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Dorothy Miller Photographic Collection

Identifier: GTM-060125

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of photographs taken by Dorothy Miller in Saudi Arabia while she worked for Aramco from the 1940s to the 1970s. It also includes some other documents related to the company.


  • 1930 - 1993
  • Majority of material found within 1940 - 1970


Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical Note

Dorothy Miller arrived in Saudi Arabia in 1947 to work in the law department of the oil company ARAMCO. She became interested in photography after meeting chief ARAMCO photographer Tommy Walters in Dhahran in 1949. Eventually, Miller learned to do her own developing and by 1959 had garnered enough attention for her hobby that she decided to take an intensive six-week professional photography course at the Brooks Institute in San Francisco. Miller returned to ARAMCO in 1967 as treasurer and continued to take photographs ranging from ARAMCO staff and facilities to the people and countryside of Saudi Arabia. Locations depicted include Abquaiq, al-Khobar, Dhahran, Dammam, Hofuf, and Qatif. Miller retired from ARAMCO and returned to the US in 1977. Since then her photographs have been exhibited at Georgetown University Library in 2007 and at the Saudi Aramco Heritage Gallery in Dhahran in 2008.


3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057