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John W. Murphey records 1919-1972 (bulk 1920-1950)

MS 603


Collection Summary

Creator: John W. Murphey Building Company
Creator: John W. Murphey and Leo B. Keith Building Company
Creator: Catalina Foothills Estates
Creator: Murphey Investment Company
Collection Name: John W. Murphey records
Inclusive Dates: 1919-1972
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1920-1950)
Physical Description:49 linear feet
Abstract:The John W. Murphey records contains business documents from home construction and property management businesses owned or co-owned and operated by John W. Murphey.
Collection Number:MS 603
Language: Materials are in English and Spanish.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/
E-Mail: LBRY-askspcoll@email.arizona.edu

Historical Note

Along with Leo B. Keith and Helen Geyer Murphey, his wife, John W. Murphey owned and operated a number of commercial ventures in Southern Arizona beginning in the 1920s. In 1928 the John W. Murphey and Leo B. Keith Building Company was incorporated and hired Josias Joesler as an architect. Fourteen years later, in 1942, the company was re-organized as the Murphey and Keith partnership, at which time Josias Joesler sold his shares of the defunct Murphey-Keith company. Into the 1950s, these companies constructed homes, performed renovations, sold property, and leased houses in the Tucson area. Large projects include whites-only housing developments such as Catalina Foothills Estates and Broadway Village, commercial spaces at Broadway Village and St. Phillips Plaza, the Hacienda del Sol hotel, and the El Conquistador hotel. After Joesler’s death in 1956, Murphey began working with architects Blanton and Cole.

Projects such as the Catalina Foothills Estates were occasionally branched off into separate corporations. The Murpheys continued to manage the Catalina Foothills Estates well into the 1970s.

The Murphey Investment Company was a separate venture which managed the personal assets of the extended Murphey family, including the lawyer for John and Helen Murphey’s other businesses, Bob Murphey.


Scope and Content Note

The John W. Murphey records demonstrate the day-to-day operation of Murphey’s many business ventures. The records contain construction job files, leases and mortgages, promotional and advertising materials, flooring and paint samples and schematics, correspondence, and financial ledgers. Most of the materials pertain to individual construction or renovation jobs between 1926 and 1957, or document the establishment of Catalina Foothills Estates.


Arrangement

This collection is organized into 6 series
Series I: Job files and specifications, 1921-1957
Series II: Operational records, 1919-1978
Series III: Financial documents, 1924-1978
Subseries 1: General financial documents, 1926-1978
Subseries 2: Taxes and assessments, 1924-1968
Series IV: Housing developments and property management records, 1928-1954
Subseries 1: Leases, deeds, and mortgages, 1928-1942
Subseries 2: Planned communities, 1928-1954
Series V: Promotional materials, undated
Series VI: Murphey Investment Company records, 1932-1944

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Related Material

MS 0568. John W. Murphey papers. Arizona Historical Society.

PC 269. Helen Murphey Photograph album. Arizona Historical Society.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Joesler, Josias.
Keith, Leo B.
Murphey, Helen Geyer.
Murphey, John W.

Corporate Name(s)
Catalina Foothills Estates.
John W. Murphey Building Company.
John W. Murphey and Leo B. Keith Building Company.
Murphey Investment Company.

Geographic Name(s)
Catalina Foothills (Ariz.).

Subject(s)
Construction projects.
Planned communities.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

These records were previously part of the Arizona Architectural Archives and were transferred to Special Collections in 2011.

Credit Line

John W. Murphey records (MS 603). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Processing History

The John W. Murphey Records were processed by Dani Stuchel in October of 2017.

Some processing was undertaken at the Arizona Architectural Archives– the numbered job files and bound ledgers were organized together. 4 linear feet of unarranged materials were used to create Series 2, 4, 6 and parts of series 3 in 2017.


Container List

Series I: Job files and specifications 1921–1957
This series contains job files and project specifications for construction work undertaken by Murphey's companies. Some files may contain correspondence, photographs, and ephemera.
BoxFolder
11 Job 1, 202 South Park 1934
12 Job 2, Catalina Foothills, John and Rhea Dun 1934–1937
13 Job 3, Catalina Foothills, Charles Y. Freeman and Ruth Shields 1935–1936
14 Job 4, Catalina Foothills, Justin A. Rollman 1935–1937
15 Job 5, South Park Avenue Garage Building 1935–1942
16 Job 6, Office buildings for government (Loose-Wiles building) 302 South Park Avenue 1935
17 Job 8, Catalina Foothills Estates, F.M. Metcalf 1923–1941
18 Job 9, Catalina Foothills Estates, Dr. and Mrs. Q.L. Drennan and Mary Moser 1936–1950
19 Job 10, Catalina Foothills Estates, George C. Craig and Olive M. Craig 1936–1956
110 Job 11, Catalina Foothills Estates, John D. and Rhea W. Dun 1936–1937
111 Job 12, Catalina Foothills Estates, Dr. and Mrs. A.F. Fuller, 1936
112 Job 13, Catalina Foothills Estates, Mrs. Vera L. Beaton 1936–1937
113 Job 14, Trust Office 1936
114 Job 15, J. Noah H. Slee and Margaret S. Slee, 8.04 acres 1936–1938
115 Job 16, Helen Z. Ryland 1936–1941
116 Old building accounts, Jobs 1-15 undated
117 Unidentified jobs 1921
118 Jobs 17, 19, 21 1921–1922
119 Job 23 1922
120 Job 24 1922–1928
121 Job 25, East 7th Street, Mrs. Annie E. Flatly 1922
122 Job 26, 1436 E. 5th St., J.A. Wood 1922
123 Job 27, Rincon Mountains, Herbert Morrison 1922
124 Job 28, Lot 11 Block 3 Brooklyn Heights, John W. Murphey 1922
125 Job 29, Lot 10 Block 3 Brooklyn Heights, John W. Murphey 1922
126 Job 30, Duplex, F.E.A. Kimball 1922
127 Job 31, Remodeling, F.E.A. Kimball 1922
128 Job 32, 1211 E. 5th St., John W. Murphey 1922–1923
129 Jobs 34 and 35, 7th Street 1922
130 Job 35 1923–1943
131 Job 36, S.E. Corner 4th St. and 10th Ave., H.M. David 1922
132 Jobs 37 and 38, Lot 18 and Lot 19 Block 7 Rincon Mountains 1923
133 Jobs 39 and 40, Lot 1 Block 27 1923
134 Job 41, 11 2nd Ave., Anderson 1923
135 Job 42, 3rd and Maple, Dr. Turnage 1923
136 Job 43, 6th and Drachman, Carl Young 1923
137 Job 44, Corner of 5th and 2nd St., Mrs. Dunn 1923
138 Job 45, 1227 East Lowell Avenue, Fern M. Johnson 1923–1932
139 Job 50, 1248 East Fifth St., Lillian J. Marney 1923–1930
140 Evans School 1923
141 Jobs 45-52 1923–1933
142 Job 53, E. 7th St. Vine and Cherry, Esteban Ramos 1923
143 Job 54, Philip Drachman 1924
144 Job 55 1924
BoxFolder
21 Job 58, Lot 4 and 7 Block 56 University Heights 1924–1941
22 Job 59, 1004 East 13th St., Sam Glass 1924
23 Lot 60, 1034 East 13th St., Swindell 1924
24 Job 61, Lots 27 and 29 block 16, Drakes 1924
25 Unknown job 1924
26 Jobs 65 and 66, Lots 7 and 8 block 22 Sp. Heights 1924
27 Jobs 63 and 64, East 5th St., John W. Murphey 1924
28 Job 67, Posito Court North 6th Avenue, Mrs. Gussie Dick 1924–1940
29 Job 69, 225 E. First St., Edith R. Muller 1924
210 Job 70, 116 North Center Ave., Drakes 1924–1928
211 Job 71, 122 North Mountain Ave., Paul T. and Golda E. Wright 1931
212 Job 73 1924–1928
213 2124 E. Helen 1925
214 835 N. Warren 1925
215 Job 76 1925
216 Unknown job
217 Job 77, 1041 N. Park Ave., Sigma Chi Fraternity 1925–1926
218 Job 78, 1127-1131 Lowell Ave., John W. Murphey 1925–1934
219 Job 79, 1004 E. 12th St., John W. Murphey 1927–1929
220 Jobs 79 and 80, 1002 and 1010 E. 12th St. 1925–1927
221 Job 81, 1647 E. 4th St., F. A. Knipe 1925
222 Job 82, 2248 E. Speedway, John W. Murphey 1924–1926
223 Job 84, 2204 E. Speedway, John W. Murphey 1925–1930
224 Job 85, 2327 E. Speedway, Cornelia S. Keasbey 1925–1926
225 Job 86 1925
226 Job 87, 1604 E. 4th St. 1926
227 Job 88 1926
228 Job 89, 2339 E. Speedway, Cornelia S. Keasbey 1926
229 Jobs 90 and 91, Lots 34, 35, 36 Rincon Mountains 1926
230 Job 92 1926
231 Job 93, W.C. Puelle 1926
232 Job 94, 2304 E. Helen St., Roy H. George 1926–1932
233 Job 95, 2316 E. Helen 1926
234 Job 96, Dr. and Mrs. Mets 1926–1932
235 Job 97, Cowpersivant 1926
236 Job 98, 2301 E. Speedway, Cornelia S. Keasbey 1926
237 Job 99, 1926
238 Job 100, Lulu V. Williams 1926
239 Job 101, 1025 N. Park Ave., John W. Murphey 1926
240 Job 102, 1047 E. Speedway, John W. Murphey 1926
241 Job 103, 628 N. Warren Ave., Louise S. Martin 1926–1929
242 Job 104, 622 N. Warren Ave., Chas. E. and Irene A. Knapp 1932
243 Job 105, 1149 N. Norton Ave., Dr. C. E. Ide 1926–1932
244 Job 106, 1141 N. Norton Ave., John J. Conner, Sr. 1926
245 Job 107, A.S. Floyd and Sarah May Floyd
246 Job 109, W.H. Weeks 1927
247 Job 110, Helen F. Bobcock, 528 North Martin Avenue
248 Job 111 and 112, Denver P. Karr, 12 East Speedway
249 Job 113, Langers Seed and Floral Company
250 Jobs 114-118, Highland Park Company
251 Jobs 119, M.L. Handley
252 Job 120, 411 E. Third St., John W. Murphey Building Company 1936–1943
253 Job 121, 1116 N. Stone Ave., George T. Meehan 1926–1927
