MITCHELL, George John, 1933-

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Bowdoin College Library
Brunswick, ME
Papers: 1948-. 930 linear feet. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial records, press materials, printed matter, audio cassette tapes, video tapes, microfilm, computer tapes, photographs, posters, and memorabilia documenting his professional and political career, including 1974 gubernatorial campaign, service as a senator, service as Senate majority leader, service as Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chair, and as Special Advisor on Northern Ireland. Finding aid. Some material restricted, consult finding aid, which is available on-line at

Oral History George J. Mitchell Oral History Project
2008-2011. Ca. 200 interviews with individuals documenting Senator Mitchell’s life and career from early childhood to the project’s close in 2011. Interviewees include Senator Mitchell’s hometown (Waterville, Maine) acquaintances; the Senator and Mitchell family members; Bowdoin College classmates; Maine legislators; political associates and adversaries; campaign supporters; U.S. Senate colleagues and staff members; public agency officials; foreign policy specialists; law practice associates; public policy advocates; board members of various affiliations; and friends. Topics reflect the experiences and associations of the interviewees: Mitchell’s childhood years; his education and legal career; Maine politics and campaigns; U.S. Senate service and staff relations; the Northern Ireland Peace Accord; the Mitchell Institute; his involvement with the Walt Disney Company, the Boston Red Sox, and Major League Baseball; the Red Cross 9/11 Liberty Fund; and Middle East diplomacy, among others.

Maine Historical Society

Portland, ME
Papers: Photograph of George Mitchell and Mayor Edward Bernstein in the Edward I. Bernstein collection, 1898-2014.