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Miller (Mike) Papers
MS 4139  
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Description
The Mike Miller papers document Miller's six decades as a community organizer, comprising institutional records, writings, and extensive subject files of the donor's research into the history and practice of organizing. Topics are wide-ranging and include the civil rights movements of the 1960s; the anti-urban renewal struggles of the 1960s and '70s; labor and left-wing movements from the 1970s to the present; the religious left; and community organizing as a grassroots model for civic engagement. The collection includes correspondence, research and position papers, outreach and training materials, drafts of Miller's work, public documents, and books.
Background
Mike Miller was born in 1937 and first became involved in activism as a student at the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in political science and sociology and acted as a founding member of the leftist student government faction SLATE.
Extent
147 linear feet (133 record storage cartons)
Restrictions
Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Mike Miller were transferred to the California Historical Society (CHS) in 2011 by donor. Reproduction or publication of materials in this collection beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of CHS. Please contact rights@calhist.org.
Availability
Collection is open for research.