Subject Source: Searslocal
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Birdwell Family Papers consists of materials related to the Birdwell family and the Birdwell Fence Company. Contained in the personal correspondence are letters written and received by Seth and Jessamine Birdwell. Other items in these papers pertain to fence company correspondence with accompanying financial receipts, statements, and printed matter. Also found in this same collection are a poem book, newspaper clippings, photographs, Beaumont High School newsletters (1919-1922) and...
Abstract Claire Rhorman is a resident of Beaumont, Texas. Her family moved from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, to Port Arthur, Texas, when she was about three months old. She attended Port Arthur schools and continued living in the area into adulthood. Many of the photographs in this collection reflect family events and locations in and around Port Arthur. Her grandfather, Carlos Castille, inherited land in St. Martin Parish which had been in his family for about 200 years. A number of the early photographs...
Abstract Cleveland Nisby was a prominent civic leader and activist in the Beaumont, Texas area. While employed by the Magnolia Refinery, Mr. Nisby worked to get union representation for Black workers and to eliminate dual lines of promotion for Black and White workers. In the 1960’s he made numerous appearances before local elected officials to encourage the hiring of Black clerical and professional employees. His efforts led to the hiring of the first Black employee hired for a clerical position in...
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 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.
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...
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.
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
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...
Abstract The O'Brien Family Papers document the remarkably parallel lives of three generations of the O'Brien men. George, Chenault, and Chilton O'Brien were leaders who improved Southeast Texas with their service in the military, political, business, religious, and organizational life in Beaumont, Texas.
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