October 29, 2022

Elmer Clinton Belknap [RG1601.AM]


RG1601.AM:  Elmer Clinton Belknap, 1905-1988

Scrapbook:  1935-1939

Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska:  Director, Hall County Assistance Administration

Size:  One volume


Elmer Clinton Belknap, son of Edward and Kittie Belknap, was born at Gordon, Nebraska, on December 24, 1905.  During the 1930s and 1940s he worked for the Hall County Assistance Administration.  By 1940 he was married to Mildred Breniman and had two children.  By 1950 the Belknaps had moved to Lincoln, Nebraska.  During the 1950s and 1960s Elmer Belknap served as a state representative for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.  Mrs. Belknap died in June of 1978.  Elmer Clinton Belknap died in Lincoln on March 19, 1988.


The collection consists of a scrapbook kept by Elmer Clinton Belknap.  The scrapbook relates to Belknap’s service with the Hall County Assistance Administration during the 1930s.  The scrapbook contains mostly newspaper clippings dating from 1935 to 1939.  The clippings document Depression-era relief efforts in Hall and Scottsbluff Counties, as well as in Nebraska in general.


Scrapbook, 1935-1939


Subject headings:

Belknap, Elmer Clinton, 1905-1988

Hall County Assistance Administration (Grand Island, Nebraska)

Public welfare — Nebraska

Relief work — Nebraska


TMM     09-26-2018

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