Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Library System

Finding Aid for the Abescoe Club Records, 1949-1958



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Abescoe Club
Title: Abescoe Club Records
Dates: 1949-1958
Creator Abstract: The Abescoe Club was a social club for Bethlehem Shipyard employees and was created to promote social activities for employees of the company. The collection includes the “Abescoe News” newsletters from 1949 – 1958 (only partially inclusive) as well as approximately 400 photographs of club activities.
Identification: AC-153
Extent: 1.25 cubic feet in three boxes.
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Libraries,  695 Pearl St,  Beaumont, TX 77701

Historical Note

On May 23, 1949, a new Abescoe Club was formed at a meeting at the Edson Hotel in Beaumont, Texas. This club of Bethlehem Shipyard employees took its name from “A Better Social Club of Employees” and was created to promote social activities for employees of the company. The social activities were designed to promote friendship, fellowship and understanding among the different departments and groups of employees in the company, thereby promoting cooperation among all employees. The membership entrance fee was set at $1.00 and monthly dues were $.50. This small collection of records includes the “Abescoe News” newsletters from 1949 – 1958 (only partially inclusive) as well as approximately 400 photographs of club activities.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographs and newsletters.


 

Organization of Collection

The collection is arranged in folders according to type of material and then subject matter.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions may apply.

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.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Spell, Earl
Crooke, J.O.
Wallace, Faynelle
Sandefer, J.B.
Witcher, L.D.
Mack, C.
York, Margie
LeBlanc, J.H.
Organizations
Bethlehem Steel Shipyards
Subjects
Shipbuilding
Clubs
Associations
Employees
Friendship
Amusements
Recreation
Social groups
Social networks
Locations
Beaumont (Jefferson county, Texas : inhabited place)
Genres/Formats
Photographs
Newsletters

Related Material

Pennship Log Newsletters, 1942-1946, AC-73


Separated Material

None.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Folder Number, Box Number, Abescoe Club Records, 1949-1958, AC-153, Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Rowena Hendrix, 1992 April.

Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 March.

Finding aid revised and encoded by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 May.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Abescoe Club Records, 1949-1958

The arrangement of the collection is by type of material and then by subject matter.
Box Folder
1 1 Social Club Activities Photos (1-20)
2 Social Club Activities Photos (21-49)
3 Social Club Activities Photos (50-80)
4 Social Club Activities Photos (81-117)
5 Social Club Activities Photos (118-156)
6 Social Club Activities Photos (157-177)
7 Social Club Activities Photos (178-201)
8 Social Club Activities Photos (202-233)
9 Social Club Activities Photos (234-261)
10 Social Club Activities Photos (262-276)
Box Folder
2 1 Social Club Activities Photos (277-287)
2 Social Club Activities Photos (288-299)
3 Social Club Activities Photos (300-311)
4 Social Club Activities Photos
5 Social Club Activities Photos
6 Social Club Activities Photos
7 Social Club Activities Photos
8 Social Club Activities Photos
9 Social Club Activities Photos
10 Social Club Activities Photos
11 Christmas Party, 1968
12 Christmas Party
13 Social Club Activities Photos
14 Social Club Activities Photos
15 Social Club Activities Photos
16 Social Club Activities Photos
17 Christmas Party
18 Social Club Activities Photos
19 Social Club Activities Newspaper Clippings
20 Abescoe News, 1949-1950
21 Abescoe News 1950
22 Abescoe News, 1950
23 Abescoe News ,1953-1954
24 Abescoe News, 1954
25 Abescoe News, 1955
26 Abescoe News, 1956
27 Abescoe News, 1957-1958
Box Folder
3 1 Abescoe Club
2 Abescoe Club
3 Abescoe Club
4 Abescoe Club
5 Abescoe Club
6 Duplicate Items