MILLER, Clement Woodnutt, 1916-1962


Guide to Research Collections

University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: 1956-1962, 47 cartons.
The papers of Clement Woodnutt Miller include correspondence, subject and legislative files, speeches, newsletters, press releases, campaign files, publications, party study notebooks, films, tapes concerning his activities as a congressman. Other files concern atomic energy, military, natural resources, public lands, agriculture and education. The collections i currently closed for research. A temporary list of contents is available in the library.

Papers: In the Point Reyes National Seashore Foundation Records, 1959-1962, 2 boxes.
Correspondents include Clem Miller.

Papers: In the Katharine Miller Johnson papers pertaining to Point Reyes, 1961-1987, 4.55 linear feet.
Carton 1 contains correspondence generated by Katharine Miller Johnson on behalf of Point Reyes National Seashore primarily between 1969 and 1971. Carton 2 contains background material, statements, Congressional hearing transcripts, and other material related to legislation on Point Reyes, and National Park Service files. Carton 3, Box 1 and Oversize box contain clippings. Katharine Miller Johnson was the widow of California Congressman Clem Miller. Miller wrote and introduced the bill for the establishment of Point Reyes National Seashore, steered it past formidable legislative obstacles and saw President Kennedy sign the legislation into law Sept. 13, 1962. Only weeks later, Miller was killed in a plane crash in Del Norte County while campaigning for re-election. Katharine Miller, later Johnson, took up the fight on behalf of the National Seashore and lobbied Washington first for money to purchase additional land and limit development. Later she was an avid participant in developing the park’s master plan and wilderness proposal and served on the park service’s Citizen Advisory Commission.