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Edwin Butterworth Jr. photographs for the Brigham Young University centennial celebration

Identifier: UA P 2 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains the photographs used by Edwin Butterworth Jr. for the publication of Brigham Young University: 1000 Views of 100 Years.


  • approximately 1860-1975


Conditions Governing Access

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

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

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Edwin Butterworth Jr. 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.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

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.


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