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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Fred Israel Murphy Papers, [ca. 1920s]-1945.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Murphy, Fred Israel
Title: Murphy, Fred Israel, Papers
Dates: [ca. 1920s]-1945
Abstract: Logbooks, account books, financial documents, newspaper clippings, audiotapes, photographs, and a broadside comprise the Fred Israel Murphy Papers, [ca. 1920s]-1945, documenting Murphy’s musical career.
Accession No.: 96-220
Extent: 7 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Fred Israel Murphy was an African-American musician and orchestra director from Dallas, Texas, who performed in the early to mid-20th century.

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Scope and Contents

Logbooks, account books, financial documents, newspaper clippings, audiotapes, photographs, and a broadside comprise the Fred Israel Murphy Papers, [ca. 1920s]-1945, documenting Murphy’s musical career. Logbooks, account books, and other financial information such as contracts and receipts shed light on the day-to-day operations of his orchestra and the venues in which they played throughout the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Murphy, Fred Israel -- Archives.
Subjects
Music -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Musicians -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
African-Americans -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Places
Texas -- History -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fred Israel Murphy Papers, [ca. 1920s]-1945, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/K75c Audio record, photographs and a broadside ca. 1920s-1940s
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2.325/K75d Account book 1931-1939
Daily Logbook ca. 1934
Audiotapes
Logbook 1931-1934
Telegrams 1925-1930
Hit Paradermagazine 1944
The Negro in Texas History 1936
Newspaper articles
Receipts and contracts 1920s-1930s
Financial documents 1931-1945

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