Description of File or Item:

Interviews with Walter Bell
Dates of Creation
June 1998 - July 1998
Physical Description
2 files of textual records (includes 5 audio cassettes (ca. 300 minutes))
Scope and Content

Files consist of oral history records documenting the life and career of Walter Bell (b. 1923), a Toronto-area lawyer who appointed a judge in 1981. Interview topics include: University of Toronto; World War II; University of Toronto Law School; move to British Columbia, 1948-1949; articling; partner, Poole, Bell, & Porter, 1958-1959; appointment to bench, 1981; early days on the court in London; Charter of Rights; Young Offenders Act; court reform. Interviewer unknown. File includes five audio cassette recordings from a series of three interviews and a transcript with index (220 p.).


Interview conducted as part of the Provincial Court Project.

File/Item Ref. Code
C 81-4-0-50
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This file or item forms a part of the following group of records:

C 81-4 Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - Special Projects interview files

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Location and Ordering Information
Textual records are located in container B436903; sound recordings are located in container B436796 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.