Maya Miller collection opened

Women's rights leader Maya Miller went to work at the University of Nevada in Reno as an English instructor in 1946, and her papers and records are back at UNR now.

Miller, who died in 2006, was the daughter of an oil executive and used her inherited wealth to support many individuals and groups less well off. She was a congressional lobbyist, worked for peace in Central America, defied U.S. sanctions to assist Iraqi children after the Kuwait war.

She helped found or fund the Committee to Aid Abused Women, Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies, the Women's Campaign Fund, Citizen Alert, the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada.

The Miller collection has been digitized by the campus library and can be found at