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Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) Story Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-326

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scrapbooks, student publications, yearbooks, photographs, certificates, diplomas, budgets, administrative records, newspaper clippings, and general history of Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). Although 42 schools are present in the collection, Beaumont High School and South Park High School are most thoroughly represented. The collection is a great source for the history of Beaumont Independent School District, and it also includes materials related to the dissolution of South Park Independent School District.

Dates

  • 1880 - 2014

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Some restrictions may 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.

Historical Note

Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) originated in 1883 with Beaumont High School. By 1948, the district had absorbed French High School and established a high school for black students, Charlton-Pollard High School. This school merged with Beaumont High School after court-ordered desegregation in 1975, creating Beaumont-Charlton-Pollard High School.

South Park High School was founded in 1891 with South Park High School, but by the 1960s it also operated Forest Park High School, as well as Hebert High School for black students.

Unlike the original Beaumont ISD, South Park ISD was a majority white district and resisted desegregation efforts in the 1970s. Court-ordered school integration attempted to rectify white flight from the redrawn attendance boundaries by merging Forest Park High School with Hebert High School to create the integrated West Brook Senior High school in 1982. In 1983, the original Beaumont ISD board voted to dissolve the district and officially merged with South Park ISD in 1984, forming the current Beaumont ISD.

Beaumont ISD currently (as of 2020) operates 3 high schools, 6 middle schools, and 16 middle schools.

Extent

12 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) originated in 1883 with Beaumont High School. By 1948, the district had absorbed French High School and established a high school for black students, Charlton-Pollard High School. In 1983, the original Beaumont ISD board voted to dissolve the district and officially merged with South Park ISD in 1984, forming the current Beaumont Independent School District. This collection is an artificial collection of community materials that consists of scrapbooks, student publications, yearbooks, photographs, certificates, diplomas, budgets, administrative records, newspaper clippings, and general history of Beaumont Independent School District (BISD).

Arrangement

This collection is organized into seven series. The seventh series, Schools, contains 42 subseries pertaining to individual schools in alphabetical order.

Series 1: BISD Story, 1998-2000

Series 2: BISD History, 1880-2001

Series 3: BISD Administrative Records, 1982-1996

Series 4: Beaumont Enterprise Newspaper Clippings, 1880-1994

Series 5: Student Publications, 1921-2012

Series 6: Oversize Materials, 1938-1991

Series 7: Schools, 1900-2014

Processing Information

This is an artifical collection of Beaumont Independent School District materials. Members of the Beaumont community were asked to donate materials related to Beaumont ISD. The idea for this "BISD Story" was developed by school librarian Linda Cooper.
Title
Finding Aid for the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) Story Collection, 1880-2014
Author
Jennifer Perritt
Date
November 9, 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository

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