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COLLECTION Identifier: HUM 295

Daniel Bell unpublished manuscripts


This collection includes Daniel Bell’s unpublished manuscripts: The Exhausted Isle, Theories of Social Change : A Stocktaking, Socialism: a historical sketch, Perestroika; and The history of the idea of the future.


  • [circa 1960s-1990]


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Permission to publish

Permission to publish is required through August 27, 2037.


0.50 cubic feet (1 extra wide document box)

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Bell (1919-2011) was a sociologist and a professor at Harvard University from 1969 to 1990. He was the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences. Prior to entering academic life, Bell was a journalist and activist, serving as labor editor of Fortune magazine, managing editor of the socialist weekly the New Leader, and editor of Common Sense. He founded Public Interest with Irving Kristol.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Daniel Bell unpublished manuscripts and was acquired by the Harvard University Archive through donation:
  1. Accession 18605; received 2012 November 20 from David Bell and Jordy Bell

Related Materials

The Harvard University Archives also holds:
  1. Daniel Bell personal archive, 1903-2008 (Accession 18559)
  2. Daniel Bell letters to Deborah Brown, 1980-1992 (HUM 296)

Inventory update

This document last updated 2019 April 10.

Processing Information

Processed in November 2017 by Jennifer Pelose.
Link to catalog
Bell, Daniel, 1919-2011. Daniel Bell unpublished manuscripts, [circa 1960s-1990] : an inventory
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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