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Donald Murray Jr. Papers

Extent:
2.4 Cubic feet (1 box, 4 flat boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Programs (documents)
Awards
Certificates
Audiovisual materials
Place:
Washington, D.C. -- history
Date:
1934-2014
Summary:
Donald Murray, Jr. papers consists of 2.4 linear feet of mixed archival materials. The materials speak to Mr. Murray's role as a manager and Director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), his involvement in DC politics and family history. Documents include photographs, ephemera from various organizations and some videotaped materials of local social events.
Scope and Contents:
The Donald Murray Jr. papers measure 2.4 cubic feet and date from 1934 to 2014, with the bulk of the material dating from 1987 to 2004. The papers contain biographical material, records related to Murray's professional activities, photographs, and audiovisual material.

The biographical files contain scrapbooks, awards and certificates, and material related both to his family and his personal background. Contents include a scrapbook detailing the Million Man March, memorial programs for family members or friends, a high school year book, and assorted celebratory event programs. Additional material related to Murray's family include a family portrait listed in the Photographs series.

Of the three scrapbooks in the collection, one has been disassembled due to preservation concerns and is housed in the order in which it was presented. Images of the original scrapbook are included. Additional scrapbooks are maintained as they were received.

The professional files document activities Murray led or participated in as a part of the Humanities Council of Washington D.C. which includes correspondence and material collected from his time on Mayor Marion Barry Jr.'s administration, such as copies of proclamations and background on Murray and other cabinet members.

The series Photographs contains four oversized portraits of Donald Murray Jr. and his family, as well as the Morgan State University graduating class of 1960, and a signed portrait of an unknown man.

Audiovisual material contains 15 items that include copies of documentaries, lectures given by Donald Murray Jr., and public testimonies. Additional material includes photographs or videos of events.
Arrangement:
The Donald Murray Jr. papers is arranged in 4 series.

Series 1: Biographical Files

Series 2: Professional Files

Series 3: Photographs

Series 4: Audiovisual Material
Biographical Note:
Donald Murray Junior was one of the first generation of professional city government leaders in Washington D.C. who became prominent after home rule and the election of Marion Barry Jr. Following the election of Mayor Barry, Murray became the Manager and Director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) in March 1987.

Murray received his bachelor's degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, and a master's degree in social work from Howard University. As a graduate student at Howard University, he worked for the United Planning Organization and then served three years as Associate Director of Friendship House Association. He also served in the Army for two years.

Prior to his career in city goverment, Murray was a professor at the University of Maryland and Director of the university's African Studies Department. He left the university in 1981 to become acting director of the Department of Licenses, Investigations and Inspections of the District of Columbia.

Donald Murray Junior served as a board member to the Humanities Council of Washington D.C. from 2004 to 2010.
Provenance:
Donated by Donald Murray Jr. in 2015.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
D.C. Community Humanities Council  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Programs (documents)
Awards
Certificates
Audiovisual materials
Citation:
Donald Murray Jr. Papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Donald Murray Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-078
See more items in:
Donald Murray Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-078

Kayak and Paddle

Donor Name:
Greenland Home Rule Government  Search this
Length - Kayak:
ca. 570 cm
Height - Kayak, Height At Cockpit:
ca. 27 cm
Maximum Width - Kayak, Width At Cockpit:
ca. 54 cm
Length - Paddle:
223 cm
Maximum Width - Paddle:
8 cm
Culture:
Eskimo, Inuit, West Greenland Inuit / Kalaallit  Search this
Object Type:
Kayak / Kayak Paddle
Place:
Sisimiut / Washington, D.C., West Greenland, Greenland / United States, North America
Accession Date:
3 Aug 2007
Collection Date:
2005
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2043050
USNM Number:
E433186-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34d5402b0-3777-4a18-89b3-981bb98fcc72
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_11124422

Festival Recordings: Front Porch: Last Colony: Home Rule in D.C.; Waterways Workshop for Kids [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Instition. Smithsonian Folklife Festival Washington D.C. Program 2000 Washington, D.C  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Washington, D.C
Date:
2000
Local number:
FP-2000-CT-0242-7
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_352973

Top 10 Nation-Building Real Estate Deals

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 07 Sep 2009 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_ae07e32ad460510403e38ecbe6c028d8

Play-by-play : radio, television, and big-time college sport / Ronald A. Smith

Author:
Smith, Ronald A (Ronald Austin) 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 304 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Mass media and sports  Search this
College sports  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717188

Denmark-Greenland in the twentieth century / Axel Kjaer Soerensen

Author:
Sørensen, Axel Kjær  Search this
Physical description:
202 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 map ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Greenland
Denmark
Date:
2006
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1002556

Phasing out the colonial status of Greenland, 1945-54 : a historical study / edited by Frede P. Jensen, Erik Beukel

Author:
Jensen, Frede P  Search this
Beukel, Erik 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
478 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Greenland
Denmark
Date:
2009
Topic:
Decolonization  Search this
History  Search this
Foreign relations  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1002557

Founders : the people who brought you a nation / Ray Raphael

Author:
Raphael, Ray  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 594 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2009
18th century
Revolution, 1775-1783
Topic:
Revolutionaries--History  Search this
History  Search this
Social aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_937554

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