Michael Morris South Africa collection Edit


MSS 201 large


  • 1980-1994 (Creation)


  • 5.3 Linear Feet (Whole)
    7 boxes



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Michael S. Morris South Africa Collection, MSS 201, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Michael Morris in 1994.

  • Processing Information

    Processing information unknown.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Michael S. Morris, born in 1940 in South Africa, is of a Swiss and South African heritage. As a writer, his areas of interest include air/space topics, criminology, international relations/current affairs, politics/ government. His career has centered on his work as a specialist researcher into armed conflict, terrorism and air incidents. He has served on the faculty of Michigan Sate University and Ecole Global, and was a fellow in the World Literacy Academy. Morris’s publications include Armed Conflict in Southern Africa 1975, The Art of Conflict in Southern Africa 1975, Hostile Actions Against Civil Aviation (annual) 1980-, Soapy Water and Cabinda 1985, The Madison Bombings 1988, Conflict Graphics 1990, State of the Nation 1990, Cards, Comics and Dragons 1991, Select Hostile Actions 1995. Morris is also a novelist, and has an interest in comic art.

  • Scope and Contents

    Collection of published and unpublished books, reports, newsletters, flyers, etc. concerning political violence in South Africa and elsewhere, ca. 1980-1994.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by subject files, publications of Michael S. Morris, and terrorism outside South Africa.