Welcome to this virtual exhibition which pays tribute to an illustrious almunus of Mount Allison University.
The Mount Allison University Archives
is proud to maintain the fonds of Dr. Winthrop Pickard Bell, one of
Nova Scotia's foremost scholars and historians. In addition to
papers and correspondence related to his writings and research, the
fonds includes photographs (predominately in negative format) that
were created and compiled by Dr. Bell over his lifetime. This
virtual exhibition is designed as a general guide for researchers
interested in Dr. Bellís life and works and to commemorate the 40th
anniversary of his death in 2005.
A brief biography of
Winthrop Pickard Bell is included with related information on
selected members of the Bell family; his Education; his
incarceration in the Ruhleben Internment Camp; Post-World War I
activities; Teaching career; Business career; Mount Allison
University involvements; Service to historical organizations; and Personal
interests. This is complemented by a selected chronology of his
life and a separate section on authorship which outlines his
literary output and more specifically his two most notable works.
Fonds and series level archival descriptions
are provided to outline the extent and coverage of the holdings
within the fonds. For further finding aids, details about copyright, as well
as information on terms and conditions of access to this fonds
the Mount Allison University Archives directly.
A portion of the bibliography is also provided which lists all of Winthrop Pickard Bellís
published works that have been discovered to date. The photograph
gallery includes some selected images created by Bell that
demonstrate his ability as a photographer and visual chronicler of
Nova Scotia predominately between 1920 and 1950.
Documents and images have been
selected to demonstrate the breadth of Dr. Bell's archival record.
The Mount Allison University Archives hopes that this virtual
exhibition will expand interest in the legacy of Winthrop Pickard
Bell - man of the Maritimes, citizen of the world.