Finding Aid for the Jack Morrison Papers, 1940-1989

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1998
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Jack Morrison Papers, 1940-1989

Collection number: 290

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1998
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002 and March 2003
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jack Morrison Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1989
Collection number: 290
Creator: Morrison, Jack, 1912-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 24 cartons (24 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Jack Sherman Morrison (1912-1997) was a theater arts professor, fine arts dean, theater director, advisor to the dean of the UCLA College of Fine Arts, and winner of the UCLA Life Achievement Award in 1980. The collection consists of Morrison's personal papers, letters, articles, photographs, memos, speeches, teaching materials, tapes, film, and costume sketches.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jack Sherman Morrison, 1994.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jack Morrison Papers (Collection 290). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233455 

Biography

Jack Sherman Morrison was born on December 17, 1912 in Santa Barbara, California; BA (1934), MA (1951), UCLA; Ed.D., University of Southern California, 1962; director of theater activities (1938-47), associate professor of theatre arts (1957-66), UCLA; professor of theatre and dean of College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, 1966-71; associate director of arts in education for JDR 3rd fund, 1971-76; in 1976 appointed executive director, American Theatre Association; theater consultant to Arts and Humanities Branch, U.S. Office of Education; executive editor of Design; publications include The Rise of the Arts on the American Campus (1973) and The Maturing of the Arts on the American Campus: a Commentary (c. 1985); advisor to the dean, UCLA College of Fine Arts; winner of the UCLA Life Achievement Award in 1980; he died on February 20, 1997.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of personal papers, letters, articles, photographs, memos, speeches, teaching materials, tapes, film, and costume sketches of theater arts professor, fine arts dean, and theater director, Jack Sherman Morrison. Contains material on Arts in Education, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Cleveland Area Arts Council, American Theater Association, National Council on the Arts, Gulbenkian Foundation Advisory Committee on the Arts, and International Council of Fine Arts Deans.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Morrison, Jack, 1912- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Theater Arts--Faculty--Archival resources.
Theatrical producers and directors--United States--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

Bio-bibliographies, Curriculum vitaes, files and correspondence, 1985-1986.

Box 2

Memos, articles, speeches, Kenneth MacGowan file.

Box 3

Correspondence, 1983-1986 and project files.

Box 4

Correspondence 1970-1973, 1984-1985, OEDIE, deanships, Morrison Report & Master Plan.

Box 5

Correspondence 1985-1986, Arts in Education, correspondence 1973-1975.

Box 6

Files: American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA), AETA, etc., memos 1985-1986 to Dean Gray.

Box 7

Files: 1960s, CEMREL reports.

Box 8

World War II correspondence, UCLA material.

Box 9

Files: NEA, AAMT, Cleveland Area Arts Council, Mexico, New Orleans, unfoldered material.

Box 10

America Theater Association files, personal.

Box 11

Files, UCLA course material, printed material.

Box 12

Morrison Curriculum vitae, correspondence 1959-1960s, correspondence with Jeanne Cagney, JDR 3rd Fund, Ohio University.

Box 13

Ohio University papers, National Council on the Arts, America Theater Association, printed material, personal.

Box 14

UCLA files, Morrison transcript, resume, Gulbenkian Foundation Advisory Committee on the Arts.

Box 15

The Rise of the Arts on the American Campus, International Council of Fine Arts Deans.

Box 16

America Theater Association, 1976-1979.

Box 17

The International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) 1973, files on theater & dance 1975.

Box 18

1975 files, 1971 files, files on theater & dance, 1975.

Box 19

America Theater Association, 1979-1982, 1983-1984.

Box 20

JDR 3rd Fund, speeches & articles by JM, JM kudos file, JM publications, reprints, thesis (1951), dissertation (1962).

Box 21

Theater files, background material for The Rise of the Arts on the American Campus, AHE, articles, papers, consulting, correspondence.

Box 22

Files--various subjects.

Box 23

JM correspondence (1966-1989), including UCLA, conference files, JM article Academic Flesh Peddlers.

Box 24

Just by Albert Camus, From the Heart by JM re Jeanne Morrison, Carola by Jean Renoir, A War Several Wars Ago by Irwin Shaw, conference files, UCLA, Wenner, Deja Vu, miscellaneous.

Box 25

Tapes, film, UCLA, biographical material, miscellaneous.

Box 26

Costume sketches, photos, Watch works, Seven Princesses, children's drawings, JDR 3rd Fund research 1971.