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Miller, William P. records

William P. Miller records 1953-1977

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Guide to the William P. Miller records

Weber State University Archives
2901 University Circle
Ogden, UT, 84408-2901
Phone: 801-626-6388
Fax: 801-626-7045

Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was encoding in EAD by Archon 3.21 from an SQL database source on April 15th, 2014.
Language: The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Overview of the Collection

RepositoryWeber State University Archives2901 University CircleOgden, UT, 84408-2901URL: archives@weber.eduPhone: 801-626-6388Fax: 801-626-7045
CreatorMiller, William P.
Collection TitleWilliam P. Miller records
Physical Description93.00
Language of MaterialsEnglish

Arrangement of Materials:

The files are arranged chronologically and there under alphabetically; Series 1, Academic Years 1953-1959; Series 2, Academic Years, 1960-1966; Series 3, Academic Years 1960-1977; and Series 4, Personal Investigations, 1953-1974.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, memorandum, reports, meeting minutes, and other materials accumulated by President Miller

Administrative History:

William William was born on July 4, 1907 in Syracuse, Utah. He graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in 1926 from Weber College. He received a Bachelor in Science degree from Utah State Agricultural College in 1936, a Master of Science degree from the University of Utah in 1942, and a Doctorate in Education from Stanford University in School Administration in 1949. He served an LDS mission in New Zealand from 1927-1929. He married Mary Wilcox in 1931, and had five daughters. Miller was a teacher and principal in the Davis County School District from 1929-1935. From 1935-1943 he served as an administrator in the Weber County School District, including Superintendent. He was principal of Ogden High School from 1943-1946, and served as Assistant Superintendent of Ogden City Schools for four years. From 1950-1953, he was Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction. In September 1953 he was appointed President of Weber College by the State Board of Education. He served as president for nineteen years, the longest term of any of the school's presidents. Under his tenure President Miller helped keep Weber College a state run facility, moved the campus from Jefferson to Harrison, transitioned the junior college into a four year senior college, and expanded the campus, programs, faculty, and staff. He was elected President of the Northwest Association of Junior Colleges in 1956. He submitted his resignation in November 1971 that would be effective at the end of the school year.  He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by Weber State during the June 1972 commencement. After retiring as president he began teaching in the School of Education. He was President of the Utah Educational Association from 1948-1949 and an honorary Vice President of the National Education Association from 1949-1950. From 1971-1978, Miller held the title of President Emeritus and Professor of Education. He also served as college historian. He died in Ogden on November 6, 1978. The school's administration building was named in his honor in May 1979.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Weber State College.
President, educational institution.
Corporate minutes.
Education and state.
Universities and colleges--Accounting.
Weber State College--Publication of proceedings.


Conditions Governing Access:

There are three boxes (Box 42, 88, and 91) and multiple files throughout the collection that are restricted. Please contact Archives for further information.

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

Material was acquired from the office of William P. Miller (1996-061).

Preferred Citation:

[Item identification], William P. Miller records, 05-15-001, Weber State University Archives, Ogden, Utah.

Acquisition Information:

Received from the office of William P. Miller in 1996.


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