Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States, 1896-2006, bulk 1970-2006

Murray, Richard, b. 1942 d. 2006
Curator, Art historian, Arts administrator
Active in Washington, D.C.

Collection size: 20.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: Research files compiled by Murray for "Hope and Memory: Mural Painting in the United States, 1876-1920," his long-term research project. Files are organized by city, state, and artist, including photographs of works of art, draft writings and printed material, as well as a program from Murray's funeral in Washington, D.C., on March 12, 2006.

An addition received 2009 of additional research files compiled by Richard Murray (0.6 linear feet) includes photographs, correspondence and printed material relating to his research on murals in the United States.

Biographical/Historical Note: Richard Murray (1942-2006) was a museum curator and educator in Washington, D.C.

Donated 2006 by Marciela Murray, Murray's wife and in 2009 by the Smithsonian American Art Museum via Rachel Kase, curatorial office.

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