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Title Oral History of Joan Murray
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content Joan Murray was born on October 1st, 1946. She and her mother moved from San Francisco to Mill Valley in October 1956. Joan attended Old Mill School, Edna Maguire School, and Tamalpais High School. She took courses at College of Marin and graduated from the University of San Francisco. Joan worked in banking and insurance until she retired in 2012, at which point she became incredibly active in volunteering with the community she so greatly loves.

Joan recounts her memories of Mill Valley, describing Jagtown, the population changes and political climate of Mill Valley in the 1960s, and the changes in downtown Mill Valley. Joan describes her extensive involvement in the Mill Valley community, serving as a member of the Library Board, the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Outdoor Art Club, and the Mill Valley Historical Society. Joan discusses her work in forming Clean Mill Valley as well as her role in organizing the first City-wide Volunteer Day, which has become an annual event.

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Dates of Creation 2015-04-08
Narrator's name Murray, Joan
Interviewer Schwartz, Debra
Extent and Medium Recording, 1:09:54
Transcript, 17pp
Search Terms 2AM Club
Finn, John
Girl Scouts
Greenwood School
Hanft, Julie
Kott, Gerry
Mill Valley Historical Society
Mill Valley Public Library
Percy, Thelma
Schwartz Family
Trubach, Gabriel
Trubach, Serge
Welte, Jim
Young, Dennis
Young, Jill
Object ID 2015.024.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public LIbrary, 2015. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.