SIA RU007377, Butts, Charles 1863-1946, Charles Butts Papers, circa 1905-1946

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Summary

Creator:
Butts, Charles 1863-1946
Title:
Charles Butts Papers, circa 1905-1946
Dates:
1905, 1905-1946, circa 1905-1946
Notes:
Charles Butts (1863-1946) was a paleontologist and authority on the Paleozoic formations of the Appalachian region. He received the B.S. in 1899, and the M.S. in 1900 from Alfred University. Butts joined the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1901 as Assistant Geologist, and was promoted to Paleontologist in 1909 and Geologist in 1912. He remained with the USGS until his retirement from federal service in 1933. From 1933 until his death, Butts was employed by the Virginia Geological Survey (VGS) to conduct mapping of the Paleozoic formations of the Appalachian valley. During his career with the USGS, Butts conducted extensive geological surveys in Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginia
Summary:
The papers of Charles Butts document his careers with the USGS and the VGS and his research on Appalachian geology and paleontology. They include a large file of incoming and outgoing correspondence with academic, government, and economic geologists and paleontologists. The letters concern his geological surveys of the Appalachian region, the preparation of publications and maps, and professional activities. Also included are notes, manuscripts, maps, lists, and related materials concerning his research
Topic:
Paleontology
Subjects:
Butts, Charles 1863-1946, Geological Survey (U.S.), Virginia Geological Survey, Alfred University
Form/Genre:
Maps, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU007377
Physical Description:
1.6 linear meters

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7377

Butts, Charles, 1863-1946

Charles Butts Papers, circa 1905-1946

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Butts, Charles, 1863-1946
Title: Charles Butts Papers
Dates: circa 1905-1946
Quantity: 1.6 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 7377
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

Charles Butts (1863-1946) was a paleontologist and authority on the Paleozoic formations of the Appalachian region. He received the B.S. in 1899, and the M.S. in 1900 from Alfred University. Butts joined the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1901 as Assistant Geologist, and was promoted to Paleontologist in 1909 and Geologist in 1912. He remained with the USGS until his retirement from federal service in 1933. From 1933 until his death, Butts was employed by the Virginia Geological Survey (VGS) to conduct mapping of the Paleozoic formations of the Appalachian valley. During his career with the USGS, Butts conducted extensive geological surveys in Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginia.

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Descriptive Entry

The papers of Charles Butts document his career with the USGS and the VGS and his research on Appalachian geology and paleontology. They include a large file of incoming and outgoing correspondence with academic, government, and economic geologists and paleontologists. The letters concern his geological surveys of the Appalachian region, the preparation of publications and maps, and professional activities. Also included are notes, manuscripts, maps, lists, and related materials concerning his research.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7377, Butts, Charles, 1863-1946, Charles Butts Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Correspondence mostly with Virginia Geological Survey c. 1931-1945 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 3

General Correspondence mostly A-D (3 folders)

Box 1 of 3

General Correspondence mostly M-P (2 folders)

Box 1 of 3

General Correspondence mostly U-W (3 folders)

Box 1 of 3

General Correspondence mostly J-N (3 folders)

Box 1 of 3

General Correspondence mostly E-H (2 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

General Correspondence mostly E-H

Box 2 of 3

Chief Geologist and Director, U. S. Geological Survey

Box 2 of 3

General Correspondence R-T (3 folders)

Box 2 of 3

General Correspondence mostly S-T (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

U. S. Geological Survey

Box 2 of 3

Mounted Photos

Box 2 of 3

Topographical Maps

Box 2 of 3

Clark County Stratigraphy

Box 2 of 3

Frederick County Stratigraphy

Box 2 of 3

Eugene A. Smith

Box 2 of 3

Stratigraphy of Walker Mountain

Box 2 of 3

Early Grove Report

Box 2 of 3

U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) Papers (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

USGS Nomenclature

Box 2 of 3

USGS Wells

Box 2 of 3

Maps/Diagrams

Box 2 of 3

Manuscripts of Lectures

Box 2 of 3

Bore Hole Diagrams

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Oolite Memorandum

Box 3 of 3

Alabama

Box 3 of 3

USGS

Box 3 of 3

Southwest Virginia

Box 3 of 3

USGS Part 2

Box 3 of 3

USGS Reports

Box 3 of 3

List of Photos

Box 3 of 3

USGS Part 3

Box 3 of 3

Hollidaysburg-Huntingdon

Box 3 of 3

USGS Part 4

Box 3 of 3

Olean Quadrangle

Box 3 of 3

Equality-Shawneetown folio Ill. Text by Charles Butts Criticisms by Mansfield and Miser Maps in open files USGS

Box 3 of 3

Silurian of Alabama and Georgia

Box 3 of 3

Pennsylvania Topographic and Geologic Survey

Box 3 of 3

Economic Geology of the Birmingham District, Alabama

Box 3 of 3

Linn W. Searles

Box 3 of 3

Glen Carbon Mine Sketch

Box 3 of 3

Memorandums of Traveling Expenses

Box 3 of 3

Diagrams, Maps, and Charts

Box 3 of 3

Watkins Quadrangle, New York

Box 3 of 3

Montevallo coal bed, Alabama

Box 3 of 3

Well Records

Box 3 of 3

Main Sewanee Coal

Box 3 of 3

Big Stone Gap Quadrangle

Box 3 of 3

Coal Resources of the Crossville Quadrangle

Box 3 of 3

Byron N. Cooper

Box 3 of 3

Georgia Tate Marble Area

Box 3 of 3

Dr. Smith's Report on Little Gem Mine

Box 3 of 3

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