Collection UR-SF 30 - Professor George Howard Bell, Department of Physiology

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UR-SF 30


Professor George Howard Bell, Department of Physiology


  • 1920-1976 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.86 linear metres

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Biographical history

Professor Bell was Symers Professor of Physiology in the University of Dundee (formerly University College and Queen's College, Dundee), 1947-1975. He was a keen photographer and took photographs within the University and its surrounding area and during his travels around Britain and abroad, the latter particularly on the work of the Inter-University Council.

Archival history

Retained in custody of the University of Dundee.

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Scope and content

Black and white portraits of eminent visitors to the College or University, particularly physiologists and other medical professionals, who gave lectures to the University's Philosophy and Science Group which Professor Bell was instrumental in founding 1950-1976; signatures c.1951-1974; letters 1951-1974; 35mm colour transparencies covering a wide geographical area and a variety of subjects but, in particular architectural sculptures and carving c.1920-1985.


Not expected

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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper and include photographs and transparencies.

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Existence and location of originals

This material is original

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Related units of description

Records of other University of Dundee staff and staff of the preceding institutions are mainly held in UR-SF. Papers of staff not in this fonds: GB 0254 MS 111 William Maxwell Jamieson. Staff related material: GB 0254 MS 56 Henry Boase, GB 0254 MS 79 Mrs Barbara S Martin: Patrick Geddes Memorabilia.

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MS 65

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Description identifier

UR-SF 30

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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