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

MS 603


Collection Summary

Creator: John W. Murphey Building Company John W. Murphey and Leo B. Keith Building Company Catalina Foothills Estates Murphey Investment Company
Collection Name John W. Murphey records
Inclusive Dates: 1919-1972
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1920-1950)
Physical Description:49 linear feet
AbstractThe 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 NumberMS 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 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,
Series II:Operational records,
Series III:Financial documents,
Subseries 1:General financial documents,
Subseries 2:Taxes and assessments
Series IV:Housing developments and property management records,
Subseries 1:Leases, deeds, and mortgages,
Subseries 2:Planned communities,
Series V:Promotional materials,
Series VI:Murphey Investment Company records

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

Credit Line

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

Processing History

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

These records were previously part of the Arizona Architectural Archives and were transferred to Special Collections in (YEAR). Some processing was undertaken at AAA – 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

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