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Finding Aid for the Marcus P. Miller papers, circa 1923-circa 1953 0000158
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  • Custodial History note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Marcus P. Miller papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000158
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 31.0 Linear feet (1 record storage box and 10 flat file drawers)
    Date: circa 1923-circa 1953
    Location note: Box 1/ADC - regular 9 Flat File Drawers/ADC - flat files
    creator: Miller, Marcus P., 1891-1949


    Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of Mrs. Marilyn Miller Zuber, 1982.

    Preferred Citation note

    Marcus P. Miller papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Marcus P. Miller was born in Illinois on August 5, 1892. He was the Head of the Specifications and Contracts Department at the firm Curlett and Beelman in Los Angeles from 1920 to 1927. In 1927 Miller formed a partnership with William V. Kernan. The office of Kernan and Miller, Architects was located in Los Angeles. A year later in 1938, he established his own firm in Los Angeles, Marcus P. Miller, Architect. Miller died on November 1, 1949.

    Scope and Content note

    The Marcus P. Miller papers span 31 linear feet and date from circa 1923 to circa 1953. The collection is primarily composed of architectural drawings and reprographic copies of commercial buildings in the Los Angeles area. The collection also includes black-and-white photographs, specifications, contracts, and small architectural reference pamphlets.

    Related Archival Materials note

    Curlett & Beelman records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Miller, Marcus P., 1891-1949
    Architectural drawings
    Photographic prints
    Reprographic copies