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Mrs. James Morton Newspaper Clippings Collection

Identifier: ahc.MSS162

Scope and Content

The collection is a mixture of newspaper clippings and magazine articles pertaining primarily to Georgia writers. The clippings and articles include book reviews, speaking engagements, and life events for each author. Some of the authors included in the collection are Wright Bryan, Caroline Miller, Joel Chandler Harris, Flannery O’Connor, Corbett H. Thigpen, Nunnally Johnson, Carson McCullers, Ralph McGill, and Medora Field Perkerson. There are also files pertaining to topics that influenced American culture and politics. The topics found within the collection include Civil Rights, cotton production, politics, poverty, and the Peace Corps. The Atlanta Journal, Atlanta Constitution, and the Athens Banner-Herald, Georgia are the primary sources for the materials.


  • 1907-1972


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Biographical information about Mrs. James Morton has not been determined.


2.17 linear ft.



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to the author’s last name

Immediate Source of Acquisition:


General Physical Description note

2.17 linear feet (1 document case and 1 oversize box)

Processing Information:

Collection reprocessed in 2009.
Mrs. James Morton Newspaper Clippings Collection: ahc.MSS 162
An Inventory of Her Papers at the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Inventory prepared by Melanie Stephan
June 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305