Guide to the Edward R. Murrow Photographs 1909-1964
PC 30

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Murrow, Edward R.
Title
Edward R. Murrow Photographs
ID
PC 30
Date [inclusive]
1909-1964
Extent
130.0 items.
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of ninety-eight black and white photographs, one black and white montage, and two color photographs of Edward R. Murrow. Images span Murrow's life, from boyhood scenes to college, and through his career with CBS. Also included are three pieces of correspondence addressed to E.R. or Janet Murrow, a New York Times advertisement for E.R. Murrow and CBS, and three articles from the news magazines Time, Look, and Newsweek. A collection of twenty-two black and white photographs taken in 1942 by the Hutchison Studio, Pullman, Washington, has been added to the Murrow collection.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. PC 30, Edward R. Murrow Photographs. 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 collection donated by Janet Murrow consists of ninety-eight black and white photographs, one black and white montage, and two color photographs of Edward R. Murrow. Included are three pieces of correspondence addressed to E.R. or Janet Murrow, a New York Times advertisement for E.R. Murrow and CBS, and three articles from the news magazines Time, Look, and Newsweek. A collection of twenty-two black and white photographs taken in 1942 by the Hutchison Studio, Pullman, Washington, has been added to the Murrow collection.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1997

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 for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The E.R. Murrow photographs were donated to the Washington State University Library by Janet (Brewster) Murrow, of South Hadley, Massachusetts in two accessions, in January and March of 1978 (78-2).

Processing Information note

The E.R. Murrow photographs were arranged and processed by David Smestad in November, 1978.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Historical Photograph Collections. waps
  • Hutchison Studio

Genre(s)

  • Group portraits -- Washington (State)--20th century. gmgpc waps
  • Montages--20th century. gmgpc waps
  • Portraits--Washington (State)--20th century. gmgpc waps

Occupation(s)

  • Radio journalists -- United States--Portraits
  • Television journalists --United States--Portraits

Personal Name(s)

  • Murrow, Edward R. --Archives
  • Murrow, Edward R.--Portraits

Subject(s)

  • Journalism
  • Photographs
  • Washington (State)

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General note

Edward R. Murrow at W.S.U. in 1942 photographed by the Hutchison Studio.

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Collection Inventory

"London/NYC, returning from London" 1939-1945 

Folder item

ERM with Bill Hewey, CBS office, London 1939. 

a 1

ERM on London street 1940 

a 2

 83-114 ERM on London street 1940 

a 3

 83-117 ERM with three war correspondents 1940 

a 4

 92-181 ERM with unidentified bomber pilot 1941 

a 5

ERM on deck of ship arriving in NYC, from London. 1941 

a 6

ERM and Hap Arnold [?] 1942-1943. 

a 7

 83-115 ERM at work in London office 1940 

a 8

 79-130 ERM at work in London office 1940 

a 9

 83-116 ERM at work in London office 1940 

a 10

ERM at work in London office 1941 

a 11

ERM at work in London office May 1944. 

a 12

 83-118 ERM in cockpit of fighter plane 1944 

a 13

 85-039 ERM with Marshall Yarrow D-Day + 40 hrs 

a 14

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Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Paris 1945-1949 

Folder item

 83-119 ERM with William L. Shirer 1945 

b 1

 83-121 ERM in Chicago 1945 

b 2

 85-040 ERM and H. Leslie Atlass (CBS Vice President in charge of Central Division) receiving Alfred I. du Pont Radio Awards from Dr. Francis P.Gaines 1947 

b 3

ERM, Robert Evans, and John Adams (CBS newsmen) at the White House following Murrow's talk with President Truman Dec. 12, 1947. 

b 4

ERM, Howard K. Smith, and other members of CBS news crew at Republican Convention, Philadelphia. 1948 

b 5

ERM and R. Runyon. 

b 6

ERM with two SHAPE generals (unidentified), Paris [?]. 

b 7

ERM with Thomas Dewey 1948. 

b 8

ERM with Thomas Dewey, Lowell Thomas and others 1949. 

b 9

 83-125 Informal portraits of ERM at work 1949 

b 10

 83-120 Informal portraits of ERM at work 1949 

b 11

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Korea 1952 

Folder item

 83-059 ERM with Larry LeSueur 

c 1

 83-123 ERM with Bill Downs 

c 2

 83-124 ERM with unidentified troops 

c 3

 83-122 ERM with Howard K. Smith 

c 4

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USA/London 1952-1959 

Folder item

 83-126 ERM with General Omar Bradley 1950-1954 

d 1

ERM, Howard K. Smith, Eric Sevareid, and David Schoenbrun, Year End Show. 

d 2

 83-127 ERM with Janet Murrow and Harry Truman, Isla Magordo 1957 

d 3

ERM with President Truman and others. 

d 4

ERM waiting for a Person to Person show. 

d 5

 95-103 ERM on the set of Person to Person show 1954-1959 

d 6

ERM about to go on air, Person to Person show. 

d 7

 95-102 ERM, John Aaron, and Jesse Zousmer (co-producers of Person to Person show) 1953-1959 

d 8

 83-128 ERM in viewing room See It Now, 9th Avenue, NYC 1953 

d 9

 85-038 ERM and Fred Friendly (co-producers of See It Now) 1953 

d 10

 85-041 ERM with Eleanor Roosevelt and Marion Anderson 1958 

d 11

 83-129 ERM with Larry LeSueur 1955 

d 12

 83-062 ERM in 485 Madison Avenue office 1952 

d 13

 83-130 ERM at work in 485 Madison Avenue office with Dorothy MacDonough taking dictation 1952 

d 14

 79-131 ERM on set of See It Now, 1952 

d 15

 79-132 ERM on set of See It Now, 1952-1954 

d 16

 83-060 ERM at Cape Cod, unidentified military base summer 1952 

d 17

ERM at Cape Cod, unidentified military base summer 1952 

d 18

ERM at Cape Cod, unidentified military base summer 1952 

d 19

 83-151 ERM with broadcasters in London 1952 

d 21

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USIA/White House 1961-1964 

Folder item

 83-132 Twentieth anniversary of American Library in London. ERM with Janet Murrow, Hamish Hamilton, Cyril Connelly, and Mr. and Mrs. Yehudi Menuhin 1961 

e 1

ERM in Tehran, Iran with Prime Minister Asadollah Alam. 

e 2

The Dytchley Conference in Oxfordshire, England. ERM with (left to right) Sir Harold Caccia, Professor John Hope Franklin, and Minister Lewis Jones. 

e 3

 83-133 ERM with President John Kennedy and others in the White House [NOTE: White House letterhead regarding this photo, neg. 83-133, in Folder P, Correspondence] 1961 

e 4

 83-134 ERM with President John Kennedy (color print) (b/w neg.) 1961 

e 5

ERM, Chester Bowles, Macharios, and Phillips Talbot July 31, 1961. 

e 6

ERM with General Lauris Norstad Aug. 7, 1961. 

e 7

ERM with Franklin Roosevelt, Jr. and Robert Dixon, Pawling, N.Y. 1961. 

e 8

ERM and Mayor Willi Brandt. 

e 9

ERM (as director of USIA) in USIA office. 

e 10

ERM with Adlai Stevenson in U.N. Studio. 

e 11

Last visit to the White House, photos by Yoichi Okamoto Dec. 1963-Jan. 1964 

Folder item

 83-135 ERM and President Lyndon Johnson 

e 12

 83-136 ERM leaving the Oval Office 

e 13

 83-137 ERM leaving the White House 

e 14

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Studio Portraits 1941-1959 

Folder item

 88-343 ERM, while home on leave. 1941 

f 1

ERM 1948- 1950. 

f 2

ERM 1950 

f 3

ERM early 1950s. 

f 4

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Photos of Family and Friends 1909-1964 

Folder item

 83-138 ERM at about one year of age 1909 

g 1

 89-263 ERM on the Olympic Peninsula as a young man, fishing undated 

g 2

 89-264 ERM, high school portrait undated 

g 3

 88-189 ERM with friends, walking from Pullman to Moscow. (Left to right) Esther Stilson, George Stapleton, Betty Ramsbeck, ERM 1927 

g 4

 83-139 ERM and Janet Murrow, London 1938 

g 5

 89-265 ERM’s parents, Roscoe and Ethel Murrow, listening to ERM broadcasting from London 1939-1945 

g 6

 83-150 Murrow family gathering in Seattle 1941 

g 7

 83-142 ERM, Janet Murrow, and son Casey on return to U.S. at end of war 1947 

g 8

 89-267 Dewey J. Murrow, elder brother of ERM undated 

g 9

 89-268 Lacey V. Murrow, elder brother of ERM undated 

g 10

 89-266 ERM with brothers, Dewey J. and Lacey V. Murrow, Quaker Hill, Pawling, N.Y. 1949 

