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Mitchell, Henry A.



Dr. Henry A. Mitchell was the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and International Affairs and a faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He served on the University of Missouri South African Education Program committee. A scholarship was named for him in 2001, to be awarded to deserving University of Missouri and University of the Western Cape students interested in studying abroad. The UMKC Athletics Department also awards the Dr. Henry A. Mitchell / People-to-People Award to Kansas City basketball players exemplifying friendship, enthusiasm, sportsmanship, and humanitarianism.

Information compiled from the UMKC website.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Mitchell Collection of Edgar Snow Papers

Identifier: KC-19-5
Scope and Contents This collection contains research material on international journalist Edgar Snow compiled by University of Missouri-Kansas City Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and International Affairs Henry Mitchell. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, transcripts, books, and records created by or about Edgar Snow. Of note are four folders containing reproduced material from Edgar Snow's official Federal Bureau of Investigation file. Senstitive and classified information had been...
Dates: 1911-1985

Israel Epstein and Elsie Fairfax-Cholmeley Papers

Identifier: KC-19-11
Scope and Contents

This material was donated by Dr. Henry Mitchell, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and International Affairs at UMKC. He secured the material from the Epsteins via UMKC professor Dr. Robert Farnsworth in China in November 1984.

This collection contains one folder of copies of letters sent by Edgar Snow to Chinese journalist and author Israel Epstein and his wife Elsie Fairfax-Cholmeley. The letters discuss publications as well as Chinese and world affairs.

Dates: 1939, 1948, 1958, 1962-1968

Nym Wales Papers

Identifier: KC-19-6
Scope and Contents The Nym Wales papers document American journalist Helen Foster Snow's activities when she reported from China in the 1930s under the name Nym Wales. She reported on the developing Chinese Civil War, the Korean independence movement, and the Second Sino-Japanese War. The materials include her reminiscences of her time reporting in China between 1933 through 1937. Helen married Edgar Snow in 1932 and interviewed Chinese Communist leaders in Yan'an alongside her husband in 1937. The couple...
Dates: 1928-1987