Dorothy C. Miller papers circa 1912-1992, bulk 1959-1984

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Dorothy C. Miller papers circa 1912-1992, bulk 1959-1984

The papers of contemporary art curator, historian, and consultant Dorothy C. Miller measure 24.7 linear feet and date from circa 1912-1992, with the bulk of the material dating from 1959 to 1984. The papers primarily concern Miller's career after retiring from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials, extensive correspondence and subject files, and project files for her art advisory and committee work for the Rockefeller family, Rockefeller University, Chase Manhattan Bank, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the World Trade Center, and other miscellaneous corporate and private clients. Miller's work as a trustee and committee member of various public and private boards and commissions is also represented here. Additionally, the papers contain Miller's research files on Edward Hicks and folk art, and a small number of files of her husband Holger Cahill about his work as Director of the Federal Art Project. There is a scattered documentation of Miller's early curatorial work with Holger Cahill on the (1934) held at the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center. Also found is Dorothy Miller's collection of artists' Christmas cards and photographs of Miller and others. First Municipal Art Exhibition

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