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Alfred E. Vellucci Snapshot Collection

Identifier: P024
The Alfred E. Vellucci Snapshot Collection consists of mounted photographs conveying a “day in the life” of Cambridge Mayor Vellucci. Other prominent figures in the photographs are Richard McKinnon, administrative aid; Joe Connertan, Deputy City Clerk; Paul Henley, City Clerk; and a painting by Willis Woolen Mills of Cambridge, England.


  • 1976

Language of Materials

Material is in English.


Collection is available for research under the CHC rules of use.

Copyright Notice

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives.


1 folder (9 photographs)


The Alfred E. Vellucci Snapshot Collection consists of 9 mounted photographs conveying a “day in the life” of Cambridge Mayor Vellucci. This promotional material was created for display during his time in office.

Historical Context and Biographical Note

Alfred E. Vellucci (1915-2002) was born in Somerville to Pasquale Vellucci and Quintalina Masci. He married Jurina Valentino. Vellucci was a WWII vet, a Commendatore for the Italian Government, and a city tax accessor for the Department of Revenue. He became a Cambridge School Committee member in 1951. By 1955 he began his 34-year position on the City Council. Some of his political interests included supporting rent control, encouraging corporate tax cuts, advocating for the Cambridge Health Alliance, and attempting to rename Harvard Square. In 1976 there was a snapshot collection of “a day in the life” of the mayor, which was the same year he attempted to ban genetic engineering on recombinant DNA at Harvard University. Vellucci retired from public office in 1991 and died on October 19, 2002 and was buried in Cambridge Cemetery.

Collection Arrangement

Materials arranged as they were donated.

Physical Location

Collection is stored on-site

Collection is stored as part of Small Collections.


The scrapbook pages were donated by Juliet Turner from the City Hall’s Finance Department in 2011.

Processing Information

Processing and original finding aid by: Brittany Fox, February 2019.

Encoded by: Brittany Fox, April 2020.
Alfred E. Vellucci Snapshot Collection
Processing and original finding aid by Brittany Fox, February 2019. Machine-readable finding aid created by Brittany Fox, April 2020.
Description rules
Finding aid was prepared using DACS
Language of description
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives Repository

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Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 US