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Mitchell, Littleton P. (Littleton Purnell), 1918-2009.

Littleton and Jane Mitchell papers

1911-2009

(bulk dates 1950-2000)


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 629


Creator: Mitchell, Littleton P. (Littleton Purnell), 1918-2009.


Title: Littleton and Jane Mitchell papers


Inclusive Dates: 1911-2009


Bulk Dates: 1950-2000


Extent: 32.75 linear feet (50 boxes)


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.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 629, Littleton and Jane Mitchell papers, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Boxes 1-18: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center cartons

Boxes 28-34: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center cartons

Boxes 26-27 : Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes

Boxes 38-39: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center cartons

Boxes 35-37: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes

Boxes 41-44: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes

Boxes 19-25: Shelved in SPEC MSS shoeboxes

Box 45: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches)

Boxes 40, 46-47: Shelved in SPEC MSS media

Boxes 47, F16: Shelved in SPEC MSS media removals

Box 1, F11; Box 2, F26; Box 4, F52; Box 5, F73; Box 6, F88; Box 14, F13-F14; Box 15, F21b, F29b, F57b, F66; Box 17, F6-F7; Box 29 F13, F15; Box 31, F45; Box 41, F31-F3 : Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

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.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

Littleton P. Mitchell

Littleton Purnell Mitchell, known as "Lit," was born on November 27, 1918, to Littleton Vann Mitchell and Helen Ann Purnell Mitchell in Milford, Delaware. He attended the Milford Colored School until eight grade and then attended Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware, which was the only high school for African-American students in the state of Delaware at the time. Mitchell graduated from Howard High School in 1939 and was admitted to West Chester State College of Pennsylvania (now West Chester University) on a track scholarship.

After two years in college, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in Tuskegee, Alabama, as a member of the "Tuskegee Airmen" during World War II. While at Tuskegee Army Air Base, he served as an instructor for instrument simulator training. Mitchell was a second generation soldier, as his father also served in the US Army during World War I. In 1943, Mitchell also married Jane Evelyn Watson, who moved to Alabama to work at the Tuskegee Institute Hospital.

When he was discharged from the army in February 1946, Littleton returned to West Chester State College and continued coursework. He graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. He later continued his formal education at the University of Delaware and Temple University, concentrating in areas of Special Education.

Mitchell remained a reserve officer in the U.S. Army, and graduated from the Athletic Directors' School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the Special Service Officer's School, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, in 1950 and 1951 respectively.

When the Governor Bacon Health Center was opened in Delaware City in 1948, Dr. M. A. Tarumianz hired Mitchell as an instructor, where he would become the first African-American in Delaware to teach white students. Mitchell would spend his entire career, until his retirement in 1984, as a teacher and counselor for emotionally troubled youth at the Governor Bacon Health Center.

At the urging of his mother, Mitchell became involved with the Milford Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at age twelve. He would join the Wilmington Branch of the NAACP during high school and eventually go on to become vice president and president of that branch. In 1961, Mitchell became president of the Delaware State Branches of the NAACP, and led the organization for over thirty years, until 1991. During his time as president, he directed efforts to ensure equal rights for African-Americans and other minorities in the state. Mitchell fought to address issues of fair housing, school desegregation, equal access to public accommodations, voting rights, and increased employment and educational opportunities for African-Americans. He worked with Louis L. Redding (1901-1998), the noted Delaware civil rights attorney and his close friend, to address many of these issues. Mitchell also was a fierce advocate for the rights of migrant workers in the state, who often lived amid squalid conditions. In addition to his leadership of the Delaware NAACP, Mitchell served as president and vice president of Region II NAACP, which is comprised of ten northeastern states from Delaware to Maine.

Lit Mitchell was also heavily involved with many community, state, and national organizations. He served as president of the New Castle Progressive Club, board member of the Delaware Alliance Federal Credit Union, president of the Gunning Bedford Kindergarten Association, member of the Governor of Delaware's Advisory Council on Affirmative Action, member of the New Castle County Executive's Transition team, president of the Governor Bacon Education Association, and board member of the African American Museum of History. He also had served on the council of the Delaware Humanities Forum from 1991 to 1997 where he advocated expanding programs to include more minorities and on the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission as a presidential appointee representing Delaware.

Mitchell also had many personal hobbies and interests, such as international travel, track and field events, and bull fighting. He was also an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Delaware City and a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner.

Mitchell received numerous awards and citations including the 1999 West Chester University President's Medallion for Service, West Chester University Distinguished Achievement Award, AARP Delaware 2008 Andrus Award, the Congressional Medal for service as a Tuskegee Airman, News Journal Distinguished Citizen Award, University of Delaware Medal of Merit, Delaware State Education Association Human and Civil Rights Award, and Delaware Bar Association's 2004 Liberty Bell Award. In 2008, Delaware Technical College created the Littleton and Jane Mitchell Scholarship which is awarded to nursing students.

Littleton Mitchell died on July 6, 2009, and is survived by his son Philip Vann Mitchell and his wife Ernestine. He was preceded in death by his wife Jane, sisters Phyllis and Angela, and his brother Kenny.

Jane E. Mitchell

Jane Evelyn Mitchell was born Jane Evelyn Watson in 1921. Her immediate family included her father Charles Elmer Watson, Sr., her brother Eugene, and sisters Elaine and Arlene. She was a graduate of the Howard High School Provident Hospital Nursing Program and later graduated from the University of Delaware in 1963. She earned her Master's degree from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She married Littleton Mitchell in 1943, while working at the Tuskegee Institute Hospital in Alabama.

Mitchell became the first African-American registered nurse employed in a hospital in Delaware, serving as Head Nurse at Governor Bacon Heath Center in Delaware City, Delaware. She spent the majority of her career at Delaware State Hospital in New Castle, Delaware, where she served as supervisor of Psychiatric Services, and Director of Nursing Services. Mitchell was also active in the NAACP and along with her husband, led efforts to desegregate the state's hospitals.

Mitchell also served as vice president of the Delaware Nurses Association and was president of the Delaware State Board of Nursing. She was a recipient of the University of Delaware's Medal of Merit and inducted into the Alumni Wall of Fame in 1998. She also served on the visiting committee of the University's College of Health and Nursing Sciences.

In 1999, the Delaware Psychiatric Center in New Castle was named in her honor. Other honors included being named Woman of the Year by the National Association of College Women, receiving the Award of Merit from the Delaware State Arts Council, receiving the Unsung Heroine Award from the NAACP and being inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women.

Mitchell was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Delaware City, volunteer for AARP, speaker for the American Cancer Society, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the national nursing honor society. She was also an artist, specializing in oil paintings and ceramics.

Jane Mitchell died on November 13, 2004 in Delaware City.

Sources:

Scott Pruden. "Remembering Littleton Mitchell," Delaware Today, July 7, 2009. http://www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/July-2009/Remembering-Littleton-Mitchell (accessed April 25, 2013).

Carol Hoffecker. "Black Women in Delaware's History," University of Delaware, August 4, 1997. http://www.udel.edu/BlackHistory/blackwomen.html (accessed April 25, 2013).

"In Memoriam Jane E. Mitchell," UDaily, November 16, 2004. http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2005/oct/mitchell111604.html (accessed April 25, 2013).

Additional biographical information derived from the collection.


Scope and Content Note

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.

The Littleton and Jane Mitchell papers are divided into three subgroups. Subgroup I. of the collection contains material relating specifically to the life of Littleton Mitchell, beginning with his childhood and education, continuing through his service with the United States Army, covering his career as an educator at Governor Bacon Health Center, and documenting his participation in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and leadership of the Delaware Branch of the organization. This subgroup also contains information documenting his participation in a number of other state-level and national organizations as well as correspondence, material of personal interest collected by Mitchell, and articles about his activities and achievements.

Series I. Early Life and Education contains composition books, report cards, certificates, and other material from Mitchell's time at Howard High School, from which he graduated in 1939, and was the only school in the state of Delaware open to African-Americans at the time. There is also general information about Howard, the 50th year class reunion, and plans to preserve the historic nature of the school. This series also contains material relating to Mitchell's education at West Chester State College (West Chester University) and includes lesson plans, coursework, a graduation yearbook (1948), later information on alumni reunions, and Mitchell's keynote address given at the 1999 commencement ceremony. The series also features Littleton Mitchell's 1918 birth certificate.

Series II. Military Career documents Mitchell's service with the famed Tuskegee Airmen and subsequent service as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves. The Tuskegee Airmen material includes items collected by Mitchell during his service, correspondence with Jane Mitchell, and certificates of appreciation for service. Of note is documentation of a court martial conducted at Tuskegee Army Air Field and a manual used by Mitchell to instruct pilots in instrument flying. Though he did not qualify to be a pilot himself, Mitchell taught Tuskegee Airmen flyers a crucial aspect of aircraft operation. The series also contains historical information and publicity about the Tuskegee Airmen as well as material from Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., an organization created to honor the accomplishments and perpetuate the history of the group. The series contains a diary kept during his first year at Tuskegee (1942), providing a glimpse into the severe discrimination faced by Mitchell and other African-Americans in the armed forces. More detail about the diary is available in the contents list.

The second section of Series II. contains material relating primary to Mitchell's post-Tuskegee military career. Included is coursework and a certificate of completion from the Adjutant General's School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, and a notebook containing handwritten notes and coursework created while he attended the Athletic Directors' School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The series also includes applications for enrollment in Army Extension courses while serving in the Army Reserve, information for veterans of World War II, and Army correspondence. The correspondence is composed of orders received while Mitchell was serving at Tuskegee Army Air Field, paperwork for a transfer to the Army Reserve, and letters regarding officer training.

Series III. Governor Bacon Health Center documents Mitchell's career as a teacher and counselor of emotionally troubled youth at the Governor Bacon Health Center in Delaware City, Delaware. It contains material regarding the general business of the Center, class policies and procedures, and student activities. Much of the correspondence included in the series regards Mitchell's efforts to fight discrimination at the Governor Bacon Health Center and increase the amount of minority staff at the institution. Problems at Governor Bacon Health Center in the 1980s are detailed in a number of news articles. There are also certificates relating to Mitchell's teaching credentials and coursework relating to his continuing education at the University of Delaware and Temple University. In addition, the series contains teaching materials such as studies, publications, and other documents relating to teaching children, specifically emotionally troubled youth.

Series IV. Civil Rights Advocacy contains information pertaining to Mitchell's involvement with local and national branches of the NAACP.

Subseries IV.A. contains a significant amount of information documenting Mitchell's NAACP Delaware Branch Leadership. The subseries is arranged chronologically and folders titled "Delaware NAACP materials" contain a wide variety of materials highlighting NAACP internal affairs, agendas, causes/initiatives, and events occurring within a given time period. Significant topics, materials, and events within each folder are detailed in the item list.

Of note throughout this subseries is correspondence from the long-serving chair of the Delaware NAACP Education Committee Mary C. Baker of Dover, who represented the interests of African-American students at Delaware State Board of Education meetings. The subseries also contains articles and editorial columns by influential Delaware journalist Bill Frank (1905-1989) of the News Journal. Frank wrote about the progress of the Civil Rights movement and followed the activities of the NAACP for decades. He frequently wrote editorials that were both critical and supportive of Mitchell's actions as president of the Delaware NAACP.

Note that there may be an overlap between materials included and topics addressed in Subseries IV.A. and other subseries in the collection.

Subseries IV.A.1.a. Political Material contains selected materials relating to the Delaware NAACP's involvement in state politics, specifically state housing legislation. The subseries features articles and copies of fair housing bills and proclamations signed by Delaware officials in honor of the NAACP. There is also material documenting Mitchell's participation in Governor Michael Castle's Affirmative Action Committee in the late 1980s.

Subseries IV.A.1.b. consists of studies and publications relating to the civil rights issues and other topics of interest to Littleton Mitchell during his service with the Delaware NAACP. Some topics covered include desegregation, race relations, crime, minority students, redistricting, and housing.

Subseries IV.A.1.c. Issues and Causes, contains selected information related to the major civil rights causes championed by Mitchell and the state NAACP during the second half of the 20 th century. The Subseries is divided into six sections: migrant labor, housing discrimination, discrimination in education, employment discrimination, prisons/justice system, and other discrimination cases.

Subseries IV.B. National NAACP contains material relating to Mitchell's participation in the NAACP on a national and regional level. It contains programs for the NAACP's annual convention from 1966 to 2003, programs for NAACP leadership training conferences, annual reports, and programs for the ceremony awarding the Spingarn Medal (awarded annually by the organization for outstanding achievements). The subseries also contains publications created by the NAACP on topics such as education, conference planning, and affirmative action. Included in these publications are issues of The Crisis, the official magazine of the NAACP. There is also correspondence, resolutions, directories, and other information relating to the activities of the national NAACP.

Series V. Involvement in other Delaware events and organizations contains meeting minutes, correspondence, memorandums, and correspondence documenting Mitchell's participation in and leadership of several Delaware organizations.

Subseries V.A. contains a small amount of correspondence and a newsletter relating to Mitchell's committee work with the Delaware Humanities Forum, an organization that organizes programs and funds grant proposals to promote the humanities.

Subseries V.B. contains correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, and by-laws documenting Mitchell's service on the board of directors of the African American Museum of History and African American Museum Foundation.

Subseries V.C. contains correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, and other material documenting Mitchell's lengthy service of more than 40 years with credit unions. Mitchell served as president of the Delaware Mental Health Association Federal Credit Union in the 1970s and later as a board member of the Delaware Alliance Federal Credit Union. Also included are publications relating to being an effective credit union board member and a Lightning Loan Computer, used to calculate monthly payments for loans.

Subseries V.D. contains reports, by-laws, proposals, and information about events held by the Community Progressive Club of New Castle of New Castle, Delaware. There is a significant amount of information documenting a costume ball organized by the club in 1994 as well as administrative transitions, publicity, and membership information.

Mitchell was also involved in a number of other organizations throughout his life. Material documenting a number of these organizations is contained in Subseries V.E. Other Organizations. Included is information about his role in a restructuring plan for the Ferris School, an incarceration facility for juveniles, and his activities as a member of a New Castle County Executive transition team.

Littleton Mitchell (along with his wife Jane) frequently visited schools in Delaware and spoke to students about the Civil Rights movement, his own experiences with racism, and his time in the Tuskegee Airmen. Subseries V.F. School Visits contains letters of appreciation and drawings from students, as well as other items relating to these talks.

Subseries V.G. Information Regarding Influential Delawareans contains biographical information, correspondence, and articles related to other "famous" Delawareans. The bulk of the material relates to Mitchell's colleague and close friend Louis L. Redding (1901-1998), who was the first African-American to be admitted to the Delaware bar and played a major role in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education court case. Included is information about Redding's career, plans to create a museum in childhood home in Wilmington, and correspondence regarding the Louis L. Redding Chair for the Study of Law and Public Policy, created by the University of Delaware in Redding's honor.

Subseries V.H. Speeches consists of typed and handwritten introductions of other speakers used by Mitchell at various events as well as a script for a WDEL radio interview.

Series VI. Black History consists primarily of material relating to Mitchell's service on the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission after he was selected by the White House to represent Delaware. Included is correspondence, informational packets, meeting minutes, and agendas documenting the work of the commission leading up to the 2004 anniversary as well as historical information relating to the Brown v. Board decision itself. This series also contains Black History material collected by Mitchell throughout his life. Included in this material are publications regarding racism, The Underground Railroad, and African-American achievements.

Series VII. Publicity about Littleton Mitchell, contains news clippings and articles about the life and achievements of Mitchell. Included in the series is a News Journal Valentine's Day article Littleton and Jane Mitchell's marriage, transcripts of oral history interviews of Mitchell, and information relating to the Distinguished Citizen Award received by Mitchell.

Series VIII. Correspondence, consists of correspondence generally not related to the activities of the NAACP.

Subseries VIII.A. contains selected correspondence documenting Mitchell's personal and professional relationship with a number of influential Delaware politicians. Among the politicians included are Governors (Terry, Peterson, Tribbitt, du Pont, Castle, Carper, Minner, and Markell), Senators (Biden and Carper), and other state officials. Also included is an invitation to the 1977 inauguration of President Jimmy Carter.

Subseries VIII.B. contains invitations to a number of the events attended by Mitchell since the 1970s as well as collected programs for events attended. There are also a number of congratulatory letters from friends, acquaintances, and public figures, reflecting the significant amount of awards and citations received by Mitchell. Also included in the subseries are letters of thanks for participation in events and for speeches given.

Subseries VIII.C. General Correspondence, contains correspondence to and from Mitchell regarding a variety of subjects not directly related to his NAACP or teaching activities. Of note in this subseries are two letters from individuals, one thanking him for being a figure of "inspiration" and the other from a white student at the Governor Bacon Health Center discussing her personal experiences with school integration.

Subseries VIII.D. contains works by poet Widener University Sociology professor and poet Sidney Jacobs, information regarding a recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart, and material relating to Mitchell's involvement in Freemasonry.

Series IX. Material of Personal Interest, consists material relating to other areas of Mitchell's life. It contains correspondence, pamphlets, newsletters, and other publications relating to religious institutions, including St. Paul M.E. Church, in Milford, Delaware, and the church attended by Mitchell when in Delaware City, Christ Episcopal Church. Mitchell had a life-long interest in sports, especially track and field. This series has a number of items relating to this topic, including publications about sports and tickets to the University of Pennsylvania Franklin Field Carnival Relay. Also included in this series are obituaries of Delawareans and others as well as speeches read at funerals or memorial services.

Subgroup II. Documents the life and career of Jane Mitchell.

Subgroup III. Contains material related to the personal lives of the Mitchell Family and includes photographs, slides, audiovisual material, calendars, ephemera, artifacts, and other items belonging to members of the family. This information documents the domestic life, family ties, professional achievements, and recreational habits of an African-American family from the early to late 20th century.

Series I. Photographs and Series II. Slides consists of images documenting the lives of the Mitchells and includes photographs and slides of family, community gatherings, vacations, and professional meetings. The unit titles for many of the photographs and slides are transcribed directly from description of the items given by the Mitchell family. More detailed descriptions of the photographs are provided at the folder level.

Series III. Vacation, documents the Littleton and Jane Mitchell's national and international travel. It includes items from Canada, Spain, the Netherlands, as well as material collected while traveling in the United States. The series also includes their passports, which feature visa stamps from various countries.

Series IV. Consists of calendars kept by Littleton Mitchell over a thirty year period. They display a schedule of events to be attended as well as Mitchell's professional and personal obligations.

Series V. consists material relating to relatives and friends of Littleton and Jane Mitchell. It contains items belonging to Littleton Vann and Helen Mitchell, the parents of Littleton. Included is a photocopy of a diary kept by Littleton Vann Mitchell during his service in World War I as well as biographical information, a daily minder, obituary and other information relating to Helen Mitchell. Littleton and Jane Mitchell's son Philip Vann Mitchell is also represented in the series by school play programs, material related to hobbies, and cards (birthday and postcard) sent to him. Several members of Littleton Mitchell's family including his grandmother Sarah, mother Helen, and sister Phyllis played musical instruments. Helen played professionally as a church organist. The series contains music sheets and instrument lessons belonging to various family members. Also included are cards from family and friends and material relating to the Mitchells' 25th wedding anniversary in 1968.

Series VI. Mitchell Domestic Material consists material relating to home improvement and the personal lives of the Mitchells. It contains selected receipts for furniture purchased in 1943 as well as material relating to alterations made to the Mitchells' Delaware City home. There are instruction manuals for home appliances and clippings of advertisements for home improvements. This series also contains other domestic material including miscellaneous publications belonging to the Mitchell family, correspondence relating to job opportunities, invoices and correspondence relating to an import business, receipts for a 4-H Club broiler chicken raising project, and certificates for the completion of civil defense courses.

Series VII. consists of citations and awards received by Littleton and Jane Mitchell from the 1970s until 2009. The series is organized chronologically and by individual.

Series VIII. Ephemera and Realia contains items and artifacts collected by Littleton and Jane Mitchell throughout their lives. Items include medals, nametags, souvenirs, pins, and caps received as gifts and collected by the Mitchells during various events such as NAACP conventions. The series also includes a significant amount of buttons, both attached large fabric sashes and arranged by theme (politics, businesses, healthcare, etc.).

Series IX. Media contains VHS tapes, audiocassettes, film reels, and other media related to black history, events attended by the Mitchells, family vacations, and other material of general interest to Littleton and Jane.

