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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
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Donald Murray Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-078

Historic capital : preservation, race, and real estate in Washington, D.C. / Cameron Logan

Author:
Logan, Cameron 1974- http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2017053067 http://viaf.org/viaf/1150516545903441570  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2017
Topic:
City planning--Social aspects  Search this
Historic preservation--Social aspects  Search this
Federal-city relations  Search this
Land use--Social aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103966

Dream city : race, power, and the decline of Washington, D.C. / Harry Jaffe, Tom Sherwood

Author:
Jaffe, Harry  Search this
Sherwood, Tom  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 489 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2014
1878-1967
1967-1995
1995-
Topic:
Racism  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106152

Stony the road : Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow / Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Title:
Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow
Author:
Gates, Henry Louis Jr.  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 296 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
1863-1877
1877-1964
19th century
20th century
Topic:
African Americans--Segregation--History  Search this
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
White supremacy movements--History  Search this
Racism in popular culture--History  Search this
Visual communication--Social aspects--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104620

Eleven Never-Before-Seen Artworks Found in the Walls of Jame Castle's House

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Symposia
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:50:36 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_75f251d77f40a27d925ecd926e3c1269

Fire in the valley : the birth and death of the personal computer / Michael Swaine, Paul Freiberger ; foreword by John Markoff, The New York Times ; edited by Brian P. Hogan

Title:
Birth and death of the personal computer
Birth & death of the personal computer
Author:
Swaine, Michael 1945-  Search this
Freiberger, Paul 1953-  Search this
Editor:
Hogan, Brian P.  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
Topic:
Microcomputers--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083832

Puerto Ricans Got U.S. Citizenship 100 Years Ago—But Their Identity Remains Fraught

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:30:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_65f5be360aab0036bb7db6c5bc572ffe

Andrew Jackson, America’s Original Anti-Establishment Candidate

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:29:26 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_96a29af4ae6b3b790e1a553af339f81d

The History of D.C.'s Epic and Unfinished Struggle for Representation and Self-Governance

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:25:21 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_ed5a0aee63c3d0265591e6206a14c0ed

Iconic designs : 50 stories about 50 things / edited by Grace Lees-Maffei

Editor:
Lees-Maffei, Grace  Search this
Physical description:
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2014
Topic:
Design  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1038598

Between raid and rebellion : the Irish in Buffalo and Toronto, 1867-1916 / William Jenkins

Author:
Jenkins, William 1972-  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 511 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Ontario
Toronto
New York (State)
Buffalo
Toronto (Ont.)
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Date:
2013
Topic:
Irish--History  Search this
Irish Americans--History  Search this
Immigrants--History  Search this
Historical geography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1039562

Capital dilemma : growth and inequality in Washington, DC / edited by Derek Hyra and Sabiyha Prince

Editor:
Hyra, Derek S.  Search this
Prince, Sabiyha 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 361 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2016
Topic:
Equality  Search this
Gentrification  Search this
Cities and towns--Growth  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1056515

A living history of the 1960s : compiled from eloquent editorials by Jack Jurey in reporting momentous events of that period on WTOP TV and radio in the nation's capital / Philomena Jurey

Author:
Jurey, Philomena aut  Search this
Subject:
Jurey, Jack  Search this
Physical description:
538 pages ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2013
20th century
Topic:
Journalists  Search this
Nineteen sixties  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Editorials--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1062496

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