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Ruth C. Miller Papers

Identifier: MSS-63-BC

Scope and Content

The correspondence in the collection is divided into three categories: from Ruth C. Miller, to Ruth C. Miller and about Ruth C. Miller. It covers such topics as settling the Miller estate, news from her daughters attending the University of New Mexico, and Mrs. Miller's claim for compensation for the death of her husband. The majority of the collection is materials relating to her research in 1929 for her master's degree at the University of New Mexico. She was interested in job analysis of county supervisors of home economics. These materials include pamphlets, questionnaires, responses to a questionnaire sent to the director of vocational education in each state, forms, outlines of courses, etc. relating to vocational education, particularly home economics. The collection also includes some information about vocational education in New Mexico such as a copy of the 1920 Annual Report of the State Director for Vocational Education. Photographs in the collection consist of one photograph of an unidentified young woman seated outdoors, and one of an unidentified group standing.


  • 1917-1937


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Ruth Coleman Miller, born in Wharton County, Texas, moved as a child with her family to the Mesilla Valley of New Mexico. She taught at Springer, New Mexico in 1901 and then entered New Mexico State University, graduating in 1906. From 1907-1910 she was industrial director for the El Paso, Texas city schools where she introduced manual training and home economics. In 1910 she married Charles DeWitt Miller. He was killed in the Pancho Villa raid on Columbus, New Mexico on March 9, 1916.

Mrs. Miller worked in the education field in New Mexico from 1917 until retirement in 1949. She was State Director of Vocational Education and supervisor of vocational home economics in the New Mexico Department of Education. She was county school supervisor of Santa Fe and Taos Counties and was state WPA supervisor for school lunch programs. The six years before retirement, Mrs. Miller taught in the Santa Fe City schools. After official retirement she taught the first grade at Cristo Rey, a Catholic school in Santa Fe.


2 boxes ( .7 cu. ft. )

Related Material

Papers on Taos County, New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Richard W.D. Bryan Family Papers, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. George W. Prichard Family Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico
Finding Aid of the Ruth C. Miller Papers, 1917-1937
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  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//University of New Mexico::Center for Southwest Research//TEXT (US::NmU::MSS 63 BC::Ruth C. Miller Papers)//EN" "nmu1mss63bc.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131