Edna Murphy papers

Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Edna Murphy papers
Date (inclusive): 1919-1935
Collection number: 46
Creator: Murphy, Edna
Extent: 2.5 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Edna Murphy papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Acquired: 1980


Edna Murphy was an American actress. Between 1920 and 1932 she appeared in more than sixty feature- length productions. She married director Mervyn LeRoy in 1927.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Edna Murphy papers span the years 1919-1935 and encompass 2.5 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of personal items, such as handwritten verse and prose, correspondence, diaries, travel miscellany, and address books. It also contains contracts, clippings, photographs, and handwritten credit lists. There is some correspondence between Murphy and Mervyn LeRoy.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Correspondence; 2. Subject files, subseries A-B as follows: A. General; B. Clippings.

Indexing Terms

Murphy, Edna , 1899-1974--Archives.