Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Betty and Glenn Murray papers, 1939-2001



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Murray, Betty and Glenn
Title: Betty and Glenn Murray papers
Dates: 1939-2001
Abstract Betty Murray, her husband, Rev. Glenn Murray, and their children Betty Lou, Marcia and Kenneth, served as Presbyterian Missionaries in the Belgian Congo (later known as Zaire, and now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) from 1939 to 1970 and 1974-1975. This collection contains correspondence and printed material documenting the work and lives of the Glenn and Betty Murray family during their time as missionaries in the Belgian Congo.
Identification: 2007-007
Extent: 5 inches
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Biographical note

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

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


Scope and Content Note

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


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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


Index Terms

Personal Names
Murray, Betty.
Murray, Glenn W., 1909-2000.
Subjects
Missionaries.
Missions--Africa.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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


Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence:

Series abstract:
Primarily letters from the Murray’s to family and church members at home. Also includes correspondence from other missionaries.
Box
B140 1939-1942
1946-1949
1951
1953-1967
1969 and undated
1970
1974-1975



Clippings on Congolese Independence, missionaries, and the Murray family:

Box
B140 1959-1961, 1993-1995 and undated
1960-1991



Box
B140 Timeline of the Murray’s travels, 1939-1953



Box
B140 “Faith in the Jungle: Memorandum re: Glenn and Betty Murray and Children,” by Jack Pope [brother-in-law of Betty Murray], March 7, 2001