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Grant Morgan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8305

Scope and Contents

Materials include publications from the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind and photographs relating to Morgan's childhood, time at school, and later life with his wife, Kate Jones Morgan. Materials also include documents and photographs relating to Morgan's activity in the deaf community including his participation in the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf and other family papers. Dated 1900-1964.


  • 1900-1964


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Grant Morgan family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Grant Rowe Morgan (1898-1976) was a Utah business owner.

Grant Rowe Morgan, known as Billy as a child, was the son of John E. Morgan and Elenor Rowe Morgan. He was born 2 September 1898 in Spanish Fork, Utah. At the age of six he lost all of his hearing from a case of spinal meningitis and was deaf for the remainder of his life. In 1904 he entered the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind in Ogden, Utah, where he stayed until his graduation from high school in 1920. In 1921 he was enrolled at The Agricultural College of Utah.

Sometime after graduating high school, Morgan married Katie Jones, with whom he had attended school, and began learning the trade of shoe repair through the State Vocational Rehabilitation Division. After his training, he worked for shoe shops in Provo, Utah, Flagstaff, Arizona, and Los Angeles, California before returning to Spanish Fork where he opened his own shop. His wife, Katie, also helped run the business. In 1944, Morgan moved his business to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Morgan was a member of the Salt Lake City Division of the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf. He died in 1976 in Utah.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

2 oversize folders (0.5 linear ft.)




Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Bryce Talbot; May 2014.
Register of Grant Morgan papers
Bryce Talbot
2014 May 21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States