The Augustus and Deanne Miller Acquisitions Fund


Deanne and Gus MillerLongstanding friends and supporters of the Smithsonian institution Augustus “Gus” Miller and his wife, Deanne Miller, established the Augustus and Deanne Miller Acquisitions Fund for the American Experience in 2011.

The Smithsonian articulates the American Experience through its’ museums with the help of the Libraries’ collections. “The history of our country and its growth is very important to future generations and the world. Deanne and I feel it is imperative that we protect our collections for the future. What better place than the Smithsonian,” says Gus.


Borden Company E pluribus unum : the story of an eagle , 1904 “Front Cover”
From the Galaxy of Images: Borden Company E pluribus unum : the story of an eagle, 1904 “Front Cover”

Gus currently serves as chair of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and is an alumnus of the Smithsonian National Board, on which he served from 2001-2006. A collector of fine art and rare books, Mr. Miller has been Chairman of the board of the Chrysler Museum, and a member of the boards of the Virginia Marine Science Museum, Towne Bank, and the Old Dominion University Real Estate Board.