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Findind Aid to the Clair Hayden Bell Papers, 1905-1965
BANC MSS 72/157 c  
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Description
Correspondence relating to his career as professor of German, University of California, Berkeley, and to his attempts to obtain research materials from post-war Germany; reprints of his writings; reviews by him and of his work; photocopy of materials relating to Georg Hager.
Background
Clair Hayden Bell, professor of German at the University of California at Berkeley, was born in Lafayette, Indiana in 1885. He attended the University of California, graduating in 1908 with a major in philosophy and German. He also acquired his M. L. at Berkeley in 1909 in philosophy, and began his teaching career as a teaching assistant in 1909. From 1910 to 1913, he taught in the Los Angeles High School, with the exception of one year, 1911-1912, which he spent as an exchange teacher at the Real Gymnasium at Frankfurtam-Main, Germany. He returned to the University of California as an instructor in 1913, took time out for military service from 1917 to 1919, and acquired his doctorate in 1921. He continued his professorial career in Berkeley until his retirement in 1955.
Extent
Number of containers: 2 boxes
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.