Series I. Correspondence, 1930-31, 1938 (2 Folders)
Contains letters from J. Clayton Miller to his parents while
he was in China from July 1930 - September 1931. Also included
a letter to the editor of the Cleveland News and a letter to
the editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Both letters concern
Japanese control of land in China during the 1930s.
Series II. Writings by J. Clayton Miller, 1936-38, 1984-86, (1
The writings include newspaper articles and journal articles
concerning the Chinese Government, Japanese control in China, and
strategy in China during the 1930s. Also included is an article
concerning the Oberlin Alumni Association and its constitution
(Miller was president of the Association, 1985-1986), and an article
concerning contests sponsored by the Alumni Association. A complete
list of the titles is included in the inventory. In addition, a
draft of a report issued by the Hoover Commission and its Foreign
Affairs Task Force is included.
Series III. Maps, n.d (1 Folder)
These maps (5 total) are of areas in China, including Hangzhon,
Hobei Province, Shansi, Peking, and Yenching University.
Series IV. Book Reviews, 1937, 1941 (1 Folder)
Included are J. Clayton Miller’s reviews of Ghengis
Khan (1936) by Ralph Fox, The Struggle
for North China by George E.
Taylor, and Le Droit Chinos by Jean Escarra.
Series V. Miscellaneous, 1937 (1 Folder)
This series contains notes taken by J. Clayton Miller during
a trip through the 8th Rte. Army area (China) in the Fall of 1937.
Also included is an Oberlin College pennant.
Series VI. Files related to the K’ung Bell, 1994-97, n.d.
(2 Folders, 1 Scrapbook)
This series documents the history of the K’ung Bell, the
bell-stand, and its placement in the Allen Memorial Art Museum.
Included is a scrapbook of photographs, letters, and printed matter
that documents the history of the bell-stand and the Ringing Celebration
of Longevity on May 27, 1995.
Series VII. Diplomas and Certificates,
1930, 1933, 1949, 1966 (1 folder, 4 items)
Includes Miller's B.A. (1930) and A.M. (1933) diplomas from Oberlin
College, Masters of Science in Public Administration diploma from
Syracuse University (1949), and Pi Sigma Alpha Initiation Certificate
(14 May 1966).
Series VIII. Films & Videotapes, c. 1930s (14 film reels, 4 VHS duplicates, 4 DVD duplicates, 4 DBeta duplicates)
The motion picture films (16mm) in this series document Miller’s
student missionary work in Shansi, China, and travels in Japan, China, Korea, Europe, Argentina, and Brazil, ca. 1930s. Included are
4 VHS videotapes that contain copies of parts of the films, with chapter headings. Films dealing with Miller's work in the Far East, as well as the VHS tapes, were copied to 4 DBeta tapes and 4 DVDs in 2009 (additional reference DVDs made in 2010). See the report from the film transfer vendor, Scene Savers (Covington, KY) on the content of the reels of film and videotapes that were copied.