A0030 – Stan Sheets Photographs
Title: Stan Sheets Photographs
Date span: c. 1961-1968
Physical description: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Creator(s): Stan Sheets Photography
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Related Material (location of originals, copies, publications): Stan Sheet photographs can be found in many collections.
Acquisition information: Provenance chiefly unknown. 1 photo of fishing tournament gift of Delray Beach Historical Society (2007.002)
Preferred Citation: Collection title including series, box, and folder numbers, Boynton Beach City Library
Historical Note: Stanley Eugene Sheets (1925-2003) was a musician and photographer who moved to Boynton Beach from Detroit in 1957. His well composed images documented much of life in Boynton Beach and were published in many newspapers.
A classically trained pianist, Sheets performed as a concert pianist, an orchestra leader, and a jazz musician with the Stan Sheets Trio.
His photographs frequently appeared in Palm Beach County publications in the 1960s and 1970s. He was the primary photographer for the Boynton Beach Star, which was published from 1961 to 1968. In December 1964, he won the Dexter National Color Photographer of the Month prize.
Scope and Content Note: Chiefly black and white 8”x10” photographs featuring chiefly unidentified portraits and candids of local events. A significant number of these were published in the Boynton Beach Star, which was in operation between 1961 and 1968.
Processing Information: Collection processed in 2017/ sms.
Date of finding aid: April 2019 / gc
Black and white 8x10s