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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders (Box 28)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-1985
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material consists of one folder of biographical essays and one folder of receipts and business cards for clothing, music performances, and other personal items.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.milldoro, Subseries 15.1
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Dorothy C. Miller papers
Dorothy C. Miller papers / Series 15: Addition to the Dorothy C. Miller Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Family Papers

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet (Boxes 28-30, OV 39)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1853-2002
Scope and Contents:
Family papers include correspondence, writings, personal business records, photographic material, and genealogies relating to Miller's paternal (Miller) and maternal (Canning) relatives. The bulk of the family papers relate to Miller's father, Arthur Barrett Miller, an architect and engineer for the Walter B. Kidde Company and resident of Montclair, New Jersey. Upon retirement, Miller worked for John D. Rockefeller on his estate in Tarrytown, New York. Also found here are a few items of correspondence with Dorothy C. Miller as a child.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.milldoro, Subseries 15.2
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Dorothy C. Miller papers
Dorothy C. Miller papers / Series 15: Addition to the Dorothy C. Miller Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet (Boxes 30-31)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912-2006
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence is predominantly personal and is with family, friends, and artists. In addition to items of correspondence, files may contain photographic material, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, poems, shipping receipts, and purchase orders. Several folders contain correspondence between Miller and her husband Cahill from the first few decades of their marriage. One folder of professional correspondence relates to her work at the Museum of Modern art and to professional recognitions.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.milldoro, Subseries 15.3
See more items in:
Dorothy C. Miller papers
Dorothy C. Miller papers / Series 15: Addition to the Dorothy C. Miller Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-milldoro-ref1009

Professional Files

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 31)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1926-1985
Scope and Contents:
Professional files include notes for an unfinished book project, an essay Miller wrote for an exhibition at the Neuberger Museum, a folder relating to her work at the Newark Museum, and a few scattered notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.milldoro, Subseries 15.4
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Dorothy C. Miller papers
Dorothy C. Miller papers / Series 15: Addition to the Dorothy C. Miller Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-milldoro-ref1010

Art Collection and Client Files

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet (Boxes 31-35)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1926-1996
Scope and Contents:
Art collection and client files predominantly relate to Miller and Cahill's personal art collection, although some scattered correspondence with clients is also found here. An alphabetical arrangement of artists' in the collection includes correspondence, photographic material, sales and loan records, and exhibition announcements and catalogs. The Lucas Samaras folder contains two drawings made for Miller. Another grouping details artworks in the collection and includes binders of photographs itemizing the works, as well as folders arranged by type or subject which include correspondence, photographic material, sales and loan records, and provenance research. Other files found here document the conservation, consignment, financials, gifts, inventory, and loans of the collection. The last folder in this subseries relates to the art collection of Miller's paternal grandfather, William Miller.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.milldoro, Subseries 15.5
See more items in:
Dorothy C. Miller papers
Dorothy C. Miller papers / Series 15: Addition to the Dorothy C. Miller Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-milldoro-ref1011

Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet (Boxes 35-36, OV 40)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1876-2003
Scope and Contents:
Printed material includes announcements, auction catalogs, annotated and autographed books, booklets, clippings, exhibitions catalogs, periodicals, stationary, and a few other assorted materials. The majority of the items here document Miller's interest in American folk art, and a few items relate to modern art. Books are annotated or autographed by Miller or Cahill. A few auction catalogs are for the sale of items in Miller's estate after she died in 2003.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.milldoro, Subseries 15.6
See more items in:
Dorothy C. Miller papers
Dorothy C. Miller papers / Series 15: Addition to the Dorothy C. Miller Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-milldoro-ref1012

Photographic Material

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Boxes 36-38, OV 41)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900-2013
Scope and Contents:
Photographic material consists of photographs, negatives, contact sheets, and slides. The majority of photographs document Miller with family, friends, artists, and others. Four folders at the end of the series are negatives and contact sheets, primarily of Miller's homes and art collections in New York City and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Also found in these folders are images of Miller that have been re-photographed from the original prints. One portrait of Miller by Soichi Sunami and one by Lynn Gilbert are housed in OV 41.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.milldoro, Subseries 15.7
See more items in:
Dorothy C. Miller papers
Dorothy C. Miller papers / Series 15: Addition to the Dorothy C. Miller Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-milldoro-ref1013

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