Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce Records:

An Inventory of the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce Records at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Archives, 1904-2008, undated, bulk 1959-1980



Overview

Creator: Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce.
Title: Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce records
Dates: 1904-2008, undated
Dates (Bulk): bulk 1959-1980
Abstract: The Port Arthur (Texas) Board of Trade was chartered in 1899. After name changes and a reincorporation, the current name, Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, was adopted in 1976. These records consist primarily of financial records, correspondence, agendas, minutes, reports, speeches, legal documents, press releases, clippings, photographs, negatives, maps, newsletters, brochures, and artifacts documenting the history and activities of the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and its predecessors. Material dates 1904-2008 and undated, with the bulk dating 1959-1980.
TSLAC Control No.: TXSH0040
Quantity: 28.35 cubic ft.
Location: These records are housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center, P.O. Box 310, Liberty, Texas, 77575, 936-336-8821.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Organizational History

The Port Arthur Board of Trade was chartered in 1899. Its original purpose was to employ a grain inspector to grade cargoes passing through Port Arthur, and it later broadened its scope to include the regulation of port commerce. In 1901 a rival organization, the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, was formed to promote general progress in Port Arthur. By 1913, however, the chamber had forfeited the right to do business due to non-payment of its franchise tax. In 1916 the board of trade began to actively recruit new businessmen for membership and in 1920 changed its name to the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and Shipping. In 1952 the organization was reincorporated as the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce.

In 1976 the chamber changed its name to the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce to reflect the fact that the organization served not only Port Arthur but also smaller surrounding cities such as Pear Ridge, Lakeview, Groves, and Griffing Park. Although the name was officially changed in 1976, the name "Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce" had been used on an inconsistent basis since at least 1970.

Over the years the chamber continued to expand its membership and programs. Women and ethnic minorities began taking part in chamber activities in the 1960s. In 1964 Chamber membership was opened to African Americans.

The chamber has taken an active role in the development of Port Arthur, soliciting new businesses and industries for the city, encouraging the building and maintenance of transportation systems, presenting programs on the free enterprise system to students, promoting awareness of the cultural heritage of citizens of French descent, Mexican Americans, and African Americans, and lobbying state and local officials.

(Source: The records themselves.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Port Arthur Board of Trade was chartered in 1899. After name changes and a reincorporation, the current name, Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, was adopted in 1976. These records consist primarily of financial records, correspondence, agendas, minutes, reports, speeches, legal documents, press releases, clippings, photographs, negatives, maps, newsletters, brochures, and artifacts documenting the history and activities of the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and its predecessors. Material dates 1904-2008 and undated, with the bulk dating 1959-1980.

Materials document the activities and personnel of various regional chambers of commerce, such as the East Texas Chamber of Commerce; the history of the Port of Port Arthur; the history and construction of the Port Arthur-Orange Rainbow Bridge and the Gulfgate Bridge; local industry, including major oil and gas and chemical companies; educational institutions in Port Arthur, including the independent school district, Port Arthur College, and Lamar University; local environmental issues; recreational activities and facilities such as Pleasure Island; the chamber's tourism promotions; chamber-sponsored festivals such as CavOILcade and various ethnic festivals; city government programs and activities; and civic activities and promotions such as the All-America City award, which Port Arthur received in 1973. The records also include the majority of Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce meeting minutes from 1913 to 1979 and the chamber's newsletter, Business Report, from 1994 to 2008.


Arrangement of the Records

The papers are arranged in the order they were received. They are arranged into groups based primarily upon the filing system of the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce: Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce; other chambers of commerce; transportation; seminars, courses, and clinics; education; State of Texas; Jefferson County (Texas); City of Port Arthur; regional agencies and organizations; federal government; recreation and tourism; public relations; environmental issues; festivals, celebrations, and receptions; industry; photographs; minutes; newsletters; and artifacts.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate but may be used in the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center reading room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

U.S. Army and U.S. Navy photographs may not be published unless approved for release by the Public Information Office at any Army or Navy Installation or by The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Technical Requirements

Some materials are too large to be photocopied. Please see Archives staff for assistance.

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives staff when reviewing photographic materials.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
East Texas Chamber of Commerce.
Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce.
Port Arthur College.
Port Arthur Independent School District (Tex.).
Subjects:
Bridges--Texas--Neches River.
Chemical industry--Texas--Gulf Region.
Education--Texas.
Festivals--Texas.
Gas industry--Texas--Gulf Region.
Municipal government--Texas.
Petroleum chemicals industry--Texas--Gulf Region.
Tourism--Texas.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Jefferson County (Tex.)
Port Arthur (Tex.)
Document Types:
Agendas (administrative records)--Texas.
Artifacts--Texas.
Brochures--Texas.
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas.
Correspondence--Texas.
Financial records--Texas.
Legal documents--Texas.
Maps (documents)--Texas.
Minutes (administrative records)--Texas.
Negatives (photographs)--Texas.
Newsletters--Texas.
Photographs--Texas.
Press releases--Texas.
Reports--Texas.
Speeches (documents)--Texas.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
City of Port Arthur, City Manager subject files, 1906-1989, 57 cubic ft. [Paper finding aid located in reading room. Please see Archives staff for assistance.]
City of Port Arthur, Mayor subject files, 1903-1967, 1 cubic ft. [Paper finding aid located in reading room. Please see Archives staff for assistance.]
City of Port Arthur archives, 1923-1991, about 3.8 cubic ft. [Paper finding aid located in reading room. Please see Archives staff for assistance.]
Publications
Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide, 1989-90. San Antonio: Lammert Publications for Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce records. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1988.269, 1990.030

These records were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce on October 12, 1988. An addition to the collection was donated by Yvonne Sutherlin on February 5, 1990. From December 18, 1995, to January 2, 2009, issues of the Chamber’s newsletter, Business Report, were donated by the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce in 123 accessions (these accession numbers are not listed).

Processing Information

Processed by Penny L. Clark, November 1994

Updated by Penny L. Clark, November 1996

Updated by Lisa Meisch and Lynda Young, October 2006

Updated by Lisa Meisch, June 2018

Encoded and edited for DACS-compliance by Tiffany Criswell, March 2019


Detailed Description of the Records

Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce records, 1904-2008, undated, bulk 1959-1980,
28.35 cubic ft.

Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce
Box
1988.269-1 Financial records, 1908-1910, 1961-1962, 1975-1978
[[2 folders]]
Chamber of Commerce history, 1938-1982, undated
Chamber of Commerce clippings, 1936-1976
[[7 folders]]
Organizational structure, about 1955-1976
[[2 folders]]
[Note: See also Box 1988.269-25.]
Membership, 1950-1983
[[40 folders]]
[Note: See also Box 1988.269-25.]
Membership clippings, 1951, 1970s
[[2 folders]]
Membership pledges on the books, 1966
[[2 folders]]
Membership delinquent accounts, 1967-1975
Membership contacts, 1971, 1976
[[6 folders]]
Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), 1968-1978
[[7 folders]]
Nominating Committee, 1967-1977
[[10 folders]]
Box
1988.269-2 Nominating Committee, 1978
Board of directors, 1969-1981
[[24 folders]]
Board of directors, list of, 1964-1975
Board of directors, clippings, 1972-1979
Board of directors, president's file, 1968-1974
Board of directors, speeches, 1968-1974
[[5 folders]]
Constitution and by-laws, 1921-1974
[[11 folders]]
Constitution and by-laws, clippings, 1929-1975
Policy and procedure manual, 1974
Building, 1948-1980
[[11 folders]]
Building, clippings, 1961-1975
[[2 folders]]
Building Committee, 1952-1953
[[7 folders]]
Building Committee, clippings, 1952-1957
[[3 folders]]
Chamber publications, booklets, 1974-1976
Chamber publications, brochures, about 1920-1980
[[15 folders]]
[Note: See also Box 1988.269-25.]
Bo2x
1988.269-2 Annual banquet, 1962-1973
[[13 folders]]
Box
1988.269-3 Annual banquet, 1973-1979
[[20 folders]]
Accreditation, 1965-1970
Re-accreditation, 1974-1975
[[5 folders]]
Committees, 1968-1979
[[18 folders]]
Personnel, 1944-1988
[[3 folders]]
Personnel, clippings, 1952, 1964-1969
[[3 folders]]
Legislative reports, 1974-1978
[[4 folders]]
Newsletters, 1966-1979
[[11 folders]]
Re-evaluation, 1975-1979
[[9 folders]]
Program of action, 1947, 1967-1978
[[11 folders]]
Box
1988.269-4 Program of action, 1979-1983
Annual report, 1952, 1961, 1965-1978
[[13 folders]]
Cargill grain account, 1968-1972
[[3 folders]]
Legislative Committee, 1969, 1975-1979
[[23 folders]]
Legislative Committee breakfast, 1977
Political consolidation, 1977
[[4 folders]]
Leadership Committee, 1972-1983
Jaycees awards to the chamber, 1955-1976
Papers praising chamber, 1966, 1975-1976
Public Affairs Committee, 1973
Box
1988.269-23 Chart of Port Arthur Chamber committees and committee chairs, about 1975
List of chamber members, 1967
Chamber staff chart, about 1952
[Lists employees, their duties, and their salaries.]
Box
1988.269-30 Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory & Buyers Guide, 1996-1997
Other chambers of commerce
Box
1988.269-4 East Texas Chamber of Commerce, 1969-1977
[[9 folders]]
East Texas Chamber of Commerce, speeches, about 1977
East Texas Chamber of Commerce, industrial tour, 1977-1978
[[2 folders]]
Texas Chamber of Commerce managers, 1968-1979
[[8 folders]]
United States Chamber of Commerce, 1954, 1969-1981
[[3 folders]]
American Chamber of Commerce Executives, 1968-1975
[[7 folders]]
Southern Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, 1969-1971
Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Managers, 1970-1979
[[2 folders]]
Sabine-Neches Chamber of Commerce Council, 1969-1973
[[4 folders]]
Chamber of Commerce Managers and Secretaries Association of East Texas, 1966-1969
[[2 folders]]
Box
1988.269-5 Chamber of Commerce Managers and Secretaries Association of East Texas, 1969-1977
[[5 folders]]
United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1951-1959
Transportation
Box
1988.269-5 Transportation Week, 1977, 1980
Bus, 1972-1979
Taxi, 1975
Aviation, 1966-1979
[[18 folders]]
Rail transportation, 1954-1971
[[2 folders]]
Commercial zone, Sabine Pass, 1965-1970
[[7 folders]]
Rail and Truck Committee, 1969-1970
[[4 folders]]
[Note: The Rail and Truck Committee apparently became the Air, Rail, and Truck Committee in 1971.]
Air, Rail, and Truck Committee, 1971-1978
[[5 folders]]
Highways, 1954-1969
[[29 folders]]
Box
1988.269-6 Highways, 1969-1979
[[34 folders]]
Texas Good Roads Association, 1972-1979
County road bond issue, 1931
[[5 folders]]
Road bond issue, 1964-1969
[[4 folders]]
Texas-Louisiana Hug the Coast Association, 1967-1973
[[4 folders]]
Bridges, 1953, 1968
Minutes, Rainbow Bridge Celebration Committee, 1938
Mementos, Rainbow Bridge Celebration Committee, 1938
Rainbow Bridge committees, about 1932
Correspondence, Rainbow Bridge, 1927-1977
[[14 folders]]
Cost estimate, Rainbow Bridge, 1931
Financial records, Rainbow Bridge, 1931-1935
Information on Rainbow Bridge compiled by Chamber of Commerce, about 1940-1960
Brief and Appearance of County Commissioners Court on Behalf of Jefferson County, Texas, Before Special Board [of] Engineers, U.S. Army, July 22, 1931
[Hearing to consider the question of standard bridge clearance over the Sabine-Neches waterways in Texas.]
Brief Relative to Proposed Standard Bridge Clearances to be Applied to Sabine-Neches Waterway, Texas, at Hearing Before Special Board of U.S. Engineers, July 22, 1931
Brief and Appearance of County Commissioners Court on Behalf of Jefferson County, Texas, Before Major Milo P. Fox, Corps of Engineers, December 22, 1931
[Hearing to consider application of Texas State Highway Commission for permit from Secretary of War to erect highway bridge over Neches River at location of Port Arthur-Orange Ferry.]
Brief on Behalf of the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce in the Hearing on the Subject of Standard Clearances over the Neches River from Beaumont Turning Basin to the Mouth and Over Port Arthur and Sabine Neches Canal, about 1931
Brief on Behalf of the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce on Application of the Highway Commission of the State of Texas for a Permit to Erect a Vehicular Traffic Bridge Over the Neches River at or Immediately Adjacent to the Present Location of the Ferry…, December 22, 1931
Brief Opposing Application of State Highway Commission for Approval of Plans for Double-Bascule Bridge Over Neches River Near Its Mouth, December 22, 1931
