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Dr. Raymond F. Bellamy papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1988-007

Scope and Contents

This collection includes unpublished manuscripts of several of Dr. Bellamy's publications, papers he read before various groups, verses he composed on different occasions and a collection of Christmas cards, letters and wrappings.


  • 1918-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Dr. Raymond E. Bellamy, retired Chairman of the Florida State University School of Social Welfare and Department of Sociology, was born in 1885. In his early youth, he attended and graduated from Moore's Hill College with a Bachelor of Science degree. He secured the Master's and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at Clarke University where, as a student assistant, he taught botany, chemistry, and physics.

Dr. Bellamy's career in Tallahassee, Florida initially began in 1918 when he was invited to teach at the Florida State College for Women. Soon thereafter, in addition to teaching economics, history, political science, and statistics, he prepared and taught a course in anthropology, one of the first to be taught in southern colleges. In 1924, he accepted the assignment as Head of the Department of Sociology, a post in which he attracted some creative and competent teachers of sociology and the social sciences. Upon his retirement from Florida State University in 1956, the Board of Regents designated Dr. Bellamy as Professor Emeritus. The social sciences building on the FSU campus was named after Dr. Bellamy at its dedication in 1967. He died in Tallahassee on July 4, 1970.


2.1875 Linear Feet

5.00 boxes

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Processing Information

Processed September 1988.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US