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Bell Aircraft Georgia Division (Marietta) Collection, 1942-1945

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-B-001

Content Description

This collection consists of four series: Photographs of the Bell Aircraft Plant in Marietta, Georgia from the 1940s; Correspondence between Tom Scott and Robert Root, 1998-1999; "The Bellringer," 1944-1945; and a Collection of oral histories with former Bell Aircraft employees carried out by Thomas A. Scott (Professor Emeritus of History, Kennesaw State University) and others from 1987-2000 that have been removed and placed within the Kennesaw State University Oral History Project. The collection also includes a 12"x18" reproduction of b&w photograph, "Georgia Dinner" Bell Aircraft, Hotel Statler, March 25, 1942. **Please note this collection does not contain any human resources or personnel records for the Bell Bomber Plant.


  • Creation: 1942-1945


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state “right to privacy” laws. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal cause for action if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person. Privately donated materials may carry restrictions imposed by deed as a condition of donation and require the permission of the donor or donor’s agent. The KSU archives does not itself waive such restrictions, nor will it act as an advocate for any researcher seeking such waivers. KSU archives staff have taken care to identify and, in some cases, remove sensitive information found within its archival collections when undertaking archival processing work. However, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of the archival collections, particularly in those collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections. Researchers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Kennesaw State University and its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of archival collections held by the Kennesaw State University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material must be secured from the repository and/or copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

The War Department selected Marietta as the site of the new division in 1942, establishing a new chapter in economic growth for Cobb County, Georgia.


1.00 cubic feet (2 document cases, 232 digital images)

Language of Materials



The photographs have been arranged into five sub-series and ordered chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Hugh Neeson, Niagara Aerospace Museum, via Dr. Thomas Scott

Other Descriptive Information

See also Joe Gabriel Photograph Collection.

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Revision Statements

  • 2020 June: updated by Maggie Thomas

Repository Details

Part of the Kennesaw State University Archives Repository

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