254 Job 122, 1139 N. Stone Ave., Dr. C. Emerson Du Vall 1926–1928
255 Job 123, 1136 N. Stone Ave., Dr. Frank C. Balderrey 1926–1928
256 Job 124, 1203 N. Stone Ave., W.H. Land 1926–1927
257 Job 125, 1217 N. Stone Ave., Jose Canales 1927
258 Job 126, 1835 E. Seventh St., G.J. Upham 1927
259 Job 128, 1843 E. Adams St., Donna Costello 1927–1953
260 Job 129, 1815 E. Drachman St., Victor R. Hoffman and John W. Murphey 1925–1938
261 Job 130, 1830 E. Drachman St., William H. Dickinson 1927–1928
262 Job 131, 1826 E. Adams St., Dr. E. L. Hallinan 1927–1928
263 Job 132, Rock Wall, Dr. Samuel H. Watson 1927
264 Job 133, 1845 E. Mabel St., Hazle M. Sponageu 1923–1937
BoxFolder
31 Job 134, 2205 E. Speedway, Ruth Ross (Louis H. Ross) 1921–1928
32 Job 135, 1015 E. Speedway, Henry Leeker 1927
33 Job 136, 1031 E. Speedway, Frank F. Nelson 1927
34 Job 137, 1002 E. 15th St. and 215 S. Park Ave., Sam Glass 1927–1928
35 Job 138, 1020-1032 E. Helen St., Edward and Stella V. Moore 1927
36 Job 139, 2033 E. Third St., Clarence B. Maloney 1927
37 Job 140, 428 E. 9th St., Mrs. Chas. Loebs and Edgar H. Mattons 1927–1935
38 Job 141, 1420 E. Edison St., Mrs. Stella May Swan 1927
39 Job 142, 1622 E.4th St., Glendon G. Sykes and Anna M. Sykes 1927
310 Job 143, 2310 E. 6th St., J.C. Eddie 1927
311 Job 144, 1832 E. Adams St., Robert W. Geyer 1927–1933
312 Job 145, 110 S. Scott St., Watson & Clyne 1927–1930
313 Job 146, 1304 N. 7th Ave., Roy & Juanita Laos 1927
314 Job 147, West of St. Mary's Hospital, George R. Anklam 1927
315 Job 148, 1710 E. 2nd St., Vincent P. and Irene Hengesbach 1927–1928
316 Job 149, 2 Paseo Redondo, Dr. Samuel H. Watson 1927
317 Job 150, 210 S. Park Ave., Cement Products Company (Paul Doty) 1927
318 Job 151, 220 E. Speedway, Dr. Meade Clyde 1927–1929
319 Job 152, 2310 E. Helen St., Roy George 1927–1928
320 Job 153, 1721 E. Mabel St., Faye W. Percy 1927–1928
321 Job 154, 2207-2209 E. 5th St., Charles J. Rice and Glen H. Caroll 1927–1928
322 Job 155, 1804 E. Drachman St., C.M. Kirby 1928
323 Job 156, 1810 E. Drachman St., Stanley Williamson 1927–1928
324 Job 157, 901 E. Speedway, M. Sohn 1927
325 Job 158, 1507 E. 10th St., Antonio Alvarez 1927
326 Job 159, 2015 E. Hawthorne, R.F. Dail undated
327 Job 160, 701 S. 5th Ave., M. Alvarez 1927–1928
328 Job 161, 2203 E. 5th St., Josephine Young 1928
329 Job 162, 1207 E. Speedway, Miss Frances Perry undated
330 Job 163, W.E. Murphey Sr. 1921–1927
331 Job 164, 2211 E. Speedway, Henry and Irene Leeker 1927–1928
332 Job 165, 1321 N. Tyndall Ave., M.G. Barton 1927–1928
333 Job 166, Hepsey Marie Conner, a widow 1927–1930
334 Job 167, 621 N. 6th Ave., Mrs. Elvia R. Odam 1927–1928
335 Job 168, 1805 E. Adams St., John W. Murphey and Grover C. Linn 1928
336 Job 169, 530 N. Wilson Ave., M. Irene Ackerman 1928
337 Job 170, 534 N. Wilson Ave., Merton Martenson 1928
338 Job 171, 416-418 N. 4th Ave., Miss Anna Henry 1927–1933
339 Job 172, 378 N. Main St., Leo Goldschmidt 1927
340 Job 173, 2234 E. Helen St., John W. Murphey and Agnes Bruns 1928
341 Job 174, 2322 E. Helen St., John W. Murphey and Clarence E. Utzman 1928
342 Job 175, 2328 E. Helen St., John W. Murphey and Alice E. Arnold 1928
343 Job 176 1955–1956
344 Job 177, 1836 E. Drachman St., Prof. B.S. Butler 1928
345 Job 178, 2302 E. 3rd St., William C. and Blanche B. Genthe 1927–1929
346 Job 179, 632 N. Euclid Ave., Henry B. Johnson et. al. 1928
347 Job 180, 1812 E. Drachman St., P.E. Leatherman 1928–1930
BoxFolder
41 Job 181, 1134 N. Wilson Ave., Le Roy George and Mrs. Rose L. Swinney 1928–1940
42 Job 182, N. Stone Ave., Clyne & Murphey 1928–1939
43 Job 183, 1340 E. 12th St., Leo A. Kilcullen & Ila Kilcullen 1931–1932
44 Job 184, 1336 E. 12th St., Ethel C. and R.F. Schaefer 1928–1931
45 Job 185, 140 E. 17th St., Fernando Jr. and Mercedes Laos 1928
46 Job 186, 224 N. Highland Ave., Philip J. Martin Jr. 1928
47 Job 187, 325 S. Park Ave., Philip J. Martin Jr. 1928
48 Job 188, Thatcher, H.C. Tanner 1928
49 Job 189, 1820 E. Drachman St., Lois J. Kronholm 1928
410 Job 190, 1821 E. Lee St., Millard F and Frances Dixon 1928–1930
411 Job 191, 843E. 3rd St., Arizona Alpha Association 1928
412 Job 192, Cement work for Sam Glass 1927
413 Job 193, 1903 E. Lee St., Clarence W. Bailey 1928
414 Job 194, 1838 E. Lee St., Desert Sanatorium of Southern Arizona 1928
415 Job 195, El Conquistador Hotel, landscaping and planting 1928–1929
416 Job 196, E. 6th St., John C. Haynes 1928
417 Job 197, 148 E. 17th St., G.E. Angulo 1928
418 Job 198, 139 S. Scott St., R.G. Brady 1928
419 Job 199, 1248 E. Speedway, S.A. Elrod 1928–1929
420 Job 200, 601-605 S. Park and 941-943 E. 5th St., Hyman Morrison and Mrs. Anna Witten 1928–1932
421 Job 201, 1242 E. Speedway, Julien Picard 1928
422 Job 202, 1059 N. Mountain Ave., Mrs. Kathryn Collman 1929
423 Job 203, 1065 N. Mountain Ave., Mrs. Mary M. Campbell 1928
424 Job 204, 1815 E. Mabel St., Berna Rudovic and Max Pinner 1930–1931
