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MURRAY (BETTY AND GLENN) PAPERS, 1939-2001


Descriptive Summary

Title: Betty and Glenn Murray papers
Dates: 1939-2001
Accession Number(s): 2007-007
Extent: 5 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Biographical Note: Betty Murray, her husband, Rev. Glenn Murray, and their children Betty Lou, Marcia and Kenneth served as Presbyterian Missionaries in the Belgian Congo (later known as Zaire, and now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) from 1939 to 1970 and 1974-1975. They held multiple posts including work in Bulepe, Luluabourg, Kinshasa, and Mbuji Mai. The family frequently wrote letters home describing their experiences.

Glenn Murray was a graduate of the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and later served as the pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX.

Scope and Contents: This collection contains correspondence and printed material documenting the work and lives of the Glenn and Betty Murray family during their time as missionaries in the Belgian Congo. Most letters are written by Betty Murray, although some letters are written by Glenn, Marcia Murray, and other missionaries. All materials in the collection are photocopies of the original documents.

Restrictions: Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Index Terms:
Murray, Betty.
Murray, Glenn W., 1909-2000.
Missionaries.
Missions--Africa.

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Preferred Citation: Betty and Glenn Murray papers, 1939-2001, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Inventory:

Box Number:
 
Contents: 
B140   Correspondence:
    Primarily letters from the Murray’s to family and church members at home. Also includes correspondence from other missionaries.
       1939-1942
       1946-1949
       1951
       1953-1967
       1969 and undated
       1970
       1974-1975
    Clippings on Congolese Independence, missionaries, and the Murray family:
       1959-1961, 1993-1995 and undated
       1960-1991
    Timeline of the Murray’s travels, 1939-1953
    “Faith in the Jungle: Memorandum re: Glenn and Betty Murray and Children,” by Jack Pope [brother-in-law of Betty Murray], March 7, 2001


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