DEVORE-MITCHELL, OPHELIA, 1922-
Ophelia Devore-Mitchell papers

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/c9jd9


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Devore-Mitchell, Ophelia, 1922-
Title: Ophelia Devore-Mitchell papers
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1224
Extent:109 linear ft. (109 boxes), 4 oversized papers (OP), 1 extra-oversized paper, and 11 oversized bound volumes (OBV)
Abstract:Papers of Ophelia Devore-Mitchell, an African American model and businesswoman including correspondence, professional papers, publicity materials, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact MARBL in advance for access to this material.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2012.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Ophelia Devore-Mitchell papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell (1922-), African American model and business woman, was born in Edgefield, South Carolina or August 12, 1922. Her parents were John Walter DeVore, who was of German and French descent, and Mary Emma Strother, of Native American and African American heritage. In 1933, DeVore was sent to New York City to live with her aunt and complete her education. She graduated from Hunter College High School and attended New York University.

DeVore began modeling in 1938 at the age of 16 and worked primarily for Ebony magazine. In 1941 she married Harold Carter, with whom she had five children. The couple eventually divorced. In 1946, she and four friends co-founded Grace del Marco Models, which represented such notable figures as Diahann Carroll, Richard Roundtree, Cicely Tyson and Helen Williams. The agency sought to encourage media to portray African-Americans in non-stereotypical ways.

DeVore married publisher Vernon Mitchell in 1968. He passed away in 1972, but she continues to operate his newspaper, the Columbus Times.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of African American model and business woman Ophelia DeVore Mitchell, including correspondence, professional papers, publicity materials, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material. Correspondence includes both professional and personal correspondence. Professional papers include materials relating to Grace del Marco Models, Ophelia DeVore Associates, Inc., Ophelia DeVore Cosmetics, the Ophelia DeVore School of Self-Development and Modeling, the Columbus Times, and various community programs in which DeVore is involved. Publicity materials include scrapbooks and photographs.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.



Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Professional and publicity files
2 - Professional and publicity files
3 - Professional and publicity files
4 - Professional and publicity files
5 - Professional and publicity files
6 - Professional and publicity files
7 - Professional and publicity files
8 - Professional and publicity files
9 - Professional and publicity files
10 - Professional and publicity files
11 - Professional and publicity files
12 - Professional and publicity files
13 - Professional and publicity files
14 - Professional and publicity files
15 - Professional and publicity files
16 - Professional and publicity files
17 - Professional and publicity files
18 - Professional and publicity files
19 - Professional and publicity files
20 - Professional and publicity files
21 - Professional and publicity files
22 - Professional and publicity files
23 - Professional and publicity files
24 - Professional and publicity files
25 - Professional and publicity files
26 - Professional and publicity files
27 - Professional and publicity files
28 - Professional and publicity files
29 - Professional and publicity files
30 - Professional and publicity files
31 - Professional and publicity files
32 - Professional and publicity files
33 - Professional and publicity files
34 - Professional and publicity files
35 - Professional and publicity files
36 - Professional and publicity files
37 - Professional and publicity files
38 - Professional and publicity files
39 - Professional and publicity files
40 - Professional and publicity files
41 - Professional and publicity files
42 - Professional and publicity files
43 - Professional and publicity files
44 - Professional and publicity files
45 - Professional and publicity files
46 - Professional and publicity files
47 - Professional and publicity files
48 - Professional and publicity files
49 - Professional and publicity files
50 - Professional and publicity files
51 - Professional and publicity files
52 - Professional and publicity files
53 - Professional and publicity files
54 - Professional and publicity files
55 - Professional and publicity files
56 - Professional and publicity files
57 - Professional and publicity files
58 - Professional and publicity files
59 - Professional and publicity files
60 - Professional and publicity files
61 - Professional and publicity files
62 - Professional and publicity files
63 - Professional and publicity files
64 - Professional and publicity files
65 - Professional and publicity files
66 - Professional and publicity files
67 - Professional and publicity files
68 - Professional and publicity files
69 - Professional and publicity files
70 - Professional and publicity files
71 - Professional and publicity files
72 - Professional and publicity files
73 - Professional and publicity files
74 - Professional and publicity files
75 - Professional and publicity files
76 - Professional and publicity files
77 - Professional and publicity files
78 - Professional and publicity files
79 - Professional and publicity files
80 - Professional and publicity files
81 - Professional and publicity files
82 - Professional and publicity files
83 - Professional and publicity files
84 - Professional and publicity files
85 - Correspondence
86 - Correspondence
87 - Correspondence
87 - DeVore School Child Development Program, Jackie Wellington and David Gardner interviewed by Les Campbell, WLIB News, August 7, 1967
88 - Correspondence
89 - Printed material
90 - Printed material
91 - Certificates and awards
92 - Audiovisual material
93 - Audiovisual material
94 - Audiovisual material
95 - Audiovisual material
95 - The Ophelia DeVore Show: Miss New Decade, with Camille Petty and Debbie Reese, featuring Willie Slaughter, Sarah Lopez, Iris Griffin, Peggy Wilson, and Doris Robinson
95 - The Ophelia DeVore Show, with Camille Petty and Larry Desmond, featuring Kermit Edy, Jimmy Carter, Gail Carter, and LaJuan Carter
96 - Audiovisual material
97 - Audiovisual material
98 - Audiovisual material
99 - Audiovisual material
100 - Audiovisual material
101 - Audiovisual material
101 - Minister Louis Farrakhan and Mayor Maynard Jackson, NBL Convention, 1974
102 - Audiovisual material
103 - Audiovisual material
104 - Audiovisual material
105 - Audiovisual material
106 - Audiovisual material
107 - Audiovisual material
108 - Audiovisual material
109 - Audiovisual material
OP1-4 Printed material and photographs
XOP1 - Poster
OBV1-11 Scrapbooks and portfolios
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