425 Job 205, 1841 E. Lee St., Daniel J. Gercke, Bishop Catholic Church 1928–1930
426 Job 206, El Conquistador Hotel Cottages 1928
427 Job 210, 638 E. 3rd St., Mrs. E.T. Knox 1928–1943
428 Job 211, 2231 E. Speedway, Cornelia S. Keasbey 1928
429 Job 212, 2223 E. Speedway, Cornelia S. Keasbey 1928–1929
430 Job 213, 2003 E. 4th St., Mr. Fred J. Steward 1928–1929
431 Job 214, 1822 E. 12th St., Lawrence L. Moore 1928
432 Job 215, 1816 E. 12th St., Lawrence L. Moore 1928
433 Job 216, 1842 E. Elm St., Dr. Vinton A. Brown 1928–1935
434 Job 217, 616-618-620-622 N. 4th Ave., Mrs. Harriet M. Morgan 1929–1946
435 Job 218, 1832 E. Lee St., Donald P. and Hazel J. Wittkopp 1928–1931
BoxFolder
51 Job 219, 1640 N. Campbell Ave., Dr. William G. Schultz 1928–1929
52 Job 220, 16 S. Santa Rita Ave., Mr. Fred Gladden 1928–1929
53 Job 221, 2433 E. 3rd St., Andrew C. Larsen 1935
54 Job 222, 1841 E. Drachman St., Dr. Hollie L. Trimble 1928–1932
55 Job 223, 1842 E. Adams St., Mary S. Underwood 1929
56 Job 224, E. Hawthorne St., Laura Chesney 1930
57 Job 225, In country, west of St. Mary's, George Anklim 1928
58 Job 226, 333-335-337-339 N. 4th Ave., Jose A. Romo 1928–1932
59 Job 227, 2416 E. Helen St., Ellen R. Parshall (a widow) 1928–1930
510 Job 228, 2422 E. Helen St., William G. and Hope Sisson Hall 1928–1929
511 Job 229, 2428 E. Helen St., Anna Chesak 1928–1929
512 Job 230, 1830 E. Adams St., Charles H. Sporleder 1929
513 Job 231, 1071 N. Mountain Ave., John W. Murphey Building Company 1929–1930
514 Job 232, 1811 E. Adams St., Robert W. and Billie Knox Geyer 1928–1929
515 Job 233, 1130 N. Norton Ave., Chas C. and Dorothy R. Gates 1932–1943
516 Job 234, 1131 N. Tucson Blvd., C.V. Fowler and Lorraine C. Fowler 1928–1929
517 Job 235, 1137 N. Tucson Blvd., Harry Jewett 1929
518 Job 236, 1136 N. Norton Ave., Stanley and Adele Samuelson 1929
519 Job 237, 1031 N. Mountain Ave., Louis H. and Rose S. Hofmeister 1929
520 Job 238, 1025 N. Mountain Ave., Sydney B. and Gail R. Brown 1929
521 Job 239, 1017 N. Mountain Ave., Harry A. Rollins 1929
522 Job 240, 1822 E. Lee St., Robert C and Lulu Blanche Galbraith 1929
523 Job 241, 2621 E. 3rd Ave., John R. and Flora P. Tieman 1929
524 Job 242, 344 E. 3rd St., R.E. Gephart The Yale Dairy 1929–1930
525 Job 243, 945 N. 5th Ave., J.G. Damskey 1928
526 Job 244, 1128 E. 6th St., Arizona Clarence Saunders Stores, Inc. 1929
527 Job 246, 35-37-39 N. Park Ave., Arizona Clarence Saunders Stores, Inc. 1929
528 Job 247, 1043 N. Mountain Ave., Pi Beta Phi Society 1929–1930
529 Job 248, 1134 E. Speedway, Elmer and Jane Oppedal 1929–1930
BoxFolder
61 Job 249, 605 E. 9th St., Jerome P. Martin 1929–1933
62 Job 250, Sec 16-13-14 Catalina Foothills, John W. Murphey 1930–1945
63 Job 251, Catalina Foothills, Leo B. Keith 1929
64 Job 252, 336 E. 5th St., Catalina Foothills Estates 1929–1945
65 Job 254, Rincon Mountains Vail, Arizona, Mr. and Mrs. J. Rukin Jelks 1929–1939
66 Job 255, Catalina Foothills, John W. Murphey 1929–1942
67 Job 256, El Conquistador Hotel, Tucson, Arizona 1929
68 Job 257, 543 N. 4th Ave., Snows Cleaning Works 1929
69 Job 258, Robert W. Geyer 1930
610 Job 259, Santa Rita Mountains, Charles P. and Caroline T. Beach 1930–1931
611 Job 260, Catalina Foothills Estates, Tom Eisiminger 1930–1931
612 Job 261, 1327 E. 5th Ave., Henry G. Doe 1929–1930
613 Job 262, Josias Th. And Natividad Lorenzo Joesler 1930–1931
614 Job 264, Catalina Foothills Estates 1931–1954
615 Job 264, Catalina Foothills Estates, water system 1934–1950
616 Job 265, Catalina Foothills Estates, W.H. Hillary 1930–1933
617 Job 266, Colonia Catalina 1931
618 Job 267, 118 E. Broadway, John W. Murphey 1931–1945
619 Job 268, 522 N. Fourth Avenue, John W. Murphey 1938–1945
620 Job 269, 46 E. Pennington, John W. Murphey 1930
621 Job 270, Colonia Solana, John W. Murphey 1930–1941
BoxFolder
71 Job 271, Colonia Solana, John W. Murphey 1933
72 Job 272, John W. Murphey
73 Job 273, Colonia Solana, Country Club Realty Company 1930–1931
74 Job 274, Tucson Golf & Country Club swimming pool 1930
75 Job 275, Dr. Edward M. Hayden 1930
76 Job 276, Samos addition, Arthur J. and Madeline P. Reardon 1930–1934
77 Job 277, 1049 E. 11th Ave., John A. and Generosa M. Reams 1930–1932
78 Job 278, Catalina Foothills Estates, William T. Briggs 1930
79 Job 279, 1129 N. 9th Ave., Maude Debaud 1930
710 Job 280, Arizona Desert School 1930
711 Job 282, Catalina Foothills Estates, Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Ross 1931–1936
712 Job 283, 48 E. 1st St., Grace Van Osdale 1931–1932
713 Job 284, 1844 E. Elm St. 1930
714 Job 285, 1903 E. 3rd St., Dr. J.B. Van Horn 1930–1931
715 Job 286, Catalina Foothills Estates, Donald S. Johnson 1931
716 Job 287, Catalina Foothills Estates, Norman E. Gabel 1931–1937
717 Job 289, 347 E. Speedway, Gouley N. Burcham 1931
718 Job 290, 2045 E. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Oney 1931
