MSS 105
Morgan Owens Foundation, 1957-1983
Collection of the Morgan Owens Foundation for Aid to Deaf Students, Inc., 1957-1983

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 105
Title: Collection of the Morgan Owens Foundation, 1957-1983
0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Note: This document last updated 2006 January 5.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Unknown.
Processed by: Thomas Strunk. 2000 October 17.
Processing Note:
Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.

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Historical Sketch

This foundation was set with the intention to provide financial support to recent graduates of the Arkansas School for the Deaf to attend Gallaudet College. This foundation was named after a man who devoted his life to the education in Arkansas. He was a leading educator (not for deaf) in America during the early 1900s. His wife, Bernice, was a secretary of Arkansas School for the Deaf.
A group of philanthropists of Arkansas formed this foundation on July 30, 1957. Bankers, senators, business owners, CEOs, college professors and others fill the position of Board of Directors, serving for the staggered terms of one to three years. The Board of Directors selects the graduates most worthy to get this loan with no interest added upon collection. The money returned would go to the next graduate who needs one. The money donated constitutes a tax deductible for the donors.
The last known date of this foundation's existence is 1983.

Scope and Content

Organizational papers fill this collection primarily. Mostly legal documents such as minutes of the meeting, agendas of the meeting, by-laws, constitution, and financial reports are included in this collection. Correspondences with Gallaudet College students who got this financial help are included. Morgan R. Owens Foundation provided the brochures, from their organizational papers.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
No Series.

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 Brochures & Banquet 1969
1 2 Constitution, By-Laws & Legislation 1960
1 3 Minutes & Agendas 1957-64
1 4 Minutes & Agendas 1965-72
1 5 Financial Reports 1958-64
1 6 Financial Reports 1965 -73
1 7 Correspondence 1963-67
1 8 Correspondence 1968-83 & n.d.


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