Anna Marie Mitchell papers
Scope and Contents
The Anna Marie Mitchell papers include writings, photographs/photo albums of Mitchell's time in Japan, correspondence to and from Mitchell, and artifacts including a diorama, a Japanese doll, fabrics, chopsticks, a lunchbox, paper dolls, and a Japanese fan.
- Mitchell, Anna Marie, 1925- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.
Biographical / Historical
Anna Marie Mitchell was born in Palo Alto County, Iowa in 1925. As a teenager she began training to become a missionary. She then attended Waldorf College and earned a two-year degree. In 1950, she sailed to Japan to begin an initial seven year commitment as a missionary. Mitchell served in Japan until 1982, when she returned to the United States in order to care for her parents, Albert and Belvina Mitchell. During her time in Japan, Mitchell learned the Japanese language, served in several Lutheran churches, and taught the children of other missionaries.
72 linear inches
Artifacts, Doll in Wooden Case, Diorama. other_unmapped
Language of Materials
Papers of Iowa missionary serving in Japan from 1950-1982.
Method of Acquisition
The papers (donor no. 1304) were donated by Anna Marie Mitchell in 2012.
- Laurel Rhame, 2014
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