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Aubrey Morris papers

Aubrey Morris papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Aubrey Morris papers
Creator: Morris, Aubrey R., 1922-2010
Inclusive Dates: 1944-2008
Language(s): English
Extent: 18 Linear Feet 13 boxes, 2 oversized boxes, 1 oversized folder, 321 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, Pandora. 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., the local aviation industry, and NATO in Cold War Germany. 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, correspondence, news wire reports, internal memoranda, 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.
Reporters and reporting -- 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:

Publications accompanying this collection have been cataloged individually in GIL and have an associated collection note.

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
1Certificates, photographs, The Red and Black
1Plaque, Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, 1987
51University of Georgia - Pandora - correspondence, 1944-1945
610Correspondence - International consulates
611Correspondence - Children's letters to Aubrey Morris, 1963
71-3WSB - Internal memoranda
74-6WSB - Correspondence, Memos, Releases, 1962-1963
77WSB - Correspondence, Releases
78WSB, Cox - Printed material
79Atlanta Journal - Associated Press handbooks
710Atlanta Journal reporting - School Safety Patrols, 1956
81Journal's Journal, 1948
Weekly summary of stories reported by Atlanta Journal writers.
82Reporting - Desegregation in the South, 1959-1960
83-4Reporting - Illness, death of Senator Richard B. Russell
85Republican National Convention, 1960
86Republican National Convention, 1968
87NBC News - Democratic Convention handbook, 1968
88Democratic National Convention, 1972
89White House Correspondents' Dinner, 1973
810Jimmy Carter - Presidential campaign
811Political reporting - Correspondence, Releases, Programs
812Weekly Political Commentary from Bonn - Transcripts, 1969
813-14Reporting - miscellaneous
815Tape cue sheets (4)
91Reporting - NATO Media Tour, 1961
92Correspondence, information - NATO Media Tour, 1961
93-8NATO Media Tour - Printed material from military units, 1961
99NATO Media Tour - Printed material , 1961
910Reporting - Israel Media Tour, 1970
911Israel Media Tour - Printed materials, 1970
912-13Israel Media Tour - News briefings, Releases, 1970
101Reporting - International
102Reporting - notebooks
103Press kit - Kennedy Program for Health Insurance Through Social Security, 1961
104Brochure - Background Atlanta: A Handbook for Reporters Covering Desegregation in Atlanta Schools, 1961
105Temporary injunction (copy) - Holmes and Hunter v. Walter N. Danner, Registrar of the University of Georgia, 1961 January 6
106Press package - Vice President Hubert Humphrey
107News wire reports - Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.
108News wire reports - miscellaneous
109Fulton County press releases, 1963
1010Church, Diocese correspondence
1011Reporting - Delta, United Airlines
1012Inaugural European jet flight - Delta, Pan Am, 1964
1013Press kits - Delta Convair 880 press flight, 1960 May 11
1014Convair 880 crash, 1960 May 23
1015Press releases - Military transport aircraft
1016Press kit - Lockheed C-5, 1968
1017Press kit - Lockheed C-5B, 1985
1018Press kit - Western Electric headquarters, 1965
1019Cracker Crumble - correspondence, planning
111-2Give Aubrey Morris a Middle Name contest entries, 1960
113-9Correspondence - University of Georgia
1110University of Georgia - President's Advisory Council - School of Journalism, 1976
1111Writing - speeches
1112Photographs - Aubrey Morris
1113Political buttons, Republican National Convention Sergeant-At-Arms medal, 1960
1114Membership cards, personal items
1115Press passes
1116Printed material - programs
1117Printed material - Advertisements
121Radio & Television News Directors' Association conference - Washington, DC, 1961
122Radio & Television News Directors' Association conference, 1967
123Radio & Television News Directors' Association conference - Detroit, 1969
124Radio & Television News Directors' Association conference - Nassau, 1972
125Radio & Television News Directors' Association conference - Seattle, 1973
126Radio & Television News Directors' Association conference - miscellaneous
127Radio & Television News Directors' Association conference - Printed material
128Associated Press Broadcasters Association - miscellaneous
129Associated Press Broadcasters Association conference, 1971
1210Associated Press Broadcasters Association conference - New Orleans, 1973
1211Georgia Association of Broadcasters
1212National Broadcast Editorial Association convention - Salt Lake City, 1985
1213-15Sigma Delta Chi - Correspondence
2News wire reports - President Kennedy assassination, transfer of power, funeral, 1963
3News wire reports - Lee Harvey Oswald investigation, capture, killing, 1963
1Program - 23rd Annual Atlanta Press Club Rib Roast
1Civil Defense - Do-It-Yourself Kit for Industrial Survival
1Awards, certificates
1Press kit folder - U.S. Air Force C-5
1Press kit - Lockheed 2000 - Supersonic Transport, 1966
13University of Georgia Past Presidents' Award, 1975-1976
13Gavel stand (with note) - Aubrey Morris, Capitol Reporter, WSB-Radio
1Poster - Soldier, This is Why You're in Germany
1Poster - University of Georgia Alumni Day, 1962
1Posters (2) - McGraw-Hill - "Free Enterprise" editorial, "Jobs - We Must Preserve Them" edipictorial, 1943
1Photograph - Decatur School Safety Patrol - Via Southern Railway System #10 [in Washington, DC], 1959