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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: 4 linear ft. (4 boxes), 2 oversized papers (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

In Emory's holdings are 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

Purchase, 2012.

Citation

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

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


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 (AME) 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, including correspondence, writings, financial records, photographs, scrapbooks and printed material. Printed material includes rare broadsides and other print ephemera, especially material published by the AME Church. There is a substantial collection of souvenir books documenting the history of individual AME churches, extensive records of Wilberforce University (on whose board he served as a trustee) and numerous catalogs of other AME-supported colleges.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Financial records; printed material; correspondence; writings
2 - Correspondence; printed material; photographs; scrapbook
3 - Correspondence and personal papers; souvenir programs; reports; sheet music
4 - Souvenir programs and other printed material
OP1 - Diploma, law school
OP2 - Poster, biographical
OBV1 - Scrapbook
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