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Herbert Miller papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/39

Scope and Content

The collection (1911-1954, undated) contains newspaper clippings, farm reports, financial statements and correspondence. The papers document Miller's business dealings and his work with Pi Kappa Alpha (Iowa State College). In addition, there are some personal materials such as speeches and documents relating to his time at Iowa State. The collection also includes theater and musical programs and play bills from Des Moines, St. Louis, Chicago, and Minneapolis.


  • Creation: 1911-1954, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Herbert Miller was born to Anthony and Mamie Miller on September 7, 1890 in Des Moines, Iowa. He received his B.S. (1913) in Civil Engineering from Iowa State College (University).

Miller was active in farm management,he invested in farm real estate and in several small businesses in Iowa. He was also the manager of water-works in the contracting department of Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company.

Miller was an active in the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha in college and after graduation, working to keep the fraternity finances in order. In 1973, he and other members were instrumental in building a new chapter house at Iowa State University.

Miller was a member of the American Waterworks Association.

Miller died July 16, 1967.


10.92 Linear Feet (24 document boxes and 4 half-document boxes)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 21/7/39. Herbert Miller papers, 1911-1954, undated
January 15, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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