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Richard L. D. Morse papers (Addition)


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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Biographical Series

Literary Works

Correspondence Series, Alphabetical

Subject Series, Alphabetical

Photograph & Negatives Series


Media Series

Artifact Series

Oversize Series

Printed Material

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Richard L. D. Morse papers (Addition), 1912-2005 | Morse Department of Special Collections

By Cynthia Harris

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Collection Overview

Title: Richard L. D. Morse papers (Addition), 1912-2005Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Morse, Richard L. D. (1916-2000)

Extent: 72.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into 10 series by type of material: 1) Biographical, 1940-1999, undated; 2) Literary Works, 1934-1996, undated; 3) Correspondence, 1949-2000, undated; 4) Subjects, alphabetical, 1934-2001, undated; 5) Photographs and Negatives, 1939-1998, undated; 6) Slides, undated ;7) Media, 1962-2000, undated; 8) Artifacts, 1979-1989, undated; 9) Oversize, 1951-1999, undated; 10) Printed Material, 1912, 1930-2005, undated.

Date Acquired: 01/01/2010. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Consumer movement

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes biographical information, literary works, correspondence, subjects in alphabetical order, photographs, negatives, slides, media, artifacts, and oversize items.  Biographical information includes topics such as classes Morse took in college, classes he taught, awards won, and his professional work.  Literary Works consists of articles, essays, pamphlets, and books written by Richard L. D. Morse.  Correspondence Series are listed alphabetical and  includes names such as Sam Brownback, Jimmy Carter, Robert Dole, Nancy Kassenbaum, John F. Kennedy, Walter Mondale, and Jim Slattery.  Subject Series is listed in alphabetical order and includes topics such as Aging, American Council of Consumer Interest, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Protection, Consumers Union, Interest Rates, Ralph Nader, Truth in Lending and Truth in Savings.  The Media Series includes topics such as Consumers Union, Financial Counseling, Homemaking Services, Senate Hearings and Truth in Lending.

Biographical Note

Richard Morse was born in Grinell, Iowa, on December 27, 1916. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin (1938), conducted graduate studies at the University of Chicago, Iowa State and Columbia University and received a Ph.D. from Iowa State University (1942). Following distinguished service with the U.S. Navy in World War II, Morse held teaching positions at Iowa State (1945-47), Florida State University (1947-55), and Kansas State University (1955-87), where he served as professor and head of the Department of Family Economics.

With a background in family and home economics, Morse served as a lifelong advocate for families and consumers and, eventually, became nationally and internationally known as a giant in the field of protecting consumer rights. Many of Morse’s most notable accomplishments involved his tireless efforts to have legislation passed on the federal and state levels to benefit citizens in the areas of truth-in-savings and truth-in-lending, including serving as a consumer and banking counselor for the United States Congress and Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. A "crusader" for the consumer, Morse held numerous important positions on the local, regional, and national levels including, President of Consumer Education and Protection Association for Kansans, twenty years of service on the Board of Directors of Consumers Union, appointee to Presidents John Kennedy’s and Lyndon Johnson’s U.S. Consumer Advisory Council, a founding member of the Kansas Citizens Council on Aging, member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging, and Commissioner of the Manhattan Urban Renewal Agency. In 1987, Richard Morse donated his personal papers to the Special Collections Department of K-State's Libraries and collaborated with the staff to establish the Consumer Movement Archives as a repository for the collections of consumer leaders and organizations.

Following Richard Morse's retirement from K-State in 1987, he and wife, Marjorie, dedicated their time and energy to improving the K-State Libraries through their service as co-chairs of the Essential Edge fund-raising campaign (1988-1993), leaders in the Friends of the K-State Libraries organization, and by enhancing the collections and programs of the Special Collections Department. In recognition of their financial support of Special Collections and involvement with the Consumer Movement Archives, the Richard L.D and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections was named in their honor in 1997. During K-State's commencement activities in 2000, the College of Human Ecology bestowed its initial Public Policy Award upon Richard Morse, and a Marjorie J. and Richard L. D.  Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarhip was established jointly by the Libraries,  College of Human Ecology, College of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, and Leadership Studies. Reports written by scholarship recipients may be viewed on the Kansas State Research Exchange (K-REx).

Richard Morse passed away on June 3, 2000. Marjorie Morse followed a few years later, dying on March 4, 2003.

Subject/Index Terms

Consumer movement

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Accruals: This is an addition to the original donation made by Richard L. D. Morse (P1987.11).

Access Restrictions: No access restriction: All materials are open for research.

Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel law as they apply.

Physical Access Note: Original materials available during open hours of repository for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Technical Access Note: Collection contains materials that are no accessible without proper technology.

Acquisition Source: Nancy Morse

Acquisition Method: Donation.

Appraisal Information: Documents arrived after the original donation of Richard L. D. Morse's papers.

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Consumer Federation of America

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Hawkins (Nancy) Collecion

Kiesling (Roy) Papers

Mason (Florence) Collection

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Morse (Richard L. D.) papers

National Consumer Law center (NCLC) Records

Shields (Currin V.) Papers

Williams (Alma) papers

Wilner (Dorothy K.) Papers

Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Richard L. D. Morse papers, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Consumer Movement Archives, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: This collection was processed at the series level.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Series, 1935-2000, Undated],
[Series 2: Literary Works, 1934-1996, Undated],
[Series 3: Correspondence Series, Alphabetical, 1949-2000, Undated],
[Series 4: Subject Series, Alphabetical, 1934-2001, Undated],
[Series 5: Photograph & Negatives Series, 1939-1998, Undated],
[Series 6: Slides, Undated],
[Series 7: Media Series, 1962-2000, Undated],
[Series 8: Artifact Series, 1954-1998, Undated],
[Series 9: Oversize Series, 1932-1991],
[Series 10: Printed Material, 1912, 1956-2005, undated],

Series 10: Printed Material, 1912, 1956-2005, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 44: This series includes articles, catalogs, directories, essays, news releases and yearbooks.
Box 44Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: AbstractsAdd to your cart.


Dunsing, Marilyn M. "Defining Consumer Science: A Home Economist's View" 1982

Stampfl, Ronald W. "Rhythms of Change: Societal Movement, Consumer Education and Meta Issue" Undated

Folder 1: Dunsing, Marilyn M. "Defining Consumer Science: A Home Economist's View." (Champaign, IL: University of Illinois), 1982Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Abel, Andrew B.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges in Cooperation with The United States Office of Consumer Affairs. "Executive Summary National Study of Community College Courses in Consumer Education." (Washington D.C.: The United States Office of Consumer Affairs ),1988 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Baumann, Roland and Carol Jacobs. "The Memorial Arch and Unfolding Story," (Oberlin, OH: Oberlin Alumni Magazine), 1991 Spring, pp. 15-18Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bell, Judith, Harry Snyder, Christine Tien, and Julie Silas. "The Preservation of Charitable Health Care Assets," Health Affairs, 1997 March/April, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 125-130Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Burke, B. Meredith. "Shortage of Housing= Longage of People."San Francisco Chronicle. 1998 August 3, p. A21Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Cacy, J.A. and Mary Hamblin. "Trends and Cycles in Credit Market Borrowing." Federal  Reserve Bank of Kansas City Monthly Review. 1974 March, pp. 1-12Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Casky, John P.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Chakerian, Charles G. and Louis Dupré. "Two Theological Views on Population Control." McCormick Quarterly, 1967 January, Vol. 20, No. 2Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Chance, Don M. and Pamela P. Peterson. "The New Science of Finance." American Scientis, 1999 May-June, Vol. 87, pp. 256-263Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Chen, Yung-Ping. "Homestead Tax Exemptions for the Aged with Special Reference to the Revenue Effects of Alternative Exemption Laws in California." (Draft Copy)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "The Complexities of Simple Interest." First National City Bank Monthly Letter. ( New York, NY: First National City Bank), 1962 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Day, George S. and David A. Acker. "A Guide to Consumerism" Journal of Marketing. 1970 July, Vol. 34, pp. 12-19Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Deming Meets BravermanAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrilch. "The Population Explosion." The Amicacus Journal. 1990 Winter, pp. 22-29Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Ensley, Gerald. "On the Shoulders of Giants". Tallahassee Democrat. (Tallahassee, FL: Tallahassee Democrat), 1997 March 30, Vol. 89Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Gibson, Duane L. and Charles R. Hoffer. "An Analysis of Milk Consumption Among Urban Families." (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University of Agriculture and Applied Science), 1956 August, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 113-124Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Granovsky, Nancy and Richard L.D. Morse. "It's in Your Interest... Or Is It?" <em>The Consumer Guide to Savings Accounts. </em>(San Francisco, CA: Consumer Action), 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Janssen, Wallace F. "The Gadget Quacks." FDA Consumer. 1976 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: "Japan, The Girl from the Outside," Time, 1959 March 23Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Kuznets, Simon. "Modern Economic Growth: Findings and Reflections." The American Economic Review, 1973 June, Vol. 63, No. 3, pp. 247-258Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Leet, Don. R. and Nancy A. Lang. "A Study of Consense Between Economic Educators and Economists: Are We Telling the Same Story?" (Boston, MA: American Educational Research Association), 1990 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: McAndrews, James J. "Where has All the Paper Gone? Book-Entry-Delivery-Against-Payment Systems." Business Review. (Philadelphia, PA: Federal Bank of Philadelphia), pp. 19-30, 1992 November-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Magrabi, Frances M., Jean L. Pennock, W. Kenneth Poole, and J. Valley Rachal.  “An Index of the Economic Welfare of Rural Families.”The Journal of Consumer Research, 1975 December, Vol. 2, pp. 178-187Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Manlin, Roger A. and Richard A. Martens.  “Informal Proceedings Under the Uniform Probate Code: Notice and Due Process.” Prospectus, 1969 December, pp. 39-59Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Mester, Loretta J. “Repealing Glass-Steagall: The Past Points the Way to the Future.” Business Review. (Philadelphia, PA:  Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia), 1996 July/August, pp. 3-18Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Miller, James Nathan.  “Slum Swindlers Must Go!”  (Pleasantville, NY: Reader’s Digest), 1969 November, pp. 2-6Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Mitchell, Wesley C.  “The Backward Art of Spending Money.”  American Economic Review, 1912, pp. 269-281Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Morris, Charles S. and Gordon H. Sellon, Jr. “Market Value Accounting for Banks: Pros and Cons.” Economic Review. 1991 March/April, pp. 5-19Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Morrison, David L.  “Engineering Excellence or Societal Regulation?” Ashrae Journal, 1971 October, pp. 25-26, 28-31Add to your cart.
Folder 31: “The Moslem World, Beyond the Veil,” Time, 1957 November 11Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Newell, Barbara Warne.  “Tribute to Colston E. Warne.”  The Journal of Consumer Affairs.  1980 Summer, pp. 1-8.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: O’Faoláin, Seán, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Plummer, Joseph T. "Life Style Patterns and Commercial Bank Credit Card Usage." Journal or Marketing, 1971  April, pp. 35-41Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Santoni, G. J. and Courtenay C. Stone. “Navigating Through the Interest Rate Morass: Some Basic Principles.” (St. Louis, MO: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis), 1981 March, pp 11-18Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Schneider, Edward L.  “Aging in the Third Millennium.”  Science. 1999 February 5, Vol. 283, pp. 796-800Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Schreft, Stacey L. “Looking Forward: The Role for Government in Regulating Electronic Cash.” Economic Review. (Kansas City, MO: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City), 1997 Fourth QuarterAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Schwenk, F. N.  “Income and Consumer Expenditures of Households Headed by Hispanic and Black Elderly Women.”  Family Economics Review.1994, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 2-8Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Sen, Amartya.  “Rationality and Social Choice.”  The American Economic Review. 1995 March, Vol. 85, No. 1, pp. 1-24Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Shaffer, J. D. and G. G. Quackenbush.  Quarterly Bulletin. (East Landing, MI: Michigan State University of Agriculture and Applied Science), 1956 February, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 392-397Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Shainwald, Sybil.  “The Center for the Study of the Consumer Movement.” The Journal of Consumer Affairs.  1978 Winter, Vol. 12, No. 2Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Sklar, June and Beth Berkov.  “The American Birth Rate: Evidences of a Coming Rise.” Science, 1975 August, Vol. 189, pp. 693-700Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Smeeding, Timothy M. and Barbara Boyld Torrey.  “Poor Children in Rich Countries.” Science.  1988 November 11, Vol. 242, pp. 873-877Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Stycos, J. Mayone.  “The Outlook for World Population.”  Science.  1964 December 11, Vol. 146, pp. 1435-1440Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Tintner, Gerhard.  “A Contribution to the Nonstatic Theory of Production.” Studies in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics.(Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Vrabac, Daniel J.  “Savings and Loan Associations: An Analysis of the Recent Decline in Profitability.” Economic Review, 1982 July-August, pp. 3-19Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Weiner, Max.  “Which Way for the Consumer Movement?” Reprinted from Consumers Voice. (Philadelphia, PA: Consumers Voice), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: West, Robert Craig.  “The Depository Institutions Deregulation Act of 1980: A Historical Perspective.” Economic Review, 1982 February, pp. 3-13Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Wilkowske, Roger H.  “Population Concentrations Brings Changes to Kansas Dairying.” Extension Economics.  (Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University), 1966 October 25Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Wingis, Chuck.  “Convict Four in $2 Million Fraud Scheme.” Advertising Age newspaper, 1976 December 20, pp. 1, 41Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Winter, Randy.  “Being a Part of the World.”  The Manhattan Mercury. 1990 February 25, p. C7 “Dealing With the Crises to Come.”  Politics and Environment III “A Shared Responsibility to Act.”  Politics and Environment IVAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Yoo, Peter S.  “Still Charging: The Growth of Credit Card Debit between 1992 and 1995.” Review. (St. Louis, MO: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis), 1998 January/February, pp. 19-27Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: CatalogsAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: The Banking and Finance Information Catalogue, 1996-1997. (San Francisco, CA: Consumer Action), 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Economics and Finance. (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press), 1999 Fall, 2003 SpringAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Economics New Titles 2004. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publications), 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Economics 2005 New and Bestsellings Titles. (New York City, NY: MacMillan), 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Economics: 2005 New Titles and Key Backlist. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publications), 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Handbooks in Economics. (New York: Elsevier Science), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Series New Titles for 2003-2004. (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.), 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 60: The Junction. (White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing), 1999 SummerAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: NICE. (Ypsilanti, MI: National Institute for Consumer Education), 1993 JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: Population Reference Bureau. (Washington, D.C.: The Population Reference Bureau), 1929-1999, 1996 Spring/Summer, 1996-1997 Fall/Winter, 1997 Spring/Summer,  1997-1998 Fall/Winter, 1998 Spring/Summer, 1998-1999 Fall/WinterAdd to your cart.
Folder 63: Publications & Other Research. (New York, NY: Federal Reserve Bank of New York), 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Teaching Money Management. (San Francisco, CA: Consumer Action), 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Teaching the Telephone. (San Francisco, CA: TET Repository, Consumer Action), 1995Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: DirectoriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 66: ACCI American Council on Consumer Interests 1996-1997 Membership Directory. (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri), 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 67: College of Human Ecology, Faculty and Staff Directory. (Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University, College of Human Ecology), 1992-1993, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Consumers Union Employee Directory. (Yonkers, NY: Consumers Union), 1994 JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 69: 1983 Directory of State and Local Consumer Organizations. (Washington, D.C.: Consumer Federation of America); 1992 Directory of State and Local Consumer Organizations. (Washington, D.C. Consumer Federation of America), 1983, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 70: KAFCS, Kansas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. (Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences), 2000 Directory, 1999 August 3Add to your cart.
Folder 71: National Coalition for Consumer Education, Inc. 1997-98 Membership Directory. (Madison, NJ: National Coalition for Consumer Education); National Coalition for Consumer Education, Inc. 1998-1999 Membership Directory (Madison, NJ: National Coalition for Consumer Education); National Coalition for Consumer Education, Inc. 1999-2000 Membership Directory. (Madison, NJ: National Coalition for Consumer Education), 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: EssaysAdd to your cart.
Folder 72: Emmons, William R. and Frank A. Schmid "Universal Banking, Control Rights, and Corporate Finance in Germany", 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Fornos, Werner and Hal Burdett. "From Bucharest to Cairo: Population Stabilization Deliberations." (Washington, D.C.: The Population Institute), 1994, No. 4Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Kohn, Ernest, Howard F. Sismilich Jr. Bernard Kaye, and Robert Smith Low Cost Banking Services in New York State. (New York, NY: New York State Banking Department), 1980 JanuaryAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Series, 1935-2000, Undated],
[Series 2: Literary Works, 1934-1996, Undated],
[Series 3: Correspondence Series, Alphabetical, 1949-2000, Undated],
[Series 4: Subject Series, Alphabetical, 1934-2001, Undated],
[Series 5: Photograph & Negatives Series, 1939-1998, Undated],
[Series 6: Slides, Undated],
[Series 7: Media Series, 1962-2000, Undated],
[Series 8: Artifact Series, 1954-1998, Undated],
[Series 9: Oversize Series, 1932-1991],
[Series 10: Printed Material, 1912, 1956-2005, undated],

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