Collection GB 1534 KM - Kathleen Miller Collection

Letters Address book United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) General Papers Correspondence and press releases General papers Press cuttings 25th anniversary of Mullwharchar Campaign General papers Windscale
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Identity area

Reference code

GB 1534 GB 1534 KM

Title

Kathleen Miller Collection

Date(s)

  • 1968 - 2010 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

8 archival boxes

Context area

Name of creator

(1936-2013)

Biographical history

Kathleen Laura MacLean George was born on the 10th October 1936 in Maybole, Ayrshire. Kathleen attended the University of Glasgow where she met John Miller, whom she married in 1961. They had three daughters; Jo (1962), Manda (1963) and Bridget (1965). After moving to St John's Town of Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway, in 1972, Kathleen became involved in politics, joining the Scottish National Party (SNP), canvassing at elections, and standing as a candidate for the local council. Much of her activism became focused on challenging the nuclear industry's plans to investigate the Galloway Hills as a site for the disposal of radioactive waste. With local campaigners, she educated herself and others, fundraised, lobbied, staged events and built a movement which eventually led to a public inquiry into the planning application to test bore at Mullwharchar. Kathleen also had links with the wider anti-nuclear movement in the rest of the UK, and continued to follow the development of nuclear related stories in the media until her death in January 2013, in Rhonehouse, Dumfries and Galloway.

Archival history

Kathleen Miller's papers donated to Glasgow Women's Library by her family, August 2016

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Accession: 2016-130

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This collection contains papers and publications relating to Kathleen Miller's anti-nuclear activism from the 1970s-1990s. Includes; correspondence, scrapbooks and campaign booklets.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

No further accruals expected

System of arrangement

Collection arranged in six series by subject, sub-series created to reflect activity and files arranged chronologically. Original order has been followed where possible.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Open, except for item KM/1/1/2

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

File level descriptive list available at the repository

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Description control area

Description identifier

GB 1534 KM

Institution identifier

GB 1534

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000)

Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by Hannah Grout, 3rd November 2016

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

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Accession area