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  • Arrangement
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Jack P. Bell Second World War Correspondence
    source: Christian, Shari Bell
    Identifier/Call Number: 2014.160.w.r
    Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet (6 document boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1946
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries
    Container: J. Bell 1
    Container: 1-4
    Container: J. Bell 2
    Container: 5-7
    Container: J. Bell 3
    Container: 8-11
    Container: J. Bell 4
    Container: 12-14
    Container: J. Bell 5
    Container: 15-18
    Container: J. Bell 6
    Container: 19-25

    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

    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.

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title], Jack P. Bell World War Two correspondence (2014.160.w.r), Center for American War Letters, Chapman University, CA.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Shari Bell Christian

    Scope and Contents

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945
    World War, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Homefront
    Christian, Shari Bell
    Bell, Jack P.
    Jack P. Bell's sister
    Bell, Evabel