Mitchell, Littleton P. (Littleton Purnell), 1918-2009
||Materials entirely in
||The Littleton and Jane Mitchell papers document the life and career of the Delaware-based civil rights activist and educator
Littleton P. Mitchell (1918-2004) and his wife Jane E. Mitchell (1921-2004). The collection contains material relating to
his education, activities as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, his three decades-long leadership of the Delaware NAACP, his
career as a teacher and counselor at Governor Bacon Health Center in Delaware City, and his involvement in a number of organizations.
The collection also highlights the career of Jane Mitchell, one of Delaware's first African-American nurses and former director
of nursing at the Delaware State Hospital. There are also photographs, slides, and other media documenting the Mitchells'
family life as well as their participation in local and national events. The collection also contains a significant amount
of the many awards and citations received by Littleton and Jane Mitchell for their achievements. As a whole, the papers explore
the professional, personal, and family relationships of an African-American family in the 20th century.
32.75 linear feet
||Gift of Philip Vann Mitchell, 2010.
||Processed by E. Evan Echols and Jaime Margalotti, May 2013. Encoded by E. Evan Echols, May 2013. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard