The Miller Papers are maintained by the Williams College Library in its Department of Special Collections, located on the fourth floor of Sawyer Library. The finding guide to the Miller Papers is posted online.
The archives are open to the public during regular Special Collections hours. Researchers are encouraged to contact special collections staff (413/597-4200 to schedule their visits and specify the materials to which they seek access.
The Miller Papers
At present, there are fifty-six boxes, or roughly 30 linear feet, of archival materials in the Miller Papers. The collection is organized according to a system, established by George P. Brockway, dividing Miller’s writings into two general periods (prior to 1970 and 1970 and later) and then subdividing them according to the type of item—e.g., essay, essay draft, letter. In addition to these two major sections, the Miller Papers include boxes containing Miller’s letters to Brockway, miscellaneous items, and the edited typescripts and other dead matter from each of the first five volumes published by W. W. Norton & Company. Since Brockway concluded his work of organizing the Miller Papers, other materials have been added. Most notable among these are the papers (primarily correspondence) added by Edward A. Hoyt, the “Collection of letters and papers contributed by Eugene R. Miller,” and the typescripts of courses (taught by Miller in the 1950s) added by Joseph P. Fell.
Sources for Published Works
All of the writings that form the content of Miller’s published works are to be found, in their unedited form, in the archives. A detailed listing of all of the Sources used is available. This set of documents is of interest to those seeking to date Miller’s essays or to find the location of the original document in the box and folder system of the Miller Papers.