Manuscripts, clippings, sociological research papers, correspondence, curriculum vitae, notes, photographs, audiocassettes,
videocassettes and other material, 1956-2006, from sociologist and writer Brian James Miller. The bulk of the collection is
writings, resource material, manuscripts for unpublished books, and recorded interviews pertaining to Miller's sociological
research on gay men and their relationships. Personal and professional papers document Miller's career, as well as his relationship
with former partner and mentor, sociologist Laud Humphreys.
Brian James Miller was born on October 24, 1950 in Wingham, Canada. He received his BA and MA in Sociology from the University
of Western Ontario in 1974 and 1975, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Alberta in 1983,
with his dissertation titled "Identity Conflict and Resolution: A Social-Psychological Model f Identity Formation." In the
late-1970s, Miller was licensed in California as a Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC) and worked in private psychotherapy
practice in Los Angeles and West Hollywood for most of his career. He published articles and lectured on such topics as gay
men in heterosexual marriages, gay fathers, sex and gender, gay victimization and homicide, and lesbian women in heterosexual
marriages. He also worked as an adjunct assistant professor for California State University, Northridge. In the 1980s and
1990s, Miller was best known for writing the mental health advice column "Out for Good," published in
Edge Magazine for over ten years. Miller died on April 5, 2006.
8.5 linear feet.
7 archive boxes + 1 archive shoebox + 1 oversize envelope.
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for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical
items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.