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Annette Edwards Collection

Identifier: AC-041

Scope and Contents

The Annette Edwards Collection primarily features newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks related to the Edwards and Platt families of Beaumont and Louisiana. While some of the materials, particularly a scrapbook of newspaper clippings covering World War II, highlight the global context of the family's life, most of the photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera depict daily life in Southeast Texas and Louisiana.


  • Creation: 1920 - 1988

Conditions Governing Use

The Tyrrell Historical Library holds copyright. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsiblity for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.

Biographical / Historical

Annette Edwards Platt was a prominent Beaumont educator. While she was born in Louisiana, Platt lived most of her life in Beaumont. She earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a doctorate in English Education at McNeese State University. She taught for five years in the South Park Independent School District, particularly at MacArthur Junior High, and twenty-five years at Lamar University as an Associate Professor of English. She also served four years as the head of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Lamar University. Today, a scholarship in Platt's honor funds English majors at Lamar.


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Annette Edwards Platt was a long-time English professor at Lamar University. The collection features photographs and scrapbooks of the Platt and Edwards families, spanning the twentieth century and documenting their lives in Southeast Texas and Louisiana. The collection also includes a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about World War II, loose family photots, and miscellanous objects, like a Beaumont telephone directory from 1922, a 1966 Neches River Festival Program, a Western Union Telegram, a Louisiana Public Schools Writing Tablet, and an American Brewing Association cork screw.


Series 1: Scrapbooks

Series 2: Photographs

Series 3: Notebooks, Pamphlets, and Papers

Series 4: Miscellaneous Objects

Annette Edwards Collection
Katherine Leister, Assistant Archivist
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Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository