Bobby Joe Morrow

Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains magazines with stories about Morrow and a scrapbook about Morrow.

Biographical Note

Bobby Joe Morrow (1935-2020) was a sprinter at Abilene Christian University and a member of the men’s club Frater Sodalis. Morrow won the sprint double in the national college championships and defended his AAU title. Morrow went to the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia where he won three gold medals and was the leader of the American sprint team.

Donor Note

ACU Athletics; Robert J. Hall; 1 copy Life Magazine donated by Travis Plowman


This collection remains in the same box and order in which it was found in University Manuscripts.

Content List

Box 1
[First Folder] Finding Aid
The Scrapbook of materials about Bobby Morrow
Sports Illustrated - July 2, 1956
Sports Illustrated - December 10, 1956
Life - December 10, 1956 (2 Copies)
Sport - December 1956 (2 Copies)
Sports Illustrated - January 7, 1957 (Six Copies)
Abilene Christian College Alumni News - May-June 1959
Texas Monthly - August 1984



Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #396

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz

Subjects--Personal Names

Morrow, Bobby


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