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Delyte W. Morris Faculty Papers

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Correspondence

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Memorabilia

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Collection Overview

Title: Delyte W. Morris Faculty Papers, 1916-1993Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 17-39-F1

Primary Creator: Morris, Delyte W., (1906-1982.)

Extent: 112.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by document type, and then either chronologically or alphabetically.

Date Acquired: 07/29/1977

Subjects: Ainsworth, Stanley., Bryngelson, Bryng., Hawk, Sara Stinchfield, b. 1885., Johnson, Wendell, 1906-1965., Keller, Helen, 1880-1968., Koepp-Baker, Herbert., Morris, Delyte W., 1906-1982, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Speech - Research - History

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Corporation records., Correspondence., Ephemera., Morris, Delyte W., 1906-1982 - Correspondence, Morris, Delyte W., 1906-1982 - Photographs, Photographs, Records (documents), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - History - Photographs, Speeches, addresses, etc.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Morris papers include pieces dating all through Morris' more than forty-year career, which can be divided into two distinct phases of roughly twenty years each.  The first phase was as an instructor in areas of speech and hearing clinics, and an active member and officer of several professional organizations advocating special education.  The second half of his career was as president of Southern Illinois University, and after 1970 as a member of various national advisory committees. The thirty-nine boxes of correspondence contain the core of information of interest to researchers in the early history of speech pathology and allied fields.  This correspondence, arranged chronologically beginning in 1930, shows Morris as a widely-known and respected professional in this field.  He was a member of many associations including the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Speech Correction Association (ASCA), the Ohio Society for Crippled Children, the Central States Speech Association, the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, and the Illinois Education Association.  He was instrumental in organizing numerous conferences and conventions and was frequently a featured speaker.  He not only wrote scholarly articles, but advised other researchers, writers, and publishers including editors of The Journal of Speech Disorders, The Journal of Educational Research, and The American Annals of the Deaf.

As an expert speech pathologist, Morris was consulted by his colleagues from other universities on graduate curricula as well as by clinicians seeking to establish high standards for the emerging field of speech pathology.  After World War II his influence with government officials provided impetus for the initiation and expansion of various programs to aid injured veterans.  Some of these programs eventually proved beneficial to civilians also.  Morris also corresponded with industrial researchers who were developing the technology used for speech and hearing detection and correction.  Other well-known figures in the field of speech represented in the Morris papers are Helen Keller, Sarah Stinchfield-Hawke, Wendell Johnson, Stanley Ainsworth, Bryng Bryngelson, and Herbert Koepp-Baker among others.  After 1949 when he became president of Southern Illinois University, Morris' correspondence with his professional colleagues decreased and he referred questions and requests to others still active in the field.  In fact, the volume decreases markedly after that date since much of his correspondence from his administrative career is archived in the presidential papers. The sixty-four boxes of subject files are the result of combining Morris' handwritten and typed files and various loose papers into one series.  The majority of the papers are labeled according to Morris' original folder titles.  Variants are indicated by brackets.  The subject files compliment the correspondence and complete the core of information on speech and speech pathology.  The files consist primarily of reprints of articles under  the author's name, materials about professional and charitable organizations, information on meetings and conferences, school-related information such as syllabi, lesson plans and examinations for various university courses, departmental organization plans, partial case studies, and research ideas and tests. The papers in the subject files dating from the second half of Morris' career are much less numerous since the majority are in the presidents' papers.  They include most notably the "Campaign for the Liberal Arts Papers," a proposal to the Illinois state legislature for increased financial aid to SIU, and papers dating after his presidency concerning the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke, the National Institutes of Health, the National Council on Educating the Disadvantaged, and Morris' extensive foreign travels. The eight boxes, three packages, and five volumes of memorabilia consist primarily of awards, honors, organizational memberships, materials from Morris' inauguration, and photographs.  There are also a number of tapes, films, and records on various subjects but mostly relating to the field of speech or to SIU.

Collection Historical Note

Delyte Wesley Morris was born on April 11, 1907 in Xenia, Illinois.  He received his B.A. from Park College in Missouri in 1928, his M.A. from the University of Maine in 1934, and his PhD. from the State University of Iowa in 1936.  He began his long career as an educator by teaching high school at Sulphur, Oklahoma from 1928 to 1930.  He was an instructor in public speaking and director of forensic activities at the University of Maine from 1930 to 1936.  From 1936 to 1938 he was chairman of the speech department and director of the special education clinics at the Indiana State Teachers' College from 1938 to 1946.  Morris was professor of speech and director of the speech and hearing clinic at Ohio State University from 1946 to 1948 when he became president of Southern Illinois University, a position he held until he resigned in 1970.  In 1971, he became executive director for the National Council on Educating the Disadvantaged, and in 1972 a member of the Neurological Diseases and Stroke Council of the National Institute of Health. Morris married Dorothy Arnold Mayo and had two sons, Peter Craig and Michael Alen.  Dr. Morris died April 10, 1982.

