Aubrey Morris papers

Aubrey Morris papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Morris, Aubrey R., 1922-2010
Title: Aubrey Morris papers
Dates: 1975-2008
Quantity: 6.0 Linear feet (5 boxes and 151 audiovisual items)
Coll. Number: ms3766

Biographical/Historical Note

Aubrey R. Morris was born in 1922 in Roswell, Georgia, and grew up writing for the local newspaper. He attended the University of Georgia and studied journalism. He 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. Aubrey Morris died April 14, 2010.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Aubrey Morris papers, ms 3766, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

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.


Related Material

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.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
111st Drafts Dateline America (folder 1 of 2), 1975 April-December
 
21st Drafts Dateline America (folder 2 of 2), 1975 April-December
 
31st Drafts Dateline America (folder 1 of 2), 1976 January-July
 
41st Drafts Dateline America (folder 2 of 2), 1976 January-July
 
5Editorials - Mike Faherty, 1981
 
6Editorials - Mike Faherty (folder 1 of 2), 1982
 
7Editorials - Make Faherty (folder 2 of 2), 1982
 
8WSB Radio Editorial, 1983
 
9WSB Radio Editorial (folder 1 of 2), 1983
 
10WSB Radio Editorial (folder 2 of 2), 1983
 
11Editorials - Mike Faherty, 1984
 
12WSB Radio Editorials (folder 1 of 2), 1985
 
13WSB Radio Editorials (folder 2 of 2), 1985
 
14Editorials (folder 1 of 2), 1986
 
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21Editorials (folder 2 of 2), 1986
 
2WSB Radio Editorial (folder 1 of 2), 1987
 
3WSB Radio Editorial (folder 2 of 2), 1987
 
4WSB Radio Editorial (folder 1 of 2), 1988
 
5WSB Radio Editorial (folder 2 of 2), 1988
 
6WSB Radio Editorial, 1989
 
7Editorials, 1989
 
8Georgia Crossroads, WSB Radio, 1983
 
9Presidents I have met, Scrapbook, 1960s
 
10Clippings, Photographs, 1970-2000s
 
11Richard Nixon letter, 1972
 
12Family 2 Family, WSB-TV Open House, 1986
 
13Council for Children, Annual Awards, 1986
 
14Thank You Letters, 1985-1986
 
15Excellence in Journalism Award, 1996
 
16Montage of Mary Susan Perkins Morris, 2004
 
17Winecoff, Clippings, 2006-2007
 
18Episcopal Church, Clippings, 2007
 
19Grady College Centennial Gala, 2008
 
20Aubrey's Career, Scrapbook (folder 1 of 2), undated
 
21Aubrey's Career, Scrapbook (folder 2 of 2), undated
 
22Certificates
 
23Name tags, business cards
 
1Rev. I. Z. T. Morris Papers [microfilm]
 
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3Plaques
 
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41Cracker Crumble photograph, 1971 November 6
 
2Cracker Crumble photograph, October 26
 
3Cracker Crumble photograph, 1972 November 4
 
4Cracker Crumble photograph, 1970 October 31
 
5Cracker Crumble photograph, November 5
 
6-12Plaques
 
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5Certificates, photographs, The Red and Black
 
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1Plaque, Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, 1987
 
