Massachusetts. State Board of Health

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The State Board of Health, established in 1869, was abolished in 1879, and its functions absorbed by the State Board of Health, Lunacy, and Charity until 1886, when its was re-established. It was succeeded in turn by the State Department of Health in 1914 and the Department of Public Health in 1919.

From the description of Minutes, 1869-1914. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122405618

Massachusetts has administered water works and sewage disposal for the Boston metropolitan area successively through the Board of Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners (Metropolitan Sewerage Commission) (1889-1901) and the Metropolitan Water Board (1895-1901); the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board (1901-1919); and the Water and Sewerage Divisions of the Metropolitan District Commission (1919-1985). Since 1985 these functions have been assigned to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.

From the description of Legislative abstracts, 1797-1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 180705825

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creatorOf Massachusetts. State Board of Health. Collection of materials issued by or relating to the Board of Health, Concord, Mass., <1894>-<1970> Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Massachusetts. State Board of Health. Legislative abstracts, 1797-1913. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
creatorOf Massachusetts. Dept. of Public Health. Agency history record. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
creatorOf Massachusetts. Division of Water Supply. Consulting engineers' reports, 1886-1931. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
creatorOf Massachusetts. Division of Water Supply. Technical assistance directives, 1887-1970. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
creatorOf Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health. Annual reports, 1870-1984. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
referencedIn Chapin, Charles V. (Charles Value), 1856-1941. Report concerning the state board of health / [Charles V. Chapin]. Rhode Island Historical Society
referencedIn Gloucester (Mass.). Sewerage and drainage records and papers, 1864-1922. Gloucester Archives
creatorOf Massachusetts. Division of Water Supply. Technical assistance reports, 1886-1970. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
creatorOf Massachusetts. Dept. of Environmental Protection. Photographs (Lawrence Experiment Station), 1901-1987 (bulk 1915-1955). Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
creatorOf Massachusetts. Division of Water Supply. Index to reports and letters of approval, 1880-1974. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
creatorOf Massachusetts. State Board of Health. Minutes, 1869-1914. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
creatorOf Massachusetts. State Board of Health. Reports of smallpox cases, 1893-1894. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
referencedIn American Association for Labor Legislation. Records on Microfilm, 1905-1910 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
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associatedWith Chapin, Charles V. (Charles Value), 1856-1941. person
associatedWith Gloucester (Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts. Dept. of Environmental Protection. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts. Dept. of Public Health. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts. Division of Water Supply. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts. State Board of Health, Lunacy, and Charity. corporateBody
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Massachusetts--Boston Metropolitan Area
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
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Smallpox
Public health
Sewage disposal
Water-supply
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Active 1901

Active 1987

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