COLLECTION GUIDES

1952-2005

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The John W. Sears 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 UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.

There are restrictions on the use of this collection. Users must sign an agreement stating that they understand these restrictions before they will be given access to the collection.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the professional papers of John W. Sears, Massachusetts States representative, Suffolk County sheriff, and chairman of the Finance Commission of Boston, Metropolitan District Commission, and the Massachusetts Republican Party, 1952-2005. Collection contains papers related to Sears's involvement with Massachusetts and Boston politics as well as work with the Republican State Committee, Republican City Committee of Boston, Gerald Ford's presidental campaign, and metropolitan parks.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John W. Sears, Jan. 2004.

Restrictions on Access

The John W. Sears 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 UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.

There are restrictions on the use of this collection. Users must sign an agreement stating that they understand these restrictions before they will be given access to the collection.

Restrictions on Use

The Massachusetts Historical Society does not claim ownership to the literary rights (copyright) of letters and manuscripts written by individuals other than John W. Sears in this collection. The Massachusetts Historical Society cannot give permission to publish or quote from documents by individuals for whom it does not hold copyright. Use of these materials does not imply permission to publish. It is the sole responsibility of the researcher to obtain formal permission from the owners of the literary rights (copyright) to publish or quote from documents in this collection.

Photocopies are for personal use only. Personal use photocopies may not be donated or deposited in other libraries or archives, or made available to other researchers without the written permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Summary Description of the Collection

Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Republic City Committee, 1964-69
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Republican State Committee, 1980, 1984-1996
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Massachusetts Republican platforms
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Worcester Issues convention, 1967
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Massachusetts Republican conventions
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Democratic platforms
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Republican State Committee, election, 1976
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Republican State Committee, organization
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Republican committees, city-town-state
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
City, ward, and town committees, by-laws
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Republican State Committee, members
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
State campaign finances director, 1976
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Republican State Committee, correspondence, 1975-76
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Acknowledgements, 1975-76
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Finance, contribution laws, federal
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Finance, contribution laws, state
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Gordon Nelson
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Regro
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Fundraising, lists, estimates, etc.
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Fundraising, key
Carton 1SH 14ZG F
Republican State Committee, budget, 1980
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Finance and budget, 1975-76
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Fundraising, cities and towns
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Budget Committee, 1972-73
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Republican State Committee, budgets, 1964-69
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Absentee ballots
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
State Committee, agendas
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Committee on By-laws
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Committee, task force, blacks
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Committee on Heritage, task force
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Committee on Issues
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Committee, Massachusetts constitution
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Committee on Registration
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Convention
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
County Chairman's Association
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Credentials Committee
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Curtis Divisions
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Election law
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Executive Committee, agenda and minutes
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
John W. Sears committee, working papers
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
John W. Sears, expenses
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Federation
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Finance Committee (Republican State Committee)
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
50 years of service, Saltonstall dinner, June 1975
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Ford dinner
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Machines and typewriters, maintenance contracts
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Newsletter, March
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Ron Civins, Mills
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Newsletters, Massachusetts
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Office
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Patronage
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Plans and reports
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Republican State Committee, polls
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Press/ public relations
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Quotas
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Registration
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Republican Club of Massachusetts
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Republican Party Council
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Republican State Congressional Committee
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Roseborough case
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Rules
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Rule 29
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Sargent portrait project
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Sherriff Martin
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Senior task force
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Special elections: Bill Webb, Bob Lawson
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Speech material, introductions
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
State committees' members divisions
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
YRS, youth task force
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
RNC, delegations, 1977
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Organization of delegation, 1976, national convention
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Delegates, 1976, national convention
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
National convention, 1976, delegates, caucuses and selecting
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
National convention, 1972
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
RNC
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
RNC, rules
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Delegate selection process, litigation
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Delegate selection, national convention
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
Phone bank, RNC
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
National platform, 1968, party rules
Carton 2SH 14ZH G
National platform, 1976, party rules
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
Taxes, 1961-1996
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
Public welfare in Massachusetts, 1960s
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
University of Massachusetts, 1960s
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
Rockefeller Foundation, 1965
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay, 1960s-1970

John Sears for Governor packets [1982]:

