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Broadus Mitchell papers

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030133619]
Identifier: MS-HUT-015
Broadus Mitchell was an educator, historian, and biographer of Alexander Hamilton. Mitchell taught economics at Hopkins, 1919-1939, and was active in political affairs and issues of social justice in Baltimore. The collection consists of some papers related to Broadus Mitchell's research for his published work, William Gregg, Factory Master of the Old South, (1928) and Mitchell's biographical materials. The papers span from 1928 to 1929 and 1979-1986.

Dates

  • 1928-1929, 1979-1986

Creator

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Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.24 Cubic Feet (1 legal half-size document box)

Biographical Note

Broadus Mitchell was an educator, historian, and biographer of Alexander Hamilton. He was born in Georgetown, KY in 1892, graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 1918 and received the Ph. D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1918. Mitchell taught economics at Hopkins, 1919-1939 and was active in political affairs and issues of social justice in Baltimore. He was the Socialist candidate for governer of Maryland in 1934. Dr. Mitchell published works on the economic history of the South including William Gregg, Factory Master of the Old South (1928) and The Industrial Revolution in the South (1930). In 1926, Mitchell completed a two volume biography of Alexander Hamilton and later wrote four other books on Hamilton's life and influence. He also taught at Occidental College (1939-1941), New York University (1942-1949), Rutgers University (1949-1958), and Hofstra University (1958-1967).

Broadus Mitchell died in Tarrytown, NY in 1988.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of some papers related to Broadus Mitchell's research for his published work, William Gregg, Factory Master of the Old South (1928) as well as some of Mitchell's biographical materials and letters. The collection includes a letter written by Mitchell, dated June 15, 1928, to Mrs. R.C. Chafee, the daughter of William Gregg, from whom Mitchell had received permission to use many of Gregg's papers. Other items refer to the purchase of the business records of Samuel Oldknow (1756-1828), the owner of a cotton mill in Derbyshire, England. This holding also includes photocopies of: an article and correspondence from others regarding Mitchell's career; and an unpublished draft of his autobiography. The papers span from 1928 to 1929, and 1979 to 1986.

Custodial History

The collection may have been part of the George E. Barnett Library bequeathed to Professor Jacob H. Hollander and later presented to the University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

There is no known acquisition information for this collection.

Accruals

Accessions: 07-08.04, 91-92.29

Related Materials

The papers of Broadus Mitchell can also be found at Hofstra University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in June 2016 by Annie Tang.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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