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Thomas Highley Morris Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0235

Scope and Contents

The Thomas Highley Morris Papers date from 1911 to 1959. The papers include personal records, files created during Morris' law practice, and records accumulated during his tenure as an official of the Johnson City Housing Authority. The records of Morris' law practice include files of World War I veterans who were attempting to recover government life insurance benefits and miscellaneous legal files. The veterans files make up approximately two thirds of the collection. Although the collection primarily consists of correspondence, the papers also include copies of Morris' publications, minutes, affidavits, copies of petitions filed in United States District Courts, personal histories of World War I veterans, depositions, copies of acts of Congress, and publications distributed to local housing authorities.


  • 1911 - 1959
  • Majority of material found within 1914 - 1941


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.


4.50 linear feet

Language of Materials



The papers are divided into three series: Series 1, Personal Records; Series 2, Legal Files; and Series 3, Johnson City Housing Authority Records.

Method of Acquisition

The Thomas Highley Morris Papers were donated to the Archives of Appalachia on November 9, 1984 and January 14, 1985 by Morris' daughter, Elizabeth Morris Bower, accessions 1985-058 and 1985-076.

Processing Information

Ed Speer completed processing and the papers were opened for research in August 1988.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA