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Jack P. Bell Second World War Correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2014-160-w-r
This collection contains 600 correspondence between Jack P. Bell and Evabel Bell during World War Two. Also in the collection are V-mail, postcards, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, an engraved lead strip, and other documents. There is also one letter written by Jack's sister and another letter by an unknown author.

Jack P. Bell was a private with 78th Signal Company, 78th Infantry Division of the United States Army drafted in late 1942 and discharged March 1946. The majority of this collection contains correspondence between Jack P. Bell and Evabel Bell. Before they married on March 1, 1941, Evabel's maiden name was Golechen. Most of their correspondence consisted of topics dealing with the homefront such as friends and family, their love for each other, jobs and employment. Jack often described his daily activities while in training.

Dates

  • 1936 - 1946

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (6 document boxes)

Overview

This collection contains 600 correspondence between Jack P. Bell and Evabel Bell during World War Two. Jack P. Bell was a private with the 78th Signal Company, 78th Infantry Division of the United States Army, drafted in late 1942 and discharged March 1946. Also in the collection are V-mail, postcards, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, and other documents. There is also one letter written by Jack's sister and another letter with an unknown author.

Biographical / Historical

Jack P. Bell was a private with 78th Signal Company, 78th Infantry Division of the United States Army, drafted in late 1942 and discharged March 1946. He was born on September 13, 1918 and died on July 4, 2005.

Arrangement

The Jack P. Bell World War Two correspondence collection is arranged by author, in chronological order.

Series 1, Correspondence from Evabel Bell (1936 - 1946)

Series 2, Correspondence from Jack P. Bell (1943 - 1946)

Series 3, Correspondence from Jack P. Bell's sister (1945)

Series 4, Documents (1941-1946)

Series 5, "Little Things" book

Series 6, Photographs

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Shari Bell Christian
Title
Finding Aid for the Jack P. Bell Second World War Correspondence
Status
completed
Author
John Carlo Encarnacion
Date
11/24/2014
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States