Patricia Butler papers, 1953-1956

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/rtd2x

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Butler, Patricia.
Title: Patricia Butler papers, 1953-1956
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1379
Extent: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Papers of Patricia Butler, Howard University class of 1956, documenting college and sorority life at Howard in the early 1950s.
Language: Materials entirely in English .

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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


Purchased from Lorne Bair Rare Books, 2016

Custodial History

Purchased from dealer, provenance unknown.


[after identification of item(s)], Patricia Butler 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 African American culture and history.


Arranged and described at the file level by Carrie Hintz, January 2017.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Patricia Butler, born in the Bronx, New York, was a 1956 graduate of Howard University. She was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority and an active participant in Greek life at Howard in the early 1950s. She was voted fraternity Omega Psi Phi’s sweetheart for 1955.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains photographs, correspondence, and printed ephemera documenting Butler’s college life, in particular her participation in social activities and in campus Greek life

Arrangement Note

Arranged by material type.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Correspondence
1 - Delta Sigma Theta sorority/greek life, 1953-1955
1 - Howard University printed ephemera, 1954-1956
1 - Printed ephemera
1 - Photographs