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COLLECTION Identifier: 78-M225

Papers of Irene Murphy, ca.1970-1978


Papers pertain to women's rights, working women, discrimination against women, child care and other issues of concern to Irene Murphy, feminist, public administrator, political worker.


  • Creation: 1970-1978

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Irene Murphy is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1.42 linear feet (1 carton, 1 file box)

Papers pertain to women's rights, working women, discrimination against women, child care and other issues.


Feminist, public administrator, political worker (Barnard, A.B., 1941; Columbia, Ph.D., in American politics), Murphy has been on the New York State Democratic Committee, on Edmund Muskie’s presidential campaign staff, county postmistress on Long Island, New York, executive director of the Federation of Organizations of Professional Women, an elected official in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and an official at the United States Department of the Interior. She is the author of Public Policy on the Status of Women (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1973).

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 78-M225

Processing Information

Preliminary folder list: December 5, 1978

By: Joseph Interrante

Murphy, Irene. Papers of Irene Murphy, ca.1970-1978: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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