Collection ID: LMC 2572
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Bell, Charles G. (Charles Greenleaf), 1916-2010
Abstract:
The Bell mss., 1942-2006, consists of the correspondence, writings, and printer's proofs of the works of author Charles Greenleaf Bell, 1916-2010.
Extent:
19 Boxes
Language:
English .
Preferred citation:

[Item], Bell mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Charles Greenleaf Bell was born on October 31, 1916, in Greenville, Mississippi. He earned a degree in physics from the University of Virginia in the 1930s and later studied literature at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He taught physics, English literature, and poetry at a number of colleges and universities, including Iowa State, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, and St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM. Bell authored three books of poetry (Songs for a New America, Delta Return, and Five Chambered Heart) and two novels (The Married Land and The Half Gods). He also created and performed multimedia shows called Symbolic History: Through Sight and Sound that trace the evolution of Western civilization through sight and sound. He remained an active writer and educator even into his old age. In 2006, at the age of 90, Bell published an autobiography titled Millennial Harvest. He passed away four years later on December 25, 2010, in Belgrade, ME, at the age of 94.

Scope and Content:

I. Notes and correspondence are materials about Simone Weil. II. Writings are drafts and proofs of Bell's literary works. III. Printed materials are photocopies of selections from periodicals related to Bell's poetry.

Acquisition information:
Gift: 2005, 2007
Arrangement:

Organized into the following series: I. Notes and correspondence; II. Writings; III. Printed.

Physical location:
ALF (Auxiliary Library Facility)

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

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TERMS OF ACCESS:

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PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Bell mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu