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Gayla Johnson Mize Collection

Identifier: A-0291

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper clippings, letters and other correspondence,  business proposals, committee meeting minutes, brochures, maps, and photographs.  Also included in the collection are a historic Bible from 1947, a community service award,  an unused baby book, and photographs of former sheriff A.J. Spradley.


  • Creation: 1920-2006

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Gayla Johnson was born February 13, 1941 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She graduated from Nacogdoches High School and then Massey Business College. On August 18, 1973 she married Ray Mize. In 2000 she received an Outstanding Community Service Award from the American Association of University Women. Gayla Mize was responsible for the dedication and beatification of the Nacogdoches Plaza Principal on the Downton Square. She was an active member in several clubs including the Flora Gardens Club and Historic Nacogdoches, Inc. Gayla and Ray had two children, Lisa and Jimmy. Gayla passed away February 24, 2009.


2.00 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in two parts: twenty-two folders housed in one banker's box and as five items housed in a clamshell box.

Guide to the Gayla Johnson Mize Collection
Allison Grimes
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository