University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles H. Miller Family Papers, 1871-1904



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Miller, Charles H., 1866-1925
Title: Miller, Charles H., Family Papers
Dates: 1871-1904
Abstract: Consisting of six journals, two school books, and a slate book, the Charles H. Miller Family Papers, 1871-1904, document Miller’s school and early engineering career.
Accession No.: 2012-182
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born near Strasburg, Pennsylvania in 1866, Charles H. Miller graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1885. Following his graduation, he worked for the United States Engineering Corps on the Mississippi River Improvement Commission for 13 years. After his work with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Miller was made superintendent of construction with the McClintic-Marshall Construction Company in Pittsburgh, where he was in charge of building their plant until 1905, when he was appointed an engineer of river protection for the Missouri-Pacific & Iron Mountain Railway System. In 1911, Miller formed his own company, Miller Engineering, in Little Rock, Arkansas. His company engaged in general engineering and contracting, projects include drainage and railways. Following U. S. entry into World War I, Miller enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1917 and served until 1919 as an engineer with the rank of Major. From April 1918 to April 1919, Miller served in France, where he worked on reconstruction efforts. Miller returned to Little Rock and his engineering company following his discharge. He served on numerous engineering committees and organizations, before drowning in 1925 trying to rescue others following the capsizing of the steamboat he was traveling on.

Miller married Edna Ward in 1900, with whom he had two daughters.

Source:

"Major Charles Henry Miller." Pulaski County ArArchives Biographies. Accessed June 22, 2012.


Scope and Contents

Consisting of six journals, two school books, and a slate book, the Charles H. Miller Family Papers, 1871-1904, document Miller’s school and early engineering career. Schoolbooks include Common School Literature, published by Westlake in 1878 and Sanders’ Union Pictorial Primer (1871). The slate book contains arithmetic and state capital exercises. Journals are from 1890, 1900-1904, and chronicle Miller’s professional and personal life working for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineerrs and in Pittsburgh with the McClintic-Marshall Construction Company.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Miller, Charles H., 1866-1925 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
McClintic-Marshall Construction Company.
Subjects
Textbooks -- United States.
Civil engineering -- United States.

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifacts Division.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles H. Miller Family Papers, 1871-1904, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ryder Kouba, June 2012. Finding aid was updated by Shannon Costello, June, 2013.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2.325/J56 Charles H. Miller journals, 1890, 1900-1904
Slate book
Common School Literature, 1878
Sanders' Union Pictorial Primer, 1871