Legislative Papers of Donald Bell, Kansas, 1967-1971

Collection Summary

Title: Legislative Papers of Donald Bell, Kansas, 1967-1971
Call Number: MS 74-15
Size: 5.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Donald Bell
Processed By: MDH, 7-29-1974; SMC, 2-18-1998; MN, 1-2009
Note: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Restrictions

None

Content Note

The Legislative Papers of Donald Bell are primarily concerned with educational finance and taxation. The collection also contains files on such topics as metropolitan law enforcement, abortion, strip mining, and other miscellaneous correspondence. The Bell collection spans the years of 1967 to 1971.

Biography

Donald Alfred Bell was born July 13, 1928 in Wichita, Kansas. A lawyer, he represented District 68 in 1965, 1966, and Special Session 1966 and District 79 in 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970. He was Majority Floor Leader in 1969. He was married to Eleanor Harriet Van Gleson.. On November 12, 1985, he died from injuries received in airplane crash. (Source: Kansas Legislators Past & Present, State Library of Kansas)

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1-Box 11 Subject Files. Some correspondence is included.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Subject Files

Box 1 FF 1-3 Abortion -- 1969
Box 1 FF 4 Abortion Information -- 1969 Session
Box 1 FF 5 Arts and Cultural Reports -- 1968-1969
Box 1 FF 6 Bill Amendments -- House and Senate, 1969 Session
Box 1 FF 7 Bill Locators -- 1969 Session
Box 1 FF 8 Bill Pertaining to Regulation and Inspection of Meat and Poultry -- 1969 Session
Box 1 FF 9 Bingo (Correspondence) -- 1970 Session
Box 1 FF 10 Bill Locators -- 1970 Session
Box 1 FF 11 Civil Service -- State Employee Salary Raises 1969 Session
Box 1 FF 12 Conference Committee Assignments -- 1969 Session
Box 1 FF 13 Corporation Nomenclature -- 1969 Session
Box 1 FF 14 Credit Rating and Job Protection -- Bill and Information 1969 Session
Box 1 FF 15 Cross- Busing (Correspondence) 1970
Box 1 FF 16-18 Education -- 1969 Session
Box 1 FF 19 Education -- 1970 Session
Box 2 FF 1-2 Education (Correspondence) -- 1968 Session
Box 2 FF 3 Education -- Financing the State Junior Colleges 1969 Session
Box 2 FF 4 Education (Correspondence) -- 1970
Box 2 FF 5-7 Education -- House Education Committee -- 1969 Session
Box 2 FF 8-9 Education -- House Education Committee Work 1970 Session
Box 2 FF 10 Education -- Legislative Proposal to Decrease Wichita Board of Education from 12 to 7 -- 1969 Session
Box 2 FF 11 Education -- Legislative Recommendations on Education 1969 Session
Box 3 FF 1 Education -- Non-public Schools in Kansas -- Their Relation to Public Schools -- 1970 Session
Box 3 FF 2 Education -- Proposals for State School Finance -- 1969
Box 3 FF 3 Education -- Public School Data Rankings -- 1967-1968
Box 3 FF 4 Education -- Public School Report -- 1968-1969
Box 3 FF 5 Education -- Questionnaire Pertaining to School Financing and Freedom of Choice in Schools -- 1969
Box 3 FF 6 Education -- Small School Closure -- 1969 Session
Box 3 FF 7 Education -- Small School Closure (Correspondence) -- 1970
Box 3 FF 8 Education -- Small School Closure -- (Form Letters Pertaining to) -- 1970 Session
Box 3 FF 9 Education -- Small Schools -- Information -- 1968-1970
Box 3 FF 10 Equal Opportunity Employment Bill
Box 3 FF 11 Expansion of Legislative Facilities and Office Space 1969 Session
Box 3 FF 12-16 Fiscal Notes From Budget Director -- 1969 Session
Box 4 FF 1-2 Fiscal Notes From Budget Director -- 1969 Session
Box 4 FF 3-5 Fiscal Notes From Budget Director -- 1970 Session
Box 4 FF 6 Fluoridation (Correspondence) -- 1970
Box 4 FF 7 "Goggle and Helmet Laws" (Correspondence) -- 1969
Box 4 FF 8 Health Insurance Bills -- (Correspondence) -- 1970
Box 4 FF 9 Health -- Plan for Kansas Home Fallout Protection -- 1967
Box 4 FF 10 Health -- Proposals for a Community Health Program for Wichita -- 1968
Box 4 FF 11 House Bills (General) -- 1969 Session
Box 4 FF 12 House Bills on Education and Libraries -- 1969 Session
Box 4 FF 13 House Calendar #42 -- March 12, 1970, Senate Calendar #44 -- March 13, 1970
Box 4 FF 14 Invitations and Activities -- 1969 Session
Box 4 FF 15 Journal of Kansas Legislative Council -- 1970
Box 4 FF 16 Judiciary Committee (Correspondence) -- 1969 Session
Box 4 FF 17 Judiciary Committee (Correspondence) -- 1970 Session
Box 4 FF 18 Kansas Highway System (Maps)
Box 5 FF 1 Kansas State Athletic Handbook -- 1967-1968
Box 5 FF 2 Kansas Tax Facts -- 1967
Box 5 FF 3 Land Resources Information -- 1962
Box 5 FF 4-5 Legislative Services and Facilities Committee 1969 Session
Box 5 FF 6 Legislative Services and Facilities Committee 1970 Session
Box 5 FF 7 Library Funding -- 1969
Box 5 FF 8 Liquor by the Drink (Correspondence) -- 1967
Box 5 FF 9-10 Local Government Studies -- 1966
Box 5 FF 11 Lottery and Pari-mutual Betting -- 1969-1970
Box 5 FF 12 Manpower Program -- 1969
Box 5 FF 13 Message From Governor Docking t"Report to the People" -- 1967
Box 5 FF 14 Messages from the Governor to the Legislature 1969 Session
Box 5 FF 15-17 Metropolitan Law Enforcement -- 1967 Session
Box 6 FF 1 Metropolitan Law Enforcement -- 1968 Session
Box 6 FF 2-3 Metropolitan Law Enforcement Agency Bill -- 1969 Session
Box 6 FF 4 Mines and Mining Committee Minutes -- 1967
Box 6 FF 5 Mines and Mining Committee Minutes -- 1968
Box 6 FF 6-11 Mines and Mining Committee -- Strip Mining -- 1967 Session
Box 7 FF 1-2 Mines and Mining Committee -- Strip Mining -- 1967 Session
Box 7 FF 3-4 Miscellaneous Correspondence -- 1968
Box 7 FF 5-8 Miscellaneous Correspondence -- 1969 Session
Box 7 FF 9 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Documents 1969 Session
Box 8 FF 1-2 Miscellaneous Correspondence -- 1970 Session
Box 8 FF 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Documents 1970 Session
Box 8 FF 4 Miscellaneous Correspondence -- 1970 Session
Box 8 FF 5 Preliminary Summary of Bills -- 1969 Session
Box 8 FF 6 Presidential Welfare Reform -- 1969
Box 8 FF 7 Public Health and Welfare -- 1970
Box 8 FF 8 Ramifications of the Federal Truth-in-Lending Act on Kansas -- 1969
Box 8 FF 9 Regulation of Radio Common Carriers -- 1968 Session
Box 8 FF 10 Republican Party Publications -- 1969
Box 8 FF 11 Requests to Page in House -- 1970 Session
Box 8 FF 12 Requirements for CPA (Correspondence) -- 1970
Box 8 FF 13 Resolutions by Mr. Bell -- 1969 Session
Box 8 FF 14 Right to Work Legislation (Correspondence) -- 1970
Box 8 FF 15 Rules and Procedure in Legislature (Information) -- 1969
Box 8 FF 16 Sanitation Regulations -- 1969-1970
Box 8 FF 17 Sections Amended or Repealed in More Than One Bill 1970 Session
Box 8 FF 18 Sedgwick County (Correspondence) -- 1969
Box 8 FF 19 Sedgwick County (Correspondence) -- 1970
Box 8 FF 20 Sedgwick County -- Proposed Study of ADP Used in Sedgwick County -- 1968
Box 9 FF 1 Sex Education -- 1969
Box 9 FF 2-3 State Bulletins and Newsletters -- 1969 Session
Box 9 FF 4-5 State and Federal Bulletins and Newsletters -- 1969 Session
Box 9 FF 6 State Bulletins and Newsletters -- 1970
Box 9 FF 7 State Roads and Highways -- 1969
Box 9 FF 8 Status of Bills in Committee -- April 3, 1969
Box 9 FF 9 Tax (Information) -- 1968 -- Forwarded to Committee of Mines and Mining -- 1969 Session
Box 9 FF 10-12 Taxation -- 1969 Session
Box 9 FF 13 Taxation (Correspondence) -- 1970
Box 10 FF 1 Taxation -- Fuel and Road Taxation -- 1969
Box 10 FF 2 Taxation -- Letters Pertaining to Taxation -- Forwarded From Editor Wichita Eagle and Beacon to House -- 1969 Session
Box 10 FF 3 Taxation -- Motor Vehicle Taxation -- 1967
Box 10 FF 4 Taxation -- Regulaton of Cities in Taxing for Construction Purposes -- 1969
Box 10 FF 5 Taxation -- Research Documents and Proposals Concerning Intangibles Tax -- 1967 Session
Box 10 FF 6 Taxation -- Tax Lid -- 1970
Box 10 FF 7-9 Teacher Negotiation Status -- 1968 Session
Box 10 FF 10 Teacher Retirement -- 1969 Session
Box 10 FF 11 Teacher Retirement (Correspondence) -- 1970
Box 10 FF 12 Trading Stamp Study -- 1965
Box 10 FF 13 Transportation and Utilities -- 1970 Session
Box 11 FF 1-4 Urban Affairs Committee -- 1967
Box 11 FF 5 Vietnam War -- 1967
Box 11 FF 6 Vocational Education -- 1968 Session
Box 11 FF 7 Vocational Education -- State Plan -- 1964
Box 11 FF 8 Vocational Education -- State Plan -- 1969 Session
Box 11 FF 9 Wichita -- 1969 Session
Box 11 FF 10 Wichita (Correspondence) -- 1970
Box 11 FF 11 Wichita State University (Correspondence) -- 1969