Paul A. Miller administrative files 1936-1979


Paul A. Miller administrative files 1936-1979

The Paul A. Miller administrative files consist of records kept by former Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) president Dr. Paul A. Miller during his time at the university. The first part of the collection contains subject files on topics such as RIT's football program, commencement exercises, and the Rochester Urbanarium project. Dr. Miller played an important role in the Urbanarium project's creation. The collection includes background information, proposals, annual reports, and other administrative records for this project. The other subject files contain correspondence, clippings, administrative materials, and other miscellaneous items. The second half of the collection contains files on various university benefactors. These include Florence A. Wallace, Chester F. Carlson, Mary Flagler Cary, Ezra A. Hale, Edith H. Woodward, Eleanor Gleason, James E. Gleason, Caroline Werner Gannett, Arthur Ingle, and F. I. Caulkins. The files contain mostly correspondence, but also include deeds of gifts and clippings. Although Dr. Miller was only president of the university from 1969-1979, there are several items in the collection predating his tenure. These materials were presumably given to Miller by his predecessor, Dr. Mark Ellingson. Collection of records kept by Paul A. Miller during his time as president of the Rochester Institute of Technology. The collection includes subject files which contain mostly correspondence and clippings, as well as administrative files for the Rochester Urbanarium project. Also included are files on prominent university benefactors.

1.3 linear feet (1 file box)

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Rochester Institute of Technology. Office of the President. (corporateBody)

Ingle, Arthur (person)

Hale, Ezra Andrews, 1895- (person)

Miller, Paul A., 1917- (person)

Paul Ausborn Miller (1917- ) was born March 22, 1917 in East Liverpool, Ohio to Harry Ausborn and Mamie Elizabeth (née Stewart) Miller. After graduating high school, he attended West Virginia University (WVU), where he earned his B.S. in Agriculture in 1939. Miller then accepted a position as a County Agricultural Agent with the WVU Agricultural Extension Service. During World War II, he served as a 1st lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps. He married Catherine Spiker on December 9, 1...

Urbanarium (Rochester, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Carlson, Chester Floyd, 1906-1968 (person)

Chester Floyd Carlson (1906-1968) was an American patent attorney who invented xerography in 1938. From the guide to the Chester F. Carlson papers, 1898-1975, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Chester Floyd Carlson (1906-1968) was born in Seattle, WA on February 8, 1906 to Olof and Ellen (maiden name Hawkins) Carlson. The family moved around a lot, mostly as a result of trying to find relief for Carlson's father's tuberculosis. Ev...

Rochester institute of technology (corporateBody)

It is unclear when the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) first admitted minority students. However, it appears as though the first African American students entered the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (renamed RIT in 1944) during the early 1900s. For instance, in 1906 Fredericka Sprague, the granddaughter of Frederick Douglass, took classes at the Institute. There are several other instances of African American students attending the school during the early 20th century as well...

Caulkins, F. I. (person)

Gleason, James E., 1868-1964. (person)

Wallace, Florence Elizabeth (person)

Gannett, Caroline Werne,r 1894-1979. (person)

Woodward, Edith H., d. 1955. (person)

Cary, Mary Flagler (person)

Philanthropist. From the description of Photograph collection, [ca. 1955-1963] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155462865 ...