Series 1
Flournoy E. Miller papers,1924-1988
Boxes 1-4;

Scope and Content Note

The series contains the papers of Flournoy E. Miller from 1924-1995, including financial and legal records, and correspondence. The papers also contain writings, scores, sheet music, and printed materials relating to performances and productions. Writings are predominantly by Miller and include scripts for "Shuffle Along" and "Runnin' Wild." Also present are works by Bessie Miller, including the manuscript of an unpublished biography of Flournoy Miller.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type, then alphabetically.

Personal papers
Box Folder Content
1 1 Articles of incorporation of the Flournoy E. Miller Foundation, June 27, 1979
1 2 Certificates of registration, 1952-1959
1 3 Contracts, 1921-1960
1 4 Copyright applications, no date
1 5 Correspondence, 1938-1976
1 6 Death certificate of Flournoy E. Miller, June 9, 1971
1 7 Deed
1 8 Masonic banner
1 9 Mayor's ribbon from "Runnin Wild"
OP1 Proclamation, City of Los Angeles Flournoy Miller Day, 1979
1 10 Receipts, 1923-1960
OBV1 Scrapbook
1 11 Title registration, no date
Writings
1 12 "Amos and Andy", 1949-1954
1 13 "Autobiography", no date
1 14 "Blue Grass", no date
1 15 "But the World Goes Round" by Casey Collins, no date
1 16 Comedy sketches, no date
2 1 "The Comic Side of the Life of the Famous Flournoy E. Miller" by Bessie Miller, no date [1 of 2]
2 2 "The Comic Side of the Life of the Famous Flournoy E. Miller" by Bessie Miller, no date [2 of 2]
2 3 "Flournoy Miller: Author-Actor-Gentleman," by an unknown author, no date
2 4 "The Gentleman Friend" by Bessie Miller, no date
2 5 "Hittin' the Stride", no date
2 6 "Keep Shufflin'" and "Shuffle Along," 1928-1933 [1 of 2]
2 7 "Keep Shufflin'" and "Shuffle Along," 1928-1933 [2 of 2]
2 8 "Mamma Charleston's Board House", no date
2 9 "My Fifty Years in Show Business", no date
2 10 Notes and script fragments, no date [1 of 2]
2 11 Notes and script fragments, no date [1 of 2]
3 1 Script fragments, no date
3 2 "Shuffle Along", extra scenes, no date
3 3 "Shuffle Along", no date
3 4 "Shuffle Along", no date
3 5 "Shuffle Along," biographical narrative by Noble Sissle, no date [includes related, but untitled and incomplete, narrative]
3 6 "Slim Pickins", no date
Scores
3 7 "Boogie Production", no date
3 8 "Boogy-Woogy-Beguine", no date
3 9 Fragments, no date [1 of 2]
3 10 Fragments, no date [2 of 2]
3 11 "Happy as the Day is Long", no date
3 12 "Harps-My Dear", no date
OP2 "I Was There"
3 13 "I Don't Want No Labor", no date
3 14 "Let's Sing a Happy Song," no date
3 15 "Me and My Shadow", no date
3 16 "Middle Number", no date
3 17 "Soft Shoe Specialty", no date
3 18 "St. Louis Blues", no date
3 19 "You're the Whole Show", no date
4 1 "Far-Away Love", no date
Sheet Music
4 2 "I Don't Want Any Labor In My Job", no date
4 3 "I've Got to Be Lonely to Harry", no date
4 4 "Keep 'Em Guessing", no date
4 5 "My Sweet Hunk O'Trash", no date
4 6 "Peace, Sister, Peace", no date
4 7 "You Can't Lose a Broken Heart", no date
4 8 "You're My Rose", no date
Printed Materials
4 9 Flyers
4 10 Magazine clippings, no date
4 11 Newsletter, "Negro Actor's Guild of America," January 1962
4 12 Newspaper clippings, 1923-1979
4 13 Programs, 1929-1988
4 14 Program booklets
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