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Juanita H. Phelps Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-293

Scope and Contents

The collection largely consists of materials related to the organizations Juanita H. Phelps was involved with. Programs, reports, clippings, correspondence, events, rosters, scrapbooks, and other administrative records for organizations including Beaumont Civic Opera, Beaumont Music Commission, and Woman's Club of Beaumont. There is also a series dedicated to the architectural drawings and files belonging to Russell R. Phelps.

Dates

  • 1955 - 1998

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

Juanita Hughes Phelps (1918-2005) was born in Liberty, Texas in 1918. She went to Southern Methodist University and became an active resident of Beaumont for forty-seven years. She served as head of the Artist Series, president of the Magnolia District and State Federation of Woman's Clubs, and was involved with the Beaumont Opera and Beaumont Woman's Club. Her husband, Russell R. Phelps (1905-1984) was an architect in the Beaumont region who worked as part of the prominent Pitts, Mebane, Phelps, and White architectural firm.

Extent

4.5 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Juanita Hughes Phelps (1918-2005) became an active resident of Beaumont for forty-seven years. She served as head of the Artist Series, president of the Magnolia District and State Federation of Woman's Clubs, and was involved with the Beaumont Opera and Beaumont Woman's Club. The collection largely consists of materials related to the organizations Juanita H. Phelps was involved with. Programs, reports, clippings, correspondence, events, rosters, scrapbooks, and other administrative records for organizations including Beaumont Civic Opera, Beaumont Music Commission, and Woman's Club of Beaumont. There is also a series dedicated to the architectural drawings and files belonging to Russell R. Phelps.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into 10 series.

Series 1: Beaumont Association for Mental Health, 1962-1968

Series 2: Beaumont Civic Opera, 1963-1993, undated

Series 3: Beaumont Civic Opera Buffs, 1973-1998, undated

Series 4: Beaumont Music Commission, 1955-1997

Series 5: Capital Improvement, 1970-1972

Series 6: Gulf Coast Delphion Assembly, 1961-1968

Series 7: Jefferson Theatre Preservation Society, 1975-1993

Series 8: Woman's Club of Beaumont, 1961-1998, undated

Series 9: Russell R. Phelps Architectural Files, 1956-1980

Series 10: Oversize Materials, 1963-1974

Title
Finding Aid for the Juanita H. Phelps Papers, 1955-1998
Author
Jennifer Perritt
Date
January 4, 2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository

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