This collection consists of scholarly and personal papers of J. Hillis Miller (1928-2021), literary critic and Professor of
Comparative Literature and English at the University of California, Irvine. The collection best documents Miller's intellectual
life as a specialist in Victorian and Modern British and American literature, a Derridean deconstructionist, and a university
educator. Some personal material, such as family papers, photographs, and awards, are also included.
J. Hillis Miller was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and English at the University of California,
Irvine. He was an internationally recognized scholar in the field of nineteenth and twentieth century English and American
literature and in literary theory.
73.2 Linear Feet
(76 boxes) and 14 unprocessed linear feet and 11.8 GB of unprocessed digital material
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their
heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist. Any letters or other materials
authored by Jacques Derrida are under the same reproduction restrictions as materials in the Derrida papers (MS-C001).
Processed components of the collection are open for research. Unprocessed additions may contain restricted materials. Please
contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access. General correspondence, including
email, is restricted for 25 years from date of creation. This restriction may be lifted with permission from the donor. All
student and employee records are restricted for 75 years due to third party privacy issues. Boxes 66 though 72 of this collection
contain correspondence restricted for 25 years from date of creation, and boxes 76 and 77 contain letters of recommendation
restricted for 75 years.