Dorothy Miller was born in 1931 and obtained a degree in chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University.  She worked as a chemical analyst for DuPont and settled with her husband, Robert, in Newark, where they built a home and raised their family.  Miller took a field ornithology class at the University of Delaware in the mid-1960s and became an avid birder.  She was president of the Newark Bird Club, a group with growing interest in land preservation as new housing developments sprang up in the 1960s and there was increased talk of a dam project to create a reservoir in the White Clay Creek Valley.

Items on display in the Library exhibit: 

1. Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation,  Birds of the White Clay Creek Valley (brochure), 1995

2. Linehan, John T., Delaware bird list, 1971

3. Newark Bird Club, Memorandum of support for preservation of White Clay Creek and Valley signed by Dorothy P. Miller, president, 1970 January

4. Two postcards of the White Clay Creek, 1900 and 1907 (Delaware postcard collection, University of Delaware Library)