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Joseph Maxwell Miller papers, [ca. 1887-1931]

Miller, Joseph Maxwell, 1877-1933



Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Diploma from the Maryland Institute for the Promotion of Mechanical Arts, 1897; 2 awards, an Honorable Mention from the Society of French Artists, Salon 1902 and Silver Medal from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1904; correspondence, ca. 1900-1931; sculpture notes, sketches, and contract concerning his monument to the Confederate Women of Maryland; National Sculpture Society constitution (partial); 7 childhood cutout paper horses and 6 pencil, charcoal, and watercolor drawings; 2 exhibition catalogs and 1 announcement, 1914-1918; and printed material concerning National Sculpture Society.
Also included are 11 photographs of Miller, 44 photographs of his sculpture, and a notebook containing 84 photographs of Miller, Miller's sculpture, and clay models compiled by Miller's wife, Mary Diggs Miller and indexed by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Miller; 8 medallions by Miller; and a souvenior paperweight.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Baltimore, Maryland. Received his early art education at the Maryland Institute where he won the Rinehart scholarship to study in France. He showed at the Salon des Artistes and was made officer of the Academie Francais. He was a member of the National Sculpture Society and the Charcoal Club.


Donated 1984-1985 by Mary E. Miller, Miller'sdaughter.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3622 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Joseph Maxwell Miller papers, [ca. 1887-1931]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.