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Paul Mitchell papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0847

Scope and Contents

The Paul Mitchell Papers consist of 89 pages of Paul Mitchell's digitally printed and edited version of Frances L. Mitchell's diary from 1948. Accompanying the diary entries are photos taken by Paul's father at the time of Frances Mitchell's writings.


  • Creation: 1948-2007


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been retained by the donor.

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Biographical / Historical

Paul Mitchell is the son of Frances L. Mitchell. Frances Mitchell moved with her children from Tacoma, Washington to join her husband in post-World War II Allied occupied Japan. From July of 1948 till December of 1948, Mitchell kept a diary of her voyage from Seattle, Washington to Tokyo, Japan. Paul Mitchell edited and compiled her diary in 2007.


0.25 linear inches

Language of Materials



An edited copy of Frances Mitchell's diary entries chronicling her journey from Seattle, Washington to Tokyo, Japan in 1948.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 1297) were donated by Paul Mitchell in 2012.

Andrea Kohashi, 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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