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Caroline Morrison Garrett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0426

Scope and Contents

The collection includes materials created and/or used by Caroline Morrison during her time serving as a dietetic student at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and as a dietitian in the Army Medical Corps from 1944 through 1947.

The collection contains correspondence, educational materials, military records, newspaper clippings, photographs, pins and patches, publications, scrapbooks and an oral history transcript.

Dates

  • 1941-1948

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical Note

Caroline Morrison Garrett was born September 10, 1921 at Danbury, Connecticut. She attended the North Carolina College for Women (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1941-1944. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics.

After graduation, she participated in the dietetic internship program at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C., from September 1, 1944 through August 31, 1945. Upon completion of the year at Walter Reed, Garrett received the rank of 2nd lieutenant with the United States Army Medical Corp and her first assignment at Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas. She remained there only through the month of October, 1945, when she was reassigned to Battey General Hospital in Rome, Georgia. At the end of November, 1945, Garrett was again reassigned; this time to Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She served there until June 30, 1946, when she was transferred to William Beaumont General Hospital, Fort Bliss, in El Paso, Texas. She remained at William Beaumont until August 1947. At the time of her discharge, Garrett held the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

Extent

1.88 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Caroline Morrison Garrett (b. 1921) of Bethel, Connecticut, served as a dietitian in the Army Medical Corps from 1944 to 1947.

The collection contains correspondence, educational materials, military records, newspaper clippings, photographs, pins and patches, publications, scrapbooks and an oral history transcript from a 2008 oral history interview.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of document and then chronologically within each type.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Caroline Garrett in August, 2008

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer Motszko, April, 2009.
Title
Caroline Morrison Garrett Collection
Author
Jennifer Motszko
Date
04/20/2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246