Rundus Collection of Joseph Mitchell

The Rundus Collection of Joseph Mitchell includes personal books, correspondence, and background information collected by Dr. Raymond J. Rundus.  Dr. Rundus’ longtime interest in Mr. Mitchell prompted him to write two books:  Joseph Mitchell: Pilgrim in Manhattan and Joseph Mitchell: A Reader’s and Writer’s Guide.  Mr. Mitchell was born in Fairmont in 1908 where he lived until his relocation to New York in 1928.  He spent 58 years as a writer for The New Yorker while maintaining family ties in the Robeson County area.