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Richmond P. (Richmond Pearson) Miller Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-105
This collection contains the papers of Richmond P. Miller, Quaker author and educator, including correspondence, writings, and papers relating to various Quaker concerns. Miller was involved with the 1962 NBC television production, Gentle Persuaders; the William Penn Tercentenary in 1964; the William Jeanes Memorial Library controversy; and the United Nations. In addition, he was involved in commemorative events at Quaker meeting houses, the All Friends Conference in Oskaloosa, 1929, First Day Schools, Friends Peace Committee, National Conference on the Churches and Social Welfare in Cleveland, 1961, the Ohio Yearly Meeting Sesquicentennial in j1962, School of Mysticism in New York, 1929, World Conference of Friends in 1952, and Young Friend Caravan in 1925.

Dates

  • 1923-1970

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical 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 reader.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Overview

Richmond Pearson Miller (1902-1972) was a Quaker author and educator. He was the son of J. Milton and Sara G. Miller In 1926 Alice Leinbach. He died in 1972. This collection contains the papers of Richmond P. Miller, Quaker author and educator, including correspondence, writings, and papers relating to various Quaker concerns. Miller was involved with the 1962 NBC television production, Gentle Persuaders; the William Penn Tercentenary in 1964; the William Jeanes Memorial Library controversy; and the United Nations. In addition, he was involved in commemorative events at Quaker meeting houses, the All Friends Conference in Oskaloosa, 1929, First Day Schools, Friends Peace Committee, National Conference on the Churches and Social Welfare in Cleveland, 1961, the Ohio Yearly Meeting Sesquicentennial in 1962, School of Mysticism in New York, 1929, World Conference of Friends in 1952, and Young Friend Caravan in 1925.

Biographical / Historical

Richmond Pearson Miller (1902-1972) was a Quaker author and educator. He was the son of J. Milton and Sara G. Miller. In 1926 he married Alice Leinbach. He died in 1972.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into thirteen series:
  1. General correspondence
  2. Articles
  3. Book reviews
  4. "The Gentle Persuaders"
  5. Meeting Houses
  6. William Penn Tercentenary 1944
  7. William Penn, miscellaneous papers on
  8. Plymouth Monthly Meeting
  9. Quaker method of conducting business
  10. United nations
  11. Miscellaneous
  12. Scrapbooks
  13. Books and pamphlets

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Richmond P. Miller, 1964-1969

Donor: Alice Miller, 1972

Related Materials

See also:
  1. RG 5/ 083, William Jeanes Memorial Library Controversy Papers

Separated Materials

The following audio-recordings, originally part of the collection, are now stored with FHL Audio-Visual Collection:
  1. American Friends Service Committee.
  2. To see what love can do, fifty years of Quaker service [1967] (Disc no. 9)
  3. Heath, Douglas.
  4. Talk on education at Moorestown Friends School, 1969. (Tape no. 126)
  5. Miller, Richmond and Foulds, Elfrida Vipont.
  6. Talk at Abington Meeting First Day School, 1965. (Tape no. 125)
  7. Pickett, Clarence.
  8. An outline of Quakerism. 1959. (Tape no. 124)
  9. Pictures placed in the appropriate subject category within the Friends Historical
  10. Library Picture Collection:
  11. Friends World Conference; Friends meeting houses; Portraits of Quakers; Art concerning Quaker subjects
Title
An Inventory of the Richmond P. (Richmond Pearson) Miller Papers, 1923-1970
Author
FHL staff
Date
1967
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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