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Robert Aubrey Miller papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 070

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, letterpress volumes, diary, proceedings of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange (1876-1879), a Willamette University memorandum book, scrapbooks of clippings, speeches, material on the Southern Oregon District Fair (1890), books of poems, excerpts from The Hesperian, a literary magazine edited by Miller, and photographs.

Correspondence (about 300 letters) consists of incoming letters, 1877-1939, including letters from Sylvester Pennoyer, Eva E. Dye, George E. Chamberlain, the Bryan State Committee (W. E. Burke), the Democratic State Central Committee, and the Willamette Valley Chautauqua Association.

The ten letterpress volumes (1887-1902) contain mostly attorney business and correspondence.

The diary is titled, "Journal of a trip to the cave in Josephine County, August 13-19, 1878."

Photographs (PH108) include tinytypes, cartes de viste, prints, cabinets and boudoirs of Robert Miller, family and friends, and other Oregonians.

Dates

  • 1856-1932

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Aubrey Miller (1854-1941) graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in 1878, began a law practice in Jacksonville, Oregon, served in the Oregon House of Representatives from district 19, and as an aide to Governor Sylvester Pennoyer. He later moved to Oregon City and Portland, Oregon. He was active in politics, a Democrat, president of the Willamette Valley Chautauqua Association, member of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange, and frequently addressed pioneer gatherings.

Extent

7.5 linear feet (13 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Robert Aubrey Miller (1854-1941) graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in 1878, and began a law practice in Jacksonville, Oregon, served in the Oregon House of Representatives, and was as an aide to Governor Sylvester Pennoyer. The collection contains correspondence, letterpress volumes, a diary, proceedings of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange (1876-1879), a Willamette University memorandum book, scrapbooks of clippings, speeches, Southern Oregon District Fair material, books of poems, excerpts from The Hesperian, a literary magazine edited by Miller, and photographs.

Arrangement

Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Robert Aubrey Miller at Special Collections and University Archives include: Robert Aubrey Miller letter, CB T859.

Physical Description

7 manuscript boxes, 2 record storage boxes; Photoboxes: 1 folio and 2 small boxes.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
Title
Guide to the Robert Aubrey Miller Papers
Status
5 Published
Author
Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA