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.
Contains a scrapbook for the 1963 production of Bonaparte! (Calliope IV). The scrapbook includes a program, fliers for the production and for tryouts, cast lists, seating charts, publicity and production photographs, press releases, and hand-written thank you notes to Donn Murphy from students. Also includes 6 black and white photographs from the Stalag 17 production in 1955.
Contains clippings about the purchase of Halcyon House on Prospect Street, construction of the new [Reiss] Science Center, South Korean actress and student Gihee Chio, and installation of new seismographs. Also present, a copy of letter from Jacqueline Kennedy to Donn Murphy, head of the Mask and Bauble Society, dated October 13, 1961, thanking Mask and Bauble for a Shakespeare performance at the White House.
Contains clippings on Georgetown University Sports, including football, basketball, track, hockey, and golf. Among those highlighted: golfers Billy Shea and Bill Dettweiler; pitcher Henry Bertrand; football coach Jack Hagerty and players Joe Mellendeck, Jules Koshlap, Joe McFadden and Myron Darmohray; basketball coach Elmer Ripley and basketball captain Joe Murphy; shot putter Al Blozis; and boxer Jim Brady. Includes photograph of football game against Fordham.
The Herbert Cardinal Vaughan Collection consists of original and transcribed material pertaining to St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart.
The Abshire papers contain materials relating primarily to his service with the U.S. State Department in the 1970s with the Murphy Commission (Commission for Organization of Government for Conduct of Foreign Policy), and to the history and operations of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (1974-1983, then connected with Georgetown University).