Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Ben F. Harigel Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC139

Collection Summary

Creator: Harigel, Ben F.
Title: Ben F. Harigel papers
Dates: circa 1900
Abstract: Five items relate to fraternal, religious, and public organizations in LaGrange, Texas, circa 1900.
Identification: MC139
Quantity: 5 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Little is known about author Ben F. Harigel who in 1946 wrote Leaflets from the Book of Life. Harigel was a member of the Texas Press Association in 1915 and in 1928 became its president. He was also President of the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association from 1940 to 1941. Harigel is noted for his editorial work at the LaGrange County Journal. In 1931, Harigel married Helen Grace Stapleton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mike Stapleton of Borden County. They had two daughters, Gail and Judith. Mrs. Ben F. Harigel passed away in 1991, after her husband.

Scope and Content Note

The Ben F. Harigel Papers are comprised of 5 items pertaining to LaGrange, Texas, during the 1900s. There are two copies of the bylaws of the LaGrange Rebekah Lodge No. 278 located in LaGrange, Texas, a copy of the constitution and bylaws of the Junior Luther League and one of the LaGrange Fire Department of LaGrange County, Texas. Also included are the bylaws and regulations of the LaGrange Lodge No. 30, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.


Organized into one; arrangement is alphabetical by title.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Harigel, Ben F.
LaGrange Rebekah Lodge No. 278 (LaGrange, Tex.)
Junior Luther League (LaGrange, Tex.)
LaGrange Fire Department (LaGrange, Tex.)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. LaGrange Lodge, No. 30 (LaGrange, Tex.)
LaGrange (Tex.)
Fraternal organizations

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], Ben F. Harigel Papers, MC139, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Gift of Ben F. Harigel, April 1946.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2011.


box folder
159.3 1 Printed materials undated: between 1890 and 1910