Library Archives Manuscript Collection - A0051

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A0051 – Mayor Willard Pipes and Jean Rider Pipes Collection



Title: Mayor Willard Pipes and Jean Rider Pipes Collection
Date span: c. 1935-1963
Physical description: 1.5 linear ft. (4 boxes)
Creator(s): Unknown
Language note: English



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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: No information available.

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



Historical Note: Jay Willard Pipes (1893-1979), retired as Vice President of Pepsi-Cola, and moved to Boynton Beach in c. 1948 with wife Jean. They owned three commercial fishing boats in Boynton Beach, and Pipes served as Mayor of Boynton Beach for about 6 months in 1962. Pipes married Sarah Beatrice Wolz in 1918; they were divorced c. 1935. He then married Jean Rider (1913-1999). Jean Rider and her sister Loma performed as a “sister act” of singing and dancing at many venues throughout the Midwest in the 1930s before her marriage to Pipes in 1940. After moving to Boynton Beach, Jean Pipes was very active in the community, especially with the Republican party.

Scope and Content Note: Chiefly awards given to J. Willard Pipes. Also publicity photographs of the “Rider Sisters,” c. 1935 and a small amount of material concerning the development of the Park Shores Manor apartment complex (Manor Drive, Boynton Beach, Florida).

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



Box 1

  • Awards

Box 2

  • Photo marked “unknown man”
  • 1 clipping about Park Shores Manor (Real Estate Development)

Box 3

  • Awards 1940, 1941, 1953

Box 4


  • Folder 1: Gift letter from “Bernie” n.d.
  • Folder 2: Bethesda Memorial Hospital Prize Ribbons n.d.
  • Folder 3: Committee ribbon, n.d.
  • Folder 4: Jean Pipes membership cards, 1958-1979
  • Folder 5: Boynton Beach Historical Society minutes 1970-02
  • Folder 6: Newsletter, Gulf Stream Republican Club, 1993-11-18

Park Shores Manor

  • Folder 7: Photographs before development
  • Folder 8: Sales brochure, n.d.
  • Folder 9: Photographs of drawings of façade and floor plans, 1963
  • Folder 10: Brochure, c. 1963
  • Folder 11: Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce directory, 1963
  • Folder 12: Articles form Boynton Beach Star, 1963-1964
  • Folder 13: Article from Lawyers Title News, 1964
  • Folder 14: Invitation to view town houses, 1964-03-13


  • Folder 15: Rider sisters
  • Folder 16: Snapshots of a home
  • Folder 17: Willard Pipes portraits
  • Folder 18: Unidentified portraits, 1972
  • Folder 19: Jean and statue, 1994-08


  • Folder 20: Yacht log book, 1957-1959
  • Folder 21: Chiefly clippings, letters, and other materials recognizing Jean Pipes for her volunteer contributions.