MITCHELL, HENRY H.
Henry H. and Ella Pearson Mitchell papers, 1981-2002

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8znz1


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mitchell, Henry H.
Title: Henry H. and Ella Pearson Mitchell papers, 1981-2002
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1018
Extent: 71 linear feet (72 boxes), 4 oversized papers boxes (OP), AV Masters: 6.5 linear feet (8 boxes and CLP), and 38.2 MB born digital materials (862 files, 1 linear feet(2 boxes))
Abstract:Papers of African American professors and Baptist ministers, Henry H. and Ella Pearson Mitchell, including audiovisual materials of sermons and classes taught by Henry H. Mitchell; course materials; writings; family photographs; subject and research files; and awards.
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 the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Access to processed born digital materials is only available in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (the Rose Library). Use of the original digital media is restricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Separated Material

Some printed items from this collection have been cataloged individually. These materials may be located in the Emory University online catalog by searching for Mitchell, Henry H., former owner.

Source

Gift, 2005

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Henry H. and Ella Pearson Mitchell papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection

Born digital materials processed, arranged, and described by Brenna Edwards, 2020. Born digital materials include files taken from 55 5.25" floppy disks, 110 3.5" floppy disks, 1 Zip disk, and 1 optical disc.

Forensic disk images were created from the floppy disks using Kryoflux and from the zip disk and optical disc using GuyMager. Individual files were extracted using FTK Imager and scanned for viruses using McAfee’s anti-virus software; none were found. Duplicate and system files have been removed, and files were scanned for personally identifiable information; none were found. Text-based files were migrated to PDF using Adobe Acrobat and image files were migrated to JPG using Microsoft Paint. File dates have been changed from the original creation date. Access copies retain original folder titles and file names.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Henry H. and Ella Pearson Mitchell are African American professors and Baptist ministers from Atlanta, Georgia. Henry Mitchell was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1919. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York, an Master of Art. from California State University at Fresno, and a Doctor of Theology from the school of Theology at Claremont. He was also ordained as a minister in the Baptist church in 1944. His wife, Ella Mitchell, is also an ordained minister and founded the Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies in Los Angeles, California.

Henry H. and Ella Pearson Mitchell are African American professors and Baptist ministers from Atlanta, Georgia. Henry Mitchell was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1919. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York, an Master of Art. from California State University at Fresno, and a Doctor of Theology from the school of Theology at Claremont. He was also ordained as a minister in the Baptist church in 1944. His wife, Ella Mitchell, is also an ordained minister and founded the Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies in Los Angeles, California.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the papers of Henry H. and Ella Pearson Mitchell from 1981-2002. The papers include sound recordings and video recordings of sermons, course syllabi and corresponding sound recordings of classes taught by Henry H. Mitchell, slides from lectures and presentations, dissertation notes and drafts, book manuscripts, family photographs, subject and research files, awards, and correspondence. Born digital materials include correspondence, sermons, and writings.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Union Theological Seminary Graduating Class, 1944 and audiocassettes (sermons, lectures, and commercially recorded music
2 - Teaching Folders on Black Church History and preaching and audiocassettes (sermons and lectures)
3 - Family photographs, writings, printed material
OP4 2 Printed material, 1972-1991
4 - Writings and publishing files
5 - Audiocassettes, Hampton University Minister's Conference, 1981-1993
6 - Slide carousels
7 - Slide carousels
8 - Slide carousels
9 - Folders and printed material on theology and black preaching
10 - Writings by Mitchell and others, printed material, correspondence and guest books
11 - Audio reels (sermons, lectures, and unidentified)
12 - Audio reels (sermons, lectures, and unidentified)
13 - Audio reels (sermons, lectures, and unidentified)
14 - Audio reels (sermons, lectures, and unidentified)
15 - Audio reels (sermons, lectures, and unidentified)
16 - Audiocassettes (sermons and lectures)
17 - Audiocassettes (sermons and lectures) and DVD, The Coach and the Champ
18 - Writings and printed material
19 - Books (black religion, mental health, and general religion)
20 - Books (black religion, ethics, poetry, preaching, and general religion)
21 - Church yearbooks and histories
22 - Audiocassettes (sermons and lectures)
23 - Teaching files on Black church history, correspondence, typescript files, sermon files, personal history files
24 - Church catalogues, manuals, and bulletins, church research files
25 - Virginia Union University, yearbooks, audiocassettes (sermons and lectures)
26 - Writings, Compact discs, Together for Good: Lessons from Fifty-Five Years of Marriage
27 - Publication correspondence and legal files, writings, teaching files, and compact discs (sermons)
28 - Research files, awards and plaques, and writings
29 - Sermons and notes and awards
30 - Printed material, audiocassettes, born digital material
31 - Writing and VHS tapes
32 - Writing and compact disks
33 - Printed material and correspondence
34 - Printed material and writing
35 - Research files, VHS tapes, printed material
36 - Awards and degrees, writing, printed material, scrapbook, correspondence, photographs, and subject files
37 - Date books, correspondence, photographs, and writing
39 - Subject files, Adams - Dixson
40 - Subject files, Dobyns - Journey Films
41 - Subject files, Kamara - Pugh
42 - Subject files, Ponder - Trinity African Baptist Church
43 - Subject files, Trinity African Baptist Church - Zion Hill Baptist Church
44 - Miscellaneous subject files
45 - Miscellaneous subject files
46 - Miscellaneous subject files
47 - Miscellaneous subject files
48 - Miscellaneous subject files
49 - Miscellaneous subject files
50 - Miscellaneous subject files , daily books
51 - Daily books, sermon notes
52 - Plaques
53 - Newspapers clippings, manuscript materials, correspondence
54 - Subject files: K-S, correspondence, obituaries, church programs
55 - Subject files: A-J, correspondence, obituaries, newspaper clippings, periodicals
56 - Subject Files, journal, travel materials, correspondence, manuscript materials, periodicals
57 - Subject files, correspondence, transcripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, study guides, periodicals
58 - Subject files, writings, lectures, correspondence, Nkrumah correspondence
59 - Subject files, newspaper clippings, correspondence, periodicals, publications
60 - Subject files, newspaper clippings, correspondence, commemorative Ebony Picture Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
61 - Subject files, sheet music, periodicals, pamphlets
62 - Subject files, periodicals, newspaper clippings
63 - Subject files, manuscript materials, dissertations, teaching materials
64 - Subject files, pamphlets
65 - Subject files, family photographs
66 - Subject files, Henry Mitchell's master's thesis, pamphlets, periodicals,
67 - Subject files, passports, manuscript materials, correspondence from France
68 - Notebooks, photographs, correspondence, film reels
69 - Correspondence, family history, and bible history
70 - Photo albums, correspondence
71 - Subject files, correspondence, and photographs
72 - Printed material
73 - Writings and daybooks
38 - Printed materials
OP4 1 Manuscripts and matted news clippings on Martin Luther King, Jr., 1990
OP2 1 Posters
OP3 1 Degrees, art
OP1 1 Manuscript of Black Preaching and Pearson family tree
AV1 - Audio cassettes and VHS
AV2 - Audio cassettes and CD
AV3 - Audio cassettes and VHS
AV4 - VHS
AV5 - Audiocassettes
AV6 - VHS tapes, DVDs
AV7 - Audio cassettes, VHS, open reel tapes, floppy discs
AV8 - CDs and DVDs
RRL Access copies of processed born digital material [Reading room access ONLY]
BD1 - Born digital materials (106 3.5 floppy disks, 1 CD, 1 zip disk, and 55 5.25 floppy disks)
BD2 - Born digital materials
CLP1 - "Metamorphasis: Also Love your Enemies," lectures by Clarence Jordan (3 copies) [original: phonographs]
CLP1 - "The Grand Banquest and other Parables" retold by Clarence Jordan (2 copies) [original: phonographs]
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