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Horace T. Morse Award papers

Identifier: 440

Scope and Content

The collection contains publicity, historical information, annual reports, letters, and lists of nominees and recipients of the Horace T. Morse Award for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education.


  • Creation: 1965-2002


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Use of Materials

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


Requests for permission to quote from the Horace T. Morse Award papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Historical Note

In 1965, the Standard Oil (Indiana) Foundation provided the University of Minnesota with two monetary awards in the amount of $1,500 each to be given to faculty members who made outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. In 1967, the award was renamed the Standard Oil Foundation-Horace T. Morse Award, after Horace T. Morse, dean of General College, who died in 1966. Members of the All-University Council on Liberal Education were responsible for selecting the recipients. Any full-time faculty member holding the rank of instructor or higher and had been employed at the University for at least three academic years was eligible for nomination. In 1974, the name of the award changed to the Horace T. Morse-AMOCO Foundation Award. The name was again changed in 1988 to the Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award, after the Alumni Association replaced the AMOCO Foundation as the financier of the award.


5 boxes (6.5 linear feet)


Collection contains materials regarding the nominations and recipients of the Horace T. Morse Award for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education 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 originally deposited in University Archives on September 9, 1988.

Horace T. Morse Award papers, 1965-2002
Karen Spilman
September 2005
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