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Series consists of transcripts of outgoing correspondence from the period of Samuel Gridley Howe's association with the school, and includes references to noted educator Edward Seguin's residence in early 1852 -- Some letters are signed by other officials of the school, including Alex McDonald, Edward Jarvis, matron Margaret McDonald, and George Howard Malcolm Rowe. Many are addressed to parents of students or potential students, with topics including patient accounts and applications, vacation arrangements, need for clothes, general reports on health and progress, and requests for information and annual reports. Contents: (1) letterbook Oct. 2, 1848-Sept. 7, 1858, first letters numbered 1-50; (2) letterbook 1858-1867: volume was used as a scrapbook with pictures clipped from 1900-1910 newspapers pasted on many of the earlier pages--other pages are missing; (3) letterbook 1857-1870, bulk 1867-1870; (4) letterbook 1860-1875, bulk 1870-1875, in letterpress format. Subsequent outgoing ... Read More
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As part of their mandate to protect drinking water supplies in Massachusetts, the Division of Water Supply and its predecessors have had overall supervisory authority over municipal and district water systems, pursuant to MGLA c 111, ss 159-174. Series has been created by the division and its predecessors to monitor compliance with clean water standards, to approve projects related to water delivery systems, and to investigate occasional water supply problems such as discoloration and odor -- Files contain correspondence, reports, copies of plans and drawings, chemical and bacterial analysis forms, copies of permits, and clippings. Topics include water main inspections, conditions placed on sewerline construction, engineering methods in pipe laying, remedial action taken in water quality problems, well site characteristics, river flow standards, impact of construction on water supply quality, conditions placed on projects to investigate deleterious impact, test well analysis, safety ... Read More
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The State Ethics Commission, formed in 1978 to interpret and enforce conflict of interest and financial disclosure laws for government employees in Massachusetts, may, on written request from a person subject to MGLA c 268A-B, render advisory opinions on the applicability of these laws (MGLA c 268B, s 3(g)). Such an opinion shall be a defense in any criminal action brought under these chapters and shall be binding on the commission in any subsequent related proceedings. The commission also reviews opinions of corporation counsel, city solicitor, or town counsel on questions relating to municipal employees under MGLA c 268A (see s 22), per the commission's municipal advisory opinion regulation
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The commission was responsible for coordinating agreements with other states on matters that benefit by reciprocity or interstate standards, such as labor and commerce, law enforcement, and provision of human services. These history materials were created for reference purposes, to assist the commission in understanding its mandate. The file includes typescript, carbon, and photocopied materials relating to the creation, authority, and jurisdiction of the commission and its membership -- It also contains background articles and information relating to the constitutional basis for interstate commissions nationally, as well as photographs of commission members, issued with press releases
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The commission, charged with planning an appropriate memorial to Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., created a portion of this series of photographs as an exhibit at the dedication of a bronze bust of Lodge, October 1988, at the Massachusetts State House. Other photographs document the dedication. Those from the exhibit are copies of photographs of Lodge from 1919 to 1972 as a young man and throughout his political life -- In them Lodge is seen with Charles De Gaulle, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Harry S. Truman, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, George Bush, and other national political figures
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Series consists of minutes of weekly meetings, with the superintendent and other administrators present, to discuss ongoing hospital events, issues and policies, including hiring and union issues -- Weekly administrative reports contain bulleted list of items discussed. Occasionally specific employees or patients are mentioned
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The adjutant general of the Commonwealth, as executive administrator of the state's Military Establishment, came to be responsible for preserving and administering information about all aspects of the state's military service. Created pursuant to Resolves 1886, c 59, this series establishes those entitled to prize money in Admiral Farragut's fleet for service during the Civil War -- L.K. Harman of Portland, Me. was commissioned to prepare the information. Arranged by vessel, it includes names of officers, crew members, and marines entitled to prizes, but not the prizes (ships) themselves. At the back, a printed list of additional prizes and captors is included, as is a crew list for the McLane, a vessel that captured two prizes during the Mexican War in 1846
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As record keeper for the Commonwealth, the state secretary has responsibility for administration of elections, maintenance of public records, filing and distribution of regulations and public documents, corporate registration, lobbying agent registration, recording of appointments and commissions, storage of historical data, preservation of historic sites, administration and enforcement of the Massachusetts Uniform Securities Act, information and referral on all aspects of state government, and until 1990, administration of the state decennial census. Publications administering or publicizing these activities are issued by the secretary's office and constituent divisions for intraoffice and public use, as preserved in this series -- Files may contain handbooks and manuals, newsletters, leaflets, pamphlets, and announcements
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However, conventions to consider amending the Constitution met in 1820 (administrative files in (M-Ar)53X, proceedings in (M-Ar)52X--for records in published form see series description cited below); 1853 (all proposals rejected); and 1917-1919 (administrative files in (M-Ar)54X), including a rearrangement of the Constitution accepted but nullified by the Supreme Judicial Court in 1920 ((M-Ar)36X). Series includes published transcriptions of constitutional convention records of 1853 (only original journal surviving, held by the Concord (Mass.) Public Library) and of 1917-1919 (not all originals surviving). For amendments since 1820 see (M-Ar)35. Records of occasional constitutional conventions for amendments passed or rejected since 1919 are found in the journals and unpassed legislation of the General Court's Senate ((M-Ar)531 and (M-Ar)231) and House of Representatives ((M-Ar)532 and (M-Ar) 230)
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Any citizen or group of citizens in Massachusetts may petition the General Court for legislative action on any subject. Such a petition is endorsed by a member of the legislature for presentation to the General Court, where through the legislative process it is unpassed or passed, subject to the governor's approval or veto. Bills that fail to pass in the House of Representatives are filed with the House clerk for one year