HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG3753.AM: Florence Hazen Miller, 1879-1964
Crete, Saline County, Nebraska: Designer, activist
Size: One folder
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection contains copies of sheet music for two songs, “The Christmas Spirit Living” and “The Flag Song of Nebraska,” with words by Florence Hazen Miller (Mrs. B.G. Miller). Also included are miscellaneous items relating to Mrs. Miller, who designed the Nebraska State Flag and originated the idea of the “Living Christmas Tree;” and several pieces of correspondence from Nebraska Representative John N. Norton regarding Miller’s suggestion of Congress passing a resolution designating John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” as the National March.
See the photo component [RG3753] for one photograph with Florence Hazen Miller holding the flag she designed for Nebraska, and a picture of her father, “Grandpa Hazen.”
A microfilm copy of a scrapbook relating to the adoption of the resolution to create a state flag, compiled by Mrs. Miller, is available in the records of the Secretary of State, RG0002.
The original version of the State Flag sewn by Mrs. Miller may be viewed in the offices of the Nebraska Secretary of State.
Correspondence, sheet music, etc. relating to Florence Hazen Miller
Miller, Florence Hazen, 1879-1964
Music — Nebraska
Norton, John Nathaniel, 1878-1960
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932
State flags — Nebraska
Revised TMM 11-18-2009; 07-22-2020