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William J. Murtagh papers

Abstract

Title:
William J. Murtagh papers
Author/Creator:
Murtagh, William J.
Collection number:
2003-173
Size:
50.25 linear feet and 1155 items
Bulk dates:
1942-1998
Inclusive dates:
1923-2004
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

William J. Murtagh is one of the world's leading historic preservationists. As an administrator, educator, speaker, and writer he has helped shaped the historic preservation movement for more than fifty years. Murtagh was the first Keeper of the National Register and also worked at the National Trust in an executive capacity for a number of years. He is the author of Keeping Time, a basic text on the development of the historic preservation movement. Murtagh held several teaching positions throughout his career at such institutions as Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, the University of Florida, and the University of Maryland. William J. Murtagh's papers consist of materials documenting his career in both the public and private sector. These materials include correspondence, memos and minutes, research notes, writings, speeches, lectures, reports, photographs, memorabilia, and personal records.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

Yes. Some materials, such as oral histories and student records may have restrictions. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.

Preferred citation:

William J. Murtagh papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1437
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

William J. Murtagh, one of the world's leading historic preservationists, played a pivotal role in the establishment and evolution of the field of historic preservation for more than fifty years. Considered one of the "founding fathers" of the preservation movement, Murtagh helped shape the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Later, as the first Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, he was responsible for the creation of that respected federal institution, establishing standards and practices that continue to safeguard the architectural heritage of the United States. A prolific lecturer, writer, and speaker, Murtagh inspired generations of preservationists and contributed to the professionalization of the field through his involvement with a number of university preservation programs. He is credited with laying the foundation of the preservation movement in the United States by giving it direction, establishing legal precedents, endorsing legislation on preservation, and, above all, raising the consciousness of the nation about the cultural and aesthetic benefits of preservation.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 2, 1923 Murtagh studied at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a B.A. in architecture, a M.A. in art history, and a Ph.D. in architectural history (1963). In 1954-1955 he attended the University of Bonn and the University of Freiburg in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship where he studied German influences on the architecture of the Pennsylvania Dutch. While completing his Ph.D., Murtagh served as a draftsman for several architectural firms. His interest in preservation led him to work as a supervising architect for the National Park Service at Independence National Historic Park in Philadelphia. In 1956, he assumed the position of Executive Director of the Annie S. Kemerer Museum in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. During this time he also served as Executive Secretary of Historic Bethlehem, Inc., an organization that guided historic preservation efforts in the city.

Murtagh worked for the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 1958 to1967, where he served first as assistant to the President and then as the Director of Education and Programs. At the National Trust, he was responsible for training programs, seminars, and conferences around the country and was instrumental in elevating the profile of the Trust during these years. In 1967, Murtagh became the first Keeper of the National Register. During his thirteen-year tenure he was responsible for establishing and developing standards and guidelines for historic structures, creating a national network for the identification and survey of state historic resources, and administering grant programs that assisted rehabilitation and restoration projects across the country.

In 1979, Murtagh became Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University. Two years later, he returned to the National Trust as Vice President of Preservation Services. After officially retiring in 1985, Murtagh continued to pursue an active teaching and lecture schedule. He was the first occupant of the Beinecke-Reeves Chair in Architectural Preservation at the University of Florida in 1995 and was involved with the historic preservation program at the University of Maryland from 1984 to1996. Murtagh also taught at the University of Hawaii as a visiting professor from 1986 to 1998, during which time he also served as the director of the Pacific Preservation Consortium. Through this organization, he provided assistance to other island cultures, such as Micronesia, Polynesia, and Melanesia, with historic preservation needs, assessments, and training.

Over the course of his career, Murtagh was involved with a variety of historic preservation organizations and boards. He served as President of the Victorian Society of America from 1974 to 1980, revitalizing membership in that organization over the course of his term. He has been involved with the Preservation Institute: Nantucket since 1972 as a member of their Board of Directors. In the 1980s he served as member of the Governor's Consulting Committee on the National Register for the state of Maryland. Murtagh is also a member and former executive committee member of the U. S. Committee of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), representing the U. S. abroad at conferences and on study tours.

After Murtagh's retirement, he completed, Keeping Time, a basic text in the field of historic preservation which provides a comprehensive examination of the preservation movement. The royalties from this book support a non-profit organization, the Keeper's Preservation Education Fund, which provides funding to historic preservation students to further their education. Another of Murtagh's publications is Moravian Architecture and Town Planning (1967, republished 1998). He was a contributor to Historic Preservation Today (1966) and Historic Preservation Tomorrow (1967). Murtagh also published a number of articles in journals including Historic Preservation, American Institute of Architects Journal, Society of Architectural Historians Journal, and Antiques Magazine. He has received the Meritorious Service Award from the Secretary of the Interior, the Distinguished Service Award from the Secretary of the Interior, and the Louise Dupont Crowninshield Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is a Benjamin Franklin Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts in London, England, as well as a fellow to the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

William J. Murtagh currently resides in Florida and Maine and continues to write and lecture on the subject of historic preservation.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Papers of William J. Murtagh consist of materials that document the career of Murtagh in both the public and private sector. The collection dates from 1923 to 2004, with the bulk of the material dating between 1942 and 1998. These materials include correspondence, memos and minutes, writings, research materials, publications, educational records, teaching and lecture notes, speeches, reports, conference programs, photographs, ephemera, audio recordings, blueprints, drawings, memorabilia, and personal records. Documenting the history and development of the historic preservation movement in the latter half of the 20th century, the collection offers a perspective on the evolution of the training and role of the historic preservation professional. Murtagh's papers also demonstrate the respective roles of government and the private sector in preservation activities and offer insight into preservation outside of the United States.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

William J. Murtagh donated his papers to the University of Maryland Libraries in 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Joanne Archer and Meaghan McCarthy, December 2004.

Processing note:

There was no particular arrangement to the collection when it was received except that files were loosely grouped according to organization or project. Therefore, the final arrangement of the papers of William J. Murtagh was largely determined by the processing archivist. Series were created that reflect the subject matter and format of material. Of particular note is the existence of correspondence files throughout the collection. When possible, correspondence was kept with the originating organization or activity. However, in cases where the relationship between the writer and Murtagh's professional activities was unclear, the items were placed in a separate correspondence series.

Photographs have been removed to Series XII, audiovisual materials to Series XIII, and three-dimensional memorabilia to Series XIV. Oversize materials have been removed to a mapcase or oversize boxes. A separation sheet has been placed in the original location of each item removed. Newsprint clippings have been photocopied onto acid-free paper and the original newsprint discarded. Rubber bands and metal fasteners have been removed and replaced with plastic clips. Books donated with the collection have been cataloged and added to the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library book collection.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Joanne Archer, April 2005.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Personal, 1923-2000 and undated (0.75 linear feet)

This series contains materials related to Murtagh's personal life as well as materials that span his entire career in historic preservation. Included in this series are copies of Murtagh resumes from 1959 to1992; newspapers articles and other clippings about Murtagh; documents related to real estate property; family history materials; and official documents such as birth certificates. Also found in this series is a number of contact lists including photocopies of Murtagh's rolodex. Of particular note is a transcript of an oral history interview conducted with Murtagh in 1986. Researchers should consult the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at the Cornell University Library where the original recording is held, for specific restrictions on the use of this transcript. Arrangement is alphabetical.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Awards and Certificates -- By Others (Includes Oversize), 1944-1953 series 1box 1folder 1
Biographical Materials, 1959-1998 and undated series 1box 1folder 2
Class Autographs , 1936 series 1box 1folder 3
Clippings and Publicity, 1955-2005 and undated series 1box 1folder 4
Contact Lists, 1959-1980 and undated series 1box 1folder 5
Contact Lists -- Rolodex, undated series 1box 1folder 6
Contact Lists -- Rolodex, undated series 1box 1folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1936-1984 series 1box 1folder 8
Retirement Parody on National Register, 1979 series 1box 1folder 9
Official Records, 1923-1988 series 1box 1folder 10
Oral History Transcripts, 1986 [Restricted] series 1box 2folder 1
Oral History Transcripts, 1986-1987 [Restricted] series 1box 2folder 2
Property -- Abbott School (Castine, ME), 1972-1984 and undated series 1box 2folder 3
Property -- Gwinett Street (Savannah, GA), undated series 1box 2folder 4
Rhodes Family History, undated series 1box 2folder 5

Series 2: Correspondence, 1936-2004 and undated (5.50 linear feet)

Series II contains letters, birthday cards, Christmas cards, and postcards sent and received by Murtagh throughout his life. Because historic preservation played such a large role in Murtagh's life, the correspondence in this series is both personal and professional in nature. Correspondence that directly relates to an organization or other activity is located in the appropriate series, while this series contains a broader range of materials. Correspondence that could be directly connected to Murtagh's professional activities can be found in the relevant series. Arrangement is alphabetical by type of correspondence, and then chronological. Blueprints and photographs that were attached to correspondence were removed and placed in Series XI: Drawings and Blueprints and Series XII: Photographs.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Cards, undated series 2box 1folder 1
Cards, undated series 2box 1folder 2
Cards, undated series 2box 1folder 3
Correspondence, 1950 series 2box 1folder 4
Correspondence, 1953 series 2box 1folder 5
Correspondence, 1954 series 2box 1folder 6
Correspondence, 1955 series 2box 1folder 7
Correspondence, 1956 series 2box 1folder 8
Correspondence, 1957 series 2box 1folder 9
Correspondence, 1958 series 2box 1folder 10
Correspondence, 1959 series 2box 1folder 11
Correspondence, 1962 series 2box 1folder 12
Correspondence, 1963 series 2box 1folder 13
Correspondence, 1964 series 2box 1folder 14
Correspondence, 1965 series 2box 2folder 1
Correspondence, 1966 series 2box 2folder 2
Correspondence, 1967 series 2box 2folder 3
Correspondence, 1968 series 2box 2folder 4
Correspondence, 1969 series 2box 2folder 5
Correspondence, 1970 series 2box 2folder 6
Correspondence, 1971 series 2box 2folder 7
Correspondence, 1972 series 2box 2folder 8
Correspondence, 1973 series 2box 2folder 9
Correspondence, 1974 series 2box 2folder 10
Correspondence, 1975 series 2box 2folder 11
Correspondence, 1976 series 2box 2folder 12
Correspondence, 1977 series 2box 2folder 13
Correspondence, 1978 series 2box 2folder 14
Correspondence, 1979 series 2box 2folder 15
Correspondence, 1980 series 2box 2folder 16
Correspondence, 1981 series 2box 2folder 17
Correspondence, 1982 series 2box 3folder 1
Correspondence, 1983 series 2box 3folder 2
Correspondence, 1984 series 2box 3folder 3
Correspondence, 1985 series 2box 3folder 4
Correspondence, 1986 series 2box 3folder 5
Correspondence, 1987 series 2box 3folder 6
Correspondence, 1988 series 2box 3folder 7
Correspondence, 1989 series 2box 3folder 8
Correspondence, 1990 series 2box 3folder 9
Correspondence, 1991 series 2box 3folder 10
Correspondence, 1992 series 2box 3folder 11
Correspondence, 1993 series 2box 3folder 12
Correspondence, 1994 series 2box 4folder 1
Correspondence, 1995 series 2box 4folder 2
Correspondence, 1996 series 2box 4folder 3
Correspondence, 1997 series 2box 4folder 4
Correspondence, 1998 series 2box 4folder 5
Correspondence, 1999 series 2box 4folder 6
Correspondence, 2000 series 2box 4folder 7
Correspondence, 2001 series 2box 4folder 8
Correspondence, 2002 series 2box 4folder 9
Correspondence, 2003 series 2box 4folder 10
Correspondence, 2004 series 2box 4folder 11
Correspondence, 2009 series 2box 4folder 12
Correspondence, undated series 2box 4folder 13
Postcards, 1936 series 2box 5folder 1
Postcards, 1941 series 2box 5folder 2
Postcards, 1950s series 2box 5folder 3
Postcards, 1950 series 2box 5folder 4
Postcards, 1961 series 2box 5folder 5
Postcards, 1952 series 2box 5folder 6
Postcards, 1953 series 2box 5folder 7
Postcards, 1954 series 2box 5folder 8
Postcards, 1955 series 2box 5folder 9
Postcards, 1956 series 2box 5folder 10
Postcards, 1957 series 2box 5folder 11
Postcards, 1958 series 2box 5folder 12
Postcards, 1959 series 2box 5folder 13
Postcards, 1960s series 2box 5folder 14
Postcards, 1960 series 2box 5folder 15
Postcards, 1961 series 2box 5folder 16
Postcards, 1962 series 2box 5folder 17
Postcards, 1963 series 2box 5folder 18
Postcards, 1964 series 2box 5folder 19
Postcards, 1965 series 2box 5folder 20
Postcards, 1966 series 2box 5folder 21
Postcards, 1967 series 2box 5folder 22
Postcards, 1968 series 2box 5folder 23
Postcards, 1969 series 2box 5folder 24
Postcards, 1970s series 2box 5folder 25
Postcards, 1970 series 2box 5folder 26
Postcards, 1971 series 2box 5folder 27
Postcards, 1972 series 2box 5folder 28
Postcards, 1973 series 2box 5folder 29
Postcards, 1974 series 2box 5folder 30
Postcards, 1975 series 2box 5folder 31
Postcards, 1976 series 2box 6folder 1
Postcards, 1977 series 2box 6folder 2
Postcards, 1978 series 2box 6folder 3
Postcards, 1979 series 2box 6folder 4
Postcards, 1980s series 2box 6folder 5
Postcards, 1980 series 2box 6folder 6
Postcards, 1981 series 2box 6folder 7
Postcards, 1982 series 2box 6folder 8
Postcards, 1983 series 2box 6folder 9
Postcards, 1984 series 2box 6folder 10
Postcards, 1985 series 2box 6folder 11
Postcards, 1986 series 2box 6folder 12
Postcards, 1987 series 2box 6folder 13
Postcards, 1988 series 2box 6folder 14
Postcards, 1989 series 2box 6folder 15
Postcards, 1990 series 2box 6folder 16
Postcards, 1991 series 2box 6folder 17
Postcards, 1992 series 2box 6folder 18
Postcards, 1993 series 2box 6folder 19
Postcards, 1994 series 2box 6folder 20
Postcards, 1995 series 2box 6folder 21
Postcards, 1996 series 2box 6folder 22
Postcards, 1997 series 2box 7folder 1
Postcards, 1998 series 2box 7folder 2
Postcards, 1999 series 2box 7folder 3
Postcards, 2000 series 2box 7folder 4
Postcards, 2001 series 2box 7folder 5
Postcards, 2002 series 2box 7folder 6
Postcards, 2003 series 2box 7folder 7
Postcards, undated series 2box 7folder 8
Postcards, Blank series 2box 7folder 9
Postcards (Oversize), 1959-1975 series 2box 8folder 1
Postcards (Oversize), 1976-1986 series 2box 8folder 2
Postcards (Oversize), 1987-1992 series 2box 8folder 3
Postcards (Oversize), 1993-1996 series 2box 8folder 4
Postcards (Oversize), 1997-1998 series 2box 8folder 5
Postcards (Oversize), 1999-2002 series 2box 8folder 6
Postcards (Oversize), undated series 2box 8folder 7
Postcards (Oversize), Blank series 2box 8folder 8

Series 3: Academia, 1931-2002 and undated (9.0 linear feet)

This series consists of coursework, research notes, teaching and administrative materials, correspondence, and architectural drawings related to William Murtagh's education from grammar school through the completion of his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. Also included are materials documenting his teaching experience at several universities, including Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Hawaii. The series is divided into several main sections: primary and secondary education, postsecondary education, and teaching and professional career. Arrangement within each section is chronological by institution, and then alphabetical by topic.

Course notes, research notes, bibliographies, and drafts of papers comprise the bulk of material documenting Murtagh's postsecondary education, primarily at the University of Pennsylvania. Arrangement of course materials is by course number and then by course title; arrangement of research files is alphabetical by topic. Murtagh's dissertation, Moravian Architecture, was transferred to Series IV: Writings and placed under "Moravian Architecture and Town Planning."

Course syllabi, bibliographies, lecture notes, general information about historic preservation programs in the United States, and administrative materials comprise the bulk of materials documenting Murtagh's academic teaching career as well as his position as director of the historic preservation programs at Columbia University and the University of Hawaii. Materials pertaining to Murtagh's association with Preservation Institute: Nantucket are included under its umbrella organization, the University of Florida. Arrangement is chronological by institution and then alphabetical by subject. Courses and lectures that were a result of Murtagh's position at the National Trust for Historic Preservation are located either under Series VI: Speeches and Lectures or Series VII: Conferences and Workshops.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Primary and Secondary Education--Overbrook High School, 1942 series 3box 1folder 1
Primary and Secondary Education--Overbrook High School--Yearbook, 1942 series 3box 1folder 2
Primary and Secondary Education--Report Cards, , 1931-1939 and undated series 3box 1folder 3
Postsecondary Education--The Arts and Decoration Practical Home Study Course in Interior Decoration (Includes Oversize), 1944 series 3box 1folder 4
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Architectural Registration Exam, undated series 3box 1folder 5
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Correspondence, 1942-1963 and undated series 3box 2folder 1
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials, Miscellaneous, 1948-1957 series 3box 2folder 2
Postsecondary Education-- University of Pennsylvania-- Course Materials, Miscellaneous, undated series 3box 2folder 3
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials-- by course number--Arch 42: Ancient and Medieval Architecture, 1947 series 3box 2folder 4
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania-- Course Materials--by course number--Arch 43: Renaissance and Modern Architecture, 1948 series 3box 2folder 5
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 4: Renaissance and Modern Art, 1945-1947 series 3box 2folder 6
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 140: Arts and Civilization, 1951-1956 series 3box 2folder 7
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 341: Ancient Art, 1951 series 3box 2folder 8
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 344: Baroque and Rococo Art, 1951 series 3box 2folder 9
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 345: Modern Art, 1951-1952 series 3box 2folder 10
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 346: American Art and Architecture, 1952-1953 series 3box 3folder 1
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 441: Ancient and Medieval Architecture, 1951 series 3box 3folder 2
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 445: Landscape Gardening, 1954-1955 series 3box 3folder 3
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 525: Architecture and Sculpture of the Romanesque Period in France, 1955 series 3box 3folder 4
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 529: Latin American Art and Architecture, 1951-1952 series 3box 3folder 5
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 542: American Painting, 1953 series 3box 3folder 6
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 601 and 615: 14th and 15th Century Italian Painting, 1951-1954 series 3box 3folder 7
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 603: Manuscript and Graphic Arts, 1951-1952 series 3box 3folder 8
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 620: The Art of Michelangelo and his time, 1953 series 3box 3folder 9
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 625: Seminar in Durer, Holbein, and Grunwald, 1952 series 3box 4folder 1
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 628: Baroque and Rococo, 1952-1953 series 3box 4folder 2
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Fine Arts 800: Museology, 1957 series 3box 4folder 3
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--History 671: Cultural History and Personality in the Colonies, 1952 series 3box 4folder 4
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course number--Oriental Studies 584: Oriental Art and Chinese Architecture, 1952 series 3box 4folder 5
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course title--19th Century American Art and Architecture, 1952 series 3box 4folder 6
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course title-- American Architecture, 1952 series 3box 4folder 7
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course title-- Contemporary Architecture, 1956 series 3box 4folder 8
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course title--Early Netherlandish Painting, 1954 series 3box 4folder 9
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course title-- Egyptian and Mesopotamian History, 1953 series 3box 4folder 10
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course title--Medieval Art, 1953 series 3box 4folder 11
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course title-- Sculpture of the Renaissance, 1955 series 3box 5folder 1
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Course Materials--by course title-- Venetian Painting, 1956 series 3box 5folder 2
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Lloyd Warren Scholarship, 1947-1950 series 3box 5folder 3
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Miscellaneous (Includes Oversize), 1942-1963 series 3box 5folder 4
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Miscellaneous, 1983-1990 and undated series 3box 5folder 5
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Ph.D. Exam, 1954-1956 series 3box 5folder 6
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Art and Architecture of the Ancient Orient, 1955 series 3box 5folder 7
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Art Bibliographies, undated series 3box 5folder 8
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Black Forest Pagan House, 1955-1957 and undated series 3box 5folder 9
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Contemporary Architecture in Germany, 1955 and undated series 3box 5folder 10
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Early Christian Art and Architecture, undated series 3box 5folder 11
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Egyptian Architecture, 1955 series 3box 6folder 1
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--German University System, undated series 3box 6folder 2
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Greek Sculpture, undated series 3box 6folder 3
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Francois Mansart, 1955 series 3box 6folder 4
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Jules Hardouin Mansart, 1953 series 3box 6folder 5
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Note Cards, Miscellaneous, undated series 3box 6folder 6
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Note Cards, Miscellaneous, undated series 3box 6folder 7
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Orcagno, undated series 3box 6folder 8
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Ph.D. Slides, 1955 and undated series 3box 6folder 9
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Philadelphia Row House--Drafts, 1954 and undated series 3box 6folder 10
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Philadelphia Row House--Papers, 1954 series 3box 7folder 1
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Research Files--Philadelphia Row House--Research notes and materials, 1954 and undated series 3box 7folder 2
Postsecondary Education--University of Pennsylvania--Yearbook, 1950 series 3box 7folder 3
Postsecondary Education--Bryn Mawr College--Courses--19th Century French Painting, 1954 series 3box 7folder 4
Postsecondary Education--University of Bonn/University of Freiburg--Fulbright Scholarship--Correspondence, 1951-1956 and undated series 3box 8folder 1
Postsecondary Education--University of Bonn/University of Freiburg--Fulbright Scholarship--General Files, 1952-1955 series 3box 8folder 2
Postsecondary Education--University of Bonn/University of Freiburg--Fulbright Scholarship--General Files, 1955-1962 and undated series 3box 8folder 3
Postsecondary Education--University of Bonn/University of Freiburg--Fulbright Scholarship--Maps and Brochures (Germany), undated series 3box 8folder 4
Teaching and Professional Career--Teaching Materials--Bibliographies--Architecture, 1955 and undated series 3box 8folder 5
Teaching and Professional Career--Teaching Materials--Bibliographies--General, 1957-1958 and undated series 3box 8folder 6
Teaching and Professional Career--Teaching Materials--Bibliographies--Historic Preservation, 1962-1980 and undated series 3box 9folder 1
Teaching and Professional Career--Teaching Materials--Reference Materials, 1969-1987 and undated series 3box 9folder 2
Teaching and Professional Career--Teaching Materials--Syllabi, 1965-1998 and undated series 3box 9folder 3
Teaching and Professional Career--Historic Preservation Programs--General Files, 1962-1968 and undated series 3box 9folder 4
Teaching and Professional Career--George Washington University--Department of Urban and Regional Planning--General Files, 1970-1986 and undated series 3box 9folder 5
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Chair, 1994-1996 [Restricted] series 3box 10folder 1
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Correspondence, 1975-1994 series 3box 10folder 2
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--General Files, 1969-1976 and undated [Restricted] series 3box 10folder 3
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Preservation Institute: Nantucket--Board of Directors (Includes Oversize), 1973-1977 series 3box 10folder 4
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Preservation Institute: Nantucket--Board of Directors, 1979-1986 series 3box 10folder 5
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Preservation Institute: Nantucket--Board of Directors, 1986-1995 and undated series 3box 10folder 6
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Preservation Institute: Nantucket--Correspondence, 1973-1998 series 3box 11folder 1
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Preservation Institute: Nantucket--General, 1973-1986 series 3box 11folder 2
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Preservation Institute: Nantucket--General, 1986-1997 and undated series 3box 11folder 3
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Preservation Institute: Nantucket--General, undated series 3box 11folder 4
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Preservation Institute: Nantucket--Professional Workshop--Correspondence, 1972-1975 series 3box 12folder 1
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Preservation Institute: Nantucket--Professional Workshop--Correspondence, 1976 and undated series 3box 12folder 2
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Preservation Institute: Nantucket--Professional Workshop--Course Materials, 1972-1976 and undated series 3box 12folder 3
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Florida--Department of Architecture--Preservation Institute: Nantucket--Professional Workshop--Miscellaneous, 1973-1976 and undated series 3box 12folder 4
Teaching and Professional Career--Columbia University--General Files, 1972-1976 and undated series 3box 12folder 5
Teaching and Professional Career--Columbia University--Historic Preservation Program--Correspondence, 1979-1981 and undated series 3box 13folder 1
Teaching and Professional Career--Columbia University--Historic Preservation Program--Course Evaluations, 1978 series 3box 13folder 2
Teaching and Professional Career--Columbia University--Historic Preservation Program--Course Syllabi, 1965-1981 and undated series 3box 13folder 3
Teaching and Professional Career--Columbia University--Historic Preservation Program--General Files, 1965-1980 series 3box 13folder 4
Teaching and Professional Career--Columbia University--Historic Preservation Program--General Files, 1980-1982 and undated series 3box 13folder 5
Teaching and Professional Career--Columbia University--Historic Preservation Program--New York Advisory Committee for National Trust's 34th Annual Meeting, 1980 and undated series 3box 13folder 6
Teaching and Professional Career--Columbia University--Preservation Alumni, 1979-1984 and undated series 3box 14folder 1
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Hawaii--Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Program--Correspondence, 1986-1989 [Restricted] series 3box 14folder 2
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Hawaii--Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Program--Correspondence, 1990-1998 and undated series 3box 14folder 3
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Hawaii--Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Program--Course Materials--Field School, 1990-1996 and undated series 3box 14folder 4
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Hawaii-- Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Program--Course Materials--General, 1985-1995 and undated series 3box 14folder 5
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Hawaii-- Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Program--Course Materials--Guam Training Course, 1997 and undated series 3box 14folder 6
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Hawaii-- Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Program--General, 1984-1993 series 3box 15folder 1
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Hawaii-- Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Program--General (Includes Oversize), 1993-1997 and undated series 3box 15folder 2
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Hawaii-- Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Program--Memos, 1985-1994 series 3box 15folder 3
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Hawaii--Publications, 1988 and undated series 3box 15folder 4
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Hawaii--School of Travel Industry Management, 1988 series 3box 15folder 5
Teaching and Professional Career--Mary Washington College--General Files, 1984-1986 series 3box 15folder 6
Teaching and Professional Career--Mary Washington College--Historic Preservation Program--Correspondence, 1984-1985 series 3box 15folder 7
Teaching and Professional Career--Mary Washington College--Historic Preservation Program--General Files, 1984-1985 [Restricted] series 3box 15folder 8
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--National Trust Library--Correspondence and Memos, 1985-1997 and undated series 3box 16folder 1
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--National Trust Library--General Files, 1984-1996 and undated series 3box 16folder 2
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--Correspondence, 1967-1989 and undated [Restricted] series 3box 16folder 3
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--Course Materials--General, 1967-1989 and undated series 3box 16folder 4
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--Course Materials--by Course Number--Arch 154: History of American Architecture, 1969-1970 [Restricted] series 3box 16folder 5
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--Course Materials--by Course Number--Arch 155: History of American Architecture, 1970 series 3box 16folder 6
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--Course Materials--by Course Number--Arch 678: Issues in Historic Preservation, 1987-1988 [Restricted] series 3box 16folder 7
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--Course Materials--by Course Number--Hisp: Seminar in Historic Preservation, 1987-1988 [Restricted] series 3box 17folder 1
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--Course Materials--by Course Title--Cape May Preservation Workshop, 1985-1988 series 3box 17folder 2
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--Course Materials--by Course Title--Kiplin Hall Summer Program in Historic Preservation--General Files, 1983-1996 and undated series 3box 17folder 3
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--Course Materials--by Course Title--Kiplin Hall Summer Program in Historic Preservation--Reports, 1996 [Restricted] series 3box 17folder 4
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--Course Materials--by Course Title--Kiplin Hall Summer Program in Historic Preservation--Reports, 1996 [Restricted] series 3box 17folder 5
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--General Files, 1960-1968 series 3box 17folder 6
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--General Files (Includes Oversize), 1969-1982 and undated series 3box 18folder 1
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--Memos, 1968-1988 series 3box 18folder 2
Teaching and Professional Career--University of Maryland--School of Architecture--Minutes, 1967-1968 series 3box 18folder 3
Teaching and Professional Career--Johns Hopkins University--Evergreen Society, 2002 series 3box 18folder 4

