Harry Oscar Bell Papers, 1905-1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bell, Harry Oscar, 1884-1971
Title
Harry Oscar Bell Papers
Dates
1905-1972 (inclusive)
Quantity
10.9 linear feet and 39 reels of film
Collection Number
Mss 283 (collection)
Summary
Harry Oscar Bell was the owner of a successful Ford automobile dealership in Missoula, Montana from 1915 until about 1970. He also owned and operated the Bar Lazy B Ranch near Ronan, Montana, specializing in Arabian horses. This collection consists of publications, financial records, photographs, correspondence, artifacts and films relating to H.O. Bell, his family, his ranch, and his Ford dealership.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for laboratory preservation work for a selection of films from the collection was provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Harry Oscar Bell was born to William Jefferson Bell and Susan Marie (Mullet) Bell on December 4, 1884, in Coshocton, near Columbus, Ohio. He had an older brother, James, a younger brother, William Jr., and a younger sister, Mary Arl. When Harry was seven, the family moved to a 40 acre farm outside of Athens, Ohio. His father died when he was twelve and Harry was forced to leave school after the sixth grade. At thirteen, he moved to Indiana to live on his uncle Daniel Mullet's farm. In his later teens, Harry worked as a mechanic for Carl Fisher, who later founded the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He traveled with Fisher and Earl Kaiser as a mechanic in 1904 and 1905. He also designed a safety plug for the acetylene tanks used to illuminate early headlights. The plugs stopped dangerous explosions, a problem with early cars.

In 1906 he moved to Spokane, Washington, where he opened a car dealership and drove race cars at the Spokane Fairgrounds track. He married Grace Tyler on Nov. 20, 1909, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Their first daughter, Dorothy Leora, was born on Oct. 3, 1910. The couple's other child, Betty, was born in January 1931.

H.O. Bell moved with his family to Missoula, Montana, in 1915 and borrowed money from a friend to buy Floyd J. Logan's Ford auto dealership. The company was small in the beginning, with Bell and two employees servicing and selling the popular Fords. Within ten years, he employed 36 workers at his agency in the 600 block of South Higgins Avenue. When he opened his modern building across the street in 1929, the celebration attracted 10,000 motorists. A guest during the opening was noted pilot Nick Mamer and his Ford Tri-Motor airplane; Bell had a life-long interest in aviation as well as automobiles. In the mid-1920s, Bell was named chairman of the Missoula County Airport Board, a position he held until retiring in 1957. Missoula's modern airport is named Johnson-Bell Field in his and pilot Bob Johnson's honor.

In 1968, Bell was re-elected to his 3rd term as president of the Montana Auto Association. He also served in the Montana and national auto dealers' associations. In the Missoula community, Bell was president of the Chamber of Commerce, active in the Rotary Club, and a member of the board of directors of the Western Montana National Bank for 34 years. He was also on the Florence Hotel board of directors and involved himself in a host of other activities, including hospital fund-raising and the Boy Scouts. In 1969, after he had been selling and servicing Fords for 54 years, he received the coveted Benjamin Franklin Quality Dealer Award at the annual convention of the National Automobile Dealers Association, in Houston, Texas.

Bell served as a member of the Governor's Interim Highway Committee and on the National Highway Safety Committee under President Dwight Eisenhower. In later years, he spent considerable time at his cherished Bar Lazy B Ranch near Ronan, Montana, breeding Arabian horses and polled Hereford cattle. After the death of his first wife, Grace (Tyler) Bell, in 1950, he married businesswoman Mary Mista in Missoula in 1952.

H.O. Bell passed away in October 1971 in Missoula; Mary died in August 2000.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes incomplete runs of the The Ford Dealer News and The Dearborn Independent, from the 1920s as well as other automobile related publications. There are also financial records from the H.O. Bell Ford Dealership in Missoula from 1917 to 1942. Also included in the collection are H.O. Bell's personal films, in 39 reels of film and three videos, that include logging, fishing, hiking, horse shows, and University of Montana athletic events. Preservation copies and DVD copies of four of these films (1, 2, 10 and 11) were created in 2007 with funding provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation. The collection also contains personal and business correspondence, photographs, personal records, scrapbooks, and clippings from H.O. Bell and his family.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to the University of Montana. Photographs in the collection are currently in processing and researchers should contact Archives and Special Collections regarding access.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document, photograph, or film number], Harry Oscar Bell Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Alternative Forms Available

Films in Series X are available in multiple formats.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Magazines, 1921-1971Return to Top

1.7 linear feet

This series includes original copies of the magazines The Ford Dealer News from December 31, 1927 to February 25, 1928 and The Dearborn Independentfrom October 1921 to December 1926. It also includes issues of Automobile Facts and Figures from 1924 to 1945 and issues of Automobile Old Timers News from 1944 to 1971. None of these magazines are a complete run and the collection only includes scattered issues between the indicated years.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
OS 17/1
The Dearborn Independent
October-December 1921
OS 17/2
The Dearborn Independent
January-April 1922
OS 17/3
The Dearborn Independent
July-December 1922
OS 17/4
The Dearborn Independent
January-April 1924
OS 18/1
The Dearborn Independent
May-August 1924
OS 18/2
The Dearborn Independent
January-February 1925
1/1
The Dearborn Independent
May 1925-June 1925
1/2
The Dearborn Independent
June 1925-September 1925
1/3
The Dearborn Independent
September 1925-November 1925
1/4
The Dearborn Independent
February 1926-April 1926
1/5
The Dearborn Independent
April 1926-June 1926
1/6
The Dearborn Independent
June 1926-October 1926
1/7
The Dearborn Independent
October 1926-December 1926
2/1
Ford Dealers News
December 1927-February 1928
2/2
Ford Dealers News
1953, 1958, 1970
2/3
Old Timers News
1944-1969
2/4
AOT News
1971
2/5
Automobile Facts and Figures
1924-1945

Series II:  Personal Documents, 1913-1971Return to Top

0.2 linear feet

This series contains documents generated by H.O. Bell's personal life, including school report cards, fishing and hunting licenses, as well as personal reminiscence and obituaries.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/6
Public School Report Cards
undated
2/7
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
1934 and 1956
2/8
Social Security Record Book
1937
2/9
Government Issued Documents
1913 and 1955
2/10
Resignation Letter to the Missoula Airport Board
undated
2/11
Interviews about H.O. Bell
undated
2/12
H.O. Bell Obituary Documents
1968-1971

Series III:  Correspondence, 1907-1971Return to Top

0.4 linear feet

This series contains correspondence regarding H.O. Bell's personal and professional interests.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/13
Correspondence
1907-1954
2/14
Correspondence
1955-1956
2/15
Correspondence
1957
3/1
Correspondence with the Ford Motor Company
1933-1934
3/2
Correspondence
1958-1971
3/3
Correspondence
undated
3/4
Christmas Cards
1970 and undated

Series IV:  Financial Records, 1913-1972Return to Top

2.5 linear feet

This series contains financial records related to H.O. Bell's businesses and investments including accounting ledgers, vehicle inventories, and tax information.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/5
Balance Sheets
1931-1956
3/6
Tax Documents
1926-1969
3/7
“Notice of Bankruptcy” Documents
1933
3/8
Stock Certificates
1925-1930
3/9
Miscellaneous Financial Records
1913-1939
3/10
Miscellaneous Financial Records
1953-1972
3/11
Miscellaneous Financial Records
undated
8/1
Cash Book
1925-1956
8/2
Ledger Book
1920-1929
4/1
General Ledger
1921-1927
5/1
General Ledger and Payroll
1928
5/2
Accounts Payable Ledger
1926-1927
6/1
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1918-1923
7/1
Accounts Receivable Ledger
1922-1923
7/2
Sales Journal
1925-1934
8/3
Financial Records and a Sales Journal
1925-1933
8/4
Record of Vehicles Received
1917-1918
8/5
Accounts Ledger and Record of Vehicles Received
1918-1923
OS 18/3
Accounts Ledger
1923-1929

