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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