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Title: Catherine Morris Papers

Dates: 1800s-1987

Collection Number: 10315

Quantity: 13 feet

Abstract: Consists of correspondence, subject files, legal documents, photographs, scrapbooks, printed material, notes, and desk diaries. Papers relate primarily to family affairs and Morris’ legal practice.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Catherine Morris Papers from Patricia Lidstrom in March 1983 and from Terry Nelson in August 2003.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs. Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code or an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements are needed.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Catherine E. Morris was born December 3, 1898 in Bismarck, North Dakota to Edward E. and Catherine (Richey) Morris. She had one sister, Boniface Morris. Catherine graduated from Bismarck High School in 1917 and then worked for the law firm Dullam and Young. She studied law through the American Extension University and was admitted to the bar in January 1928, the second waoman in North Dakota admitted to the bar. When Clyde Young retired In January 1961 she opened her private law office. Catherine Morris practiced law for 50 years and retired in 1982 She was a charter member of Zonta Women's International Service Club and a member of Pioneer Daughters, the American Bar Association, the North Dakota Bara Assocaition, the Burleigh County Bar Association, and National Association of Women Lawyers. Catherine Morris died June 5, 1988 at St. Vincent's Nursing Home in Bismarck.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Oversized Certificates and books
Postcard Album 1910s
Scrapbook: Zonta Appreciation Dinner 1973
Scrapbook: Zonta Appreciation Dinner 1973

Box 1:
1 Daily Calendar 1950
2 Daily Calendar 1951
3 Daily Calendar 1952
4 Daily Calendar 1953
5 Daily Calendar 1954
6 Daily Calendar 1955
7 Daily Calendar 1956
8 Daily Calendar 1957
9 Daily Calendar 1958
10 Daily Calendar 1959
11 Daily Calendar 1960
12 Daily Calendar 1961

Box 2:
1 Daily Calendar 1962
2 Daily Calendar 1963
3 Daily Calendar 1964
4 Daily Calendar 1966
5 Daily Calendar 1967
6 Daily Calendar 1968
7 Daily Calendar 1969
8 Daily Calendar 1970
9 Daily Calendar 1971
10 Daily Calendar 1972
11 Daily Calendar 1973
12 Daily Calendar 1974

Box 3:
1 Daily Calendar 1975
2 Daily Calendar 1976
3 Daily Calendar 1977
4 Daily Calendar 1978
5 Daily Calendar 1979
6 Party book 1959-1969
7 Birthday Book for Sister Boniface Morris
8 Burleigh County Pioneers' Assoc. Resolutions
9 Burleigh County Pioneers' Assoc. Misc., Minutes, Letters, etc.
10 Zonta Appreciation Dinner--names
11 Zonta Appreciation Dinner 1973
12 Correspondence
13 Bismarck High School Reunion 1976
14 Speeches
15 Legal Practice
16 Legal Practice
17 Legal Practice--Edna Dullan Estate; Ken McCormick

Box 4:
1 Legal Practice--Clyde Young 1961-1966
2 Legal Practice--Rosa Young
3 Legal Practice--Rosa Christie Young Estate
4 Legal Practice--Clyde L. Young Estate
5 Legal Practice--State Bar Association
6 Legal Practice--Legal Secretaries
7 Zonta Club
8 Legal Practice--Memorials & tributes to other Lawyers

Box 5:
1 Legal Practice--Women Lawyers
2 Financial
3 Financial
4 Financial
5 Financial
6 Eugene Morris: Letters Written during World War I
7 Eugene Morris
8 Morris Family Dress Samples
9 Pioneer Biography
10 Newspaper Clippings
11 Ephemera--Blotters
12 Ephemera--ND Directories of Officials 1929-1975, sc.
13 Ephemera--Rotary Club Rosters 1947-1961
14 Ephemera--Chamber of Commerce membership signs 1964-1968
15 Ephemera--Bismarck businesses
16 Ephemera--Misc.
17 Ephemera--travel pamphlets (out-of-state)
18 Ephemera--travel pamphlets of ND
19 Ephemera--maps
20 Ephemera--Capitol Cornerstone 1932

