Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

William W. Bell papers, 1941 -- 1945

William W. Bell papers, 1941 -- 1945

This series is open for research.

0.25 linear feet; 0.25 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains reports and newsletters created or compiled by Reverend William W. Bell, a Methodist missionary working in India and Burma, and relating to his work with British prisoner of war camps during WWII through the YMCA. Reports are typed and detail Bell's efforts to introduce creative activities to prisoners of war from Axis countries in order to "prevent boredom;" some notes of thanks from prisoners of war are also included. Newsletters include the "Y.M.C.A. War Prisoners' Aid Commentator," "War Prisoners Aid Reporter," and "Y.M.C.A. War Prisoners Aid News."

This series is arranged in chronological order.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Reports, 1941 -- 1945

Box 1 Folder 2 Newsletters, 1942 -- 1945