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Alonzo J. and Eloise Morley family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5975

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and other records. Contained are Alonzo J. Morley's papers and records pertaining to the Drama Department of BYU in the 1920s. Also included are materials and photographs relating to Eloise Stewart Morley's career as a world tour guide. Family photographs and other memorabilia from the family of Alonzo and Eloise and of their ancestors are contained. Letters from Alonzo and Eloise's courtship are included. The collection also contains Dr. Morley's professional papers in the field of speech pathology.


  • approximately 1890-1980


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Alonzo J. Morley and Eloise Stewart Morley family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Alonzo John Moley (1903-1995) was a professor at Brigham Young University who founded its first speech and hearing clinic.

Alonzo John Morley was born 3 January 1903 in Moroni, Utah. He married Eloise Stewart 2 September 1925, and they had five children. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1925. In 1928 he joined the faculty at BYU where he taught for 54 years. He earned a doctorate in speech pathology from the University of Iowa. He founded the first speech and hearing clinic at BYU and others throughout Utah while being involved in a variety of civic efforts. Alonzo died 28 June 1995.

Biographical History

Eloise Stewart Morley (1904-1986) was a social worker and psychiatric clinician who graduated from BYU.

Eloise Stewart Morley was born 3 January 1904 in Provo, Utah. She married Alonzo Morley 2 September 1925 they had five children. She received a Bachelor’s degree from BYU and a Master’s in Psychiatric Social Work from the University of Utah. She worked as a social worker and psychiatric clinician and was involved in a number of civic and cultural organizations. Eloise died 13 December 1986.


10 cartons (10 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (0.5 linear ft.)

8 boxes (4 linear ft.)

2 oversize folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The Alonzo J. Morley and Eloise Stewart Morley family papers consists of correspondence, photographs, slides and records of the family. The collection reflects the the thorough involvement the Morleys had with their community as Dr. Morley was involved with drama at BYU and later on speech pathology, while his wife created a Morley Tours company.

Custodial History note

Donated by Marilyn Morley Washburn in 2007 and 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Marilyn Morley Washburn; 2007 and 2008.

Appraisal note

19th and 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because the collection gives a glimpse into student and faculty life at Brigham Young University in the 20s and 30s while lending itself to valuable insight on the prominent Utah family, the Morleys, and their contributions to society.

Related Archival Materials note

Alonzo J. Morley oral history interview, March 7, 1977; UA OH 66.

Speech power through study and practice; PN 4086 .M67x 1951.

Processing Information note

Processed; Katie Connors and John Murphy, curator; 2008.

Register of Alonzo J. and Eloise Morley family papers
Katie Connors, student processor and John Murphy, curator
23 October 2008
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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