Guide to the Papers of Ernest L. Bell, 1935 - 1945Manuscript MS-955

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Guide to the Papers of Ernest L. Bell, 1935 - 1945

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-955

Collection Dates:

1935 - 1945

Size of Collection:

5 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Ernest Lorne Bell Jr., born 1895, died 1961. Lieutenant during WWI, Executive Secretary of Citizens Committee during WWII, Trial Lawyer. Contains correspondence, telegrams, articles, press releases, issues and government reports.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The papers contains correspondence, telegrams, articles, press releases, issues and government reports. The papers document the development of the Austin-Wadsworth National War Service Act and relate Bell's work with Grenville Clark on the topic of emergency preparedness and war service during World War II.

Biography

Ernest Lorne Bell Jr., born 1895, died 1961. Lieutenant during WWI, Executive Secretary of Citizens Committee during WWII, Trial Lawyer.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1935-1945

Includes bulletins, journals, military documents, war rules and regulations, drafts of proposed Acts, and reports from Congress.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: 1940-1945

Includes congressional records, price lists, books, reviews and reports focused on labor, labor force data analysis, manpower concerns, and military bills. There is also a spiral note, a reunion bulletin of "Veterans All" and a scrap book along with many original and photocopied newspaper clippings.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 3, Dates: 1941-1945

Includes notes, a phone directory, journals, military reports, governmental documents, magazine and journal clippings, booklets, drafts of proposed Acts, fliers, charts, and Canadian wartime information.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 4, Dates: 1940-1945

Mainly includes correspondences (1940-1944, undated), press releases, economic statistics, drafts, hand-written notes, reports and papers on the National War Service Act (1940-1944).

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5, Dates: 1940-1945

Mainly inlcudes correspondence, data and reports on wartime information, press releases, magazine and journal article clippings, drafts of proposed Acts, a memorandum, telegrams, notes, and newspaper clippings.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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