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Robert Morgan Papers, 1944-1981, 2004-2011

(Manuscript Collection #268)

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Title: Robert Morgan Papers
Creator: Morgan, Robert, 1925-
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1921-1981, 2004-2011) of lawyer and Democratic Party politician who served as North Carolina State senator, 1965-1967; attorney general, 1968-1974; United States Senator, 1974-1980; member of the Board of Trustees of East Carolina University, 1958-1973 and of Lees-McRae College, 1974-1977, consisting of legislative files, speeches, photographs, movie film, records, oral tapes, etc.
Extent: 309.158 Cubic feet, 1127 boxes, consisting of legislative files, campaign files, correspondence, North Carolina Attorney General files, U.S. Senator files, ECU Board of Trustees files, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, speeches, books, movie film and sound track, audiotapes and diaries.

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Accessions Information

July 12, 1974, 113 items, 302.000 cubic feet; Papers (1944-1980) of lawyer and Democratic Party politician who served as North Carolina State senator, 1965-1967; attorney general, 1968-1974; United States Senator, 1974-1980; member of the Board of Trustees of East Carolina University, 1958-1973 and of Lees-McRae College, 1974-1977, consisting of legislative files, speeches, photographs, movie film, records, oral tapes, etc. 319 boxes. 16 vols & 50 items. (302.0 cubic feet) Recd 9/12/1974 2/14/1975 6/4/1975 1/12/1976 2/1/1979 4/13/1979 9/4/1979 10/10/1979 1/5/1981. RESTRICTION. Donor: Robert Morgan.

July 12, 1974, (unprocessed addition 1); 42 cu. ft.; Papers (1958-1974), including legislative files (1958-1967), campaign files (1964-1972), county correspondence files (1968-1970), East Carolina University Board of Trustees files (1958-1973), personal files as Attorney General, memorandums, legislative council material, clippings, and miscellaneous.

February 14, 1975, (unprocessed addition 2), 4 vols.; Speeches and statements (1974).

June 4, 1975, (unprocessed addition 3); Carroll H. Leggett correspondence (1970-1974) and clippings (July 1974).

January 12, 1976, (unprocessed addition 4), 1 vol.; 1965 General Assembly scrapbook.

February 1, 1979, (unprocessed addition 5), 4 vols.; Daily schedules (1975-1978).

April 13, 1979, (unprocessed addition 6), 50 items; Personal files (1971-1977).

September 4, 1979, (unprocessed addition 7), 63 items; Speeches and Lees-McRae College files (1974-1977).

September 20, 1979, (unprocessed addition 8), 50 cu. ft.; Personal files (1944-1976), including correspondence, photographs, movie film and sound track, clippings, reports and miscellaneous.

October 10, 1979, (unprocessed addition 9), 42 cu. ft.; Campaign and U.S. Senate files (1974-1976).

January 5, 1981, (unprocessed addition 10), 210 cu. ft.; U.S. Senate files (1974-1980), including committee material, legislation, constituent correspondence, case files, speeches, press releases, clippings, campaign records, oral tapes, miscellaneous and personal papers.

May 23, 1990, (unprocessed addition 11), 5 cu. ft.; Speech files and copies of personal correspondence while SBI director. Gift of the Honorable Robert Morgan, Lillington, N.C.

November 26, 1991, (unprocessed addition 12), N/A items; Speech files and copies of personal correspondence while SBI director. Donor: Morgan, Robert (Hon.).

December 14, 2004, (unprocessed addition 13), 2 items, 0.002 cubic feet; Remarks (12/11/2004) honoring Sen. Robert B. Morgan (ECU 1947) upon his receipt of the Thomas Jordan Jarvis Medal, delivered at East Carolina University's commencement ceremonies, by Peggy Stewart Seifert, his longtime executive assistant, and by Dr. Pete Daniel, a curator at the Smithsonian Institution and president-elect of the Southern Historical Society. See preliminary inventory attached. 2 items. 6 p. (ca. 0.002 cubic feet) Rec'd. 12/14/2004. Donor: Carroll H. Leggett.

January 18, 2005, (unprocessed addition 14), 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; Remarks (12/11/2004) by Judge Gerald Arnold at the Hilton Hotel, in Greenville, NC, honoring Sen. Robert B. Morgan (ECU 1947) following his receipt of the Thomas Jordan Jarvis Medal at East Carolina University's commencement ceremonies. See preliminary inventory attached. 1 item. 4 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet). Rec'd. 12/29/2004. Donor: Carroll H. Leggett.

February 2, 2005, (unprocessed addition 15), 2 items, 0.020 cubic feet; Speeches of Senator Robert B. Morgan, U. S. Navy, Retired (2004) including speeches, photographs, maps, and clippings, with speeches, 1965-1980, compiled on a compact disc using Acrobat Reader 6.0; also printed index to speeches. See preliminary inventory attached. Compact disc & index to speeches. 2 items. 36 p. (0.020 cubic feet) Recd. 12/6/2004. Donor: Robert B. Morgan.

March 22, 2005, (unprocessed addition 16), 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; Eulogy (2/14/2005) of Ashley B. Futrell, publisher of the Washington Daily News delivered by Robert Morgan at the First United Methodist Church, in Washington, NC. Typescript. See preliminary inventory attached. 1 item. 4 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Rec'd. 2/25/2005. Note: Received as an email attachment from the donor. Donor: Carroll H. Leggett.

May 27, 2005, (unprocessed addition 17), 71 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Collection (1974-1981, n.d.) of correspondence, clippings, ephemera, etc. compiled by Dorothy Pastis, during the time that she was the receptionist in Sen. Robert B. Morgan's U. S. Senate office, in Washington, DC. See preliminary inventory attached. 1 box & 1 oversized folder. ca. 71 items. ca. 111 p. (ca. 0.25 cubic feet). Rec'd. 4/15/2005. RESTRICTION. Note: Received via Carroll H. Leggett. Donor: Dorothy Pastis.

May 24, 2005, (unprocessed addition 18), 3 items, 0.004 cubic feet; Collection (4/30 – 5/2/2005, n.d.), including Remarks by Joseph W. Baggett at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Dinner celebrating the establishment of the Joseph W. and Hannah Huske Baggett chair for the study of Parkinson's disease, 4/30/2005; Morgan Family Memories: On Alice Butts Morgan and Child Labor, by Robert Morgan, Her Son, n.d.; and Robert B. Morgan letter to Carroll Leggett, 5/2/2005, re: Baggett dinner, Morgan Family Memories, and his Korean War experiences. Photocopy typescript & Typed letter signed. See preliminary inventory attached. 3 items. 12 p. (ca. 0.004 cubic feet) Recd. 5/10/2005. Donor: Robert B. Morgan.

September 19, 2005, (unprocessed addition 19), 6 items, 0.004 cubic feet; Collection (May-June 2005) including a List of books purchased by the Harnett County Library with funds contributed in honor of Katie and Robert Morgan; Letter from Robert Morgan to Carroll Leggett enclosing an affidavit and letter from G. Christopher Olson relating to Richardson v. NationsCredit Financial Services Corporation, et. al. Case No. 02 CVS 02398 (Durham County) and the North Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act (Little FTC Act); and Correspondence between Robert Morgan and Bill Stillerman regarding the Baptist Church in North Carolina. See preliminary inventory attached. 6 items. 11 p. (ca. 0.004 cubic feet) Rec'd. 7/5/2005. Donor: Carroll H. Leggett.

July 24, 2008, (unprocessed addition 20), 63 items, 0.10 cubic feet; Papers (ca. 1979-2004) regarding Senator Jesse Helms, the "Hard Right" in politics, the Panama Canal issue, and the election of 1980, including clippings, statements and press releases. Photocopies. See preliminary inventory attached. 1 box 63 items. 150 p. (ca. 0.10 cubic feet) Rec'd. 4/25/2006. Donor: Robert B. Morgan.

July 24, 2008, (unprocessed addition 21), 154 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Photographic Negatives (1975-1980) of Senator Robert Morgan (D-NC) and various friends, relatives, and associates taken in and around the United States Senate, found in the Senate Historical Office. See preliminary inventory attached. 1 box. 154 negative sleeves. 411 items (neg. strips). 749 images. (ca. 0.25 cubic feet). Recd. 5/12/2008. Donor: Robert B. Morgan.

September 28, 2009, (unprocessed addition 22), 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; The Battle for East Carolina: Leo's Field General Tells All . . . , by Al Myatt (2007), photocopy clipping from Bonesville: The Magazine, published by East Carolina Educational Foundation, Greenville, NC. 1 item. 10 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Recd. 8/25/2009. Note: "Exclusive interview with Senator Robert Morgan" concerns fights for university status and medical school at ECU. Donor: Martha G. Elmore.

