Beth Bryan Collection
by Glenda Stone
Beth Nannie Minatra Bryan was born July 13, 1910 in Barry, Navarro County, Texas. Mrs. Bryan received her B.S. and M.A. from East Texas State University. She taught public school for 44 years, including 31 years at Stephenville’s Central Elementary. While teaching at Central Mrs. Bryan kept documented photograph albums dating from 1944 through 1974. Included are photos of class groups, teachers, and school activities, giving a wonderful insight to elementary school life in Stephenville during this time. Mrs. Bryan died June 20, 1988 and was buried in the Miles Cemetery near San Angelo. The albums were donated to the Tarleton State University Dick Smith Library in her memory by her niece Marilyn Barnes.