Kathleen Woodier Lutz Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection includes a Harris School of Nursing cape and nurse’s cap worn by Kathleen Woodier Lutz when she attended the school and worked at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth from 1942 until 1944. Upon her graduation she received a Bible from the Women’s Auxiliary of the Harris Memorial Methodist Hospital. Also included are two photographs of Kathleen Woodier Lutz, one as a student and one post-graduation, in her nurse’s uniform, and a certificate of registration from the Board of Examiners for the State of Texas.
- Creation: 1942-1944, 1980
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has been transferred to Texas Christian University.
Biographical / Historical
Kathleen Woodier Lutz was born in Harvey, Illinois in 1921. She and her family later moved to Vernon, Texas. Lutz graduated from the Harris School of Nursing in Fort Worth in 1943. While attending the school she married her high school sweetheart in secret, as student nurses were not allowed to have spouses at that time. She worked at Harris Hospital until she and her husband moved to Bremerton, Washington in 1944. She continued nursing until 1951 when her twin sons were born. Although her primary occupation was homemaker, she maintained her nursing license until 1980.
The Harris School of Nursing was founded in 1912 by a local surgeon, Dr. Charles Harris. In 1946 it became part of Texas Christian University as the Harris College of Nursing
1.5 Linear feet
Language of Materials
All items are arranged and stored together in one large oversize box.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Charles Lutz, son of Kathleen Woodier Lutz.
- Guide to the Kathleen Woodier Lutz Collection
- Compiled by Mary Saffell
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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