Delyte Morris of SIU

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SIU Press, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 236 pages
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When Morris became president in 1948, enrollment at SIU was 3,013. By the end of his career, enrollment on the two campuses totaled nearly 35,000. He instituted Ph.D. programs and created family housing. He lobbied for and got the TV station, the FM radio station, the university press, the news service, and outdoor education. Long before it was fashionable he promoted ecology, just as he provided facilities for the handicapped years before society demanded them. He brought to the school such luminaries as R. Buckminster Fuller. Through it all he demanded that SIU be an integral part of the southern Illinois community.

 

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Contents

The Early Years 19481950
1
The First High Hurdles 19501953
33
The Building Years 19531958
56
The Hectic Years 19591964
82
The Height 19641968
135
The Crisis Years 19681970
175
The Final Years 19701982
216
Index
225
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About the author (1988)

Betty Mitchell has been in the English department at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, since 1949. She saw what Morris started with and is a witness to his achievement.

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