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Murphy Family papers

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 273

Scope and Contents

The Murphy Family Papers (1916-1929, 1999; 0.5 cubic ft.) document the student life and activities of Rosemary Murphy and Mary Marguerite Murphy during their school days at Purdue University. Subject areas include women's sports at Purdue University (basketball, soccer, track), the Purdue "We Girls Rifle Team," physical education for women students at Purdue, and the various fraternities, sororities, honors and athletic societies to which the Murphy women belonged. The bulk of the papers were created by Rosemary Murphy and relate to her athletic activities on campus.


  • 1916-1999
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1925-1929
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/05/2007


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection.


0.40 Cubic Feet

Arrangement Note

The Papers are comprised of two series: I. Rosemary Murphy Papers (6 folders; artifacts); II. Mary Marguerite Murphy Papers (1 folder)

Physical Access Requirements

Collection is located on-site.

Source of Acquisition

James E. Bognar

Method of Acquisition

Papers donated May 25, 2005 by James E. Bognar of South Bend, Indiana (a relative of the Murphy's).

Existence and Location of Originals

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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States