Suzanne Pennypacker Morris Papers, 1975-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Morris, Suzanne Pennypacker
Title
Suzanne Pennypacker Morris Papers
Dates
1975-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 474 (collection)
Summary
Suzanne Pennypacker Morris is a homemaker and social activist in Missoula, Montana. The collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings, organizational literature, clippings, and photographs from Suzanne Pennypacker Morris' Republican primary campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980 and 1982.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Suzanne Pennypacker Morris was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. Her parents are Ann and Henry Pennypacker. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College, Washington, D.C., 1966. She also studied in Pau, France and Oxford, England, and undertook graduate studies in history at the University of Montana. As an active community volunteer, she has been involved in such organizations as Headstart, the Drug Crisis Center, and the Parent Teacher Association. She was also a Montana delegate to the National Right to Life Committee board of directors and an delegate to the International Women's Year in 1977. Morris served as president of the Montana Right to Life Association from 1977 to 1981.

Suzanne Pennypacker Morris ran in the Republican Congressional primary in 1980 and 1982. She was defeated in both primaries. She made the right to life issue the main issue in her campaigns. Her other core issues were employment and the economy. She is married to Patrick Morris, a Forest Service employee, with whom she has three children.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings, organizational literature, clippings, and photographs from Suzanne Pennypacker Morris' Republican primary campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980 and 1982.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Suzanne Pennypacker Morris Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  General Correspondence , 1980-1983Return to Top

1 folder

The series contains ingoing and outgoing correspondence related to Morris' campaigns in 1980 and 1982. Some of the letters in the series are mass-mailings from several organizations in which Morris was involved, including the National Right to Life Committee, National Rifle Association, and the Montana Republican State Central Committee. There are letters of endorsement from the National Right to Life Committee and contribution letters from Morris' supporters. The series also contains letters to her primary opponents, Ken Dunham and Jack MacDonald, in addition to negative letters from citizens over the issue of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, a contentious issue during the 1982 campaign.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Letters
1980-1983

Series II:  Speeches and Writings , 1980-1982Return to Top

2 folders

The series contains speeches and writings by Morris from her 1980 and 1982 campaigns. There are copies of speeches with revision notes. Most of the series contains press releases Morris wrote in response to particular issues, including the Bob Marshall Wilderness, the Libby Dam, and gun control. There are also copies of mass-mailing letters written by Morris.

The series is arranged in chronological order, wherever possible.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Suzanne Pennypacker Morris Campaign
1980
1/2
Suzanne Pennypacker Morris Campaign
1982

Series III:  Organization , 1980-1982Return to Top

2 folders

The series contains organizational materials involved in Morris' 1980 and 1982 campaigns. The series consists of paperwork related to her advertising account, receipts, schedules, mailings, contact lists, and a copy of Morris' Financial Disclosure Statement, 1982, notes on issues, campaign strategy, letter heads, etc.

The series is arranged in chronological order. However, much of the literature is undated.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Suzanne Pennypacker Morris Campaign
1980
1/2
Suzanne Pennypacker Morris Campaign
1982

Series IV:  Clippings , 1975-1982Return to Top

2 folders

The series contains clippings from Montana newspapers and organizations concerning Morris' social activism, including her 1980 and 1982 campaigns for Congress. The clippings are from the Montana Right to Life Association, of which Morris was the president. The clippings are also from several Montana newspapers with coverage of the 1980 and 1982 primaries, many of which spotlight Morris' stand on issues and campaign strategies.

The series is arranged chronologically, wherever possible.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Suzanne Pennypacker Morris
1975-1980
1/2
Suzanne Pennypacker Morris
1982

Series V:  Photographs , 1980Return to Top

2 items

The series contains two studio portraits of Suzanne Morris that were used for campaign literature.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
474(V)1: Suzanne Pennypacker Morris, portrait
1980
1/2
474(V)2: Suzanne Pennypacker Morris, portrait
1980

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Gun control--Montana
  • Political campaigns--Montana
  • Press and politics--Montana
  • Pro-life movement--Montana
  • United States. Congress. House--Elections, 1980
  • United States. Congress. House--Elections, 1982
  • Women in politics--Montana
  • Personal Names :
  • Dunham, Ken--Correspondence
  • MacDonald, Jack--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Montana Right to Life Association
  • National Rifle Association of America
  • National Right to Life Committee (U.S.)
  • Republican Party (Mont.). State Central Committee
  • Republican Party (Mont.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bob Marshall Wilderness (Mont.)
  • Libby Dam (Mont.)
  • Montana--Politics and government--20th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Campaign literature--Montana
  • Photographs
  • Occupations :
  • Women political candidates--Montana