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Paul Cross Morrison papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.117

Scope and Content

The collection contains Paul C. Morrison's research on the the origins of place names in Michigan.The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings that Morrison collected. Also contained are student papers, as well as Morrison’s own research. In addition to Michigan names, origins for California, Nebraska, Ohio, and other U.S. States' names are in the collection.


  • Creation: 1943 - 1966


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Paul Cross Morrison received his B.S. in 1928 and his M.S. in 1933 both from Ohio State University. He received his Ph.D. in 1941 from Clark University (Worchester, Mass.). Paul was an instructor of geography from 1930 to 1931 at OSU. In 1931 he came to Michigan State College (now Michigan State University as an instructor of geography and became a full professor in 1950.

Morrison was born August 26, 1906, retired in 1966, and passed away on May 4, 1969.


4 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University except students' papers.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Paul C. Morrison Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
R. Harms
September 1979
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US