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Guide to the Arthur A. Morris Papers, 1940-1996 (MC.0047)

Abstract

Contains the professional papers of Duke alumni, Arthur Allen Morris (1917-1997), founder and former president of the Neurosurgical Society of America. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, conference programs, proposals, newsletters, research materials, course notes, photographs, certificates, surgical tools, and abstracts. Materials range in date from 1940 to 1996.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
MC.0047
Title
Arthur A. Morris Papers
Date
1940-1996
Creator
Morris, Arthur Allen
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet (3 cartons) and 1 academic robe and hood
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Collection Overview

The collection contains records from Morris's work with the Neurosurgical Society of America (NSA) and additional professional materials. Materials include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, conference programs, proposals, newsletters, research materials, course notes, photographs, certificates, abstracts, and surgical tools. Materials range in date from 1940 to 1996.

Arrangement Note

This collection is organized into three series: Neurosurgical Society of America, 1947-1996; Records, 1940-1975; Artifacts, undated.

Restrictions on Access & Use

Some collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval.

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. Neurological Society of America, 1947-1996

Series Scope and Contents: This series contains records pertaining to the Neurosurgical Society of America, which Morris and sixteen others founded in 1948. Included in the series include are correspondence, conference programs, organizational constitutions and bylaws, proposals, meeting minutes, newsletters, and abstracts. Materials date from 1947 to 1996.

NSA Records, folder 1, 1947-1996
Box 1
NSA Records, folder 2, 1947-1996
Box 1
NSA Records, folder 3, 1947-1996
Box 1
NSA Records, folder 4, 1947-1996
Box 1
NSA Records, folder 5, 1947-1996
Box 1
NSA Records, folder 6, 1947-1996
Box 1
NSA Records, folder 7, 1947-1996
Box 1
NSA Records, folder 8, 1947-1996
Box 1
NSA Records, folder 9, 1947-1996
Box 1
NSA Records, folder 10, 1947-1996
Box 1
NSA Program Brochures, 1948-1994
Box 1

2. Records, 1940-1975

Series Scope and Contents: This series contains photographs, certificates, research materials, and course notes from Morris's time as a student. Materials date from 1940 to 1975.

Statistical Tables Used in Computing the Results of Temporal Lobectomy for Psychomeoter Epilepsy, 1954
Box 1
World Directory of Neurological Surgeons, 1973, 1975
Box 1
Certificates, 1949-1952
Box 1
Photographs, undated
Box 1
Course Notes (folder 1 of 2), 1940
Box 2
Course Notes (folder 2 of 2), 1940
Box 2
Course Notes (folder 1 of 2), 1941
Box 2
Course Notes (folder 2 of 2), 1941
Box 2
Doctors' Hospital (folder 1 of 2), 1962-1965
Box 2
Doctors' Hospital (folder 2 of 2), 1962-1965
Box 2
Research Materials, 1953-1959
Box 2

3. Artifacts, undated

Series Scope and Contents: Artifacts in this series include a microsurgery set, forceps, and an academic robe with a hood. Materials are undated.

Microsurgery Set, undated
Box 3
16 inch Tremann Forceps, undated
Box 3
16 inch Tremann Forceps, undated
Box 3
Academic Robe & Hood, undated
Box TXT137

Biographical Information

Arthur Morris (1917-1997) graduated with a B.S. from Duke University in 1940 and an M.D. in 1944. In 1948, he helped found the Neurosurgical Society of America and served as the society's president from 1948 to 1949.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arthur A. Morris Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2004.007 (gift, March 2004)

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives staff circa 2004