Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
In Massachusetts, the State Board of Lunacy and Charity and its predecessors, the Board of Charities (to 1879) and the State Board of Health, Lunacy, and Charity (1879-1886), received weekly reports from institutions under their jurisdiction. Among these was the State Primary School, opened at the State Almshouse at Monson in 1866 and continuing after the almshouse's closing in 1872 until 1895, provided lodging, instruction, and employment for dependent and neglected children under age sixteen without settlement in the Commonwealth and some juvenile offenders. Reports list weekly admissions and discharges from the institution
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Under the direction of the state archivist, the Massachusetts Archives is responsible for securing, preserving, and managing noncurrent records of the Commonwealth determined to possess archival value. The state secretary's responsibility for such records, grounded in the Constitution (1780), was not specifically delegated until 1897, when the third clerk of the secretary's office was designated as chief of the Archives Division (St 1897, c 351). Series reflects administration of the secretary's archival function after further provision for the professional post of Archivist of the Commonwealth (St 1962, c 18) -- Files consist of weekly statistical summaries of reading room/reference activity and annual reports to the state secretary on Archives activities generally
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The State Reform School was founded in 1847 and opened in 1848 at Westborough for the instruction, discipline, employment, and reform of male juvenile offenders in Massachusetts. It was renamed the Lyman School for Boys in 1884 and closed in 1972. During the period 1895-1911 it was administered by the Trustees of the Lyman and Industrial Schools, who held monthly meetings to vote on decisions concerning the school and its students. Reports issued to the superintendent are abstracts of trustee minutes, documenting decisions regarding the status of individual students and the administration of the school
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The Division of Drug Rehabilitation and its predecessor were responsible for operating a comprehensive drug abuse prevention and treatment program in Massachusetts. Subject files were maintained in the course of research on drug-related programs and issues in Massachusetts, for the most part by the division's director of research, but also earlier by the administrator of the Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Board
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The Committee to Investigate the Purchase of Local Sewers by the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board was appointed by the governor in order to investigate local sewers within cities and towns within the metropolitan sewerage district that were not already within the metropolitan sewerage system to determine whether they should be purchased by the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board (1901-1919). The committee's designated role was to investigate the extent, condition and usefulness of the sewerage systems (Resolves 1904, c 98). Report documents legal hearings held before the committee, including transcripts of the three hearings
Newark Public Library
Organized in 1 box : news releases, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, financial reports, publications, memorandums, minutes, fliers, bylaws (1989), proposals, etc
Newark Public Library
Programs, invitations, histories, directories and letters relating to various libraries in New Jersey (1938-1992). State and Area Library Services (Spring Conference, NJLA, 1974, NJLA Banquet, 1974, Library Service for the People of New Jersey: A Fact-Finding Study, 1952, Part 1, NJLA, Briefs of Testimony Given Before The Commission to Study Library Services in New Jersey by Representatives of NJLA, 1954, "Do Not Have and Cannot Borrow" (1957), "The Public's Attitude toward Public Library Services in Essex County, New Jersey," 1969; NJLA Newsletters 1950-1953; Better Libraries for New Jersey, 1956; "Libraries for the People of New Jersey or Knowledge for All," 1964; Municipal Library Study Commission of West Essex, 1968; "Suggested Recommendations for Interlibrary Cooperation in the State of New Jersey," Prepared for the Public and School Library Services Bureau, Division of the State Library, State Department of Education, Trenton, New Jersey, by Joseph Eisner, 1968
Newark Public Library
Organized in 7 Hollinger boxes in alphabetical order, this collection includes materials relating to National Alliance of HUD Tenants
Newark Public Library
"Newark on Parade" (formal announcement of the Newark Exposition, leaflet, 1935), 76th annual meeting (report, 1944), Misc. leaflets, "Newark-a city you'd like to know more about" (pamphlet, 1971), The Exec (1969-1976), Info (1971-73), "News" (press release, 1970-76), Trends (1976), Misc. publications (Love Newark Committee-awards, 1989)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The Committee on Rules is generally in charge of procedural matters for the House of Representatives of the Massachusetts General Court, and considers all matters referred to it. In 1906 the committee was responsible for investigating and adjudicating charges affecting the integrity of House members, after bribery charges were made in connection with votes on an amendment to the "Bucket Shop Bill" relating to gambling places. Series, which documents the committee's investigation, contains draft reports, statements, motions, letters, memorandums, notes, and newsclippings