Series 4: Writings, 1954-1999 and undated (6.0 linear feet)

This series consists of research materials, manuscripts and drafts, publisher's proofs, correspondence, and reviews related to works written by William J. Murtagh. The bulk of the material is associated with his two published books, Keeping Time and Moravian Architecture and Town Planning. However, there are also materials connected with the publication of a number of journal articles. The series is arranged by type of publication and is divided into three sections: Keeping Time, Moravian Architecture and Town Planning, and magazine and journal articles. Arrangement within each section is alphabetical by subject.

Included in e Keeping Time section are photocopies of photographs used in the book as well as correspondence related to copyright permissions. Also included is information on illustrations considered for publication. Complete drafts of the books are organized by date when possible. Arrangement of the remaining draft material is by chapter, with additional material such as appendices and bibliographies arranged in the order in which they appear in the book.

Materials, such as research drafts and research notes, related to Murtagh's dissertation on Moravian architecture are also in this series. Included in the magazine and journal articles section are drafts of articles and copies of Murtagh's articles that appeared in print. This section is divided into drafts and published articles. Associated items such as correspondence and research notes can be found under the article title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Books--American Victoriana (introduction)--Drafts, 1979 series 4box 1folder 1
Books--[Half Timbered America]--Research Materials, 1966-1972 series 4box 1folder 2
Books--[Half Timbered America]--Research Materials, undated series 4box 1folder 3
Books--Historic Hotels of America (introduction)--Drafts, 1994 series 4box 1folder 4
Books--Keeping Time--Correspondence, 1981-1988 series 4box 1folder 5
Books--Keeping Time--Correspondence, 1988-1997 and undated series 4box 1folder 6
Books--Keeping Time--Editors' and Readers' Comments, 1986-1987 and undated series 4box 1folder 7
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Captions, 1988 series 4box 1folder 8
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 1, undated series 4box 1folder 9
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 2, undated series 4box 2folder 1
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 3, undated series 4box 2folder 2
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 4, undated series 4box 2folder 3
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 5, undated series 4box 2folder 4
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 6, undated series 4box 2folder 5
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 7, undated series 4box 2folder 6
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 8, undated series 4box 2folder 7
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 9, undated series 4box 2folder 8
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 10, undated series 4box 2folder 9
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 11, undated series 4box 2folder 10
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 12, undated series 4box 2folder 11
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Chapter 13, undated series 4box 2folder 12
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Correspondence, 1987-1988 and undated series 4box 2folder 13
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Images rejected, circa 1987 series 4box 3folder 1
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Images used, circa 1987 series 4box 3folder 2
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Images used and rejected (mixed), circa 1987 series 4box 3folder 3
Books--Keeping Time--Illustrations--Miscellaneous, 1987 and undated series 4box 3folder 3
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapters 1-12, circa 1985 series 4box 3folder 4
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapters 1-12, 1985-1986 series 4box 3folder 5
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapters 1-12, 1985-1986 series 4box 4folder 1
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapters 1-5, 1987 series 4box 4folder 2
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapters 7-13, 1987 series 4box 4folder 3
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapters 1-7 and 11-13, undated series 4box 4folder 4
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapters 1-7, undated series 4box 5folder 1
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapters 8, 9, 10 and 12, undated series 4box 5folder 2
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapters 1-8, undated series 4box 5folder 3
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapters 9-12, undated series 4box 5folder 4
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapters 1-6, undated series 4box 5folder 5
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapters 7-12 and Glossary, undated series 4box 5folder 6
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Introduction and Preface, undated series 4box 5folder 7
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 1: Language of Preservation, 1985 and undated series 4box 6folder 1
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 2: Pre-WWII and the Private Citizen, undated series 4box 6folder 2
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 3: Pre-WWII and the Government, undated series 4box 6folder 3
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 4: Post WWII and the National Trust, undated series 4box 6folder 4
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 5: Preservation and Government, undated series 4box 6folder 5
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 6: Historic House Museum, 1984 and undated series 4box 6folder 6
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 7: Outdoor Museums, 1984 and undated series 4box 6folder 7
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 8: Historic Districts, 1984-1985 and undated series 4box 6folder 8
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 9: Adaptive Use and Rehabilitation, undated series 4box 6folder 9
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 10: Landscape Preservation, 1985-1986 and undated series 4box 6folder 10
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 11: Rural Preservation, 1985 and undated series 4box 6folder 11
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 12: The Archaeologies, undated series 4box 6folder 12
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Chapter 13: Preservation in Practice, 1986 and undated series 4box 7folder 1
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Epilogue, undated series 4box 7folder 2
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Appendices and Table of Contents, undated series 4box 7folder 3
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Glossary, undated series 4box 7folder 4
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--Bibliography, undated series 4box 7folder 5
Books--Keeping Time--Manuscripts and Drafts--History of Preservation Movement, Private Sector and Government, undated series 4box 7folder 6
Books--Keeping Time--Miscellaneous, 1980-1997 and undated series 4box 7folder 7
Books--Keeping Time--Proofs and Galley Proofs (Includes oversize), undated series 4box 7folder 8
Books--Keeping Time--Publicity and Reviews, 1984-1997 and undated series 4box 8folder 1
Books--Keeping Time--Research Materials, 1985-1988 and undated series 4box 8folder 2
Books--Keeping Time--Research Materials, 1985-1988 and undated series 4box 8folder 3
Books--Keeping Time--Research Materials--Preservation Laws, undated series 4box 8folder 4
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Correspondence, 1954-1967 series 4box 8folder 5
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Correspondence, 1967-1997 series 4box 9folder 1
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Dissertation, 1963 series 4box 9folder 2
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Dissertation--[Research Notes], 1955-1956 and undated series 4box 9folder 3
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Manuscripts and Drafts, circa 1967 series 4box 9folder 4
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Manuscripts and Drafts, circa 1967 series 4box 9folder 5
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Manuscripts and Drafts, 1968 series 4box 10folder 1
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Manuscripts and Drafts--Bibliography, undated series 4box 10folder 2
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Manuscripts and Drafts--Footnotes, undated series 4box 10folder 3
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Manuscripts and Drafts--Illustrations, undated series 4box 10folder 4
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Manuscripts and Drafts--Index, undated series 4box 10folder 5
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Manuscripts and Drafts--Miscellaneous, undated series 4box 10folder 6
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Manuscripts and Drafts--Table of Contents, undated series 4box 10folder 7
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Miscellaneous, 1967-1969 and undated series 4box 10folder 8
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Proofs and Galley Proofs, circa 1967 series 4box 10folder 9
Books--Moravian Architecture and Town Planning--Publicity and Reviews, 1963-1967 and undated series 4box 10folder 10
Books--Preservation in the Eighties (chapter)--Drafts, 1979 series 4box 10folder 11
Magazine and Journal Articles--Drafts--"Capital Conservation Areas" for DC Antiques Show Catalogue, 1974 series 4box 10folder 12
Magazine and Journal Articles--Drafts--"Commentary on Landmark Preservation" for Curator, 1966 series 4box 10folder 13
Magazine and Journal Articles--Drafts--[Historic Preservation: an American Overview] for Washington Antiques Show Catalogue, 1984-1985 series 4box 11folder 1
Magazine and Journal Articles--Drafts--[Independence Hall], undated series 4box 11folder 2
Magazine and Journal Articles--Drafts--"Moravian Architecture" for Antiques Magazine, 1965 series 4box 11folder 3
Magazine and Journal Articles--Drafts--"Museums of Scandinavia", undated series 4box 11folder 4
Magazine and Journal Articles--Drafts--"Preservation and Urban Life" for Monumentum, 1976 series 4box 11folder 5
Magazine and Journal Articles--Drafts--"The Red Lady on G Street" for Horizon Magazine [unpublished], 1979 series 4box 11folder 6
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"Aesthetic and Social Dimensions of Historic Districts", undated series 4box 11folder 7
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"Architecture of Salem" in Antiques Magazine, 1965 series 4box 11folder 8
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"Arts in America: the Colonial Period" [Book Review] in William and Mary Quarterly, circa 1966 series 4box 11folder 9
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"Baby Boomer Alexandria: The Historic District Turns Fifty" for Antiques Forum, 1996 series 4box 11folder 10
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"Contemporary Architecture in Germany" in The American-German Review, 1955 series 4box 11folder 11
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"Crowninshield Winners Share Experiences" in forum journal, 1999 series 4box 11folder 12
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"The Department of Interior" in Historic Preservation, 1968 series 4box 11folder 13
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"Destruction by Neglect" in Charette, 1963-1964 series 4box 11folder 14
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"Eighteenth Century Bethlehem" in The Moravian, 1957 series 4box 11folder 15
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"Far Away Places/Scandinavia" in Museum News, 1963 series 4box 11folder 16
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"The German University and its System" in Pennsylvania Triangle, undated series 4box 11folder 17
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"Historic Bethlehem Inc. to Affect Campus Area" in Moravian Alumni Bulletin, 1958 series 4box 11folder 18
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"Historic Preservation in Japan" in AIA Journal, 1963 series 4box 11folder 19
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"The National Register of Historic Places" in American Preservation, 1979 series 4box 12folder 1
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"New Twists in Financing" in AIA Journal, 1966 series 4box 12folder 2
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"The Philadelphia Row House" in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 1955-1958 series 4box 12folder 3
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"The Preservation Act of 1966: Twenty Years Later" in Notes on Virginia, 1986 series 4box 12folder 4
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles --"The Roots of Japanese Architecture" [Book Review]--in AIA Journal, 1963 series 4box 12folder 5
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"Something Worth Saving, the National Trust and our Heritage" in Americas, 1960 series 4box 12folder 6
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles--"U. S. Preservations Relate to World Program" in Historic Preservation, 1965 series 4box 12folder 7
Magazine and Journal Articles--Published Articles --"Visions and Revisions" in Preservation, 1999 series 4box 12folder 8

Series 5: Organizations and Boards, 1952-2003 and undated (14.75 linear feet)

Series V contains correspondence, directories, memos, minutes, and reports and publications related to organizations in which Murtagh was involved. The files reflect his involvement as an employee, advisor, member, or officer. The U.S. Department of Interior, the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are particularly well-documented in this series. Arrangement is alphabetical by organization name and then by document type. A file with awards and certificates from a variety of organizations can be found at the end of the series. Photographs and architectural drawings were removed and placed in Series XII and Series XI respectively.

