A0046 – C. Stanley Weaver Collection


A0046 – C. Stanley Weaver Collection

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Date span: 1936-2005 (inclusive), 1936-1947 (bulk)
Physical description:  3 linear ft. (7 boxes)
Creators: C. Stanley Weaver

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

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.

Related material (location of originals, copies, publications): Oral history (1992) available.
 
Acquisition information: 
Gift of Christine Ternienyi (2012.004)
Gift of C. Stanley Weaver (2018.006)
Gift of Christine Ternienyi via BBHS (2023.005)

Custodial history: 2018.006 donated to the Boynton Cultural Centre, transferred to BBCL 27 March 2007; 2023.005 rcd by Boynton Beach Historical Society in 2013

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

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

ocean ave post 1947 hurricaneBiographical note: C. Stanley Weaver was born 19 January 1922 in Boynton Beach, Florida. He graduated in 1939 from Boynton Beach High School and from the University of Florida in 1943 with a degree in political science/history. He then joined the Army-Air Force and served in French West Africa. After discharge, he joined his father, M.A. Weaver, in the family business, Weaver Dairy and along with his siblings, owned and operated the dairy until 1973. He served on the Boynton Beach City Commission from 1951-1956 and was elected Mayor in 1955. He served on the Board of Directors of First Bank & Trust of Boynton Beach (later Barnett Bank) for over 26 years. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a past master of the Boynton Masonic Lodge, helped establish American Legion Post 164, and was a charter member of the Boynton Kiwanis. For 47 years, Stanley served on the Board of Supervisors of the Lake Worth Drainage District retiring in 2007 due to declining health. During many of those years, he was chairman of the board. In September 2007, the Drainage District honored him for his service by renaming the Boynton Canal the “C. Stanley Weaver Canal.” C. Stanley Weaver died 1 Sept 2010.

Scope and content note: Chiefly material from years at Boynton Beach High School and shortly thereafter, including the Boynton Beach High School newspaper, the Boynton Bugle (1937-1941); a Boynton Beach High School letter sweater and cheerleading letters (1940); and photographs of Boynton Beach High School students (1936-1940, 1985). A small amount of material from later in life, including a few financial records (1944, 1951), election campaign ephemera (1951, 1953) and programs from the Rotary Club (1940). Also the text of several speeches, writings of his father, and an excerpt from Alice Knuth’s diary on the 1928 hurricane. Photographs include a series recording damage after the 1947 hurricane and family images.

Keywords:
Weaver, C. Stanley (1922-2010)
Boynton High School (Boynton Beach, Fla.)
High schools
High school students
Student newspapers and periodicals
Ephemera


Processing information: Collection processed in 2017 / sms
Date of finding aid: April 2019 / gc

CONTENTS 

Box 1
Boynton Beach High School Boynton Bugle (11x17)

  • 10/13/1939
  • 11/17/1939
  • 12/18/1939
  • 1/19/1940
  • 2/16/1940
  • 3/22/1940
  • 4/19/1940
  • 5/17/1940
  • 5/28/1940

Box 2
Boynton Beach High School Ephemera: Letter sweater, 1940

Box 3
Boynton Beach High School sports, cheerleading letters, c. 1940s

Box 4
Front pages of Boynton Beach News, 1956-1958

Box 5
Boynton Beach High School Bugle (legal sized pages)

  • 10/7/1937
  • 10/5/1937
  • 10/29/1937
  • 11/5/1937
  • 11/23/1937
  • 12/3/1937
  • 2/18/1938
  • 4/12/1938
  • 12/21/1938
  • 1/1939
  • 1/27/1939
  •  2/24/1939
  •  3/10/1939
  • 3/24/1939
  •  4/23/1941

General Boynton Beach High School

  • PTA Halloween Festival flyer, n.d.
  • Invitation, April 1929
  • School play program 1940

Photographs, including:

  • High School building 1936
  • High School faculty 1936
  • Class 1936 & 1938
  • High School and students 1937-8
  • May Day 1938
  • Kid’s Day c. 1938
  • 1939 graduating class, two commencement invitations
  • 1940 graduating class
  • 1985 High School reunion list and photos

Box 6

  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
    • Advertising postcard for the Boynton Theatre, c. 1951
    • Weaver insurance ad
    • First Bank of Boynton sewing kit
    • Contributors for unknown fund
    • Miss America 1956 Clippings and photo
    • Receipts and invoices, 1946-1954
    • Memorial service program, Melvin Eugene Weaver 2005
  • Financial Records, abstract of title, taxes 1944, 1951
  • Junior Woman's Club, yearbooks 1957-9, Frolics papers 1959
  • Newsclippings, small number 1949-1991
  • Political Papers
    • Election Campaigns, ephemera 1951, 1953
    • Planning and Zoning Board Minutes, 1972
  • Rotary Club, program 1940, correspondence 1990
  • Speeches and Speech Notes
    • Some memories of a lifetime in Boynton Beach 1985
    • Program, Around the town for 80 years, 1989
    • Eulogy for Homer Q Adams
    • Boynton history, n.d.
  • Other collected family writings
    • Melvin E. Weaver
      • “Reflections of the M.A. Weaver family” by Melvin E. Weaver, n.d.
      • “Grand opening of the DeVos-Blum YMCA of Boynton Beach” by Melvin E. Weaver, 2000
      • “YMCA ground breaking” by Melvin E. Weaver, 1999
      • “Melvin & Charlotte Weaver 50th Anniversary Party” by Melvin E. Weaver, 2001
    • “White Belt Dairy” by B.W. White
    • Alice Knuth diary excerpt 1928

Box 7
Photographs, includes:
West Palm Beach postcards
Carpenters Local Union
High School Sport team c. 1930s
Tropical Hobby Land 1947
Hurricane damage 1947
Today Show 1956
City Hall groundbreaking 1956
Christmas party 1957
Fireman’s auxiliary 1963