Miller, Dorothy P.
||Materials exclusively in
||Dorothy Miller (1931-2016) was an analytical chemist at DuPont who became vocal against the company's acquisition of White
Clay Creek land with the intent of building a dam. With concerns that the existing water supply in Delaware would not be suffcicient
for the expansion of two DuPont production plants in Wilmington, the White Clay Creek Dam, which would have flooded 1,160
acres, was slated to suplly 71 million gallons of water a day. After the dam's failure, Miller continued to be active in the
community, working with environmental groups throughout Newark, Delaware on issues related to urban development and transportation
infrastructure. The collection, which spans from 1965-2010, documents community efforts led by Miller to preserve the White
Clay Creek Watershed and her further work on water resources, residential/commercial and transportation projects throughout
4.5 linear feet
(4 record center cartons, 1 half cartons)
2 oversize removals
(1 18 inch oversize box and 1 oversize folder)
|Immediate Source of Acquisition:
||Gift of Dorothy Miller, 2006-2008.
||Processed and encoded by Anna Nuzzolese, October 2018. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard