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Delyte Morris photograph collection


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Delyte Morris photograph collection, 1949-1973 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Title: Delyte Morris photograph collection, 1949-1973Add to your cart.

ID: 2/3/UAPH 17

Extent: 2.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The folders are arranged chronologically by date.

Date Acquired: 07/29/1977

Forms of Material: Morris, Delyte W., 1906-1982 - Photographs, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection pertains to the career of former Southern Illinois University president Delyte Wesley Morris and includes negatives, photographs, and ephemera.  Many photos show school related activities, meetings, commencements, cornerstone laying ceremonies and special events like Alumni Day, Coke Hour (a social event for meeting with new students), and the annual Christmas celebration.  Photos from the first moon landing set the stage.  Highlights include visits to campus from presidential candidates, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, the basketball Salukis attending the National Invitational Tournament in Madison Square Garden, photos from the International Student Center on campus, and master plans of S.I.N.U. campus.  Pictures of his sons growing up and a few family photos round out the collection.  Also included is the statue of Morris sculpted by Frieda Brilliant.

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 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.

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 party 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 int his collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Accessions mss634 on 7/29/1977; 1774 on 6/26/2001.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Delyte Morris Photograph Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Processed by Beth Martell, March 2013

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Folder 1: Delyte Morris, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Delyte Morris, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Delyte Morris, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Delyte Morris' Photo Album, 1949 June-1951 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: President Morris' Photo Album, 1951 June-1952 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: President Morris' Photo Album, 1952 May-1952 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Governors, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 8: President Morris' Photo Album, 1952 November-1953 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: President Morris' Photo Album, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 10: President Morris' Photo Album, 1953 June-NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: SIU - Southern Illinois Women's Day, 1954 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Delyte Morris, 1954 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: '55 at Southern, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Alpha Phi Omega horseback trip over the Southern Trailway, 1955 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Morris Library Cornerstone Laying, 1955 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Photographs, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Cornerstone Laying Program and Ceremony, New Agriculture Building, 1956 June 17Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Pictorial Record of Activities, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Presidential Election Campaigns, 1956, 1960Add to your cart.
Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and Governor William Stratton.
Folder 20: Pictorial Record of Activities, 1 of 2, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Pictorial Record of Activities, 2 of 2, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Alumni Day and 82nd Commencement, 1957 June 15-16Add to your cart.

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