Grace MacGregor Morley, 1892-1985 [RG1003.AM]


RG1003.AM:  Grace MacGregor Morley, 1892-1985

Papers:  1881-1980
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Teacher
Size:  3.0 cu.ft.; 6 boxes


Grace M. Morley, daughter of Augustus and Sarah Morley, was born October 8, 1892.  She was a student, musician and teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she lived most of her life.  Grace received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University School of Music, Lincoln, Nebraska in 1926; a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Nebraska’s Teacher College in 1927; and a Masters of Arts from the University of Nebraska Graduate College in 1934.  She was a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Pi Kappa Lambda, Sigma Alpha Iota, Pi Lambda Theta, Kappa Delta, and Chapter G PEO (Athens, Ohio).  Grace Morley died in Lincoln, Nebraska, on October 25, 1985 and is buried in Wyuka Cemetery.


This collection of papers of Grace Morley is arranged in six series: (1) Correspondence, 1886-1960; (2) Programs and Pamphlets, 1921-1969; (3) Diaries, 1881 and 1888; (4) Financial, 1888-1970; (5) Books, 1896-1980; and (6) Miscellany, 1881-1939.

The materials of this collection relate to the life of Grace MacGregor Morley.  There are materials here that also relate to Morley’s family.  In Series 1, Correspondence, there are letters that date back to before Grace’s birth.  In Series 3 there are two diaries that date before her birth.  In Series 5 there is a book, Growth of Discriminative Listening to Music, which was written by Grace Morley.

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Series 1 – Correspondence, 1886-1960, undated
Box 1

  1. 1886, 1902, 1906-1908
  2. 1913-1915
  3. 1916-1917
  4. 1918-1921
  5. 1922-1923
  6. 1924-1925, 1929-1930, 1932, 1936, 1938, 1949, 1957, 1960
  7. Undated

Box 2

  1. Undated
  2. Undated
  3. Undated

Series 2 – Programs and pamphlets, 1921-1969

  1. Sigma Alpha Iota, 1960-1969
  2. Lincoln Music Teachers’ Association, 1949-1969

Box 3

  1. Musical Art Club, 1921-1969
  2. Morning Musical Review, 1949-1965
  3. Matinee Musical, 1925-1927
  4. Nebraska Music Teachers’ Association, 1958
  5. University School of Music, 1929-1930
  6. Music – General

Series 3 – Diaries, 1881 and 1888

  1. 1881
  2. 1888

Series 4 – Financial, 1888-1970, undated

  1. Receipts, 1888-1970

Box 4

  1. Notebooks, 1897-1898, 1906, 1914
  2. Notebooks, 1917-1919
  3. Notebooks, undated

Series 5 – Books, 1896-1980

  1. Syllabus of Musical History, 1896
  2. Growth of Discriminative Listening to Music, 1934

Box 5

  1. The Girl Graduate, 1907
  2. Passing Tones, 1913-1916
  3. NRTA Journal, 1980

Series 6 – Miscellany, 1881-1939, undated

  1. Diplomas, 1926-1927, 1934
  2. Calendars, 1911, 1917-1918
  3. Chautauqua information
  4. Certificates, 1886-1888

Box 6

  1. Letters of recommendation, 1881, 1883-1884, 1917-1918
  2. School reports, 1903-1907, 1922, 1924
  3. Examinations, 1937-1939
  4. Metal printing plate
  5. Newspaper articles, 1906-1936, undated
  6. Miscellany, 1921-1937, undated


  1. Newspaper articles and misc. certificates


Subject headings:

Chautauquas — Nebraska
Education — Nebraska
Lincoln Music Teachers’ Association (Lincoln, Neb.)
Matinee Musical (Lincoln, Neb.)
Morley, Grace MacGregor, 1892-1985
Morning Musical Review (Lincoln, Neb.)
Musical Art Club (Lincoln, Neb.)
Nebraska Music Teachers’ Association
Sigma Alpha Iota
University of Nebraska School of Music


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