Series V:  Legal Documents, 1908-1957Return to Top

0.2 linear feet

This series contains mortgages, titles, and contracts.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/6
Mortgages and Titles
1913-1952
8/7
Contracts
1908-1957

Series VI:  Memorabilia, 1923-1979Return to Top

0.4 linear feet

This series contains collectibles of various origins that H.O. Bell acquired, most relate to automobiles or his personal ventures.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/1
American Automobile Association
1967 and undated
9/2
Automotive Old Timers
1964-1973
9/3
Bank Publications
1925, 1955, and undated
9/4
Bar Lazy B Ranch
1970-1971 and undated
9/5
Boy Scouts
undated
9/6
Community Hospital (Missoula)
1971
9/7
Ford, Edsel Bryant
1943
9/8
Ford, Henry
1938-1947 and undated
9/9
Ford Motor Company
1957 and undated
9/10
Hell Gate Lodge 383
1956
9/11
H.O. Bell Company
undated
9/12
Jack Root Testimonial Dinner
undated
9/13
Johnson-Bell Field (Missoula County Airport)
1979
9/14
Missoula Chamber of commerce
1923 and 1968
9/15
Montana Automobile Association
1952-1971 and undated
9/16
National Highway Users Conference
1952
9/17
Northern Pacific Railway
1957
9/18
Pennsylvania Motor Oil
1934
9/19
Politics
1937-1961 and undated
9/20
Rancheros Visitadores
1956-1970
9/21
Studebaker Corporation
1942
9/22
“Your Car” (The Story of)
1953
9/23
Ward’s Automotive Reports
1956-1957

Series VII:  Newspaper Clippings, 1915-1979Return to Top

1.5 linear feet

This series contains newspaper articles about H.O. Bell and his various interests.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/24
Johnson-Bell Field (Missoula County Airport)
1949-1979 and undated
9/25
Bar Lazy B Ranch
1958-1970
9/26
Miscellaneous Clippings about H.O. Bell
1928-1971 and undated
9/27
Miscellaneous
1915-1963

Series VIII:  Photographs, 1905-1970Return to Top

3.0 linear feet

This series contains photographs of H.O. Bell, his family, businesses, properties, and various activities.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
10/1
Bell Ranch
undated
10/1
Ranch equipment, tractors
1930s
10/1
Unidentified people haying
undated
10/1
Outdoor landscape photos
undated
10/1
Unidentified location - logging
undated
10/1
Cars driving on snowy roads
undated
10/1
Unknown groups of men cooking outdoors
undated
10/1
Unknown groups of men posing for photos
undated
10/1
Man in front of truck with 45 bails of hay
undated
10/2
Ranch equipment, tractors
undated
10/2
Snowed in cabin with car parked in front
1930s
10/2
Close ups of wheels and tires, ranch equipment
undated
10/2
H.O. Bell with unidentified group of men
undated
10/2
Car with windshield cracked
undated
10/3
H.O. Bell 's sailor cousin, Bette Bell at Kerr Dam
1942-1945
10/3
Anaconda Company logging camp
1930s
10/3
Kerr Dam landscape (before dam was built)
1942-1945
10/3
Bonner logging camp
1930s
10/3
Woodworth logging camp
1930s
10/3
Two unidentified men fishing in river
undated
10/3
Poker game, unidentified men
undated
10/3
Unidentified men eating, drinking
undated
10/4
Mary Bell and Harry (H.O.) Bell with horse
undated
10/4
Harry Bell with horse riding in carriage
undated
10/4
Harry Bell with horse riding in carriage
undated
10/4
Aerial photo of Lazy B Ranch - Ronan, MT
undated
10/4
Horse named Shabura
undated
10/4
Lazy B Ranch
1961
10/4
Arabian horse in costume
undated
10/4
First foundation stallion bought in 1948
undated
10/4
Interior of barn at Lazy B Ranch
1963
10/4
Men haying
undated
10/4
Pregnant horses
1963
10/5
Colored photos of horse competition
undated
10/5
Horses in full costume at competition
undated
10/5
Bob Watt with horse at show
undated
10/5
Aerial photo of Lazy B Ranch - Ronan, MT
1967
10/6
Unidentified men in front of building
undated
10/6
Photo of men with killed goose
undated
11/1
Portraits of H.O. Bell and family
1900s, 1960s
11/1
H.O. Bell as a young boy
undated
11/1
H.O. Bell
undated
11/1
H.O. Bell in his late 20s
undated
11/1
Mary Bell
undated
11/1
Myrna Loy
undated
11/1
Margaret Bennett Gough, "old time Missoula"
undated
11/2
Mary and Harry (H.O.) Bell
1953-1954
11/2
McLeod's wedding
1962
11/2
H.O. Bell home exterior
undated
11/2
Harry holding Betty's baby
1955
11/2
Susan Marie (H.O. Bell's mother) holding Thomas Ruth
undated
11/2
H.O. Bell on horse
early 1900s
11/2
H.O. Bell family home, in winter
undated
11/2
H.O. Bell and Uncle Dan Mullet
1902
11/2
Unknown man in old Model T
early 1900s
11/2
Two unidentified women by unknown river
undated
11/3
Mary Bell with horse
1957
11/3
Aerial photo of Lazy B Ranch - Ronan, MT
1968
11/3
Lazy B Ranch - "Karra" the horse
undated
11/3
Susan Marie with Mary and child
undated
11/3
Susan Marie with Harry's sister
undated
11/3
Harry's sister with husband, Clifford Ruth
undated
11/3
Mary Bell
undated
11/3
Duck Shack at Nine Pipes
undated
11/3
Unnamed horses
undated
11/3
Mary Bell with costumed horse
undated
11/3
Bob Watt, horse trainer, with ribbons and trophies
undated
11/4
Various photos of exterior at H.O. Bell family home
undated
11/5
Dog with duck in its mouth
undated
11/5
"Stonewall Jackson" at Duck Shack, Nine Pipes
undated
11/5
Several unidentified people at Nine Pipes
undated
11/5
Unidentified men posing with guns and their ducks
undated
11/5
Woman by river
undated
11/5
H.O. Bell fishing on unidentified river
undated
11/6
Wildlife photos, elk, deer, bear, goats, beaver, rams
undated
11/6
Unidentified mountain lakes
undated
11/6
Close up of baby fawn
undated
11/6
Bull Moose in lake
undated
11/7
Car on riverboat
undated
11/7
Washed out road, unknown location
undated
11/7
Aerial photo of Kerr Dam
undated
11/7
Nine Pipes
undated
11/7
Group of unidentified people and location
undated
11/7
