Fonds MG 206 - J.R. Miller fonds

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J.R. Miller fonds

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MG 206

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  • 1953-2014 (Creation)

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37.4 m of textual records
102 CDs
136 audio cassettes
29 VHS
9 DVDs

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James Rodger Miller earned his BA (1966), MA (1967) and PhD (1972) from the University of Toronto. His PhD thesis, “The Impact of the Jesuits’ Estates Act on Canadian Politics, 1888-1891,” was under the supervision of D.G. Creighton. He joined the University of Saskatchewan in 1970 as assistant professor history, and by 1979 had been promoted to full professor. In 2001 he was appointed Canada Research Chair in Native-Newcomer Relations. Dr. Miller is a nationally recognized historian and the author or editor of nine books and numerous articles in leading academic journals. Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens (1989), a history of Indian/white relations in Canada, was recognized as an 1993 outstanding North American book on the subject of human rights by the Gustavus Myers Centre for the study of Human Rights; Shingwauk's Vision, widely regarded as a seminal work on Native residential schools, was named the co-winner of the non-fiction category of the Saskatchewan Book Awards (1996) and winner of the J. W. Dafoe Prize for the book which best contributes to the understanding of Canada or its place in the world (1997). He was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, was awarded the University of Saskatchewan Distinguished Researcher award, and received the SSHRC Gold Medal for Achievement, that agency’s highest honour. His current research centres on reconciliation for residential school survivors, and education for Aboriginal youth.

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This fonds contains materials relating to Miller’s publications, lectures, and presentations; his work with various associations and bodies, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; his departmental and university commitments; and his work with the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association.

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Donated to the University of Saskatchewan Archives by JR Miller in 2011.


This fonds has been organized into 10 series:
1. Personal
1.1 General
1.2 Consulting Work
1.3 Correspondence
2. Academic – Publications, Presentations and Research
2.1 Articles
2.2 Books
2.3 Book Reviews
2.4 Conference Presentations and Other Addresses
3. Assessments (Peer Review)
3.1 Manuscripts (Articles and Books)
3.2 Grants
4. Associations and External Committees
5. Clippings
6. Lectures / Courses Taught
6.1 Classes
6.2 Class Evaluations
7. Projects
8. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
8.1 General
8.2 Published
9. University of Saskatchewan
9.1 General
9.2 Department of History
9.3 Leave - Japan
10. University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association

Please note there is some overlap between series: conference or other presentations may be revised for publication; correspondence files may include materials relating to the University or the department of history; etc.

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There are restrictions on this collection. The correspondence section must be reviewed prior to access; grant assessments and the series on SSHRC are restricted, as are those other files noted in the guide which include personal materials. Please consult with an archivist.

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