fonds F1329 - Betty Mitchell fonds

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Betty Mitchell fonds


  • 1930-1972 (Production)

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2 m of textual records. -- ca. 1500 photographs. -- 1 audio cassette

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Betty Mitchell, 1896-1976, was born in Ohio, USA, and moved to Oyen, Alberta with her family in 1912. She graduated in botany from the University of Alberta in 1924 and accepted a teaching position in Calgary. While teaching at Central High School in 1929, she and E. Julius Thorlakson founded the Green Room Club to foster the dramatic arts. The group produced several plays at the Side Door Play House, and sponsored the first Alberta Drama Festival in 1930. In 1934 she began teaching at Western Canada High School and in 1936 became director of WCHS's Department of Drama. She received a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1942, to study various aspects of drama in the USA. She received her MA in theatre from the State University of Iowa in 1944. The same year she founded Workshop 14 in Calgary, a group which took awards in many regional and national drama festivals. In 1958 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta for her outstanding work in the field of drama. She retired from teaching in 1961, but remained active in Alberta drama. For more details see Betty Mitchell / Kenneth Dyba. - Calgary : Detselig Enterprises, 1986.

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Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Gifts of Betty Mitchell, her estate and Gordon Gibbs, 1971-1992.

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Portée et contenu

The fonds consists of personal correspondence, newsclippings and recorded interview about her career, and miscellaneous personal papers; and programs, set and costume sketches, newsclippings, press releases, photographs, award certificates and scrapbooks pertaining to theatre groups and drama festivals in which she was involved.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Title based on contents of records.


There are 21 photoprints in PC 129 and ca300 in Accession 92.009. The rest are found in ca25 scrapbooks and albums in M 851.


There may be a PA number assigned to the photos in the future.

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Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017




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