Scope and Content Notes
Title: Maurice B. Mitchell Collection
Dates: ca. 1945-1990
Collection number: Mss 160
8 linear feet
(6 cartons, 1 oversize box, and 14 audiotapes, and 1 small roll of 16mm film).
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, and other, relating to his work with Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Center for the Study of Democratic
Institutions, and other foundations and institutions such as the Annenberg. Also contains material relating to his interest
in the history of printing.
Physical location: Boxes 1-6 (SRLF); Box 7 (Del Sur Oversize); audiotapes and 16mm film (Annex 2).
None. Majority of materials stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Maurice B. Mitchell Collection. Mss 160. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa
Donation by Linda Mitchell, 1997.
Description from the CSDI Collection (Mss 18):
Mitchell, Maurice B. Born: New York City, Feb. 9, 1915. Died: Santa Barbara, Nov. 30, 1996. CSDI: Member, Board of Directors,
1977-1979; President, 1978-1979. Early career in journalism and newspaper publishing. President/Director, Encyclopaedia Britannica
Films, 1953-1962; President/Director Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., Chicago and all subsidiaries, 1962-1967; director, Encyclopaedia
Britannica Educational Corporation, 1977-ca. 1997. Chancellor, University of Denver, 1967-1977. Member, U.S. Commission on
Civil Rights, 1968-1974; director, National Public Radio, 1977-ca. 1997. Publications include: articles on education and communications.
Scope and Content Notes
A related collection of books has been cataloged separately and can be searched via the UCSB library's online catalog.
MBM = Maurice B. Mitchell
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Mitchell, Maurice B.
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.
At University of Chicago, Special Collections Center:
William Benton Papers. 1925-1973. 306.5 linear feet. Advertising executive, Benton & Bowles; Chairman of the Board, Encyclopaedia Britannica; Vice-President
and Trustee, University of Chicago; U.S. Senator. Files on incorporation and reorganization of Benton & Bowles advertising
agency; materials, including market research and final copy, concerning advertising campaigns for General Foods, General Motors,
Safeway, Chrysler, Alka-Gum, and other companies; correspondence and reports on development and promotion of Muzak, Encyclopaedia
Britannica, and the Great Books series; and memoranda and reports on public relations and communications consultant projects
for the United Nations Geneva Conference, Voice of America, Committee on Economic Development, and other organizations and
Sent to University of Denver: U. of Denver yearbooks, other monographs about U. of Denver and Denver area, and three scrapbooks
about Denver issues (MBM was Chancellor at U. of Denver).