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Eliot Butler papers

Identifier: UA 677

Scope and Contents

Files divided into colleges, correspondence, Deans' Council minutes, visiting scholars, and other subject headings of Eliot Butler, Associate Academic Vice President at Brigham Young University, 1980-1989.


  • 1973-1989


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 70 years from the end date of the administration, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Eliot Butler collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Eliot Butler was an Associate Academic Vice-President from July 1980 to August 1989. His duties included supervision of colleges and individual academic departments. Upon release, he returned to the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Butler was chairman of the Chemistry Department from 1974-1977, when he became acting Dean of the College until 1980.


15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. Eliot Butler correspondence, 1974-1987 2. Eliot Butler minutes, 1973-1987 3. Eliot Butler general files, 1979-1989

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Department of Anthropology.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Department of Anthropology.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Jim Dooley; 1993.

Register of the Eliot Butler papers
Jim Dooley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US