Thomas H. E. Miller Design papers

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

2.25 linear feet of material consisting of photographs, proofsheets, slides, award certificates, realia, prototypes, calendars, and periodicals documenting the career of designer and artist Thomas Miller.

Biographical Historical Note

Thomas H.E. Miller worked as a self-taught artist while stationed abroad during World War II, following which he moved to Chicago and studied art formally for the first time at the Ray Vogue School of Art. Miller received his degree in design in 1950, when he was one of two African Americans accepted into the Society of Typographic Arts. Miller worked for 35 years as a graphic designer at Morton Goldsholl Associates. After his retirement, Miller focused his efforts on the creation of mosaic portraits, some of which joined the collection of the DuSable Museum in Chicago.