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Horace T. Morse papers

Identifier: uarc 75

Scope and Content

The collection contains the papers of Horace T. Morse, including correspondence, memorabilia, speeches, committee minutes, M.A. thesis and reports. Topics in the papers include the University of Concepcion, Latin America committee, University of Costa Rica and the Little Falls Conference.


  • 1924-1966


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Horace T. Morse (1905-1966)

Horace Taylor Morse was born on 30 August 1905 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned his B.A. in 1928, M.A. in 1930 and Ph.D. in 1939 from the University of Minnesota. From 1932-1936, Dr. Morse taught history at Wright high school and Ironwood Junior College (Ironwood, MI). He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1936 as instructor in education. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1939, associate professor in 1941 and professor in 1945. Dr. Morse was appointed as assistant director of General College in 1940, became associate director in 1941, director in 1945 and dean in 1946. He held these positions until his death in May 1966. Beginning in 1965, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association has awarded the Horace T. Morse award to University faculty in recognition of their outstanding achievements in undergraduate education.


5 boxes (5.7 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Horace T. Morse, dean of General College at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

The collection was donated to University Archives in July 1968. An additional deposit was made by Dean Vaughn in March 1972.

Related Materials in University of Minnesota Archives

August Charles Krey papers

General College records

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Horace T. Morse Papers, 1924-1966
Karen Spilman
March 2005
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