Gayle W. Hanson is a historian, genealogist, lecturer and researcher for Texas Historical and Ancestry Researchers (THR) in Arlington, Texas. The purpose is to encourage, educate, and promote the study, writing, and publishing of Texas, African, Hispanic and Native American history, as well as the development of teaching aids and educational programs for researchers, schools, and the general public.
Ms. Hanson has research experience in public and university libraries, archives, state and local repositories, and special collections. Her area of expertise is historical research (Slavery to World War II) and family history. Ms. Hanson is presently working on several historical projects: the WPA Federal Writers Project Ex-Slave Narratives of Tarrant County, the Early Negro Schools of Tarrant County and the Jeanes Supervisors of Texas.