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1978 Aug. 2

Project Release

Letter from Project Release to Cynthia Miller

New York (N.Y.) - A short letter in which Project Release informs Cynthia that a reporter for the New York Times, Richard Severo, is interested in doing a story on the use of tranquillizers in institutions and wants to speak with the Project Release group about it. His available days for interviews are given, as well as his number.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1986 Sept. 24

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to Robert Levy

New York (N.Y.) - Kalisa writes to Robert Levy, an attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union, to ask for his advice on getting part of her records sealed, or bringing action in Rhode Island, where she was institutionalized, or New York. She also asks for advice in answering a question on two NY law school applications.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to John

New York (N.Y.) - Kalisa writes to John trying to get a hold of him, as she has not heard from him in some time. She details some of the things that have been happening in the psychiatric oppression movement, including setting up a meeting with Diane Lacey, the black community representative on the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation. Kalisa asks John about members of the movement who would be good to include in giving ... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1978 May 26

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to the New York Times

New York (N.Y.) - A letter to the editor about the adverse effects of Thorazine, how many people who receive these drugs are not told about these side effects, and how the neuromuscular reactions that can be a side effect of Thorazine are then used to perpetuate the stigma against people who have been in mental institutions.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980

Gutwirth, Toni

Letter from Toni Gutwirth to Cynthia Miller

New York (N.Y.) - A card in which Toni says that since Cynthia is experiencing nervous tension and needs leisure time, they will not interrupt these rest periods again. Toni also wishes Cynthia a Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1978 Mar. 9

Project Release

Letter from Project Release to Cynthia Miller

New York (N.Y.) - A small letter from Howie at Project Release to Cynthia in which he says he was reminded that the movement has a questionnaire that they need to send out. There have apparently been some arguments in the movement recently, as Howie recommend a temporary cease-fire until the questionnaire is out.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to Kady Van Deurs

New York (N.Y.) - Cynthia mentions meeting Kady after she spoke at the Woman's Salon recently. She says she recently got Kady's book and has been reading through it and wanted to respond to what she was reading. Cynthia says she has not been sleeping while trying to write a review for a play, but that going through Kady's book has made her feel refreshed.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1982

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller to Dr. Angel

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that Miller's name be removed from the UCPP mailing list. Explaining that Miller is suing the city for the stroke she endured, that the psychiatry profession is complicit in Nazi crimes and that she does agree with the Doctor in respect to his concern over nuclear arms. References the Women's Pentagon Action statement in reference to comment on nuclear arms. Including a list of phrases or t... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1985

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller to the New York Times

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of letter criticizing NYT coverage of deinstitutionalization and laying out a list of assumptions and mischaracterizations about and of current and ex-mental patients. Taking issue with the description of institutionalized persons as having "A nervous twitch, an odd walk, a glassy stare," when these aspects are most likely side effects of drugs such as Thorazine. Drawing parallels between the su... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1985

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller to Dr. Richman

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of letter with note to self preamble laying out intentions. Explaining Miller's hospital record - prepared by Dr. Joan Waitkevicz - and legal battle - using medical malpractice lawyer Richard Godosky - regarding the stroke she suffered at Harlem Hospital. Inquiring into the possibility of a Haldol-CVA or stroke connection.

Cynthia Miller Papers