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Papers of Dr. James Clyde Mitchell


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The papers comprise: Official correspondence and minutes of meetings relating to administration of the Rhodes Livingstone Institute, 1946-55; Correspondence with other members of the R.L.I. 1946-61; Research papers and reports on work carried out at the R.L.I., 1933-61; Field notes and working papers on research among the Yao people in Nyasaland, 1944-9; Field notes on research among the Yao, 1946-52; Research papers and field notes on surveys carried out in Northern Rhodesia, 1934-76 and; Research notes on a survey carried out by Mitchell in Southern Rhodesia, 1957-60.


  • Creation: 1933-76


3.75 Linear metres (28 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Africa s. 1998 box 1, fols. 1-2]

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Afr. s. 1998 boxes 1-28

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3315


Academic Papers of Dr. James Clyde Mitchell (1918-95)

Biographical / Historical

Dr. James Clyde Mitchell (1918-95) was Director of the Rhodes Livingstone Institute (1952-5), Professor of African Studies and Sociology at the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1955-65), Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Manchester (1966-73) and Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford (1973-85). For more information see Who Was Who.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated by Dr James Clyde Mitchell.

Catalogue of the papers of Dr. James Clyde Mitchell, 1934-76
EAD version 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom