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Edmond A. Goolsbee Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-132
Abstract

This collection contains the records, photographs, and objects of Edmond A. Goolsbee, both through his military service as a fighter pilot in WWII as well as his personal and professional life.

Dates: 1932 - 2021

Eleanor Woods Lavelle Papers

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Identifier: AC-573
Abstract

Eleanor Woods Lavelle was the daughter of Tom and Lottye Woods. Tom fought in World War I, and Eleanor collected and transcribed the approximately 76 letters he sent to Lottye during the war. The collection also contains family photograph albums and memorial books.

Dates: 1916-1982

Elmo Willard, III, Papers

 Collection
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

Emmett A. Fletcher Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-834
Abstract

Emmett A. Fletcher was a Beaumont businessman and elected official. He was elected as mayor of Beaumont in 1906 and served two terms over 12 years. He was involved in the creation of Beaumont's infrastructure, business, and city development. This is a small collection consisting of photographs, newspaper clippings, funeral remarks, and licenses for steamboat inspection and operation belonging to Emmett A. Fletcher.

Dates: 1919 - 1953

Eta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma

 Collection
Identifier: AC-492
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...
Dates: 1929 - 2004

Father Patrick Turner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-442
Abstract

Father Patrick Turner was a local Catholic pastor who served at several churches in Jefferson County, Texas. Churches he served at include: St. Anthony, St. Charles, St. Mary, St. Helen, and St. Louis Catholic Church. The collection itself contains ancestry records, census records, and photographs.

Dates: 1624-2001

Fire Museum of Texas Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-300
Abstract This collection consists of approximately 994 photographs from the Fire Museum of Texas, which opened in 1984 in Beaumont, documenting firefighting in Southeast Texas from 1856 to 1993, with heavy emphasis on the first half of the twentieth century. The Fire Department of Beaumont was established in 1881 and images in this collection cover many aspects of the department including firefighters, firehouses, and fire engines; fires and local buildings damaged by fire; fire prevention...
Dates: 1885-1993

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

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-632
Abstract

Founded in 1894, the First Christian Church is a congregation for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination. The records of the church include directories, committee minutes, papers on church doctrine, photographs, facility records, worship bulletins, records of Camp Wildurr, records of its Sunday School classes, treasurer's reports, and special anniversary and dedication programs.

Dates: 1903-2013

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

Harned-Quilliam Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-044
Abstract This collection is comprised of records, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks related to Gladys Harned Quilliam and Jewell Harned. Gladys Quilliam and Jewel Harned were both prominent members of the musical community in Beaumont, Texas. Sisters and Tennessee natives, they moved to Beaumont, Texas as children and grew to become proficient musicians and teachers. Gladys and Jewell were both teachers at the local Harned Studios. They were also both heavily involved in local music...
Dates: 1914-1978

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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Iva Tevis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-264
Abstract Iva Tevis, born in Southeast Texas in 1873, was the great-grandson of Nancy Tevis, a member of one of Beaumont's first families. In the early 1900s, he played professional baseball with the Texas League and the American Association, and soon after returned to Beaumont to work for the city. In 1933, he became Constable of Precinct 1, a position he held for the rest of his life. The Iva Tevis Collection features portraits of Iva, photographs from his professional, sporting, and church...
Dates: c.1890 - c.1940