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Miller mss., 1890-1990

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
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Miller, Delbert Charles, 1913-

Miller mss., 1890-1990

Collection No.
LMC 1865

443 items

Materials are in English.

The Miller mss., 1890-1990, consists of the papers of Indiana University professor of sociology and business administration Delbert Charles Miller, 1913-1998.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Delbert Charles Miller, 1913-1998, was a professor of sociology and business administration at Indiana University.


The collection is organized into the following series: I. Biographical; II. Writings; III. Correspondence; IV. Mitchell Hall; and, V. Miscellaneous.

Scope and Content Note

The Miller mss., 1890-1990, consists of the papers of Indiana University professor of sociology and business administration Delbert Charles Miller, 1913-1998. Writings by Miller include Industrial Sociology (1951) and Industry, Labor, and Community (1960) , co-written with William H. Form; and Community Power Structures: Comparative Studies of Four World Cities (1970) and Leadership and Power in the BOS-WASH Megalopolis (1975), by Miller.

Outlines, drafts, typescripts, and reviews are present in the writings section. Also included are lectures on industrial sociology delivered by Miller at the University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru in 1965 as a Fulbright professor, correspondence mostly with his editors, and papers concerning the preservation of Mitchell Hall on the Indiana University campus, Bloomington.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired 1975, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1989
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
Miller mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Box 1 I. Biographical

Two versions of vita

Brief career history

Publications record

Series: Box 1 II. Writings

1945. Writing outlines for Industrial Sociology, 1st ed.

1951-1953. Book Reviews for Industrial Sociology

1956. Writing outline for Industry, Labor, and Community

1964.  Industrial Sociology, 2nd ed.

(10 folders)

1965.  Lectures, Lima Peru.

(4 folders)

In Spanish.

1970.  International Community Power Structures

(5 folders)

Box 2 1975  Leadership and Power in the BOS-WASH Megapolis

(8 folders)

undated.  Industrial Sociology , 3rd ed.

1973. Review of Industrial Sociology, revised.

1983.  Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement

(7 folders)

undated.  Fugitive Leaves in the Life of Delbert C. Miller

1982-1984. Musings and Ruminations - Collection I: On Taking Things for Granted and Other Essays

1958, Apr. 26-27. Harvard community power conference notes

undated. Essay mss.

undated.  In Honor of Two Musicians Named Merrill.


1979, 1980. James Capshew and Eliot Heagt. Psychology at Indiana University : From Bryan to Skinner

1984. Kristelli, John. History of Mathers Museum , 1870-1983 ; 1967. Merriam, Alan P. History of Anthropology at Indiana University

undated.  One Hundred Years: The History of the Dept. of Sociology at Indiana University , 1885-1985.

undated. Bibliography. History of social sciences, social work and History at Indiana University , 1820-1990

undated. Rogers, Helen Cintilda. Seventy Years of Social Work Education at Indiana University

Box 4 Histories

1890. Wylie, Theophilus A. Indiana University and Its History from 1820, When Founded, to 1890.

1940. Woodburn, James Albert. History of Indiana University, 1820-1902

1983.  Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement. 4th ed.

Series: Box 3 III. Correspondence

1969-1978. Regarding Industrial Sociology, 3rd ed.

1972-1979. Regarding translations of Miller's work.


1977-1980. Harper & Row


1982-1984. U.S. Travel Guide. Regarding Miller's proposed U.S. travel guide for magicians and magic fans.


Series: Box 3 IV. Mitchell Hall

Pros and Cons of Historic Preservation of Mitchell Hall

(2 folders)


Correspondence, 1990

Art in Mitchell

Music in Mitchell

Tour History

Original copy of pros and cons

Future of Mitchell

Grant information

Letter file

Mitchell plight

Pictures and diagrams



Friends of Mitchell Hall

List of History of Mitchell Hall recipients

Audio visual

Indiana Daily Student stories

Mitchell Letter

History of Mitchell Hall

(2 folders)

Series: Box 4 V. Miscellaneous

Oral History Interviews (Oct. 1984)

Book Collection of Delbert C. Miller


(18 photographs)

Charts and diagrams

(4 folders)

Sarkes Tarzian

(2 folders)