(iamge: Painting of Peter Dorland Mitchell)This is a small archival collection having to do with the life and career of Peter Dorland Mitchell (1921-2001), an early King’s alumnus, who also served as Chief Librarian at King’s College, as it was then called, from 1959 to 1986. Some of the collection relates to the creation and dedication on 4 October 2002 of the newspaper reading lounge in the Cardinal Carter Library, complete with an oil painting portrait of Mr. Mitchell, fireplace, wingback chairs, and custom-built newspaper reading desks. A talented pianist, Peter Mitchell spent time much of his time during World War II in the occupied Channel Islands studying and composing music, some of which was published and is included in this collection.

Location: Archival Storage
Extent: 13 cm. of textual record
Finding aid: no