Harry Oscar

Interviewee

Harry Oscar Bell

Interviewer

K. Ross Toole and Pat Morris

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Description

Harry Oscar “H.O.” Bell relates his involvement with automobiles and the automobile industry from 1901 to 1966. He discusses early automobiles and talks about opening his own Ford dealership in Missoula, Montana, in 1915. Bell describes the attitudes of the Ford Motor Company towards product quality and advertising. He also talks about the effects of automobiles and automobile owners on the development of roads in Montana.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Ford Motor Company; Montana Automobile Association; Automobile dealers, Montana; Automobile industry and trade history, Montana; Automobiles, history; Roads, Montana

Original Date

12-13-1965

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Harry Oscar “H.O.” Bell Interviews Oral History Project, OH 024, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 024-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 reel-to-reel analog + 1 transcript (22 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:06:06 minutes

Local Filename

OH_024_001.mp3; OH_024_001.pdf

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