Good Government Association records, 1900-1936.


Good Government Association. Good Government Association records, 1900-1936.

Good Government Association records, 1900-1936.

Record of the Good Government Association (GGA), 1900-1936, created to 'arouse in the citizens of Boston a sense of political duty and aid the voters in a practical way to secure the election of aggressively honest and capable men.' Records include reports made about prospective politicians such as James Curley, Calvin Coolidge, Martin Lomasney, Patrick Collins, and John F. Fitzgerald; investigations into the management of budgets and contracts relating to municipal infrastructure projects in Boston; inspection of the city budget and the activities of the Finance Commission; and promotion of the 1909 revision to Boston's City Charter. Also includes GGA correspondence; membership records; financial statements, auditor's reports and cashbooks; publications and brochures; 45 scrapbooks; newspaper clippings; and individual candidate investigation files with clippings, correspondence, interviews, and campaign ephemera. Also, records of the Boston Charter Association; Carriage Bills, 1902-14; and non-GGA printed materials.

60 linear feet UNPROCESSED.

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Collins, Patrick A. (Patrick Andrew), 1844-1905 (person)

Irish American attorney; Congressman from Massachusetts. From the description of Letter to James Jeffrey Roche, 1891 June 13. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 68116920 Lawyer and politician. Born near Fermoy, Ireland, Collins immigrated to America in 1848. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1871 and practiced law in Boston. He served in the Massachusetts State Legislature and was a member of Congress from 1883-1889. He was mayor of ...

Fitzgerald, John Francis, 1863-1950 (person)

Curley, James Michael (person)

Nutter, George R. 1863-1937. (person)

Lomasney, Martin Michael, 1859-1933 (person)