Description of File or Item:

Interviews with Judith Bell-Oyen
Dates of Creation
May 1988 - May 1989
Physical Description
2 files of textual records (includes 9 audio cassettes (ca. 510 minutes))
Scope and Content

Files consist of oral history records documenting the life and career of Judith Bell Oyen, daughter of Richard A. Bell, a lawyer. This interview primarily concerns his life. Interview topics include: Bell's childhood; Osgoode Hall Law School; Bell's politics; Bell, Baker partnership; Law Society of Upper Canada; Bell-Oyen's education; Bell-Oyen, articling; Bell-Oyen, early practice; select cases, Bell; Appointment to Supreme Court of Ontario, Bell-Oyen. Interview conducted by Christine J.N. Kates. File includes nine audio cassette recordings from a series of six interviews and a transcript with index (284 p.).


Pp. 120-149, 176-210, 244- 284 closed completely until the earlier of the death or the retirement from the bench of Judith Miriam Bell (Oyen) (retirement estimated to be on 7 Feb. 2015); pp. 150-176, 211-244 closed completely until 20 Mar. 2008

File/Item Ref. Code
C 81-1-0-68
File or Item Forms a Part of

This file or item forms a part of the following group of records:

C 81-1 Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - General Programme interview files

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File or Item Restriction
Closed in part: see notes.
Location and Ordering Information
Textual records located in container B436538; sound recordings located in container B436663 Note this information for retrieval of this item.To help you find what you need, also note the File/Item Ref. Code and/or the Creator Ref. shown above.