Haraszti 
Arthur W. Heintzelman 

Russell A. Scully 

Mary D. Farrell 
Priscilla S. MacFadden 
Mildred C. O'Connor 
Sarah W. Flannery 
*Alberta P. Kneeland 

B. Joseph O'Neil 

toraine ArSutiivan 
¥ Elizabeth Gr. 'Barry "^^wv/xa*. Q^^Jb-^ 
Anna L. Manning 

Joseph A. Crowley 
Rita M. Desaulniers 

Harriet Swift 
Fanny Goldstein 






Division of Home Reading and Community Services 



Chief Librarian, Division of Home 
Reading and Community Services 

Assistant to the Chief Librarian, Division 
of Home Reading and Community 
Services 

Supervisor of Home Reading Services 
Deputy Supervisor, in Charge of Work 

with Children 
Deputy Supervisor, in Charge of Work 

with Adults 
Deputy Supervisor, in Charge of Work 

with Young Adults 

Branch Librarians 

Adams Street 
AUston 
Brighton 
Charlestown 
Codman Square 



John M. Carroll 

Ruth S. Cannell 
Ada A. Andelman 
Elizabeth M. Gordon 
Muriel C. JaveUn 
Pauline Winnick 



Ruth M. Hayes 
Christiana P, Jordan 
Frances C. Lepie 
Mary K. Harris 
Eleanora W. Chaplik 



"Assistant-in-Charge 



92 



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

Bookmobile Librarian 

Chief of Book Selection for Home 

Reading Services 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

for Home Reading Services 
Chief of Central Book Stock for Home 

Reading and Community Services 
Chief of Central Charging Records 
Chief of Open Shelf Department 

37") Readers Advisor for Children 

-2.^ Readers Advisor for Young Adults 

t ,^ Readers Advisor for Adults 

Division of Bpaine bs 



y 



Margaret A. Morgan 
Elinor D. Conley 
Evelyn B. Marden 
Dorothy K. Becker 
Helen M. O'Leary 
Ellen C. Peterson 
Geraldine M. Altman 
Annie Reis 
Theodora B. Scoff 
Mildred Kaufman 
Anne F. Coleman 
Marjorie A. Obenauer 
Geraldine S. Herrick 
Catherine E. Flannery 
Mary A. Hackett 
Marion R. Herzig 
Irene H. Tuttle 

*All7iF^-M-.-COTmoHy - ' ^w^^r» 
Catherine P. Loughman 
Madalene D. Holt 
Fanny -Goldstein ^^^^w ^-Oaa/w^ 
Pauhne A. Walker 

Julia L. Miller 



Edna G. Peck 

Alice E. Hackett 

Gladys R. White 
Charles J. Gillis 
Grace B. Loughlin 

Virginia Haviland 
Louisa S. Metcalf 



Assistant t«4fee Director, in Charge of 
Business Operations 

Assistant to the Division Head in the 
Division of Business Operations 

Deputy Assistant to the Direc^r 
Deputy Assistant to the Dii-ector 

Superintendent of Library Buildings 

Principal Accountant 

Chief of Bindery 

Chief of Book Preparation Department 

Chief of Book Purchasing Department 



Operations 



"^OAA- 



vJjl^ 



Francis X. Moloney 

Mary C. Bobbins 

Samuel Green 
Aaron A. Starr 

Jeremiah J, Danker 

Helen Schubarth 
James P. Mooers 
Mary M. McDonough 
Gerald L. Ball 



-■• Assistant-in-Charge 



93 



Officers of the Library, Emeritus 



Chief Librarian, Division of Home 
Reading and Community Services, 
Emeritus 



Orlando C. Davis 



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

Emeritus Alice M. Jordan 



Chief of Book Purchasing Department, 

Emeritus 
Chief of Book Stack Service, Emeritus 
Chief of Cataloging and Classification 

Department, Emeritus 
Chief of History Department, Emeritus 
Chief of the Information Ofl&ce, Emeritus 
Chief of Main Reading Room, Emeritus 
Chief of Music Department, Emeritus 
Chief of Young People's Room, 

Emeritus \ 

Business Branch Librarian, Em£ritus 
Business Branch Librarian, Emeritus 



Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 
Branch 



Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 
Librarian, 



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



Wilham C. Maiers 
William J. Ennis 

Lucien E. Taylor 
Laura R. Gibbs 
Elizabeth B. Boudreau 
William J. Mulloney 
Richard G. Appel 

