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Robert Huff papers, 1900-1920

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SC-21

Scope and Contents

The Robert Huff papers contain numerous newspaper articles, letters, magazine articles, and note cards that span the years 1900 to 1920.

The largest part of the collection is made up of newspaper and magazine articles. These articles were pulled from The Geneva Daily Times, The New York Times, The Delineator, and The Woman's Journal. These articles all pertain to Elizabeth Smith Miller, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, the Political Equality Club, and the Women's Suffrage Movement, the majority of which are related to the Political Equality Club and the Women's Suffrage Movement.

A collection of Anne Miller's note cards is included, dating from 1897 to 1901.


  • 1897-1920


Biographical Note

Robert Huff joined the Hobart William Smith Colleges faculty in 1962 and was promoted to full professor in 1975. Before teaching, he received a BA in 1952 from Boston University with distinction in history; an MA from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1953, and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1967.

His scholarly contributions include reviews and articles for the Encyclopedia of American Biography, The Encyclopedia of World War One, Pennsylvania History, New York History, and the American Historical Review. His article "Anne Miller and the Geneva Political Equality Club, 1897-1912" in New York History (Vol. 65 No. 4, 1984) was written using the materials in this collection.

Huff spent 30 years teaching history at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, retiring in 1992. In 1999 Robert Huff's dedication to the school and students was recognized when he was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Box 1: Archives Storage, Range 22A, Section 4

Other Finding Aids

For a complete container list, consult the PDF finding aid available


The Robert Huff papers, containing newspaper articles, letters, note cards, and magazine articles pertaining to Elizabeth Smith Miller, her daughter Anne Fitzhugh Miller, the Political Equality Club of Geneva and the women's suffrage movement were collected by Professor Robert Huff for the purpose of writing articles about the Millers. Huff gave them to the Archives of the Warren Hunting Smith Library in the summer of 2001.

Robert Huff papers, 1897-1920: A Finding Aid
Charlotte Hegyi, Archivist
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Repository Details

Part of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Archives and Special Collections Repository

Warren Hunting Smith Library
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva New York 14456 U.S.A. US (United States)