Subseries IX.A. contains VHS tapes on a variety of subjects including black history, the Civil Rights movement, family events, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Included are tapes relating to dedication of the Jane E. Mitchell building and Jane's induction into the University of Delaware Hall of Fame as well as several interviews, including one conducted by The HistoryMakers project.

Subseries IX.B. contains audiocassettes featuring recordings of NAACP meetings, interviews with Littleton and Jane Mitchell, and material related to black history. The series features an interview of Louis L. Redding conducted by Lit Mitchell on Redding's 96th birthday.

Subseries IX.B. contains film reels documenting Mitchell family vacations, domestic and career events, and commercial productions. It also contains tape reels and phonograph records. Of particular note are two phonograph records featuring voice messages from Littleton Mitchell to Jane, while he was serving at the Tuskegee Army Air Field. Further descriptions of the voice messages are available in the contents list.

Series X. Books contains books belonging to the Mitchell family. The first subseries contains books on bullfighting, a topic that fascinated Littleton Mitchell throughout his life. The second subseries contains books on a variety of topics including Masonic Rituals and religion.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Mitchell, Littleton P. (Littleton Purnell), 1918-2009.
Mitchell, Jane E. (Jane Evelyn), 1921-2004.
Redding, Louis L.
Corporate Names
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Delaware State Conference of Branches.
Governor Bacon Health Center.
Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
United States. Army.
Delaware Humanities Forum.
Progressive Club of Delaware.
Delaware Alliance Federal Credit Union.
Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission.
Howard High School (Wilmington, Del.)
West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
University of Delaware.
Topical Terms
Civil rights movement.
Civil rights movements--Delaware.
African Americans--Delaware--Civil rights.
Migrant labor--Delaware.
Segregation--Delaware.
School integration--Delaware.
African Americans--Education--Delaware--History.
Special education--Delaware.
Nursing--Delaware--20th century.
Nursing--Delaware--20th century.
United States. Army. Air Corps.
United States. Army--Reserves.
World War, 1939-1945--Race relations.
Tuskegee Army Air Field (Ala.)
Discrimination in housing--Delaware.
Busing for school integration--Law and legislation--Delaware.
Credit unions.
Affirmative action programs--Delaware.
Segregation in education--Law and legislation--United States.
Delaware--Race relations.
Politicians--Correspondence.
Civil rights workers--Correspondence.
Bills, Legislative--United States.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Psychiatric hospitals--Delaware.
African Americans--Race identity.
African Americans--Domestic life.
African American churches--Delaware.
Bullfights--History.
Geographic Names
Delaware.
Wilmington (Del.)
Milford (Del.)
Delaware City (Del.)
West Chester (Pa.)
Form/Genre Terms
16mm.
Super 8.
Audiocassettes.
Awards.
Brochures.
Buttons (information artifacts)
Calendars.
Certificates.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Color slides.
Correspondence.
Diaries.
Ephemera.
Fliers (printed matter)
Greeting cards.
Ledgers (account books)
Medals.
Memorandums.
Minutes (administrative records)
Newspaper columns.
Newsletters.
Phonograph records.
Photograph albums.
Photographs.
Publications.
Realia.
Service books (religious texts)
Sheet music.
Speeches.
Tape reels.
VHS (TM)
Occupation
Administrators.
Nurses.
Presidents.
Soldiers.
Teachers.
Personal Contributors
Mitchell, Jane E. (Jane Evelyn), 1921-2004.
Frank, Bill, 1905-1989.
Corporate Contributors
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

  • I. Littleton Mitchell
    • I. Early Life and Education
      • I.A. Howard High School
      • I.B. West Chester University
    • II. Military Career
      • II.A. Tuskegee Airmen
      • II.B. Army Service and Officer Training
    • III. Governor Bacon Health Center
      • III.A. Teaching Career
      • III.B. Educational Materials
    • IV. Civil Rights Advocacy
      • IV.A. NAACP Delaware Branch Leadership
        • IV.A.1. Delaware State Conference of Branches
      • IV.B. National NAACP
        • IV.B.1. Conference programs and annual reports
        • IV.B.2. Publications
        • IV.B.3. NAACP business
    • V. Involvement in Other Organizations and Events
      • V.A. Delaware Humanities Forum
      • V.B. African American Museum of History
      • V.C. Delaware Alliance Federal Credit Union
      • V.D. Progressive Club
      • V.E. Other organizations
      • V.F. School visits
      • V.G. Information regarding influential Delawareans
      • V.H. Speeches
    • VI. Black History
      • VI.A. Brown v. Board of Education 50th anniversary
      • VI.B. Black history publications and articles
    • VII. Publicity About Littleton Mitchell
    • VIII. Correspondence
      • VIII.A. Political
      • VIII.B. Event invitations, letters of congratulations, and letters of thanks
      • VIII.C. General correspondence
      • VIII.D. Other
    • IX. Material of Personal Interest
      • IX.A. Church
      • IX.B. Sports
      • IX.C. Obituaries
  • II. Jane Mitchell
  • III. Mitchell Family
    • I. Photographs
    • II. Slides
    • III. Vacation
    • IV. Calendars
    • V. Family and Friends
      • V.A. Helen and Littleton Vann Mitchell
      • V.B. Philip Mitchell
      • V.C. Other family
      • V.D. Cards
    • VI. Mitchell Domestic Material
      • VI.A. Home improvement
      • VI.B. Miscellaneous publications and correspondence
    • VII. Citations and Awards
      • VII.A. Littleton Mitchell
      • VII.B. Jane Mitchell
    • VIII. Ephemera and Realia
      • VIII.A. Littleton Mitchell
      • VIII.B. Jane Mitchell
      • VIII.C. Buttons and nametags
      • VIII.D. Political ephemera
    • IX. Media
      • IX.A. VHS tapes
      • IX.B. Audiocassettes
      • IX.C. Film reels, tape reels, and phonograph records
    • X. Books
      • X.A. Bullfighting books
      • X.B. Other books

Detailed Contents List

Subgroup I. Littleton Mitchell , 1911-2009

Subgroup I. of the collection contains material relating specifically to the life of Littleton Mitchell, beginning with his childhood and education, continuing through his service with the United States Army, covering his career as an educator at Governor Bacon Health Center, and documenting his participation in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and leadership of the Delaware Branch of the organization. This series also contains information documenting his participation in a number of other state-level and national organizations as well as correspondence, material of personal interest collected by Mitchell, and articles about his activities and achievements.

Series I.I. Early life and education , 1918-2008

Series I. Early Life and Education contains composition books, report cards, certificates, and other material from Mitchell's time at Howard High School, from which he graduated in 1939, and was the only school in the state of Delaware open to African-Americans at the time. There is also general information about Howard, the 50th year class reunion, and plans to preserve the historic nature of the school. This series also contains material relating to Mitchell's education at West Chester State College (West Chester University) and includes lesson plans, coursework, a graduation yearbook (1948), later information on alumni reunions, and Mitchell's keynote address given at the 1999 commencement ceremony. The series also features Littleton Mitchell's 1918 birth certificate.

Subseries I.I.A. Howard High School , 1918-2004

Littleton Mitchell birth certificate , 1918   [Box 1 F1]

Personal letter to Lit Mitchell , 1937 March 31   [Box 1 F2]

This letter was sent to Mitchell from a romantic interest attending State College for Colored Students in Dover, Delaware.

Howard High School scrapbook , circa 1937   [Box 1 F3]

Contains news clippings regarding African-American sports figures such as Jesse Owens.

Mitchell composition book , undated   [Box 1 F4]

Lit Mitchell Howard High report card , 1935-1936   [Box 1 F5]

Certificate of completion- Ninth grade, Howard Junior High School , 1936 June 3   [Box 45 F5b]

Howard High School letter jacket patches , circa 1935   [Box 1 F6]

Howard High School athletic certificates , 1936, 1938   [Box 1 F7]

Football certificates.

Mitchell- Howard High School diploma , 1939 June 13   [Box 1 F8]

The Lantern- commencement issue , 1943 May   [Box 1 F9]

The Lantern is a Howard High School publication.

Howard High news clippings , undated, 1943   [Box 1 F10]

Article: The Patron Saints of Howard High School , 1998   [Box 1 F11]

Howard High School 50 year class reunion , 1989   [Box 1 F12]

National Historic Landmark Nomination- Howard High School , 2004 July   [Box 1 F13]

Project Proposal- The Story of Howard High School: An Educational Legacy , undated   [Box 1 F14]

Subseries I.I.B. West Chester University , 1939-2008

West Chester University admission letters , 1939 June-August   [Box 1 F15]

West Chester State Teachers College curricula and lesson plans , 1940   [Box 1 F16]

Manual of Football Prepared for Use of Major Students in Heath Education , 1946   [Box 1 F17]

State Teachers College Department of Physical Education.

West Chester academic performance reports , 1947   [Box 1 F18]

West Chester Community Hobby Show , 1948   [Box 1 F19]

West Chester diploma and commencement pamphlet , 1948   [Box 1 F20]

West Chester Class of 1948 commencement exercises , 1948   [Box 1 F21]

The Serpentine- West Chester yearbook , 1948   [Box 1 F22]

West Chester school newspaper- Quad Angles , 1948   [Box 1 F23]

West Chester State College Alumni Day program and reports , 1979 May 5   [Box 1 F24]

Mitchell is featured as a recipient of the 1979 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Postcard from Earle Waters regarding Mitchell as a W.C. student , 1979   [Box 1 F25]

Congratulatory postcard recalling Mitchell's time as a "meet and quiet" student at West Chester.

West Chester 35th Class Reunion of 1948 , 1983   [Box 1 F26]

Class of 1948 Reunion directory , 1996   [Box 1 F27]

West Chester University commencement speech , 1999 December 19   [Box 1 F28]

Mitchell was the commencement speaker.

West Chester University commencement program , 1999 December-2000   [Box 1 F29]

Mailing: West Chester 55th Class Reunion- Class of 1948 , 2003   [Box 1 F30]

West Chester University: MLK Day activities , 2008   [Box 1 F31]

Series I.II. Military career , circa 1930s-2008

Series II. Military Career documents Mitchell's service with the famed Tuskegee Airmen and subsequent service as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves. The Tuskegee Airmen material includes items collected by Mitchell during his service, correspondence with Jane Mitchell, and certificates of appreciation for service. Of note is documentation of a court martial conducted at Tuskegee Army Air Field and a manual used by Mitchell to instruct pilots in instrument flying. Though he did not qualify to be a pilot himself, Mitchell taught Tuskegee Airmen flyers a crucial aspect of aircraft operation. The series contains a diary kept during his first year at Tuskegee (1942), providing a glimpse into the severe discrimination faced by Mitchell and other African-Americans in the armed forces. The series also contains historical information and publicity about the Tuskegee Airmen as well as material from Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., an organization created to honor the accomplishments and perpetuate the history of the group. The second section of Series II. contains material relating primary to Mitchell's post-Tuskegee military career. Included is coursework and a certificate of completion from the Adjutant General's School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, and a notebook containing handwritten notes and coursework created while he attended the Athletic Directors' School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The series also includes applications for enrollment in Army Extension courses while serving in the Army Reserve, information for veterans of World War II, and Army correspondence. The correspondence is composed of orders received while Mitchell was serving at Tuskegee Army Air Field, paperwork for a transfer to the Army Reserve, and letters regarding officer training.

Subseries I.II.A. Tuskegee Airmen , circa 1930s-2008

News clippings regarding war , circa 1930s, 1949   [Box 1 F1]

News clippings collected by Mitchell on pre-WWII conflicts such as the Italian Invasion of Ethiopia and the portion of a publication about the sinking of the Bismark.

Aviation Cadet Examining Board letter to Littleton Mitchell , 1941 November 25   [Box 1 F2]

Mitchell was not accepted as a pilot but went on to serve at the Tuskegee Army Airfield as an instrument flight instructor.

Document promoting Mitchell to Corporal, Air Corps , 1942 October 1   [Box 1 F3]

Army service diary , 1942 January 13-1942 December 29   [Box 1 F4]

This diary was kept by Littleton Mitchell during 1942 documents the events of his first year in the United States Army. Entries begin on January 13, when he traveled to Trenton, NJ, for a military induction examination. Mitchell was inducted with his friend and fellow Milford, Delaware, resident Bill Walls, with whom he would train and serve in the army. XXX Subsequent diary entries discuss the trip from Trenton to Ft. Dix in February, followed by his arrival at Tuskegee Army Air Field. He describes in colorful language, the discomfort of army training, dynamics between the soldiers, and details frequent incidents of poor treatment by white officers and civilians at Tuskegee. Mitchell was frequently incensed by injustices such as the forbidding of the carrying of firearms by black soldiers on and off the base. XXX Beginning in April, Mitchell discusses his ultimately unsuccessful flight training. He details his first flight in a plane, subsequent flights during which he took control, and a later crash landing incident. He eventually transitioned to link trainer (flight simulator) to train pilots to fly. XXX The diary also gives a glimpse into Mitchell’s family and love life. He discusses being torn between two women, “Annie” and Jane Watson. He was initially closer to Annie, but ultimately chose Jane after a visit to Delaware in September and the couple made the decision to get married in November. XXX Mitchell was promoted to the rank of Corporal in October and Sergeant in November of 1942.

Letters from Jane to Lit during his military service , 1944   [Box 1 F5]

Spoken French: Basic Course , 1944   [Box 1 F6]

Instrument Flying Trainer manual , circa 1943   [Box 1 F7]

Diploma- completion of link trainer instructor course , 1943 April 27   [Box 1 F7b]

Diploma for flight simulator instructor course completed by Mitchell at Chanute Field, Illinois.

Certificate of appointment of sergeant , 1942 November 1   [Box 1 F7c]

Record of court martial trial (Tuskegee) , 1945 June   [Box 1 F8]

Record of a court martial trial of a Staff Sergeant at Tuskegee Army Airfield accused, and found guilty, of disobeying orders from a superior officer.

Certificates of appreciation for war service , circa 1946   [Box 1 F9]

Signed by Henry Truman and Henry H. Arnold.

Black Americans in Defense of our Nation , 1985   [Box 1 F10]

Tuskegee Airmen movie poster , 1995   [Box 1 F11] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Tuskegee Airmen publicity , 1995-1996   [Box 1 F12]

Information and notes- Tuskegee Airmen course- Historical Society of Delaware , 1996   [Box 1 F13]

<title>News Journal</title> article on Mitchell's WWII service , 1996 April 19   [Box 1 F14]

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. membership directory , 1999   [Box 1 F15]

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. national newsletter , 1999 January, 2004 September   [Box 1 F16]

John H. Porter First State Chapter Tuskegee Airmen , 2008 May   [Box 1 F17]

Tuskegee Airmen San Antonio Chapter , 2002, 2006   [Box 1 F18]

Tuskegee Airmen 31st Annual National Convention , 2002 August   [Box 1 F19]

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. certificate of membership , undated   [Box 1 F20]

Tuskegee Airmen ephemera , undated   [Box 1 F21]

Army play- Vodvil Echos , undated   [Box 1 F22]

Subseries I.II.B. Army service and officer training , 1942-1956

Lit Mitchell Army correspondence , 1942-1962   [Box 1 F23]

Information for Veterans of Our Armed Forces , 1944   [Box 1 F24]

Veterans Administration correspondence , 1946-1947   [Box 1 F25]

Army Extension Courses answer sheets , 1948   [Box 1 F26]

Army Extension Courses , 1955-1956   [Box 2 F27]

Certificate of Completion of Special Services, Officer Course , 1951 October 5   [Box 2 F28]

Mitchell Adjutant General's School notes and coursework , 1949-1950   [Box 2 F29]

Mitchell instruction notebook- Fort Bragg Physical Training School , 1950   [Box 2 F30]

Army Physical Training School coursework and notes , 1950   [Box 2 F31]

Diploma- completion of School Course No. 11, Physical Training School , 1950 July   [Box 2 F32]

Certificate of promotion to second lieutenant , 1949 February 8   [Box 2 F33]

Certificate of appointment to Reserve Commissioned Officer , 1952 December 11   [Box 2 F34]

Series I.III. Governor Bacon Health Center , 1932-1985

Series III. Governor Bacon Health Center documents Mitchell's career as a teacher and counselor of emotionally troubled youth at the Governor Bacon Health Center in Delaware City, Delaware. It contains material regarding the general business of the Center, class policies and procedures, and student activities. Much of the correspondence included in the series regards Mitchell's efforts to fight discrimination at the Governor Bacon Health Center and increase the amount of minority staff at the institution. Problems at Governor Bacon Health Center in the 1980s are detailed in a number of news articles. There are also certificates relating to Mitchell's teaching credentials and coursework relating to his continuing education at the University of Delaware and Temple University. In addition, the series contains teaching materials such as studies, publications, and other documents relating to teaching children, specifically emotionally troubled youth.

Subseries I.III.A. Teaching career , 1948-1984

Governor Bacon Health Center dedication booklets , 1948 October   [Box 2 F1]

Lit Mitchell Department of Public Instruction certificates , 1951-1963   [Box 2 F2]

Lit Mitchell: Professional Teaching certificate , 1966   [Box 2 F3]

Governor Bacon Health Center Certificate of Service , 1969 May 21   [Box 2 F4]

Delaware Certification Rules and Regulations , undated   [Box 2 F5]

Postcard featuring Mitchell teaching swimming class at GBHC , 1949   [Box 2 F6]

Postcard showing Mitchell teaching a swimming class. He was the only certified life guard but was not permitted to enter the pool with the white students. Therefore, he stood at the side of the pool and told another worker how to demonstrate swimming techniques.

Governor Bacon materials , 1954-1984   [Box 2 F7]

Correspondence, memos, classroom materials, and other materials created during Mitchell's teaching career at the Governor Bacon Health Center

Schedule of recreational activities for "Cottage Children" , 1961-1963   [Box 2 F8]

Governor Bacon Health Center resolutions , 1963   [Box 2 F9]

Letter and cards regarding Lit Mitchell retirement , 1984   [Box 2 F10]

Continuing education- Univ. of Delaware and Temple Univ. , 1957-1963   [Box 2 F11]

Papers by Mitchell and coursework regarding Special Ed instruction , circa 1960   [Box 2 F12]

Letter from Mitchell to Irving Wagenschnur (GBHC Principal) regarding bias , 1969 November 20   [Box 2 F13]

Letter recommending Mitchell for the Freedom Award , 1963 October 27   [Box 2 F14]

Happy birthday card from Mitchell's students , undated   [Box 2 F15]

Articles regarding Governor Bacon problems , 1982-1984   [Box 2 F16]

News articles regarding financial woes, cutbacks, and operational difficulties at the Governor Bacon Health Center in the early 1980s.

An Editorial on the Gov. Bacon School , undated   [Box 2 F17]

Subseries I.III.B. Educational materials , 1932-1985

Daily Plan Book for Elementary School Teachers (Blank) , 1932   [Box 2 F18]

Growth through Guidance: Guidance Policies…Wilmington Public Schools , 1951   [Box 2 F19]

Teaching Reading , 1953   [Box 2 F20]

Teachers Manual- Arithmetic for Today , 1953   [Box 2 F21]

Report of the Fifth Conference on Children and Youth , 1956 March 24   [Box 2 F22]

Delaware State Education Association news letter and Award program , 1957, 1985    [Box 2 F23]

The news letter Includes a "summary of major education legislation passed during 1957 session, 119th general assembly."

A Status Report on Provisions for Meeting the Needs… , circa 1960   [Box 2 F24]

Delaware's Plan for Mental Health , 1965 April   [Box 2 F25]

Black History classroom posters , circa 1970   [Box 2 F26] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Handwriting lesson sheets , undated   [Box 2 F27]

Proceedings of the Wilmington Medical Center Special Seminar , 1974 June 18   [Box 2 F28]

World News of the Week: Teaching Tips , 1975   [Box 2 F29]

Series I.IV. Civil Rights advocacy , 1911-2008

Series IV. Civil Rights Advocacy contains information pertaining to Mitchell's involvement with local and national branches of the NAACP.

Subseries I.IV.A. NAACP Delaware Branch leadership , 1954-2006
Subseries I.IV.A.1. Delaware State Conference of Branches , 1954-2006

Open letter regarding colored schools , 1954   [Box 3 F1]

Open letter addressed to the Governor of Delaware (J. Caleb Boggs) and the leading citizens of Delaware on the dangers of segregation. Committee reports on voting statistics,

Constitution for Delaware State Conference of Branches , 1955, 1987   [Box 3 F2]

Philadelphia NAACP: Institute for Organizations of the Community , 1958   [Box 3 F3]

Notes of NAACP Extravaganza , 1958 July   [Box 3 F4]

Delaware NAACP minutes , 1958, 1960   [Box 3 F5]

Mitchell NAACP telegrams and correspondence   [Box 3 F6]

Correspondence regarding fund raising and the appointment of an African-American to the Del. Board of Education.

