A0006 – Boynton Beach Junior Woman’s Club Collection

A0006 – Boynton Beach Junior Woman’s Club Collection


Title: Boynton Beach Junior Woman’s Club Collection
 Date span: 1930-1992 (inclusive); 1956-1974 (bulk)        
 Physical description: 7.5 linear ft. (17 boxes + 1 folder)
 Creator(s): Junior Woman’s Club (Boynton Beach, Fla.)
 Language note: English



Restriction on access: The collection is available for supervised use by appointment during normal Boynton Beach City Library hours. Users are required comply with the library’s regulations governing use.

Terms governing use and reproduction: Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). The Boynton Beach City Library adheres to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any use of a reproduction in excess of “fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement.

Related Material (location of originals, copies, publications): A0005 also contains Miss Boynton Beach information.

Acquisition information: Gift of Boynton Woman’s Club (2012.006); Boynton Beach Historical Society (2021.028.002)

Preferred Citation: Collection title including series, box, and folder numbers, Boynton Beach City Library Local History Archive.



Historical Note:  The Junior Woman’s Club was associated with the Boynton Woman’s Club, which is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs-Florida. The Junior Woman’s Club apparently sporadically existed between 1930 and 1992; the exact dates are unknown. It existed in 1930; the 1941 yearbook noted that it had been recently re-organized; a 3 Dec 1952 newspaper article announced the group was forming; letters were sent out in 1986 announcing Junior Woman’s Club being organized. Activities included meetings, dances, and other events. A main goal of the organization was fundraising for various charities. It also sponsored the Miss Boynton Beach pageant (1964-c1976).

Scope and Content Note: Incomplete administrative records, including meeting minutes, financial reports; publications, including event programs, yearbooks, and newsletters. A significant amount of this material concerns the Miss Boynton Beach Pageant, which the Junior Woman’s Club sponsored and directed for many years (1964-c1976), including photographs, scrapbooks.

General note: Collection includes audiotape; BBCL does not offer a means to view this material at this time.

Boynton Beach Junior Woman’s Club (Boynton Beach, Fla.)--Archives
Boynton Beach Woman’s Club (Boynton Beach, Fla.)
Miss Boynton Beach Pageant--Archives
Beauty contests--Florida--Boynton Beach--Archives
Beauty contests
Women--Societies and clubs--Florida--Boynton Beach--Archives
Women volunteers in social service--Societies, etc.
Women--Societies and clubs

Arrangement Note: 13 Series:
Series 1-Awards
Series 2-By-Laws/Organization/Governance
Series 3-Correspondence
Series 4-Events
    Subseries 1-Dances
    Subseries 2-Installations
    Subseries 3-Miscellaneous One-Time Events
Series 5-Financial Records
Series 6-Meetings
Series 7-Membership
Series 8-News Clippings
Series 9-Pageant
    Subseries 1-Audio/Video
    Subseries 2-Correspondence
    Subseries 3-Ephemera
    Subseries 4-Music
    Subseries 5-Photographs
    Subseries 6-Programs, Miss Boynton Beach
    Subseries 7-Programs, Miss Florida
    Subseries 8-Poster
Series 10-Photographs
    Subseries 1-Members
    Subseries 2-Past Presidents
Series 11-Publications
    Subseries 1-Brochures
    Subseries 2-Newsletters
    Subseries 3-Yearbooks
Series 12-Scrapbooks

Processing Information: Collection processed by Susan Swiatosz in 2017.
Date of finding aid: July 2021 / gc



Box 1: Series 1-Awards. 10 year service honor roll, 1953-1975

Box 2: 
Folders 1-9: Series 2-By-Laws/Organization/Governance. Includes general instructions from GWFC concerning organizing, member suggestions, and welcome packet, 1986.
Folders 10-13: Series 3-Correspondence, 1988. Includes invitation (1930) for farewell bridge party, and out-going thank you notes (1965, 1998)
Folders 14-16: Series 4-Events, Subseries 1-Dances, 1989, 1990, 1988
Folders 17-21: Series 4-Events, Subseries 2-Installation of officers, 1960, 1961, 1970-1972
Folders 22-18: Series 4-Events, Subseries 3-Miscellaneous One-Time Events, chiefly programs. 1958, 1963, 1987, 1990, 1992

Box 3:
Series 5-Financial Records, including cash journals (1962, 1964), rental information (1964), treasurer’s reports (1966-1968), event costs (1990)

Box 4: 
Series 6-Meetings. Chiefly minutes, 1952-1962, 1966, 1967.
Series 7-Membership lists, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1987-1988, 1991
Series 8-News Clippings, 1952, 1974, 1986, 1990

Box 5: Series 9-Pageant. Subseries 1-Audio/Video, reel-to-reel audio tapes, n.d.

Box 6: 
Series 9-Pageant. Subseries 2-Correspondence, sponsorship requests, 1966, 1975
Series 9-Pageant. Subseries 3-Ephemera, including Miss America bracelet, ticket to reception (1968)

Box 7: Series 9-Pageant. Subseries 4-Music, sheet music

Box 8: Series 9-Pageant. Subseries 5-Photographs, includes chiefly group and headshots of contestants and judges, 1965-1970

Box 9: Series 9-Pageant. Subseries 5-Photographs, includes chiefly group and headshots of contestants and judges, 1971-1976

Box 10: Series 9-Pageant. Subseries 6-Programs, Miss Boynton Beach, 1965-1976

Box 11: Series 9-Pageant. Subseries 7-Programs, Miss Florida, 1967, 1968, 1970-1973, 1975

Box 12: 
Series 10-Photographs. Subseries 1-Members, c1935, 1971-1974
Series 10-Photographs. Subseries 2-Past Presidents. Includes: Barbara Traylor (1964), Judy Sanders (1966, 1970), Jean Martin (1967), Ms Bynum (1969), Joyce Barclay (1971)

Box 13: Series 11-Publications.
    Subseries 1-Brochures, n.d.
    Subseries 2-Newsletters, 1988-1992
    Subseries 3-Yearbooks , 1941, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1960-1974

Box 14: Series 12-Scrapbook, 1956-1958

Box 15: Series 12-Scrapbook, 1966-1971

Box 16: Series 12-Scrapbook, 1971-1973

Box 17: Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1957-1961 & 1959-1960

  • Folder 1: Unbound scrapbook with clippings 1957-1961 on Boynton Jr. Woman’s Club activities, including Frolics; Negro swimming pool construction; Civic Center; Civitan Club. Created by Inez Mae DuBose Tirsbier (1930-1997), donated by her daughter, Inez Tirsbier Savage, to the Boynton Beach Historical Society, unknown date. 2021.028.002
  • Folder 2: Boynton Jr. Women’s Club “Frolics” programs from 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 and Miss Boynton Beach Pageant Program 1966. Boynton Beach Junior Woman's Club held its first "Frolics" in 1958, which included musical acts performed by members. Staged and directed by John Easterbrook, with choreography by Miss Gillian and Homer Babb. Collected by Inez Mae DuBose Tirsbier (1930-1997), donated by her daughter, Inez Tirsbier Savage, to the Boynton Beach Historical Society, unknown date. 2021.028.002.
  • Folder 3: Scrapbook featuring clippings on Boynton Jr. Woman’s Club activities 1959-1960. In binder, pages in protector sheets. Probably created by Bee Hansen. Donated by Kim Hansen, to the Boynton Beach Historical Society, unknown date, 2021.028.002.

Unboxed, supported by tied cardboard: Subseries 8-Poster