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Papers of Pauli Murray, 1827-1985: A Finding Aid

Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985. Papers of Pauli Murray, 1827-1985: A Finding Aid

The collection documents many aspects of Murray's professional and unpaid work, as well as some areas of her personal life. Information about areas in which the professional and personal aspects of Murray's life intersected can be sometimes be found in two different series. For example, in addition to the papers about Murray's ancestors in the family section of Series I, Personal and biographical, family materials that Murray assembled while doing research for Proud Shoes and Song in A Weary Throat are in Series III, Writings and speeches. These materials are significant because they illuminate the lives of some 19th century middle-class African American families. Murray's personal life is less well documented. While there is much incoming correspondence from her many friends, there are few personal letters by Murray or materials written by her about herself; notable exceptions are the drafts of Song in a Weary Throat--information that she intended to make public. Nevertheless, the collection is rich in documenting most aspects of Murray's work, travels, and activist interests.

Item Information

Identifier
g158bh29z
Collection
Discovery Resources
Institution
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator(s)
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Contributor(s)
von Salis, Susan
Hartry, Bert
Garfield, Janet
Upton, Tish
Campbell, Winifred
Humez, Jean
Date Created
Aug. 1992
Oct. 2011
Dates Covered
1827 to 1985
Genre
Finding Aids
Subject(s)
Eleanor Roosevelt
Pauli Murray
Places
New York
Massachusetts
Sweden
Ghana
North Carolina > Durham County > Durham Township > Durham
Topic(s)
Abortion
Activists
African-americans
Anglicanism
Civil rights
Discrimination
Employment discrimination
Equal rights amendments--United States
Gender identity
Genderism
Human rights
Sex discrimination
Sexism
Women's movement
Women's rights
Resource Type
Text
Language
English
Related URL
https://hollisarchives.lib.harvard.edu/repositories/8/resources/4874/collection_organization
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