Born in Brooklyn, William John Murray (1908-1995) became an Albany resident in 1946. He served as assistant administrative director of the New York State Department of Civil Service from 1946-1952 and then administrative director of the Department from 1952 until his retirement in 1971.
The collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, pocket calendars, legislative materials, speeches, reports, and subject files, the majority related to William J. Murray's service as assistant director and then director of the New York Department of Civil Service from 1946-1971.
The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.
J. Michael Murray donated the collection of his father's papers to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives.2015
Processed by: unprocessed
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Published: 2018-03-06 06:35:46 -0500
EAD file created, 2014
Encoded in EAD by Jodi Boyle, 2015
Archival materials can be view in-person during business hours in our reading room, located on the top floor of the Science Library on the Uptown Campus.
We can also deliver digital scans for remote research for a fee.
Access to this collection is restricted because it is unprocessed. Portions of the collection may contain recent administrative records and/or personally identifiable information. While it is likely that portions of the collection may be viewed, access must be managed by an archivist.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, William J. Murray Papers, 1936-1978. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Murray Papers).