Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Morris, Lois Lawson, 1914-2011
- Lois Lawson Morris Papers
- Inclusive Dates
- Bulk Dates
- MC 2231
- 3.5 linear feet (2 boxes and 2 framed items)
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
Please call (479) 575-8444 or email email@example.com at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.
No Use Restrictions Apply.
No Interlibrary Loan.
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
The Lois Lawson Morris Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by Morris' grandchildren, Rebecca and Frank Howell of Russellville, Arkansas on July 21, 2017.
Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in September 2017.
Preferred Form of Citation
Lois Lawson Morris Papers (MC 2231), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.
Lois Lawson Morris was born on November 27, 1914 to Oscar Moran and Dona Alice Lawson of Antoine, Arkansas. She married William D. Morris in 1932, and the couple had one child. Morris earned a Bachelor's degree from Henderson State Teachers College in 1948, a Master of Science from the University of Arkansas in 1951, and a Master of Arts from the University of Arkansas in 1966. She taught history at Delight High School from 1942-1947, and also taught at Russellville High School before joining the University of Arkansas faculty as an assistant professor of education in 1955. Honored as Arkansas College Teacher of the Year in 1972, Morris continued teaching at the University until retiring in 1982. In her retirement, she painted and pursued her interest in genealogy, and was an active in a number of historical societies and community organizations. Morris passed away October 16, 2011.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists primarily of materials regarding the genealogy of the Lawson family, as well as documenting Lois Lawson Morris' writings regarding her family history in Arkansas and Georgia. These genealogical research materials are primarily correspondence, newsletters, and photocopies of historical records. Other materials relate to her involvement with various historical societies in Arkansas and Georgia, her interest in painting, and her teaching career at the University of Arkansas.
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged alphabetically by format.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1|
Correspondence- Greenberg, Paul, 1993
|Box 1||Folder 2|
Correspondence- Hitt, Michael D., 1993-1994
|Box 1||Folder 3|
Correspondence- Jones, Margaret, with enclosed genealogical materials from Jones, and clippings regarding Jones, 1922, 1994
|Box 1||Folder 4|
Correspondence- Lawson, Terry, 1995-1996
|Box 1||Folder 5|
Correspondence- Olen and Carmen, 1994
|Box 1||Folder 6|
Historical Society Materials- Atlanta Historical Society correspondence, 1995
|Box 1||Folder 7|
Historical Society Materials- Drew County Historical Society Newsletters, 1993-1994
|Box 1||Folder 8|
Historical Society Materials- Potts Inn National Historic Site Certificate of Appreciation [removed from frame], 2008
|Box 1||Folder 9|
Historical Society Materials- Roswell Historical Society Correspondence, Newsletters, Flyers, and Brochures, 1993-1995
|Box 1||Folder 10|
Historical Society Materials- Union County Historical Foundation Newsletters , 1994-1995
|Box 1||Folder 11|
Lawson Family Genealogy- The Lawson Letters newsletters, 1982-1994
|Box 1||Folder 12|
Lawson Family Genealogy- Research [removed from binder; Folder 1 of 3], ca 1901-2000
|Box 1||Folder 13|
Lawson Family Genealogy- Research [removed from binder; Folder 2 of 3], ca 1865-2000
|Box 1||Folder 14|
Lawson Family Genealogy- Research [removed from binder; Folder 3 of 3], ca 1861-2000
|Box 1||Folder 15|
Photograph of Bill Clinton with unidentified woman [Morris?] and man, ca 1970-1979
|Box 1||Folder 16|
University of Arkansas- History Newsletter with alumni news brief on Morris, 1994-1995
|Box 1||Folder 17|
University of Arkansas- Commencement Program, 1983
|Box 1||Folder 18|
Writings- "An Adolescent Confederate at War: John L. Lawson of the 42nd Georgia," in Georgia Historical Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 2, 1998
|Box 1||Folder 19|
Writings- "Dona Alice Lawson Remembered" in The Old Time Chronicle, September 1993
|Box 1||Folder 20|
Writings- "Editor's Comment," in Arkansas Council for the Social Studies Bulletin, Vol. 17, No. 1, ca 1959-1960
|Box 1||Folder 21|
Writings- "Early Georgia", undated
|Box 1||Folder 22|
Writings- "Potts, Kirkbride" entry for Arkansas Biography: A Collection of Notable Lives, ca 2000
|Box 1||Folder 23|
Writings- "A River Valley Farmer and Ginner," regarding Charles M. Howell, 1995
|Box 2||Folder 1|
Washington County Historical Society certificate recognizing Morris' contributions, 1984
|Box 2||Item 1|
Oil painting, signed by Morris, of flowers in clearing, undated
Framed oil painting, signed by Morris, of buildings in valley, undated
Framed oil painting, signed by Morris, of still life, undated
END OF COLLECTION