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Finding Aid to the Brian James Miller Papers, 1956-2006

Finding aid prepared by Loni Shibuyama, (c) 2014

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Creator
Miller, Brian James
Title
Brian James Miller papers
Collection no.
Coll2014.010
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1975-1990
Date [inclusive]
1956-2006
Extent
8.5 linear feet., 7 archive boxes + 1 archive shoebox + 1 oversize envelope.
Language
English
Abstract
Manuscripts, clippings, sociological research papers, correspondence, curriculum vitae, notes, photographs, audiocassettes, videocassettes and other material, 1956-2006, from sociologist and writer Brian James Miller. The bulk of the collection is writings, resource material, manuscripts for unpublished books, and recorded interviews pertaining to Miller's sociological research on gay men and their relationships. Personal and professional papers document Miller's career, as well as his relationship with former partner and mentor, sociologist Laud Humphreys.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Brian James Miller Papers, Coll2014-010, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Brian James Miller was born on October 24, 1950 in Wingham, Canada. He received his BA and MA in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario in 1974 and 1975, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Alberta in 1983, with his dissertation titled "Identity Conflict and Resolution: A Social-Psychological Model f Identity Formation." In the late-1970s, Miller was licensed in California as a Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC) and worked in private psychotherapy practice in Los Angeles and West Hollywood for most of his career. He published articles and lectured on such topics as gay men in heterosexual marriages, gay fathers, sex and gender, gay victimization and homicide, and lesbian women in heterosexual marriages. He also worked as an adjunct assistant professor for California State University, Northridge. In the 1980s and 1990s, Miller was best known for writing the mental health advice column "Out for Good," published in Edge Magazine for over ten years. Miller died on April 5, 2006.

Source: Box 4, Folder 1, Brian James Miller Papers, Coll2014-010, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Scope and Contents

The collection comprises writings, subject files, research material, personal papers, audiocassettes, and videocassettes, 1956-2006, from sociologist Brian James Miller. The bulk of the collection is manuscripts, journal articles, clippings, notes, conference papers, bibliographies, and other resource materials Miller used for his sociological research, primarily examining gay men and their relationships. Included are his manuscripts for unpublished books, including a compilation of the mental health advice column he wrote for Edge Magazine and a book on gay fathers. His personal papers include materials documenting his career, correspondence, immigration papers, photographs, an award, and an interview with Miller's former partner, Laud Humphreys. The majority of the audiocassettes are recorded interviews with gay and lesbian individuals and mental health professionals, whom Miller interviewed for his research on gay relationships and families.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1. Writings and research

Series 2. Personal and professional papers

Series 3. Audiocassettes and videocassettes (VHS)

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
(c) 2014
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition

Gift of Bernard Cooper, August 21, 2007.

Processing Information

Formerly boxes A160, A161, A163, A164, A166, A167 and A168. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama with assistance from Sean Wejebe and Elvin Salvatierra, March 2014.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Laud Humphreys Papers, Coll2007-012, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Separated Materials

Separated to the ONE periodicals collection:

The Advocate, October 1981-May 2006 [2 items]

AIDS Alert, Summer 1991 Vol. 3, No. 2 [1 item]

[Association of Lesbian and Gay Psychologists] ALGP Newsletter, Spring 1991, Vol. 16, No. 1 [1 item]

CGLBMAPA, Winter 1984, Vol. 9, Number 3.

Changing Men, Spring 1988-Summer 1988 [1 item]

Children of Gays Newsletter, September 1982-February 1983 [2 items]

Christopher Street Magazine, April 1977-1983 [2 items]

Common Bond: NM Gay & Lesbian Community Newspaper, March 1985, Vol. 4, No. 7 [1 item]

GFCI Network, Spring 1985-June 1986 [2 items]

[Gay Fathers of Toronto] GFT News, February 1984-June 1995 [31 items]

Lambda Book Report, June 1990-July 1990 Vol. 2, No. 5 [1 item]

The Lynchpin, November 1995-February 1997 [9 items]

Men and Wife Newsletter, September 1981-January 1985 [9 items]

National Center for Lesbians Rights newsletter, Fall/Winter 1990

Nurturing News, September 1982-September 1983 [5 items]

ONE Letter, November 1984-May 1988 [2 items]

Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Inc., October 1987-Fall 2000 [4 items]

Partners Newsletter for Gay & Lesbian Couples, March/April 1991

The Playboy Report on American Men, 1979 [1 volume: 2 items]

