SOURCE: W.C. & A.N. Miller Companies

December 20, 2007 11:05 ET

W.C. & A.N. Miller Donates Magazine Archives to American University Library

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - For the past 82 years, The W.C. & A.N. Miller Companies has been chronicling the history of the Washington metro area through its magazine, "LEAVES." On December 10, the 95-year-old local real estate company officially donated the entire "LEAVES" archives to the American University Library. The donation was accepted during the AU Library's first annual Holiday Shopping fundraiser at Crate & Barrel on Massachusetts Avenue in the Miller-built community of Spring Valley. Over 150 shoppers, consisting of community members, University representatives, and Miller representatives turned out to support the Library by participating in a shopping spree. A percentage of the ticket and merchandize sales were donated to the Library. The event was catered by Chef Geoff's, and shoppers were serenaded with holiday songs by the AU a cappella group "On a Sensual Note."

On accepting the "LEAVES" collection, William Mayer, American University Librarian, said that it would become a permanent part of the Library's growing collection of historical community archives. "We are proud to be stewards of this collection. It is an excellent example of how the community, academia, and business can work together to preserve an area's history." He added that the Library is open to the public and encouraged people to take advantage of this local resource.

"LEAVES" Magazine continues to be published by W.C. & A.N. Miller Companies, and has a current circulation of over 50,000.

W.C. & A.N. Miller is a real estate development company serving the Washington Metro area since 1912. Best known for building in Spring Valley and Sumner, Miller's companies currently include new homes, land acquisition and development, and commercial development, leasing, and management. For more information about the W.C. & A.N. Miller Companies visit

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