[Brief submitted by Beaumont Navigation District, Jefferson County, Texas.]
Brief of the City of Beaumont in Opposition to Granting of Permit for Low Type Bascule Bridge at Dryden Ferry, December 22, 1931
Brief on Behalf of Galveston Auto Protective Association in the Hearing on Approval of Plans for Bridge Over Neches River on the Highway Between Port Arthur and Orange, Before Major Milo P. Fox, probably December 22, 1931
Argument on Behalf of Galveston Auto Protective Association on the Application to the Texas State Highway Commission for Approval of Plans for a Double Bascule Bridge Over the Neches River Near Its Mouth, January 21, 1932
Final Brief and Argument on Behalf of the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce on the Application of the Texas State Highway Commission for Approval of Plans for a Double Bascule Bridge Over the Neches River Near Its Mouth, January 31, 1932
Brief of County Commissioners Court on Behalf of Jefferson County, Texas, Before the State Highway Commission of the State of Texas, April 1935
[Hearing to consider request by Jefferson County to the State Highway Commission to accept the county's contribution of $750,000 and to apply to the Public Works Administration for a loan and grant to construct bridge across the Neches River above Dryden's Ferry crossing on Highway 87.]
Rainbow Bridge, history and construction, 1938
List, businessmen's opinions of the Rainbow Bridge, about 1931
Lists, persons active in effort to build Rainbow Bridge, 1938
Clippings, Rainbow Bridge, 1931
Box
1988.269-7 Clippings, Rainbow Bridge, 1931-1978
[[21 folders]]
Petition from Vinton, Louisiana, in favor of bridge across the Neches River at Dryden Ferry site, about 1931
Photographs, Rainbow Bridge
[Note: Moved to Box 1988.269-22.]
Press releases, Rainbow Bridge, 1937
Resolution, endorsement of Rainbow Bridge construction by Port Arthur Automobile Club, June 1927
Statistics, traffic over Neches River ferry, 1929-1931
Gulfgate Bridge, 1934-1968
[[52 folders]]
Briefs declaring Gulfgate Bridge an obstruction to traffic, 1965
Gulfgate Bridge, history of, 1960-1965
Gulfgate Bridge dedication, 1970
[[7 folders]]
Waterways of Port Arthur, 1967-1969
[[2 folders]]
Box
1988.269-8 Waterways, 1974-1981
[[10 folders]]
Detailed summary of recommendations of local interests in support of Sabine-Neches Waterway, 1977
Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission plan for the Clean Water Act, 1979
Port of Port Arthur, 1959-1982
[[55 folders]]
An Act Creating Port of Port Arthur Navigation District, 1963
Acts regulating navigation districts, 1920, 1945, 1949, 1953, 1959
Emergency planning, Port of Port Arthur, 1963
Box
1988.269-9 Request for U.S. Treasury Department to retain identity of Sabine Customs District #21 with headquarters at Port of Port Arthur, undated
Sundial memorial, "In Tribute to All Who Go Down to the Sea in Ships through the Port of Port Arthur", 1971-1976
Port of Beaumont, about 1949-1965
[[7 folders]]
Port of Orange, Orange County Navigation and Port District, 1953
Ports of the Sabine District, 1953-1965
[[3 folders]]
United States Corps of Engineers, 1977-1979
[[3 folders]]
Port Arthur seawall, 1951-1981
[[18 folders]]
Port Arthur seawall, bond issue, undated
[[18 folders]]
Waterways, 1959-1972
[[30 folders]]
Box
1988.269-10 Waterways, 1972-1979
[[23 folders]]
A Brief by the City of Port Arthur Concerning the Public Hearing on Modifications to Existing Federal Navigation Project for Sabine-Neches Waterway by Galveston District Corps of Engineers, April 14, 1972
Final Environmental Statement, Taylor's Bayou Texas Drainage and Flood Control Project, U.S. Engineer, Galveston District, Texas, February 1972
Waterborne Commerce of the United States Part 2: Waterways and Harbors, Gulf Coast, Mississippi River System and Antilles, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, 1964
Marine Resources Conference, 1970
[[3 folders]]
Safe Navigation Committee, 1972-1975
[[2 folders]]
Offshore Terminal, 1971-1973
[[10 folders]]
Technical Proposal for a Feasibility Study of a Gulf Coast Superport, Texas Superport Study Corporation, 1972
Navigational aids, 1971-1972
Customs, 1957-1972
[[9 folders]]
Sabine-Neches Planning Committee, 1966
Oceanography, 1969-1971
Offshore resources, 1968-1970
Operation Offshore, 1970-1971
[[3 folders]]
Fresh water supply, 1956-1971
[[13 folders]]
Brief Report on the Neches and Angelina Rivers Project Reinvestigation of McGee Bend Reservoir, Corps of Engineers, 1953
Sabine-Neches Waterway, 1958-1961
[[5 folders]]
Box
1988.269-11 Sabine-Neches Waterway, 1962-1966
[[4 folders]]
Box
1988.269-23 Blueprint, proposed highway bridge across Neches River, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, May 25, 1927
[Pertains to the Rainbow Bridge.]
Clippings pertaining to the Rainbow Bridge, Port Arthur News, about January 12, 1935, August 21, 1938
Clippings pertaining to Gulfgate Bridge, unknown Virginia newspaper and Orange Leader, August 11, 1963, January 26, 1964
Chart and clippings, Gulfgate Bridge dedication, August and October 1970
[Chart shows location of vendors and activities.]
Broadsides and chart, Port of Port Arthur, 1964, 1967
[Chart shows progress of the Port.]
Statement, tonnage on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district, Galveston, 1955-1964
Clippings pertaining to Port of Port Arthur, Port Arthur News, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1976
[[3 folders]]
Port of Beaumont newspaper insert, Beaumont Journal, April 15, 1964
Clipping pertaining to Port Arthur seawall, Beaumont Enterprise and Journal, June 21, 1981
Broadside, chart, and clipping pertaining to Port Arthur waterways, 1970, 1972
[Material pertains to Taylor's Bayou public hearing and cargo movement through Texas coast jetty channels.]
Clipping pertaining to offshore terminal (superport), Port Arthur News, August 4, 1972
Clipping pertaining to Operation Off Shore, Houston Post, April 19, 1971
