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Vivian E. Garrison papers

Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Names:
Arensberg, Conrad M. (Conrad Maynadier), 1910-1997  Search this
Extent:
108.29 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
New Jersey -- Newark
Date:
circa 1930-2009
bulk 1960-1993
Summary:
Vivian E. Garrison was an applied medical anthropologist who researched the cultural understandings and community treatment structures surrounding mental illness and mental health care among low-income, minority, and migrant communities of the New York metropolitan area. The Vivian E. Garrison papers document this research and consist of clinical and case files; research policies and protocols; presentations and workshops notes; manuscripts and drafts; publications and working papers; correspondence; grant applications; administrative files; sound recordings and films; annotated scholarly literature; and personal biographical material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Vivian E. Garrison, circa 1930-2009 (bulk 1960-1993) document her work as an applied medical anthropologist in the New York metropolitan area. Garrison studied and published on the cultural understandings and community treatment structures surrounding mental illness and mental health care among low-income, minority, and migrant communities. The collection includes clinical and case files, sound recordings, and films; research policies and protocols; presentations and workshop notes and recordings; manuscripts and drafts; publications and working papers; correspondence; grant applications; administrative files; annotated scholarly literature (reprints and books); and personal biographical material.

The bulk of material in the collection relates to Garrison's research under and administration of different research grants focusing on community mental health care in the greater New York City area. As a research scientist at the Lincoln Hospital Mental Health Services (LHMHS), Garrison undertook anthropological research under the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant, "Study of Neighborhood Centers and Mental Health Aides" (1965-1969). The research completed at LHMHS was used in her dissertation (1971). Garrison continued her studies of the South Bronx populations at the Columbia-Bronx Research Center as principal investigator under the NIMH grant, "Folk Healers and Community Mental Health Programming" (1972-1975). She built upon that research as the director and principal investigator of the U.S. Public Health Grant "Inner-City Support Systems" (ICSS) from 1976-1982, run through the College (later University) of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (C/UMDNJ). Within the Resource Center for Multicultural Care and Prevention (RCMCP) at UMDNJ (born out of the ICSS program), Garrison administered the NIMH grant "Community Support Systems of Haitian Immigrants," (CSSHI) which transferred to Columbia University in 1984. Garrison's research under these and other grants was typically undertaken in concert with anthropological colleagues, community consultants, and medical professionals. The materials in this collection reflect the collaborative nature of this research process, as well as Garrison's administrative role at the ICSS project at UMDNJ. Some research notes, case files, and manuscript drafts of colleagues and contributors are present in this collection.

The collection also contains personal biographical, medical, and historical material documenting the lives of Vivian Garrison and her husband, anthropologist Conrad M. Arensberg. Much of this material relates to Arensberg's medical history and care in the last years of his life, as meticulously recorded and analyzed by Garrison. Personal material in the collection also relates to the preservation and destruction of her historic home in Rumson, New Jersey (the Morris-Salter-Hartshorn-Tredwell House).
Arrangement:
The Vivian E. Garrison papers are arranged into the following 10 series:

Series 1: Lincoln Hospital Mental Health Services, circa 1960-1973

Series 2: Columbia University Bronx Research Center, circa 1968-1977

Series 3: Inner-City Support System Project, circa 1968-1997

Series 4: Community Support Systems of Haitian Immigrants, circa 1973-1988

Series 5: Publications, manuscripts, and associated research files, circa 1960-2005

Series 6: Presentations, workshops, and conferences, 1969-2000

Series 7: Professional development files, 1955-2008

Series 8: Personal files, circa 1930-2009

Series 9: Scholarly literature and bibliographies, circa 1970s-1980s, undated

Series 10: Unprocessed material
Biographical Note:
Vivian Eva Garrison, known as "Kelly" to friends and colleagues, was an applied medical anthropologist who researched the cultural understandings and community treatment structures surrounding mental illness and mental health care among low-income, minority, and migrant communities the New York metropolitan area. She worked predominantly with African American, Hispanic, and Caribbean migrant populations in the South Bronx and in Newark, New Jersey.

Garrison was born on August 28, 1933 in Butte, Montana. She earned a B.A. in Spanish and psychology from New York University in 1961 and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 1972. Her dissertation, Social Networks, Social Change and Mental Health among Migrants in a New York City Slum, was completed in 1971.

Garrison conducted her research under the purview of various federal and state grants to examine community mental health care. The majority of her research was completed at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, at the College/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and at Columbia University.

Throughout her career, Garrison acted as a consultant in matters of folk healing and community health care and published frequently on folk healing, espiritismo, psychiatry, and psychiatric methodology. She taught intermittently, including teaching one semester of Margaret Mead's "Problems and Methods in Anthropology" course at Columbia University (1979). She also contributed to the President's Commission on Mental Health in 1977-1978.

Garrison married anthropologist Conrad M. Arensberg in 1973 and died in April 2013 at the age of 79.

