Guide to the Floyd and Edith Morgan Papers,
1935-1964

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Floyd and Edith Morgan Papers
Dates: 1935-1964 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 16 boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 222
Summary: This collection consists of the prompt books for plays produced at the Old Main Auditorium, Lyric Theatre, Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre and U.S.U. Amphitheatre in Logan, Utah.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Biographical Note

Floyd Morgan was born in 1910 and earned an M.A. in Theater from the University of Iowa in the 1930s. For over 40 years, Morgan was a professor and at one time department head of the Theater Arts Department at Utah State University. His wife, Edith, was employed as a journalist at Logan's Herald Journal, and was also an active supporter of the theater.

Content Description

This collection consists of the prompt books for plays produced at the Old Main auditorium, Lyric Theater, Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theater and USU amphitheater in Logan, Utah. The collection is arranged chronologically and consists of plays produced between 1935 and 1964.

Box 11 holds some realia and box 12 carries a letter to Edith Morgan from Daryl Chase, President of U.S.U. It also holds a news clipping and materials for the play Look on the Land produced for Cache Valley's Centennial. These materials include programs, posters, scripts, and the prompt book for the production.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Floyd and Edith Morgan Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: Floyd and Edith Morgan Papers USU_COLL MSS 222, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 222, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged chronologically.

Processing Note :  

Processed in April of 1999

Acquisition Information :  

