Mary Bell Campbell was born in Brookston, Texas, on April 30, 1883. She attended Mary Connor College and the University of Texas. She also taught music and was the principal of Chicota School. She married J.B. Strong on December 21, 1911, and they had three children: Mary Irene, Mildred Campbell, and Dr. James Campbell Strong. The materials in this collection mainly relate to Mary Bell Campbell, although several scrapbooks belonged to her daughter, Mildred Campbell.
More information about Mary Bell Campbell can be found in the Campbell-Strong Family papers at The Texas Collection.