Senator Robert Morgan – An Update

Senator Robert Morgan and Chancellor Leo W. Jenkins attend a 1978 ECU commencement ceremony.

Since the last post on Senator Morgan, we have completed the actual processing of the entire collection.  Now we are performing conservation and digitization work with the assistance of Larry Houston, Joe Baricella and Justin Borer.  Planning the exhibit is well underway and a preview will be available to donors, friends of the family, and faculty and staff at East Carolina University April 8th 2018, The location of the exhibit is on the 4th floor of Joyner Library.

The focus of this exhibit is to showcase Senator Morgan’s influence and involvement locally, statewide, federally and internationally, and it will feature documents, including correspondence, maps, and speeches, as well as photographs highlighting various points throughout Senator Morgan’s life and career.  It will also contain artifacts and ephemera, and stations set up where visitors can listen to various audio recordings of Senator Morgan.

North Carolina Senator Robert Morgan with President Jimmy Carter and others in the sitting area of Air Force I. Senator Morgan is in the President’s seat while the President sits on floor. Title and date from handwritten note on verso.

The topics covered throughout the exhibit will range from his early and personal life, through his professional career including his time as a lawyer, state senator, Attorney General, U.S Senator, and his time post-U.S. Senator as the Director of the State Bureau of Investigation [SBI].  I will be collaborating with our digital department to create an online exhibit for persons unable to attend the exhibit in person.

For any questions regarding the current status of the project and the exhibit, please contact Project Archivist, Sherry Cortes at cortess17@ecu.edu or (252) 328 – 0276.

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