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Edwin Butterworth collection for the Brigham Young University centennial celebration

 Collection
Identifier: UA P 2
Collection includes photographs and negatives related to the history of Brigham Young University's first one-hundred years, which were collected by Edwin Butterworth for the 1975 publication of Brigham Young University: 1000 Views of 100 Years, a commemorative photographic history of the university for the university's centenial celebration.

Dates

  • approximately 1860-1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patron should use digital collection.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Edwin Butterworth collection for the Brigham Young University centennial celebration must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators

Extent

8 boxes (4 linear ft.)

Biographical History

Edwin Butterworth, Jr. (1912-2010) was a journalist, author, teacher, and administrator in Utah.

Edwin Butterworth, Jr. was born on November 5, 1912 to Edwin Fielding Butterworth and Florence Boud Butterworth in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Switzerland, Germany, and France from 1933 to 1936 and in 1938 he married Dorthy Ann Leetham in the Salt Lake Temple. Following his mission, Butterworth returned to Salt Lake City where he joined the Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir and became a newspaper editor. He worked for the Salt Lake Telegram and the Salt Lake Tribune from 1936 to 1947. He then transferred to the Deseret News, where he worked until 1949. In the autumn of that year, Butterworth joined the Brigham Young University journalism faculty. At BYU he taught classes in journalism, editing, and public relations. He was likewise active in promoting the university, ultimately serving as chairman of the Public Communications Department and as the head of the BYU News Bureau. While at BYU, Butterworth edited a compilation of university president Ernest Wilkinson’s speeches titled, Ernestly Yours, as well as a series of vignettes, I Remember Ernest. Butterworth also authored an official historical volume for the university’s centennial celebrations in 1975, Brigham Young University: 1000 Views of 100 Years. Butterworth retired from the university at the close of 1977. He passed away on April 5, 2010.

Arrangement

Arranged in two series: 1. Photographs for the Brigham Young University centennial celebration. 2. Negatives for the Brigham Young University centennial celebration.

Organization of the photograph folders mirrors the organization of the book 1000 Views of 100 Years with separate folders for photographs on each page of the book, negatives also mirror the book with folders for page ranges within the book.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Other Finding Aids

1000 Views of 100 Years book serves as an alternate finding aid.

Custodial History

This collection was donated to the university by Edwin Butterworth. It was later transfered to the University Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in the University Archives.

Appraisal

University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Title
Register of Edwin Butterworth collection for the Brigham Young University centennial celebration
Status
completed
Author
Aimee Bastarache
Date
2010 Jun 7
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2011 October 20: Collection and series level descriptions edited by Jeffrey Mahas

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States