Holley Mack Bell II and Clara Bond Bell Papers, 1940s-2013

Manuscript Collection #1287

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Holley Mack Bell II and Clara Bond Bell Papers
    Creator: Bell, Clara Bond
    Bell, Holley Mack, II
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: This collection contains materials (1940s-2013) related to the interests and activities of Holley Mack Bell II and Clara Bond Bell of Windsor and Eden House in Bertie County, N.C. Mr. Bell served in World War II, worked on several newspapers including the Charlotte News, Bertie Ledger-Advance, and the Greensboro Daily News; and was employed by the U.S. Information Agency as a press attaché at several American embassies in South America. Mrs. Bell worked as a social worker, in Public Welfare, and also with social service organizations while they lived in various South American countries. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bell were active in historic preservation, especially with the Historic Hope Foundation, Friends of Hope Committee, Preservation North Carolina, the Museum of the Albemarle, and the Historic Albemarle Tour (HAT), and were active in the Episcopal Church. Included are Bertie Ledger-Advance newspapers, correspondence, publications, photographs, clippings, pamphlets, notes, and brochures.
    Extent: 6.5 Cubic feet, 8 boxes, consisting of newspapers, correspondence, publications, photographs, clippings, pamphlets, notes, and brochures
  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    November 22, 2016, (unprocessed), 6.5 cubic feet; This collection contains materials (1940s-2013) related to the interests and activities of Holley Mack Bell II and Clara Bond Bell of Windsor and Eden House in Bertie County, N.C. Mr. Bell served in World War II, worked on several newspapers including the Charlotte News, Bertie Ledger-Advance, and the Greensboro Daily News; and was employed by the U.S. Information Agency as a press attaché at several American embassies in South America. Mrs. Bell worked as a social worker, in Public Welfare, and also with social service organizations while they lived in various South American countries. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bell were active in historic preservation, especially with the Historic Hope Foundation, Friends of Hope Committee, Preservation North Carolina, the Museum of the Albemarle, and the Historic Albemarle Tour (HAT), and were active in the Episcopal Church. Included are Bertie Ledger-Advance newspapers, correspondence, publications, photographs, clippings, pamphlets, notes, and brochures. Gift of Holley "Mack" Bell III, Clara Bell "C.B." Guess, and Elisabeth T. "Lisa" Bell-Loncella, children of Holley Mack Bell II and Clara Bond Bell.

    Acquisition Information

    Holley "Mack" Bell III
    Clara Bell "C.B." Guess
    Elisabeth T. "Lisa" Bell-Loncella

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Holley Mack Bell II and Clara Bond Bell Papers (#1287), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

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