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Cornell A. Bell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 18

Scope and Contents

The Cornell A. Bell papers, 1933-2009 (12 cubic feet) document the personal and business life of Dr. Cornell Bell. Materials include photographs and correspondence between Cornell Bell and his students, colleagues, and personal friends. Although there are a few items from Cornell Bell's early life as a child, the majority of the collection documents his personal and business life from the years 1973 to 2007. The collection consists of three main series: papers, photographs, and audiovisual and artifacts. Papers and photographs are broken up into subseries showing Cornell Bell's personal and business life separately. Materials within the collection include correspondence, greeting cards, photographic prints, slides, negatives, notebooks, ID tags, and awards.

Dates

  • 1933-2008
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1973-2007
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/08/2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

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Arrangement Note

1. Papers, 1933-2008 (2 cubic feet)

Subseries 1: Personal papers, 1973-2007 (0.5 cubic feet)

Subseries 1 includes the personal papers of Cornell A. Bell. Materials included are funeral programs, greeting cards and correspondence. This subseries includes documentation of his correspondence with many family, friends and former students. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically.

Subseries 2: Business papers, 1933-2008 (1.5 cubic feet)

Subseries 2 includes the business papers of Cornell A. Bell. Materials included are diplomas, newspaper clippings, licenses, pamphlets and correspondence relating to his work as an educator in Gary, Indiana and his work at Purdue University in the Business Opportunities Program at Krannert Graduate School of Management. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically.

2. Photographs, 1975-2007 (4 cubic feet)

Subseries 1: Personal photographs, 1975-2007 (3.5 cubic feet)

Subseries 1 includes the personal photographs of Cornell A. Bell. Materials included are photographic prints of various sizes and negatives. The subjects of these photographs are family and personal friends of Cornell Bell.

Subseries 2: Business photographs, 1975-2007 (0.5 cubic feet)

Subseries 1 includes the business photographs of Cornell A. Bell. Materials included are photographic prints of various sizes. The subjects of these photographs are Cornell Bell's students in the Business Opportunity Program, Appreciation banquet in 1989, and Society of Minority Managers.

3. Audiovisual materials and Artifacts, 1945-2007 (6 cubic feet)

Subseries 1: Audiovisual materials, 2004-2007 (0.5 cubic feet)

Subseries 1 includes personal and business audiovisual materials. Materials included are VHS and DVDs. The subjects of these materials are tributes to Dr. Cornell Bell, a wedding, and spring commencement at Purdue.

Subseries 2: Artifacts, 1945-2007 (5.5 cubic feet)

Subseries 2 includes personal and business artifacts. Materials included are a funeral guestbook, an office desk clock, ID tags, notebooks, plaques and awards.

Custodial History

Donation arranged by Dr. Sonia Winslett

Source of Acquisition

Roland Parrish, executor of the Cornell Bell estate.

Method of Acquisition

Donation by Mr. Parrish

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

[url=index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=1198&q=kranner+school+of+management+records]Krannert School of Management records, Purdue University[/url]

Separated Materials

Select artifacts were placed on display in the Krannert School of Management. For a list of the items that are on display, please view the complete finding aid (PDF).
Title
Cornell A. Bell papers
Author
Shauna Borger
Date
01/03/2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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