Interviews with Judith Bell-Oyen

Reference Code: File - C 81-1-0-68
Title: Interviews with Judith Bell-Oyen
Date of Creation: May 1988 - May 1989
Physical Description:

2 files of textual records (includes 9 audio cassettes (ca. 510 minutes))

Forms Part of: C 81-1 - Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - General Programme interview files
Scope and Content:

Files consist of oral history records documenting the life and career of Judith Bell Oyen, daughter of Richard A. Bell, a lawyer. This interview primarily concerns his life. Interview topics include: Bell's childhood; Osgoode Hall Law School; Bell's politics; Bell, Baker partnership; Law Society of Upper Canada; Bell-Oyen's education; Bell-Oyen, articling; Bell-Oyen, early practice; select cases, Bell; Appointment to Supreme Court of Ontario, Bell-Oyen. Interview conducted by Christine J.N. Kates. File includes nine audio cassette recordings from a series of six interviews and a transcript with index (284 p.).

Restrictions on Access:

Closed in part: see notes.


Pp. 120-149, 176-210, 244- 284 closed completely until the earlier of the death or the retirement from the bench of Judith Miriam Bell (Oyen) (retirement estimated to be on 7 Feb. 2015); pp. 150-176, 211-244 closed completely until 20 Mar. 2008

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Location and Ordering Information: Textual records located in container B436538; sound recordings located in container B436663