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Finding Aid for the Franklin D. Murphy Collection of Material about Sean O'Casey, 1900-1964
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Franklin David Murphy (1916-1994) was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He was the Chancellor at UCLA (1960-68). Murphy had collected books by Sean O'Casey, and began a correspondence with him in 1956. O'Casey (1880-1964) was a playwright. His plays include The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, and The Plough and the Stars. O'Casey moved to England in 1926 and continued writing plays. The collection consists of 14 literary manuscripts by Sean O'Casey, 19 letters from O'Casey to Murphy, 34 carbon copies of letters from Murphy to O'Casey, 107 pieces of correspondence relating to the collection between Murphy and various persons, and pamphlets, pictures, and ephemera.
Background
Franklin David Murphy was born on January 29, 1916 in Kansas City, Missouri; received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dean of the School of Medicine (1948-51) and Chancellor (1951-60), University of Kansas; Chancellor, UCLA, 1960-68; became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Times Mirror Company in 1968, becoming Chairman of the Executive Committee in 1981; served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as on the board of directors of several corporations; died on June 16, 1994 in Los Angeles; Murphy had collected books by Sean O'Casey, and began a correspondence with him in 1956; O'Casey was born on March 30, 1880 in Dublin, Ireland; served as secretary of the Irish Citizen Army, 1913-14; his plays include The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, and The Plough and the Stars; after a Nationalist riot during a performance of the last-named play at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, O'Casey moved to England in 1926; continued writing plays, including The Silver Tassie, Purple Dust, and Cock-A-Doodle-Dandy; he died on September 18, 1964 in Torquay, Devon, England.
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1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.