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Chatto, Andrew, 1841-1913. 1
Christopher Columbus Community Center (Boston, Mass.) 1
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Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. 1
Coker, Daniel, 1780-1846 1
Cole, Phyllis 1
Coletti, Joseph, 1898-1973--Archives 1
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Coletti, Joseph, 1898-1973--Sources. 1
Coletti, Joseph, 1898-1973. 1
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay), 1875- 1
Cooling, Lois 1
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Cram, Elizabeth Carrington Read, 1873-1943. 1
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Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942--Correspondence. 1
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Mary Shaw Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 2863
Call Number: MS 2863
Scope and Contents This collection contains 204 items, the majority of which are letters addressed to Mary Shaw, actress and suffragette, during the years 1882 to 1908. These letters focus mainly on planning professional and personal social engagements. News surrounding the theater community is also discussed. Letters from her business partner George Fawcett (1860-1939), outline his plans for their jointly owned theater company and its finances. In addition, there are 18 written letters by Shaw to her sister,...
Dates: 1899-1914; Majority of material found in -

S.H.M. Clinton Collection of Sacco-Vanzetti Material

 Collection
Call Number: MS 7408
Scope and Contents The S.H.M. Clinton Collection of Sacco-Vanzetti Material documents the case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian anarchists, who were charged with robbing and murdering Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli at the Statler-Morrill Shoe Company factory in Braintree, Massachusetts on April 15, 1920. Sacco and Vanzetti were executed in Charlestown State Prison on August 23, 1927. Also included are small collections of papers of Mary Donovan Hapgood and Catharine Huntington....
Dates: 1920-1977; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1982

Social Justice Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS 7403
Scope and Contents This collection contains eight boxes of activism-related ephemera from 1968-1983, documenting changing American ideologies at the grassroots level in Boston and Cambridge. Particularly strong topics represented in the collection are Boston’s busing crisis, boycotts of major companies such as J.P. Stevens & Co., workers strikes, farmworkers’ rights, housing and tenant rights in Cambridge, anti-nuclear activism regarding Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant, advocacy for nuclear disarmament,...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1968-1983

Society of Printers records

 Collection — Container: MS 7107
Call Number: MS 7107
Scope and Contents The records documents the activities of the Society, particularly its monthly meetings, annual William A. Dwiggins lecture, and fall pilgrimages. Speaker selection, meeting arrangements, membership nominations, and the 50th, 75th, and 100th anniversaries as well as the Boston Ink exhibit are also documented. Of interest is the comprehensive history of the Society located in box 45, folders 24-26 and box 49, folder 1. The...
Dates: 1905-2018

Eleanor Spaak Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS 5039
Scope and Contents This collection documents the journalistic career of Boston native Eleanor Spaak, who wrote a design and society column for Home Furnishings Daily from 1965-1968 and also published articles in Newsday and Ladies Home Journal. In her column,  Spaak reported on the latest trends in fashion, design, art, and architecture. Moreover, she also reported on the lives of actors, artists, members of...
Dates: 1965-2011; Majority of material found in 1965-2004

Robert Stolz Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS 7345
Call Number: MS 7345
Scope and Contents The collection contains eighteen letters, which are dated 1973-1974, and sixteen of them are from Robert Stolz (1880-1975) or his secretary. The other two are from Einzi Stolz (1912-2004), Stolz’s wife. These letters were sent to Dima Paul Shishko (1910-1992) and are in response to Shishko’s requests to record certain Viennese music, and inquiries into where he can purchase Stolz’s records in the United States.
Dates: 1973-1974; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2014

Bertha Stuart Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 7043
Call Number: MS 7043
Scope and Contents This collection contains Barbara Adams Hebard’s research on Bertha Stuart, a book cover designer active at the beginning of the twentieth century. Hebard gathered this material with the intent of writing a biography about Stuart. The research became the basis for an exhibit of Stuart’s designs that was featured in the Rare Books Department of the Boston Public Library entitled “A Fixed Rule of Design: The Book Art of Bertha Stuart”. The catalog for the exhibit, Hebard’s correspondence with...
Dates: 1996-2002; Majority of material found in 1895-2002; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2009

Bertha Stuart Collection of Sketches and Watercolors

 Collection — Container: MS 7410
Call Number: MS 7410
Scope and Contents The sketches and watercolors of Chinese children contained in this collection were studies that Bertha Stuart used to illustrate a calendar. Also included are photographs, sketchbooks, and bookplates
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2015

Suffolk Co., Mass.. Coroner's Inquests

 Collection
Call Number: MS 7321

Emily Tennyson Letters

 Collection — Container: MS 6015
Call Number: MS 6015
Scope and Contents This collection contains eighty-three letters from Emily Lady Tennyson, wife of Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), primarily to Margaret Gatty, children’s author and amateur marine biologist. The letters date from the time of their first meeting in November 1858 through 1873, shortly before Mrs. Gatty’s death. Covered in the letters are a variety of topics, including news of the Tennyson household and the literary activities of both families. A selection of these letters has been published in...
Dates: 1858-1873; Other: Date acquired: 02/20/1951

Celia Thaxter correspondence with Annie Fields

 Collection — Container: MS C.1.38
Call Number: MS C.1.38
Scope and Contents This collection contains 269 letters written by Celia Thaxter (1835-1894) between 1869 and 1893. The majority of the letters are addressed to American writer Annie Fields (1834-1915) and document Thaxter’s daily life: writing and other artistic endeavors, gardening, book discussions, family troubles and successes, domestic life and her experiences with Spiritualism. She often included descriptions of nature in her letters and was well-known for her descriptions of the Isle of Shoals, first from...
Dates: 1869-1893

Thomas Pennant Barton Correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: MS G.7.1-.6

Tremont Theatre Collection

 Collection — Container: MS Th. 4
Call Number: MS Th. 4
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence written by actors, actresses, and musicians seeking and accepting engagements, financial records, and legal documents.
Dates: 1839-1843

Trustees of the Boston Public Library Records: McKim Building Art and Architecture Records

 Collection — Container: MS Bos Li
Call Number: MS Bos Li
Scope and Contents Although plans for a permanent library building for the City of Boston began in the mid- nineteenth century, it was not until 1888, when Samuel Abbott, the President of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library, accepted the architectural plans by the New York firm McKim, Mead & White, did the project come to fruition. This collection documents the Trustees approval of  the design submitted by Charles Follen McKim, the meeting between Charles Follen McKim, Stanford White and Augustus...
Dates: 1859-1965; Majority of material found in 1888-1895

UrbanArts, Inc. Records

 Collection — Container: Records
Call Number: FA 2015.02
Scope and Contents The UrbanArts Institute is an independent, non-profit organization 501(c) (3) affiliated with Massachusetts College of Art and Design. An award winning non-profit, UrbanArts has a thirty-year history of managing and implementing temporary and permanent works of public art and design. The collection provides a comprehensive history of the public art activities of Boston and is a vital resource for scholars and historians of public art administration, urban planning, and contemporary Boston...
Dates: 1970-2014; Majority of material found in 1980-2014; Other: Date acquired: 08/29/2013

Frederick Porter Vinton Correspondence, 1875-1911

 Collection — Container: MS 7042
Call Number: MS 7042
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters from thirty-one correspondents to Frederick Porter Vinton that document requests for sittings, scheduling of sittings, and plans for the receipt of portraits.In addition, the collection contains three letters which are not written to Frederick Porter Vinton; rather they are written about him. One of the letters is from Wendell Phillips to his nephew, John, and the other two are from Samuel A. Green of the Massachusetts Historical Society to Vinton's...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1875-1911; Other: Date acquired: 03/00/1983

Virginia and Richard Ehrlich Collection

 Collection — Container: MS E.9.4
Call Number: MS E.9.4

Welch, Bigelow and Company Collection

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 1072
Call Number: MS Am. 1072
Scope and Contents This collection documents the printing business of Welch, Bigelow, and Company from 1867-1879 and also that of John Wilson and Son, University Printers, from 1879-1886.  Correspondents include other printing and publishing companies and individual authors either sending or requesting proof sheets and corrections, as well as other queries about printing and production.
Dates: 1867-86; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1969

Whaling and Other Nautical Papers

 Collection — Container: MS 3565
Call Number: MS 3565
Scope and Contents The majority of this collection documents the many aspects of the whaling and shipping industries from 1694-1974, such as outfitting and financing of voyages to daily life on board a 20th century whaler to the price of whale oil. In addition, the lives of sailors’ families at home, the business transactions of many ship owners, among them Samuel Osborn of Edgartown, Massachusetts, and William R. Rotch & Co. of Nantucket and New Bedford, Massachusetts, and transactions of business agents...
Dates: 1696-1974; Majority of material found in 1800-1892

William E. Wight Business Papers, 1906-1910

 Collection — Container: MS 7106
Call Number: MS 7106
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of approximately 190 items related to the development and financing by William E. Wight of triple-decker houses in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The collection provides insight into the costs of building materials and home furnishings in the first decade of the twentieth century, as well as a look into various contracting companies which did business in Boston. Included are business invoices, receipts of payment, and building permits.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1906-1910; Other: Date acquired: 08/00/2012