Sydney B. Mitchell papers
Title: Sydney B. Mitchell papers
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.
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Sydney B. Mitchell papers. UC Berkeley. Bancroft Library
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.
Related collection in the University Archives: School of Librarianship records, 1899-1950 (CU-51). Temporary list of contents attached.