Percy Lafayette Morris, Jr., Papers

MC 2232

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Morris, Percy Lafayette, Jr., 1920-1981
Title
Percy Lafayette Morris, Jr., Papers
Inclusive Dates
1944-1945, undated
Identification
MC 2232
Extent
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu 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 Percy Lafayette Morris, Jr., Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by his son, Percy L. Morris III, of Tillar, Arkansas, on July 9, 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in October 2018.

Preferred Form of Citation

Percy Lafayette Morris, Jr., Papers (MC 2232), 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

Percy Lafayette ("Bo") Morris, Jr., was born October 11, 1920, to Percy Lafayette Morris, Sr. and Clara Hope Rhodes Morris. He served in France and Germany during World War II as a Captain in Company A of the Supply Battalion of the 2nd Armored Division. Morris passed away December 15, 1981, and is buried in McGehee Cemetery in McGehee, Arkansas.

Scope and Content Note

The collection primarily consists of letters from Percy Lafayette Morris, Jr., to his mother and stepfather, then living in Winchester, Arkansas, while Morris was serving during World War II. Also included is Morris' sugar ration booklet, and a family quilt honoring those who served in the U.S. military.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format; correspondence is organized chronologically.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

World War, 1939-1945

Soldiers--United States--Correspondence

    Detailed Description of the Collection

    The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

    Box 2

    Box 2 Folder 1

    Correspondence from Percy Lafayette Morris, Jr., to his mother (Clara Rhodes Collins) and stepfather (John W. Collins), July 1944-Feb. 1945

    Box 2 Folder 2

    Correspondence from Percy Lafayette Morris, Jr., to his mother (Clara Rhodes Collins) and stepfather (John W. Collins), Mar.-Dec. 1945

    Box 2 Folder 3

    Percy Lafayette Morris, Jr., sugar ration card, ca 1942-1947

    Box 1 Item 1

    Morris family quilt honoring servicemembers, undated

    END OF COLLECTION

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