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Brethren Church Archives

Title: Edward L. Miller Papers
Accession #:BCA 2004-00018Accessed: 2004Rec'd by:David R. Roepke
Acquisition #:BCA 2004-00018Acquired: Oct. 2004Acq'd by:David R. Roepke
Donee:n/aDonation type:Gift
Address:n/aDeclared value:$n/an/a
Category:Manuscript CollectionSub-Category:Ministerial
Storage Medium: File storage boxStorage Location:BC Archives
Classification:Religion, eduction

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Reserved:For future useReserved:For future use

Scope, Content, Abstract:

Edward L. Miller & family [Click for larger image]This collection includes papers and memorabilia of Rev. Edward Lewis Miller (1880-1957) — teacher, pastor and evangelist.  Born in Tremont, Pennsylvania on Nov. 28, 1880, the son of Lewis H. and Margaret A. 'Roberts' Miller, he graduated from Ashland College in 1912 where he was a member of the football team and known as "Saint Miller."  His pastorates included congregations at Nappanee, Indiana; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Mansfield, Ohio; Savannah, Ohio and Mauertown, Virginia.  Serving as Moderator for the Brethren Church General Conference of 1941, he served for twenty-five years on the Ashland College Board of Trustees.  Serving four years as President of the Board of Trustees he also was a member of the National Sunday School Board serving as its Vice-President twenty years.  A talented musician, organizing a number of bands and orchestras, he taught school at Woodstock High School, and served as principal of the Mauertown Grade School (Virginia) and Savannah Academy (Ohio).

Married to Miss Anna Galbraith (1883-1930), a native of Glasgow, Scotland; he would after her death marry Miss Martha Schmael (1887-1953) of St. James, Maryland.  Dying on Nov. 2, 1957, children that survived him were Miss Ann Miller of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Lois Pilch of Chevy Chase, Maryland; Mrs. Dorothy N. Redman of Falls Church, Virginia, and Mrs. Eleanor M. Colman of Amherst, Wisconsin.  Siblings that survived him were John R. Miller of Philadelphia and Mrs. Gertrude Sunday of Duncannon; both of Pennsylvania.

This collection includes a "magic lantern" slide projector and accompanying glass slides used by Rev. Miller for teaching and evangelistic lectures.  Two file storage boxes contain received poems religious in nature to the mid 1930's clipped from newspapers received by Rev. Miller.

Box 1:
  1. Glass slide projector.
  2. Glass slides.
  3. Poetic newspaper clippings.
  4. Postcards.
  5. Sermons.
  6. Stall's Pastor Pocket Record (1922).
  7. File box of funeral topics for sermons.