Joseph Miller Papers
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.
- Miller, Joseph, 1912-1997 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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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.
7 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
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.
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which is was donated.
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].
Items removed: Memorablia
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.
This collection is unprocessed; a finding aid was prepared by Chloe Lucchesi-Malone, July 2009; and was updated by Wendy E. Chmielewski, November 2019.
- Bankers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources
- Community development, Urban -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources
- Miller, Joseph, 1912-1997
- Peace movements -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- Sources
- Philadelphia People's Bail Fund
- Philadelphia Urban Finance Corporation
- Social justice -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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