William E. Morgan (1909-2005) served as president of Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College/Colorado State University from 1949 to 1969. During his tenure, Morgan's farsighted and coherent concept for the growth of the institution resulted in its transformation from a small agricultural college to a state university. He was intensively involved with the bureaucratic process for the university as well as for other institutions, serving on outside boards and agencies. Materials document both university and additional service and consist of paper-based files, photographs, VHS tapes, slides, awards, and other artifacts dating from 1930 to 2001.

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  • What a land grant institution is all about 

    Contributor:Morgan, William E.
    Date:1989-08-18
    In a letter to Harry Rosenberg, former university president William E. Morgan responds to a request for an explanation of what a land grant institution signifies.
  • William E. Morgan - Colorado State University campus history 

    Contributor:Morgan, William E.
    Date Recorded:1975
    Former president William E. Morgan discusses the history of Colorado State University's campus buildings and grounds and answers questions regarding events during his tenure in a presentation commemorating the 125th ...
  • William E. Morgan oral history 

    Contributor:McComb, David G.
    Date Recorded:1974?
    David McComb interviews William E. Morgan. William E. "Bill" Morgan served as the 8th president of Colorado State University from 1949 to 1969. He was an experienced administrator with knowledge of land grant institutions ...
  • William E. Morgan - Colorado State University campus history 

    Contributor:Morgan, William E.
    Date Recorded:1974?
    Former president William E. Morgan discusses the history of Colorado State University's campus buildings and grounds.