Personification of the School: Tributes to Florence Day and Annette Garrett, 1958
Soon after the more expected death of Director Florence Day from cancer, Associate Director Annette Garrett died unexpectedly. In this issue of the Alumnae Association Newsletter, SSW faculty member and alumna Nancy Staver gives a “biographical tribute” to the controversial and devoted Garrett.
For many of us Miss Day and Miss Garrett personified our school and to some extent our profession. We all remember Miss Day’s leadership and warmth and, perhaps most of all, her capacity to know and love each student and to provide with such apparent ease the rich milieu in which we could reach our maximum development while at Smith.
Annette Garrett gave us twenty-three years of her genius and affection. Her capacity to integrate and formulate knowledge and experience, and to share it through writing and teaching is perhaps unequaled in our profession.