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Henry Miller Collection


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Henry Miller Collection, 1965-1978 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Henry Miller Collection, 1965-1978Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 263

Primary Creator: Miller, Henry, (1891-1980.)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Date Acquired: 05/20/1999

Subjects: Authors, American - 20th century, Miller, Henry, 1891-1980

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Correspondence, Writings.

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Henry Miller collection consists of correspondence, typescripts and holograms from 1965 to 1978.  Of note are various revisions of the "Twelve Months of Love" which includes artwork and the French translation of "Insomnia ou LaDiable en Liberte."

Biographical Note

Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 - June 7, 1980), was an American writer and painter. He is known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, and Black Spring. He also wrote travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis.His daughter, Valentine Miller lives today on the Monterey Peninsula.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors, American - 20th century
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Purchased from Apfelbaum.

Related Materials: Miller's papers were donated to the UCLA Young Research Library Department of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Henry Miller collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence to and from Georges Belmont and Henry Miller, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Insomnia ou LaDiable en Liberte" by Henry MillerAdd to your cart.
Includes handwritten notes
Folder 3: "The Firecrakers versus the Bomb"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Harolde Ross of Blue Earth"Add to your cart.
Includes reviews
Folder 5: "An Open Letter to Stroker"Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Preface to 'Book of Nudes'" by Helmut Lander, 1965 December 6Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Preface to Conversations with Pisacco"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Preface to Ecce Homo by George Grosz"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Untitled manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: "Preface for Twelve Months of Love", 1968 August 22Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Research for Twelve Months and Shunga, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Twelve Months of Love" for Playboy, 1970 December 3Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Bradley Smith, "The Twelve Months of Love" (Erotic Prints)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "Twelve Months of Love"Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Plexus notes by MillerAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Art work for twelve days of loveAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Plexus notes by Henry MillerAdd to your cart.

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