This repository holds the papers of Lawrence Will Special Collections, an author-historian who wrote several books on South Florida including Okeechobee Hurricane. The collection chronicles the development of the area.
To preserve, exhibit, and provide educational programs about the history, cultural heritage, geology and geography, ecology and economy of the geographical region of Florida that centers around the southeastern shores of Lake Okeechobee, especially the western section of Palm Beach County. Explores the “total multifaceted Glades experience.” that is part of that vast River of Grass that sustains the Everglades.
Collects materials documenting the history, economic development, culture and lives of the people of Boca Raton and South Florida. Includes city public records, architectural drawings, maps, oral histories, artifacts and memorabilia, periodicals, photographs. Collections include the 200 manuscripts, 150 scrapbooks and 600 reference books.
This institutional archives and academic special collections houses several unique collections of artists' books, sound recordings, print music, rare books and manuscripts, Judaica, the Civil War, the history and development of Palm Beach, South Florida and the FAU archives. Notable for Florida author Theodore Pratt's personal and business papers, and copies of first and foreign editions of his works. The Jaffe Center for the Book Arts has grown to include over 12,000 titles and is one of the largest and most varied of its kind in the United States.
Houses an historical archive collection with material pertaining to the history of Boynton Beach and surrounding South Florida towns. The collection includes Boynton Beach newspapers (1947-2007), maps, documents, scrapbooks, journals, postcards, photographs, news clippings and oral histories of pioneers families.
Serves the mission of the seminary, its collection is mainly comprised of works in philosophy. Because of the bilingual and multicultural nature of the seminary, the library collection includes many titles in Spanish. Moreover, because of the Seminary’s unique geographical and cultural setting, the library also includes many Latin American resources. The philosophy collection exceeds three thousand volumes, mostly in English and Spanish, with supplementary materials in French, German and Latin.
Rare Books room, An institutional archives that contains the official memoranda of Seminary Rectors and board members, curricula from past and present faculty, student theses, video tapes of official functions plus photographs of Seminary events. Also has a small museum function.
Facilities include the restored 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Oil House, the restored 1920 Keeper's Workshop, the restored WWII Naval Housing building (now the Museum), and the restored 1892 George Washington Tindall House. The collection contains photographs, maps, archival items and artifacts about the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the DuBois Pioneer Home and the history of the northern section of Palm Beach County along the Loxahatchee River.
Documents the political, social, economic and cultural history of the town through private documents, business records, letters, news clippings, photographs, and other materials that complement official town records. Notable are the biographies of elected town officials (And Town issues of their times) Town records list 22 Mayors and almost 100 Commissioners/Councilors since 1925. Elected officials in the past were often early pioneers, and names include Sims, DuBois, Gladwin, Bassett, and Tomasello. The elected officials often owned or managed businesses in Town ranging from retail to agriculture.
This collections primarily documents the city but holds materials about the county and Florida subjects including over 6000 photographs, personal papers and histories, scrapbooks and oral histories. Textile displays show visitors how the pioneers dressed and “modern conveniences” such as the ice box and the wringer washer reveal how they worked. Exhibits range from the very large - such as the switchboard from a hotel - to the much smaller - a collection of cameras and medical instruments. Display cases maintained by local Polish, Finnish and Lithuanian groups are highlights of the heritage exhibits.
Architectural drawings of Marion Sims Wyeth (1889-1982), Belford W. Shoumate (1903-1991), and Henry K. Harding (1904-1984), architects who were instrumental in developing the town of Palm Beach; photographs and maps of the built environment; and site files on historic houses. Library houses a non-circulating reference collection of books, periodicals, and miscellaneous subject files, such as the House Files, that pertain to architecture in general, Florida architecture, historic preservation, horticulture and gardening, ethnobotony, landscape architecture, urban planning, and Palm Beach/Florida History.
A well organized archives containing letters, deeds, maps, historic county records, photographs of events in Palm Beach County including materials by Addison Mizner, architect and developer. Also documents south Florida and Florida history. With over one million photographs, hundreds of postcards, architectural drawings, manuscripts, diaries, and maps available for study, the Historical Society is a valuable source of primary and secondary sources for anyone interested in Palm Beach County’s history.
Documents the cultural and intellectual history of the PBAU and maintains a collection of alumni and faculty papers, university publications, photographs, and memorabilia. Kenneth Faye Dance Photography Collection of 488 photographs and the original artwork of Florida artist James Mallory Willson III, as well as the being a repository of the papers of U.S. Senator George LeMieux.
In 1979 the Audubon Society of the Everglades (ASE) donated funds to establish an ongoing comprehensive ornithological collection. Included are books on bird-watching, field guides to the birds from all regions of the globe, with special focus on North and South American regions. Also features books about individual species of birds and about the science of ornithology. Several important multi-volume, birds-of-the-world encyclopedias are included. There is also a collection of books and professional journals about library science and information studies and an extensive business resource center.