Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Joseph Miller Papers, 1960-1980

Collection: DG 193


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator)
Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Miller, Joseph (1912 - 1997)
Title
Joseph Miller Papers
Inclusive Dates
1960-1980
Call Number
DG 193

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
6.66 linear feet [papers only]
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.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of David Miller, 1997 [Acc. 97A-044]
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed; this finding aid was prepared by Chloe Lucchesi-Malone, July 2009.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Joseph Miller Papers (DG 193), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Historical Background
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.

Collection Overview
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

Items removed:
Memorablia

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





Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Biographical Information: Joseph Miller (1912- 1997)
Peace and Justice Fund (1971)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Work- Study Time Sheets
South Africa [2 folders]
The Bishop Desmond Tutu: Southern African Refugee Scholarship Fund
Miscellaneous [7 folders]
Offender Aid and Restoration
Shapp- Kline Campaign
Getting it Together- Offender Aid and Restoration
Bail Fund


Box 2
“OOOPS!”-Arthur Kanegis and Ned Bobkoff
Sun Oil: Cash Disbursements (1987)
Joe Miller- Peace Museum
Interorganization Meetings, Timelines, etc.
Willbet (1974)
Miscellaneous [23 folders]

Box 3
Constitution
Board of Directors- Columbia
Columbia School- Licenses
Cuba
Board of Directors 1980 (January 8)
Columbia School Incorporated, Delaware Incorporation Pages, Important Papers
Ida M. Brodsky
Philadelphia Urban Finance Corporation
SANE [2 folders]
Philadelphia Urban Finance Corporation Proposal: Philadelphia Foundation
Miscellaneous [8 folders]


BOX 4
SANE [7 folders]
Philadelphia: SANE (May 26)
Plain Talk
Philadelphia- Freeze
SANE- Freeze
Joe Miller- Taxes
Robert Rosamond: Impeach President
Tenants Rental Assistance Corporation (TRAC) City of Philadelphia
Nazi Criminals in United States
Martin Luther King
New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam
McGovern
Dialogue with the Cuban People
Whitman Park
Bail Fund
Democratic National Convention (1972)
National Committee to Abolish the House Committee on Un- American Activities
National Coalition against War, Racism and Repression
New Democratic Coalition
Miscellaneous
 
Box 5
Delancey Association
Philadelphia Police Abuse
Joe Miller- Letters
Board Names
Foundation
German Nazi War Criminals
Philadelphia Urban Finance Corporation 1987 (March)
Philadelphia Urban Finance Corporation 1987 (April)
Philadelphia Urban Finance Corporation Project
Rima Miller
Miscellaneous [19 folders]
 
Box 6
Martin Luther King
Miscellaneous [5 folders]
 
Box 7
“The United States towards the Third World”
Philadelphia People’s Bail Fund bank account, etc.
Philadelphia People’s Bail Fund
August 27th
National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee



This file was last updated on December 8, 2010.