Correspondence regarding Louis Redding banquet in Dover, Delaware , 1960-1961   [Box 3 F7]

Includes a letter from Jackie Robinson to Pauline A. Young turning down an invitation to be a guest speaker at the banquet.

Delaware NAACP correspondence , 1962-1963   [Box 3 F8]

Includes a letter from Louis Redding to Mitchell and Maurice Moyer, president of the Wilmington Branch NAACP, discussing a proposed state bill that he believed would perpetuate segregation.

Delaware NAACP material , 1963-1965   [Box 3 F9]

Includes material related to the NAACP's push for open housing legislation in Delaware and it's relationship with Governor Charles Terry.

Radio script on NAACP used at WDEL , 1965   [Box 3 F10]

Transcript of a radio interview with Mitchell discussing Del. NAACP activities

Pauline A. Young correspondence regarding school desegregation bias , 1965   [Box 3 F11]

Correspondence from Delaware educator and NAACP member Pauline A. Young regarding the progress of Middletown, Delaware, desegregation efforts. Young was a well-known civil rights activist, Delaware educator, and librarian. She preceded Littleton Mitchell as president of the Delaware NAACP.

Delaware NAACP material , 1965-1969   [Box 3 F12]

Major issues discussed include the process of school desegregation in Delaware and perceived failures in these efforts, hiring discrimination at various institutions, and KKK activities in Southern Delaware.

Delaware NAACP material , 1966   [Box 3 F13]

Contains material regarding Delaware State University integration and Mitchell's push to close the historically-black institution.

Delaware NAACP material , 1967   [Box 3 F14]

Contains material relating to housing discrimination and open housing legislation in Delaware as well as information about migrant labor camps.

Delaware NAACP material , 1967   [Box 3 F15]

Contains information relating to open housing legislation and school desegregation efforts.

Delaware NAACP material , 1967-1969   [Box 3 F16]

Clippings news clippings and correspondence regarding the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., civil disorder in Delaware and the occupation of Wilmington by the National Guard and State Police, which lasted from April 1968 until January 1989. Also included is information relating to NAACP accusations of police misconduct and discrimination at the Governor Bacon Health Center.

Delaware NAACP material , 1967-1969   [Box 3 F17]

Contains news clippings discussing a Delaware open housing bill, discrimination at the Governor Bacon Health Center, and Mitchell's concerns with unrest in Milford, Delaware.

Delaware NAACP material , 1967-1969, 1985-1986   [Box 3 F18]

Contains a 1969 issue of the Wilmington, Delaware, Fraternal Order of Police publication "The Guardian Call", which discusses the Black Panthers.

Delaware NAACP material , 1967-1970   [Box 3 F19]

Contains news clippings and correspondence relating to Mitchell's criticism of Delaware political parties and politicians, especially Governor Charles L. Terry. Also included is a letter promoting the election of Mitchell as National Board Member for NAACP Region II over the unnamed President of the Pennsylvania State Conference of Branches, who is accused of associating with extremists and ignoring the NAACP constitution.

Correspondence regarding NAACP Regional Conference controversy , 1968   [Box 3 F20]

At the NAACP 59th Annual Convention, the Delaware State Conference of Branches accused the New York and Pennsylvania delegations of attempting to eliminate Delaware delegation from participation in policy-making.

Delaware NAACP material , 1968   [Box 3 F21]

Contains a speech given by Mitchell at Central Baptist Church about his role in the NAACP and race relations in Delaware. Also included are news clippings relating to Delaware politicians and the NAACP.

Delaware NAACP material , 1968-1969   [Box 3 F22]

Delaware NAACP material , 1968-1969   [Box 3 F23]

Contains information relating to the passage in the State Senate of an open housing bill (S.B. 67), which was opposed by the NAACP and Mitchell because of exemptions to the law given to owners of dwellings containing four or fewer apartments.

Delaware NAACP material , 1968-1970   [Box 3 F24]

Delaware NAACP material , 1969   [Box 3 F25]

Contains information relating to migrant labor and alleged police misconduct.

Delaware NAACP material , 1970-1971   [Box 3 F26]

Contains a report of a NAACP Veteran's Seminar held July 25, 1970, focusing on the welfare of black veterans.

Delaware NAACP material , 1971   [Box 3 F27]

Contains written complains from black students of discrimination and information about the NAACP effort to investigate housing discrimination in Millsboro, Delaware.

Delaware NAACP material , 1972-1973   [Box 3 F28]

Contains correspondence and news clippings regarding school integration, and hiring discrimination in the public and private sector (including the Delaware Governor's office). There is also a significant amount of material relating to Mitchell's efforts to focus attention on the conditions in migrant labor camps in 1973.

NAACP education committee material , 1971-1973   [Box 3 F29]

News clippings regarding NAACP feud with Governor Tribbitt , 1973   [Box 4 F30]

Though the Delaware NAACP and Mitchell had significant clashes with previous governors (Terry and Peterson), their relationship with Governor Sherman W. Tribbitt was particularly troubled. Relations reached an all time low when Tribbitt refused an invitation to the annual banquet of the Wilmington Branch NAACP.

Wilmington Branch Ninth Annual Dinner program and Mitchell remarks , 1973 November 1   [Box 4 F31]

Delaware NAACP material , 1973-1974   [Box 4 F32]

Contains correspondence to and from Mary C. Baker, Chair of the Delaware NAACP Education Committee regarding Department of Public Instruction policies as well as material from the Wilmington Branch NAACP.

Delaware NAACP material , 1973-1975   [Box 4 F33]

Contains correspondence relating to the number of blacks employed in Delaware school districts and in Governor Tribbitt's administration.

Central Delaware NAACP membership list , 1974 October 18   [Box 4 F34]

Delaware NAACP material , 1974   [Box 4 F35]

Contains material regarding alleged police misconduct, Wilmington Branch NAACP elections, and meeting minutes.

Delaware NAACP material , 1974   [Box 4 F36]

Contains State of Delaware Affirmative Action plans, information on hiring bias, and migrant labor.

Delaware NAACP material , 1974   [Box 4 F37]

Delaware NAACP material , 1974-1975   [Box 4 F38]

Contains material related to a NAACP march in Boston, Massachusetts to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. Also notable is a statement by Governor Sherman Tribbitt in observance of "Afro-American (Black History) Week."

Delaware NAACP material , 1975-1976   [Box 4 F39]

Contains material relating to the efforts to limit or end the practice of busing as a method to desegregate schools and NAACP statements on "white flight" in Wilmington, Delaware.

Delaware NAACP correspondence , 1975-1976   [Box 4 F40]

Contains correspondence primarily relating to fundraising and donations from individuals and churches.

Index to NAACP Education Resolutions , 1976   [Box 4 F41]

Delaware NAACP material , 1976-1977   [Box 4 F42]

Contains information related to the controversy over Governor Tribbitt's attempt to appoint Dean C. Steele, who the NAACP believed to be extremely prejudiced, to the State Board of Education.

Delaware NAACP material , 1977   [Box 4 F43]

Delaware NAACP material , 1978-1979   [Box 4 F44]

Contains a letter to Mitchell from the mother of one of a number of black children sexually assaulted at a migrant labor camp day care in 1979. Also included are news clippings about the event.

Delaware NAACP material , 1980   [Box 4 F45]

Contains news articles regarding the perceived lack of leadership within the NAACP and Mitchell's criticism of then Republican Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan for not attending the National NAACP Annual convention

Delaware NAACP material , 1980-1982   [Box 4 F46]

Includes a telegram from Mitchell on behalf of the Delaware NAACP to President Ronald Regan wishing him well after the 1981 assassination attempt.

Delaware NAACP material , 1980-1983   [Box 4 F47]

Wilmington Branch material , 1981   [Box 4 F48]

Correspondence, memos, and minutes related to the activities of the Wilmington, Delaware, branch of the NAACP.

Delaware NAACP material , 1982-1984   [Box 4 F49]

Delaware NAACP material , 1983-1984   [Box 4 F50]

Contains mostly NAACP business including annual NAACP State Conference agendas and minutes, workshop publications, and programs for award ceremonies.

Membership lists of all NAACP Delaware branches , 1983-1984   [Box 4 F51]

Encapsulated newspapers , 1969, 1984   [Box 4 F52] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

"The Morning News" front page (1969) and "State News Topic" article on Desegregation 30 years later (1984).

Delaware NAACP material , 1984-1985   [Box 5 F53]

Contains correspondence relating to the appointment of minorities to local government positions and continuing desegregation efforts. Also includes news clippings and correspondence regarding Michael Castle's run for the position of Governor and his differences with the NAACP.

Delaware NAACP material , 1985 September-1985 October   [Box 5 F54]

Contains material relating to NAACP opposition to South African apartheid and includes a Proclamation of a Wilmington Day of Mourning in response to continued oppression of black citizens in South Africa.

Delaware NAACP material , 1985-1986   [Box 5 F55]

Contains correspondence and news articles on a row between Mitchell and Wendell Howell, President of the Citizens Coalition for Justice over the latter's support for the release of an inmate convicted of killing a 13 year-old black girl in 1975.

Delaware NAACP material , 1985-1986   [Box 5 F56]

NAACP protest regarding South African apartheid , 1986 September 15   [Box 5 F57] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Protest sign and list of Delaware attendees.

Delaware NAACP material , 1986-1987   [Box 5 F58]

Contains a folder titled "Recommendations for State Board per State NAACP and Other Info" which includes, along with material related to Delaware NAACP business, correspondence to the State Board of Education regarding policies and hiring practices.

Delaware NAACP material , 1987   [Box 5 F59]

Contains almost entirely meeting minutes, memos, and agendas. Includes a partial NAACP member list.

NAACP Health Policy , undated   [Box 5 F60]

Delaware NAACP material , 1987-1988   [Box 5 F61]

Contains correspondence from Mitchell written to state officials regarding signs posted at businesses stating their right to refuse service to anyone. Also included are news articles discussing NAACP objections to Governor Michael Castle's nominee to the state Board of Education, a controversial police shooting, and Mitchell's efforts to stop a proposed welfare bill.

Delaware NAACP material , 1987-1988   [Box 5 F62]

Contains a copy of the Delaware State Conference of Branches bylaws and NAACP Region II correspondence.

Central Delaware Branch NAACP material , 1986-1988   [Box 5 F63]

Contains material relating to a lawsuit filed by the Central Delaware Branch against the City of Dover over alleged disenfranchisement of black voters.

Central Delaware Branch NAACP v City of Dover , 1988   [Box 5 F64]

Contains material relating to a lawsuit filed by the Central Delaware Branch against the City of Dover over alleged disenfranchisement of black voters.

NAACP-University of Delaware correspondence , 1987-1988   [Box 5 F65]

Correspondence relates to black athletes and diversity at the University of Delaware.

Delaware NAACP materials , 1988-1989   [Box 5 F66]

Contains mostly meeting minutes and NAACP financial information.

Wilmington Branch internal troubles , 1988-1989   [Box 5 F67]

In 1988 the head of the Wilmington Branch NAACP, Larry M. Morris, was forced to step down during a scandal involving missing funds. 15,000 dollars in unauthorized expenditures were made over a period of a year and half, leading to significant financial difficulties for the organization. After the removal of Morris, Mitchell was chosen by the national NAACP to temporarily oversee the affairs of the Wilmington Branch.

Wilmington Branch Executive Committee agendas and correspondence , 1988-1989   [Box 5 F68]

Material created during Mitchell's tenure as branch administrator

Wilmington Branch minutes and elections , 1988-1989   [Box 5 F69]

Wilmington Branch material , 1989   [Box 5 F70]

Contains agendas, minutes, and financial information of the Wilmington Branch.

Delaware NAACP material , 1988-1989   [Box 5 F71]

Contains news stories regarding Mitchell's criticism of the Castle administration's progress in eliminating hiring discrimination and disapproval of the actions of the state's Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunities Advisory Council, of which he was a member. Also included is material relating to the graduation of the 56th Delaware State Police Class, during which Mitchell gave the keynote address (a first for the NAACP).

25th Annual Dinner Wilmington Branch NAACP , 1989 October 29   [Box 5 F72]

NAACP Nationwide Membership Radiothon posters and tally sheets , 1989 September 23   [Box 5 F73] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Correspondence regarding Louis Redding-William Robert Ming Award , 1989 May-1989 September   [Box 5 F74]

In 1989, Louis Redding was the recipient of the National Education Association Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award as well as the NAACP William Robert Ming Advocacy Award.

Delaware NAACP minutes , 1989-1990   [Box 5 F75]

Summit Conference of Black Organizations , 1990 August   [Box 6 F76]

Delaware NAACP materials , 1990   [Box 6 F77]

Delaware NAACP materials , 1990-1994   [Box 6 F78]

Contains agendas, minutes, and other material documenting the activities for the Delaware NAACP immediately prior to and after Mitchell's retirement as president of the state organization.

Middletown Transcript controversy , 1990   [Box 6 F79]

Correspondence relating to an incident during which a Middletown Transcript (newspaper) article celebrating the graduates of Middletown High School failed to recognize valedictorian of the graduating class, only acknowledging the two white salutatorians.

Wilmington Branch NAACP 27th Annual Dinner program , 1991   [Box 6 F80]

Memo- Delaware NAACP highlights , 1994   [Box 6 F81]

Memo from the Delaware NAACP highlighting events in the state to the NAACP Region II.

Lawsuit involving NAACP and Benjamin Chavis , 1994   [Box 6 F82]

Benjamin Chavis, Executive Director of the NAACP, was the target of a suit filed by an aide alleging sexual harassment and discrimination. After attempting to settle with suit using 300,000 dollars of NAACP funds, he was dismissed.

Delaware NAACP material , 1996-2003   [Box 6 F83]

Contains agendas, minutes, and other material relating to the business of the Newark, Delaware, NAACP branch, of which Jane Mitchell was a member.

Wilmington NAACP 16th Annual Life Membership Luncheon   [Box 6 F84]

Delaware NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet programs , 2000-2001, 2006   [Box 6 F85]

Coatesville Area Branch NAACP Banquet program , 2004 March   [Box 6 F86]

Delaware Correctional Center Branch of the NAACP constitution , undated   [Box 6 F87]

NAACP Region II flag , undated   [Box 6 F88] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Subseries I.IV.A.1.a. Political material , 1963-1990

Selected bills, proclamations

Delaware bill: proposed Public Accommodations bill , 1963   [Box 6 F1]

Fair Housing bills and related correspondence , 1965-1966   [Box 6 F2]

Fair Housing bills and articles , 1967   [Box 6 F3]

Proclamations in honor of the NAACP , 1969-1989   [Box 6 F4]

Proclamation denouncing South African apartheid , 1985   [Box 45 F4b]

Signed by Rita Justice, New Castle County Executive

Copy of state housing bill: Senate Bill No. 67 , 1969   [Box 6 F5]

Statement from Russell Peterson regarding Day of Tribute to MLK , 1970 January 14   [Box 6 F6]

Picture of Mitchell at du Pont signing of Affirmative Action Order , 1979   [Box 6 F7]

Includes a picture and letter from Governor Pierre S. du Pont regarding his signing of the 1979 Affirmative Action Executive Order

Proclamation- NAACP Day , 1984 January 26   [Box 45 F8]

NAACP correspondence and news articles regarding proposed Delaware health bills , 1986   [Box 6 F9]

Affirmative Action Committee report to Gov. Castle and letters concerning report , 1988-1989   [Box 6 F10]

Includes the report, meeting minutes, correspondence related to the report, the creation of which Mitchell participated in.

Affirmative Action Committee minutes and correspondence , 1987-1990   [Box 6 F11]

Subseries I.IV.A.1.b. Studies and publications , 1957-2001

Paths to Desegregation , 1957 October 21   [Box 6 F12]

Study of Leisure Time Needs and Services in Northern Delaware , 1958 May   [Box 6 F13]

State Board of Ed.- Proposed Plan of School Desegregation , 1959 January   [Box 6 F14]

Poplar Street Project A- The Relocation Plan , circa 1960   [Box 6 F15]

A relocation plan written by the Wilmington Housing Authority Slum Clearance Redevelopment Agency

The Negro and His Vote: 1960 Population and Voting Statistics , 1963 November 23   [Box 6 F16]

Study of Minority Group Employment in the Federal Government , 1965   [Box 6 F17]

White-Nonwhite Differentials in Health, Education, and Welfare , 1965   [Box 6 F18]

Kent County Republican Party Statement on the Ku Klux Klan , 1965 October 29   [Box 6 F19]

Delaware Human Relations Commission material , 1966, 1982   [Box 6 F20]

Article on race riots , 1967 October   [Box 6 F21]

Commentary.

Investigating Committee on the Cause of Civil Unrest , 1967   [Box 6 F22]

Case Studies in School Desegregation , 1970   [Box 6 F23]

Racial Isolation in the Public Schools , 1967   [Box 30 F23b]

An Exploratory Evaluation: …of U.S. Medical Schools' Efforts… , 1977   [Box 30 F23c]

Your Child and Busing , 1972 May   [Box 6 F24]

NAACP Report on Minority Testing , 1976 May   [Box 6 F25]

Black employment charts for Kent and Sussex Co. Vocational Technical High Schools , 1972   [Box 6 F26]

Blacks Who Have Taken the Del. Bar Exam Since 1929 , 1973   [Box 6 F27]

An Augmented Plan for the Desegregation…New Castle County , 1975   [Box 6 F28]

Governor's Task Force on Publically Funded Education: NAACP Viewpoint , circa 1981   [Box 6 F29]

COPE Task Force report on the Offices of Affirmative Action and Minority Affairs , 1982   [Box 6 F30]

Contains only the conclusions section of the report.

Article: Leading Blacks in Delaware , 1983 January 30   [Box 6 F31]

State of Delaware Affirmative Action Program , 1984   [Box 7 F32]

New Castle County Employee Attitude Survey , 1985   [Box 7 F33]

New Castle County Pay Equity Study: Appendix , 1985 May 8   [Box 7 F34]

Dept. of Health and Social Services Affirmative Action Plan , 1986   [Box 7 F35]

NAACP Report: Two Hundred Years, an Issue: Ideology in The… , 1987   [Box 7 F36]

Report on the nomination and confirmation process of the United States Supreme Court.

An Action Strategy to Reduce Substance Abuse in Delaware , 1989 September    [Box 7 F37]

Publications regarding redistricting , circa 1990   [Box 7 F38]

Domestic Violence in Delaware 1990-1992 , 1994 November   [Box 7 F39]

Papers on African-American students , 1991 May   [Box 7 F40]

Delaware Juvenile Secure Detention , 1995-1996 March   [Box 7 F41]

Crime in Delaware 1999 , 2000 September   [Box 7 F42]

Racial Desegregation in Public Education , 2000 August   [Box 7 F43]

Delaware Citizens Guide to Civil Rights and Supporting Services , 2001   [Box 7 F44]

Text of the opinion by Collins J. Seitz , undated   [Box 7 F45]

Pamphlet distributed by the Delaware Fellowship Commission with the text of the opinion by Chancellor Collins J. Seitz in suits relating to school segregation in Claymont and Hockessin, Delaware.

Subseries I.IV.A.1.c. Issues and causes , 1957-2002
Subseries I.IV.A.1.c.i. Migrant Labor , 1968-1997

Material regarding migrant labor in Delaware , 1968-1974, 1997   [Box 7 F1]

Migrant labor news clippings and NAACP memos , 1970   [Box 7 F2]

Photos of migrant labor camp , 1972   [Box 7 F3]

Subseries I.IV.A.1.c.ii. Housing discrimination , 1967-1989

Material related to housing discrimination in Sussex County , 1967   [Box 7 F4]

Material regarding the Timmons-Evans mobile home park case , 1988   [Box 7 F5]

Contains material relating to a suit brought against the owners of the Timmons-Evans trailer park by the 32 black residents of the community because of extremely poor living conditions and lack of utilities. The NAACP and Mitchell supported the suit and lobbied state officials on behalf of the residents.

Timmons-Evans mobile home park legal case , 1988-1989   [Box 7 F6]

Contains material relating to a suit brought against the owners of the Timmons-Evans trailer park by the 32 black residents of the community because of extremely poor living conditions and lack of utilities. The NAACP and Mitchell supported the suit and lobbied state officials on behalf of the residents.

Timmons-Evans mobile home park legal case , 1988-1989   [Box 7 F7]

Contains material relating to a suit brought against the owners of the Timmons-Evans trailer park by the 32 black residents of the community because of extremely poor living conditions and lack of utilities. The NAACP and Mitchell supported the suit and lobbied state officials on behalf of the residents.

Subseries I.IV.A.1.c.iii. Discrimination in education , 1959-1989

Board of Ed. Laurel Special School District v Alonzo Hilton Shockley, Jr. , 1959   [Box 8 F8]

School Bias Records of all Delaware Schools- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , 1960s   [Box 8 F9]

Request for appointment to Board of Gunning Bedford School District , 1961   [Box 8 F10]

Rehoboth High School Discrimination Case , 1968   [Box 8 F11]

Delaware NAACP- Educational Discrimination , 1971-1972   [Box 8 F12]

Wilmington School Desegregation Case , 1974-1975   [Box 8 F13]

NAACP v Delaware School District and Board of Ed. , 1976   [Box 8 F14]

Verdia Anderson v. Board of Ed. New Castle County , 1979-1982   [Box 8 F15]

Verdia Anderson v. Board of Ed. New Castle County , 1980-1983   [Box 8 F16]

Booker T. Outland educational discrimination case , 1981   [Box 8 F17]

Appeal of student- decision of Appoquinimink School board , 1983   [Box 8 F18]

Appoquinimink School District case , 1983   [Box 8 F19]

Milford Slaughter Neck branch discrimination case , 1989   [Box 8 F20]

Subseries I.IV.A.1.c.iv. Employment discrimination , 1963-1993

Milford Fire Company discrimination case , 1963, 1970   [Box 8 F21]

NAACP discrimination investigation: Addie Johnson , 1971-1972   [Box 8 F22]

Information on hiring discrimination , 1973-1974   [Box 8 F23]

George Walker- City of Wilmington discrimination case , 1984   [Box 8 F24]

Discrimination case- Ethel Stevens , 1993   [Box 8 F25]

Subseries I.IV.A.1.c.v. Prisons/Justice System , 1973-2002

Littleton Mitchell and the NAACP (which has a Correctional Center branch) received a significant amount of correspondence from individuals who were either incarcerated or facing legal action, seeking assistance in discrimination complaints against the Delaware Department of Corrections and police departments.

Delaware Correctional Center Branch NAACP correspondence , 1982   [Box 8 F26]

Delaware Dept. of Corrections issues , 1973-1992   [Box 8 F27]

Delaware Department of Corrections discrimination complaints , 1969-1988   [Box 8 F28]

Delaware Department of Corrections discrimination complaints , 1988-2002   [Box 8 F29]

Norman Parson prison case , 1976-1982   [Box 8 F30]

David Harmon Inmate Request , 1982   [Box 8 F31]

Nyles Jarmon v State of Delaware , 1996   [Box 8 F32]

Subseries I. IV.A.1.c.vi. Other discrimination cases , 1957-1988

NAACP discrimination cases , 1957-1962, 1968-1969   [Box 8 F33]

Discrimination complaints- NAACP , 1970-1983   [Box 8 F34]

NAACP discrimination cases , 1974   [Box 8 F35]

American Legion discrimination case , 1987-1988   [Box 8 F36]

Subseries I.IV.B. National NAACP , 1911-2008
Subseries I.IV.B.1. Conference programs and annual Reports , 1911-2006

NAACP First Annual Report , 1911 January 1   [Box 9 F1]

31st National Convention souvenir program , 1940 June   [Box 9 F2]

NAACP Annual Convention programs- 57, 59, 60, 65 , 1966-1974   [Box 9 F3]

Northeastern Regional Conference program , 1979   [Box 9 F4]

NAACP Annual Convention programs- 73, 74, 75 , 1982-1984   [Box 9 F5]

Delegate , 1983   [Box 9 F6]

NAACP Diamond Jubilee stamped mail and souvenir "diamond" , 1984   [Box 9 F7]

NAACP Annual Convention programs- 78, 79 , 1987-1988   [Box 9 F8]

NAACP Annual Convention- 80, 81, 82, 83 , 1989-1992   [Box 9 F9]

84th NAACP Annual Convention programs , 1993   [Box 9 F10]

Material from NAACP 85th Annual Convention , 1994   [Box 9 F11]

NAACP Annual Convention programs- 86, 87, 88 , 1995-1997   [Box 9 F12]

NAACP Annual Convention programs- 89, 90 , 1998-1999   [Box 9 F13]

NAACP Annual Convention programs- 91, 93, 94 , 2000-2003   [Box 9 F14]

93rd Annual NAACP Convention Member Legislative Handbook , 2002   [Box 9 F15]

NAACP Annual Report , 1968   [Box 9 F16]

NAACP 78th Annual Report , 1987   [Box 9 F17]

NAACP Annual Report , 1989, 1993   [Box 9 F18]

NAACP Annual Report , 1987   [Box 9 F19]

Annual NAACP Leadership Training Conference programs , 1975-1976   [Box 10 F20]

Annual NAACP Leadership Training Conference programs , 1980-1988   [Box 10 F21]

Annual NAACP Leadership Training Conference programs , 1989-1994   [Box 10 F22]

Annual NAACP Leadership Training Conference programs , 1995-1999   [Box 10 F23]

NAACP Spingarn Medal programs , 1987-1997   [Box 10 F24]

60th Annual Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute , 2006 April   [Box 10 F25]

Subseries I.IV.B.2. Publications , 1931-2008

<title>The Crisis</title> , 1931 October   [Box 10 F26]

<title>The Crisis</title> , 1970, 1974, 1979, 1983   [Box 10 F27]

<title>The Crisis</title>- The Black Church , 1982 November   [Box 10 F28]

<title>The Crisis</title> , 1985, 1988, 1995, 2001, 2008   [Box 10 F29]

Constitution and By-Laws for Branches , 1954 December   [Box 10 F30]

NAACP history publications , circa 1956-1991   [Box 10 F31]

NAACP internal affairs brief , circa 1960s   [Box 10 F32]

NAACP Resolution on Education 1961-1985 , undated   [Box 10 F33]

NAACP reports , circa 1964-1992   [Box 10 F34]

White House conference- "To Fulfill These Rights" , 1966   [Box 10 F35]

NAACP Negro History Week material , 1968   [Box 10 F36]

NAACP Education , 1969-1987   [Box 10 F37]

Contains resolutions and publications relating to educational issues of concern to the NAACP such as school desegregation and employment of minority teachers.

NAACP Education , 1988-1993   [Box 10 F38]

Contains resolutions and publications on education as well as a NAACP workshop on education.

Negro Literature, Music, and Art- Evidence of Black Culture , 1972   [Box 10 F39]

NAACP Black History publications and Black Culture Quiz , 1973-1975   [Box 10 F40]

NAACP organizing pamphlet regarding desegregated education , 1975   [Box 10 F41]

Primer on Affirmative Action , circa 1980s   [Box 10 F42]

NASA Material , circa 1980s   [Box 10 F43]

Constitution booklets for NAACP college chapters and youth councils , 1983 January    [Box 10 F44]

NAACP publication: "What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black" , 1987   [Box 10 F45]

NAACP: How To Do a Radiothon , 1988   [Box 10 F46]

NAACP employment opportunity notices , 1989 January 13   [Box 10 F47]

Historical Overview of Local African-American Pioneers , 1990 July   [Box 10 F48]

NAACP Act-So Academic Olympics , 1991   [Box 10 F49]

NAACP Black History material , circa 1992   [Box 11 F50]

Magazines: Color and Jubilee , 1995, 2000   [Box 11 F51]

NAACP state conference planning guides , undated   [Box 11 F52]

NAACP handbooks and manuals , undated   [Box 11 F53]

The Church and the NAACP , undated   [Box 11 F54]

National Membership Campaign Handbook , undated   [Box 11 F55]

Reproduction of 1931 program in Dover, Delaware , undated   [Box 11 F56]

Subseries I.IV.B.3. NAACP business , circa 1961-2001

National NAACP correspondence to Mitchell , 1966, 1970, 1976   [Box 11 F57]

Organizational info, bylaws, and constitutions , circa 1961-1993   [Box 11 F58]

NAACP resolutions , 1964, 1973, 1976, 1991-1998   [Box 11 F59]

Contains National NAACP resolutions including ones regarding desegregation, housing, voting rights, and opposition to US involvement in foreign wars.

NAACP speeches and address , 1971-1985   [Box 11 F60]

NAACP National Convention speeches , 1972   [Box 11 F61]

Copy of Certificate of Incorporation- New York NAACP , 1972 May 26   [Box 11 F62]

Material used by Mitchell to receive NAACP Fight for Freedom Award , 1974   [Box 11 F63]

NAACP 67th Annual Convention summary minutes , 1976   [Box 11 F64]

NAACP Branch Directory , 1981 March 20   [Box 11 F65]

NAACP Branch Directory , 1981 March 20   [Box 11 F66]

NAACP programs , 1982-1985   [Box 11 F67]

NAACP police/incarceration material , 1983   [Box 11 F68]

NAACP Annual Convention agendas and minutes , 1997-2000   [Box 11 F69]

Roy Wilkins information , 2001 February 14   [Box 11 F70]

Contains biographical information about prominent civil rights activist and NAACP executive secretary Roy Wilkins.

NAACP response to comments by Japanese government officials , 1990   [Box 11 F71]

Contains NAACP correspondence and resolutions related to a series of racist comments made by high-level Japanese officials in the late 1980s.

NAACP resolutions , 1992 June   [Box 11 F72]

Lit Mitchell- NAACP Impartial Chairman , 1992   [Box 11 F73]

Contains material related to Mitchell's position as Impartial Chairman for Branch Elections at the Cincinnati, Ohio, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and Pottstown, Pennsylvania, NAACP branches.

NAACP Annual Convention agendas and minutes , 1993-1999   [Box 11 F74]

NAACP resolutions , 1999-2002   [Box 11 F75]

Contains National NAACP resolutions including ones regarding affirmative action, education, and boxing promoter Don King.

Series I.V. Involvement in other organizations and events , 1948-2006

Series V. Involvement in other Delaware events and organizations contains meeting minutes, correspondence, memorandums, and correspondence documenting Mitchell's participation in and leadership of several Delaware organizations.

Subseries I.V.A. Delaware Humanities Forum , 1993-2000

Delaware Humanities Forum , 1993-2000   [Box 12 F1]

Contains correspondence to Mitchell during his tenure on the Delaware Humanities Council, invitations to Delaware Humanities Forum (DHF) events, and an issue of the DHF newsletter featuring a front page story on Mitchell's service and accomplishments.

Subseries I.V.B. African American Museum of History , 1999-2004

African American Museum of Delaware , 1999-2001   [Box 12 F2]

African American Museum of Delaware , 2000-2001, 2004   [Box 12 F3]

Final Report- African American Museum of Delaware Planning Project , 1998 November 13   [Box 12 F4]

African American Museum Foundation , 1999-2002   [Box 12 F5]

African American Museum of Delaware Foundation- Business Plan , 2003 February   [Box 12 F6]

Subseries I.V.C. Delaware Alliance Federal Credit Union , 1969-2005

Federal Credit Union Annual Meeting minutes , 1988   [Box 12 F7]

Delaware Alliance FCU Board of Directors minutes , 1988-2004   [Box 12 F8]

Delaware Alliance FCU bylaws and amendments , undated   [Box 12 F9]

National Credit Union Administration correspondence and minutes , 1970-1971, 1994-1997   [Box 12 F10]

Credit Union Lightning Loan Computer , 1969   [Box 12 F11]

Federal Credit Union notebook contents , circa 1998   [Box 12 F12]

Presentation: Habits of Highly Effective Board Members , 2005 March 29   [Box 12 F13]

Credit Union pamphlets , undated   [Box 12 F14]

Duties and Responsibilities of the Credit Union… , undated   [Box 12 F15]

Subseries I.V.D. Progressive Club , 1948-1995

Progressive Club- Annual Reports/Proposals , 1986-1995   [Box 12 F16]

Progressive Club- By-Laws, Fact-Sheet & Member List , circa 1990s   [Box 12 F17]

Progressive Club - Corporate Participation , 1993-1995   [Box 12 F18]

Progressive Club- Costume Ball (1993) , 1993   [Box 12 F19]

Progressive Club- Costume Ball (1993) , 1993-1994   [Box 12 F19b]

Progressive Club- Costume Ball (1994) , 1993-1994   [Box 12 F20]

Progressive Club- Costume Ball (1994) , 1994   [Box 12 F21]

Progressive Club- Costume Ball (1994) , 1994-1995   [Box 12 F22]

Progressive Club- Financial Info , ca. 1988-1994   [Box 12 F23]

Progressive Club- Grant-In-Aid Application , 1995   [Box 12 F24]

Progressive Club- Greenhouse Admin. Transition , 1988-1989   [Box 12 F25]

Progressive Club- Greenhouse Admin. Transition , Nov. 1996   [Box 12 F26]

Progressive Club- "Meet the Guest" Breakfast , 1994-1995   [Box 12 F27]

Progressive Club- Meetings , 1993   [Box 12 F28]

Progressive Club- Meetings , January - August 1994   [Box 13 F29]

Progressive Club- Meetings , October - December 1994   [Box 13 F30]

Progressive Club- Meetings , 1995   [Box 13 F31]

Progressive Club- Property , 1985-1986, 1994   [Box 13 F32]

Progressive Club- Publicity , 1993   [Box 13 F33]

Progressive Club- Resignation , 1995   [Box 13 F34]

Progressive Club- Solicitations to Join , 1988, 1991   [Box 13 F35]

Progressive Club- Tutorial Program , 1990, 1994-1995   [Box 13 F36]

Progressive Club- Certificate of Incorporation , 1948   [Box 13 F37]

Subseries I. V.E. Other organizations , 1958-2002

Delaware City Civic Improvement Association meeting notes and membership list , 1958-1959   [Box 13 F38]

Gunning Bedford, Jr. Kindergarten Association business , 1962   [Box 13 F39]

New Castle County Book , circa 1980s   [Box 13 F40]

Project Outline- The Black Mayors of America 1960 to the Present , circa 1988   [Box 13 F41]

Material regarding Ferris School Restructuring Plan , 1992   [Box 13 F42]

Material regarding Ferris School Restructuring Plan , 1992   [Box 13 F43]

Ferris Restructuring Plan Oversight Committee: Programs and Treatment , 1992   [Box 13 F44]

Ferris Restructuring Plan Oversight Committee , 1992   [Box 13 F45]

Ferris Restructuring Plan Oversight Committee , 1992   [Box 13 F46]

Ferris Complex staffing and organizational structure , 1992   [Box 13 F47]

Athletes With Intellectual Maturity (A.I.M.) manual , 1995   [Box 13 F48]

New Castle County Executive (Thomas P. Gordon) Transition Team , 1996-1997   [Box 13 F49]

New Castle County Executive (Thomas P. Gordon) Transition Team , 1996-1997   [Box 13 F50]

Delaware Human Relations Commission Annual Report , 1997   [Box 13 F51]

Delaware Center for Justice Board handbook and policies , 1997   [Box 13 F52]

Sub-Committee: Clarification of the Roles Between Human Relations Committee and Division , 2000   [Box 13 F53]

AMS Planning and Research Corp Delaware Black History Project , 2002   [Box 13 F54]

Subseries I.V.F. School Visits , 1970-2004

Schools- Alexis I. du Pont High School newspaper article , 1970   [Box 14 F55]

Drawings and thanks from students- Red Clay Consolidated School , circa 1990   [Box 14 F56]

School visit correspondence , 1993-2006   [Box 14 F57]

Schools- Academic All-Stars , 1996-1998   [Box 14 F58]

Schools- Springer MS , 1997   [Box 14 F59]

Includes a <title>News Journal</title> article on the visit.

Schools- Springer MS , 1997-1998   [Box 14 F60]

Schools- Smyrna High School , 1998   [Box 14 F61]

Schools- Smyrna High School , 2000   [Box 14 F62]

Schools- Louis L. Redding Intermediate School , 2001   [Box 14 F63]

Schools- St. Catherine of Siena (I) , 2004   [Box 14 F64]

Schools- St. Catherine of Siena (II) , 2004   [Box 14 F65]

Subseries I.V.G. Information regarding influential Delawareans , 1970-2006

Correspondence from Louis Redding to Shirley Chisholm , 1970-1971   [Box 14 F66]

Contains correspondence from Redding inviting US Representative Shirley Chisholm to speak before the Delaware NAACP.

Information regarding Louis Redding 1989 National Education Association award , 1989   [Box 14 F67]

Louis Redding biographical information and publicity , circa 1990-1994   [Box 14 F68]

Redding House Museum project , 1995-2006   [Box 14 F69]

Redding and Seitz tribute , 1999   [Box 14 F70]

Redding Family Scholarship Fund and University of Delaware Redding Chair , 1997-2003   [Box 14 F71]

Letter and article on University of Delaware Redding Chair , 2000   [Box 14 F72]

Article on J. Saunders Redding , 1971   [Box 14 F73]

Information on Other Famous Delawareans , 1986-2004   [Box 14 F74]

Subseries I.V.H. Speeches , 1993-2003

Introduction of Iris Metts , 1993   [Box 14 F75]

Introduction of General Bo Davis , 1993   [Box 14 F76]

Introduction of Wade J. Henderson , 1999 October 30   [Box 14 F77]

Introduction of Bill Delauder , 1994   [Box 14 F78]

Introduction of Kendall M. Wilson- Del. Center of Justice , 1995   [Box 14 F79]

Introduction of Gloria Cherry , 1996 October 8   [Box 14 F80]

Introduction of Charlayne Hunter-Gault , 1996 November 20   [Box 14 F81]

Introduction of Leon Weiner , 1999 November 7   [Box 14 F82]

Notes: WDEL talk show , 2001 January 15   [Box 14 F83]

Introduction of Jim Baker , 2001   [Box 14 F84]

Introduction of Jean Nutter- Hall of Fame of Delaware Women , 2002   [Box 14 F85]

Speech- National Conference for Community and Justice Award , 2002-2003   [Box 14 F86]

Series I.VI. Black history , 1956-2005

Series VI. Black History consists primarily of material relating to Mitchell's service on the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission after he was selected by the White House to represent Delaware. Included is correspondence, informational packets, meeting minutes, and agendas documenting the work of the commission leading up to the 2004 anniversary as well as historical information relating to the Brown v. Board decision itself. This series also contains Black History material collected by Mitchell throughout his life. Included in this material are publications regarding racism, The Underground Railroad, and African-American achievements.

Subseries I.VI.A. Brown v. Board of Education 50th anniversary , 1975-2004

Report: Twenty Years After Brown , 1975   [Box 14 F1]

Speeches for Lit's use , 1991-1999   [Box 14 F2]

The Brown Decision and Milford Delaware , 1996   [Box 14 F3]

Brown v. Board of Education- National Historic Site , 2000 April   [Box 14 F4]

Brown Foundation informational folder , 2002   [Box 14 F5]

Personal data for White House Brown 50th Anniversary , 2002   [Box 14 F6]

Brown v. Board work plan/agenda , 2002   [Box 14 F7]

Brown v. Board Anniversary publicity , 2002-2004   [Box 14 F8]

Brown v. Board Commission folder , 2003 March 27   [Box 14 F9]

Brown v. Board Commission notebook , 2003 October   [Box 14 F10]

Brown Foundation Resource Packet , 2003   [Box 14 F11]

Brown v. Board events , 2003-2005   [Box 14 F12]

Poster advertising "Now Let Me Fly"- Brown v. Board , 2004 May 17   [Box 14 F13] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Brown v. Board 50th Anniversary poster , 2004   [Box 14 F14] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Brown v. Board pamphlet , 2004   [Box 14 F15]

Claymont, Cornerstone of Brown v. Board , 2004   [Box 14 F16]

Brown Commission group photo , 2003   [Box 14 F17]

Brown v. Board Commission minutes and agendas , 2001-2004   [Box 14 F18]

Brown v. Board commission correspondence , 2002-2004   [Box 15 F19]

Brown v. Board essay contest , 2004   [Box 15 F20]

Virginia Seitz speech regarding Brown v. Board , 2004   [Box 15 F21]

Presidential certificate appointing Littleton Mitchell to the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission , 2002   [Box 15 F21b] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Subseries I.VI.B. Black history publications and articles , 1956-2005

Study: Hate Violence and White Supremacy and NAAWP pamphlet , 1956, 1989   [Box 15 F22]

Contains a copy of the "Bryant Bowles Report" published by the NAAWP or National Association for the Advancement of White People.

