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Additional papers of Dr. James Clyde Mitchell


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The papers comprise: Course and Lecture Notes, 1938-86; Working data and field notes from Copperbelt Study interviews, 1950-5; Working data and research notes 1932-83; and Reports, Papers and Addresses, 1944-81.

Many of the descriptions are based on titles written on the folders which originally contained the papers, now mainly removed.


  • Creation: 1932-86


6.3 Linear metres (42 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries of Commonwealth and African Studies [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Afr. s. 2486 box 1, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS Afr. s. 2486 Boxes 1-42

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 5637


Academic papers of Dr. James Clyde Mitchell

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.


Most material in each series is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Mrs Jean Mitchell, Feb. 1996 and Mar. 2003.

Related Materials

See also papers of Dr. James Clyde Mitchell, MSS Afr. s. 1998 boxes 1-28.

Catalogue of additional papers of Dr. James Clyde Mitchell, 1932-86
Finding aid prepared by Emma Hancox
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom