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Abescoe Club Records

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Identifier: AC-153
Abstract The Abescoe Club was a social club for Bethlehem Shipyard employees and was created to promote social activities for employees of the company. The collection includes the “Abescoe News” newsletters from 1949 – 1958 (only partially inclusive) as well as approximately 400 photographs of club activities.
Dates: 1949-1958

Beaumont Altrusa Club Records

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Identifier: AC-047
Abstract A group of women established the Altrusa Club on April 11, 1917 in Nashville, Tennessee, as the first women's classified service club. The founders designed the organization as a "main channel through which women leaders in business and the professions can work together as an effective service force to help solve community and world problems and promote understanding among all people." This collection consists of correspondence, regular meetings and board of directors minutes, organizational...
Dates: 1930 - 1996

Beaumont Enterprise Vertical Files

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Identifier: AC-454
Abstract Founded in 1880, the Beaumont Enterprise newspaper has served its local community for over one hundred and thirty years. This collection contains newspaper clippings and photographs from the paper, organized by subject. The bulk of the materials were created in the 1970's and 1980's.
Dates: 1906-1999

Beaumont Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Records

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Identifier: AC-649
Abstract The Beaumont Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) dates back to 1911 and for several decades it provided enrichment and entertainment activities for women of all ages in the Beaumont area.
Dates: 1913-1990

Birdwell Family Papers

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Identifier: AC-231
Abstract The Birdwell Family Papers consists of materials related to the Birdwell family and the Birdwell Fence Company. Contained in the personal correspondence are letters written and received by Seth and Jessamine Birdwell. Other items in these papers pertain to fence company correspondence with accompanying financial receipts, statements, and printed matter. Also found in this same collection are a poem book, newspaper clippings, photographs, Beaumont High School newsletters (1919-1922) and...
Dates: 1891-1969

Cleveland Nisby Papers

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Identifier: AC-657
Abstract Cleveland Nisby was a prominent civic leader and activist in the Beaumont, Texas area. While employed by the Magnolia Refinery, Mr. Nisby worked to get union representation for Black workers and to eliminate dual lines of promotion for Black and White workers. In the 1960’s he made numerous appearances before local elected officials to encourage the hiring of Black clerical and professional employees. His efforts led to the hiring of the first Black employee hired for a clerical position in...
Dates: 1919-2011

Crawford Family Papers

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Identifier: AC-666
Abstract This collection contains correspondence to and from Walter Joshua Crawford during the 27 years he practiced law in Beaumont, Texas, as well as title abstracts and corporate stocks for land and businesses located in Jefferson, Hardin, Galveston, and Liberty Counties. Mr. Crawford was born in Mount Vernon, Franklin County, Texas, in 1873. He attended the University of Texas and after obtaining a law degree, he began practicing law in Beaumont. Mr. Crawford was active in politics throughout the...
Dates: 1905-1924

David Hoffman Papers

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Identifier: AC-652
Abstract This is a collection of photographs and slides which show before and after conditions of the Beaumont Historical Library located at 695 Pearl Street in Beaumont, Texas, while the building was being restored and renovated in the years 1989 – 1990. Also included are photographs of the building when it was the First Baptist Church of Beaumont and when it was the main building of the Beaumont Public Library. There are a few photographs of buildings in Sabine Pass. David Hoffman, FAIA was the Design...
Dates: 1989-1990

Elmo Willard, III, Papers

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Identifier: AC-109
Abstract Elmo Willard, III, was a leader of Beaumont's civil rights movement. He and his law partner, Theodore Johns, won cases for the desegregation of Beaumont's public parks and Lamar University. These papers include correspondence, legal documents, news clippings, and photographs.
Dates: 1887-1991

First City Bank Records

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Identifier: AC-207
Abstract This collection consists of administrative records, correspondence, photographs, film, and scrapbooks related to the corporate history of First City Bank, whose origins can be traced through First National Bank of Beaumont, Gulf National Bank, Texas National Bank, Security State Bank, and First Security National Bank.
Dates: 1889 - 1990

