BALTIMORE CITY ARCHIVES
(Board of Estimates)
Files relating to requests made to the Board of Estimates, arranged alphabetically by the agency making the request. Before 1966, except for scattered items, the files were all discarded after twelve years (see also series 6). Beginning with 1966 the files are screened, retaining only historically significant items. In the majority of the files the request was read verbatim into the board's minutes and is therefore discarded after the twelve year retention period. The files retained are those requests which were accompanied by supporting documents such as reports or contracts that were not included in the minutes or the amendments to the minutes. Also included in thses files are the requests which were deferred (and presumably not acted on) and general reports to the board. These are filed at the end of each year.
A complete listing of original file folder headings is available at the Baltimore City Archives.