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Russell V. Morgan Papers


Russell V. Morgan Papers
Morgan, Russell
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1.75 linear feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Russell V. Morgan (1893-1952) was an American music educator, former President of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), now known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), (1930-32) and MENC Hall of Fame inductee (1996). Morgan studied music education at Northwestern University where he received a BM (1915), MM (1921), and was awarded an honorary doctorate (1936). During his career, Morgan served as an army bandmaster during World War I, a church organist, a supervisor of music in public schools, and author of articles, books and school texts on music and music education. The Russell V. Morgan Papers covers the period from 1896-1998; the bulk of the materials date from 1920-1952. The collection consists of both personal and professional papers including published and unpublished writings, speeches, correspondence, programs, photographs, clippings, and articles related to the Morgans career as a music educator, his involvement with MENC, and music education and reference materials.

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Russell V. Morgan Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301.405.9220, Email:


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