Gerald and Sara Murphy papers, 1854-2003.

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Murphy, Gerald, 1888-1964. Gerald and Sara Murphy papers, 1854-2003.

Gerald and Sara Murphy papers, 1854-2003.

The collection consists of the personal and family papers of Gerald and Sara Murphy, including material created and accumulated by Gerald and Sara, their children Baoth, Patrick, and Honoria, and the Wiborg family. The collection documents the Murphy's unconventional and artistic lifestyle and their role in the American expatriate community in Paris and Antibes, France during the 1920s and early 1930s, as well as their personal connections with artists and writers of the Modernist period. Also found is material relating to Gerald's father, Patrick Francis Murphy, and his stewardship of the leather goods company, Mark Cross. Correspondents include: Jay Allen, Carlos Baker, Robert Benchley, John Peale Bishop, Camille Bombois, Charles and Elizabeth Brackett, William C. Bullitt, Stella Campbell, John and Katy Dos Passos, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Janet Flanner, Brendan Gill, Lillian Hellman, Ernest Hemingway, Sheila Hibben, Charles Lederer, Fernand Legér, Archibald MacLeish, Marcelle Meyer, John O'Hara, Harold Ober, Dorothy Parker, Maxwell Perkins, Cole Porter, Jeffrey Potter, Dawn Powell, Berton Roueché, Charles Scribner, Gilbert Seldes, Bobby Short, Donald Ogden Stewart, Andrew Turnbull, Edmund Wilson, Alexander Woollcott, and Monty Woolley. Material includes general and family correspondence; photographic prints and albums depicting the Murphys, their children, their families, and their friends, including Pablo Picasso, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, John and Katy Dos Passos, and Archibald and Ada MacLeish, among others, at the Murphy residence, Villa America, and other places; notebooks, journals, and diaries of Gerald, Sara, Patrick, and Honoria Murphy, and Frank Wiborg; sketches and artwork by Gerald, Sara, Patrick, and Boath; three-dimensional objects, including Mark Cross leather goods; printed material, such as clippings and publications featuring articles about the Murphys, and exhibition and auction catalogs featuring the work of Gerald Murphy; motion picture film documenting the Murphys in Europe and East Hampton in the 1930s; and other personal effects.

100.0 linear feet (102 boxes)

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