Merle Clifford Miller photograph collection, circa 1937-1938

Overview of the Collection

Miller, Merle Clifford, 1918-1996
Merle Clifford Miller photograph collection
circa 1937-1938 (inclusive)
19 photographs (1 folder )
Collection Number
Photographs of landscapes and constructions from Merle Clifford Miller who was employed under the Civilian Conservation Corps
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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No restrictions on access.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Merle Clifford Miller (1918-1996) was born in Bernie, Missouri and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps on January 19, 1937 at age 19. He worked as a laborer, mechanic and truck driver during his service with the CCC and was stationed at departments in Shell Knob & Van Buren, MO., Leavenworth, KS., Gaquet, CA. and Thorp, WA. Miller sent most of his earnings home to support his mother and siblings during the Great Depression. According to his daughter, Mary Linda Miller, the period in which he worked for the CCC was among the happiest of his life.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs showing construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, with some photos taken by Charles Libby featuring lakes (Park, Deep & Soap), landforms (Alligator, Battleship & Steamboat Rocks) and the Vista House at Dry Falls State Park

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Restrictions on Use

Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donor: Mary Linda Miller, December 26, 2016.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Lakes--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Landforms--Oregon--Photographs
  • Landforms--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Miller, Merle Clifford, 1918-1996--Archives

Corporate Names

  • Vista House (Or.)--Photographs

Geographical Names

  • Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs