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Guide to the John F. Murray Lecture Series Collection

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1952-1967
Creator: Murray, John F. (1872-1936)
Extent: .25 linear feet.
Collection Number: RG01.0011.004
Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Summary:

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Acquisition: The John F. Murray Lecture Series Collection was transferred to the University Libraries prior to 1970. Box contents list compiled by Ryan Knight in 2009.

Preferred Citation: John F. Murray Lecture Series Collection, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: David McCartney
Email: david-mccartney@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/archives

An endowment fund to support visiting lecturers' appearances at the State University of Iowa was established following the death in 1945 of Mrs. Bessie Dutton Murray, widow of John F. Murray (1872-1936), of Wheatland, Iowa. According to Mrs. Murray's will, her $150,000 gift to the University was to provide scholarships and lectures in the fields of business administration, journalism, and law in memory of her husband.

John F. Murray was born September 28, 1872, in Monroe, Iowa. Early in his career he was appointed to the advertising staff of the Wrigley chewing gum firm where he coined the highly successful trade name, "Juicy Fruit." Later, Mr. Murray established his own advertising agency in New York, and in 1909 created the Murray Newspaper Service and the Murray Syndicate Cut Service. He also formed the Wyeth Chemical Company which ultimately absorbed several drug companies and became the American Home Products Corporation, one of the largest firms in its field.

The John F. Murray Lecture Series Collection consists of news releases, promotional announcements, and some texts of speeches, beginning with the series' inception in 1952.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: LECTURES, 1952-1961
Series 2: LECTURES, 1962-1967

  • Series 1: LECTURES, 1952-1961
  • Erwin D. Canham: A Free Press in a Free World speech text, February 26 - 1952
  • Program, February 26 - 1952
  • Lecture summary by University Information Service, February 26 - 1952
  • Appearance announcement by University Information Service, January 11 - 1952
  • Judge Herbert F. Goodrich lecture summary by University Information Service, October 9 - 1952
  • Form letter announcing speech, October 6 - 1952
  • John F. Murray Scholarship winners announcement by University Information Service, December 3 - 1953
  • Geoffrey Crowther lecture summary by University Information Service, March 2 - 1954
  • Geoffrey Crowther lecture summary by University Information Service, March 4 - 1954
  • Form letter announcing speech, February 25 - 1954
  • Advertisement by University Information Service, March 2
  • Joseph N. Welch lecture advertisement by University Information Service, August 28 - 1954
  • Arthur Larson lecture: form letter announcing speech, February - 1960
  • Shelden D. Elliott lecture: form letter announcing speech, March - 1961
  • Barbara Ward: The Unity of the Free World speech text, April 6 - 1961
  • Form letter announcing speech, March 27 - 1961
  • Series 2: LECTURES, 1962-1967
  • Anthony Lewis lecture: form letter announcing speech, March 29 - 1963
  • Kiyoshi Togasaki: Significant Changes in Present Day Japan speech text - 1963
  • Murray Lectures as of June 28 - 1963
  • Arthur L. Goodhart: Judge, Jury, and the Lawyer speech text, April 2 - 1964
  • Arthur F. Burns lecture: form letter announcing speech, November - 1964
  • Carl A. Auerbach: The Lawyer as Engineer of the Social Sciences program, July 20 - 1967

This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.


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University of Iowa General Information and University History