Bell System Breakup: 1982 news report examines impact of decision
Automatic Bell System
School Clocks and Wireless Bell System
Bell System 'Super Switcher' Commercial (1976)
A normal day for a Bell System tech (1977)
The Bell System was the system of companies, led by the Bell Telephone Company and later by AT&T, which provided telephone services to much of the United States and Canada from 1877 to 1984, at various times as a monopoly. On December 31, 1983, the system was divided into independent companies by a U.S. Justice Department mandate.