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Finding-Aid for the Willie Morris SMMSS (MUM00323)

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Descriptive Summary
Morris, Willie
Willie Morris SMMSS.
Inclusive Dates:
Materials in:
Collection contains newspaper clippings, broadside, galleys, program, and correspondence related to Willie Morris. Items were created 1969-2000.
2 boxes.
B-8 (1 box) & G-11 (1 oversized box).
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
Cite as:
Willie Morris SMMSS (MUM00323). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection contains newspaper clippings, broadside, galleys, program, and correspondence related to Willie Morris. Items were created 1969-2000.

Access Restrictions
Use Restriction
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Container List

Box 1:

1.1 Various Newspaper Clippings and Internet Articles Regarding the August 2, 1999 Death of Willie Morris. (99-82).
1.2 Broadside. August 4, 1999. "Willie Morris, Honoring the Life of a Great Southern Writer"/ Congressional Record. (2000-31).
1.3 Invitation. February 13, 2000. Invitation to Premiere of Warner Brothers/ Alcon Entertainment Production of Willie Morris' "My Dog Skip." Jackson, MS. (2000-32).
1.4 Galleys of My Mississippi by Willie Morris, with photographs by David Rae Morris (3 versions). (2001-5: Oversize).
1.5 Production documents & slides for Alcon Entertainment's movie adaptation of My Dog Skip (2001-12).
1.6 Program. August 5, 1999. "A Celebration of the Life of Willie Morris: November 29, 1934-August 2, 1999." First United Methodist Church. Yazoo City, Mississippi. (2001-125).
1.7 TLS. August 7, 2000. R. Robert Rackley to Mr. Thomas Verich. Re: Attached photograph of Willie Morris and thanks for the archiving of Mr. Morris' papers. (#2001-126).
1.8 Screenplay. April 3, 1998. Screenplay for "My Dog Skip" adapted by Gail Gilchriest for Alcon Entertainment. (#2001-127).
1.9 Miscellaneous Papers. 1 page of directory (copy); 1 page of essay on Morris (copy); TLS (copy) 19 November 1997 from Horton Foote to "William".
1.10 Four TLS from James Dickey to Willie Morris (copy). 16 March 1969, 4 August 1970, 21 May 1971, 10 January 1972.

Box 2--Oversize

1.1 The 1954 Cactus (University of Texas yearbook), Morris photographs on pp. 85 & 405.
1.2 The 1952 Mingo Chito (Yazoo City High School, Yazoo City, Mississippi). Willie Morris' personal copy with inlaid program and invitation to graduation ceremony. Also includes two inlaid letters from Tulane University regarding Willie Morris' scholarship.