Desk and Derrick Club of Beaumont Records
Scope and Contents
The Desk and Derrick Club produced this scrapbook in its first year of existence. The collection includes newspaper clippings of the Club's organizational meetings, and original activities. Photographs represent more than half of the collection's material and cover Club meetings and activities. Folder 1 contains ephemera, including the Club's charter and by-laws and the President's Report for 1965.
- Creation: 1901 - 2006
- Desk and Derrick Club (Beaumont, Tex.) (Organization)
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The Desk and Derrick Club was established in March 1949 as the first professional organization for women working in the oil and gas industry. The founder of the organization was Inez Lord Awty, who worked for the Humble Oil and Refining Company in New Orleans, Louisiana. Two years later, the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs of North America (ADCC) exploded with 45 clubs and 5,500 members. In 1952, 21 women, representing 10 oil and allied companies in the Sabine area met to form the Beaumont Desk and Derrick Club. The group met at the Hotel Beaumont and received their charter on March 22.
The Desk and Derrick Club’s original mission was to educate and support women who were working in the energy industry. The Club sought to promote a clearer understanding of the petroleum industry through educational programs, as well as to "provide aquaintance and entertainment for the membership." The club published educational materials and raised funds for scholarships that supported students seeking careers in the industry. Today, the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC) still functions as a non-profit organization that provides community and professional development opportunities for those employed in the petroleum and energy industry.
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The Desk and Derrick Club was established in March 1949 as the first professional organization for women working in the oil and gas industry. The Desk and Derrick Club’s original mission was to educate and support women who were working in the energy industry. The Desk and Derrick Club produced this scrapbook in its first year of existence. The collection includes newspaper clippings of the Club's organizational meetings, and original activities
The collection is arranged into six series.
Series 1: History and Correspondence, 1952-1995
Series 2: Spindletopics, 1954-1992
Series 3: Publications, 1901-1992
Series 4: Photographs, 1954-1987
Series 5: Scrapbook Materials, 1952-1997
Series 6: Organizational Records, 1956-2006
Genre / Form
- By-Laws (administrative records)
- Journals (periodicals)
- Newspaper clippings
- Finding Aid for the Desk and Derrick Club of Beaumont Records, 1901-2006
- Jennifer Perritt
- October 23, 2020
- Language of description
- Script of description
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