5100 digitized photographs from the Northeastern Library's Archives and Special Collections. The photographs date from about 1915-2000, with the bulk of the material dating from 1940-1995, mostly in black and white.
They photographs individuals who have directed, organized, advised, and staffed the BGCB, including Executive Directors Arthur T. Burger (1935-1960) and William Lynch (1960-1967). They also provide information about awards given by the clubhouses for achievement in sports, games, and academics, and detail clubhouse sponsored contests in which members participated. They document the facilities of the BGCB, specifically Charlestown, Roxbury, and South Boston, as well as buildings within the Boston communities. Photographs concerning promotional campaigns, such as images from window exhibits, billboards, and MBTA stations are represented. Also documented are BGCB fund raisers, many of which involved celebrities, including Roger Clemens, Senator Ted Kennedy, Jackie Robinson, and Ted Williams.
The images provide a glimpse into the clubhouses and the activities in which the children were involved. The largest group of photographs falls under the category of program and events, including many types of educational programs including tutoring programs, classes, and workshops. Highlights include images from the Bunker Hillbillies and the Tom Pappas Chefs Club. Photographs of events held by the clubs, such as their 100th Anniversary in 1993 and the annual road race in Charlestown are also included here.
Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences, Humanities