Archives of American Art

Joseph Maxwell Miller papers

Collection ID:
Miller, Joseph Maxwell, 1877-1933
[ca. 1887-1931]
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(on 1 microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
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.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3622 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1984-1985 by Mary E. Miller, Miller'sdaughter.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

More Information
Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Index to photographs available at all Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- Maryland -- Baltimore Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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