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Arthur J. Miller Papers
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Arthur J. Miller was a lifelong labor and civil rights advocate, born in San Diego but primarily active in the Puget Sound region after 1989. In 1967, he became involved in the anti-war movement and was allied with the Black Panther Party in the late ’60s. He made a career as a pipefitter in shipyards across the United States, joining the Industrial Workers of the World in 1970 at the suggestion of an I.W.W. member. His contributions in distributing radical leftist literature for the Panthers, and later his own publication Bayou La Rose, made him the target of disruption efforts of local and federal authorities. Arthur Miller passed in 2021.
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Includes documentation related to Miller's work advocating for the clemency and release of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian Movement activist of Lakota descent who was imprisoned in 1976 following the 1975 shootout at Pine Ridge Reservation, which left two F.B.I. agents dead. Along with issues of Miller's "Bayou La Rose" newspaper, the Arthur J Miller Papers features published documents from the Northwest Leonard Peltier Support Network, issues of Native Resistance News and the Survival Network Newsletter, photos from rallies in support of clemency for Peltier, rally and march flyers, VHS video of rallies, and writing by Miller.