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Mary Owings Miller Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: R0075-MOM

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and photographs. The material in the collection deals primarily with Mary Owings Miller's activities as a poet, editor, and publisher. Personal correspondence is limited.


  • 1918 - 1972
  • 1937 - 1972


Biographical Note

Mary Owings Miller was born in Columbia, South Carolina on September 26, 1900. She earned her B.A. from Withrop College and her M.A. from the University of South Carolina. On March 5, 1927, she married Raymond B. Miller. Her four volumes of poetry include: Sand Dunes and Other Poems (1935), Only Brown Stubble (1937), Wheel of Paper (1948), and High Sun Over Yram (1961). Miller was also the founder, editor, and publisher of Contemporary Poetry, which was produced quarterly from 1941-1949 and annually from 1950-1970. From 1944-1961, Miller also produced two other poetry publications: Contemporary Poetry Library Series and the Distinguished Poets Series.


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Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Mary Owings Miller on October 12, 1977.

Related Materials

Non-circulating copies of all of Miller's publications can be found in Langsdale Library's Pullen Collection by searching the online catalog.
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA