This non-commercial website was originally founded and created by David Massey to help keep the memories of the Bell
System alive and to pay tribute to those that made it the greatest
telecommunications system on earth. This website also provides some
technical and corporate historical information relating to Bell Labs, Western
Electric, American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), and the Regional Bell
Operating Companies. There is also some limited technical information on
Western Electric telephones for telephone collectors, hobbyists, students, and
others for non-commercial use. We are not
associated with any of the former Bell System companies (see disclaimer on the
David Massey started this site back in 1997 on a Geocities free web
server account with less than a megabyte of files. Before this site had
its current domain name, it had been sponsored by various individuals on their
domains. In the summer of 2002 it became financially feasible to
obtain a stand-alone domain name and web hosting service. The domain name "bellsystemmemorial.com"
became its new home on the Internet and has grown to over 600 megabytes.
In September 2006, Bell System Memorial became a part of The
Porticus Centre, a non-profit entity that is dedicated to the preservation and
archiving of historical business documentation for select companies.
The Bell Symbol are all registered trademarks of
Verizon Trademark Services LLC in the U.S.A. and are used here
for historical archive references only. This web site is not affiliated
with, owned by, or otherwise associated with any of the
Regional Bell Operating
Westrex (formerly Western
Electric), or any other telecommunications company.