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Jessie Haver Butler Papers, 1920-1978
1 box (1 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 27

Abstract:
Teacher of public speaking for women; Lobbyist; Suffragist. This small collection of Jessie Haver Butler's papers consist of biographical information, photographs, personal correspondence, a scrapbook on daycare centers, and Butler's book "Time to Speak Up, a Speaker's Handbook for Women."

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Lecture Flyer for "Jessie Haver Butler: '88 Years Old Without A Wheelchair'," 1975

Lecture Flyer for "Jessie Haver Butler:
'88 Years Old Without A Wheelchair'," 1975

Jessie Haver Butler was born on Pueblo, Colorado cattle ranch in 1886. She received an A.B. from Smith College in 1909. She was secretary and assistant Director of New York City's Pulitzer School of Journalism, and from 1917-18, she was secretary and lobbyist for the National Consumers League. Butler lobbied for minimum wage for women in industry. She was a legislative advocate for the League of Women Voters in 1919, and in 1918 and 1919, she accompanied Carrie Chapman Catt on a cross-country lecture trip for suffrage. In 1920, she married Hugh Butler. In the 1920s, she lived in London, where she studied public speaking and lectured to women's groups. She also underwent psychoanalysis with the first Jungian Clinic Psychoanalyst in Europe, James Hadfield. In the 1930s and 40s, she taught public speaking to wives of congressmen and diplomats in Washington, D.C., and she wrote 3 books on public speaking. In the 1950s, she organized a League of Women Voters chapter in Pomona, California. She was active in the National Organization for Women, and she helped to establish daycare centers in Pomona in the 1970s. She was interested in religion and the "Community Church." Butler died in 1985.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jessie Haver Butler Papers (1920-78) consist of 1 linear foot of material. They contain biographical information; photographs, including photos of Carrie Chapman Catt and Queen Mary; personal correspondence; a scrapbook on daycare centers; a tape and video; a book inscribed by George Bernard Shaw; and Butler's book Time to Speak Up, a Speaker's Handbook for Women.

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Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Jessie Haver Butler Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
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Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • Butler, Jessie Haver, 1886-
  • Child care services--California--History--Sources
  • Day care centers--California--History--Sources
  • Public speaking for women--History--Sources


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