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.
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
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