Oral History

The Hon. Walter Bell 1998, 207 pages

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.).

Status: Open

Occupation: Judge

Number of pages: 207

Read more about: Ontario Court of Justice

Archive Details

Archive Link: https://aims.archives.gov.on.ca/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/DESCRIPTION_WEB/WEB_DESC_DET?SESSIONSEARCH&exp=sisn%2065327

Archive Code: C 81-4-0-50

Title: Interviews with Walter Bell

Date: June 1998 - July 1998

Description: Textual records, Sound recordings

Physical Description: 2 files of textual records (includes 5 audio cassettes (ca. 300 minutes))

Restrictions: None

Container Info: (Textual records are located in container B436903; sound recordings are located in container B436796)

Location: Interview conducted as part of the Provincial Court Project.