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Paul E. Bellamy papers

Identifier: MS-017

Content Description

The correspondence and other papers relate to Bellamy's military service in the Philippine Islands during the Spanish American War, Republican Party politics in South Dakota, Bellamy's transportation and construction business in Rapid City, promotion of tourism in the Black Hills, World War II, and efforts to locate the United Nations headquarters in the Black Hills. Significant correspondents include Calvin Coolidge, Wendell Wilkie, Franklin Roosevelt, Lord Halifax, Francis Case and M.Q. Sharpe.


  • 1879 - 1956


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research without restriction. Researchers are advised to contact the Archives and Special Collections prior to visiting. Advance notice may be needed to retrieve items for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers must obtain a signed Permission to Publish Form if they wish to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information from published and unpublished works held by ASC. Permission to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information materials from ASC does not constitute permission from the holder of copyright or literary rights. The researcher is responsible for securing permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce content from materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Paul E. Bellamy was born November 17, 1979 in Knoxville, Iowa. He served in the 51st Iowa Volunteer Infantry in the Philippines during the Spanish American War. He was a businessman and promoter in Rapid City, South Dakota. He died January 14, 1956.


33 Linear Feet (60 document boxes and 1 oversize drawer)

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The Paul E. Bellamy papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, print materials and photographs relating to Bellamy's career as a businessman and promoter in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Repository Details

Part of the USD Archives and Special Collections Repository