Finding aid for the Ray Thomas Miller Photographs

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Miller, Ray Thomas
Title: Ray Thomas Miller Photographs
Dates: 1880-1965
Extent: 2.10 linear feet (8 containers)
Abstract: Ray Thomas Miller (1893-1966) was a prominent lawyer, businessman and Democratic political leader in Cleveland, Ohio, who served as assistant law director (1922-1923), city prosecutor (1928), and Mayor (1932-1935). A major accomplishment of his administration was the relief of the city's homeless and unemployed through the acquisition of federal WPA funds and the establishment of such programs as the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority, the Wayfarer's Lodge, and municipal kitchens. The collection consists of photograph albums, a scrapbook, photographs, and negatives relating to the family, life, and career of Ray T. Miller, of Cleveland, Ohio. Included are four albums entitled Official Photographs of the 37th Division A.E.F., published by the E.R. Kissenger Co., Columbus, Ohio. Photographs in the albums depict World War I scenes ca. 1917-1918. Another album contains snapshots of a Miller family trip (ca. 1900) to California and the Southwest, and include family group portraits, raliroad scenes, photographs of western Native Americans, and views of the Grand Canyon. Loose photographs include portraits of Ray T. Miller and Miller family members; individual and group photographs at Defiance High School, Defiance, Ohio; photographs depicting the University of Notre Dame, including Notre Dame football teams, individual portraits of Knute Rockne, and individual football players; and photographs of Ray T. Miller and other members of the 37th Division A.E.F. during World War I. The bulk of photographs depict the political career of Ray T. Miller, and include scenes of Democratic National Conventions (1940, 1944, and 1960); political campaigns, including the Miller gubernatorial campaign of 1948 and various presidential campaign functions for Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson; and local Cleveland and Ohio Democratic Party political functions and personalities, including the Cuyahoga County Democratic Steer Roast at Euclid Beach Park, Jack P. Russell, Stephen M. Young, and Anthony Celebrezze, and views of Judge Manuel Levine swearing Ray T. Miller in as mayor of Cleveland.
PG Number PG 068
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English