Memorabilia (Murrow Room), 1942 -- 1967


This series is part of Edward R. Murrow Papers, 1890 -- 1992

Series Overview

Title: Memorabilia (Murrow Room)
Dates: 1942 -- 1967
Bulk Dates: 1952 -- 1965
Call Number: MS025.006.001
Size: 0.55 Cubic Feet

Description

This subseries consists of the memorabilia displayed in the Murrow Room at Fletcher. Memorabilia held there includes awards, certificates, diplomas, gifts, academic hoods, and honorary degrees given to Edward R. Murrow during his career in journalism and broadcasting.

The academic hoods, item numbers 00108-00120, were removed from this series in February 2008 and moved to subseries MS025/006.003 (Awards - Honorary Degrees and Honorary Titles).

Arrangement

[Organization] __[Arrangement]The Murrow Room cases are numbered 1-24, starting with the first case on the right side of the door and continuing counterclockwise around the room. Shelves in each case are designated with letters, the top shelf being shelf A, the next shelf B, etc.

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Access Restrictions

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  Air Force Association Award 1952

Dimensions: 13"H x 3 1/2"W x 3 1/2"L. Trophy with square marble base and bronze figure wearing cape and holding up a wreath and scroll. Engraving reads, "Air Force Association Award Presented to Edward R. Murrow For Distinguished Service to Airpower in the Field of Arts and Letters 1952." Okay condition, needs to be cleaned. Murrow Room case 18, shelf A (right).
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MS025.006.001.001.00004
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  "Guardian of Berlin's Freedom" Certificate 1908 -- 1961

Dimensions: 17 1/4"H x 12"W. Certificate presented by the United States Commander, Berlin (Albert Watson) to Edward R. Murrow for venturing behind the Iron Curtain and supporting the resistance to communism. Color certificate in black wood frame. Wire on back for hanging. A facsimile copy of "Guardian of Berlin's Freedom," created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original document is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.002.00042 box number: 39090011518343y. Murrow Room case 9, shelf A.
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MS025.006.001.001.00005
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  Photograph of Edward R. Murrow 1960

Dimensions: 13 3/4"H x 13 3/4"W. Black and white photo of E.R. Murrow holding cigarette. Photo signed in upper right hand corner by photographer Cecil Beaton (on the back of the image). White mat with black frame. A facsimile copy of this image, created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original image is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.003.00013 box number: 39090011537780y.
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MS025.006.001.001.00013
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  Admiral of the Flagship Fleet Award from American Airlines 1952-12-15

Dimensions: 18 1/2"H x 14"W. Black and white certificate with red, white and blue ribbon on bottom. In black frame. Water marks on upper right hand corner. Murrow Room case 23, shelf F (right).
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MS025.006.001.001.00019
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  Case for U.S. Navy medal, pins, and buttons

Blue plastic case with clear lid. Blue velvet lining with baize border. Murrow Room case 4, shelf F (left).
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MS025.006.001.001.00036.6
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  National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc. Annual Radio Award 1953-07-01

Dimensions: 9 3/4"H x 12 3/4"W. Award for best presentation of current foreign policy issues. Black and white certificate in black frame. Framed by I. Ballin's Son Artistic Picture Framing, New York, NY. A facsimile copy of " National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc. Annual Radio Award, July 1, 1953," created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original document is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.003.00005 box number: 39090011537780y. Murrow Room case 24, shelf B (left) (original in 39090011537780y).
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MS025.006.001.001.00044
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  Charcoal portrait of Edward R. Murrow 1950

Dimensions: 22 1/2"H x 18"W. Charcoal drawing by the artist. Gray mat and frame. This a facsimile of a charcoal image published in Reader's Digest by Uri Oberhardt. According to the artist's letter located in MS025.001.001.003.00012, he sent Edward R. Murrow the facsimile reproduction in 1950. Mr. Oberhardt wrote a dedication at the bottom "To Edward Murrow with the compliments of Uri Oberhardt 1950." A facsimile copy of this image, created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original image is located in the Digital Collections and Archives MS025.006.003.002.00045 box number: 39090011518343y. Murrow Room case 13, shelf B (left).
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MS025.006.001.001.00049
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  Overseas Press Club of America Award for best consistent TV presentation of foreign affairs 1953

Dimensions: 7 1/2"H x 6 3/4"W. Black wooden plaque with bronze inscription. OCP insignia with two globes. Paint chipping in numerous areas. Has stand and hook on back. Maker: Medallic Art Co., NY. Murrow Room case 3, shelf D (left).
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MS025.006.001.001.00050
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  State of Israel Medal, expedition to the Judean Caves 1960

Dimensions: 2 1/4" Diameter. Medal with image of two men climbing. Murrow Room case 4, shelf E (far left).
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MS025.006.001.001.00058.1
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  Case for State of Israel medals 1960

Dimensions: 4 1/2"L x 2 1/2"W x 1/2"H. Wooden case. Murrow Room case 4, shelf E (far left).
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MS025.006.001.001.00058.3
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  Look Television Award 1954

Dimensions: 10"H x 6 1/2"W. Black wooden plaque with pewter plate and Look TV Award symbol. Award is for "See It Now." Good condition. Murrow Room case 3, shelf B.
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MS025.006.001.001.00081
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  The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences nomination for best news commentator or analyst 1958 -- 1959

Dimensions: 11"H x 9"W. Wooden plaque with black border, image of award in background. Murrow Room case 15, shelf B (right).
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MS025.006.001.001.00083
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  Academy of Arts and Sciences nomination of "Person to Person" for best series half hour or less 1956

Dimensions: 11"H x 9"W. Wooden plaque with black border, image of award in background. Murrow Room case 15, shelf C (left).
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MS025.006.001.001.00086
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  Framed photograph of Edward R. Murrow and Harry S. Truman

Dimensions: 13 1/4" L x 15 3/4" H. Color photo of Edward R. Murrow and Harry S. Truman. Taken in front of a house. Baize matte, in silver frame. A facsimile copy of the image, created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original image is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.003.00018. box number: 39090011537780y. Murrow Room case 14, shelf A (right) (original in 39090011537780y).
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MS025.006.001.001.00088
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  Proclamation by the governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky 1967-10-06

Dimensions: 9" L x 14"H. Framed certificate with Kentucky state seal. Black and gold frame. Presented by Albert B. Chandler, Governor of KY. A facsimile copy of "Public Commendation from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, October 6, 1967," created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original document is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.003.00015 box number: 39090011537780y. Murrow Room case 23, shelf F (right).
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MS025.006.001.001.00090
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  Portrait of Edward R. Murrow, for Time magazine 1957-09-30

Dimensions: 16"W x 21"H. Color portrait of Murrow by Guy Rowe (GIRO). Framed in black and gold frame with linen matte. Tag on back indicates portrait was on display at the National Portrait Gallery, exhibition entitled "On The Air," October 7, 1988 - January 2, 1989. A facsimile copy of this image, created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original image is located in the Digital Collections and Archives MS025.006.003.002.00043 box number: 39090011518343y. Murrow Room case 12, shelf A (original in 39090011518343y).
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MS025.006.001.001.00091
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  Murrow Portrait by Daniel Nunez 1961

Dimensions: 12 3/4"W x 18"H. Sketch of Edward R. Murrow. Framed in gold wooden frame. Signed by artist. Backing held together with scotch tape. A facsimile copy of this portrait created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original portrait is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.002.00040 box number: 39090011518343y. Murrow Room case 11, shelf B (original in 39090011518343y).
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MS025.006.001.001.00092
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  Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire Award by Elizabeth the Second 1965-02-19

Dimensions: 17 1/4"W x 21 1/2"H. Certificate in black wooden frame trimmed in gold. Backing in poor condition. A facsimile copy of this document created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original document is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.002.00044 box number: 39090011518343y. There are two medals and a case which were given to Murrow for being a member of the Order of the British Empire, see MS025.006.001.001.00025.1, MS025.006.001.001.00025.2, and MS025.006.001.001.00025.3. Murrow Room case 7, shelf C.
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MS025.006.001.001.00093
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  Reprinted article from Broadcasting 1943-01-25

Dimensions: 6 3/4"W x 21"H. Article with photo of Edward R. Murrow in black wooden frame. A facsimile copy of this document created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original document is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.002.00041 box number: 39090011518343y. Murrow Room case 24, shelf F.
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MS025.006.001.001.00098
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  Kappa Sigma Man of the Year Award 1942-01-13

Dimensions: 8 1/2"W x 11"H. Wooden plaque with engraved silver plate. "In recognition of service rendered in reporting World War II by radio from London, England." Murrow Room case 23, shelf E (right).
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MS025.006.001.001.00100
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  Photograph of Edward R. Murrow

Dimensions: 13"W x 15 3/4"H. Color photo of Edward R. Murrow with cigarette in hand. Framed in shiny silver frame with white matte. A facsimile copy of the image, created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original image is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.003.00017 box number: 39090011537780y. Murrow Room case 12, shelf B (original in 39090011537780y).
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MS025.006.001.001.00104
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  Order of the French National Legion of Honor Award 1954

Dimensions: 21 3/4"W x 16"H. Certificate in black frame, inside rim trimmed in gold. A facsimile copy of this document created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original document is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.002.00046 box number: 39090011518343y. Murrow Room case 8, shelf B.
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MS025.006.001.001.00105
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  Appointment of Edward R. Murrow as Director of U.S. Information Agency 1961-03-15

Dimensions: 23 3/4"W x 20 1/4"H. Certificate in black frame trimmed in gold. Signed by President John F. Kennedy. The original framed document was removed from the Murrow Room and unframed after 2005. The original document is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.004.002.00009 box number: 39090011518384y. 39090015524776y.
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MS025.006.001.001.00106
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  Presidential Medal of Freedom Award 1964-09-14

Dimensions: 14 3/4"W x 12"H. Certificate in black frame trimmed in gold. The original framed document was removed from the Murrow Room and unframed after 2005. The original document is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.004.002.00010 box number: 39090011518384y. 39090015524776y.
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MS025.006.001.001.00107
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  21 Jewel Square Club Public Service Award 1963-09-26

Dimensions: 17 1/2"W x 12 1/2"H x 6 1/2"deep. Wooden trophy with book in center describing award and two small marble stands on each side holding gold eagles with wings spread. Murrow Room case 24, shelf E.
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MS025.006.001.001.00121
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  Joseph E. Connor Memorial Award 1952

Dimensions: 11 1/4"H x 4 1/2"W. Metal trophy awarded by Phi Alpha Tau Fraternity. One handle missing. Murrow Room case 23, shelf D (center).
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MS025.006.001.001.00123
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  Bronze head of Edward R. Murrow from his colleagues at CBS

Dimensions: 7"L x 18 1/2"H x 7"W. Bronze sculpted head of Edward R. Murrow on black wooden stand. Metal plaque attached listing names of colleagues. Murrow Room case 11, shelf A.
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MS025.006.001.001.00127
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  Painting of Edward R. Murrow by Robert Sivard 1963

Dimensions: 17.5"L x 15.25"H Dedication on the back of the canvas: "ERM Robert Sivard Washington, 1963" Dedication on the canvas wood frame: "Edward R. Murrow Robert Sivard Washington, D.C. 1963" The author signed the painting in the lower left-hand corner. A facsimile copy of "Painting of Edward R. Murrow by Robert Sivard, 1963," created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original painting is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.003.00023 box number: 39090014015669. Murrow Room case 19, shelf A (original 39090014015669).
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MS025.006.001.001.00128
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  Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters diploma, Colby College

Dimensions: 8 1/2"L x 6 1/2"H. Diploma in blue leather folder case. Originally, this item was located in the Murrow Room. As February 2008, it has been relocated to the Digital Collections and Archives. The actual diploma is in MS025.006.003.003.00011 box number: 39090011537780y and the empty diploma case is located in MS025.006.003.004.00009 box number: 39090011537756y. 39090011537780y.
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MS025.006.001.001.00130
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  Doctor of Laws, Grinnell College 1958-06-08

Dimensions: 8 1/2"H x 6 1/2"W. Diploma in black leather folder/case. Originally, this item was located in the Murrow Room. As February 2008, it has been relocated to the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.003.00010 box number: 39090011537780y. 39090011537780y.
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MS025.006.001.001.00131
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  Doctor of Laws, University of Michigan

Dimensions: 8 1/"W x 7"H. Diploma in blue leather folder/case. Originally, this item was located in the Murrow Room. As of February 2008, it has been relocated to the Digital Collections and Archive. The diplomas is located in MS025.006.003.003.00002 box number: 39090011537780y and the empty diploma case is located in MS025.006.003.004.00010 box number: 39090011537756y. 39090011537780y.
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MS025.006.001.001.00132
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  Chandelier

Returned to donor family in 2006. One of set of three. Hanging in Murrow Room, not marked with item number. Donor: Mrs. Janet H.B. Murrow.
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MS025.006.001.001.00133.1
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  Chandelier

Returned to donor in 2006. One of set of three. Hanging in Murrow Room, not marked with item number. Donor: Mrs. Janet H.B. Murrow.
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MS025.006.001.001.00133.2
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  Chandelier

Returned to donor in 2006. One of set of three. Hanging in Murrow Room, not marked with item number. Donor: Mrs. Janet H.B. Murrow.
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MS025.006.001.001.00133.3
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  Black leather chair

Not marked with item number. Has electronic adjustment features. Murrow room
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MS025.006.001.001.00134
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  Italian mirror

Location: wall 4 (8/29/01). Oval mirror in rectangular frame. Item number not marked. Murrow Room, in front of window 4.
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MS025.006.001.001.00135
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  Green rug

Donor: Mrs. Janet H.B. Murrow. Marked with cloth tape tag. Murrow room floor.
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MS025.006.001.001.00136
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  Mowri Turkoman rug

Dimensions: 7' x 11'. Donor: Richard Selby, Fletcher 1948. Woven in Afghanistan about 1965 on same loom as pictured in National Geographic article. Mr. Selby acquired this rug while Director of the International Monetary Fund in Afghanistan and gave it to the Fletcher School in December 1972. Murrow room floor.
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MS025.006.001.001.00137
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  "Ed Murrow intoning 'This is the news' C.S." and picture by Carl Sandburg

Dimensions: 8.75"L x 5.75"H The picture is in black ink on the left, and the poem is on the right. Framed in black. A facsimile copy of "Edward Murrow intoning 'This is the news' C.S." and picture by Carl Sandburg, created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original document is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.003.00019 box number: 39090011537780y. Murrow Room case 17, shelf B.
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MS025.006.001.001.00138
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  "Edward R. Murrow in his nightly benidiction 'good night and good luck' C.S." and picture by Carl Sandburg

Dimensions: 8.75"L x 5.75"H The picture is in black ink on the left, and the poem is on the right. Framed in black with red matting. A facsimile copy of "Edward R. Murrow in his nightly benediction 'good night and good luck' C.S." and picture by Carl Sandburg, created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original document is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.003.00020 box number: 39090011537780y. Murrow Room case 18, shelf A (left).
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MS025.006.001.001.00139
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  "Ed Murrow with four eyes to see in now = C.S." and picture by Carl Sandburg

Dimensions: 8.75"L x 5.75"H The picture is in black ink on the left, and the poem is on the right. Framed in black with black matting. A facsimile copy of "Ed Murrow with four eyes to see in now = C.S." and picture by Carl Sandburg, created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original document is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.003.00021 box number: 39090011537780y. Murrow Room case 18, Shelf B.
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MS025.006.001.001.00140
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  "Edward Murrow in the coils of destiny - transmogrification by Carl Sandburg" and picture by Carl Sandburg

Dimensions: 8.75"L x 5.75"H The picture is in black ink on the left, and the poem is on the right. Framed in black with red matting. A facsimile copy of "Edward Murrow in the coils of destiny - transmogrification by Carl Sandburg" and picture by Carl Sandburg, created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original document is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.003.00022 box number: 39090011537780y. Murrow Room case 18, shelf C.
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MS025.006.001.001.00141
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  General Warranty Deed, Kentucky Bluegrass Farms 1955

Dimensions: 9.75" H x 12.75"L A facsimile copy of the image, created in 2008, is currently on display in the Murrow room in the original frame. The original image is located at the Digital Collections and Archives in MS025.006.003.003.00008. box number: 39090011537780y. Murrow Room (original in 39090011537780y).
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MS025.006.001.001.00143
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  Doctor of Laws, University of North Carolina 1946-04-13

Dimensions: 14.5"H x 17.5"L. In a black frame. Murrow Room case 24, shelf F.
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MS025.006.001.001.00146
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  Washington State University Distinguished Alumnus Award 1962-06-03

Dimensions: 16.5"H x 19"L In a grey frame with grey matting. Murrow Room case 13, shelf A.
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MS025.006.001.001.00152
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