Alonzo J. and Eloise Morley family papers

Alonzo J. and Eloise Morley family papers

Dates: circa 1890-1980

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and other records. Contained are Alonzo J. Morley's papers and records pertaining to the Drama Department of BYU in the 1920s. Also included are materials and photographs relating to Eloise Stewart Morley's career as a world tour guide. Family photographs and other memorabilia from the family of Alonzo and Eloise and of their ancestors are contained. Letters from Alonzo and Eloise's courtship are included. The collection also contains Dr. Morley's professional papers in the field of speech pathology.

  • Extent: 10 cartons (10 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize box (0.5 linear ft.). -- 8 boxes (4 linear ft.). -- 2 oversize folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Morley, Alonzo J., 1903-1995. -- Morley, Eloise
  • Call Number: MSS 5975
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Alonzo J. Morley and Eloise Stewart Morley family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 5975; Alonzo J. Morley and Eloise Stewart Morley family papers; 19th and 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 5975, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Marilyn Morley Washburn in 2007 and 2008.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Marilyn Morley Washburn; 2007 and 2008.
Related Material
Alonzo J. Morley oral history interview, March 7, 1977; UA OH 66. Speech power through study and practice; PN 4086 .M67x 1951.
Subject Terms
Brigham Young University. Dept. of Dramatic Arts--Faculty; Morley family--Archives; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Education, Higher--Utah--Provo; Performing arts--Utah--Provo; Speech therapy
Genre / Form
Family records; Letters; Photographs; Scrapbooks
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
19th and 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because the collection gives a glimpse into student and faculty life at Brigham Young University in the 20s and 30s while lending itself to valuable insight on the prominent Utah family, the Morleys, and their contributions to society.
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Finding Aid Title
Morley (Alonzo J. and Eloise) family papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-08-05T10:42-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Alonzo John Moley (1903-1995) was a professor at BYU who founded its first speech and hearing clinic.

Alonzo John Morley was born 3 January 1903 in Moroni, Utah. He married Eloise Stewart 2 September 1925, and they had five children. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1925. In 1928 he joined the faculty at BYU where he taught for 54 years. He earned a doctorate in speech pathology from the University of Iowa. He founded the first speech and hearing clinic at BYU and others throughout Utah while being involved in a variety of civic efforts. Alonzo died 28 June 1995.

Biographical History

Eloise Stewart Morley (1904-1986) was a social worker and psychiatric clinician who graduated from BYU.

Eloise Stewart Morley was born 3 January 1904 in Provo, Utah. She married Alonzo Morley 2 September 1925 they had five children. She received a Bachelor’s degree from BYU and a Master’s in Psychiatric Social Work from the University of Utah. She worked as a social worker and psychiatric clinician and was involved in a number of civic and cultural organizations. Eloise died 13 December 1986.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts