Regional Resources

Abernethy, Francis E., editor.  Tales from the Big Thicket.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1966.

 Asbury, Ray.  The South Park Story 1891-1971 and the Founding of Lamar University 1923-1941.  Fort Worth: Evans Press, 1972. 

Ashford, Gerald.  Spanish Texas Yesterday and Today.  Austin: Jenkins, 1971. 

Beaumont: A Guide to the City and Its Environs.  Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas, Federal Writers’ Project, American Guide Series.  Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1938.

Block, W.T.  Cotton Bales, Keelboats, and Sternwheelers: A History of the Sabine River and Trinity River Cotton Trades, 1837-1900.  Woodville, TX: Dogwood Press, 1996. 

________________ East Texas Mill Towns and Ghost Towns.  Lufkin, TX: Best of East Texas Publishers, 1994. 

________________ A History of Jefferson County, Texas, from Wilderness to Reconstruction. Nederland, TX: Nederland Publishing Company, 1980. 

Boatright, Mody, and William Owens.  Tales from the Derrick Floor: A People’s History of the Oil Industry.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1970.

Bolton, Herbert Eugene.  Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970. 

Bricker, Richard W.  Wooden Ships from Texas.  College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998. 

Clark, James A., and Michel Halbouty.  Spindletop.  New York: Random House, 1952.

Davis, William C.  The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf.  Austin and New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2005. 

De Soto Chronicles, The: The Expedition of Hernando de Soto in North American in 1539-1543. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1993.

Fairchild, Louis.  The Called It the War Effort: Oral Histories from WWII Orange, Texas.  2nd ed.  Denton: Texas State Historical Association, 2012. 

Fletcher, William A.  Rebel Private: Front and Rear: Memoirs of a Confederate Soldier.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1954; New York: Dutton, 1995. 

Fornell, Earl W.  The Galveston Era: The Texas Crescent on the Eve of Secession.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1961. 

Gammel, H.P.N.  Gammel’s Laws of Texas, 1822-1897.  Austin: Gammel Book Company, 1898. 

Gray, William Fairfax.  From Virginia to Texas, 1835: Diary of Col. William F. Gray.  Houston: Gray, Dillaye & Company, Printers (Fletcher Young Publishing Co.), 1965. 

Jackson, Jim Bob.  They Pointed Them East First.  Jim Bob Jackson, 2004. 

James, Marquis.  The Texaco Story: The First Fifty Years, 1902-1952.  New York: The Texas Company, 1953.

Landrey, Wanda A., and Laura C. O’Toole.  Betting, Booze, and Brothels.  Austin: Eakin Press, 2006. 

Lanza, Michael L.  Agrarianism and Reconstruction Politics: The Southern Homestead Act.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1990. 

Larson, Erik.  Isaac’s Storm.  New York: Crown Publishers, 1999.

Larson, Henrietta M., and Kenneth Wiggins Porter.  A History of the Humble Oil and Refining Company.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959.

Lewis, Theodore H., editor.  Spanish Expeditions in the Southern United States, 1528-1543:Narrative of the Expedition of Hernando de Soto by the Gentleman of Elvas.  New York: Barnes & Noble, 1907.

Linsley, Judith Walker, and Ellen Walker Rienstra.  Beaumont: A Chronicle of Promise. Woodland Hills, California, Windsor Publications, 1982, 2nd edition, 1987.

Linsley, Judith Walker, Ellen Walker Rienstra, and Jo Ann Stiles.  Giant Under the Hill: A History of the Spindletop Oil Discovery at Beaumont, Texas, in 1901.  Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2002. 

Maxwell, Robert S., and Robert D. Baker.  Sawdust Empire: The Texas Lumber Industry, 1830-1940.  College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983. 

McKinley, Fred B., and Greg Riley.  Black Gold to Bluegrass: From the Oilfields of Texas to Spindletop Farm of Kentucky.  Austin: Eakin Press, 2006.

Olmsted, Frederick Law.  A Journey Through Texas.  New York: Dix, Edwards & Company, 1857.

Partlow, Miriam.  Liberty, Liberty County, and the Atascosito District.  Austin: Pemberton Press, Jenkins Publishing Co., 1974. 

Port Arthur. Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas. American Guide Series.  Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1940.

Pratt, John Stricklin.  The Road to Spindletop: Economic Changes in Texas, 1875-1901.  Dallas: SMU Press, 1955.

Rienstra, Ellen Walker, and Jo Ann Stiles.  The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty.  Austin: University of Texas Press, Tower Imprint, 2016. 

Robertson, Robert J.  Fair Ways: How Six Black Golfers Won Civil Rights in Beaumont, Texas. College Station: A&M Press, 2005. 

________________ Her Majesty’s Texans: The English Immigrants in Reconstruction Texas. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998.

Seale, William.  Texas in Our Time.  Dallas: Hendrick-Long Publishing Company, 1972.

________________ Texas Riverman: The Life and Times of Captain Andrew Smyth.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1966. 

Sterling, Ross S., and Ed Kilman, eds.  Ross Sterling, Texan: A Memoir by the Founder of Humble Oil and Refining Company. Rev. Don Carleton.  Austin: Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2007. 

Storey, John W., and Mary L. Kelley, eds.  Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History.  Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2008. 

Stratton, Florence.  The Story of Beaumont.  Houston: Hercules Printing and Book Company, no date. 

Thrall, Homer S.  A Pictorial History of Texas, from the Earliest Visits of European Adventurers, to A.D. 1883.  St. Louis, MO: N.D. Thompson, 1883. 

Walker, John H., and Gwendolyn Wingate.  Beaumont: A Pictorial History.  Virginia Beach: Donning Publishing Company, 1983.

Warner, Charles A.  Texas Oil and Gas since 1543.  Houston: Gulf Publishing Company, 1939.

Weinbaum, Eleanor Perlstein.  Shalom, America: The Perlstein Success Story.  San Antonio: Naylor Company, 1969. 

Wiggins, Melanie. They Made Their Own Law: Stories of Bolivar Peninsula.  Houston: Rice University Press, 1990.   

________________ Torpedoes in the Gulf: Galveston and the U-Boats, 1942-1943.  College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2005.


Williams, Howard C., editor.  Gateway to Texas: The History of Orange and Orange County. Orange, TX: Heritage House of Orange County Association, 1980.

________________ Picturing Orange: A Pictorial History of Orange County. Orange, TX: Heritage House of Orange County Association, 2000.

Woodhead, Ben.  Beaumonter at Large.  Ben Woodhead, 1968.