A0045 – Esther Orr Collection

A0045 – Esther Orr Collection


Title: Esther Orr Collection
 Date span:  1987-1995
 Physical description: 12 linear ft. (23 boxes)
 Creator(s): Esther Kipple Orr (1927-2012)



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: Images of photoalbum pages available.

Acquisition information: Gift of Esther Orr (2012.005)

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



Historical note:  Born Esther Mae Kipple on 25 May 1927 in Zanesville, Ohio, she moved to Tampa Florida at a young age with her family. After a career with Pan Am, she married James A. Orr in 1948 (divorced 1986), moved to Boynton Beach in the early 1950s, and had four children. Later in life, she embarked on a teaching career, teaching elementary school for 20 years and retiring at the age of 72. She died 13 October 2012.

Scope and content note:  Chiefly photoalbums of Boynton Elementary School fourth-grade students’ science and nature field trips, science fairs, and in-class activities.

School children
School field trips

Processing information: Collection processed in 2018 by sms; 
Date of finding aid: April 2019/ gc



Box 1: Photoalbum, 1987
Box 2: Photoalbum, 1988
Box 3: Photoalbum, 1988-1989
Box 4: Photoalbum, 1988-1989
Box 5: Photoalbum, 1989
Box 6: Photoalbum, Sea Camp, 1990
Box 7: Ephemera, includes: 
•    Bust portrait of a boy by Andrew D, grade 4
•    Pin: Col. Esther (Pete) Orr, Commemorative Air Force (CAF)
•    Tea towel: D-Day Museum
•    Jigshaw Puzzle
Box 8: Photoalbum, 1990 4th grade
Box 9: Photoalbum, 1990-1991
Box 10: Photoalbum, 1990-1991
Box 11: Photoalbum, 1991
Box 12: Photoalbum, 1991 Dec
Box 13: Photoalbum, 1992 May, water plant, PE, school
Box 14: Photoalbum, 1992-1993
Box 15: Photoalbum, 1992-1993
Box 16: Photoalbum, 1993
Box 17: Photoalbum, 1993
Box 18: Photoalbum, 1993, cash for cans, Flagler Museum, MacArthur State Park
Box 19: Photoalbum, 1994
Box 20 Photoalbum, 1994
Box 21: Photoalbum, 1994
Box 22: Photoalbum, 1994
Box 23: Photoalbum, 1995

Photographs (oversized)*oversized item in Flat Files, Drawer 19

Photo of airplane marked "Confederate Air Force" over Boynton Inlet.  Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Fifi." Handwritten on back: "Col. Esther (Pete) Orr. 36x26 framed, 29x19.5 print. White wooden frame.    Hanging in the archives storage room