Julia Kathryn Garrett was a teacher and local historian. She was born in Fort Worth on October 15, 1897. She graduated from Randolph Macon Women’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1920 and received a master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1924. She obtained a doctorate of philosophy in history there in 1934.
She taught for 45 years in the Fort Worth public schools and retired in 1966. She taught at Parker Jr. High School, Central High School and Arlington Heights High School. She wrote several books including Green Flag Over Texas and Fort Worth: A Frontier Triumph. She was a member of numerous professional and civic organizations including the Texas State Historical Association, Tarrant County Historical Society, National Education Association and the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth. She died on November 19, 1988.
The typescript was donated prior to 1991.
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The collection consists of two copies of the typescript for Fort Worth: A Frontier Triumph in three boxes. It was published in 1972 by Encino Press of Austin.
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