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Description found in Archives

Personal [graphic material, textual record, object] 

Series consists of


ca. 1930-1990

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

ca. 200 photographs : b&w and col.
ca. 2 cm of textual records
42 plaques

Scope and content

This series consists of both textual and graphic material of and about Ken Bell and his career. This includes plaques and certificates from Professional Photographers of Canada and its predecessor, the Commercial and Press Photographers Association of Canada, Professional Association of America, the Professional Photographers of Ontario, the Art Directors Club of Toronto etc. The series also includes correspondence including a letter from the photographer Gilbert Milne and General Sir Miles Dempsey. The rest of the correspondence deals with Bell's honours and awards. In addition, the series contains personal photographs of Ken Bell and family members, including images of his youth during the 1930s and his work in the studio with staff members. In addition this series includes photographic slides used by Ken Bell during his teaching career at the Ontario College of Art. These photos include "How-to" tutorials and examples of what he considered his best work. The series also contains textual material, which includes contracts for the Rice and Bell photography studio, newspaper clippings about him and his work and a letter to his staff about work standards.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
90: Open
from 71 to 83
from 178 to 191
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

No restrictions on use

Ken Bell Fonds [multiple media] Box list outlines all Ken Bell material within the fonds, including content, dates, and extent. Available on the S:/ drive under Art & Photo / Photo Finding Aids / Bell, Ken / Ken Bell Box List. Paper copy also available in Art & Photo Library. FA-448 90 (Electronic)