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Finding Aid for the John C. Hooper, Jr. Photograph Collection,

John C. Hooper, Jr. Photograph Collection

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Finding Aid for the John C. Hooper, Jr. Photograph Collection, 1903-1959

Tyrrell Historical Library

2015 March 16



Profile Description

Creation: 2015 April 8. Encoded in Exchanger XML Editor by Tyrrell Historical Library staff.
Language: English

Descriptive Summary

Repository:Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Libraries, 695 Pearl St, Beaumont, TX 77701
Creator:Hooper, John C., Jr., 1918-2001
Title:John C. Hooper, Jr. Photograph Collection
Dates:1903-1959
Extent:.50 cubic feet in one box
Creator Abstract:John C. Hooper, Jr. was a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He lived in Beaumont, Texas for 73 years and was the owner of Hooper Graphic Arts as well as being a freelance photographer for the Beaumont Enterprise newspaper. The collection includes photographs of landmark structures around the City of Beaumont, landscapes, industrial photographs and portrait photographs dating back to the early 1900’s.
Content Abstract:The collection contains photographs of the area around Beaumont, Texas and copies of the Beaumont Enterprise newspaper. There is a program for an event in honor of Pennsylvania Shipyards.>
Identification:AC-631
Language:Materials are in English.

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized according to subject matter.

Historical Note

John C. Hooper, Jr. lived in Beaumont most of his life and owned a small business, Hooper Graphic Arts. He married Mary Jane Langham in 1941 and they had 6 children. John was an avid photographer of the Beaumont area and also collected old photographs. His photographs depict Beaumont in the early twentieth century from approximately 1902 to the 1950’s. Included are photographs of the original central fire station, torn down in 1903, “Lovers Lane” which ran near the O’Brien mansion; the old police station; aerial views of the city, the Harvest Club, South Park High School and St. Anthony High School.


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of photograph or item], John C. Hooper, Jr. Photograph Collection, 1903-1959, AC-631, Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donated by an anonymous donor as a gift to the library from 2013 to 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 March.

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

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