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Hazel Vernon Miller papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00611

Scope and Contents

The Hazel Vernon Miller papers consist of biographical materials and items from her work with the YWCA abroad.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1919-1958


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright ownership of Hazel Vernon Miller's writings is unknown. Copyright to materials authored by persons other than Hazel Vernon Miller may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Hazel Maude Vernon Miller was born January 29, 1894 in Augusta, Illinois, to Frank J. and Louisa M. Vernon. She joined staff of the YWCA in 1917 and worked at the YWCA Hostess House at Camp Lee, Illinois from 1917-1919. From 1919-1920, Miller worked for the YWCA in Turkey/Near East, where she taught English and domestic science to Russian refugees. She went on to help establish the YWCA in Czechoslovakia, 1920-22, eventually returning home to Illinois in February 1922.

Miller met her husband Jimmy Miller at a YMCA dance in Turkey on September 6, 1919. They were married in Lubbock, Texas on January 23, 1923 and lived in Brownfield, Texas. Hazel taught high school mathematics for 35 years and served as President of the American Legion Auxiliary in Brownfield for several terms. She died in of heart failure on 3 July 1958.


0.229 linear feet (1 container)


Hazel Vernon joined the staff of the YWCA in 1917. From 1919-1920, she worked for YWCA Turkey/Near East, after which she went on to help establish the YWCA in Czechoslovakia (1920-1922). The Hazel Vernon Miller papers consist of biographical materials, as well as items from her work with YWCA abroad.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Hazel Vernon Miller papers came to the Sophia Smith Collection with the Records of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in 2002. The YWCA received them from Miller's daughter, Eleanor Mayfarth, in 1994.

Related Materials

Related materials may be found in the YWCA of the U.S.A. records.

Processing Information

Processed by Maida Goodwin, 2008.



Hazel Vernon Miller papers
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Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:23-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063