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Morgan (Neil) Papers
MSS 0038  
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Description
Papers of Neil Morgan, prominent San Diego columnist, writer, editor, and civic commentator, who is best known for his column "Neil Morgan" that appeared in the San Diego Evening Tribune (1961-1992) and the San Diego Union (1992-2004).
Background
Neil Bowen Morgan was born in Smithfield, North Carolina, in 1924. He attended Wake Forest University where he edited the student magazine The Student. During his junior and senior years he worked as the assistant state news editor for the Raleigh News and Observer. Morgan graduated in 1943, at the age of 19, and was called up for military service into the Naval Air Corps training program in September 1944. He entered the U.S. Navy's three-month ensign school at Coral Gables, Florida, and was sent to the Western Pacific Command. He came to San Diego when the war ended, finished his military service at the Camp Kearny Naval Auxiliary Air Station, now Miramar, and was released from duty on March 15, 1946.
Extent
41.9 Linear feet (21 records cartons, 29 archive boxes, 4 card file boxes, and 6 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.