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Finding Aid for the Franklin D. Murphy Collection of Material about Sean O'Casey, 1900-1964
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Franklin D. Murphy Collection of Material about Sean O'Casey,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1964
    Collection number: 325
    Creator: Murphy, Franklin D., 1916-
    Extent: 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy, 1970.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Franklin D. Murphy collection of material about Sean O'Casey (Collection 325). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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. Manuscripts include the original versions of the plays Nannie's Night Out, Kathleen Listens In, and The Bishop's Bonfire, and holograph manuscripts of early poems, including The Sweet Little Town of Kilwirra and The Soul of Man.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence
    2. Printed Materials and Pictures by and relating to Sean O'casey

    Indexing Terms

    Murphy, Franklin D., 1916- .
    O'Casey, Sean,--1880-1964.
    College administrators--California--Los Angeles.
    Book collectors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Dramatists, Irish.
    Manuscripts for publication.