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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
Abstract Charlene Kiker (1929-2004) was a lifelong resident of Beaumont, Texas. She worked as a secretary for over thirty years with Mobil Oil Corporation and was president of the Desk and Derrick Club of Beaumont. She had a strong interest in the arts and music and was also involved with the Beaumont Civic Opera, Beaumont Symphony Orchestra, Beaumont Music Commission, Melody Maids, Interfaith Choir, and the choir of the First United Methodist Church. The Charlene Kiker Papers consist of meeting...
Dates: 1903 - 1999
Abstract The Desk and Derrick Club was established in March 1949 as the first professional organization for women working in the oil and gas industry. The Desk and Derrick Club’s original mission was to educate and support women who were working in the energy industry. The Desk and Derrick Club produced this scrapbook in its first year of existence. The collection includes newspaper clippings of the Club's organizational meetings, and original activities
Dates: 1901 - 2006
Abstract The Delta Kappa Gamma Society is a professional society for women educators, founded on May 11, 1929 at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. The mission of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society is "to promote professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education." Materials consist of organizational records, administrative records, newsletters, yearbooks, rosters, programs, meetings, correspondence, photographs, by-laws, financial records, history, and programs related to...
Dates: 1929 - 2004
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
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
Abstract Jeanette Mulder Greer was a native of Beaumont, who attended local schools and then graduated in 1941 from Beaumont High School. She began her professional career in 1945 with KFDM Radio and was soon thereafter employed with KFDM Television. Her career at KFDM spanned 43 years with her final retirement being in 1989. During her tenure with the local telecommunication media company, she served as both business manager and then vice president and assistant secretary to the general manager. This...
Dates: 1922 - 2015
Abstract This collection of materials belonged to Jeannette Doiron, Club Historian for the Woman's Club of Beaumont. Materials include club yearbooks from 1959 to 2015, budgets, newsletters, periodicals, brochures, events, programs, newspaper clippings, awards, meetings, and other administrative materials.
Dates: 1959 - 2018
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...
Dates: 1955 - 1998
Abstract The Junior League of Beaumont, a civic organization of women devoted to volunteerism, was first organized in 1937 with thirty-eight members. In 1945 the League joined the Association of Junior Leagues of America. This collection consists of Junior League of Beaumont publications including issues of the “Spinnings from Spindeltop” newsletter and annual reports. Annual reports include information on by-laws and membership lists.
Dates: 1951 - 1998
Abstract Betty Lamont Maloney Leaf was born in 1922 in St. Augustine, Florida. She came to serve both as president of the Magnolia Garden Club of Beaumont and then as director of the Garden Club of America. She also received the Medal of Merit from the Garden Club of America. This collection consists primarily of publications, certificates, and awards from the Garden Club of America and the many other Beaumont community organizations Betty Leaf was involved with. It also features photographs and...
Dates: 1940 - 2016
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
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
Abstract The Woman's Club of Beaumont was founded in 1895 and has been an important community leader in Beaumont for the promotion of cultural education and events. The records of the club include minutes, departmental papers, yearbooks, scrapbooks, membership materials, and photographs.
Abstract The Women's Auxiliary to the Jefferson County Medical Society formed in 1929 with Mrs. J.M. Gober as president. By 1953, the Auxiliary sought to extend the aims of the medical profession, to assist in entertainment at state, district, and county meetings, and promote acquaintances among physicians' families. Membership comprised the wives of medical doctors, but today the membership is inclusive of all spouses. Fifteen scrapbooks and one folder of ephemera comprise the material in this...
Dates: 1947 - 1976
- Subject: Women--Societies X
- Women--Societies 14
- Beaumont (Tex.) 12
- Photographs 11
- Scrapbooks 9
- Community life--Beaumont (Tex.) 7
- Correspondence 7
- Newsletters 6
- By-Laws (administrative records) 5
- Newspaper clippings 5
- Programs (documents) 5
- Yearbooks 5
- Annual reports 4
- Beaumont (Jefferson county, Texas : inhabited place) 4
- Magazines (periodicals) 4
- Minutes 4
- Minutes (administrative records) 4
- Bulletins 3
- Financial records 3
- Membership lists 3
- Theater 3 ∧ less
- Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC) 2
- Beaumont Civic Opera (Beaumont, Tex.) 2
- Beaumont Music Commission (Beaumont, Tex.) 2
- Desk and Derrick Club (Beaumont, Tex.) 2
- Jefferson Theatre Preservation Society (Beaumont, Tex.) 2
- Magnolia Garden Club 2
- Woman's Club (Beaumont, Tex.) 2
- American Locomotive 1
- Beaumont Iron Works Company, Beaumont, Texas 1
- Beaumont Junior League (Beaumont, Tex.) 1
- Beaumont Symphony Women's League (Beaumont, Tex.) 1
- Campbell, Jefferson Davis, 1862-1935 1
- Campbell, Mary Agnes, 1889-1959 1
- Cloninger Family 1
- Cloninger, Marie Concetta Mazzagatti, 1919-2016 1
- Cloninger, Morris, 1907-2008 1
- Delta Kappa Gamma, Eta Nu Chapter 1
- Doiron, Jeannette 1
- First Methodist Church 1
- Friends of the Beaumont Public Library (Beaumont, Tex.) 1 ∧ less