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Lucy Sprague Mitchell papers, 1878-1967

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0884
Bib ID 4079116 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Mitchell, Lucy Sprague, 1878-1967
Title Lucy Sprague Mitchell papers, 1878-1967
Physical Description 34 boxes (33 boxes and one oversized item in a flat box)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-32. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged and arranged.

Description

Summary

Mitchell's corrected manuscripts and correspondence and notes pertaining to them. Personal correspondence, including some with her husband, Wesley Clair Mitchell, forms only a small part of the collection. Also, notes and letters related to various projects in which she was involved and two boxes of photographs and drawings.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-32. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lucy Sprague Mitchell papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material-- at Columbia

Reminiscences of Lucy Sprague Mitchell : oral history, 1960, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-03-18 EAD container listed added to finding aid. CCR.

Subject Headings

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"CUL Collections:"
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Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
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Bank Street College of Education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children's literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Education -- Experimental methods Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Education -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Educators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mitchell, Wesley C (Wesley Clair), 1874-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Educator, author. Mitchell was a prominent advocate of experimental education, founder of the Bank Street College of Education, and author of numerous books for children.

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Papers, 1878-1967



Box 1 Catalogued Correspondnce & Miscellaneous Personal Letters


Box 1 Letters from L.S. Mitchell to friends


Box 1 Book about Asia Mss, Parts of a diary


Box 1 Our Children and Our Schools--Letters to L.S. Mitchell


Box 1 Ford Foundation correspondence


Box 1 Heath & Company correspondence


Box 1 Correspondence with Paul J. Misner


Box 1 Correspondence with Agnes Snyder


Box 1 Correspondence with Blanche Kent Verbeck



Box 2 Folder 1 Sprague Children's Letters


Box 2 Folder 2 Childhood--Mother's album


Box 2 Folder 3 L.S. Mitchell


Box 2 Folder 4 Diary in Europe


Box 2 Folder 5 Mitchell children


Correspondence



Box 3 Folder 1 To W.C. Mitchell, 1909-1912


Box 3 Folder 2 From W.C. Mitchell, pre-marriage


Box 3 Folder 3 Engagement congratulations


Box 3 Folder 4 Family Letters


Box 3 Folder 5 Sympathy letters at husband's death



Box 4 Folder 1 Wesley C. Mitchell


Box 4 Folder 2 Berkeley


Box 4 Folder 3 Material about L.S. Mitchell


Box 4 Folder 4 Personal letters (Bank Street)


Box 4 Folder 5 Bank Street (West Coast)


Box 4 Folder 6 Bank Street Trips


Box 4 Folder 7 Radio Talks


Box 4 Folder 8 Speeches, Introductions


Box 4 Folder 9 Book Reviews


Box 4 Folder 10 "Every Child" (a film)


Correspondence on Works



Box 5 Folder 1 Readers--Inter-author


Box 5 Folder 2 Readers--Miscellaneous


Box 5 Folder 3 My Country, 2 folders


Box 5 Folder 4 Believe & Make Believe


Box 5 Folder 5 Two Lives, 2 folders


Unublished Manuscripts



Box 6 Teacher's Education


Box 6 Atlas


Box 6 For Adults


Box 6 Stories for Children


Notes on


Box 6 Folder 1 Basal readers


Box 6 Folder 2 Reader IV


Box 6 Folder 3 Reader V & VI



Box 7 Folder 1 Vocabularies


Box 7 Folder 2 Criticisms from Heath, 1945


Box 7 Folder 3 About Language


Box 7 Folder 4 Sketches of children


Box 7 Folder 5 Public School Workshops


Box 7 Folder 6 Children's Remarks & Stories


Box 7 Folder 7 Reader technique & editorial policy


Box 7 Folder 8 Kindergarten diary & children's stories



Box 8 Folder 1 Notes on Conferences on 9-10 year olds


Box 8 Folder 2 Baby Institute notes


Box 8 Folder 3 Pamphlet Reprint Duplicates



Box 9 Folder 1 Social Studies Curriculum


Box 9 Folder 2 Children Here & Now--College Pamphlets


Box 9 Folder 3 Pamphlet Reprints


Box 9 Folder 4 Miscellaneous pamphlets, magazines, etc.



Box 10 Photographs



Box 11 Photographs


Box 11 Sketchbooks


Box 11 Bookplate sketches


Box 11 Map sketches



Box 12 Printed Materials

Includes Bibliography for L.S. Mitchell in Box 12.



Box 13 Printed Materials



Box 14 Printed Materials



Box 15 Manuscripts



Box 16 Manuscripts



Box 17 Manuscripts



Box 18 Manuscripts



Box 19 Manuscripts



Box 20 Manuscripts



Box 21 Manuscripts



Box 22 Manuscripts



Box 23 Manuscripts



Box 24 Manuscripts



Box 25 Manuscripts



Box 26 Notes on children and teaching techniques



Box 27 Notes on children and teaching techniques



Box 27A Notes on children and teaching techniques



Box 28 Folder 1 Letters to LSM after death of WCM, 2 folders


Box 28 Folder 2 List of persons at WCM Columbia Service


Box 28 Folder 3 Children stories, 1919-1923


Box 28 Folder 4 Family Letters--Oxford period, 1931-1932


Box 28 Folder 5 Correspondence, 1927-1951


Box 28 Folder 6 LSM Correspondence, 1953


Box 28 Folder 7 LSM Correspondence, 1957-1960


Box 28 Folder 8 Bank Street


Box 28 Folder 9 Poems to WCM


Box 28 Folder 10 Berkeley-Honorary Degree, 1958


Box 28 Folder 11 [Robin. Nov. 2, 1948], 1948



Box 29 Folder 1 Miscellaneous materials, 1958-1962


Box 29 Folder 2 Photographs


Box 29 Folder 3 Manuscripts



Box 30 Manuscripts



Box 31 Folder 1 WCM--early years


Box 31 Folder 2 Early letters of WCM


Box 31 Folder 3 WCM letters to LSM--Oxford period, 1914-1919, 1931-1932


Box 31 Folder 4 WCM to LSM, 1920-1922


Box 31 Folder 5 Letters to WCM & LSM, 1920s


Box 31 Folder 6 Letters to LSM & WCM to children, 1931-1932


Box 31 Folder 7 WCM letters to Beulah Chute


Box 31 Folder 8 Correspondence with Beulah Chute


Box 31 Folder 9 Miscellaneous WCM Correspondence


Box 31 Folder 10 Robert S. Lynd file



Box 32 Folder 1 Index of diaries (WCM) in California years


Box 32 Folder 2 Clippings


Box 32 Folder 3 Miscellaneous WCM & LSM correspondence, 1909-1955



Box Flat Box 336 Phonograph: Mitchell, Lucy Spague "This I Believe", 1954