Progress Notes, July 2006 [1 item]

A Quarterly of Evangelicals Concerned, Inc., Summer 1982, Vol. 6, No. 4 [1 item]

Sex Vibe, August 1995-Winter 1996 [3 items]

Sociologists' Gay Caucus Newsletter, Spring 1984-Winter 1984 [2 items]

The Triangle Project Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 3, February 1987

Separated to the Scripts collection:

Making Love screenplay, by Barry Sandler, February 20, 1981

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Audiocassettes
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Interviews
  • Manuscripts

Personal Name(s)

  • Humphreys, Laud

Subject(s)

  • Couples--Psychology
  • Gay men--Health & social issues--United States
  • Homosexuality--Psychological aspects
  • Homosexuality--Social Aspects
  • Marriage--Psychological aspects
  • Sociology

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Writings and research 1956-2004 

Series Description

This series comprises Miller's writings and research material mostly pertaining to his sociological research on gay men and their interpersonal relationships, 1956-2004.

Arrangement

This series is divided into two subseries, (1.1) Writings and (1.2) Subject files and resource material.

 Subseries 1.1 Writings 1975-2004 

Scope and Contents

This subseries comprises book and article manuscripts, clippings, journal articles and reprints, correspondence, and notes written by Brian James Miller, 1975-2004. Included are the mental health advice columns he wrote for Edge Magazine, called "Out for Good"; his graduate theses and published journal articles on topics such as gay fathers, married gay men and lesbian women, and victimization; and drafts for proposed books on gay identity and gay relationships. Note that additional files with annotated manuscript pages from Miller's articles or books may be found in the Subject files and resource material (Subseries 1.2.)

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder

 Advice column, "Out For Good" 1990-1995   [13 folders]

1 1-13

 Advice column, "Out For Good" 1982-1995   [8 folders]

5 2-9

 Beyond the Closet, chapter 1 manuscript undated 

3 7

 "The Case of Gay Fathers" 1977-1979 

1 14

 "Crimes Against Gays" papers 1980 

1 15

 Fathers Who Love Men manuscripts and research material 1979-1980 

1 16

 "Gay Men's Relationships with Women" 1980 

1 17

 Guidelines and other writings by Brian Miller and Laud Humphreys 1979-1992 

2 5

 "Identities in the Emerging Gay Culture" 1989 

1 18

 Identity Conflict and Resolution: A Social Psychological Model of Gay Familymen's Adaptations 1983   [5 folders]

1 19-23

 Loved to Pieces manuscript undated 

1 24

 Published journals and reprints 1978-1982 

2 6

 Rocking the Cradle and Ruling the World: An Exploratory Study of Sex Role Convergence and Family Patterns in "Who's Who" 1975-1978 

1 25

 "Social-Psychological Factors in 'Mixed Marriages': The Case of Lesbians Wed to Heterosexual Males" 1982 

2 1

 "Wives of Gay Men" manuscripts and research material 1978-1988   [2 folders]

2 2-3

 "Women Who Marry Gay Men" Advocate article and correspondence 1989-1990 

2 4

 Untitled book chapter manuscripts [draft #1] undated   [12 folders]

2 7-18

 Untitled book chapter manuscripts [draft #2] undated   [25 folders]

2 19-43

 Untitled book chapter manuscripts [draft #3] undated   [5 folders]

3 8-12

 Untitled book manuscripts, sequential pages undated   [6 folders]

3 1-6

 Untitled manuscript pages 1990-2004   [4 folders]

3 13-16

 Subseries 1.2 Subject files and resource material 1956-2004 

Scope and Contents

This subseries comprises clippings, photocopied book chapters, journal reprints, manuscripts, conference paper proposals, bibliographies, correpondence, case studies, organization flyers and publicity, newsletters, and other papers collected by Miller, the bulk of which pertain to his research on gay fathers or gay men who are/were married to women, 1956-2004. Some files contain annotated manuscript pages from Miller's articles or books. The files also include Miller's extensive handwritten notes.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder

 American Psychiatric Association proposals 1978-1982 

5 10

 American Sociological Association proposal 1981-1988 

5 11

 Bibliographies 1980 

5 12

 Bozett, Frederick 1979-1990 

5 13

 Case studies 1977-1982 

5 14

 Clippings and articles, B-J 1956-1996   [8 folders]

5 15-22

 Clippings and articles, K-W 1959-2000   [10 folders]

6 1-10

 Clippings, gay fathers 1981-1985   [2 folders]

