Aubrey Morris papers

Aubrey Morris papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
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 (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 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, ms3766, 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.

The associated audiovisual material is located in the Brown Media Archives: https://bmac.libs.uga.edu/pawtucket2/index.php/Detail/collections/38


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
111st Drafts Dateline America, 1975 April-December
 
21st Drafts Dateline America, 1975 April-December
 
31st Drafts Dateline America, 1976 January-July
 
41st Drafts Dateline America, 1976 January-July
 
5Editorials - Mike Faherty, 1981
 
6Editorials - Mike Faherty, 1982
 
7Editorials - Make Faherty, 1982
 
8WSB Radio Editorial, 1983
 
9WSB Radio Editorial, 1983
 
10WSB Radio Editorial, 1983
 
11Editorials - Mike Faherty, 1984
 
12WSB Radio Editorials, 1985
 
13WSB Radio Editorials, 1985
 
14Editorials, 1986
 
BoxFolder
21Editorials, 1986
 
2WSB Radio Editorial, 1987
 
3WSB Radio Editorial, 1987
 
4WSB Radio Editorial, 1988
 
5WSB Radio Editorial, 1988
 
6WSB Radio Editorial, 1989
 
7Editorials, 1989
 
8Georgia Crossroads, WSB Radio, 1983
 
9Presidents I have met, Scrapbook, 1960-1969
 
10Clippings, Photographs, 1970-2010
 
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
 
21Aubrey's Career, Scrapbook
 
22Certificates
 
23Name tags, business cards
 
1Rev. I. Z. T. Morris Papers [microfilm]
 
Box
3Plaques
 
BoxItem
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
 
6-12Plaques
 
OS Box
5Certificates, photographs, The Red and Black
 
Item
1Plaque, Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, 1987