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AC044_QUILLIAM_HARNED_PAPERSDescriptive Sheet AThe Quilliam-Harned AC -099 Papers Listed ll General Type: Papers Physical Description: 2 cubic feet, 8 volumes Inclusive Dates: 1919-1977 Donor: W. Reed Quilliam, Jr. DESCRIPTION This collection contains the papers of Gladys Harned-Quilliam (1899-1989), Jewell Harned (1899-1980), and Hazel Harned (1895- 1993). The Harned sisters arrived in Beaumont in 1919 and ranked among those most responsible for the development of Beaumont's musical and cultural organizations during the twentieth century. They involved themselves in numerous organizations as teachers, directors and writers. The collection highlights such music and civic organizations as the Beaumont Music Week, the Beaumont Music Commission, the Beaumont Symphony Orchestra, the Beaumont Light Opera, the Lamar School of Music, several church choirs, and the Melody Maids. The Quilliam-Harned Papers are a varied source of correspondence, organizational notes, program guides, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks. Each series describes, in detail, the historic evolution of music and the arts in Beaumont. Of special interest to the researcher will be the organizational notes and the writings of Gladys Harned-Quilliam as entertainment and art critic for the Beaumont Journal. No restrictions apply.