These documents consist of newspaper clippings and other items relating to the role of Lewis Miller in the Chautauqua movement. Several of the documents are fragmentary or incomplete. Included is a 7-page typescript by family friend Kate Patterson Bruch entitled "Early Days of Chautauqua." Also included is an article from the New York Times with excerpts from a speech delivered by Rev. Dr. Shailer Mathews at the Lewis Miller Centenary in July 1929. Shailer's daughter, Helen, married Miller's grandson, Lewis Miller, II, in 1926. Also included are drafts and published speeches by Mina Miller Edison and others delivered on the occasion of the centenary. An undated reminiscence by Mary Miller Nichols mentions a disagreement between Miller and co-founder John Heyl Vincent over whether scientists should be invited to lecture at Chautauqua.
An interview with Margaret Miller containing an extensive discussion of her grandfather's role in the Chautauqua movement and his relationship with co-founder John Heyl Vincent can be found in Miller, Margaret and Newman, Henry O.A detailed discussion of the role of both Lewis Miller and his daughter Mina Miller Edison can be found in the obituary that appeared in the Jamestown (N.Y.) Post-Journal a day after Mina's death. Courtesy of the Chautauqua Institution Archives, Oliver Archives Center