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Eugene Ethelbert Miller papers

Repository: Emory & Henry College. Archives and Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): Includes correspondence, flyers, programs, newspaper clippings, transcribed interviews, memorabilia, college course materials, photographs, a videotape, book reviews, magazine articles, and manuscript drafts of E. Ethelbert Miller. Also included are materials associated with the African American Writers Stamp Project which Mr. Miller headed.

Biographical Sketch: E. Ethelbert Miller was born in the Bronx in New York on 20 November 1950. He attended New York City public schools, and enrolled at Howard University in the fall of 1968. Mr. Miller graduated from Howard University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies. From 1973 to 1974 Mr. Miller worked for Howard University as both a research associate for the Institute of the Arts and Humanities, and as assistant director of the African American Resource Center, and he continues to serve the University in that capacity today. Professor Miller has published several volumes of poetry and is the editor of several anthologies. Mr. Miller was one of the 60 American authors selected and honored by Laura Bush and The White House at the First National Book Festival, September 8, 2001. He serves on numerous boards (such as the Washington D.C. Humanities Council), and he is a commentator for National Public Radio. Mr. Miller has served as a visiting professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and adjunct professor at American University. In 1996 he was the Jessie Ball DuPont Scholar at Emory & Henry College. He was scholar-in-residence at George Mason University for the Spring 2000 semester, and the 2001 Carell Writer-in-Residence at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tennessee.

Date(s): 1972-1999 (bulk from 1977-1996)

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Accession #: 2000-03

Extent: 3 Record Center boxes

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: The E. Ethelbert Miller Papers at George Washington University.

Interviewees: E. Ethelbert Miller, Julie Ainsworth, Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Amy Horowitz, Wallace Deen Muhammad, Yosef Ben-Jochannan, Dennis Brutus, Michelle Parkerson, Sonya Sanchez, Audre Lorde, Ed Cox

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African American arts
African American authors
African American poets
African American political activists
African-American studies
Black Arts movement
Black power
Howard University




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