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Ruth L. Murray Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0089

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.

Dates

  • 1933 - 1985

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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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).

Extent

2.40 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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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Processing Information

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Ruth L. Murray Papers
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Language of description
English
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Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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