Maud H. Miller papers

Finding aid prepared by Julianna Gil, Student Processing Assistant.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Maud H. Miller papers
Date (inclusive): 1890-1969
Date (bulk): 1942-1943
Collection Number: MS 403
Creator: Miller, Maud H.
Extent: 0.23 linear feet (1 box, 1 flat file folder)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: The Maud H. Miller papers is a collection of personal documents and correspondence from Maud H. Miller, a Riverside resident and former employee of the United States Bureau of War Risk Assurance. Materials in the collection include Miller's correspondence with multiple politicians on issues important to her, editorials and autobiographical stories written by Miller, family photographs, and some personal correspondence.
Languages: The collection is in English.


The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Maud H. Miller papers (MS 403). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Loye Miller, 1968.

Processing History

Processed by Julianna Gil, Student Processing Assistant, 2017.
Processing of the Maud H. Miller papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2017. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Biographical Note

Maud Holmes Miller was born in Louisiana in 1876, and moved to Riverside with her family in 1877. She graduated from Riverside Union High School in 1895, and in 1904 she was named Miss Riverside. She worked as a book keeper for several Riverside stores, and in 1920 was working as a clerk for the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, a part of the U.S. Treasury Department.
Miller was an active participant in American politics, and was particularly involved in the America First Committee, a non-interventionist pressure group against American entry into World War II. Miller was also interested in agricultural policy and trade, as well as local politics. She eventually settled in Fallbrook, California, where she passed away on August 2, 1968.

Collection Scope and Contents

The Maud H. Miller papers is a collection of personal documents, including Miller's correspondence with multiple politicians on issues important to her. This notably includes continued correspondence concerning agricultural policy and other issues with George N. Peek, the first Administrator of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA) under Franklin D. Roosevelt, and George P. Clements, head of agriculture for the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. The collection also includes editorials and autobiographical stories written by Miller, family photographs, and some personal correspondence.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically into folders.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Peek, George N. (George Nelson), 1873-1943
Clements, George P.
Agriculture and state
Riverside (Calif.)

Genres and Forms of Materials


Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence with George N. Peek 1941-1943

Box 1, Folder 2

George N. Peek 1942-1943

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence with Dr. George P. Clements 1941-1943

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence with U.S. Government Offices 1920-1958

Box 1, Folder 5

General correspondence 1945-1958

Box 1, Folder 6

Photographs circa 1890-1907

Box 1, Folder 7

Articles 1955, undated.

Box 1, Folder 8

Application for Notary Public 1925

Box 1, Folder 9

Article on Maud Miller 1969

Box 1, Folder 10

Bureau of War Risk Assurance 1920

Flat-File-Folder 1

Portrait of May Gabriella Kilgore-LaRue undated