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Finding Aid for the Franklin D. Murphy Papers, 1948-1994
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Franklin D. Murphy Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1948-1994
    Collection number: 363
    Creator: Murphy, Franklin D., 1916-
    Extent: 79 boxes (39.5 linear ft.) 21 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Franklin David Murphy (1916-1994) was the Chancellor at the University of Kansas (1951-60), Chancellor at UCLA (1960-68), Chairman of the Board and CEO (1968) and Chairman of the Executive Committee (1981-86) of the Times Mirror Company. Murphy was active in philanthropic, cultural, scientific, and financial organizations and received many awards and honorary degrees. The collection consists primarily of materials related to Dr. Franklin D. Murphy's career at the Times Mirror Company, as Chancellor of the University of Kansas and UCLA, and as a member of Presidential commissions and boards of various philanthropic, financial, and cultural institutions.
    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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Times Mirror Company and Judith Murphy, 1995.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Lilace Hatayama, 1998.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Franklin D. Murphy Papers (Collection 363). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Franklin David Murphy was born in Kansas City, Missouri, January 29, 1916; AB, University of Kansas (1936) and MD, University of Pennsylvania, (1941); instructor (1946-48), Dean of the School of Medicine (1948-51), and Chancellor (1951-60) at the University of Kansas; Chancellor at the UCLA, 1960-68; joined the Times Mirror Company as Chairman of the Board and CEO (1968) and became Chairman of the Executive Committee (1981-86); active in philanthropic, cultural, scientific, and financial organizations and received many awards and honorary degrees; major UCLA contributions include the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, development of the William Andrews Clark Library, and a number of primary research collections in the UCLA Library; died in Los Angeles, June 16, 1994.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists primarily of materials related to Dr. Franklin D. Murphy's career at the Times Mirror Company, as Chancellor of the University of Kansas and UCLA, and as a member of Presidential commissions and boards of various philanthropic, financial, and cultural institutions. Includes academic, chronological, and correspondence files, honors and awards, photographs, printed materials, speeches, statements, speeches, memorabilia, and realia. Also includes material about the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Armand Hammer's proposed gift collected by Franklin Murphy.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Chronological files.
    2. Correspondence.
    3. Office files.
    4. Honors and awards.
    5. Material about Armand Hammer collected by Franklin Murphy.
    6. Speeches and statements.
    7. Academic files and speeches (Treasures, educational papers, U. of K. and more speeches).
    8. Material about the Los Angeles County Museum and Armand Hammer.
    9. Material collected by Franklin Murphy.
    10. Photographs.
    11. Printed material about Franklin Murphy.
    12. Travel.
    13. Memorabilia.
    14. Realia.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Murphy, Franklin D., 1916- --Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles.
    University of Kansas.
    Times Mirror Company.
    College administrators--Archival resources.
    Boards of directors--Officials and employees--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Correspondence.
    Photographs.
    Times Mirror Company.

    Related Material

    My UCLA Chancellorship: an Utterly Candid Interview [oral history transcript] / Franklin D. Murphy, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1973. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    A Chancellor's Spouse [oral history transcript] / Judith Murphy, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1995. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.