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 The collection consists of both personal and professional papers including published and unpublished writings, speeches, correspondence, programs, photographs, clippings, and articles related to the Morgan’s career as a music educator, his involvement with MENC, and music education and reference materials.
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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 The collection consists of both personal and professional papers including published and unpublished writings, speeches, correspondence, programs, photographs, clippings, and articles related to the Morgan’s careers as music educators, involvement with MENC, and music education and reference materials.
Russell V. Morgan received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Northwestern University (1915) before beginning his career as the Supervisor of Music in the Highland Park, Illinois public schools (1915-16) and Director of State Teachers College in La Crosse, Wisconsin (1916-20). He served as an army bandmaster in Germany from 1918-1919 before becoming Supervisor of Music in Cleveland public schools (1923) and organist at Old Stone Church in Cleveland, Ohio, positions he would hold until his death. Russell V. Morgan was involved in many music education organizations and co-authored several books on music education and school music songbooks. In 1936 he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from Northwestern University. Russell V. Morgan was inducted into the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Hall of Fame in 1996.
This collection is organized into nine series.
Various gifts of Hazel B. Morgan and Harriet Mogge (daughter) between June 1971 and June 2010.
Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library