Home - General histories of the Boston Public School system and individual schools
Busing Crisis - The most controversial era for the Boston Public Schools
Official Records - Available from the Boston Public Library or the Boston Public School Department
Schools - Researching specific school names, school buildings and images
Yearbooks - Finding yearbooks for specific schools
Student records are not available from the Boston Public Library. Students should apply to the School Department for transcripts of their student records. The official records that the library can supply include:
The Boston Public Library has a large collection of records of the School Department. The links below will take you to digitized collections of annual reports, manuals and proceedings. You also can search the catalog for non-digitized items by searching:
Author: Boston Public Schools
Author: Boston (Mass.), School Committee
Or you can search by individual schools, departments within the Boston Public Schools (e.g. Department of School Buildings) or individual superintendents or headmasters.
The City of Boston Archives has an extensive collection of School Department records. These range from the Committee on Superintending the School for Mutual Instructions records from 1821-1823 to Charlestown High School records (including graduation programs and yearbooks) covering 1852-2005.