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Guide to the Loye Holmes Miller papers, 1899-1957
BANC MSS C-B 997  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Loye Holmes Miller papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1899-1957
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 997
    Creator: Miller, Loye, 1874-1970
    Extent: Number of container: 1 box Linear feet: 0.5
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Correspondence as zoologist and ornithologist, University of California; diaries concerning U.C. expedition to fossil beds of the John Day River, Oregon, 1899, Hawaii from 1900 to 1903, marine expedition on the Albatross off the coast of California in 1904, eastern lecture tour, 1921, with H.C. Bryant for National Park promotion, and Tahoe trip, July-August, 1919.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Loye Holmes Miller papers, BANC MSS C-B 997, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    Professor Miller gave 4 diaries to the Bancroft Library in 1952, 1955, and 1961. Additional correspondence, papers and the 1904 diary were transferred from Archives in December 1965.


    Loye Holmes Miller, biologist, zoologist and ornithologist, was born on October 13, 1874 in Minden, Louisiana. He came to California as a boy and later studied at the University of California. His teaching career in biology began at Oahu College on Honolulu, from 1900 to 1903, and continued at the State Normal School in Los Angeles, and at the University of California in Los Angeles. In 1904 he was scientific assistant to Professor Ritter on the marine exploration cruise of the Albatross, working from San Diego to Point Concepción.
    Very much interested in ornithology, Miller imitated bird songs and calls, and made recordings of them. In great demand as a lecturer and promoter of National Parks, Professor Miller instituted nature guide services in Yosemite in 1921, to encourage nature study. He also contributed to California paleontology by his studies of vertebrate fossils, and his discovery of the remains of the California peacock in the La Brea tarpits.