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Guide to the Burton R. Morley Retirement Letterbook MSS.3701

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-02-01T14:38-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Burton R. Morley Retirement Letterbook

Unit ID:

MSS.3701

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1968

Abstract:

Book of letters, bound and presented to Morley on his retirement from the University of Alabama in 1968.

Acquisition Information:

Bettie Ann Clieno (?)

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a book of letters, bound and presented to Morley on his retirement from the University of Alabama in 1968. There is also a photograph of Morley and a newspaper clipping referring to his plans for retirement.

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

Burton Raymond Morley, the first child of Claude H. and Lora Morley, was born on 17 July 1898, in Chicago, Illinois. He received his bachelors degree from West Virginia University in 1922, and his masters and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1925 and 1930, respectively. On 17 September 1927, he married Elizabeth Underhill Coles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the couple did not have any children.

The Morley's moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 1931, where Burton began teaching in what is now the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, first as Professor of Economics, 1931-1945, then as Professor of Management and Head, Department of Management, 1945-1966.

Morley died on 29 April 1982, in Tuscaloosa.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Burton R. Morley Retirement Letterbook, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Source(s)

Morley, Burton Raymond, 1898-1982 (local)

Teacher (localbroad)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

Letterbook Box SC0087 Folder 3701.01