Amongst the Boca Raton Historical Society's archives is a unique collection of "hometown newspapers" including the The Tattler, from 1938; The Pelican, published from 1949-1953; and back issues of the Boca Raton News, in circulation since December of 1955. The Historical Society is the only holder of the earlier issues of The News, maintained as original copies from late 1955 through 1970. These newspapers represent an invaluable resource on the history of Boca Raton from the 1930s-1960s.

In 2004, the Boca Raton Historical Society assured the preservation of these valuable resources by having them scanned and digitized into a searchable PDF format. This project was made possible through a generous donation from the "Save the Boca Raton Elementary Gymnasium" Committee and the assistance of members of the Boca Raton Pioneer Club. In addition, the Historical Society is pleased to link to digitized back issues of the Palm Beach Post, which documents the early twentieth century history of Palm Beach County and the Boca Raton area.

For instructions and links to these collections, see below:

Click here for directions on how to search the hometown newspaper collection

Click here to access hometown newspapers 1938 to 1970

For more information contact the Collections Department at 561.395.6766 ext.103 or