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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

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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

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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

Janice Zahn Adams Collection

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Identifier: AC-551
Abstract Janice Zahn was born in 1936 to Henry and Myrtle Zahn, who were the owners of the South Park Jewlery Store. She was a student at South Park High School and graduated in 1954. Afterwards, she went on to attend Lamar Tech and graduated in 1958. While in school, she was a junior member of the American Red Cross. She also attended Washington Boulevard Christian Church. Her interests included geneology, which is reflected in this collection. There are also included: programs, invitations,...
Dates: 1930-2000

J.D. Campbell Collection

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Joan and Norman Lowrey Papers

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Identifier: AC-661
Abstract Joan and Norman Lowrey were both Southeast Texas natives. Joan was a descendant of the French family, one of the earliest families to settle in Beaumont, and her husband Norman served in the National Guard and the Army in World War II and the Korean War, respectively. After graduating from Beaumont High School in 1944, he attended Lamar University and afterwards worked there as Coordinator of Adult Education until his retirement. Their collection features mixed material related to Beaumont...
Dates: 1932 - 2014

John C. Hooper, Jr., Photograph Collection

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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

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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

Joseph Bryan Morris Papers

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Identifier: AC-684
Abstract Joseph Bryan Morris (1892-1982) was born in Hamilton, Texas and moved to Beaumont in 1917 after graduating from the University of Texas. He worked as a lawyer in Beaumont, most notably as an attorney for the Beaumont and South Park School Districts, as well as the Port of Beaumont and South Park Junior College (precursor to Lamar College of Technology, and later, Lamar University). The Joseph Bryan Morris Papers consist primarily of legal documentation, litigation, oil and gas leases,...
Dates: 1920 - 1959

Juanita H. Phelps Papers

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Identifier: AC-293
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

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

Junior League of Beaumont Records

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Identifier: AC-282
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

Kathleen Elizabeth "Betty" Lamont Maloney Leaf Papers

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Identifier: AC-689
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

Keith Griffin Collection

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Identifier: AC-833
Abstract John Henry Phelan made his fortune with the Spindletop oil discovery before setting about to build the most spectacular house in Beaumont. The house was designed by Atlanta architect, Owen James Trainor Southwell, a childhood friend of Phelan. The $500,000 mansion designed was a nine-bay, two story house of limestone brick with a gabled, tile roof and sat on 28 acres of property. The estate was given to the Sisters of Charity in January of 1957 and served as a convent house. Today the city...
Dates: 1959

KFDM-TV Channel 6 Collection

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Identifier: AC-483
Abstract

KFDM is the first and oldest television station in the Beaumont area, serving Port Arthur, Orange, and Lake Charles, as well. It first went on air April 24, 1955. This collection consists of KFDM's PM Magazine Tapes and the News Library Tapes. There is also an index section, which contains Log Books to news clippings, chronological list of PM Magazine episodes, and listings of newsclips by date.

Dates: 1977 - 1990

Lena Milam Papers

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Identifier: AC-018
Abstract

Lena Triplett Milam (1884-1984) had a profound impact on the development of the musical arts in Beaumont. This collection spans Lena Milam's professional life and the period of her retirement. Newspaper clippings highlight important periods in her life, such as the formation of the Music Study Club and the start of Music Week. Correspondence mainly includes letters of appreciation from admirers. Program guides offer a concise look at music events in Beaumont.

Dates: 1877 - 1979

Looney Family Photograph Albums

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Identifier: AC-603
Abstract

Wilber C. Looney was a prominent businessman in Beaumont, Texas. When he retired he was a manager in southeast Texas for Westinghouse Electric Corp. He and his wife, Thyrza, a well-known local interior designer, resided at a now-historic home on North Eleventh and Toccoa Streets. Known then as the Vaughn House, the couple restored this Victorian cottage into a plantation-style mansion in 1948.



Dates: 1930-2011

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

Magnolia Garden Club

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Identifier: AC-362
Abstract

Collection containing administrative and financial documents, scrapbooks, newsletters, and awards belonging to the Magnolia Garden Club and reflecting decades of activity in and around Beaumont.

Dates: 1937 - 2019

Margaret A. Chamberlain Papers

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Identifier: AC-584
Abstract

This collection contains the personal and legal papers, and artifacts of Margaret A. Chamberlain during her life in Beaumont, Texas.

Dates: 1997-2011

Mari Burke South Park Collection

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Identifier: AC-110
Abstract This collection contains South Park High School football programs, as well as several issues of the Greenie Gusher newsletter from the late 1940s. The newsletter printed issues from the early 1930s until, at least, the late 1970s. South Park High School was founded in the late 1890s and expanded with the 1901 oil boom. The school mascot was the "Greenies" and the school color was green. The high school was eventually merged into West Brook High School as a desegregation measure. This...
Dates: 1948-1949

Mary Ogden Hayden Papers

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Identifier: AC-659
Abstract Members of Mary Ogden Hayden’s family were longtime residents of Southeast Texas. Her uncle, Louis Ogden, owned a hardware store and Chevrolet dealership in Anahuac. The family was also involved in rice farming in Winnie. The collection includes photographs of students in South Park High School when Mrs. Hayden was attending, photographs of the Melody Maids while Mrs. Hayden was a member of the group, and photographs of local disasters and events which were taken by Mrs. Hayden’s brother....
Dates: 1945-1978

Marylyn Munsterman Collection

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Identifier: AC-674
Abstract Marylyn Duhon Munsterman (1923-2016) was born in Beaumont, Texas in 1923 and remained a lifelong resident. Marylyn was passionate about music, theatre, and the arts, teaching drama at Forest Park High School and active as both a performer and a director in numerous local theatrical productions. The bulk of this collection consists of programs for various theatrical productions in southeast Texas and beyond. Organizations represented include Beaumont Community Players, Beaumont Opera, Actors...
Dates: 1940 - 2016

Mayor Becky Ames Collection

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Identifier: AC-836
Abstract Mayor Becky (Benoit) Ames served as Mayor of Beaumont from 2007 to 2021. She was the longest-running mayor of the city, serving for 14 years across 7 terms. In total, she spent 27 years on City Council. Mayor Ames recieved many awards and recognition from organizations both locally and nationally. This collection consists of memorabilia, correspondence, artifacts, photographs, plaques, awards, and framed items from Mayor Becky Ames' office. The materials represent the many organizations and...
Dates: 1981 - 2021