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Kathleen Woodier Lutz Collection

Identifier: MS 114

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.

Physical Location

Vault: EE1

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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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)