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Sara Murphy

Collections Manager

B.A., Roanoke College 2000

  • Collection Manager, Division of Politics and Reform
  • Collection Manager for The American Presidency: A Glorious BurdenFirst Ladies at the Smithsonian, and Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

Past Projects:

  • Traveling version of The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
  • Traveling version of First Ladies: Political Role, Public Image


Smithsonian Magazine "The Somber History of the Presidential Funeral Train," Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian Institution, December 5, 2018,