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AC018_LENA_MILAM_PAPERSDescriptive Sheet The Lena Milam Papers AC -018 R11Listed General Type: Papers Physical Description: Scrapbooks, 166 volumes, 9 folders Inclusive Dates: 1919-1979 Donor: Doris Morrison DESCRIPTION Dr. Lena Milam was born in Sweet Springs, Missouri, October 19, 1889, and lived in Missouri until she was ten years old. In 1903, she moved to Beaumont with her father, H.F. Triplett, Superintendent of Beaumont Schools. In 1905, Milam married Allen Barnes Milam and eventually raised three children. She taught school in Beaumont and served as the Beaumont School District's Music Supervisor from 1911 to 1955. Lena Milam had a profound impact on the development of the musical arts in Beaumont. Along with the Barnes sisters, she co—founded the Music Study Club, the Beaumont Music Commission, and helped organize Music Week in Beaumont. Lena Milam was well loved by the citizens of Beaumont, who knew her as "Aunt Lena." This collection spans Lena Milam's professional life and the period of her retirement. Newspaper clippings highlight important periods in her life, such as the formation of the Music Study Club and the start of Music Week. Correspondence mainly includes letters of appreciation from admirers. Program guides offer a concise look at music events in Beaumont. Scrapbooks are arranged chronologically by box. Material within each scrapbook is also arranged chronologically. Overall, newspaper clippings, program guides and correspondence dominate the collection. No restrictions apply.