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Clinger, Morris M., 1910-1993

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1910 - 1993

Biographical History

Morris M. Clinger (1910-1993) was a speech and theater professor in Utah.

Morris Martin Clinger was born on May 20, 1910 in Lakeview, Utah to Martin Albert Clinger and Tean Johnson. He was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and attended Brigham Young University. In 1932 he graduated with his bachelor's degree, and shortly after married Louise Spafford in the Salt Lake Temple. For a few years after his marriage he taught speech in Richfield, Utah, but returned to teach at high school at collegiate courses at Brigham Young University in 1936. He later earned a master's degree in public speaking and a Ph.D. in Theater Arts. In 1946 he stopped teaching high school, fully joining the faculty of the Speech Department. Clinger passed away on April 7, 1993 in Orem, Utah.

Citation:
UPB files, May 27, 2016 (Morris M. Clinger)

BY High website, via WWW, May 27, 2016 (Morris Martin Clinger; Instructor in Speech, Dramatic Art, Public Speaking, 1936-1946; b. May 20, 1910 at Lake View, Utah; parents, Martin Albert Clinger and Tean Johnson; m. Aug. 17, 1932 to Louse Spafford in Salt Lake City, Utah; speech teacher at BYH; taught in BYU Speech Department until retirement; d. Apr. 7, 1993 in Orem, Utah)

Familysearch.org, via WWW, May 27, 2016 (Morris Martin Clinger; baptised, 1915; taught speech in Richfield, Utah, 1933-1936; returned to Brigham Young High School/Brigham Young University, 1936; stopped teaching high school courses, 1946; bachelor's degree in speech education; master's in public speaking; Ph.D. in Theater Arts; five children)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Morris M. Clinger interview with J. J. Keeler

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3002
Scope and Contents Typescript of an interview taken from the included reel-to-reel tape and audiocassettes. The interview was conducted by Morris M. Clinger on March 2, 1982 for the Joint Oral History Program of Brigham Young University Archives, BYU Alumni Association Emeritus Club and Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. Keeler talks about his education, various occupations, and his career at Brigham Young University as a professor of music. He tells about the music directors and professors at the...
Dates: 1982 March 2

Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 87
Scope and Contents

Includes the files and records of the department chair and other faculty.

Dates: 1917-1974

Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts general department files, 1955-1981

 Series
Identifier: UA 684 Series 3
Scope and Contents note

Genderal Department Files.

Dates: Other: 1955-1981

Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts minutes, 1955-1989

 Series
Identifier: UA 684 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Theatre and Cinematic Arts faculty meetings, Dramatic Arts faculty meeting minutes.

Dates: Other: 1955-1989

Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 684
Scope and Contents

Includes records and correspondence of Lael Woodbury and Morris Clinger.

Dates: 1947-1989

Oral history interview with Alma W. King

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 134
Scope and Contents

Interview by Morris Klinger with Alma King concerning his early education at Brigham Young University, involvement in sports, marriage, teaching seminary, graduate education, and subsequent appointment as Dean of Students. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Dates: 1982

Oral history interview with Wilmer W. Tanner

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225524237]
Identifier: MSS 2971
Scope and Contents Typescript of an interview with Wilmer W. Tanner conducted by Morris Klinger on March 16, 1983. The interview was conducted for The Joint Oral History Project Brigham Young University Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club. Tanner talks about his early life in Indianola, Utah, his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Netherlands, his education, his publications, and his teaching career at Brigham Young University. He also comments on Ernest...
Dates: 1983 March 16

Oral history interview with Wilmer W. Tanner

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 114
Scope and Contents Professor Tanner was interviewed by Morris Klinger on March 16, 1983 as part of the Joint Oral History Project for the Brigham Young University Archives and Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club. The interview was transcribed in 1984. The material gives a brief sketch of Tanner's life and concentrates on the time he served as a professor of zoology at Brigham Young University. He mentions his relationship with Monte L. Bean which was instrumental in Bean's donation of...
Dates: 1983-1984