This collection documents the life and career of artist John Paul Miller through visual and textual materials as well as ephemera. In addition, it includes family history records of the Brooks, Hershberger, and Miller families. It provides the researcher with an intimate look at the work and artistic process of one of the finest goldsmiths of the twentieth century whose works can be found in museums and private collections. The largest portion of the collection consists of nearly 40,000 slides taken by Miller documenting his annual trips to the western United States, Europe, and Antarctica. A selection of these slides depicting the ghost town of Bodie, California in 1946 have been digitized and are available on line at digitalarchives.clevelandart.org.