Cecil Morgan papers, 1922-1971 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Cecil Morgan papers, 1922-1971

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 312

Primary Creator: Morgan, Cecil, 1898-

Extent: 18.0 Boxes. More info below.


The collection is arranged by topic, as follows: legislative and political correspondence (1922-1971); bills and circulars (1927-1934); speeches, poll tax receipts, and other papers; printed material; Huey P. Long-related items; assorted clippings (1928-1939); newspaper clippings (1929); oversize newspapers; civil service correspondence (1944-1948); civil service monthly reports (1944-1948); Civil Service Commission hearings (1945-1948); civil service memos, announcements, schedules, and notes (1943-1948); Civil service minutes of meetings, expenses, clippings, printed material; Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Publications; index cards; and printed material.

The contents of several boxes have been consolidated; boxes are numbered through 20.

Subjects: Civil service -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Impeachments., Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935., Louisiana. Legislature. House of Representatives., Louisiana. Legislature. Senate., Louisiana Civil Service League., Morgan, Cecil, 1898-

Forms of Material: Circulars (fliers), Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Reports.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes materials related to Cecil Morgan's career as a member of the Louisiana Civil Service Commission. He was also a leader of the legislative force that impeached Governor Huey P. Long in 1929. Materials include correspondence, speeches, resolutions, bills and newspaper clippings concerning Louisiana politics, particularly Long and his impeachment. The materials related to the Civil Service Commission include correspondence, hearings and related reports and publications. Most of the clippings are from Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans-based newspapers.

Biographical Note

Cecil Morgan (1898-1999) was born in Nebraska, moving to the Baton Rouge area at the age of 6. He graduated from Louisiana State University Law School in 1919. He was elected a Democrat in the Louisiana House of Representative from 1928-1934. He was a leader of the legislative force that in 1929 impeached Governor Huey P. Long.  He was elected to the state Senate in 1932, but left in 1934 to become a District Judge from 1934-1936. In 1936 Morgan left the bench to become general counsel for Standard Oil. In 1943 he was named a vice president and member of the board of directors. Morgan served on the Civil Service Commission from 1944-1948. From 1963-1968 he was Tulane Law School Dean.

Subject/Index Terms

Civil service -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935.
Louisiana. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Louisiana. Legislature. Senate.
Louisiana Civil Service League.
Morgan, Cecil, 1898-

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Alternate Extent Statement: 14 linear feet (18 boxes incl. 1 oversized box, 8 v., and 1 oversized folder)

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Cecil Morgan

Preferred Citation: Cecil Morgan papers, Manuscripts Collection 312, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 1975.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Legislative correspondence, 1922-1930],
[Box 2: Legislative and political correspondence, 1931 January-1971],
[Box 3: Printed House Bills, Louisiana Senate Bills and circulars, 1928-1934],
[Box 4: Speeches, poll tax receipts, lists, expenses, resolutions, and legislative notes, 1928-1934],
[Box 5: Printed material],
[Box 6: Huey P. Long related items, circulars, broadside, impeachment],
[Box 7: Randall Campaign, assorted clippings, Morgan, Kingdom of Kingfish, 1928-1940],
[Box 8: Newspaper clippings and impeachment, 1929 March-April],
[Box 9: Oversize Newspapers],
[Box 10: Oversize Newspapers],
[Box 12: Civil Service correspondence and records, 1944 November-1947 December],
[Box 13: Civil Service correspondence, monthly reports of Louisiana Civil Service, 1945-1949],
[Box 14: Civil Service Hearings of Cases arranged alphabetically, 1945-1948],
[Box 15: Civil Service Memos, announcements, classification schedules and notes, 1943-1948],
[Box 16: Civil Service Minutes of meetings, expenses, clippings, publications of Louisiana Civil Service League and the Civil Service Assembly, 1945-1948],
[Box 17: Printed Material],
[Box 18: Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Publications],
[Box 19: Index cards],
[Box 20: Printed material],
[Oversize folder 1],

Box 10: Oversize Newspapers
Combined into one box located in Manuscripts Oversize Shelving Area--2nd level.

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