Elizabeth Reid Murray Photograph Collection, PHC.91

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Elizabeth Reid Murray Photograph Collection, PHC.91

Abstract

Collection consists of five (5) 5x7 dry plate glass negatives produced c. 1912 of school groups located in Raleigh, NC. One negative depicts the grade 6 class of Murphey School located on the corner of Person and Polk Streets. The remaining four (4) negatives depict the graduating classes (grades 9, 10,11 and 12) of Raleigh High School located at 113 W. Morgan Street c. 1912.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Elizabeth Reid Murray Photograph Collection
Call Number
PHC.91
Creator
Elizabeth Reid Murray
Date
1912-1915
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PhC.91, Elizabeth Reid Murray Photograph Collection, State Archives of North Carolina; Raleigh, NC.

Collection Overview

Collection consists of five (5) 5x7 dry plate glass negatives produced c. 1912 of school groups located in Raleigh, NC. One negative depicts the grade 6 class of Murphey School located on the corner of Person and Polk Streets. The remaining four (4) negatives depict the graduating classes (grades 9, 10,11 and 12) of Raleigh High School located at 113 W. Morgan Street c. 1912. It is believed that Hugh Morson is depicted on extreme left in the background of the freshmen class portrait (PhC.91.2)

Arrangement Note

Arrangement is by age of school group

Biographical/Historical

Raleigh High School was organized in 1905 with Hugh Morson as Principal. The school was located at 113 West Morgan Street between the municipal water tower and First Presbyterian Church. The school was prepared for its first class of approximately 300 students in 1907. In 1924 a larger High School was built nearby on New Bern Avenue and in 1925 posthumously named in honor of Hugh Morson. The existing Murphey school, 443 North Person Street, was built in 1916 after a fire burned the wooden school in the summer of 1914. The plate in this collection was created prior to the 1914 fire as a wooden structure is clearly seen in background.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Murphey School, Grade 6. Raleigh, NC. c. 1912, c. 1912
PHC.91.1
Raleigh High School, Freshmen Class. W. Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC c. 1912 (Hugh Morson, Principal, can be seen on extreme left.), c. 1912
PHC.91.2
Raleigh High School, Sophomore Class. W. Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC c. 1912, c. 1912
PHC.91.3
Raleigh High School, Junior Class. W. Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC c. 1912, c. 1912
PHC.91.4
Raleigh High School, Senior Class. W. Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC c. 1912, c. 1912
PHC.91.5

Subject Headings

  • Morson, Hugh
  • Murphey School (Raleigh)
  • Hugh Morson High School (Raleigh)
  • High school students
  • Public schools
  • High schools.
  • Schools.
  • Raleigh (N.C.)
  • North Carolina