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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: 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
Broadcasting.
Certificates.
Georgia -- Radio and television broadcasting.
Photographs.
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: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms3766/bmac-coll

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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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
 
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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
 
222Certificates
 
223Name tags, business cards
 
21Rev. I. Z. T. Morris Papers [microfilm]
 
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3Plaques
 
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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
 
46-12Plaques
 
oversized_box
1Certificates, photographs, The Red and Black
 
item
1Plaque, Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, 1987
 
boxfolder
51University of Georgia - Pandora - correspondence, 1944-1945
 
52-11Correspondence
 
boxfolder
61-9Correspondence
 
610Correspondence - International consulates
 
611Correspondence - Children's letters to Aubrey Morris, 1963
 
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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
 
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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)
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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2News wire reports - President Kennedy assassination, transfer of power, funeral, 1963
 
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3News wire reports - Lee Harvey Oswald investigation, capture, killing, 1963
 
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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
 
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13University of Georgia Past Presidents' Award, 1975-1976
 
13Gavel stand (with note) - Aubrey Morris, Capitol Reporter, WSB-Radio
 
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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