General Photographic Archives Collection

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Identifier: AC-665
Abstract This collection consists of photographs acquired from multiple donors over an extended period of time. The donations began around 1950 and continued through to 2000. The photographs include such topics as agriculture, businesses, well-known residences and landmarks, street scenes, aerial views, and people in Beaumont and nearby locations as far back as 1835 and as recent as 2000.
Dates: 1835-2000

Glynn W. Rogers Photograph Collection

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Identifier: AC-654
Abstract Glynn W. Rogers was a photographer, who owned a photography studio in Beaumont at 594 Washington Boulevard. This collection consists primarily of photographic negatives taken during the 1920's.
Dates: 1920-1930

Hugh Maxey Hargrove Papers

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Identifier: AC-205
Abstract Hugh Maxey Hargrove was born in Penn, Texas, in 1880 and lived in Waco before moving to Beaumont in 1909. He worked for the San Jacinto Life Insurance Company where he became president in 1918.
Dates: 1923-1935

J.D. Campbell Collection

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Identifier: AC-102
Abstract Judge J.D. Campbell was born in Chappell Hill, Texas, during the Civil War. During his time in Beaumont he worked as an appointed corporation court judge, with a private firm, as the elected city attorney, and as the justice of the 60th District Court. This collection is comprised largely of Judge J. D. Campbell’s business and personal papers and other items related to the activities of him and his family. These take the form of artifacts, correspondence, manuscripts, newspapers and...
Dates: 1877 - 2001

John C. Hooper, Jr., Photograph Collection

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Identifier: AC-631
Abstract John C. Hooper, Jr., was a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He lived in Beaumont for 73 years and was the owner of Hooper Graphic Arts and also was employed as a freelance photographer for the Beaumont Enterprise newspaper. This collection includes photographs of landmark structures around the City of Beaumont, landscapes, industrial, and portrait photographs that date back to the early 1900’s.

Dates: 1903-1959

John E. Glasgow Photograph Collection

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Identifier: AC-650
Abstract This collection consists of photographs obtained from John E. Glasgow of Pacific Palisades, California, which were taken by his grandfather, Clinton B. Glasgow, of Beaumont, Texas. The photographs depict the travels of Clinton Glasgow as a private chauffeur and salesman in the geographic locale of Texas and Mexico (with primary emphasis being that of the region of southeast Texas), and his further travels to Kentucky, Maine and New York. The images also reflect Clinton Glasgow’s particular...
Dates: 1920-1950

Judge Al Gerson Papers

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Identifier: AC-656
Abstract This collection contains photographs, professional documents, plaques and memorabilia pertaining to the life and career of Judge Al Gerson, who presided over the Jefferson County Court of Law Number One for twenty-seven years, from 1984 until his retirement in 2011.
Dates: 1924-2013

Lena Milam Papers

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Identifier: AC-018
Abstract Lena Triplett Milam (1884-1984) had a profound impact on the development of the musical arts in Beaumont. This collection spans Lena Milam's professional life and the period of her retirement. Newspaper clippings highlight important periods in her life, such as the formation of the Music Study Club and the start of Music Week. Correspondence mainly includes letters of appreciation from admirers. Program guides offer a concise look at music events in Beaumont.
Dates: 1877 - 1979

Magnolia Garden Club Records

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Identifier: AC-362
Abstract The Magnolia Garden Club of Beaumont, Texas, was founded on March 3, 1937, with 47 charter members for the purpose of fostering interest in home gardening and flower arrangement. Conservation, civic improvement and education in the gardening field soon expanded the initial program. The club was then invited to become a member of the Garden Club of America in 1949. The Magnolia Garden Club Records consist of scrapbooks, membership books, programs, administrative materials, historical materials,...
Dates: 1927 - 2017

