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Clair J. Butterfield Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 200-211

Scope and Contents

This is a manuscript collection of some of the papers of Clair Butterfield. It includes publications he authored, correspondence, notes for his speeches, and class notes for courses he taught.


  • 1926-1973


Conditions Governing Access

Available for use by researchers in the university archive.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocoypying with permission.

Biographical or Historical Information

Dr. Clair J. Butterfield received his Ph. D. from the University of Iowa in 1945. In 1946 he was appointed to the faculty at Edinboro State Teachers College, eventually becoming chair of the school’s Department of Education. He became acting President of Edinboro State College in March 1966 after the death of acting president Harry W. Earlley. He served in that capacity until September 1966 when Chester T. McNerney was chosen as the new president. In 1973, the newly constructed teacher education building on the Edinboro campus was named in his honor.Note written by Barry Gray


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Clair Butterfield was a faculty member at Edinboro State College and served as the chairperson of the school's Department of Education.  After the untimely death of acting president Harry Early, Dr. Butterfield became the interim president.


I. Publications II. Personal Papers, 1946-1973 III. Speeches, 1934-1954 IV. Class notes

Custodial History

This is a legacy collection.
Dave Obringer
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Repository Details

Part of the Edinboro University Archives Repository