Anna Marie Mitchell Items Get Custom Enclosures

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Take a look at a couple of the newest enclosures our very own “box lady” Linda Lundy has completed.  Linda has been working on some items from the Iowa Womens Archive (IWA).  The latest items come from Anna Marie Mitchell.

Custom enclosure for Mitchell Diorama

Custom enclosure for Mitchell Diorama

Here is some info on Anna Marie Mitchell from  Karen Mason, Curator of the IWA.

Anna Marie Mitchell of Forest City, Iowa, was a missionary for the Lutheran Church in Japan from the 1950s to the 1980s.  In addition to this doll, housed in a wooden box made in Japan, she donated to the Iowa Women’s Archives a diorama of a typical Japanese home that she used when she was on furlough to show Americans what a Japanese home looked like.   Anna Marie Mitchell donated extensive photo albums of her years in Japan, as well as reports of her work, to the Iowa Women’s Archives.

Custom box for Mitchell doll

Custom box for Mitchell doll

Custom box for Mitchell doll

Custom box for Mitchell doll