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Appleman Family Papers

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Identifier: AC-585
Abstract The Appleman family owned the first Buick dealership in Beaumont, and actively participated in the social life of the town. This collection of digital photographs, scanned from the originals, includes photographs of family members, their travels, the B. K. Appleman Buick dealership, and photographs of early Beaumont. It also includes advertisements for the B. K. Appleman Gumbo Bit and patent applications.
Dates: 1890s-1980s

Arrington-Beck Family Papers

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Identifier: AC-812
Abstract John Thomas ("Tom") Arrington grew up in Fayette County, West Virginia. While attending high school he met his future wife, Sandra Ray Beck. The couple soon dated and then in 1960 married. Tom Arrington went on to graduate with a chemistry degree from West Virginia University. In 1967, the Arrington family moved to Beaumont, Texas, where Tom assumed a position as chemist with the Goodyear Chemical Plant and then later with the Valspar Paint Plant. The family papers consist of photographs,...
Dates: 1880 - 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

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 Baptist Church of Beaumont Records

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Identifier: AC-630
Abstract Founded in 1872, the First Baptist Church of Beaumont, Texas, and its members, have contributed immensely to the religious, social, economic, and political life of the city. The records of the church include photographs, publications, administrative records, records of the Sunday School, and membership records.
Dates: 1876-2013

Gene Bird Gilliom Papers

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Identifier: AC-825
Abstract The Beaumont Iron Works Company was founded in 1910. During World War II it manufactured military equipment for the U.S. Army and Navy. Gene Bird Gilliom worked as James Baldwin's private secretery during his time as manager of Beaumont Iron Works, where she collected photographs of the company's plant, newspaper clippings, telegrams from Washington, D.C., and a copy of Baldwin's resignation speech.
Dates: 1946 - 1951

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

Halvor I. Ostebee Collection

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Identifier: AC-419
Abstract Halvor Ingebret Ostebee was a pioneer Beaumont, Texas, photographer who, during the Spindletop oil boom, was best known for the first action-picture of the Lucas gusher, the city's landmark oil well that was discovered in 1901. He opened his first portable photography gallery, called Beach Studio, in Beaumont, in 1897. The city's elite flocked to have pictures taken on birthdays and other anniversaries, and particularly weddings. His photographs of the history-making event at Spindletop were...
Dates: 1848-2004

John Dollinger, Jr., Incorporated Records

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Identifier: AC-604
Abstract The John Dollinger, Jr., Company moved in 1907 to Beaumont, Texas, from Plaquemine, Louisiana, where it quickly became a local leader in the steel fabrication industry until its closure in 1995.

Dates: 1890s-1995

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

John H. Walker Papers

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Identifier: AC-241
Abstract John H. Walker (1909-2001) was born in Beaumont, Texas, and held a deep interest in Beaumont history. This interest culminated in the publication of his book, Beaumont: A Pictorial History.

Dates: 1863-1994

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

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

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

Sallye J. Keith Papers

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Identifier: AC-822
Abstract The Keith family were long-established residents of Beaumont and had been engaged in the lumber industry for several generations. These papers consist of business and legal records, correspondence, newspaper clippings, oil leases, deeds, scrapbooks and other assorted memorabilia related to the Keith and Doucette families as well as Sallye's personal involvement with the YWCA. A few documents of interest in this collection include a relatively large collection of historical photographs including...
Dates: c. 1880-1979

Westminster Presbyterian Church Records

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Identifier: AC-606
Abstract The First Presbyterian Church of Beaumont, Texas, was organized in 1880. The church subsequently changed its name to Westminster Presbyterian Church, and after 129 vibrant and successful years, disbanded in 2009.

Dates: 1880-2009