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Finding Aid for the Willie Morris Periodicals (MUM00322)

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Finding Aid for the Willie Morris Periodicals



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00322/
Title: Willie Morris Periodicals
Dates: 1965-1981
Collector: Morris, Willie
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.42 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00322
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Contains periodicals with articles related to author Willie Morris.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, July 2012.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Morris, Willie
Authors, American -- Mississippi


Formats

magazines (periodicals)


Biographical Note

Willie Morris was born November 29, 1934, in Jackson, Mississippi, and soon after moved to Yazoo City, where he spent his childhood and youth. He was educated at the University of Texas, where he became editor of The Daily Texan, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1956. After graduation, Morris went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. From 1960-62 he edited the Texas Observer. From 1963-67 he was an associate editor at Harper's Magazine, and editor-in-chief from 1967 to 1971. In 1980 he became the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi.

Morris' many works include: North Toward Home (1967); Yazoo: Integration in a Deep-Southern Town (1971); Good Old Boy (1971); James Jones: A Friendship (1978); The Courting of Marcus Dupree (1983); Homecomings (1989); New York Days (1993); A Prayer for the Opening of the Little League Season (1995); My Dog Skip (1995); and The Ghosts of Medgar Evers (1998).


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains periodicals with articles related to author Willie Morris.


User Information

Preferred Citation

Willie Morris Periodicals, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Willie Morris Periodicals are open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Willie Morris Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library

Willie Morris Small Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library


Container List

1.1 Harper's, April 1965
1.2 Harper's, June 1970
Scope: Two copies
1.3 Life, June 1981
Scope: Two copies
1.4 Saturday Evening Post, 7 October 1967
Scope: Two copies