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A0015 – History of Boynton Beach Small Manuscript Collection


Title: History of Boynton Beach Small Manuscript Collection
Date span: 1912-2017
Physical description: 2 linear ft. (2 boxes, 1 loose item)
Creator(s): Various
Language note: English
Closed or open collection: open



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: Various, noted in contents

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



Scope and Content Note: Single items donated at various times.

Processing Information: Collection processed in June 2019 / gc
Date of finding aid: June 2019 / gc


Box 1
Folder 1
Signed letter from A.E. Parker to G.W. Potter of West Palm Beach concerning shipments. Written on Boynton Hotel stationery, dated 1912-03-30. Gift of Janet DeVries & Ginger Pedersen (2014.001)

Folder 2
Florida Environmental and Urban issues journal, vol. 11, no. 4, April 1975. Addressed to Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

Folder 3
LP Record: The Casuals, Live from the Town Tavern, Boynton Beach, Florida. Published by Art Records, Fort Lauderdale, c. 1975. Gift of Barbara Ready (2010.004)

Folder 4
History of Boynton Beach. Copy page states: "Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Andrew N. Houston of the Boynton Beach Historical Society. Original in the Boynton file of the Palm Beach Historical Society."


  • Description of Boynton (unknown date) 1 page; 
  • "Settlement of Boynton, Florida as told by H.B. Murray, first settler" [Horace Bentley Murray (1886-1949)] 1 page. Noted as existing in HSPB Boynton file (GCB-Cities7-F6);
  • "Notes of the town of Boynton, Florida : Compiled from the Public Records of Dade and Palm Beach Counties, the Minutes of the Town and Interviews with Settlers" ending at year 1937. Unknown author, 24 pages


Box 2
Drawing by Carrie Knapp, principal of Boynton School of palm tree and grass-roofed hut.  Gift of Lenore Raborn (2017.014); transfer from the Boynton Cultural Centre, Inc. on 12/6/2017

Box 3 OVERSIZED (2 pieces of cardboard)
Flagship First National Bank Collection calendar