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Richard L. Morton Oral History

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Abstract: This interview was conducted as part of the College of William and Mary Oral History Project. At the time of these interviews Dr. Morton was one of the oldest, if not the oldest, member of the William and Mary Community, having arrived in 1919 as the entire history department. As chairman of the department he continued to build it until his retirement in 1959. During this time he was editor of the third series of the William and Mary Quarterly; wrote a two-volume study, Colonial Virginia; volume 3 of the History of Virginia and edited Hugh Jones's The Present State of Virginia. Morton Hall was named in his honor in 1974.
Issued Date: 1973-03-23
Subjects: College of William and Mary--History--20th century
College of William and Mary--Faculty and Staff
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/5476
Citation: University Archives Oral History Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Description: The original manuscript transcript of this interview is available in University Archives Oral History Collection in the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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    The University Archives Oral History Collection consists of transcripts and recordings of oral history interviews conducted with College of William and Mary faculty, staff, alumni, and others connected to the College.

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