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MSD - Children/daycare
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
MSD - Elders
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
MSD - Education
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
MSD - Human services
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
MSD - Crime
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
MSD - Energy
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
MSD - Environment
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
MSD - Health care
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
MSD - Mental health
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
MSD - Housing "homeless"
Carton 3SH 14ZI H
MSD - Transportation
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
[early Republican State Committee papers], 1952-53
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
George Fingold speech file, 1950s?
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Tom O'Neill, 1981-82
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Edward King, 1978-1982
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Boston City Committee, 1970-95
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Republican City Committee, by-laws, 1948-1990
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Boston Republican platform
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Republican party, theory, practices, ideals
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Republican party, John W. Sears states its case
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
GOP, future, [1980s]
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Republican party information, 1966-68
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Press writing on Republican party, 1968-87
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Committee for Responsible Government
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Freedom Republicans
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Rule 10 initiative [ca. 1996]
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Ripon Society, Inc., et. al. v. National Republican Party, 1975
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Corporations, tax audits, 1971-78, annual reports
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Ward III, 1975-1990
Carton 4SH 14ZJ I
Republican State Committee, by-laws
Carton 5SH 14ZK J
St. Botolph Club
Carton 5SH 14ZK J
Water pollution
Carton 5SH 14ZK J
Voting behavior
Carton 5SH 14ZK J
Town files, A-Z
Carton 5SH 14ZK J
People files, B-W
Carton 5SH 14ZK J
Governor, 1986 campaign
Carton 5SH 14ZK J
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, 1973-74, Reorganization
Carton 5SH 14ZK J
Governor's Task Force on Metropolitan Development, 1974
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Gardner Crime Commission, 1965-66
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Globe Neighborhood series, 1967 (Back Bay)
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Elderly affairs to 1970
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Youth: Children, Office of, youthful offenders, to 1970
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Crime Commission, 1960s
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Boston budget, 1964-69
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Urban renewal
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Ethnic studies, 1967
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
House - Reduction in size
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Housing in Boston, condominium conversion
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Volpe - sales tax proposal, 1964-69
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Boston Redevelopment Authority, 1966-2001
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Boston Society of Architects
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Boston State College
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Boston's 350th birthday, 1980 (Boston's Jubilee)
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Boston University
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Boston boundaries
Carton 6SH 14ZL K
Boston - Browne Fund
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Lawsuits
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Back Bay Association
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
North End waterfront project
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
State Taxes
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Higher education in New England
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Redistricting/reapportionment
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Republican State Committee: Urban progress
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
John W. Frenning
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Republican town (ward) committees - by-laws
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Back Bay - Policing
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Beacon Hill - complaint
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Misc. bulletins and newsletters
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Republican City Committee of Boston
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Republican State Committee, misc., 1965-68
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Republican City Committee - Boston republican platform
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Planning and design development
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Police - Studies
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Police - Administration
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Patronage
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Pay raises
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Payroll
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Pension
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Personnel (City of Boston)
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Pinball machines
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Boston's health and hospitals, building program
Carton 7SH 14ZM L
Boston Licensing Board
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Boston Housing Authority - Accounts, 1964, 1966
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Boston Housing Authority, 1969-73
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Boston Housing Authority
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Boston Municipal Industrial Park
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Boston Municipal Research Bureau
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Assessments
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Auditing
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Austin Block (Charlestown)
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Back Bay parking, 1981
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Bay State Road, historic district
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Beacon Chambers
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Boston - problems, 1966-68
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Better Boston - quality of life, services
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Blackstone Block
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Bnai Brith project, Brighton
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Booth Parenting Home
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Boston, monograph, 1964
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Boston Committee, Inc.
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Boston Development Corporation
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Boston Foundation
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Boston Garden
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Boston welfare - ABCD/anti-poverty
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Affirmative action
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Agenda for Boston, 1980
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Alcohol/bars
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Animal control
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Architects and engineers
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
2 Arlington Street
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Armory - housing
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Arson
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Art
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Police
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
League of Women Voters
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Legal services
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Legislation
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Libraries
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Licensing Board
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Lights
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Linkage
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Liquidator - Dorchester Bay pollution
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Mayor Menino
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Minimum wage law
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Liquid natural gas - transport
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Literacy - "Read Boston"
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Literary park
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Litter
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Long Island Hospital
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Management - Boston
Carton 8SH 14ZN M
Maps of Boston
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Massachusetts General Hospital - resident physician's house
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Medical Area Total Energy Plant
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Mattapan Hospital
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Maxwell's Plum
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Mayor Collins
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
1980 - Mayor's reorganization
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Mayor White
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Mayor Flynn
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Minorities
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Mission Hill - Medical center area
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Mission Main tenants' task force
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Model cities
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Mosque
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Municipal Research Bureau
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Neighborhood development
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Office of Neighborhood Improvement
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Neighborhood services
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Neighborhood youth corps
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
New England Legal Foundation
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
North Station - UDAG
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Boston Marine Industrial Park
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Parkman House
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Parks - Boston
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
O'Connell
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
182 Tremont Street
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Organization
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Overviews
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Parking - resident parking
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Parking
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Parking tax
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Parkman Fund
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Boston development and design
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Cablevision
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Casa Maria Housing Corporation
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Cemetery Division
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Boston - census/demographics
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Charlestown Navy Yard
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Boston - City charter reform
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Christopher Columbus Community Center
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Citizens' Housing and Planning Association
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
City Council
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
City Year
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Cleary Square
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Neighborhood Development Program, 1981-82 (block grants)
Carton 9SH 14ZP O
Community Development block grants
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Community schools/centers
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Conservation and community
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Constables
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Construction (municipal)
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Consumers' Council
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Continental Wingate (Kelton Street)
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Contracts and contracting
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Convention and tourist bureau
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Housing - condominiums
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Housing - discrimination
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Housing - homeless
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Housing - infill
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Housing - inspection, sanitary code violations
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Housing - lodging houses
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Housing - Chapter 121-A
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Housing - Public housing/projects
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Housing - rental housing
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Housing - rent control
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Hub Motors, South End
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Human rights, civil rights
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Human Rights Commission
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Infrastructure
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Inspectional Services
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Irish Social Club
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Jaywalking
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Jobs with Peace
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
L Street
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Landmark Commission
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
LEAA
Carton 10SH 14ZQ P
Copley Place
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
C.O.P.E. (Coping with the Overall Pregnancy/Parenting Experience)
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Vincent Corolla
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Corruption
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Corruption - Jack Williams
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Crime
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Curfew - closing parks
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Dalton Street Hotel
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Designer selection
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
District representation
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
D.N.A. - Committee on Recombinant DNA Technology
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Dorchester Bay
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Dorchester Pottery Works
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Drugs
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Debit transfers
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Economic development
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Elders
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Election
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Election commissioner
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Emergency medical services
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Employment/jobs in Boston
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Employees (City)
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Employment and economic policy administration
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Employment (CETA)
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Energy
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Enterprize zone
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Environment
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Environment Department
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Eustis Street
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Expo Boston, 1975-76
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Fair Housing Commission
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Fenway Park - C.A.R.D.
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Exchange Building - 53 State Street
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Financial disclosures - City officials
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
46 Beacon Street - Rev. Moon
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Fire Department
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Flood control
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Franklin Fund
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Franklin Park
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Pornography
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Positive Program for Boston
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Private Industry Council
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Property equalization
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Proposition 2 ½ -- Boston
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Prostitution
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Public facilities
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Public works
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Quality of life - Planning and design, Boston
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
The Quincy Complex
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Rat control
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Real property
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Recycling, Hyde Park
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Redistricting
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Reservoir Towers
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Restrooms
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Residency
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Retirement board
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Roslindale Square
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
St. Botolph
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
St. Gabriel's, Brighton
Carton 11SH 14ZR Q
Salaries
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
School committee
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
School superintendent
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Citizens for the Boston Schools
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Schools - Parents
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
School Volunteers for Boston, Inc.
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Schools - Partnerships
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Schools - Head Start
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Schools - "Behind the Numbers…"
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Schools - Plans and proposals
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Schools - Personnel
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Schools - Exam schools
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Schools - surveys
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Higher Education
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Ghetto
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Ghetto - Banking, insurance, credit
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Ghetto - Education
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Ghetto - Riot outlook
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Ghetto - Welfare
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Ghetto - Housing
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Ghetto - Jobs
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Ghetto - Legal aid
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Ghetto - Medicine
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Ghetto - Model cities
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Ghetto - Police
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Ghetto - Potential community violence
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Freedom Trail
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Gangs
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Garvey playground - lighting
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Gavin House
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Great Cities Conference
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Guns
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Handicapped
Carton 12SH 14ZS R
Hastings Street parcel
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Haymarket
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Health care and hospitals, Boston
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High rise
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
House 4362
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
H.P. Hood
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Hope House
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
Schools - various folders and topics
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
Seismic Advisory Committee
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
17 F information [Boston City Council]
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
Sewer lines
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
Sidewalks
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
Signage
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Smoke detectors
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
Smoking
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Snow removal
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South Station
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Southwest Corridor
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Street furniture
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
Street numbers
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Streets - potholes, paving, etc.
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
Student intern program
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
Suffolk County costs
Carton 13SH 14ZT S
Summerthing
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Taxes
Carton 14SH 14ZU T
Tax-exempt institutions
Carton 14SH 14ZU T
Taxicabs
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Tent City
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Teradyne
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Theatre district
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Tourism
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Transportation/traffic
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Trash disposal
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Treasurer's office
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Trees
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United Shoe Machinery Building
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University of Massachusetts/Boston
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Urban Development Action Grant program
Carton 14SH 14ZU T
Urban gardening
Carton 14SH 14ZU T
Urban renewal
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Urban wilds
Carton 14SH 14ZU T
Utilities
Carton 14SH 14ZU T
Vacant lots
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Vandalism
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Villa Victoria
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Video games
Carton 14SH 14ZU T
Volunteer projects
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Watch groups
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Water and Sewer Commission
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Welfare
Carton 14SH 14ZU T
Westland Avenue apartments -- Urban Development Action Grant
Carton 14SH 14ZU T
G.R. White Fund
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Youth Activities Commission
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Youth Services Board
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Zoning

