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Josephine Miles Papers
BANC MSS 86/107 c  
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Description
The Josephine Miles Papers, 1911-1986, consisting of correspondence and literary manuscripts, as well as a small amount of professional, personal, and family papers, are a thorough representation of the varied interests of this highly regarded poet, scholar, and educator.
Background
Josephine Miles was born in Chicago on June 11, 1911 to Reginald Odber and Josephine Lackner Miles. Her father was of British ancestory and traced his decendants to the Mayflower; her mother migrated as a child from Germany and graduated from the University of Chicago. Josephine had two brothers, Richard B. and John O. Miles. Born with a dislocated hip that did not receive proper treatment, she suffered from severely crippling rheumatoid arthritis. When the arthritis worsened a couple of years later, the family moved to southern California. Josephine's grammar school career was so haphazard, she credited her mother with teaching her to read and write.
Extent
Number of containers: 13 boxes, 9 cartons, 4 volumes, 1 oversize box, 5 oversize folders Linear feet: 18.0
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.