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William G. Miller papers

Identifier: MC-278

Scope and Contents

The William G. Miller papers include his personal and professional papers, correspondence, photographs, writings of published and unpublished poems and short stories, course materials reflecting his teaching career at Tufts University, Harvard University, work with the Institute of Politics, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The collection also includes his papers relating to his career in U.S. diplomacy, his foreign service, as Staff Director of the Senate Special Committee on National Emergencies and Delegated Emergency Powers, Staff Director of the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, Staff Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Presidential Emissary to Iran. Papers date from the mid 1950s through the late 1990s.


  • 1953 - 1999

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

The William G. Miller papers has not been fully processed and may contain sensitive material. Please consult with the Archives staff prior to access.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions may be made upon request. Material in this collection may be subject to copyright.
Researchers are encouraged to contact Mr. William G. Miller regarding research use of this collection.

Biographical / Historical

William G. Miller is a 1953 graduate of Williams College who had a distinguished career in U.S. diplomacy. He served in the foreign service, on the U.S. Senate staff, and as ambassador to Ukraine before becoming a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Institute. In addition to his diplomatic career, he is also an author of published and unpublished poems and short stories.


25.9 Linear Feet (17 records storage boxes, 1 manuscript box legal)


Organized into eight series: I. Appointment Books, II. Courses, III. Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, IV. Harvard University, V. Photographs, VI. Poems & Writings, VII. U.S. Diplomacy, VIII. Williams College.

Physical Location

L2 storage, F5b-6a.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William G. Miller (Williams 1953), 2018.
William G. Miller papers
Zepka, Laura
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Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267