Rogers and Anne Morton papers

Abstract

The collection includes photographs, photo albums, papers, letters, and memorabilia relating to Rogers and Anne Morton spanning 1945-1987.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Rogers and Anne Morton papers
Extent
7.06 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Public policy and politics
National parks and reserves -- United States -- History
International relations
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Ellen Dukes
Preferred Citation
2017ms033: [identification of item], Rogers and Anne Morton Collection, 1945-1987, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Rogers C.B. Morton was born in 1914 in Louisville, KY. After graduating from Yale University in 1937, Morton married Anne Jones in 1939. Morton enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941, serving as a private during World War II in the European Theater. He received commission during the war and returned a Captain in 1945. After the war, Morton worked as company president in the family flour business, Ballard and Ballard. After Ballard and Ballard merged with Pillsbury Flour Company in 1952, Morton worked as director.
After the war, Morton helped his brother successfully run for House of Representatives in Kentucky, leading to his own interest in politics. After relocating to Maryland in the early 1950s, Morton ran for Congress in Maryland's first district, winning a seat in 1962. He would be re-elected four more times from 1963-1971. Morton also worked for Richard Nixon in the 1968 presidential campaign. After election, President Nixon named Morton chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1969. President Nixon later nominated Morton for Secretary of the Interior in 1971. As Secretary of the Interior, Morton focused on environmental conservation, traveling throughout National Parks in the western states. He also traveled abroad, representing the Interior Department in delegation trips to Asia and Europe.
Secretary Morton continued to serve as Secretary of the Interior under Gerald Ford after President Nixon's resignation in 1974. President Ford nominated Morton as Secretary of Commerce in 1975 and later worked for President Ford as his campaign manager during the 1976 election. After the election, Morton officially retired from politics, returning to his estate in Maryland. Morton passed after a lengthy bout with prostate cancer in 1979.
Anne Morton Kimberly (nee Jones) was born in Louisville, KY in 1922. She attended the Great Barrington School and the American Ballet School. After marrying Rogers C.B. Morton in 1939, she worked as a nurse's aid during World War II, also overseeing the family farm in Louisville. She, Rogers, daughter Anne, and son David, moved to Maryland after the war where they supported Morton's political career. Her dedication to the environment greatly influenced Secretary Morton's term as Secretary of the Interior. She served on National Park Service Advisory Board from 1975 to 1981 and on the board of the World Wildlife Fund from 1983 to 1986. She particularly advocated for the conservation of timber wolves, even appearing on the Today Show alongside a live wolf. She also greatly advocated global travel and sponsored scholarships enabling foreign students to attend school in the USA. After Secretary Rogers Morton's death in 1979, Anne Morton married John R. Kimberly, a active member of Maryland's non-profit organizations. Anne Morton Kimberly lived to 94, passing in 2011 at her home in Maryland.
Scope and Content
The Rogers and Anne Morton papers (dated 1945-1987, undated; 7.06 cubic feet; 32 boxes, 2 items) includes photographs, photograph albums, letters, and memorabilia relating to Rogers and Anne Morton's travels as Secretary of the Interior. The photographs depict Rogers and Anne Morton's international relation trips to Japan, China, Poland, Iceland, Spain, France, and Great Britain. The photographs also include trips to U.S. national parks in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest. Also included are photos of Rogers and Anne Morton attending public events like press conferences, fundraisers, and a theatrical premiere of Godspell.
The collection includes various diplomatic trip iteneraries and documentation. The collection also includes personal and professional correspondence to and from Rogers and Anne Morton between 1945 and 1987. Also included are various newspaper clippings about the Mortons spanning 1966-1974.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Photographs, 1970-1978, undated

Spain delegation trip, 1970

  • Box 1, item 1-104
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European trip photos and album, 1970

  • Box 7, item 382-455
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Department of the Interior oath of office album, 1971

  • Box 8, item 456-464
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Mother Earth fundraiser, 1971

  • Box 2, item 105-144
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Christmas party, 1971

  • Box 3, item 145-235
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National Trail Symposium, 1971

  • Box 4, item 236-238
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Alaska trip, 1971

  • Box 4, item 239-262
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Operation West trip, 1971 August 9-26

Oklahoma, 1971 August 9

  • Box 4, item 263-265
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Anadarko and Oaklahoma City, OK, 1971 August 10

  • Box 4, item 266-272
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Albequerque, NM, 1971 August 12-13

  • Box 4, item 273-278
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Blue Lake, Taos, NM, 1971 August 16

  • Box 4, item 279-280
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Lake Powell, AZ, 1971 August 16

  • Box 4, item 281-305
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Phoenix, AZ, 1971 August 17

  • Box 4, item 306-308
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Grand Canyon, 1971 August 17

  • Box 4, item 309-312
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Grand Teton trip to see President Nixon, 1971 August 18

  • Box 4, item 313-320
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Grand Tetons pack trip, 1971 August 21-23

  • Box 5, item 321-342
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Birds of prey in Boise, ID, 1971 August 24

  • Box 5, item 343-355
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Olympic Park, UT, 1971 August 24-26

  • Box 5, item 356-358
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Warner Springs, CA, 1971 August 26

  • Box 5, item 359-363
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Operation West photo album

  • Box 6, folder 364-381
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Wolf Trap artist cottage dedication, 1972 January

  • Box 9, item 465-489
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National Park Service talk, 1972

  • Box 9, item 550-552
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Godspell luncheon and opening night, 1972

  • Box 10, item 553-586
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Italy delegation trip, 1972

  • Box 11, item 587-603
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Launching of S.S. Fortaleza album, 1972

  • Box 11, item 604-620
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Yosemite, 1972

  • Box 12, item 621-644
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Morton historical house in Washington, D.C., 1972

  • Box 12, item 645-653
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Ford's Theater gala, 1972

  • Box 13, item 654-695
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Anne Morton and wolves, 1973

  • Box 13, item 696-712
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Crescent Lake Road, 1973

  • Box 17, item 834-854
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Iceland 1100th Anniversary trip, 1974

  • Box 14, item 713-755
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Poland delegation trip, 1975

  • Box 15, item 756-813
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Japan and China delegation trip, 1975

  • Box 19, item 868-879
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Department of Commerce oath of office album and slides, 1975

  • Box 18, item 855-867
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Margo Allman's Sculpture unveiling, 1975

  • Box 16, item 814-825
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Rogers Morton portrait unveiling, 1978

  • Box 16, item 826-833
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Launching of Vigorous, undated

  • Box 20, item 878-885
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Anne Morton at Vigorous anniversary ceremony, undated

  • Box 20, item 886-895
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Select photographs of pieces from National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. , undated

  • Box 20, item 896-903
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Assorted political events, undated

  • Box 21, item 904-939
  • Box 21, folder 940-958
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Assorted portraits and headshots, undated

  • Box 22, item 956-971
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Assorted public events, undated

  • Box 23, item 972-1221
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Assorted travel albums, undated

  • Box 24, item 1222-1252
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Assorted personal photographs, undated

  • Box 25, item 1253-1276
  • Box 26, item 1277-1314
  • Box 27, item 1315-1359
  • Box 28, item 1360-1392
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Papers, 1945-1987

European trip iternary, 1970 March 26-April 8

  • Box 29, folder 1
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Operation West travel iternary, 1971 August 30-September 3

  • Box 29, folder 2
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Alaska Secretary of Interior trip documents, 1970-1972

  • Box 29, folder 3
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Godspell documents, 1971-1973

  • Box 29, folder 4
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U.S. Pacific northwest delegation trip, 1971

  • Box 29, folder 5
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Family Tree of the National Park System booklet and map, 1972

  • Box 29, folder 6
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Cultural and Recreational Activities at Youth Hostels booklet, 1972

  • Box 29, folder 7
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Morton historical home in Washington, D.C., 1972

  • Box 29, folder 8
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Yosemite National Park trip documents, 1972

  • Box 29, folder 9
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Yosemite Natural Resources Management Plan , 1972

  • Box 29, folder 10
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Prospectus: Loboland, Canada documents, 1972-1973

  • Box 29, folder 11
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Crescent Lake Road documents, 1972

  • Box 29, folder 12
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Wolf conservation documents, 1972-1974

  • Box 29, folder 13-14
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Iceland's 110th Anniversary Celebration delegation trip, 1974

  • Box 29, folder 15-16
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National Park System Advisory Board documents, 1974-1981

  • Box 29, folder 17
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Japan and China trip itenerary, 1975 May

  • Box 29, folder 18
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Paris U.S. Embassy trip documents, 1975 October 9-11

  • Box 29, folder 19
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Certificate of appointment to Department of Interior, 1975

  • Box 29, folder 20
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Assorted itneraries and flight information, 1972-1973

  • Box 29, folder 21
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National Park Service documents, 1979

  • Box 29, folder 23
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The Gray Wolf in North America: A Preliminary Report , 1874 March

  • Box 29, folder 22
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Correspondence to Anne Morton, 1972-1987

  • Box 29, folder 24
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Correspondence from Anne Morton, 1973

  • Box 29, folder 25
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Correspondence to Rogers and Anne Morton, 1970-1978

  • Box 29, folder 26
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Correspondence from Rogers Morton, 1964-1975

  • Box 29, folder 27
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Anne Morton's official and diplomatic passports , 1966 and 1972

  • Box 29, folder 28
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Assorted personal papers, 1945-1979

  • Box 30, folder 1
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Assorted Guest lists and invitations , undated

  • Box 30, folder 2
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The Social List of Washington, D.C. booklet, 1971

  • Box 30, folder 3
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Assorted business cards, brochures, and postcards, undated

  • Box 30, folder 4
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Assorted newspaper clippings, 1966-1974

  • Box 30, folder 5-6
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Morton for Congressman campaign hand fans, undated

  • Box 30, folder 7
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Portrait of unidentified house, undated

  • Box 30, folder 8
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Unidentified property map, undated

  • Box 30, folder 9
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Certificate of Department of Interior, 1975 August

  • Box 21, folder 1
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Bicentennial Year proclamation, 1975

  • Box 21, folder 2
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Howling of the East Pack, Isle Royal, 1973 December 17

  • Box 31, item 1
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Artifacts, 1972-1975, undated

Alfalfa Club medal, undated

  • Box 31, item 2
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Rupublican National Committee medal for R. Morton, undated

  • Box 31, item 3
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S.S. Fortaleza commemorative chest, 1972

  • Item 1
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Mrs. Rogers Morton commemorative chest, undated

  • Item 2
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U.S.S. Vigorous commemorative chest, 1968

  • Box 32, item 1
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