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A0039 – James Hartley Nichols Papers and Photographs


Title: James Hartley Nichols Papers
Date span: 1964-1982, 1990
Physical description: 5.5 linear ft. (6 boxes)
Creator: James Hartley Nichols
Language note: English



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Acquisition information: No accession or provenance information available.

Custodial history: Found in collection

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



Historical note: James Hartley Nichols (b. 1944) graduated Seacrest High in 1963, and later earned a Master’s degree in history from FAU. In the early 1980s, Nichols was a historical researcher for the Boynton Beach City Library and the author of a series of “Sunday Brown Wrapper” articles featuring local history topics from c. 1980-1983. He was also a serious photographer.

Scope and content note: Personal papers and photographs of James Harley Nichols.

Nichols, James Hartley (b. 1944)

Processing information: Collection processed in 2017 / sms
Date of finding aid: May 2019 / gc


Box 1
Series 1-Awards
Series 2-Correspondence
Series 3-Education
Series 4-Employment
Series 5-Ephemera
Series 6-Family, including information on Clifford Wallace Hood and orchid growing
Series 7-Hobbies/Interests
Subseries 1-Art and Artifacts
Subseries 2-Numismatics (Boynton Beach Numismatics Society 1980)
Subseries 3-Photography

Box 2
Series 8-Manuscripts of written works
Series 9-News Clippings (OS)
Series 10-Oral History, including photographs of two unidentified people
Series 13-Research

Box 3
Series 11-Photographs
Subseries 1-James H. Nichols and Family. 1970s-1990
Subseries 2-Photographs by James H. Nichols, Boynton Beach

Box 4
Subseries 3-Negatives

Box 5
Subseries 4-Photographs by James H. Nichols, not Boynton Beach

Box 6
Subseries 5-Unknown photographs not by James H. Nichols
Subseries 6-Photographs of Palm Beach County not by James H. Nichols (OS)
Series 12-Publications, including Sunday Brown Wrappers