The collection is arranged into 9 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1969-1997 (Box 1; 2 folders) Series 2: Financial and Business Records, 1962-circa 2000 (Box 1: 0.4 linear ft.) Series 3: Writings, 1968-1969 (Box 1; 2 folders) Series 4: Artwork, 1985 (Box 1; 1 folder) Series 5: Subject Files, 1962-2001 (Boxes 1-2; 1.2 linear ft.) Series 6: Correspondence, 1963-2001 (Boxes 2-3; 0.8 linear ft.) Series 7: National Academy of Design Files, 1972-2001 (Boxes 3-4; 1.0 linear ft.) Series 8: Photographs, circa 1981 (Box 4; 1 folder)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
The papers of sculptor Richard McDermott Miller measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1962 to 2001. The papers document his work as an artist and teacher in New York City through biographical material, financial and business records, writings, subject files, and correspondence. His personal records about the National Academy of Design, of which he was an active member and president, are included.
Richard McDermott Miller papers, 1962-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The holdings of the Archives of American Art include additional photographs of Miller among the Louise Finklestein papers, circa 1944-2000, and sound tapes and partial transcripts of the Alliance of Figurative Artists lectures and panel discussions, 1969-1970, in which Miller participated.
Richard McDermott Miller (1922-2004) was a sculptor and educator in New York, NY. Miller was born Richard Alan Miller in 1922. After studying at the Cleveland Institute of Art in the 1940s, Miller returned to his home town of New Philadelphia, Ohio, to work in the family plaque business.
The papers were donated by Richard McDermott Miller to the Archives of American Art in 2001.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001