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Jean C. Morris Papers UPT 50 M876

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Summary Information

Prepared by
J.M. Duffin
Preparation date
October 2008
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Volume


Donated to the University Archives by Jean C. Morris in 1977.


The contents of the scrapbook are arranged chronologically.


Jean Crocker Morris was born in Philadelphia on 20 October 1902, the daughter of Harvey Christian Masland and Gertrude Woodworth Luckenbach. Harvey C. Masland was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School (class of 1891) and practiced medicine in Philadelphia. The Masland family had strong ties to the University of Pennsylvania. Jean enrolled in the School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania in 1921 and graduated in 1925 with a B.S. in Education. Her sisters Annetta Rebecca Masland (M.A. 1922) and Marian Woodworth Masland (B.S. in Ed. 1921, A.M. 1926) as well as her brother Harvey C. Masland, Jr. (B.S. in Ed. 1928, B. of F.A., 1930) also attended the University of Pennsylvania.

After received her degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Morris entered the career of teaching. She went on to the French School at Middlebury College and earned a master’s degree in 1930 and attended a summer session at the Sorbonne in Paris. In her later years, Morris taught at Bridgeton High School in New Jersey. She married James Walter Morris.

Jean C. Morris died on 23 September 1990 in Callahan, Florida.


Jean C. Morris’ scrapbook documents some of the activities of her student days at the University of Pennsylvania from 1921 to 1925. The documentation is primarily in the form of programs, tickets, newspaper clippings, notes and letters. There are a few realia items, such as a freshman button, a feather, a paper rose worn at a football game, and tags worn in support individual sports matches, including women’s athletic contests. Most of the contents relate to athletic events. The scrapbook itself is a specially produced book with an embossed image of College Hall and the title “University of Pennsylvania Memory Book” on the cover and pre-printed pages in the beginning of the book designed to record the outcomes of college sports matches. Many pages have items removed from them which Morris removed prior to donating the scrapbook because she did not relate to her activities at the University.