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Bruce Handiside Mitchell papers, 1932-1965 and [undated]

Mitchell, Bruce Handiside, 1908-1963

Art teacher, Military officer, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence; photographs; drawings; a typescript; lyrics; and clippings.
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.
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.
REEL 1874: 15 photographs of Bruce Mitchell, his friends and work, including photographs of Mitchell painting jazz musicians as they perform.

Biographical/Historical Note

Army artist, landscape painter, teacher.


Donated 1964-1972 by Olivia Dehn Mitchell, widow of Bruce Handiside Mitchell.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 110, 324 & 1874 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Bruce Handiside Mitchell papers, 1932-1965 and [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.