Files from the National Trust for Historic Preservation comprise the bulk of this series and include administrative records, correspondence, directories, memos and promotional materials. Material relating to Murtagh's work at the Trust organizing and participating in conferences and giving speeches and lectures is located in Series VI: Speeches and Lectures or Series VII: Conferences and Workshops. Correspondence for the National Trust and the Department of the Interior follows Murtagh's original arrangement and is divided into incoming and outgoing correspondence; in cases where the incoming letter was attached to Murtagh's response both letters are filed under outgoing correspondence.

The ICOMOS files are divided into two sections: ICOMOS, for the international organization, and US/ICOMOS for the United States Committee. Most of the materials in this series consist of correspondence, minutes, and memos generated by the U. S. Committee. Materials relating to the Triennial ICOMOS General Assembly are located in Series VII: Conferences and Workshops.

Murtagh was involved in a number of preservation organizations during his tenure at the U. S. Department of Interior and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and often the material is intermingled. In addition, many of the organizations' functions overlapped. These organizations are listed separately rather than under the organization for which Murtagh was working at the time. For example, the International Centre Committee (ICC) is a subcommittee of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and serves as the U. S. standing committee for the International Centre for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (also known as the International Centre for Conservation and the Rome Centre). Papers relating to Murtagh's work with these organizations can be found under both the Advisory Council and the International Centre. Murtagh was also a member of the Maryland Governor's Consulting Committee on the National Register which recommended Maryland's nominations to the National Register. Most of the work was done in close consultation with the Maryland Historical Trust and materials related to this organization can also be found in the Trust's files.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
1,000 Friends of Kauai--Hanalei Project, 1986 series 5box 1folder 1
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation , 1970-1994 and undated series 5box 1folder 2
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation--International Centre Committee--General Files, 1972-1981 and undated series 5box 1folder 3
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation--International Centre Committee--Memos and Minutes, 1972-1973 series 5box 1folder 4
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation--International Centre Committee--Memos and Minutes, 1973-1981 series 5box 1folder 5
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation--Task Force on Preservation and Federalism, 1982 and undated series 5box 1folder 6
Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation, 1979 series 5box 1folder 7
American Academy in Rome, 1994-1997 series 5box 1folder 8
American Architectural Foundation--Jose Plecnik Exhibit, undated series 5box 1folder 9
American Friends of Attingham, Inc.--General Files, 1962-1996 and undated series 5box 2folder 1
American Friends of Attingham, Inc.--Correspondence, 1968-1971 and undated series 5box 2folder 2
American Institute of Architects--Committee on Historic Resources, 1970-1990 series 5box 2folder 3
American Institute of Architects--Committee on Historic Resources--Reports and Proceedings, 1971-1988 series 5box 2folder 4
American Institute of Architects--Committee on Historic Resources--Rosters, 1967-1991 series 5box 2folder 5
American Institute of Architects--Philadelphia Chapter, 1949-1956 series 5box 2folder 6
American Institute of Planners, 1966 series 5box 3folder 1
American Society of Interior Designers, 1979 series 5box 3folder 2
Ann Arbor Historic District Commission, 1981 and undated series 5box 3folder 3
Annie S. Kemerer Museum--General Files, 1957-1958 series 5box 3folder 4
Annie S. Kemerer Museum--Correspondence, 1956-1960 series 5box 3folder 5
Arts Club of Washington, 1979 series 5box 3folder 6
Association for Preservation Technology, 1974-1999 and undated series 5box 3folder 7
Bach Choir, 1958-1973 and undated series 5box 3folder 8
Bach Choir--"Choir History", 1958-1961 series 5box 3folder 9
Bach Choir--Programs, 1958-1962 series 5box 3folder 10
Bethlehem Steel Company, 1958-1960 series 5box 3folder 11
Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation, 1954-1957 series 5box 3folder 12
Castine Historical Society, 1994-2003 and undated series 5box 3folder 13
Center for Building Conservation, 1979-1980 and undated series 5box 3folder 14
City of Alexandria--General Files, 1965-1983 and undated series 5box 3folder 15
City of Alexandria--Correspondence, 1964-1970 series 5box 4folder 1
City of Alexandria--Memos and Minutes, 1952-1971 series 5box 4folder 2
City of Alexandria--Reports and Papers, 1962-1970 and undated series 5box 4folder 3
City of Alexandria--Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission--General Files, 1965-1969 and undated series 5box 4folder 4
City of Alexandria--Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission--Correspondence, 1964-1968 and undated series 5box 4folder 5
City of Alexandria--Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission--Memos and Minutes (Includes Overrsize), 1965-1968 series 5box 4folder 6
City of Alexandria--Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission--Reports and Papers, 1962-1967 series 5box 5folder 1
City of Alexandria--Design Guidelines Task Force--General Files, 1983-1986 and undated series 5box 5folder 2
City of Alexandria--Design Guidelines Task Force--Reading Materials, 1977-1986 and undated series 5box 5folder 3
City of Philadelphia, 1963-1965 series 5box 5folder 4
Civic Trust, 1973 and undated series 5box 5folder 5
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1976-1984 series 5box 5folder 6
Cosmos Club--General Files, 1980-1997 series 5box 5folder 7
Cosmos Club--Annual Reports, 1983-1986 series 5box 5folder 8
Cosmos Club--Publications, 1987-1995 series 5box 5folder 9
DC Preservation League, 1996 series 5box 6folder 1
Department of Environment (UK)--Historic Buildings Division, 1976-1982 and undated series 5box 6folder 2
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1965-1974 and undated series 5box 6folder 3
Department of Interior--General Files (Includes Oversize), 1966-1996 and undated series 5box 6folder 4
Department of Interior--Correspondence (Incoming), 1967-1979 and undated series 5box 6folder 5
Department of Interior--Correspondence (Outgoing), 1960-1976 series 5box 6folder 6
Department of Interior--Correspondence (Outgoing) (Includes Oversize), 1976-1977 series 5box 7folder 1
Department of Interior--Correspondence (Outgoing), 1977-1978 series 5box 7folder 2
Department of Interior--Directories, 1978-1989 series 5box 7folder 3
Department of Interior--Directories, 1990 and undated series 5box 7folder 4
Department of Interior--HABS/HAER, 1961 and undated series 5box 7folder 5
Department of Interior--Memos, 1968-1987 and undated series 5box 8folder 1
Department of Interior--National Register, 1968-1992 and undated series 5box 8folder 2
Department of Interior--National Register--Guidelines and Procedures, 1974-1995 and undated series 5box 8folder 3
Department of Interior--National Register--Historic District Listings, 1977-1978 series 5box 8folder 4
Department of Interior--National Register--Historic Places Information, 1970-1976 and undated series 5box 9folder 1
Department of Interior--Publications--Bicentennial Guide, 1974 series 5box 9folder 2
Department of Interior--Publications--National Plan for Historic Preservation, 1974-1975 series 5box 9folder 3
Department of Interior--Publications--Standards for Rehabilitation, 1979-1995 series 5box 9folder 4
Department of Interior--Reference Materials--General, 1964-1995 and undated series 5box 9folder 5
Department of Interior--Reference Materials--Articles, 1975-1994 and undated series 5box 9folder 6
Department of Interior--Reference Materials--Tax Act, 1977-1984 and undated series 5box 9folder 7
Department of Interior--Reports and Papers, 1964-1967 series 5box 10folder 1
Department of Interior--Reports and Papers, 1968-1979 series 5box 10folder 2
Department of Interior--Reports and Papers, 1984-1987 series 5box 10folder 3
Department of Interior--Reports and Papers, undated series 5box 10folder 4
Department of Interior--Reports and Papers--[Recollections on the First 12 Years of the National Register], 1979 and undated series 5box 11folder 1
Department of Interior--World Heritage Convention Task Force, 1976-1988 and undated series 5box 11folder 2
Donald W. Insall and Associates, 1985-2001 and undated series 5box 11folder 3
Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette, 1980-1982 series 5box 11folder 4
Economic Research Associates, 1978-1980 and undated series 5box 11folder 5
Foundation for Preservation Technology, undated series 5box 11folder 6
Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum--General Files, 1984-1989 and undated series 5box 11folder 7
Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum--Memos, 1984-1988 series 5box 11folder 8
Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum--Reports and Papers, 1986-1987 series 5box 11folder 9
George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, 1998 and undated series 5box 12folder 1
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, 1974-1984 series 5box 12folder 2
Gracie Mansion Advisory Committee, 1979-1980 series 5box 12folder 3
HABS/HAER Foundation, 2001-2002 series 5box 12folder 4
Haddonfield Preservation Society, 1986-1996 and undated series 5box 12folder 5
Historic Alexandria Foundation, 1966-1983 and undated series 5box 12folder 6
Historic Area Preservation Round Table, 1978-2007 series 5box 12folder 7
Historic Bethlehem Inc.--General Files, 1958 series 5box 12folder 8
Historic Bethlehem Inc.--Publicity, 1956-1958 series 5box 12folder 9
Historic Deerfield, undated series 5box 12folder 10
Historic House Association of America, 1979 series 5box 13folder 1
Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, 1989 series 5box 13folder 2
Historic Savannah Foundation, 1986 and undated series 5box 13folder 3
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, 1972-1985 and undated series 5box 13folder 4
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--General Files, 1972-1995 and undated series 5box 13folder 5
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--World Heritage Convention, 1975-1989 and undated series 5box 13folder 6
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--US/ICOMOS--General Files, 1975-1999 and undated series 5box 13folder 7
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--US/ICOMOS--Correspondence, 1973-2000 and undated series 5box 14folder 1
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--US/ICOMOS--Directories, 1974-1997 and undated series 5box 14folder 2
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--US/ICOMOS--Memos, 1980-1997 series 5box 14folder 3
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--US/ICOMOS--Minutes and Agendas, 1975-1998 series 5box 14folder 4
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--US/ICOMOS--Scholarship, 1980 [Restricted] series 5box 14folder 5
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--US/ICOMOS--Summer Intern Program, 1985-1999 and undated series 5box 15folder 1
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--US/ICOMOS--Venice Charter Revision, 1976-1977 series 5box 15folder 2
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--US/ICOMOS--Wood Committee, 1994-2000 series 5box 15folder 3
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--US/ICOMOS--Wood Committee--Reference Materials, 1992-1994 and undated series 5box 15folder 4
International Study Center for the Preservation of Architecture, 1994-1995 series 5box 15folder 5
Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, 1932-1958 and undated series 5box 15folder 6
Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission, 1979 series 5box 15folder 7
Joint US/USSR Working Group on the Enhancement of the Urban Environment, 1973-1974 series 5box 15folder 8
Joint US/USSR Working Group on the Enhancement of the Urban Environment (Includes Oversize), 1974-1975 and undated series 5box 16folder 1
Keeper's Preservation Education Fund (KPEF)--General Files, 1985-2001 and undated series 5box 16folder 2
Keeper's Preservation Education Fund (KPEF)--Correspondence, 1989-1995 series 5box 16folder 3
Keeper's Preservation Education Fund (KPEF)--Correspondence, 1996-2003 and undated series 5box 16folder 4
Keeper's Preservation Education Fund (KPEF)--Memos and Minutes, 1990-1996 series 5box 16folder 5
Keeper's Preservation Education Fund (KPEF)--Tax Information, 1989-1990 series 5box 16folder 6
League of Historic American Theaters, 1977-1978 series 5box 16folder 7
Mahwah Preservation Commission, 1994-1995 series 5box 16folder 8
Maryland Governor's Consulting Committee on the National Register--General Files (Includes Oversize), 1980-1988 and undated series 5box 17folder 1
Maryland Governor's Consulting Committee on the National Register--Correspondence, 1985-2002 series 5box 17folder 2
Maryland Governor's Consulting Committee on the National Register--Memos and Minutes, 1985-1986 series 5box 17folder 3
Maryland Governor's Consulting Committee on the National Register--Memos and Minutes, 1986 series 5box 17folder 4
Maryland Governor's Consulting Committee on the National Register--Memos and Minutes, 1986 series 5box 18folder 1
Maryland Governor's Consulting Committee on the National Register--Memos and Minutes, 1986 series 5box 18folder 2
Maryland Governor's Consulting Committee on the National Register--Memos and Minutes, 1987 series 5box 18folder 3
Maryland Governor's Consulting Committee on the National Register--Memos and Minutes, 1987-1988 series 5box 18folder 4
Maryland Governor's Consulting Committee on the National Register--Memos and Minutes, 1988-1990 series 5box 19folder 1
Maryland Historical Trust--Publications--Maryland Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan, 1986 series 5box 19folder 2
Maryland Historical Trust--Publications--Maryland Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan--Drafts, 1984 series 5box 19folder 3
Maryland Historical Trust--Publications--Maryland Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan--Drafts, 1984 series 5box 19folder 4
Maryland Historical Trust--Publications--Maryland Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan--Drafts, 1985 series 5box 20folder 1
Massachusetts Historical Commission--Publications, 1966-1967 series 5box 20folder 2
Meridian Corporation, 1979 series 5box 20folder 3
Miami Design Preservation League, 1980 series 5box 20folder 4
Mission Inn Foundation--General Files, 1978-1984 series 5box 20folder 5
Mission Inn Foundation--General Files, 1984-1991 and undated series 5box 20folder 6
Mission Inn Foundation---Reports and Papers, 1983-1984 series 5box 20folder 7
National Building Museum, 1976-1988 series 5box 20folder 8
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers--General Files, 1982-1988 series 5box 20folder 9
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers--Directories, 1982-1994 series 5box 21folder 1
National Conservation Advisory Council, 1975-1979 series 5box 21folder 2
National Council for Preservation Education, 1979-1981 series 5box 21folder 3
National Park Trust, 1996 series 5box 21folder 4
National Preservation Coordinating Council, 1983-1993 series 5box 21folder 5
National Trust for Historic Preservation--General Files, 1958-1994 and undated series 5box 21folder 6
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Advisory Council Task Force on Federalism and Preservation , 1982-1983 series 5box 21folder 7
National Trust for Historic Preservation--American Express Film Proposal, 1981-1982 and undated series 5box 21folder 8
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Awards and Certificates--Crowninshield Award, 1979-1981 and undated series 5box 22folder 1
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Awards Committee, 1970-1983 and undated series 5box 22folder 2
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Brochures and pamphlets, 1957-1984 and undated series 5box 22folder 3
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Budget and Fundraising, 1977-1984 and undated series 5box 22folder 4
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Correspondence (Incoming), 1958-1982 series 5box 22folder 5
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Correspondence (Incoming), 1982-1993 and undated series 5box 22folder 6
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Correspondence (Outgoing), 1958-1983 series 5box 23folder 1
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Correspondence (Outgoing), 1983-1997 and undated series 5box 23folder 2
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Directories, 1966-1988 and undated series 5box 23folder 3
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Directories--Board of Advisors and Trustees, 1971-1986 series 5box 23folder 4
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Directories--Historic Preservation Officers, 1980-1984 and undated series 5box 23folder 5
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Historic Preservation Training and Education , 1978-1981 and undated series 5box 23folder 6
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Historic Properties, 1982-1984 and undated series 5box 24folder 1
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Informational Materials, 1966-1984 and undated series 5box 24folder 2
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Main Street Program, 1977-1982 and undated series 5box 24folder 3
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Membership, 1958-1982 and undated series 5box 24folder 4
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Memos, 1963-1983 series 5box 24folder 5
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Memos, 1983-1984 series 5box 24folder 6
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Memos, 1984-1994 series 5box 25folder 1
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Historic Preservation Forum, 1987 and undated series 5box 25folder 2
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Notes, 1967-1984 and undated series 5box 25folder 3
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Publications, 1963-1984 and undated series 5box 25folder 4
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Reports and Papers, 1957-1973 series 5box 25folder 5
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Reports and Papers, 1980-1984 series 5box 25folder 6
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Schedules and Itineraries, 1964-1984 and undated series 5box 25folder 7
National Trust for Historic Preservation--Special Events and Meetings, 1958-1986 and undated series 5box 25folder 8
National Trust for Scotland--General Files, 1963-1969 and undated series 5box 26folder 1
National Trust for Scotland--Correspondence, 1968-1980 series 5box 26folder 2
New York Landmarks Conservancy--General Files, 1978-1981 and undated series 5box 26folder 3
New York Landmarks Conservancy--Publications, 1977-1980 and undated series 5box 26folder 4
New York State Board for Historic Preservation (Includes Oversize), 1979-1986 and undated series 5box 27folder 1
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, 1964-1982 and undated series 5box 27folder 2
Old Port Historic Trust--Reports, 1994 series 5box 27folder 3
Old Salem Inc. , 1967-1969 and undated series 5box 27folder 4
Philadelphia Historic Preservation Corporation--Historic House Challenge Grant, 1992-1993 and undated series 5box 27folder 5
Planting Fields Foundation, 1979 and undated series 5box 27folder 6
Preservation Action, 1978-1998 and undated series 5box 27folder 7
Preservation Alliance of Virginia--General Files, 1983-1997 and undated series 5box 28folder 1
Preservation Alliance of Virginia--Conferences and Workshops, 1984-1988 series 5box 28folder 2
Preservation Alliance of Virginia--Correspondence, 1983-1988 series 5box 28folder 3
Preservation Alliance of Virginia--Memos and Minutes, 1984-1986 and undated series 5box 28folder 4
Preservation Alliance of Virginia--Reports and Papers, 1987 series 5box 28folder 5
Preservation Alliance of Virginia--Waterford Case, 1984 series 5box 28folder 6
Preservation League of New York State--General Files, 1979-1981 and undated series 5box 28folder 7
Preservation League of New York State--Coalition to Save Camp Sagamore, 1983 series 5box 28folder 8
Rosemont Historic District, 1992 and undated series 5box 28folder 9
Save Historic Rhodes Tavern Initiative Committee, 1984 series 5box 28folder 10
Save Lucy Committee (Includes Oversize), 1974 series 5box 28folder 11
Shakertown at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, Inc., 1983 series 5box 29folder 1
Society of Architectural Historians, 1954-1999 and undated series 5box 29folder 2
Steelcase, 1985-1987 and undated series 5box 29folder 3
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO)--General Files, 1963-1987 and undated series 5box 29folder 4
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO)--Reports and Papers, 1956-1988 series 5box 29folder 5
Victorian Society of America--General Files (Includes Oversize), 1966-1999 and undated series 5box 29folder 6
Victorian Society of America--Correspondence, 1972-1999 and undated series 5box 29folder 7
Victorian Society of America--Directories, 1975-1996 and undated series 5box 30folder 1
Victorian Society of America--Grant Applications, 1970-1979 and undated series 5box 30folder 2
Victorian Society of America--Memos and Minutes, 1970-2001 series 5box 30folder 3
Vielles Maisons Francaises, 1975-1976 and undated series 5box 30folder 4
Miscellaneous--Awards and Certificates (Includes Oversize), 1966-1991 and undated series 5box 30folder 5

Series 6: Speeches and Lectures, 1955-2001 and undated (2.50 linear feet)

This series consists of speeches, drafts of speeches, notes, outlines, speaking invitations and related correspondence, and reference materials that Murtagh used when writing his speeches. Also included in this series are speeches given by others in the field of historic preservation. The majority of the speeches in this series were given by Murtagh as a representative of the National Trust or at national and international conferences. Speeches given as part of a conference or workshop are located together with supporting materials, when present, in series VII: Conferences and Workshops. In cases where the presentation of the document is unclear, materials were treated as printed papers and placed in Series VIII: Reports and Papers.

The series is divided into two main parts, speeches by Murtagh and speeches by others. For those speeches given by Murtagh, the arrangement is alphabetical by speech title. When available, the venues and/or locations of the speech are also given. Functional titles were assigned to untitled speeches and are indicated by brackets. Speeches given by others are arranged alphabetically by last name. At the end of the series are other materials such as notes, outlines, and source materials. Audiotapes of speeches and lectures were removed and placed in Series XIII: Audiovisual Materials.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
By Murtagh--[Centennial of 1876], 1976 series 6box 1folder 1
By Murtagh--[Commencement Address]--Goucher College (Baltimore, MD), 1997 series 6box 1folder 2
By Murtagh--[Commencement Address]--Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA), 1982 series 6box 1folder 3
By Murtagh--[Cultural Preservation], 1996 series 6box 1folder 4
By Murtagh--[Dedication]--Lockwood-Mathews Mansion (Norwalk, CT), undated series 6box 1folder 5
By Murtagh--[Dedication]--Michigan Theater Gala (Ann Arbor, MI), 1981-1982 and undated series 6box 1folder 6
By Murtagh--[Dedication]--Ursuline Convent (New Orleans, LA), 1968 series 6box 1folder 7
By Murtagh--Displacement: Challenge for Preservationists, undated series 6box 1folder 8
By Murtagh--[Financing Historic Preservation in the U. S.]--Society of Architectural Historians (Beverly Hills, CA), 1965 series 6box 1folder 9
By Murtagh--[Germans in America], 1958-1966 and undated series 6box 1folder 10
By Murtagh--[Germans in America]--Ephrata Cloister (Ephrata, PA), 1968 series 6box 1folder 11
By Murtagh--[Government and Historic Preservation]--American Institute of Architecture Students (Washington, DC), 1996 series 6box 1folder 12
By Murtagh--[Government and Historic Preservation]--Congress for Recreation and Parks (Seattle, WA), 1968 series 6box 1folder 13
By Murtagh--[Government and Historic Preservation]--Easement Conference (Pottstown, PA), 1979 series 6box 1folder 14
By Murtagh--[Government and Historic Preservation]--William Trent House (Trenton, NJ), 1969 series 6box 1folder 15
By Murtagh--[Government Programs]--(Orlando, FL), 1978 series 6box 1folder 16
By Murtagh--The Historic Building and District: A Definition--Preservation and Building Codes Conference (Washington, DC), 1974 series 6box 1folder 17
By Murtagh--[Historic Sites and Educational Spectrum]--Sacramento State College (Sacramento, CA), 1966 series 6box 1folder 18
By Murtagh--History of Current State of Preservation in the United States, undated series 6box 1folder 19
By Murtagh--The Hudson Valley-Some Thoughts for America's Chateau Country, undated series 6box 1folder 20
By Murtagh--International Preservation: A Commentary on Cuba--Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA), 1997-1998 series 6box 1folder 21
By Murtagh--Keeping There in Pittsburgh and Elsewhere--Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation (Pittsburgh, PA), 1994 series 6box 1folder 22
By Murtagh--[Keynote Address]--California Historic Preservation Conference (San Jose, CA), 1978 series 6box 1folder 23
By Murtagh--[Keynote Address]--Historic Savannah Foundation (Savannah, GA), 1984 series 6box 1folder 24
By Murtagh--Lost and Found: Philadelphia Remembered--AIA Preservation Breakfast (Philadelphia, PA), 1999-2000 and undated series 6box 1folder 25
By Murtagh--Moravian City Planning--Society of Architectural Historians (New York City, NY), 1960 series 6box 1folder 26
By Murtagh--[Moravians]--Wachovia Historical Society (Winston-Salem, NC), 1962-1963 series 6box 2folder 1
By Murtagh--[National Register]--American Association for State and Local History (Washington, DC), 1968 series 6box 2folder 2
By Murtagh--National Register and the Historic Preservation Act of 1966--Workshop: Architectural Preservation (Gainesville, FL), 1970 series 6box 2folder 3
By Murtagh--Need for Preservation--Delaware Preservation Conference (New Castle, DE), 1962 series 6box 2folder 4
By Murtagh--People, Buildings, and Preservation: Neighborhood Revitalization, undated series 6box 2folder 5
By Murtagh--Preservation as an Aspect of the Environment Issue--Illinois State Historical Society, 1972 series 6box 2folder 6
By Murtagh--Preservation Challenges: Adaptive to the Winds of Change--Simms Preservation Center (Charleston, SC), 1995 series 6box 2folder 7
By Murtagh--Preservation in America--(Reykjavik, Iceland), 1998 and undated series 6box 2folder 8
By Murtagh--Preservation in the United States--(St. Augustine, FL), 1967 series 6box 2folder 9
By Murtagh--Preservation in the United States--(Tokyo, Japan), 1962 series 6box 2folder 10
By Murtagh--Preservation in the World Village--Columbus Museum (Columbus, GA), 1998 series 6box 2folder 11
By Murtagh--[Preservation Initiatives in New England]--Preservation in New England (Worcester, MA), 1982-1984 and undated series 6box 2folder 12
By Murtagh--Preservation of Historic Sites in the United States--Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio (Cincinnati, OH), 1961 series 6box 2folder 13
By Murtagh--[Rehabilitation and Adaptive Use]--Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions (Chestertown, MD), 1983 series 6box 2folder 14
By Murtagh--Restoration of Historic Houses--Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Charlottesville, VA), 1985 series 6box 2folder 15
By Murtagh--[Retrospective and Prospective Remarks]--Charlestown Preservation Field School (Charlestown, SC), 1995 series 6box 2folder 16
By Murtagh--[Various]--Smithsonian Associates, 1966-1986 and undated series 6box 2folder 17
By Murtagh--[Volunteer Appreciation]--Woodlawn Plantation (Mount Vernon, VA), 1998 series 6box 2folder 18
By Murtagh--[Walled Gardens]--Old Wall Garden Club (Alexandria, VA), 1964 series 6box 2folder 19
By Others (Alexander, Edward P.)--Historic Sites and Museums in the South--American Association for State and Local History (Miami, FL), 1962 series 6box 3folder 1
By Others (Brown, Floyd)--Historic Preservation Tax Provisions, 1979 series 6box 3folder 2
By Others (Collins, Robertson E.)--[Keynote Address]--Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (Cranbrook, IL), 1982 series 6box 3folder 3
By Others (Collins, Robertson E.)--What the Client Expects in a Preservation Architect--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983 series 6box 3folder 4
By Others (Connally, Ernest)--[Government Involvement in Historic Preservation]--Preservation Conference for Public Agencies (Alexandria, VA), 1976 series 6box 3folder 5
By Others (Connally, Ernest)--[Historic Districts]--(Puerto Rico), 1971 series 6box 3folder 6
By Others (Connally, Ernest)--Hopes for the Future: Federal Perspective on our Partnership--Annual Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, undated series 6box 3folder 7
By Others (Dalibard, Jacques)--Canada's Contribution to Cultural Preservation--UNESCO Smithsonian Conference for North American Journalists (Washington, DC), 1984 series 6box 3folder 8
By Others (Gilmore, Jann)--[Tax Certification], 1979 series 6box 3folder 9
By Others (Gilmore, Jann)--[Tax Certification], 1979 series 6box 3folder 10
By Others (Hoffstot, H. P., Mrs.)--[History of Preservation Movement], undated series 6box 3folder 11
By Others [Hvozda, John J.]--[Archaeology]--PEO Club, undated series 6box 3folder 12
By Others (Jandl, H. Ward)--[Federal Tax Incentives]--Heritage Canada Annual Meeting, 1980 series 6box 3folder 13
By Others (Kobayashi, Bunji)--Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel in Tokyo--Society of Architectural Historians (St. Louis, MO), 1968 series 6box 3folder 14
By Others (Lind, Stephen A.)--Taxation as a Preservation Tool, 1976 series 6box 3folder 15
By Others (Oldham, Sarah)--Economics of the Tax Reform Act--Tax Reform Act Conference, 1978 series 6box 3folder 16
By Others (Orlov, Mark A.)--Development of Tourism and Peculiar Features of Designing Large Tourist Centres, undated series 6box 3folder 17
By Others (Rath, Frederick)--Project Planning--Historic House Keeping (Cooperstown, NY), 1955 series 6box 3folder 18
By Others (Rogers, Jerry L)--[Federal Tax Incentives], 1980 series 6box 3folder 19
By Others (Shay, Howell Lewis)--Pennsylvania's Future-a Look to the Past, undated series 6box 3folder 20
By Others (Silva, Roland)--Archeology, the Pathfinder to History, 1983 series 6box 3folder 21
By Others (Tiller, de Teel Patterson)--Whose Culture is it Anyway?: Exploring Preservation Values, 1983 series 6box 3folder 22
By Others (Various)--[Economic Incentives and Historic Preservation], 1977-1980 and undated series 6box 3folder 23
By Others (Ziegler, Art)--[Pennsylvania Preservation), 1979 series 6box 3folder 24
By Others (unidentified), 1984 and undated series 6box 3folder 25
Miscellaneous, 1957-2001 series 6box 3folder 26
Notes and Outlines, 1967-1987 and undated series 6box 3folder 27
Notes and Outlines--Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1955 series 6box 4folder 1
Source Materials, 1956-1965 series 6box 4folder 2
Source Materials, 1965-1968 series 6box 4folder 3
Source Materials, 1968-1969 series 6box 4folder 4
Source Materials, 1970-1978 series 6box 5folder 1
Source Materials, 1978-1979 series 6box 5folder 2
Source Materials, 1979-1984 series 6box 5folder 3
Source Materials, undated series 6box 5folder 4
Speaker's Bureaus, 1979-1985 series 6box 5folder 5

Series 7: Conferences and Workshops, 1957-2003 and undated (4.75 linear feet)

Series VII contains programs, papers and proceedings, correspondence, and promotional materials from conferences and workshops that Murtagh attended. The bulk of the material relates to conferences and workshops sponsored by either the National Trust for Historic Preservation or the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). Murtagh's participated in many of the conferences as a speaker or as an organizing committee member. Many speeches and lectures given at conferences may be found in this series under the appropriate conference listing. Speeches and lectures with no other conference documentation may be found in Series VI: Speeches and Lectures. Arrangement is alphabetical by the organization or conference title, with the exception of a folder of miscellaneous material which is located at the end of the series. Audio tapes were removed and placed in Series XIII: Audiovisual Materials.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation--National Symposium on State Environmental Legislation (Washington, DC), 1972 series 7box 1folder 1
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation--National Symposium on State Environmental Legislation (Washington, DC), 1972 series 7box 1folder 2
Alabama Historical Commission--Preservation Conference, 16th Annual (Montgomery, AL), 1982-1983 series 7box 1folder 3
American Association of Museums, New England Conference (North Andover, MA), 1968 series 7box 1folder 4
Association for Preservation Technology (APT)--Annual Meetings, 1971-1988 series 7box 1folder 5
American Association for State and Local History, 10th Annual Meeting, 1989 series 7box 1folder 6
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture--Annual Meeting, 1979 series 7box 1folder 7
Biltmore Estate Centennial (Asheville, NC), 1995 series 7box 1folder 8
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation--Europe in Colonial America (Williamsburg, VA), 1973 series 7box 1folder 9
Council of Europe--Symposium 4, the Big European Cities and Change (Berlin, Germany), 1975-1976 series 7box 1folder 10
Council on Foundations--40th and 41st Annual Meetings, 1990 series 7box 1folder 11
Dallas County Heritage Society--Heritage Awareness: Old City Park (Dallas, TX), 1981 series 7box 2folder 1
Department of Defense--Legacy International Cultural Resources Workshops (Washington, D.C.), 1993 series 7box 2folder 2
Graduate Symposium on the History of Art (Philadelphia, PA), 1953-1956 series 7box 2folder 3
Harvard University--Seminars on the Role of History in Landscape Architecture Education and Practice (Cambridge, MA), 1975-1976 series 7box 2folder 4
Heritage Townscapes (Dunedin, New Zealand), 1992 series 7box 2folder 5
International Center for Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property--General Assembly, 7th Annual (Rome, Italy), 1972-1973 series 7box 2folder 6
International Center for Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property--General Assembly, 7th Annual (Rome, Italy), 1973 series 7box 2folder 7
International Center for Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property--General Assembly, 13th Annual (Rome, Italy), 1984 series 7box 2folder 8
International Colloquium on the Conservation of Historic Towns (Bruges, Belgium), 1975 and undated series 7box 2folder 9
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--General Assembly, 6th Annual (Rome, Italy), 1980-1981 series 7box 3folder 1
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--General Assembly, 7th Annual (Rostock/Dresden, Germany), 1983-1984 series 7box 3folder 2
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--General Assembly, 7th Annual (Rostock/Dresden, Germany), 1984-1986 series 7box 3folder 3
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--General Assembly, 7th Annual (Rostock/Dresden, Germany), 1984-1986 series 7box 3folder 4
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--General Assembly, 8th Annual (Washington, DC), 1987 series 7box 3folder 5
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--General Assembly, 8th Annual (Washington, DC)--Coordinating Committee, 1983-1986 series 7box 3folder 6
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--General Assembly, 8th Annual (Washington, DC)--Coordinating Committee, 1986-1987 and undated series 7box 3folder 7
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--General Assembly, 9th Annual (Lausanne, Switzerland), 1990 series 7box 4folder 1
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--General Assembly, 10th Annual (Colombo, Sri Lanka), 1992-1993 and undated series 7box 4folder 2
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--General Assembly, 11th Annual (Sofia, Bulgaria), 1993-1996 and undated series 7box 4folder 3
Mary Washington College--"Remembering the Future" (Fredericksburg, Virginia) (Includes Oversize), 1986-1987 series 7box 4folder 4
Maryland Historical Trust/Preservation Maryland--Annual Conferences, 1982-1985 series 7box 4folder 5
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conferences--General Files, 1957-1999 series 7box 4folder 6
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 12th Annual (New Orleans, LA), 1958 series 7box 4folder 7
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 32nd Annual (Chicago, IL), 1978 series 7box 5folder 1
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 34th Annual (New York City, NY), 1980 series 7box 5folder 2
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 36th Annual (Louisville, KY), 1982 and undated series 7box 5folder 3
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 37th Annual (San Antonio, TX)--General Files, 1982-1983 and undated series 7box 5folder 4
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 37th Annual (San Antonio, TX)--Correspondence and Memos, 1982-1983 series 7box 5folder 5
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 38th Annual (Baltimore, MD), 1982-1984 series 7box 5folder 6
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 40th Annual (Kansas City, MO), 1986 series 7box 5folder 7
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 41st Annual (Washington, DC), 1987 series 7box 5folder 8
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 42nd Annual (Cincinnati, OH), 1988 series 7box 5folder 9
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 44th Annual (Charleston, SC), 1990 series 7box 5folder 10
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 47th Annual (St. Louis, MO), 1993 series 7box 5folder 11
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 48th Annual (Boston, MA), 1994 series 7box 6folder 1
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 52nd Annual (Savannah, GA), 1998 series 7box 6folder 2
National Trust for Historic Preservation--National Preservation Conference, 53rd Annual (Washington, DC), 1999 series 7box 6folder 3
National Trust for Historic Preservation--"Preservation: Toward and Ethic in the Eighties" (Williamsburg, VA), 1979 series 7box 6folder 4
National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Association for Preservation Technology--Successful Rehabilitation Workshops, 1982-1983 and undated series 7box 6folder 5
Ohio Historical Society--"Places and Spaces" (Cincinnati, OH), 1993 series 7box 6folder 6
Preservation and Urban Revitalization (Roanoke, VA), 1982 series 7box 6folder 7
Rome Centre--North American International Regional Conference (Williamsburg, VA and Philadelphia, PA), 1971-1973 series 7box 6folder 8
Rome Centre--North American International Regional Conference (Williamsburg, VA and Philadelphia, PA)--Reports and Papers, 1972 series 7box 7folder 1
Seminar for Historical Administrators (Williamsburg, VA), 1959-1999 series 7box 7folder 2
Smithsonian Institution/UNESCO--Crisis in Our Cultural Heritage: Why Preserve the Past? (Washington, DC), 1984 series 7box 7folder 3
Society of Architectural Historians--"Architectural Historian in America" (Washington, D.C.), 1988 series 7box 7folder 4
Society of Architectural Historians--Various, 1957-1958 series 7box 7folder 5
Society of Architectural Historians--Various, 1967-1973 series 7box 7folder 6
State Historic Preservation Officers--Annual Meetings, 1975-2000 series 7box 7folder 7
Tourism and Heritage Conservation Conference (Jakarta and Solo, Indonesia), 1985-1986 and undated series 7box 8folder 1
Tourism and Heritage Conservation Conference (Jakarta and Solo, Indonesia), undated series 7box 8folder 2
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO)--Preservation of Historic Quarters, Towns, and Sites, and their integration into a modern environment (Warsaw, Poland), 1974-1976 series 7box 8folder 3
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO)--Preservation of Historic Quarters, Towns, and Sites, and their integration into a modern environment (Warsaw, Poland), 1976 series 7box 8folder 4
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO)/International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)-Meeting of Experts on Systems of Inventorying Cultural Property (Warsaw, Poland), 1977 series 7box 8folder 5
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO)/International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--Meeting of Experts on Systems of Inventorying Cultural Property (Warsaw, Poland), 1977 series 7box 9folder 1
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO)/International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)--Meeting of Experts on Systems of Inventorying Cultural Property (Warsaw, Poland), 1977 series 7box 9folder 2
U. S. International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)/Leeds Foundation--History Preservation: New Tools for the 1980s (Leeds, England), 1975-1980 and undated series 7box 9folder 3
U. S. International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)/Leeds Foundation --History Preservation: New Tools for the 1980s (Leeds, England)--Papers, 1980 and undated series 7box 9folder 4
Victorian Society of America, 1970-1999 and undated series 7box 9folder 5
Miscellaneous Conference Materials, 1957-1967 series 7box 10folder 1
Miscellaneous Conference Materials, 1970-2003 and undated series 7box 10folder 2

Series 8: Reports and Papers, 1951-1999 and undated (1.50 linear feet)

