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John E. Glasgow Photograph Collection

Identifier: AC-650

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photographs of well-known landmarks, people, and businesses in the area around Beaumont, Texas, for the time period between the 1920’s and the 1930’s. Also included are photographs of other Texas cities and trips taken to New York, Kentucky, Maine, and to Juarez, Mexico.


  • Creation: 1920-1950


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions may apply.


The Tyrrell Historical Library does not hold copyright for most of its collections. 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 responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.

Biographical Note

The photographs in this collection were taken by Clinton B. Glasgow, who lived in Beaumont, Texas. His work as a chauffeur and salesman for a prominent Texas businessman, John N. Gilbert, took him to locations in the Humble and Orange oil fields, and to other states that included New York, Kentucky, and Maine, and also to Juarez, Mexico. The photographs he took on these trips reflect his interest in the oil industry, daily life in the surrounding community around Beaumont, and in general things that he observed while on his travels. The photographs in this collection were retained by the Glasgow family for many years before being donated to the Tyrrell Historical Library.


.25 Cubic Feet (.25 cubic feet in one box)


This collection consists of photographs obtained from John E. Glasgow of Pacific Palisades, California, which were taken by his grandfather, Clinton B. Glasgow, of Beaumont, Texas. The photographs depict the travels of Clinton Glasgow as a private chauffeur and salesman in the geographic locale of Texas and Mexico (with primary emphasis being that of the region of southeast Texas), and his further travels to Kentucky, Maine and New York. The images also reflect Clinton Glasgow’s particular interest in the Pierce-Arrow automobile, as well as his interest in trucks, and trailer extensions to trucks.

Organization of Collection

This collection is arranged by subject or the geographic location depicted in the photograph.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mary Anna Glasgow, 2014 December.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

Gilbert Family Papers, 1850-1995, AC-159

Wanda L. Pauler Papers, 1920-1980, AC-638

Separated Material


Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 January.

Finding aid revised and encoded by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 May.

Finding Aid for the John E. Glasgow Photograph Collection, 1920-1950
Tyrrell Historical Library Staff
2015 June 1
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Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository