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Elizabeth R. Miller papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0112

Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth R. Miller papers date from 1972 to 1984 and consist of 6 items: newspaper clippings, candidacy forms for the Iowa Senate race, and an autobiographical sketch written in 1984.


  • Creation: 1972-1984


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

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Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth R. Miller, farm woman and state legislator, was born in 1905 in Timbercreek Township three miles southwest of Marshalltown, Iowa. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1923, passed the state teacher's examination, and married John "Bascom" Miller the same year. They raised four children. She was active in the Red Cross, the Farm Bureau, the Federated Women's Clubs, and her church. She ran for the State House of Representatives as a Republican in 1968 and served two terms there. Miller served in the State Senate for two terms also. Altogether she served four years in the Iowa House and eight years in the Iowa Senate.


0.25 linear inches

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Farm woman and Republican state legislator from Marshalltown, Iowa.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 175) were donated by Mary Lou Speas in 1993.

Kirsten Rassbach, 1997; Kären M. Mason, 2000.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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