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City of Boston School Committee minutes : manuscript, 1792-1905, v.6 (1850-1854), Index

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Boston (Mass.). School Committee


51 volumes : 37 x 26 cm or smaller (fol.)Manuscript minutes of the meetings of the Boston School Committee from 1792 through 1905. Minutes detail the regular business of the School Committee, including, but not limited to general oversight of Boston schools, response to petitions and grievances; allocation of funds, supplies, and other resources; adoption of curricula, review of personnel matters; construction and maintenance of school buildings and facilities, establishment and decomissioning of individual schools, including the establishment and governance of a school for African American students (the Abiel Smith School); and other mattersTitle devised by catalogerMarginal annotations, provided throughout, summarize contents of each entryIncludes six volumes of indices, covering various years, as well as ledger of supplies for 1880Forms part of the Boston School Committee recordsIn addition to other materials, the Boston School Committee records also contain 332 boxes of loose documents, chiefly dating from 1784 to 1914. Organized by date and filed under call number MS Bos. SC.2.I, these records and papers comprise petitions, grievances, business documents, correspondence, and other materials related to the work of the School Committee. In many cases, the records and papers in MS Bos. SC.2.I document matters recorded in the minutes of the School Committee meetingsBound in reversed leather. Many volumes with gilt red leather label on upper coverCataloged 20180904
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