Alphabetical files

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Abortion
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Adoption
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Alcoholism
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Anti-aid
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Artery/tunnel project
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Arts
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Attorney general
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Audit/auditor
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Auditorium
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Auto insurance
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Banks
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Bicycles
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Bicycles
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Bottle bill
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Budget - Massachusetts
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Campaign finance
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Capital funding
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Capital Planning, Division of
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Census
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Children's issues
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Civil service reform
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Commercial development
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Commission Against Discrimination
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Commonwealth Service Corps
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Community affairs
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Constitutional reform
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Consumer projection
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Contracts/bids
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Convention Center Authority
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Conventions, political
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Corrections
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Corruption
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Cosmetology
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County government
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Crime
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Crime
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Day care
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Death penalty
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Debt
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Development
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Disabled
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DNA
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Drugs
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Drunk driving
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Earthquake
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Economic growth
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Education
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Education
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Elders
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Election law
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Employment
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Energy
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Environment
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Ethics
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Federal
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Fees
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Fenway Park
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Fire
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Fishing
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Food/agriculture
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Gambling
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Ghetto
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Governor's Council
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Gun control
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Handicapped
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Harbor/cleanup
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Harbor islands
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Hippies
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Historic
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Home rule
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Housing
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Human services
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Industrial accidents
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Initiative
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Insurance
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Judicial
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Knives
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Labor
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Land bank
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Legal system
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Legislature
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Libraries
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Literacy
Carton 21SH 17AD X
Lobbying
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Local aid
Carton 21SH 17AD X
Lottery
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Marriage
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Medical
Carton 22SH 17AE Y
Medicare
Carton 22SH 17AE Y
Megaplex
Carton 22SH 17AE Y
Mental health
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Metropolitan
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Metropolitan District Commission
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Military
Carton 23SH 17AF Z
Minorities
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Mobile home
Carton 23SH 17AF Z
Motion pictures
Carton 23SH 17AF Z
Parks and recreation
Carton 23SH 17AF Z
Pensions
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Personnel/public employees
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Planning/design
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Police
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Polls
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Pornography
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Port of Boston
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Privatization
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Public health
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Public safety
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Public works
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Quality
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Racing
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Real estate
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Registry
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Regulations, mental health
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Secretary of State
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Separation of power
Carton 24SH 17AG -
Sex offenders
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Small business
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Smoking
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Social Services, Department of
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Social Security
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Stadium/arena
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State/local relations
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Suicide
Carton 24SH 17AG -
Taxes
Carton 24SH 17AG -
Telecommunications
Carton 24SH 17AG -
Term limits
Carton 24SH 17AG -
Tort
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Tourism
Carton 24SH 17AG -
Transportation
Carton 25SH 17AH .
Transportation
Carton 25SH 17AH .
Treasurer
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Turnpike Authority
Carton 25SH 17AH .
Two and one-half, Proposition
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Veterans
Carton 26SH 17AI
Water Supply
Carton 26SH 17AI
Welfare
Carton 26SH 17AI
Whistle blowers
Carton 26SH 17AI
Women's issues
Carton 26SH 17AI
Year 2000
Carton 26SH 17AI
Youth services
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Zoning/land use
Carton 26SH 17AI
Governor's Conference on the Environment, 1968
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John Sears' scrapbook on employment, etc.

Neighborhood files

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Allston-Brighton
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Back Bay
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Bay Village
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Beacon Hill
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Business district
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Charlestown
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City Hall Plaza
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Columbia Point
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Combat/Cultural Zone
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Dorchester
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Fenway
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Hyde Park
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Jamaica Plain
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Kenmore Square
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Mattapan
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Mission Hill
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North End
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North Station
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Park Plaza
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Roslindale
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Roxbury
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South Bay
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South Boston waterfront
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South Cove/Chinatown
Carton 29SH 17AL +
South Cove/Chinatown
Carton 29SH 17AL +
South End
Carton 29SH 17AL +
Waterfront
Carton 29SH 17AL +
West End
Carton 29SH 17AL +
West Roxbury
Carton 29SH 17AL +
Campaign files
Carton 30SH 17AM %
Boston City Council files, meetings; 1980

City Council meetings, minutes, memos, correspondence, reports, etc.

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Boston City Council files, meetings; 1981

City Council meetings, minutes, memos, correspondence, reports, etc.

Carton 32SH 17AP 2
Boston City Council files, budget; 1980-1981

City Council files, topics

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City Council, 1964-1967
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City Council, 1979
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City councilors' conference, 1980
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Boston financial, 1978
Carton 33SH 17AQ 3
Boston financial, 1980
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Rules, 1980
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Press releases, Aug. 1981
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Press releases, Sep. 1981
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Council staff
Carton 33SH 17AQ 3
Council committees, 1980-1981
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Committee on government finance
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Committee on public safety
Carton 33SH 17AQ 3
Budgets
Carton 33SH 17AQ 3
Correspondence, 1980-1981
Carton 33SH 17AQ 3
City Council, 1982
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Auditor
Carton 33SH 17AQ 3
Parking violations bureau
Carton 33SH 17AQ 3
Debit transfers
Carton 33SH 17AQ 3
Budget, 1980-1981
Carton 33SH 17AQ 3
Tregor Crisis, 1981
Carton 33SH 17AQ 3
School spending crisis, 1981
Carton 33SH 17AQ 3
Sears better budget, 1981-1982
Carton 33SH 17AQ 3
Budget, 1982-1994

City Council files, topics

Carton 34SH 17AR 4
School Committee/City dispute, 1981
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Tregor Crisis, 1981
Carton 34SH 17AR 4
R. Flynn
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Menino transition
Carton 34SH 17AR 4
Boston City Council - comedy
Carton 34SH 17AR 4
Misc. City Council papers, 1981
Carton 34SH 17AR 4
Transition, 1983-84: personnel, Flynn, org., appts., mayor's office
Carton 35SH 17AS 5
Reports, studies, printed matter
Carton 36SH 17AT 6
Reports, studies, printed matter
Carton 37SH 17AU 7
Reports, studies, printed matter
Carton 38SH 17AV 8
Reports, studies, printed matter
Carton 39SH 17AW 9
Reports, studies, printed matter
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Reports, studies, printed matter
Carton 41SH 17RN A
Metropoliton District Commission
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Metropoliton District Commission
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Newspaper clippings

Preferred Citation

John W. Sears 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:

Ford, Gerald R., 1913-

Organizations:

Boston (Mass.). -- Finance Commission.
Boston (Mass.) -- Officials and employees.
Metropolitan District Commission (Boston, Mass.).
Republican Party (Boston, Mass.). -- City Committee.
Republican Party (Mass.). -- State Committee.
Suffolk County (Mass.). -- Sheriff.

Subjects:

Parks -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Politicians -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1974.
Sheriffs -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County
Massachusetts -- Politics and government -- 1951-