Skip to Content

Stratford Lee Morton Papers

Identifier: WUA-04-wua00351

This modest collection details the early personal development and subsequent professional activities of Stratford Lee Morton. The collection is particularly strong in chronicling the planning for the1953 – 1954 Worlds Fair in St. Louis (which was ultimately not conducted) and for records of the Academy of Science in St. Louis.


  • 1904-1968


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


2 linear feet

2 boxes

Biographical Information

Stratford Lee Morton (December 14, 1887-February 18, 1970) was born in Dixon, Illinois. He graduated from Washington University in 1911. In 1910, Morton married Anna K. Dierfeld, with whom he had two children. Later, in 1941, Morton married Elise M. Bachmann. Professionally (1908-1953) he worked for the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1953 as general agent emeritus. Morton also served on numerous civic and corporate boards in St. Louis, including the St. Louis Academy of Science.


This collection is divided into two series as follows:

Series 01: Personal Development (arranged alphabetically)

Series 02: Professional Development (arranged alphabetically)

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to University Archives by Mrs. Stratford Lee Morton on June 18, 1971.

Related Materials

MS087 Stratford Lee Morton Papers, 1737-1969

Processing Information

Processed by Leela Pandey in January 2007. Series 1 updated by Miranda Rectenwald in September 2015.

Stratford Lee Morton Papers
Description rules
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 2021 May 26: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495