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John G. Morris collection

Identifier: AG 127

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of an untitled lecture (?) or reminiscences by John G. Morris (1916-2017), about his career and interaction with other photographers, 1937-1974. Morris was an editor for Life and The New York Times. He also was a founding member of the Magnum Photo Agency. Includes eighteen transparencies and a caption list, circa 1980. The collection is inactive.


  • circa 1937-1994


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Duplication of unpublished material is prohibited. See the Archivist for information.

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission from the copyright owner (which could be the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates or literary executors) prior to any copyright-protected uses of the collection.

The user agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Center of Creative Photography, including its officers, employees, and agents, from and against all claims made relating to copyright or other intellectual property infringement

Biographical Note

John G. Morris was born on December 7, 1916 in Maple Shade, New Jersey. Morris was a photo editor and was responsible for photographs that were ultimately used in publications such as Life and The New York Times. Morris also worked for Ladies Home Journal and The Washington Post. In 1983 Morris moved to Paris where he worked as the European correspondent for National Geographic. Morris turned 100 years old in December of 2016 and passed away in 2017.


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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Activity files, circa 1937-1994, 1 box

Processing Information

The materials found in this collection were withdrawn from MISCELLANEOUS SMALL COLLECTIONS (AG 8, Subgroup 10) by Kristi Bradford in April, 1990. The finding aid was updated by Phoenix Smithey in March 2017 and by Tai Huesgen in December 2020.

John G. Morris collection circa 1937-1994
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© 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

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