Guide to the Orlando Dana Miller Papers, 1873-1882
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Creator Miller, O. D. (Orlando Dana), 1821-1888
Title Orlando Dana Miller Papers
Extent 1 File
About the Collection
The collection includes a pamphlet, “Cumulative Exercise: Its Theory and Practice,” 1873, and Miller’s DD degree from Tufts, 1882 (degree in OSD3.1). There is also promotional material for the Health-Lift Company of New York, featuring a machine and program to steadily develop strength. The two cased photographs of Miller included in the collection. These were moved to the cased photographs collection. The control file included with the collection contains correspondence between Miller’s daughter and William Arba Ellis in preparation for Ellis’s published history of Norwich University, 1819-1911.
About Orlando Dana Miller
Orlando D. Miller graduated with the Norwich University class of 1845. He had a varied career encompassing railroad engineering, law and the Universalist ministry. Miller wrote many articles for popular, religious and archaeological publications. He was a classical scholar who spent many years in the study of ancient languages, particularly Cuneiform. Miller also became interested in the field of “physical culture,” what today might be referred to as strength conditioning. He was married to Cornelia Matilda Burton (d. 1895) in 1848 and the couple had three daughters. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Orlando Dana Miller.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
• Miller, O. D. (Orlando Dana), 1821-1888
• Health-Lift Company (New York, N.Y.)
• Tufts College.
• Physical fitness.
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Orlando Dana Miller Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter to William Arba Ellis from Evelyn M. Ramsey, 7 September 1910. Orlando Dana Miller Papers, Control file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 File
Collection Location: Archives 501, Small Collections II — Alumni
Language(s) of Material: English
Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
Har-Moad : or the mountain of the assembly : a series of archaeological studies, chiefly from the stand-point of the cuneiform inscriptions by O. D. Miller is also available in Special Collections (call number: 200.9 M649h).
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