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Virginia Leddy Gambrell

Virginia Leddy Gambrell was and archivist and museum director. Born in Greenville, Texas, she attended the University of Texas, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree, and then enrolled in Southern Methodist University in 1934.

Ms. Gambrell was first paid employee of the Dallas Historical Society, holding the position as archivist until 1948, when she became the director of the Hall of State at Fair Park. She and her husband Herbert P. Gambrell wrote A Pictorial History of Texas (1960), which received the Summerfield G. Roberts Award for the best Texas book of the year.

Articles by this Author

Hall of State, Fall 1952 | Vol. 4, No. 1
A magnificent historical center portrays the heroic tale of the Lone Star State.