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Miller, Don, 1974-1984

 Item — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Painter and illustrator Don Miller lectured 5 times. The presentations can be found on 6 reels. 1st lecture was 11/5/1974 (2015-0002/RR59), the 2nd was 4/12/1977 (2015-0002/RR60), 3rd time was 4/4/1978 (2015-0002/RR61), 4th time was 10/30/1979 (2015-0002/RR62), and the 5th lecture was 4/17/1984 (2015-0002/RR63 reel 1) (2015-0002/RR318 reel 2).

It is unknown whether the 2 4/17/1984 lectures required 2 reels or if one of the recordings is a duplicate.

Miller, born in Jamaica, spent the majority of his life in Montclair, New Jersey. Receiving artistic training from Cooper Union and the Art Students League, much of Miller's art was dedicated to interpreting the black experience in the United States, the West Indies, and Africa. His art has been exhibited in Jamaica and the USA, and are in permanent collection at the Newark Museum and the Smithsonian Institution, among others.

Miller's most well-known work is perhaps his seven by 56 feet long mural called, the "King Mural," which depicts the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The "King Mural" was unveiled in January 1986, the first year that the birthday of Dr. King was observed as a national holiday.

Dates

  • 1974-1984

Extent

6 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recordings )

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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