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Dorothy Cole collection, 1977-1981

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Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence to Dorothy Healy and four bell catalogs of the Cole Museum – Taps, Twisters and Twirlers; Bells That Do Not Ring; The Museum Home of Dorothy and Robert Cole…Mecca in Maine; and Door-Bells.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dorothy Cole was born in 1910. She and husband Robert lived on a dairy farm and part of their home housed a large collection of bells and other historical items. Cole wrote a number of articles for The Bell Tower, the official publication of the American Bell Association.