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John Frederick Miller fonds
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MS-2-303, SF Box 44, Folder 24
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0.5 cm of textual records (1 folder)
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John Frederick Miller was born in 1924 in Colorado. He received his BA from the University of Colorado (1951) and an MSLS (Masters in Library Science) from Simmons College, Boston (1955). He was a library fellow at Brandeis University before working in turn at Yale University Library, Connecticut State Department of Education, Harvard College Library, and the University of Massachusetts. In 1966 he came to Dalhousie University Library as the head of technical sevices, later being promoted to Assistant Director of the School of Library Services. In 1968 he was appointed Director of Summer School and Extension. His research interests included the social history of merchant seamen, a project which he undertook in cooperation with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
Most material was accessioned by the Archives in 1977; custodial history unknown. A letter and questionnaire completed by Leo Corkum was originally accesssioned as the Leo Corkum fonds (MS-2-15) but was transferred into the John Frederick Miller fonds in 2012 because it more accurately reflects the provenance of the records (which were sent to Miller by Corkum).
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Fonds comprises correspondence and questionnaires for merchant seamen completed by Leo Corkum and Harry Delap. The questionnaires were completed in response to an appeal for research data in conjunction with Miller's project with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.
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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], John Frederick Miller fonds, MS-2-303, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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- Corkum, Leo Parks, 1889-1971 (Subject)
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