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President's Office Records of H. B. Miller, 1896-1926

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Collection Overview

Title: President's Office Records of H. B. Miller, 1896-1926

Predominant Dates: 1896-1897

ID: RG 013 - SG 04

Primary Creator: Miller, H. B.

Extent: 0.2 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The President's Office Records of H. B. Miller are arranged into three series: I: Correspondence, 1896-1897; II: Biographical Materials, 1921-1926; III: Reports, 1896-1897. All correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The President's Office Records of H. B. Miller contain extensive correspondence regarding the operation of the State Agricultural College of Oregon during Miller's 1896-1897 presidency, a comprehensive report describing the activities of the College during the 1897 academic year, and copies of a biography and an obituary for Miller.

Scope and Content Notes

The President's Office Records of H. B. Miller contain extensive correspondence regarding the operation of the State Agricultural College of Oregon during Miller's 1896-1897 presidency and include communications with the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee, college faculty, and educators throughout the United States. The collection also contains a comprehensive report describing the activities of the College during the 1897 academic year, and copies of a biography and an obituary for Miller.

In addition to the original paper documents, a partial, microfilmed copy of this collection is available upon request.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Henry B. Miller was born April 11, 1854 in Sidney, Oregon. After graduating from Toledo High School in 1873, he joined his father's firm of bridge builders and contractors. Beginning in 1879, Miller supervised a Josephine County lumber company, a post he maintained even after being elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1891. In 1896, he left the Rogue River Valley for Corvallis, Oregon where he assumed the position of President of the State Agricultural College of Oregon following the resignation of John M. Bloss. Miller held the position of President for only eleven months before resigning. He went on to head the state board of horticulture, serve as consul-general in China, Japan, and Ireland, and act as Director of extension and publishing programs for the University of Oregon's School of Commerce. Miller retired in 1917 as a result of ill health and died in Portland in 1921.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 box

Statement on Access: The collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: These records were transferred to the University Archives by the OSU President's Office. The collection is now held by the Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center.

Related Materials: Reports from Miller's presidency can be found in Subgroup 12 of the President's Office Records (RG 013). Additional materials relating to the presidents of Oregon State University include the President's Office Records (RG 013), Presidents of Oregon State University Photographic Collection (P 001), President's Office Photographs (P 092), the President's Office Motion Picture Film and Videotapes (FV 092), Board of Regents Records (RG 008), Board of Trustees Records (RG 033), and the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC).

Preferred Citation: President's Office Records of H. B. Miller (RG 013 - SG 04), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Miller, H. B.
Berchtold, Frederick
Oregon State Agricultural College. Board of Regents
Oregon State Agricultural College. Executive Committee
Oregon State Agricultural College. Office of the President

People, Places, and Topics

College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
College presidents--Oregon--Corvallis.
Education, Higher--Oregon.
Miller, H. B.
Oregon State Agricultural College
Oregon State Agricultural College. Agricultural Experiment Station
Oregon State Agricultural College. Office of the President
Universities and colleges--Curricula--Oregon--Corvallis.
Universities and colleges--Oregon--Corvallis--Administration.
Universities and colleges--Oregon--Corvallis--Finance.
University History


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Correspondence, 1896-1897
This series is comprised of correspondence relating to Miller's tenure as President of the State Agricultural College of Oregon. The series includes discussion of budgetary concerns, building improvements, decisions made by the Board of Regents and the Executive Committee, Experiment Station publications, purchasing of literature, teaching tools, and supplies, the hiring of new faculty members, reports from existing faculty, and correspondence with educators, students, and private citizens throughout the country.
Box-Folder 1.1: Correspondence, August - October, 1896
Box-Folder 1.2: Correspondence, November - December, 1896
Box-Folder 1.3: Correspondence, January - February, 1897
Box-Folder 1.4: Correspondence, March - April, 1897, undated
Series 2: Biographical Materials, 1921-1926
Series II contains photocopies of an obituary for Henry B. Miller published in the Morning Oregonian on November 28, 1921 and the entry for H. B. Miller in The National Cyclopedia of American Biography.
Box-Folder 1.5: Published Biographical Materials, 1921, 1926
Series 3: Reports, 1896-1897
This series is comprised of a report on the activities of the State Agricultural College of Oregon during the 1896-1897 academic year as submitted by F. Berchtold, Dean of College. It includes records of attendance, student behavior and discipline, course offerings, and the activities of individual departments.
Box-Folder 1.6: Annual Report, 1896-1897

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