Boston Public Library
Government Information

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Boston’s Municipal Register (1841-1991)

Boston’s Municipal Register: Containing Rules and Orders of the City Council, the City Charter and Recent Ordinances, and a List of Officers of the City of Boston

The Municipal Registers provide an excellent insight into the workings of Boston government for a time period.  The exact contents change from time to time.  At one point, they offered election results.  At other times, city maps were included (available here).

1840s | 1850s | 1860s | 1870s | 1880s | 1890s

1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s

1960s | 1970s | 1980 & 1981 | 1990 & 1991


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1990/91