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Morrissey, Arthur M., 1906-2004



  • Existence: 1906-12-26 - 2004-10-09

Biographical Note

Arthur M. Morrissey was born on December 26, 1906, was a Boston College alumnus (Class of 1929), veteran of World War II, and ophthalmologist. Morrissey donated his brother’s collection of Japanese prints to Boston College in December 1949 as a memorial to his brother and later donated his own collection of Haitian paintings from his work as a volunteer with Catholic Charities in the late 1960s. He worked on-and-off in Haiti, primarily in Port-de-Paix from around 1964-1979, in a clinic as an ophthalmologist. Morrissey died on October 9, 2004.

Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Identifier

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Japanese prints collection


This collection consists primarily of ukiyo-e woodblock prints. It also includes a few examples of the mingei (folk art) and sosaku hanga ("creative prints") movements of the early 20th century. The bulk of the ukiyo-e prints are by Ando Hiroshige; other notable artists include Katsushika Hokusai, Katsukawa Shunko, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Isoda Koryusai.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research; portions are available digitally.

Dates: circa 1765-1964 (bulk 1780-1860); Majority of material found within 1780 - 1860

Arthur M. Morrissey photographs of Haiti


Photographs taken by American ophthalmologist Arthur M. Morrissey documenting his time spent in Haiti from the 1960s through the 1980s. The images were primarily taken in Port-de-Paix and Tortuga, and depict scenes of daily life of Haitian people, Haitian landscapes and seascapes, as well as Morrissey's time working in a medical clinic.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1964-1979, 1988