Henry Miller Memorial Library

Big Sur, California
Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.

The Henry Miller Memorial Library Archives Project

The Henry Miller Memorial Library Archives holds an impressive collection of Miller’s writings, letters, and rare manuscripts, as well as the largest (near comprehensive) collection of Henry Miller books – each printing of each book.

All titles and dates are searchable in an electronic database which is the foundation for a publishable index of all items.

A researcher can sit down at a computer with a list of interests, and within minutes , have at his or her fingertips all relevant materials the Library has to offer.  If you would like to make an appointment to view the archives, please email keely.richter@gmail.com.

Below are the finding aids that comprise the collection of archive material.  Each page will indicate in detail the scope and content of each collection as well as relevant biographical information.  Please continue to check back as this site is constantly updated and improved.


Collections within the Archives:

 

Please see our policies and guidelines for use of the archives.

We are also accepting applications for our summer archives internship program.  Please go here for more information and to apply.