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General Photographic Archives

This collection consists of 3,677 photographs that pertain to the history of the greater Beaumont area.  The images can be categorized into many general subject related themes that include such things as:  street scenes, aerial views, agriculture, churches, schools, libraries, restaurants, hotels, banks, businesses, commerce and …

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General Photographic Archives

John H. Walker Papers

The John H. Walker Papers represent a unique and varied collection focused primarily on the history and people of the City of Beaumont and the outlying rural area situated in Jefferson and Orange Counties, Texas.  Contained within this collection is a wealth of information captured in photographic images.  The photograph section of …

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John H. Walker Papers

Melody Maids Collection

The Melody Maids of Beaumont, Texas, was an all-girls choral group that performed from 1942 to 1972. It traveled around the world to military bases in order to entertain the troops. The group was directed by Eloise Rush Milam (1908-2008), who had studied music her entire life, and taught music at Dick Dowling Junior High School. …

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Melody Maids Collection

Capital One Bank of Beaumont Records

American National Bank of Beaumont was formed on May 4, 1901.  It quickly grew as a financial institution and in 1972 was merged with the name changed in 1981 to Texas Commerce Bank.  This was followed in 1987 with the bank becoming an owned subsidiary of Chemical Bank Corporation of New York and in 1996 the name of the bank was …

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Capital One Bank of Beaumont Records

The Edison Museum Collection Courtesy of Gulf States Utilities

This collection of donated archival material from the Edison Museum contains business records created by the Gulf States Utilities (GSU) Company.  In 1989, Entergy Corporation merged and bought out Gulf States Utilities (GSU), a Beaumont based company.  These records consist of the employee magazines, company scrapbooks, public …

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The Edison Museum Collection Courtesy of Gulf States Utilities

About the collections



The Tyrrell Historical Library is a unique library in that it collects and preserves the history of the greater Beaumont area, which includes the history of southeast Texas.  The library as a historical research repository was established in 1975.  Restoration of the library building began in 1989 and was completed in July of 1990.  The local history archives section of the library consists of personal papers, business, civic, fraternal, and city records.  The collections capture a wide array of material including family letters, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, business reports, minutes and correspondence, along with thousands of photographs.

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