Abstract: Maurice B. Mitchell (1915-1996) served as the thirteenth Chancellor of the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado from 1967 to 1978. During his tenure he established the annual Publishing Institute and oversaw the construction of several buildings such as Penrose Library and the Shwayder Art Building. While he was Chancellor, Woodstock West, a student protest against the Vietnam War, was resolved. Prior to his arrival at the University, Mitchell was President of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Mitchell, Maurice B.,--1915-1996
Born in New York City on Feb. 9, 1915, Maurice Mitchell attended New York University and began his career in advertising working for the New York Times in 1935. He also served as advertising director and managing editor of the Gouverneur Tribune Press (NY). From that position, he continued working as advertising director for three upstate New York daily papers. After his service with the Army Tank Corps in World War II, Mitchell’s interest in communications turned to the electronic field. Mitchell joined the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) as manager of the Washington, D.C. Station, WTOP. In 1948, he assumed an executive position with the National Association of Broadcasters and in 1950 joined the Muzak Corporation as vice-president. His success in that post led to his selection as President of Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc., in 1962. Through his job at the National Association of Broadcasters, Mitchell taught several summer seminars (1948-1950) in broadcasting and communications management at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. He resigned in 1967 to become Chancellor of the University of Denver.
Arrangement and Organization:
The collection is arranged into nine series:+/-
1. Inaugural Memoirs, 1963.+/-
2. Office Papers, 1940-1982.+/-
3. Correspondence, 1967-1979.+/-
4. Speeches, 1966-1978.+/-
5. Newspaper Clippings, 1967-1996.+/-
6. Photographs, 1957-1978.+/-
7. Student Protests, 1968-1970.+/-
8. Scrapbooks, 1973-1976.+/-
9. Kynewisboks, 1967-1977.
Scope and Content:
The Maurice B. Mitchell papers span 1940 to 1996. Mitchell served as Chancellor of the University of Denver from 1967-1978, and the bulk of the materials reflect this period. The papers contain correspondence, meeting minutes, programs, publications, speech transcripts, university student newspapers, university yearbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, floor plans and scrapbooks.
17 - linear feet, 17 boxes
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