Biographical Note

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Inventory

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Preliminary Guide to the John Leonard Miller Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 2240
Creator: Miller, J. L. (John Leonard) , creator
Title: John Leonard Miller papers
Date Span: 1923-1986
Quantity: circa 3.75 cubic feet plus 2 sound cassettes
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

John Leonard Miller was born in Kentucky about 1889. He left home at the age of 12 and eventually worked in coal mining in Danville, Virginia where he joined the United Mine workers as an organizer. He worked as a harvester in the Midwest, then moved to Calgary, Canada where he joined the Socialist Party. Later returning to the U.S., he joined the Industrial Workers of the World in North Dakota. Miller was an informant for author Norman Clark and was involved in the "Everett Massacre." He used Jack Leonard as an alias.

Scope and Content

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Inventory

  
Accession No. 2240-001
Miller, J. L. (John Leonard)
John Leonard Miller oral history interview, 1974
2 sound cassettes (80 minutes)
Scope and Content
Tape recorded interview conducted by Richard Berner on 11 March 1974, covering the years of his youth through 1918.
Interview concerns his youth and his activities in the Midwest and Canada as a United Mine Workers organizer and a member of the Socialist Party, and in Washington as a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. The interview focuses on the Everett Massacre.
Digital Content/Other Formats
Listen to the audio recording of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by John Leonard Miller, 3/11/1974.

  
Accession No. 2240-002
Miller, J. L. (John Leonard)
John Leonard Miller papers, 1982
3 pages
Scope and Content
Notes from interview conducted by Meta Buttnick in 1982.
Notes are about the IWW street demonstrations and speeches in Everett by Jewish Wobblies, Oct and Nov 1916.
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted: For terms of access,contact Special Collections.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Meta Buttnick, 10/1/1982.

  
Accession No. 2240-003
Miller, J. L. (John Leonard)
John Leonard Miller papers, 1923-1986
3.33 cubic feet
Scope and Content
Biographical features, correspondence, financial records, writings, newsletters, clippings, ephemera.
The bulk of this accession is amateur creative writings, but Box 1 does contain "The Everett Massacre as Seen By Its Last Survivor". A few other autobiographical pieces are present.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Nylene Schoellhorn, 10/7/1986.
Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


  
Accession No. 2240-004
Miller, J. L. (John Leonard)
John Leonard Miller typescript
.42 cubic foot (1 box)
Scope and Content
Typescript, mainly of a novel; undated
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Nylene Schoellhorn, 9/1/1994.

Subject Terms

Organizations:
Industrial Workers of the World.
Socialist Party (U.S.)
White House Conference on Aging, State of Washington (1981 : Yakima), creator.
Subjects:
Coal miners--Labor unions.
Everett Massacre, Everett, Wash., 1916.
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