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Paula J. Miller Papers, 2004-2012, undated | Special Collections and University Archives

By James Detterman, February 2014; Kathleen Smith August 2014

Collection Overview

Title: Paula J. Miller Papers, 2004-2012, undated

ID: 00/MG 117

Primary Creator: Miller, Paula J. (1959-)

Extent: 1.4 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is organized into three series: Series I: Miscellaneous and Promotional Material; Series II: Letters; and Series III: Virginia General Assembly.

Date Acquired: 11/03/2013

Subjects: Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century, Virginia--Politics and government, Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates

Languages: English

Abstract

The Collection of Paula J. Miller consists of documents relating to Miller’s time in office of the Virginia House of Delegates from election in 2005 through 2012.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Collection of Paula J. Miller consists of documents relating to Miller’s time in office of the Virginia House of Delegates from election in 2005 through 2012. Materials inclulde correspondence, promotional materials, and bills from the Virginia General Assembly.

Collection Historical Note

Paula J. Miller was born August 1st, 1959 in Batavia, New York. In 1984, after earning degrees in communications from both Genesee Community College and SUNY Geneseo, Miller and her husband George Schaefer moved to Norfolk, Virginia. While living in Norfolk, she worked as a reporter for WTKR-TV Channel 3 News. Miller left WTKR in 1999 to become head of the public information office at the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office.

Miller’s husband became greatly involved in the Norfolk politics and was elected Norfolk Clerk of Circuit Court in 2003. Miller herself ran for office as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 87th district in 2005 defeating republican Michael Ball and independent candidate John Coggeshall. In the 2007 election she defeated Henry C. “Hank” Giffin III and she defeated John Amiral in the 2009 election. In 2011, the 87th district was moved to Northern Virginia and Miller’s district was redistricted to the 100th district which was headed by Delegate Lynwood Lewis. Miller left office in 2012 and currently is the head of the public information office at the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.

Subject/Index Terms

Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Virginia--Politics and government
Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Hollinger document case and 1 record carton box

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Paula J. Miller

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession #A2014-10

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Paula J. Miller Papers, Special Collections University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

Processing Information: The collection was processed and the finding aid was created by James Detterman in February 2014.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was revised by Kathleen Smith, Special Collections Metadata Specialist, in August 2014.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Miscellaneous and Promotional Materials, 2008, undated],
[Series II: Letters, 2004-2010],
[Series III: Virginia General Assembly, 2004-2011],
[All]

Series I: Miscellaneous and Promotional Materials, 2008, undated
This series includes promotional election materials including flyers, stickers, a magnet, a Paula Miller pencil, and a business card, as well as miscellaneous items such as photographs, newsletters, a newspaper, and a map of Virginia.
Box 1
Folder 1: Items Related to Paula J. Miller’s Election and Miscellaneous Items Related to Paula J. Miller, undated
Folder 2: Tidewater Community College “Acts of Optimism” Book Thanking Paula J. Miller, 2008

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