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Miller, Helen Hill, 1899-1995. Papers of Helen Hill Miller, 1917-1977: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: 568--78-M149
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Helen Hill Miller, 1899-1995
Title: Papers of Helen Hill Miller, 1917-1977
Date(s): 1917-1977
Quantity: 9 linear feet (9 cartons) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 folio+ folder, 1 folio folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, press releases, speeches, etc., of Helen Hill Miller, economist, author and journalist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 568, 615, 929, 1099, 1271 71-152, 71-154, 72-12, 73-128, 74-267, 76-418, 76-45, 77-M48, 77-M123, 78-M25 78-M27, 78-M149
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Helen Hill Miller, beginning in 1963.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: June 1981
By: Jane S. Knowles, Adelaide Kennedy

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen Hill Miller is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Helen Hill Miller Papers, 1917-1977; item description, dates. 568--78-M149, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Helen Hill Miller, economist and writer, daughter of Russell Day and Lucia (Elliott) Hill was born in Lake Forest, Illinois. She received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr in 1921, Diploma in Economics and Political Science from Oxford in 1922 and Ph.D from the University of Chicago in 1928. She married Francis Pickens Miller in 1927. For three summers (1921, 1923, 1926) she tutored at the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry and from 1927-1930 she traveled and studied in Europe. Miller was a freelance writer, 1930-1934, and a writer on the staff of the United States Department of Agriculture, 1934-1940, Executive Director of the National Policy Committee, 1941-1947, American Editorial representative of the Economist, 1943-1950, and Washington Bureau correspondent of Newsweek, 1950-1952. She was employed as staff writer for the President's Commission on the Status of Women, 1960-1962, and was member and President 1955-1956, of the Women's National Press Club. Additionally Miller wrote articles on history and economics for the Atlantic Monthly, Virginia Quarterly and other journals, and wrote biography, history and travel books.


The collection consists of family and business correspondence (with literary agents and publishers), drafts of articles, and printed articles. There are photographs of family and friends, and clippings about Helen Hill Miller and her husband.


Container List

Additional Index Terms

Authors and publishers
Economist (London, England)
Europe--Description and travel
Voyages and travels
Adams, Mildred, 1894-1980
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981
Bridgman, Walter Ray, 1861-1947
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry
Bunting-Smith, Mary, 1910-1998
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978
Drury, Allen
Dulles, Allen Welsh, 1893-1969
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
Hill, Lucia Elliott
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
McBride, Katharine Elizabeth
Miller family
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994
Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007
Smith, Hilda Worthington
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965
Tate, Allen, 1899-1979
United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women
University of Oxford
Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965
Ward, Barbara, 1914-1981
Wofford, Harris
Women's National Press Club