Scope and Contents
The papers consist of lecture and course notes; research materials; writings; departmental files; and electronic records documenting the professional career of historian Jon Butler as educator, administrator, and author.
Language of Materials
The papers are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are closed to researchers, excluding the donor and the following family members: Roxanne Butler, Benjamin Butler, and Peter Butler, and Caroline Butler and Naomi Butler and other sons and daughters of Benjamin and Peter as yet unborn, until January 1, 2035, or upon the death of Jon Butler, whichever occurs first, at which time the papers shall be open to all researchers.
Boxes 6-8, student papers, are closed to researchers for the life of the student plus five years (5) or seventy-five (75) years from the date the student graduates or withdraws from the University, whichever is longer.
Original born digital files, as well as preservation masters, may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist request that they be made. Born digital files cannot be accessed remotely. System requirements include a Manuscripts and Archives computer and file viewing software.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is retained by the creator(s) of this collection for unpublished works they have authored or otherwise produced. After the lifetime of the creator(s) or until January 1, 2035, whichever comes first, copyright passes to Yale University whether such works are at Yale or physically located elsewhere in the world. Copyright status for other 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.
The papers are arranged in four series: I. Personal Files, 1963-1992. II. Teaching Files, 1983-2010. III. Professional Files, 1972-2011. IV. Writings, 1973-2004. Series V. Electronic Records, 1994-2011.
13.5 Linear Feet (28 boxes )
The papers consist of lecture and course notes; research materials; writings; and departmental files documenting the professional career of historian Jon Butler as educator, administrator, and author.
Biographical / Historical
Jon Harold Butler was born June 4, 1940. He received a B.A. (1964) and a Ph.D. (1972) from the University of Minnesota. He was assistant professor of history at California State College, Bakersfield (1971-1975) and at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1975-1985). Butler has served in numerous capacities at Yale University: Professor of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies (1985-1990); Chair of the American Studies Program (1988-1993); William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies and History (1990-2004); Director of Graduate Studies, American Studies Program (1995-1997); Director of the Division of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (1997-1999); Chair, Department of History (1999-2004); Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2004-2010); Acting University Librarian (2010 December-2011 July); and Howard R. Lamar Professor of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies (2004-present).
Gift of Jon Butler, 2011.
- Guide to the Jon Butler Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Michael Lotstein
- February 2012
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository
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