University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Fred Israel Murphy Papers, [circa 1920s]-1945



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Murphy, Fred Israel
Title: Fred Israel Murphy papers
Dates: [circa 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.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02562
Extent: 7 inches
Language: 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.


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.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Murphy, Fred Israel
Subjects
African Americans
Music
Musicians
Places
Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fred Israel Murphy Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1996-220

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.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2.325/K75c [SRH1230001553] Audio record, photographs and a broadside, circa 1920s-1940s
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2.325/K75d [SRH1230001556] Account book, 1931-1939
Daily Logbook , circa 1934
Audiotapes
Logbook, 1931-1934
Telegrams, 1925-1930
Hit Parader magazine, 1944
The Negro in Texas History , 1936
Newspaper articles
Receipts and contracts, 1920s-1930s
Financial documents, 1931-1945