Littleton and Jane Mitchell papers


Creator: Mitchell, Littleton P. (Littleton Purnell), 1918-2009
Date(s): 1911-2009
Bulk Dates: 1950-2000
Call Number: MSS 0629
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: 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.
Physical Description: 32.75 linear feet (50 boxes)
Source: Gift of Philip Vann Mitchell, 2010.
Processing: 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