Acquisition information is unknown.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 2 Prompt book - LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME (The Nobody who Apes Nobility) by Moliere
Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley (Old Main Auditorium).
1935 December 12-14
1 2 Prompt Book - DISTANT DRUMS
by Dan Totheroh (Old Main Auditorium)
1937 February 15-17
1 3 Prompt Book - CALL IT A DAY
by Dodie Smith
Undated
1 4 Prompt Book - FIRST LADY
by Datharine Dayton and George S. Kauffman
Undated
1 5 Prompt Book - MAYR OF SCOTLAND
by Maxwell Anderson (Old Main Auditorium)
1940 May 1, 2, 4
2 1 Prompt Book - CLAUDIA
by Rose Franken (Old Main Building-west wing, little theater, second floor)
1946 February 14-20
2 2 Prompt Book - THE HASTY HEART
by John Patrick (Old Main Auditorium)
1947 January 6-8
2 3 Prompt Book - THE MALE ANIMAL
by James Thurber Elliott Nugent (Old Main Auditorium)
1948 October 27-30
2 4 Prompt Book - THE WINSLOW BOY
by Terence Rattlgan (Old Main Auditorium)
1949 November 2-5
2 5 Prompt Book - DEAR BRUTUS 1949 March 1-5
3 1 Prompt Book - PYGMALION
by Bernard Shaw (Old Main Auditorium)
1950 January 25-28
3 2 Prompt Book - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST 1950 July 10-13
3 3 Prompt Book - THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
by John M. Synge (Old Main Auditorium)
1950
3 4 Prompt Book - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Jane Austin ply by Helen Jerome (Old Main Auditorium)
1951 November 28-30 and December 1
3 5 Prompt Book - THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING
by Christopher Fry (Old Main Auditorium)
1952 July 8-11
3 6 Prompt Book - THE CORN IS GREEN
by Emlyn Williams (Old Main Auditorium)
1953 July 13-16
3 7 Prompt Book - JANE
by S.N. Berhman (Old Main Auditorium)
1953 July 13-16
4 1 Prompt Book - PEER GYNT
by Henrik Ibsen (Old Main Auditorium)
1954 January 20-23
4 2 Prompt Book - TRELAWNEY OF THE WELLS
by Sir Arthor Wing Pinero (Old Main Auditorium)
1955 January 26-29
4 3 Prompt Book - LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME
by Moliere, Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley (Old Main Auditorium)
1956 December 5-8
4 4 Prompt Book - AH WILDERNESS
by Eugene O'Neill (Old Main Building-west wing, little theater)
1957 January 30-31; February 1-5, 7-10; 15-16
4 5 Prompt Book - PEER GYNT
by Henrik Ibsen (USU Amphitheater)
1958 August 11, 13, 15
5 1 Prompt Book - JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK
by Sean O'Casey (Old Main Auditorium)
1959 December 4-5; 11-12
5 2 Prompt Book - MARY STUART
by Schiller translation by Sophie Wilkins (Lyric Theater)
1961 July 19-23; 25-26
5 3 Prompt Book - THE PERIODICAL
by Jack Richardson (Lyric Theater)
1962 January 16-20
5 4 Prompt Book - MAJOR BARBARA
by G.B. Shaw (Lyric Theater)
1963 February 5-9
5 5 Prompt Book - GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE
by Kaufman and Hart (Lyric Theater)
1963 November 11-16
6 1 Prompt Book - THE IMAGINARY INVALID Undated
6 2 Prompt Book - THE CEREMONY Undated
6 3 Prompt Book - BLITHE SPIRET
by Noel Coward (Lyric Theater)
1965 April 15-17; 22-24
6 4 Prompt Book - THE THREE SISTERS
by Anton Chekhov (Lyric Theater)
1966 February 3-5; 10-12
6 5 Prompt Book - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde (Lyric Theater)
1966 July 14-16; 21-23
6 6 Prompt Book - A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
by Robert Bolt (Lyric Theater)
1966 July 28-30; August 4-6
6 7 Prompt Book - THE BARRETS OF WIMPOLE STREET
by Rudolf Besier (Lyric Theater)
1967 January 26-28; February 2-4
7 1 Prompt Book - CYRANO de BERGERAC
by Edmond Rostand
Undated
7 2 Prompt Book - CYRANO de BERGERAC (continued)
by Edmond Rostand
Undated
7 3 Prompt Book - ANTIGONE
by Jean Anouilh (Chase Fine Art Center, Morgan Theater)
1968 May8-11
7 4 Prompt Book - CHARLEY'S AUNT 1968 July-October
7 5 Prompt Book - THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
by John Synge
Undated
7 6 Prompt Book - THE CHERRY ORCHARDS
by Anton Chekhov (Chase Fine Art Center Theater)
1969 November 17-21
8 1 Prompt Book - ROOM SERVICE
by John Murray (Lyric Theater)
1970 July-August
8 2 Prompt Book - HAY FEVER
by Noel Coward (Lyric Theater)
1971 July-October
8 3 Prompt Book - TANGO
by Slawamir Mrozek (Chase Fine Art Center, Morgan Theater)
1971 November 17-22
8 4 Prompt Book - LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE by Moliere (Lyric Theater)
8 5 Prompt Book - BROWN PELICAN Undated
8 6 Script-? Undated
9 1 Prompt Book - A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
by Robert Bolt (Morgan Theater)
1973 April 21-28
9 2 Prompt Book - STRAW HAT Undated
9 3 Prompt Book - THE RIVALS
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Lyric Theater)
Undated
9 4 Prompt Book - DEAR BRUTUS
J.M. Barrie (Lyric Theater)
Undated
9 5 Prompt Book - AH WILDERNESS 1976 March 4-6; 11-13
10 1 Prompt Book - THE PRODIGAL
by Jack Richardson
1979 April
10 2 Prompt Book - THE TORCH-BEARERS
by George Kelly (Lyric Theater)
1979 July-August
10 3 Prompt Book - OUR TOWN
by Thornton Wilder (Amphitheater)
Undated
11 1 Prompt Book - OUR TOWN
by Thornton Wilder
Undated
11 2 Realia Undated
12 1 Letters to Mrs. Edith Morgan from Daryl Chase, President of USU 1955 October 17
12 2 News clippings 1956 July 17
12 3 Program for LOOK ON THE LAND
(for Cache Valley's Centennial)
Undated
12 4 Posters for LOOK ON THE LAND Undated
12 5 Script for LOOK ON THE LAND Undated
12 6 Script for LOOK ON THE LAND Undated
12 7 Script for LOOK ON THE LAND Undated
12 8 Script for LOOK ON THE LAND Undated
12 9 Side for role of ? LOOK ON THE LAND Undated
12 10 Prompt Book - LOOK ON THE LAND
by Edith Morgan, Moyle Q. Rice, Veneta Nielsen Music by John Philip Dalby (USU Amphitheater)
1956 July 2-14
12 11 Script - LOOK ON THE LAND Undated
13 1 Prompt Book - THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Shakespeare (Old Main Auditorium)
1949 April 28-30
13 2 Prompt Book - ROMEO AND JULIET
by Shakespeare (Old Main Auditorium)
1952 April 23-26
13 3 Prompt Book - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Shakespeare
Undated
13 4 Prompt Book - OTHELLO
by Shakespeare
Undated
13 5 Prompt Book - TWELFTH NIGHT
by Shakespeare (Old Main Auditorium)
1959 April 22-25
14 1 Prompt Book - RICHARD III
by Shakespeare (Old Main Auditorium)
1960 April 27-30
14 2 Prompt Book - AS YOU LIKE IT
by Shakespeare (Lyric Theater)
1963 April 23-27
14 3 Prompt Book - THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Shakespeare (Lyric Theater)
1966 April 21-30
14 4 Prompt Book - TWELFTH NIGHT
by Shakespeare
Undated
15 1 Prompt Book - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Shakespeare
Undated
15 2 Prompt Book - TWELFTH NIGHT
by Shakespeare
Undated
15 3 Prompt Book - TWELFTH NIGHT(continued) Undated
15 4 Prompt Book - AS YOU LIKE IT
by Shakespeare (Morgan Theater)
Undated
16 1 Prompt Book - HAMLET
by Shakespeare (Old Auditorium)
1955 April 20-23
16 2 Prompt Book - OTHELLO
by Shakespeare (Old Main Auditorium)
1958 April 23-26
16 3 Prompt Book - THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by Shakespeare (Lyric Theater)
1964 April 16-25

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Morgan, Edith
    • Morgan, Floyd T.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Theater--Utah--Logan.
    • Titles within the Collection :
    • Look on the land.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Chase Fine Arts Center (Logan, Utah)
    • Lyric Theatre (Logan, Utah)
    • Morgan Theatre (Logan, Utah
    • Old Main Auditorium (Logan, Utah)
    • Utah State University. Amphitheatre.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Promptbooks.
    • Theater programs.

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