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Finding Aid for the Geoff Miller Los Angeles Magazine records, 1950-2011
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID

  • Title: Geoff Miller Los Magazine records
    Collection number: 2212
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 6.4 linear ft. (11 boxes, 17 magazine boxes, 6 flat boxes.)
    Date: 1950-2011
    Abstract: Geoff Miller was co-founder and served as editor and publisher of Los Angeles Magazine. The collection consists of a small number of published writings by Miller, a small number of photographs, a small amount of material documenting Los Angeles Magazine’s operations, and issues of Los Angeles Magazine.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Miller, Geoff

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Geoff Miller Los Angeles Magazine Records (Collection 2212). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    George Geoffrey Miller was born in Salt Lake City on August 1, 1936. He earned his B.A. (1958) and M.A.in Journalism (1959) from the University of California, Los Angeles. While doing his graduate work at UCLA, Miller began developing a format for a city magazine. In 1960, he teamed with David Brown, an ad executive, to launch Los Angeles, known at the time as The Southern California Prompter. Miller served as editor in chief from 1974 until 1990, when he was appointed publisher. During his time as editor, Los Angeles Magazine was one of the most successful magazines of its type in the United States. Miller was awarded the first Irwin R. Blacker Award from the University of Southern California for Distinguished Contribution to Literature in Southern California. He retired from the magazine in 1994 and continued to work in the publishing field as a consultant. In 2006 Miller was diagnosed with Progressive Supra-nuclear Palsey and died April 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of material related to the career of Los Angeles Magazine editor and publisher Geoff Miller. Included are a small number of published writings by Miller, a small number of photographs, a small amount of material documenting Los Angeles Magazine’s operations, and a small number of other Los Angeles related magazines. The bulk of the collection consists of Los Angeles Magazine publications.
    Series 1. Geoff Miller papers (1954 - 2011; Box 1,3) The Geoff Miller papers series consists of a small amount of articles, letters, speeches, and assorted publications which document Miller’s educational background and career as an editor and publisher for Los Angeles Magazine.
    Series 2. Los Angeles Magazine documents and publications (1959 - 2006; Box 1-28) The bulk of the series consists of issues of Los Angeles Magazine (1960- 2007). Also included are a small amount of early promotional materials, a small amount of advertising information, editorial and story ideas, and clippings regarding the magazine’s ownership and influence on Los Angeles.
    Series 3. Magazine publications (1950s-1990s; Box 1, 29-35) The series consists of a assorted magazine publications collected by Miller. The publications contain stories or information related to Los Angeles and/or Southern California which Miller considered significant or newsworthy. Some of the pieces may have inspired story ideas for Los Angeles Magazine.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1. Geoff Miller papers
    • Series 2. Los Angeles Magazine documents and publications
    • Series 3. Magazine publications.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7421029