719 Job 292, Catalina Foothills Estates, Charles C. Ventres, Jr. 1931–1937
720 Job 293, Fred and Ada Pierce Winn 1931–1953
721 Job 294, 53 W. Congress St., Murphey Investment Company 1931
722 Job 295, 1844 E. Elm St. 1931–1932
723 Job 300, Clubhouse - Hacienda del Sol School 1932
724 Job 302, Norman E. Gabel 1932
725 Job 303, Catalina Foothills Estates, Charlotte E. Jordan undated
726 Job 304, Robet Tittle McKee (empty folder) undated
727 Job 305, Colonia Solana, Baldwin bathroom undated
728 Job 306, Western Gas Company, El Paso, Texas undated
729 Job 309, Clyne-Watson Building Company 1934
730 Job 310, Alex Tapie 1935
731 Job 312, Catalina Poultry Acres, Geo. H. Smith 1935–1936
732 Job 314, Cotton Compress Warehouse 1935–1947
733 Job 315, James A. McGuire 1935
734 Job 316, John W. Murphey and Leo B. Keith Building Company 1935
735 Job 318, Catalina Foothills Estates, A.L. Agatin 1935–1936
736 Job 320, Catalina Foothills Estates, Mrs. Edith W. Steele 1935–1937
737 Job 321, Rev. and Mrs. George W. Ferguson 1930–1937
738 Job 325, Catalina Foothills Estates, Mr. and Mrs. Charles I. Mansur 1936
739 Job 326, Tucson Clinic 1937–1956
740 Job 327, Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Channing 1936
BoxFolder
81 Job 328, Mexican exhibit, Albert Steinfeld and Company 1936
82 Job 329, Shop 1936–1938
83 Job 347, Carrie Helen Larue 1937–1950
84 Job 348, Nettie McKenney 1937
85 Job 349, Marjorie Gould Drexel 1938–1939
86 Job 350, William F. Luick 1937–1946
87 Job 351, 118 E. Speedway, John W. Murphey 1937
88 Job 353, Herbert L. and Edith R. Doak 1937–1938
89 Job 355, Louise N. Grace (Joesler correspondence) 1937–1938
810 Job 355, Louise N. Grace 1937–1941
811 Louise N. Grace 1939–1954
812 Job 355, Louise N. Grace 1937–1956
813 Job 355, Louise N. Grace, painting only 1937–1957
814 Job 358, Haskell Brothers Towel and Linen Supply Company 1937
815 Job 359, Addition to Job 13, Vera L. Beaton undated
816 Job 360, Reid's Citrus Divison, Hobson Brown 1937
817 Job 361, Catalina Foothills Estates, John D. Dun undated
818 Job 362, Mr. and Mrs. Millard C. Hardin 1937–1957
819 Job 357, Mr. Harold K. Estabrook 1937–1938
820 Job 364, Catalina Foothills Estates, David S.B. Chew and Grace B. Brown 1939–1951
821 Job 365, Catalina Foothills Estates, William M. Harris and Grace B. Brown 1939–1940
822 Job 366, Lot 39 C.F.E. 1940–1941
823 Job 367, Louise N. Grace 1939
824 Job 368, Louise N. Grace 1938
825 Job 369, William A. and Laura Lee 1938
BoxFolder
91 Job 370, James and Florence Aspell 1928–1941
92 Job 371, 2201 N. Campbell Ave., Dr. Robert Alan Hicks 1938
93 Job 372, Louise N. Grace, June 1938 1938–1939
94 Job 373, Philip W. Boardman 1939–1940
95 Job 375, Winston S. and Ruth Wheeler 1938–1941
96 Job 376, 2421 E. 5th St., J.C. and Sophie Padilla 1938–1939
97 Job 377, 2521 E. 8th St., Herbert J. and Minnie Gerhardt and George C. Dick 1940–1941
98 Job 378, Catalina Foothills Estates, Mr. and Mrs. L. Nelson 1935–1939
99 Job 379, R.H. Channing 1938
910 Job 380, Louise N. Grace 1938
911 Job 381, 1503 E. Helen St., Vernon W. and Anna Coffman 1937–1940
912 Job 382, J. Noah H. Slee 1938–1939
913 Job 383, Catalina Foothills Estates, Frank E. Parsons and George R. and Wilma A. Brownell 1939
914 Job 384, 2016 E. Lee St., Mary H. Canney 1939
915 Job 385, Guest house, Marjorie Gould Drexel 1939
916 Job 386, Mrs. Frederick W. Galbraith 1939
917 Job 388, Catalina Foothills Estates, Broadway Village, Walter D. and Mary Bell Randall, E.J. Husted 1940–1950
918 Job 389, Broadway Village, Grace B. Brown 1934–1941
919 Job 390, Catalina Foothills Estates, Grant M. and Bell McGregor 1939–1940
920 Job 393, Catalina Foothills Estates, John Phillip Corcoran 1940
921 Job 395, 2200 E. 5th St., John H. Uhrig 1937–1939
922 Job 394, Sunday school room, St. Philip's in the Hills 1940
923 Job 397, Catalina Foothills Estates, John D. and Rhea W. Dun 1939–1956
924 Job 398, P.W. Fletcher and Lota K. Fletcher 1940
925 Job 399, Catalina Foothills Estates, Betty Jean Bowman 1940–1941
BoxFolder
101 Job 400, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. McAdams (1 of 2) 1940–1941
102 Job 400, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. McAdams (2 of 2) 1940
103 Job 401, Catalina Foothills Estates, Farm 1939–1943
104 Job 402, Sam and Ermine Fields 1940–1941
105 Job 403, Dr. Meade Clyne 1940
106 Job 405, Broadway Village 1940–1941
107 Job 406, Broadway Village 1940–1941
108 Job 408, Broadway Village, Grace B. Brown 1940
109 Job 409, Catalina Foothills Estates, Erskine and June Caldwell 1940–1944
1010 Job 410, Addition to Grace job 1941
1011 Job 411, Catalina Foothills Estates, Florence B. Husted 1941–1942
1012 Job 412, Catalina Foothills Estates, W.H. and Florence G. Thomson 1941–1924
1013 Job 414, Louise S. and Edgar Rucker, and John W. Joyt 1941
1014 Job 415, Marylka M. Pattinson and John W. Joynt 1941
