Skip to main content

Caroline Morrison Garrett 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.


  • 1941-1948


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 Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (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.


1.88 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials


Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Caroline Garrett in August, 2008

Offensive Language Statement

The UNC Greensboro University Libraries collects, preserves, and makes accessible unique and historical materials for learning and research. The nature of historical materials is such that some material may represent positions, norms, and values that are offensive and objectionable. These materials represent the opinions and actions of their creators. By providing access to these records in our reading room and through our digital collections, we recognize that archives and rare books can play a vital role in holding those creators accountable and in helping us learn from the past.

Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer Motszko, April, 2009.

Caroline Morrison Garrett Collection
Jennifer Motszko
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

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

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US