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Lois Lawson Morris Papers

Manuscript Collection 2231

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2017.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

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

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

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.

Processing Information

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.

Biographical Note

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

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

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

Item 1

Framed oil painting, signed by Morris, of buildings in valley, undated

Item 2

Item 2

Framed oil painting, signed by Morris, of still life, undated