Reverend Wendell L. Miller Collection, 1928-1988

Title: Reverend Wendell L. Miller Collection, 1928-1988
Extent: 1.06 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1935-1961
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Reverend Wendell L. Miller was pastor of the University Methodist Church, Los Angeles. He became involved in local politics when gambling and prostitution began edging toward the area surrounding the University of Southern California (USC) campus. Miller founded the Citizens Independent Vice Investigating Committee (C.I.V.I.C.), which also campaigned against crime and corruption in City Hall, ultimately resulting in the recall of Mayor Frank L. Shaw. The collection documents Miller's involvement with C.I.V.I.C., and includes announcements, bulletins, correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases, pamphlets, radio addresses, speeches, statements, and related items. There is also a small amount of material documenting Rev. Miller’s anti-war activities including letters from Japanese Americans sent to internment camps during World War II.
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Finding Aid with Box List
Series I: Citizens Independent Vice Investigating Committee (C.I.V.I.C) Files, 1936-1967
Series II: Japanese Internment Files, 1942-1943
Series III: Political and Religious Activity Files, 1937-1961
Series IV: Non-Manuscript Material, 1928-1988