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Guide to the Anne M. Butler Collection on Catholic Sisters in the American West

This collection contains the papers and artifacts of Dr. Anne M. Butler. Materials contain research, correspondence, publications, lectures, awards, audiovisual material, and other materials related to her work.


Creator: Butler, Anne
Title: Anne M. Butler Collection on Catholic Sisters in the American West
Dates: 1860-2014 (Bulk, 2010-2014)
Quantity: 24.0 boxes

Language: English
Repository: Archives and Special Collections, St. Catherine University Library

Preferred Citation: Anne Butler Collection of Catholic Sisters in the American West. St. Catherine University Archives and Special Collections, St. Paul, MN 55105.


About Anne Butler

Anne M. Butler was editor of the Western Historical Quarterly. She was also a Distinguished Trustee Professor Emerita of Utah State University.

Butler was born in Somerville, Massachusetts on December 4, 1938. As an infant she was placed in the foster care of Delbert and Charlotte Theall for fourteen years. In the 1950s she moved to Baltimore and graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland Preparatory School. She then graduated from Maryland's Towson State University and went on to recieve her doctorate in American history from the University of Maryland College Park in 1979.

She taught history at a number of universities including: Gallaudet University for the Deaf in Washington, D.C., University of Maryland, Towson State University, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and Loyola College of Maryland. Butler moved to Utah in 1989 and was an associate editor at Utah State University. She became the first woman senior editor of the Western Historical Quarterly.

Dr. Butler was known for her scholarship concerning the history of the American West, specifically criminal women, cultural issues, and Roman Catholic nuns. She was the author of various articles and book, including, Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West, Gendered Justice in the American West: Women Prisoners in Men's Penitnentiaries, and the multi-prize winning Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920.

Butler died on November 10, 2014.


Contents

This collection contains research, correspondence, publications, lectures, awards, audiovisual materials, and other materials related to the work of Dr. Anne M. Butler.

The bulk of this collection is research notes on monasteries across the United States that pertain to her writings (mostly for her book Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920). The collection also includes fifteen dolls dressed in traditional nun habits.


Organization

This collection is arranged in 5 series, some with subseries. Folders in each series are predominantly arranged alphabetically.

Series 1: Writing Projects

Series 2: Research Materials

Series 3: Professional Activities

Series 4: Audiovisual

Series 5: Artifacts


Administration

Publication Information

Archives and Special Collections
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN, 55105
651.690.6553
archives@stkate.edu

Access

The collection is open for use.

Acquisition

Anne Butler donated her collection of personal and business correspondence, manuscripts, papers, photographs, slides, DVDs, dolls, and books to St. Catherine University in 2015.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Stephanie Ronning & Joseph Larsen, February 2016 - April 2016.



Detailed Description

Series 1: Writing Projects

6.5 boxes

Arrangement note

This series consists of two groups; Across God's Frontiers and Other Projects.

1.1 - Across God's Frontiers

Box

Bibliographic information, : 1996

1

Drafts, : 2011 : 10 folders

1

Manuscripts, : 2011 : 4 bundles

2, 3, 4, 5

Outline, : 2010

6

Permissions, : 2011-2012 : 2 folders

6

Research Information,: 3 folders

6

Reviews, : 2012-2014

6

UNC Press, : 2012 : 2 folders

6

1.2 - Other Projects

Box

Catholic Identity Series, : 2000

6

Invisible Flock: Catholocism and the American West

7

Mother Amadeus Dunne, : 2004

7

New York Times Essay, : 2012 : 2 folders

7

Reviews of Other Writers, : 2012-2014

7

Sowing Seeds of Justice: Catholic Nuns Race and Texas, : 1996

7

There Are Exceptions to Every Rule: Adjusting the Boundaries-Catholic Sisters and the American West, : 2005

7

Western History Association Oral History Project, : 2013

7

Series 2: Research Materials

7.25 boxes

Arrangement note

This series consists of six groups; Assorted Material, Pamphlets, Photographs & Photocopies, Printouts, Research Notes, and Assorted Resources.

