Texas Woman's University, the Woman's Collection

Eunice Sullivan Gray

An Inventory to the Collection


Creator: Gray, Eunice Sullivan,1907-2002.
Title: Eunice Sullivan Gray Papers
Date: 1915-2002.
Abstract: Educator, journalist, community leader in Sanger, Texas. Graduate of the College of Industrial Arts, 1931; M.Ed. from Southern Methodist University, 1959. Personal correspondence ranges from childhood friends to prominent Democratic public figures as well as a series of letters between family members, 1892-1959. Records document her 15 year teaching career at Highland Park Junior High School; the column Gray wrote for the Sanger Courier; her work in helping found the Sanger Library, the Sanger Senior Center, and the Sanger Crisis Center/Bargain Depot; membership in the Democratic Party, Daughters of the American Revolution, Denton County Historical Commission, Wednesday Study Club (member of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs) and the First Baptist Church, Sanger. Local and family history records include research for her book "The Story of Sanger, " unpublished writings, genealogical information, and photographs of family and early Denton County. Papers of her husband, Paxton H. Gray, an independent oil producer, are also in the collection.
Location: Mss. 663
Size: 14 cubic feet.
Repository Texas Woman's University, the Woman's Collection

Biographical Note

Eunice Sullivan Gray was born in Texico, New Mexico. She was the youngest of three children. Mrs. Gray was raised primarily in Sanger, Texas where she attended grade school.

Her mother, Mamie Law Jones Sullivan, was a regular and substitute teacher in Sanger Public Schools beginning in 1918. She received her teacher’s certification through the Texas Normal Teaching College in Denton, Texas. Her mother's father, John Taliaferro Jones, was co-founder and senior editor of the Pilot Point Post Signal.

Mrs. Gray's father was Samuel Houston Sullivan, son of Jack R. Sullivan. Jack Sullivan was a pioneer rancher and businessman. He owned and maintained the Smokey Ridge Ranch while also becoming one of the founders of Denton County National Bank and a director of Farmers and Merchants Bank in Sanger.

Mrs. Gray received a B.S. degree in journalism from the College of Industrial Arts (now TWU) and a Master's degree in Education from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Her professional career was spent teaching and writing.

Eunice married Paxton H. Gray, an independent oil producer, on April 1, 1932 in Shreveport, Louisiana. After their marriage the couple lived in various locales, dependant upon Paxton's oil producing business. During this time Mrs. Gray taught in several different school districts including 15 years at Highland Park Junior High School in Dallas.

In 1969 the Gray's moved to Sanger. Mrs. Gray had two long running columns in the Sanger Courier during this time – "Sanger Library News" and "Now & Then." Mrs. Gray also wrote columns that detailed her extensive travels through Ireland and England. Mrs. Gray spent much time writing and compiling local histories, many of which appeared in the Sanger Courier. Her historical research and writing culminated in the publication of the book "The Story of Sanger."

Mrs. Gray was active in a number of organizations throughout her life. She was a staunch Democrat, and served as a member of the Texas Democratic Committee for two years. Mrs. Gray was also active in the American Red Cross, Huguenot Society, Denton County Historical Commission and Museum and was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Sanger.

Mrs. Gray was an organizing regent of the John B. Denton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as being a member of the Benjamin Lyon Chapter in Denton. She was also active in the Wednesday Study Club which is affiliated with both the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs and the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

Aside from club work, Mrs. Gray was an active volunteer throughout her life. She was integral in the establishment of the Sanger Public Library as well as the Sanger Crisis Center. Mrs. Gray also established the Bargain Depot in Sanger, which raised funds to support the Crisis Center. Mrs. Gray helped procure a building in Sanger, rent free, to house the Sullivan Senior Center, and spent many hours volunteering there.

Aside from public work and duties, Mrs. Gray was very involved with family. She kept in close contact with many relatives over the years and her correspondence with a few close relatives stretches over 60 years. Mrs. Gray kept many family mementos from both her side of the family and her husband’s family. Her ties with family were strengthened by her avid genealogical research that resulted in her discovering her family's Irish heritage. Her Irish background, as well as family ties to Colonial Williamsburg and the Huguenot's of Manakin were things she was very proud of throughout her life.

Eunice Sullivan Gray Family Genealogy

Maternal Grandparents: James Taliaferro Jones and Sarah Eunice Law

J. T. Jones b. June 15, 1845, Wilkinson Co., GA d. 1914 married Sarah Eunice Law, 1873

Children of J. T. Jones and Sarah Eunice Law:

1. Mamie Law Jones married Samuel Houston Sullivan, 1898 d. July 25, 1954

2. Leonora Ellen Jones (Nora) married Sidney Johnston Jones, 1892

3. Willie Jones (Nantie) married Herman C. Schultz

4. R. Taliaferro Jones Daughter = Nora Ellen

5. Victor C. Jones

Paternal Grandparents: Jack R. Sullivan and Nancy Jones

Children of Jack and Nancy Sullivan:

1. Mrs. Ella Batis

2. Mrs. Elizabeth Whitley b. June 26, 1863, Denton Co., TX

3. Mrs. S. A. Gotcher, Chicago, IL

4. Sam Sullivan b. September 16, 1876 d. February 29, 1959 married Mamie Law Jones, 1898

5. Ben F. Sullivan, Waco

6. Walter R. Sullivan, Fort Worth

Parents: Mamie Law Jones married Sam Houston Sullivan – 1898

Children of Mamie and Sam Sullivan:

