Collection Title:  The Melbourne Miller Papers

Collection Number: M064

Bulk Dates: 1936 – 1937

Inclusive Dates: 1936 – 1965

Volume: .25 cu. ft.

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Melbourne Miller was professor of biology at Delta State from 1962 – 1975. While a student
at DSTC, Miller served as supervisor, 1936 – 1937, of the National Youth Administration project,
“A Plant and Animal Survey of Bolivar County.” Students worked collecting specimens that were
housed in a museum on campus. This first project lasted three months. The second project, set
up in 1936 and supervised by Miller, was expanded to include the entire lower Mississippi
Delta. This project ended in 1938.

Scope and Content:
This collection consist mainly of photographs of the NYA Project including collected specimens
and students at work in the field. In addition there are scanned images from the original
photographs. There is also correspondence and lists of specimens collected and a pamphlet
that was compiled titled “Trees of Bolivar County.”

Folder and Description
1 Misc. Documents Concerning the DSTC NYA Project
2 Scanned Photos- NYA
3 Scanned Photos- NYA
4 Photos- NYA
5 Photos- NYA
6 Shrimping- Biloxi, 1937- Photos
7 Scanned Photos- Gulf Coast Trip
8 “Trees of Bolivar County”