2.1 - Assorted Material

Box

Archive Information

7

The Bridge by Charlotte Atkins, : 2008

7

Calendars, : 1984-2005

7

Correspondence, : 1987-2011

7

Guide to Catholic Indian Mission and School Records in Midwest Repositories, : 1984

7

Journal of the American Catholic Historical Society, : 2013

7

Katherine Drexel Information, : 1988-2000

8

Mother Seton's Sisters of Charity, : 1984

8

Western History Association Oral History Project Interview, : 2013

8

2.2 - Pamphlets

Box

1964-2010
2 folders

8

2.3 - Photographs and Photocopies

Box

1912-2010
3 folders

8, 9

2.4 - Printouts

Box

1998

9

Research Notes

Box

Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Wichita, Kansas

9

Benedictines, Boerne, Texas

9

Bishop Gilmorer Letters

9

Franciscan Sisters of Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania,: 2 folders

9

Daughters of Charity, VA City, Nevada,: 2 folders

9

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wicsonsin,: 2 folders

9, 10

Fransiscans of Mary, St. Louis, MO

10

Intermountain Catholic

10

Iowa State Archives, Des Moines, Iowa (Prisons)

10

Miles City Letters,: 2 folders

10

Notre Dame, Sound Bend, Indiana, : 1995 : 2 folders

10

Oregon Chronicles,: 2 folders

10

S.B.S. Drexel,: 2 folders

11

School Sisters of Notre Dame, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

11

School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,: 2 folders

11

Seattle, Portland, Edmonds, San Francisco,: 2 folders

11

Servants of Mary, Ohama, Nebraska,: 2 folders

11

Sinsinawa Dominicans, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin,: 2 folders

11

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrement, Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania

12

Sisters of Charity of BVM, Dubuque, Iowa

12

Sisters of Charity of Divine Providence, Seattle, Washington

12

Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas,: 2 folders

12

Sisters of the Good Shepard, St. Paul, Minnesota,: 2 folders

12

Sisters of the Holy Cross, South Bend, Indiana

12

Sisters of the Holy Spirit, San Antonio, Texas

12

Sisters of Mary of the Presentation

12

Sisters of Mary of the Presentation, Valley City, North Dakota

12

Sisters of Mercy, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,: 2 folders

12

Sisters of Mercy, Famington, Michigan,

13

Sisters of Mercy, St. Louis, Missouri

12

Sisters of the Presentation, Fargo, North Dakota

12

Sisters of St. Francis, Rochester, Minnesota,: 2 folders

12

Sisters of St. Joseph Carondolet, Arizona,

13

Sisters of St. Joseph Carondolet, St. Louis, Missouri

13

Sisters of St. Joseph Carondolet, St. Paul, Minnesota,: 2 folders

13

Southern Messenger

13

S.S.N.D., St. Louis, Missouri

13

St. Labre's Original Letters,: 2 folders

13

St. Paul's Mission, Montana

13

St. Peter's Mission Letters

13

Ursulines of Toledo, Ohio,: 2 folders

13

Ursulines, Paola, Kansas,: 2 folders

13

Various Government Reports

14

Writings of Suellen Hoy, : 1995-2002

14

Miscellaneous,: 2 folders

14

2.6 - Resources, Assorted

Box

1998-2003
2 folders

14

Series 3: Professional Activities

0.75 box

Arrangement note

This series consists of two groups; Lectures and Awards.

3.1 - Lectures

Box

Placing Nuns Inside the Women's West

14

How Wide is the Field of Labor: Catholic Sisters, Work, and the Journey to the American West

14

Conference on the History of Women Religious, : 2012-2013

14

By Carriage or Canoe: Western Travel and Pioneer Nuns, : 2003

14

3.2 - Awards

Box

Armitage-Jameson Book Prize, : 2013

14

Distinguished Book Award, : 2013

14

Series 4: Audiovisual

5 boxes

Arrangement note

This series consists of four groups based on format; DVDs, Microfilm, Slides, and Photographs.

4.1 - DVDs

Box

Follow the Star: School Sisters of Notre Dame, : 2009

15

Sturdy Roots, : 2005

15

Sturdy Roots II, : 2008

15

4.2 - Microfilm

Box

Assorted, : 1860-1880

16

Assorted, : 1977-1978 : 27 rolls

16, 17

4.3 - Slides

Box

2 boxes

18, 19

4.4 - Photographs

Box

3 boxes

20, 21, 22

Series 5: Artifacts

Box

2 boxes

5.1 - Dolls

Box

2 boxes

23, 24


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St. Paul, MN 55105
651.690.6553
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