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

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

Murray, Richard, 1942-2006

Curator, Art historian, Arts administrator

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

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

Related Materials

Also available at the Archives of American Art is Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1948-2004, bulk 1994-2001.

Funding

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