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Murray and Nancy Ann Blum papers

Murray and Nancy Ann Blum papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Murray and Nancy Ann Blum papers
Creator: Blum, Murray Sheldon, 1929-2015
Creator: Blum, Nancy Ann, 1933-2019
Inclusive Dates: 1940-2016
Bulk Dates: 1972-2009
Language(s): English
Extent: 4 Linear Feet (4 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number: ms4269
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Nancy Ann Blum received degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Georgia including a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a master's degree in Education. She went on to work at UGA's Carl Vinson Institute of Government where she managed its publications and law-related education programs. After her retirement, she wrote and edited many educational materials for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. She compiled her puppet shows about insects into the book "Bugs@Play".

Ann married Murray Blum, a fellow student of the University of Illinois, in 1953. Murray completed his PhD in 1955, then served two years in the US Army. He would go to on become was a renown Entomologist and taught at Louisianna State University, the University of Bristol, the University of Paris, and the University of Georgia. After retiring from UGA, he and Ann helped found the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History and he often collected specimens for the museum while traveling abroad.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the papers of Murray and Ann Blum including records of Murray's military service following the Korean War, correspondence from the mid-1980s through the 1990s, a copy of his PhD thesis, Ann's writings on insects and plants, photographs, and ephemera including a program for Murray's memorial service, two issues a zine published by the Research and Development Command of the US Army during the mid 1950s, and a few of Ann's reports cards from the 1940s. The largest portion of the collection is comprised of Ann's diaries which detail her day-to-day life from the 1970s through 2009.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Murray and Nancy Anne Blum papers, ms4269, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Military records.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-12Ann Blum diaries , 2000-2009
21-12Ann Blum diaries, 1992-1999
31-7Ann Blum diaries, 1962, 1972-1991
38-9Ann Blum writings
310Certificates and diplomas
311Correspondence, 1999
312Correspondence, 1998
313Correspondence, 1997
314Correspondence, 1996
315Correspondence, 1995
316Correspondence, 1994
317Correspondence, 1993
41Correspondence, 1992
42Correspondence, 1991
43Correspondence, 1990
44Correspondence, 1989
45Correspondence , 1988
46Correspondence, 1987
47Correspondence , 1986
48Correspondence , 1985
49Correspondence, 1960
410-12Correspondence , undated
414"Give Plants A Voice!"
415Insectival planning notes, 2016
1Murray Blum commission
416Murray Blum military records
417Murray Blum thesis