Special Collections and Archives Finding Aids
- Binghamton University, State University of New York University Libraries,
Binghamton, NY 13902-6012
- Loften Mitchell, a renowned African American playwright and former faculty member in Binghamton University's Departments of Theater and Afro-American Studies, began donating his papers to the University Libraries in 1980, and he continued to do so until 1985. The Loften Mitchell Collection spans several decades from 1938 to 1985, and includes playscripts, reviews, production notes, lecture notes, personal correspondence, and memorabilia. The Loften Mitchell Collection was first organized by Richard Gannon, Associate Librarian, and Lisa Solo, a student intern. The original finding aid was completed by Ms. Solo in 1987. The entire collection was reorganized, and the finding aid revised and edited by Beth Turcy Kilmarx, Assistant for Special Collections and Preservation, in 1995.