Department of Special Collections and University Archives
McFarlin Library. University of Tulsa.  2933 E. 6th St.  Tulsa, OK.  74104-3123 (OKT - OkTU)

Lerona Rosamond Morris papers

Collection 1990-006


Dates:  1928-1944.

Extent:  (3 boxes).

Level of Description:  Item level.

Name of creator(s):  Lerona Rosamond Morris.

Date of creation:   Undetermined.

Scope and Content:   The papers are organized into 3 series:

Series 1: Correspondence consists primarily of promotional material from various publishing companies for whom Morris sold magazine subscriptions.  Also included is a letter from Morris’ sister, Lillie, and a school paper written by Morris’ son, Harold.  The correspondence dates from 1932-1938. 

Series 2: Writings consists primarily of manuscript material relating to Morris’ historical novel, When East Goes West.  The remaining manuscript material consists of autograph and typescript fragments by Morris, autograph and typescript articles by contributing authors, and material excised from magazines and newspapers, for three historical works: Oklahoma.  The Land of Opportunity; Oklahoma.  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; and Tulsa,The City Beautiful.

Series 3: Miscellaneous consists of unidentified notes, advertisements, press cuttings of general subject matter, and sample copies of magazines which (according to Fannie Brownlee Misch) Morris sold subscriptions to.  It is possible that Morris may have written ad copy and/or articles for magazines and newspapers such as those found within the miscellaneous material, but there is no substantial evidence of this in this collection.

Administrative/Biographical History: 

Access and Copyright:  This material is housed off-site and will require special arrangements for anticipated use. Contact the Department of Special Collections.

Language and Scripts:  English.

Finding aid/Inventory:  Finding aid is available online.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition:   Unknown.

Date(s) of description:   Milissa Burkart, Dec 1990.

Access Points:

Subject Headings 

Personal names 

Corporate names



Series 1:  Correspondence

Anderson, Mrs. from Lerona Rosamund Morris.  No date.

Bland, Mattie.  No date.  Handwriten quotation.

Brooks, Leslie.  No date.  Handwritten and signed cover letter with typed list of prominent Texas women.

Bryant Slenderizing Apparel, Lane.  No date.

Child Life.  1932, 1935.

Christian Herald, The.  No date.

Clarke’s Good Clothes.  1935.

Co-operative Publishing Company.  1932.

Crawford, John Stubbs.  No date.  Acknowledgment of sympathy.


Crowell Publishing Company.  1935-1937.  Pin Money Club letters, bulletins, magazine guide.

Crowley the Magazine Man, Inc.  1937.

Curtis Publishing Company.  1936, 1938, no date.  Promotional material.


DeLong Subscription Agency, Inc.  No date.  Promotional material.

First Baptist Church.  1933.  4 order of service programs.

Franklin Square Agency, The.  1936-1937.  Receipts, magazine subscription trade price list.

Inland Iron Works Company.  1933.  Envelope only.

The Jinger Jar.  1937.  Magazine representative newsletter.

[Korp], Mary Buckner.  1933.

Lillie.  1936.

McCall Company, The.  1936.  Promotional material.

Messerly Rug and Furniture Cleaning Company.  No date.  Advertisement cards.

Misch, Fannie Brownlee.  1978.   Handwritten and signed note pertaining to contents of the collection.


Moore-Cottrell Subscription Agencies, Inc.  1936.  Trade price list of foreign and domestic magazines, promotional material.

Muskogee County.  1934.


Morris, Harold.  No date.  Handwritten paper, “Tired Gleaners.”

New Method Clinic.  No date.  Advertisement card.

Oliver, Delma.  1934.

Plumbers Trade Journal Publishing Company, The.  1930.  Journal editor to J. L. Heath.

Ruple, Mrs. Frederick.  1932.


Silver Dust.  No date.  Advertisement.

Snethen, Dr. C. Ethel.  1938.  Copy of Your Health.

Southwest Magazine, The.  1933.

Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.  1938.  Phone bill.

Time, Inc.  1936.

1:7 Unidentified.    
Series 2:  Writings
1:1 [“Brother Stubblefield of Ardmore.”]  Handwritten draft, 4p.    
1:2 [“Crisco.”]  Handwritten fragment of possible advertisement for vegetable shortening.    
1:3 [“Mary Pickford.”]  Handwritten [article] in several versions, 5p.    

“The Mistletoe Inn.”  Handwritten story, 21p; typescript of another version, 11p.


Oklahoma.  The Land of Opportunity.

Handwritten and carbon copy articles.

Excised material from magazines and newspapers.

Photo reproductions of photos to be used.

Publisher’s announcement of contest being held for best articles and stories to be compiled for Morris’ book, with unidentified handwritten fragment on verso.

Publication announcements.

(See also on-line catalogue)

1:6 Oklahoma.  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

Handwritten and carbon copy typed draft fragments of articles.

Excised material from magazines and newspapers;

Photo reproductions of photos to be used.

(See also on-line catalogue)


Handwritten and typed drafts and draft fragments of articles [not included in the book] relating to Native Americans in Oklahoma.


Relating to interesting people.


Fragments relating to Payne County, railroads, work and history of the Oklahoma State Federation of Women’s Clubs, and the oil industry.


Relating to missionary work in Oklahoma.


Relating to education in Oklahoma.


Research material acquired from the Plumbing and Heating Industries Bureau.


“Should a Wife Surrender to Any Rival?”  Handwritten article, 4p; typescript of same, 2p; typescript of another version, 2p; typed fragments, 2p.

1:14  Tulsa.  The City Beautiful.

“Tulsa’s Awakening.”  Typed draft with handwritten revisions, 22p.

1:15 When East Goes West.

Typed and carbon copy typed drafts with handwritten revisions, p1-5, 7-90.


p91-104, 105-110, 125-127, 139-207.




Handwritten and typed fragments, 84p.

1:19 [Unidentified.]  Handwritten fragments, 4p.    
Series 3:  Miscellaneous

Agent’s receipt book for The American Boy.

Old Spanish Trail Travel log.  1928.

Publisher’s announcement for Sun-Dial by Hal Jean Hammond.

Advertisements for Mrs. Milton Roe Sabin Studios and others.

1:2 Pamphlets, Oklahoma Baptist University course catalogue, copy of Baptist Messenger.    
1:3 Press cuttings of general subject matter.    

Various magazines to which (according to Fannie Brownlee Misch) Morris sold subscriptions.  Titles include:

Southern Baptist Convention Series: Intermediate Quarterly (1933); Advanced Quarterly (1933); Adult Quarterly (1936, 1937).

The Family Circle (1934).

Junior Home for Parent and Child (1933).

The Cradle Roll Home (1934).

The Mentor (1927, 1928).

The Household Magazine (1933).

 Holland's Magazine of the South (1931, 1935).



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