Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Election statistics, correspondence, speeches by John F. Kennedy, political polls, and audiotapes. Includes material relating to the book "Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye" (1972) by Powers, Kenneth P. O'Donnell, and Joe McCarthy, and to Kennedy's political career in Massachusetts and as president
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Articles, clippings, and periodicals, relating to the political career of Edward M. Kennedy including material relating to EMK: the Edward M. Kennedy Quarterly edited and published by Spada 1969-1972
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Legislative documents, minutes, finance reports, petitions, and ephemera, relating to the attempts of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, Mass., to secede from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts when it was evident that the two islands were going to lose their representation in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Many plans were developed which included complete secession from the U.S., making the islands a special territory of Massachusetts, or joining the states of Vermont or New Hampshire
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Series consists of records of meetings and other actions of the advisory panel to the Office of Quality Assurance, including agendas, notes, summaries of discussion and legal documents. Topics covered include intermediate care facilities, mental retardation personnel, and other issues at state schools
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The Government Land Bank was established in 1975 as an independent Massachusetts state agency to finance development of blighted areas and land surplus to state and federal uses. Series is created to monitor and maintain history of state and federal legislation relating to or affecting the agency's functions
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The Massachusetts Housing Partnership was created in 1985 within the Executive Office of Communities and Development (EOCD) to increase availability of affordable housing through a working collaboration among public, private, and nonprofit sectors. In conjunction with other EOCD programs it operated the Municipal Advance Program (MAP), to fund predevelopment services to communities with local housing partnerships for affordable housing. Series was created to monitor grants awarded under the program
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The attorney general of Massachusetts is the Commonwealth's chief legal officer. The Executive Bureau, which includes the attorney general and personal staff, is responsible for the overall supervision of the legal services provided by the office, for budgetary and personnel matters, and for the development of a uniform and consistent legal policy for the state. Series is created by the bureau to plan and implement inauguration of the attorney general after election -- Files contain memorandums, correspondence, planning files, program drafts, guest lists, and attorney general's inaugural address (drafts and final)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Series includes interim (Building for the 21st century) and final (Building for an intermodal future) reports of the Central Artery Rail Link Task Force, 1993 (Box 1); complete MIS/DEIS/DEIR (NorthSouthRailLink Project (EOEA #10270), 2003) cited above (Box 2); and ancillary documents including submission letter to the EOTC from the 1993 task force, EOEA response to the 1995 advisory committee submission, and excerpt from the Federal Register (2003) also cited above (Box 1)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The Dept. of Public Welfare has the responsibility to provide and administer a comprehensive public welfare financial assistance program (MGLA c 18, s 2). Any person aggrieved by the department's failure to render, failure to approve or reject application for, or decision to withdraw assistance, or by coercive or otherwise improper conduct of a social worker, has the right to a hearing upon appeal to the Division of Hearings (s 16). Hearing files are created to conduct these adjudicatory proceedings and to obtain decisions
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Pursuant to St 1996, c 151, s 567, county government of Franklin County (Mass.) was abolished (b), its county commissioners reconstituted as the Franklin Council of Governments Committee (h), and all powers and dutiies previously conferred on the county and its commissioners retained by the Franklin Council of Governments (r) and the Committee, all effective July 1, 1997. A regional charter commission (w) comprised of the committee and one selectmen-apppointed representative from each constituent municipality was to report a recommended structure of govenrment for the council by Dec. 31, 1977, such charter to be approved by majority vote of town meetings in a majority of towns or by majority vote in a county-wide election, to be effective July 1, 1998. In fact the charter was approved by the former method and adopted effective July 1, 1997, providing for governance by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments through an administrative Executive Committee. The state secretary, as ... Read More

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