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Donn B. Murphy Papers

Identifier: GTM-130630

Scope and Contents note

The Donn B. Murphy Papers contain correspondence, scripts, articles, photographs, and other material relating to the career of Donn B. Murphy as teacher and director of dramatic theater at Georgetown University, primarily, with some material relating to work as director of the National Theater, Washington, D.C.


  • 1956 - 2004

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Biographical note

Donn B. Murphy began his career at Georgetown University in 1954 as an instructor in speech. A year later he was invited to become faculty director of the college theater troupe, Mask and Bauble, putatively the second oldest continuously active college theater group in the country, with former members such as John Barrymore. Murphy retired from the university in 1999. He was also president of the National Theater in Washington, D.C., from 1982. More information on Murphy is available in Folder 1:14.


3.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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37th and O Streets, N.W.
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