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Willie Gramling Scrapbook

Identifier: A-0300


  • Creation: 1909-1922

Language of Materials

The collection is in English

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Miss Gramling (1889-1986) was born in Alabama, attended Southern Methodist University and studied under Harold von Mickwitz, a reknown opera baritone, music instructor, and Dean of Fine Arts at SMU. She graduated with a degree in music as a pianist-teacher. She became a resident of Nacogdoches in 1911 and lived there for most of her life. The scrapbook reveals her active role in the Nacogdoches community as a music teacher and social activist for the musical and fine arts education of children through recitals and other civic presentations. In 1921, she moved to Jacksonville to teach piano at Alexander College, but moved to Nacogdoches several years later. She returned to school and graduated from Stephen F. Austin Teacher’s College in 1944. Miss Gramling was a charter member of the East Texas Historical Association, founded in 1964.


Newspaper clippings from the scrapbook.

'Music News' 13, no.2 (1921), p.27. GoogleBooks.

“Charter Members.”'East Texas Historical Journal' 2, no.1 (1964), Article 14. Online at:

"Old Photo of Miss Willie Gramling's Music Class at the Multicultural Festival in Historic Nacogdoches." Online at

"Commencement Program, May and August 1944," Box 2, Folder 41, UA69, Registrar's Office, East Texas Research Center, Stephen F. Austin State University.


0.20 Cubic Feet


This collection consists of a single scrapbook described in one folder and housed with other collections in a banker's box.

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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository