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Morgan Papers on Greece, 1935-1941
1 records storage box, 1 archives box, 1 wrapped package (1.6 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Art expert. Contain notes, drafts and illustrations for Morgan's book "The Byzantine Pottery," a study of pottery found in Corinth, published in 1942.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Morgan Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1902, Charles Hill Morgan and earned his bachelor's, master's, and PhD from Harvard University. He left Harvard in 1928 to attend the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. After lecturing at Bryn Mawr College from 1929 to 1930, Morgan accepted an assistant professorship at Amherst and the opportunity to direct the construction of the new Mead Art Museum and the acquisition of its collection.

Morgan served as director of the Mead Art Museum from its opening in 1949 to his retirement in 1969. The Amherst Fine Arts department grew during his career from one to eight faculty members. He also worked with Trinity College to establish and organize the Austin Center of Art in 1965-1966.

Morgan's love of classical art was also expressed in his long-standing relationship with the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. He returned to the school in 1933 and 1952 as a professor and research fellow. Between 1936 and 1938 he directed both the school and the excavation of the Agora (a marketplace) of ancient Corinth. In 1935 he took over the work of Dr. Frederick O. Waage to write a book, The Byzantine Pottery, a study of pottery found in Corinth; this book was published by Harvard University Press for the American School of Classical studies at Athens in 1942.

Morgan's articles were published in the American Journal of Archaeology, the Hesperia, and The Archaelogike Ephemeris and numerous other professional journals. In addition to his work on Greek pottery, Morgan published biographies of George Belows (1965) and Michelangelo (1960) and a book on the development of the Art Collection at Amherst College (1972).

Morgan served as an Air Intelligence officer in the European Theatre from 1942 to 1945. He was awarded the Allied Legion of Merit Award and the Belgian Croix de Guerre.

In 1928 Morgan married Rev. Janet Barton, who later became deacon at Grace Episcopal Church. They had a son and two daughters, George S.B. Morgan, Audrey Leaf, and Prudence Eppich.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers consist chiefly of Morgan's notes, drafts and illustrations for his book The Byzantine Pottery, a study of pottery found in Corinth, which was published by Harvard University Press for the American School of Classical studies at Athens in 1942. The book was based on the original work of Dr. Frederick O. Waage, which Morgan took over in 1935.

This collection is organized into three groups:

  • 1. Typescripts
  • 2. Notes and early drafts
  • 3. Illustrations

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Morgan Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Charles H. Morgan Papers on Greece [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
(Final?) typescript of The Byzantine Pottery: Introduction and pp. 1-123
ca. 1941

Box 1: folder 1
(Final?) typescript of The Byzantine Pottery: pp. 124-228
ca. 1941

Box 1: folder 2
(Final?) typescript of The Byzantine Pottery: pp. 229-349
ca. 1941

Box 1: folder 3
(Final?) typescript of The Byzantine Pottery: pp. 350-459
ca. 1941

Box 1: folder 4
Typescript of The Byzantine Pottery
ca. 1941

Box 1: folder 5
Colored illustrations of Greek artifacts to accompany the material in folder 5.
n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
Typewritten notes
n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
Typewritten notes
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Box 1: folder 8
Typewritten notes
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Box 1: folder 9
Typewritten notes
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Box 1: folder 10
Photographs of Greek artifacts
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Box 1: folder 11
Photographs of Greek artifacts
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Box 1: folder 12
Photographs of Greek artifacts
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Box 1: folder 13
Miscellaneous notes and reconstructed drawings of pottery pieces on tracing paper
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Box 1: folder 14
Loose illustration mounted on cardboard, possibly illustrations for a book.
n.d.

Box 1: folder 15
Loose illustration mounted on cardboard, possibly illustrations for a book.
n.d.

Box 1: folder 16
Loose illustration mounted on cardboard, possibly illustrations for a book.
n.d.

Box 1: folder 17
Mounted photographs of Grecian artifacts
n.d.

Box 2: folder 18
Mounted photographs of Grecian artifacts
n.d.

Box 2: folder 19
Mounted photographs of Grecian artifacts
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Box 2: folder 20
Publisher's proofs of illustrations without labels
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Box 2: folder 21
Wrapped package of oversized mounted illustrations
n.d.

Box pkg

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Subjects
  • Morgan, Charles H. (Charles Hill), 1902- Byzantine pottery.
  • Pottery, Byzantine.
  • Pottery, Greek.
  • Pottery--Greece--Corinth.


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