1. Eunice Doushka Sullivan

2. Frances Marion (F. M.) Law Sullivan

3. Jack Sullivan

Brother: F. M. Law Sullivan married Faye Sullivan Their Children:

1. Virginia Ann Sullivan Palmer married James Leighton Palmer, June 19, 1954 children - Robert and Shelley Palmer

Brother: Jack T. Sullivan married Joan Sullivan Their children:

1. Jack H. Sullivan III, El Cajon, CA married, fathered 12 children

Paxton Gray Family (Husband)

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Porter Gray

Children of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Porter Gray

1. Paxton H. Gray

2. James F. Gray, Dallas daughter, Jeanne Gray

3. Mrs. Fred Upchurch (Alice), Austin daughter - Armour Upchurch

4. Mrs. Carney Wilson Mimms (Adella)

5. Reuben Gray, Dallas

Time Line

1907 Born August 26 in Texico, New Mexico.

1925 Graduated from Sanger High School, Texas.

1928 Attended College of Industrial Arts, Editor in Chief "Lass-o."

1928-1929 Teacher in Midway Public Schools, Texas.

1929-1930 Teacher in Gladewater Public Schools, Texas.

1931 B.S. Journalism, College of Industrial Arts (TWU).

1932 Married Paxton H. Gray, an independent oil producer, whom she met while she was teaching at Gladewater, Texas. Maintained home in University Park (Dallas) while he was in the oil business. They traveled extensively and spent time in other oil producing states.

1937 Worked at Los Angeles Times, California

1938 Worked at Long Beach News Signal, California

1943-1945 Teacher at Sanger High School, Texas.

1944-1945 Served on the Executive Committee Democratic Party of Texas Representing 22nd senatorial district

1945-1947 Director of Publicity, Dallas County Red Cross Editor of Red Cross News

1954-1969 Teacher at Highland Park Jr. High School, Dallas, Texas.

1959 Received M. Ed., Southern Methodist University Thesis "Adjustment Problems of Junior High Students"

1963 Enrolled as a Visiting Student at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

1969-70 The Gray's returned to Sanger to live. Eunice began writing a newspaper column for the Sanger Courier.

1970 Co-founded Sanger Public Library.

1972 Received "Outstanding Citizen of Sanger" Award.

1979 Paxton Gray died.

1985 Founded Sanger Senior Center.

1995 Founded Sanger Crisis Center and Bargain Depot. Attended C. S. Lewis Lectures at Oxford University, England.

1996 Her book, The Story of Sanger, is published.

2002 Died March 6 at Episcopal All Saints Hospital, Fort Worth.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Eunice Sullivan Gray collection documents the life of a writer, historian, teacher and prominent citizen of Sanger, TX. Collection materials consist of correspondence, published and unpublished writings, photographs, organizational materials, scrapbooks, biographical materials, awards and trophies, family and genealogical records and materials that relate to the history of the Sanger-Denton area.

The correspondence is separated into three different categories. Family correspondence refers to letters written between family members that were passed down to Eunice. This correspondence covers the time period of 1892-1959 and is geographically centered in the Denton-Sanger area. Mrs. Gray's personal and organizational correspondence encompasses her many interests, friendships and long-time relationships with family members.

Mrs. Gray was a writer all her life, many of her articles being published in the Sanger Courier. Published articles include her "Now and Then" series and "Library News" columns. Also published in the Sanger Courier were articles written about her travels to England and Ireland. Unpublished writings concern Mrs. Gray's many interests and are mostly of a historical nature. Among Mrs. Gray's writings are several folders containing notes, drafts and working copies of articles.

Family history was important to Mrs. Gray, as reflected in her collection of family records and photographs dating back to 1863. These records reflect the personal and financial standing of her pioneer parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles as they met the challenges of life in early Denton and Sanger. The genealogical records kept and maintained by Mrs. Gray record the lineage of several pioneer families in the North Texas area including the Sullivan, Batis, Gotcher and Whitley families.

Organizational materials and correspondence as well as the large number of awards and trophies in the collection are a reflection of Mrs. Gray's avid volunteerism. She was active in many established organizations, and founded several local institutions and groups. She was honored many times throughout her life for these activities.

Purely biographical information, such as passports, marriage certificate and driver's licenses are included. Materials from Mrs. Gray's school days range from grade school notebooks to college transcripts. Separate folders cover Mrs. Gray's many trips overseas.


Arrangement of the Collection

Series 1: Family Correspondence
Series 2: Personal Correspondence
Series 3: Organizational Correspondence
Series 4: Political Materials
Series 5: Writings
Series 6: Photographs
Series 7: Organizations
Series 8: Biographical
Series 9: Local Interest
Series 10: Travel
Series 11: Schooling
Series 12: Teaching
Series 13: Family Records
Series 14: Miscellaneous
Series 15: Scrapbooks and photo albums
Series 16: Trophies and plaques
Series 17: Awards, certificates and oversize
Series 18: Genealogical records
Series 19: Gray, Paxton
Series 20: Other Materials


Access to Collection:

Researchers may access the Eunice Sullivan Gray Papers Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Woman's Collection. The Woman's Collection is located on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey Library. All materials are viewed in the Catherine Merchant Reading Room, and photocopies are provided at the discretion of the Woman's Collection.

Publication and Copyright Statements:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Coordinator for Special Collections.

All responsibility for questions of copyright that may arise in copying, scanning, and use of material shall be assumed by the user.

Administrative Information


Eunice Sullivan Gray began her collection November 9, 1999 with the donation of scrapbook pages from her years at the College of Industrial Arts. After Mrs. Gray’s death, Judy Cole, a close friend and executrix of her estate donated her papers to the Woman's Collection at Texas Woman's University.

Encoded by:

Ranu Singhvi, 2007

Detailed Description of the Collection


Series 1: Family Correspondence

Box Folder
1 1 Allison, Mosecoline, Denton, TX, 1918 to Mamie Law Jones Sullivan, Sanger, TX.
Letters of a "talkative and gossipy" nature. Discuss fundraising efforts for War Bonds and a new church building.
2 "Arthur" to Nora and Sidney Jones, Albany, GA, 1918.
Postcards from the Jones' nephew who was stationed in Berlin.
3 Bulb, Clara L. Beauchamp, Columbia, MO, to Mamie Law Jones (Sullivan), Denton, TX 1892-1898.
Letters between girlhood friends.
4 Jones, J. T., Denton, TX, to Sidney and Nora Jones, Albany, GA, 1903.
A letter from Nora's father written on his "three score" birthday discussing the "first-class" colleges in Denton, prohibition, crops, cattle and family.
5 Jones, Mrs. J. T. (Mama), to Mamie Law Jones Sullivan, Sanger, TX, 1908-1922.
Letters from Mrs. Jones to her daughter discuss family, friends and a trip to see Helen Keller.
6 Jones, Nora (Mrs. Sidney J. Jones), Albany, GA, to Mrs. J. T. Jones (Mama), 1922.
Letters to her mother discussing family.
7 Jones, Nora (Mrs. Sidney J. Jones), Albany, GA, to Mamie Law Jones Sullivan, Texico, NM, 1908.
Postcard written to her sister asking if Willie (the other sister who also lives in Albany) had reached New Mexico safely.
7a Jones, Nora (Mrs. Sidney J. Jones), Chautauqua, NY, to Sidney J. Jones, Albany, GA, 1922.
An account of the first week of the General Federation of Women's Clubs biennial meeting including descriptions of a trip to Niagara Falls, the facilities at Chautauqua, speakers and programs.
7b Jones, Nora (Mrs. Sidney J. Jones), Chautauqua, NY, to Sidney J. Jones, Albany, GA, 1922.
An account of the second week of the General Federation of Women's Clubs biennial meeting including resolutions and voting, a speech by Count Llya Tolstoy and other programs and speeches.
8 Jones, Nora (Mrs. Sidney J. Jones), Denton, TX, to Willie Jones Schultz (Mrs. Herman C. Schultz), 1934.
Letter written to her sister while visiting family in Denton. Discusses a poetry reading by Edna St. Vincent Millay at College of Industrial Arts and describes Millay as "very temperamental."
9 (Schultz), Willie Jones (Mrs. Herman C. Schultz), OK, to Mamie Law Jones Sullivan, Denton, TX, 1911.
Postcard from a trip to Oklahoma.
10 Smoot, Mattie, Denton, TX, to Mrs. J. T. Jones, Albany, GA, 1920.
Letter written by a friend of Mrs. Jones while she was visiting her daughter Nora Jones in Georgia.
11 Sullivan (Gray), Eunice Doushka, Denton, TX , to Mamie Law Jones Sullivan and Samuel Houston Sullivan, Sanger. TX, 1925-1926.
Letters written to her parents from College of Industrial Arts. Discusses college activities and dorm life (Lowry Hall).
12 Sullivan, Jack T. to Mamie Law Jones Sullivan, Sanger, TX, 1924-1926.
Letters written to his mother from aboard the U.S.S. Sinclair discussing naval exercises and various ports of call.
13 (Sullivan), Mamie Law Jones, Sanger, TX, to "Aunt Willie", 1898.
Letter describing various parties attended and becoming a teacher. Discusses her fears of becoming an old maid (at 22), and talks about her "new sweetheart," Mr. Sam Sullivan, who she would latter marry.
14 Sullivan, Mamie Law Jones, Sanger, TX, to Willie Jones Schultz (Mrs. Herman C. Schultz or "Nantie"), Huntington Park, CA, 1932.
Letter discusses family and the death of Clara Beauchamp Bulb's husband in Missouri. mentions Eunice Sullivan (Gray) leaning to drive and planning for a family.
15 Sullivan, Mamie Law Jones, Chicago, IL, to Jack Sullivan, Texico, NM, 1909.
Letters to Mamie's young son written while she was traveling.
16 Sullivan, Mamie Law Jones, Denton, TX, to Sam Houston Sullivan, Texico, NM, 1910.
Postcards written to her husband while Mamie was visiting family in Denton.
17 Sullivan, Samuel Houston to Mamie Law Jones (Sullivan).
Notes written to his future wife asking her to go to church and to a party.
18 Various notes written to Mamie Law Jones Sullivan from friends. 1911-1959.
19 Sympathy Cards and condolences sent after the death of Samuel Houston Sullivan, 1959.
20 Notes written to Mamie Law Jones (Sullivan) asking her out to church and various other activities. 1893-1898.


