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Sydney B. Mitchell papers
BANC MSS C-B 1020  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sydney B. Mitchell papers
    Dates: 1878-1951
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1020
    Creator/Collector: Mitchell, Sydney B. (Sydney Bancroft), 1878-1951, creator University of California (1868-1952), School of Librarianship.
    Extent: 4 boxes.
    Repository: UC Berkeley. Bancroft Library
    Abstract: The correspondence consists mainly of letters to and from other iris growers, but also includes some re: libraries and librarianship.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html

    Preferred Citation

    Sydney B. Mitchell papers. UC Berkeley. Bancroft Library

    Biography/Administrative History

    Sydney B. Mitchell, having received his B.A. and M.A. from McGill University, attended the New York State Library School in Albany, where he studied under Melvil Dewey. He came to the University of California Library in 1911, became associate professor of librarianship in 1922, director of the School of Librarianship in 1927, and was appointed Dean of the School in 1944. He retired in 1946 and devoted himself exclusively to his horticultural interests, mainly to the hybridization of iris. He was the author of several books and a series of articles (in Sunset Magazine) on gardening. He received awards for his new hybrids from American Iris Society, etc.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Related collection in the University Archives: School of Librarianship records, 1899-1950 (CU-51). Temporary list of contents attached.

    Indexing Terms

    Irises (Plants)

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