H.O. Bell with unidentified group of men
undated
11/7
Group of men: (L to R) Charley Pierce, Harry Bell,Dixon Little, Al Wilkenson, Jim Finlen, Boo Mcgilvery
undated
12/1
Photo Negatives of the contents of Box 1 and 2
undated
12/2
Photo Negatives of the contents of Box 1 and 2
undated
12/3
Vacation photos
undated
13/1
Vacation photos - Yellowstone Park part I
undated
13/2
Vacation photos - Yellowstone Park part II
undated
13/3
Vacation photos - South Africa, "Orient"
undated
13/4
Photos taken from photo book - outdoor hiking, wildlife photos, camping photos
1937
13/5
Mostly outdoor photos in winter
undated
13/5
Groups of people outdoors
undated
13/5
Ovando, MT, street scene
undated
13/5
Streets of Saltese, MT, flooded out
April 18 1938
13/5
Bridge near Saltese that was washed out
April 18, 1938
13/5
Highway washed away near Saltese
April 18, 1938
13/5
Northern Pacific Train Wreck in Missoula
July 7, 1938
13/6
Christmas Cards
1950s-1960s
13/7
Indianapolis Speedway, Carl Fisher at speedway
1905
13/7
Carl Fisher Indianapolis showroom
1905
13/7
Early photos of Indianapolis Speedway
1900s
13/8
Miscellaneous photo negatives
1900s to 1960s
13/9
Photo slides of Glacier Park
April 29, 1905
14/1
Exterior of H.O. Bell Dealership
undated
14/1
Bell and Reinbold dealership
undated
14/1
H.O. Bell laughing at woman picketing dealership
undated
14/1
Bell and Holt exterior of building
undated
14/1
H.O. Bell receiving award
undated
14/1
L to R: Earl Franks, Mr. Holt, Ora Simmons, Leonard Burnnett, Kenneth Stromme, Harold Carpenter
1928
14/1
Ira Chapman, Edith Maguire, Emma Maguire
undated
14/2
H.O. Bell receiving Benjamin Franklin Quality Award
undated
14/2
H.O. Bell's first dealership in Missoula
1920s
14/2
Picture of H.O. Bell and two other men
1956
14/2
Stampede Parade, man on car
undated
14/2
Daily's Meats
undated
14/2
Men in front of dealership
undated
14/2
Interior of H.O. Bell garage
undated
14/2
Senator Jim Murray with H.O. Bell
undated
14/2
H.O. Bell and Mary Bell
undated
14/2
H.O. Bell parts department
undated
14/2
Benjamin Franklin Quality Dealer Award
1969
14/2
Grand opening of new show room
1929
14/3
H.O. Bell, Rod McCall, Holly Wilkenson (L to R)
1950s
14/3
Men at a bar/banquet
1950s
14/3
Group photograph of several men at banquet
1950s
14/3
H.O. Bell and Mary at National AAA office
undated
14/3
1950 Ford Outstanding dealership award
1950
14/4
State Convention of County Officials
January 19, 1937
14/5
Court of Honor member - Western MT Council
1967
14/5
Group photograph (identified on back of photo)
undated
14/5
Group photo of Anaconda Company Reps
undated
14/5
Exterior of H.O. Bell dealership
undated
14/6
Photo negatives of the contents of professional photographs - exterior and interior of dealership, and awards
1920s to 1960s
14/7
Fishing photo - framed
undated
15/1
Different trucks, tractors, wreckers, plows
undated
15/1
H.O. Bell Wrecker Service Truck
undated
15/1
Post Cards of Schramm Compressor Products
undated
15/1
Post Cards of AMSCO tractor products
undated
15/1
Photo of a hearse
undated
15/1
Mountain Tractor Company Trust truck
undated
15/1
Wenzel and Co. Consulting Engineers truck
undated
15/1
Snow plow
undated
15/2
Unknown groups of people in unknown location
undated
15/3
Higgins Avenue, Bob Johnson driving carriage
1909
15/3
Portrait of Carl Fisher
undated
15/3
Indianapolis Speedway, Carl Fisher at speedway
undated
15/3
General MacArthur in Korea
November 24, 1950
15/3
Dwight D. Eisenhower at dedication of smokejumper facility
undated
15/3
U of M football star "Wild Bill" Kelly
undated
15/4
Undated outdoor photos at unknown location
undated
15/4
Old ranch house, unknown people and location
undated
15/5
Outdoor photos and unknown location
undated
15/5
Unidentified groups of people and unknown location
undated
Folder
OS 23
First Annual Shoot-Off, Spokane Press Skeet Tournament
Panorama
May 3, 1936

Series IX:  Scrapbooks, 1932-1969Return to Top

0.5 linear feet

This series contains scrapbooks with letters, clippings, and photographs of H.O. Bell's various interests and his Benjamin Franklin Quality Dealer Award in 1968.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
OS 19/1
Newspaper Clippings and Photograph Scrapbook
1932-1948
OS 19/2
Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook
1940-1941
OS 20/1
Scrapbook
1931-1954
OS 20/2
The Benjamin Franklin Quality Dealer Award Nomination Letters Scrapbook
1968-1969
OS 20/3
The Benjamin Franklin Quality Dealer Award Scrapbook
1968

Series X:  Film, ca. 1920-1939, 1960Return to Top

39 reels of film, 3 videos,1 DVD

This series contains H.O. Bell's personal film collection which is mostly home movies of his family and Missoula area events and activities. These films include logging, fishing, hiking, horse shows, and University of Montana athletic events. These movies are primarily from the 1920s and 1930s. During original processing, all film materials were duplicated onto 3/4-inch video format. In 2007, a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation enabled Archives and Special Collections to have a preservation copy and a DVD copy produced for four of the films: 1, 2, 10 and 11.

Description Dates
Films
283(III):1: Logging the Blackfoot - Logging camp along the river
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):2: Logging the Blackfoot - Logging camp and horses pulling logs down skid
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):3: Logging the Blackfoot - Pile of logs, camp office, Missoula home, and H.O. Bell home
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):4: Parade in Missoula - Downtown with streetcars, UM football
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):5: Football, Butte-Gonzaga ball game, Missoula track meet
1926 and 1928
283(III):6: Lolo Pass/Lochsa - Scenery
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):7: Lolo Pass/Lochsa - Scenery
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):8: Lochsa - Fishing and camping
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):9: Lochsa - Labor Day, camping, and fishing
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):10: Clearwater - Horseback riding and packing
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):11: Clearwater - Camping and packing
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):12: Powell Ranger Station - Ed McKay, scenic, camping, and pack train
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):13: Clearwater - camping, pack train, and home interior
1928
283(III):14: Clearwater - Pack trip
ca. 1928
283(III):15: Forest lookout
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):16: Georgetown Lake - Fish hatchery
1926
283(III):17: Georgetown Lake - fish hatchery
1926
283(III):18: Moose in lake
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):19: Graves Peak - Horseback riding and pack train
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):20: Kelley Creek - Goat Mountain, scenic, and pack train
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):21: People in woods - Canoeing, swimming, and summer home
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):22: Clearwater - Fishing
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):23: Deer, fishing, camping, and burned over area
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):24: Pop Warner - People, Bell home, Missoula homes
1929
283(III):25: H.O. Bell - Home in winter and Fred Sterling home
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):26: Fred Sterling party
1928
283(III):27: Model A Ford - Waterworks Hill, Whitlock
1928
283(III):28: Family, Betty
1935
283(III):29: Family, Betty
1932
283(III):30: Small child, mostly blank. (Color)
undated
283(III):31: Horses - Show
undated
283(III):32: Horses - Baby, ranch, and cattle
undated
283(III):33: Horses - Cattle branding
undated
283(III):34: Horses - Horses, cattle, and buggy races
undated
283(III):35: Horses
undated
283(III):36: Horses
undated
283(III):37: Horses - Horse show
undated
283(III):38: Horses - Scottsdale horse show
1960
283(III):39: Horses - California
undated
Film Duplicates
283(III):40: 3/4 inch video of film reels 1-19
ca. 1920-1939
283(III):41: 3/4 inch video of film reels 1-19
ca. 1920-1939 and undated
283(III):42: 3/4 inch video of film reels 1-19
1960 and undated

Series XI:  Artifacts, 1932-1971Return to Top

1.5 linear feet

These series contains items collected by H.O. Bell from conferences and openings he attended, awards he received, and organizations he supported.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
16/1
Appreciation Signature Book
1950
16/2
Montana Inter Scholastic Name Tag
1947
16/3
N.A.D.A. Convention and Equipment Exhibit Name Tag
1948
16/4
AAA 65th Annual Meeting Name Tag
1967
16/5
Montana Automobile Dealers “President 1932-1936” Plaque
undated
16/6
Montana University Club Donation Pledge Cards
undated
16/7
KGVO “Outstanding Citizen” Award
1967
16/8
B.S.A. “Court of Honor Member”
1967
21/1
The Benjamin Franklin Quality Dealer Award
1969
21/2
AOT “Distinguished Service Citation” Award
1971
21/3
NADA Certificate in Honor of H.O. Bell's death
1971
21/4
Certificate Announcing the Naming of the Missoula county Airport as the Johnson-Bell Airport
1968
22
Address Book
undated
22
Signature Stamp
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Automobile dealerships--Montana--Missoula
  • Ford automobile
  • Corporate Names :
  • Ford Motor Company--Periodicals
  • H.O. Bell Company (Missoula, Mont.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records--Montana--Missoula
  • Magazines (periodicals)
  • Motion pictures
  • Occupations :
  • Automobile dealers--Montana--Missoula
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