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

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Creator:
Mitchell, Bruce Handiside, 1908-1963
Subject:
Navarro, Fats
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.4 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
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.
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.
Citation:
Bruce Handiside Mitchell papers, 1932-1965 and [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 110, 324 & 1874 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Army artist, landscape painter, teacher.
Provenance:
Donated 1964-1972 by Olivia Dehn Mitchell, widow of Bruce Handiside Mitchell.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and war
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9055
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211247
AAA_collcode_mitcbruc
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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