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Malcolm Miller (1930-2014) Papers

Malcolm Miller (1930-2014) Papers

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MALCOLM MILLER (1930-2014) PAPERS, undated





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Miller, Malcolm, 1930-2014
Title:Malcolm Miller (1930-2014) Papers
Dates:undated
Quantity:0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:The Malcolm Miller papers contain all forms of literature of this Salem, Massachusetts writer, including novels, short stories, and poems.
Collection Number:MSS 252

Series List


SERIES I. Novels
SERIES II. Plays
SERIES III. Prose Poem
SERIES IV. Novel Fragment
SERIES V. Short Stories
SERIES VI. Poems

Scope and Content Note

The Malcolm Miller papers contain all forms of literature of this Salem, Massachusetts writer, including novels, short stories, and poems. Much of the material dates from the later 1980s and early 1990s, and reflects a New England costal town setting, specifically the North Shore. Others are set in Montreal. The collection is divided into six series: Novels, Plays, Prose Poem, Novel Fragment, Short Stories, and Poems. Each series is arranged alphabetically. All manuscripts are typed, undated, and signed by Miller. A complete listing of the short stories and poems can be found in Appendix I.


Biographical Sketch

Malcolm Miller was born in Salem, Massachusetts, on October 20, 1930. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and has served in the United States Navy. Mr. Miller was a prolific poet whose first book, "The Kings Have Donned Their Final Mask," was chosen one of the Fifty Books of the Year 1969 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Notable among his dozens of poetry titles are "The Emperor of Massachusetts" (1970) and "The Summer of the True Gods" (1978). He turned to self-publishing 58 collections of poetry including "Into the Higher Air" (1992), "The Country of Pure Music" (1992), "Poems that Need You" (1993), "Amazing Stranger" (1998), and "I Have Wasted My Life So Beautifully" (2001).


He gave up writing because of ill health in 2013, shortly after he was selected as the featured writer in the literary magazine "Soundings East." Miller authored many letters to the editors of the Salem News, the Jewish Journal and the Boston Globe. He died on September 5, 2014 of natural causes.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Authors
Plays
Poetry
Salem (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Malcolm Miller (1930-2014) Papers, MSS 252, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The bulk of this material was purchased in January 1991 (acc #90072). Two poems were donated by the author in March 1992 (acc #92002). Two additional poems were donated by the author in October 1993 (acc #93035). The manuscript of "The River of Muddy Water Bears Gold" was purchased in August 1994 (acc #94024).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jane E. Ward, January 1991. Updated by Tamara Gaydos, November 2015.


Related Material


"Malcolm Miller." Obituaries. The O'Donnell Funeral Home, n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2015. http://hosting-6738.tributes.com/obituary/show/Malcolm-Miller-101852070


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