Correspondence relating to his career as professor of German, University of
California, Berkeley, and to his attempts to obtain research materials from post-war Germany; reprints
of his writings; reviews by him and of his work; photocopy of materials relating to Georg Hager.
Clair Hayden Bell, professor of German at the University of California at Berkeley, was born in
Lafayette, Indiana in 1885. He attended the University of California, graduating in 1908 with a major in
philosophy and German. He also acquired his M. L. at Berkeley in 1909 in philosophy, and began his
teaching career as a teaching assistant in 1909. From 1910 to 1913, he taught in the Los Angeles High
School, with the exception of one year, 1911-1912, which he spent as an exchange teacher at the Real
Gymnasium at Frankfurtam-Main, Germany. He returned to the University of California as an instructor in
1913, took time out for military service from 1917 to 1919, and acquired his doctorate in 1921. He
continued his professorial career in Berkeley until his retirement in 1955.
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