Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 21/7/101
Russel D. and Hazel McLaughlin Miller
Scrapbook, 1916-1942

Descriptive summary

creator: Miller, Russel D. (1898-1967) and Hazel McLaughlin (1897-1972)
title: Scrapbook
dates: 1916-1942
extent: 1.41 linear feet (1 oversized box)
collection number: RS 21/7/101
repository: University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.
language: English


Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Russel D. and Hazel McLaughlin Miller Scrapbook, RS 21/7/101, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.



Russel D. Miller graduated from Iowa State College (University) with a B.S. (1921) in Architectural Engineering and a M.S. (1928) in Physics. He taught physics at Iowa State for over two decades. His wife, Hazel McLaughlin Miller, attended Drake University. This collection consists of a scrapbook containing photographs and memorabilia documenting the Millers' college days and married life.


Biographical note

Russel D. Miller was born on May 16, 1898, in Coon Rapids, Iowa. He received his B.S. (1921) in architectural engineering and his M.S. (1928) in physics from Iowa State College (University).

Before working for Iowa State, Miller was an educator at several Iowa secondary schools. He served as a teacher at Dumont High School (1921-1923), the Superintendent of schools at Geneva (1923-1925), and was an instructor at Grant Consolidated School in Nevada (1925-1926). At Iowa State, he served as Instructor (1926-1947) and Assistant Professor (1947-1948) in the Department of Physics. In 1949, he left teaching and moved to Iowa City where he operated a motel.

Hazel Mary McLaughlin was born on January 4, 1897. She attended Drake University and married Russel Miller on August 16, 1922.

Russel Miller died on February 20, 1967, in Hardy, Arkansas, and was survived by his wife, Hazel. She died in December 1972 and was buried with her husband in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.


Collection description

This scrapbook (1916-1942) contains photographs, college memorabilia, programs, and invitations. The photographs depict social activities, the Iowa State campus and area buildings, fraternity and sorority activities, and travels. The materials also include wedding programs and invitations, Hazel's athletic passes and tickets from Drake University, and sorority event programs.


Container list







Scrapbook (603 b/w photographs)