Walter Miller Library.
Walter Miller (1864-1949) was a classicist and archaeologist responsible for the first American excavation in Greece. He received an M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1884 and was associate professor of Greek at the University of Missouri from 1891 to 1892. He was recruited from Missouri by Stanford in 1892 and founded the classics department there. In 1911 he returned to the University of Missouri, and from 1914 to 1930, he served as Dean of the Graduate School. In 1919, he called for the creation of a war memorial to honor those lost in World War I. This project became the Memorial Union. He retired from the University of Missouri in 1936.
Scope and Contents
The collection is a working classicist's library. Many of the books originally belonged to Walter Miller and bear his signature. Others were added to the collection by the faculty of the Department of Classical Studies.