Annie Louise Miller [RG4197.AM]


RG4197.AM:  Annie Louise Miller, 1860-1945

Papers:  1889-1946
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Journalist
Size: 1.5 cu.ft.; 3 boxes and oversize


Born in Worthington, Iowa on August 28, 1860, Annie Louise Miller moved with her parents, William and Emma Miller, to Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended the Hathaway-Brown private school for girls.  In 1888 the Miller family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska.  Annie attended the University of Nebraska (class of 1895), but she did not graduate.  A world traveler and supporter of women’s suffrage, she worked for the Nebraska State Journal as society editor, theater and music critic from 1898 until her retirement in 1932.  She was a member of numerous organizations and associations including Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority, Trinity Episcopal Church, Sorosis, Nebraska Writers Guild, Lincoln Women’s Club, Lincoln Matinee Musicale, the Republican Women’s Club, and the Y.M.C.A.  Annie Louise Miller died of a heart attack at her home on August 4, 1945.  She is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.


This collection consists of three boxes of papers relating to Annie Louise Miller’s life and career as a theater and music critic.  The material in this collection consists primarily of programs and clippings relating to artists and performances in Lincoln between the 1890’s and 1920’s.  Also included are two oversize scrapbooks containing clippings and programs dating from ca. 1894 to 1932.


Box 1

  1. Correspondence, 1909, 1919, n.d.
  2. Manuscripts, 1915, n.d.
  3. Women’s clubs, programs, Nebraska/United States
  4. Women’s clubs, programs, Australia
  5. Programs, Oliver Theater, 1898-1917
  6. Programs, Orpheum Theater, c.1920
    Programs, Blackstone Theater, c.1910
    Programs, Lansing Theater, 1893-1897
    Programs, Lincoln Park Theater, 1903
  7. Programs, Lincoln Auditorium, 1902-1927
    Programs, Funke Opera House, 1896-1897
    Programs, Curtice Music Hall, 1895-1896
    Programs, Temple Theater, 1910-1934

Box 2

  1. Programs, Lincoln Oratorio Society, 1890-1892
    Programs, Matinee Musicale, 1896-1901
    Programs, Churches, 1896-1921
    Programs, Miscellaneous, 1889-1941
  2. Reviews (clippings)
  3. Clippings, 1892-1905
  4. Clippings, 1906-1918, n.d.
  5. Clippings
  6. Clippings

Box 3

  1. Publicity photos
  2. Miscellaneous (includes a copy of the trust agreement establishing the Matinee Musicale Foundation Fund dated 1931, and a contract for the appearance of Mme. Schumann-Heink for the Matinee Musicale, dated October 3, 1903
  3. Specularia, 1926 (Hathaway-Brown School annual)
  4. Scrapbook (see oversize)
  5. Scrapbook (see oversize)


Subject headings:

Concert programs
Lincoln (Nebraska) -- History
Matinee Musicale (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Miller, Annie Louise, 1860-1945
Music -- Nebraska
Omaha (Nebraska) -- History
Opera houses -- Nebraska
Women -- Suffrage
Women’s clubs


HEK/js                 07-15-1965
Revised TMM      01-25-2019

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