Title of Collection

Sarah Martha Murphree Papers, 1958-2003

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes correspondence received by Murphree while she was a missionary in Salzburg, Austria (1959-1962). The correspondence also includes letters Murphree sent to her cousin, Rebecca Henry. Henry saved these letters and later returned them to Murphree. Additionally, the collection includes newsletters from Murphree and other missionaries in Europe, photographs of Murphree, and Murphree’s obituaries.

Biographical Note

Sarah Martha Murphree was born in Gadsden, AL, on August 20, 1909. She received a B.A. in Music from Alabama College (Montevallo, AL) in 1930, and taught music in public schools in Gadsden, AL (1930-1940), and Houston, TX (1940-1959). Murphree then moved to Salzburg, Austria, to do mission work in conjunction with Robert and Donna Skelton (1959-1962). After her return from Austria, Murphree worked with the Girl Scouts, taught piano lessons, and volunteered with the Southwest Central Church of Christ (Houston, TX) hospital ministry. Murphree died on April 9, 2003, in Houston, TX.

Donor Note

Sarah Martha Murphree


The materials have been organized by type. The correspondence has been arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

Content List

I. Correspondence II. Newsletters and Bulletins III. Financial Information IV. Obituaries and Photographs



Extent of Collection

0.42 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #18

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Brady Cox

Subjects--Personal Names

Murphree, Sarah Martha


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