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Preliminary Guide to the Patricia Miller Papers, 1967-1972

Abstract

Patricia Miller is an attorney, abortion rights activist, and the author of The Worst of Times: Illegal Abortion--Survivors, Practitioners, Coroners, Cops, and Children of Women Who Died Talk About its Horrors. Collection includes Miller's personal correspondence, materials and background information from the Pennsylvania Abortion Law Commission, and general pro and con abortion materials from Pennsylvania and Colorado.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00898
Title
Patricia Miller papers
Date
1967-1972
Creator
Miller, Patricia G., 1933-
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet, 500 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes Miller's personal correspondence, materials and background information from the Pennsylvania Abortion Law Commission, and general abortion materials from rights activists and opponents in Pennsylvania and Colorado.

Arrangement

This collection has not been fully processed, and as such, materials have not been refoldered beyond what is needed for preservation purposes. Furthermore, most labels are directly transcribed from the donor's description of the material.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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Collection is open for research.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

1. Accession (2009-0161), 1967-1972

1 box

Accession (2009-0161) (500 items; 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1967-1971) includes Miller's personal correspondence, materials and background information from the Pennsylvania Abortion Law Commission, and general abortion materials from rights activists and opponents in Pennsylvania and Colorado.

Abortion pro/con Pennsylvania: religious views, 1971-1972
Box 1
Pennsylvania: recommended legislation
Box 1
Pennsylvania Abortion Law Commission (PALC): Legal Committee, 1972
Box 1
Pennsylvania Abortion Law Commission (PALC): Report of the Socio-Economic Committee, 1971
Box 1
Pennsylvania Abortion Law Commission (PALC): Majority Report draft
Box 1
Pennsylvania Abortion Law Commission (PALC): Loose materials
Box 1
Personal correspondence, 1972
Box 1
Pro and Anti Organizations: Material from abortion opponents, 1972
Box 1
Colorado materials
Box 1
Colorado and other states news clippings, 1967
Box 1

Historical Note

Patricia Miller is an attorney, a long-time abortion rights activist, and the author of The Worst of Times: Illegal Abortion--Survivors, Practitioners, Coroners, Cops, and Children of Women Who Died Talk About its Horrors (1993), an oral history compilation.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Patricia Miller Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Patricia Miller Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Meghan Lyon, July 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, July 2009

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.