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Beaver Bay research file

 Collection — Box: SC
Identifier: S3732

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of outline and support research materials for application to “Research Grant for Beaver Bay”. It includes 31 black and white snap shots of Beaver Bay (bay, shore, approach, buildings, Trade Post Café, First Aid Station, Lapidary Shop, pier, highway, scenery); six page paper on Beaver Bay, Future Taconite Beneficiation Site, read at AGA meeting by L.C. Belthuis; two page history of the Beaver Bay Club 1920 – 1945; Reserve Mining Fact Sheet and History, 15 pages; news clippings; copies of maps. All of the materials are dated from 1947 or 1948 with the exception of one map dated 1940.


  • 1948


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Lyda C. Belthuis and Dr. Thomas W. Chamberlin were newly appointed faculty in 1947, to the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Geography Department. Chamberlin came from Northern Illinois State Teachers College, Dekalb, where he had been since receiving his doctorate from Clark University. Belthuis came from the Charleston, Illinois teachers college after receiving her Ph. D. in geography from the University of Michigan. Both served as department heads in geography at UMD.


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The collection consists of outline and support research materials for application to “Research Grant for Beaver Bay”.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.


This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.

Guide to the Beaver Bay research file
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526