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Ray Morgan papers

Call Number: RH MS 207


Ray Morgan, a Kansas native, was a professional journalist in Topeka, Kansas. He was also active in professional organizations and the Topeka community. This collection includes subject files Morgan compiled regarding Kansas towns and state institutions, political events and personalities, and crime, criminals and social issues. Also included are scrapbooks of collected material regarding the Topeka tornado of 1966 and the flood of 1951, as well as scrapbooks of personal material.


  • Creation: 1911 - 1977


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Ray Morgan (1922-2001)

Ray Morgan, born June 11, 1922, grew up in Topeka, Kansas, where he developed a strong interest in the activities of the statehouse and its environs. Later, his interest in politics and journalism prompted him to attend the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Washburn University, where he received a degree in political science.

As a member of the Topeka Daily Capital's staff he became Assistant Manager of the Kansas Press Association, President of the Topeka Press Club, and President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. In June 1951, he joined the staff of the Kansas City Times filling in special assignments, and in 1963, he became the Kansas City Star's Kansas correspondent. In that capacity he has had a wide association with political, educational, governmental and civic leaders throughout the state.

Ray Morgan covered sessions of the Kansas legislature periodically starting in 1949, as well as state and national political conventions, sessions of the national and mid-west governor's conferences, and Washington affairs. Ray Morgan passed away on February 20, 2001.


22.5 Linear Feet (40 boxes)

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Physical Location

RH MS 207

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Ray Morgan, 1976.

Guide to the Ray Morgan Collection
Ray Morgan papers
Finding aid prepared by bv, 1979. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006. Finding aid revised by cl, 2010; cmp, 2021; mwh, 2023.
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Ray Morgan papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS 207, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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