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Cambridge City Engineer Records

 Collection
Identifier: CHC066
Abstract This collection consists of an assortment of books and one rolled item from the Cambridge Office of the City Engineer. The books cover a period from about 1860 to 1908. Examples of the content in the books are plot drawings, measurements, transcribed land deeds and abstracts, field notes, newspaper clippings, mathematical calculations, and copied legal documents.
Dates: ca. 1860s-1914

Cambridge City Planning Documents

 Collection
Identifier: CHC038
Scope and Contents This collection contains reports, booklets, correspondence, ephemera, and other documents pertaining to city planning and development in Cambridge. Most of the documents were created by City of Cambridge departments such as Cambridge Community Development (CDD) and the Cambridge Planning Board (including when it was the Planning Department), though other departments and city organizations like the Cambridge Housing Authority or Water Board may appear as creators as well. Some documents related...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1945-2003

Cambridge Engineering Department Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CHC007
Scope and Contents This collection consists of various documents from the Cambridge Engineering Department from ca. 1793 to 1957, ranging from water works documents to non-waterworks documents. Examples of the documents include reports, contracts, letters, legal documents, financial documents, advertisement and bids.The non-waterworks documents include documents about railroads, rapid transit system, rifle range, sewers, and streets. For the details of the water works documents, please refer to the...
Dates: ca. 1793-1957

James A. Stafford Plans

 Collection
Identifier: OBJ03
Abstract 1 oversize volume, measuring ~24 x 20.” Volume represents personal collection of plans of an engineer at the Cambridge Water Board.
Dates: ca. 1860-1870s

Municipal Ledgers and Books Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CHC028
Abstract This collection consists of 23 volumes pertaining to various functions of the Cambridge municipal government. All volumes are hand-written. Included are notebooks kept by municipal employees detailing land use, sewers and drains, railroads, alcohol licenses, and parks. One item of note is the diary of T.P. O’Neill, father of 47th Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill. T.P. O’Neill, Sr. was Inspector of the Parks Department and later Superintendent of Sewers. Also included are volumes of certificates...
Dates: 1855-1941, bulk 1855-1900