Scrapbook and photographs of Anna Land Butler, 1915-1920, 1954
Scrapbook contains photographs of Anna Land Butler's family and friends; programs and handbills for events at local theaters, including the Apollo Theatre; ticket stubs from dances and other events Butler attended; invitations to parties; napkins, calling cards, and other mementos from parties and events she attended; a song sheet; and a menu from an unnamed restaurant.
- Butler, Anna Land (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Anna Land Butler as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Extent.21 linear feet ((1/2 file box) plus 2 photograph folders)
The papers of Anna Land Butler contain a scrapbook, photographs, a song sheet, and a menu from an unnamed restaurant. The scrapbook contains photographs of family and friends; programs and handbills for events at local theaters, including the Apollo Theatre; ticket stubs from dances and other events Butler attended; invitations to parties; napkins, calling cards, and other mementos from parties and events she attended. Also included is a certificate recognizing Butler as a member of the 1915 Indiana Avenue School girls' dodgeball championship team. Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be digitized and available online.
African-American poet and teacher Anna Mabel Land Butler (October 7, 1901 - March 19, 1989), daughter of John Weaver Land, a hotel doorman and poet, and Edith Land, was raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She attended Indiana Avenue School, Atlantic City High School, and the State Normal School in Trenton. She married Floyd Butler (1904-1993); they had one son, Maurice Hayes Butler. From 1922 to 1965, Butler was employed as an elementary school teacher. From 1936 to 1965, she also worked as a newspaper correspondent for the Pittsburgh Courier. The newspaper also published several of her poems. In 1965, she worked as an editor and reporter for the Philadelphia Tribune. Butler published several volumes of poetry including Album of Love Letters--Unsent, Volume 1: Morning 'til Noon (1952), Touchstone (1961), and High Noon (1971).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2021-M198
The scrapbook and photographs of Anna Land Butler were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Between the Covers in December 2021.
Processed: February 2022
By: Johanna Carll
The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit. Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Language of description
- Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.
- EAD ID
Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository
The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future. In addition to its traditional strengths in the history of feminisms, women’s health, and women’s activism, the Schlesinger collections document the intersectional workings of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in American history.
3 James St.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA