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Finding Aid for the Alphonzo Edward Bell Papers, 1900-1947
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alphonzo Edward Bell Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1947
    Collection number: 917
    Creator: Bell, Alphonzo Edward, 1875-1947
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Alphonzo Bell (1875-1947) was born in Los Angeles, California. He was a farmer, land developer and subdivider near Santa Fe Springs. He developed the residential subdivision, Bel Air, in West Los Angeles and owned substantial developments of crude oil in the Santa Maria Valley. The collection consists of letters, ephemera, and photographs relating to his career and life.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alphonzo Edward Bell Papers (Collection 917). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462346 

    Biography

    Bell was born on September 29, 1875 in Los Angeles, California; graduated from Occidental College Academy, 1891; BA, Occidental College, 1895; student, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1895-97; became farmer, land developer and subdivider near Santa Fe Springs; oil wells were developed on some of his land; organized Alphonzo E. Bell Corporation, 1922, and developed the residential subdivision, Bel Air, in West Los Angeles; owned substantial developments of crude oil in the Santa Maria Valley; member of Occidental College board of trustees; died on December 27, 1947.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of letters, ephemera, and photographs relating to the career and life of Alphonzo Bell, and the development of Bel Air, Los Angeles, California.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Bell, Alphonzo Edward, 1875-1947--Archives.
    Real estate developers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Bel Air (Los Angeles, Calif.).