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First City Bank Records

 Collection
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

Francis Norman Wagner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-462
Abstract

Francis Norman Wagner, born in 1910, lived in Nederland and Port Arthur most of his life. He wrote two books about life in Southeast Texas, and so amassed a large collection of newspaper clippings on topics related to the area. These clippings, and some other personal files related to his involvement in the Rotary Club, are collected here.

Dates: 1927-1983

Frank Weber Photograph Collection

 Collection
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

Gabriel M. and Muriel J.N. Krepper Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-477
Abstract This collection consists primarily of memorabilia related to the Pennsylvania and Bethlehem Shipyards located in Beaumont from the 1930's to the 1980's. Contained within this collection are two boxes of photographs, which number approximately 137 items. The theme of the photographs capture many aspects of the ship building trade including the following: shipyard officials and employees, commemorative and ceremonial events, offshore drilling platforms, vessels being built at the shipyard,...
Dates: 1930-2002

Gene Bird Gilliom Papers

 Collection
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

General Photographic Archives Collection

 Collection
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

Gilbert Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-159
Abstract The Gilbert family, long-time business and civic leaders of Southeast Texas, played a prominent role in the development of Beaumont from the city's modern economic beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century through to the middle of the twentieth century. Their many business interests, based primarily on oil, cattle, rice, and lumber involved every major economic venture in the region for more than a century. They were also leaders in the banking community and in the development of...
Dates: 1850-1995

Glynn W. Rogers Photograph Collection

 Collection
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

Golden Triangle Writers Guild Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-605
Abstract The Golden Triangle Writers Guild had its origins in the mid-1980s. Kay S. and Darwin J. Resnick were co-founders of the organization. The Guild quickly evolved into a professional organization with an annual conference held every year in Beaumont. Speakers came to the conference to help unpublished authors get published, provide workshops to better enable authors to write well, or to sell either their books or Guild authored books. Awards were also given to unpublished authors for best...
Dates: 1985 - 2005

Gordon F. Baxter Papers

 Collection
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

Gwendolyn Wingate Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-435
Abstract

Gwendolyn Wingate wrote extensively on the history of Beaumont and the history of immigrants who settled in Southeast Texas. This collection holds her research papers, personal and historical photographs, and correspondence. The topics of agriculture and genealogy are especially well covered.

Dates: 1909-1987

Halvor I. Ostebee Collection

 Collection
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

Harry Potter Jirou Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-174
Abstract This collection contains many photographs taken by Harry P. Jirou, who was a Beaumont area amateur photographer. The photographs document many early scenes of Beaumont, his personal interest in the Boy Scouts as a scout master, views of well-known landmarks in and around Beaumont, and early technological feats that took place in Beaumont. The photographs span a time period from 1888 through to the 1930's. The collection also includes memorabilia and correspondence, as well as newspaper...
Dates: 1888-1949

Herbert Herman Fiedler Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-298
Abstract Herbert Herman Fiedler was the personal chauffeur of Mrs. Frances Ann Lutcher of Orange, Texas. The Lutcher family owned vast tracts of timber in and around the Orange area and ran the Lutcher Moore Lumber Company. As prominent citizens of Orange, the Lutcher family owned two Pierce-Arrow touring automobiles and traveled extensively on sight-seeing trips throughout the United States, Canada, and western Europe. Many of these early road trips were documented in photographs by Mr....
Dates: 1909-1920

Herbert Roedenbeck Papers

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Identifier: AC-138
Abstract

Herbert Roedenbeck (1881-1975) in the given course of time will suffice as one of the last legendary pioneers of this century; his achievements in agriculture and land development proved to be an integral part of the present demographic status of Southeast Texas. The greater portion of this collection consists of correspondence during the conclusive years from 1932 to 1970 while he was active in the oil leasing business.

Dates: 1881 - 1974

Houston Tri-weekly Telegraph (Battle of Sabine Pass) Collection

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Identifier: AC-608
Abstract

Houston Public Library photostatic copies of the Houston Tri-weekly Telegraph, September, 1863, describing the Battle of Sabine Pass of 1863.

Dates: 1863

Hugh Maxey Hargrove Papers

 Collection
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

Ina Rogayle Franklin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-820
Abstract

Rogayle McGlothlin was born in 1940 and grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. She became a business editor for the local newspaper, the Beaumont Enterprise and later wrote travel articles for several national magazines. This collection consists of negative slides that were taken diuring her many travel trips to places such as East Asia, Western Europe, Central America, and North America.

Dates: c. 1980s-1990s

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-466
Abstract

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) is an international altruistic and benevolent fraternal organization. This collection contains records from the Beaumont Lodge of the Odd Fellows, and its auxiliary chapters for women and adolescents.

Dates: 1880s-1991

J. Glenn Cummings Research Papers Related to Harry Brinkley Bass

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Identifier: AC-587
Abstract J. Glenn Cummings is a resident of Beaumont, Texas who has researched, written, and published historical works on the subjects of scouting and World War II. His book on World War II naval aviator Harry Brinkley Bass, "Trailing a Texas Eagle," was extensively researched and published in 2010. Cummings also served as scoutmaster of Beaumont Troop 65 Boy Scouts of America for nearly thirty years. The collection consists of research notebooks, interviews, presentations, military records,...
Dates: 1916 - 2011

Jackson Broocks Osborne Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-273
Abstract

The Jackson Broocks Osborne Papers are a series of papers primarily related to Osborne's grandfather, John H. Broocks, and step-father, William Seale. The Broocks' papers include correspondence regarding his business ventures, papers from his legal practice, and his own personal writings. While the Seale's papers consist of correspondence and deeds, and financial ledgers from his sister's pharmacy, R. Seale & Co. Drugs.

Dates: 1834-985

Jacqueline Barnes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-827
Abstract

The Jacqueline Barnes Papers is a small artificial collection consisting of historical Barnes family deeds and oil leases in the Houston and Refugio county region, vital records of Laura Lee Conrad Barnes, pet medical records, Brittany dog breeding records, and photographs of dog shows. These materials were found among a donation of geneaology and history books from Jacqueline Barnes in 2020.

Dates: 1853 - 1992

J.D. Campbell Collection

 Collection
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

Jeanette Mulder Greer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-685
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....
Dates: 1922 - 2015

Jeannette Doiron Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-835
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

Jefferson Amusement Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-049
Abstract The Jefferson Amusement Company was founded in 1917 by Sol Gordon and Joe Clemmons. The Company's headquarters was located in Beaumont where some of the most elegant movie theaters were located including the famous Jefferson Theater which opened in 1927. This collection focuses on the maintenance of the Beaumont theaters, especially the Liberty and Jefferson theaters, film release schedules, contracts and financial correspondence, income ledgers, booking schedules, construction blue prints...
Dates: 1918 - 1980

Jefferson Theatre Preservation Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-364
Abstract The Jefferson Theatre was designed by architect Emile Weil in 1927, orignially for the Jefferson Amusement Company. The theatre closed in 1972, but reopened after an extensive restoration in 2003. This collection consists of materials originally collected by the Jefferson Theatre Preservation Society. The majority of the collection is comprised of deeds, oil leases, financial records, and correspondence related to the estates of Lena Mayer and Sol E. Gordon and their relatives. The...
Dates: 1834 - 2004

John C. Hooper, Jr., Photograph Collection

 Collection
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 Dollinger, Jr., Incorporated Records

 Collection
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

 Collection
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