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Richard L. D. Morse papers (Addition)

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Biographical Series

Literary Works

Correspondence Series, Alphabetical

Subject Series, Alphabetical

Photograph & Negatives Series

Slides

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, 1956-2005, 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.

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

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

Physical Access Note: No restrictions.

Technical Access Note: The cassette tapes, video tapes, computer disks, LPs, and Reel-to-Reel tapes will require an appropriate player, viewer, and speakers.

Acquisition Source: Nancy Morse

Acquisition Method: Donation.

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

Related Materials:

NOTE: Richard Morse's original donation is in the process of being added to the Archon system. Currently, the finding aid for the materials is located at http://www.lib.k-state.edu/depts/sc_rev/findaids/pc1987-11.php. The Richard L.D. Morse Papers (1933-1995) spans 115 linear feet (218 boxes), consisting primarily of correspondence, academic files, documents relating to advocacy groups and both state and federal legislation, published articles, printed material, newspaper clippings, speeches, and subject files. The papers have been organized into twenty-five separate series with respect to the original order of the papers. The series are: 1) Correspondence, 2) Kansas State University Correspondence, 3) Iowa State University Academic Records, 4) Florida State University Academic Records, 5) Kansas State University Academic Records, 6) Truth-in-Savings, 7) International Organizations, 8) National Organizations, 9) State Organizations, 10) Conferences, 11) Literary Works-Dissertations at Kansas State University, 12) Literary Works-Thesis Reports at Kansas State University, 13) General Literary Works, 14) The Federal Executive and Legislative Branch Office, 15) State of Kansas Government Documents, 16) Richard L.D. Morse Speeches, 17) Alphabetical Speeches by Others, 18) Reports and Publications-Printed Material, 19) Studies/Research-Printed Material, 20) Homemaker/Home Health Aid Service Reports-Printed Material, 21) Newsletters/Bulletins-Printed Material, 22) Newspapers and Clippings-Printed Material, 23) Subject Files, 24) Study: Savings Advertisement Analysis, 25) Journals and Magazines.

The following selected sources provide additional information on Consumer Movement:

Agan (Anna Tessie) Papers

American Council on Consumer Interests

American Council on Consumer Interests (Metzen Addition)

Americans for Fairness in Lending

Brooks (Thomas) Collection

Brunn (George) Collection

Consumer Federation of America

Dartland (Walter T.) papers

Hawkins (Nancy) Collecion

Kiesling (Roy) Papers

Mason (Florence) Collection

Meyer (Louis S.) 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],
[All]

Series 5: Photograph & Negatives Series, 1939-1998, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 29. Some photographs included in this series are: Ellen H. Richards Lodge, Household Economis Hospitality Days, Rhoda Karpatkin, John F. Kennedy, Margaret Ansborn Lodge, Ralph Nader, Joe Mintz, Alfanse Damato, Alan Greenspan, and Esther Peterson.
Sub-Series 1: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1: African Student AssociationAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Agan, Tessie, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: American Can Company, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Anderson, Joel, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bangs, Frank and Margaret, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bell, Chuck, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Consumer MovementAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Chase, Marilyn Anderson, Albie Rasmussen, Alberta Johnston, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Class, Consumers in the Market, 1964 January 10Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Conference on Aging, White House, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 11: International Conference on research in the consumer interest, 1986 August 14Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Consumer Advisory Council, 1987, 1989, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Consumer Union Annual MeetingAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Davis Ranch, Strong City, Chase County , Kansas, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Dickerson, Mary Dee, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Douglas, Paul, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 17: DwellingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18-20: Ellen H. Richards Lodge, 2100 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KSAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Flashman, Jessica and Christopher Fasse, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Gate, RLD, 1998 January 13Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Gilihand, Don, Sara, and Alex, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Glaser Anton & RuthAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Gresham, Jo, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: The HallmarkAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Homemaker Service, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Homemaker Service Luncheon + negatives, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Household Economics Hospitality Days, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Kansas Consumer Advisory Council Consumer Day, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Karpatkin, Rhoda, 1998 June 24Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Kennedy, John F., Circa 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Kitchen, Demonstration, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Knauer, Virginia H., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Kroll, Cedric, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Laundry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: McClain, Kenneth, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 38: McDonald, Tom, Cathy, Brian and Bruce, 1987-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 39: McEwen Robert JAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Margaret Ansborn Lodge, 1118 Bertrand Street, Manhattan, KSAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Meat, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Morse, Richard L. D., 1955, 1961, 1968, circa 1960s, circa 1972, 1986, 1991, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Nader, Ralph, Joe Mintz, Alfanse Damato, and Alen Greenspan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Obot, S. U., circa 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Ono, Nobuka, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Peterson, Esther, 1968, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Products, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Project, Bulgur in Nigeria, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Quinn, Jane BryandAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Robasciotti, Carole Anne and Joseph F. Glidden III, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Sakai, Tomoko, 1998, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Tea Time, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Truth in Lending, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Ula Dow Cottage, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Vehicles, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Wall, Ron and Charlene, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Unidentified, 1968, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Negatives, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Item 58: 3 Metal Canisters of negativesAdd to your cart.
Item 59: 1 Plastic Canister of NegativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 60: Homemaker Service LuncheonAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Morse, Richard L. D.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Slides, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Slide 1: "Be a Better Shopper"Add to your cart.
Slide 2: "Checking Out the Interest," in CarouselAdd to your cart.
Slide 3: Consumers UnionAdd to your cart.
Slide 4: Shopping for a Savings Account, KSU Cooperative, Extension, in CarouselAdd to your cart.
Slide 5: Truth in Lending, 1-93, in 3 containersAdd to your cart.
Slide 6: Unidentified, 7 containersAdd 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],
[All]


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