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Office of the President: G. Tyler Miller Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0025

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

The G. Tyler Miller Papers are comprised of interviews, correspondence, minutes, reports, court documents and judiciary transcripts created during Miller’s tenure as president of Madison College from 1949-1971. The collection is comprised of three series: Professional Papers, Court Documents, and Disciplinary Papers.

Dates

  • 1941-1998

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research with the exception of Series 3: Disciplinary Papers, which is closed due to FERPA restrictions. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of James Madison University is retained by James Madison University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information, contact the Special Collections Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Staff have taken special care to identify and remove sensitive materials, particularly those relating to students’ academic records, found within this collection. However, in rare instances, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of this collection. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within this collection, and further agree not to publish or disclose such information for any purpose. Researchers agree to alert Special Collections staff if potentially privacy protected information is found within this collection. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Bio/Historical Note

George Tyler Miller was born July 25, 1902 in Washington, Virginia. He earned a B.S. from Virginia Military Academy in 1923. He was the third president of Madison College, serving from 1949-1971. During his administration, enrollment increased from 1,000 students to 4,300. The campus was enlarged by 240 acres, and twenty-one major buildings were constructed during his tenure. During his tenure, he served as director of the National Commission on Accreditation and President of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. President Miller died in 1988.

Extent

3.2 cubic feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Office of the President: G. Tyler Miller Papers are comprised of interviews, correspondence, minutes, reports, court documents and judiciary transcripts created during Miller’s tenure as president of Madison College from 1949-1971. The collection is comprised of three series: Professional Papers, Court Documents, and Disciplinary Papers.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series, and are arranged by subject matter and chronology.

  1. Professional Papers, 1940-1983
  2. Court Documents, 1969-1998 (bulk 1969-1971)
  3. Disciplinary Papers, 1965-1971 (Restricted)

Acquisition Information

This collection consists of several accessions: documents from the Office of the President on January 1, 1996; files from the Chancellor’s Office (President Emeritus, Ronald Carrier) February 17, 2004.

Related Materials

Events leading to strike of 1970, Box 1: Folder 10, JMU Student Government Association Records, UA 0007, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/0007sga.aspx.

Jay G. Rainey Papers, 1970-1996, bulk 1970-1977, SC 0024, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/SC0024Rainey.aspx

Rainey, Jay. Oral History Interview by Jeremy Turner, 1998. SdArch 11-2., Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. http://catalog.lib.jmu.edu/record=b1626325

Bibliography

  • Dingledine, Raymond C. “Madison College, the First Fifty Years, 1908-1958.” Harrisonburg, VA: Madison College, 1959.

Processing Information

This collection was formerly given collection number PR 2004-0217. Sound recordings from formerly cataloged as RE 93-0427.

Creator

Source

Title
A Guide to the Office of the President: G. Tyler Miller Papers, 1941-1998
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah Roth-Mullet
Date
March 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2022-11: Materials created by or addressed to G. Tyler Miller were separated from the vertical file Anniversaries: 50th and added to the collection.

Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

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