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Abescoe Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-153

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of photographs and newsletters.

Dates

  • 1949-1958

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions may apply.

Copyright

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.

Historical Note

On May 23, 1949, a new Abescoe Club was formed at a meeting at the Edson Hotel in Beaumont, Texas. This club of Bethlehem Shipyard employees took its name from “A Better Social Club of Employees” and was created to promote social activities for employees of the company. The social activities were designed to promote friendship, fellowship and understanding among the different departments and groups of employees in the company, thereby promoting cooperation among all employees. The membership entrance fee was set at $1.00 and monthly dues were $.50. This small collection of records includes the “Abescoe News” newsletters from 1949 – 1958 (only partially inclusive) as well as approximately 400 photographs of club activities.

Extent

1.25 Cubic Feet (1.25 cubic feet in three boxes.)

Abstract

The Abescoe Club was a social club for Bethlehem Shipyard employees and was created to promote social activities for employees of the company. The collection includes the “Abescoe News” newsletters from 1949 – 1958 (only partially inclusive) as well as approximately 400 photographs of club activities.

Organization of Collection

This collection is arranged in folders according to type of material and then subject matter.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Rowena Hendrix, 1992 April.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

Pennship Log Newsletters, 1942-1946, AC-73

Separated Material

None.

Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 March.

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

Creator

Title
Finding Aid for the Abescoe Club Records, 1949-1958
Author
Tyrrell Historical Library Staff
Date
2015 June 1
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository

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