Box 6:
1 Ephemera--Dakota Territory Centennial 1961
2 Ephemera--Furniture pamphlets
3 Ephemera--Religious
4 Ephemera--St. Alexius Hospital
5 Ephemera--Poem, "Mother"
6 Ephemera--Stenographer's Notebook
7 Ephemera--Fans advertising Oscar Will seeds
8 Ephemera--Dedication Programs
9 Ephemera--Bismarck Centennial, certificate of appreciation 1972
10 Ephemera--Greeting Cards
11 Ephemera--Government
12 Ephemera--Matrimony
13 Ephemera--Directories of ND Licensed Attorneys 1932-1982
14 Ephemera--ND Drivers' Guides
15 Ephemera--Society of Farm Managers/Appraisers 1971-1980
16 Ephemera--Phi Delta Pi Directories 1940-1941
17 Publications--Schools
18 Publications--Stockmen’s Association/Theodore Roosevelt
19 Publications--Provident Life, The infielder
20 Publications--Mandan Jubilee Rodeo 1956
21 Publications--Diary of Nellie Chadwick 1885
22 Publications--Storm of the Century 1966
23 Publications--Bismarck Centennial 1972
25 Hjelle, Walter 1972-1975
30 Holand, Roy A. 1970-1974

Box 7:
1 ND Association of Legal Secretaries
2 National Association of Women Lawyers
3 Zonta Club-- International; Communications
4 Zonta Club Directories 1953-1983
5 Degree of Honor Protective Association 1968
6 Notary Public Certificates 1921-1987
7 Photographs: Zonta Appreciation Dinner
8 Photographs: Funeral of Eugene Morris 1962
9 Photographs: Negatives 1927
10 Photographs: Negatives 1920's
11 Photographs: Negatives 1929
12 Photographs: Eugene Morris 1918-1919
13 Photographs of Catherine Morris
14 Photographs of Bismarck scenes
15 Knife River Basin Plan 1970-1971
15 Photographs of Morris family
16 Photographs: unidentified Aug. 23, 1923
17 Photographs of Catherine Morris 1918, 196
18 Photographs of Eunice Morris 1890-1899
19 Photographs: Mrs. E. E. Morris May 14, 1931
20 Photographs: Monument for E. E. Morris family
21 Photographs of Morris family children
22 Photographs: identified portraits
23 Legislative Council 1982
23 Photographs: unidentified portraits
24 Photographs of religious leaders
25 Photographs of groups

Box 8:
1 Morris Photo Albums 1850's-19
2 Photograph Album: soldiers, summer scenes 1917-1919
3 Photograph Album 1960's-19
4 Album: Catholic Church in Bismarck; St. Mary's, St. Alexius
5 Copies of Photographs of the Building of the State Capitol
6 Album of Zonta Appreciation Dinner for Catherine Morris 1973
7 Morris Family Album 1800's-19
8 Household Inventories 1981
9 Funeral Arrangements for Catherine Morris
10 Funeral Memory Book of Catherine Morris 1988

Box 9:
1 Last Will and Testament-Catherine Morris
2 Financial Papers of Catherine Morris Estate
3 Newsletters: St. Vincent's Nursing Home; Plains Talk SHSND, US Catholic
4 Certificates of Membership: State Bar Licenses; ABA 1957; 195
5 C. L.Young: Certificate, ND Conference of Social Welfare 1923, 193
6 Gertrude Louise Evarts: Diploma from Dickinson State Normal School 1921

Box 10:
Postcard Collection,arranged by state 1900's

Box 11:
Postcard Collection--correspondence

Box 12:
Publications

Box 13:
Publications

Box 14:
Publications

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