Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Library System

Finding Aid for the Fire Museum of Texas Collection, 1885-1993

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fire Museum of Texas
Title: Fire Museum of Texas Collection
Dates: 1885-1993
Abstract: This collection consists of approximately 994 photographs from the Fire Museum of Texas, which opened in 1984 in Beaumont, documenting firefighting in Southeast Texas from 1856 to 1993, with heavy emphasis on the first half of the twentieth century. The Fire Department of Beaumont was established in 1881 and images in this collection cover many aspects of the department including firefighters, firehouses, and fire engines; fires and local buildings damaged by fire; fire prevention demonstrations and other events; and damages from non-fire related disasters such as hurricanes. There are also a few images from the Texas City Disaster of 1947 and the New London School explosion of 1937.
Identification: AC-300
Extent: 10 cubic feet in 17 boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Libraries,  695 Pearl St,  Beaumont, TX 77701

Historical Note

The Fire Museum of Texas opened in 1984 in Beaumont, Texas, for the mission of preserving and celebrating the history of firefighting in Texas. Its collections emphasize not only the history of firefighting and firefighters, but also fire safety and fire prevention education. In 1986, the Museum was recognized by the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas as the state's official fire museum. Much of the Museum's collections were donated to it by the Beaumont Fire Department.

The first fire department of Beaumont was established on December 19, 1881, a few months after a large lumberyard fire. A citizens' committee vote created Beaumont Fire Company #1, which had sixteen volunteer members. Its first rotary pump arrived in 1882, and two deep wells were dug in 1884. Ed C. Ogden served as the first recorded fire chief of the city, and the fire department expanded along with the city over the following years. Its necessity was made clear in the months following the discovery of Spindletop in 1901, as several oil fires broke out on the hill, requiring all of the department's skill to extinguish.

In 1906, Stephen Douglas O'Conner joined the fire department. He rose through the ranks of the department quickly, becoming a station captain in 1910, and a Lieutenant in 1913. He became Assistant Chief in 1916, and finally became Department Chief in 1918. He remained in that position for thirty-eight years, until 1956. He oversaw the transition from horses to motorized vehicles during his time as Chief, and led the department through the boom that accompanied the discovery of "Second Spindletop" in 1925.

Shortly after this second boom, Johnny Southwell, the city's electrician, designed and installed the first traffic signal in Beaumont, and an underground cable for the police department telegraph system. A few years later, he also built the police and fire radio communications system, the seventh such system in the United States. Southwell played a significant role in redesigning the traffic patterns of Beaumont, a long-overdue necessity. Finally, he designed and built a searchlight truck for the Fire Department, which it sent to the New London School disaster in 1937 and the Texas City disaster in 1947.

Pete Shelton, a second-generation firefighter, became the Department Chief in 1976, and turned the Department into one of the best paid departments in the United States. He helped create the Fire Museum of Texas, which is housed in the city's historic Central Fire Station. Today, Chief Anne Huff, the first female Chief in Beaumont, leads the Fire Department, which boasts twelve fire stations, a 27 acre training center, and about 230 personnel.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains approximately 994 photographs, featuring scenes of firefighting in Beaumont, Texas. The Museum received these photographs from various donors over the years, and then donated them to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The photographs primarily document Beaumont's firefighting service, although the collection also includes photographs from other areas of Texas.

Many photographs depict the firefighting equipment used throughout the years, giving a fascinating look into the evolution of the equipment, especially the fire trucks. Photos of Beaumont's fire stations and firemen are also included.

Photos of particular interest include those taken immediately after the Texas City disaster of April 16, 1947. At least 581 people were killed after massive explosions occurred on the SS Grandcamp, docked at Texas City. These photographs show the total devastation of the city which resulted from the explosions. Likewise, the collection holds a few photographs of the aftermath of the New London School natural gas explosion of March 18, 1937, which killed more than 295 students, and is the worst catastrophe to take place in a school in the United States. Other photographs include portraits of Beaumont's fire chiefs, and the fire marshals of Texas. The collection also holds class photos of Beaumont's fire academy from the 1970s through early 1990s, and of the training exercises used in the academy. The outreach efforts of the department are depicted, including parades, fair displays, and other educational events.

The collection includes a series of portraits of the presidents of the Texas State Firemen's Association, from 1876 to 1976. It also holds call logbooks from the Beaumont Fire Department, dating from 1925 to 1973. These logbooks record each time the Fire Department was called out to extinguish a fire. Each entry tells the date of the call, the location of the call, the type of structure, the cause of the fire, and the amount of damage that occurred.


Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into 3 series in 57 boxes. Folders in the Photographs series are labelled according to the original catalog number of each photograph, as originally assigned by the Fire Museum.
Call Logbooks
Accretion of 2013 February


Access Restrictions

Some restrictions may apply.


The Tyrrell Historical Library holds copyright. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.

Index Terms

Personal Names
Chriswell, C. A.
O'Conner, Stephen Douglas
Shelton, Pete
Southwell, Johnny
Beaumont Fire Department (Beaumont, Tex.)
Wiess Hook and Ladder Company (Beaumont, Tex.)
Fire departments
Fire fighters
Fire fighting
Houston (Tex.)
New London (Tex.)
Texas City (Tex.)
Photograph albums
Logs (records)
Training manuals

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], [Folder], [Box], Fire Museum of Texas Collection, 1885-1993, AC-300, Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Fire Museum of Texas, 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2010.

Finding aid revised and encoded by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2013 January.


Further accruals are expected.


"Beaumont Fire Department History." Accessed 08 January 2013.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Photographs, 1885-1993

