Historian, Archivist and proud Cape Bretoner, the late Dr. Robert Morgan leaves his legacy at Cape Breton University

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The late Dr. Robert (Bob) Morgan dedicated much of his life to Cape Breton, its history and its University. Cape Breton University is pleased to announce that his commitment will live forever, as the University and in particular its Beaton Institute, is the proud recipient of a legacy gift from the late Dr. Morgan. The Beaton will be using the bequest to establish an endowment to fund the Robert J Morgan Grant-in-Aid Program.

In memory of Dr. Morgan’s contribution to archives, community history and local publishing, the grant-in-aid program is intended to assist researchers of Cape Breton related themes reach a broader audience through publication by the CBU Press. The publication will become a volume within the series to be known as Cape Bretoniana: Beaton Institute Publication Series.

The bequest will also be used to fund the first edition in the Cape Bretoniana series (published in partnership with CBU Press) – a call for applications to the Grant-in-Aid program will be forth coming in the New Year. The Beaton will also purchase equipment to enhance researcher access to the archival holdings.

Dr. Morgan made a positive difference in all the work that he pursued. He was recognized for his great accomplishments by being named a 2012 recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia, an honour that is being bestowed on him posthumously in Halifax, NS today.

“Bob was an exceptional individual who lived his life with integrity and purpose. He was a tremendous asset for CBU,” says Dr. John Harker, CBU President & Vice-Chancellor. “His gift to our Beaton Institute will ensure that others have the opportunity to study and document history as he did. We are proud to help his legacy live on.”

he community is invited to gather at the Centre for Heritage and Science, 225 George Street, Sydney, to celebrate the conferring of the Order of Nova Scotia, Thursday, November 29, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.