Clippings, fresh water supply, unknown publication and Port Arthur News, 1960, February 26, 1961, and July 16, 1964
Seminars, courses, and clinics
Box
1988.269-11 Seminar Committee, 1978-1979
Basics of Operating a Small Business, 1976
Labor relations seminar, 1964-1965
Sea Day seminar, 1975
Speak Out for Free Enterprise, 1965
Education
Box
1988.269-11 Education Committee, 1972-1973, 1978-1979
[[4 folders]]
Port Arthur Independent School District, 1955, about 1975-1981
[[7 folders]]
Port Arthur College, 1958-1974
[[2 folders]]
[Note: Port Arthur College was merged into the Lamar University System in 1975 and its name changed to Lamar University at Port Arthur.]
Lamar University at Port Arthur, 1975
Lamar University (Beaumont), 1969-1981
[[6 folders]]
Port Arthur Day at Lamar Tech, undated
[[2 folders]]
American Education Week, 1976-1979
[[2 folders]]
High school business symposium, 1972-1979
[[22 folders]]
U.S.A. Business Day, 1976-1979
[[7 folders]]
New teachers reception, 1962-1979
[[15 folders]]
Junior college, about 1965-1968
[[4 folders]]
Box
1988.269-12 Thomas Jefferson High School football banquet, 1971
Business Education Day, 1964-1967, 1977
[[3 folders]]
Economic education films, 1976-1978
[[4 folders]]
Impact Conference, 1975-1976
Box
1988.269-23 Newsletter, Port Arthur Independent School District, September-October 1981
Clipping pertaining to Lamar University, possibly Port Arthur News, 1972
Clippings pertaining to junior colleges, Port Arthur News, The (Port Neches) Chronicle, July 16, 1964, June 10, 1965
State of Texas
Box
1988.269-12 Texas Legislature, 1976-1980
[[4 folders]]
Taxes, 1976
Elections, 1969
Port Arthur Day in Austin, 1975, 1977, 1979
[[16 folders]]
Governor (Dolph) Briscoe reception, 1975, 1977
[[2 folders]]
Senator Roy Harrington Day, 1968
Texas Employment Commission, 1975-1979
[[2 folders]]
State Department of Health, 1961-1970
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 1962-1966, 1975-1976
[[2 folders]]
State Comptroller, 1969, 1974
Box
1988.269-23 Port Arthur News sections pertaining to Port Arthur Day in Austin, February 3, 1977, February 4, 1979, and February 6, 1983
[[3 folders]]
[From informational packets presented to state legislators.]
Jefferson County (Texas)
Box
1988.269-12 County taxes, 1962-1977
[[4 folders]]
City of Groves, 1960-1977
[[14 folders]]
Port Neches, 1964-1981
Nederland, 1966, 1969
Griffing Park, 1971-1972
City of Pear Ridge, 1958-1972
[[6 folders]]
City of Lakeview, 1969-1974
Drainage District No. 7, 1904, 1917, 1946-1981
[[13 folders]]
Clippings, Drainage District No. 7, 1967
Box
1988.269-13 Weather, 1973-1979
[[4 folders]]
Weather radio survey, 1979
Mosquito control, 1958-1966
[[4 folders]]
Commissioners Court, 1964-1972
[[2 folders]]
Community development, 1958-1969
[[4 folders]]
County bond issue, 1977
United Citizens for Law Enforcement, 1961, 1967
100 Club, 1976
[The 100 Club aided law enforcement officers killed or injured on duty and their dependents.]
Sabine Pass, 1972-1974
Jefferson County Economic Opportunity Commission, 1966-1972
Crime, correctional facilities, and correctional officers, 1966-1972, 1975
[[2 folders]]
Jefferson County courts, 1963-1968
Jefferson County services, 1963-1966
Jefferson County voting, 1963-1974
Mid County League, 1969, 1974
Jefferson County ecology, 1963-1971
Jefferson County courthouse, 1964-1977
Jefferson County finances, 1963-1970
Jefferson County officials and employees, 1963-1971
Jefferson County economy, 1963-1970
Jefferson County year in summary, 1961
Box
1988.269-23 Financial records and clippings, Jefferson County Drainage District #7, 1959, July 2, 1967, July 5, 1967, and May 11, 1969
[Clippings are from Port Arthur News.]
Weather charts, 1972, 1974, 1975
Clipping pertaining to mosquito control, Beaumont Enterprise, May 1, 1966
Newsletters, Community Development Horizon Land Corporation, about 1968
Clipping pertaining to crime, correctional facilities, and correctional officers, Port Arthur News, August 6, 1972
Clippings pertaining to Jefferson County elections, Port Arthur News and Beaumont Enterprise, July 19, 1964, January 30, 1974
Press release pertaining to the Jefferson County economy, United States Department of Commerce, 1967
City of Port Arthur
Box
1988.269-13 Official city calendar, 1975-1976
[[2 folders]]
Port Arthur, history of, 1914-1981
[[3 folders]]
Pompeiian Villa, 1974-1976
Spindletop, 1966-1973
Port Arthur Museum, 1964-1974
[[3 folders]]
Janis Joplin, 1974
Texas Civil War centennial, 1963
Battle of Sabine Pass and historical observances, 1965, 1969-1972
[[2 folders]]
Arthur Stilwell, 1932-1972
[[2 folders]]
Sabine Pass Lighthouse, 1968-1970
Elections, 1980-1983
Port Arthur taxes, 1974-1976
[[4 folders]]
Port Arthur taxes, industrial annexation, 1975
City of Port Arthur annexation, 1949-1979
[[5 folders]]
Redistricting task force, 1977-1980
[[5 folders]]
Beautification, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1977-1978
[[3 folders]]
Beautification, Spirit of '76, 1976-1976
Statistical information, 1957-1970
[[19 folders]]
Box
1988.269-14 Statistical information, 1971-1980
[[12 folders]]
[Includes information on Port Arthur from 1950 to 1980.]
City of Port Arthur housing, 1974-1979
[[9 folders]]
Safe City, 1976-1978
[[12 folders]]
Zoning, 1972-1973, 1976-1981
[[4 folders]]
Seaman's Center, 1973-1978
[[3 folders]]
All-America City, 1966-1974
[[8 folders]]
Bond Committee, about 1959, 1969-1970, 1973
[[4 folders]]
Master plan, 1962-1973
[[7 folders]]
Stormnet, 1971
Community renewal program, 1972-1977
First Tuesday, 1971
[Television documentary on the life of Janis Joplin.]
City hall dedication, 1971
[[3 folders]]
Bicentennial (United States), 1973-1976
[[3 folders]]
Bicentennial Energy Fair, 1976-1977
"Almost Anything Goes" event, 1976
Town hall meeting, 1972-1974
[[2 folders]]
Box
1988.269-15 Town hall meeting, 1974-1979
[[10 folders]]
Sabine Pass water problems, 1978
[[2 folders]]
Burn Center, 1977-1978
[[3 folders]]
Medical services, 1971-1972, 1975-1976
[[7 folders]]
Mayor's drug abuse committee, 1969-1973
[[6 folders]]
Socio-economic program, 1970-1973
