Manuscript Collections - Herbert J. Miller Papers


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4 liner feet, 5 linear inches (10 manuscript boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

Biographical Note

Herbert John Miller was born in Heron Lake, Minnesota, on November 17, 1894. He attended the University of Minnesota in 1917 and the Sorbonne in 1918. He organized the Minnesota Taxpayers' Association in 1924 and served as executive secretary from 1927 to 1930.

Miller was president of the Minneapolis Civic and Commerce Association from 1935 to 1939 and executive director of the Minnesota Resources Commission from 1939 to 1942. In 1943 he became the associate director of the Citizens National Committee, which supplied information on government programs to state taxpayer organizations. He served as research director for the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (First Hoover Commission) from October 1947 to March 1949.

Miller later became executive director of Tax Foundation, Inc., a research organization dedicated to developing tax structures and providing information to the public on government programs. After retiring in 1959, he continued with the foundation as federal affairs counselor.

Scope and Content Note

The papers contain correspondence, memoranda, articles, speeches, clippings, notes, research files, and articles. Correspondents include: Harry F. Byrd, Raymond Moley, Davis Paschal, and William F. Swindler. Organizations documented include: Tax Association, Inc., Minneapolis Civic and Commerce Association, the Minnesota Resources Commission, and the First Hoover Commission.

Folder List

Box Contents


American Political Science Association, 1964
Bell, J. Haywood, 1956‑1963
Byrd, Harry F., 1949‑1975
Clippings, 1934-1975 and undated (4 folders)
Correspondence, 1927-1955 (3 folders)


Correspondence, 1956-1977 and undated (7 folders)
Byrd, Harry F., 1949-1973 (Virginia senator)
Federal Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953‑1960 and undated
Freeman, Roger A., 1953‑1972 and undated
Hanes, John W., 1949‑1963 and undated


Hoover, Herbert, 1949‑1963
Hoover Commission, First

Correspondence, 1948‑1960 and undated
Writings by H.J. Miller ?

Hoover Presidential Library, 1962‑1975
Horn, Charles L., 1961‑1962
Lincoln Institute and Foundation, 1964-1974 and undated (2 folders)
Lubbock Christian College, 1962‑1963
Miller, Herbert J.

Biographical Data
Oral History Interview by William Pemberton, 1978


Minneapolis Civic and Commerce Association Bulletins, 1934‑1937
Minnesota Resources Commission, 1938‑1943 and undated
Minnesota Taxpayers Association, 1932‑1970
Moley, Raymond, 1938-1975 and undated (3 folders)
?Monetary Notes, 1960‑1966
National Tax Association, 1933‑1971 and undated
Republic Steel Corporation Film Project, 1958‑63 and undated
?Savings Bank Journal, 1940-Mar 1941 (2 folders)


Savings Bank Journal, April 1941
Social Security, 1954‑1959
State Taxpayer Association Executives, 1949
Tax Foundation

Conference, 1966
Inflation Alert: CEA Report, 1970
Memoranda, 1949‑1959
Miscellaneous, 1952‑1971 and undated
Press Releases, 1950‑1960 and undated
Publications, 1951-1972 and undated (2 folders)
Reports, 1956-1976 and undated (2 folders)


Wallis, W. Allen, 1960‑1973
William and Mary College, 1961‑1969 (Davis Y. Paschall, William F. Swindler)
Writings and Speeches by Miller

General, 1923-1952 (8 folders)
Are We Any Better Off?, 1952-1953



Research Materials (2 folders)

General, 1953-1959 (7 folders)
Our Flight From Fiscal Responsibility, 1959


General, 1961‑1964
Fiscal Path to the Great Society, 1965


General, 1965-1968 and undated (4 folders)
Resource Materials (4 folders)


Speech Notes, 1959-1964 and undated (2 folders)

Writings and Speeches by Others, 1927-1939 and 1952-1975 and undated (6 folders)
Miscellaneous (2 folders)


Printed Matter