Kenneth Hayes Miller papers

Collection ID:
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 3 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, notes, photographs, typescripts of lectures, and exhibition catalogs.
Scope and Contents
REELS N583-N583A: Correspondence with Sherwood Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, Garet Garrett, Marsden Hartley, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and others; and letters from Miller to his first wife, Irma Ferry Miller; Miller's mother, Annie Elizabeth Kelley Miller; and his cousin, Rhoda Dunn; personal photographs; exhibition catalogs; lecture notes; speeches; and reminiscences of Miller's classes at the Art Students League by some of his students.
Scope and Contents
REEL 379: Correspondence and typescripts from lectures collected by Helen Miller and Elizabeth Stone Dickson for an unpublished book on Miller's teaching methods at the Art Students League, 1945-1947. Included are letters to John Taylor Arms, Garet Garett, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Louis Lozowick, and Forbes Watson, and a copy of a letter from Marsden Martley to Miller; and a typescript of an address, "The Third Dimension in Painting." Exhibition catalogs and clippings are also included.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, instructor and etcher; New York, N.Y. Born Oneida, New York. Taught at William Merritt Chase's New York School of Art, 1900-1910, and Art Students League, 1912-1936.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N583-N583A, and 379 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Portions of reels N583 and entire reel N583A: Originals returned to the lender, Louise Miller Smith after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels N583-N583A was lent for microfilming by Miller's daughter, Louise Miller Smith, 1967. Portions of the material were later received from Edward Laning, 1972. Laning, who took over from Miller at the Art Students League, presumably received these papers from Elizabeth Dixon and Helen Miller, who had compiled them in preparation for a book on Miller's teaching methods (never published).

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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Etchers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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