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Mary Ogden Hayden Papers

Identifier: AC-659

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photographs, artifacts, and newspaper clippings related to the Ogden family.


  • Creation: 1945-1978


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

Mary Ogden Hayden was a lifelong resident of Beaumont and the surrounding area. She attended South Park High School and was a member of the Beaumont Melody Maids. The collection includes photographs of her high school classmates and photographs of programs and activities of the Melody Maids. Some of the photographs were taken during a trip the Melody Maids made to New York City to appear on the Ed Sullivan show. Also included in the collection are photographs taken by a family member of a Nome train wreck and other local area disasters. There are also photographs of local residents looking at a beached whale which was on exhibit in Port Arthur.


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


Members of Mary Ogden Hayden’s family were longtime residents of Southeast Texas. Her uncle, Louis Ogden, owned a hardware store and Chevrolet dealership in Anahuac. The family was also involved in rice farming in Winnie. The collection includes photographs of students in South Park High School when Mrs. Hayden was attending, photographs of the Melody Maids while Mrs. Hayden was a member of the group, and photographs of local disasters and events which were taken by Mrs. Hayden’s brother. Other items in the collection include 1945 gas ration tickets, a 1948 Melody Maids Souvenir Booklet, and newspaper clippings.

Organization of Collection

This collection is arranged into folders according to subject matter.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mary Odgen Hayden, 2014 April.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

Melody Maids Collection, 1930-2013, AC-633

Separated Material


Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 May.

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

Finding Aid for the Mary Ogden Hayden Papers, 1945-1978
Tyrrell Historical Library Staff
2015 June 30
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Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository