COLLECTION GUIDES

1914-1960

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The Elisabeth May Herlihy papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is PARTIALLY PROCESSED.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the professional papers of Elisabeth M. Herlihy, Secretary of the Boston City Planning Board from its inception to 1936, and afterward a member of the Board; also editor of Fifty Years of Boston: A Memorial Volume (Boston, 1932) and author of other pamphlets on Boston history. Collection includes documents relating to the memorial volume; notes and articles regarding the American City Planning Institute and the Mass. Federation of Planning Boards; material regarding city, state, and national celebrations of George Washington's birthday; general correspondence; and other misc. matter on cities and towns in Mass.

Restrictions on Access

The Elisabeth May Herlihy papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is PARTIALLY PROCESSED.

Summary Description of the Collection

Carton 1SH 156N .
Fifty Years of Boston: A Memorial Volume Table of Contents.
Carton 1SH 156N .
Fifty Years of Boston: A Memorial VolumePrefatory: Forward by committee.
Carton 1SH 156N .
Fifty Years of Boston: A Memorial VolumeBiographical.
Carton 1SH 156N .
Fifty Years of Boston: A Memorial VolumeTypescripts of chapters.
Carton 1SH 156N .
Fifty Years of Boston: A Memorial VolumeCorrespondence with authors (arranged alphabetically by author), A-Cr.
Carton 2SH 156P $
Correspondence with authors (arranged alphabetically by author), Cu-G
Carton 3SH 156Q /
Correspondence with authors (arranged alphabetically by author), H-N
Carton 4SH 156R +
Correspondence with authors (arranged alphabetically by author), O-W; various authors
Carton 5SH 156S %
Executive Committee minutes, 1930-1933.
Carton 5SH 156S %
General correspondence.
Carton 5SH 156S %
Acknowledgments.
Carton 5SH 156S %
Distribution.
Carton 5SH 156S %
Publicity.
Carton 5SH 156S %
Miscellaneous, and miscellaneous photos.
Carton 6SH 156T 0
Boston planning issues, A-R.
Carton 7SH 156U 1
Boston planning issues, S-Z.
Carton 8SH 156V 2
American City Planning Institute, 1914-1958.
Carton 9SH 156W 3
Elisabeth M. Herlihy general correspondence, 1923-1935.
Carton 10SH 156X 4
Massachusetts Federation of Planning Boards, 1923-1932.
Carton 11SH 156Y 5
Massachusetts Federation of Planning Boards, 1932-1935; George Washington's birthday bicentennial.
Carton 11SH 156Y 5
George Washington's birthday bicentennial.
Carton 12SH 156Z 6
Printed material on Massachusetts and Boston.

Preferred Citation

Elisabeth May Herlihy papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Washington, George, -- 1732-1799 -- Anniversaries, etc.

Organizations:

United States. -- President (1789-1797 : Washington) -- Anniversaries, etc.
Boston (Mass.). -- City Planning Board.
American City Planning Institute.
Massachusetts Federation of Planning Boards.

Subjects:

Authors, American.
City planning.
Editors -- Massachusetts --Boston.
Urban policy.
Women authors.
Women city planners.
Women in public life.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- 1865- .
Boston (Mass.) -- Officials and employees.
Public works -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Boston (Mass.) -- Social policy.