A0082 – Mary Linehan Collection

A0082 – Mary Linehan Collection



Title: Mary Linehan Collection
 Date span: c. 1925-c. 1985
 Physical description:  .5 linear ft.
 Creator: Mary Genevieve Collar Linehan (1917-1990)
 Language note: English



Restriction on Access: The collection is available for supervised use by appointment during normal Boynton Beach City Library hours. Users are required to 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.

Additional physical form available: Several of the items have been scanned, cataloged, and made available online at https://www.boynton-beach.org/library/archives 

Acquisition Information: Donated by Kristine Kreidler, Library Director of Lantana Public Library, accession number 2020.009.

Custodial History:  Material was in the back room of the public library, with no information on donor.

Preferred Citation: "Boynton Beach City Library Local History Archives, Mary Linehan Collection, item number"



Mary Linehan

Historical Note:  Born 8 July 1917 in Michigan, Mary Linehan moved to Lantana at the age of 8 years old. She taught elementary school and worked as a school librarian in Palm Beach County. She married John T. Linehan (1910-1992) in 1950. Her passion was historical research, and she wrote several books and made many presentations on the history of Lantana and Palm Beach County. She died 19 July 1998.

Scope and Content Note: 

Includes postcards and scans of slides. Some of the items are available for viewing online at FIU's Digital Collections Center, search on "A0082"

Postcard collection of 361 items, chiefly color illustrated linen postcards. Features scenes from Palm Beach County, including Boynton Beach, Lantana, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Jupiter, Everglades, Pompano, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach. Chiefly unsent, without postmarking or writing. Many have notations of where the card was purchased, and occasional historical or use details.

Slides scanned were chiefly of Boynton Beach, Lantana, Lake Park (originally named Kelsey City), Lake Worth, Manalapan, and Palm Beach. Slides were made from many sources, to illustrate presentations on local history given by Mary Linehan.

Arrangement Note: Postcards arranged by location.
Processing Information: Collection processed in Dec 2020 by Georgen Charnes
Date of finding aid: 3 December 2020



Postcard topics:
001: Florida general
002-007: Boynton Beach
008-025: Lantana
026-027: Delray Beach
028-062: Lake Worth
Jupiter: 063-069
Everglades: 070-071
Pompano: 072
Boca: 073-081
West Palm Beach: 082-163
Palm Beach: 164-361