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Roger E. Mitchell (1925-2011)

Roger E. Mitchell (1925-2011) obituary roger e. mitchell (1925­2011) ronald l. baker Indiana State University todd A. hanson Los Alamos National Laboratory When roger e. mitchell died on July 23, 2011, at the maine medical center in Portland, maine, from complications due to cancer, he had profoundly, yet quietly, inspired a love of folklore in a generation of schoolteachers, nurses, business people, and farmers. As a high school english teacher, then college anthropology professor, he eagerly shared his passion for the study of humankind and its stories with thousands of students, most of whom would not go on to be professional folklorists or anthropologists. of his work as an educator, we are certain that he would have been immeasurably proud. born in merrill, maine, on September 14, 1925, the third of fourteen children, mitchell was intensely proud of his Scotch-irish ancestry and rural upbringing, as those themes would appear often in both his classroom lectures and scholarship. even before he had graduated from high school, mitchell enlisted in the united States marine corps and served in the Pacific during World War ii. it was in the Pacific, amid the sand and blood of an awful war, that he found what would be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American Folklore American Folklore Society

Roger E. Mitchell (1925-2011)

Journal of American Folklore , Volume 125 (3) – Nov 11, 2012

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obituary roger e. mitchell (1925­2011) ronald l. baker Indiana State University todd A. hanson Los Alamos National Laboratory When roger e. mitchell died on July 23, 2011, at the maine medical center in Portland, maine, from complications due to cancer, he had profoundly, yet quietly, inspired a love of folklore in a generation of schoolteachers, nurses, business people, and farmers. As a high school english teacher, then college anthropology professor, he eagerly shared his passion for the study of humankind and its stories with thousands of students, most of whom would not go on to be professional folklorists or anthropologists. of his work as an educator, we are certain that he would have been immeasurably proud. born in merrill, maine, on September 14, 1925, the third of fourteen children, mitchell was intensely proud of his Scotch-irish ancestry and rural upbringing, as those themes would appear often in both his classroom lectures and scholarship. even before he had graduated from high school, mitchell enlisted in the united States marine corps and served in the Pacific during World War ii. it was in the Pacific, amid the sand and blood of an awful war, that he found what would be

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Published: Nov 11, 2012

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