Walter Tandy Murch papers, 1880-1970

A Finding Aid to the Walter Tandy Murch Papers, 1880-1970 , in the Archives of American Art, by Jean Fitzgerald

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Biographical Information

Walter Tandy Murch (1907-1967) of Toronto, Canada, was a painter and art teacher. His painting were primarily of still life subjects including machine parts, tools, broken dolls, and scientific equipment mingled with fruit, bread and fragments of rock as if seen through frosted glass.

Walter Tandy Murch was born on August 17, 1907, in Toronto, Canada, the son of Clara Louise Tandy and jeweller Walter Murch. Following his studies of architectural drafting and woodworking at the Technical High School in Toronto, he studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto with Arthur Lismer from 1924 to 1927. During the following year, Murch studied at the Grand Central School of Art in New York City with Arshile Gorky. From 1927 to 1929, he studied with Von Schlegel and K. H. Miller at the Art Students League. In 1930, Murch married Katharine Louise Scott.

From 1930 to 1933, Murch designed stained glass windows for Montague Castle, Inc., in New York City. Following a lengthy painting trip to Mexico in 1934, Murch returned to New York City and earned a living painting murals, designing department store windows, and creating illustrations for various magazines including Fortune and Scientific American.

Murch had his first solo exhibition at Betty Parsons' Wakefield Gallery in New York in 1941, and for many years Parsons was his principal dealer. Murch became a United States citizen in 1947.

Beginning in the 1950s, Murch taught at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, New York University, and at Boston University, and attended summer sessions at Yaddo and Skowhegan. In 1966, the Rhode Island School of Design organized Murch's first major retrospective.

Murch's work is in the collections of the Barnes Foundation, Brooklyn Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Walter Tandy Murch died on December 11, 1967 in New York City.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of New York City still life painter and art instructor Walter Tandy Murch date from 1880-1970 and measure 8.2 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, four diaries, correspondence with colleagues and family members, personal business records, exhibition files, notes and writings, two sketchbooks and additional art work, printed material, and photographs of Murch, family members, and art work.

Biographical material includes registration documents for births, marriages, and naturalization of Murch family members, biographical accounts, resumes, school and award certificates, passports, Selective Service records, and address books.

One diary by Walter Murch and three diaries by Katharine Murch contain sporadic entries briefly describing daily activities.

Correspondence primarily consists of letters exchanged between Murch, art schools and universities, arts organizations, galleries including the Betty Parsons Gallery, miscellaneous companies and publishers that commissioned commercial art work, and students. There are scattered letters from Isabel Bishop, Leonard Bocour, Xavier Gonzales, and Gyorgy Kepes. There is also correspondence with miscellaneous family members and letters to Katharine Scott.

Personal business records include organizational membership records, family legal documents, insurance records, leases, loan and consignment records, contracts and invoices for art work sold by the Betty Parsons Gallery, expense notebooks, and other routine financial documents.

Exhibition files include documentation of miscellaneous exhibitions of Murch's art work and of exhibitions juried and organized by Murch, including the Jean Dubuffet exhibition organized by Murch and retrospectives of Murch's art work at the Rhode island School of Design and at the Brooklyn Museum.

Notes and writings include the funeral register for Murch, miscellaneous address lists, travel notebooks of Murchs' 1934 trip to Mexico, miscellaneous notebooks concerning various art-related topics, classroom lectures and notes, and miscellaneous writings by others.

Art work includes two sketchbooks, drawings and sketches, woodcuts, sketches for "Novel in Woodcut," an oil portrait of a woman, a mock-up for book Notes on the Hound of Heaven, and art work by others including a sketchbook by Murch's son, Walter Scott Murch.

Printed material includes clippings, a copy of a handmade Collegiate School magazine The New Thinker, and exhibition announcements and catalogs. for Murch and others, press releases, prospectuses, reproductions of art work and book jackets designed by Murch, programs, brochures, a book about Pierre Bonnard, and miscellaneous printed material.

Photographs are of Murch, family members, travel, buildings, Murch's studio, Murch with colleagues, And art work by Murch and others. There are also photographs of various resource subjects.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects:

  • Bonnard, Pierre, 1867-1947
  • Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-
  • Scott, Katharine
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Rhode Island School of Design

Subjects-Topical:

  • Art teachers--New York (State)--New York
  • Artists' studios--Photographs
  • Painters--New York (State)--New York
  • Painting, American

Types of Materials:

  • Awards
  • Diaries
  • Drawings
  • Lecture notes
  • Notebooks
  • Notes
  • Photographs
  • Resumes
  • Sketchbooks
  • Sketches
  • Woodcuts

Names:

  • Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988
  • Bocour, Leonard, 1910-
  • Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993
  • Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001
  • Murch, Katherine
  • Murch, Walter Scott
  • Betty Parsons Gallery

Provenance

The Walter Tandy Murch papers were donated by the artist's widow, Katharine Scott Murch, in 1969.

Separated and Related Materials

In 1967-1968, Murch loaned correspondence, notes, sketchbooks, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and photographs for microfilming on reels N707, N708, N713, and N68/5. This material is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.

How the Collection was Processed

Multiple accessions were microfilmed shortly after receipt on reels N70/17-N70/20, and 647; this film is no longer in circulation. All accessions were merged, arranged, and described by Jean Fitzgerald in June 2010.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Walter Tandy Murch papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite this Collection

Walter Tandy Murch papers, 1880-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1924-1968
(Box 1, 10; 24 folders)

Biographical material includes registration certificates documenting the births, marriages, and naturalization of Murch family members, miscellaneous biographical accounts and resumes for Murch, a certificate for Proficiency in Art from the Ontario College of Art, award certificates, passports, Selective Service records, and address books.

Box Folder
1 1 Certificate of Birth Registration for Walter Tandy Murch, 1924
1 2 Marriage and Registration Certificates for Walter Tandy Murch and Katharine Louise Scott, 1930-1967
1 3 Record Book from Columbia University Teachers College for Katharine Scott Murch, 1935-1936
1 4 Miscellaneous Identity Cards, 1943-1963
1 5 Membership Cards, 1952-1963
1 6 Naturalization Documents for Walter Tandy Murch and Katharine Scott Murch, 1945-1948
1 7 Marriage Registration Certificates for Walter Scott Murch and Muriel A. Slater, 1965-1967
1 8 Death Certificate of Walter Tandy Murch, 1967
1 9 Copy of Birth Certificate of Louise Tandy Murch (Daughter of Walter Tandy Murch), 1968
1 10 Biographical Accounts, 1947-1966
1 11-14 Resumes, 1950-1967
(4 folders)
1 15 Award Certificates, 1926-1961
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
1 16 Passport, 1934
1 17 Passport, 1963
1 18 Selective Service Records, 1941-1945
1 19-23 Address Books, 1935-1966, undated
(5 folders)
Box Folder
10 1 Oversized Certificate for Proficiency in Art from the Ontario College of Art and Oversized Certificate for the Art Directors Club Medal, 1926-1953,
(from Box 1, Folder 15)

Series 2: Diaries, 1941-1965
(Box 1; 3 folders)

Diaries contain sporadic entries briefly describing daily activities.

Box Folder
1 24-25 Katharine Murch's Diaries, 1941-1955
1 26 Walter Tandy Murch's Diary, 1965

Series 3: Correspondence, 1880-1969
(Box 1-3, 10; 1.8 linear feet)

Correspondence primarily consists of letters exchanged with arts organizations, art schools, and universities including Boston University, Columbia University, Detroit Institute of Arts, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Skowhegan School, and Yaddo, and with students in which Murch discusses his activities as art instructor and juror for art exhibitions. Letters exchanged with miscellaneous companies and publishing houses discuss Murch's commercial art work commissioned by them. The exhibition of Murch's fine art work is discussed in letters exchanged with various art galleries including the Betty Parsons Gallery. There are scattered letters from Isabel Bishop, Leonard Bocour, Xavier Gonzales, and Gyorgy Kepes, and correspondence with miscellaneous family members and letters to Katharine Scott from her father Thomas Beckett Scott.

Box Folder
1 27-28 Correspondents with Unknown Surnames, undated
(2 folders)
1 29 Correspondents with Surnames "A" - "B," undated
1 30 Correspondents with Surnames "C," undated
1 31 Correspondents with Surnames "D" - "F," undated
1 32 Correspondents with Surnames "G" - "J," undated
1 33 Correspondents with Surnames "K" - "L," undated
1 34-43 Correspondents with Surnames "M," undated
(10 folders)
1 44 Correspondents with Surnames "N" - "R," undated
1 45-46 Correspondents with Surnames "S," undated
(2 folders)
1 47 Correspondents with Surnames "T" - "Z," undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
1 48 Correspondence, 1880-1916
1 49 Correspondence, 1920-1928
1 50 Correspondence, 1929
1 51-52 Correspondence, 1930
(2 folders)
1 53-54 Correspondence, 1931
(2 folders)
1 55 Correspondence, 1932
1 56-58 Correspondence, 1934
(3 folders)
1 59 Correspondence, 1935-1936
1 60 Correspondence, 1937
1 61 Correspondence, 1938-1939
1 62 Correspondence, 1940
1 63-64 Correspondence, 1941
(2 folders)
1 65-66 Correspondence, 1942
(2 folders)
1 67 Correspondence, 1943-1944
1 68 Correspondence, 1945
1 69 Correspondence, 1946
1 70-71 Correspondence, 1947
(2 folders)
1 72 Correspondence, 1948
1 73-74 Correspondence, 1949
(2 folders)
1 75-76 Correspondence, 1950
(2 folders)
1 77 Correspondence, 1951
1 78-80 Correspondence, 1952
(3 folders)
1 81-82 Correspondence, 1953
(2 folders)
1 83 Correspondence, 1954
1 84 Correspondence, 1955
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, 1956
2 2-3 Correspondence, 1957
(2 folders)
2 4-5 Correspondence, 1958
(2 folders)
2 6-8 Correspondence, 1959
(3 folders)
2 9-11 Correspondence, 1960
(3 folders)
2 12-15 Correspondence, 1961
(4 folders)
2 16-19 Correspondence, 1962
(4 folders)
2 20-25 Correspondence, 1963
(6 folders)
2 26-33 Correspondence, 1964
(8 folders)
2 34-44 Correspondence, 1965
(11 folders)
2 45-57 Correspondence, 1966
(13 folders)
2 58-87 Correspondence,
(30 folders)
Box Folder
3 1-10 Correspondence, 1968
(10 folders)
3 11-15 Correspondence, 1969
(5 folders)
3 16-17 Letters to Katharine Scott from Thomas Beckett Scott, 1925-1926
(2 folders)
Box Folder
10 1 Oversized Letter from Richard Yarde, undated,
(from Box 1, Folder 47)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1928-1970
(Box 3-5; 2.9 linear feet)

Personal business records include art organization membership records, documents for the estates of Murch's mother-in-law, Mary Macallum Scott, and of Walter Tandy Murch, the will of Katharine Scott Murch, miscellaneous insurance records, leases, loan and consignment records, contracts and invoices for art work sold by the Betty Parsons Gallery, invoices for Murch's commercial art work, notebooks of expenses, bank books, check registers, a small number of cancelled checks, income tax records, and miscellaneous receipts for dues, art supplies, framing, photographic services, shipping, and travel.

Box Folder
3 18 Legal Records, 1937-1968
3 19 Membership Cards and Dues Book for the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers Union, 1947-1948
3 20 Documents for the Estate of Mary Macallum Scott, 1934-1947
3 21-25 Documents for the Estate of Walter Tandy Murch, 1967-1968
(5 folders)
3 26 Katharine Scott Murch's Will, 1968
3 27 Insurance Agent George N. Butz, 1940-1966
3 28 The Travelers Insurance Company, 1931-1962
3 29 Hospital Insurance, 1935-1939, undated
3 30-31 Equitable Life Assurance Society, 1939-1967
(2 folders)
3 32-33 Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada, 1940-1970
(2 folders)
3 34 Automobile Insurance, 1964-1967
3 35 Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, 1967-1969
3 36 Federal Insurance Company, 1968
3 37 Miscellaneous Insurance, 1935-1965
3 38 Leases, 1931-1936
3 39 Leases, 1937-1939
3 40 Leases, 1940-1946
3 41 Leases, 1951
3 42 Loan and Consignment Records, 1945-1966, undated
3 43 Contracts with Betty Parsons and Lynne Thompson, 1947-1948
3 44-46 Invoices for Work Sold by the Betty Parsons Gallery, 1947-1968
(3 folders)
3 47 Invoices for Murch's Commercial Art Work, undated
3 48-74 Invoices for Murch's Commercial Art Work, 1928-1952
(27 folders)
3 75-84 Perkins and Lavaty Invoices for Work Done by Murch, 1950-1963
(10 folders)
Box Folder
4 1-2 Notebooks of Expenses, 1929-1932, 1931, undated
(2 folders)
4 3 Notebook of Car Records, 1933-1953
4 4 Notebook of Expenses, 1934
4 5 Notebook of Expenses, 1935-1939
4 6 Notebook of Travel Expenses, 1936
4 7 Notebook of Expenses, 1938
4 8 Notebook of Expenses, 1939-1940
4 9 Ledger of Expenses, 1939-1955
4 10 Notes on Household Budget, 1941-1943
4 11 Notebook of Expenses, 1942-1943
4 12 Notebook of Expenses Connected with Commercial Art Work, 1944-1947
4 13 Notebook of Expenses Connected with Commercial Art Work, 1945
4 14-32 Notebook of General Expenses, 1945-1967
(19 folders)
4 33 Savings Bonds Stamp Booklet, 1942
4 34-35 Bank Books, 1933-1966
(2 folders)
4 36 Check Register, 1958-1959
Box Folder
5 1-16 Check Registers, 1959-1968
(16 folders)
5 17-19 Cancelled Checks, 1939, 1966-1968
(3 folders)
5 20-36 Income Tax Records, 1936-1968, undated
(17 folders)
5 37 Credit and Charge Cards, 1960-1968, undated
5 38 Receipts for Miscellaneous Dues, 1937-1970
5 39 Receipts for Art Supplies, 1930-1966, undated
5 40 Receipts for Framing, 1941-1960
5 41 Receipts for Photographic Services, 1962-1964
5 42 Shipping Receipts, 1949-1968, undated
5 43-47 Travel Receipts, 1957-1967, undated
(5 folders)
5 48-49 Miscellaneous Receipts, 1941-1967, undated
(2 folders)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1953-1968
(Box 6; 17 folders)

