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A0064 – Seegitz Family Collection

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title: Seegitz Family Papers
Date span: 1900-1935
Physical description: 1.3 linear ft. (2 boxes)
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 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: Gift of Janet Hakala (2016.021)

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

 

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Historical Note: George Seegitz, (c. 1882-c1966) served in the Spanish-American war c. 1900-1903. His career focused on music, musical theater, and song writing in Cleveland and Boynton Beach. In later life, he carved in wood and plexiglass and exhibited them in his home, Casa Artistica, on SE 5th Avenue at Seacrest Avenue. George Seegitz married Harriet Dittman (1886-1965) in 1907 and came to Boynton in 1929. Harriet Seegitz belonged to many local organizations, including the Boynton Woman’s Club, Needlecraft Club, Book Club, and Garden Club.

Scope and Content Note: Ephemera concerning the military record of George Seegitz, and photographs of Harriet Seegitz, chiefly of clubs she belonged to in the 1930s.

Keywords:
Military decorations
Spanish-American War (1898)
Women--Societies and clubs

Custodial History: Material collected by a niece of George Seegitz, Mrs. Donald R. Smith of Delray Beach. Collection came to BBCL from the BBHS. Some photographs noted as being in collection are missing.
Processing Information: Collection processed in 2017 / sms
Date of Finding Aid: May 2019 / gc 


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1
Folder 1: 2 stamps:
1.    California Gold Centennial 3 cents
2.    US 1 ½ cent with Martha Washington
Folder 2: List of George Seegitz’s Spanish American war medals, n.d.
Folder 3: Sharpshooter medal with empty envelope
Folder 4: George Seegitz’s military record 1900-1903 (copy)
Folder 5: Six photos, marked as given by Mrs. Donald R. Smith, Delray Beach. Identification on separate sheet.
1.    Group portrait of women with instruments, c. 1932 (A0064-001)
2.    Garden Club, Briny Breezes, c. 1932 (A0064-002)
3.    Needlework Club, Briny Breezes, 1932 (A0064-003)
4.    George Seegitz and wife, 1942 (A0064-004)
5.    Needlecraft Club at Boynton Casino, c. 1932 (A0064-005)
Folder 6: 
a.    Handwritten draft of letter from Mrs. Donald Sharp to US Government Records Department requesting to have medals restored. 1972-09-18
b.    Letter from Eleanore Shoop, Deputy Recorder of Deeds, DC, returning service discharge and military record (not included here)


Box 2
Eight medals