Series 2: Personal Correspondence

2 Gray, Eunice Sullivan
Gray, Eunice Sullivan
A - miscellaneous
Albright, Jim - personal friend and professor of advertising at University of North Texas.
Alexander, Helen
Armstrong, Nel - Mayor of Sanger.
Ashley, Martha - Wife of Rueben Ashley.
B - miscellaneous
Batis, Robert and Julia
Bigelow, Maude - Daughter of Willie Gotcher, Samuel Sullivan's sister, cousin to Eunice Sullivan Gray.
Blagg-Huey, Mary Evelyn - Former president of Texas Woman's University.
C - miscellaneous
Cole, Judy - Close friend of Eunice Gray, former co-owner of the Sanger Courier and vice president of Sally Beauty, Inc.
Cooper, Vera Lou
2 D – miscellaneous
Dobie, J. Frank, 1957. Letter addressing the need for a repository for documentary material pertaining to Texas history.
E - miscellaneous
F - miscellaneous
Fischer, Aline (Mrs. F. W.)
G - miscellaneous
Gray, Frank - Brother of Reuben Porter Gray, uncle to Paxton Gray.
Gray, Paxton H - Husband of Eunice Gray.
H - miscellaneous
Hay, Jess - Democratic party fund raiser, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lomas and Nettleton Financial Corporation, Dallas.
Hollingsworth, Gen. James F. - Three star General and Sanger native.
Hopkins, Mabel - Daughter of the first Mayor of Sanger, William E. Partlow.
Hopkins, Mabel - Daughter of the first Mayor of Sanger, William E. Partlow.
J - miscellaneous
Jamison, Alonzo - Former state representative and Texas Woman's University Professor.
Jones, Leonora Ellen (Mrs. S. J. Jones) - Sister of Mamie Law Jones Sullivan, aunt to Eunice Gray.
3 K - miscellaneous
Kelly, Mary - Mother of Carmel Kelly Ormond.
L - miscellaneous
LeGear, Clyde and Ruth
Lighthouse for the Blind
McMurtry, Larry, 1986.
Brief letter thanking Mrs. Gray for a story idea but declining to use her suggestion.
M - miscellaneous
Mimms, Adella, - Mrs. Carney Wilson Mimms, sister of Paxton Gray.
Mimms, Mary - Married to C. W. Mimms III, son of Adella Mimms.
N - miscellaneous
O - miscellaneous
Ormond, Carmel Kelly - Exchange student from Ireland hosted by Eunice and Paxton in their home. The relationship between Carmel and Eunice was maintained by Eunice's frequent trips to Ireland and Carmel’s trips America.
Owsley, Lucy Ball - Wife of Alvin Owsley and a member of the Ball family (Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company).
P - miscellaneous
Palmer, Virginia - Daughter of Law Sullivan.
Pitzinger, Nadine
Powell, Irene Hayes - Letters regarding the Clovis-Crocket scholarship in Sanger.
P_______, Mary R.
R - miscellaneous
Rushmann, Bess and Mary
S - miscellaneous
Schultz, Willie J. (Mrs. Herman C. or "Nantie") - Sister to Mamie Law Jones Sullivan, aunt to Eunice Gray.
4 Schultz, Willie J. (Mrs. Herman C. or "Nantie") - Sister to Mamie Law Jones Sullivan, aunt to Eunice Gray.
Shepards, Jerri
Skulkey, J. Mae
Sullivan, Ben Dell
Sullivan, Jack T. – Brother of Paxton Gray.
Sullivan, Francis Marion Law – Brother of Paxton Gray.
T - miscellaneous
Tate, William M. - Former Southern Methodist University president.
U - miscellaneous
Upchurch, Alice - Letter describes a wedding rehearsal dinner given by Eunice and Paxton for Adella Gray at the Austin Country Club.
V - miscellaneous
Vaughn, Georgiana
W - miscellaneous
Waide, John B. – Son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Waide, pioneer ranching family of Bolivar.
War Department – Letter certifying that veteran status of Leroy Hammonds.
Wilkins, Marijohn – Sanger native and author of the song "One Day at a Time" and other country/gospel songs. Personal friend of Eunice Gray.
Williams, Frances A. – Close friend and long time correspondent with Eunice Gray.
Y - miscellaneous
________, Ian
________, Myrtle
________, Rose
________, Tom
Various letters with no names.
Box Folder
5 1 Notes and Cards
1 Announcements – Wedding, graduation, birth, etc.
2 Christmas Cards
3 Funeral Services and Sympathy Acknowledgements
4 Holiday, Birthday and Get Well Cards
5 Invitations
6 Notes from well wishes
7 & 8 Sympathy Cards – Cards sent after the death of Paxton Gray.
9 Thank You Cards