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har-morr_00013:02 p.m. A. Morris on NBC...George Bright Trial in Atlanta, 1958 January 6 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0002A. Morris NATO documentary "Sword Over Europe", 1961 May 20 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_000310 bits. Carl Sanders-M. Griffin, NBC-Morris, 2/17/62-news, NBC-Morris, Sen. [Richard] Russell-Morris, [Lester] Maddox- [Peter Zack]Geer debate, G. [Garland] Byrd, NBC-Morris, NBC Morris, [Carl] Sanders on Marvin Griffin., 1962 February 17 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_00041) NBC blooper; Elmo Ellis (move to New Home); E. Berlin Choir 8/4/67; Gov. Ernest Vandiver; A. Morris children and Lisa McGrath; Susan reading French Burl Ives-Mares Eat Oats., 1967 August 4 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0005Israel: Frontier of Democracy, 1971 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0006Israel Documentary, 1974 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_00075/5/79-Morris at Raimses France-Gerry Robbins. MARIA ; 5/3/79-Brussels, Belgium Amb. Tap Bennett vs NATO, 1979 May 3, 5 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0008Ft. Bragg, N.C., 1980 July 21 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0009Winnie D. Lester v. Coker ; Comanche, Okla., 1983 September 29 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0010[unclear] Comp. Melling ] Church of Atonement, 1984 December 2 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0011Church of Atonement, 1986 July 6 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0012St. Anna's Church Augsburg, #1, 1989 May 14 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0013Germany; cued (music), 1989 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0014Bonnie + Clyde Perkins, Jr. ; Dallas Texas (Relays), 1993 October ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0015[Piece of masking tape reading "Blank" holding two tapes ] ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0016[Piece of masking tape reading "Blank" holding two tapes ] ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0017Dateline America #6 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0018Dateline America Aubrey Morris ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0019Inside Story bits--A Morris ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0020Morris-Inside Story plus other material - C. [Carl] Sanders, I. [Ivan] Allen, CNBC monitor ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_002115 Speak Up America ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0022Germans ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_00231) Rothenburg-music 2) Langenau, Swabia St. Michael's Church ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_002422 unidentified audiocassettes ( audiocassettes )
 
