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Philip Murray, 1922-1954

 Series 7

Includes images of Murray from his years of involvement with the United Mine Workers (UMW), as head of the United Steel Workers of America (USWA), 1936-1952, his involvement with the Committee for Industrial Organization, and as the president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), 1940-1952. Other images are of Murray's funeral and various memorial ceremonies such as the memorial in Blantyre, Scotland, Murray's birthplace, and images of the Philip Murray Memorial Foundation awards presentations, including the award to the NAACP in 1954. Most of the images date from 1940-1954. Images include both formal and informal portraits. Group photographs show Murray with labor leaders, including John L. Lewis, William Green, Walter Reuther, and USWA leaders, and with political figures such as Harry S. Truman. Other images show strikes against steel companies and Labor Day celebrations. The few images of Murray's personal life show his wife, Elizabeth Murray.


  • 1922-1954

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Researchers must wear white gloves when handling photographs or negatives in this collection.


3.00 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes and 1 oversize box (also includes folders from RG96-001, Series 6))

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742