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Solomon D. Butcher photographs and photographic postcards of Nebraska

 Collection
Call Number: WA Photos 1273

Scope and Contents

Photographs and photographic postcards created by Solomon Devore Butcher of Nebraska, circa 1870-1916. Identified locations include Alliance, Anselmo, Ansley, Arcadia, Arnold, Bayard, Broken Bow, Callaway, Cozad, Crawford, Gibbon, Gothenburg, Kearney, Maxwell, Merna, Oconto, Pleasanton, Seneca, Shelton, and Wood River. Depicted are towns, businesses, events, sod houses, and landscapes.

Included are postcards of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

Dates

  • circa 1870-1916

Creator

Language of Materials

Captions in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Solomon D. Butcher Photographs and Photographic Postcards of Nebraska is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Andrew Smith Gallery Inc. on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2019.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by location.

Extent

3.42 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.solomondbutcher

Overview

Photographs and photographic postcards created by Solomon Devore Butcher of Nebraska, circa 1870-1916. Identified locations include Alliance, Anselmo, Ansley, Arcadia, Arnold, Bayard, Broken Bow, Callaway, Cozad, Crawford, Gibbon, Gothenburg, Kearney, Maxwell, Merna, Oconto, Pleasanton, Seneca, Shelton, and Wood River. Depicted are towns, businesses, events, sod houses, and landscapes.

Included are postcards of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

Biographical / Historical

Solomon Devore Butcher (1856-1927) of Burton, West Virginia, opened a photography studio, S. D. Butcher & Son, in Custer County, Nebraska, circa 1882. In 1886, Butcher began work on a history of the county, which he published in 1901.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards. For more information, please refer to the Beinecke Manuscript Unit Processing Manual.
Title
Guide to the Solomon D. Butcher Photographs and Photographic Postcards of Nebraska
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah Lerner
Date
August 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.