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Joseph Miller Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-193

Scope and Contents

Includes biographical material, correspondence and reference files about U.S. and Philadelphia-area peace and social justice movements of the 1960s and 1970s, including the Philadelphia People's Bail Fund and the Philadelphia Urban Finance Corporation.

Dates

  • 1960-1980

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Biographical note

Joseph Miller was a mortgage banker; founder and president of Barco, Inc. He was educated at Temple University and St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia. Miller was married to fellow activist, Eleanor Miller who died in 1977. Joseph Miller was an activist for peace and social justice causes such as welfare rights, racial justice, the environment, world peace, the homeless, and women's rights. He was the founder of the Philadelphia People's Bail Fund and the Philadelphia Urban Finance Corporation. Miller served as the treasurer of the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy and was the co-chairman of the Philadelphia Housing Task Force. Joseph Miller died in 1997.

Extent

7 Linear Feet (7 linear feet [7 boxes])

Abstract

Joseph Miller was a mortgage banker; founder and president of Barco, Inc. He was an activist for peace and social justice causes such as welfare rights, including the Philadelphia Urban Finance Corporation and the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy.

Arrangement

This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which is was donated.

Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Miller, 1997 [Acc. 97A-044].

Separated Materials

Items removed: Memorablia

Legal Status

Copyright to the Joseph Miller Papers has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed; a finding aid was prepared by Chloe Lucchesi-Malone, July 2009; and was updated by Wendy E. Chmielewski, November 2019.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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