date(s):
1909-1960
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A1046 Miller, Louis Papers Inventory of Louis Miller Papers A1046 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:32:07 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Louis Miller Papers A1046 0.55 Cubic Feet (1 box; 5 oversize folders) 1909-1960 Processing Information Processed by Dennis Northcott, September 2003. Donor Information Collection was donated in November 1982 by Louis W. Miller. Biographical Sketch Louis Miller was born October 13, 1853, in Jefferson County, Missouri, but moved at a young age to Arcadia, Missouri. He became an architect and builder and one of Arcadia's most prominent citizens. He also promoted the Arcadia Valley as a summer resort. He married Miss Salena Ringo in 1892. Louis Miller died October 21, 1933, in Arcadia; his wife died April 4, 1943, in Ironton, Missouri. Scope and Contents The collection includes three publications promoting tourism in the Arcadia Valley in the early 1900s; a typescript history of Arcadia; a scrapbook; newspaper clippings relating to Louis Miller, his family, and Arcadia; and several architectural drawings. Arrangement The collection is arranged by type of material and chronologically within each folder. Separated Materials The following three periodical issues were transferred to the library in 2003: The Building Age , August 1916; The Ozark Art Mirror , Vol. 1, No. 1 (July 1909); and The New Southwest: A Home Journal for the Modern Farmer , Vol. III, No. IV (May 1906) Twenty-five photographs and postcards of Louis Miller and family and homes built by Miller were transferred to the Photographs and Prints Department in 2003. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Louis Miller Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Arcadia (Mo.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. Arcadia (Mo.) -- History Architects -- Missouri -- Arcadia Miller, Louis, 1853-1933 Brochure titled "Arcadia, Missouri: A Winter's Paradise for the Lover of Nature, the Hunter, the Week-Ender." 1909 1 1 Typescript letter signed John H. Curran, Immigration Association of Missouri, St. Louis, to Louis Miller, Arcadia, Missouri, regarding possibility of raising grass for dairy stock. 1909 Apr 15 1 1 Page from newsletter titled "The Fly Wheel" (contains brief biographical sketch of Louis R. Miller). 1940 Feb 22 1 1 Louis R. Miller's application for registration to practice architecture and mimeograph resume. Also contains letter of Bill Miller to [Lynn] Morrow written on the outside of an envelope, October 13, 1980, regarding enclosed items. 1942 Sept 28 1 1 Issue of newsletter titled "The Baptist Home" (Vol. XLVIII, No. 8), published by the Home for Aged Baptists. (4 pages) 1960 Aug 1 1 Pamphlet titled "Bungalow Days in Arcadia." (11 pages) No date 1 1 Pamphlet titled "The Lure of Arcadia Valley," printed by the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, St. Louis, Missouri. (19 pages) No date 1 1 Receipt on stationery of the Arcadia Hotel. No date 1 1 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, photographs, and photographic prints relating to Louis Miller, his family, and buildings he built. No date 1 2 Typescript history of Arcadia, Missouri, including a historical sketch of Fort Hill Methodist Church. Contains several photographs, a letter of Eames & Young to Miller dated October 1, 1887, and a Military Order of the Loyal Legion memorial sketch of John Wesley Turner dated December 2, 1899. 1887-1899; no date 1 3 Photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to Louis Miller, his family, and Arcadia, Missouri. No date 1 4 Photocopies of photographs and postcards transferred to the Photographs and Prints Department. No date 1 5 Separation records. No date 1 6 Architectural drawing: "Cobble-stone Bungalow." (4 linens) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 1 Architectural drawings: Arcadia Hotel (Arcadia, Missouri) elevations. (3 vellum) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 1 Architectural drawing: Storage Garage for Louis Miller Estate. (1 sheet, ink on paper) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 1 Architectural drawings: Fort Hill Memorial Church (Arcadia, Missouri) elevations. (2 vellum fragments) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 2 Architectural drawings: Unidentified elevations. (2 vellum) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 2 Architectural drawing: Bungalow for Mrs. W.G. Hopkins (Arcadia, Missouri). (1 vellum) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 2 Architectural drawings: Filling Station, Cafeteria, Grocery Store (Arcadia, Missouri). (4 vellums) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 2 Architectural drawing: Mr. Frank Nuderscher residence (Arcadia, Missouri). (1 blueprint) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 2 Architectural drawings: Unidentified bungalow elevations. (3 vellums) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 3 Architectural drawings: Unidentified elevations. (2, ink on paper) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 3 Architectural drawings: Six Room Bungalow. (4 vellums) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 3 Architectural drawing: Fredericktown Bakery. (1 vellum) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 3 Architectural drawings: Farmington Motor Company. (2 vellum) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 3 Architectural drawing: Bungalow for Mr. Wm. Grace (University City, Missouri). (1 watercolor on paper) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 4 Architectural drawings: Unidentified bungalow elevations. (2, ink on paper) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 4 Architectural drawings: Unidentified bungalow elevations. (2, blueprints) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 4 Architectural drawings: Unidentified floor plans/details. (4 sheets) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 4 Architectural drawings: C.C. White cottage (Sikeston, Missouri). (11 blueprints/vellum) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 5 Architectural drawings: L.J. Schach house (Ironton, Missouri). (11 vellum) No date OS: Mi-Missouri History 5