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har-morr_00253pm. [two illegible words] U of GA School of Journalism, 1977 June 6 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0026Mrs. Cleo Hembree ; Noon; at her home--Mta, Ga., 1979 December 15 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0027WSB Radio--Atlanta, Ga. ; Secretary of Commerce Philip Klutznick--CAP Breakfast, 1980 February 13 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0028Roscoe Dewey Ridgeway-- fysse, Ala., 1983 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0029The World Today, 1983 July 31 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0030The World Today, 1983 August 7 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0031The World Today - United Way, 1983 September 25 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0032The World Today, 1983 October 9 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0033The World Today, 1983 October 16 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0034The World Today, 1983 October 30 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0035The World Today, 1983 November 6 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0036The World Today, 1983 November 13 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0037The World Today, 1983 November 27 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0038The World Today, 1983 December 4 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0039The World Today, 1983 December 11 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0040The World Today, 1983 December 25 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0041The World Today, 1983 December 28 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0042The World Today, 1984 January 1 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0043The World Today, 1984 January 8 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0044The World Today, 1984 January 15 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0045The World Today, 1984 January 29 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0046The World Today, 1984 February 5 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0047The World Today, 1984 February 19 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0048The World Today, 1984 February 26 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0049The World Today, 1984 March 4 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0050The World Today, 1984 March 5 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0051The World Today, 1984 March 11 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0052The World Today, 1984 March 18 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0053The World Today, 1984 April 8 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0054Mrs. Pearl (Chesnut) Berry..along with Atlanta Historican Franklin Garrett, 1985 July 19 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0055The World Today: Selling the Atlanta Image Aborad. WSB-FM, Sunday. 6:30-7 a.m. 27 mins. 52 secs (copy copy copy), 1986 August 3 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0056Athens, 1986 November 17 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0057President Truman at Atlanta Airport interview, shortly after he left office ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0058Cobb Co. Ga Tax Returns ; Oregon Dist. 1848, 1849, 1851 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_00593 takes - Jimmy Carter takeoff- J. Kinsey ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0060GA Labor Department/Public Service Annc'ts 2-30s P S I P material ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0061Russell Library Dedcation U of Ga [University of Georgia], [1974] ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0062[open mike?] 6/14/1960 ; Clip Joints - new Echote ; Byrd + Vandreth--Langham, Bryan on MLK [Martin Luthur King Jr.]--(1960)--cong. Jim Oaven Bishop Sims--BJ Phillips, 1960 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0063Mrs. Mary Pope (Morris) Moseman 7 p.m., Monday, May 22, 1978. Decatur, Ga. At her home., 1978 May 22 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0064Mrs. Amanda Black ; at her home., 1979 July ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0065Willie Coleman talks with Aubrey Morris at Coleman home ; Crabapple Rd. Roswell, Ga., 1980 February 3 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0066Mrs. Eula Irene Gates Cross age 85, 1980 September 25, October 2 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0067Haygood Thompson ; Mrs. Georgia Foster Eubank Todd..Dec. 10, 1980. Born on Aug. 13, 1878..at age 102. Rhodes Nursing Home, Atlanta. Performed on WSB Radio in 1922., 1980 December 10 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0068Summer, 1981 Singing Ebenezer Church ; plus 8/8/81 interview with Zelma Jett Reeve Sims and dtr., at Roswell, Ga by A. Morris, 1981 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0069Rev. Howard Collier Sorvow ; side 1, 1981 September 4 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0070Side 2 George [lots of illegible words] Mrs. Mamie Victoria White ; Mrs. Robt. A Cook, 1981 November 22 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0071Ridgeway-Kemp, 1982 March 14 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0072Sunday, No. 2 ; Mrs. Mae Jett Interview at Stone Mountain, Ga. (Widwo of Theophilus Richard Jett)., 1982 July 18 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0073Sunday, No. 1 ; Mrs. Mae Jett, widow of Theophilus Richard Jett, son of Adam Jett, son of Theophilus Jett, son of James Jett. A.R.M., 1982 July 18 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0074Theophilus Jett Family members ; Stone Mt. , Ga, 1982 July 18 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0075Interview with Mrs. Ida Arizona Jett Tumlin and her brother, Awtry Jett, Mableton, Ga. ; James Alston Jett, 1982 August 31 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0076Interview with Mrs. Ada Arizona (Jett) Tumlin and her brother, Awrty Jett, at her home, Mableton, Ga., 1982 August 31 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0077Georgia Crossroads no. 58 item 95 ; #58 1983 Tom Jester, 1983 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0078B. Mohan + Morris Side 1, 1983 July 23 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0079Neil Eads and wife, 1983 August 23 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0080Mr. + Mrs. Neil Eades ; Richland, Ga., 1983 August 25 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0081Julie Lynn butler Relay, 1984 August 26 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_00829/17/1985 Mrs. Mary Pope Morris Moseman..103 on 9/20/85. At her home in Decatur, Ga. With A. Morris, 1985 September ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0083Earl Smith side 2, 1986 December 5 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0084Milton High Side 2 - Tape 1, 1987 December 10 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0085Jean Booth, 2002 February 25 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0086Mayor [Ivan] Allen remembered, 2003 October 9 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0087Georgia Crossroads No. 53 thru 57 Aubrey Morris ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0088Georgia Crossroads No. 26-52 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0089Georgia Crossroads 1-25 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0090Georgia Crossroads ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0091Side I R.B. Jett collection ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0092James Carter [illegible--might be Jimmy Carter] ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0093Side 2 - Dr. Eugene Odum ; Frank Winstead ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_00941) Odum 2) [unsure] Kerr ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0095Milton High Tape 2 Side 2 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0096Laura Knight Airtime + spots ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0097Neil Dighoni [sp?] Christmas Album ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0098Info - Mrs. McGuiga ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0099Annabelle de la Romano - Atlanta ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0100John Sibley conducting "Sibley Comission" hearings, 1960 October ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0101March 1, 1963--Jerry Vandivente and Tommy Thompson--"Special" on Aubrey Morris' leaving WSB--Along with Ted Hightower ; Morris returned later, 1963 March 1 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0102Band of the Grenadier Guards-Buckingham Palace..First verse of God Save the Queeen. 11/15/74 Maj. Peter Parks, conducting, 1974 November 15 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0103A.M. with Lowell Thomas, 1977 June 27 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0104Mr. + Mrs. Kennth Oglethorpe, Survey England, 1978 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_01051) Glade, Ga Cem - Og. [Oglethorpe?] County 2) Paulk Cem - [illegible] ; summer, 1980 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0106Chicken, 1981 April 6 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0107Side 3 Morris + Bob Mohan, 1983 July 23 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0108Shannon Music (one side only), 1986 May 11 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0109Kurt and Kathy's baby, 1986 October ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0110Dr. Judson C. Ward, Emory Univ. on Henry W. Grady and Bishop Atticus ; G. Haygood..was Grady's inspiration..A.R.M., 1986 December 22 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0111Griner family ; Kurt at start ; Wm Henry Lewis Valdosta Ga., 1987 June 25 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0112Side 2 - Chattahoochee ; Nathan 3/19/88 ; Kurt 1/18/88, 1988 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0113Kurt F, 1992 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0114Winds of Change over the air -- program; Tape excerpts from the WSB Radio Collection ; Special Collections Dept. Georgia State Univ. Library, 1995 November 2 ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0115Savah-- 1st. Near beginning recording, 1996 February ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_01161) Sarah Moe - April 2002 2) Recap of Bela Pieriere, 2002 April ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0117Woodvuss [Woodruff] Arts Center ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0118Judge Hooper's ruling on Atl. School desegregation - late 50's ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0119A. Morris + Elmo Ellis on WSB's image ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0120[illegible] ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0121[No text on actual tape; Sticky note: "Aubrey - This is great! Mike, Bob + John"] ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0122Aubrey ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0123Dumps ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_01241) Dump ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0125Japanese students ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0126Gadgets - The only game in town ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0127Glas Gosec. Spot ( audiocassette )
 
