Papers of Margaret Stevenson Miller

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive consists of articles by Miller in 'Incorporated Secretaries' Journal' (Jun-Jul 1927); copy of Stansfeld Trust Lecture (1924); papers of the Six Point group including newsletter and leaflets on meetings (undated.); press cuttings on careers for women; manuscript and typed materials including summaries of books on women in industry and employment of women graduates and lectures given to women's organisations in Liverpool (1920s).

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Stevenson Miller (1896-c.1979) was born in 1896 and was educated at the University of Edinburgh. She was a lecturer, research strategist and broadcaster. She subsequently went on to study at School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London from which she was the first student to gain a PhD in 1925. She gained a position as a lecturer in the Department of Commerce of Liverpool University where she worked until the outbreak of the Second World War. During this time, she was a member of the Six Point Group and became interested in the issues surrounding women's employment and the economic position of married women. She wrote articles on these themes for the Incorporated Secretaries' Journal in 1927 and lectured to women's groups in Liverpool throughout the 1920s. During the war she worked as a research strategist in Soviet affairs. She was at first posted to the British Foreign Office's Foreign Research and Press Service in Oxford. However, she was later seconded to the United States' Office of Strategic Studies in Washington. There, she lectured on Soviet economics at George Washington University. At the end of the war she returned to the Foreign Office's Economic Intelligence Department but soon left to spend the rest of her career as an administrative officer for the Central Electricity Authority while continuing to broadcast on economic issues. She died some time around 1979.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

Unknown. Deposited before the material was listed c.1997. [Fawcett Library Accession Registers to be checked]

Other Finding Aids

Fawcett Library Catalogue

Related Material

The Women's Library also holds the papers of the Six Point Group (5SPG). Further papers by Miller on the Soviet Union and her Old Student's Association are held by the School of Slavonic and East European Studies Library, University College London (ref. MIL).