Subseries 2.2
Personal papers, 1954-2006
Boxes 87-90 and 143-144; OP 1 and 3

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell's personal papers from 1954-2006, including awards and certificates, identification and membership cards, passports, financial records, and medical records. The subseries also includes legal records, such as the divorce decree from her marriage to Vernon Mitchell and the editorial reference file for DeVore v. Time. There are materials relating to DeVore's family, including planning files for a family reunion and the memorial service for DeVore's sister and business partner, Precola DeVore. Finally, there are several files documenting DeVore's attempts to donate her personal papers to a special collections library, including Duke University, Emory University, Harvard University, Yale University, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
87 6 Awards and certificates, 1954-1990
OP1 13 Awards and certificates, 1973-1990
OP1 14 Awards and certificates, 1992-1996
88 1 Credit and calling cards, 1973-1997
88 2 DeVore/Alexander/Strother/Thompson family reunion, 1984
88 3 DeVore, Precola, memorial, 1997
88 4 DeVore v. Time, editorial reference file, 1961-1969 [1 of 3]
88 5 DeVore v. Time, editorial reference file, 1961-1969 [2 of 3]
88 6 DeVore v. Time, editorial reference file, 1961-1969 [3 of 3]
88 7 DeVore-Mitchell, Ophelia, 80th birthday and family reunion, 2002
88 8 DeVore-Mitchell, Ophelia and Vernon Mitchell, divorce papers, 1969
88 9 Duke University, 2003-2005
89 1 Emory University, 2002-2006
89 2 Family estate planning, 1980
89 3 Harvard University, 2004-2006
89 4 Hunter College High School Alumnae/I Association, Inc., 1987-2002
89 5 Inspirational message, undated
89 6 Membership and identification cards, 1964-1995
89 7 Mitchell, Vernon, Hamilton Funds statement, 1982
89 8 Moore, Marie Ophelia Carter, "Spelman Girl," undated
89 9 Oxford Health Plans and Medicare Advantage, circa 1995-2001 [1 of 4]
89 10 Oxford Health Plans and Medicare Advantage, circa 1995-2001 [2 of 4]
89 11 Oxford Health Plans and Medicare Advantage, circa 1995-2001 [3 of 4]
90 1 Oxford Health Plans and Medicare Advantage, circa 1995-2001 [4 of 4]
90 2 Passports, 1959-1994
90 3 Personal loan, 1968
143 - Plaques, 1956-1983
144 - Plaques, 1984-2003
90 4 Queens County Savings Bank, 1946-1986
90 5 Receipts and memos, circa 1981-1995
90 6 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, collection donation guide, undated
OP3 1 Unidentified artist, Egyptian painting, undated
90 7 Virginia Union University, "The 1968 Panther," yearbook, 1968
90 8 W.T. Grant Company, annual report, 1974
90 9 Yale University, 2003
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