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Finding Aid for the Office of the Chancellor. Administrative files of Franklin D. Murphy. 1935-1971.
University Archives Record Series 401  
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  • Title: Office of the Chancellor. Administrative files of Franklin D. Murphy.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 401
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 53.2 linear ft. (133 boxes)
    Date: 1935-1971
    Abstract: Record Series 401 contains the administrative files of Franklin D. Murphy from the period of time during which Murphy served as UCLA Chancellor. Materials in this record series date from 1935-1971 and include correspondence, memorandum, and reports on all aspects of UCLA university business as it relates to the campus, to the University of California system, to Los Angeles and Southern California, and to UCLA's emergence as a major U.S. research university.
    creator: Office of the Chancellor (UCLA).

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Office of the Chancellor. Administrative files of Franklin D. Murphy (University Archives Record Series 401). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Processing History

    Processed by Philip Bantin and Dennis Bitterlich, May 1990
    Record Series 401 processed in 1990 September and reflects the original order of the files as received from the UCLA Chancellor's Communications Service (CCS).

    Historical Note

    Franklin D. Murphy served as UCLA's third Chancellor from 1960-1968. Murphy's two predecessors were:
    • Raymond B. Allen, 1952-1958
    • Vern O. Knudsen, 1959-1960
    In 1969 Charles E. Young succeeded Murphy as UCLA Chancellor.
    Prior to the 1952 creation of UCLA's Office of the Chancellor, there was a series of chief administrative officers and titles for the Los Angeles campus including: Director; Vice-President and Director; and Vice-President and Provost.
    Franklin David Murphy was born in Kansas City, MO, January 29, 1916; AB University of Kansas (1936); MD University of Pennsylvania (1941). Murphy served as an instructor (1946-1948) and Dean (1948-1951) of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. From 1951-1960 Murphy served as Chancellor of the University of Kansas.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 401 contains the administrative files of Franklin D. Murphy from the period of time during which Murphy served as UCLA Chancellor. Materials in this record series date from 1935-1971 and include correspondence, memorandum, and reports on all aspects of UCLA university business as it relates to the campus, to the University of California system, to Los Angeles and Southern California, and to UCLA's emergence as a major U.S. research university.
    Chancellor's Communications Service (CCS) staff organized, described, and indexed the Office of the Chancellor's files for day-to-day use; file names located in the 'Container List' include the file index codes assigned by the CCS.
    Franklin D. Murphy chancellorial files not transferred to the UCLA University Archives include materials relating to legal actions and materials subject to state/federal privacy regulations.
    This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.