Daniel Murray Papers, 1881-1955, 1966

Summary Information

Title: Daniel Murray Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1881-1955, 1966

  • Murray, Daniel Alexander Payne, 1852-1925
Call Number: Micro 577

Quantity: 27 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Danial Murray, a prominent Afro-American historian and bibliographer who worked at the Library of Congress between 1871 and 1922, and during his lifetime compiled an “Encyclopedia of the Colored Race.” Including over 25,000 biographical sketches and over 6000 titles of black-authored publications, the six-volume encyclopedia was never published. The papers include extensive correspondence, 1893-1925; notes and biographical sketches for the encyclopedia; materials documenting efforts to publish the encyclopedia; speeches and articles; business papers; programs and brochures; and family papers. The papers also document Murray's civic activities such as his work with the Colored American Council. Primary correspondents include Murray's wife, Anna Jane Evans Murray, and two sons, Daniel Evans Murray and George Henry Murray.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-micr0577
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