Collection Number: H102
Accession Number: 2014.045
Extent: 3 boxes (.7 cubic ft.)
Repository: Atlantic City Heritage Collections, Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, (609) 345-2269
Preferred Citation: Bossert Lee Papers, Atlantic City Heritage Collections, Atlantic City Free Public Library.
Creator: Schneider, Virginia; Bossert Lee, Virginia; Bossert, Charles L.
IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION
Scope and Content: The Bossert Lee papers consist of 1940s certificates to Charles L. Bossert, and from Virginia Lee Bossert scrapbooks and 1920s photo books. The collection also includes a brief history of the family written by Virginia Schneider.
Virginia Schneider is the daughter of Virginia Lee Bossert, who is the daughter of Charles L. Bossert. Charles L. Bossert was a basketball player and later was on staff at the Atlantic City Hospital. In 1903 he became Chief Beach Surgeon with the Atlantic City Beach Patrol and from 1906 until 1941 he was Superintendent of the Beach Patrol. Also he was a Selective Service doctor from October 1940-1941.
Virginia Bossert and her husband, Bob Schneider, both graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1924. She was a reporter in high school and in her young adulthood. She wrote “Journal” articles in her scrapbook and Sunday Society articles.
• Hotel Greeters of America, Award of Merit – Dr. Charles L. Bossert, October 1940
• Selective Service appointment to Atlantic County Local Board No. 5, New Jersey – Charles L. Bossert, MD, October 17, 1940
• Selective Service Certificate of Appreciation – discharge, Charles Bossert (signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt)
• Resolution by City Commissioners on Dr. Bossert’s passing – Thomas Taggert, mayor, after November 13, 1941
• Virginia Lee Bossert ACHS Graduation Scrapbook from 1924. Pages 43-44 and 131-132 missing
• “Just a Journal” from Virginia Lee Bossert, January – May 1925 – mentions Easter Parade, Atlantic City social functions, dating life
• Two photo albums approximately 100 pictures pasted into black paper books; includes images of beach patrol, family, Miss America parades, 1920s-early 1930s
• One panoramic photo Atlantic City High School the Class of 1924
• One panoramic photo of the 25th Anniversary Class of 1924 at the Jefferson Hotel.
• Short family history written by Virginia Schneider in 2014
System of Arrangement:
Collection is divided according to creator – items by Virginia Lee Bossert, items relating to Charles Bossert, and items by Virginia Schneider.
• Virginia Lee Bossert ACHS Graduation Scrapbook
• Virginia Lee Bossert’s Journal
• Two 1920s photo albums
• Short family history written by Virginia Schneider
• Certificate from Selective Service appointment to Atlantic County Local Board No. 5
• Certificate of Appreciation from Selective Service
• Hotel Greeters of America, Award of Merit
• Resolution by City Commissioners on Dr. Bossert’s passing
Panoramic photos (currently unavailable due to preservation)
OTHER INFORMATION FOR USERS OF THE COLLECTION
Atlantic City- 1920s
Atlantic City- 1940s
Atlantic City Beach Patrol
Atlantic City High School
Miss America parades
H033- Atlantic City Beach Patrol Collection
H080-Atlantic City High School Collection
Processing Note: The collection is processed and cataloged. Finding aid written by Kira Hyde, June 2015.
Copyright Notice: While the Atlantic City Free Public Library owns the collection, the Library may not own the copyright for all of the items. Researchers wishing to reproduce materials are responsible for obtaining the proper permissions.
Note: Some materials are fragile. Consult with Atlantic City Heritage Collections staff prior to unwrapping or opening enclosures, or prior to photocopying materials.