[[3 folders]]
Mid-South Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, 1972-1976
[[8 folders]]
Port Arthur clubs and organizations, 1964-1972
Box
1988.269-23 Clippings on Port Arthur history, Port Arthur News and Beaumont Enterprise and Journal, March 12, 1972, March 14, 1972, March 20, 1972, June 21, 1981
Clipping, Port Arthur museum, Port Arthur News, September 19, 1965, 1972
Clippings pertaining to Janis Joplin, Port Arthur News, December 24-26, 28-29, 1979
Clipping pertaining to Arthur Stilwell, possibly Port Arthur News, about 1972
Clipping pertaining to Sabine Pass Lighthouse, Beaumont Enterprise, June 28, 1970
Clipping pertaining to city of Port Arthur annexation, The (Port Arthur) News, July 23, 1980
Clippings pertaining to city of Port Arthur housing, The (Port Arthur) News, March 4, 1977, July 25, 1977, and June 4, 1978
Clipping pertaining to "Safe City," City of Port Arthur, National Observer, about 1975
Clippings and special section, All-America City award, Port Arthur News, July 29, 1970, April 21, 1974, and March 23, 1975
Clippings and special section pertaining to Port Arthur master plan, Port Arthur News, February 25, May 25, 1962;, January 16, 1963
Archtectural drawings and clipping, city hall dedication, March 11, 1971
United States Bicentennial poster, 1976
[Lists Bicentennial events in Port Arthur.]
Clippings pertaining to town hall, The (Port Arthur) News and Beaumont Enterprise, March 29 and April 21, 1978
Regional agencies and organizations
Box
1988.269-15 Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission, 1969-1980
[[29 folders]]
Southeast Texas resources and conservation, 1977
Southeast Texas Health Council, 1972
Box
1988.269-16 Southeast Texas Health Council, 1973-1975
[[5 folders]]
Texas-Louisiana border lawsuit, 1970-1972
Southeast Texas Arts Council, 1971-1976
[[2 folders]]
Federal government
Box
1988.269-16 United States census, 1964-1968
Census information, 1977
Military affairs, 1953, 1962-1969, 1975, 1978, 1980
[[10 folders]]
United States Army Band, 1975
Naval Reserve, 1968
National Legislative Task Force, 1976-1981
[[8 folders]]
Office of Minority Enterprise and Small Business Administration, 1973-1977
Federal financing, 1975, 1978
Flood plain, 1974-1975
[[7 folders]]
Postal Service Task Force, 1977
United States Department of Commerce, 1953, 1968, 1971
Internal Revenue Service, 1973
Box
1988.269-23 Census of service industries, 1977
Clipping pertaining to Armed Forces Day, Port Arthur News, May 17, 1963
Clipping, National Legislative Task Force, The (Port Arthur) News, August 17, 1977
Clipping pertaining to flood plain, Midcounty Chronicle-Review, May 26, 1974
Award to Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce from United States Department of Commerce, 1953
[Award given for "making available to the business public the trade promotional services, information, and facilities of the United States Department of Commerce."]
Recreation and tourism
Box
1988.269-16 Pleasure Island, 1963, 1968-1981
[[28 folders]]
Pleasure Island summer festival, 1971
Pleasure Island Planning Committee, 1970-1971
Clippings, Pleasure Island Planning Committee, 1971-1981
Artificial reefs, 1968-1969, 1973-1974
[[6 folders]]
Box
1988.269-17 Artificial reefs, 1975-1979
[[4 folders]]
Tourism and conventions, 1968-1983
[[26 folders]]
Civic Center, 1970-1981
[[19 folders]]
Convention bid material, 1967-1978
[[4 folders]]
Civic tours, 1976
Parks and Wildlife, 1969-1978
[[2 folders]]
Fishing guide, about 1940s-1970s
Fishing maps, 1964, 1977
Box
1988.269-23 Clippings pertaining to Pleasure Island, Port Arthur News, June 1, September 7, 1969;, April 19, June 28, and July 26, 1970
Clippings pertaining to artificial reefs, The (Port Arthur) News, June 5, 13, and 22, 1976
Calendar of events, The Voice of Texas Senior Citizens (newspaper), and clippings pertaining to conventions and tourism, 1973, 1974, 1978
Clippings pertaining to the Civic Center, Midcounty Chronicle and Port Arthur News, December 15, 1971, and July 16, 1972
Clipping pertaining to Parks and Wildlife, Port Arthur News, August 27, 1972
Public relations
Box
1988.269-17 Billboards, 1961-1975
Queens, 1975-1977
Chamberettes, 1973-1977
Voice of the Chamber, 1976-1977
[[3 folders]]
Grand openings, 1968-1979
[[12 folders]]
Biographies, index and A-B, 1970-1979
[[2 folders]]
Box
1988.269-18 Biographies, C-Z, 1968-1983
[[19 folders]]
News releases, 1954, 1976-1979
[[26 folders]]
Public relations spots, 1975
Press luncheon, 1968
News media dinner, 1970
Public Relations Committee, 1963-1979
[[20 folders]]
Audiovisuals, about 1965, 1977-1979
[[6 folders]]
Living and working in Port Arthur, 1975, 1977
[[2 folders]]
Human Resources Committee, 1974-1976
[[6 folders]]
Humanities Action Group, 1976
Rookie of the Year, 1976
[Award given to police officers.]
Community Harmony Committee, 1975-1976
Port Arthur greeters group, 1970-1971
Groundbreakings, 1974-1978
Club Presidents Council, 1966-1968, 1971, 1977-1978
[[6 folders]]
Football recognition, 1970
[[2 folders]]
Greater Port Arthur Bass Club, 1968-1972
Azalea Trail and Camellia Show, 1970-1973
Invitations, 1952-1976
Thank you, 1954-1977
Letter of introduction, 1971-1976
Congratulations, 1977, 1981
Publications, Port Arthur area, 1962-1966
Public relations course, 1969
Box
1988.269-19 Chamber providing information or assistance, 1969-1977
[[5 folders]]
Chamber requesting information, 1972-1976
Information offered to chamber, 1973-1976
Information on chamber, about 1974
Letters of recommendation, 1967-1979
Welcoming newcomers to Port Arthur, 1974-1976
Box
1988.269-23 Texas Sunday Magazine, from Houston Chronicle, October 31, 1965, and September 17, 1978
Broadside, Venus International, Inc., grand opening, 1972
Clipping pertaining to Public Relations Committee, Chicago Tribune, October 27, 1974
Chart, Human Resources Committee, 1975
[Chart compares "The American Way,""The Socialistic Way," and "The Totalitarian Way."]
Clipping pertaining to Greater Port Arthur Bass club, Port Arthur News, April 20, 1969
Environmental issues
Box
1988.269-19 Environmental, 1971-1978
[[37 folders]]
Air quality, 1971-1981
[[15 folders]]
Coastal zone management, 1974-1978
[[8 folders]]
Box
1988.269-23 Clipping pertaining to the environment, Port Arthur News, August 6, 1972
Broadside, Environmental Committee, October 28, 1970
[Based on clippings from Beaumont Enterprise.]
Festivals, celebrations, and receptions
Box
1988.269-19 Celebrations and receptions, 1968-1972
[[4 folders]]
Mexican Independence Day, 1970-1978
[[2 folders]]
Cajun festivals, 1971-1978
[[4 folders]]
Box
1988.269-20 Black festivals, 1971-1972
[[9 folders]]
John Ayres Day, 1967
[[2 folders]]
D.L. Turpin Day, 1972
Port Arthur Day at Sam Houston State University, 1976
Armed Forces Day banquet, 1975
[[3 folders]]
Jack Brooks reception, 1975
Charles Simon reception, 1975
Carl Parker reception, 1975
CavOILcade, 1960-1983
[[12 folders]]
CavOILcade Commodores, 1959-1972
[[3 folders]]
CavOILcade variety show, 1958
[[4 folders]]
Arts and crafts shows, 1972, 1978
[[3 folders]]
New technical employees reception, 1963, 1968-1972
[[7 folders]]
Helgensen, Vander Bosch luncheon, 1976
Veterans Land Board reception, 1977
U.S.S. R.A. Owens, 1977
Texas Maritime Academy training ship, 1969-1970
[[2 folders]]
Art Spencer Appreciation Day banquet, 1979-1980
Dr. Clyde Gott recognition coffee, 1982
Diamond Jubilee, 1972-1973
[[4 folders]]
Box
1988.269-23 Clippings, Mexican Independence Day, The (Port Arthur) News, September 15 and 20, 1976
Broadside, clippings, and special section, Black festival, Port Arthur News, 1971, 1972
[[2 folders]]
Clipping pertaining to arts and crafts festival, Houston Chronicle, May 7, 1981
Industry
Box
1988.269-20 Industry, 1951-1981
[[6 folders]]
"We Salute Industry", 1979
[[3 folders]]
Business and Industry Committee, 1979
Industrial and business prospects, 1966-1975
[[24 folders]]
Box
1988.269-21 Industrial and business prospects, 1975-1980
[[13 folders]]
Industrial and business expansion, 1964-1972
[[5 folders]]
Texas Industrial Development Council, 1970-1975
[[3 folders]]
Existing industry, 1976
Texas Industrial Week, 1967-1978
[[7 folders]]
Texas Industrial Commission, 1970-1977
[[4 folders]]
Industry in Orange County, Texas, 1966, 1976
Atlantic Refining Company, 1956-1976
[[4 folders]]
[Note: Atlantic Refining Company and Richfield Oil Corporation merged in 1966, creating Atlantic Richfield.]
Bitucote, Inc., 1967
Burton Shipyard, Inc., 1964-1969
Dayburn Chemical Company, 1962-1967
E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company, Inc., 1959-1975
[[2 folders]]
Elray Plastics Manufacturing Company, 1963
Fina, 1973
Gulf Oil Corporation, 1961-1981
[[11 folders]]
Gulfport Shipbuilding Corporation, 1962-1970
[Note: Levingston Shipbuilding Corporation purchased Gulfport in 1970; it was generally referred to as Levingston-Gulfport.]
Levingston-Gulfport, 1970, 1978
[[4 folders]]
Jefferson Chemical Company, 1960-1977
[[6 folders]]
Koppers Chemical Company, 1955-1978
[[4 folders]]
Mobil Chemical Company, 1964-1965
Omega Industries, Inc., 1968-1970
Petro Gas Producing Company, 1959-1965
Pure Oil Company, 1962-1964
Rubber plants, 1957-1972
[[6 folders]]
San Jacinto Gas Processing Company, 1950-1962
[[2 folders]]
Standard Brass, 1956-1966
Box
1988.269-22 Texaco, Inc., 1965-1977
[[7 folders]]
Texas U.S. Chemical Company, 1962
Texas U.S. Chemical Company, Daniel F. Young, 1981
Utilities companies, 1964-1979
[[9 folders]]
Governors Industrial Expansion Award, 1977-1979
Local industrial managers meeting, 1976-1978
Industrial Allies Day, 1975-1978
[[7 folders]]
Lubrizol Corporation, 1974-1980
[[9 folders]]
Southwestern Bell Telephone, 1966-1977
Retail Appreciation Day, 1975
Browning-Ferris Industries, 1973-1975
Labor-business relations, 1955, 1959-1960, 1970-1978
[[3 folders]]
American Hoechst Corporation, 1970-1977
[[11 folders]]
Northern Natural Gas Company, 1974-1976
[[3 folders]]
Union Oil Company annual report, 1970
Banking industry, 1964-1976
Box
1988.269-23 Clipping, "We Salute Industry," The (Port Arthur) News, April 22, 1979
Clipping pertaining to industrial and business prospects, Beaumont Enterprise, August 19, 1975
Memorandum of Governor Preston Smith declaring Texas Industrial Week, February 17, 1970
Clipping pertaining to Atlantic Refining Company, probably Port Arthur News, 1959
Newsletter, Sabine River News, October 21, 1964
[Newsletter of DuPont employees.]
Chart, locations of Gulf Oil Corporation's operations, 1976-1977
[Includes marketing, exploration, and refining operations.]
Clipping pertaining to Gulf Oil Corporation, Milwaukee Journal, June 6, 1978
Clipping pertaining to Koppers Chemical Company, Port Arthur News, October 11, 1959
San Jacinto Gas Processing Company electric log survey, May 25, 1961
Drawing and clippings pertaining to proposed Lubrizol chemical plant, 1975
[Clippings are from The (Port Arthur) News and Wall Street Journal.]
Brochure, diagram, and clippings pertaining to American Hoechst Corporation, 1974, 1975
[[2 folders]]
[Brochure lists locations of plants and products made and their uses; diagram is of a groundbreaking, showing locations of tents, parking, etc.]
Clipping pertaining to banking industry, probably Port Arthur News, about 1958
Photographs
Box
1988.269-22 Chamber board of directors presidents, 1969, 1971
[[5 black-and-white photographs]]
Chamber building, 1953, 1964
[Thirteen black-and-white photographs and negatives (photographs).]
Annual banquet, 1978-1979
[[5 black-and-white photographs]]
Chamber staff, undated
[Three black-and-white photographs and contact sheets. Includes a studio photograph by Christopher Studio, Beaumont, Texas.]
Chamber committee meeting (?), about 1969
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
Alf Jernigan, East Texas Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and general manager, about 1975
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
Box
1988.269.22 Texas Chamber of Commerce reception, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C., April 28, 1969
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
