Harry Daniel Murphy cartoon collection

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Harry Daniel Murphy Cartoon Collection consists primarily of 101 original drawings of Murphy’s political cartoons for the Chicago Herald & Examiner, as well as 3 scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings of his cartoons, cartoons by others cartoonists, and articles about Murphy as a cartoonist; 2 photograph albums with photographs probably taken on family vacations to Europe, southern California, Canada, and New England, c. 1920s; and 13 tablets containing pencil sketches and notes which could have been used while Murphy was a partner in the Lute Pease and Harry Murphy School of Caricature and Illustration in Portland, Oregon.

Biographical Historical Note

Harry Daniel Murphy was a political cartoonist who worked mostly in Portland, Oregon, and in Denver, his cartoons appearing in newspapers there and in Chicago, San Francisco, and elsewhere.