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Box 07


Contains 4 Collections and/or Records:

Cornell A. Bell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 18
Scope and Contents The Cornell A. Bell papers document the personal and professional life of Dr. Cornell Bell from his childhood through his retirement from Purdue and eventual passing in 2009. Materials include: Cornell’s personal papers, such as records from his elementary, high school, and college days, funeral programs for friends and colleagues, and contact information; material owned by members of Cornell’s family, including his wife Dr. Mildred Bell’s doctoral dissertation, his uncle Henry Sanders’s copy...
Dates: circa 1800s-2010; Majority of material found within 1970s-2000s

African-American History Calendars, 1998, 2000, 2006

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 18, Series 1, File 8
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series contains items related to Cornell Bell's personal life. Items include funeral programs for friends; contact information for friends and family members; notebooks, assignments, and yearbooks from Cornell's time in elementary and high school; high school reunion materials related to Cornell's 1941 graduating class; and material collected from the 2000 Sydney Olympics, among others.This series only contains items related specifically to Cornell. For material related to the...
Dates: 1998, 2000, 2006

Photographs, circa 1800s-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 18, Series 5
Scope and Contents This series contains photographs and photographic negatives created by or sent to Dr. Cornell Bell. Subjects of the photographs include Cornell and Mildred Bell, members of the Bell family, Business Opportunity Program staff and students, and personal vacations, among others.

A small number of additional photographs can also be found within the correspondence series, where they have been stored with the letters they were initially sent with.
Dates: circa 1800s-2007; Majority of material found within 1970s-2000s

Professional Career, circa 1960s-2007

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 18, Series 5, Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents This sub-series includes photographs related to Cornell Bell's time as Director of the Business Opportunity Program at Purdue. Subjects include Cornell, Business Opportunity Program students and events, career fairs, and speaking engagements.
Dates: circa 1960s-2007