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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

CAROLINE MORRISON GARRETT PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

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


COLLECTION SUMMARY

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

For a complete list of contents for this collection, visit:
http://libapps.uncg.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=308&q=garrett


BIOGRAPHY

Caroline Morrison Garrett was born 10 September 1921 and raised in Bethel, Connecticut. She attended the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1941 to 1944. After graduating with a bachelor of science in Home Economics, she completed a yearlong dietetic internship and apprenticeship at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C.

In September 1945, Garrett was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the U.S. Army Medical Corps and sent to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, for basic training. She was stationed briefly at Battey General Hospital in Rome, Georgia, in November 1945. She was then reassigned to Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where she primarily worked as the dietitian for the paraplegic ward through June 1946. She was then stationed at William Beaumont General Hospital in El Paso, Texas, until her discharge in August 1947, although she spent much of it on sick call from hepatitis.

Following her discharge, Garrett served as the nutritionist for families on the Floating Hospital of St. John’s Guild in New York, followed by two years as a personal assistant to a multiple sclerosis patient in Philadelphia. She also worked for two years on the private patient staff at New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center before returning to Connecticut to work as a home representative for Connecticut Light & Power. In 1958 she married Eliot Garrett, and they lived in Pittsburg and Salt Lake City before settling in Cupertino, California.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Caroline Morrison on duty at Biggs Field, Texas, 1947
Item # WV0426.6.020
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Army Nurse Corps unit at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1945
Item # WV0426.6.023
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Army Nurse Corps unit at graduation, 1945
Item # WV0426.6.024
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Dietitian interns at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1945
Item # WV0426.6.025
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Caroline Morrison and Marie Lanou, 1945
Item # WV0426.6.022
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Portrait of Caroline Morrison Garrett, 1946
Item # WV0426.6.001
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Caroline Morrison Garrett, 1946
Item # WV0426.6.002
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
"Paraplegic Santa "at Kennedy General Hospital, 1945
Item # WV0426.6.003
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
A table set for Christmas dinner, 1945
Item # WV0426.6.004
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Patients of Ward 2B enjoy a Christmas dinner, 1945
Item # WV0426.6.005
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Student dietitians at Walter Reed General Hospital, 1944
Item # WV0426.6.006
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Caroline Morrison and mess hall crew at Biggs Field, Texas, 1946
Item # WV0426.6.026
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Caroline Morrison and Fran Taylor in New Orleans, 1946
Item # WV0426.6.019
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Army dietitians in El Paso, 1947
Item # WV0426.6.021
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Carol and Hazel Morrison, 1945
Item # Wv0426.6.013
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Caroline Morrison in Memphis, Tennesse, 1946
Item # WV0426.6.014
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Peg Ward at Kennedy General Hospital, 1945
Item # WV0426.6.015
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Caroline Morrison and Peg Ward in Austin, Texas, 1946
Item # WV0426.6.016
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Captain Smith at Kennedy General Hospital, 1946
Item # WV0426.6.017
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Marie Lanou and Russian soldier, 1946
Item # WV0426.6.018
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Student dietitians at Walter Reed General Hospital, 1944
Item # WV0426.6.007
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Marie Lanou and Eileen Welch at Walter Reed General Hospital, 1944
Item # WV0426.6.008
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Carol Morrison at Willow Glen Convalescent Center, 1945
Item # WV0426.6.009
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Caroline Morrison and Eileen Welch shop in San Antonio, Texas, 1945
Item # WV0426.6.010
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Caroline Morrison Garrett at Willow Glen Convalescent Center, 1945
Item # WV0426.6.011
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Dietitians by fountain at Willow Glen Convalescence Center, 1945
Item # WV0426.6.012
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers
Oral history interview with Caroline Morrison Garrett, 2008
Item # WV0426.5.001
From the Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers