Showing Collections: 91 - 108 of 108
Abstract The Scottish Society of Southeast Texas is a community organization honoring Scottish heritage and culture in the southeast Texas region. The Society holds regular meetings, develops programs, and hosts an annual "Burns Dinner" featuring aspects of Scottish culture including traditional poems and songs. In the 1990s, a "tartan committee" was established to create a colleciton of clan tartans. Ms. Dorothy Callaway designed and constructed two tartan books featuring samples of tartan patterns,...
Dates: 1986 - 2021
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence and administrative records related to the Serra Club of Beaumont. Materials include newsletters, membership lists, financial documents, newspaper clippings, minutes, and by-laws.
Dates: 1934 - 1994
Abstract The Stella Oil Company was first established in 1906 by Herbert Judson Halliday. Some of the photographs in this collection relate to Spindletop during the time period from 1902 to 1904. While other photographs are from the 1940's and were taken by his son, Herbert B. Halliday, when he worked for the Stella Oil Company at this later date in time.
Abstract The South Park Heritage Museum Records is a composite collection of historical material compiled by the South Park community in Beaumont that documents its school district's heritage. The collection includes a vareity of materials including yearbooks, scrapbooks, programs, photographs, newsletters, reunion programs, film, and other memorabilia that encompasses the history of the school district, with an emphasis on the history of South Park High School.
Dates: 1891 - 2016
Abstract Don Kelly collected this assortment of postcards of Southeast Texas from 1970 to 2000. They were acquired either through flea markets, postcard sale shows, or mail order publications. The postcards depict a wide variety of subject matter for Southeast Texas that includes such things as agriculture, industry, shipping, and noteworthy buildings found within the region.
Dates: circa 1900-1975
Abstract The Spindletop 2001 Commission along with the Friends of Spindletop organized the centennial celebration held on January 10, 2001. The commemoration took place at the Spindletop and Gladys City Boomtown Museum, and attracted attendees including former United States president George H.W. Bush and country music artist Tracy Byrd. These records are related to the Spindletop 2001 Commission, Friends of Spindletop, and the organization of the collaborative "Spindletop 2001" commemorative event in...
Dates: 1901 - 2003
Abstract Ed and Myrtle Sprott reared five sons and four daughters in a house on Roberts Avenue in Beaumont, Texas. Each child worked their way through school. All nine sons and daughters earned college degrees. The collection consists of photographs, newspaper articles, and a compiled family history.
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...
Abstract The Beaumont Symphony Society was formed in 1950. After several of its members had visited symphony orchestras in Houston and Dallas, the Society decided to sponsor numerous guest appearances of out-of-town symphonies to perform in Beaumont. Out of this endeavor a Beaumont Symphony Orchestra was created in 1953. A Beaumont Women's Symphony League was soon formed in 1955 to help organize major fund raising events as the Viennese Ball, Debutante program, and the Symphony of Trees each...
Dates: 1988 - 2001
Abstract Theodric E. "Ted" Moor, Jr. (1932-2015) was an insurance agent in Beaumont, Texas who spent his career expanding the insurance business which was co-founded by his father, Theodric E. Moor, Sr. He later purchased the Amarillo Gold Sox baseball team and relocated them to Beaumont in 1982, changing the name to the Golden Gators. This collection consists of Ted Moor, Jr.'s genealogical and historical research. He kept notebooks of his research, with materials including pedigree charts,...
Dates: 1839 - 2015
Abstract The Texas League of Professional Baseball Teams was first organized in 1888. The Beaumont Exporters were formed in 1920 as part of the Texas League. They played at Magnolia Ballpark through 1929 before moving to the newly constructed Stuart Stadium in 1930. In the 1930s through 1946, the team was an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. It was during this period that they had many successful seasons, winning the championship pennant in the years 1932 and 1938. In 1983, Beaumont once again was home...
Dates: 1920 - 1986
Abstract Ted "Dillon" Powers (1940-2011) was a graduate of Beaumont High School and Lamar University, and later a resident of Austin, Texas. He worked for the Texas Department of Transportation, as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also was Coordinator of the Texas Historical Commission. The collection consists of papers belonging primarily to Theodore Powers, Jr. and longtime family friend Olliedyne SoRelle. Other families members represented include Nathaniel Burton Powers,...
Dates: 1825 - 2000
Abstract On January 1, 1961, citizens of Jefferson County, Texas gathered to devise a plan of action against what they percieved as "organized gambling, prostitution, graft, vice, and corrupt officials" running rampant in the county. Civic leaders, labor spokesmen, and members of churches and schools met with members of the House General Investigating Committee (the James Commission), forming The United Citizens for Law Enforcement (UCLE). The collection consists of organizational and administrative...
Dates: 1929 - 1973
Abstract Albert Clark (A. S. Clark) was a photographer in Beaumont, Texas, in the early 1900's.
Dates: circa 1901
Abstract The First Presbyterian Church of Beaumont, Texas, was organized in 1880. The church subsequently changed its name to Westminster Presbyterian Church, and after 129 vibrant and successful years, disbanded in 2009.
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.
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
- Photographs 64
- Correspondence 52
- Beaumont (Tex.) 51
- Scrapbooks 36
- Beaumont (Jefferson county, Texas : inhabited place) 30
- Community life--Beaumont (Tex.) 24
- Newspaper clippings 23
- Programs (documents) 17
- Newsletters 16
- Clippings (information artifacts) 14
- Financial records 14
- Women--Societies 14
- Black-and-white photographs 13
- Genealogy 13
- Minutes (administrative records) 13
- Annual reports 11
- Family life 11
- Petroleum industry 11
- History 10
- Performing Arts 10 ∧ less
- French 1
- Beaumont Music Commission (Beaumont, Tex.) 3
- Jefferson Theatre (Beaumont, Tex.) 3
- Jefferson Theatre Preservation Society (Beaumont, Tex.) 3
- Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 3
- Melody Maids (Beaumont, Tex.) 3
- Tyrrell Historical Library (Beaumont, Tex.) 3
- American National Bank (Beaumont, Tex.) 2
- Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC) 2
- Beaumont Chamber of Commerce 2
- Beaumont Civic Opera (Beaumont, Tex.) 2
- Beaumont Exporters Baseball Team 2
- Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) 2
- Beaumont Junior League (Beaumont, Tex.) 2
- Beaumont Library Commission 2
- Beaumont Symphony Women's League (Beaumont, Tex.) 2
- Brooks, Jack, 1922-2012 2
- Delta Kappa Gamma, Eta Nu Chapter 2
- Desk and Derrick Club (Beaumont, Tex.) 2
- First City Bank 2
- First National Bank of Beaumont 2 ∧ less