Guide to the Edward R. Murrow Papers 1928-1932
Cage 673

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Murrow, Edward R.
Title
Edward R. Murrow Papers
ID
Cage 673
Date [inclusive]
1928-1932
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The Edward R. Murrow collection consists chiefly of holograph letters and envelopes addressed to Hermine Duthie from Edward R. Murrow.

Preferred Citation note

Edward R. Murrow Papers, 1928-1932

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

Edward [Egbert] Roscoe Murrow was born on April 25, 1908, near Greensboro, North Carolina. He was the youngest of three boys born to Roscoe and Ethel Murrow. The family moved to Blanchard, Washington when Murrow was five. Subsequently, Murrow attended Washington State College in Pullman, Washington, graduating in 1930. He was president of the National Student Federation from 1929 to 1932 and assistant director of the Institute of International Education from 1932 to 1935. In 1934 he married Janet Brewster. Their son, Charles Casey, was born November 6, 1945, in West London.

Murrow was hired by CBS in 1935 and worked for them until 1961. During those years he worked as war correspondent in London, 1939 to 1945, vice president, director of public affairs, 1945 to 1947, and news analyst and host for the television programs Person to Person, See It Now, and Small World during the 1950s. He was on the CBS board of directors from 1949 to 1955. In 1961, Edward R. Murrow was appointed director of the United States Information Agency (USIA), serving until 1964. He died on April 27, 1965.

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Scope and Contents note

The Edward R. Murrow collection consists chiefly of holograph letters and envelopes addressed to Hermine Duthie from Edward R. Murrow. Also included are: telegrams to Duthie; an annotated copy of the theatrical prompt book for a play, The Enemy; a newspaper clipping concerning Edward R. Murrow's reelection as president of the National Student Federation of the United States of America; and a photograph of Hermine Duthie.

Murrow's letters to Duthie are personal, showing his romantic interest in her during the period 1930-1932. All of the letters are addressed to her at Syracuse University, New York, where Duthie was associated with the department of speech. Murrow's mailing address appears as the National Student Federation of the United States of America in New York, New York, where he was president. The letters reveal details of their plans to meet, his romantic interest, and two occurrences of Murrow ending their relationship. Several letters are written on hotel stationery during Murrow's travels as a speaker.

Throughout the correspondence Murrow and Duthie are frequently referred to by the names Carl and Pauli. These names are drawn from the theatrical prompt book owned by Duthie. The 1928 play, The Enemy, by Channing Pollock, features two characters named Carl Behrend and Pauli Arndt.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in a single series by date, with miscellaneous materials placed at the end of the series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to Washington State University Libraries in 1999 by Aletha Carlton.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Edward R. Murrow Photograph Collection (PC 30). The majority of Edward R. Murrow's papers are held by the Edward R. Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Murrow, Edward R. -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Journalism
  • Journalists -- United States
  • Radio journalists -- United States
  • Television journalists -- United States
  • Washington (State)

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Bibliography

The guide to the Edward R. Murrow Photograph Collection, PC 30.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1930 September 15 

1 1

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1930 September 18 

1 2

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1930 September 22 

1 3

Two letters from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1930 September 30 

1 4

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1931 January 06 

1 5

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1931 January 08 

1 6

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1931 January 17 

1 7

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1931 February 06 

1 8

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1931 February 14 

1 9

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1931 February 14 

1 10

Valentine telegram from "Carl" (Edward R. Murrow) to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) 1931 February 14 

1 11

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1931 March 04 

1 12

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) 1931 March 19 

1 13

Letter from "Carl" (Edward R. Murrow) to Hermine Duthie 1931 March 23 

1 14

Telegram from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1931 April 11 

1 15

Letter from "Karl" (Edward R. Murrow) to Hermine Duthie 1931 April 07 

1 16

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to Hermine Duthie 1931 April 11 

1 17

Letter from "Carl" (Edward R. Murrow) to Hermine Duthie 1931 September 14 

1 18

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) 1931 October 09 

1 19

Letter from "Carl" (Edward R. Murrow) to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) before 1931 November 26 

1 20

Letter from "Carl" (Edward R. Murrow) to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) before 1931 November 26 

1 21

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) before 1931 November 26 

1 22

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) 1931 November 27 

1 23

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) 1931 December 16 

1 24

Letter from "Carl" (Edward R. Murrow) to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) before 1932 January 06 

1 25

Letter from "Carl" (Edward R. Murrow) to Hermine Duthie 1932 January 13 

1 26

Letter from "Carl" (Edward R. Murrow) to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) 1932 March 06 

1 27

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) 1932 March 23 

1 28

Letter from Edward R. Murrow to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) 1932 April 15 

1 29

Letter from "Karl" (Edward R. Murrow) to "Pauli" (Hermine Duthie) 1932 May 13 

1 30

Script of the play, The Enemy, by Channing Pollock; Newspaper clipping announcing Edward R. Murrow's reelection as president of the National Student Federation of the United States of America 1928, circa 1930-1931 

1 31-32

Photograph of Hermine Duthie undated 

1 33