Ruth L. Murray Papers
Scope and Contents
The Ruth L. Murray Papers date from 1933 to 1985 and contain minutes, correspondence, speeches, teaching material, news clippings, brochures, and conference papers.
- 1933 - 1985
- Murray, Ruth Lovell (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Biographical or Historical Information
Ruth L. Murray was born in Detroit on October 20, 1900. She received her BS degree at Columbia University in 1925, and her MA at Columbia University in 1933. Murray was on the faculty of Wayne State University for 46 years and is considered a pioneer in the field of dance education. A prolific writer, her most important contribution to the professional literature is Dance in Elementary Education, first published in 1953 by Harper and Row. Active in professional and community organizations, Murray served on numerous committees and received such awards as the Hetherington Award (American Academy of Physical Education) and the Arts Achievement Award (Wayne State University).
2.40 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Language of Materials
Ruth L. Murray is considered a pioneer in the field of dance education. The Ruth L. Murray Papers date from 1933 to 1985 and contain minutes, correspondence, speeches, teaching material, news clippings, brochures, and conference papers.
Method of Acquisition
Gift of Ruth L. Murray, May 1987.
Other Descriptive Information
These papers were organized by Mrs. Ann Zirulnik, Murray's student and colleague.
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