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Name of Creator: Welch, Mary Ellen.
Title: Mary Ellen Welch Papers
Date:1948, 1966-2012 (bulk 1971-2012)
Reference Code:M198
Location Code:37/3, FF5/D6
Extent:1.35 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents Mary Ellen Welch's involvement with East Boston planning and activism regarding the Massachusetts Port Authority's Logan International Airport expansion, pollution, and noise. Materials include correspondence, flyers, newspaper clippings, notes, and reports.
Historical Abstract:Mary Ellen Welch is a community activist and former teacher at Hugh R. O'Donnell Elementary School in East Boston, Massachusetts. Since the 1960s, she has been an advocate for East Boston residents on issues surrounding waterfront development, affordable housing, public schools, and the expansion of Logan International Airport.
Language and Scripts:Materials entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:Arranged into one series: Series 1. Subject Files.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Frank, Barney, 1940-
  • King, Edward J., 1925-2006
  • King, Mel
  • Pitaro, Mimie
  • Sallese, Albert J.
  • Salvucci, Frederick
  • Welch, Mary Ellen
  • Welch, Mary Ellen

  • Airport Impact Relief, Incorporated
  • East Boston Neighborhood Council
  • East Boston Area Planning Action Council
  • Logan International Airport
  • Massachusetts Port Authority
  • Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Incorporated

  • Airport noise
  • East Boston (Boston, Mass.)
  • Low-income housing
  • Minorities--Housing
  • Noise pollution

Conditions Governing Access:The collection is unrestricted.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:Received from Mary Ellen Welch on September 28, 2013.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Copyright restrictions may apply.
Processor: Finding aid prepared by Daniel J. Lavoie II, August 21, 2014, and Kieran McGhee, December 17, 2015