Massachusetts Archives


Port of Boston Authority/Commission minutes

Part of: Port of Boston Commission

Port of Boston Authority/Commission minutes, 1945-1959.

10 volumes (1 and partial record center cartons)
Call no.: TC10/2617X

Scope and Content: Massachusetts St 1929, c 229 established the Boston Port Authority, a board consisting of two gubernatorial appointees and three appointees by the mayor of Boston, to investigate matters relating to the port of Boston.  The membership was enlarged and responsibilities redefined by St 1938, c 453. St 1945, c 619 replaced the Boston Port Authority with the Port of Boston Authority, consisting of five gubernatorial appointees. St 1951, c 457 transferred from the authority to the Dept. of Public Works responsibility for certain sections of tidewater as specified in the act. St 1953, 608 replaced the Port of Boston Authority with the Port of Boston Commission, also consisting of five gubernatorial appointees.  Per St 1956, c 465 (revised by St 1958, c 599), effective Feb. 1959, the Port of Boston Commission was absorbed into and replaced by the Massachusetts Port Authority.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically
Notes: Transferred to Archives by Massachusetts Port Authority, May 1997. Box 1 (also includes minutes of the State Airport Management Board (M-Ar)2616X)): 1945-1951. Box 2: 1952-1959.
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