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Charlene Kiker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-301

Scope and Contents

The Charlene Kiker Papers consist of meeting minutes, programs, correspondence, reports, by-laws, and photographs of the many organizations Charlene Kiker was involved with. These include, but are not limited to, the Desk and Derrick Club of Beaumont, Beaumont Civic Opera, Beaumont Music Commission, Jefferson Theatre Preservation Society, and Southeast Texas Arts Council. The collection also features materials and photographs collected by Charlene's husband, Buel Kiker, as well as cassette tapes of opera performances.

Dates

  • 1903 - 1999

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

The Tyrrell Historical Library holds copyright. 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

Charlene Kiker (1929-2004) was a lifelong resident of Beaumont, Texas. She was a graduate of Beaumont High School and Southern Methodist University. She worked as a secretary for over thirty years with Mobil Oil Corporation and was president of the Desk and Derrick Club of Beaumont, a professional and social organization for women employed in the oil and gas industry.

In addition to eventually serving as Region IV Director of the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC), she was also elected president of other local Beaumont organizations including the Jefferson Theatre Preservation Society, Lioness Club, Music Study Club, and the Friends of the Beaumont Public Libraries.

She had a strong interest in the arts and music and was also involved with the Beaumont Civic Opera, Beaumont Symphony Orchestra, Beaumont Music Commission, Melody Maids, Interfaith Choir, and the choir of the First United Methodist Church. Lamar University offers an undergraduate scholarship in her name, the Beaumont Music Commission Scholarship in Honor of Charlene Kiker, which supports students pursuing a degree in music.

Extent

15 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Charlene Kiker (1929-2004) was a lifelong resident of Beaumont, Texas. She worked as a secretary for over thirty years with Mobil Oil Corporation and was president of the Desk and Derrick Club of Beaumont. She had a strong interest in the arts and music and was also involved with the Beaumont Civic Opera, Beaumont Symphony Orchestra, Beaumont Music Commission, Melody Maids, Interfaith Choir, and the choir of the First United Methodist Church. The Charlene Kiker Papers consist of meeting minutes, programs, correspondence, reports, by-laws, and photographs of the many organizations Charlene Kiker was involved with.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 6 series.

Series 1: Desk and Derrick Club, 1956-1996

Series 2: Oil Industry Materials, 1950-1996

Series 3: Arts Organizations, 1962-1997

Series 4: Photographs, 1903-1999

Series 5: Opera Cassette Tapes, 1993-1995

Series 6: Buel Kiker Materials, 1921-1990

Related Materials

AC-025 Desk and Derrick Club of Beaumont Records, 1901-2006
Title
Finding Aid for the Charlene Kiker Papers, 1903-1999
Author
Jennifer Perritt
Date
November 17, 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository

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