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Guide to the Russell R. Miller Papers, 1970-1972.
BANC MSS 78/44 c  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Russell R. Miller Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1972.
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 78/44 c
    Origination: Miller, Russell R., 1937-
    Extent: Number of containers: 2 cartons, 1 package Linear ft.: 3
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Papers re his 1970 political campaign, including correspondence, with letters from Edmund G. Brown, Alan Cranston, Roger Kent, Leo McCarthy, George Moscone, Edmund S. Muskie, Elmer E. Robinson, William M. Roth, Sargent Shriver, Benjamin H. Swig and Jesse Unruh; campaign biographies; statement and position papers; material on campaign strategy and office organization; campaign literature and memorabilia; press releases; radio and TV spots; campaign schedule; research material gathered by his staff on various issues including Vietnam; background material on his opponent, William S. Mailliard; clippings; public opinion studies; etc. Some post-election papers, 1970-1972 also included.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Russell R. Miller papers, BANC MSS 78/44 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    This collection of papers relates to Russell R. Miller's 1970 campaign, as Democratic candidate running against the long-time Republican incumbent William S. Mailliard, for the sixth Congressional District seat, representing parts of San Francisco and Marin counties. Although unsuccessful in his bid for election, he ran one of the closest races in the state and considerably reduced Mailliard's usual victory margin. The final vote was 53 percent to 47 percent.
    The papers, given by Mr. Miller to The Bancroft Library in September 1977, include correspondence, statements and position papers, press releases, campaign literature and memorabilia, materials on strategy and office organization, research materials gathered by his staff on important issues, information on his opponent, William Mailliard, newspaper clippings, etc. They are described in greater detail below.