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Harry Willis Miller autobiography

 Collection — Folder: S1900
Identifier: S1900

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of a handwritten autobiography written by Harry Willis Miller in 1936. At the time of the donation, the original copy was housed at the Area Research Center, River Falls, Wisconsin.


  • 1936


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Harry Willis Miller was born September 18, 1878 on a farm southwest of Flint in Steuben County, Indiana, the third youngest child of Thaddeus Kane and Ellen Mathilda (Stout) Miller. When his father was elected county recorder, the family moved to Angola. He graduated from the local high school in 1896 and entered Tri-State Normal College in the fall of that year. In 1898, Miller served as a private with Company H, 157th Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War. He went to Chicago in 1899 and moved to Muscatine, Iowa in 1902. Miller married Ida May Day on April 10, 1902 and they had one son, Willis H. Miller. The family also lived in Watertown, South Dakota and St. Paul, Minnesota before moving to Hudson, Wisconsin in 1922. Miller died at the age of 63 on June 13, 1942.


Information found within collection. "Harry Willis Miller." Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996. Accessed July 24, 2020. "Harry W. Miller." U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963. Accessed July 24, 2020. "Harry Willis Miller." Find a Grave Memorial no. 132806053. Accessed July 24, 2020. "Willis Harry Miller." Find a Grave Memorial no. 80966954. Accessed July 24, 2020.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Willis H. Miller on 1977/05/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/07/24 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/07/24 by Laura Eliason.
Harry Willis Miller autobiography
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.