The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Miller family collection
Repository: Smith Library of Regional History
Collection Description (Extant): Interviews with local civil rights leader Arthur F. Miller (1921-2007) include stories of efforts to integrate Oxford restaurants, theater, pool, clubs, etc. Miller was a longtime president of the Oxford NAACP and instrumental in providing local support to the civil rights workers who trained in Oxford during Freedom Summer 1964.
Access Copy Note: Available for use in the library. Contact the Smith Library for access information.
Condition Note: Good condition
Digital Status: Partial
Existing IDs: MS 82-0800
Extent: 1 audiocassette tape, 1 sound disc (CD)
Finding Aid: Finding aid available in the library.
Related Archival Items: Black History Collection includes information on the integration of the public school in 1887, the integration of the public swimming pool in 1950, and the integration of Miami University's McGuffey Laboratory School in 1965 along with other local efforts toward social and economic justice in Oxford, Ohio.
Oxford NAACP Records include the 1943 charter in addition to incomplete records of the branch. The collection includes annual Freedom Fund Banquet program booklets, membership lists, project reports, meeting minutes, newspaper notices, etc.
Interviewees: Arthur F. Miller
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American civil rights workers--Ohio
Civil rights movements--Ohio
Discrimination in public accommodations
Mississippi Freedom Project
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People