Biographical Note

Delyte Wesley Morris was born on April 11, 1907 in Xenia, Illinois.  He received his B.A. from Park College in Missouri in 1928, his M.A. from the University of Maine in 1934, and his Ph.D. from the State University of Iowa in 1936.  He began his long career as an educator by teaching in the high school at Sulphur, Oklahoma from 1928 to 1930.  He was instructor in public speaking and director of forensic activities at the University of Maine from 1930 to 1936.  From 1936 to 1938 he was chairman of the speech department and director of the special education clinics at the Indiana State Teachers' College from 1938 to 1946.  Morris was professor of speech and director of the speech and hearing clinic at Ohio State University from 1946 until 1948 when he became president of Southern Illinois University, a position he held until he resigned in 1970.  In 1971 he became executive director for the National Council on Educating the Disadvantaged, and in 1972 a member of the Neurological Diseases and Stroke Council of the National Institute of Health.

Morris married Dorothy Arnold Mayo and had two sons, Peter Craig and Michael Alen.  Dr. Morris died April 10, 1982.

Subject/Index Terms

Ainsworth, Stanley.
Bryngelson, Bryng.
Hawk, Sara Stinchfield, b. 1885.
Johnson, Wendell, 1906-1965.
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968.
Koepp-Baker, Herbert.
Morris, Delyte W., 1906-1982
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Speech - Research - History

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Accession MSS 634, donated by Dorothy Morris

Acquisition Method: This collection was originally numbered MSS 133.  It was transferred to University Archives and renumbered FP 17-39-F1 in May 2010.

Related Materials: Delyte Morris Administrative Papers , 1916-1970 (3/2/8) in University Archives--box list is in pdf

