Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Murphy Office Dedication Coming Soon

On Thursday, April 19, the replica of the State Capitol office of former Georgia House Speaker Thomas B. Murphy, will be officially dedicated. Program speakers will include state and local officials, two former governors, and others, with introductions by Steve Anthony, Class of 1973, who served as Chief Aide to Speaker Murphy from 1981-1995. The planning committee extends a cordial invitation to the campus to attend the program and reception, and appreciates your patience with the logistics involved in welcoming dignitaries and visitors to campus.

The program begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom and will be preceded by a UWG-produced film on Speaker Murphy's life and political service. Please announce this program in your classes and encourage students to arrive early so that they may be seated before the platform party arrives. Students can request extra credit tickets as they exit the program. Following the program, a reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Townsend Garden adjacent to the library. The Murphy Office installation and associated exhibits are located on the ground floor of the library.

Further information about the April 19 program is at:

To learn more about Tom Murphy, see:

The Thomas B. Murphy Collection was transferred to the university in 2003 and is now open for research. Further information on the collection is at:

Marina Rakitova is among a number of graduate students who have worked with the Murphy Collection on the replica project. She shares her impressions of the project at:

Interviews with Speaker Murphy, conducted by Georgia's Political Heritage Program, University of West Georgia, are available online in the Digital Library of Georgia at:
: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/uwg/phc/do:murphyt2

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