Tacoma Public Library celebrates Murray and Rosa Morgan Room opening

Tacoma Public Library will celebrate the opening of the Murray and Rosa Morgan Room at the downtown Main Library on Sun., Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. The room is home to Murray Morgan’s personal research library, a comprehensive and unrivalled collection of written material on the South Sound. Murray C. Morgan entertained, enlightened, and delighted readers with his stories of the people and the events which played a critical and oftentimes humorous role in the growth and development of Tacoma and the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. Murray Morgan died in 2000, but he left a wonderful legacy. His books. Morgan’s books explored Tacoma, Seattle, Grand Coulee Dam, the Olympic Peninsula, the Columbia River, St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Co., the Alaska Gold Rush, the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and a topic that constantly fascinated him — Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Murray and Rosa left something equally important to the Tacoma Public Library and the community. His research library and his literary estate (research papers, manuscripts, recordings, correspondence and newspaper columns). This material will be a tremendous research tool for students, writers and historians.