Preferred Citation: [Item], Delyte W. Morris personal papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1928-1985],
[Series 2: Subject Files, 1916-1992],
[Series 3: Memorabilia, 1924-1993],
[Series 4: Package, 1923-1969],
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Series 3: Memorabilia, 1924-1993Add to your cart.
Box 110 contains awards and plaques.
Box 104Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Announcements of Art Shows, Museum Exhibits, Dedications, and other Cultural and Social EventsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Awards and Organizational MembershipsAdd to your cart.
Xeroxes of awards in Box 110; xeroxes of oversize awards in Package 1
Folder 3: Cards and InvitationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Commencements and ConvocationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Final Examination and Commencement for DoctorateAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Degrees and Funeral RemembranceAdd to your cart.
Box 105Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Grade Books and Appointment Books, 1937-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Inauguration as President of Southern Illinois University, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: InaugurationAdd to your cart.
Box 106Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Inauguration, cont., The Inauguration of Delyte Wesley Morris as Eighth President of Southern Illinois University May Fifth 1949,, 1949 May 5Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Francis Elizabeth Arnold, “An Investigation of the Picaresque Novel as a Source for Spanish Customs in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries”Add to your cart.
Master's thesis of Dorothy Morris’ mother, graph of Dorothy Morris’ family tree.
Folder 3: Music recitalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Invitations to the Inaugurations of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon Baines JohnsonAdd to your cart.
Box 107Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 108Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tennessee River Navigation Charts: Nashville DistrictAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Theatre programsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Theatre programsAdd to your cart.
Box 109Add to your cart.
Item 1: SIU Hearing, 1961 May 26Add to your cart.
Item 2: SIU Hearing, 1961 May 26Add to your cart.
Item 3: SIU Hearing, 1961 May 26Add to your cart.
Item 4: SIU Hearing, 1961 May 26Add to your cart.
Item 5: SIU Hearing, 1961 May 26Add to your cart.
Item 6: SIU Hearing, 1961 May 26Add to your cart.
Item 7: SIU Hearing, 1961 May 26Add to your cart.
Item 8: SIU Hearing, 1961 May 26Add to your cart.
Item 9: SIU Hearing, 1961 June 5Add to your cart.
Item 10: SIU Hearing, 1961 June 5Add to your cart.
Item 11: SIU Hearing, 1961 June 5Add to your cart.
Item 12: SIU Hearing, 1961 June 5Add to your cart.
Item 13: SIU Hearing, 1961 June 5Add to your cart.
Item 14: SIU Hearing, 1961 June 5Add to your cart.
Item 15: D. W. Morris Speech to Joint Civic Clubs.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Francis H. Horn, “Problems in Curriculum Making at the University Level,” ICP Unit District Workshop, SIU, Pere Marquette State Park., 1957 December 12Add to your cart.
Item 17: Morris Speech, 1963 November 4Add to your cart.
Item 18: Governor William Stratton Speaking at Southern Illinois University, 1960 October 14Add to your cart.
Item 19: Morris Speech at the Dedication of the Edwardsville Campus, 1966 May 13Add to your cart.
Item 20: Morris Speech at Convocation for New Students, 1956 September 27Add to your cart.
Item 21: Morris Speech to Chamber of Commerce, 1970 February 17Add to your cart.
Item 22: [D. W. Morris?] The Contemporary University, SIU News services, EdwardsvilleAdd to your cart.
Item 23: CampusAdd to your cart.
Item 24: Dr. Luna Leopold, Chief U. S. Geological Survey, Washington, D. C., Speech, 1964 May 26Add to your cart.
Item 25: Interdisciplinary Seminar, 1960 April 25Add to your cart.
Item 26: Delyte Morris Speech at Mattoon, IllinoisAdd to your cart.
Item 27: 84th Annual Commencement Exercises Southern Illinois University, 1959 June 17Add to your cart.
Speaker: Dr. Eric A. Walder, President, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
Item 28: Commencement, 1962Add to your cart.
Item 29: Morris Illustrated Lecture on “Some Thoughts from the East,” Interdisciplinary Seminar of Mississippi Valley Investigations, 1962 October 9Add to your cart.
Item 30: Harry Belafonte, “Blues,” Side 1Add to your cart.
Item 31: Mississippi River FestivalAdd to your cart.
Item 32: [Delyte W. Morris?] Speech at Ramada Inn Carbondale, Illinois, 1971 October 14Add to your cart.
Item 33: Commencement #1, 1962 June 13Add to your cart.
Item 34: Unity Daily Word, Week of July 1 –17Add to your cart.
Item 35: Harrison on the “Universality of Shakespeare”Add to your cart.
Item 36: Morris, “The Will to Achieve Excellence”, 1960 May 12Add to your cart.
Item 37: Faculty Recital by Bradford, 1958 February 2Add to your cart.
Item 38: Reel I, WJPF Telethon, 1970 May 13Add to your cart.
Item 39: Ground Breaking Ceremonies at New Edwardsville Campus, 1963 May 2Add to your cart.
Item 40: Presentation of the Man of the Year Award to Dr. Morris, 1969 February 27Add to your cart.
Item 41: SIU Radio “Man of the Year” Award to Delyte Morris, 1969 February 28Add to your cart.
Item 42: Discussion #9Add to your cart.
Item 43: SIU Radio Halftime Ceremonies at Homecoming, 1968 November 5Add to your cart.
Item 44: Freshman Convocation, 1956 September 27Add to your cart.
Item 45: Delyte Morris and Mr. Maremont EPEC (Environmental Planning/Edwardsville Campus) Press Conference, 1961Add to your cart.
Item 46: H. Allen Smith, Speech about SIU and President Morris, 1967 October 31Add to your cart.
