Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Philip Butcher papers, 1864-2005, bulk 1940-1990

Series IV. Personal and Professional, 1930-1989, undated

The bulk of this series concerns Philip and James Butcher's service in the US Army during World War II. A typescript copy of Philip's extensive World War II journal is here. The material created or gathered by James Butcher includes a journal, notes and photographs of a trip from Monrovia to Dunbar Farms in the interior of Liberia; and a lifeboat log kept by H. E. Sorenson, Master of merchant vesselCape Decision,which was torpedoed early in 1943 enroute from Charleston, SC to Dakar. James was on theCape Decision,when it was hit and spent ten days, journeying 900 miles to safety, with Sorenson. This series also contains US Army service handbooks and bulletins, Fort Huachuca publications and ephemera related to the variety of entertainment provided by the Special Services Division.

Also included here are a few of Philip Butcher's projects and proposals.

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Box 11 Folder 1 Clippings, 1930-1989

Box 11 Folder 2 Photographs, 1970, 1989, 1970, 1989

World War II

James Butcher

Box 11 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1941

Box 11 Folder 4 Diary and Lifeboat Log, 1943, 1948, 1943, 1948

Box 11 Folder 5 Liberia--Notes and Correspondence, 1943-1944

Box 14 Folder 5 Liberia--Photos, 1943-1944

Philip Butcher

Box 11 Folder 6 to 8 Journals and Notes, 1945-1946 (3 Folders), 1945-1946

Box 11 Folder 9 Office of War Information--Radio Proposal, 1942

Box 11 Folder 10 Printed Material, 1942-1949, 1960 (1 of 2 Folders), 1942-1949, 1960

Box 12 Folder 1 Printed Material, 1942-1949, 1960 (2 of 2 Folders), 1942-1949, 1960

Box 13 Folder 1 Printed Material--Clippings, 1937-1944

Writings and Projects

Box 13 Folder 2 "Freedom's People"--Scripts, 1941-1942

Box 13 Folder 3 Lectures, Undated

Box 13 Folder 4 Phylon , 1948-1949

Box 13 Folder 5 Proposals, 1948-1970, undated, 1948-1970, undated

Box 13 Folder 6 Society for the Study of Southern Literature, 1967-1976

(includes Louis D. Rubin correspondence)

Box 13 Folder 7 Television Script--The Negro in U.S. History, 1974-1975