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Bell Syndicate news releases for There Were Giants in Those Days

 Collection
Identifier: Am-Mss-Bell

Scope and Contents

The Bell Syndicate news releases for There Were Giants in Those Days includes a series of typescript articles and associated materials compiled by The Bell Syndicate and released in 1942. The series was created at the encouragement of the U.S. Treasury Department, and emphasized patriotic themes during the Second World War. Each release documents the life of a famous American historical figure, and is accompanied by a photographic illustration. Also included is an advertising brochure for the series, and a manila folder that previously housed the documents. Individuals profiled include Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Webster, General Lew Wallace, Benjamin Franklin, Julia Ward Howe, and Nathan Hale. Authors include Claude Bowers, Stephen Vincent Bennett, Carl Van Doren, Alexander Woollcott, and Nancy Hale. A total of 28 biographical sketches were produced. This collection lacks the sketch of Theodore Roosevelt written by Julian Street.

Dates

  • 1942

Conditions Governing Access

The Bell Syndicate news releases for There Were Giants in Those Days is open for research. Researchers are encouraged to contact Special Collections staff prior to a visit.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions may be made upon request. Material in this collection may be subject to copyright.

Bell Syndicate

The Bell Syndicate of New York, established in 1916 by John Neville Wheeler, was a print syndicate that distributed articles and comics for publication by newspapers.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

L2 Storage

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Julian Street, June 1950.
Title
Bell Syndicate news releases for There Were Giants in Those Days
Author
Tekin, Jane
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Chapin Library Repository

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