Beatrice F. Schulz Papers


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Beatrice F. Schulz Papers


  • 1926-1999 (Creation)


4.00 Linear Feet

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Biographical history

Beatrice F. Schulz was in the first class to graduate from the Barnes Hospital School for Physical Therapy Technicians in 1942. Before her switch to physical therapy, she was an occupational therapist who graduated from the St. Louis College of Occupational Therapy in 1934. With the P.T. faculty and staff called to active duty in World War II, she became technical director and chief physical therapist the day after she graduated from the Barnes Hospital program.

Schulz remained technical director when the Barnes School's certificate program was replaced by Washington University's baccalaureate course in Physical Therapy in 1948. That year, she also joined the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine where she had enormous influence with physical therapy students for the next 30 years. Schulz served as director of the Physical Therapy department from 1955 until her retirement in June 1977.

Scope and content

A collection relating to Beatrice Schulz’s schooling, career, her work as a consultant in Pakistan in 1967, and “historical material” on the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine.  Photographs of former medical directors and program administrators, various group portraits from organizations to which Schulz belonged have been placed in the visual collection.  Various certificates have been retained with the collection.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

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Preferred Citation:

Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

The items in this collection were a transfer from the Program in Physical Therapy, Susan Deusinger. (2005-046: FC150 (Beatrice F. Schulz collection).

Immediate source of acquisition

Transfer, Program in Physical Therapy, Susan Deusinger, 26 May 2005. (2005-046: FC150 (Beatrice F. Schulz collection).

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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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