A0097 - Kolendo Family Collection


Descriptive Summary

Date span: 1954-1971
 Physical description:
1 box
Language note:  English

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 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: 2023.009 Gift of Debra Kolendo Wilson.

Preferred Citation: From the collections of the Boynton Beach City Library Local History Archives, Kolendo Collection (A0097), box and folder numbers or item numbers.

Processing Information: Collection processed in March 2023 by Georgen Charnes. Date of finding aid: March 2023.

Collection Description

Historical Note: Joseph Kolendo, owner of Kolendo Construction, built many houses in the Boynton Beach area in the 1950s and 1960s. Debra Kolendo, his daughter, attended school in Boynton Beach and Delray Beach.

Scope and Content Note: Includes photographs from Kolendo Construction and material from local schools. Photographs feature houses built by Kolendo construction, often in construction stage. School material includes newsletters from Boynton Beach Junior High and Atlantic High School; Seacrest High student manual (1970-1971); Seacrest High Track Team flyer (1970); and a Palm Beach County School Patrol Association Washington Trip booklet (1966).

Contents / System of arrangement

Box 1

  • Newsletters:
    1. Tiger Tales (Boynton Beach Junior High School) Stapled mimeographed 
      • 1966 November 23 (Vol IX No. 2)
      • 1967 March 15 (Vol IX No. 3)
      • [Undated, 1967 end of year]
    2. Tiger Tales Tribune (Boynton Beach Junior High School)
      • 1967 November (Vol. 1, No. 2)
      • [Undated, 1968?] Oct-Nov issue (Vol. 2, No. 5)
      • [Undated, 1968?] December issue (Vol 2, No 6)
      • 1969 February (Vol. 2, No 7)
      • 1969 (Vol. 2, No. 7 [sic])
      • 1969 April May edition (Vol. 2, No. 8) 2 copies
    3. The Squall (Atlantic High School)
      • 1971 May 27 (Vol. XXI, Issue 12)
  • Other printed material:
    1. Palm Beach County School Patrol Association Washington Trip booklet (1966) Includes instructions for students on travel, itinerary, and other information for trip, which was made annually by safety patrol members. 
    2. Seacrest High School track team, 1970. Includes names and some photos.
    3. Seacrest High student manual (1970-1971) includes course descriptions, graduation requirements, and advice.
  • Photographs
    1. 8x10, chiefly photographed by T.P. Wyatt or Walter Dorsey, n.d.:
      • 22 houses
      • 1 house under construction
      • 1 kitchen, with accompanying blueprint and clipping
      • 1 streetscape (donor identifies it as “SE side of Seacrest”)
    2. 4x3, n.d.: 
    3. Photo booklet, 3.5x3.5 photos, Nov 1954: 
      • Construction of a house.