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Mitchell Collection Records 1903-1980

Summary Information

Records Title: Mitchell Collection Records
Dates: ca. 1903-1980
Volume: 1 box (1/3 cubic ft; 0.42 linear ft)
Location: Museum of Anthropology Archives

Historical/Biographical Information

Frances Pearle Mitchell (1863-1940) was a prominent local woman and 1879-80 graduate of Stephens College. In the early 1900s, she traveled the world and wrote travelogs about her experiences that appeared in the Columbia Daily Tribune. In the 1930s she donated to the Museum of Anthropology an assemblage of anthropological "curios" collected during her travels. The collection includes a wide variety of items collected from Asia, Africa, Europe, and Mexico, as well as Native American materials.

Scope and Content

The Mitchell Collection Records include copies of Mitchell's travelogs that appeared in the Columbia Daily Tribune in 1903 and 1904; Mitchell's original logbook for the artifact collection donated to the Museum; biographical information; and notes regarding background research conducted by Museum staff on Mitchell, her travels, and collections.

Container List

Box 1

FF1 Travelogs, 1903-04
FF2 Biographical Information and Collection Information
FF3 Collection Research and Notes

Frances Pearle Mitchell
Frances Pearle Mitchell