Scope and arrangement
The papers of Allan Morrison, 1940-1968, have been divided into six series: Personal Papers, Correspondence, Writings and Speeches, Printed Material, Research File,and Photographs.
The Allan Malcolm Morrison papers are arranged in six series:
- 1961, Oct 14-1967, Mar. 16, n.d.
The Personal Papers(1961-1967, n.d.) include a resume and various certificates of merit. Morrison's private address book is also a part of this file.
The Correspondence,1940-1968, consists largely of letters to Morrison from various business associates, covering all facets of his interests and career. A number of personal letters as well as several pieces of miscellaneous general correspondence are also included.
The Writings and Speeches,1940-1967, include those by Morrison and other authors. Some writings appear to be anonymous but could have been written by Morrison. A piece of sheet music by Andres Witlay can also be found along with miscellaneous undated notes. The Armed Forces material included in this file consists mostly of Stars and Stripescorrespondence and articles. There are also a number of typescripts.
The Printed Material,1955-1967, is comprised of press releases, reports and pamphlets, largely political in nature.
The Research File,1951-1968, appears to be the result of the collection of materials by Morrison and his staff as the basis for particular stories. For the most part his subject headings have been retained, the individual folders have been arranged alphabetically, and the contents of each folder are in chronological order. The folders include printed material, newspaper clippings, and correspondence as well as some handwritten notes to and from Morrison and his associates.
The Photographsare a miscellaneous collection, dealing mostly with the entertainment industry. One folder is devoted to Cannonball Adderley. In addition, a folder of photographs devoted to cricket illustrates Morrison's avid interest in that sport. The photographs have not been microfilmed and have been transferred to the Photographs and Prints Division at the Schomburg Center.