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Michael Murray papers

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 1
Call Number: 2023.3

Content Description

The Michael Murray papers documents Murray's career as a director and artistic director in the regional theater movement and in theater arts. The collection consists primarily of materials related to Michael Murray’s founding and tenure as Artistic Director at the Charles Playhouse in Boston, co-founded with Frank Sugrue, including playbooks, playbills, and brochures; correspondence; photographs; published interviews with Murray and play reviews; playhouse Board of Directors and Board of Trustees records; financial records; and fundraising campaign materials. Also included are some materials about his early production in New York, The Iceman Cometh, that started his career as well as materials related to his later work in Cincinnati, Ohio as Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Brandeis University in Waltham, MA as Chair of the Theatre Arts Department.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Michael Murray, 2023 January 18.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research but is currently unprocessed. This means that it may not be housed in boxes stable enough to use; there may be additional preservation issues that need to be addressed; some material may contain restricted content, such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that hasn't been screened; and available description of the collection contents may be limited and/or incomplete. When requesting access to unprocessed collections, BPL archivists will first need to assess the state of the materials to see if it can be made accessible in the reading room. Though access will be prioritized, in some cases, portions of or entire collections may be restricted until fully processed.

Use Restrictions

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. In most cases, the Boston Public Library does not hold the copyright to the items in our collections. It is the sole responsibility of the user to make their own determination about what types of usage might be permissible under U.S. and international copyright law.


  • Acquisition: 2023 January 18
  • 1956 - 2019


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)


Donor-created inventory linked as external document; stored on Archives public server.