Miller, N. mss., 1952-1998

Papers of Nolan Miller, 1952-1998, at the Lilly Library, Indiana University

Finding aid created by: Ava Dickerson

Creator Strand, Mark, 1934-2014 
Creator Miller, Nolan, 1907-2006
Title: Miller, N. mss.
Dates: 1952-1998
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Miller, N. mss., 1952-1998, consist of correspondence between author Mark Strand and author Nolan Miller.
Language: English
Repository: Lilly Library

Biographical Note

Nolan Miller (1907-2006) was a novelist, creative writing professor, and fiction editor of The Antioch Review. Miller taught author Mark Strand at Antioch College, and they continued to correspond for decades afterward.

Mark Strand (1934-2014) was born in Canada and raised in a secular Jewish family. He spent most of his youth in South and Central America before moving to America to complete his education, getting his diploma at Oakwood Friends School in 1951 and B.A. in Antioch College in 1957. He studied painting at Yale University, earning a B.F.A. in 1959 and M.A. in creative writing at the University of Iowa. Noted for his illustrious career as a poet, Strand was elected in 1981 a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters and served as U.S. Poet Laureate during 1990-1991. He has taught at many universities both as a full-time and visiting professor, most notably University of Utah, John Hopkins University, University of Chicago, and Columbia University (which he remained at until his death in 2014).

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of over 300 letters between author Mark Strand and author Nolan Miller, including several enclosures (writing fragments, photographs, and original sketches).


The collection is arranged chronologically, with indication of presence of manuscript or related material on folder.


Conditions Governing Access: This collection is open for research.

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Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

Related Material

See Strand mss., also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Antioch College

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], Strand mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase: 2004

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