Charles Butts Papers,
circa 1905-1946

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7377
Creators:
Butts, Charles, 1863-1946
Dates:
circa 1905-1946
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
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.

Historical Note
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.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7377, Charles Butts Papers

Keywords
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