Denis Murphy was one of the original members of the Friends of Fryer and he donated his collection to the Fryer Library. A comprehensive listing of the Denis Murphy Collection is available online.
The Denis Murphy Collection includes research materials for publications such as Labor in Power, Queensland Political Portraits and and T.J. Ryan: a Political Biography. The collection also contains personal papers and material relating to his academic career at the University of Queensland and his membership of the Australian Labor Party.
A significant component is the research material for the biography of Andrew Fisher. These materials relating to Andrew Fisher include handwritten manuscripts (including memoirs by Margaret Fisher), correspondence, notes, photographs, photocopies articles and newspaper clippings.
The display was held in conjunction with the conference Remember Denis Murphy at Parliament House on Saturday 19 June 2004.