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Christopher and Kathleen Murray diary documenting life at Yale University

 Collection
Call Number: RU 1155

Scope and Contents

The diary documents a young Irish couple's life in New Haven with observations on events and changes at Yale University during the late 1960s, including topics such as acting companies and theaters, American writers, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War. The collection also includes an epilogue written by the Murrays in 2016, personal correspondence with family and a former professor after their time in New Haven, and newspaper clippings documenting events at Yale University.

Dates

  • 1965-2016
  • Majority of material found within 1965-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creator(s) of this collection for materials they have authored or otherwise produced. On January 1, 2043, or upon their deaths, whichever occurs first, all Intellectual Property Rights that they control in the Property shall be transferred to and vest in Yale throughout the world and in perpetuity. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Notwithstanding the foregoing, on January 1, 2043, or upon our deaths, whichever occur first, all Intellectual Property Rights that we control in the Property shall be transferred to and vest in Yale throughout the world and in perpetuity.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Christopher and Kathleen Murray, 2018.

Arrangement

The material is arranged as received from the creator of the records.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.1155

Overview

The collection comprises correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a diary maintained by Christopher and Kathleen Murray while he was a graduate student in the Department of Theatre History, Yale University, and she was an employee of Yale University Press.

Biographical / Historical

Christopher Murray was a graduate student in the Department of Theatre History, and Kathleen Murray was an employee of Yale University Press, circa 1965-1970. They moved to New Haven from Cobh, Ireland in 1965 after Christopher was accepted into the PhD program in History of Theatre at Yale University. They returned to Ireland in 1970.
Title
Guide to the Christopher and Kathleen Murray diary documenting life at Yale University
Author
Compiled by Rachel L. Mihalko
Date
July 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours