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  • Title
    Graeme Bell papers, ca. 1900-2001
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  • Date

    ca. 1900-2001
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  • Physical Description
    34 boxes of textual material and photographs, 9 large scrapbooks and several large posters

    For an autobiography and discography of Graeme Bell, see: Graeme Bell, Australian jazzman : his autobiography, with discography / by Jack Mitchell. Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. : Child & Associates, 1988

    For an obituary of Graeme Bell, see: Sydney Morning Herald, 16-17 June 2012
  • Scope and Content
    Includes personal and family papers (letters, diaries, printed matter relating to Bell's parents Elva Rogers and Jack Bell); a business archive (accounts, invoices, cashbooks, tax records, wages sheets, appointment diaries, union and other business correspondence); records of Bell's leading jazz band and their numerous overseas tours (tour diaries, correspondence, publicity material, scrapbooks, ephemera); papers about the history of jazz in Australia (papers dealing with the first jazz convention 1946, Graeme Bell's first overseas tour 1947-48); radio talks and articles; manuscripts and research material relating to his autobiography; posters (some European posters from the 1940s); and photographs covering the whole period.

    Scrapbooks compiled by Graeme Bell concerning his career, 1939-2001: see attached child record.
  • Source
    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Graeme and Dorothy Bell, 1996, and also presented by Graeme Bell in 2001
  • Access Conditions

    This manuscript collection is awaiting further processing. Usually 5 working days notice is required for access. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • General note

    A contents list is available from the Archival Team, Collection Access & Description
    Published posters have been catalogued separately in the Library's main Catalogue at POSTERS/2017/91-229.

    The four films in Box 3 have been allocated call numbers VT 3589-3592.
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