1015 Job 421, The Texaco Company 1941
1016 Job 422, Bryant Smith 1941
1017 Job 423, Sam R. Kaufman 1941–1946
1018 Job 424, Downtown court job 1944
1019 Job 425, Erskine and Margaret Bourke Caldwell 1942–1943
1020 Job 426 1941–1944
1021 Job 427 1941–1946
1022 Job 428, P.G. McFadden 1941–1942
1023 Job 431, 650 S. Country Club Rd., Mrs. Lola A. Anold 1941–1944
1024 Job 432, 636 S. Country Club Rd., Mrs. Mary ellen Courtemanche 1942
1025 Job 433, 624 S. Country Club Rd. 1941
1026 Job 434, 614 S. Country Club Rd., Miss Helen Z. Ryland 1941–1942
1027 Job 435, 608 S. Country Club Rd., Mrs. Lola A. Arnold 1942
1028 Job 436, S. Country Club 1942
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111 Job 438, 85 Sierra Vista Dr. East, Dr. Stuart Sanger 1942
112 Job 439, 1210 E. 4th 1942
113 Job 440, 1216 E. 4th 1942
114 Job 441, 1222 E. 4th 1942
115 Job 442, 1822 E. Silver St. 1942
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42 Binder for jobs 450-455 1942–1944
42 Chart of account numbers and index of jobs and clients undated
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33 Engineer level book 1930
33 Mosaicos Hidraulicos (Mosaic tile catalog) and accompanying correspondence, Antonio Hernandes Genovari 1930
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1121 Appeal from Decision of Contracting Officer, Douglas Airfield 1944
1122 Douglas Airfield, excess allocated materials appeal (1 of 2) 1942–1945
1123 Douglas Airfield, excess allocated materials appeal (2 of 2) 1942–1945
1124 Empire Lighting, Inc. renderings undated
1125 Rudolf Wendel Inc., lighting fixture advertisements 1952
1126 M.H. Starkweather specifications for Kramer servants' quarters 1924
1127 Migel Estate specifications undated
1128 Remar-Frankovitz specifications undated
1129 Hummel specifications undated
1130 Olive Park subdivision specifications (1 of 3) undated
1131 Olive Park subdivision specifications (2 of 3) undated
1132 Olive Park subdivision specifications (3 of 3) undated
1133 Dun specifications 1937
1134 Broadway Village shops specifications 1939
1135 Fletcher specifications undated
1136 McDonald specifications undated
1137 Rancho Ocatillo specifications undated
1138 Casa Bonita specifications 1945
1139 Baker specifications undated
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121 Poze specifications undated
122 Block 182 renovation specifications 1946
123 John G. Raymond specifications 1947
124 Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Philadelphia) specifications 1947
125 C.H. Thomas specifications 1948
126 Utzinger specifications 1948
127 Peabody specifications 1948
128 McChesney specifications undated
129 Oden specifications undated
1210 Nonini specifications undated
1211 Arroyo Park Apartments specifications 1949
1212 Gauvreau specifications undated
1213 Sigma Alpha Epsiolon specifications undated
1214 Craven and Hague specifications 1949
1215 Rasbob specifications 1949
1216 Bacal specifications 1949
1217 Arcade Building specifications 1950
1218 Kline specifications 1950
1219 Woollen 1950
1220 Allen specifications 1951
1221 Hummel specifications 1951
1222 Governor Ignacio specifications 1950
1223 Ronstadt specifications 1950
1224 Hill specifications undated
1225 Clapp specifications 1950
1226 Parsons specification 1951
1227 Manning specifications 1953
1228 Park Administration Building specifications 1953
1229 St. Lowell School specifications 1953
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116 Library-Museum Building specifications 1953
117 Sanger specifications 1953
118 Museum building specifications 1953
119 Valley National Bank specifications 1954
1110 Mattox specifications 1955
1111 American Villa Resubdivision specifications 1953
1112 Rykker specifications 1957
1113 Williams Auxilliary Field temporary building specifications 1941
1114 Fort Huachuca housing and facilities specifications 1942
1115 El Conquistador specifications undated
1116 Debaud specifications undated
1117 Modification Center #2 specifications 1944
1118 Marana Basic Flying School specifications 1943
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1230 Miscellaneous, material advertisements undated
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1120 Area calculation for lots undated
1119 Tucson regional plan (roster) undated
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43 Douglas Airfield civilian war housing 1944
Series II: Operational records 1919–1978
This series contains documents pertaining to the non-financial operations of Murphey's companies, including correspondence with Josias Joesler and writing by Leo B. Keith.
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1231 Correspondence with Murphey and Davis Law Offices 1940–1947
1232 Writing by Leo B. Keith 1929
1233 Arizona Corporation Commission fees 1933–1942
1234 Correspondence with Josias Joesler 1927–1956
1235 Notarial record 1929–1930
1236 Loftus water rights 1919
1237 Arizona Corporation Commission, registrations 1934–1942
1238 Murphy-Keith Building Company, minutes 1934–1943
1239 Murphey-Keith Building Company, minutes 1934–1935
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23 Miscellaneous records 1930–1967
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27 Scrapbook of records related to reorganization of Murphey and Keith businesses 1943
27 Mixed records binder 1943–1946
Series III: Financial documents 1924–1978
This series contains financial documents relating to Murphey's business operations and building projects. Included are oversize ledgers, receipts, workbooks, tax assessments, and financial correspondence.
Subseries 1 General financial documents 1926–1978
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1240 Balance sheets 1930
1241 Marana Tel and Tel operating ledger transfer sheets 1943
1242 Interest and accounts payable by property 1932
1243 Payment slips 1934–1935
1244 John W. Murphey Building Company stock certificates 1928–1931
1245 Coolidge operating ledger transfer sheets 1943
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131 Murphey-Keith Building Company, bank books 1940–1943
132 Douglas Airfield, Southwestern Sash and Door orders 1942–1943
133 Davis Monthan general ledger transfer sheets 1943
134 University Realty Company, stock certificates 1928–1930
135 Murphy-Keith Building company, stock certificates 1934–1941
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16 El Paso Valley checks and payroll ledger 1947–1959
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18 Old corporation account numbers, journals, invoices, and bank statements 1931–1942
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19 Cash received - Southern Arizona Bank & Trust, El Paso National Bank, Valley National Bank 1933–1959
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20 John W. Murphey general ledger 1936–1959
20 Catalina Foothills Estates Parnership general ledger 1942–1968
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21 John W. Murphey payroll checks 1960–1969
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22 John W. Murphey transfer information book 1943–1959
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24 John W. Murphey accounts payable 1943–1955
24 Catalina Foothills Estates transfer 1947–1956
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25 John W. Murphey invoice record 1943–1959
25 John W. Murphey general ledger 1946–1970
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26 John W. Murphey transfer general ledger 1936–1959
26 Catalina Foothills Estates transfer accounts receiveable, M-Z 1947–1964
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28 John W. Murphey, inactive closed checks 1958–1960
28 Catalina Foothills Estates records of original entry 1960–1965
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30 Real estate notes receivable and notes payable 1931–1935
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31 John W. Murphey and Leo B. Keith Building Company general ledger 1934–1936
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32 Catalina Foothills Estates transfer ledger 1931–1935
32 Personal records ledger, John W. Murphey 1936–1942
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33 Hacienda del Sol ledger 1939–1945
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34 Transfer personal records, John W. Murphey 1931–1938
34 Accounts receivable, payable, and trial balances 1937–1942
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35 Catalina Foothills Estates, mortgage loans transfer 1926–1939
35 Catalina Foothills Estates transfer, original entries 1962–1972
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36 Catalina Foothills Estates transfer 1947–1958
36 Catalina Foothills Estates transfer 1950–1964
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37 John W. Murphey and Leo B. Keith Building Company, general ledger 1936–1944
37 Catalina Foothills Estates, records of original entry 1959–1963
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38 Catalina Foothills Estates transfer, accounts receivable A-L 1947–1962
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39 John W. Murphey transfer 1956
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40 John W. and Helen G. Murphy ledger 1944–1951
40 John W. and Helen G. Murphy ledger 1952–1955
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41 Past years ledger 1955–1968
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43 Unidentified ledger (looseleaf)
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44 John W. Murphey worksheets in binder 1959
44 John W. Murphey worksheets in binder 1960
44 Trial balances and worksheets in binder 1957–1960
44 Catalina Foothills Estates worksheets in binder 1958–1978
