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Miller, William McElwee
William McElwee Miller Papers
Manuscripts Division
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4 boxes and 1.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-4


Consists of articles, correspondence, notes, miscellaneous material, and printed matter of William McElwee Miller, a Presbyterian clergyman and a missionary in Iran from 1919 to 1962.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Miller's articles, correspondence, notes, miscellaneous material, and printed matter. There are articles on Bahaism, correspondence and notes relating to his book The Baha'i Faith (1974), papers relating to the collection of Bābī manuscripts given to Princeton Library, and correspondence between Miller, Cady Allen, William Orick, and Earl Elder about Miller and Elder's translation from the Arabic of Al-kitab al-aqdas (1961). In addition, the collection contains printed matter on Bahaism and Iran.


Arranged in this order: Boxes 1-2--correspondence and miscellaneous material about Al-kitab al-aqdas, The Baha'i Faith, articles and correspondence about Bahaism, and printed matter (1954-1979); Boxes 3-4--additional unsorted articles, correspondence, and printed matter about the Baha'i faith (1931-1979).

Collection Creator Biography:

Miller, William McElwee

William McElwee Miller was a Presbyterian clergyman, a missionary in Iran from 1919 to 1962, and an author of several books on aspects of Islam and Persian culture.

Collection History


Additions from James Wainberger.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Alicia Corona '2013 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

William McElwee Miller Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-4