Preliminary Guide to the Dennis Morrison Papers
MS.2004.11

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Morrison, Dennis J.
Title
Dennis Morrison Papers
ID
MS.2004.11
Date [inclusive]
1955-1980
Extent
2.0 Linear feet 2 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: 2-6-5-2)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Dennis Morrison was the Assistant to Dr. Glenn Terrell, the President of Washington State University from 1967-1985. Morrison served as the Assistant to the President from 1969 to 1985, and was the only person to hold this post as WSU dropped the position following Morrison's retirement. Morrison had worked with the WSU News Service prior to his appointment as the Assistant to the President.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains professional papers of Dennis J. Morrison, pertaining to his work with Washington State University News Service and as the Assistant to President Dr. Glenn Terrell at WSU. The collection consists of records and event schedules pertaining to projects at WSU, including the KWSU program on black and white relations, racism workshops, the Murrow Center program, the WSU Memorial High School in Congo, as well as a scrapbook of letters by President Terrell, newspaper clippings, photographs, films, audio recordings, and books. Many of the files regarding racism concern an incident at the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house in 1969 that reflects the social tensions of the time. The collection also contains incoming and outgoing correspondence with departments at WSU, other universities, and various forms of media.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It has not yet been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Judith Morrison to the Washington State University Libraries in 2004 (MS 2004-11).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Assistant to the President Records (Archives 216)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- History -- Sources.
  • Washington State University--Administration--Archives

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