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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

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

Brooks Family Papers

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Identifier: AC-437
Abstract The Brooks Family Papers consists of four family members. Henry C. Brooks, Dorothy G. Brooks, and their two daughters, Rebecca A. Brooks and Nancy B. Neild. Mr. Brooks for many years managed the Fashion department store in Beaumont. His wife helped to raise their two daughters, Nancy and Rebecca. Nancy has long been active in several civic organizations in Beaumont including the Junior League and the the Spindletop Chairty Horse Show. Her sister, Rebecca, was a professional model and actress...
Dates: 1900 - 2008

Frank Weber Photograph Collection

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Identifier: AC-837
Abstract Frank Cleveland Weber (1882-1965) was born in Beaumont, Texas, where he lived for the majority of his life. As a teen, young Frank Weber took a job at J.J. Nathan's dry goods store. He worked with J.J. Nathan for twenty-seven years, becoming manager and growing the business into the largest store in Beaumont. The store's successs brought Frank Weber into the "entrepenuerial class" of Beaumont, which prospered even more after the Spindeltop oil discovery of 1901. This collection consists of...
Dates: 1880 - 1951

Gordon F. Baxter Papers

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Identifier: AC-440
Abstract Gordon F. Baxter was born on December 25, 1923, in Port Arthur, Texas. He resided in Beaumont from 1959 until his death on June 11, 2005. During his professional career he was a writer, radio broadcaster, and a airplane pilot. He was well-known for his independent spirit and proved to be a colorful figure in his profession. These papers include personal papers and correspondence, artifacts, scrapbooks, publications, slides, and photographic negatives related to his personal life and...
Dates: 1855 - 2011

Lynn H. and Frances Katherine Shaw Gilbert Papers

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Identifier: AC-520
Abstract Lynn H. and Frances Katherine Shaw Gilbert were long-time residents of Beaumont, Texas. Prior to their marriage in 1966, they had both been previously married. This collection consists of family photo albums, loose photographs, and a patent certificate with accompanying correspondence for an extended family member. Also included in the photographs are items related to friends, vacations, and events that occurred in the course of their lives.
Dates: 1905 - 1979

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

Morris and Concetta Cloninger Papers

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Identifier: AC-681
Abstract Morris Cloninger graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and taught English at both Conroe and South Park High Schools. Concetta (nee Mazzagatti) Cloninger became interested in theatre while a student at South Park High School and then attended Lamar Junior College, where she studied under Irene Arnett. She later won a scholarship and did post graduate work at the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts in Pasadena, California. Upon leaving California, Concetta took the stage...
Dates: 1926 - 2016

Pierre Ferdinand Patureau Papers

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Identifier: AC-824
Abstract Pierre Ferdinand Patureau (1800-1860) was born in LaRoche, France. He married Anne Rose Machet (1801-1843) in 1820. The couple immigrated to Louisiana with their four children in 1840. One of their grandchildren, Marie Victorine Patureau (1873-1937), married William Cropper (1870-1918) in 1892 and began to collect traces of her family's history. Marie and William moved at some point in the early 1900s from Louisana to Beaumont, Texas. This collection consists of genealogy, correspondence,...
Dates: 1840 - 2020; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1950

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

Stratton-Stevens-Follin Family Papers

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Identifier: AC-586
Abstract The Stratton-Stevens-Follin Family Papers consists of personal correspondence and compiled family histories. The correspondence ranges from the 1850's to the 1870's, and was written by multiple members of the three families. The majority of the correspondence was written by or addressed to Asa Stratton, Jr., or his wife, Louisa Waldmann Stratton. The collection also contains information related to family history of the Stevens family, which intermarried with the Stratton family in 1893. And...
Dates: 1837-1971

Winter Family Papers

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Identifier: AC-339
Abstract This collection holds papers from six generations of the Winter family, beginning with Ann Clarke, born in 1779. Over the course of these generations, the family moved from North Carolina, to Alabama, to Louisiana, to Missouri, and finally to Texas.

Dates: 1817-1960s