Aubrey Morris papers


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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1961 – 2002
Scope and Content Note: Includes audio recordings of Dateline America, The World Today (1983-1984), and Georgia Crossroads (1983) and several films including Ernest Vandiver in Milledgeville, Georgia.
Biographical Note:

Aubrey R. Morris (1922-2010) was born in Roswell, Georgia, and grew up writing for the local newspaper. He attended the University of Georgia and studied journalism and worked as an intern for the Atlanta Journal, and edited the UGA yearbook. On the day of his college graduation, he started as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal, and covered Atlanta and city hall. He also started the first public information office at the state transportation department. After thirteen years at the Journal, he joined WSB-TV, and helped to develop the first radio news department in Georgia. He covered the major events, state-wide, national, and international, of the day, including desegregation, the Vietnam War, and Martin Luther King, Jr. He served thirty years as news and editorial director at WSB, retiring in 1987.


Extent: 151 items
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Related materials in other repositories: Aubrey Morris papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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