Box Folder
1 P.90.55.1 E-4 passing in front of Central Fire Station in funeral procession for R. Akin (Assistant Chief), 1954 June 7
P.90.55.2 Chief O'Conner's car passing in procession at R. Akin's funeral, 1954 June 7
P.90.55.3 Newell (Speedy) Eldridge in Chief's buggy with mascots: goat, monkey, dog, and young child on horse, undated
P.90.55.4 Copy of original print of E-7, 1916-1920(?) ALF truck under tent in woods, 1935
P.90.55.5 Chief Steve O'Conner on far right with two other men in woods, 1935
P.90.55.6 Firefighters in front of Beaumont Fire Department E7 1916-1920 ALF truck: O'Conner, Gilbert, Southwell(?), 1935
P.90.55.7 Firefighter pouring at gear film pan in woodsy area (William O'Conner), 1920
P.90.55.8 Convention(?) driver. Chief C. A. Chriswell is in foreground, 1967 July 26
P.90.55.9 Beaumont Fire Department Chief Steve O'Conner with Arthur Fiedler of the Boston Pops, presenting honorary Dodge(?), 1953 March 5
P.90.55.10 National Board of Underwriters - Beaumont Fire Department Chief O'Conner and J. Southwell are centered, 1950
P.90.55.11 American Bowling Congress Bowling Tournament, Fort Worth, Texas: with Joe Walker, Frank Perugi, Larry Zick, Walter Mayer, and Steven O'Conner, 1957
P.90.55.12 Beaumont Fire Department truck #2, ALF, wrecked at corner of Franklin and Neches Streets, 1955 March 26
P.90.55.13 Grave site of R. Akin, at his funeral - taking the casket off the fire engine, 1954 June 7
P.90.55.14 Front end wreck of Chief O'Conner's car - Frank Estes pictured at left, 1954 January 13
P.90.55.15 Chief Steve O'Conner at megaphone in chef's hat; Beaumont City dignitaries(?) in rear with chef's hats, 1955
P.90.55.16 Chief Steve O'Conner with Miss Hame stepping off ladder truck, circa 1948-1952
P.90.55.17 Finger Furniture Company fire; Light truck in right foreground, 1952 March 1
P.90.55.18 Truck 2 in wreck at College Street, 1952 October 9
P.90.55.19 Beaumont Fire Department Engine 3 at car wreck at Harriot and Elgie Streets, 1951
P.90.55.20 Christmas Eve at Central Fire Station - Food Drive, 1933 December 24
P.90.55.21 Beaumont Fire Department personnel with new Chevy autos in front of Central Station, 1932
P.90.55.22 Chief O'Conner accepting Grand Fin. Wooden Doiron at Hotel Beaumont; wife Frances "Fuley" O'Conner at right, 1950 April 14
P.90.55.23 Beaumont Fire Department Chief R. Akin climbing ladder and carrying hose, 1949
P.90.55.24 Commercial League Bowling Champs - Beaumont Fire Department Chief Steve O'Conner posed with other team members, 1949
P.90.55.25 Jones Feed Company fire, 1948
P.90.55.26 Group of men at convention, 1948
P.90.55.27 Beaumont Fire Department firefighters at Central Station, 1948
P.90.55.28 Fire at College and Jefferson Streets, Beaumont - at Shy Bakery(?), 1948 July
P.90.55.29 Fire at Franklin and Archie Streets, Beaumont - 1922 ALF Truck 1 Cab with [Skid Unit?] Pump, 1948
P.90.55.30 Chief Steve O'Conner and Assistant Chief R. Akin writing in Chief's office, 1945
P.90.55.31 Aerial truck spraying water tower and old drill tower, with light truck in background, 1947
P.90.55.32 Training tower on fire; someone being rescued on left ladder, 1947
P.90.55.33 Texas State Bowling Championship; Chief Steve O'Conner pictured, 1946
P.90.55.34 Front end of Willy's Jeep, 1948
P.90.55.35 E. Allen and W. J. Heideekin, with Engine 11 at Station 11, 1943
P.90.55.36 New 750 gpm Seagrove pumper, delivered by George Akley, 1944 October 17
P.90.55.37 Chief Steve O'Conner with local fire chiefs, seated at table, 1942
P.90.55.38 Firefighters riding out on Aerial Truck 1 and Central Fire Station, 1940
P.90.55.39 Beaumont Fire Department employees standing in front of new search light truck (Diamond-Reo), 1931
P.90.55.40 Beaumont Fire Department Chief O'Conner with bowling enthusiasts at opening of bowling alley for firemen's benefit fund, 1931
P.90.55.41 Beaumont firefighters, Chief O'Conner, and chiefs from Fort Worth Fire Department in front of old drill tower, 1930s
P.90.55.42 Beaumont Fire Department Hart Bernick(?) Chief Marvel riding out on Combination 1, 1940
P.90.55.43 Beaumont firefighters pictured in front of old drill tower; standing row is wearing gas masks, 1930-1935
P.90.55.44 C. A. Chriswell, Frank Varnado, R. Akin, at Texas A&M fire school, 1930s
P.90.55.45 Chief O'Conner holding picture with Mayor P. D. Renfro at Renfro's retirement, 1938 April 15
P.90.55.46 Firefighters at Central Station, making food baskets on Christmas Eve, 1938 December 24
P.90.55.47 Rear/side photo of Beaumont Fire Department Combination 1 and 2, 1938
P.90.55.48 Firefighters loading up Christmas food baskets across street from Central Fire Station, 1936 December 24
P.90.55.49 1935 Hudson autos with owners in front of Central Fire Station, 1935
P.90.55.50 Firefighters making Christmas food baskets, 1935 December 24
P.90.55.51 Firefighters with presents for needy at Christmas, 1935 December 24
P.90.55.52 National Board of Fire Underwriters in front of Central Station, 1932
P.90.55.53 Loading food baskets for the needy at Christmas, 1932 December 24
P.90.55.54 Chief O'Conner with Chief Ron Gamble of the Dallas Fire Department at the old training tower, 1931
P.90.55.55 Chief O'Conner and city official raising flag in front of Mayor Emmett Fletcher's home, late 1920s
P.90.55.56 Photo of burial of "Jiggs", Beaumont Fire Department mascot (dog) at Central Fire Station; clipping attached, 1927
P.90.55.59 Beaumont Fire Department Combination 1 being rebuilt in maintenance shop in new Theria(?) chassis, 1928
P.90.55.60 Chief O'Conner standing next to his new 1926 Cadillac, 1926
P.90.55.61 Group of people and firefighters at Beaumont Fire Department Bowling Alley, 1931 June
P.90.55.62 Laying cornerstone at Central Fire Station, 1927
P.90.55.64 Lynn Gilbert and A. B. Birbey testing Engine 5 at City Docks, 1925
P.90.55.65 Johnny Southwell testing Engine 5 at city docks, 1925
P.90.55.66 Chief O'Conner and others testing Pumper 5 at city docks, 1925
P.90.55.67 Chief O'Conner holding hose during test of Engine J at city docks, 1925
P.90.55.68 Firefighters spraying six streams of water during test of Engine J at city docks, 1925
P.90.55.69 Firefighters testing hose at Pine and Concord Streets, 1925
P.90.55.70 Hotel Beaumont under construction, 1922
P.90.55.71 Engine 11 involved in wreck at railroad crossing, 1921 or 1922
P.90.55.72 Engine 11 involved in wreck at railroad crossing, south end, 1921 or 1922
P.90.55.73 Testing engine 5 at end of Pearl Street docks, 1925
P.90.55.74 Firefighters and Chief O'Conner standing in front of Truck 1, 1930
P.90.55.75 City officials; Lynn Gilbert and Chief O'Conner are standing at far right, 1925
P.90.55.76 Beaumont Fire Department Chemical Truck #1 in front of old Central Fire Station, 1912
P.90.55.77 Beaumont Fire Department Pumper #3 with crew, 1919
P.90.55.78 Firefighters in Beaumont Fire Department Chemical #1, 1911 ALF - first motorized fire equipment in Beaumont. Steve O'Conner and Jiggs are also in picture. 1912
P.90.55.79 George Kemin Rafferty standing up horses in front of apparatus, at Central Fire Station, 1909
P.90.55.80 Charlie and Henry Griffith and other firefighter, in front of apparatus at Central Station, 1909
P.90.55.81 Portrait of Steve O'Conner as a young fire captain in dress uniform, early 1900s
P.90.55.82 Beaumont Fire Department steamer engine in front of station, early 1900s
P.90.55.83 Firefighters loading bags into service truck, 1930
P.90.55.84 Beaumont firefighter Christian Borden(?) with Bob(?) the fire dog in front of Central Station, 1909
P.90.55.85 Fire Station operator in dispatch office; inset shows Chief O'Conner, 1935
P.90.55.86 Beaumont Fire Department Chemical #1 decorated for parade in front of Central Station, circa 1910
P.90.55.87 Firefighters testing hose, circa 1920
P.90.55.88 Three firefighters sitting on monument; Steven O'Conner at left, 1915
P.90.55.89 Postcard portrait of Lewis Votaw, Beaumont firefighter. Back of photo has information about his service in World War 1. Portrait was taken around 1910
P.90.55.90 Bob Tullas and Chief C. A. Chriswell walking down streets of Beaumont, 1935-1940
P.90.55.91 Beaumont Fire Department Ladder Truck #1 decorated for parade in front of Central Station, 1910
P.90.55.92 Group photo of Beaumont firefighters who were veterans of World War 1, 1919
P.90.55.93 Chemical #1 decorated for Christmas parade, circa 1915
P.90.55.94 Beaumont Fire Department firefighters in front of Central Fire Station; Steven O'Conner at left, circa 1910
P.90.55.95 Beaumont firefighters pictured in front of old Central Station, 1910
P.90.55.96 Beaumont firefighters in front of old Central Fire Station, Steven O'Conner at center, 1910
P.90.55.97 Wiess Hook and Ladder Co. and Beaumont Fire Co. #1 in front of apparatus, 1890
P.90.55.98 Beaumont firefighters and others pictured on street: goat pulling cart is at center, 1910
P.90.55.99 Beaumont firefighters and others pictured in street: goat pulling cart is at center, 1910
P.90.55.100 Photo of Wiess Hook and Ladder Co. in front of apparatus, 1885
P.90.55.101 Beaumont Wiess Hook and Ladder Co. with apparatus before a parade, circa 1889
P.90.55.102 Beaumont Chemical #1 accident - Bob Glass killed, 1914 December 25
P.90.55.103 Portrait of E. C. Ogden, Beaumont's first fire chief, 1885
P.90.56.1 Interior photo of old Central Fire Station, 1905
P.90.57.1 Central Fire Station, its apparatus and firefighters, 1909
P.90.57.2 #9 Fire Station at College and Holmes Streets, with apparatus and men in front, 1909
P.90.57.4 #5 Fire Station - Concord and Grand Avenue - Apparatus and men in front, 1909
P.90.58.1 #11 Fire Station: Sabine Pass Avenue with men and ALF motorized pumper in front, 1920
P.90.59.1 Beaumont Fire Department: single portrait collage of all fire fighters, 1940
P.90.60.1 Beaumont Fire Department Engine #7
P.90.61.1 Emp.(?) photo of Beaumont firefighters in front of Central Station, 1950
P.90.62.1 Station #3 at intersection of Kenneth Avenue, Sabine Pass Avenue, and Harriot Street, 1940
P.90.63.1 Beaumont Fire Department Station #2, Gulf and Regent Streets (Magnolia Park), 1940
P.90.64.1 Group photo of Beaumont firefighters in front of Central Station, 1935
P.90.65.1 Chief O'Conner in front of house after fire, with light truck and Chief's car parked in street, 1935-1940
P.90.66.1 Wreck of Engine #11 at railroad crossing, 1921 or 1922
P.90.66.2 Wreck of Engine #1 at railroad crossing, 1921 or 1922
P.90.66.3 Wreck of Beaumont Fire Department Engine #1 at railroad crossing, 1921 or 1922
P.90.67.1 Packard chief's car parked on the street at fire, 1945
P.90.68.1 Beaumont Fire Department and apparatus in front of Central Station, 1909
P.90.69.1 Beaumont Fire Department veterans of World War 1, 1919
P.90.70.1 #7 fire station completed, 1931
P.90.71.1 Beaumont Fire Department truck #2 in front of Roberts Undertaking Co., 1925
P.90.71.2 Beaumont Fire Department truck #2 in front of Roberts Undertaking Co., 1920-1927
P.90.73.1 Firefighters in front of Central Station with mascot, 1930-1940
P.90.74.1 Firefighters in front of Central Station with mascot, 1920-1927
P.90.75.1 Accident scene with Beaumont Fire Department chief's car, 1920-1925
P.90.76.1 Apparatus and men at station #[?] during construction of the new Central Station, 1926
P.90.76.2 Fire station #9 with motorized apparatus and chief's car, undated
P.90.77.1 Interior of dormitory at Central Station, 1930
P.90.78.1 Central Station with men and apparatus, 1930
P.90.78.2 Central Station, undated
P.90.78.3 Central Station, undated
P.90.79.1 Pipkin and Brulin firefighters' softball team, in front of Central Station, 1935
P.90.79.2 Pipkin and Brulin firefighters' softball team, in front of Central Station, 1935
P.90.80.1 - P.90.80.4 Burial of Bob the fire dog at Central Station, 1920
P.90.80.5 Burial of Jiggs the fire dog at Central Station, 1927
P.90.81.1 Portrait of Chief Steve O'Conner, 1936
P.90.82.1 Beaumont Fire Department Station #11: chemical wagon and men, 1912
P.90.83.1 Beaumont Fire Department station #1 to replace #9 station, 1905
P.90.84.1 Beaumont Fire Department station #7, with motorized apparatus, 1920
P.90.86.1 Beaumont Fire Department Engine #8, 1960
P.90.86.2 Beaumont Fire Department engine #2 at station #7, 1955-1960
P.90.86.3 Beaumont Fire Department reserve #2, 1955-1960
P.90.86.4 Beaumont Fire Department truck #3, 1955-1960
P.90.86.5 Beaumont Fire Department truck #1, 1955-1960
P.90.86.6 Beaumont Fire Department truck #4, 1955-1960
P.90.86.7 Beaumont Fire Department truck #5, 1955-1960
P.90.86.8 Beaumont Fire Department reserve engine #8, 1955-1960
P.90.86.9 Beaumont Fire Department engine #1, 1955-1960
P.90.86.10 Beaumont Fire Department shop truck, a 1941 Ford, rear angle shot, 1955-1960
P.90.87.1 Beaumont Fire Department firefighters, including future Chief O'Conner, 1910
P.90.88.1 Two men standing in front of half engine, 1915-1919
P.90.88.2 Firefighter next to left side of half engine, 1915-1919
P.90.88.3 Three men with half engine, 1915-1919
P.90.89.1 Beaumont Fire Department old drill tower, 1925-1930
P.90.90.1 Beaumont Fire Department firefighters on bench, and Jack Nolan with goat, 1910
P.90.91.1 Beaumont Fire Department fire station with engine parked in front, 1919
P.90.92.1 1st Volunteer Firefighter's Department, Fire Co. #1, 1882
P.90.93.1 Beaumont Fire Department firefighter on pumper 5 at Central Fire Station, 1990
P.90.93.2 Two Beaumont firefighters' hands, 1935
P.90.93.3 Beaumont Fire Department firefighter and woman, Juanita Lorg, 1935
P.90.93.4 Beaumont firefighters training with ladder, 1965
P.90.93.5 Beaumont Fire Department fighting fire at store on Pearl Street, 1922
P.90.93.6 Beaumont Fire Department battling fire at store next to Beaumont Paint Company, 1922
P.90.93.7 Group of Beaumont firefighters, front row has masks on, 1934
P.90.93.8 - P.90.93.11 Finger Furniture Company fire, 1952 March 1
P.90.93.12 Stedman Company fire, 1955
P.90.93.13 Beaumont Fire Department, fire engine accident, 1960 January 23
P.90.93.14 Beaumont Fire Department, 2 story house fire, 1955
P.90.93.15 Beaumont Fire Department, combination N21-1937 international pumper, 1940
P.90.93.16 Funeral of Assistant Chief, 1954 June 7
P.90.93.17 Finger Furniture Company fire, Bealls, 1952 March 1
P.90.93.18 Lumber company fire, Beaumont, 1950
P.90.93.19 Beaumont firefighters and air tanks, 1975
P.90.93.20 Finger Furniture Company fire, 1952 March 1
P.90.93.21 Two firefighters working on communications vehicle, 1980
P.90.93.22 Beaumont firefighters at fire scene, 1970
P.90.93.23 Fire above Malachs Sandwich Shop, next to Freeman's, 1970 March 21
P.90.55.32 Beaumont Fire Department drill at training tower, 1947
P.90.55.38 Firemen separating toys and food into baskets and loading them onto trucks, 1932 December 24
Box Folder
2 P.20.01.38 Firemen separating toys and food into baskets and loading them onto trucks, 1932 December 24
P.20.01.39 Firemen loading baskets of food and toys into trucks, 1938 December 24
P.20.01.110 Three men standing in front of snow covered car, 1940 January 22
P.20.01.113 Two men kneeling in snow beside a tree, with Ineeda Laundry in the background, 1931
P.20.01.120 Nine men eating spaghetti, undated
P.20.01.125 Group of people eating at table in fire station, 1956 November 28
P.20.01.126-P.20.01.127, P.20.01.131 Men eating spaghetti, undated
P.20.01.132 Two firefighters pouring two men a drink from a hose, 1956 November 28
P.20.01.144 Men, women, and children standing in building with paper everywhere, undated
P.20.01.152 Eleven men eating spaghetti, undated
P.20.01.158 Kress Fire: destroyed building, 1944 August 9
P.20.01.160 Kress Fire: demolished hallway, 1944 August 9
P.20.01.162 Kress Fire: firemen climbing ladders into burning building, 1944 August 9
P.20.01.164 Men climbing ladders, fire escapes, and store sign in burning building, 1944 August 9
P.20.01.165 An apartment building where a fire started, 1944 August 9
P.20.01.166-P.20.01.180 Various pictures of damage to Kress building, 1944 August 9
P.20.01.183 Men walking in front of burning building, undated
P.20.01.184 Men with hoses hooked to engine, 1927 June 26
P.20.01.185 Ladders and men going into Fuller's Cafe, undated
P.20.01.186 Hose spraying water over water tower, undated
P.20.01.188 Four men climbing two ladders into Fuller's Cafe, undated
P.20.01.194 #9 engine and a damaged car, undated
P.20.01.199 Baton Rouge Ladder Truck No. 2, undated
P.20.01.200-P.20.01.211 American-La France-Foamite Corp. trucks, undated
P.20.01.212 Galveston Fire Department #8, undated
P.20.01.213 Galveston Fire Department #1, with Galvez Hotel in background, undated
P.20.01.214 Bryn Mawr Fire Co., undated
P.20.01.215 Truck: Aerial #1 on left side in circle, Brockport, NY, 1950
P.20.01.216 Truck: Aerial #[?], Brockport, NY, 1950
P.20.01.217 Endwell Ladder Co. truck, undated
P.20.01.218 Men fixing stoplight on Beaumont Fire Department Mechanical Truck #2, undated
P.20.01.219 Bryn Mawr Fire Co. truck, [1123], right side, undated
P.20.01.220 Beaumont Fire Department Electric and Mechanical Truck #2, undated
P.20.01.221 Beaumont Fire Department Truck Co. #1, undated
P.20.01.222 Southport Fire Dept. #1 truck, undated
P.20.01.224 Unexcelled Fire Company, undated
P.20.01.225 Beaumont Fire Department truck #11, undated
P.20.01.226 I.B.M. San Jose #1, undated
P.20.01.227 AFD #1 truck, American-LaFrance-Foam Corp., undated
P.20.01.228 SFD #4 truck, American-LaFrance-Foam Corp., undated
P.20.01.229 Beaumont Fire Department truck #2 with two men, 1965
P.20.01.230 IBM San Jose #1 truck, undated
P.20.01.231 Five men in front of fire truck with hoses, 1948 October 4
P.20.01.232 American-La France fire engine with ladder, undated
P.20.01.233 Five men behind fire engine, undated
P.20.01.234 Unexcelled Fire Company #1 [from New Jersey?], undated
P.90.93.24 Seven firefighters using ladder at house fire, 1970
P.90.93.25 Beaumont firefighters with fire prevention messages on signs, 1924 October 7
P.90.93.26 Beaumont Fire Department ladder truck in accident, 1985 March 26
P.90.93.27 Firefighters using hose, 1985 March 26
P.90.93.28 Beaumont firefighters using hose action, 1985 March 26
P.90.93.29 Beaumont Fire Department truck #2, carries funeral casket with firefighters, 1925 December 6
P.90.93.30 Beaumont Fire Department chemical #1 at Central Station, 1912
P.90.93.31-P.90.93.32 Seven firefighters in chief department vehicle, 1918
P.90.94.1 Portrait of O. B. Greeves, volunteer fire chief, 1895
P.90.95.1 Beaumont Fire Department apparatus with city executives, 1925 July 5
P.90.96.1 Old Central Fire Station, 1910
P.90.96.2 Beaumont semi-professional baseball team, 1910
P.90.96.3 Beaumont Fire Department engine 1, 1922
P.90.96.4 Engine #1, Stotz pumper, 1922
P.90.96.5-P.90.96.6 Beaumont Fire Department, Ahrens-Fox pumper, 1921
P.90.96.7 Burial of Beaumont Fire Department mascot, 1922
P.90.96.8 Beaumont Fire Department sponsored women's softball team, 1925
P.90.96.9 Burial of Beaumont Fire Department mascot, 1922
P.90.97.1 Beaumont Fire Department firefighters testing hose on truck 2, 1922
P.90.97.2 Beaumont's new Central Station, 1927
P.90.97.3 Firefighters' service club outside Central Station, 1927
P.90.97.4 Portrait of Ed Eastman, Fire Chief, 1915
P.90.97.5-P.90.97.6 Men on construction building, 1927
P.90.97.7 Beaumont Fire Department #7 Fire Station, big driveway, 1931
P.90.97.8 Beaumont Fire Department #7 Fire Station, closeup, 1931
P.90.97.9 Firefighters collecting Christmas fund baskets for needy, 1932
P.90.97.10 Beaumont Fire Department engine #9 in front of Station #9, 1921
P.90.97.11 Beaumont Fire Department front of #11 fire station, 1931
P.90.97.12 Beaumont Fire Department #5 fire station, 1931
P.90.97.13 Firefighters and training offices in front of old drill tower, 1934
P.90.97.14 Firefighters group, second row is wearing masks, 1934
P.90.97.15 Chief Steve and another man with Hudson Fire Department, 1935
P.90.97.16 Two chiefs' cars at Central Station, 1935
P.90.97.17 Sunoco bowling team, 3rd place, 1936 April
P.90.97.18 Beaumont Fire Department combination 1 and 2 at Central Station, 1937
P.90.97.19 Firefighters on roof, 1925
P.90.97.20 Chief O'Conner in 1935 Hudson car, 1935
P.90.97.21 Collage of Chief O'Conner's life, 1946 April 5
P.90.97.22 Duisborg postcard of building, 1938 June 25
P.90.97.23 Beaumont Fire Department #5 fire station, 1931
P.90.97.24 Beaumont High School at night, 1932
P.90.97.25 Two men in front of Beaumont Fire Department Combo No. 21, 1937
P.90.97.26 Truck #2 in front of Robert Undertaking Co., 1920-1927
P.90.97.27 Night training
P.90.97.28-P.90.97.29 Beaumont Fire Department engine #7, 1944
P.90.97.30 Beaumont Fire Department engine 7 spraying water tower, 1944
P.90.97.31 Portrait of Willie Brockman, 1949 January 4
P.90.97.32 Group picture of Beaumont Fire Department firefighters, 1948
P.90.97.33 Group of men in front of ladder truck, 1947
P.90.97.34 Beaumont Fire Department mascot (white dog), 1920
P.90.97.35 Beaumont Fire Department, engine 3 after collision, 1948-1949
P.90.97.36 Engine 3 damaged, 1948/1949
P.90.97.37 Beaumont Fire Department at training center building, 1935
P.90.97.39 Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Rafferty, undated
P.90.97.40 Five firemen in front of Central Station, undated
P.90.97.41 Three men in front of Central Station, undated
P.90.97.42 Two firemen standing at Central Station, undated
P.90.97.43 Postcards with chief and firemen, undated
P.90.97.44 Construction at Central Fire Station, undated
P.90.97.45 Group in front of construction at Central Station, undated
P.90.98.26 Christmas tree at Central Station, 1957 December
Box Folder
3 P.04.01.1 Texas City Disaster: Building explosion at Texas City, Texas, 1947 April 16
P.04.02.1 Texas City Disaster: Groups of cars with two unknown men after the building explosion, 1947 April 16
P.04.03.1 Texas City Disaster: Men and debris after building explosion, 1947 April 16
P.04.04.1 Texas City Disaster: Two men and ship after explosion, 1947 April 16
P.04.05.1 Texas City Disaster: Leftovers after explosion, 1947 April 16
P.04.06.1 Texas City Disaster: Smashed car on railroad tracks, 1947 April 16
P.04.07.1 Texas City Disaster: One man, with railroad carts and building in background, 1947 April 16
P.04.08.1 Texas City Disaster: Groups of people after explosion, 1947 April 16
P.04.09.1 Texas City Disaster: Two men with debris after explosion, 1947 April 16
P.04.10.1 Texas City Disaster: Men making repairs after explosion, 1947 April
P.04.11.1 Texas City Disaster: car after explosion, 1947 April 16
P.04.12.1 Texas City Disaster: Men carrying a dead body after explosion, 1947 April 16
P.04.15.1 Rescue workers watching firemen climb up ladder, undated
P.04.16.1 Smoky ship, undated
P.04.17.1 Boat explosion, undated
P.04.18.1 Rescue men putting boat fire out, undated
P.04.27.1 Firemen taking picture with two horses, undated
P.04.28.1 Firemen taking picture on top of building, 1927
P.04.29.1 Firemen putting out house fire, undated
P.04.60.3 Man fixing piece of a car, undated
P.04.73.1 (P1 and P2) Firemen listening to radio in Chief O'Conner's office, 1927
P.04.73.1 (P3) Central Station, undated
P.04.83.14 Explosions and field with airplane, 1916
P.20.01.235 Wrecked Fire Department car, 1954 January 13
P.20.01.236 Baton Rouge Ladder Truck #2, undated
P.20.01.237 Ladder truck behind wrecked car, 1952 October 9
P.20.01.238 Beckley, West Virginia ladder #2 truck, undated
P.20.01.239 AFD #1 truck, left side, undated
P.20.01.240 AFD #1 left and front, undated
P.20.01.241 Back of fire truck, American-LaFrance-Foamite Corp., undated
P.20.01.242 Engine with hood up; men testing pumper in port, 1926 June 26
P.20.01.243 Men in uniform sitting in AFD #1, undated
P.20.01.244 Beaumont Fire Department Electric and Mechanical truck under stoplight, 1932 October
P.20.01.245 Ladder truck, fully extended, undated
P.20.01.246 Two men standing on sides of fire truck, undated
P.20.01.247 Back of fire engine, American-LaFrance-Foamite Corp., undated
P.20.01.248 Roy Buck - wrecked Engine #3 truck by tree, undated
P.20.01.249 Wadesburg Fire Department truck, undated
P.20.01.250 Ten men in front of Beaumont Fire Department Combination #1, 1938
P.20.01.251 Back of fire engine, undated
P.20.01.252 Beaumont Fire Department Combination #1, undated
P.20.01.253 Pennsboro fire truck with pasted star and sequin, undated
P.20.01.254 Beaumont Fire Department combination 1 and 2 in front of Central Fire Station, undated
P.20.01.255 Memphis Fire Department light truck, 1960 March
P.20.01.256 Back of fire engine, American-LaFrance-Foamite Corp., undated
P.20.01.257 Man with hat standing on engine of American-LaFrance truck, 1956
P.20.01.258 Top of fire engine, undated
P.20.01.259 Top of fire engine, undated
P.20.01.260 Back left of Beaumont Fire Department combination 1 and 2, undated
P.20.01.261 Eolinboro Vol. Fire Department truck #3, undated
P.20.01.262 Back of fire engine, undated
P.20.01.263 Reeds port Fire Department #4, right side, undated
P.20.01.264 Weslaco Fire Department #4, left side, undated
P.20.01.265 AFD #1, right side, undated
P.20.01.266 Rochester Township Fire Department truck, undated
P.20.01.267 AFD #1 truck, undated
P.20.01.268 Back of fire engine, American-LaFrance-Foamite Corp., undated
P.20.01.269 Long ladder truck, American-LaFrance Foamite Corp., undated
P.20.01.270 Liberty Fire Department Hose and Truck #2, undated
P.20.01.271 Tyson Gilbert, driver of Light Truck, 1931
P.20.01.272 Back of snorkel truck, 1967 February 10
P.20.01.273 Gauges on fire truck, undated
P.20.01.274 Man climbing ladder to electrical pole, undated
P.20.01.275 Four men on pumper, undated
P.20.01.276 1500 gallon truck, front of engine, undated
P.20.01.277 Baby with hat, sitting on hood of fire engine, 1931
P.20.01.278 Chief Steven O'Conner sitting in Beaumont Fire Department car, 1910
P.20.01.279 Five men sitting, leaning, or standing on Beaumont Fire Department car, undated
P.20.01.280 Chief Steven O'Conner sitting in Beaumont Fire Department car, undated
P.20.01.281 Four men in front of a hose wagon engine, 1923
P.20.01.282 Front of fire engine on street, undated
P.20.01.283 Hoses hooked to engine and spraying over body of water, undated
P.20.01.316 American-LaFrance 500-600 rotary gear pump, undated
P.20.01.317 American-LaFrance 750 rotary gear pump, undated
P.20.01.318 American-LaFrance 750 gpm rotary gear pump, undated
P.20.01.319 American La France 1000 rotary gear pump, undated
P.20.01.320 1000 gpm high pressure rotary gear pump, undated
P.20.01.321 1000 gpm high pressure rotary gear pump, undated
P.20.01.322 750 gpm rotary gear pump, 1930
P.20.01.323 Ross relief valve, undated
P.20.01.324 American-LaFrance 750 rotary gear pump, undated
P.20.01.325 American-LaFrance 75 foot aerial truck, 140 foot H.P. motor, special pneumatic tires on rear of truck, undated
P.20.01.326 65 foot hydraulic eater tower, undated
P.20.01.327 65 foot spring raising water tower, 6 cylinder 1440m 4.P. motor, undated
P.20.01.328 Type 14-75 quadruple with removable hose, undated
P.20.01.329 Type 31 tractor with 65 foot automatic water tower, 105 H.P. 6 cylinder, undated
P.20.01.330 31 tractor with 65 foot automatic water tower, undated
P.20.01.331 Apparatus 28, received at Elmira [New York?], undated
P.20.01.332-P.20.01.333 Apparatus after rebuilding, undated
P.20.01.334 Ford chassis with 100 gallon water tank, undated
P.20.01.335 American-LaFrance fire truck, undated
P.20.01.336 Type 91 pump and hose car, undated
P.20.01.337 Type 75 pump and hose car with boaster tank-centrifugal pump, undated
P.20.01.338 Type 75 pump and hose car with boaster tank-centrifugal pump, 1930
P.20.01.339 Type 31 - 75 foot single bank aerial truck, undated
P.20.01.340 C2 chemical equipment on Ford - two 40-gallon soda and acid tanks, undated
P.20.01.341 Combination on Ford 1-40 gallon soda and acid tank, undated
P.20.01.342 T-31 - 67 foot aerial truck; 140 H.P. motor, undated
P.20.01.343 Type 314 cylinder 32 foot deluge truck, undated
P.20.01.344 65 foot hydraulic water tower, 3 section mast raised and fully extended, undated
P.20.01.345 T-31-6, 75 foot aerial truck, 140 H.P. motor, undated
P.20.01.346 Type 17 tractor with 65 foot hydraulic water tower, undated
P.20.01.347 Type 17 - 65 foot spring raising water tower, undated
P.20.01.348 Type 31-6 tractor, undated
P.20.01.349 Apparatus as received at Elmira [New York?], undated
P.20.01.350 C-3 chemical on Ford, 1930
P.20.01.351 Exhibit photos, undated
P.4.38.1 Pictures of Stephen Douglas O'Conner, bin #6, undated
P.4.38.2 Meeting attendance, 1932
P.4.38.3 Tyson Gilbert showing pictures, undated
P.4.38.4 Stephen Ebmer Hass, undated
P.4.38.5 Men and women, undated
P.4.38.6 In park across from Central Headquarters, Cochran of Houston Park, undated
P.4.39.1 Chief O'Conner with Dallas Fire Chief Rod Gamble, undated
P.4.39.2 Chief O'Conner, undated
P.4.39.4 Chief O'Conner and food drive, undated
P.4.39.5 Chief O'Conner with team, 1956
P.4.39.6 Central Fire Station at Christmas, 1930
P. Christmas lights, Central Station, 1930
P.4.39.7 Central Fire Station, 1927
P.4.39.8 Central headquarters, Shays, 1927
P.4.39.9 Lynn Gilbert, 1964
P.4.39.11 Labor convention, 1938
P.4.39.12 Combination trucks in front of control, 1939
