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David and Lydia Miller earth building papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC023

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials on earth buildings, and more specifically, rammed earth buildings. Included in the collection are manuscripts, historical materials, manuals and information about building rammed earth homes and walls, publications, pamphlets, magazine articles, correspondence, photographs, information on seminars, and newspaper clippings. The following publication by the Millers can be located in the Michener Stacks: Miller, David J. & Lydia. Rammed Earth Homes Manual for Building a Rammed Earth Wall. Greeley, CO: D. J. & Lydia Miller, 1980. (TH4818 S6 M5).

Dates

  • 1923-1986
  • Existence: 1985-12

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Source of Acquisition

David J. and Lydia Miller

Processing Information

A preliminary inventory was done in the Summer of 1986. The collection was refiled and boxed in Spring of 1993.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the UNC University Libraries Archival Services Department at library.archives@unco.edu or 970-351-2854 for further information.

Extent

17.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of materials on earth buildings, and more specifically, rammed earth buildings. Included in the collection are manuscripts, historical materials, manuals and information about building rammed earth homes and walls, magazine articles, correspondence, photographs, information on seminars, and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement

Series 1: General Alphabetical files on earth houses These are the original Miller files on earth buildings, constructions and supplies with photographs, correspondence and other materials. They also contain several books on earth construction including the Miller publication Rammed Earth: A Selected Bibliography. Greeley, CO: Rammed Earth Institute International, 1982. A large number of photographs are included in the files. Series 2: Published Materials These files included published article on the subject of the collection. They are listed by author, by geographical location and title of the periodical. Series 3: Miscellaneous These files contain historical material, manuals and information about building rammed earth homes and walls, partial manuscripts, Mother Earth News and seminars, Miller House 1946 (the original Adam P. Alles house), and newspaper and magazine clippings.

Related Publications

Rammed Earth Homes Manual For Building a Rammed Earth Wall. David J. & Lydia Miller. Greeley, CO: D. J. & Lydia Miller, 1980. TH4818 S6 M5
Author
Inventory prepared by Shirley Soenksen and Eve Measner on 2009 April 2. A preliminary inventory was done in the Summer of 1986. The collection was refiled and boxed in Spring of 1993.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

Contact:
University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639