A0044 – Tuite Family Papers

A0044 – Tuite Family Papers


Title: Tuite Family Papers
 Date span: 1950-1975    
 Physical description: 6.5 linear ft. (14 boxes)
 Language note: English



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Acquisition information: Gift of Fran McKeral (2015.004 and 2015.011), Small Boynton Book Club scrapbook from the Boynton Cultural Centre (2015.005)

Custodial history: Possibly the papers of John "Jack" Martin Tuite (1918-2006) and Mabel Rousseau Tuite (1913-1992). 

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



Scope and content note: Chiefly a small amount of material from several local organizations associated with these families’ involvement with several local organizations, including the Boynton Beach chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Boynton Beach Boy Scouts of America, Boynton Beach Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Boynton Beach Book Club, Boynton Beach Freemasons, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Boynton Beach, Boynton Woman’s Club, Boynton Beach Historical Society, Lion’s Club, First Methodist Church in Boynton Beach, and Whitcomb Gun Club. 

Biographical note:  John “Jack” Tuite was one of the first paid Boynton Beach firemen in 1953 and later became the first paid Fire Chief in 1959. He also worked in the Palm Beach Police and Sheriff’s departments. His wife, Mabel Rousseau, was a teacher at in Boynton Beach for 37 years.

Order of the Eastern Star. Boynton Beach Chapter (Boynton Beach, Fla.)
Nonprofit organizations
Tuite, Mabel Rousseau, 1913-1992
Tuite, John Martin, 1918-2006

Processing information: Collection processed in 2017 by sms
Date of finding aid: Apr 2019


Box 1
Series 1-Boy Scouts of America

Box 2
Series 2-Boynton Beach Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

Box 3
Series 3-Boynton Beach Book Club moved to Boynton Beach Book Club Collection, A0101

Box 4 & 5
Series 4-Boynton Beach Businesses, including a case from First Bank of Boynton Beach 

Box 6
Series 5-Boynton Beach Historical Society: undated papers, list of officers and memberships c. 1980s
Series 6-Boynton Woman's Club: misc. papers, including invitations and programs c. 1980s-1990s

Box 7
Series 7-City of Boynton Beach: Papers from the City, including waterworks receipts (1944, 1950), notice of street widening (1950), Centennial celebration fan (1995)

Box 8
Series 8-Correspondence
Series 9-Delta Kappa Gamma Society International in Boynton Beach: correspondence, receipts
Series 10-Ephemera: ballpoint pens, Red Cross cards (1942)
Series 11-First Bank of Boynton Beach
Series 12-First United Methodist Church in Boynton Beach
Series 13-Girl Scouts, Inc.: papers (1954-1955)
Series 14-Lions Club in Boynton Beach: membership cards and by-laws (1963-1964)

Box 9
Series 15-Masons (Freemasonry) in Boynton Beach
Subseries 1-Boynton Beach Lodge: membership cards (1956-1982)
Subseries 2-Mahi Temple, Miami: membership cards (1967-1974)
Subseries 3-Order of DeMolay
Subseries 4-Palm Beach County Shrine Club: membership (1965)
Subseries 5-Palm Beach Gardens Amara Shrine Club: membership cards (1983)
Series 16-Photocopies of Newsclippings

Box 10
Series 17-Order of the Eastern Star
Subseries 1-Boynton Beach Chapter: correspondence, handcrafted ephemera, photos of “worthy matrons” 
•    Bogardus, Audry (1962); 
•    Collins, Edna (1956); 
•    Kunkle, Erlene (1983); 
•    Little, Ruth (1967); 
•    MCGregor, Hazel (1953); 
•    Moss, Helen (1955); 
•    Robertson, Cora (1975); 
•    Robinson, Dorothy (1958); 
•    Van Deusen, Lucy (1973); 
•    Wilson, Mary Belle (1995); 
•    Woolbright, Virginia (1952); 
•    Wright, Mytrice    (1963)
     2-Boynton Beach Rainbow Assembly (Rainbow Girls)

Box 11
Subseries 3-Delray Beach Chapter: Yearbook 1942, School 1944
Subseries 4-State of Florida: 1991, 1994

Box 12
Series 18-Photographs
Series 19-Veterans of Foreign Wars in Boynton Beach
Series 20-Whitcomb Gun Club patches

Box 13: Photographs
Large photocopy of collage, Mabel Tuite’s 1955 classroom
Eastern Star officers 1960 & 1962

Box 14: plaque