John Fletcher Miller Papers 1924-1972

Creator
Miller, John Fletcher, 1890-1972
Size
0.25 linear feet (1 archival half-box)
Location

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Call number
MC 00065

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 1924 to 1972.

John Fletcher Miller was an athlete who played one season with the Saint Louis Browns (1912). He served as a coach at the University of Missouri, 1916-1921, and Albion College in Michigan, 1921-1924, before becoming the Head of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics at North Carolina State College in 1924. He served as the head of the Physical Education Department and the Director of Intramural Sports from 1924 to 1956. He was also the University's Director of Athletics and the President of the North Carolina Physical Education Association. The Miller Fields on the N.C. State campus are named for him.

Biographical/historical 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.

Scope/content

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.

Physical description

1 archival half-box

Arrangement

The collection is organized according to material types.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Fletcher Miller Papers, MC 00065, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

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

Processing information

Processed by Jennifer McElroy, 2006 March

Encoded by Jennifer McElroy, 2006 March

Biographical Essay
Half box 1, Folder 1
Certificate 1925
Half box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence 1936–1956 and undated
Half box 1, Folder 3
Newspaper Clippings 1935–1972
Half box 1, Folder 4
Agromeck Clippings(1 of 2) 1924–1952
Half box 1, Folder 5
Agromeck Clippings(2 of 2) 1924–1952
Half box 1, Folder 6
Photographs (1 of 2)
Half box 1, Folder 7
Photographs (2 of 2)
Half box 1, Folder 8

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Fletcher Miller Papers, MC 00065, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.