MC 00065 Guide to the John Fletcher Miller Papers, 1924-1972

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Miller, John Fletcher, 1890-1972


0.25 Linear feet 1 archival half-box

General Physical Description note

1 archival half-box


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Acquisitions Information

Received as a gift from Mrs. J. F. Miller in September 1972 (Accession no. 1972-0018).


Processed by: Jennifer McElroy;machine-readable finding aid created by: Jennifer McElroy

Scope and Content Note

The John Fletcher Miller Papers contains materials related to Miller's involvement with athletics, intramural sports, and the Department of Physical Education at North Carolina State University. The collection contains a biographical essay, a certificate, correspondence, news and yearbook clippings, and photographs. The items date from between 1924 and 1972.

Biographical Note

John Fletcher Miller (1890-1972) was born May 27, 1890, in Warrensburg, Mo. After graduating from Missouri State Teachers College, Miller was a coach at Kemper Military Academy in Booneville, Mo., from 1910 to 1914. During this time, he also played professional baseball with the St. Louis Browns. After further education at Springfield College in Massachusetts, Miller served as a basketball, baseball, and football coach at the University of Missouri from 1916 to 1921. He then coached at Albion College in Michigan for three years.

In 1924, Miller became the Head of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University). He served as the head of the Physical Education Department and Director of Intramural Sports from 1924 to 1956. For eight years during this period Miller was the Director of Athletics. He also served as the president of the North Carolina Physical Education Association. The Miller Fields on the N.C. State campus are named for him.

Miller married Flossie Merle Hays in August 1916; they had three sons and one daughter. He died in March 1972.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Fletcher Miller Papers, MC 65, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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