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COLLECTION Identifier: 568--78-M149

Papers of Helen Hill Miller, 1917-1977


Correspondence, press releases, speeches, etc., of Helen Hill Miller, economist, author and journalist.


  • Creation: 1917-1977

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen Hill Miller is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


9 linear feet ((9 cartons) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 folio+ folder, 1 folio folder)

The collection consists of family and business correspondence (with literary agents and publishers), drafts of articles, and printed articles. There are photographs of family and friends, and clippings about Helen Hill Miller and her husband.


Helen Hill Miller, economist and writer, daughter of Russell Day and Lucia (Elliott) Hill was born in Lake Forest, Illinois. She received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr in 1921, Diploma in Economics and Political Science from Oxford in 1922 and Ph.D from the University of Chicago in 1928. She married Francis Pickens Miller in 1927. For three summers (1921, 1923, 1926) she tutored at the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry and from 1927-1930 she traveled and studied in Europe. Miller was a freelance writer, 1930-1934, and a writer on the staff of the United States Department of Agriculture, 1934-1940, Executive Director of the National Policy Committee, 1941-1947, American Editorial representative of the Economist, 1943-1950, and Washington Bureau correspondent of Newsweek, 1950-1952. She was employed as staff writer for the President's Commission on the Status of Women, 1960-1962, and was member and President 1955-1956, of the Women's National Press Club. Additionally Miller wrote articles on history and economics for the Atlantic Monthly, Virginia Quarterly and other journals, and wrote biography, history and travel books.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 568, 615, 929, 1099, 1271 71-152, 71-154, 72-12, 73-128, 74-267, 76-418, 76-45, 77-M48, 77-M123, 78-M25 78-M27, 78-M149

This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Helen Hill Miller, beginning in 1963.


  1. Carton 1: 1-25
  2. Carton 2: 26-65
  3. Carton 3: 66-100
  4. Carton 4: 101-117
  5. Carton 5: 118-133
  6. Carton 6: 134-153
  7. Carton 7: 154-174
  8. Carton 8: 8: 175-202
  9. Carton 9: 203-218

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: June 1981

By: Jane S. Knowles, Adelaide Kennedy

Miller, Helen Hill, 1899-1995. Papers of Helen Hill Miller, 1917-1977: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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