Margaret A. Chamberlain Papers

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Identifier: AC-584
Abstract This collection contains the personal and legal papers, and artifacts of Margaret A. Chamberlain during her life in Beaumont, Texas.
Dates: 1997-2011

Mary Ogden Hayden Papers

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Identifier: AC-659
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1945-1978

Melody Maids Collection

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Identifier: AC-633
Abstract The Melody Maids were a girls' choir which traveled the United States and the world to perform for military bases from 1942 to 1972. Led by Eloise Rush Milam, the Melody Maids learned not just music, but also decorum and manners. This collection holds almost 200 scrapbooks made by Ms. Milam and the Maids during the group's thirty years of existence and the decades of celebrations and reunions that followed..
Dates: 1930-2013

Montalbano-Latino-Fowler Papers

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Identifier: AC-648
Abstract The Montalbano-Latino-Fowler Papers consist of love letters written by Joseph F. Montalbano of Beaumont, Texas, to Antoinette Montalbano (his wife) and other Latino family members who resided in New Rochelle, New York. Contained in the papers are postcards sent and received by extended family members and documents pertaining to religious worship practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Also included are photographs of members of the Montalbano and Latino families and that of Gloria Grace...
Dates: 1925-2014

Neches River Festival Programs

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Identifier: AC-048
Abstract The Neches River Festival was conceived on May 3, 1947, when Mr. Caldwell McFaddin, President of Beaumont's Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Clarence DeBush, Executive Vice President and Secretary, discussed plans for the betterment of Beaumont and the Chamber of Commerce. This collection contains five boxes of Neches River Festival Programs and related materials in chronological order in the conclusive years 1949 to the present.
Dates: 1949 - 2005

Reinstra-Larcome Family Papers

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Identifier: AC-639
Abstract Betty Rienstra was a community leader in Beaumont, Texas. She was active in various civic organizations including library associations, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Eta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and the American Association of University Women. She was elected to a trustee position for South Park Independent School District where she served for 15 years. Her papers include business and historic records of historic and civic groups as well as newspaper clippings and scrapbooks...
Dates: 1917-2012

Roy H. Towell, Jr., Papers

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Identifier: AC-473
Abstract Roy H. Towell, Jr. (1915-1996) was a local businessman in Beaumont, Texas. As an avid photographer, he took numerous photographs of parades, social events, and other topics of interest to him that occurred both in Beaumont and Houston. This collection consists of slides, photographs, and textual material that relate to his business and photography interest in the community in which he was a long-time resident.
Dates: 1910 - 1993

Sabine Oaks Home Records

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Identifier: AC-651
Abstract The Sabine Oaks Home began as The Beaumont Home for the Aged founded by the United Church Women of Beaumont and chartered in 1944. The home was managed by a Board of Directors. In 1965 the Sabine Oaks Auxiliary was organized to address the needs of residents and help finance special projects. The collection consists of eight scrapbooks.
Dates: 1944-2014

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church Records

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Identifier: AC-653
Abstract This collection contains Sunday service worship bulletins from 2009 to 2017 for Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Beaumont, Texas. The collection also consists of the weekly published newsletter, annual parish meeting reports, church membership directories, and other miscellaneous materials related to church activities.
Dates: 2009-2017

Serra Club Records

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Identifier: AC-208
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence and administrative records related to the Serra Club of Beaumont. Materials include newsletters, membership lists, financial documents, newspaper clippings, minutes, and by-laws.
Dates: 1934 - 1994

South Park Heritage Museum Records

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Identifier: AC-459
Abstract The South Park Heritage Museum Records is a composite collection of historical material compiled by the South Park community in Beaumont that documents its school district's heritage. The collection includes a vareity of materials including yearbooks, scrapbooks, programs, photographs, newsletters, reunion programs, film, and other memorabilia that encompasses the history of the school district, with an emphasis on the history of South Park High School.
Dates: 1891 - 2016