Exhibition files include card files of miscellaneous exhibitions of Murch's art work and of exhibitions juried by Murch, a file on the Jean Dubuffet exhibition organized by Murch and, most notably, files concerning retrospectives of Murch's art work at the Rhode Island School of Design and at the Brooklyn Museum.

Box Folder
6 1 Card File of Miscellaneous Exhibitions of Murch's Art Work, 1965-1966
6 2 Card File of Exhibitions Juried by Murch, 1965-1967
6 3 Jean Dubuffet Exhibition Organized by Murch at Boston University, 1964
6 4 Exhibition of Murch's Art Work at Dartmouth University, 1966-1968
6 5-13 Murch Retrospective Exhibition at Rhode Island School of Design, 1966-1967
(9 folders)
6 14-15 Murch Retrospective Exhibition at Brooklyn Museum, 1967-1968
(2 folders)
6 16 Notes Concerning Miscellaneous Exhibitions, 1953-1964
6 17 Caption Cards for Murch's Art Work from Unidentified Exhibition, undated

Series 6: Notes and Writings, 1907-1968
(Box 6-7, 10, OV 11; 1.5 linear feet)

Notes and writings include the funeral register for Murch, miscellaneous address lists and card files of addresses, notebooks concerning a trip to Mexico, miscellaneous notebooks concerning various art-related topics, Murch's classroom roll and grade books, files concerning Yaddo, Skowhegan School, and miscellaneous schools and universities, typescripts and lecture notes concerning art-related topics, and miscellaneous writings by others.

Box Folder
6 18 Funeral Register for Walter Tandy Murch, 1967
6 19 Address Lists, 1967, undated
6 20 Miscellaneous Addresses, 1960-1968, undated
6 21-31 Card Files of Addresses, 1964-1966, undated
(9 folders)
6 32 Card File of Publishers' Addresses, 1930-1932
6 33-34 Card File of Art Work Executed Between 1948-1956, undated
(2 folders)
6 35 Card File Notes on Works by Thomas Hardy, undated
6 36 Notebook Containing Addresses and Reminder Notes, undated
6 37 Notebook 1 Concerning Trip to Mexico, 1934
6 38-39 Notebook 2 Concerning Trip to Mexico, 1934
(2 folders)
6 40 Notebook of Names, 1943
6 41 Notebook Containing Drawings, 1948
6 42 Notebook Containing Annotated Sketches, 1958
6 43 Notebook Containing Lists of Publications and Drafts of Letters, 1963-1966
6 44 Notebook Containing Drafts of Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Notes on Victor Hugo, 1964
Box Folder
7 1 Murch's Classroom Roll and Grade Book from Pratt Institute, 1960-1961
7 2 Murch's Classroom Roll and Grade Book from Columbia University, 1965
7 3 Miscellaneous Classroom Roll Lists, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
7 4-7 File Concerning Yaddo, 1963-1967
(4 folders)
7 8 File Concerning Skowhegan School, 1966-1967
7 9 Notes Concerning Miscellaneous Schools and Universities, 1959-1967, undated
7 10 Typescript of Article for Scientific American, undated
7 11 Manuscript Concerning Modern Art, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
7 12 Manuscript Concerning Paul Klee and Chaim Gross, undated
7 13 Typescript "Taking on the Task," undated
7 14 Manuscript "The Adventure of a Dollar Bill," 1917
7 15 Lecture Notes, 1929
7 16 Poem "Men and Machines," 1930
7 17 Manuscript "The Essentials of Design," 1931
7 18-20 Miscellaneous Writings Concerning an Artist's Creativity, 1951-1964, undated
(3 folders) (Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
7 21 Typescript Concerning a Painter's Selection of Subjects, 1955
7 22 Manuscript Concerning the Preparation of an Exhibition, 1963
7 23 Transcript of a Speech by Murch, 1964
7 24 Lecture Notes for Dartmouth University, 1966
7 25 Typescript "Jurying," 1967
7 26 Writings by Others: Notes on Milton's Paradise Lost by Unidentified Author, undated
7 27 Writings by Others: "A Few Positive Thoughts" by Louise Tandy Murch, undated
7 28 Writings by Others: "Footnotes in Manuscripts" by Katharine S. Murch, undated
7 29 Writings by Others: Nelson W. Cram's Empty Diary, 1907
7 30 Writings by Others: "Teaching Brilliant Children" by Callaway, 1958
7 31 Writings by Others: "The Image in Non-Objective Art" by Henry Raleigh, 1960
7 32 Writings by Others: Poem "The Wall" by Louise Murch, 1960
7 33 Writings by Others: Miscellaneous Writings about Murch, 1960-1968
7 34 Writings by Others: "The Eötvös Experiment and Gravitation" by R. H. Dicke, 1961
7 35-37 Writings by Others: "From the hands of Man: A History of the Arts" by Willis J. Wager, 1962-1963
(3 folders)
7 38 Writings by Others: "The Highlander Maryville Case" Sent by Gyorgy Kepes, 1963
7 39 Writings by Others: "New Life by Breathing" by John Gollop, 1965
7 40-43 Miscellaneous Writings by Others, 1958-1966, undated
(4 folders)(Oversized Material Housed in OV 11)
Box Folder
10 1 Oversized Classroom Roll List from Unidentified School, undated,
from Box 7, Folder 3
10 1 Oversized Manuscript Concerning Modern Art, undated,
from Box 7, Folder 11
10 1 Oversized Manuscript Concerning an Artist's Creativity, undated,
from Box 7, Folder 20
Box
11 Oversized List of Names, undated,
from Box 7, Folder 40

Series 7: Art Work, 1891-1967
(Box 7, 10, OV 11; 33 folders)

Art work includes sketchbooks, drawings, watercolor sketches, designs for woodcuts, woodcuts, sketches for "Novel in Woodcut," an oil portrait, a mock-up for book Notes on the Hound of Heaven, and art work by others.

Box Folder
7 44 Sketchbook 1, undated
7 45 Sketchbook 2, 1891
7 46-49 Pencil Drawings, 1934-1946, undated
(4 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 10 and OV 11)
7 50-51 Ink Drawings, 1940-1967, undated
(2 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
7 52 Charcoal Drawings, undated
7 53-55 Mixed Media Drawings, 1953, undated
(3 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
7 56-60 Watercolor Sketches, undated
(5 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
7 61 Watercolor Sketches for a Mural, undated
7 62 Designs for Woodcuts, 1929, undated
7 63-64 Woodcuts with Original Drawings, undated
(2 folders)
7 65-66 Woodcuts, 1935, undated
(2 folders)
7 67-69 Sketches for "Novel in Woodcut," undated
(3 folders)
7 70 Oil Portrait of a Woman, undated
7 71 Mock-Up of Book Notes on the Hound of Heaven, undated
7 72 Art Work by Others: Painting by L. M., undated
7 73 Art Work by Others: Sketchbook by Walter Scott Murch, 1946
7 74 Children's Art Work, 1945-1964, undated
Box Folder
10 2 Oversized Pencil Drawings, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 47)
10 3 Oversized Pencil Drawings, 1932, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 47)
10 3 Oversized Ink Drawings, undated,
(from Box 7, Folders 50-51)
10 4 Oversized Mixed Media Drawings, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 54)
10 4 Oversized Watercolor Sketches, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 56)
Box
11 Oversized Pencil Drawing, undated,
(from Box 7, Folder 47)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1926-1968
(Box 7-8, 10, OV 11; 50 folders)

Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Murch and others, press releases, prospectuses, reproductions of art work and book jackets designed by Murch, programs, brochures, a book about Pierre Bonnard, and miscellaneous printed material.

