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David Richard Mitchell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8933

Scope and Contents

Contains a biography of David Richard Mitchell, as well as photographs and certicates from Mitchell's time at the university (including photos of his basketball team), and rolled certificates from Mitchell's time at BYU. Materials dated 1903-1918.


  • 1903-1918


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the David Richard Mitchell papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

David Richard Mitchell (1888-1957) was an educator and school administrator in Utah.

David Richard Mitchell was born on August 10, 1888 to David and Louisa Holindrake Mitchell in American Fork, Utah. After growing into maturity in Utah County, he attended and graduated from Brigham Young University in the 1910s before later entering into graduate studies in both Chicago and the University of Utah. After graduating from University, he eventually taught school in Central Utah and later served as Lehi High School between 1920-1938. In February 1957, he passed away in Lehi, Utah.


2 oversize boxes (3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Ralph G. Mitchell, son of David Richard Mitchell, in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ralph G. Mitchell; May 2016.


Campus activity (University Archives Collection Development Policy, October 2015).

Processing Information

Processed; Eric Wolford; 2016.

Register of David Richard Mitchell papers
Eric Wolford
2016 November 10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States