Papers: Series III-IV, 1900-1972 (inclusive) [microform].

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Papers: Series III-IV, 1900-1972 (inclusive) [microform].

Series III, Speeches and writings, and IV, Organizations and boards, include Miller's speeches concerning prohibition reform, party politics, and the Equal Rights Amendment; poetry, articles, plays, reports, minutes, proceedings, photographs, and memorabilia.

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Weisenfluh, Norman Naegeli, 1899-

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