Annette Edwards Collection
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.
- 1920 - 1988
Conditions Governing Use
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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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Language of Materials
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
- Black-and-white photographs. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Family life - Louisiana Subject Source: Searslocal
- Family life—Beaumont (Tex.) Subject Source: Searslocal
- High schools—Beaumont (Tex.) Subject Source: Searslocal
- Neches River (Beaumont, Tex.) Subject Source: Sears
- Newspaper clippings Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Schools--Beaumont, Texas. Subject Source: Sears
- The Neches River Festival, Inc. Subject Source: Local sources
- World War, 1939-1945 - Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Subject Source: Sears
- Annette Edwards Collection
- Katherine Leister, Assistant Archivist
- Language of description
- Script of description
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