Introduction

MSS#: MC 60

Guide written by: Michael J. McGandy

Total Volume: 30.25 linear feet

Provenance: The John William Miller Papers comprise material received from a number of sources. Accounting for the greater part of the collection is Miller?s own literary estate. It was in 1984, when the fifth of the W.W. Norton volumes of Miller?s writings appeared, that George P. Brockway (Williams College Class of 1936 and Miller's literary executor) deposited the collection in the Williams College Archives with the approval of the Miller family. By the time Brockway transferred effective control of the collection to the Archives, the Miller Papers contained not only the items in Miller?s literary estate proper but also correspondence and other documents donated by family, friends, colleagues, and former students.

Since the donation of the bulk of the Miller Papers in the 1980s, additional gifts have been made. Most prominent among the donors have been Brockway and Edward A. Hoyt (Williams College Class of 1936), who transferred decades of Miller?s personal correspondence as well as other items. The collection continues to expand via the receipt of new donations.

Conservation: Material has been rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Metal fasteners and rubber bands have been removed.

Copyright:  Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the College Archivist.