The Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library's local history collection concentrates on Nederland and the Jefferson County area and is located in the Archive Room. The library does not collect genealogical material, except for a few titles of general interest and items that tie into the Archive Collection.

Digital Collections include the following which can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate image below:

  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps that cover Beaumont, Nederland, Port Neches, and Port Arthur
  • MidCounty Chronicle from April 1932 - 2001
  • MidCounty Review from June 1949 - September 1966
  • Peoples Press for 1929 (only known issues - now available online)
  • Pilot (Nederland High School annual) from 1927 to the present
  • Announcer (Nederland High School newspaper)

City Directories
Nederland does not have a City Directory. It is included in the directories for Port Arthur and Beaumont. The library owns the following editions:

  • Port Arthur -- 1925, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1951-1953, 1956-1961, 1964, 1968-1969, 1971, 1972, 1975-1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989-1991, 1993-1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006
  • Beaumont -- 1974, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1994
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