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Gerald Butler letters and photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 3139

Scope and Contents

Collection includes twenty-one letters written by Gerald Leander Butler to his sister Eva May Butler Israelsen, which document his experiences in the United States Army and discuss family events and news. Also includes photographs of Butler with fellow soldiers and officers; images of Butler's Army garrison; various San Diego beach scenes; and an image of the San Diego YMCA building.


  • 1917-1918


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Gerald Butler letters and photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Gerald Leander Butler (1896-1944) was born in Butlerville, Utah, to Leander Neri Butler and Sally Ephsabeth (Effie) Wagstaff Butler. In 1917 he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in San Diego, California. Following his discharge from the military in 1918, he returned to Utah where he worked in a variety of jobs. Gerald Leander Butler died in a hunting accident on September 9, 1944.


30 items (0.08 linear ft.)


Organized in two series: I. Letters, 1917-1918. II. Photographs, circa 1917-1918.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Gerald Butler letters and photographs
Amy Perez
5 April 2011
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States