Phyllis Morgan Oral History Interview


The Rudolfo Anaya Digital Archive is an online portal dedicated to the life and work of Rudolfo Anaya, a prolific writer, a pivotal figure in Chicano and American literature, an advocate for multicultural literacy and education, and a generous community activist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The oral history component of the portal is designed to offer scholars and fans an enhanced understanding of Anaya’s biography, highlighting his contributions to the fields of literature, Chicana/o studies, and Southwest studies. The interviews present expert evaluations of Anaya’s work and its significance, as well as first-hand accounts of encounters and collaborations with the renowned author.

Interview #2: In her professional career, Phyllis S. Morgan has held positions of reference and research librarian, information and research specialist, educator, and writer. She holds academic degrees from The Ohio State University, Purdue University, and The University of Arizona, where she received an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science Degree. Her interdisciplinary research in Southwest Studies encompasses regional history, lore, and literature, and provides an invaluable source of information and reference materials for academic institutions and the general public. Morgan is the author of several award-winning bibliographical studies, including A Sense of Place: Rudolfo A. Anaya: An Annotated Bio-Bibliography. She resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Interview by Sophie Ell.