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A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC: TREASURES OF CITY HALL
 
The New Records

With the introduction of computers into City Hall, many of the records are stored on disks, and recently Wang Laboratories worked with the Clerk's Office on a pilot program for municipal record keeping using a state of the art imaging system.  On April 14,1992, Lowell Cable Television began live broadcasts of City Council meetings.  Mayor Tarsy T. Poulios says, "This is a good step.  It will let people see their government at work."  The attic contains reports of Council proceedings dating from 1836.  The next generation of scholars will study videotape.

Selected List of Documents at City Hall
Annual Reports (1836-1924)*
Auditor's Reports (1837-1967)*
City Department Reports (1850-1885)*
City Marshall Reports (1830-1850)*
Journal, Board of Aldermen (1852-1857)*
Militia Reports & Records (1837-1873)*
Moth Assessment Ledgers (1906-1944)*
Municipal Registers (1891-1910)*
Payroll & Daybook (1883-1970)*
Petitions and Communications (1836-1914)*
Records: Married Women in Business (1881-1893)
Reports: Common Council and Election of 
   Officers (1836-1945)*
Roster of 30th Regiment MVM Mass. (1862-1865)
Sidewalk Assessments (1869-1915)*
Street Sprinkling Assessments (1905-1929)*'
Street Department Letter Boxes (1901-1951)*
Soldiers and Sailors in War of Rebellion Lowell, A-Z
Soldiers Benefits (1891-1943)*
Town of Lowell Papers (1826-1836)
Treasurer's Journals & Ledgers (1836-1970s)*
Writs (1826-1865)*
* Incomplete

attic entry to the City Hall's clock
     The attic entry to the workings of City Hall's 

                     famous clock is unmistakable.
 
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