Dr. I.K. Moorhouse was a native of Ord, Nebraska, and lived in Beaumont from 1919 until his death in 1972. He went to medical school at the Los Angeles College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. Moorhouse was an osteopath in private practice for over fifty years in Beaumont and was also an amateur photographer.
This collection contains over three cubic feet of negatives, photographs, and slides taken mostly by Moorhouse covering such topics as downtown Beaumont, prominent homes and businesses, the Neches River Festival, and the South Texas State Fair. There are also some photographs of Port Arthur. Most of the photographs were taken during the time period spanning 1950 to 1970.