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Lewis J. Murphy campaign materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2062

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a poster from Lewis J. Murphy‘s 1942 campaign for U.S. Representative and clippings documenting the reaction of his opponent, Charles A. Halleck, to the poster.


  • 1942


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Lewis J. Murphy was born on April 21, 1897, in Montgomery County, Indiana. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in 1923 and a D.J. in 1926. Following graduation, Murphy practiced law in South Bend, Indiana. Murphy served in the U.S. Marines during World War I. He was involved in the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars holding the office of commander in both organizations. Murphy ran for U.S. Congress in 1942 on the Democratic ticket, but was defeated by Charles A. Halleck. Halleck, a resident of Rensselaer, Indiana, served as a U.S. Representative from Indiana’s 3rd district from 1935 to 1969.


Who’s Who and What’s What in Indiana Politics. Indianapolis: James E. Perry, 1944.


0.07 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 large oversize folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

OBC067: Lewis J. Murphy campaign poster

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2005/11 by Christina Baich. Finding aid updated 2015/11/12 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/07 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2021/10/20 by Lauren Patton.
Lewis J. Murphy campaign materials
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140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.