Morton B. King Papers

Identifier: MSS.0241

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This .21 linear feet collection of 14 file folders contains recollections, correspondence, newsletters, a newspaper, newspaper clippings, a satiric flyer, and materials related to the Student Christian Association.


  • 1930 - 1993

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Morton B. King received a Bachelor of Arts in English, from Vanderbilt University, in 1934, and his Masters of Arts in Sociology in 1936. While a student at Vanderbilt University he had contact with several Agrarians on the faculty and off. Since he grew up in a small Middle Tennessee town on a farm he was particularly drawn to the main Agrarian message. He was also involved with the Student Christian Movement whose theme was racial justice. As a Depression Era graduate entering the job market, he chose to become a relief worker, instead of going on relief. He later became a Professor of Sociology at the University of Mississippi.


.42 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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