P.4.39.13 1920s truck, 1952
P.4.39.14 Central Station 2, with Engines #21 and 22, with seven men around, 1931
P.4.39.15 Central Station with snow, 1931
P.4.39.16 A man working at Central Station, undated
P.4.39.17 Leblanc testers in front of engine, 1940
P.4.39.18 Postcard from Herman to Chief O'Conner, 1918
P.4.39.19 G. Rafferty with horses and fire wagon, 1909
P.4.39.20 Lynn Gilbert in engine at age 17 with a boy leaning on engine, 1916
P. No. 2 truck at fire camp in forest in California, 1945
P.4.39.21 Damage from Stedman yacht Danaldo explosion, undated
P. #7 new station photo, undated
P.4.39.22 Man standing by Houston, Texas engine, using hose, 1947
P.4.39.23 #7 new station photo, undated
P.4.39.24 S. D. O'Conner, about age 43, 1931
P. S. D. O'Conner, 1896
P. S. D. O'Conner, about age 8, 1896
P. S. D. O'Conner, about age 68, 1956
P. S. D. O'Conner, about age 68, 1956
P. S. D. O'Conner, about age 68, 1956
P. S. D. O'Conner, about age 68, 1956
P.4.39.25 Lynn Gilbert with another man, undated
P.4.39.26 Ladder truck 1 extended, with Chief O'Conner and five others, 1935
P.4.83.2 The first firefighters portrait, undated
P.4.83.3 Picture of plane and three men, undated
P.4.83.5 Picture of four men in front of tire sign, undated
P.4.83.6 Article and picture of Mr and Mrs. Giles, and Mr. and Mrs. Jones, undated
P.4.83.7 - P.4.83.8 Girl with bike, undated
P.4.83.9 Lynn Gilbert running a ditching machine, 1923
P.4.83.10 Oil field at Beaumont, undated
P.4.83.11 E. Bougoin on Florida fishing trip, 1918
P.4.83.12 View of Abilene, Texas, undated
P.4.83.13 Lynn Gilbert and family by car, 1918
P.4.86.1 Fire of oil tanks struck by lightning at Beaumont, undated
P.4.89.1 Postcard of the hotel view of hospital, 1890
P.4.91.1-4 Los Angeles, California: fire boats, undated
P.4.91.1 Training with life line and life net: climbing ladder, undated
P.4.91.2 Training with life line and life net: climbing out window, undated
P.4.91.3 Training with life line and life net: men with fire masks, undated
P.4.91.4 Training with life line and life net: Running with trampoline to catch falling people, undated
P.4.91.5 Training with life line and life net: tied coming down building, undated
P.4.91.6 Training with life line and life net, undated
P.4.91.7 Training with life line and life net: several men going up building on ladder, undated
P.4.91.8 Training with life line and life net: two men tied together, undated
P.4.91.9 Training with life line and life net: Man entering window from ladder, undated
P.4.91.10 Training with life line and life net: going up building on ladder, undated
P.4.91.11 Training with life line and life net: coming down building on ladder, undated
P.4.91.12 Training with life line and life net: Firemen or company men, undated
P.4.91.13 Training with life line and life net: starting up ladder, undated
P.4.91.14 Training with life line and life net: Man with hose, undated
P.4.91.15 Training with life line and life net: jumping from floor to trampoline, undated
P.4.91.16 Training with life line and life net: putting ladder in place, undated
P.4.92.1 Fire engine 7, undated
P.4.92.2 Man sweeping, undated
P.4.92.3 Men on fire engine truck, undated
P.4.92.4 Man suited up, pulling hose out, undated
P.4.92.5 Hart Berwick (two photos), undated
P.4.92.6 Ralph D Shelton, Engine 7, undated
P.4.93.1 Miscellaneous vehicles: Dennis flow pump, 1000 gpm, Perkins V8, undated
P.4.93.2 Miscellaneous vehicles: Utility van, undated
P.4.93.3 Miscellaneous vehicles: Dennis emergency tender breathing apparatus rod, undated
P.4.93.4 Miscellaneous vehicles: Divison control unit (bacv) communication/breathing, undated
P.4.93.5 Miscellaneous vehicles: Chemical incident unit, undated
P.4.93.6 Miscellaneous vehicles: Dennis pump, ERF pump, undated
P.4.93.7 Miscellaneous vehicles: Fire boat, fire tank, undated
P.4.93.8 Miscellaneous vehicles: Dennis foam tender, undated
P.4.93.9 Miscellaneous vehicles: Control unit based bhq communications equipment, undated
P.4.93.10 Miscellaneous vehicles: Ford 1980 series division control units, undated
P.4.94.1 Photos of fire scene - 54 photos, undated
P.4.94.2 Bull-Stewart equipment, undated
P.4.94.3 Photos of fire scene, undated
P.4.94.4 Smoke from fire scene, undated
P.4.94.5 Hole in wall, undated
P.4.94.6 Blowing machine, undated
P.4.94.7 Building, undated
P.4.94.8 Burned building, undated
P.4.94.9 Burned house on South Street, undated
P.4.94.10 2445 Pine Street, Beaumont, undated
P.4.94.11 Getting hose out of fire truck, undated
P.4.94.12 Carrying hose, undated
P.4.94.13 One of Beaumont fires, undated
P.4.95.1-7 Photos of car wreck, undated
P.4.96.1 Miscellaneous photos from Fire Prevention Week, 1960
P.4.96.2 Ross Dickey, Chief of Police, undated
P.4.96.3 Man in fire mask, undated
P.4.96.4 Men with pump in ground, undated
P.4.96.5 Los Angeles Fire Department patrol truck, undated
P.4.97.1 Training exercise photos - 66 pictures, 1960
P.4.97.2 "Help prevent fires, save lives", 1960
P.4.97.3 Truck ladder at fire, 1960
P.4.97.4 Standing at house, 1960
P.4.97.5 Pulling ladder, 1967
P.4.97.6 Man carrying hose on back, 1960
P.4.97.7 Piece of equipment, 1960
P.4.98.1 Parade photos: Future Homemakers of America, South Park Chapter, 1967
P.4.98.2 Parade photos: Car (Fire Prevention Week), 1967
P.2009-01 Snorkel no. and engine 1 at training ground, undated
P.2009-02 Beaumont Fire Department engine 1, hose extended, undated
P.2009-03 Seven men at retirement party, 1984
P.2009-04 Beaumont Fire Department ladder truck #1, 1984
P.2009-05 Beaumont Fire Department truck #6, 1955
P.2009-06 Engine #5, Central Station, 1923
P.2009-07 Hand drawn tub pumps, built in 1856
P.2009-08 Department of Public Safety ladder truck, undated
P.2009-09 Three men and dog on ladder truck, undated
P.2009-10 Firefighter baseball team, undated
P.2009-11 Four men in front of Beaumont Fire Department material truck, 1985
P.2009-12 Group at retirement party, 1973 June
P.2009-13 Station with light towers, 1955
P.2009-14 Portrait of chief with hat, undated
P.2009-15 Crowd watching hose carriage at museum, undated
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4 P.2009-16 Picture of pump in fire museum, undated
P.2009-17 Postcard of hose carriage at museum, undated
P.2009-18 Training at six story building, undated
P.2009-19 Snow angel and firemen, undated
P.2009-20 Portrait of chief in uniform, undated
P.2009-21 Fire station #11, with vehicle, undated
P.2009-22 Two men in front of engine, 1963
P.2009-23 Fire alarm office, four men, 1970
P.2009-24 Fire hydrant September 11th memorial, undated
P.2009-25 Portrait of a Chief West, undated
P.2009-26 Portrait of E. E. Taylor, undated
P.2009-27 Portrait of Earl Phillips, undated
P.2009-28 Postcard with writing on side, undated
P.2009-29 Maintenance room of Piggly Wiggly on Avenue A, 1969
P.2009-30 Beaumont Fire Department light truck, 1931-1939
P.2009-31 Flood at a fire station, undated
P.2009-32 Front shot of air tanks and machine, 1957
P.2009-33 Man standing on ladder, with another man standing next to it, 1949
P.2009-34 Group of eight men, 1970
P.2009-35 Picture of people by river, 1977
P.2009-36 Plywood and other material, 1960
P.2009-37 Fire prevention week, undated
P.2009-38 At bakers' - ladder truck being used to fix light, 1950s
P.2009-39 Portrait of Vice President Patrick Havaty, undated
P.2009-40 Three different views of engine at fire department shop, 1963
P.2009-41 Portrait of Ben Norman, undated
P.2009-42 Portrait of Dallas Renfrey, undated
P.2009-43 Portrait of Terry Mayfield, undated
P.2009-44 Man by engine, 1948
P.2009-45 Three men on ladder truck, undated
P.2009-46 Portrait of man looking outward in blue, undated
P.2009-47 Portrait of Roger Smithville, 1919
P.2009-48 Pipkin & Brulin softball team, 1935
P.2009-49 Lumberton #1 engine in garage, undated
P.2009-50 Firemen looking at big fire, undated
P.2009-51 Engine occupation (in/out), undated
P.2009-52 Pipkin & Brulin softball team, 1935
P.2009-53 Picture of Central Fire Station, undated
P.2009-54 Men on 3 trucks, undated
P.2009-55 Portrait of woman, Texas Fireman's Auxiliary, undated
P.2009-56 Photo of ladder truck with garage open, 1930s
P.2009-57 Damaged building, caved roof, 1944
P.2009-58 Short Beaumont Fire Department light truck at Central Station, undated
P.2009-59 Wilson B. Keene ship, ruined and sinking, undated
P.2009-60 Seabien ship by ruins, undated
P.2009-61 New London school explosion scene, 1937
P.2009-61.1 New London school explosion damage, 1937
P.2009-61.2 New London school before explosion, 1937
P.2009-61.3 New London school explosion, distant scene, 1937
P.2009-63 Building damage from fire, 1946
P.2009-64 Pluggie and cowboy, undated
P.2009-65 Jefferson County Volunteer Rescue, undated
P.2009-66 Beaumont Fire Department's first certified school, 1972
P.2009-66.1 Beaumont Fire Department's Basic Firemen School, 1971
P.2009-66.2 Lamar University Basic Firemen's Training School #2, 1973
P.2009-66.3 Beaumont Fire Department's basic firemen school, 1971
P.2009-66.4 Lamar University firemen's training school, class #25, 1988
P.2009-66.5 Lamar University firemen's training school class #7, 1975-1976
P.2009-66.6 Lamar University firemen's training school class #5, 1974
P.2009-66.7 Lamar University firemen's training school class #9, 1977
P.2009-66.8 Lamar University firemen's training school class #8, 1976
P.2009-66.9 Lamar University firemen's training school class #37, 1990
P.2009-66.10 Lamar University firemen's training school class #26, 1988
P.2009-66.11 Lamar University firemen's basic training school class #7, 1975-1976
P.2009-66.12 Lamar University basic firemen's basic training school class #13, 1973-1974
P.2009-66.13 Lamar University basic firemen's training school class #1, undated
