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

Murray, Richard, 1942-2006

Curator, Arts administrator, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 20.5 Linear feet

Summary: The Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States measures 20.5 linear feet and dates from 1896 to 2006 with the bulk of the material dating from 1970 to 2006. The collection is comprised of Murray's extensive research files, scattered writings, and photographic materials for his life-long research on mural painting in the United States.

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Murray (1942-2006) was a curator, educator, and museum administrator in Washington, D.C.

Provenance

The bulk of the Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States was donated in 2006 by Murray's wife Marciela Murray. Additional files were transferred from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2009 and 2014 via Rachel Kase in the curatorial office.

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Language Note

The collection is in English.

Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund