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Charles Murray papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 14/1/14

Scope and Content

This collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, publications, and class notebooks compiled during Dr. Murray’s undergraduate study at Iowa State College (University).


  • 1908-1966

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Charles Murray was born in Greenfield, Ohio on February 8, 1876. Murray received a Bachelor of Pedagogy from Drake University (1906), a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State (1910), and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State (1912).

Charles Murray was the Superintendent of Lucas, Iowa and Tingley, Iowa High Schools (1896 -1908). He worked for Iowa State College as an Instructor of Bacteriology (1908 to 1912) and an Associate Professor in Veterinary Pathology as a Bacteriologist (1912 to 1914). Dr. Murray was promoted to Head of the Department of Veterinary Research (1914-1916); Professor and Head of the Veterinary Research Institute (1916-1943); and Professor and Head of the Department of Hygiene and Dean of the Veterinary Division (1936-1943). Dean Murray retired and was named Dean Emeritus (1948). He moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico (1954), where he resided until his death on January 21, 1962.

Dr. Murray was an active member of the Iowa State Veterinary Association, the American Veterinary Medicine Association, the Osborn Research Club, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Zeta, and Gamma Sigma Delta. His research interests included the enteritis of swine, brucellosis, and avian leukosis complex.


0.63 Linear Feet (1 document box and 1 half-document box)


The collection is organized in its original order.

Items in related collections

RS 14/1. Iowa State University. College of Veterinary Medicine records, 1879-2013

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 14/1/14. Charles Murray papers, 1908-1966
January 23, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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