P.2009-66.14 Lamar University basic firemen's training school class #6, 1975
P.2009-66.15 Lamar University basic firemen's training school class #8, 1976
P.2009-66.16 Lamar University basic firemen's training school class #6, 1975
P.2009-66.17 Lamar University basic firemen's training school class #3, 1973-1974
P.2009-67 Jefferson County Volunteer Rescue Corps communications bus, undated
P.2009-68 Texas City Disaster: smoke filled sky, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.1 Texas City Disaster: partial smoky area, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.2 Texas City Disaster: smoky area by water, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.3 Texas City Disaster: railroad site and cloudy area, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.4 Texas City Disaster: Pan American Refinery, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.5 Texas City Disaster: Monsanto facility, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.6 Texas City Disaster: Monsanto Chemical Company office, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.7 Texas City Disaster: metal, rocks, and debris, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.8 Texas City Disaster: smoke coming out of a barrel, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.9 Texas City Disaster: railroad site with debris, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.10 Texas City Disaster: house surrounded by smoke, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.11 Texas City Disaster: Monsanto Seatrain unloading facility, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.12 Texas City Disaster: Texas City fire truck, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.13 Texas City Disaster: Texas City fire truck under barge Longhorn, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.14 Texas City Disaster: Monsanto plant, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.15 Texas City Disaster: Seatrain super structure after the explosions, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.16 Texas City Disaster: railroad grain elevator
P.2009-68.17 Texas City Disaster: cars parked on the street under smoky sky, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.18 Texas City Disaster: railroad site workers and debris, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.19 Texas City Disaster: refinery site with smoke after the explosion, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.20 Texas City Disaster: Monsanto plant on fire, 1947 April 16
P.2009-68.21 Texas City Disaster: barge Longhorn after being blown from the water, 1947 April 16
P.2009-69 D. B. Clark, fishing, undated
P.2009-69.1 Atna Monroe named Beaumont Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshal, 1925
P.2009-70 Beaumont City Hall and Central Fire Station, 1908
P.2009-71 At Central Fire Station: Hoyt Porter, Neil Johnson, Pat Killebrew, Hart Berwick, 1967
P.2009-72 Communications, 1971
P.2009-73 Fire wagon dressed for parade, 1909
P.2009-74 #5 Fire Station, 1981
P.2009-74.1 Central Fire Station, 1981
P.2009-75 #7 Fire Station at McFaddin and First Streets, undated
P.2009-76 Beaumont Fire Department #9, undated
P.2009-76.1 Beaumont Fire Department #9, undated
P.2009-77 Central Fire Station horse carriage stop, 1909
P.2009-77.1 Central Fire Station horse carriage stop, 1909
P.2009-77.2 Central Fire Station horse carriage stop, 1909
P.2009-77.3 Central Fire Station horse carriage stop, 1909
P.2009-77.4 Central Fire Station horse carriage stop, 1909
P.2009-78 Light truck, Diamond-Reo cab, 1931
P.2009-80 Spindletop, 1964
P.2009-82 Beaumont training camp, photo taken by Ward Jaycox, undated
P.2009-83 Firemen fighting fire, undated
P.2009-84 Chief Shelton, undated
P.2009-85 Beaumont Fire Department, men in front of ladder, undated
P.2009-86 Richardson, undated
P.2009-87 Eastham, undated
P.2009-88 Chriswell, undated
P.2009-89 Chief O'Conner, undated
P.2009-90 Putting out fire at business next to Beaumont Paint Co., undated
P.2009-93 Photograph of firemen, undated
P.2009-93.1 Group photograph of firemen, undated
P.2009-94 Photograph of Christmas at the Fire Museum, 1987
P.2009-94.1 Copy of print showing Christmas decorations, 1987
P.2009-95 Photograph of man, undated
P.2009-96 Central Station firemen moving wagon, undated
P.2009-96.1 Photograph of fire truck valves, undated
P.2009-96.2 Photograph of fire truck valves, undated
P.2009-96.3 Photograph of truck engine 12, undated
P.2009-96.4 Photograph of inside of fire truck, undated
P.2009-96.5 Photograph of fire truck in front of Station 1, undated
P.2009-96.6 Fire truck in front of Station 1, undated
P.2009-97 Jack Moore, Earl Patterson, Mayor Councilman Rolfe Christopher, Captain Pat Hillebrew, 1967
P.2009-98 Chief O'Conner honored by Insurance Company of Beaumont, undated
P.2009-99 Men around record player, undated
P.2009-100 Chief O'Conner honors firemen of Beaumont Fire Department, undated
P.2009-101 Lady riding on Beaumont Fire Department truck in parade, undated
P.2009-102 Janis Griffith, Miss Flame 1963, circa 1963
P.2009-103 Firemen standing in front of fire ladder, undated
P.2009-105 Firemen in front of Fire Station 11, at Sabine Pass Avenue, undated
P.2009-106 E. E. Taylor, Georgetown past president, Fort Worth, 1894
P.2009-107 Photo of a house, 1927
P.2009-108 Photo of train station and train on railroad, 1904
P.2009-109 No. 9 Station, with man in fire truck leaving station, 1961
P.2009-110.1 Beaumont Fire Department staff climbing fire ladder, undated
P.2009-110.2 Photograph of man and woman, undated
P.2009-110.4 Man in carriage in front of Station 1, undated
P.2009-110.5 Rafferty McCallister, undated
P.2009-110.6 Fire drill, Beaumont splendid department, Southeast Texas Fair, 1969
P.2009-110.10 Beaumont Fire Department staff at City Hall, undated
P.2009-110.11 Beaumont Fire Department fire truck No. 9, undated
P.2009-110.12 Test on Fox pumper at Kyle Theatre, undated
P.2009-110.13 Central Fire Station cornerstone tablet, 1927
P.2009-110.14 Beaumont Fire Department staff by fire truck, undated
P.2009-110.15 Beaumont Fire Department staff in truck at station, undated
P.2009-110.16 Camp Travis Fire Department, 1918 September 14
P.2009-111 Johnnie Southwell: "City electrician fights fires and plots traffic regulations", undated
P.2009-111.1 Engineer proclamation, 1951
P.2009-111.2 Johnnie D. Southwell, undated
P.2009-111.3 Johnnie D. Southwell, undated
P.2009-111.4 Johnnie D. Southwell, undated
P.2009-111.7 Johnnie Southwell scrapbook, undated
P.2009-111.8 Johnnie Southwell memorial obituary, 1957
P.2009-111.9 Album prints of Johnnie Southwell, undated
P.2009-111.10 Article about Southwell's hospitalization, undated
P.2009-111.11 Article, "Southwell the seer," undated
P.2009-111.12 Article, "Southwell"
P.2009-111.13 Article, "Mason contractor fulfills hankering," undated
P.2009-111.15 Johnnie Southwell, with group of men, undated
P.2009-111.16 Article on Johnnie Southwell, 1951
P.2009-112.1 Little boy on horseback, undated
P.2009-112.2 Johnnie D. Southwell, undated
P.2009-112.3 "Johnnie D. Southwell, head of city safety, dies at 63", 1957 September
P.2009-112.4 Chief Shelton and others, undated
P.2009-114 Texas City Disaster: Monsanto plant explosion: dead placed at 550, many still missing, 1947 April 16
P.2009-114.1 Texas City Disaster: Building and cars of Monsanto plant workmen, 1947 April 16
P.2009-114.2 Texas City Disaster: Smoke from plant explosion, 1947 April 16
P.2009-114.3 Texas City Disaster: "As the fire dies out, Monsanto plant is mass of steel and ashes", 1947 April
P.2009-114.5 Texas City Disaster: Billowing smoke as seen from the Galveston causeway, 1947 April 16
P.2009-114.6 Texas City Disaster: Fire and smoke from U.S.S. Camp [S.S. Grand Camp?], 1947 April 16
P.2009-114.7 Texas City Disaster: Monsanto chemical plant after first explosion, 1947 April 16
P.2009-114.8 - P.2009-114.9 Texas City Disaster: Devastated residential areas of Texas City, 1947 April
P.2009-114.10 Texas City Disaster: Article on emergency at hose, 1947 April
P.2009-114.11 Texas City Disaster: Looking east from Texas City power plant, 1947 April
P.2009-114.12 Texas City Disaster: Demolished 1946 Buick, 1947 April
P.2009-114.13 Texas City Disaster: Framework of wrecked structure, 1947 April
P.2009-114.14 Texas City Disaster: Frame of a building burned during Texas City explosion, 1947 April
P.2009-114.15 Texas City Disaster: Metal and buildings left from explosion, 1947 April
P.2009-114.16 Texas City Disaster: Debris from explosion, 1947 April
P.2009-114.17 Texas City Disaster: Bodies in Central High School gymnasium the day after the blast, 1947 April 17
P.2009-114.18 Texas City Disaster: Smoke from plant explosion, 1947 April
P.2009-114.19 Texas City Disaster: Monsanto plant warehouse, 1947 April
P.2009-114.20 Texas City Disaster: Woman, man, and child in mourning, 1947 April
P.2009-114.21 Texas City Disaster: Workers still digging for bodies under piles of steel, 1947 April
P.2009-114.22 Texas City Disaster: Aftereffects of Texas City blast, 1947 April
P.2009-114.23 Texas City Disaster: Dead and injured arriving at John Sealy Hospital, 1947 April 16
P.2009-114.24 Texas City Disaster: At John Sealy Hospital, 1947 April
P.2009-114.25 Texas City Disaster: Article, "Texas City relief total $394,351", 1947
P.2009-114.26 Texas City Disaster: Article, "Texas City relief fund nearing $400,000 mark", 1947
P.2009-114.27 Texas City Disaster: Map showing location of key spots in disaster, undated
P.2009-114.28 Texas City Disaster: Car and twisted metal, 1947 April
P.2009-114.29 Texas City Disaster: McGan motor service garage, 1947 April
P.2009-114.30 Texas City Disaster: Men bring in bodies of the victims of the explosion, 1947 April
