Catalogue of additional papers of Dr. James Clyde Mitchell, 1932-86

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Emma Hancox

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Course and lecture notes, 1938-86
B    Working data and field notes from Copperbelt Study interviews, 1950-5
C    Working data and research notes, 1932-86
D    Miscellaneous, 1944-83


Additional papers of Dr. James Clyde Mitchell, 1932-86

Abstract:
Academic papers of Dr. James Clyde Mitchell

Shelfmarks: MSS Afr. s. 2486 Boxes 1-42

Extent: 42 boxes
Language of Material: English, Some documents are in African languages.

Biographical History

Dr. James Clyde Mitchell (1918-95) was Director of the Rhodes Livingstone Institute (1952-5), Professor of African Studies and Sociology at the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1955-65), Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Manchester (1966-73) and Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford (1973-85). For more information see Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

The papers comprise A. Course and Lecture Notes, 1938-86, B. Working data and field notes from Copperbelt Study interviews, 1950-5, C. Working data and research notes 1932-83 and D. Reports, Papers and Addresses, 1944-81.

Many of the descriptions are based on titles written on the folders which originally contained the papers, now mainly removed.

Arrangement

Most material in each series is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

Given by Mrs Jean Mitchell, Feb. 1996 and Mar. 2003.

Restrictions on Access

Material that is restricted is indicated in the catalogue.

Related Material

See also the first accession of papers of Dr. James Clyde Mitchell, MSS Afr. s. 1998 boxes 1-28.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Afr. s. 2486 box 1, fols. 1-2]

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Mitchell | James Clyde | 1918-1995 | Sociologist

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Rhodes-Livingstone Institute
University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

Place names (NCA Rules)

Southern Rhodesia
Northern Rhodesia

A   Course and lecture notes, 1938-86

Shelfmarks: MS. Afr. s. 2486/1-4


Course notes bound in a volume from 'Natal University College. Durban. B.A. (Social Science). A Session's Course of 60 Lectures on Hygiene and Public Health.', n.d.
Date: [c. 1938-41]
Shelfmark: MS. Afr. s. 2486 box 1
Extent: 1 box

Bound volume entitled 'P. De Vos: Notes on Sociology and Social Pathology', Natal University College
Date: 1938-41
Shelfmark: MS. Afr. s. 2486 box 2
Extent: 1 box

Bound volume marked 'Social Anthropology'. 'University of Capetown School of African Studies. Lectures notes of Prof. J. Schapera and Dr. J. Simons 1942' is handwritten on the first page.
Date: 1942
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 3
Extent: 1 box

Course and lecture notes
Date: 1958-86
Shelfmark: MS Africa s. 2486 box 4
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • 'A Report on Productivity, Management and Wages for the Southern Textile Industry. Prepared at a Short Course at the Institute of Education of the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. February 1958.' Feb 1958
  • Notes relating to courses taught by Mitchell on 'Urbanisation in Developing Countries' and 'Administrative Development for Hong Kong', 1975-86

B   Working data and field notes from Copperbelt Study interviews, 1950-5

Shelfmarks: MS. Afr. s. 2486/5-22

Arrangement:

The cards are arranged in their numerical sequence.



Punched cards relating to Ndola
Date: 1951
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 5 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Ndola and Luanshya
Date: 1950-1
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 6 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Yao
Date: 1950-1
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 7 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Luanshya
Date: 1951
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 8 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Luanshya and Kitwe
Date: 1951-2
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 9 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Kitwe
Date: 1952
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 10 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Kitwe
Date: 1952
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 11 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Kitwe
Date: 1952
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 12 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Mufulira
Date: 1952
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 13 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Mufulira and Chingola
Date: 1952
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 14 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Chingola
Date: 1952
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 15 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Chingola and Broken Hill
Date: 1952-3
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 16 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Broken Hill
Date: 1953
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 17 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Lusaka
Date: 1953-5
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 18 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Lusaka and Livingstone
Date: 1952-5
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 19 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Livingstone
Date: 1950-3
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 20 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards relating to Livingstone and Lusaka
Date: 1952-5
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 21 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Punched cards found with note "These cards are almost certainly the results of a Monash Anthrop and Soc Multiple Choice Test. Included only in case I am wrong". Found in box marked "Yao Village Headmen Tribal Distance Hicks Occupational Prestige".
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 22 = RES
Extent: 1 box

C   Working data and research notes, 1932-86

Shelfmarks: MS. Afr. s. 2486/23-39


Working data, research notes, reports and correspondence removed from a folder marked 'Durban Illegitimacy'
Date: 1932-65
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 23
Extent: 1 box
Arrangement:

The original order of the file has been maintained.



Research material and minutes removed from a folder marked 'Copperbelt Court Cases and other notes Ndilila's Cinema', apart from the typed case notes relating to Kitwe which were kept separately
Date: 1945-58
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 24
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • Notes and a draft typescript on aspects of the Copperbelt Study, n.d.
  • Research notes by Sykes Ndilila about the 'Luanshya Welfare Cinema Show', 1951
  • Seating plan and notes on delegates from a meeting of the 'Western Province African Provincial Council, April 1951.', 1951
  • Typed case notes relating to Kitwe, 1945-52 = RES
  • Handwritten case notes from 'Luanshya Native Urban Court', 1951-2 = RES
  • Miscellaneous material found with the above papers, 1951-8

Case notes and other related research material removed from a folder marked 'Copperbelt Court Cases and other notes Ndilila's Cinema'
Date: 1947-52
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 25 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Case notes on 'Luanshya Native Urban Court Cases' recorded by research assistants, 1950-2
  • Completed forms from a census, 1952
  • Miscellaneous material relating to the Copperbelt Study found with the case notes and census forms including notes on the 'Organisation of Social Welfare' and on 'Husband and Wife', 1947-9

Working data and research notes removed from a folder marked 'N.R.U.S. Codes and Details.'
Date: c. 1950-72
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 26
Extent: 1 box

Working data, research notes and papers removed from folders marked 'Northern Rhodesian Urban Surveys R.L.I.' and 'NRUS Code. Northern Rhodesia Urban Survey 15/8/83.'
Date: 1950-83
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 27
Extent: 1 box

Working data and correspondence removed from a folder marked 'Nchanga Staff Record Survey'.
Date: 1951-6
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 28
Extent: 1 box

Working data and research notes removed from a folder marked 'Occupational Status Research R12'.
Date: 1954
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 29 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Working data and research notes removed from folders marked '1 Ethnic Distance' and 'Open-ended responses to ethnic distance study at Munali'.
Date: 1954-5
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 30 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • 'Code for Tribal Distance', n.d.
  • 'A Study of Tribal Distance in a Secondary School (Paper read at the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute Conference of Research Officers held at the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute Headquarters, Lusaka, from March 21st to March 24th 1955)'

Working data and research notes removed from a folder marked 'Occupational Prestige Computations'
Date: 1955-62
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 31
Extent: 1 box

Working data, research notes and correspondence
Date: 1955-83
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 32
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Correspondence regarding the 'Kalela Dance', 1955-7
  • Document entitled 'Some Brief Suggestions Re-Magubane' which relates to 'A Critical Look at Indices Used in the Study of Social Change in Colonial Africa', Bernard Mugubane, Current Anthropology, Vol. 12, no 4/5 (Oct-Dec., 1971) = RES
  • 'Transcriptions of verses of Kalela songs' and notes on the 'Kalela Dance', n.d.
  • Typescript in an African language, n.d.
  • Notes and correspondence between Prof. Elizabeth Colson and Mitchell removed from a folder marked 'Tonga Joking Clans. Elizabeth Colson', 1980-1
  • 'Preliminary draft' of 'The Logic of the Analysis of Social Situations and Cases', 1981
  • Data removed from a folder marked 'Interethnic Conjugality Professor Frankel, 1983', 1983

Working data and correspondence removed from a folder marked 'Attitudes to S.R. Urban Life'
Date: 1963-73
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 33
Extent: 1 box

Working data, research notes and draft paper removed from a folder marked 'Fertility Study'
Date: 1963-76
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 34
Extent: 1 box

Working data removed from folders marked '2 Ethnic Distance' and 'Tribal Distance. 3 Ethnic Distance.'
Date: 1968-70
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. box 35
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • 'A Study of Tribal Distance in a Secondary School' (Paper read at the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute Conference of Research Officers held at the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute Headquarters, Lusaka, from March 21st to March 24th, 1955)

Working data, research notes and a draft paper removed from a folder marked 'Social Factors in Child Mortality in a Sample of Urban Women'.
Date: c. 1970
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. box 36
Extent: 1 box

Working data found in a folder marked 'Zambian Ethnic Distance on S. S. A. I.' and 'Zambian Ethnic Distance S. S. A. I. Analyses'
Date: 1972
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 37

Working data removed from a folder marked 'Demography of N.R. Urban Marriage'
Date: 1986
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 38
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • Annotated draft paper entitled 'Demographic Aspects of African Marriage', J. Clyde Mitchell, 1986

Miscellaneous working data and research notes
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 39
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • Details of codes found in folder labelled 'John Beattie Nyoro Code Sheets', n.d.
  • 'Computer Program for Network Analysis', n.d.
  • Unknown data sets, n.d.
  • Diagrams entitled 'How fits can spread in the family caused by Ngozi and Ngozi causing fits', n.d.
  • Draft outline of chapters for a book or paper annotated with notes, n.d.

D   Miscellaneous, 1944-83

Shelfmarks: MS. Afr. s. 2486/40-2


Reports, papers and addresses by colleagues of Clyde Mitchell and government members
Date: 1944-63
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 40
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • 'Communications from the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, no. 2, Aspects of Bemba Cheftainship by W.V. Brelsford, the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, Northern Rhodesia. 1944'
  • 'Kinship and Local Organization on the Luapula by I.G. Cunnison R.L.I. Communication No. V'
  • Typescript of a paper 'Unemployment in Southern Rhodesia (1963 Presidential Address to the Rhodesia Economic Society)', C.A.L. Myburgh
  • 'The Legal and Social Status of the Tribal Trust Land in Rhodesia by W.H.H. Nicolle Secretary for Internal Affairs'

Reports and research notes found in a folder marked 'Lukhero' and 'Research Material from A.R.A. Lukhero'
Date: 1951-3
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 41 = RES
Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, correspondence and papers
Date: 1951-83
Shelfmark: MS Afr. s. 2486 box 42
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • Newspaper cuttings, correspondence and papers relating to political unrest at the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1964-75
  • Memorial Booklet for Ruth First, 1983
  • Newspaper cuttings, 1951-72

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