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Aubrey Morris papers

Aubrey Morris papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Aubrey Morris papers
Creator: Morris, Aubrey R., 1922-2010
Inclusive Dates: 1975-2008
Language: English
Extent: 6 Linear Feet 5 boxes and 151 audiovisual items
Collection Number: ms3766
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Aubrey R. Morris (1922-2010) was born in Roswell, Georgia, and grew up writing for the local newspaper. He attended the University of Georgia and studied journalism and worked as an intern for the Atlanta Journal, and edited the UGA yearbook. On the day of his college graduation, he started as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal, and covered Atlanta and city hall. He also started the first public information office at the state transportation department. After thirteen years at the Journal, he joined WSB-TV, and helped to develop the first radio news department in Georgia. He covered the major events, state-wide, national, and international, of the day, including desegregation, the Vietnam War, and Martin Luther King, Jr. He served thirty years as news and editorial director at WSB, retiring in 1987.

Scope and Content

The Aubrey Morris papers includes drafts, researched and written by Morris, of several WSB Radio productions including editorials (1981-1989), Dateline America (1975-1976), and Georgia Crossroads (1983). The collection includes certificates, photographs, plaques, scrapbooks, and audiovisual material related to Morris' career. There are audio recordings of Dateline America, The World Today (1983-1984), and Georgia Crossroads (1983) and several films including Ernest Vandiver in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies are available upon request. Audiovisual research requests are dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

Aubrey Morris papers, ms3766, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Audiovisual materials.
Georgia -- Radio and television broadcasting.
Radio broadcasters -- Georgia.
WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in other repositories: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 076 Aubrey Morris, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia; Elmo Israel Ellis papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

The associated audiovisual material is located in the Brown Media Archives:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

111st Drafts Dateline America, 1975 April-December
121st Drafts Dateline America , 1975 April-December
131st Drafts Dateline America , 1976 January-July
141st Drafts Dateline America, 1976 January-July
15Editorials - Mike Faherty, 1981
16Editorials - Mike Faherty , 1982
17Editorials - Make Faherty, 1982
18WSB Radio Editorial, 1983
19WSB Radio Editorial , 1983
110WSB Radio Editorial , 1983
111Editorials - Mike Faherty, 1984
112WSB Radio Editorials , 1985
113WSB Radio Editorials, 1985
114Editorials, 1986
21Editorials , 1986
22WSB Radio Editorial , 1987
23WSB Radio Editorial , 1987
24WSB Radio Editorial , 1988
25WSB Radio Editorial , 1988
26WSB Radio Editorial, 1989
27Editorials, 1989
28Georgia Crossroads, WSB Radio, 1983
29Presidents I have met, Scrapbook, 1960-1969
210Clippings, Photographs, 1970-2010
211Richard Nixon letter, 1972
212Family 2 Family, WSB-TV Open House, 1986
213Council for Children, Annual Awards, 1986
214Thank You Letters, 1985-1986
215Excellence in Journalism Award, 1996
216Montage of Mary Susan Perkins Morris , 2004
217Winecoff, Clippings, 2006-2007
218Episcopal Church, Clippings, 2007
219Grady College Centennial Gala, 2008
220Aubrey's Career, Scrapbook
221Aubrey's Career, Scrapbook
223Name tags, business cards
21Rev. I. Z. T. Morris Papers [microfilm]
41Cracker Crumble photograph, 1971 November 6
42Cracker Crumble photograph, October 26
43Cracker Crumble photograph, 1972 November 4
44Cracker Crumble photograph, 1970 October 31
45Cracker Crumble photograph
5Certificates, photographs, The Red and Black
1Plaque, Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, 1987