P.2009-114.31 Texas City Disaster: Article, "Smoke from Texas City explosion obscures sun over island", 1947 April
P.2009-114.32 Texas City Disaster: Article, "302 missing at Texas City", 1947 April
P.2009-114.33 Texas City Disaster: Docks after explosion, 1947 April
P.2009-114.34 Texas City Disaster: Ruins of a building in Texas City, 1947 April
P.2009-114.35 Texas City Disaster: Monsanto plant after second explosion, 1947 April 16
P.2009-114.36 Texas City Disaster: South view of Monsanto plant, 1947
P.2009-114.37 Texas City Disaster: "The dead and destruction", 1947 April
P.2009-114.38 Texas City Disaster: Ruins, 1947 April
P.2009-114.39 Texas City Disaster: Article, "Texas City disaster 20 years ago was 16 hour nightmare, bringing death to 561", 1967
P.2009-115 Hurricane damage, undated
P.2009-115.1 Hurricane damage / Red Cross center, undated
P.2009-115.2 Hurricane damage / water area, undated
P.2009-115.3 Hurricane damage / boat flipped, undated
P.2009-115.4 Hurricane damage / buildings destroyed, undated
P.2009-115.5 Hurricane damage / houses destroyed, undated
P.2009-115.6 Hurricane damage / boat in field, undated
P.2009-115.7 Hurricane damage / boat flipped, undated
P.2009-115.8 Hurricane damage / a lot of debris, undated
P.2009-115.9 Hurricane damage / boat flipped, undated
P.2009-115.10 Hurricane damage / boat on power line, undated
P.2009-115.11 Hurricane damage / debris, boat, and cars, undated
P.2009-115.12 Hurricane damage / boat in residential yard, undated
P.2009-115.13 Hurricane damage / houses destroyed, undated
P.2009-115.14 Hurricane damage / cars in water, undated
P.2009-115.15 Hurricane damage / business destroyed, undated
P.2009-115.16 Hurricane damage / damaged card, undated
P.2009-115.17 Hurricane damage / cars in water, undated
P.2009-115.18 Hurricane damage / boat on ground, undated
P.2009-115.19 Hurricane damage / workers boat, undated
P.2009-116 Multiple images of Beaumont Fire Department in 1960s/1970s
P.2009-117 Men looking up, undated
P.2009-117.1 Junior safety patrolmen, undated
P.2009-117.2 Group of men and women at table, undated
P.2009-117.3 Firemen extinguishing garage fire, undated
P.2009-117.4 Beaumont Fire Department United Way campaign, 1970
P.2009-117.5 Beaumont Fire Department Combination #1, undated
P.2009-117.6 Different photos of plays or movies, undated
P.2009-117.7 Chief Beaumont Engine 1, undated
P.2009-117.8 Firemen, undated
P.2009-117.9 Kenny Cropper, Bill Lloyd, and Elton Chargois, undated
P.2009-117.10 Kenny Cropper, Bill Lloyd, Elton Chargois, and Chief, undated
P.2009-117.11 Firemen entering smoky building, undated
P.2009-117.12 Parade for Beaumont National Safety Awards, 1937
P.2009-117.13 Flooded area in city, 1923
P.2009-117.14 Beaumont Police Department, 1940
P.2009-117.15 Southwell and group at festival, undated
P.2009-117.16 Train on fire, undated
P.2009-117.17 Firemen giving oxygen to men, undated
P.2009-117.18 Southwestern section of International Municipal Signal Association (I.M.S.A.) Annual Convention, 1954
P.2009-117.19 Parade for Texas Safety Award, undated
P.2009-117.20 Photograph of posters for different entertainment shows, undated
P.2009-117.21 Bleachers, undated
P.2009-117.22 Bleachers, undated
P.2009-117.23 Man on ladder at power line, undated
P.2009-117.24 Water spraying woods, undated
P.2009-117.25 Fire truck, undated
P.2009-117.26 Women and men sitting in a train exhibit, undated
P.2009-118 Chief Chriswell and group, 1970
P.2009-118.1 Chief Chriswell, 1973
P.2009-118.2 Chief Chriswell with two men, undated
P.2009-118.3 Chief Chriswell with man, undated
P.2009-118.4 Chief Chriswell and man, undated
P.2009-118.5 Chriswell and men, undated
P.2009-118.6 Chriswell at desk, undated
P.2009-118.7 Sandy Callihan, "Miss Flame," at Christmas, undated
P.2009-119 - P.2009-119.10 Possible retirement party, undated
P.2009-120 - P.2009-120.120.15 Ribbon cutting at Station 10, 1964
P.2009-121 - P.2009-121.21 Fire school, 1964
P.2009-122 Men at bank of water, 1964
P.2009-122.1 Putting out house fire, undated
P.2009-122.2 Putting out business fire, undated
P.2009-122.3 Fire school, undated
P.2009-124 Chief Shelton at ceremony, 1968
P.2009-124.1 - P.2009-124.2 Chief Shelton and another man, holding a frame, 1968
P.2009-124.3 Chief Shelton and Beaumont Fire Department gathering in kitchen, 1968
P.2009-125 Firemen extinguishing fire, 1970s
P.2009-125.1 Fireman with fire mask coming out of smoky cabin, 1970s
P.2009-125.2 Fireman on porch of burned fire camp cabin, 1970s
P.2009-125.3 Extinguishing paper fire, 1970s
P.2009-125.4 Instructor on fire ladder, 1970s
P.2009-126 Beaumont fire/rescue safety house, undated
P.2009-127 Tommy May with child at camp, undated
P.2009-128 Tommy Alexander, Gary Gudwin, Charlie Cox, Freddie Huff, Aaron Alexander, undated
P.2009-129 Linda Gaudiox and Chief Shelton, undated
P.2009-129.1 Joe Conaur, Rick Mathews, and Melanie Griffin, undated
P.2009-130 Firemen album prints, New Orleans, undated
P.2009-130.1 Fire engine, men talking, undated
P.2009-130.2 Fire engine, men looking at switches, undated
P.2009-130.3 Fire engine, men in front of station, undated
P.2009-130.4 Lynn H. Gilbert, undated
P.2009-130.5 Men kneeling, undated
P.2009-130.6 Lynn Gilbert and men, undated
P.2009-130.7 Men and officers in background, undated
P.2009-130.8 Men standing on dock and engine, undated
P.2009-131 Truck, undated
P.2009-132 Beaumont Fire Department Combination No. 2, undated
P.2009-133 Beaumont Fire Department Engine No. 9, undated
P.2009-133.1 Beaumont Fire Department Engine No. 9, undated
P.2009-134 Man on top of fire ladder, undated
P.2009-134.1 Man on building on training fire ladder, undated
P.2009-135 Light Co. 1 in front of station, undated
P.2009-136 Firemen on fire carriage, undated
P.2009-136.1 Firemen on fire engine in front of street, undated
P.2009-137 Man at desk in office, 1971
P.2009-137.1 Man, 1971
P.2009-137.2 Map graph, 1971
P.2009-137.3 Man adjusting radio, 1971
P.2009-137.4 Two men in control room, 1971
P.2009-137.5 Fire alarm telegraph station 13
P.2009-137.6 Communications (fire database), 1971
P.2009-137.7 Duplicate
P.2009-137.8 Controls, 1971
P.2009-137.9 Telephone, 1971
P.2009-137.10 Communication room, 1971
P.2009-137.11 Man operating communications room, 1971
P.2009-137.12 Duplicate of P.2009-137.6, 1971
P.2009-137.13 Communications equipment, 1971
P.2009-137.14 Fire department office, man at desk, 1971
P.2009-137.15 Bulletin board showing different schools, 1971
P.2009-137.16 Man in communications room, 1971
P.2009-137.17 Operating communications room, 1971
P.2009-137.18 Fire equipment, 1971
P.2009-137.19 Fire gauges, 1971
P.2009-137.20 Communications room, man opeating equipment, 1971
P.2009-137.21 Equipment, 1971
P.2009-137.22 Database, 1971
P.2009-137.23 Harry Rafferty, 1971
P.2009-137.24 Beaumont Fire Department historical museum article, 1971
Box Folder
5 P.20.01.352 Exhibit photos, 1920s
P.20.01.353 Pictures of fire truck, woman, and fire hydrant, 1991 July 12
P.20.01.354 Apparatus, undated
P.20.01.355 Fire Presentation - Central Mall display, 1991 October
P.20.01.356 Christmas decorations at fire station, 1991
P.20.01.357 People on tours, undated
P.20.01.358 Fire Prevention kick-off, 1992 October 3
P.20.01.359 Steamer, undated
P.20.01.360 Fire Safety Activity Center / Fire Safe House, undated
P.20.01.361 Neches River Festival / Museum Booth, 1993 April
P.20.01.362 Exhibit items, undated
P.20.01.363 Howe Tub Pumper, undated
P.20.01.364 4th of July Fireworks Safety Program, 1992 July 4
P.20.01.365 Rescue Day, 1993 May 25
P.20.01.366 1920s opening reception, undated
P.20.01.367 Association annual meeting, 1993 January
P.20.01.368 Exhibit Opening - "When Whistle Blows", 1991 August 12
P.20.01.369 Light truck, 1992
P.20.01.370 Exterior shots of Fire Museum, 1991-1992
Box Folder
6 P.90.57.3 #7 Fire Station at McFaddin and 1st Streets, 1909
P.90.57.5 #11 Fire Station at Sabine Pass Avenue, 1909
P.2009-62 Beaumont Fire Department in uniform, undated
P.2009-79 Fire Department headquarters, firemen on horse carriage, undated
P.2009-81 Central Station machine shop, undated
P.2009-92 Photograph of fireman holding hose in a window pane, undated
P.2009-104 Hal H. Hood, Fire Marshal of Dallas County, 76th president of Firemen's Pension Commission, Austin, 1968
P.2009-110 Beaumont Fire Department staff standing in front of fire ladder, undated
P.2009-110.3 Beaumont Fire Department staff and mascot, undated
P.2009-110.7 Beaumont Fire Department staff in front of Station 9, undated
P.2009-110.8 Beaumont Fire Department staff in front of Station 7, undated
P.2009-110.9 Beaumont Fire Department staff in front of Station 5, undated
P.2009-111.5 Johnnie D. Southwell, undated
P.2009-112 Little boy on horse back, undated
P.2009-113 Newspaper cartoons of firemen: "The life saver it happens every time," Red Chriswell, undated
P.2009-113.1 "Your address please, just a matter of form"
P.2009-113.2 "So you want to sell her to the fire department"
P.2009-113.4 "Are you sure we're on the right road"
P.2009-113.5 "Well, I'm as good as he is ain't I"
P.2009-113.6 "I'm an ex-fireman and I wasn't takeing any chance"
P.2009-113.7 "Would you repeat that I wasn't quite ready"
P.2009-113.8 "If you guys would exercise"
P.2009-113.9 "It never fails"
P.2009-113.10 "We're new here"
P.2009-113.11 "A man left her here"
"Well you don't own the dam thing"
7 Texas State Firemen's Association Presidents, 1st - 9th, 1876-1897
8 Texas State Firemen's Association Presidents, 10th - 27th, 1898-1917
9 Texas State Firemen's Association Presidents, 28th - 42nd, 1919-1933
10 Texas State Firemen's Association Presidents, 43rd - 57th, 1934-1949
11 Texas State Firemen's Association Presidents, 59th - 84th, 1951-1976


