Special Collections and Lamar University Archive

  • Senator Lyndon B. Johnson shown with Lamar's president, F.L. McDonald in 1959.

    Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, shown with Lamar's president, F.L. McDonald, gives the crowd a Texas size greeting during a visit to Lamar in 1959.

  • Beaumont YMCA Basketball Team

    Beaumont YMCA Basketball Team. They were National League Champions in the YMCA Basketball League.

  • President Gray's Office in the early 1940s

    President John Gray's office in the early 1940s.

  • Standifer leaving for college, Stepember 1932

    James "Tiny" Standifer leaving for college, September 1932. Standifer was a coach at Lamar in the early 1940s.

  • Bonnie Combs, LUs drum major 1935-1936

    Bonnie Combs, Lamar's drum major during the 1935-1936 football season.

  • A solar screen installed during the First Security National Bank construction in downtown Beaumont 1963.

    A solar screen installed during the First Security National Bank construction in downtown Beaumont 1963. Pictured are L.W. Pitts, building architect; John Gray, bank president; Herring Coe, Lamar alumnus and sculptor of the screen and many other works; Douglas E. Steinman, building engineer.

Featured Collections

Larry Jene Fisher

Larry Jene Fisher Collection

Larry Jene Fisher was born on June 18, 1902 near Wichita Falls, Texas.  Fisher was truly a Renaissance man as he was an aviator, musician, photographer, playwright and filmmaker. He played a key role in the first movement to preserve the Big Thicket as a national park by photographing Big Thicket flora and fauna.


Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Collection

Mildred Ella Didrikson was born on June 26, 1914 in Port Arthur, Texas. The United States Sports Academy's Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award is given to "an individual who demonstrates courageous action in overcoming adversity to excel in sport." Nothing could better describe the life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

University Press

University Press Newspaper Collection

Lamar's school newspapers, dating from 1933-2005, are now digitized and available here!

Portal to Texas History

Portal to Texas History

Check us out on the Portal to Texas History.