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AC012_TEJAS_CHAPTER_OF_THE_DAUGHTERS_OF_THE_REPUBLIC_OF_TEXAS_SCRAPBOOKSDescriptive Sheet Tejas Chapter of the Daughters of AC -012 the Republic of Texas Scrapbooks Listed General Type: Papers Physical Description: Scrapbooks, 2 volumes Inclusive Dates: 1999-2005 (Bulk 1999-1969) Donor: Tejas Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas DESCRIPTION The state organization of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas formed in 1895, but it was not until 1939 that a chapter formed in Beaumont. In that year, the Tejas Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas organized with the goal of encouraging historical research and the preservation of important Texas documents and records. The organization immediately involved itself in several civic activities. For example, in 1990, the Chapter established the Driskell Scholarship for Lamar students majoring in Texas history. The organization also sponsored a series of historical newspaper articles. In 1999, the Chapter donated $900.00 to furnish a room at Baptist Hospital. By 1957, the organization counted 97 active members. This collection contains two scrapbooks spanning the years 1999-1969. Newspaper clippings, organizational records, correspondence, typed manuscripts of historical articles, and program guides comprise the collection's content. Newspaper clippings offer historical anecdotes, trivia, and interesting vignettes concerning Texas history. Organizational pamphlets include membership rosters, and a program for the coming year. No restrictions apply.