g 11

 83-148 ERM and son Casey, Rumblewood, Pawling, N.Y. 1952 

g 12

 83-140 ERM, Janet Murrow, and son Casey, Glen Arden Farm 1955 

g 13

 83-145 ERM and son Casey, Glen Arden Farm 1955 

g 14

 83-144 ERM and son Casey undated 

g 15

 83-146 ERM and son Casey, Glen Arden Farm 1956 

g 16

 83-143 ERM and son Casey, Wisconsin summer 1957 

g 17

 83-147 ERM and son Casey, Wisconsin summer 1957 

g 18

ERM and son Casey, Wisconsin summer 1957 

g 19

 83-141 ERM with Janet Murrow and son Casey, Stockholm Sept. 1959 

g 20

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Informal Portraits at Home: Glen Arden Farm Rumblewood, both at Quaker Hill, Pawling, N.Y. 1947-1964 

Folder item

ERM reading on couch 1947. 

h 1

ERM at Rumblewood 1950. 

h 2

ERM at Rumblewood 1952 

h 3

 79-153 ERM at Rumblewood 1952 

h 4

ERM at Rumblewood 1952 

h 5

ERM 1954. 

h 6

ERM in dairy, Glen Arden Farm undated. 

h 7

ERM at Glen Arden Farm 1955-1956. 

h 8

ERM at Glen Arden Farm 1955. 

h 9

ERM at La Jolla, recovering from first operation 1964. 

h 10

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Undated Photographs undated 

Folder item

ERM, informal portrait. 

i 1

ERM with two unidentified men. 

i 2

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Folder

Photo Montage 1959 

j

 14048 Hutchison Studio, Pullman, Washington, PC 70. Six formal portraits of Edward R. Murrow, two copies of each, 1942 (Hutchison print) and 1997 ( WSU Photo Lab, Holland Library). 29 January 1942 

k

 5131-33 Hutchison Studio, Pullman, Washington, PC 70 29 January 1942 May 1946. 

Folder item

 97-037 Maynard Lee Daggy (center), head of Speech Department in 1942, ERM (left), Elden Barr (right), blind radio announcer. 

k 1

 97-038 ERM visiting Kappa Sigma fraternity, State College of Washington 1942 

k 2

 97-039 ERM with radio buddies John McCollom and Bob Curtis 1942 

k 3

 97-040 ERM with members of National Collegiate Radio Guild May 1946 

k 4

 97-041 George Holt (left), Joe Ashlock (center, then head of Journalism) and ERM contemplating NCRG award 

k 5

 97-042 George Holt (left), ERM, Joe Ashlock (right) at Kappa Sigma reception 1942 

k 6

 97-043 ERM speaking at welcoming banquet sponsored by Sigma Delta Phi, just after return from London 1942 

k 7

 97-047 ERM speaking at welcoming banquet 1942 

k 8

 97-049 President Holland and ERM acknowledging greeting from audience of 6,000, Bohler Gym 1942 

k 9

 97-048 ERM speaking at Bohler Gym (with duplicate) 1942 

k 10

 97-044 ERM visiting his alma mater (Washington State College), at Bohler Gym, with President Holland (right) 

k 11

 97-050 President Holland and ERM waiting for applause to cease, Bohler Gym 1942 

k 12

 97-045 Welcoming banquet for ERM, sponsored by Sigma Delta Phi; with President Holland, his sister Mrs. Rundell, ERM, Wyman Cox, MC (chairman of DSF meeting) 

k 13

 97-046 Welcoming banquet for ERM, with President Holland, his sister Mrs. Rundell, ERM, Wyman Cox, MC. 

k 14

 97-051 Welcoming banquet for ERM. Murrow can barely be seen, seated between Mrs. Rundell and Wyman Cox, MC (man reaching across table). 

k 15

 88-322 Informal portrait of ERM. 

k 16
Folder

 83- 113 Advertisement for ERM and CBS. The New York Times, April 9, 1948. 

l

Article, Time, September 30, 1957. 

m

Article, Look, August 18, 1959. 

n

Article, Newsweek, September 18, 1961. 

o

Correspondence 1963 1978 

Folder item

Letterhead from United States Advisory Commission on Information, Washington, D.C. to ERM from J. Leonard Reinsch, regarding picture (neg. 83-133) of ERM and President John Kennedy [see Folder E #4]. March 14, 1963 

p 1

Letter to Janet Murrow from Olga E. Allers, M.D., regarding reunion. Jan. 17, 1978 

p 2

Letter to Janet Murrow from Evis Towle Jennings, regarding reunion. Feb. 2, 1978 

p 3

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