A0007 - Boynton Beach Sorosis Collection

A0007 - Boynton Beach Sorosis Collection


Title: Boynton Beach Sorosis Collection
 Date span: 1964-1993 
 Physical description: 10.3 linear feet (19 boxes)
 Creator(s): Boynton Beach Sorosis Collection
 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 to complete a registration form and 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.

Additional physical form available: Scrapbooks (1975 to 1988) available in electronic form (s:/archives/A0007/scrapbooks)

Acquisition information: Gift of the Boynton Woman’s Club (2012.006); Janet Centola Hakala (2013.004); two undated scrapbooks from Betty Thomas (2017.015)

Custodial history: Scrapbooks donated by Betty Thomas (16 March 2002) to the Boynton Cultural Centre; transferred to BBCL on 7 Dec 2017.

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



Historical Note: The Boynton Beach Sorosis Club was affiliated with the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Its initial meeting was held 11 Nov 1964, and the group voted to dissolve on 13 April 1993. Annual activities included parade floats, tenth-grade high school students of the month, and fashion shows, as well as other volunteering and charitable activities.

Scope and Content Note: Chiefly records and scrapbooks detailing the activities of the Sorosis Club, including meeting minutes, event photographs and programs, and some organizational material. Of significant note is the scrapbook collection, which details all activities through each year.

Boynton Beach Sorosis Club (Boynton Beach, Fla.)--Archives
Women--Societies and clubs--Florida--Boynton Beach--Archives
Women--Societies and clubs
Women volunteers in social service--Societies, etc.
Women volunteers in social service--Societies, etc.--Archives
Florida--Boynton Beach 
Boynton Beach (Fla.)--History--Archives
archival materials
fonds (collections)

Arrangement Note: Arranged into 12 series.

  • Series 1-By-Laws/Organization/Governance
  • Series 2-Correspondence
  • Series 3-Ephemera
  • Series 4-Events
    • Subseries 1-10th Anniversary
    • Subseries 2-Fashion Shows
    • Subseries 3-Installation Dinners/banquet programs
  • Series 5-Financial Records
  • Series 6-History
  • Series 7-Meetings
    • Subseries 1-Board Meetings
    • Subseries 2-Regular Meetings
  • Series 8-Membership
    • Subseries 1-General
    • Subseries 2-Presidents
  • Series 9-Newsclippings
  • Series 10-Photographs
  • Series 11-Publications
  • Series 12-Scrapbooks

Processing Information: Collection processed in SMS
Date of finding aid: March 2019/GC



Box 1
Series 1-By-Laws/Organization/Governance: certificate of incorporation and bylaws, 1976
Series 2-Correspondence: 5 pieces, membership letters
Series 3-Ephemera: card, poems, ribbons
Series 4-Events
    1-10th Anniversary: event script, 1975
    2-Fashion Shows: 1972-1973
    3-Installation Dinners/banquet programs: 1976-1983
Series 5-Financial Records: ledgers 1965-1966, 1966-1967
Series 6-History: written articles, c. 1980 and 1991

Box 2
Series 7-Meetings
    1-Board Meetings: 1989-1993
    2-Regular Meetings: 1989-1994
Series 8-Membership
    1-General: attendance ledger, 1964-1973
    2-Presidents: report, speech text, 1977-1978
Series 9-Newsclippings
Series 10-Photographs of events: c. 1970s-1980s

Box 3
Series 8-Membership: plaque with presidents’ and founding members’ names 1993

Box 4
Series 11-Publications: Yearbooks 1965-1993. Includes members, by-laws, meeting dates, budget

Box 5
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1964-1965

Box 6
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1965-1967

Box 7
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1967-1968

Box 8
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1973-1974

Box 9
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1974-1975

Box 10
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1975-1976

Box 11
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1976-1977

Box 12
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1977-1978

Box 13
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1978-1979, 1979-1980

Box 14
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1981-1982

Box 15
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1982-1983

Box 16
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1983-1984

Box 17
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1985-1986

Box 18
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1986-1987

Box 19
Series 12-Scrapbooks, 1987-1988