A0070 – Shirley and Homer Adams Collection

A0070 – Shirley and Homer Adams Collection


Title: Shirley and Homer Adams Collection
 Date span:  1950s
 Physical description: 1.1 linear ft. (1 flat box)
 Creator(s): Homer Quincy Adams (1918-1994) and Shirley Metcalf Adams (1928-2012)
 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.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Shirley Adams, via the Boynton Cultural Centre, Inc. (2017.021)

Custodial History: Found in collection undocumented, BCC transfer 2017.

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



Historical Note: Homer Quincy Adams (1918-1994) came to Boynton in 1924 and was a well-known charter boat captain through the Boynton Inlet docks from about 1945 to 1974. He met his wife, Shirley Metcalf (1928-2012) when she was a guest on his boat in 1950. They had one child in 1953.

Scope and Content Note: Chiefly low-quality copies of original photos and part of a romance novel.

Arrangement Note: Series 1: Romance novel; Series 2: Images, including a newsclipping and 13 copy photos

Processing Information: Collection processed in May 2019 / gc
Date of Finding Aid: May 2019 / gc



Folder 1: Prologue and eleven chapters of an untitled romance novel. Noted as being by Shirley Adams.
Folder 2: Photocopy of newsclipping with photo and identifications of people in photo. 1958
Folder 3: 13 low quality copy photos of charter fishing trophy fish displays, c. 1950s; 2 photocopies of the backs of two photos; note included states it is unknown if these backs were two of these copied photos