A0101 – Boynton Beach Book Club Collection

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A0101 – Boynton Beach Book Club Collection

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARYA0101-1959cover-001

Date span: 1941-2009
Physical description: 2.2 linear ft. (2 box)
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 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: 2023.005 Gift of Dr. Voncile Smith; 2015.004 & 2015.011 Gift of Fran McKeral; 2015.005 Boynton Cultural Centre, Inc.

Custodial history: 2023.005 was probably donated to the Boynton Beach Historical Society; 2015.004 & 2015.011 was donated by the daughter of a member.

Preferred citation: From the collections of the Boynton Beach City Library Local History Archives, Boynton Beach Book Club Collection (A0101), box and folder numbers or item numbers.

 

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Scope and Content Note: Chiefly correspondence, minutes, and program booklets. Correspondence includes nominations for membership and some updates from members; minutes include documentation of who attended, book reviewed, officer and committee elections, and other business; program booklets include a list of members and officers, dates, and names of meeting hostesses. Also included are some material on Ava Weaver’s 100th birthday, the 50th anniversary of the Book Club, and a small scrapbook put together in 1959 featuring information about that year and some clippings from 1939.

Historical Note: The Boynton Beach Book Club was formed in 1939, after the Book Review Club, in connection with the Boynton Woman’s Club Literature and Drama Department disbanded in 1938. The purpose was a social club with additional goal of reviewing books. Active membership was limited to 25 women; there were also associate members (until 1983), and honorary members. Meeting times varied, but were chiefly monthly October – May. Books were purchased and donated if not used. The format varied over the years, but generally meetings were held at the homes of members, with a hostess and co-hostess, and a reviewer gave a talk on a book, followed by a social hour with refreshments.

Keywords:
Boynton Beach Book Club (Boynton Beach, Fla.)
Women--Societies and clubs.
Book clubs.

Processing information: Collection processed in March 2023 by Georgen Charnes. Date of finding aid: March 2023.
 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

Series: Bylaws, Correspondence, Events, Minutes, Program booklets, Scrapbook

CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

Folder 1: Bylaws: 1974, 1981, 1989
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1950s
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1960-1965
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1966-1969
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1970-1975
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1976-1979
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1986-1989
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1990-1995
Folder 9: Events: Ava Weaver 100th birthday party, 1993
Folder 10: Events: 50 year anniversary of club, 1989 (includes written history)
Folder 11: Minutes, 12 Oct 1944-12 May 1949
Folder 12: Minutes, 27 Oct 1949-8 Oct 1953
Folder 13: Minutes, 14 Oct 1954-24 May 1962
Folder 14: Minutes, 27 Sept 1979-30 May 1985
Folder 15: Minutes, 26 Sept 1985-22 Apr 1993
Folder 16: Minutes , 22 Apr 1993-25 Apr 1995

Box 2

Program booklets: Officers; New book selection committee; Program description, with hostess, co-hostess, reviewer; Member lists, including Active members, Associate members, Honorary members
1941-1942
1942-1943
1949-1950
1950-1951
1959-1960 (2 copies)
1962-1963
1963-1964 (2 copies)
1964-1965 (2 copies)
1965-1966
1967-1968 (2 copies)
1968-1969
1969-1970 (2 copies)
1970-1971
1971-1972 (2 copies)
1972-1973
1973-1974 (3 copies)
1974-1975
1975-1976
1976-1977 (2 copies)
1977-1978
1978-1979 (2 copies)
1979-1980 (2 copies)
1980-1981 (2 copies)
1981-1982 (3 copies)
1982-1983 (3 copies)
1983-1984
1984-1985 (2 copies)
1985-1986 (2 copies)
1986-1987 (2 copies)
1987-1988 (2 copies)
1988-1989 (2 copies)
1989-1990 (2 copies)
1990-1991 (2 copies)
1991-1992 (2 copies)
1993-1994 (2 copies)
1994-1995
1995-1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2001-2002
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
2005-2006
2007-2008
2008-2009
Scrapbook: 1959. Includes the program booklet for 1958-1959, two photos, and clippings from 1939