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Gayle Hanson Papers

Identifier: W-0074

Scope and Contents

The Gayle Hanson Papers consist of a Lake Como presentation CD, a printout of the “We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” presentation, and several newspaper issues of La Vida News: The Black Voice, The Shorthorn, and The Dallas Examiner. Subsequent accretions to the collection include funeral programs and obituaries, A-B; C-D; E-G and H-I; S, T-V, and W; various surnames; The Black Voice (three issues); obituaries from Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Harry McDonald genealogy research; Prince Hall Freemason information; God's Trombones program from Jubilee Theatre; a Ringling Brothers Circus program; more varied funeral programs; an Architectural model of I.M. Terrel High School; and additional funeral programs and genealogical periodicals.

Some of the funeral programs have been digitized. See Gayle Hanson Papers in the African American Funeral Programs collection


  • Creation: 2014 - 2015

Biographical / Historical

Gayle W. Hanson is an author, historian, genealogist, lecturer and researcher for Texas Historical and Ancestry Researchers (THR) in Arlington, Texas. Her area of expertise includes historical research (Slavery to World War II), family history, and Texas, African, Hispanic and Native American history. She also has interests in the development of teaching aids and educational programs for researchers, schools, and the general public.

Sources: Hanson, Gayle W., Accessed March 24, 2015.


4.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Gayle Hanson Papers were donated to the Fort Worth Library by Gayle Hanson on July 31, 2014. Accretions were made in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2020.

Gayle Hanson Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth History Center Repository

500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102