Legislative Equality pamphlet and booklets , circa 1960s   [Box 15 F23]

Negro Heroes of Emancipation , 1963   [Box 15 F24]

Special Issue of <title>Ebony</title> Magazine- 100th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation , 1963 September   [Box 45 F25]

Golden Legacy- Illustrated History Magazine , 1967-1969   [Box 15 F26]

Hayes School Publishing Co. black history publications , 1968-1971   [Box 15 F27]

Dr. Martin Luther King International Freedom Games , 1969   [Box 15 F28]

Negro Historical Portraits , 1969   [Box 15 F29]

The Timeline of the Afro-American , 1969   [Box 15 F29b] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Classroom poster.

Story of the Afro-American Correlated to the Growth… , 1969   [Box 15 F30]

Black history publications , 1969-1991   [Box 15 F31]

Informational booklets on Nigeria , circa 1970   [Box 15 F32]

Black history pamphlets and booklets , circa 1970-1980   [Box 15 F33]

The Underground Railroad Tavern Soul Food Restaurant- Fact sheets , 1973   [Box 45 F34]

Article- "The Truth About the Klu Klux Klan, and Their Duties" from the Black Hebrew Israelite Jews , 1975 March 18   [Box 15 F35]

Occupations of Noted Black Americans in the Twentieth Century , 1977 January 1   [Box 15 F36]

Black American History information card , 1978   [Box 15 F37]

Black History classroom materials , circa 1979   [Box 15 F38]

Philip Morris Guide to Black Organizations , 1981, 1983   [Box 15 F39]

<title>Tony Brown's Journal</title> , 1985, 1986   [Box 15 F40]

Free At Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died… , 1989   [Box 15 F41]

Underground Railroad , 1990-1999   [Box 15 F42]

Eyes on the Prize Viewing Guide , 1990   [Box 15 F43]

Hell Fighters From Harlem informational sheet , 1990   [Box 45 F44]

Black Filmmakers calendar , 1991   [Box 45 F45]

African-American informational cards , 1992   [Box 15 F46]

Manuscript for review: From African to African-American by Linda Letson , 1993   [Box 15 F47]

Issues of the Harriet Tubman , 1993, 1996   [Box 15 F48]

Published by the Harriet Tubman Historical Society

Ross Mansion Quarter , 1994 May   [Box 15 F49]

A Century of Achievements: African-Americans in Delaware 1890s-1990s , 1995   [Box 15 F50]

Grant Proposal: From Slavery to Freedom , 1997   [Box 15 F51]

369th Infantry Regiment "Hell Fighters" From Harlem , circa 2000   [Box 15 F52]

Clarendon County , 2002   [Box 30 F52b]

Book on Clarendon County, South Carolina.

Race and War in Delaware: The Story of Delaware's… , 2005   [Box 15 F53]

Publications regarding Black Americans , undated   [Box 15 F54]

Pamphlet: The Myths of Racial Integration (American Jewish Congress) , undated   [Box 15 F55]

Black history facts , undated   [Box 15 F56]

Contains lists of black inventors, members of congress, population statistics, etc.

A Humorous Look at Your Civil Rights   [Box 15 F57]

Great Kings of Africa , undated   [Box 15 F57b] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Posters featuring images created by "noted black artists" and information about African "Kings", published by Budweiser

Calendar- I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America , 1993   [Box 15 F57c]

Calendar- Classic Jazz , 1991   [Box 15 F57d]

Calendar- The Legacy…Living It! , 1984   [Box 15 F57e]

Features famous African-Americans, published by Miller Brewing Company.

Calendar- Gallery of Greats , 1994   [Box 15 F57f]

Features African-American musicians, published by Miller Brewing Company.

Calendar- Gallery of Greats: Black Mayors , 1992   [Box 15 F57g]

Published by Miller Brewing Company

Issues of <title>Delaware History</title> , 1986, 1995, 2002   [Box 30 F57h]

Issues of Delaware History containing articles about black history.

The American Negro: His History and Literature , 1969   [Box 30 F57i]

Ebony Jr! , 1978 February   [Box 30 F57j]

Freedomways , 1967   [Box 30 F57k]

A quarterly review of the negro freedom movement

Issue of <title>Excel</title> , 1982   [Box 30 F57l]

A salute to blacks in cinema.

Hale House: The House that Love Built , 1991   [Box 30 F57m]

A book written by Dr. Lorraine Hale about the creation of the Hale House, a home for children born addicted to drugs, located in Harlem, New York.

Issue of <title>George</title> magazine , 1995   [Box 30 F57n]

Contains an article on Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Series I.VII. Publicity about Littleton Mitchell , 1977-2009

Series VII. Publicity about Littleton Mitchell, contains news clippings and articles about the life and achievements of Mitchell. Included in the series is a News Journal Valentine's Day article Littleton and Jane Mitchell's marriage, transcripts of oral history interviews of Mitchell, and information relating to the Distinguished Citizen Award received by Mitchell.

Distinguished Citizen Award and related material , 1977-1978   [Box 15 F58]

Contains correspondence and a news article related to Mitchell being awarded a 1977 award celebrating distinguished Delawareans.

General news clippings featuring Mitchell , 1986-2008   [Box 15 F59]

The Harriet Tubman- Mitchell issue , 1992   [Box 45 F60]

An issue of the Harriet Tubman focusing on Mitchell's life and accomplishments.

Valentine's Day article on Lit and Jane Mitchell , 1997   [Box 15 F61]

Lit Mitchell interview with Deborah Haskell- Delaware Heritage Commission , 1997-1998   [Box 15 F62]

The HistoryMakers participation information , 2005   [Box 15 F63]

In 2005 Lit Mitchell was interviewed by The HistoryMakers, an organization that creates oral histories of African-Americans. The interview is located in Series III.IX.A.

Delaware Community Foundation publication featuring Mitchell , 2007   [Box 15 F64]

2008 Presidential Election news clippings , 2009   [Box 15 F65]

Includes a quote from Mitchell.

Enlargement of <title>News Journal</title> article on Mitchell's life and service , 1998   [Box 15 F66] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Series I.VIII. Correspondence , 1953-2009

Series VIII. Correspondence, consists of correspondence generally not related to the activities of the NAACP.

Subseries I.VIII.A. Political , 1965-2008

Charles L. Terry correspondence , 1965-1966   [Box 16 F1]

Sherman W. Tribbitt correspondence , 1973-1974   [Box 16 F2]

Pierre S. du Pont correspondence , 1976, 1983   [Box 16 F3]

Joseph R. Biden correspondence , 1980-2008   [Box 16 F4]

Thomas R. Carper correspondence , 1990-2008   [Box 16 F5]

Michael Castle correspondence , 1984   [Box 16 F6]

Jack Markell correspondence and cards , 2003-2004, 2007   [Box 16 F7]

Political correspondence , 1965-2004   [Box 16 F8]

Contains correspondence from Caleb Boggs, Russell Peterson, Ruth Ann Minner, John Carney, Jim Sills, James Baker, Chris Coons, and others.

Letters from Joe Biden and Thomas Carper regarding Mitchell Fellows Program   [Box 16 F9]

The Mitchell Fellows Program Civil Rights and Social Justice provides students with funds to pursue higher education.

Invitation to 1977 Presidential Inauguration , 1977   [Box 16 F10]

Subseries I. VIII.B. Event invitations, letters of congratulations, and letters of thanks , 1962-2009

Event invitations , circa 1970-2008   [Box 16 F11]

Programs for events attended , 1981-1998   [Box 16 F12]

Programs for events attended , 1999-2007   [Box 16 F13]

Programs for events attended , 2007-2009   [Box 16 F14]

Letters of congratulations regarding awards , 1987-2008   [Box 16 F15]

Letter of thanks for participation in events and speeches , 1962, 1994-2009   [Box 16 F16]

Subseries I. VIII.C. General correspondence , 1953-2008

Correspondence from Lit Mitchell regarding various issues , 1953-2000   [Box 16 F17]

Contains correspondence with organizations and individuals. Includes letters to journalists about what he perceived as incorrect information or insulting wording in various articles.

Misc. correspondence to Mitchell , 1979-2007   [Box 16 F18]

Letter thanking Lit Mitchell for inspiration , 1989 April 20   [Box 16 F19]

A letter from a resident Millville, Delaware, thanking Mitchell for his work and relaying his admiration for Mitchell personally.

Lit Mitchell correspondence with David P. Roselle , 1993   [Box 16 F20]

Two letter thanking David Roselle, President of the University of Delaware, for his words during an event in which Mitchell received the University of Delaware Medal of Merit.

Correspondence from County Councilman Jea P. Street (District 10) , 2005, 2008   [Box 16 F21]

Correspondence regarding Delaware Theatre Company panel discussion , 2005-2008   [Box 16 F22]

Letter from student to Mitchell regarding school integration- Gov. Bacon , undated   [Box 16 F23]

A letter from a student at Governor Bacon Health Center regarding integration at the school. She recounts her changing attitude towards people of other races after attending class with black students and laments her parents' intransigent attitudes regarding race, especially following an incident where black and white students danced together.

Subseries I.VIII.D. Other , 1967-2001

Silver Star and Purple Heart to Sandy Pratcher, Jr. , 1967   [Box 16 F24]

Contains information on a US Airman who was awarded a Silver Star and Purple Heart for his actions during the Vietnam War.

Mitchell Freemasonry material , circa 1960-2003   [Box 16 F25]

Mitchell was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. Contains a pamphlet titled "A Lecture in the Second Degree Free and Accepted Masons", correspondence from a Masonic lodge (The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge) in Wilmington, Delaware, a card confirming Mitchell's membership in a Masonic order, and a certificate confirming his good standing a Shriner order.

Sidney Jacob poems , 2001   [Box 16 F26]

Series I.IX. Material of personal interest , 1937-2009

Series IX. Material of Personal Interest, consists material relating to other areas of Mitchell's life. It contains correspondence, pamphlets, newsletters, and other publications relating to religious institutions, including St. Paul M.E. Church, in Milford, Delaware, and the church attended by Mitchell when in Delaware City, Christ Episcopal Church. Mitchell had a life-long interest in sports, especially track and field. This series has a number of items relating to this topic, including publications about sports and tickets to the University of Pennsylvania Franklin Field Carnival Relay. Also included in this series are obituaries of Delawareans and others as well as speeches read at funerals or memorial services.

Subseries I. IX.A. Church , 1939-2009

Letter from Mitchell to Bishop A.P. Shaw regarding St. Paul M.E. Church (Milford, DE) , 1951 December 7   [Box 16 F27]

A letter to Bishop A.P. Shaw in Baltimore, Maryland, regarding discord in the Milford, Delaware, church caused by dissatisfaction with the pastor, who Mitchell believed was using his power to settle personal vendettas. Mitchell states that he would prefer a pastor who would inspire confidence in the congregation and requests counsel from Shaw.

Handwritten pamphlet regarding St. Paul United Methodist Church , undated   [Box 16 F27b]

Church and Race , 1964   [Box 16 F28]

Church publications , 1983-2009   [Box 16 F29]

Church event programs , 1983-1997   [Box 16 F30]

Church-related news articles , 1983-1998   [Box 16 F31]

Christ Episcopal Church newsletter , 2002-2005   [Box 16 F32]

St. Paul Methodist Church of Milford, Delaware- Homecoming Program , 2000   [Box 16 F33]

Information booklets regarding churches and religious ephemera , circa 1950s-1970s   [Box 16 F34]

Devotions to St. Anthony: St. Joseph's Industrial School for Colored Boys (Del.) , 1939   [Box 16 F35]

Subseries I.IX.B. Sports , 1937-2000

High School Sports Record Book , 1937   [Box 16 F36]

Official Softball Rules: 1942 , 1942   [Box 16 F37]

Official Bulletin- Softball , undated   [Box 16 F38]

Letter to Mitchell regarding University of Penn. Carnival Relay Carnival participation , 1949 March 25   [Box 16 F39]

University of Penn. Franklin Field Relay Carnival tickets , 1963-1994   [Box 16 F40]

Letter from Mitchell to Wilmington Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association , 1951   [Box 16 F41]

5th Annual Philadelphia Inquirer Track Meet program , 1949 January 21   [Box 16 F42]

Misc. material regarding sports , 1986-1990   [Box 16 F43]

Toots Ferrell program , 2000   [Box 16 F44]

Tribute to the Negro League Baseball.

Millrose Games , 2000   [Box 16 F45]

Baseball cards , undated   [Box 16 F46]

University of Delaware Football Clinic line techniques , 1956   [Box 16 F47]

Delaware Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame Banquet program , 2000   [Box 16 F48]

Subseries I.IX.C. Obituaries , 1980-2007

Programs, news clippings, and speeches , 1980-2007   [Box 16 F49]

Subgroup II. Jane Mitchell

Subgroup II. Documents the life and career of Jane Mitchell.

Art , 1983-2006, undated

Barnes Foundation , 1983-1985   [Box 48 F1]

Barnes Foundation , 1983-1992   [Box 48 F2]

Barnes Foundation , circa 1980s   [Box 48 F3]

Downtown Dino Days , 2002-2003   [Box 48 F4]

Edward L. Loper, Sr. , 1940-1995   [Box 48 F5]

Edward L. Loper, Sr. , 1996-1999, undated   [Box 48 F6]

Exhibitions , 1980-1988   [Box 48 F7]

Exhibitions , 1989-1996   [Box 48 F8]

Exhibitions , 1997-2006, undated   [Box 48 F9]

Sketches , undated   [Box 48 F10]

Busing , 1975   [Box 48 F11]

Calendars , 1961-1963, 1972   [Box 48 F12]

Calendars , 1979-1980   [Box 48 F13]

Calendars , 1980-1983   [Box 48 F14]

Calendars , 1997-1998   [Box 48 F15]

Curriculum vitae , 1969-1999, undated   [Box 48 F16]

Death , 2004-2005   [Box 48 F17]

Education , 1936-2005

Howard High School , 1936-1938, 2000-2005   [Box 48 F18]

Provident Hospital Nurses Training School1939-1944, 1976   [Box 48 F19]

University of Delaware , 1956-1963, 1977, 1995   [Box 48 F20]

Washington College , 1972-1976, 2000   [Box 48 F21]

Continuing education , 1965-2001   [Box 48 F22]

Employment , 1949-1991, undated

Governor Bacon Health Center , 1949-1950, 1963   [Box 48 F23]

Delaware State Hospital , 1963-1969   [Box 48 F24]

Delaware State Hospital , 1970-1975   [Box 48 F25]

Delaware State Hospital , 1976-1980, 1991   [Box 48 F26]

University of Delaware minority recruiting , 1979-1983, undated   [Box 48 F27]

Miscellaneous and applications , 1963-1986   [Box 48 F28]

Honors , 1968-2002, undated

Building dedication , 1998-2002   [Box 49 F29]

Celebration of Women at First Baptist Church of Cheswold , 2000   [Box 49 F30]

Hall of Fame of Delaware Women , 1986-1988   [Box 49 F31]

Hall of Fame of Delaware Women , 1996, 2001   [Box 49 F32]

Harriet Tubman Legacy Award , 2001   [Box 49 F33]

"Jane E. Mitchell: A Woman for All Seasons" (documentary) , 2004   [Box 49 F34]

Miscellaneous , 1978-2000   [Box 49 F35]

National Association of College Women , 1968-1969   [Box 49 F36]

Notes for speeches , undated   [Box 49 F37]

Nurses Month celebration , 1996   [Box 49 F38]

Rev. Linda Randolph , 2000   [Box 49 F39]

Sigma Gamma Rho's Outstanding Negro Women , 1970   [Box 49 F40]

"The Tuskegee Airmen Wives Tell Their Story" (documentary) , 2000   [Box 49 F41]

University of Delaware Alumni Wall of Fame , 1998   [Box 49 F42]

University of Delaware Honors Day , 1999   [Box 49 F43]

University of Delaware Merit Award , 1980   [Box 49 F44]

Letters , 1951, 1968-1979   [Box 49 F45]

Letters , 1980-2001   [Box 49 F46]

Letters , 2003, undated   [Box 49 F47]

Newspaper clippings , 1969-2004   [Box 49 F48]

Nursing , 1950-2004, undated

Alliance of Professionals for the Homeless , 1991-2003, undated   [Box 49 F49]

American Nurses Association , 1973-1977   [Box 49 F50]

Delaware Board of Nursing , 1978-1988, undated

1978-1983   [Box 49 F51]

1984   [Box 49 F52]

1985-1986   [Box 49 F53]

1986-1988   [Box 49 F54]

undated   [Box 49 F55]

National Council of State Boards , 1978-1983   [Box 49 F56]

Nurse Practice Act , 1970s-1980s   [Box 49 F57]

Standards of practice , 1970-1986, undated   [Box 49 F58]

Delaware Nurses' Association , 1973-2000   [Box 49 F59]

Delaware State College Nursing Department pining ceremony , 1979, 2001   [Box 49 F60]

HEALTH Center at university of Delaware , 1995-2000   [Box 49 F61]

Licenses and registrations , 1944-2001   [Box 49 F62]

Miscellaneous organizational affiliations , 1977-2004, undated   [Box 49 F63]

Nurse Education Link to Aged Wellness Center at University of Delaware , 1989-1991   [Box 49 F64]

Presentations , 1967-1987   [Box 49 F65]

Publications , 1950, undated   [Box 49 F66]

Sigma Theta Tau , 1979-1980   [Box 49 F67]

University of Delaware College of Health and Nursing Sciences Visiting Committee , 1999-2004   [Box 49 F68]

Organizations , 1969-2003, undated

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) , 1993-1994   [Box 50 F69]

American Association of University Women (AAUW) , 1969-1988   [Box 50 F70]

Meals on Wheels , 1986-2003, undated   [Box 50 F71]

Miscellaneous , 1983-1997   [Box 50 F72]

NAACP , 1970-1984   [Box 50 F73]

NAACP , 1992-1993   [Box 50 F74]

NAACP , 1994-1996   [Box 50 F75]

Religious retreats , 1935, 1976-1991   [Box 50 F76]

Religious retreats , 1992-2001   [Box 50 F77]

Religious retreats , 2002-2003, undated   [Box 50 F78]

Rose Hill, Delaware, clippings , 1964-1966, 1983   [Box 50 F79]

Silk Stockings (horse) and Au Clair School , 1975-1977, undated   [Box 50 F80]

Square dance song , undated   [Box 50 F81]

Subgroup III. Mitchell Family , 1917-2009

Subgroup III. Contains material related to the personal lives of the Mitchell Family and includes photographs, slides, audiovisual material, calendars, ephemera, artifacts, and other items belonging to members of the family. This information documents the domestic life, family ties, professional achievements, and recreational habits of an African-American family from the early to late 20th century.

Series III.I. Photographs , 1939-2006

Series I. Photographs and Series II. Slides consists of images documenting the lives of the Mitchells and includes photographs and slides of family, community gatherings, vacations, and professional meetings. The unit titles for many of the photographs and slides are transcribed directly from description of the items given by the Mitchell family. More detailed descriptions of the photographs are provided at the folder level.

Howard High School graduating class , 1939   [Box 45 F1]

West Chester University , 1940-1950   [Box 17 F2]

Army Photos , 1940s   [Box 17 F3]

Photographs of Littleton Mitchell during his World War II service with the Tuskegee Airmen. Includes a photograph of Mitchell sitting in a "flight simulator."

Sporting events and Tuskegee Airmen entertainment , 1940s   [Box 17 F4]

Small photographs of track events and Tuskegee Airmen watching a performance.

A.F.F. Physical Training class- Athletic Director's School, Fort Bragg, N.C. , 1950   [Box 17 F5]

Photographs of Littleton Mitchell participating in instruction sessions at the Athletic Director's School

Photo of A.F.F. Physical Training Class No. 11, Fort Bragg, N.C. , 1950 June 9   [Box 17 F6]

Photo of Company A The Adjutant General's School , 1951   [Box 45 F7]

Photo of Governor Bacon Medical Center , circa 1960s   [Box 17 F8]

Includes photographs of the Health Center grounds.

Governor Bacon , 1950s-1960s   [Box 17 F9]

Includes photographs of personnel and classes.

Governor Bacon , 1950s-1960s   [Box 17 F10]

Includes photographs of personnel, classes, students, and events.

Photos of Phillip Mitchell and family , circa 1960-1965   [Box 17 F11]

Photos of Lit , circa 1930s, 1978-1996   [Box 17 F12]

Photographs of Littleton Mitchell ranging from the late 1930s to the 1990s.

