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Document Details


Title: Charles F. Murphy
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Murphy speaks about working at the D.H. Burnham & Company; impressions of Daniel H. Burnham; Ernest Graham; the Insurance Exchange building; Alfred Shaw and the Civic Opera House; the Field Building; the Merchandise Mart; Century of Progress International Exposition 1933-34; the Prudential Building; the First National Bank. Interwoven throughout the text are memories of the people and events of which early 20th century Chicago history is made.
Extent: 69 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/murphy.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Murphy, Charles Francis, 1890-1985
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1890
Speaker place of birth: Jersey City, NJ; New Jersey; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Secretary
Age at speaking: 91
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 01-Jun-1981
Interviewer: Manny, Carter H., 1918-
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architectural firms; Architecture; Architecture--Chicago (Ill.); Chicago (Ill.)--History; Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States; Work environment
Topics discussed - Other terms: D.H. Burnham & Company
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025548-27410