[Photo credit: City News Bureau, Inc., Washington, D.C.]
Box
1988.269-22 Three men departing a private airplane and a group of men standing by a poster promoting American transportation, about 1975
[[2 black-and-white photographs]]
Ribbon cutting for Highway 73 overpass at 39th Street, 1970
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
[Studio photograph by Watkins Studio, Port Arthur, Texas.]
Rainbow Bridge, about 1955-1975
[Eleven black-and-white photographs, color photographs, and postcards. Studio photographs by J.C. Watkins Photography, Port Arthur, Texas and Jimmie Everett, Groves, Texas.]
Gulfgate Bridge, about 1962
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
[Studio photograph by J.C. Watkins Photography, Port Arthur, Texas.]
Gulfgate Bridge grand opening, 1970
[[17 black-and-white photographs]]
[Fourteen of the photos are U.S. Army photographs and may not be published unless approved for release by the Public Information Office at any Army Installation or The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Credit U.S. Army.]
Port of Port Arthur, 1967
[[8 black-and-white photographs]]
[Studio photographs by Watkins Studio, Port Arthur, Texas.]
Seawall, undated
[Twelve black-and-white photographs and color photographs.]
Sabine Pilots christening, 1971
[[1 color photograph]]
Defensive driving course, about 1975
[[5 black-and-white photographs]]
Two teen-agers and two men in a science laboratory, about 1975
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
Older man and woman standing behind brick Port Arthur College sign, about 1974
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
High School Business Symposium, 1972-1977
[Twenty-four black-and-white photographs and color photographs. Studio photographs by Watkins Studio, Port Arthur, Texas, Darrell Baker, Beaumont, Texas, and Gittings Studio, various locations.]
New teachers’ reception, 1969, 1978
[[1 contact sheet]]
Port Arthur Day in Austin, 1977, 1979
[Thirty-three black-and-white photographs, color photographs, contact sheets, and black-and-white negatives (photographs).]
Rose Hill historic house, about 1975
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
Battle of Sabine Pass re-enactment, about 1960s
[[2 black-and-white photographs]]
[Studio photograph by Watkins Studio, Port Arthur, Texas.]
Sabine Pass Lighthouse, 1969
[[8 black-and-white photographs]]
Port Arthur city officials and others, All-America City event, 1970
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
[Studio photograph by Peter G. Corvallis, Portland, Oregon.]
United States Bicentennial observance, 1976
[[6 black-and-white photographs]]
[United States Armed Forces Bicentennial Caravan photographs; not taken in Port Arthur.]
Woman in bird (uncertain) costume for "Almost Anything Goes", 1976
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
People playing golf, about 1975
[[2 black-and-white photographs]]
Pleasure Island, 1971
[[10 color slides]]
Port Arthur Civic Center, 1972
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
[Studio photograph by Watkins Studio, Port Arthur, Texas.]
Stand holding tourism brochures, 1973
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
City Hall and businesses in Port Arthur, about 1972
[[3 photographic postcards]]
[Used for convention bid.]
Water fowl and hunters, about 1975
[Eleven black-and-white photographs and negatives (photographs). One photo stamped "Chamber of Commerce," Port Arthur, Texas.]
People fishing or posing with fish, about 1970s
[[22 black-and-white photographs]]
Chamberettes, 1974
[[7 black-and-white photographs]]
[Studio photographs by Watkins Studio, Port Arthur, Texas.]
Voices of the Chamber (Chamber staff), 1976
[Sixteen black-and-white photographs and negatives (photographs).]
Ribbon cuttings, 1976, 1979
[Eight black-and-white photographs and negatives (photographs).]
Public Relations Committee, 1967, 1969, 1978
[[3 black-and-white photographs]]
[Studio photographs by Watkins Studio and Cricchio Studio, Port Arthur, Texas, and official U.S. Navy photograph, not for publication unless officially released.]
Ramada Inn groundbreaking, about 1975
[Seven black-and-white photographs, color photographs, and color negatives (photographs).]
Mexican Independence Day, 1970s
[[25 black-and-white photographs]]
Black festival, 1971, 1972
[[2 black-and-white photographs]]
D.L. Turpin Day, 1972
[[4 black-and-white photographs]]
[Studio photographs by Watkins Studio, Port Arthur, Texas.]
CavOILcade princesses, 1984
[[16 black-and-white photographs]]
[Studio photographs by Hollier Studio, location unknown.]
New technical employees' reception, 1969
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
[Studio photograph by Watkins Studio, Port Arthur, Texas.]
U.S.S. Robert A. Owens, 1977
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
Unidentified industries/plants, about 1970s
[[3 black-and-white photographs]]
Bitucote, Inc., about 1967
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
American Hoechst Corporation employees and projects, 1973-1974
[Seven black-and-white photographs, color photographs, and contact sheets. Studio photographs by Watkins Studio and Cricchio Studio, Port Arthur, Texas.]
Fidelity Savings and Loan staff, about 1970
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
[Studio photograph by Watkins Studio, Port Arthur, Texas.]
Retail businesses, about 1975
[[3 black-and-white photographs]]
"Artist conception of the world's first 'triple threat' seagoing hopper dredge McFARLAND", undated
[[1 black-and-white photograph]]
[U.S. Army photograph; may not be published unless approved for release by the Public Information Office at any Army Installation or The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Credit U.S. Army.]
Unidentified persons, about 1970-1975
[[3 black-and-white photographs]]
Minutes
Box
1988.269-24 Minutes, 1913-1920
[Two minute books.]
Box
1988.269-25 Minutes, 1930-1937
[Two minute books.]
Box
1988.269-26 Minutes, 1937-1942
[Two minute books.]
