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Guide to the Anastasia Miller papers
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Description
Anastasia Elizabeth Miller (1887-1973) served for the American Red Cross as a nurse on the front lines in France during World War I and returned home to Sacramento to head the city's Well Baby Clinic for thirty years. These papers consist of eight war letters written by Anastasia Miller to family members (1918-1919), later newspaper clippings with biographical information on Miller, and a portrait of her in nurse's uniform.
Background
Anastasia Miller was the first of nine children born to Benjamin William and Margaret Miller on December 31, 1887, in San Francisco, Calif. She graduated from a nursing program at St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco, and worked at area hospitals until moving to Sacramento in 1914. There, Miller reorganized the Mater Misercordiae Hospital Training School and was superintendent of nurses until the spring of 1918, when she became one of twelve Red Cross nurses from Sacramento to serve overseas. Miller served on the front lines in France through the end of WWI, working with refugees and treating wounded soldiers at an advanced dressing station.
Extent
.1 linear ft. (2 folders)
Restrictions
Use of the described materials may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.