Subseries 2 Taxes and assessments 1924–1968
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136 Assessments 1940–1952
137 Assessments 1935–1939
138 Assessments (1 of 2) 1926–1934
139 Assessments (2 of 2) 1926–1934
1310 Pima County taxes 1931
1311 Santa Cruz County taxes 1930–1935
1312 Pima County taxes 1932
1313 Tax receipts 1924
1314 Tax receipts 1925
1315 Tax receipts 1926
1316 Tax receipts 1927
1317 Tax receipts 1928
1318 Tax receipts 1929
1319 Tax receipts 1930
1320 Tax receipts 1931
1321 Tax receipts 1932
1322 Tax receipts 1933
1323 Tax receipts 1934
1324 Tax receipts 1935
1325 Tax receipts 1936
1326 Taxes, receipts, and notices, first half 1936
1327 Taxes, receipts, and notices, second half 1936
1328 Tax receipts and worksheets 1937
1329 Tax clean-up 1937
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141 Worksheets and notices, first half 1937
142 Taxes, first half 1938
143 Taxes, second half 1938
144 Taxes first half 1939
145 Taxes second half 1939
145 Pima County taxes first half 1940
146 Taxes 1940
147 Taxes, notices, receipts 1941
148 Taxes, first half 1942
149 Taxes 1943
1410 Taxes 1946
1411 Taxes, correspondence, worksheets 1947
1412 John W. Murphey Building Company income tax returns 1928–1935
1413 Final tax receipts 1932–1935
1414 John W. Murphey Building Company capital-stock tax returns 1933–1943
1415 John W. Murphey and Leo B. Keith Building Company capital stock tax returns 1934–1942
1416 Taxes 1944–1945
1417 Tax receipts, notices, correspondence 1945–1946
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17 Income tax and accounts payable and receivable ledger for John W. Murphey and Leo B. Keith Building Company 1927–1943
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44 John W. Murphey personal taxes and donations 1958
44 Taxes binder 1961–1968
Series IV: Housing developments and property management 1928–1954
This series contains documents, reference materials, and legal instruments pertaining to commercial and residential properties built and managed by Murphey's companies. Included are drafts of housing restrictions and copies of government policy bulletins.
Subseries 1 Leases, deeds, and mortgages 1928–1942
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1418 Leases and morgtages 1929–1933
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29 Mortgage loan record, John W. Murphey and Leo B. Keith Building Company 1928–1941
29 Real estate notes and mortgages, John W. Murphey and Leo B. Keith Building Company 1936–1942
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30 John W. Murphey and Leo B. Keith Building Company real estate transfers 1935–1941
Subseries 2 Planned communities 1928–1954
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1419 Subdivision restrictions 1947–1950
1420 National Recovery Administration 1933–1934
1421 Real Estate and Insurance Policy 1933
1422 Real Estate Board of Tucson, Vacancy Surveys 1928–1942
1423 Brokerage and construction code 1934
1424 National Housing Act and Code of Fair Competition 1934
1425 Report on Reduction of State Expenditures 1933
1426 Catalina Foothills School, Federal Emergency Administration Application 1938–1939
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151 Catalina Foothills School, Works Progress Administration Application 1937–1939
152 Catalina Foothills Estates, minutes 1930–1943
153 Catalina Foothills Estates worksheets 1936
154 Hacienda del Sol, Financial Statements 1929–1933
155 Hacienda del Sol, Financial Statements 1934–1937
156 Hacienda del Sol, mortgages, leases, and deeds 1945–1954
157 Hacienda del Sol School Association trial balance, meeting minutes 1938
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33 Catalina Foothills Estates, real estate notes and mortgages 1932–1941
Series V: Promotional materials undated
This series contains materials pertaining to the promotion of Murphey's businesses and properties. Included are proofs of brochures and zinc linoprint and copper intaglio plates.
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158 Promotional materials undated
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45 Intaglio and lead cut blocks undated
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46 Intaglio and lead cut blocks undated
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47 Intaglio and lead cut blocks undated
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48 Intaglio and lead cut blocks undated
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49 Intaglio and lead cut blocks undated
Series VI: Murphey Investment Company 1932–1944
This series contains records from the Murphey Investment Company, a private venture between John W. Murphey and his family members.
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159 Murphey Investment company correspondence 1937–1940
1510 Murphey investment company 1932–1944