The Brooks Family Papers consists of four family members. Three of these family members are now deceased. Those deceased include the father and mother, Henry C. Brooks and Dorothy G. Brooks, as well as the youngest daughter, Rebecca A. Brooks. The oldest daughter is the surviving member of the family, Nancy B. Neild. Mr. Brooks for many years managed the Fashion department store in Beaumont. His wife helped to raise their two daughters, Nancy and Rebecca. Nancy has long been active in several civic organizations in Beaumont including the Junior League and the the Spindletop Chairty Horse Show. Her sister, Rebecca, was a professional model and actress who resided during her career in Hollywood, California, and New York City. The papers are made-up of correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and artifacts that document the personal lives of all four of these family members.