Lloyd and Amy Bell papers, 1930-2001  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bell, Lloyd
Title
Lloyd and Amy Bell papers
Dates
1930-2001 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.0 linear feet, (13 boxes)
Collection Number
SPC-014-0716
Summary
The Lloyd and Amy Bell papers consists of published works by Lloyd Bell on Stehekin Washington, and professional and political papers of Lloyd and Amy Bell pertaining to Bell's work in the United States Democratic Party campaigns. This collection also contains political memorabilia, articles and research on Stehekin and politics, correspondence between Lloyd and Amy Bell, photographs from their travels to Australia, Russia, and Great Britain, and annotated yearbooks from Eastern Washington College of Education and Wenatchee Junior College.
Repository
Eastern Washington University
Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collections
Eastern Washington University Libraries
320 Media Lane - 100 LIB
Cheney, WA
99004
-2453
Telephone: 509-359-2475
archives@ewu.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born April 23, 1918 in Waterville, Washington, Lloyd R. Bell worked as an educator and public servant in the state of Washington throughout the 1900s. While living as a child with his mother and brother in Winthrop in Okanogan County, Bell became afflicted with a sudden illness which caused his legs to cease functioning. In 1932, a fall resulted in complete paralysis of his legs. Bell began a year and a half long stay at the Seattle Orthopedic Children's Hospital, while there he met President Franklin Delano Roosevelt who was visiting the hospital on a tour of the region. Bell regained the use of his legs and returned home to Winthrop.

From 1939 to 1945 Bell attended the Eastern Washington College of Education where he earned a degree in education and teacher certification. Bell taught seventh grade history in Ritzville Washington for two years, marrying Amy Moody in the summer of 1945. In 1947 Bell earned a Master in History from the University of Washington, shortly after becoming a history professor and the chair of the social studies department for the Wenatchee Junior College. While working in Wenatchee, Bell took a part time job teaching in the Stehekin School, a one-room school in Stehekin, a small town just outside of Wenatchee. In 1952, dissatisfied with national politics, Bell took a year off from teaching while volunteering to support the presidential candidacy of Adlai Stevenson. Although Stevenson lost to Eisenhower, this was the beginning of Bell's journey into politics.

After teaching in both the Wenatchee Junior College and Stehekin School for several years, Bell left education in 1959 when he became the clerk for the Washington House Democratic Caucus. He served in this position until 1963, and it was in this period that Bell became a father after adopting his daughter Caitlin in 1960. Following his position as Caucus Clerk Bell became the Supervisor of Interpretive Services for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Department where he constructed the Federal Forest, Dry Falls, and Spokane House Interpretive Centers. This position only lasted two years. In 1967 Bell was given a position as Administrative Assistant to Bert Cole the Commissioner of Public Lands for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and while Bell and Cole disagreed on many political topics, Bell served this role for 13 years. In 1979 Bell retired to the home he and his wife had built in Stehekin, where he spent his time fishing, writing books about Stehekin as well as an autobiography titled An Examined Life, and traveling as part of the Seniors Club. Bell died March 16, 2001 in Clallam County, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Lloyd and Amy Bell papers consists of published works by Lloyd Bell and others, including the following: Beyond Worlds; Examined Life; Fishing Stehekin Waters; Stehekin: A Woman's Perspective; Stehekin Book of Months; Tales of the Trail. This collection also includes professional and political papers of Lloyd and Amy Bell pertaining to Bell's work in the United States Democratic Party's presidential campaigns and work with the House of Representatives from 1959 to 1988. Other items in this collection include political memorabilia, and articles and research on Stehekin and politics. This collection also includes correspondence between Lloyd and Amy Bell from 1943-1998, photographs from their travels to Australia, Russia, and Great Britain, World War I memorabilia, calendars that belonged to the Bells, and annotated yearbooks from Eastern Washington College of Education and Wenatchee Junior College from 1942 to 1954.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Use of this collection is subject to the rules concerning access to archival and manuscript collections at Eastern Washington University. For more information, see: http://www.ewu.edu/Library/Services/Archives.xml

Copyright restrictions may apply. For more information or permission to publish, contact Eastern Washington University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections at (509) 359-2475, or archives@ewu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Lloyd and Amy Bell papers; SPC 014-0716; Archives & Special Collections, Eastern Washington University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

This collection has been organized into nine series, all have been arranged at the file level. Series 1: Published materials. Series 2: Professional papers. Series 3: Research files. Series 4: Correspondence. Series 5: Travel. Series 6: Calendars. Series 7: World War I memorabilia. Series 8: Guest books. Series 9: Yearbooks.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Published materials, 1930-1995Return to Top

This series consists of copies of published works by Lloyd Bell and others.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Beyond Worlds
1987
1 2
Examined Life
1984
1 3
Fishing Stehekin Waters
1983-1987
1 4
Stehekin A Woman's Perspective
March 20, 1993
1 5
Stehekin Book of Months
1979-1982
1 6
Tales of the Trail
1930-1995
1 7
Tales of the Trail 1
June 1, 1995
1 8
Tales of the Trail 2
1995
1 9
Tales of the Trail 3
May 1995

Professional papers, 1959-1988Return to Top

This series consists of professional and political papers of Lloyd and Amy Bell while working with the United States Democratic Party campaigns. Other related documents may be found in the research and correspondence files.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 5
Amy Bell career photos
1970
10 6
Amy Bell professional material
1973
OS
Amy Bell service certificates
1973, 1975
OS 2
Lloyd Bell bumper sticker
1959-1960
10 7
Lloyd Bell campaign announcement
June 8, 1960
12 1
Correspondence
1968-1980
10 8
Democratic campaign planner and materia12
1960
10 9
Democratic caucus
1979
12 2
Democratic National Committee pouch 1980
1980
4 3
Democratic party memorabilia
1964-1988
10 10
Democratic House Caucus campaign issues background
Undated - post 1963
12 3
Democratic Platform 1976
1976
1 10
Democratic Party Washington
1959-1988
10 11
House of Representatives Session 1963
1963
1 10
Interpretive center prospectuses
March 18 - April 1, 1965
1 10
Keechelus caucus
June 1985
12 4
North Cascades National Park
1968
12 5
Shorthand
1967
10 12
Washington State Contrast In Nature
Undated
10 13
Washington State Democratic Party Platforms
1960 - 1966

Research files, 1944-1999Return to Top

This series consists of materials and research related to Lloyd and Amy Bell's various interests, including their time as students at Eastern Washington College of Education.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 13
Articles on politics
1979-1986
11 1
Assorted photographs
Undated
1 14
Audio recordings
Undated
11 2
Amy Bell academic and social awards
1944-1945
12 6
Amy Bell flu memoir
January 23, 1969
2 2
Lloyd Bell National Parks Service interview
April 17, 1982
11 3
Biorhythm charts
1979
11 4
Brag Book
Undated
2 1
Jimmy Carter campaign
1979 -1980
1 15
Citizens Conservation Conference
May 1963 - June 1983
OS 1
Clippings, The Journal, and The Torch
July 26, 1944 - March 4, 1999
11 5
Introduction to the Movement Eastward in the United States
1950
11 6
Kinnikinick photos and illustrations
Undated
2 3
Negatives
Undated
OS
Newspapers The Journal
January - November 1944
OS
Newspapers The Olympian and Wenatchee Daily World
1955 - 1974
11 7
Pocket planners
1971-1973
2 4
Poems
1966 - 1980
2 5
Stehekin
1973-1993
11 8
Stehekin Valley development
1978
2 6
Tawanka reunion directory 93 - loose
1993
2 7
Thesis
1991

Correspondence, 1943-2001Return to Top

This series contains correspondence between Lloyd and Amy Bell. While the majority is personal, some professional correspondence is also included.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 2
Correspondence
Jan-March 1943
7 3
Correspondence
April - June 1943
7 4
Correspondence
July - September 1943
7 5
Correspondence
August 12, 1943
7 6
Correspondence
October - December 1943
7 7
Correspondence
January - March 1944
7 8
Correspondence
April - June 1944
7 9
Correspondence
April - June 1944
8 1
Correspondence
July - September 1944
8 2
Correspondence
July - September 1944
8 3
Correspondence
October - December 1944
8 4
Correspondence
October - December 1944
8 5
Correspondence
October - December 1944
8 6
Correspondence
October - December 1944
9 1
Correspondence
January - March 1945
9 2
Correspondence
January - March 1945
9 3
Correspondence
January - March 1945
9 4
Correspondence
April - May 1945
9 5
Correspondence
April - December 1945
9 6
Correspondence
1946
10 1
Correspondence
1947
2 8
Cards and letters 1
1941 - 1998
2 9
Cards and letters 2
1941 - 1998
2 10
Cards and letters 3
1945-1996
10 2
Correspondence
1962-1979
3 1
Family
1957-1988
12 7
Correspondence
1968-1980
3 2
Books
1986-2001
3 3
Caitlin Bell certificates
1974-1977
10 3
Correspondence
Undated
10 4
Correspondence
Undated

Travel, 1956-1989Return to Top

This series consists of materials related to Lloyd and Amy Bell's travels.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 4
Travel Britain
1956-1989
3 5
Travel Australia
1982-1985
12 8
Russia trip album
1989
12 9
Photos enclosed in Russia album
1989

Calendars, 1986-2001Return to Top

This series consists of calendars maintained by the Bells. Some seem to be related to a project documenting events in Stehekin.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 6
Calendars 1
1986 - 2001
3 7
Calendars 2
1988-1997
3 8
Calendars 3
1995-1998
3 9
Calendars 4
1995-1997

World War I memorabilia, 1958-1994Return to Top

This series consists of hats and other memorabilia related to World War I.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 10
World War 1 memorabilia
1971-1994
5
World War 1 veterans hat
1958
6
American Legion hat
1994

Guest books, 1968-1975Return to Top

This series consists of guest books belonging to Lloyd and Amy Bell.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4
Guest book 1
July 25, 1968
4
Guest book 2
October 24, 1974
4
Guest book 3
December 29, 1975

Yearbooks, 1942-1954Return to Top

This series consists of annotated yearbooks from Eastern Washington College of Education, as well as yearbooks from Wenatchee Junior College, and Entiat High School (Silico Saska).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 9
Silico Saska
1942
4
Kinnikinick - Eastern Washington College of Education
1942
5
Kinnikinick - Eastern Washington College of Education
1942
4
Kinnikinick - Eastern Washington College of Education
1944
4
Kinnikinick - Eastern Washington College of Education
1943
4 1
Enclosed in Kinnikinick 1942
1942
4 2
Loose Assorted Photos Found Inside Yearbooks
Undated
13 1
Wenatchee Junior College Yearbook
1949
13 2
Wenatchee Junior College Yearbook
1950
13 3
Wenatchee Junior College Yearbook
1951
13 4
Wenatchee Junior College Yearbook
1953
13 5
Wenatchee Junior College Yearbook
1954

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Democratic Party (Wash.)
  • Fishing.
  • World War, 1914-1918

Geographical Names

  • Eastern Washington College of Education
  • Stehekin (Wash.)
  • Washington (State)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Memorabilia