MILLER, MAY.
May Miller papers
> Correspondence and personal papers

Series 1
Correspondence and personal papers, 1909-1990
Boxes 1-12, OP 1-2, 4 and BV 1-2

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of May Miller's correspondence and personal papers form 1909-1990 with notes from Gwendolyn Brooks, Sterling Brown, Dorothy Goldberg, Josephine Jacobsen, Pinkie Gordon Lane, and John Pauker. The correspondence is both personal and professional in nature and includes speaking engagement requests, as well as congratulatory and rejection letters from various publishers. Of particular interest is a letter from W.E.B. Du Bois congratulating Miller for her play published in the Crisis.

Personal papers are comprised of Miller's biographical information, diaries, legal documents, royalty statements, and teaching files including poems and plays written by her students. The bulk of the material consists of subject files on organizations including the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National League of American Pen Women, of which Miller was a member.

Family papers include the financial and legal documents of Miller's relatives including her parents, Kelly Miller and Anna May Miller; siblings, Kelly Miller, Jr., and Irene Reid Miller; and her husband, John Lewis Sullivan.

Arrangement Note

Arranged into three groups of correspondence, personal, and family papers. Correspondence is arranged in chronological order. Personal papers and family papers are arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content Note The series consists of May Miller's correspondence and personal papers form 1909-1990 with notes from Gwendolyn Brooks, Sterling Brown, Dorothy Goldberg, Josephine Jacobsen, Pinkie Gordon Lane, and John Pauker. The correspondence is both personal and professional in nature and includes speaking engagement requests, as well as congratulatory and rejection letters from various publishers. Of particular interest is a letter from W.E.B. Du Bois congratulating Miller for her play published in the Crisis. Personal papers are comprised of Miller's biographical information, diaries, legal documents, royalty statements, and teaching files including poems and plays written by her students. The bulk of the material consists of subject files on organizations including the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National League of American Pen Women, of which Miller was a member. Family papers include the financial and legal documents of Miller's relatives including her parents, Kelly Miller and Anna May Miller; siblings, Kelly Miller, Jr., and Irene Reid Miller; and her husband, John Lewis Sullivan.
Correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 1913, 1918
1 2 1920
1 3 1930
1 4 1940-1949
1 5 1950-1959
1 6 1960
1 7 1961-1962
1 8 1963
1 9 1964-1965
1 10 1966-1967
1 11 1968
1 12 1969
1 13 1970
1 14 1971
2 1 1972
2 2 1973 January-March
2 3 1973 June-December
2 4 1974 January-May
2 5 1974 June-December
2 6 1975
2 7 1976
3 1 1977 January-Mary
3 2 1977 June-December
3 3 1978
3 4 1979
3 5 1980 January-July
3 6 1980 August-December
3 7 1981 January-July
4 1 1981 August-December
4 2 1982 January-May
4 3 1982 June 1-9
4 4 1982 June 10-26
4 5 1982 July-October
4 6 1982 November-December
4 7 1983 January-February
4 8 1983 March-June
4 9 1983 July-September
5 1 1983 October-December
5 2 1983 January-March
5 3 1984 May-July
5 4 1984 August-December
5 5 1985 January-April
5 6 1985 May-December
6 1 1986
6 2 1987
6 3 1988
6 4 1989
6 5 1990
6 6 No date [1 of 3]
6 7 No date [2 of 3]
6 8 No date [3 of 3]
Personal papers
7 1 Address books, no date [1 of 2]
7 2 Address books, no date [2 of 2]
OP4 - Artwork by Miller, charcoal drawings, no date
OP1 - Artwork by others, no date
7 3 Artwork by others, no date
7 4 Awards and honors, 1972-1988
13 - Awards and honors, 1986
14 - Awards and honors, 1987
15 - Awards and honors, 1988-1989
16 - Awards and honors, no date
7 5 Biographical information, no date
7 6 Bookplates, name card, no date
7 7 Calendars, 1986
7 8 Calendars, 1987
7 9 Contact lists, New York and Washington, D.C. addresses, no date
7 10 Contracts and payments for appearances, 1973-1986
7 11 Diary, 1917
7 12 Diary, 1919
8 1 Diary, 1934
OP2 - Diplomas, 1912
8 2 Financial documents, 1924-1953
8 3 Financial documents, 1962-1979
8 4 Financial documents, 1984-1989
8 5 Financial documents, no date
8 6 Invitations, 1916-1988
8 7 Legal documents, 1927-1929
8 8 Legal documents, 1940-1948
8 9 Legal documents, 1950-1958
8 10 Legal documents, 1961-1964
8 11 Legal documents, 1980-1988
8 12 Legal documents, no date
8 13 Notes and fragments, no date
8 14 Pet records, pedigree and registration forms, no date
8 15 Royalties, permissions and invoices, 1969-1985
8 16 Schedule, Bluefield State College, 1978
BV1 - Scrapbook, no date
BV2 - Scrapbook, no date
8 17 Scrapbook, poetry anthology, no date
9 1 Scrapbook, poetry clippings, no date
9 2 Subject files, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 1973-1976
9 3 Subject files, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, no date
9 4 Subject files, The Federal Poets, 1985-1986
9 5 Subject files, In the Shadow of the Capital: A study of Negro/Black Intellectual Community, 1981
9 6 Subject files, John Pauker, 1974
9 7 Subject files, LeDroit Park Historic District Project, 1973
9 8 Subject files, Lotus Press, 1988-1989
9 9 Subject files, Madame Evanti Fundraising Committee, 1985
9 10 Subject files, Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission, 1986
9 11 Subject files, Morgan State University, no date
9 12 Subject files, National Association of University Women College Alumnae Club, 1985
9 13 Subject files, National League of American Pen Women, 1977-1979
9 14 Subject files, National Museum on American Art, 1985
9 15 Subject files, plays written by African American women before 1950, no date
9 16 Subject files, poems about birds, no dates
9 17 Subject files, poets, writers, art and government, 1965, 1976
9 18 Subject files, Poets in Developing Colleges project, 1970-1971
10 1 Subject files, Stylus Society, 1983-1986
10 2 Subject files, University of Wisconsin extension class, no date
10 3 Subject files, Washington Area Poetry Advisory Committee, 1979-1983
10 4 Subject files, Washington Writers' Publishing House, 1981-1985
10 5 Subject files, Writers in Residence, 1973
10 6 Teaching files, course plans, 1942, 1969-1970
10 7 Teaching files, plays by students, no date
10 8 Teaching files, poems by students, no date
10 9 Teaching files, poems by students at Stuart Junior High, 1984
10 10 Transcripts, American University and Columbia, 1925-1971
11 1 Travel, itineraries and receipts, 1957
11 2 Travel, memorabilia, no date
11 3 Travel, postcards, no date [1 of 2]
11 4 Travel, postcards, no date [2 of 2]
Family papers
11 5 Bynum, Delia, legal documents, 1978
11 6 McIntosh, Gloria Irene, legal documents, 1964
11 7 Miller, Anna May, correspondence, 1950-1953
11 8 Miller, Anna May, legal documents, 1912-1927
11 9 Miller, Anna May, legal documents, 1934
11 10 Miller, Anna May, legal documents, 1934
11 11 Miller, Anna May, legal documents, 1934-1935
11 12 Miller, Anna May, legal documents, 1940-1950
11 13 Miller, Anna May, legal documents, 1950
11 14 Miller, Anna May, obituary, no date
11 15 Miller, Anna May, program, 1951
11 16 Miller, Anna May, sheet music, 1940-1941
11 17 Miller, Anna May, tribute, no date
11 18 Miller, Anna May, will, 1950
12 1 Miller, Kelly, Sr., biographical research, no date
12 2 Miller, Kelly, funeral arrangements, 1940
OP2 - Miller, Kelly, Jr., diplomas, 1912-1917
12 3 Miller, Kelly, Jr., legal documents, 1928-1942
12 4 Miller, Kelly, Jr., legal documents, 1973
OP2 - Reid, Irene Miller, diplomas, 1918
12 5 Reid, Irene Miller, legal documents, 1989
12 6 Sullivan, Catherine, funeral register, 1952
12 7 Sullivan, John Lewis, awards and honors, 1967-1982
12 8 Sullivan, John Lewis, correspondence, 1938-1953
12 9 Sullivan, John Lewis, legal documents, 1929-1982
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