Wade Hall Collection of American Letter: Agnes H. Miller Letters

Abstract

The Agnes H. Miller letters (dated 1933-1938; 0.1 cubic feet; 3 folders) comprise letters sent to Agnes H. Miller from her sister and lover throughout the 1930s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letter: Agnes H. Miller Letters
Creator
Miller, Agnes H.
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Lesbianism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Love-letters
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Hanna Rumbarger
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0313 : [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Agnes H. Miller letters, 1933-1938, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Agnes H. Miller lived in Georgetown, Indiana during the 1930s. She has a sister, Lorena Miller, who lived in Louisville, Kentucky at the same time. No other biographical information available.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Agnes H. Miller letters (dated 1933-1938; 0.1 cubic feet; 3 folders) comprise letters sent to Agnes H. Miller from her sister and lover throughout the 1930s. Letters from her sister, Lorena Miller, discuss their mother, attending church, gardening and other daily chores. Additionally, there are letters sent to Agnes that address her as My Secret Pal. These letters contain romantic statements, loneliness and discuss complications of being together. Those letters are signed Bunnie, or has no sender.
The Agnes H. Miller letters are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Letters to Agnes H. Miller , 1933

  • Box WH-11, folder 1
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Lorena Miller letters to Agnes H. Miller, 1933

  • Box WH-11, folder 2
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Bunnie letters to My Secret Pal Agnes H. Miller, 1937-1938

  • Box WH-11, folder 3
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