Bruce Handiside Mitchell papers

Collection ID:
Mitchell, Bruce Handiside, 1908-1963
1932-1965 and [undated]
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(on 3 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; photographs; drawings; a typescript; lyrics; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 110: Correspondence; photos; drawings; publications; and clippings. Most of the correspondence is with Mitchell's wife and his mother; letters from the war period and thereafter describe his activities as an Army artist and college art teacher.
Scope and Contents
REEL 324: Letters received, 1943-1965, mostly from the War Department regarding his service as an artist war correspondent in World War II; a typescript of "Requiem for Fats" (Fats Navarro) by Mitchell; lyrics for two songs by Mitchell; photographs of his paintings and of himself; 1 sketch; a curriculum vitae; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1874: 15 photographs of Bruce Mitchell, his friends and work, including photographs of Mitchell painting jazz musicians as they perform.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Army artist, landscape painter, teacher.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 110, 324 & 1874 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1964-1972 by Olivia Dehn Mitchell, widow of Bruce Handiside Mitchell.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art and war Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navarro, Fats, d. 1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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