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Animated Portrait - Mary Couts Burnett: home

Mary Comes to Life with the help of Deep Nostalgia™


Mary Couts Burnett was an elegant, cultured woman. She believed the best way to help people is to educate them. She donated her fortune to TCU in 1923. The university erected the library in her honor. Almost 100 years later, the library remains a staple of TCU Pride.

This painting of Mary Couts Burnett by
Emily Guthrie Smith hangs in the library
Burnett funded in 1925.