Series 1. Papers before the 1970s: Essays

Box 1

Folder 1: ??Symposium on New Williams? Termed ?Admirable? By Professor Miller in Reviewing March ?Sketch?.? Newsprint review essay, 28 March 1936. Published in: The Williams Record 50(3)(1936): 1-2. Folder Contents: newsprint review essay; folder holds copies of this edition of The Williams Record. (Miscellaneous; W. 3/28/36 [1].)

Folder 2: History and Humanism. Proposed book, 11 March 1959. Published in: The Paradox of Cause, 11-18 (The Journal of Philosophy 32[7][1935]: 169-75), 19-41, 75-96, 97-105, 106-23, 174-92; The Journal of Speculative Philosophy 1(4)(1987): 260-69. Folder Contents: First proposal for a book; folder holds typescripts of the following published essays (listed in the order of printing noted above): ?The Paradox of Cause,? ?Utopia,? ?History and Humanism,? ?Freedom as a Characteristic of Man in a Democratic Society,? ?The Midworld,? ?The Scholar as Man of the World,? and ?For Idealism.? Also included are two unpublished essays ?On History? and ?The National State.? (Miscellaneous; W. 3.11.59a [1].)

Folder 3: ?Sovereignty and Peace.? Essay, January 1948. Folder Contents: a signed typescript as well as a rejection letter from Reader?s Digest. (Political Philosophy [Nationalism]; 1/-/48 [1].)

Folder 4: Review of Walter A. Kaufmann?s Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. Essay, May 1951. Published in: Williams Alumni Review 43(3)(1951): 149-50. Folder Contents: typescript regarding book by Kaufmann (Williams College ?41), Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. (History of Philosophy [Nietzsche]; G. 1950 [1].)

Folder 5: ?The Paradox of Cause.? Essay, 28 March 1935. Published in: The Journal of Philosophy 32(7)(1935): 169-75; The Paradox of Cause, 11-18. Folder Contents: offprints and a typescript of the essay in slightly different form. (Metaphysics [Causality].)

Folder 6: ?Accidents Will Happen.? Essay, 4 March 1937. Published in: The Journal of Philosophy 34(5)(1937): 121-31; The Paradox of Cause, 42-55. Folder Contents: offprints and a typescript. (Metaphysics [Accident].)

Folder 7: ?Freedom as a Characteristics of Man in a Democratic Society.? Essay, 28 December 1948. Published in: The Paradox of Cause, 97-105. Folder Contents: a manuscript and typescript of the essay presented at the American Political Science Association in Chicago, as well as correspondence from Professor of Social Sciences Thomas I. Cook (University of Chicago). (Political Philosophy [Autonomy]; E. Freedom as a Characteristics of Man in a Democratic Society [1].)

Folder 8: ?The Practical Life.? Essay, 1922-23. Folder Contents: a clipping of the essay from unknown publication. (Ethics [Friendship]; E. The Practical Life [1].)

Folder 9: ?The Ahistoric Ideal: Mistrust of Time.? Essay, 1959. Published in: The Paradox of Cause, 130-60. Folder Contents: multiple manuscripts and typescripts of essay (including editorial transcriptions). (Philosophy of History [Metaphysics]; The Ahistoric Ideal [1].)

Folder 10: ?For Idealism.? Essay, 1940s. Published in: The Journal of Speculative Philosophy 1(4)(1987): 260-69. Folder Contents: multiple typescripts (including editorial transcriptions). (Metaphysics [Criticism]; M. 1940s [1].)

Folder 11: ?Utopia.? Essay, 1934. Published in: The Paradox of Cause, 19-41; ?Idealism and Freedom.? Essay, March 1943. Published in: The Paradox of Cause, 64-74. Folder Contents: two typescripts of ?Utopia? as well as one manuscript and one typescript of ?Idealism and Freedom?; ?Idealism and Freedom? was submitted for publication to the editors of The Philosophical Review in 1943 and was rejected. (Political Philosophy [Metaphysics, Will, Criticism]; W. Utopia [1].)

Box 2

Folder 1: ?The Midworld.? Essay, 30 April 1952. Published in: The Paradox of Cause, 106-23; ?A Mid World.? Essay Draft, 1950s? Folder Contents: notes, one manuscript and three typescripts of ?The Midworld? (read before the Harvard Philosophy Club), one manuscript of ?A Mid World,? as well as correspondence with Mr. Edward A. Hoyt (Williams College ?36). (Metaphysics [Semiotics/Midworld]; C. 4/30/52a [1].)

Folder 2: ?The School Question.? Letter to the Editor, 24 May 1952. Published in: Harvard Alumni Bulletin (24 May 1952): 684-85. Folder Contents: photocopy of Miller?s published letter as well as items in the Harvard Alumni Bulletin to which Miller was responding, including Harvard President James Bryant Conant?s statement on secondary education prepared for the annual meeting of the American Association of School Administrators that appeared in the 7 April 1952 issue under the title ?Unity and Diversity in Secondary Education.? (Education [Private Education, Tolerance]; B. 5/24/52 [1].)

Folder 3: ?The Scholar as Man of the World.? Essay, 26 May 1952. Published in: The Paradox of Cause, 174-92. Folder Contents: one manuscript and multiple typescripts. (Education [Philosophy]; Z. 1952 [1].)

Folder 4: Philosophy of History (Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 1952. Published in: The Paradox of Cause, 130-60. Folder Contents: multiple untitled manuscripts and typescripts. (F. The Ahistoric [1].)

Folder 5: Philosophy of History (Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 1952. Published in: The Paradox of Cause, 130-60. Folder Contents: multiple manuscripts and typescripts. (F. The Ahistoric [1].)

Folder 6: ?History and Humanism.? Essay, 11 March 1948. Published in: The Paradox of Cause, 75-96. Folder Contents: one manuscript and multiple typescripts of paper delivered at Harvard Philosophy Club, as well as correspondence from Professor of American Studies Sewall Cushing Strout, Jr. (Williams College ?45), Mr. Claudio Guillen (Williams College ?44), and Professor of Literature and American Studies Robert Elias (Williams College ?36). (Philosophy of History [Metaphysics]; F. 3/11/48a [1].)

Folder 7: ?Truth, Interpretation and Reality.? Essay, 25 January 1916. Folder Contents: manuscript of undergraduate paper. (Epistemology [Interpretation]; X. 1/25/16 [1].)

Folder 8: ?Proposals for the Department of Philosophy.? Proposal, April 1927. Folder Contents: one manuscript and two typescripts. (Education [Curriculum]; B. 4/-/27 [1].)

Folder 9: ?Reflections on the Liberal Education.? Essay Draft, 1943. Folder Contents: mimeograph copies with one manuscript addendum, as well as miscellaneous items on curriculum including two items of correspondence from Professor of History Theodore C. Smith (Williams College) and one item from Professor of Philosophy Alburey Castell. (Education [Philosophy, Community]; B. 1943 [1].)

Box 3

Folder 1: ?Motives in Existentialism.? Essay, Spring 1948. Published in: Comment 1(1)(Spring 1948): 3, 7. Folder Contents: manuscripts as well as two copies of the Williams College student journal in which the essay appeared. (History of Philosophy [Existentialism]; M. 1948 [1].)

Folder 2: ?Universal Free Trade.? Essay, 1949. Folder Contents: manuscript. (Economics [Political Philosophy, Local-Control]; E. 1949a [1].)

Folder 3: ?The National State.? Essay Draft, 1949. Folder Contents: manuscript. (Political Philosophy; E. The National State [1].)

Folder 4: ?Summary of Conversation with LWB on Membership.? Essay Draft, 23 October 1945. Folder Contents: manuscript written in response to conversation with Professor of Philosophy Lawrence W. Beals (Williams College). (Ethics [Community]; E. 10/23/45 [1].)

Folder 5: ?Discovering Limits of ?Right to Dissent.?? Editorial, 3 September 1970. Published in: Evening Sentinel, Shelton CT, p. 4. ?The Kissinger Conspiracy.? Editorial, 26 July 1971. Published in: Evening Sentinel, Shelton CT, p. 4. Folder Contents: photocopies of published versions of both essays. At the time in which the essays appeared, Miller?s son, Mr. Eugene R. Miller, was editor and publisher of the Evening Sentinel (Political Philosophy [Rights], Contemporary Politics; I. 9/3/70 & I. 7/26/71 [1].)

Folder 6: ?Economics, Politics and Ethics.? Essay, 1949. Folder Contents: typescript. (Political Philosophy [Economics, Laissez-Faire]; A. 7/-/49a [1].)

Folder 7: ?Aphorisms.? Notes, 1956? Folder Contents: typescript and notes. (Miscellaneous; Z. a [1].)

Folder 8: Miscellaneous. June 1971. Folder Contents: spiral notebook with notes and aphorisms on various subjects. (Z. 6/-/71a [1].)