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|Genre/Form:||State government records
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Massachusetts. Commissions Section.; Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State.|
|Notes:||Most 1976-1978 files lacking; Jan.-Apr. 1995, 1996, 2008-2009 files lacking.|
|Description:||31.25 cubic ft. (25 record center cartons)|
Notices include copies of correspondence to the appointee from the governor, identification sheets listing data on office and appointee, and qualifying certificates (signed oath or statement of administered oath signed by the governor or other commissioners to qualify public officers). Older files more usually contain lists of appointee by office. Also included are 1949-1968 files of returns of names changed in probate court. (For others see: Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. Returns of names changed in probate court ((M-Ar)142X). Box 18 includes voided appointments, 1982-1992.
For a listing of related series see: Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. Records of commissions, proclamations, pardons, and other official documents, 1713-1945 (bulk 1747-1936) ((M-Ar)161X).
See also: Council. Council files--subseries (2).
In conjunction with recent files, see closely related series: Massachusetts. Governor's Personnel Office. Appointment files, 1800-2007 ((M-Ar)598).