Gayla Johnson Mize Collection, 1920-2006 | East Texas Research Center

By Allison Grimes

Collection Overview

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ID: A/291

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

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.

Box and Folder Listing

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Abstract and Land Deed: Henry & George Perkins to J.M. Collins, 1920
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Walmart Supercenter Rezoning Petition, 1992
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Texas House of Representatives’ Recognition of Milam Lodge No. 2, 1995
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Plaza Principal Planning, Construction, and Donation Notes, 1997-1998
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Acosta-Taylor Home Restoration Proposal, 2000
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Department of the Interior Grant Agreement 2001-2003
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Correspondence, 1992, 2001-2006
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Nacogdoches Azalea Trail and Flora Gardens Club 2001-2006
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Oil and Gas Land Lease Agreement, Charles Mize and Texas Railroad Commission, 2002
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Durst-Taylor House Request for Architectural Services, 2002
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Durst- Taylor House Advisory Committee Minutes, Member Lists, and Memos, 2002-2003
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Durst-Taylor House Gardening Information, 2003
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“A Hydrologic Evaluation of Raguet Reserve Subdivision” by Dr. Wesley James, May 6, 2005
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Nacogdoches Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Meeting Minutes, 2006
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Miscellaneous Maps of Nacogdoches
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Brochures and Visitor’s Maps of Nacogdoches
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Miscellaneous Documents
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Miscellaneous Photos
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Plaza Principal Construction Photos, 1997
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Plaza Principal Grand Opening Photos, April 1997
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Newspaper Clippings
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Newspapers from 1909, 1938, 1974
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Rock of Ages Bible, 1947
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Baby Book with Local Business Advertisements, 1950s
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Award to Gayla Mize for Outstanding Community Service in the Historical Renovation of Downtown Nacogdoches, 2001
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Mounted Photograph of Local Historic Gun Exhibit
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Mounted Photo of Superior Officer A.J. Spradley and his Blood Hound

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