Series 3: Organizational Correspondence

Box Folder
6 1 American Red Cross, 1948.
Letter asking Eunice to serve as volunteer service representative.
2 Bicentennial Committees, 1975.
Letters concerning the Bicentennial celebrations of Sanger and Denton.
4 City of Sanger, 1976-2000.
5 Colonial Williamsburg.
Various solicitations.
6 Denton County Historical Museum.
Museum loan agreement and certificate of appointment.
7 Denton County Historical Survey, 1973.
8 Friends of the Jones Farm Newsletter, 1990.
9 Friends of the Library Newsletter, 1998-2000.
Newsletter about the Sanger library.
10 Genealogy Related
11 The Handbook of Texas, 1984.
Letter asking Eunice to prepare entries on Sanger and Bolivar for a revised edition of the handbook.
12 Highland Headlines, 1965-1990.
Highland Park ISD Newsletter.
13 Huguenot Society Newsletter.
14 Keeping up with the Jones, 1999.
Jones family newsletter.
15 Letters of reference and introduction for Paxton Gray, 1964-1968.
16 Marijohn Wilkins Fan Club
17 Miles Jesu.
Christian Missionary Organization.
18 Murray Smither.
Art dealer and consultant, letter regarding a painting by Virginia Betts.
19 Notes to Eunice as a teacher
20 Sanger Arts Council
21 Sanger Chamber of Commerce, 1997-2001.
22 Sanger ISD Newsletter, 1998-2000.
23 Sanger Veterans.
Letters concerning Sanger residents who are war veterans.
24 Social Security Check Stub.
25 Texas Sesquicentennial Commission, 1986.
Includes the official newsletter of the Sesquicentennial Commission "The Texas Dispatch."
26 Texas State Historical Commission, 1975-1986.
Letters relating to historical markers.
27 Texas State Library, 1977-1984.
28 Texas Women of Distinction.
Letter concerns inclusion of biographical material in "Texas Women of Distinction."
29 Texas Woman's University, 1999.
30 United States Department of State.
Certifications of vaccinations.
31 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 1972-1983.
Letters concerning donations to the university.
32 University of North Texas, 1990-1994.
Letters concern the donation of items belong to Eunice's mother’s to the university.
33 Wycliff Bible Translators


Series 4: Political Materials

7 Artifacts.
Texas State Democratic Convention delegate ribbon, 1944; Democratic State Convention Executive Committee Credential, 1946; Committee of Welcome for Harry Truman Credential, 1944; Postcard “Pull My Tail to See the Next President.”
Bill Clinton- “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow,” “LBJ for the USA,” and “Stevenson – No Phony.”
Bumper Stickers.
“Re-elect Ralph Yarborough,” “Clinton Yes – Gingrich No,” “Bill Clinton for President,” “Vote Democratic” and “Thank God for the Democrats.”
Carter Inaugural Invitation, 1977.
Clinton, Bill, 1994-1999.
Correspondence with President Bill Clinton.
Congressional Correspondence, 1973-1991.
Correspondence with Lloyd Bentson, Jim Wright, Ralph Yarborough, Dick Army, Dale Milford and Ray Roberts.
Democratic National Committee.
Correspondence, promotional materials and donation gifts.
Kennedy, John F.
Memorial Card.
Photographs and Prints.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton and Lyndon Johnson.
Political Correspondence, 1970-1999.
Texas Democrats, Denton County Democrats and Emily’s List.
Seay, Hon. Harry L., 1946.
Report to Democratic State Committee.
The Texas Democrat Newspaper, Volume 1, Issue 1, 1944.
Texas Portrait – A Salute to the Governor.
A booklet dedicated to Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe.


Series 5: Writings

8 The 90th Birthday party.
An account of Mrs. Gray's 90th birthday.
Aboard the Queen Elizabeth II, 1969.
An account of the transatlantic passage made by Mr. and Mrs. Gray en route to Ireland.
Abstract, A Comparison of the Adjustment problems of Two Groups of Jr. High Students, 1958.
Abstract of thesis written at Southern Methodist University for completion of M.Ed.
Birmingham, George A., Irish novelist and playwright.
Short biography.
Christmas letters, 1986-2001.
Letters written in December of each year, meant to keep family friends up to date on Mrs. Gray's life.
Christmas Long Ago at Sanger.
Childhood remembrances of Christmas in Sanger.
Cooper, Vera Lou LeGear, 1994.
A tribute to the faithfulness of Ms. Cooper.
Drafts and Notes.
Handwritten drafts of newspaper articles and stories, notes concerning daily activities and reminders, miscellaneous. (Four folders)
Doyle, W. S.
Short biography of William S. Doyle, Denton County pioneer.
Elsasser, Jacob Frederick and Elsasser House.
Short biography of the Elsasser family, including the history of ownership of the Elsasser house and information on changes and additions that have been made house. The Elsasser house has a state historical landmark and is located in Sanger.
Forester, Ed and Bess – Ranch House.
Forester biography and history of the Forester Ranch House, which now has a state historical landmark and is located seven miles west of Sanger.
9 Frontiers of Atomic Energy, 1958(?).
Short paper prophesizing the "far-reaching and wonderful effects of atomic energy in the future."
Funeral Services as planned by Mrs. Gray.
Explicit and detailed plans for Mrs. Gray's funeral, written by her.
Gone With the West, 1926.
A story about a car trip from Dallas to San Diego.
Gotcher Family.
Newspaper article about the Gotcher family of Sanger and notes on the Gotcher family connection to the Sullivan family of Sanger.
Gray, Eunice Sullivan.
Several different drafts of autobiographies and articles written about herself.
Hammonds-Sullivan Connection.
Articles dealing with the Hammonds and Sullivan families.
History of the Sanger Public Library, 1988.
Koons, J. W. "Lawyer Proves Title to Land."
A story about land rights in early Sanger.
Letters to the Editor, 1980-81.
Several letters, topics including the Sanger Improvement Club, trees in the city park, Santa Fe Depot, and Otis Jones.
Letters to family, 1964-1994.
Letters addressed to "Dear friends and relatives" relate the current events in Mrs. Grays life.
Photo copies and carbon copies of letters written to friends and family.
My Trip to Ireland, 1964.
Travel account.
My Trip to Ireland, 1981.
Travel account.
The Narcissus.
A paper on the narcissus daffodil, written for a Floriculture 232.
Newspaper Articles, 1939-1982.
Articles written by Mrs. Gray concerning local history, travel and other topics as they appeared in the Sanger Courier.
The Old Presbyterian Church.
. History of the Presbyterian church.
Pet Stories, 1943.
Fictional stories based on Mrs. Gray's pets. Includes "Candy's Trip to the Country," "Candy and Her Trapeze," and "The Little Red Fox."
Poetry, 1938-1999.
Two folders.
Quaker Town, Denton, 1989.
Short note about the part of Denton once known as Quaker Town.
Reminiscences of the First Baptist Church of Sanger.
The Rock Building in Sanger, 1985.
Essay on the building that stands at the corner of Bolivar and 2nd street in Sanger.
Sanger as We Found It on February 20, 1897.
. A descriptive account of early Sanger.
The Story of Sanger (Short Version).
Sullivan, J. R.
Various writing about Mrs. Gray's grandfather.
Sullivan, Mrs. Samuel.
Biography of Mrs. Gray's mother.
Synopsis of the Cahill Story.
Text of a presentation made by Mrs. Gray on Texas history.
10 Drafts and Notes.
Oversize drafts and notes
Travel Articles, 1955.
Sanger Courier August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8, 15, 1955.
Notebooks and Ledgers, 1940-1996.
Eleven notebooks containing personal and financial information.
11 Now and Then, 1988-1998.
Incomplete series of columns as they appeared in the Sanger Courier.
12 Now and Then 1998-2000 and Library News, 1974-1986.
Incomplete series of columns as they appeared in the Sanger Courier.


Series 6: Photographs

13 Batis Family
Birthday Parties. Various.
Birthday Party – 80th, 1987.
Birthday Party – 85th, 1992.
Birthday Party – 90th, 1997.
Bulb, Clara Beauchamp
Gotcher Family
14 Gray, Eunice Sullivan, 1927-2000.
Gray, Eunice Sullivan, 1927-2000.
Gray, Paxton H.
Various pictures of homes and gardens including the Frisco farm; University Park home at 3315 Westminster, Dallas; 5th St., Sanger.
Slides from Ireland.
Jones, J. T. and Sarah Eunice Law Jones, 1890.
Jones, Nora E., 1874-?
Includes photo of the Jones pecan plantation, Albany GA.
Jones, Victor C., 1906.
Photo taken in the drugstore owned by Victor in Waco, TX.
Little Miss Texas, 1968.
Photo of Mrs. Grey's prize winning terrier.
Oil Business, 1949-1965.
Photos of oil and gas drilling and production.
Ormond, Carmel Kelly, 1964.
Photos of dogs, cats and horses.
Sanger, 1890-2000.
Photos included:
Clear Creek, 1890.
Farmers and Merchants Bank, 1900.
Sanger Boy Scouts, 1923.
Sanger Boys Basketball
Sanger Downtown, 1896.
Sanger Public School, 1917.
Sanger School Class Picture, 1919.
Sanger W.O.W. members
T. H. Jones, 1919. Former Sanger mayor.
Warren, Ella 1923 – first "Outstanding Citizen" of Sanger.
14 School and Teaching.
Pictures of schools, teacher and students.
15 Schultz Jr., Herman C. Schultz.
Schultz, Willie Jones, 1982.
Sullivan, Ben F.
Photo taken inside Wilfong Drug Store, Sanger.
Sullivan, Jack R. and Nancy Jones Sullivan, 1880.
Sullivan, Jack, 1937.
Sullivan Jr., Jack.
Sullivan III, Jack and family, 1981.
Sullivan, Law, 1937-1972.
Sullivan, Mamie Law Jones, 1885-1940.
Sullivan, Sam, 1890-1934.
Travel, 1964-1984.
London, Rome, Ireland, Georgia, Willamsburg, San Antonio.


Series 7: Organizations

16 American Association of University Women
Bargain Depot.
Newspaper clippings and notes on services provided.
Bargain Depot, 1989.
Articles of Incorporation.
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Applicant's worksheet.
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Gray's application.
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Newspaper clippings.
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Organizing packet, John B. Denton chapter.
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Report on organization of John B. Denton chapter, including names of organizing members.
Daughters of the American Revolution.
DAR Bulletin.
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Denton County Historical Commission.
17 Denton County Historical Museum.
First Baptist Church – Sanger, 1983-2001.
Church programs and newsletters.
First Baptist Church – Sanger, 1982-1985.
History of the First Baptist Church, by Eunice Sullivan Gray. History of Women's Missionary Society of First Baptist Church.
First Baptist Church – Sanger, 1967-1987.
Newspaper clippings, 75th anniversary Observance, 1987 church directory, 1992 centennial anniversary directory, 1960(?) church directory, 1996 directory.
Great Books Program.
Historical Society of Denton County.
The Denton Review Spring and Fall 1989, Fall 1990.
The Huguenot Society.
(Items pertaining to the Texas branch of the Huguenot Society were removed and added to the library collection. These items can be located using the library catalog)
The National Defender, 1975.
The Red Cross News, Dec. 1945-July 1947.
The Red Cross.
Newspaper clippings.
Sachse Historical Society – Sanger.
18 Sanger Crisis Center, 1995.
Articles of incorporation.
Sanger Public Library, 1970-2000.
Contains news clippings, library newsletters and history of the newsletter.
Sanger Public Library, 1970-2000.
Contains financial statements and budgets.
Sanger Public Library, 1985.
Library charter agreement.
Sullivan Senior Center, 1985-1988.
Board meeting minutes, newspaper clippings.
Sullivan Senior Center, 1987-1995.
Listing of board of directors financial information, news clippings.
Texas Historical Commission, 1976-1988.
Applications made to the commission for the establishment of historical markers for William E. Partlow and the Razor-Graham house.
United States Daughters of 1812, 1953-1954.
Handbook of the John Cavet Chapter (Dallas), notice of admission to national membership and newsletters.
Wednesday Study Club, 1974-1995.
News clippings, newsletter, minutes of meetings.
Wednesday Study Club, 1999-2001.
Luncheon flyers.
Wednesday Study Club, 1988-1991.
Correspondence with General Federation of Women's Clubs.
Women's Army Auxiliary Core (WAAC), 1943.
"Welcome to Aberdeen Proving Ground" letter, photo of Lt. Hazel M. Staulick and a photo of Eunice and other women in uniform, enrolled record, correspondence with Veterans Administration, civil service board admittance card.


