Mary Lane Morrison collection on school integration in Savannah (Ga.)
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Mary Lane Morrison collection on school integration in Savannah (Ga.)

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Morrison, Mary Lane, 1907-1994.
Title: Mary Lane Morrison collection on school integration in Savannah (Ga.)
Dates: 1970-1971
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 1216

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Lane Morrison (1907-1994) was born in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of Mills Bee Lane, Sr. and Mary Comer Lane. She graduated from Smith College in 1929. Morrison was the curator of the Georgia Historical Society and a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the state of Georgia. She was an author, writing John S. Norris: Architect in Savannah (Savannah, Ga.: Beehive Press, 1980) and editing Historic Savannah (Savannah, Ga.: Historic Savannah Foundation, 2005). Born Mary Lane, she married Howard J. Morrison; they had two sons, Howard J. Morrison, Jr. and Mills L. Morrison, as well as a daughter, Mary M. Morrison Clarke. Morrison died on July 16, 1994.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three papers that trace part of the school integration movement in Savannah, Georgia. All three papers were written after integration had become a national law.

Index Terms

Civil actions.
Morrison, Mary Lane, 1907-1994.
Savannah (Ga.)
School integration--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Mary Lane Morrison collection on school integration in Savannah (Ga.), MS 1216, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mary Morrison, 1972.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1"For Information Purposes Only", 1970 August 22 ( 23.0 p. ) (Positive photocopy.)
This packet gives definitions of terms and the tentatively "amended regulations for continuing resolution for emergency school assistance program."


2Civil Action, No. 1316. Ralph Stell, et al vs. Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and the County of Chatham, et al., 1971 June 30 ( 16.0 p. ) (Positive photocopy.)
Regarding integration of the high schools and junior high schools.


3Same. Savannah, 1971 August 31 ( 21.0 p. ) (Positive photocopy.)
Regarding integration of elementary schools.