Katherine Lucylle Cope Fulmer

Katherine Lucylle Cope Fulmer was born in La Porte, Texas, in 1920. The daughter of Joe and Allene Cope, she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Texas, in 1937. She went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Baylor University in 1941 and her master's degree from the University of Houston in 1954. While a student at Baylor, she participated in activities including speech, drama, and radio productions. Lucylle married Herschel Barham Fulmer in 1942 in San Diego, California. They had two children, Kathie and Barham. When her husband returned from military service during World War II, the family lived in Baytown and then Nacogdoches. She taught speech, language arts, and social studies, for a total of 37 years in the Goose Creek Independent School District (Baytown, Texas) and the Nacogdoches Independent School District. Fulmer was an active member of First Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, for more than 47 years. She passed away in 2011.

The collection contains one scrapbook created by Fulmer during her time as a student at Baylor University from 1939-1941. While there are some loose photographs, most of the album consists of Baylor promotional materials, newspaper clippings, and event programs.

More information about Katherine Lucylle Cope Fulmer can be found in the BU Records: Fulmer (Katherine Lucylle Cope) at The Texas Collection.