||Closed access to: most folders in Series 1, Series 4/Folder 3 and Series 8/Folders 3-7; Restricted access to: some folders in Series 1, Series 2/Folders 1-2, Series 3, most of Series 4, Series 7 and Series 8/Folders 2, 8-10; Series 5-6, Series 8/Folders 1, 11 and Series 9-11 are available for reference.
The papers document Morris's role in the development of cultural studies as an area of discourse and practice in Australian intellectual life. They include correspondence, family documents, diaries and notebooks, typescripts of her film reviews, articles and books, photographs, newspaper cuttings and a large number of publications that she compiled through her career. Strengths of the collection are the letters exchanged between Morris and friends, fellow academics and writers, reflecting the development of their ideas in a cultural movement. The major correspondents include Sylvia Lawson, Paul Foss, Paul Patton, Paul Willemen, Elizabeth Gross, Andre Frankovitz, Paul Carter, Colin Gordon, Anne Freadman, Rosi Braidotti and Terence Bell.
Cultural theorist. Founding co-editor of GLP (1973) and "Working papers in sex, science and culture" (1974), film critic for several newspapers including the "Sydney morning herald" (1979-1981), author of "The Pirate's fiancee" (1988) and other publications.