The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Murray, Pauli. Papers
Repository: Harvard University. Radcliffe Institute. Schlesinger Library
Collection Description (Extant): Correspondence, writings, photographs, etc., of Pauli Murray, lawyer, activist, and first African-American woman ordained as an Episcopal priest.
Series VI, Audiotapes, #2574at-2664at, includes recordings of interviews with PM, mostly about her life and work. Other subjects include Eleanor Roosevelt, William H. Hastie, and student protests in which PM participated while she was at Howard University. There are also recordings of her ordination to the priesthood; meetings of the Episcopal Women's Caucus and other groups; PM giving addresses, public and class lectures and sermons, and reading from her writings; Caroline Ware's comments on early drafts of Song in A Weary Throat ; and an interview PM conducted with Maida Springer Kemp.
Digital Status: No
Extent: 135 file boxes, 5 half file boxes, 1 folio box, 122 folders and 2 volumes of photographs, 3 oversize volumes, 12 folio folders, 13 folio folders, 5 oversize folders, 1 supersize folder, 120 audiocassettes
Finding Aid URL: http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=sch00067
Interviewees: Pauli Murray, Maida Springer Kemp
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American clergy
African American lawyers
African American women civil rights workers
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity