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

Summary Information

Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Creator
Murrow, Edward R.
Title
Edward R. Murrow Photographs
ID
PC 30
Date [inclusive]
1909-1964
Extent
1 container., .5 linear feet of shelf space., 130 items.
Language
Collection materials are in 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

[Item Description]. PC 30, Edward R. Murrow Photographs. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biography/History

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 Content

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

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  � 2012

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc/

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA

509-335-6691

mascref@wsu.edu

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.

Acquisition Information

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

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

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Author(s) :
  • Hutchison Studio
Creator(s) :
  • Historical Photograph Collections. waps

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)

Creator(s) :
  • Murrow, Edward R. --Archives
Subject(s) :
  • Murrow, Edward R.--Portraits

Subject(s)

  • Photographs
  • Journalism
  • Washington (State)

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Detailed Description of Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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

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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. circa 1940 

a 4

 92-181 ERM with unidentified bomber pilot. circa 1941 

a 5

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

a 6

ERM and James Doolittle [?]. 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. circa 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 

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 83-119 ERM with William L. Shirer. circa 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. circa 1948 

b 8

ERM with Thomas Dewey, Lowell Thomas and others. circa 1949 

b 9

 83-125 Informal portrait of ERM at work. circa 1949 

b 10

 83-120 Informal portrait of ERM at work. circa 1949 

b 11

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Korea. 1952 

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 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 

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 83-126 ERM with General Omar Bradley. circa early 1950s 

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. circa 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). circa 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. circa 1953 

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. circa 1952 

d 21

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USIA/White House. 1961-1964 

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 83-132 Twentieth anniversary of American Library in London. ERM with Janet Murrow, Hamish Hamilton, Cyril Connelly, and Mr. and Mrs. Yehudi Menuhin. circa 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]. circa 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. circa Dec. 1963-Jan. 1964 

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 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 

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 88-343 ERM, while home on leave. 1941 

f 1

ERM. circa 1948-1950 

f 2

ERM. circa 1950 

f 3

ERM (same image as f3). circa 1950 

f 4

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Photos of Family and Friends. 1909-1964 

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 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. circa 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 

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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. circa 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 

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ERM, informal portrait. 

i 1

ERM with two unidentified men. 

i 2

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Photo Montage. 1959  

j
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Hutchison Studio, Pullman, Washington, from PC 70 #14048. 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 a1-a6

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

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

k b1

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

k b2

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

k b3

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

k b4

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

k b5

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

k b6

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

k b7

 97-047 ERM speaking at welcoming banquet. 1942 

k b8

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

k b9

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

k b10

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

k b11

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

k b12

 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 b13

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

k b14

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

k b15

 88-322 Informal portrait of ERM. 

k c1

 88-342 ERM at KWSC podium. 

k c2
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 83- 113 [7/18/2017 - item missing. MOE.] 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 

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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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