February 10, 2010, (unprocessed addition 23), 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County 60th Anniversary Luncheon and Six Days in November: A Celebration of Crafts, Arts and Innovation, Joan Adams Mondale, Honorary Chair. Introduction by Milton Rhodes (11/19/2009) Typescript. 1 item. 3 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Rec'd. 12/22/2009. Donor: Carroll H. Leggett.

November 21, 2008, (unprocessed addition 24), 7 items, 1.00 cubic feet; Records (1975-1980) of the United States Senate, including Rules and Manual, Journal of Senate; Hearings and Investigation of the Select; Committees on Ethics investigation of Herman E. Tallmadge; and Resolutions and Reports of the Select Committee on Intelligence. Printed volumes. See preliminary inventory. RESTRICTION: (1) Clippings, speeches, press releases, and published newsletters: None. (2) Case files: Closed for 15 years from date of contract, 12/12/1980; available at discretion of head of special collections after consultation with donor, or his heirs, etc. (3) Files with classified or sensitive documents restricted in accordance with NARS security requirements. (4) All other files available by nomination of head of special collections and only with written consent of donor during his lifetime. See contract for more information. Rec'd 11/21/2008. Donor: Robert B. Morgan.

March 2, 2011, (unprocessed addition 25), 6.0 cubic feet; Papers (1921-2008) pertaining to Senator Morgan’s family and personal life as well as to his career in the United States Senate and his views on political and other issues, including correspondence, speeches, transcripts of oral history, radio, and other interviews, newsletters, recollections, photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, campaign posters (1980), and a copy of a film made by WBTV in 1976 covering Senator Morgan’s introduction of President Gerald Ford during his visit to Charlotte during the American Revolution Bicentennial. Donor: Robert B. Morgan.

October 31, 2012, (unprocessed addition 26), .005 cubic feet; Addition includes two letters. The first letter (October 8, 2011) was written by Senator Robert Morgan’s granddaughter, Grace Morgan Holmes of Chapel Hill, N.C., asking Ms. Peggy Seifert for information about Senator Morgan for use in a 6th grade Social Studies project. Ms. Seifert responds in an October 12, 2011, letter describing her memories of working with Senator Morgan for many years as a member of his office staff. Donor: Peggy Seifert.

November 20, 2012, (unprocessed addition 27), .339 cubic feet, 4 items; Includes four volumes of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Hearings held while Senator Robert Morgan was a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities. Volumes included are for 1975: Committee Prints, Interim Report, and Hearings Volumes 1-4; 1976: Final Report Books I and II; 1976: Final Report Books III-VI, and 1976-1978: Hearings. Donor: Robert B. Morgan.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Robert Morgan Papers (#268), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Robert B. Morgan
  • Gift of Carroll H. Leggett
  • Gift of Dorothy Pastis
  • Gift of Martha G. Elmore
  • Gift of Peggy Seifert

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Robert Morgan served as North Carolina State Senator (1965-1967), Attorney General (1968-1974), and U.S. Senator (1974-1980). He was also a member of the boards of trustees of East Carolina University (1958-1973) and of Lees-McRae College (1974-1977). He entered the North Carolina Bar in 1952.

The collection contains legislative files (1958-1967), campaign files (1964-1972), county correspondence files (1968-1970), East Carolina University Board of Trustees files (1958-1973), personal files as Attorney General, memorandums, legislative council material, clippings, speeches and statements (1974), Carroll H. Leggett correspondence (1970-1974), 1965 General Assembly scrapbook, daily schedules (1975-1978), and Lees-McRae College files (1974-1977). Personal files (1944-1977) include correspondence,photographs, movie film and sound track, clippings, reports, and miscellaneous. Campaign and U.S. Senate files (1974-1980) include committee material, legislation, constituent correspondence, case files, speeches, press releases, clippings, campaign records, oral tapes, and miscellaneous.

