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Virginia Starr Mitchell

Virginia Starr Mitchell, museum education director. Recipient Prism award Public Relations Society of America, 1988, Media/Journalism award American Planners Association, 1988, Outstanding Service in Neighborhood Preservation award Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas, 1986, Jimmy Strawn Award for Outstanding Service in Community Preservation Quapaw Quarter Association, 1984; fellow American Association for State and Local History, 1977.


  • Mitchell, Virginia Starr was born on November 17, 1947 in Little Rock. Daughter of William Starr and Virginia Rollwage (Grobmyer) Mitchell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hollins College, 1969. Postgraduate, University Arkansas, Little Rock.


    • Assistant to director Total Action Against Poverty, Roanoke, Virginia, 1969-1972. Director Victorian House Museum, Little Rock, 1973-1975. Committee/research director Quapaw Quarter Association, 1975-1980.

      Director/owner Starr Mitchell Publications, 1980-1986. Public relations director Hunter Gray Associates, Advertising, 1986-1989. Education director Arkansas Territorial Restoration, since 1989.

      Consultant University Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Public Schools, Arkansas Literary Society, Arkansas Gifted and Talented Educators, The Oasis Center.


    • Co-author: Little Rock, Full of Surprises, 1990, Arkansas: An Illustrated History of the Land of Opportunity, 1986. Script editor, narrator: Now Let's Talk About Singing, 1985, To Taste Life Twice, 1986, I'll be Darned, Luther, You Can Read, 1991. Co-editor: Arkansas, State of Transition, 1981.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    • Married George Dickey West, May 26, 1984. Logan Mitchell, William Cane.
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    Born November 17, 1947
    (age 69)
    • 1969
      Hollins College
    • 1969 - 1972
      Assistant, to director Total Action Against Poverty
      Roanoke, Virginia, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      director, Victorian House Museum
      Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
    • 1975 - 1980
      committee/research director, Quapaw Quarter Association
    • 1980 - 1986
      director/owner Starr Mitchell Publications
    • 1986 - 1989
      public relations director, Hunter Gray Associates
    • 1989
      education director, Arkansas Territorial Restoration