University of Notre Dame

Joan Morris Papers


Origination : Morris, Joan, 1901-
Extent : 2 linear feet. 8 reels of film.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

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Preferred Citation

Joan Morris Papers (MOR), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence, 1950s-1977; her writings, including leaflets for her Damascene pictures (1957), entries for the New Catholic Encyclopedia (1963), articles concerning the role of women in the church (1970s), and an unpublished book-length manuscript, My Peregrinations: An Autobiography (1977); reviews of her book The Lady Was a Bishop (1973); and copies of such personal records as birth and baptismal certificates.

Also some of her films: Shakespeare Songs, Fight for the Right (on the Women's Movement), Glass Leaves, Symbolic Candles, True Peace Nativity, and The Tower and the Dove; with an excerpt from her film Suffragettes and film concerning the history of women in medicine.


British-born artist, film maker, author, and Catholic feminist. Morris, who served as editor of Art Notes, 1937-1948, received an M.A. in liturgical research, University of Notre Dame, 1954.


Morris, Joan, 1901-
Women in the church
Motion picture producers and directors
Motion pictures

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