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Institute of Ecology records, Richard S. Miller interview

Institute of Ecology records, Richard S. Miller interview

Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Ecology records, Richard S. Miller interview
Creator: Miller, Richard S.
Inclusive Dates: 1985 May 14
Language: English
Extent: 1 interview(s) (27.0 minutes)
Collection Number: UA97-066_0011-2
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. Richard S. Miller was born July 4, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio. He went to grade school in California before enlisting in the US Air Force in 1942 until 1946, when he entered the University of Colorado. He completed his B.A. with honors in 1949, and later received a Fulbright Scholarship to Oxford University, England, where he earned his Ph.D. in population ecology in 1951. Dr. Miller returned to the States and taught at many universities including Harvard, Yale, Colorado State University, and the University of Saskatchewan. In addition, he served in many different roles in the Ecological Society of America, which led to the establishment of the Institute of Ecology.

Scope and Content

Richard S. Miller discusses the Institute of Ecology, including its origins, its approaches to research, its relationship with colleges and universities, its structural and funding challenges, and its demise.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Institute of Ecology records, Richard S. Miller interview, har-ua97-066_0011-2, University of Georgia Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Conditions Governing Use

Resources may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use).

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Ecological Society of America
Institute of Ecology
Miller, Richard S.
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Oral histories (document genres)

Related Collections in this Repository

Institute of Ecology records, UA07-066 and the Ecological Society of America records, UA97-061

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Institute of Ecology records, Richard S. Miller interview, 1985 May 14 Access Online