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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.

Date(s): 1827-1985

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: External Link

Language: English

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
Episcopal Church
Howard University


Sound recordings


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