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Elliston Perot Morris Jr. scrapbook


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Elliston Perot Morris Jr. (1899-1980), the son of Marriott Canby Morris and Jane Rhoads, was named after his grandfather. He was from Germantown, Pennsylvania, and at the age of seven, he began photographing family scenes. He and his family enjoyed summers at "Dalibarda," a lodge at the Pocono Lake Preserve, and at "Cedar Mer" at Sea Girt, New Jersey.

Morris was a member of the Haverford College class of 1922, however he entered in 1917 and left from 1919 through 1920 to aid during the Reconstruction after World War I in France. During his time at Haverford, Morris was involved in the Cricket team, Wogglebug (a type of soccer) team, campus soccer teams, radio club, and the scientific society. He was also an active member of the Friends Relief Committee.

He went on to receive a master's of forestry degree (MF) from Yale University. He was a lifelong member of the Society of Friends, and did work with American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in France after WWI and in West Virginia during the Great Depression. He was a member of the Westtown School Committee, and the Haverford College and Friends Hospital Corporations. He was a member of the Southampton Monthly Meeting and participated in the Bucks Quarterly and Philadelphia Yearly meetings. During World War II, he was jailed as a conscientious objector.

In 1943, he married Anna Sayler, and they had four children (William P., Eleanor M. Cox, Jonathan W., and David M.). He died in 1980, at his home in Southampton, Pennsylvania.

The scrapbook covers Morris's time at Haverford College from 1917 through 1922, with a few documents from 1923. A significant portion of the scrapbook contains photographs of the campus, professors and administrators, athletics teams and events (including the football, soccer, and track), and several photographs of fellow students. The rest of the scrapbook is comprised of drawings, newspaper clippings, programs and brochures, smaller photographs, and other miscellanea. Information about student traditions and events is also present in the form of programs, fliers, and dance cards, as well as obituaries of several faculty members, including Francis B. Gummere and Isaac Sharpless. In addition to documenting the Morris's time at Haverford, the scrapbook also contains material on events of national importance including a spread concerning the end of World War I with photographs, newspaper clippings, and confetti from the parade at Market Street, and informational material from the first election in which women could vote nationally.

There is no information in the scrapbook about his time off from college/abroad from 1918 to 1920.

One volume and one folder, original order of volume maintained, loose materials housed in folder.

Acquisition unknown.

Processed by Kavita Shroff; completed March, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kavita Shroff
Finding Aid Date
March 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Elliston Perot Morris Jr. scrapbook, 1917-1923.
Volume 1
Detailed List of Contents

Admissions letter signed by Isaac Sharpless Several pages with autographs, photographs, and comments from classmates Photographs from 1917 of Sharpless Hall construction and of Founders Photographs of professors Photographs of Roberts, Barclay, Founders, Chase, Observatory, Hall, Lloyd, Union, Ryan gym (mostly exterior but some interior photos) Photos of football team, gymnastics team, track team individuals from soccer team (coach) Photographs of football games (Haverford vs Delaware, Haverford vs F & M, Haverford vs Swarthmore, 1917) Photographs of skating on what became the Duck Pond Photographs of Presidents William Wistar Comfort and Isaac Sharpless Photographs of Cane Rush Photographs of Haverford College barn burning (1922) Photographs of Graduation and class of 1912 reunion (1922) Drawings, programs, newspaper articles, other papers, photographs , pamphlets Commencement program and invitation 1918 1 page spread on controversy involving Henry J. Cadbury- newspaper clippings 3 page spread about end of World War I Paper medal for Friends War Relief Campaign Fund Haverford College Absence Regulations 3 page spread about death of Mayor Rudolph Blankenburg Invitation and program for Haverford Parliament (raise money for endowment fund) Obituaries of Francis B. Gummere and Isaac Sharpless (1920) Dance card from 1920 Junior Dance Poster for Friends War Relief Service Notice about prohibition of firearms by William Wistar Comfort (1920) Newspaper article about Herbert Hoover speaking in Roberts Hall (December 15, 1920) Obituary of Allen C. Thomas 2 page spread about 1920 elections/voting procedure- first time women voted nationally Photo of KKK meeting in Stone Mountain (near Atlanta) 2 page spread about psychological study in which Haverford freshman outperformed students from 77 other colleges; testing an Intelligence exam to be used for college admissions (1922) Newspaper article about the barn fire (1922) Flier about Disarmament Conference (1922) Newspaper article about death of George Thomas, 4th from a golfing accident

Loose scrapbook materials, undated.
Volume 1 Folder 1

List of students taking train for Hoboken, NJ for athletics (football?) (1921) Report card for 2d half year 1921-1922 Program and ticket for Asheeko: An African Pageant, by Native African Women and Men Artists (1922) Flier for Mid-Winter Dinner with info about speakers Cullun Cain and Royal J Davis (1922) Mid-Winter dinner 1922 (menu, program, and placecard) Letter to Morris from A. H. Wilson (1922) Invitation to 1922 Commencement Newspaper article about class day at Haverford (1922) Announcement for Senior Dance (1922) Commencement 1922 program Extract from commencement address by Rufus M. Jones (c. 1922) Article about Rufus M. Jones commencement address (1922) Newspaper article about Haverford beginning radio broadcasting (1923) Article about the disappearance of a Haverford alumni from MIT (1923) Annual report of Campus Club at Haverford, with member list (1923) 1923 commencement invitation Cardboard sign with drawing Political ad for Pinchot for governor Questionnaire about morals at Haverford (mostly concerning the behavior of women- ie smoking and "petting parties") (n.d.) Song sheet (pamphlet with song lyrics)

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