Subject Headings Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

Box 2#0268.2
ECC Two - Year Medical School Material, 1965
Box 4#0268.4
Legislative Council Reports, 1965-1967
Box 22#0268.22
Attorney General Campaign, N.C. County File, Granville - Rockingham, 1968
Box 26#0268.26
Mixed Speeches, 1960-1970
Box 28#0268.28
Letterbooks, 7/1970-8/1972
Box 29#0268.29
Letterbooks, 9/1972-8/1974
Box 152#0268.152
Newspaper Clippings (Addition #4. 1/12/1976), 1960-1964
Box 153#0268.153
Newspaper Clippings, Biographical Sketch, 1960-1964
Box 154#0268.154
Newspaper Clippings, 1965
Box 155#0268.155
Newspaper Clippings, General Assembly Scrapbook (1965) 1 vol. (ca. 0.25 cubic feet) Recd. 1/12/1976.
Box 156#0268.156
Newspaper Clippings, 1965-1968
Box 157#0268.157
Newspaper Clippings, 1973-1975
Box 158#0268.158
Newspaper Clippings, December, 1968-November, 1969
Box 159#0268.159
Newspaper Clippings, State Highway Commission November, 1969-August, 1970
Box 160#0268.160
Newspaper Clippings, State Highway Commission May, 1970-September, 1970
Box 161#0268.161
Newspaper Clippings, State Highway Commission February, 1970-September, 1970
Box 162#0268.162
Newspaper Clippings, February-October 1969
Box 163#0268.163
Newspaper Clippings, March, 1969-June, 1970
Box 164#0268.164
Newspaper Clippings, March, 1969-June, 1970
Box 165#0268.165
Newspaper Clippings, September, 1969
Box 166#0268.166
Newspaper Clippings, October, 1969
Box 167#0268.167
Newspaper Clippings, November, 1969
Box 168#0268.168
Newspaper Clippings, December, 1969
Box 169#0268.169
Newspaper Clippings, January, 1970
Box 170#0268.170
Newspaper Clippings, February, 1970
Box 171#0268.171
Newspaper Clippings, March, 1970
Box 172#0268.172
Newspaper Clippings, April, 1970
Box 173#0268.173
Newspaper Clippings, May, 1970
Box 174#0268.174
Newspaper Clippings, June, 1970
Box 175#0268.175
Newspaper Clippings, July-December, 1970
Box 176#0268.176
Newspaper Clippings, July-August, 1970
Box 177#0268.177
Newspaper Clippings, August-September, 1970
Box 178#0268.178
Newspaper Clippings, August-September, 1970
Box 179#0268.179
Newspaper Clippings, Editorials August 1970-December, 1971
Box 180#0268.180
Newspaper Clippings, October, 1970
Box 181#0268.181
Newspaper Clippings, November, 1970
Box 182#0268.182
Newspaper Clippings, November, 1970
Box 183#0268.183
Newspaper Clippings, December, 1970
Box 184#0268.184
Newspaper Clippings, Bowles - Utilities
Box 185#0268.185
Newspaper Clippings, January-September, 1971
Box 186#0268.186
Newspaper Clippings, Politics
Box 187#0268.187
Newspaper Clippings, January, 1971
Box 188#0268.188
Newspaper Clippings, February, 1971
Box 189#0268.189
Newspaper Clippings, March, 1971
Box 190#0268.190
Newspaper Clippings, April, 1971
Box 191#0268.191
Newspaper Clippings, May, 1971
Box 192#0268.192
Newspaper Clippings, June, 1971
Box 193#0268.193
Newspaper Clippings, July, 1971
Box 194#0268.194
Newspaper Clippings, August, 1971
Box 195#0268.195
Newspaper Clippings, Editorials Sept.-October 1971
Box 196#0268.196
Newspaper Clippings, September, 1971
Box 197#0268.197
Newspaper Clippings, October, 1971
Box 198#0268.198
Newspaper Clippings, November, 1971
Box 199#0268.199
Newspaper Clippings, December, 1971
Box 200#0268.200
Newspaper Clippings, ABC to Morgan 1972
Box 201#0268.201
Newspaper Clippings, Editorials January-December, 1972
Box 202#0268.202
Newspaper Clippings, January, 1972
Box 203#0268.203
Newspaper Clippings, February, 1972
Box 204#0268.204
Newspaper Clippings, March, 1972
Box 205#0268.205
Newspaper Clippings, April, 1972
Box 206#0268.206
Newspaper Clippings, May, 1972
Box 207#0268.207
Newspaper Clippings, June, 1972
Box 208#0268.208
Newspaper Clippings, July, 1972
Box 209#0268.209
Newspaper Clippings, August, 1972
Box 210#0268.210
Newspaper Clippings, September, 1972
Box 211#0268.211
Newspaper Clippings, October, 1972
Box 212#0268.212
Newspaper Clippings, November, 1972
Box 213#0268.213
Newspaper Clippings, December, 1972
Box 214#0268.214
Newspaper Clippings, January, 1973
Box 215#0268.215
Newspaper Clippings, February, 1973
Box 216#0268.216
Newspaper Clippings, March, 1973
Box 217#0268.217
Newspaper Clippings, April, 1973
Box 218#0268.218
Newspaper Clippings, May. 1973-January,1974
Box 219#0268.219
Newspaper Clippings, May, 1973
Box 220#0268.220
Newspaper Clippings, June, 1973
Box 221#0268.221
Newspaper Clippings, July, 1973
Box 222#0268.222
Newspaper Clippings, August, 1973
Box 223#0268.223
Newspaper Clippings, September, 1973
Box 224#0268.224
Newspaper Clippings, October, 1973
Box 225#0268.225
Newspaper Clippings, November, 1973
Box 226#0268.226
Newspaper Clippings, December, 1973
Box 227#0268.227
Newspaper Clippings, Senate Campaign Greensboro & High Point January-November 1974
Box 228#0268.228
Newspaper Clippings, Senate Campaign Winston - Salem February-November 1974
Box 229#0268.229
Newspaper Clippings, Senate Campaign Asheville February-November 1974
Box 230#0268.230
Newspaper Clippings, Senate Campaign Charlotte February-November 1974
Box 231#0268.231
Newspaper Clippings, Senate Campaign Raleigh February-November 1974
Box 232#0268.232
Newspaper Clippings, Senate Campaign Durham March-November 1974
Box 233#0268.233
Newspaper Clippings, Senate Campaign Out of State May-November 1974
Box 234#0268.234
Newspaper Clippings, Senate Campaign Senate Primary May, 1974
Box 235#0268.235
Newspaper Clippings, Senate Campaign Other Papers May, 1974
Box 236#0268.236
Newspaper Clippings, The Opponent September-October, 1974
Box 237#0268.237
Newspaper Clippings, Other Papers September, 1974
Box 238#0268.238
Newspaper Clippings, Other Papers October 1-9, 1974
Box 239#0268.239
Newspaper Clippings, Other Papers October 10-16, 1974
Box 240#0268.240
Newspaper Clippings, Other Papers October 17-23, 1974
Box 241#0268.241
Newspaper Clippings, Other Papers October 17-23, 1974
Box 242#0268.242
Newspaper Clippings, General January, 1974
Box 243#0268.243
Newspaper Clippings, General February, 1974
Box 244#0268.244
Newspaper Clippings, General, March, 1974
Box 245#0268.245
Newspaper Clippings, General, April, 1974
Box 246#0268.246
Newspaper Clippings, General, May, 1974
Box 247#0268.247
Newspaper Clippings, General, June, 1974
Box 248#0268.248
Newspaper Clippings, General, July,1974
Box 249#0268.249
Newspaper Clippings, CIA, January-July, 1975
Box 250#0268.250
Newspaper Clippings, Foreign Policy, January-July, 1975
Box 251#0268.251
Newspaper Clippings, Economy News, January-July, 1975
Box 252#0268.252
Newspaper Clippings, Energy, January-April, 1975
Box 253#0268.253
Newspaper Clippings, Energy, March-July, 1975
Box 254#0268.254
Newspaper Clippings, Vietnam, February-July, 1975
Box 255#0268.255
Newspaper Clippings, Soul City, March-April, 1975
Box 256#0268.256
Newspaper Clippings, General, January, 1975
Box 257#0268.257
Newspaper Clippings, General, February, 1975
Box 258#0268.258
Newspaper Clippings, General, March, 1975
Box 259#0268.259
Newspaper Clippings, General, April, 1975
Box 260#0268.260
Newspaper Clippings, General, May, 1975
Box 261#0268.261
Newspaper Clippings, Wilmington, May, 1975-January 1978
Box 262#0268.262
Newspaper Clippings, Durham, May, 1975-August, 1976
Box 263#0268.263
Newspaper Clippings, General, June-October 1975
Box 264#0268.264
Newspaper Clippings, New York Times, June-August,1975
Box 265#0268.265
Newspaper Clippings, Greensboro Daily News, June-November, 1975
Box 266#0268.266
Newspaper Clippings, Charlotte Observer, June-November, 1975
Box 267#0268.267
Newspaper Clippings, Raleigh News & Observer, June-November, 1975
Box 268#0268.268
Newspaper Clippings, Fayetteville Observer, July-November, 1975
Box 269#0268.269
Newspaper Clippings, Durham Herald, July-September, 1975
Box 270#0268.270
Newspaper Clippings, Winston - Salem Journal, July-October, 1975
Box 271#0268.271
Newspaper Clippings, Asheville Citizen, July-December, 1975
Box 374#0268.374
Daily Schedules of Senator Morgan, 1975-1978
Box 378#0268.378
***There is no box #378 in this collection***