Friday, February 22, 2013

A Small Document at the State Library of Massachusetts

The State Library has a wide variety of documents especially Massachusetts documents. When I was shelving recently, I discovered a parking voucher, the smallest document I have ever handled (4" x 4").  The words, “Guest of Massachusetts” and the years 1630 and 1930, were written on it. It looks like it allowed for one guest to park on the State House grounds.  Since Boston and the Massachusetts General Court (another name for the Massachusetts Legislature) both celebrated its 300th anniversary in 1930 perhaps it was a guest parking for these events.  The document was issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public works and its call number is MR 629.2M3 D41g. 

Take a look at this other document that relates to the 300th year anniversary;qtype=keyword;locg=111

Naomi Allen
Reference Librarian