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Annette Marie Garrett papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00396

Scope and Contents

The collection contains several documents from Annette Garrett's academic professional file including her employment record from the News Office, obituary, a professional photograph. The collection also contains two photo albums that were a gift from the Class of 1957 containing general photos of the college, students and staff. Copies of her book, 'Interviewing, its Principles and Methods', are available in English, German, Finnish, and Danish.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1928 - 1964


Language of Materials

English, Danish, German, and Finnish.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Annette Marie Garrett (1898 - 1957) was born in Lawrence, Kansas, to Dara and Edwin L Garrett. After graduating from Kansas State University in 1920 she went on to receive her A.M. from Chicago School of Social Service Administration in 1924 and her M.S.S. from Smith College School of Social Work in 1928.

After several years in casework practice, she was appointed chief of social service at the Judge Baker Guidance Center in Boston. In 1935 she became associate director of Smith College School for Social Work, remaining there until her death. As an instructor and director of field operations, Garrett believed that students should have a wide range of firsthand field experience. Out of just such an experience, working with a troubled child in foster placement, she wrote Casework Treatment of a Child (1942). Her contributions to social work education include Learning through Supervision (1954). Garrett's influential book, Interviewing, Its Principles and Methods (1942), was translated into 12 languages, and her Counseling Methods for Personnel Workers (1945) helped to extend the use of casework principles to the new field of industrial counseling.


0.229 linear feet (1 container)


Assistant Director, School for Social Work. Collection contains albums, forms, obituaries, photographs, and publications documenting the professional work of Annette Marie Garrett.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.

Processing Information

Madison White, Class of 2016; Elizabeth Carron, Archives Specialist

Processing Information

Please note that prior to 2018, folder inventories were not always updated when new material was added to the collection. As a result, folder inventories may not be complete and folder numbers may be incorrect.

Finding aid to the Annette Marie Garrett papers
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Carron.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
  • 2018-11-06: Containers added and finding aid updated as part of College Archives survey

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063