Professional photos of Lit , 2006   [Box 17 F13]

Photos of Jane , undated   [Box 17 F14]

Lit and Jane publicity photos , undated   [Box 45 F15]

Early Family photos , before 1950   [Box 17 F16]

Assorted photographs of Lit, Jane, and family members in before 1950.

Family and friends , undated   [Box 17 F17]

Family and friends , undated   [Box 17 F18]

Photographs of Watson family , 1960s, 1976   [Box 17 F19]

Photos of family and Jane's graduation , 1960s, 1976   [Box 17 F20]

Photos of Lit, Jane, family , undated   [Box 17 F21]

Includes photographs of Jane painting.

Photos of family visits , 1980s   [Box 17 F22]

Includes photographs of Helen Mitchell, Phyllis Mitchell, and other family members.

Domestic photos , undated   [Box 17 F23]

Photographs of the Mitchell family at home.

Vacation photos , circa 1950s   [Box 17 F24]

Photos of unknown buildings , 1994 July   [Box 17 F25]

Photos of awards , 1990-2000   [Box 17 F26]

Includes a photograph of a statue dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen.

Jane events and artwork , undated   [Box 17 F27]

Includes photographs of Jane's artwork and events attended.

Birthday party , 1960s   [Box 17 F28]

Photographs of children at a birthday party (possibly Phillip Mitchell's).

Lit and Jane events , 1990-2000   [Box 17 F29]

Delaware Humanities Forum events and the dedication of the Jane E. Mitchell building at the Delaware Psychiatric Center. Also includes photographs of Lit Mitchell with Delaware politicians including Joe Biden and Tom Carper.

Lit and Jane events , 1981-2000s   [Box 17 F30]

Jane events , 1990-1997   [Box 17 F31]

Includes photographs of 1991 Delaware NAACP Annual Meeting.

NAACP conventions , 1980s-1991   [Box 17 F32]

Assorted photos , undated   [Box 17 F33]

Includes a photograph of a crashed plane and a Springer Middle School (Wilmington, DE) basketball team.

Photos of "Silk Stockings" , 1975-1976   [Box 17 F33b]

Photographs of a champion harness racing horse named "Silk Stockings," owned by a Delaware resident. Includes a photo of the Mitchells with Silk Stockings and two photos of the horse with captions wishing the Mitchell family a Merry Christmas.

Photo of Louis Redding, Thurgood Marshall, and others , 1954   [Box 17 F34]

A photograph of the team who argued the Brown v. Board of Education case in from of the US Supreme Court. Individuals in the photograph are listed on the reverse side.

Album- Vacation and domestic , circa 1930s-1950s   [Box 17 F35]

Contains vacation photographs and domestic photographs from the 1930s or 1940s.

Jane E. Mitchell building dedication , 1998   [Box 18 F36]

Jane E. Mitchell building dedication , 1998   [Box 18 F37]

Jane E. Mitchell building dedication , 1998   [Box 18 F38]

Jane E. Mitchell building dedication , 1998   [Box 18 F39]

Jane E. Mitchell building dedication , 1998   [Box 18 F40]

Jane E. Mitchell building dedication , 1998   [Box 18 F41]

Album- Holidays and family , circa 1990   [Box 18 F42]

Album- Brown v Board event , 2004   [Box 18 F43]

Jane Mitchell retirement album   [Box 18 F44]

Photographs of Jane's retirement from the Delaware State Hospital. Features photographs of hospital employees with captions and quotes.

Album- Lit and Jane 50th anniversary surprise dinner , 1993   [Box 18 F45]

Album- Award Ceremony for Jane , circa 2000   [Box 18 F46]

Award for a "lifetime of service."

Album- Dinner celebration , circa 1970s   [Box 18 F47]

Includes photos of Delaware journalist Bill Frank.

In Kennedy on plane and Lisbon first day, flea mart, view from George Castle , 1972 August   [Box 19 F48]

Valley of the fallen, escorial monastery, dorthy and father on bus sleeping , 1972 September   [Box 19 F49]

Toledo and Playa Hotel in Spain , 1972 September   [Box 19 F50]

no description , 1973 January   [Box 19 F51]

Spain, Teide Mountain , 1973 September   [Box 19 F52]

no description , 1973 November   [Box 19 F53]

no description , 1973 December   [Box 19 F54]

no description , 1973 December   [Box 19 F55]

Jane and Phil at home, Philip and Lance, Ms. Miller and in Milford , 1974   [Box 19 F56]

Amsterdam Museum etc. , 1974 August   [Box 19 F57]

Greenwhich at the Prime Meridian of the world , 1974 August   [Box 19 F58]

London, thrones, in the hydrofoil boat , 1974 August   [Box 19 F59]

New Years Party 1974 , 1974 August   [Box 19 F60]

Philip looking tough, Jane and Philip , 1974 November   [Box 19 F61]

In Milford for dinner and champagne , 1974 November   [Box 19 F62]

Dave and Debby, Darrel Johnson, Linda's son, Woody Warren , 1974 November   [Box 19 F63]

Philip's car accident, Phil and Jane dancing , 1974 December   [Box 19 F64]

Santorini , 1975 August   [Box 19 F65]

Acropolis at sunrise, Panthenon , 1975 August   [Box 19 F66]

Philip Jane and Lance all in JFK airport, picturers from France Le Luvre , 1975 August   [Box 19 F67]

no description , 1976 October   [Box 19 F68]

no description , 1980 July   [Box 19 F69]

Copies of pictures from NAACP convention Denver , 1981 July   [Box 19 F70]

Paul's dinner and ordination , 1983 June   [Box 19 F71]

no description , 1983 June   [Box 19 F72]

Kimberly and Devan, Bivens, Jane , 1983 August   [Box 19 F73]

Lit receiving Life Membership , 1986 February   [Box 19 F74]

Cooks return from Africa , 1987   [Box 19 F75]

Philip and Tine Wedding Del. City Fire Hall , 1987 June   [Box 19 F76]

Phil and Tina Wedding , 1987 June   [Box 19 F77]

Phil and Tina Wedding , 1987 June   [Box 19 F78]

Slide of the gate in Quebec that Jane painted, slide of petite champagne where Jane painted , 1978 September   [Box 19 F79]

Wisowaty boat, Julie and Gene , 1987 November   [Box 19 F80]

Mother's birthday dinner, Lennie Williams, Margie Ferrell , 1989 March   [Box 19 F81]

Mother's day Milford, Jane at frame paintings as West Chester, PA , 1989 June   [Box 19 F82]

State police seminar on mail bombs, state conference pictures, state college chapter, Jane and Phil, Lit and Phil , 1990 January   [Box 20 F83]

King and Queen in Wilmington , 1990 August   [Box 20 F84]

Jane's seminar at Guena Vista , 1991 May   [Box 20 F85]

Jane, Tour der Pont, Lit sleeping, Jane at U of D , 1991 May   [Box 20 F86]

Philip graduation, Jane's birthday dinner , 1991 June   [Box 20 F87]

Polktown Place sign up, at Region II luncheon, dinner table , 1992 May   [Box 20 F88]

no description , 1992 May   [Box 20 F89]

Region II luncheon, Jane modeling, Obiatin, Bertha Porter and others , 1992 May   [Box 20 F90]

no description , 1992 June   [Box 20 F91]

Law, parks, etc. in parks studio with statue of Law, AARP convention, Court and Jane, Aaron Henry, Jane and his mother , 1992 June   [Box 20 F92]

Jane and friend at restaurant in San Antonio AARP Convention, class painting in Brandywine Park Wilmington , 1992 June   [Box 20 F93]

Weeds on our roadway, Devin and Taneka , 1992 June   [Box 20 F94]

Jane and Arron, Kathy and son, pictures at Eldridge and nanny on 4th of July at Elkton on the bay , 1992 September   [Box 20 F95]

Arron Henry's 1st birthday party , 1992 December   [Box 20 F96]

Ice on trees from ice storm, shoes on wire with ice, Christmas tree, portraits of Jane, outside of house Christmas lights on , 1994 January   [Box 20 F97]

Jane in kitchen, house and trees with ice, shoes on wire, Jane and Lit in front of Christmas tree, portraits of Jane , 1994 January   [Box 20 F98]

Gladys Clark 75th birthday dinner in Elkton, MD , 1994 January   [Box 20 F99]

Jane, Lit and Flowers, Kindra's son and everyone , 1994 January   [Box 20 F100]

Jane, flowers from Judy and Richard, Del. City marina in ice, back of house with canal bank, Jane and Lit, Lit alone , 1994 January   [Box 20 F101]

West Chester art center show for Jane, Janet Lopez and Ed, Teresa and Andy, Jane in kitchen, eating and painting , 1994 February   [Box 20 F102]

West Chester art center, unveiling historical plaque in Odessa by Rahim, pictures in the Odessa chruch, W.C. Art Center Ruth and Jane, Jane-Teresa, Jane at home, flood pictures of Del. City, water all at Del. City , 1994 March   [Box 20 F103]

Francis and Jane, Jane in St. Paul Church, Jane in kitchen, Judy and Richard, old Mercury as Philip drives away, Gov. Bacon, Jane getting in Toyota, Jane's paintings, Jane doing wash, Lit and Rev in Kickerson in St. Paul , 1994 March   [Box 20 F104]

Jane, Christmas cactus, Wiso III, McCalisters visit, Jane and RJ Wiso, Bank of Canal Marvin and Jane , 1994 April   [Box 20 F105]

Aaron, Taneka and baby, Jane in front of Hall of Fame plaque, Margaret Henry sworn in as Senator-Dover, Wiso traps and water frontage , 1994 April   [Box 20 F106]

Jane at home, at the Region II conference at Cherry Hill, John Boyer retirement dinner, Paula with Beverly , 1994 May   [Box 20 F107]

Anaheim, California, AARP Convention, Jane in Anaheim Hilton with South Dakota Lady with Cottman, in stage coach restaurant across from Queen Mary, Crystal Cathedral lobby of hotel , 1994 May   [Box 20 F108]

AARP convention in Anaheim in Hyatt in Arlington, Virginia, Jane and others , 1994 May   [Box 20 F109]

Jane at AARP in Arlington, VA, Jane at 50th anniversary of Provident hospital, Jane, Mil, Flora, Taneka's baby, Masonic dinner/ball , 1994 June   [Box 21 F110]

Paul, Nancy and Philip, NAACP Convention, Jane in hotel lounge, Jane at registration, Jane in the March against Burger King in Chicago, during convention , 1994 July   [Box 21 F111]

Graduation pictures, Taneka, Jane and baby, Taneka's daughter, Lit on lawn mower , 1994 July   [Box 21 F112]

90th birthday for Jazz Byrd, Taneka and baby, Jane and baby, Jane in yellow suit , 1994 July   [Box 21 F113]

1994 NAACP Convention in Chicago, at Uncle Lenard's home, Jane in elevator and at Freedom Fund NAACP dinner, Street youngsters, Philip in home, Lit at Freedom Fund dinner, Ed Hailes and family , 1994 July   [Box 21 F114]

Michelle and Dean's youngster, Mark, Danny, Jane's pictures on exhibit at West Chester, at Nanny and Eldridge in Maryland, playing cards , 1994 August   [Box 21 F115]

Aunt Hattie, family, Taneda first car, portraits of Jane, Nannie and Eldridge bridge group in MD, Aaron Henry and Pam , 1994 September   [Box 21 F116]

Jill Carter Wedding, pictures at Offerens Club, Aberdeen grounds , 1994 September   [Box 21 F117]

Jane and Glover Jones, Philip's birthday dinner, Del. Senate, Jane being confirmed on Accident Board, Katy Woo, Jane in front of Legislative Hall, on home steps, by Hall of Fame plaque , 1994 September   [Box 21 F118]

Jane sworn in for Industrial Accident Board, Humanities at Carter Lewis, Jane, Bill, Nancy and others, Wiso II Boat under Reedy Point Bridge , 1994 October   [Box 21 F119]

Wiso II boat on Del-Chesapeake Canal under Reedy point bridge , 1994 October   [Box 21 F120]

Jane, Lit in costume for ball, costume ball committee, Wiso dock for Halloween, Philip's birthday dinner, Jane, Tony Harris and State Hospital Black History, Jane receiving certificate from AARP , 1994 November   [Box 21 F121]

Costume Ball pictures , 1994 November   [Box 21 F122]

Christmas dinner pictures, Jane-Cotton and others, Tina and Grandson , 1994 December   [Box 21 F123]

Jane and Lit and Region II Leadership Conference, Christmas cactus, Julian Baud and Lit, Lit and Cook, 9 pictures Taneka's baby , 1995 March   [Box 21 F124]

Jane in Baltimore AARP, Aponte and Edwards NAACP, Shirley Carter, John, Jane, Lit, AARP president Election, Wisconsin state NAACP president , 1995 March   [Box 21 F125]

Taneka's baby, Ruth Gram, Gov. Ruth Minner, Gov. Carper and Davis, Jane, Philip on Lance's last day, Pictures of Hall of Fame women , 1995 April   [Box 21 F126]

Jane-Judy mother's day, Taneka's baby dressed up, painting flowers, flowers on the bank of our home , 1995 May   [Box 21 F127]

Naval Academy Chapel, flowers on canal bank, Jane by floer, Jane in Chapel of Daminiac House, Richard, Jane registering for SAWAC in Baltimore, Lit, boats on canal , 1995 July   [Box 21 F128]

Mercury accident, Jane and others from Milwaukee at Freedom Fund Dinner in Minneapolis Convention NAACP, Richard Burton, Tom Smith, Uncle Leonard and Aunt Anna, Wiso building, Jane and president of Northwest Airlines , 1995 July   [Box 21 F129]

Jane with Butler and Rev. Holt of Milford at NAACP Convention, Jane, Hazel and Paula, Grace Scott, boat, Jane registering for SAWAC in Baltimore, Jesse and wife, eating at BBQ , 1995 July   [Box 21 F130]

Nannie-Eldridge home, Annie Martin with Jane and Bassett, Newark Branele Dinner, boat ride, New York NAACP, Wiso, Metts getting award, New York skyline,Karin Sheldrick, Arlene, Daniel Minot-Sea of Labor, Jim Sills (mayor) and Jane, Arelene wife, Daniel Minot at NAACP buffet, bridge at the Water's home in MD , 1995 August   [Box 21 F131]

Taneka's baby, Jane in living room, stains, kitchen table, Wiso's finished house of windows, Jean Bannerd house and rooms she intends to buy , 1995 September   [Box 22 F132]

Taneka's baby, Lane receiving award from Naomi Winchester, credit union building and board meeting, Wiso bringing in crabs, Air show , 1995 October   [Box 22 F133]

Air show, Lit in plane, credit union building being built , 1995 October   [Box 22 F134]

Family day at St. Paul's Church, Milford, Aunt Hattie , 1995 October   [Box 22 F135]

Wisowaty house, credit union building, Wiso building, Mayor's office Laper Ceremony, Jane speaking, Laper family, stalling ceremony to Lit in police , 1995 December   [Box 22 F136]

Jane in kitchen steps and hall before carpet, Lit New Years Eve, Jane, Judy, Phyl, Flora Christmas dinner, Lit shoveling snow, Lit in new coveralls, Lit and Jane in Christmas photo , 1996 January   [Box 22 F137]

Jane at homeless clinic with others, Ed Laper exhibit at Del. State University , 1996 February   [Box 22 F138]

Jane at Laper art exhibit in Philadelphia, Del. Alliance new building, 1st board meeting, alliances for health care town meeting at Howard High , 1996 March   [Box 22 F139]

Bayer house, Ed Laper art exhibit in Philadelphia, Scene of Wiso property in snow, Wiso brush on fire, Jane in Kitchen, Polk Town people, little doll and Alma , 1996 March   [Box 22 F140]

Ed Laper Art Exhibit at Del. Museum, Jane, Banner, Lit, Teresa, Andy and others, "Little doll" , 1996 April   [Box 22 F141]

Our street in Delaware City, Jane, Laura Tarrell, Ruth Bashford and other nurses getting recognition by Mayor James Sells of Wilmington, view of canal bank and yard , 1996 May   [Box 22 F142]

At Josephine Watson home for dinner, state police at NAACP Convention, Annie Martin reception, Jane, Jane and Louise, Bassett, ACT-SO drawing youngster from Baltimore, Jane and Gary Haman at Convention, Jane registration , 1996 July   [Box 22 F143]

Lit and Tom Smith, little doll with bag and close up and at piano, Paul, Jane and Nancy at Charlotte restaurant, Charlotte Afro-American building, inside Jane and Lit, Jane and Vernon Jannett (ACT-SO) at banquet, Jane relaxing in Charlotte, Table at Freedom banquet, Lit and Jane at table, medal on neck, fire chief, police chief , 1996 July   [Box 22 F144]

Lit and Tom Smith, little doll with bag and close up and at piano, Paul, Jane and Nancy at Charlotte restaurant, Charlotte Afro-American building, inside Jane and Lit, Jane and Vernon Jannett (ACT-SO) at banquet, Jane relaxing in Charlotte, Table at Freedom banquet, Lit and Jane at table, medal on neck, fire chief, police chief , 1996 July   [Box 22 F145]

Robert's birthday party in NY at Evelyn, Jane and little doll at table, Flowers at tree , 1996 August   [Box 22 F146]

Enlarged picture of 8 brothers and sisters , 1996 August   [Box 22 F147]

Demolition of 416 and 418 North St., Milford, house where black band held rehearsals on North St., John Duker house- North St., good portrait of Jane, Christ Church and steeple, Jean Banner , 1996 September   [Box 22 F148]

Little doll in kitchen, Jane in kitchen, demolition of 416-418 North St., land and car at 216 SE 2nd St., in Milford, man objecting , 1996 September   [Box 22 F149]

Award to Jane by nursing sorority, flowers from Robert, rose bud in vase , 1996 October   [Box 22 F150]

"Little doll" and Jane-Janet, art exhibition at Lorelton Retirement Home on West 4th St. , 1996 October   [Box 22 F151]

Summit-on Twin Cape boat with diplomats, at dinner in Gold Balhoon with ambassadors, Wisowaty boats being unloaded , 1996 October   [Box 22 F152]

Art exhibit at Lorellton, Jane and Janet, little doll in Halloween costume, Jean Nutter and mayor for Christmas and Christ Church with scaffold around, living room at Christmas, Dave Baylor in capt. Uniform, dining table for Christmas dinner , 1996 December   [Box 22 F153]

Christmas dinner, Jane, Pat, Phyl, Philip, Jean Banner at Christmas, Jane in formal gown Lit in "tuck" Sills Ball, Judy Taylor, St. James Chrurch, Judy Redding preaching first sermon , 1997 January   [Box 23 F154]

no description , 1997 January   [Box 23 F155]

County police promotions, Janet Smith, little doll in blue, Jane painting flower scene, Sheeny Freebery, Janet Smith, Alma, Col. Ellingsworth, Dave Baylor, Craig Welden, flowers Jane painting, Col. Cunningham and wife , 1997 February   [Box 23 F156]

Delaware State Police promotions, Dave Baylor and others , 1997 February   [Box 23 F157]

Removing steeple at Christ Church, Mom Bayer, Carol Stewart, Helen Brennon, Jean Banner at breakfast, Jane's flower painting, Jane in kitchen , 1997 March   [Box 23 F158]

Christ Church steeple removal, in chruch hall pointed roof steeples, in church sanctuary, Jane on plane, Jean Banner and metal cross from church roof, tops of chruch cross showing hole where lightning hit , 1997 April   [Box 23 F159]

Christ Church, steeple and inside steeple, group in front of alter, claiming sanctuary and hall, polishing brass, cleaning kitchen , 1997 April   [Box 23 F160]

Christ Church steeple repair, family room, awards, Jane at phone, Jean Banner and chruch cross and at organ, putting racks on bank, backyard at bank of canal , 1997 April   [Box 23 F161]

no description , 1997 April   [Box 23 F162]

sanctuary of Christ Church 1st Sunday after cleaning, kids in front of alter, others in processional, Jean Banner and grandson, Jean Banner, daughter in law, grandson, Jane in Kitchen, flowers form Grace , 1997 April   [Box 23 F163]

Point-to-Point race, Curtis Riddle and others in News Journal Tent, houses over fence , 1997 April   [Box 23 F164]

John Land Hall of Fame-Sports, News Journal people at races, Point-to-Point races, little doll , 1997 May   [Box 23 F165]

Dr. Davis Church Village, award lunch, Jim Baker , 1997 May   [Box 23 F166]

Jane and lil doll, Jane reading, Dr. Davis getting degree, Capt. Dave Baylor (State Police) getting BS degree , 1997 June   [Box 23 F167]

African Wedding at Shamer's Club for reception, Chris Obraton speaking in chruch, Jane and Lit in Africa regalia , 1997 August   [Box 23 F168]

African Wedding reception, lady in Africa head-dress, putting maney on bride, groom and guest, Jane with others, Jane and Lit in African regalia, Jane in door , 1997 August   [Box 23 F169]

Jane and Chris Obratan, Chris alone, church outside, ratton material-walls , 1997 August   [Box 23 F170]

Redding house being moved, lawn mower in canal, Obratan and little girl , 1997 October   [Box 23 F171]

Jane in front of building sign at the luncheon, Jane in new dress , 1998 January   [Box 23 F172]

Klu Klux Klan in Del City , 1998 March   [Box 23 F173]

150th Anniversary dinner and preparation, memorabilia, Jane-formal, Lit in Tux, Charles Banner and baby , 1998 June   [Box 23 F174]

150th Anniversary dinner, Jean Banner's grandon's Christening, Lit, Jean, Sandy, Gale, view of canal bank from upstairs window, Christ Church pictures at Dragon Run, baby at picnic , 1998 June   [Box 23 F175]

Brettingham (State Pres.) and other holding Region II meeting, Gary Hayman in Del. Section, view of convention Hall meeting area, Anna Aponte meeting from VA. Area, Gore going up steps, at podium, shaking hands, Jane at Freedom dinner, Gore up close , 1998 July   [Box 23 F176]

Rev. Hanson, historical marker, boats in Del. City Canal, march to Del. City wharf and canal, view of boats at Del. City docks , 1998 August   [Box 23 F177]

Jane at table, lil doll in school outfit, Elaine, Jane and Elaine, blessing animals in Christ Church, Rev. Hanson and Nickel daughter with time capsule , 1998 October   [Box 23 F178]

Jane and Uncle Leonard, at Delores' home, little doll, St. Paul Church Milford , 1998 October   [Box 24 F179]

Portraits of Jane, Ed Fapen and Marilyn Bauman art exhibit at Del. State University, Christ Church doors being painted, Lapen students at exhibit at Del. State University , 1998 November   [Box 24 F180]

Philip, Arlene in Uncle's Chair, Jane and Arlene, Jane portrait, Thanksgiving, building to be named for Jane and interior with Ms. Sawskowski , 1998 December   [Box 24 F181]

Jane in building named for her, rooms, hallway, gym, computer center, John Bayer, Jane and others, Paula's flowers , 1998 December   [Box 24 F182]

Christmas, dining table, little doll, Jane, Phyl, Phil, Tina open gifts, house lights from outside, Portraits of Jane up close, portrait of little doll , 1998 December   [Box 24 F183]

Jane in front of Mitchell building, U of D photographer, Helen Sheef and family during Christmas, Christ Church and coffee house, Jean Banner and grandson, Mitchell Building , 1999 January   [Box 24 F184]

U of D photographer for school paper-The Review, Jane in front of building, Lit and Jane in front of Jane Mitchell Building, Jane and other in front of building, Jane at home, Jane and Lowell in hearing room for Accident Board , 1999 March   [Box 24 F185]

Jane greeting guests to building dedication, Gov., Attorney general and others, Jane speaking, Jane talking with guests , 1999 March   [Box 24 F186]

NAACP Convention New York, Phillip and Tina with Mickey Mouse, Jane and others in convention hall, Jane in room, Robert, Evelyn and Jane in restaurant , 1999 July   [Box 24 F187]

NAACP Convention New York, Jane at banquet table, Vice Pres. Gore speaking, Jane dressed for banquet, Lit in tux, Jane in kitchen , 1999 July   [Box 24 F188]

Jane and Lit in formal for Minner Ball-Dover, new front door installed, building new area downtown Del. City , 2001 January   [Box 24 F189]

no description , 2001 April   [Box 24 F190]

Jane at Provident Hospital Nurse reunion, Christ Church picnic , 2001 June   [Box 24 F191]

Christ Church visit of Bishop Wright, Baptism of "Angel" the baby, eating in Parish Stall , 2001 June   [Box 24 F192]

Aaron and Tajai at circus with clowns, Del. City riverfront construction, Jane in kitchen - from Toyota, Lit and Jane with Aaron and Tajai at circus , 2001 June   [Box 24 F193]

Signing of the books "Black in New Castle County" by Jean Nutter , 2001 July   [Box 24 F194]

Flower in upstairs room, art exhibit-Ed Laper and students, Jean Nutter New Castle Black History book sign , 2001 July   [Box 24 F195]

Breakfast after mass for mother Watson at Jane and Lit's home, Delaware City-all brothers and sisters present , 2001 August   [Box 24 F196]

House with Christmas lights, Jane in yellow suit to and from auto,, Wisowaty dock, Tajai with Christmas things in living room, Taneka, Tajai, Jane and Lit on couch , 2002 January   [Box 24 F197]

Kitchen cabinets refurnished - Jane there, Jane and Erika McClelland (interviewed Jane), at Rev. Norma Hansom's home dedication , 2002 February   [Box 25 F198]

State Police promotion of Dane Baylor to major, Chaffinch to superintendent, Jane giving presentation at State Hospital on her paintings , 2002 February   [Box 25 F199]

Breakfast after mass for mother Watson, Christmas pictures of out lights on house, green bedroom, boat at Wisowaty dock, Watson women after breakfast-Mother's mass, Watson sisters, at dining table and in living room after breakfast, Philip, Teena, Evelyn , 2003 January   [Box 25 F200]

Jane and Teresa painting dinosaur (beginning), back yard looking at boats and docks , 2003 April   [Box 25 F201]

Jane and Teresa completing dinosaur painting, Jean Bunner and dinosaur, Anita, Marani, Deshawn, Jane and Lit, Deshawn in chair, on truck , 2003 April   [Box 25 F202]

Jane and Theresa painting Dinosaur for exhibition in Wilmington, car in front of house , 2003 June   [Box 25 F203]

Front door glass breaking, Jane and Lit in front of fountain at Lowe's Hotel, Miami Beach, Dr. Annie Martin's reception at Fountain Blue Hotel - NAACP, Jane eating , 2003 July   [Box 25 F204]

no description , 2003 September   [Box 25 F205]

no description , 2003 October   [Box 25 F206]

Jane and Teresa painting Dinosaur, snow scenes at home with car, Jane sleeping, Canal and Wiso pier in snow, Jane leaving car , 2004 January   [Box 25 F207]

no description , undated   [Box 25 F208]

no description , undated   [Box 25 F209]

Jane getting on donkey, street scenes , undated   [Box 25 F210]

Phil and chicken, Stena and bunt, Phil in kitchen, Jane and Phyl , undated   [Box 25 F211]

no description , undated   [Box 25 F212]

Mitchell, Bill, Rudolph, woman asleep, Last pictures of Lisbon and 747 to home , undated   [Box 25 F213]

Hanover Church lunch , undated   [Box 25 F214]

John Land inducted into Delaware Sport Hall of Fame, Flowers on canal bank , undated   [Box 25 F215]

Golden wedding anniversary photo album , undated   [Box 25 F216]

no description , undated   [Box 25 F217]

Masonic Affair- Jane and Lit formal , undated   [Box 25 F218]

Series III.II. Slides , 1973-1994

Migrant labor, Philip's birthday , 1973   [Box 26 F1]

Mrjens farm , 1973 September   [Box 26 F2]

Mrjens farm , 1973 September   [Box 26 F3]

Baker farm , 1973 September   [Box 26 F4]

Marken Holland, Mae West, Amsterdam , 1974 August   [Box 26 F5]

Dave and Debby, Darrel Johnson, Linda's son, Woody Warren , 1974 November   [Box 26 F6]

Christmas, New Year party , 1975 January   [Box 26 F7]

Acropolis Flea Market, Union building , 1975 August   [Box 26 F8]

Blue Mosque, St. Sophia mosque , 1975 August   [Box 26 F9]

Gate ruins and royal graves, leaving Athens via boat, lavatory at beach, theatre , 1975 August   [Box 26 F10]

Acropolis and Arachova , 1975 August   [Box 26 F11]

Mykonos, constitution, unknown soldier guards , 1975 August   [Box 26 F12]

Acropolis at sunrise, dancers, acropolis with group , 1975 September   [Box 26 F13]

Entering Istanbul, Patmos, Jane on horse, monastery on Patmos, John the Baptist , 1975 September   [Box 26 F14]

Posiden , 1975 September   [Box 26 F15]

Acropolis at night, inside cathedral, posiden ruins , 1975 September   [Box 26 F16]

Farewell party food on the boat, Istanbul streets , 1975 September   [Box 26 F17]

home coming Milford , 1975 October   [Box 26 F18]

home coming Milford , 1975 October   [Box 26 F19]

silk stockings , 1975 November   [Box 26 F20]

basketball 76ers and Mil. Bucks at Milford , 1975 November   [Box 26 F21]

Madia dance, Thanksgiving , 1975 December   [Box 26 F22]

Thanksgiving, Sheraton Dover , 1975 December   [Box 26 F23]

New Years Party, dance dress , 1976 January   [Box 26 F24]

Mardi Gras in New Jersey , 1976 January   [Box 26 F25]

Christmas dinner at Elaine's, Christmas at home , 1976 January   [Box 26 F26]

Easter in Milford, Judy's baby christening, Ed Laper award , 1976 May   [Box 26 F27]

no description , 1976 August   [Box 26 F28]

no description , 1976 August   [Box 26 F29]

no description , 1976 August   [Box 26 F30]

no description , 1976 August   [Box 26 F31]

no description , 1976 August   [Box 27 F32]

no description , 1976 August   [Box 27 F33]

no description , 1976 August   [Box 27 F34]

no description , 1976 August   [Box 27 F35]

Robert Birthday , 1976 August   [Box 27 F36]

Church dinner for mother , 1983 November   [Box 27 F37]

no description , 1986 August   [Box 27 F38]

Jane's painting class in Quebec , 1986 October   [Box 27 F39]

Christmas lights in house, ice on canal, mothers 90th birthday dinner at church, bird of paradise, Pearl and Ed-50th Anniversary , 1988 March   [Box 27 F40]

Jane inducted into Hall fo Fame Legislative Hall, Dover , 1988 April   [Box 27 F41]

Court , 1988 May   [Box 27 F42]

Jane's birthday, Julie and baby Fione , 1988 June   [Box 27 F43]

Arlington Cemetery-NAACP Convention, Jane's '38 class reunion , 1988 July   [Box 27 F44]

Christmas, Mother, Taneka, Taneka and Kindra, Mark Breeding, front of house Christmas lights, NAACP office in Wilmington , 1988 November   [Box 27 F45]

Jane's AARP health care forum State College , 1989 September   [Box 27 F46]

Jane's forum-Health Care, Jane's pictures painted , 1989 October   [Box 27 F47]

Wild animal park San Diego, Lit in hotel, San Diego , 1989 November   [Box 27 F48]

San Diego, Taneka dressed for church, contest in Mexico , 1989 December   [Box 27 F49]

placing Jane's pictures in Luther Towers II by Nancy, 1st day of the opening of Jane's exhibit , 1989 December   [Box 27 F50]

Jane's painting exhibit at Towers II, Christmas tree, front of house in snow, state NAACP meeting at State College, Wisowatys in front of painting , 1990 January   [Box 27 F51]

Jane at Historical Society session picture of Salem II , 1990 February   [Box 27 F52]

Jane's workshop at Hilton Hotel with Susan, Lance, Phil and Tina under umbrella on canal patio, Kindra on porch, dug up front of house , 1990 May-June   [Box 27 F53]

St. Petersburg, home and art museum , 1990 November   [Box 27 F54]

Christmas, St. Petersburg hotel, Jane, Janet, Ruth and Teresa paintings in Salem Community College , 1991 February   [Box 27 F55]

Reception for Jane, Janet, Ruth, Teresa, paintings at Christina, Jane in Plymouth Rock, flower in window, Wiso dock building, Lance , 1991 November   [Box 27 F56]

Jane at Marge's in Rehoboth, central NAACP meeting, Mercury damage by deer, Lit in Marge's house, Christmas table, Christmas tree , 1991 December   [Box 27 F57]

San Antonio, Jane at McNay Art Museum, Stena and Burt, BJ, Jane and Lit, Jane at Mercado Market , 1992 June   [Box 27 F58]

NAACP Diamond Jubilee Anniversary, snow in Del. City, Jane, Dick Walls, Paulene, John Bayer plowing snow, Lit in tuxedo, Jane, students from Hanby Jr. High here interview Jane and Lil , 1994 February   [Box 27 F59]

Jane's paintings and Thanksgiving Dinner at Thelma's , 1986 November   [Box 27 F60]

Martha's Vineyard Jane and Lance, Lit and Lance, Allen-Angela and baby , 1986 December   [Box 27 F61]

Domestic and church , 1980-1981   [Box 28 F62]

Vacation and family , undated   [Box 28 F63]

Acropolis- Athens (Jail of Socrates), Turkey-Kadashi, Istanbul, Blue Mosque, Amsterdam , 1975   [Box 28 F64]

Puente Cruz Beach, Farmhouse Club, Santa Cruz, Canary Islands , 1973   [Box 28 F65]

Ft. Delaware, Jane and others, Mom, Phyl, and Jane , undated   [Box 28 F66]

Zoo, restaurant San Antonio , undated   [Box 28 F67]

Jane and Shirley, Devin, Phill, Taneka, Devinm Jane and Lit, Mother, Phyl, Jane , undated   [Box 28 F68]

Home in snow , undated   [Box 28 F69]

Jim Wright, Mother's Day , undated   [Box 28 F70]

Devon, Jane- White Suit, Girl Scout award Jane, Home in snow , 1985   [Box 28 F71]

New Castle party, painting class in Quebec, paintings in house, Devon- football suit , 1986   [Box 28 F72]

Thanksgiving, Jane in Quebec, Jane , 1982   [Box 28 F73]

Aunt Hattie, Mom, karla debutante, pictures at the Ball, Lit , 1983   [Box 28 F74]

Dinner- Arlene, Woody, etc , undated   [Box 28 F75]

Vacation, Philip Mitchell wedding, and family , 1974, 1987   [Box 28 F76]

Vacation, house, family , 1977, 1980s   [Box 28 F77]

Series III.III. Vacation , 1950s-2005

Series III. Vacation, documents the Littleton and Jane Mitchell's national and international travel. It includes items from Canada, Spain, the Netherlands, as well as material collected while traveling in the United States. The series also includes their passports, which feature visa stamps from various countries.

Lit and Jane passports , 1970, 1975, 1987   [Box 29 F1]

Spanish matchbook and postcard , undated   [Box 29 F2]

Boating and ultralight aircraft tour certificate , 1960, circa 2000   [Box 29 F3]

United States , 1950s-1970s   [Box 29 F4]

The Netherlands , undated   [Box 29 F5]

Spain (Canary Islands) , 1971-1973   [Box 29 F6]

Canada (Quebec) , 1953-1970s   [Box 29 F7]

Mexico , 1970   [Box 29 F8]

Bullfighting poster and painting (Spain) , 1970   [Box 29 F9]

Navigator of the Sea fact file and picture of Mitchell with the Captain , 2005 May 15   [Box 29 F9b]

Memorabilia from a cruise ship voyage.

Certificates of completion- ski course, Harvey Clifford Ski School , 1967 February   [Box 29 F9c]

Series III.IV. Calendars , 1971-2004

Series IV. Consists of calendars kept by Littleton Mitchell over a thirty year period. They display a schedule of events to be attended as well as Mitchell's professional and personal obligations.

Lit Mitchell calendar , 1967   [Box 30 F10]

Lit Mitchell calendars , 1971-1973   [Box 29 F10b]

Lit Mitchell calendars , 1984-1991   [Box 29 F11]

Lit Mitchell calendars , 1991-2001   [Box 29 F12]

Lit Mitchell calendar , 1993 March   [Box 29 F13] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

NAACP black history and Edward Loper, Sr. calendars , 1985, 2003-2004   [Box 45 F14]

Heritage calendar , 1997   [Box 29 F15] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Series III.V. Family and Friends , 1917-2007

Series V. consists material relating to relatives and friends of Littleton and Jane Mitchell. It contains items belonging to Littleton Vann and Helen Mitchell, the parents of Littleton. Included is a photocopy of a diary kept by Littleton Vann Mitchell during his service in World War I as well as biographical information, a daily minder, obituary and other information relating to Helen Mitchell. Littleton and Jane Mitchell's son Philip Vann Mitchell is also represented in the series by school play programs, material related to hobbies, and cards (birthday and postcard) sent to him. Several members of Littleton Mitchell's family including his grandmother Sarah, mother Helen, and sister Phyllis played musical instruments. Helen played professionally as a church organist. The series contains music sheets and instrument lessons belonging to various family members. Also included are cards from family and friends and material relating to the Mitchells' 25th wedding anniversary in 1968.

Subseries III.V.A. Helen and Littleton Vann Mitchell , 1923-1989

Photocopy of Littleton Vann Mitchell's World War I diary , undated   [Box 29 F16]

Littleton Vann Mitchell- letter from US Veteran's Bureau , 1923 January 23   [Box 29 F17]

Letter regarding veteran's compensation.

Poster for play sponsored by Helen Mitchell , 1940   [Box 45 F18]

Helen Mitchell daily minder , 1963   [Box 29 F19]

<title>News Journal</title> article featuring Helen Mitchell , 1989 July 1   [Box 29 F20]

The article discusses Helen Mitchell's career as a church organist.

Helen Ann Purnell Mitchell obituary , 1989 October 19   [Box 29 F21]

Subseries III.V.B. Philip Mitchell , 1960-circa 1980s

Philip Mitchell certificate- Christ Episcopal Church , 1965 July 1   [Box 29 F22]

Certificate "for regular attendance and faithful work."

Philip Mitchell clarinet lesson sheets , 1960   [Box 29 F23]

Philip Mitchell high school and college concert/play programs , 1970s   [Box 29 F24]

Philip Mitchell NRA rifle target sheets , 1973   [Box 29 F25]

Cards and postcards to Philip Mitchell , circa 1980s   [Box 29 F26]

Birthday cards and postcards from Littleton and Jane Mitchell.

Subseries III.V.C. Other family , 1917-2007

Music sheets- Answer Mr. Wilson's Call , 1917   [Box 45 F27]

Patriotic music from the World War I era.

Phyllis Mitchell piano lessons and music sheets , 1921-1928   [Box 29 F28]

5-Minute Guaranteed Ukulele course , 1927   [Box 45 F29]

Piano Lessons by Mail for Sarah Mitchell (Grandmother) , 1928   [Box 29 F30]

Music lessons- Piano and Guitar , circa 1920s   [Box 29 F31]

Estate settlement of Sarah Catherine Mitchell (Grandmother) , 1932   [Box 29 F32]

Correspondence from relatives , 1967, 1991-2007   [Box 29 F33]

Article on Kathleen Watson (Niece) , 1996   [Box 29 F34]

Subseries III.V.D. Cards , circa 1960-2006

From family and friends , circa 1960-2006   [Box 29 F35]

25th wedding anniversary , 1968   [Box 29 F36]

From Jane and Helen Mitchell , undated   [Box 29 F37]

From Philip Mitchell , undated   [Box 29 F38]

From Delaware politicians , undated   [Box 29 F39]

Cards from the Markel, Carper, and Biden families.

Series III.VI. Mitchell domestic material , 1936-1986

Series VI. Mitchell Domestic Material consists material relating to home improvement and the personal lives of the Mitchells. It contains selected receipts for furniture purchased in 1943 as well as material relating to alterations made to the Mitchells' Delaware City home. There are instruction manuals for home appliances and clippings of advertisements for home improvements. This series also contains other domestic material including miscellaneous publications belonging to the Mitchell family, correspondence relating to job opportunities, invoices and correspondence relating to an import business, and receipts for a 4-H Club broiler chicken raising project.

Subseries III.VI.A. Home improvement , 1943-1975

Receipts for furniture and car purchase , 1943, 1949   [Box 29 F40]

Contains a receipt for the purchase of furniture and the purchase of a 1949 Mercury 4 door car.

Domestic appliance instruction manuals , 1950s-1960s   [Box 29 F41]

Contains instruction manuals to a sewing machine, dish washer, and televisions.

Boat ramp and pier and tile laying instructions , circa 1958   [Box 29 F42]

Blueprints of alterations to Mitchell residence , 1969   [Box 29 F43]

Home improvement receipts and blueprints , 1961-1962, 1975   [Box 29 F44]

Custom-built homes portfolio , undated   [Box 45 F45]

Home improvement advertisement clippings , undated   [Box 29 F46]

Clippings from magazines featuring furniture and homes.

