Joseph Alfred Miller Papers Circa 1900-Circa 1940

Summary
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Creator
Miller, Joseph Alfred
Size
2.25 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize flatbox)
Call number
MC 00556
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This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

The Joseph Alfred Miller Papers contain items from Miller's student days (1900-1904) at the college that eventually became NC State University. Included are the jacket and caps of his cadet uniform; photographs showing student life, athletics, and campus buildings; student publications; and one of his engineering textbooks. A few of the photos show Miller's future wife Ella Duckett and his college roommate William Joel Patton. Some of the student publications and the textbook contain his marginalia (the textbook contains a note about Professor Carl Riddick). The collection also contains some college publications from the 1930s when other Miller family members attended NC State, and this includes athletics programs.

Joseph Alfred Miller (1883-1949) of Brevard, North Carolina, graduated from North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (abbreviated A & M and later renamed North Carolina State University) in 1904. He was later a camp director and assistant county supervisor for the Farmers Home Administration.

Biographical/historical note

Joseph Alfred Miller (1883-1949) of Brevard, North Carolina, graduated from North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (abbreviated A & M and later renamed North Carolina State University) in 1904. He was later a camp director and assistant county supervisor for the Farmers Home Administration.

Miller was born in Georgia but grew up in Brevard. From 1900 to 1904 he attended North Carolina A & M, and he graduated with a B. E. in electrical engineering. He was the senior class president, captain of the baseball team, president of the Athletics Association, president of the Pullen Literary Society, and a first lieutenant in the student military cadets. He also played for the football team and the track team.

After graduation Miller returned to Brevard and married Ella Duckett of Raleigh. The couple had three sons. For many years Miller was dirctor of Camp Transylvania. In the early 1940s he moved to Wadesboro, North Carolina. At the time of his death he was assistant county supervisor of the Anson County Farmers Home Administration.

Scope/content

The Joseph Alfred Miller Papers contain items from Miller's student days (1900-1904) at the college that eventually became NC State University. Included are the jacket and caps of his cadet uniform; photographs showing student life, athletics, and campus buildings; student publications; and one of his engineering textbooks. A few of the photos show Miller's future wife Ella Duckett and his college roommate William Joel Patton. Some of the student publications and the textbook contain his marginalia (the textbook contains a note about Professor Carl Riddick). The collection also contains some college publications from the 1930s when other Miller family members attended NC State, and this includes athletics programs.

Arrangement

Materials arranged alphabetically by name or title.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Alfred Miller Papers, MC 00556, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Marsha Hanna, 2015 (Accession 2015.0110)

Processing information

Processed by: Todd Kosmerick, 2015 May; machine-readable finding aid by: Todd Kosmerick, 2015 May

Agromeck 1903
Box 1, Folder 1
Agromeck 1904
Box 1, Folder 2
A.M.C. Cadet Uniform Jacket and Two Caps 1903
Oversize flat box 2
N. C. State Alumni News 1932-1933
Box 1, Folder 3
North Carolina State College Athletic Programs 1932
Box 1, Folder 4
North Carolina State College Directory 1932
Box 1, Folder 5
North Carolina State University Map 1937
Box 1, Folder 6
Photographs: Athletics 1904, undated
Photographs: Cadets Lined Up 1904
Box 1, Folder 8
Photographs: Athletics, Football and Baseball Teams 1903, undated
Photographs: Dorm Rooms with Students 1903
Photographs: Ella Duckett and 3 unidentified people 1903
Box 1, Folder 10
Photographs: North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts Buildings Circa 1900

Contains 1 photograph and 5 postcards.

Photographs: Souvenir from N. C. State College [small album] Circa 1940
Box 1, Folder 12
Red & White 1903-1904, 1907
Box 1, Folder 13
Treatise on Hydraulics (Mansfield Merriman) 1904
Oversize flat box 2, Folder 2
Wataugan 1932 May
Box 1, Folder 14

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Alfred Miller Papers, MC 00556, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.