A Guide to the Patrick H. Butler Collection, 1911-1990 Butler, Patrick H. Collection Ms2019-015

A Guide to the Patrick H. Butler Collection, 1911-1990

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms2019-015


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Processed by: AnnRea Fowler, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist Special Collections and University Archives

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2019-015
Title
Patrick H. Butler Collection, 1911-1990
Physical Characteristics
1.2 Cubic Feet 3 boxes
Creator
Butler, Patrick H., Jr., 1908-1992
Language of Materials
Materials in the Patrick H. Butler Collection are in English.
Abstract
The Patrick H. Butler Collection includes materials from 1911-1990. The collection contains personal papers and photographs relating to Butler's tenure as a Virginia Tech student and his alumni relationship with the university.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Patrick H. Butler Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Patrick H. Butler Collection, Ms2019-015], Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Patrick H. Butler Collection was donated to Special Collections in three acrruals in July 2017, August 2017, and November 2018.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Patrick H. Butler Collection was completed in May 2019.


Biographical Note

Patrick H. Butler, Jr. was born on January 20, 1908 in Nottoway County, VA. Before attending Virginia Tech, Patrick attended Jackson School in Petersburg, VA. Patrick attended Virginia Tech, then known as Virginia Polytechnic Institute (V.P.I.) from 1926-1930. While at Virginia Tech, Patrick was a member of the Petersburg Club, the Highty-Tighties, the Chemical Club, and the Glee Club. In his Junior year, Patrick served as a Sergeant in the Band.

Butler married Rebecca Anne Johnson of Ripley, Ohio in June of 1932. In 1935, Butler and his wife lived in Anderson, Madison, Indiana. They moved to Alexandria, VA sometime between 1935-1940. Patrick worked as an executive assistant at Alexandria Gas Co. Anne worked as a stenographer in real estate. Butler registered for the draft in 1940. Patrick H. Butler died on December 25, 1992.

Scope and Content

The Patrick H. Butler Collection includes materials from 1911-1990. The collection contains personal papers and photographs relating to Butler's tenure as a Virginia Tech student and his alumni relationship with the university. The collection consists of two series: Personal Materials and Images.

Arrangement Note

The Patrick H. Butler Collection is arranged in two series: Personal Materials and Images.

I. Personal Materials contains two sub-series: Materials from Tenure as a Student and Alumni Materials. Materials from Tenure as a Student contains the following items: Graduation Commencement Bulletins, ROTC Dinner Menu, and Thanksgiving Dinner Menus. Alumni Materials contains materials relating to the Class of 1930 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, and 55th Reunions, the Corps of Cadets, the Highty-Tighties, Paid Student Loans, Tech Triumph Scores, the Washington Chapter - V.P.I. Alumni Association, the William E. Lavery Inauguration, and the World War II Memorial. Personal Materials also contains materials from correspondence, public schools of Petersburg, German Dance Cards, V.P.I. Memorabilia, V.P.I. Stickers, V.P.I. Publications, and a V.P.I. Scrapbook. This series is arranged alphabectically by subject.

II. Images contains photographs and a postcard. The photographs are of different V.P.I. scenes, honeymoon photos, and a postcard showing the V.P.I. bookstore's offerings. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Alumni publication
  • Highty Tighties
  • Thanksgiving
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute--Corps of Cadets
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Alumni Association

Rights Statements for Archival Description

The guide to the Patrick H. Butler Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 ( https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/ ).

Contents List

Series I: Personal Materials, 1911-1990
  • Alumni Materials
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 6
      Class of 1930 35th, 40th, and 45th Reunions, 1965-06-03-1975-10-18
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 7
      Class of 1930 50th and 55th Reunions, 1980-10-10-1985-04-13
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 8
      Corps of Cadets, 1953-03-01-1990-03-27
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 9
      Highty-Tighties, 1962-11-15-1966-03-31
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 10
      Paid Student Loans, 1930-03-21-1935-08-21
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 11
      Tech Triumph Scores, 1958-1962
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 12
      Washington Chapter - V.P.I. Alumni Association, 1962-09-11-1965-09-10
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 13
      William H. Lavery Inauguration, 1975-10-16-1975-10-17
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 14
      World War II Memorial Materials
  • Box-Folder 1 folder: 1
    Correspondence, 1911-1985
  • Box-Folder 1 folder: 2
    German Dance Cards, 1927-1938
  • Box-Folder 1 folder: 15
    Materials from Public Schools of Petersburg, 1916-11-13-1917-06-11
  • Materials from Tenure as Student, 1926-1930
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 3
      Graduation/Commencement Bulletins, 1930
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 4
      ROTC Dinner Menu, 1929-07-23
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 5
      Thanksgiving Dinner Menus, 1926-11-28, 1927-11-27
  • box 3
    V.P.I. Memorabilia
  • Box-Folder 1 folder: 16
    V.P.I. Publications, 1929-1962
  • box 2
    V.P.I. Scrapbook
  • Box-Folder 1 folder: 17
    V.P.I. Stickers
Series II: Images, 1926-1966
  • Box-Folder 1 folder: 18
    Honeymoon, 1932
  • Box-Folder 1 folder: 19
    Postcards
  • Box-Folder 1 folder: 20
    Virginia Tech, 1926-1966