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SD Photograph Collection—Genevieve Belknapp/Scotty Philip

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2017-008

Content Description

The collection consists of photo images of Genevieve Belknapp and Scotty Philip that were transferred from the South Dakota Hall of Fame. The Scotty Philip image is a 9x12 inch letterpress-halftone print signed by Scotty Philip and dates to the early 1900s. The Genevieve Belknapp image is an oval, color portrait photo measuring 11 ½ x 19 ½ inches and dates to 1928. James “Scotty” Philip was a well-known rancher and statesman from western South Dakotan, best known for his work in preserving the American buffalo. He was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 1978. He was also elected to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK. Genevieve Belknapp and her husband Clark were leading figures in the town of McIntosh (S.D.) in the early 1900s. The Belknapps played a key role in organizing McIntosh’s first library in 1925, with Genevieve as its first librarian. The Clark H. and Genevieve E. Belknapp Memorial Endowment Fund was created to assist the State Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society in purchasing materials pertaining to South Dakota’s pioneer heritage.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1900s
  • 1928


0.1 Cubic Feet