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har-morr_0128Barnadette; Aline Moseby; Jean Nurball book; Dean Bob Oliver; Jenny D; Andre Deg. ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0129#1 reel, all fol starts are on reel ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0130Morris with former mayor Ivan Allen on Elmo Ellis at retirement. Refers to Paris air crash of 1962, 1981 November 11 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0131Frankie Carle his piano and orchestra 30 hits [taped off an LP] ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0132Frankie Carle his piano and orchestra 30 hits [taped off an LP] ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0133Dateline America July 4th ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0134Children. Dub. Reel 2 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0135Children. Dub. Reel 1 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0136Bob Mohan [?] on Aubrey Morris, Sat., 1982 November 13 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0137Morris Scottsboro Boys ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0138Open Mike, 1968 February 25 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0139Backup tape of [?] recording ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0140Intro and Bed for "Georgia Crossroads", 1983 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0141Georgia Crossroads Series by Aubrey Morris, Reports No. 51 thru 75., 25 reports, 1983 September 5-October 7 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0142Georgia Crossroads Series, Reports No. 1 thru 25, 25 reports, 1983 June 27-July 29 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0143Georgia Crossroads Series, Reports no. 75 thru 100, 1983 October 10-November 11 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0144Georgia Crossroads Series, Reports No. 26 thru 50, 25 reports, 1983 August 1-September 2 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0145Georgia Crossroads Series, Reports 101 thru 135, 35 reports, 1983 November 14- December 30 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0146"2 into Berlin. Rhoda & Susan", 1961 November 5 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0147Rhoda & Susan, 1961 November 5 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0148Morris to McGeachy (adult discussion) [Note: Tape is moldy] ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0149Becky [Note: Tape is moldy], 1961 November 4 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0150Shining Light air check, 1976 June 8 ( 1/4" audio reel )
 
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har-morr_0151"Congo Airlift 4/14", [flat tire story]; [Ernest] Vandiver at Milledgeville; [unidentified]; Souvenir for Aubrey ( 5.0 film reels 16mm film )