African Americans in the Law Collection

The Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Collection


Acquired as part of the African Americans in the Law project this collection of material, from the Larry Gibson collection, consists of photographs, pamphlets, speech transcripts and newspaper clippings by and about Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr.

Folder List | Collection Information | Additional Resources


Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Collection
Thurgood Marshall Law Library, the University of Maryland School of Law

Box: (1) - Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. (1911-1984) Collection

Folder List:

Folder 1: United Nations (b&w photo). Mitchell and Daniel P. Moynihan, November 10, 1975.

Folder 2: The Forum: Newsletter of the District of Columbia Chapter, Federal Bar Association, Vol. 1, No. 2. February, 1979.

Folder 3: "Civil Rights Allies Join in Tribute to Mitchell" (photocopy-2). AFL-CIO News. March 24, 1979.

Folder 4: "Saga of the '101st Senator': A Lonely Voice Heard at Last." Chicago Tribune. Sunday, March 31, 1979.

Folder 5: Speech of Clarence Mitchell, esq. at the National School Boards Association Human Relations Dinner (photocopied transcript). April 21, 1979.

Folder 6: Testimony of Clarence Mitchell, Chairman, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee (typescript). March 18, 1980.

Folder 7: White House meeting (color photo). President Jimmy Carter and Mitchell. April 16, 1980.

Folder 8: White House meeting (b&w photo). President Jimmy Carter and Mitchell. April 16, 1980.

Folder 9: Speech of Clarence Mitchell, Chairman, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights on the Observance of the 15th Anniversary of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, "reading copy" (typescript w/margin notes by Mitchell). July 31, 1980.

Folder 10: Remarks of Clarence Mitchell at the Democratic National Convention (typescript). August 12, 1980.

Folder 11: FAS Reports. Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania (November 1981). Includes articles by Judge Leon Higginbotham, Juanita Jackson Mitchell and Clarence M. Mitchell.

Folder 12: The University of Maryland Board of Regents (b&w photograph). June, 1983.

Folder 13: "Gentlemanly Persuasion" by Mark Miller. Baltimore Magazine (photocopy, incomplete). September 1983.

Folder 14: "Clarence Mitchell, Jr. dies at 73." The News American. Monday, March 19, 1984.

Folder 15: "Clarence Mitchell, Jr., Civil Rights Leader, dies at 73. The Sun. March 19, 1984.

Folder 16: "Clarence Mitchell, Jr. is Dead: N.A.A.C.P Lobbyist until '78." The New York Times (photocopy). March 20, 1984.

Folder 17: Editorial: "Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr." The Sun. March 20, 1984.

Folder 18: "Mitchell was too busy for retirement." The Sun. March 20, 1984.

Folder 19: Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., 1911-1984. Memorial Service. March 23, 1984.

Folder 20: "Services for Mitchell draw admirers from many areas. The Evening Sun. March 23, 1984.

Folder 21: "Clarence Mitchell, Jr. remembered." The Baltimore Afro-American. March 24, 1984.

Folder 22: "Rights Movement Leaders Gather in Memory of One of Their Own." The New York Times. March 24, 1984.

Folder 23: Letters to the Editor: "Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr." by Reuben Kramer. The Sun. March 24, 1984.

Folder 24: "Champion of Justice Mitchell Lauded." (2 copies) The Washington Post. March 24, 1984.

Folder 25: "A Personal View: A Senator for the Disenfranchised" by Larry Gibson. The News American. March 26, 1984.

Folder 26: "Nation Pays Respect to Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr." The Baltimore Afro-American. March 27, 1984.

Folder 27: "Speech of Clarence Mitchell, Esq., Chairman, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights" Commencement, University of Maryland College Park, 1979? (typescript)

Folder 28: Miscellaneous items (undated):

  • Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. (b&w photograph)
  • President Eisenhower, Mitchell and others (b&w photograph) (2 copies) (1957?)
  • Mitchell's Congressional Medal of Freedom - close-up (b&w photograph)
  • Mitchell and family at awards ceremony for Medal of Freedom (b&w photograph)
  • Mitchell with brother and Congressman Parren Mitchell (b&w photograph)
  • Mitchell with President Lyndon Johnson (b&w photograph) (1964?)
  • Mitchell cutting birthday cake (b&w photograph)
  • Mitchell and others (b&w photograph)
  • "Interview with Clarence Mitchell" | Interviewer: Ellsworth. (transcript).
  • "Persons Contacted by Blaine A. White." (typescript).
  • List of quotes (Mitchell's?).

Collection Information

Professor Larry Gibson donated the collection to the Thurgood Marshall Law Library in 2004. Processing was completed in the fall of 2005. Project staff included Erin Holcombe and Bill Sleeman, Asst. Director for Technical Services. About the donor.

Material is arranged and labeled in the original filing order.

Access to the collection is by appointment only. Contact the Library at 410-706-6502.

Attorney/Client privilege. Does not apply.

Photocopying of non-fragile material is available. Tax documents and individual financial statements may not be photocopied.

Permission to reproduce or quote from the collection generally in published research in any format may be requested in writing from the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland School of Law, Special Collections, 501 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

Cite as: Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Collection. Thurgood Marshall Law Library, the University of Maryland School of Law


Additional information about Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr.

The Papers of Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Denton Watson, editor. Volume 1 (1942-1943); Volume 2 (1944-1946). E185.97.M63 A25 2005

Lion in the Lobby: Clarence Mitchell, Jr.'s Struggle for the Passage of Civil Rights Laws. by Denton Watson. E185.97.M63 W37 2002

Testimony of Clarence Mitchell, Jr. before the Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare on School Integration. Papers of the NAACP.

Statement of Clarence Mitchell, Jr. before the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare on Federal Aid for School Construction. Papers of the NAACP.

Papers of the NAACP - Finding Aid for microfilm copies in the collection of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library.

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