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Calvin Miller Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-024

Scope and Contents

The manuscripts and papers of popular writer and pastor Calvin Miller are arranged into five series. The material arrived in several accessions beginning in 1990. The largest series is book manuscripts, with other categories of articles, correspondence, artwork, and biographical. Miller periodically adds items to the collection and it can be assumed that the papers have not reached their final arrangement. The largest portion of the Calvin Miller Collection is composed of manuscripts, both of books and articles. The book manuscripts are arranged very roughly in alphabetical order by title, though efficiency of storage was given preference over strict alphabetization. Manuscripts for Burning Bushes & Moon Walks, Mr. Four-Foot Thirteen, One Upon a Tree and The Unsinkable Rock are not presently a part of the collection. The manuscripts of articles were left in the order as received from Miller. Correspondence was also left in the order given it by Miller. Letters are arranged first by year, then alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent. Only the years 1984-1989 are included in the collection. Several pieces of Miller's artwork are housed with the collection, both originals and prints. These include his annual Christmas cards, watercolors, and mixed media works. The biographical series is presently a catch-all category for items not fitting elsewhere. Later arrangement may include more precise series for much of this material.


  • Created: 1967-2004
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1975-1989
  • Other: Date acquired: 1986


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


33 boxes

13 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

Miller was approached with regard to placing his papers in the Special Collections while he was on campus as speaker in 1986.

Other Descriptive Information

The Calvin Miller Collection at the Wheaton College Special Collections includes manuscripts, correspondence, artwork, and published materials of this popular writer and Baptist pastor.

Calvin Miller Papers
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

501 College Ave.
Wheaton IL 60187-5593 USA