Gerald Butler letters and photographs
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.
- Butler, Gerald, 1896-1944 (Person)
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.
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.
- Agra (India)
- Home and Family
- Mormon families -- Utah -- History
- San Diego (Calif.) -- History -- Sources
- San Diego (Calif.) -- Photographs
- Social Life and Customs
- Soldiers -- United States -- Photographs
- Utah -- History -- 20th century
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
- World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
- 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.