Series VIII contains papers, reports, and drafts reviewed, used, or written by Murtagh over the course of his career. Also included in this series are drafts of articles written by other people and intended for publication. Arrangement is alphabetical by title. When available, individual or organization authorship is provided. Papers by Murtagh are also located in Series V and Series VII and are filed with related organizations, conferences and workshops.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
The American Experience with Historic Districts (Lee, Antoinette J.), undated series 8box 1folder 1
Architects in Historic Preservation (American Institute of Architects), 1990 series 8box 1folder 2
Architectural History and Historic Preservation in the United States (Longstreth, Richard), 1999 series 8box 1folder 3
The Architecture and Town Planning of Harmony Society (Douglas, Paul), 1971 and undated series 8box 1folder 4
Beginner's Guide to Historical Research of Georgetown Structures, 1966 series 8box 1folder 5
[Carl Schurz], undated series 8box 1folder 6
Centennial Square, Victoria, B. C. (Centennial Victoria Square Committee), 1965 series 8box 1folder 7
A Citizen's Guide for Historic Conservation (American Revolution Bicentennial Administration and HUD), 1976 series 8box 1folder 8
Colonial Williamsburg the First Twenty-Five Years (Colonial Williamsburg, Inc.), 1951 series 8box 1folder 9
Concept Paper: Tourism Development Planning for Cambodia (Collins, Robertson E.), 1991 series 8box 1folder 10
Cultural Conservation: the Protection of Cultural Heritage in the United States, 1982 series 8box 1folder 11
Cultural Preservation in Japan Some Lessons for America (Utley, Robert), undated series 8box 1folder 12
David E. Finley (Doheny, D. A.), 1999 series 8box 1folder 13
The Displacement Problem in Revitalized Urban Neighborhoods (Urban Consortium's Community and Economic Development Task Force), 1977 series 8box 1folder 14
Endangered Architecture: Japan's Early Western Buildings (Finn, Dallas), 1978 series 8box 1folder 15
Environmental Neglect (Murtagh, William), undated series 8box 1folder 16
Financial Means for Conservation and Restoration Problems (Van Den Abeele, Andries), 1975 series 8box 1folder 17
Fort Burgwin Conference on National Archeological Policies, undated series 8box 1folder 18
A Guide to Old Economy, Third and Last Home of the Harmony Society (Reibel, Daniel B.), 1966 series 8box 1folder 19
The Heritage Agenda: Enduring the Future of Washington's Past (Washington Centennial Commission), 1988 series 8box 2folder 1
Historic and Architectural Resources of Route 66 Through New Mexico (Kramer, David), 1992 series 8box 2folder 2
Historic Preservation-a Planning Opportunity (Scharmer, Roger P.), 1974 series 8box 2folder 3
Historic Preservation is not a Thing of the Past (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 1974 series 8box 2folder 4
Historic Preservation of the Karton Kasunanan Surakarta, 1992 series 8box 2folder 5
Historical Integrity and Local Significance in the Pacific Island Context (Apple, Russell and Jerry L. Rogers), undated series 8box 2folder 6
Institutional Racism (Manley, Robert E. and C. Gregory Dale), 1983 series 8box 2folder 7
[Loudoun County Historic District Guidelines], 1986 series 8box 2folder 8
The Mores-Libby House: An Architectural Survey (Phillips, Morgan W.), 1973 series 8box 2folder 9
National Performance Review of the National Historic Preservation Partnership (Historic Preservation Performance Review Committee), 1994 series 8box 2folder 10
National Endowment for the Arts Study Report to the City of Alexandria, Virginia (Hammer, Siter, George Associates), 1975 series 8box 2folder 11
The Philadelphia National Shrines Project (Peterson, Charles E.), 1947 series 8box 2folder 12
Past, Present and Future: the Place of the House Museum (Butler, Patrick H.), 1995 series 8box 2folder 13
The Philippine Papers (Collins, Robertson E.), 1991 series 8box 2folder 14
A Position Paper on Neighborhood Preservation (Action for Preservation in Philadelphia), 1979 series 8box 2folder 15
[Preservation in the Caribbean], 1970-1974 and undated series 8box 3folder 1
Preservation in Oceania: Pacific Cultures at Risk-Proposal (Murtagh, William J.), 1995 series 8box 3folder 2
Preservation of America's Maritime Heritage (Maritime Heritage Task Force), 1984 series 8box 3folder 3
Preservation of Historic Architecture in Czechoslovakia (Fitch, James Marston), undated series 8box 3folder 4
Preservation of Our Heritage-Buildings of Architectural and Historic Interest (Strickland, Lee S.), undated series 8box 3folder 5
[Proposal for Future Organization of the Preservation Movement], undated series 8box 3folder 6
Recommendations for Interpretation Uchida Coffee Farm Project (Chapman, William), 1995 series 8box 3folder 7
Renovation's Promise: Construction's New Growth Market (Sweet's White Paper Report), undated series 8box 3folder 8
[Report of U. S. Delegation to the Special Committee on the Preservation of Cultural Property], 1968 series 8box 3folder 9
The Restoration Architect Responsibilities and Qualifications, 1974 series 8box 3folder 10
Sausalito Historic District (Sausalito Landmarks Board), 1980 series 8box 3folder 11
Settlement and House-Forms of the Glass-maker Wood Clearance (Schilli, Hermann), 1953 series 8box 3folder 12
[Victorian Architecture] (Guter, Bob), 1981 series 8box 3folder 13
The Will of Stephen Charlton and Hungars Parish (Stitt, Susan), 1965 series 8box 3folder 14

Series 9: Projects, 1968-2000 and undated (3.0 linear feet)

This series consists of correspondence, reference materials, reports, and proposals relating to Murtagh's post-retirement work on a number of grants as well as his work as a consultant to preservation organizations around the country. Significant projects found in this series include a contract with the Getty Conservation Institute to perform preliminary research on U. S. inventories of historic sites and buildings; a program organized by the United States Information Agency to explore the possibility of international assistance for Indonesia in the protection of their cultural heritage; a joint project with the National Park Service and the University of Hawaii to evaluate historic preservation training in Micronesia; and a number of television documentaries. Arrangement is alphabetical by organization with the exception of a folder of miscellaneous material that is located at the end of the series.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Annenberg/CPT--Television Documentary--Building on Time: The History and Theory of Preservation--Correspondence, 1988-1989 series 9box 1folder 1
Annenberg/CPT--Television Documentary--Building on Time: The History and Theory of Preservation--General Files, 1988-1989 and undated series 9box 1folder 2
Annenberg/CPT--Television Documentary--Building on Time: The History and Theory of Preservation--Proposals, 1989-1990 series 9box 1folder 3
Christ Church (Alexandria, VA)--Correspondence, 1990-1998 series 9box 1folder 4
Christ Church (Alexandria, VA)--Proposals, 1998 series 9box 1folder 5
Christ Church (Alexandria, VA)--Reference Materials, undated series 9box 1folder 6
Christ Church (Alexandria, VA)--Reports and Papers, 1999 series 9box 1folder 7
City of Apalachicola (FL), 1996 series 9box 1folder 8
Getty Conservation Institute--Indonesia--Karaton Surakarta, 1993-1994 series 9box 1folder 9
Getty Conservation Institute--[U. S. Historic Sites Inventories]--Contract, 2000 series 9box 1folder 10
Getty Conservation Institute--[U. S. Historic Sites Inventories]--Correspondence, 2000 series 9box 1folder 11
Getty Conservation Institute--[U. S. Historic Sites Inventories]--Directories, 1995-2000 and undated series 9box 2folder 1
Getty Conservation Institute--[U. S. Historic Sites Inventories]--Notes, 2000 series 9box 2folder 2
Getty Conservation Institute--[U. S. Historic Sites Inventories]--Reference Materials, 1985-2000 series 9box 2folder 3
Getty Conservation Institute--[U.S. Historic Sites Inventories]--Reference Materials, 2000 and undated series 9box 2folder 4
Getty Conservation Institute--[U. S. Historic Sites Inventories]--Reference Materials--State Sponsored Info, 1998-1999 series 9box 2folder 5
Getty Conservation Institute--[U. S. Historic Sites Inventories]--Reference Materials--State Sponsored Info, 1999 series 9box 2folder 6
Getty Conservation Institute--[U. S. Historic Sites Inventories]--Reference Materials--State Sponsored Info, 2000 and undated series 9box 3folder 1
Getty Conservation Institute--[U. S. Historic Sites Inventories]--Reports and Papers, 2000 series 9box 3folder 2
Jan Hird Pokorny Architects and Planners--Planting Fields Arboretum, 1980 series 9box 3folder 3
KTCA Television (St. Paul, MN)--Television Documentary--NEA Proposal--A Time for Choice, 1980 series 9box 3folder 4
Landmarks Preservation Commission (Palm Beach, FL)--Correspondence, 1980 series 9box 3folder 5
Landmarks Preservation Commission (Palm Beach, FL)--Notes, undated series 9box 3folder 6
Landmarks Preservation Commission (Palm Beach, FL)--Reference Materials, 1980 series 9box 3folder 7
Landmarks Preservation Commission (Palm Beach, FL)--Reports and Papers, 1980 series 9box 3folder 8
Meadows/Wool Architects--Lowell National Historical Park, 1979 series 9box 3folder 9
National Park Service and University of Hawaii at Manoa--Micronesia Training Assessment Project, 1993-1994 series 9box 3folder 10
National Park Service and University of Hawaii at Manoa--Micronesia Training Assessment Project--Correspondence, 1992-1995 series 9box 3folder 11
National Park Service and University of Hawaii at Manoa--Micronesia Training Assessment Project--Notes, 1993-1994 series 9box 3folder 12
National Park Service and University of Hawaii at Manoa--Micronesia Training Assessment Project--Reference Materials, 1968-1995 series 9box 4folder 1
National Park Service and University of Hawaii at Manoa--Micronesia Training Assessment Project--Reports and Papers, 1991-1994 series 9box 4folder 2
National Park Service and University of Hawaii at Manoa--Micronesia Training Assessment Project--Reports and Papers, 1994 and undated series 9box 4folder 3
PBS--Television Documentary--Keeping Time--Proposals, 1981-1989 series 9box 4folder 4
Pennsylvania State University--SOHO (NY) survey, 1970 series 9box 4folder 5
R. L. Stevenson House--Correspondence, 1994-1995 and undated series 9box 4folder 6
R. L. Stevenson House--Notes, 1995 and undated series 9box 4folder 7
R. L. Stevenson House--Reference Materials, 1991 and undated series 9box 5folder 1
RTKI Associates, 1986 and undated series 9box 5folder 2
Salubria, 2000 series 9box 5folder 3
Town of Washington Grove--Television Documentary--Proposals--Town Within a Forest, 1986-1987 and undated series 9box 5folder 4
United States Information Agency--Indonesian Cultural Heritage--Conferences and Workshops, 1988-1993 and undated series 9box 5folder 5
United States Information Agency--Indonesian Cultural Heritage--Correspondence, 1990-1995 and undated series 9box 5folder 6
United States Information Agency--Indonesian Cultural Heritage--General Files, 1982-1993 series 9box 5folder 7
United States Information Agency--Indonesian Cultural Heritage--Notes, undated series 9box 5folder 8
United States Information Agency--Indonesian Cultural Heritage--Reference Materials, 1988-1993 and undated series 9box 5folder 9
United States Information Agency--Indonesian Cultural Heritage--Reports and Papers, 1991-1992 series 9box 5folder 10
United States Information Services (USIS)--Speaker Program--Cambodia, 1996-1997 and undated series 9box 6folder 1
WGBH Educational Foundation--Television--Documentary--Proposals--Heritage Builders, 1972 series 9box 6folder 2
WHA-TV (Madison, WI)--Television Documentary--NEH proposal--Preservation: the Management of Change, 1980 series 9box 6folder 3
WHA-TV (Madison, WI)--Television Documentary--Scripts--Preservation: the Management of Change, 1981-1982 series 9box 6folder 4
Miscellaneous Project Materials, 1984-1996 and undated series 9box 6folder 5

Series 10: Travel, 1950-1998 and undated (2.0 linear feet)

The travel series consists of correspondence, itineraries, planning documents, trip reports, photographs, promotional travel literature, and background reading material. Most of the travel referred to in this series was undertaken by Murtagh as either a tour leader or participant on tours with the National Trust for Historic Preservation or US/ICOMOS in both the United States and abroad. Arrangement is chronological with trips listed by destination and/or tour title. The exceptions to this arrangement are trip reports by Murtagh's friend, Robertson Collins, and miscellaneous materials. These files can be found at the end of the series.

Travel related to conferences and workshops or to give speeches and lectures can be found in Series VII and Series VI respectively.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Travel--Europe--General , 1950 series 10box 1folder 1
Travel--Europe--Scrapbook, 1950 series 10box 1folder 2
Travel--Europe--Travel Diary, 1950 series 10box 1folder 3
Travel--Europe--Travel Diary, 1950 series 10box 1folder 4
Travel--Hawaii (National Trust), 1962 series 10box 1folder 5
Travel--Bermuda, 1963-1964 series 10box 1folder 6
Travel--Moravian Centers Abroad, 1965 and undated series 10box 1folder 7
Travel--Caribbean Cruise in Conservation and Preservation (National Trust)--Field Report, 1974 series 10box 1folder 8
Travel--Caribbean Cruise in Conservation and Preservation (National Trust)--General, 1973-1982 and undated series 10box 1folder 9
Travel--Caribbean Cruise in Conservation and Preservation (National Trust)--Reading Materials--Island Resources Foundation, 1972-1974 and undated series 10box 1folder 10
Travel--Caribbean Cruise in Conservation and Preservation (National Trust)--Reading Materials--Jamaica, 1972-1974 series 10box 1folder 11
Travel--New England/Canada Cruise for Preservation--Correspondence, 1983-1984 and undated series 10box 1folder 12
Travel--New England/Canada Cruise for Preservation--General, 1984 and undated series 10box 2folder 1
Travel--Red Sea Passage (National Trust), 1984-1985 and undated series 10box 2folder 2
Travel--China (US/ICOMOS)--Correspondence, 1984-1985 and undated series 10box 2folder 3
Travel--China (US/ICOMOS)--General, 1982-1986 and undated series 10box 2folder 4
Travel--China (US/ICOMOS)--Macau Extension Tour, 1985-1986 series 10box 2folder 5
Travel--The Chesapeake Bay and the Colonial South, 1986 and undated series 10box 2folder 6
Travel--Australia/New Zealand (US/ICOMOS)--Correspondence, 1986-1987 and undated series 10box 2folder 7
Travel--Australia/New Zealand (US/ICOMOS)--Correspondence, 1987 and undated series 10box 2folder 8
Travel--Australia/New Zealand (US/ICOMOS)--Notes and contact lists, 1986-1987 and undated series 10box 2folder 9
Travel--Australia/New Zealand (US/ICOMOS)--Reading Materials, 1981-1986 and undated series 10box 3folder 1
Travel--Passage to Rio, 1987 and undated series 10box 3folder 2
Travel--Prague/Budapest/Vienna (US/ICOMOS)--General, 1986-1988 and undated series 10box 3folder 3
Travel--Prague/Budapest/Vienna (US/ICOMOS)--Reading Materials, undated series 10box 3folder 4
Travel--Indonesia/Singapore (US/ICOMOS)--Correspondence, 1988-1990 and undated series 10box 3folder 5
Travel--Indonesia/Singapore (US/ICOMOS)--General, 1988-1990 and undated series 10box 3folder 6
Travel--Atlantic Heritage (National Trust), 1988-1989 and undated series 10box 3folder 7
Travel--Australia, 1992 series 10box 3folder 8
Travel--Delta Queen, 1993-1994 and undated series 10box 3folder 9
Travel--Heritage of Hawaii and French Polynesia (National Trust), 1994-1995 and undated series 10box 4folder 1
Travel--Hawaii in New England (University of Hawaii)--Brochures and pamphlets, undated series 10box 4folder 2
Travel--Hawaii in New England (University of Hawaii)--Correspondence, 1994-1995 and undated series 10box 4folder 3
Travel--Hawaii in New England (University of Hawaii)--General, 1994-1995 and undated series 10box 4folder 4
Travel--Hawaii in New England (University of Hawaii)--Notes, 1995 and undated series 10box 4folder 5
Travel--Cuba (US/ICOMOS), 1995-1998 and undated series 10box 4folder 6
Travel--Miscellaneous , 1974-1998 and undated series 10box 4folder 7
Travel--Trip Reports, 1984-1996 and undated series 10box 4folder 8

Series 11: Drawings and Blueprints, 1936-1985 and undated (0.50 linear feet and 1 mapcase drawer)

Series XI consists of drawings and blueprints as well as a small number of prints. A majority of the drawings were created by Murtagh as a child although some of the drawings were produced for a Fine Arts Class at the University of the Pennsylvania. The subjects of the drawings range from still lifes to buildings and figure drawings. There are also eight blueprints included in the series, representing a number of projects with which Murtagh was involved. Arrangement is by format.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Blueprints--201 Prince Street (Alexandria, VA) (Oversize Only, MC11 DR7), undated series 11box 1folder 1
Blueprints--Plans for the Moravian Buildings on the North side of Church Street (Bethlehem, PA) (Oversize Only, MC11 DR7), 1897 series 11box 1folder 1
Blueprints--Plans for the Moravian Buildings on the North side of Church Street (Bethlehem, PA) (Oversize Only, MC11 DR7), 1897 series 11box 1folder 1
Blueprints--Columbus Street Project (Alexandria, VA) (Oversize Only, MC11 DR7), 1965 series 11box 1folder 1
Blueprints--Old Salem, Fourth House Lot 50 (Salem, NC) (Oversize Only, MC11 DR7), 1965 series 11box 1folder 1
Blueprints--Creole House Site Plan (Prairie Du Rocher, IL) (Oversize Only, MC11 DR7), 1979 series 11box 1folder 1
Blueprints--Hotel del Coronado (Coronado, CA) (Oversize Only, MC11 DR7), 1985 series 11box 1folder 1
Blueprints--123 W. Gwinnett Street (Savannah, GA) (Oversize Only, MC11 DR7), undated series 11box 1folder 1
Drawings--By Murtagh (Oversize Only, MC11 DR7), 1946-1948 and undated series 11box 1folder 2
Drawings--By Murtagh (Oversize Only, MC11 DR7), undated series 11box 1folder 3
Drawings--By Murtagh (Oversize Only, MC11 DR7), undated series 11box 1folder 4
Drawings--By Murtagh (Oversize Only, MC11 DR 7), 1947 and undated series 11box 1folder 5
Drawings--By Murtagh (Oversize Only, MC11, DR7), undated series 11box 1folder 6
Prints--Leipzig, Germany and Bethlehem, PA (Oversize Only), 1750-1793 series 11box 1folder 7
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1954-1975 and undated series 11box 2folder 1
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 2
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 3
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 4
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 5
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 6
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 7
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 8
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 9
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 11
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 12
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 13
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 14
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 15
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 16
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 17
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 18
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 19
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 20
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 21
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 22
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 23
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 24
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 25
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 26
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 27
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 28
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 29
Drawings--By Murtagh, 1935-1938 and undated series 11box 2folder 30
Prints, 1973 and undated series 11box 2folder 31

Series 12: Photographs, 1954-2000 and undated (1,146 items)

This series contains black and white and color photographs as well as some slides and negatives. A significant portion of the photographs were pulled from Series I through X during processing. The remaining images were found loose in the collection. Images found in this series include family photographs, travel snapshots, images documenting historic structures and buildings, publicity images of William J. Murtagh, and photos from conferences and other special events that Murtagh attended over the years. Of particular note are almost 200 images acquired for the research and publication of Murtagh's book, Keeping Time. Arrangement follows the order of the series, boxes, and folders from which the photographs originated. Images not originating from a pre-existing series are arranged alphabetically by subject matter.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Series I, Box 1 (3 items) series 12box 1folder 1
Series II, Box 1 (3 items) series 12box 1folder 2
Series II, Box 2 (4 items) series 12box 1folder 3
Series II, Box 3 (3 items) series 12box 1folder 4
Series II, Box 4 (12 items) series 12box 1folder 5
Series III, Box 7 (54 items) series 12box 1folder 6
Series IV, Box 1 (20 items) series 12box 1folder 7
Series IV, Box 2, Folders 2-7 (30 items) series 12box 1folder 8
Series IV, Box 2, Folders 8-13 (16 items) series 12box 1folder 9
Series IV, Box 3, Folder 1 (19 items) series 12box 2folder 1
Series IV, Box 3, Folder 3 (46 items) series 12box 2folder 2
Series IV, Box 3, Folder 3 (57 items) series 12box 2folder 3
Series IV, Box 3, Folder 3 (6 items) series 12box 2folder 4
Series IV, Box 3, Folder 4 (2 items) series 12box 2folder 5
Series IV, Box 12 (4 items) series 12box 2folder 6
Series V, Box 3 (4 items) series 12box 2folder 7
Series V, Box 7 (6 items) series 12box 2folder 8
Series V, Box 9 (1 item) series 12box 2folder 9
Series V, Box 17 (2 items) series 12box 2folder 10
Series V, Box 22 (1 item) series 12box 2folder 11
Series V, Box 23 (4 items) series 12box 2folder 12
Series VI, Box 2 (30 items) series 12box 2folder 13
Series VII, Box 1 (1 item) series 12box 2folder 14
Series VII, Box 2 (1 item) series 12box 2folder 15
Series VII, Box 7 (1 item) series 12box 2folder 16
Series VII, Box 9 (40 items) series 12box 2folder 17
Series VIII, Box 1 (17 items) series 12box 3folder 1
Series VIII, Box 3 (43 items) series 12box 3folder 2
Series IX, Box 1 (42 items) series 12box 3folder 3
Series IX, Box 5 (27 items) series 12box 3folder 4
Series X, Box 2 (2 items) series 12box 3folder 5
Series X, Box 4 (35 items) series 12box 3folder 6
Oversize 2 (6 items) series 12box 3folder 7
Buildings and Structures (45 items), 1956-1978 and undated series 12box 3folder 8
Buildings and Structures (19 items) series 12box 3folder 9
Buildings and Structures [Castine, ME] (57 items), circa 1972 series 12box 4folder 1
Buildings and Structures (Independence National Historic Park) (47 items), 1950s series 12box 4folder 2
Buildings and Structures (Independence National Historic Park) (13 items), 1950s series 12box 4folder 3
Buildings and Structures (Winston-Salem, NC) (15 items) series 12box 4folder 4
Family photos (22 items) series 12box 4folder 5
Miscellaneous (87 items) series 12box 4folder 6
Negatives, Slides and contact prints (118 items) series 12box 4folder 7
Negatives, Slides and contact prints (15 items) series 12box 5folder 1
Other people (88 items) series 12box 5folder 2
William J. Murtagh--alone (78 items) series 12box 5folder 3
William J. Murtagh--with others (96 items) series 12box 5folder 4
Oversize images (5 items) (Oversize Only, MC11 DR7) series 12box 6folder 1

Series 13: Audiovisual Materials, 1975-1996 (5 items)

Series XIII consists of five audiocassettes pulled from Series VI and Series VIII. All five cassettes are recordings of speeches. Two of the speeches were made by Murtagh while the remaining three tapes contain the proceedings of a conference on the topic of easements. Arrangement follows the order of the series from which the cassettes originated.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Audiocassettes--"Do You Write or Do You Speak?"--comments on ICOMOS General Assembly paper, 1996 series 13box 1folder 1
Audiocassettes--Speeches on easements, 1975 series 13box 1folder 2
Audiocassettes--Speeches on easements, 1975 series 13box 1folder 3
Audiocassettes--Speeches on easements, 1975 series 13box 1folder 4
Audiocassettes--Murtagh on cultural preservation , 1996 series 13box 1folder 5

Series 14: Memorabilia, 1979-1985 and undated (9 items)

This series contains items that Murtagh picked up in his travels as well as the nameplate from his desk. Items include a silver spoon from Australia, a paper fan, a wooden elephant, a Victorian Society of America button, an American eagle pin, a Brazilian charm, a German coin, and a button from the Sitka Visitor's Bureau. These items have been removed to the Memorabilia collection, items 1782 through 1790.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 15: Appointment Books, 1980-2000 (22 items)

Series 15 consists of 22 appointment books that Murtagh kept from 1980 to 2000. These books list the dates of trips, events, and meetings, as well as contact information for many of Murtaghs personal and professional colleagues. In addition to the appointment books are several notes and business cards that Murtagh kept over the years. These have been attached to the appointment books with plastic clips and archival paper. Arrangement is by year.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Appointment Book, 1980 series 15box 1folder 1
Appointment Book, 1981 series 15box 1folder 2
Appointment Book, 1982 series 15box 1folder 3
Appointment Book, 1983 series 15box 1folder 4
Appointment Book, 1984 series 15box 1folder 5
Appointment Book, 1985 series 15box 1folder 6
Appointment Book, 1986 series 15box 1folder 7
Appointment Book, 1987 series 15box 1folder 8
Appointment Book, 1988 series 15box 1folder 9
Appointment Book, 1989 series 15box 1folder 10
Appointment Book, 1990 series 15box 1folder 11
Appointment Book, 1991 series 15box 1folder 12
Appointment Book, 1992 series 15box 2folder 1
Appointment Book, 1993 series 15box 2folder 2
Appointment Book, 1994 series 15box 2folder 3
Appointment Book, 1995 series 15box 2folder 4
Appointment Book, 1996 series 15box 2folder 5
Appointment Book, 1997 series 15box 2folder 6
Appointment Book (a), 1998 series 15box 2folder 7
Appointment Book (b), 1998 series 15box 2folder 8
Appointment Book, 1999 series 15box 2folder 9
Appointment Book, 2000 series 15box 2folder 10

Related Material

The papers of Frederick L. Rath, the first director of the National Trust, and the papers of Charles Hosmer, author of Preservation Comes of Age, are both held by the Archives and Manuscripts Department, University of Maryland Libraries. The National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection has also recently acquired the collection of Charles E. Peterson, founder of the Historic American Buildings Survey.

Murtagh's book collection has been cataloged in the University Libraries' Catalog using the note "William J. Murtagh" and added to the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection, University of Maryland Libraries, includes over 100 linear feet of vertical files kept by staff at the National Trust and includes materials collected during Murtagh's time at the Trust.

The National Archives and Records Administration is the legal repository for the organizational records of the National Trust for Historic Preservation prior to 1992 and for the Department of Interior.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

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