Mary C. Toy 

Mary W. Dietrichson 
Dorothy M. Lovett 

Mary E. Ames 
Edith H. Bailey 
M. Florence Cufflin 
Margaret C. Donaghue 
Marion C. Kingman 
Sara A. Lyon 
Margaret L McGovern 
Clara L. Maxwell 
Carrie L. Morse 
Dorothy N. Pitman 
Katherine S. Rogan 
Elizabeth P. Ross 
Mary M. Sullivan 
Geneva Watson 
Rebecca E. Willis 



[94] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Expenditures for Personnel: 

Permanent and Probationary employees (ex- 
clusive of Binding Department employees) . $2,195,137.39 
Sunday and Evening, Extra and other service . 303,981.64 

$2,499,119.03 

Expenditures foe Contractual Services: 

Communications $16,745.04 

Light, heat, and power 70,334.07 

Professional and technical services . . . 5,949 . 18 

Recording and judicial services .... 2,508.30 

Repairs and maintenance of buildings and 

structures 54,367.50 

Repairs and servicing of equipment . . . 5,317.58 

Transportation of persons ._ . . . . 3,662.03 

Miscellaneous contractual services . . . 70,459 . 63 

229,343.33 

Expenditures for Supplies and Materials: 

Automotive $7.32 

Heating 15,238.14 

Household 12,006.75 

Medical and hospital 131.20 

OfRce 48,873.04 

Miscellaneous 18,964.79 

Books : 

City appropriation . . . $264,039.11 
Trust funds income . . . 47,261.42 

311,300.53 

Manuscripts: 

City appropriation . . . - 

Trust funds income . . . $7,793.55 

7,793.55 

Periodicals : 

City appropriation . . . $20,951.11 
Trust funds income . . . 707 . 32 

21,658.43 

Newspapers: 

City appropriation . . . $2,943.51 
Trust funds income . . . 1,572.85 

4,516.36 

Microfilms: 

City appropriation . . . $4,871 . 82 

Trust funds income . . . 660.75 r piqo i^? 

Posters, prints, photostats, maps : 

City appropriation . . $209 . 16 

Trust funds income . . . 1,648.33 , „^_ .^^ 

l,o57 . 49 

Recordings: «.q =-= o- 

City appropriation . . . $»,ooo.yo 
Trust funds income . . . 315.29 

o,o71.^4 

Films: 

City appropriation . . . $10,147.di 

Trust funds income . . . ^^^ ^^ 

Miscellaneous: 

City appropriation . . . $»,/oD.o-i 
Trust funds income . . . 1,934.74 

1U,d91.o5 

477,590.10 

Carried forward $3,206,052.46 



[95] 
AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1957 



Receipts from: 



Income from trust funds 


. <j>t 


64,115.29 


Dr. Samuel A. Green Memorial Fund . 




17,922.95 


James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account . 


700.00 


Gifts for Immediate Use: 






Sidney S. Altman (In memorj^ of) 


$100.00 




John Chappie .... 


5.00 




Film Council of Greater Boston 


182.75 




Ping H. Lee 


4.44 




Roslindale-West Roxbury Ki- 






wanis Club .... 


50,00 




WilUam M. Sutherland 


5.00 




Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 






Foimdation .... 


50.00 









397.19 
$3,404,774 . 43 



Carried forward 



5,404,774.43 



[96] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Brought forward $3,206,052.46 

Expenditures for Current Charges and Obligations: 

Insurance $1,294.15 

Rent 63,525.94 

64,820.09 

Expenditures for Equipment: 

Electrical and mechanical machinery and equip- 
ment $407.16 

Household furniture and equipment . . 1,571.07 

Office furniture and equipment . , . 2,952.00 

Miscellaneous equipment 601 . 00 

5,531.23 

Remodeling, Reconstruction and Extraordinary Repairs 

TO Buildings 929.57 

Roof Repairs 334,861.68 

Departmental Equipment Loan 47,629.90 

Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment and 

Furnishings Thereof 178,437.45 

Special Items: 

Trust Funds income, scholarships $100 . 00 

Trust Funds income, sick benefits 300 . 00 

Trust Funds income, miscellaneous 3,128.20 
Dr. Samuel A. Green Memorial 

Fund, miscellaneous . . 12,804.38 

$16,332.58 

Gifts for Immediate Use: 

Trustees' Fund . . $21.57 

Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 

Foundation .... 100.00 

121.57 

Grants : 

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

pohtan area) 395.67 

16,849.82 

Binding Department: 

Salaries $100,118.14 

Gas 80.88 

Repairs and servicing of equipment . . 281 . 37 

Miscellaneous contractual services ... 45 . 50 

Gasoline 6.00 

Household supplies and materials . . . 10.97 

Miscellaneous supplies and materials . . 7,992 . 81 

Miscellaneous office furniture and equipment 89 . 94 

108,625.61 

Carried forward $3,963,737.81 



97 



AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1957 



Brought forward 

Balances Brought Forward From 1956: 
City appropriation 



5,404,774.43 



Trust Funds income 

Dr. Samuel A. Green Memorial Fund 
James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account 

Gifts for Immediate Use: 

Anonymous B . . . $100.00 

.Anonymous C . . . .06 

Anne V. Becker ... 1 . 05 

Centennial Anniversary Fund 178.00 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg. . 6.35 

Eliza Frissell .... 3.00 

Helen O. Storrow . . . 9,868.42 

Lucien E. Taylor ... 100.00 

Trustees' Fund ... 32.89 
Albert H. and Jessie D. Wiggin 

Foundation .... 50.00 

Grants : 

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

Remodeling, Reconstruction and Extra- 
ordinary Repairs to Buildings 

Roof Repairs 

Departmental Equipment Loan . 

Departmental Equipment Loan — Revenue 

Construction of Buildings and Original Equip- 
ment and Furnishings Thereof 

Construction of Buildings and Original Equip- 
ment and Furnishings Thereof — Revenue 

Revenue on Hand 



$12,668.43 

18,798.44 

15,783.56 

9,279.21 



10,339.77 



1,030.92 

78,117.00 
393,954.50 

72,487.53 
7.50 

179,052.47 

48,000.00 
1,432.38 



840,951.71 



Carried forward $4,245,726.14 



[98] 
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Brought forward . 

Amounts Paid into the City Treasury 

Fines 

Sale of publications 

Payments for lost books and damages 

Commission on coin locks 

Commission on telephone stations 

Sale of waste paper 

Nonresident borrowers' fees 

Miscellaneous receipts 



Balances, December 31, 1957: 

Trust funds income 

James L. Whitney Bibliographic Account . 

Gifts for Immediate Use: 

Sidney S. Altman (In memorv of) $100.00 

Anonymous B . . . 100.00 

Anonymous C . . . . .06 

Anne V. Becker .... 1.05 

Centennial Anniversary Fund . 178.00 

John Chappie .... 5.00 

Mrs. Elihu T. Feinberg . 6.35 

Film Council of Greater Boston 182.75 

Eliza Frissell .... 3.00 

Ping H. Lee 4.44 

Roslindale-West Roxburv Ki- 

wanis Club . . \ . 50.00 

Helen O. Storrovv . . . 9,868.42 

WiUiam M. Sutherland . . 5.00 

Lucien E. Tavlor . . 100.00 

Trustees' Fund . . . . 11.32 



Grants: 

American Liljrary Association, fror^a Fund for 
Adult Education (For an American Heritage 
Project in five public libraries in the metro- 
politan area) 

piemodelixg, reconstruction and extr.aor 
dinary Repairs to Buildings 

Roof Repairs 

Departmental Equipment Loan . 
1956 Departmental Equipment Loan — Revenue 
Construction of Buildings and Origin.vl 
Evjuipment and Furnishings Thereof 

General Appropriation: 

Amount carried forward to 1958 

appropriation .... $9,922.06 
Surplus credit balance . . . 1,250.23 



$3,963,737.81 



Income on Hand 



To balance 



;62,845.20 

864.83 

2,438.27 

961.85 

1,095.50 

456.05 

11,162.00 

1,058.84 



58,393.41 
9,979.21 



10,615.39 



635.25 

77,187.43 

59,092.82 

24,857.63 

7.50 

48,615.02 



11,172.29 
1,105.28 



80.882.54 



281,661.23 
$4,326,281.58 



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AND RECEIPTS, DECEMBER 31, 1957 



Brought forward $4,245,726.14 

Receipts from: 

Fines $62,755.62 

Sale of publications 853.31 

Payments for lost books and damages . . 2,416.51 

Commission on telephone stations . . . 1,095.50 

Sale of waste paper 456 . 05 

Nonresident borrowers' fees 11,116.00 

Miscellaneous receipts 1,071.65 

Commission on coin locks 790 . 80 

80,555.44 



T) balance 



$4,326,281.58 



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