Guide to the Russell Miller Correspondence 1913-1928
Cage 675

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Miller, Russell
Title
Russell Miller Correspondence
ID
Cage 675
Date [bulk]
1918-1919
Date [inclusive]
1913-1928
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists chiefly of correspondence from Russell Miller to his wife in Wenatchee, Washington between June 1918 and March 1919, describing his military experiences and observations while stationed in France and Belgium.

Preferred Citation note

Russell Miller Correspondence, 1913-1928

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

Russell Miller was born in 1894 in Shelby, Iowa. Miller graduated from Whitman College and enlisted in Company A, 347th Machine Gun Battalion, Allied Expeditionary forces, during World War I.

After entering into the officer's training camp at the Presidio of San Francisco in May, 1917, Miller received his commission as second lieutenant. He later became secretary to Lieutenant Colonel Paul H. Weyrauch of the 146th Field Artillery and trained with the 91st Division at Camp Lewis, receiving his commission as first lieutenant.

During his service between 1917 and 1919, he faced heavy fighting in the Argonne and Flanders, and was promoted to captain circa December 1918.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists chiefly of correspondence from Russell Miller to his wife in Wenatchee, Washington between June 1918 and March 1919, describing his military experiences and observations while stationed in France and Belgium. Majority of the letters include original postal covers.

Two newspaper clippings are included that announce Miller's commission as captain, circa December 1918. Miscellaneous correspondences with the Miller family are located at the end of the series. Collection is comprised of 80 items.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single chronological series with miscellaneous materials located at the end of the series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Military
  • Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence
  • Soldiers -- Washington (State) -- Correspondence
  • Washington (State)
  • World War, 1914-1918

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Correspondence 1918 June-1918 August 

1 1

Correspondence 1918 August-1918 October 

1 2

Correspondence 1918 October-1918 December 

1 3

Correspondence 1918 December-1919 January 

1 4

Correspondence 1919 January-1919 March 

1 5

Correspondence, miscellaneous (3 items) 1913, 1928, undated 

1 6