Finding Aid for the Bell-Muir Family Papers, Papers, 1860-1950

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Alight Tsai
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Bell-Muir Family Papers, 1860-1950

Collection number: 718

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
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Alight Tsai
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bell-Muir Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1860-1950
Collection number: 718
Creator: Bell-Muir family
Extent: 30 boxes (15 linear ft.) 4 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Clark E. Bell (1881-1960) became agent and inspector of agencies for New York Life Insurance Company. He served as a member of the San Marino, California City Council (1942-47) and as mayor (1947-52). Mabel Muir, was a niece of the naturalist John Muir, and a prominent social and civic leader in San Marino. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, ephemera, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bell-Muir Family Papers (Collection 718). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Clark E. Bell was born in 1881; became agent and inspector of agencies for New York Life Insurance Company; served as member of the San Marino (California) City Council (1942-47) and as mayor (1947-52); he died in 1960; his wife, Mabel Muir, was a niece of the naturalist John Muir, and a prominent social and civic leader in San Marino.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence (some on microfilm), clippings, ephemera, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bell-Muir Family--Archives.
Bell Family--Archives.
Muir Family--Archives.
Bell, Clark--Archives.


Container List

Boxes 34, 35

4 packages including scrapbooks.

Physical Description: (Unarranged).
Box 28

Red Cross Scrapbook belonging to Mrs. Clark E. Bell (Covering period July 2-10, 1942).

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Military science commission ratings.
Box 29

Muir family genealogy, photographs, ephemera, chemistry book and scrapbook.

Box 30

Clippings, correspondence, ephemera.

Box 31

Bell-Muir letters (1907-1948).

Scope and Content Note

  • Political ephemera, official programs of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles (1932), and a notebook.
  • Paper bindings of: San Francisco; Lincoln, Nebraska; The New Home of Beta Theta Pi, Lincoln, Nebraska; and James Latimer Bruce.
Box 32

Letters: David Muir to Daniel Muir, and others (1869-1886). Microfilm.

Scope and Content Note

Microfilm is a negative of 151 letters: the letters in this box are photocopies, apparently from the film.

Note

(The original letters were donated to the Huntington Library in 1970 -- Phone call, Peter Blogett to Anne Caiger, October 1987)
Box 33

Correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

  • Ida T. Yost to Emma K. Muir
  • Mary Sangorn to Emma Kenaston Muir
  • Orpheus Kenaston to Emma Kenaston Muir
  • Letters to Emma Kenaston Muir
  • Mrs. Almeda M. Yates to Mrs. Emma Muir and others.
Box 34

(Package # 5) Photos.

Box 36

Photos.