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Miller family postcard collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 581


Five letterpress printed postcards addressed either to Christine or Philip Miller of Eureka, Kansas from friends in Lawrence, Kansas. The postcards show views of the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence.


  • Creation: 1909, 1910, [1915?]


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biographies of Christine and Philip Miller

J. (Josephus) Philip and Christine Miller were the children of Harriet McClelland, a school teacher from Illinois. Harriet's other children included Ralph Miller and Hugh McClelland.

Christine graduated from Eureka High School in 1913 in Greenwood County, Kansas and went on to the University of Kansas to study music, graduating from there in 1915. She became a school teacher in the Newton, Harvey County school system and was active in the local musical community, including accompanying students and the high school glee clubs.

Philip Miller became a farmer, remaining in Greenwood County and eventually marrying Elva Matthews. They had two children, Hal and Lila.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 5 postcards:

  1. 1909: Image of Frazier Hall; Maud Rush writing to Christine Miller hoping to see Christine Friday afternoon.
  2. 1910: General view of KU; "M.R." writing to Philip Miller asking after Philip and discussing own life.
  3. 1910: Image of Snow Hall; Maud Rush writing Christine Miller about walking through mud from the rain.
  4. 1910: Image of Law Building; "Henry" writing Philip Miller describing class schedule and his lodgings.
  5. [1915?]: Image of Physics Building; Ruth G. writing Christine Miller about walking to campus and being afraid of getting lost there in the fall.

Physical Location

PP 581

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Madeline Miller Rusk, 2010.

Separated Materials

Postcards of Lawrence, Kansas, RH PH P2819, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas



Guide to the Miller Family Postcard Collection
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Preferred citation
Miller family postcard collection, PP 581, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States