Christopher and Kathleen Murray diary documenting life at Yale University
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.
- Majority of material found within 1965-1970
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.
The material is arranged as received from the creator of the records.
.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
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.
- Guide to the Christopher and Kathleen Murray diary documenting life at Yale University
- Compiled by Rachel L. Mihalko
- 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
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