Hugh Lee Butler Papers, 1896-1953
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Brief Description:

The Butler Papers deal primarily with his duties on the Norfolk City Council from 1923-1938 as a representative of Brambleton (parking meters; race relations; Foreman Field; city anniversaries; Museum of Arts and Sciences; Blue Laws; study of schools); his service on the Local Draft Board from 1917-1922 (alleged draft evaders, delinquents, deserters); personal and family papers (tax returns, financial records, obituaries, condolences); pamphlets and brochures of Norfolk; clippings from Norfolk newspapers; and, a scrapbook.

Correspondence is arranged chronologically, or in original order as clipped together. Many carbons are on the backs of discarded "Seaboard Air Line Railway, Portsmouth, VA, Passing Report."

Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at]
Record Series Number: 00/MG 58
Created by: Butler, Hugh Lee (1871-1946)
Volume: 1.2 Linear Feet
Acquired: 01/09/1985.
Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
Butler, Hugh Lee, 1871-1946
City council members--Virginia--Norfolk
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Race relations--History--20th century
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Questions on literary property rights should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.
Physical Access Notes: All clippings in Folders 16-19 and items in Scrapbook too brittle to consult without destroying them.
Acquisition Notes: "Hap" Forrest White  Gift. Accession #A85-1
Related Materials: <span style="color: rgb(59, 59, 59); font-family: arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Note availability on microfilm at Kirn Memorial and Old Dominion University libraries.</span>
PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Hugh Lee Butler Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.