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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 Alexander N. Murphree Papers, 1953-1955



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Murphree, Alexander N.
Title: Murphree, Alexander N., Papers
Dates: 1953-1955
Abstract: Composed of correspondence, financial records, manuscripts of poetry and articles, notes, a daybook, newspaper and magazine clippings, and photographs, the Alexander N. Murphree Papers, 1953-1955, document Murphree’s career as journalist for the Denver Post.
Accession No.: 73-111
Extent: 4 ft., 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Following his graduation from the University of Texas at Austin in 1928, Alexander N. Murphree (d. 1961) moved to Denver, Colorado, where he worked as a reporter as well as the music and drama critic/editor for the Denver Post.

Source:

"Deaths."The Alcalde: University of Texas Alumni Magazine. April 1961.

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Scope and Contents

Composed of correspondence, financial records, manuscripts of poetry and articles, notes, a daybook, newspaper and magazine clippings, and photographs, the Alexander N. Murphree Papers, 1953-1955, document Murphree’s career as journalist for the Denver Post. Correspondence concerns familial affairs as well as his reviews of various plays, musical performances, and movies, while financial records consist of bank statements, receipts, and checks. Notes on index cards and in subject files relate to his research for his reviews and manuscripts of poetry and articles illustrate Murphree’s literary endeavors, including drafts of his music and drama reviews. Additionally, newspaper and magazine clippings pertain to journalism, plays, and cultural events.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Murphree, Alexander N. -- Archives.
Subjects
Denver post.
Journalists -- Colorado -- Denver.
Music critics -- Colorado -- Denver.
Theater critics -- Colorado -- Denver.
Places
Denver (Colo.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander N. Murphree Papers, 1953-1955, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The 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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3F192 Correspondence, financial records, manuscripts, articles, poetry, journal, and ancecdotes
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3F193 Clippings
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3F194 Clippings, daybook, miscellaneous
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4N65c Card file
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4N65a Numerical anecdote file
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4N65b Bibliography file
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3T85 Photographs

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