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Finding Aid for the Loye Miller Papers, ca. 1904-1969
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Organization and Arrangement
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Loye Miller Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1904-1969
    Collection number: 129
    Creator: Miller, Loye, 1874-1970
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Loye Holmes Miller (1874-1970) was a professor of biology at UCLA and contributed 100 papers on fossil and recent vertebrates of the Pacific Coast to various publishers. The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, recordings, and photographs.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Dr. Loye Miller, 1944-1967.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Loye Miller Papers (Collection 129). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233422 


    Loye Holmes Miller was born on October 13, 1874 in Minden, Los Angeles; BS (1898), MS (1903), Ph.D (1912), University of California; instructor in natural science, Oahu College, Honolulu (1900-03); instructor in biology (1904-18), assistant professor (1919-20), associate professor (1920-23), professor (1923-43), UCLA; member, American Society of Naturalists; president of the board of governors, Cooper Ornithological Club; contributed 100 papers on fossil and recent vertebrates of the Pacific Coast to various publishers; published books include The Marital Tie in Birds (1919?) and Lifelong Boyhood: Recollections of a Naturalist Afield (1950); he died on April 6, 1970.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, recordings, and photographs of Loye Holmes Miller, UCLA Professor of Biology. Includes 12 records featuring sounds of nature, travel journals, speeches, interview transcripts, and manuscripts of article on nature articles, mostly ornithology. Also includes the manuscript draft of his books, The Marital Tie in Birds (1919?) and Lifelong Boyhood (1950).

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts and typescripts.
    2. Recordings.
    3. Journals (manuscript) and miscellaneous.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Miller, Loye, 1874-1970--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Biology--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Ornithologists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.