Subject Source: Sears
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This collection contains correspondence to and from Walter Joshua Crawford during the 27 years he practiced law in Beaumont, Texas, as well as title abstracts and corporate stocks for land and businesses located in Jefferson, Hardin, Galveston, and Liberty Counties. Mr. Crawford was born in Mount Vernon, Franklin County, Texas, in 1873. He attended the University of Texas and after obtaining a law degree, he began practicing law in Beaumont. Mr. Crawford was active in politics throughout the...
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 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
Abstract Betty Rienstra was a community leader in Beaumont, Texas. She was active in various civic organizations including library associations, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Eta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and the American Association of University Women. She was elected to a trustee position for South Park Independent School District where she served for 15 years. Her papers include business and historic records of historic and civic groups as well as newspaper clippings and...