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George Daniel Butler collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 899

Scope and Contents

Approximately 600 photographs collected by George Daniel Butler, depicting the Yale section of the U.S. Ambulance Service with the French army, June 22, 1917-April 23, 1919. Also included are postcards of cities and historic sites in France.

Dates

  • 1917-1919

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of George D. Butler in 1979. Gift of George D. Butler, Jr., 2002.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0899

Overview

Approximately 600 photographs collected by George Daniel Butler, depicting the Yale section of the U.S. Ambulance Service with the French army, June 22, 1917-April 23, 1919. Also included are postcards of cities and historic sites in France.

Biographical / Historical

George Daniel Butler was born in Seymour, Connecticut, on November 14, 1893. He graduated from Yale with the Class of 1916. After graduation, Butler joined the war effort by assisting the U.S. Army Ambulance Service with the French army, for which he received a Croix de Guerre. Butler spent most of the rest of his working life with the National Recreation Association, where he was Director of Research, Assistant Executive Director and Associate Editor of "Recreation."

For several years he was a member and chairman of the Board of Adjustment, Playground Committee and Recreation Commission (1947-62) in Leonia, N.J.; also president, Home School Association and other agencies. He received a Special Citation from the American Recreation Society and Honorary Life Memberships in the Recreation and Park Associations of New York and New Jersey. In November, 1966, the renowned Bob Kiphuth, (now deceased) who was then Honorary President of the Council for National Co-operation in Aquatics, awarded But a Certificate of Recognition "for outstanding service and contribution in the field of aquatics", at Purdue University.

George wrote many pamphlets, booklets and magazine articles and several books, among them, "Introduction to Community Recreation", "Playgrounds-their Administration and Operation", "Recreation Areas-their Design and Equipment", "Municipal Recreation Administration", "Pioneers in Public Recreation", "Country Parks", "Recreation Activities for Adults". For some time he was editor of the "Recreation and Park Yearbook". A lecturer, he has participated in workshops at several universities, chaired many national committees on recreation subjects and has taken part in local recreation surveys. He was Recreation Consultant in the planning of the town of Kitimat in British Columbia.

He was a member of the Leonia Presbyterian Church where he taught Sunday School and was a member and treasurer of the Session. He belongs to the Church of the Palms and the Yale and Ivy League Clubs in Sarasota. He retired in December 1962. In retirement his hobbies were flower gardening, photography, vacationing in Friendship, Maine, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and "hiking on the most beautiful beaches in the U.S.A."

On September 6, 1921, he married Rebecca Preble Jones, with whom he had two children. He died in May 1985.
Title
Guide to the George Daniel Butler Collection
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
March 1982
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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