Series 8: Biographical

19 Autobiography.
Biographical File.
Copies of excerpts from Texas Women of Distinction, 1962; Who's Who of American Women, 1966; Who's Who of American Women, 2000; TWU Alumni Directory, 1998. Sanger Courier article "Eunice Sullivan Gray Dies at age 94."
Drivers License, 1970-1984.
Insurance and Retirement, 1989.
Teachers retirement system.
Items taken from wallet.
Business cards, membership cards, photos, addresses.
Marriage Certificate, 1932.
Resumes, health information.
Newspaper Clippings, 1930-1999.
Passports, 1955-1996.
Personal documents.
List of hospital and insurance policies as well as funeral arrangements and people to be notified of death and funeral plans.
Wedding Invitation, 1932.


Series 9: Local Interest - Denton, Sanger, Bolivar Communities

20 Bolivar, TX.
News clippings and history.
City of Sanger.
Sanger newsletter, map, postal information.
Forrester Ranch, 1999.
Forrester family genealogy, news clippings, historical marker information.
Historical Markers.
Elsasser, Partlow, and Presbyterian Church.
History of the Federated Clubs of Sanger, 1997.
Jone's Restaurant Flyer, 1893.
Advertisement for Thanksgiving dinner, the proceeds of which going to Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Lane Chapel CME Church History.
Sanger Area Historical Society, 2000.
Annual report.
Sanger Cemeteries, 1935.
Listing of graves in the OP and Tyson cemeteries.
Sanger Chamber of Commerce, 1970-2000.
Annual banquet programs.
Sanger Fire Department, 1974.
Miss Flame Banquet program.
Sanger History.
Sanger ISD.
Information concerning the Sanger ISD Wall of Fame and inductees Marijohn Wilkins and Roma King.
Sanger Mayors, 1975.
News clippings and biographical information about past mayors.
Sanger Postmaster, 1938-1945.
Letters authorizing John A. Nicholson to act as the Sanger Postmaster.
Sanger Bicentennial, 1975.
Programs and flyers from the Sanger bicentennial.
Sanger War Dead, 1979.
List of Sanger men who died in service.
Sullivan , John M.
Veterans Appreciation Day, 1979.
Program of events.


Series 10: Travel

21 England.
South America and Africa.


Series 11: Schooling

22 Abstracts of Theses: Masters' Degrees in the Graduate School Southern Methodist University, 1958.
The abstract of Mrs. Gray's thesis included.
First Grade Notebook, 1921
Lasso-O, 1927.
Mrs. Gray was editor in chief.
Freshman Journal, 1925.
Grade School Notebook and report cards, 1915-1919.
Graduation Announcement, 1931.
College of Industrial Arts.
Southern Methodist University Commencement Program, 1944.
Texas State College for Women and North Texas Teacher College transcripts, 1925-1928.


Series 12: Teaching

23 Arch H. McCulloch Middle School, 1995.
Book about the history of the school where Mrs. Gray taught.
Highland Park Junior High School PTA yearbooks, 1955-1969.
Mrs. Gray listed under teaching personnel.
Manual of Standard Usage, 1955.
Manual developed by Highland Park schools for use by junior and senior high school students.
Various teaching materials.


Series 13: Family Records

24 Gray, Eunice Sullivan, 1938.
Cancelled checks.
Household Expense Ledger, 1884-1885.
Jones, J. T., 1892.
Cancelled check.
Jones, J. T.
Deed to Pilot Point Cemetery.
Miscellaneous Receipts, 1924-1929.
Poems and Stories, 1892-?.
The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 1963.
Sullivan, C. C, 1884.
Official county paperwork signed by C. C. Sullivan, Denton County Constable.
Sullivan, C. S., 1863.
Confederate tax receipt.
Sullivan Insurance Policies.
Sullivan, Jack T., 1928-1929.
Bank deposit records.
Sullivan, Law, 1924-1926.
Bank records.
Sullivan, Mamie Law Jones, 1924.
Cancelled checks.
Sullivan, Mamie Law Jones, 1895.
Teachers book.
Sullivan, Mamie Law Jones, 1923.
Teacher's Permanent Certificate.
Sullivan, Samuel and Mamie, 1898.
Marriage Certificate.
Sullivan, Samuel.
Sullivan, Samuel, 1923.
International Order of Odd Fellows certificates.
Sullivan, Samuel, 1924.
Lease Contract.
Sullivan, Samuel, 1924-1929.
Loan certificates.
Sullivan, Samuel, 1926-1930.
City of Sanger tax receipts.
Sullivan, Samuel, 1925.
Utility receipts.


Series 14: Miscellaneous

25 Bass, Sam, 1936.
Newspaper clipping about Sam Bass with handwritten notes.
Embroidered bookmark given to Eunice Law Jones as a child and used throughout her life.
Business Card.
Mrs. Gray's business card, describing herself as "historian, retired teacher, columnist, author and poet laureate."
Class of 1945.
Flyer - "Story of Sanger" Book Signing, 1999.
"Little Miss Texas", 1964.
Bloodlines magazine features Mrs. Gray's purebred dog on the cover.
Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Letter of agreement between UNT and Mrs. Gray concerning the establishment of a memorial scholarship in her mother's name.
Name tags and Ribbons.
Sanger Courier. June 4, 1931; Sept. 20, 1958; Nov. 4, 1965.
Sanger Courier. Oct. 25, 1928.
"A Trip to New York", 1906.
A handwritten account of the trip from Albany, GA to New York City by Mrs. Gray's aunt. 50 handwritten pages.
Weight Watchers, 1972.
"A Woman Hung" Flyer, 1932.
Advertisement for Melson's Bakery.


Series 15: Scrapbooks and photo albums

26 Dark Blue Scrapbook.
Newspaper clippings and photos of the Sanger High School Vocational Home Economics Club. 1932-1934.
Wood Scrapbook.
Newspaper clippings about F.D. Roosevelt and Texas Democrats.
Truman/Roosevelt Political Ribbons.
Photos and itinerary from a trip to Mexico
Wedding announcement from Eunice Gray and Paxton H. Gray.
Brown Photo Album, 1982.
News clippings and lunch/dinner/dance invitations for Shannon Wilson - 1982 Debutante.
Gold Photo Album.
Photos from England and Ireland. A letter from Ireland and flyer from the Huguenot Society.
Brown Scrapbook.
News clippings and photos of oil fields and drilling. Announcements of deaths of Rueben Gray and James Gray. Clippings of debutante Jeanne Gray - daughter of James Gray. Photos and news clippings of family, grandparent and great-grandparents. Pioneer family photos.
Brown Recipe File.
White Guest Book.
Filled with the signatures of those attending Mrs. Gray's 80th and 90th birthday parties.
Yellow Photo Album.
Pictures, postcards and obituaries of Law Sullivan and family.
Large Black Scrapbook.
Photos of Eunice Gray and old furniture, pictures of a baby and a prize winning terrier. News clippings of Mrs. Gray's "Now and Then" and her "Citizen of the Year" award.
27 Scrapbook College of Industrial Arts, 1926-1931.
Loose pages of programs, news clippings, photographs and memorabilia of campus activities. (Mrs. Gray began her collection with the donation of the contents of these folders November 9, 1999.)
Scrapbook Pages.
Miscellaneous pages from scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings, letters and postcards.
28 White Scrapbook.
Pedigree chart – various paperwork related to
DAR ancestry. Photos from the 1800's of relatives.
"Memories of McMinnville, Tennessee."
Sullivan Historical Map.
Cattle Brads of Jack R. Sullivan – 1878.
Various photos and news clippings.
(no cover) Postcards and photos from European travel. Newspaper articles written by Mrs. Gray that chronicle her trip.
Official Centennial Scrapbook of Texas .
News clippings from the 1920's and 1930's about Texas history and landmarks.
Black Photo Album.
Old Photos, 1920's (?)


Series 16: Trophies and plaques

29 TFWC Outstanding Volunteer, 1984.
City of Sanger "in appreciation for your years of service to our community," 1998.
Make a Difference Award – Keep Sanger Beautiful Board, 2001.
Silver Service Award "for unparalleled contribution to Sanger", 1998.
Coming Home Queen Award, 1981.
Sanger Homecoming.
Outstanding Citizen of Sanger, 1972.


Series 17: Awards, certificates and oversize

30 Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, 1915.
Certificate for completion of a four year course of reading. Presented to Mrs. Sidney Johnston Jones.
College of Industrial Arts , 1931.
Bachelor of Science Degree. Awarded to Eunice D. Sullivan.
Story of Taliaferro Coat of Arms.
Taken from back of picture frame holding the coat of arms. Dated September, 1787.
Taliaferro Coat of Arms, 1962.
Signed Clara Ward.
Texas Historical Commission Citation for Distinguished Service –
In recognition of achievement of state for historical preservation.
DAR certificate, 1944.
American National Red Cross Award of Merit, 1946.
Friends of the Library Recognition, 1997.
DAR Certificate, Leonora Ellen Jones, 1911.


Series 18: Genealogical records

31 Christian Family
Davis Family
Gray Family
Hammonds Family
Hammons Family
Jones Family
Sullivan Family
Walton Family
Washburn Family
32 Christian Family
Clay Family
Cobb Family
Gray Family
Hammond Family
Jones Family
Montgomery Family
Parten Family
Sullivan Family
Walten Family


Series 19: Gray, Paxton.

33 Gray, Paxton.
Box contains Mr. Gray’s correspondence and personal materials related to his independent oil business. Photographs and postcards from World War II and materials relating to his Navy service are also included.


Series 20: Other Materials

15 cookbooks were removed and added to the cookbook collection of Texas Woman's University.
Daughters of the American Revolution Handbooks.
DAR handbooks pertaining to the state-wide association, as opposed to local chapters, were removed and added to the TWU library collection.