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William F. Mitchell

About the Interviewee: 
Director of Athletics OAC/UofG 1947-79

W.F. Mitchell was born in Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario, where he received his elementary and high school education. He graduated from OAC in 1939, and following that taught Physical Education at Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa. He joined the navy during WWII and then taught again at Lisgar for 1 year, after which he returned to the Guelph campus as Physical Education Director.

Bill’s theme is mainly the evolution of athletics at the Guelph campus and his own participation from 1945 until his retirement in 1979. He talks of the many contributions to the program made by individuals and agencies down through the years as more and improved facilities were added.

Grad Year: 
College : 
Interview Date: 
J. Gallin
Call Number: 
RE1 UOG A1340043