Chronology

1933 August 28 -- Born in Butte, Montana

1961 -- B.A. New York University (Spanish and Psychology)

1962-1963 -- Administrative Assistant, Peace Corps, North Borneo (now Sabah, Malaysia)

1965-1969 -- Research Scientist, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Grant "Study of Neighborhood Centers and Mental Health Aides," Lincoln Hospital Mental Health Services, Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1969-1972 -- Assistant Professor and Staff Member, Program Information and Assessment Section, Connecticut Mental Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

1972 -- Ph.D. Columbia University (Anthropology)

1972-1973 -- Senior Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

1972-1975 -- Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator, NIMH Grant "Folk Healers and Community Mental Health Programming," Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

1973 -- Married Conrad M. Arensberg

1974-1985 -- Assistant to Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Mental Health Science, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), New Jersey Medical School

1976-1982 -- Principal Investigator, U.S. Public Health Grant "Inner-City Support Systems," UMDNJ

1979 -- Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University,

1980-1984 -- Director, Resource Center for Multicultural Care and Prevention, UMDNJ

1982-1984 -- Principal Investigator and Director, NIMH Grant "Community Support Systems of Haitian Immigrants," UMNDJ

1982-1984 -- Project Director, "Culturally Sensitive Case Management Training," State of New Jersey, Division of Mental Health and Hospitals, UMDNJ

1983-1986 -- Associate Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

1984-1985 -- Principal Investigator, U.S. Public Health Grant "Community Support Systems of Haitian Immigrants," Columbia University

1984-? -- Visiting Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School, King/Drew Medical Center

1986-? -- Senior Research Associate, Teachers College, Columbia University, Institute for Urban and Minority Education

2013 April 2 -- Died
Related Materials:
Conrad M. Arensberg papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Separated Materials:
The films in this collection have been transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives, accession number HSFA/NAFC 2017-013. They are described in this finding aid.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by the estate of Vivian Garrison Arensberg in 2017.
Restrictions:
The Vivian E. Garrison papers are open for research.

Certain materials in the collection contain personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI). These materials are restricted for 80 years from the date of their creation. Restricted materials are noted in the following finding aid and have been removed to boxes 54-61.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings.

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Topic:
Applied anthropology  Search this
Clinical sociology  Search this
Medical anthropology  Search this
Medical policy  Search this
Traditional medicine  Search this
Espiritismo (Cult)  Search this
Spiritualism  Search this
Women anthropologists  Search this
Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-19
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Publications, manuscripts, and associated research files

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Extent:
5.63 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960-2005
Scope and Contents:
Series 5 consists of material documenting Garrison's drafted and completed publications. The series includes copies of published articles in various formats; collections of citations; correspondence; references and reviews; manuscripts, drafts, and earlier versions of research papers; scholarly literature directly related to the manuscript topic; and associated research files of data, case studies, and collection instruments.

The research files in this series reflect research done throughout Garrison's career and are directly related to material in Series 1 (Lincoln Hospital Mental Health Services), Series 2 (Columbia University Bronx Research Center), Series 3 (Inner-City Support Systems Project), and Series 4 (Community Support Systems of Haitian Immigrants). Garrison's publications often reflected research completed under multiple grants and at different institutions. The research files included in this series were kept separately by Garrison alongside her manuscripts and drafts. That distinction has been maintained by the archivist.

Related research material can be found in Series 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Arrangement:
Series 5 is arranged into 3 sub-series: (5.1) Publications, circa 1974-1985; (5.2) Citations, references, and planning files, circa 1974-1991, 2002-2005; (5.3) Manuscript drafts and associated research files, circa 1960-1977, circa 1991, undated.
Restrictions:
Any restrictions in this series are noted at the item level.
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Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-19, Series 5
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Dendrochronology

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999, 2005
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
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Articles and reports

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1999-2000
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
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Collection Citation:
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Articles and reports

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999-2000
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
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Strong, Mary Lou

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999-2000
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
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Strong, Mary Lou

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
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Articles and reports

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 2000
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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"10 Most Endangered Historic Sites in New Jersey"

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
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Articles and reports

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000-2001
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Rumson Estate - Coldwell Banker property search

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2004
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Draft correspondence: Garrison to Brooks Van Arx

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2005
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Rumson/Tredwell House (Tredwell Preservation Coalition appeal, article)

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2005
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Correspondence: Veit, Richard F. and Brooks Van Arx

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2005
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Articles and reports

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2006-2007
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
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Old Merchant's House (Seabury Tredwell House, New York)

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Series Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of the material, sub-series (8.4) is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photocopies of miscellaneous medical evaluation

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991-1992
Subseries Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of these records, the material in this sub-series is restricted until 2057.
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CMA hospital, etc.

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991 December-1992 January
Subseries Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of these records, the material in this sub-series is restricted until 2057.
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Columbia University Medical Center (CMA medical records)

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Subseries Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of these records, the material in this sub-series is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
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Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center period - misc. notes

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Subseries Restrictions:
Due to the personal and medical nature of these records, the material in this sub-series is restricted until 2057.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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