Box Folder
7 75-87 Clippings, 1926-1966, undated
(13 folders)
Box Folder
8 1-5 Clippings, 1967-1968
(5 folders)
8 6 Hand-Made Collegiate School Magazine The New Thinker, 1958
8 7-17 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1929-1967, undated
(11 folders)
8 18-20 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Others, 1931, 1964-1967, undated
(3 folders)
8 21 Press Releases, 1952-1966
8 22 Prospectuses, 1931-1967, undated
8 23-28 Reproductions of Art Work by Murch, 1950-1962, undated
(6 folders)(Oversized Material Housed in Box 10 and OV 11)
8 29 Programs, 1943-1967, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
8 30 Brochures, undated
8 31-32 Book Jackets Designed by Murch, 1930-1945
(2 folders)
8 33 Book Bonnard from Les ?ditions Braun and Cie, Paris, undated
8 34-35 Reproduction of a Book of Business and Trade Cuts (Images), undated
(2 folders)
8 36 World War II Ration Books, 1943
8 37 Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1947-1964, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in OV 11)
Box Folder
10 5 Oversized Reproductions of Art Work by Murch, 1950-1961, undated,
(from Box 8, Folders 23 and 25-28)
10 5 Oversized Program, 1947,
(from Box 8, Folder 29)
Box
11 Oversized Reproductions of Art Work by Murch, 1953,
(from Box 8, Folder 25)
11 Oversized Poster Concerning Ad Reinhardt, 1955,
(from Box 8, Folder 37)
11 Oversized Sample of Wallpaper, undated,
(from Box 8, Folder 37)

Series 9: Photographs, Title, 1908-1967
(Box 9-10; 41 folders)

Photographs are of Murch, family members, travel destinations, miscellaneous buildings, Murch's studio, Murch with colleagues, exhibition installations, subjects for art work, and of art work by Murch and others.

Box Folder
9 1-4 Murch, 1917-1961, undated
(4 folders)
9 5-11 Family Members, 1908-1966, undated
(7 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
9 12-14 Wedding Day of Walter Scott Murch and Muriel A. Slater, 1965
(3 folders)
9 15 Travel Photographs, 1936, undated
9 16 Miscellaneous Buildings, 1937-1965, undated
9 17 Murch's Studio, 1965
9 18 Murch with Art Juries, 1967, undated
9 19 Exhibition Installations, 1947-1948, undated
9 20 Subjects for Art Work: Clocks, undated
9 21 Subjects for Art Work: Early Computers, 1953, undated
9 22 Subjects for Art Work: Unidentified Mechanical Device, undated
9 23 Subjects for Art Work: Violin Maker, undated
9 24 Miscellaneous Subjects for Art Work, 1953, undated
9 25 Drawings by Murch, undated
9 26-29 Paintings by Murch, undated
(4 folders)
9 30 Design for Stained Glass by Murch, undated
9 31 Commercial Art Work by Murch: Lord and Taylor Store, 1935, undated
9 32 Commercial Art Work by Murch: Miscellaneous Stores, 1941-1947, undated
9 33 Commercial Art Work by Murch: Miscellaneous Murals, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
9 34 Commercial Art Work by Murch: Miscellaneous Advertisements, 1951, undated
(Oversized Material Housed in Box 10)
9 35-37 Paintings by Others, undated
(3 folders)
9 38 Photographs of Sculpture by Others, undated
9 39 Drawings by Others, undated
9 40 Miscellaneous Art Work by Others, undated
9 41 Miscellaneous Photographs, undated
Box Folder
10 6 Oversized Photograph of Frank Murch, 1932,
(from Box 9, Folder 6)
10 6 Oversized Photograph of a Mural, undated,
(from Box 9, Folder 33)
10 6 Oversized Photograph of Advertisements, 1951, undated,
(from Box 9, Folder 34)