Library Archives Manuscript Collection - A0051

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A0051 – Mayor Willard Pipes and Jean Rider Pipes Collection

 

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

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

 

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: No information available.

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

 

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

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

 

CONTAINER LIST

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

  • Memorabilia, including ribbons and membership cards
  • Park Shores Manor material, including sales brochure, floor plans (1963)
  • Photographs: Unidentified, Rider sisters (c. 1935), Jean Rider (c. 1970)
  • Yacht Log Book, mostly empty