Call Logbooks

12 Volume 2, 1925 January 2 - 1932 September 20
13 Volume 3, 1932 September 21 - 1938 September 29
Volume 4, 1938 September 30 - 1943 June 18
14 Volume 5, 1943 June 19 - 1947 June 30
Volume 6, 1947 July 1 - 1953 August 31
15 Volume 7, 1953 September 1 - 1959 October 23
Volume 8, 1959 October 24 - 1964 February 18
16 Volume 9, 1964 February 18 - 1968 July 12
Volume 10, 1968 July 15 - 1972 January 31
17 Volume 11, 1972 February 1 - 1973 December 31


Accretion of 2013 February

This series hold photographs, newspaper clippings, instructional booklets, and other memorabilia pertaining to the Fire Deaprtment and the fire departments of other cities. It also contains convention booklets from the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas, along with a set of photographs and albums that belonged to Lynn Gilbert, master mechanic for the Beaumont Fire Department. His photo album includes photographs of Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and photographs of Ruth Elder (1902-1977), the first woman to attempt to fly across the Atlantic.
18 Photographs of Neches River Festivals, Drills, Miss Flame Contest, 1963-1967
19 Negatives of BFD Stations, Apparatus, and Personnel, 1909-1940
20 Cars and firemen, 1920s
21 Fire Scene Photos, 8 x 10, 1940-1960
22 Firefighting-related postcards
23 Photos of wheelbarrow races, cook offs, exhibits, parties
24 Original photos of firefighters; building fires; events
25 Old Beaumont fire photos, with historical buildings, and motor vehicle accidents
26 Photos of Texas A & M Annual School; Photos of building fires which occured in Texas
27 Large color photos of Fire Museum; Camera-Ready Negatives for Museum Brochure; Newspaper Articles
28 Photos of S.F.F.M.A. (State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas) Parade in Austin
29 Photos of Annual State Firemen's Association, 1920s; Annual Volunteer State Firemen's Association, 1920s-1930s
30 Photos of Annual State Firemen's Association of Texas, 1920s
31 Photos of S.F.F.M.A. Annual Convention
32 Photos of East Texas Firemen's Convention; International Association of Fire Chief's Annual Convention, 1920s-1940s
33-34 Rolled Photos of Various Conventions and Meetings (2 boxes)
35 Photos of Dallas Fire Department, 1920
36 Photos of Fire Museum in Grand Prairie, Texas
37 Photos of Festival in Pleasantville, N.Y.; Photos of funeral of unknown firefighter
38 Photos of Denton Fire Department, 1916
39 Photo album, including news articles on John D. Southwell, and photos of Southwell (1896-1957)
40 Photo album of Bill Griffith, Beaumont Fireman, 1932-1947
41 Family photo album of Ed E. Eastham, Former Fire Chief, 1910-1929
42 Exhibit framing of poem "Fireman's Song", written 1845
43 Lynn Gilbert Photo Album
44-46 Lynn Gilbert Historical Photos (3 boxes)
47 The Municipal Yearbook, 1940
48 Newspaper Articles
49 Automatic Fire Alarm Diagrams and Schematics
50 Box Alarm Cards
51 Lesson Plans, 1957-1985
52 Video: History of the Beaumont Fire Department, by KFDM
53 Firefighting Manuscripts, 1959-1972
54 Historical newspapers: Houston Press articles on Texas City Disaster, 1947 April 17; Beaumont Journal, 1940 January 22; Cincinnati Post on Beverly Hills Country Club, 1978 May 27
55 Books: "Drill Evolutions and First Aid Instructions," Fire College, City of Los Angeles, 1930; "Sublist," 1892-1894
56 Books: Firefighting (Structures and Aircraft) and Rescue Operations in Theaters of Operations. Department of the Army Technical Manual, TM 5-315, 1965 August. Apprentice Fire Protection Specialist, On-the-Job Trainig Package. Department of the Air Force, 1962 May. MCA Chem-Card Manual, 1965 August. Fire Service Training, by Ohio Trade and Industrial Education Service, 1972. Fire Protection Supervisor, On-the-Job Training Package. Department of the Air Force, 1962 October. LP-Gas Safety, by Pan-American Insurance Group, Houston, Texas, 1964. Proceedings of the 50th Fire Department Instructors Conference, 1978 March 21-24. Proceedings of the 51st Fire Department Instructors Conference, 1979 March 19-22. Fire Science.
57 T-Shirt with Firefighters' Autographs