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R. Baxter Miller Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2002

This collection houses correspondence documenting Black American Poets Between Worlds (1986), a brochure advertising Black American Literature and Humanism (1981), information about the Black Writers South conference (1980), and a program from the Conference on Black Southern Literature and Art (1980).

Dates

  • 1978-1986

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses correspondence documenting Black American Poets Between Worlds (1986), a brochure advertising Black American Literature and Humanism (1981), information about the Black Writers South conference (1980), and a program from the Conference on Black Southern Literature and Art (1980).

Biographical/Historical Note

Ronald Baxter Miller was born to Marcellus Cornelius and Elsie (Bryant) Miller in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on October 11, 1948. He earned his B.A. at North Carolina Central University (1970) and his A.M. (1972) and PhD (1974) from Brown University. Miller served as an Associate Professor of English at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania before coming to the University of Tennessee in 1977. Here, he held the titles of Associate Professor (1977-1981) and Professor (1982-1992) of English in addition to directing the Black Literature program. From 1986 to 1987, he was honored as the Lindsay Young Professor of Liberal Arts and English. Miller began working at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia in 1992, where he served as a Professor of English and Director of the Institute of African American Studies (1992-2006) and later as a Professor of English and African-American Studies (2006-). He has also published several books, including Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks (1978), Black American Poets Between Worlds (1986), and The Art and Imagination of Langston Hughes (1989, 2006.)

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Acquisition Note

R. Baxter Miller donated these materials to Special Collections in 1990.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480