Box
1988.269-27 Minutes, 1929, 1942-1958
[[116 folders]]
Box
1988.269-28 Minutes, 1959-1971
[[89 folders]]
Box
1988.269-29 Minutes, 1971-1976
[[81 folders]]
Box
1988.269-30 Minutes, 1977-1979
[[37 folders]]
Newsletters
Box
1988.269-30 Business Report, September 1994-December 2008
[[54 folders]]
Artifacts
Box
1988.269.0001 Metallic gold sticker with eagle, marked "We Didn't Forget We Hired A Vet", about 1972
[One sticker.]
Box
1988.269.0002 Rectangular white bumper sticker with blue and red letters, marked "Port Arthur, Texas 1970 Finalist All America Cities", about 1970
[One bumper sticker.]
Box
1988.269.0003 Round white metal button with shield with American flag motif; marked "Finalist All America City Port Arthur, Texas 1970", about 1970
[One button (information artifact).]
Box
1988.269.0004 Round white metal button with shield with American flag motif; marked "Finalist All America City Port Arthur, Texas 1973", about 1973
[One button (information artifact).]
Box
1988.269.0005 Round white metal button with red and blue lettering, marked "City Hall Dedication Port Arthur, Texas 1971" and depiction of City Hall in blue ink, about 1971
[One button (information artifact).]
Box
1988.269.0006 Round white sticker with black lettering, yellow sun and a sailboat with a yellow sail; marked "Energy City Port Arthur, Texas Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce", about 1979
[One sticker. Used at "Port Arthur Day in Austin" in 1979, during which Port Arthur business representatives lobbied the Texas State Legislature for the city's interests.]
Box
1988.269.0007 Rectangular white Bicentennial poster with red and blue lettering, marked "Bicentennial the Port Arthur Way!!", 1976
[[1 poster]]
[Has list of dates and special United States Bicentennial events.]
Box
1988.269.0008 Rectangular orange bumper sticker with black lettering, marked "Jefferson County Arts and Crafts Festival Oct 20, 21, 22", about 1975
[One bumper sticker.]
Box
1988.269.0009 Rectangular white, yellow, and red bumper sticker marked "Greater Port Arthur, Texas", about 1968
[One bumper sticker.]
Box
1988.269.0010 Rectangular yellow bumper sticker with black lettering, marked "2nd Annual Black Festival May 13, 1972 Port Arthur, Texas", about 1972
[One bumper sticker.]
Box
1988.269.0011 Rectangular black bumper sticker with orange lettering, marked "68 Port Arthur Operation Clean City", about 1968
[One bumper sticker.]
Box
1988.269.0012 Roughly circular orange and off-white sticker with blue lettering spelling out company name, "Gulf", about 1975
[One sticker. Logo of Gulf Oil Corporation.]
Box
1988.269.0013 Roughly rectangular sticker with red border, white center, and black lettering spelling out company name "Texaco", about 1970
[One sticker. Logo of Texaco, Inc.]
Box
1988.269.0014 Roughly rectangular off-white sticker, with red triangles at top and bottom and company name "Atlantic" in navy blue letters, about 1975
[One sticker. Logo of Atlantic Richfield.]
Box
1988.269.0015 White paper rectangular sign with black-and-white photograph of city of Austin and TGRA logo, marked: "TGRA Texas Good Roads Association Member 1971", about 1971
[One card (information artifact).]
Box
1988.269.0016 Yellow satin ribbon with black lettering, marked "We Salute Industry," and with Port Arthur logo of a sailboat and a sun marked in the center, "Energy City", about 1979
[One button (information artifact). Ribbons were worn by business employees during "We Salute Industry Week" to acknowledge benefits of industry to the area.]
Box
1988.269.0017 Round off-white pin with blue lettering marked "Port Arthur-Orange Bridge Celebration Highest Bridge in the South" and depiction of bridge with a ship passing underneath it, about 1938
[One button (information artifact). Commemorates celebration of construction of the Rainbow Bridge.]
Box
1988.269.0018 Dark blue plastic and silver-tone metal ball-point pen, marked in white lettering, "Ground Breaking Sept. 24, 1974 Port Arthur Plant American Hoechst Corporation", about 1974
[One ball-point pen. Commemorates the construction of a petrochemical plant in Port Arthur.]
Box
1988.269.0019 Sheet of white letterhead stationery for Port Arthur Abstract and Title Company in Port Arthur, about 1975
[One sheet of stationery.]
Box
1988.269.0020 Sheet of white letterhead stationery for Southern Union Gas Company in Port Arthur, about 1975
[One sheet of stationery.]
Box
1988.269.0021 Sheet of white letterhead stationery for Gulf States Utilities Company in Port Arthur, about 1975
[One sheet of stationery.]
Box
1988.269.0022 Sheet of beige letterhead stationery for Southern Tobacco & Candy Company in Port Arthur, about 1975
[One sheet of stationery.]
Box
1988.269.0023 Folded white paper invitation for Republic of Texas Savings Association "premiere" in Beaumont, Texas, December 1973
[One invitation.]
Box
1988.269.0024 Three pieces of grosgrain ribbon (one red, one white, and one blue), about 1938
[Three ribbons (material). Ribbon was from the entwined ribbons cut at the dedication ceremony for the Rainbow Bridge in Port Arthur, Texas; sent to the Chamber from Charles R. Stevenson of Gulf Oil Corporation, who wished to have them placed in a time capsule.]
Box
1988.269.0025 Rectangular red, white, and blue bumper sticker, marked in center, "Port Arthur, Texas 1973 Finalist All America Cities", about 1973
[One bumper sticker.]
Box
1988.269.0026 Square white sticker with United States Bicentennial logo and red, white, and blue triangles, marked, "United States Armed Forces Bicentennial Caravan", about 1976
[One sticker.]
Box
1988.269.0027 Rectangular white cardboard sign, marked in black with the Port of Port Arthur seal and "Port of Port Arthur Dedication February 22, 1969", about 1969
[One card (information artifact).]
Box
1988.269.0028 Three visitors' passes to the United States Congress, 1951
[Three passes (tickets). One is for the "Reserved Gallery" of the United States Senate. Two are for the "Visitor's Gallery" of the United States House of Representatives.]