Item 47: Delyte Morris, Talk on Community Development, 1963 December 8Add to your cart.
Item 48: Old Main Speech at Graduation, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 49: Inaugural Address, 1949 May 5Add to your cart.
Item 50: Tapes, Unidentified [4]Add to your cart.
Item 51: A, MorrisAdd to your cart.
Cassette Tapes
Item 52: #1 and #2, MorrisAdd to your cart.
Cassette Tapes
Item 53: The World Game (Sides 1 and 2) of Dr. R. Buckminster FullerAdd to your cart.
Cassette Tapes
Item 54: Tape, Unidentified [1]Add to your cart.
Cassette Tapes
Box 110Add to your cart.
Box 111Add to your cart.
Item 1: Dr. Delyte Morris, New York City, 1937 JuneAdd to your cart.
small recording
Item 2: Dr. Delyte Morris, New York University, 1934 SpringAdd to your cart.
small recording
Item 3: Coconut Woman/Tennis Twin MedleyAdd to your cart.
small recording
Item 4: Cross and Morris, 1937 December 6Add to your cart.
small recording
Item 5: Dr. Delyte Morris, 1937 December 6Add to your cart.
small recording
Item 6: Dr. Delyte Morris, 1937 September 14Add to your cart.
small recording
Item 7: Land of Lincoln/ShenendoahAdd to your cart.
small recording
Item 8: CrossAdd to your cart.
small recording
Item 9: Dr. Delyte Morris, 1937 December 13Add to your cart.
small recording
Item 10: A Bord D’un AppolloAdd to your cart.
small recording
Item 11: Record, Unidentified [1]Add to your cart.
small recording
Item 12: Delyte W. Morris Negative, 1943 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Slide Film Strips
Item 13: Speech Bureau, 1944 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Slide Film Strips
Item 14: Speech Bureau, Convoy and Pacific, negative copiesAdd to your cart.
Slide Film Strips
Item 15: School Buildings, AASA, 1973Add to your cart.
Slide Film Strips
Item 16: Strips, Unidentified [5]Add to your cart.
Slide Film Strips
Item 17: Speech Bureau Test Roll, Pictures and Focusing Sheet, 1944 January 6Add to your cart.
Slide Film Strips
Item 18: Henry Miller and Benard WolfeAdd to your cart.
cassette tape recording
Item 19: Richard AddingtonAdd to your cart.
cassette tape recording
Item 20: “At the Grocery Store”Add to your cart.
16mm Films
Item 21: Unidentified 16 mm tapes [3]Add to your cart.
16 mm reel to reel recordings
Item 22: unidentified tapes [2]Add to your cart.
small reel to reel recordings
Item 23: Dr. Delyte Morris, Centennial Address to Alumni Club via TelephoneAdd to your cart.
1/4" x 600 ft. reel
Item 24: Dr. Delyte Morris Legistlative Council DuplicateAdd to your cart.
1/4" X 1200 ft. reel
Item 25: “President Morris’ Address before the Annual Meeting of the East St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, Nov. 5, 1957.”, 16 mm tapeAdd to your cart.
Item 26: 3” Unidentified dictaphone tapes, (3)Add to your cart.
Item 27: 35mm Slides, (11).Add to your cart.
Item 28: Printing Plate of Photograph of Delyte W. MorrisAdd to your cart.
Item 29: Dr. Delyte Morris to Legislative Council, 1969Add to your cart.
1/4" X 1200 ft. reel
Item 30: Dr. Delyte Morris Alumni Day, 1976 June 6Add to your cart.
1/4" X 1200 ft. reel
Item 31: Wesley Wallace, 1976 February 6Add to your cart.
1/4" X 1200 ft. reel
Item 32: Dr. Delyte Morris Freshman Convocation Remarks, 1969 September 21Add to your cart.
1/4" X 1200 ft. reel
Item 33: Dr. Delyte Morris Alumni Banquet, 1969 June 14Add to your cart.
1/4" X 1200 ft. reel
Item 34: Delyte Morris, White County Alumni Club Meeting, 1963 April 24Add to your cart.
1/4" X 1200 ft. reel
Item 35: Dr. Delyte Morris, Alumni Banquet, 1969 June 14Add to your cart.
1/4" X 1200 ft. reel
Box 114Add to your cart.
Item 1: sashesAdd to your cart.
three burgundy, two purple, and one blue
Item 2: Morris Library PlatesAdd to your cart.
two plates with ornate edges and black stenciled drawing of Morris Library
Item 3: Bronze Sculpture PlaqueAdd to your cart.
Delyte W. Morris 1907-1982 President, Southern Illinois University 1948-1970 Sculpture presented by Southern Illinois University Foundation Displayed in SCRC workroom window
Item 4: Betty Mitchell's index to Morris Papers (Two Boxes)Add to your cart.
Box 120Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Art PiecesAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Delyte W. Morris Name Plate (Brown)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Delyte W. Morris Name Plate (Black)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Delyte W. Morris Name Plate (Wood)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Rotary Club of Chicago Award, 1962 March 13Add to your cart.
Item 6: VHS Tape: Dorothy Morris Family Slide Collection Tape #1, 1992 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Item 7: VHS Tape: Dorothy Morris Family Slide Collection Tape #2, 1992 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Item 8: VHS Tape: Dorothy Morris Slides Tape #6, 1993 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Item 9: VHS Tape: Dorothy Morris Slides Tape #7, 1993 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Item 10: VHS Tape: Dorothy Morris Slides Tape #8, 1993 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Item 11: VHS Tape: Dorothy Morris Slides Tape #9, 1993 MarchAdd to your cart.
Item 12: VHS Tape: Dorothy Morris Slides Tape #10, 1993 MarchAdd to your cart.
Item 13: VHS Tape: Dorothy Morris Slides Tape #11, 1993 MarchAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Delyte Morris Name Plate (Gold)Add to your cart.
Item 15: Seventh Biennial Convention of Pi Kappa Delta, Park College Delyte Morris Ribbon, 1926 April 2-5Add to your cart.
Item 16: Midland Trail Meet, Oration Delyte W. Morris, 1924 May 9Add to your cart.
Item 17: Earle Liederman Physical Culture School MedalAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Green/Red StringAdd to your cart.

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