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Finding Aid for the Harry Potter Jirou Papers

Harry Potter Jirou Papers

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Finding Aid for the Harry Potter Jirou Papers, 1888-1949





Profile Description

Creation: 2012 August 23. Encoded in Exchanger XML Editor by Tyrrell Historical Library staff.

Descriptive Summary

Repository:Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Libraries, 695 Pearl St, Beaumont, TX 77701
Creator:Jirou, Harry Potter, 1883-1947
Title:Harry Potter Jirou Papers
Dates:1888-1949
Extent:13 folders and 1 artifact. Approximately 0.93 cubic feet.
Abstract:This collection contains many photographs taken by Harry P. Jirou, who was a Beaumont area amateur photographer. The photographs document many early scenes of Beaumont, his personal interest in the Boy Scouts as a scout master, views of well-known landmarks in and around Beaumont, and early technological feats that took place in Beaumont. The photographs span a time period from 1888 through the 1930s. The collection also includes memorabilia and correspondence, as well as newspaper clippings commemorating events important in his life.
Identification:AC-174
Language:Materials are in English.

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into 13 folders and one artifact box.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Harry Potter Jirou scrapbook pages and memorabilia, a 1938 Boy Scout manual, an Eastman Kodak Company Folding Cartridge Premo camera, and photographs of Beaumont, Boy Scouting, and the Jirou / Hutchison family. It contains some of the best early Beaumont images available.


Biographical Note

Harry P. Jirou (1883-1947) was a life-long resident of Beaumont, Texas. He was a certified public accountant and engaged in the real estate business. Mr. Jirou also served twelve years as executive secretary of the community chest. In addition, Mr. Jirou was an avid photographer who took many of the now historical photographs of early Spindletop. Among his many civic functions, Mr. Jirou was a prominent Boy Scout leader, and was one of few scout masters to receive the Scoutmaster's Key for outstanding work in all fields of scout activities. In 1929, he was the leader of a group of sixteen scouts from Beaumont which attended the Boy Scouts International Jamboree in Birkenhead, England.


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Copyright

The Tyrrell Historical Library does not hold copyright for most of its collections. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], [Folder], [Box], Harry Potter Jirou Papers, 1888-1949, AC-174, Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Originally donated by Mary Katherine Jirou Davies, daughter of Harry Potter Jirou, in 1991. Later additions were made in 1995 and 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff.

Finding aid revised and encoded by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2012 August.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.


Related Material

AC-478, Three Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America Records.


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