Lee Morrison Collection, 1946-2011
Compiled by: Peter Watt, June 2013
Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title: Lee Morrison Papers, 1946-2011
Collection No.: SC 5041
Creator: Lee Morrison
Extent: 2 Boxes, 48 Folders; 2 linear feet
Abstract: The materials presented in this collection are the personal papers of Dr. Lee Morrison. These files contain materials from conferences, speeches, diplomas and awards, photos, reports on women’s issues in sports and education, and personal reflections.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Preferred Citation: [identification of item] Lee Morrison Papers, 1946-2011, SC 5041, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
Acquisition Information: Lee Morrison donated the materials to Special Collections in October of 2012.
Other Formats Available: None
Provenance: Donated directly by Lee Morrison in October 2012.
Processing Information: None
Bio/Historical Note: Dr. Lonnie “Lee” Leotus Morrison was a professor, coach, and administrator at Madison College starting in 1954 until she retired in 1989. She graduated from Georgia State College for Women in 1948 with a B.S. in Education. She then went on to get her M.A. from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1951. After acquiring the position at Madison College, she received her doctorate at Indiana University in 1964. In 1967, she became the Coordinator of Women’s Sports for Madison College. From 1972 until her retirement in 1989 she served as the Associate Director of Athletics for James Madison University. Dr. Morrison dedicated her professional career to promoting equality in collegiate sports. After the passage of Title IX, an educational amendment that banned sex discrimination in any program receiving federal aid, she was still involved in many organizations that fought to end sex discrimination in school athletics. She was a member of the Virginia Association for Girls and Women in Sport and a founding board member of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), for which she later served as president. She worked on numerous committees at the state, regional, and national level for the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport. Throughout her career she won many awards for her dedication. After retirement, she helped establish the Morrison-Bruce Center for The Promotion of Physical Activity for Girls and Women on the JMU campus.
Scope and Content: The Lee Morrison Papers, 1946-2011, consist of 2 linear feet of material. The materials presented in this collection are the personal papers of Dr. Lee Morrison. These files contain materials from conferences, speeches, diplomas and awards, photos, reports on women’s issues in sports and education, and personal reflections.
Arrangement: This collection is arranged in the same order in which it was donated to maintain significance.
1:1 Self Portraits
1:2 Leadership and Development for Women Course Materials
1:3 Diplomas, Awards, and Certificates
1:4 Mary Baldwin Parent’s Council Spring Symposium, 2003
1:5 Honorary Doctorate and JMU Summer Commencement, 1990
1:6 American Council of Education Agenda
1:7 Women in Sport - A Progress Report
1:8 NAGWS Conference Materials at Temple University
1:9 Germany Trip Oct. 9-28, 1977
1:10 Caroline Sinclair Portfolio
1:12 AIAW Press Pictures
1:13 Commencement Speech Summer, 1990
1:14 UNESCO Conference Paris, France, 1978
1:16 Center for the Promotion of Physical Activity for Girls and Women, 2004
1:17 NACWAA Lifetime Achievement Award, 1998
1:18 AIAW Reunion in Florida, 2009
1:20 AIAW Documents, 1974
1:21 Women’s Fitness Center
1:22 Poems and Thoughts
1:23 Speech Material
1:25 Chuck Walcott Interview
1:26 Tucker Center Newsletter, 2005
1:27 Morrison-Bruce Center
1:28 Women’s Colleges and Athletics Conference, 2002
1:29 Speech- G. Hunt, 2008
1:30 Women in Sports Readings
1:32 Mudjie Research
1:33 Title IX Timeline
1:35 Greater Savannah hall of Fame Banquet, 2008
1:34 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, 2000
1:35 AIAW History
1:36 Personal Reflections
1:38 CAA folder and Smith Magazine
2:1 Women’s Issues Think Tank, 1998-1990
2:3 Think Tank on Women
2:4 Think Tank Report
2:6 Smith Archives
2:7 National Girls and Women In Sports Day, 2005
2:9 Title IX Under George W. Bush
2:10 Speeches and Articles