Simeon V. B. Miller scrapbook, 1900-1906 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Extent: 0.3 Cubic feet
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Scope and Contents: The Simeon V. B. Miller Scrapbook (1900-1906; 0.3 cubic feet) contains memorabilia from Simeon Van Buren Miller's college career at Purdue University. Since he had been involved in the train wreck of 1903, there are numerous newspaper clippings from the wreck. Simeon Miller followed in the footsteps of his father and two brothers, as a member of Phi Delta Theta, so there is also a concentration of ephemera from the fraternity. He had been president of the class of 1905 during his sophomore year, so the scrapbook also contains items from his tenure as class president. The scrapbook contains many other miscellaneous items, such as fee statements, dance cards, items from the athletic association and athletic events such as score cards and fee statements, newspaper clippings on the tank scrap, and numerous other programs. The scrapbook contains most of the items in the collection, but there is also one folder that contains loose items from the scrapbook and five additional envelopes containing dance cards, a name card, a coin purse and get well letters and calling cards from Miller's hospital stay after the train wreck.