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William P. Miller, Jr. papers, 1952-1988

Miller, William P., 1948-ca. 1990

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Files from Miller's position as curatorial consultant to the Alex Hillman Family Foundation Art Collection. Included are: biographical information about Alex Hillman and family; lists, catalog drafts, appraisals, and deaccession lists of and reports about the Hillman Art Collection; files on loans and traveling exhibitions of the Hillman Art Collection, containing catalogs, brochures, announcements, and installation photographs for exhibitions at the American Federation of the Arts, Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, and the Brooklyn Museum; draft for a catalog of the collection written by Miller; a manuscript for a book about the Hillman family and the collection (author unknown); and biographical information about Miller.

Biographical/Historical Note

Curatorial consultant to the Alex Hillman Family Foundation Art Collection; New York, N.Y. Died ca. 1990. Also held various positions in Philadelphia and New York museums and art centers, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Jamaica Arts Center.


Donated 1991 by Paul Himmelstein, executor of the William P. Miller's estate. Miller's papers were collected along with the papers of Gary Reynolds; Miller and Reynolds were roommates and their estates were both settled by Himmelstein. Reynolds' papers are housed and cataloged separately.

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How to Cite This Collection

William P. Miller, Jr. papers, 1952-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.