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Collection Information


Lloyd and Edna Morey music materials


Music and Performing Arts Library (cataloged books and scores), University Press Building Library storage area (uncataloged materials)


Personal library of former University President Lloyd Morey and his wife

When acquired

Some materials purchased from Edna Morey in February, 1967; other items donated at various times since 1946


Compositions and arrangements by Lloyd Morey in manuscript and printed formats, as well as published music (much of it for organ, choral ensembles, or vocal soloists) in donors’ personal collection


Some items may have been cataloged individually for the Music and Performing Arts Library’s circulating or Special Collections areas. Other materials remain uncataloged and unprocessed.

Access/Finding Aids/Bibliography

A Collections File folder* (“Morey, Lloyd”) contains a list of 34 books, scores, and collections acquired in 1967.  Many of these items have been interfiled among uncataloged vocal music holdings in storage. A box of additional materials remains in the University Press Building Library storage area. A few additional music items, together with copies of correspondence between Lloyd Morey and Music Librarian Jay Allen, are to be found in the Collections File folder.

*The Collections File Folder is missing as of 2015.

See also:

See the Lloyd Morey Papers, 1908-1966 Finding Aid held at the University Archives for personal papers, recordings of speeches, and other forms of information from Morey’s tenure as professor of accounting and as University President (1954-1955). Morey, Lloyd, 1886-1965, collector.

Index terms

Morey, Lloyd
University of Illinois composers
Organ music

Vocal music

Lloyd and Edna Morey Library.
Lloyd Morey, Professor of Accounting, 1921-55, and President of the University of Illinois from 1954 to 1955, gave his personal library of organ music and manuscript copies of his compositions to the University Library’s Music Library. Mrs. Morey made a gift of her collection of vocal music to the Music Library. The Morey collection also contains recordings of Mr. Morey’s speeches and of dinners honoring, him; the recordings are housed in the University Archives.
Gift, 1946-71. (Major, p.36)