Collection is open for research.
Dan Murphy, from Gresham Oregon, attended Oregon State College during the 1937-1938 through 1940-1941 academic years. After military service during World War II, he returned to Oregon State in 1946-1947 and completed his BS degree in pharmacy in 1947.
Doris Azelia Dow, from Portland, Oregon, attended Oregon State College during the 1939-1940 and 1940-1941 academic years as a home economics major. She lived in Jameson House. Dow married Dan Murphy in 1948 and they lived in Portland.
The Murphy Papers consist of a scrapbook, photographs, ephemera, and publications assembled by Daniel P. Murphy and Doris A. Dow during their student years at Oregon State College. The scrapbook was assembled by Doris A. Dow and includes clippings, ephemera, programs and notices, dance cards, and grade reports and other student records for Dow. It covers the period 1939-1942.
The photographs consist of 66 mounted prints taken and assembled by Doris and 38 photograph prints taken by Dan. The mounted prints include images of Doris with friends and other residents of Jameson House; campus buildings; the commencement procession of students through campus; and students on a Newman Center field trip to Silver Falls, at a beach on the Oregon coast, and at a swimming pool in Benton Lane Park, on Highway 99W at the Benton-Lane County border. The mounted prints include descriptions and dates on the back of the prints.
The photographs taken by Dan depict students on campus; athletic events, including football and baseball; homecoming weekend activities such as the bonfire and house signs; the marching band, rally squad and beaver mascot being pulled on a cart; a tug-of-war, picnic and other student activities; and a crew boat on the Willamette River.
The ephemera and publications include the 1939 homecoming booklet; the 1946 Fusser's Guide; a 1966 football game program (Oregon State vs Northwestern); music programs, ticket stubs, and a broadside; an issue of the Ess Pee Ess newsletter of Sigma Phi Sigma fraternity; and Dan's Associated Students membership card for 1938-1939. The ticket stubs include two stubs for the 1957 Rose Bowl game.
Daniel P. and Doris Dow Murphy Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.