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AC087_ELOISE_MILAM_PAPERSDescriptive Sheet The Eloise Milam Papers AC -087 Inventory Available General Type: Papers Physical Description: Program Books Inclusive Dates: 1990-2003 Donor: Unknown DESCRIPTION Mrs. Eloise Milam was described by her friends as having a golden voice, boundless energy, sparkling personality, and a sincere love for teenage girls who gave unselfishly of her time and talents. During the World War II years she did her part for the war effort with her Melody Maids, bringing entertainment to the armed forces by singing at military installations and veterans' hospitals all over the world. Mrs. Milam is the only woman Texas Ranger (honorary). In 1961 she was given the Distinguished Service Award by the American Legion Post #33 and was named "Grandmother of the Year" in 1969. This collection consists of one brochure entitled Cultural Activities Committee, three newspaper clippings (not related to the collection), one song book entitled "Melody Texas", six Melody Maids program books, two docent training programs for the McFaddin—Ward House, a cast entitled "Beaumont 1837-1887", and fourteen xeroxed photographs of early Beaumont. No restrictions apply.