BUTCHER, CHARLES SIMPSON.
Charles Simpson Butcher papers, circa 1930-1965

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/cw33w


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Butcher, Charles Simpson.
Title: Charles Simpson Butcher papers, circa 1930-1965
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1247
Extent: 6 linear feet (12 boxes), 1 oversized papers box (OP), and 1 oversized bound volume (OBV)
Abstract:Papers of African American minister and book collector Charles Simpson Butcher including correspondence, writings, financial records, photographs, scrapbooks and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Separated Material

Emory houses books and pamphlets formerly owned by Charles Simpson Butcher. These materials may be located in the Emory University online catalog by searching for: Butcher, Charles Simpson, collector.

Source

Purchased from Cynthia Barta, 2012.

Custodial History

Purchased from dealer; dealer acquired material directly from the Butcher family.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Charles Simpson Butcher papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Curator of African American Collections, Randall Burkett, as part of the Rose Library's holdings in Africam American culture and history.

Processing

Arranged and described at the record level by Jina DuVernay, October 2019 due to the unidentified relationship between Charles Simpson Butcher and the records.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Charles Simpson Butcher (1900-1965) was born in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. He attended Wilberforce Academy and Howard University. He graduated from Howard's School of Theology in 1937 and was an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church. He was an avid collector of rare books and other published and printed material. He married Mary Olmstead Butcher in 1949.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Charles Simpson Butcher, such as correspondence, including correspondence from composer and musician, William Christopher (W.C.) Handy, writings, church financial records, photographs, scrapbooks and printed material including church journals, reports and minutes from church meetings and conferences. Printed material includes rare broadsides and other print ephemera, especially material published by the A.M.E. Church such as church event programs. There is a substantial collection of souvenir books documenting the history of individual A.M.E. churches, extensive records of Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio (on whose board he served as a trustee) and numerous catalogs of other A.M.E.-supported colleges.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by record type.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Address book, undated
1 2 Bibliographies, undated
1 3 Blueprint, undated
1 4 Bookmark, circa 1953
1 5 Business cards, undated
OP1 1 Certificate, 1955
1 6 Certificates, circa 1915-1964
1 7 Church events, circa 1934-1937
OP1 4 Clippings, circa 1901-1950
1 8 Clippings, circa 1909-1940
1 9 Conference records, circa 1839-1840
1 10 Correspondence, circa 1892-1928
1 11 Correspondence, circa 1896-1937
1 12 Correspondence, circa 1930-1940
1 13 Correspondence, circa 1930-1962
1 14 Correspondence, circa 1932-1933
1 15 Correspondence, circa 1934-1949
2 1 Correspondence, circa 1936-1973
2 2 Correspondence, circa 1938-1964
2 3 Correspondence, circa 1951-1956
2 4 Correspondence, circa, 1952-1965
2 5 Correspondence, undated
2 6 Envelopes, circa 1933-1956
3 1 Financial records, circa 1928-1964
3 2 Financial records, circa 1933-1964
OP1 2 Illustrations, undated
3 3 Letterhead, undated
3 4 Library records, circa 1918-1938
3 5 Licenses, circa 1934-1945
3 6 Lyrics, undated
3 7 Membership applications, circa 1930
3 8 Membership roll of Pilgrim A.M.E. church, undated
3 9 Minutes, circa 1896-1943
3 10 Minutes, circa 1954-1962
3 11 Notes, circa 1900-1957
3 12 Notes, circa 1932-1964
4 1 Offering envelopes, circa 1898-1955
4 2 Photographs, circa 1883-1957
OP1 3 Photographs, circa 1904
4 3 Photographs, reproduced from unknown publication, undated
4 4 Printed material, advertisement, circa 1939
4 5 Printed material, election records, circa 1900-1956
4 6 Printed material, committees, circa 1960
4 7 Printed material, constitution and bylaws, undated
4 8 Printed material, delegates, undated
4 9 Printed material, History of Bethel A.M.E. Church, undated
4 10 Printed material, journals, circa 1936-1951
4 11 Printed material, obituaries, circa 1923-1959
4 12 Printed material, programs, circa, 1888-1920
5 1 Printed material, programs, circa 1897-1959
5 2 Printed material, programs, circa 1899-1939
5 3 Printed material, programs, circa, 1921-1926
5 4 Printed material, programs, circa, 1927-1931
5 5 Printed material, programs, circa, 1932-1935
5 6 Printed material, programs, circa, 1936-1937
6 1 Printed material, programs, circa, 1938-1941
6 2 Printed material, programs, circa, 1942- 1944
6 3 Printed material, programs, circa 1942-1964
6 4 Printed material, programs, circa, 1944-1945
6 5 Printed material, programs, circa, 1946-1947
6 6 Printed material, programs, circa, 1948
7 1 Printed material, programs, circa, 1950-1951
7 2 Printed material, programs, circa, 1952
7 3 Printed material, programs, circa, 1953-1954
7 4 Printed material, programs, circa, 1955
7 5 Printed material, programs, circa, 1956
7 6 Printed material, programs, circa, 1957-1959
8 1 Printed material, programs, circa, 1960
8 2 Printed material, programs, circa, 1960-1963
8 3 Printed material, programs, circa, 1964
8 4 Printed material, programs, circa, 1964
8 5 Printed material, programs, circa, 1964-1965
8 6 Printed material, programs, circa, 1964-2005
9 1 Printed material, programs, undated
9 2 Printed material, publications, circa 1932-1954
9 3 Printed material, reports, circa 1900-1909
9 4 Printed material, reports, circa 1910-1913
9 5 Printed material, reports, circa 1911-1932
9 6 Printed material, reports, circa 1914-1920
9 7 Printed material, reports, circa 1927-1936
9 8 Printed material, reports, circa 1936-1958
10 1 Printed material, reports, circa 1952-1962
10 2 Printed material, Resolution, circa 1959
10 3 Printed material, thesis, undated
10 4 Printed material, tickets, circa 1916-1945
10 5 Sheet music, circa 1918-1950
10 6 School records, circa 1926
10 7 Scrapbook, circa 1939-1959
OBV1 - Scrapbook, undated
10 8 Stamps, circa 1952
10 9 Subject file, Baltimore Conference Potomac District, circa 1904-1950
10 10 Subject file, Council of Churches Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA., 1955
10 11 Subject file, Howard University (Washington, D.C.), circa 1927-1939
10 12 Subject file, Kittrell College, Kittrell, N.C., circa 1932-1937
10 13 Subject file, Lorain Ministerial Association, 1962
10 14 Subject file, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), circa 1955-1966
11 1 Subject file, Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, Ohio, circa 1952-1964
11 2 Subject file, Pilgrim African Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C., circa 1930-1937
11 3 Subject file, Richard Allen Youth Council, 1955-1956
11 4 Subject file, Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church, Cleveland, Ohio, 1957-1958
11 5 Subject file, Southernaires, circa 1932-1942
11 6 Subject file, Third Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, circa 1943-1959
11 7 Subject file, Wilberforce University, circa 1914-1949
11 8 Subject file, Wilberforce University, circa 1951-1955
11 9 Subject file, Wilberforce University, circa 1956-1961
11 10 Subject file, Wilberforce University, circa 1956-1970
12 1 Subject file, William Christopher Handy (W.C. Handy), 1953-1956
12 2 Subject file, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), circa 1937-1955
12 3 War records, unidentified, circa 1929-1943
12 4 Writings, unidentified, circa 1831-1929
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