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Katherine Moore Morse Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-3andOS1
Identifier: MSS 2007-027

Scope and Contents

The Katherine Moore Morse Collection includes several playbills and photographs from productions at Florida State College for Women (FSCW); mementos from Miss Sarah Thomson, an FSCW distinguished faculty member; class work from her Speech and Theater classes; various scripts; newspaper clippings related to Morse herself or FSCW; general memorabilia from Zeta Phi Eta, an honorary fraternity related to the Speech and Communication Arts; general memorabilia from FSCW during the 1940s; and correspondence from one of her aunts.


  • Created: 1891 - 2007
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1943 - 1947

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

Katherine Moore Morse attended Florida State College for Women from 1943 to 1947, where she was a major presence in the Speech Department. During her time at FSCW, she was involved in many theatrical productions, acting as director, make-up artist, and actor. After graduation in 1947, she lived in Saudi Arabia for 8 years with her husband before returning to Florida. Upon her return, she worked in the Hillsborough County (FL) school system as a teacher and speech therapist.


2.50 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

Organized by record type.

Method of Acquisition

Collection given by Katherine Moore Morse on October 24, 2007 and November 6, 2008.

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Processing Information

Collection processed by Sara Duff in January, 2009.

Katherine Moore Morse Collection
Sara Duff
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US