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Lillian Miller

Lillian Miller
Lillian Miller in a photograph taken at RIT in 1981

Lillian Miller, 1981-'82 Caroline Werner Gannett Professor in the Humanities at RIT and historian of American culture and editor of the Charles Willson Peale Papers, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, passed away Nov. 27 at Georgetown Hospital, Md.

"Lillian Miller was a most distinguished art historian. Her series of lectures at RIT and her reputation as a scholar brought great honor to the Caroline Werner Gannett professorship in its earliest years," says Mary Sullivan, professor and 1977-'87 dean of General Studies (now College of Liberal Arts). "RIT has lost a longstanding friend, and those of us who remember her well have lost a model of scholarly devotion and integrity."

Miller, who held degrees from Radcliff College and Columbia University, worked at the Smithsonian until the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Nathan Miller, their children and grandchildren. The National Portrait Gallery will hold a memorial service for her at 3 p.m. on May 8.


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