6 11-12

 Clippings, unsorted 1974-2004   [7 folders]

6 13-19

 Clippings, unsorted 1982-1990   [4 folders]

3 17-20

 "Gay Fathers and Social Policy" 1973 

6 20

 Gay Fathers of Los Angeles 1982-1997 

3 21

 Gay Fathers of Toronto 1983-1988   [2 folders]

3 22-23

 Gay homicide 1967-1978 

6 21

 Gay organization flyers and publicity 1981-1994 

3 24

 Gochros, Jean Schaer, "When Husbands Come Out of the Closet" 1982 

3 25

 Harry, Joseph, clippings and correspondence undated 

6 22
Box

 Index cards, notes circa 1975-1995 

8
Box Folder

 International Gay Fathers Conference, 6th Annual, Los Angeles, California 1985 

6 23

 Manuscripts, unknown authors undated 

3 26

 National Gay Task Force, "Anti-Gay/Lesbian Victimization" 1984 

6 24

 Newsletters and publications, miscellaneous 1979-1991 

7 1

 Notes and research articles circa 1970-1990   [7 folders]

7 2-8

 Ostrow, Daniel, thesis 1977   [2 folders]

7 9-10

 Pamphlets and programs 1973-1991 

7 11

 Prince, Virginia, Transvestite and His Wife photocopy 1974 

7 12

 Question Scale Data Results 1975-1980 

7 13

 Sociologists' Gay Caucus 1983-1984 

7 14

 Veever, J.E. articles and thesis 1972-1979   [5 folders]

7 15-19

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Series 2:  Personal and professional papers 1974-2006 

Series Description

This series comprises correspondence, resumes and curriculum vitae, clippings, photographs, and other papers documenting Miller's personal life and professional career, 1974-2006. Included are Miller's immigration papers, diplomas, professional certifications, material for a class he taught, and a trophy awarded to Miller in 2006. The correspondence includes letters between Miller and his former mentor and partner, sociologist Laud Humphreys. The photographs, 1976-1979, document Miller, Humphreys, and their friends or family.

Arrangement

Miller's resumes and curriculum vitae is at the beginning of this series. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder

 Resume and curriculum vitae 1978-1997   [3 folders]

4 1-3

 California State University, Northridge, Sociology of Homosexuality class materials 1983 

4 4

 Clippings about or mentioning Brian James Miller 1975-1988 

5 1

 Correspondence 1976-2000   [15 folders]

4 5-19
Envelope

 Diplomas and certificates 1974-1989 

9
Box Folder

 Humphreys, Laud, interview 2001-2005 

4 20

 Immigration papers 1979-1992 

4 21
Box Item

 Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association Community Service Award 2006 

3 27
Box Folder

 Photograph album 1976-1979   55 photographs: col.

4 22

 Photograph, photocopy undated 

4 23

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Series 3:  Audiocassettes and videocassettes (VHS) circa 1977-1990 

Series Description

This series comprises 63 audiocassettes and 3 videocassettes (VHS). The bulk of the audiocassettes are interviews Miller conducted for his sociological research regarding gay and lesbian parents and families. Two of the three videocassettes are regarding AIDS issues.

Arrangement

Audiocassettes are at the beginning of this series, followed by videocassettes. They are arranged alphabetically.

Item

 Basker, Robert July 4, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2547

 Basker, Robert; Dennis Cox undated   1 audiocassette.

AC2548

 Beaudry, Jim; Larry Ross, Drake Hotel during SSSP Convention undated   1 audiocassette.

AC2549

 Beaudry, Jim, in press room at American Sociological Association Convention at Chicago Hilton; Stan Valez, at Ralph Neil's apartment in Los Angeles, California 1977-1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2550

 Berzon, Betty; Gay Academic Union, developing a gay identity November 1979   1 audiocassette.

AC2551

 Christie, Hal, in my apartment December 12, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2552

 Christie, Hal; Stan Valez undated   1 audiocassette.

AC2555

 Coleman, David and Tom undated   1 audiocassette.

AC2553

 Copperud, Cathy, at her house in Pomona, California September 26, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2556

 Copperud, JoAnn, at her house in Santa Monica January 6, 1979   1 audiocassette.

AC2554

 Copperud, JoAnn, at her house in Santa Monica January 6, 1979   1 audiocassette.

AC2557

 Cummings, Don, interviewed in his office at the New York City Stock Exchange July 28, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2558

 Cummings, Don, interviewed in his office at the New York City Stock Exchange July 28, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2559

 Curtin, Bill, at his house in Edmonton February 9, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2560

 Curtin, Bill, at his condominium in Edmonton February 9, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2561

 Denton, Dick, at his office in Claremont, California January 17, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2562

 Elliott, Dave, at his home in Garden Grove, California January 26, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2563

 Elliott, Dave; Mike Finn undated   1 audiocassette.

AC2564

 Federico, Ron, in his room at the Hilton in Chicago during the American Sociological Association convention September 8, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2565

 Federico, Ron, in his room at the Hilton in Chicago during the American Sociological Association convention; Jim Beaudry in press room at ASA Convention September 8, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2566

 Finn, Mike, at his house in Garden Grove, California January 26, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2567

 Gumbleton, Dan undated   1 audiocassette.

AC2568

 Gumbleton, Dan, at his house in Riverside, California August 1, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2569

 Gender identity group talk January 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2570

 Gender identity group talk undated   1 audiocassette.

AC2571

 Segeshi, Hiro; Hobert, San Francisco meeting April 10, 1980   1 audiocassette.

AC2572

 Hogan, Bob, in Toronto, at Metropolitian Community Church; Wilf Racer June 11, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2573

 Humphreys, Clair; "Wives of Gays" television show undated   1 audiocassette.

AC2574

 Humphreys, Nancy, at her house, Claremont, California January 25, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2575

 Humphreys, Nancy; Jerry Jordon, his office, Claremont, California January 25, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2576

 Jordon, Jerry, his office, Claremont graduate school; Phil, at Bob O'Dell's house in Anaheim, California January 24-25, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2603

 Kaiman, Ivan, interview in his office, apartment July 25, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2577

 Lee, Bill, Lomitas, California September 15, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2578

 Lee, John, at his house, Toronto, Canada January 5, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2579

 Lee, Lois, Lomitas, California undated   1 audiocassette.

AC2580

 Lynch, Michael, his house January 6, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2581

 Malyon, Alan, Gay Academic Union March 1980   1 audiocassette.

AC2582

 Malyon, Alan, Rochlin, et al., Gay Academic Union November 1979   1 audiocassette.

AC2583

 McDonald, Elwin, interviewed at his office July 26, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2584

 McWhirter, David, and daughter Monica January 19-20, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2585

 McWhirter, David; Ribara, Alan, in bedroom of his Laguna Beach house January 17-19 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2586

 Miller, Brian, gay fathers, Gay Academic Union undated   1 audiocassette.

AC2587

 Mollock, Harvey, in hotel room at the Hilton during Chicago American Sociological Association convention September 7, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2588

 Mollock, Harvey, in hotel room at the Hilton during Chicago American Sociological Association convention September 7, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2589

 Norton, Dr. Joe, at his house, Albany, New York August 3, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2590

 Parker, Kirk, at his house January 16, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2591

 Poolman, Bob undated   1 audiocassette.

AC2592

 Race, Wilf undated   1 audiocassette.

AC2593

 Regalato, Leondard, interview at David Regalato's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts July 24, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2594

 Ribara, Alan, in bedroom of his Laguna Beach house January 17, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2595

 Robinson, Ray May 30, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2596

 Robinson, Ray May 30, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2597

 Rochlin; depression January 1980   1 audiocassette.

AC2598

 Schmidt, Dr. John, SSSP Task Force, UCLA Library December 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2600

 SGC meeting; Raymond Farden, Chicago August 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2599

 Stringfellow, Bud, at his apartment July 25, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2601

 Taylor, Frank, interview in his office July 26, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2602

 O'Dell, Bob, his house; Phil, at Bob O'Dell's house January 24, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2604

 Taylor, Ron Jr., dad's house, Pasadena August 28, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2605

 Taylor, Ron, his apartment, Pasadena; Bob O'Dell, his house January 23-24, 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2606

 Taylor, Ron, his apartment, Pasadena January 1978   1 audiocassette.

AC2607

 Whytock, Ray, in apartment above his store December 28-29, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2608

 Weiss, Henry, his beach house, Fire Island July 12, 1977   1 audiocassette.

AC2609

 "Male Couples Facing AIDS"; The Mariposa Foundation circa 1985-1990   1 videocassette (VHS).

VV3081

 Brian McNaught undated   1 videocassette (VHS).

VV3082

 "Setting Sexual Limits," LA CARES circa 1985-1990   1 videocassette (VHS).

VV3080

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