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MS12-01 City of Murray and Calloway County Photograph Collection

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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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City of Murray and Calloway County Photograph Collection

Collection Title: City of Murray and Calloway County Photograph Collection

Series Number: MS12-01

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Krista Mack and M. Colleen Krahulec from March to July of 2012.

Date Listed: July 12, 2012

Date Span: 1860s-1980

Size of Collection: 10.0 linear feet.

Number of Boxes: 9 letter size document cases; 2 letter half size document cases; 3 record center boxes and 2 oversized boxes.

Type of Material: Photographs and records.

Condition of Material: Good.

Arrangement: Organized by alphabetically by subject title of image; Chronological arrangement.

Biographical / Historical Information: The City of Murray, Kentucky photograph collection was donated by the Calloway County Public Library to the Murray State University Special Collections & Archives on February 6, 2012 and June 21, 2012. The collection is believed to have been acquired by the public library following the publication of two county histories during the 1980s and 1990s.

Scope and Content: Collection consists of original photographs and copies of photographs of the City of Murray and Calloway County, Kentucky from the 1880s 1980s. The collection contains images of one room county schoolhouses, prominent families, significant events and historic buildings. Included with the collection are negatives and handwritten notes from researchers and publishers.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Murray (Ky.) – Pictorial works.

Calloway County – Pictorial works.

Additional Sources: See Jackson Purchase Digital Archives website for selected online images.

Inventory to the City of Murray Photograph Collection