S.E. Ledger , 1958-1959   [Box 29 F46b]

A bound ledger containing purchases for the Mitchells' Delaware City property, rent received, and mail orders received through Mail Order Associates, Pleasantville, New Jersey.

Subseries III.VI.B. Miscellaneous publications and correspondence , 1936-1986

Thrilling Moments in Thrilling Lives , 1936   [Box 29 F47]

Delaware Beach Week program , 1974   [Box 29 F48]

Caroling on the Circle program , 1986 December 14   [Box 29 F49]

Lit and Jane accounts and receipts , 1943, 1946   [Box 29 F50]

Coursework regarding radio broadcasting , circa 1950   [Box 29 F51]

Contains notes on Social Aspects of Broadcasting and radio console operating instructions.

Correspondence seeking job opportunities and material regarding import business , 1951-1959   [Box 29 F52]

Contains correspondence related to Littleton Mitchell's (unsuccessfully) pursuit of employment opportunities in the 1950s at a variety of institutions including Delaware organizations, the Federal government, the United Nations, and overseas Army posts. Also included is correspondence from export businesses in foreign countries (Mexico, Egypt, and Thailand) regarding purchases made for a possible import business.

4-H Broiler Chicken raising project , 1970-1976   [Box 29 F53]

Correspondence and receipts for chickens, incubators, and other items related to Littleton Mitchell's raising of broiler chickens for a New Castle County 4-H Club project. K253

Nuclear power plant disaster evacuation routes , undated   [Box 29 F54]

Littleton Mitchell was a Certified Radiological Monitor. This map shows evacuation routes in the event of a nuclear disaster at Salem Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey.

Delaware Civil Defense Training School and volunteer fire fighting certificates , 1956-1969   [Box 29 F55]

Contains certificates award to Littleton Mitchell for completing a course in fire fighting, radiological monitoring, and the "I. & E. O. R." course.

Delaware City history pamphlets , undated   [Box 29 F56]

Series III.VII. Citations and awards , 1974-2009

Series VII. consists of citations and awards received by Littleton and Jane Mitchell from the 1970s until 2009. The series is organized chronologically and by individual.

Subseries III.VII.A. Littleton Mitchell , 1974-2009

NAACP Delaware State Conference, Blue Hen Award , 1974   [Box 30 F1]

NAACP Wilmington Branch, State President, plaque , 1978 January 14   [Box 37 F2]

City of Dover plaque , 1978 January 14   [Box 30 F3]

NAACP, Thalheimer Publications Award , 1978 July 7   [Box 30 F4]

West Chester State College Alumni Association, Distinguished Alumnus Award , 1979 May 5   [Box 37 F5]

Federal Credit Union, 1st Vice President, plaque , 1972 September 1 - 1980 February 24   [Box 30 F6]

Delaware State Human Relations Commission, NAACP Appreciation Award , 1982   [Box 30 F7]

NAACP, Plus 3 Membership Award , 1984   [Box 30 F7b]

NAACP, Merit Award , 1984 February 12   [Box 30 F8]

Delaware State Education Association, Recognition plaque , 1985 May 22   [Box 30 F9]

Chivalric Club, Community Service Award , 1986 May 24   [Box 44 F10]

University of Delaware, Medal of Merit , 1993 August 31   [Box 30 F11]

Includes newsclipping.

Urban Bankers of Delaware, Community Service Award , 2000   [Box 30 F12]

Wilmington Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Recognition award , 2000 February 19   [Box 30 F13]

Stone Square Lodge, Recognition Award , 2001 February 3   [Box 30 F14]

United States Postal Service, plaque , 2001 February 25   [Box 30 F15]

Spice of Life Foundation, Recognition Award , 2001 June 7   [Box 31 F16]

NAACP Central Delaware Branch, Award of Recognition , 2001 October 6   [Box 31 F17]

The Frederick Douglass Society of West Chester University, "Drum Major for Justice" Award , 2003 January 20   [Box 31 F18]

Delaware State Bar Association, Liberty Bell Award , 2004   [Box 31 F19]

American Legion Post 13, Congressional Gold Medal , 2007 December 7   [Box 31 F20]

Newark Delaware Branch of the NAACP, Jane Mitchell Membership Award , 2008 September 27   [Box 31 F21]

Council of the City of Wilmington and 1989 Civil Rights Commemorative Commission, Freedom Award , 1989 June 26   [Box 33 F22]

Grand Lodge of Delaware, Recognition Award , 2004   [Box 33 F23]

The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware, Leadership Award , 1994 October 19   [Box 32 F24]

Banneker Award , 2004 October 23   [Box 32 F25]

AARP, Community Service Award , 2008   [Box 32 F26]

NAACP, Service Award , 1992   [Box 32 F27]

Paul Lawrence Dunbar Lodge and Pocahontas Temple, Recognition Award , 1992 June 23   [Box 32 F28]

Delaware Center For Justice, "Exemplar of Justice" Award , 2006   [Box 35 F29]

Delaware Alliance, Volunteer Award , 2004   [Box 35 F30]

Delaware State Police, Recognition Award , 2004   [Box 36 F31]

Certificates of Appreciation and Awards , 1961-2009   [Box 38 F32]

Photocopies of Award Plaques , 1973-2000   [Box 38 F33]

Brandywine Professional Association award material , 1983   [Box 38 F34]

City of Louisville, Honorary Citizen of Louisville , 1979   [Box 45 F34b]

Delaware Humanities Forum, Joseph P. Del Tufo Award for Distinguished Service to the Humanities , 1999   [Box 45 F34c]

Subseries III.VII.B. Jane Mitchell , 1988-2005

Howard High School, Women's Hall of Fame plaque , 1988 March 24   [Box 31 F35]

State of Delaware, Hall of Fame of Delaware Women , 1988 March 24   [Box 38 F35b]

Delaware Public Health Association, Appreciation Award , 1991 October   [Box 31 F36]

NAACP, Woman of Distinction Award , 1993 April 3   [Box 31 F37]

Newark Delaware Branch of the NAACP, Lifetime Community Service Award , 1995 August 19   [Box 31 F38]

Chi Eta Phi Sorority Tau Eta Chapter, "Woman of the Year" award , 1996 October 5   [Box 31 F39]

African American Culture Committee, Appreciation Award , 1997 February 26   [Box 31 F40]

University of Delaware, Alumni Wall of Fame , 1988 May 15   [Box 38 F40b]

State of Delaware Office of the Governor, Memoriam , 2004 November 17   [Box 31 F41]

Newark Delaware Branch of the NAACP, Membership Award , 2005 June 18   [Box 31 F42]

University of Delaware, Merit Award , 1980 October 23   [Box 33 F43]

Bill Frank, Heroes Award , 2000   [Box 32 F44]

State of Delaware, Celebrating the Dedication of the Jane E. Mitchell Building , 1998 December 14   [Box 31 F45] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Jane- Certificates of Appreciation and Awards , 1985-2004   [Box 30 F46]

Series III.VIII. Ephemera and realia , 1944-2009

Series VIII. Ephemera and Realia contains items and artifacts collected by Littleton and Jane Mitchell throughout their lives. Items include medals, nametags, souvenirs, pins, and caps received as gifts and collected by the Mitchells during various events such as NAACP conventions. The series also includes a significant amount of buttons, both attached large fabric sashes and arranged by theme (politics, businesses, healthcare, etc.).

Subseries III.VIII.A. Littleton Mitchell , 1944-2002

Pouch of Miscellaneous Items , undated   [Box 32 F1]

Carper-Minner Inauguration Plaques , 1993   [Box 36 F2]

Cufflinks Box , undated   [Box 36 F3]

Roy Wilkins Commemorative Medal (two) , 1977   [Box 36 F4]

NAACP Baseball Caps , undated   [Box 34 F5]

NAACP Bucket Hat , undated   [Box 34 F6]

Handmade Mug , undated   [Box 34 F7]

Littleton Vann Mitchell WWI Military Ribbon and transportation tokens , circa 1918   [Box 34 F8]

Contains service ribbon and medal awarded to Littleton Vann Mitchell for service in France during WWI. Also contains New York City transportation tokens.

Lit Mitchell WWII Military ribbons , circa 1945   [Box 34 F8b]

Contains American Campaign Military Ribbon and Good Conduct Ribbon

LPM track medals , 1930s   [Box 34 F8c]

Contains various track relay medals awarded to Lit Mitchell in the 1930s.

Container of Pins , undated   [Box 34 F9]

Cloth Banner , 1983   [Box 34 F10]

Delaware and National Republican Party Membership Cards , 1989-2002   [Box 38 F11]

Assorted Membership Cards , undated   [Box 38 F12]

50th Anniversary Gift , 1993 January 16   [Box 38 F13]

Sports Medals- Swimming and Relay , 1958   [Box 38 F14]

Classroom Bill of Rights , 1944   [Box 45 F15]

Inscribed Poem from Colonial Williamsburg , undated   [Box 38 F16]

Currency Reproduction- Confederate States of America, Iceland, Brazil , undated   [Box 38 F17]

NAACP MLK Souvenir Fan , 1988   [Box 38 F18]

UAW Anti-Apartheid/Shell Bumper Sticker , undated   [Box 38 F19]

State Teacher's College Button , circa 1948   [Box 38 F20]

West Chester University 55th Anniversary Class Pendant , undated   [Box 38 F21]

Montreal Olympics Flag , 1976   [Box 45 F22]

NAACP Medals and Flag , 1992   [Box 38 F23]

Supplement to the Philadelphia Inquirer- Image of Pope John Paul II , 1978 October 22   [Box 38 F24]

Klu Klux Klan stationary , undated   [Box 38 F25]

Subseries III.VIII.B. Jane Mitchell , 1975-2000

Handmade Ashtray , 1979   [Box 36 F26]

Jefferson Hospital Volunteer Patches , undated   [Box 38 F27]

Gift Watch- Lit and Philip Mitchell to Jane , 1975   [Box 38 F28]

Daughters of Isis parchment , 2000   [Box 38 F29]

Illustrated parchment from the Daughters of Isis, a female Masonic society.

Desk Name Plaque , undated   [Box 34 F30]

Subseries III.VIII.C. Buttons and nametags , 1970s-2009

Fabric Sash with Buttons (I) , undated   [Box 41 F31] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Fabric Sash with Buttons (I) , undated   [Box 41 F32] (Removed to Spec mapcase)

Buttons- NAACP , 1985-1998   [Box 41 F33]

Buttons- Businesses and Labor , circa 1990s   [Box 41 F34]

Buttons- Businesses and Labor , circa 1990s   [Box 41 F35]

Buttons- Policy and Government Organizations , circa 1990s   [Box 41 F36]

Buttons- Healthcare Organizations , undated   [Box 42 F37]

Buttons- Miscellaneous , undated   [Box 42 F38]

Buttons- Seasonal and Travel , 1980s-1990s   [Box 42 F39]

Buttons- Delaware , 1970s-1990s   [Box 43 F40]

Buttons- Politics , 2000-2009   [Box 43 F41]

Buttons- Politics and Miscellaneous , undated   [Box 43 F42]

Buttons- Healthcare , undated   [Box 43 F43]

Nametags and NAACP Voting cards- Lit Mitchell , undated   [Box 44 F44]

Nametags and NAACP Voting cards- Jane Mitchell , undated   [Box 44 F45]

NAACP Tickets and Ephemera , undated   [Box 44 F46]

Subseries III.VIII.D. Political ephemera , 1968-1988

JFK prayer card and image , undated   [Box 38 F47]

Robert F. Kennedy for President ephemera , 1968   [Box 38 F48]

1984 Democratic Sample Ballot , 1984   [Box 38 F49]

Mike Dukakis for President bumper sticker , 1988   [Box 38 F50]

Series III.IX. Media

Series IX. Media contains VHS tapes, audiocassettes, film reels, and other media related to black history, events attended by the Mitchells, family vacations, and other material of general interest to Littleton and Jane.

Subseries III.IX.A. VHS tapes

Eyes on the Prize , undated   [Box 40 F1]

Ernestine and Philip wedding , 1987 June 13   [Box 40 F2]

Philip Mitchell's wedding.

Separate and Equal, Sid Poitier , undated   [Box 40 F3]

Hanby Junior High School- "Remember the Battle for Freedom" , undated   [Box 40 F4]

Interview with Jane and Lit

Black Brigade , undated   [Box 40 F5]

1st Night Wilmington Happy New Year! From WHYY , undated   [Box 40 F6]

Delaware Tonight , 2003 February 21   [Box 40 F7]

WHYY production

Building a Better Health Care System , undated   [Box 40 F8]

NAACP Life Membership Awards , 1991   [Box 40 F9]

Jane's 1938 Howard High 50th anniversary reunion , 1988 July 23   [Box 40 F10]

Bullfight- La Fiesta Brava , 1996   [Box 40 F11]

Given to Lit by Robert J. Kraph, Esq. at Humanities Forum meeting in Lewes, Delaware, on 11-16-96

Citizen Barnes   [Box 40 F12]

The Siege of Wilmington, Motown 30 , 1989-1990   [Box 40 F13]

50th anniversary surprise dinner for Jane and Lit and surprise dinner at U. of D. Blue and Gold Club , 1993   [Box 40 F14]

Taken by Judy Taylor

Ray Charles tribute, Profile of Duke Ellington, Dancing Man Peg Leg Bates , undated   [Box 40 F15]

Edward L. Loper: Prophet of Color , undated   [Box 40 F16]

Jane E. Mitchell building dedication, Wall of Fame UD , 1998   [Box 40 F17]

Wall of Fame induction University of Delaware Mrs. Jane Mitchell , 1998 May 15   [Box 40 F18]

Muddy Waters , undated   [Box 40 F19]

Watson Family reunion , 1990 July    [Box 40 F20]

Tuskegee Airmen , 1995   [Box 40 F21]

Tuskegee Airmen presentation by Lit , 1998 February 20   [Box 40 F22]

From the Delaware Historical Society

Music and Barnes , undated   [Box 40 F23]

Conversation with Jane Mitchell African American nurse , undated   [Box 40 F24]

Lit Mitchell- talk on Banneker School , undated   [Box 40 F25]

Brown v. Board of Education: The Delaware Story Delaware Tonight Special Presentation , 2004 April 23   [Box 40 F26]

The HistoryMakers interview with Littleton Mitchell- Part 1 , 2005   [Box 40 F27]

The HistoryMakers interview with Littleton Mitchell- Part 2 , 2005   [Box 40 F28]

A separate Place (The Schools P.S. Du Pont Built) , undated   [Box 40 F29]

In Pursuit of Freedom and Equality- Brown vs. The Board of Education of Topeka , undated   [Box 40 F30]

Subseries III.IX.B. Audiocassettes

Lit's last speech to State NAACP , 1991 December 7   [Box 46 F1]

NAACP committee meeting , 1989 January 4   [Box 46 F2]

Wilmington NAACP meeting , undated   [Box 46 F3]

NAACP meeting , 1988 July 22   [Box 46 F4]

NAACP meeting , 1988 July 22   [Box 46 F5]

Wilmington Branch "problem meeting" Lit Mitchell- chair , undated   [Box 46 F6]

NAACP Dover , undated   [Box 46 F7]

Interview at the National NAACP , undated   [Box 46 F8]

Come Join Us and Sing This Song (NAACP) , 1983   [Box 46 F9]

Jane, Lauderback and nurse on drug abuse , undated   [Box 46 F10]

Interview- 96th birthday for Louis L. Redding at nursing home- Lima, Pennsylvania , 1997 October 25   [Box 46 F11]

The interview is conducted by Littleton Mitchell.

Lit Mitchell interview , undated   [Box 46 F12]

Lit talking to Annie Wollard- Tuskegee , undated   [Box 46 F13]

Flying Home- Lionel Hampton for Tuskegee Airmen , undated   [Box 46 F14]

Jane and Lit interview on WILM , undated   [Box 46 F15]

From Whence We Came- A Salute to African American Women of Triumph , undated   [Box 46 F16]

Presented by Allstate Insurance Company

It Wasn't Easy , undated   [Box 46 F17]

Produced by Julia Singer Associates for the NAACP special contribution fund

Wilson Educational cassettes- The Black Man's Struggle , 1968   [Box 46 F18]

A nine part series of social studies cassettes produced by the H. Wilson Corporation covering black history from 1619 to the 1960s.

Subseries III.IX.C. Film reels, tape reels, and phonograph records

Wilson and Mitchells on vacation , 1954   [Box 47 F1]

Assorted short films , undated   [Box 47 F2]

Features several short films including "Midget Car Maniacs," "Skin Diving," "Willie and Joe Up Front," "The Three Musketeers," and "Hot Rod Hucksters."

Two reels- Philip Mitchell and vacation , undated   [Box 47 F3]

One reel features a movie, presumably made by Lit Mitchell, titled "Or Philip the Quiet One," about Philip Mitchell as a child. The other film reel features the Mitchells on vacation.

Mt. Snow , 1956   [Box 47 F4]

Canada Winter 1954 Spring 1955 , 1954-1955   [Box 47 F5]

Winter Canada , 1956-1957   [Box 47 F6]

Jane's travels (Washington) , undated   [Box 47 F7]

Grafton , undated   [Box 47 F8]

Mexican Trip- Mexico City, Taxco, Acapulco , 1970   [Box 47 F9]

Miscellaneous scenes, mother and Milford people, snow scenes at GBHC , undated   [Box 47 F10]

The Huffless Puffless Dragon , 1964   [Box 47 F11]

An animated anti-smoking presentation produced by the American Cancer Society

Xmas program at Gov. Bacon, chicken program , undated   [Box 47 F12]

16 mm film , undated   [Box 47 F13]

Two unidentified 16 mm film reels.

Audio tape reels , undated   [Box 47 F14]

Four unidentified audio tape reels.

Audio tape reels , undated   [Box 47 F15]

An audio tape containing two tracks labeled "Burglar" and "Embezzler"

Adventures in Negro History- Vol II: The Frederick Douglass Years , 1966   [Box 47 F16] (Removed to Spec Media removals)

A commentary on abolitionist Frederick Douglass by John Hope Franklin, Professor of American History, University of Chicago. Vinyl record.

The Voice of Your Man in Service , circa 1943   [Box 47 F17]

This small phonograph record was produced "courtesy of Pepsi Cola" and features a very short voice message from Lit Mitchell to Jane Mitchell while he was serving at Tuskegee Air Force Base. Lit expresses his love for Jane and says he misses her.

Voice-O-Graph recording disc , circa 1943   [Box 47 F18]

This "Voice-O-Graph" phonograph voice letter features an approximately 55 second-long message from Lit Mitchell to Jane Mitchell, recorded while he was serving in the military. On the record Mitchell sings a song about his love for Jane and recites a short, yet colorful poem. The message was recorded on Market St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Series III.X. Books

Series X. Books contains books belonging to the Mitchell family. The first subseries contains books on bullfighting, a topic that fascinated Littleton Mitchell throughout his life. The second subseries contains books on a variety of topics including Masonic Rituals and religion.

Subseries III.X.A. Bullfighting books

Gates of Fear , 1957   [Box 39 F1]

Bullfight , 1958   [Box 39 F2]

Barnaby Conrad's Encyclopedia of Bullfighting , 1961   [Box 39 F3]

Bulls and Bullfighting , 1966   [Box 39 F4]

The Complete Aficionado , 1967   [Box 39 F5]

How to Fight a Bull , 1968   [Box 39 F6]

The World of Bullfighting , 1971   [Box 39 F7]

Today's Bullfight , undated   [Box 39 F8]

Subseries III.X.B. Other books

Saint Joseph Sunday Missal , 1953   [Box 39 F9]

This Roman Catholic missal belonged to Sara Watson Crisfield.

The Book of Mormon , 1920   [Box 39 F10]

Features a handwritten list of names belonging to the "Utah Centennial Chorus" and the inscription "with kind regards to Governor Walter Bacon of the State of Delaware" dated 5 February 1948. The book also includes a pamphlet titled "What the 'Mormons' Believe."

"Lux Fiat" A Ritual of the… , undated   [Box 39 F11]

This book of Masonic rituals belonged to Littleton Mitchell.

Handbook for Scoutmasters , 1947   [Box 39 F12]

General and Inorganic Chemistry , 1939   [Box 39 F13]

The book belonged to Phyllis Mitchell, sister of Littleton, in 1942 and features handwritten notes, lists of books read or to read, quotes, and a grades received in various school courses.