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Gordon Morgan Papers

Identifier: MC 1844

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection consists of books, articles, and essays by Morgan and writings of others collected by Morgan. The collection also contains correspondence, speeches, lectures, class assignments, and audio visual materials.


  • Creation: 1935-2012
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1965-2010


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Restrictions Apply: All materials in Box 25 are restricted and not available for research use. No Interlibrary Loan. Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Gordon Daniel Morgan was born on October 31, 1931 in Mayflower, Arkansas. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Arkansas AM&N College in Pine Bluff in 1953. He went on to receive his Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 1956 and earned his Ph. D. in Sociology in 1963 from Washington State University. Morgan held teaching positions as an Instructor of Sociology at AM&N College from 1959-1960, a Research and Teaching Assistant at Washington State University from 1960-1963, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Lincoln University from 1965-1969, and an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville starting in 1969. Morgan stayed with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville for the rest of his professional career. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1973 and then to University Professor in 2004. Morgan retired from the university in 2012 at which time he became an emeritus professor. In 2019, one of the four residence halls of the university’s Northwest Quad was named in honor of Morgan for “helping make the university a more welcoming place to all who came.” Gordon Morgan wrote heavily, publishing over a dozen books, more than twenty journal articles, completed over twenty manuscripts, over twenty newspaper articles, and ten plays. This collection contains many of these writings in its second series of contents. Dr. Morgan passed away in December 2019.


28.75 Linear Feet (25 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged and described in six series

  1. Series 1. Correspondence and Personal Materials
  2. Series 2. Unpublished and Published Works by Morgan
  3. Series 3. Teaching Materials
  4. Series 4. Research Files
  5. Series 5. Audio Visual Materials
  6. Series 6. Restricted

Acquisition Information

The Gordon Morgan Papers were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 2015 by Gordon Morgan

Processing Information

Amy Allen and Heath Robinson; completed in January 2020.

Morgan, Gordon Papers
Heath Robinson
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444